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English pub scraps snail race as cold makes competitors sluggish LONDON (Reuters) - An English pub has canceled a charity snail race scheduled to take place on Saturday after unseasonably icy weather made potential competitors too slow to compete.
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David and Louise Turpin facing additional charges over California 'house of horrors' A couple facing trial over the torture and false imprisonment of their 13 children had four more charges filed against them on Friday in a California court. The Riverside County district attorney filed three further charges of child abuse against David an
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Pro-Russia GOP Congressman Features Prominently In Trump Aide's Plea Document WASHINGTON The criminal information document released by special counsel Robert Mueller ahead of Trump campaign aide Rick Gates guilty pleaon Friday contains prominent references to a member of Congress who met in 2013 with future Trump campaign chairman
Yahoo! News | Feb 23, 2018 10:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Gun control bill OK'd by Oregon; 1st since Florida shooting SALEM, Ore. (AP) Fueled by anguished voices in the aftermath of the Florida high school shooting, Oregon's Legislature on Thursday banned people convicted of stalking and domestic violence or under restraining orders from buying or owning firearms and
Yahoo! News | Feb 23, 2018 01:44 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Parkland and Newtown parents: Arming teachers 'no-starter' Fred Guttenberg and Mark Barden, who both lost children in Parkland and Newtown, urge politicians to act on gun control and slam President Trump and the NRA for suggesting that teachers should be armed to prevent mass shootings.
Yahoo! News | Feb 22, 2018 09:42 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Sen. Marco Rubio Booed At School Shooting Town Hall As He Refuses To Reject NRA Funds An audience of some 7,000 people booed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) multiple times during his appearance at a town hall event Wednesday where he refused to say hed stop accepting donations from the National Rifle Association.
Yahoo! News | Feb 22, 2018 04:26 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The public role of psychoanalysts in the Trump era: 'We live in ominous times' Psychoanalysts Jonathan Lear, Kerry J. Sulkowicz and Jerrold Post addressed the ethical and psychological implications of commenting publicly on national figures, including President Trump, at the American Psychoanalytic Association's 2018 national m
Yahoo! News | Feb 21, 2018 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Blackface skit in China's new year gala sparks racism accusations SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A skit on China's widely-watched Lunar New Year gala on state television featuring a Chinese actress made up to appear African has provoked accusations of racism online.
Reuters | Feb 16, 2018 11:55 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Senate leaders trade blame as hopes dim for immigration deal WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate's party leaders traded blame as they moved toward possible showdown votes on rival measures that would help young "Dreamer" immigrants and bolster border security. The Trump administration savaged a leading biparti
Yahoo! News | Feb 15, 2018 5:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Turkey demands U.S. expel Kurdish militia from anti-Islamic State force By Idrees Ali and Yara Bayoumy BRUSSELS/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey said on Thursday it had demanded the United States expel a Kurdish militia from forces it backs in Syria, setting up the visiting U.S. secretary of state for tough talks on an issue that ha
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