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Jeb Bush still hasn't announced yet
Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, and Mike Huckabee all announced their candidacies this week. All three are considered long-shots for the White House, and they will probably lean harder on their fringe status to stand out — and in doing so, will shape the tenor and discourse of the race. For more insight into how these candidates factor into 2016, check out this Politico piece by Ben Schreckinger and this MSNBC piece by Benjy Sarlin.
"Stingrays" are essentially cell site simulators that act like cell phone towers which allows law enforcement agencies to collect unique, and often sensitive, identifying information from nearby mobile phones. "The devices were first designed to track terrorists and spies overseas, but have become commonly used by police officers to hunt all kinds of criminals from kidnappers to thieves," Smithsonian's Danny Lewis writes.
The event took place in Garland, Texas. It was organized by Pamela Geller of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which is known for its anti-Muslim stance. The White House described Sunday’s shooting at a Muhammad cartoon event in Texas as an “attempted terrorist attack,” but said it is unclear if ISIS was involved in the incident, though the group claimed responsibility.
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It's called "Barrel Bombs"
The report accuses Syria of using something called "barrel bombs" — “so-called because they are often made from oil barrels packed with explosives and metal fragments [and] are crudely made but extremely deadly weapons that are dropped during aerial attacks,” BuzzFeed News’ Shyamantha Asokan writes.
And a lot has changed in the five years in between. Historically, the U.K. general elections are a fight between two dominant parties, Labour and the Conservatives. But smaller parties gained traction over the last five years as the public grew increasingly disillusioned with the two major parties — mainly because of the economy. So this election was more fractured than ever before. The Conservatives outperformed expectations and won the general election, by the way. Check out the election results in this recap by BuzzFeed News' Jim Waterson.
To run for a third termTo raise taxesTo abolish the churchTo impose water restrictions
That he was running for a third term
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his re-election bid in late April, arguing that his first term "did not count" because he was appointed president by the parliament following the end of the country's civil war in 2005. The Burundi elections are scheduled to take place June 26.
On Wednesday, Chicago's City Council unanimously approved a $5.5 million fund for individuals who suffered police torture between the 1970s to the early 1990s. During these years, more than 100 young black men were subjected to violent torture by detectives under police Commander Jon Burge, according to the Huffington Post.
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"The new flight will travel between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Havana Jose Marti International Airport each Friday at noon, with a return flight from Havana to JFK every Friday at 4:30 p.m," Time's Victor Luckerson writes. This makes JetBlue the first carrier to announce a new flight between the two countries since travel restrictions were recently eased. Wondering how to be socially and politically conscious when traveling to Cuba? Check out this BuzzFeed interview with travel expert and author Rick Steves.
The new chain will be more technologically-advancedThe new chain will feature clothing for saleThe new chain will offer lower pricesThe new chain will feature more imported food
It will offer lower prices
“It will deliver a convenient, transparent, and values-oriented experience geared toward millennial shoppers, while appealing to anyone looking for high-quality fresh food at great prices," Whole Foods' co-CEO Walter Robb said in the company's second-quarter earnings report. $$ Om nom nom nom nom! $$