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President Obama used his press conference today to address how Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte promised to curse him out if he gets a lecture on human rights when the two of them meet during an upcoming conference in Laos. “I have seen some of those colorful statements in the past. Clearly he’s a colorful guy,” …

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During a press conference in Hangzhou, China following the G20 Summit, President Barack Obamawas asked to weigh on in the controversy over San Francisco 49ers second-string quarterback Colin Kaepernick‘s decision to sit during the national anthem to protest police violence against African-Americans. Obama was careful to caution that he hadn’t been following the story closely and …

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The first female ever to try out for the Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment has flunked out, but will get the opportunity to try again later this year. As part of the Army’s effort to integrate women into combat roles, it allowed this unnamed female staff sergeant to try out via the 75th Ranger Regiment’s Ranger Assessment and Selection …

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On Tuesday a Florida man was arrested after he changed his Facebook profile picture to the local authorities’ “Wanted of the Week” poster. After parsing through social media accounts, police saw the wanted photo and identified the suspect in a disturbance reported from Monday night. The 42-year old man named Mack Yearwood was apprehended because …

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Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn lashed out at attempts to tie the KKK to the GOP during a Thursday night appearance on CNN. “Not only does Donald Trump disavow them, but I think most Americans disavow that line of thinking and those kinds of groups. I find them disgusting,” said Flynn, a former director of the Defense Intelligence …

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Georgetown University is set to create a new program that would force new students to visit sites around campus that were affiliated with slavery, in an effort to atone for slaves sold by the school 178 years ago. The “Historical Walking Tour of Black Georgetown” will have new students walk through the campus and the …

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The Ferguson (Missouri) Police Department faces tough recruitment and retention numbers two years after Michael Brown was killed in a officer-involved shooting, which later set off two separate riots in the St. Louis suburb. According to the Associated Press, the department has 13 vacancies and only has a staff of 36 compared to 2014 when …

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The CEO of a prominent veteran charity says military organizations are starting to cynically over-hype post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to bring in more donations. Ed Parker, CEO of Walking With The Wounded, a charity based in the United Kingdom, told Sky News that because the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down, organizations have had to …

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Law enforcement agencies across the U.S. have been purchasing surveillance equipment from a British weapons and defense manufacturing company. Cobham offered devices to police departments with advanced spying capabilities, like intercepting cellular phone calls and text messages, locating a person’s whereabouts through a cellphone and jamming wireless communications. The equipment was presented in the form of a highly confidential …

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An Indianapolis woman has finally been set free after she was reportedly chained to a basement pole, tortured and held captive for sex in an Indianapolis home. On Thursday authorities apprehended the suspect, 28-year-old Maurice Nelson, and he faces charges from criminal confinement to rape. According to Indianapolis’ Fox 59, the pair had been speaking via a …

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A woman set herself on fire shortly after entering her local congressman’s office Tuesday, The Hill reports. The unidentified woman, 43, entered Democratic Illinois Rep. Danny Davis’s office on Chicago’s West Side after 3 p.m. Tuesday. She then drank from a bottle of hand sanitizer, poured sanitizer over her body and set herself ablaze with …

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A man in the Dallas suburb of Corinth, Texas, was ordered to remove his pro-police flag by his property owner’s association, Fox News reports. Three weeks ago, Rodney Ivester hung the black, white and blue striped U.S. flag to show solidarity for local law enforcement. “I love my country and I wanted to show my …

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Eight people were sent to hospitals in the Memphis, Tennessee, area and six others were injured after they fell from a malfunctioning fair ride on Saturday afternoon. Delta Fair owner Mark Lovell told WHBQ that a ride operator prematurely released the restraints on the MoonRaker ride. He said no one suffered serious injuries. …

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Is this what the presidential debate will sound like with Fox News host Chris Wallace moderating? Wallace pitched a fairly insulting, and to some a racist question to Dr. Ben Carson Sunday because he’s a black Donald Trump supporter. Trump and Carson made an appearance at a black congregation in Carson’s hometown of Detroit over the weekend. Loading… Clip …

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An Idaho bus driver has been fired after troubling footage of her yelling at a Spanish-speaking student and pouring water on his head was released onto the internet. Student Brayan Alverez secretly filmed driver Mary Black after she got out of her seat to accuse eighth grader Miguel Martinez of influencing his friend to throw a …

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Minorities in Wisconsin say they feel safe around cops, an Aug. 31 Marquette University Law School poll reveals. The school polled 803 registered Wisconsin voters concerning the civil unrest in Milwaukee, also asking about feelings towards law enforcement in the wake of recent violence. Eighty-six percent of those polled said that they feel “mostly safe” with …

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Losing a mother in the Holocaust naturally explains how a normal, average citizen can become the ultimate Nazi-under for the United States. This is the story of Werner Meritz. In an episode of public radio’s, “This American Life,” Meritz recounts the day he captured Julius Streicher, a colleague of Adolf Hitler and publisher of Der Sturmer, …

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A February affidavit from a Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent about the transnational gang MS-13 reveals a member was instructed to say he is “fleeing the violence in El Salvador” when dealing with police. The FBI special agent details how Joel Martinez, aka “Animal,” was promoted to “homeboy” status in a Boston M-S13 gang …

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A 15-year-old shot a man in the face in the bathroom of a Washington, D.C., McDonald’s over a $40 marijuana deal in early August. An affidavit from the Metropolitan Police Department reveals the circumstances of the August 12 shooting that occurred in broad daylight in a McDonald’s connected to the Verizon Center in Chinatown. A …

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Black Lives Matter members chained themselves to a city hall door to protest a lack of affordable housing. Two women used bike locks to chain themselves to the Cambridge, Mass., City Hall doors around 6 a.m. Wednesday, reports the Boston Globe. The women attached themselves to two other men with plastic tubing covered in red duct tape. …

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A police sergeant was suspended Tuesday for posting anti-Black Lives Matter comments on Facebook. Christopher Castiglia could possibly face more disciplinary action if police find he violated the department’s social media policy, reports Lohud. Castiglia was promoted to sergeant in December. In August, the website Black Westchester posted an article with a screenshot of a Facebook …

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