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Democrats Push To Be Included In Classified Briefing On FBI Informant

Democrats Push To Be Included In Classified Briefing On FBI InformantUPDATE: 7:41 p.m. -- The White House said later on Wednesday that while




POSTED MAY 23, 2018 1:41 PM

Immigrant Children Accuse Border Patrol Of Abuse And Neglect, Report Shows

Immigrant Children Accuse Border Patrol Of Abuse And Neglect, Report ShowsU.S. Border Patrol agents have resorted to troubling tactics toward




POSTED MAY 24, 2018 11:55 AM

In a philosophical mood, Congress debates freedom of speech on campus

In a philosophical mood, Congress debates freedom of speech on campusA congressional hearing on free speech and political correctness on campus turns both philosophical and confrontational.




POSTED MAY 23, 2018 11:16 AM

Australian grandmother Maria Exposto sentenced to death for drugs in Malaysia

Australian grandmother Maria Exposto sentenced to death for drugs in MalaysiaAn Australian grandmother who said she was tricked into carrying drugs into Malaysia after falling for an online romance scam was Thursday sentenced to death after an earlier acquittal was overturned, her lawyer said. Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto was arrested in December 2014 while in transit at Kuala Lumpur airport with 1.1 kilos (2.4 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine stitched into the compartment of a backpack she was carrying. The 54-year-old was cleared in December of trafficking after a High Court judge ruled she did not know she was transporting the drugs. But prosecutors challenged the decision and an appeals court overturned the acquittal Thursday, and found her guilty, her lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said. Anyone caught with at least 50 grams (1.75 ounces) of crystal meth is considered a trafficker in Muslim-majority Malaysia, and death by hanging is mandatory in the case of a conviction. FAQ | Methamphetamine Shafee slammed the ruling as "perverse" and said Exposto would make a final appeal to the country's top court. "I thought there was an overwhelming case for the defence. I am shocked with the decision," he said. The mother of four argued she did not know about the hidden stash of "ice". She said she had been fooled into carrying the bag after travelling to China to see someone she met online called "Captain Daniel Smith", who had claimed to be a US serviceman. After engaging in a long online romance, Exposto had travelled to Shanghai to see "Smith". But she did not succeed in meeting her supposed love interest while there and ended up being given a bag by a stranger, who asked her to take it to Melbourne. When she arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport to change flights, she mistakenly went through immigration as she was unfamiliar with the airport. She voluntarily offered her bags for customs inspection and the drugs were discovered. There are at least 900 people on death row in Malaysia, officials have said, but executions have been rare in recent years. Malaysian lawmakers have voted to amend legislation so that capital punishment is no longer mandatory in drug-trafficking cases. But the changes have not yet come into force as they must be passed by the upper house. Two Australians were hanged in Malaysia in 1986 for heroin trafficking - the first Westerners to be executed in the country - in a case that strained relations. In 2013 Dominic Bird, a former truck driver from Perth, was acquitted of drug trafficking charges after he was allegedly caught with 167 grams of crystal methamphetamine.




POSTED MAY 24, 2018 9:20 AM

Hawaii volcano latest: Footage shows blue flames bursting through cracks in road after eruption

Hawaii volcano latest: Footage shows blue flames bursting through cracks in road after eruptionFootage has captured rare blue flames bursting through cracks in a road in Hawaii following the Kilauea volcano eruption. The volcano produces methane when hot lava buries and burns plants and trees. When this gas flows up through cracks in the road it ignites and produces a blue flame.




POSTED MAY 24, 2018 7:24 AM

A Planner's Guide to the Mediterranean Diet

A Planner's Guide to the Mediterranean Diet2018 might well be dubbed the year of the Mediterranean diet. Not only did it tie for the best overall diet in the U.S. News Best Diets rankings in January, but this year also marks the Mediterranean diet pyramid's 25th anniversary. Beyond being linked to a host of powerful health benefits including a reduction in heart disease risk, potential weight loss, improved brain health and longevity, much of the eating pattern's staying power can be attributed to its flexibility -- there aren't entire food groups excluded, and followers don't calorie count or track macros.




POSTED MAY 23, 2018 10:21 AM

Judge Orders 30-Year-Old Man To Move Out Of His Parents' House Already

Judge Orders 30-Year-Old Man To Move Out Of His Parents' House AlreadyTwo parents in New York will finally get to know what empty nest syndrome




POSTED MAY 23, 2018 2:07 PM

Scientists plan DNA hunt for Loch Ness monster next month

Scientists plan DNA hunt for Loch Ness monster next monthA global team of scientists plans to scour the icy depths of Loch Ness next month using environmental DNA (eDNA) in an experiment that may discover whether Scotland's fabled monster really does, or did, exist. "This DNA can be captured, sequenced and then used to identify that creature by comparing the sequence obtained to large databases of known genetic sequences from hundreds of thousands of different organisms," said team spokesman Professor Neil Gemmell of the University of Otago in New Zealand. The most famous picture of Nessie, known as the "surgeon’s photo", was taken in 1934 and showed a head on a long neck emerging from the water.




POSTED MAY 23, 2018 9:25 AM

Pakistan buries teen killed in Texas school shooting

Pakistan buries teen killed in Texas school shootingHundreds mourned a Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school last week during her burial in Karachi Wednesday. Sabika Sheikh was among the 10 people gunned down at a high school in Santa Fe last Friday when a heavily armed student opened fire on classmates. Relatives sobbed and hugged as Sheikh's remains arrived at her family home in a casket draped with a Pakistani flag.




POSTED MAY 23, 2018 5:41 AM

'SPYGATE': Trump rages on Twitter about the 'Criminal Deep State'

'SPYGATE': Trump rages on Twitter about the 'Criminal Deep State'President Trump on Wednesday continued to spread the conspiratorial — and completely unproven — claim that a “spy” was “placed” inside his presidential campaign by the Obama administration and its Department of Justice.




POSTED MAY 23, 2018 9:21 AM

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