Melbourne attack: Suspect was inspired by ISIS but had no direct contact, police say

(CNN)A man who stabbed three people after his pickup truck burst into flames in a Melbourne street was known to authorities for his radical views but was not considered a threat, Australian police said. “The event yesterday for us is a reality check. Even with the fall of the caliphate…

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California wildfire wipes out much of one town, kills 9

(CNN)One of three major wildfires roaring though California has burned its way into state history as the most destructive blaze on record in terms of structure loss, with more than 6,700 structures gone in two days, according to Cal Fire, the state’s fire-fighting agency. “There’s really not much left. There…

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5 things to know for November 6: Midterms, Cameroon, USA Gymnastics, Amazon, space

(CNN) 1. Midterm elections He’s not on the ballot, but today’s midterm elections are all about President Trump. He’ll either be rewarded for overseeing a booming economy and implementing new plans or punished for new policies and his unconventional style. Either way, we’ve never seen midterms with this much hype. Independents may end up…

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Facebook removes more pages, as FBI warns Russia still targeting American voters

(CNN)Facebook took down a network of Facebook pages and Instagram accounts Monday night after a tip from US law enforcement, just a few hours before polls open in this year’s midterm elections. “Once we know more — including whether these accounts are linked to the Russia-based Internet Research Agency or…

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Brad Pitt Fights Back Against Angelina Jolie! Zayn Malik Slams One Direction Bandmates! AND… | Perez Hilton – Perez Hilton

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s custody battle is still bitter! The exes are heading to court! Zayn Malik throwing jabs at his former One Direction bandmates! PETTY!! Pamela Anderson slams the Me Too movement! Sinead O’Connor converts to Islam and says she’s over white people! Iggy Azalea dropped by her…

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Facebook connects Russia to 100+ accounts it removed ahead of mid-terms

The 115 accounts Facebook took down yesterday for inauthentic behavior ahead of the mid-term elections may indeed have been linked to the Russia-based Internet Research Agency, according to a new statement from the company. It says that a site claiming association with the IRA today posted a list of Instagram…

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Hours before US Election Day, Facebook pulls dozens of accounts for coordinated inauthentic behavior

Facebook has pulled the plug on 30 accounts and 85 Instagram accounts that the company says were engaged in “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher revealed the latest batch of findings in a late-night blog post Monday. “On Sunday evening, U.S. law enforcement contacted us about…

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