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Lesbian veteran, 90, finally gets her ‘honorable discharge’

A FedEx delivery arrived at Helen Grace James’ door on Wednesday. It was a message from the U.S. Air Force. She called two of her closest friends to come be with her before she opened it, and they arrived 20 minutes later. Once she opened it, she received the good news: The military had upgraded her discharge status to “honorable.” James had been waiting for this for more than six decades. “I’m still trying to process it,” she told NBC News. “It was both joy and shock. It was really…

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Spanish PM’s popularity plummets to historic low as Catalan crisis threatens future

Elections in the region in December handed Mr Rajoy, 62, a humiliating defeat with his People’s Party (PP) picking up just 4.2 percent of the vote, with analysts confident that his decision to outlaw an independence referendum and crack down on the separatist movement were a significant motivating factor for voters. An opinion poll compiled by Metroscopia and published in the Spanish “El Pais” newspaper on Friday suggested that if a general election were held in Spain today, the PP could expect to collect just 23.2 percent of the vote…

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Science 

Thai court drops royal insult charges against academic

Sulak Sivaraksa, center, arrives at the outside of a military court in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. A Thai military court has dropped royal insult charges against the 84-year old Thai historian who questioned whether a Thai king had actually defeated a Burmese adversary in combat on elephant-back over 500 years ago. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit) BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai military court on Wednesday dropped royal insult charges against an 84-year old historian who questioned whether a Thai king had actually defeated a Burmese adversary in combat on elephant-back…

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Lifestyle 

After Kodi BLOCKS and BANS, now comes a new free streaming WARNING

GETTY • SKY Streaming on social media has been thrown into the limelight following Kodi blocks Are social media services becoming the new bastion of free online streams? Earlier this week, a Sky customer agreed to pay £5,000 after his account was linked to an illegal stream on Facebook. The feverishly-anticipated fight between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko back in April 2017 was available exclusively on Sky Sports Box Office for £19.95. However, thousands of people enjoyed the boxing match via a Facebook live stream for free. The stream, which…

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Sport 

Liverpool locked in talks to sign Naby Keita in January as he prepares Leipzig goodbye

Liverpool are keen to bring the transfer forward to this month after agreeing a deal for the summer last year. And Keita wants to make the move now and help Liverpool recover from the sale of Philippe Coutinho. Leipzig manager Ralph Hasenhuttl insists the situation remains the same and he will stay until the summer. “The current situation is that nothing changed. We do not have a reason to sell Keita any time before the end of the season. That’s it,” Hasenhuttl said on Thursday. “He will play at the…

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Technology 

WhatsApp WARNING – Are YOU being spied on? Shock update for users

WHATSAPP • GETTY WhatsApp users have been put on alert about a security flaw WhatsApp users have been warned that cyber criminals could spy on chat messages they send in the hugely popular app. WhatsApp is used by more than 1.3billion people around the world each month, and is one of the most popular smartphone apps around. On New Year’s Eve WhatsApp broke its record for the most amount of messages sent in one day, with 75billion messages sent on NYE 2017. The staggering stats underline the huge amount of…

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Sport 

Naby Keita to wave goodbye to RB Leipzig fans TODAY? Big hint Liverpool deal will happen

Price, who is a reliable source of German football news, understands Keita has been playing up at Leipzig in a bid to get sold to Liverpool. The club themselves are determined to resist any approach from Liverpool to move the midfielder earlier than scheduled. The Reds have an agreement in place for the Guinea international to join them in July but they now want him in January following the £142million sale of Philippe Coutinho. Leipzig play Schalke today at home and it could be Keita’s final chance to say goodbye…

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People who died in 2018: Latest list of celebrities and famous people who have died so far

Stars we’ve lost in 2018 Fri, January 12, 2018 Celebrities we’ve had to say goodbye to in 2018. Redferns 1 of 8 Motorhead legend ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke died in hospital after a battle with pneumonia Motorhead guitarist ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke died at the age of 67 on January 10. He was the last surviving member of Motorhead and died in hospital after being admitted with pneumonia, it was announced on the band’s Facebook page. Original Mouseketeer Doreen Tracey who appeared on the Mickey Mouse Club television show also passed away…

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CES 2018: A reality check on this year’s wildest tech products

LAS VEGAS — The tech industry’s annual trade show, CES, always provides a fascinating look into our high-tech future. Yet… it’s also littered with plenty of products that will never see the light of day. When the show’s doors open on Tuesday, more than 2.7 million square feet — a record in the show’s 51 years of existence — will be occupied by companies showing off their latest innovations. While some of these products will find buyers and be standouts of the show, many others may actually never make it…

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Space 

Intelsat begins Galaxy fleet refresh with Orbital ATK satellite order

WASHINGTON — Satellite fleet operator Intelsat kicked off the beginning of a partial constellation replenishment focused on replacing the company’s Galaxy line of satellites with a Jan. 8 order to Orbital ATK for the Galaxy-30 satellite. Dulles, Virginia-based Orbital ATK will build Galaxy-30 in anticipation of an early 2020 launch with a yet-to-be-named launch provider. In a prepared statement, Intelsat’s senior vice president of space systems Ken Lee said the Galaxy-30 satellite “will be the 11th satellite Orbital ATK has built for Intelsat, and represents the first satellite in the…

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