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Merkel: US, Britain No Longer Reliable Allies

May 29, 2017 |

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Trump walked away from the G7 summit in Sicily with very different takes on the meetings. The BBC reports that Merkel made a somber speech at an election event in Munich Sunday, suggesting that Europe could “no longer rely on allies” Britain and the…
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8th-Graders Ditch Photo Op With Paul Ryan

May 29, 2017 |

House Speaker Paul Ryan recently discovered that not all of social-media savvy Generation Z is game to jump in front of a camera. During a class trip to Washington, DC, half the visiting students from New Jersey’s South Orange Middle School opted out of a photo with Ryan, reports ABC…
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Woman Sues Candymaker for Its Sugar-Filled Jelly Beans

May 29, 2017 |

Most people know that jelly beans contain sugar. A California woman, however, says she was left in the dark and now wants retribution. Jessica Gomez says she purchased Jelly Belly’s Sport Beans—advertised as a supplement for carbohydrates, electrolytes, and vitamins—believing the candy had a lot less sugar than…
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Meet the ‘Heroes’ Who Died Defending Girls in Portland

May 28, 2017 |

New details are emerging about the three victims of Friday’s stabbing attack in Portland, two of whom died. People reports that Ricky John Best, 53, was killed at the scene of the attack while Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, died later at the hospital. Police say a third victim, 21-year-old student…
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Remembering Sharon Lane: Killed by Hostile Fire in Vietnam

May 28, 2017 |

Minutes before 6am, Army nurse Martha Green woke with a jolt to a thunderous explosion half a mile away. It was the steamy morning of June 8, 1969, and she was in her bed at Chu Lai base at the height of the Vietnam War. Green’s husband returned with tragic…
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Insane Indy 500 Crash Sends Race Car Flying Through Air

May 28, 2017 |

This year’s Indy 500 found its instant replay moment, and it looks like it could have come straight from a Michael Bay film. Driver Scott Dixon walked away Sunday from the nightmare crash captured in this video . (Replay starts about 47 seconds in.) It also can be seen in…
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In Monopoly’s Origins: a Warning About Landlords

May 28, 2017 |

You might think of Monopoly as a board game version of Capitalism 101, but its origins are rooted in anti-landlord sentiment, worries about wealth inequality, and an obscure economist. In the late 1800s, Henry George argued in favor of a tax on “land value” that would prevent landowners from getting…
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On Autobahn, It’s Raining Cash

May 28, 2017 |

German police say a businessman on a motorcycle lost a plastic bag stuffed with his day’s earnings while driving along a southern highway, sending a shower of cash across the Bavarian Autobahn. Ingolstadt police said Sunday the 36-year-old had been carrying about $ 10,000 in small bills Saturday night when…
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Homeland Security Chief: Leaks ‘Darn Close to Treason’

May 28, 2017 |

Whoever is behind the leaks of intelligence Britain shared with the United States in the wake of the Manchester bombing is in dangerous territory, according to the secretary of Homeland Security. “I believe when you leak the kind of information that seems to be routinely leaked—high, high level of…
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Miranda Kerr Marries Snapchat CEO

May 28, 2017 |

The world of single people is down one tech billionaire and one super model: Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel, 26, and Miranda Kerr, 34, got hitched over the weekend, reports US Magazine . If you didn’t get an invite, that’s because they kept it to a small ceremony of less than 50…
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