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Several People Were Injured After A Protest Turned Violent Outside The Turkish Embassy In DC

Several People Were Injured After A Protest Turned Violent Outside The Turkish Embassy In DC

Violence broke out Tuesday during a protest in front of the Turkish Embassy in Washington, DC's Embassy Row, leaving at least nine people injured in what quickly turned into an all-out brawl.The violence erupted after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with President Trump at the White House. Pro- and anti-Erdogan protesters were gathered outside the Turkish Embassy when men in black suits were seen attacking demonstrators. Some of the people involved in the fight included Erdogan's guards, Voice of America reported.The Metropolitan Police Department told BuzzFeed News that two people were arrested after the incident. Ayten Necemi, 49, of Woodside, NY, was arrested for aggravated assault and Jalal Kheirabaoi of Fairfax, Virginia, was arrested for assault on a police officer, po...
Scientists Taught A Robot Language. It Immediately Turned Racist.

Scientists Taught A Robot Language. It Immediately Turned Racist.

One day a few years ago, while talking to a journalist in her office, Harvard computer science professor Latanya Sweeney typed her name into Google’s search bar to pull up a study. As results filled in, the page also brought up an alarming advertisement: for a service that would search for arrests against her name.The journalist perked up. Forget the paper, he told her, tell me about that arrest. That’s impossible, Sweeney replied — she had never been arrested.Sweeney decided to get to the bottom of the phenomenon. Armed with the names of 2,000 real people, she searched on Google.com and Reuters.com and noted how the ads delivered varied depending on the person’s race. In a 2013 study, she observed that searches for typically African American names suggested an arrest
How Two “Safe” Republican Seats Turned Into The First Big Tests Of Trump’s Republican Party

How Two “Safe” Republican Seats Turned Into The First Big Tests Of Trump’s Republican Party

WICHITA, Kansas — “Today, the eyes of the whole country are on Kansas.”Take it from Ted Cruz, who was here to rally a crowd gathered in a private airplane hangar here on a windy Monday in an unexpected, last-ditch drive to save one of the safest Republican seats in America from the surge in Democratic activism that has followed Donald Trump’s election to president.The special election in Kansas’ 4th District Tuesday will fill the seat left empty when President Donald Trump appointed former Rep. Mike Pompeo to head the CIA. Cruz had flown out here for an afternoon to help get out the vote for the Republican candidate, state treasurer Ron Estes.“This election, the special election tomorrow, makes a difference not just for Kansas,” Cruz intoned, “but for the whole country