How Trump’s Election Woke Women Everywhere

March 10, 2017

He was the chief executive of the company, a large health care outfit in New Jersey. Married. Decades older. She was his executive assistant. I felt uncomfortable that whole day, Susan told The Huffington Post recently. Susan rarely wore the dress again, fearing hed mistake it as her trying to please him. She was creeped out. I didnt feel safe. It felt like he was grooming her, Susan says now….

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Insurers Are Worried About The House GOP Health Care Bill

March 9, 2017

The main industry groups representing health insurance companies have broken their silence on the Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with smaller reforms. The health insurer lobbying organizations stopped far short of other health care interests, including the American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association, that have already stated their opposition to the bill promoted by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and endorsed by…

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GOP House Chair Tells Sean Spicer To Mind His Own Business On Obamacare Repeal

March 9, 2017

WASHINGTON A Republican House committee chair said he would like White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to keep his nose out of Congress business on Obamacare repeal, highlighting the tensions between the two branches as they try to come to an agreement on the best path forward. Spicer tried to assure reporters Wednesday that President Donald Trumps administration was approaching health care legislation thoughtfully by reaching out to lawmakers on…

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These Media Outlets Are Striking On International Women’s Day

March 9, 2017

Many of Americas top media sites not only are staffed mostly by women but also cater to women everywhere. Thats why several of them decided to celebrate International Womens Day by showing their readers and viewers just how important women are to each publications survival. Some chose not to roll out new content on Wednesday while others have given their employees the day off. Were on strike, the editorial said….

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Water Utility That Dared Challenge Farm Pollution Says Big Ag Is Trying To Destroy It

March 9, 2017

Des Moines Water Works CEO Bill Stowe says theres a word for an Iowa bill that proposes to dissolve the utility hes overseen for four years: retribution. But Stowe said Iowas mighty agribusiness interests are seeking justice of a different form by pushing legislation that would eliminate the utility altogether as revenge for the legal action. The legislation, introduced last month, would dissolve existing independent water utilities in Des Moines,…

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Pence dodges question on Trump’s wiretapping claims

March 9, 2017

(CNN)Vice President Mike Pence avoided answering a question about whether he believed President Donald Trump’s wiretapping claims. Trump alleged on Saturday without evidence that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones at Trump Tower ahead of the 2016 election. On Wednesday, CNN affiliate WEWS’ reporter John Kosich asked the vice president a yes or no question: Did he believe Trump’s allegation? Pence skirted the question and tried to steer the…

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Jerry Lewis Fast Facts

March 9, 2017

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of comedian and actor Jerry Lewis. Personal:Birth Date: March 16, 1926 Birth place: Newark, New Jersey Birth Name: Joseph Levitch

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Why Some Hindus Are Angry About Reza Aslan’s CNN Show ‘Believer’

March 9, 2017

A number of Hindu leaders and activists are angry about a new CNN show they say depicts their faith in a sensationalist manner. In the hour-long premier, Aslan sits down with an Aghori guru and ends up getting smeared with cremated ashes and drinking alcohol from a human skull. At one point, he takes a taste of whats presented to be cooked human brain tissue. It is unbelievably callous and…

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IMDB Adopts ‘F-Rating’ To Highlight Movies Made By Women

March 8, 2017

The online movie database IMDB announced plans to highlight the film industrys dismal gender parity problem in one swift move: adding the letter F to films made by women. The rating system is straightforward. Films either written or directed by women receive an F-Rating. Films also receive an F-Rating if they feature significant women on screen in their own right. Some movies, like 2013s Frozen or 2016s Bridget Jones Baby,…

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Website Removes Racist ‘Save A Dog, Eat A Chinese’ T-Shirts

March 8, 2017

For some weird reason, ironic graphic T-shirts are a persistent part of fashion. Sometimes theyre adorable(heres a pickle with a smiley face). Other times theyre confusing(Im busy rn. Really?). At their very worst, theyre downright racist. Save a dog, eat a Chinese, read one shirt. Save a shark, eat a Chinese, read the other. Attitudes in China toward the consumption of shark appear headed in a similar direction. In 2013,…

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Republicans Obamacare Replacement Just Got A Powerful Enemy

March 8, 2017

WASHINGTON Provisions in the House Republicans Obamacare replacement billthat would raise insurance costs for older Americans are drawing resistance from the influential seniors lobby. The measure was chief among the reasons AARP, the nations largest organization for older Americans,cited in explaining its opposition to the House bill on Tuesday evening. AARP, which has nearly 38 million members ages 50 and older, is also firmly opposed to a pair of major…

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Paul Ryan Calls Obamacare Repeal Plan An ‘Act Of Mercy’

March 8, 2017

Standard & Poorssimilar conclusion The Affordable Care Act Made Access Better The GOP argument here rests on two premises, neither of which holds up well to scrutiny. The first is that the Affordable Care Act is a misnomer in other words, it doesnt really provide affordable care because the newly insured on Medicaid cant find doctors who will see them, and the ones with private coverage are stuck with high…

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Soy nut butter recall expands after more cases of E. coli

March 8, 2017

(CNN)Four more people have become ill with E. coli linked to contaminated soy nut butter, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday, bringing the total number of reported cases to 16. Eight of the ill individuals have been hospitalized. Five of those hospitalized have suffered hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure that can be life-threatening, although most people recover within a few weeks. The most recently…

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3 myths that shape the transgender bathroom debate

March 8, 2017

(CNN)The debate over transgender rights in America often gets reduced to bathroom talk. Supporters of so-called bathroom bills say they will protect public safety by ensuring that all people, including transgender men and women, use public restrooms that correspond to their sex at birth. Opponents say their impact is much wider. Critics call them thinly veiled attempts to discriminate against and stigmatize transgender people to score political points. Transgender identity,…

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Accused Carjacker Caught Because He Couldn’t Drive Stick

March 8, 2017

It was a clutch situation. Police said 18-year-oldstole three cars at gunpoint between Feb. 11 through Feb. 21. Two of those armed carjackings occurred in a one-hour period on Feb. 21 after posting bond in the Feb. 11 case, according to Cleveland.com. Police arrested Wayne on Feb. 12 after he allegedly stole a 2004 Acura by force the day before. after posting a $10,000 bond, Wayne and In the first…

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Tom Perez Joins White House Protest Against Trump’s New Travel Ban

March 7, 2017

WASHINGTON Democratic National CommitteeChairTom Perez spoke at a White House rally against President Donald Trumps new travel ban on Monday evening, adding firepower to continuing protests against the president. Weve spent so much time since January 20th, we see America at its worst, but then we come here and we see America at its best, Perez told a crowd of hundreds in Lafayette Square Park in front of the White…

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Chance the Rapper donates $1 million to Chicago Public Schools

March 7, 2017

(CNN)After a disappointing meeting with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner last Friday to discuss recently announced cuts to school funding, Chance the Rapper has decided to address the issue himself. The Chicago-bred rapper, whose full name is Chancelor Bennett, announced in a news conference Monday that he would be donating $1 million to the Chicago Public School system. “As a CPS graduate, Chance has shown Chicago students not only the heights…

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Why GOP plans on health care will hurt all women

March 7, 2017

(CNN)Social conservatives opposed to women’s health, rights and autonomy now control the White House, both houses of Congress and, at the state level, most governors’ houses and legislatures. Even as these policymakers continue their assault on abortion rights, they are also poised to enact policy that will undercut US women’s access to family planning services. The need for publicly funded contraceptive care increased by 5% between 2010 and 2014, rising…

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THAAD missile defense system arrives in South Korea

March 7, 2017

Seoul (CNN)The first pieces of a US-built missile defense system designed to mitigate the threat of North Korean missiles arrived at the Osan Air Base in South Korea Monday night, according to the US military. The announcement comes just a day after North Korea test-fired four ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea. China has voiced opposition to the proposed placement of the military…

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Why Emma Watson could be any of us

March 7, 2017

(CNN)Can a woman expect to have her words heard while her breasts are also visible Can women be sexy — or even better, sexual — without having their own bodies used as weapons against them? Sadly, it seems the answer is no. Last week, Vanity Fair published a photograph of the actress Emma Watson posing in a sheer top that shows the middle and underside of one of her breasts,…

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GOP tries to keep agenda on track, despite Trump tweets

March 7, 2017

Washington (CNN)Republicans in Congress are determined to push full steam ahead with a key campaign pledge — repealing and replacing Obamacare — despite the President’s bombshell wiretapping claims that have put pressure on congressional committees to launch investigations and answer questions about a claim for which they’ve seen no evidence. In what’s become a ritual, GOP lawmakers are returning to Washington to take action on a major agenda item but…

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Congressman tours possible embassy sites in Jerusalem, confident Trump will move embassy

March 7, 2017

Jerusalem (CNN)Rep. Ron DeSantis told reporters Sunday he is confident President Donald Trump will move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The latest six-month Presidential waiver on a congressional order to switch the embassy location, signed by President Barack Obama at the end of last year, expires in May. DeSantis told reporters he did not expect Trump to follow the lead of all his predecessors and sign…

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Oklahoma legislator’s questionnaire asks Muslims: ‘Do you beat your wife?’

March 6, 2017

(CNN)Three Muslim students who wanted to talk with an Oklahoma state legislator about Islam were told to fill out a questionnaire first, said a state leader of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. “Do you beat your wife?” said one question on the form Rep. John Bennett’s assistant gave them. “Do you denounce the terrorist organization Hamas?” was another. The law student and two high school students were shocked and insulted…

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Bird flu found at commercial chicken farm in Tennessee, USDA says

March 6, 2017

(CNN)A strain of bird flu has been found in a commercial chicken farm in Tennessee, the US Department of Agriculture and state government agencies said Sunday. The H7 strain of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, or HPAI, was found in a flock of 73,500 chickens in Lincoln County, in the central part of the state on the border with Alabama, the USDA said. The facility alerted authorities Friday that a large…

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Under Trump, America no longer represents the world

March 6, 2017

(CNN)In his address to Congress on Tuesday evening, President Trump affirmed that “America respects the right of all nations to chart their own path.” In that spirit, he continued, “My job is not to represent the world. My job is to represent the United States of America.” For their part, U.S. officials would occasionally protest that U.S. allies had gone too far in their neglect of hard power. Complaints about…

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CNN 10 – March 6, 2017

March 6, 2017

March 6, 2017 Thank you for kicking off a new week with CNN 10! In today’s show: A gathering of 3,000 lawmakers takes place in China, a lesson in forced labor opens the eyes of some high school students, and an internet expert discusses what can be learned from a few dozen Facebook likes. TRANSCRIPT CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Hi. I’m Carl Azuz for CNN 10. A congressional meeting…

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