Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Oct. 22, 2018
Can’t sleep? Perhaps you’re overtired
Oct. 23, 2018
Jeff Flake Tells 'The View' He Doubted Brett Kavanaugh But Voted For Him Anyway
Oct. 22, 2018
A man who allegedly groped a woman during a flight told authorities after he was arrested that “the president of the United States says it’s OK to grab women by their private parts,” according to a complaint by the FBI.
Oct. 24, 2018
Crude pipe bombs targeting various prominent political figures including former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, former Attorney General Eric Holder and congresswoman Maxine Waters were intercepted Tuesday night and Wednesday. Suspicious packages were also discovered at CNN's New York offices and at a Congressional mail sorting facility in Maryland.
Oct 24, 2018, 3:46 PM ET
What we know about the explosives and suspicious packages delivered in New York, DC
George Soros, Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, The Time Warner Center which is home to CNN’s New York offices, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Rep. Maxine Waters : D-California
Oct. 24, 2018
suspicious package also addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan
Oct. 23, 2018
A concerted Russian hacking and online disinformation campaign in 2016 sought to tip the US presidential election toward Donald Trump. Two weeks ahead of midterm congressional elections, Moscow's operatives are at it again.
#MAGA -- Trump's rallying call to "Make America Great Again" -- remains the top hashtag among 18,000 tweets pumped out daily by hundreds of Russia-backed and allied Twitter accounts monitored by Hamilton 68, a tracking operation of the Alliance for Securing Democracy in Washington.
"Now the people sitting at the IRA in St Petersburg, they don't even have to create this stuff. It's created for them."
- Retweeting angry Americans -
One example, said Ben Nimmo, who runs the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab, was the intense, two-week online battle over Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in September.
The massive amount of false reports and virulent personal attacks across social media came largely from American accounts, he said.
The Russians needed only stir the pot by retweeting and reposting them, which can be done with bots.
Oct. 23, 2018
The GOP systematically has pared voting rolls, required tougher proof of eligibility and shortened voting periods. There's a clear purpose: to hold down the votes of minorities and young voters, who tend to vote Democratic, under the pretense of preventing fraud.
Sometimes the restrictions come from Republican-controlled state legislatures, but often they're the handiwork of the state official who manages the electoral machinery, usually the secretary of state. Republicans control that office in 29 of the 46 states that conduct partisan elections, including the big swing states.
The tougher requirements aren't subtle in their partisan effect. In Texas, a permit to carry a concealed weapon entitles its bearer to vote, but a student ID does not. In North Dakota, the leaders of the Standing Rock Indian reservation say that the state's ID law requiring voters to show a current street address will make it hard for citizens on tribal lands to vote because they don't live on named-and-numbered streets.

[It's almost a certainty that these people were abused by their own parents.]
Oct. 24, 2018
A Kansas man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the horrific abuse and slaying of a 3-year-old boy whose body was found encased in concrete in the laundry room of his home four months after his death.
Prosecutors called dozens of witnesses and presented more than 550 pieces of evidence during six days of trial, including parts of the concrete tomb found in the rental home where the boy had lived with his mother, Miranda Miller, and Bodine. Jurors saw videos and photos showing Evan being abused, including footage of him chained and naked in a basement, being berated by Bodine and Miller, and forced to stand in a corner for hours.
Carlo Brewer, Evan's father, celebrated the verdict but said his joy was tempered by sadness because of the cruelty his son had endured. Brewer had been fighting for custody of Evan in the months leading up to his death, and authorities had been alerted at least six times that Evan was being abused .
An autopsy couldn't determine the cause and manner of Evan's death because his body was so badly decomposed by the time he was chipped out of the block of concrete. He had Benadryl in his system, and Miller said she thinks Bodine sickened him in the days leading up to his death by force-feeding him large amounts of salt.
Bodine's own daughter, Samantha Johnson, also testified about the physical abuse she suffered from her father, saying her experience was similar to Evan's.
Brewer said he hopes his son's death will lead to more efforts to confront child abuse.
"Take a step back and question what you're doing as a parent, question if it's the right way to discipline or not or if it's abuse," Brewer said. "Because it's got to stop. It's got to stop."
tags: child abuse

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