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Jeff Sessions gets smoked on his ridiculous ideas about weed

Jeff Sessions gets smoked on his ridiculous ideas about weed | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has never been a fan of marijuana legalization. We know that. But on Tuesday, Rep. Steve Cohen sought the nature of Sessions's opposition.  Sessions sat before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, largely to answer questions about whether he misled Congress in
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Police Body Cameras Can Threaten Civil Rights of Black and Brown People, New Report Says

Police Body Cameras Can Threaten Civil Rights of Black and Brown People, New Report Says | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
The number of U.S. police departments outfitting their officers with body cameras increases each year, but the cameras can pose a threat to civil rights if the departments fail to set rules that govern when officers review footage from their cameras, according to a new report. The vast majority of the
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Man jailed for raping woman after being caught using her bank card in McDonald’s

Man jailed for raping woman after being caught using her bank card in McDonald’s | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Daniel Wallace, of Weymouth Terrace, Shoreditch, London, was arrested in possession of what the judge described as a 'Rape Kit' after the attack.
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Sanctuary Group Demands Release of DACA Recipient Suspected of Human Smuggling

Sanctuary Group Demands Release of DACA Recipient Suspected of Human Smuggling | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
A Texas-based sanctuary group is demanding the release of a DACA recipient being held pending deportation hearings.
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YouTube is now taking down more videos of known extremists -- in major policy change

YouTube is now taking down more videos of known extremists -- in major policy change | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Google has confirmed a major policy shift in how it approaches extremist content on YouTube.
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China to send envoy to North Korea

China to send envoy to North Korea | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
China will send a special envoy to North Korea this week, the government said Wednesday, days after US President Donald Trump pressed Beijing to do more to curb North Korea's nuclear threats. The foreign ministry said President Xi Jinping's special envoy, Song Tao, will travel to Pyongyang to
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Lawsuit Against Tesla Claims "Pre-Civil Rights Era Race Discrimination"

Lawsuit Against Tesla Claims "Pre-Civil Rights Era Race Discrimination" | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Elon Musk's response has complainants feeling unsatisfied.
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Mother Shot Dead by Husband at Play Center in Front of Her Children

Mother Shot Dead by Husband at Play Center in Front of Her Children | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Police say 32-year-old Cheryl Myny was shot Saturday.
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Mozilla terminates its deal with Yahoo and makes Google the default in Firefox again

Mozilla terminates its deal with Yahoo and makes Google the default in Firefox again | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
With the launch of Firefox Quantum, Mozilla released what's probably the most important update to its browser in recent years. In 2014, Mozilla struck a deal with Yahoo to make it the default search engine provider for users in the U.S., with Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo and others as options. While
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Gang killers recorded a teen’s final moments. The video helped convict one of them.

Gang killers recorded a teen’s final moments. The video helped convict one of them. | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Maria Reyes snapped her eyes shut as monitors in the Fairfax County courtroom lit up. Not only had the MS-13 attackers taken her daughter’s life, they had also filmed her final, agonizing minutes. Now the clips were the central piece of evidence in a murder trial in the death of 15-year-old Damaris A. Reyes Rivas, a high-profile case that helped propel MS-13 to a top issue in the Virginia governor’s race. Damaris appeared on the screens with chubby cheeks, stonewashed jeans and a black T-shirt that read “ ’Ello Darling.” She looked young, like a girl ready for the mall. But she was in snow-dusted woods in Springfield on a brilliant January day, surrounded by taunting associates of MS-13. One
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Couple charged with aggravated child abuse

Couple charged with aggravated child abuse | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - Two Chattanooga adults have been charged with aggravated child abuse after police found three of the children had been locked in a room at their home, and unable to access a bathroom. Investigators say that the children's mother, Dorothy Presley was aware that her boyfriend, Joseph Akins, had beaten the children with a belt, leaving marks and bruises on their face, legs and back. The children's grandfather saw the injuries on the children and notified the police. The children were barricaded in a bedroom, where weights were placed that prevented the door from opening.  One child defecated on herself over the weekend, the others urinated on themselves since they were unable
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They brought their twin babies to urgent care. Nurses saw a maggot crawl out of one, they say.

They brought their twin babies to urgent care. Nurses saw a maggot crawl out of one, they say. | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
When the couple showed up at an urgent care clinic with their emaciated twin daughters in December 2016, the young parents knew it was bad. But nurses at the urgent care clinic were horrified by what they described to police as "the worst case of child abuse they had seen," according to KJRH. Nurses told police that they watched a maggot crawl out of a wound on one of the children. One of the girls had feces in her ears, and looked like a skeleton. Aislyn Miller, the 24-year-old mother, told police in Owasso, Okla. that she knew the 9-month-old baby girls were not in good condition, the Tulsa World reports. Miller allegedly told police that she and Kevin Fowler, 25, were “new parents” who didn’t
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North Korea nuclear arsenal too developed to destroy quickly, says Moon

North Korea nuclear arsenal too developed to destroy quickly, says Moon | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
By Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday it would not be easy for reclusive North Korea to destroy its nuclear arsenal quickly, even if wanted to, given its weapons programs were so developed. North Korea is under heavy international pressure to end its
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Durst defense uses Post headlines during murder case

Durst defense uses Post headlines during murder case | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
​LOS ANGELES — ​The Post was front and center at a pretrial hearing in the Robert Durst murder case Tuesday, as the ex-NYPD detective who investigated the disappearance of the real estate tycoon’s wife was quizzed on tabloid headlines. “It’s bulls–t. I couldn’t think of a better synonym,” snarled Mike Struk ​​as a defense attorney held up a September article reading: “Lawsuit claims NYPD covered up Durst’s role in wife’s death.” The lawsuit in question accused Struk and the NYPD of colluding to hide the role Durst — who was infamously caught confessing how he “killed them all” in HBO documentary “The Jinx” — played in wife Kathleen’s 1982 disappearance. Struk approved of the next Post headline
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Montgomery-area couple sought counseling before attempted murder-suicide

Montgomery-area couple sought counseling before attempted murder-suicide | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Caption Close The couple involved in an attempted murder-suicide was on the verge of divorce and sought counseling before the fatal double shooting in the Montgomery area Sunday. Rachel Butler, 26, survived the shooting and was discharged from the intensive-care unit at Conroe Regional Medical Center Monday. Her 39-year-old husband, Jason Butler, shot her in the chest early Sunday morning in the driveway of their Montgomery-area home before fatally turning the gun on himself, Montgomery County Sheriff's detectives said. Despite the issues they were going through, Rachel Butler said Monday that she forgives her husband and was adamant that Jason Butler not be remembered for shooting her or himself.
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Charges: Athlete killed wife in condo, crawled outside, made up "attack" story

Charges: Athlete killed wife in condo, crawled outside, made up "attack" story | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
A former professional football player slashed his wife's neck and then crawled on the ground outside their rented Utah condominium before concocting a story about an attack by assailants, prosecutors said in murder charges filed Monday. The bloody scene in the ski town of Park City indicated that Keri "KC" McClanahan, 28, put up a desperate struggle before she was killed. Police found her husband, Anthony D. McClanahan, 46, covered in blood and crawling on his stomach outside the condominium complex where the couple had rented a unit early in the morning of Nov. 2. A resident of the complex had called 911 to report they'd seen him crawling low to the ground through the hallways and calling for help, and a police sergeant who happened to be driving by on patrol spotted McClanahan outside about three minutes later, reports the Salt Lake Tribune.
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Retired NYPD detective from Robert Durst's past testifies in the millionaire's murder case

Retired NYPD detective from Robert Durst's past testifies in the millionaire's murder case | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
A retired New York police detective took the stand in the Robert Durst murder case Tuesday, testifying that he did all he could to solve the mystery of the long-ago disappearance of the real estate tycoon’s wife. The 74-year-old millionaire is accused of shooting his best friend, Susan Berman, in her Benedict Canyon home in 2000. The murder, prosecutors allege, was motivated by fear she’d tell others what she knew about the 1982 disappearance of Durst’s first wife, Kathleen. New York police Det. Michael Struk, who led the investigation into Kathleen Durst’s still unsolved disappearance, appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom and vehemently denied accusations that New York authorities sought to protect
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An LAPD officer accidentally filmed himself putting cocaine in a suspect’s wallet

An LAPD officer accidentally filmed himself putting cocaine in a suspect’s wallet | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Police officers can’t seem to stop filming themselves potentially planting evidence. The latest incident comes from Los Angeles, where an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) accidentally filmed himself placing cocaine in a suspect’s wallet, according to a new report by CBS Los Angeles. The body camera video shows police picking up Ronald Shields, who was charged with felony hit-and-run, having a gun in the trunk of his car, and cocaine possession in April. The police report claimed cops had found the cocaine in Shields’s left pocket. The footage tells a different story. LAPD officer Gaxiola, as CBS Los Angeles identified him, picks up Shields’s wallet from the street and shows
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Tesla: Racial harassment lawsuit is a 'hotbed of misinformation'

Tesla: Racial harassment lawsuit is a 'hotbed of misinformation' | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Tonight Tesla responded to a report of another lawsuit where a former worker, Marcus Vaughn, said he suffered from racial harassment at the company's Fremont, CA assembly line.
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U.S. Government issues alerts about malware and IP addresses linked to North Korean cyber attacks

U.S. Government issues alerts about malware and IP addresses linked to North Korean cyber attacks | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
US-CERT, the Department of Homeland Security team responsible for analyzing cybersecurity threats, has posted a warning about cyber attacks by the North Korean government, which it collectively refers to as “Hidden Cobra.”
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Obama-Nominated Judge Dismisses Hillary Clinton Email Suit

Obama-Nominated Judge Dismisses Hillary Clinton Email Suit | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
A federal judge who was nominated to his post by former President Barack Obama has called off the hunt for emails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent from her private server during her tenure in office. On Thursday, Judge James E. Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, rejected a…
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Deputies: Student fatally shoots self at Lake Minneola High School

Deputies: Student fatally shoots self at Lake Minneola High School | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
LAKE MINNEOLA, Fla. — A student at Lake Minneola High School fatally shot themselves Tuesday morning, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said. According to WESH, deputies said the school is secure and investigators believe the gunshot wound was self-inflicted. The school is off North Hancock Road in Minneola. Lake County school officials said the student fatally shot himself in the bus loop. Lake Minneola High School and other schools in the area have been placed on lockdown out of an abundance of caution, deputies said. Stay with WFLA News Channel 8 for updates on this developing story.
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North Korea Issues 'Death Sentence' Against Trump: 'He Will be Forced to Pay Dearly for His Blasphemy'

North Korea Issues 'Death Sentence' Against Trump: 'He Will be Forced to Pay Dearly for His Blasphemy' | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
The North Korean ruling party’s mouthpiece Rodong Sinmun published a seething commentary condemning President Donald Trump and the speech he gave to the South Korean parliament last week. Trump was given the opportunity to address the National Assembly in Seoul as part of his state visit to Seoul,
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Missouri parents charged after baby found bloodied, bitten

Missouri parents charged after baby found bloodied, bitten | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
A Missouri couple have been arrested on child abuse charges after police say their 11-month-old son was hospitalized with bite marks, a broken nose, ruptured ear drums and other injuries. Lincoln County prosecutors charged Brandon Johnson, of Troy, with three counts of child abuse causing serious physical injury.  The baby's mother, Kristen Hopper, is charged with one count of the same crime. Johnson is held on $250,000 cash-only bond and Hopper on $100,000 cash-only bond.  Brandon Johnson has been charged with three counts of child abuse causing serious physical injury after his infant son was found covered in blood and suffering from injuries and bite marks. The baby's mother, Kristen Hopper
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Archaeologists discover hundreds of human skeletons on horrifying ‘Murder Island’

Archaeologists discover hundreds of human skeletons on horrifying ‘Murder Island’ | Culture Curator | Scoop.it
Being shipwrecked on a tropical island might sound like an interesting (or even fun) adventure, but archaeologists are discovering that the reality was much different for hundreds of passengers who met their doom on a small island some 400 years ago. Researchers are searching for clues to explain how
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