Arkansas Installs Long-Disputed Ten Commandments Monument At Its Capitol

June 28, 2017

The 6-foot, 3,000-pound monument on the Capitol grounds in Little Rock was erected following a 2015 court decision approving the monument. She said the ACLU plans to file a lawsuit challenging the display. Other groups, including atheists and Hindus, attempted similar measures to protest the Judeo-Christian monument. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a group that promotes the separation of church and state, released a statementTuesday asserting that Arkansas wouldregret its decision …

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White House Warns Syria Against Launching Another Chemical Weapons Attack

June 28, 2017

… called the intervention a one-off intended to deter future chemical weapons attacks and not an expansion of the U.S. role in the Syrian war. The United States ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Twitter: Any further attacks done to the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russia and Iran who support him killing his own people. Trump has also ordered stepped-up military operations against the Islamic State militant group and delegated more authority to his …

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‘Trumpcare’ would send her to Mexico for birth control

June 26, 2017

(CNN)All Ariana and Kevin Gonzalez want is birth control. But the California couple says that if the Republican alternative to Obamacare becomes law, they’ll be driving over the border to Mexico to get it. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. California community health centers would be put under “untenable stress” if Planned Parenthood centers were defunded, according to a group representing the centers. …

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Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ scientific legacy – BBC News

June 26, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRichard Sabin: “We actively use this data for marine conservation purposes now” It’s a curious thing to see a group of early whale foetuses up close – to see beings so small that have the potential to become so big. But what really strikes you, especially in those initial developmental stages, is how familiar the forms look. How like an early human foetus, they appear. “This is something you see time …

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Hill figures: The stories behind the scars on England’s skin – BBC News

June 24, 2017

… III The rather rude giant Image copyright Cerne Abbas Brewery Image caption A photocopied fig leaf was added to the beer pump clip in a Houses of Parliament bar Another giant Image copyright Jonathonjosh1 Image caption The Bulford kiwi photographed in 2013, following restoration and maintenance by a local scout group In 1919, following the end of World War One, officers commanding restless and homesick New Zealand troops wanted a task to distract their men and keep them out of …

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Petition calls for Dennis Rodman to be removed from Hall of Fame

June 22, 2017

(CNN)Dennis Rodman’s role as self-appointed goodwill ambassador to North Korea is not earning him rave reviews. The petition follows the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who was detained in North Korea for 17 months. Warmbier arrived in the United States in a coma last week and died Monday. Petition Rodman has visited North Korea several times and has praised on its dictator Kim Jong-un. Rights group Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation started a …

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A First-Grader’s Picasso-Like Painting Is Now Hanging At The Met

June 19, 2017

For the past 10 years, The Met has hosted a group exhibition entitled P.S. Art, featuring artwork from a variety of media highlighting the innovation and skill emerging from public art education programs in and around New York City. On opening night, the young artists were given lanyards to distinguish them from the hundreds of visitors clamoring to get a glimpse of the work. Visitors were encouraged to approach any and all lanyard-wearers, providing the ever-rare opportunity to discuss an …

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Jews, Christians and Muslims make holy ground in America’s heartland

June 19, 2017

Omaha, Nebraska (CNN)When most people think of Omaha, they imagine sizzling steaks, billionaire Warren Buffet or even former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning calling out before the snap. (Remember “Omaha-Omaha”?). A rabbi, a reverend and an imam (no, it’s not a setup joke) are partners in a decadelong quest to bring together the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — to share and worship on the same property. …

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Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade

June 17, 2017

… groups history. To accompany the ad, the trade group erected a website, , which features more of the data demonstrating the importance of foreign automakers in the United States economy. Foreign carmakers now produce of the cars made in the United States up from 1 percent in 1979, according to the AGAs analysis of its members data available on the new site. As a result, those German, Swedish, Japanese and South Korean companies with U.S. production plants directly employ 130,000 workers, the …

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Here’s What We Know About The U.S. Open Airship Crash

June 16, 2017

… stayed in the airship as it crashed to the ground, according to Wired. If [blimps] were to develop a leak (from a tear, or possibly even a gunshot) the loss of helium or hot air would be very slow as they are inflated at practically zero pressure, Bellon said.This allows ample time to land the airship. Although there is no official tally on airships, the Van Wagner Airship group estimates that there are 20 to 25 blimps in the worldand at least 13 active advertising blimps. A ground crew …

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Iraqi detainees in Michigan fear deportation

June 16, 2017

… detainees without giving them an opportunity to prove they could face torture or death if returned to Iraq. The ACLU complaint was filed against Rebecca Adducci, the director of the ICE Detroit district office, and the ACLU requested a hearing on Friday for the detainees. Many of the Iraqis are Chaldeans, members of an Iraqi Christian group. Historically, they have faced problems in Muslim-majority Iraq. The Detroit metropolitan area is home to the largest US group of Chaldeans. Community …

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Executions in Pakistan: Is ISIS targeting China?

June 15, 2017

… “oppressor” of Muslims. That this was not mere rhetoric was demonstrated by the group’s subsequent execution of a Chinese citizen, Fan Jinghui, in Iraq on 20 November 2015. Finally, in February this year ISIS also released a slickly produced propaganda video detailing for the first time “scenes from the life of immigrants from East Turkistan [Xinjiang] in the land of the Caliphate” in which a Uyghur militant promised to “shed blood like rivers” to …

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What the Qatar crisis means for Hamas

June 13, 2017

(CNN)When Palestinian militant group Hamas announced its new charter to the world, it wasn’t from Ramallah or Gaza City, but from the Sheraton hotel’s gilded Salwa Ballroom in Doha. “Qatar is quite important for Hamas,” said H.A. Hellyer, a senior non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council. “Qatar provides strong financial aid to the occupied Palestinian territories and is a safe haven for a number of Hamas leaders.” Qatar crisis threatens …

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Dennis Rodman hopes to do ‘something pretty positive’ in North Korea

June 13, 2017

… Globetrotters and a crew from VICE News. RELATED: Dennis Rodman Fast Facts “I come in peace. I love the people of North Korea!” Rodman said on Twitter as he arrived. The group traveled for a basketball exhibition that pitted the Americans against North Koreans. Though the game ended in a 110-110 tie, all eyes were on the jarring sight of the rebellious 6-foot-7 ball player sitting next to the the short, clean-cut dictator in a Mao suit. Rodman told Kim he has a “friend for …

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