Posts by Mary Chastain  (Page 151)
 

Hulk Hogan Verdict Lands Gawker in Bankruptcy

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Posted by    Friday, June 10, 2016 at 5:30pm 6/10/2016 at 5:30pm

Gawker Media filed for bankruptcy protection due to the $140 million verdict to Hulk Hogan after they published a video of him having sex with his best friend’s wife.

I saw people celebrating the bankruptcy news, but this action allows Gawker to delay any payment to Hogan. The bankruptcy also allows the company “to...

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200 Attend Funeral for WWII Vet With No Living Relatives

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Posted by    Friday, June 10, 2016 at 3:30pm 6/10/2016 at 3:30pm

Over 200 people attended WWII veteran Serina Vine’s funeral after word spread on social media she did not have any living relatives.

Vine passed away on May 21 at the Community Living Center in DC. Only a few people planned to attend the funeral, but that changed when Army Mj. Jaspen Boothe...

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White House Confirms ‘Criminal Investigation’ Into Hillary Clinton Emails

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Posted by    Friday, June 10, 2016 at 2:30pm 6/10/2016 at 2:30pm

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest labeled the investigation into then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails as “criminal.”

From Fox News:

“That’s why the president, when discussing this issue in each stage, has reiterated his commitment to this principle that any criminal investigation should be conducted independent of any sort of political interference,”...

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Obama Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

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Posted by    Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 3:00pm 6/9/2016 at 3:00pm

President Barack Obama has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president after meeting with her opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders at the White House.

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UN Child Sex Abuse Whistleblower Resigns

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 7:00pm 6/8/2016 at 7:00pm

Anders Kompass, who worked as director of field operations at the UN human rights office, has resigned after the organization did not hold senior officials accountable for human rights abuses.

The UN suspended Kompass after he leaked a report that said French troops sexually abused children in the Central African Republic.

However, the...

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Gunmen Kill 4 at Tel Aviv Market

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 4:00pm 6/8/2016 at 4:00pm

Two gunmen allegedly dressed as Orthodox Jews killed four people at the Sarona Market in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Wednesday.

The police managed to shoot and disarm the gunmen.

Three people remain in critical condition while four others have serious injuries.

Police have not confirmed if the gunmen dressed as Orthodox Jews as one...

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Saudi Arabia Blackmails UN Over Children’s Rights Abuse List

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 1:00pm 6/8/2016 at 1:00pm

The United Nations has shown they care more about money than children’s rights as they removed Saudi Arabia from a list of countries who committed atrocities in Yemen.

The kingdom threatened to pull money from numerous UN programs if they remained on the list. UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon immediately gave into...

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Russia Builds Military Presence on Border as NATO Engages in Large War Games

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 4:30pm 6/7/2016 at 4:30pm

Russia has moved soldiers to their border with Ukraine as NATO launches the largest war games in Eastern Europe since the Cold War went to sleep over 20 years ago.

From Reuters:

A Reuters reporter who visited the Russian town of Klintsy, about 50 km (30 miles) from Ukraine, saw a makeshift army...

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Bangladesh Hindu Priest Killed in Another Suspected Militant Attack

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 3:00pm 6/7/2016 at 3:00pm

Police suspect Islamic militants killed an elderly Hindu priest in Bangladesh, the latest in attacks on non-Muslims in the Asian country.

Three men on a motorcycle attacked Anando Gopal Ganguly, 68, as he rode his bike “in an isolated rural area nor far from his home” in Jhenidah:

“It seems the attackers were...

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Pregnant Savannah Guthrie Skipping Rio Olympics Over Zika

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 1:30pm 6/7/2016 at 1:30pm

Today host Savannah Guthrie announced her pregnancy this morning, but also said she won’t travel to Rio due to Zika concerns.

She said:

“I’m not going to be able to go to Rio … The doctors say that we shouldn’t because of the CDC, because of the Zika virus, so I’ll miss it,”...

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Cuomo anti-BDS Executive Order fallout: Boycotters HATE being boycotted!

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Posted by    Monday, June 6, 2016 at 4:00pm 6/6/2016 at 4:00pm

Leftist media and BDS supporters have railed against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order that will not allow state agencies to engage with businesses that participate in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) against Israel.

They have thrown around typical scare words like “blacklist” and “McCarthyism” while praising a “grassroots”...

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Police Believe Islamic Militants Murdered Top Bangladesh Officer’s Wife

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Posted by    Monday, June 6, 2016 at 2:30pm 6/6/2016 at 2:30pm

Police suspect radical Islamists murdered a top Bangladesh officer’s wife who has investigated numerous murders of bloggers.

In Chittagong, three men shot Mahmuda Khanam Mitu in the head at 7AM local time as she walked their son to a bus stop. Then the men stabbed her nine times before they sped away...

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Canada Wants to Make Anthem Gender Neutral

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Posted by    Monday, June 6, 2016 at 11:30am 6/6/2016 at 11:30am

The Canadian parliament wants to make the English-only version of its national anthem gender neutral.

The bill will change the lyric “in all thy sons command” to “in all of us command.” Why the change? Because it’s 2016, you guys!! From MRC-TV:

New Democrat MP Christine Moore said, “We are in 2016. The...

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U.S. Athlete Will Skip Rio Olympics Over Zika

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Posted by    Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 7:00pm 6/5/2016 at 7:00pm

U.S. cyclist Tejay van Garderen has decided not to attend the 2016 Rio Olympics this summer due to the Zika virus.

Van Garderen has concerns he could contract the disease and give it to his pregnant wife and unborn daughter:

“If Jessica were not pregnant right now, assuming I was selected, I would...

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Police Find UCLA Gunman’s Wife Dead in Minnesota

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Posted by    Friday, June 3, 2016 at 6:00pm 6/3/2016 at 6:00pm

Police have connected a murder in Minnesota to the man who killed a UCLA professor and then himself.

Mainak Sarkar, 38, left behind a kill list in his aparment, which included two UCLAS professors and Ashley Hasti, 31, his estranged wife. Police in Minnesota discovered Hasti’s dead body on Thursday, the day...

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Floods Shut Down Louvre, Priceless Art Evacuated

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Posted by    Friday, June 3, 2016 at 2:22pm 6/3/2016 at 2:22pm

Devastating floods have forced officials to shut down the Louvre and evacuate priceless works of art.

The Louvre houses the Mona Lisa, but workers assured people she will remain protected on her upper floor. But the most visited museum in Europe must shut down:

“Due to the level of the river Seine, the...

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Obama Press Advisor Attacks Fox News Over Clarification on Iran Video

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Posted by    Friday, June 3, 2016 at 12:00pm 6/3/2016 at 12:00pm

President Obama press advisor Jen Psaki attacked Fox News after reporter James Rosen asked for clarification over her statement about deleted footage from a 2013 press briefing about secret Iran and U.S. talks.

Rosen asked then-State spokeswoman Psaki about the meeting in 2013, a year after the department denied such talks existed....

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