You can’t out-crazy Kim Jong Un

April 25, 2017

… he’s put in place and focus on solutions, not threats. First of all, we don’t want to scare the wrong Korea. Our South Korean allies have a lot invested in this relationship and a lot to lose if we don’t find a peaceful solution. And second, Kim is not a rational actor and not above over-reacting. Pulling a Martin Riggs may make for great soundbites, but this is no movie script. You can’t out-crazy Kim Jong Un. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended Products[PLR] …

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Reminder To Progressives: Abortion Is An Economic Issue

April 24, 2017

But Mellos progressive credentials are questionable at best.As a state senator, he co-sponsored a bill requiring that abortion providers tell women they can have an ultrasound first, and mandating that providers who use ultrasound display the image in a way women can see if they choose. He said it represented a positive first step to reducing the number of abortions in Nebraska. Unintended pregnancies place an enormous financial burden on women. Women in this country already face a …

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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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Neil deGrasse Tyson Cites Celebrity Flat-Earthers To Make A Point About Politics

April 22, 2017

… Models, the astrophysicist tweeted. Unlike his past Earth-is-round Twitter rants, Tysons recent tweets didnt appear to be in response to a freshly outed denialist celebrity. However, his comments do reflect another type of denialism that exists in a very influential place in America: the White House. Perhaps, in honor of upcoming Earth Day and the coinciding March for Science protests, Tyson was pointing to flat-Earthers to make a case against policymakers who are also science deniers, and …

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Arkansas Judge Blocks State From Using Drug For Lethal Injections

April 20, 2017

lethal injections, due to the drug supplier objecting that the state misleadingly obtained its product. Wednesdays court order effectively blocks the state from carrying out any executions for as long as its in place.The state is trying to execute eight prisoners in 11 daysbefore its supply of midazolam, the first lethal injection drug, expires by months end. The state has already been thwarted in its attempt to carry out what have been criticized as conveyor belt-like executions between …

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Arkansas Court Blocks Executions Of 2 Prisoners As State Pushes Ahead With ‘Conveyor Belt’ Lethal Injections

April 18, 2017

… file objections to the execution protocol, and only acted at the last minute. Judge Jane Kelly, in a dissent, argued the the case was about more than which drugs are used to put inmates to death, and questioned whether Arkansas was in line with the Eight Amendments evolving standards of decency. Despite the federal appeals ruling, a state court ruling remains in place that blocks the state Department of Corrections from using pancuronium bromide a second drug in the lethal three-drug mixture. …

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Newt and Callista Gingrich: Easter 2017: ‘Be Not Afraid’

April 17, 2017

… perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16 As we commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, we should remember the many threats facing Christians today. Christianity is under siege on two fronts. On one front, it faces a growing secularism, which seeks to place human desires ahead of God and His will. On the other front, radical Islamism seeks to destroy Christianity across the globe. We were reminded of this just days ago on Palm Sunday as Coptic Christian churches in Egypt were attacked and …

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Foreign Office concern at North Korea missile test bid – BBC News

April 16, 2017

… programme North Korea missile launch attempt fails The US Pacific Command confirmed the failed test had taken place hours later, with officials saying a missile had exploded within seconds of the launch. A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are concerned by reports of a missile test by North Korea and are monitoring the situation closely.” Speaking before the launch attempt, Mr Johnson said: “We have been here before but continue to monitor the situation carefully. “We …

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Dems Challenge Kushner’s Security Clearance Over Hidden Russian Meetings

April 15, 2017

Mr. Kushner must divulge the details of his meetings with foreign officials and explain why he did not reveal them when he was clearly required by to do so by law, the lawmakers said in a statement. The fact that Kushner is President Trumps son-in-law does not place him above the law. Anyone else would face severe discipline for failing to disclose meetings with foreign officials, a material omission which potentially amounts to a criminal offense. The letter cites a New York Times article …

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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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After San Bernardino shooting, we need more empathy, fewer guns

April 12, 2017

… murder stories have begun to harden one’s empathy. It’s a defense mechanism and it worked for me at first, helping me get through my day. Later my horror returned, accompanied by guilt at my previous relief, as we learned the killing had taken place in a special education classroom. Join us on Twitter and Facebook Already, two days later, this latest act of violence is fading from the headlines. Don’t forget Karen Smith and Jonathan Martinez. Stay empathetic. We are …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… Northern Africa and Northern Europe. In the nation of Egypt Sunday, bombings at two Coptic Christian churches killed at least 43 people. The first blast took place during a service at St. George’s Church in the city of Tanta. Egypt’s state TV said a bomb was placed under a seat in the main prayer hall. And afterward, outside Mr. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in the city of Alexandria, a suicide bomber set off explosives after police reportedly stopped the attack from …

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

April 10, 2017

… 100 years ago this month. Johnson’s story captures what’s distinctive about the film. He was a black soldier who faced something even more lethal than German bayonets when he returned home. He discovered an America that was also at war with itself. Some of the most ferocious battles during World War I took place not in Europe but on the streets of America — and some are still being fought today. What should the President do when a foreign dictator is accused of murdering women …

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Bird Slams Into Man’s Face In Bloody Roller Coaster Accident

April 9, 2017

A man and his friend went for a ride on Red Force, which is being touted as Europes fastest roller coaster, on Friday and literally crashed into an unfortunate surprise. He tossed the bird aside and, with blood smeared across his face, appeared to tell his friend what just happened. Moments after the encounter, the man seemed to accept his and the birds fate and rose his hand for another drop. A similar accident took place in 2012 when a 12-year-old boy was hit by a bird while riding a …

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Why Trump’s Syria Strike Will Not End Well

April 9, 2017

… broker a Syrian deal. I describe in my forthcoming book on the Iran deal negotiations that Kerry, together with former President Barack Obama, provided a key ingredient for the success of those talks: a near unprecedented degree of political will and commitment toward making the negotiations succeed. Diplomacy over Irans nuclear program had been taking place on and off for more than a decade. But those negotiations were profoundly flawed. And even when they became more appropriately …

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Japanese scientists want to be first to drill into the Earth’s mantle

April 8, 2017

(CNN)Humans have been to the Moon and explored almost every corner of the planet — but there’s one place they have never been. A group of Japanese scientists said they plan to be the first group to successfully drill into the Earth’s mantle, the planet’s vast molten-rock interior, which lies just beneath the outer crust. Researchers at Japan’s Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) say they are hoping to discover more about how our planet was …

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Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler in leading quartet

April 8, 2017

… invigorated by Augusta and shares the record of 23 consecutive cuts made at the Masters with three-time champion Gary Player. He has also had five top-20 finishes since turning 50. “I love the place, I’ve said that for 33 straight years,” Couples told Sky Sports. “In conditions like this I almost feel better. In the bad weather it’s a battle and by playing here so many times I feel I can save shots.” Phil the thrill Jordan Spieth, who has finished second, …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… Newsquiz. 1. In what nation would you find the city of Mocoa, which was recently struck by a deadly mudslide following torrential rain in the area? 2. What animal, which is commonly found in Florida, did the U.S. government recently reclassify as threatened instead of endangered? 3. The U.S. Fire Administration is part of what American government agency? 4. In what Russian city did an apparent terrorist attack take place in a subway on Tuesday? 5. What war-torn nation is the newest country …

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Peter Taylor: How has terror changed in 50 years? – BBC News

April 1, 2017

… suffer for it, [deserves] a certain measure of respect which you give to him.” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Martin McGuinness and Ian Paisley eventually found compromise At the time, British and Irish intelligence services believed that Martin McGuinness was the acting head of the IRA’s Northern Command – in whose operational area the attack took place – although when I put it to him, he denied it. I interviewed Joan after McGuinness had become Ian …

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Report shows computer delays in child grooming inquiries – BBC News

March 31, 2017

… “specific specialised skills”. “Given a significant proportion of grooming and other similar offences takes place online, the demand for investigations of this kind has grown at a faster rate than we’ve been able to recruit and train staff to interrogate devices,” she said. “We are aware this is an area that requires improvement and are working hard to develop and speed up our process, while ensuring our investigations remain thorough and leave no stone …

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Muslim family’s home vandalized; Quran torn, green cards stolen

March 30, 2017

… However, he added thatthey will look for another place in the same county, which they believe is safe and welcoming. “It’s important not to let these kinds of things have an impact on you because that’s when hatred wins,” Shoaib said. “We are not willing to let that happen. We are not running away.” More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsFbLivePro BetaM There are over 700 Million Groups on Facebook, Imagine Going LIVE with your perfectly crafted …

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Stansted Airport: Protest to ‘end deportations’ diverts flights – BBC News

March 30, 2017

The spokesman said more than 10 people were near an area of the airport used by private operators, but did not confirm where the aircraft was destined. He said the protest took place in a remote part of the airport, away from the passenger terminal or runway. Protestors posted images of themselves lying on the ground as they were surrounded by security staff and police. In a Facebook post, they said the flight was due to “forcibly deport dozens of people to Nigeria and Ghana” but …

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Hillary Clinton makes most political remarks since losing election

March 29, 2017

(CNN)Hillary Clinton took the stage at a diversity conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, making her most political comments since losing the 2016 presidential election. “There is no place I’d rather be than here with you,” Clinton said, before adding: “Other than the White House.” During her keynote address at the annual conference hosted by the Professional BusinessWomen of California, Clinton spoke largely about women’s equality and peppered in criticism …

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David Letterman Fast Facts

March 29, 2017

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of former late-night talk show host David Letterman. Birth place: Indianapolis, Indiana Birth name: David Michael Letterman Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Extends his contract with CBS through 2014. December 2, 2012 – Is honored at the Kennedy Center Honors gala along with Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, Natalia Makarova and the musical group Led Zeppelin. October 4, 2013 – Extends his contract with CBS through 2015. April 3, 2014 …

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China versus the US: Australia’s increasingly hard choice

March 29, 2017

(CNN)At the start of his five-day visit to Australia, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told parliamentarians in Canberra that “peace was the most precious thing.” That might be Chinese diplomatic boilerplate, but Li was speaking at Parliament House, where security had been tightened following the appalling atrocity in London, so it would have felt very real to those in the room. Of course, Premier Li insisted in his Canberra speech that China “will never seek dominance.” …

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BT fined record 42m for late installations – BBC News

March 27, 2017

… strategy “to serve all of its customers equally”. BT chief executive Gavin Patterson said the investigation “revealed we fell short of the high standards” for serving telecoms providers. “We take this issue very seriously and we have put in place measures, controls and people to prevent it happening again,” he said. …

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