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US Women’s Soccer Player Ignored The National Anthem As An ‘F-You’ To Trump

U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe kept true to her promise and ignored the national anthem before the Women’s World Cup game against Thailand on Tuesday. Rapinoe, who is openly gay, has said that she would never sing the national anthem again as an ‘f-you’ to President Donald Trump. She announced that she would “never put my hand over my ...

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Chemical Castration Becomes Law For Certain Sex Offenders In Alabama

Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill into law Monday that will require some sex offenders to be chemically castrated before being released. This new law requires convicted sex offenders who have committed acts against a child under the age of 13 to begin chemical castration a month before they are released from custody. They will have to pay ...

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Kim Jong-Un’s Half-Brother Was An Informant For The CIA: Report

Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother reported to the CIA multiple times before he was murdered in 2017, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Kim Jong-nam, the deceased half-brother to the current leader of North Korea, met with the CIA “on several occasions” according to The Wall Street Journal, citing a person close to the matter. The source said that “there was a ...

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Allegedly Ran Away When Opponent Tried To Debate Her At The National Puerto Rican Day Parade

New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ran away from Rich Valdes’s debate request at the Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, according to the potential Republican challenger. Ocasio-Cortez allegedly “literally ran” away from her potential Republican challenger Rich Valdes at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday. Valdes tweeted that he tried to “politely introduce” himself to Ocasio-Cortez during ...

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Vietnam Says Some Chinese Exporters Are Using Fake ‘Made-In-Vietnam’ Labels To Avoid US Tariffs

Some Chinese exporters are putting fake “Made in Vietnam” stickers to try and avoid the U.S. tariffs, Vietnam alleged on Sunday. Vietnam said in a government statement that they have found dozens of cases where Chinese exports, including textiles, iron, steel, and aluminum, are being illegally transferred to Vietnam where fake stickers are then placed so that China can skirt the recent ...

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NASA Will Open International Space Station To The Public In 2020

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NASA announced on Friday that they plan to open the International Space Station (ISS) in 2020 to the public, private astronauts, private companies and film crews. Parts of the ISS will be opened for space tourism and filming in space, and private companies now have the opportunity to use the parts of the space station for producing, marketing and testing ...

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Two NYPD Officers Die Of Apparent Suicides One Day Apart

Two New York Police Department officers have died one day apart after apparent self-inflected gunshot wounds. Deputy Chief Steven Silks, executive officer of Patrol Borough Queens North, killed himself Wednesday near the police department where he worked, reported The New York Times. Police said he died of a self-inflicted wound. Silks, 62, was a month away from retirement. He had ...

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Man Arrested For Plotting To Blow Up Times Square

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A man has been arrested for allegedly plotting to blow up Times Square with grenades, local reports say. The man’s name has not been released, but he allegedly discussed buying grenades and detonating them in Times Square, according to ABC News, who cited law enforcement sources. He was arrested in an undercover operation by the New York Joint Terrorism Task Force when ...

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Nude Activists Meet Outside Of Facebook’s New York Headquarters To Protest Censorship Policies

Protesters met in front of Facebook’s New York headquarters on Sunday to be part of an art installation that aimed to bring awareness to Facebook’s censorship policies. Facebook and Instagram have censored many art nudity pieces, according to organizers and participants in the event. Instagram banned the movement’s hashtag Monday morning, removing approximately 500 photos related to the event, organizers ...

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What Could Go Wrong? Hillary And Chelsea Clinton Are Starting A Production Company

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea are starting a production company for film and television projects, Bloomberg reports. The Clintons’ will focus on women and aim to influence current culture. The projects will be by women and about women, sources close the matter said, according to Bloomberg. Hillary also signed a deal in August to be ...

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China Halts Purchases Of American Soybeans

China has halted purchases of American soybeans as Washington and Beijing trade tensions continue to grow, according to a Bloomberg report Thursday morning. While China doesn’t have any plans to cancel previous purchases of American soybeans, there haven’t been orders for state-grain buyers to continue, people close to the situation told Bloomberg. The sources, who asked to remain anonymous, said ...

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Boeing To Be Grounded For Months And Will Face A Difficult Return

International Air Transit Association director general Alexandre de Juniac said Wednesday that the Boeing 737 MAX fleet could stay grounded for at least another two months, the Wall Street Journal reported. When the fleet will return is ultimately up to regulators, de Juniac said, according to the WSJ. Even after regulators agree to safety changes for the fleet they will ...

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Fundraising Bars To Be Higher To Qualify For Third Democratic Presidential Debate

ABC News, in partnership with Univision, will host the third Democratic presidential debate in September and the polling and fundraising bars will be higher for candidates to qualify, the Democratic National Committee announced Wednesday. In the first and second rounds of debates, candidates have to either pass a donor or polling threshold to qualify. For the third debate, however, candidates ...

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Report: Trump Administration Allowing Tourist Visas For Elderly Mexicans To Visit Undocumented Family In US

Since 2017, the U.S. government has been granting tourist visas to elderly Mexicans to visit their undocumented children currently residing in the United States, according to the Washington Post. The program, dubbed “Palomas Mensajeras Michoacan,” isn’t officially endorsed by the U.S. government, according to a statement given to WaPo. However, it has officials in Michoacan, Mexico, working with the U.S. ...

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