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New WH comms director deletes old tweets contradicting Trump

A day after accepting a top White House job, President Trump’s new communications director announced Saturday that he’s deleting old tweets that were critical of his new boss, saying his own views have evolved and that what he said in the past shouldn’t be a distraction. Full transparency: I’m deleting old tweets. Past views evolved & shouldn’t be a distraction. I serve @POTUS agenda & that’s all that matters — Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 22, 2017 “Full transparency: I’m deleting old tweets. Past views evolved & shouldn’t be a distraction….

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Emily Ratajkowski on people being ‘so offended by breasts’: ‘It really bothers me’

Emily Ratajkowski rose to fame when she danced naked alongside Robin Thicke in his 2013 music video for “Blurred Lines,” but these days the 26-year-old model wants to change the way the world views sexuality onscreen. “It really bothers me that people are so offended by breasts…That’s when I realized how f—-d our culture is,” she told Allure for their August 2017 issue. “When we see breasts, we don’t think of beauty and femininity. We think of vulgar, oversexualized images.” Ratajkowski, the daughter of a former art teacher and a…

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Races Are Reversed in a Police Killing, and Again a Family Asks: Why?

The events of the next few minutes will be anatomized and argued over and, maybe, at some point, contested in court. But this much is established: As the squad car she had summoned slid down the alley, Justine Damond went up to the police officers inside, one of whom, for reasons still unknown, fired his gun, hit her in the abdomen and killed her. Even to Americans now used to dissecting police shootings, the circumstances were an odd jolt: a black Somali-American cop, firing at a white Australian woman among…

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NY ‘doofy’ teen who lost car at Metallica concert in Toronto finds it, days later

A New York teenager who couldn’t remember which parking lot he left his car in while attending a Metallica concert in Toronto found the vehicle – four days later. ‘Pretty awesome’: Syracuse teen’s car found after Toronto parking nightmare https://t.co/YN0T5VhPAj pic.twitter.com/jYwC53JnVD — CBC News (@CBCNews) July 21, 2017 Gavin Strickland, 19, of Syracuse, N.Y., said he drove his Nissan sedan to Toronto to attend a Metallica concert on Sunday but could not remember which parking garage he left it in, according to CBC News. Strickland’s parents wrote an advertisement and posted…

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California man sues lottery over denied $5M Scratcher winnings

A California man sued the state and California Lottery Commission alleging he was wrongfully denied a $5 million Scratchers ticket prize because his 16-year-old son bought the winning ticket. Ward Thomas filed a lawsuit with the Los Angeles Superior Court claiming the commission’s failure to discharge a mandatory duty, breach of contract, negligence and both intentional and negligent representation. The suit seeks unspecified damages. CALIFORNIA TEEN WINS LOTTERY TWICE IN ONE WEEK A California Lottery representative did not immediately reply to a request for comment. Thomas says his son bought five Scratchers tickets at a…

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Trilobites: The Rhythms That Make Elephant Seals Run or Fight

And knowing the ranks comes down to identifying, learning and remembering particular characteristics of individual calls, the French-American team of researchers found in its latest study. “At the very beginning of our elephant seal studies, we thought that males maybe sent information about their physical ability to fight,” said Nicolas Mathevon, a biologist at the University of Lyon/Saint-Etienne in France, who helped lead the study. But “the main call is like a fingerprint” that reveals a seal’s individual identity, not its strength. At Año Nuevo State Park in Pescadero, Calif.,…

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ISIS broken, but leader slipped away due to leak, says key general

ASPEN, Colo. –  ISIS in Iraq and Syria has been “dismantled,” with tens of thousands of its jihadist fighters dead, but a promising lead on its leader “went dead” after a media leak, according to a key U.S. military official. “We have absolutely dismantled his network,”  Gen. Tony Thomas, speaking of Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, said at the Aspen Security Forum. “I mean everyone who worked for him initially is dead or gone. Everybody who stepped to the plate the next time [is] dead or gone. Down through a network…

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