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Dramatic moment teacher body slams student captured on camera (VIDEO)

A teacher has been fired from a North Carolina school for body slamming a 12-year-old student in an assault captured on video and posted to Facebook. The unnamed substitute teacher had his contract by the Western Guilford Middle School on Sunday, though initially the victim, Jose Escudero, was suspended for seven days over the incident. Outraged by the attack Escudero’s ...

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Game of Viruses? HBO to dramatize ‘Stuxnet’ cyber attack on Iran

The story behind the shadowy US-Israeli cyber attack against the Iranian nuclear program may soon be coming to TV screens. HBO is reportedly working on a miniseries based on ‘Zero Days,’ an award-winning documentary about Stuxnet. The network behind ‘Game of Thrones’ has reportedly partnered with Carnival Films, the production company behind ‘Downton Abbey,’ to adapt a 2016 documentary by ...

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From Emperor Qin to Pieta: 5 infamous incidents of art vandalism

Chinese officials are calling for the “exemplary punishment” of an American student who damaged a priceless 2,200-year-old statue. One of the famous terracotta warriors lost a finger in the incident. The statues date back to 200 BC, during the reign of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. Several of them were on display at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...

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Students stage ‘lie-in’ outside White House to demand gun control (VIDEO)

High school students from the Washington, DC area held a ‘lie-in’ protest outside the White House, demanding gun control legislation. The protest comes after the recent school shooting in Florida, where 17 people were killed. Gathered outside the White House on Monday, activists read out the names of the victims that were gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school ...

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Hands up: Ohio sheriff offers gun training to teachers

A sheriff in Ohio is offering free concealed and carry classes to teachers in the wake of the recent school shooting in Florida. Sheriff Richard Jones hopes that more gun-toting teachers will prevent future school shootings. Jones took to Twitter on Sunday to announce he would be offering the free gun lessons. He urged Butler County School Employees to sign ...

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Russian ‘meddling’ as bad as Pearl Harbor attack, some US pundits claim

Following the underwhelming indictment of ‘Russian trolls’ for alleged meddling in the 2016 US elections, some US pundits have doubled down, comparing their actions to the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Following the underwhelming indictment of ‘Russian trolls’ for alleged meddling in the 2016 US elections, some US pundits have doubled down, comparing their actions to the ...

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Celebrities jump into feud between Laura Ingraham and LeBron James

A spat between NBA star LeBron James and Fox News host Laura Ingraham has escalated, thanks to two Hollywood actors. Prison Break’s Michael Rapaport and Ellen Pompeo of Grey’s Anatomy both denounced Ingraham on social media. Rapaport, best known for a role in ‘Prison Break,’ released a profanity-laden rap song that expresses his fury at comments Ingraham made about James. ...

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Trump supports more background checks on guns, says White House

President Donald Trump “is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system” for gun purchases. He was criticized for a pro-guns stance following the Florida high school shooting that left 17 people dead. Trump spoke with Senator John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, on Friday about a bill he introduced with Senator Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, that aims ...

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Wish you were here: Facebook reckons postcards can verify location of election ad buyers

In a bid to combat foreign actors purchasing adverts related to US election candidates Facebook has announced it will roll back the years and resort to using postcards to verify the identity and location of ad buyers. The company revealed their retro plans one day after US Special Counsel Robert Mueller  confirmed 13 Russians and three Russian entities had been ...

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