Warmbier death raises pressure on White House

June 20, 2017

… innocent people at the hands of regimes that do not respect the rule of law or basic Human decency,” Trump’s statement continued.”The United States once again condemns the brutality of the North Korean regime as we mourn its latest victim.” US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, also issued a statement that said Warmbier’s fate would be “an indelible reminder to us of the barbaric nature of the North Korean dictatorship.” Tillerson said that “we …

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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, you are all more …

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Al Franken Warns On Impeachment: ‘Zealot’ Pence Would Be ‘Worse than Trump’

June 20, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence would move into the Oval Office, and Franken said that would lead to new set of problems. Franken said Pence, who ran the Trump transition, was responsible for some of Trumps worst Cabinet choices, including Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. If youre talking about how we handle North Korea or something like …

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Jews, Christians and Muslims make holy ground in America’s heartland

June 19, 2017

Omaha, Nebraska (CNN)When most people think of Omaha, they imagine sizzling steaks, billionaire Warren Buffet or even former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning calling out before the snap. (Remember “Omaha-Omaha”?). A rabbi, a reverend and an imam (no, it’s not a setup joke) are partners in a decadelong quest to bring together the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — to share and worship on the same property. …

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Cuban Government Says Trump Will Not Weaken The Revolution

June 17, 2017

In a statement read out on the evening news, the Communist government said Trump was resorting to coercive methods of the past that hurt the Cuban people and prevented economic development but would not weaken the revolution. The Cuban government denounces the new measures hardening the blockade that are destined to fail … and that will not achieve their aim of weakening the revolution, Havana said. He said he based the measures largely on Human rights grounds, calling on Cuba to …

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Independence Day Fast Facts

June 17, 2017

(CNN)Here’s a look at Independence Day, celebrated on the Fourth of July. First two paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence:“When, in the course of Human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that …

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19 Epic, Endangered Places You Should Visit Before It’s Too Late

June 15, 2017

… resources; Human resources; identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community; illegal activities; land conversion; management systems/management plan; mining 10 Rainforests of the Atsinanana, Madagascar A post shared by ACE COOLTURE (@acecoolture) on May 18, 2017 at 1:18pm PDT Madagascar split from other land masses more than 60 million years ago, leaving rare plant and animal species to evolve here alone. These rainforests make up the eastern part …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… accept that it’s better to do them and run the risk that they go badly than look like you are running scared. Furthermore, if you want to brag that your candidate is a bloody difficult woman, then she has to show some empathy to remind people she is Human after all.” Image copyright Reuters Sporting history is littered with underdogs triumphing because they wanted to win more than their opponents, or put in more effort. The same sometimes goes for politics. In this election Mrs …

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Bill Maher Is A Dangerous White Man

June 11, 2017

… a show on Friday boasting no black guests, I would have defended and appreciated it, because it would have marked an instance of fleeting but valuable introspection. He very easily could have used the week to think critically on his own, but he determined instead that playing whipping boy for an hour better suited his interest. And it is incumbent upon those with a vested interest in Human progress torequire notrequest this progress, even from the most powerful and privileged among us (Bill …

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Hackers steal Twitter accounts to spread fake news

June 11, 2017

Image: JAAP ARRIENS/NURPHOTO/GETTY Sounds like my worst nightmare. Hackers are taking over Twitter accounts and spreading misinformation in a new kind of attack, The Verge reported, citing digital rights group Access Now. The accounts of Human rights activists and journalists in Venezuela and Bahrain have been the targets. SEE ALSO: Knicks star claims his Twitter account was hackedand uses emoji as evidence The hack, called “DoubleSwitch” involves taking over the account and then …

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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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Filippo Minelli uses smoke to spotlight political and social issues

June 9, 2017

… is that there is none. The flags are deliberately abstract, meant to suggest the “aesthetic of change” while actually containing something far more vacuous, says Minelli. “There’s a lot of Human needs that are reflected in politics but sometimes politics is not the real answer to those needs,” he tells me. “Everything’s changing, but politics is not really keeping up with the speed of change.” Looking for a reaction Minelli photographs his …

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EPA Inspector General Probing Whether Agency Staffer Colluded With Monsanto

June 7, 2017

… of Health and Human Services. Rowland retired from the EPA last year, and plaintiffs lawyers have been deposing him about allegations that Monsanto may have funneled money to him . Rowlands lawyer, William E. Lawler III, downplayed the IGs letter in an email to HuffPost. Jess Rowland is a well-respected former public servant who honorably served the EPA for 26 years and received commendations from the agency both during his service and on his retirement, wrote Lawler. He is a man of the …

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Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A ‘Liberal’ Agenda

June 3, 2017

… destroy our progress, one man cant stop our clean energy revolution, one man cant go back in time. Only I can do that, Schwarzenegger said in a video on ATTN following Trumps announcement, referencing his role in the Terminator films.Like all the great movements in Human history, our clean future starts with a grassroots movement in our communities, our cities and our state. The Paris Agreement isnt perfect. But by abandoning it, America is relinquishing that seat at the table. It calls …

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Coral Reefs Are Changing So Fast, Scientists Say We Need To Rewrite The Playbook

June 2, 2017

In a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature, coral researchers say the reefs of the past will probably never be seen again because Human activity has devastated them. But despite dramatic obituaries for structures like Australias Great Barrier Reefand mounting concern that thereslimited timeto save them, scientists say there is still hope for the structures. We can still have reefs in the future that will look OK in terms of supporting reef tourism and fisheries and the other …

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Election blind dates: Georgia Toffolo and Jack Monroe – BBC News

May 31, 2017

… really, really friendly and just very nice and she was very good at listening. She asked lots of questions and she just genuinely seems like a warm, friendly Human being. Worst thing: I did find her views on fox hunting quite difficult to swallow. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe pair strongly disagree over fox hunting Did you change her mind?: We both seemed to have shifted slightly closer to the centre by the end of lunch. I don’t think she’ll be …

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Elephants rush to greet a rescued baby elephant because yes, they are better than us

May 31, 2017

Can we please return to the stage of evolution when elephants, not Humans, ruled the earth? A new video from the Save the Elephants Foundation features a group of elephants rushing to meet a new rescued baby elephant, “Dok Geaw,” at Elephant Nature Park. Dok Geaw is almost two years old and far cuter than any Human two-year-olds I know. Elephants are known for being deeply social and empathic creatures. It’s not just anthropomorphism! Watch ‘n cry. More From this …

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How a Silicon Valley veteran created an app that 400 nonprofits use to help refugees

May 30, 2017

Image: Mashable Composite; RefAid / Trellyz Shelley Taylor calls herself a Silicon Valley veteran. Veteran, she tells me, “means old.” Raised in Palo Alto, Taylor has an extensive tech background. She isn’t an engineer, but she wrote the “bible of user interface” back in 1995 at the dawn of website creation, inventing a lot of the language still used to this day to describe websites and ecommerce. She’s launched a bevy of startups and advised companies like …

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Learn how to turn your setbacks in business into long-term success feat. Barbara Corcoran

… take a hit hard, (they take rejection hard, that’s normal Human nature) but the really successful people spend a lot less time feeling sorry for themselves.” 2. Have a lower IQ Corcoran says: “The really intelligent people often fail from the paralyses of analysis analyzing things and really thinking too deep about ‘what went wrong?’, ‘what should I do?’. While they’re doing all that stuff, life is going by [while] you can be on to your next big …

May 27, 2017
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Trump’s Budget Would Cut Planned Parenthood Out Of All Federal Programs

Andrew Cullen / Reuters The Trump administrations proposed budget specifically excludes Planned Parenthood from all Department of Health and Human Services programs, apparently the first time a presidents budget has done so, according to the leaked executive summary of the plan. Trumps proposed fiscal 2018 budget follows through on a campaign promise and prohibits any funding in the Labor-HHS appropriations bill for certain entities that provide abortions, including Planned Parenthood, the …

May 23, 2017
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Philippines’ Duterte looks to strengthen ties with trip to Moscow

(CNN)Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will depart on an official five-day visit to Moscow Monday, as part of an effort to realign his country’s foreign policy away from longtime ally the United States. Under Duterte, who took office in June 2016, the Philippines has made overtures toward Beijing and Moscow — seeing the countries as a source of much-needed investment — and away from the US, which, despite a mutual defense treaty, Duterte regards as unreliable and …

May 22, 2017
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