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Obama: ‘We’ are to blame, not Islamic terrorism, for massacre

Obama: ‘We’ are to blame, not Islamic terrorism, for massacre

So I guess the president thinks Mateen didn’t mean it? Here again, and horribly, we have an unmistakable indication that Obama finds it astonishingly easy to divorce himself from a reality he doesn’t like — the reality of the Islamist terror war against the United States and how it is moving to our shores in the form of lone-wolf attacks. He called it “terror,” which it is. But using the word “terror” without a limiting and defining adjective is like a doctor calling a disease “cancer” withou...

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  • Jennifer Grainger 1 week, 4 days ago
    If we are going to name the terrorists as "radical Islam" Then it is only fair to name the Ku Klux Klan as radical Christianity.
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  • Oli Anderson 1 week, 2 days ago
    I think it is absolutely fair that we begin to take responsibility as a whole for what we are facing. The US's actions absolutely had an impact on the increase of terrorism both here and globally. And anti-LGBT policy and sentiment of course had an impact on an attack aimed at them. How is anything the President said controversial?
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Fire burning in Santa Barbara County more than doubles to 4,000 acres overnight

Fire burning in Santa Barbara County more than doubles to 4,000 acres overnight

A wildfire in Santa Barbara County that’s threatening homes and closing major highways more than doubled in size overnight to 4,000 acres, federal officials said early Friday. Chewing through vegetation that hasn’t burned since the 1950s and pushed by 40 mph winds, the Sherpa fire crawled toward Highway 101 between El Capitan State Beach and Gaviota, forcing the California Highway Patrol to shut down the coastal route overnight. On Thursday night, authorities said the fire had burned 1,700 ac...

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Technology

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Introducing Hover, An AI-Powered Indoor-Safe Camera Drone

Introducing Hover, An AI-Powered Indoor-Safe Camera Drone

The AI-powered micro quadcopter hovers in place and shoots 4K video from within a people-safe carbon fiber casing. Hover does exactly what it sounds like: Turn it on and it hovers in midair wherever you leave it. Hover is more a flying camera than a joyriding drone, and the controls on its paired smartphone app are for delicately repositioning it, not zooming to atrial heights. But the real breakthrough feature is its sophisticated AI programming that not only keeps the platform exceedingly l...

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The Romanian Teen Hacker Who Hunts Bugs to Resist the Dark Side

The Romanian Teen Hacker Who Hunts Bugs to Resist the Dark Side

In the past four years, Coltuneac has gotten bug bounty payments from Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Adobe, Yahoo, eBay, and PayPal for flaws he reported. Such bounty programs are a chance for Eastern European hackers like him to pursue a legitimate career in cybersecurity. The allure of that life was powerful. Which is why he was so grateful to find out about bug bounty programs when he was 15. They pay enough to  keep his conscience clear and his bank account full. Bounties cover the cost his...

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World News

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Japanese Boy Who Went Missing in Forest Found

Japanese Boy Who Went Missing in Forest Found

Appearing outside the hospital the boy was taken to after he was found, his father apologized and vowed to do a better job of raising him. "We have raised him with love all along," said the father, Takayuki Tanooka, who along with the boy's mother had made him get out of their car as punishment on Saturday. The couple told Japanese TV news that they left him in a forest, reputed as ridden with bears, and when they returned several minutes later he had vanished. "I really didn't think it would...

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  • Oli Anderson 11 hours, 35 minutes ago
    They learned an important lesson and got so lucky. Living in the US, you learn to appreciate the dangers of forests and nature areas; people vanish on trails with nothing but a couple feet between you all the time. It is so wonderful that the little boy was found alive.
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China's toxic school: officials struggle to contain uproar over sick students

China's toxic school: officials struggle to contain uproar over sick students

Illnesses ranging from nosebleeds to leukaemia among pupils at Changzhou Foreign Languages School, with highly toxic illegal waste dumping blamed The scandal hit China’s front pages and sparked a major public outcry this week after tens of millions of television viewers tuned into a report about the students’ plight on state broadcaster CCTV. “My leg cramps and I get pimples,” one 12-year-old girl told the channel’s reporters. “My hands start to peel.” In August that year, President Jimmy Car...

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  • Oli Anderson 11 hours, 34 minutes ago
    Horrifying, but depressingly not surprising...
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Sports

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With N.H.L. Expansion, Las Vegas Hits the Jackpot: A Pro Team

With N.H.L. Expansion, Las Vegas Hits the Jackpot: A Pro Team

For decades, the country’s top professional sports leagues were so fearful of game-fixing that they generally dismissed the idea of putting teams in Las Vegas, the country’s gambling mecca. But the once unthinkable has quickly become a reality: Las Vegas has landed one big league team, and it may have two or even three in the future. Advertisement Indeed, according to the American Gaming Association, 19 N.F.L. stadiums are less than 20 miles from a casino, and daily fantasy companies allow fa...

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Russia’s Track and Field Team Barred From Rio Olympics

Russia’s Track and Field Team Barred From Rio Olympics

Russia’s track and field team has been barred from competing in this summer’s Rio Games because of a far-reaching doping conspiracy, an extraordinary punishment that might be without precedent in Olympics history. The global governing body for track and field, known as the I.A.A.F., announced the decision on Friday, ruling in a unanimous vote that Russia had not done enough to restore global confidence in the integrity of its athletes. The Russian ministry of sport said in a statement on Frid...

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Politics

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Why Obama couldn't stop the Brexit

Why Obama couldn't stop the Brexit

Turns out Barack Obama wasn’t quite Britain’s cup of tea. Despite an approval rating in the 80s in Britain when the president landed in London in April, the polling bump that the Remain campaign was counting on from Obama's endorsement didn’t materialize. The arguments he made didn’t seem to break through in a real and lasting way, at least when weighted against the massive anti-immigrant sentiment, frustration with the European Union’s bureaucracy and regulations and Cameron’s tendency t...

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  • Oli Anderson 4 days, 11 hours ago
    I don't see how any other country's leader could have had any real impact on this decision. A bunch of the voters who chose to leave regretted it immediately, or when the results were announced. Obama wasn't a factor, ignorance was.
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El-Erian on Brexit: The unthinkable has become reality

El-Erian on Brexit: The unthinkable has become reality

Brexit devastates young Brits The Brexit vote has left many young British citizens devastated. The majority of young people supported staying in the EU, while their older counterparts were more in favor of leaving. However, according the Wall Street Journal, 19% of voters 18 to 24 said they wouldn't vote. Why celebs with global exposure are angry

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Celebrity

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What happened to Meg Ryan's face?

What happened to Meg Ryan's face?

Meg Ryan presented at the Tony Awards today, and her “new look” shocked many viewers. The 54-year-old’s dramatically different appearance quickly became a hot topic on Twitter: Dear God.... What happened to Meg Ryan? “I don’t pay a lot of attention frankly,” she said of what’s written about her. “There’s a lot of hatred in the world today; it’s so easy to judge. Imagine being a hater, how stupid!

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