Take a good look at the events in Charlottesvillethis is America today

August 15, 2017

Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The eyes of the nation and the world turned to Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday after a “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally descended into chaos. The rally brought together the members of various white nationalist hate groups, including neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and their smaller sub-factions. They were greeted by an army of protesters who were there to demonstrate that hateful ideologies aren’t welcome in…

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Unite The Right organizer Jason Kessler attacked and chased away during press conference

August 14, 2017

Violence erupted again in Charlottesville, Virginia on Sunday after “Unite The Right” organizer Jason Kessler was swarmed and attacked by protesters while attempting to hold a news conference. Thousands of protestors descended upon the city this weekend to oppose a racist gathering called Unite The Right. Clashes between protesters and racists on Saturday led to the death of 32-year-old Virginia native Heather Heyer. Two police officers also died in a…

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Here are Trump’s remarks on the violence in Charlottesville

August 13, 2017

On a day when white nationalists marched through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, and their planned rally escalated into violence that left one dead, President Donald Trump decided to go ahead with a press conference covering veterans’ healthcare. Before signing a bill, Trump did address the situation in Virginia. Earlier in the day he had tweeted about the violence, saying “Charlottesville sad!” SEE ALSO: A round of applause for student…

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Behold the swaggering masculinity of Vladimir Putin

August 9, 2017

My one regret is not having more time to exercise for this is just my body's naturally sculpted state.Image: Sovfoto/UIG via Getty Images Behold, it is Vladimir Putin, in all his glory. You may know Putin as the President of Russia. But he is not like other presidents. He’s a “macho” president. The “quintessential picture of masculinity” president. The man’s man “smell the dirt under his fingernails, feel the sun’s…

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Eiffel Tower Suspect Says He Was in Touch With IS Member

August 8, 2017

Paris (AP) — A young French man who recently was discharged from a psychiatric hospital is under investigation for an attempted terrorist attack after he brandished a knife and tried to breach security at the Eiffel Tower, authorities said Sunday. No one was hurt in the incident late Saturday, though the tower was briefly evacuated, according to a statement from the company that manages the monument. The tower reopened as…

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Nissans U.S. Workers Vote Against Joining UAW

August 7, 2017

United Auto Workers another blow in its decades-long attempt to organize Japanese automakers’ U.S. car plants, as employees at a Mississippi factory voted against joining the union. Workers at the facility in Canton voted nearly two-to-one against joining the UAW, Nissan spokesman Paul Barage said in an email. The union has largely failed for years to organize Japanese, German or Korean automakers’ American factories. The vote results are another setback…

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Chris Christie got into it with a Cubs fan, because of course he did

August 1, 2017

It never ends.Image: Jeff Zelevansky / Stringer/Getty Images New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie seems to be getting into it with just about everyone nowadays, and as we know, even baseball games are no longer sacred. First, he got booed at a Mets game after catching a foul ball. This time, Christie got into it with someone at a Sunday game between the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers, whom his son…

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There’s a New Reason Indian Tourists Are Flocking to Singapore

July 28, 2017

When Indian architect Rahul Maini and his parents embarked on their first trip abroad in May, Singapore was their destination of choice. But the trio wasn’t going for the hawker food or even the city-state’s casinos – they were there to get on a ship. The FlowRider surf simulator on the top deck of the Voyager of the Seas cruise ship. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Singapore Tourism Board. “We chose…

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Federer Wins 8th Wimbledon Title, Beating Cilic in Final

July 18, 2017

London (AP) — After Roger Federer closed out a Wimbledon final that was more of a coronation than a contest with an ace, he sat in his changeover chair and wiped away tears. That is when it hit him: His wait for record-breaking No. 8 was over. Until then, Federer wasn't focused on the notion of winning the grass-court tournament more often than any other man in the history of…

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That huge iceberg should freak you out. Here’s why

July 15, 2017

(CNN)This week, a trillion-tonne hunk of ice broke off Antarctica. At 6,000 square kilometers, the Larsen C ice sheet could be one of the world’s biggest ever icebergs. Source: European Space Agency “They’re looking at it through a microscope” rather than seeing macro trends, including the fact that oceans around Antarctica are warming, helping thin the ice, said Kevin Trenberth, a distinguished senior scientist at the US National Center for…

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Another Europe trip for Melania Trump means forging new relationships

July 6, 2017

(CNN)First lady Melania Trump is back in Europe. “This trip, for me, has been very special, and I will never forget the women and children I met,” the first lady said at the end of the visit, speaking to American troops and their families in Sicily. “As one of the kids at the hospital that I visit said in a picture he drew for me: We are all the same.”…

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Build your brand with these online courses

July 5, 2017

Image: pixabay.com Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Whether you run a small business or are just working on a great side hustle, maintaining an exceptional online presence is crucial. Carving out time for online courses may seem like the last thing on your mind, but the more you know, the more youll be able to do. One University…

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Ed Sheeran is just the latest celebrity to leave Twitter. Here’s why.

July 5, 2017

"Gooooodbye Twiiiiittter."Image: James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock Ed Sheeran is just the latest victim. A recent interview revealed that the singer-songwriter has, for the most part, signed off Twitter. SEE ALSO: Ed Sheeran has announced he’s quitting Twitter for a depressing reason The 140-character platform that once referred to itself as a social network has defined itself as a news network as of late, as it tries to convince investors, advertisers, and the…

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Manchester International Festival: Putting women in control of the world – BBC News

July 5, 2017

“I think there would be a different sense of care. Definitely.” Image copyright BBC/Getty Images Image caption Director Vicky Featherstone (left) and writer Abi Morgan have helped create the show “But your question to me was, do you think the world would be a better place if women did [rule it]? “At the moment, it isn’t equal. It is men ruling the world. And I think it would be a…

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For George Washington a Sword Was Much More Than an Accessory

July 4, 2017

Authors Intro: In Riding with George, I use my background as a war correspondent, sports reporter, and amateur equestrian to focus on Washingtons exploits as a foxhunter, woodsman, warrior, and man of manners, explaining how Georges performances helped crystallize his contribution to our modern ideas of sportsmanship and chivalry, even as they also highlight the intimate ties between sports and war. It isnt difficult to understand George Washingtons interest in…

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We Were Kicked Off Chicagos Dyke March for Not Being the Right Kind of Jew

July 4, 2017

On June 24, some 1,500 people joined the Chicago Dyke March, in what seemed like a utopia of acceptance and respect for people of all orientations, races, nationalities and backgrounds or it almost was. According to the Windy City Times, it seemed as if the entire gender, racial and sexual spectrum was represented, walking hand-in-hand and demonstrating a powerful unity as they chanted "We are Dyke March" in English and…

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Heartbroken Adele Cancels Two Final Shows in World Tour

July 3, 2017

British singer Adele has canceled the two final shows in her sold-out world tour over damaged vocal cords. I went to see my throat doctor this evening because my voice didn't open up at all today and it turns out I have damaged my vocal cords, Adele announced on Twitter late Friday. And on medical advice I simply am unable to perform over the weekend. To say I'm heart broken…

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Tourists, Locals Buy Nevada’s Legal Recreational Marijuana

July 2, 2017

Las Vegas (AP) — Cheers and long lines of tourists and locals alike greeted the first day of sales of recreational marijuana on Saturday as Nevada became the fifth state with stores selling pot to the public in a market that is expected to outpace all others in the U.S. thanks to the millions of visitors who flock to Las Vegas each year. Veteran consumers, first-timers, twenty-somethings and retirees were…

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It’s Chris-mas in July. Allow us to explain.\n

July 2, 2017

Image: vicky leta/mashable This summer, more than ever, the internet and world at large is in the throes of peak Chris madness. For serious scientific reasons enumerated below, Mashable has dubbed today, July 1st, the year of our lord 2017 as…Chris-mas. What is Chris-mas? Christmas, but for Chrises! Christmas in July but Chris-mas, in July. On this day we celebrate our Chrises in all their glory and embarrassment, because we…

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Over 20,000 people came together to celebrate pride, despite hurdles thrown in their way

July 2, 2017

Image: Ng Yi Shu/Mashable More than 20,000 Singaporeans came to Pink Dot, the city’s annual LGBTQ festival this year, according to organisers. There were so many people who tried to join the event which sported a rainbow theme this year that the park where it was held had to be closed at 7 p.m. for capacity. That’s no small feat considering the number of roadblocks the nine-year-old festival has encountered…

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Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao loses title to Australian underdog Jeff Horn

July 2, 2017

(CNN)Manny Pacquiao has lost his WBO Welterweight title to a relative unknown in a shock defeat for the Philippines boxing hero. However, it wasn’t long before social media shot back with allegations the judges got it wrong. Three-time world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis disputed the result on Twitter: “This is what’s wrong with boxing. Horn was very game but I’m hard pressed to see how he could have won that…

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Wikipedia: The Text Adventure will satisfy your inner geography nerd

July 2, 2017

Image: Sierakowski/REX/Shutterstock Reading Wikipedia just got a whole lot more fun. A new game called “Wikipedia: The text adventure” helps you navigate and learn more about the world using a clever modification of the online knowledge database’s API. You can start your journey with a suggested location or choose your own, and from there on the game dynamically generates options of places to explore. SEE ALSO: Someone already made a…

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Lewis Hamilton on preparing for life after Formula One

June 30, 2017

(CNN)“No one else is going to do it for me, that’s for sure.” One of the fastest drivers of his generation, the three-time Formula One champion has always been a go getter. Much like David Beckham in the soccer world, Hamilton has become a celebrity outside his sport, often being snapped in the front row at fashion week and on the red carpet of film premieres — and he’s also…

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The German and British children who became post-war friends – BBC News

June 29, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJune Whitcombe and Gretel Rieber met after the war as a special relationship developed between Reading and Dusseldorf In 1947 Germany and the UK were both still reeling after World War Two. But in Reading that did not stop the mayor, in the face of fierce criticism, inviting impoverished children from the city of Dusseldorf to her town. The twinning still thrives,…

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Facebook scores biggest sports livestream deal yet

June 28, 2017

Marcelo of Real Madrid under pressure from Andrea Barzagli of Juventus during the UEFA Champions League Final match between Juventus and Real Madrid.Image: CameraSport via Getty Images Facebook’s live sports offer is taking a giant step-over. SEE ALSO: Facebook to stream MLB games, continues grabbing live sports rights Facebook will livestream more than a dozen matches from the Champions League, European soccer’s top tournament, as part of a new deal…

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Sweaty strangers yell at each other in Twitter’s most honest ad campaign yet

June 28, 2017

Shaq engrossed in Twitter debate in a new ad.Image: twitter Twitter is notorious for its fight club atmosphere. More than any other social network, it’s a place where users don’t hold back in debating one another, whether they be the president of the United States or a blank avatar with five followers. While that environment can easily veer into harassment or intimidate prospective users, it has some upsides too. That’s…

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