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The Death Of Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man

Very moving documentary excerpt which describes the decline in health, and subsequent death, of Joseph Carey Merrick, otherwise known as The Elephant Man.
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Senators Told Diplomacy Must Be Exhausted First Regarding North Korea

Senators Told Diplomacy Must Be Exhausted First Regarding North Korea | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Former federal officials testify at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S.
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Fla. cop charged with attempted manslaughter after shooting unarmed therapist

Fla. cop charged with attempted manslaughter after shooting unarmed therapist | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
A North Miami police officer who shot an unarmed black man lying down with his hands in the air last summer will face charges of attempted manslaughter and culpable negligence. The victim was looking after a man with autism who was carrying a toy truck.
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Protests greet ‘alt-right’ speaker in Auburn, Alabama (VIDEO)

Protests greet ‘alt-right’ speaker in Auburn, Alabama (VIDEO) | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Student protesters and masked ‘antifa’ activists clashed with supporters of ‘alt-right’ leader Richard Spencer as he gave a speech at Auburn University, which tried to keep him away but was overruled by a federal judge on free speech grounds.
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Fresno shooter ‘not a terrorist’, but a racist – police

Fresno shooter ‘not a terrorist’, but a racist – police | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Kori Muhammad, a black man charged in the shooting murders of three white men in Fresno, California, will also face hate crime enhancements, according to police. Terrorism has been ruled out, an initial suspicion as the suspect shouted, “Allahu akbar.”
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US to file charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange – report

US to file charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange – report | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Officials reportedly claim the Department of Justice is ready to file arrest charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Press advocates warn that if the US goes after the pro-transparency publisher, they could go after other news outlets as well.
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Convicted Egyptian terrorist with ties to Osama bin Laden stripped of US citizenship

Convicted Egyptian terrorist with ties to Osama bin Laden stripped of US citizenship | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The US government has revoked the citizenship of an Egyptian-born man who confessed to recruiting for Al-Qaeda while living in California for 12 years. The former Silicon Valley car salesman is serving a 15-year prison sentence for terrorism in Egypt.
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New Orleans removes 1st of 4 Confederate statues that 'revere white supremacy'

New Orleans removes 1st of 4 Confederate statues that 'revere white supremacy' | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
A prominent symbol of the confederate legacy in the southern United States was removed Monday morning by masked workers wearing bulletproof vests and under heavy police protection.
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Clashes erupt in West Bank at protest over Palestinian hunger strike (VIDEO)

Clashes erupt in West Bank at protest over Palestinian hunger strike (VIDEO) | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Fights have broken out between Israeli soldiers and protesters outside the city of Ramallah in the West Bank as a small procession marched in support of the thousands of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike across Israeli jails.
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Saudi king’s son who ‘bombed ISIS & Yemen’ named as ambassador to US

Saudi king’s son who ‘bombed ISIS & Yemen’ named as ambassador to US | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has appointed his son, Prince Khaled bin Salman, as the country’s ambassador to the US, in a move said to point to strengthening ties to President Donald Trump.

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‘Sherlock Holmes of Armenian Genocide’ claims new evidence definitively ends case for denial

‘Sherlock Holmes of Armenian Genocide’ claims new evidence definitively ends case for denial | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Turkey has failed to recognize the Armenian Genocide, which began in 1915 as World War I raged across Europe, for over a century but now new evidence has come to light which may prove beyond doubt the slaughter took place.
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Japanese rush to build nuclear bunkers, buy up air purifiers amid rising tensions with N.Korea

Japanese rush to build nuclear bunkers, buy up air purifiers amid rising tensions with N.Korea | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Demand for nuclear bomb shelters and air purifiers has increased significantly among some Japanese against a backdrop of rising tensions with North Korea, which allegedly has the capability of hitting the country with missiles containing sarin.
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Radioactive material theft in Mexico prompts alert in 9 states

Radioactive material theft in Mexico prompts alert in 9 states | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Mexican officials have issued a nine state alert after a vehicle carrying mobile industrial radiography equipment filled with Iridium-192 was stolen in the city of Tlaquepaque in the state of Jalisco.
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The Latest: US Navy conducting exercises with Japan, S.Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local):
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Entire U.S. Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing

Entire U.S. Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Top Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing on Wednesday at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate on the situation in North Korea, senior Senate aides said on Monday. All 100 senators have been asked to the White House for the briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary
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Multiple injuries, 21 arrests as pro & anti-Trump protesters clash in Berkeley, California

Multiple injuries, 21 arrests as pro & anti-Trump protesters clash in Berkeley, California | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
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‘Treated like a criminal’: Florida mother of arrested 10yo with autism demands answers (VIDEO)

‘Treated like a criminal’: Florida mother of arrested 10yo with autism demands answers (VIDEO) | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
A Florida mother wants to know why her 10-year-old son with autism was dragged away from his elementary school in handcuffs and forced to spend a night behind bars. Luanne Haygood told RT America's Marina Portnaya the police were “certainly not trained.”
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Marines barred from posting nude photos of others without consent

Marines barred from posting nude photos of others without consent | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The US Navy has banned Navy and Marine Corps personnel from posting nude photos of others online without their consent.
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Police robot blows up suitcase in suspected bomb incident in Kissimmee, Florida

Police robot blows up suitcase in suspected bomb incident in Kissimmee, Florida | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
A bomb disposal robot blew up a suspicious suitcase left near a propane tank in Kissimmee, central Florida. Businesses were evacuated after a police alarm.

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Changing narratives: Ex-Trump adviser Page fires back at CNN’s ‘Russia contacts’ claim

Changing narratives: Ex-Trump adviser Page fires back at CNN’s ‘Russia contacts’ claim | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
“False narratives,” not the alleged Russian attempts, were the ultimate form of meddling in the election, Carter Page told CNN, striking back at the network’s anonymous report claiming the FBI has proof he and other Trump advisers interacted with Russian agents.
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Croatian church calls for ban on play showing Jesus ‘raping’ Muslim woman (VIDEO)

Croatian church calls for ban on play showing Jesus ‘raping’ Muslim woman (VIDEO) | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
A controversial play in which Jesus Christ is depicted raping a Muslim woman has been denounced by Croatia’s Catholic Church days ahead of its debut at a theater festival. The play has already received condemnation and sparked some protests in Europe.
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‘Wedding dress doesn’t cover the rape’: Activists campaign against Lebanese ‘rape law’

‘Wedding dress doesn’t cover the rape’: Activists campaign against Lebanese ‘rape law’ | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Activists set up a symbolic exhibition on Beirut’s seaside promenade to call on the country’s MPs to abolish a controversial law that allows rapists to avoid prosecution by marrying their victim.
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Bomb attack hits US base in Afghanistan as Defense Sec Mattis visits Kabul, casualties reported

Bomb attack hits US base in Afghanistan as Defense Sec Mattis visits Kabul, casualties reported | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Suspected Taliban insurgents set off a car bomb at a US-operated base in Afghanistan, according to officials. At least four people were reportedly killed and six others wounded. It occurred shortly after US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in the country.
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Rapists who marry their victims no longer spared conviction in Jordan

Rapists who marry their victims no longer spared conviction in Jordan | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Jordan scrapped a law on Sunday that protected rapists from prosecution if they married and stayed with their victim for at least five years.
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New Snowden leaks reveal secret deals between Japan and NSA

New Snowden leaks reveal secret deals between Japan and NSA | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
New papers released by whistleblower Edward Snowden, and published by The Intercept, reveal that Japan made secret deals with the NSA – with one document noting that the agency's relationship with Tokyo goes back to the 1950s.

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Researchers: Russia-linked hackers targeted Macron campaign

Researchers: Russia-linked hackers targeted Macron campaign | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
PARIS (AP) — Researchers with the Japanese anti-virus firm Trend Micro say the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by Russia-linked hackers, adding more details to previous suggestions that the centrist politician was being singled out for electronic eavesdropping
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