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Study says Black Twitter is putting words in our mouths, literally

Black Twitter has already been acknowledged as a pop culture force to be reckoned with, but now a new study has found that it may also be America’s greatest source of linguistic creativity. According to Quartz, “A new study, led by Jack Grieve, a professor of corpus linguistics at the University of Birmingham in the UK, analyzed ...

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Kavanaugh Battle Carries Echoes of the Past

The U.S. Senate appears to be moving toward a final showdown over the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s choice to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh’s nomination was thrown into turmoil after a California professor, Christine Blasey Ford, alleged that he sexually assaulted her at a ...

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Despite Optics of Inter-Korea Summit, Denuclearization Still Distant

Despite the sound bites and photos that emerged from the third summit between the leaders of South Korea and North Korea, peace and denuclearization ...

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US Prepared to Strike in Cyberspace

The United States is prepared to go on the offensive in cyberspace to ensure adversaries know there is a price to pay for hacks, network intrusions ...

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In South Africa, being a racist prick has legal consequences, as one ex-politician learned

Unlike in the United States where going on racist rants against current and past presidents only damages your reputation, in South Africa, it can ...

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White House: 'Significant Progress' on Puerto Rico Year After Hurricane

The White House said Thursday it has made "significant progress" in restoring normal life on the U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico, exactly a year after the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria. It said the Federal Emergency Management Agency ...

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Inter-Korea Progress Has US Ready to Resume North Korea Talks

The leaders of North and South Korea Wednesday hailed a series of agreements they said were aimed at turning the Koreas into a “land of peace without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats.” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korea’s Moon Jae-in Wednesday issued the pledge at a summit in the North’s capital, Pyongyang. WATCH: Steve Miller's ...

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Republicans Want Decision on Whether Kavanaugh Accuser Will Testify

The head of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee says the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her has until Friday morning to indicate she plans to testify before the panel in a hearing Monday. California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her 36 years ...

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Senator Pushes Woman Accusing Kavanaugh of Assault to Testify

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee wrote a letter Wednesday to the lawyers for the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ...

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Will peace follow South Korean President's Pyongyang trip?

North Korea has agreed to shut one of the country's main missile testing and launch sites.

South African court OKs private use of cannabis

In a unanimous ruling hailed by activists campaigning for the legalization of marijuana, the judges declared unconstitutional three sections of the Constitution that prohibited cannabis consumption, possession and cultivation.

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In Pictures: South Korea's Moon Jae-in attends Pyongyang Mass Games

South Korea's president attended the events at Pyongyang's May Day stadium during his visit.

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Florence: Two patients dead after van swept away in floods

A van carrying two mental health patients in South Carolina was overtaken by floods, officials say.

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FEMA to Test New Nationwide Presidential Text Alerts

On October 3 at 2:18 p.m. EDT, cell phones across America will ring twice with an unusually loud tone, letting their owners know President Donald Trump has just texted them about an emergency. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a public warning ...

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North Korea's Kim Jong-un agrees to shut missile site

South Korea's president says he and his North Korea counterpart have agreed ways to achieve denuclearisation.

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Kim Jong-un Promises Historic Visit to South Korea

During a summit meeting between North and South Korea on Wednesday, Kim Jong-un agreed to take steps toward denuclearization and to visit Seoul. He ...

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Trump: US-North Korea Ties Better Since He Became President

Shortly after North Korea conditionally agreed Wednesday to dismantle its main nuclear complex in Yongbyong, U.S. President Donald Trump said relations with Pyongyang have improved since he took office. "It was inevitable we were going to war in North Korea, and now, ... the relationships, I have to tell you, at least on a personal basis, ... /
The Download | September 19th: Charlamagne Tha God exec producing documentary on Bakari Sellers + Lori Lightfoot the next mayor of Chicago? + Tish James makes history in New York City

It’s Wednesday, Sept 19th— and these are trending political stories— you should know. Starting with Charlamagne Tha God– who’s executive produced a new documentary about attorney, politician and CNN commentator, Bakari Sellers. While I breathe, I hope takes us back on Sellers 2014 run for lieutenant governor of the great state of South ...

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Trump Visits Hurricane-Damaged North Carolina

President Donald Trump arrived Wednesday in North Carolina to see the destruction left behind by Hurricane Florence and the challenging relief efforts that are underway. "We will never forget your loss, we will never leave your side.  We are with you all the way. And to all those impacted by this entire storm our entire American family is with ...

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South Korean director Lee Yoon-Taek jailed for sex assaults

Theatre director Lee Yoon-Taek was accused by multiple women in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

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Gangs put rare sea snail 'under threat'

A survey finds drug gangs are involved in the illegal fishing of abalone, putting it at risk.

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South Africa gangs 'threaten' rare sea snail existence

A survey finds drug gangs are involved in the illegal fishing of abalone, putting it at risk.

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Community Comes Together in Wake of Hurricane Florence

The worst of Hurricane Florence's sweep through the American south is only now becoming clear as coastal rivers and lakes reach historic levels. But ...

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Proposed Inter-Korean Projects Could Violate UN, US Sanctions

As South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for their third summit, there is increasing concern that the inter-Korean economic projects Seoul envisions could violate sanctions and fracture the U.S.-South Korean alliance. “The South Korean government appears to be headed in the direction of, or inclined to ...

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Trump: 'Hard for Me to Imagine' Kavanaugh Assaulted Teen in 1982

U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that "it's very hard for me to imagine" that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a teenage girl 36 years ago when both were in high school, an alleged attack the woman says left her fearful for her life. Trump said he hopes Kavanaugh's accuser, California psychology professor ...

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The war that never officially ended

As the leaders of North and South Korea meet, one issue on the table is declaring an end to a decades-old conflict.

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