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  • A Family Seeks Answers After 2 Mental Health Patients Drown In Police Custody

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    The family of one of two mental health patients detained in South Carolina who

    Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:23:52 -0400
  • Obama Photographer Taunts Trump And GOP Senators With FBI Abbreviation Explainer

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    Former White House photographer Pete Souza used Instagram to explain to

    Thu, 20 Sep 2018 06:25:41 -0400
  • He Created 3D-Printed Guns And Funded Neo-Nazis. Now He's An International Fugitive.

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    There's an international manhunt underway for Cody Wilson, the guy credited

    Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:21:01 -0400
  • Exclusive: With more immigrant children in detention, HHS cuts funds for other programs — like cancer research

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    The government is diverting millions of dollars from programs including the CDC and the National Institutes of Health.

    Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:02:59 -0400
  • Mother of baby swept away by Hurricane Florence floodwaters: 'I did everything I could'

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    The mother of a child who died after he was swept away by Hurricane Florence's

    Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:11:44 -0400
  • 'Calm before storm,' Trump warns South Carolina after Florence deluge

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    "Over the next couple of days, it's going to get rough in South Carolina... Whatever you need from Washington, we are there," Trump told an official briefing in Conway, South Carolina. "Now it looks nice, but it's really the calm before the storm," he said referring to water draining into rising rivers after Florence's epic deluge over the weekend. Trump visited a neighborhood in Conway where residents were loading moving vans in anticipation of more flooding.

    Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:08:36 -0400
  • Queens stabbing: Three infants among five people stabbed at 'illegal' New York day care centre

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    At least five people, three of them infants, have been stabbed at an in-home daycare centre in New York City, according to police. The stabbings occurred just before 4am in the Flushing neighbourhood, of the Queens borough at what authorities described as a “short-term residential facility” where all of the victims and suspect lived. Police said a 52-year-old woman allegedly stabbed a woman who works as a staffer in the facility eight times in the torso, then one of the babies’ fathers, as well as the three infants.

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:01:00 -0400
  • Best Bites: Pumpkin spice waffles

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    Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your

    Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:00:00 -0400
  • May says EU response to UK Brexit plan 'unacceptable'

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    British Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday the European Union's abrupt dismissal this week of her Brexit plan was unacceptable, as she conceded negotiations were "at an impasse". European leaders refused to give ground to May at a summit in Salzburg on Thursday, warning that her proposals for future economic ties based on a UK-EU free-trade area only for goods would "not work".

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:57:15 -0400
  • Yes, Yandy Really Made A 'Sexy' 'Handmaid's Tale' Halloween Costume

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    Welp: If you ever wanted to know what a "sexy" "Handmaid's Tale" costume looks

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:04:12 -0400
  • Kavanaugh Accuser's Lawyer Says Rush To Hearing Is ‘Not A Fair Or Good Faith Investigation’

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    Republican lawmakers' rush to go forward with a hearing for Supreme Court

    Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:43:12 -0400
  • After warm words, US tells Kim Jong-un that concessions will only come after denuclearisation

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    Hopes of rapid progress towards the denuclearisation of North Korea cooled on Thursday after the US pushed back against Kim Jong-un's promise to dismantle a nuclear test site if Washington first made concessions. Donald Trump and his secretary of state had both offered words of encouragement after Kim signed a joint statement with Moon Jae-in, the South Korean president, during three days of talks in Pyongyang this week. But that was followed by a more sober State Department briefing insisting nothing had changed in the US position and there could be no rewards for Mr Kim’s regime until it completed the denuclearisation process. Heather Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman, said, “Nothing can happen in the absence of denuclearisation. Denuclearisation has to come first.” Analysts have long pointed out that promises made by Kim offer little new, particularly on the issue of its nuclear weapons capability. Inside North Korea: fascinating images of the world's most secretive state That was not enough to prevent an initial positive reaction from US officials. Mr Trump described the joint declaration as “tremendous progress”. “Kim Jong-un has agreed to allow nuclear inspections, subject to final negotiations, and to permanently dismantle a test site and launch pad in the presence of international experts”, Mr Trump tweeted on Wednesday. “In the meantime there will be no rocket or ruclear testing”. Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, was equally bullish about the developments, saying he had invited Ri Yong-ho, the North Korean foreign minister, to a meeting during the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week. Beyond the pomp and pageantry, Moon is keeping delicate denuclearisation talks with North Korea on track “This will mark the beginning of negotiations to transform US-[North Korean] relations through the process of rapid denuclearisation of North Korea, to be completed by January 2021, as committed by Chairman Kim, and to construct a lasting and stable peace on the Korean Peninsula”, Mr Pompeo said in a statement. The demolition of a missile engine test site and a launch pad are not considered to be concessions because the North has already demonstrated that it can launch long-range ballistic missiles and has mobile missile launchers. The offer to shut down the nuclear plant at Yongbyon is also of limited significance because it is widely understood that Pyongyang is operating at least one secret uranium enrichment facility elsewhere. And while the North offered to dismantle the Yongbyon, it also added the caveat that it would only do so “if the US takes corresponding measures”. Washington’s insistence that the ball is in Mr Kim’s court is becoming increasingly unpopular in South Korea, however, with a new poll showing that six out of 10 people believe that additional cross-border exchanges should be permitted, along with economic cooperation, before North Korea carries out its promises to abolish its nuclear weapons.

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:42:39 -0400
  • 'Hotep' — community action in East New York

    East New York, a residential neighborhood in the eastern section of Brooklyn, has battled poverty since the 1950s. In April 2018, I began documenting grassroots community action in response to the social problems associated with poverty — from street crime and drug addiction to gun violence. In this series, which is part of a long-term urban project I started in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, in 2012, I have been following the efforts of a local organization called ManUp Inc. Members use the Egyptian word “hotep,” which means “to be at peace,” to greet people in their community.

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:42:18 -0400
  • Hezbollah leader boasts group has 'highly accurate' missiles

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    The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah boasted they possess "highly accurate" missiles despite Israeli attempts to prevent it from acquiring such weapons.

    Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:04:07 -0400
  • Florence Kills An Estimated 5,500 Pigs, 3.4 Million Chickens And Turkeys In North Carolina

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    As Florence battered the Carolinas this past week, dozens of heartwarming

    Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:01:05 -0400
  • Arrest made in fatal stabbing of jogger in Washington, DC: Police

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    An arrest was made in the slaying of Wendy Karina Martinez and the suspect is expected to appear in court later today.

    Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:47:25 -0400
  • Germany's Merkel sees a lot of work to do on Brexit by October

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    Substantial progress must be made on Brexit by October if a deal is to be struck in November, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday after leaders discussed a possible final Brexit summit for November. Merkel said British Prime Minister Theresa May's so-called Chequers plan, hashed out at her country home in July, offered a good basis for negotiations but there was still a lot of work to do on the issue of future EU trade relations with Britain. "It was clear today that we need substantial progress by October and that we then aim to finalise everything in November," Merkel told reporters at an informal European Union summit.

    Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:04:28 -0400
  • Hurricane Florence: Family Demands Answers After 2 Mental Health Patients Drowned

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    The two women were being transported in a van at the time of their deaths.

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:36:31 -0400
  • Pot 'enthusiasts' wanted to sample cannabis in Canada, hundreds apply

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    A Toronto marketing company is looking to recruit six "cannabis enthusiasts" to test strains of pot and report back on their characteristics. "A self-avowed interest in cannabis together with the ability to distinguish the often nuanced characteristics of different strains is desirable," said the job posting. The selected pot "connoisseurs" will form a "cannabis curation committee" whose advice will help determine which strains the company includes in sample packages once recreational-use pot becomes legal on October 17.

    Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:18:41 -0400
  • Joe Biden: Christine Blasey Ford 'Shouldn't Have To Go Through What Anita Hill Went Through'

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    Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday defended his handling of Anita

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:40:07 -0400
  • China tells US to withdraw Russia sanctions or 'bear the consequences'

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    The Chinese government has called on the US to “correct the mistake” and withdraw new sanctions on the Chinese military over deals with Russia or “bear responsibility for the consequences”. The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sweeping US sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 US election. In response, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said: “China expresses strong indignation at these unreasonable actions by the US side and has already lodged stern representations.”  Speaking to reporters in Beijing, he said the move seriously harmed bilateral relations and military ties.  “We strongly urge the US side to immediately correct the mistake and rescind the so-called sanctions, otherwise the US side will necessarily bear responsibility for the consequences,” he said, without giving details. China has “normal” military exchanges and cooperation with Russia, aimed at protecting regional peace and stability, which is not against international law or aimed at any third party, Geng added. China will continue to work with Russia to promote strategic cooperation at an even higher level, he said. The US State Department said on Thursday it would immediately impose sanctions on China’s Equipment Development Department (EDD), the military branch responsible for weapons and equipment, and its director, Li Shangfu, for engaging in “significant transactions” with Rosoboronexport, Russia’s main arms exporter. The sanctions are related to China’s purchase of 10 SU-35 combat aircraft in 2017 and S-400 surface-to-air missile system-related equipment in 2018, the State Department said. They block the Chinese agency, and Li, from applying for export licenses and participating in the US financial system. It also adds them to the Treasury Department’s list of specially-designated individuals with whom Americans are barred from doing business. The US also blacklisted another 33 people and entities associated with the Russian military and intelligence, adding them to a list under the 2017 law, known as the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, or CAATSA. CAATSA also seeks to punish Russia for its aggression in Ukraine and involvement in Syria’s civil war. At a glance | Sanctions against Russia Doing significant business with anyone on the US blacklist can trigger sanctions like those imposed on China. Some of those added to the list, which now contains 72 names, were indicted in connection with Russian interference in the 2016 US election, a US official said. President Donald Trump on Thursday issued an executive order intended to facilitate implementation of the sanctions. A federal special counsel is leading a criminal investigation of Russian interference in the US election, and any possible cooperation with Trump’s presidential campaign. Trump has insisted there was no collusion with Russia. Moscow denies any effort to meddle in US politics. One US administration official, who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity, said the sanctions imposed on the Chinese agency were aimed at Moscow, not Beijing or its military, despite an escalating trade war between the United States and China. “The ultimate target of these sanctions is Russia. CAATSA sanctions in this context are not intended to undermine the defense capabilities of any particular country,” the official told reporters on a conference call. “They are instead aimed at imposing costs upon Russia in response to its malign activities,” the official said. In Moscow, Russian member of parliament Franz Klintsevich said the sanctions would not affect the S-400 and SU-35 deals. “I am sure that these contracts will be executed in line with the schedule,” Klintsevich was quoted as saying by Russia’s Interfax news agency. “The possession of this military equipment is very important for China.” Security analysts in Asia said the move was largely symbolic and would only push Moscow and Beijing closer together. “The imposition of US sanctions will have zero impact on Russian arms sales to China,” said Ian Storey, of Singapore’s ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute. “Both countries are opposed to what they see as US bullying and these kind of actions will just push Beijing and Moscow even closer together,” he said, adding that Moscow needed Chinese money and Beijing wanted advanced military technology. Collin Koh, a security analyst at Singapore’s S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, said the sanctions would do little to counter the evolving research and development relationship between China and Russia. China relies less on large big-ticket purchases from Russia, but Chinese defence industries are seeking expertise from Russia and former-Soviet states to plug knowledge gaps, he said. The Trump administration is pursuing strategies to clamp down on China and faces growing pressure to respond strongly to US intelligence agency reports that Russia is continuing to meddle in US politics. Members of Congress, including many of Trump’s fellow Republicans, who passed the sanctions bill nearly unanimously, have repeatedly called on the administration to take a harder line against Moscow. Administration officials said they hoped the action against EDD would send a message to others considering buying the S-400. US officials have been discussing the issue particularly with NATO ally Turkey, which wants to buy the Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile batteries. Washington has expressed concern that Turkey’s planned deployment of the S-400s could pose a risk to the security of some US-made weapons and other technology used by Turkey, including the F-35 fighter jet. US officials have warned that Turkey's purchase of the system could contravene CAATSA. “We hope that at least this step will send a signal of our seriousness and perhaps encourage others to think twice about their own engagement with the Russian defense and intelligence sectors,” another US official said. 

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 03:10:44 -0400
  • 4 Dead In Shooting At Maryland Rite Aid Facility

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    Four people, including the shooter, were killed when a 26-year-old woman

    Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:02:43 -0400
  • UN chief: No inter-Korean success without US-NKorea success

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    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday that negotiations between the two Koreas won't be successful unless there is simultaneous success in U.S.-North Korean negotiations to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

    Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:51:48 -0400
  • Teen Abducted by Tad Cummins Recounts Twisted Advances by Ex-Teacher

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    Elizabeth Thomas says she was scared, and didn't want to reveal to her parents and friends that she'd been kissed by a grown man.

    Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:49:28 -0400
  • Netanyahu tests Israeli fast train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv

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    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tested Israel's new high-speed train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv on Thursday, but much work remains before it is fully operational. Netanyahu joined Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz on the ride from a newly built train station in Jerusalem's city centre to Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv. Travelling at speeds up to 160 kilometres (100 miles) per hour, the ride from central Jerusalem to the airport will take 21 minutes -- half the time it takes to drive there in normal traffic, though congestion often makes the trip much longer.

    Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:20:17 -0400
  • Arizona head-on crash kills eight, including four illegal immigrants

    A sport utility vehicle carrying seven suspected illegal immigrants was hit head-on by another car on an Arizona highway, killing eight people, state police said on Thursday. Three other people were seriously injured in the collision on Wednesday when a Chevrolet Suburban, containing seven immigrants and two U.S. citizens, was hit by a Buick passenger vehicle near Florence, Arizona, about 125 miles (200 km) from the border, a police spokesman said. The state Department of Public Safety earlier had reported nine people were killed in the accident.

    Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:26:46 -0400
  • The Push For Christine Blasey Ford to Testify Plays Into An Ugly Myth About A Victim's 'Duty'

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    Politicians criticizing Christine Blasey Ford for not wanting to testify

    Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:56:21 -0400
  • Suspect in parents' murder at retirement home dead

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    The manhunt is over for Bruce Rogal who police say walked into a retirement home in Chester County, Pennsylvania on Wednesday and shot his parents dead hours after his divorce was finalized. Linda So reports.

    Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:19:20 -0400
  • 11 Sweet Potato Soufflés That Are Easier Than They Look

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    Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:51:00 -0400
  • Trump Tells Hurricane Florence Survivor 'At Least You Got A Nice Boat Out Of The Deal'

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    Hurricane Florence has resulted in at least 37 deaths in three states, but

    Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:11:15 -0400
  • Hizbollah chief boasts of moving 'high-precision' weapons under Israel's nose

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    The leader of Lebanon's militant Hizbollah has boasted the group now possesses "highly accurate" missiles despite Israeli attempts to prevent it from acquiring such weapons. Hassan Nasrallah did not offer specifics on the precision weapons, but his comments prompted a reply from Israel's Prime Minister. Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Hizbollah leader that "if he confronts us, he will receive a lethal blow that he can't even imagine." Israel worries that Hezbollah has been improving its capabilities and Israeli officials have said they will not allow "game-changing" weapons, such as guided missiles, to reach the group. In recent months, Israel has acknowledged carrying out scores of strikes in Syria, most of them believed aimed at halting suspected arms shipments for Hizbollah from Iran, its main backer and Israel's archenemy. Female supporters of Lebanon's Hizbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah chant slogans as he addresses his supporters via a screen Credit: Reuters On Thursday, Nasrallah claimed Israeli strikes in Syria to prevent Hizbollah from acquiring precise missiles were ineffective. "I tell (Israel) no matter what it did to cut the route, it is over. It has already been achieved," he said, adding that Hizbollah "now possesses precision missiles and non-precision and weapons capabilities." Nasrallah was speaking during a traditional televised speech at the end of Ashoura, a top religious holy day for Shia Muslims that lasts for 10 days. He told supporters to be confident and Israelis to be concerned of Hizbollah's capabilities. Nasrallah said the balance of power in the region has changed. Hizbollah has thousands of fighters in Syria supporting President Bashar Assad's forces in the civil war. "If Israel imposes a war on Lebanon, Israel will face a destiny and reality it didn't expect any day," Nasrallah said. A general view shows Russian fighter jets on the tarmac at the Russian Hmeimim military base in Latakia province, in the northwest of Syria Credit: AFP Nasrallah's speech was broadcast on a large screen to supporters in Beirut's majority-Shia suburb of Dahiya. On Wednesday, Nasrallah said Israeli claims to have targeted a shipment to Hezbollah in Syria's Latakia province earlier this week were "lies." Hizbollah fighters will continue to be deployed in Syria, he said, but perhaps in lesser numbers due to reduced fighting there after Syrian government forces regained control of most rebel-held areas. Nasrallah also urged supporters to rally behind Iran, saying it's facing hard times as more US sanctions take effect in November. 

    Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:22:32 -0400
  • Girl, 4 others shot during memorial service expected to live

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police searched Friday for suspects who witnesses said opened fire on dozens of people gathered for a memorial service outside a Syracuse home, wounding an 8-year-old girl and four other people.

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:24:08 -0400
  • 4 Big Revelations from the Kim-Moon Summit

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    Can Seoul achieve North Korean denuclearization and keep its alliance with Washington too?

    Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:39:00 -0400
  • U.S. judge dismisses GM ignition switch criminal case

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    U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan approved a request filed Monday by federal prosecutors to dismiss the two-count criminal information. In 2015, GM entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office in New York after the Detroit automaker was charged with concealing information from government officials, and wire fraud. GM agreed to pay a $900 million fine and accept three years of oversight by an independent monitor.

    Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:42:50 -0400
  • Israeli air force chief to give Moscow findings on Russian plane downing

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    Israel's air force commander will lead a delegation to Moscow to share the military's findings on the Syrian downing of a Russian warplane following Israeli air strikes, the army said Wednesday. The delegation, led by Major General Amikam Norkin, would on Thursday "present the situation report... regarding all aspects" of the incident, the army said in a statement. On Monday, Syrian air defences shot down a Russian military plane, killing 15 soldiers, after Israeli missiles had struck the coastal region of Latakia.

    Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:03:26 -0400
  • Jogger Seeks Shelter at Chinese Restaurant After She’s Brutally Stabbed: Authorities

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    Customers tried to revive the newly-engaged woman before she died.

    Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:42:20 -0400
  • Emilia Clarke's Badass 'Game Of Thrones' Tattoo Proves She's The Real Dragon Deal

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    Emilia Clarke will forever wear her "Game of Thrones" role on her wrist.

    Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:39:49 -0400
  • 10 European Castles and Palaces You Need to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

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    Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:24:47 -0400
  • Alibaba Backpedals On Promise To Bring 1 Million Jobs To U.S., Blames Trump Tariff War

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    Chinese tech giant Alibaba will no longer bring the 1 million jobs it had

    Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:04:37 -0400
  • Student gives professor an awkward nickname, accidentally submits paper without changing it

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    We've all had embarrassing written word-related misfortune in our lives, whether it be accidentally sending the wrong text off to the wrong person or hitting send on an email before we finished editing.  But this college student just took text related awkwardness to the next level.  SEE ALSO: Tinder launches Tinder U for the college kids Twitter user @zoeyoxley shared a major edit blunder on Twitter with the caption "a series of unfortunate events." After submitting a paper to her professor, Oxley noticed she had not changed the placeholder name she'd given the professor in question.  That would not have been the end of the world, was it not for the fact that Oxley had chosen the placeholder name "Professor whats his nuts." A series of unfortunate events: pic.twitter.com/xSnT0JTYPV — zo !!! (@Zoeyoxley) September 20, 2018 Let's see a close up of some of those screen shots... Image:  @zoeyoxley Image:  @zoeyoxley Image:  @zoeyoxleyOxley was not the only one who found this placeholder name fail funny enough to share on social media.  The professor – Professor whats his nuts, if you will – also tweeted about the the placeholder name incident.  A student emailed me, profusely apologizing for getting my name wrong at the top of their paper, and I was like, “Thanks, whatever, nbd.” Then I got to their paper and saw their instructor was “Professor whats his nuts” — John Hendel (@Hendyhendel) September 19, 2018 People on Twitter had a lot of feelings about this name mix up. Look, fair warning, any human I meet whose name I can't remember will now be referred to as Professor What's His Nuts. https://t.co/1OaIwc5qqJ — Linda Sawicki (@bookishcoquette) September 20, 2018 “Professor What’s His Nuts” was my father’s name. Please, call me Deez. — Ben (@benhdudley) September 20, 2018 *Laughs out loud*.*Suddenly has a thought**Checks I have put the right names on my dissertation submission**Realises this is another thing now that I will now be checking continuously*#deadlinelooming #studentlife https://t.co/oYJYy496Jg — grace (@GraceREThomas) September 21, 2018 This could happen to anybody, honestly!  WATCH: Architects are building floating neighborhoods on city canals to create affordable housing for students

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:01:06 -0400
  • Former Southwest Airlines employee files lawsuit, claiming 'whites-only' airport break room

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    A former Southwest Airlines employee has filed a discrimination lawsuit, claiming that workers created a 'whites-only' break room at Hobby Airport.

    Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:44:38 -0400
  • 2 patients drown as van swept into floodwaters

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As South Carolina rivers overflowed from Florence's torrential rain, deputies taking two women to a mental health facility drove into floodwaters that swamped their van and trapped the women inside, officials said Wednesday.

    Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:33:48 -0400
  • Palestinians say Israeli troops fire on Gaza protesters, one killed

    Israeli forces opened fire during a demonstration in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday, killing a Palestinian youth, the Palestinian health ministry said. An Israeli military spokeswoman said she had no knowledge of the incident, initially. Ashraf Al-Qidra, a spokesman for Gaza's health ministry, said 15-year-old Moamen Ibrahim Abu Eyada was shot dead by Israeli soldiers east of the town of Rafah, which lies at the southern end of the Gaza Strip and borders Egypt.

    Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:19:06 -0400
  • Gavin Williamson commits extra British troops in Ukraine to stop Russia 'reversing Cold War outcome'

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    Only a month ago, a Ukrainian soldier was killed by sniper fire at the spot where Gavin Williamson, the Defence Secretary, is now standing. This is the front line of the West’s new war with Russia. Two hundred yards away, Russian-backed separatists are in position, their sniper rifles at the ready. Protected by helmet and body armour, Mr Williamson is surveying the remains of a hospital, its walls bullet-riddled and the windows blown out. Separatist fighters had targeted it with mortars  and machine gun fire from across the fields that now represent an illegal de facto border between Ukraine and Russian-occupied territory outside Marinka, a satellite town about three miles to the west of Donetsk.  Mr Williamson had deployed forward from the safety of Kiev, Ukraine’s capital city, to see for himself the effects of what he called Russia’s “brazen and reckless” act of initiating the conflict in the east of the country.  Britain will increase military support to its ally by sending Royal Marines later this year and increase the presence of Royal Navy patrols in the Black Sea in 2019.  Odessa, Ukraine’s biggest port, located in the west of the country, is expected to come under pressure from the Russian Navy over the coming months as they try to effect an economic blockade. Gavin Williamson with troops in the contested region of Ukraine. September 18th 2018. Tension with Russia after Ukraine’s Maidan Revolution in 2014 led to separatists, backed by regular Russian military units, seizing Crimea and a large swathe of Ukrainian territory along the border. More than 10,000 lives have been lost in the conflict. Mr Williamson’s Ukrainian hosts watched nervously as the Secretary of State surveyed the damage, mindful that he stay on the paved surface. The fields either side are now feared to have been planted with landmines hidden beneath the soil.  The Ukrainian soldier killed last month had been shot at from a house on the Russian separatist side of the frontline. Mr Williamson became on Tuesday the first western minister outside of Ukraine to experience the frontline - and Vladimir Putin’s land grab - at such close proximity. He may as well have been sauntering down Whitehall. “The Kremlin is trying to undermine our values, destroy our way of life, and reverse the outcome of the Cold War,” said Mr Williamson, 42. “Its behaviour only increases the risk of miscalculation and the prospect of crisis turning to chaos.”  There needs to be a response to Russian encroachment. We’ve got to make it clear that there is a price to be paid for such actionsDefence Secretary Gavin Williamson The Mi-8 Hip helicopter taking us east towards the 300 mile-long Line of Control, the new, illegal border with Russia, had raced forward at 120 knots, pulling up sharply to get over trees and power lines. Twenty-six Ukrainian aircraft have been shot down by Russian-supplied surface to air missiles since the conflict started, so the pilots take no chances and cling to the safety of the folds in the earth.  Some 35,000 Russian-backed separatists and an estimated 4,000 regular Russian troops are located in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine. Holding them back are around 60,000 Ukrainian forces. The Kremlin tried to break the will of the Ukrainian people, Mr Williamson said, but the nation came together against such a blatant act of aggression. “What you’ve seen is an independent free nation that has been attacked by a powerful neighbour and we’ve seen men and women come together to repel that invasion and push back those that would wish to do them harm,” he told the Telegraph, accompanying him on the visit.   “Vladimir Putin and his cronies around him want to abuse their power. This is not the type of behaviour we expect of any nation, let alone one that sits as a permanent member of the Security Council. [Russia is becoming] a pariah nation.”  The Defence Secretary receives a brief in a hardened bunker from the Ukrainian General in command of the operational area.  Around 300,000 people live without clean water after the treatment plant supplying this region of Ukraine was destroyed by shelling. Just inside Russia an estimated 700 tanks are available to push further into Ukraine should the order come. Cyber attacks are common with Ukrainian military personnel regularly harassed on their personal mobile phones. The message from Russia is clear: we can get to you any time we want.   Russia’s military intelligence arm, the GRU, blamed by Britain for the nerve agent attack in Salisbury, is also present. Two GRU operatives were caught inside Ukraine in 2016 and exchanged for a pilot that had been shot down. They are all constant reminders of how easily Russia and the separatists can raise or lower the pressure, according to the wider agenda of destabilising Ukraine and making it an unattractive prospect for Nato or EU membership.  Gavin Williamson stayed at the front line for about 20 minutes, accompanied by Ukraine’s Joint Force Operation Commander, Lieutenant General Serhiy Nayev. The protection party of around 50 soldiers, scanning the scrub and battered buildings nearby for signs of movement, were eager to move on.  Four years of war in Europe: A photo dispatch from the frontline in Ukraine Despite all the security measures, including having two Mi-24 Hind helicopter gunships cover our approach, the soldiers admitted Russia probably knew the British Defence Secretary was here. To attack the British minister would, of course, be an outrageous and provocative act, but after Salisbury all rules have changed. Mr Williamson was undeterred and happy to stay chatting with Ukrainian troops. “We have common values and we believe in standing up for those common values,” he said, “It’s important that we stand up for the international rules-based order. “There is a constant pattern where Russia is pushing the boundaries of acceptable behaviour [and] there needs to be a response to Russian encroachment. We’ve got to make it clear that there is a price to be paid for such actions.”  Mr Williamson is in no doubt that blame lies directly with Mr Putin. “The behaviour of the Putin-led regime is not acceptable. We want to be able to ensure that the people who are on the front line, where we are today, have the best ability to survive and defend their homeland.” He also fears Mr Putin is widening his new Cold War with the West. Mr Williamson added: “We’re seeing Russian aggression, not just on the front line but an increasingly more assertive posture in the Black Sea. 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