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Zimbabwe army says Robert Mugabe is "safe and sound" amid reports of explosions in capital


HARARE, Zimbabwe — At least three explosions were heard in Zimbabwe’s capital early Wednesday and military vehicles were seen in the streets after the army commander threatened to “step in” to calm political tensions over 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe‘s possible successor. The ruling party accused the commander of “treasonable conduct.” A …

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Anti-Trump hotel is coming to DC


Perhaps inspired by the presence of the Trump International Hotel in the nation’s capital, Eaton Workshop, a hotel with an activist bent, is opening in Washington, D.C., around spring 2018. Eaton Workshop describes its brand as being built around social activism and community engagement, labeling itself as the world’s first …

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At least 5 dead in California shooting spree


Last Updated Nov 14, 2017 3:48 PM EST RANCHO TEHAMA, Calif. — At least five people are dead, including a suspected shooter, and students are among the injured after shootings at several scenes in rural northern California including an elementary school, according to a Tehama County sheriff’s official. Three local …

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Coworkers chip in to surprise hardworking teen


For the past two years, 19-year-old Noah Robinson has been living on his own. He said he left his unstable home life behind and never looked back. He was determined to make a better life for himself. Six months ago, Robinson started working at Glastender Inc., a family-owned business that …

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First hijab-wearing Barbie based on Olympic fencer


Mattel has unveiled the newest Barbie doll in it’s “Sheroes” collection, modeled after Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad. The doll wears a fencing outfit and hijab — a first for Barbie.  Mattel has unveiled a new Barbie doll modeled after Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad.  Mattel Muhammad and model Ashley Graham revealed …

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Smart toys have big security flaws, consumer group finds


Some of the coolest gifts on the shelves this year have security flaws that leave them vulnerable to hacking and could put children at risk. Consumer safety group Which? researched connected toys for 12 months, and found vulnerabilities in the Furby Connect, I-Que Intelligent Robot, CloudPets and Toy-fi Teddy. It found that …

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Despair as death toll jumps after massive Iran quake


SARPOL-E-ZAHAB, Iran — Rescuers on Tuesday used backhoes and heavy equipment to dig through the debris of buildings toppled by a powerful earthquake on the border between Iran and Iraq, with weeping women crying out to God as aid workers found new bodies. Iran’s state-run news agency said Tuesday that …

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