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The 'killer hair' sprouting around Hawaii's volcano: Health warning over strange strands appearing near lava flows

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 21:43

The 'killer hair' sprouting around Hawaii's volcano: Health warning over strange strands appearing near lava flows --Pele's hair, thin glass fibers from Kilauea eruption, are taking over the Big Island | 15 June 2018 | Potentially deadly glass fibers caused by Hawaii's erupting volcano are taking over the Big Island. Kilauea has been erupting now for more than 40 days and has already destroyed 600 homes on Big Island, but now the state is facing an additional crisis with the arrival of dangerous threads called 'Pele's hair'. The thin glass fibers are created when gas bubbles within the lava burst at the surface, and they bear a remarkable resemblance to human hair.

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Manafort ordered to jail after witness-tampering charges

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:51

Manafort ordered to jail after witness-tampering charges | 15 June 2018 | Paul Manafort will be jailed after being accused of witness tampering while awaiting trial on federal conspiracy and money-laundering charges brought by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. The order to imprison President Trump's former campaign manager came Friday in a federal court hearing after Manafort had been asking to post a $10 million bond and end seven months of home detention. It was not immediately clear when Manafort would be imprisoned or where. Proceedings before U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the District of Columbia were ongoing.

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CDC: Kellogg's cereal source of 31-state salmonella outbreak

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:45

CDC: Kellogg's cereal source of 31-state salmonella outbreak | 15 June 2018 | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a salmonella outbreak that's sickened 73 people in 31 states is linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks [GMO/pesticide-laden] cereal. The CDC said from March 3 to May 28 the outbreak sent 24 people to the hospital, most in California, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania. No deaths have been reported. The Kellogg Company announced Thursday it is recalling 15.3-ounce and 23-ounce packages of the cereal with "best if used by" dates between June 14, 2018, and June 14, 2019. [See also: Kellogg's Cereals: Double Dose of GMO Pesticides and Antibiotics --Kellogg's Cereals loaded with pesticides, GMOs 03 Nov 2014 There is a good reason that Kellogg's spent over $1,012,552 on media propaganda in California and Washington to defeat voter ballot initiatives that would have required the labeling of GMO foods, and now are contributing again to the defeat of labeling initiatives in Oregon (contributing $250,000). A consumer recently sent a box of Froot Loops to a lab for genetic testing and found that the corn and soy used in the cereal are 100% RoundUp Ready GMO. So is the sugar. Never mind the other toxic ingredients in the cereal. This means that in one box of Kellogg’s cereal (and likely all their cereals contain similar GMO products), you are dining on a double dose of glyphosate and Bt toxins - glyphosate being patented as an 'antibiotic' by Monsanto in 2011.]

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Tepco to consider decommissioning Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:13

Tepco to consider decommissioning Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant | 14 June 2018 | The president of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. said Thursday the utility is considering decommissioning the Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant, which is located near the disaster-stricken No. 1 complex in the Tohoku prefecture. In a meeting with Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori, Tepco President Tomoaki Kobayakawa said the company is leaning toward scrapping all four nuclear reactors at the plant. The Fukushima No. 2 nuclear facility is located about 12 kilometers south of the Fukushima No. 1 plant, which was crippled by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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IG refers five FBI employees for investigation, as more anti-Trump messages revealed

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:08

IG refers five FBI employees for investigation, as more anti-Trump messages revealed | 14 June 2018 | The Justice Department inspector general has referred five FBI employees for investigation in connection with politically charged texts, revealing in its report on the Hillary Clinton email case that more bureau officials than previously thought were exchanging anti-Trump messages. The long-awaited report largely dealt with the Justice Department and FBI's handling of the Clinton case but uncovered numerous messages that "appeared to mix political opinion with discussions about the MYE investigation." MYE, or "Midyear Exam," was the code used in the FBI to refer to the investigation into Clinton’s private email server.

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Strzok, Page Texts: 'We'll Stop' Trump From Being President

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 06:55

Strzok, Page Texts: 'We'll Stop' Trump From Being President | 14 June 2018 | FBI agent Peter Strzok texted fellow bureau official Lisa Page in August 2016 that "we'll stop" Donald Trump from ever becoming president, according to the newly released Justice Department inspector general's report. The report said Page texted Strzok, "[Trump's] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!" "No. No he won't. We'll stop it," Strzok responded. DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report found the texts "deeply" troubling.

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Judge rules Mueller must identify unnamed individuals in Manafort indictment

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 06:50

Judge rules Mueller must identify unnamed individuals in Manafort indictment | 13 June 2018 | A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that special counsel Robert Mueller must identify unnamed individuals in an indictment against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Last week, Mueller indicted Manafort and his former aide, Konstantin Kilimnik, on a series of charges related to lobbying work they did on behalf of Ukraine, The Hill reported. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered Mueller's team to turn over the names of several individuals and organizations referred to but not named in the indictment by Friday.

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FBI employee crudely slams Trump voters as 'all poor to middle class, uneducated, lazy POS,' IG report says

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 06:28

FBI employee crudely slams Trump voters as 'all poor to middle class, uneducated, lazy POS,' IG report says | 14 June 2018 | An unidentified FBI employee described Trump voters as "uneducated" and "lazy POS" the day after the 2016 presidential election, according to the Justice Department watchdog's bombshell report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation. FBI agent Peter Strzok assured his mistress and colleague Lisa Page that they would stop Donald Trump from winning the presidency in a text message, a new report from the DOJ inspector general finds per Bloomberg News White House Correspondent Jennifer Jacobs. The employee was responding to instant messages from "FBI Attorney 2," whom DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz indicated was one of five FBI employees who had been referred for investigation and possible disciplinary action over politically charged messages.

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FBI agent Strzok: 'We'll Stop' Trump Presidency

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 06:16

FBI agent Strzok: 'We'll Stop' Trump Presidency | 14 June 2018 | FBI agent Peter Strzok assured his mistress and colleague Lisa Page that they would stop Donald Trump from winning the presidency in a text message, a new report from the DOJ inspector general finds per Bloomberg News White House Correspondent Jennifer Jacobs. "Several FBI employees Who played critical roles in the investigation sent political messages," the report reads, according to Jacobs. "(Trump's) not ever going to become president, right? Right?!" Page wrote to Strzok, Bloomberg reports. "No. No he's not. We’ll stop it," Strzok reportedly replied.

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Two Democratic senators move to prevent Trump from removing US troops in South Korea

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 05:31

So sick of the sociopaths: Two Democratic senators move to prevent Trump from removing US troops in South Korea | 13 June 2018 | A pair of Senate DemocRATs introduced a bill Wednesday that would prevent President Donald Trump from unilaterally drawing down the American troop presence on the Korean peninsula. Other measures that also tie the president's hands, but don’t go as far, are already closer to being passed as part of an essential military policy bill. The new legislation, from Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., would prevent Trump from withdrawing troops from South Korea unless the secretary of defense says it's in the interest of national security and that it would not undermine the security of allies in the region.

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College Kids Pledge to Remove Testicles If Trump Builds Wall

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 00:00

College Kids Pledge to Remove Testicles If Trump Builds Wall | 24 Feb 2018 | In a bizarre form of protest, University of California freshman Seth Greenberg has promised to publicly remove his penis (he did not specify the method of removal) if Donald Trump begins project work on the US Mexican border wall. "I'm so confident that Trump is full of sh*t, that I will cut my d*ck off, publicly, if he adds even a mile of new wall," said Greenberg in an on-the-street interview. Greenberg was simultaneously protesting prayer in public school. When pressed about the validity of his claim, Greenberg promised that "I will really do this. I feel that if he does actually build any of the wall, me removing my penis publicly will bring worldwide attention to the injustice being inflicted against the Mexican people." Two students at the University of California stated that they would publicly remove their penises if Trump enforced the existing USA-Mexico border wall.

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Poll shows Mueller's public image at all-time low

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 08:20

Poll shows Mueller's public image at all-time low | 13 June 2018 | Special counsel Robert Mueller's public image has sunk to an all-time low since he began his probe into possible collusion between the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll. A record 53 percent [of Republicans are] now saying they view the lead Russia investigator in an unfavorable light. That's a 26-point spike since July, when the poll first started asking voters whether they viewed Mueller favorably or unfavorably. Mueller's unfavorable numbers have hit highs among both Democrats and independents, at 24 percent and 33 percent, respectively.

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Russia should be back in G7 as 'we spend 25% of time' talking about it anyway - Trump

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 08:07

Russia should be back in G7 as 'we spend 25% of time' talking about it anyway - Trump | 14 June 2018 | The leaders of the G7 group spent a lot of their time during last week's summit discussing Moscow, and so having Russia itself at the negotiation table would have been an extremely logical move, US President Donald Trump has said. "You know, we spend probably 25 percent of our time talking about Russia, and I said wouldn't it be better if they were here," Trump said, in an interview with Fox News, adding that "I'm not for Russia. I'm for the United States." President Trump made headlines last week after stating that Russia should be invited back to the gatherings of the Group of Seven industrialized nations. "They should let Russia come back in because we should have Russia at the negotiating table," he suggested, ahead of the 2018 G7 summit, held in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada.

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Sessions defends firing Comey, warns DOJ report could prompt more terminations

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 07:25

Sessions defends firing Comey, warns DOJ report could prompt more terminations | 13 June 2018 | On the eve of the release of a potentially explosive new report, Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the termination of the FBI's top two former executives and warned that the forthcoming report on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton probe could result in more people being fired. In an interview with The Hill...set to air Thursday morning, Sessions defended the decision to fire ex-Director James Comey, who he said "made a big mistake" that belied a "serious breach of discipline." Sessions also made clear that he is open to firing more employees if the Justice Department inspector general’s soon-to-be-released report warrants it.

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GOP pols slam Rosenstein, say staff 'shaking' in fear over 'threats'

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 18:44

GOP pols slam Rosenstein, say staff 'shaking' in fear over 'threats' | 13 June 2018 | GOP lawmakers accused the Justice Department of "intimidation" on the heels of a Fox News report that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein once threatened to "subpoena" House committee members, with one lawmaker now claiming staffers have been left "physically shaking" over Rosenstein's tactics. Fox News reported Tuesday on emails that described a tense closed-door meeting in January. Written by commitee staffers, they said Rosenstein threatened to subpoena emails, phone records and other documents from lawmakers and aides on the House Intelligence Committee -- in response to inquiries regarding the Russia probe.

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Trump-basher Mark Sanford, who president called 'nothing but trouble,' ousted in key South Carolina primary

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 05:47

Trump-basher Mark Sanford, who president called 'nothing but trouble,' ousted in key South Carolina primary | 13 June 2018 | Incumbent Republican South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford, a frequent Trump critic who the president lambasted earlier in the day as "nothing but trouble" and "very unhelpful," was ousted in Tuesday night's primary by state Rep. Katie Arrington. On a key primary night with elections also held in Maine, Virginia, Nevada and North Dakota, the results in South Carolina were an unmistakably positive referendum on President Trump's tenure. Arrington's shock win was also a dramatic rebuke of Sanford's heated "Never Trump"-style rhetoric and scandal-pocked career.

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Kim invites Trump to Pyongyang, calls for mutual suspension of 'irritating and hostile' actions

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 05:17

Kim invites Trump to Pyongyang, calls for mutual suspension of 'irritating and hostile' actions | 23 June 2018 | Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have reportedly exchanged mutual state visit invitations during a historic Singapore summit, where the North Korean leader emphasized the need to halt hostile and irritating actions against each other. "Kim Jong Un invited Trump to visit Pyongyang at a convenient time and Trump invited Kim Jong Un to visit the US," the state KCNA news agency said. "The two top leaders gladly accepted each other's invitation, convinced that it would serve as another important occasion for improved DPRK-US relations." Both leaders seemed to be pleased with the outcome of their negotiations in Singapore on Tuesday, which resulted in a four-point declaration aimed at achieving long-lasting peace and the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

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Plan to split California into 3 states eligible for November ballot

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 03:57

Plan to split California into 3 states eligible for November ballot | 12 June 2018 | A proposal to divide California into three states is now eligible for the November statewide ballot. Backers of CAL 3 said last month they collected and delivered 600,000 signatures to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla's Office, surpassing the 365,000 required by law to qualify for the ballot. CAL 3 is led by venture capitalist Tim Draper.

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Trump-Kim summit: Donald Trump vows to 'end war games' in 'new history' with North Korea

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 01:03

Trump-Kim summit: Donald Trump vows to 'end war games' in 'new history' with North Korea | 12 June 2018 | Donald Trump unexpectedly suspended "war games" on the Korean peninsula yesterday as he convinced Kim Jong-un to back "complete denuclearisation" in a written agreement. The US president [accurately] said joint US-South Korean military exercises were "very provocative" and "tremendously expensive", attacking a policy his own administration has pursued until now. Mr Trump also floated the possibility of one day pulling America's tens of thousands of troops out of South Korea, though he said the move was not currently under consideration. [Great. It's about time!]

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'The world will see a major change': Kim Jong-un commits to 'complete de-nuclearization' in historic agreement with Trump who says he'll 'absolutely' invite North Korea leader to White House

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 07:19

'The world will see a major change': Kim Jong-un commits to 'complete de-nuclearization' in historic agreement with Trump who says he'll 'absolutely' invite North Korea leader to White House -- President Trump said in his first remarks that 'it's an honor' to be meeting with Kim, whom he expects to have 'a terrific relationship' with now that they've been personally introduced --Kim told the U.S. president, 'It was not easy to get here...old prejudices and practices worked as obstacles on our way forward, but we overcame all of them' | 12 June 2018 | President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un concluded a day of talks in Singapore by signing what the U.S. president described as a 'very comprehensive' document. Trump did not go into further detail about the contents of the agreement that was a framework for further talks. 'People are going to be very impressed. People are going to be very happy, and we’re going to take care of a very big and very dangerous problem for the world,' Trump claimed. 'And I want to thank chairman Kim. Spent a lot of time together today, very intensive time.' Trump said, providing slightly more detail, that denuclearization would be a process and that he believes it will happen 'very quickly' following the signing of the document.

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