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Charlottesville organizer wins $5 after suing activist for ‘f*ck you, crybaby’ comment

RT Jason Kessler, the organizer of the alt-right Charlottesville march where Heather Heyer was killed, was awarded $5 in a suit against an activist who called him “crybaby Kessler” and said “f*ck you.” Kessler filed a $500 lawsuit against activist … Continue reading

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Pew, pew! China develops AK-47-sized low lethality ‘laser rifle’

RT Chinese Armed Police units may soon have a new weapon, a portable laser beam that can reach targets from a kilometer away and is powerful enough to set flammable things on fire. Although classified as “non-lethal,” the infrared laser … Continue reading

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Kentucky GOP cuts vision, dental care for 460,000 people

Mail.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration is cutting dental and vision coverage for nearly a half-million Kentuckians after his Medicaid overhaul plan was rejected in court. The state Cabinet for Health and Family Services calls the cuts … Continue reading

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Mexico’s victor reaches out to Trump, seeks NAFTA deal

Mail.com MEXICO CITY (AP) — The morning after his crushing election victory, Mexico’s president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador thanked President Donald Trump for his congratulation message and said he’ll contact the U.S. leader to “reach an understanding.” Lopez Obrador said … Continue reading

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Rebuilding North Korea’s economy would cost $63bn, but South Korea would benefit – Citi

RT Boosting the sanctioned economy of North Korea would not be easy or cheap, but there are geopolitical benefits for South Korea, according to research by Citibank analysts. Citi estimated that $63.1 billion would be needed to rebuild transportation and … Continue reading

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White Helmets are helping Syrian militants prepare ‘false flag’ chemical attack – Idlib residents

RT The notorious White Helmets have brought chemicals, protective gear and cameras to militant-controlled Idlib in Syria, in an apparent preparation of yet another false-flag attack, locals told the Russian Reconciliation Center. A convoy of six vehicles, bearing the emblems … Continue reading

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Move over UPS truck: Amazon delivery vans to hit the street

Mail.com SEATTLE (AP) — Your Amazon packages, which usually show up in a UPS truck, an unmarked vehicle or in the hands of a mail carrier, may soon be delivered from an Amazon van. The online retailer, wanting more control … Continue reading

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Arrest made in death of boy who had complained about abuse

Mail.com LOS ANGELES (AP) — The boyfriend of a Southern California woman whose 10-year-old son died last week under suspicious circumstances — which followed a dozen referrals of suspected child abuse to child welfare officials over several years — was … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia to boost oil production to record high – report

RT OPEC leader Saudi Arabia is set to increase oil production to a record 10.8 million barrels per day (bpd) in July, Bloomberg reports. This is a significant rise from 10.03 million bpd in May. That would surpass the previous … Continue reading

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Oil jumps as Trump asks allies to cut off Iranian oil

RT The Trump administration is going to extreme lengths to disrupt as much oil from Iran as possible, and the implications for the oil market could be severe. When the Obama administration sought to isolate Iran, it built an international … Continue reading

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Experts: Travel ruling could boost other immigration suits

Mail.com SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling upholding President Donald Trump’s travel ban may have a silver lining for people fighting other administration immigration policies after the 5-4 majority ruled that the president’s prior comments about Muslims … Continue reading

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Officer charged with homicide in shooting of black teen

Mail.com EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — A white police officer was charged Wednesday with homicide in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager who fled a traffic stop last week, and investigators said the officer gave inconsistent statements about whether … Continue reading

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Mysterious joyride: Pilot disappears after abandoning stolen plane on New Jersey beach

RT Authorities are searching for a mysterious pilot who took a plane for a dangerous joyride before abandoning it on the grounds of a Coast Guard Training Center and disappearing. Witnesses saw the small red Piper PA-12 plane flying erratically … Continue reading

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Child fires gun found inside couch at Ikea store

RT A family trip to Ikea ended with a bang when a child fired a loaded handgun it found wedged in one of the store’s couches in Fishers, Indiana. The child, whose age has not been released, found the gun … Continue reading

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Teslas may produce as much CO2 as gasoline powered cars

RT Touted by some as the planet’s greenest vehicles, electric Teslas may be as bad for the environment as traditional petrol and diesel cars, the latest research reveals. According to researchers at the UK-based climate data provider Engaged Tracking, the … Continue reading

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A day with Border Patrol: imperiled infant, distraught dad

Mail.com McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The 4-month-old Honduran had just entered the United States illegally with a man who first claimed to be her father, then said he was her uncle, and presented what appeared to be a false birth … Continue reading

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‘I’ll do a lot of listening there’: Mattis becomes 1st Pentagon chief to visit China in 4 years

RT James Mattis is poised to make his first visit to Beijing weeks after he said the US will “vigorously compete” with China and accused America’s Asian rival of “intimidation and coercion” in the contested South China Sea area. Defense … Continue reading

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Russian Su-57 v US F-35: Which is better?

RT Su-57 retains a considerable advantage over the F-35 in the air, according to Military Watch. But there is a big question: is the comparison legitimate in the absence of real data? Military Watch says the two fighters are significantly different. Lockheed … Continue reading

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Tattoo blunder: New Yorker writer resigns for branding wounded marine a Nazi

RT Fact-checker and writer at New Yorker magazine Talia Lavin has resigned from her position after she falsely accused an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent of having a Nazi tattoo on his arm. Lavin, who worked for the Condé … Continue reading

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Supreme Court declines to hear ‘Making a Murderer’ case

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it won’t weigh in on the case of a teenager convicted of rape and murder whose story was documented in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer.” As is typical, the justices … Continue reading

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