Why Muslims are marching for climate

April 29, 2017

(CNN)From the cropless farmer to the beleaguered first responder to the person forced to evacuate their flooded home, we all have our reasons for caring about climate change. As an Indonesian-born Muslim living in California, it is my faith that compels me to protect our earth. For many people like me who cherish tolerance and clean air, the first 100 days of the Trump presidency have not been easy. As a Muslim immigrant to America, it has been painfully frustrating to witness the Trump …

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Tour de Yorkshire 2017 to get under way – BBC News

April 29, 2017

… volunteers this time compared to 1,200 last year. “There is an increased level of interest in the event and we have been getting messages from people coming from all around the UK and beyond.” Related Topics Sheffield Harrogate Scarborough Bradford More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSplit Test Monkey Offer – Monkey Tools Bundle Lifetime access to Catcha Monkey, Countdown Monkey and PopUp Monkey – Special Offer For Customers Only.Curation Studio – Done For …

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Why China’s craft breweries are tapping into ancient beer recipes

April 26, 2017

(CNN)China is home to one of the oldest civilizations, so it’s only fitting that it’s home to ancient beer as well. The 5,000-year-old brewery is the earliest evidence of barley- and millet-based beer-making in the country. Inspired by the scientists’ findings, two breweries — Jing-A Brewing Co in Beijing and Moonzen Brewery in Hong Kong — set out to give the modern world a taste of an ancient experience by recreating the original beer recipe. …

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Party identification is ‘starting to shift’

April 25, 2017

Washington (CNN)Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday responded to a poll showing the majority felt the Democratic Party was out of touch by saying party identification is shifting — and everyday people can see the US political system as a “rigged game.” The ABC News/Washington Post poll released Sunday showed 67% of respondents said the Democratic Party was out of touch, ahead of 62% who said the same for the GOP and 58% for President Donald Trump. “I think the whole notion …

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What the French elections mean for Americans

April 24, 2017

… endorsed Le Pen last week, against President Obama, who called Macron to wish him godspeed. While the world for the moment may breathe a sigh of relief that a far-left candidate, Jean-Luc Melenchon, was left in the dust, the final round will represent a French vote for or against France’s remaining in Europe — effectively a referendum on Frexit. A vote for Le Pen won’t happen by accident. It will be a conscious choice of the French people, who know very well who they will …

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Arthur Collins arrested over London nightclub ‘acid attack’ – BBC News

April 23, 2017

The Metropolitan Police said a man and a 22-year-old woman both lost their sight in one eye. Other people were treated for severe burns following the alleged attack. Image copyright @PhieMcKenzie Image caption Hundreds of people were forced to leave the club in the early hours More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWP Coursify – PREMIUM Course to SELL – Unlimited License Fan Marketer Agency License 5 Users FanGrower 1 Fanpage yearly 1-on-1 Consulting With Jamie Lewis 1-1 …

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Paisley to host Gerry Rafferty saxophone tribute – BBC News

April 22, 2017

‘Great spectacle’ The bid is due to be lodged with the UK government next week and the event has been part-funded by the 2021 bid team. Rafferty’s daughter, Martha, has given her backing to the event, which will take place at Paisley Cross at 13:00. She said: “My father was very proud of his Paisley roots and I am sure he would have been supportive of the town’s UK City of Culture bid. “To have so many people playing the Baker Street solo together in …

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O’Reilly’s firing: What took so long?

April 21, 2017

(CNN)Yet another seismic shift has occurred at Fox News, as conservative talk show host Bill O’Reilly is officially out amid a sea of sexual harassment allegations. And people are asking some important questions, like: Why did it take so long for the company to act on allegations of harassment that had been developing for years? And why did Fox pay O’Reilly tens of millions of dollars to leave? This follows Roger Ailes’ exit this past July, with allegations that sound eerily …

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Indian ad with transgender mom stirs debate — and tears

April 20, 2017

… and social activist. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. “India is very progressive. A person can choose his or her gender, you don’t need to have a medical certificate. This speaks of our constitutional morality and recognizes gender politics,” said Akkai Padmashali, a transgender activist and founder of Ondede, a Bangalore-based NGO that works with the LGBT community. But transgender people — along with same-sex …

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How prisons keep their suicidal inmates on watch

April 20, 2017

(CNN)The suicide of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez in his prison cell is one of several recent suicides of people in custody, prompting experts to question whether these deaths were preventable. Hernandez, who was convicted of murder in 2015, hanged himself Wednesday morning with a bedsheet tied to his window, according to prison officials. A Washington state inmate accused of fatally shooting five people last year also hanged himself this week,and a triple-murder suspect recently fell …

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Painter Barkley Hendricks Dies At 72

April 20, 2017

… artist, always dedicated to his singular vision; he was a figurative painter when it was trendy and especially when it wasnt. In addition to his artistic practice, Barkley was an esteemed professor dedicated to his students at Connecticut College during his decades-long tenure from 1972 to 2010. Barkley shared a passion for Jamaica, and every winter, he and Susan traveled there, and he found a well of inspiration for his paintings and photography in the islands diverse landscape and people. …

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Steve King Toasts Border Patrol After Deportation Of Dreamer

April 19, 2017

… agents apprehended Montes minutes after he climbed over the fence from Mexico and that he admitted under oath to having entered the country illegally. He added that Montes had a past theft conviction and said his DACA status expired in August 2015. DACA does not guarantee safety from removal, and some Dreamers have been deported after losing their protections. About 1,500 people have lost DACA status due to criminal convictions or gang affiliation, according to the Department of Homeland …

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Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

April 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration issued one mightily mixed message Monday. President Donald Trump congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a contested referendum that granted him broad new powers and deepened concern about the NATO ally’s growing authoritarianways. Trump’s outreach to Erdogan put him on a very short list of those who praised the results, including Hamas, the Palestinian militant group labeled a terrorist organization by the United States. …

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Eric Trump Actually Complained About Mean People On Twitter

April 19, 2017

In an interview with Irelands Independent newspaper, the son of President Donald Trump blasted people who are mean on Twitter: Trump was responding to a question about golfer Rory McIlroy, who came under fire on social media after playing a round of golf with the president. Eric Trump also complained that politics is mean. His father on the campaign trail incited violence against protesters, criticized the family of a fallen soldier, and suggested that the father of then-rival Ted Cruz …

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Cleveland Killing Prompts Facebook To Review Handling Of Violent Posts

April 18, 2017

Three posts to the suspects Facebook page a video announcing his intent to commit a murder, a graphic video of the killing, and a live video of his confession stayed online for about two hours, the social network said. Facebook said it was reviewing its reporting flows to be sure people can report videos and other material that violates standards as easily and quickly as possible. The company noted it is constantly exploring ways to harness advanced technologies, such as artificial …

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London attack: Victim Melissa Cochran returns to US – BBC News

April 18, 2017

He added that Mrs Cochran, who was in a wheelchair when she joined a service for the families and survivors of the attack at Westminster Abbey on 5 April, was healing faster than expected. Victims of the London attack London attack: What we know so far In depth: Westminster terror attack The other people killed on the bridge were Aisha Frade, 44, who worked at a London sixth-form college; retired window cleaner Leslie Rhodes, 75, from south London, and Romanian tourist Andreea Cristea, …

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A Look Back At 6 Seasons Of Perfect ‘Girls’ Quotes

April 17, 2017

… terrain. Youre not Lil Kim. Hannah Eh, it was total bullshit. It was just a bunch of old gays being like, Oh, Im so busy during the week, I can only do uppers on the weekends. Oh, well, good for you, Anthony! Elijah ** You are so bad at knowing when people are high. Do you remember that time I drank sizzurp and you thought I had senioritis? Hannah to Marnie ** Hannah Loreen More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsHome Workout Bible – Complete Sales Funnel With …

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UK funding increased to fight neglected tropical diseases – BBC News

April 16, 2017

… swelling of lower limbs This is double what has been spent annually in the previous four years, the Department for International Development said. International Development Secretary Priti Patel said the UK’s support would protect more than 200 million people “from a future blighted by tropical disease”. “These diseases belong to the last century. They cause unimaginable suffering and pain to some of the world’s poorest people, forcing them into a deeper cycle of …

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Trump Administration Won’t Release Logs Of Visitors To The White House

April 15, 2017

… statement that the only reasonable conclusion is to believe the Trump administration has many things it is trying to hide. Its disappointing that the man who promised to drain the swamp just took a massive step away from transparency by refusing the release the White House visitor logs that the American people have grown accustomed to accessing over the last six years and that provide indispensable information about who is seeking to influence the president, Bookbinder said in a statement. …

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Facebook Cracks Down on 30,000 Fake News Accounts Ahead of French Election

April 15, 2017

… inauthentic activity, including spam, misinformation, or other deceptive content that is often shared by creators of fake accounts. Facebook is a key element in any effective fake-news strategy. Phony Facebook sites can amplify concocted stories a thousand-fold as they are repeated by people across a nation or the world. Readers or search engines then mistakenly judge the fake stories as real and important based on the number of people sharing them. Facebook conceded it was partly …

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Some States, Cities Still Banning Government Travel To North Carolina

April 14, 2017

Although the NCAA ended its boycott against the state once a repeal bill was passed, many of the states and cities that banned nonessential official travel to North Carolina last year have decided the new bill doesnt adequately protect LGBTQ people. Californias law was enacted to ensure that, with limited exceptions, our taxpayer resources are not spent in states that authorize discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, the states attorney …

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The Anti-Defamation League Is Offering Sean Spicer Remedial Holocaust Lessons

April 14, 2017

During a press briefing on Tuesday, Spicer Jonathan A. Greenblatt, CEO of ADL, sent Spicer a letter on Thursday offering to conduct a training on Holocaust awareness for the press secretary and his staff. When the first days of Passover ended and we turned on our phones and televisions yesterday evening, we learned about your comment that Hitler did not gas his own people, Greenblatt wrote in the letter, published on ADLs website. Your comparisons between Assad and Hitler were not only …

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Why are India’s superstars descending on Hong Kong this weekend?

April 14, 2017

(CNN)Hong Kong is used to hosting a variety of events, international and regional. But this weekend, the island city will witness something unique. Bollywood megastar Salman Khan will lead a galaxy of Indian stars to Hong Kong, to perform at the largest Indian concert to ever take place there. The Hong Kong concert, which will also feature performers like Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu and South Indian dance legend Prabhudeva, is part of the “Da-Bangg” world tour that will also …

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‘Survivor’ Contestant Outed As Transgender During Shocking Tribal Council

April 14, 2017

… CBS Photo Archive via Getty Images Smith, a 29-year-old asset manager from Brooklyn, New York, said he never wanted his trans identity to play a part in how he was seen or treated during the competition. He added: Its important people see he lost that fight. The message should be clear that hate will always lose. Zeke Smith, and transgender people like him, are not deceiving anyone by being their authentic selves, and it is dangerous and unacceptable to out a transgender person, Adams …

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Seriously?! Officer Appears To Stomp On Handcuffed Suspects Head

April 13, 2017

… Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther also condemned the officers actions in a post on Twitter, calling his behavior unacceptable. According to court records cited by The Daily Beast, police originally confronted Anderson for allegedly threatening to shoot people inside a nearby home. He elbowed a different officer in the face and ran. Police caught up with him a block away. The suspect was allegedly found carrying a handgun and a substance suspected of being crack cocaine. He has since been charged …

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