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OUTRAGEOUS ABUSE OF POWER: Georgia Cops Used “Coin Flip” To Decide If They Should Arrest Woman [VIDEO]

A Georgia mayor says it was “inexcusable and unprofessional” for two of her city’s police officers to use a simulated coin toss to decide whether to arrest a woman after a traffic stop.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Roswell Mayor Lori Henry addressed the officers’ behavior on her Facebook page Sunday, writing that she was “shocked and offended by their actions.”

Roswell officers Courtney Brown and Kristee Wilson were placed on administrative leave after the April traffic stop.…

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Iran Nuclear Chief Says Uranium Stockpile Nearly Doubles, New Factory Nears Completion

Iran continues to acquire uranium and is close to finishing a factory where it can build more centrifuges to enrich it, the country’s nuclear chief said Wednesday, adding also that uranium stockpiles have nearly doubled in the last few years.

The comments by Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, came as Tehran is in talks with major powers on preserving a 2015 deal meant to keep the country from developing nuclear weapons in the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the accord.…

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Trump Blames ‘Double Negative’ For Furor Over Putin Meeting

Blame it on that pesky double negative.

After 27 hours of near-universal condemnation, President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday he simply misspoke in Helsinki when he said, “I don’t see any reason why it would” be Russia that interfered in the U.S. election.

“The sentence should have been, ‘I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia.’ Sort of a double negative,” Trump said.…

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Obama Gives Trump Sharp Rebuke In Mandela Address On Values

Without ever mentioning President Donald Trump by name, former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday took aim at “strongman politics” in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values now under threat in an impassioned address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela’s birth.

Obama’s speech to a cheering crowd of thousands in South Africa countered many of Trump’s policies, rallying people around the world to keep alive the ideas that Mandela worked for including democracy, diversity and tolerance.…

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US Intel Chief Stands By Assessment Of Russian Meddling, Despite Trump Doubts

The top U.S. intelligence official on Monday stood by what he called “clear” assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election after President Donald Trump cast doubt on that conclusion following a summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

The statement from Dan Coats, the Director of National Intelligence, did not directly reference Trump’s comments at a news conference alongside Putin in Helsinki.…

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2 CVS Workers Lose Jobs After Cops Called On Black Customer

CVS Health says two Chicago store employees are out of their jobs just days after a black customer complained that white managers called police after accusing her of trying to use a phony coupon.

The company said Monday it had completed a review of the Friday night incident. The company says the two staffers involved are no longer employed.

Camilla Hudson posted cellphone video of a manager appearing nervous as he calls police.…

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Prime Time: A Day Of Deals At Amazon, And At Its Rivals

Amazon is extending its annual “Prime Day” promotion to 36 hours this year and will try to lure more deal-seekers to the aisles of Whole Foods. Shoppers will have plenty of sales to choose from as other retailers offer promotions to try to take a share of the spending.

This year’s sales event, which starts Monday afternoon, will be six hours longer than last year’s and will launch new products.…

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Police: Suspect Dead After Wounding 3 Kansas City Officers

A gunman being investigated in the killing of a university student from India shot and wounded three Kansas City police officers Sunday before dying in an exchange of gunfire with police, authorities said.

The three officers’ wounds were not life-threatening, police said.

The suspect, whose name has not been released, had been identified as a person of interest in the slaying of Sharath Koppu and officers had him under surveillance, according to police.…

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Producers Plan Movie About Thai Cave Rescue

The boys are out of the cave. Now Hollywood wants in.

The producers behind Christian films like “God’s Not Dead” are already in Thailand with plans to develop a movie about the 18-day saga of the soccer team trapped in a flooded cave. Though the drama of headline-grabbing rescues often doesn’t carry over the big screen, Pure Flix Entertainment co-founder Michael Scott believes the story about the 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach is ripe for movie adaptation.…

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ALERT – Starbucks Ends Its Kosher-Friendly Store Program [Updated List of Approved Drinks]

The following Kashrus alert regarding Starbucks is via the Star-K:

Please be advised that Starbucks Corporation has decided to end the expanded Star-K Kosher information program.

Consumers are advised that effective immediately, the Star-K can no longer vouch for the Kashrus of items previously listed that do not bear a reliable Kosher symbol – this includes frappuccinos and all flavored drinks.…

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Report: Israel Reaches Agreement For The Return Of Remains Of Legendary Spy Eli Cohen

The Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jarida, considered one of the most reliable in the Arab world, reports Thursday that Israel is very close to returning the remains of Israeli spy Eli Cohen HY”D.

According to the report, the Israeli Intelligence received very accurate information about his burial place and personal possessions held by the Syrian authorities.

According to the report, an agreement was reached to transfer the remains that were found for DNA testing and if it turns out that they are Cohen’s, Israel will be willing to relax its position regarding the deployment of the Syrian army on the northern border.…

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INCREDIBLE FOOTAGE: New Video Captures Daring Operation That Rescued 12 Boys Trapped In Thai Cave

The Thai Navy SEALs have released footage showing the inside of the Thai cave when the rescue operation was underway.

The footage shows the operation to rescue the 12 Thai boys and their coach trapped in a partially flooded cave.

The complex, three-day rescue saw four boys emerge on Sunday, four on Monday, and the final four boys plus their coach on Tuesday.…

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US Says All Eligible Youngest Children, Families Reunited

The Trump administration says all eligible small children separated from their families as a result of its zero-tolerance immigration policy have been reunited with their parents.

But nearly half of the children under 5 remain separated from their families because of safety concerns, the deportation of their parents and other issues, the administration said.

The administration was under a court mandate to reunify families separated between early May and June 20, when President Donald Trump signed an executive order that stopped separations.…

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FBI Agent Charged In Shooting While Dancing Gets Gun Back

An FBI agent accused of accidentally dropping and firing his gun while dancing at a Denver nightspot, hitting a bystander in the leg, can carry his work weapon again as he considers a possible plea deal.

A judge allowed the change to Chase Bishop’s conditions for release from jail during a short court hearing Tuesday.

Bishop’s lawyer, David Goddard, told Judge Fran Simonet that the FBI strongly encourages its agents to carry the service weapons when they are not working.…

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Border Protection Says NYC Mayor DeBlasio Crossed Border Illegally

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his security detail violated both Mexican and U.S. immigration laws by crossing the border on foot during a visit near El Paso, Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection alleges in a letter obtained by The Associated Press.

The mayor’s office flatly denied the allegation.

De Blasio, a fierce critic of the Trump administration’s immigration policies, went to the Texas border with about 20 other mayors from around the country on June 21, the day after President Donald Trump signed an order stopping family separations at the border.…

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