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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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey meets disease survivors – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… protection equipment suit (PPE), when working amidst the crisis gripping the country. The nursing staff had their names written on their suits, so they could identify one another and it is for that reason, and not Pauline’s face, that Mbalu, now 17, remembers her. “The first time I saw Pauline, she looked like a devil,” Mbalu says, referring to the PPE suit. Image caption Mbalu says that after being cared for by Pauline Cafferkey, she too wants to be a nurse Image …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… Arizona Republican Rep. Martha McSally said that the rhetoric in the country had reached such levels that civil debate was all but impossible. “Things are enflamed to such a hot point right now,” she said, bemoaning the “rhetoric, the hatred, the vitriol, the inability to have a discussion about sincerely held beliefs and debate them but not be disagreeable with each other.” But is there any real reason to believe anything will change? After all, when normal politics …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… traditional Labour areas, which Mrs May was banking on to win a big majority. Like the social care U-turn, or the pledge to bring back grammar schools, it may have given anyone flirting with backing the Tories for the first time in their lives a reason not to switch their vote. 10) Events Theresa May wanted the election to be about Brexit but the terror attacks in Manchester and London changed the course of the campaign. Suddenly it was all about security and anti-terror policy. This should have …

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Anger in Taiwan as China poaches another diplomatic ally

June 14, 2017

… calling Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen — the first contact between a US president or president-elect and Taiwan’s leaders. However, Trump has since affirmed US commitment to the One China policy — a set of protocols that have governed US-China relations for decades. Panama gave no specific reason for the split but China has been investing in the country, which is home to Panama canal — a crucial shipping route. “I have ratified it because it is the correct …

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Bill Maher Is A Dangerous White Man

June 12, 2017

… which will save us, but rather deep, occasionally dark peers inward.” The parade of black bodies on-screen was discomforting, if for no other reason than the suggestion that black people can, should, and must instill humanity and anti-racist ideology into oppressive, white counterparts. The onus of reconciliation frequently rests with the victims, as though racism and oppression is always some passive, unconscious act to which its perpetrators are blind. Had Bill Maher elected to host …

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Filippo Minelli uses smoke to spotlight political and social issues

June 9, 2017

… The opposite side of Minelli’s work involves large, colorful flags that recall both nation-state and political movement — yet ultimately point to neither. Emblazoned with nonsensical maxims like “Rise for No reason” and “No More Opinions,” these banners seem to suggest that our political responses to serious problems may be just as incoherent as the crises themselves. He asks pedestrians to wave the flags — creating a public scene where the very point …

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Gulf rift: Qatar ‘not ready to surrender’

June 9, 2017

… as well as its manipulation and evasion of its commitments and treaties” as the reason for its actions. Qatar’s foreign minister has insisted his country was combating terror financing and “protecting the world from potential terrorists.” More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsPRO AGENCY WEBSITE SPECIAL Grab our Insta video Agency Pro Downsell1 and start charging RECURRING FEE to the local businesses.Unstoppable IM Inner Circle Revamply Premium Revamply …

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Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A ‘Liberal’ Agenda

June 3, 2017

For some reason or another, this issue of climate change has emerged as a paramount issue for the left in this country and around the world, Pence said. Its long been a goal of the liberal left in this country to advance a climate change agenda. Hes also disregarding that some of his fellow Republicans have also urged action on what he describes as the climate change agenda. Recent polls also show that many Republican voters including those who sided with Trump in the 2016 election …

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9 Times Donald Trump Twisted Facts In His Speech Quitting Paris Accord

June 2, 2017

… the contrary, legal experts said the U.S. could have negotiated a lower emissions target while remaining in the voluntary agreement. Kevin Lamarque / Reuters 3. China can do whatever they want for 13 years. Not us. The implication here is that China plans to continue increasing its emissions. But a last year found that Chinese emission have peaked and were forecast to fall by 1 percent in 2017. The accuracy of official Chinese data is often called into question, with good reason. But a …

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Election blind dates: Peter Stringfellow and Mary Beard – BBC News

June 2, 2017

… rogue. He listens. I wish I’d landed a few more killer blows against some of the things on which we disagreed. And I do suspect that some of my friends will think that I didn’t give him a hard enough time on the feminism. First impression: I was so expecting it to be [businessman] James Dyson for some reason. I had to do a triple take and I thought “Oh, it’s Peter Stringfellow, isn’t it?” What did you talk about?: We talked about Tories, Jeremy Corbyn, …

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The Definition Of Hell For Each Myers-Briggs Personality Type

… argue or reason with them. INFP Your deepest thoughts and feelings are exposed to a large audience and everyone thinks that you’re pathetic and unoriginal. INTJ Every time you open your mouth to say something intelligent, something entirely idiotic comes out instead. ESFJ Someone you love is in dire need of practical help and you cant give it to them. Worse yet, they think youre refusing to help them out of pettiness and theyre mad at you. ESFP You are stuck in a room by yourself for the …

May 25, 2017
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Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

… relations between the Israeli and Palestinian leadership. David Makovsky, a Ziegler distinguished fellow at The Washington Institute and director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process, who was involved in those talks, said a failure to agree over the five core issues (borders, security issues, Jerusalem, refugees and mutual recognition) was the reason for the breakdown. “We couldn’t create that diagram where they all overlapped on these five issues,” Makovsky …

May 23, 2017
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Has the North East forgotten Margaret Thatcher? – BBC News

The name doesn’t seem to mean much to them. It would have been a different story 36 years ago, when the Thatcher government closed Consett’s steel works, with the loss of 3,700 jobs. The devastation inflicted on this remote town high on the edge of the Pennines, where unemployment soared to 36%, made the national news and became a symbol of the harsh medicine the Thatcher government thought it had to administer to Britain’s heavy industries. It sowed the seeds for the …

May 22, 2017
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Now it’s up to the special counsel

Washington (CNN)A bad day for the White House could turn out to be a good day for justice and democratic accountability and institutions. Robert Mueller’s appointment Wednesday as special counsel to probe Russian election meddling and any collusion by Trump campaign aides elevates the investigation clear of partisanship and the threat of White House interference. It therefore may offer the best chance for a politically bulletproof accounting of the guilt or innocence of members of the …

May 18, 2017
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James Clapper: Defending democracy from Trump

(CNN)Last week, when he testified before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee, James Clapper, former director of national intelligence, had the disposition of someone who looked like he had retired for a reason and planned to go straight back. He made his points, answered many questions and perhaps hoped that would be the end of his contribution on the Trump/Russia story. There should be little doubt that the extraordinary days that followed his original testimony — most notably, almost …

May 16, 2017
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