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

… own business. She has never voted. “I currently don’t vote because I don’t understand what I’m voting for,” she says. Fellow businesswoman, Chiara Stone, a 36-year-old mother of two, is also disaffected by politics. Image caption Iain Duncan Smith said the Commons can be a “bear pit” First stop was the House of Commons, for a tour with veteran Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith and a seat to watch that day’s debate. Both women said the …

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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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Progressives see reason for optimism after near-win in Georgia

April 19, 2017

Atlanta (CNN)Democrat Jon Ossoff’s progressive grassroots-fueled campaign will fall just short of the 50% he needed to avoid a runoff, CNN projected early Wednesday morning, in a closely watched special election for a House seat in reliably Republican Georgia. But even though their potential psychic victory has been muted somewhat, the left is still calling the result — one that leaves Ossoff with momentum headed into a June 20 runoff against Republican Karen Handel — a win. …

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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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Dr. David Dao’s United nightmare could be yours

April 12, 2017

… airport, and as a result, it must eject paying customers from the flight. Imagine if, failing to find volunteers, the airline selects random passengers to deplane instead, you included — and that when you refuse, saying you have responsibilities to patients back home, you’re physically yanked from your seat by security, slammed against an armrest, making you bleed, and dragged semiconscious down the aisle in full view of horrified passengers. Replay More Videos … …

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United Airlines overbooking fiasco should never have happened

April 12, 2017

… Facebook Instead, starting now, every major airline should announce to its customers that it will never bump a customer from a flight without their full approval. It would be great PR for the airlines. It doesn’t require any government regulation. Just ask yourself: how much would you pay to give up your seat? Julian Simon had the right idea 30 years. Time to bring it back. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsUltra Upgrade – High-Impact Animated Template Create …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… Northern Africa and Northern Europe. In the nation of Egypt Sunday, bombings at two Coptic Christian churches killed at least 43 people. The first blast took place during a service at St. George’s Church in the city of Tanta. Egypt’s state TV said a bomb was placed under a seat in the main prayer hall. And afterward, outside Mr. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in the city of Alexandria, a suicide bomber set off explosives after police reportedly stopped the attack from …

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An anatomically correct seat was installed to make a point about sexual harassment.

April 5, 2017

Anyone using the Mexico City Metro recently may have spotted an … odd seat on the train, a seat quite unlike the rest. Instead of a back, the seat’s plastic was molded into a person’s protruding torso. And instead of a flat bottom for sitting, the seat took on the form of that person’s thighs and penis. Obviously, it wasn’t the most comfortable or preferred seat on the train for riders. GIF via U.N. Women/YouTube. Above the seat was a sign …

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