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Huge surge in Indonesia quake toll
More than 800 dead and may go higher
BBC

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No Cash Needed At This Cafe.
Students Pay The Tab With Their Personal Data
NPR
— To get the “free” coffee, university students must give away their names, phone numbers, email addresses and majors, or in Brown’s lingo, concentrations. Students also provide dates of birth and professional interests, entering all of the information in an online form. By doing so, the students also open themselves up to receiving information from corporate sponsors who pay the cafe to reach its clientele through logos, apps, digital advertisements on screens in stores and on mobile devices, signs, surveys and even baristas.
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KellyAnne Conway flaps lips, will regret it
Politico
“I’m a victim of sexual assault,” Conway said on “State of the Union” as part of an extended statement in defense of both Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the rights of those who have been victims of assault. “I don’t expect Judge Kavanaugh or Jake Tapper or Jeff Flake or anybody to be held responsible for that. You have to be responsible for your own conduct,” she continued.

Palin’s dip-shit son jailed for smacking someone around
Alaska Dep’t Public Safety

FLAKE, COONS SIT FOR JOINT '60 MINS' INTERVIEW

JUSTICE, THE AMERICAN WAY
A federal judge in Kansas has ruled that a South Korean-born teenager, who was adopted by her aunt and uncle in Kansas, will have to leave the country right after graduation from college because of a disparity between state and immigration laws regarding a child’s age at the time of her adoption. (USA TODAY)
(The rule of law does not apply to our politicians, but if you’re an adopted teenager in Kansas …)
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Britain to send 800 troops to Arctic, fear Russian land grab as ice melts…

DEA finally notices that it’s kinda weird that a county in Tennessee consumes 270 pain pills per person
Fox Nashville
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A lawyer for Mark Judge, the high school buddy of embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, told CNBC that Judge “will answer any and all questions posed to him” by the FBI about serious sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh.
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A football player’s descent into pain and paranoia
NY Times (Interactive)
— A standout at the University of Washington who played four years with the Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers until 2013, Daniel Te’o-Nesheim was 30 when he was found dead in a friend’s house last October with a mix of alcohol and painkillers in his body. Neuroscientists later found chronic traumatic encephalopathy — the degenerative diseaselinked to repeated blows to the head — in his brain.
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Flake calls in the FBI
Axios
Trump okay with FBI investigation into Ford-Kavanaugh
USA Today

Baby crawls across street, father charged
Asbury Park Press
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Kamala Harris leads walkout on Senate committee vote on Kavanaugh
McClatchy
— “This hearing is a sham and Dr. Ford and the American people deserve better.”

You gave Facebook your phone number for “security purposes?”
Sucker!
Mercury News
— When a user gives Facebook a phone number for two-factor authentication or for the purpose of receiving alerts about log-ins, “that phone number became targetable by an advertiser within a couple of weeks…”
>>> AP BREAKING: Facebook says 50 million user accounts have been affected by a security breach.

Post to Facebook in Vietnam, risk jail
Vice News
— Vietnam sent a stern warning to dissidents this week: criticize the government online and you’ll end up in jail. The government made that much clear when it jailed two activists in the space of four days for messages they posted on Facebook.
— These arrests are just a “preview of what’s to come” under Vietnam’s controversial new cybersecurity laws, activists and human rights monitors said.

Cop faces homicide charge after shooting dude who ran
Reason
— A white Nashville police officer, accused of fatally shooting a black man in the back as he fled, was charged yesterday with criminal homicide.
— Daniel Hambrick, 25, sustained three gunshot wounds on July 26: two in his back and one in the back of his head. His alleged killer, Metropolitan Nashville Police Officer Andrew Delke, turned himself in to the authorities yesterday before being released on $25,000 bond.

Minimum wage raised to $19 for New York and New Jersey airport workers
The Guardian
— The raise is the highest minimum wage set by a government body anywhere in the country

Bones Reveal The Brontosaurus Had An Older, Massive Cousin In South Africa

NPR
Largest animal to ever walk Earth.
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American Bar Assn. urges FBI probe into Kavanaugh-Ford
CBS News

GOP barrels toward Kavanaugh vote with key Republicans undecided
Politico

Leading Catholic magazine retracts Kavanaugh endorsement: ‘No longer in the best interests of the country’
Raw Story

“For the good of the country and the future credibility of the Supreme Court in a world that is finally learning to take reports of harassment, assault and abuse seriously, it is time to find a nominee whose confirmation will not repudiate that lesson.”

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