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Monster Python Killed In Indonesia After It Attacks Man

In a not-so-classic tale of revenge, a giant python tried to take a chunk out of a man’s arm before he and some other villagers decided to kill the beastie and eat it. The slithery wannabe assassin, found on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, was measured to be 7 meters (23 feet) long – no small fry, that’s for sure. According to reports, the man in question was Robert Nababan, 37, who was driving around on his moped in Riau Province before coming across this snake, which happened to be…

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Plus-size model roasts jerk who tried to make a meme out of her

Even with the body positivity movement smoking out fat-shamers in 2017, people are still quick to make harmful assumptions about plus-size women, particularly when it comes to relationships. Being attracted to a woman bigger than a size 6 still gets treated as an exception, an act either worthy of praise or a secret shame. On Tuesday, Lesego Legobane, a plus-size model, blogger, and body positive activist from South Africa, went viral after shutting down this ignorance in the form of a sexist, fat-shaming meme that used her Twitter profile picture…

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Uber backs down on threat to leave Quebec – CBC.ca

CBC.ca Uber backs down on threat to leave Quebec CBC.ca Uber says it’s backing down on its menace to discontinue operations in Quebec starting Saturday, citing a willingness to engage in “constructive dialogue” with the new transport minister. The ride-hailing company wants the government to ease up on proposed … Uber chooses against leaving Quebec over tough ridesharing regulations Yahoo Finance UK Uber will continue operations in Quebec, says it’s open to negotiations with gov’t BetaKit Quebec: Uber wishes to negotiate with transport minister Fortin on new regulations indiablooms all…

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Harvey Weinstein ousted from motion picture academy

Image: Yann Coatsaliou/AFP/Getty Images Harvey’s out; will Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski be the next to go? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted to revoke the lifetime membership of Harvey Weinstein in the wake of dozens of sexual misconduct allegations — immediately prompting questions about whether Cosby and Polanski will be able to retain their memberships. The decision to expel the executive came from an emergency meeting of the academy’s 54-member board, which includes Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, and Kathleen Kennedy, among other Hollywood icons.  SEE…

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Trump’s pick to lead NOAA pushed for privatizing weather data

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration knows the agency very well — he’s the chief executive officer of a company that has fought over the use of the agency’s data. If confirmed, the business leader whom the White House touted in a statement Wednesday as “one of the world’s leading authorities on the use of weather information” would lead the agency charged with deciding how the public accesses that very same data.

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“Ash Dropping Everywhere”: Disneyland Visitors Capture Eerie Photographs As Wildfires Rage Across California

15 wildfires are currently raging across Northern California. According to the authorities, the fires have burned over 1,500 homes and businesses and killed at least 10 people, with that number expected to grow. Over 100 people are being treated in nearby hospitals for fire-related injuries and smoke inhalation. The wildfires are huge and are some of the biggest in the state’s history. Images showing the devastation have been circulating social media since the fires began. The photos show the horrifying scale of the fires as they moved across California wine country…

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These New Earbuds From Google Can Translate 40 Languages In Real-Time

Imagine a world where you could speak or understand any language without needing to learn it. That’s a future Google has promised with its new Pixel Buds. They were revealed yesterday at an event in San Francisco, where Google also unveiled its new Pixel 2 phone, an update to the Google Home device, and more. The Pixel Buds, though, really grabbed our attention. For anyone that’s read The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, they’ll obviously immediately elicit thoughts of the Babel Fish, which when put into a person’s ear allows…

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Harvey Weinstein deposed from cinema academy – CBC.ca

CBC.ca Harvey Weinstein ousted from movie academy CBC.ca Harvey Weinstein has been kicked out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science following situations of emergency committee meeting in Los Angeles on Saturday. The dishonored mogul, who was fired a week ago from the namesake company he co-founded … Erika Rosenbaum alleges harassment by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein Gears Of Biz all 663 news articles >>

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The Best Two-Sentence Horror Stories Of All Time

If you think you need a full book or movie to tell a scary story, then you’re wrong! Just check out these chilling two-sentence horror stories that are bound to give you goosebumps. A flash of lightning momentarily illuminates your bedroom, and you see that there are dozens of ravens perched around your bed, staring at you. They’re getting germs all over your things! Via Giphy.com Trembling, you pull back the shower curtain. No, it can’t be: another shower curtain. Via Giphy.com Offering a truce, he held out his hand,…

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US tables NAFTA’s’ poison pill’ with auto sector demands – CBC.ca

CBC.ca US tables NAFTA’s’ poison pill’ with automobile sector demands CBC.ca The United States’s NAFTA negotiating squad was officially presented its proposed changes to the automobile sector, starting what’s likely to be the most contentious rounds of renegotiations, CBC News has learned. A source with direct knowledge of the talks … Concerns mount that NAFTA could die before it’s renegotiated Yahoo News Canada( blog) all 397 news articles >>

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