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Christians vs. occultists: 0 - 5

Christians often accuse occultists of brainwashing, animal sacrifice, human sacrifice, sexual molestation of children, ritualistic child abuse. When you cons...
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USAF Academy may use mental health counseling to cover up sexual assaults

USAF Academy may use mental health counseling to cover up sexual assaults | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Survivors of sexual assault have accused the US Air Force Academy of using mental health diagnoses to cover up sex crimes and as a way to force cadets out of the military university.
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Scaramucci Joins White House as Spicer Reportedly Resigns

President Donald Trump has hired financier Anthony Scaramucci as his communications director, a person familiar with the decision said.
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WWII Airman Returned to Family 70 Years After His Death as Remains Are Found Implanted in Tree

WWII Airman Returned to Family 70 Years After His Death as Remains Are Found Implanted in Tree | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
"When the plane hit the ground, it basically exploded. His bones were actually protected by the roots of the tree," his niece told InsideEdition.com.
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State trade group can weigh in on Dakota Access pipeline

State trade group can weigh in on Dakota Access pipeline | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge deciding whether to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline while more environmental review is completed says he’ll allow North Dakota’s main energy trade group to weigh in. Judge James Boasberg might also allow some national energy and manufacturing groups to have a say, though he didn’t immediately rule. The North Dakota Petroleum Council and other groups maintain their input is important because none of the parties in a lawsuit over the $3.8 billion pipeline to move North Dakota oil to Illinois speaks for the general oil industry. The Petroleum Council represents about 500 companies, including Texas-based pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners. It maintains
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Swimming Robot Captures Underwater Images of Damaged Fukushima Nuclear Reactor

Swimming Robot Captures Underwater Images of Damaged Fukushima Nuclear Reactor | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
The reactor was destroyed by a massive March 2011 earthquake and tsunami
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Australia's Justine Damond ‘Did Not Have To Die', Minneapolis Police Chief Says

Australia's Justine Damond ‘Did Not Have To Die', Minneapolis Police Chief Says | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said on Thursday (July 20) that the fatal shooting of an Australian bride-to-be should not have happened and that Justine Damond “didn’t have to die”. Damond was shot when she approached a police car after calling 911 to get help over a possible sexual assault in her neighbourhood just before midnight on Saturday (July 15). She succumbed to a single gunshot wound to her abdomen. Speaking to the media for the first time since the incident, Harteau said Police Officer Mohamed Noor, who fired the fatal shot, should have had the body cameras turned on. She called the shooting of the Australian “the actions and judgement of one individual” as she distanced her department from the incident. Harteau said she would be looking into strengthening department policy following the incident to ensure that all police officers have body cameras one when they interact with public.
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S. Korea urges North to respond to military talks offer

S. Korea urges North to respond to military talks offer | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
South Korea urged the North on Friday to break its silence on an offer of military talks aimed at easing simmering tensions over the hermit state's nuclear ambitions. Seoul had proposed to hold rare inter-Korea talks this week at the border truce village of Panmunjom to ease hostilities after a
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Chester Bennington’s Wife Talinda Bentley Tweets He ‘Didn’t Kill Himself’

Chester Bennington’s Wife Talinda Bentley Tweets He ‘Didn’t Kill Himself’ | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
It remains unclear at the moment whether Bentley actually posted the tweets or whether her Twitter account was hacked.
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Iraqi Forces Carry Out Revenge Killings Against ISIS Suspects

Iraqi Forces Carry Out Revenge Killings Against ISIS Suspects | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
As Iraqi forces gain upper hand, Sunni Muslims become the victims of further sectarian crimes.
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Iran's president says his country will 'stand up to' US

Iran's president says his country will 'stand up to' US | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president said Wednesday that it will stand up to the United States and reciprocate for any new sanctions that Washington imposes on the Islamic republic.
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Iraq faces pockets of Islamic State resistance in Mosul's Old City

Iraq faces pockets of Islamic State resistance in Mosul's Old City | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
By Stephen Kalin MOSUL (Reuters) - Iraqi forces faced further pockets of resistance from Islamic State militants in Mosul's Old City on Friday, four days after the prime minister declared victory. Iraqi army helicopters flew overhead and explosions could be heard, residents said, while videos of
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Doctor accused of molesting U.S. gymnasts pleads guilty to child pornography

Doctor accused of molesting U.S. gymnasts pleads guilty to child pornography | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Larry Nassar, once a team doctor for Olympians at USA Gymnastics and a former employee at Michigan State University, pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography, possession of child pornography and destruction and concealment of records, according to a plea agreement filed at the U.S. District Court
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Senate Judiciary chairman asks how Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr. entered U.S.

Senate Judiciary chairman asks how Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr. entered U.S. | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, asked the U.S. administration on Tuesday how the Russian lawyer who met President Donald Trump's son in New York in June 2016 was allowed to enter the United States. Grassley, in a letter to Secretary of Homeland
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‘Generation of Al Capones’: Prison reform attracts strange bedfellows

‘Generation of Al Capones’: Prison reform attracts strange bedfellows | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Senators Kamala Harris (D-California) and Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) are reaching across the aisle in a bid to support prison reform. They are co-sponsoring a bill to reform bail conditions which serves as an example of a reform idea that has bipartisan appeal.
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Chester Bennington's Drug Use Might Have Caused Suicide, Some Speculate

Chester Bennington's Drug Use Might Have Caused Suicide, Some Speculate | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
He tried drugs for the first time at the age of 11.
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O.J. Simpson granted parole after serving 9 years in prison

O.J. Simpson granted parole after serving 9 years in prison | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners unanimously voted to grant parole to O.J. Simpson. Simpson has served almost nine years in prison after being convicted of armed robbery in 2008. He will be released from Lovelock Correctional Facility in October.
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Panel: Dakota Access-style protests could become commonplace

Panel: Dakota Access-style protests could become commonplace | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Well-funded and organized protests like the one involving the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline may become commonplace, officials said Wednesday as they urged the industry to prepare for such activity.
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Investigation Reveals Cop Who Shot Justine Damond Was Startled by 'Loud Sound'

Investigation Reveals Cop Who Shot Justine Damond Was Startled by 'Loud Sound' | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
It's possible that the sound was fireworks in the area.
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Cameroon: Soldiers Accused of Torture at Base Used by U.S. Troops

Cameroon: Soldiers Accused of Torture at Base Used by U.S. Troops | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
In Cameroon, Amnesty International says elite government soldiers fighting Boko Haram militants have for years tortured prisoners at secret bases, including one used by American and French soldiers near the Cameroon-Nigeria border. Amnesty regional director Stephen Cockburn cited more than 100 cases in which former prisoners described being held in agonizing stress positions; tied up and left for days in the open; beaten, drowned, electrocuted, and having had their fingernails pulled out. Cockburn says much of the torture played out at a base in Salak, Cameroon, where U.S. and French troops are frequently stationed.

Stephen Cockburn: "What we are not saying is they have been directly involved in torture, but we are raising serious questions about what was known by these personnel. Did they know that there was torture taking place? Did they know that people were being illegally detained? And if so, what did they do about it? Did they report it to their hierarchy, or did they take measures to prevent it? These are really, really big questions. There are war crimes that are taking place under the nose of international personnel on the base, and this needs to be investigated."

Among those reportedly tortured were women and children. Amnesty said dozens died from the abuse. As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump frequently voiced support for torture, promising to bring back waterboarding and "a hell of a lot worse."
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How many nukes are in the world and what could they destroy?

How many nukes are in the world and what could they destroy? | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Tensions over nuclear weapons have been raised further after North Korea claimed to have successfully test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile.  This latest move comes amid increasing concern over North Korea's military capabilities, with the new US administration upping its rhetoric
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A Possible Saudi Arabian ‘Coup’ Made New Crown Prince Future King, Report Says

A Possible Saudi Arabian ‘Coup’ Made New Crown Prince Future King, Report Says | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
The Saudi prince who had been first in the royal line of succession was reportedly “pressured” by royal court officials to give up his spot as Saudi Arabia’s future king, a possibly damning indication that the Middle East nation’s internal politics are greatly in flux and not nearly as stable as other
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Mother Gives Birth in Restaurant Bathroom, Grandma Helps Stash Baby in Trash: Cops

Mother Gives Birth in Restaurant Bathroom, Grandma Helps Stash Baby in Trash: Cops | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
A mother and daughter have been charged in the death of a newborn.
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'Oh He Just Died': Teens Laugh At Drowning Disabled Man In Disturbing Video

'Oh He Just Died': Teens Laugh At Drowning Disabled Man In Disturbing Video | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
In more than two-minute long video, the teens can be heard laughing, instead of calling for help as a Florida man struggled to stay afloat in a pond.
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U.S. Army soldier arrested in Hawaii on terrorism charges

U.S. Army soldier arrested in Hawaii on terrorism charges | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
A U.S. Army sergeant stationed in Hawaii after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan was charged on Monday with attempting to provide material support to Islamic State extremists, including a drone aircraft and combat training instructions. Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, an air traffic control specialist who also
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U.S. judge halts deportation of Iraqi immigrants

U.S. judge halts deportation of Iraqi immigrants | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith in Michigan said he had the authority to order the government to keep the Iraqis in the county while their deportation cases were reviewed by the courts. Many of the 199 Iraqis detained - largely in the Detroit area but also in Tennessee, New Mexico and California
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