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Be careful what you wish for: Impeachment inquiry poses risks for 2020 Democrats

Be careful what you wish for: Impeachment inquiry poses risks for 2020 DemocratsThe crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates were nearly unanimous in praising House Democrats’ decision to begin an impeachment inquiry into Republican President Donald Trump over accusations he sought foreign help to smear a political rival. With impeachment set to overshadow the Democratic presidential primary race, how will candidates draw attention to their key policy issues, ranging from universal healthcare to income inequality? After months of resisting pressure from fellow Democrats, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the launch of a formal impeachment effort on Tuesday, accusing Trump of seeking foreign help to damage Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden ahead of the November 2020 election.



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Surprise! It's not kidney stones it's triplets. Brother says shooting star wish came true

Surprise! It's not kidney stones it's triplets. Brother says shooting star wish came trueA South Dakota mom delivered triplets –two girls and a boy – after being rushed to the hospital for what she thought were kidney stones.



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Facebook pledges to stop asking users to wish dead friends happy birthday by fixing AI

Facebook pledges to stop asking users to wish dead friends happy birthday by fixing AIFacebook has admitted accidentally asking users to invite dead friends to events or wish them happy birthday, as the company pledged to fix the issue. Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s Chief Operating Office, said it was overhauling its algorithms to avoid such faux pas and “minimize experiences that might be painful”. Her comments come as the social media giant announced a raft of changes to the way it deals with the accounts of dead users. After a Facebook learns a user has died it “memorialises” the account and adds the word “remembering” in front of the person’s name. In a blogpost published on Tuesday, Ms Sandberg: “Once an account is memorialized, we use AI to help keep the profile from showing up in places that might cause distress, like recommending that person be invited to events or sending a birthday reminder to their friends. We’re working to get better and faster at this.” Facebook's COO, Sheryl Sandberg, made the announcement in a blogpost in Tuesday Credit: AP In recent years the company has been accused of being “cruel” after its algorithms brought up dead friends and relatives in places were users didn’t expect. In 2014 the company apologised after its “year in review” feature, which algorithmically turned users’ posts into a short video, included tragic and distressing events for some. At the time, website developer Eric Meyer, wrote a blogpost after the feature used a picture of his four-year-old daughter who had died that year. Mr Meyer, who is from the US, described the act as “inadvertent algorithmic cruelty” and later received a personal apology from the company. Other people complained that the feature had used pictures of parents ashes or dead pets. Ms Sandberg also announced yesterday that the company is granting more controls to “legacy contacts”, whom users nominate while alive to take control of their profile after death. These include adding a ‘tributes’ section to memorialised pages and allowing legacy contacts to edit who sees posts from the deceased account. “We want Facebook to be a place where people can support each other while honoring the memory of their loved ones,” added Ms Sandberg.



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Dead on arrival? Trump's budget an unlikely wish list in divided Congress

Dead on arrival? Trump's budget an unlikely wish list in divided CongressTrump is calling for deep cuts in federal spending and billions more for his proposed border wall in a budget proposal unlikely to gain traction.



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Why Do Some People Wish the Attack on Smollett Happened?

Why Do Some People Wish the Attack on Smollett Happened?The reactions of many on the left to the case of Jussie Smollett prove two important things: 1. There is little racism in America. 2. The Left — white and black — is morally and psychologically impaired.There is no doubt that most Americans on the left, including black Americans, are distraught over the fact that Smollett faked the “racist” attack on him. Apparently leftists, Democratic leaders, and, most depressingly, many of his fellow blacks wish Smollett had been attacked by white racist homophobes.Representative Eric Swalwell (D., Calif.), a white leftist, tweeted, “I hope this was not something that Mr. Smollett did to himself, or created.”Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart told MSNBC there has been “an atmosphere of menace and hate” since Donald Trump was elected president, which made “people want to believe” Smollett’s story. Exactly. Capehart, a black leftist, wanted to believe that racists yelling “This is MAGA country” beat up blacks.Another black leftist who writes hate columns for the Washington Post, Nana Efua Mumford, wrote: “I wanted to believe Smollett. I really did.” Again, exactly. Mumford wanted to believe that racists yelling “This is MAGA country” beat up blacks.Corey Townsend, the social-media editor of The Root, a black-oriented website (founded in 2008 by Harvard black-studies scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr.), opened his column on his private doubts that Smollett was attacked as he claimed with the words, “I wanted to be wrong.” Three paragraphs later: “But still, I wanted to be wrong.”This should tell you a great deal about how morally and psychologically sick the Left is. And their reactions prove how little racism there really is in America.Here’s the proof of both these assertions: When American Jews, even most left-wing Jews, heard of the mass killing of Jews at a Pittsburgh synagogue, how many were hoping the shooter was truly an anti-Semite, and how many were hoping he was a mentally deranged individual who could have just as easily shot up a church? Or, if a well-known Jew had been beaten at 2 a.m. on a Chicago street, how many American Jews would have wanted the attackers to be Jew-haters, and how many would have wished they were just thugs who wanted money?As a Jew who has been deeply involved in Jewish culture all my life, I am pretty certain the majority of Jews — certainly liberal and conservative Jews, and even most left-wing Jews — would have wished that neither the Pittsburgh synagogue nor the theoretical attack on a Chicago street I conjured up were perpetrated by anti-Semites.Why is that? Why do almost all Jews wish attackers of Jews not be anti-Semites, but so many blacks and so many white leftists wish Smollett had been attacked by racists?Because Jews want to believe there is little anti-Semitism in America while most black leftists and most white leftists want to believe there is a lot of racism in America.And why is that? Because the Left and many American blacks are politically and personally dependent on one of the greatest mass libels in history — namely, that America is a racist country. If just one one of five black Americans woke up tomorrow and announced, “You know, this a great country for anyone, including a black person, to live in, and the truth is the vast majority of white Americans bear no ill will toward blacks (or any other race or ethnicity),” that would end the Democrats’ chances of winning national elections. The Democratic party is dependent on nearly universal black acceptance of the leftist libel of America.And what about the personal? Why do so many black Americans, living in the freest country for all its citizens — and in the least-racist multiracial, multiethnic country in history — want to believe America is racist? That is one of the most important questions all Americans need to address at this time.And there is another one, which I posed in my column last week: Does the Left believe its own lies?



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IS teen's wish to return stirs UK debate over jihadi brides

IS teen's wish to return stirs UK debate over jihadi bridesA pregnant London schoolgirl’s wish to return home after joining the Islamic State group in Syria splintered Britain on Friday as reports emerged of more UK women fleeing the war zone. Shamima Begum’s fate has prompted soul searching in Britain since she and two friends created international headlines by running away to join the terror network in 2015. Home Secretary Sajid Javid told The Times newspaper that people like Begum “were full of hate for our country”.



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The Latest: Pope's Christmas wish is "fraternity"

The Latest: Pope's Christmas wish is "fraternity"VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' Christmas celebrations (all times local):



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'Be careful what you wish for Max!' Trump warns Waters over call for public confrontations

'Be careful what you wish for Max!' Trump warns Waters over call for public confrontationsPresident Trump on Monday lashed out at Rep. Maxine Waters after the California Democrat urged protesters to publicly confront members of his administration over its controversial policies.



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Trump Responds To Maxine Waters' Call To Action: 'Be Careful What You Wish For'

Trump Responds To Maxine Waters' Call To Action: 'Be Careful What You Wish For'President Donald Trump on Monday warned Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) to "be



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Kendall And Kylie Jenner Wish Heartfelt Happy Father's Day To Caitlyn

Kendall And Kylie Jenner Wish Heartfelt Happy Father's Day To CaitlynCaitlyn Jenner's model daughters got sentimental on Father's Day.



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