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‘Social problem’? Sexual assaults shut down Sweden’s largest music festival for good

Organizers of Sweden’s largest music festival say they have permanently pulled the plug on the annual event after it became plagued by sex assaults. Read more Once Sweden’s largest four-day musical event, the Bravalla Music Festival was not held this year, after dozens of women and girls reported that they had been sexually assaulted at last year’s event. Kajsa Apelqvist, ...

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California cops shoot down bill restricting lethal force

California law enforcement organizations say they won’t budge on a bill that would limit the situations in which they can use lethal force. Assembly Bill 931 would raise the standard for the use of lethal force from ‘reasonable’ to ‘necessary.’ If it were to pass, police officers could only kill a suspect if all other options were exhausted. While the ...

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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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Ex-Trump campaign chief Lewandowski slammed online for mocking migrant girl with Down Syndrome

Corey Lewandowski, the former campaign manager to then-presidential nominee Donald Trump, has angered critics after mocking a story of a disabled migrant being separated from her mother. READ MORE: Campaign manager who ‘let Trump be Trump’ unceremoniously dumped During an appearance on Fox News, Lewandowski responded to a story of a 10-year-old girl with Down Syndrome being taken from her ...

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Tree-struck: Chilling VIDEO shows man knocked down by falling tree

Video footage has captured powerful images of a man being swept off his feet and badly injured as he was downing a tree in Calgary, Canada. The man was brutally knocked by the falling tree just as it was being cut and toppled. Fiercely struck by the felled tree, the man can be seen being knocked off his feet, while ...

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John Cusack accused of inciting violence for ‘burn it down’ tweet during immigration rant

Actor John Cusack’s flurry of tweets on President Donald Trump’s immigration policy has prompted concern that he may be inciting violence. Some rushed to Cusack’s defense however, insisting his posts were being misinterpreted. Cusack began tweeting about the Trump administration’s controversial immigration policy of separating children from their parents on Sunday. He accused Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen of ...

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Trump’s wife ‘hates’ to see migrant families split as president cracks down on illegal immigration

Following weeks of speculations about her health, first lady Melania Trump re-appeared with a sobering statement, hinting at her disapproval of her husband’s immigration policy. In an attempt to halt the forced separations of migrant families crossing the US-Mexico border, the first lady verbalized her apparent disapproval of Trump’s ambitions. In a comment to The Hill, Melania’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said ...

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Boring Company shoots Tesla car down underground tunnel (VIDEO)

Injecting a brief element of excitement into the humdrum work of tunnelling, The Boring Company has sped a Tesla Model X down a channel that founder Elon Musk hopes will become a commuter success. With The Boring Company, Musk is currently on a multi-million dollar mission to develop underground transportation corridors known as the Loop and Hyperloop. According to the ...

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Facebook’s longtime head of policy and comms steps down

A prominent figure that helped shape Facebook public perception over the course of the last decade is on the way out. In a Facebook post today, Elliot Schrage, vice president of communications and public policy, announced his departure. Schrage joined the company in 2008 after leaving his position in the same role at Google. He had come under fire over ...

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Dumbing down? New study suggests young people's IQs are in decline

A new study, conducted by Norwegian scientists, shows that IQ scores of today’s young people are in decline, putting an end to the post-war trend of rising intelligence. After the Second World War young people’s IQs were steadily rising. It was dubbed the Flynn effect after New Zealand intelligence researcher James Flynn. This phenomenon saw average IQ scores rise about ...

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