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Migrant caravan using women & children as human shields to break into Mexico – Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had some choice words about the thousands-strong crowd of Central American migrants surging toward Mexico, urging the country to take any and all steps necessary to halt the human wave. “They are putting women and children in front of this caravan to use as shields as they make their way through. This is an ...

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Acidified oceans are dissolving the protective shields of large shellfish – study

Rising levels of carbon dioxide in seawater could be a major threat to the planet’s shellfish population, with a new study showing how the pollutant stunts growth and strips away the protective shields of marine life. In a joint project by the UK’s University of Plymouth and the University of Tsukuba in Japan, researchers analysed the effect of the pollutant ...

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Federal court shields overzealous TSA agents from abuse lawsuits

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers are immune from abuse lawsuits because they are not investigators or law enforcement officers, a federal court of appeals has ruled, dismissing a Florida woman’s lawsuit. The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) shields most US government employees from intentional tort claims, with the exception of law enforcement or investigators. However, TSA personnel do not fall ...

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Bulletproof shields – best gift for US students? Pennsylvania school actually thought so

Eighth-graders at a Pennsylvania middle school were given a special gift to prepare them for high school: bulletproof shields. To Twitter, it was another depressing story from an America rocked by gun violence. The entire graduating class at St. Cornelius Catholic School in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, were given the $ 150 shields as a gift by local company Unequal Technologies, ...

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‘We were about to die’: E. Ghouta civilians say militants used them as human shields & barred escape

Civilians fleeing the fighting in Eastern Ghouta in their thousands through humanitarian corridors say the militants controlling the area used them as human shields and prevented them from leaving their homes. “They fired at us, they did not want us to flee at all, they fired at the car wheels so that we could not flee… There was no flour, ...

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The Weeknd Shields New Home with Ficus Shrubs

The Weeknd I Got Totally Ficused!!! 7/16/2017 1:00 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE The Weeknd has clearly learned from his famous friends, security gates are not all they’re cracked up to be, so he’s made his new home disappear with the help of a wall of ficus plants. Abel is planting more than 100 giant shrubs to shield his Hidden Hills home from ...

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Desperate ISIS use 'human shields as coalition airstrikes kill 484 civilians' report says

The total casualty figure is a jump of 132 from April which is largely due to a US airstrike that set off explosives, stored amongst civilians by ISIS, claiming 105 victims. The US Department of Defence released a statement which said: “The coalition takes all reports of civilian casualties seriously and assesses all reports as thoroughly as possible. “Although the ...

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