Where the Mexico City Policy matters the most

April 30, 2017

… “unequivocal,” says Marjorie Newman-Williams, Marie Stopes’ vice president and director of international operations, that doing so would expose women to increased potential dangers. According to the latest WHO data, 21.6 million women annually are so desperate that they gamble with the risk of life-threatening injuries or even death to have unsafe abortions. Every year 47,000 women die from complications. “Agreeing to the Mexico City Policy would mean accepting their fate …

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President Trump, protecting South Korea is not a real estate deal

April 30, 2017

(CNN)In president Donald Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal,” he writes about how important it is to know one’s market, to study hard. He wrote that he likes to gather as many disparate opinions and views about a potential real estate deal as he can before making any final decisions about how it will affect a given area or neighborhood. So it was a bit surprising to hear him say in an interview Thursday night that he expects South Korea to reimburse the United States …

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

April 28, 2017

(CNN)US president Donald Trump has said that he would want to consult with Chinese president Xi Jinping before speaking to Taiwan’s leader. In an interview with Reuters news agency, Trump said he wouldn’t want to “cause difficulty” for the Chinese leader by again breaking with the “one China” policy. “He’s a friend of mine. He’s actually a — I think he’s doing an amazing job as a leader, and I wouldn’t want to do anything …

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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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How much would fictional houses cost in real life?

April 28, 2017

(CNN)From Great Gatsby’s luxury estate to Count Dracula’s Transylvanian lair and Amelie Poulain’s tiny Parisian pad, the houses in which our favorite fictional characters reside are often inspired by real-life properties. CNN tracked down some of literary and cinematographic history’s most famous post codes and calculated their value in today’s property markets. Use the slider tool to reveal their prices. The Great Gatsby (1925), F. Scott Fitzgerald …

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Venezuela says it will split from OAS as unrest continues

April 27, 2017

… Tumultuous times Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro’s presidency has endured strife since he was narrowly elected as the heir apparent of firebrand socialist former president Hugo Chavez. Less than a year after winning the presidency in July 2013, protests in response to economic problems and a spike in crime erupted, resulting in several deaths. Since then he has overseen a tumultuous time in Venezuela’s history, culminating in a January 2016 declaration of a state of “economic …

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Trump’s first 100 days on the global stage

April 27, 2017

Washington (CNN)The 45th president entered office raging against a post-WWII order built by the United States, pledging instead that he would put “America First. The US, president Donald Trump said during his campaign, could no longer afford to be the world’s policeman. On the stump he also dismissed core alliances in Europe and Asia, raged at trade pacts, derided international organizations such as the UN and trash-talked allies (Mexico) and competitors (China) alike. But since …

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Ivanka Trump heads to Berlin to work on special relationship

April 26, 2017

Berlin (CNN)It could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship, after all. In the wake of a mid-March White House visit characterized by awkward moments — president Donald Trump apparently declined to shake German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hand in the Oval Office and he made an uncomfortable joke about wiretapping on live television — his most trusted adviser, daughter Ivanka Trump, is on her way to Germany. Ivanka Trump’s Berlin trip features a jam-packed Tuesday, …

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John Kasich gives Trump an ‘incomplete,’ leaves door open for 2020 run

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Monday that he would grade president Donald Trump’s performance as an “incomplete.” Citing a Washington Post-ABC News poll showing 94% of Trump voters approve his job performance, while only 42% of all Americans approve, Cooper asked the Kasich why there is such a large divide. “This is sort of symptomatic,” Kasich said. “‘I voted for him. I wear that uniform.’ –‘I didn’t vote for him. I wear a …

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French presidential candidate Macron targeted by hackers, cyber firm says

April 25, 2017

… that Russia used against the US — of getting hold of embarrassing information and releasing it — I’d say the French are very open to such things.” Russian president Vladimir Putin has denied any interest in interfering with the elections in France. But analysts say Putin would have good reason to favor conservative nationalist Marine Le Pen over centrist Macron in the upcoming runoff election. “Le Pen has been very open about her desire to have better relations with …

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Rebuilding a Nepali village, one block at a time

April 25, 2017

… organization is Conscious Impact, a small nonprofit working to rebuild Takure, a low-income, farming village in the Sindhupalchowk District, about 30 miles northeast of Kathmandu. Chitra Kumari, the president of a women’s cooperative in Nawalpur, another village in Sindhupalchok District near Takure, said those fortunate enough to escape death found themselves immersed in “personal loss, economic loss, and social chaos.” She says all the training Nepali people …

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

April 24, 2017

… mining operations. The rule required coal mining companies to avoid practices that permanently pollute streams, destroy drinking water sources, increase flood risk and threaten forests. The regulation mandated the testing and monitoring of waterways before, during and after mining operations, and required companies that had used controversial practices like mountaintop removal miningto restore land to its previous conditiononce mining is complete. The president signed an executive order …

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Will Trump follow his heart or his head on French election?

April 24, 2017

Washington (CNN)Sunday’s French election result sets up a battle between the heart and the head of the Trump White House. In the latest blow to establishment party politics in the Western world, two outsider candidates — centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen — advanced from a crowded field to a run-off for the Elysee Palace on May 7. Le Pen has risen on the same populist politics, rooted in anger over immigration policies, globalization and middle class …

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

April 23, 2017

… nearly as fast as the alarmists computer models predicted.He added: The whole basis for the alarmism is not true. Its based on flawed computer modeling. In the past, Happer has argued that global warming and an increase in carbon dioxide is good for mankind. Hes also compared the demonization of carbon dioxide to the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler. Rumors that Happer was being considered for the role of president Donald Trumps science advisor spread after the climate change skeptic …

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How US, Indonesia can both win from strengthening ties

April 22, 2017

(CNN)The penultimate stop on US Vice president Mike Pence’s tour to Asia was to Indonesia, a strategic move that should send positive signs about the Trump administration’s engagement to trade in the region. The largest country in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is important to the US as it is a vibrant democracy with a young and productive population and strong growth potential. It also has the world’s largest Muslim population and is known to practice religious tolerance. The US …

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Trevor Noah Has Proof That Donald Trump Is Always High

April 22, 2017

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Trump Is Even Less Popular Than United Airlines

April 21, 2017

United made headlines earlier this month aftera passenger was violently dragged off a flight to make room for an employee. Now a new poll from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling found that the airline had a slightly higher approval rating than the president. Thats pretty much the only bright spot for United; the poll also found that 40 percent believed it was the worst airline in the country. American was a distant second at 10 percent. The presidents numbers were similar to recent …

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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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How the Paris police shooting could shape the French election

April 21, 2017

… president? French election: Le Pen, Macron… or Mlenchon? Opinion: The frightening similarities between the US and French elections “Not everything has been done to protect our citizens. What we need is the resources to make sure we can combat the Islamist terrorism. I don’t want our youth to get used to living with this danger. Naivety is over,” she said. Candidates have just one day before French law brings an end to campaigning ahead of the first round of voting …

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The beginner’s guide to the French elections

April 20, 2017

(CNN)France is about to pick a new president. That’s nice, you say, but you’re still recovering from the tectonic shifts of 2016. (Brexit! Trump!) You really should pay attention, though. One of Europe’s most important countries could end up being run by a far-right leader or someone who’s never held elected office. Either way, the result will ripple across the globe. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming vote. Why should you care? If …

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China criticizes North Korea, praises US on nuclear issue

April 20, 2017

… MUST WATCH Trump: North Korea pushed off by past presidents “China firmly opposes any words or actions that would escalate rivalry and tension,” Lu said. US president Donald Trump has been pressing China to rein in North Korea, suggesting that doing so could ease US-China relations over trade and other issues. Experts point out that China also wants to prevent North Korea from becoming a full-fledged nuclear power — and certainly wants to prevent a war on …

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Bashar al-Assad and Kim Jong Un: A tale of two dictators

April 20, 2017

(CNN)In its first 100 days, the Trump Administration has found itself in confrontation with two dictators: Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Though they rule vastly different countries on opposite sides of the world, their regimes share some striking similarities. Family business The leaders of Syria and North Korea bothinherited their positions from their fathers: Hafez al-Assad and Kim Jong Il. Their family dynasties have ruled countries of roughly …

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Jake Tapper Nails The Hypocrisy In Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Order

April 20, 2017

The president just signed an executive order to buy American, CNNs Jake Tapper said on The Lead on Tuesday in a clip posted online by Media Matters. So wait, does that mean that he wants me to stop buying Trump products? The presidents executive order includes a review of the H-1B visa program for highly skilled foreign workers. It does not include a review of the H-2B program, which Trump companies have used to hire more than 1,100 foreign workers since 2000, according to Reuters. More …

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Florida State Senator Drops Racist, Profanity-Laden Rant On Colleagues

April 19, 2017

The vulgar rant reportedly occurred during a private conversation over drinks Monday at a members-only club in Tallahassee, two senators told the publication. Artiles was speaking with fellow state Sens. Audrey Gibson (D) and Perry Thurston (D), who are both black, when he said that six n****rs had helped get Senate president Joe Negron (R) elected. Negron is white. Patricia Mazzei.And he called Negron a pussy. The Florida Times-Union reported Tuesday that it spoke with four people present …

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