Powerful video campaign in Scotland against mental health stigma

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Al Jazeera America is shutting down

Al Jazeera's logo at the MIPTV, the International Television Programs Market, event in Cannes April 2, 2012  REUTERS

Adieu, Al Jazeera America, and all the DNA it absorbed from Al Gore's once massively-hyped Current TV.

The network's closure is particularly sad news for all the great TV news journalists they recruited since Al Jazeera America debuted in 2013. Al Jazeera America will shut down by April 30, 2016, many media outlets report today. The New York Times reports that its imminent death was announced at a companywide meeting on Wednesday. The Times previously reported last year about network staff complaining bitterly of a “culture of fear.”

“There was an exodus of top executives, along with a pair of lawsuits from former employees that included complaints about sexism and anti-Semitism at the news channel.”

A woman passes by the Al Jazeera America broadcast center in NYC Jan. 13, 2016. REUTERS

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In a memo to the staff, Al Jazeera America’s chief executive, Al Anstey, said the “decision by Al Jazeera America’s board is driven by the fact that our business model is simply not sustainable in light of the economic challenges in the U.S. media marketplace.”

“I know the closure of AJAM will be a massive disappointment for everyone here who has worked tirelessly for our long-term future,” he continued. “The decision that has been made is in no way because AJAM has done anything but a great job. Our commitment to great journalism is unrivaled.”

Al Jazeera America went on the air in August 2013 after it bought Al Gore’s Current TV for $500 million. It promised to be thoughtful and smart, free of the shouting arguments that have defined cable news in the United States over the last decade.

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President Obama's final State of the Union address

President Obama delivers his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington January 12, 2016. REUTERS

President Barack Obama tonight gave the final State of the Union Address of his final presidential term. Here is the full text of those remarks.

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How to drink your morning coffee in Norway like a boss

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This dude makes Norway looks cold, but also cool.

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SpaceX releases new video of Falcon 9 launch and landing

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SpaceX today published some wonderful new footage of its recent successful Falcon 9 launch and landing.

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Mourning David Bowie (photos)

A woman with a Ziggy Stardust tattoo visits a mural of David Bowie in Brixton, south London, January 11, 2016. REUTERS

Images from around the world today, as fans mourn the death of David Bowie. He died Sunday, January 10, 2016. He was 69, and had been receiving treatment for cancer for 18 months, according to reports.

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North Korea blasts loudspeakers at South Korea because South is blasting North with same

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) uses a pair of binoculars to look towards the South, near the border with South Korea, southwest of Pyongyang March 7, 2013.

If the history of North/South Korean loudspeaker aggression is any indication, we're looking at a high risk of bullets flying over the border soon. First comes the noise, then comes the artillery fire.

North Korea is doubling down on its loudspeaker psy-ops along the inter-Korean border in retaliation for South Korea's amplified K-pop music and shade-throwing at Kim Jung Un.

Reuters:

South Korea's loudspeaker broadcasts aimed at North Korea push the rivals to the "brink of war," a top North Korean official has told a propaganda rally, in the isolated country's first official response to the sonic barrage across its border.

North Korea's fourth nuclear test on Wednesday angered both the United States and China, which was not given prior notice, although the U.S. government and weapons experts doubt the North's claim that the device it set off was a hydrogen bomb.

In retaliation for the test, South Korea on Friday unleashed a ear-splitting propaganda barrage. The last time South Korea deployed the loudspeakers, in August 2015, it triggered an exchange of artillery fire.

"Jealous of the successful test of our first H-bomb, the U.S. and its followers are driving the situation to the brink of war, by saying they have resumed psychological broadcasts and brought in strategic bombers," said North Korea's Kim Ki Nam, who is head of the ruling Workers' Party propaganda department.

State media on Friday published this sick burn of an official insult along with photos of a rally on Friday which suggested that thousands of people gathered in central Pyongyang, holding signs honoring leader Kim Jong Un. Read the rest

IOS 9.3 will let you dim display's blue light to help your brain shift towards sleep

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Apple today unveiled a teaser of what's in store in the latest iOS release, 9.3. Among the “numerous innovations” promised: a blue light dimmer to “help you get a good night’s sleep.”

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Video: All the classic movie references hidden in Pixar's animated films

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Okay, this may not in fact be ALL of the classic movie references in animated films from Pixar, but it's a whole lot of 'em.

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Dogs that have their tongue sticking out just a little

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A tumblog of greatness: “dogs that have their tongue sticking out just a little.”

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Teaser trailer for 'Better Call Saul' Season 2 is pretty awesome

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Can't wait for Season 2 of AMC TV's 'Better Call Saul,' the offshoot of the Breaking Bad multiverse in which our protagonist is the beloved underdog scumbag lawyer played so perfectly by Bob Odenkirk. This is my absolute favorite show right now. Don't fuck it up this season, guys, Season One was perfect perfect perfect perfect and this S2 trailer is too.

Better Call Saul Season 2 returns Feb. 15 to AMC.

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Someone stuck a GoPro inside a washing machine, and let the video roll

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[WARNING: FLASHING LIGHT IN THIS VIDEO MAY BE DANGEROUS FOR PEOPLE WITH CERTAIN MEDICAL CONDITIONS]

In case you were wondering, this is what a laundry cycle looks like from inside the clothes washing machine.

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The late Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead immortalized in a milk ad from Finland

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Lemmy Kilmister of Mötorhead may have been known for his hard drinking, but he'll be forever remembered in an ad for a different beverage. Milk.

Just weeks before he died at age 70 from cancer, he shot a TV ad for the Finnish dairy products company Valio. After the rocker's death, Valio ran some of Lemmy's unscripted, improvised material -- which wasn't even part of the ad! -- as a tribute to the heavy metal icon.

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South Korea blasts K-pop at North to piss off Kim Jong Un

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) uses a pair of binoculars to look towards the South, near the border with South Korea, southwest of Pyongyang March 7, 2013.

The government of South Korea is playing loudly amplified anti-North Korea propaganda along the North Korean border today. The sonic assault combines K-Pop music with throwing shade at the North’s nuclear program and its leader Kim Jong Un. North Korea considers the broadcasts to be an act of war.

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Deer enjoys frolicking in a puddle in the forest

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“Super cute. Deer frolicking in a puddle.”

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Man claims he don't take no orders from no women

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He admits he's from Mars. An unpleasant gentleman whose flatbed truck dumped a bunch of wood all over a residential street tells Detroit 7 Action News he don't take no orders from no women. Good to know.

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Just a giant bear and his human friend, getting snuggly

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Folks, don't try this with the gigantic bear you have at home.

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