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  • Mall of America expects big crowds this weekend because of Eid

    06/23/2017 7:47:56 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 48 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6/23/17 | Kavita Kumar
    It may feel a bit like Black Friday this weekend at the Mall of America. The Bloomington megamall is expecting big crowds on Saturday and Sunday as Muslims around the Twin Cities celebrate the end of Ramadan, a month-long period in which followers fast from sunrise to sunset. Eid al-Fitr, which begins Saturday night, marks the end of the holy month. In the day or two leading up to Eid, many families go shopping to pick up gifts for children. And when Eid arrives and the fasting is over, places like the Mall of America as well as the Original...
  • 'France faces last chance to reform labor market, but must not become like UK and US' [MEDEF head]

    06/23/2017 6:49:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 23 June 2017 17:09 CEST+02:00 | Ben McPartland
    The head of France’s biggest employers federation said on Friday that President Emmanuel Macron represented the last chance to reform the country’s rigid labor market, but did not want the country to end up like the US or the UK. […] While his plans have leftist trade unions seething and warning of mass street protests, the leaders of France’s big companies are unsurprisingly right behind him. “We need to get going quickly,” said Pierre Gattaz, president of France’s employers federation MEDEF, an organization that is reviled by many among France’s hard left. “France won’t have another opportunity. Now we have...
  • ABC6 Honors: Army Veteran Who Came Back From Death to Live Life to the Fullest

    06/23/2017 1:35:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    ABC6 ^ | 6/23
    Greg Reynolds should not be alive. But he feels so fortunate that he got a second chance that he has dedicated his life to motivating others. Greg was a Staff Sergeant in the Army and survived 15 months in Iraq from 2003 to 2004. When he was preparing for a second tour, he was on a motorcycle ride in Rhode Island with his buddies when everything changed in an instant.Greg collided with a truck. He woke up from a coma six weeks later. “In three seconds I went from being in control of my life to fighting for my life,”...
  • Melania Trump Wears Festive Checked Dress to the White House Picnic

    06/23/2017 12:46:54 PM PDT · by drewh · 45 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9:43 AM PDT 6/23/2017 by Stephanie Chan | by Stephanie Chan
    The sleeveless dress designed by Mary Katrantzou is currently on sale. Melania Trump opted for a Greek fashion designer at Friday's congressional picnic at the White House. The First Lady chose an ivory stretch crepe dress with a colorful graphic check designed by Mary Katrantzou, who was born in Athens, Greece, but is currently based in London. The sleeveless silhouette retails for $1,496, but it's on sale right now for $897 at matchesfashion.com. Melania Trump in Mary Katrantzou at the White House congressional picnic on June 23, 2017. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images Melania Trump in Mary Katrantzou at the White House...
  • Officers Conducting Search Warrant Run Into Alligator

    06/23/2017 12:27:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    WCVB ^ | Jun 23, 2017
    Police executing a search warrant at a Rhode Island business ran into an unexpected guest - a five-foot alligator named "Gucci." Officers had been executing a search-and-seizure warrant June 8 at Richmond smoke shop Pass the Glass when they discovered the animal on the second floor. Richmond Police Chief Elwood Johnson tells the Westerly Sun the alligator lunged and hissed at officers, however it was contained in a tank topped with a weighted metal grate.
  • Amber Alert: 15-year-old girl abducted in West Texas

    06/23/2017 11:56:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    KXAN ^ | June 23, 2017 | Andy Jechow
    ALPINE, Texas (KXAN) — Authorities in West Texas are searching for 15-year-old Stormie Clemmer. The Brewster County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Andrew Akers, 20, in connection with her abduction. Akers is driving a 2000 Ford Ranger with an unknown license plate number. He was last heard from in Alpine, Texas. Law enforcement officials believe the child is in grave or immediate danger. Clemmer is described as a white female, 5-foot-7, 100 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. She was last seen wearing a black shirt, blue jean shorts and hiking shoes. Akers is described as a white male,...
  • THe decent towards left wing radical tyranny continues

    06/22/2017 8:18:47 PM PDT · by WhiteSox1837 · 13 replies
    It's clear by now to all who respect actual liberty that Law Enforcement has become at best a giant social welfare program for the most violent and depraved among us and at worst a tyrannical left wing armed squad of the government bent on destroying our most precious god given and unalienable rights.
  • Brooklyn woman whose mother died after the two fought over their cat blames alcohol

    06/22/2017 7:25:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Fran Kilinski and Denis Slattery ^ | June 21, 2017 | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    A Brooklyn woman whose mother suffered a heart attack and died after the two feuded over a pet feline can barely remember the fight, she told the Daily News on Wednesday. “I had one drink, and then I don’t know what happened,” Chandra Sutton, 50, said during a sitdown at Rikers Island.
  • Coach Dave Daubenmire: Christians Better Get Angry Or ‘Your Grandkid Is Going To Be A Homo’

    06/22/2017 2:22:18 PM PDT · by drewh · 29 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | | June 22, 2017 3:43 pm | Kyle Mantyla
    Dave Daubenmire: Christians Better Get Angry Or ‘Your Grandkid Is Going To Be A Homo’ Religious Right activist “Coach” Dave Daubenmire called on right-wing Christians to start displaying more “righteous anger” over what is happening in this country … like the fact that “your grandkid is going to be a homo.” “I think America could use a little bit of anger,” Daubenmire said on his “Pass The Salt Live” webcast this morning. “Was Jesus ever angry? And if Jesus was angry, was that a sin? Are we allowed to be angry? Are Christians allowed to be angry? Or are Christians...
  • Dem Rep: Democrats Can’t Win House with Nancy Pelosi as Leader

    06/22/2017 1:48:56 PM PDT · by TXFAN12 · 23 replies
    Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX) said on Fox News on Thursday that Democrats could not win back the House of Representatives with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as their leader. “In the context of winning in 2018, and taking the majority, I think it is pretty clear that Leader Pelosi does not help our candidates in those swing districts that are so necessary for us to win in 2018,” Vela said. Vela also stood by his previous comments in which he labeled anyone who thought the Democrats could take back the House under Pelosi’s leadership “an idiot.” “I think that if we...
  • Man Loses Fortune, Lives Alone on Desert Island for 20 Years

    06/22/2017 12:50:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sun June 20, 2017 | Mark Hodge
    A real-life Robinson Crusoe who has spent 20 years living on a desert island says he’s glad he doesn’t have to worry about terrorist attacks. Former millionaire David Glasheen, 73, moved to the idyllic Restoration Island, located off North East Australia, in May 1997 after losing his fortune in the stock exchange crash of 1987. The ex-gold mining tycoon and property magnate, who at his most successful was worth an estimated $27 million, now lives in a wooden beach shack with only his loyal dog Polly for company.
  • After 40 Years, Father and Daughter Meet for the 1st Time

    06/22/2017 12:40:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 16, 2017
    A man is looking forward to celebrating Father's Day a week after his first meeting with his 40-year-old daughter, who tracked him down following decades of questions. Daughter Jyll Justamond says she was working with limited information from her mother: that her father's first name was Al, he was Italian and he worked at a bar called Neary's in the 1970s. In April, she made a post in a Facebook group for Palisades Park, where the now-defunct bar was located. That led her to the former owner, who told her he knew exactly who she was looking for. "I said,...
  • MSNBC political analyst Elise Jordan just compared President Trump to a suicide bomber

    06/22/2017 12:26:31 PM PDT · by DTXER · 19 replies
    MSNBC political analyst Elise Jordan just compared President Trump to a suicide bomber https://youtu.be/esYqkGgQH_o
  • Melania Trump Dazzles and Steals The Show At Mike Pence'S Dinner Party In Naval Observatory

    06/22/2017 12:09:23 PM PDT · by drewh · 44 replies
    First Lady Melania Trump had all eyes on her as she stepped out in a black-laced cocktail dress for her and President Trump’s night-in with Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen Pence. Melania wore her take on the Little Black Cocktail Dress in a sexy Dolce & Gabbana number that was covered in sheer, lace overlay and pointed black leather stilettos. The Dolce & Gabbana dress retails for $2,995.00. Dolce & Gabbana, friends of Melania’s, have become the First Lady’s signature designers as she has worn the duo’s high Italian fashion creations more than any other designer. Stefano...
  • Filipino Fisherman Returns Home After 63 Days Stranded at Sea

    06/22/2017 11:27:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    UNTV ^ | Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has awarded a new fishing boat to fisherman Gino Jorolan. Jorolan is the fishermen from Davao Oriental who was stranded at sea for 63 days. He said his boat could no longer carry the weight of his fish catch that it eventually capsized. “I called for help but I was carried away by the strong current, until they could no longer see me,” Jorolan said. Fish heads thrown by birds into his boat made him survive the sea for more than two months. He said he even reached Indonesia. “They just passed...
  • Is Melania Trump Pregnant? New Photos Sparking White House Baby Rumors

    06/22/2017 11:11:26 AM PDT · by drewh · 86 replies
    Closer ^ | Today at 1:34 pm | By Julia Birkinbine
    Is a new addition to the First Family on its way? Rumors are swirling that Melania Trump is pregnant with her second baby after photos recently emerged — — of the First Lady sporting what many think looks like a tiny baby bump. MORE: Who Are Melania Trump's Parents? Plus See More Facts About the First Lady! The gossip first started on Tuesday, June 20 when the 47-year-old and her husband, President Donald Trump, 71, met with Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela and his wife, Lorena Castillo, at the White House. For the special occasion, Melania — who is already...
  • Bikini Contest Marred When Woman Clobbers Fellow Competitor In Head With High-Heeled Shoes

    06/22/2017 9:47:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    smoking gun ^ | 06/22/2017
    A bikini contest competitor is facing a battery charge for allegedly clobbering another female contestant over the head with high-heeled shoes, Florida police report. According to cops, Erica Kaitlyn Mize, 24, tangled with the victim last month during the Miss Sailfish Regatta Bikini Contest in Stuart on Florida’s Treasure Coast. Investigators allege that after the 11 bikini-clad contestants left the stage in Stuart’s waterfront Causeway Park, Mize tussled with the 23-year-old victim (who is the current girlfriend of Mize’s former boyfriend). As first reported by Will Greenlee at TCPalm, the victim told cops that Mize (pictured at right) warned her...
  • Trevor Noah: ‘I Have Been Stopped by Police 8 to 10 Times’ in 6 Years in US (Video)

    06/21/2017 1:02:42 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 69 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 06/21/2017 | Carli Velocci
    “I’ve only lived in the United States six years on and off. I lived on the West Coast two-and-a-half years, I’ve lived on the East Coast now for two-and-a-half years,” he explained. “In that time, I sh– you not, I have been stopped by police maybe, I would say going on at least eight-to-10 times I’ve been stopped by the police, which always blows peoples’ minds, which I didn’t know was a thing.” His rant was in response to the death of Philando Castile, who was fatally shot by police officer Jeronimo Yanez in July 2016 at a stop. He...
  • Crosses for Life trailer stolen (Arkansas)

    06/21/2017 11:19:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    arkansasbaptist.org ^ | June 21, 2017 | staff
    LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Right to Life is asking for the public’s assistance to locate its Crosses for Life Memorial Outreach trailer, which was stolen from 1515 South University Avenue in Little Rock Monday, June 19. “Please help us recover this important Pro-Life outreach,” wrote Rose Mimms, executive director of Arkansas Right to Life, in a press release. “Between 2:06 a.m. and 2:14 a.m. on Monday, June 19, 2017 this man (shown in surveillance photo) stole the Crosses for Life Memorial Outreach trailer containing almost 4,000 white crosses from the Life Center at 1515 South University Avenue in Little Rock....
  • 'Told that lil b***h to get abortion': Sickening Facebook posts of teen father who beat...

    06/21/2017 9:58:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 21, 2017 | Jessica Finn For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 'Told that lil b***h to get abortion': Sickening Facebook posts of teen father who beat sixteen-month-old daughter close to death on Father's Day because her mother 'disrespected' him by not terminating pregnancy A Brooklyn man who allegedly punched his 16-month-old daughter into a coma said he told the baby's mother to get an abortion when she was pregnant. 'Feel mad disrespected,' Shaquan Taylor, 19, wrote in a Facebook post in February 2016 around the time his daughter Nylah Lewis was born. 'Told that lil b***h to get abortion (and) she tells me she is but still keep it....