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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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Rat race: Rodent filmed running over cakes in Maryland bakery (VIDEO)

A Maryland bakery was temporarily shut down by health officials after a customer filmed a rat crawling across cakes, cookies, and pies in the city’s historic Lexington Market. The stomach-turning footage was filmed at Buttercup Bakery at Lexington Market in Baltimore and has since been viewed over 800,000 times on Facebook. The video shows the large rat crawling around in ...

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World running out of gold & there’s no substitute, experts warn

People responsible for supplying the world with gold are sounding the alarm, saying discoveries of the precious metal are shrinking and there’s no reasonable substitute. Mining companies are no longer finding new deposits of gold to replace their aging mines. South Africa’s 140-year-old gold industry – which was once the world’s largest – is currently facing a major crisis. The ...

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‘Just shot that boy for running’: 17yo unarmed black teen fleeing police killed by officer

The fatal shooting of 17-year-old black teenager Antwon Rose by police has sparked protests in East Pittsburgh. An officer is said to have shot Rose, who was unarmed at the moment, three times to stop him from fleeing. The fatal incident took place on Tuesday evening, when an officer pulled over a vehicle that matched the description of one involved ...

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World running out of sand, making it the black market’s hot commodity

A global shortage of sand is prompting black-market gangs to steal large amounts from rivers and beaches. Scientists are warning that the global supply of sand is slipping through our fingers. Statistics show that worldwide, we go through 50 billion tons of sand every year – twice the amount produced by every river in the world during the same period. ...

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Banking giants accused by Australia of running ‘criminal cartel’

Australia’s consumer watchdog has announced that financial institutions ANZ, Deutsche Bank and Citigroup as well as several individuals will be prosecuted for an alleged criminal cartel arrangement. The allegations concern arrangements for the sale of 2.5 billion of Australian dollars ($ 1.9 billion) worth of ANZ shares three years ago. “The charges will involve alleged cartel arrangements relating to trading ...

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‘Reality TV stars running the country’ Twitter reacts to Trump-Kardashian meeting on prisons

Twitter has lit up at the news that reality TV star Kim Kardashian West is expected to meet US President Donald Trump at the White House — to talk prison reform. At a meeting planned for Wednesday, Kardashian West is expected to bring up the case of 63-year-old grandmother Alice Marie Johnson who is serving a life sentence for a ...

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Google acquires Cask Data to beef up its tools for building and running big data analytics

Google is pushing hard on its efforts to build out a deeper enterprise business around Google Cloud, which continues to trail behind Amazon’s AWS and Microsoft’s Azure when it comes to revenues and usage among organizations. In the latest development, Google has picked up Cask Data, a Palo Alto startup that specializes in building solutions to run big data analytics ...

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Equity podcast: Robinhood raises, Flipkart exits and MoviePass is running out of cash

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-themed podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Matthew Lynley, Connie Loizos and myself were joined by Villi Iltchev, a partner at August Capital. It was good that we had a full crew on deck, as the news flew thick and varied this week. In honor of the news cycle, we took ...

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Running from gas in Gaza: Palestinians resort to DIY protection during Great Return March (PHOTOS)

With plumes of smoke blanketing the Israel-Gaza border, Palestinians rallying for a second week have resorted to makeshift gas masks. They burned tires as cover from sniper fire. The IDF responded to the protest with tear gas. From old plastic bottles to onions to simple scarfs, all types of improvised protection were used by thousands of protesters on Friday.Some were ...

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