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Donald Trump's Top 30 Insults





Amid the 16 (yes sixteen!) candidates for Republican Presidential nominee, there is one, and only one, that stands above the rest in terms of sheer un-filtered, un-political, and some would say un-presidential outspoken-ness. In an oustanding aggregation of abuse, The Hill has documented Donald Trump's Top 30 insults (so far in the 2016 campaign alone).

 
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Frontrunning: July 20





  • Gold Plunges to Lowest Since 2010 (BBG)
  • In Greek crisis, one big unhappy EU family (Reuters)
  • Greek Banks Reopen Their Doors (WSJ)
  • Greek reshuffle hints at autumn election (FT)
  • Angela Merkel signals conditions for Greek debt talks (FT)
  • Dollar hits three-month high on rate view, pans gold (Reuters)
  • History Shows Iran Could Surprise the Oil Market (BBG)
  • ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Will Cease Publishing Cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (Newsweek)
 
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Baltimore Mayor Who Cracked Down On Excessive Force Fires Police Chief For Being Too Soft On Crime





"Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake replaced the city's police commissioner on Wednesday, saying the city needed to be more focused on suppressing a spike in violence in the months since the death of a man in police custody."

 
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When Disruption Gets Too Disruptive





With massive strikes in France and now drivers shooting passengers, Uber is making headlines everywhere. While some might say any publicity is good publicity (and any disruption is good disruption), for the firm valued at $50 billion (with a stunning operating loss of $470 million and revenues of only $415 million) perhaps there is a limit to both press and disruption...

 
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Disgraced, Demoted Pathological Liar To Collect $10 Million At MSNBC





Brian Williams - the disgraced lying ex-anchor of NBC Nightly News - has been demoted drastically to breaking news on MSNBC. He also took a significant pay cut. But do not feel too bad for the pathological narcissist. As TheWrap reports, the newsman will still earn a stunning $8-10 million. In today's consequence-less world, it appears it now pays to lie, but do not be disturbed as Williams has allegedly commented that he "identifies as an honest news anchor."

 

 
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Frontrunning: June 18





  • WSJ urges Fed to blow uberest of all bubbles: Memo to Fed: Let the Economy Overheat (WSJ)
  • Gunman at large after killing nine at black South Carolina church (Reuters)
  • Nine Dead in Charleston Shooting Labeled a 'Hate Crime' (BBG)
  • Hong Kong Votes Down Beijing-Backed Election Plan (WSJ)
  • Greece Has Already Cost Investors $897 Billion This Year (BBG)
  • Merkel Maintains Tough Stance on Greece as Deadline Looms (WSJ)
  • Small U.S. frackers face extinction amid drilling drought (Reuters)
  • Brian Williams to Stay at NBC, but Lester Holt Will Be Anchor (WSJ)
 
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Post-Freedom Act Threats Continue: Newark Flight Evacuated After Warning





Is it just us or has the frequency of scary headlines with regardto potential terrorist threats increased since The Patriot Act was sacked? Today, it is Newark. As RT reports, a heavy police presence is in Newark Airport after threat was reported to Delta flight 69, which was bound for New Jersey from London. The plane was taken to a remote place after it landed, NBC 4 New York reported. There were 191 passengers and 11 crew members on board.

 
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China Blasts Washington's "Irresponsible", "Groundless" Hacking Allegations





One the heels of last night’s hacking accusations, China has now responded, calling the US allegations “groundless” and “irresponsible.” The breach, which involves four million federal workers, could affect every agency of the U.S. government.

 
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NSA Is Offline So Here "They" Come: Multiple Bomb Threats Made Against US Aircraft, NBC Reports





Who could have seen this coming? Just 24 hours after the NSA goes "dark" from "securing" the nation against terrorist threat (by recording and storing all domestic phone calls) we get this:

BOMB THREATS PHONED INTO AIRPORTS, CNBC SAYS

According to NBC, these threats are against planes already in the sky.

 
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Military "Accidentally" Sends Live Anthrax To 9 States Via FedEx





The US military inadvertently shipped live anthrax samples to labs in nine states and one lab in South Korea. The army says it simply doesn't know what went wrong at the Dugway, Utah site from which the samples originated. Dozens of people are now being treated for possible exposure.

 
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Plains All American Pipeline Ruptures; 21,000 Barrel 4-Mile Oil Slick On Santa Barbara Beaches





Emergency officials and Exxon Mobil were responding Tuesday afternoon to a ruptured pipeline that was leaking crude oil into the ocean off the Santa Barbara County coast, authorities said. The Santa Barbara County office of emergency management has identified the responsible party as Plains All American Pipeline. As The LA Times reports, by 3:45 p.m., the leak had left a four-mile-long sheen of oil extending about 50 yards into the waters along Refugio State Beach in Goleta, said U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Andrea Anderson.

 
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