Senate approves GOP tax plan, House to revote Wednesday

January 16, 2018

(CNN)In a vote in the early Wednesday morning hours, the Senate approved the final version of the first overhaul of the US tax code in more than 30 years, handing President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans their most significant legislative victory of 2017. The House passed the bill earlier Tuesday, but technical changes were made to it in the Senate, and the bill will go back to the House on Wednesday for a revote, where it is expected to pass again. It will then head to the …

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Here Your Weekly Horoscopes For January 8-14

January 16, 2018

Are you mentally prepared for week two of 2018? Muster all of the stable genius you can. The Sun, Venus, Mars, Saturn and Pluto are all hanging out in Capricorn this week, so be prepared for a Monday of readjusting to a full week of work with a few minor surprises along the way. Joy. Gemini Your financial situation is looking better than its looked in months thanks to a boost of holiday cash and some help from the planets. The planets parked in Capricorn happen to also be chilling …

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How one woman’s tattoo journey allowed her to overcome bullying and beauty standards.

January 16, 2018

Caroline Grace is covered head to toe in tattoos. They make her stand out, but that wasn’t always her goal, especially as a teenager. Brand new tragic kingdom dress from @westernevil 🔥www.westernevil.com A post shared by Carolina (@curaline) on Sep 4, 2017 at 6:48pm PDT “I didn’t like the way I looked,” Caroline admits. “I started to wear makeup to feel good about myself. But then I’d get bullied for how I wore makeup.” It …

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Hoda Kotb’s new role on ‘Today’ just made history for the morning news show.

January 15, 2018

… pic.twitter.com/SNNZ2y8Zko — Al Roker (@alroker) January 2, 2018 Congratulations @hodakotb Just officially named new co-host of @TODAYshow along side @SavannahGuthrie What a great team to wake up to! — Lester Holt (@LesterHoltNBC) January 2, 2018 Actor and producer Mindy Kaling said she was “looking forward to [Kotb] lighting up [her] morning in a brand new way.” Congratulations @hodakotb! Looking forward to you lighting up my morning in a brand new way. …

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Trump supporters react to his derogatory remark, in their own words

January 15, 2018

(CNN)Reports that Donald Trump referred to certain nations as “shithole countries” during a Thursday meeting in the Oval Office have inflamed his critics and drawn condemnation from the international community. CNN spoke to several of them to see whether they still support the President after his comments. Here’s what they had to say. Sen. Durbin: Trump said those hateful things …

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Donald Trump Might Ruin The Royal Wedding For Everyone

January 15, 2018

… you didn’t accomplish anything besides getting a photo for your Instagram. So it sounds like there’s no way Trump is copping an invite to the hottest event of the season, but the question is whether the Obamas will make the cut. We’re conflicted, because we want the Obamas to literally rule the world and go to whatever the fuck wedding they want, but we also don’t want Trump to be all petty and like nuke London. It’s a fun world we live in! The ‘Sup that …

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GM Will Launch Robocars Without Steering Wheels Next Year

January 14, 2018

… rewrite the rulebook. The federal government in general is all for autonomous vehicles, and usually grants such exemptions, so that’s one of the easy bits. Harder is finding the right spot to launch this system. Vogt wouldn’t offer any clues (nor would he say how many cars will make up the fleet), but you can put your money on one of the states that have expressly welcomed self-driving tech without much in the way of rules. California, where companies must publicly report crashes and …

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Labour aiding ‘Tory Brexit’, says Blair

January 13, 2018

… UK would have with the EU when the 2016 referendum took place. “When we see what the actual alternative is, we are perfectly entitled to say, having looked at it, we do not believe it’s a better way forward for the country than what we have now,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. He said “democracy doesn’t just stop on one day” and “we are entitled to think again”. View comments …

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Trump Slams Protections For Immigrants From ‘Shithole’ Countries

January 13, 2018

… Richmond said in a statement. “Shame on him and those who don’t hold him accountable,” she tweeted. “That the President of the United States would talk this way about people who are fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries is shameful,” she said in a statement. “Congress must not give in to this hateful, racist, and divisive narrative coming out of the White House. America is counting on you to defend human dignity by standing firm for our …

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Sessions’ DOJ Charged A White Supremacist With Terrorism. They Just Didn’t Tell Anyone.

January 12, 2018

… did the work they needed to do. But broadly speaking, she worries that the Justice Department isn’t putting the same sort of institutional emphasis on domestic terrorism cases as they do with terrorism cases involving Islamic extremists. A close review of how the Wilson case unfolded indicates that, at virtually every step along the way, the investigation into the 26-year-old was handled differently than it would have been if authorities had any suspicion Wilson was inspired by …

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Pastor Receives Standing Ovation After Admitting to Sexual Assault of High School Student

January 12, 2018

… “As a college student on staff at a church in Texas more than 20 years ago, I regretfully had a sexual incident with a female high school senior in the church. I apologized and sought forgiveness from her, her parents, her discipleship group, the church staff and the church leadership, who informed the congregation. In agreement with wise counsel, I took every step to respond in a biblical way. I resigned from ministry and moved back home to Memphis. I accepted full responsibility for my …

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Trump: I’m a ‘very stable genius’

January 11, 2018

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump slammed reports questioning his mental stability in a series of tweets Saturday morning, writing he’s a “very stable genius” after the publication of an expos about his first year as President put the White House into damage-control mode. “Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart,” the President continued. “Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these …

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The GOP Tax Bill Would Hit Women Hard, & Heres What You Need To Know

January 11, 2018

… Dec. 19, the House of Representatives passed the reconciled tax reform bill. And while the House will have to go back and vote on Dec. 20 due to a “procedural snag,” it’s still on its way to the Senate. After a frantic weekend of negotiations with on-the-fence Republicans, the Senate, in all likelihood, will also pass the bill. According to , Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expects to pass the bill and have it to President Donald Trump’s desk as early as …

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12 Times Kendall & Kylie Jenner Were The Queens Of Instagram In 2017

January 11, 2018

… surfaced back in September that she was preggers with boyfriend Travis Scott’s baby — and we still don’t know whether or not she’s actually expecting! Her followers seem to think she’s been dropping hints left and right on social, though, so maybe that’s why they’re tuning in. It’s either that or, you know, the way she effortlessly seems to hit all those super sexy “oops-I-lost-my-belt-on-a-dirt-road” poses: If I had a dime …

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This week in black women: Shonda Rhimes delivers, Tiffany Haddish slays, and more.

January 10, 2018

… truth. Be yourself! It’s the healthiest way to be. Be who you are. Speak who you are. If don’t nobody like it? Fuck it, there’s 10 other people that do.” Here’s a (lousily shot) video of Tiffany Haddish’s epic, world-beating best supporting actress acceptance speech at tonight’s New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) Awards Posted by Alison Willmore on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 “Who run the world?”: the women of Essence magazine After …

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50 Devious Habits Of Highly Toxic People (And Why They Do What They Do)

January 10, 2018

… not to empower you. Highly toxic people don’t give constructive criticism as a way to help you – they throw nuggets of disdain rather than wisdom your way in order to make you double your efforts to please them. They stage personal attacks on your character or develop a hyperfocus on irrelevant things, sometimes even fabricated flaws, to evoke insecurity in you. 2. They give unsolicited advice, especially in situations where it is inappropriate to do so or about matters you’ve …

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9 Reasons Jesus Hates Religion (And You Should Too)

January 9, 2018

… infinite power. What makes God amazing is he chooses to love relentlessly even though he has infinite power. I get angry (holy anger, of course) when I think about the way many preachers drive people to God through manipulation and scare tactic. And once people are scared into Christ, every decision is filtered through whether or not God will strike them dead. I wonder if many Christians (myself included) will have to answer for not erring on the side of love instead of fear. Fear creates …

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Sessions Ending Obama-Era Policy That Ushered In Legal Weed

January 9, 2018

… vodka in the U.S., got involved in the cannabis industry in October when it acquired a minority investment in Canopy Growth, a Canadian marijuana company. Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. has also made its way into the Green Rush. It fell as much as 5.7 percent after the news, the biggest intraday drop since May.  A tightening of enforcement also would be felt in Canada, where the cannabis industry has blossomed. Ontario’s Canopy Growth fell as much as 19 percent to C$29.06 in Toronto, while …

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What You Were Supposed To Learn Between 2016 And 2018, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

January 9, 2018

… and thrive like you never have before, or come to terms with having tried something new, even if it wasn’t supposed to be forever. Libra (September 23rd to October 22nd) 2016: You were supposed to learn how to plant seeds. The past few years have been nothing short of radical for you, and it all began with your emerald Jupiter year in 2016 lighting the way for you to start making connections – perhaps with partners, employers or even with your inner self – that would come to …

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Why Did Germans Get Paid To Consume Energy Over Christmas?

January 9, 2018

… companies, not generally known around the world for their generosity, would find some way to limit the production of energy, or store it for times when renewable output is low. However, the capability of storing the excess energy doesn’t yet exist. Batteries just don’t have enough capacity yet, even though they are getting much, much bigger. Elon Musk recently began building a giant battery in Australia, which is expected to be capable of powering 30,000 homes. This battery will be …

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