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Wikitribune Is Wikipedia founder Jim Wales's Plan To Fight Fake News

Wikitribune Is Wikipedia founder Jim Wales's Plan To Fight Fake News

Wales founded Wikipedia in 2001 as a way for members of the public to contribute to an online encyclopedia, and on Tuesday launched a crowd-funding campaign to create Wikitribune . Wales wishes to transplant the "fact-based, fact-checking mentality" of Wikipedia to a news service. They will be backed up by a presumption of transparency in the site's reporting, with journalists sharing full transcripts, video and audio of interviews. Read More

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Drinking diet soda? It may be poor for your memory

These toxins can build up plaque in the brain, and cause inflammation. Those who drank a can of artificially sweetened soft drink per day were 2.96 times more likely to have an ischaemic stroke (when a blockage prevents blood flow to the brain) and 2.89 times more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, than those who drank them less than once a week. Read More

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April the giraffe's fans smash YouTube viewing records

April the giraffe's fans smash YouTube viewing records

April's livestream had more than 232 million live views and 7.6 billion minutes of live watch time since February, second only to League of Legends eSports, which has been around since 2012, YouTube said on Monday. Patch said the natural curiosity surrounding giraffes and their birthing process was a huge factor in drawing crowds. Giraffes have one of the longest gestation periods of any animal, being pregnant for 14 to 15 months on average. Read More

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Johansson's OT goal gives Capitals series win at Toronto

Johansson's OT goal gives Capitals series win at Toronto

So how different will this team - which, depending on your perspective, either overachieved after not making the playoffs the previous two years and went through a mid-season coaching change to qualify for the postseason, or failed to live up to expectations for a team with two 30-goal scorers, one of the game's best three-zone players, a still-effective hulking defenseman and a goaltender who makes $7 million a season - be altered between now and October? The goal was MacArthur's second ... Read More

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No Surprise As Jamaica Stands Out At IAAF World Relays

No Surprise As Jamaica Stands Out At IAAF World Relays

Jamaica had to settle for the bronze with a time of 3:20.26. Pre-race favourites United States of America failed to finish after first leg runner Tianna Bartoletta slipped coming off the first turn and tumbled to the track. There was a fantastic, groundbreaking event to wrap up the two-day event in a mixed 4x400m, never better scripted as host nation the Bahamas won it in dramatic fashion. Read More

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Pilot project will test guaranteed minimum income

Pilot project will test guaranteed minimum income

She said the level of support starts at just under $17,000 a year for single people, and while that isn't extravagant, she says it will make a real difference in people's lives. People with a disability could get up to $6,000 more. Participants will continue to receive provincial and federal child benefit payments on top of the basic income. Read More

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Oil price climbs after five-day drop as markets rally and Opec cuts

Bjarne Schieldrop, chief commodities analyst at Nordic bank SEB, does not expect OPEC to roll over its cuts, saying it could potentially leave the cartel vulnerable to "more stimulus of the USA shale oil sector". Investors cut bullish bets on rising ICE Brent crude futures and options by 9,811 contracts to 427,433 lots in the week to April 18. Oilfield services firm Baker Hughes reported Friday, its weekly USA rig count rose by 5 to 688, which fuelled fears that rising US shale production ... Read More

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Q Poll: Support For Legal Marijuana Hits Record High

Q Poll: Support For Legal Marijuana Hits Record High

Roughly 70 percent of users support national legalization and federal regulation of the substance. She said she thinks recreational marijuana will soon follow the state's decision to legalize and regulate medical marijuana. Seventy-three percent of Americans oppose federal enforcement of laws targeting weed in states that have already legalized it, the poll found. If passed, HB2353 would make it legal for IL residents to possess up to 28 grams and five plants of marijuana. Read More

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Campbell's recalls 4000 pounds of chicken soup after label mixup

Campbell's recalls 4000 pounds of chicken soup after label mixup

The cans were labeled as "Homestyle Healthy Request Chicken With Whole Grain Pasta". This date can be found on the bottom of the can. Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Consumer Affairs at (866) 400-0965. Campbell's notes that there were no cases of customers suffering from adverse effects due to the issue. People who have purchased this item are urged to not consume them. Read More

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Passenger Says Flight Attendant Nearly Hit Baby

American Airlines said in a statement it was investigating the incident, which took place before the plane took off on a flight from San Francisco to Dallas. "What we see on this video does not reflect our values or how we care for our customers", the statement, on Friday, said. American says the woman on the flight on April 21, was supposed to leave her doublewide stroller to be stored in the cargo bay, not take it into the cabin. Read More

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Anti-malaria vaccine a reality now

Anti-malaria vaccine a reality now

The vaccine, which trains the immune system to attack the malaria vector spread by mosquitoes, needs to be administered four times: once a month for three months and then a fourth dose 18 months later. Also funding the program are Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Unitaid. World Malaria Day falls in World Immunization Week, 24-30 April, which celebrates the widespread use of vaccines that protect people against 26 diseases. Read More

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South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act

Trump spoke over the telephone with Xi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday night to discuss steps to deal with the North Korean nuclear crisis. Washington and its allies fear Pyongyang could be preparing to conduct another nuclear missile test or launch more ballistic missiles. North Korea on Tuesday celebrates the anniversary of the founding of its military, a key holiday in the country. Read More

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Weir claims record seventh win but Pavey drops out

Weir claims record seventh win but Pavey drops out

EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt faces a more emotional challenge as he runs alongside his 19-year-old son Sam just months after the teenager was hit by a vehicle. 'The last four months have been hell for me - mentally and stuff. Kenyan Youth and Gender affairs minister Sicily Kariuki praised Keitany's victory as representing "the true spirit of a Kenyan woman - determined and focused, God-fearing and true to her mother nation, Kenya". Read More

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Mary Keitany breaks record with third London Marathon win

Mary Keitany breaks record with third London Marathon win

For many, the pre-race favourite was Kenenisa Bekele, one of the greatest distance runners of all time with a 2:03:03 PB in the marathon and the world record in the both the 5,000m and 10,000m. Robbie Simpson and Andrew Davies finished 15th and 16th respectively while Swansea's Josh Griffiths , running his first marathon, was the first Briton across the line in the mass event in 2:14.49 and could now qualify for the British team for the World Championships. Read More

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California police ask for help to find boy

California police ask for help to find boy

Police dogs and authorities searched for the boy in and around the park on the ground and in the air Saturday - deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Station joined the search on Sunday. Aramazd Andressian, Jr. was last seen by his mother via Skype last Tuesday, CBS Los Angeles reports . She didn't hear from her son again, and on Saturday, the father failed to return the boy to his mother, prompting her to call the police. Read More

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Macron looks relaxed as he casts vote

Some say that if Le Pen won the election, she could spur a controversial referendum in France to leave the European Union similarly to Brexit - a "Frexit". Polls now suggest Le Pen will have a hard time convincing enough voters to join her in the second round. "He will win because he is able to unite people from the right and the left against the threat of the National Front and he proposes real solutions for France's economy". Read More

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Delhi municipal elections: Over 9% voter turnout till 11 am

The voting for the MCD elections started at 8 AM, in around 13,000 polling stations across the city, amid ample security arrangements. The contest will see 270 seats across three municipal corporations of Delhi going to polls. People want sensible governance. BJP leader Arvinder Singh Lovely, who recently quit the Congress and joined the BJP, was among those who could not cast their vote early in the morning due to the glitches in the EVM at a polling booth in East Azad Nagar area. Read More

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Bale limps out of El Clasico

On the other end, Real Madrid will surely regret a slew of missed chances, a lot of them falling to their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo . The match seemed to have swung decisively in Barca's favour four minutes later when Ramos scythed down Messi to be shown the 22nd red card of his career. Read More

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French election: Marine Le Pen through to run-off

Some of France's major cities are yet to return their votes, but Ms Le Pen issued a stirring speech in which she promised to end mass immigration and the "free circulation of terrorists". Fillon has conceded defeat and is also throwing his support behind Macron . Macron was projected to win between 23 and 24 percent in Sunday's first round, slightly ahead of National Front (FN) leader Le Pen with between 21.6 and 23 percent, according to estimates on public television. Read More

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NBA investigating Beverley incident with fan

NBA investigating Beverley incident with fan

Now let's get to the takeaways. But three games into the first-round Western Conference playoff series, the Thunder coach says his team is battling against a clear advantage for the Rockets at the foul line. And here, Capela just mishandles a pass he's been catching all season. Because of his teammates' struggles, Harden is looking to score himself more, which is something that is certainly welcome by Rockets fans. Read More

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The best performances from the Blue-White game

The best performances from the Blue-White game

We appreciated it". "I'm a big Tommy Stevens fan", Pry said. Penn State center Connor McGovern stands on the sideline during a water break at football practice at Lasch Field in State College on Thursday, August 4, 2016. "I just try to continue to think like that, continue to just work as hard as I could and good things will happen". "It has to be physical". "Both of those guys are impressive", said linebacker Cam Brown, who played on the White Squad and was one of the defenders trying ... Read More

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Justice Dept. warns sanctuary cities in immigration fight

Following the report, the Obama administration warned cities that they could miss out on grant money if they did not comply with the law , but it never actually withheld funds. Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions engaged in a war of words on Friday over a Department of Justice statement accusing the city of being "soft on crime". Read More

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London Marathon runner carried over line by fellow runner

So concerned was Mr Rees, a Swansea Harriers running club member, that he immediately stopped and put his arm around the stricken runner, later identified as David Wyeth of Chorlton Runners. "We've got the exact same emotions but in different ways - he can't walk and I have just had an bad race, I just want to get to the finish line and so does he". Read More

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DOJ asks sanctuary cities to prove cooperation with immigration law

DOJ asks sanctuary cities to prove cooperation with immigration law

Officials in Philadelphia, Milwaukee County and Cook County said they believed they were complying with immigration laws. The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday specifically threatened to withhold grant money from nine jurisdictions it deems "sanctuary cities", demanding the cities release proof they are in compliance with a law that requires them to share information with federal authorities , including immigration officials. Read More

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Study links diet soda to stroke, dementia

Study links diet soda to stroke, dementia

He also warned that although no relation was found between sugary drinks and an increased risk of dementia or stroke , consumers should not consider them a "healthy option". Diet soda drinkers looking to save on calories could be doing themselves a disservice. While researchers encourage the public not over interpret the findings, they do recommend to drink more water and less soda. Read More

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