North Korea just tested its fourth set of projectiles in under 2 weeks

A woman walks past a television news screen showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on July 31, 2019. | Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images North Korea keeps testing weapons to get Trump’s attention. He likely won’t listen. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That’s North Korea’s motto these days, as it just launched its fourth set of projectiles — likely missiles — in less than…

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Cesar Sayoc, who sent explosives to Trump critics, just received a 20-year sentence

In this undated handout provided by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Cesar Sayoc poses for a mug shot photo in Miami.  | Broward County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images The judge determined he really didn’t aim to kill anyone. Cesar Sayoc, the man who sent pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and critics of President Donald Trump back in October, will now spend two decades behind bars. Sayoc admitted in March to sending 16 crude bombs…

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Trump wants social media to detect mass shooters before they commit crimes

Trump wants social media companies to work “in partnership” with law enforcement to find mass shooters ahead of time. That’s easier said than done. | SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images What’s more likely is that all sorts of speech — and people — would get swept up in the technology dragnets Trump seems to be proposing. After mass shootings in both Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, this weekend, President Donald Trump called on government organizations as…

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Bitcoin price rise: Why is BTC rising? How much could it rise as investors look elsewhere?

BITCOIN has soared today, reaching a more than three-week high – but why is the cryptocurrency rising? How much could it rise to as investors seek other options? BITCOIN has soared today, reaching a more than three-week high – but why is the cryptocurrency rising? How much could it rise to as investors seek other options? Simply The Best 7 Days A Week Powered by WPeMatico

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India’s risky Kashmir power grab, explained

Extra troops are in India-administered Kashmir to quell potential unrest after New Delhi moved to strip the region of many of its autonomies. | Getty Images The move is part of Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist project. India’s government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has made a controversial move to usurp power from the nation’s only Muslim-majority state, potentially igniting unrest in one of the world’s most dangerous nuclear flashpoints. On Monday, Indian Home Minister…

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Craft work boost as creative hobbies become the next big thing

Craft suppliers who showcase their products through the Hochanda shopping channel are reporting a 25 percent rise in sales this year as more people turn to creative hobbies at home. According to Hochanda chief executive Joe Padbury: “This is a new trend. Our viewers are telling us they are watching less reality TV and spending more time crafting with us. Craft suppliers who showcase their products through the Hochanda shopping channel are reporting a 25 percent…

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Obama denounces gun violence and white nationalism after recent mass shootings

Barack Obama speaks during a get-out-the-vote rally at the Cox Pavilion as he campaigns for Nevada Democratic candidates on October 22, 2018, in Las Vegas. | Ethan Miller/Getty Images “No other developed nation tolerates the levels of gun violence that we do.” Former President Barack Obama called for more gun control and condemned racist rhetoric — including from “our leaders” — in the aftermath of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio,…

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When celebrities mess up, “disgrace insurance” steps in

Lori Loughlin leaving Federal Court after the college admissions scandal on April 3, 2019. | Paul Marotta/Getty Images Companies want it for inevitable scandals, but providing it can be tricky. When Lori Laughlin was arrested for allegedly paying half a million dollars to score her two daughters admission to the University of Southern California, it was a Tier 2 scandal. But when Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty to paying $15,000 to change her daughter’s SAT score,…

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