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Hachimura leads Wizards past Hawks in Summer League

Rui Hachimura scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half to help the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 76-74 in the NBA Summer League

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New Yorkers read testimonials from kids jailed at the border: 'There are no activities. Only crying'

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has been detaining thousands of children in horrendous conditions (though even if conditions were better, it would still be wrong) in cages at the U.S.-Mexico border. These kids are often kept without enough food, water, or medi
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New Yorkers read testimonials from kids jailed at the border: 'There are no activities. Only crying'

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has been detaining thousands of children in horrendous conditions (though even if conditions were better, it would still be wrong) in cages at the U.S.-Mexico border. These kids are often kept without enough food, water, or medical care for weeks on end, all while separated from their parents. Kids resort to taking care of one another. Since October, seven children have died in Border Patrol custody. Still, some people turn a blind eye to the horrors happening in these jails. Now, in a video project compiled by The New York Times, New York kids are reading testimonies from detained kids. The testimonies were originally given to lawyers who visited the Border Patrol centers last month as part of their investigation into whether these spaces are “safe and sanitary,” as required under the terms of the Flores settlement. Children held in these jails report going without toothbrushes, showers, and even beds. There are many (all equally awful) factors at play here: racist, hateful immigration policies instituted by the Trump administration, as well as the Department of Homeland Security not actually transferring detained children when they’re supposed to. Unaccompanied kids are trapped in a backed-up system, as are those who have been separated from their parents or guardians. Cruel, terrifying, and unnecessary, all around. Here are some of the most heart-wrenching quotes. Be warned: The video is a tearjerker from start to finish.

Gender-selective abortion? No girls born in 3 months across 132 Indian villages

A probe into sex-selective abortions has been kicked off in northern India, after government data revealed that of the 216 children born across 132 villages in the past three months, not a single one was female. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Gender-selective abortion? No girls born in 3 months across 132 Indian villages

A probe into sex-selective abortions has been kicked off in northern India, after government data revealed that of the 216 children born across 132 villages in the past three months, not a single one was female. Read Full Article at RT.com

US sanctions Chinese company, big buyer of Iranian oil 

The US has imposed sanctions against a Chinese company that is the biggest buyer of Iranian oil in the world, amid an escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing and US threats against Tehran. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US sanctions Chinese company, big buyer of Iranian oil 

The US has imposed sanctions against a Chinese company that is the biggest buyer of Iranian oil in the world, amid an escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing and US threats against Tehran. Read Full Article at RT.com

Illinois GOP posts and deletes horrifying meme calling four congresswomen the Jihad Squad

By now, you’ve probably heard about The Squad, which refers to four women of color in Congress that are getting a lot of love from progressives: Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, and Rashida Tl
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Illinois GOP posts and deletes horrifying meme calling four congresswomen the Jihad Squad

By now, you’ve probably heard about The Squad, which refers to four women of color in Congress that are getting a lot of love from progressives: Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. Donald Trump has taken to bashing them especially hard lately, which may be what got some Republicans on board with a now-viral meme that is, to put it delicately, shameful. In this case, the Illinois Republican County Chairman’s Association (RCCA) Facebook group shared a meme that depicted the four members of The Squad. Instead, however, it labeled them as the Jihad Squad. Other text on the image included the phrase, “Political jihad is their game,” and, “If you don’t agree with their socialist ideology, you’re racist.” On the bottom right corner of the meme is the Illinois Republican group’s logo.  As a reminder: Tlaib and Omar are the first Muslim women ever elected into Congress. Ever.  If you’d rather not look at the sickening meme (embedded in the tweet below), here’s a description of the visual setup. It’s basically modeled after the movie poster for Gangster Squad, an action movie that came out in 2013. In this case, Omar has a rifle, Pressley has a handgun, Ocasio-Cortez is surrounded by flames, and Tlaib is holding a gun.

Venezuela blames nationwide blackout on ‘electromagnetic attack’

Massive blackouts across 23 Venezuelan states were caused by an “electromagnetic attack,” the government of President Nicholas Maduro said, stressing that authorities are working to bring back power as soon as possible. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Venezuela blames nationwide blackout on ‘electromagnetic attack’

Massive blackouts across 23 Venezuelan states were caused by an “electromagnetic attack,” the government of President Nicholas Maduro said, stressing that authorities are working to bring back power as soon as possible. Read Full Article at RT.com

UK calls for EU-led armada in Persian Gulf over tanker tensions with Iran

The once-mighty sea power Britain has called for an “European-led maritime protection” mission in the Persain Gulf, after London and Tehran escalated tensions by seizing each other’s oil tankers. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UK calls for EU-led armada in Persian Gulf over tanker tensions with Iran

The once-mighty sea power Britain has called for an “European-led maritime protection” mission in the Persain Gulf, after London and Tehran escalated tensions by seizing each other’s oil tankers. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Viral Acharya ends his RBI stint with a sense of unfinished business

Acharya's boss at the central bank, Shaktikanta Das, says a continuous and prolonged dependence on the government's capital infusion into banks can breed inefficiency
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Viral Acharya ends his RBI stint with a sense of unfinished business

Acharya's boss at the central bank, Shaktikanta Das, says a continuous and prolonged dependence on the government's capital infusion into banks can breed inefficiency

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Apple’s latest Tesla hire specializes in car interiors

Another high-level Tesla engineering executive has hopped over to Apple. Steve MacManus, who was vice president of engineering at Tesla, is now a senior director at Apple, according to an update on his LinkedIn profile. Bloomberg was the first to report MacMa
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Apple’s latest Tesla hire specializes in car interiors

Another high-level Tesla engineering executive has hopped over to Apple. Steve MacManus, who was vice president of engineering at Tesla, is now a senior director at Apple, according to an update on his LinkedIn profile. Bloomberg was the first to report MacManus had taken the position at Apple. MacManus, whose was in charge of interior […]

Using antibiotics without a prescription is a prevalent public health problem

People using antibiotics without a prescription seems to be a prevalent public health problem. Antibiotics were obtained through various means, including saving leftover prescriptions for later use, getting them from friends and family, or obtaining them fro
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Using antibiotics without a prescription is a prevalent public health problem

People using antibiotics without a prescription seems to be a prevalent public health problem. Antibiotics were obtained through various means, including saving leftover prescriptions for later use, getting them from friends and family, or obtaining them from local markets 'under the counter.'

Widespread aspirin use despite few benefits, high risks

Nearly 30 million Americans older than 40 take aspirin daily to prevent cardiovascular disease. More than 6 million Americans take aspirin daily without physician's recommendation. Nearly half of Americans more than 70 years of age without cardiovascular dise
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Widespread aspirin use despite few benefits, high risks

Nearly 30 million Americans older than 40 take aspirin daily to prevent cardiovascular disease. More than 6 million Americans take aspirin daily without physician's recommendation. Nearly half of Americans more than 70 years of age without cardiovascular disease, an estimate of nearly 10 million people, take aspirin daily -- despite current guidelines against this practice.

Parasitic plants use stolen genes to make them better parasites

Some parasitic plants steal genetic material from their host plants and use the stolen genes to more effectively siphon off the host's nutrients. A new study reveals that the parasitic plant dodder has stolen a large amount of genetic material from its hosts
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Parasitic plants use stolen genes to make them better parasites

Some parasitic plants steal genetic material from their host plants and use the stolen genes to more effectively siphon off the host's nutrients. A new study reveals that the parasitic plant dodder has stolen a large amount of genetic material from its hosts, including over 100 functional genes, through a process called horizontal gene transfer.

Tourist photographs are a cheap and effective way to survey wildlife

Tourists on safari can provide wildlife monitoring data comparable to traditional surveying methods, suggests new research. The researchers analyzed 25,000 photographs from 26 tour groups to survey the population densities of five top predators (lions, leopar
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Tourist photographs are a cheap and effective way to survey wildlife

Tourists on safari can provide wildlife monitoring data comparable to traditional surveying methods, suggests new research. The researchers analyzed 25,000 photographs from 26 tour groups to survey the population densities of five top predators (lions, leopards, cheetahs, spotted hyenas, and wild dogs) in northern Botswana, making it one of the first studies to use tourist photographic data for this purpose.

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The Latest: Arizona city, county declare wildfire emergency

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The Latest on a wildfire north of Flagstaff that has grown to about 1.6 square miles (4.1 square kilometers) and forced some evacuations (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The city of Flagstaff and Coconino County have declared emergencies b
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The Latest: Arizona city, county declare wildfire emergency

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The Latest on a wildfire north of Flagstaff that has grown to about 1.6 square miles (4.1 square kilometers) and forced some evacuations (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The city of Flagstaff and Coconino County have declared emergencies because of a wildfire burning in the area. ...

Leader of American Airlines pilots wants candor from Boeing

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The new president of the American Airlines pilots' union says his group will help assure the public that the Boeing 737 Max is safe when it is cleared to fly again. But Eric Ferguson also said Monday that Boeing needs to fully explai
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Leader of American Airlines pilots wants candor from Boeing

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The new president of the American Airlines pilots' union says his group will help assure the public that the Boeing 737 Max is safe when it is cleared to fly again. But Eric Ferguson also said Monday that Boeing needs to fully explain how the ...

Parking help sought at busy Acadia, where visits are up

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) - Maine's only national park is working on options to accommodate a surge in visitors that has made parking difficult. Acadia National Park is one of the most popular destinations in Maine in the summer. The number of yearly visitors ra
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Parking help sought at busy Acadia, where visits are up

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) - Maine's only national park is working on options to accommodate a surge in visitors that has made parking difficult. Acadia National Park is one of the most popular destinations in Maine in the summer. The number of yearly visitors ranged between 2 million and 2.5 ...

Mysterious, 500-Year-Old Shipwreck Found in Baltic Sea Is ‘Astonishingly Preserved’

Photogrammetric model of the stern of the mysterious, unknown shipwreck found in the Baltic seabed. (Credit: Deep Sea Productions / MMT) A team of scientists has revealed the remains of an intact and astonishingly preserved 500-year-old shipwrec
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Mysterious, 500-Year-Old Shipwreck Found in Baltic Sea Is ‘Astonishingly Preserved’

Photogrammetric model of the stern of the mysterious, unknown shipwreck found in the Baltic seabed. (Credit: Deep Sea Productions / MMT) A team of scientists has revealed the remains of an intact and astonishingly preserved 500-year-old shipwreck in the Baltic, using state-of-the-art underwater robots. But the ship’s identity remains a mystery. The pristine but […] The post Mysterious, 500-Year-Old Shipwreck Found in Baltic Sea Is ‘Astonishingly Preserved’ appeared first on Geek.com.

Rival ‘Storm Bermuda Triangle’ Event Follows Viral ‘Storm Area 51’ Craze

«Storm the Bermuda Triangle,» a new Facebook event, is rivaling the «Storm Area 51» Facebook event that has taken over the internet this month. (Photo Credit: Anthony Dominick Carnovale / GoFundMe) There is another Faceboo
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Rival ‘Storm Bermuda Triangle’ Event Follows Viral ‘Storm Area 51’ Craze

«Storm the Bermuda Triangle,» a new Facebook event, is rivaling the «Storm Area 51» Facebook event that has taken over the internet this month. (Photo Credit: Anthony Dominick Carnovale / GoFundMe) There is another Facebook event that might take over the viral “Storm Area 51” internet craze⁠ and it involves one of the most mysterious areas in world⁠—the Bermuda Triangle. The rival Facebook event, […] The post Rival ‘Storm Bermuda Triangle’ Event Follows Viral ‘Storm Area 51’ Craze appeared first on Geek.com.

James Cameron Gives Shoutout to Marvel for Beating ‘Avatar’ in Box Office

James Cameron, the director of 'Avatar,' congratulated Marvel Studios for 'Avengers: Endgame' taking over the top box office slot. (Photo Credit: Avatar / Twitter) Marvel Studios had a big weekend at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC): The company unveil
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James Cameron Gives Shoutout to Marvel for Beating ‘Avatar’ in Box Office

James Cameron, the director of 'Avatar,' congratulated Marvel Studios for 'Avengers: Endgame' taking over the top box office slot. (Photo Credit: Avatar / Twitter) Marvel Studios had a big weekend at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC): The company unveiled new Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Phase 4 films and it also stole the top spot at the box office […] The post James Cameron Gives Shoutout to Marvel for Beating ‘Avatar’ in Box Office appeared first on Geek.com.

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TCR Australia promoter takes over Touring Car Masters

TCM caters for pre-1981 touring cars fitted with modern running gear, and boasts a field of high-powered Falcons, Mustangs, Camaro, Monaros, Toranas and more.It mostly runs on the Supercars support bill, with a driver line-up that includes ex-Aussie Touring C
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TCR Australia promoter takes over Touring Car Masters

TCM caters for pre-1981 touring cars fitted with modern running gear, and boasts a field of high-powered Falcons, Mustangs, Camaro, Monaros, Toranas and more.It mostly runs on the Supercars support bill, with a driver line-up that includes ex-Aussie Touring Car aces like John Bowe and Steven Johnson.TCM will now join an ARG stable of categories along with TCR Australia, TCR New Zealand and ...Keep reading

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