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"They said without visas!"

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In the West Ukraine people tried to cross the border, shouting to the border guards and the police "without visas." This was reported by police officer of the Lviv region Igor Zinkevich on his Facebook page.

"The interesting and funny story of the Krakovets crossing point: Eight Pigs, women, men and also children, tried to cross the border and shouted without visas, Poroshenko said without visas!", Zinkevich said.
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Cuba: Canadian diplomat struck by headaches and hearing loss

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It comes a day after the US said its diplomats in Havana were experiencing strange physical symptoms.

Reports suggest the envoys could have been targeted by a covert sonic device that causes hearing loss.

Havana denies the allegation, but the US has removed two Cuban diplomats from Washington DC in retaliation.

"Cuba has never, nor would ever, allow the Cuban territory to be used for any kind of action against accredited diplomats or their families," Cuba's foreign ministry said.

The Associated Press reported that a US investigation determined that the American diplomats' hearing loss could have been linked to sonic devices which emit inaudible sound waves that can cause deafness.

US officials, speaking to the agency anonymously, said investigations had determined devices had been deployed either inside or outside diplomats' homes.

Investigators are also considering the possibility that a third country, such as Russia, was behind the incidents, officials familiar with the inquiry told AP.

If true, the use of sonic devices to cause harm to diplomats would be unprecedented.
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Modern slavery and trafficking 'in every UK town and city'

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Modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK is "far more prevalent than previously thought," the National Crime Agency has said.

The NCA said there were more than 300 live policing operations currently, with cases affecting "every large town and city in the country".

The agency estimated that there were tens of thousands of victims.

It said previous estimates of 10,000-13,000 victims in the UK were found to be the "tip of the iceberg".

"The more we look, the more we find," the NCA's vulnerabilities director Will Kerr said.

Mr Kerr said he had been shocked by what he had seen during this year's intensive efforts to break up gangs, with almost every major operation triggering even more investigations.

He warned that trafficking into modern slavery was now so widespread that ordinary people would be unwittingly coming into contact with victims every day.
'Recognise concerns'

The NCA said the growth in modern slavery was being driven by international gangs increasingly recognising the amount of money they could make by controlling people within a huge range of economic sectors, rather than just dealing drugs.

It warned that the key sectors for slavery now included food processing, fishing, agriculture, construction, domestic and care workers and car washes.
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California has 11 Counties With More Registered Voters Than Voting-Age Citizens

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The Election Integrity Project California provides a list of 11 California counties that have more registered voters than voting-age citizens.

In addition, Los Angeles County officials informed the project that “the number of registered voters now stands at a number that is a whopping 144% of the total number of resident citizens of voting age.”

Based on our review of 2016 EAC EAVS report, the 2011-2015 U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, and the most recent California total active and total inactive voter registration records, California is failing to comply with the voter registration list maintenance requirements of Section 8 of the NVRA. For example, a comparison of the 2011-2015 U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, and the most recent California active and inactive voter registration records shows there were more total registered voters than there were adults over the age of 18 living in each of the following eleven (11) counties: Imperial (102%), Lassen (102%), Los Angeles (112%), Monterey (104%), San Diego (138%), San Francisco (114%), San Mateo (111%), Santa Cruz (109%), Solano (111%), Stanislaus (102%), and Yolo (110%). Our own research shows that the situation in these counties is, if anything, worse than the foregoing data suggest. For example, we contacted Los Angeles County directly this past June. At that time, county officials informed us that the total number of registered voters now stands at a number that is a whopping 144% of the total number of resident citizens of voting age.
How bad is actual fraud vs. possible fraud?
How much is purposeful fraud (letting noncitizens) on the voter rolls?
How often do the dead and nonresidents vote?
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First female Navy SEAL has already quit

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First Ever Female Navy SEAL Candidate Quits Officer SEAL Screening Course Days after Starting

On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 the first female to gain entry to the SEAL Officer Assessment & Selection (SOAS) program voluntarily quit. The three-week course began Monday, July 24th, 2017 in San Diego, California home of the Navy SEAL training base, and by Wednesday it was all over for this candidate. Making history, in the summer of 2017 the US Navy accepted its first female officer candidate into the Naval Special Warfare officer screening pipeline called the SEAL Officer Assessment & Selection program, which is a very early stage screening process designed specifically for SEAL officer candidates.

Diversity is power. Diversity of thought, which is often linked to diversity of background, can make groups stronger. As a leader, if you are always surrounded by people who think similarly to you, you are failing. One way to get more value-adding diversity in your civilian organization is to hire more veterans who bring unique skills and perspectives that are of tremendous worth to civilian companies. But diversity should not be given more value than it brings. Diversity for diversity’s sake, loses sight of the goal of improvement. In order for organizations to achieve greater success, the goal should always be about becoming better, and not simply adopting programs and methods. Programs and methods are tools, not goals. You can’t build a house without a hammer, but buying a hammer does not mean you will build a house.
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"Fat Studies" is returning to Oregon State University next spring

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Students will be able to earn three credits to explore “forms of activism used to counter weightism perpetuated throughout various societal institutions”
“My course now frames body image disturbances more as a function of oppressive societal structures than of individual pathology"

Oregon State University will offer a spring course on “fat studies” in order to teach students how “weight-based oppression” is a “social justice issue.”
According to a syllabus for the course obtained by Campus Reform, students will examine “body weight, shape, and size as an area of human difference subject to privilege and discrimination that intersects with other systems of oppression based on gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation, and ability.”
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The course will be taught by Professor Patti Lou-Watkins, who has written extensively on “body image disorders, particularly as they relate to weight bias and physical activity” in academic journals and books.
In a 2013 article in European Health Psychologist, for instance, Lou-Watkins argues that the growing “war on obesity” has actually caused more harm than good, saying many who attempt to lose weight suffer psychological consequences.
“Indeed, as the ‘War on Obesity’ has escalated, so has weight-based bias and discrimination,” Lou-Watkins adds, noting that “weight bias is particularly evident among healthcare professionals, compromising the well-being of their patients.”
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Mainstream Media Acts Hyperbolic About Trump TV.

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>Politician compares Trump TV to North Korea and claims this is nothing but state television
>Politician McMullin doesn't know nothing about living in totalitarian regimes or communist regimes. Acts hyperbolic and with vitriol in order to prove that he's not Trump.
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Driverless Cars Easily Confused

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A few simple stickers on road signs could confuse driverless cars and cause accidents, research has found.

A team of scientists from the University of Washington, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Stony Brook University, and University of California Berkeley tampered with several signs and revealed the autonomous tech was fooled every time in some experiments.

Stop signs were mistaken for 45 mph speed limits and turn right signs were interpreted as stop instructions.

Love/Hate graffiti was added to stop signs and caused the driverless cars to misread the instructions 73 percent of the time.

And randomly placed stickers confused the car in every test with the technology believing the stop signs were informing it of a 45 mph speed limit.

In a real-world scenario this could’ve caused the car to plow on across junctions.
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Trump admiinistration warns american press of consequences for publishing leaked information

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Satirists have repeatedly drawn on the similarities between President Donald Trump and Middle Eastern and African dictators, for installing his family in senior advisory positions in the White House as much as for his excessive self-regard and his respect for military tough men. Now critics can tick off another point on the autocrat checklist following Attorney General Jeff Sessions's announcement on Friday that a new crackdown on leakers will include a Justice Department (DOJ) review of policies governing how the department deals with media outlets that publish leaked information.

>Sessions and National Intelligence Director Dan Coats announced at a press conference that more DOJ and FBI resources would be directed towards pursuing leakers, particularly those who pass information on to the press and foreign officials.

>The moves comes after a wave of leaks hit the White House, exposing, among other things, contact between Trump officials and Russian government officials, with alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia the subject of multiple investigations.

>Trump allies accused a “deep state” of security officials of orchestrating the leaks in a bid to unseat the president. Trump has railed against leakers, and placed Sessions under pressure to prosecute more of those who disclose classified information. He has also attacked what he has called the “fake news” media for publishing “illegal leaks.”

>In an escalation of the administration's campaign against what it claims are hostile branches of the media, Sessions announced that part of the focus of the new anti-leakers crackdown would be the press.

>Sessions said Friday the administration had tripled the number of illegal leaks cases over the previous administration, and said that after meeting intelligence officials, the DOJ would review its policies affecting media subpoenas.
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Girl, 4, asks police officer to help look for, get rid of monsters in new home

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