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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Japan Has Surprise Deficit as Import Growth Beats Exports

June 20, 2017

Japan had a surprise trade deficit in May, as stronger-than-expected imports overpowered the best export growth in more than two years. Highlights Exports rose 14.9 percent from a year earlier (estimate +16 percent), according to data released by the Ministry of Finance. Part of that was a rebound from weak shipments last year caused by the Kumamoto earthquake in April 2016. Imports increased 17.8 percent (estimate +14.5 percent), the biggest rise in more than three years. …

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Why These Religious Leaders Are Standing With Planned Parenthood

June 19, 2017

Today, this history of activism has largely been overshadowed by prominent voices on the religious right, who promote the idea that it is impossible to be both religious and pro-abortion rights. 390,000 low-income womencould lose access to the abortion care, cancer screenings, STI testing, and other preventative services Planned Parenthood provides. In a new video released by Planned Parenthood, several clergy members spoke up about why their faith compels them to support the organizations …

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Coroner Reveals Details Of Carrie Fisher’s Death

June 17, 2017

Fisher, 60, had fatty buildup in the walls of her arteries and had taken multiple drugs before her death, the statement said. Officials were unable to conclusively determine the exact cause of her death, according to The Associated Press. The manner of death would be listed as undetermined, the coroners office said. Sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing pauses for up to several minutes during sleep, according to the National Institutes of Health. Untreated, it can increase the risk of …

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4th person charged in Detroit genital mutilation case

June 16, 2017

(CNN)A Detroit-area wife and mother accused of being involved in a federal female genital mutilation case was arrested Wednesday near her home and released hours later, under the condition that she doesn’t talk to members of her religious community or attend her mosque. She is accused of entering the Burhani Medical Clinic, a Detroit-area clinic owned by Dr. Fakhruddin Attar and his wife, Farida, in February, when federal prosecutors allege the Attars allowed another Detroit-area …

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19 Epic, Endangered Places You Should Visit Before It’s Too Late

June 15, 2017

This week,UNESCO released its annual state of conservation reports, which outline which of its famous designatedWorld Heritage Sitesare in danger of losing the historic, cultural or natural characteristics that made them World Heritage Sites in the first place. Tourism can harm the worlds wonders, but it can also help them when done responsibly. Below, find 19 places from UNESCOs conservation reportsthat warrant a responsible visit. To compile this list, we pulled spots that appear on the …

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No one knows what the GOP health plan is, even Republicans

June 14, 2017

(CNN)Senate Republican leaders say they still hope to vote on a bill to repeal Obamacare before lawmakers leave town for the July 4th recess. Since House Republicans passed a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare last month after much hand-wringing and drama, a “working group” of Senate Republicans have been meeting to share their preferences for a health care bill. It is now up to the Senate Budget Committee — in consultation with key senators and leadership — to draft …

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

June 13, 2017

Beijing (CNN)NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman told CNN he was hoping to do “something that’s pretty positive,” as he prepared to board a plane for a trip to North Korea Tuesday. Four Americans are currently being detained in North Korea. When asked if he planned to raise their detention with North Korean officials, Rodman said: “Well that’s not my purpose right now… My purpose is to go over there and try to see if I can keep bringing sports to North …

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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

Image: GOOGLE The sacred nature of the iconic landmark Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is lost on many tourists even Australians. That changed this week after Google, working closely with the site’s traditional owners, released interactive imagery of the stunning rock formation and audio of its ancient stories to the world for the first time. The launch of Google Street View and Story Spheres at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park was a result of two years of work and collaboration with the …

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NRA TV Host Falsely Claims Kim Kardashian Is Mentally Unfit To Own A Gun

June 10, 2017

Specifically, Kim Kardashian. website supporting In a video released June 9 that has since been deleted (but preserved by Media Matters), Noir suggests its Kardashian who has mental issues that should prevent her from gun ownership. She stressed shes not against gun ownership. After she was robbed at gunpoint in Parisin October, she said she knows how important it is to be safe and have armed security. cries and has flashbacksto the violence. reaction to being victimized by violence. …

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EPA Inspector General Probing Whether Agency Staffer Colluded With Monsanto

June 7, 2017

The inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is initiating a probe into possible collusion between a former high-ranking EPA official and Monsanto, the maker of the herbicide glyphosate, the IG sent to a lawmaker last Friday that HuffPost has obtained. The inspector generals move comes in response to Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) for an investigation into whether the EPA staffer colluded with the agricultural giant to bias research on glyphosate, a key component of the product …

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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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‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ gets more screenings after Paris Climate Agreement fallout

June 4, 2017

In the wake of President Trump’s devastating decision on the Paris Agreement, the makers of An Inconvenient Sequel are adding extra free screenings of the film around the country on June 6. The documentary about climate change has been updated for its official July release to reflect recent developments regarding the Paris Agreement and what that means for the United States and the rest of the planet. SEE ALSO: 5 ways Trump’s Paris Agreement decision will affect you Currently, …

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Lawsuit Accuses Glass Artist Dale Chihuly Of Plagiarizing Work

June 3, 2017

The suit, filed by the lawyers of Michael Moi in King County Superior Court and the U.S. District Court for Western Washington, claims the prolific decorator of botanical gardens has been involved in a myriad of clandestine painting sessions with Moi, but has never compensated him or given him credit for his efforts, despite the artists promises otherwise. In a press release sent to HuffPost, Chihulys camp strongly refutes Mois claims, dubbing the lawsuit baseless. Moi also alleges …

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Fans of its diversity are pissed ‘Sense8’ was canned during Pride Month

June 3, 2017

Someone just told them about the cancellation …Image: netflix Netflix canceled Sense8 after two seasons, the streaming service announced Thursday. It was a bitter blow to fans of the diverse show, especially on the first day of LGBT Pride Month. Created by The Matrix masterminds Lana and Lilly Wachowski, Sense8 won praise for its diversity and inclusivity both on screen and behind the scenes, which made the cancellation especially hard for fans to swallow and they made their …

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South Carolina Democrat’s Poll Shows Progress Against GOP Rival

June 1, 2017

The margin is an improvement from a 16-point deficit in March, according to a summary of the Anzalone Liszt Grove Research Group polling obtained by HuffPost that wasfirst reported by The Washington Post. The special election to fill the seat vacated by White House budget director Mick Mulvaney will occur the same day Democrats hope to take control of Georgias 6th Congressional District, where Democrat Jon Ossoff is up against Republican Karen Handel, with polls showing him ahead but in a …

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These new 3D scan fit helmets could make football safer

Riddell's next step in football helmet technology includes personalized 3D head scans.Image: lili sams/Mashable Helmets already make the violent game of football safer, but one of the biggest equipment makers in the sport is making them even better. It’s developed a new process to create helmets that could play a role in preventing the traumatic head injuries that currently plague the game and threaten its future. Riddell, the company behind the helmets worn by around 60 percent of …

May 28, 2017
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Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter’s National Security Adviser, Dies At 89

His death was announced by his daughter, Mika Brzezinski, whos a co-host on MSNBCs Morning Joe program. He died at a hospital in Falls Church, Virginia, The New York Times reported. My father passed away peacefully tonight. He was known to his friends as Zbig, to his grandchildren as Chief and to his wife as the enduring love of her life. I just knew his as the most inspiring, loving and devoted father any girl could ever have. I love you Dad #HailToTheChief A post shared by Mika …

May 27, 2017
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China, the King of Coal, Is Getting Gassy

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 …

May 25, 2017
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Boy Comes Home From School And Finds Dad Has Been Deported

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 …

May 24, 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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10 new features coming to your phone in Android O

Dave Burke, Google Vice President of Engineering for Android, speaks during the opening keynote address at the Google I/O 2017 Conference.Image: Getty Images/ Though we got out first peek at Android O back in March, Google finally revealed more details this week at its I/O developers conference about the soon-to-drop version of Android. Though we’re still quite a ways away from the official release, we now a lot more about the update. At first glance, many of the new changes are subtle, …

May 21, 2017
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The Canary Girls: The workers the war turned yellow – BBC News

Those who were spared such a fate were no less safe, facing daily peril by handling explosive chemicals that carried the risk of them contracting potentially fatal diseases. And for some, the effects of their work were immediately visible; a lurid shade of yellow that stained their skin and hair and earned them a nickname – the Canary Girls. Image copyright Hulton Archive Image caption Life in munitions was “hot… sweaty… dirty – women did not want the …

May 20, 2017
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Fentanyl seized by law enforcement doubled in 2016, DEA says

(CNN)The United States is seeing a dramatic increase in drugs containing fentanyl, newly released data from the Drug Enforcement Administration shows. From 2015 to 2016, more than twice as many drugs seized by law enforcement agencies and submitted to labs have tested positive for fentanyl, in what appears to be an escalating trend. The National Forensic Laboratory Information System (NFLIS), a program of the DEA, points to a drastic surge of lab submissions that tested positive for fentanyl …

May 20, 2017
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Apple spotlights how accessible tech helps people with disabilities thrive

Meera Phillips types a message to friends on her iPad using text-to-speech technology.Image: Courtesy of Apple There’s something undeniably special in the way Meera Phillips looks at you when you speak. It’s as if your words are the only words that will ever matter, whether you’re talking about something silly or something serious. The 15-year-old knows the value of hearing what people say. That’s because she’s used to not being heard. SEE ALSO: This blind Apple …

May 19, 2017
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