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MIRAC — the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee — reports.

At 7:20 a.m. Monday morning, July 15, 2019, MIRAC members got notice that ICE was outside a home around 42nd and Portland Ave. S., Minneapolis. Three of us arrived there within minutes to witness two unmarked all-black SUVs and 1 pickup stopped in the far left lane blocking traffic surrounding a car.

We were too late. This person was most likely following the ‘know your rights’ advice that has been given to the ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-07-16 18:22pm to the Crime forum.

Daily Stormer Publisher Should Pay Woman More Than $14 Million, Judge Recommends

he publisher of a neo-Nazi website should pay more than $14 million in damages for encouraging “an online anti-Semitic harassment and intimidation campaign” against a woman in 2016, a federal magistrate judge in Montana recommended on Monday.

In his opinion, the judge, Jeremiah Lynch, also recommended that the publisher, Andrew Anglin, be made to remove all blog posts from the website, The Daily Stormer, that encouraged readers to contact the woman, Tanya Gersh, and her family.

Within ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-07-16 18:19pm to the Crime forum.

Roger Stone avoids jail, banned from major social media after judge rules Trump friend breached gag order in Mueller case

A federal judge bans Republican operative Roger Stone from posting anything at all on major social media platforms after ruling that the longtime confidant of President Trump violated an already strict gag order in his criminal case.
Jackson barred Stone from posting on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter — but she decided not to revoke Stone’s bail bond or hold him in contempt for violating her order.
Stone had previously been dressed down by the judge for his public statements about the ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-07-16 18:16pm to the Crime forum.

Defending Trump, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway asks a reporter: 'What's your ethnicity?'

Andrew Feinberg, a White House reporter for Breakfast Media, a website about politics and technology, asked Conway, "If the president was not telling these four congresswomen to return to their supposed countries of origin, to which countries was he referring?"

Conway paused and then asked him, "What's your ethnicity?"

"Why is that relevant?" Feinberg replied.

"Because I'm asking a question. My ancestors are from Ireland and Italy," Conway shot back.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-07-16 18:07pm to the Politics forum.

The are 15 months until the election. The race is already dumb as hell.

Horserace campaign journalism has changed very little since 2016. In light of the industry’s very public failure to predict Donald Trump, against all common sense, becoming president, something resembling self-criticism took place, but it stopped at the conclusions that too much attention was paid to Hillary Clinton’s email server (yes) and that not enough emissaries were sent to diners in West Virginia (no). Before anyone in the mainstream media had a chance to expel the useless, ...
Submitted by nocash at 2019-07-16 17:49pm to the Politics forum.

'Meth-gators': Tennessee police warn flushing drugs could create hyper-aggressive alligators

"Furthermore, if it made it far enough we could create meth-gators in Shoal Creek and the Tennessee River down in North Alabama," police wrote. "They’ve had enough methed up animals the past few weeks without our help. So, if you need to dispose of your drugs just give us a call and we will make sure they are disposed of in the proper way."
Submitted by revdrew at 2019-07-16 17:23pm to the Science forum.

The State of the 2020 Democratic Primary

On a daily basis, Morning Consult is surveying over 5,000 registered voters across the United States on the 2020 presidential election. Every Monday, we’ll update this page with the latest survey data, offering an in-depth guide to how the race for the Democratic nomination is shaping up. 
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-07-16 17:04pm to the Politics forum.

That spaceship on top of a Tampa strip club? It once was the house of the future.

If you’ve driven Dale Mabry Highway in the past 50 years, you’ve likely seen it: a flying saucer, sun glistening off its shiny silver paint, perched atop the 2001 Odyssey strip club.

What you likely did not realize is the local landmark isn’t merely some extra-terrestrial, go-go dancer gimmick. It’s more than the VIP room where a customer can spend an entire tax return.

The spaceship on the roof is a Futuro house, and one of a few remaining examples of the pre-fabricated homes ...
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2019-07-16 16:41pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Captured Humboldt Park Alligator Is 5-Foot-3, Healthy And Pretty Tired

The alligator, who’s fascinated Chicago since he first popped up at the Humboldt Park lagoon last week, was “taken into custody” at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday near the lagoon’s northern shoreline.

And after at least a week of eluding capture, he was the star of a press conference at the park as the man who captured him posed for photos with the alligator before a sea of cameras and admirers. The alligator even sported a red plaid bow on his head.
Submitted by nocash at 2019-07-16 15:56pm to the The World forum.

The guy asked a band member if he wanted to fight, but didn't wait for an answer; that proved a mistake on his part

After performing at the Paradise on April 18, members of Crown the Empire were walking out to their tour bus when some rando outside walked up to member Brent Taddie, asked "You wanna fight?" and then, before Taddie could answer, punched him in the right side of his head, Paradise officials and police told the Boston Licensing Board this morning.
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This is not the first time a performer has been attacked after leaving the Paradise. In 2002, Moby was beaten and Maced outside the club.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-07-16 15:46pm to the Music forum.

Mysterious Safe Unearthed In Parking Lot Of Lakeview Synagogue

A Lakeview synagogue has unearthed a 3,000-pound mystery, and professional locksmiths are welcome to come and take a crack at it.

Plumbers found it while digging in the parking lot at the Anshe Emet Synagogue back in June when they found the massive safe buried in the ground.
Submitted by nocash at 2019-07-16 15:42pm to the The World forum.

A Sunken Cold War Nuclear Sub Is Leaking Radiation at Levels 800,000 Times Normal

And it’s leaking radiation, according to a press release issued by Norway’s Institute of Marine Research (IMR). The amount of cesium radiation leaking from the wreck is significant, at about 800,000 times the typical reading for the Norwegian Sea, but it “poses no risk to people or fish,” according to a collaborative research team involving IMR and the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA).
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-07-16 15:28pm to the The World forum.

Radiation Levels at the Marshall Islands Remain Disturbingly High

An analysis of soil samples, ocean sediment, and fruits from the Marshall Islands—the site of nearly 70 nuclear weapons tests during the 1940s and 1950s—has revealed alarmingly high levels of radiation, with some regions at levels exceeding areas affected by the Fukushima and Chernobyl disasters.

From 1946 to 1958, the United States conducted 67 nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands, a series of atolls located north of the equator between Hawaii and Australia. Twenty-three of these tests ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-07-16 15:28pm to the The World forum.

Tulip tower plans rejected by London mayor

In April, the City of London Corporation (CLC) approved the 1,000ft (305m) Tulip tower proposed for Bury Street, beside the Gherkin tower.

But Sadiq Khan said a number of concerns raised in a London Review Panel report meant it would harm the skyline and had few public benefits.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-07-16 15:23pm to the Arts forum.

Bizarre twist in missing teen case as Vatican tombs unsealed

The mystery behind the disappearance of an Italian teen 36 years ago intensified Thursday as the tombs of two 19th-century princesses buried at the Vatican were unsealed.

Not only was the body of Emanuela Orlandi not found, but neither were the remains of Princess Carlotta Federica or Princess Sophie von Hohenlohe.

“The last thing I expected was to find empty tombs,” said Orlandi’s brother, Pietro Orlandi, 60.

Emanuela, the daughter of a Holy See employee whose family lived ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-07-16 15:13pm to the Crime forum.

Gay former state official wins $1.5M in discrimination case against Branstad

Former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and a staffer discriminated against the state's then-commissioner of workers' compensation in 2011 because he's gay, and the ex-official is entitled to $1.5 million for emotional distress, a jury said Monday.

Polk County jurors found that Chris Godfrey not only proved the discrimination occurred, but also showed he was retaliated against in the form of a pay cut after refusing to quit.

"The jury heard my sexual orientation was clearly a motivating factor," ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-07-16 14:58pm to the Politics forum.

Amazon offers $10 to Prime Day shoppers who hand over their data

Amazon.com Inc has a promotion for U.S. shoppers on Prime Day, the 48-hour marketing blitz that started Monday: Earn $10 of credit if you let Amazon track the websites you visit.

The deal is for new installations of the Amazon Assistant, a comparison-shopping tool that customers can add to their web browsers. It fetches Amazon’s price for products that users see on Walmart.com, Target.com and elsewhere.

In order to work, the assistant needs access to users’ web activity, including the ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-07-16 14:56pm to the The Economy forum.

Lashana Lynch Will Play First Female 007 in New James Bond Movie: Report

British actress Lashana Lynch will reportedly become the next 007, the first woman ever to take on the debonair secret agent’s codename. Lynch, 31, will be introduced in the franchise’s 25th movie that is currently being filmed, the Mail on Sunday reports. According to the Mail, the transition will not be a re-make; Lynch will only take on Bond’s codename as he retires from MI6. Bond will still be played by Daniel Craig. “Bond, of course, is sexually attracted to the new female 007 and ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-07-16 14:49pm to the Movies forum.

Is Grimes’s Workout Routine Performance Art or What?

It’s obviously irritating when celebrities with all the best access to trainers, healthy food, spa treatments, surgeries, and therapy claim that they get their skin so good by eating crap food and focusing on the positive, but Grimes’s elaborate self-reported “training regimen” is even more emotionally draining. Almost certainly it’s a jokey commentary on such a routine, a flat-out troll, or performance-art piece. Because if not, it would be the most baroque, machine-assisted time ...
Submitted by nocash at 2019-07-16 14:23pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Eric Garner’s Death Will Not Lead to Federal Charges for N.Y.P.D. Officer

The Justice Department will not bring federal charges against a New York City police officer in the death of Eric Garner, ending a yearslong inquiry into a case that sharply divided officials and prompted national protests over excessive force by the police, according to three people briefed on the decision.

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn intend to announce the decision not to bring criminal civil rights charges on Tuesday morning, just one day before the fifth anniversary of Mr. Garner’s ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-07-16 14:50pm to the Crime forum.