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Woman Dubbed 'Permit Patty' Says She's Gotten Death Threats Over Viral Video of Her Calling Police on 8-Year-Old Girl

Woman Dubbed 'Permit Patty' Says She's Gotten Death Threats Over Viral Video of Her Calling Police on 8-Year-Old Girl"I tried to be polite but I was stern, " Allison Etell said



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An Italian Official Is Calling for a Census of the Roma Minority. Critics Warn It Reeks of Fascism

An Italian Official Is Calling for a Census of the Roma Minority. Critics Warn It Reeks of FascismItaly’s new interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has pledged to conduct a census of the nomadic Roma people and drive out those lacking valid residence permits, escalating the anti-immigrant attitude he rode to power.



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CrossFit Spokesman Fired After Calling LGBTQ Pride A 'Sin' In Homophobic Twitter Rant

CrossFit Spokesman Fired After Calling LGBTQ Pride A 'Sin' In Homophobic Twitter RantA CrossFit spokesman is out of a job after firing off a series of homophobic



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This Convicted Murderer Admits He's a Rapist. But Says Police Should Apologize for Calling Him a Serial Killer

This Convicted Murderer Admits He's a Rapist. But Says Police Should Apologize for Calling Him a Serial KillerAnd now he's demanding an apology from police



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Yale: Officers admonished white student for calling police

Yale: Officers admonished white student for calling policeNEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University police officers who responded to a call about a black graduate student who had fallen asleep in the common area of a campus residence admonished the white student who reported it, a university administrator said Thursday.



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Yale: Officers admonished white student for calling police

Yale: Officers admonished white student for calling policeNEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University police officers who responded to a call about a black graduate student who had fallen asleep in the common area of a campus residence admonished the white student who reported it, a university administrator said Thursday.



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Emmanuel Macron raises eyebrows after calling Australian Prime Minister’s wife 'delicious'

Emmanuel Macron raises eyebrows after calling Australian Prime Minister’s wife 'delicious'Emmanuel Macron, the French President, has raised eyebrows during his visit to Australia by calling prime minister Malcolm Turnbull's wife Lucy "delicious". At the end of a joint news conference between the two leaders, the 40-year old French president turned to thank Mr Turnbull for his hospitality. “I want to thank you for your welcome,” he said, before raising the Gallic charm a notch by adding: “Thank you and your delicious wife for your warm welcome." Mr Macron's interesting choice of English prompted instant mirth on social media, amid some confusion over his intent. The jury appears to be out over whether it was an odd, but deliberate play on words or a linguistic slip-up. Macron just said he wanted to thank Malcolm Turnbull and his "delicious wife". You can take the man out of France but…— Alice Workman (@workmanalice) May 2, 2018 Some observers thought he may have used the word “delicious” as a deliberate joke, coming just seconds after Mr Turnbull referred to the French president’s imminent lunch with members of Sydney's French community. Others suggested that Mr Macron, who prides himself on speaking fluent English, simply fell foul of a “false friend”. The French word for delicious – délicieux – can also translate as “delightful”, even if it is a rather antiquated – some would argue sexist – term. The potential for linguist slip-ups is not all one-way however, and there is ample potential for English-speakers to fall foul of French. Emmanuel Macron poses with Malcolm Turnbull  and his wife Lucy Turnbull outside the Sydney Opera House  Credit:  AFP One bloomer to avoid at all costs is to use the French word “excité” to describe oneself as excited; in French it means you are sexually aroused. If it was a linguistic slip, Mr Macron is by no means the first leader to experience translation problems.  Arguably the most infamous supposed gaffe was John F Kennedy's legendary claim: "Ich bin ein Berliner", which could mean "I'm a Berliner" or "I'm a doughnut".  Emmanuel Macron is by no means the first leader to experience translation problems Credit: LUDOVIC MARIN/ AFP In 2009, France's Europe minister, Pierre Lellouche, sparked a diplomatic incident by branding Prime Minister David Cameron's pledge to reclaim EU powers "pathetic". The term in French is often translated as "moving", "touching" or "poignant". One solution would be to avoid English altogether.  That would clearly be to the liking of France's ambassador to the EU, Philippe Léglise-Costa, who walked out of a meeting with fellow EU envoys last week in Brussels in disapproval at the use of English. He was said to have exclaimed: "Monsieur, Non!"



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Bill Cosby Publicist Invokes Emmett Till In Calling Cosby's Accusers Liars

Bill Cosby Publicist Invokes Emmett Till In Calling Cosby's Accusers LiarsBill Cosby was found guilty of three felony counts of aggravated indecent



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When Calling the Police Is a Privilege

When Calling the Police Is a PrivilegeThe call was brief, and had the relaxed feel of someone making a reservation at a restaurant. “I have two gentlemen at my cafe who are refusing to make a purchase or leave,” the manager of the Starbucks told the 911 dispatcher. She calmly gave her address, and after being reassured that law enforcement would be on the way shortly, she thanked the dispatcher and hung up. The call, of which audio was released by the Philadelphia police department, lasted roughly 20 seconds.



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Trump responds to Comey's book by calling him an 'untruthful slime ball'

Trump responds to Comey's book by calling him an 'untruthful slime ball'President Trump tore into James Comey on Friday in a pair of tweets aimed at discrediting his former FBI director’s explosive new book that details Comey’s interactions with the president before his firing last year.



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