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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Chitown festivities: Five people shot dead and more than 50 wounded since Friday night
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Clear your 70 cases from last weekend, boys, and work on these instead.
Posted by: Capsu78 || 08/21/2018 17:26 Comments || Top||

#2  The Wild West was calm, collected and civilzed in comparison to Chicago. The add in Detroit, LA, DC, St Louis, Milwaukee, Newark, Philly ect, ect, etc. And aside from the occasional crime of passion and lunatic what I suspect all of these have in common is drugs, gangs and arguments over territory
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 08/21/2018 18:12 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Parking Wars: Man, 27, 'shoots and kills a driver who was arguing with his fiancée about a parking space outside a Walmart'
[DailyMail]
  • Troy Hunte, 27, was arrested for allegedly killing Fadil Delkic, 49, at a Walmart

  • Delkic reportedly got into an argument with Hunte's fiancee over parking space

  • Police said Hunte pulled out a gun from his pocket and shot Delkic in the chest

  • Hunte has been charged with voluntary manslaughter, according to police
According to Fox5-Atlanta, the victim is a Bosnian war refugee.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well, I'm confused.
On one hand, the shooter is black, while the victim is white - so the shooting is completely justified.
On the other hand, the victim is Muslim while the shooter is not - so this is an Islamophobic hate crime.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/21/2018 2:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Get out the möbius sliderule...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/21/2018 8:49 Comments || Top||

#3  Can't focus yet.
Read that as a slider ule.
Thinking ukulele tunes.
Need more coffee.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/21/2018 8:56 Comments || Top||

#4  Get out the möbius slide rule...

It is two words. My bad.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/21/2018 9:03 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Woman walking dog killed when alligator attacks
[FOXNEWS] A woman walking her dog was killed Monday morning when an alligator attacked her and dragged her into a lagoon in South Carolina, police said.

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office received a call around 9:30 a.m. about a possible alligator attack near a lagoon in Sea Pines Plantation, a resort community at Hilton Head Island. Officers arrived and discovered the woman’s body inside the lagoon.

According to witnesses, the unidentified woman was walking her dog when an alligator, about 8 feet long, "attacked and pulled" her into the water. Security staff also viewed surveillance video of the attack, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources spokesman Capt. Robert McCullough told The Post and Courier.

Authorities are at the lagoon searching for the alligator.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the woman’s cause of death. Her dog was not harmed.

Sea Pines Living posted on its Facebook page to confirm the woman’s death.

“Sea Pines CSA is actively working with local authorities to ensure necessary access to the site while the investigation is underway. At this time, little information is available about the individual or incident. We are extremely saddened by this news and will share information with the community as it is made available,” the post read.

McCullough said the woman was the second person to die from an alligator attack in South Carolina history.

Posted by: Fred || 08/21/2018 00:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  'Heads up' wealthy east coast migrants. Sea Pines Plantation is NOT New York's Central Park. Save yourself and let the gator have the dog.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/21/2018 1:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Sorry about the woman getting eaten up and all of that.

There's "Spuds Makensie" and Whymeramer types of absolutely malicious dogs that need to be paraded about in this lagoon. Especially the Makensie's who destroy the grass.
Posted by: Fairbanks || 08/21/2018 5:28 Comments || Top||

#3  The alligator is a dog freedom activist from PETA.
Posted by: ed in texas || 08/21/2018 7:11 Comments || Top||

#4  I suspect the dog went nutzo over the 'gator and the 'gator went after the dog. The woman, assuming she is like my wife, got between the 'gator and the dog. Not a good place to be.
Posted by: Glusoting Prince of the Trolls5765 || 08/21/2018 9:02 Comments || Top||

#5  A man stands at the bar boasting that he has a dog that is the greatest fighter of all and will beat any dog in a fight and to prove this offers a prize of a $1,000 if his dog can be beaten. 

An old man sitting near by says my Terrier will beat your dog no problem! 

So the man immediately sets up a fight between the two dogs. 

In the ring the two dogs are thrown in and the man's dog growls and starts to bite the other dog with its massive teeth for the terrier to flick itself around and snap the neck of the dog and then devour it whole! 

True to his word the man counts out the grand and hands it over saying “just what type of Terrier is that?” 

The old man puts the money in his pocket and replies “a long tailed short haired snub nose Terrier or Alligator for short.” 
Posted by: gorb || 08/21/2018 12:26 Comments || Top||

#6  My wife said"...I would have to let the leash go."
I replied "...tougher call for me- eaten by the alligator or explaining to you how I let your dog get eaten by an alligator."
Posted by: Capsu78 || 08/21/2018 17:19 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Egypt puts two monks on trial for murder of bishop
[AlAhram] Two monks have been referred to trial in Alexandria for the murder of the abbot of their former monastery, according to a statement from the prosecutor-general’s office on Sunday.

Isaiah El-Maqary was detained on 11 August on suspicion for the murder of Bishop Epiphanius, who was found dead at Abu Maqar monastery in July. Isaiah has since been officially defrocked by the church due to behaviour unbecoming of a monk.

Another monk, Faltaous El-Maqary, was detained on 12 August for aiding and abetting Isaiah El-Maqary.

The prosecution stated the two men will be tried on charges of "premeditated murder."

On 29 July, 64-year-old Bishop Epiphanius was found dead under suspicious circumstances. He had led Abu Maqar monastery in Wadi El-Natroun, northwest of Cairo.

"During investigations, Wael Saad Tawadros, formerly known by his monastic name Isaiah El-Maqary, confessed to collaborating with the second defendant, Rimon Mansour, formerlyknown by his monastic name Faltaous El-Maqary, to kill Bishop Epiphanius due to personal disagreements," the statement read.

The statement said the two men ambushed the bishop on his way from his residence to the monastery chapel, where Tawadros hit him on the head with a steel bar.

A post-mortem report showed that the bishop died from severe head injuries, including skull fractures and bleeding.

Following the murder, the church has imposed new measures to regulate monastic life.

The new measures include a freeze on accepting new monks, a ban on monks’ use of social media, a ban on building non-sanctioned places of worship, and a ban on monks leaving monasteries without official permission.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:


Caribbean-Latin America
Argie Police officer breastfeeds malnourished baby while on duty at hospital
[FOX] BUENOS AIRES, Argentina ‐ An Argentine police officer is being hailed a hero after breastfeeding a malnourished baby while on duty at a children’s hospital.

Celeste Jaqueline Ayala was working her shift at Sor Maria Ludovica Hospital in Buenos Aires when she heard a baby crying incessantly. Ayala, who is the mother of a newborn baby, asked hospital staff if she could hold and comfort the crying baby.

After receiving permission, Ayala cradled and breastfed the baby until he stopped crying.
Above and beyond the call of duty by any standard.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6520 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Why is a lactating woman on active duty as a police officer? Seems to me she has more important things to attend to.
Posted by: Iblis || 08/21/2018 8:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Who better to keep a baby from being stolen?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/21/2018 8:58 Comments || Top||

#3  I doubt a lactating woman is a threat to society.
Posted by: jvalentour || 08/21/2018 9:21 Comments || Top||

#4  @Iblis

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S0104-59702011000500009&script=sci_arttext&tlng=en

From the publication, "Many women [Argentina] tended not to take maternity leave because they could not do without their wages."

Once the third largest economy in the Western Hemisphere, Argentina, oh it's such a sin to see how she has collapsed.

What happened?
Posted by: mossomo || 08/21/2018 20:28 Comments || Top||

#5  Why is a lactating woman on active duty as a police officer?

It would be unwise to ask that question nowadays in America, Iblis – insulting to career women, donchaknow. That's why breast pumps were invented, and freezers, and instant powdered formula.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/21/2018 21:02 Comments || Top||

#6  Ted Nugent: "when in doubt i whip it out"
Posted by: texhooey || 08/21/2018 23:07 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
China Now Drinks More Budweiser than America
h/t Instapundit
[VinePair] Budweiser sales in China have officially surpassed the brand’s sales in the U.S., according to a recent report. In fact, Chinese beer drinkers are now consuming more Budweiser than anyone in the world.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/21/2018 04:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The grass is always greener ...
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 08/21/2018 12:51 Comments || Top||

#2  It is rice beer.

We had a Bud brewery in upstate New York. Man did that stink compared to others. Let them have it.
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/21/2018 12:56 Comments || Top||

#3  The best, BEST Budweiser I EVER had was in a little hotel pub in Ipswich, UK. A cool, not chilled, thick, frothy lager. Delightful.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/21/2018 13:33 Comments || Top||

#4  I read that the domestic big brewery beers we have today, Miller, Budweiser, and some others, were made different than old-style brews in order to appeal to women. I'll research it a bit more.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 08/21/2018 15:00 Comments || Top||

#5  A bit more research.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 08/21/2018 15:08 Comments || Top||

#6  Budweiser is meh, China can have it.

American palates have evolved.

American craft breweries are the best in the world. No one beats our IPAs, for which our breweries caused a hop shortage in 2016.

Posted by: mossomo || 08/21/2018 18:52 Comments || Top||


China’s ‘Private Army’ prowls the ‘New Silk Road’
[AsiaTimes] Security demands for multi-billion-dollar Belt and Road projects have led to the creation of independent paramilitary forces.

It has been described as China’s ‘Private Army.’ Fueled by growing demand from domestic companies involved in the multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative, independent security groups are expanding in the country.

In 2013, there were 4,000-registered firms, employing more than 4.3 million personnel. By 2017, the figure had jumped to 5,000 with staff numbers hovering around the five-million mark.

Many of these operatives are former People’s Liberation Army veterans, who have been recruited by security companies closely linked to ‘New Silk Road’ projects.

“Like their Western counterparts, most Chinese PSCs employ former soldiers or former police officers, a fact that blurs the line between China’s security forces and private security providers,” a report by the Mercator Institute for China Studies, or MERICS, a leading German think tank, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies in the United Kingdom stated.

“Beijing keeps the People’s Liberation Army and paramilitary groups such as the People’s Armed Police under the tight and exclusive control of the Chinese Communist Party. However, a booming domestic private security sector has developed since the legalization of PSCs in September 2009,” the study, entitled China Security Project, added.

At the heart of this expansion has been President Xi Jinping’s grandiose Belt and Road Initiative. These ‘New Silk Road’ superhighways will connect China with 68 countries and 4.4 billion people across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe in a labyrinth of infrastructure developments.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  New work for the North Koreans?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/21/2018 8:46 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
The world's biggest plane The Stratolaunch inches closer to takeoff
[Mail] The world's largest plane, Stratolaunch, could be just months away from its first flight.

The aircraft - which is the vision of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen - has a wingspan longer than a football field and comes equipped with two cockpits, 28 wheels and six engines normally used to power 747 jumbo jets.

Eventually will be used to transport rockets carrying satellites and even a newly revealed manned space plane into the Earth's upper atmosphere, where they will blast off into space.

Now, Allen has said it will finally take the the skies 'this fall'.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/21/2018 00:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Looks like it might split in two.
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/21/2018 4:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Reminds me of some of the aircraft the Luftwaffe came up with for towing gliders
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 08/21/2018 6:39 Comments || Top||

#3  And we all know how successful those were.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/21/2018 8:42 Comments || Top||

#4  I wonder what would happen if this plane has to fly through severe turbulence
Posted by: lord garth || 08/21/2018 8:43 Comments || Top||

#5  Think that central girder is bendy?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/21/2018 10:58 Comments || Top||

#6  K-7
Posted by: KBK || 08/21/2018 13:38 Comments || Top||

#7  You'd think they would at least strut the two tails together for a stiffer airframe over all.
Posted by: Boss Spoper5850 || 08/21/2018 13:39 Comments || Top||

#8  Burt Rutan, obviously.
Posted by: KBK || 08/21/2018 13:42 Comments || Top||

#9  Consider it an exercise in computer controlled precision formation flying.
Posted by: KBK || 08/21/2018 13:45 Comments || Top||

#10  I predict an inflight structural failure.
Posted by: Unomoth Angavilet8605 || 08/21/2018 17:32 Comments || Top||


The Russian maker of the AK-47 just unveiled a new AK-308 rifle with a large 7.62mm NATO round
[Business Insider] The Russian gun maker of the AK-47 unveiled a brand new rifle on Monday called the AK-308, which it will demonstrate at the Army-2018 Forum on Tuesday.

"The weapon is based on the AK103 submachine gun for the cartridge 7.62x51 mm with elements and components of the AK-12 automatic machine," Kalashnikov Concern said in a press statement on Monday.

"At the moment, preparations are under way for preliminary testing of weapons," Kalashnikov added.

The AK-308 weighs about 9.5 pounds with an empty 20-round magazine, Kalashnikov said. The gun also has a dioptric sight and foldable stock.

At this point, it's unclear if the Russian military will field the new AK-308, but it certainly seems like a possibility.

In January, the Russian military announced it would replace its standard issue AK-74M rifles with AK-12 and AK-15 rifles.

The AK-74M fires a 5.45x39mm round, has a 30-round magazine and weighs about 8.6 pounds when fully loaded.

On the other hand, the AK-12 shoots a 5.45x39mm caliber round, and the AK-15 shoots a 7.62x39mm round, according to Kalashnikov. Each of those two weapons with an empty 30-round magazine weigh about 7.7 pounds.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6482 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ivan is sticking with the cold war strategy of using Nato supplies when they outrun their own supply lines.
Posted by: Mercutio || 08/21/2018 9:11 Comments || Top||

#2  An AK with more range, punch and less payload tumbling. What's not to like?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/21/2018 11:02 Comments || Top||

#3  I thought the whole point of going away from the M-14 was because the 7.62 round was not controllable in full auto. Why would this be different? Someone with more knowledge please correct me.
Posted by: Spot || 08/21/2018 11:03 Comments || Top||

#4  BAR revisited?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 08/21/2018 11:14 Comments || Top||

#5  Battle Rifle vs Assault Rifle. This is the former. Might just be a good weapon given the pedigree of durability in the AK design, and the solid performance of the 7.62 NATO round.
Posted by: Boss Spoper5850 || 08/21/2018 13:44 Comments || Top||

#6  7.62 round was not controllable in full auto

The round is controllable, a wrongly configured weapon is not.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/21/2018 19:17 Comments || Top||

#7  Still if it's as good as an AK-47, such as you can drag it through the mud and dirt, use it as a shovel, and then it still fires like a sewing machine; it's a keeper.
Posted by: texhooey || 08/21/2018 23:13 Comments || Top||

#8  But I think I'd pass on the folding stock for a .308
Posted by: texhooey || 08/21/2018 23:15 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Cambodia is now officially a one-party state
[AsiaTimes] Official election results show the long-ruling Cambodian People's Party won every parliamentary seat, marking the end of the nation's dalliance with democracy
Posted by: 3dc || 08/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Democracy is unnatural. Man by his nature is hierarchical, territorial, and tribal. It takes a committed and active citizenry to make it work.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/21/2018 5:18 Comments || Top||

#2  In my experience, Cambodia was one big party.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/21/2018 10:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Best foreign country I've ever visited
Posted by: Beavis || 08/21/2018 11:13 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Warrant confirms man detained while on way to hospital with pregnant wife is wanted for murder in Mexico
This story got tons of sob-story airplay this weekend, even after the murder charge was released. CBS8 in San Diego totally blew it on this. Bottom line: Murder warrant in Ol' Messico, he and wife are illegal, 5 anchor babies, and scheduled caesarean for their 6th. SPIT
[San Diego Union Tribune] An immigrant in the U.S. illegally who was detained by federal officers in San Bernardino last week while heading to the hospital with his pregnant wife is one of three men listed in an arrest warrant for a 2006 murder in Mexico.

Joel Arrona-Lara is wanted in connection with the killing of Miguel Ángel Morales Rodríguez, alias "El Garcia," according to the arrest warrant, which was provided by a law enforcement official who is not authorized to speak publicly about the case.

The warrant includes photos of Arrona-Lara, as well as his wife’s name and those of his parents. The other two men listed in the warrant are Julio Cesar Arrona-Lara, alias "El Chikis," and Roberto Arrona-Lara, alias "El Rigo."

All men share identical surnames, but their relationship is unclear.

The warrant did not detail the circumstances behind the murder, but a 2014 news release from the Guanajuato attorney general's office said an arrest warrant had been issued for Julio Cesar Arrona-Lara in connection to a 2006 homicide. It accused Julio Arrona-Lara of beating Rodríguez on March 17, 2006. The man later died from his injuries.

It is unclear what role the other two men, including Joel Arrona-Lara, might have played.

Officers with Immigrant and Customs Enforcement’s Fugitive Operations team in Los Angeles received the request for collaboration and assistance in Arrona-Lara’s arrest from Guanajuato’s attorney general on July 24, according to the agency.

Emilio Amaya Garcia, Arrona-Lara’s legal representative, said that in interviews with Arrona-Lara, he denied being involved in any problems in Mexico.

"It seems like there are members of his family who were, but he said he was never arrested or detained," Garcia said. "He doesn’t know of a reason why he would have an arrest warrant in Mexico."

Joel Arrona-Lara was heading to the hospital with his wife, Maria del Carmen Venegas, on Wednesday for her scheduled caesarean section when he was apprehended by Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents.

Security video obtained by KCBS-TV shows two SUVs blocking the couple’s vehicle as they tried to park at a gas station Wednesday. Venegas said ICE agents emerged from the vehicles and asked for their identification. She pulled out her ID, but her husband said he had left his at home.

Venegas told KCBS that agents asked her husband to exit the vehicle. They searched the car for weapons, and the video shows two agents alongside Arrona-Lara with his hands cuffed behind his back.
Posted by: Frank G || 08/21/2018 07:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6502 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh... don't want to interrupt the narrative.
Posted by: Glusoting Prince of the Trolls5765 || 08/21/2018 9:03 Comments || Top||

#2  So. Mexico wants this guy back in a country where a vast majority of murders are unsolved. Must have murdered someone who's family has some pull.

Just as foreign countries refuse to extradite murderers to the US if the death penalty is on the table, we should refuse to extradite when the death penalty is off the table.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/21/2018 10:47 Comments || Top||

#3  CBS8 in San Diego totally blew it on this.

Yeah, they totally blow a lot of things. But they're really good at sob stories. And if there is any static about how this family is being separated, tell them they can all be reunited in Mexico.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/21/2018 12:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Americans now get to spend millions of tax dollars to raise their 5 6 kids.
Posted by: Punky Snusoper6491 || 08/21/2018 13:55 Comments || Top||

#5  Guanajuato?

Noel en agosto, retrato:
The mummies return in an auto,
Joel and his spouse
With six kids, to your house,
And "Su casa, mi casa!" their motto.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 08/21/2018 18:24 Comments || Top||


Protesters topple Confederate monument on UNC campus
[The Hill] Protesters on the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill campus on Monday night brought down a controversial monument dedicated to Confederate soldiers, according to media reports.

The Daily Tar Heel posted a series of photos and videos that showed protesters surrounding the monument and shrouding it in banners around 8 p.m. The monument was covered in a canvas that read "For a World Without White Supremacy."

By about 9:30 p.m., protesters had toppled the monument, and began burying its head in dirt.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6502 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "For a World Without White Supremacy."

What has the White Man ever done for us? Besides the aqueduct, I mean.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/21/2018 0:44 Comments || Top||

#2  I wonder how many of these 'protesters' are white?
Posted by: Raj || 08/21/2018 0:58 Comments || Top||

#3  The Fences Are Closing In
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/21/2018 4:06 Comments || Top||

#4  Shoot them.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/21/2018 6:38 Comments || Top||

#5  #4. Agree
Posted by: Flilet Omeremble3846 || 08/21/2018 7:36 Comments || Top||

#6  Is there a MLK statue?
Just sayin...
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/21/2018 8:47 Comments || Top||

#7 
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/21/2018 9:09 Comments || Top||

#8  By about 9:30 p.m., protesters lawless vandals had toppled the monument, and began burying its head in dirt.
FIFY
Posted by: magpie || 08/21/2018 11:43 Comments || Top||

#9  When ever mobs do such things I suggest replacing the monument with an even larger one. Sooner or later they will get the message that proper civilized processes exist for such change. And when will police be accountable for watching a crime and doing nothing?
Posted by: Airandee || 08/21/2018 11:54 Comments || Top||

#10  The left. Spitting on dead men's graves.

By the way did anyone in the African subcontinent or all of south America ever figure out what the hell the wheel was?
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/21/2018 13:00 Comments || Top||

#11 
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/21/2018 19:22 Comments || Top||



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Two weeks of WOT
Tue 2018-08-21
  U.S. Rejects Turkey's Offer to Release Ransom Pastor, Report Says
Mon 2018-08-20
  ‘Allahu Akbar!': Knife-Man Shot Dead After Attacking Spanish Police
Sun 2018-08-19
  Yemeni army inflicts heavy casualties on Houthi militants in Taiz
Sat 2018-08-18
  HTS executes 6 people accused of being ISIS members in Idlib
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  American Couple Dies Tragically While Biking Through ISIS Territory Trying to Prove Evil Does Not Exist
Thu 2018-08-16
  ISIS Killer Caught in Sacramento
Wed 2018-08-15
  101st Airborne, US Special Forces Called Into Ghazni Battle
Tue 2018-08-14
  Islamic State member sentenced to death over killing security personnel in Nineveh
Mon 2018-08-13
  The FBI Finally Makes Peter Strzok Redundant
Sun 2018-08-12
  Antifa to Protest ‘Alt-Right’ in D.C.: Abolish ICE, No Borders, Close Prisons
Sat 2018-08-11
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Fri 2018-08-10
  Report: Ceasefire reached between Israel and Hamas
Thu 2018-08-09
  Dozens dead after school bus carrying "children" in Yemen hit by airstrike
Wed 2018-08-08
  Israel pounds Hamas after 15 injured in rocket barrage
Tue 2018-08-07
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