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Claire Bernish

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BREAKING: Explosion in Manchester Concert Hall Kills at Least 20, Injures Scores More

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At least one explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester killed dozens. Nature of the explosion(s) remains unclear. Witnesses described mangled victims leaving the concert hall. Emergency services have advised only those with life-threatening injuries to call. An explosion at a concert hall in Manchester in the U.K. has reportedly killed no less than…

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Two Teens Arrested for Murder of Sagkeeng First Nations Girl, Streamed on Facebook

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A 19-year-old Canadian First Nations woman’s murder was captured on Facebook Live Two teen girls have been arrested and charged in the killing of Serena McKay. This is the latest in a string of gruesome acts posted to Facebook. The area where she was killed is one of the deadliest for First Nations women. A…

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United Airlines’ Shocking Customer Service Gaffe Set the Internet On Fire

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United Airlines will have a particularly difficult time recovering from what must be the most jaw-dropping public relations gaffe in decades — violently and forcibly removing a paid passenger and doctor, who’d done nothing untoward, so an employee could have his seat — and then defending the affront to ethics and decency as if the…

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Drums of World War Beat Louder as Russia, Iran Warn US Against Aggression in Syria

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The U.S. retaliated against Syria for an deadly alleged chemical weapons attack approved by President Bashar al-Assad. Russia warned Washington is now ‘a step away from war.’ Tehran and Moscow have demanded an independent probe into the alleged assault. Mainstream media parroted the official narrative without demanding proof. As the United States leaps haplessly closer…

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Jeff Sessions Versus Legal Cannabis: What Everyone Needs to Know Now

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has contradicted himself on cannabis policy He’s called cannabis “only slightly less awful” than heroin. A bigger industry than the dot-com era hangs in the balance. Sessions’ fondness for the drug war could again fill courts and prisons. Judging by headlines over the past months, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the…

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Oil Could Flow Through the Dakota Access Pipeline in Less Than 24 Hours

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Oil could be flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline tomorrow. A federal appeals court denied a last-ditch injunction against the pipeline Outstanding litigation won’t stop the pipeline from becoming operational It could be a year before the Iowa Supreme Court rules on an eminent domain lawsuit North Dakota’s sweet, light crude could be flowing through…

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That New Information on the Shooting of Mike Brown Isn’t as Damning as You Think

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A viral article incorrectly claimed Officer Darren Wilson said Mike Brown didn’t reach for his gun. The Root failed to take into account grand jury testimony. Officers did use the n-word, but there are viable reasons. This information has been available since December. Comments made in court by Officer Darren Wilson — who fatally shot…

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Aunt Takes to Social Media to Condemn Bullying Condoned by Middle School

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A 13-year-old transgender girl was physically assaulted at school for being ‘different’ School staff did not report the attack because video footage wasn’t clear The student has been the target of hate crimes at school Staff, in some cases, joined the bullying Middle school can be a social minefield for even the most conformist of…

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Standing Rock: Police Break Livestreamer’s Hip, but Roll Out Red Carpet for ABC News

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Eviction of water protectors from Standing Rock has begun Hundreds of militarized officers surrounded camps Wednesday. Police refused freedom of the press — except for ABC News. Police made several violent arrests, and allegedly broke Eric Poemz’ hip. An estimated 100 water protectors began filing out of the remaining camps on unceded treaty land at…

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120 Investors to 17 Big Banks: Consider Reroute of DAPL or Risk Possible ‘Legal Liability’

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Investors representing billions urged 17 Big Banks to appease the Tribe Treaty violations and excessive force against water protectors concerned the investors. They point out a number of banks have already pulled assets from DAPL. Lake Oahe is rightfully Sioux land, they emphasized, and DAPL should be rerouted. A group of more than 120 investors,…

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