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Tennessee executes longest serving death row inmate using electric chair after court battle

Tennessee executes longest serving death row inmate using electric chair after court battleA death row inmate in Tennessee became the second person executed in the US state using the electric chair in just over a month. David Earl Miller, 61, was pronounced dead at 7.25pm at a maximum-security prison in Nashville on Thursday night. Earlier on Thursday, Governor Bill Haslam refused Miller’s request to commute his sentence to life in prison.



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Doctors Say Using Tear Gas On Migrant Children Can Have Severe, Long-Lasting Effects

Doctors Say Using Tear Gas On Migrant Children Can Have Severe, Long-Lasting EffectsU.S. border agents fired tear gas Sunday at a group of Central American



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Mississippi Senator Apologizes For ‘Hanging’ Remark, Blames Critics For Using It Against Her

Mississippi Senator Apologizes For ‘Hanging’ Remark, Blames Critics For Using It Against HerSen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) shared a photo of herself wearing a



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PayPal bans prominent UK far-right figure from using its services

PayPal bans prominent UK far-right figure from using its servicesPayPal has banned Tommy Robinson, former leader of the far-right, anti-Muslim group English Defence League (EDL), from it's platform.  In a statement sent to Mashable, the online payments company said that it doesn't comment on individual cases, but that they carefully review accounts to make sure that they fit user guidelines.  SEE ALSO: PayPal makes it harder to buy shady supplements from Infowars
"We do not allow PayPal services to be used to promote hate, violence, or other forms of intolerance that is discriminatory,” PayPal wrote, adding that “we work hard to achieve the right balance and to ensure that our decisions are values-driven and not political.” Robinson, who was banned from Twitter in March for reportedly violating Twitter's hateful conduct policy, posted a reaction video to Facebook, where he has 967,000 followers.  "It is simply fascism," Robinson said in response to being blocked from ever using PayPal again.    Robinson (real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) is a former member of the British National Party. He co-funded the controversial far-right group English Defence League in 2009, and was the group's leader up until 2013.  After attempting to form a UK branch of the German far-right populist party Pegida in 2016, Robinson joined the Canadian website Rebel Media the following year.  Robinson went to prison for contempt of court after filming four men outside a court room. He has a history of broadcasting himself on social media outside trials involving Muslim defendants. WATCH: iPhone XR reviews, Amazon cashierless stores in NY, and election hacking: A tech news roundup — Technically Speaking



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Donald Trump Claims Media Is Using Pipe Bomb Scare To 'Score Points' Against GOP

Donald Trump Claims Media Is Using Pipe Bomb Scare To 'Score Points' Against GOPPresident Donald Trump attacked the news media yet again at a rally on Friday,



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Midterms 2018: More candidates using anti-muslim rhetoric than ever – but it's not working

Midterms 2018: More candidates using anti-muslim rhetoric than ever - but it's not workingFear-mongering is not new in American politics. This midterm election season American voters have seen a growing number of candidates – nearly all Republican – smearing their political opponents either as terrorism threats or with Islamophobic rhetoric. On Monday, ahead of the midterm Election Day, Muslim Advocates, a legal advocacy group in Oakland, California, released their Running on Hate 2018 report noting a sharp increase in anti-Muslim rhetoric from election campaigns in the state and local level.



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Australian Man Builds Life-Sized Camper Using Only Legos

Australian Man Builds Life-Sized Camper Using Only LegosThe replica caravan even has running water and electricity.



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Republicans Consider Using Female Staffers To Question Christine Blasey Ford

Republicans Consider Using Female Staffers To Question Christine Blasey FordRepublicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are considering having their



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Nike boycott: Parks and recreation department banned from using brand over Kaepernick advert

Nike boycott: Parks and recreation department banned from using brand over Kaepernick advertA US city has banned its parks and recreation department from purchasing Nike equipment after the sportswear giant launched a new ad campaign featuring controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Local government staff in Kenner, Louisiana, were told of new rules last week, introduced in an apparent response to the brand’s use of the former NFL star in commercials. In a memo sent to the Kenner’s parks and recreation director, mayor Ben Zahn demanded none of the city’s $ 125,000 (£97,000) leisure supplies budget be spent on Nike products.



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Hold your hailing: AAA study finds using ride-sharing apps over twice the annual cost of car ownership

Hold your hailing: AAA study finds using ride-sharing apps over twice the annual cost of car ownershipThinking of ditching your car to save money now that you live in an urban area? Think again. A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety published Tuesday found that using ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft instead of owning a car would cost over twice as much annually on average. The study, which analyzed over 240,000 single-rider trips in 20 urban areas across the country, found an average cost of $ 13.15 for 15.11 minutes that covered 6.66 miles. AAA also found that the average urban driver covers 10,841 miles per year, which would make for a total cost of $ 20,118 if ride-hailing was used for all of those miles.
MORE: Ohio senator wants to give car shoppers $ 3,500 to buy American-made cars “Whether you own a vehicle or not, ride-hailing services are a convenient transportation option,” said John Nielsen, a managing director at AAA. “However, with the average American city-dweller driving nearly 11,000 miles per year, a personal vehicle is still the more cost-effective choice. The average annual cost of owning a new vehicle (the costliest form of ownership), according to the AAA, rang in at an average of $ 7,321 annually, including car payments, insurance, fuel, and parking averaging anywhere from $ 706 in Phoenix to $ 8,088 in New York City. Interestingly, the study also included the average annual cost of ride-hailing over the same distance broken down by major metropolitan area, of which Boston was the most expensive at $ 27,545 per year, and Dallas was the least expensive, at $ 16,944. Eighteen other cities, from Atlanta to Seattle, were included in the results. Of course, it’s important to consider that ditching a car for city living would likely account for far fewer miles driven in a year, as public transportation, cycling, or even walking would reduce that total significantly. But if you were thinking Uber or Lyft was a convenient alternative to commuting with your own car, think again.



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