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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Where the Mexico City Policy matters the most

April 30, 2017

… assistance at all from the us Agency for International Development, one of the largest contributors to international development assistance. Melesse says it’s going to have a huge impact. “We’re going to be losing around 100 million us dollars over the next three to four years.” ‘Unequivocal’ evidence Major reproductive care NGO Marie Stopes International says complying and removing safe abortion from its services isn’t an option. The evidence is …

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

April 30, 2017

… for the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system we will soon be deploying to Seongju, a system that Trump said costs about a billion dollars. Seems to me that he hadn’t done all his homework. I mean, the United States has already agreed to fund it. Replay More Videos … MusT WATCH Join us on Twitter and Facebook Finally, I don’t think the President fully understands the art of this particular deal. This deal is most decidedly not a zero-sum game. …

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

April 29, 2017

… Paterson’s victims Police said some of his victims believed Paterson wanted to “play God” with their lives and it is believed the surgeon may also have been driven by financial gain. As a result of his work, he owned a luxury home in Birmingham’s Edgbaston area, numerous properties in Cardiff and Manchester and a holiday home in the us. Paterson invented what he called a “cleavage-sparing mastectomy” – leaving breast tissue behind to achieve a better …

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How the LAPD has changed 25 years after the riots

April 29, 2017

… screens around the country, exposed what black residents of Los Angeles had known for a long time: the LAPD was broken. Twenty-five years later, expert observers say the LAPD is a department transformed — and that the change was made possible, in large part, by a consent decree, a police agreement with the federal government. The future of similar agreements with 15 us cities — including Ferguson, Missour; Cleveland and Baltimore — was thrown into question this month …

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UK drawing up post-Brexit sanctions plan – BBC News

April 29, 2017

… Freezing etc Act 2010 or the the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001. New legislation is needed to amend existing sanctions or introduce new ones after Brexit because the planned Great Repeal Bill would only be able to maintain current sanctions. National security agenda The White Paper says that “when the UK withdraws from the EU we will need new legal powers that are compliant with our domestic legal system. These will enable us to preserve and update UN sanctions, and to impose …

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7 days quiz: How did Tom Hardy prove himself a good citizen? – BBC News

April 28, 2017

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

April 28, 2017

… Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com, says: “ATMs will continue to evolve in terms of functionality, with increased use of the phone to access cash via the ATM. “While the long-term viability of ATMs might be threatened by a move to a cashless society, it is too soon to put them on the endangered species list.” He points out that if and when ATM usage declines in the us, fees are likely to rise for customers who use machines not in their bank’s network. …

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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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Arkansas executes Kenneth Williams, 4th inmate in a week

April 28, 2017

(CNN)Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in a week, ending a frantic schedule caused by the looming expiration of the state’s supply of lethal injection drugs. Kenneth Williams, 38, was initially sentenced to life in prison for the 1998 killing of a university cheerleader. He was later convicted of capital murder after he escaped from prison and killed a man. “I was more than wrong. The crime I perpetrated against you all was senseless,” Williams said in his last words …

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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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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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Three key lessons from the Pope’s TED talk

April 26, 2017

(CNN)For all the talk about Pope Francis’ techno-savvy — and 10 million Twitter followers ain’t bad for a 80-year-old churchman — he doesn’t seem sold on Silicon Valley’s endless promises. As he wrote in his 2016 encyclical, Laudate Si, all those tweets and selfies and vlogs can add up to a whole lot of “mental pollution” that distracts us from what is really important. “When media and the digital world become omnipresent, their influence …

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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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Is a US-North Korea war imminent?

April 26, 2017

(CNN)us warships and submarines are on the move. North Korea has carried out its largest ever live-fire drill. Washington and Pyongyang are trading inflammatory rhetoric on a weekly basis. Daily reports of the fragile situation fuel worries that war is imminent. But, has it really reached a point of no return? Just one spark Pence: I don’t see talks with N. Korea now Trump’s other public comments don’t help either. He often takes to Twitter to …

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Ivanka Trump heads to Berlin to work on special relationship

April 26, 2017

… including a panel appearances and dinner with Merkel. This is her first international trip since her father assumed office. (The President has yet to travel abroad himself.) Did Trump snub Merkel handshake? The schedule Following an overnight transatlantic flight, Trump kicks off a whirlwind day at the us Embassy in Berlin, where she will meet with embassy staff and their families. She then participates in a panel discussion on women’s empowerment and …

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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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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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Anti-Semitism Soared Last Year: ADL Study

April 25, 2017

A spate of bomb threats against Jewish community centers and schools, and vandalism at Jewish cemeteries in the U.S. this year have contributed to the surge, according to the Anti-Defamation Leagues report. What the data tells us is incontrovertible and why the Jewish community describes such heightened anxiety, ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt told The Huffington Post. Theres no doubt that theres a high degree of anxiety. Vandalized tombstones are seen at the Jewish Mount Carmel Cemetery, …

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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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Seven ways it helps to have rich parents – BBC News

April 23, 2017

… figure has grown steadily over the decades and has doubled since the 1930s, when just 38% of people expected an inheritance. Our data doesn’t allow us to look at those born in the 1980s or 90s, but there is no reason to think this trend has not continued. 7. But those with higher income are most likely to inherit Within each generation, most inherited wealth goes to those who are already comparatively well-off. Among the 1970s generation, nine out of 10 people whose income is in the top …

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

April 23, 2017

… were finally allowed back, in 1970, they had to start from scratch, plying their trade in tiny clubs and high school gymnasiums. “It was quite a humbling experience after being really successful before,” Davies recalls. Yet the us became the band’s lifeline in the 1970s, providing adulation, success and financial reward as interest dwindled at home. “We ended up playing Madison Square Garden in 1980, which is a sign you’ve made it back. So it was a 10-year …

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Was ITV’s The Nightly Show a success? – BBC News

April 22, 2017

… New” schedule. But, says Duthie, where The Nightly Show was concerned, it may have suffered due to its chosen timeslot. The most successful chat shows in the us start much later in the evening. “In the UK we’re much more conservative,” she says. “By 10:30pm, peak time is over. But if a show is on later, you’re catching people coming home from the pub late at night, and a lot of younger viewers.” She adds that part of the problem facing any new nightly …

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91 wildfires burn across Florida; thousands evacuated

April 22, 2017

(CNN)Thousands of homes have been evacuated as firefighters continue to battle 91 wildfires across Florida, the state’s forest service said. Since Thursday, more than 25,000 acres have burned in the state, Florida Forest Service spokesman Joe Zwierzchowski told CNN. “The state is really dry. Thank God we have the firefighters we have all around the state,” Florida Governor Rick Scott told reporters. Out of the 91 wildfires, two fires caused the evacuation of thousands of …

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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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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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