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

June 22, 2017

(CNN)Dennis Rodman’s role as self-appointed goodwill ambassador to North Korea is not earning him rave reviews. The petition follows the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who was detained in North Korea for 17 months. Warmbier arrived in the United States in a coma last week and died Monday. Petition Rodman has visited North Korea several times and has praised on its dictator Kim Jong-un. Rights group Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation started a …

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A First-Grader’s Picasso-Like Painting Is Now Hanging At The Met

June 20, 2017

… every 10 artists is selected; she hopes to see that ratio grow over time. Another longterm goal is building awareness of these kinds of exhibitions those that value local community and the universality of artistic expression as opposed to the fabled genius of the dead, white chosen few. Its not as if these projects havent been happening all around the country, Jackson-Dumont said. And yet you can probably count on your hands the number of times you read about something like this. People, I …

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London Fire: How one Grenfell Tower resident escaped – BBC News

June 17, 2017

Image copyright Reuters I rang the fire service and they told me to get out. They said “Wrap a wet towel around yourself and get out of the block.” But I opened the door and the smoke was so thick I couldn’t. I tried to leave the flat three times and each time the smoke was too thick. Image caption 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters tackled the blaze I could feel myself tripping over in the dark. I was tripping over bodies. On one of the floors I tripped badly and …

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

June 16, 2017

… what he described as a stalemate. The New York times notes the president rarely discussed the issue during the campaign and said, despite any increase in deployment, which would cost billions of dollars, … there is no guarantee of a clear win. While Americas combat mission in Afghanistan may be over, our commitment to Afghanistan and its people endures, Obama said in 2015. I will not allow Afghanistan to be used as safe haven for terrorists to attack our nation again. …

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

June 15, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images This was Theresa May’s election – the Conservatives were some way off in the distance, if they were visible at all, at the start of the campaign. But was she the right kind of candidate to be placed front and centre like this? Katie Perrior, Mrs May’s former director of communications thinks not. Writing in the times, she said: “If you run a presidential-style campaign with a woman who doesn’t like media interviews, then you have to …

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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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Could football help ease tensions between North and South Korea?

June 13, 2017

… Korea’s women’s soccer team traveled to Pyongyang for an Asian Cup qualifier. Footballing culture is strong in the two Koreas. North Korea has qualified for the World Cup more times than China, a country with a population 54 times larger, while South Korea’s national football team is the most successful in Asia. However, not all sporting overtures have been successful. Pyongyang boycotted the 1988 Olympics, held in Seoul, after negotiations for the two countries to potential …

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Five things to watch: The Comey hearing

June 8, 2017

… Comey’s testimony was released and, for one very key point, it is dead on: Trump is correct that Comey told him multiple times the FBI was not investigating him personally. The first (and only) comment from Trump’s newly appointed spokesman and lawyer on all things involving Russia, Marc Kasowitz, hammered home that they feel “totally vindicated.” “The President is pleased that Mr. Comey has finally publicly confirmed his private reports that the President was not …

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U.S. Lashed As ‘Main Threat’ To Environment At UN Ocean Conference

June 7, 2017

… short-term national gain to prevent long-term global catastrophe, he cautioned, and he urged a new model of nations working together to protect the oceans. She noted that the oceans are now 30 percent more acidic than in pre-industrial times, big predatory fish stocks have declined by [up to] 90 percent, the surface waters are getting warmer[and in]some areas there are more microplastics than plankton. Micronesia President Peter Christian said Pacific islanders fear that the ocean has been …

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London Mayor: UK Shouldn’t Host Donald Trump On A State Visit

June 6, 2017

… circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for, said Khan, who has heavily criticized Trump since he called for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States when he was still a presidential candidate. I think one of the things when you have a special relationship, its no different to when youve got a close mate, Khan continued. You stand with them in times of adversity, but you call them out when theyre wrong. And there are many things about which …

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Totoro The Mystical Creature Is Getting Its Very Own Theme Park

June 5, 2017

The governor of Japans Aichi prefecture announced Thursday that it isbuilding an entire theme park based on director Hayao Miyazakis cult classic animated film My Neighbor Totoro in partnership with Studio Ghibli Inc., according to The Japan times. My Neighbor Totoro, released in 1988, follows the story of two sisters who move to an old house in the countryside while their mother is in a nearby hospital. Satsuke and Mei meet a creature they call Totoro, who leads them through a mystical …

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Key Witnesses In A California Jailhouse Snitch Scandal Refuse to Testify

June 4, 2017

… agencies or other investigators and did not actively recruit or manage any informants. Johnson also said those inmates were not informants but were sources of information. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles times via Getty Images The Mystery Of The Log, And Its Abrupt Termination, Continues Central to the hearings are questions surrounding the abrupt termination of the Special handling log a of notes that Special Handling deputies inside the jail secretly maintained from 2008 to 2013 to …

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Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A ‘Liberal’ Agenda

June 3, 2017

… the table as the rest of the world addresses these issues. Withdrawing from the Paris Agreement is misguided, and harms the ongoing effort to fight climate change while also isolating us from our allies. Murkowski addressed Trumps decision on Thursday, KTOO reported: Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) According to the times Free Press, Alexander said in a statement Friday that while he doesnt think withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is catastrophic for climate progress, he believes the most …

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

June 2, 2017

… potent natural gas that can trap 30 times as much heat in the atmosphere as carbon dioxide. failed to consultVoxs David Roberts 8. Beyond the severe energy restrictions inflicted by the Paris accord, it includes yet another scheme to redistribute wealth out of the United States through the so-called Green Climate Fund nice name which calls for developed countries to send $100 billion to developing countries all on top of Americas existing and massive foreign aid payments. So were going to …

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California GOP Mayor Says Attracting Asians And The Gays Helps Reduce Crime

June 2, 2017

In a recentinterview with Vice magazine, Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parrissaid that increasing the Asian population and the gays, as he called members of the LGBTQ community,can do a lot of good for a city like Lancaster, which, as Vice pointed out, is now known for its neo-Nazis and meth labs. Parris, whos been described by friends as a staunch, conservative, Republican, no bull kind of guy, according to a 2009 Los Angeles times profile, is no stranger to questionable actions or comments. …

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Greenpeace Shines Message For Trump On Vatican Before His Visit With The Pope

… Exxon Mobil, has advised the president to remain in the deal, according to reports from The New York times. If Trump decides to abandon the Paris deal, he will not only harm the planet but also his own country, Andree Boehling, an energy expert at Greenpeace Germany, said in a statement. It would be ecologically and economically foolish to try and slow down the clean energy transition. People across the world are demanding action and its time to deliver. …

May 25, 2017
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Here’s who Trump has called a ‘nut job’

Washington (CNN)“Nut job” seems to be one of President Donald Trump’s favorite insults for his political foes. The President — who The New York times reported Friday bragged to two Russian officials that firing “nut job” FBI Director James Comey eased “great pressure” on him in regard to the Russia probe — has a history of slapping the label on people he disagrees with. By definition, nut job means a “mentally unbalanced person,” …

May 21, 2017
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Biden Reportedly Slams Hillary: ‘I Never Thought She Was The Correct Candidate’

… difficult primary, I think I could have won. I dont know, maybe not. But I thought I could have won, he said, The Hill reported at the time. I dont think she ever really figured it out, Biden said, according to the Los Angeles times. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductseCOM Launcher Developer License – 100 License FlickGraph Enterprise License FD Software to create cinemagraphs living photos super easy and fast.WordRecon Annual Membership (Launch Offer) WordRecon – The …

May 20, 2017
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Cincinnati mayor apologizes for mistakenly honoring cop’s killer

(CNN)Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley apologized after his office inadvertently issued a proclamation honoring a man who ambushed and killed a Cincinnati police officer. “I am really sorry that my office, that we mistakenly issued a proclamation on behalf of a man that killed, murdered Sonny Kim,” Cranley said Thursday night. Cranley choked back tears as he spoke at a local police union hall. His face was red as he paused several times during his brief, tear-filled statement. …

May 19, 2017
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Besieged at home, Trump sets off for ‘do-or-die’ foreign trip

… election hacking effort capped a stunning rush of events unleashed by the President’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, who declined Trump’s request to shield former national security adviser Michael Flynn in the Russia probe, The New York times first reported and CNN confirmed. Trump says his staff can’t keep up Trump still threatening to quit NATO Pres. Carter hopes Trump pushes Mid-East peace …

May 19, 2017
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Driver charged with murder in Times Square crash

New York (CNN)Richard Rojas, the man who allegedly struck a group of pedestrians with his vehicle in Manhattan’s times Square Thursday, has been arrested and charged with murder, 20 counts of attempted murder and five counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, according to a press release from the New York City Police Department. An 18-year-old woman was killed and at least 22 people were injured, city officials said. Police identified the woman as Alyssa Elsman, a resident of Portage, …

May 19, 2017
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Now it’s up to the special counsel

Washington (CNN)A bad day for the White House could turn out to be a good day for justice and democratic accountability and institutions. Robert Mueller’s appointment Wednesday as special counsel to probe Russian election meddling and any collusion by Trump campaign aides elevates the investigation clear of partisanship and the threat of White House interference. It therefore may offer the best chance for a politically bulletproof accounting of the guilt or innocence of members of the …

May 18, 2017
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Trump presses Turkey’s Erdogan to release jailed US pastor

(CNN)US President Donald Trump raised the issue of a US pastor imprisoned in Turkey three times during a meeting with the Turkish president Tuesday, according to the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). The White House confirmed Trump had raised the subject of Brunson during his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Washington, their first face-to-face meeting since Trump took office in January. “President Trump raised the incarceration of Pastor Andrew Brunson …

May 17, 2017
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Trump vs. Comey: Who will America trust?

… request this memo.” Comey hearing? A Comey hearing would instantly become one of the most significant congressional appearances of modern times. The practiced, analytical note-taking of a former FBI director who knows how to leave a paper trail would amount to a compelling piece of evidence in the court of public opinion and pit Comey’s word against Trump’s. After all, a Comey memo could approach “smoking gun” significance if it appears to prove that the …

May 17, 2017
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Psaki: Trump is destroying the trust of our allies

(CNN)As news broke on Monday evening that Donald Trump had, according to reports from the Washington Post and later the New York times, shared code word (highly classified) intelligence with the Russian Foreign Minister during his visit to the Oval Office last week, the shock wave was felt far beyond the beltway. When Washington wakes up on Tuesday, leaders in Middle Eastern and European capitals — and elsewhere around the world — could be hours into re-evaluating their …

May 16, 2017
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