Florida officer suspended after arresting two kids, ages 6 and 8, at school

A Florida police officer was suspended after he arrested two young children in school last week, including a 6-year-old who was acting out because of an apparent medical condition, a relative and police said. NBC NEWS Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolón said in a statement that the reserve school resource officer, Dennis Turner, did not obtain the approval of a commanding officer before making the arrests on Thursday, as department policy requires. Turner was suspended while the department c...
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AREA 51 Gets Stormed! (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usPo96yaSac COAST TO COAST AM At long last, this summer's 'Storm Area 51' craze reached a crescendo early Friday morning when a small crowd of people gathered near the entrance to the secret military installation in a bid to "see them aliens." What began as a joke on Facebook in late June quickly went viral in the days that followed, with over 2 million people claiming that they would participate in a siege of the site in the wee hours of September 20th. Spawnin...
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Human Extinction Almost Certain Due To Impending Asteroid Impact, Scientist Warns

Acosmochemist warned that human extinction is almost guaranteed if Earth gets hit by a planet-killer asteroid. IBTIMES.COM The scientist also noted that despite NASA’s plans to protect Earth from asteroids, the chances of a major impact happening are still pretty big. In her latest book “Catching Stardust,” cosmochemist Dr. Natalie Starkey briefly explained the true meaning of International Asteroid Day. This is an annual event that commemorates the large explosion caused by a meteor th...
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General: Iran, Russia, China to hold naval drills soon

Iranian, Russian and Chinese military forces will conduct joint naval drills in the international waters of the Indian Ocean and the Sea of Oman “in the near future”, an Iranian general said on Saturday. TEHRAN TIMES “The drills pursue various objectives, namely sharing tactical and military experiences, but they can be political as well and are indicative of some kind of convergence among the participants,” said Brigadier General Ghadir Nezami, head of the international and diplomatic affai...
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A FedEx pilot was arrested by Chinese authorities

A FedEx pilot was recently detained by Chinese authorities in Guangzhou, a city in southern mainland China. CNN.COM It's the latest in an escalating conflict between the shipping company and the Chinese government. The Hong Kong-based pilot, Todd Hohn, was trying to board a commercial flight home after making a delivery to mainland China, when he was arrested after a luggage search, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing a family lawyer for Hohn. FedEx (FDX) spokesperson Da...
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NASA emails reveal agency’s surprise at asteroid’s near-miss of Earth

It turns out that NASA's ability to detect asteroids before they strike has been grossly overestimated as the asteroid strike of July 22 2019 should be a wake up call to the world. AXIOS.COM Internal NASA communications show the agency's surprise after a football-field-sized asteroid narrowly missed Earth in July, according to emails acquired by BuzzFeed News via a Freedom of Information Act request. Why it matters: The emails show that NASA officials believe the agency is lacking necessary...
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‘Storm Area 51’ raid brings alien ‘community of believers’ to Nevada desert

Area 51 raid called off but enthusiasts still plan to gather while officials stand ready. FOX NEWS From the bright lights and bustling streets of downtown Las Vegas' famous Fremont Street to the dusty and dry remote Nevada high-desert, "Storm Area 51" hype has brought out the true believers in-force who are certain we are not alone in the universe. At the Alien Research Center in Hiko, Nev., where the "Storm Area 51 Basecamp" will take place Friday and Saturday, a steady stream of people pe...
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Letter detailing civilian presence failed to prevent deadly Afghan drone strike

Twelve days ahead of the pine-nut harvest season, the governor of Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province received a letter from village elders in the Wazir Tangi area about their plans to recruit 200 laborers and children to pluck the dry fruit. REUTERS  The letter, seen by Reuters and dated Sept. 7, was sent in an effort to help protect laborers from getting caught in clashes between U.S.-backed Afghan forces and Islamic State fighters in the mountainous terrain largely controlled by th...
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‘It Gets To You.’ Extremism Researchers Confront The Unseen Toll Of Their Work

Even lesser known, is the tole taken by independent researchers not aligned politically with any party, group, or organization. NPR Charlie Winter, a London-based terrorism researcher, was dining with friends one recent evening when the conversation turned to whether it is ethical to eat meat. Someone brought up slaughterhouse conditions, Winter said, and he instantly grew uneasy. He stayed for a while longer, squirming, and then finally left the room. That word — "slaughterhouse" — had conjur...
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Whistleblower complaint about Trump involves Ukraine, report says

Ukraine is at the center of a complaint made by a whistleblowing intelligence officer who filed the report after learning of a promise President Donald Trump made to a foreign leader, The Washington Post reported Thursday evening. CNBC The newspaper cited two people familiar with the matter whom it did not name. The Trump administration has withheld the details of the report from Congress; though it was known that the complaint involved a foreign leader, the Post was the first to report the ...
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Solar Spike Suggests a More Active Sun

Radio waves are providing a new way to probe the Sun and suggest that the magnetic field of its corona may be stronger than long thought. EOS.ORG At about the same time the Sun was blowing off the largest flare measured in over a decade, the strength of the magnetic field in its atmosphere hit a record high. But that may not be abnormal. New research suggests that the Sun’s magnetic field may climb to levels of intensity stronger than currently predicted, a discovery that could have impli...
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Why Some People Have Endless Thoughts of Death

Feeling as though nobody gets you may be linked to persistent thoughts of death. LIVE SCIENCE People who frequently feel alienated, isolated and misunderstood are more likely than others to have thoughts of death and dying swirling around in their minds, new research finds. It's not yet clear whether these feelings of isolation are the cause of these morbid thoughts, though there is some tantalizing evidence that they may be. "This is an experience that some people really have, and some p...
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Facebook Worker Dies After Jumping From Headquarters Building

A Facebook Inc. employee has died after jumping from the fourth floor of one of the company’s buildings at its Menlo Park, California, headquarters. YAHOO.COM A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the incident, and said the company plans to contact the worker’s family. A press release from the City of Menlo Park said there was “no foul play involved involved in this apparent suicide.” The employee was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the city’s police department. “We were saddened to le...
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Stage set in Nevada as Earthlings arrive for Area 51 events

Social media played a instrumental role in popularizing a alleged plan to storm area 51. How might this use of technology be weaponized in a future unrest scenario? OREGON LIVE The stage was set Thursday for music and other space-themed entertainment as Earthlings descended on the Nevada desert for events inspired by an internet hoax known as "Storm Area 51." "It started as a joke, but it's not a joke for us," Alon Burton, guitarist and member of the group Wily Savage, said as he and several ...
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Birds Are Vanishing From North America

The number of birds in the United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the past half-century, scientists find. THE NEW YORK TIMES The skies are emptying out. The number of birds in the United States and Canada has fallen by 29 percent since 1970, scientists reported on Thursday. There are 2.9 billion fewer birds taking wing now than there were 50 years ago. The analysis, published in the journal Science, is the most exhaustive and ambitious attempt yet to learn wh...
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