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Friendly black bear killed after people feed it, take selfies
By:  WFLA
Updated: Jun 18, 2019 07:29 AM EDT

(Photo: Washington County Sheriff's Office)

(WFLA) -- A friendly black bear in Oregon has been euthanized because of its sociable behavior, officials said.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said the bear had been seen near a popular boat ramp at a lake in Scoggins Valley Park, which is about 34 miles west of Portland, and had become habituated to the area.

"Law enforcement became aware of interactions between the bear and humans after some individuals took "selfie" photographs of themselves and the bear and posted them on social media. Over the past week, officers were called to the same area several times where individuals had left food for the animal," wildlife officials said in a press release.

Local law enforcement officials were called to the area after receiving two calls about the bear and warned visitors to stay away.

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A pair of anti-Trump protesters directed racist abuse at Fox News contributor Lawrence Jones at a New York City rally over the weekend.

Jones, the editor-in-chief of Campus Reform, was interviewing participants at the demonstration held by the NYC Coalition to Impeach Donald Trump at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan on Saturday when he was heckled.

Jones said Monday night that the men who insulted him Saturday were "upset" and "fearful."

"They know that with our reports and exposing the poverty and the failure of policies that all these Democrat cities have been doing to many people that look like me... they believe that all black people need to think the same way. They want us to stay on the welfare system so we can't progress in life and I'm going to expose it every single day," Jones said. "If they think I'm going to stand down because they yelled obscene things to me, they got another think coming."

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A Broadway depiction of former President Bill Clinton and former First Lady Hillary Clinton will be ending its run early due to underwhelming ticket sales.

The production of "Hillary and Clinton" was scheduled to close July 21, but producer Scott Rudin announced Monday that its final performance will be held Sunday. June 23. The play cost $4.2 million to produce and accumulated only $4.7 million at the box office, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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The U.S. military has lifted its long-standing curfew for troops on the Korean Peninsula, if the roughly 28,500 U.S. service members can behave.

The curfew is being lifted for 90 days by Army Gen. Robert Abrams, commander of all troops on the peninsula, from June 17 to Sep. 17.

The suspension will serve as an evaluation period to assess whether the curfew can be lifted permanently. It is an opportunity to demonstrate U.S. troops’ ability to maintain good order and discipline at all times and under all conditions, the command said in a statement this weekend.

Part of the reason for testing a lift of the curfew is to increase the quality of life for troops stationed in South Korea.

“South Korea is an assignment of choice with countless regional and cultural opportunities for assigned personnel. The intent of the curfew suspension is to provide [U.S. Forces-Korea] personnel greater access to all Korea has to offer,” Col. Jonathan Doyle, U.S. Forces-Korea provost marshal, said.

“Our professional service members will act in accordance with our standards of conduct and Korean laws at all times," Doyle added.

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An Immigration and Customs Enforcement pilot of new rapid DNA testing at the border has found that nearly a third of those tested were not biologically related to the children in their custody.

ICE conducted the pilot for a few days earlier this month in El Paso and McAllen, Texas, finding about 30 per cent of those tested were not related to the children they claimed were their own, an official told the Washington Examiner.

The official said that these were not cases of step-fathers or adoptive parents.

'Those were not the case. In these cases, they are misrepresented as family members,' the official said.

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The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a ruling against two Oregon bakers who refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.

The couple, Melissa and Aaron Klein, cited religious beliefs as their reason for not providing services for a gay wedding. This touched off the latest in a series of such cases making headlines in recent years. During the court's last term, justices ruled in favor of a Colorado baker in a similar situation, stating that a state body demonstrated improper hostility toward the baker's religion in finding that he violated a state anti-discrimination law.


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Bernard Thomas, better known as Bishop Bullwinkle, is dead at 70 years old. The Floridian pastor is best known for the viral song Hell 2 Da Naw Naw.


 
Bishop Bullwinkle has appeared in several popular videos performing the song, one of which has 37 million views from his official YouTube channel.

His death was confirmed by his family on Sunday on his Facebook profile:

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The Toronto Raptors are set to have their NBA championship victory parade Monday but a decision has yet to be made about whether the team will end up visiting the White House.

The mayor of Ottawa – Canada’s capital – tweeted Friday that the Raptors should skip the White House visit and head directly to the city instead to visit the country’s parliament.

“Hey @Raptors  forget the White House for a victory lap. Come to Ottawa and parliament hill so Canada can congratulate you!  How about it @JustinTrudeau,” Mayor Jim Watson wrote.

It wasn’t clear whether the Raptors will be invited to the White House. President Trump hasn’t tweeted about the Raptors since the team defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals last week.

Previously in 2017, Trump rescinded a White House invitation to the Warriors after they won the title. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant both had made remarks critical of the president’s administration.

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Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who was famously outed for pretending to be black, has come out on her own terms this time and announced that she’s bisexual.

“My first kiss was with a girl when I was 18. I am bisexual,” Dolezal wrote on Twitter.


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President Trump and his defenders can successfully attack former Special Counsel Robert Mueller or congressional Democrats on impeachment – but not both. The independent voters who will decide the 2020 election don’t have time for multiple sets of arguments.

Moreover, independent voters have limited interest in all things political. So the president and his advocates should keep it simple and focus on Congress, not Mueller, who resigned Wednesday.

Indeed, the May 1 Harvard CAPS Harris survey found 65 percent of the public disagreed with the statement that “Democrats in Congress should initiate impeachment proceedings against President Trump.”

The same poll found that 60 percent of the public agreed with the decision by Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that “the facts and public actions of President Trump did not amount to obstruction of justice, especially since there was no underlying collusion

Knowing what they know today, if House Democrats move forward on the impeachment of President Trump, five things will happen.

First, swing voters will conclude the Democrats are conducting a highly partisan exercise.

Second, impeachment talk will largely or completely obscure anything else House Democrats will do legislatively. Voters could decide the Democrats are a do-nothing bunch.

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General Discussion Forum / BRIDEZILLA BRAWL
« on: June 16, 2019, 05:15:01 PM »
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Reddit user Mira11 took the site’s Bridezilla forums to share a story about his cousin’s wife (Emma) getting revenge on a woman (Sarah) who ruined her wedding (he claims to have changed the names of the two brides). It all started when Sarah decided to announce her engagement in the middle of Emma’s wedding reception.


According to the original post, “after the ceremony was over and the party had only just started, one of the bridesmaids (Sarah) decided to announce her own engagement. The attention was immediately taken away from the newlyweds and brought to the bridesmaid (who I'll call Sarah) and her equally-smug fiancé.


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A man who snagged a $177,000 villa for $9,100 now believes he was scammed by the Florida county that put the property up for auction for unpaid property taxes.

The villa turns out to be a 1-foot-by-100-foot strip of land that separates two villas in Tamarac and is worth $50, the Sun Sentinel reports.


Broward County sold the parcel to Kerville Holness at an online auction of tax delinquent properties in March.

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General Discussion Forum / NYC Under Water
« on: June 16, 2019, 02:15:06 PM »
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New York City underwater? Gas over $9 a gallon? A carton of milk costs almost $13? Remember when that happened on June 12, 2015? No? This was the wildly-inaccurate world of 2015 predicted by ABC News 11 years ago this week. Appearing on Good Morning America in 2008, Bob Woodruff hyped Earth 2100, a special that pushed apocalyptic predictions of the then-futuristic 2015.

The segment included supposedly prophetic videos, such as a teenager declaring, "It's June 8th, 2015. One carton of milk is $12.99." (On the actual June 8, 2015, a gallon of milk cost, on average, $3.39.) Another clip featured this prediction for 2015 "Gas reached over $9 a gallon." (In reality, gas cost an average of $2.75 four years ago.)


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Just desserts…
A lesbian-owned vegan cafe in Melbourne, Australia that charged an 18 percent “man tax” went out of business after only being in business for less than two years.

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something the American economy has never experienced before

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There are more jobs than people out of work, something the American economy has never experienced before

There are 6.7 million job openings and just 6.4 million available workers to fill them, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

April marked the second month in a row that there were more vacancies than available hires, a phenomenon that had not happened before 2018.

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