Where the Mexico City Policy matters the most

April 29, 2017

(CNN) She has five children and works as a farmer in Budadiri, Uganda, east Africa. “I want to look after my children,” Mudua says. “But I am a woman alone, and any time a man could force me into sex and I could get pregnant.” Women like Mudua, thousands of miles away from Washington and the White House, are the ones starting to feel the reverberations of US President Donald Trump’s Mexico City Policy, reintroduced in …

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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 ProductsThe Social Traffic Magnet How to get free, unlimited and targeted traffic from social mediaWP Tweet Machine RESELLERS License 25 Scratch Vidz – Commercial …

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This is what protest sounds like

April 21, 2017

(CNN)Black Lives Matter activist Zellie Imani remembers the moment civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson came to Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown’s 2014 death. Crowds had gathered to protest the fatal shooting of unarmed, 18-year-old Brown by a white police officer, and Imani remembers Jackson joining the demonstrators as they marched toward a church. But Jackson, it seems, had missed a crucial memo. “I think he tried to have us sing ‘We Shall …

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O’Reilly’s firing: What took so long?

April 21, 2017

… similar. It is said that one reaps what they sow. And given the seeds that were apparently planted by both Ailes and O’Reilly, it was just a matter of time before their positions became untenable — and a new day dawned. A day when hard-working and professional woman would be respected, honored and valued for their talents — and not objectified and ogled over their looks. But what on earth took so long? This appears to have been much more than a few isolated incidents, but …

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Even Oprah gets intimidated

April 21, 2017

(CNN)Believe it or not, Oprah Winfrey gets nervous. “I didn’t want to take on this role,” Winfrey told CNN at New York premiere of her new HBO film “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” “I was intimidated by it. I was nervous. I just didn’t know if I could do it.” Based on a 2010 best-selling book, “Henrietta Lacks” tells the story of a woman being treated for cancer, whose cells were taken without consent in 1951 and used in …

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Indian ad with transgender mom stirs debate — and tears

April 20, 2017

New Delhi (CNN)An advert challenging the norms of a traditional family in India has gone viral, with more than 9 million views on YouTube. The ad’s storyline pushes the issue of transgender rights within the country and reveals the human side of the issue in just three and a half minutes. Released online on March 31, the commercial by medicine company Vicks tells the true story of Gayatri, a young Indian orphan who was adopted by Gauri Sawant, a 37-year-old Mumbai-based transgender woman …

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OReilly On Chopping Block Amid Claim He Called Black Woman Hot Chocolate

April 19, 2017

… be numbered? Bloom, who said she verified the womans story with three witnesses,claims the woman feared she would lose her job if she complained at the time. She added that the woman wants no money, but has registered a complaint with the Fox News hotline in light of recent news about the host a service that apparently many female employees at the network only recently came to learn about. Later on Tuesday in a statement provided to CNNs Dylan Byers, OReilly lawyer Marc Kasowitz argued that …

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These 3 People Show Why Anti-Trump Tide Runs Against The GOP In Georgia’s Special Election

April 18, 2017

… Ossoff campaign gave her a list of addresses they believe are Democrats, but often its the home of a young person or, in todays economy, not so young who lives at home with parents. Often, the parents are Republicans, Rosenberg said; some cut off the conversation immediately, but others are ready to hear the anti-Trump argument. A vote for Ossoff sends a message that Trumps behavior isnt okay, Rosenberg argues at the door. Oftentimes, the pitch lands. When one woman recently said shes not a …

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Eating Korea: 10 of South Korea’s most delicious dishes

April 17, 2017

… Gomtang The White House restaurant in the town of Naju, in South Korea’s southeast, belongs to a disappearing, yet gloriously alive, breed of restaurants. It’s a stubborn old boot that has rejected change. Beef steam hisses from the entrance to the kitchen, where seven women in blue aprons work the gomtang soup vats, rice steamers, cutting boards, kitchen sink and serving trays. An ajumma (middle-aged woman) with rubber gloves, a perm, an uninviting glare and a shower cap ladles …

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Man Insists His ‘Chinese Keep Off The Grass’ Sign Isn’t Racist

April 15, 2017

The sign, which El Monte resident William Alarcon made and posted on his lawn Monday night, read: Chinese, keep your dogs off my grass. Respect your neighbors. He taped a separate Keep off the grass sign on top. Im not being racist or anything, Im being specific, Alarcon, who says he is Native American, told the news station. The Hispanic woman was doing it and I spoke to her and she stopped doing it. ABC Eye Witness News The Yu sisters told the news station that they saw Alarcon putting …

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His name was Henry Summers – but who was he? – BBC News

April 9, 2017

Image caption Henry lived in a top-floor flat in Leith They went to the door of his top-floor flat on Easter Road and knocked but got no answer. Image caption Police beat down the door to gain entry to Henry’s flat A few years before that a woman had been found dead in Edinburgh, undiscovered for five years. The media were full of recrimination and finger pointing. I used to work with old people and had seen this before. It’s easy to de-personalise older people. We …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… photograph of the couple, as well as one that appears to show a Syrian woman wearing a short-sleeved T-shirt in a car emblazoned with Assads face. In the alt-rights telling, Assad is a defender standing between the masses of hyper-conservative Muslims and the rest of the world. To them, imagery suggesting that Assad is modern is essential its a way to contrast him with other Muslims, like the millions of the Syrians the Assad regime has targeted, who they argue want to force white women into …

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Stonewall calls for ‘gender X’ option on passports – BBC News

April 5, 2017

… “We have committed to reviewing the [act] to look at ways of streamlining and de-medicalising the process for changing a person’s legal gender. “Alongside this we are investing 3 million to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.” ‘Living in stealth’ Stonewall said some trans people had told them members of the public were “hostile” towards them. Alex Drummond, a trans woman from Cardiff, said: “If we don’t see trans …

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Why China is banning beards and veils in Xinjiang

April 1, 2017

(CNN)No long beards. No veils in public places. No home-schooling. The latest measures — outlined in a sweeping new anti-extremism legislation — take effect Saturday and come on the heels of a series of steps to increase surveillance in the region that include the surrender of passports and mandatory GPS trackers in cars. “They’re doubling down on security in Xinjiang,” said James Leibold, an associate professor at Australia’s Le Trobe University, whose …

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

April 1, 2017

… “Det” (for Detachment), left the IRA in no doubt that the “Brits” were not going to allow the IRA to win. Between 1983 and 1992 the SAS and the Det shot dead 35 IRA suspects. I remember doing an interview with one “Det” operator, a young woman, who described the celebrations back at base after the killing of IRA volunteer, William Price in 1984. To some of the team, the permanent removal of an IRA man from the battlefield was cause for a party. “They …

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#TBT: Margaret Chase Smith and her ‘place in the sun’

March 31, 2017

… sex and age were counted against her by opponents and the press. Just for some context, President Ronald Reagan and President Donald Trump were both older than Smith was when they took office. At the 1964 Republican National Convention, Smith became the first woman to be submitted for the nomination of a major party in the US. She received 27 delegate votes and lost to Barry Goldwater. He went on to lose the general election to President Lyndon B. Johnson. Smith suffered her second loss in …

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Anti-IS fighter family probed by police – BBC News

March 26, 2017

Media captionKimberley Taylor speaking to BBC News from Raqqa in February 2017 An anti-IS fighter who travelled to Syria from Blackburn has claimed her family is being threatened with prosecution. Kimberley Taylor – the first known British woman to fight against IS – joined Kurdish forces in the battle to reclaim Raqqa in March 2016. Ms Taylor claims her parent’s laptops and phones have been taken away and not returned for a month. She claims that her family are “afraid …

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Wild Film Festival Scotland gets under way in Dumfries – BBC News

March 24, 2017

Organisers have promised an “exciting weekend of award-winning films, stunning photography, celebrity guests, inspirational talks, controversy, art and music.” Among the headline speakers is Sacha Dench, the woman dubbed the “human swan”, who announced earlier this week that she plans a powered paraglider flight from tip to toe of the Hebrides. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSnapchat Free Traffic Video Blueprint 2.0 — Lite (PLR) Snapchat Massive …

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Police: Hunt continues for armed teacher who kidnapped student

March 20, 2017

… 1, and spoke to a woman who expressed regret that he had been “left in the dark,” promised to keep him informed of further findings and assured him there would be no more contact between his daughter and Cummins. Whatley wrote in his February 6 letter that since that February 1 call, Elizabeth had told her father she still had a class with Cummins, and her phone history indicated the two were still in contact. “If it is true that contact between this student and Mr. Cummins …

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GOP lawmaker: Obamacare replacement ‘not in a form that I approve of’

March 12, 2017

Washington (CNN)California Rep. Darrell Issa faced an often critical crowd at his town hall meeting Saturday over his position on repealing the Affordable Care Act. The California Republican declined to say how he’d vote on the Republican plan to repeal the law, unveiled earlier this week, but acknowledged that the plan needs fixing. Asked by a woman attending the meeting in Oceanside, California, how he would vote on the GOP legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, President …

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Corpse driven 1,300 miles in suitcase, authorities say

March 11, 2017

(CNN)Deputies didn’t start investigating the man’s death until somebody unzipped a blue suitcase and found his corpse, said Rick Hickman, sheriff of Prairie County, Arkansas. Investigators said a woman and man drove the suitcase containing the body 1,300 miles from Johnstown, a small town in upstate New York, to central Arkansas — but they don’t know why. The man has not been publicly identified, but authorities say he was in his 80s and comes from Johnstown. …

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Judge who asked woman why she couldn’t keep knees together resigns

March 10, 2017

(CNN)A Canadian federal judge who asked a woman in a rape trial why she couldn’t keep her knees together resigned Thursday after a disciplinary council recommended he be removed from the bench. Judge Robin Camp stepped down before Canada’s Parliament could act on the recommendation. Camp argued that “unconscious bias” was to blame for the offending comments. In addition to asking the 19-year-old why she didn’t keep her knees together to fend off her alleged …

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Dramatic footage from western Mosul shows families caught in crossfire

March 10, 2017

… One family in the Tayaran neighborhood couldn’t leave. The grandmother is wheelchair bound; her new-born granddaughter equally vulnerable. Federal policemen came to their home to find them huddled in a back room for safety. They wheeled the old woman out into the street while another one carried the baby girl. Iraqi forces have continued their push into Mosul’s old city, an area of narrow streets and narrower allies, which forces are seeking to recapture. Officers believe Islamic …

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How Trump’s Election Woke Women Everywhere

March 10, 2017

… only witness was a woman. Until somebody stands up, nothing is going to change. AJ Vandermeyden, Tesla employee Until somebody stands up, nothing is going to change, AJin a recent interview. Im an advocate of Tesla. I really do believe they are doing great things. That said, I cant turn a blind eye if theres something fundamentally wrong going on. Over Thanksgiving, her boss texted her while she was home for the holiday. Was she making the meal for her family? When Susan said no, her mother …

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