What an autopsy may (or may not) have revealed about Otto Warmbier’s death

June 22, 2017

(CNN)What happened to Otto Warmbier while he was in North Korean custody is a mystery. And it’s likely to remain that way. Following his death on Monday, Warmbier’s parents Cindy and Fred asked the coroner not to perform an autopsy on their son. “No conclusions about the cause and manner of Mr. Warmbier’s death have been drawn at this time, as there are additional medical records and imaging to review and people to interview,” the statement said. …

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

June 22, 2017

(CNN)Dennis Rodman’s role as self-appointed goodwill ambassador to North Korea is not earning him rave reviews. The petition follows the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who was detained in North Korea for 17 months. Warmbier arrived in the United States in a coma last week and died Monday. Petition Rodman has visited North Korea several times and has praised on its dictator Kim Jong-un. Rights group Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation started a …

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Ironworker Challenges Paul Ryan In Powerful New Ad: ‘Let’s Trade Places’

June 20, 2017

Randy Bryce, a union ironworker, announced on Monday that he would seek the Democratic nomination to run against Ryan, and released a video emphasizing what has so far been the biggest issue of the year: health care. Theres no doubt in my mind that there are thousands of people like her who dont have what she has, Bryce said in the video. The system is extremely flawed. Lets trade places, Bryce said. Paul Ryan, you can come work the iron and Ill go to D.C. Republicans were quick to seize …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… has ever rescinded a monument, and a from the Congressional Research Service suggests that presidents can only adjust, not outright abolish, a prior designation. Zinke completed his review this month, and on Monday submitted an that recommends shrinking the boundaries of Bears Ears. There is some precedent for that: Woodrow Wilson halved Mount Olympic National Monument, which Roosevelt had designated in 1909. The monument was later restored to its full size when Franklin Roosevelt signed a …

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Child found dead after being left in Arkansas day care van

June 13, 2017

(CNN)A 5-year-old Arkansas boy died Monday after he was left in a day care van all day, authorities said. West Memphis Police said the van for Ascent child care center picked up the boy before 7 a.m. and was supposed to drophim off at the center. The day care’s staff found him dead inside when they came to load children in the van to go home after 3 p.m. …

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Roxane Gay Opens Up About Living In This World In A Fat Body On ‘Daily Show’

June 13, 2017

The story of my body is not a story of triumph, Roxane Gay writes in her new memoir, , which publishes June 13. This is not a weight-loss memoir. Instead, Gay the author of Difficult Women, Bad Feminist and explores her relationship to her body before and after the sexual violence that would rattle her youth. Gay discussed her new book Monday on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. As a comedian, Ive made a lot of fat jokes, Noah said in his conversation with Gay. So he was intent on listening …

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Welsh male voice choirs worry for future – BBC News

June 8, 2017

Image caption Prof Gareth Williams said choirs had retained quality A total of 116 members of the Welsh Association of Male Voice Choirs and the North Wales Association were contacted for information as part of the survey, with 102 responding. Image caption Ystrad Mynach Male Voice Choir rehearsing “Certainly when you look at the great period of prosperity before the first World War, the depression in the twenties and the thirties when Wales lost so many people – many …

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Apple continues to push into healthcare, this time with developers

June 7, 2017

… its specific healthcare plans before WWDC starts on Monday. Most of the conference probably won’t focus on medical research… unless it convinces more people watching to buy a new Apple Watch. “The data is important, but it’s not important in the way it would be to Google, Facebook, or Amazon,” Hargreaves said. “The Apple business is built around making devices and software.” WATCH: This floating gadget wants to suck up the ocean’s trash More …

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

June 5, 2017

… public vigil for the seven people killed in the van and knife attack on London Bridge and at nearby restaurants. A statement from Mayor Sadiq Khan's office said the vigil will be held at 6 p.m. local time on Monday at Potters Fields Park, an open space which surrounds City Hall on the River Thames near Tower Bridge. The mayor's office says the gathering is an opportunity for Londoners and visitors "to come together in solidarity to remember those who have lost their lives in …

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The teenage developer who quit school to focus on coding

June 5, 2017

Image: getty images/ Like many developers about to attend their first major developer conference, Amanda Southworth is looking forward to the week-long event. Besides Monday’s keynote, when Apple will unveil the next version of iOS, MacOS and maybe even some new hardware, there will be deep dives into new developer tools and countless networking opportunities. That’s enough for any developer to get excited about, but Southworth is not like most other developers. SEE ALSO: Apple …

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Gulf States In Diplomatic Crisis As Multiple Countries Cut Ties With Qatar

June 5, 2017

… withdrew their ambassadors from Doha, again alleging Qatari support for militant groups. At that time, travel links were maintained and Qataris were not expelled. The diplomatic broadside threatens the international prestige of Qatar, which hosts a large U.S. military base and is set to host the 2022 World Cup. It has for years presented itself as a mediator and power broker for the regions many disputes. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters in Sydney on Monday that the spat …

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Apple WWDC 2017: iOS takes center stage

June 4, 2017

… before Apple launched the App Store and permanently shifted the focus of the world from the desktop to mobile. A decade later, the iPhone and its platform, now called iOS, is pretty much all anyone can think or talk about when it comes to WWDC, which will be held June 5-9 in San Jose, California. What Apple unveils on Monday will likely define the eagerly anticipated 10th Anniversary iPhone (or iPhones). That momentous occasion, though, is also defining, to some extent WWDC itself. This year, it …

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How a Silicon Valley veteran created an app that 400 nonprofits use to help refugees

May 30, 2017

Image: Mashable Composite; RefAid / Trellyz Shelley Taylor calls herself a Silicon Valley veteran. Veteran, she tells me, “means old.” Raised in Palo Alto, Taylor has an extensive tech background. She isn’t an engineer, but she wrote the “bible of user interface” back in 1995 at the dawn of website creation, inventing a lot of the language still used to this day to describe websites and ecommerce. She’s launched a bevy of startups and advised companies like …

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Mystique Vs. Mayhem in Unlikely Stanley Cup Final

… career and check off whatever boxes remain unchecked for a duo that is becoming one of the most accomplished in NHL history. Yet for all the resiliency the Penguins have shown during their injury-marred title defense, they are taking nothing for granted heading into Game 1 on Monday night. Not their home-ice advantage. Not their massive edge in Stanley Cup Final experience (156 games vs. just five for the Predators, all by captain Mike Fisher while playing for Ottawa a decade ago). Not their …

May 29, 2017
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President Obama continues his European tour with Prince Harry

… two world leaders discussed “a range of shared interests, including support for veterans, mental health, conservation, empowering young people and the work of their respective foundations,” the palace noted. The pair also talked about Monday’s terrorist attack that killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. Obama offered his condolences to victims and support to those recovering, the palace said. Michelle Obama wasn’t pictured in the royal family’s …

May 29, 2017
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Bella Hadid Confesses The “Crazy” Juice Cleanse She Once Tried

… and drink juices. OK, the lemon water and juices I can get on board with, but is that in between a bunch of carbs? Asking for a friend. The supermodel did reveal when she doesnt eat healthy for an extended period of time she [needs] to do a Monday-Wednesday cleanse to be able to flush everything out and detox. I have a few questions about that. What does the three-day cleanse entail? Like, a juice cleanse with no food? Just eating healthy for three days? Or, just three days without alcohol and …

May 25, 2017
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Trump’s Budget Takes From Safety Net, Gives To Military

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump wants Congress to cut food stamps and other anti-poverty programs in order to pay for more military spending and a border wall, according to a budget proposal the White House will formally unveil on Tuesday. Trumps budget for fiscal 2018, a summary of which the administration released late Monday, would plow the savings from welfare cuts into higher military spending and deficit reduction. It also adds $2.6 billion more for border security, including $1.6 …

May 23, 2017
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Trump’s Budget Would Cut Planned Parenthood Out Of All Federal Programs

… managed to include a paid family leave program in the plan, but that relatively small consolation prize does not seem to be appeasing womens health groups. This is the worst budget for women and womens health in a generation, said Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, in a statement Monday. It guts programs designed to help women and their families put food on the table, get the medical care they need, and make ends meet.Gimmicks and misdirection …

May 23, 2017
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White House struggles to answer GOP questions on Capitol Hill

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 …

May 17, 2017
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Nancy Pelosi: Trump sharing classified info would be ‘very, very damaging’

Washington (CNN)House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said if President Donald Trump revealed intelligence from a US ally to Russian officials, it would be “very, very damaging.” Pelosi made her comments at a CNN town hall Monday evening moderated by anchor Chris Cuomo in the wake of a Washington Post report citing current and former US officials saying Trump revealed highly classified information in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak …

May 17, 2017
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