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Hillary Clinton Outspent Russians 53-1... And Lost

17 February, 2018 - 07:00

The mixed messages from yesterday's "shocking" indictments of some Russian trolls (while The FBI was busily ignoring potential mass murderers in Florida) need some context to calm the chaotic "told you so" narrative spewing from every orifice of every side in this debacle.

Ex-CIA director: US meddles in foreign elections 'for a good cause'

17 February, 2018 - 07:00

Following a federal indictment of Russians accused of meddling in the U.S elections, a former CIA director on Friday said the U.S. “probably” meddles in other countries’ elections, as well.

From Prozac to Parkland: Are Psychiatric Drugs Causing Mass Shootings?

17 February, 2018 - 07:00

Whille mass killers generally have guns in their hands, another commonality is that they often have psychiatric drugs in their blood. The difference, though, is that it isn't guns that have the side effect of "homicidal ideation."

Incentives matter: after back surgery, a routine urine test resulted in a $17,800 bill the patient was expected to pay

17 February, 2018 - 07:00

At a followup visit a year after Elizabeth Moreno had a disk removed to successfully treat her crippling pain, her doctor asked her to leave a urine sample; a few months later, Sunset Labs LLC of Houston sent her a bill for $17,800.

Hawaii bill would require background checks for parents who homeschool

17 February, 2018 - 07:00

Legislation has been introduced in the Hawaii State Senate which, if passed, would require homeschooling parents to undergo background checks. State Senator Kaialii Kahele’s bill is a reaction to several “high-profile abuse cases,” according to World’s Leigh Jones. The state’s Child Welfare Services would conduct reviews on parents wishing to homeschool their children.

Mexico helicopter crash kills 13 in wake of earthquake

17 February, 2018 - 07:00

A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed Friday in southern Mexico, killing 13 people, all on the ground, according to the Associated Press and Reuters. 

Israel hits target in Gaza with tank fire after ‘device explodes’ near IDF patrol

17 February, 2018 - 07:00

An Israeli tank fired at an observation post located in the southern Gaza Strip, the country’s Defense Forces (IDF) said. The shelling followed an explosive device being detonated near the Israeli patrol in the area. IDF troops were patrolling an area near the security fence in the Gaza Strip, the military tweeted. It is still unclear if the explosion resulted in any casualties. In response, the IDF used a tank to target an observation post in the area.

Florida H.S. student: We really thought this was a drill throughout much of it

17 February, 2018 - 07:00

Stoneman Douglas H.S. Senior Brian Hogg told CBS News on Friday that he and his classmates were not only told prior to the code red that there was going to be an active shooter drill but they actually thought much of what happened yesterday was actually a drill.

Hero Citizen Stops Mass Shooting in a Church, Cops Show Up and Shoot Him—Media Silent

17 February, 2018 - 07:00

As news of the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida dominated the airwaves this week, a massive hostage situation—which was quickly turning into a mass shooting situation—was foiled by a hero in a church. That hero, however, is now in the hospital after police showed up to the scene and shot him.

US agents arrest more than 200 undocumented immigrants, target 122 businesses in California sweep

17 February, 2018 - 07:00

A five-day immigration sweep has led to the arrest of 212 undocumented immigrants and the targeting of 122 firms in Southern California, federal officials said Friday.

Pastor of Philippine mega-church detained after piles of cash found on private jet

17 February, 2018 - 07:00

The head of a mega-church in the Philippines was detained at Honolulu's airport after federal agents found $350,000 in cash on the private plane he was on. Also found on the plane, parts to assemble military-style rifles, according to sources.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Calls On FBI Director to Resign for Failing to Investigate Tip

17 February, 2018 - 07:00

Gov. Rick Scott called on the FBI director to resign Friday after the bureau admitted that it failed to investigate a tip in January about the Parkland school shooting suspect.

Innocent 84yo Grandmother Assaulted by Police as They Did a Welfare Check on Her Neighbor

17 February, 2018 - 07:00

A family in Mesa, Arizona has just learned the hard way what calling police to help a relative can often look like as their grandmother is now in the hospital after a welfare check. Showing their incompetence, the welfare check was for another family member but the police assaulted the innocent grandmother anyway.

Nigeria bomb blasts cause deaths at fish market

17 February, 2018 - 07:00

Three suicide bombers have hit the town of Konduga in north-east Nigeria killing at least 18 people. Two attacked a fish market and a third struck nearby, security sources said. Boko Haram jihadists are being blamed for the blasts, though the group has yet to say it was behind them.

This Short Seller Pressed ‘Tweet.’ Then the FBI Showed Up

17 February, 2018 - 07:00

Short-sellers aren’t known for restraint and decorum, and that goes double on Twitter, where Marc Cohodes vowed to take down a CEO he accuses of fraud. “I will bury the little fella in a shoe box,” Cohodes tweeted in October. Weeks later, a black Ford Expedition pulled up to the short-seller’s Sonoma County ranch. Two FBI agents emerged. They showed Cohodes a printout of his tweet and a second one that mentioned loaded guns. “Stop sending threatening tweets” about the CEO, one of the agents warned, or else.

No chance of cryptocurrencies replacing fiat money - JPMorgan

17 February, 2018 - 07:00

Virtual coins fail to meet the major criteria of currency, according to JPMorgan Chase, which has called them a bad store of value and a bad form of money.

Damore's Claim Men Have Higher IQs 'Discriminatory,' 'Constituted Sexual Harassment,' Labor Board Rules

17 February, 2018 - 07:00

The US National Labor Relations Board's Jayme Sophir rejected James Damore's labor complaint because his claims about "men's prevalence at the top of the IQ distribution" and "women's heightened neuroticism" were "discriminatory" and "constituted sexual harassment."

13 killed in Mexican helicopter crash, minister & governor aboard survive

17 February, 2018 - 06:58

Preview A helicopter carrying the Mexican interior minister and the governor of the earthquake-stricken state of Oaxaca has crashed. Both officials survived, but more than a dozen people were killed.
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Florida school shooter was part of NRA-sponsored air-rifle school squad – report

17 February, 2018 - 06:47

Preview Nikolas Cruz, who is accused of killing 17 people in a Florida school shooting rampage on Wednesday, honed his shooting skills as a member of a marksmanship team that received at least $10,000 in grants from NRA, AP reports.
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Russia ‘no threat,’ NATO expansion ‘dilutes effectiveness’ of bloc – ex-US defense secretary to RT

17 February, 2018 - 06:26

Preview NATO’s rapid expansion has not necessarily strengthened the alliance and the US should rethink its hostility towards Russia, former US Secretary of Defense William Perry said on RT’s SophieCo program.
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