Rand Paul stops unanimous passage of 9/11 first responders funding bill

Per: CNN Republican Sen. Rand Paul objected Wednesday to an attempt to pass the bill funding 9/11 first responders’ health care unanimously, arguing that passing such a long-term bill without offsetting the cost would contribute to the national debt. The delay presents another hurdle in the dramatic fight to secure funding for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, […]

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Instagram doubles down on test to hide likes

Per: CNN Business Instagram could be one step closer to concealing your likes. On Wednesday, the Facebook-owned company (FB) said it’s expanding its test that hides likes to more countries, including Ireland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. In May, the company began testing this in Canada in a move to help reduce pressure to rack up the likes on the […]

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Ebola outbreak in Congo is a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo now constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday. “The risk of Ebola spread in DRC and the region remains very high, and the risk of spread outside the region remains low,” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO, said […]

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A Girl, 15, Reported a Sexual Assault, Then the Detective Abused Her Too

Per: the New York Times A Los Angeles County sex crimes investigator accused of raping a teenager after having been assigned to investigate her previous sexual assault allegations has pleaded guilty to lesser charges, and is expected to be sentenced to three years in prison. It was at least the third time the detective, Neil […]

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50 Incredible Things You Never Knew Existed

3. A Vertical Forest Milan’s Bosco Verticale, or vertical forest, may look like a bizarre art installation from the future, but it’s actually quite real. The twin high rises were completed in 2014 and include nearly 500 medium and large trees, 300 small trees, 5,000 shrubs, and 11,000 plants—as well as more than 100 residential […]

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R. Kelly’s Girlfriends Reportedly Running Out Of Money

Per: MTO Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, the girlfriends of disgraced singer R. Kelly, are reportedly running out of money following the star’s arrest. According to TMZ, the girls are usually handed cash by Kelly’s staffers, but since his arrest, his team members have skipped out on him, and the ladies are having to fend […]

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