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US citizen Otto Warmbier dies after being released by North Korea

http://abc7.com/news/us-citizen-otto-warmbier-dies-after-being-released-by-north-korea/2119333/

Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was imprisoned in North Korea and returned to his home state of Ohio in a coma last week, has died, his family said.

Last Thursday, a University of Cincinnati Medical Center spokesman said Warmbier had suffered a severe neurological injury and was in stable condition.

In its first official comment since Warmbier was returned home, North Korea said it released him for humanitarian reasons. The state-run Korean Central News Agency on Thursday did not comment on his medical condition.
Posted by WhiskeyGrinder | Mon Jun 19, 2017, 04:43 PM (39 replies)

Verdict in #YanezTrial, death of Philando Castile (Mpls, shot by cop): Not guilty, all charges.

Posted by WhiskeyGrinder | Fri Jun 16, 2017, 03:58 PM (13 replies)

May reaches deal with DUP to form government after shock election result

Source: The Guardian

Theresa May has struck a deal with the Democratic Unionists that will allow her to form a government, sources have confirmed.

The prime minister is expected to see the Queen at about 12.30pm on Friday to confirm that a deal is in place.

It follows extensive talks with the DUP late into the night. Party figures say they have been driven on by their dismay at the possibility of Jeremy Corbyn becoming prime minister.

DUP figures insist their relationship with May’s team has been close since she became prime minister 11 months ago.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/09/theresa-may-reaches-deal-with-dup-to-form-government-after-shock-election-result-northern-ireland?CMP=share_btn_fb



No word yet whether it's a formal coalition or an understanding.
Posted by WhiskeyGrinder | Fri Jun 9, 2017, 08:32 AM (1 replies)

After outcry and protests, Walker Art Center (Minneapolis) will remove 'Scaffold' sculpture

http://startribune.com/walker-will-take-down-controversial-sculpture-after-protests/424820003/

Bowing to a wave of criticism over a gallows-like work intended for its revamped Sculpture Garden, the Walker Art Center will dismantle the piece.

"Scaffold," a two-story-high sculpture, partly inspired by the gallows where 38 Dakota Indians were hanged in Mankato in 1862, prompted an outcry from the state's American Indian communities. It had been set to debut on June 3, along with more than a dozen new works at the Minneapolis center.

While its creator, L.A.-based artist Sam Durant, had intended to raise awareness about capital punishment and address America's violent past, critics and protesters called the work insensitive, saying it trivializes Dakota history and genocide. The outcry intensified Friday and Saturday, both on social media and at the Walker itself, where protesters gathered.

After consulting with Durant, Walker Executive Director Olga Viso said Saturday that she decided the best course of action was to take down "Scaffold."
Posted by WhiskeyGrinder | Sun May 28, 2017, 05:00 PM (1 replies)

After outcry and protests, Walker Art Center will remove 'Scaffold' sculpture

http://startribune.com/walker-will-take-down-controversial-sculpture-after-protests/424820003/

Bowing to a wave of criticism over a gallows-like work intended for its revamped Sculpture Garden, the Walker Art Center will dismantle the piece.

"Scaffold," a two-story-high sculpture, partly inspired by the gallows where 38 Dakota Indians were hanged in Mankato in 1862, prompted an outcry from the state's American Indian communities. It had been set to debut on June 3, along with more than a dozen new works at the Minneapolis center.

While its creator, L.A.-based artist Sam Durant, had intended to raise awareness about capital punishment and address America's violent past, critics and protesters called the work insensitive, saying it trivializes Dakota history and genocide. The outcry intensified Friday and Saturday, both on social media and at the Walker itself, where protesters gathered.

After consulting with Durant, Walker Executive Director Olga Viso said Saturday that she decided the best course of action was to take down "Scaffold."
Posted by WhiskeyGrinder | Sun May 28, 2017, 04:59 PM (1 replies)

A golf cart to see Sicily? No resilience! No stamina! SAD!

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/g7-leaders-take-a-stroll-but-trump-takes-a-golf-cart-hhprv8r7b

The distance between Donald Trump and his G7 partners was spelled out dramatically today when Theresa May and the leaders of Italy, France, Germany, Japan and Canada strolled the streets of Taormina, Sicily — while he followed in a golf cart.

The six are planning to put pressure on Mr Trump over his opposition to free trade and efforts to combat climate change. They walked the 700 yards from the traditional G7 group photo, taken at a Greek amphitheatre, to a piazza in the hilltop town, but Mr Trump stayed behind until he could take a seat in the electric vehicle.

He had been the last to arrive for the photo, keeping the others waiting at the amphitheatre, which commands sweeping views over the Mediterranean.…
Posted by WhiskeyGrinder | Fri May 26, 2017, 06:18 PM (20 replies)
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