Trump’s big EPA website change should worry you

April 30, 2017

… existence for more than 20 years, explained what climate change is, what caused it and, how it affects your health, among other things. In opposition to what Trump has said in the past about climate change (he doesn’t believe it is man-made), the webpage notes many Times how humans have contributed to climate change. “Research indicates that natural causes do not explain most observed warming, especially warming since the mid-20th century. Rather, it is extremely likely that human …

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WH officials: Busy week, but no health care vote or shutdown

April 24, 2017

… an official said. “You will see the President all the time this week, multiple Times a day, showing his accomplishments and work,” the official said, acknowledging privately that the best way to counter the argument that the first 100 days have been unsuccessful is to “have the President everywhere.” …

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Homeless girls bond in Girl Scout Troop 6000

April 24, 2017

… homeless mother of five who serves as the Queens Community Development Specialist for Girl Scouts of Greater New York. Burgess told The New York Times, which first reported on the troop, that she became active in the community after moving into Sleep Inn and discussed the idea of creating a troop in the building with her bosses, who already had been talking to Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who represents the inn’s district. Troop 6000 is 25 members strong and growing, with …

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

April 24, 2017

… atmosphere. But they all have one thing in common: Windows — some of which are built in the jharokha style — framing exquisite views. In the turrets, these windows offer a comfortable place to relax and take in the scenery. “The jharokha windows are an integral part of Indian architecture,” Khandelwal says. “You can’t omit them.” In ancient Times, women rarely left their place of residence. Instead, they lounged in these window alcoves and watched the …

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25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up

April 22, 2017

… eating out every night. But, what about the Times that you want to make something that calls for ingredients that youll rarely use. Take Paella, for example. While its delicious, theres a chance that the saffron you purchased is going to go to waste. When grocery shopping, try to think of meals that use similar ingredients so that nothing is going to waste. Another option would be to join something like Blue Apron or Sun Basket since they provide the right amount of ingredients needed for each …

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6 reasons you need to watch this British dating show immediately

April 21, 2017

… every single deserted dater has had another bite at the cherry. As they say, second time’s a charm. 5. You’ll see that it really is a very small world For many of us, the idea of going on a date with an ex-partner is not entirely our idea of a good time. But, a couple of Times on the show, daters have been accidentally reunited with blasts from their past. In one episode, Vince and Anna shared a date and both mention that they feel like they’ve met before. Turns out they …

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Shops agree to limit sugary drinks sales in hospitals – BBC News

April 21, 2017

All retailers in hospitals in England are being urged to make the changes to their stock. The plans are part of a health drive to cut obesity and tooth decay across the country. How much sugar is hiding in your food? Analysis: Can we trust the sugar industry? NHS England said progress had already been made this year to remove all price promotions on sugary drinks and junk food sold in hospitals and to make sure healthy food options were available at all Times for patients and staff. Over the …

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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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EPA head visits community famous for lead contamination

April 20, 2017

… evacuated after soil tests showed lead and arsenic contamination levels 228 Times the amount the Environmental Protection Agency considers potentially hazardous to children. It was the first superfund site EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has visited — making a trip there Wednesday — and the agency said he was the first administrator to visit this particular site. Pruitt visited “to discuss cleanup and hear directly from East Chicago residents affected by contamination in their …

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Nina Simone and me: An artist and activist revisited

April 17, 2017

(CNN)I was surfing online when I stumbled upon a mural in Baltimore painted by artist Ernest Shaw. It’s a three-headed portrait of civil rights icons: James Baldwin, Malcolm X and, of course, Nina Simone. Even within the boundaries of my computer screen, the painting on the side of a building at 401 Lafayette Street was powerful. Curious that the artist had chosen Simone as part of the trifecta, I dialed Shaw, a 41-year-old teacher at the Maryland Academy of Technology & Health …

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‘The Fate of the Furious’ director on Jason Statham’s journey from villain to kinda-hero

April 16, 2017

… say, “Okay, impossible. Theres no way to drive through Times Square at anything more than five, ten miles an hour. Period. So lets go shoot this somewhere in the Philippines.” But the fact that we pulled it off is gonna make, I think, a lot of people go to the movies, just to see that sequence specifically. Doing the impossible is why you go to see the movies on the big screen and not Netflix and chill with your laptop. And thats why we kind of took it to the next level, to make it …

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

April 16, 2017

There were roughly the same number of Republicans and Democrats who voted when early voting ended on Friday, according to New York Times election expert Nate Cohn. Michael McDonald, a political scientist at the University of Florida, came up with similar figures. The virtually even turnout among Democrats and Republicans in the district is a major change from the first week of early voting, in which Democrats enjoyed a significant lead. And the lack of party registration in Georgia makes …

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Scott Pruitt Heads To Coal Mine To Pitch New EPA Agenda

April 14, 2017

… dumping mine wastewater into Ohio River tributaries. Consol Energy owns the Bailey Mine Complex, which includes Harvey Mine. The company exceeded its daily or monthly effluent limit more than 300 Times between 2006 and 2015, according to the EPA complaint. Consol, which now focuses primarily on natural gas production, has voiced its intentto sell off its remaining coal assets. Grenter called Pruitts visit to Harvey Mine very concerning. He said the only reasonable conclusion he could draw is …

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Childline receives 4,000 calls from ‘lonely’ children – BBC News

April 14, 2017

The service already collects data on issues such as mental health and abuse but said increasing numbers of youngsters said they felt lonely. Previously, loneliness would be recorded as “low self-esteem” or “unhappiness”. Childline said that, overall, girls were four Times more likely to contact the charity with a problem than boys. ‘I felt empty inside’ One teen caller, who asked to be called Rebecca, used Childline’s online web chat after saying …

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At raucous town hall, GOP congressman confronts anger about Trump

April 13, 2017

Aurora, Colorado (CNN)Republican Rep. Mike Coffman faced angry constituents at a town hall Wednesday night, in an early sign of the political price he and his colleagues might pay for supporting President Donald Trump’s policies, including the repeal of Obamacare. A moderate hailing from a swing district, Coffman fielded more than 40 questions from Coloradans for almost two hours. Health care overwhelmingly dominated the at Times raucous evening, as the congressman’s constituents …

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United Airlines, David Dao, And The Way We Blame

April 12, 2017

… Michael Brown comes particularly to mind, with his actions on the day examined in microscopic detail while his past led to the infamous no angel article in the New York Times); it is probably not a coincidence that we find it now in a case where the man subjected to unwarranted violence by law enforcement, in this case to preserve the convenience of United Airlines, belongs to an ethnic minority. These are not majority positions, but if this tendency in public discourse is narrow, the Dao …

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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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From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

April 10, 2017

… used the bolo knife to stab and disembowel another enemy soldier. He kept throwing grenades until he fainted from blood loss. When his comrades found Johnson the next morning, they discovered he had killed four Germans and wounded about 20 more. They could still see the bloody trails of wounded Germans who had crawled into the woods to escape Johnson’s fury. Johnson had been wounded 21 Times but somehow survived the hourlong battle. “There wasn’t anything so fine …

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JPMorgan’s 125-Year Courtship of GE Is Paying Off Handsomely

April 9, 2017

… lending units to revive the parent company following the financial crisis.  The question now is whether the good Times are ending as GE’s restructuring is nearly complete and its pool of capital available for deals is shrinking. “The major pieces have been taken care of at this point,” said Jeff Windau, an analyst with Edward Jones & Co. “That was kind of an extraordinary period of time for them.” If Wall Street is happy with all the dealmaking, …

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‘My fertility app made me too stressed to conceive’ – BBC News

April 7, 2017

“Some months I think we must have missed the window of opportunity entirely,” she explains, “either because I’d built up to it so much that the pressure made me too stressed to conceive, or because the app wasn’t accurate.” She decided to quit using the apps “for the sake of my sanity” and became pregnant the following month. “They definitely serve a purpose,” she concedes, “but they aren’t the be-all and …

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Here Are All The Advertisers Fleeing Bill O’Reilly’s Show

April 7, 2017

Since Monday night, more than 40 companies that advertise with Fox News have announced theyre splitting from the show a response to a bombshell New York Times reportindicating that OReilly and Fox News have paid around $13 million in settlements to address complaints brought by five of his former female colleagues. Fox News did not immediately respond to a question about whether any companies have pulled ads from the network entirely. Mercedes-Benz was the first company and one of six …

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Hillary Clinton, it’s too soon

April 1, 2017

(CNN)Hillary Clinton is back. Of course, Hillary Clinton is back. I am convinced she will run for the presidency as many Times as it takes to win — even if she is still being wheeled through the streets of Iowa at 108, kept alive by robotics and a refusal to surrender. She came to Georgetown University on Friday to give a speech to some fans, and delivered a stinging attack on Donald Trump’s budget. Clinton is great at attacking others, dreadful at selling herself. This is a …

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Zanzibar: A taste of Africa’s Spice Islands

March 30, 2017

(CNN)“Have you seen ‘The Lion King’?” “That’s where we are going! Hakuna Matata Spice Farm!” shouts my tour guide Aben Rehan, gripping the wheel and laughing as he repeats the Swahili phrase made famous by the 1994 Disney film. I’ve been in Zanzibar for less than a day but have already heard “Hakuna Matata” — meaning “no worries” — yelled at me several Times over. …

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

March 29, 2017

… Taroko’s highest point of 10,745 feet (3,275 meters). Beyond Taroko is the Suhua Highway, Taiwan’s most mountainous road. Cyclists follow cliff-hugging roads running, at Times, perilously close to a long ocean drop. Then comes the final stretch. The tea plantations around Pinglin — a rural outpost in northern Taiwan — signal Taipei City’s proximity. Back in the capital after 12 days on two wheels, you realize just how serious Route No. 1 can be. So serious, you …

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Childhood obesity: Cut unhealthy food multi-buy offers – MPs – BBC News

March 27, 2017

… internal policies to promote healthier products, and last Christmas was “one of the first Times when there was a real price war over carrots” and other healthier products. But she said there would have to be industry-wide agreement if junk food promotions were to be reduced. The MPs also suggested a range of measures to regulate junk food adverts seen by children on TV, such as extending current restrictions to apply across all programmes that children are likely to watch rather …

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13 feminists with legendary Twitter game

March 26, 2017

Minna Salami, J.K. Rowling, and Emma Watson have mastered the Twitter game.Image: Carola Michaela photography / David Fisher / Broad image / REX / SHUTTERSTOCK / MASHABLE COMPOSITE While Twitter can be a platform for dialogue and community, it has gained a reputation for being a space where misogynistic trolls roam free tweeting their hatred at will. SEE ALSO: 11 Times Emma Watson was the hero we all needed In a time where feminist discourse has never been greater or more important, Twitter …

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