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Source: BBC

Anthony Joshua: World champion says he is 'in no rush' to fight in the US

Wednesday 09:58 GMT

"I've been preparing for a 6ft-something guy and now I'm fighting this mini-Mike Tyson/Ray Mercer/Tommy Morrison so I'm going to have to revert back to some different training techniques and get ready to dig in the trenches, trade with him and slow him down a bit," he said.

The fight will be Joshua's first since stopping Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 people at Wembley Stadium in April. "I would have had way too long out of the ring and I need to keep myself active, pick up on what I've learnt from the Klitschko fight, and Takam is a good title defence.

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Source: Washington Post

Google Maps pulls cupcake calorie-counting feature after backlash

Wednesday 09:58 GMT

Google Maps recently tested a feature that showed users how many calories they could burn if they walked a route instead of driving it.

United Airlines dragging incident that went viral produces firings, suspensions of officers. A gruesome North Korean murder plot: Trial sheds new light on assassination of Kim Jong Un’s brother

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Source: Washington Post

United Airlines dragging incident that went viral produces firings, suspensions of officers

Wednesday 09:58 GMT

Two airport security officers have been fired and two others suspended for their roles in forcibly removing a doctor from a United Airlines flight in April at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport, a raucous scene that was recorded on cellphone video and spread across the globe.

United Airlines said he was removed because the flight was overbooked and four United employees needed to fly to Louisville.

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Source: Common Domain

Hear alternate version of Bob Dylan's 'Every Grain of Sand' from 'Bootleg Series, Vol. 13'

Wednesday 12:45 GMT

The deluxe version of the latest installment in the ongoing “Bootleg Series” also includes the one and only live performance of the song Dylan ever delivered, a little more than a year after this rehearsal version at a show in Lakeland, Fla. They’re among the 102 tracks — all previously unreleased live and studio recordings, among them 14 songs never released before-- spread over eight discs that make up Vol. 13. A ninth disc is a DVD containing “Trouble No More: A Musical Film” from director Jennifer LeBeau, consisting of footage from his 1980 tours and other previously unreleased material.

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Source: Common Domain

Rhiannon Giddens and her MacArthur Fellowship: 'Genius' She's not buying

Wednesday 12:45 GMT

It’s putting that with wanting to make something of it, wanting to progress and not being afraid of where that’s going to go.”. MacArthur fellows for 2017: a tragicomic novelist, an 'Afropolitan' painter and more

To be honest, she says, she isn’t a fan of the “genius grant” nickname that’s been widely used to describe the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship reward she has just collected from the nonprofit organization. “I know they hate that term,” she said with a laugh, reached by phone last week in Cape Breton, Canada, the morning the foundation revealed the names of about two dozen recipients of the 2017 fellowships.

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Source: Washington Post

Jewish neo-Nazi renounces white supremacist past — and comes out as gay

Wednesday 09:59 GMT

His father was “very right wing,” and he wanted to emulate him, he told Channel 4.. Now, after a lifetime devoted to the far-right cause, Wilshaw has renounced his hate-filled past, and revealed that he is gay and has Jewish heritage. He divulged all during an interview with Britain’s Channel 4.. “You’re a Nazi, with a Jewish background, who is gay,” said Wilshaw’s interviewer, Paraic O’Brien, evidently baffled by the contradictions.

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Source: Fox News

Chicago cop gives teen who snuck into gym unexpected surprise

Wednesday 09:59 GMT

A Chicago teen reportedly has a new outlook on law enforcement after learning that a police officer paid for his membership at a fitness center following repeated attempts to sneak on to the basketball courts.

Skokie Police Department spokesperson Eric Swaback told the Tribune it’s important to share all the good stories involving police officers, as “"People don't always know about them.”

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Source: Fox News

Veterans victimized in $24M education scam, authorities say

Wednesday 09:05 GMT

Authorities in New Jersey said two women have pleaded guilty to one count each of wired fraud in connection with the scam: Lisa DiBisceglie, 56, of Lavallette, N.J., a former associate dean at Caldwell University; and Helen Sechrist, 61, of Sandy Level, Va., a former employee of Ed4Mill, the Pennsylvania company.

"Instead of receiving a quality education under the Caldwell brand, the veterans that were recruited by Ed4Mil were enrolled in unapproved online courses without their knowledge, all while members of the conspiracy profited from their hard-earned benefits.” “Scams like this steal money from hardworking taxpayers and legitimate students -- and in this case, our veterans -- and that is completely unacceptable," said Debbi Mayer, assistant special agent in charge of the U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General's Northeastern Regional Office, which helped investigate the case.

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Source: NBC News

Philando Castile fund raises thousands, pays off school lunch debts

Wednesday 10:54 GMT

A memorial fund set up in honor of Philando Castile has raised enough money to pay off lunch debts at schools across St. Paul, Minnesota for one year.

"This fund really speaks to exactly who Philando Castile was as a passionate school nutrition leader," Stacy Koppen, director of the district's nutrition services told NBC News. Castile, whose fatal shooting by police officer Jeronimo Yanez in 2016 ignited national discussion after videos of the shooting and its aftermath went viral, worked as a nutrition services supervisor at J.J. Hill Montessori School.

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Source: NBC News

23 protesters arrested at nuns' chapel in pipeline construction zone

Wednesday 10:55 GMT

Twenty-three members of a local protest organization in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — which helped a group of nuns build a small outdoor chapel atop the route of a proposed natural gas pipeline — were arrested Monday after they tried to halt the pipeline's construction.

Since 2014, Lancaster Against Pipelines has been working to stop the natural gas-pumping Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, which would expand on Williams Partners' Transco pipeline system.

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Source: Common Domain

How to Whip Up a Luxe Outdoor Kitchen

Wednesday 11:49 GMT

“With luxe properties, an outdoor kitchen affords an owner the ability to host al fresco without having to go in and out of the home throughout an event. With a full fridge, oven, stove, grill, etcetera., at your disposal, you can focus more on your guests and less on timing a meal.”

I recently collaborated with Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens and Dekton to design my vision for the ultimate outdoor kitchen.

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Source: The Week

The quiet charms of tiny Liechtenstein

Wednesday 10:55 GMT

The tiny mountainous country covers just 62 square miles — about the same as Washington, D.C. — and it's surrounded by Austria to the east and Switzerland "to the everywhere else."

Home to 37,000 people, Liechtenstein has its own parliament, and a prince and princess who live in a castle overlooking the capital, Vaduz.

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Source: DW

Diwali without firecrackers is like 'Christmas without Christmas trees'

Wednesday 11:49 GMT

As India celebrates the Hindu festival of Diwali, marked by bursting firecrackers and lighting lamps, the ban on fireworks in Delhi has cast a dark shadow on traders.

"Implementation of the ban on sale of firecrackers will be difficult for Delhi's police as thousands of shops are set up in narrow lanes of the capital around the time of Diwali. We also know that nearby towns and states around Delhi are being used to bring in fireworks," Dependra Pathak, a special commissioner of police, told DW.

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Source: Common Domain

How Some Malls Manage to Stay Alive Years After Losing Their Mojo

Wednesday 07:02 GMT

A more likely outcome, analysts said: many weaker malls will turn into zombies, staying open for years as they cycle through increasingly less successful retailers before finally being repurposed or leveled.

Between 2007 and 2016, at least 275 enclosed malls, strip malls and open-air shopping centers were foreclosed on after their owners ran into difficulties repaying their securitized mortgage loans, according to data from Trepp Inc.

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Source: Global News

Ontario government ignored public safety concerns in ‘Chemical Valley,’ ‘muzzled’ engineers: document

Wednesday 12:43 GMT

Ontario engineers claim their public safety concerns regarding oil refineries and their effects on communities in Sarnia’s Chemical Valley, including Aamjiwnaang First Nation, are being ignored by the provincial government, according to a report obtained by Global News.

READ MORE: Ontario government commits to fund health study after ‘Chemical Valley’ investigation. According to the document, engineers claim to have been identifying public safety concerns since 2009 related to petrochemical refineries in Ontario, including “acid gas flaring resulting in significant sulphur dioxide air emissions and risk of irreversible health impacts or mortality for sensitive individuals,” as well as a “lack of engineering regulatory oversight relative to U.S. jurisdictions resulting in an increased risk to nearby communities of chemical leaks (e.g., hydrogen sulphide) and explosions.” Engineers also allege senior management ignored concerns from Aamjiwnaang First Nation and PEGO members after having met “regularly with industry representatives.”

Source: BBC

Trump cites bereaved aide to attack Obama

Wednesday 21:00 GMT
Source: Global News

NFL meeting of players, owners on Take a Knee protests deemed ‘constructive’

Wednesday 21:00 GMT
Source: Fox News

Gregg Jarrett: The Clinton cover-up, brought to you by the same guys who are investigating Trump

Wednesday 21:56 GMT
Source: Global News

Donald Trump pulls support for bipartisan health care deal: White House

Wednesday 21:56 GMT
Source: Global News

Mandalay Bay security guard breaks silence after surviving Las Vegas massacre

Wednesday 21:56 GMT
Source: Common Domain

New fires in Sausalito, Santa Cruz and Dublin force evacuations

Wednesday 21:00 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump’s travel ban keeps getting blocked. What happens now?

Wednesday 21:56 GMT
Source: Common Domain

The health benefits of sweet potato

Wednesday 05:12 GMT
Source: Washington Post

‘Bone Music’: The revival of making albums made from X-rays

Tuesday 07:01 GMT
Source: NBC News

Mychael Knight, 'Project Runway' fashion designer, dies at 39

Wednesday 21:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Alpine Ski Resorts Luring Buyers with Year-Round Activities

Tuesday 18:13 GMT
Source: DW

Feeding the world with organics: A realistic prospect?

Monday 18:13 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirror Rooms at the Broad: A first look inside the 'infinite mysterious beauty'

Wednesday 21:55 GMT
Source: The Guradian

James Corden faces backlash for Harvey Weinstein jokes

Monday 14:32 GMT

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