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‘Stranger Things’ VR experience comes to PlayStation

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It’s rather late in the game, but PlayStation just dropped its Stranger Things VR experience — and it’s free.

While the insane amount of hype surrounding Season 2 of the series has subsided, the experience is now available on PlayStation VR, announced by Sony on Tuesday. 

Weirdly, the game is based around the events of Season 1, in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, in the 1980s. Your ol’ pal Will Byers finds himself sucked into the Upside Down and we haven’t even met Eleven yet.

But seeing as though we’re unlikely to get another season of Stranger Things until 2019, we’ll take what we can get. Read more…

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Source: http://mashable.com/2017/12/11/stranger-things-playstation-vr/

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Outside of a Roy Moore rally, the father of a gay daughter lost to suicide speaks up

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Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore once said he thinks “homosexual conduct should be illegal.” He’s also said plenty of other racist and intolerant things — along with being accused of sexually assaulting teenage girls. 

Well, one man wasn’t going to take it. Nathan Mathis, an Alabama farmer who lost his gay daughter to suicide, stood outside of Roy Moore’s rally on Monday night, and spoke out against the candidate’s homophobic comments. 

Here’s the video, from Vaughn Hillyard of NBC News:

Father, who says he’s a local peanut farmer in Wicksburg, outside Roy Moore rally talks about losing his gay daughter at age of 23 to suicide. “I was anti-gay myself. I said bad things to my daughter, which I regret.” pic.twitter.com/J0oOU0EJI2

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Source: http://mashable.com/2017/12/11/nathan-mathis-roy-moore-rally/

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‘I’ve Got Something to Say to This Guy.’ Watch Stephen Colbert React to the New York Bomb Attack

Stephen Colbert weighed in on the New York City bomb attack Monday, during his nightly monologue on the Late Show aired only hours after the 27-year-old suspect was arrested.

Colbert began by acknowledging the “scary morning in New York City.”

Around 7:20 a.m. on Monday, a man authorities later identified as Akayed Ullah partially detonated an improvised explosive device that was attached to his body at an underground walkway near the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Times Square. At least four people suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the blast, which also caused panic among morning commuters.

Officials said the suspect was acting alone and was inspired by ISIS, though he did not have direct contact with the group.

Colbert remarked that the suspect was a resident of Brooklyn, so “used only locally sourced handmade artisanal bomb parts.” The comedian then advised that it would take more than Monday’s blast to rattle New York City commuters.

“I’ve got something to say to this guy.” – Stephen Colbert reacts to this morning’s bombing in New York City. #LSSC pic.twitter.com/j1sP14cPaJ

— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) December 12, 2017

“I’ve got something to say to this guy,” Colbert said. “Seriously? You tried to terrorize New York subway commuters? Nice try.”

“New York commuters don’t even flinch when the subway break dancers kick two inches away from their face. They have to battle rats for their seats, which, for the record, you should only give up if the rat is pregnant,” he added.

Source: http://time.com/5059985/stephen-colbert-reaction-new-york-bomb/

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Spicer writing book about White House tenure

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Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced Monday night that he is writing a book about his brief run behind the podium, taking readers “behind the scenes of his turbulent tenure.”

“I’ve decided that it is incumbent on me to set the record straight,” Spicer told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Monday night. “I looked back at the coverage of the campaign, the transition and the first six, seven months of this White House and realized that the stories that are being told are not an accurate represent[ation] of what President Trump went through to get the nomination, to transition to the White House and then his first six months in office.”

His book titled “The Briefing” will be published by Regnery Publishing, which calls itself “the leader in conservative books,” in July.

Spicer resigned after only six-months as President Donald Trump’s spokesman, but in his short tenure he became known for vocally defending the president’s assertions about his Inauguration crowd size, tussled with reporters and became the inspiration for Melissa McCarthy’s Emmy-winning portrayal of him on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” He resigned in protest after Anthony Scaramucci was hired as White House communications director, a position Scaramucci held for only 11 days.

Source: https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/11/sean-spicer-book-press-secretary-291744

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Vladimir Putin Says Russian Troops Will Partially Withdraw From Syria

Russian troops will soon begin exiting Syria under new orders from President Vladimir Putin, who made an unannounced visit to the war-torn country Monday.

“I order the defense minister and the chief of the general staff to start withdrawing the Russian group of troops to their permanent bases,” Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency quoted Putin as saying, according to the BBC.

“I have taken a decision: a significant part of the Russian troop contingent located in Syria is returning home to Russia,” he added.

Russian military action in Syria began in 2015 after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appealed to Putin for help. Although airstrikes nominally targeted ISIS, Russian bombs frequently hit more mainstream groups opposing pro-Assad forces and proved crucial in swinging the country’s civil war in the government’s favor.

Read more: Russia Has Denied Carrying Out Air Strikes That Killed Dozens of Civilians in Syria

Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu heralded the partial military withdrawal on the day of Putin’s visit. The speed at which it would occur would “depend on the situation” in Syria, he said.

Putin reportedly issued a similar directive last year, although the Kremlin’s operations in Syria continued.

Last month, the Russian President hosted Assad in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. There, ahead of a summit between Russia, Turkey, and Iran, Putin announced his intention to end Russia’s military operations in Syria.

Source: http://time.com/5059949/putin-russia-syria-withdrawal/

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Bombed into famine: how Saudi air campaign targets Yemen’s food supplies

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Sources of food are a lifeline in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, but are being targeted by the Saudi-led coalition

At 11.30pm, 10 nautical miles off Yemen’s western Red Sea coast, seven fishermen were near the end of the four hours it had taken to haul their nets bulging with the day’s catch into their fibreglass boat. Suddenly, away from the illumination of the vessel’s large spotlight, one of the men spotted a black silhouette coming towards them.

Moments later a helicopter began circling overhead. The fishermen assumed an approaching warship would call for them to show their registration documents and ID cards. They were well within the 30 nautical mile boundary they had been warned not to cross by leaflets airdropped on land by the Saudi-led coalition. But, without warning, gunfire suddenly erupted from the helicopter.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/12/bombed-into-famine-how-saudi-air-campaign-targets-yemens-food-supplies