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  • KKK leader threatens to 'burn' black Latina journalist and calls her a 'n*****' during interview

    An Afro-Latina journalist conducting an interview with a member of the Ku Klux Klan has said he threatened her so violently that she was concerned for her safety. Ilia Calderón, a Univision journalist with both African and Colombian heritage, agreed to visit KKK leader Chris Barker on his wooded North Carolina property. Almost immediately, Mr Barker asked her why she didn’t “go back” to her country of origin.

    The Independent
  • Trump Is Just Six Senate Votes Away From Impeachment

    This article first appeared on the Brookings Institution site. At some point in 2019 (if not sooner) a Republican Senator may walk into the Oval Office and say to President Trump: “Mr. President, we don’t have the votes,” at which point the Trump presidency will end in a resignation or a conviction in the Senate. This scenario actually occurred forty-three years ago this summer when Republican Senator Barry Goldwater walked into the Oval Office and told Republican President Richard Nixon that they didn’t have the votes in the Senate to save his presidency.

    Newsweek
  • Tragic Details About A Woman Set On Fire And Stabbed By A Man She Supervised At Work —​ And Why His Previous Threats Were Ignored By The U.S. Army

    At approximately 5:10 p.m. on September 7, 2016, a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, heard screaming from an office adjacent to hers at Munson Army Health Center. The civilian NP ran into the hallway and found 26-year-old First Lieutenant Katie Ann Blanchard, an active duty Registered Nurse (RN) and mother of three, on fire from the waist up. The NP could see another coworker, 54-year-old Clifford Currie, in the office with Katie.

    YourTango
  • Missouri State Senator Urged To Resign Over Her 'Hope' For Trump's Assassination

    A Missouri state senator says she has no plans to resign ― despite loud calls from within her own party to do so ― after she said she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated. Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal made the comment on her Facebook page Thursday morning in response to a thread she’d started out of frustration over the white supremacist violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. While she deleted the post soon after, a screenshot of it nevertheless quickly gained traction, earning rebukes from across the political spectrum.

    HuffPost
  • How A German City Found An Absolutely Genius Way Of Handling Neo-Nazis

    What do you do when neo-Nazis keep flooding your town?

    HuffPost
  • I saw the leaked Game of Thrones episode and it reminded me why I hate winter

    The next Game of Thrones episode is already here if you know where to look. Episode 6 leaked not because smart hackers stole it, as some fans probably expected. No, it’s currently available online for download and streaming from shady source because of HBO which aired it by mistake on Wednesday. Of course, I had to verify it with my own eyes. One thing led to another, and I already saw the entire episode. Just as expected from a season 7 episode, it’s amazing. I won’t spoil any of the action for you, but I will tell you that it reminded me of the thing I hate most about winter’s arrival. I’m not going to tell you what happens in this episode. We know from the trailer that a group of heroes is going beyond the wall to retrieve an undead soldier that’s still… alive(?), just to prove to all the leaders in Westeros that the White Walkers are real. We also know from the trailer that there’s going to be plenty of fighting, and running, as Jon Snow and Co. can’t just snag an undead warrior and drag it back to Dany, Cersei, and everyone else interested in seeing it.   But what I will tell you is that episode 6 only fuels my annoyance with one particular flaw of the overall Game of Thrones script. We rarely saw the White Walkers in previous episodes, though we know they’re coming. They must be taking the scenic route, as they certainly take their time attacking humans. Jon Snow is the one who’s talking about the imminent attack, and he’s looking to make war preparations as soon as possible. The attack may come at any second, he seems to believe. Only it doesn’t. Meanwhile, it’s incredibly easy for everyone else to travel back and forth to the country. Whether on foot, by air or at sea, our favorite heroes and enemies have plenty of time to move around over huge distances. Yet this passage of time isn’t addressed by the show’s writers when it comes to the White Walkers. A Google Maps-like Westeros map is available at the end of this post, while the following image compares the size of Westeros to Africa. Yes, it's pretty big: Take Jon Snow for example. He’s traveled all the way from Winterfell to Dragonstone , spent plenty of time there, and then he embarked on a journey beyond the wall — that’s farther up north than Winterfell . While Jon Snow was mining for Dragonglass and debating knee-bending practices in Dragonstone , we saw a few major conflicts elsewhere. Euron Greyjoy trashed Yara’s fleet somewhere between King’s Landing and Southspear , which is way south. Then, the same Euron traveled back to King’s Landing to gloat. He then went to Casterly Rock , somehow trailing the Unsullied who were about to attack it, and destroyed their fleet just as they were conquering the deserted castle. All the while Jaime was attacking Highgarden and killing Olenna Tyrell. News travels pretty fast in Westeros, as Daenerys heard what happens and had the time to take Drogon and the Dothraki somewhere between Highgarden and King’s Landing in the hope of swift revenge. Mini rant: How did Dany transport the Dothraki if the fleet was largely destroyed? If news travels so fast in Westeros, were there no Lannister allies to see the horde marching around King's Landing and towards Highgarden? Also, if it's so easy to travel on foot, why is Dany worried about the Unsullied making their way back on foot? Getting back to all the action in season 7, it seems to me that the HBO writers have not considered that all these things take time. Dispatching ravens with news also takes time. Even dragons have a speed limit. Reacting to said news, and preparing for military action also takes time. All that is understandable. These are the Westerosi middle ages. But what are the walkers doing while this was happening? Are they waiting for the sea to freeze so they can bypass Eastwatch? Are they just waiting for the humans to make peace and offer a stronger resistance? These walkers clearly can run and can cover massive distances without requiring food, shelter, or any comfort. Yet the Night King is okay delaying this imminent assault on humanity. Other than this time-and-walkers-related rant it inspired, I thought the leaked Game of Thrones episode is simply brilliant.

    BGR News
  • Rape victim, 10, gives birth to daughter after being denied abortion

    A 10-year-old girl in India who was allegedly raped by her uncle has given birth to a daughter after being denied an abortion. The pregnancy was discovered after she complained to her parents that she was experiencing stomach pains. India’s Supreme Court denied her the opportunity to have an abortion because it claimed that the pregnancy was far too advanced.

    Yahoo News UK
  • Shocking Video Shows Bear Biting Off Man's Arm After He Provokes It

    The man ignored warning signs outside the cage and climbed over the fence to feed the bears milk.

    International Business Times

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