Daily Archives: July 21, 2016

{FD} Chinese officials begin to dismantle Tibetan study site

Tibetan groups say Chinese officials have begun dismantling buildings at Larung Gar, one of the world’s largest centers of Tibetan Buddhist learning. Continue reading

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{FD} Russian warplanes reportedly bombed US base in Syria

Russian warplanes reportedly bombed a secret military base in Syria used by elite American and British forces last month. Continue reading

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{FD} Fortune, friction and decline as casino ‘Chinatown’ matures

A Chinese immigrant community has been growing around two of the nation’s largest casinos for more than a decade. Continue reading

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{FD} Justice Department: Town discriminated against Muslims

The U.S. Justice Department is suing a suburban Philadelphia town, alleging its denial of a permit for a mosque in 2014 constituted religious discrimination. Continue reading

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{FD} New York summer camp students dig up ancient artifact

Some young Indiana Joneses in the making have dug up an ancient artifact dating back thousands of years while attending a summer camp at a New York college. Continue reading

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{FD} Video catches Texas police officer saying blacks have ‘violent tendencies’

Patrol car video publicly released Thursday shows a white Austin, Texas, police officer violently throwing a black woman to the ground during a traffic stop, followed by another white officer telling her black people have “violent tendencies” and white… Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago police officer shot, hospitalized; suspect dead

A Chicago police officer was expected to survive after being shot in the leg Thursday night by a man who was killed when officers returned fire, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Pentagon revises manual to clarify protections of journalism

The Pentagon has revised its Law of War guidelines to remove wording that could permit U.S. military commanders to treat war correspondents as “unprivileged belligerents” if they think the journalists are sympathizing or cooperating with enemy forces. Continue reading

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{FD} Recipient of Van Gogh’s severed ear revealed

One of the art world’s most enduring mysteries was put to rest this week, when the unknown woman who received Vincent Van Gogh’s severed ear was revealed to be a farmer’s daughter named Gabrielle Berlatier. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago police officer wounded in shooting

A Chicago police officer was shot late Thursday while working in an affluent area on the city’s South Side. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump says America in crisis _ and he’ll fix it ‘fast’

Declaring America in crisis, Donald Trump pledged to cheering Republicans and still-skeptical voters Thursday night that as president he will restore the safety they fear they’re losing, strictly curb immigration and save the nation from Hillary Clinto… Continue reading

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{FD} China lashes out at US Republicans over criticisms

China is lashing out at the U.S. Republican Party over criticisms of Beijing contained within the party’s new policy platform. Continue reading

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{FD} China formally arrests popular village head on graft charges

China has formally arrested the popular head of a village who won a rare open election in 2012 following a standoff with the ruling Communist Party. Continue reading

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{FD} Police review agency rules 2 officer shootings unjustified

Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority has ruled as unjustified two shootings by officers who fired into vehicles. Continue reading

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{FD} Betsy Bloomingdale, Reagan friend and philanthropist, dies

Betsy Bloomingdale, the widow of a department store heir who hobnobbed with the world’s elite and was best friends with former first lady Nancy Reagan, has died. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials to decide whether to extend search for Flight 370

Officials from Malaysia, Australia and China will decide Friday whether to extend an underwater search for Flight 370 amid renewed appeals by families of those aboard the Malaysia Airlines jet to not give up the hunt more than two years after the plane… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Colorado town’s water tainted with pot chemicals

The Latest on the discovery of marijuana’s active ingredient in the water supply at in a small Colorado town (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Records: Minnesota officer may have interacted with Castile

Documents show that a Minnesota police officer and a black motorist he shot to death during a traffic stop may have interacted in a previous stop more than four years earlier. Continue reading

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{FD} 4.8-magnitude quake rattles California; no reports of damage

A small earthquake has shaken homes near Eureka in northern California but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Continue reading

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{FD} Special master of Sept. 11 compensation fund stepping down

The administrator of the federal compensation fund for Sept. 11 victims is stepping down after five years. Continue reading

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{FD} Colorado mother: Son killed while fighting ISIS in Syria

The mother of a 24-year-old Colorado man who joined Kurdish forces in their fight against the Islamic State group says her son was killed in combat in Syria. Continue reading

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{FD} Video: Texas officer says blacks have ‘violent tendencies’

A patrol car video shows a white Texas police officer violently throwing a black woman to the ground followed by another officer suggesting to her that black people have “violent tendencies.” The traffic stop for speeding happened in Austin last summer… Continue reading

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{FD} Official: Plane evacuated in Florida, reported possible leak

Authorities say a plane set to fly from West Palm Beach to Philadelphia with 138 people aboard had to be evacuated after a report of a possible hydraulic fuel leak. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 Top Marketing Automation Tools for SMB’s

These tools provide business owners with ways to boost productivity and increase revenue. Continue reading

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{FD} Greece to lower voting age, adopt proportional system

Greece’s parliament has approved plans to lower the voting age by a year to 17 and adopt a proportional representation system, after years of economic austerity have hammered popular support for traditionally dominant political parties. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 former paramedics charged in ‘selfie war’ with patients

Authorities say two paramedics engaged in a “selfie war” by taking pictures with incapacitated patients. Continue reading

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{FD} US official arrives in Haiti to press for end to impasse

The U.S. State Department’s special coordinator for Haiti has arrived in the troubled Caribbean country to talk with officials amid a lengthy political impasse. Continue reading

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{FD} Undercover officers mingled with protesters at oil-gas event

Newly released documents show undercover officers mingled with oil and gas protesters during a peaceful demonstration in a Denver suburb last May, providing “critical information” to commanders. Continue reading

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{FD} Man once dubbed Porn’s New King pleads guilty in fraud case

A Los Angeles man once dubbed Porn’s New King has pleaded guilty to securities fraud and other crimes in New York. Continue reading

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{FD} Family of Arizona terrorism suspect says man is mentally ill

The family of a Tucson man being held on terrorism charges says in a new statement that he is autistic, incapable of caring for himself and couldn’t carry out any of the attacks he is suspected of plotting. Continue reading

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{FD} UN bans 12 European peacekeepers from South Sudan mission

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{FD} 3 Elements of a Better Customer Experience

Companies that treat customer service like an afterthought needn’t worry — their competition will take care of the rest. Continue reading

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{FD} Fernandez’s daughter appeals decision to seize her money

The daughter of former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is appealing a judge’s order authorizing the seizure of more than $5 million as part of an investigation into alleged money laundering. Continue reading

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{FD} Water contaminated with pot chemicals in small Colorado town

Officials in a small Colorado town say well water has been contaminated with marijuana’s psychoactive chemical. Continue reading

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{FD} Colorado man killed fighting ISIS alongside Kurds in Syria, mother says

A Colorado man who joined Kurdish forces in their fight against the Islamic State group was killed in combat in Syria, his mother said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Ontario police investigate after storm kills 2

The Latest on a boy and a woman camping with a Boy Scouts adventure program who were killed when storms swept through a northern Minnesota forest (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} French prez meets Abbas, stresses fragility of Mideast

President Francois Hollande has stressed the “fragility” of the Mideast situation with mounting violence in a meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Let’s go!’ _ Video shows deputy helping Pulse patron escape

New video shows Orange County sheriff’s deputies helping patrons escape the Pulse nightclub during the mass shooting there last month. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 Strategies of ‘Psychological Pricing’

Forget that ‘$100’ pricetag. Try ‘$99.99’ instead. Continue reading

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{FD} Human rights groups urge South Sudan arms embargo

Human rights groups are urging the United Nations Security Council to place an immediate arms embargo on South Sudan in order to reduce unlawful attacks on civilians. Continue reading

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{FD} US, allies say they’re at ‘key moment’ in fight against IS

The U.S. and its counterterrorism allies believe they’ve reached a “key moment” in their campaign to defeat the Islamic State group despite several difficult months. Continue reading

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{FD} Scotland: Sunni Muslim ‘laughed and laughed’ as he killed Alawite shopkeeper

Alawites are basically a minority group of Shia sufi’s. It wasn’t until 1974 that the Alawites were officially recognized for the first time as Shiite Muslims, by Musa Sadr, a Lebanese Shiite cleric. Alawites are a constant target of Sunni brutality around the world. Many Muslims, especially Sunni’s, find their beliefs very blasphemous from Islamic perspective. … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Battered bronze sphere returning to World Trade Center site

A 25-ton, bronze sphere ripped open by the collapsing World Trade Center is returning to a spot overlooking the rebuilt site. Continue reading

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{FD} Town: Students can’t live in now-banned fraternity’s house

Zoning officials have reversed course and ruled that students cannot keep living in the house of a Dartmouth College fraternity that was banned because of hazing accusations. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Transat to compensate for canceled flight, drunk pilots

Air Transat’s president says the carrier will compensate passengers booked on a flight that was canceled when two pilots were arrested on suspicion of drunkenness. Continue reading

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{FD} Gunmen kill couple, child in southern Mexico

The second multiple killing in less than a week has hit the normally less-violent Mexican state of Oaxaca. Continue reading

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{FD} Why More Baby Boomers Are Looking to Franchise

Twenty-two percent of boomers have less than $100,000 of retirement savings. Continue reading

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{FD} Magnitude-4.8 earthquake shakes northern California, no injuries reported

No injuries or damage were reported Thursday after a magnitude-4.8 Continue reading

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{FD} 2nd lawsuit settled in case of Utica refugee students

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has settled the second of two lawsuits involving older refugee students in the Utica school district. Continue reading

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{FD} E-Trade beats 2Q profit forecasts

NEW YORK (AP) _ E-Trade Financial Corp. (ETFC) on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $133 million. Continue reading

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