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 with relatives, perhaps, who thinks the separation of powers is a foreign concept, and …

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

June 22, 2017

… upon his return to the us. In a news conference last week, they disputed the North Korean regime’s claims that Warmbier had contracted botulism and slipped into a vegetative state after taking a sleeping pill. Dr. Daniel Kanter, director of UC Health’s Neurocritical Care Program, said Warmbier’s MRI scan showed “extensive loss of brain tissue in all regions of the brain” but no evidence of a skull fracture. “We have no certain or verifiable knowledge of …

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

June 22, 2017

… Castile dated on and off for three years, she had testified during the trial. Castile, 32, had cared for Reynolds’ daughter and helped provide for them. They were living together at the time of his death. In the squad car at one point, Reynolds held her daughter on her lap. “What are we going to do?” she asked tearfully. The girl sobbed that Castile was “our favorite guy that we used to have.” “He was the only one that was there for us,” her mom said. …

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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 passengers. Yanez asks for …

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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 as far as North America. …

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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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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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Beyonc Gives Birth To Destiny’s Children

June 19, 2017

… family and friends. Dubbed theCarter Push Party, the gathering made the internet sigh with collective envy as the guests included mom Tina Knowles and pals Kelly Rowland, Serena Williams and La La Anthony. A post shared by Beyonc (@beyonce) on May 21, 2017 at 3:35pm PDT Throughout her pregnancy, the singer has been blessing us mere mortals with regular Instagram content, showing off her maternity looks, flipbook style. A post shared by Beyonc (@beyonce) on May 19, 2017 at 5:10pm …

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‘God Help America’: Philando Castile’s Girlfriend Speaks Out After Cop’s Acquittal

June 18, 2017

St. Anthony Police officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guiltyon a charge of second-degree manslaughter, as well as on two counts of reckless discharge of a firearm. The Minnesota cop went to trial after he shot Castile during a traffic stop last July. She said Friday that she was incredibly disappointed with the jurys verdict. The system in this country continues to fail black people and will continue to fail us, she said outside the courtroom. My son loved this city, and this city …

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A warning to Washington from Kansas

June 17, 2017

… credit rating intact, which was not the case in Kansas. Join us on Twitter and Facebook The legislation passed last week provides an additional $293 million in school funding, dollars that will help make up for the neglect that forced four of the state’s poorest districts to sue their own state government. Leaders in Washington should take note: constituents notice when programs they rely on every day are targeted. Call it tax reform, call it tax cuts, but it is no longer simple …

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Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade

June 17, 2017

… supports involves modernization and revitalization, suggesting it would back changes to the agreement removing remaining barriers to trade, particularly in areas of the economy that did not yet exist when NAFTA was brokered. It works very well for us right now. You can always strengthen an agreement, said Chip Bowling, chairman of the National Corn Growers Association in remarks before Ross spoke. Bringing NAFTA up to speed with the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would have created …

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Four women face charges in Arkansas hot car death

June 17, 2017

(CNN)Four Arkansas women are facing manslaughter charges in the death of a 5-year-old boy who died after he was left inside a day care van all day, police said. The van’s driver 42-year-old Felicia Ann Phillips and three other employees, Pamela Lavette Robinson, 43, Kendra Washington, 40, and 43-year-old Wanda Taylor were fired on Wednesday and have been charged with manslaughter. Ascent Children’s Health Services CEO Dan Sullivan said the staff did not follow company …

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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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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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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… sign of the acrimony, one of the most outspoken Republican flamethrowers, Steve King of Iowa, returned to a familiar target when assigning blame for the outrage at the baseball diamond in Alexandria. “I do want to put some of this at the feet of Barack Obama,” the Iowa congressman said in an interview with Simon Conway on WHO Iowa radio. “He contributed mightily to dividing us. He focused on our differences rather than our things that unify us. And this is some of the fruits …

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

June 15, 2017

… him, because his kids know him on a deeper level”. Father’s Day facts The modern Father’s Day is an American invention, with the first widespread celebration taking place on 1910, two year’s after the first Mother’s Day celebration While Mother’s Day was officially recognised by the us government in 1913, Father’s Day had to wait until 1972 Unlike Mother’s Day, Father’s Day is celebrated on the same day in the us and the UK – the …

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Executions in Pakistan: Is ISIS targeting China?

June 15, 2017

… media agency, Amaq, reported on 8 June that the two Chinese nationals who had been taken hostage in Pakistan’s Balochistan province on 24 May were executed. The reported execution of the Chinese nationals in Pakistan is the latest instance of ISIS’ targeting of China, which is home to more than 20 million Muslims, including Uyghurs in the far western province of Xinjiang. In 2014 ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, explicitly equated China with Israel, India and the us as an …

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

June 14, 2017

… across as ill-at-ease on the TV sofa. Like Hillary Clinton in last year’s us elections, she was not a natural on the campaign trail either. As Daily Mail sketch writer Quentin Letts pointed out at one event, she tended to look a bit miserable, or as he put it, a “glumbucket’. Mr Corbyn, on the other hand, looked like he was enjoying himself. At the end of the campaign, Mrs May had to rely on Boris Johnson, a natural political showman, to whip up the crowds. 8) Negativity and …

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Nearly 200 Congressional Dems Sue Trump For Violating Constitution

June 14, 2017

The complaint said Trump had not sought congressional approval for any of the payments his hundreds of businesses had received from foreign governments since he took office in January, even though the Constitution requires him to do so. At least 30 U.S. senators and 166 representatives are plaintiffs in Wednesdays lawsuit, representing the largest number of legislators ever to sue a U.S. president, according to two lawmakers who are among the plaintiffs. The presidents failure to tell us …

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What would happen if Trump tried to fire special counsel Mueller

June 14, 2017

… intention to do so.” Can the President indeed fire the special counsel? The simple answer is that he most certainly can but only through the Justice Department chain of command — and the political cost would be great. Join us on Twitter and Facebook A true claim of a Comey “conflict of interest” would require proof that Mueller and Comey had a longstanding personal friendship that would clearly impede the impartiality of the special counsel. The public record …

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Child found dead after being left in Arkansas day care van

June 13, 2017

(CNN)A 5-year-old Arkansas boy died Monday after he was left in a day care van all day, authorities said. West Memphis Police said the van for Ascent child care center picked up the boy before 7 a.m. and was supposed to drophim off at the center. The day care’s staff found him dead inside when they came to load children in the van to go home after 3 p.m. …

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Could football help ease tensions between North and South Korea?

June 13, 2017

… Moon’s circle for improved North-South relations, Pyongyang said it wouldn’t allow the visit due to new UN sanctions against it that South Korea supported. Moon has also struggled to patch up things with China, which was angered when Moon’s predecessor approved the deployment of a us missile defense system in South Korea. Further roll-out of the THAAD system has been delayed by Moon’s administration pending an environmental assessment. Even South Korean-Japanese …

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Bill Maher Is A Dangerous White Man

June 11, 2017

… gotta get to Nebraska more. Sasse: Youre welcome. Wed love to have you work in the fields with us. Maher: Work in the fields? Senator, Im a house nigger. Maher released an apology the following day amid growing public outcry, with his employer HBO later releasing a statement of their own calling the comedians actions inexcusable. The network, however, levied no substantive punishment against Maher, who returned to his show on Friday to raucous cheers. The whole matter, from last Fridays …

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Still-Blinking Beached Humpback Whale Euthanized After Failed Rescue

June 11, 2017

… own. Due to rough waters, rescuers determined that it was too dangerous for the boat to try to tow the whale back out to seaand that it was time to end the whales suffering, according to Australias ABC News. Its been a very, very difficult afternoon for everybody involved, Shona Lorigan, vice president of the marine rescue organization ORRCA, told the Sydney Morning Herald.Mother natures not helped us today;the waves are getting bigger as I watch,Lorigan said As the weather grew worse, the …

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Sanders allies emboldened by Labour’s gains in UK election

June 10, 2017

Chicago (CNN)As it became clear late Thursday that UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s electoral gambit had fallen flat, and that her Conservatives’ majority in Parliament had been leveled by a resurgent Labour party, progressives in the us climbed on the shoulders of their transatlantic allies and celebrated a result already stoking ambitions at home. Corbyn’s success in confounding the British pundit class and skeptical Labour officials, many of whom openly worried …

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