Posts by Mary Chastain  (Page 168)
 

Rio Announces Financial Disaster 50 Days Before Olympics

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Posted by    Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 1:00pm 6/19/2016 at 1:00pm

The state of Rio, not the city, continues to topple as the governor declared a “state of public calamity” only 50 days before the 2016 Summer Olympics kick off.

The state spent over $2.8 billion alone “on a 10-mile extension to Rio’s subway to link a series of wealthy beachside neighborhoods in...

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Egypt Sentences Two Al-Jazeera Journalists to Death, Morsi to 40 Years in Prison

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Posted by    Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 6:00pm 6/18/2016 at 6:00pm

An Egyptian court has sentenced two al-Jazeera journalists to death for allegedly providing Qatar with state secrets. The court gave former President Mohammed Morsi 40 years prison for “leading an unlawful organisation.”

The new government banned Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood after they deposed him in 2013.

Amin el-Sirafy, Morsi’s secretary, and his daughter Karima...

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Mateen Signed House to Brother-in-Law for $100

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Posted by    Friday, June 17, 2016 at 3:00pm 6/17/2016 at 3:00pm

Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen “quit-claimed” his house to his brother-in-law with his wife Noor Salman as a witness in April. Initial reports showed $10 for consideration of the house, but a closer look at the document shows it at $100.

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Hackers Spam ISIS Twitter Accounts With Porn, Gay Pride

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Posted by    Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7:00am 6/17/2016 at 7:00am

CNNMoney spoke with the person who has hacked Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) accounts with porn and gay pride.

WauchulaGhost started the campaign a month ago with only pornography, but added gay pride after Omar Mateen killed 49 people at Pulse, a gay club in Orlando, FL. He said:

“There was a few of us…...

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Why Sen. Manchin is Wrong on Due Process

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Posted by    Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 7:00pm 6/16/2016 at 7:00pm

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has blamed due process as the reason why the government cannot pass more gun control.

From The Washington Examiner:

“The problem we have, and really the firewall we have right now, is due process. It’s all due process,” he said Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“We can all say we...

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British MP Jo Cox Dies After Shooting, Stabbing Attack

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Posted by    Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 4:00pm 6/16/2016 at 4:00pm

British Member of Parliament (MP) Jo Cox died after a middle aged man shot her on the street in Birstall, located near Leeds.

The police arrested Thomas Mair, 52. Some eyewitnesses said he yelled “Britain first!” when he shot her, but others dispute the claim. Some in Britain have pushed the country...

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What We Know So Far About the Orlando Terrorist Attack

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Posted by    Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 1:00pm 6/16/2016 at 1:00pm

New developments keep popping up with the terrorist attack in Orlando, FL, that left 49 dead and over 50 injured. This is what we know so far.

Leslie wrote a post with the names of the victims and some stories about them. Our thoughts and prayers stay with them and their families...

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ISIS Celebrates Mateen, Orlando Terrorist Attack

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 5:00pm 6/15/2016 at 5:00pm

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has released a video called “Orlando Attack” that celebrates Omar Mateen and the murder of 49 people at Pulse in Orlando, FL.

Mateen called 911 and pledged allegiance to the terrorist group before he opened fire at the popular gay club. ISIS praised the terrorist:

“One of Islamic State’s...

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Omar Mateen’s Wife Might Face Charges

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 12:30pm 6/15/2016 at 12:30pm

Sources have told NBC News that Omar Mateen’s wife may face charges because she knew he wanted to carry out a terrorist attack and never told authorities.

Noor Zahi Salman told the FBI that Mateen “assured her he was simply going to see friends, although she believed he was actually planning to...

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Qatar Convicts Dutch Woman of Adultery After She Reports Her Rape

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 6:00pm 6/14/2016 at 6:00pm

Qatar has released a Dutch woman after holding her for three months because she had the nerve to be raped and report it. Blunt, but true. This is life for women who live under Sharia law.

The woman only known as Laura reported her rape to officials, but they in turn arrested...

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Orlando GoFundMe Sets Record With $3 Million

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 3:00pm 6/14/2016 at 3:00pm

Equality Florida’s GoFundMe campaign has raised more than $3 million to help the victims and families from the pulse gay club massacre.

Over 69,000 people have contributed, including a $100,000 donation from the company:

“We are beyond moved by the support from all corners of the world and all walks of life,” Equality...

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Russian Government Hackers Steal DNC Research on Trump

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 1:30pm 6/14/2016 at 1:30pm

Russian government hackers have attacked the Democrat National Committee (DNC) and stole their research on presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The attack went on for over a year.

DNC officials and security experts said the hackers read emails and chat traffic. They believe they did not gain access to donor’s private information,...

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Radical Islamic Group Abu Sayyaf Beheads Canadian Hostage

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Posted by    Monday, June 13, 2016 at 5:00pm 6/13/2016 at 5:00pm

Sources have said radical Islamic group Abu Sayyaf have beheaded Canadian hostage Robert Hall since they did not receive an $8 million ransom.

The group murdered Canadian John Ridsdel in April. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the executions:

“With the tragic loss of two Canadians, I want to reiterate that terrorist hostage-takings only...

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Venezuela Slums Turning Against Maduro

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Posted by    Monday, June 13, 2016 at 2:00pm 6/13/2016 at 2:00pm

The biggest supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s programs have turned against him since they now suffer from the food shortages affecting the rest of the country.

Party officials stressed to The London Times that Maduro’s distribution system has “broken down and that conditions are ripe for civil war.” He hoped the system...

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Mateen Never Fired Because He Was Muslim, Claims Former Coworker

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Posted by    Monday, June 13, 2016 at 12:30pm 6/13/2016 at 12:30pm

Omar Mateen’s former coworker has told the media that the murderer regularly made homophobic and racist remarks, but was never fired because he was Muslim.

Mateen murdered 49 people at a popular Orlando gay club on Saturday.

Daniel Gilroy worked with Mateen at “G4S Security at the PGA Village complex in Port St....

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Orlando Suspect’s Father Praised Afghan Taliban

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Posted by    Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 8:00pm 6/12/2016 at 8:00pm

Omar Mateen’s father Seddique claimed his son’s religion had nothing to do with him killing 50 people at a popular gay club in Orlando. But videos show that Seddique supports the Taliban in his native Afghanistan.

Seddique hosted a show called the Durand Jirga Show on Payam-e-Afghan, “which broadcasts from California.” He...

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Orlando Terrorist Reportedly Called 911 to Pledge Allegiance to ISIS Leader

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Posted by    Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 2:58pm 6/12/2016 at 2:58pm

Details continue to emerge about Omar Mateen, the man who murdered 50 people and injured over 50 more at Pulse, a popular gay club in Orlando, FL.

NBC News has reported that Mateen called 911 right before he committed the massacre. Officials told reporter Pete Williams that Mateen told the operators he...

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