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Obama Commutes Manning Sentence

With only three days left in office, President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the majority of WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence.

Manning was convicted of violating the Espionage Act, among other charges, in 2013 after she stole secret documents from a computer system she had access to while working as an intelligence analyst

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Lethal Resistant Bacteria Spreading in U.S. Hospitals

A dangerous type of superbug has more tricks up its sleeves than we may be giving it credit for, a new study suggests.

The researchers found that this class of bacteria, CREs — that’s short for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae — has more ways to evade antibiotics than have been currently identified, and that

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Alleged Plot to Disrupt Presidential Inauguration

Leaked Audio: Leftists Plot Chaos at Inauguration, Plan to Kick Off “with a bang” – https://t.co/7vgLg8jK4O

— infowars (@infowars) January 16, 2017

In this video, Project Veritas investigators uncover a group known as the DC Anti-fascist Coalition plotting to disrupt President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration by deploying butyric acid

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Sexual Abuse Used as Subject for School Math Question

A US school has apologised after setting a maths questions that asked students about a girl being sexually abused by family members.

Parents complained to the school about this question

The homework asked: “Angelou was sexually abused by her mother’s _______ at age 8, which shaped her career choices and motivation for writing.”

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Widow of Terrorist to Get $760 Monthly Lifetime Allowance from Palestine

The widow of the terrorist who committed Sunday’s truck-ramming attack at the Haas Promenade in Jerusalem, killing four Israeli soldiers and wounding another 15, will receive a lifetime monthly stipend as a reward for her husband’s “martyrdom for Allah,” a prominent research organization reported on Wednesday.

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Mass Serial Killer Confesses to Additional 59 Murders

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A former policeman-turned-serial killer from the East Siberian city of Angarsk, Mikhail Popkov, has confessed to killing at least 59 more women, two years after he was given a life sentence for 22 murders, the city’s Investigative Committee said.

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Popkov has for now been charged with 47 of the new murders he has

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Earth Just Had a Near Miss

Early Monday morning, while people on the East Coast were making coffee, dropping kids off at school, and cursing in traffic, a space rock as big as a 10-story building slipped past Earth.

Illustrating a past near miss The trail of the asteroid that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, on February 15, 2013. Flickr/Alex Alishevskikh

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U.S. Intel Says Russia Has Potentially Harmful Info on Trump

Classified documents presented last week to President Obama and President-elect Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump, multiple US officials with direct knowledge of the briefings tell CNN.

The allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on

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Thailand Flood Causes 125mi Traffic Jam, Kills 25

Flash floods in southern Thailand washed out a bridge on the country’s main north-south highway on Tuesday, backing up traffic for 200 km (125 miles) as the death toll from days of unseasonable rain rose to 25, media reported.

A bridge damaged by floods is pictured at Chai Buri District, Surat Thani province, southern

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U.S. Navy Seals Accidentally Kill MI6 Operative

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A British aid worker who was killed by a grenade in Afghanistan during a botched rescue attempt by US special forces was actually working secretly for MI6, according to investigators at the Intercept website.

Linda Norgrove was captured by Taliban insurgents in eastern Afghanistan in September 2010 while she was working for the US contractor

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Micro Drone “Swarm” Tested by Pentagon

The Pentagon may soon be unleashing a 21st-century version of locusts on its adversaries after officials on Monday said it had successfully tested a swarm of 103 micro-drones.

The important step in the development of new autonomous weapon systems was made possible by improvements in artificial intelligence, holding open the possibility that groups

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U.S. Dropped Equivalent of 3 Bombs per Hour in 2016

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The U.S. dropped an average of 72 bombs every day — the equivalent of three an hour — in 2016, according to an analysis of American strikes around the world.

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The report from the Council of Foreign Relations comes as Barack Obama finishes up his presidency — one

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Are we Nearing the End of The U.S. Empire?

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Notable American foreign policy critic and linguist, Professor Noam Chomsky, has stated numerous times that the United States’ power has steadily been declining since the end of World War II. As Chomsky notes, in 1945, the United States had “literally half the world’s wealth, incredible security, controlled the entire Western Hemisphere, both oceans,

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Minimum Wage Rising 50%……. in Venezuela

Venezuela’s government has announced a 50% increase in the minimum wage and pensions amid runaway inflation.

The country has faced shortages of many goods and people have had to queue at supermarkets

President Nicolas Maduro says the move will protect jobs and incomes. Critics say it may worsen the crisis.

The opposition accuses Mr

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China Threatens “Revenge” if One China Policy Messed with

State-run Chinese tabloid Global Times warned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that China would take “take revenge” if he reneged on the one-China policy, only hours after Taiwan’s president made a controversial stopover in Houston.

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen met senior U.S. Republican lawmakers during her stopover in Houston on Sunday en route to

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Iran planning to assassinate Israel supporters in Europe

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Pakistani man indicted in Germany planned to kill prominent Israel supporters on behalf of Iran if Israel bombed Iranian nuclear facilities; one of his targets was Reinhold Robbe, a member of the Social Democratic Party and former president of the German-Israeli Society.

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Get Your Kids Used to Being Monitored, the Hal-Like AI for Kids

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Mattel is gearing up to drop Aristotle, an Alexa-like home assistant for your kids.

Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo are, at their core, more of a grown-up plaything than a true A.I.-powered personal assistant. Sure, they connect to the nascent Internet of Things, read the news, answer very focused questions, and offer a long

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Schumer Warns Trump of Intelligence Community Retribution

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) let slip a terrifying reality when it comes to the power of our nation’s president over “executive branch” agencies like the CIA. In an interview Tuesday with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Schumer said President-elect Donald Trump is “being really dumb” by taking on the intelligence community because if

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Huge 20% Gas Price Hike in Mexico Spurring Looting, Unrest (Video)

Mexicans angry over a double-digit hike in gasoline prices looted stores and blockaded roads on Wednesday, prompting over 250 arrests amid escalating unrest over the rising cost of living in Latin America’s second biggest economy.

Twenty-three stores were sacked and 27 blockades put up in Mexico City, Mayor

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S. Korea to Assemble Kim Jong-un Assassination Unit

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South Korean commandos would immediately “decapitate” Kim Jong-un and his military leadership if a nuclear strike is ever actually impending against the South, according to a new wartime plan.

The South Korean defense chief confirmed on Wednesday that the country plans to create a military unit in 2017 for the sole purpose of eliminating

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