The first 100 days in LGBT rights

April 29, 2017

… Americans, including how numerous they are. There’s no official National count of gay, bisexual or transgender Americans. Therefore, advocates welcomed the inclusion of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” in the Census Bureau’s road map for 2020 data collection. But celebrations were premature. The agency later said it found “no need” to collect the data. The reversal came days after Secretary Tom Price’s Department of Health and …

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An unusually large number of humpback whales died last year

April 28, 2017

(CNN)The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched an investigation Thursday into a large number of humpback whale deaths from Maine to North Carolina. The agency declared the deaths an unusual mortality event, the first one observed in humpback whales in nearly a decade. An unusual mortality event (UME) is defined under the Marine Mammal Protection Act as “a stranding that is unexpected; involves a significant die-off of any marine mammal population; and demands …

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‘My vision is like looking through a straw’ – BBC News

April 27, 2017

“The worst case scenario for any deaf person is to lose their sight. Usher syndrome is not a death sentence but it is incredibly challenging. Without awareness and appropriate support, it is easy to fall into depression and despair – I’ve been there.” The loss of Molly’s sight was rapid, and within two years of being diagnosed she was registered blind. “My parents knew about my Usher syndrome diagnosis on the day, however, I was unaware of the seriousness …

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CNN/ORC Poll: At 100 days, Trump approval rating shows no sign of growth

April 27, 2017

… Trump’s handling of each of those issues, and both have tilted more negative since early March. His numbers have held steady, however, on his handling of foreign affairs, National security and the role of commander-in-chief, after taking several high-profile actions on those fronts during the last month. Assessing his overall use of the military, most (52%) say he’s used it responsibly since taking office. …

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Trump to review power to establish federal lands

April 26, 2017

… reshaping of roughly 30 National monuments that were designated by Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama after 1996. At the heart of this proposal is Bears Ears National Monument, a 1.3-million-acre parcel of lands that includes world-class rock climbing, age-old cliff dwellings and land sacred to Pueblo Indians that Obama designated a monument in 2016. …

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India facing another summer of deadly heat

April 25, 2017

… have introduced early warning systems, public awareness campaigns and increased training for medical professionals, according to Dileep Mavalankar, an expert at the India Institute of Public Health (IIPH). But he warned that the apparently lower figures for heat deaths in 2016 were likely a result of “gross under-reporting.” “There’s no systematic way of reporting a heatstroke death,” Mavalankar said. Anup Srivastava, a consultant with the Indian National …

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Farewell Kate O’Beirne of CNN’s ‘Capital Gang’

April 24, 2017

(CNN)The political world lost a legend this weekend. Kate O’Beirne, longtime Washington editor of National Review and longtime panelist on CNN’s “Capital Gang” passed away Sunday of cancer. Kate O’Beirne wasn’t just a conservative, she was conservative with a pronounced New York accent, something even more rare. And she could make an argument better, faster and with more wit than almost anyone else in Washington. Every Saturday on “Capital Gang,” …

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‘Digital wellness lady’ wants students to unplug or at least look up

April 23, 2017

… take a 24-hour digital fast in conjunction with the National Day of Unplugging, which is no easy feat. “Some students look at us like ‘I could never do that,’” she said. Some of the feedback she got back about the day was positive: how enjoyable it was; how stress levels dropped; how it felt like a refreshing recharge. Others told her how challenging it was and how they couldn’t do it. That’s OK, she said in a phone call last week at least they are trying. The …

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First coal-free day in Britain since Industrial Revolution – BBC News

April 22, 2017

Cordi O’Hara of the National Grid said: “To have the first working day without coal since the start of the industrial revolution is a watershed moment in how our energy system is changing. “The UK benefits from highly diverse and flexible sources of electricity. Our energy mix continues to change and National Grid adapts system operation to embrace these changes.” But Ms O’Hara says that while the country makes the transition to a low carbon system, coal remains …

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Earth Day Pioneer Calls It A ‘Day Of Mourning’ This Year Thanks To Trump

April 22, 2017

… George W. Bushs administration. Thousands of scientists are planning to march on the National Mall on Saturday to protest what they see as Trumps disregard for science and government funding for research. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVidPro Dev Rights + Extended Package SEONeos ACE New AmazeTheme (Developer License) Membership and blogging WordPress theme.Simple Click Tracker Plugin Developers Easy to use and powerful link tracker, re-director, split tester, rotator, …

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As the seas around them rise, fishermen deny climate change

April 21, 2017

Cameron, Louisiana (CNN)People live and die by the water in southern Louisiana. The water brings food, livelihoods and culture. But it also takes. Rising seas have swallowed more than 1,800 miles of coastline in the last 78 years, according to the United States Geological Survey. That puts residents here at the forefront of areas affected by climate changes. But among four people who spend most of the day outside, whose lives are dependent on the weather, who stare at the same horizon each …

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Utah Physician Says She’ll Happily Do The Job Jason Chaffetz Won’t

April 21, 2017

… re-elected by large margins, and that he has no doubt he will be replaced by a Republican. Chaffetz has faced a barrage of criticism in recent months over what many perceive as an unwillingness to investigate the Trump administration. He was also bombarded with angry phone calls after introducing a bill aimed at selling off 3.3 million acres of National public land in 10 states. He later The congressmans departure sets the stage for a potentially contentious race to replace him. We have been …

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DNC Announces Members Of Unity Reform Commission

April 18, 2017

The panel was created at the partys National convention in July as a last-minute compromise between supporters of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and those of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who were demanding the elimination of super-delegates from presidential primaries. At the 2016 convention, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and National delegates agreed that in order to capture the energy of Democrats from across the country it is critical that we enhance the nominating process that …

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Republicans Catch Up In Early Voting For Georgia’s Special Election

April 16, 2017

… special election, according to Cohn. The National Democratic Party and liberal grassroots groups have poured massive resources and energy into Ossoffs bid. Even Hollywood stars are chipping in, with Samuel L. Jackson taping a radio advertisement aimed at turning out black voters. The congressional seat became available when Trump tapped Tom Price to become Secretary of Health and Human Services. While Price won reelection in the district by 23 points in November, Trump won it by just 1.5 …

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Trump: Flip, flop or flexibility?

April 14, 2017

Washington (CNN)One of Donald Trump’s many memorable lines on the campaign trail was about ISIS. “I would bomb the s**t out of ’em. I would just bomb those suckers,” he said. Given that, launching the so-called “mother of all bombs” against an ISIS target makes a lot of sense. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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Trump Rushes Into World Affairs

April 13, 2017

… Bannon in a corner. Yes, the meister was laughing in the front row of Wednesdays press conference with the head of NATO. But it was a chuckle of the condemned. Everyone in town saw the presidents dismissive distancing of himself from Bannon in Trumps hometown newspaper, the New York Post. Everyone also has seen Tillerson, Defense Secretary James Mattis and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster shred Bannon to pieces for the amusement of vengeful First Son-in-Law Jared Kushner. …

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Get psyched for the highest-definition livestream from space

April 12, 2017

… the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas. Amazon Web Services will livestream the event. According to a press release, devices capable of showing 4K ultra high-definition content will be needed to get the full experience, but lower resolution streams will be broadcast on NASA’s Facebook page, the agency’s website, as well as NASA TV. An ultra high-definition video encoder and a RED Epic Dragon Digital Cinema camera were sent to the Space Station aboard a Japanese …

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When Heroin Almost Took My Life, My Phone Saved It

April 10, 2017

… sentence. Ryan and Greg in April 2015. Greg died a few months after this picture was taken. On the evening of October 4, 2015, I opened my Facebook app. And there, in my hands, was the livestream video that changed my life forever: the UNITE to Face Addiction rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It sounds like a small thing, but watching that concert, which was attended by tens of thousands of people in recovery and included performances by sober artists that I grew up listening to …

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9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

… National cricket rivalry has been dubbed by The New York Times as the Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox plus Barcelona vs. Real Madrid plus England vs. Australia (in any sport) “distilled and deepened with an extra dose of hostile geopolitics and the passions of 1.4 billion people.” Since their first test match in 1952, only three wars, a political assassination and a major terrorist attack in Mumbai could keep these two teams away from their drawn-out pursuit for cricket supremacy — …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… it’s not just tornadoes. Hurricanes, floods, droughts, blizzards, wild fires, they all combine to bring America some of the most extreme weather in the world. But given the fact that it’s spring and given the fact that most tornadoes spin up between April and June, this is what’s considered Tornado Season. And the National Weather Service says as many as nine twisters might have struck the Midwest and Southeast this week. A system of storms thundered across the region, …

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

April 3, 2017

… always say, ‘I’d rather be tried by 12 than carried by six,’” she told Whitaker. ‘My brother is another hash tag’ Crutcher’s death was one of many high-profile shootings of African-American men by police nationwide in recent years, including the shooting death of Philando Castile in July in Minnesota. The shootings have led to protests and given further momentum to the National conversation about race and policing Crutcher was a hard-working Tulsa Community …

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Patrick Stewart says he’s ‘absolutely’ interested in a Professor X cameo in ‘Legion’

April 2, 2017

… read. I had no idea how we were going to shoot that. It reveals a lot about David, it reveals a lot about the story, about whats maybe happening in and around himIt was actually really fun to shoot, but it was challenging. On whether that British accent Davids rational mind-self spoke in was a nod to Stevens own National origins, or a sly wink Patrick Stewart’s Professor X: I wouldnt go as far as to say its specifically a Patrick Stewart impression, but it made us laugh that the idea …

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Greek Thomson: Scotland’s other great visionary architect – BBC News

April 2, 2017

Image caption The Caledonia Road Church in the Gorbals was threatened with demolition in 1966 When Glasgow council was planning to demolish one of Thomson’s landmark churches in 1966, influential American architectural historian Henry-Russell Hitchcock made a plea for them to stop. He said: “Glasgow in the last 150 years has had two of the greatest architects in the world.” Image caption The church was described as one of the finest Classical Romantic churches in …

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Texas House Democrat signals bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018

March 30, 2017

(CNN)Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, signaled that he’s planning to challenge Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday, setting up a longshot bid against the former Republican presidential candidate seeking re-election in 2018. “I think that National profile highlights the fact that he’s been running for president for four years while he should have been serving the people in Texas,” O’Rourke said about Cruz on Wednesday. O’Rourke was careful not to make an …

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Taiwan by bike: How to cycle around the island in 12 days

March 29, 2017

… tougher eastern coast. Before passing through Kaohsiung city, the western path offers a peek into Taiwan’s rural corners. Bikers ride by emerald-hued rice paddies and ocean-facing Taoist temples dedicated to the sea-god Matsu. Approaching Taiwan’s southernmost tip, there’s a dedicated bike hotel by the dune-backed beaches of Kenting National Park. Yoho Bike Hotel was the first of its kind to debut in Asia, opening in 2009 — there’s even a quirky bike spa where …

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