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Harvard rescinds 10 acceptances over obscene posts: student paper

June 5th, 2017

Harvard University has revoked its acceptance of at least 10 applicants to its incoming freshman class after learning the group traded sexually explicit and sometimes racist images in a private online message group, the student newspaper reported. A university spokeswoman declined on Monday to comment on Sunday’s Harvard Crimson report, which cites multiple members of the incoming class, including one unnamed prospective who said his admission offer had been withdrawn. The messages, exchanged on a private Facebook group, at times joked about sexual assault, ethnic groups and the Holocaust, and referred to child abuse as sexually arousing.
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America’s UN envoy Nikki Haley says she would never have used Russian embassy to make calls to Kremlin

June 5th, 2017

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley would not confirm reports that senior White House aide Jared Kushner wanted to use the Russian embassy to securely communicate with the Kremlin before Donald Trump took office, but she “wouldn’t do that” herself. Mr Kushner, the President’s son-in-law, allegedly told Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kisylak that wanted a back channel of communication with Moscow during Mr Trump’s transition into office. Mr Kushner was a private citizen at the time.
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Very determined man mows the grass as a tornado swirls nearby

June 5th, 2017

What, was the grass supposed to cut itself? A particularly diligent man in Alberta, Canada, was recently photographed mowing his lawn as a tornado swirled menacingly in the distance.  SEE ALSO: America's newest eye in the sky is proving itself one tornado outbreak at a time Theunis Wessels told the
Canadian Press
that he was "keeping an eye on it" and that the twister was moving away from the house as he pushed the red mower along. His wife, Cecilia, said she snapped the photo to show her parents in South Africa, who rarely see tornados. Cecilia Wessels wasn't the only resident of Three Hills, Alberta, to capture the two-toned tornado as it swirled through the small town last Friday. Videos cropped up in recent days showing the 31-mile-an-hour twister rattling trees and ripping across the grass.  No injuries were reported from the tornado, though some photos show downed trees and a barn with its roof ripped off, the
Canadian Press reported. Other images showed driveways slick with tiny spheres of hail. Just 27 minutes after the first tornado alert was issued, Alberta emergency officials reported the tornado threat was over. WATCH:
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Museum wants Revolutionary War boat saved from lake bottom

June 5th, 2017

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — More than two decades after it was discovered at the bottom of Lake Champlain, a Revolutionary War gunboat may see the light of day under a museum plan to raise, preserve and put the vessel on display.
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Multiple Shooting Fatalities Reported at Orlando Workplace

June 5th, 2017

Officials in Orlando said the situation was contained at about 9:30.
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Outrage as Trump targets London mayor after attacks

June 5th, 2017

Outrage erupted on both sides of the Atlantic Sunday after President Donald Trump lashed out at London Mayor Sadiq Khan in the wake of a terrorist assault in the British capital which left seven people dead. In a series of tweets, Trump poured scorn on Khan’s attempt to reassure the public after three assailants smashed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge then attacked revelers with knives. “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!'” the US president said in one message.
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Russian allegedly poisoned with sorrel soup received threatening text, inquest hears

June 5th, 2017

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Facebook celebrates Pride Month with new filters, reactions – CNET

June 5th, 2017

In support of the LGBTQ community, Facebook is adding a bunch of new features to bring more flair to your posts, photos and profile picture.
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Apple’s biggest announcements from WWDC – CNET

June 5th, 2017

At Apple's annual keynote, the tech giant is expected to unveil iOS 11, MacOS 10.13 and maybe even a Siri smart speaker.
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Honda says the Civic Si is rated at 205 hp to keep you out of the shop – Roadshow

June 5th, 2017

It could have been more powerful, but Honda had reliability concerns.
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Apple TV gets Amazon Video app later this year – CNET

June 5th, 2017

Amazon's popular video service, a direct competitor to Apple's iTunes, is coming to an app on the Apple TV box.
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Rude Britannia: Mysterious effigy of UK PM May says ‘up yours’ to Europe

June 5th, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) – A giant scaffold bearing the image of British Prime Minister Theresa May appeared on the cliffs of Dover on Monday, complete with a Union Flag skirt and a rude hand gesture indicating to the rest of Europe that it should go away.

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Khuram Butt and Rachid Redouane named as London Bridge terrorists – everything we know about them

June 5th, 2017

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Al Gore: You Can’t Build a 21st Century Economy Using a 19th Century Blueprint

June 5th, 2017

Former Vice President Al Gore joined Meet the Press to talk about President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Change Accords.
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Disgruntled ex-employee kills 5, then self in Orlando workplace shooting: Sheriff

June 5th, 2017

A former employee of Fiamma near Orlando killed five people in a workplace shooting on Monday morning.
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