Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

… Humanitarian action is not the cause of this crisis but is a response to it, MSF told HuffPost in a statement. Frontex spokeswoman Izabella Cooper stressed in an email that the agency had never accused aid organizations of colluding with people smugglers. Frontex-deployed vessels have helped save tens of thousands of lives, she added. The agency said that its analyses had shown that In the past two years, the smugglers in Libya have changed their and have become more ruthless, Cooper told …

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Here’s What We Know About The U.S. Open Airship Crash

June 16, 2017

… propane burners to fill the balloon with hot air. Pilots of commercial thermal airships usually ride alone. Thermal airships typically carry only the pilot, Alvaron Bellon, a trustee of the Lighter-Than-Air Society, an organization for blimp and airship pilots, told HuffPost in an email. In the case of the traditional helium-filled blimps, the pilot would be accompanied by a television operator. Despite earlier reports, Thompson did not deploy a parachute prior to the crash.The pilot …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… head mask in the likeness of President Trump. Amid Griffin outrage, the left asks: What about Ted Nugent? And even as he offered a videotaped message of unity at Thursday night’s baseball game, Trump’s campaign sent out a fundraising email targeting Democrats. “After their BILLION-DOLLAR election loss, all Democrats have done is OBSTRUCT President Trump and maniacally scream the word ‘RUSSIA’ until they’re blue in the face,” the email read. …

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Five things to watch: The Comey hearing

June 8, 2017

… — Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he decided to publicly announce his findings in the Clinton email investigation after watching Bill Clinton board a plane with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch. (However, later reporting revealed that Comey actually acted based on Russian misinformation alleging collusion between the Clinton campaign and the Obama Justice Department.) In short: Comey’s public hearings tend to be explosive news-fests. He already uncorked a few big …

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Key Witnesses In A California Jailhouse Snitch Scandal Refuse to Testify

June 4, 2017

… testifying that he was greatly concerned about proper discovery of documents to the court, Wert claimed he did not see or read the log before ending it. Sanders showed him an email that said Goethals could order expansive informant evidence in the Dekraai case to be turned over to the defense. The email was dated just one day before the termination of the log, which is filled with evidence that an informant was unlawfully placed next to Dekraai in a county jail. Asked about that timing, Wert …

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People Across Manchester Are Getting Bee Tattoos To Honor Bombing Victims

May 31, 2017

… raising money for those affected by this tragedy… please email me at sambarbertattoo@gmail.com to book! Please share! And any artists wanting to take part just repost! #manchestertogether #standtall #staystrong A post shared by Sam Barber (@sambarbertattoo) on May 23, 2017 at 4:34am PDT Those looking to show their permanent love and support for the city lined up for their worker bee tattoos at participating tattoo parlors across Manchester. Two tiny bees in aid of the …

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Meet the women and girls who rocked Comic Con – BBC News

May 30, 2017

“I love the movie and the character. She’s passionate and kind so I was inspired to be like her. “I love the atmosphere here – it’s really good for young women because it’s non-judgmental. Sophie: “I’m playing Maleficent, the Angelina Jolie version. I love cosplay because it gives you the chance to play someone else for a day. It’s escapism, pure fantasy. “You can be covered or wear the smallest of clothes, it’s a very …

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White House Facebook Page Snubs Gay Prime Minister’s Husband, Fixes It After Backlash

… email that was shared on Twitter. By then, The Daily Beast, Newsweek, and the watchdogs of Twitter had already called the White House out. Bettel and Destenay were in a civil partnership when Bettel became Prime Minister in 2013. They officially married two years later, when Luxembourg legalized marriage equality in 2015.Bettle is the only openly gay prime minister in the world. …

May 28, 2017
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Trump vs. Comey: Who will America trust?

… Andy Card to get a seriously ill Attorney General John Ashcroft to reauthorize a surveillance program. That intervention made him a hero for Democrats. But they came to despise Comey for his leading man role in a later drama, the probe into Hillary Clinton’s email server. Clinton’s campaign blames Comey for her defeat last November. He intervented late in the campaign over a new batch of emails found on the laptop of Anthony Weiner, the husband of the Democratic nominee’s aide …

May 17, 2017
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Scientists May Be Vastly Underestimating The Extinction Risk Facing Some Species

… which has a narrow, highly fragmented range, our estimates of that range are one-tenth to one-fortieth of what IUCN estimates, Melnick said in an email to HuffPost last week. In the second case, the hornbill, which has a broad contiguous range, our estimates of range size are approximately one-fifth of the range IUCN estimates. The drastic reduction in range size and the increased habitat fragmentation that our study indicates leads us to infer that there is a much greater threat to these …

May 15, 2017
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