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Multiple victims in California high school shooting, suspect at large

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At least three people have been shot at a high school in Santa Clarita, California, local media report. Police say the suspect is on the run.
Police responded to a shooting at Saugus High School, around 40 miles north of Los Angeles, early Thursday morning. Local media reports three casualties, but police have not yet confirmed this number.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated that the suspect, an Asian male in “black clothing” is at large, and was last seen at the location.
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Erdogan Returns Immature Letter

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he personally returned a letter that President Donald Trump sent him last month, warning him against an offensive in northern Syrian before Turkey began its incursion.

Trump’s letter, dated Oct. 9, cautioned Erdogan not to be a “tough guy” or a “fool.”

Erdogan said in a joint news conference with Trump that he returned the letter during a meeting at the White House earlier on Wednesday. Trump didn’t respond at the news conference.

“History will look upon you favorably if you get this done the right and humane way,” Trump wrote in the letter. “It will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don’t happen.”
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Japanese Women Protest Workplace Glasses Ban

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A TV news story on Japanese companies barring women from wearing eyeglasses while on the clock sparked a backlash, as Japanese women frustrated by the strict workplace dress codes took to Twitter to voice their displeasure.

According to the BBC, several Japanese outlets said companies have “banned” women from wearing eyeglasses and that they give a “cold impression” to female shop assistants.
Other reasons for the ban include safety for airline workers and being able to clearly see makeup for beauty industry workers.
Bloomberg reported, however, that men are allowed to wear glasses at work.
The hashtag #メガネ禁止 (#GlassesBan) was trending on Twitter by Wednesday, with men and women saying they disagreed with the policy.

Surprising fact: Japan has “common requirements” for women’s appearance at work. Makeup and high heels are mandatory. And the Japanese use the term “Yamato Nadeshiko” to refer to the ideal woman. She is a perfect housewife and mother, but still beautiful and youthful, according to a Georgetown University blog post.

Key background: A petition was circulated by actor and writer Yumi Ishikawa in March to end the required wearing of high heels for women at work. It was signed by over 31,000 people and helped spark the #KuToo movement, which criticized the high heel policy. (#KuToo is a play on #MeToo and the Japanese words for shoe, “kutsu,” and pain, “kutsuu.”) But the petition wasn’t effective. When it was submitted to Japan’s minister of health, labor, and welfare, he reportedly said he was fine with the high heel policy remaining in place.
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Election results indicate Trump has caused GOP support in the suburbs to crash

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The suburban revolt against President Donald Trump’s Republican Party is growing.

And if nothing else, the GOP’s struggle across the South on Tuesday revealed that Republicans don’t have a plan to fix it.

In Kentucky, Trump and his allies went all in to rescue embattled Gov. Matt Bevin, who literally wrapped himself in the president’s image in his pugnacious campaign. In Virginia, embattled Republicans ran away from Trump, downplaying their support for his policies and encouraging him to stay away.

In the end, neither strategy was a sure winner.

Bevin’s race was too close to call Tuesday night, locked in a virtual dead heat with Democrat Andy Beshear in a state Trump won by nearly 30 percentage points in 2016. The GOP in Virginia lost control of both houses of the legislature for the first time in a generation.

It’s difficult to draw sweeping conclusions from state elections, each with their own unique quirks and personalities. But there’s little doubt Tuesday’s outcome is a warning to Republicans across the nation a year out from the 2020 election and a year after the 2018 midterms: The suburbs are still moving in the wrong direction.
“Republican support in the suburbs has basically collapsed under Trump,” Republican strategist Alex Conant said. “Somehow, we need to find a way to regain our suburban support over the next year.”

The stakes are undoubtably high. While neither Virginia nor Kentucky is likely to be a critical battleground in the presidential race next year, Tuesday’s results confirm a pattern repeated across critical swing states — outside of Philadelphia, Detroit and Charlotte, North Carolina. They’re also sure to rattle Republican members of Congress searching for a path to victory through rapidly shifting territory.
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American-Born Woman Who Joined ISIS Is Not a Citizen, Judge Rules

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A surprise ruling from the bench is a blow to a bid to bring Hoda Muthana and her 2-year-old son, the child of a slain ISIS fighter, back from a refugee camp in Syria.

A federal judge ruled on Thursday that Hoda Muthana, an American-born woman who joined the Islamic State in 2014 and says she now wants to return home to her family in Alabama, is not an American citizen.

In a surprise ruling from the bench, the judge, Reggie B. Walton of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia, abruptly dismissed a lawsuit brought by her family seeking to force the Trump administration to bring her home from a refugee camp in Syria, along with her 2-year-old son — the child of a slain ISIS fighter.

The ruling leaves the fate of Ms. Muthana and her child in doubt amid the deteriorating security environment in northern Syria since Turkey invaded territory held by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, a United States ally. The refugee camp in which Ms. Muthana and her son are held is overseen by the S.D.F.

Ms. Muthana’s case has been politically charged since Mr. Trump said in a Twitter post in February that he had directed the secretary of state “not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the Country!”

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Impeachment Hearings Debut With 13M Viewers; Fox News Tops Cable & Broadcast

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>It was just by a hair, but the debut of the impeachment hearings against Donald Trump yesterday beat Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress earlier this year …barely.

>With a grand total of 13,098,000 Americans tuning in to watch the televised opening of the House Select Committee on Intelligence questioning on Wednesday, Ambassador William Taylor and Deputy Secretary of State George Kent topped the 12.9 million who saw the former FBI Director’s circumspect stint in the hot seat on July 25.

>Having said that with Nielsen numbers from Fox News Channel. MSNBC, ABC, CNN, CBS and NBC now in, the 10 AM – 3:30 PM ET hearing stumbled against another big ticket testimony. The Wednesday event, that the former Celebrity Apprentice host insists he didn’t watch, was down a hard 32% from the audience that eyed pink slipped FBI Director James Comey’s appearance before our elected representatives in June 2017.

>Speaking of entitles owned by Rupert Murdoch, FNC won the viewership wars for yesterday’s very partisan hearing with 2.9 million viewers. The outlet was number two in the key news demo of adults 25-54 with an average of 442,000 to ABC’s 496,000 – though it should be noted that the Disney-owned network started things a little earlier at 9:50 AM.

>In total audience, MSNBC had 2.7 million viewers, ABC had 2 million and CBS was close behind with 1.9 million. CNN was in fourth place with 1.85 million and NBC was last among the major news players with 1.7 million – though it should be noted the Comcast-owned network was in the unique position of having its sister cable newser as a direct rival for the same feed.

>In the 25-43 news demo, NBC was third with 440,000 watching on average over the more than five hours of coverage. AT&T-owned CNN was fourth with 428,000, followed by CBS’ 384,000 and MSNBC’s 365,000.
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Man 'tried to have sex with a pile of leaves' in a hotel car park

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A drunk and drugged up man 'tried to have sex with a pile of leaves' in the car park of a Premier Inn, a court heard.

Michael Golsorkhi was seen 'thrusting' with his trousers around his ankles in full view of families eating at a Beefeater pub in Stockport.

The 26-year-old pulled up his underwear before running away and hiding in bushes after he was confronted by hotel staff.

He emerged from the bushes after 10 minutes following requests to come out by police during the incident last month.

Golsorkhi has now been locked up for eight weeks.

In a statement, an unnamed staff member said: "My colleague and I were aware of a male acting suspiciously in the hotel car park, near to the main entrance.

"We saw a white male with his trousers down and we could see his bum. There was nothing between me and this male, he was about a car length away from me and he appeared to be having sex.

"At one stage I shouted to him 'what are you doing, you dirty b*****d?' and he then leapt up, pulled his trousers up and sat in the bushes.

"We rang the police, and I kept shouting 'what are you doing? Clear off'. He gave no explanation for what he was doing.

"After about 10 minutes he walked out of the bushes. I could make out bits of his face, but I've never seen him before.

"I was concerned for the hotel guests, there were children staying at the hotel."

The incident happened near the Bamford Arms pub.

The court heard Golsorkhi had previous convictions for harassing his parents.

Defence lawyer Neville Warburton said: "He took a combination of illicit substances and alcohol and got himself into some sort of state.

"The staff from the hotel did ask if he was all right, but he was in quite a terrible state. He has no recollection of the behaviour described.
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Neo-Nazi Group Has a 'Kill List'

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Last year, a German offshoot of the U.S. neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division announced its existence to the world with a chilling video declaring “National Socialism is alive.” Now, it’s issuing death threats to left-wing German politicians.

Two lawmakers from Germany’s Green Party have revealed they have received death threats from the group, warning that they were the first and second names on the group’s kill list.

“At the moment, we are planning how and when we will execute you. At the next public rally? Or will we get you in front of your home?” read the email to 53-year-old Cem Özdemir, a veteran politician of Turkish descent, who co-chaired the Greens for a decade before stepping aside last year.

Fellow Green MP Claudia Roth received an email the same day — Oct. 27 — warning that she was second on the list.

The messages, which have been passed to police, are just the latest far-right death threats to stir concern in Germany, amid a climate of rising right-wing extremism. Germany’s government condemned the threats Monday, vowing to crack down on the perpetrators.

“The German government clearly condemns any kind of threats or violence against politicians," Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer told reporters.

Dumbfucks are ignoring the fact that CIA supports and helps to maintain the whole Neo-Nazi group and their death list websites. Those fucks even run it from NATO cyber warfare servers in USA and EUope.
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Little Michael

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Venice: Representatives vote down strict climate bills, chamber immediately floods

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The Veneto regional council, located on Venice’s Grand Canal, was flooded for the first time in history moments after officials rejected a measure aimed at tackling climate change.

Venice has been hit by flooding in recent days due to record tides, leaving parts of the city submerged. Venice’s Mayor Luigi Brugnaro, has attributed the flooding to climate change.
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