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Cleveland Killing Prompts Facebook To Review Handling Of Violent Posts

Three posts to the suspects Facebook page a video announcing his intent to commit a murder, a graphic video of the killing, and a live video of his confession stayed online for about two hours, the social network said. Facebook said it was reviewing its reporting flows to be sure people can report videos and other material that violates standards as easily and quickly as possible. The company noted it…

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Georgia student in police beating video says he feared for his life

(CNN)The 21-year-old Georgia college student seen on cell phone video being beaten by two Georgia police officers says he thought he was going to die during the traffic stop on April 12. Demetrius Hollins was pulled over on a busy suburban Atlanta road by Gwinnett County Police Sgt. Michael Bongiovanni for not having a license plate, according to the police report. Hollins said the license plate was in the rear…

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How Trump could make US a climate pariah over Paris pact

(CNN)Reports have it that President Donald Trump will assemble his advisers on Tuesday to decide on whether to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Naturally, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, a career-long, oil-industry shill from Oklahoma, is arguing to pull out. Yet even Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, former CEO of ExxonMobil, is arguing to stay. If Trump goes with Pruitt instead of Tillerson, he will immediately create a worldwide…

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Turkey’s shell-shocked opposition struggles to find a way forward

Ankara, Turkey (CNN)Turkish citizens who did not want to give more powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a very hard Monday. There was quiet discontent in Ankara, as if its pockets of opposition had been zipped tight. Duysen Talas, a 28-year-old born in the capital, Ankara, was slouched over in a chair of the pro-Kurdish opposition party Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) headquarters. Talas, like many of the country’s 24…

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Theatre director Michael Bogdanov has died aged 78 – BBC News

He was an associate director of the Royal National Theatre for eight years, directed eight productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company and co-founded the English Shakespeare Company in 1986 with actor Michael Pennington. He was chief executive of the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, Germany’s largest national theatre, from 1989 to 1992. In 1982, he went on trial at the Old Bailey for staging an act of simulated male sex in…

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Mike Huckabee Just Spent A Morning Yelling At Comcast On Twitter

Until now, the former Arkansas governor had been known for utilizing the platform to make jokes so bad not even comic Patton Oswalt could save them.But on Monday, Huckabee used Twitter much like many others: He complained about Comcast. That crack about former President Barack Obamacaught Comcasts attention: Although Comcasts efforts seemed to mollify Huckabee, he couldnt resist one last crack: Huckabee has used Twitter for customer service before. Earlier…

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Trump may have to be patient about North Korea

Washington (CNN)The United States has lost its strategic patience with North Korea. So what’s a had-it-up-to-here superpower to do to stop a pariah nation bent on putting its nuclear weapons on top of a missile that could reach America? Tough talk, for sure. Lean on China to turn off its life support to its neighbor, for another. But for all the warnings that Trump will fix the showdown with North…

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At least 12 suffer burns from ‘noxious substance’ at Hackney bar – BBC News

A Scotland Yard spokesman said the 10 people were treated for minor burns at the scene before being taken to hospital. No arrests have been made and officers are continuing to investigate, he added. Witness Phie McKenzie tweeted: “Scary scenes tonight, we have heard reports of chemical burns of people in the building here”. London Ambulance Service said it sent a number of ambulance crews and a hazardous area response…

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‘Leftovers’ Director Points To Trump As Possible End-Of-Days ‘Agent Of Destruction’

Damon Lindelofs series launched its third and final season on HBO Sunday. Starring Justin Theroux and Carrie Coon, the show is a kind of end-of-days saga about what happens after the mysterious disappearance of 2 percent of the worlds population. The vanishings, called the Sudden Departure, appear to be similar to the rapture predicted in the Bible when good people, living and dead, rise to heaven just before the world…

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Fox News Host Lectures Muslims: ‘Don’t Burn People Alive And Set Off Bombs’

Fox & Friends Weekend was discussing comments made by actorMandy Patinkin, who said his show Homeland would try to be part of the cure by offering a more positive portrayal of Muslims. In an MSNBC interview, Patinkin noted that this seasons storyline would show that maybe its the… white men in the government and the military establishment that are the bad guys, not the Muslim community. Do we remember who…

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US sends newest F-35 stealth fighters to Europe

(CNN)The US Air Force’s newest stealth fighters arrived in the UK over the weekend as part of the Pentagon’s effort to reassure European allies in the face of Russian aggression on the continent. The F-35A jets from Hill Air Force Base in Utah landed at RAF Lakenheath on Saturday for what the Air Force said was several weeks of training with other US aircraft and crews and those from North…

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In Ankara, celebrations for Erdogan mask a Turkish schism

Ankara (CNN)“Tell us to kill, we will kill. Tell us to die, we will die. Erdogan, Erdogan, Erdogan.” State-run Anadolu Agency reported a 51.4% victory for Erdogan’s “Yes” campaign — with 99.8% of the ballots counted — although the Turkish Election Commission isn’t expected to release the official results for up to another 10 days. In Ankara, scores of AKP supporters filled the streets, beating drums and singing victory songs…

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Prince Harry sought counseling to cope with Diana’s death

(CNN)Britain’s Prince Harry has revealed that he sought counseling four years ago to deal with the grief of losing his mother, Princess Diana. In a candid interview with British newspaper The Telegraph, the fifth in line to the throne said the loss of his mother at such a young age had led to a period of “total chaos.” “I can safely say that losing my mum at the age of…

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Scrapped free schools ‘wasted’ nearly 140m, says NUT – BBC News

The union’s general secretary Kevin Courtney said ministers should apologise to teachers and parents for the 138.5m “thrown away” on these abandoned projects. ‘Appalling waste’ “These figures make clear that the free school, UTC and studio school programmes were ill-thought policies which, in many cases, resulted in an appalling waste of significant sums of money,” said Mr Courtney. University technical colleges (UTCs) and studio schools have an emphasis on vocational…

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UK funding increased to fight neglected tropical diseases – BBC News

Over the next four years, the UK will spend a total of 360m on programmes to tackle diseases such as: Visceral leishmaniasis – a parasitic disease, caused by infected sand flies, which destroys the internal organs Guinea-worm disease – an infection transmitted through dirty drinking water containing water fleas Trachoma – infection from poor hygiene practices which can cause blindness Lymphatic filariasis – infection transmitted by mosquitoes which can cause…

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Trump Avoids Tax March Protesters By Taking Scenic Route To Mar-a-Lago

NBC News reported that the demonstrators, part of anationwide protest highlighting Trumps lack of transparency, gathered along a bridge dividing Floridas Palm Beach and West Palm Beach hoping to catch the tycoons attention as he headed to his Mar-a-Lago estate. An estimated700 peopleattended the West Palm Beach protest.Across the country, tens of thousands gathered for more than 100 rallies, the largest events held in Washington D.C. and New York City….

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Dogs trained in Wales help fight rhino poaching in Africa – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDogs trained in Wales are now working in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe Dogs trained in Carmarthenshire are helping fight the slaughter of rhinos and elephants by poachers in Africa. Extremus Dog Training in St Clears works with charity Animals Saving Animals in the conservation effort. It has seven dogs in Africa and is training puppies Badak, Murwi and Diego to join…

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Green groups warn of ‘race to the bottom’ – BBC News

Newspaper reports based on leaked documents have suggested that trade and growth would be prioritised at the expense of efforts to tackle global warming and the illegal trade in wildlife. The letter says: “We are alarmed by recent media reports suggesting that the UK’s commitments to tackling climate change and ending the illegal wildlife trade could be watered down to secure post-Brexit trade deals.” It added: “To be a great,…

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Swansea University smart bandage trials ‘within 12 months’ – BBC News

‘Tailor treatment’ “That intelligent dressing uses nano-technology to sense the state of that wound at any one specific time. “It would connect that wound to a 5G infrastructure and that infrastructure through your telephone will also know things about you – where you are, how active you are at any one time. “You combine all of that intelligence so the clinician knows the performance of the specific wound at any…

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Search continues for Gwbert boat man Arthur Ray Taylor – BBC News

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Man Insists His ‘Chinese Keep Off The Grass’ Sign Isn’t Racist

The sign, which El Monte resident William Alarcon made and posted on his lawn Monday night, read: Chinese, keep your dogs off my grass. Respect your neighbors. He taped a separate Keep off the grass sign on top. Im not being racist or anything, Im being specific, Alarcon, who says he is Native American, told the news station. The Hispanic woman was doing it and I spoke to her and…

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Trump Administration Won’t Release Logs Of Visitors To The White House

The decision is a departure from the Obama administration, which did release the logs.Michael Dubke, the White House communications director, told Time that the White Houses decision was made out of concern for national security and privacy, and to protect President Donald Trumps ability to discreetly seek counsel. The White House says it will honor public information requests to parts of the White House legally classified as agencies, such as…

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Facebook Cracks Down on 30,000 Fake News Accounts Ahead of French Election

The company is using automated methods to help screen out the fakes, such as finding content repeated on hundreds of the phony sites. Facebook said in a statement Friday that its taking decisive action against the accounts, presumably shutting them down. The company is relying on improvements to recognize these inauthentic accounts more easily by identifying patterns of activity without assessing the content itself, Shaik added. Facebook hopes toreduce the…

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House Russia investigator travels to Cyprus, island at center of Manafort allegations

(CNN)A Democrat on the House intelligence committee flew to Cyprus this week as part of the panel’s broad investigation into allegations that Russian operatives and top aides on President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded to influence the US election. “You go to Cyprus because that’s where Russians launder money,” said Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Illinois, in explaining the reason for his trip. The Mediterranean island nation has become a part of the…

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Trump names Garrett, Bachus to Export-Import Bank

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump will nominate former members of Congress Scott Garrett and Spencer Bachus to two vacant positions at the US Export-Import Bank — an entity Trump has in the past called “excess baggage” and agreed with conservatives on shutting down. Garrett would fill the role of Ex-Im president for a four-year term. In the past, Garrett was openly critical of the Ex-Im Bank, tweeting in 2015: “I opposed…

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