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Miami cops say SWAT member was aiming for autism patient not therapist; warning about toy said ignored

japantimes - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 23:38

The North Miami police officer who shot and wounded an unarmed black mental health worker earlier this week was actually aiming at the man’s autistic patient and trying to protect the worker, the head of Miami-Dade County’s police union said. John Rivera, who runs the Miami Police Benevolent Association, told reporters Thursday that the officer, […]

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Yes, it's OK to eat raw cookie dough

cnn - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 23:33
The following three statements are all true: Eating cookie dough can be dangerous, even after we've dealt with any raw eggs. I am a public health faculty member and an expert in health risk communication. My family and I eat raw cookie dough regularly.
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Opinion round-up: Trump's speech like no other?

cnn - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 23:20
CNN Opinion contributors offer their takes on the final day of the Republican Party convention in Cleveland, Donald Trump's speech, and what this week has meant for the Republican Party. The views expressed are the writers' own.
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BayStars’ Tsutsugo delivers game-ending homer in 12th to conquer Giants

japantimes - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 23:19

Yoshitomo Tsutsugo might not have gotten a chance to win the game in the 10th, but he wasn’t going to be denied in the 12th. The red-hot Yokohama BayStars slugger hit a sayonara home run in the bottom of the 12th to lift his team to a 3-2 win over the Yomiuri Giants on Friday […]

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Prince George's third birthday marked with release of photos

bbc - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 23:11
Four photographs of Prince George at the family home in Norfolk are released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to mark his third birthday.
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Millions of galaxies spotted

cnn - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 23:09
Over the last week, new images have granted us exquisite views of the final frontier that is our old, vast and mysterious universe.
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Opinion: Trump's midnight in America

cnn - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 23:06
There were two enormous problems with Donald Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention: too much darkness, not enough inspirational personal biography.
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Olympic doping: 45 more athletes failed

cnn - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 23:06
Is there any chance that Rio will be a drug-free Olympics?
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Japan cranks up pitch for shinkansen in Singapore

japantimes - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 23:05

Japan intensified its shinkansen sales pitch in Singapore on Friday, hoping to acquire an edge in its bid for the Malaysia-Singapore high speed rail project. Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Keiichi Ishii discussed the bullet train system at a meeting with Singapore Senior Minister of State for Transport Josephine Teo and later at a […]

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A sister's pain

bbc - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 23:02
The sister of missing Malaysia Airlines captain Zaharie Shah tells the BBC about her brother's disappearance, and why the story of MH370 must live on.
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Leslie Jones: 'I did not leave Twitter'

cnn - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 22:58
Leslie Jones is clarifying what went down after Twitter trolls attacked her.
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Rakuten to recognize partners of employees in same-sex relationships as spouses

japantimes - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 22:57

Online shopping mall operator Rakuten Inc. on Friday announced that it will recognize the partners of employees in same-sex relationships as their spouses. Under the new rule, approved at the day’s board meeting, employees with same-sex partners can receive the same benefits and treatment as married employees, including congratulation and condolence leave, and consolation payments. […]

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Meet 'Graham': How we might look if we evolved for car crashes

bbc - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 22:47
Graham is a sculpture of how humans would need to evolve to survive low-impact car crashes.
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Croatia overturns conviction of WW2 'collaborator' Cardinal Stepinac

bbc - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 22:45
A Croatian court annuls the 1946 treason conviction of Catholic Cardinal Stepinac, who initially supported pro-Nazi fascists.
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The race that pits humans against horses

cnn - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 22:44
Humans have been chasing animals for their entire existence. Racing against them wasn't a matter of sport, but necessity, as our ancestors simply needed the food.
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Trump's America is scary -- but fixable

cnn - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 22:39
Donald Trump painted a foreboding picture Thursday of an America adrift as he accepted the Republican presidential nomination with a sober speech in Cleveland.
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