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Anonymous NFL GMs call Colin Kaepernick a ‘traitor,’ say they’d never sign him

If Colin Kaepernick is indeed cut by the Niners as expected, it looks like he'll have a hard time finding another job in the NFL.<p>The QB is …

NFL

What It's Like To Review A Video Game Console That Hasn't Even Been Announced

Yesterday, reporter Laura Kate Dale posted a review and video of the PlayStation 4 Slim. Problem: the console isn’t out yet, nor has Sony announced …

Internet

Violence Erupts in Gabon Capital After Election as UN Urges Calm

Gabonese security forces stormed the headquarters of opposition presidential candidate Jean Ping after he disputed the outcome of last week’s …

Ex-airline manager in U.S. accused of smuggling for Chinese military

In exchange for discounted liquor and consumer electronics, a former manager for an international airline smuggled packages out of the U.S. for Chinese military officers, prosecutors say.<p>Ying Lin is accused of using her job at the airline to place the packages on flights to China out of New York's …

Corruption

Croc of gold: Kenya's booming crocodile farm industry

<b>If you are working in an enclosure full of crocodiles, don't turn your back on them to answer your mobile phone.</b><p>Sadly that is what one member of staff did in May at Collins Mueke's crocodile farm in eastern Kenya.<p>"He was talking on his phone not aware of his surroundings," says Mr Mueke, 62. "He …

Amid threats of violence Venezuelan opposition tests resolve

Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro promise to flood the streets of Caracas in a major test of their strength and the government's ability to tolerate growing dissent.<p>The Thursday march called the "taking of Caracas" aims to pressure electoral authorities to allow a recall referendum against …

Donald Trump just gave his immigration speech. White nationalists loved it.

I was not a big fan of Donald Trump’s Wednesday night immigration speech, but some of America’s leading white nationalists took a very different view.<p>Jared Taylor, editor of American Renaissance and author of <i>White Identity: Racial Consciousness in the 21st Century</i>, was positively effusive:<p>The …

Donald Trump

Court Upholds Federal Ban On Gun Sales To Medical Marijuana Cardholders

A large number of states have legalized marijuana use for medicinal purposes, even as the federal government continues to maintain that pot is as …

Cannabis

Who is 'Malaysian Official 1'? Case closed

<b>The allegations shocked the world. In July, the US Department of Justice filed a lawsuit to seize the assets it says were bought with more than $3.5bn stolen from Malaysian national wealth fund 1MDB.</b><p>US Attorney General Loretta Lynch laid the case out clearly: "Unfortunately, sadly, tragically, a …

The FBI Charged A Man Who Allegedly Wanted To Kill Obama And Burn A Mosque

The FBI arrested the Boston-area man allegedly hoarding weapons and materials that could make explosives. The FBI also said it found handwritten notes that threatened “violence against members of the Islamic religion.”<p>A Boston-area man who said he allegedly wanted to kill President Obama, bomb …

How Congress Makes Regular Taxpayers Foot the Bill for Oil Pipeline Fat Cats

A terrible law, a ‘phantom tax,’ and a captured regulator mean that big businesses are forcing you to pay their taxes without even knowing it.<p>A …

Adam Scott And Craig Robinson Have Signed On To Star In Fox’s Supernatural Comedy ‘Ghosted’

The last time that Adam Scott and Craig Robinson paired up, the result was <i>Hot Tub Time Machine 2</i>: a critically maligned box office disaster that our own Mike Ryan dutifully attempted to stop you all from seeing. While both funny men managed to emerge from the wreckage of <i>HTTM2</i> with nary a scratch on …

TV

Gabon parliament set ablaze amid protest following president Bongo's re-election

Gabon security forces were attempting to storm the opposition headquarters early on Thursday, leaving several people injured, party leaders said, hours after president Ali Bongo claimed victory in contested election.<p>"They attacked around 1am (0000 GMT). It is the republican guard. They were …

Liberia tops UNICEF ranking of 10 worst countries for access to primary school | Reuters

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Liberia has the highest proportion of children missing out on primary school education, the United Nations said on Thursday, with nearly two-thirds of its children never stepping inside a classroom.<p>Children sit in class in Monrovia, February 16, 2015. …

Hyperloop One lawsuit gets messier with 'fake pornographic' Twitter accounts

The dramatic lawsuit between Hyperloop One's founders just got a little dicier.<p>The leaders still in charge of the company — the defendants in the case — amended their complaint on Wednesday, alleging that the plaintiffs created a fake Twitter account attempting to disparage one of them, which was …

Poster child of US drug wars to be freed

<b>In 1988, a small-time drug dealer became the first man charged under a new, harsh drug law signed by then-President Ronald Reagan. Almost 30 years later, President Barack Obama granted a sentence commutation to Richard Van Winrow, a literal posterboy for the history of America's drug war.</b><p>When he …

White Lives Matter Now an Official Hate Group

The nascent White Lives Matter movement — a racist reaction to the Black Lives Matter movement — has been dubbed a "hate group" by the Southern …

Rights & Freedoms

The NFL preseason is not going away anytime soon but changes are on the way

With mounting injuries and partially filled stadiums, more joint practices and less games could happen<p>What had long been a steady simmer within the …

Several Hispanic Trump surrogates reconsider support

Several major Latino surrogates for Donald Trump are reconsidering their support for him following the Republican nominee’s hardline speech on immigration Wednesday night. <br>Jacob Monty, a member of Trump’s National Hispanic Advisory Council, quickly resigned after the speech. Another member, Ramiro …

‘Coup against democracy’: Bolivia, Venezuela & Ecuador recall ambassadors over Rousseff impeachment

Following Brazilian senators’ vote to strip Dilma Rousseff of her presidency, Bolivia, Venezuela and Ecuador announced that they are recalling their …

How the Sinaloa cartel reportedly laundered drug money with clothing and footwear

Mexico's Sinaloa cartel is one of, and perhaps the, major player in the US drug trade, which is believed to bring in billions of dollars annually.<p>But the cartel needs to disguise the illicit origins of those profits, and a report from Colombian news outlet Portafolio, first sighted by Insight …

How Prison Labor Is the New American Slavery and Most of Us Unknowingly Support It

/ Jul 24, 2016<p>American slavery was technically abolished in 1865, but a loophole in the 13th Amendment has allowed it to continue “as a punishment …

McDonald's

5 low-cost business ideas for teen entrepreneurs

Zandra Cunningham loves lip balm — so much that she used to ask her dad to buy her a new tube every day. Exasperated, he joked that she should make her own.<p>So she did. She was 9.<p>Six years later, her Buffalo-based business, Zandra, sells 37 natural, homemade skin products in stores in six states and …

Small Business

Trump’s killed the GOP: He erased covert racism from the party’s platform — by being overtly racist

<b>Donald Trump (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)</b><p>With the nomination of Trump, the 162-year-old Republican party has rewound to its pre-dog-whistle iteration<p>Henry Fernandez<p>July 24, 2016 6:00pm (UTC)<p>The modern Republican Party is dead and Donald Trump killed it. He did so by extracting its heart, a large group …

Republicans

The GOP Shut Down a Program That Might Have Prevented Dallas and Baton Rouge

Trump is blaming Obama for police shootings. But seven years ago Republicans halted a federal study that sought to detect potential radicalization by veterans.<p>During an agitated week in Cleveland, two themes echoed regularly through the Republican National Convention hall and drew thunderous, at …

Americans are becoming too poor to shop

The consensus Wall Street estimates for Q2 profits of the S&P 500 is a 5.6% fall (YOY). That would be the fifth quarter in a row of falling corporate profits.<p>The retail industry is particularly vulnerable. (I've written about that a lot in my free weekly column, <i>Connecting the Dots</i>, at Mauldin …

The problem behind China's thirst for oil

Sensationalist headlines diverted attention away from the true driver of price appreciation… unexpected Chinese demand. China's 原油之渴 - crude oil thirst, was so great that the nation stealthily amassed a plethora of crude over the last six months, beating even the most bullish oil analyst's …

'America First,' Invoked By Trump, Has A Complicated History

The phrase, "America First" was invoked a few times at this week's Republican convention. That slogan comes with a lot of echoes, and you might wonder how much the people who chant it now really know about its history.<p>The America First Committee was founded in 1940 by a group of Yale students, many …

Report: Apple Watch sales have fallen 55% since launch, but don't panic

The Apple Watch is flopping big time, according to the latest report from market research and analysis firm IDC.<p>The firm's latest findings indicate …