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Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea In ‘America First’ Speech At United Nations

Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea In ‘America First’ Speech At United NationsPresident Donald Trump forcefully defended the United States and condemned North Korea and Iran in his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly, while trying to strike a cordial tone on the international alliances he had previously criticized.


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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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last updated: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 22:01:00 GMT

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: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:23:36 -0400

Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea In ‘America First’ Speech At United Nations

Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea In ‘America First’ Speech At United NationsPresident Donald Trump forcefully defended the United States and condemned North Korea and Iran in his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly, while trying to strike a cordial tone on the international alliances he had previously criticized.


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last updated: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:50:24 -0400

Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea In ‘America First’ Speech At United Nations

Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea In ‘America First’ Speech At United NationsPresident Donald Trump forcefully defended the United States and condemned North Korea and Iran in his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly, while trying to strike a cordial tone on the international alliances he had previously criticized.


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last updated: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:16:13 -0400

Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea In ‘America First’ Speech At United Nations

Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea In ‘America First’ Speech At United NationsPresident Donald Trump forcefully defended the United States and condemned North Korea and Iran in his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly, while trying to strike a cordial tone on the international alliances he had previously criticized.


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Herald Sun | Top Stories
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: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:59:08 +0000

How A Startup Hopes To Treat The Rural Opioid Epidemic — At A Profit
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The Most Wholesome Internet Trolls Ever Are Reclaiming Racist Subreddits One By One
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For The Love Of God Get A Password Manager
With all the accounts you have, remembering every single password is impossible. Dashlane protects your passwords and creates an easy, secure way to access all of your accounts on any device you own. And its free.

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Distressed Deer Affected By Hurricane Irma Is So Happy To Finally Get Some Water
A firefighter helping with cleanup efforts stumbled across the anxious buck, who just really needed a nice, cool drink of H2O.

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'American Vandal' Stretches A Dick Joke Over Five Hours And It Almost Works
After the first episode of Netflix’s new true crime satire, American Vandal, I was certain I knew who did it. The crime in question? Twenty-seven spray painted dicks, splashed onto the cars of faculty members at Hanover High School, like a senior prank gone wrong.

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The Lonely Road Back From A Very Public Injury
Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan had braced himself for the worst when he went down with a torn ACL last December. Now he just had to face it.

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Trying To Guess Who Is A Sex Worker From A Lineup Is Not An Easy Task
Sex workers come in all shapes, sizes, colors and ages.

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The Foo Fighters Pub Will Melt Your Ice-Cold Heart
I went to the merch-filled London boozer and their fans are just so nice, dammit.

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The Madness Of Donald Trump
The pressures of the presidency have pushed Trump to the edge, but is he crazy enough to be removed from office?

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Equifax Has Been Sending Consumers To A Fake Phishing Site For Almost Two Weeks
Equifax's response to its data breach has been a total shitshow, something the company seems determined to remind us of each and every day.

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Both Apple And Google’s ‘Best App’ Password Manager
At this point, you shouldn’t be going online without a password manager. Dashlane generates and remembers complex passwords for each site so you don’t have to. It was also named a Best App by both Apple and Google. And its free.

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This Homemade Automatic Tree Trimmer Is Brilliant
We've seen the pinnacle of human ingenuity, and it's this motorized, trunk-climbing, chainsaw-wielding tree trimmer.

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The Second Coming Of Nest
"We have better light rings than any other products on the market," says Nest's Head of Product Design Adam Mittleman. This is a sentence that I have never before heard uttered by anyone, even after a long time living on Planet Earth.

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Impatient Driver Moves Too Soon, Car Gets Destroyed By Water Buffalo Stampede
Letting random people drive their cars through parks like South Africa's Kruger National Park seems like a not so great idea?

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If Rent Were Affordable, The Average Household Would Save $6,200 A Year
If renters paid just what they could afford in rent, the average household would have $6,200 a year more in their pocket to spent on groceries, childcare, medical care, and education—things one in five households have been skimping on to make rent.

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One Of The Earliest, Least Obvious Causes Of The American Revolution
A decree enacted to quell tension between Native Americans and colonists became a wedge between the British monarchy and Americans.

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The Real Story Of The Battle Of The Sexes
Billie Jean King on the match that made history — and headlines all over again with this weekend's big-screen premiere.

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HGTV Is A Never-Ending Fantasy Loop. Look Deeper, And It Gets Pretty Ugly.
There's nothing more addictively soothing than watching someone flipping homes on HGTV. Until we end up in a real-life rerun of the housing bubble.

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Here's What Hurricane Maria Is Doing To Puerto Rico
The entire territory is without power as videos from around the island show devastating flooding.

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Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan Was The End All And Be All Of Heel Managers, Humanoids
Remembering the late, great announcer and manager, who was often the smartest man in wrestling.

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Idiot Tries To Fight A Car On The Road, Does Not Win
There are probably no rules about hanging out of your car window to take swings at another car, but if there were, Rule 1 would be "Lock your door so it doesn't swing open and dump you onto the pavement."

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A Secret History Of The Pissing Figure In Art
A river of piss runs through art history. For centuries, painters and sculptors have depicted the act of urination. Men piss. Women piss. Most of all, young boys piss, so much so that scholars assigned a Latin term, puer mingens, to their ubiquitous appearances.

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The Astonishing Village Where Little Girls Turn Into Boys Aged 12
Many children who live in Salinas, an isolated village in the southwestern Dominican Republic, are seemingly born female, only to become men in their teenage years.

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This Hi-Def Video Of The Total Solar Eclipse Is Absolutely Spectacular
Eclipse fever has passed, but it's worth returning to it for a couple of minutes with this stunning, hi-def video of the totality.

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Jeff Bridges Will Always Be 'The Dude' — And That's Cool With Him
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Blind People Poignantly Describe Racism
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Girl Tries To Mime Shaving Her Eyebrow Off, Actually Shaves Her Eyebrow Off
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The Boy Who Killed — And The Mother Who Tried To Stop Him
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You Need To Get A Password Manager. Right Now
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The Mysterious Origins Of The Phrase 'Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire'
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The Story Behind The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment Of All Time
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Republicans plan healthcare vote; Obama and TV host denounce bill
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last updated: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:31:03 -0400

Generation Merkel 🇩🇪

These Young Voters Explain Why The German Chancellor Is On Course For A Fourth Term


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A Stunned Puerto Rico Seeks to Rebuild after Hurricane Maria
Maria was the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years and has caused an island-wide power outage

(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies, twisted metal gates and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to slowly rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out across the U.S. territory Thursday.

The extent of the damage is unknown given that dozens of municipalities remained isolated and without communication after Maria hit the island Wednesday morning as a Category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years.

Uprooted trees and widespread flooding blocked many highways and streets across the island, creating a maze that forced drivers to go against traffic and past police cars that used loudspeakers to warn people they must respect a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew imposed by the governor to ensure everyone’s safety.

“This is going to be a historic event for Puerto Rico,” said Abner Gomez, the island’s emergency management director.

Previously a Category 5 with 175 mph (281 kph) winds, Maria hit Puerto Rico as the third-strongest storm to make landfall in the U.S., based on its central pressure. It was even stronger than Hurricane Irma that storm roared into the Florida Keys earlier this month.

In the capital of San Juan, towering eucalyptus trees fell nearly every other block over a main road dotted with popular bars, restaurants, and coffee shops, some of which were damaged. Outside a nearby apartment building, 40-year-old tourism company operator Adrian Pacheco recounted how he spent eight hours in a stairwell huddled with 100 other residents when the hurricane ripped the storm shutters off his building and decimated three balconies.

“I think people didn’t expect the storm to reach the point that it did,” he said. “Since Irma never really happened, they thought Maria would be the same.”

Hurricane Irma sideswiped Puerto Rico on Sept. 6, leaving more than 1 million people without power but causing no deaths or widespread damage like it did on nearby islands. Maria, however, blew out windows at some hospitals and police stations, turned some streets into roaring rivers and destroyed hundreds of homes across Puerto Rico, including 80 percent of houses in a small fishing community near the San Juan Bay, which unleashed a storm surge of more than 4 feet.

“Months and months and months and months are going to pass before we can recover from this,” Felix Delgado, mayor of the northern coastal city of Catano, told The Associated Press.

The sound of chain saws began to fill the silence that spread across San Juan late Wednesday afternoon as firefighters began to remove trees and used small bulldozers to lift toppled concrete light posts. Some neighbors pitched in to help clear the smaller branches, including Shawn Zimmerman, a 27-year-old student from Lewistown, Pennsylvania who moved to Puerto Rico nearly two years ago.

“The storm didn’t bother me,” he said. “It’s the devastation. I get goosebumps. It’s going to take us a long time.”

Maria has caused at least 10 deaths across the Caribbean, including seven in the hard-hit island of Dominica and two in the French Caribbean territory of Guadeloupe. Puerto Rico’s governor told CNN one man died after being hit by flying debris. No further details were available, and officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

Maria weakened to a Category 2 storm later in the day but re-strengthened to Category 3 status early Thursday with winds of 115 mph (185 kph). It was centered about 55 miles (90 kilometers) north of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and moving northwest near 9 mph (15 kph).

The hurricane was still dumping rain overnight Wednesday in Puerto Rico, where crumbled red roof tiles lay scattered across many roads, and curious residents sidestepped and ducked under dozens of black power lines still swaying in heavy winds. But they posed no danger: Maria caused an island-wide power outage, with officials unable to say when electricity would return.

Puerto Rico’s electric grid was crumbling amid lack of maintenance and a dwindling staff even before the hurricanes knocked out power. Many now believe it will take weeks, if not months, to restore power.

Edwin Rosario, a 79-year-old retired government worker, said an economic crisis that has sparked an exodus of nearly half a million Puerto Ricans to the U.S. mainland will only make the island’s recovery harder.

“Only us old people are left,” he said as he scraped a street gutter in front of his house free of debris. “A lot of young people have already gone…If we don’t unite, we’re not going to bounce back.”

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