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    NYC rape case highlights loophole that allows police to dodge sex assault charges

    The 18-year-old woman was driving with two friends near Coney Island in September when the two plainclothes detectives pulled her over and found marijuana. The officers released the two male passengers, handcuffed the woman and told her she was under arrest, prosecutors say. Then, investigators say, detectives Eddie Martins and Richard Hall repeatedly sexually assaulted her before releasing her on Sept 5. The woman went to the hospital, where prosecutors say DNA was obtained that matched both me...

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    Hero military veteran, 88, declares 'fear is not in my dictionary' as he saves woman from five knife-wielding robbers

    An 88-year-old military veteran has been praised for "extraordinary bravery" after fighting off a gang of five robbers to rescue a young woman from being mugged. John Nixon, a widower, told the Evening Standard he trained as a commando at the Achnacarry depot in the Highlands in the 1940s and fought in the Korean War.

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    Six-year-old boy should get access to cannabis to help his epilepsy, MPs say

    MPs have called on the Home Secretary to issue a medical cannabis licence to a six-year-old boy whose rare form of epilepsy improves after taking the drug. Alfie Dingley has a rare form of childhood epilepsy (PCDH19) which triggers multiple serious seizures - at one point he had 3,000 seizures and 48 hospital visits in a year.

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    Tillerson to North Korea on talks: 'I'm listening'

    "My job as chef diplomat is to ensure that the North Koreans know, we keep our channels open," Tillerson told the CBS news show "60 Minutes."

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    Iceland law to outlaw male circumcision sparks row over religious freedom [Graphic]

    Jewish and Muslim leaders condemn first European country to propose ban. Iceland is poised to become the first European country to outlaw male circumcision amid signs that the ritual common to both Judaism and Islam may be a new battleground over religious freedom. A bill currently before the Icelandic parliament proposes a penalty of up to six years in prison for anyone carrying out a circumcision other than for medical reasons.

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    Elon Musk gets permission to do a little digging for his Hyperloop

    It's been far easier for Elon Musk to send a rocket to the Mars than move a pebble in Washington, D.C. That could be changing, according to The Washington Post. The SpaceX entrepreneur's tunnel digging company, The Boring Company, recently received vague permission to do some exploratory digging at 53 New York Avenue NE.

  • 2 days ago
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    Scientists stunned by huge light discovery

    Scientists have just found a way to create a new form of light that could totally change the future of computing and communications. Researchers in a lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology were able to link photons and create an entirley new light form that could be used to build light crystals with tremendous scientific applications.

  • 2 days ago
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    Shop owners who sold gun to school shooter close business

    The gun store owners who sold confessed Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz the semiautomatic refile he used to kill 17 people on Wednesday said their devastated the weapon came from them. Michael and Lisa Morrison said that they are so 'mortified' over the event, they shuttered their business, Sunrise Tactical Supply, indefinitely on Friday.

  • 3 days ago
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    Polar ice is lost at sea

    Our planet reached another miserable milestone earlier this week: Sea ice fell to its lowest level since human civilization began more than 12,000 years ago. That worrying development is just the latest sign that rising temperatures are inflicting lasting changes on the coldest corners of the globe. The new record low comes as the planet’s climate system shifts further from the relatively stable period that helped give rise to cities, commerce, and the way we live now.

  • 3 days ago
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    White House responds to Russia indictments: "NO COLLUSION"

    The White House seized on the indictments of Russian individuals and organizations for allegedly interfering with American democracy in the 2016 presidential election to claim they further cleared the president and his campaign of any allegations of wrongdoing. “President Donald J. Trump has been fully briefed on this matter and is glad to see the Special Counsel’s investigation further indicates — that there was NO COLLUSION between the Trump campaign and Russia and that the outcome of th...

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    Google Legally Fired Diversity Memo Author, Labor Agency Says

    Google did not break the law when it fired an engineer who wrote a memo critical of the company’s diversity efforts, a lawyer for a federal labor agency said. Last year, James Damore, a little-known engineer on Google’s search infrastructure team, incited outrage at the company and across Silicon Valley for making an argument that seemed to rationalize the pay and opportunity gap between genders at technology companies.

  • 3 days ago
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    How does space change the human body?

    Scott and Mark Kelly are identical twin brothers. Though that alone does not make them unique, what does is the fact that they are also both astronauts. In order to take advantage of the Kellys’ unique situation, NASA scientists decided to conduct a detailed study on the twins, aimed at unraveling how nature versus nurture plays out in space.

  • 3 days ago
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    American tourist punched armed police at Buckingham Palace

    An American tourist assaulted two armed police officers outside Buckingham Palace after asking them if they knew any jokes, a court has heard. Ryan Robinson, 36, of Hawaii, punched Ben Collins in the face at least four times and tried to grab his Taser electrical weapon on Wednesday evening. When Simon Leckie tried to intervene, shouting “armed police, stand still” and pointing his weapon at Robinson, he knocked him to the ground.

  • 4 days ago
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    The Real Reason Why Credit Card Companies Are Banning Bitcoin Purchases

    Major banks around the world have started banning purchases of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on credit including banks in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and Europe. There have been a number of reasons behind the ban with most banks opting that they are trying to protect their customers from a risky unregulated market. Massive returns on cryptocurrency markets in 2017 saw so much growth that major exchanges had to block users making accounts due to not being able to kee...

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    Twin brothers arrested in NYC on explosives charges after bomb-making materials found

    Twin brothers have been arrested in New York City on explosives charges for making a bomb, multiple law enforcement sources told ABC News. The two arrests were made in The Bronx, the sources aid. Investigators recovered bomb-making materials as part of the investigation.

  • 4 days ago
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    Bitcoin leaves elite haters behind as it hits $10,000 again

    After a recent dip down below $7,000, the price of bitcoin has now jumped to over $10,000 again, according to trading figures on Coinbase and Blockchain.info. The rally comes as top European central bankers, among other high-level members of the world’s monied elite, have recently been publicly expressing skepticism in bitcoin.

  • 5 days ago
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    Amazon surpasses Microsoft in market value for the first time

    Amazon is now worth more than Microsoft. Amazon's market value — its closing share price multiplied by the number of shares outstanding — rose to $702.5 billion on Wednesday, and for the first time passed Microsoft, which is worth $699.2 billion as of the close of trading.

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    ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens

    In the hours following a violent rampage in Florida in which a lone attacker killed 17 individuals and seriously injured over a dozen others, citizens living in the only country where this kind of mass killing routinely occurs reportedly concluded Wednesday that there was no way to prevent the massacre from taking place. “This was a terrible tragedy, but sometimes these things just happen and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop them,” said Indiana resident Harold Turner...

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    South Korea set aside $2.6 million to pay North Korea's Olympics bill

    South Korea has approved spending $2.6 million to cover North Korea's costs at the Winter Olympics. Senior government officials met on Wednesday to approve the budget that will pay for hosting North Korea's delegation, including 200 cheerleaders, a 137-piece orchestra, and 22 athletes. The South will cover the cost of 424 North Koreans' food, Olympics entrance fees, transportation and accommodation, with most of the delegates staying in five-star hotels in Seoul.

  • 6 days ago
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    India’s forest and tree cover rises 1% since 2015

    Forest and tree cover in India has increased by nearly 1% since 2015 to 802,088 sq.km or about 24.39% of the country’s total geographical area (GA), shows a report released by the environment ministry on Monday. In a worrying trend, however, the report shows that forests in most of the biodiversity-rich north-eastern part of the country have been contracting continuously over the last few years.

  • 7 days ago
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    Unseen 1960s Photos of London's East End

    A hidden archive of glorious Kodachrome, rediscovered.

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    The Loudest Underwater Sound Ever Recorded Has No Scientific Explanation

    In 1997, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration discovered an unusual, ultra-low-frequency sound emanating from a point off the southern coast of Chile. It was the loudest unidentified underwater sound ever recorded, detected by hydrophones 5,000 miles apart. It lasted for one minute and was never heard again

  • 8 days ago
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    Putin approves legal change that decriminalises some domestic violence

    Vladimir Putin has signed into law a controversial amendment that decriminalises some forms of domestic violence. The amendment, which sailed through both houses of Russian parliament before Tuesday’s presidential signing, has elicited anger from critics who say that it sends the wrong message in a country where, according to some estimates, one woman dies every 40 minutes from domestic abuse. It makes “moderate” violence within families an administrative, rather than criminal, offence.

  • 8 days ago
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    Two Ohio Police Officers Killed Responding to 911 Hangup Call, Officials Say

    Two police officers in a city near Columbus, Ohio, were shot and killed Saturday while responding to a 911 hangup call involving potential domestic abuse, the authorities said. Chief Joe Morbitzer of the Westerville Police Department said the officers, Eric Joering, 39, and Anthony Morelli, 54, had responded at 12:10 p.m., eight minutes after the call, about a “potential domestic situation.”

  • 9 days ago
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    The RNC Is Hawking Old Trump Merch For The Olympics, And Folks Aren’t Happy

    The Republican National Committee is catching heat on Twitter after it encouraged people to support Team USA at the Winter Olympics by buying this old beanie from President Donald Trump’s website...