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‘Dr. Bumbum,’ Brazilian Plastic Surgeon, Is Charged in Patient’s Death

World News (NY Times) - Thu, 16 Aug 2018 - 6:46pm
The celebrity surgeon, known as Dr. Bumbum, performed a buttock lift. The case has stirred concerns in a country seen as hooked on beauty.

Has #MeToo divided women?

BBC News - Thu, 16 Aug 2018 - 6:43pm
The global movement has created an unprecedented wave of activism, but has it also caused division?

In Italy Bridge Collapse, Both Design and Upkeep Are Under Suspicion

World News (NY Times) - Thu, 16 Aug 2018 - 6:42pm
The engineering and maintenance of Riccardo Morandi’s 1967 cable-stayed bridge are under scrutiny, days after it collapsed in Genoa.

Why is President Trump creating a space force?

BBC News - Thu, 16 Aug 2018 - 6:40pm
The US says the space environment has become "crowded and adversarial".

Quiz: What was Aretha's time capsule song?

BBC News - Thu, 16 Aug 2018 - 6:31pm
It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world over the past seven days?

Aretha Franklin, Trump, N.Y.U.: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

World News (NY Times) - Thu, 16 Aug 2018 - 6:31pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Celebrity Big Brother 2018: Who's in the house?

BBC News - Thu, 16 Aug 2018 - 6:25pm
Get to know who's who in this year's edition of Celebrity Big Brother.

Fishing for coins in the Ganges river to survive

BBC News - Thu, 16 Aug 2018 - 6:22pm
Meet the men who fish for coins for a living in the Ganges, one of India's largest rivers.

The world's first floating farm making waves in Rotterdam

BBC News - Thu, 16 Aug 2018 - 6:20pm
An offshore dairy farm aims to help Rotterdam produce its own food more sustainably.

Aretha Franklin is remembered by friends, artists and fans

Al Jazeera - Thu, 16 Aug 2018 - 6:16pm
Tributes pour in for 'Queen of Soul' and global icon, Aretha Franklin, who died at the age of 76 after battling cancer.

Mississippi Republican humiliated by response to his own poll about Robert E. Lee and ‘leftist hysteria’

The Raw Story - Thu, 16 Aug 2018 - 6:08pm

A Mississippi Republican politician running for Senate put the legacy of Confederate general Robert E. Lee up to a Twitter poll Thursday — and got a response he probably won’t like. “In light of all the political correctness and leftist hysteria, I’m curious about what you think: How sho...

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Sam Nunberg reveals that John Kelly is ‘prodding’ the president to arrest Omarosa over tapes

The Raw Story - Thu, 16 Aug 2018 - 5:53pm

Donald Trump’s former campaign aide Sam Nunberg said White House chief of staff John Kelly is seeking to get former White House aide Omarosa Manigault arrested. During an interview with MSNBC’s Katy Tur, Nunberg said Omarosa’s latest tell-all book about President Trump accompanied ...

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Portland police chief brags to right-wing radio host that cops ‘kicked the butts’ of anti-racist protesters

The Raw Story - Thu, 16 Aug 2018 - 5:50pm

During an interview with a conservative talk radio show, Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw bragged about kicking the “butts” of leftist counter-protesters at a far-right rally. Willamette Week reported that Outlaw used a schoolyard fight analogy to describe the department’s tre...

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Al Franken breaks down why Trump’s ‘collusion is not a crime’ defense is an ‘insult to everyone’s intelligence’

The Raw Story - Thu, 16 Aug 2018 - 5:31pm

Former U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) has mostly kept a low profile since resigning his office in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. But Franken took to Facebook today to mock the Trump team’s defense strategy. Specifically, he targeted the absurdity of Trump’s pivot from “...

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Hundreds of US newspapers denounce Trump's attacks on the press

Al Jazeera - Thu, 16 Aug 2018 - 5:14pm
More than 350 US news outlets join Boston Globe call to run editorials, addressing Trump's 'assault on the free press'.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Can Juventus star restore Serie A to its former glory?

BBC News - Thu, 16 Aug 2018 - 4:59pm
Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival has been the big talking point of the Italian summer, but what does his arrival mean for Serie A and this season's title race?

Detroit Democrat under fire for calling Asian opponent ‘ching-chang’ in anti-immigrant rant

The Raw Story - Thu, 16 Aug 2018 - 4:57pm

Detroit residents are calling for Rep. Bettie Cook Scott (D-Detroit) to publicly apologize to her primary election opponent Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) after she made racially insensitive comments about her Asian heritage, reported the Metro Times. While at the polling precinct Scott told voter...

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Uganda: Pop star-turned-politician charged in military court

Al Jazeera - Thu, 16 Aug 2018 - 4:55pm
Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, has been held in custody with his next court appearance due on August 23.

Venezuela Cuts to Fight Inflation (Zeroes From Its Currency, That Is)

World News (NY Times) - Thu, 16 Aug 2018 - 4:54pm
President Nicolás Maduro is rolling out measures to stabilize the economy and increase revenue, but economists — and the population — remain skeptical.

Europa League: Burnley beat Istanbul Basaksehir 1-0 after extra time

BBC News - Thu, 16 Aug 2018 - 4:53pm
Burnley move one round away from the group stage of the Europa League by beating Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir after extra time.
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