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Trump slams Sessions as he reportedly considers firing his own AG

Trump slams Sessions as he reportedly considers firing his own AGThe president continued to attack his attorney general early Tuesday, railing against the nation’s top law enforcement officer in a series of tweets.




POSTED JULY 25, 2017 8:06 AM

Fake Street Signs Warning of 'Easily Startled Police" Appear After Cop Shoots Minnesota Woman

Fake Street Signs Warning of 'Easily Startled Police" Appear After Cop Shoots Minnesota WomanFake street signs appear after Minnesota cop fatally shot woman who reported hearing screams.




POSTED JULY 24, 2017 8:06 PM

Evangelical leaders rally around Kushner amid Russia probe

Evangelical leaders rally around Kushner amid Russia probeWASHINGTON (AP) — Evangelical leaders are rallying around White House senior adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner as he meets with congressional leaders investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election.




POSTED JULY 24, 2017 6:56 PM

Mark Cuban Agrees With Elon Musk, Says A.I. is "Changing Everything"

Mark Cuban Agrees With Elon Musk, Says A.I. is "Changing Everything"Elon Musk may seem like an alarmist, but he's got an ally in Mark Cuban.




POSTED JULY 24, 2017 9:27 PM

Richard Dawkins hits back at cancellation of Berkeley event for 'abusive speech against Islam'

Richard Dawkins hits back at cancellation of Berkeley event for 'abusive speech against Islam'Richard Dawkinswants "a public apology" from a California radio station that cancelled an event with the scientist because of his “abusive speech against Islam”. The influential academic and writer was scheduled to speak about his memoir A Brief Candle in the Dark at an event organised by Berkeley’s KPFA Radio next month. But KPFA has now cancelled the talk, citing his "hurtful speech" against Islam.  “We had booked this event based entirely on his excellent new book on science, when we didn’t know he had offended and hurt – in his tweets and other comments on Islam – so many people," KPFA wrote in an email to ticket buyers. KPFA exercises its free speech right not to participate with anyone who uses hateful language against a community already under attack. https://t.co/nTC1LYQKiG— KPFA Radio (@kpfa) July 21, 2017 "KPFA does not endorse hurtful speech. While KPFA emphatically supports serious free speech, we do not support abusive speech. We apologise for not having had broader knowledge of Dawkins’s views much earlier. We also apologise to all those inconvenienced by this cancellation.” Residents had reportedly highlighted statements made by the evolutionary biologist and confirmed atheist, including a 2013 tweet saying "Islam is the greatest force for evil in the world today". @ToddKincannon I think Islam is the greatest force for evil in the world today. I've said so, often and loudly.What are you talking about?— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) March 1, 2013 Professor Dawkins responded to the radio station in an open letter published on his website, saying he had lived in Berkeley for two years  and had appreciated KPFA's  "objective reporting and humane commentary".  "It was therefore a matter of personal sorrow to me to receive this morning your truly astonishing 'justification' for de-platforming me," he wrote. “You conspicuously did not quote a source when accusing me of ‘abusive speech’. Why didn’t you check your facts – or at least have the common courtesy to alert me – before summarily cancelling my event?” This is so stupid. Oh and by the way, my entire family is Muslim. Oh and Muslims aren't weak little children. They can hear other views.— Fouad (@fouadalnoor) July 22, 2017 Professor Dawkins said that he had “never used abusive speech against Islam”, explaining that while he had previously called Islamism “vile”, Islamism is not the same as Islam. “I have criticised the appalling misogyny and homophobia of Islam, I have criticised the murdering of apostates for no crime other than their disbelief. Far from attacking Muslims, I understand – as perhaps you do not – that Muslims themselves are the prime victims of the oppressive cruelties of Islamism, especially Muslim women,” the author wrote.  Dawkins 'not certain' God does not exist 01:31 Urging the radio station to find examples of the abusive speech, he added: "When you fail to discover any, I presume you will issue a public apology." Professor Dawkins' bestselling book about the study of evolution, The Selfish Gene, was named the most influential science book of all time last week by the Royal Society. Berkeley, historically known as the home of the Free Speech moment in the 1960s, has hit the headlines in recent months over the cancellations of other controversial speakers. An event for alt-right figure Milo Yiannopoulos was cancelled in February by the University of California after clashes involving far-left protesters, as was a speech by conservative pundit Ann Coulter. 




POSTED JULY 24, 2017 7:29 PM

Philippines to consult ASEAN on joint China sea oil search

Philippines to consult ASEAN on joint China sea oil searchThe Philippines tried Wednesday to reassure Southeast Asian neighbours about its proposal to partner with Beijing in oil exploration in the disputed South China Sea, promising to consult them on any plans. President Rodrigo Duterte has softened his predecessor's policy opposing China's claims -- which expand to nearly the entire sea -- causing alarm among neighbouring Southeast Asian countries, which also hold partial claims. On Monday Duterte said his government was in talks with China over joint drilling for natural resources in the sea, reversing years of tensions.




POSTED JULY 26, 2017 6:02 AM

Venezuelan agents seize two more court appointees: opposition

Venezuelan agents seize two more court appointees: oppositionBy Anggy Polanco and Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Two more people named to an alternative Supreme Court in defiance of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government were arrested on Wednesday by intelligence agents during a fast-escalating political showdown, the opposition said. Jesus Rojas and Zuleima Gonzalez were seized in central Anzoategui state after another appointee, Angel Zerpa, was arrested at the weekend, the opposition-led National Assembly said. Venezuela's majority-backed opposition is demanding Maduro abandon a Sunday election to create a controversial congress with powers to rewrite the country's constitution and override all other institutions.




POSTED JULY 25, 2017 6:46 PM

The 2018 Ford Mustang Starts at $25,585

The 2018 Ford Mustang Starts at $25,585The EcoBoost is actually cheaper than the 2017 model, but the GT's price rises by $2000.




POSTED JULY 26, 2017 12:58 PM

Passengers Stranded In Vegas, Stay In Vegas

Passengers Stranded In Vegas, Stay In VegasAllegiant Air left over 200 passengers in Las Vegas for four days after a canceled Oklahoma City-bound flight.




POSTED JULY 25, 2017 1:42 PM

Donald Trump bans transgender people from serving in US military due to 'disruption' they would cause

Donald Trump bans transgender people from serving in US military due to 'disruption' they would causeThousands of transgender people serving in the US military face an uncertain future after Donald Trump said he would ban them from serving. The move reverses President Barack Obama's policy that loosened restrictions on transgender people to serve in the US armed forces. Mr Trump's move drew swift condemnation from rights groups as "raw prejudice" with purely political motives, but it was praised by conservative activists and some Republicans.




POSTED JULY 26, 2017 10:10 AM

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