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Major oil spill spreads across Iowa floodwaters, forcing evacuations after train derails (VIDEO)

Drone footage released by authorities in Iowa shows oil spreading across flooded fields following a devastating train derailment. Dozens of damaged cars are seen piled on the broken train tracks near the Rock River. The 33-car freight train carrying oil from Alberta, Canada, derailed on Friday morning near Doon in Lyon County, Iowa. The BNSF Railway Company has not revealed ...

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‘Ridiculous’ v ‘right thing to do’: Twitter split after Netflix fires communication boss over N-word

The Netflix chief spokesman was fired over the use of the N-word during a meeting on insensitive words with his staff. While some people on Twitter hailed the online streaming giant’s decision, others slammed it as ridiculous. “I’m leaving Netflix after seven years,” Jonathan Friedland wrote in an apologetic post on Twitter, saying he “was insensitive in speaking to my ...

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Euro irreversible, says German finance minister after Merkel & Macron agree on Eurozone budget

The euro is here to stay and serve as a guarantor of a stronger, more cohesive Europe, Germany’s finance minister said as he commended French President Emmanuel Macron for spearheading the effort. In an interview with the Rheinische Post on Saturday, Olaf Scholz argued that the future of Europe’s single currency no longer hangs in the balance with Greece getting ...

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3 years for 3 rapes: Wisconsin student absolved of litany of sex offenses after plea deal

A UW-Madison business student was sentenced to three years in prison for raping three female students and choking or stalking two others. The leniency of his sentence has shocked lawyers and observers. Alec Cook, 22, was initially charged with over 20 crimes against more than a dozen women. After he agreed to plead guilty to three counts of third-degree sexual ...

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Billboard urging liberals to leave Texas to be taken down after causing social media pandemonium

A cheeky Texas billboard encouraging liberal motorists to keep driving until they’ve left the state will be taken down after photos of the roadside ‘advertisement’ sparked a social media uproar. Located outside the small panhandle town of Vega, the billboard greeted eastbound drivers on Interstate 40 with: “Liberals – Please continue on I-40 until you have left our GREAT STATE ...

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Trump decries ‘fake news’ after ABC says ex-campaign manager ‘pleading guilty of manslaughter’

ABC News was forced to issue a retraction after it aired graphics that falsely claimed US President Donald Trump’s disgraced former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, pleaded guilty to five counts of manslaughter. Manafort, who has been held in jail since last week over alleged attempted witness tampering, was thrust into the spotlight again on Wednesday after ABC accidentally added ‘manslaughter’ ...

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Circle closed: Merkel, Macron want EU border states to deal with refugees after quota system failure

With no end in sight to the EU refugee crisis, Berlin and Paris look to put the burden of dealing with asylum seekers on the countries where they first register. The seeming return to ‘old rules’ is poised to split Europe further. During their meeting ahead of the EU summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron pledged ...

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