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

June 22, 2017

… death.” Smith accused Rodman of “coddling” Kim, whom the former basketball player has described as a “friend for life.” “Removing Rodman from the Hall of Fame will send a message that all Americans are united against this regime,” Smith said. Return from North Korea The five-time NBA champion has traveled to North Korea for informal “basketball diplomacy” several times, and told CNN last week that he hoped to do “something …

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6 Tactics For Dealing With Political Stress

June 21, 2017

Also, it reported the first significant increase in the overall average stress level among Americans since the survey began 10 years ago, based on responses from last August to January. This ranges from [Donald] Trump supporters concerned that the country is not united behind the presidency, to those who believe the president is taking the country down an ill-advised path, he said. Changes in how our government is run, changes between individuals and their beliefs, and the interpretation of …

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GOP Senators Still Frustrated With Obamacare Repeal Bill, Still Doing Nothing About It

June 19, 2017

… essentially meaningless. The Senate rules for the debate McConnell envisions would give all senators a chance to weigh in, but it would be during that brief, 20-hour window of final debate this, for legislation that would affect one-sixth of the economy and the insurance arrangements for tens of millions of Americans. Vox Republicans have only 52 seats in the Senate, and because it will take 50 to pass legislation, McConnell would have to listen if at least three of them demanded a change. …

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Wenstrup: Baseball aside, we’re all playing for the same team

June 16, 2017

… of the day, we’re all Americans. It’s this communal bond and American spirit that spurs us to greatness. It’s what sets us apart from the others. It’s what will move us forward. Because, baseball games aside, we’re all playing for the same team. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsPoodlePay! Point-Of-Sale System – 100-Store Reseller License – 3 Years Resell the hottest “PoodlePay!” cloud based point-and-click simple accounting and CRM tool (for …

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

June 13, 2017

Beijing (CNN)NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman told CNN he was hoping to do “something that’s pretty positive,” as he prepared to board a plane for a trip to North Korea Tuesday. Four Americans are currently being detained in North Korea. When asked if he planned to raise their detention with North Korean officials, Rodman said: “Well that’s not my purpose right now… My purpose is to go over there and try to see if I can keep bringing sports to North …

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The ‘Black Panther’ Trailer Just Dropped With A Star-Studded Cast

June 10, 2017

… Wakanta, as it appears in the trailer, is a mix of traditional and modern, natural and sleek, and is brimming with waterfalls.Its people are as Ross had suggested ornate and vibrantly dressed but they also prove to be as fierce as TChalla himself. Its not just an action film, Brown told Entertainment Tonight. It addresses the climate today of Africans and African-Americans across the country and across the world in a way that people will really be excited about. …

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California Attorney General To Trump: Keep Your Hands Off Our Public Lands

June 9, 2017

National monument designations protect the irreplaceable natural and cultural heritage that belongs to all Americans, ensuring that the haste or greed of one generation does not squander those gifts at the expense of future generations, Attorney General Xavier Becerra wrote in a letter dated Thursday to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Six protected national monuments in the state were targeted for review by President Donald Trump in an executive order in April.Reviews could open up the public …

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Second Lady Pence Pushes Bee Conservation, An Effort One Critic Labels ‘Hypocritical’

June 8, 2017

Pence and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdueunveiled the new hive home to a growing population of some 20,000 bees at an event Tuesday and urged Americans to do their own part to help reverse an ongoing worldwide decline in the bee population, according to a White House release. Friends of the Earth, called the White House request extremely hypocritical in light of the administrations proposed cuts to funding for environmental protection. In a statement accompanying the White House …

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Apple continues to push into healthcare, this time with developers

June 7, 2017

… diagnosed in 11 to 36 of every 100,000 Americans each year. Through the app, researchers are studying both whether a digital study of a rare disease with patients spread throughout the country and the worldcan even work, as well as the disease itself. The app provides its users information about Sarcoidosis that their local doctors might not be able to give them and then asks them to take surveys about their condition and general health. SEE ALSO: Apple’s first store in Southeast Asia is …

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Scientists Are Running For Congress Because “The Future Hangs In The Balance”

June 6, 2017

… devastating action. Federal scientists were hit with a communications blackout, effectively censoring them. Soon afterwards, a proposed 2018 budget threatened them with draconian, historic funding cuts. Climate change denial was once again in vogue. Inspired by the Womens March the largest demonstration in US history rogue scientists took their protestations from Twitter to the streets during the global March For Science. The Resistance as anti-Trump Americans are often referred to is a …

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The GOP wants to make life harder for Americans with disabilties

June 5, 2017

… before passing legislation that would restrict people’s rights. The following excerpt from the letter makes it clear how H.R. 620 would threaten the access rights of people with disabilities: H.R. 620 would create significant obstacles for people with disabilities to enforce their rights under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to access public accommodations, and would impede their ability to engage in daily activities and participate in the mainstream of …

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Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A ‘Liberal’ Agenda

June 3, 2017

… believe man-made climate change is real and is something to be concerned about. A HuffPost You/Gov poll earlier this year found that 61 percent of Americans supported staying in the Paris Agreement, including 31 percent of Trump voters surveyed. A Morning Consult/Politico poll conducted in April found that most Americans are concerned about climate change, including 50 percent of Republicans. And a March Gallup poll found that 68 percent of Americans believe humans are causing global warming. …

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6 Subtle Ways Activists Shut Out Asian Americans

May 30, 2017

Twenty20 /@davebp So youre a great activist. Youre part of X, Y, and Z organization. Youve gone to all these great cities to give great speeches about being a great activist for your marginalized community. Youve even taught people how to teach and equipped so many young activists with the tools to fight oppression—so why is this rando on the Internet telling you that you cant squint your eyes in your selfie and caption it Chinese? Asian Americans make up only about 5% of the United States …

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Why the UK election isn’t exciting Americans – BBC News

May 30, 2017

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May at a campaign event in Wales It’s not even accurate to call it a forgettable election. Most Americans, I feel confident in saying, aren’t aware it’s even taking place. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeremy Corbyn arrives for a campaign speech Many of the American revolutionaries, foremost amongst them the voguish Alexander Hamilton, were arch-monarchists. Their gripe with King George was that he …

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It Doesn’t Sound Like Senate Republicans Are Anywhere Close To A Deal On Obamacare Repeal

… rearrange tax credits for people buying health insurance and dramatically cut funding for Medicaid leaving many millions of Americans without health insurance while exposing older, sicker people to some combination of higher premiums and out-of-pocket costs. The Medicaid cut is a big sticking point for senators from states such as Ohio and West Virginia that have expanded the program and have come to rely on it to finance treatment amid an opioid addiction epidemic. Its totally fluid. …

May 24, 2017
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Trump Administrations Womens Rights Lip Service Turns Irony Up to 11

… fighting for free speech and against pollution. This week, a Trump administration executive order rolled back regulations that would protect Americans against the sort of pollution she fought in her home country. Sandya Eknelygodas husband, a journalist, went missing in their home country of Sri Lanka in 2010. Trump has routinely denigrated the work of journalists, more than once referring to them as the enemy. Major Aichatou Ousmane Issaka is one of the first women to have ever joined the army …

May 24, 2017
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Rand Paul: Sessions’ sentencing plan would ruin lives

(CNN)The attorney general on Friday made an unfortunate announcement that will impact the lives of millions of Americans: he issued new instructions for prosecutors to charge suspects with the most serious provable offenses, “those that carry the most substantial guidelines sentence, including mandatory minimum sentences.” Mandatory minimum sentences have unfairly and disproportionately incarcerated a generation of minorities. Eric Holder, the attorney general under …

May 17, 2017
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