WH officials: Busy week, but no health care vote or shutdown

April 24, 2017

… an official said. “You will see the President all the time this week, multiple times a day, showing his accomplishments and work,” the official said, acknowledging privately that the best way to counter the argument that the first 100 days have been unsuccessful is to “have the President everywhere.” …

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Homeless girls bond in Girl Scout Troop 6000

April 24, 2017

… homeless mother of five who serves as the Queens Community Development Specialist for Girl Scouts of Greater New York. Burgess told The New York times, which first reported on the troop, that she became active in the community after moving into Sleep Inn and discussed the idea of creating a troop in the building with her bosses, who already had been talking to Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who represents the inn’s district. Troop 6000 is 25 members strong and growing, with …

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Bike-sharing companies keep finding that people are terrible, in every city they enter

April 22, 2017

… pic.twitter.com/Whv6s9lY9h DanyRifaee (@danyRifaee) April 18, 2017 Most of the abused bikes belong to either Singapore-based oBike, or Ofo, a bike-sharing giant based in China. Despite cases of terrible behaviour, bike-sharing companies have remained unfazed, with ofo and oBike insisting to the Straits times that they have experienced a very low rate of abuse cases. Ofo told the Straits times that its company does contact errant users, who end up apologising, adding that most of them …

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6 reasons you need to watch this British dating show immediately

April 21, 2017

… every single deserted dater has had another bite at the cherry. As they say, second time’s a charm. 5. You’ll see that it really is a very small world For many of us, the idea of going on a date with an ex-partner is not entirely our idea of a good time. But, a couple of times on the show, daters have been accidentally reunited with blasts from their past. In one episode, Vince and Anna shared a date and both mention that they feel like they’ve met before. Turns out they …

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Shops agree to limit sugary drinks sales in hospitals – BBC News

April 21, 2017

All retailers in hospitals in England are being urged to make the changes to their stock. The plans are part of a health drive to cut obesity and tooth decay across the country. How much sugar is hiding in your food? Analysis: Can we trust the sugar industry? NHS England said progress had already been made this year to remove all price promotions on sugary drinks and junk food sold in hospitals and to make sure healthy food options were available at all times for patients and staff. Over the …

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Not Everyone Is High On This Police Department’s 4/20 Tweet

April 21, 2017

The weed is illegal in Minnesota, which is why some people arent high on this 4/20 tweet from the police department in the town of Wyoming. Yes, the tweet was meant to be funny, and many people took it that way. It has been retweeted more than 126,000 times, and liked more than 228,000 times. Others mocked the cops for engaging in stoner stereotypes. Police spokesman Paul Hoppe told HuffPost the tweet wasnt meant to entrap people, but A few hours after the first tweet, the police …

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Bill O’Reilly’s Replacement, Tucker Carlson, Has Unenlightened Views On Women

April 21, 2017

Theres a new era at Fox News with the departure ofBill OReillyon Wednesday, but viewers may not see much change in on-air attitudes toward women. The cable news network ditched OReillyas allegations widened that the top-rated host had sexually harassed several former colleagues. Advertisers had fled from his show, The OReilly Factor, after The New York times reported this month that he and the network had paid $13 million to settle complaints from five women. You should stick to the …

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EPA head visits community famous for lead contamination

April 20, 2017

… evacuated after soil tests showed lead and arsenic contamination levels 228 times the amount the Environmental Protection Agency considers potentially hazardous to children. It was the first superfund site EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has visited — making a trip there Wednesday — and the agency said he was the first administrator to visit this particular site. Pruitt visited “to discuss cleanup and hear directly from East Chicago residents affected by contamination in their …

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Trump’s words used as defense for white nationalist in viral video assault case

April 20, 2017

… out” several times from the podium at the March event in Louisville, Kentucky. Though he was clearly referring to the protesters, he didn’t say just who should be tasked with removing them. Nwanguma and two other protesters also filed a lawsuit against Trump, alleging the president incited a riot during the Louisville rally. Trump’s lawyers argue that the then-candidate’s words were never meant to make his fans believe they should shove protesters or commit another sort …

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Nina Simone and me: An artist and activist revisited

April 17, 2017

(CNN)I was surfing online when I stumbled upon a mural in Baltimore painted by artist Ernest Shaw. It’s a three-headed portrait of civil rights icons: James Baldwin, Malcolm X and, of course, Nina Simone. Even within the boundaries of my computer screen, the painting on the side of a building at 401 Lafayette Street was powerful. Curious that the artist had chosen Simone as part of the trifecta, I dialed Shaw, a 41-year-old teacher at the Maryland Academy of Technology & Health …

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Republicans Catch Up In Early Voting For Georgia’s Special Election

April 16, 2017

There were roughly the same number of Republicans and Democrats who voted when early voting ended on Friday, according to New York times election expert Nate Cohn. Michael McDonald, a political scientist at the University of Florida, came up with similar figures. The virtually even turnout among Democrats and Republicans in the district is a major change from the first week of early voting, in which Democrats enjoyed a significant lead. And the lack of party registration in Georgia makes …

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That Time Michael Lewis Complained About Dating A Hot Woman

April 14, 2017

… essentially a page-long humblebrag about how he bagged a babe tells readers only that she once appeared in a full-page New York times advertisement for the Bloomingdales hosiery department. Since theres no photograph in the New Republic, Lewis helpfully offers a soft-core description of the ad: It depicts a young woman, to me terrifyingly beautiful, reclining in midair, clad in a black slip and spiked heels. Her head tilts back, exposing the delicate line of her neck and making a niagara of …

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Scott Pruitt Heads To Coal Mine To Pitch New EPA Agenda

April 14, 2017

… dumping mine wastewater into Ohio River tributaries. Consol Energy owns the Bailey Mine Complex, which includes Harvey Mine. The company exceeded its daily or monthly effluent limit more than 300 times between 2006 and 2015, according to the EPA complaint. Consol, which now focuses primarily on natural gas production, has voiced its intentto sell off its remaining coal assets. Grenter called Pruitts visit to Harvey Mine very concerning. He said the only reasonable conclusion he could draw is …

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Childline receives 4,000 calls from ‘lonely’ children – BBC News

April 13, 2017

The service already collects data on issues such as mental health and abuse but said increasing numbers of youngsters said they felt lonely. Previously, loneliness would be recorded as “low self-esteem” or “unhappiness”. Childline said that, overall, girls were four times more likely to contact the charity with a problem than boys. ‘I felt empty inside’ One teen caller, who asked to be called Rebecca, used Childline’s online web chat after saying …

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At raucous town hall, GOP congressman confronts anger about Trump

April 13, 2017

Aurora, Colorado (CNN)Republican Rep. Mike Coffman faced angry constituents at a town hall Wednesday night, in an early sign of the political price he and his colleagues might pay for supporting President Donald Trump’s policies, including the repeal of Obamacare. A moderate hailing from a swing district, Coffman fielded more than 40 questions from Coloradans for almost two hours. Health care overwhelmingly dominated the at times raucous evening, as the congressman’s constituents …

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United Airlines, David Dao, And The Way We Blame

April 12, 2017

… Michael Brown comes particularly to mind, with his actions on the day examined in microscopic detail while his past led to the infamous no angel article in the New York times); it is probably not a coincidence that we find it now in a case where the man subjected to unwarranted violence by law enforcement, in this case to preserve the convenience of United Airlines, belongs to an ethnic minority. These are not majority positions, but if this tendency in public discourse is narrow, the Dao …

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From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

April 10, 2017

… used the bolo knife to stab and disembowel another enemy soldier. He kept throwing grenades until he fainted from blood loss. When his comrades found Johnson the next morning, they discovered he had killed four Germans and wounded about 20 more. They could still see the bloody trails of wounded Germans who had crawled into the woods to escape Johnson’s fury. Johnson had been wounded 21 times but somehow survived the hourlong battle. “There wasn’t anything so fine …

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‘My fertility app made me too stressed to conceive’ – BBC News

April 7, 2017

“Some months I think we must have missed the window of opportunity entirely,” she explains, “either because I’d built up to it so much that the pressure made me too stressed to conceive, or because the app wasn’t accurate.” She decided to quit using the apps “for the sake of my sanity” and became pregnant the following month. “They definitely serve a purpose,” she concedes, “but they aren’t the be-all and …

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Here Are All The Advertisers Fleeing Bill O’Reilly’s Show

April 7, 2017

Since Monday night, more than 40 companies that advertise with Fox News have announced theyre splitting from the show a response to a bombshell New York times reportindicating that OReilly and Fox News have paid around $13 million in settlements to address complaints brought by five of his former female colleagues. Fox News did not immediately respond to a question about whether any companies have pulled ads from the network entirely. Mercedes-Benz was the first company and one of six …

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Trump’s Secretary of Everything: Jared Kushner

April 4, 2017

… The two men at times have seemed at odds; in February, as Kushner was meeting with Mexican officials in Washington to arrange a visit by President Enrique Pea Nieto, Trump tweeted: “If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting.” Pea Nieto ended up canceling his visit. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsEmail Black Ops: Done For You Commissions Start Making Money Right Away Without Doing Any of the …

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Hillary Clinton, it’s too soon

April 1, 2017

(CNN)Hillary Clinton is back. Of course, Hillary Clinton is back. I am convinced she will run for the presidency as many times as it takes to win — even if she is still being wheeled through the streets of Iowa at 108, kept alive by robotics and a refusal to surrender. She came to Georgetown University on Friday to give a speech to some fans, and delivered a stinging attack on Donald Trump’s budget. Clinton is great at attacking others, dreadful at selling herself. This is a …

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Taiwan by bike: How to cycle around the island in 12 days

March 29, 2017

… Taroko’s highest point of 10,745 feet (3,275 meters). Beyond Taroko is the Suhua Highway, Taiwan’s most mountainous road. Cyclists follow cliff-hugging roads running, at times, perilously close to a long ocean drop. Then comes the final stretch. The tea plantations around Pinglin — a rural outpost in northern Taiwan — signal Taipei City’s proximity. Back in the capital after 12 days on two wheels, you realize just how serious Route No. 1 can be. So serious, you …

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How not to help mums breastfeed: Give them an aggravating unhelpful chatbot

March 28, 2017

… aren’t available. This bot, as it turns out, probably won’t give you the support you require. “New babies need to be fed round the clock, and the peak times for online searches for breastfeeding help (by volume over 24 hours) are 2 and 6 a.m., when healthcare professionals and phone helplines are not readily available,” a spokesperson for PHE explained. Good point, and it makes sense to have around-the-clock access to trusted information. But the limitations of the bot …

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Childhood obesity: Cut unhealthy food multi-buy offers – MPs – BBC News

March 27, 2017

… internal policies to promote healthier products, and last Christmas was “one of the first times when there was a real price war over carrots” and other healthier products. But she said there would have to be industry-wide agreement if junk food promotions were to be reduced. The MPs also suggested a range of measures to regulate junk food adverts seen by children on TV, such as extending current restrictions to apply across all programmes that children are likely to watch rather …

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