100 Middle Schoolers Refuse Photo-Op With Paul Ryan During D.C. Trip

May 29, 2017

The students were visiting Washington, D.C., from New Jerseys South Orange middle School on Thursday when they were offered the chance to pose with Ryan, according to reports. Fellow student Wendy Weeks said she also opted to not take a photo, telling the Village Green that to have stood next to Ryan would have given the wrong impression of how she feels about him. The House Speaker has earned criticism for his tireless efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Student …

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The Most Futile Fight In Washington: Authorizing Wars

May 27, 2017

… bombings can take place. It would also repeal old AUMFs still in effect. The senators and it went nowhere. Theres no clear indication that this latest incarnation will have success, either. a motley crew of rank-and-file lawmakers McConnell spokesman Don Stewart didnt say how McConnell feels generally about the need for an AUMF debate. But he noted the administration is in the middle of reviewing its strategy for fighting ISIS, and once thats done, President Donald Trump may need …

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

May 24, 2017

… Medicaid expansion would phase out starting in 2020. And the tax credits are a work in progress, Thune said. A big concern there, he said, is that the House bill unlike the Affordable Care Act doesnt tailor the tax credits to income, making it a lot harder for the poor and even some middle-class consumers to afford coverage. A lot depends on whether external political events, like the upcoming special House elections in Georgia and Montana, change the political calculus of Republicans so …

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Ipoh: A cultural and culinary guide to Malaysia’s rising tourism star

May 23, 2017

(CNN)Sometime after the tin slump of the 1980s, Ipoh earned a reputation for being a retirement destination, or just a pit stop on the way to Penang. “Before, there wasn’t one place where people gathered,” says Julie Song of Burps & Giggles, a cafe that’s contributed to the city’s new face. “Now, everyone who comes makes Old Town their first stop.” …

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Trump’s doublespeak in Saudi Arabia

May 22, 2017

(CNN)If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Donald Trump, it is that he has no qualms about contradicting himself to get what he wants. In Saudi Arabia, he wanted a $110 billion arms deal — not to promote peace and tolerance, as he later proclaimed in his Sunday speech. Thus, his speech will not “be remembered as the beginning of peace in the middle East,” as he loftily put it, but rather a boost to the war that is ravaging it. Nor will Trump’s speech put …

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Facebook and The Trevor Project hope to help prevent LGBTQ youth suicides

May 18, 2017

Facebook has been working to make users feel safer on the platform for years, and in its latest effort to enhance the online community, the social media platform partnered with The Trevor Project, an organization dedicated to suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth. On Tuesday in the middle of Mental Health Awareness month Facebook announced that users will be able to connect with mental health resourcesfromThe Trevor Project right from their direct messages. The project rolls out over the next …

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‘Fat but fit is a big fat myth’ – BBC News

May 17, 2017

In this study, researchers at the University of Birmingham analysed data of millions of British patients between 1995 and 2015 to see if this claim held true. They tracked people who were obese at the start of the study (defined as people with a body mass index of 30 or more) who had no evidence of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes at this point. They found these people who were obese but “metabolically healthy” were at higher risk of developing …

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Road accidents biggest global killer of teenagers – BBC News

May 16, 2017

2. Lower respiratory infections 3. Self-harm (intentional and accidental suicide) 4. Diarrhoeal diseases 5. Drowning According to the worldwide report, more than 3,000 adolescents die every day. Over two-thirds of these deaths happen in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and South East Asia. And most are preventable. Road accidents Most young people killed by the top cause – road crashes – are “vulnerable” road users: pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. …

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1.2 million adolescents’ deaths mostly preventable, report says

May 16, 2017

(CNN)More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year around the world — an average of 3,000 deaths per day — from causes that are largely preventable, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. The leading cause of deathamong 10- to 19-year-olds globally in 2015 was road injury, which killed more than 115,000 people, followed by lower respiratory infections and self-harm. When separated by age, sex and region, however, the leading causes of death differed …

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World Naked Gardening Day is when people get dirty in the name of growing greens

May 7, 2017

… different, with a wide range of gardeners peeling off their clothes and hopping into the middle of flowerbeds, greenhouses, and produce-harboring patches of dirt. And lest anyone mistake the day as an excuse for perviness, the World Naked Gardening Day website makes it clear that this is all about having clean and innocent fun with nature. “Gardening naked is not only a simple joy, it reminds useven if only for those few sunkissed minutesthat we can be honest with who we are as humans and …

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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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Don’t lose your focus, Democrats

May 3, 2017

… scrambles to redefine itself for the next generation. Join us on Twitter and Facebook The Democratic Party is far from perfect and in too many ways has allowed the corrupting power of money to influence it. A reexamination of its values and principles and message to the poor and middle class is long overdue, not just because they lost in November, but because millions of Americans believe they don’t care and have felt that way for years. That doesn’t mean the party should …

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Researchers use Wireless signals to measure health

May 2, 2017

… for geriatric medicine.” Identifying changes in someone’s strides (think shorter steps) could help researchers better understand diseases like Parkinson’s, which can be characterized by gradual differences in gait. During the four-to-five months of field study with the devices, the team made some important discoveries. In one instance, researchers detected that a test subject was getting up and pacing in the middle of the night. “Turns out that person had some issue with …

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Tony Blair’s legacy 20 years on – BBC News

May 1, 2017

… income scale. The plentiful supply of cheap labour arguably helped the UK economy to expand without facing the issue of spiralling wages – and this in turn held inflation and interest rates down, contributing to a decade-long boom in property prices, adding to the feelgood factor among middle income home owners, even if fewer people could afford to get on the property ladder in the first place. But it also sowed the seeds of discontent in Labour’s heartlands, as growing numbers …

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Alila Fort Bishangarh: India’s most exciting new luxury hotel

April 24, 2017

… intrigued! We wanted to solve the puzzle.” Before they had even turned over a single stone, Khandelwal says the fort’s character was electric. “It was a bare, beautiful, raw old fortress, sitting in the middle of a small village of Bishangarh, untouched for years,” says Khandelwal. “We took our inspiration from the fort’s history and carefully wove the visual vocabulary to keep it true to its original form,” says Khandelwal. This meant embracing Jaipur …

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Here’s how iconic director John Waters ended up playing iconic director William Castle in ‘Feud’

April 17, 2017

… Molina as Robert Aldrich. Image: Prashant Gupta/FX Knowing that that was coming, it was a great way for us to put weight in Bobs story in a very subtle way throughout the preceding episodes, and sort of play with impotence. Literally, the metaphor could not be more of an anvil in some ways, with him being literally impotent but him getting his balls back in the middle of the episode, I hope is going to be a very satisfying moment for the audience. Episode 6 really begins to delve into the …

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Trump’s online fans are ditching him after missile strike in Syria

April 8, 2017

… middle East. So when that assumption proved incorrect, some of his most prominent supporters bailed or at least balked. The USA was not attacked. Why are we attacking Syria? I 100% don’t support this. Baked Alaska (@bakedalaska) April 7, 2017 Guys, I can’t vehemently oppose destabilizing the Syrian government for 6 years and then support it just because Trump did it. Sorry. Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) April 7, 2017 #Soros funded groups have reportedly staged …

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

April 8, 2017

… candidate who has met with Assad twice, frequently the removal of the regime to the end of any hope for Syrias religious minorities. That view echoes the dictators own rhetoric and ignores the fact that Assad is one of many middle East authoritarians who created dynamics that make minority communities terrified of their countries majorities. Theres significant evidence that Assad is not secular, particularly in his regimes dependence on Syrian and foreign forces that say they are driven by …

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US cuts women’s health funding to UN

April 5, 2017

Washington (CNN)The US cut funding for a UN program for women and girls, a move that critics said was based on faulty information, could lead to greater instability in the middle East and hurt women around the world. The United States, as promised, has drastically cut funding to the United Nations’ most significant population agency, which helps women in 155 countries around the world. The Trump administration announced the move late Monday, sending notice that it would pull $32.5 …

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Officer: Black man’s fatal shooting had nothing to do with race

April 3, 2017

… he’s on PCP.” She described Crutcher’s behavior as “zombie-like.” An autopsy found Phencyclidine, or PCP, in Crutcher’s system at the time of his fatal shooting, according to the toxicology report released with his autopsy by the Oklahoma Chief Medical Examiner’s Office. The report did not indicate when the drug entered his system. Shelby said she continued driving and encountered an abandoned SUV in the middle of the road. She said she didn’t …

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RISE wants to battle lionfish with robots

March 29, 2017

… a year. They also got some seed funding from The Angle Family, Schmidt Marine Technology Partners and the Anthropocene Institute. Stunning, eating and feeding brains RISE is a two-pronged effort: slow damaging growth of the lionfish population and create a rich curriculum around this and future RISE work that can be used in American middle schools. Erika Angle, herself a biochemist, has spent a decade working with the non-profit Science from Scientist, which brings real scientists into …

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Exploring Meghalaya, India’s abode of the clouds

March 23, 2017

(CNN)When it comes to aptly named destinations, the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya is up there with the best. Meaning “abode of the clouds,” it’s home to the top two wettest places on earth,according to Guinness World Records. But across this cool, green state travelers will also find India’s cleanest village, the country’s highest waterfall and a man who just might be the country’s biggest Bob Dylan fan. …

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Zurich layover guide: Make the most of your Swiss stopover

March 22, 2017

… the Old Town, around the river and lakefront, with the rest easily accessed on Zurich’s celebrated public transport network, the world’s densest. Singapore layover: Make the most of your travel time Sights For a culture fix, head to the Kunsthaus, Switzerland’s most significant art collection, representing the important periods of European art from the middle Ages. Just a few minutes walk away, toward the banks of the Limmat River, is the Grossmunster, a Romanesque-style …

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Republicans Are Crying About Obamacare Problems They Helped Create

March 18, 2017

… large premium increases this year and, likely, next year. Medicaid Supreme Court deprive study Undermining Outreach Enrolling a sufficiently large population in the new insurance plans was always going to be a challenge, because many of the uninsured had little experience shopping for and buying coverage and because, particularly among middle-class consumers, the prices were in many cases going to seem high. And while the federal government took on some of that responsibility, state …

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