Where the Mexico City Policy matters the most

April 30, 2017

(CNN) She has five children and works as a farmer in Budadiri, Uganda, east Africa. “I want to look after my children,” Mudua says. “But I am a woman alone, and any time a man could force me into sex and I could get pregnant.” Now organizations that offer abortions as part of their family planning services — or even refer patients to other clinics that can perform abortions — will be prevented from receiving any …

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How the LAPD has changed 25 years after the riots

April 29, 2017

… black man, by two officers in South LA sparked furious protests. The Police Commission found that one of the officers violated the department’s policy on using deadly force in the shooting, but the Los Angeles District Attorney did not file charges in the case. “The LAPD still has a disturbingly high kill rate,” said Earl Ofari Hutchinson, president of the Los Angeles Urban Roundtable. The department’s efforts at transparency were also brought into question this week, as …

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Arkansas executes Kenneth Williams, 4th inmate in a week

April 28, 2017

(CNN)Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in a week, ending a frantic schedule caused by the looming expiration of the state’s supply of lethal injection drugs. Kenneth Williams, 38, was initially sentenced to life in prison for the 1998 killing of a university cheerleader. He was later convicted of capital murder after he escaped from prison and killed a man. “I was more than wrong. The crime I perpetrated against you all was senseless,” Williams said in his last words …

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Bride of ISIS: From ‘happily ever after’ to hell

April 26, 2017

(CNN)Islam and Ahmed met online, looking for their “happily ever after” through a Muslim dating site. Fast forward four years — and three husbands – and she and her two small children are caught in limbo in northern Syria. Islam Mitat is from Morocco; Ahmed Khalil was originally from Kabul in Afghanistan, but had moved to the UK and become a British citizen by the time they met on Muslima.com. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More …

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Fresno hate crime suspect describes anger toward white men

April 25, 2017

(CNN)A black man accused of fatally shooting three white men in what police are calling a hate crime said that he “snapped” after thinking “about all the injustice and the atrocities that my people go through.” Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, allegedly shot at the men at random in downtown Fresno, California on April 18. At the time, Muhammad was already wanted by police in the fatal shooting of Carl Williams, a 25-year-old unarmed security guard, on April 13, police said. …

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Anti-Semitism Soared Last Year: ADL Study

April 25, 2017

… as no surprise that members of the public follow their example. The uptick in anti-Jewish incidents fits into a pattern of increased hostility towards other minorities in the U.S. More recent FBI stats arent availablebut there have been a series of high profile crimes against minorities this year. A man in a Kansas bar shot two Indian men, one fatally, after yelling Get out of my country. There have been 35 threats against mosques this year, according to the Council on American-Islamic …

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To Ray Davies, America is a ‘beautiful but dangerous’ place – BBC News

April 23, 2017

… celebration of local musicians and dignitaries at the end of their life. But his sojourn in the city ended badly one Sunday evening in January 2004. Davies was strolling along an unusually deserted Burgundy Street with his girlfriend Suzanne Despies. A car pulled up alongside them, a young man got out, and demanded Despies’ purse. She handed it over without any resistance, but Davies suddenly decided to give chase. His assailant was armed, and shot Davies in the leg, breaking his femur. …

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FGM: The mother trying to protect her daughters – BBC News

April 23, 2017

My mother told my sister in the weeks before: “Someone is coming to cut you, like I cut your sisters, my mum cut me and my great-grandmother cut her. It is nothing.” Then I asked her about it. She said it was a man who cut me, I bled for an hour and nearly died. After that they didn’t cut my sisters until they were a bit older as they were scared they would die. Even though I knew this, I couldn’t tell my sister because if she didn’t have it done or tried to run …

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French presidential candidates halt campaigns in wake of Paris attack

April 21, 2017

Paris (CNN)French police are hunting a man identified by Belgian security services in connection with an attack on police officers in Paris Thursday, a French interior ministry spokesman said. A gunman, who shot three police officers on the Champs-Elysee, killing one, was later claimed by ISIS through its media wing Amaq as an Islamic State “fighter” they dubbed “the Belgian.” French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told France’s Europe 1 radio …

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Accuser in Seattle mayor sex abuse lawsuit reveals identity

April 20, 2017

(CNN)A man accusing Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually abusing him about 30 years ago has revealed his identity. Delvonn Heckard, 46, filed a lawsuit against Murray this month under the pseudonym “D.H.” In the lawsuit, he said the mayor “repeatedly raped” him when he was a 15-year-old boy and the mayor was 32 at the time. Heckard said Murray also paid him for sexual acts. …

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Cleveland Killing Prompts Facebook To Review Handling Of Violent Posts

April 19, 2017

… intelligence, to stop the spread of videos that violate its standards. Authorities widened the search into anationwide manhunt on Monday. In 2015, a man posted videos to social mediaof himself shooting and killing reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, while they were filming a live broadcast for Roanoke, Virginia,news station WDBJ. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsZERO COST TRAFFIC Getting traffic to your website seems like an impossible task if you …

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Trump Administration Won’t Release Logs Of Visitors To The White House

April 15, 2017

… statement that the only reasonable conclusion is to believe the Trump administration has many things it is trying to hide. Its disappointing that the man who promised to drain the swamp just took a massive step away from transparency by refusing the release the White House visitor logs that the American people have grown accustomed to accessing over the last six years and that provide indispensable information about who is seeking to influence the president, Bookbinder said in a statement. …

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What next? Scorpion stings passenger on United Airlines flight

April 14, 2017

(CNN)It’s been a rough week for United Airlines. The same day a passenger was infamously dragged off a United plane in Chicago, a man on a United flight from Houston to Calgary was allegedly stung by a scorpion. The venomous creature fell from an overhead bin and landed on Richard Bell’s hair as he was eating lunch Sunday in his business class seat, according to his wife Linda. …

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After San Bernardino shooting, we need more empathy, fewer guns

April 12, 2017

(CNN)Only four victims. In San Bernardino, California, this week, an armed man burst into a classroom with a gun and began firing. As the news of another mass shooting in a school rolled over the country, visions of Sandy Hook Elementary School, where so many died, flooded into my mind. When I heard only four people had been shot, I relaxed a little. There’s something wrong about being relieved by a small number of people being killed. It’s a sign that the constant barrage of …

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Cops Hunt Accused Gun Thief Who Sent Anti-Government Manifesto To Trump

April 11, 2017

… specific location, according to the sheriffs office. Janesville School District canceled classes on Friday as a precaution. More officers have been patrolling near churches, because of the unspecified anti-religious remarks in the suspects manifesto, the sheriffs office said over the weekend. To anybody that got this letter, you might want to read it, the man police identified as Jakubowski says as he walks through a parking lot after visiting the post office. Revolution. Its time for change. …

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9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

… which remains as unresolved as Kashmir. Is this the world’s happiest city? Cigar-rolling rivalry Cairo vs. Pena vs. Reyes Some world records hog all the spotlight: Fastest man. Longest jump. Most hot dogs consumed in 10 minutes. Everyone expects high-profile drama and the stuff of great rivalries from these achievements. Most wouldn’t expect the same to be true for cigar rolling. Most would be wrong. For more than a decade, the Guinness World Record title for the longest …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… recently in recent years often by Islamic militants. The terrorists group ISIS, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, said it was responsible for Sunday’s bombings. Condemnations of the attacks, condolences for the victims and support for Egypt’s government came in from political and religious worldwide. Meanwhile, police in Sweden say a man suspected in participating in a terrorist attack there had shown sympathy to extremist groups, including ISIS. Another suspect has also been …

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Bird Slams Into Man’s Face In Bloody Roller Coaster Accident

April 9, 2017

A man and his friend went for a ride on Red Force, which is being touted as Europes fastest roller coaster, on Friday and literally crashed into an unfortunate surprise. He tossed the bird aside and, with blood smeared across his face, appeared to tell his friend what just happened. Moments after the encounter, the man seemed to accept his and the birds fate and rose his hand for another drop. A similar accident took place in 2012 when a 12-year-old boy was hit by a bird while riding a …

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Moderate Republican Costello feels health care pressure in town hall

April 9, 2017

West Chester, Pennsylvania (CNN)Thirty minutes before he’d face riled-up constituents in a Saturday afternoon town hall here, Rep. Ryan Costello looked out the window of his second-floor office. “Give us his tax returns,” he chuckled, reading a passerby protester’s sign. “A roller-blader now is telling me about it,” Costello muttered five minutes later as another man skated by. …

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Masters 2017: Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia lead into final round at Augusta

April 9, 2017

… the likes of 1992 champion Fred Couples, 57, who faded to one over, and three-time champion Phil Mickelson, who struggled to a two-over 74 Saturday and lies in a group eight back. Mickelson, who will be 47 in June, is bidding to eclipse Jack Nicklaus as the oldest winner after his 1986 triumph at 46 and two months. That year, Nicklaus’ caddie — his son — wore the number 89. Visit CNN.com/golf for more news and videos That number this year? Garcia’s man. …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… headscarves and impose Islamic law. Given his enemy, then, Assad is justified in whatever he does. He is, after all, a secular man, with no beard and no wife in hijab. Radu Sigheti / Reuters The second favored talking point is related to the first. For those who like the idea of Assad as a secular option, the alternative must look irredeemably religious violently so, and driven to that violence by religious dogma. Gabbard for years has argued that the armed opposition to Assad is dominated …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… operate, we increase his harvest by 15 percent. Meaning, he earns 45,000 euros more in revenues. We’re battling nature with nature and we know that that works. (END VIDEOTAPE) AZUZ: This is like jetpack meets Iron man. It’s the awesome-looking invention of a British entrepreneur. It involves six tiny jet engines, some body armor, some serious physical fitness, and while it looks fund in some clips, there is a learning curve. It’s called Daedalus. Guess they thought acorus (ph) …

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What we know about Syria’s chemical weapons

April 6, 2017

… airstrike on a “terrorist” ammunition depot. It’s not yet confirmed what chemical agent was involved in the suspected attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib province. But early indicators point to the release of a nerve agent like Sarin. Victims gassed as they slept What we know about Syria’s weapons How a chemical attack unfolded man says 25 relatives lost in strike Photos show no hiding from the horror Watch: Attack survivor’s plea to Trump Trump: …

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When her 5-year-old broke his leg, this mom raised $0. It’s actually inspiring.

April 5, 2017

… whose unit banked thousands for her chemotherapy. The Colorado man who lost his legs and whose friends crowdfunded his recovery. While Freddie’s injury required major treatment, none of Ashley’s friends raised any money for him. No one from their town took up a collection or held a bake sale. No GoFundMe page was started to help cover his bills. Instead, Ashley and Freddie walked out of the hospital owing nothing. Because they live in Canada. “You just leave,” …

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Trump’s Secretary of Everything: Jared Kushner

April 4, 2017

… looking to either congratulate the new US leader or begin diplomatic talks. The role has gained Kushner scrutiny in recent weeks when it was revealed he met with the Russian ambassador to Washington, Sergey Kislyak, as well as the head of a Russia state-owned bank, Sergey Gorkov, in December. According to a source familiar with what transpired, Kushner’s interactions with Russians during the transition as a point man “looking for the right person to engage with on Russia,” …

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Greek Thomson: Scotland’s other great visionary architect – BBC News

April 2, 2017

… Europe Who was Alexander Thomson? Thomson, who was born 200 years ago next week in the Stirlingshire village of Balfron, acquired the nickname ‘Greek’ despite rarely leaving Glasgow and never setting foot abroad. He was brought up as a strict Presbyterian and held to his faith throughout his life. Thomson presented himself as a hard-working businessman rather than an artist. Maybe these factors could explain why the reputation of the man, who was happily married with seven …

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