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US weighs ‘appropriate’ response on Libya: official

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WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama is “considering all appropriate actions” on Libya, an administration official said Monday, urging Moamer Kadhafi’s regime not to use force against raging protests.

Angry Libyan demonstrators attacked the state broadcaster and set government buildings ablaze on Monday as the leader’s son warned that the north African country faces civil war and “rivers of blood.”

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With gunfire crackling in the streets of Tripoli, and Human Rights Watch putting the death toll at 233 since Thursday, Saif al-Islam Kadhafi vaguely promised reforms as he condemned the revolt as a foreign plot.

“We are analyzing the speech of Saif al-Islam Kadhafi to see what possibilities it contains for meaningful reform,” an administration official said.

“We will seek clarification from senior Libyan officials, as we continue to raise with them the need to avoid violence against peaceful protesters and respect universal rights.”

The official added that Obama was briefed on the situation on Sunday night by his national security advisor, Tom Donilon, “and is being kept up to speed on events today, and we are considering all appropriate actions.”


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Android phones to get ‘ShakeAlert’ earthquake warnings — and phones may double as tremor detectors

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Android phones will receive warnings triggered by a "ShakeAlert" earthquake early-warning system implemented on the West Coast by the US Geological Survey and partners.

ShakeAlert uses signals from hundreds of seismometers across the state to trigger warning messages that "an earthquake has begun and shaking is imminent," according to the system's website.

"We saw an opportunity to use Android to provide people with timely, helpful earthquake information when they search, as well as a few seconds warning to get themselves and their loved ones to safety if needed," principal software engineer Marc Stogaitis said in a blog post.

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Trump’s irrational fear that windmills will ‘destroy the country’ makes him the butt of jokes

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The leader of the free world ranted about windmills while calling into Sean Hannity's Fox News show on Monday.

"If you see a windmill and you hear a windmill, your home goes down by half, or less than half. It kills all the birds," Trump falsely claimed.

"The whole thing is crazy, what they want to do, and they'll destroy the country," Trump argued.

Here's some of what people were saying about his fear of windmills:

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QAnon Republican’s campaign kicks journalist out of event after he covered sexist slur against Pelosi: report

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According to Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Greg Bluestein, pro-QAnon congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene's campaign kicked him out of their election watch party shortly after he reported on the content of her victory speech from the primary runoff — saying that it was a closed press event.

Bluestein documented Greene attacking both mainstream Republicans and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) whom she referred to as "that b*tch."

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