Trump rallies his base on his 100th day

April 30, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump hit hard at the news media at a rally Saturday in Pennsylvania to tout the accomplishments of his first 100 days, striking a tone both divisive and determined as he played to the populist sentiments of a cheering crowd. “It’s time for all of us to remember that we are one People with one great American destiny, and that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, and we all share the same glorious …

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May vows to protect pensions from ‘unscrupulous bosses’ – BBC News

April 30, 2017

Earlier this year, he agreed with the Pensions Regulator to pay 363m to settle the company’s pension scheme. General election – latest updates General election: What you need to know Sir Philip Green strikes BHS pension deal Mrs May said: “Today I am setting out our plans, if elected, to ensure the pensions of ordinary working People are protected against the actions of unscrupulous company bosses. “Safeguarding pensions to ensure dignity in retirement is about …

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Breast surgeon Ian Paterson case: ‘Hundreds’ of other victims – BBC News

April 29, 2017

… cosmetic effect – and performed it on many of his patients. By doing so, he left them in great danger of developing secondary cancer, jurors heard during the trial. ‘Need for training’ Linda Millband, from Thompsons Solicitors, said: “There are an enormous number of People who have suffered through having the incorrect diagnosis and have had totally erroneous treatment, and there are others who have been over-treated… “Our case is not only against Mr …

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How the LAPD has changed 25 years after the riots

April 29, 2017

… compliant with each line of the decree. “Bratton and his team modeled a respectful treatment of the public,” Rice said. “Cops were fired for lying. They were fired for abusing People.” “Previously, cops knew they could get away with anything, because the LAPD refused to indict any of its own,” she said. Lessons learned in the riots The consent decree set out to address the deep institutional problems that gave rise to the fury of the riots. In 1992, when …

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UK drawing up post-Brexit sanctions plan – BBC News

April 29, 2017

… election in June. As a member of both the United Nations and the EU, the UK is obliged to implement any sanctions that either body decides to impose. These tend to involve travel bans, asset freezes and restrictions on finance and trade. But crucially, the UK uses European law to implement most of these sanctions, regardless of whether they originated at the UN or the EU. This is because decisions to restrict trade or money or the movement of People tend to be dealt with exclusively at EU …

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Future of cash: Can a ‘bank in a box’ replace a branch? – BBC News

April 28, 2017

… per one million People in 2014. The UK had 1,074, while the average in the EU was 960 The UK recorded 54 cash machine withdrawals per person in 2014 – the highest in the world Germany and Belgium have the largest amount of cash withdrawn per adult in Western Europe. Adults in these countries on average withdraw over 3,500 a year from cash machines India has the lowest value of cash machine withdrawals with less than 270 per adult a year. However, this value has slowly increased over the …

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Trump says he would consult with China’s Xi before speaking to Taiwan

April 28, 2017

… policy on China and Taiwan. Washington officially acknowledges Taiwan being part of China and the People’s Republic’s status as the sole legitimate government of China, a stance that forms the basis of Chinese diplomacy and policy-making and determines Sino-US relations. Beijing lodged an official complaint after the call. And in Communist Party newspapers, the reaction was harsh. “No matter what the reasons are behind Trump’s outrageous remarks, it appears inevitable …

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The LA riots were a rude awakening for Korean-Americans

April 28, 2017

Los Angeles (CNN)Chang Lee gripped his fingers tighter around the gun and screamed at potential looters from the rooftop of the small strip mall where he stood. The 35-year-old had never held a firearm before the LA riots. Lighting up the blocks around him, Lee could smell the fires burning in Los Angeles’ Koreatown. “Where are the police? Where are the police?” Lee whispered over and over from his rooftop perch. Lee would not see law enforcement for three days — only …

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Would visiting Parliament inspire you to vote? – BBC News

April 27, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCan you convince People to vote in one day? With a general election weeks away, figures suggest voter apathy remains unchanged. Two women who don’t like politics paid a visit to Parliament, but did it convince them to vote? “I feel like politicians make decisions for People they don’t know anything about,” says LaTifah Atkinson, a 26-year-old woman from north London. She is a university graduate who runs her …

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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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An artist creates a mural of Michelle Obama and nobody’s happy

April 26, 2017

(CNN)A new mural of former first lady Michelle Obama, painted on a building in the Chicago neighborhood where she lived as a child and remains popular, would seem like an innocuous project. But the mural, by Chicago artist Chris Devins, has sparked intense debate — and not for the usual political reasons. Shortly after Devins finished the mural last Friday, criticism began bubbling up online. People accused him of copying the image from Rhode Island art student Gelila Mesfin, who had …

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BBC News Daily: 25 April 2017 – BBC News

April 26, 2017

… and that she needed to be above partisan concerns while campaigning. Tennis star Serena Williams has responded to comments by Romania’s Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase about the skin colour of her unborn child. Nastase was heard speculating whether the baby would be “chocolate with milk”. Williams, who is due to give birth in the autumn, said: “It disappoints me to know we live in a society where People like Ilie Nastase can make such racist comments.” The …

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‘Robbery of the century’: Brazen heist erupts into gun battles in Paraguay and Brazil

April 25, 2017

(CNN)More than 50 People took part in a multi-million dollar heist in Paraguay that authorities were calling the “robbery of the century.” The group made off with money from several vaults inside Prosegur, a private security firm in Ciudad del Este, police said. Ciudad del Este is Paraguay’s second-largest city and is along the border with Brazil and Argentina. A police officer was killed during Monday’s shootout that started around midnight (local time) …

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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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Rebuilding a Nepali village, one block at a time

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Two years after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 People and causing extensive damages to property, residents are still reeling from the tragedy especially in remote villages, where aid has been slow to arrive. Many villages have turned to international nongovernmental organizations for help. Though it’s not always possible for these NGOs to meet all the communities’ needs, they do bring hope and some relief to beleaguered residents. One such …

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San Antonio Mayor: Atheists Are ‘Broken People’ Who Cause Poverty

April 25, 2017

… blog on Patheos described the comments as cold and callous, and show nothing but contempt for poor People and atheists. Later in the forum, Taylor expanded upon her religious views. She then cited a Bible passage she said helps her on a daily basis. Although Taylor is a registered Democrat, she has come under repeated criticism from the left on a number of issues, especially LGBT rights. In 2013, Taylor voted against protections for the community, which KHOU reported may have led to her …

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Happy Earth Day! Here Are All The Terrible Things Donald Trump Has Done So Far.

April 24, 2017

… released in the last days of Obamas tenure, this new standard would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 6 billion metric tons over the lifetime of the new vehicles. Pruitt said his agency would be taking a fresh look at the 2022-2025 standards. These rules are costly for automakers and the American People, he said. March 16, 2017: Proposed budget would slash EPA funds The budget would also slashEnergy Star, the voluntary initiative that boosts energy efficiency in appliances, …

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Head to head: How Le Pen and Macron compare

April 24, 2017

… attack in Paris, Le Pen called for the closure of all “Islamist mosques” in France and the reinstatement of the French borders. She also said that the country needs “the resources to make sure we can combat … Islamist terrorism.” She added that People on the French security services watch list for radicalization should be expelled from France and have their nationality taken away. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Le Pen faces Macron in final round …

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Seven ways it helps to have rich parents – BBC News

April 23, 2017

… up of property and pensions – and younger adults are faring well with neither. 3. Young adults are much less likely to own their home At the age of 30, 40% of People born in the early 1980s were owner-occupiers, down from 55% of those born in the 1970s. Home ownership rates were higher still among earlier generations, with six out of 10 People born in the 50s and 60s owning their own homes at the age of 30. For today’s renters, it seems likely that raising a deposit is a …

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

April 23, 2017

… [Trump] has still got to face Congress, and it’s still a democratic country. I think the will of the People will be heard, and America’s constitution is strong. “It’s a difficult time of re-adjustment for them – but I think in time it’ll balance itself out. “It’s a beautiful place but a dangerous place, as I found out.” Ray Davies on BBC Music BBC Music homepage BBC Music News LIVE …

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The seats that could decide the election – BBC News

April 23, 2017

There are 650 constituencies in the United Kingdom. But the election campaign over the coming weeks will be concentrated in the marginal battleground seats – the ones with small majorities that are most likely to change hands. There’s no official definition of a marginal seat but People often look at constituencies where the majority – the gap between the first and second placed parties – is under 10%. Most marginal seats in the UK – based on 2015 results …

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Bill Nye Slams CNN For Putting Climate Change Skeptic On Earth Day Panel

April 23, 2017

The celebrity scientist slammedCNNs New Dayon Saturday for including William Happera physicist who thinks carbon pollution is a mythand once compared carbon dioxide to the suffering of Jewish People during the Holocaustin anEarth Daypanel on the March for Science protests. I will say, as much as I love the CNN, youre doing a disservice by having one climate change skeptic, and not 97 or 98 scientists or engineers concerned about climate change, Nye said, referring to the widespread consensus …

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

April 23, 2017

… away People would have told her she was unclean, the community would have despised her and she would have been told she didn’t belong. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFGM survivor describes witnessing her sister being cut That day, the cutter had already been to see other girls. The cutter lay a small mat down in the back yard of our house and had pieces of broken bottles, razor blades to do the cutting. They were not clean, they had blood on them already. …

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Around the world in seven years… on a bike – BBC News

April 23, 2017

… Australian outback 50 kg The weight of Dolly and the panniers (not including food and water) 5.00 Leigh's average daily allowance Image copyright Leigh Timmis Image caption Mountain climbs in Ecuador Image copyright Leigh Timmis Image caption A long and dusty road in Australia So what is he most looking forward to about being back on British soil? “The smell of going past a fish and chip shop and to be able to listen to People in the supermarket and understanding …

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