• School Shooting Suspect Made ‘Disturbing’ Social Media Posts
  • Democrat Margaret Good Flips Seat in Florida, the 36th Democratic Flip Since Trumps Inauguration
  • EPA head Scott Pruitt’s first-class travel is costing a fortune
  • McDonald’s Cuts Cheeseburgers From Happy Meals
  • Inside the Two Years That Shook Facebookand the World

School Shooting Suspect Made ‘Disturbing’ Social Media Posts

Parkland, Fla. (AP) — The suspect in a deadly rampage at a Florida high school is a troubled teenager who posted disturbing material on social media before the shooting spree that killed at least 17 people, according to a law enforcement official and former schoolmates. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said the 19-year-old suspect, Nikolas Cruz, had been expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for "disciplinary reasons." "I don't…

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Democrat Margaret Good Flips Seat in Florida, the 36th Democratic Flip Since Trumps Inauguration

Margaret Good resigned last year, citing her family and business as reasons. Trump won the district by just five points, where Republicans outnumber Democrats by some 13,000 voters. Goods final margin was nearly eight points and over 3,000 votes. The Democratic party, bullish on gaining momentum before the 2018 midterm elections, set its sights on the Sarasota district as another opportunity to flip a legislative seat nationwide. Just last week,…

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EPA head Scott Pruitt’s first-class travel is costing a fortune

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reportedly spent tens of thousands of dollars on the travel decisions of administrator Scott Pruitt. federal regulationsAccording to travel records obtained by the Environmental Integrity Project, Pruitt’s travel cost more than $90,000 last June alone, the Washington Post reports. similar flight The documents claim that the increased flight costs are due to “unspecified security concerns,” the newspaper reported. Pruitt has round-the-clock security detail that…

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McDonald’s Cuts Cheeseburgers From Happy Meals

McDonald’s Corp. is removing cheeseburgers from its fabled Happy Meal menus as the fast-food giant responds to a clamor for healthier eating. All Happy Meals advertised on U.S. menu boards will be 600 calories or less by June, McDonald’s said in a statement Thursday. While the classic cheeseburger will still be available if a customer requests it, the listed entree choice will be a hamburger or a box of chicken…

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Inside the Two Years That Shook Facebookand the World

One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook’s employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks. His message pertained to some walls at the company’s Menlo Park headquarters where staffers are encouraged to scribble notes and signatures. On at least a couple of occasions, someone had crossed out the words “Black Lives Matter” and replaced them with “All Lives Matter.” Zuckerberg…

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Devin Nunes, branded as ‘Trump’s stooge,’ is running his own conservative news website

. This might explain why he’s reportedly gotten into the news business himself. As Politico detailed on Sunday, Nunes’ campaign committee is bankrolling a conservative website under the title “The California Republican,” as is made clear in tiny text at the bottom of the website. On Sunday morning, the website was down due to an internal server error. Twitter (and Politico) broke Devin Nunes' personal newspaper: https://t.co/AAMjpfQemH pic.twitter.com/xKOgkpA45o — Peter…

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Facebook: ‘If we’re not good for your business, you shouldn’t be here’

Facebook's Campbell Brown and Adam Mosseri.Image: code media/recode Facebook is famous for the mantra “move fast and break things.” But these days, the tech giant is all about time well spent, and with that comes a new tagline for everyone to follow:  If you don’t like us, leave.  SEE ALSO: 5 questions Facebook’s ‘privacy principles’ don’t answer That’s what Facebook executives Campbell Brown and Adam Mosseri stressed on Monday during…

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53 Things You Can Do With Your Life Besides Having Kids

rawpixel.com / Unsplash I would first like to express that I fully support and respect those who desire to have children and commit their lives to parenthood. I realize that I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for my parents making that choice of which they will always be appreciated for. However, I also understand that there is no one path to fulfillment and that a life of raising…

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A Girl Scout Sold Her Cookies Outside A Weed Dispensary Guess How Many Boxes She Sold!

She is one smart cookie! Pot dispensary Urbn Leaf posted pics to their As you might expect, the unidentified kiddo made mad bank in the location — her father told local news station KGTV his daughter sold 312 boxes in less than 6 hours! But is it against the rules? According to reps from the San Diego Girl Scout Council, a dispensary is not an approved business to set up…

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How to Make Your WP Site up to 70% Lighter and up to 500% Faster

Today let’s talk about optimizing  our websites / blogs  ….. Most of the Current WordPress optmisation products do half a job… or less …   I mean they don’t tell you if you are having problems with your host, you have no idea if your themes/plugins are slowing your site down  95% of optimisation tools don’t do the #1 thing you should do to a website which is… optimise graphics…

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The Era of Quantum Computing Is Here. Outlook: Cloudy

After decades of heavy slog with no promise of success, quantum computing is suddenly buzzing with almost feverish excitement and activity. Nearly two years ago, IBM made a quantum computer available to the world: the 5-quantum-bit (qubit) resource they now call (a little awkwardly) the IBM Q experience. That seemed more like a toy for researchers than a way of getting any serious number crunching done. But 70,000 users worldwide…

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Bob Muellers Investigation Is Largerand Further AlongThan You Think

President Trump claimed in a tweet over the weekend that the controversial Nunes memo “totally vindicates” him, clearing him of the cloud of the Russia investigation that has hung over his administration for a year now. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, if anything, the Mueller investigation appears to have been picking up steam in the past three weeks—and homing in on a series of targets. Last…

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Imagine Facebook and Instagram without the Like button

Off with their thumbs!Image: bob al-greene/mashable The Like button must die.  More than any other feature, the thumbs-up on Facebook — along with its cousins, the Instagram and Twitter hearts — encapsulate everything that’s wrong with social media. It’s time to start visualizing a world where it doesn’t exist. The Like has become the currency of carelessness — a way to show we approve without being deeply invested. In many…

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Disputed GOP-Nunes memo released with Trump’s approval

(CNN)House Republicans, with the approval of President Donald Trump, on Friday released a disputed GOP intelligence memo that alleges FBI abuses of its surveillance authority. Speaking in the Oval Office Friday, Trump implied the memo revealed political bias at the FBI. He said he believed the purported bias was a “disgrace” and said certain people should be “ashamed of themselves.” Asked whether he retained confidence in Rosenstein or if he…

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BP announces two North Sea discoveries

It is understood that oil and gas might be extracted using a “tie back” whereby a pipe is laid to existing platforms. Image copyright BP Images In the grand scheme of things, this isn’t a big find. BP has given no indication how much oil and gas it expects from these two wells, but the mood music suggests it will be small to moderate. Any development will most likely be…

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Alleged Toronto Serial Killer Now Charged In Murders Of Five Gay Men, Police Expect To Find More Victims

The Toronto landscaper who was arrested and charged with the murder of two gay men last week has been charged with the murder of three more men. Police are now saying it’s safe to call Bruce McArthur (above) a “serial killer” after the 66-year-old was charged with first degree murder in the deaths of Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Marmudi, and Dean Lisowisk, all of whom had been reported missing. The arrest…

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Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan Link Up to Form New Health-Care Company

It’s no secret Jeff Bezos has been looking to crack health care. But no one expected him to pull in Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon, too. News Tuesday that Bezos’s Amazon.com Inc., Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co., led by Dimon, plan to join forces to change how health care is provided to their combined 1 million U.S. employees sent shock waves through the health-care industry. The plan,…

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Mark Salling ‘Distanced Himself’ From Loved Ones & Tried To Fight His Demons ‘Ultimately Alone’ Before His Apparent Suicide

Mark Salling kept his demons to himself in the time leading up to his apparent suicide. Sources close to the troubled actor said that before his death on Tuesday, which came a month away from facing sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography, the Glee alum “distanced himself very much from the friends he was closest to.” Related: Teacher Arrested For Performing Oral Sex On Sleeping Student A…

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Heres What Happens If Magnificent Bastard Mueller Gets Fired

Bob Mueller is famously nonchalant amid life’s toughest moments. Much of that public calm stems from the fact that he’s a Magnificent Bastard and, specifically, the lessons of December 11, 1968. That day, then Second Lieutenant Mueller’s squad—part of the Second Platoon, Hotel Company, Second Battalion, Fourth Marine Regiment, the so-called “Magnificent Bastards”—was on patrol in Quang Tri Province when they came under heavy fire from as many as 200…

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I Dated 5 Men At Once And Heres What I Learned About Modern Romance

God & Man When I was in my early twenties, I did something I had never done before: date more than one guy at a time. It all started when I discovered that a film director I had been dating had been dating multiple women (while I was only dating him). He claimed it was due to “insecurity,” said that he felt I was out of his league and told…

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Why is hardly anyone talking about this murdered gay man?

Mourners huddled near Stonewall National Monument in New York City on January 24 to remember a beloved Russian pop star taken too soon. Believed to have been gay, Zelimkhan Bakaev became the face of a horrifying, state-sanctioned crackdown on gay and bisexual men in Chechnya, a semi-independent state in southern Russia. His name may be unfamiliar to most Americans, but Bakaev’s heartbreaking story is one worth sharing. Photo by Aaron…

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Bitcoin Ban Expands Across Credit Cards as Big U.S. Banks Recoil

A growing number of big U.S. credit-card issuers are deciding they don’t want to finance a falling knife. JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp. and Citigroup Inc. said they’re halting purchases of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on their credit cards. JPMorgan, enacting the ban Saturday, doesn’t want the credit risk associated with the transactions, company spokeswoman Mary Jane Rogers said. Bank of America started declining credit card transactions…

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7 ways to be a better ally in 2018.

Hey there, fellow white person. Our demographic does not have a great track record these days. I used to defend the white racists who wrote the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution by saying, “Well, they didn’t live the words they wrote, but they built a government that made us better than they were.” But that was obviously false, because here we are, 240 years later, and we’ve elected…

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