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Artemis Racing Announces Its Challenge For The 35th America’s Cup by Yacht Blog

Tuesday, August 19, 2014, saw Artemis Racing officially launch its challenge to win the 35th America’s Cup at an inspirational occasion in Sweden’s capital. Guests had a distinctive possibility to see the America’s Cup trophy first hand at the Moderna Museet, on Skeppsholmen Island at the centre … if you want to view full content please visit this … 8 more words

One Bad Apple

Different countries, cities and towns are known for certain things. Some are bad, while others are good. However, they usually stem off stereotypes and/or one’s experience that is then used as a standard. 664 more words

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Summer Caving Tales

Bushy ferns line the pathway along a several km lakeside trail and through the thick forest. Sunlight pours in through the treetops. Groups of campers come by on a wide trail clearly marked. 423 more words

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Local police involved in 400 killings per year

On average, there were 96 such incidents among at least 400 police killings each year that were reported to the FBI by local police. The numbers appear to show that the shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., last Saturday was not an isolated event in American policing.The reports show that 18% of the blacks killed during those seven years were under age 21, compared to 8.7% of whites. 170 more words

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U.S.: Dearborn cleric popular with ISIS fighters owes $250K for fraud | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Ahmad Jebril, 43, who has gained an international following among ISIS fighters and sympathizers, is on probation after serving 6½ years in prison. After being released in 2012, he has used social media to become what experts say is the most popular religious leader for Islamists from the West fighting for ISIS, also known as ISIL or the Islamic State.On Wednesday, President Barack Obama strongly condemned ISIS for decapitating American journalist James Foley and massacring people as it advances in Iraq, calling to “extract this cancer so that it does not spread.” The U.S. 32 more words

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KKK raising money for Ferguson cop Darren Wilson | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

A Missouri chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is planning a fundraiser this weekend for the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen.“All money will go to the cop who did his job against the Negro criminal,” according to New Empire Knights of the KKK.Darren Wilson, the officer involved in the Aug. 108 more words

Socio-Politics

California highway patrol officer under investigation for beating mentally ill woman -- Society's Child -- Sott.net

Officer Daniel Andrew, who was put on a desk assignment after the incident, has been removed from duty and put on paid administrative leave, the CHP said.The agency didn’t reveal if it made a recommendation to prosecutors but said in a news release that its report outlined potentially serious charges he could face. 104 more words

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