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|Ex-sanctions czar bashes Obama administration's 'weak' response to Russian interference
Dan Fried, the former State Department diplomat who oversaw sanctions policy, told the "Skullduggery" podcast that he was “extremely” frustrated when the Obama administration issued “weak” and “frankly inadequate” sanctions against Russia for interfering in the 2016 presidential election.
POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 8:29 AM
|At Least 5 Dead In Violent Clashes In Nicaragua Over Social Security Changes
Four young protesters and a police officer were killed in increasingly violent
POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 11:17 PM
|Rpt: Sessions threatens to resign if Trump fires Rosenstein
A new report from The Washington Post says that Jeff Sessions warned the White House that he may be forced to step down if Trump follows through with his threats to fire Rod Rosenstein, reportedly believing that it would put him in an untenable position.
POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 4:29 PM
|Passengers On Deadly Southwest Flight Receive $5,000 Checks
At least some passengers aboard a deadly Southwest Airlines flight have
POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 8:30 AM
|Dog feared to have cancer had actually eaten four teddy bears... but vet didn't realise until midway through operation
A dog feared to cancer had actually eaten four teddy bears, but the vet did not realise until halfway through the operation. Eight-year-old St Bernard Maisy was taken for a CT scan after she was taken ill, which showed a mass on her spleen and an unusually full stomach, seemingly showing she had not digested her food properly. Her owner, Jane Dickinson, from Dewsbury in West Yorkshire, feared the worst as she took her pet to Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Wakefield. It would not be unusual for Maisy, an elderly dog, to have cancer at her advanced age. However, vet surgeon Nick Blackburn ruled out any fatal disease when he carried out the operation to remove Maisy’s spleen and found her stomach was full of soft toys. Maisy is now reportedly 'loving life' Credit: Paragon Vet Referrals / SWNS.com He said : "It's fair to say this was not something we were expecting to find! We all know certain dogs enjoy chewing things they shouldn't but managing to devour four full teddy bears is quite a feat. "I know Jane was worried about Maisy as she is quite old for a St Bernard, so we were naturally delighted the operation was such a success and we were able to return a happy, healthy dog to the Dickinsons.” Her owner said she had never seen the gentle giant chewing or eating toys, but that now the operation has been completed Maisy is “loving life”. An x-ray showing the teddy bears within the stomach. Credit: Paragon Vet Referrals / SWNS.com Ms Dickinson explained: "When Maisy went in I did think 'is she coming out?' but she is loving life now - it's like she's got her youth back. "The toys weren't even hers! She will steal the chihuahuas' toys and play with them but I've never seen her trying to chew them. Her eating habits had been completely normal. "I didn't even recognise one of the toys - my brother also keeps chihuahuas and it turns out it belonged to his dog." Maisy has since made a full recovery from her operation and a histology report has shown no signs of cancer.
POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 10:17 AM
|Mail Carrier Who Hoarded 17,000 Pieces of Mail Said He Delivered the 'Important Mail'
He said he felt overhwelmed.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2018 4:07 PM
|Michigan couple gives 14th son creative middle name
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple had a little bit of fun naming their 14th son.
POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 1:52 PM
|Video shows bullet-ridden vehicle after police shooting
Diante Yarber was driving the Ford Mustang when Barstow police officers shot in the vehicle and killed him.
POSTED APRIL 21, 2018 3:42 PM
|Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions: study
By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - The spread of humans around the world from Africa thousands of years ago wiped out big mammals in a shrinking trend that could make the cow the biggest mammal on Earth in a few centuries' time, a scientific study said on Thursday. The spread of hominims - early humans and relatives such as Neanderthals - from Africa coincided with the extinction of mammals such as the mammoths, sabre-toothed tiger and glyptodon, an armadillo-like creature the size of a car. "There is a very clear pattern of size-biased extinction that follows the migration of hominims out of Africa," lead author Felisa Smith of the University of New Mexico told Reuters of the study published in the journal Science.
POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 2:00 AM
|Students protest gun violence nationwide on Columbine anniversary
Thousands of students walked out of classes across the United States on Friday, marking the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School with a show of unity aimed at pressuring politicians to enact tighter gun restrictions.
POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 11:29 AM