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Dating site OkCupid: 'We banned' white supremacist Chris Cantwell 'for life'

Dating site OkCupid: 'We banned' white supremacist Chris Cantwell 'for life' On its "About Us" page, OkCupid boils down its philosophy to "3 principles" it says makes the site "the best dating site on Earth: our love of math, we're always free, and everyone's welcome". Today's news may be especially disappointing to Cantwell because he likes OkCupid so much that he has blogged about it multiple times on his personal web site. [Full Article...]

Trump raises US Cyber Command to full combatant status

Trump raises US Cyber Command to full combatant status Trump said the move was a sign of the country's "increased resolve" to combat cyber threats, including to USA allies, and a way to "streamline command and control of time-sensitive cyberspace operations by consolidating them under a single commander with authorities commensurate with the importance of such operations" and insure those operations get enough funds. [Full Article...]

CNN's Wolf Blitzer suggests Barcelona terror attack was a 'copycat' of Charlottesville

CNN's Wolf Blitzer suggests Barcelona terror attack was a 'copycat' of Charlottesville ISIS has encouraged using speeding vehicles to commit acts of terror since as early as 2015, and inspired at least three major attacks in the last half of 2016. On Thursday, at least 13 people were killed and scores more wounded when a van ran into pedestrians on a crowded city street in Barcelona. Conservatives ripped CNN for linking the two incidents and said it was further evidence of t... [Full Article...]

Guam, Japan prepare for possible missile launch from North Korea

Guam, Japan prepare for possible missile launch from North Korea The paper said, "The powerful revolutionary Paektusan army of the DPRK, capable of fighting any war the USA wants, is now on the standby to launch fire into its mainland, waiting for an order of final attack". Even though missiles from the North would nearly certainly carry dummy warheads, analysts said, a failure to intercept them would deal Mr. Trump a mortifying setback and could even weaken th... [Full Article...]

President's Arts and Humanities Committee resigns over Trump's 'words and actions'

President's Arts and Humanities Committee resigns over Trump's 'words and actions' Others signing the resignation letter included author Jhumpa Lahiri; and Vicki Kennedy, widow of Edward M. Kennedy. "We can not sit idly by, the way that your West Wing advisors have, without speaking out against your words and actions", reads the joint letter members wrote to President Trump. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia led coalition to blame for half of Yemen children deaths

Saudi Arabia led coalition to blame for half of Yemen children deaths Last year Saudi Arabia was initially included in the list but Ban Ki Moon, then secretary-general, backtracked after it threatened to stop funding. He called on the parties to conflicts around the world to do more to protect children, singling out the plight of Yemeni minors, where a Saudi-led Arab military coalition has stepped in on behalf of the government. [Full Article...]

ACLU: We will no longer defend 'hate groups' who protest with firearms

The ACLU has come under fire after it filed a lawsuit in defense of the organizers planning the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville after city officials denied them a permit to hold the rally around a statue of Robert E. The move comes after groups of neo-Nazis and white supremacists clashed with counter protesters in Charlottesville last weekend, and one neo-Nazi allegedly drove a ... [Full Article...]

California man missing after Barcelona attack

California man missing after Barcelona attack Nunes told ABC News that she's aware of a photo circulating online that appears to show an injured Tucker being helped by someone. But though she's contacted hospitals, she has not yet tracked him down. Her family is shaken but safe. Another Bay Area resident, Isaura Ochoa, is studying overseas and was just blocks away from the deadly scene. "All of a sudden people started running in opposit... [Full Article...]

'Buyers market' for students still searching for university places

'Buyers market' for students still searching for university places The variety of subjects undertaken by this year's cohort in both their A levels and post-Sixth Form destinations is impressive. The Henry Box School in Witney boasted "outstanding" results in maths and further maths, with all of its students securing grades between A* and C. [Full Article...]

Missing Greek American woman found in feral condition in Alabama

Missing Greek American woman found in feral condition in Alabama Buzzfeed identified the #woman as Lisa Theris. Lisa Theris was last seen on July 18 and her family feared the worst. The Alabama woman who spent a month in the woods opened up about her ordeal in an interview with NBC 12 while showing off her horrific injuries. [Full Article...]

Unemployment rate down to 3.1 percent, but labor force falls

The U.S. Labor Department says unemployment rates were relatively stable in most states. North Dakota's unemployment rate fell to 2.2 percent, a record low. There was an increase of 200 jobs between the preliminary and the revised June estimates due to the inclusion of more data. The broader economic trends can be detected by focusing on the over-the-year changes in this data series. [Full Article...]

Greenville Little League ready for Friday game

Greenville Little League ready for Friday game Both teams have had some shaky moments getting to the Little League World Series, as Walla Walla have lost in their past four games while Santa Margarita, although undefeated in their past four outings, have gone down to the wire in two of their last three games, winning both by just a single run. [Full Article...]

Victims of the Spain terrorist attacks: what we know so far

Victims of the Spain terrorist attacks: what we know so far The Islamic State militant group claimed the perpetrator was one of their "soldiers" in a release sent out via their self-styled news agency, Amaq . A third person has been arrested in the Catalan town of Ripoll, in connection with yesterday's Barcelona attack, according to Catalan radio. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said the attack was "jihadist terrorism" while calling it a glob... [Full Article...]

A-level results joy for Varndean College students

A-level results joy for Varndean College students Notable successes included Scott Broom who achieved an A*in A Level Geography, a C in A Level Maths, a Distinction* in BTEC Business and a Distinction* in BTEC ICT. "A-levels are tough - it is as hard to achieve these high pass grades as it has ever been. They look at all of the skills and experience you have". [Full Article...]

Van Attack in Barcelona Kills 13 People, Similar Attack Attempted in Cambrils

The Spanish El Periodico newspaper reported earlier on Thursday, that two police officers had been injured in the shootout with suspected terrorists. Interior Minister Forn said the Festa Major de Gracia, an iconic Barcelona celebration that began on Tuesday and was slated to end next Monday, would be cancelled. [Full Article...]

Buildings around the world light up to mark Barcelona attack

Buildings around the world light up to mark Barcelona attack The van jumped the sidewalk around 5:30 p.m. local time in the vicinity of the city's historic Las Ramblas pedestrian mall, a top tourist destination. Be tough & strong, we love you!" Police told people to avoid the area. World leaders were quick to voice their condemnation of the attack and offer support to Barcelona via Twitter. [Full Article...]

Sierra Leone mudslides kill 461

Sierra Leone mudslides kill 461 The disaster began on Monday when heavy rains hit the city and the partial collapse of a hillside triggered mudslides, engulfing homes and wreaking destruction. AFP visited a school building in the devastated Regent community where 350 people were living crammed together. The least we can do to help out is to wear armbands and even if possible part was with something small. [Full Article...]

Turkey's Erdogan calls on expats to vote against Germany's Merkel

Turkey's Erdogan calls on expats to vote against Germany's Merkel The comments are some of Erdogan's harshest yet against Merkel and her Christian Democrats, illustrating the widening divide between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies and major trade partners. "Whether it's the first party or the second party, it does not matter, support them", he said . Germany stands united with Spain in its determination not to allow terrorist attacks stop pe... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu's Son: American Left-Wing Orgs Pose Bigger Threat Than Neo-Nazis

Netanyahu's Son: American Left-Wing Orgs Pose Bigger Threat Than Neo-Nazis The right-wing Hungarian government removed the posters three days before Prime Minister Netanyahu's 18 July visit, but the controversy did not end there. Or that he should be condemned for doing it 3 days later. Yet not all figures in Israel who released statements on the protests were disparaging to white nationalists and their apologists alone. [Full Article...]

OkCupid has no love for hate groups

We were alerted that white supremacist Chris Cantwell was on OkCupid. Cantwell was the subject of a Vice documentary about the white-supremacist Unite The Right marches in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the past weekend, where he offered numerous racist and threatening comments while acting as a march organizer and riding in a vehicle alongside former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke. [Full Article...]


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