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

June 22, 2017

… and their families. They are crammed in wire cages on a long-distance journey for days without food and water. They suffer additional injuries when they are smashed to the ground at unloading. Slaughter happens in front of the live dogs who are dying inside many times from witnessing the brutality. A widespread claim is that torture is used to produce better tasting dog meat but my investigation found that torture wasn’t standard industry behavior. “We have no time to torture each …

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Hospital designs that are changing the way you’re cared for

June 19, 2017

… while they’re very needed, they’re not necessarily aesthetically pleasing and are, if anything, intimidating to patients and their families.” he says. “[My design] has panels that are removable, so they don’t only conceal a lot of that technology, making it less intimidating, but they also give the hospital flexibility as technology changes and the needs are different.” Maggie’s Centres, a collection of cancer support facilities on hospital campuses …

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Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade

June 17, 2017

… plant in Huntsville, Alabama, on Feb. 28, 2006. The conceit of the ad is that international carmakers, as the Association of Global Automakers calls its member companies with headquarters in non-American locales, are now as integral a part of the American landscape as the suburban families in Reagans ad. The ad debuted during NBCs Meet the Press earlier this month. The AGA declined to say how large of an ad buy it was making other than by noting it is the largest purchase in the trade …

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Muslims keep alive Kolkata’s Jewish schools, stores and traditions

June 16, 2017

Kolkata, India (CNN)When Mitana Alexander bid goodbye to Kolkata’s Jewish Girls School in 1975, she was its last Jewish student. The bulk of the others were Muslims. They were worried because she was last remaining occupant of a Jews-only dormitory, as most Jewish girls they had known had migrated to Israkel, America or Europe “with their folks.” A new age for India’s Anglo-Indians …

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Feds Want ‘Pizzagate’ Shooter Imprisoned For 4.5 Years For D.C. Attack

June 14, 2017

… ill-advised decision to try and save children who he sincerely believed were being held against their will at a popular pizzeria located in Washington, D.C. Welch wrote in a letter that he wastruly sorry for endangering the safety of any and all bystanders who were present that day. Unfortunately, I cannot change what I did, but I think I owe it to the families and the community to apologize for my mistakes. View note Welchs mother wrote that her son realizes the vulnerability and …

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NBC Has A Right To Book Alex Jones, But Does It Have A Good Enough Reason?

June 14, 2017

… Trumps fondness for Infowars as justification for booking Jones on her Sunday evening newsmagazine in response to criticism that has included complaints from families of Sandy Hook victims and calls on social media to boycott the network. Networks have aired interviews with mass murderers like Charles Manson and brutal dictators like Syrias Bashar Assad. So its tough to argue that the appearance of Jones on broadcast television should be taboo. Apromotional clipreleased Sunday from the …

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Trump: Qatar must stop funding terrorism

June 10, 2017

… reconciliation and pointed to the human cost of the Saudi-led blockade, mentioning shortages of food, the way families had been separated and they way some children have been pulled out of school. “Unintended consequences” “We believe these are unintended consequences, especially during the holy month of Ramadan,” Tillerson said, referring to the most important holiday on the Muslim calendar. “They can be addressed immediately,” he said. The White House …

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Trump’s Budget Would Cut Planned Parenthood Out Of All Federal Programs

… managed to include a paid family leave program in the plan, but that relatively small consolation prize does not seem to be appeasing womens health groups. This is the worst budget for women and womens health in a generation, said Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, in a statement Monday. It guts programs designed to help women and their families put food on the table, get the medical care they need, and make ends meet.Gimmicks and misdirection …

May 23, 2017
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Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

(CNN)Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump arrives in Israel Monday in search of what he has called “the ultimate deal”. But like so many US presidents who have believed it their duty to bring peace to the region, Trump will face a series of challenges, which have grown increasingly insurmountable. Seven years on since Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last held talks, the same issues remain — disagreements over borders, security, Jerusalem, a right of return …

May 22, 2017
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