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Father Shot Son, 14, Because He Thought He Was Gay, Former Foster Mom Says

Father Shot Son, 14, Because He Thought He Was Gay, Former Foster Mom SaysThe woman said the boy told her his father once pulled a gun him after finding him with a boyfriend.



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Man tortured girlfriend’s son to death because he thought he was gay: prosecutor

Man tortured girlfriend’s son to death because he thought he was gay: prosecutor(KTLA) — A man who is accused of torturing his girlfriend's 8-year-old son to death killed the child because he thought the boy was gay, a Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office prosecutor said during opening statements Monday.



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Freed Taliban Prisoner Thought Trump Presidency Couldn't Be Real

Freed Taliban Prisoner Thought Trump Presidency Couldn't Be RealJoshua Boyle, the Canadian citizen who spent five years as a prisoner of the Taliban, didn’t believe his captors when they told him who the new United Sates president was.



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If you thought Tom Price's $300K in private flights was bad, you won't believe his other expenses

If you thought Tom Price's $  300K in private flights was bad, you won't believe his other expensesThanks for reading Mashable Humor: original comedy every day. Or most days. We're people, just like you, and we're trying our best. Look, we all have our vices. The U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price's vice just happens to be spending at least $ 300,000 of taxpayer money on private jets. Oops! Unfortunately, if you're going to be upset about the reported 24 private flights Price (who once railed against such expenses) has taken since May, you're overlooking a TON of other things he's wasting even
more taxpayer money on. SEE ALSO: I have drawn the Trump administration as Sonic the Hedgehog and I am ready to answer for it We've compiled a list of Price's extravagant uses of government money below. Get it together, Tom! 1. $ 60,000: Chartered an "Empty Amtrak train — HAS TO BE EMPTY" to Philadelphia to get a sandwich from his favorite Subway restaurant. The Subway was closed, so he took ANOTHER empty train across the country as an act of mourning — an additional $ 120,000! Tom, wtf? 2. $ 35,000: Used government funds to hire a "Mail condor" to deliver funny printouts of memes to his friend from college, Lance, who lives in LA. Price hired an additional 10 condors from other trainers "lest this one be intercepted by the enemy." Tom,
what enemy? 3. $ 400,000: Raced two endangered white-headed langur monkeys across the world in hot air balloons for "research." Secretary Price paid private individuals an additional $ 50,000 to cover up the story after both balloons went missing. Good lord, Secretary Price. This looks bad! 4. $ 90 million: Bought a retired Disney Cruise Liner to blow up for his son's birthday. To be fair, the theme was "explosion on the high seas" and everyone loved it. 5. $ 65 million: Hired a dozen F/A-18 Hornets to "buzz" his neighbor's house for a weekend after the neighbor's dog defecated on Mr. Price's sidewalk. Secretary Price's office explained the event to reporters as "an American tradition." 6. $ 400 million: Built a big bank tube that weaves through highways and forests between his Georgia home and D.C. office "in case he forgets anything." Is this the cheapest way to do this??



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Climate change not as threatening to planet as previously thought, new research suggests

Climate change not as threatening to planet as previously thought, new research suggestsClimate change poses less of an immediate threat to the planet than previously thought because scientists got their modelling wrong, a new study has found. New research by British scientists reveals the world is being polluted and warming up less quickly than 10-year-old forecasts predicted, giving countries more time to get a grip on their carbon output. An unexpected “revolution” in affordable renewable energy has also contributed to the more positive outlook. Experts now say there is a two-in-three chance of keeping global temperatures within 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, the ultimate goal of the 2015 Paris Agreement. They also condemned the “overreaction” to the US’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, announced by Donald Trump in June, saying it is unlikely to make a significant difference. We're in the midst of an energy revolution and it's happening faster than we thoughtProfessor Michael Grubb, University College London According to the models used to draw up the agreement, the world ought now to be 1.3 degrees above the mid-19th-Century average, whereas the most recent observations suggest it is actually between 0.9 to 1 degree above. The discrepancy means nations could continue emitting carbon dioxide at the current rate for another 20 years before the target was breached, instead of the three to five predicted by the previous model. “When you are talking about a budget of 1.5 degrees, then a 0.3 degree difference is a big deal”, said Professor Myles Allen, of Oxford University and one of the authors of the new study. Published in the journal Nature Geoscience, it suggests that if polluting peaks and then declines to below current levels before 2030 and then continue to drop more sharply, there is a 66 per cent chance of global average temperatures staying below 1.5 degrees. The goal was yesterday described as “very ambitious” but “physically possible”. Another reason the climate outlook is less bleak than previously thought is stabilising emissions, particularly in China. A revolution in renewable energy has improved the picture Credit: PA Renewable energy has also enjoyed more use than was predicted. China has now acquired more than 100 gigawatts of solar cells, 25 per cent of which in the last six months, and in the UK, offshore wind has turned out to cost far less than expected. Professor Michael Grubb, from University College London, had previously described the goals agreed at Paris in 2015 as “incompatible with democracy”. But yesterday he said: "We're in the midst of an energy revolution and it's happening faster than we thought, which makes it much more credible for governments to tighten the offer they put on the table at Paris." He added that President Trump’s withdrawal from the agreement would not be significant because “The White House’s position doesn’t have much impact on US emissions". “The smaller constituencies – cities, businesses, states – are just saying they’re getting on with it, partly for carbon reduction, but partly because there’s this energy revolution and they don’t want to be left behind.” At a glance | Paris climate accord The new research was published as the Met Office announced that a “slowdown” in the rate of global temperature rises reported over roughly the first decade of this century was now over. The organisation said the slowdown in rising air temperatures between 1999 and 2014 happened as a result of a natural cycle in the Pacific, which led to the ocean circulation speeding up, causing it to pull heat down in the deeper ocean away from the atmosphere. However, that cycle has now ended. Claire Perry, the climate change and industry minister, claimed Britain had already demonstrated that tackling climate change and running a strong economy could go “hand in hand”. “How is the time to build on our strengths and cement our position as a global hub for investment in clean growth,” she said.



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The Pentagon Admits There Are a Lot More U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Than We Thought

The Pentagon Admits There Are a Lot More U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Than We ThoughtThe Pentagon is poised to have roughly 15,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan in the coming months, as defense officials on Wednesday finally acknowledged the actual number of American forces in the country.



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Barcelona Attack Suspect: I Thought I Was Renting Vans for a House Move

Barcelona Attack Suspect: I Thought I Was Renting Vans for a House MoveSuspect Driss Oukabir denied being part of the attackers' cell



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A Driver Dressed Up as His Car's Seat and People Thought It Was a Driverless Car

A Driver Dressed Up as His Car's Seat and People Thought It Was a Driverless Car"Brother, who are you? What are you doing?"



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US Navy ends search for sailor thought lost in west Pacific

US Navy ends search for sailor thought lost in west PacificTOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Navy has ended a three-day search for a sailor who is believed to have gone overboard during operations in the South China Sea.



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Maybe Orlando police should have thought about this stop a little harder

Maybe Orlando police should have thought about this stop a little harderWatch this video and ask yourself when you realize Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala knows this stop is…suspect.  Video of two Orlando officers pulling over Ayala — the only black state attorney ever elected in Florida — was released last month and has now begun to bounce around the internet. The interaction between Ayala and one of the officers gets a bit awkward after he asks what agency she's with and she replies that she's the state attorney. "Thank you, your tag didn't come back," the officer says by way of explanation, meaning that they scanned her license plate and didn't get a match to a registered vehicle. "I've never seen that before." Ayala asks why her tag was run, and the officer says they do it all the time to check for stolen vehicles and such.  And then he says, "also the windows are really dark," the officer says, at which point viewers can see Ayala look straight ahead and let a smile spread across her face that says something along the lines of, "…right."  "I don't have a tint measure, but that's another reason for the stop," he says. Ayala then asks for the names of the officers.  The state attorney has since said that the tint "was in no way a violation of Florida law." She did call the stop "lawful," though she also wants to sit down with the chief of Orlando police to talk about what happened.  The police, for their part, defended their practices in a statement.  "The Orlando Police Department allows the running of tags for official business only, and this is done routinely on patrol," department officials wrote in the statement. "As you can see in the video, the window tint was dark, and officers would not have been able to tell who, or how many people, were in the vehicle. No complaint has been filed in reference to this traffic stop."



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