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1 Dead, 7 Injured After Ride Malfunctions At Ohio State Fair

One person was killed and at least seven others injured when a ride malfunctioned Wednesday night at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus. The accident occurred at 7:19 p.m.  local time on a ride known as “Fireball,” according to local news station WKBW. As seen in a bystander’s video, a part of the mechanical ride came loose as the fast-moving ...

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Here's How World Leaders Reacted To Trump's Transgender Military Ban

President Donald Trump’s tweets on Wednesday forbidding transgender people from serving in the U.S. military sent a shock to America’s LGBTQ community.  As Americans reacted with concern and disappointment, leaders from countries around the world used the moment to share a message of their own to LGBTQ communities that bravely serve in their country’s armed forces. Trump said the military ...

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The Poverty And Shame Of Le Monde Diplomatique

Le Monde diplomatique, which has no editorial connection to the newspaper Le Monde, is not well known outside France. In a way, that is too bad, because it is typical of the French intellectual and journalistic scene – typical, too, of the brand of populism checked by Emmanuel Macron’s election, but which remains deeply rooted in France. This article came ...

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What's The Freakiest Thing You've Seen A Kid Say Or Do?

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Does it get worse than “I see dead people?” Kids do some pretty weird stuff. Miramax Films Some of it’s just straight-up creepy. Spyglass Entertainment Maybe you’ve seen your niece pick up a picture of a dead relative and tell you a story about them that she couldn’t possibly know. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Perhaps a kid has, ...

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The Angle: Another Cruel Ban Edition

<!– Trump’s transgender ban and the problem with experimental treatments, in Slate’s daily newsletter. Slate’s daily newsletter on Trump’s transgender ban, gentrification, and experimental medical treatments. By Chau Tu Dozens of protesters gather in Times Square near a military recruitment center to show their anger at President Trump’s decision to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving in the ...

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We know CTE is a problem in the NFL, but we still don’t know how big of one.Ronald Martinez/Getty Images News alerts flashed across the internet on Tuesday afternoon, touting the results of a major new study of football’s effects on the brain. Reports described it as the “biggest ever ” of its kind: A team of researchers based at ...

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How Democrats Condescend to the White Working Class

Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., holds up his son’s combat boots, which he campaigned in, at a rally at Courthouse Plaza in Arlington, Virginia, in 2006.Tom Williams/Getty Images Listen to Episode 793 of Slate’s The Gist: Advertisement According to Joan C. Williams , about a third of the country feels talked down to. These are the white working class folks, the ...

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