Record Numbers of Venezuelans Seek Asylum In the U.S. Amid Political Chaos

June 22, 2017

… and asylum seekers, Julio Henriquez, director of the Boston-based nonprofit Refugee Freedom Program, explained to the AP.We are nearing a refugee crisis. the highest in the world is set to reach Many blame President Nicols Maduro for the oil-rich countrys swift descent into unrest, and violent protests demanding his resignation have rocked the capital for months on end. Maduro, who was narrowly elected in 2013 after the death of former President Hugo Chvez, is fiercely devoted to extending …

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

June 22, 2017

… that’s pretty positive.” While calls demanding his removal from the Hall of Fame are growing, its unclear whether they’ll have any effect. Sports Hall of Fame rarely removes members. Former NFL player O.J. Simpson remains in the Pro Football Hall of Fame despite a murder accusation and a conviction for armed robbery and kidnapping. Rodman set a record by leading the NBA in rebounds per game for seven consecutive seasons from 1991 to 1998, according to the Hall of Fame. …

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5 Disturbing Statements By The Cop Who Shot Philando Castile

June 22, 2017

… Office via Reuters 4. Yanez said Castille fit the description of a robbery suspect and had a similar wide-set nose. Yanez: I was keeping my eye on 2424 Larpenteur which is a convenience store on Larpenteur at the intersection of Larpenteur and Eustice. Its on the southwest comer of the intersection. Um, I wanted to pay attention to that because we had a strong armed robbery last week uh which involved two African American males um, one having a firearm and pointing it at the clerk and then …

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Advertisers Are Actually Teaming Up To Fight Sexism. For Real.

June 20, 2017

… Facebook, Google and Twitter have also signed on, as well as major ad agencies WPP and IPG. Every day, hundreds of millions of people around the world are exposed to the communications our industry creates, said Martin Sorrell, chief executive of WPP. That influence can either be used to reinforce negative stereotypes or to set new standards of empowerment and equality. The new initiative is the brainchild of Unilever, which committed itself to ridding its own advertising of sexist stereotypes …

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London fire: Queen reflects on ‘sombre national mood’ – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… The BBC understands those missing could number about 70, with the 30 likely to be among that number. Three of those who died have been identified. Image copyright PA Image caption A vigil has been set up near to the site of the disaster Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police surrounded a car outside the church and community centre Fragile government facing huge challenge Families appeal for missing relatives Sense of community shines through Requisition houses, urges Corbyn …

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Pentagon Reportedly To Send Nearly 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

June 16, 2017

The news comes a day after President Donald Trump reportedly gave Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in the country in an effort to combat the spread of insurgent groups like the Islamic State and the Taliban. There are currently about 8,400 U.S. troops officially stationed in Afghanistan and an additional 2,000 not included in official tallies. The Pentagon refuted the AP report in a statement to Reuters late Thursday, saying no decisions have been made regarding …

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Here Are The Cutest Harry Potter Baby Products For Your Little Muggle-Born

June 16, 2017

… Harry Potter ABC Cards $10, Jeffrah 12 “He Who Has Just Been Named” Onesie $12, TinyTykeBoutique 13 Golden Snitch Booties $16, GeeksInTheCastle 14 Harry Potter Custom Bedding set $425, BedHogShop 15 Harry Potter Quilt $60, OutOfCharacterQuilts 16 “I Solemnly Swear” Cloth Diaper $19.99, MonkaDunkCreations 17 Hogwarts T-Shirt $17.99, MandiJDesigns 18 Golden Snitches And Flying …

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Death sentence for Facebook post amid Pakistan crackdown online

June 15, 2017

(CNN)A Pakistan government crackdown on freedom of speech online has reached worrying new levels, activists say, after a young man was sentenced to death over a series of Facebook posts. Amnesty International’s Pakistan campaigner, Nadia Rahman, said in a statement the conviction set a “dangerous precedent.” …

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Borough Market opens after London Bridge terror attack – BBC News

June 15, 2017

Image copyright AFP Image caption The market is positioned on the south end of London Bridge A trader support fund has been set up to help those who suffered financially because of the closure. Opening hours have been extended over the next two weeks, with shoppers able to visit on 18 and 25 June to further help businesses. Some traders have also created special dishes which they will be selling in exchange for donations to the fund. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Messages …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… May seemed like she would be happy to say “strong and stable” from dawn until the sun set over the fields of wheat she “naughtily” ran through as a child. There was little in the way of a positive message to entice floating voters. Her campaign team did not seem able to conceive of the idea that anyone would take Mr Corbyn seriously. They underestimated how well his anti-austerity message would go over with voters worn out by years of frozen wages and public spending …

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Anger in Taiwan as China poaches another diplomatic ally

June 14, 2017

… China (ROC) — was forced to withdraw from the United Nations after the General Assembly passed a motion recognizing the People’s Republic of China as the only lawful representative of China to the UN. Many other countries followed suit, including the United States, which switched diplomatic recognition to the PRC in 1979 but has maintained unofficial ties with Taiwan, an important ally in the region. US President Donald Trump set off a diplomatic firestorm before his inauguration by …

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House, Senate investigators seek Trump tapes, Comey memos

June 10, 2017

… through special counsel Bob Mueller’s office, and that there will be movement after the weekend. “The matter will be addressed on Monday,” the source says. It’s unclear if that means that the memos will be turned over to Congress on Monday, and the source would not provide any more details. Four members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, including Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein, had set a Friday deadline for Richman to respond after …

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Mountain Climber Makes History With Rope-Free, Death-Defying Ascent At Yosemite

June 5, 2017

… hours and 56 minutes, he shared a photo of his climb via Facebook and said he was so stoked to realize a life dream today. A free-solo climb on smooth granite face nearly a mile-and-a-half high means theres no margin for error. A misplaced foot could spell death, which Honnold is well aware of. With free-soloing, obviously I know that Im in danger, but feeling fearful while Im up there is not helping me in any way, Honnold told the magazine. Its only hindering my performance, so I just set …

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General Election 2017: The EU citizens in the UK who can’t vote – BBC News

June 5, 2017

… don’t like these then you should go back to your home country or move on to somewhere else. I moved here in 2014 to study and experience the UK’s culture. As an international EU student I am not eligible for a student loan for living costs. Nevertheless, I am able to support myself by working in a hotel as a waitress and giving piano lessons because free movement includes the right to work. Also, last summer I set up a business with my two sisters and my brother, making healthy …

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9 Times Donald Trump Twisted Facts In His Speech Quitting Paris Accord

June 2, 2017

… over the past three years have corroborated the decline in Chinese emissions. Backing this up, China has aggressively moved to invest in renewable energy over the past few years. In January, the country set aside for clean energy investment over the next four years and new coal-fired power plants. As a result, Chinas own coal mining regions are . textown executives admit The Independent 5. This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial …

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People Are Not Happy About This Body-Shaming Snow White Movie

May 31, 2017

… product of South Koreas Locus Creative Studios. The companys website describes it as a family-friendly film and outlines the plot:After seven handsome princes are magically transformed into seven ugly dwarfs, they set out on a quest to break the curse by getting a kiss from the most beautiful princess in all the land. According to IMDB, the movie is a parody with a twist. The Lotus website suggests the movie has a slightly more empowering message apparently the princess character is on a …

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The Portland Heroes Who Stood Up To Hate

… were not killed by an undocumented immigrant or a radical Islamic terrorist, Rather wrote. Most people who study these sorts of things do not think that is a coincidence. I do not blame you directly for this incident. Nor do I think other people should. But what a President says, who he has around him, and the tone he sets can set the tone for the nation at large. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSyndLab Booster Page 1 Rankings For BOTH Video and Niche Sites Made EASY …

May 29, 2017
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Tom Hardy’s Fundraiser For Manchester Victims Has Already Surpassed Its Goal

… set a 15,000 goal for the fundraiser, and donations have already surpassed that. The money will go toward the British Red Cross Society. Those affected by the tragedy are helping out in other ways as well: Manchester-area blood banks have received an overwhelming number of donors following the deadly attack. The suicide bombing Monday at Grandes concert at Manchester Arena left 22 people dead, including an 8-year-old girl and several teenagers. …

May 26, 2017
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Joss Whedon Replaces Zack Snyder On ‘Justice League’ After Family Tragedy

… on sharing the news of his daughters death, but due to the high-profile nature of his job, he had no choice. Joss Whedon will replace Zack Snyder on “Justice League.” What they are going through is unimaginable, and my heart our hearts go out to them, Warner Bros. Pictures president Toby Emmerich said.Were not introducing any new characters. Its the same characters in some new scenes. Hes handing the baton to Joss, but the course has really been set by Zack. I still believe …

May 24, 2017
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Government review to order zero-hours contracts overhaul – BBC News

In its submission to the Taylor review, the CBI also said that all employees should have their terms and conditions set out in a written statement. The new “right to request” fixed hours could be used by some of the 900,000 people on zero-hours contracts, a number that has risen from 143,000 in 2008. The contracts have been attacked for allowing some firms to keep people in insecure work, depress wages and deny people their full employee rights. …

May 23, 2017
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James Corden Delivers Emotional Tribute To The Manchester I Know

Speaking to the camera on a quiet, empty set, Corden seemed to be on the verge of tears as he acknowledged the victims. An Englishman, Corden spoke about many of the good things that came out of Manchester, from its musicians to its sports to its food, and mentioned that it was also the birthplace of suffragette leaderEmmeline Pankhurst. See the full segment above. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSmartVideo – One Time Smart Video – One Time PurchaseBigWigVideo Treasure …

May 23, 2017
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TV Meets Real Life As Frank Underwood Is Photographed By Pete Souza

Now,because reality TV has already bled into the Oval Office, the photographer who documented one of the most outwardly levelheaded presidents in recent history has shot one of the most inwardly unhinged Frank Underwood, Kevin Spaceys ruthless player onHouse of Cards. Close SUBSCRIBE TO & FOLLOW ENTERTAINMENT THE spot for your favorite fan theories and the best movie recs. Learn more Newsletter 137 K Add us Pete Souza Pete Souza set to debut May …

May 23, 2017
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Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

… special envoy for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, has met with Israeli, Palestinian, and Arab leaders, to restart momentum for negotiations. Trump is determined to keep that momentum going. Before his trip to Israel and the West Bank, Trump is set to meet with Abbas and other Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia, setting up a regional Arab consensus on a need for a peace agreement with Israel. Jerusalem Hamas leader: Trump has ‘historic opportunity’ …

May 22, 2017
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Watch Toby Keith Play An All-Male Show In Saudi Arabia During Trump’s Visit

… #wemakethingshappen #nextlevel #nextlevelagency #oud #guitar #riyadh #saudiarabia #usa #follow @nextlevelagency A post shared by Andrey K. [Dre] (@nextlevelagent) on May 20, 2017 at 4:47pm PDT In Riyadh, Trumps visit was promoted with billboards sporting his face next to that of King Salman on highways lined with Saudi and American flags. The president is also set to visit Israel, the Vatican, Belgium and Italy. It seems like we get divided more and more all the time, he told the …

May 21, 2017
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