Posts by Mary Chastain  (Page 181)
 

Knife Attack at French Priest Retirement Home Leaves One Dead

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Posted by    Friday, November 25, 2016 at 1:30pm 11/25/2016 at 1:30pm

French authorities have begun a search for a man who murdered a woman at a retirement home for priests in southern France. FRANCE 24 reports the police have identified the suspect, but no one mentions his name:

The man, brandishing a sawn-off shotgun and a knife, tied up and killed the woman...

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Judge Finds Dylann Roof Competent to Stand Trial in Charleston Church Shootings

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Posted by    Friday, November 25, 2016 at 1:00pm 11/25/2016 at 1:00pm

Last summer, Dylann Roof opened fire at the historic Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, murdering nine black people during a meeting. The court started jury selection this month, but U.S. Distric Judge Richard Mark Gergel stopped the process when Roof and his defense team filed a...

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Black Teens Attack White Catholic Schoolgirls While Bus Driver Does Nothing

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Posted by    Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 6:39pm 11/24/2016 at 6:39pm

Four white Catholic schoolgirls told The New York Post that black teens attacked them on a bus while the driver did nothing to help:

“Oh, white girl got money!” a young black man sitting with a friend commented as the girls travelled on the BX8 bus around 3 p.m. Tuesday after dismissal...

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Arab Social Media Cheers as Fires Devastate Israel

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Posted by    Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 2:30pm 11/24/2016 at 2:30pm

The Arab world has taken to social media to celebrate a massive brush fire that continues to destroy northern and central Israel. The Times of Israel notes they use #israelisburning to express their joy, moving it to the third most popular hashtag in the world.

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No, Hacking Did Not Cost Hillary Three Swing States

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 6:30pm 11/23/2016 at 6:30pm

So it seems that computer scientists and election lawyers have advised the Hillary Clinton campaign to demand a recount in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania because they have found evidence that shows the results “MAY HAVE BEEN manipulated or Shacked.” I emphasize MAY HAVE BEEN because the evidence is not crystal clear....

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Tommy Hilfiger: ‘Any Designer Should Be Proud to Dress’ Melania Trump

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 3:30pm 11/23/2016 at 3:30pm

Designer Sophie Theallet caused a stir when she announced she would not dress or design for future First Lady Melania Trump and encouraged other designers to follow her. But famous designer Tommy Hilfiger only had praise for Melania:

“I think Melania is a very...

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Charlie Hebdo Plans German Edition

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 3:27pm 11/23/2016 at 3:27pm
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French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has announced plans to release a German edition. Terrorists targeted the magazine in January 2015 after it published cartoons of Mohammed, killing twelve people:

The weekly newspaper will launch in Germany on December 1 with an initial print run of 200,000 issues, although it said it does...

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Trump Chooses School Choice Champion Betsy DeVos to Head Education

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 1:55pm 11/23/2016 at 1:55pm

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Republican philanthropist Betsy Devos to head the Depart of Education. DeVos has made a name for herself by championing school choice:

DeVos is the chairman of the American Federation for Children, the nation’s largest school choice advocacy group. The federation has worked at the state and local...

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Federal Court Rejects ‘Unconstitutional’ Wisconsin District Lines

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 5:00pm 11/22/2016 at 5:00pm

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down Wisconsin’s redrawn district lines, stating the moves favored the Republicans and violated the Democrats’ constitutional rights. The ruling also provides</...

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NSA Chief Doesn’t Believe DNC Hack Influenced Election

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 2:00pm 11/22/2016 at 2:00pm

When Wikileaks released Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails in July, people immediately pointed fingers at Russia and cried that the Kremlin wanted to influence the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump, who won by a large margin over Hillary Clinton.

But National Security Agency (NSA) Director Mike Rogers dashed those conspiracy theories...

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6.9-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan

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Posted by    Monday, November 21, 2016 at 6:14pm 11/21/2016 at 6:14pm

The Japan Meteorological Society has issued a tsunami warning for Japan after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the island. The U.S Geological Survey put the earthquake at 6.9:

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the...

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New York Times Public Editor: Paper Has Received Five Times Normal Level of Complaints

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Posted by    Monday, November 21, 2016 at 5:30pm 11/21/2016 at 5:30pm

The New York Times public editor Liz Spayd’s op-ed contains a lot of harsh truths and realities for those who write for one of the world’s most famous newspapers: drop the bias. Her office has received “five times the normal level” of complaints “and the pace has only just recently...

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O’Hare Workers Plan Strike After Thanksgiving

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Posted by    Monday, November 21, 2016 at 4:30pm 11/21/2016 at 4:30pm

Workers at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport have planned to strike after Thanksgiving for a higher wage and union rights. Fox News reported:

Service Employees International Union Local 1 officials said Mond...

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France: Authorities Arrest Seven For Allegedly Planning Terrorist Attack

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Posted by    Monday, November 21, 2016 at 1:30pm 11/21/2016 at 1:30pm

French authorities have arrested seven people who allegedly planned a terrorist attack. Fox News reported:

The suspects were arrested in Strasbourg and Marseille over the weekend. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said...

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Obama Claims He Will Defend American ‘Values and Ideals’ Against Trump

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Posted by    Monday, November 21, 2016 at 11:30am 11/21/2016 at 11:30am

President Barack Obama has said that he will not constantly criticize President-elect Donald Trump once they transition, but he will speak up if a certain situation arises:

“As an American citizen who cares deeply about our country, if there are issues that have less to do with the specifics of some legislative...

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Ex-French President Sarkozy Loses in Primary

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Posted by    Monday, November 21, 2016 at 10:30am 11/21/2016 at 10:30am

Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s attempt to become president again has ended in the primary. He endorsed moderate François Fillon as he conceded.

Fillon won 44.1% of the vote while Bordeaux Mayor Alain Juppé received 28.3%. Sarkozy only pulled in 20.9%:

The former French leader’s elimination in the first round upends a conservative primary...

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Queen Plans to Invite Trump to Britain

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Posted by    Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7:30am 11/21/2016 at 7:30am

The Sunday Times has reported that Queen Elizabeth has started making plans to invite President-elect Donald Trump to Britain in the summer of 2017:

Plans to roll out the red carpet for Trump with a state visit in the summer of 2017 are being drawn up at the highest levels in Whitehall.

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