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  • Trump slams Sessions as he reportedly considers firing his own AG

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    The president continued to attack his attorney general early Tuesday, railing against the nation’s top law enforcement officer in a series of tweets.

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:06:09 -0400
  • New Facts Uncovered About Trump FBI Pick

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    Matt Katz, reporter for WNYC, talks with Rachel Maddow about the sketchy employment by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie of Donald Trump's pick to replace James Comey has director of the FBI, Chris Wray.

    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:00:37 -0400
  • Driver in Texas denies he knew immigrants were in stifling truck

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    By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - The man accused of smuggling at least 100 illegal immigrants inside a sweltering tractor-trailer, 10 of whom died, has said he was unaware of the human cargo he was hauling until he took a rest stop in Texas, court papers showed on Monday. James Bradley Jr., 60, was arrested on Sunday after police said they discovered dozens of undocumented Mexican and Guatemalan nationals, some unconscious in the back of the truck, others staggering around the vehicle in the parking lot of a Walmart store in San Antonio. Authorities called to the scene found the bodies of eight illegal immigrants, along with 30 to 40 others who survived the ordeal but were suffering from dehydration and heat stroke, some of them as young as 15.

    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:46:15 -0400
  • Condemned killer arrives at death house ahead of execution

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned killer in Ohio arrived at the death house a day ahead of his scheduled execution Wednesday with several requests for a delay pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:07:52 -0400
  • Parents Of Florida Boys Lost At Sea Say Lawsuit Makes Them ‘Relive Nightmare’

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    "Everyone will be forced to relive this horrible nightmare on a daily basis in order to defend this lawsuit and to prepare for trial."

    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:42:43 -0400
  • This massive fish species was somehow only just discovered

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    Researchers regularly remind us that the world's oceans are still hiding some truly remarkable secrets, but when we imagine new species of ocean life it's usually tucked away in the crushing depths, or so tiny that we somehow didn't notice it up until now. An all-new species of ocean sunfish was just discovered that throws those expectations completely out of the window, weighing in at over two tons and making regular trips near the surface in order to keep warm, but it's a remarkable find nonetheless. Researchers led by Marianne Nyegaard of Australia's Murdoch University discovered the new sunfish species after looking closely at over 150 DNA samples from various sunfish. After matching three of the DNA samples with known species, the team realized that the fourth was completely new and undocumented. They subsequently nicknamed it the "hoodwinker sunfish" thanks to its ability to remain hidden for so long. But despite having DNA samples that proved the presence of an unknown species, nobody knew exactly what it looked like. After hunting for a specimen that matched the DNA for a year, Nyegaard got a tip that four sunfish had washed up on a beach in New Zealand, and it was at that point that she finally found what she had been searching for. Like the other members of the ocean sunfish family, the new species — officially named Mola tecta — is absolutely huge. Its massive, disc-shaped body is punctuated by large fins on its top and bottom, and its bony structure pushes its weight over the two ton mark. The hoodwinker sunfish has since been spotted in several different places, including the waters off South Africa, Chile, Australia and New Zealand.

    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:00:10 -0400
  • Fake Street Signs Warning of 'Easily Startled Police" Appear After Cop Shoots Minnesota Woman

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    Fake street signs appear after Minnesota cop fatally shot woman who reported hearing screams.

    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:06:00 -0400
  • This Tiny Game of Thrones Detail May Reveal How the White Walkers Will Get Past the Wall

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    Potential spoilers ahead

    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:28:20 -0400
  • Records: EPA chief jets away for weekends on taxpayer's dime

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Records show the head of the Environmental Protection Agency spent weekends in his home state during his first three months in office, frequently flying to and from Oklahoma at taxpayer's expense.

    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:51:33 -0400
  • Drawing in the customers in Mogadishu

    Somalian mural artist Muawiye Hussein Sidow, also known as ‘Shik Shik’, is the man responsible for the art that features on more than 100 shops, including barbers, tea shops and supermarkets across Mogadishu. (Reuters)

    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:24:46 -0400
  • Does Trump have ‘complete power to pardon’ himself? We asked a legal expert.

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    Can the president pardon himself? In an interview with Yahoo News, law professor Brian Kalt explains the presidential pardon power, historical precedents and how a pardon could affect independent counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.

    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:21:02 -0400
  • Venezuelan agents seize two more court appointees: opposition

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    By Anggy Polanco and Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Two more people named to an alternative Supreme Court in defiance of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government were arrested on Wednesday by intelligence agents during a fast-escalating political showdown, the opposition said. Jesus Rojas and Zuleima Gonzalez were seized in central Anzoategui state after another appointee, Angel Zerpa, was arrested at the weekend, the opposition-led National Assembly said. Venezuela's majority-backed opposition is demanding Maduro abandon a Sunday election to create a controversial congress with powers to rewrite the country's constitution and override all other institutions.

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:46:28 -0400
  • Serbia's president urges nation to resolve Kosovo relations

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    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia must resolve its relations with its breakaway former province of Kosovo in order to move forward, Serbia's president wrote in an opinion piece Monday.

    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:38:27 -0400
  • Jahi McMath Case: Family Wants Death Certificate Revoked

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    In a court document, a UCLA neurologist declared that recorded videos from the past two years show Jahi McMath is actually alive and that her condition is improving with time.

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:12:52 -0400
  • Progress with Russia over air-defence system: Erdogan

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    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday announced progress in talks to get Russia to supply its latest S-400 air-defence system to Ankara. "We have signed with Russia. God willing, we will see S-400s in our country," Erdogan said in a speech to his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lawmakers in parliament.

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:37:17 -0400
  • Mother comes home to find child covered in blood and saying she was sexually abused

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    A North Carolina woman has told authorities she returned home from work recently to find her seven-year-old daughter covered in blood, claiming to have been sexually assaulted. The girl told her mother she had been assaulted by Brentley Jason Breyers, the man she refers to as “father,” according to police. The woman told authorities she had left her four children with Mr Bryers on Friday morning while she went to work.

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:10:00 -0400
  • No Air, No Water: Surviving Immigrant Recalls Tractor-Trailer Horror The Killed 10

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    Adan Lara Vega said screaming children begged for water but received none.

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:31:00 -0400
  • There's Actually A Meaning Behind All Of The Starbucks Apron Colors

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    Behind each color is a story.

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:47:49 -0400
  • Trump message chief warns leakers: ‘I’m going to fire everybody’

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    Newly minted White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci warned suspected leakers on Tuesday that they must stop spilling Trump administration secrets or risk being fired.

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:34:12 -0400
  • Venezuela crisis enters pivotal week, Maduro foes protest

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    By Andrew Cawthorne and Anggy Polanco CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition plastered election centers with slogans and rallied in honor of dead protesters on Monday in a final week-long push to force President Nicolas Maduro into aborting a controversial congress. The unpopular leftist leader is pressing ahead with the vote for a Constitutional Assembly on Sunday despite the opposition of most Venezuelans, a crescendo of international criticism, and some dissent within his ruling Socialist Party. Critics say the assembly, whose election rules appear designed to ensure a majority for Maduro, is intended to institutionalize dictatorship in the South American nation, a member of OPEC.

    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:35:11 -0400
  • Facebook workers are demanding higher wages because they literally can't afford rent anymore

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    Over 500 cafeteria workers at Facebook's Menlo Park, California headquarters have unionized and are demanding higher wages because they can't afford to live in Silicon Valley.

    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:24:00 -0400
  • How Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Could Work For Space Travel

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    Elon Musk recently proposed the high-speed floating train that’s accelerated by magnets and coasts between destinations.

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:24:50 -0400
  • China fires back at US accusations over aerial encounter

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    China on Tuesday denied its fighter jet pilots operated dangerously during an encounter with a U.S. surveillance plane in international airspace in which the American pilot took evasive action to avoid a possible collision.

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:36:58 -0400
  • AP: Brazilians detail abuses by US church, shattered lives

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    SAO JOAQUIM DE BICAS, Brazil (AP) — At the Word of Faith Fellowship churches in the Brazilian cities of Sao Joaquim de Bicas and Franco da Rocha, the signs of broken families are everywhere: parents separated from their children, siblings who no longer speak, grandparents who wonder if they will ever know their grandchildren.

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:35:35 -0400
  • UN says Jerusalem crisis must end as Trump sends envoy

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    The UN warned Monday that the crisis over new security measures at a volatile Jerusalem holy site must be swiftly resolved, as a top US official arrived in Israel to try to ease tensions. The crisis, which saw a weekend of deadly violence, was also discussed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and King Abdullah II of Jordan, a day after an Israeli guard at its embassy in Amman shot two Jordanians dead after an attack. UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov's warning and the visit by US President Donald Trump's top aide Jason Greenblatt come after more than a week of tensions over the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:52:36 -0400
  • Used Luxury Cars For Less Than a Toyota Corolla

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    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:10:24 -0400
  • Couple Leaving Hospital After Birth of Baby Gets Car Stolen

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    As Dalan and Krysta Askew prepared to bring home their third child, Penelope Jade, someone was stealing their car, they said.

    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:55:00 -0400
  • Donald Trump confirms covert CIA programme in Syria on Twitter

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    Donald Trump appears to have inadvertently confirmed the existence of a covert CIA programme in a Twitter post. In a series of tweets, the US President attacked The Washington Post in connection with a story about the termination of US efforts to aid rebels fighting to oust Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. The tweet appeared to refer to a report claiming the US President was phasing out the secret programme to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels, a policy began by Barack Obama in 2013.

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 02:14:00 -0400
  • L.A. man accused of smuggling king cobras in potato chip cans

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    A Los Angeles man was arrested on Tuesday after federal prosecutors said he arranged to smuggle into the United States three live, highly venomous king cobra snakes hidden in potato chip canisters. Rodrigo Franco, 34, was charged with illegally importing merchandise into the country in connection with a parcel from Hong Kong that was intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents on March 2 containing the 2-foot (0.61 meter)-long snakes concealed inside the canisters. Three albino Chinese soft-shelled turtles were also found in the package, prosecutors said, adding that Franco on that same day mailed a box to Hong Kong with six protected turtles inside.

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:37:57 -0400
  • Richard Dawkins hits back at cancellation of Berkeley event for 'abusive speech against Islam'

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    Richard Dawkinswants "a public apology" from a California radio station that cancelled an event with the scientist because of his “abusive speech against Islam”. The influential academic and writer was scheduled to speak about his memoir A Brief Candle in the Dark at an event organised by Berkeley’s KPFA Radio next month. But KPFA has now cancelled the talk, citing his "hurtful speech" against Islam.  “We had booked this event based entirely on his excellent new book on science, when we didn’t know he had offended and hurt – in his tweets and other comments on Islam – so many people," KPFA wrote in an email to ticket buyers. KPFA exercises its free speech right not to participate with anyone who uses hateful language against a community already under attack. https://t.co/nTC1LYQKiG— KPFA Radio (@kpfa) July 21, 2017 "KPFA does not endorse hurtful speech. While KPFA emphatically supports serious free speech, we do not support abusive speech. We apologise for not having had broader knowledge of Dawkins’s views much earlier. We also apologise to all those inconvenienced by this cancellation.” Residents had reportedly highlighted statements made by the evolutionary biologist and confirmed atheist, including a 2013 tweet saying "Islam is the greatest force for evil in the world today". @ToddKincannon I think Islam is the greatest force for evil in the world today. I've said so, often and loudly.What are you talking about?— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) March 1, 2013 Professor Dawkins responded to the radio station in an open letter published on his website, saying he had lived in Berkeley for two years  and had appreciated KPFA's  "objective reporting and humane commentary".  "It was therefore a matter of personal sorrow to me to receive this morning your truly astonishing 'justification' for de-platforming me," he wrote. “You conspicuously did not quote a source when accusing me of ‘abusive speech’. Why didn’t you check your facts – or at least have the common courtesy to alert me – before summarily cancelling my event?” This is so stupid. Oh and by the way, my entire family is Muslim. Oh and Muslims aren't weak little children. They can hear other views.— Fouad (@fouadalnoor) July 22, 2017 Professor Dawkins said that he had “never used abusive speech against Islam”, explaining that while he had previously called Islamism “vile”, Islamism is not the same as Islam. “I have criticised the appalling misogyny and homophobia of Islam, I have criticised the murdering of apostates for no crime other than their disbelief. Far from attacking Muslims, I understand – as perhaps you do not – that Muslims themselves are the prime victims of the oppressive cruelties of Islamism, especially Muslim women,” the author wrote.  Dawkins 'not certain' God does not exist 01:31 Urging the radio station to find examples of the abusive speech, he added: "When you fail to discover any, I presume you will issue a public apology." Professor Dawkins' bestselling book about the study of evolution, The Selfish Gene, was named the most influential science book of all time last week by the Royal Society. Berkeley, historically known as the home of the Free Speech moment in the 1960s, has hit the headlines in recent months over the cancellations of other controversial speakers. An event for alt-right figure Milo Yiannopoulos was cancelled in February by the University of California after clashes involving far-left protesters, as was a speech by conservative pundit Ann Coulter. 

    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:29:27 -0400
  • Want To Live Longer? Be Neurotic

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    People who worry all the time might live longer than their calmer counterparts, which would be one benefit of having an anxiety disorder.

    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:19:03 -0400
  • The Surprising Breakfast That Keeps Giada De Laurentiis Looking So Fit

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    She skips protein and goes straight for the starch.

    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:56:00 -0400
  • Texas Senate again OKs 'bathroom bill' over police criticism

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    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again passed the state Senate on Tuesday over opposition from police and major corporations, but still faces an uncertain path to becoming law.

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:52:39 -0400
  • Ukraine leader slams Russia over arms given to rebels

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    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday demanded Russia's Vladimir Putin halt arms supplies to rebels as the leaders of France and Germany tried to revive a peace plan. After a spike in violence, the four leaders discussed the Ukraine crisis for two hours by telephone in the latest round of talks aimed at stilling a conflict that has killed 10,000 people since April 2014. The conversation was the first to involve French President Emmanuel Macron since he came to power in May, becoming the main international moderator on the crisis along with Germany's Angela Merkel.

    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:46:18 -0400
  • Scientists Found a Second Giant Garbage Patch in the Pacific

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    As if one wasn't bad enough.

    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:01:38 -0400
  • Mark Cuban Agrees With Elon Musk, Says A.I. is "Changing Everything"

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    Elon Musk may seem like an alarmist, but he's got an ally in Mark Cuban.

    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:27:00 -0400
  • Rex Tillerson 'could quit as Secretary of State amid frustration at Trump administration'

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    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is considering resigning his position amid a rash of staffing changes at the White House, reports have claimed. Sources familiar with Mr Tillerson's conversations tell CNN the Secretary of State has grown increasingly frustrated with the Trump administration, and may be pondering an exit strategy. The sources say Mr Tillerson was especially troubled by President Donald Trump’s recent New York Times interview, in which he lamented hiring Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:35:00 -0400
  • 7 Apps That Will Help Put Money In Your Pocket

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    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:45:35 -0400
  • Toyota set to sell long-range, fast-charging electric cars in 2022: paper

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    Toyota Motor Corp is working on an electric car powered by a new type of battery that significantly increases driving range and reduces charging time, aiming to begin sales in 2022, the Chunichi Shimbun daily reported on Tuesday. Toyota's new electric car, to be built on an all-new platform, will use all-solid-state batteries, allowing it to be recharged in just a few minutes, the newspaper said, without citing sources. By contrast, current electric vehicles (EVs), which use lithium-ion batteries, need 20-30 minutes to recharge even with fast chargers and typically have a range of just 300-400 kilometres (185-250 miles).

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:27:09 -0400
  • WATCH: Crocodile Drags An Entire Cow With It While Swimming

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    A fisherman using a drone to look for fish in Australia captured a gigantic crocodile dragging a whole cow down the river.

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:20:53 -0400
  • Warrant: Woman "slapped" squad car before police shooting

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    A woman approached the back of a Minneapolis police car and "slapped" it shortly before an Australian woman was shot and killed by an officer, according to a search warrant filed by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:12:13 -0400
  • Al-Qaida in Syria snuffs out competition in northwest

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    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels and activists are warning that an al-Qaida-linked jihadi group is on the verge of snuffing out what remains of the country's uprising in northwestern Syria, after the extremists seized control of the opposition-held regional capital, Idlib, last weekend.

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:23:07 -0400
  • Japan woman dies of tick disease after bitten by sick cat

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    A Japanese woman has died from a tick-borne virus after being bitten by a stray cat in what is possibly the world's first animal-to-human transmission of the disease. Authorities have since confirmed that she developed SFTS, a disease transmitted by bites from a certain group of virus-carrying ticks. Human-to-human infections of the tick virus through blood contact have been reported, but ministry officials believe the Japanese woman's death could be the first case of a human dying from the bite of an infected animal.

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:19:25 -0400
  • Frozen S'mores Are This Summer's Hottest Ice Cream Sandwiches

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    Fall is sneakin' up, so make these ASAP!

    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:55:18 -0400
  • Poorly designed tote bag shows exactly why fonts are EXTREMELY important

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    Well, this fashion statement is one giant YIKES. Online based fashion store BelleChic is in hot water after selling a tote bag with a questionable message.  One Twitter user posted a photo of the tote bag that is supposed to say "MY FAVORITE COLOR IS GLITTER," but instead, it says something that is certainly not that. my fav colour is also hitler pic.twitter.com/0tMnOGpsOG — some quack 閭 (@hurlarious) July 23, 2017 Yeahhh, that bag definitely says "MY FAVORITE COLOR IS HITLER." SEE ALSO: 2017's most unnecessary fashion, ranked The bag has gone completely viral, with other Twitter users noticing the huge oversight in the its design. I mean, how can you clearly see the word "HITLER" written in gold glitter and not suggest a font change? I read that asMy favorite color is Hitler and got very confused. https://t.co/fopTlWxrQZ — Ame. (@SirenOfXebel) July 24, 2017 am i the only one that read it "my favorite color is hitler" ?? pic.twitter.com/6cKrDvKESq — ㅤ (@Zgjiw) July 23, 2017 When your favourite colour appears to be ‘Hitler’, because of a poor choice of font. pic.twitter.com/ghZxKiJdU3 — Paul Burley (@burgerhewrote) July 23, 2017 The description of the bag on the store's website states, Do us a favor — don't make this your new favorite every day tote. Unfortunately, BelleChic has yet to acknowledge the design mistake, and is still currently selling the tote for $12.99. The site even makes a point to say over 60 totes have already been sold, meaning 60 people have bought a bag that says "HITLER" on it. This, my friends, is why fonts matter. WATCH: The best way to release stress? Break your computer.

    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:39:35 -0400
  • Putin 'told Trump that Russian hackers are too good to get caught'

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    Vladimir Putin reportedly told Donald Trump that if Russian hackers had infiltrated Democratic groups, they would have been too good to have been caught. According to the New York Times, Mr Putin told Mr Trump during their G20 meeting that "Moscow’s cyber-operators are so good at covert computer-network operations that if they had dipped into the computer systems, there is no way they could have been detected". Since then Trump has shared this claim with his team, his communications director Anthony Scaramucci has said.

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:05:00 -0400
  • Golfers Offer Thirsty Coyote Some Water as It Walks Up to Them on the Green

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    Photographer Ryan Taplin said the coyote didn't look like a threat: "He just looked like he needed help."

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:41:00 -0400
  • Kenyan president fails to show for election debate

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    By George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga on Monday fielded questions alone on stage after his rival, President Uhuru Kenyatta, failed to show up for a debate between the two. Odinga, who is the flagbearer for the National Super Alliance coalition, said his top priorities if elected in the Aug. 8 general election would be to lower food prices and rent and tackle youth unemployment. "This law is meant to protect the poor from exploitation by the landlords," Odinga said.

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 02:17:27 -0400
  • Tesla Model S Tops Consumer Reports' Ratings After Getting Key Safety Feature

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    The Tesla Model S is again Consumer Reports' top-rated ultra-luxury sedan after the automaker updated its software to include automatic emergency braking at highway speeds.  Earlier this month, C...

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:00:22 -0400
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