Two Dead, Several Injured in Finland, Police Shoot Knifeman
08/17/2017 09:00 PM

Two people have been killed, reports Helsinki newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, after police used a firearm to stop a knifeman during an attack in the city of Turku, in the southwest of Finland. A manhunt is underway as police search for what they described as “more perpetrators” in the city, suggesting there may have been a brawl or even mass attack.


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Chief strategist Steve Bannon exits Trump White House
08/17/2017 09:00 PM

Former Breitbart executive Steve Bannon is the latest casualty of White House power struggles. US President Donald Trump’s chief strategist has departed at the urging of the chief of staff, retired General John Kelly. Kelly and Bannon “have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. “We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.”


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Scientists 3D-print ‘high-resolution’ living tissue
08/17/2017 09:00 PM

Oxford University scientists have found a ground-breaking way of 3D-printing living tissue that could pave the way for regenerative medicine. The new way to 3D-print stem cells to recreate complex living tissues was devised by Oxford scientists in collaboration with Bristol’s School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. The discovery could revolutionize regenerative medicine as it allows for the reproduction of complex tissue that could replace or repair damaged or severed areas of the body.


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First CCTV video emerges showing van attack in Barcelona
08/17/2017 09:00 PM

The first video of the ramming attack which killed 14 people and injured more than 100 others in Barcelona on Thursday has surfaced online. A CCTV camera inside a museum in Las Ramblas caught the van plowing through the crowded street. The footage was taken by anindoor camera at a local erotic museum, and overlooked a window facing Las Ramblas.


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Urban Warfare: NATO Issues RFP For Training To Fight In Big Cities With "Dense, Interconnected Populations"
08/17/2017 09:00 PM

Throughout the 2016 campaigning cycle, then candidate Trump frequently criticized NATO as “obsolete” and repeatedly knocked allies for not paying their “fair share.” Then, in a shocking reversal, Trump hosted a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg, just a few months after moving into the White House, in which he declared: "I said it was obsolete.  It's no longer obsolete."


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Wasserman Schultz's ex-IT aide indicted on 4 counts
08/17/2017 09:00 PM

The federal case against Imran Awan, a former IT aide for Democratic Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, expanded Thursday with an indictment on four counts including conspiracy and making false statements. He originally was charged with a single bank fraud count; his wife Hina Alvi also was indicted Thursday.  The grand jury decision in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia comes roughly a month after Awan was arrested at Dulles airport in Virginia trying to board a plane to Pakistan, where his family is from.


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Four 'terrorists' die in Spain shoot-out
08/17/2017 09:00 PM

The Foreign Office confirms Britons are among the injured as Spain's emergency services confirm the death toll has risen to 14.


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House explosion in Alcanar, Catalonia, may be linked to Barcelona terrorist attack - police
08/17/2017 09:00 PM

An explosion Wednesday night in Alcanar Platja is believed to be linked to the Las Ramblas attack in Barcelona, regional authorities have said. Initially, police presumed it was a gas leak that caused the destruction of a house that led to at least one death and several injuries. At least one person died and another six were injured in the explosion at around 11.15pm Wednesday night in the village of Alcanar Platja in southern Catalonia.


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Survivors Win Confidential Settlement In Lawsuit Against CIA Torture Psychologists
08/16/2017 09:00 PM

Two psychologists, James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, who were contracted by the CIA to develop torture techniques, agreed to a confidential settlement with torture survivors. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued Mitchell and Jessen on behalf of Suleiman Abdullah Salim, Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud, and the family of Gul Rahman. The lawsuit alleged the CIA contractors committed crimes that included water torture, forcing prisoners into boxes, and chaining prisoners in painful stress positions to walls.


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Teacher arrested for assaulting white nationalist: Violence against far-right ‘not a crime’
08/16/2017 09:00 PM

The Berkeley area teacher who pummeled a white nationalist last year, and just recently was arrested on assault charges for that attack, is claiming that “standing up to fascism is not a crime.” By Any Means Necessary’s Yvette Felarca, who teaches in the Berkeley Unified School District, said at her arraignment that “Standing up against the rise of Nazism […] in this country is not a crime,” and added “We have the right to defend ourselves.”


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GRAPHIC VIDEO: Aftermath of Barcelona terror attack
08/16/2017 09:00 PM

The Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack in the Spanish city of Barcelona Thursday. Earlier in the day, a van hit pedestrians in the city’s central Las Ramblas area. Catalonian authorities claim 13 people were killed and over 80 were hospitalized in the attack.


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UAE: Weapons Money Intended For Economic Development Being Secretly Diverted to Lobbying
08/16/2017 09:00 PM

the UAE accepted unpaid offset obligations as cash payments to a large financial firm called Tawazun Holding. Tawazun sent the $20 million to a UAE think tank called the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research. ECSSR then began sending that money to the Middle East Institute, a prestigious D.C. think tank that has a history of promoting arms sales to Gulf dictatorships.


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Wells Fargo Reshuffles Board With Scandal-Ridden Insiders
08/16/2017 09:00 PM

Wells Fargo, the current poster child for corporate crime recidivism, announced that three of its board members would step down at the end of the year, in a nod to the company’s many incidents of customer abuse. But, in an example of what passes for accountability in the modern age, they did not claw back any compensation from those board members. Instead, the departing board members were allowed to take an early retirement. And the replacements are either already on Wells Fargo’s payroll, or come from close corporate partners.


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Parents Catch FBI in Plot to Force Mentally Ill Son to Be a Right Wing Terrorist
08/16/2017 09:00 PM

It’s become a near-weekly occurrence. Somewhere in some state, the FBI will announce that they’ve foiled yet another terrorist plot and saved lives. However, as the data shows, the majority of these cases involve psychologically diminished patsies who’ve been entirely groomed, armed, and entrapped by FBI agents. Simply put, the FBI manufactures terror threats and then takes credit for stopping them.


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The U.S. Military Will Be Conducting ‘A Major Military Exercise’ On The Korean Peninsula During The Solar Eclipse
08/16/2017 09:00 PM

On August 21st, approximately 25,000 U.S. troops will join “tens of thousands” from the South Korean military to conduct a “major military exercise” that is already triggering threats from North Korea. Considering the fact that any sort of provocation could cause a nuclear war to erupt on the Korean peninsula, is this really a wise thing to do? The more research that I do on this upcoming solar eclipse, the stranger things become. When I first started hearing about this eclipse many months ago, I didn’t pay too much attention, but now after looking into it extensively I do believe that it is going to be quite significant.


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Study Finds Higher Min. Wages Bring Crushing Job Losses For Female And Minority Workers
08/15/2017 09:00 PM

Anyone who has a basic understanding of elementary-level arithmetic and some common sense can easily explain why raising the minimum wage is bad for employment levels. In a nutshell, higher labor costs simply improve the payback profile of capital investments in technology thus accelerating job losses.


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Nazi Fears and ‘Hate Speech’ Hysteria are Being Amplified to Attack Civil Liberties
08/16/2017 09:00 PM

It doesn’t take courage to denounce Nazism. Moreover, it appears many of the people incessantly proclaiming how anti-Nazi they are, happen to be the same folks who have the most to answer for when it comes to all sorts of transgressions against the world over the past couple of decades. That said, I’ll give my my quick two cents on the Nazi, white supremacist hysteria currently being amplified by the corporate media.


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Man Runs Over Crowd in Barcelona, Maims and Kills Scores
08/16/2017 09:00 PM

Muslims are going to take over the world. Therefore, you should sign up for the military and encourage your politicians to wage more wars in the Middle East. That is the only way to stop them from attacking here, by attacking them there.


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Theresa May rejects appeal from 9/11 survivors to release suppressed Saudi Arabia terror report
08/16/2017 09:00 PM

Theresa May has rejected an appeal from survivors of the 9/11 attacks to make public a suppressed report into the role of Saudi Arabia in funding Islamist extremism in the UK. Earlier this summer, the British government announced it had decided not to publish the information, citing national security reasons and the “vast amount of personal information” it contained. 


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Assange Vows To Prove That Russia Was Not His Source In 3-Hour Meeting With Congressman
08/16/2017 09:00 PM

In a three hour meeting with Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Julian Assange vowed to provide proof that Russia was not the source of his leaks last year and promised more 'helpful' information in the near future. 


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