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The 19-year-old guy who madeCreator of DoNotPay, which overturned 160,000 tickets in London and New York, expands service to assist those dealing with housing problems in the UK The chatbot lawyer that overturned hundreds and... thousands of parking tickets is now tackling another problem: homelessness. London-born Stanford student Joshua Browder created DoNotPay initially to help people appeal against fines for unpaid parking tickets. Dubbed "the world's first robot lawyer", Browder later programmed it to deal with a wider range of legal issues, such as claiming for delayed flights and trains and payment protection insurance (PPI).
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How to cook the perfect red velvet cake

The Guardian - 11 Aug 2016 09:45
How to cook the perfect redThis crimson cake should be showstoppingly gaudy - the baked equivalent of Dolly Parton. But should your colouring be artificial or natural? And what should you top it with? A southern American... classic, the red velvet has its origins in the 19th century, when cakes as soft and fine as that fancy fabric were the height of culinary fashion. And although the colouring came much later - variously said to stem from the faint reddish hue that results from a collision of alkaline bicarbonate of soda with acidic cocoa, or the "red" brown sugar sometimes used - by the mid-20th century, it had become the cake's calling card. One early recipe, printed in Texas's Amarillo Globe-Times in the summer of 1960, calls for four tablespoons of food dye. Mississippi native and Saveur magazine food editor Ben...
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The Pentagon won't say howHow many ground troops has the United States deployed against the Islamic State? No one knows, because the Pentagon won't say. What the Department of Defense will share is the "force management... level," which counts only the permanent troop deployments in Iraq and Syria. That tally comes to around 4,000 soldiers, but it's a serious undercounting of the total anti-ISIS forces the U.S. has on the ground in the Mideast, as temporary deployments are extremely common thanks to troop caps set by the White House. In response to repeated media requests for a full count, the Pentagon has been silent, telling The Hill it simply will not "release those numbers due to the fluid nature of their presence; those numbers fluctuate on a daily basis." Beyond temporary deployments, that variation also...
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How to destroy the rail unionA summer of discontent has arrived with a vengeance on crucial parts of Britain's rail network, bringing misery to the travelling public, writes LEO MCKINSTRY.
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How to defend yourself fromIt's a dangerous world out there, but this video from Dailymail.com might help make it a little safer for you. We spoke to Krav Maga grandmaster Rhon Mizrachi to find out how to defeat armed... attackers.
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Donald Trump? He's theClinton was unfairly derided as the wife men wish to forget. Then came Donald, the boorish sitcom husband any partner would truly dread It was Frank Luntz, the Republican pollster, who first said of... Hillary Clinton that she "reminds men of their first wife", a remark aimed at Clinton when she was still first lady, and lovingly embellished over the years by Fox News pundits going on about her "nagging voice" and "shrill" delivery. Twenty years later and it is, perhaps, a source of some amusement to note that Trump now looks like the perfect male equivalent of that archetype. If Clinton triggers first wife fear among Trump's male supporters then Trump, to large numbers of women in their 70s, is the guy in the hat on their sofa, the back of whose neck they've been staring at...
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The 2017 Range Rover is theThe Range Rover is already renowned for its off-road capabilities and benchmark setting levels of luxury but with its latest refresh, Land Rover's flagship SUV is about to make a name for itself in... terms of semi-autonomous driving and connected car technology, too.
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The 11 best new motorbikes ofWhether you're looking to commute in the city, enjoy globe-trotting adventures offroad, or graze a kneeslider at a trackday, one of these 11 motorcycles will be right for you.
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Witnesses describe horror ofThe tragic boy killed on the world’s largest waterslide left a trail of blood behind his lifeless body, two horrified witnesses recalled. Park-goers Jess Sanford and Melanie Gocke were on the... Verrückt slide at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kan., earlier in the day before little Caleb Thomas Schwab was killed on the...
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Secret Service spoke to TrumpThe Secret Service has spoken to Donald Trump's campaign about his controversial "Second Amendment" comments, CNN ­reported Wednesday. "There has been more than one conversation," the network... quoted one unnamed Secret Service official as saying. But Trump countered, tweeting: "No such meeting or conversation ever happened – a made up story by 'low ratings' @CNN."...
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How to pee in Spanx and not get wet

Daily Mail - 11 Aug 2016 14:39
How to pee in Spanx and notIt's the question on every Spanx-wearing woman's lips: How do I pee without getting them wet? And now FEMAIL can reveal the simple trick to make sure you're never in fear of going to the toilet again.
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Isis ranks dwindle to 15,000Top commander says Islamic State thought to have lost 45,000 combatants in Iraq and Syria, with many of those remaining ill prepared for battle A top US commander has claimed the military campaigns in... Iraq and Syria have taken 45,000 enemy combatants off the battlefield and reduced the total number of Islamic State fighters to as few as 15,000. Lieutenant Sean MacFarland said both the quality and number of Isis fighters was declining, while warning that it was difficult to determine accurate numbers. Earlier estimates put the number of Islamic State fighters at between 19,000 and 25,000 but US officials say the range is now roughly 15,000 to 20,000.
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A pair of house robbers in Durban were trying to escape in a stolen car when a man took matters into his own hands...
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police say they received credible information of a potential terrorist threat
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Fires Ravage Southern FranceResidents described chaotic nighttime scenes, with people fleeing the flames by car at high speed on the wrong side of the road
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Military downplayed power, threat of ISIS: report

New York Post - 11 Aug 2016 16:44
Military downplayed power,The US military routinely manipulated intelligence to play down the growing threat of ISIS — with 40 percent of analysts saying they had experienced attempts to distort their findings, a new... congressional report alleges. The report -- a joint effort from the chairmen of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Permanent Select Committee on...
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ISIS is digging up old NaziAdolf Hitler is helping ISIS from beyond the grave. The terror group is digging up old Nazi land mines and bombs across Egypt as a way to beef up their weapons arsenal, according to a report. The... Islamic State and other jihadist groups have been scouring the deserts of northwest Egypt where more than 17...
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No Prison For Colorado StudentAustin Wilkerson told friends of a fellow University of Colorado-Boulder student who drank too much at a party that he’d take care of her. Instead, he raped her as she drifted out of... consciousness and lied about what he had done. Wilkerson, 22, convicted of sexual assault of a helpless victim and unlawful sexual contact, faced a possible prison sentence of four years to life for the March 2014 attack on the freshman woman. But a judge in Boulder, Colorado, on Wednesday sentenced him to two years on work release and 20 years’ probation. “I’ve struggled, to be quite frank, with the idea of, ‘Do I put him in prison?’” said Judge Patrick Butler, according to the Daily Camera newspaper. “I don’t know that there is any great result...
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Disgraced teen-sextingAt a Donald Trump rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Wednesday evening, former Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) showed up early to secure a good seat behind Trump so he'd be on TV, as he had during State... of the Union Addresses. Foley resigned his seat under pressure in 2006, after several teenage male congressional pages came forward with sexually explicit and solicitous text messages Foley had sent them; Foley denied any contact with the teens, and the FBI investigated and filed no criminal charges. Foley sat behind Trump the entire rally, in Trump's camera shot, just as Seddique Mateen, the father of the Orlando night club shooter, had during Hillary Clinton's Florida rally two days earlier. Nate Cohn at The New York Times has a good point: I don't understand this whole line of criticism. Are...
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Glenn Beck loses round inConservative radio presenter ordered to name sources he quoted in labelling injured Saudi Arabian student the 'money man' behind 2013 attack The conservative commentator Glenn Beck must reveal the... names of confidential sources he used in reports alleging that a Saudi Arabian student injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing was "the money man" who funded the attack, a US federal judge has ruled. In her decision on Tuesday, Chief Judge Patti Saris of the US district court in Boston also rejected Beck's latest effort to dismiss Abdulrahman Alharbi's defamation case against him and TheBlaze radio network, which broadcasts Beck's radio show.
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UN demands Ethiopia admitUN high commissioner for human rights says reports from two regions were 'extremely alarming' with allegations of abuses by security forces The United Nations has urged Ethiopia to allow international... observers in to parts of the country hit by deadly weekend clashes between security forces and protesters. At least 49 people were killed at the weekend as the authorities cracked down on a wave of anti-government unrest in two key regions, central-western Oromia and Amhara in the north.
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Police shoot 14-year-old boy dead

CNN - 11 Aug 2016 03:43
Los Angels police shot and killed a 14-year-old boy after he shot at the officers, police said Wednesday.
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60 years after Jackson Pollack's death, watch a "60 Minutes" interview of Teri Horton, who said she bought a genuine Pollock for $5
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Trump Tower Climber Charged

ABC News - 11 Aug 2016 16:41
Trump Tower Climber ChargedHe is undergoing a psychological evaluation at Bellevue Hospital.
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Hugh Grant has revealed why he isn't married yet. During his first ever guest appearance on "The Howard Stern Show" on Wednesday, the 55-year-old English actor admitted that he doesn't believe in... marriage.
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