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People are lashing out at Amazon sellers for price gouging cases of water ahead of Hurricane Florence

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People along the Carolina coast are criticizing Amazon sellers for gouging the prices of water in the midst of Hurrican Florence, reported Business Insider.

Frustrated customers took to Twitter to air their concerns about surcharge pricing. With multiple grocery stores being sold out of essential goods, several shoppers turned to Amazon to finish out their hurricane prep shopping.

However, a seller on Amazon appears to be up-ticking the prices on basic good such as water. One customer shared on Twitter that one case of water was being sold for $20.

“The fact that people are actually trying to charge $20 for bread and water on Amazon because of the hurricane is absolutely disgusting. What is wrong with the world?” one Twitter user wrote.

 

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An Amazon spokesperson said that there are not in control of setting prices, but looked into the situation. “We do not engage in surge pricing, and product prices do not fluctuate by region or delivery location,” an Amazon spokesperson told Business Insider.

One reason for the increased price of water could be because of the price it cost to ship bottles of water.

“We have selling policies that all sellers agree to before selling on Amazon, and we’re actively monitoring our store and removing offers of products that violate our policies and harm our customer experience,” an Amazon spokesperson said.

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White supremacists accounted for majority of terror-related arrests in last year: FBI director

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FBI Director Christopher Wray told lawmakers on Tuesday that his agency has so far made roughly 100 terrorism-related arrests so far this fiscal year -- and the majority of them are related in some way to the white supremacist movement.

As Washington Post reporter Matt Zapotosky reports, Wray made his remarks about white supremacist terrorists while being questioned by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) during an appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Despite the fact that white supremacists accounted for a majority of terror-related arrests in the first three quarters of this fiscal year, however, Wray also said that the FBI still considers jihadi-inspired terrorism to be the greater overall threat.

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Florida cop runs down joy-riding black teen on bicycle — then officers shock him with a Taser

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Florida police chased down a joy-riding black teenager, struck the bicycle he was riding and then violently arrested him after he fled in terror.

Jaydon Stubbs and four friends were riding July 17 on their way to Hollywood Beach when an officer spotted the teens in an area where there had been a string of recent burglaries, reported WPLG-TV.

The officer saw the boys popping wheelies and ignoring traffic laws, so she tried to stop them for questioning -- but they split up and rode away from her.

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Here’s how Boris Johnson is already shaping up to be Britain’s Trump

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On Tuesday, Boris Johnson, former British Foreign Secretary and leader of the Conservative Party, secured the votes in Parliament to become the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

It is an outcome that was long considered likely — and it creates parallels with the 2016 election of President Donald Trump in the United States, as there are a great many similarities between the politics and styles of these two men, notes NPR.

First, and most obviously, both men are brusque right-wing populists who have made controlling immigration their core issue on the political stage — in Trump's case it is building the wall, while in Johnson's case it is implementing Brexit.

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