How the LAPD has changed 25 years after the riots

April 29, 2017

… American Civil Liberties Union joined a lawsuit against LAPD over what they describe as a “systemic violation” of California’s public records law. The suit accuses the agency of not responding to requests within the time frame mandated by the law or ignoring inquiries altogether. But whatever its faults in 2017, longtime critics of the department say it’s miles away from where it was in 1992. “Are there still problems? Oh yeah,” Rice said. “I can show …

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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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How US, Indonesia can both win from strengthening ties

April 22, 2017

… time specifically mentioned restrictions on agriculture imports and licensing and local content in mobile technology. Indonesia also remains on the priority watch list of the United States Trade Representative Special 301 report, which monitors the global state of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement. What is important to Indonesia is that a win-win strategic partnership is one which not only focuses on the issues and problems, but can build on the high complementarity …

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The beginner’s guide to the French elections

April 20, 2017

… images of killings by ISIS on Twitter (a no-no in France). The European Parliament said she could be prosecuted for that. Macron’s had to apologize for condemning France’s colonial past in Algeria and dismiss talk of an alleged affair. Immigration This is the biggie. It’s what’s driving everything else in this election. Many voters think current immigration policies have worsened France’s unemployment problems and contributed to the deadly terror …

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Court blocks Arkansas from using lethal injection drug

April 15, 2017

(CNN)Plans by Arkansas to execute a group of inmates before the end of the month ran into more problems Friday. Pulaski County Judge Wendell Griffen issued a temporary restraining order that stops the state from using a certain drug for lethal injections. The supplier of the drug argued it wasn’t supposed to be used for capital punishment. It’s unclear what effect the ruling will have on the state’s plans to execute the men. …

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Chinese Media Can’t Stop Making Fun Of Donald Trump

April 15, 2017

One of Trumps reversals came on the issue of Chinese monetary policy. While he had previously accused Beijing of being world champions of currency manipulation, he reversed that position after a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Chinese media has referred to Trumps election a democracy malfunction, compared him to Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler, called himas ignorant as a childandmocked his spelling problems.During the presidential campaign, media in the country called Trump …

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House Republicans Were Handed A Historic Opportunity. They’re Blowing It.

April 7, 2017

… one thing they dont have is a majority. Tom Williams via Getty Images Democrats urged Republicans to reach across the aisle to work out legislation. He added that the answer on health care was obvious: If they want to deal with real problems, they can sit down with some of us. I see more of Speaker Ryan on TV than I do in the chamber. Not an idea, nothing, not even a vote, he continued. Our side did go. And they refused to do anything, he said. That line of attack doesnt exactly …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… robirds are basically robotic birds of prey. They look like and fly like real falcons and we use them to chase away other birds from areas like airports. Birds and aircrafts go badly together. Birds can cause problems in many areas, like the agriculture industry, the oil and gas industry. They’re basically a drone, but not your everyday drone. The robirds mimic the flight envelop of a natural bird. We had to create a flight (ph) computer that was capable of thinking like a bird. The …

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The enduring appeal of Adrian Mole, aged 50 – BBC News

April 2, 2017

Image caption Stephen Mangan played Mole in The Cappuccino Years Stephen Mangan played Mole in the 2001 TV adaption of Townsend’s The Cappuccino Years and worked closely with the writer on bringing him to life on screen. Now aged 48, he began reading the Secret Diary as a teenager. “Obviously when you read it as a 13 or 14-year-old you miss some of the nuances, but what’s so clever about the books is that you get so many different perspectives,” he says. …

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In coach’s rant, a lesson for parents and athletes

March 23, 2017

(CNN)If you’ve been on Facebook this week, chances are you’ve seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. UConn hasn’t lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title. Even after more than 30 years as head coach at UConn, Auriemma said that recruiting “enthusiastic kids is harder than it’s ever been.” In the video, he said that …

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Chinese park installs facial recognition software to stop toilet paper thieves

March 22, 2017

Beijing (CNN)It seems like the pettiest of powder room problems, but apparently toilet paper theft has gotten so bad at the Temple of Heaven Park in Beijing, authorities have installed facial recognition software in the stalls. In order to get a few sheets, visitors now need to make eye contact with a computer before the dispenser spits out a serving of TP. The facial recognition program keeps the dispenser from offering another round to the same person; if you need more, you reportedly need …

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The Story Of 2 Families And The Real-life Impact of Obamacare Repeal

March 20, 2017

… program that, under Republican legislation, the state government could set up to help people with serious medical problems. But high-risk pools existed before the Affordable Care Act and they rarely ended up with many enrollees, either because limited funds forced states to cap enrollment or because the coverage itself was not very attractive. North Carolina had one such program. It had premiums up to twice as high as regular commercial rates, and it wouldnt pay for treatment of pre-existing …

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

March 17, 2017

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump, health care failure is not your only option. You can still work with Democrats to repair problems with the Affordable Care Act, top Democratic senators said Thursday. That has led some Republicans, including Trump himself, to suggest in recent days that perhaps the law could collapse on its own, and then Democrats would have to come up with a solution. There is one large problem with the Obamacare death spiral theory, and that is that the recent …

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Trade Minister: How Nigeria can kick oil habit and become a global player

March 16, 2017

(CNN)“Never waste a good crisis” is a motto for Dr. Okechukwu “Okey” Enelamah, the Nigerian minister of industry, trade and investment. Right now, he has plenty to work with. One of the largest economies in Africa is shrinking. Collapsing oil revenue has plunged Nigeria into a full-year recession for the first time since 1991, and caused a damaging foreign currency shortage. …

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