Grand Jury’s ‘Myth’ Report On A California Jail Snitch Scandal Draws Criticism

June 24, 2017

… Los Angeles Times that he was never contacted by the grand jury about Rodriguezs case. I was surprised and distressed by the grand jury report, Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of law at the University of California, Berkeley, told HuffPost. Heres some of the reasons the report left many feeling that an independent probe is desperately needed now more than ever before. Gail Fisher via Getty Images Grand jury says its just rogue deputies who worked informants improperly, Despite court evidence. …

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What an autopsy may (or may not) have revealed about Otto Warmbier’s death

June 22, 2017

… years, of Allegheny County (Pennsylvania), if I could bend, I bent. Other times, you cannot bend. This is a case of unknown etiology, and the only way to ascertain what may have gone wrong would be to do an autopsy.” Despite the tragic circumstances, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said the case was very interesting from a medical perspective. “For 15 months or so, (Warmbier) had a devastating neurological injury but was kept alive,” said Gupta, who is also a …

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Trump called on tech giants and most of them came

June 20, 2017

… Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, to drop out of the government’s business advisory council; he did not attend Monday’s events. Many of the world’s tech giants rely on the H1B visa program, which the administration has worked to dismantle. Trump’s travel ban drew ire from many in Silicon Valley, whose work force is made up of immigrants. No one from Facebook was in attendance, Despite receiving an invite. A spokesperson for the world’s largest social network cited …

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Forget the IPO, the ICO is the cool new way to get funded

June 20, 2017

… exploited a bug in the code to steal a big chunk of the raised funds. To fix this, Ethereum forked into a new software version, restoring the funds, but the incident led to a big drop in Ethereum’s price. So when will this bubble burst? Despite the issues outlined above, the ICO craze currently looks and feels like a bubble. Tiny, unknown startups which barely have a functional product are raising tens of millions of dollars within hours. By amassing big amounts of ETH, which (typically) …

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Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… lucrative mobile. Layoffs have swept major outlets in the past weeks, including Time Inc., HuffPost, and Vocativ. Many of these companies are frantically doubling down on video production, through which they can sell more expensive ads. Blood in the water Despite its comparatively tiny stature, the free-wheeling world of open-web ads has long been a thorn in the side of Google and Facebook. Annoying, clunky, and intrusive ads drive people to ad blockers, which Google currently pays a reported …

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Judge declares mistrial in Bill Cosby sexual assault case

June 19, 2017

… the way that they were stuck. Each time they were sent back, reviewing and re-reviewing evidence and testimony, at one point asking for clarification on the term “reasonable doubt.” But in the end, they simply could not unanimously decide whether the comedian was guilty of sexual assault in 2004. What’s considered the best chance of getting Cosby on criminal charges which hes never faced Despite accusations from more than 30 women will end with the judge declaring a mistrial. …

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Grenfell Tower fire: Government staff sent in to Kensington and Chelsea Council – BBC News

June 18, 2017

… seemed to “lack the resources to deal with a crisis of this magnitude”, Despite being the country’s “wealthiest borough”. ‘Suspicion’ Meanwhile, Labour MP David Lammy, whose friend Khadija Saye is among the dead, has called for urgent action to make sure all documents relating to the refurbishment and management of the Grenfell Tower fire are protected. After speaking to residents, he said: “Suspicion of a cover-up is rising. “We need to make …

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US Open 2017: World’s top three miss cut as quartet battle for lead

June 17, 2017

… preached. The Northern Irishman hit only 36% of fairways in a six-over round of 78 on day one, and a second-round 71, Despite four birdies in his last six holes, could not save him. “I showed up for the last six holes, anyway,” said McIlroy. Australian Day limped out with a total of 10 over after rounds of 79 and 75 as he struggles to regain the form that took him to world No. in 2015. “It’s pretty frustrating,” he said. “If you hit the fairways the scores …

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Here’s What We Know About The U.S. Open Airship Crash

June 16, 2017

… propane burners to fill the balloon with hot air. Pilots of commercial thermal airships usually ride alone. Thermal airships typically carry only the pilot, Alvaron Bellon, a trustee of the Lighter-Than-Air Society, an organization for blimp and airship pilots, told HuffPost in an email. In the case of the traditional helium-filled blimps, the pilot would be accompanied by a television operator. Despite earlier reports, Thompson did not deploy a parachute prior to the crash.The pilot …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… Green, who was just discovering a fascination with politics, but was killed at the Giffords event, hoping she was dancing in “rain puddles in heaven.” “I want us to live up to her expectations,” Obama said. “I want our democracy to be as good as she imagined it.” Everyone knows how that turned out. But Despite that, there are still some optimists. Mark Kelly, Giffords’ husband, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Wednesday that acrid political rhetoric had …

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The Revolutionary Street Art Project That Inspired Banksy And Empowered A City’s Youth

June 15, 2017

… go. Many of these guys had their own crazy, little dreams and he said what Barton Hill showed him was very powerful, that you could go on to follow those dreams. John Nation At that time, Nation says Banksy (who Despite multiple attempts and theories has never been officially identified), wasnt producing the political or social commentary pieces that hes since become globally famous for. Nation claims Banksy is without doubt the biggest contemporary artist in the world right now, but …

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Is there such a thing as a high-fashion fitness tracker? Yes, yes there is.

June 15, 2017

… MEMs accelerometer, one of the most accurate fitness tracking technology available today. Despite its dapper exterior, the watch is actually water resistant up to 165 feet and equipped to record your every stroke should you hit the pool. That price, though Normally $179.95, it’s currently going for $119.95 on Amazon and has received 4 out of 5 stars with over 500 reviews. Right now, however, Mashable readers can take an extra $30 off and bring it home for just $89.95. But actually leaving …

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Travis Kalanick takes leave of absence to work on Travis 2.0

June 15, 2017

… Hornsey are reforming the company’s 14 cultural values and also decided to rename the company’s office “War Room” to the “Peace Room.” The #DeleteUber movement, started in January, became simply a meme for many. The ease of using Uber versus a taxi cab or public transportation, let alone owning a car made giving the service up entirely near impossible Despite Kalanick’s interest in joining President Trump’s business advisory council and the sexual …

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Justin Bieber’s Instagram finally reflects how bizarre it is to be Justin Bieber

June 11, 2017

… heartfelt. Despite declaring that “Instagram is for the devil” on stage, he eventually returned, and it’s been a wild ride. Bieber is being a fucking weirdo, y’all. It’s great. He’ll post a couple dozen photos at once. He’ll give fans a closeup of his chipped tooth. When pals don’t pick up his FaceTime calls, he shames them very publicly. I CHIPPED MY TOOTH A post shared by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on May 31, 2017 at 5:39pm PDT …

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Love Island: What’s the big deal? – BBC News

June 10, 2017

… First series hopefuls Josh Ritchie went on to star in Ex On the Beach. But there have been other more lucrative successes – last year’s runner-up Olivia Buckland launched her own clothing range earlier this year. She also secured a number of endorsement deals with her Love Island partner, Alex Bowen, including Christmas pudding flavoured condoms. And they do find love Yes they do apparently, although most haven’t. Despite promising to stay together forever on the show, Cara …

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LGBT community prepares for a march — and a fight

June 10, 2017

(CNN)Two years after the White House was adorned in rainbow colors to commemorate the Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, gay rights activists and lawmakers are preparing to march on Washington again, saying the current President threatens to erase those gains. The march Sunday, which will commemorate the upcoming anniversary of the shooting deaths of 49 people and wounding of more than 50 others at gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, comes Despite …

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Trump, critics gird for long war after Comey’s moment

June 9, 2017

… Schumer said Thursday. Yet the most intriguing takeaway of Comey’s performance for the ages, Despite his scalding indictment of Trump, was that Republicans came away with more than they had hoped for to bolster their defense of the President. Republicans previewed a logical alternative thesis of the President’s actions based on Comey’s explosive testimony that Trump tried to convince him to go easy on Flynn. It’s a case that ultimately could serve as an argument …

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Guys seeking a ‘generic’ dad on Craigslist ad want a paternal presence at their BBQ

June 7, 2017

… 40 people in attendance, according to a report from local Spokane TV station KHQ. That means this is no job for shy dads. Finding a dad should be no big deal now that the listing has gone viral. It was originally posted on May 23, and it gained steam once local stations started picking up the story. Despite an outpouring of responses from local dads, the listing’s posters are now narrowing the candidate-pool criteria. Going forward, the only burger-flipper they’ll consider is …

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’13 Reasons Why’ showrunner says ‘there’s quite a bit more of Hannah’s story to tell’ in Season 2

June 5, 2017

… when she learned that she’d be back for Season 2, considering that Hannah is, well… not around anymore. “We’re going to see Hannah in flashbacks,” Langford told Mashable. “We’re going to see parts of Hannah’s life that we didn’t in Season 1. We haven’t really gone into that much detail but I know that we’re going to continue that dialogue and keep developing the story.” Despite the lack of source material for Season 2, …

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The Secret Sorority at Penn States Deadly Hazing Party

June 5, 2017

… report, its underage members were present at the very party where Piazza was forced to chug cheap vodka, shotgun beers, and run through an alcohol obstacle course while his brothers poured beer on top of him. Piazza was trying to get around two of the sorority women sitting on the stairs, when he fell, head first, 15 feet down them, according to a lawyer for one of the charged students. The members of Trilogy wont be included in these new safety measures. Because, Despite its origins and social …

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Coral Reefs Are Changing So Fast, Scientists Say We Need To Rewrite The Playbook

June 1, 2017

In a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature, coral researchers say the reefs of the past will probably never be seen again because human activity has devastated them. But Despite dramatic obituaries for structures like Australias Great Barrier Reefand mounting concern that thereslimited timeto save them, scientists say there is still hope for the structures. We can still have reefs in the future that will look OK in terms of supporting reef tourism and fisheries and the other …

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4 Scientifically-Backed Reasons You Should Choose Experiences, Not Things

May 29, 2017

… experience is different. Signing up for an experience gives you a ton of possibilities to imagine, which builds up the anticipation. You might make new friends, learn an interesting custom, or walk away with a different insight on life. Things, on the other hand, are predictable. Theyre safe. Theyll give you an outcome you expect. And for this reason, many people choose possessions over new experiences Despite what they could potentially gain otherwise. 4.Experiences Are Finite, And They …

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Angela Merkel just took a strong stand against U.S. leadership

May 29, 2017

… IndependentBased on recent reports, to say there are no indications might even be an understatement. On Saturday, it was reported that Trump privately told some associates, including Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, that the U.S. will indeed next week, although he publicly maintained (on Twitter, naturally) that the decision has not yet been made. I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2017 Despite …

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Don’t look back in anger: Music helps Manchester remember, and forget – BBC News

… watching everything else.” CCTV shows bomber before arena blast Hate crimes ‘double’ after arena attack Defiant attack poem to become book Others undoubtedly stayed away, but it was hard to tell how many. There was a huge crowd, though, and those that did attend were determined to enjoy it and let off steam as well as showing solidarity and respect. The best gigs are the ones where you lose yourself in the music and retreat from reality for a couple of hours. Despite the …

May 28, 2017
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General election 2017: Too young to vote, but still campaigning – BBC News

Hani is 16 years old and a passionate Tory supporter. Despite being too young to vote in next month’s general election, he is still determined to make his mark. “I think Theresa May relates to people like me and that’s why she would be such a good prime minister,” he tells the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme. Hani chose to join the Conservatives after studying the different parties’ manifestos during the 2015 general election. You can watch …

May 16, 2017
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