How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has become the meme of the resistance

May 29, 2017

… lawmakers debated bills that would make it harder for women to get an abortion. SEE ALSO: Ivanka Trump is not your friend and she’s not coming to save you What you may not know is that their demonstrations, inspired by Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale and Hulu’s vivid TV adaptation, are slowly spreading across the country. Women are holding sewing parties to turn yards of blood-red fabric into capes. They’re swapping ideas on private …

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Pete Souza’s most legendary Donald Trump trolls

May 28, 2017

… Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), President Obama held several meetings with Republicans. One all-day meeting at the Blair House was broadcast live on CSpan and included the now Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Another meeting with entire House Republican caucus was also broadcast live on cable TV and included now Vice President Mike Pence (then a Congressman from Indiana). There was a joint address to Congress. Town halls around the country. Swipe to see more photos. A post shared …

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What you should think about while considering a career change to healthcare

May 27, 2017

… achieving my goals of helping others.” Getting the help you need Zuniga is not alone in this transition. In addition to support at home, she has a team of people at University of Phoenix rooting her on. “My enrollment advisor has been my confidant and my cheerleader,” she says. “She checks in on me constantly, and I have been able to vent to her some of my frustrations when I do have them.” She’s also made friends from all over the country through her …

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Who is Nicola Sturgeon? A profile of the SNP leader – BBC News

May 26, 2017

… holiday destination? – “In Scotland, it’s Skye and abroad it’s Portugal.” Five more questions – in a lift Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSNP leader Nicola Sturgeon took the five-floor lift challenge After her first Holyrood victory as first minister, Ms Sturgeon outlined education as the number one priority of her government. She stressed that she wanted to be first minister for the whole country, not just the SNP and Yes side …

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17 Things To Do On MDW That Have Nothing To Do With Getting Drunk

May 26, 2017

… in your area. Theyre happening all over the country for the holiday weekend, and theyre sure to have some tasty food and cool live performances. 17. Go to a local park and people-watch for awhile (dont deny it, you its fun). Just make sure youre wearing sunglasses so no one knows how creepy you actually are. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSocial Media Marketing Agency YES, I’d like to join the Social Media Marketing Agency Program, learn how to start a wildly profitable …

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Kit Harington Rips Into Donald Trump & Sean Penn!

May 25, 2017

The Game Of Thrones actor recently spoke to Esquire about the orange villain, expressing his view that the man is basically nothing but a big old phony! He said: “I believe in experts. Mr. Donald TrumpI wouldn’t call him President, I’ll call him Mister. I think this man at the head of your country is a con artist.” It was a sentiment echoed by GoT author George R.R. Martin, who said: “I think Joffrey is now the king in America. And he’s grown up just as …

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Rocket Lab Reports Launch Into Space From New Zealand

May 25, 2017

… the company’s Electron Rocket from New Zealand, a country of just 4.7 million people deep in the South Pacific. Rocket Lab aims to build a New Zealand base from which to launch small satellites into low orbit. The country is considered a prime location because rockets originating deep in the Southern Hemisphere can reach a wide range of Earth orbits. Made it to space. Team delighted. More to follow! #ItsaTest — Rocket Lab (@RocketLabUSA) May 25, 2017 The goal is to …

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China, the King of Coal, Is Getting Gassy

May 25, 2017

With factories and power plants across China burning half the world’s coal, the government’s latest targets for using more natural gas to ease the country’s worsening air pollution seemed too ambitious. Though gas remains a small and  The results are encouraging analysts to upgrade their demand forecasts and may signal the government is on track to reach its goal of getting as much as 10 percent of its energy from gas by 2020. It’s also bolstering the outlook …

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Trump Threatened To Let Obamacare ‘Implode.’ That’s One Promise He’s Keeping.

May 24, 2017

President has been telling us all along that he believes his best course politically is to do what he can to ensure that Obamacare breaks. What you may not have noticed is that hes actually been executing that plan. The Affordable Care Act has had its share of problems, some them serious like health insurance premiums that middle-class families cant afford, and swaths of the country with among insurers. Since the beginning of the year, the actions of Trump and his team have exacerbated …

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Boy Comes Home From School And Finds Dad Has Been Deported

May 24, 2017

Arino Massie, of Metuchen, New Jersey, was deported back to his native country of Indonesia, a place he fled 16 years ago because of religious persecution. Arino Massie is a Chinese Christian who lived in Indonesia, but missed a deadline to apply for amnesty shortly after his arrival in the U.S. But this year ICE took the men into custody, and on May 18 an immigration judge ordered thatMassie and the others be deported, according to News12.com. A spokesperson for ICE released this …

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Trump Administrations Womens Rights Lip Service Turns Irony Up to 11

May 24, 2017

… heroes. Some of them, she noted, had even stood up for their own rights in countries with laws designed to protect powerful predators at the expense of victims. Imagine living in a country like that. But the truly so-ironic-Im-worried-Ill-pull-a-muscle part of the ceremony came when the biographies of the honorees were read aloud. Trumps actual conduct and policies ended up sitting there unsaid, an 800-pound elephant in the room. The honorees achievements didnt serve as a simple …

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White House struggles to answer GOP questions on Capitol Hill

May 17, 2017

Washington (CNN)As the White House rushed to contain the fallout on Capitol Hill during a head-spinning week of controversies, one senator resorted to mime to describe his reaction. He mimicked a cat, claws out, hanging on for dear life by clinging to a tree. “We’re all just like this,” the senator told CNN, shaking his head. Chaffetz: I’m ready to subpoena for Comey memo Senator: Trump’s request impeachable, if true …

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1.2 million adolescents’ deaths mostly preventable, report says

May 16, 2017

… if those in the health sector come together with road and education sectors in each country to address the problem. “A single intervention is not going to be enough,” he said. “Education is such a huge contributor to lowering adolescent disease burden.” Saxena believes it is important to engage with children as they transition into adulthood. “Adolescents are very vulnerable,” she said. “That transition needs support … and when adolescents …

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Luxury travel: The most remote resorts in the Philippines

May 15, 2017

(CNN)Whether you’re in search of an all-inclusive luxury resort or a chilled-out beach villa, the Philippines has no shortage of remote retreats to whisk intrepid travelers off the grid. But you’ll want to get there soon. The country’s natural beauty has caught the eye of international jet-setters and tourism has grown at a rate of 8% per year since 2010, according to a report by Oxford Business Group. …

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China to allow US beef exports after deal on trade issues with US

May 12, 2017

… terms between the United States and China a key plank of his presidential campaign, and said last month he hoped to make progress with China in the short term. Under the agreement, China will allow US beef exports to flow directly to the country for the first time since 2003, while the United States will take steps to authorize Chinese imports of cooked poultry into the United States by July 16. The United States and China also agreed to open up US exports of liquefied natural gas to China, …

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Here’s why Somali-American children in one U.S. state are suffering from a measles outbreak

May 9, 2017

… measles eliminated in the United States in 2000. In recent years, however, outbreaks of the virus have cropped up in tight-knit communities across the country, including Orthodox Jewish communities in Los Angeles and New York and Ohios Amish population. Suburbs across Southern California have also grappled with a spike in measles cases. Amira Hassan plays in the waiting room at Children’s Minnesota while her dad, Mohamud Hassan, fills out paperwork. Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Among …

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The Falklands penguins that would not explode – BBC News

May 7, 2017

… valued for their long experience of demining in their home country and further afield. He takes me out to one of the clearance sites. In a setting of wide open moorland, battling gales and driving rain, demining specialist Innocent Mudzamiri, fully kitted out with protective clothing and visor, explains how he approaches his job, lying prone in the boggy peat, painstakingly clearing dirt from around devices that could blow up in his face. “It’s just caution. You have to do it gently, …

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Archbishops of Canterbury and York voice election concerns – BBC News

May 6, 2017

The letter says the election “is being contested against the backdrop of deep and profound questions of identity. “Opportunities to renew and re-imagine our shared values as a country and a United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland only come around every few generations… “If our shared British values are to carry the weight of where we now stand and the challenges ahead of us, they must have at their core, cohesion, courage and stability.” …

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Trump praises Australia’s universal healthcare after Obamacare repeal

May 5, 2017

(CNN)Hours after scoring a victory in the House to effectively kill Obamacare, US President Donald Trump praised Australia’s universal healthcare system during a press conference with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. US Senator Bernie Sanders quickly picked up on the remark which came after Trump’s new bill passed by a handful of votes. The new law still has to pass the US Senate. “Well Mr President, you’re right, in Australia and every other major country on Earth they …

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Bhutan: Asia’s secret sanctuary

May 4, 2017

(CNN)Tucked away in the Himalayas between the giants of India and China, the Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the region’s least-visited countries. That could be due to the country’s hard-to-reach location. Bhutan has one airport and only a dozen or so pilots in the world are licensed to fly the hair-raising manual approach through the mountains. …

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Food for the soul: Resurrecting Cambodia’s forgotten cuisine

May 4, 2017

(CNN)It was while studying in France that Ly San, now 29, decided to resurrect traditional Khmer cuisine. Missing the tastes of his homeland Cambodia, he began to research traditional Khmer food but found that written accounts of the country’s native recipes and ingredients were hard to find. Cambodian farmers go organic He realized that much of this information had been lost during the civil war of the early 1970s and subsequent barbaric rule of the Khmer Rouge, which …

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Funeral home refused to cremate gay man, lawsuit alleges

May 3, 2017

… such religious exemptions. “I felt as if all the air had been knocked out of me,” Zawadski said in a statement. “Bob was my life, and we had always felt so welcome in this community. And then, at a moment of such personal pain and loss, to have someone do what they did to me, to us, to Bob, I just couldn’t believe it. No one should be put through what we were put through.” Zawadski and Huskey met in 1965 in California. They moved around the country, teaching special …

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Leeches are sucking their way back into the medical field

May 1, 2017

… Russia’s economy tanks due to a mix of low oil prices, sanctions, and military spending the country’s state-run medical system has also suffered. Medicinal leeches cost less than one U.S. dollar per icky blob, and doctors say leeches’ venom is a low-cost preventative treatment for stroke and heart disease. SEE ALSO: Bed bugs were blood-sucking pests even 11,000 years ago “When you do it the first time, you think, ‘My God, leeches!’” Elena Kalinicheva, a …

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Tony Blair’s legacy 20 years on – BBC News

May 1, 2017

… out, in vague but confident terms, his vision of a modern, united country fit for a new millennium. A country for the “many not the few”. It is striking now to hear how much of his eight-minute speech was directed at the party’s old guard. “We have been elected as New Labour and we will govern as New Labour,” he told his audience, as a warning shot across the bows of those who had opposed his “modernisation” of the party every step of the way. The …

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