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  • Melania and Ivanka attempt to play nice cops on family separation

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    The day after the White House began a retreat from a border crisis of its own making, the Trump women began a charm offensive to blunt the impact of images of young children separated from their parents.

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:41:37 -0400
  • Fox News Pundit Charles Krauthammer Dead At 68

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    Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Charles Krauthammer has died, The Washington

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:10:40 -0400
  • No Narcotics In Anthony Bourdain's System When He Died: Report

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    Anthony Bourdain had no narcotics in his system when he killed himself this

    Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:57:25 -0400
  • Saudi women prepare to get behind the wheel as driving ban comes to an end

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    The country announced an end to the ban on women drivers last fall, opening women-only driving schools. As of this weekend, women there will be able to drive on real roads.

    Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:58:33 -0400
  • Migrant Children Report Physical, Verbal Abuse In At Least 3 Federal Detention Centers

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    Migrant children as young as 11 years old have reported suffering physical and

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:51:47 -0400
  • Father of Honduran girl whose devastated face shocked America says she is with her mother in Texas

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    The father of the little girl on the US-Mexico border, whose distraught face came to symbolise the plight of families separated by the Trump administration, has said that his daughter and wife are together, and doing well.   Denis Javier Varela Hernandez, 32, said that his two-year-old daughter Yanela was with his wife Sandra in a shelter. Mr Varela Hernandez, a ship’s captain from Puerto Cortes, Honduras, said he had not spoken to his them, but was informed on Wednesday that they were in custody in Texas. “My heart broke because it's my little girl,” he told Spanish language network Univision.  “The first time I said that's my little girl when I saw the report. “Of course I cried, it's really hard. I can imagine that my wife was very fearful crossing the border because she took the decision.” Mr Varela Hernandez said he had urged his 32-year-old wife not to make the journey. On the journey to the US, the girl was photographed crying while her mother was searched, and she has been featured on the cover of this week's Time magazine. TIME’s new cover: A reckoning after Trump's border separation policy: What kind of country are we? https://t.co/U4Uf8bffoRpic.twitter.com/sBCMdHuPGc— TIME (@TIME) June 21, 2018 But, he told DailyMail.com, she had repeatedly said she wanted to go to the US for a “better future” and seek work, and left their Honduran hometown without telling him or any of their family members. “I didn't support it. I asked her, why? Why would she want to put our little girl through that?” he told the website.  “But it was her decision at the end of the day.” Mr Varela Hernandez said his wife set out with their child on June 3, at 6am, and he had not heard from her since. “I never got the chance to say goodbye to my daughter and now all I can do is wait,” he said, adding that he hopes they are either granted political asylum or are sent back home. Border patrol agents take into custody a father and son from Honduras near the US-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 near Mission, Texas. Credit: Getty “I don't have any resentment for my wife, but I do think it was irresponsible of her to take the baby with her in her arms because we don't know what could happen.” The couple has three other children, son Wesly, 14, and daughters Cindy, 11, and Brianna, six.   “The kids see what's happening,” he told the site. “They're a little worried but I don't try to bring it up that much. They know their mother and sister are safe now.”   Mr Varela Hernandez said he heard from friends that his wife paid $6,000 (£4,500) to a people smuggler to help her and Yarela across the border.  Protests against the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents, which Mr Trump ended on Wednesday Credit: Reuters “I wouldn't risk my life for it,” he said.  “It's hard to find a good job here and that's why many people choose to leave. But I thank God that I have a good job here. And I would never risk my life making that journey.” He said Mr Trump’s policy of separating children from their parents was cruel. “I've never seen it in a positive light the way others do. It violates human rights and children's rights. Separating children from their parents is just wrong. They are suffering and are traumatised,” he said. “The laws need to be modified and we need to have a conversation. It's just not right.   “Immigration and drug smuggling across the United States border is never going to stop. They can build a wall and it's never going to stop.”

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:06:28 -0400
  • The Trauma Of Family Separation Will Haunt Children For Decades

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    On Wednesday, the Trump administration, under swelling public pressure,

    Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:52:52 -0400
  • Five Charity Workers Were Kidnapped and Gang-Raped in East India

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    Five women were kidnapped and gang-raped at gunpoint while doing charity work in a remote part of India.

    Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:56:06 -0400
  • Italy vows to expel far more migrants, but it won't be easy

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    ROME (AP) — Barely a week in office, Italy's populist interior minister lost no time in bringing home his message: His government will make good on a campaign pledge to swiftly deport 100,000 migrants from the Mediterranean nation.

    Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:41:26 -0400
  • National Enquirer Consulted Cohen, Trump on 2016 Stories: WaPo

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    Rachel Maddow shares reporting from the Washington Post that the National Enquirer sent stories about Donald Trump to Michael Cohen for approval before publishing and took suggestions for stories about Hillary Clinton from Trump.

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:49:38 -0400
  • Corey Lewandowski Dropped By Speakers Bureau After Family Separation Remark

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    Corey Lewandowski has been dropped by a top speakers bureau after he made a

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:41:35 -0400
  • Koreas to hold reunions for war-separated families in August

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    North and South Korea agreed Friday to resume reunions for families separated by the Korean War in August -- the first such meetings since 2015 and the latest step in a remarkable diplomatic thaw on the peninsula. The resumption of the reunions was among the agreements reached between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the South's president Moon Jae-in at their landmark summit in April. Officials from both sides met at the North's scenic Mount Kumgang resort on Friday and set a date for late August.

    Fri, 22 Jun 2018 07:10:14 -0400
  • Today Is the Longest Day of the Year. Here's What to Know About the 2018 Summer Solstice

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    There are 17 hours of sunlight

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 05:00:43 -0400
  • Immigration rally in N.Y.C. to mark World Refugee Day

    Hundreds of New Yorkers from refugee, immigrant, religious and advocacy communities held a march in observance of World Refugee Day. Marchers laid out 85 pairs of shoes to represent 85,000 refugees who were not allowed into the U.S. in 2018, carried orange rafts symbolizing refugee ocean crossings and read the names of refugees who died in transit.

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:05:41 -0400
  • Antwon Rose Police Shooting Sparks Second Night Of Pittsburgh Protests

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    Hundreds of protesters enraged over an East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal

    Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:30:55 -0400
  • Stephen Colbert Mocks Melania's Jacket: Was 'Womp Womp' Your First Choice?

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    Stephen Colbert tore into first lady Melania Trump on Thursday for managing to

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 22:54:43 -0400
  • U.S. watchdog auditing FAA checks of Southwest Air after engine failure

    The U.S. Transportation Department's inspector general is auditing the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of Southwest Airlines Co after a midair incident in which an engine exploded and one person was killed. The inspector general said "our objective is to assess FAA’s oversight of Southwest Airlines’ systems for managing risk." The office will write a report after it completes the review and may make recommendations. A Southwest Boeing 737 engine failed in midair on April 17 after it lost a fan blade, killing one passenger.

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:53:30 -0400
  • Pentagon agrees to provide space for 20,000 migrant children

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will make space available on military bases for as many as 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children detained after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, a spokesman said Thursday.

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:26:01 -0400
  • Order on family separation offers no relief for thousands already being held 

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    Despite a federal policy change that will affect the detention of new families caught illegally entering the country, children who’ve already been separated from their parents will remain so.

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:19:05 -0400
  • Samantha Bee: Trump Fixed 'Baby Jails' With The Next-Worst Thing

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    Samantha Bee of "Full Frontal" said she's happy that President Donald Trump

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 07:10:43 -0400
  • This Is What a 200-MPH Volkswagen Jetta Looks Like

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    Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:59:00 -0400
  • Portion of Kentucky bourbon warehouse collapses

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Thousands of bourbon barrels were piled in a massive heap Friday after a large section of a whiskey storage warehouse collapsed at a distillery in the heart of Kentucky bourbon country.

    Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:28:07 -0400
  • Disturbing Video Shows California Police Officer Dragging Woman Out of Car

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    The woman, Samantha Luna, claims she did nothing to elicit such a reaction from the police officer.

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:33:50 -0400
  • Torture case: 911 audio reveals harrowing details of alleged child abuse

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    A 17-year-old girl, one of the 13 children held captive and tortured by her parents in California, told a 911 operator about the horrors she experienced. ABC News' Diane Macedo reports.

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:37:09 -0400
  • After 40-Year Ban, Iranian Women Allowed To Watch World Cup With Men

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    For the first time in nearly 40 years, female soccer fans helped pack an

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:17:52 -0400
  • House Passes Symbolic Food Stamp Cuts

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    WASHINGTON ― More poor people would have to get jobs in order to keep food

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:21:21 -0400
  • Malaysia reopens probe into Mongolian model's murder as pressure builds on former premier Najib Razak

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    The Malaysian police are set to reopen an investigation into the murder of a Mongolian model in 2006, in a politically charged case that could add to the woes of Najib Razak, the beleaguered former prime minister.  Altantuya Shaariibuu, 28, was killed and blown up with military grade explosives in a forest near the capital, Kuala Lumpur, after being kidnapped late at night outside the home of her alleged lover Abdul Razak Baginda - a defence analyst who advised Mr Najib between 2000 and 2008.  Two former police officers, Sirul Azhar Umar and Azilah Hadri, were sentenced to death for the crime but reports have alleged that they served as bodyguards for Mr Najib, who was deputy prime minister at the time of her gruesome death.  Sirul fled to Australia to seek asylum and is currently being held at a detention centre in Sydney.  Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad meets Dr Shaariibuu Setev, father of Altantuya Shaariibuu on Wednesday Credit: Malaysian PM The police confirmed to The Star newspaper that they were reopening their investigations after Shaaribuu’s father flew to Malaysia from Mongolia to file a fresh statement.  Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s prime minister, who ousted Mr Najib in a shock election result in May, pledged his support for Setev Shaaribuu’s case “if there is new evidence”, after meeting with him on Wednesday evening, reported Channel News Asia.  Mr Shaaribuu has alleged that the former government tried to block the truth from emerging, and that the true plot behind his daughter’s murder was covered up.  Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor are facing a corruption probe Credit: Mohd Rasfan/AFP In his statement to the police, he named a former aide to Mr Najib as a “crucial witness.” Mr Najib himself has always denied knowing the victim.  However, the timing of the case could spell more trouble for the ousted leader, who is currently banned from leaving the country amid another investigation into an alleged multi-billion dollar corruption scandal involving the 1Malaysia Development Berhad state fund, that he earlier founded.  In claims made to Reuters on Tuesday Dr Mahathir said that the authorities have “an almost perfect case” against Mr Najib on charges of embezzlement, misappropriation and bribery linked to 1MDB.  Mr Najib responded in his first interview since his stunning election defeat, telling the news agency that he knew nothing about money from the state fund appearing in his personal bank account.  He claimed his advisors and the management and board of 1MDB had wrongly kept the embezzlement of funds a secret from him.  Public anger over the scandal, which US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has described as “kleptocracy at its worst”, was a significant factor in his election defeat. Malaysian police seize a huge haul of handbags belonging to Najib Razak's wife Credit: Ariffin Jamar/AFP Mr Najib insisted in the interview that he did not know if hundreds of millions of dollars that moved through his personal account was from 1MDB, and if money from the fund was eventually laundered to acquire assets globally, including yachts, paintings and jewellery.  He did shed some light, however, on the origin of dozens of luxury bags that were recently seized by the police from properties linked to his family.  The handbags were gifts and wedding presents to his wife and daughter, and had nothing to do with 1MDB, he said.  “These were gifts, particularly with my daughter’s they were tagged, they were actually labelled: when, by whom,” he said.  He added that his son-in-law, Daniyar Nazarbayev, the nephew of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Kazakh president, also gifted many bags to Rosmah Mansor, Mr Najib’s wife.  “People might find it hard to understand, but my son-in-law for example, he gets Birkin from his source, five or six at one go,” he said. “His family has got some means, so it has nothing to do with 1MDB if it comes from Kazakhstan.”   

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:57:50 -0400
  • Jeff Sessions Says He Never 'Intended' To Separate Immigrant Families. That's A Lie.

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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday that the Trump administration

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:38:31 -0400
  • Melania Trump's jacket mixes message during visit to detained immigrant children

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    Melania Trump, the wife of U.S. President Donald Trump, on Thursday visited children displaced by the country’s immigration crisis in Texas, only a day after Trump reversed course and ordered families to be kept intact when entering the United States illegally from Mexico. According to her spokesperson, Melania Trump decided to visit detention centers housing children because she deeply cares about the controversial issue. The trip to Texas was the most high-profile public appearance Melania Trump had made since undergoing a surgical procedure for a kidney condition on May 14.

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:16:23 -0400
  • Israel says Gaza baby's family paid to blame army for death

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    Israel said Thursday it has evidence the family of a baby who died near the Gaza border was paid by Hamas to accuse Israel's army over her death, an account the family rejected. Gaza's health ministry and family members said eight-month-old Leila al-Ghandour had died after inhaling tear gas along the border during a day of clashes in May, in which at least 61 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire.

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:55:21 -0400
  • Italy's interior minister says Malta should take rescue boat

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    MILAN (AP) — Italy's populist, anti-migrant interior minister said Friday that Malta should allow a Dutch-flagged rescue ship carrying hundreds of migrants rescued from rubber dinghies off the Libyan coast to make port there because the ship is now in Maltese waters.

    Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:52:17 -0400
  • In 2015, a Russian-Built Submarine Might Have 'Sunk' a Navy Nuclear Sub

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    The Virginia-class is orders of magnitude quieter and offers far better sensors and carries more weapons. The newer vessels are far more effective against threats like the Kilo than their Los Angeles-class predecessors. Buying as many Virginias as possible becomes especially important as more and more potential adversaries procure advanced diesel-electric boats like the Kilo or the even more capable Russian-built Amur.

    Fri, 22 Jun 2018 07:49:00 -0400
  • 2019 Chevy Blazer Revealed As A Sporty Crossover

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    It hits dealerships in early 2019.

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 19:02:16 -0400
  • Israeli Prime Minister's Wife, Sara Netanyahu, Indicted For Fraud

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    Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was on

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:22:29 -0400
  • Protesters Outside Kirstjen Nielsen’s House Play Audio Of Detained Migrant Children

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    ALEXANDRIA, Va. ― Protesters gathered outside Homeland Security Secretary

    Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:40:18 -0400
  • An Ancient Chinese Tomb Reveals an Extinct Species of Gibbon, and a Warning

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    Human activity may have contributed to their extinction

    Fri, 22 Jun 2018 02:12:06 -0400
  • How to Make Grilled General Tso's Chicken

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    This fun twist on barbecue chicken borrows flavors from a Chinese takeout favorite. We grill the chicken without any of the glazy sauce brushed on because you would lose all subtlety in the sauce if it were to char on the grill.

    Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:15:59 -0400
  • Trump Leaves GOP Leaders Out To Dry On Immigration

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    WASHINGTON ― Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and other Republican leaders thought

    Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:53:26 -0400
  • Ericsson needs industries to embrace 5G to underpin its recovery

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    STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - Ericsson needs a range of industries to embrace 5G network services if the equipment maker is to get a long-term boost that would allow it to progress from cost-cutting to expansion. For now, the Swedish company is focusing on a cost-savings plan running until 2020 to shore up profitability, hoping that growth will then return as the pace of 5G network upgrades picks up early in the following decade. Having struggled with flagging revenue since 4G sales peaked in the middle of the decade, Ericsson is pinning its hopes for revived growth on the emergence of new mobile businesses in 10 broad sectors such as manufacturing, energy and public safety.

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:48:35 -0400
  • White House misspells ‘separation’ on immigration executive order

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    The White House misspelt the word “separation” in the executive order Donald Trump signed ending the controversial policy of family separation at the Mexican border. The order was titled “Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation” but initially spelt the last word “seperation”. The misspelling was quickly corrected but screenshots of the blunder appeared on social media.

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:06:11 -0400
  • 911 Call: Mom said ex-boyfriend had gun, 4 kids with him

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    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who escaped her apartment after her ex-husband started beating her told a 911 dispatcher she didn't want to leave her four children alone with him too long "because he might do something."

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:46:34 -0400
  • 16 Quick and Easy No-Cook Recipes

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    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:12:00 -0400
  • Chevrolet unveils all-new Blazer SUV

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    Chevrolet has just unveiled a stunning new SUV called the Blazer. The Blazer looks a little like a cross between a Mazda CX-5 and a Lexus RX. As well as being an absolutely outstanding design, the all-new Chevy Blazer will offer levels of customization normally reserved for small models aimed at a largely youthful demographic.

    Fri, 22 Jun 2018 05:25:59 -0400
  • 'Star Wars' Director Cheers Fan Campaign To Remake His 'Last Jedi' Film

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    There is a sour group of "Star Wars" fans who really want us to forget about

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:18:03 -0400
  • GOP Senators Accuse National Science Foundation Of Funding Climate 'Propaganda'

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    Four Republican senators this week demanded an investigation of the National

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:10:38 -0400
  • Global stocks mostly climb despite rising trade tensions

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    World stock markets mostly climbed Friday despite rising trade tensions, with petroleum-linked shares gaining after OPEC agreed to only a modest production increase.

    Fri, 22 Jun 2018 17:29:07 -0400
  • Trump Props Up Grieving Parents To Defend Immigration Policy

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    Amid the immense backlash he's facing for separating immigrant children from

    Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:27:10 -0400
  • U.S. appeals court calls D.C. sniper's life sentences illegal

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    The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied an appeal by prosecutors who said Lee Boyd Malvo need not be resentenced over his role in the D.C. sniper case, which left 10 people dead over three weeks in Washington, Maryland and Virginia. It cited recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles were unconstitutional, and that this rule applied retroactively. "We make this ruling not with any satisfaction, but to sustain the law," Circuit Judge Paul Niemeyer wrote for a three-judge panel of the Richmond, Virginia-based appeals court.

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:30:17 -0400
  • North and South Korea Are Preparing to Reunite Families Divided by War

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    The families were were driven apart during the turmoil of the Korean War

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 23:12:21 -0400
  • Ducati Recalls Supersport and Supersport S for Fire Hazard

    Ducati Recalls Supersport and Supersport S for Fire Hazard Poorly routed rubber hoses could melt, spraying fuel on the exhaust manifold and causing a fire People who buy fiery, passionate Italian motorcycles (and cars, for that matter) come to expect a

    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:58:47 -0400
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