The Barrett M107 .50-caliber long-range sniper rifle is a firearm made for the modern war on terrorism. While Barrett’s reputation of “flawless reliability” has made the M107 the sniper weapon of choice, the rifle is just like any other essential tool: It often breaks when you need it most. Don Cook, a Marine veteran who’s been maintaining M107s for more than two decades, told National Geographic in 2011 that he one day received a call to Barrett’s workshop from a harried young Marine. During maintenance of the unit’s M107, the Marine had bent the ears of the rifle’s lower receiver; the next day, after engaging the enemy, they discovered the rifle wouldn’t fire consistently.
April 24 (UPI) -- A Texas police department shared photos from the capture of a massive rattlesnake spotted by bird-watchers hanging out next to a "fearless cat." The Laguna Vista Police Department said the Bay Area Birders of LV reported they were on a walking trail Thursday when they spotted the snake. The department shared several photos from the capture, including one of the snake appearing to be in the strike position while a "fearless cat" watches it from mere feet away. "We ask that you all use caution and are aware of your surroundings when walking on the walking trail or any other locations. Generally, rattlesnakes emerge from hibernation in March or April, or when the average daytime
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A Manhattan socialite whose pals include first daughter Tiffany Trump is suing United Airlines saying she was traveling to London last year when she was yanked out of business class by an attendant, cursed at and ultimately forced into a middle seat in the back of the plane. Karen Shiboleth, the Instagram-loving daughter of wealthy New York lawyers, was headed to the UK from Newark Liberty International Airport to start a master’s degree program in international relations at Kings College on Sept. 10, 2016. Then she used American Express points plus $500 in fees to upgrade to an economy plus seat. Finally, when she was at the airport, she upgraded again, forking over an additional $1,150 for business class seat 1B.
On April 14, Mackenna Newman, 17, tweeted a photo of her dad Jon posted up outside his wife Marci’s bedroom, writing, “My mom has to stay in her room in isolation for her cancer radiation so my dad set up a desk at her door to keep her company and I’m crying.”
His critics have accused him of being the most inarticulate commander-in-chief in recent history.