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*A 3 year old Pit Mix was found in north st. Louis and his rescuers believe he was a bait dog used in training dogs to dogfight.  He has heartworm, gashes, scars and an ACL leg injury.  Did you know if you report dog fighting you can remain anonymous and the reward is $5,000...

HSUS Dog Fighting Hotline 1-877-847-4787 -- answered 24/7....Calls may be anonymous.  All information is kept confidential.  Your identity will be protected.  Reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a dogfighter.

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*Dierbergs is recalling 2 of their products that they say have undeclared allergens. The two recalled "3-ounce Scampi Butter" and 3-ounce "Cabernet Grille Butter" The products were sold at Dierbergs stores in central Missouri and western Illinois. If you have one of these products you can return it to the store where you bought it.

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*Bill Gates is so rich that he can give away $4.6 billion and still be the world's richest person. That's exactly what the Microsoft co-founder has done.

In a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission yesterday, Gates showed that he donated 64 million shares of Microsoft worth, $4.6 billion, to charity. It's his largest donation since he gave away $5.1 billion in 2000 to set up the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This latest charitable gift of Microsoft shares reduces his stake in the company to just 1.3 percent.

Although the SEC filing doesn't specify the recipient of the donation, it's believed the money is going to his foundation which has received $18 billion since it was formed. 

(Fortune)


Barack Obama's tweet Saturday in the wake of the violent protest in Charlottesville, Virginia is the third-most liked tweet ever.

The former president quoted Nelson Mandela when he wrote, "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."

The tweet has been liked more than 2.4 million times. 

(USA Today)


President Trump Re-Tweets Alt-Right Troll

Although President Donald Trump finally condemned racists following the deadly Charlottesville, Virginia protests over the weekend, he quickly made a flub that may give people more reason to question his sincerity. 

Just hours after his speech yesterday, the president re-tweeted a post by Jack Posobiec, who has known ties to white nationalist Richard Spencer. Posobiec’s tweet read, “Meanwhile: 39 shootings in Chicago this weekend, 9 deaths. No national media outrage. Why is that?”

Prosobiec is considered an ally of Spencer, a known white supremist who led Friday’s tiki torch filled rally in Charlottesville. They’ both were responsible for a rally supporting Trump’s strategist Steve Bannon, and held separate rallies protesting Kathy Griffin’s photos featuring Trump’s severed head. 

Source: New York Post


Iran’s President Threatens To Back Out Of Nuclear Deal

The newly re-elected president of Iran isn’t happy with the U.S. President Hassan Rouhani warned in a televised speech this morning that if the U.S. continues to impose new sanctions on the country they will quit the 2015 nuclear deal, which led to the lifting of sanctions in exchange for them adjusting their nuclear program.

"Iran could quit the nuclear deal within hours if the US imposes more sanctions," Rouhani said, according to Iran's state-run Press TV. Iran's MEHR news agency, noted that he also said, "Iran has remained and will remain committed to the deal, though any breach of promise by other parties will receive appropriate responses.” 

MEHR also reports that Rouhani used the Trump’s administration’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate agreement and new restrictions imposed by the U.S. on Cuba to suggest the U.S. was an unreliable partner. 

Source: CNN

 

Protestors in North Carolina Topple Confederate Statue: 

A nearly century old Confederate statue was pulled down by protesters at a North Carolina rally against racism. Protesters used a ladder and rope to pull down the 1924 bronze Confederate Soldiers Monument, which is of a soldier holding a rifle, and sits in front of an old courthouse building. They then began kicking the statue.

The protest was in response to this weekend’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, but some think what the North Carolina protestors did was too much. Democratic North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper tweeted, "The racism and deadly violence in Charlottesville is unacceptable but there is a better way to remove these monuments." 

Meanwhile most local officials have decided not to criticize the protestors’ actions. “Our elected officials and senior staff understand the unrest in our nation and community” after last weekend’s white power rally and terror attack in Charlottesville, VA,” Durham County’s public information office said. “We share the sentiments of many communities around the nation that admonish hate and acts of violence as we believe civility is necessary in our every action and response.” 

Source: Yahoo

 

SPORTS

*The Cards were off yesterday they play the Red Sox today, it's an away game!

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