• Democratic Party tactics for 'dealing' with Black Lives Matter leaked by hacker

    An internal memo reportedly hacked from the personal computer of Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the US House of Representatives, shows how officials were briefed on how to respond to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement - including "tactics" on how to answer questions by activists. The document, reportedly authored in November last year by a staffer called Troy Perry, states that Democratic Party candidates and members should never use the phrases "all lives matter" nor mention "black on black crime" as they are "viewed as red herring attacks" and "will garner additional media scrutiny and only anger BLM activists." The Black Lives Matter movement was formed in 2012 following the death of

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  • Women charged over $30 million drug smuggle; Instagrammed whole trip

    It was an Instagram-worthy trip that has ended badly for three Canadians in Australia. André Tamine, 63, Isabelle Lagacé, 28, and Melina Roberge, 22, all from Quebec, have been charged with importing a commercial quantity of cocaine, according to the Associated Press. 95 kilograms (200 lbs) were seized by the Australian Federal Police on a cruise ship docked in Sydney on Sunday. Worth A$31 million ($23 million), it's the largest ever seizure of narcotics carried by passengers of a cruise ship or airliner in the country. SEE ALSO: Deadhead imprisoned for selling LSD has life sentence reduced by Obama It could also land the trio with a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, ending a halcyon-looking

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  • Mother of three survives car crash - only to be gunned down by the other driver, police say

    An Ohio woman calling 911 said she witnessed a man shoot and kill Deborah Pearl after the two were involved in a car accident on Aug. 27. Deborah Pearl was driving to work Saturday morning through the local streets of Solon, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb so serene that Money magazine last year named it one of the top 10 places to live in the United States. It was just after 7 a.m. when the 53-year-old mother of three cruised through an intersection and a man in a sport-utility vehicle ran a red light, slamming into the driver’s side of Pearl’s Ford Taurus, police reports would later say. The intensity of the crash caused Pearl’s car to skid across the intersection and the SUV to roll several times until it came to a rest flipped upside down, police reports said.

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  • Odor's walk-off blast

    Rougned Odor blasts a walk-off two-run homer to straightaway center in the bottom of the 9th for the 8-7 win

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  • The Best BBQ Joints in Every State in the U.S.

    With help from our friends over at Foursquare , the city guide app, we found the top-rated BBQ spots in each state. See which spot has the best reviews near you-and let us know if you think there's a better option out there. From Delish

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  • Iceland unearths rock to appease angry elves

    Iceland has been forced to bow to pressure from elves and uncover a supposedly enchanted elfin rock after highway workers accidentally buried it -- infuriating the mythical creatures, reports said Tuesday. The angry elves were suspected of causing a series of mishaps after the rock was covered over when workers cleared away the debris from a landslide, the Morgunbladid daily reported. Iceland is no stranger to bending to the will of its elfin population.

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  • Democrats to GOP: Don't use internal memo hacked by Russians

    If Russian hackers who breached Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee computers wanted to jostle the left, they’ve certainly succeeded. Officials at the House Democratic campaign arm appear very worried that their negative assessments about their own candidates, which were hacked and released publicly by a group linked to Russian intelligence, will be used against them by Republicans. DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján, in a letter Monday to his counterpart, National Republican Campaign Committee Chairman Greg Walden, asked the Oregon Republican to bar all Republicans from using the DCCC internal memo with the damaging information in ads against Democrats. Story Continued Below Luján argued that

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  • After Being Stared Down by a Couple in Cracker Barrel, This Dad Received a Note About Parenting

    When Kevon Smith Sr. sat down for breakfast at Cracker Barrel with his son Kevon Jr. in Willoughby, OH, he had no idea he was going to make headlines just for being a good dad. Kevon noticed a couple staring and smiling at him and his 3-month-old son, and although he was confused, he just went on with the meal. "I noticed this older couple over in the corner," he said. "They kept smiling at me and I was looking at my son like, 'What is going on?'" But when Kevon left the restaurant, it all made sense, as he saw a note on his car from the couple praising his parenting along with cash to cover his breakfast. "Today your meal is on my wife and me," it read. "Enjoy that baby as long as God intends.

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  • Survivors of the Aurora shooting have to pay at least $700,000 to theater chain

    After a settlement deal fell apart, four survivors of the 2012 Aurora movie theater shooting are left having to pay the Cinemark chain at least $700,000. The Los Angeles Times on Tuesday shared the story of a group of 41 plaintiffs, including survivors and relatives of victims, who were told by a federal judge overseeing their case against the owners of the Century Aurora 16 multiplex that they should settle, within 24 hours. As the judge explained, another group of survivors had filed a state lawsuit, and a jury decided Cinemark could not have foreseen the shooting, which left 12 dead and more than 70 injured during a showing of The Dark Knight Rises. Because of that, the judge said he would most likely also find the chain not liable for the shooting.

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