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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, Europe Considering Blocking Iran Sanctions If US Leaves Nuclear Deal, EU Ambassador Says

Europe Considering Blocking Iran Sanctions If US Leaves Nuclear Deal, EU Ambassador SaysWASHINGTON ― European diplomats warned the Trump administration on Monday that Europe is prepared to block U.S. efforts to reimpose international sanctions against Iran as long as Tehran continues to comply with its obligations under the nuclear deal.



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Tue, 26 Sep 2017, This Wife's Grocery List For Her Husband Is Hilariously Extra

This Wife's Grocery List For Her Husband Is Hilariously ExtraSome people prefer to bring a detailed list when they go grocery shopping.



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, Suspected Church Shooter Was Known To Police Before Deadly Attack

Suspected Church Shooter Was Known To Police Before Deadly AttackAuthorities are searching for a motive behind Sunday morning’s deadly shooting spree at a Tennessee church as new details about the suspected gunman’s past surface.



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, Soldier saves lifeless puppy with CPR in tear-worthy viral video

Soldier saves lifeless puppy with CPR in tear-worthy viral videoAn emotional video making its way around the internet shows a Thai soldier giving CPR to a tiny lifeless puppy and eventually bringing him back to life.



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, Barbara Corcoran discusses her time on 'Dancing With the Stars'

Barbara Corcoran discusses her time on 'Dancing With the Stars'The "Shark Tank" star has had an emotional experience so far.



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, Health care bill protesters descend on Senate hearing

Health care bill protesters descend on Senate hearingThe typically hushed corridors of the Russell Senate Building echoed with noise Monday as protesters, upset by the Senate Republicans’ health care bill, descended on lawmakers’ offices to let their displeasure be known ― part of several such demonstrations around the U.S. Capitol. An initial crowd estimated at around 100 protesters split into smaller groups once inside the building, with each subgroup seeking out the offices of specific senators, some of whom are positioned to cast critical swing votes on the legislation. Capitol Police said in a statement they responded to 13 locations in Senate and House office buildings and as of late Monday afternoon had made 80 arrests.



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, Model 'scalped and drained of blood' in murder unprecedented 'outside wartime', reveals LA autopsy

Model 'scalped and drained of blood' in murder unprecedented 'outside wartime', reveals LA autopsyAn autopsy report has revealed how a model was scalped and drained of blood, in a murder branded unprecedented “outside of wartime”. Comic book writer Blake Leibel, 35, is charged with the murder of the mother of his child, Ukrainian-born Iana Kasian, 30. The murder took place in May last year and Mr Leibel, the heir to a plastics and property fortune, could be given the death sentence if found guilty, due to the severity of the crime.



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Tue, 26 Sep 2017, Baby Found Strapped Into Car Seat, Abandoned on Side of Busy Interstate With $5,000 in Cash

Baby Found Strapped Into Car Seat, Abandoned on Side of Busy Interstate With $5,000 in CashThe baby was found strapped inside a car seat, abandoned on the side of a busy interstate.



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, The U.S. Navy's Nuclear Submarines Could Be Made Obsolete

The U.S. Navy's Nuclear Submarines Could Be Made ObsoleteOn a more human level, it would be interesting to go back in time to World Wars I and II, where a constant refrain of the sailors and airmen who hunted subs was the sheer tedium of the search. Hour after hour after hour of scanning the oceans, in the hope that a needle in the haystack would reveal itself as a sonar contact or a tiny periscope peeking above the surface. If nothing else, farming out sub-hunting to the robots will make chasing subs a bit less dull.



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Tue, 26 Sep 2017, Widow Of Former NFL Player Who Died In Combat Rebukes Donald Trump

Widow Of Former NFL Player Who Died In Combat Rebukes Donald TrumpThe widow of a former NFL player who died while serving in the U.S. Army issued a powerful response to President Donald Trump using her husband’s name to criticize athletes who protest the national anthem.



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Tue, 26 Sep 2017, Lindsey Graham Fights Back Tears Defending John McCain From Trump's Attacks

Lindsey Graham Fights Back Tears Defending John McCain From Trump's AttacksGraham gets emotional: "John McCain is willing to die for this country" and can vote how he wants #HealthCareDebate https://t.co/6UhlQCRrxX—



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, Conservative Catholic Group Accuses Pope Francis Of Promoting Heresy On Divorce

Conservative Catholic Group Accuses Pope Francis Of Promoting Heresy On DivorceA group of conservative Roman Catholics has accused Pope Francis of spreading “heresy” by signaling his openness to letting some divorced and remarried Catholics receive Holy Communion.



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, Correction: Haitians-The Mexican Dream story

Correction: Haitians-The Mexican Dream storyTIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — In a story Sept. 19 about Haitians settling in Mexico, The Associated Press misidentified the pastor of a Tijuana church. His name is Gustavo Banda, not Jeccene Thimote.



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, How This Hospital Keeps Sick Turtles Safe During Hurricane Season

How This Hospital Keeps Sick Turtles Safe During Hurricane SeasonA few days after Hurricane Irma slammed into south Florida ― while there were still tight travel restrictions and curfews in place ― Bette Zirkelbach stocked an ambulance with supplies and raced south.



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Sun, 24 Sep 2017, Kurds stick with independence vote, 'never going back to Baghdad': Barzani

Kurds stick with independence vote, 'never going back to Baghdad': BarzaniBy Maher Chmaytelli and Daren Butler ERBIL, Iraq/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Iraq's Kurds will go ahead with a referendum on independence on Monday because their partnership with Baghdad has failed, Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani said on Sunday, shrugging off international opposition to the vote. In response, the Iraqi government asked the autonomous Kurdish region to hand over control of its international border posts, its international airports and called on foreign countries to stop importing Kurdish crude oil.



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Tue, 26 Sep 2017, Officer found shot dead at Philippine presidential compound

Officer found shot dead at Philippine presidential compoundAn officer in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's elite military security force was found shot dead on Tuesday inside the sprawling presidential compound, an official said. Major Harin Gonzaga, 37, was found by his wife with a gunshot wound to the heart inside his room in the Malacanang compound in Manila, said Brigadier General Lope Dagoy, head of the Presidential Security Group. The incident took place far from Duterte's residence inside the compound, Dagoy said, adding that even other members of the security force were unaware of the shooting until Gonzaga's wife found the body.



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Tue, 26 Sep 2017, British tourist mauled to death in Greece by rabid wolves not stray dogs, coroner believes

British tourist mauled to death in Greece by rabid wolves not stray dogs, coroner believesA British woman believed to have died after being mauled by feral dogs in Greece may have been attacked by rabid wolves, a coroner has said. The woman, named locally as Celia Hollingworth, of Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, was reported missing on Thursday. The 62-year-old disappeared while walking back to her accommodation in Maroneia, in the northern part of the country, following a visit to the nearby archaeological site of Mesimvria. Coroner Nikolaos Kifinidis told The Times that the condition of remains found on Saturday suggested she was not attacked by stray dogs. "It seems like she may have been attacked by other wild animals, like rabid wolves and jackals," he said. According to animal welfare campaigners, there are an estimated one million stray dogs in Greece, however wolves are common to the wooded region. Reports suggest that Ms Hollingworth tried to contact her relatives in London after being attacked, but lost signal on her phone. Celia Hollingworth had been visiting the nearby archaeological site of Mesimvria Credit: Hercules Milas/Alamy  Several campaign groups in the UK paid tribute to the retiree, who was described as "dedicated" and "always optimistic". Ms Hollingworth worked as an administrator at the University of Bristol and latterly dedicated her time to raising money for causes including Syrian refugees. A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: "We are working closely with officers in Greece regarding the formal identification of the deceased. "We are also working with colleagues from the Foreign Office and supporting her next of kin at this difficult time." A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are in contact with Greek police in relation to a British woman missing in northern Greece since Thursday. "We are also providing consular assistance to her family." The archaeological site of Mesimvria is is northern Greece



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Tue, 26 Sep 2017, Russian Forces Start Air Bombing Drill Near North Korea

Russian Forces Start Air Bombing Drill Near North KoreaThe combat drills are underway during a tense time for the Korean Peninsula.



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, Hasan Minhaj Comparing Donald Trump To Stereotypical Indian Uncles Is Gold

Hasan Minhaj Comparing Donald Trump To Stereotypical Indian Uncles Is GoldComedian Hasan Minhaj took aim at President Donald Trump at GQ India’s Men of the Year Awards, proving once again that he can throw some serious shade while looking classy AF.  Minhaj was in Mumbai on Friday to accept the publication’s International Man of the Year award.



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Tue, 26 Sep 2017, The 15 Most Instagrammable Spots In Pittsburgh

The 15 Most Instagrammable Spots In PittsburghIf you’re seeking a destination with both rich history and a splash of modern cool, then Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is for you.



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, Here's How Senate Republicans Have Voted On Dreamers And Immigrants

Here's How Senate Republicans Have Voted On Dreamers And ImmigrantsWASHINGTON ― Members of Congress will soon need to decide whether they want to grant some sort of relief to the hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants President Donald Trump put at risk of deportation and losing their jobs.



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, Trooper's widow sues sniper's parents for son's actions

Trooper's widow sues sniper's parents for son's actionsThe parents of a gunman who shot and killed a Pennsylvania trooper engaged in "psychological manipulation" of their son and should be held responsible for the deadly ambush at a state police barracks, according to a lawsuit filed by the trooper's widow.



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Sun, 24 Sep 2017, Woman Bitten Several Times By Copperhead Snake At LongHorn Steakhouse

Woman Bitten Several Times By Copperhead Snake At LongHorn SteakhouseCopperhead snakes bite more people in the U.S. than any other snake species. Although their bites are typically not fatal to humans but are serious and should be treated with medical attention immediately.



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Sun, 24 Sep 2017, Germany's Syrian refugees celebrate Merkel win but fear rise of far-right

Germany's Syrian refugees celebrate Merkel win but fear rise of far-rightBy Joseph Nasr BERLIN (Reuters) - Syrian refugees rejoiced on Sunday at the news that Angela Merkel had secured a fourth term as German chancellor, but said they were alarmed by the rise of the far-right AfD party, which they feared could push her to tighten asylum rules. "We prayed that Merkel would win," said Fatima al-Haidar, a mother of two from Damascus. The conservatives bled support to the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD), which entered parliament for the first time as the third-biggest party, cashing in on anger at Merkel's decision to welcome more than 1.3 million refugees.



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Tue, 26 Sep 2017, Qatar Airways announces $2bn Boeing plane order

Qatar Airways announces $2bn Boeing plane orderQatar Airways announced Tuesday it has placed an order worth more than $2 billion for six Boeing planes, which it said reflected the airline's continued expansion in the United States. A statement on the Gulf carrier's website said it had placed an order for two Boeing 747-8 Freighters and four 777-300ERs. "The order, a sign of the airline's continued expansion and contribution to the US economy, adds to the airline's current fleet of nearly 100 Boeing widebody airplanes and its more than 100 additional Boeing aircraft on order," read the Qatar Airways statement.



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, Chelsea Manning barred from entering Canada for offences 'similar to treason'

Chelsea Manning barred from entering Canada for offences 'similar to treason'Chelsea Manning, a former American soldier jailed for leaking troves of classified information, said on Monday that she was banned from entering Canada due to criminal convictions in the United States. Manning had tried to cross at the official border office at Lacolle, Quebec, on Friday.  On Monday, she posted a letter from Canadian immigration officials to her Twitter account that said she was not admitted because she was convicted of offences deemed equivalent to treason in Canada.  "So, I guess Canada has permanently banned me? Denied entry b/c of convictions similar to "treason" offence," she wrote.  so, i guess canada has permanently banned me ? ✋�������� @CitImmCanada denied entry b/c of convictions similar to "treason" offense ������ pic.twitter.com/xp0JOEEOGd— Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) September 25, 2017 The document said that Manning had committed a crime outside the country that "would equate to an indictable offence, namely treason" in Canada and which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years imprisonment. Committing a crime elsewhere that would carry a maximum sentence of at least 10 years in Canada is grounds for a person to be denied entry, the document said. Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister, declined to comment "on any specific case" at a news conference, and said he looked "forward to seeing more details about this situation." Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale suggested on Monday he would think hard before overruling a border officer’s decision. “No such request has been made to me with respect to that matter,” Mr Goodale said, according to the National Post. Profile | Chelsea Manning “And, when a Canada Border Services officer has exercised appropriately within their jurisdiction the judgment that they are called upon to make, I don’t interfere in that process in any kind of a light or cavalier manner.” Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2013 for leaking more than 700,000 classified documents to WikiLeaks three years earlier, when she was known as Bradley. She served seven years, and twice tried to take her own life last year alone, before then-president Barack Obama commuted her sentence just days before he left office in January. Manning was released from Fort Leavenworth's all-male prison in May. During her incarceration, Manning battled for - and won - the right to start hormone treatment. She now has cropped blonde hair and a decidedly feminine look.    



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, SitRep: Kurds Vote, as Turks and Iranians Prepare For War

SitRep: Kurds Vote, as Turks and Iranians Prepare For WarNew travel ban, Russians bomb U.S. allies in Syria



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Tue, 26 Sep 2017, Palestinian Kills Three Israelis in a Settlement Near Jerusalem

Palestinian Kills Three Israelis in a Settlement Near JerusalemA Palestinian attacker opened fire early on Tuesday at the entrance to a settlement outside Jerusalem, killing three Israeli men and critically wounding a fourth.



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, Singer Jessie James Decker Voices Support For National Anthem Amid Protests

Singer Jessie James Decker Voices Support For National Anthem Amid ProtestsCountry singer Jessie James Decker spoke out in support of the national anthem amid NFL protests over President Donald Trump’s comments attacking players who choose to kneel during the patriotic song.



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, Hillary Clinton Calls Kushner Email Revelations 'The Height Of Hypocrisy'

Hillary Clinton Calls Kushner Email Revelations 'The Height Of Hypocrisy'Hillary Clinton slammed the administration of President Donald Trump for its “rank hypocrisy” following revelations that the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner had used a private email account to conduct White House business.



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, Fearing eruption of volcano, thousands begin evacuations in Bali

Fearing eruption of volcano, thousands begin evacuations in BaliIndonesian authorities raised the alert status for Mount Agung to the highest level on Friday, and people have scattered to all corners of the island.



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Tue, 26 Sep 2017, This Peanut Butter And Jelly Grilled Cheese Is Peak Sandwich

This Peanut Butter And Jelly Grilled Cheese Is Peak SandwichYou could argue that the peanut butter and jelly sandwich is hands down the best sandwich made in American history.



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, FDA declines to approve J&J arthritis drug sirukumab

FDA declines to approve J&J arthritis drug sirukumabBy Toni Clarke (Reuters) - (The Sept. 22 story has been corrected to remove the reference to Humira being a Jak-inhibitor in the final paragraph. Humira is a TNF-inhibitor.) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve Johnson & Johnson's rheumatoid arthritis drug sirukumab, saying additional clinical data is needed to further evaluate its safety, the company said on Friday. The FDA's decision is in keeping with an advisory panel's recommendation in August that the FDA reject the drug.



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Sun, 24 Sep 2017, Weakened Merkel wins fourth term, hit by nationalist 'earthquake'

Weakened Merkel wins fourth term, hit by nationalist 'earthquake'Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany's election Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the entry into parliament of the hard-right AfD in the best showing for a nationalist force since World War II. Merkel, who after 12 years in power held a double-digit lead for most of the campaign, scored around 33 percent of the vote with her conservative Christian Union (CDU/CSU) bloc, according to preliminary results. Its nearest rivals, the Social Democrats and their candidate Martin Schulz, came in a distant second, with a post-war record low of 21 percent.



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Tue, 26 Sep 2017, 'Sex addict' Anthony Weiner cries in court as he is jailed for sexting girl, 15

'Sex addict' Anthony Weiner cries in court as he is jailed for sexting girl, 15Disgraced politician Anthony Weiner broke down in tears in court as a judge said she would "make a statement" by sentencing him to 21 months in prison for sexting an underage girl. Mr Weiner, who was found to have sent explicit pictures to a 15-year-old via Skype and Snapchat, pleaded guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor. The former New York Congressman had hoped to avoid jail time, after the judge acknowledged he had been receiving treatment for sex addiction.



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, US-backed forces say Russia attacked them in eastern Syria

US-backed forces say Russia attacked them in eastern SyriaBEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria say Russia bombed their positions on Monday in a major natural gas field they recently captured from Islamic State militants.



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Sun, 24 Sep 2017, At Least 1 Person Was Killed in Tennessee Church Shooting. Here’s What We Know

At Least 1 Person Was Killed in Tennessee Church Shooting. Here’s What We KnowAt least one woman was killed and seven people were injured Sunday when a masked gunman opened fire outside a Tennessee church, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department.



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, World War II vet goes viral for taking a knee in solidarity with NFL players

World War II vet goes viral for taking a knee in solidarity with NFL playersAs controversy surrounding President Trump's comments on NFL players protesting during the National Anthem embroiled the country this weekend, one 97-year-old veteran spoke out.



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, The Milky Way shines down on Mount Fuji

The Milky Way shines down on Mount FujiThis is the mesmerizing image of a colorful Milky Way shining down on Mount Fuji. Steve Lance Lee, 37, captured the sky above the iconic mountain whilst on his honeymoon in Lake Kawaguchiko, Japan. Mount Fuji is illuminated underneath the galaxy of stars, creating an impressive landscape. (Caters News)



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, Here's What Farms Do To Hens Who Are Too Old To Lay Eggs

Here's What Farms Do To Hens Who Are Too Old To Lay EggsIt’s not a dumb question to ask, and the answer might surprise you.



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, Groom Heroically Saves Drowning Boy During Wedding Photo Shoot

Groom Heroically Saves Drowning Boy During Wedding Photo ShootThis heroic groom probably didn’t expect to play the role of Superman on his wedding day.



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, North Korea 'blows up US aircraft carrier and jets' in new propaganda video

North Korea 'blows up US aircraft carrier and jets' in new propaganda videoNorth Korean state media has released a new video depicting the destruction of US aircraft and warships and warning that any attack on the North will see US forces "head to the grave". The 99-second clip was released on Sunday by the DPRK Today news site, just hours after two US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers flew off the coast of North Korea in a show of force. Accompanied by US fighters based in Okinawa, the bombers flew further north of the Demilitarised Zone that divides the Korean Peninsula than any US military aircraft in the 21st century, according to the Pentagon. A screenshot of the North Korean video showing the US carrier being blown up  The North Korean propaganda video begins with pictures of President Donald Trump, describing him as a "mad man". It goes on to show a series of Pukguksong missiles being fired from mobile launch vehicles before an F-35 Raptor fighter and a nuclear-capable Lancer bomber are destroyed by computer-generated explosions. The footage goes on to show a missile being fired from a submerged submarine before striking the USS Carl Vinson. The 103,000-tonne aircraft carrier is the flagship of Carrier Strike Croup 1 and conducted drills with another nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan, off North Korea in June. North Korean missile ranges It has also carried out exercises, utilising its 90 fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, with Korean navy units. The footage shows USS Carl Vinson engulfed in flames after the missile strike, with subtitles stating, "Should F-35, B-1B or the Carl Vinson lead the US attack, they will head to the grave in that order". Trump: We'll deal with 'Little Rocket Man' Kim Jong-u 01:34



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, Neil deGrasse Tyson Picks Apart The Science Of Iconic ‘Game Of Thrones’ Scenes

Neil deGrasse Tyson Picks Apart The Science Of Iconic ‘Game Of Thrones’ ScenesAstrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has some good news and bad news for the creative team behind “Game of Thrones.”



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, One week to cross a street: how IS pinned down Filipino soldiers in Marawi

One week to cross a street: how IS pinned down Filipino soldiers in MarawiBy Tom Allard MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - With a grimace, Brigadier General Melquiades Ordiales of the Philippines 1st Marine Brigade recounted the painful gains made against Islamist militants in Marawi City. "It took us one week from this point to that point, to cross that street," he said, casting his eyes to the other side of a two-lane road in the heart of the southern Philippines city, lined by three-storey buildings shattered by air strikes and the remaining walls riddled with bullet holes. "It was really very, very tough." The grinding urban warfare that has destroyed much of the grandly named Sultan Omar Dianalan Boulevard shows just how much of a threat Islamic State is to the Philippines and potentially other countries in the Southeast Asian region.



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, The Latest: Anthony Weiner must report to prison by Nov. 6

The Latest: Anthony Weiner must report to prison by Nov. 6NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Anthony Weiner's sentencing (all times local):



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Tue, 26 Sep 2017, Dyson Will Build Electric Cars by 2020

Dyson Will Build Electric Cars by 2020Founder Sir James Dyson wants a high-end range of electric cars powered by cutting-edge solid-state batteries within three years.



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, Battle for the soul of the Republican party rages on in Alabama race

Battle for the soul of the Republican party rages on in Alabama raceDonald Trump can’t lose in Alabama. The race pits Luther Strange, the appointed incumbent of the seat vacated by attorney general Jeff Sessions, against Roy Moore, a controversial social conservative who has twice been removed as chief justice of the state supreme court. Strange, a former lobbyist, is backed by the Republican establishment.



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Sun, 24 Sep 2017, Seattle Seahawks Absent At National Anthem To Protest 'Injustice' Against People Of Color

Seattle Seahawks Absent At National Anthem To Protest 'Injustice' Against People Of ColorIn the Seahawks’ match against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, the home team also was absent from the field during the anthem. “Our commitment to the military and our community is resolute and the absence of our team for the national anthem shouldn’t be misconstrued as unpatriotic,” according to the statement. Meghan Linsey, who sang the national anthem, got down one knee at the end of her rendition.



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Mon, 25 Sep 2017, Woman Previously Named 'Heaviest in the World' Dead at 37

Woman Previously Named 'Heaviest in the World' Dead at 37She underwent weight loss surgery in March.



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Tue, 26 Sep 2017, 10 Of Serena Williams' Most Relatable Parenting Moments

10 Of Serena Williams' Most Relatable Parenting MomentsThroughout her pregnancy and after giving birth, tennis great and new mom Serena Williams has had several moments that had fellow parents saying to themselves, “I’ve totally been there.”



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