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YouTube algorithm promotes fake news on Florida shooting

YouTube algorithm promotes fake news on Florida shooting The crisis actor conspiracy gained traction on Facebook this week. It used screenshots of an interview Hogg did with with CNN affiliate KCBS, in combination with other images, in an attempt to suggest that Hogg and other students are "crisis actors". [Full Article...]

New charges brought against ex-Trump campaign associates

New charges brought against ex-Trump campaign associates He is likely to testify against Manafort, as was reported over the weekend , but does he have anything to say about potential collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 election? Gates' plea deal appeared to be motivated by his concern over legal costs and the strain on his family. [Full Article...]

Russians in Syria: Now you see them - maybe

Russians in Syria: Now you see them - maybe Russian officials have previously admitted to joining the war alongside the Syrian regime was partly aimed at testing new weapons in the field. The company reportedly was involved in an attack on USA -backed Kurdish fighters in Syria on February 7 and suffered significant losses in a US counterstrike. [Full Article...]

Lawyers for California siblings allegedly held captive by parents share recovery details

Lawyers for California siblings allegedly held captive by parents share recovery details The Riverside County District Attorney's Office filed an amended felony complaint - the document that lays out the charges - but that complaint had not been made public as of midday Friday. The Turpins are accused of beating and choking some of their children, who are between 2 and 29 years old. The couple, who were arrested January 14 were not charged with torturing their 2-year-old, who appear... [Full Article...]

India tells Maldives there is no valid reason to extend emergency

India tells Maldives there is no valid reason to extend emergency Persisting with its displeasure over the extension of emergency in the Maldives, India on Thursday said it does not see a valid reason for the Maldivian parliament to do so and maintained that it continues to watch the situation in the island nation. [Full Article...]

UK Government Could Ban Plastic Straws In Fight Against Plastic

UK Government Could Ban Plastic Straws In Fight Against Plastic When asked whether he would clamp a ban on plastic straws after the United Kingdom left the EU, Michael Gove told a podcast interview with the Daily Telegraph , "Watch this space". It comes as figures from the House of Commons Commission showed the number of straws purchased by Parliament has doubled in the last three years - from 6,000 in 2014/15 to 12,250 in 2016/17 - with SNP MP David Lind... [Full Article...]

UNICEF's Justin Forsyth announces resignation to avoid damaging charities & the cause

UNICEF's Justin Forsyth announces resignation to avoid damaging charities & the cause Forsyth had apologised to the three staff members for the incidents. More than 120 staff from leading global charities were fired or lost their jobs a year ago over sexual misconduct, found an exclusive survey this week by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. [Full Article...]

Immigration Agency Removes 'Nation of Immigrants' from Its Mission Statement

Immigration Agency Removes 'Nation of Immigrants' from Its Mission Statement Among other things, the statement removes references to "secur [ing] America's promise as a nation of immigrants " and adds the phrase "securing the homeland". However, virtually the entire agency budget -between 95% and 99%, according to publicly available budget documents - is funded through user fees paid by the applicants and petitioners. [Full Article...]

What do you think of Zuma's resignation and Ramaphosa's presidency?

What do you think of Zuma's resignation and Ramaphosa's presidency? South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said today he wanted "healing and atonement" following the 2012 massacre of 34 striking workers at a mine run by Lonmin where he was a director. Still, Zuma's resignation suggests that the institutions of democracy, though battered, remain intact. Since his election, the national currency, the rand, has recovered. [Full Article...]

Metal Gear Survive charges $10 United States dollars for a second character

Metal Gear Survive charges $10 United States dollars for a second character You can buy multiple Metal Gear Survive save slots for 1,000 Survival Coins each, which equates to a $9.99 purchase. As we mentioned, Konami is also selling cosmetic DLC, limited time character boosts, and extra loadout slots. Metal Gear Survive has had a whiff of controversy about it from day one. You can't directly spend your $10 anyway, as you'll be asked to purchase the internal value... [Full Article...]

Situation of fear and injustice created against me, says Mehul Choksi

Situation of fear and injustice created against me, says Mehul Choksi Mehul Choksi , the owner of Gitanjali Gems on Saturday wrote a letter to his employees expressing his "helplessness" over the escalating tensions in connection with the Nirav Modi-led Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam. "As per assessee's (Gitanjali Group) own valuation, it's worth about Rs 1,200 crore", an IT department official told IANS. ► Raids are being conducted in Lucknow, Noida, Ghaziabad... [Full Article...]

Staley Lawsuit-Missouri AD

Staley Lawsuit-Missouri AD Missouri's athletic director, Jim Sterk, later appeared on the January 30 episode of KTGR 100.5 FM's The Big Show Podcast, where he voiced his displeasure with the atmosphere created when the Tigers visited the Gamecocks. The SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey issued a statement on the matter on February 1, saying: "I have had discussions with athletics directors at both institutions". [Full Article...]

I never said 'give teachers guns': Trump slams media

I never said 'give teachers guns': Trump slams media Trump proposed a series of measures to respond to the shooting in Parkland, Florida , during a freewheeling session at the White House . All in all, it went about as you'd expect it to go! The president argued that bringing firearms into schools, which are largely gun-free zones, would deter attacks and "solve your problem". [Full Article...]

Shape Of Water Lawsuit Alleges The Film Stole From A 1969 Play

Shape Of Water Lawsuit Alleges The Film Stole From A 1969 Play I knew The Shape of Water had come to occupy a weird place in the pre-Oscar culture when WeSmirch recently informed me that the man/fish/possible Amazonian deity whom Sally Hawkins falls in love with in the fantastical film had inspired a " ruffled, gill-like " dildo . [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch Is January's Best Selling Console In The US

Nintendo Switch Is January's Best Selling Console In The US NPD says that this is a sign that the gaming market is as healthy as ever . This comes after a strong 2017 where Nintendo's Switch debuted to huge sales without stripping away a significant number of customers from Microsoft and Sony . Total industry sales of $1.1 billion were the highest we've seen since January 2011, with games like Monster Hunter: World , Dragonball Fighterz , and Call of ... [Full Article...]

Winter Weather Leaves Icy Conditions In County

Winter Weather Leaves Icy Conditions In County The snow chance decreases into the Sunday afternoon, with highs still in the 40's. Those numbers were record highs for the day, shattering the old daily records for each city (67° in Allentown, 71° in Reading). However, there is the threat for some icing mostly on untreated surfaces. "Light icing followed by light-to-moderate snowfall accumulations will result in slippery travel conditions", t... [Full Article...]

Low wages, health costs force West Virginia teachers into statewide strike

Low wages, health costs force West Virginia teachers into statewide strike Whether Wood County Schools will be open on Monday was unclear on Friday. "This is not an easy decision to make", West Virginia Education Association president Dale Lee said at a press conference. "Our members have spoken and the Legislature has not". As a result, the education employees are not prepared to go back to work yet. Representatives of the West Virginia Education Association and the... [Full Article...]

Trump blasts Sessions, demands Russian Federation investigation look at Obama

Trump blasts Sessions, demands Russian Federation investigation look at Obama Trump says that the Russian efforts to throw the election to him, not Hillary Clinton , had no impact and were former President Barack Obama's fault and that Obama is to blamed for not doing anything. "But it could also be China", he said during the debate. "I think that's a two-way street, that there is a level of respect that could be, certainly brought from the press corps as well",... [Full Article...]

Thursday weather: Winter weather advisory in effect until 10 am

Thursday weather: Winter weather advisory in effect until 10 am There are indications another strong low pressure system may affect the area Wednesday night through Thursday , bringing another chance of snow, rain, or a mix. West southwest wind 10 to 13 miles per hour. Gusty winds are also forecast to develop Saturday evening, and continue through the day Sunday. Plan on hard travel conditions. [Full Article...]

Marcus Davenport to Packers again in Mel Kiper's 2.0 mock draft

Marcus Davenport to Packers again in Mel Kiper's 2.0 mock draft Kirk can also help out in the return game. Hurst will have an opportunity to impress next week at the NFL Scouting Combine , held February 28 through March 5 in Indianapolis. At the same outlet, former National Football League general manager Charley Casserly concurs with the Oliver pick, citing cornerback Trumaine Johnson's pending free agency along with a positional need. [Full Article...]


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