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Trump Lashes Out At Critics Of His Response To Violence In Charlottesville

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:36

On Thursday, President Trump offered support to Spain as it deals with a deadly attack. Though he remained out of public view, he lashed out at critics of his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

Settlement Reached In Case Against Pyschologists Who Designed CIA Torture Program

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:36

The ACLU represented the three men who were seeking damages after being subjected to torture. This is first time damages will presumably be paid to people interrogated in the CIA program.

Silicon Valley Fights Back Against Extremism Online

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:36

Companies are waging a broad attack against white supremacist groups, cutting off their ability to raise money, post content or register their sites online. These moves are not unprecedented, but this muscle flexing raises a lot of questions — not just about free speech, but also about due process and who controls the Internet.

Tillerson And Mattis Host Japanese Counterparts Amid Rising Tensions With North Korea

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:36

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are hosting their Japanese counterparts as tensions rise with North Korea.

GOP Senator: Trump Lacking 'Stability,' 'Competence' To Succeed

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:28

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., also said the president "has not demonstrated that he understands the character of this nation" responding to white supremacists.

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SeaWorld Euthanizes Its Oldest Killer Whale After Respiratory Issues

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:04

Kasatka, believed to be 42 years old, was a matriarch of the orca pod in San Diego. Orcas typically live to at least 50 in the wild.

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3 Hong Kong Activists Jailed For Role In 2014 'Umbrella' Protests

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:54

Joshua Wong was the 17-year-old face of massive pro-democracy protests in the semiautonomous city. Now, he and two others have been given stricter sentences that bar them from office for five years.

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Psychologists Behind CIA 'Enhanced Interrogation' Program Settle Detainees' Lawsuit

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:52

Psychologists Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell devised a list of brutal methods that included waterboarding; the methods were meant to condition detainees into a state of helplessness.

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Will The Eclipse Make Crops And Animals Flip Out? Scientists Ask (Really)

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:42

During the day on Aug. 21, large swaths of farmland will be plunged into darkness and temperatures will drop about 10 degrees. And scientists are waiting to see what will happen on the ground.

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Despite Rift, Saudi Arabia Says It Will Allow Qatari Pilgrims To Conduct Hajj

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:21

Qatar has been isolated by neighboring countries in a heated diplomatic standoff. But Saudi Arabia has announced it plans to open its border to allow pilgrims from the tiny Gulf country.

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Despite Rift, Saudi Arabia Says It Will Allow Qatari Pilgrims To Attend Hajj

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:21

Qatar has been isolated by neighboring countries in a heated diplomatic standoff. But Saudi Arabia has announced it plans to open its border to allow pilgrims from the tiny Gulf country.

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Kyle Quinn Hid At A Friend's House After Being Misidentified On Twitter As A Racist

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:32

A University of Arkansas professor falsely identified as a participant in a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville says the online reaction was frightening and felt like being chased by a mob.

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As Rain Keeps Falling, Sierra Leone Scrambles To Find Mudslide Survivors

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:23

Idalia Amaya, an emergency response coordinator for Catholic Relief Services, says the top priority is rescuing people trapped in their homes under the mud.

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Bannon, Unplugged: White House Strategist Pushes Trade Agenda, Undercuts Colleagues

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:11

Steve Bannon telephoned a liberal journalist to talk China, white nationalism, and his everyday "fight" with others in the administration. "They're wetting themselves," he said.

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At Least 13 Dead, 50 Injured After Van Strikes Crowd In Barcelona, Officials Say

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:52

Regional police are describing the deadly incident on Las Ramblas boulevard as a terrorist attack. The driver initially fled the scene, but now one suspect has been arrested, police say.

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Van Reportedly Strikes Crowd In Barcelona; Multiple Injured, Police Say

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:52

Authorities are advising the public to avoid the area around Placa Catalunya, a public square in Barcelona's city center. Wire services report a white van has crashed into "dozens" of people.

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Found: 1-Carrot Diamond Ring

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:51

Thirteen years ago, Mary Grams of Alberta, Canada, lost her engagement ring while working on the family farm. This week, her daughter-in-law found the heirloom, bizarrely adorning a vegetable.

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Found: 1-Carrot Diamond Ring

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:51

Thirteen years ago, Mary Grams of Alberta, Canada, lost her engagement ring while working on the family farm. This week, her daughter-in-law found the heirloom, bizarrely adorning a vegetable.

(Image credit: Iva Harberg/AP)

As Tunisia Weighs Women's Rights Proposal, Some Of The Staunchest Opponents Are Women

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:30

Tunisia's president is pushing for his country to become the first in the Arab world to ensure equality between men and women in inheritance laws. Currently, a man's share equals that of two women.

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Trump Defends 'Beauty' Of Confederate Memorials

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:43

The tweets come after days of the president whipsawing back and forth on his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., that led to the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer.

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