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Shooting in california school

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Congress declare activity in yemen unauthorized, get ignored

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Angela Merkel and the Case of the Bumbling Bundestag

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The German chancellor may now need Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the holder of a largely ceremonial office of the presidency, to retain power. So who is Steinmeier and what will his role be in the tense weeks to come?

>The German chancellor is, under normal circumstances, the country's most powerful politician and de facto leader, but the German president is the actual head of state. Although largely symbolic, the office of the presidency carries the responsibility of ensuring that German democracy functions. That makes President Frank-Walter Steinmeier crucial to solving the impasse that is blocking the formation of the next German government.

>The German system operates on the principle that politicians have a responsibility to put the will of the voters, expressed in elections, into practice. That's why Steinmeier pointedly reminded the political parties on Monday that they had a duty to compromise and form governing alliances rather than just call for a new election. Talks to create a so-called "Jamaica" coalition between Angela Merkel's conservatives, the center-right, pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the Greens acrimoniously broke down on Sunday.

>Steinmeier's first move is to summon the heads of those parties, plus the Social Democrats (SPD), to discuss their issues and try to broker a compromise. The president spoke with the Greens and the FDP on Tuesday and has an appointment with SPD leader and defeated chancellor candidate Martin Schulz on Wednesday.
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No, you’re not being paranoid. Sites really are watching your every move

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If you have the uncomfortable sense someone is looking over your shoulder as you surf the Web, you're not being paranoid. A new study finds hundreds of sites—employ scripts that record visitors' keystrokes, mouse movements, and scrolling behavior in real time, even before the input is submitted or is later deleted.

Session replay scripts are provided by third-party analytics services that are designed to help site operators better understand how visitors interact with their Web properties and identify specific pages that are confusing or broken. As their name implies, the scripts allow the operators to re-enact individual browsing sessions. Each click, input, and scroll can be recorded and later played back.

A study published last week reported that 482 of the 50,000 most trafficked websites employ such scripts, usually with no clear disclosure. It's not always easy to detect sites that employ such scripts. The actual number is almost certainly much higher, particularly among sites outside the top 50,000 that were studied.

"Collection of page content by third-party replay scripts may cause sensitive information, such as medical conditions, credit card details, and other personal information displayed on a page, to leak to the third-party as part of the recording," Steven Englehardt, a PhD candidate at Princeton University, wrote. "This may expose users to identity theft, online scams, and other unwanted behavior. The same is true for the collection of user inputs during checkout and registration processes."

Englehardt installed replay scripts from six of the most widely used services and found they all exposed visitors' private moments to varying degrees.
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The strange case of the scuba-diving fly

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More than a century ago, American writer Mark Twain observed a curious phenomenon at Mono Lake, just to the east of Yosemite National Park: enormous numbers of small flies would crawl underwater to forage and lay eggs, but each time they resurfaced, they would appear completely dry.
In his travel memoir Roughing It, Twain wrote: "You can hold them under water as long as you please—they do not mind it—they are only proud of it. When you let them go, they pop up to the surface as dry as a patent office report, and walk off as unconcernedly as if they had been educated especially with a view to affording instructive entertainment to man in that particular way."

Caltech biologist Michael Dickinson, Esther M. and Abe M. Zarem Professor of Bioengineering and Aeronautics, became similarly intrigued by these so-called diving flies—scientifically known as Ephydra hians—on a vacation to Yosemite 22 years ago. Now the principal investigator of a laboratory that specializes in insect flight, Dickinson teamed up with former Caltech postdoctoral scholar Floris van Breugel (now at University of Washington) to study the mysterious behavior of the Mono Lake flies.

The two have now characterized the unique adaptations of the Mono Lake fly and the mechanisms it utilizes to crawl underwater without getting wet. The work is published in a paper in the November 20 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

"Mono Lake has a very delicate and unique ecosystem," says van Breugel. "Conservationists have fought hard to prevent its loss. We were interested in the Mono Lake flies not only because their behavior is so unusual, but because they are a crucial species for the lake's ecosystem and food web. Mono Lake flies are a crucial component to the local ecosystem, acting as a food source for spiders and for migratory and nesting birds."
Mono Lake is not an average freshwater lake.

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Mature Virgin Life Video Consent is Essential

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RAINN Anti Rape organization. I will volunteer in an advocacy group to end sexual crimes once and for all! Love is treating each other with peace :) In Life, I feel like the enemy(demons) is taking over my mind with lust Its going to take a lot of self discipline for me to avoid watching adult movies. Me personally at this point in my life I don't want to get caught up in Lust. Clearing the confusion of lust. Surprised I made another Mature Life Video? Yeah so am I :) This Mature Life Video had to be made as serious reoccurring life issues need to be addressed Look at that soothing smile :) We will be victorious in Life. Negativity will lose. I respect Woman, I see them as Human Beings just like us Men :) Having consent will solve a lot of issues in life. There is a whole lot of misconceptions of lust. You can lust for food, lust for power. Kindly Please share this post spread more awareness thank you folks :) #victory #respect #woman #equality #smile #surprise
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coup attempt in langley? need info.

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Hey - so a ton of new info in the last hour about a coup attempt in langley virginia anyone there that can verify?
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Soros says Hungarian government lying in attacks against him

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>BUDAPEST (Reuters) - U.S. financier George Soros on Monday denounced a Hungarian government campaign against him as “distortions and lies” designed to create a false external enemy.

>Soros, 86, is a Hungarian-born Jew whose longtime support for liberal and open-border values in eastern Europe have put him at odds with right-wing nationalists, in particular the government of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

>Orban, who faces elections in April 2018, last month sent to voters seven statements attributed to Soros that, among other things, called for the European Union to settle a million migrants a year and pay each of them thousands of euros.

>“The statements ... contain distortions and outright lies that deliberately mislead Hungarians about George Soros’s views on migrants and refugees,” said a statement issued by Soros’s Open Society Foundations.

>“With Hungary’s health care and education systems in distress and corruption rife, the current government has sought to create an outside enemy to distract citizens. The government selected George Soros for this purpose,” it said.

>The ruling Fidesz party’s vice chairman said Soros was engaged in a “frontal assault” against Hungary.
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Trump lifts ban on importing endangered elephant parts

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The Trump administration plans to allow hunters to bring trophies of elephants they killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia back to the United States, reversing a ban put in place in 2014, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official confirmed for ABC News today.

Even though elephants are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, a provision in the act allows the government to give permits to import such trophies if there is evidence that the hunting benefits conservation for that species. The official said the administration has new information from officials in Zimbabwe and Zambia to support reversing the ban.

"Legal, well-regulated sport hunting as part of a sound management program can benefit the conservation of certain species by providing incentives to local communities to conserve the species and by putting much-needed revenue back into conservation," a Fish and Wildlife spokesperson said in a statement.

This change applies only to elephants in those two countries. It prompted questions about using game hunting to generate money for conservation efforts, and similar questions arose after the controversial killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe in 2015.

The government has not officially announced this policy change yet, but it was reportedly raised at a wildlife forum in South Africa this week, according to Safari Club International, which filed a lawsuit to block the 2014 ban.

It's unclear how the current political situation in Zimbabwe could affect this decision, but a blog post from the president of the Humane Society of the United States points out that poaching has been a problem in Zimbabwe over the years and that the hunting industry there faces corruption issues.

A notice regarding this reversal will be posted in the Federal Register on Friday with specifics on the new information justifying the change.

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5 Grossest Allegations in the Charlie Rose Bombshell Article

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Another high-profile man is accused of sexual misconduct going back years. This time, it’s TV host Charlie Rose. Eight women told The Washington Post in a Monday report about allegedly predatory behavior dating back to the late 1990s. Three spoke on the record. The rest discussed this on background, worried about Rose retaliating against them. Rose disputed some details in his statement to WaPo, saying “I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.”

So what kind of allegations are we talking about here?
1. Walking Around Naked in Front of Women

Several women claimed that he walked around naked in front of them. Kyle Godfrey-Ryan, one of Rose’s former assistants, said he walked around naked in front of her. This allegedly happened at least a dozen times when she was working at one of his New York City homes.

“It feels branded into me, the details of it,” she said.
2. Sharing Sexual Fantasies

Godfrey-Ryan also claimed he’d repeatedly call her late night or early morning to talk about his sexual fantasy: her swimming nude in a pool as he watched.
3. Groping. A lot of groping.

Former intern Reah Bravo said Rose groped her on numerous occasions. In several instances, he’d allegedly do this: “He would grip my head tightly while talking to me. He held it so tightly that I couldn’t turn my neck in any direction. I was forced to look at him or to let him talk directly into my ear.”

Megan Creydt, a former show coordinator, said Rose groped her thigh when she was riding in the passenger seat of his car.

“I don’t think I said anything,” she said. “I tensed up. I didn’t move his hand off, but I pulled my legs to the other side of the car. I tried not to get in a car with him ever again. I think he was testing me out.”