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Charges: Cop-killer Brian Fitch said, "I hate cops and I'm guilty"

CityPages blotter - Fri, 2014-08-01 14:00
This afternoon, Brian Fitch was charged with first-degree murder (among many other charges) for allegedly killing Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick on Wednesday.The charging documents...
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Just a little hamster hanging out in his tiny hamster house

BoingBoing - Fri, 2014-08-01 13:57

By Lily Mae Pinner. "No Hamsters were harmed," she says. "He likes to play in the doll's house and got lots of strokes for being such a good actor." I predict he gets a Vans sponsorship, or a spot in the clothing manufacturer's next TV ad. [Video Link via Laughing Squid]

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Ebola-fear athletes seek longer stay

BBC UK Ed. - Fri, 2014-08-01 13:54
Up to 30 Commonwealth Games athletes from Sierra Leone are considering extending their stay in Glasgow amid fears over the Ebola virus.
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'In the sun: Season of Summer Light,' a photo from the Boing Boing Flickr Pool

BoingBoing - Fri, 2014-08-01 13:53


Photo: Toni Ahvenainen

Boing Boing reader Toni Ahvenainen shared this wonderful photo in our Flickr Pool, "In the sun: Season of Summer Light, Week 31, Saturday." Read the rest

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Uganda court annuls anti-gay law

BBC UK Ed. - Fri, 2014-08-01 13:52
Uganda's Constitutional Court annuls a tough anti-gay law that had drawn widespread criticism by Western governments and human rights activists.
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Working for a living...

Minnesota Flickr - Fri, 2014-08-01 13:47

Zeolite C O posted a photo:

Way more than a Huey Lewis song. This is the real deal here. Cleaning out switches at Duluth, Minnesota's Rice's Point yard on a bitterly cold March 15, 2002 day.

I had a brief conversation with this gentleman. He seemed quite happy to let me know he was to retire soon. After last winter I can really relate. I hope he's alive and doing well!

Canon F-1 on Kodachrome 25.

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Gaza Cease-Fire Collapses

ForeignPolicy blog - Fri, 2014-08-01 13:40
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'Nine militants killed' in Xinjiang

BBC UK Ed. - Fri, 2014-08-01 13:39
Nine militants are shot dead by police and one captured in the restive Chinese region of Xinjiang, the Xinhua news agency reports.
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End of Radio Shack

BoingBoing - Fri, 2014-08-01 13:32

Radio Shack is on its deathbed: $62 million in cash left which apparently isn't even enough to close the 1,100 stores it needs to shut down to stay on life support.

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Where does the word "scientist" come from?

BoingBoing - Fri, 2014-08-01 13:24

This account of the 19th-century debate over whether or not the word "scientist" is accurate and pleasing to hear is a great reminder that some of the best history stories are the ones you don't even think to ask about.

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VIDEO: Film Review - the week's new films

BBC UK Ed. - Fri, 2014-08-01 13:06
Film critic Jason Solomons reviews the week's film releases, including Joe, Hercules and Earth to Echo.
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Fantastic cookbook of extremely inexpensive meals

BoingBoing - Fri, 2014-08-01 13:06

Good and Cheap is a free/donation-based ebook filled with recipes geared toward helping you eat on $4 a day — which is the average amount SNAP (food stamp) recipients have to spend.

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The World This Week in Photos

ForeignPolicy blog - Fri, 2014-08-01 12:58
An embattled Syria celebrates Eid-al-Fitr; violence continues in Gaza; and anti-government protests heat up in the Philippines.
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In China, panty-clad peaches that look like delicious little butts

BoingBoing - Fri, 2014-08-01 12:55

These images of peaches dressed up like butts have been making the viral rounds. This is said to be A Thing Among Chinese Fruit Vendors, but who are we to fact-check?

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When Buddhists call for genocide

BoingBoing - Fri, 2014-08-01 12:47

There's a fascinating story in the American Buddhist magazine Shambala Sun about the Burmese Buddhists who are killing and harassing their Muslim neighbors. Thoughtful and full of context, it is very much worth a read.

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#MercuryAtLynx

MN Flickr - Fri, 2014-08-01 12:47

Phoenix Mercury posted a photo:

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 31: Diana Taurasi #3 of the Phoenix Mercury moves the ball up court against the Minnesota Lynx during the WNBA game on July 31, 2014 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

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#MercuryAtLynx

MN Flickr - Fri, 2014-08-01 12:47

Phoenix Mercury posted a photo:

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 31: Penny Taylor #13 of the Phoenix Mercury shots a free throw against the Minnesota Lynx during the WNBA game on July 31, 2014 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

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#MercuryAtLynx

MN Flickr - Fri, 2014-08-01 12:47

Phoenix Mercury posted a photo:

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 31: Penny Taylor #13 of the Phoenix Mercury drives to the basket against Maya Moore #23 of the Minnesota Lynx during the WNBA game on July 31, 2014 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images)

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#MercuryAtLynx

MN Flickr - Fri, 2014-08-01 12:47

Phoenix Mercury posted a photo:

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 31: Candice Dupree #4 of the Phoenix Mercury goes for the shot against Seimone Augustus #33 of the Minnesota Lynx during the WNBA game on July 31, 2014 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

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