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Police Officer to Media in Ferguson: 'I Will F*cking Kill You'

mashable.com — A police officer pointed his gun at a group people documenting events in Ferguson Tuesday night and threatened to kill them, according to video footage posted to YouTube on Wednesday. In the footage, the citizen journalist who was using live-streaming website Ustream to document the protests in real-time, walks with a crowd of protesters and other media when a police officer approaches with his gun raised.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @ACLU: Cop who threatened to kill #Ferguson protesters is now "relieved of duty and SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY" mashable.com/2014/08/20/pol…

Aug 20, 2014

This is the USA in the 21st Century: Officer Is Suspended After Telling Media in Ferguson: 'I Will F*cking Kill You' mashable.com/2014/08/20/pol…

Aug 20, 2014

RT @ACLU: Cop who threatened to kill #Ferguson protesters is now "relieved of duty and SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY" mashable.com/2014/08/20/pol…

Aug 20, 2014

RT @ACLU: Cop who threatened to kill #Ferguson protesters is now "relieved of duty and SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY" mashable.com/2014/08/20/pol…

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A Powerful Video Every Ice Bucket Challenge Hater Needs to See

mashable.com — Anthony Carbajal was diagnosed with ALS at age 26, and he has a tearful message for all the Ice Bucket Challenge critics. So before you complain about your Facebook Newsfeed being overrun by friends and family dumping icy water on their heads, take a few minutes to hear Anthony's story.
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Ferguson Teens: Acting Tough. Risking Their Lives. Hiding Their Fear.

mashable.com — FERGUSON, Missouri - "We young, we strong, we marchin' all night long." The crowds of protesters grow louder, more tense as it nears 11 p.m. on Tuesday. But look closer at the faces behind the bandanas and you'll see hallmark signs of youth: patchy stubble, dewey complexions and expressions of naive passion.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @nycjim: Ferguson teens are filled with bravado, but deep down they are scared young men. on.mash.to/1pP7XWg via @mashable pic.twitter.com/Pin6YG5aLr

Aug 20, 2014

Ferguson teens acting tough, but still young, scared men. Terrific reporting from @AmandaWills & @AshleyCodianni on.mash.to/1pP7XWg

Aug 20, 2014

RT @nycjim: Ferguson teens are filled with bravado, but deep down they are scared young men. on.mash.to/1pP7XWg via @mashable pic.twitter.com/Pin6YG5aLr

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President Obama to Address Beheading of U.S. Journalist James Foley

mashable.com — President Obama is expected to speak about the murder of U.S. journalist James Foley at 12:45 p.m. ET. Obama's remarks will mark the first time the president addressed the barbaric murder and are expected to be delivered in the context of the broader Iraq conflict, CBS White House correspondent Major Garrett said.
Aug 20, 2014

Obama: "Today the entire world is applied by the brutal murder of James Foley.” Live: on.mash.to/1tpTwaK

Aug 20, 2014

RT @nycjim: Obama: "Today the entire world is applied by the brutal murder of James Foley.” Live: on.mash.to/1tpTwaK

Aug 20, 2014

RT @nycjim: Obama: "Today the entire world is applied by the brutal murder of James Foley.” Live: on.mash.to/1tpTwaK

Aug 20, 2014

RT @nycjim: Obama to speak soon from Martha’s Vineyard about the killing of journalist James Foley. You can watch it here: on.mash.to/1tpTwaK

Aug 20, 2014

RT @nycjim: Obama to speak soon from Martha’s Vineyard about the killing of James Foley. Watch it here: on.mash.to/1tpTwaK

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Vine Finally Lets You Import Videos From Your Phone

mashable.com — Vine is granting the wishes of every star and amateur on its platform by allowing users to import existing videos. The absence of this feature on Vine, until now, resulted in some opting for Instagram instead; the platform lets you upload 15-second videos, as opposed to Vine's six seconds that you couldn't pull from elsewhere.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @The_News_DIVA: Vine Finally Lets You Import Videos From Your Phone: Vine is granting the wishes of every star and amate... on.mash.to/1vhQSFa #news

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The Children of Ferguson

mashable.com — FERGUSON, Missouri - Parked in a driveway just steps away from an armored police truck was a truck that served a very different purpose on Tuesday night - a stage for five carefree children to perform their song, "Hands Up, Don't Shoot." Eight-year-old Meosha was on drums made from a bucket.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @samcmlaird: Great @AmandaWills story on all those kids at the protests in #Ferguson. To be a parent of a black kid there now ... mashable.com/2014/08/20/chi…

Aug 20, 2014

"I don't keep anything from my kids" - buff.ly/1mlsCNf - the children of #Ferguson, on the front line

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Twitter Is Suspending Accounts That Post Images of Journalist's Beheading

mashable.com — Hours after a video purportedly showing the brutal beheading of American journalist James Foley started circulating online, Twitter announced Wednesday that it is "actively" suspending accounts that share the gory images.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @PaulaPedene: Twitter Is Suspending Accounts That Post Images of Journalist's Beheading mashable.com/2014/08/20/twi… via @mashable

Aug 20, 2014

RT @lauraelizdavis: Twitter says it's "actively" suspending accounts that share graphic images of James Foley: mashable.com/2014/08/20/twi…

Aug 20, 2014

Twitter says it's "actively" suspending accounts that share graphic images of James Foley: mashable.com/2014/08/20/twi…

Aug 20, 2014

Twitter Is Suspending Accounts That Post Images of Journalist's Beheading mashable.com/2014/08/20/twi…

Aug 20, 2014

Twitter is suspending accounts that post images of James Foley's beheading. mashable.com/2014/08/20/twi…

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24 Hours Later, St. Louis Police Release Video of Officers Shooting Knife-Wielding Man

mashable.com — A man wielding a knife outside a north St. Louis convenience store was shot dead on Tuesday by St. Louis city police officers, whose department then moved fast to release video and 911 tapes related to the incident. The shooting came less than two weeks after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead in nearby Ferguson, also by a police officer.
Aug 20, 2014

"Every police officer that's out here has a right to defend themselves.” SLPD chief explains 12 shots. on.mash.to/1pQlYDd

Aug 20, 2014

St. Louis police officers fired 12 shots in killing of knife-wielding shoplifting suspect. on.mash.to/YBfLBg via @mashable

Aug 20, 2014

RT @mashable: 24 hours later, St. Louis police release video of officers shooting knife-wielding man: on.mash.to/1uYqC5u

Aug 20, 2014

Wonder if @Twitter will take down *this* video of a man being killed: mashable.com/2014/08/20/st-… (h/t @NicoHines)

Aug 20, 2014

Another horrific murder posted on YouTube mashable.com/2014/08/20/st-… This time cops in the US doing the killing (by @moneyries)

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At Least 39 Journalists Are Still Missing Worldwide, 20 Missing in Syria

mashable.com — A video purportedly showing the beheading of missing American journalist James Foley was released on Tuesday by an extremist group called the Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS/ISIL). News of Foley's alleged death was sudden and tragic, especially because his family and supporters launched a campaign to find him after he was kidnapped in Syria in November 2012.
Aug 20, 2014

At least 39 journalists still missing worldwide; CPJ estimates 20 have gone missing in Syria since 2011: mashable.com/2014/08/20/39-…

Aug 20, 2014

RT @diannaheitz: At Least 39 Journalists Are Still Missing Worldwide, 20 Missing in Syria mashable.com/2014/08/20/39-…

Aug 20, 2014

RT @ICIJorg: At Least 39 Journalists Are Still Missing Worldwide, 20 Missing in Syria via @mashable @pressfreedom on.mash.to/1BCmlGK

Aug 20, 2014

RT @diannaheitz: At Least 39 Journalists Are Still Missing Worldwide, 20 Missing in Syria mashable.com/2014/08/20/39-…

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Ferguson Live Updates: Eric Holder Calls for Change in Personal Appeal

mashable.com — View the story "Ferguson Live Updates, Con't" on Storify] Mashable continues to track the latest from Ferguson, Mo. Storified by Mashable · Wed, Aug 20 2014 23:43:17 Officer suspended after telling media in Ferguson: 'I will f*cking kill you' 6 p.m.

Mo'ne Davis: Get to Know Little League's Biggest Star

mashable.com — Mo'ne Davis, the 13-year-old pitcher who has become a Little League World Series sensation, is set to take the mound again on Wednesday night. Her team from Philadelphia plays a squad from Las Vegas on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. ET. Baseball fans and non-fans alike will tune in from across America to follow one of summer's sweetest sports stories.

Next-Gen Solar Panels Are Nearly Invisible to the Naked Eye

mashable.com — It's hard to see the latest solar panel technology - which is kind of the point. Researchers at Michigan State University developed a new type of solar panel that is almost completely transparent. It harnesses solar energy using organic molecules, which glow when exposed to sunlight.

Beyond Millennials: How to Reach Generation Z

mashable.com — Millennials are so last year. As the generation that inspired countless thinkpieces eases out of the public eye, marketers are honing in on the next wave of consumers: Generation Z. These folks, born in 1995 or later, make up 25.9% of the United States' population, contribute $44 billion to the American economy and differ from their predecessors in a few key ways.

Iceland Evacuates Area Near Bardabunga Volcano Over Eruption Concerns

mashable.com — Authorities in Iceland have evacuated areas surrounding the country's largest glacier amid worries that Bardarbunga, a sub-glacial volcano there, will soon erupt. Around 3,000 small earthquakes have been detected since Aug. 16, and unusual seismic activity continued into Wednesday. Iceland's civil protection agency said a volcanic eruption "cannot be ruled out," and evacuated about 300 people, most of them tourists.

Billy Crystal Will Honor Robin Williams At the Emmy Awards

mashable.com — Robin Williams will be honored at Monday's Emmy ceremony with a tribute led by his longtime friend, Billy Crystal, the award show's executive producer Don Mischer said Wednesday. Singer Sara Bareilles, who last week dedicated a song on stage during a concert to the late comedian, will perform during the In Memoriam segment.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @mashentertain: Robin Williams' Emmy Awards tribute will be given by longtime friend Billy Crystal: on.mash.to/1q11Eho

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