Melania Trump is racist and Michelle Obama-obsessed in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's short story

Melania Trump is racist and Michelle Obama-obsessed in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's short storyMelania Trump is apparently lonely, obsessed with Michelle Obama and a bit racist -- at least that's the story according to acclaimed writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.



Bill O'Reilly Accuser Says She's Still 'Terrified' Of Fox News

Bill O'Reilly Accuser Says She's Still 'Terrified' Of Fox NewsJuliet Huddy, a former Fox News employee who accused Bill O’Reilly of sexually harassing her in 2011, said Monday that she’s still “terrified” of the network after the lengths it went to in order to protect him and discredit her.



Southern California Braces For Wildfires As Region Goes On High Alert

Southern California Braces For Wildfires As Region Goes On High AlertOn the heels of devastating wildfires that killed more than 40 people in Northern California earlier this month, Southern California is now on high alert for fire danger.



Listeria Concerns Prompt Trader Joe's, Walmart Recalls

Listeria Concerns Prompt Trader Joe's, Walmart RecallsThe recalled produce included salad mixes and broccoli medleys from the brands Mann's and Kohlrabi.



Kremlin critic journalist stabbed at offices of Moscow news radio station 

Kremlin critic journalist stabbed at offices of Moscow news radio station A Russian opposition journalist was in a medically induced coma on Monday after a man claiming a "telepathic" connection broke into a liberal radio station and stabbed her in the neck.  The stabbing of Tatiana Felgenhauer follows state television smear pieces against the radio station and a series of attacks that forced another Echo of Moscow host to flee the country. Ms Felgenhauer, the well-known deputy editor of the station and an outspoken Kremlin critic, was in the Echo of Moscow offices when an unknown attacker stabbed her in the neck. He had blinded a guard with pepper spray, before barging into the offices and running down the corridor to where she was, editor Alexei Venediktov told Novaya Gazeta newspaper. Ms Felgenhauer was hospitalised in stable condition, he said. Photographs published by a staff member of Echo of Moscow showed blood splattered across the floor and what appeared to be a switchblade knife. A middle-aged man was being detained by police in the photographs. “The attacker didn't yell anything, everything was calm and silent. He came up, hugged her and inflicted the injury,” deputy editor Sergei Buntman told the news outlet Meduza. An ambulance leaves the Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow) radio station office in Moscow, Russia Credit: AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Russia's investigative committee has opened an attempted murder case, identifying the attacker only as a 48-year-old man with dual Israeli and Russian citizenship. The interior ministry said his motive was “personal hatred”. News agency Interfax quoted a law enforcement source as saying that the crime was not connected with Ms Felgenhauer's journalistic activities and that it was likely a case of “hooliganism”. Echo of Moscow staff rejected this explanation, however.  “A personal conflict between Tanya and the attacker is complete nonsense. Tanya doesn't know him. A thuggish attack on an editorial employee,” tweeted correspondent Tonia Samsonova. Echo of Moscow published a video of law enforcement interrogating the attacker, whom it identified as Boris Grits. In it, he claimed Ms Felgenhauer had sexually harassed him through "telepathic contact". A Wordpress blog under the name Boris Grits contained posts in which the author, who also complains about being unable to find work as a programmer in Israel, said he wasn't sure why Ms Felgenhauer was "following" him but suspected it was because he "wrote for Russia". "In a few weeks I'll come to Moscow and, if this doesn't stop, the consequences could be very unpleasant," said a post dated to September. Earlier this month, state television channel Rossiya 24 ran a smear piece on Echo of Moscow that claimed Ms Felgenhauer and other employees had discussed the “strengthening of critical media with foreign money” during a meeting with the France-based organisation Reporters Without Borders and the Germany-based Robert Bosch Foundation.  Before that, state television Channel One ran a piece claiming that Echo of Moscow was financed by the Broadcasting Board of Governors in the United States. Gazprom-Media, the arm of the state gas giant Gazprom that owns Echo of Moscow, denied that the radio station had any financial or other ties to the US agency.  Echo of Moscow's reporting has irked many officials, and employees have reported death threats. Yulia Latynina, a Kremlin critic who hosted a show on Echo of Moscow, fled Russia in September after a series of attacks - unknown assailants released a noxious gas into her family home, set her car on fire and threw feces on her in the street. She had previously complained of being followed and was given a state security detail. Novaya Gazeta political editor Kirill Martynov wrote on Monday that the Kremlin's inaction was partly responsible for the growing number of attacks on journalists and activists. "Propaganda has done too much to put independent journalism and opposition politicians outside the law, morally sanctioning the hunt for them," he said. 



US diplomat apologizes after Indonesia general denied entry

US diplomat apologizes after Indonesia general denied entryJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A U.S. diplomat apologized to Indonesia's government Monday after the top Indonesian general was prevented from traveling to Washington, but a Jakarta official said the country expected a complete explanation.



Hikers’ Families Say Deaths Motivated By ‘Compassion’

Hikers’ Families Say Deaths Motivated By ‘Compassion’The families of a young couple found dead in an embrace believe they died in a murder-suicide motivated by compassion.



Catalan separatists vow 'civil disobedience' in standoff with Madrid

Catalan separatists vow 'civil disobedience' in standoff with MadridCatalan separatists Monday threatened "mass civil disobedience" if Madrid carries out threats to depose their leaders, as tensions mounted over a bid to sever the region from Spain. Madrid stood firm on its plans to replace the government of the semi-autonomous region whose inhabitants voted "Yes" in a banned independence referendum on October 1. Catalonia's separatist parties, in turn, called a special session of the regional parliament for Thursday to devise a response.



White supremacist saved by black protester after being punched at anti-Nazi march

White supremacist saved by black protester after being punched at anti-Nazi marchWearing a white T-shirt emblazoned with swastikas, Randy Furniss, hands in his pockets, walked slowly through a crowd Thursday that had largely gathered to protest white nationalist Richard Spencer, who was delivering a speech at the University of Florida. Days before Florida Gov. Rick Scott, R, had warned in an executive order that a "threat of a potential emergency is imminent" in Alachua County, where the University of Florida is located, noting that prior speaking engagements involving Spencer have sparked protest and violence. The event was Spencer's first public speech on a college campus since he led hundreds of torch-bearing white supremacists, white nationalists and others through the University of Virginia in a far-right rally in August that preceded a weekend of violent protests in Charlottesville.



Japan's Shinzo Abe Conjures Stunning Election Victory in a Boost for Donald Trump

Japan's Shinzo Abe Conjures Stunning Election Victory in a Boost for Donald TrumpThe Japanese prime minister bonded with Trump over reining in North Korea



Strudel The Obese Dog's Fitness Journey Is Nothing Short Of Inspiring

Strudel The Obese Dog's Fitness Journey Is Nothing Short Of Inspiring  The dramatic weight loss of a severely chunky golden retriever mix could be an inspiration to people caring for overweight pets.



Tom Hanks Offers Suggestion To Those 'Frustrated' With Current Affairs: 'Read History'

Tom Hanks Offers Suggestion To Those 'Frustrated' With Current Affairs: 'Read History'Actor Tom Hanks recommends this: Brush up on your history.



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