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29 Jul 16

Sticks and stones - How WikiLeaks could help precipitate the fall of the Saudi empire
Whistleblower group WikiLeaks has released a flurry of official documents lifting the lid on Saudi Arabia’s covert diplomatic apparatus. Not just another scandal, these revelations could bring Saudi Arabia to its knees.  

NASA’s new DNA sequencer on the ISS could be used on aliens
In the Dragon capsule that docked with the station several days ago, there was one particularly interesting device — a DNA sequencer. It’s called the MinION, and it’s tiny at just 120 grams. The MinION operates a bit differently than DNA sequencers on Earth... NASA wants to be prepared for any kind of sample, even an alien one.  

Even God backs Hillary: Morgan Freeman narrates biographical movie for Clinton campaign
As the mellifluous, baritone voice of Morgan Freeman echoed around the arena, people on Twitter were delighted that "God" was officially endorsing Hillary Clinton.  

Northern California wildfire continues to grow
The wildfire in Northern California has grown to scorch nearly 30,000 acres, destroy 51 structures and killed one person, fire officials said Thursday. The Soberanes Fire north of Big Sur has burned 29,877 acres and remains just 15 percent contained...  

33 earthquakes in 30 days – the town that won’t stop trembling
THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN town of Norseman has a serious case of the shakes – with a staggering 50 earthquakes hitting the area in the last two months. The gold-mining town – located about 720km east of Perth – has had over 30 quakes this month, with 18 alone on 8 and 9 July.  

Dems Shout ‘Black Lives Matter’ During Moment Of Silence For Slain Cops
Shouts of “Black Lives Matter” rang out at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, during a moment of silence held in honor of slain police officers.  

‘What A Disaster’: Boos, Catcalls Mar Hillary Clinton’s Coronation Speech
Hillary Clinton officially accepted the Democratic nomination for president amid a series of boos and catcalls Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention.  

Attempt at U.S.-Russia cooperation in Syria suffers major setbacks
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's attempt to elicit Russian military cooperation in the fight against Islamic State in Syria suffered two potentially crippling blows on Thursday. First, the Syrian army said it had cut off all supply routes into the eastern part of the city of Aleppo - Syria's most important opposition stronghold - and President Bashar al-Assad's government asked residents to leave the city.  

Homeownership Rate in the U.S. Drops to Lowest Since 1965
The U.S. homeownership rate fell to the lowest in more than 50 years as rising prices put buying out of reach for many renters. The share of Americans who own their homes was 62.9 percent in the second quarter, the lowest since 1965, according to a Census Bureau report Thursday. It was the second straight quarterly decrease, down from 63.5 percent in the previous three months.  

Rio readies for worst as terror threat hangs over Olympics
A half-million foreign tourists, dozens of heads of state and the attention of the world's media. If there were ever a headache for anti-terror forces, it's the Olympics. In the aftermath of deadly attacks by the Islamic State group in France and elsewhere, Brazil, which has almost no experience combatting terrorism, is beefing up security for the games that start in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5.  

Full List of Hillary’s Planned Tax Hikes
Hillary Clinton has made clear she intends to dramatically raise taxes on the American people if elected. She has proposed an income tax increase, a business tax increase, a death tax increase, a capital gains tax increase, a tax on stock trading, an "Exit Tax" and more (see below). Her planned net tax increase on the American people is at least $1 trillion over ten years, based on her campaign’s own figures.  

Egypt convicts former auditor of spreading 'false news'
Egypt's former top auditor, who was sacked after alleging government corruption, has been given a prison sentence for spreading "false news". Hisham Geneina was fired in March by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi after estimating corruption had cost Egypt $67.6bn (£51.3bn) over four years. He was sentenced to a year in jail and fined $2,200 but told he could avoid prison if he paid an additional $1,100...  

Indonesia executes four convicted drug offenders
Indonesia executed four convicted drug offenders by firing squad early Friday, the country's deputy attorney general said. Noor Rachmad told reporters outside the Nusakambangan prison in central Java that authorities have not decided when 10 other prisoners will be executed.  

Everything You Need To Know About the New Nusra Front
Its leader announced a split from al-Qaeda and a new name, Jabhat Fateh Al Sham. The Nusra Front announced its split from al-Qaeda on July 28, with the group renaming itself Jabhat Fatah al-Sham. The move is being seen as a shrewd attempt to hide their militant ideology and protect themselves from a growing international campaign against militant fighters in Syria.  

Hillary's America: New D'Souza Film Exposes Dems' Connection to the KKK
Dinesh D'Souza has done it again. Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party has already become the highest-grossing documentary of 2016, and hit number 10 among political documentaries overall.  

Democrats Hacked Again: FBI Probing "Cyber Intrusion" At Fundraising Group
Those pesky Russian hackers are working overtime. According to Reuters, the FBI is probing a "cyber intrusion" at yet another Democratic organization, this time the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) which may or may not be related to an earlier hack at the Democratic National Committee. The previously unreported incident at the DCCC, which raises money for Democrats running for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, is said to have been intended to gather information about Democratic donors.  

Study: Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Worse Than Cigarettes
Secondhand marijuana smoke may damage your blood vessels even more than cigarette smoke. That’s according to a new study from the American Heart Association.  

Miami blood donations halted over Zika fears
US regulators Thursday called for a halt to blood donations in the Miami area as investigators probe four potential non-travel associated cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which can cause birth defects.  

Merkel admits EU is being RAVAGED BY TERROR but says Germany should welcome MORE refugees
The German leader, who cut short her summer holiday to speak after a string of Islamist attacks rocked the country, said the entire continent was being “ravaged” by terrorism. She described recent attacks in Ansbach, Wurzburg and Munich as “horrifying and depressing” but insisted Germany would not turn its back on people fleeing the Middle East.  

28 Jul 16

Why Palestinians are on the verge of civil war
The two-state solution, a long-held US-backed plan for a rosy Mideast future, is threatened by Mr. Yesterday — someone hopelessly clinging to the past.  

DNC Interim Head: Don’t Let ‘White Boys’ Win
The new interim head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has a colorful history, which includes demanding former President George H.W. Bush confess to an extramarital affair and a belief that “white boys” shouldn’t be allowed to win.  

China says to hold drills with Russia in South China Sea
China and Russia will hold "routine" naval exercises in the South China Sea in September, China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday, adding that the drills were aimed at strengthening their cooperation and were not aimed at any other country.  

‘No on TPP': Hecklers & other distractions during Obama’s DNC speech
Obama’s speech on Wednesday highlighted the need for party unity and long term commitment to changing the political system. However, his speech was upstaged by TPP protesters and other noisy audience members.  

The body of China's experimental Long March 7 rocket re-entered Earth's atmosphere on Wednesday night, July 27th, creating a bright fireball over the western USA. The glowing trail was spotted in Utah, Nevada and much of California.  

North Korea says US has crossed 'red line,' warns of showdown over upcoming war games
North Korea's top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press Thursday that Washington "crossed the red line" and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals, and said a vicious showdown could erupt if the U.S. and South Korea hold annual war games as planned next month.  

Sanders supporters look to Green Party's Jill Stein to take up the cause
While Bernie Sanders supporters turned out in droves to the Democratic convention, many are chanting another name in the streets of Philadelphia as the senator steps back into the party fold: Jill Stein.  

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake shakes Tokyo, no damage or casualties reported
An earthquake shook Tokyo late on Wednesday, but there were no reports of damage or casualties. The 5.4 magnitude jolt was felt in Tokyo and areas of eastern Japan at 11.47 am, the US Geological Survey said. The quake comes a week after the capital's high-rise buildings were shaken by a 5.0 quake.  

Merkel Faces Critics After Attacks Leave Germans Stunned
Angela Merkel is breaking off her vacation to defend herself against renewed criticism of her refugee policies following a rash of violent attacks in Germany.  

A Few Thoughts About Day 3 of Hate America 2016 in Philly
The Democrats, the party of secular atheists who think it is okay to crack open the skulls of children and suck out their brains while tearing them limb from limb, spent far more time during prime time television coverage talking about God and faith than the Republicans did last week.  

Florida investigates four mysterious Zika infections
Health officials in Florida are investigating four cases of Zika that do not appear to be related to travel. So far cases outside of Latin America and the Caribbean, where the virus is prevalent, have been spread by travel to that region or sexual transmission. The four Florida cases have raised the possibility that mosquitoes in the US have begun to carry the virus.  

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