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Nikki Haley Slams Iran’s Role In Yemen War, Neglects To Mention U.S. Part In Humanitarian Crisis

Nikki Haley Slams Iran’s Role In Yemen War, Neglects To Mention U.S. Part In Humanitarian CrisisThe U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, stood before missile remnants that she claimed were covered in Iranian “fingerprints” on Thursday while laying out what she called “irrefutable evidence” that Tehran has violated its international obligations by militarily supporting rebels in Yemen.


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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: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:32:17 -0500

Nikki Haley Slams Iran’s Role In Yemen War, Neglects To Mention U.S. Part In Humanitarian Crisis

Nikki Haley Slams Iran’s Role In Yemen War, Neglects To Mention U.S. Part In Humanitarian CrisisThe U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, stood before missile remnants that she claimed were covered in Iranian “fingerprints” on Thursday while laying out what she called “irrefutable evidence” that Tehran has violated its international obligations by militarily supporting rebels in Yemen.


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last updated: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:12:10 -0500

Nikki Haley Slams Iran’s Role In Yemen War, Neglects To Mention U.S. Part In Humanitarian Crisis

Nikki Haley Slams Iran’s Role In Yemen War, Neglects To Mention U.S. Part In Humanitarian CrisisThe U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, stood before missile remnants that she claimed were covered in Iranian “fingerprints” on Thursday while laying out what she called “irrefutable evidence” that Tehran has violated its international obligations by militarily supporting rebels in Yemen.


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Former press secretary shares heartbreaking memory of how Obama broke down over Sandy Hook shooting

Former press secretary shares heartbreaking memory of how Obama broke down over Sandy Hook shootingOn the fifth anniversary of the deadly massacre that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School, former President Barack Obama's press secretary took to social media to remember the aftermath of the attack.


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Friday's Morning Email: What The Net Neutrality Repeal Means For You

Friday's Morning Email: What The Net Neutrality Repeal Means For YouTOP STORIES (And want to get The Morning Email each weekday?


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Omarosa's exit raises questions about White House diversity

Omarosa's exit raises questions about White House diversityThe announcement that the controversial aide was leaving her White House post has brought with it new questions about diversity — or lack of it — in the Trump White House.


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Scientists to investigate if cigar-shaped asteroid could be an alien spacecraft

Scientists to investigate if cigar-shaped asteroid could be an alien spacecraftA team of researchers, including Stephen Hawking, is investigating whether the first known object from outside the solar system contains the first sign of life beyond our planet.


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Suspect in Virginia car attack faces upgraded charge

Suspect in Virginia car attack faces upgraded chargeCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The man accused of driving into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville faces a new charge of first-degree murder after a court hearing Thursday in which prosecutors presented surveillance video and other evidence against him.


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Russell Simmons Accused of Rape by Three Women: Report

Russell Simmons Accused of Rape by Three Women: ReportEntrepreneur and music producer Russell Simmons has been accused of rape by three women, according to the New York Times.


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Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory About Alabama Election Gets A Brutal Reality Check

Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory About Alabama Election Gets A Brutal Reality CheckHours after Doug Jones upset Roy Moore in Alabama’s special election, the far right began cooking up conspiracy theories about busloads of voters being brought in from out-of-state:   I am hearing rumors that black voters from MS were encouraged to cross over into AL and vote.


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Trump's aides leave Russia out of intelligence briefings over fears it will upset him

Trump's aides leave Russia out of intelligence briefings over fears it will upset himWhite House officials have claimed they purposefully leave information on Russian interference out of Donald Trump’s daily briefings for fear it will upset him. Current and former administration officials told the Washington Post they frequently plan the President’s daily brief (PDB,) around his suspected emotional reactions. “If you talk about Russia, meddling, interference – that takes the PDB off the rails,” a former senior US intelligence official told the Post.


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Firefighter Killed Battling Thomas Fire In Southern California, Officials Say

Firefighter Killed Battling Thomas Fire In Southern California, Officials SayA firefighter was killed battling the monstrous Thomas Fire in Southern California, officials said on Thursday.


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8-year-old Imani McCray may have hung herself after seeing report of another girl's suicide

8-year-old Imani McCray may have hung herself after seeing report of another girl's suicideAn 8-year-old girl from New Jersey committed suicide over the weekend, and sources close to the investigation are reportedly saying she may have been inspired by a story she saw on social media.


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North Korea's Kim Jong Un fetes rocket scientists, promises more weapons

North Korea's Kim Jong Un fetes rocket scientists, promises more weaponsNorth Korea's leader Kim Jong Un vowed to develop more nuclear weapons on Tuesday while personally decorating scientists and officials who contributed to the development of Pyongyang's most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile, the Hwasong-15. Hwasong-15, which was test-launched on Nov. 29, has been largely perceived by analysts and government officials to have a range that can reach all of the mainland United States. Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday the scientists and workers would continue manufacturing "more latest weapons and equipment" to "bolster up the nuclear force in quality and quantity", the North's central news agency reported on Wednesday.


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Images from Newtown

Images from NewtownA collection of photos taken in the weeks that followed the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.


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The Latest: Firefighter working huge California fire dies

The Latest: Firefighter working huge California fire diesLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):


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A Kentucky Lawmaker Who Was Facing Sexual Assault Allegations Kills Himself

A Kentucky Lawmaker Who Was Facing Sexual Assault Allegations Kills HimselfThe Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting published an account from a woman saying Johnson sexually assaulted her in the basement of his home in 2013


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Shark Viciously Attacks Woman On Her Honeymoon

Shark Viciously Attacks Woman On Her HoneymoonSarah Illig’s dream honeymoon in the Bahamas turned out to be a nightmare after she was bitten by a shark.


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Trump Benefited From The ‘Chain Migration’ He Blamed For Attempted New York Terror Attack

Trump Benefited From The ‘Chain Migration’ He Blamed For Attempted New York Terror AttackPresident Donald Trump used the attempted New York terrorist attack this week to renew his call to end “chain migration.”


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How to Watch NASA's Major Kepler Announcement Today

How to Watch NASA's Major Kepler Announcement TodayThis has us at the edge of our seats.


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Chef Mario Batali Fired From ABC's 'The Chew'

Chef Mario Batali Fired From ABC's 'The Chew'It’s not looking good for celebrity chef Mario Batali, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by eight women.


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Family of 5-year-old boy shot in Texas church massacre ask public to send him Christmas cards

Family of 5-year-old boy shot in Texas church massacre ask public to send him Christmas cardsThe family of a five-year-old boy who was injured last month in a bloody Texas church shooting is appealing to the public to help them bring a bit of holiday cheer to the boy this Christmas. Ryland Ward, who was shot five times in the First Baptist Church last month, is still in the hospital after the shooting. “You got so many nice people that are sending a card and a dollar to Ryland,” Sandy Ward, his grandmother, told local news.


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China says war must not be allowed on Korean peninsula

China says war must not be allowed on Korean peninsulaBy Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - The crisis over North Korea's weapons programs must be resolved through talks, not war, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, while U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of the danger of "sleepwalking" into conflict. Xi made his comments to visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered on Tuesday to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tillerson's offer of direct contacts with North Korea was "a very good signal" while warning that any U.S. strike on the country would have catastrophic consequences.


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Republican higher education bill clears first hurdle

Republican higher education bill clears first hurdleWASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican bill that would eliminate key loan subsidies for college students and give a boost to for-profit colleges has passed the first major hurdle in the House of Representatives.


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Omarosa Calls Robin Roberts' 'Bye Felicia' Comment Petty: 'It's a Black Woman Civil War'

Omarosa Calls Robin Roberts' 'Bye Felicia' Comment Petty: 'It's a Black Woman Civil War'Omarosa Manigault Newman is firing back after Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts dismissed the former Trump aide with a terse, on-air “Bye, Felicia” following her White House ousting this week


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Goat Cheese And Roasted Garlic Beehive, The Best Appetizer Ever

Goat Cheese And Roasted Garlic Beehive, The Best Appetizer EverYou know a dish is a hit when guests come back after the party to ask if there’s any left over.


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Trump's Statement On Redundancy Is Hilariously Redundant

Trump's Statement On Redundancy Is Hilariously RedundantPresident Donald Trump’s statement on deregulation on Thursday is getting plenty of attention, but not just for his claim of killing off 22 regulations for every new one implemented.


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When Will Paul Ryan Step Down?

When Will Paul Ryan Step Down?WASHINGTON ― As Republicans finish their long-sought rewrite of the tax code, some lawmakers are beginning to wonder just how much longer Rep. Paul Ryan intends to remain speaker.


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93-year-old woman handcuffed and jailed after refusing to leave her care home

93-year-old woman handcuffed and jailed after refusing to leave her care homeJuanita Fitzgerald, from Lake County, Florida, was arrested on Tuesday after she said the National Church Residences’ Franklin House housing community had decided to “put her out” after blaming her for mould in her apartment. Police said she was given notice of her eviction on Monday, but refused to leave the building the next day, reports Florida TV station WKMG. A Lake County sheriff’s spokesperson said a deputy tried to connect Ms Fitzgerald with members of her family and other housing facilities, but she refused.


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Battle lines drawn for South Africa's ANC on eve of leadership vote

Battle lines drawn for South Africa's ANC on eve of leadership voteBy Alexander Winning and Mfuneko Toyana JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa's ruler since the end of apartheid, faces perhaps the most pivotal few days in its recent history when it meets over the weekend to choose a successor to Jacob Zuma as party leader. The ANC's electoral dominance means whoever wins the job is likely to become South Africa's next president. Economic growth in Africa's traditional powerhouse has been lethargic over the last six years and the jobless rate stands near record levels.


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Senator: Comey's remarks on Clinton probe heavily edited

Senator: Comey's remarks on Clinton probe heavily editedWASHINGTON (AP) — A draft statement former FBI Director James Comey prepared in anticipation of concluding the Hillary Clinton email case without criminal charges was heavily edited to change the "tone and substance" of the remarks, a Republican senator said Thursday.


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Bake News! Sarah Huckabee Sanders Delivers Pie in Response to Skepticism Over Her Cooking Skills

Bake News! Sarah Huckabee Sanders Delivers Pie in Response to Skepticism Over Her Cooking SkillsThose in the White House Press Corps have cast doubt on the fact that she cooked the picture-perfect pies herself.


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Epic Gingerbread House Fails Are Your New Favorite Holiday Tradition

Epic Gingerbread House Fails Are Your New Favorite Holiday TraditionPeople around the world are getting into the festive spirit by attempting to create their own gingerbread houses.


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Royals join bereaved families in London tower fire memorial

Royals join bereaved families in London tower fire memorialLONDON (AP) — Britain's royals and Prime Minister Theresa May joined survivors and families of those who died in London's Grenfell Tower fire for a memorial service Thursday for the 71 people killed in the June blaze.


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Amy Smart's Husband & HGTV Star Carter Oosterhouse Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Makeup Artist

Amy Smart's Husband & HGTV Star Carter Oosterhouse Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Makeup ArtistCarter Oosterhouse, the star of HGTV’s Trading Places, has been accused of sexual misconduct by a former employee.


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Recognise East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital: Islamic leaders

Recognise East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital: Islamic leadersIstanbul (AFP) - 'Islamic leaders on Wednesday urged world powers to recognise occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of the "State of Palestine", as Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas warned that the United States no longer had a role to play in the peace process. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan convened an emergency summit of the world's main pan-Islamic body, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in Istanbul, seeking a tough response to the recognition by US President Donald Trump of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.


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Legionnaires' Disease Is Rising At An Alarming Rate In The U.S.

Legionnaires' Disease Is Rising At An Alarming Rate In The U.S.Health officials are increasingly concerned about the continuous uptick of Legionnaires’ disease cases, which have risen steadily since 2000.


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US jets intercept Russian planes over Syria and fire warning flares

US jets intercept Russian planes over Syria and fire warning flaresAmerican F-22 fighter jets have fired warning flares in Syrian airspace after Russian Su-25 jets entered an agreed upon deconfliction area, according to a US official. The official told Reuters that the Russian jets left the area, which was above the Euphrates river, after the two US jets sent the warnings. One official said that the aerial encounter lasted "several minutes", as the Russian jets crossed the de-confliction line several times.


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'Bad news for our enemies': EU launches defense pact

'Bad news for our enemies': EU launches defense pactBy Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union nations, now unfettered by Britain's decision to quit, achieved a 70-year-old ambition on Thursday to integrate their defenses, launching a pact between 25 EU governments to fund, develop and deploy armed forces together. European Council President Donald Tusk deemed the move "bad news for our enemies". First blocked by the French parliament in the 1950s and later by Britain, which feared creation of an EU army, the pact aims to end the squandering of billions of euros by splintered defense policies.


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Native American Activists Create Spoof Website To Call For Redskins Name Change

Native American Activists Create Spoof Website To Call For Redskins Name ChangeFor a few hours on Wednesday morning, a small group of Native American activists convinced the internet that Washington’s professional football franchise had finally decided to change its racist “Redskins” team name.


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How To Know When Your Relationship Is Over

How To Know When Your Relationship Is OverWho you choose to spend your life with is an incredibly important decision ― and sometimes, you realize the person you thought was “the one” isn’t the right choice anymore.


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SpaceX 1st: Recycled rocket soars with recycled capsule

SpaceX 1st: Recycled rocket soars with recycled capsuleCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX racked up another first on Friday, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a grocery run for NASA.


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Teen and His Classmates Go Crazy as They Learn He Got Accepted Into Harvard

Teen and His Classmates Go Crazy as They Learn He Got Accepted Into HarvardMore than three million people have watched the joyous moment on YouTube.


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Man dies after attacking Israeli troops with a knife in deadly clashes over Trump's Jerusalem decision

Man dies after attacking Israeli troops with a knife in deadly clashes over Trump's Jerusalem decisionIsraeli troops shot dead four Palestinians and wounded 150 others with live fire on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital entered a second week. Most of the casualties were on the Gaza Strip border, where thousands of Palestinians gathered to hurl rocks at Israeli soldiers beyond the fortified fence. Medics said two protesters, one of them wheelchair-bound, were killed and 150 wounded. In the occupied West Bank, another area where Palestinians are seeking statehood along with adjacent East Jerusalem, medics said two protesters were killed and 10 wounded by Israeli gunfire. One of the dead was a man who Israeli police troopers said was shot after he stabbed a member of their unit. Reuters witnesses said the Palestinian held a knife and wore what looked like a bomb belt. A Palestinian medic who helped evacuate the man for treatment said the belt was fake. Palestinians -- and the wider Arab and Muslim world -- were incensed at Trump's December 6 announcement, which reversed decades of U.S. policy reticence on Jerusalem, a city where both Israel and the Palestinians want sovereignty. Mohammed Aqal, 29, stabbed a border police officer at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank while wearing what appeared to be a suicide vest, before being shot three times by police Credit:  GORAN TOMASEVIC/ REUTERS Israeli border policemen stand away after shooting Aqal Credit:  GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS Aqal later died, according to health authorities Credit:  GORAN TOMASEVIC/ REUTERS Washington's European allies and Russia have also voiced worries about Trump's decision. Gaza's dominant Hamas Islamists, which reject coexistence with Israel, called last week for a new Palestinian uprising, but any such mass-mobilisation has yet to be seen in the West Bank or East Jerusalem. There have been almost nightly Gazan rocket launches into Israel, so far without casualties. Israel has responded with air strikes on Hamas facilities, one of which killed two gunmen. The Israeli military said that, on Friday, about 3,500 Palestinians demonstrated near the Gaza border fence. "During the violent riots IDF (Israel Defence Force) soldiers fired selectively towards main instigators," the military said in a statement. Pictures from the scene show Aqal with a knife and what appears to be a suicide belt A military spokeswoman had no immediate comment on the wheelchair-bound protestor, Ibrahim Abu Thuraya. Abu Thuraya, 29, was a regular at such demonstrations. In media interviews, he said he had lost both his legs in a 2008 Israeli missile strike in Gaza. In the West Bank, the Israeli military said that about 2,500 Palestinians took part in riots, rolling flaming tyres and throwing fire bombs and rocks at soldiers and border police. Israel captured East Jerusalem, an area laden with Jewish, Muslim and Christian shrines, from Jordan in the 1967 war and later annexed it in a move not recognised internationally. Palestinians hope that part of the city will be the capital of a future independent state and Palestinian leaders say Trump's move is a serious blow to a moribund peace process. Israel has welcomed Trump's announcement as recognising political reality and biblical Jewish roots in Jerusalem. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Israel, as well as Egypt, next week. (Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by Catherine Evans and Hugh Lawson)


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China sidesteps blame over S. Korean journalist's beating

China sidesteps blame over S. Korean journalist's beatingChina sidestepped blame Friday for the beating of a South Korean photojournalist by Chinese security, an incident that has marred a visit by the South Korean president to mend frayed ties with Beijing. The incident has sparked outrage in South Korea, with the opposition calling on Moon to cancel the rest of his four-day state visit, his first in China since taking office in May. A photographer was thrown to the floor and kicked, reportedly suffering fractured facial bones and ruptured vessels in an eye, as Chinese security personnel stopped South Korean photographers following Moon's delegation at a trade show on Thursday.


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Americans Don't Really Understand Gun Violence

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Marijuana compound is harmless and should be available, WHO says

Marijuana compound is harmless and should be available, WHO saysA compound derived from marijuana has health benefits and should not be subject to government restrictions, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. “Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that its use could have some therapeutic value for seizures due to epilepsy and related conditions and that it “is not likely to be abused or create dependence as for other cannabinoids,” it added. The decision was not an endorsement of medical marijuana.


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California Is One Step Closer to Recreational Pot Sales

California Is One Step Closer to Recreational Pot SalesThe state will allow people 21 and older to legally possess up to an ounce of cannabis and grow six marijuana plants at home


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Nikki Haley Slams Iran’s Role In Yemen War, Neglects To Mention U.S. Part In Humanitarian Crisis

Nikki Haley Slams Iran’s Role In Yemen War, Neglects To Mention U.S. Part In Humanitarian CrisisThe U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, stood before missile remnants that she claimed were covered in Iranian “fingerprints” on Thursday while laying out what she called “irrefutable evidence” that Tehran has violated its international obligations by militarily supporting rebels in Yemen.


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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, 15 Dec 2017 16:22:24 +0000

How Steven Seagal Became A Useful Puppet For Post-Soviet Dictators
Understanding Seagal’s strange pivot towards politics begins by understanding the various benefits world leaders have to gain by associating with him.

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Special Report: At a hotel near you - Cadavers in the banquet room
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida (Reuters) - Just outside the operating theater, the organizers of a medical conference wore Minnie Mouse ears.

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This Trump Judicial Nominee Awkwardly Admitted He Doesn't Know A Lot Of Basic Legal Terms


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Grand Jury Slams Penn State for ‘Rampant and Pervasive’ Fraternity Hazing After Tim Piazza’s Death
"No fraternity’s existence is worth more than the life of Tim Piazza"

A new grand jury report faulted Penn State University for enabling a fraternity culture that led to the hazing death of 19-year-old sophomore Tim Piazza in February.

The report — released by Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller on Friday — condemned hazing within the Greek community at Penn State as “rampant and pervasive,” and accused Penn State of demonstrating apathy to drinking culture and turning a blind eye to problems within fraternities.

“If it takes eliminating these dens of depravity that won’t reform their ways, then do it,” Parks Miller said at a press conference. “No fraternity’s existence is worth more than the life of Tim Piazza.”

Piazza died in February following an alleged hazing ritual in which he was forced to drink a toxic amount of alcohol — at least 18 drinks in less than 90 minutes, according to surveillance video. He sustained traumatic injuries in a head-first fall down a set of stairs, and fraternity members waited hours before seeking medical help, prosecutors say.

The now-defunct Beta Theta Pi chapter and 26 fraternity members are facing charges in Piazza’s death, ranging from involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault to furnishing alcohol to minors. Defense attorneys representing fraternity members have argued that Piazza’s death was a tragic accident and have fought for the dismissal of the most serious charges.

After Piazza’s death, Penn State permanently banned Beta Theta Pi and rolled out a set of new reforms, ending the system of Greek self-governance, imposing a zero-tolerance policy against chapters that participate in hazing and delaying the recruitment period until the second semester of freshman year for students.

But on Friday, Parks Miller argued those reforms did not go far enough. “It’s the same system,” she said. “It’s still broken. It’s not aggressive enough, and it won’t save lives.”

The grand jury recommended that Penn State establish a pledge’s bill of rights, create a hazing hotline and enforce a “mandatory and unequivocal” punishment of expulsion for any student found to have participated in hazing. The report also called for a stronger state hazing law.

“There is no justice in a fine and maybe probation for the death of a 19 year old who will never graduate from college; never marry; never serve as his brother’s best man; never introduce his parents to their grandchildren,” the report said. “When young men recklessly leverage someone’s desire for friendship against him and direct him to guzzle enough alcohol to endanger his life so he can aspire to be ‘one of them,’ and it results in his death or seriously (sic) bodily injury, the crime they face in court should reflect the seriousness of the offense and not the lowest grade misdemeanor Pennsylvania has in its crimes code.”

In a formal response to the report, at attorney representing Penn State denied that the school was to blame for Piazza’s death, arguing that binge drinking and hazing are problems at many universities.

“It cannot be fairly stated that the cause of Timothy Piazza’s death was unique to Penn State’s ‘culture.’ There is neither a factual nor a legal basis for the critiques and allegations in the Report that the University is somehow responsible for this tragic loss,” the university said in its response.

“Alcohol abuse and hazing, the governance of private fraternities, and the relationship between law enforcement and the internal disciplinary process confront academic institutions across the country,” the response said. “The University is prepared to be a leader, but not a scapegoat.”

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