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Obama vows to press Burma for more reforms during historic Asia trip

Obama vows to press Burma for more reforms during historic Asia trip | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
President brushes off criticism that visit comes too early and says it's time to congratulate nation on opening door to change...
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Rodney Alcala The Dating Game killer Serial Killer - Video Dailymotion

Despite having been charged with the 1977 murder of Christine Thornton, “Dating Game Killer” Rodney Alcala will not have to face the consequences for that crime. The 73-year-old serial killer is reportedly too ill to make the journey from California to Wyoming to be charged. Alcala was eventually connected to the Thornton murder through DNA testing. It’s suspected that he may have killed many more people than he’s been accused of.Rodney Alcala has been described as one of the most prolific serial killers to terrorize California. His first known crime was the brutal rape and beating of eight-year-old Tali Shapiro in 1968. Shapiro was found in Alcala’s apartment after someone who saw him pick up the child in his car had called authorities. Unfortunately, Alcala had vanished, fleeing to New York City, where he lived for four years and attended film school until the law caught up with him on the Shapiro case.Shapiro’s family had relocated to Mexico by then, and didn’t want Tali to testify in the trial, so Alcala was charged with only assault and was out on parole after 34 months. He then began a five-year murder spree almost immediately, and was able to slay an absolutely unknown number before he was finally stopped in 1979. Thanks to a series of trials, convictions, appeals, and retrials, Alcala has basically spent the years since 1979 behind bars. His third trial, alleging the rape and murder of 31-year-old Charlotte Lamb, 27-year-old Georgia Wixted, 21-year-old Jill Parenteau, 18-year-old Jill Barcomb, and 12-year-old Robin Samsoe, began in 2005. During the decades he was jailed, DNA evidence processing had advanced to the point where law enforcement was able to use what they still had to build an even better case against him. In 2010, Alcala was sentenced to death for the third time.Authorities have always been sure of one thing: these weren’t the only women and girls that Alcala had killed. Alcala is believed to possibly have killed as many as 130 people across the country, but authorities are still trying to get the evidence to connect him. In Alcala’s possessions when he was arrested was a large collection of photographs he’d taken of young women and men some of whom were his victims, while most remained unidentified. It’s always been suspected that in those unidentified models were some additional victims, cold cases waiting to be solved. This week, those photos helped authorities add another name to his list: Christine Ruth Thornton of of San Antonio.Those photos got into the hands of Thornton’s family in 2013, and Thornton’s sister recognized her sitting on a motorcycle in one photo. When authorities confronted Alcala about the photo, he admitted to being the photographer, but refused to admit to her murder. Dan Erramouspe, an attorney from Wyoming connected to the Thornton case, told reporters that some of the things Alcala had said when they tried to confront him did potentially help tie him to Thornton’s murder ect ect ... Aired: Unknow
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Sniper’s bizarre reaction after terrorist bullet barely misses her

Sniper’s bizarre reaction after terrorist bullet barely misses her | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
An astonishing video showing a Kurdish sniper laugh after a bullet fired by an ISIS terrorist narrowly misses her head has emerged online. The YPJ (Women’s Protection Units) sharpshooter is seen taking aim through a window during fighting in the terror group’s besieged Syrian stronghold Raqqa. After she takes her own shot a chunk of the wall just behind her head explodes, showering the room with dust and plaster. She immediately ducks down and laughs at her close brush with death – and is even seen sticking her tongue out sheepishly. The footage, which has not been verified, was posted online by a Kurdish journalist embedded with the YPJ fighters. The reporter, Hemze Hamza, tweeted: “Kurdish
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Child Marriage in the U.S. Is Still Happening Today

Child Marriage in the U.S. Is Still Happening Today | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Here's what you need to know about the United States' dark laws that still allow child marriage to occur in the nation.
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North Korea threatens to kill South's ex-president Park

North Korea threatens to kill South's ex-president Park | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
North Korea threatened on Wednesday to impose the death penalty on the South's former president Park Geun-Hye over an alleged plot to assassinate its leader Kim Jong-Un. Park had "pushed forward" a supposed plan by Seoul's intelligence services to eliminate the North's leadership
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Police: Boys found living among trash and dead animals in Tennessee

Police: Boys found living among trash and dead animals in Tennessee | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
When officers went to a Tennessee home on a child welfare call, they weren't prepared to find an animal hoarding case as well.
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Judy Malinowski, Set on Fire by Ex-Boyfriend Nearly 2 Years Ago, Dies

Judy Malinowski, Set on Fire by Ex-Boyfriend Nearly 2 Years Ago, Dies | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Judy Malinowski, who was horrifically burned by her ex-boyfriend in August 2015, died from her injuries. She was 33
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US woman shoots boyfriend dead in YouTube stunt to 'boost online profile'

US woman shoots boyfriend dead in YouTube stunt to 'boost online profile' | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
US woman shoots boyfriend dead in YouTube stunt to 'boost online profile'
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Farmer Sentenced to 10 Years for Killing Daughter's 'Abusive' Boyfriend, Dumping Him in Manure Pile

Farmer Sentenced to 10 Years for Killing Daughter's 'Abusive' Boyfriend, Dumping Him in Manure Pile | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
The murder victim was shot in the back and the head and had his throat slit.
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US drops Iraq, Myanmar from child soldiers list amid human rights groups outcry

US drops Iraq, Myanmar from child soldiers list amid human rights groups outcry | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
US State Department has dropped Iraq and Myanmar from a child soldiers' blacklist in its annual people trafficking report, despite multiple reports of continuous usage of children in armies and militias, and human rights activists' outcry.
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Mattis says Syria's government taking US threat seriously

Mattis says Syria's government taking US threat seriously | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS (AP) — Syria's government has taken seriously the U.S. warning against launching another chemical weapons attack, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday.
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How Much Money Does The Queen Make? Elizabeth II To Receive $97M To Restore Buckingham Palace

How Much Money Does The Queen Make? Elizabeth II To Receive $97M To Restore Buckingham Palace | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Queen Elizabeth II was set to get a little more in her paycheck this year— $43 million more, to be exact. The queen received $54.6 million in tax-free income last year, but this year, she’ll be getting around $97 million. The money is what’s known as a “sovereign grant,” a type of expense account designed to cover travel, security, staff, upkeep and other costs. Read: After Westminster Attack, Who Keeps The Queen Safe? That money was scheduled to go toward renovations at Buckingham Palace: a residence that, at 775 rooms, needed extensive repairs. Staff planned to fix or replace about 100 miles of electric cables more than 60 years old, lead pipes, thousands of light fixtures and wall outlets
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President Trump Tells GOP Senators It's 'Okay' If Health Care Bill Doesn't Pass

President Trump Tells GOP Senators It's 'Okay' If Health Care Bill Doesn't Pass | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
President Donald Trump told Senate Republicans meeting at a White House meeting Tuesday that repealing the Affordable Care Act was a chance to benefit the American public, but it would be "okay" if the bill did not ultimately become law.
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Pool and Unusual: Woman Claims She Was Kicked Out of Swimming Area Over One-Piece Bathing Suit

Pool and Unusual: Woman Claims She Was Kicked Out of Swimming Area Over One-Piece Bathing Suit | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Tori Jenkins was told she had to leave because she didn't need to be "exciting" teenage boys in the area.
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Why one man keeps ramming his car into Ten Commandments statues on government property

Why one man keeps ramming his car into Ten Commandments statues on government property | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
“Oh my goodness,” a man says as he flicks on the car's lights. “Freedom!”
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Outrage as Mother of 'Baby Doe' Walks Free Following Boyfriend's Conviction

Outrage as Mother of 'Baby Doe' Walks Free Following Boyfriend's Conviction | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Rachelle Bond testified against boyfriend Michael McCarthy, who was convicted of murder.
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Brendan Dassey To Remain Behind Bars, Appeals Court Rules

Brendan Dassey To Remain Behind Bars, Appeals Court Rules | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Brendan Dassey, a Wisconsin man featured in the Netflix true crime documentary series “Making a Murderer,” will remain behind bars for now as the state fights a decision that overturned his conviction.
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He was cited for walking without an ID. He wants the officer off the force

He was cited for walking without an ID. He wants the officer off the force | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
A man stopped by a North Florida cop and cited for walking without an ID and threatened with jail said this week he would like to see the officer kicked off the force. Devonte Shipman, 21, of Jacksonville said this Sheriff’s Officer J.S. Bolen deserves to be disciplined with suspension or firing after Bolen threatened to put him in jail after a jaywalking stop. And for not having his drivers license on him even though the 21-year-old wasn’t driving. Shipman didn’t expect the video of his encounter with Bolen, posted last week to his Facebook account, to go viral Monday just as he didn’t expect anything when he crossed Arlington Road about a half-mile from his listed address. “I never knew anybody
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Oklahoma woman found dead inside Walmart bathroom

Oklahoma woman found dead inside Walmart bathroom | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
A woman from Oklahoma was found dead inside a Walmart bathroom and her body may have been there for a few days, police said.
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Vt. farmer charged with murdering daughter's boyfriend

Vt. farmer charged with murdering daughter's boyfriend | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
A Castleton man was charged Wednesday with gunning down his daughter's boyfriend in the family sugar shack.
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New Orleans tourists attacked: 4 arrested in French Quarter beating

New Orleans tourists attacked: 4 arrested in French Quarter beating | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Two more men were arrested Wednesday in the violent attack on two tourists who were visiting New Orleans' French Quarter Saturday night when they were robbed and beaten, police said.
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In Pakistan, scorching Ramadan month highlights chronic water, power shortages

In Pakistan, scorching Ramadan month highlights chronic water, power shortages | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Filling water bottles in the dark, people blamed official neglect and Indian treaty violations. 
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Ex-PM David Cameron & Prince William implicated in World Cup corruption scandal – FIFA report

Ex-PM David Cameron & Prince William implicated in World Cup corruption scandal – FIFA report | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
The newly published full version of a report on the FIFA 2018/2022 bidding process alleges the former UK PM tried to persuade South Korea to trade votes in a clear violation of FIFA ethics rules. The publication comes after the report was leaked to German media.

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North Korea calls for execution of ex-South Korea leader over 'assassination' plot

North Korea calls for execution of ex-South Korea leader over 'assassination' plot | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Wednesday it has issued a standing order for the execution of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her spy chief for a plot to assassinate its leader, and it demanded that the South hand the pair over. The North's official KCNA said &
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Kenyans are first in Africa to get generic of latest AIDS drug

Kenyans are first in Africa to get generic of latest AIDS drug | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
By Daniel Wesangula NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya is the first African country to start using a generic version of the latest AIDS drug that can improve and prolong the lives of tens of thousands of people who suffer severe side effects and resistance to other treatments. A generic of
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