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Obama: ‘No Clear Evidence’ Orlando Shooter Was Directed by Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — The gunman in the attack that killed 49 people at an Orlando nightclub was inspired by extremist information over the internet, President Barack Obama said Monday, calling it an apparent example of “homegrown extremism” that U.S. officials have been worrying about for years.<p>Obama, …


‘Looked Like One of Our Zombie Movies’: ‘Unprecedented’ Spice Overdose Epidemic Strikes Florida

Florida investigators are saying that they recently have come across an “unprecedented” epidemic of synthetic marijuana overdose calls that resemble scenes from “The Walking Dead” zombie apocalypse TV show.<p>Investigators in Clearwater, Florida, have been responding to a myriad of calls featuring …


3 Powerful Tips to Help You Read 100 Books This Year

No excuses! Even the busiest entrepreneur can manage to read like Bill Gates or Warren Buffett.<p>What's the secret to thinking like a CEO? According to Jessica Mah, co-founder of InDinero, it's simple -- just read 100 books a year. She's not the only one insisting that, if you want to be super …


The 15 Most Popular Free Online Courses for Professionals

It's never too late to invest in your career.<p>It's never too late to invest in your career. Fortunately, we live in a time where we all have access to an elite education at our fingertips, not to mention completely free of charge. All you have to do is create a free account at Coursera, and you'll …

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Clinton Mercilessly Grilled on MSNBC: ‘What’s the Difference Between a Democrat and a Socialist?’

Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton was mercilessly grilled Tuesday evening by an MSNBC host over the difference between the ideology of a Democrat and socialist.<p>“I want to try to help you tonight…locate yourself politically,” Chris Matthews, host of “Hardball,” told Clinton before noting that …


Bill O’Reilly Goes Off Script to Send Strong 15-Word Message to Obama After His Call for Gun Control

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly went off teleprompter Thursday evening to deliver a strong 15-word message to President Barack Obama: “You’re not going to change the Second Amendment. I have a right to protect myself.”<p>[sharequote align=”center”]”You’re not going to change the Second Amendment. I have a …


Planned Parenthood Chief Is Asked What Should Happen ‘If a Child Survives an Abortion Attempt.’ Here’s Her Response.

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards said during Tuesday’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing that she’s “never heard” of a circumstance at her organization in which a child has survived a botched abortion attempt.<p>Richards’ response came after Republican Rep. Ron …

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Obama Explains the Problem With the American Economy: ‘Us’

President Barack Obama told CEOs on Wednesday that the American economy is strong and would be stronger if not for Republican gridlock in Congress.<p>“There’s not a country out there, including China, that wouldn’t look at us with envy right now,” Obama told members of the Business Roundtable in …

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News Anchor and Reporter Explain Why They Think Office Air Conditioning Is ‘Sexist’

A Sky News anchor and a reporter for The Telegraph contended during a news segment this week that office air conditioning is sexist.<p>“We just sit there, absolutely freezing at our desks. … And so it’s just so quite nice to see this research. It’s just such a relief to know that this is happening. …

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Cameras Captured This Illegal Alien Taking in the Back of a Police Cruiser

It’s hard to say what someone might be capable of if they are caught in a stolen car with gun, three fraudulent credit cards and a fraudulent ID. But thanks to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, we at least know what 20-year-old Kenzo Roberts is willing to do to try and fool police.<p>While Roberts was …

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Coffee in crisis: The bitter end of our favourite drink?

Drought, flooding, disease - climate change is already threatening the source of our caffeine fix. Are we facing the end of coffee as we know it, asks David Robson.<p>As we sip our lattes and espressos and read the daily headlines, climate change can seem like a distant threat. But travel a few …


Pentagon wants individuals to stop guarding recruiting stations

The Pentagon asked Friday that individuals not stand guard at the military recruiting offices in the wake of the deadly Chattanooga terror attack.<p>Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement that Secretary of Defense Ash Carter “is currently reviewing recommendations from the services …


How to unsend an email

Have you ever clicked "Send" on an email and regretted it a fraction of a second later? Whether you were angry and typed something you shouldn't have, clicked "Reply All" when you wanted "Reply" or just accidentally clicked the "Send" button before the email was finished, your first instinct is to …


The truth about the Turing Test

When bots can pass for human in conversation, it will be a milestone in AI, but not necessarily the significant moment that sci-fi would have us believe. Phillip Ball explores the strengths and limitations of the Turing Test.<p>Alan Turing made many predictions about artificial intelligence, but one …

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Eggs are now more expensive than chicken in the US

The avian flu epidemic ravaging US chicken farms has caused a reversal of protein economics. Their surging price has made eggs more expensive on a protein-per-dollar basis than chicken breasts for the first time on record.<p>Latest figures from the USDA show that at least 48 million US birds have been …


Parents Confront School Board, Demand ‘Opt-Out’ for Controversial Lessons — See Why the Room Erupted at End of Meeting

Angry over a controversial curriculum that teaches young students about same-sex marriage and “gender identity,” several parents in Fairfax County, Virginia, confronted school board members during a regular meeting on June 25. The parents in question argued they should have the choice to “opt-out” …


‘Horrific’ Video Shows Officers Beating Suspect With Batons, Shooting Him With a Taser After He Allegedly Pushes His Mother Into Moving Traffic

“Horrific” cellphone video uploaded to YouTube Friday shows police officers in California beating 28-year-old Jose Velasco with batons and shooting him with a Taser.<p>According to KSBW-TV, the Salinas, California, Police Department responded to an incident in which Velasco, whose family said has a …

Law Enforcement

The Nonsense Of Mass Government Surveillance, Visualized

German artist Florian Freier tries to do to the NSA what the NSA does to us. How does it feel, huh?<p>What does mass government surveillance look like? Munich artist Florian Freier found a way to visualize the doings of the National Security Agency and the German equivalent, the BND, using mundane, …

Military, Court Deny Assistance to Military Child Based on Law You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Six years ago Heather Ortiz, a captain in the U.S. Air Force, arrived at Evans Army Community Hospital in Colorado ready to welcome her daughter through a scheduled cesarean section. What happened in the events of that birth left her child with permanent brain damage, prompted the family to sue and …

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US military pilots complain hands tied in ‘frustrating’ fight against ISIS

U.S. military pilots carrying out the air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are voicing growing discontent over what they say are heavy-handed rules of engagement hindering them from striking targets.<p>They blame a bureaucracy that does not allow for quick decision-making. One Navy F-18 …

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Humans are genetically modifying mosquitoes to fight a disease we helped create

It’s America’s closest thing to a tropical tourism mecca. But Key West’s biggest attraction isn’t the sun-splashed beaches. Its charm lies in its balmy evenings, with their open-air parties steeped in tequila and rum runners, drawing a blend of tourists and locals who pack the pastel-gothic Old …

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