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12 years in jail for shoplifting: how Walmart is helping prosecutors hike up sentences

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/may/17/walmart-shoplifting-helping-hike-sentences-court?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Google%2B

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Harry Exes Show Up to His Wedding While Meghan’s Flees the Country http://ellemag.co/oIilDVl

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What learning looks like in the brain

When we learn the connections between neurons strengthen. Addiction or other neurological diseases are linked to abnormally strong connections. But what does learning look like on the cellular and molecular level? How do our cells change when we learn? Using super-resolution live-cell microscopy, researchers at Thomas Jefferson University zoomed into the connections between neurons that strengthen to discover structural changes that had never been seen before. "Our observations give the field a new way of thinking about how normal learning and the maladaptive learning we see in disorders, such as addiction or autism, might occur," said Matthew Dalva Professor of Neuroscience at The Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience and Director of the Synaptic Biology Center at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University). Rather than simply seeing bigger connections during learning, which has been observed before, Dr. Dalva and his colleagues found that the molecules involved in sending and receiving the signals between neurons appeared to be organized in clumps or "nanomodules" that both dance and multiply when stimulated by learning-like signals. The researchers made their observations using living neurons in real-time, zooming into synapses, the sites of neuronal connection where information is passed from one cell to another to enable learning and other behavior. Dr. Dalva's colleagues visualized the key molecules involved in the neurotransmission from neuron to neuron with two colors, green on sending side (the pre-synaptic side) and red on the receiving side (postsynaptic side).

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Braves release third baseman Jose Bautista: The veteran hit .143 (5-for-35) with two home runs and 12 strikeouts in 12 games for Atlanta. http://dlvr.it/QTV91p

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05/11-20/2018 #TuckerCarlson With #DanBongino!!! Important Issue to Know!!! America,Open Your EYES!!! You Tube #FoxNews.

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While people are preparing and pushing forward to the mid-term elections with the high hopes of regaining some kind of control over this American experiment in fascism, the GOP leadership is racing to cement their ultra-conservative/fascist agenda in our court system. Because of lifetime appointments, we will be prisoners of an imbalanced court system for at least a generation.

We have to pay attention to everything they do. If you are represented by a moderate Republican in Congress, contact them and ask them to preserve our democracy and our system of checks and balances by refusing to nominate extremists. Those of you represented by Democrats, contact your reps to voice your support of their "nay" votes on confirmation and to just drive the message home that you don't want them to vote yes on any of these extremist appointments.

#participatorydemocracy #thecourts #thegreatexperiment

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365Scores - Sports Scores Live Beta
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What’s New

The bug that effected the match lists, team selections and caused notification malfunction for some of you has been fixed and we are back to normal 😉.

We're sorry for the frequent updates in the last few days. Thanks to all the users who reported the issues. You rule!

2018 World Cup section is already alive & kicking with all Group Fixtures, Knockout Bracket and ongoing stories

Have fun!

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would ask the Justice Department to look into whether his 2016 presidential campaign was infiltrated or surveilled by the FBI or the department under the Obama administration.

The Republican president's pronouncement followed a morning in which he posted seven tweets denouncing as a "witch hunt" the federal investigation of whether his campaign worked with Russia to sway the election.

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The answer is (c).

When I see an ebook that sells for twice the price of the paperback version, either someone has lost their mind, is asleep at the wheel, or is deliberately steering the ship towards an iceberg.

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What kind of bees drop things? Fumble bees!

#Toy_photographers #womeintoyphotography #xxsjc #worldbeeday

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Naturalised

Cowslip (Primula veris)

Svartskog, Norway

Once upon a time one or more of this species were planted to brighten a flowerbed.

Now, several decades later, it has spread and naturalised, perhaps not to my preferred locations. Nonetheless they have become a distinct member of the local flora which I treasure as they are such a lovely visual addition and provides nectar for the spring pollinators that are continuing to decline in numbers. They smell good too.

Many of the primula species originate from the Himalayas, and on my travels there I must say that nothing beats the alpine meadows dotted with purple primulas. If you are lucky you might spot one being eaten by a pika!

Image Copyright © 2018 +Morten Ross
Image Capture Date: 15 May 2018 19:17
Altitude: 15 meters

#spring #flowers #svartskog #norway

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In The Age of Purple
Yolo County, CA, US

[Another (very small) flower from my grandfather's garden.] But if you may lend your philosophical ear for a moment, let's consider an interesting aspect of flowers together. We (humans) go through life thinking about our appearance, beauty and age on a day by day basis, year by year and decade by decade. We have better days and decades, and worse days and decades. Flowers (and plants in general) bloom rapidly but typically do so from one end to another (or one flower to another on a larger plant) and expose their entire aging process at once. The smallest pods on the bottom of this flower are older than the ones at the top; they stand tall and show their entire aging process at once as if they exist in all their ages at once.

This image on my site: http://bit.ly/2wSqVYe
More of my photography: http://capturedonearth.com/
Photography Tips, Stories: http://blog.captured.earth/

#hqspflowers for +HQSP Flowers
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#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Dorma Wiggin

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dry wall

#spectrumsunday by +Laura Ockel +Spectrum Sunday

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And Afternoon by the Beach

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oh my ! perhaps micheal couldn't find a thing to wear ! what with that package he flaunted so many times this past year ,

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Are The Obamas At The Royal Wedding? Prince Harry & The Former President Are Known To Be Buds
By Shari Maurer
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Prince Harry and former President Barack Obama have a friendship that appears to extend well beyond an official relationship of that of a United States President and prince of the royal family. Note their chumminess as they watched the Invictus Games, which Prince Harry created, or listen to Prince Harry interview Obama for the BBC after Obama left office, and you will see that they have a friendship that is totally wedding guest-worthy. But even with all of that, are Barack and Michelle Obama at the royal wedding?


Unfortunately, the Obamas did not attend the royal wedding, which means fans didn't get to fawn over Michelle's outfit. Think about it this way: Let's say you're planning your wedding and you want to invite Cousin X, who you are actually really good friends with. But if you invite Cousin X, then you need to invite Cousins A, B, C, and D, or you risk really upsetting your grandparents. You're not very close to Cousins A-D, and Cousin D is a bit of an attention hog, TBH. It's very possible he's going to do something so ridiculous, the whole focus of attention will shift to him instead of to you. In this case, sometimes its easier not to invite any of them, even if you really actually do want cousin X there. (And yes, Cousin X is Obama, Cousin D is Donald Trump, and Cousins A, B, and C are the leaders of other countries).

When Meghan and Prince Harry first got engaged there was a lot of buzz about whether or not they would invite the Obamas. The rumors were that Meghan and Prince Harry wanted to invite them because they were actual friends and not just political acquaintances. This, of course, set off the quiet and not-so-quiet whispers that Trump would be furious at the exclusion, even though Kensington Palace announced that they would not be inviting political leaders to the royal wedding, according to CNN. There is precedent for not inviting the sitting U.S. president as when Prince William and Duchess Kate were married in 2011. The Obamas were not invited out of concern for all of the extra security that would be required, Newsweek reported.


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The exclusion of all politicians even included their own prime minister, Theresa May, according to Time. When you are sixth in line for the throne, as Prince Harry is, you aren't as obligated to invite world leaders as maybe your brother, who is second in line to the throne, is. The argument could be made that Obama isn't a world leader anymore, but once you are in the world leader club, it's hard to be declassified as one. Even the sixth in line finds repercussions to his guest list, so you don't always get to include everyone you'd like to have. Remember, too, that Prince Harry has a big family and there are many from within Great Britain who needed to be invited, so with limited space in St. George's Chapel, you can't always invite everyone you'd like.

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While the decision to not include the Obamas on the guest list seems reasonable, it seems like they would've been fun party guests; the kind who kick back and dance all night. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle probably just had to do the "Electric Slide" without them.

https://www.romper.com/p/are-the-obamas-at-the-royal-wedding-prince-harry-the-former-president-are-known-to-be-buds-9051635

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Is a Neo-Nazi Running as a Republican for the U.S. Senate in California?

Patrick Little has repeatedly expressed white supremacist views in his campaign, including calling for a United States "free from Jews."



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Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in California, Patrick Little, has expressed anti-semitic views, including calling for a United States "free from Jews."

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California’s 2018 U.S. Senate election attracted nationwide attention in April 2018, not long after the publication of a poll showing that little-known Republican and committed neo-Nazi Patrick Little had 18 percent of support among likely primary election voters, second to incumbent Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein with 39 percent.

In the SurveyUSA poll, Little — who describes himself as a “white nationalist” — had greater support than four other candidates in the state’s open primary, which candidates of any party (or none) can enter. These included outgoing California Senate President Kevin de Léon, a Democrat, and businessman Rocky de la Fuente, a Republican. 

If those poll numbers were to hold, Feinstein and Little would advance from the primary as the two top candidates and contest the general election in November. The Republican party would be represented in a national race by a candidate who advocates a future United States “free from Jews” and has repeatedly and unreservedly expressed anti-semitic and white nationalist views during his campaign. 

On 28 April 2018, Newsweek reported on the California primary and included a quote from one of Little’s social media profiles in which he advocated removing and barring Jewish people from the United States.

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Little is the third Republican candidate for national office during the 2018 electoral cycle to have expressed openly anti-semitic and racist views. 

In March, former American Nazi Party leader Arthur Jones ran unopposed in the GOP primary for Illinois’ Third U.S. Congressional District, and will represent the party in November’s general election. 

In Wisconsin’s First U.S. Congressional District, one of the Republicans seeking to replace retiring House leader Paul Ryan in November is Paul Nehlen, who has described himself as “pro-white” and frequently expresses virulently anti-semitic sentiments on social media.

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10 Infinity War Plot Holes That Slipped By Fans

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The results are now in from the North American and Europe Splatfest involving the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The team which has won the latest round is Team Donnie so well done to all those who contributed to the win and also those who participated…

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One week of using Android P, and here's what I have to say - be sure to check it out and let me know what you think! #AndroidP

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WWE #TotalDivas S03E01, Bonus clip: #NikkiBella talks about the increasing loneliness in her life
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