One week. 52 senators. Can Mitch McConnell get it done?

June 23, 2017

Washington (CNN)The math isn’t there yet for Mitch McConnell. The swift rejection may be a negotiating ploy, but the public nature of it is a reminder for McConnell of the deep reservations running through his own conference on a proposal that conservatives do not believe goes far enough to repeal Obamacare — and the monumental challenge that lies ahead as he looks for 50 “yes” votes. Protesters dragged away from senator’s office …

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Jews, Christians and Muslims make holy ground in America’s heartland

June 20, 2017

Omaha, Nebraska (CNN)When most people think of Omaha, they imagine sizzling steaks, billionaire Warren Buffet or even former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning calling out before the snap. (Remember “Omaha-Omaha”?). A rabbi, a reverend and an imam (no, it’s not a setup joke) are partners in a decadelong quest to bring together the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — to share and worship on the same property. …

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Hospital designs that are changing the way you’re cared for

June 19, 2017

… hospital design. This is much more about the relationship between psychology and design.” Design beyond function Creating a calming environment is a top priority in hospitals and treatment centers, given that reduced stress has been shown to shorten patient stays. Firms have worked to bring nature into the patient experience with indoor and outdoor gardens, glazed exteriors that provide views and light, and the use of natural materials such as wood and stone. For the Kaiser Permanente …

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19 Epic, Endangered Places You Should Visit Before It’s Too Late

June 16, 2017

… framework; management systems/management plan 9 Mount Nimba Strict nature Reserve, Cte d’Ivoire and Guinea A post shared by Kammi Sheeler (@kammikim) on Apr 17, 2017 at 5:06am PDT UNESCO calls this striking reserve a “veritable water tower” because it’s full of natural springs and rises up above the surrounding savanna. Watch for chimps using stones as tools in the dense forests. Under threat due to: financial …

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Filippo Minelli uses smoke to spotlight political and social issues

June 9, 2017

… news broadcast: funnels of smoke signifying a fresh airstrike; clouds of tear gas billowing after a street protest. But Minelli colors the smoke in beautiful shades of pink, blue, green, and orange — an incongruity that invites his audience to take a second look. “I am acknowledging the nature of smoke and using it for another purpose, political and artistic,” he explains. It’s a tactic that’s gotten unpredictable results, the artist says. “In …

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Huge Landslide Buries Already Damaged California Highway

A massive landslide covered a section of Californias famous Highway 1 last weekend thats been beset by falling rocks and debris this year. Mother nature hard at work, said a tweet from Caltrans, the states transportation department. We were fearful that something could happen, Shivers told HuffPost.We didnt think it would be anything like this. The highway hugs the California coast for about 655 miles and normally is a popular scenic route for motorists. The slide went from bad to …

May 24, 2017
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Joss Whedon Replaces Zack Snyder On ‘Justice League’ After Family Tragedy

… on sharing the news of his daughters death, but due to the high-profile nature of his job, he had no choice. Joss Whedon will replace Zack Snyder on “Justice League.” What they are going through is unimaginable, and my heart our hearts go out to them, Warner Bros. Pictures president Toby Emmerich said.Were not introducing any new characters. Its the same characters in some new scenes. Hes handing the baton to Joss, but the course has really been set by Zack. I still believe …

May 24, 2017
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Can South Korea and China patch things up over THAAD?

Beijing (CNN)Jeong Min-young is worried. Since the beginning of the year, relations between Beijing and Seoul have soured over the deployment of a US missile defense system — THAAD — in South Korea. On the Chinese internet, patriotic citizens posted calls for boycotts of South Korean goods and even staged performative displays of destroying make-up and other popular products, generating approving columns in Chinese state media. …

May 18, 2017
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1.2 million adolescents’ deaths mostly preventable, report says

(CNN)More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year around the world — an average of 3,000 deaths per day — from causes that are largely preventable, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. The leading cause of deathamong 10- to 19-year-olds globally in 2015 was road injury, which killed more than 115,000 people, followed by lower respiratory infections and self-harm. When separated by age, sex and region, however, the leading causes of death differed …

May 16, 2017
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