Canadian woman charged for allegedly firing pellet gun at Pokmon Go players

No injuries after woman fired at least four shots from rooftop on to street near Toronto where smartphone game placed a gym for players to battle each other

A Canadian woman has been charged after she allegedly fired a pellet gun at Pokmon Go players from the rooftop of a Toronto-area home, local police said on Monday.

Witnesses saw the 29-year-old woman fire at least four shots on Saturday night from the roof of a two-story building, police said in a statement, adding that no players were injured.

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July 26, 2016

What Clinton’s campaign learned from gamers

Philadelphia (CNN)When you get tired of hunting Pokmon, Hillary Clinton’s campaign hopes you’ll get addicted to her new game too.

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July 25, 2016

Pundit cites ‘Dora the Explorer’ to criticize Kaine’s use of Spanish

Washington (CNN)CNN political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes on Saturday criticized Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine for speaking in Spanish, saying it contrasted with this week’s Republican convention in which “I didn’t have to get a translator.”

Hughes, who supports Donald Trump, told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “CNN Newsroom” that Kaine’s appearance with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Miami — in which her VP pick frequently spoke in Spanish — highlighted the differences between the Republican and Democratic parties.
    “What Mr. Trump did, he spoke in a language all Americans can understand — that is English,” Hughes said. “I didn’t have to get a translator for anything that was going on at the (Republican National Convention) this week. And I’m hoping I’m not going to have to start brushing up on my ‘Dora the Explorer’ to understand some of the speeches given this week.”
    Dora, the heroine of a Nickelodeon cartoon, is a Latina and occasionally speaks in Spanish on the show.
    Hughes didn’t mention Kentucky State Sen. Ralph Alvarado, who spoke in Spanish in parts of his speech at the Republican convention on Wednesday.
    She added that she appreciates Kaine being “multicultural” by speaking Spanish, adding that Trump’s wife, Melania, who has said she speaks five languages, is also multilingual.
    CNN political commentator and Clinton supporter Bakari Sellers quickly blasted Hughes for the remarks.
    “Last week, we saw the demonization of certain cultures in this community, even comparing Spanish to ‘Dora the Explorer,'” he said.
    Hughes later walked back her remarks.
    “I never meant 2 cause hurt rather attempt 2 reference a cute tool I learned/taught Spanish 2 my own children obviously failed. I was wrong,” Hughes tweeted.
    Trump has been critical of candidates for speaking Spanish in the past, at one point calling on former primary rival Jeb Bush to speak English while he was in the US.
    A 2013 Gallup survey found 72% of Americans say it is essential that immigrants living in the US learn to speak English.

    Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/23/politics/scottie-nell-hughes-spanish-tim-kaine/index.html

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    July 24, 2016

    Ivanka Trump markets her look after RNC speech

    Washington (CNN)Looking to model yourself after the daughter of the Republican nominee for president? Ivanka Trump is here to help — marketing her “look” on Twitter the day after delivering a speech at the GOP convention.

    Trump, known for her business savvy, tweeted, “Shop Ivanka’s look from her #RNC speech” — likely the first time the daughter of a major party nominee has promoted a clothing line in conjunction with her father’s presidential campaign.
      The dress, called “Ivanka Trump Sleeveless Studded Sheath Dress,” retails for $138 and is currently sold out on the site. The dress is also sold out at the department store Nordstrom.
      The description on Macy’s calls the pink dress a “sophisticated sheath dress” that “works wonders at both social and professional occasions with sleek studwork and a fabulous fit.”
      The tweet includes a photo of Trump introducing her father for his nomination acceptance speech.
      She also included a link that redirects to Macy’s, which carries her clothing line. It’s an affiliate link, which means Trump may be receiving commission from sales.
      Trump got into the fashion industry by starting a jewelry collection in 2007, and then eventually expanded into clothing, shoes, handbags and more.

      Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/22/politics/ivanka-trump-dress-republican-national-convention/index.html

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      July 23, 2016

      Edward Snowden designs phone case to show when data is being monitored

      Snowden and co-designer Andrew Bunnie Huangs introspection engine knows when a cellular, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection is being used to share data

      Edward Snowden has helped design a mobile phone case called the introspection engine that, he claims, will show when a smartphone is transmitting information that could be monitored.

      Presenting via video link to event at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Snowden and co-designer Andrew Bunnie Huang showed how the device connects to a phones different radio transmitters, showing its owner knows when a cellular, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection is being used to share or receive data.

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      July 22, 2016

      Congressman dies after cancer battle

      Washington (CNN)Rep. Mark Takai of Hawaii has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer, his office announced Wednesday. He was 49.

      “The Takai family thanks the people of Hawaii for their support during this difficult time,” said an official statement issued by the congressman’s office, which noted Takai was surrounded by his family.
        Takai, a Democrat, made his cancer publicly known last year after a tumor was found in his pancreas.
        “A few days ago, my doctors conducted diagnostic tests in response to certain stomach pains and discomfort that I have been experiencing for several weeks,” Takai said in a statement in October. “The tests show that I have a small tumor in the pancreas and I will shortly begin treatment.”
        Takai was elected to Congress in 2014 after spending 20 years as a state lawmaker.
        Colleagues on Capitol Hill were quick to respond with condolences on Twitter.
        House Speaker Paul Ryan tweeted: “He was an exemplary soldier, public servant and beloved member of the House of Representatives. His love for Hawaii and the people he represented was evident every day. My prayers are with his wife, Sami, and his children, Matthew and Kalia.”
        Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz tweeted: “Deeply saddened to hear about my colleague Mark Takai’s passing from cancer. The Democratic family’s thoughts are with the Takais today.”
        Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison tweeted: “Saddened to hear about the death of @RepMarkTakai. A great public servant, and an even better father. I’m thinking about his family.”
        California Rep. Loretta Sanchez tweeted: “Heartbroken by the passing of my dear colleague @RepMarkTakai after his battle with pancreatic cancer. My deepest condolences to his family.”

        Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/20/politics/mark-takai-hawaii-dies-cancer/index.html

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        July 21, 2016

        American art museums cautiously embrace Pokmon Go

        Institutions including MoMA in New York are seizing the opportunity to get gamers through the doors, though some museumgoers are unimpressed

        Summer is a tough time to get paying museumgoers through the doors but this year, theres an extra incentive. Art museums like the Whitney and the Museum of Modern Art in New York are jumping on the Pokmon Go bandwagon and helping players of the augmented reality game catch em all.

        Just as local businesses have jumped on the bandwagon to get new customers, museums are jumping on board to attract young players and boost ticket sales from Los Angeles to New York, Texas and Boston.

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        July 20, 2016

        Cop stabbed with samurai sword honored for bravery

        (CNN)Two British police officers, one of whom was stabbed in the leg by a samurai sword-wielding man, were recently recognized for their bravery at a ceremony in London.

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        July 19, 2016

        HIV cure study provides insight into 2008 case

        (CNN)In 2008, one man, Timothy Ray Brown, was cured of HIV.

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        July 18, 2016

        Devotion and despair: The lonely struggle of a gay Mormon

        (CNN)On the night of February 12, 2016, Harry Fisher spent a few hours online: He scrolled through Facebook, checked his email. He searched Google Maps for nearby canyons and read through the lesson plan for a Sunday school class he would not live to teach.

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        July 17, 2016