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is this the ultimate florida man story or what florida man captured by renegade african warlord after pretendi
Is this the ultimate "Florida man" story, or what?

"Florida man captured by renegade African warlord after pretending to be Portuguese"

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after months of waiting and delays launches arabic component for english speakers still pretty basic but its a
After months of waiting and delays, @duolingo launches Arabic component for English speakers. Still pretty basic, but it’s a start
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full speech by khamenei spoiler alert literally nothing in here he hasn t said repeatedly over the years
Full speech by Khamenei. Spoiler alert: literally nothing in here he hasn't said repeatedly over the years
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seems like a pretty strong consensus around brexit lite
Seems like a pretty strong consensus around Brexit lite...???
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irans khamenei speaking today negotiation is a deception to get what he wants there is a gun in your hand and
Iran’s Khamenei, speaking today: “Negotiation is a deception to get what he wants. There is a gun in your hand and he does not dare to approach. He says drop the gun, so I can do whatever I want. That is the negotiation.”
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american president threatens iran with overwhelming force and obliteration in series of angry tweets
American president threatens Iran with “overwhelming force” and “obliteration” in series of angry tweets
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we cannot ignore the messages handed by our nation we will conduct our own accounting we will analyse why we c
“We cannot ignore the messages handed by our nation. We will conduct our own accounting. We will analyse why we couldn’t explain ourselves to the people. We will detect our disconnections, shortcomings and mistakes and we will take the necessary steps.”
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you sanction the foreign minister simultaneously with a request for talks
“You sanction the foreign minister simultaneously with a request for talks?”
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doesnt appear that the trump fdd maximum pressure campaign is leading to a new deal with iran it appears to be
Doesn’t appear that the Trump/FDD “maximum pressure” campaign is leading to “a new deal” with Iran. It appears to be actually shutting off diplomacy.

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turkish social media was heartbroken over the viral photo of a syrian refugee shoeshine boy staring in from th
Turkish social media was heartbroken over the viral photo of a Syrian refugee shoeshine boy staring in from the outside of a southeast Turkey gym (left). So the gym gave the 12-year-old Muhammad Hussein a free lifetime membership. (right, DHA photo)
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journalists at saudi consulate in istanbul spotting cleaners coming into building just before turkish investig
Journalists at Saudi consulate in Istanbul spotting cleaners coming into building just before Turkish investigators are scheduled to arrive to probe Jamal Khashoggi disappearance (via APTN feed)
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seems world leaders didn t lead charliehebdo marchers in paris but conducted photo op on empty guarded street
Seems world leaders didn't "lead" #CharlieHebdo marchers in Paris but conducted photo op on empty, guarded street
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flashback 1979 anti hijab rally in tehran iran a day before theocratic regime forcibly and violently began imp
Flashback: 1979 anti-hijab rally in Tehran, Iran, a day before theocratic regime forcibly and violently began imposing veil on women
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some asshole taxi driver just demanded 100 to drive us home from istanbul airport bomb scene usually 20 exploi
Some asshole taxi driver just demanded $100 to drive us home from Istanbul airport bomb scene. Usually $20. Exploiting stranded people.
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this is what hell on earth looks like hungry freezing men women and children flee as men with guns open fire i
This is what hell on earth looks like: hungry, freezing men, women and children flee as men with guns open fire in ruins of Aleppo, Syria
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breaking iraqi parliament to discuss retaliatory blocking of visas for all americans including contractors amp
Breaking: Iraqi parliament to discuss retaliatory blocking of visas for all Americans, including contractors & journalists (MoFA source)
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cartoonist avi katz was fired from the for this absolutely brilliant reference to orwells animal farm in a car
Cartoonist Avi Katz was fired from the for this absolutely brilliant reference to Orwell’s “Animal Farm” in a caricature of the celebration by Israeli rightwingers after passage of controversial nationality law
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cuz the way to preserve the integrity of a possible crime scene and bolster confidence in the investigation is
Cuz the way to preserve the integrity of a possible crime scene and bolster confidence in the investigation is to bring in a bunch of cleaners through the front door before the detectives arrive
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hello newman hello jerry
"Hello Newman." "Hello Jerry."
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