Where the Mexico City Policy matters the most

April 30, 2017

… It’s the largest recipient of American aid and already has more abortion-related deaths than any other continent. She says a lot of work is being done on domestic financing, but social welfare systems are still in their infancy across much of the developing world and there are competing priorities for scarce resources. “It will be a challenge to try to meet the funding gap,” she says. In February, dozens of governments and private philanthropists pledged hundreds of millions …

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How the LAPD has changed 25 years after the riots

April 29, 2017

… change,” said Cole. “And the paragraphs had sub-paragraphs. The department had to show 94% compliance in each paragraph.” Executing it all would cost this city hundreds of millions of dollars and take 12 years. Once William Bratton became chief in 2002, he focused on implementing the reforms related to diversity in recruiting and promotions, discipline, use of force, transparency and community policing. He created a unit within the department tasked exclusively on becoming …

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How US, Indonesia can both win from strengthening ties

April 22, 2017

… such as ensuring fair, open and rules-based trade and investment flows between countries globally and regionally. Having an external market based on openness has been and will continue to be key to Indonesia’s development and lifting millions out of poverty. Finally, we should recognize that the current US focus is not on the multilateral trade or mega-regional trade agreements, but on bilateral trade agreements. Indonesia must approach this in a strategic way, given that in studying …

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China criticizes North Korea, praises US on nuclear issue

April 20, 2017

… its southern border that could send millions of refugees flooding into China and potentially risk bringing a US military presence to China’s borders. Earlier this year, China called on the US and North Korea to give up something to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The US, along with South Korea, should suspend annual military exercises that antagonize North Korea in exchange for Pyongyang halting its nuclear program, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in early March. …

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Atlanta Braves begin new ballpark chapter at SunTrust Park

April 15, 2017

… address) now are northwest of the city. They announced they were moving to the suburbs in 2013. At the time, Braves Club President John Schuerholz said that Turner Field, where the team played from 1997 until the end of last season, needed “hundreds of millions of dollars of upgrades.” (The Braves, in their 52nd season in Atlanta, played at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium from 1966-1996.) Around the same time, city money was allocated for another stadium in downtown Atlanta, for the …

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

April 8, 2017

… photograph of the couple, as well as one that appears to show a Syrian woman wearing a short-sleeved T-shirt in a car emblazoned with Assads face. In the alt-rights telling, Assad is a defender standing between the masses of hyper-conservative Muslims and the rest of the world. To them, imagery suggesting that Assad is modern is essential its a way to contrast him with other Muslims, like the millions of the Syrians the Assad regime has targeted, who they argue want to force white women into …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… typically, traditional scarecrow in agricultural field is actually been proven that this tactic measures eventually attract birds. Whenever there’s collusion between a bird and an aircraft, it costs $200,000. So, even being able to prevent several of them during a year means that you are saving the aviation industry at one location millions of dollars. We’ve been operating the birds since around 2012 and we really see it working. And the relatively small blueberry farmer that we also …

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Donald Trump, Xi Jinping and the Mao factor

April 4, 2017

… and combats his political enemies — including the news media — through bouts of insulting tweets shared with his millions of Twitter followers. “Trump and Mao have a very similar anti-establishment and also anti-intellectual tendency,” said Orville Schell, a leading US scholar on China who has been visiting the country since the Mao era and now heads the Center on US-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York. …

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Pill presses for counterfeit drugs seized in record numbers

March 18, 2017

(CNN)Machines used to make counterfeit pills are reaching the US border in record numbers. US Customs and Border Protection is seizing pill presses at a rate 19 times higher than in 2011. That’s the year the synthetic drug fentanyl exploded in the US drug market, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. While the Justice Department’s Drug Enforcement Administration deals with a national problem of synthetic fentanyl overdoses, these machines are playing a …

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Dems Say They’ll Help Trump Fix Obamacare If He Stops Trying To Kill It

March 17, 2017

… Congressional Budget Office analysis of the GOPs replacement plan found the Affordable Care Act is not in dangerof collapse. Trump just needs to end his mission to destroy the entire legislation. And to be clear, the time for Republicans to back away from Trumpcare and its devastating consequences is now, not after tens of millions of people have lost their coverage, Murray added, referring to the CBO estimates that Trumps repeal push would cost 24 million people their insurance by 2026. …

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California Chief Justice To Feds: Quit ‘Stalking’ Undocumented Immigrants In Courthouses

March 17, 2017

… investigating officers have exhausted other options. Our courts are the main point of contact for millions of the most vulnerable Californians in times of anxiety, stress, and crises in their lives, Cantil-Sakauye wrote. Crime victims, victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence, witnesses to crimes who are aiding law enforcement, limited-English speakers, unrepresented litigants, and children and families all come to our courts seeking justice and due process of law. More From this …

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World’s best airports for 2017 revealed

March 15, 2017

(CNN)In news that should come as little surprise to global air travelers, Singapore’s done it again. For the fifth year in a row the city-state’s Changi Airport has been named “world’s best airport” at the annual Skytrax World Airport Awards. The awards, announced during a ceremony in Amsterdam on March 14, are based on millions of international passenger surveys. Vancouver Airport remains the No.1 airport in North America for an eighth consecutive year, …

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Why Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ just made history

March 15, 2017

… filmmaking is transitioning, with today’s technology, and groundbreaking ways to consume media, if Hollywood doesn’t catch up to the rest of the country, major movie studios stand to lose millions. Lastly, here is a reason why “Get Out” has hit all the right notes. Similar to the release of Wes Craven’s “Scream,” or Tobe Hooper’s “Poltergeist,” the film perfectly captures the fears of the culture at the moment of its release. Join us …

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