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‘Friendly fire’: US Airstrike Hits Afghan police officers & MSF appeals for protection

On July 21st, the New York Times reported that an American airstrike in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand has killed several members of the Afghan security forces. 322 more words

Civilian Deaths

Need Help With Enduring Pain

The accident Endured

So here I am, between a rock and a hard place. I have to figure out how I am going to pay all my medical bills off. 212 more words

Traveling

Day 77: Big Descents For Big Miles

July 3, 2017

Total daily miles: 27.8 miles

Total PCT miles: 1072.5 miles

Start: mile 1450.6

End: mile 1479.4

Total elevation gain/loss: 4600.7/7112.9 ft

What a long day — I’m exhausted! 844 more words

Walking And Hiking

Home Alone actor John Heard has passed away aged 72

Actor John Heard who played Peter McCallister in the Home Alone films has died aged 72.

His filmography shows starred in films going far back as 1977 right up to this year, the list of which is extensive, films he starred in other than the Home Alone series was White Chicks, The Pelican Brief and many others. 106 more words

Celeb Death

Director Of Gov. Ethics Resigns Saying U.S. Is Laughingstock (1m video)

Redacted Tonight, July 22, 2017

Can we really say that there is a crisis of government accountability and ethics today in America? Well, the Director of the Office of Government Ethics, Walter Schaub, resigned this week because he wasn’t able to do his job under the current administration.

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From file-sharing to prison: A Megaupload programmer tells his story

(Source: arstechnica.com)

Soon after the domain was registered in Hong Kong, the now-defunct Megaupload.com grew into one of the world’s most popular file-sharing sites. At its peak, the site engaged nearly 50 million users a day and took up around four percent of the world’s Internet traffic. 1,396 more words

Technology

Washington DC- The Mall

It was a pretty grey day when we arrived in Washington DC, and wandered along The Mall.  The pointy Washington Memorial is pretty noticeable from anywhere on the mall, and surrounded by American flags and cherry blossom trees.  227 more words

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