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A man caused 'mass panic' at Walmart staging violent fight for social media, police say


Posted: Sun-Sep-2020



A Pennslyvania man was arrested for causing "mass panic" at a New York Walmart last year when he and a group of others staged a fight inside the store for a social media prank video, police said.

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Storm causes deadly flooding in central Greece
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Two people have died and one is reported missing in central Greece region of Thessaly after a storm pounded parts of the country overnight and caused flooding.

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Tropical storm Beta spurs hurricane fears in Texas
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An exceptionally busy Atlantic hurricane season was churning along Saturday as the Texas coast prepared for a tropical storm that's forecast to strengthen into a hurricane before breaching its shores in the week ahead.

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Thai protesters hold massive rally to push demands for democratic reforms
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Thousands of demonstrators defied police warnings and occupied a historic field in Thailand's capital on Saturday to support the demands of a student-led protest movement for new elections and reform of the monarchy.

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The Dallas Stars, on goals from Joel Hanley, Jamie Oleksiak, Joel Kiviranta, and Jason Dickinson, beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 Saturday in the opening game of the NHL Stanley Cup final.

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Trump urges Senate to vote 'without delay' on his U.S. Supreme Court pick, 6 weeks before election
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday urged the Republican-run Senate to consider "without delay" his upcoming nomination to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by Friday's death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the court's liberal leader.

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Winds pushed an unrelenting wildfire burning in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles deeper into a Mojave Desert community, but firefighters looked to seize on more favourable weather on Saturday to protect homes and make headway in their nearly two-week battle.

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Ethiopia charges prominent critic with terrorism-related offences
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Ethiopia has charged its most prominent opposition figure, Jawar Mohammed, and 23 others with terrorism-related offences, telecom fraud and other crimes, the attorney general's office announced Saturday. They could face life in prison if convicted.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87
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Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says he's now more than 'technically alive'
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said he is recovering his verbal and physical abilities at the German hospital where he is being treated for suspected nerve agent poisoning but that he at first felt despair over his condition.

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Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Saturday
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Canada’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Theresa Tam has urged Canadians to “redouble their efforts" to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Taiwan scrambles fighters as Chinese jets again fly near island
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Taiwan's air force scrambled jets for a second consecutive day on Saturday as multiple Chinese aircraft approached the island and crossed the sensitive midline of the Taiwan Strait, with the island's government urging Beijing to "pull back from the edge."

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U.S. bans WeChat, TikTok, citing national security reasons
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The U.S. Commerce Department has issued an order that will bar people in the United States from downloading Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok, starting Sunday.

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A huge wetland is burning in Brazil, and the fires are far bigger than California's
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The world's largest tropical wetland is not supposed to burn. And yet, Brazil's Pantanal is on fire. Some 25,000 square kilometres have already been destroyed, and experts say it's going to get worse.

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White House announces $13B for Puerto Rico for recovery from 2017's Hurricane Maria
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The U.S. emergency agency is sending almost $13 billion US to Puerto Rico, directed at the territory's energy and education systems, to help it recover from 2017's devastating Hurricane Maria, the White House said on Friday.

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Former model accuses Donald Trump of sexual assault in 1990s incident
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U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election campaign on Thursday denied a Guardian newspaper report in which a former model accused the New York real estate developer of sexually assaulting her at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in 1997.

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German prosecutors open homicide case after hacker attack on hospital leaves woman dead
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German prosecutors opened a homicide investigation on Friday into the case of a patient who died after a hospital in the western city of Duesseldorf was unable to admit her because its systems had been knocked out by a cyber attack.

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White House pressure for more Iran sanctions is mainly serving to isolate U.S. from its allies
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Belarus candidate who fled to Lithuania urges continued pressure on Lukashenko
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Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya demanded on Friday an international mission to document what she called "atrocities" during crackdowns on anti-government protests but said she was ready to talk to end weeks of violence.

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Trump's family separations at border played out 'exactly how it was designed to': journalist Jacob Soboroff
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Journalist Jacob Soboroff, who visited a facility housing children apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border, says the Trump administration wanted to stoke public outcry to shock Congress into making immigration laws more restrictive.

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World's largest fish are females
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Male and female whale sharks — filter-feeding marine behemoths — grow at different rates, with females doing so more slowly but getting much larger than the guys, according to research that offers deeper insight into the biology of Earth's largest fish.

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Barbados Says It Will Remove Queen Elizabeth As Head Of State
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Alexei Navalny remained hospitalized in Germany after being poisoned with a Soviet-era nerve agent, a lab determined. The Kremlin has denied involvement. ... read more


Lebanese Protesters Clash With Army Near Presidential Palace
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Iran Executes 27-Year-Old Wrestler After Trump Asked For Leniency
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Bahrain To Normalize Its Relationship With Israel, Trump Says
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Far-Right Norwegian Politician Nominates Trump For Nobel Peace Prize, Again
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Fire Sweeps Through Greece's Largest Refugee Camp On Virus Lockdown
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Man Accidentally Blows Up Kitchen Chasing Fly With Electric Swatter
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Alexei Navalny shares photo, speaks of initial 'despair' when waking from coma
The Russian opposition leader said that when he woke up he was confused, couldn’t find words to respond to a doctor’s questions, and "also did not know how to express my despair." ... read more


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A prediction made in March — unfathomable at the time — has come to pass. ... read more


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Trump vows to choose a woman to fill Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat
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Obamacare may be doomed if 8-member Supreme Court presses ahead with fall cases
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The president quickly fired back at the Maine lawmaker, who is facing the toughest of re-election fights in a Democratic-leaning state. ... read more


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Trump wants to replace Ginsburg 'without delay'
Ginsburg's death has set up a fierce political battle over filling her seat on the nine-person Supreme Court. ... read more


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Trump says he has given approval to TikTok deal with Oracle and Walmart
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Ahead of WeChat ban, American businesses scramble to find new ways to work with Chinese suppliers
“As a small business owner, these bans and trade wars aren’t good for us,” one small business owner said. “But it’s another one of those things. We’ll just roll with the punches.” ... read more


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Letter sent to White House containing deadly poison ricin intercepted, officials say
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