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Families Speak Out About WDBJ Shooting Victims

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 7:19 AM

Family, friends and colleagues of the two journalists shot dead on live TV spoke openly on Thursday about their grief. 

Alison Parker, a reporter for Roanoke, Virginia's WDBJ, and cameraman Adam Ward died early Wednesday. 

Chris Hurst, an anchor for WDBJ and Parker's boyfriend, described their last moments together. "I...

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Angela Merkel Booed By Anti-Immigration Protesters During Refugee Visit

(1) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 6:50 AM


German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauckon visited a refugee site on Wednesday that has recently been home to anti-immigration protests.


About 200 protesters booed the leaders upon their arrival in the eastern town of Heidenau, shouting "traitor, traitor," Agence France Presse reported. 


The visit...

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Obama Calls Opponents 'Crazies' In Fundraiser Speech

(7) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 4:40 AM

President Barack Obama spoke candidly about his critics at a fundraising event on Monday evening.

"It's hard for me to express how much I love Harry Reid," Obama said, according to the pool report from the evening. "We were doing a little reminiscing and then figuring out how we're...
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One Direction Reportedly Taking A Break

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 5:50 AM

Did you hear that? It's the sound of 50 million One Direction fans collectively sobbing. 

According...

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프랑스 열차 테러 미수 직후의 긴박한 동영상이 공개됐다

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2015 | 10:09 PM

프랑스 열차에서 맨몸으로 무장괴한을 제압한 미군 중 한 명이 당시 촬영한 동영상을 공개했다.


지난 21일 네덜란드 암스테르담에서 프랑스 파리로 향하던 탈리스 고속열차에서는 이슬람주의 테러범으로 추정되는 무장괴한이 승객 554명이 탄 열차를 습격할 계획이었다. 그러나 열차에 타고 있던 미군 2명 등 미국인 청년 3명이 괴한을...

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Wiz Khalifa Allegedly Arrested For Riding Hoverboard At LAX

(11) Comments | Posted August 23, 2015 | 8:26 AM

Rapper Wiz Khalifa was allegedly arrested at the Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday after he refused to get...

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Dramatic Video Shows Aftermath Of French Train Rescue

(3) Comments | Posted August 23, 2015 | 7:11 AM

One of the Americans who subdued a shooter on a high-speed train to Paris managed to capture video of the aftermath of the heroic rescue. 

Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento State University, was traveling from Amsterdam with two friends, U.S. Airman Spencer Stone and U.S. National Guardsman...

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ドナルド・トランプに「もう10点満点じゃない」と侮辱されたスーパーモデル、動画で反撃

(1) Comments | Posted August 22, 2015 | 5:16 AM

性差別の人間の権化ともいえる不動産王ドナルド・トランプ氏がスーパーモデルでリアリティ番組のスター、ハイディ・クルムをディスった。

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Alarmingly High Levels Of Cyanide Detected Near China Warehouse Blast

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 6:23 AM

Officials inspecting the aftermath of a deadly warehouse explosion in Tianjin, China detected dangerously high levels of cyanide. The Aug. 12 blasts in one of the country's biggest port cities killed at least 114 people and leveled the surrounding area.

Reuters reports that the levels were at least 277 times the standard limit, but according to AFP, the figure was over 350 times that limit.

"Cyanide was detected at eight water monitoring spots inside the warning zone, with levels at one spot exceeding limits by 356 times," an official from China's Ministry of Environmental Protection said, according to CNN. "Cyanide pollution is severe inside the warning zone. Outside the zone overall, the amount of cyanide detected is at normal range," he said.

 

Local authorities had said on Monday that they were working to clear the area of hazardous chemicals. But when inspectors from the Tianjin Environmental Protection Bureau tested the water around the blast site on Tuesday, they found alarmingly high levels of the chemical in several different locations. 

The warehouse likely contained around 700 tons of sodium cyanide, which is over 70 times the legal limit, according to the Guardian. 

 Cyanide poses a huge threat to humans. As Quartz points out, cyanide and water can form a toxic gas called hydrogen cyanide that is dangerous and even deadly when inhaled. When mixed with water, cyanide can combust. Officials worry that rain could trigger more explosions in the same area.  

According to Reuters, the warehouse was also closer than allowed to nearby houses.

A top U.N. safety official on Thursday criticized China for not sharing critical information that could have prevented the blast. According to the New York Times, workplace safety issues run rampant across the...

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트럼프의 '10점은 아냐'에 대한 하이디 클룸의 답변(동영상)

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 10:42 AM

공화당의 경선 후보이자 성차별 발언의 '화신'인 도널드 트럼프가 뉴욕 타임스와의 인터뷰에서 슈퍼모델 하이디 클룸을 디스했다.

"슬프지만, 그녀도 이제 10점은 아니죠" 이렇게 말했다고 한다. 지난 일요일의 일이다.

그리고 다로 다음날인 월요일 클룸이 그의 디스에 화답했다. 설명이 필요 없다. 그냥 보시라.

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Pre-K Student Perfectly Sums Up Kids' Feelings On The First Day Of School

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 6:23 AM

The first day of school is tough for everyone. It doesn't make it any easier when you're asked to talk about missing your mom on live television.

But that's what happened when KTLA interviewed Andrew, a pre-K student getting ready for his first day.

"Are you going to miss your...

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Thai Police Issue Arrest Warrant, Release More Info On Bombing Suspect

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 4:56 AM

Thai police on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for the main suspect in Monday's bombing of a Bangkok shrine. The attack killed 20 people and injured over 100.

According to the AP, police are seeking to charge the suspect with "conspiracy to commit premeditated murder and charges related to possession of unauthorized explosives and weapons."

Police also released an official police sketch of the alleged assailant on Wednesday.

Here's the image: 

On Tuesday, police released CCTV footage of the suspect taken right before the attack. In the video, the alleged bomber is wearing a bright yellow shirt and is holding a backpack.

"The yellow shirt guy is not just the suspect. He is the bomber," a police spokesman told the Associated Press.

Police said on Wednesday said they believed the suspect had accomplices. 

"He didn't do it alone, for sure. It's a network," said Thai national police chief Somyot Poompanmoun.

As Reuters points out, the information that Thai authorities have offered paints a hazy picture of who is actually behind the attack. From Reuters:

Police on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for a "foreign" man, apparently basing this only on the fair colour of his skin, but senior officers publicly disagreed over whether or not he was wearing a disguise.

Two other men seen in the CCTV footage are also suspects, police said, without giving details of their appearance.

Police don't know whether the suspects belonged to a homegrown or foreign militant outfit.

 

The bomb had been placed inside the Erawan Shrine, a sacred Hindu site that is popular with both visitors and locals. Fears have emerged that tourism, which is one of Thailand's main industries, might suffer in the aftermath of the attack. 

 

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Trump Insulted Heidi Klum's Looks For Some Reason. This Was Her Response

(20) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 6:07 AM

Republican presidential candidate and human embodiment of sexism Donald Trump dissed supermodel and reality TV star Heidi Klum...

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'Real Housewives' Hires First Transgender Cast Member: Reports

(1) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 5:09 AM

Bravo has hired its first transgender "Real Housewives" cast member, TMZ reports.

Sources told TMZ that Amiyah Scott will replace Atlanta housewife NeNe Leakes, who announced in June that she wouldn't be returning for the popular reality TV show's eighth season.

A source close to the network confirmed...

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Sweden Ends Part Of Its Investigation Against Julian Assange

(1) Comments | Posted August 13, 2015 | 5:43 AM

Sweden has ended part of its sexual assault investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Reuters reported on Thursday. 

Three of the four sexual assault allegations against Assange were set to expire within a week. The statute of limitations for most sex crimes is five years. Sweden still plans to pursue rape charges, which don't expire for another five years, according to Al Jazeera. 

Assange has denied all charges.

Assange, who has been living in asylum at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012, was never interviewed by Swedish authorities for the sex crime allegations. According to Swedish law, the BBC points out, a suspect can't be charged until formally interviewed by authorities. 

Sweden has been unable to extradite Assange for an interview, and he refuses to voluntarily leave the UK for fear he'll be sent to America. Assange has been wanted in the U.S. since he published hoards of classified government documents in...

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Artist Furious After China Totally Rips Off Chicago's Bean Sculpture

(8) Comments | Posted August 13, 2015 | 4:52 AM

It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but the artist behind Chicago's most famous piece of public art begs to differ. 

China is about to reveal a sculpture that is nearly identical to "The Bean" (officially called "Cloud Gate.") According to the state-owned paper...

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Remembers Robin Williams On Anniversary Of His Death

(0) Comments | Posted August 11, 2015 | 6:49 AM

It's been a year since Robin Williams died, and his death is sure to be on the minds...

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Τα θύματα του Bill Cosby γίνονται εξώφυλλο στο New York Magazine και μιλούν ανοιχτά για την κακοποίηση που δέχτηκαν

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 4:40 PM

Τους τελευταίους μήνες δεν ήταν λίγα τα πρωτοσέλιδα που αφορούσαν την υπόθεση του Bill Cosby, με στοιχεία να βλέπουν συνεχώς το φως της δημοσιότητας και γυναίκες να ομολογούν ότι έχουν πέσει θύμα εκμετάλλευσης στα χέρια του. Για την ακρίβεια, ο μέχρι πρότινος αγαπημένος κωμικός ηθοποιός, έχει κατηγορηθεί από...

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Cosby Accusers Speak Out In Powerful NYMag Photo Series

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2015 | 3:19 PM

"Another Cosby Victim Comes Forward"
"Three More Women Accuse Bill Cosby Of Rape"
"Cosby's Long List Of Accusers"

Odds are, you've spent the past several months reading headlines like these over and over again. Bill Cosby, once beloved as a comedy icon and cultural patriarch, has been publicly accused of...

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Thomas Roberts Becomes First Openly Gay Evening News Anchor On Network TV

(3) Comments | Posted July 19, 2015 | 5:11 PM

 Thomas Roberts anchored NBC's "Nightly News" on Saturday, a huge milestone for both the 42-year-old journalist's career and gay rights history.

Until the broadcast, an openly gay person had never anchored the nightly news on network TV. Roberts told The Advocate that it was a "huge honor" to fill the role. 

During...

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