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Small town stuff

My sister passed away last year. A public memorial was held and I caught a glimpse of how deeply she was appreciated in the community. Ruth was a lifelong resident of our little town and I think volunteered for everything.

I have just returned from a private family ceremony in which her ashes were interred with her husbands.

I was shown a very pleasant surprise while there. Our hometown created a memorial bench in her honour.

She loved her garden and local couples would ask to have wedding photo’s taken in her backyard. She also loved fishing, from the time she was little girl and our Dad would take her out.

A public dedication of Ruth’s bench will take place in August.

She was the stuff small towns are made of.

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‘ISIS-supporting’ Uber driver ‘attacked police with 4ft Samurai sword outside Buckingham Palace because he hated the Queen

An ISIS-supporting Uber driver who ‘hated the Queen’ tried to run down police officers outside Buckingham Palace and attack them using a Samurai sword, a court has heard.

Mohiussunnath Chowdhury left a note for his sister in which he promised he would see her in paradise and told her ‘the Queen and her soldiers will all be in the hellfire,’ the Old Bailey heard.

The 27-year-old from Luton had written on one Whatsapp chat, ‘I support ISIS’ and searched for ISIS beheading videos online, the court heard.

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Mozambique’s jihadists terror group: Who are they and what do they want?

Your flag has a gun on it.

Mozambique has been rocked by a wave of knife and machete attacks in a remote northern region that it is hoped will become a natural gas hub to rival Qatar.

The violence has been attributed to a shadowy gang of Islamists – the first known jihadist attacks in the country, according to police.

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The Horrors of Honor Violence: Terrorism At Home

She was a 15-year-old student at San Antonio’s Taft High School with a soft smile and dark eyes. Like most girls her age in Texas, she favored blue jeans. Unlike most girls her age in Texas, in 2017 she was promised in marriage to a man 10 years her senior, who would pay her parents $20,000 to take her as his wife.

But the Iraqi-born Maarib Al Hishmawi had no intention of marrying so young, least of all to a man so much older and whom she hardly even knew. She refused.

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Developed societies having too few babies for long-term survival

During the post-Second World War decades, global leaders and intellectuals were tortured with the prospect of a planet with too many people to feed, but now the industrialized world is challenged by too few babies and greying populations.

China, through draconian enforcement of a one- and now a two-child policy, and Japan, through public information campaigns and better access to birth control, dramatically suppressed fertility to well below the replacement rate of 2.1 children per woman.

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300 migrants taken in by Spain after Italy turned away their rescue ship immediately ask to be granted asylum in France

Almost half of the 630 migrants who arrived in Spain’s port of Valencia at the weekend after Italy turned away their rescue ship want to seek asylum in France.

The migrants arrived in Spain on Sunday in three vessels, including the rescue ship Aquarius, after being turned away by Italy and Malta last week.

Spain’s Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo told Spanish radio Cadena Ser on Monday that half of the 630 migrants who arrived on a convoy of ships have expressed a desire to be granted asylum in France.

Clearly Italy did the right thing.

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Canadian dairy Saputo criticizes supply management system, siding with U.S. in ongoing dispute

Saputo Inc, one of Canada’s largest dairies, supports ending a domestic milk ingredient pricing system that has angered the United States, Chief Executive Lino Saputo Jr. said on Monday, showing a rare crack in solidarity among processors and the country’s sheltered dairy farmers.

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Trump orders Pentagon to ‘immediately’ establish ‘Space Force’ as 6th branch of armed forces

Speaking at a meeting of the National Space Council on Monday, President Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon to immediately establish a national “space force” as the sixth branch of the armed forces.

“When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space,” the president said.

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U. of Missouri Continues to Bleed Students and Money After 2015 Protests

“Get woke, go broke” is a Glenn Reynoldsism. At the University of Missouri, they’ve been living those words for three years.

In 2015, campus SJWs scared the pants off of school adminstrators as protests erupted over various incidents on and off campus, both real and imagined. The demonstrations resulted in the resignation of the president of the University of Missouri System and the chancellor of the flagship Columbia campus.

White students were harassed, threatened and intimidated. The resulting bad press led to a 35% decline in freshman enrollment and a loss of tens of millions of dollars in revenue.

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