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Fearless raccoon scales 25-storey building in Minnesota, capturing hearts & Twitter handles

While people all over the world were watching history unfold at the US-North Korea summit in Singapore this week, Minnesotans were glued to an entirely different kind of summit drama. An adventurous female raccoon was making a name for herself as she scaled the 25-storey UBS Building in St. Paul, earning herself social media fame in the process. The raccoon, ...

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Twitter wants to inject live events into every area of the app

The chronological news feed has been a bit of a looming specter for Twitter . Sure, it’s their bread-and-butter, but it only works for users who are willing to put in the time to prune their own feeds and strip away follows while constantly keeping an eye out for new accounts. For Twitter, a major challenge is discovering how they can ...

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‘Get a picture so we look thin’: Twitter roasts Trump over summit lunch gaffe (VIDEO)

The look on his face perhaps said it all: Kim Jong-un appeared bemused, aghast and utterly galled by Donald Trump’s call for photographers to make both men look “nice, handsome and thin” prior to their working lunch in Singapore. READ MORE: Trump says Kim Jong-un accepted his invitation to the White House (VIDEO) Footage from the event shows US president ...

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'Unmasking the Satanic Jew': Nation of Islam leader loses verified status on Twitter

The controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is no longer verified on Twitter, likely thanks to a tweet linking to a bizarre three-hour long sermon denouncing Jews. Minister Farrakhan, who is famous for his anti-Semitic views, tweeted the link to his sermon last Wednesday with the caption “thoroughly and completely unmasking the Satanic Jew and the Synagogue of Satan.” ...

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Storm in a soda cup: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey apologizes for eating Chick-fil-A

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey seems to spend his time rushing from one crisis to another as the social media platform routinely finds itself in a storm of controversy. The latest debacle sees Dorsey apologizing for eating Chick-fil-A. The rumpus began when Dorsey tweeted a screen grab from the fast food restaurant’s mobile app showing a 10 percent discount he received. ...

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Fox host calls Trump & Kim 2 dictators, Twitter erupts

Fox & Friends host and daughter of the US ambassador to Russia, Abby Huntsman, was forced to apologize after she touted the Trump-Kim summit as a “meeting between two dictators” on air. The gaffe caused a storm of ridicule online. Fox & Friends, regularly lauded by Trump for its coverage, including for “exposing the truth,” ran footage showing him landing in ...

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‘Destroying trust with 280 Twitter characters’ – France and Germany rally against Trump

France and Germany have scolded President Trump for making a sudden U-turn after he rejected the key document of the G7 summit, jointly adopted just a day earlier. Trump’s move came after clashing with Canadian PM on trade. Upon leaving the summit in Charlevoix, Canada, the US president had publicly lashed out at Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau on Twitter. ...

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High five or hands praying? Twitter unveils #TrumpKimSummit emoji

Twitter has created a special emoji for the meeting of President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore, with some left guessing at what it exactly shows. The emoji features two hands meeting and is available using a number of different hashtags, like #TrumpKimSummit, #SingaporeSummit and #TrumpKim. Some people appeared confused about whether the emoji showed hands ...

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Trump takes to Twitter talking tougher trade tariffs on G7 allies

US President Donald Trump has hinted at further tariffs on imports from fellow G7 countries if the “unfair trade deals are not straightened out.” “Looking forward to straightening out unfair Trade Deals with the G-7 countries. If it doesn’t happen, we come out even better!” Trump tweeted on Friday. In a post before that, Trump accused Canada of slapping US ...

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Trump sets off Twitter storm after requesting thanks for firing James Comey

US President Donald Trump’s suggestion that Americans should thank him for firing former FBI director James Comey backfired somewhat, setting off another Twitter storm. Trump tweeted on Thursday afternoon, wondering why Americans had not yet started to thank him for Comey’s firing and suggesting that they should start expressing their gratitude soon. When will people start saying, “thank you, Mr. ...

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