15 Aug 2018

Trump revokes ex-CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance

Kremlin kowtower Dotard Trump announced Wednesday he has revoked former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance, marking an unprecedented use of his office’s authority over the classification system to strike back at one of his prominent critics.

“I have a unique constitutional responsibility to protect the nation’s classified information, including by controlling access to it. Today, in fulfilling that responsibility, I have decided to revoke the security clearance of John Brennan, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency,” Trump said in a statement dictated in the White House briefing room by his press secretary Sarah Sanders. “Mr. Brennan’s lying and recent conduct characterized by increasingly frenzied commentary is wholly inconsistent with access to the nation’s most closely held secrets.”

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15 Aug 2018

7,000-year-old Maya remains found in Mexico

The remains of an ancient civilisation have been discovered by archaeologists in Mexico.

The bones are thought to be up to 7,000 years old, placing them at around the time when humans shifted from being hunters to a more sedentary lifestyle, the experts say.

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14 Aug 2018

Eco-friendly open-air urinals cause uproar in Paris

An attempt by officials in Paris to tackle public urination by installing open-air urinals, or “uritrottoirs,” has outraged some residents of the French capital.

The new urinals, housed in flower boxes, aren’t subtle — they’re fully exposed on street corners, are painted bright red and have nearby signs advertising their presence.

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13 Aug 2018

White nationalists dwarfed by crowds of counterprotesters in Washington

Approximately two dozen white nationalists rallied in the nation’s capital on Sunday, one year after clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, left one person dead and elevated racial tensions in America.

But they were vastly outnumbered by throngs of counterprotesters.

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12 Aug 2018

Marine Mammals Have Lost a Gene That Now They May Desperately Need

About 50 million years ago, dog-like mammals returned to the seas, eventually evolving into whales and dolphins. Around then, too, an early cousin of elephants took the plunge, giving rise to manatees and dugongs.

About 20 million years later, bearlike mammals also waded back into the sea, evolving into seals, sea lions and walruses.

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