U.S. Border Patrol Overwhelmed by Influx From Central America

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MCALLEN, Texas — Seconds after the radio crackled and the government SUVs sped into the darkness, Border Patrol agents sprinted through the brush and toward the border in an all-too-familiar pursuit of drug smugglers.

Immigrants from Central America await transport from the U.S. Border Patrol on August 17, 2016 in Roma, Texas.

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Fake U.S. Embassy Operated in Ghana Past Decade

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A fake US Embassy which has been operating in Ghana for about 10 years has finally been discovered and shut down.

 

It is not clear exactly when that happened, but a joint task force of both Ghanaian and foreign security operatives shut down the fake Embassy operating somewhere in the capital, Accra,

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How Does Trump’s New CIA Chief Stand on Major Issues

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Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas, just tapped to be Donald Trump’s new CIA director, has had a lot to say about torture, Muslims, terrorism, the Iranian nuclear deal and NSA spying. Here’s a sample:

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Pompeo on the release of the 2014

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Senate Quietly Outlaws GMO Labeling

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While attention was diverted to the US election for much of this year, the Senate quietly made null and void state laws that require that GMO foods be labeled.

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House Votes to let Syrian Rebels Have Anti-Aircraft Weapons

The House voted for the first time today to explicitly authorize the incoming Donald Trump administration to arm vetted Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles.

Today, the House passed a defense bill that conditionally allows the provision of MANPADs to anti-Syrian regime forces.

While the language in the annual defense bill also creates restrictions on

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Dutch Alcoholic Chooses Assisted Suicide to End Misery

A father of two children in the Netherlands, was killed by his doctor through a lethal injection after he could not bear the pain of being an alcoholic.

41-year-old Mark Langedijk begged Dr. Marijke, a general practitioner, to end his life as there was no chance left for recovery.

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Google’s Translation AI Created its Own Language…..by Itself

Google recently announced that its new AI-based translation software, Neural Machine Translation (NMT), has developed an internal language of its own to facilitate its translation of certain languages — and Google can’t explain how it did it.

Neural Machine Translation (NMT) was developed by Google to allow a more naturalistic automatic translation between languages:

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Hawking States why we Face Very Tenuous Times

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Barely a fortnight after predicting that mankind has only about 1,000 years to live on Earth before it has to look for another planet to survive, noted theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has written in a op-ed piece in the Guardian that the current era is the “most dangerous time for our planet.”

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China Upset Over Trump’s “Chat” with Taiwan Leadership

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China lodged a diplomatic protest after Donald Trump spoke to President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan on the phone.

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The move, which breaks away from four decades of US foreign policy, was the first telephone call between a US president-elect or president with Taiwan’s leadership since President

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$31mn Worth of Rubles Hacked Out of Russian Central Bank

Hackers have stolen 2 billion rubles — equivalent to $31 million — from accounts that banks keep at Russia’s central bank.The Bank of Russia confirmed the heist to CNNMoney on Friday.

Hackers tried to steal 5 billion rubles, but the central banking authority managed to stop them and redirect the funds, according to central bank

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Even the Nations Toughest Gun Laws Aren’t Having a Dent on Chicago’s Violence

CHICAGO— Mired in a level of violence not seen in nearly two decades, the nation’s third largest city recorded its 701st murder on Thursday, reaching a stunning milestone before year’s end.

Chicago has seen the number of killings increase by about 58% since last year, according to police department data. The city is on pace

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Russia Uncovers Plot to Subdue World Banking System

Russia said on Friday it had uncovered a plot by foreign spy agencies to sow chaos in Russia’s banking system via a coordinated wave of cyber attacks and fake social media reports about banks going bust.

Russia’s domestic intelligence agency, the Federal Security Service (FSB), said that the servers to be used in the

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Aussie Teen Forced to Marry in Pakistan, Then Beaten, Divorces Parents

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Girl, 15, ‘divorces’ her parents after they took her to Pakistan and forced her into an arranged marriage before beating her and returning to Australia without her Ayesha, 15, sued her parents in court to escape an arranged marriage Her mother tried to force her to marry on a trip back to Pakistan When refused,

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2,000 Veterans Just Arrived At Standing Rock To Form “Human Shield” Around Protesters

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Over two thousand veterans have volunteered to stand against police brutality and they have started arriving at the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp

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The Irish Have Now Passed Medicinal Weed

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The Dáil has passed a bill to make cannabis available in Ireland for medicinal use, after the Government said it would not oppose the legislation.

Put forward by People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny, the bill seeks to legalise and regulate cannabis products, which are used for medical purposes.

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Aldrin Needs to be Evacuated from Arctic

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced Thursday morning that it will provide a “humanitarian medical evacuation flight” from the South Pole for an “ailing” Buzz Aldrin.

Aldrin, who was the second man to walk on the moon, posted on Twitter Tuesday that he was headed to the South Pole:

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Drug Created In Student Lab for Ridiculously Low Cost

Daraprim drug’s key ingredient recreated by high school students in Sydney for just $20

For $US20, a group of high school students has created 3.7 grams of an active ingredient used in the medicine Daraprim, which would sell in the United States for between $US35,000 and $US110,000.

Key points: Sydney Grammar students recreate

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China’s Mouthpiece: U.S. Will Pay Price for THAAD Deployment

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The U.S. will “pay the price” for its decision to put an advanced missile defense system in South Korea, China’s most influential daily newspaper said on Saturday.

South Koreans watch a television broadcast on July 13 reporting the planned deployment of a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense missile system in the country.

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Insane: Japanese Skating Rink Thought it was “Cool” to Embed 5000 Fish in Ice

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The rink shut down after protests that it was “immoral” and “cruel”

A Japanese amusement park faced a deluge of criticism after opening an ice skating rink featuring thousands of dead fish suspended in ice.

Space World, in the southwestern city of Kitakyushu, closed the aquarium-themed skating rink on Nov. 17 after an online

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ISIS Vacates Mosul, Residents Left with Stories to Tell

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Until three weeks ago, many of Abu Osama’s customers were Islamic State militants who brought their wives and children to his pharmacy on the eastern edge of Mosul for injections and treatment.

A woman looks out by a door as an Iraqi Special forces intelligence team check ID cards in search of Islamic State

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