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The first rule of seeing Barack Obama in Boston is don’t talk about seeing Barack Obama in Boston

Boston Globe (MA), by Steve Annear Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 24 30 2018 12:30:30 GMT Thanks, Obama. The former president appeared at a sports analytics conference hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Friday. But if you were not an attendee at the event, don’t expect to hear much about what Barack Obama shared. Officials managing the 12th annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center put strict rules in place that extended beyond barring the media from divulging Obama’s insights. An e’mail sent to those heading to the venue for the “conversation with Obama” read like a line from the movie “Fight Club”: The first rule of seeing the

Execution abandoned after death row prisoner ´repeatedly jabbed´ by officials doing lethal injection

Independent [UK], by Judith Vonberg Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sat, 24 47 2018 12:47:30 GMT An attempted execution in Alabama was halted after medical personnel repeatedly jabbed the death row inmate in the ankles, lower legs and groin but failed to find a usable vein, according to a court filing by his lawyer. The dramatic night began with a temporary stay of execution at around 6pm local time – lifted by the US Supreme Court just three hours later – and ended in confusion as 61-year-old Doyle Lee Hamm was returned to his cell shortly before midnight on Thursday. Lawyer Bernard Harcourt, who has represented Hamm for 28 years, said he was seeking information about what happened during the attempted execution.

Exclusive Interview: The Henry Jackson Society’s Richard Black Talks About His Report Regarding Islamic Extremism On University Campuses

Daily Wire, by Frank Camp Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 24 58 2018 12:58:47 GMT On February 1, the Henry Jackson Society (HJS), a U.K. think tank, released a report titled, “Tolerating the Intolerant: A Report on ´Students not Suspects.´”As the title suggests, the report focuses on a movement known as “Students Not Suspects” (SNS), which operates under the umbrella of the National Union of Students (NUS). According to Richard Black, the author of the report, the mission of SNS is the abolition of a government’backed counter’extremism program called “Prevent.” According to the BBC, “Prevent is designed to support people at risk of joining extremist groups and carrying out terrorist activities. In practice it aims

Trump supporter, 76, blames ‘fake news’ CNN for threats following reporter ambush

Fox News, by Brian Flood Posted By: NorthernDog- Sat, 24 34 2018 01:34:25 GMT Florine Gruen Goldfarb, 76, never thought her Trump’inspired activism during the 2016 election would earn her infamy and ridicule – but that’s what happened thanks to CNN. CNN correspondent Drew Griffin ambushed the Trump supporter outside her home earlier this week because she may have unwittingly promoted a Russian’coordinated event during the 2016 election. Now she´s receiving threats on social media, and she lays the blame at the news network´s feet. (Snip) Goldfarb was called “public enemy number one,” a “traitor,” “miserable racist trash” and a treasonous hillbilly.” One Facebook user said she “should be arrested and tried for treason”

Anita Hill a Poor Choice to Lead Commission on Sexual Harassment

Real Clear Politics, by Cleta Mitchell Posted By: garnet- Sat, 24 41 2018 01:41:31 GMT The many recent allegations of sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood have brought down powerful men—most notably Harvey Weinstein—and prompted industry executives to seek ways to combat the rampant problem. One such effort to was to form the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, a panel spearheaded by Hollywood executives to devise a strategy to confront “the broad culture of abuse and power disparity” in the industry. This is a laudable move that could very well make Hollywood a safer and more welcoming place for women. But there’s just one problem: the woman tasked with leading the

12-year-old killed, 4 others injured after house explosion in Texas

By Lucia Suarez Sang Source:: Fox News National

12-year-old killed, 4 others injured after house explosion in Texas

A 12-year-old girl died and several others were injured after a natural gas explosion nearly leveled their Texas home early Friday morning.

SooperPodcast #280! The Black Mayor Black Mare Black Merrr Episode!!

THIS WEEK!!! We talk about what tweets would el Sooper macrame in a shadow box on his wall that he ordered from shutterfly? How Jessica just mementos a moment to Matt, why . . .

Bombing In Syria’s Ghouta Won’t Let Up Enough For Rescuers To Count The Bodies

Nearly 500 people have been killed — including more than 120 children — in one of the bloodiest air assaults of the war.

Canadian skier arrested at Pyeongchang Olympics for stealing car while intoxicated, police say

Canadian ski cross competitor David Duncan, his wife and a coach were arrested Saturday for allegedly stealing a car while intoxicated at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, police said.