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Funeral for lady who died in escalator accident held at the mall in protest, but mall security (...)
TIL in 1956 a man appeared on the popular TV show "I've Got A Secret" who had witnessed Abraham(...)
This is the planet you live on
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I woke up late this morning. She was waiting for me
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ELI5:Why do so many conspiracy theories end up being anti-Semitic?
Even when the topic has nothing to do with religion, race, heritage or country of origin? submitted by hagamaba to explainlikeimfive
I converted my useless 1 car garage into a home office!
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my friend dropped his wine glass and the bottom broke into a bird foot
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Developer preview of Amazon's Alexa Voice Service now available, allowing manufacturers and hob(...)
Mariella Moon / Engadget:Developer preview of Amazons Alexa Voice Service now available, allowing manufacturers and hobbyists to integrate Alexa tech into their own devices  —  Amazon lets anyone put Alexa
Inside the failure of Google+, a very expensive attempt to unseat Facebook (Seth Fiegerman/Mashable)
Seth Fiegerman / Mashable:Inside the failure of Google+, a very expensive attempt to unseat Facebook  —  Create a social network or risk everything.  —  That was the original pitch for
India's Snapdeal, an Amazon Competitor, Raises $500 Million From Alibaba, Foxconn and SoftBank (...)
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:Indias Snapdeal, an Amazon Competitor, Raises $500 Million From Alibaba, Foxconn and SoftBank  —  Alibaba finally has its ally in India, perhaps the worlds hottest e-commerce
Security experts welcome US Commerce Department's decision to rewrite initial US Wassenaar prop(...)
Michael Mimoso / Threatpost:Security experts welcome US Commerce Departments decision to rewrite initial US Wassenaar proposal regarding regulation of cyberweapons  —  Unusual Re-Do of US Wassenaar Rules Applauded  —  In
New attack on Tor can deanonymize hidden services with surprising accuracy (Dan Goodin/Ars Technica)
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:New attack on Tor can deanonymize hidden services with surprising accuracy  —  Deanonymization requires luck but nonetheless shows limits of Tor privacy.  —  Computer scientists have
Why women are leaving tech, and what tech companies can do to increase hiring and retention of (...)
Rachel Thomas / Medium:Why women are leaving tech, and what tech companies can do to increase hiring and retention of women  —  If you think women in tech is just
Galaxy Note 5 specs leak: 5.66" Quad HD Super AMOLED display, octa-core Exynos 7420, 4GB of RAM(...)
Gensthaler O. / SamMobile:Galaxy Note 5 specs leak: 5.66 Quad HD Super AMOLED display, octa-core Exynos 7420, 4GB of RAM; press renders of Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+
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What Does The GOP Offer, And For That Matter, The Democrats?
After weeks of a very early presidential campaign, the free-press, as they should, go after the stories that people want to know or would be attracted to. You cant stay in business unless you provide content that is desired. Journalism
Wildfires Kill Firefighter, Force Hundreds To Flee Homes
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Manhunt underway for killer of Memphis officer
A manhunt was underway Sunday across Tennessee after a Memphis police officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop.Jane Onyanga-Omara
Fool Me Once | Rep. Elijah Cummings
Congressional investigations into the attacks in Benghazi have been plagued by a series of inaccurate, partisan leaks designed to attack former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Many of these attacks rely on anonymous sources to describe -- and often mischaracterize
Journalists Attend Private Koch Brothers Gathering, But Agree Not To Name Donors
HuffPo reports;
BBQ for the homeless in Detroit raises thousands with one-day flash fundraiser
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Zimbabwe alleges 2nd American involved in illegal lion hunt
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Spindeltop changed the world
A century ago, in a place where most people eked out a living from subsistence agriculture, a discovery was made that within a year would make them richer than they had ever dared to dream, and eventually bring millions of
Coal train derails
She says the railways emergency protocols were immediately enacted and all safety precautions and measures are being taken as crews respond to the situation.
Cecil the lion's brother Jericho shot dead in Zimbabwe
Cecil the lion is seen fighting with his brother Jericho in May last year. They were both killed by hunters.
A look at the evolution of modern video game controllers
If anythings kept pace with how video games have changed over the years, its how we interact with them. Our biggest touchpoint with virtual worlds is the gamepad and -- akin to how games themselves have evolved from simple 2D
Official offers roll in for 2016 prospects
August 1 marks the first day programs can send 2016 prospects their official, written scholarship offers. While recruits rack up offers as early as eighth grade, they are merely verbal offers until this day.
Sunday retail management tip: leverage a point of difference on loyalty
More and more retailers are switching from the old school points based loyalty programs to our discount vouchers. They are finding the vouchers are driving more immediate and more valuable outcomes for retailers - they are driving a better bottom
Argentine executive in FIFA scandal case pleads not guilty to U.S. charges
The former chairman of an Argentina-based sports marketing business, one of 14 people indicted in a corruption case that has roiled the soccer worlds governing body FIFA, pleaded not guilty in a U.S. court on Friday. Alejandro Burzaco, an Argentine
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Get a room, teachers, get a room
There's jerk and then there's stealing $90,000 worth of human hair meant for cancer patients jerk
Aircraft door washes up ashore on Reunion island as the evidence of MH370 now becomes as plane (...)
Just in from Memphis: Another death during a traffic stop
Notorious criminal organizations launder millions overseas and enjoy lavish lifestyle here in t(...)
Giant snails leave a trail of destruction through Miami
Photoshop this whole lotta craziness going on
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Delta Flight 191
30 years ago today (August 2nd, 1985), Delta Flight 191, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar from Fort Lauderdale, bound for Los Angeles, crashed over a mile short of the runway at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The plane was caught in
Meet Jane Marie Kroc
There has obviously been a great deal of gossip, rumors and questions about me the past few days. To put them to rest: yes, I am transgender/gender fluid. Janae Marie Kroc, in her own words, is a Transgender/genderfluid Alpha male/girly
Don't worry, you probably won't be secretly murdered if you watch this.
In 1991, a documentary, intended to be the first of a series on celebrity businessmen, was completed. It was screened twice, but its subject prevented its release and it was clear that continuing the series wasnt worth the trouble. So
(Sixty(-Eight(Candles)))
After sixty-eight years, Cooch-Behar is no more. At midnight on Friday the almost-fractal boundary between India and Bangladesh was rationalised, erasing 162 enclaves and counter-enclaves, including Dahala-Khagrabari, the worlds only counter-counter-enclave as well as what was, at one time, the
The quikk bronw foxjumps over teh laz ydog
It started because I was trying to tell my kids about how typewriters worked (because of course theyve never seen one), and all the existing typewriter simulators that I could find on the web get one very basic thing wrong
You can't be funny in the moors.
Great Confrontations at the Oxford Union: That Englishmen are Funnier Than Americans was the third in a series of debates held at the Oxford Union debating hall in 1986, attempting to settle the debate over who is funnier, the Americans
I have a home I built for you, right here in monkey land.
Old Weird America, you say? I got some right here for ya: Oh, My Pretty Monkey, by Kelly Harrell. More Kelly Harrell:Rovin GamblerNew River TrainThe Wreck On The Southern Old 97I Was Born About 10,000 Years AgoButchers BoyI Wish I
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