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  • Clinton Calls Trump Budget an 'Unimaginable Level of Cruelty'

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    Hillary Clinton slammed President Trump’s federal budget plan while giving a speech at the Children’s Health Fund Annual Benefit.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 14:12:56 -0400
  • Seth Rich’s parents speak out against ‘unspeakably cruel’ conspiracy theories

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    A slew of recent, unfounded stories about the death of former DNC staffer Seth Rich has led his parents to write an op-ed condemning the commentary.

    Wed, 24 May 2017 10:03:41 -0400
  • Landslide Buries Stretch of Famous Hwy. 1 at California’s Big Sur

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    Part of California’s Highway 1 remains buried under a mountain of rock and dirt that stretches a quarter-mile wide.

    Wed, 24 May 2017 11:52:13 -0400
  • 12-Year-Old Girl Abducted by Teen Boys In 'Imminent Danger'

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    McKenzie Wilson went missing from her upstate New York home early in the morning.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 13:50:03 -0400
  • Killer whales charge toward blue whale off California coast

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    A pod of killer whales appears to charge at blue whale off the coast of Monterey, California, in a rare encounter captured by a drone camera on May 18.

    Wed, 24 May 2017 02:06:04 -0400
  • Trump promises peace push after 'fantastic' pope talks

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    Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to use his US presidency to promote global peace after meeting Pope Francis, before heading into a high-stakes summit of the world's biggest military alliance. "Honor of a lifetime to meet His Holiness Pope Francis," a star-struck Trump wrote on Twitter before leaving Rome for Brussels and the next leg of his first overseas trip as US president. "I leave the Vatican more determined than ever to pursue PEACE in our world," the billionaire former reality TV star said.

    Wed, 24 May 2017 14:21:15 -0400
  • 2 addiction counselors at halfway house die of drug overdose

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    WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Two addiction counselors at a suburban Philadelphia halfway house died of opioid overdoses inside the facility on the same day, authorities said Wednesday.

    Wed, 24 May 2017 12:24:14 -0400
  • UK police hunt Manchester bomber's network, angered by U.S. leaks

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    By Michael Holden and Andy Bruce MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Police scrambled to close down a network around the Manchester suicide bomber with arrests in Britain and Tripoli on Wednesday, as details about the investigation were leaked to U.S. media, infuriating authorities who fear a second attack is imminent. British-born Salman Abedi, 22, who was known to security services, killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children on Monday. Manchester police arrested five men and one woman on Wednesday, bringing the total held for questioning to seven, and searched multiple addresses in northern and central England.

    Wed, 24 May 2017 19:35:26 -0400
  • Betsy DeVos Elaborates On School Choice

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    Even though Education Secretary Betsy DeVos did not give away any specifics, she did stress on the importance of holding states accountable when it comes to education and making them answerable to parents, not the government.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 07:03:19 -0400
  • Warning Shots Fired Over Possible North Korean Drone

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    South Korea fired 90 machine gun rounds in response to an unidentified object that flew south from North Korea.

    Wed, 24 May 2017 12:53:21 -0400
  • Fox News retracts Seth Rich conspiracy story as Hannity vows to press on

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    A controversial Fox News report about the death of a Democratic National Committee employee last summer — a story that had fueled a conspiracy theory that rocketed across right-wing media, but reportedly embarrassed some of the network’s staffers — was retracted by the network Tuesday afternoon. The report attempted to tie the death of data analyst Seth Rich — who was shot in what Washington police believe was a botched robbery attempt — to the leak of DNC emails to WikiLeaks, which began publishing them two weeks later. The implication, spelled out most directly by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, was that Rich had provided the emails and was assassinated in retaliation or as part of a coverup.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 16:19:03 -0400
  • President Trump’s first trip abroad

    In contrast to George W. Bush and Obama, President Trump’s first overseas trip is a highly ambitious venture. Here's a look at some of the highlights.

    Wed, 24 May 2017 02:30:52 -0400
  • Suicidal Man 'Unintentionally' Kills Girlfriend With Bullet That First Went Through His Own Head: Cops

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    Victor Sibson survived the suicide attempt and was charged with second degree murder on Friday.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 16:07:00 -0400
  • Nepali climbers say outcrop near top of Everest is intact

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    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepali climbers said Tuesday that a rocky outcrop near the top of Mount Everest known as the "Hillary Step" is intact, disputing a British climber's claim the feature had collapsed.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 05:26:55 -0400
  • Charging bear attacks hunter in terrifying encounter caught on video

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    A Canadian hunter is lucky to be alive after being attacked by a black bear. Richard Wesley was bow hunting near Fire River, Ontario, when he noticed a large black bear roaming nearby. At first, the bear seemed unfazed by Wesley's presence, but when the hunter makes a sound in an attempt to scare off the approaching bear, it charges. Wesley attempts to make as much noise as possible, and even punches the attacking bear in the face. The camera falls and the hunter returns just a few seconds later, visibly shook by the near death experience. "I should have shot a long time ago," Wesley says into the camera just seconds after the attack.  Luckily, the hunter walked away nearly unscathed.  "No wounds except a bruised elbow and ego where the bear threw me down," Wesley wrote on YouTube.  "Genuinely happy that this was a non fatal or tragic outcome." 

    Wed, 24 May 2017 16:28:23 -0400
  • Landslide on California highway part of $1 billion in damage

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    A massive landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean is the latest natural disaster to hit a California community that relies heavily on an iconic coastal highway and tourism to survive, and it adds to a record $1 billion in highway damage from one of the state's wettest winters in decades.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 22:27:27 -0400
  • The only real way to stop atrocities like the Manchester attack is to end the wars which allow extremism to grow

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    President Trump leaves the Middle East today, having done his bit to make the region even more divided and mired in conflict than it was before. At the same moment that Donald Trump was condemning the suicide bomber in Manchester as “an evil loser in life”, he was adding to the chaos in which al-Qaeda and Isis have taken root and flourished. It may be a long distance between the massacre in Manchester and the wars in the Middle East, but the connection is there.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 14:05:00 -0400
  • Teen Girl Throws Herself In River For 'Blue Whale' Suicide Challenge

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    The girl reportedly jumped into a turbulent river to complete a suicide challenge referred to “Blue Whale.”

    Tue, 23 May 2017 16:04:34 -0400
  • China's Xi says navy should become world class

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    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called for greater efforts to make the country's navy a world class one, strong in operations on, below and above the surface, as it steps up its ability to project power far from its shores. China's navy has taken an increasingly prominent role in recent months, with a rising star admiral taking command, its first aircraft carrier sailing around self-ruled Taiwan and a new aircraft carrier launched last month. With President Donald Trump promising a US shipbuilding spree and unnerving Beijing with his unpredictable approach on hot button issues including Taiwan and the South and East China Seas, China is pushing to narrow the gap with the U.S. Navy.

    Wed, 24 May 2017 11:47:47 -0400
  • Chloe, the adorable side-eying little girl, is all grown up

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    Remember Chloe, the adorable, shade-throwing, side-eyeing little girl whose hilarious reaction won the Internet’s heart? Well, as kids tend to do, Chloe grew up, and our hearts just can’t handle the cuteness.

    Wed, 24 May 2017 15:08:22 -0400
  • Russia's Gigantic New Submarine Has Enormous "Wings"

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    The submarine will be twice as long as a jumbo jet.

    Wed, 24 May 2017 12:53:12 -0400
  • Man Charged in Death of Girlfriend's Daughter After 'Wrestling Moves': Cops

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    Richard Gamache, 24, is charged with first-degree child abuse for severely injuring the 2-year-old. She later died.

    Wed, 24 May 2017 15:30:00 -0400
  • The Latest: Slain student remembered at commencement

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    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing death of a black student visiting the University of Maryland (all times local):

    Tue, 23 May 2017 11:06:57 -0400
  • India fires on Pakistani military posts, army says

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    India announced Tuesday it had fired mortars at Pakistani army posts across their disputed border in Kashmir, a rare public disclosure of such a pre-emptive assault against its neighbour. Troops fired at military camps in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir which were being used to harbour militants, an Indian army spokesman said. "As part of our counter-terror operations, punitive fire assaults across LoC (Line of Control, the de facto border) are being undertaken by the Indian army," Major-General Ashok Narula told a briefing in New Delhi.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 09:00:38 -0400
  • The Latest Starbucks Secret Menu Drink Is The Prettiest Of Them All

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    You *have* to try it.

    Wed, 24 May 2017 12:44:27 -0400
  • Donald Trump calls Kim Jong-un a 'madman with nuclear weapons' in call with Rodrigo Duterte

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    Donald Trump called North Korean leader Kim Jong-un a “madman with nuclear weapons” in a phone call with President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines. A transcript of the controversial phone call, obtained by multiple news outlets, suggests the two leaders spoke extensively about North Korea and the possibility of a nuclear attack. “We can’t let a madman with nuclear weapons on the loose like that.

    Wed, 24 May 2017 12:03:00 -0400
  • Chris Cornell Family Awaits Toxicology Report

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    Last week, police said that the "Audioslave and Soundgarden frontman committed suicide but his family raised doubts over his death.

    Wed, 24 May 2017 07:02:20 -0400
  • Ethiopia's Tedros wins WHO race, first African to get top job

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    By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, becoming the first African to lead the United Nations agency. The former health minister and foreign minister received more than half the votes in the first round and then won a decisive second-round election, beating Britain's David Nabarro to the job. "It's a victory day for Ethiopia and for Africa," Ethiopia's ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva Negash Kebret Botora told Reuters before Tedros, as he is widely known, was to take the floor at the WHO's annual ministerial assembly.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 13:55:11 -0400
  • Apple designer made a $12,000 hourglass that comes with an iPhone-worthy design story

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    Design stories can be pretty silly, and that’s especially true for Samsung’s annoying smartphone design stories — here’s the most recent Galaxy S8 story. But Samsung designers aren’t the only ones that have exaggerated tales about their creations, and we’ve got one more such example for you. This time around, it comes from an Apple designer, although it doesn’t concern an Apple product. Marc Newson created a special hourglass for Hodinkee that retails for $12,000. It’s handcrafted, and it contains noisy nanoballs instead of boring sand. No, there’s absolutely no reason to buy one, even if it’s a Newson creation. The hourglass is 150mm tall and 125mm across at the widest point. It contains 1.3 million tiny copper balls that measure just 0.6mm in diameter, and measures precisely 10 minutes. But the way Newson and Hodinkee describe it makes it sound like something that’s actually worth buying/watching/enjoying. It’s not. “Sometimes you see an object, and it just captivates you. You can't look away. You can't even really explain what you're looking at either,” Hodinkee says. “Marc Newson's Hourglass is one such object. It takes the idea of one of the most basic time-measuring instruments ever devised, and pushes it to its limits.” Alright. "It is perhaps one of the most fundamental objects in the world of timekeeping, and arguably one of the oldest, but I love the fact that it is so sort of deeply esoteric, and it has this strange and mesmeric quality," Newson says in the promo video at the end of this post. "On one hand, you're witnessing time. But on the other hand, it's completely sort of timeless, and it actually if anything focuses your attention on the opposite of time, if that makes any sense." It doesn’t. And, look, the actual manufacturing of the hourglass is impressive itself. The glass object requires a certain precision, and it’s hand made, which is remarkable. It’s just Hodinkee and Newson’s design stories that are annoying. “Watching the Hourglass is a multi-sensory experience that cannot be communicated in words,” the blog post explains. “The combination of watching those first few nanoballs bounce around the bottom chamber, the flow begin to change surface patterns in the top chamber, and the unique sound of the nanoballs flying around, hitting the glass and one another as they settle at the bottom, is utterly mesmerizing. Invariably, the first time we show it to someone, there's a gasp, a big smile, and sometimes even a little giggle as they lean in and get ready to watch for the full 10 minutes.” Mkay.

    Wed, 24 May 2017 21:03:28 -0400
  • 5 killed, 286 held in Bahrain raid on Shiite cleric's town

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    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain police raided a town Tuesday that is home to a prominent Shiite cleric facing possible deportation, arresting 286 people in an assault in which officers fired tear gas and shotguns at protesters. At least five demonstrators were killed and others wounded.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 22:05:44 -0400
  • Deadly blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England

    Photos of the British response to the deadly bombing at a concert arena in Manchester, England, on Monday night.

    Wed, 24 May 2017 12:30:32 -0400
  • Husky Caught on Surveillance Shoplifting a Loaf of Bread, Then Returning With an Accomplice

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    Cops said the dog will not be facing any charges.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 12:06:00 -0400
  • This Woman's Viral Post About Being a "Bad Mom" Is So Relatable

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    And what Constance Hall learned from a therapist is something every mom should keep in mind.

    Wed, 24 May 2017 12:53:47 -0400
  • Quit your job and get paid to cuddle cats all day

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    Imagine a world where you could spend your days cuddling adorable fluffy kittens. A Dublin-based veterinary clinic is making that dream a reality as they're advertising a "cat cuddler" role. It sounds like the best job in the world.  SEE ALSO: Stop working like a sucker and get paid to build Lego models instead Just Cats veterinary clinic in Clonsilla, Dublin, is looking for a "crazy cat person" who "loves cats". Among other requirements includes "cattitude" — whatever that means. The ideal candidate will have a track record of feeding stray cats in your locality and they'll feel "warm and fuzzy" when they pet cats.  Image: justcats.ieThat's not all you'll need, though... You'll also need to have "gentle hands capable of petting and stroking cats for long periods of time". *Better crack out that hand lotion now, eh?!* You'll also need to be "softly spoke" and "capable of cat whispering" to calm the nerves of more nervous cats.  It doesn't end there, though..... You'll also need to possess the rare skill of understanding different types of purring.  And, on top of all that? You'll also need a qualification recognised by the veterinary council of Ireland. Wannabe cat cuddlers can apply by sending CVs and cover letters to miaow@justcats.ie .  Good luck. WATCH: Watch dogs try cat toys for the first time

    Wed, 24 May 2017 08:19:35 -0400
  • Donald Trump's climate change denial guru says US President faces 'impending disaster'

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    Donald Trump’s administration is facing “impending disaster” because of its failure to ditch policies designed to reduce global warming, according to a former aide who is a leading climate science denier. Myron Ebell was in charge of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during the transition from Barack Obama’s presidency to Mr Trump’s and was important enough to be granted a visit to Downing Street after Republican billionaire took office.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 06:58:00 -0400
  • Jana Duggar Gets The Spotlight

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    Jana Duggar gets praised for her child rearing skills.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 09:54:53 -0400
  • Chaffetz formed new firm before saying he would leave House

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    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, whose abrupt announcement last week that he was quitting Congress and his key role as chairman on the House Oversight Committee left a trail of questions, set up a new company in April just a day before announcing he wouldn't run for re-election.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 20:26:22 -0400
  • The most important Nintendo Switch accessory you can buy is still only $9 on Amazon

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    If you own a Nintendo Switch then you know exactly how difficult it is to find — well, unless you just head over to Amazon and pay a premium to have one shipped out right away. Stores continue to get limited supplies of Switch consoles in stock, and they’re sold out just as quickly as they arrive. So if you have a Switch, the last thing you want to do is damage it while you’re playing Zelda or Mario Kart. Do yourself a favor and pick up an amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2-pack on Amazon, and you’ll keep your Switch’s screen in perfect condition. Here are a few key details from the product page: Specifically designed for Nintendo Switch Ultra-clear High Definition with 99.9% transparency to allow an optimal, natural viewing experience Ultra thin-0.3mm thickness is reliable and resilient, and promises full compatibility with touchscreen sensitivity Highly durable, and scratch resistant - surface hardness 9H and topped with oleophobic coating to reduce fingerprints. Includes: 2x GLASS Screen Protector, Wet/Dry Wipes, Squeeze Card, Easy Installation Use Guide, Dust Removal Stickers

    Wed, 24 May 2017 12:11:57 -0400
  • Explosions strike Syria's Damascus and Homs, 4 killed

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    BEIRUT (AP) — An explosion claimed by the Islamic State group in the central Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday killed at least four people and wounded more than two dozen, Syria's state media and the militant group reported.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 11:05:31 -0400
  • In photos: The world's top-rated landmarks 2017 on TripAdvisor

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    Tue, 23 May 2017 09:40:47 -0400
  • Manchester terror attack probe widens as US leaks grate

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    Britain raced Thursday to track down a jihadist network suspected of orchestrating the Manchester concert attack, while a row escalated between London and Washington over leaked material from the probe. As more children were named among the 22 victims of Monday's massacre, the suicide bomber's father and brother were arrested in Libya and police in Britain made new arrests.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 02:50:15 -0400
  • Ben Sasse says Michael Flynn's hiring looks 'really, really troubling'

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    Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., spoke to Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga about his new book, "The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance." She also asked about Michael Flynn, who is at the center of the Russia investigation. Sasse called the ousted national security adviser’s hiring "really, really troubling" and said that he should respond to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's subpoenas.

    Wed, 24 May 2017 18:21:58 -0400
  • Christina El Moussa Got the Sweetest Tattoo Honoring Her Kids

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    Check out her new ink.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 14:43:06 -0400
  • In first under Trump, U.S. warship challenges Beijing's claims in South China Sea

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    By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, the first such challenge to Beijing in the strategic waterway since U.S. President Donald Trump took office. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the USS Dewey traveled close to the Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, among a string of islets, reefs and shoals over which China has territorial disputes with its neighbors. China said its warships had warned the U.S. ship and it lodged "stern representations" with the United States.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 04:35:04 -0400
  • India Could Dominate The World Of Blockchain

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    Could the blossoming fintech scene in Andhra Pradesh turn this coastal state in southern India into the next Silicon Valley?

    Tue, 23 May 2017 17:23:01 -0400
  • Jeff Sessions in KKK robe image projected onto Justice Department headquarters

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    Stunning visuals depicting Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a Ku Klux Klan robe have been projected onto iconic Washington buildings including the Department of Justice building. The projections, created by activist and artist Robin Bell, showed Mr Sessions with the infamous white hood alongside some of his past statements that have been pointed to as insensitive to racist struggles. “I thought the KKK was OK until I learned that they smoked pot,” one of the projections reads, a close approximation to a comment Mr Sessions made while investigating a case against Klansmen as a US attorney in Alabama in the 1980s.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 13:32:14 -0400
  • Five asteroids will cruise by Earth in the next year, and one is coming very close

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    There's so many cool things to see out in space — from gorgeous views of Jupiter to stunning glimpses of Saturn, and a star that might have aliens hanging out nearby — that it's easy to forget that it's actually a pretty hostile place. We're reminded of that whenever NASA alerts the world that an asteroid is making a close appearance, and a scientists with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory just took some time to break down the next five asteroid flybys that we should all keep our eyes on, including one that might be too close for comfort. The handful of asteroids, which are thought to be as small as 8 meters in diameter to as large as 90 meters, will all pass within five lunar distances. One lunar distance is the space between the Earth and our moon, or about 238,900 miles. That might seem like a pretty comfortable gap, but in terms of the vastness of space, a rock jetting past our planet at such a distance is a pretty close shave. https://twitter.com/RonBaalke/status/866656898455543809 The largest of the rocks, called "2017 BS5" is also the first to make its trip past our planet. It is expected to fly by at a distance of 3.15 lunar distances on July 23rd, 2017. The next asteroid encounter will be the closest pass of them all, with asteroid "2012 TC4" coming within 0.15 lunar distances of Earth on October 12th, 2017. That's a distance of just over 35,000 miles, which is an extremely close pass, but the asteroid is only thought to be 12 to 27 meters in diameter, making the event slightly less worrisome. The last three flybys will take place starting on December 3rd of this year, then again on February 24th and April 2nd of 2018. All three of those rocks are expected to pass at a more comfortable distance of between 3.69 and 4 lunar distances.

    Wed, 24 May 2017 17:24:21 -0400
  • Hack, fake story expose real tensions between Qatar, Gulf

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    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Incendiary statements about Iran and Israel posted on Qatar's state-run news agency that authorities blamed on hackers sparked a regional dispute Wednesday, with the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia blocking Qatari media including Al-Jazeera.

    Wed, 24 May 2017 12:20:33 -0400
  • Galaxy Note 8 Leak Shows Our Best Look Yet

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    Samsung has already said that it's planning a new Galaxy Note for this year, and now the upcoming phablet might have leaked online. The images show a device with the same dual-curved Infinity Display you'd find on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. It also appears to come with many of the same sensors as the Galaxy S8.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 11:30:00 -0400
  • Islamic State-linked militants besiege Philippine city

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    MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into a southern Philippine city Thursday as gunfire and explosions rang out after militants linked to the Islamic State group torched buildings, seized more than a dozen Catholic hostages and raised the black flag of ISIS.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 00:54:12 -0400
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