How fake news sites frequently trick big-time journalists

How fake news sites frequently trick big-time journalists

It would’ve been one hell of a story. Early this month, “news” surfaced that Michael Jordan—yes, the Michael Jordan—had threatened to move his NBA team, the Charlotte Hornets, from North Carolina unless the state repealed a law barring transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice. Air Jordan hadn’t seemed so heroic since he saved Bugs Bunny in the 1996 movie Space Jam. Except the news was as fictional as the film.

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‘Making A Murderer’ Steven Avery Exonerated By August 29, 2016?

'Making A Murderer' Steven Avery Exonerated By August 29, 2016?

Avery’s lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, has asked the court to extend the time for filing the brief by 90 days – until August 29, 2016. The document titled “Motion to extend the time for filing defendant-appellant’s brief,” (read the document here) submitted by Zellner and Tricia Bushnell, states that the record in the case in question was filed on April 20, 2016. While the brief is due on May 31, 2016 (40 days thereafter), the document states that “despite diligent and extensive efforts…

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Afghanistan’s carpet makers have long made “war rugs.” What’s the latest? Drone rugs.

Afghanistan's carpet makers have long made "war rugs." What's the latest? Drone rugs.

The war rug tradition of Afghanistan has its origins in the decade of Soviet occupation of Afghanistan from 1979, and has continued through subsequent military, political and social conflicts. Afghan rug-makers began incorporating the apparatus of war into their designs almost immediately after the Soviet Union invaded their country. They continue to do so today in the wake of the United States' 2001 invasion of Afghanistan which ousted the Taliban government of Mullah Omar but has failed to bring an end to violence in the country. These days, with the ongoing drone war, these have started creeping up.

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Is Exclusion Still the Norm? Saudi Arabia and Women in the Olympic Games

Is Exclusion Still the Norm? Saudi Arabia and Women in the Olympic Games

After considerable international pressure, Saudi Arabia agreed to send two female athletes to the London 2012 Games–the first time in history the nation sent female athletes to the games. Qatar and Brunei’s female athletes at the London Games were also the first female members in the history of their Olympic participation, but in both of those countries, the policies restricting women in sports are significantly less harsh.

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Kelowna woman warns others after terrifying ordeal at U.S. border

Kelowna woman warns others after terrifying ordeal at U.S. border

After a recent trip south of the border, a Kelowna business owner says she won’t be returning to the United States without her husband by her side. Just a little over a week ago, Mary Ann Gill and a female friend were on a motorcycle trip to Elmo, Mont., from Radium Hot Springs, where they had travelled to the day before.

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Device used in Nazi coding machine found for sale on eBay

Device used in Nazi coding machine found for sale on eBay

For codebreakers with the allied forces, it was more important a discovery than the Enigma machine, offering encryption for the Nazi command that, when cracked, would hasten the end of the second world war and lead to huge breakthroughs in modern computing. Less than 80 years later, for a thrifty woman in Essex, the “telegram machine” was little more than a dusty old gadget languishing in the garden shed. But after an eagle-eyed volunteer with the National Museum of Computing (NMC) spotted an ad on eBay this week, the extremely rare, military-issue Lorenz teleprinter has been saved and provides the latest piece in…

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Meet the ‘courtroom dogs’ who help child crime victims tell their stories

Meet the 'courtroom dogs' who help child crime victims tell their stories

Getting child crime victims to open up is never easy for investigators and asking them to tell their stories to a jury can be brutally traumatizing. To help these kids overcome their fears, some courtrooms across the country are employing comfort dogs, canine companions who take the stand alongside them to calm and bolster their spirits. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports.

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