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Third white supremacist found guilty of beating black man during Charlottesville protest

Third white supremacist found guilty of beating black man during Charlottesville protest
One at a time, the white supremacists filmed last year battering a black man in a parking garage in Charlottesville, Virginia, are learning that they will be facing significant jail time. Following a series of guilty verdicts over the past few weeks, a judge on Monday found Daniel Borden, 19, guilty of assaulting DeAndre Harris during last August’s deadly...

Hey! Good news! 86-year-old gay man attends Pride for the first time

Hey! Good news! 86-year-old gay man attends Pride for the first time
Pride season is upon us, and with it come the sobs. This season's earliest nomination for "Best Video That Makes Me Weep" goes to 86-year-old Martin, who recently attended his very first gay Pride. Martin was 85 when he finally came out to his family and friends. SEE ALSO: Astrology is booming, and it's queerer than ever "I regret being such...

Chernobyl pups find forever homes

Chernobyl pups find forever homes
Hey, remember a few months back when we told you about the dogs of Chernobyl? If not, long story short: when the nuclear power plant lost its shit back in the 1980s, everyone was evacuated so quickly that they were forced to leave their pets behind. The dogs living in the area were irradiated, but continued to breed....

Trump administration condemns Venezuela’s ‘sham’ presidential election

Trump administration condemns Venezuela’s ‘sham’ presidential election
The Trump administration on Monday condemned Venezuelan officials for hosting a “sham” presidential election over the weekend, which President Nicolás Maduro easily won after critics claimed the vote was rigged in his favor. Although Maduro walked away with a second election victory on Sunday — he first ascended to the presidency in April 2013 — he did so amid extremely low...

Apple bends to Chinese government demands… again

Apple bends to Chinese government demands... again
One of the best reasons to buy a piece of Apple hardware, in my opinion, is the company’s history of protecting the privacy of its customers. Provided you're not a customer living in China. You may recall that, a while back, iOS users in China lost the ability to download most VPN clients to their phones and tablets from the...

President Trump’s attempt to sweet-talk North Korean leader results in weird coin

President Trump’s attempt to sweet-talk North Korean leader results in weird coin
It feels like only a short time ago that President Donald Trump was insulting North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, engaging in name calling and threats everywhere from Twitter to the floor of the United Nations. And yet, on Monday, CNN’s Jim Acosta tweeted an image of a commemorative coin that marks the potential upcoming U.S.-North Korea summit. There's now a...

House Republican wants American taxpayers to crowdfund Trump’s $20 billion border wall

House Republican wants American taxpayers to crowdfund Trump’s $20 billion border wall
Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) is trying to crowdfund President Trump’s border wall. Black is pushing legislation to establish a dedicated fund where Americans could make donations for the wall, which Trump administration have said will cost at least $20 billion — and which Trump promised Mexico would pay for. Real immigration reform cannot be achieved without a secure border –...

With hurricane season approaching, Puerto Ricans grapple with an island in limbo

With hurricane season approaching, Puerto Ricans grapple with an island in limbo
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — On a humid, sunny Sunday afternoon, dozens of Puerto Ricans dashed around the sprawling green hill leading to Castillo San Felipe del Morro, the looming 16th century citadel that crowns Old San Juan. Kites dotted the sky, helped along by the wind, which famously provides the area with powerful gusts on a daily basis....

This $19 course could teach you how to behave like an actual genius

This $19 course could teach you how to behave like an actual genius
What did Aristotle, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, and Steve Jobs have in common? In their own way, they each altered the course of history because of their keen intellect and insights. Some might even call them geniuses.  And now, thanks to — an online education in visionary thinking —you too can tap into all of their secret knowledge,...

This extremely weird finger animation video is really cool and also horrifying

This extremely weird finger animation video is really cool and also horrifying
If you like fingers, and you like animation, you still probably won't like this. Seed Animation Studio released a video called "Finger Machines," consisting of, you guessed it, a whole bunch of animated fingers. Somehow, it lasts for almost 2 minutes. They put fingers everywhere. There are fingers on walls. There are fingers wrapped around poles. All the fingers have...

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