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The coincidences mount, as another Putin critic is shot dead

The coincidences mount, as another Putin critic is shot deadAn outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was shot dead in broad daylight in Kiev Thursday, just two days after a lawyer for the family of a slain Russian whistleblower was injured in a mysterious fall from his fourth-story apartment near Moscow. Denis Voronenkov was a former Russian Communist Party member who’d become increasingly critical of Putin’s policies after fleeing to Ukraine in 2016. As it has after similar incidents, the Kremlin swiftly rejected any suggestion it was involved in Voronenkov’s murder.


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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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Canal jumper released on bail
AN 18-year-old man who jumped into a canal at Surfers Paradise to avoid being arrested by police on Wednesday night has been granted bail.

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last updated: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:29:24 -0400

The coincidences mount, as another Putin critic is shot dead

The coincidences mount, as another Putin critic is shot deadAn outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was shot dead in broad daylight in Kiev Thursday, just two days after a lawyer for the family of a slain Russian whistleblower was injured in a mysterious fall from his fourth-story apartment near Moscow. Denis Voronenkov was a former Russian Communist Party member who’d become increasingly critical of Putin’s policies after fleeing to Ukraine in 2016. As it has after similar incidents, the Kremlin swiftly rejected any suggestion it was involved in Voronenkov’s murder.


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House Intel Chair Apologizes for How He Handled New Trump Info

House Intel Chair Apologizes for How He Handled New Trump InfoMembers say that Republican House Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes expressed regret to members in private about going public — and going to the president — before informing his committee.


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Coulter, Breitbart, Drudge torch health care bill backed by Trump

Coulter, Breitbart, Drudge torch health care bill backed by TrumpWith the vote on the American Health Care Act looming, conservative media personalities and outlets that were backers of President Trump throughout the campaign are attacking the Obamacare replacement bill the White House supports. Ann Coulter, right-wing provocateur and an avid supporter of the Trump campaign, has been attacking the bill as “Obamacare Lite” since its text became public, hammering House Speaker Paul Ryan along the way. “Could some investigative reporter write a piece explaining why Ryan is so hellbent on this deeply unpopular healthcare bill?” she wrote earlier this week, before criticizing Trump and Ryan for making tax cuts next on their legislative agenda instead of trade and immigration.


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Victim's husband appeals for calm after Wisconsin shooting

Victim's husband appeals for calm after Wisconsin shootingMADISON, Wis. (AP) — The husband of one of four people killed in a string of shootings by a suspect who is Hmong urged community members not to "get caught up in colors" in reacting to the attack.


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Police search for missing student in Alabama

Police search for missing student in AlabamaInvestigators searched motels in Decatur, after receiving tips, for Elizabeth Thomas.


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Pelosi Proclaims 'Victory' After GOP Yanks Health Bill

Pelosi Proclaims 'Victory' After GOP Yanks Health BillHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calls Republicans decision to pull their bill to repeal Obamacare a "victory for the American people."


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Adrenalin-fueled TV drama to spur on China's war on graft

Adrenalin-fueled TV drama to spur on China's war on graftBy Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) - Helicopter chases, fridges full of cash and officials caught in bed with their foreign mistresses are all in a day's work for China's anti-graft prosecutors, according to a new state-backed TV drama aimed at bolstering China's graft fight. "In the Name of the People", a new show by propaganda department of the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP), China's top prosecutor, follows an intrepid SPP anti-graft investigator sent to a fictional province from Beijing to tackle corruption at the highest levels of local officialdom. Chinese President Xi Jinping's has pledged that his multi-year war on graft, which has netted tens of thousands of officials, will continue until corruption is fully expunged, warning that the rot could threaten the ruling Communist Party's existence if not cleared.


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Cuba's secret negotiator with US was president's son: cardinal

Cuba's secret negotiator with US was president's son: cardinalCuban President Raul Castro's son, Alejandro, was the communist island's envoy for secret negotiations with the United States that led to the countries' historic rapprochement, a cardinal close to the talks said. Speculation had long swirled that Alejandro Castro Espin, the president's 51-year-old son, headed up the secret talks.


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Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police departmentBRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — The wounded warrior is now a cop — and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs.


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Veteran Becomes First Ever Double Amputee Police Officer

Veteran Becomes First Ever Double Amputee Police OfficerMatias Ferreira graduated from a New York police academy.


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Philippines leader scolds EU for 'idiotic' drug rehab solution

Philippines leader scolds EU for 'idiotic' drug rehab solution(Advisory: This story contains strong language in paragraph one and four) MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hit out at the European Union on Friday for hypocrisy and called the bloc "sons of bitches" after its lawmakers issued a resolution calling for restraint and a rethink in his bloody war on drugs. Duterte castigated the EU for urging him to focus his campaign on drugs rehabilitation and stood by his security-centered approach to a crackdown that has left thousands of people dead since he took office nine months ago. The EU, they communicated to us, and they want a health-based solution for the drugs.


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House GOP abruptly scraps health care vote

House GOP abruptly scraps health care voteHouse Speaker Paul Ryan suddenly pulled the President Trump-backed bill to repeal and replace Obamacare in a last-minute admission he was not able to marshal the required 216 votes Friday afternoon. “We were very close,” Trump said from the Oval Office late Friday afternoon. Trump had thrown his full endorsement to the health care bill in recent weeks and has long staked his reputation on being a master negotiator.


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Indian Mother, Son Found Dead At New Jersey Home

Indian Mother, Son Found Dead At New Jersey HomeThe family hailed from the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and had reportedly been living in the U.S. for nine years.


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Arkansas inmates make longshot bid to avoid double execution

Arkansas inmates make longshot bid to avoid double executionVARNER, Ark. (AP) — Two Arkansas inmates scheduled for back-to-back lethal injections next month asked the parole board Friday to spare their lives, a longshot bid as the state prepares for an unprecedented four nights of double executions over a 10-day period.


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Why Banning Laura Kipnis Would Betray Wellesley's Academic Mission

Why Banning Laura Kipnis Would Betray Wellesley's Academic MissionThis week at Wellesley College, six professors who serve on the Commission on Race, Ethnicity, and Equity, a committee at the highly selective liberal arts school, sent an email to fellow faculty members urging a radical shift in campus culture. Under the status quo, the Northwestern professor Laura Kipnis, a feminist cultural critic, was invited to speak on campus, despite her controversial view that academia’s approach to regulating sexual conduct is doing harm to female students.


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2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 ConvertibleAn American bad-ass goes topless.


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Burkina links Ivory Coast jihadist with hotel attack in capital

Burkina links Ivory Coast jihadist with hotel attack in capitalA jihadist accused of masterminding a deadly attack in Ivory Coast is also suspected of having planned a major assault in Burkina Faso's capital last year, a senior official said Friday. Ivorian officials believe Mimi Ould Baba Ould Cheikh organised the gun and grenade attack that left 19 people dead last March at the beach resort of Grand-Bassam, which is popular with foreigners. Now he is also believed to have been "head of operations" for the attack on a hotel and cafe in Ouagadougou in January 2016 that killed 30 people, said Colonel Serge Alain Ouedraogo of the Burkinabe gendarmerie.


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The Mud Day in Israel

The Mud Day in IsraelThe Mud Day, an international sports event is produced by a leading French sports organization, A.S.O., that is well known for its top productions: Le Tour de France and the Dakar Rally. More than 150,000 people have participated in Mud Days in France, Switzerland, Belgium and Spain. Now it’s Israel’s turn to host the 13-kilometer race, with 22 mud-filled obstacles to overcome. (The Mud Day Israel)


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Gambia to set up truth and reconciliation commission

Gambia to set up truth and reconciliation commissionGambia said on Thursday it would set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and offer reparations to victims of former President Yahya Jammeh's government, which is accused of the torture and killing of perceived opponents. Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou said in a statement the government will also probe the finances of Jammeh, who fled into exile in January to Equatorial Guinea after a rule that began in 1994 when he seized power in a coup. Jammeh lost an election in December to the now President Adama Barrow but refused to accept the result.


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Plan to dig up President Polk's body _ again _ stirs trouble

Plan to dig up President Polk's body _ again _ stirs troubleNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President James K. Polk did big things for America, dramatically expanding its borders by annexing Texas and seizing California and the Southwest in a war with Mexico. Achieving undisturbed eternal rest has proved more difficult.


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Pete Souza joins chorus gloating over Trumpcare failure with epic Instagram

Pete Souza joins chorus gloating over Trumpcare failure with epic InstagramThe schadenfreude online when Trumpcare collapsed for a second time was deafening. However, amid all the resurfaced Trump tweets and Art of the Deal jokes one troll stood out once again. Pete Souza, Obama's official White House photographer, added another Instagram post to his mammoth shade collection against Trump after the news broke Friday. SEE ALSO: Obama's official White House photographer is Insta-trolling Trump This time, Souza shared a photo of Obama and Mike Pence from 2010 — and the caption was devastating. "Before voting on the Affordable Care Act in 2010, President Obama met with many members of Congress on both side of the aisle over the course of many months," he wrote. "This picture was taken at the end of a multiple hours-long meeting with the entire Republican House caucus in which he responded to dozens of questions and critiques. It was carried live on cable TV." In other words, Obama knew that healthcare was — you know — complicated, and worked hard with Republicans and Democrats, in the glare of the media, to get the ACA pushed through. An approach that differs, you may say, from Trump's efforts this week. Before voting on the Affordable Care Act in 2010, President Obama met with many members of Congress on both sides of the aisle over the course of many months. This picture was taken at the end of a multiple hours-long meeting with the entire Republican House caucus in which he responded to dozens of questions and critiques. It was carried live on cable TV. A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Mar 24, 2017 at 1:40pm PDT Of course, Souza's lesson to Trump is a bit late now. WATCH: Trump never has to buy sunglasses again because Obama's photographer will shade him forever


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Dozens Break Out Of Mexico Prison

Dozens Break Out Of Mexico PrisonAt least 10 of the 29 inmates who escaped Thursday were re-captured, but the others remained at large.


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Noura Jackson adjusts to life outside after being in prison for mom's murder: Part 6

Noura Jackson adjusts to life outside after being in prison for mom's murder: Part 6Noura Jackson earned her GED while incarcerated and is now applying to colleges.


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Correction: Mother-Daughter Killed story

Correction: Mother-Daughter Killed storyVALLEY HEAD, Ala. (AP) — In a story March 23 about a mother and daughter dying in separate traffic accidents in Alabama, The Associated Press reported erroneously the age of the girl. The child was 8, not 5.


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Russian troops killed in IS-claimed attack on Chechen base

Russian troops killed in IS-claimed attack on Chechen baseSix Russian soldiers were killed in Chechnya Friday when gunmen tried to storm their base in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. The base belongs to Russia's National Guard, a branch established last year to defend borders and counter extremism. It is subordinate directly to President Vladimir Putin and has bases in the country's volatile North Caucasus regions, including Chechnya.


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Woman Tasered After Calling Cop 'Honey' Settles For $20,000, Police Deny Wrongdoing

Woman Tasered After Calling Cop 'Honey' Settles For $20,000, Police Deny WrongdoingAranda Wendell sued Stuart Police Department for excessive use of force.


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Russia, Turkey, Iran must hold talks to stop Syria violence: U.N.

Russia, Turkey, Iran must hold talks to stop Syria violence: U.N.By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Russia, Iran and Turkey need to convene more Syrian ceasefire talks as soon as possible to bring the situation on the ground under control, U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Friday. De Mistura is mediating political talks in Geneva, while a separate series of talks in the Kazakh capital Astana - arranged by Russia, Iran and Turkey - are supposed to guarantee the ceasefire.


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Company, US want Dakota Access pipeline lake crossing upheld

Company, US want Dakota Access pipeline lake crossing upheldBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline and the Army Corps of Engineers want a judge to reject a request by American Indian tribes to revoke permission for the project to cross a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota.


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All of America's Fighter Planes in One GIF

All of America's Fighter Planes in One GIFFrom the F-1 Fury to the F-35 Lightning II.


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This is the secret to unclogging sinks and drains anywhere in your house

This is the secret to unclogging sinks and drains anywhere in your house

Okay, first things first: there is no miracle product that instantly clears any and every clogged drain. If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Do you really think you pour some liquid down the drain in your sink and miraculously clear a fist-sized ball of hair in a matter of minutes? Newsflash... there's not. If you have a very bad clog, you need to snake your drain. It's the only way to handle it. To clear normal clogs and gross odors that happen during the course of normal wear and tear though, these is a secret to unclogging drains and keeping things smelling fresh: Sani Sticks.

Drop one of these sticks down your drain to take care of average clogs and embarrassing odors in a matter of hours. Then, drop a new stick down each drain once every month to prevent clogs and odors in the future. Each stick includes enzymes and other ingredients found in a septic tank to break down waste and keep things clear. $17 gets you a pack of 48 Sani Sticks, and it'll be the best $17 you've ever spent.

Some highlights from the product page:

  • Sani Sticks drain sticks eliminate embarrassing odors from drains and prevent clogged sinks
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  • Avoid embarrassing smells and nasty water buildup in sinks and showers with just one Sani Stick per month
  • Keep your drains clean and odor-free, all year long with Sani Sticks as part of your cleaning supplies


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ICE Reportedly Detaining Suspects In Raids On 'Sanctuary Cities'

ICE Reportedly Detaining Suspects In Raids On 'Sanctuary Cities'A source reportedly revealed to CNN that senior Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have discussed carrying out more operations in these areas during internal meetings.


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Why Canada's the No. 2 Best Country, Again

Why Canada's the No. 2 Best Country, Again1. Canada took the top spot in five attributes in the 2017 Best Countries survey, more than any other country: respects property rights, trustworthy, religious freedom, politically stable and well-developed public education system. 3. In a time when nearly 90 percent of global survey respondents agree that there is a global leadership crisis, the election of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the end of 2015 only helped improve global perceptions of Canada. A quarter of global survey respondents said that the event improved their view of the country to some extent, while another 62 percent were neutral.


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Firehouse Welcomes 6 Babies in 7 Months: 'We've Been Having a Baby Shower Every Month'

Firehouse Welcomes 6 Babies in 7 Months: 'We've Been Having a Baby Shower Every Month'After the last of the bunch was born, the firefighters brought their newborns into the firehouse for a heartwarming photo shoot.


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Gunmen kill Hamas official in Gaza

Gunmen kill Hamas official in GazaGunmen in the Gaza Strip on Friday shot dead a Hamas official who was freed by Israel in a 2011 prisoner swap, the interior ministry in the Palestinian enclave said. Mazen Faqha was released along with more than 1,000 other Palestinians in exchange for Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier Hamas had detained for five years. Iyad al-Bozum, an interior ministry spokesman in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, said that gunmen opened fire on Faqha in the Tell al-Hama neighbourhood.


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White US veteran charged with murder 'targeted black men'

White US veteran charged with murder 'targeted black men'A white US army veteran accused of fatally stabbing a 66-year-old homeless black man in New York was charged Thursday with second-degree murder as a hate crime, after telling police he was planning a race-based killing spree. James Jackson, 28, is also facing a charge of criminal possession of a weapon in connection with Monday night's incident near the city's main Port Authority bus terminal. The attack comes as several major US cities including New York are grappling with an increase in hate crimes.


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Trump tastes failure as U.S. House healthcare bill collapses

Trump tastes failure as U.S. House healthcare bill collapsesPresident Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies. House of Representatives leaders yanked the bill after a rebellion by Republican moderates and the party's most conservative lawmakers left them short of votes, ensuring that Trump's first major legislative initiative since taking office on Jan. 20 ended in failure. House Republicans had planned a vote on the measure after Trump late on Thursday cut off negotiations with Republicans who had balked at the plan and issued an ultimatum to vote on Friday, win or lose.


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North Dakota oil spill 3 times larger than first estimated

North Dakota oil spill 3 times larger than first estimatedBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A December oil pipeline spill in western North Dakota might have been three times larger than first estimated and among the biggest in state history, a state environmental expert said Friday.


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Pelosi: 'Today is a great day for our country'

Pelosi: 'Today is a great day for our country'Moments after President Trump's healthcare bill collapsed, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a press conference: "Today is a great day for our country... It's a victory for the American people"


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2018 Chevrolet Equinox Goes Small and High-Tech

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Goes Small and High-TechThe new, tidier proportioned 2018 Chevrolet Equinox aims straight at the white-hot small-SUV segment. To stand out, the redesigned Equinox brings high-tech features and sound driving dynamics to ...


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Corroded South Korean ferry loaded onto transport vessel

Corroded South Korean ferry loaded onto transport vesselSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Salvage crews towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry and loaded it onto a semi-submersible transport vessel Saturday, completing what was seen as the most difficult part of the massive effort to bring the ship back to shore.


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Hackers still threaten a remote wipe of iPhones, despite Apple’s statement

Hackers still threaten a remote wipe of iPhones, despite Apple’s statement

After news had emerged earlier this week that a hacker group called Turkish Crime Family (TCF) is holding millions of Apple ID accounts for ransom, Apple said that its servers and databases were not hacked. Instead, the company said that hackers may be using user databases acquired from massive data breaches that affected other parties, such as LinkedIn.

Since the initial disclosure, the TCF reached out to media to provide additional details about their anti-Apple quest, explaining some of their reasoning behind the attack.

In an email from a TCF domain to BGR that was likely distributed to other members of the media, the hackers say they’re still committed to unleashing the attack come April 7th, unless Apple pays up.

The message, which reads like an ad-hoc press release coming from a hackers startup — the email does come from a “press” email account — explains that the report that said the hackers want $75,000 in ransom is false. The hackers also claim that all the communication with Apple was done via ICQ, and all the chats were kept private.

“[We] requested $100,000 for each of our members which is 7 in total or $1 million worth in iTunes vouchers for instant resale at 60% of the original gift card value + Some private stuff that we have agreed not to publicize as we believe it may ruin Turkish Crime Family and Apple relations,” the hackers say. “The second thing is worth more to us than money.”

The hackers say that Apple will force users to reset their passwords to stop them and avoid “serious server issues and customer complaints.”

The TCF group claims it can reset some 2,550 iPhones per minute per server, which amounts to over 38 million accounts per hour. As for the number of affected accounts, it was bumped “from 519 million to 627 to then 717 million.” A Twitter account for the group mentioned that 200 million iCloud accounts will be factory reset.

https://twitter.com/turkcrimefamily/status/844225625909051393

Why are they targeting Apple? Well, strangely enough, this appears to be some sort of retaliation for the recent measures the Department of Justice has taken against the four hackers that breached Yahoo in 2014, an attack that may have affected more than 500 million users.

“We're doing this because we can, and mainly to spread awareness for Karim Baratov and Kerem Albayrak which both are being detained for the Yahoo hack and one of them is most probably facing heavy sentencing in America,” the hackers said. “Kerem Albayrak on the other hand is being accused of listing the Yahoo database for sale online.”

The group says this isn’t a political attack, and that the TCF is a new criminal organization with a lot of resources and power. “This is just the start,” they say. They even have a media department.

The attack on Yahoo was actually a military operation conducted by Russia, the FBI’s investigation proved, so it’s strange to see the hackers claim this isn’t political.

Is this threat real? That remains to be seen. I think it's rather unlikely for this massive remote iPhone wipe to happen. Not because Apple confirmed its servers were not hacked but because of this whole messy PR campaign coming from the hackers. But fo yourself a favor and change your Apple ID password especially if you’ve been using it for any of the online services that were hacked in recent years.


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After Woman Gets Stuck in Desert for 5 Days, How to Avoid Being Led Astray By Your GPS

After Woman Gets Stuck in Desert for 5 Days, How to Avoid Being Led Astray By Your GPSAmber VanHecke says she took the turn even though it didn't look right.


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Photos of the day - March 25, 2017

Photos of the day - March 25, 2017A woman dressed as “Europa" performs during a rally in Berlin marking the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome; a woman, pushed to the ground by police, tries to defends herself as the police detain an activist during an opposition rally in Minsk, Belarus; Pope Francis waves to the faithful from the Popemobile in Milan, Italy, as Cardinal Angelo Scola, the archbishop of Milan, looks on, after the Angelus in Duomo Square. These are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters)


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27 killed in south Yemen clashes

27 killed in south Yemen clashesAden (AFP) - At least 20 rebels and seven soldiers were killed over the past 24 hours in ongoing fighting in southern Yemen, a military source said Friday.


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Man pleads guilty in Washington pizzeria shooting over fake news

Man pleads guilty in Washington pizzeria shooting over fake newsA North Carolina man pleaded guilty on Friday to opening fire in a Washington pizzeria that fake news reports claimed housed a child sex ring linked to 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Edgar Welch, 28, of Salisbury, was accused of firing at least three shots from an AR-15 rifle inside the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in December and pointing the gun at an employee after showing up to investigate the online conspiracy rumors. Welch pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a federal charge of interstate transportation of a firearm with intent to commit an offense and a local charge of assault with a dangerous weapon.


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White House defends GOP lawmaker's decision to brief Trump

White House defends GOP lawmaker's decision to brief TrumpWASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday defended the House intelligence committee chairman's extraordinary decision to openly discuss and brief President Donald Trump on typically secret intelligence intercepts, even as Rep. Devin Nunes privately apologized to his congressional colleagues.


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Elon Musk's Solar Roofs Will Be Available To Order In April

Elon Musk's Solar Roofs Will Be Available To Order In AprilMusk tweeted Friday that his solar roofs will be available to order starting in April.


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You've Been Cleaning Your Microwave All Wrong

You've Been Cleaning Your Microwave All WrongTry this time-saving routine instead.


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Peru mudslide survivor: I prayed to God for strength

Peru mudslide survivor: I prayed to God for strengthLIMA, Peru (AP) — Clinging to a trunk against a massive current of mud outside her home, Evangelina Chamorro cried out to her husband.


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The coincidences mount, as another Putin critic is shot dead

The coincidences mount, as another Putin critic is shot deadAn outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was shot dead in broad daylight in Kiev Thursday, just two days after a lawyer for the family of a slain Russian whistleblower was injured in a mysterious fall from his fourth-story apartment near Moscow. Denis Voronenkov was a former Russian Communist Party member who’d become increasingly critical of Putin’s policies after fleeing to Ukraine in 2016. As it has after similar incidents, the Kremlin swiftly rejected any suggestion it was involved in Voronenkov’s murder.


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last updated: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:27:05 -0400

The coincidences mount, as another Putin critic is shot dead

The coincidences mount, as another Putin critic is shot deadAn outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was shot dead in broad daylight in Kiev Thursday, just two days after a lawyer for the family of a slain Russian whistleblower was injured in a mysterious fall from his fourth-story apartment near Moscow. Denis Voronenkov was a former Russian Communist Party member who’d become increasingly critical of Putin’s policies after fleeing to Ukraine in 2016. As it has after similar incidents, the Kremlin swiftly rejected any suggestion it was involved in Voronenkov’s murder.


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last updated: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:41:00 GMT

Response from Eddie, AFL not nearly enough
THERE'S so much wrong about the Eddie McGuire-James-Brayshaw-Danny Frawley pack mentality attack of Caroline Wilson. As was the AFL's insipid response on Monday.

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Secret tape not the only talking point
THE reasons behind a decision to release a secret expletive-laden recording of former Chief Justice Tim Carmody are almost as juicy as the tape is expected to be.

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Digg Top Stories
last updated: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:00:32 +0000

Canadians Adopted Refugee Families For A Year — Then Came ‘Month 13’
Everyday Canadians spent a year embracing Syrians in the world’s most personal resettlement program. Letting them go might be the biggest test yet.

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Trump tastes failure as U.S. House healthcare bill collapses
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies.

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last updated: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:01:05 -0400

Hard Lessons

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At Least 1 Dead in Shooting on Las Vegas Strip
At least one person was taken to the hospital

(LAS VEGAS) — A hospital spokeswoman says one person has died in a shooting on the Las Vegas strip.

Police say a gunman has barricaded himself inside a bus along strip, prompting a partial closure of the busy boulevard.

The standoff began after a shooting was reported Saturday on Las Vegas Boulevard in the heart of the Strip near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino.

Las Vegas Boulevard is closed between Flamingo Road and Harmon Avenue.

Police say they do not believe there are any other suspects. No further information was available.

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