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EPA chief Pruitt appeals to ‘civility’ but fails to quell environmentalists’ concerns

EPA chief Pruitt appeals to ‘civility’ but fails to quell environmentalists’ concernsEnvironmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s first speech to employees of the EPA at midday on Tuesday did little to assuage the concerns of environmentalists over his ties to the fossil fuel industry. At the EPA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., Pruitt called for civility and listening in his highly anticipated, tense inaugural address to the staff of an agency that he sued more than a dozen times as Oklahoma attorney general. President Trump’s decision to nominate Pruitt, who has made it clear he has no confidence in mainstream climate science, to lead the EPA immediately incited a backlash from liberals and environmentalists.


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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: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:49:05 -0500

EPA chief Pruitt appeals to ‘civility’ but fails to quell environmentalists’ concerns

EPA chief Pruitt appeals to ‘civility’ but fails to quell environmentalists’ concernsEnvironmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s first speech to employees of the EPA at midday on Tuesday did little to assuage the concerns of environmentalists over his ties to the fossil fuel industry. At the EPA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., Pruitt called for civility and listening in his highly anticipated, tense inaugural address to the staff of an agency that he sued more than a dozen times as Oklahoma attorney general. President Trump’s decision to nominate Pruitt, who has made it clear he has no confidence in mainstream climate science, to lead the EPA immediately incited a backlash from liberals and environmentalists.


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Tesla Update Allows Drivers to View Supercharger Availability Through Nav System

Tesla Update Allows Drivers to View Supercharger Availability Through Nav SystemNow you don't have to guess if there's room at the inn, erg, supercharger.


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Meet the 22-year-old fighting Trump’s terror talk about Sweden from the country’s official Twitter feed

Meet the 22-year-old fighting Trump’s terror talk about Sweden from the country’s official Twitter feedBefore President Trump’s reference on Saturday to a terror attack in Sweden, the biggest story in Stockholm was this one: a report about the so-called “fake news” industry published by Dagens Nyheter, a Swedish newspaper. “You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden,” the president said to his supporters at a campaign-style rally in Melbourne, Fla., on Saturday. “Sweden, who would believe this?” Trump later explained he was watching a Fox News segment that featured a documentary filmmaker accusing the Swedish government of covering up an immigration-related crime wave there.


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The Latest: Crowd holds vigil for slain Whittier officer

The Latest: Crowd holds vigil for slain Whittier officerWHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of two California police officers as they responded to a traffic accident (all times local):


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GM Partnership With Lyft Could Result In a Ton of Autonomous Bolt EVs

GM Partnership With Lyft Could Result In a Ton of Autonomous Bolt EVsThe manufacturer and ride-hailing service are looking to set the pace.


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Malaysia guards morgue as Kim Jong-Nam's body still not claimed

Malaysia guards morgue as Kim Jong-Nam's body still not claimedArmed men stood guard Tuesday at the morgue holding the body of the assassinated half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un, with officials denying reports the dead man's son had arrived to claim the remains. The corpse of Kim Jong-Nam -- who was killed last Monday at Kuala Lumpur airport -- has been at the centre of a diplomatic row between Pyongyang and Malaysia, after the North insisted it be returned and objected to an autopsy being performed. Jong-Nam's son Kim Han-Sol had been due to arrive in Kuala Lumpur from Macau on Monday night, local media and intelligence sources said, but AFP was unable to confirm his presence in the city.


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U.S. judge blocks Texas plan to cut Planned Parenthood Medicaid funds

U.S. judge blocks Texas plan to cut Planned Parenthood Medicaid fundsBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in Austin issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday halting Texas' plan to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood, saying the state did not present evidence of a program violation that would warrant termination. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks said state health officials "likely acted to disenroll qualified health care providers from Medicaid without cause." He said the preliminary injunction will preserve the court's ability to render a meaningful decision on the case's merits.


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First-Grade Teacher Suspended Over 'Illegal Aliens' Post: School District

First-Grade Teacher Suspended Over 'Illegal Aliens' Post: School DistrictThe elementary school teacher advocated reporting undocumented immigrants, according to school district officials, who suspended her.


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United Airlines enters basic economy fare wars in the US

United Airlines enters basic economy fare wars in the USAirfare wars are heating up in the US, with United Airlines the latest carrier to launch a basic economy fare in response to the low-cost competition. 


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March of National Dignity in Kiev

March of National Dignity in KievThousands of activists have marched in Kiev to honor protesters who were killed during the pro-European Maidan demonstrations in 2013-14 and to challenge the government. The March of National Dignity was organized by three nationalist parties — Svoboda (Freedom), the National Corps and Right Sector. Activists gathered on Kiev’s central Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) early on February 22 and began marching toward Parliament, where they planned to announce their demands to lawmakers, the cabinet, and President Petro Poroshenko.


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Resistance Report: More than 1 million sign White House petition for Trump’s tax returns, breaking record

Resistance Report: More than 1 million sign White House petition for Trump’s tax returns, breaking recordPresident Trump has taken to saying that no one cares about his taxes. White House petitions need to draw more than 100,000 signatures within 30 days to be considered for an official response from the White House.


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Plane carrying 5 people hits Australian shopping mall

Plane carrying 5 people hits Australian shopping mallMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Five people were believed killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said.


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Mass funeral held for 20 Haitians who died in dismal prison

Mass funeral held for 20 Haitians who died in dismal prisonPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Relatives wailed in grief or stared stoically as flowers were placed on 20 caskets at a mass funeral Tuesday for the latest group of inmates who died miserably in Haiti's largest prison, most without ever having been convicted of any crime.


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Iceland's President said he would ban pineapple on pizza if he could

Iceland's President said he would ban pineapple on pizza if he couldPineapple on pizza: you love it, or you hate it so much you use your power as president of a small country to make it literally illegal. In what's being called a "political bombshell" by Iceland Magazine,  President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson said he would ban pineapple as a topping on pizzas— if he were allowed to pass laws on his own. SEE ALSO: Trump thinks something terrible happened in Sweden, so here come the IKEA and ABBA jokes The incendiary comments were in response to questions from students about where he stood on the concept of pineapple as a topping while visiting a local high school. Word of his controversial opinion quickly spread across the internet, where it began trending on Twitter. With a debate as contentious as this one, everybody had to get a word in. not only does iceland use entirely renewable energy but their president is also a WOKE BAE pic.twitter.com/EkGbjmwHL1 — eva (@myIoveiscooI) February 21, 2017 Emotions flared. you can all stay in Iceland as well so us pineapple on pizza lovers can live in peace and tastiness pic.twitter.com/UOZ3g5shNp — Luke Brooks (@luke_brooks) February 21, 2017 Brands are even taking to Twitter to make their stance on the issue known.  No ban here  pic.twitter.com/vmSJw5F1ew — DiGiorno Pizza (@DiGiornoPizza) February 21, 2017 Long after the last pineapple is thrown into the Icelandic sea, DiGiorno Pizza's Last Stand will be remembered: "No ban here  ." BONUS: Snap's Spectacles


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Bao Bao the panda leaves the National Zoo, flies to new home in China

Bao Bao the panda leaves the National Zoo, flies to new home in ChinaSay bye-bye to Bao Bao! The 3-year-old giant panda has left the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and is flying on a special FedEx aircraft to China. As part of an agreement with the China Wildlife Conservation Association, all pandas born in the United States must return to China before they are 4 years old.


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SpaceX cargo ship aborts rendezvous with space station

SpaceX cargo ship aborts rendezvous with space stationSpaceX aborted a planned rendezvous between an unmanned Dragon cargo ship and the International Space Station Wednesday because of a GPS problem. "Dragon is in good health and will make another rendezvous attempt with the @Space_ Station Thursday morning," the private company said on Twitter. The cargo ship is packed with more than 5,000 pounds (2,267 kilograms) of food, gear and science experiments for the six astronauts living on the orbiting space station.


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Uber hires ex-U.S. Attorney General Holder to probe sexual harassment

Uber hires ex-U.S. Attorney General Holder to probe sexual harassmentUber Technologies Inc has hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to conduct a review of sexual harassment claims at the ride-hailing service made by a former employee. Holder and Tammy Albarran, who are partners at the law firm Covington & Burling, will look into the complaints about a manager at Uber, as well as general questions about diversity and inclusion, Chief Executive Travis Kalanick told his employees in a memo on Monday that was seen by Reuters. Last year, Airbnb hired Holder, who served under former President Barack Obama, to help craft a policy to combat discrimination occurring through the online lodging service's platform.


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Warning on Flu: It's Not Going Away Just Yet, CDC Says

Warning on Flu: It's Not Going Away Just Yet, CDC SaysFlu season may have started several months ago, but it isn't going away just yet — U.S. health officials expect flu activity to remain high for at least a few more weeks, according to a new report. The report, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that flu activity in the U.S. started to increase around mid-December, and remained elevated as of Feb. 4, the most recent date for which flu data is available. And so far, the percentage of doctor's visits for the flu has exceeded the national baseline for eight consecutive weeks, the report said.


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10 fascinating facts about the Washington Monument

10 fascinating facts about the Washington MonumentThe iconic Washington Monument is celebrating its 132nd birthday today. Learn how it took 40 years to complete the project, and the surprising connections it has to the Pope, Abraham Lincoln, and the Constitution.


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Pope Says Migrants Should Be Welcomed

Pope Says Migrants Should Be WelcomedPope Francis has again spoken out about the need to welcome and protect refugees and cautioned against fear.


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Judge blocks Texas cutting Medicaid to Planned Parenthood

Judge blocks Texas cutting Medicaid to Planned ParenthoodAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can't cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the U.S. to defund the nation's largest abortion provider.


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Convicted ex-Hong Kong leader jailed 20 months for misconduct

Convicted ex-Hong Kong leader jailed 20 months for misconductFormer Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Wednesday after a high-profile corruption trial found him guilty of misconduct during his time at the helm of the city. Tsang, 72, who held the leadership post of chief executive for seven years from 2005, is the most senior city official ever to be convicted in a criminal trial and the highest ranking one to be put behind bars. The six-week trial at the High Court came as residents lose faith in Hong Kong's leaders after a string of corruption cases fuel suspicions over links between public officials and business figures.


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Shocker! World’s first self-driving car race ends in a crash

Shocker! World’s first self-driving car race ends in a crash

The world's first race on a professional track involving self-driving cars ended, not surprisingly, with a crash. As part of the Roborace competition held in Buenos Aires over the weekend, one of the two self-driving Devbot vehicles involved in the race slammed into a wall after miscalculating a particularly sharp turn.

While the Devbot vehicles weren't going all out, they weren't exactly driving at a leisurely pace either. At their best, both cars were driving in excess of 100 MPH, with one reaching a top speed of 115 MPH at one point.

In addition to racing around the track at high speeds, it's worth noting that each car can communicate with the other as to prevent them from crashing into each other. Unfortunately, the racetrack wall proved to be an insurmountable foe.

As for the software malfunction that caused the crash, Roborace's Justin Cooke explained what happened in an interview with the BBC:

One of the cars was trying to perform a manoeuvre, and it went really full-throttle and took the corner quite sharply and caught the edge of the barrier.

It's actually fantastic for us because the more we see these moments the more we are able to learn and understand what was the thinking behind the computer and its data.

Indeed, for as far along as self-driving software and hardware has progressed, it's clear that there's still a lot of work to be done before self-driving cars can replace human drivers completely across all driving environments.

While the DevBot vehicles are designed such that they "can be driven by a human or a computer", the versions used in the race over the weekend did not have any humans inside. Photos of the crash can be seen here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSbSUeKEj00


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Thousands flee, freeway shut in flooding near San Francisco

Thousands flee, freeway shut in flooding near San FranciscoSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Rising floodwaters sent at least 14,000 residents fleeing inundated homes in San Jose, California, and forced the shutdown of a major freeway Wednesday.


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‘A Serbian Trap’: Freezing conditions in Belgrade are not the biggest problem for refugees in Belgrade

‘A Serbian Trap’: Freezing conditions in Belgrade are not the biggest problem for refugees in BelgradeA trip along the refugee track within Serbia reveals that the old route through the Balkans is still being used despite strong border control, harsh conditions and frozen temperatures. Despite the existence of camps built by the Serbian state, the migrants are here trying to make their way into European Union countries illegally.


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Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State set to storm airport, clear way to western Mosul

Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State set to storm airport, clear way to western MosulBy Isabel Coles and Maher Chmaytelli SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul prepared on Tuesday to storm the airport and a nearby military base on its southern outskirts to create a bridgehead for a thrust into the city. Since ousting the militant group from eastern Mosul last month, Iraqi forces have advanced in sparsely populated outlying areas but fighting will intensify as they near the teeming inner city of western Mosul and the risk to roughly 750,000 civilians there will rise. The U.S. military commander in Iraq has said he believes U.S.-backed forces will retake both of IS's urban bastions - Mosul and Raqqa in neighboring Syria - within the next six months, which would end the jihadists' ambitions to territorial rule three years after they declared a "caliphate".


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Cop Helps Girl, 10, With Math Homework After She Messaged Police Department on Facebook

Cop Helps Girl, 10, With Math Homework After She Messaged Police Department on Facebook"I'm having trouble with my homework. Could you help me?" 10-year-old Lena wrote in a Facebook message to the Marion, Ohio Police Department.


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Shark kills bodyboarder on Reunion island

Shark kills bodyboarder on Reunion islandSaint-André (France) (AFP) - A 26-year-old man bodyboarding off of Reunion island was killed by a shark on Tuesday, local officials said, in the latest attack in the waters of the Indian Ocean holiday destination. It was the 20th recorded shark attack on the island since 2011, eight of which have been fatal, despite efforts by local authorities to install nets and warn locals and tourists about the dangers. The man, a former shark spotter from the island once employed by the local surfing association, was pronounced dead after the shark bit through a major artery in his leg off the eastern coast near Saint-Andre.


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U.S.-Mexico border shooting case at Supreme Court today

U.S.-Mexico border shooting case at Supreme Court todayThe Supreme Court hears arguments on Tuesday in a dispute over a Mexican family’s ability to sue a U.S. Border Patrol officer who killed their son in a cross-border incident. Both governments filed briefs in the case, on opposite sides of the dispute.


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Trump administration working on trans bathroom guidelines

Trump administration working on trans bathroom guidelinesWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is working on a new set of directives on the use of school bathrooms by transgender students, the White House said Tuesday.


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'Making a Murderer' prosecutor Ken Kratz tells his side of the story

'Making a Murderer' prosecutor Ken Kratz tells his side of the storyKen Kratz, the former special prosecutor in the murder trials of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, spoke to Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga about his new book, "Avery: The Case Against Steven Avery and What 'Making a Murderer' Gets Wrong.' He describes being portrayed as "the chief villain" in the piece. When asked if he regrets having local investigators' involved in the case while they were also being sued by Avery, he said, "You can look back, and would I have rather now had somebody else? Sure." He noted that the resources available at the time made that very difficult and that they were not the only officers involved.


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Ex-Hong Kong leader jailed in fall from 'such a height'

Ex-Hong Kong leader jailed in fall from 'such a height'By Venus Wu HONG KONG (Reuters) - Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was jailed for 20 months on Wednesday for misconduct in public office, making him the most senior city official to serve time behind bars in a ruling some said reaffirmed the financial hub's vaunted rule of law. The sentence brings an ignominious end to what had been a long and stellar career for Tsang before and after the 1997 handover to Chinese control, service that saw him knighted by the outgoing British colonial rulers. "Never in my judicial career have I seen a man falling from such a height," said High Court justice Andrew Chan in passing sentence.


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Duck boats face increasing calls for improvements, bans

Duck boats face increasing calls for improvements, bansBOSTON (AP) — With their festive, party-like ambiance and ability to travel on land and in water, duck boats have long been tourist attractions for sightseers around the U.S. But a string of deadly accidents has left the industry reeling, forced safety improvements and led some advocates to call for a total ban on the vehicles.


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Women's life expectancy on track to hit 90 in some nations

Women's life expectancy on track to hit 90 in some nationsBy 2030 life expectancy for South Korean women could top nine decades, an average lifespan long thought to be out of reach, researchers said Wednesday. South Korea is not only the first country in the world where women may live past 90 on average, it is also the one on track to log the biggest jump in longevity, they reported in The Lancet medical journal. Other developed countries are not far behind: the longevity of French and Japanese women are more likely than not to stretch past 88 years.


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Russia's U.N. envoy Churkin dies suddenly in New York

Russia's U.N. envoy Churkin dies suddenly in New YorkBy Jack Stubbs MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's combative ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly in New York on Monday after being taken ill at work, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. It declined to comment on reports that Churkin had been taken to a hospital shortly before his death. A U.S. government official, who was not authorized to speak publicly on the case, said that Churkin had died of an apparent heart attack.


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NASA’s Europa Flyby Mission Passes Major Review

NASA’s Europa Flyby Mission Passes Major ReviewThe mission, scheduled for launch in the 2020s, would now enter a preliminary design phase, known as “Phase B.”


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This real-time pollution map will enlighten you on your city's air quality

This real-time pollution map will enlighten you on your city's air qualityAir pollution isn't always visible, but it's definitely real. To help us gain a better understanding of air quality around the world, BreezoMeter, an air quality analytics provider, is visually breaking things down with a new interactive air pollution map. SEE ALSO: Wi-Fi passwords from airports around the world in one brilliant map The map delivers real-time information on air pollution along with hourly forecasts and helpful weather-related health and fitness recommendations. Its data is drawn from "official air quality sensors" placed across cities that monitor airborne particles and combined with information on wind, weather and traffic conditions. By simply searching a location, users will be shown a color-coded map of the pollution level in the surrounding area. They'll also receive useful information such as carbon monoxide and ozone levels, weather forecast updates, and heath, sports and child care-related suggestions. You can use the map to choose the cleanest park for a picnic, a running route for your next jog or even review pollen levels to help keep your allergies in check. Image: breezometer "Today’s traditional air pollution monitoring methods include only annual traffic data, which doesn’t reflect the day-to-day changes residents see and breathe on their local streets," BreezoMeter's CTO Emil Fisher said in a press release.  "BreezoMeter’s newest algorithm serves as a massive research and development breakthrough, bringing air pollution data accuracy to a new and precise level, monitored worldwide." he said. Image: breezometer The company's CEO Ran Korber insists that BreezoMeter's map is changing the game. "Businesses and consumers previously had to rely on inaccurate and generic point data regarding pollution, a truly global health crisis," he said in a press release. So far, major brands like Dyson, Dermalogica, AccuWeather and Cisco integrate BreezoMeter's air quality data in their products, and the company hopes its map will help people better understand their surroundings.  BONUS: The first manned hoverbike could finally fulfill your 'Star Wars' dreams


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British IS bomber was ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee: report

British IS bomber was ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee: reportA suicide bomber from the Islamic State group was a British citizen detained at Guantanamo Bay, a family member told The Times newspaper on Wednesday. The British fighter who IS claimed detonated a suicide bomb against Iraqi forces outside Mosul was named in British media as Jamal al-Harith, who was detained at the United States base between 2002 and 2004.


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Rise in premiums lays bare 2 Americas on health care

Rise in premiums lays bare 2 Americas on health careWASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. Subsidized coverage through "Obamacare" offers protection from life's unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says.


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10 Universities Where TAs Teach the Most Classes

10 Universities Where TAs Teach the Most ClassesThe U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List: College, The Short List: Grad School and The Short List: Online Programs to find data that matter to you in your college or grad school search. At some research universities, a teaching assistant -- usually a graduate student -- might either serve as the main instructor for an undergraduate course or provide support to the professor.


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Brazil's race to save drought-hit city

Brazil's race to save drought-hit cityThe shrunken carcasses of cows lie in scorched fields outside the city of Campina Grande in northeast Brazil, and hungry goats search for food on the cracked-earth floor of the Boqueirao reservoir that serves the desperate town. After five years of drought, farmer Edivaldo Brito says he cannot remember when the Boqueirão reservoir was last full. Brazil’s arid northeast is weathering its worst drought on record and Campina Grande, which has 400,000 residents that depend on the reservoir, is running out of water.


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Pair Killed Their Landlord, 68, Then Lived With Her Body for 2 Weeks: Cops

Pair Killed Their Landlord, 68, Then Lived With Her Body for 2 Weeks: Cops42-year-old Lawrence Cannon and 44-year-old Jennifer Elam have been implicated in the fatal shooting of 68-year-old Mary Ring.


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S. Africa budget throws light on fractured ANC

S. Africa budget throws light on fractured ANCSouth Africa's Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivers the annual budget in parliament Wednesday as he battles to revive the economy and head off loyalists of the president who seek to oust him. Gordhan, a popular figure in South Africa and among international investors, is widely seen as being at loggerheads with President Jacob Zuma, who has shrugged off a series of recent corruption scandals. The ruling African National Congress (ANC) has been engulfed by friction between Zuma's plans for funding "radical economic transformation" and Gordhan's stand against graft and uncontrolled expenditure.


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For over three years, Kim murder suspect lived mystery life in Malaysia

For over three years, Kim murder suspect lived mystery life in MalaysiaChong Ah Kow said he facilitated Ri's working visa by stating in supporting documents that he was a product development manager in the company's IT department earning 5,500 ringgit ($1,230) per month. "It was just a formality, just documents, I never paid him," Chong, a Malaysian, said in an interview.


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It looks like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is coming back from the dead

It looks like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is coming back from the dead

A few weeks ago, Samsung finally explained what caused the Galaxy Note 7 fires and explosions that killed the highly praised phablet soon after it started selling in stores. But the company never said what it planned to do with the huge pile of brand new and briefly used Galaxy Note 7 units that it collected from all over the world when it recalled the failed phone. Unconfirmed reports said that Korean giant might consider reselling a refurbished Galaxy Note 7 after it fixes whatever caused the batteries to catch fire. Now, a fresh rumor out of Asia claims the same thing, potentially revealing more details about Samsung's intentions.

According to Hankyung, Samsung will replace the original 3,500 mAh battery with either a 3,000 mAh or a 3,200 mAh battery. The refurbished Galaxy Note 7 units will then be sold in certain markets, including India and Vietnam. Samsung has recovered 98% of the more than 3 million Galaxy Note 7 units it shipped worldwide, but the company is yet to make any announcements regarding the future of the phablet.

The report doesn’t mention actual pricing information for the refurbished phablet, but it does say that Samsung plans to relaunch the phone by June. It’s unclear at this time whether the phone will be available in any markets outside of India and Vietnam.

Either way, Samsung still has a major problem on its hands. The company has to find a way to dispose of the large number of Galaxy Note 7 batteries it’s been collecting and storing for the past couple of months, and the entire process has to be environmentally friendly. Reselling a refurbished version of the phone to consumers might the handsets themselves, but all of those old batteries still need to be disposed of.


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The Great Cheese Scare

The Great Cheese Scare"We deeply regret any inconvenience or concern this issue has caused,” Sargento Foods Chief Executive Officer Louie Gentine said in a statement.


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Hillary Clinton Finally Stepped in to Advise President Trump

Hillary Clinton Finally Stepped in to Advise President TrumpAfter months of passive tweets, Hillary Clinton finally called on POTUS speak out against anti-Semitic attacks. President Trump employed Breitbart News chairman, Steven Bannon, as chief Whitehouse strategist, leading some to believe he's encouraging anti-Semitic behavior.


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Russia military acknowledges new branch: info warfare troops

Russia military acknowledges new branch: info warfare troopsMOSCOW (AP) — Along with a steady flow of new missiles, planes and tanks, Russia's defense minister said Wednesday his nation also has built up its muscle by forming a new branch of the military — information warfare troops.


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South Dakota bill leaves evolution skepticism up to teachers

South Dakota bill leaves evolution skepticism up to teachersPIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota legislators are weighing whether to let teachers decide how much skepticism to work into lessons on contentious scientific topics such as evolution and climate change.


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Russian space craft lifts off for international space station

Russian space craft lifts off for international space stationA Russian Progress cargo space craft blasted off for the International Space Station from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, the first such mission since a failed launch in December. The space craft, carried by the same Soyuz booster rocket as used for manned launches, took off at 11:58 (0558 GMT) with the launch broadcast live by NASA TV. It is due to dock with the space station on Feb.24.


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last updated: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:42:39 -0500

EPA chief Pruitt appeals to ‘civility’ but fails to quell environmentalists’ concerns

EPA chief Pruitt appeals to ‘civility’ but fails to quell environmentalists’ concernsEnvironmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s first speech to employees of the EPA at midday on Tuesday did little to assuage the concerns of environmentalists over his ties to the fossil fuel industry. At the EPA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., Pruitt called for civility and listening in his highly anticipated, tense inaugural address to the staff of an agency that he sued more than a dozen times as Oklahoma attorney general. President Trump’s decision to nominate Pruitt, who has made it clear he has no confidence in mainstream climate science, to lead the EPA immediately incited a backlash from liberals and environmentalists.


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last updated: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:45:00 -0500

EPA chief Pruitt appeals to ‘civility’ but fails to quell environmentalists’ concerns

EPA chief Pruitt appeals to ‘civility’ but fails to quell environmentalists’ concernsEnvironmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s first speech to employees of the EPA at midday on Tuesday did little to assuage the concerns of environmentalists over his ties to the fossil fuel industry. At the EPA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., Pruitt called for civility and listening in his highly anticipated, tense inaugural address to the staff of an agency that he sued more than a dozen times as Oklahoma attorney general. President Trump’s decision to nominate Pruitt, who has made it clear he has no confidence in mainstream climate science, to lead the EPA immediately incited a backlash from liberals and environmentalists.


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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, 22 Feb 2017 14:28:00 +0000

How Peter Thiel’s Palantir Helped The NSA Spy On The Whole World
Palantir is flexible and powerful enough to accommodate the requirements of any organization that needs to process large amounts of both personal and abstract data — including governments around the world.

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Exclusive: China finishing South China Sea buildings that could house missiles - U.S. officials
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, has nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two U.S. officials told Reuters.

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BuzzFeed - Viral Feed
last updated: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:04:37 -0500

This Woman Got Styled By Six Different Ladies And Here's How She Looked

“You look like Michelle Obama!”

This is Niki. She's a video producer at BuzzFeed, and she loves wearing flannel the way dolphins love making clicking noises.

This is Niki. She's a video producer at BuzzFeed, and she loves wearing flannel the way dolphins love making clicking noises.

Niki describes her style as comfortable and efficient, and she tries not to spend too much money.

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And while Niki loves her look, she thought it'd be cool to see what she might look like if her friend-os, the women of Ladylike, each took a turn dressing her. And here's how it went:

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Safiya went first, and she was determined to glam Niki up.

Safiya went first, and she was determined to glam Niki up.

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Saf dressed Niki in a black body-con dress with an attached choker, a bomber jacket with tigers on it, some heeled boots, and winged eyeliner.

Saf dressed Niki in a black body-con dress with an attached choker, a bomber jacket with tigers on it, some heeled boots, and winged eyeliner.

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Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar Charged With Sexual Assault
One of the charges involves a victim under the age of 13

(LANSING, Mich.) — A doctor who specialized in treating female gymnasts at Michigan State University and through the elite USA Gymnastics organization was charged Wednesday with sexual assault.

Dr. Larry Nassar was charged in two Michigan counties. Online records show he’s facing nine charges in Ingham County, including first-degree criminal sexual conduct in 2015 against a victim under age 13.

A message seeking comment was left for Nassar’s lawyer. Attorney General Bill Schuette and police plan to provide more details at a 2:30 p.m. news conference.

Nassar had a clinic at Michigan State, where he treated members of the gymnastics team and younger regional gymnasts. He also was a doctor for USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. Dozens of women and girls say they were assaulted. Nassar denies it.

In separate criminal cases filed in 2016, he’s charged with possessing child pornography and molesting the daughter of family friends. Those cases are pending.

Nassar was fired by Michigan State in September after the school said he violated restrictions that were put on his treatments, following a 2014 complaint. Since then, he has been the target of civil lawsuits, along with Michigan State and USA Gymnastics.

Attorneys representing women and girls say Nassar assaulted them during treatments for back and hip pain. The allegations go back many years. Nassar’s accusers include 2000 Olympian Jamie Dantzscher.

“He would put his fingers inside of me, move my leg around,” Dantzscher told “60 Minutes” on Sunday. “He would tell me I was going to feel a pop and that that would put my hips back and help my back pain.”

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