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EUGENICS: Patricia Heaton BLASTS CBS for report on Iceland eliminating Down syndrome via abortion

Maybe CBS News missed it, but this is called EUGENICS … Iceland is on pace to virtually eliminate Down syndrome through abortion. #CBSNOA learns more, tonight at 10pm ET/PT https://t.co/EB6BKgQFN3 pic.twitter.com/SOKU7oe6a3 — CBS News (@CBSNews) August 15, 2017 Nearly 100% of women in Iceland whose unborn baby tests positive for Down syndrome are aborting them. From CBS News: Since prenatal screening tests were introduced in Iceland in the early 2000s, the vast majority of women — close to 100 percent — who received a positive test for Down syndrome terminated…

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Amazon is going to lower prices at Whole Food starting on Monday

Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Whole Foods is about to get a lot cheaper for Amazon Prime customers—as well as everybody else. The online shopping giant said Thursday that it will offer supermarket discounts to members of the program starting when the $13.7 billion deal is expected to close next Monday. SEE ALSO: Donald Trump’s threats won’t stop Amazon’s mega-acquisition of Whole Foods The company also said Whole Foods’ famously steep prices would be lowered across the board for all customers. Prices will be lower on a wide variety of products…

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Is Donald Trump smart?

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump likes to tell everyone how smart he is. Which is interesting. But not nearly as interesting as how rapidly the number of people who think Trump is smart has dropped since November 2016. In a November 22 Quinnipiac poll — two weeks to the day after the election — 74% said Trump was “intelligent” while just 21% said he was not. That number has steadily declined over Trump’s first 7 months in office. By March it had dipped into the high 50s and its continued to fall…

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1 dead in Charleston hostage situation, officials say

(CNN)A “disgruntled employee” who shot and killed a person and wounded another at a Charleston, South Carolina, restaurant was shot and critically wounded, Mayor John Tecklenburg told reporters Thursday. “This is not act of terrorism,” Tecklenburg said while the situation was going on. “This is not a hate crime. It’s a disgruntled employee who has come on the scene of his employment.”

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GCSE: Sister of Manchester bomb victim Martyn Hett gets 11 A*s – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMartyn Hett’s sister gets 11 A* GCSEs The sister of Manchester bomb victim Martyn Hett has been described as a “hero” for getting 11 A*s in her GCSEs. Martyn, 29, from Stockport, was one of 22 people who died when a homemade bomb was detonated after an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on 22 May. Nikita, 16, took an exam the day after finding out her brother had died, while the family were “completely numb”. She said: “I didn’t want to…

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Clinton book reveals what she was really thinking at Trump debate: ‘Back up, you creep’

“Back up, you creep.” That’s what Hillary Clinton suggests in her forthcoming memoir she wanted to say to then-candidate Donald Trump, during a close-quarters debate last October. In that second presidential debate, the Republican nominee famously paced around his Democratic rival. In an audio excerpt of Clinton’s book aired Wednesday on MSNBC, Clinton spoke in unprecedented terms about her distaste for the billionaire businessman who is now president – and zeroed in on that debate moment, seeming to reveal an inner monologue that was quietly telling off Trump as the…

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An Aggressive Squirrel Is Terrorizing Brooklyn Residents and Its Not as Funny as It Sounds

here’s nothing quite as sensational as an animal running wild through the street of a city, raising hell and plaguing the citizens that cross its path. That’s what’s going on in Brooklyn, but there’s something a little…different about this story. The catch? Well, the animal is a squirrel. Yup. It might sound ridiculous, but as you’ll see below, it’s a very real problem. Here’s the headline as it appeared on the news. I'm staying inside today. @RobNelsonABC7 pic.twitter.com/UF552AxAoQ — Richard Christy (@cwotd) July 23, 2017 How were these people “attacked”…

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