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Rep. Joe Crowley defeated in Democratic primary upset by newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

But I knew that in refusing to engage with non-voters, we were churning a cycle of neglect and cynicism. So I reached out. And we have been embraced. We have built power. We have organized. What we have built is permanent. No. Matter. What. — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) June 27, 2018 “We have built power. We have organized,” Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter as the polls closed. “What we have built is permanent. No. Matter. What.” Soon after The Associated Press called the race, the New York City branch of the…

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Canada polygamy sect leaders sentenced to house arrest: CBC News – Business Insider

Business Insider Canada polygamy sect leaders sentenced to house arrest: CBC News Business Insider By Danya Hajjaji. TORONTO( Reuters) – Two British Columbia humen were sentenced to house arrest on Tuesday for having multiple spouses, marking Canada’s first sentences for polygamy in more than a century, according to a report by CBC News. Winston … UPDATE: Prosecution, defence spar over sentencing for BC polygamist leader Cranbrook Townsman BC judge rejects Winston Blackmore’s challenge of polygamy prosecution statutes Cranbrook Townsman June 26, 2018 – Twitter Twitter all 216 news articles >>

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A Tourist Tried To Pat A Wild Lion On The Head. The Lion Was Not Impressed

Sorry folks, but it’s time for some tough love. Stop. Messing. With. Wild. Animals. For real. We can’t believe we’re publishing yet another story of some random tourist being exceedingly idiotic while on vacation. This time around, a video on YouTube has emerged showing a person attempting to pat a lion from inside the window of a car. Let’s just say the lion was not impressed. Shot in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, the short flick had more than 1.2 million views at the time of publication. The person’s arm can be…

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20 Mining Claims Have Been Staked On Land Trump Cut From Monument Protection

At least 20 new mining claims totaling about 460 acres have been staked on land President Donald Trump late last year. The claims indicate there is interest in extracting minerals from lands that until recently were off limits to such development. Trump late last year reducing the size of the 1.35-million-acre by 85 percent and the 1.87-million-acre by roughly 50 percent. It was the largest reduction of national monuments in history, with more than 2 million acres losing protections. Prohibitions on new hard-rock mining claims in those now-unprotected areas were lifted…

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Psychotherapist Creates Brutally Honest Self-Help Books Inspired By His Patients, And The Result Is Hilarious

“Art is a good platform for psychological interaction or awareness,” Deckmann told The Guardian. “As I see it, I make only one half of the work – the other half is done in your head.” Johan explains that his psychological practice has great influence on his art. It not only serves as a tremendous inspiration for the content of his works but also as a constant reminder of personal responsibility. “I meet many people who suffer from a circumstance that they themselves have created but they choose not to take action,” he…

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Don’t mess with ‘late show lowlifes’ Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, and Conan O’Brien

Donald Trump got dragged by late night hosts including "the guy on CBS" Stephen Colbert. Look, they weren't going to sit quietly.Image: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Image Donald Trump spent part of Monday night insulting late-night hosts including Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, and Jimmy Kimmel. Of course, they’d respond, but how? During a rally for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, Trump railed against all three comedians, calling Colbert a “low life” and Kimmel “terrible.”  SEE ALSO: Jimmy Fallon on Trump’s tweet: ‘Shouldn’t he have more important things to do?’ But…

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19 Things That Actually Kinda Sucked About the 90s

If you’re someone who grew up in the ’90s, you probably tend to wax poetic when it comes to describing your childhood. We had Beanie Babies! And Tamagotchis! And the Scholastic Book Fair! Advertisement But let’s be honest. Some things from the ’90s were actually totally whack. These pencils were legit the worst. via: Reddit As soon as you lost one little piece (which happened approximately 2.5 minutes after you took it out of your desk), the entire pencil was completely useless. But that didn’t stop you from wanting one,…

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School offers week off for ‘enrichment’

“It is hoped that this will allow you to provide opportunities that are more affordable as they are out of the school holidays,” the letter says. “A full list of enrichment activities will be provided in school during this week and full attendance is expected unless the enrichment week documents have been completed.” The letter ends: “Holidays at any other time of the year will not be granted and this enrichment week is not transferable to any other week in the school year.” Families who take up the offer will…

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Crypto Collapse Spreads WithHundreds of Coins Plungingin Value

The meltdown in Bitcoin is weighing on more than the biggest cryptocurrency. Over 80 percent of 1,586 digital coins Finder.com tracks in a weekly survey decreased in price in the past seven days. The tokens fell 19 percent on average, Finder.com found in the week ended June 25. Trading volume dropped as well, declining by 6 percent from the previous week, Finder.com said. Bitcoin, Tether, Ether, EOS and Bitcoin Cash were the top five traded cryptocurrencies. Volume was half of what it was at the end of April, when Finder.com…

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Man Texts Hes by a “Smelly Fatty” on Plane & Leaves Mom SobbingThen the Man Behind Him Gets a Brilliant Idea

ShareTweet In a culture that worships thinness and unrealistic Barbie proportions, being overweight already comes with its own set of self-esteem issues. So when those insecurities are exacerbated by cruel strangers, like they were for Savannah Phillips, a trainwreck of self-loathing emotions can come pouring out. The Christian mom was on her flight to Chicago when she encountered what she describes as her “worst nightmare”: being seated by someone who is made uncomfortable by her size. Not only was the man next to her “uncomfortable,” but he also decided to…

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