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Nuns kill children, when cops give the most speeding tickets, do you know baby shark? and more

• Updated Aug 29, 2018 at 11:47 AM

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THE GUARDIAN: Donald Trump warns privately of ‘violence’ if GOP loses midterms

In a private meeting with Christian ministers, Donald Trump warned of “violence” if Republicans do not maintain control of Congress in the midterm elections, according to an audio recording of the meeting obtained by the New York Times.

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BUZZFEED: We saw nuns kill children: The ghosts of St. Joseph’s Catholic Orphanage

...But for all these revelations — including this month’s Pennsylvania grand jury report on how the church hid the crimes of hundreds of priests — a darker history, the one to which Sally’s story belongs, remains all but unknown. It is the history of unrelenting physical and psychological abuse of captive children.

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THE BIG THINK: Data reveals when cops give out the most speeding tickets

It’s widely, and cynically, believed that police give out more tickets at the end of each month to make their quota, doing their bit to keep their departments on-budget. But is this true? Well, yes, but… The fact is, for anyone who hopes to, let’s say, “bend” the law, it’s a complicated game of playing the odds (not that Big Think encourages unlawfulness, of course).

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USA TODAY: 'Teeth-chattering' winter with plenty of snow, Farmers' Almanac predicts

Unlike other news stories predicting a warm, wet winter, the Farmers' Almanac predicts a "colder-than-normal" season, stretching from the Continental Divide to the Appalachians.

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ONE COOL THING: Do you know about Baby Shark?

“Baby SHARK, doo doo da-doo da-doo… Mommy SHARK, doo doo da-doo da-doo…” Do those lyrics ring a bell? If not, you probably don’t have a toddler in your house.

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