Would Trump make a good royal?

June 23, 2017

(CNN)The power of the British monarchy has been on display during recent tragedies. Leave it to Prince Harry to spoil it all. Who, after all, could survive the nonstop attention and demand for selfies? Who would thrive under such scrutiny, and do it all while wearing a gold crown weighing more than three pounds? It would take a certain type of person. The sort of person who fills his court…

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Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech – BBC News

June 23, 2017

“No-one should have to live in fear of terrorism – and we all have a part to play in stopping violent extremism from spreading. “We know we have more to do – but through our platform, our partners and our community we will continue to learn to keep violence and extremism off Facebook.” Increasing pressure In recent months, governments across Europe have been pushing for technology companies to take more…

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Ousted South Korean president’s confidante Choi Soon-sil sentenced

June 23, 2017

Seoul (CNN)The confidante of South Korea’s ousted president has been sentenced to three years jail for her role in a corruption scandal that brought down the country’s leader and roiled its political and business elite. Choi, who has been described as a Rasputin-like character to the ousted leader, is also on trial for abuse of power and fraud. Park went on trial for corruption last month in a case that…

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One week. 52 senators. Can Mitch McConnell get it done?

June 23, 2017

Washington (CNN)The math isn’t there yet for Mitch McConnell. The swift rejection may be a negotiating ploy, but the public nature of it is a reminder for McConnell of the deep reservations running through his own conference on a proposal that conservatives do not believe goes far enough to repeal Obamacare — and the monumental challenge that lies ahead as he looks for 50 “yes” votes. Protesters dragged away from…

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Has the identity of elusive street artist Banksy been revealed?

June 23, 2017

(CNN)British DJ Goldie might just have spoiled one of modern art’s biggest mysteries: The identity of street artist Banksy. From corruption to war to revolution, Banksy applies artistic license to inject a hint of irony, even comedy, into his artistic statements on international affairs. In March of this year, the artist opened an elaborate boutique art hotel in Bethlehem, West Bank, where ornate dcor brought life to lavish murals. An…

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Saving the twins: Health scares and rehab for once-conjoined boys

June 23, 2017

Valhalla, New York (CNN)Nicole McDonald eases her silver minivan across Bear Mountain Bridge and hooks a right onto the steep two-lane highway. Nicole makes this trip every day from her home in upstate New York to see her twin sons, Jadon and Anias. The 21-month-old boys are at Blythedale Children’s Hospital 40 miles to the south, where they’ve been undergoing rehabilitation since mid-December. The twins, born joined at the head,…

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Georgia 6th loss isn’t the death knell for Democrats

June 23, 2017

(CNN)The facile headlines the morning after the Georgia 6th donnybrook wrote themselves: Politics ain’t horseshoes. A loss is a loss and Democrats lost a race they had hoped to win Tuesday night. Republicans escaped a disaster that would have sent tremors through Capitol Hill. The shaky effort to scrap Obamacare escaped a potentially deadly setback, as a loss would have further shaken timorous Senate Republicans at a critical juncture.

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What an autopsy may (or may not) have revealed about Otto Warmbier’s death

June 22, 2017

(CNN)What happened to Otto Warmbier while he was in North Korean custody is a mystery. And it’s likely to remain that way. Following his death on Monday, Warmbier’s parents Cindy and Fred asked the coroner not to perform an autopsy on their son. “No conclusions about the cause and manner of Mr. Warmbier’s death have been drawn at this time, as there are additional medical records and imaging to review…

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8 Ways To Sleep Better When It’s Blistering Hot Outside

June 22, 2017

As a result, she developed some creative tricks to cool down her kids before bedtime, like dampening and freezing a teddy bear that they could take to bed. Cooler temperatures actually help your bodyproduce more melatonin, the powerful hormone that work to make you feel sleepy, she explained. So sleeping in a hot room where its nearly impossible to cool down will be an obstacle to a good nights rest….

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Physician Says Racist ‘White Doctor’ Rant Reflects Larger Issue In Canada

June 22, 2017

A lot of physicians who are visible minorities or have accents that suggest that theyre immigrants, they face this, Dr. Nadia Alam, leader of the Ontario-based organization and a blogger for HuffPost Canada, told CBC Toronto. When told to go to a hospital instead, the woman responded, Im not going there with all those Paki doctors. Alam told CTV News that she was horrified by the footage. It brought back…

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After cop shot Castile, 4-year-old worried her mom would be next

June 22, 2017

(CNN)The 4-year-old girl tried to calm her distraught mother, Diamond Reynolds, as both of them cried in the back of a police car. As they spent the next agonizing moments struggling to grasp what they had witnessed, their emotional interaction in the police car was captured in a video that was released Wednesday. A shaken Reynolds let out a painful scream, sobbing and cursing, in the video shown by CNN…

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Friend or food? China’s ‘civil war’ over dogs

June 22, 2017

(CNN)It’s an international public relations disaster for China. People worldwide condemn the event and call for an end to the country’s dog meat trade. Within China, where dogs are increasingly seen as pets rather than dinner, opposition to the festival is growing. China’s dog meat festival fires up activists

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Philando Castile shooting: Dashcam video shows rapid event

June 21, 2017

(CNN)What’s most shocking is how fast it happened. Until Tuesday, few people had seen the dashcam video from July 6, 2016, when Officer Jeronimo Yanez killed Castile in Minnesota. It was shown in court during Yanez’s trial. Yanez tells Castile his brake lights are out. The video does not show Yanez’s point of view or the inside of Castile’s car, where his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds and her 4-year-old daughter were…

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Hanok homes: South Korean architects look to the past in their push to modernize

June 21, 2017

(CNN)South Korea may be known for its sharp focus on the new, but architects — and their increasingly sophisticated clients — are looking to the past for inspiration. “Historically, the prevalent view was that the hanok was useless — it was blocking development and economic progress,” says Hyumgmin Pai, an architectural historian at Seoul National University who curated South Korea’s award-winning pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. “Now we are…

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Senate intel digs for more Michael Flynn documents

June 21, 2017

(CNN)The leaders of the Senate Russia investigation are probing for more information from former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a process that is ongoing as he provides additional documents in response to their subpoenas. Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the investigation, said they planned to discuss more what they were looking for in the second batch of documents they are seeking from Flynn.

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Policing ‘at risk’ as officers deal with terror – BBC News

June 21, 2017

“The demand for increasing numbers of detectives in areas such as child abuse has prevented this,” he wrote. He suggested that prioritising counter-terrorism work would involve “difficult choices” about where to put resources. “It will inevitably push risk to other areas of policing, potentially with significant impact,” he said. The letter, which was sent a week ago, before the Finsbury Park attack, included a plea to avoid “uncertainty over funding”…

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Grenfell Tower charity single released – BBC News

June 21, 2017

The song opens with a verse by Stormzy, who says: “I don’t know where to begin / So I’ll start by saying I refuse to forget you. “I refuse to be silenced / I refuse to neglect you.” The London-born MC goes on to say, “That could have been my mum’s house / Or that could have been my nephew”, concluding, “I just hope that you’re resting and free up…

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UK holiday fraudsters could face jail – BBC News

June 21, 2017

Clampdown call Abta says the cases usually involve holidaymakers who have been abroad on all-inclusive deals, who argue that because they only ate in their hotel, that must have been the source of their alleged food poisoning. It has launched a campaign called Stop Sickness Scams, asking the government to clamp down on the issue. It says laws designed to stop fraudulent claims for whiplash have instead pushed the problem…

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Warmbier death raises pressure on White House

June 20, 2017

Washington (CNN)Otto Warmbier’s death as a result of his treatment in North Korea could increase calls for the US to take a tougher line on China, as the two nations prepare to meet in Washington on Wednesday. It’s an approach that resembles the Obama administration strategy and, observers say, has shown no greater success in slowing Pyongyang’s steady march towards developing nuclear weapons and the missile capability to deliver them…

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Rock band The Slants’ victory in court secures your rights

June 20, 2017

(CNN)In the 1971 free speech case, Cohen v. California, the Supreme Court said, “One man’s vulgarity is another’s lyric.” That rings very true today. Now, I get to say: “I told you so.” Join us on Twitter and Facebook Justice Kennedy summed it up perfectly: “By mandating positivity, the law here might silence dissent and distort the marketplace of ideas.” Today, because of a little-known band and a naughty word,…

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Carmakers call for transitional EU deal – BBC News

June 20, 2017

EU: No plans for Brexit concessions Rolls-Royce warns against ‘hard Brexit’ UK car plants also depend heavily on the free movement of components to and from the continent. The SMMT said any new relationship with the EU would need to address tariff and non-tariff barriers, regulatory and labour issues, “all of which will take time to negotiate”. “We accept that we are leaving the European Union,” said chief executive Mike…

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Tech Leaders Met With Trump, And The Looks On Their Faces Said It All

June 20, 2017

Apples Tim Cook, Microsofts Satya Nadella,Amazons Jeff Bezos,IBMs Ginni Rometty,Oracles Safra Catz,Intels Brian Krzanich and more attended the summit to discuss modernizing the technology that runs the U.S. government. Here are some of the reactions: More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductseCom Profit Machine ELITE Complete Amazon affiliate business-in-a-box software lets you create Amazon affiliate niche stores in minutes and includes full resell rights tooPitchmaker PRO Pitchmaker Pro Package…

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