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What If Banks Were Publicly Owned? In LA, This May Soon Be A Reality.

What If Banks Were Publicly Owned? In LA, This May Soon Be A Reality.Trinity Tran is a powerful speaker. Addressing a rally in downtown Los Angeles



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All 20 Passengers of a 1930s-Era Plane Were Killed in Swiss Alps Crash

All 20 Passengers of a 1930s-Era Plane Were Killed in Swiss Alps CrashThe plane was almost vertical as it crashed



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Seven adorable puppies were found stranded on an uninhabited island in Canada

Seven adorable puppies were found stranded on an uninhabited island in CanadaLet's start with something positive: Seven
extremely cute puppies have been rescued from the wilds of Canada, and are right now on the road (literally) to a better life. The circumstances of how the puppies came to be stranded on an uninhabited island in the Canadian province of Manitoba remains a mystery, however. Most of the obvious possibilities here lead to some troubling conclusions. SEE ALSO: Internet, why won't you let me live stream this dog surfing competition?! The saga of the puppy rescue began on Monday when a volunteer for Winnipeg's Norway House Animal Rescue called in to report their existence. The roughly four-month-old pups had been discovered by a local boater, Junior Cook, near Cross Lake, Manitoba, about 300 miles north of Winnipeg. "He actually heard them the night before. He and his friend were out and it was getting dark already, and they heard some noises on the island," NHAR director Debra Vanderkhove told the CBC. The two couldn't see anything other than shadows, but they returned the next day to investigate. Instead of wolves (their initial suspicion), they found seven puppies. The men left food for the lot of them and called the Winnipeg shelter. In the days since the puppies were first discovered, Vanderkhove made the trip up to Manitoba, picked up the lot of them — "They will be the
Gilligan's Island crew — four boys, three girls," she said — and, as of Saturday, is driving them back to the shelter. All throughout, NHAR kept the public updated with Facebook posts featuring photos and videos of the rescued pups. There are so many more on the shelter's official Facebook page. It's wonderful to know that these tykes are safe and sound, and headed off to be cared for before they're placed in homes. But in a Facebook message exchange with Mashable, Vanderkhove wants everyone to remember that the pups shouldn't have been on that island in the first place. "Today the focus is on the puppies and getting them to the shelter. We're still driving. And tomorrow is another day for the fight on investigating this cruelty." WATCH: We tested Google Lens at a Corgi meetup and it failed



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Stonehenge builders were Welsh, Oxford University finds

Stonehenge builders were Welsh, Oxford University findsIt is perhaps the most English of English monuments. But a new study by Oxford University and University College London suggests that Stonehenge was actually built by the Welsh. Although it was known that that the bluestones of the megalithic monument had been sourced from the Preseli Mountains in Wales, it was generally thought the builders travelled there from modern-day Wiltshire to get them. However isotope analysis of the skulls of people buried at the 5000-year-old Neolithic monument show unmistakable Welsh origins. Isotopes of elements occur everywhere in the environment, and those that are in the food we eat or the water we drink become incorporated into our tissue and bone.  By looking at the different ratios it is possible to work out where and when a person lived based on their isotope make up.  Professor Mike Parker Pearson, of UCL, who believes that the whole monument may have once stood in Wales, said: “This is a really exciting discovery because it shows how far some of the Stonehenge people travelled.  “But what’s really fascinating is that this date of around 3000 BC coincides with our radiocarbon dates for quarrying at the bluestone outcrops in the Preseli hills of Pembrokeshire.  “Some of the people buried at Stonehenge might have even been involved in moving the stones – a journey of more than 180 miles.” Carn Goedog quarry in Wales, the source of spotted bluestones erected in the early stage of Stonehenge’s construction  Credit: Adam Stanford of Aerial-Cam Ltd Little is known about the people buried at Stonehenge and archaeological analysis has largely focussed on what the megalithic monument was used for rather than who built it. One of the problems is that many of the human remains were cremated, so it was thought isotope analysis would be impossible.  However new developments in archaeological analysis, pioneered by lead author Christophe Snoeck during his doctoral research at Oxford showed cremated bone does still hold crucial information.  Dr Snoeck said: ‘The recent discovery that some biological information survives the high temperatures reached during cremation (up to 1000 degrees Celsius) offered us the exciting possibility to finally study the origin of those buried at Stonehenge.’ Fragments of skulls found in the Aubrey Holes where they had been cremated  Credit:  Christie Willis With permission from Historic England and English Heritage, the team analysed skulls fragments from 25 individuals which were originally excavated in the 1920s from 56 pits inside Stonehenge, known as ‘Aubrey Holes’, which were named after the seventeenth-century antiquarian John Aubrey who first spotted them.  Analysis of the fragments which dated to around 3000 BC, around the time the monument was built, showed that at least 10 of the 25 people had not spent most of their life near Stonehenge. Instead, they found the isotope ratios in the remains were consistent with living in western Britain, a region that includes west Wales – the known source of Stonehenge’s bluestones.  John Pouncett, a lead author on the paper and Spatial Technology Officer at Oxford’s School of Archaeology, said: “The powerful combination of stable isotopes and spatial technology gives us a new insight into the communities who built Stonehenge.  “The cremated remains from the enigmatic Aubrey Holes and updated mapping of the biosphere suggest that people from the Preseli Mountains not only supplied the bluestones used to build the stone circle, but moved with the stones and were buried there too.” The monument may even have originally been constructed in Wales and then moved to Wiltshire  Credit: Peter Adams Digital Vision The researchers say the results show that complex trade and ritual networks were already well established in Britain as early as 5,000 years ago. It also opens the door to other bones being analysed with were previously thought to be too damaged. Rick Schulting, a lead author on the research and Associate Professor in Scientific and Prehistoric Archaeology at Oxford, explained: “To me the really remarkable thing about our study is the ability of new developments in archaeological science to extract so much new information ­from such small and unpromising fragments of burnt bone. “Our results highlight the importance of revisiting old collections. The cremated remains from Stonehenge were first excavated by Colonel William Hawley in the 1920s, and while they were not put into a museum, Col Hawley did have the foresight to rebury them so that it was possible for Mike Parker Pearson and his team to re-excavate them, allowing various analytical methods to be applied.” The research was published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports. 



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Most passengers in non-fatal Mexican plane crash were U.S. citizens

Most passengers in non-fatal Mexican plane crash were U.S. citizensBy Efrain Vazquez DURANGO, Mexico (Reuters) – At least 65 U.S. citizens were aboard the Aeromexico passenger jet that crashed in northern Mexico, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, as investigators combed the wreckage for clues to the cause of the accident. The Mexico City-bound Embraer 190 passenger jet smashed into scrubland near the runway shortly after the plane took off from an airport in northern Durango state on Tuesday. The U.S. consulate general in Monterrey and the U.S. embassy in Mexico City have been in touch with local and federal officials in Mexico and with the airline, an embassy spokesman said.



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Two American Cyclists Were Among Four Killed in a Hit-and-Run in Tajikistan

Two American Cyclists Were Among Four Killed in a Hit-and-Run in TajikistanOfficials believe it may have been a deliberate attack



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Minneapolis Police Were Justified in Killing Black Man, Prosecutor Says

Minneapolis Police Were Justified in Killing Black Man, Prosecutor SaysThe county attorney said 'the decision to use deadly force' was authorized



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'People Were Ready to Die.' Authorities Swarm JetBlue Plane After False Hijacking Alarm at JFK Airport

'People Were Ready to Die.' Authorities Swarm JetBlue Plane After False Hijacking Alarm at JFK AirportThe plane mistakenly transmitted a code signifying a security threat onboard



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Five Charity Workers Were Kidnapped and Gang-Raped in East India

Five Charity Workers Were Kidnapped and Gang-Raped in East IndiaFive women were kidnapped and gang-raped at gunpoint while doing charity work in a remote part of India.



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Five Charity Workers Were Kidnapped and Gang-Raped in East India

Five Charity Workers Were Kidnapped and Gang-Raped in East IndiaFive women were kidnapped and gang-raped at gunpoint while doing charity work in a remote part of India.



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