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Twitter begins removing verification badges for prominent white nationalists

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On Wednesday, Kessler posted images of the notice he received from Twitter, removing his blue checkmark. "This perception became worse when we opened up verification for public submissions and verified people who we in no way endorse". Twitter said it is "working on a new authentication and verification program", but it didn't say when the process would debut. It has variously meant that Twitter has confirmed the identity of the person tweeting; that a user is high profile and eligible to ... Read More »

Australian diplomat falls to death in NYC

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Other news outlets report that the diplomat had been playing a "trust game" with friends after a night out. To prove his word, Simpson suggested they play the trust game , leading to his fatal plunge. He was rushed to Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospital and pronounced dead upon arrival. The two men then stepped back outside, with Simpson allegedly telling the husband that he meant no harm. Read More »

The 10 Best St. Cloud Stores for Black Friday Shopping

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However, a quarter of Americans will shop exclusively online (25 percent), and another 20 percent will only shop in-store. Of those shopping, 66 percent said they're doing so to take advantage of deals and promotions retailers will offer, while 26 percent cited the tradition of shopping over Thanksgiving weekend and 23 percent said it's something to do over the holiday weekend. Read More »

Watch A Woman Steal From A McDonald's Drive-Thru Window

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CCTV footage shows the woman entering the restaurant via the window, getting herself a fizzy drink, and then proceeding to steal some money. Even though her face had already appeared clearly on camera, the suspect returned with a large box of items--this time trying to hide her identity by pulling her shirt over her head, while revealing a pair of buns of the non-McDonald's variety. Read More »

Shepard Smith Shocks Fox Viewers by Debunking 'Hillary Clinton Uranium Scandal'

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The sale of Uranium One, a Canadian firm with rights to mine USA uranium, to a Russian company is in the news again with the Department of Justice signaling it could appoint a special counsel to look into the matter. "The accusation is predicated on the charge that Secretary Clinton approved the sale". He correctly states that it was CFIUS - the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States - that made the decision. Read More »

Donald Trump Chugged Water On Screen & Marco Rubio Was All Over It

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Others on social media noted the irony of Trump's choice of an imported refreshment - Fiji Water - during a speech in which one of the main themes was a pledge to reduce U.S. The throwaway moment did not go unnoticed by the president's critics on Twitter . After Trump concluded his remarks, the Florida senator sent a tweet razzing him for lack of proper form. Read More »

3 dead, shooter killed in California school shooting

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It is believed that Neal killed his wife on Monday. "I think he had a desire to kill as many people as he could", Johnston said. "They went on an immediate lockdown ", the sheriff said during a press conference . Authorities say no one reported a domestic violence incident that they believe set a man off on a shooting rampage in Northern California that left five people dead. Read More »

We will sweep Himachal, Gujarat and UP urban bodies: UP BJP chief

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In Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi , the Congress is trying to dislodge the ruling BJP which is holding power in the state for nearly two decades now. Assembly elections in Gujarat are scheduled for December 9 and 14, and the results for the same will be declared on December 18, along with the results for Himachal Pradesh. Read More »

Puerto Rican Contract With Whitefish Energy Still Under Scrutiny

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The records also show that PREPA is likely to continue paying Whitefish millions of dollars in the coming weeks despite saying recently that it would cut off the contract as soon as possible. Senior linemen from Lakeland, Fla., said they were earning $63 an hour, while workers from Jacksonville, Fla., said they were making up to $100 earning double time. Read More »

Being homosexual is a tendency, not permanent: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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Previously, giving his inputs on the Ayodhya issue , Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar while speaking to NewsX had said that this is not the first time an amicable solution to Ayodhya dispute is being ensured. Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik today expressed the hope that efforts to resolve the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid dispute would bear fruit, but stressed that the Supreme Court's verdict on the issue would be binding. Read More »

Google Doodle marks Cornelia Sorabji's 151st birthday

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Cornelia credits her father, Reverend Sorabji Karsedji, to be a key figure in convincing Bombay University to admit women to their degree programs. Cornlia Sorabji had five surviving sisters and a brother, and two more brothers that died in infancy. Read More »

Local area church is a drop off site for Operation Christmas Child

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During the project's National Collection Week, Nov. 13-20, residents will transform empty shoeboxes into gifts filled with school supplies, hygiene items and toys. "It was a lot to experience and just to see that joy that these children have on their faces and how the gospel is presented - it was the most tremendous experience of my life". Read More »

Major storm hitting West Coast with heavy rain, strong winds

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Temperatures are expected to plummet during the night to 28 degrees. Wednesday night will be mostly cloudy with a chance of light rain. The mercury will range from the mid-50s to around 60. "By early tomorrow morning, portions of Vilas County could accumulate up to 2" of snow. The National Weather Service in Pueblo forecast a high of 52 degrees Wednesday and highs of 70 and 71 degrees Thursday and Friday . Read More »

Joe Biden Would Beat Trump By Double Digits in 2020 Election

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But in the Midwest, Biden polled at 45 percent and Trump at 36-even though, in the 2016 election, Trump had won every state in the region except IL and Minnesota. The poll is in is part a reflection of Trump's incredibly low approval rating, which is continuing on a downward trend. According to the poll, 41 percent of white voters would support Biden and 40 percent would support Trump. Read More »

Alabama could be home to Toyota/Mazda plant

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The other state is Alabama. It said spokesmen for both auto companies declined to comment. Toyota and Mazda are pressing for an incentive package valued at $1 billion or more for the factory that is such a hotly contested prize. The Randolph County Planning Board voted in the affirmative Tuesday night on a rezoning request that would add 370 acres to the 1,500-acre mega-site south of Greensboro. Read More »

Gay marriage bill to be debated in Senate

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Australia voted in favour of same-sex marriage today, with 61.6% of the almost 13 million people who voted in the postal survey saying yes. A private member's bill has this afternoon been introduced into the Senate amid emotional scenes. Read More »

Scotland make official approach for Northern Ireland's Michael O'Neill

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O'Neill's stock is now at an all-time high and he is reportedly the favoured candidate to take over from Gordon Strachan with Scotland . This morning, the Belfast Telegraph reported that the Irish FA are considering offering their sought-after manager a new and improved contract in a bid to persuade him to stay . Read More »

Governments in 30 countries pay 'keyboard armies' to spread propaganda, report says

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Online manipulation and disinformation tactics played an important role in elections in at least 18 countries over the past year, including the United States. China was labelled the world's worst abuser of internet freedom, followed by Syria and Ethiopia. "The solution to manipulation and disinformation lies not in censoring websites but in teaching citizens how to detect fake news and commentary", Kelly warned. Read More »

Korean soldier defects to South, suffers gunshot wounds from North

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It wasn't immediately known how serious the soldier's injuries were or why he chose to defect. The official said the South's soldiers heard a gunshot and then retrieved the unarmed and bleeding soldier in the mid-afternoon. The JSA is jointly overseen by the American-led U.N. Command and by North Korea, with South Korean and North Korean border guards facing each other only meters (feet) apart. Read More »

UK Govt wins first votes to amend key Brexit bill in Parliament

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Parliament is involved in a lively debate as the Government seeks to enshrine the Brexit date into United Kingdom law. One of the group, backbencher Heidi Allen, tweeted: "If fighting for the best possible future for our country and our government is considered mutiny - then bring it on". Read More »

Volvo pulls its ads from Hannity after Moore coverage

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The conservative host who is so extreme he almost lost his Fox News job over the insane Seth Rich murder conspiracy theory is drawing the line at child sexual assault and attempted rape. "You know I do not and will never rush to judgment, because we have seen the media and politicians get it wrong so many times", he said. Moore addressed the sex misconduct claims again on Tuesday and said he is being "harassed" by members of the media. Read More »

Russian Federation moves ahead with rules targeting foreign media

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The move comes in response to a U.S. Justice Department requirement that RT register as a foreign agent due to its alleged role in interfering in U.S. Russian lawmakers have said that federal authorities would be responsible for determining which news outlets would be affected. "We are making it possible.to take selective retaliatory measures - that is the idea of the law, and I hope it will be enforced this way". Read More »

Singapore Train Hits Stationary One, Injuring 25 People

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Local media Lianhe Zaobao quoted Singapore Civil Defence Force sources as saying that the 23 injured passengers were sent to hospitals, and majority sustained minor injuries. Singapore's first train collision occurred August 5, 1993, when an east-bound train stopped longer than scheduled at a station due to a technical fault and was then hit by another train, according to the National Library Board's resources. Read More »

Northern California gunman kills 4, wounds 10 in rampage

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The assailant, yet to be identified by police, opened fire in several locations, including an Elementary School. There were at least seven separate shooting scenes in or near Rancho Tehama Reserve, an unincorporated community of about 1,500 people, Phil Johnston, assistant sheriff of Tehama County, told reporters . Read More »

Belated Trump's responce to Texas Church Shooting has enraged Twitter!

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But, Trump wrote about the Texas shooting where an armed man opened fire inside a church, killing around 25 people and wounding about 20 in the deadliest shooting in history for Texas which happened on November 5. "The new one is in California". This led to many claims that the president had been "copying and pasting" his tweets. Shots were fired at Rancho Tehama Elementary school where some people were injured, but no students or staff members died, Corning Union Elementary School ... Read More »

Taylor Swift's 'Ready for It': Singer announces stadium tour

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Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran attend the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In just four days since its release, the album has surged past the million sales milestone in the USA, where it's now the biggest-selling album of the year, according to data published overnight by Nielsen Music. Read More »

Hearing of NAB references against former PM Nawaz, family adjourns till Wednesday

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Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz filed an application seeking exemption from hearing to visit Begum Kulsoom Nawaz in London where the wife of former prime minister is undergoing treatment for cancer. The court had also rejected the petition. Maryam had said that she would present herself in court whenever there is a hearing. He hoped that their struggle would lead to logical conclusion. Read More »

Tillerson says U.S. considers individual sanctions for Myanmar

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The U.N. has previously said recent violence in the country amounts to ethnic cleansing. In a statement issued late Monday, the military said it had interviewed thousands of people during a monthlong investigation into the conduct of troops in western Rakhine state after Rohingya insurgents launched a series of deadly attacks there on August 25. Read More »

Papa John's flips the bird to neo-Nazis in fiery statement on Twitter

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The pizza company was swiftly criticized by many for pressuring the league to suppress the player protests, which began as a way to bring attention to police brutality and racial injustice in America. "The NFL has hurt us", Schnatter said on the call. Despite the pizza chain's efforts Tuesday to address the criticism over those remarks, some social media users weren't convinced. Read More »

Zimbabwe military deny takeover in state TV address

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Zimbabwe's envoy to South Africa, Isaac Moyo, earlier dismissed talk of a coup, saying the government was "intact". This came after reports emerging that the Zimbabwean soldiers with Zimbabwe Defense Forces (ZDF) reportedly seized control of the state broadcasting outlet in the wee hours of the Wednesday morning. Read More »