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[edit] May 2016

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0In the US, primary physicians are increasingly proscribing antidepressants for, often unapproved, off-label use.
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0Adidas has returned Germany but with automated factories.
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2PEGIDA Bodensee (the PEGIDA outgrowth in Baden-Würtemberg[wp]) got their panties in a wad about Kinder Schokolade[wp] having the childhood photos of German football stars of African and Middle Eastern descent on their UEFA Cup 2016 special edition chocolate bar packages.
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8Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in 2004 sexual assault case.
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5Oklahoma's insane rush to execute.
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-2A US appeals coourt has ruled that Bank of America does not have to pay a $1.3 billion penalty assessed years ago.
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6PKK militants shoot down a Turkish helicopter using a Russian anti-air missile. Futher violence includes a bombing by the PKK that killed 6 Turkish soldiers.
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8Comrade Obama wants to sell machine guns, tanks, missiles, and warships to Vietnam, where political dissidents are trampled upon as he visits the country.
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9Germany is running up against the limits of current renewable energy technologies, yet finds itself occasionally producing more power than it needs. This could prove a valuable lesson for other countries.
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14Another ranking member of the "family values" party arrested for molesting kids.
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18The plot thickens in Brazil's political corruption scandal, as leaked audio suggests President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment was a conspiracy to stop her investigation against Petrobas.
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21Timothy Tyrone Foster, a black man sentenced to death by an all white jury, has his case thrown out by the Supreme Court in a 7-1 decision because the prosecutors racially discriminated against black jury applicants. The lone dissenter was Clarence Thomas, who happens to be the only African-American in the Supreme Court.
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28How copyright law is being misused to remove material from the internet.
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15The new EPA rules on PFC levels in drinking water causes many communities to suddenly have dangerously contaminated water.
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16The UK is training soldiers from repressive regimes marked as human rights abusers on their watchlist.
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8Colorado's lack of regulations on marijuana dispensaries has created push back from low-income neighborhoods.
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14Another woman in Okinawa has been raped and murdered by a US soldier.
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9U.N. rights office urges Mexico to act over extrajudicial killings.
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18Parole boards are still refusing to parole prisoners who were sent to prison as juveniles despite the Supreme Court's ruling. San Francisco private-prison inmates will be allowed to sue their prison over their exposture to valley fever. 2 guards and a cook at Rikers have been arrested for smuggling drugs and weapons into the prison but the greater scandal is how common abuse of inmates occurs at Rikers. Though, Tom Cotton says we have an under-incarcerating problem.
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16How the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers.
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16Synthes, a bone cement company, is being accused of human experimentation.
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11The International Parliamentarians for West Papua has signed a new declaration calling on the UN to supervise an independence vote for West Papua. Jeremy Corbyn joins them and recommends an independence vote.
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18Trinity Academy in Kansas threatens to expel students if they have a gay family member,
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12Iranian women cut off their hair and dress as men to avoid morality police.
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10American bison is named US's national mammal (great pics!).
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11Kazakh police break up anti-government protests.
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11The US-led coalition warns civilians to flee Raqqa as it will soon be bombed. The coalition has rejected Russia's proposal of joint strikes.
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15Trump-loving comment trolls pose as Sanders and Clinton supporters to divide Democrats.
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10Top 25 hedge fund managers earned $13bn in 2015.
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16HRW has found that the military is branding rape victims with "personality disorders" and pushing them out. (The full 124 page report.)
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11Pfizer's refusal to sell drugs used for capital punishment highlights the black market for execution drugs.
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15African Americans are twice as likely to be arrested for using marijuana in Colorado and Washington, even though it is legal.
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9Indiana's Attorney General has blocked universities from using fetal tissue for Alzheimer's research. This type of action can only help other US states and other nations with less restriftive laws get ahead of indiana in research.
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14Oil company records from 1960s reveal patents to reduce CO2 emissions in cars.
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11Cop sued for drawing gun on man filming him.
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5Victoria, Australia is considering forcing drivers to use breathalysers in order to leave public car parks.
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0Why women earn less: family and choice of doctoral field explain post-PhD pay gap.
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9Obama signs a bill that strikes the racial terms "negro" and "oriental" from federal law.
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16In a case of "why the hell wasn't this already happening", female pilots from WWII will be allowed to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
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10Another African American woman has died in police custody.
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18When scientists look at climate change data, but aren't told it's climate change data, they agree with climate change.
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13Congress is using a bill that would help fight Zika to deregulate the trucking industry. It will allow truckers to stay on the road for more than 80 hours a week.
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3Iraqi protests in the Green Zone result in violence and death.
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9The Obama Administration is proposing a rule that will bar foreign students from participating in certain research projects and classes in order to prevent intellectual property theft.
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9How Big Pharma uses charity programs to cover for drug price hikes.
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13Probiotics are a waste of money for healthy adults.
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10The FDA has approved of a new and more accurate nutrient facts label. Thanks, Michelle Obama!
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17Handcuffed man is tased to death by police in Georgia. Before he dies he says "I'm dead" and "I quit" VIDEO.
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12Israeli defense minister, Moshe Ya’alon, has resigned citing racism and extremism in Israel. Update:Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak says Israel has been "infected by the seeds of fascism."
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6A federal judge just ordered a dox of 100,000 innocent people.
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26The US House unanimously approves of a bill that will extend protections to atheists as well as define restrictions on ritual slaughter and circumcision as violations of religious liberty.
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10American Airlines, along with other travel companies, are angry with the airport waiting lines. They blame the TSA's understaffing while Homeland Security blames it on baggage fees.
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14The Zika virus has spread to Africa from the Americas. The CDC confirms that 279 pregnant in America have Zika.
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23Oklahoma legislature passes an unconstitutional law that makes providing an abortion a felony, now awaiting Gov. Mary Fallin's signature or veto. Update: Vetoed.
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16House Democrats shamed House Republicans for voting against an LGBT anti-discrimnation bill.
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8Racist ex-Trump delegate decodes ‘Make America Great Again’: White men wish it was still 1955
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11Trump SCOTUS pick William Pryor would have let states jail LGBT people for having sex in their homes
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8‘Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe’: Closer to horror film than documentary
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12Multiple strikes take place as France considers weakening the labor laws. So far the rail and port workers, air traffic controllers, and oil workers will go on strike.
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13Did Bernie supporters throw chairs at Nevada as claimed by multiple media outlets and celebrities? Snopes evaluates the claim and determines there's no evidence to support this assertion.
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21Edward Snowden: "CIA never destroys something by mistake."
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9Top judges rule identities of 'PJS' and 'YMA' must remain secret
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14Survival rates from advanced melanoma has increased to 40%.
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17Louisiana Republican Kenneth Havard looks out for you with a bill amendment setting the maximum weight for strippers at 168lb.
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10An EgyptAir airplane is missing, terrorism is suspected.
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22The average American CEO makes 335 times more than their average workers' salary.
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6Pope Francis condemns bloodsuckers who exploit the poor.
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19Half ot the money that is being to oppose the CA ballot measure to legalize marijuana is coming from police and prison guard groups.
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12Koch Industries held an event criticising the US's foreign policy.
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10Several world leaders, civil rights activists, members of the US Congress, and Amnesty International have signed a 44 page petition asking Obama to grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier.
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-5Congress stops medical marijuana research in its tracks.
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19Obama has signed an executive order that will extend overtime protections to millions of additional workers.
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22Schools in Bolivar County, Mississippi are finally desegregated.
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11Mitsubishi's president has resigned over the company's fuel scandal.
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9The hacktivist, Phineas Phisher, has stolen €10 thousands in Bitcoin and sent it to the Kurds in Rojava.
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14The LinkedIn hack was bigger than originally estimated.
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11Pope Francis criticizes the West's failure to integrate the refugees. He has said that Christianity and Islam have conquest in their souls.
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7HRW urges Jordan to ease travel restrictions on Palestinians from Gaza.
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8An arms raid in Capagh Forest, Northern Ireland is the biggest in years.
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4Employees with criminal records may be better workers.
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8A fake bomb, a would-be terrorist, and an FBI sting.
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17A Bangladeshi professor was mistaken for an atheist because he loved music, and was hacked to death.
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8At least 77 people, mostly Shia, were killed and more than 140 wounded by three bombings in Baghdad. Sadr's militias have deployed in various parts of the city.
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17Egypt has sentenced 152 people to prison for protesting.
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34Creationists were so eager to get evolution denial materials into Youngstown, Ohio, public high schools that they didn't pause long enough to notice that the video and other materials they chose to deliver their message are "from an Islamic, Holocaust-denying group accused of being a sex cult," namely Harun Yahya
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10The US Senate passes a bill that will allow the families of victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for damages.
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12Kenyan election protests turn violent and police have cracked down on them. Kenya will launch an inquiry on possible police brutality.
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25The ADL has finally recognized the Armenian genocide.
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16Congressional candidate Mike Webb explains why he was browsing porn.
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14FBI has been harassing a Tor developer since 2015.
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14FBI hid surveillance devices around Alameda County Courthouse.
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13Erdoğan seeks injunction against German media chief who laughed at poem.
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11The Intercept has released SID Today which consists of newsletters from the Snowden Archive. They cover the NSA's leaks over 9 years starting from 2003.
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21CIA inspector general's office accidentally destroyed its only copy of the full Senate torture report.
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14Ken Ham decries the secular Reason Rally as an anti-God worship site
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21Copacabullshit: Brazilian President Michel Temer's newly appointed cabinet (which is the first to have no women in decades) includes a Creationist pastor as Science and Communications Minister, and an Amazon-deforesting soybean tycoon as Environmental Minister.
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20April breaks global temperatures; if this trend continues, 2016 will become the hottest year ever recorded.
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17Kenya is shutting down all of its refugee camps leading to a mass exodus of 600,000 people.
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18The US Army is fearmongering about Russia in order to increase its budget.
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5The World Food Programme warns that funding shortfalls will cause it to halt operations in Yemen.
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5Obama has now been at war longer than any other American president.
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7A CIA tip-off led to Nelson Mandela's arrest.
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11The UN committee on torture warns "of excessive use of force, including lethal force" by Israeli security forces. (The report itself.)
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5Alabama becomes the sixth state to ban the plant-based drug Kratom.
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6U.S. court rejects bid to make the full Senate torture report public. (The court's full opinion.)
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13Mozilla is suing the FBI in order to fix any possible security flaws that were exploited during the recent Tor hacking.
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23Another anti-gay preacher arrested for... you guessed it: possession of child porn.
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17Congress is suddenly interested in cold fusion.
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9Linksys WRT routers won’t block open source firmware despite FCC rules.
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13The FBI is keeping 80,000 secret files on the Saudis and 9/11.
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11The FBI can't confirm whether they have wiretapped Amazon Echo but, at least, the TSA chief says they will no longer punish whistleblowers.
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10Puerto Rican students are fighting against further austerity measures being instituted in order to pay for the island's debt.
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7Civil rights activist seek racial justice for historical murders.
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10Obama unveils the National Microbiome Intiative.
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9Orange County prosecuters have covered up rampant misuse of jailhouse informants but the high cost of justice in the US is screwing the poor even more.
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19Denmark will no longer define transgender people as mentally ill.
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11Dilma Rousseff has been suspended and replaced by Michel Temer, a corrupt neoliberal. He has replaced the entire cabinet with white males.
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28Obama has allowed the EPA to regulate methane gas emissions released from fracking and directed public schools to allow trans students to use the restrooms they feel matches their gender identity.
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16More than 80% of people living in urban areas that monitor air quality are exposed to pollution levels that exceed WHO limits.
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12CDC secretly sanctioned multiple times for mishandling bioterror pathogens.
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8Uganda, an ICC member, failed to arrest Omar Bashir, Sudan's genocidal leader.
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14One of Shell's offshore oil rigs has leaked 90,000 gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico.
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10Camp 7, the camp at Gitmo used for torture, may be opened to a UN watchdog.
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12Recently declassified documents detail 9/11 commission's inquiry into Saudi Arabia. These are not the 28 pages from the 9/11 commission but according to John F. Lehman, a Republican on the commission, Saudi officials were supporting the hijackers.
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12The Obama administration is planning new ICE raids in order to deport Central Americans.
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9Resettling the first American climate refugees.
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16State Department fails to vet or monitor military aid to Egypt.
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31US poultry workers have to wear diapers because they are being denied bathroom breaks.
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30Birth control, not prohibition of abortion, lowers abortion rates according to a WHO study.
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14Michael Ratner, the head of the Center of Constitutional Rights and civil liberties lawyer who helped prisoners in Gitmo, has died.
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13The explosion at a West, Texas fertilizer plant which killed 15 and injured 300 has been declared a deliberate "criminal act" and the ATF is offering $50,000 to anyone with information on the person who may be responsible for instigating the explosion.
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29"At his detention hearing, Bryan further admitted to authoring an ad that ran twice in the Thrifty Nickel last year seeking a $23 million loan to raise a Christian army to overthrow the U.S. government"
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25More than 100 United Methodist clergy have come out as LGBT.
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25Arkansas judge resigns after allegations that he offered young men reduced sentences in exchange for sexual favors.
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14NCA's bid to get Lauri Love US hack case passwords thrown out.
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21Alabama's inmates have gone on strike over unpaid labor and prison conditions. They are accusing the prison's staff of starving them in order to break the strike.
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17GPS tracking devices have caught major US recyclers exporting e-waste.
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9Our fictional pundit predicted more correct primary results than Nate Silver did.
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15One of Donald Trump's nominees is an open, politically active white supremacist
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16Energy Catalyzer "inventor" Andrea Rossi sues a U.S. company that partnered with him. The company claims they tried for over three years to reproduce Rossi's claimed results and were unable to, while Rossi claims it's all lies and they're trying to stiff him.
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21NASA announces confirmed discovery of 1,284 exoplanets by the Kepler Space Telescope.
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20Health Care Denied: The ACLU has compiled a report on Catholic hospitals refusal to provide reproductive healthcare even in emergencies.
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20The ACLU is suing Mississippi over its law that allows county clerks to deny giving same-sex couples marriage licenses if they have "religious objections".
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20A new Utah law will require abortion doctors to endanger and lie to their patients.
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16Lèse-liberté: Mother of a Thai activist arrested under continued ramped-up post-coup prosecution of Lèse-majesté violations, ostensibly for a two-letter "yeah" message sent in private on Facebook.
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2Obama will visit Hiroshima.
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29U.S. official admits employees have an “unbelievable” amount of child pornography on their computers.
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29The DOJ is suing North Carolina in order to block its anti-trans bathroom bill.
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32World hunger is at its lowest point in at least 25 years.
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19Panama Papers include dozens of Americans tied to financial frauds.
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21Verit-oops: Harvard announces that students who join "unrecognized single-gender organizations" will not be eligible for leadership positions in recognized student groups, including sports teams, or be recommended for prestigious academic awards and scholarships. National fraternities and sororities are calling foul and all-female student groups are saying this throws them under the bus.
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16The Boston Globe uncovers widespread sexual abuse among New England's boarding schools.
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21Americans are using dangerous synthetic marijuana in order to avoid failing drug tests.
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14A lawsuit against the US federal government is attempting to declassify FBI documents on Terry Norman. He was a student and FBI informant at Kent State when the shooting occurred.
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15Leaked TTIP documents show that the US is attempting to lower or circumvent EU environmental and public health laws.
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20More than 300 economists are urging world governments to recognize that tax havens have no economic benefit.
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16The ICIJ has created a searchable archive for the Panama Papers.
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11Afghanistan is losing its local press corps as Afghans flee from the increasing violence.
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15Obama will designate the Stonewall Inn as a national monument.
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21Arkansas Court of Appeals orders a man to forfeit $20,000 without charging him with a crime.
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1460 minutes looks into man-made earthquakes in Oklahoma.
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13Greece adopts tax overhaul amid austerity protests.
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13The Food and Drug Administration will regulate e-cigs under the same federal regulations as regular cigarettes. This includes banning the sale of e-cigs to minors.
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16Pakistani human rights activist, Khurram Zaki, has been killed.
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17The Pentagon admits to deploying US troops to Yemen in order to "assist" Yemen's troops.
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20Alabama passes a bill to regulate abortion clinics like sex offenders.
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23A senior Saudi cleric says that homosexuality shouldn't be punished.
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19Congress wastes $1.4 billion on promoting abstinence, fidelity for HIV prevention.
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19One Arizona county will send underage drug mules to adult prison. US prisons are ending in person visitation and replaced it with unreliable, expensive video visitation.
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13Oxford, Alabama has rescinded its anti-trans bathroom ordinance while North Carolina Republicans will defy the Feds and continue to enforce their anti-trans ordinance.
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15Egypt sentences six people to death in an espionage case. This includes two Al Jazeera journalists.
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37Economist removed from plane for algebra.
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19Doctors Without Borders has pulled out of the World Humanitarian Summit. (Autoplay video) They accuse members of the UN of ignoring systemic violations of international humanitarian law in combat zones.
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15Scott Walker implements backdoor way to drug test people for unemployment benefits.
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15The whistleblower who leaked the Panama Papers is offering documents to various governments and hints at further revelations.
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12A university college in Spain has a compulsory course in Exorcism - funded by the Defence Ministry.
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19Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission suspends Chief Justice Roy Moore, with the possibility of full removal.
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21FBI told local cops to recreate evidence (using other known sources, a la Ultra) from secret cellphone trackers.
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22The NERC has announced that the name of their new research vessel will be the RSS Boaty McBoatface David Attenborough. (But they've named the ship's onboard ROV submarine "Boaty McBoatface", so not all is lost)
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10China bans suggestive banana eating in live streams
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11Hundreds of environmentalists invade the UK's largest coal mine
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10Israel bombs Gaza after rockets are fired at Israel. Israel has also destroyed tunnels Hamas has dug under its border.
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12The EPA is being sued by a coalition of environmental groups for not updating their fracking rules.
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21Turkey's prime minister has resigned.
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22Lawmakers in Missouri have passed a Voter ID law that could disenfranchise 220,000 people.
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15The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is planning to ban forced arbitration from financial firm contracts.
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17Thousands flee from a massive forest fire in Alberta, Canada.
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31KKK endorses Trump, to no-one's surprise.
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19The NSA and CIA have doubled their warrantless searches on Americans.
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20Egypt's journalists are protesting censorship.
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11Uber drivers in New York have started an organized driver association.
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16Mars is boiling, apparently.
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-11Another US soldier has died in Iraq.
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9An army captain is suing President Obama over the legality of the the war with ISIS.
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11Gutting Habeas Corpus:The Inside Story of How Bill Clinton Sacrificed Prisoners’ Rights for Political Gain
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25The highest court in Italy has ruled that when one is desperately hungry, then one may steal small amounts of food.
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12Woman ordered to provide her fingerprint to unlock seized iPhone.
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27Department of Justice says North Carolina's HB2 law is illegal and can't be enforced.
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17Recall of Takata airbags inflates to double the original estimate, now the largest recall in US history.
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31Saudi Arabia gives women the right to a copy of their marriage contract.
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18A biotech company in the US has been granted ethical permission to recruit 20 patients who have been declared clinically dead from a traumatic brain injury.
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30South Carolina's version of the "bathroom bill" fails, almost certainly dead for the year.
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29The Supreme Court won't hear a constitutional challenge to a $15 minimum wage.
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9Al-Qaeda has returned to Afghanistan.
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26Detroit's teachers are staging a second "sick-out" because they won't be paid during their summer break while in Flint, residents are outraged to learn that the city may privatize their water.
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14A second refugee has set herself on fire in order to protest her detention on Nauru.
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16Puerto Rico has chosen to default on its debts that were due on Monday, May 2nd. (Autoplay video)
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105000 to 1 against? no problem! Leicester City win the Premier League.
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6Craig Steven Wright claims to be Bitcoin creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. (A pretty obvious fraud.)
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16The FBI is choosing secrecy over locking up criminals.
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13Iraqi protestors storm the Green Zone and Iraqi Parliament after al-Sadr's speech.
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24China arrests a human rights lawyer and her husband on charges of political subversion.

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18A Denmark ethics council suggests that red meat should be taxed in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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14U.N. demands restoration of Western Sahara mission.
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11Peace activist Rev. Daniel J. Berrigan has passed away.
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18Four out of five death sentences in Louisiana since 1976 have been reversed. Those on death row are overwhelmingly black.
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14Yemen is losing its Jewish population as the civil war continues.
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15South Dakota Tribe sues the federal government over its five month closure of the only emergency room on the reservation.
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21The surveillance state rolls on:The FISA court didn't reject a single surveillance request in 2015 and have only rejected 12 requests in 3 decades. The Supreme Court has expanded the FBI's the ability to hack computers. The FBI is also planning to create "anti-radicalization" committees which Democratic Representative, Bennie Thompson, wants investigated. Lest you think this is only an American problem, Brazil is considering several crime bills that threaten the open internet for 200 million people.
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22A Sikh man is demanding the state of Texas hold those who falsely accused him of making a bomb threat accountable.
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24Texan prisons are trying to censor inmates’ families on social media.
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10Nigerian forces and pro-Biafra activists continue to clash over the issue of an independent Igbo state.
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10The Crime of Speech: How Arab governments use the law to silence expression online.
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13The US declares that its airstrike on the MSF hospital in Afghanistan wasn't a war crime. No one responsible will be prosecuted.
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21A fire has devastated New Delhi's National Museum of Natural History. It has destroyed many valuable collections.
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14Taxpayers pay over $1,600 per prayer to Congressional Chaplains.
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16An ancient rock structure in the Arches National Park have been vandalized, this time possibly permanently. Park officials are seeking witnesses.
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13Turnbull rejects New Zealand offer to take 150 refugees from detention.
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10Sandra Bland’s mother gives a speech calling for criminal justice reform at the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls.
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18Leaked IDF report states soldier who shot Palestinian attacker was driven by "twisted ideology".
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12As Cleveland agrees to pay $6 million to Tamir Rice's family another black youth is shot, but not killed, in Baltimore for carrying a BB gun.
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18According to an Oklahoma appeals court (and a hitch in Oklahoman law) oral sex is not rape if victim is unconscious from drinking.
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16Racism in medicine: The frankly bizarre beliefs of white medical students about black patients' biology.
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21Another Doctors Without Borders hospital has been bombed in Syria.
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11The US's intelligence director, James Clapper, is complaining that Snowden helped advance encryption technology by seven years. Meanwhile, a study finds that Snowden's revelations has caused a chilling effect to the trafficking to Wikipedia's articles on terrorism.
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22House Armed Services Committee votes to require women to register for the draft.
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12"Global citzenship" is rising.
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12Luxleaks trial of tax whistleblowers begins in Luxembourg.
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15Email privacy bill passes House unanimously.
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21Former Tor developer created malware for the FBI to hack Tor users.
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18Child porn suspect jailed indefinitely for refusing to decrypt hard drives.
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20Hindu teachers jailed in Bangladesh for "abusing Islam".
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27The phrases "Speaker of the House" and "serial child molester" in the same sentence. Dennis Hastert is jailed.
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23According to former NSA whistleblower, William Binney, the NSA has collected so much data that it has overwhelmed them rendering it all useless.
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17Remember that time when you mixed up "transaction amount" and "transaction fee", and paid $130,000 to send 4 cents, irreversibly? Bitcoin does.
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11Indonesia will investigate its anti-Communist purges.
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13A database leak from the Qatar National Bank gives customer data. This includes Al Jazeera journalists and British spies.
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27John McCain's fundraising consultant arrested for running a meth lab from home.
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22Oklahoma is going after abortion doctors for doing their jobs.
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11Oklahoma and Nebraska Try to Revive Their Challenge to Legal Pot in Colorado.
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20Iran performed a "virginity test" on Iranian painter, Atena Farghadani.
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22Doctors in the UK walk out of emergency rooms on an all out strike.
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17A Bangladeshi Muslim couple has been killed in their home in San Jose.
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13Congolese police arrests supporters of the opposition leader.
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15The FBI no longer needs Apple’s help in accessing the data in a drug case now that someone has given them the passcode.
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51In the ongoing process of becoming an increasingly totalitarian state, Turkey's government seeks to drop secularism from its constitution. The reasons given are that Muslim countries apparently require religious constitutions and except for two other countries, other nations don't explicitly mention secularism in their constitutions either. It's also blasphemous that the text doesn't mention His name even once.
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11About 200,000 convicted felons in Virginia will now have the right to vote in November. Meanwhile, a federal judge upholds North Carolina's voter ID law.
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21A judge sends himself to prison in order to help a veteran with PTSD.
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11This is how states are rehabilitating their prisoners.
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26A Black man sentenced to die after ‘expert’ testified that Black people are dangerous.
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20The CIA waterboarded the wrong man 83 times in 1 month. Abu  Zubaydeh has been their prime reference to allege that the torture program was useful.
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12Egypt's government has cracked down on anti-Sisi protests while the pro-government protests go unhindered.
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8National Security Letters are now constitutional.
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17The UK goverment has found that the TTIP would provide few benefits and increase economic costs.
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19Drunk in Rage: In another show of the dangers of drumming up Internet mobs, Beyoncé fans mistake Food Channel celeb chef Rachael Ray for Rachel Roy, a fashion designer allegedly alluded to in Beyoncé's latest song Sorry for wrecking her marriage, flooding Ray's social media accounts with angry threats.
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25Democracy Awakening, a grassroots coalition that demands the Voting Rights Act be restored and that "big money" be removed from politics, has concluded its protest is Washington, D.C. It has encouraged more than 90 lawmakers to demand congressional action on voting rights and campaign finance bills but, of course, they are all Democrats.
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14Junior doctors in the UK are going on strike.
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20New York will exempt sanitary products from the states sales tax.
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30Remember that dashcam footage of three teens drowning while deputies allegedly stood by doing nothing? It was misleadingly edited.
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14Uber has settled its class action lawsuit with concessions, but drivers will still be classified as "freelancers". It has also released a transparency report showing that it hs shared 13 million user's data with the US government. (Autoplay video)
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21Judge throws out evidence obtained from FBI malware.
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18Activists are fighting expensive inmate phone calls because they are a tax on the poorest.
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10While protesting the contemptible Milo Yiannopoulos, an American University professor responds with a contemptible action of her own: Hassling a reporter, because that worked out so well for Melissa Click.
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20Organic Fertilizer Fungicide Is Great at Killing Bees
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16Isaac Herzog, the leader of Israel's Labour Party and a main component to the Zionist Union coalition, is being investigated for receiving illegal funding. Meanwhile in the US, Mayor Bill de Blasio is getting investigated for violating campaign funding laws.
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12Traffic courts are driving inequality in California.
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16Nations around the world sign the historic Paris climate deal.
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9NYU grad student union overwhelmingly votes to boycott Israel over violations of Palestinian human rights.
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2093% of the Great Barrier reef has been bleached by abnormally warm ocean water.
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18Indigenous suicide rates around the world are becoming a crisis.
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8UN envoy estimates 400,000 have been killed in the Syrian Civil War which doubles the UN's original estimate.
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9In Ohio, 8 people are killed in a mass shooting; they were all from the same family and only 3 children survived. (Autoplay video)
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25US suicide rate surges, particularly among white people.
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9Chelsea Clinton has been appointed to the board of InterActiveCorp, the owner of the Daily Beast.
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16The ACLU will defend the NJ man who was ticketed for flying a Donald Trump flag.
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10CIA ​torture victims' case will go forward after judge hears claims.
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12Douglas Hughes, the gyrocopter pilot who landed at U.S. Capitol, has been sentenced to four months in prison
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28Tory London Mayor Boris Johnson accuses President Obama of having an "ancestral dislike of the British Empire", and UKIP leader Nigel Farage echoes his sentiment.
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31The Supreme Court judges all have a good laugh at one of the worst argued cases about the Fourth Amendment.
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-6Edward Snowden files lawsuit against the Norwegian Government.
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23Human rights groups have accused Israeli paramedics of adopting a policy of denying injured Palestinians medical service.
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32The Dutch are planning to scrap their ban on insulting heads of state.
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53Of all the people, Donald Trump supports transgender rights to use whichever bathroom they want, and criticized the North Carolina bathroom bill.
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32Good night my sweet Prince.
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33Islamic State has excuted 250 women in Northern Iraq for refusing to become sex slaves.
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11Teflon toxins have contaminated drinking water throughout the world.
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12Officer Liang's sentence has been reduced to negligent homicide and he will receive no jail time.(Autoplay video) Meanwhile, Officer Adam Torres has accepted a plea deal and pleaded guilty to the "involuntary manslaughter" of John Geer.
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19Congress has actually passed a bipartisan energy bill.
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7Anders Breivik wins a human rights case against Norway's use of solitary confinement on him.
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8SCOTUS will allow victims to seek restitution for Iranian sponsored terrorism. (Autoplay video)
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12Hundreds feared dead in migrant shipwreck off Libya.
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19Banana republic Britain: George Osborne agrees to exempt MPs from anti-money laundering checks under pressure from Tory backbencher
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14The Czech Republic has chosen the name Czechia as its English shorthand.
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23Nebraska has banned civil asset forfeiture.
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19A survey of the Great Barrier Reef finds that it has been almost entirely bleached.
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47Harriet Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson on United States $20 bill.
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38Target stores announce that they will allow transgender people to use the bathrooms of their identity.
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24Criminal charges announced in Flint water crisis. Lower-down scapegoats for now.
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22Netherlands moots electric car future with petrol and diesel ban by 2025
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34Fury as archbishop says domestic violence is caused by women 'not obeying men'
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34The Supreme Court of the US has declined to review a case challenging Google Book's ability to scan works as "copyright infringement"; this ruling upholds Google Books as fair use.
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14A pair of drugs eliminate 20% of skin cancer tumours.
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32Ohio Governor John Kasich's response to LGBTQ-centered protests regarding the recent laws in several states: Get over it. Also, everyone should just relax.
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24An attack in Ethiopia by South Sudanese bandits has resulted in over 200 deaths and the kidnapping of 100 children. The Ethiopian government claims that these bandits are not affiliated with the government of South Sudan or the rebels who fought in the civil war.
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34The Brazilian Congress has voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff. Congressmen cited God, their own family, the end of corruption, and even torturers from the Militar Dictatorship as they cast their votes to impeach the President. Irony: about a third of the Brazilian Congress members are either under investigation or charged with corruption.
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31Angela Merkel has allowed a case against a German satirist who mocked Erdogan to go forward.
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53A paralyzed man has regained the ability to control his arm through a computer chip that was surgically implanted in his brain.
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20Australian Federal police admit seeking access to a Guardian reporter's metadata without a warrant.
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21Spies in the Sky: the FBI and DHS have been using aerial surveillance to spy on the public.
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2150,000 people in London are protesting against austerity cuts and are demanding for David Cameron's resignation. (Autoplay video)
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19Kuwait's oil workers have gone on strike.
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14Massive earthquakes occur in Ecuador and Japan.
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27A man accidently discovers a Roman villa in his backyard.
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17A federal court rules that warrantless collection of cell phone data is constitutional.
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29Saudia Arabia threatens to divest hundreds of billions of dollars if Congress approves of a bill that allows families to sue the Kingdom for any involvement in the 9/11 attack. Obama has now come out against the bill.
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21FTC Forces Four Companies to Agree to Stop Falsely Promoting Their Personal-Care Products as “All Natural” or “100% Natural”.
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16The CIA is investing in tech firms that specialize in social media spying and data collection.
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10The Saudis have accepted 9 Gitmo detainees.
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7Pope Francis is bringing 3 Syrian Muslim families back with him from Greece.
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2Zubik v Burwell ends with an odd compromise.
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16Good news for a change: new dengue fever vaccine is endorsed by WHO. The vaccine has already been approved in four countries. It is the first dengue vaccine to be brought to market.
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13A series of large earthquakes hit southern Japan. Dozens killed, thousands injured, many buildings damaged or destroyed.
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26Federal funding to repair Flint's water system is removed from energy bill after Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) blocks it. If those kids didn't want to be poisoned they should have worked harder! Damn welfare queens!
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11The ACLU is suing the Bureau of Prisons over its "missing documents" on its inspection of the CIA black sites.
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19GOP state legislatures are trying to harass women who have abortions by giving them "fetal death certificates" and providing them with "fetal funerary services".
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3What does Hollywood do when it gets its hands on computers? It attempts a new, much more technically advanced, yellowface.
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11Close to half of all super-PAC money comes from 50 donors
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17Antimicrobial resistance may become a bigger threat than cancer by 2050.
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14Spain's industry minister has resigned and Pakistan's Prime Minister has fled the country after they were both implicated in the Panama Papers.
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10The President of Tunisia vows to end mass unemployment after the country implements a curfew in repose to protests.
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15Egyptian protestors clash with police in Cairo after Sisi hands over the islands Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia.
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22Microsoft is suing the US Justice Department to protest the electronic gag order.
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28Tens of thousands of American workers strike for a $15 minimum wage. (New non-pay walled link)
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20Goldman Sachs is funding Hebron settlements.
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26Regulators warn that the top 5 banks are still too big to fail.
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27The US State depart has accused Israel of using excessive force against the Palestinian. Meanwhile, Isreal has begun to demolish Palestinian homes beyond the wall for the first time and have already broken previous records.
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18UC Davis paid $175,000 or more to scrub police pepper spray incident from web searches.
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26"U.S. District Court of Nebraska ruled that Pastafarianism is satire, not sacred". When do they rate Scientology?
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24Young Iraqis overwhelmingly consider the US to be their enemy. (I wonder why?)
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16Syrian refugees, especially children, are being forced into labor in Lebanon.
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27Georgian protestors hold a vigil for an executed man after a racist trial.
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20Amnesty International urges probe over allegations that the Nigerian military has secretly buried 347 Shi'ites.
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26North Korea declassifies its nuclear program.
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25Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers go on strike.
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36Letting them die: parents refuse medical help for children in the name of Christ. Nixon's Christian Scientist staff made it legal.
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32Right-wing moll Phyllis Schlafly's support of Donald Trump, results in Cruz-lovin' members trying to oust her from the Eagle Forum.
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19Flint's water system is not financially sustainable.
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31Victoria has become the first Australian state to legalize medical marijuana.
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37Come down to Mississippi where we still try to ignore that whole "slavery" thing while commemorating the Confederacy and evict interracial couples 'cause of "religious freedom."
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14A Fitbit Saved His Life? Well, Maybe
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20Cenk Uygur and hundreds of other Democracy Spring protestors are arrested in D.C. during a sit-in at the Capitol building.
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20Inside Erik Prince’s treacherous drive to build a private air force.
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32Speed reading does not work.
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12Obama defends Clinton's use of her emails by saying that “There’s classified, and then there’s classified” and that she "would never intentionally put America in any kind of jeopardy."
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12Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine's Prime Minister, has resigned.
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23Donald Trump has provided a list of his charitable donations for the last 5 years. Trump shows no personal donations, but counted thousands of auctioned/donated freebies at his clubs to largely business friends, "conservation easements" still used as driving ranges back to 2006 (can't count to 5...), and donations from his charity funded by others. When confronted on this, and the lazy recording (one was noted for saying just Brian), his campaign stated he didn't want other charities to get wind how much he gives.
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25CBS explores what might be in the 28 classified pages in the 9/11 report. They supposedly hold information on Al-Qaeda's foreign support during the terrorist attack.
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28Fifty four large investors have launched a campaign to curb the use of antibiotics in the meat and poultry industry.
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-52Just imagine Tumblr SJWs when the Daily Mail buys Yahoo.
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32A new Senate bill will force companies to create backdoors.
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17(Video) "energy shield master" challenges martial artist to hit him, gets hit.
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32North Carolina police have no idea how they are supposed to enforce the recent bathroom law.
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26Mounting data suggest antibacterial soaps do more harm than good.
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22San Francisco will now mandate a six-week, fully paid parental leave.
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13Nutritionists prove to be just as vulnerable to Groupthink as anyone else, in The Sugar Conspiracy.
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28Surprise of the century millennium! Religion and human sacrifice helped keep rich and powerful douchebags rich and powerful and everyone else in blissful unquestioning divine misery.
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11The FBI's "shared responsibility committees" to identify "radicalized" Muslims raises alarms among civil rights groups.
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943 Iraqi civilians have been killed in a suicide bombing at a kids' soccer game.
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8A new Treasury rule could make it easier to hide money in the US.Thoush Obama has announced rules that will crack down on offshore corporate tax evasion.
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23Surprise! Bill O'Reilly and his crony Jesse Watters are complete pricks on national television
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14MDMA could be sold as an FDA approved drug in 5 years.
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12Alabama will build more prisons in order to deal with prison riots.
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23Al Qaeda declares war on Atheists.
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-31New Jersey homeowner may face jail time for flying a Trump Campaign flag, due to 'political signage' law. Turns out, not everything is legal in New Jersey.
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27SpaceX has finally landed one of their first stages on their autonomous drone ship.
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22Creepy as fuck: "CIA's Venture Capital Arm (???) is Funding a Skin Care Treatment that Collects DNA."
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21Saudia Arabia used US bombs to bomb a Yemen marketplace.
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12At least 17 Afghan civilians were killed in US drone strike.
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17New documents show that twelve staff members of the University of California Berkeley have violated the sexual misconduct policy.
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28A Texan School Resource Officer body slams a 12 year old. (NSFW)
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32In 2015, there was an increase in violent threats directed towards abortion providers.
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17A study finds that white youths are more likely to abuse 'hard drugs' than black youths.
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13Obama is trying to deport Bangelhedshi Muslim refugees.
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27Ohio sovereign citizen loses both hands to a homemade bomb. (He was planning to rob an armored car.)
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22The Department of Labor is considering bold new fiduciary rule that increases overtime pay and mandates a 'customer first' policy for retirement investing.
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23David Cameron personally intervened to prevent a crackdown on tax havens.
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17Freeman on the land nutters are advertising across the UK.
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43Sovereign citizen arrested for fraud, identity theft, and keeping women chained up in his house.
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33Tigers are declared extinct in Cambodia.
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36David Cameron is now an advocate of privacy after his family was implicated in the Panama Papers.
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28And the Prime Minister of Iceland has resigned, making him the first public official to do so in the aftermath of the Panama Papers.[Autoplay video. sorry] UPDATE: Only asked deputy Minister to take over for an unspecified period of time.
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39Mississippi has become the newest state to pass a law that allows businesses to discriminate against LGBT.
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23The DEA plans to decide whether or not to reschedule marijuana by mid-year.
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21"How did we end up here?" Charlie Hebdo reveals the stunning answer to how Muslim terrorism could take root in the West: We're too tolerant of non-Western dress codes and cuisines!(Warning: Poe's Law in action!)
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8In a stopped clock moment the New Black Panther Party and Nation of Islam confront an Islamophobic militia group.
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22An infant has been placed on the terrorist watch list.
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21There is an ever growing lifespan gap in the US.
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13Israel destroys 7 homes in 24 hours.
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21Inmates in Texas are going on strike in order to gain more humane treatment.
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14Obama's nuclear summit ignores 98% of bomb-ready uranium., except those remaining 2% of nuclear material for civil usage account for the majority of illegal trafficking
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10Britsh authorities are requesting encryption keys in a major legal case.
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23China has put sanctions on North Korea.
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28SCOTUS upholds "one person, one vote", but Justice Thomas sees no problem with returning to unequal political power.
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35Panama Papers aftermath: Obama and Clinton pushed for a trade deal with Panama even after they were warned it would make money laundering and tax evasion easier. Mass demonstrations have begun in Iceland with the demand for their PM to resign after being implicated in the Panama Papers.
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68Colossal document leak from law firm specializing in "offshore asset management" contains details of tax haven and money laundering operations of the ultra-rich, including numerous current and former heads of government.
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24Because that part of the world isn't unstable enough, Armenian and Azerbaijani forces clash over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, resulting in over 20 deaths.
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18Apocalypse, of one sort or another, looms for Fundamentalist Mormon sect
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23Marjiuana legalization advocates hold a 'smoke-out' in front of the White House to protest Obama's refusal to reschedule the drug.
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21Refugee Crisis: A South Carolina bill would hold faith groups liable for any wrong doing the refugees they settle commit. Belgium tells their refugees to adhere to their traditions or GTFO. The EU is planning a mass deportation of refugees from Greece to Turkey; protests ensue as Amnesty International and the UN condemn this action.
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11Democracy Spring, a 140 mile march from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., has begun. It encourages civil disobedience along the way.
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24The U.S. FDA approves new guidelines on the use of mifepristone to induce abortion, based on modern research. The next day, Arizona's governor signs into law a bill forcing women to follow the old guidelines, which put women at higher risk of side effects, because something something small government.
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23Video from ongoing federal lawsuit proceedings shows an October 2014 incident where white cops performed a roadside cavity search of a black man with insufficient probable cause.
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21Chicago's teacher's Union goes on strike.
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23FCC seeks to end broadband providers’ ability to collect consumer data without consent.
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36Evidence of a second Viking settlement found in North America.
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19God's Not Dead 2 comes out on April Fools' Day. The irony may be Certified Fresh but the movie is not.
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41Turns out Milo Yiannopoulos is literally 44 alt-right channers in a trenchcoat. But it's OK! This sort of thing is "completely standard." (Not an April Fool's.)
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17The FBI will unlock other iPhones in criminal investigations.
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16There will be no justice for Jamar Clark.
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34Here we go again: California charter school temporarily shuts down when a non-vaccinated child tests positive for measles, after potentially exposing a large number of classmates. The school will be reopening soon only to vaccinated children and staff, barring unvaccinated children for several more weeks as a safety precaution.
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29Amnesty International confims that Qatar is using forced labor in order to build the 2022 World Cup stadium.
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36A damning report comes out of Arizona about the shooting of an unarmed man begging for his life who was shot 5 times after complying with all of the officers demands, including being forced to crawl to him. The department refuses to release the video but the officer has been charged with second degree murder.
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0Seselj cleared of war-crimes and crimes against humanity related to the Bosnian War
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23Pro-Tip: If you're a suspected Dark Web drug dealer, it's probably a bad idea to try to officially trademark your brand as a drug dealer.
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15US prisons are doubling up solitary confinement cells.
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20CNBC's secure password tutorial sent your password in the clear to 30 advertisers.
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24An alarming amount of Americans support banning Muslims from entering the country and creating special police units that will patrol Muslim neighborhoods.
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15San Francisco State is investigating a confrontation on campus after a white man was assaulted for having dreadlocks.
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20...And justice for all! Obama commutes the sentences of 61 federal prisoners while the DOJ pushes prisons to take trans prisoners' safety in account when housing them.Meanwhile, Anastasio Hernández Rojas's family is suing the US's border police in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for his torture and subsequent murder. Thirdly, a federal appeals court has ruled that a FBI whistleblower was wrongfully terminated for revealing agent's sex trips.Lastly, activists and politicians are helping to fight the overcriminalization of black women.
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27THE COMPANY THAT BRIBED THE WORLD: Oil companies and corruption. How unexpected. Update: The FBI, US Department of Justice and anti-corruption police in Britain and Australia have launched a global, joint investigation.
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31Another Trump rally and more escalation of violence from Janesville, Wisconsin. A video surfaces of a Trump supporter sexually assaulting a 15 year old girl holding a protest sign who then berates and shoves him. 30 seconds after the altercation starts another attendee pepper sprays her in the eyes at close range. There is also a more complete video available below where you can hear a few Trump supporters yelling "Get that n****r loving bitch out of here".
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36A 2500 year old stone covered in Etruscan writing has been found in Florence.
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23Prosecuters are rarely punished for their misconduct
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-10A UN commission has ruled that the Falkland Islands lie within Argentinian waters.
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21The DOJ has reinstated civil asset forfeiture. What progress!
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22North Carolina Attorney General refuses to defend anti-LGBT law in court.
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33Split U.S. Supreme Court decision preserves a teacher's union's right to collect dues. Aren't you glad Scalia's gone?
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24Harrisonburg, VA police refuse to release police body cam video of a fatal shooting; they have also rejected a third party investigation citing "department preference".
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32After massive big business pressure, Georgia's governor vetos the state's 'religious liberty' bill. Meanwhile the ACLU has sued North Carolina over its LGBT discrimination bill.
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19No longer will we need to worry about the possibility of living in a world where courts can order phone companies to release your info, as the FBI drops its case against Apple! Since they hacked it.
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23A far-right group in Spain has burned down a Madrid mosque.
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12In Moldova thousands gather to march for reunification with Romania.
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13Neo-Nazi protesters disrupt a vigil commemorating the Belgian bombing.
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11An active shooting has occurred on Capitol Hill.
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11CNN discovered that, in the land of the Vikings, marriage is outdated.
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22CIA-armed militias are shooting at Pentagon-armed ones in Syria.
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10Syrian and Russian forces have retaken the ancient city of Palmyra, a huge blow to ISIS. Why are western leaders so quiet about this?
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17Anonymous 'Burner' phone purchases may become illegal in the US, through a bill that would mandate providing ID when buying one.
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6Detroit schools open despite sickout threat.
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32Cops arrest a local reporter for requesting public records and a mail man for yelling at them. Another cop harasses a Muslim woman for wearing a hijab to a public library.
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34Oklahoma will teach pro-life propaganda in school, but they can't afford to.
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13Scotland is officially coal-free, but carbon emissions are higher than they were 66 million years ago.
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11A massive explosion has occurred at Lahore Park in Pakistan. Most of the dead and injured are children.
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38California will raise its minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour.
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14Oregon will spend $30,000 on one-way bus tickets for homeless people.
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22Trump supporter gets 90-day jail term and probation for plot to bomb Muslims.
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1525k sign a petition to allow them to openly carry weapons at the RNC.
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18Two Turkish journalists are facing a secret trial for revealing arms deliveries to Syria
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9California isn't using blood-test data that could help focus Exide cleanup efforts.
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21The Global War on Drugs has unleashed an international health crisis.
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16Indiana Governor, Mike Pence, signs new abortion restrictions into law.
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6IS claims suicide bombing on stadium in Iraq that killed 29.
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8Lawrence Wilkerson applauds Edward Snowden.
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19Israeli rights group releases video of soldier executing wounded Palestinian suspect.
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3Jian Ghomeshi is acquitted of sexual assault.
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23Voters accuse Arizona of election fraud as Phoenix mayor requests federal investigation.
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16Pope Francis washes feet of Muslim migrants, says ‘we are brothers’.
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16Erik Prince, Blackwater’s Founder, is under investigation for money laundering, ties to Chinese intel, and brokering mercenary services.
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12Former Bosnian-Serb leader Radovan Karadzic guilty of genocide. Sentenced to 40 years[1]
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5A true sporting legend, Johan Cruyff, dies aged 68[2]
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36In order to improve its Millennial base and build a better understanding of AIs developing natural conversation, Microsoft released "AI fam from the internet" Tay, a "teen girl" chatbot AI which learns from the conversations it holds with anyone she chats with on Twitter, Kik, and Groupme. It... goes about as well as you'd expect.
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25 For the first time ever, developing countries invest more in renewable energy than their developed counterparts. Meanwhile, the fossil fuel industry continues to receive heavy subsidies, up to six times as much as the renewable energy industry. It is not surprising, therefore, when one learns that what has been done, while encouraging, is simply not enough.
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21A bill introduced by Kansas state legislators would allow students to sue their school if they notice a transgender student in the "wrong" bathroom, and would entitle the suing student to no less than $2,500 in "damages for all psychological, emotional and physical harm suffered".
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28Disney threatens to boycott Georgia if their governor signs an anti-gay "religious freedom" bill.
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13In the US poor white kids are less likely to be imprisoned than rich black kids.
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12Missouri further restricts abortion rights.
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11North Carolina passes a bill that prevents local LGBT anti-discrimantion ordinances.
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14SCOTUS rules against Tyson and paves the road for worker class action lawsuits.
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9Georgia's “felony driving law” targets blacks, latinos, and undocumented immigrants.
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2A lab explosion in the University of Hawaii injuries one.
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26The International Criminal Court recognizes rape as a war crime.
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17The CDC tells doctors to stop testing patients for marijuana
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17The state of NY is proposing a slash to campus funding for supposed tolerance of Antisemitism.
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16Probe launched into Pentagon handling of NSA whistleblower evidence.
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19Since Paris, there have been hundreds of terrorist attacks.
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30DEA agent reveals that the DEA avoids arresting rich white people
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29Syrian refugees save a German, Neo-Nazi politician.
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30Gay “Cures” Are Harmful And Don’t Work, Says World’s Largest Body Of Psychiatrists
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2Cuba arrests dozens of protesters ahead of Obama's visit to the country. (Autoplay video)
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6A suicide bombing has occurred in Istanbul, Turkey
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6Ex mayor Rob Ford deaded
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28Terrorism in Belgium: Multiple explosions at Brussels airport and metro stations starting at about 8 a.m. GMT. Airports and metro systems closed nationwide. Belgian media reporting 26 deaths, over 100 injured as of about 1.30 p.m. GMT.
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10U.S. drops spying case against former envoy, Robin L. Raphel.
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13A jury rewards Hulk Hogan with $25 million on top of the $115 million already awarded. Gawker is planning to appeal.
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13Triple homicide suspect who had guns taken from him was given them back in 2008.
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17A Georgian man who poured boiling water on a gay couple will not be chargeed with a hate crime because Georgia doesn't have any hate crime legislation.
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5Hillary Clinton's campaign has a political 'hit list'.
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16Johns Hopkins researchers poke a hole in Apple’s encryption.
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19Brazil is engulfed by ruling class corruption. (TL:DR? Then Hank Green will explain it.)
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34Recently declassified CIA documents prove that the Iraq war was justified with incompetence and dishonesty.
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25Two Syrian refugees deliver a child molester to the Greek police.
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29Royal research vessel could be called 'Boaty McBoatface'
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22A Congressman has called Elizabeth Warren "Darth Vader" and believes she should be "neutered" for attacking Wall St.
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29Yemen's civil war:41 civilians have been killed in airstrikes on a market in Yemen. The Houthis have rebuked Iran's support.
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14Two cattle trading Muslims have been lynched in India for slaughtering cattle.
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18Three former leaders of a Franciscan order have been charged with abetting a member who sexually abused children, the first time members of a Roman Catholic religious order have been charged with aiding an abuser.
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17This week in "small government conservatism": proposed Tennessee bill would strip funding for University of Tennessee's Office for Diversity and Inclusion and use the money to put "In God We Trust" decals on law enforcement vehicles.
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-42Trump supporters aren't authoritarians.
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10Turning mortal enemies into allies? Ants can.
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20Homosapiens' sex with extinct species was no one-night stand.
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18WikiLeaks has released a searchable archive for Hillary Clinton's emails.
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29Carl's Junior/Hardee's CEO Andy Puzder threatens to automate jobs if the minimum wage goes up, naming Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton specifically in his rant.
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21FIFA has admitted to taking bribes. They have requested that the US return their money.
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18The US government has accidentally revealed that they were investigating Edward Snowden during the Lavabit case. (duh)
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20The Clintons have received $3 billion in contributions over the past 41 years.
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21The GOP has proposed a bill that would codify Trump's bigotry into law.
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21The US State Department declares that ISIL has committed genocide in Syria and Iraq.
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18Pregnant T-rex discovery sheds light on evolution of egg-laying.
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12Mounting evidence shows the US killed Serbian diplomats in an airstrike conducted in Libya.
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23Study: vaccine refusers helped spark recent measles and whooping cough outbreaks
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24 Denmark remains the world's happiest country. That's right, Madam Secretary, the USA is not Denmark.
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31 Carbon dioxide emissions have stalled for a second year running thanks to a surge in investments in renewable energy, particularly in the United States and China, the world's worst polluters.
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15UC's intolerance policy goes dangerously astray on anti-Semitism
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37Netherlands votes to ban weapons exports to Saudi Arabia.
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7FBI raids in Ramapo target yeshivas, tech businesses
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0Hawaii Supreme Court revokes permit for massive telescope
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31A high school assistant coach has been terminated after saying he would hang black students from a tree by their toes if they acted out. Commenters have already piled on saying "It's not that bad, just rowdy kids" till later in article it states this coach has repeatedly shouted racist things at players while the administration ignored repeated complaints.
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37Sikh Americans still struggle for civil rights.
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17The terrorist watchlist now shows up on rap sheets.
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9There is still no justice for Italian hostage, Giovanni Lo Porto, who was killed in an American drone strike.
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14America’s airlines are introducing a class below economy.
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13Chris Matthews plays "softball" with guests who are donating to his wife's campaign.
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17Three Belgian police officers wounded in an anti-terrorism operation relating to the 2015 Paris attacks. The two suspects are currently on the run in Brussels.
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9Parents concerned over vaccines demand more vaccines
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22Jamie Gilt has a serious lady-boner for handguns. Jamie brags that her 4 year old gets totally "jacked up" to target shoot with his .22. 24 hours later irony does exactly what you thought it would do.
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26Myanmar elects a civilian president after over 50 years of military rule.
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25NFL acknowledges, for first time, a link between football and brain disease.
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27Utah has declared porn to be a public health crisis.
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6Russia has begun to subjugate the Crimean Tatars.
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7AT&T defeats class action in unlimited data throttling case.
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15Kalamazoo shooter says he was possessed by his Uber app
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20In the UK the wealth of super rich soars as the worst-off lose out.
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18The Justice Department recommends that states shouldn't jail people who can't afford their fines.
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15Putin withdraws Russian forces from Syria.
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13An explosion kills 37 people in Ankara. Turkey proceeds to bomb Kurdish rebels in their southeast and northern Iraq.
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22Both Ben Shapiro and Michelle Fields have resigned from Breitbart.
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11A federal judge upholds Puerto Rico's same sex marriage ban.
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20The Republicans pass even more draconian anti-abortion bills in state legislatures.
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13AEI invites several politicians to a private meeting in order to discuss how to beat Trump.
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27More police brutality and corruption: An Orange County district attorney investigator beats a defense attorney; a deputy shoots a man's dog after he loses everything in trailer fire and then arrests him for disorderly conduct; scientists claim New York police forced them to fake DNA tests to convict more suspects; Houston police fatally shot an unarmed black man.
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25White blood cells found in birds may help destroy Cryptococcus neoformans, a fatal fungal illness.
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12New Pew Poll Suggests Almost Half of Israeli Jews Back Transfer or Expulsion of Arabs
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9China cracks down on funeral strippers.
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27The U.S. Justice Department has "discussed" taking civil legal action against the fossil fuel industry.
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6Harper Lee's estate will no longer print the inexpensive paperback version of To Kill a Mockingbird.
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15 Hillary Clinton made a factual error and actually corrected it and apologized for it on Twitter
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26According to fivethirtyeight "nones" (i.e. people with no religious affiliation) are the most likely to be "socialist"
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23The UN finds that South Sudanese militias associated with the government were allowed to commit war crimes and rewarded with rape.
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36American religiosity is waning.
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22Controversy and discussions about personal politics sparked in the transgender community after Caitlyn Jenner comes out in support of... Ted Cruz?
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12Historic flooding leaves parts of Louisiana under water.
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22Person suspected of shooting Idaho pastor arrested after throwing things over the White House fence. Before doing so he posted a manifesto alleging that Martians secretly control the world (paging David Icke!). Police say he has "a history of mental illness", but of course he was still able to obtain guns because 'MURICA!
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