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Twitter explodes over Trump Second Amendment 'joke'

Technically Incorrect: An aside made by the Republican candidate was interpreted by many as suggesting the assassination of his Democratic opponent.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>"Hey," hissed Twitter. "The Second Amendment is …

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I shipped my spit to AncestryDNA to see how much I could learn from my genes — and found out my family history is more complex than I thought

After trying out 23andMe's $199 test, I wanted to see how one of its competitors' tests stacked up.<p>For $99, AncestryDNA will sequence your genes to help trace your geographic roots. It doesn't provide health and wellness information, although Ancestry launched a program aimed at tracking …

Genealogy

Here are the lavish ways the 'Rich Kids of Instagram' spent their holidays

The world's richest young Instagram users don't take a day off. Whether they're posing by a tree with a shocking number of gifts underneath it, jet setting to an exotic locale, or steering a paddleboard near a tropical island, the sons and daughters of the global elite are always documenting it on …

People are flocking to this cliff in Brazil to take amazing aventure shots — without the risk

People from around the globe are flocking to Pedra do Telégrafo, a cliff in Brazil, to take death-defying adventure photos overlooking the ocean below.<p>However, the photos aren't what they seem, and can be taken without actually having to defy death.<p>When the photos are cropped, they look as though a …

Stratfor has 11 chilling predictions for what the world will look like in 10 years

While international analysts often try their hand at predicting the major events of the coming year, Stratfor believes that it's identified the major trends of the next 10.<p>In many ways, Stratfor thinks the world a decade from now will be more dangerous place, with US power waning and other …

Geopolitics

This 'homeless' guy flies first class for free and says anyone could do it — here's how

And he's homeless, because he spends most of his time in the sky, flying first class — for free.<p>He says anybody could get free first-class tickets, if you play it smart.<p>"It sounds cliché, but I'm living my dream," Schlappig told Business Insider.<p>We spoke to Schlappig to hear his story:

A Secret Message Hidden In A CIA Sculpture 25 Years Ago Might Finally Be Solved

The sculpture is 12 feet high, and stands on the grounds of the CIA complex in Langley, Virginia. American artist Jim Sanborn built it 25 years ago.<p>Kryptos contains four hidden messages, carved out of metal. Those four messages are the clues to a riddle. Sanborn has hinted that solving the riddle …

At Least 12 Buildings Go Up In Flames In Violence-Torn Ferguson Area

Protests erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, following the decision by a grand jury to not indict police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August.<p>Authorities published Wilson's grand jury testimony and photos of his injuries following the decision.<p>About 25 …

Justice

Al Sharpton at Michael Brown funeral: 'Something is wrong in America'

The funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot dead by a white police officer, concluded on Monday with a powerful eulogy by the veteran civil rights campaigner, the Rev Al Sharpton, who declared the response to the killing demonstrated that “something is wrong in America”.<p>“Michael …

Scenes of Michael Brown's Funeral | Ferguson 2014 | The New York Times

Ferguson Protesters Disrupt St. Louis Symphony With Song For Michael Brown

Protesters disrupted a performance of the St. Louis Symphony on Saturday night, unfurling banners and launching into song just as the show was about to resume after intermission, according to reports.<p>As conductor Markus Stenz took to the stage for a performance of Brahms' "Requiem," several members …

Tom Morello Drops Protest Song 'Marching on Ferguson'

On September 5th at the Jail Guitar Doors benefit concert in Los Angeles, Tom Morello's the Nightwatchman unveiled a bluesy new rocker called …

Music

Tale of two streets in Ferguson - CNN.com

Missouri governor declares state of emergency

Ahead of a grand jury's decision on whether to indict a police officer in the killing of Michael Brown, Missouri has both called in the National Guard and diminished the role of the Ferguson Police Department.<p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Monday as a precaution, he said, in …

How #Ferguson became a social media rallying call - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- After Michael Brown's August 9 shooting death, DeRay Mckesson could not believe what he was seeing on social media as he scrolled through posts tagged #Ferguson and #MikeBrown<p>The hashtags accompanied scenes of the dead teen lying in the street and videos of distressed community members up …

Ferguson & Gov. Jay Nixon's Leadership Crisis

State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal represents an area that includes Ferguson, Missouri. She says that Gov. Jay Nixon is mishandling the growing …

Ferguson Protests Are Coming to Your City

Demonstrations in nearly 100 cities will follow Officer Darren Wilson's grand jury announcement.<p>On Wednesday evening in Ferguson, Missouri, a number of protesters gathered outside the police station for a spirited demonstration. And, for the first time, in several nights, a boisterous gathering …

Michael Brown's father: 'I don't want my son's death to be in vain'

In a video address published Thursday,<p>Michael Brown's father urged demonstrators to stay peaceful after a grand jury decides whether to indict the police officer who killed his unarmed 18-year-old son.<p>"My family and I are hurting, our whole region is hurting," Michael Brown Sr. said in the video, …

Justice

The FBI Just Arrested Two Guys Accused Of Buying Explosives To Use In Ferguson

The two men are allegedly members of the Black Panthers and live in the greater St. Louis area.<p>Tensions in Ferguson have risen in recent days as the community prepares for a verdict from the grand jury on whether or not officer Darren Wilson will be charged for the killing of Michael Brown, a black …

These Ferguson Protesters Have Become Some Of The Movement's Most Prominent Voices

<i>Johnetta "Netta" Elzie is part of a small group of activists in Ferguson, Missouri who have become essential sources of information about the protests. (Emily Kassie/The Huffington Post)</i><p>FERGUSON, Mo. -- In the beginning, they came to the protests just like everyone else. Alexis Templeton and …

Ferguson shooting: Michael Brown protests inspire artist Howard Barry

The mass demonstrations in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson inspired local artist Howard Barry.<p>A day after Michael Brown was killed by police officer Darren Wilson, Mr Barry choose to air his anger and frustration in art, he told the BBC.<p>His drawings, along with …

Protest

Obama calls for calm in Ferguson

President Barack Obama says he’ll “wait and see” whether he goes to Ferguson, Missouri, but urged peaceful protests as the country awaits a grand jury decision on the case of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.<p>“First and foremost, keep protests peaceful,” Obama said in an interview with …

Journalist Trey Yingst arrested during Ferguson, Mo., protests

A journalist's arrest during a protest near the Ferguson, Mo., police headquarters early Sunday drew renewed attention to disputes over 1st Amendment rights in the wake of a white police officer's killing of an unarmed black man.<p>Trey Yingst, a reporter with News2Share, was accused of unlawful …

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No charges in Ferguson case; chaos fills streets

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black …

In Ferguson, Protesting and Waiting | The New York Times

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Raw: Crowds in Ferguson Before Announcement

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt on Twitter: "'We need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make' - President Obama http://t.co/Rywgn2LYne"

New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>NBCNightlyNews</b><p>“@<b>NBCNightlyNews</b>: 'We need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make' - President Obama …

Obama Speaks on the Ferguson Decision

A St. Louis County grand jury de­cided not to in­dict Fer­guson po­lice of­ficer Dar­ren Wilson in the shoot­ing of Mi­chael Brown, the un­armed …

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