Grand Jury’s ‘Myth’ Report On A California Jail Snitch Scandal Draws Criticism

June 24, 2017

… The public information officer for the Orange County Superior Court system, under which the grand jury falls, told HuffPost in a statement that the Superior Court signed off on the grand jury report before it was published and posted but that the presiding judge can reject a report if it exceeds the grand jurys authority. When asked if the court believed the grand jury may have exceeded its authority, the office said it could not provide insight into the judicial decision-making process. Irfan …

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San Francisco’s Transit Agency Promises No Immigration Raids

June 24, 2017

… Bay, including one outside a BART station, though authorities later said those claims were false. We do not participate in or support this type of activity, the Chicago Transit Authority said in a statement in February. Its important to us that everyone, no matter who they are, how they identify, or where theyre from feel comfortable and confident riding transit in Chicago: You are welcome here. We do not support targeting any of our riders or any members of our community. Period, TriMet …

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The controversial Trumped-up production of Julius Caesar was interrupted by protestors, and Twitter went off

June 19, 2017

… as anticipated. (1/4) The Public Theater (@PublicTheaterNY) June 17, 2017 While we are champions of the first amendment, this interruption unfortunately was part of a paid strategy driven by social media. (2/4) The Public Theater (@PublicTheaterNY) June 17, 2017 Shakespeare in the Park Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, who also directed the show, issued a statement after the incident. “Two protesters disrupted our show tonight; we stopped the show for less than a minute and our stage …

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Coroner Reveals Details Of Carrie Fisher’s Death

June 17, 2017

Fisher, 60, had fatty buildup in the walls of her arteries and had taken multiple drugs before her death, the statement said. Officials were unable to conclusively determine the exact cause of her death, according to The Associated Press. The manner of death would be listed as undetermined, the coroners office said. Sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing pauses for up to several minutes during sleep, according to the National Institutes of Health. Untreated, it can increase the risk of …

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Neil Young Quits Legendary Bridge School Concert For ‘Personal Reasons”

June 16, 2017

… Nora Jones, Steve Martin, and Tom Waites. All but one of the concerts were held at Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mountain View. Heres Young full statement: Related Coverage Neil Young Wants You To Keep Paying Attention To Standing Rock Neil Young Finally Confirms The Most Popular Legend About Him Neil Young Begs Obama To Step In, End Violence At Standing Rock Paul McCartney & Neil Young Perform Beatles Classics In California More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWP …

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Uber board member resigns after making ridiculous, sexist joke

June 15, 2017

… to leaked audio. He later apologized. “Today at Ubers all-hands meeting, I directed a comment to my colleague and friend Arianna Huffington that was careless, inappropriate, and inexcusable,” Bonderman said in another apologetic statement announcing his resignation. “The comment came across in a way that was the opposite of what I intended, but I understand the destructive effect it had, and I take full responsibility for that,” he added. Uber board member and media mogul …

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Ralph Northam Wins In Democratic Primary For Virginia Governor

June 14, 2017

… incumbent Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and disdain for President Donald Trump in the Old Dominion State. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defeated Trump in Virginia by 5 percentage points, and as of May, just 36 percent of Virginians approved of Trumps performance. In choosing Ralph Northam, Virginia Democrats have anointed an extreme, far-left nominee that is hopelessly out-of-touch with Virginia voters, said RGA communications director Jon Thompson said in a statement Tuesday. …

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Lincoln Memorial Pool To Be Drained After 80 Ducklings Die

June 11, 2017

The first batch of the dead ducklings was discovered May 20 and the rest were found over a two-day period. Necropsies by the U.S. Geological Surveys National Wildlife Health Center determined they had died of high levels of microscopic parasites that develop in snails living in the pool, according to a statement from the park service. The parasites are ingested by the ducks when they eat the snails. The deaths followed a heat wave in D.C. There have been snails in there for as long as anyone …

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Facebook patents give insight about how the network wants to use your emotions

June 9, 2017

Zuck, why are you trying to harness our emotions for your "community?"Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock UPDATE: June 8, 2017, 2:01 p.m. EDT This article has been updated to include a statement by a Facebook spokesperson about its pursuit of patents. Social media has been known to mess with our emotions and even affect our mental health and that manipulation is sometimes by design. Facebook, in particular, has been known to play fast and loose with its users feelings. Troubling news broke …

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‘Body Slam’ Candidate Issues Lengthy Apology To Reporter He Attacked

June 8, 2017

I made a mistake and humbly ask for your forgiveness, Gianforte says in his letter, acknowledging that his behavior was unprofessional, unacceptable and unlawful. Jacobs said Gianforte body-slammedhim and broke his glasses. The candidates team issued a statement blaming the liberal reporter. The following day, Gianforte won the special election, despite being charged with misdemeanor assault. Gianforte said he was making a $50,000 donation to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Jacobs has …

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Second Lady Pence Pushes Bee Conservation, An Effort One Critic Labels ‘Hypocritical’

June 8, 2017

Pence and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdueunveiled the new hive home to a growing population of some 20,000 bees at an event Tuesday and urged Americans to do their own part to help reverse an ongoing worldwide decline in the bee population, according to a White House release. Friends of the Earth, called the White House request extremely hypocritical in light of the administrations proposed cuts to funding for environmental protection. In a statement accompanying the White House …

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Pharrell duets with Miley Cyrus on ‘Happy’ at One Love Manchester

June 6, 2017

… positivity. And you know what? I hate to be corny, but it actually makes me….” He let the statement hang for a moment before shouting out “Miley Cyrus!” As the band kicked into Williams’ award-winning Despicable Me 2 tune, “Happy,” Cyrus sauntered out onto the stage and joined in for a duet to kick off her own set. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSocial CPA Academy OTO2 – Case Study This is a comprehensive FB and CPA course will …

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Lawsuit Accuses Glass Artist Dale Chihuly Of Plagiarizing Work

June 3, 2017

… possession of Chihulys private documents, including medical papers and personal letters, that would be substantively uncomfortable if released to the public, the statement adds. In February, the statement continues, Moi asked for $21 million, threatening to publicly file a lawsuit if his demand for money was not met. Earlier this month, when Chihuly had not agreed to pay him, Moi served Chihulys legal counsel with a state court complaint. TIMOTHY A. CLARY via Getty Images Chihuly Inc.asserts …

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

June 3, 2017

… the table as the rest of the world addresses these issues. Withdrawing from the Paris Agreement is misguided, and harms the ongoing effort to fight climate change while also isolating us from our allies. Murkowski addressed Trumps decision on Thursday, KTOO reported: Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) According to the Times Free Press, Alexander said in a statement Friday that while he doesnt think withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is catastrophic for climate progress, he believes the most …

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Trump casually pre-games climate announcement with jazz band

June 2, 2017

While the world anxiously waited to hear whether or not President Trump would pull out of the Paris Agreement, a jazz band outside the White House kept things chill AF. After much anticipation, Trump announced on Twitter that he would be making a statement about the country’s future with the major climate agreement on Thursday in the White House Rose Garden. They’re playing smooth jazz in the Rose Garden ahead of the president’s announcement on the Paris climate accord …

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Trump’s EPA Chief Aided Polluters For Years. Now Suddenly He Says The Mess Is A Priority

June 1, 2017

… use of settlements with polluters. The budget will also provide the agency with an opportunity to identify what barriers have been preventing sites from returning to communities and design solutions to overcome those barriers, the White House wrote in its justification for slashing Superfund. Pruitt celebrated the budget proposal, saying in a statement that it and supports EPAs highest priorities. But Superfund experts say Pruitt doesnt seem to understand the basics of the program, which is …

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How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has become the meme of the resistance

May 29, 2017

Image: Christopher Mineses / mashable  Earlier this week, 18 women dressed up in red cloaks and white bonnets, stood in pairs in the rotunda of the Texas state capitol, and began chanting, “Shame!” in unison. They didn’t stop shouting for eight minutes. They call themselves the Texas handmaids. You probably first saw them back in March, when images of their original protest in Austin went viral. That’s when they sat silently in the Texas senate gallery, watching as …

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Senate introduces first bill to provide insurance for gig workers

May 26, 2017

… the independent workforce. Whether by choice or necessity, a growing number of Americans are working without a safety net and have difficulty planning and saving for retirement, health care needs, or on-the-job injuries. The nature of work is changing rapidly, but our policies largely remain tied to a 20th century model of traditional full-time employment, Warner said in a statement. As more and more Americans engage in part-time, contract or other alternative work arrangements, its increasingly …

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Trump Administrations Womens Rights Lip Service Turns Irony Up to 11

May 23, 2017

… Trump and his administration are committed to expanding opportunities for women and girls domestically across the globe, said Shannon, who was there because Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is on his way to Brussels, where he will meet with the President of NATO and ostensibly ask for money in exchange for the U.S.s continued involvement in the important peacekeeping alliance. After a brief statement, Shannon introduced first lady Melania Trump as a philanthropist and cyberbullying opponent, …

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

May 23, 2017

… managed to include a paid family leave program in the plan, but that relatively small consolation prize does not seem to be appeasing womens health groups. This is the worst budget for women and womens health in a generation, said Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, in a statement Monday. It guts programs designed to help women and their families put food on the table, get the medical care they need, and make ends meet.Gimmicks and misdirection …

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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 Dove Real Beauty Productions. …

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Instagram ranked worst for young people’s mental health

May 21, 2017

… feelings of inadequacy and anxiety in young people,” Shirley Cramer CBE chief executive of RSPH said in a statement. Laci Green, a health YouTuber with 1.5 million subscribers, says that social media has dramatically shifted how people socialise, communication and form relationships. “Because platforms like Instagram and Facebook present highly curated versions of the people we know and the world around us, it is easy for our perspective of reality to become distorted,” says …

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