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Trump Applies the Brakes Day After Elephant Trophy News

November 18, 2017 |

President Trump said Friday he’s delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review “all conservation facts.” The US Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it would allow such importation from Zimbabwe and Zambia, arguing that encouraging wealthy…
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Are Amazon’s ‘Last Mile’ Drivers ‘Utterly Expendable’?

November 18, 2017 |

Amazon has an open secret that few pay heed to: a “nearly invisible workforce” that works to get consumers their packages on demand, per Gizmodo . Bryan Menegus dives into the company’s Flex program, responsible for the firm’s “last-mile” service, which involves getting ordered goods to a customer from the last…
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Ohio Gov. Candidate Reveals Sexual Past in Bizarre Post

November 18, 2017 |

A state Supreme Court justice running for Ohio governor volunteered candid details of his sexual past on Facebook, saying Friday that he was taking a swipe at the “media frenzy” over sexual misconduct, the AP reports. Democrat William O’Neill’s post was immediately attacked as inappropriate and led to calls for…
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After Decades of Quiet Visits to Boy’s Grave, Mystery Mourner Identified

November 18, 2017 |

Twelve-year-old Karl Smith drowned on a Scouting trip in 1947. For decades now, people have been leaving flowers and poems on his grave near Cheltenham, England, and his sister, Ann Kear, has longed to know who the mystery visitors are. One of them has now been revealed as part of…
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‘We Are Praying’: Argentinian Submarine Missing 2 Days

November 18, 2017 |

Chile, Britain, and even NASA have joined the search for a submarine that disappeared two days ago with at least 44 people on board. The submarine—which the Guardian notes is one of three in the Argentinian navy—was traveling from the south of Argentina to its base hundreds of…
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Cheesesteak Fan Won’t Be Going Into Afterlife Hungry

November 18, 2017 |

A man who always joked that he didn’t want to venture into the afterlife hungry got his wish when he was buried with two cheesesteaks from his favorite sandwich shop—Pat’s King of Steaks in Philadelphia, the AP reports. According to his grandson, Dominic Lussi, when asked what he wanted…
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Could This Be the World’s Stinkiest Aphrodisiac?

November 18, 2017 |

The durian is a notoriously smelly fruit, as well as a reported superfood with numerous health benefits, but might it also have the ability to turn men into good sex-havers? That’s the question the Malaysian government is apparently setting out to answer. Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Ahmad Shabery Cheek…
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Maybe Letting Delivery Drivers Into Home Isn’t Actually So Safe

November 18, 2017 |

A recent survey of US adults found 68% weren’t comfortable giving delivery drivers access to their homes to leave packages inside, as happens with Amazon’s new service, the Seattle Times reports. That number may soon go up even further. A security research firm tells CBS News a “really simple” hack…
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He Grabbed a Suicide Bomber in a ‘Bear Hug,’ Saved Many Lives

November 17, 2017 |

Fourteen people were killed Thursday when an ISIS-aligned suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest outside a hall in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday. But many more would have died were it not for Afghan Police Lt. Sayed Basam Pacha. Pacha suspected the man was a bomber and told him to stop; when…
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Couple: Cops Detained Us After Mistaking Hibiscus for Pot Plant

November 17, 2017 |

A Pennsylvania couple is suing the police and an insurance company because they say they were handcuffed for hours in a patrol car after their hibiscus plants were confused for marijuana, the AP reports. Edward and Audrey Cramer say in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that a Nationwide Insurance Co. agent…
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