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 senator’s office …

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

June 22, 2017

… airflow throughout your house can help keep you cool. She also suggests running as many fans as possible to create movement, and to help wick sweat away from the skin. Heat rises, which means its probably going to be cooler in a downstairs living room than an upstairs bedroom. June recommends building a makeshift bedroom for yourself if you have a cooler room downstairs layering blankets on the floor, inflating an air mattress or just spreading a sheet on the couch. Believe it or not, …

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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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Philip Hammond attacks Tory general election campaign – BBC News

June 18, 2017

… conversations with Mrs May after the election, in which the Conservatives lost their Commons majority. Mr Hammond said the Tories should have focused more on their record of running Britain’s finances. “The end result is that in my judgement we did not talk about the economy as much we should have done.” Asked how long Mrs May had left in Number 10, Mr Hammond replied: “I think what the country needs now is a period of calm while we get on with the job at hand.” …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… his broken English. Hed tell me, I didnt mind that, because I knew that someday in the future, you were going to have a better life, she recalled. His sacrifice has been weighing on Marcario lately. She isnt a parent herself, but she thinks of her young cousins, nieces and nephews. She wants them to inherit a planet with a stable climate and normal sea levels a country that still has some pristine wilderness left. Her job running a privately held company with roughly $800 million in annual …

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Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

… vessel intercepted that day. Together with the Italian Coast Guard, humanitarian organizations like Proactiva, Doctors Without Borders and Save the Children are the only actors now running proactive rescue missions in the Mediterranean. As the number of migrants and refugees attempting to reach Europe reached new highs in the past few months, non-governmental organizations have come under fierce criticism from European politicians and officials, who accuse them of Its almost as if the smugglers …

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Why do we spend less on Father’s Day than Mother’s Day? – BBC News

June 15, 2017

… Meanwhile, US shaving giant Gillette is for the second year in a row running a promotional campaign. The “Go Ask Dad” initiative encourages sons to ask their fathers for advice rather than look things up on the internet. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Even the amount spent on Father’s Day cards is less than that spent on Mother’s Day cards Last year the average amount spent on a Father’s Day card in the UK was 1.85, says the Greeting Card …

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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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The questions that could determine Sessions’ fate

June 13, 2017

… during a transition? Sessions was nominated to be attorney general in the middle of November, before Kushner reportedly attempted to set up a back channel with Russian officials. He was a foreign policy adviser during the campaign and in the running to be vice president. The Kushner meetings would likely have been discussed within Trump’s inner circle. If Sessions has any information or even a view on this, it will be newsworthy. It is also the question his boss will be watching closely. …

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London Bridge attack : ‘I helped 200 people hide in a pub cellar’ – BBC News

June 11, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInsp Jim Cole rushed to the scene to give first aid One of the first police officers on the scene of the London Bridge attack has told how he helped 200 people hide from danger in a pub cellar. Inspector Jim Cole said he had been confronted by people wounded and in a “state of panic” in Borough Market. Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba killed eight people on 3 June, running over pedestrians on the bridge …

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Are hackers working to bring back WannaCry just for the lulz?

… now working to startle the ransomware monster awake from its slumber. Rather, we may have some internet randos to thank. Why? The leading theory, proposed by security researcher Marcus Hutchins, suggests it’s all about shits and giggles. WannaCry rushed onto the international scene on May 12, infecting and encrypting hundreds of thousands of computer systems running unpatched Windows operating systems. The ransomware demanded that victims pay around $300 in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin to …

May 21, 2017
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Brazil’s president accused of bribery

Rio de Janeiro (CNN)Brazil’s leadership lurched into another bribery scandal Wednesday, as one of the country’s biggest newspapers accused President Michel Temer of paying a former senate colleague hush money. Temer’s office released a statement denying that he had authorized any bribes to be paid to imprisoned former house speaker Eduardo Cunha in exchange for his silence regarding a long-running corruption investigation. The prominent daily newspaper O Globo reported …

May 18, 2017
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