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

June 22, 2017

… petition on change.org calling for the NBA to remove Rodman from the Hall of Fame. “Otto Warmbier was murdered by the North Korean regime,” said Marion Smith, director of the rights group. “The barbarous treatment received by this young American at the hands of his North Korean captors is sadly not a unique act. North Korea’s government has a record of forcing innocent American tourists into decades of hard labor and of beating and torturing them to the point of …

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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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Grenfell fire: Families given 200,000 from emergency fund – BBC News

June 21, 2017

Mohammad Alhajali, 23, was the first victim to be formally identified. Of those who were injured, 17 people remain in hospital, with nine in critical care, according to NHS England. What we know so far Who are the victims? Visual guide to what happened So far 126 hotel places have been found for residents of Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk. The GRT, which includes local and regional government from across London, central government, the British Red Cross, Met Police and London Fire …

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London fire: Police expect Grenfell death toll to rise – BBC News

June 20, 2017

… council and successive governments. What we know so far Who are the victims? Image copyright Metropolitan Police The government has sent in a team of civil servants to bolster the relief effort. They were spotted in high-visibility jackets in the area on Sunday afternoon. The government has also pledged to give 5,500 to all of those who lost their homes. Each household will receive at least 500 in cash and 5,000 paid into an account as part of a 5m emergency fund first announced on …

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News Daily: Van hits crowd near mosque – BBC News

June 19, 2017

… London’s Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan has said people in Kensington, west London. are “sick to death of platitudes from politicians” following the Grenfell Tower fire. He complained of “years of neglect” by the council and a “poor response” by the government to what he called a “preventable accident”. Meanwhile, ministers say households who lost their homes will receive 5,500 each. The BBC understands about 70 people may have died in last …

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London fire: Tower victims ‘may never be identified’ – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… visiting survivors. Challenge for fragile government Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited the site and spoke to locals By Laura Kuenssberg, BBC political editor Any government trying to deal with a terrible event like the Grenfell Tower disaster needs sensitivity and nimbleness. Ministers have a complicated “to do” list – make sure help gets to where it is required, turn on the taps for emergency cash and show that …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… one knows what the GOP health plan is, even Republicans Before the fall, a new government funding crisis is expected which will fray tempers and will leave the good feelings of Thursday night a distant memory. And even as most of Washington avoided new battles Thursday out of deference to Scalise and the others injured, Trump was settling old scores, in a furious reaction to the widening scope of the Russia investigation. “Why is that Hillary Clinton’s family and Dems dealings with …

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London fire: Crews work through night at tower block – BBC News

June 15, 2017

… “too early to speculate what caused the fire and contributed to its spread”. Council leader Nick Paget-Brown said the buildings were regularly inspected, but a “thorough investigation” was needed. Politicians call for answers The prime minister has promised a “proper investigation” into the fire. But Labour politicians are calling for answers from the government. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “We need to know what reports were available, what …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… insiders, was Theresa May’s U-turn on social care. Team May were apparently so confident of victory that they thought they could tackle the looming problem of social care costs – an issue parties scrapping to win elections have generally shied away from. But within hours the main thing many people knew about the Conservative programme for government was that it included a “dementia tax” that could lead to more people having to sell their homes to pay for care. The same …

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

June 13, 2017

… for removing a political sign. Kim Sang Duk, also known as Tony Kim, a university professor, was detained in Pyongyang in 2017 and accused of attempting to overthrow the government. Kim Hak-song, a native Korean born in China (Jin Xue Song is the Chinese version of his name) and professor working at the same university as Tony Kim was detained May 6 on suspicion of “hostile acts” against the regime. Madeleine Albright, the US Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton, …

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The snacks boss with an appetite for success – BBC News

June 12, 2017

Fast forward to today and Anthony is chief executive of the business that now enjoys annual sales of more than 70m and that under his leadership has successfully expanded from the UK to the US. Image copyright Graze Image caption The company says it can get new products on sale in under 24 hours “We had to iterate, we tried and we failed – we had to pivot a great deal. People were excited, but not about the product.” One thing that Graze initially got wrong was to …

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Australia’s most well-known landmark is so sacred it’s tricky to photograph. This is how Google brought it to Street View.

June 11, 2017

… relatively recently reclaimed ownership of the monolith from Australia’s government, Uluru is a place of creation, and the site’s natural features reveal the origins of humanity. Stories and songs about the site, which help express its cultural importance, are part of Google’s interactive Story Spheres experience. The 360-degree experience allows you to explore certain key trails at Uluru, accompanied with audio stories from the Anangu people some of which hadn’t been …

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Trump adds Poland stop during G20 trip

June 10, 2017

(CNN)The White House announced that President Donald Trump will visit Poland during a trip to Europe next month for the G20 summit. Poland, a more conservative-leaning government, provides a natural stop for Republican politicians. …

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GOP’s New Defense of Trump: The Guy’s A Toddler, He Doesn’t Know Any Better

June 9, 2017

Hes new at government and so, therefore, I think that hes learning as he goes, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told reporters Thursday, explaining how Trump could have thought it was OK to lean on the FBI director to drop a criminal investigation. Trumps Republican critics, though, have little patience with this argument particularly because of the dangers it poses in foreign affairs. They point to an MSNBC report Thursday suggesting that Trump may have been unaware that Qatar hosts a …

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EPA Inspector General Probing Whether Agency Staffer Colluded With Monsanto

June 7, 2017

… March 2015that glyphosate is carcinogenicin October 2015 associate director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, to the president of the European Commission stating that he had re-examined some raw data of animal studies EFSA used to conclude that glyphosate did not cause cancer, and found eight instances of tumors that EFSA had not included in its assessment. Portier recently retired after 40 years of employment in the United States government and is now a part-time …

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EY report: Scottish economy ‘stuck in slow lane’ – BBC News

June 6, 2017

… labour market and rising inflation is putting further pressure on incomes and recent research reveals that households expect worsening economic conditions. “All of this means consumers are likely to be more cautious.” ‘Clear message’ EY’s chief economist for UK and Ireland, Mark Gregory, said: “Scotland’s economy is showing signs of slowing faster than the rest of the UK which sends a clear message that business and government will have to work harder …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 5, 2017

London (AP) — The latest on the attacks in the London Bridge area (all times local): 12:18 a.m. Australia's foreign minister says three Australians have been injured in the knife attacks at London Bridge and in London's Borough Market. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Candice Hedge is recovering in St. Thomas' Hospital and Andrew Morrison had received stitches for a wound and was on his way home to Australia. Both had been stabbed in the neck. The government is still …

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General election 2017: Greens and UKIP grilled on terror policy – BBC News

June 5, 2017

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General Election 2017: The EU citizens in the UK who can’t vote – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… looks and occasionally a comment like: “Why don’t you just go back to your own country?” At the moment I live in fear of what’s in store for me in the future – deportation perhaps, because the government isn’t telling us what their plans are concerning EU immigrants. Furthermore, I feel more vulnerable because of the fact that I am only a carer. I, like the other three million EU immigrants, didn’t have a vote in the referendum. I can vote in local …

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Income tax: Conservatives have ‘no plans’ to raise tax – BBC News

June 4, 2017

However, Defence Secretary Sir Michael told the Daily Telegraph that income tax “absolutely” will not rise under a new Conservative government. “You’ve seen our record. We’re not in the business of punishing people for getting on, on the contrary we want people to keep more of their earnings,” he added. Foreign Secretary Mr Johnson was then challenged on BBC’s Newsnight to repeat the promise. He said: “We will bear down on taxation and we have …

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Key Witnesses In A California Jailhouse Snitch Scandal Refuse to Testify

June 3, 2017

… deputies where some inmates work secretly for the government as informants and are given access to certain defendants in order to glean information that can be used against them in court. Orange County Superior Court Questions have plagued the sheriffs department over the logs sudden termination. A late log entry references Sgt. Marty Ramirez Ramirez and Lt. Raymond Wert discussing the decision to end the log. Dated Jan. 23, 2013, the entry on a unit meeting says they decided to end the log …

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Ravaged By Climate Change, The Great Barrier Reef May Never Be The Same

June 2, 2017

… tasked with implementing the governments plan, have raised doubts about its feasibility. Ata recent committee meeting, two experts, both hailing from government science agencies, said that improving the natural heritage values of the reef was no longer possible, reported The Guardian. The concept of maintaining ecological function refers to the balance of ecological processes necessary for the reef ecosystem as a whole to persist, but perhaps in a different form, noting the composition and …

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Trump’s EPA Chief Aided Polluters For Years. Now Suddenly He Says The Mess Is A Priority

June 1, 2017

… authorized the federal government to force parties responsible for contamination to pay for cleanup costs and created a tax on the petroleum and chemical industries, two heavy polluters, to be pooled and used to clean up sites where a responsible party could not be found, called orphan sites. Areas requiring long-term remediation are put on the , but they often take years or even decades to clean up. In many ways, Pruitts obsession with Superfund makes sense. As of 2015, 17 percent of the …

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Deadly Explosion Rocks Kabul’s Diplomatic Quarter

May 31, 2017

… of the country, according to U.S. estimates, though President Ashraf Ghanis government holds all provincial centres. President Donald Trump is due to decide soon on a recommendation to send 3,000 to 5,000 more troops to bolster the small NATO training force and U.S. counter-terrorism mission now totalling just over 10,000. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsEasy Member NEO Reseller WP SociXplode Pro Profit Canvas Pro: Profit Canvas: The software and training, complete …

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General election 2017: Sturgeon to unveil SNP manifesto – BBC News

May 30, 2017

… security and other vital public services. Ms Sturgeon has sought to portray the election as a chance to protect Scotland from “Tory cuts”, arguing that Scottish votes for the SNP “can stop Theresa May having a free hand at Westminster to do whatever she wants”. She has also said she would be open to seeking a “progressive alliance” at Westminster to keep the Conservatives out of government in the event of a hung parliament. But she has predicted that the …

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

… staying silent and keeping their heads down, offers a stark contrast to a group of mostly white men deliberating over what happens to their bodies. The imagery is practically made for the digital era. The point, activists say, is to send a powerful message: We’re closer to a government that strips women of their bodily autonomy than you might think. …

May 29, 2017
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