Record Numbers of Venezuelans Seek Asylum In the U.S. Amid Political Chaos

June 22, 2017

Some 8,300 Venezuelans applied for U.S. asylum in the first three months of 2017, which, as the Associated Press points out, puts the country on track to nearly double its record 18,155 requests last year. Around one in every five U.S. applicants this fiscal year is Venezuelan, making Venezuela Americas leading source of asylum claimants for the first time, surpassing countries likeChina and Mexico. Traditionally we have seen a direct correlation between human rights violations in Venezuela …

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Physician Says Racist ‘White Doctor’ Rant Reflects Larger Issue In Canada

June 22, 2017

… student, as a resident and even as a practitioner. Its heartbreaking, she told the news station. You think that youre a Canadian,that this is your country, this is where you belong. And when someone accuses you that way or treats you that way, you feel like an alien. Alam also noted that she was taught to deal with hostile patients only in general and not specifically how to handle racist patients. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVideo Course – Cash Kit PRO Finally! …

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Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff Falls Short In Bid For U.S. House Seat

June 21, 2017

… overcome the districts deep-seated Republican leanings. It was really all about the Republican candidate Karen Handel getting her Republican base to show up in force, said Kerwin Swint, chair of the political science department at Kennesaw State University, just outside Atlanta. Thats what made the difference. Jon Ossoff was successful in eating into that base but obviously not quite enough to put him over the top. Joe Raedle/Getty Images country club Republicans Barack Obama $51.9 …

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6 Tactics For Dealing With Political Stress

June 21, 2017

Also, it reported the first significant increase in the overall average stress level among Americans since the survey began 10 years ago, based on responses from last August to January. This ranges from [Donald] Trump supporters concerned that the country is not united behind the presidency, to those who believe the president is taking the country down an ill-advised path, he said. Changes in how our government is run, changes between individuals and their beliefs, and the interpretation of …

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News Daily: Van hits crowd near mosque – BBC News

June 19, 2017

… week’s disaster. Macron wins parliamentary majority It’s not the landslide many predicted, but French President Emmanuel Macron’s party has won a clear majority in the country’s parliamentary elections. His centrist La Republique En Marche group, with its MoDem ally, took more than 300 seats in the 577-member National Assembly. But voter turnout hit a record low – just 42%. Analysis: Macron’s conquest is complete. What now? By Hugh Schofield, in Paris The …

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A First-Grader’s Picasso-Like Painting Is Now Hanging At The Met

June 19, 2017

… every 10 artists is selected; she hopes to see that ratio grow over time. Another longterm goal is building awareness of these kinds of exhibitions those that value local community and the universality of artistic expression as opposed to the fabled genius of the dead, white chosen few. Its not as if these projects havent been happening all around the country, Jackson-Dumont said. And yet you can probably count on your hands the number of times you read about something like this. People, I …

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Britain’s ‘longest-married’ couple celebrate anniversary – BBC News

June 19, 2017

… didn’t think he would ever see her again. It is so fortunate that a room became available at Margaret’s home. “It has been a real battle trying to keep them together. Ken gave his life for his country and he deserves to be able to be with his wife. “They are a very loving couple and we are so proud to have celebrated their 80th anniversary with them.” More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsEmail Jeet 2 LITE Annual Email Jeet is your captive email …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… his broken English. Hed tell me, I didnt mind that, because I knew that someday in the future, you were going to have a better life, she recalled. His sacrifice has been weighing on Marcario lately. She isnt a parent herself, but she thinks of her young cousins, nieces and nephews. She wants them to inherit a planet with a stable climate and normal sea levels a country that still has some pristine wilderness left. Her job running a privately held company with roughly $800 million in annual …

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Cuban Government Says Trump Will Not Weaken The Revolution

June 17, 2017

… release political prisoners and hold free and fair elections. We have serious worries about the respect and guarantee of human rights in that country, Havana said, citing reports of police abuse, gun crime, racial discrimination, lack of public healthcare, gender-based wage inequality and torture at the Guatnanamo Naval base. But it should not be expected that to that end, Cuba will make compromises to its very sovereignty, it said. The Cuban people will continue deciding itself on the …

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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey meets disease survivors – BBC News

June 16, 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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Pentagon Reportedly To Send Nearly 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

June 16, 2017

The news comes a day after President Donald Trump reportedly gave Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in the country in an effort to combat the spread of insurgent groups like the Islamic State and the Taliban. There are currently about 8,400 U.S. troops officially stationed in Afghanistan and an additional 2,000 not included in official tallies. The Pentagon refuted the AP report in a statement to Reuters late Thursday, saying no decisions have been made regarding …

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The Revolutionary Street Art Project That Inspired Banksy And Empowered A City’s Youth

June 15, 2017

… them. Nation believes police thought the club was some kind of Axis of Evil that was the main meeting point for all of Bristols illegal graffiti writers and a place where other writers from across the country would come. They charged several artists with criminal damage. Nation himself was charged with suspicion of conspiracy to incite individuals to commit criminal damage. Several artists were found guilty of criminal damage and received fines. Nations charge, however, was dropped on …

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Sanders Movement Plots Democratic Party Takeover At Weekend Gathering

June 13, 2017

… People’s Summit on Saturday. Other points of pride were the majority support for a $15 minimum wage among congressional Democrats, and the small but growing consensus in the party behind single-payer health insurance, a version of which the California state Senate recently passed. People are organizing all over the country right now … and we are developing the action plan, said Winnie Wong, a co-founder of the People for Bernie and a top conference organizer. So we are occupying …

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Hundreds Of Young Russians Arrested En Masse At Nationwide Protests

June 13, 2017

… participants. Dramatic footage showed police dressed in riot gear dragging protesters away, arresting others and at times getting violent amid a sea of young faces. Many young Russians have only known their country with Putin at or near the helm. The former KGB agent has been either prime minister or president for 17 years and is likely to win an election next year to another six-year term. Rather than responding to legitimate public demands for accountable government, the Russian …

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Bill Maher Is A Dangerous White Man

June 11, 2017

… desensitizes his audience to race matters throughout the country, which black people (and all people of color, more broadly) can ill afford. And with people of color frequently relying upon white allies to serve as vehicles toward racial progress, the prospect of continued national apathy to our plight and dismissal of our grievances is an ill omen. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson was not originally scheduled to appear on last nights episode of Real Time With Bill Maher. Dyson, a friend of the …

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Election results 2017: May to finalise cabinet amid DUP talks – BBC News

June 10, 2017

… had a “strong relationship” and that she intended to form a government which could “provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country”. DUP leader Arlene Foster confirmed she had spoken to Mrs May and that they would speak further to “explore how it may be possible to bring stability to this nation at this time of great challenge”. Mrs May’s decision to seek a deal with the DUP has prompted concerns from some Tories. …

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Trump’s Climate Withdrawal Is An Impeachable Offense

June 9, 2017

… makes himself guilty of what looks like a grave crime against humanity, the planet Earth, and future generations, Uffe Elbk, former Danish minister of culture and leader of Denmarks Green Party, said. The House of Representatives Should Impeach Trump The fact that virtually every other country in the world, as well as U.S. states and cities, corporations and activists worldwide are taking steps on their own to slow the changing climate does not absolve Trump from his crime. Meanwhile, we …

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Efforts Prompt Mexico To Commit To Saving Rare Porpoise

June 8, 2017

Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto, actor Leonardo DiCaprio and billionaire Carlos Slim met Wednesday to mark the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that will spark new efforts to save the animal, which researchers worry could becomeextinct by next year. Last month DiCaprio launched a Twitter campaign aimed at Mexican officials to encourage them to take action, an effort that led Pea Nieto to declare the country was focusing all its efforts to prevent the extinction of the species. …

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The ‘Boy In The Ambulance’ Emerges In Interviews With Pro-Assad Media

June 7, 2017

… Mohammad Kheir Daqneesh, on a couch in an Aleppo home. Other photos on Allouches Facebook account show the journalist wearing a shirt with the image of Assads face. According to Ruptlys report, Daqneesh had concluded that the footage was used by opposition-supporters for the purpose of propaganda. Another video taken by the Russian news station shows Omranwaving the Syrian national flag. They are the ones who hurt us and our country and displaced the people, Daqneesh said. Omrans …

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‘Terrorism Has No Religion:’ Muslims Across The UK Slam London Attackers

June 5, 2017

Terrorism has no religion, Imam Abdul Quddus Arif, of the local Ahmadiyya Muslim community, told HuffPost UK on Sunday,slamming the assailants twisted beliefs. Basically, not in my name, not in the name of Islam. I want to make that very clear. Imam Abdul Quddus Arif from the local Ahmadiyya Muslim community speaks out against Islamic extremism. Arifs message was echoed by other Muslim organizations across the country, condemning Islamic extremism. Their warped view of the world doesnt …

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General Election 2017: The EU citizens in the UK who can’t vote – BBC News

June 4, 2017

I came here as a Masters student about five years ago. I think I chose the university rather than London – the London School of Economics had the best programme in my field. But I settled in right away. I met my friends, my boyfriend, and I work in public health policy. Now, I don’t have the same sense of loyalty to this country that I used to have. If I hadn’t met my boyfriend I might have already moved somewhere else. London feels very sympathetic, but smaller, …

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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

President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw from the Paris climate accord on Thursday with a White House speech that made the historic agreement sound like a trade deal, which it isnt. But that was just one of the thorns in his Rose Garden statement. The nonbinding pact to reduce planet-warming emissions, approved by every country but Syria and Nicaragua, commits its signatories to slashing greenhouse gas outputs and coming back to the negotiating table every five years to seek more …

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

June 2, 2017

… social exclusion in this country is so unfair that if higher taxation could solve that, surely that’s a good thing? Did you convince him on anything?: I thought the place I made the best hit actually was on taxation because I didn’t think that Peter had a very good answer to the absolute blatant unfairness of social division. I think I did rather better on taxation than I did on the feminist issues. I think he’s rather more practised at dealing with that actually. What about …

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Why the UK election isn’t exciting Americans – BBC News

May 31, 2017

… exercised too little power rather than too much: they wanted him to use his royal prerogative to overrule parliament over its much-hated tax regime. America’s royal obsession sometimes has the feel of a cargo cult on a small Polynesian island, but its faithful to the thinking of some of the country’s leading founding fathers. History. That’s what continues to fascinate Americans about Britain, not its modern-day politics. That’s evidenced by the enormous popularity of the …

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Manchester Attack: Family’s tribute to ‘just lovely’ Nell – BBC News

Fourteen searches are being carried out and 11 men remain in custody on suspicion of terror offences. The UK’s threat level has been reduced from critical to severe and police are guarding events across the country throughout the bank holiday weekend. ‘Loved life’ In the statement, the Jones family said: “Our Nell was just lovely. She was top class, she was clever and she was fun. She would have a go at anything and just loved life. “She had her dad and her …

May 28, 2017
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