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100s of refugees settle in public park in Nantes after city expelled them from local house (VIDEO)

Some 500 refugees are now stranded in a public garden in Nantes, France, where they are living in tents after being expelled from an abandoned house nearby. As doctors warn of epidemics, locals voice unease over their presence. An estimated 500 refugees, mostly from Sudan and Eritrea, have settled in numerous tents in the heart of Nantes, western France, after ...

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House rep suggests converting Google, Facebook, Twitter into public utilities

Amidst questions about how conspiracy theorists’ accounts are treated during today’s House Judiciary hearing with Facebook, Google and Twitter on social media filtering practices, Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) dropped a bombshell. “What about converting the large behemoth organizations that we’re talking about here into public utilities?” King’s suggestion followed his inquiries about right-wing outlet Gateway Pundit losing reach on social ...

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Number of Muslims running for public office hits record high since 9/11 – report

There has been a surge in the number of Muslim-Americans launching their bids for national and statewide offices, analysts say, crediting the Trump administration’s policies with sparking the moment. The primary season ahead of the November midterm elections is in full swing, and it has already broken some records. AP reported, citing Jetpac, a non-profit company assisting Muslim-American candidates, that ...

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House rep suggests converting Google, Facebook, Twitter into public utilities

Amidst questions about how conspiracy theorists’ accounts are treated during today’s House Judiciary hearing with Facebook, Google and Twitter on social media filtering practices, Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) dropped a bombshell. “What about converting the large behemoth organizations that we’re talking about here into public utilities?” King’s suggestion followed his inquiries about right-wing outlet Gateway Pundit losing reach on social ...

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Empowerment or hypocrisy? Scarlett Johansson quits trans role after public backlash

After a backlash from the trans community Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of a film in which she was to play a trans woman. The decision sparked a flood of reaction with some questioning if it’s excessive political correctness. Johansson had been cast in the film ‘Rug & Tug’ as crime lord Dante ‘Tex’ Gill, a real-life brothel owner who ...

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Put your junk away! Professor halts penis-measurement study over ‘public reaction’ to pic request

A US academic who appealed to the public for penis pictures has canceled her research, which has been “compromised” by “public reaction.” She failed to elaborate on what was likely a barrage of lewd pictures sent to her inbox. It’s not unusual for scientific studies to ask for the help of volunteers, but it’s not every day that those volunteers ...

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‘Very serious’ death threat: Congresswoman Maxine Waters cancels public appearances

Maxine Waters has canceled two speaking engagements after allegedly receiving a “very serious” death threat. The California congresswoman hinted that US President Donald Trump had incited his supporters to target her. Waters made headlines earlier this week after she voiced her support for those harassing administration officials. In the latest chapter of her bizarre #Resistance saga, the congresswoman announced on ...

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Islamic face veils banned in public buildings by Dutch parliament

The Upper House of the Dutch parliament has passed a law banning Islamic face veils and other face-covering garments in public places such as schools, hospitals and government buildings. Lawmakers cited security reasons when they introduced the legislation which outlaws all face-covering garb in public buildings but not on the street. Motorcycle helmets and ski-masks are included in the ban ...

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Nazi flying saucer model removed from Amazon in Germany after public outcry

A scale model of a fictional Nazi flying saucer has been removed from sale after the controversial product faced harsh criticism from German historians and child protection groups. The scale plastic model, entitled ‘Flying Saucer Haunebu II,’ has been sold on Amazon for €49.99 since May. But the model’s producer, Revell, announced on Tuesday that it has removed the model ...

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Public angry after comedian Maher says 'bring on recession' even 'if it hurts people' to oust Trump

Comedian Bill Maher has called for a recession, explaining that it’s a way to get rid of President Donald Trump, even if people are hurt. His comments brought public anger on himself. HBO’s ‘Real Time’ host Maher said on Friday that although the economy seems good at the moment, he feels that the bottom could “fall out at some point.” ...

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