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Fears about Trump’s reaction are STOPPING North Korea from attacking US, general claims

The US leader and Kim Jong-un have been embroiled in a war of words since Trump took office last year, with an exchange of insults and threats putting the world on the brink of war. A year which saw the North Korean regime develop nuclear weapons that could reach the US mainland, as well as conduct its most powerful nuclear bomb test ever, made war a seemingly ever-likely prospect – but it appears to have had the opposite effect. Speaking in London at an event hosted by British think tank…

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After outcry, Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5 million film fee

NEW YORK — Following an outcry over a significant disparity in pay between co-stars, Mark Wahlberg agreed Saturday to donate the $1.5 million he earned for reshoots for “All the Money in the World” to the sexual misconduct defense initiative Time’s Up. Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams attend the premiere of “All The Money In The World” on Dec. 18, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Kevin Winter / Getty Images Wahlberg said he’ll donate the money in the name of his co-star, Michelle Williams, who reportedly made less than $1,000…

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Frankie Muse Freeman, civil rights attorney, dies at 101

National civil rights lawyer and activist Frankie Muse Freeman, whose landmark court battle ended legal public housing discrimination in St. Louis, died Friday. She was 101. Freeman’s daughter, Shelbe Patricia Bullock, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that her mother died Friday night surrounded by family. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights arrive in Jackson, Mississippi, Feb. 10, 1965. From left are, John A. Hannah,Robert S. Rankin, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, Erwin N. Griswold and Frankie Muse Freeman. AP Freeman left an indelible mark on the U.S. legal system by trying…

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Hawaii missile warning branded ‘INEXCUSABLE’ as residents ‘in tears’ following false alarm

An automated warning telling Hawaiians to “seek immediate shelter” was sent out to phones earlier today, prompting some to scramble for cover in storm drains and others to huddle in basements.  One man told of how, after receiving the alert and believing it to be real, he was forced to make a split second decision on which of his family members he would spend the last moments of his life with. A second message, delivered nearly 40 minutes later, said there was no threat or danger.  Hawaii’s governor David Ige…

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Protesters ransack H&M stores over ‘racist’ ad

JOHANNESBURG — Protesters angered by a “racist” H&M advertisement ransacked several of the Swedish fashion group’s South African stores on Saturday. The Economic Freedom Fighters, or EFF, protesters targeted six H&M stores in the Gauteng province, where South Africa’s economic hub of Johannesburg is located, tearing down shop displays and throwing clothes around, police said. An H&M at the Sandton City shopping mall in Johannnesburg is closed after members of the Economic Freedom Fighters opposition party stormed the store in protest on Jan. 13, 2018. Wikus De Wet / AFP…

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Science 

A Man Is Holding a 10-Year-Old Boy Hostage and Firing at Officers, Police Say

Authorities outside Cincinnati say a man is holding a 10-year-old boy hostage at an apartment complex and has been shooting at officers More (WEST CHESTER, Ohio) — Authorities outside Cincinnati say a man is holding a 10-year-old boy hostage at an apartment complex and has been shooting at officers and their vehicles. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says no one has been hurt since the hostage situation began early Saturday after midnight. He says there was an altercation inside an apartment and that a man who doesn’t live there stayed…

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Technology 

Hawaii missile alert on smartphones was false alarm – CNET

Waikiki Beach on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Residents of the islands got spooked by a bogus alert about a missile attack. Sergi Reboredo/Getty Images An emergency alert notification that went out Saturday warning of a missile strike on Hawaii was a false alarm, state officials said. “Hawaii – This is a false alarm. There is no incoming missile to Hawaii,” read a tweet from congressional Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. “I have confirmed with officials there is no incoming missile.” In her tweet, Gabbard included a screengrab from a phone, showing…

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Here's What the Hawaii Missile Alert Looked Like on People's Phones

A false alert about a ballistic missile in Hawaii Saturday sent the state — and the internet — into a panic. Authorities confirmed the alert was an error, and Hawaii’s Governor David Ige said he was meeting with authorities to determine what caused the alarm. According to screenshots, the alert read, “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” A screenshot shows messages of emergency alerts on Jan. 13, 2018 for residents of Hawaii More Here are some of the screenshots and stories circulating…

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Before you buy a Bluetooth speaker, read this – CNET

The Vizio SB-3621 system. Sarah Tew/CNET The Vizio SB3621 isn’t just a terrific little sound bar system for movies and TV, it’s also a sweet Bluetooth speaker for playing tunes. It’s the first sound bar CNET ever reviewed to earn five stars and an Editors’ Choice award. Heck, I’d be just as enthusiastic about the $149 SB3621 if it sold for $300, it’s that good. The full CNET review posted last August. It’s first and foremost a sound bar, but I also spent time playing tunes over the SB3621, and…

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Sport 

Rio Ferdinand jokes Cenk Tosun had ridiculous clause written into Everton contract

Tosun joined Everton from Turkish giants Besiktas for £27million in the first week of the transfer window. The striker made his Toffees debut today against Tottenham and struggled in his side’s 4-0 loss at Wembley. Tottenham dominated the 62 minutes he was on the pitch as his Everton team-mates failed to offer him much support up top. Ferdinand says Tosun has to get used to Sam Allardyce’s style of football where he is often left alone in attack. But he has seen positives in the 26-year-old that could mean he…

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