• 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 Black Lives Matter movement was formed in 2012 following the death of Trayvon Martin and has been at the forefront of alleged US police brutality ever since – documenting and protesting the slew of killings including, most recently, those of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

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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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  • A Peek Inside A $58-Million Apartment

    ABC News gets an exclusive tour of an ultra-luxurious Manhattan home!

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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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  • Video: Hope Solo breaks down after being cut from U.S. Soccer

    Hope Solo’s emotional reaction to a six-month suspension and her U.S. Soccer contract termination was recorded for all to see. Solo was part of a documentary series called “Keeping Score,” capturing the Olympic journey of some members of the U.S. women’s soccer team. That meant crews were still on hand when Solo heard about her termination, reports Dana Jacobson of CBS Sports Network.  The longtime U.S. goalkeeper let out her anger to her husband, former NFL player Jerramy Stevens. Solo has announced she won’t play again this year for her club team, the Seattle Reign. “Mentally I am not there yet,” she explained in a statement.  The documentary footage released Tuesday shows a distraught Hope

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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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  • Candyman III: Day of the Dead

    The Candyman returns intent on making his descendent join him forever. After he frames her for the murders of her friends, she has nowhere else to turn.

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  • 9 Times Celebrity Couples Were Too Cute to Handle at the 2016 VMAs (10 photos)

    Lots of love on the red carpet this year. From Cosmopolitan

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  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt finally reveals how he feels about “The Dark Knight Rises” ending

    If you’re a fan of the popular Batman saga, you likely remember that in The Dark Knight Rises, the film closes with Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character Blake finding the Batcave. This heavily implies that Blake (whose real name turns out to be Robin) will rise up to become a hero for another movie. Unfortunately for fans of Gordon-Levitt, however, there were no future films for him to take on this role. “I know we’re all used to the sort of Marvel movies, which are just kind of endless series,” said Gordon-Levitt.

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  • JonBenet Ramsey's Brother Decided to Speak Out to Honor Sister's Memory, He Tells Dr. Phil

    Burke Ramsey was 9 years old when his sister, then 6, went missing from her family's Boulder, Colorado home on Christmas Day in 1996.

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  • Sherwin-Williams Just Announced the Color of the Year

    You might recall that last year Sherwin-Williams chose "Alabaster" white as the Color of the Year. Well, are you ready for their 2017 pick? Drumroll, please: The big winner is "Poised Taupe," which isn't hot or cold, dark or light, but something in the middle zone. Or, according to what Sue Wadden, the director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams, told the Today Show: "It's like gray and brown had a baby." The company says the hue is a modern take on a timeliness classic and explained their choice in a statement: "It signals a new direction in society's ever-growing thirst for beautiful neutrals that bring warm and cool tones together to create one irresistibly versatile color." We have to

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  • The world’s formerly fattest man to get a second pro-bono surgery

    A team of doctors is scheduled to operate Wednesday on Paul Mason, who was once the world's fattest man. At Mason’s heaviest, he weighed 981 pounds. After gastric bypass surgery in 2010, he began to lose weight. He has since lost 658 pounds. His saga attracted a lot of media interest. TLC aired a documentary about him. British newspapers wrote many stories about his weight loss and love life. He appeared on daytime television shows, such as "The View," to discuss his new life as a slimmer man. Yet he still feels trapped in his own skin. The surgery at New York City's Lenox Hill Hospital this week will be the second pro-bono operation on Mason to remove excess skin that hangs off his smaller body.

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  • North Korea executes vice premier for 'disrespect': Seoul

    North Korea has executed a vice premier for showing disrespect during a meeting presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un, South Korea said Wednesday, after reports that he fell asleep. The regime also banished two other senior officials, Seoul said, the latest in a slew of punishments Kim is believed to have ordered in what analysts say is an attempt to tighten his grip on power. "Vice premier for education Kim Yong-Jin was executed," Seoul's Unification Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-Hee said at a regular briefing.

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  • Dad of Interracial Family Honestly Reveals His Own Biases

    "I have a confession to make. It's embarrassing. Especially because I have an interracial family. And because it shows that I still have bias," writes Frank Somerville, an evening anchor at KTVU who often sparks honest and important discussions about parenting and race on his Facebook page. Although the father of two daughters — one of which is adopted and black — typically shares other people's stories, he took to Facebook on Monday night to share one of his own. Somerville was walking past a bus stop around 8 p.m. when he saw a white woman sitting alone and a black man walking toward her on the sidewalk. He decided to keep an eye on the woman to make sure nothing happened to her, when out of

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  • Picture of Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough goes viral on Twitter

    The Alabama football program has a great history of running back play, and humongous sophomore Bo Scarbrough figures to keep the tradition alive… The Alabama Crimson Tide are a factory for running backs, but the way they are cranking out these incredibly gifted physical specimen is beyond explanation. If you haven't already, meet sophomore running back Bo Scarbrough, the youngster who is in line to replace Heisman Trophy Winner Derrick Henry as the lead ball carrier for Nick Saban… More from NFL Mocks Minnesota Vikings: Details emerge on Teddy Bridgewater injury1 h ago Chicago Bears: Schedule Prediction Post Bridgewater Injury1 h ago Eagles to Induct Jeremiah Trotter, Merrill Reese Into Hall

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  • Mother Teresa: A saint despite spiritual 'darkness'

    For nearly 50 years, Mother Teresa endured what the church calls a "dark night of the soul" — a period of spiritual doubt, despair and loneliness that many of the great mystics experienced, her namesake St. Therese of Lisieux included. In Mother Teresa's case, the dark night lasted most of her adult life — an almost unheard of trial. No one but Mother Teresa's spiritual directors and bishop knew of her spiritual agony until her correspondence came to light during her beatification cause.

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  • The Math to Victory

    Nick Confessore and Matt Mackowiak join Chris Hayes to talk about the Democrats' chances of taking back the Senate in 2016.

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  • Vladimir Putin Was Arrested in a Florida Supermarket

    Vladimir Putin was arrested at a West Palm Beach supermarket on Monday, CNN reports, but the charges do not, sadly, include espionage. No, this particular Vladimir Putin found screaming at employees at a Publix grocery story was not the former KGB agent turned Russian authoritarian leader. This Vladimir Putin happens to be from the state of Florida. When police arrived at the scene,Putin told them he had "missed his ride," which CNN wisely points out would never happen to Russia Man Vladimir Putin. Florida Man Vladimir Putin also refused to give his name to police, according to their report, which pretty much makes sense. He was charged with "resisting and/or obstructing an officer without violence."

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  • New Feud Alert! Miley Cyrus & Adam Levine ‘At Each Other’s Throats’ Already On ’The Voice’

    NBC execs may have thought getting rid of Christina Aguilera from The Voice would solve all the drama, but the addition of Miley Cyrus has proved to be just as problematic with a behind-the-scenes feud with Adam Levine!

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