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Ammo can drops from US military helicopter over Texas elementary school

A US military helicopter dropped a whole box of ammunition on an elementary school in El Paso, Texas. It’s not the first time that a US army aircraft lost objects while flying over civilian buildings. The military ammunition can landed on Parkland Elementary School at 3:45pm on Thursday. Conflicting reports say the helicopter either dropped the box or it just fell ...

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France drops plan to set age of sexual consent at 15, triggering outrage & confusion

The government’s decision to back out of plans to set the minimum age of sexual consent at 15 has sparked a massive backlash in France, with critics saying the alternative wording is only adding more confusion. The proposed legislation was introduced, to much fanfare, by Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa in March in the aftermath of a case which saw a ...

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Iran drops the dollar. Others tried and were bombed. 'It's all about the banking,' says Lee Camp

Iran recently announced it is dropping the US dollar in foreign trade. Just as Iraq did shortly before it was invaded by the US, or Libya planned to before it was bombed by NATO-led allies. Lee Camp is starting to see a pattern. The US is gearing up to abandon the Iran nuclear deal, which has all but killed Tehran’s ...

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Facebook drops fundraising fees for personal causes

Despite Facebook being under fire for everything pertaining to Cambridge Analytica, the company still hopes to be able to do some good. Today, Facebook is dropping its platform fees pertaining to fundraisers for personal causes. That means Facebook is getting rid of the 4.3 percent platform fee in the U.S. and the 6.2 percent fee in Canada. Those fees were ...

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Hidden Amazon page drops hints about a ‘Fire TV Cube’

Rumors have been floating around for a few months now of a new device from Amazon that would mash-up the media streaming capabilities of its Fire TV line with the voice assistant abilities of the Echo. After leaked images turned up showing a cube-shaped device that seemed to fit the bill, people started referring to this still as-of-yet unannounced device ...

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DOW drops almost 460 points on news of China tariffs & Trump slamming Amazon

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 458 points down, as Beijing slapped tariffs on US imports in retaliation for US steel and aluminum tariffs and President Donald Trump blasted online retail giant Amazon. On Monday, Beijing imposed a 15 percent duty on 127 US products, as well as a 25 percent tariff on pork, in retaliation for Trump’s recent tariffs ...

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UK defence secretary drops latest fear bomb, casually warns Russia is planning mass murder

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson is really settling into his job, and started the weekend early by scaring the hell out of the British public by claiming Russia could cause “thousands and thousands and thousands” of deaths. Why stop there? Why not millions of deaths? Or trillions? Gazillions? “What they [Russia] are looking at doing is they are going to ...

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Microsoft drops the price of its standard support for Azure to $100 per month

If you are a Microsoft Azure customer and want to get 24/7 access to technical and billing support for your company, as well as a response time of less than an hour for your critical issues, but you don’t want to pay $ 300 per month for this, today is your lucky day. Microsoft today announced that it’s dropping the ...

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Russian ruble prepared for global expansion as dollar dependency drops

The ruble can play a greater role in the former Soviet republics, according to the Central Bank of Russia. The Russian currency is seeking to compete with the US dollar in trade with the Eurasian Economic Union and CIS countries. The country’s central bank says by 2035 the ruble can expand in the EEU, a trade and political bloc uniting ...

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Chelsea Manning drops in to pro-Trump party in New York (PHOTO)

Chelsea Manning has made a shock appearance at an event celebrating the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, organized by the alt-right movement’s biggest media personalities. The ‘Night for Freedom’, which was billed as a celebration of “life, culture, music and mindset,” was hosted by conservative commentator Mike Cernovich in New York. Cernovich’s fellow conservatives James O’Keefe and Gavin McInnes ...

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