Hong Kong handover: The protest symbols China’s scared of

June 26, 2017

… seeing anything that displeases him, drowning out the many Hong Kong protest songs might be a more difficult task. “Boundless oceans, vast skies,” a barnstorming ballad released in 1993 by the Hong Kong rock band Beyond has long been the unofficial anthem of the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement due to its lyrics about freedom and hope written by front man Wong Ka-kui, who died in a freak accident shortly after its release. While “Do you hear the people sing?” — a …

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Iraqi detainees in Michigan fear deportation

June 16, 2017

… members are fighting for the Iraqi families at risk of losing their loved ones. “Not only is it immoral to send people to a country where they are likely to be violently persecuted, it expressly violates United States and international law and treaties,” said Kary Moss, executive director for the ACLU of Michigan in a news release. “We are hoping that the courts will recognize the extreme danger that deportation to Iraq would pose for these individuals. Our immigration policy …

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Donald Trump hasn’t tweeted in a very long time

June 10, 2017

(CNN)Donald Trump is a big fan of Twitter. He sees it as a direct pipeline to supporters, an end run on the so-called “fake news” media. Which makes any extended period of time without a tweet from the President worth nothing. And we are in the midst of such a drought right now. This last 37 hours is not at all like those past Trump Twitter deserts. The last day and a half has seen not only the release of former FBI Director James Comey’s written testimony Wednesday …

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Second Lady Pence Pushes Bee Conservation, An Effort One Critic Labels ‘Hypocritical’

June 8, 2017

Pence and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdueunveiled the new hive home to a growing population of some 20,000 bees at an event Tuesday and urged Americans to do their own part to help reverse an ongoing worldwide decline in the bee population, according to a White House release. Friends of the Earth, called the White House request extremely hypocritical in light of the administrations proposed cuts to funding for environmental protection. In a statement accompanying the White House …

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Lawsuit Accuses Glass Artist Dale Chihuly Of Plagiarizing Work

June 4, 2017

The suit, filed by the lawyers of Michael Moi in King County Superior Court and the U.S. District Court for Western Washington, claims the prolific decorator of botanical gardens has been involved in a myriad of clandestine painting sessions with Moi, but has never compensated him or given him credit for his efforts, despite the artists promises otherwise. In a press release sent to HuffPost, Chihulys camp strongly refutes Mois claims, dubbing the lawsuit baseless. Moi also alleges …

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People Are Not Happy About This Body-Shaming Snow White Movie

June 1, 2017

… journey to find her lost father and learns not only to accept herself, but to celebrate who she is, inside and out. And to let the beauty within … shine brighter than anyone else in the land. Red Shoes and the 7 Dwarfs was previously scheduled for a summer 2017 release. Earlier this month, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Moretz was set to add her voice to the movie and that South Korean sales company Finecut would be introducing the film to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival. …

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Trump is picking the wrong battle on health care

(CNN)In the budget that President Donald Trump is expected to release Tuesday, CNN has reported that there will be $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid, which assumes that the reductions contained in the House health care bill become law. With all of the frenzied coverage of President Trump’s trip overseas and the ongoing investigation into “Russiagate,” one of the biggest stories of the day might have slipped under the radar. Dad with diabetic son confronts …

May 23, 2017
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Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

(CNN)Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump arrives in Israel Monday in search of what he has called “the ultimate deal”. But like so many US presidents who have believed it their duty to bring peace to the region, Trump will face a series of challenges, which have grown increasingly insurmountable. Seven years on since Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last held talks, the same issues remain — disagreements over borders, security, Jerusalem, a right of return …

May 23, 2017
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Driver charged with murder in Times Square crash

New York (CNN)Richard Rojas, the man who allegedly struck a group of pedestrians with his vehicle in Manhattan’s Times Square Thursday, has been arrested and charged with murder, 20 counts of attempted murder and five counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, according to a press release from the New York City Police Department. An 18-year-old woman was killed and at least 22 people were injured, city officials said. Police identified the woman as Alyssa Elsman, a resident of Portage, …

May 19, 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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Tucker Carlson: No Special Prosecutor Until Penn Station Men’s Room Is Clean

New York City Councilman Corey Johnson, a Democrat, was on Tucker Carlson Tonighton Tuesday to talk about a bill that wouldcompel Trump to release his tax returns. Its OK if you dont like Trump. Im not mad about that, Carlson said. But how about filling some potholes and arresting some public urinators. Seriously! Have you been in Penn Station recently? Carlson asked. Its like a homeless shelter. Its disgusting. Im serious. I go there every week. And thats yours? Penn Station is yours? …

May 17, 2017
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