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by The Editors
Posted 10/10/19, 01:17 pm

Water fight

The Russian navy has reported that one of its vessels came under attack and was sunk during a September research mission in the Arctic Ocean. The vessel was a rubber landing craft. The attacker: an angry walrus. An official release from Russia’s Northern Fleet speculated that the female walrus was probably defending her nearby young. The walrus managed to sink the boat, but not before the Russian sailors were able to scramble to shore. The incident happened off the coast of Franz Josef Land.


 

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Quotables

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by The Editors
Posted 10/10/19, 01:01 pm

‘Carrie Lam has made her choice.’

Activist from Hong Kong Joshua Wong, citing Jesus’ teaching that no man can serve two masters, in a tweet on the decision by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, a professed Catholic, to enact an emergency measure to ban masks in Hong Kong due to the protests. Wong said Lam’s loyalty is to Beijing.

 


 

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Human Race

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by The Editors
Posted 10/10/19, 12:53 pm

Fouled

On Oct. 4, Daryl Morey, general manager of the NBA’s Houston Rockets, tweeted an image with the popular protest slogan: “Fight for Freedom, stand with Hong Kong.” He quickly deleted the message, but the damage had been done. Chinese sponsors paused their deals with the Rockets, major Chinese broadcasters dropped Rockets games, and Chinese authorities canceled two exhibition games for a team affiliated with the Rockets, according to The New York Times.

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