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It’s a gas: World’s biggest ‘fart-in’ planned during Clinton's convention speech

Great news for all #NeverHillary fans who refuse to support the presumptive Democratic nominee. Activists are planning the “world’s largest fart-in” during Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic national convention. Organized by Poor People’s Economic Rights Campaign and 2012 Green Party vice-presidential candidate Cheri Honkala, the ‘fart-in’ will be held ...

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Judge refuses to block Mississippi anti-LGBT law

<span class="articleLocation”>A federal judge in Mississippi has allowed to stand a new state law that permits people to deny wedding services to same-sex couples based on religious objections. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves argued in his four-page order that since none of the lawsuit’s plaintiffs would be harmed by the ...

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Two planes in trouble at Baltimore airport, takeoffs delayed

Planes are backing up at the Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), as two Southwest Airlines passenger jets reported problems – one on takeoff and another on landing. One Southwest jet had to turn around due to a mechanical malfunction shortly after takeoff. The jet’s left engine overheated, a BWI ...

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Polygamous church leader escapes pre-trial Utah home confinement

<span class="articleLocation”>A leader of a Utah-based polygamous faith who has been charged in connection with a food stamp fraud and money laundering scheme has escaped from his pre-trial home confinement, officials said on Monday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office of Utah said on its Twitter account that Lyle Jeffs fled sometime ...

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Uber is added to surge-pricing lawsuit, could prompt arbitration

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick speaks to students during an interaction at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus in Mumbai, India, January 19, 2016. Reuters/Danish Siddiqui A federal judge said Uber Technologies Inc can be added as a defendant in an antitrust lawsuit against its chief executive officer over its ...

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Louisiana Supreme Court rejects hearing appeal on local fracking ban

The Louisiana Supreme Court has refused to hear a case brought by a locality that opposes the state’s approval of drilling operations. The parish government says it could lead to hydraulic fracturing that could possibly imperil its drinking water. In a 4-3 decision on Friday, the state Supreme Court upheld ...

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Sumner Redstone calls Viacom CEO claims 'offensive': filing

Sumner Redstone, executive chairman of Viacom Inc and CBS Corp, poses for a photo after answering questions at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S. May 2, 2012. Reuters/Danny Moloshok/File Photo <span class="articleLocation”>Viacom Inc (VIAB.O) controlling stockholder Sumner Redstone called it “offensive and untrue” to suggest that ...

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Man who tried to grab gun at Trump rally says wanted to shoot candidate: court document

Republican U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, June 18, 2016. Reuters/Nancy Wiechec <span class="articleLocation”>A man arrested over the weekend trying to wrestle a gun from a police officer at a Las Vegas rally by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told an investigator ...

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'Virtually unregulated': Radioactive fracking-waste rules in the US slammed in report

States involved in the fracking boom employ a patchwork of laws to deal with radioactive drilling waste, according to a new report. The US government does not fully regulate disposal, and industry is largely left to self-regulate. The Marcellus Shale in the Appalachian Basin is the center of heightened hydraulic ...

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Harvard endowment to rely more on outside managers, cuts staff

A student stands in the entranceway of a building at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts November 16, 2012. Reuters/Jessica Rinaldi Harvard University will rely more on outside money managers to oversee the Ivy League school’s $37.6 billion endowment as it scales back on making direct stock picks, it said on ...

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