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Facebook allowed advertisers to reach anti-Semitic individuals

Facebook allowed advertisers to reach anti-Semitic individuals Until just recently, Facebook allowed advertisers to target messages to people interested in Anti-Semitic topics, such as "Jew haters" and "how to burn Jews ". Facebook's advertising tools automatically generate ad categories based on these fields. Reporters for Pro Publica wrote that they had been able to select "Jew haters" as a group to target with ads on Facebook . [Full Article...]

Georgia teen's death at LSU frat house possible hazing incident

Georgia teen's death at LSU frat house possible hazing incident The Advocate reported crime tape surrounded the Phi Delta Theta house on Dalrymple Drive. "As a result, all, I mean all Greek activities are suspended indefinitely pending the results of a thorough investigation". He was transported from a fraternity house to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office is expected to perform an autopsy as part ... [Full Article...]

Ex-CIA Official Resigns After Harvard Courts Chelsea Manning

Ex-CIA Official Resigns After Harvard Courts Chelsea Manning Manning's identity as a transgender woman" but "it has everything to do with her identity as a traitor to the United States of America". In leaving his role with Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Morell further explained in his letter that he felt he had an obligation to defend sensitive national security information and that the school's decision to appoint Manning... [Full Article...]

'Just the Tip of the Iceberg': Trump Rips Susan Rice Over Unmasking

'Just the Tip of the Iceberg': Trump Rips Susan Rice Over Unmasking Later that month, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes claimed during a news conference that he had knowledge of intelligence reports that could validate Trump's accusation . government was not notified in advance of the December 2016 trip. Conservatives are questioning Rice's motives and arguing that there was no national security reason to unmask the names. [Full Article...]

Kremlin condemns United States ban on Kaspersky Labs software

Kremlin condemns United States ban on Kaspersky Labs software Officials say that the prominent company poses a threat to US national security and have given government agencies and departments 90 days to get rid of Kaspersky Lab software. Nicholas Weaver, a computer security researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, called the USA government decision "prudent;" he had argued for such a step in July. [Full Article...]

NYPD release footage of J'can killed in 'confrontation' with cops

NYPD release footage of J'can killed in 'confrontation' with cops The officers asked Richards to drop the knife 44 times and to drop the gun six times, Chief of Department Carlos Gomez said, before firing 16 shots that killed Richards. Ricardo I don't want to shoot you if you've got a fake gun in your hand. Ricardo, I am not telling you again. Eventually, after Richards doesn't comply, the officer draws his gun. [Full Article...]

Qatar's emir to meet Turkey's President Erdogan

Qatar's emir to meet Turkey's President Erdogan Sheikh Tamim will hold talks on "bilateral ties and regional issues as well as worldwide developments", Turkey's presidential office said in a statement. Sheikh Tamim is also due in Paris for talks with the French president. He added that if the emir and crown prince truly "seeks to improve the tarnished image of his country, let him address two issues that are now of major concern to the Jewish... [Full Article...]

American Fighting for ISIS in Custody in Syria

Earl Brown told The Daily Beast . US officials declined to publicly identity the American or say where he surrendered or under what circumstances, but they described him as a "known enemy combatant". The SDF is fighting ISIS on the ground in Syria with help from the United States, and they turned over the captive to Americans authorities. The American fighter, whose identity was not release... [Full Article...]

Trump Berated Sessions After Mueller Was Named Special Counsel

Trump Berated Sessions After Mueller Was Named Special Counsel Mueller III, on Mr. Sessions's decision to recuse himself from the Justice Department's Russian Federation investigation - a move Mr. Trump believes was the moment his administration effectively lost control over the inquiry. The Attorney General is still in position despite both that period of tension and repeated flogging by Trump during interviews in July, when the President also reportedly exp... [Full Article...]

Brexit: Boris Johnson says Jean-Claude Juncker's vision for Europe is 'fantastic'

Brexit: Boris Johnson says Jean-Claude Juncker's vision for Europe is 'fantastic' The simpler decision-making should also be used to decide on legislative proposals on Value Added Tax (VAT) and on a common consolidated corporate tax base, which would harmonize national rules on tax deductions, Juncker said. He said "Europe can deliver for its citizens where and when it matters", even as nations remain divided over how best to manage the EU's refugee emergency. [Full Article...]

North Korea: UN Decision Should Open the Way for Diplomacy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has recently said that it is possible to use the format of "Iran-Six powers" nuclear talks to resolve the issue with North Korea . Pyongyang also said it was "enraged" by the neighbouring countries that showed support for the new sanctions imposed by the UNSC on Monday. "The best deterrence we can have, next to having our own nukes, is to make Kim Jong Un ... [Full Article...]

Tillerson Says Imposing Oil Embargo on North Korea Will Be 'Very Difficult'

Tillerson Says Imposing Oil Embargo on North Korea Will Be 'Very Difficult' Tillerson also said Iran was clearly in default of the expectations of the 2015 deal. The reported conversation comes as the Trump administration is said to be considering a more aggressive strategy towards Iran, details of which the news service reported earlier this week. [Full Article...]

Lee schools closed through Friday

Lee schools closed through Friday Pasco County Schools will tentatively reopen on Monday after reassessing the situation in the schools used as emergency shelters. The public school system made the announcement at 10:30 a.m., calling off class for the remainder of the week. [Full Article...]

'Wind back in Europe's sails': Juncker

'Wind back in Europe's sails': Juncker Juncker gave his annual speech to the European parliament in Strasbourg in order to propose more help from EU countries, to join the euro , along with a series of institutional changes, including the creation of an EU finance minister. "With the largest defense budget in Europe, the largest Navy, British troops and planes deployed across land, air and sea in Europe, our role in the continent's d... [Full Article...]

Sammy cameo in vain as World XI lose opener

Sammy cameo in vain as World XI lose opener While Shehzad scored 43 (34 balls) Azam hit 45 (38). With Amla (72 not out) too joining the onslaught, World XI reached 44 runs off the first five overs before Sohail Khan (1-44) provided the initial breakthrough with the wicket of Tamim. [Full Article...]

Marvel's The Punisher: Netflix Releases Poster Art for New Series

Marvel's The Punisher: Netflix Releases Poster Art for New Series Like much of the show's publicity so far, the teaser revolves around the Punisher's infamous skull-shaped logo, this time building the skull out of scraps of military documentation. Without revealing many details, it gives a glimpse of the supporting cast. The series will premiere later this year on Netflix. "Now known throughout the city as The Punisher , he must discover the truth about injus... [Full Article...]

Trump Stands Behind Alabama's Sen. Strange

Trump Stands Behind Alabama's Sen. Strange Senate race: poll MORE (R) in the state's special Senate runoff. Moore continues to lead in all public polling, but unusual has a much larger war chest and allies like the Senate Leadership Fund that have been blanketing the airwaves with ads blasting Moore . [Full Article...]

Mattis: Pentagon Must Maintain System for Delivering Nuclear Weapons

Mattis: Pentagon Must Maintain System for Delivering Nuclear Weapons U.S. Strategic Command employs tailored nuclear, space, cyberspace, global strike, missile defense, joint electronic warfare, and intelligence capabilities that provide a holistic approach to deterrence and assurance. North Korea has been flexing its nuclear muscle - and in response, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is spotlighting the overwhelming numerical superiority of America's doomsday arsenal. [Full Article...]

Investigation Reveals That Motel 6 in Phoenix Reported Undocumented Guests to ICE

Investigation Reveals That Motel 6 in Phoenix Reported Undocumented Guests to ICE At least 20 arrests were made by ICE agents at two Phoenix Motel 6's, The Phoenix News Times reported . They fear they'll be reported to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and deported. Now if this was an isolated incident you might say "well maybe his girlfriend got mad enough to call the authorities", but this is not at all an isolated incident and local immigration attorneys are c... [Full Article...]

Protesters in Charlottesville call Jefferson 'racist and rapist,' wrap statue in black

Protesters in Charlottesville call Jefferson 'racist and rapist,' wrap statue in black The protesters called for the university to meet demands issued by the Black Student Alliance and other organizations after the white nationalist rallies, including the removal of Confederate plaques on the Rotunda and the addition of context to the Jefferson statue. [Full Article...]


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