Petition calls for Dennis Rodman to be removed from Hall of Fame

June 22, 2017

(CNN)Dennis Rodman’s role as self-appointed goodwill ambassador to North Korea is not earning him rave reviews. The petition follows the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who was detained in North Korea for 17 months. Warmbier arrived in the United States in a coma last week and died Monday. Petition Rodman has visited North Korea several times and has praised on its dictator Kim Jong-un. Rights group Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation started a …

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Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

… on anti-smuggling and stemming the influx of migrants and refugees are ineffective and dont do enough to reduce migrant death at sea. Although we cannot expect from Frontex to change its mandate, we are shocked to see that EU investment at sea is mainly focused on deterrence and surveillance and that there is no mandate of proactive SAR, MSF said. Finally, the report argues, migrant deaths in the Mediterranean have been on the rise since early 2016, before aid organizations stepped up their …

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Four women face charges in Arkansas hot car death

June 17, 2017

(CNN)Four Arkansas women are facing manslaughter charges in the death of a 5-year-old boy who died after he was left inside a day care van all day, police said. The van’s driver 42-year-old Felicia Ann Phillips and three other employees, Pamela Lavette Robinson, 43, Kendra Washington, 40, and 43-year-old Wanda Taylor were fired on Wednesday and have been charged with manslaughter. Ascent Children’s Health Services CEO Dan Sullivan said the staff did not follow company …

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Death sentence for Facebook post amid Pakistan crackdown online

June 15, 2017

(CNN)A Pakistan government crackdown on freedom of speech online has reached worrying new levels, activists say, after a young man was sentenced to death over a series of Facebook posts. Amnesty International’s Pakistan campaigner, Nadia Rahman, said in a statement the conviction set a “dangerous precedent.” …

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Las Vegas Cop Charged In Chokehold Death Of Black Man

June 6, 2017

Officer Kenneth Lopera was charged on the same day the Clark County Coroners Office ruled the May 14 death of Tashii Farmer, 40, near the Las Vegas Strip was a homicide due to police restraint. The two charges of involuntary manslaughter and oppression under color of office brought against Lopera, which could each carry a maximum sentence of four years in prison if he is convicted, follow a number of deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of the police in the United States that have spawned …

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Mountain Climber Makes History With Rope-Free, Death-Defying Ascent At Yosemite

June 6, 2017

… hours and 56 minutes, he shared a photo of his climb via Facebook and said he was so stoked to realize a life dream today. A free-solo climb on smooth granite face nearly a mile-and-a-half high means theres no margin for error. A misplaced foot could spell death, which Honnold is well aware of. With free-soloing, obviously I know that Im in danger, but feeling fearful while Im up there is not helping me in any way, Honnold told the magazine. Its only hindering my performance, so I just set …

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Key Witnesses In A California Jailhouse Snitch Scandal Refuse to Testify

June 4, 2017

… program that could upend the pursuit of the death penalty for Dekraai but, beyond that, could show that the rights of numerous criminal defendants were violated, potentially affecting countless sentences. Goethals ordered the hearings after failures of compliance with court orders over the last four years to turn over evidence in the case against Dekraai, who had been jailed next to a known informant. This week, three sheriffs supervisors asserted they knew nothing of the informant program, …

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Drug shrinks ovarian tumours in early trial – BBC News

June 3, 2017

… infections, diarrhoea, nerve damage and hair loss. Once locked on to a cancer cell, the drug disrupts its chemistry by blocking the action of a key molecule, causing widespread DNA damage and cell death. The researchers, who hope to carry out bigger clinical trials as soon as possible, have also developed a test that can detect which women are most likely to benefit from the treatment. …

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Ravaged By Climate Change, The Great Barrier Reef May Never Be The Same

June 3, 2017

… nonsense. Some reefs, including the Great Barrier Reef, have been hit by repeated bleaching a phenomenon in which stressed corals expel a symbiotic algae from their tissues, leaving them more vulnerable to disease and death. The chances of the northern Great Barrier Reef returning to its pre-bleaching assemblage structure are slim given the scale of damage that occurred in 2016 and the likelihood of a fourth bleaching event occurring within the next decade or two as global temperatures …

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43 Percent Of Kids Killed In Car Crashes Aren’t Properly Restrained

June 1, 2017

… Getty Images The data varied based on geography. On a state level,car accident-related mortality rate per 100,000 children ranged from 0.25 per 100,000 in Massachusetts to 3.20 per 100,000 in Mississippi. In the United States, unintentional injury is the most common cause of pediatric death, and the motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury. …

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Man shot in front of young son was loyalist Colin Horner – BBC News

May 29, 2017

PSNI Supt Brian Kee said: “The recklessness of this murder is all too evident. It is beyond belief that the gunman shot the victim when he was out with his son. “We are very lucky that we are not also dealing with the death of this child today.” He said the gunman also showed “total disregard” for the safety of the public, including other children, who were in the car park at the time of the attack. Police have appealed for witnesses. Image copyright …

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Trump Had At Least 15 Chances To Address The Portland Attack On Twitter. He Didn’t.

May 29, 2017

On Friday,Ricky John Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche were stabbed to death while traveling on one of Portlands MAX trains. They both stood up to confront a man verbally attacking two girls, one of whom was wearing a hijab. Since the fatal attack made national news on Saturday, Trump has sent more than a dozen tweets. Not one of those messages mention Portland, the two deceased men being hailed as heroes, or a condemnation of the attackers actions that are being investigated by police …

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New Republican Bill Makes Suing Cops For Civil Rights Violations Really Tough

… hit with a federal charge and possible federal prison time without the option to seek damages for a civil rights violation. Defendants, if found guilty,would face the federal death penalty and a mandatory minimum of 30 years in federal prison. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) introduced a twin bill to Cornyn’s in the House.  Cornyn and Poe both introduced the same billlast year. Cornyn Cornyn and Poes offices did not respond to HuffPosts request for comment. Kevin Lamarque / …

May 27, 2017
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Chris Cornell’s Wife, Vicky, Pens Gut-Wrenching Open Letter To ‘Sweet Christopher’

Cornell died last week in a Detroit hotel room after performing a sold-out show with his band.His death was ruled a suicide by hanging. He was 52. A lawyer representing the family told the press that the family is awaiting toxicology reports to determine if the singers anti-anxiety medication played a role in the actions the singer took before his death. We had the time of our lives in the last decade and Im sorry, my sweet love, that I did not see what happened to you that night. Im sorry …

May 27, 2017
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Alabama Executes Prisoner Convicted Of Killing His Girlfriend’s Husband In 1982

Tommy Arthur was put to death by lethal injection at 12:15 a.m. in Atmore, Alabama, a prison spokesman said, less than two hours after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a stay on his execution as it considered arguments from his attorneys. When Thomas Arthur enters the execution chamber tonight, he will leave his constitutional rights at the door, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in a dissent against the order to lift the stay. Three juries have found him guilty of shooting Troy Wicker to death as …

May 26, 2017
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You Are Not Perfect, But You Are All Of These Things

… dont know what love is, but I know that if you think you feel it in your heart, youre probably good at it. You are a boisterous laugh (with the occasional snort) that the world needs. There is so much fucking death and sadness on the news and all around us. The miserable people on the train in the morning could be picked up by your muffled giggling at your friend or book. Laughter is mysterious in all of its healing. You are your fathers compassion for the homeless and those who are down on …

May 25, 2017
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Joss Whedon Replaces Zack Snyder On ‘Justice League’ After Family Tragedy

During an interview on the Warner Bros. lot where a rough cut of the film was screened, Snyder revealed that his 20-year-old daughter, Autumn Snyder, died by suicide in March. He is taking time off to take care of his family and deal with her death, while Avengers director Joss Whedon will help bring the film across the finish line. In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work, to just bury myself and see if that was the way through it, Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter …

May 24, 2017
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The story everyone’s sharing about Roger Moore

(CNN)It’s the touching tale being shared across social media following Roger Moore’s death. Londoner Marc Hayes recalled a story about the actor, who was best known for his portrayal of James Bond in the ’70s and ’80s, on Facebook. The post is a poignant reminder of why we idolize television and movie stars. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended …

May 24, 2017
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1.2 million adolescents’ deaths mostly preventable, report says

(CNN)More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year around the world — an average of 3,000 deaths per day — from causes that are largely preventable, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. The leading cause of deathamong 10- to 19-year-olds globally in 2015 was road injury, which killed more than 115,000 people, followed by lower respiratory infections and self-harm. When separated by age, sex and region, however, the leading causes of death differed …

May 16, 2017
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