It Doesn’t Sound Like Senate Republicans Are Anywhere Close To A Deal On Obamacare Repeal

May 24, 2017

WASHINGTON It took the House months of infighting and a failed first attempt to ultimately pass a bill torepeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. More than two weeks later, Senate Republicans are nowhere near reaching an agreement on a bill of their own. As scandal after scandal piled up for the Trump administration last week, Republicans were given some cover. Rather than being flooded with questions as they exited…

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Inside Iggy Azalea and Nick Youngs Very Disastrous, Very Public Split

May 24, 2017

The public dissolution of Iggy Azaleas engagement to Nick Young exploded in sad and salacious fashion Thursday when the Fancy rapper took to social media to explain why she kicked her Los Angeles Laker fianc to the curb last week. I broke up with Nick because I found out he had brought other women into our home while I was away and caught them on the security footage, she tweeted…

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Trump Administrations Womens Rights Lip Service Turns Irony Up to 11

May 23, 2017

Today, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced to a room of incredulous reporters that President Donald Trump made womens empowerment a priority during his campaign. But that wasnt even the emptiest gesture the Trump administration made for womens rights today. After civilization collapses and humans are all but wiped from Earths memory, all that will be left are cockroaches and the echoes of bitter guffaws of feminists who watched…

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Debt fears remain despite manifesto ‘breathing space’ plans – BBC News

May 23, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow much household debt do we owe? People in serious debt can expect more legal protection from bailiffs, charges and interest after pledges in the major parties’ manifestos. The Conservatives and Labour have vowed to extend a “breathing space” scheme used in Scotland to allow people time to organise repayments. Others, including the Lib Dems, want more regulation in the debt sector….

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Assaults between care home residents reported daily – BBC News

May 23, 2017

“They found my father on the floor in a very distressed state, bleeding from head wounds,” she said. “It appeared that he’d been kicked in the head and the chap was wearing steel toe cap boots which nobody was aware of. He was very, very bruised, very incoherent, semi-conscious really. Bruising around the ears, around the head, on the hands. He looked a mess.” Allan, who was 86 and had…

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Trump’s Budget Takes From Safety Net, Gives To Military

May 23, 2017

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump wants Congress to cut food stamps and other anti-poverty programs in order to pay for more military spending and a border wall, according to a budget proposal the White House will formally unveil on Tuesday. Trumps budget for fiscal 2018, a summary of which the administration released late Monday, would plow the savings from welfare cuts into higher military spending and deficit reduction. It also adds…

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Celebrities Tweet Support For Ariana Grande Concert Victims

May 23, 2017

Police said at least 19 people were killed and about 50 were injured in what they were treating as a terrorist incident. A witness told the BBC that as many as 30 people could be seen lying on the ground at the Manchester Arena concert venue, Europes largest indoor arena with a capacity for 21,000 people. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWP Link Shield Viral WP Link Shield…

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

May 23, 2017

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,…

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General Election 2017: The hashtags, likes and re-tweets battle – BBC News

May 23, 2017

Social media has become a big part of political campaigning, as parties find new ways to reach out to potential voters. Here I look at how Scotland’s parties are doing in the hashtags, likes and re-tweets battle? It’s all about you… On Facebook, Ruth Davidson has twice as many “likes” as the Scottish Conservative page, while Nicola Sturgeon also narrowly outstrips the official SNP page and, on a rather smaller…

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Report: Big Cuts To Medicaid Coming In Trump Budget This Week

May 22, 2017

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The healthcare bill faces a difficult time in the Senate, where Democrats and some Republicans worry about its impact on costs for low-income Americans, among other issues. More than 44 million Americans received benefits from the SNAP program in February according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsUltimate Licensing Deal: Graphics…

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Billy Bush Plans Return To TV After Soul-Searching And Walking On Fire

May 22, 2017

In an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter published Sunday, Bush described the months following a Washington Post report about a now-infamous hot-mic recording as a roller coaster that hurt a lot. That early part was just chaos. But then things progressed, and when you have a big, traumatic event, you go through stages, and it led to acceptance and understanding. And then I found myself in a place of…

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Work, not sex? The real reason Chinese women bound their feet

May 22, 2017

Hong Kong (CNN)It was an excruciatingly painful practice that maimed the feet of millions of Chinese girls and women for centuries: foot-binding. “In the conventional view, it existed to please men. They were thought to be attracted to small feet,” said Laurel Bossen, co-author of the new book “Bound feet, Young hands.” But Bossen’s research suggests that the custom has been massively misunderstood. Lessons for fight against genital cutting? Bossen…

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Ipoh: A cultural and culinary guide to Malaysia’s rising tourism star

May 22, 2017

(CNN)Sometime after the tin slump of the 1980s, Ipoh earned a reputation for being a retirement destination, or just a pit stop on the way to Penang. “Before, there wasn’t one place where people gathered,” says Julie Song of Burps & Giggles, a cafe that’s contributed to the city’s new face. “Now, everyone who comes makes Old Town their first stop.”

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‘Mom’ ditches Emmy campaign to donate to Planned Parenthood

May 22, 2017

(CNN)CBS’s “Mom” put its plans for an Emmy campaign on hold in support of Planned Parenthood. Explaining their decision, star Allison Janney told “Access Hollywood”: “It just seems like now is a time to do something like this — as the House of Representatives voted to defund Planned Parenthood.” Janney, who plays Bonnie on the series, is a long-time advocate for the organization. Janney said her great-grandmother worked with Planned…

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Trump’s doublespeak in Saudi Arabia

May 22, 2017

(CNN)If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Donald Trump, it is that he has no qualms about contradicting himself to get what he wants. In Saudi Arabia, he wanted a $110 billion arms deal — not to promote peace and tolerance, as he later proclaimed in his Sunday speech. Thus, his speech will not “be remembered as the beginning of peace in the Middle East,” as he loftily put it,…

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I Started Creating Dark Comics A Few Months Ago And Here Are The Results

May 22, 2017

Here are my comics… Hope you like them and feel free to follow me on Instagram or like me on Facebook! #1 Family First #3 A Spinner #5 A Robot #7 Charlie The Crazy Cat Lady #10 A Special Day #13 Modern Art #15 Pimple-head Ted #17 Epiphany #20 Mistake #23 That Guy #25 A Musician #27 Poor Steve #30 Your Mom Jokes More From this publisher : HERE Recommended…

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This trailer about two boys falling in love is giving the internet so many feelings

May 21, 2017

Get ready to feel a lot of warm and fuzzy feelings. A 25-second trailer for the animated short film In A Heartbeat has social media users buzzing, particularly for its brief but beautiful portrayal of young love between two boys. SEE ALSO: How LGBTQ youth took over prom, one dance at a time In the trailer, no words are spoken. Viewers just see a sweet redheaded boy try to control…

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Well, someone is spray painting condoms on graffiti dicks in London

May 21, 2017

Graffiti penises are “outdoor decor” you probably think you’d rather not encounter. But a safer sex advocate from the UK might just change your mind on that. An anonymous 28-year-old Londoner is raising awareness of sexually transmitted infections and the importance of protection by spray painting condoms on graffiti penises. Yes, you heard that right. And it’s damn genius. SEE ALSO: Sex-positive YouTubers are giving kids the sex talks we…

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Watch an emotional Harry Styles perform ‘Landslide’ with Stevie Nicks

May 21, 2017

Harry Styles, who once gave Stevie Nicks a personalized carrot cake at a Fleetwood Mac concert, had “the best night of [his] life” performing with her at his small Los Angeles show on Saturday. Styles first welcomed Nicks as a surprise guest on his new song “Two Ghosts.” The two then teamed up for the Fleetwood Mac classic “Landslide” as well as Nicks’ own “Leather and Lace.” As “Landslide” ended,…

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Transgender Twitter isn’t here for the platform’s gendered assumptions

May 21, 2017

Image: MAshable/Twitter Transgender Twitter users aren’t here for the platform’s gendered assumptions. And they sure aren’t hesitating to make that known. Here’s the deal: Twitter released a new set of tools on May 17 which allow users to see and control the data advertisers use to target ads on the social media platform. While the move was a clear effort to increase transparency and trust between users and the social…

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This radical video by Shonda Rhimes and Dove is what unapologetic body positivity is all about

May 21, 2017

Fat girls dance. That three word statement may seem simple and declarative. Yet, the assertion that fat girls do dance challenges a ton of assumptions and stigma around what plus-size people can and can’t do. Cathleen Meredith, a self-proclaimed “fat girl,” knows the importance of dancing while people are watching. Meredith is the subject of the first video in an anticipated partnership between acclaimed producer Shonda Rhimes and Dove, called…

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Tips for dealing with a toddler and also Donald Trump

May 21, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Donald Trump is a man whose behavior follows the whim of his impulses and tantrums, much like a toddler, and the world is scrambling to accommodate it. Officials in the White House and from governments around the globe have tailored aspects of governance to the new president to fit his notoriously short attention span and…

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Instagram ranked worst for young people’s mental health

May 21, 2017

Image: Getty Images Instagram is the most damaging social network to young people’s mental wellbeing, and causes feelings of inadequacy and anxiety, according to a survey of around 1,500 14- to 24-year-olds. SEE ALSO: The Instagram ‘pods’ using likes to fight the new algorithm Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) and the Young Health Movement (YHM) published the report,#StatusOfMind, which gave the five most popular social networks net average scores…

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The Canary Girls: The workers the war turned yellow – BBC News

May 20, 2017

Those who were spared such a fate were no less safe, facing daily peril by handling explosive chemicals that carried the risk of them contracting potentially fatal diseases. And for some, the effects of their work were immediately visible; a lurid shade of yellow that stained their skin and hair and earned them a nickname – the Canary Girls. Image copyright Hulton Archive Image caption Life in munitions was “hot……

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Anderson Cooper: If Trump Took A Dump On His Desk, Jeffrey Lord Would Defend It

May 20, 2017

Cooper on Friday was askingJeffrey Lord, a CNN contributor and Trump surrogate, about the president reportedly calling former FBI Director James Comey a nut job to Russian officials at the White House. But Lord continued his unconditional support for Trump, saying U.S. presidents can say whatever they want. Cooper, apparently fed up, interrupted: If he took a dump on his desk, you would defend it. Last year, Lord claimed there…

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People Think Theyve Found Topless Pics Of The South Korean Bodyguard

May 20, 2017

As if Chois smoldering stare wasnt swoon-worthy enough, the man in the new photos (if it is indeed Choi) looks even more charming with a smile and a six pack. Choi hasnt confirmed the authenticity of the modeling pictures, but the internet is convinced its him. Choi, a happily married father of two,revealed in an interview with The Korea Times that he wasprotecting the president as a volunteer when the…

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