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George W. Bush: 'Bigotry seems emboldened' in Trump era

George W. Bush: 'Bigotry seems emboldened' in Trump era“We’ve seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty,” former President George W. Bush said in a rare public speech. “We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism.”


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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: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:56:34 -0400

George W. Bush: 'Bigotry seems emboldened' in Trump era

George W. Bush: 'Bigotry seems emboldened' in Trump era“We’ve seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty,” former President George W. Bush said in a rare public speech. “We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism.”


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last updated: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:36:58 -0400

Kelly defends Trump on casualties, attacks 'selfish' congresswoman

Kelly defends Trump on casualties, attacks 'selfish' congresswomanWhite House chief of staff John Kelly on Thursday delivered an impassioned defense of President Trump’s outreach to families of four Americans recently killed in Niger.


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last updated: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:18:01 -0400

Kelly defends Trump on casualties, attacks 'selfish' congresswoman

Kelly defends Trump on casualties, attacks 'selfish' congresswomanWhite House chief of staff John Kelly on Thursday delivered an impassioned defense of President Trump’s outreach to families of four Americans recently killed in Niger.


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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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last updated: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:02:52 +0000

Vikings Razed the Forests. Can Iceland Regrow Them?
The country lost most of its trees long ago. Despite years of replanting, it isn’t making much progress.

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I'm Finally Ready To Talk About How My Parents Died
Thirteen years ago, my father killed my mother and then himself. I don't think I'll ever understand why.

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There's Never Going To Be A Right Time For A 'The Punisher' TV Series
When can they release their show about a superhero who shoots people?

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Stop Wearing That Off-The-Rack Bullsh*t
Indochino lets you buy an investment-quality, custom-tailored suits for a fraction of the cost. Shop online today and save up to $400 on your order.

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The Teaser For 'I, Tonya' Is Finally Out And It's As Irreverently Funny As We Imagined
Margot Robbie stars in this unusual, satirical biopic about disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding. "I, Tonya" will be released in theaters on December 8.

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This Mississippi Hospital Should Be In Crisis. How It Beat The Odds.
Just over a decade ago, North Sunflower Medical Center was on the verge of collapse.It had few patients and even less cash — only enough to operate for eight hours. Hospital administrators met every afternoon to see if they’d be able to open the doors the next day. Now it's a lifeline for its community.

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The $14.7 Million Atlanta Home Said To Be The 'Safest In America'
Have trouble sleeping at night? Perhaps the anti-ballistic bedroom doors, 15,000-square-foot bunker, and off-grid water and power access at this Atlanta home will make you feel a little more secure.

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The Absurd Feud Between John Kelly And Rep. Frederica Wilson, Explained
This story is confusing, exhausting and beneath the dignity of the White House, but here's what's going on.

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Guy Tries To Land His Raft At The Beach, Fails Miserably
The last couple of weeks have felt like some of the longest weeks ever, so we can honestly relate to how this guy must be feeling.

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Watching Marbles Roll Around This Intricate Marble Machine Is Extremely Satisfying
We could watch marbles being dropped and moved around this contraption all day.

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'None Pizza With Left Beef,' 10 Years Later
"The Great Pizza Orientation Test" is perhaps one of the best blog posts ever written. The man who wrote that post is now the co-creator of "Young Sheldon."

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Off-Road Drivers Watch In Disbelief As Basic Subaru Rips Up Crazy Slope
How must it feel to sit in your modified off-road truck and watch an unmodified old Subaru do this?

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The AI That Has Nothing To Learn From Humans
DeepMind’s new self-taught Go-playing program is making moves that other players describe as "alien" and "from an alternate dimension."

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Kojima Dreams Of 'Blade Runner'
The original Blade Runner deeply impacted Kojima and directly inspired his game 'Snatcher'

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New Yorkers Are Far Too Nonchalant About The Batshit Things They've Seen On The Subway
Jimmy Kimmel decided to poll New Yorkers on the most insane things they'd ever seen on the subway, and the results were a trip.

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The Boomtown That Shouldn't Exist
Cape Coral was built on total lies. One big storm could wipe it off the map. Oh, and it’s also the fastest-growing city in the United States.

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Guy Tries To Carry A Big Sign In Heavy Winds And Things Go Exactly As You'd Expect
If at first you don't succeed, try again, because that sign has to get indoors one way or another.

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Inside The Minds Of Very Good Dogs
Two new books—one a methodical scientific account and one a freewheeling memoir—attempt to make sense of the canine brain.

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Facebook Treats Its Ethical Failures Like Software Bugs, And That’s Why They Keep Happening
That’s what happens when you build your company on a motto like “move fast and break things,” after all: every failure gets treated like an isolated incident, rather than part of a systemic pattern that needs systemic action.

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These $190 HD Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds Are Now On Sale For $40
Once again, Treblab has done what they do best: built a pair of earbuds that puts sound quality above all else

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Watch NASA Test Out A New Rocket Engine For Deep Space Flights
The engine is intended for Orion, a spacecraft whose first mission will be an exploration into deep space.

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Here's A (Crazy?) Plan To Bribe Crows To Clean Up Cigarette Butts
Tossed cigarette butts are a huge litter problem. Crows are highly intelligent animals that can be trained to perform tasks for rewards. Can this possibly work? And is it even ethical?

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Hundreds Of Mysterious Stone 'Gates' Found in Saudi Arabia’s Desert
"We tend to think of Saudi Arabia as desert, but in practice there's a huge archaeological treasure trove out there and it needs to be identified and mapped."

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Sibling Rivalry
Liberals and socialists share a common inheritance. So why can’t they find a way to work together to defeat Trump?

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How I Socially Engineer Myself Into High Security Facilities
A pentester shares a story that shows how social engineering can get you anywhere.

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How New Jersey Tamed Its Most Terrifying Legend
New Jersey's scariest demon isn't so scary anymore.

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Horse Has About Two Seconds Of Patience For Drunk Lad Who Wants To Ride Him
Emboldened by just two shots of vodka, the guy was sure he could ride this horse bareback no problem. He was wrong.

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This Key Fob Will Automatically Lock Your PC When You Walk Away
It's a wireless, smart PC key straight out of a spy movie.

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This Is How World Class Goalkeepers Train (With Ping Pong Balls)
We'd be lucky to catch any of these ping pong balls, let alone follow all the other instructions involved.

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Chappelle's Show's Musical Acts Were A Hell Of A Drug
Sketches featuring Dave Chappelle as Prince, Rick James, and Lil Jon — plus televised performances by Kanye West, Erykah Badu, Big Boi, and more — are still influencing pop culture today. In other words, "Game, Blouses."

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Squirrel Eats The Wrong Mushrooms, Gets Stoned Out Of Its Mind
This little guy got into the wrong patch of mushrooms and launched into a two-day journey to unbury the acorns of the cosmos (don't worry, he's okay now).

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$24 Cup Of Coffee Debuts At NYC Restaurant
It probably goes nicely with the $1,000 white truffle bagel that the Westin New York recently started serving.

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This Is What Really Happens When Amazon Comes To Your Town
Trust me, I saw my city transform — and not always for the better.

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Notre Dame's 'Ridiculously Photogenic Running Back' Reflects On The Photo That Made Him A Meme
During the Notre Dame vs. USC game four years ago, Cam McDaniel’s helmet fell off and a meme was born.

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Time-Lapse Of The Highest Mountain Peak In North America Will Take Your Breath Away
Who needs fantasy worlds when you can look at 4K footage of Denali, one of the most beautiful national parks in the US.

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Are Your Ready For Professional Cornhole?
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Yes, The Election Was Rigged. Here's The Proof.
Voter suppression threw Wisconsin to Trump and possibly handed him the whole election.

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The Totally Unexpected True Story Of Yi Jianlian's Magical Mystery Chair
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Here's The World's First Aerial 360-Degree Video Of North Korea's Secretive Capital
Aerial footage of Pyongyang is extremely rare and is a view not often offered to outsiders.

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Bomb School Wasn't For Lulu, But The CIA Wishes Her The Best
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The Earth’s Interior Is Teeming With Dead Plates
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I Got Shut Down While Trying To Report On The Louis C.K. Sexual Harassment Rumors
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A Full Basketball Team Running In Perfect Sync Is Our New Favorite Glitch In The Matrix
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We Can't Stop Watching These Simulations Of Cars Getting Obliterated By 100 Consecutive Speed Bumps
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The Superweirdo Behind 'Thor: Ragnarok'
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Trump considers Fed's Powell, economist Taylor to lead central bank
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last updated: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:45:30 -0400

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A Rumble, A Cloud Of Smoke, And Thousands Of Lives Forever Changed In Somalia


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I Posted a Graphic Selfie of My Beating to Tell the World #MeToo
“Get undressed!” the taxi driver demanded and gestured with a knife. He pulled over the deserted side of the highway with piles of construction rubble. I realized we had veered off course and ended up far on the desert road leading out of Cairo. I tried to get out of the car, but he had…

“Get undressed!” the taxi driver demanded and gestured with a knife. He pulled over the deserted side of the highway with piles of construction rubble. I realized we had veered off course and ended up far on the desert road leading out of Cairo. I tried to get out of the car, but he had locked the doors. He pulled back his driver’s seat and pinned me down with it, pressing hard on my chest. He then began head-butting me on the face. My vision blurred, but I did not lose consciousness. I fought back with the only thing I had in my hands, an iPhone. While hitting his temple as hard as I could with the corner of the phone I told him I had money in my purse and to let me go. “I don’t want your money,” he replied, and continued the beating.

Each time I halfway climbed out of the car, he grabbed me by the hair and dragged me back inside. After some struggle, I finally managed to crawl out of the cab completely. A passing car slowed down. Perhaps someone saw me. The offender then realized he might be getting caught and finally let me go. I did not catch the cab’s license plate as my main priority was to escape from the scene. I knew at the time that it would be impossible to punish the criminal. When I got home I looked at my face in the mirror, swollen and bloodied. Instinctively, I decided to photograph myself. I wanted to have a record of what had happened, a visual document.

I held on to the photograph and did not share it publicly. About a year after the incident in 2012, harrowing accounts of sexual abuse in Cairo’s streets began to gain wide coverage in the media. Female journalists and activists were harassed and raped on Tahrir Square during the uprising. Local activist groups organized an anti-abuse rally in downtown Cairo. In support of that rally I gathered strength and shared my photograph and the story along with it for the first time. I called on the women to keep their guard and encouraged people to join the movement in Cairo. Over 10,000 people reacted to the graphic image of my face. A kind of anti-selfie, it was shared several thousand times. Later on I decided to remove the image from Facebook. I felt that it had served its purpose by challenging the stigma around the issue and encouraging more people to speak up.

Five years since the incident, while reading the coverage of the Harvey Weinstein’s case, I catch myself thinking again: what constitutes a sex crime? On one end of the spectrum there is a violent offender who attempts rape by using sheer physical force. On the other is a sexual predator who abuses his power. Both to me are gradations of criminal behavior, whether it is an abuse perpetrated with physical force or by exerting mental pressure with influence and authority. Encouraged by the testimonies of so many women who came forward in #metoo campaign, I decided to re-post the image of my face.

Sexual abuse and harassment is a global, pervasive human epidemic and I did not mention Cairo in this latest post, because I did not want to make it about a specific place. It is endemic to all societies. I cannot think of a single female friend who has not experienced it to some degree. It begins early, at times even before we reach adolescence. Taking public transportation to school at age 9 in the Soviet Union, I distinctly remember being groped by men on the bus. I was force kissed by an older teenager in my school and saw girls being forcefully disrobed by boys during break time. I am a mother today and I shudder at the thought that something so reducing and humiliating could ever happen to my daughter.

There is still a great amount of stigma and shame that stands in our way. I have documented survivors of rape from the wars of Congo DRC and Bosnia, many refused to publicize their testimonies of abuse in fear of being stigmatized and I respect that. In the United States, I photographed survivors of repeated sexual abuse inside small and peaceful communities. In some cases it was perpetrated by family members at home, the safest place imaginable. Most women I spoke to were not able to prosecute the offenders, some even had to face them regularly at work or family gatherings, due to the culture of shame around the issue. They were discouraged from reporting the incidents, often by people close to them: parents, friends, relatives. As a result, the perpetrators remained unpunished and repeated their crimes. I became convinced that the social stigma is the most damaging phenomenon preventing these criminals from being caught and penalized.

Perhaps the ideal hashtag for my post should have been #notashamed. Since I published the picture of my battered face, once again, in defiance of social taboos, the reactions to the image have been varied. Many people, however, expressed compassion and sympathy. What I would have really liked to see more is an expression of outrage, anger, a call for action, a show of support, but not sadness and pity for the people, including myself, who I call survivors and not victims. I respect everyone’s privacy and personal choices, but I can also feel that one of the reasons why many people do not speak out is because they do not want to be portrayed as victims. I posted a gruesome photograph of myself that goes against the notion we all support on social media — projecting an image of success, happiness and fulfillment. Nobody wants to be seen suffering on Facebook, we want everyone to envy us, not pity us. Yet I recognize the power of social media as a platform for public discourse and hope that the picture will inspire a change in attitude. As a photographer I have met many brave survivors of sex crimes. They shared their stories with me and allowed me to photograph their faces, why should I treat myself differently? By putting ‘the face’ on the deed I do not just want people to be repulsed by the crime it documents, I want them to feel less ashamed.

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