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A New Iran?




It seems strong-headed presidents just aren't resonating with voters this year. Moderate Iranian candidates have taken strong early leads in Friday's Iranian election for local councils and the (technically) powerful Assembly of Experts. The results are widely seen as an embarrassment for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his kooky agenda, despite actually earning some respect in the Middle East for frustrating U.S. military efforts in Iraq.

This could mean good news for future diplomatic efforts pushed by the Iraq Study Group, but in the short-run, we'll be looking for Ahmadinejad to accept the resignation of the Iranian Rumsfeld (and then throw him a loving farewell ceremony).
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Jim Browning is a YouTuber from the UK who has an amazing ability to catch scammers in the act.

In this video, he responds to a scam email claiming he bought a laptop by breaking into the scammer's computer. In the process he uncovers where the scammers work, their banking information, and even their personal identities.

"I got an 'invoice' email telling me that I had paid for a $3800 laptop," Browning writes on his YouTube page. "No links... just a phone number. It's a real shame that these scammers emailed me because I was able to find out exactly who they were and where the were."

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Danielle Reno of Missouri left her car running and it was stolen by thieves. But she wasn't going to let her car go so easily.

For 48 hours this owner of a pet rescue tracked the charges being made on her credit card. Ultimately, she found her car at a local Applebee's, and then went after the thieves.

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

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