With America No Longer A ‘Friend,’ Angela Merkel Looks To China As New Partner

July 6, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Berlin this week for whats been described as a highly-symbolic state visit. Welcoming Xi on Wednesday, Merkel said the meeting happening just days before the start of the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg was a good opportunity for the two countries to expand and broaden our extensive strategic relations. She did not elaborate on these comments, but her words have been interpreted as…

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Inside the secret and lucrative world of ‘the super tutor’ – BBC News

July 5, 2017

The next thing he knew, he was being woken up by the mother standing over him, shouting “You think this is some kind of holiday?”. Given the high fees charged by such tutors and the intense competition for places at top British schools it’s perhaps not surprising that tensions can sometimes run high. “In an already privileged world, tutoring is an extra level of pushing,” he says. Image copyright Getty…

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‘Babe’ actor and activist will serve one week in jail for climate protest

July 4, 2017

Actor and activist.Image: Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock The friendly farmer from Babe is facing jail time for a cause. James Cromwell, a climate activist, was sentenced to one week in jail for his arrest during a protest at a New York power plant in 2015. Two other environmental activists, Pramilla Malick and Madeline Shaw, were also sentenced by a judge in Wawayanda, N.Y. Cromwell helped stage a sit-in at a natural gas…

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The headstones with unusual stories to tell – BBC News

July 3, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images In 1703, Hannah Twynnoy became Britain’s first recorded victim of a tiger. She was a barmaid at the White Lion in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, when a travelling menagerie set up in the pub’s large rear yard, ready to attract paying crowds. Hannah was warned against upsetting the tiger but she enjoyed bothering and poking at the big cat – until one day it discovered the cage door…

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Chiropractor’s Car Seat Hack May Just Change Your Life

July 2, 2017

Despair no more, parents. One chiropractic doctor is changing the baby seat game. As seen in the video below, Puente first squats down so that she can use her knees not her back to help her lift the carrier, which is facing backward. Then, she loops her hand through one side of the car seat carriers handle. This technique, Puente says, is a lot easier than letting the top of…

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2 Killed, 4 Injured In Mishap At Florida Coal Power Plant

June 30, 2017

The workers were carrying out maintenance on a tank containing slag, a byproduct of coal, when the incident occurred at Tampa Electrics Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach, Tampa Electric and Emera Company spokeswoman Cherie Jacobs told a news conference. Rescue workers received a call at about 4:20 p.m. local time about a possible explosion at the plant. They found two workers dead and four injured when they arrived,…

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10 miscarriages in 10 years: One couple’s heartbreak – BBC News

June 25, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“I want to look at a child and see my husband looking back up at me” Jen Bickel and her husband Andrew are no strangers to heartache, having suffered 10 miscarriages in as many years. The 39-year-old, from Cardiff, has endured several rounds of punishing IVF, two ectopic pregnancies resulting in surgery, and she is still no closer to finding out the…

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Dad Of Missing 5-Year-Old California Boy Arrested In His Murder

June 24, 2017

Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department homicide investigators seized Aramazd Andressian, 35, Friday afternoon and hes being held in jail in lieu of $10 million bail. Hell be returned from Las Vegas to Los Angeles afterextradition proceedings, according to a sheriffs department statement. Andressians estranged wife called police April 22 when he failed to return their son after a trip to Disneyland. The boy, Aramazd Andressian Jr., was last spotted on…

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Accidental Alert Warns California Of An Earthquake That Happened In 1925

June 23, 2017

The automatically generated report from the U.S. Geological Survey indicated that a magnitude 6.8 quake would occur in the Pacific Ocean 10 miles west of Santa Barbara. As a frame of reference, a magnitude 6.9 earthquakein 1989 killed 63 people and caused $6 billion of damage in California. This should seem like good news, but the false alarm still sent shockwaves through social media. Many automated tweets, synced with the…

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Otto Warmbier’s Family And Friends Remember Student With The ‘Biggest Heart Of Anyone’

June 21, 2017

I never saw him in a bad mood, Danica White, Warmbiers high school English teacher in Wyoming, Ohio, told HuffPost. He is the epitome of the kind of student wanted in a classroom. Sallee Ann Ruibal, a former classmate of Warmbiers who graduated with him from Wyoming High School, wrote about his nondiscriminatory friendliness and unending charisma. She said Warmbier felt like everyones friend, a man who would go out…

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

June 19, 2017

For the past 10 years, The Met has hosted a group exhibition entitled P.S. Art, featuring artwork from a variety of media highlighting the innovation and skill emerging from public art education programs in and around New York City. On opening night, the young artists were given lanyards to distinguish them from the hundreds of visitors clamoring to get a glimpse of the work. Visitors were encouraged to approach any…

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London Fire: How one Grenfell Tower resident escaped – BBC News

June 16, 2017

Image copyright Reuters I rang the fire service and they told me to get out. They said “Wrap a wet towel around yourself and get out of the block.” But I opened the door and the smoke was so thick I couldn’t. I tried to leave the flat three times and each time the smoke was too thick. Image caption 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters tackled the blaze I…

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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…

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Ted Nugent: ‘I’m Not Going To Engage In Hateful Rhetoric Anymore’

June 16, 2017

I have reevaluated my approach, he told Curtis Sliwa and Eboni Williams on ABC radio in New York. He said he was a street fighter who used certain harsh terms. But he said he plans to watch himself now. And I encourage even my friends/enemies on the left in the Democrat and liberal world that we have got to be civil to each other, that the whole world is watching…

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

June 14, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images This was Theresa May’s election – the Conservatives were some way off in the distance, if they were visible at all, at the start of the campaign. But was she the right kind of candidate to be placed front and centre like this? Katie Perrior, Mrs May’s former director of communications thinks not. Writing in the Times, she said: “If you run a presidential-style campaign with…

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Remembering Jo Cox: Her family one year on – BBC News

June 13, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJo Cox’s parents: ‘We have to stay positive’ On 16 June 2016, Labour MP Jo Cox was shot and stabbed in her constituency. Now, as the anniversary of her death approaches, her parents and sister say they are still learning to cope with the loss. As Jean Leadbeater, Jo’s mother, waits to welcome us at her front door, the first thing she…

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Sanders Movement Plots Democratic Party Takeover At Weekend Gathering

June 13, 2017

They wanted to know Sanders advice for talking to kids about climate change, overcoming Republican gerrymandering in the South and how to deal with losing elections, something a questioner comically noted Sanders knew a thing or two about from his early years in politics. Thank you very much, Kendrick, Sander deadpanned, eliciting laughs from the audience. Kendrick makes a good point: Dont get locked into a moment, because things change…

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Hundreds Of Young Russians Arrested En Masse At Nationwide Protests

June 13, 2017

In a crackdown meant to quell a movement of youthful activism, many of the arrests appeared to target students and young people, watchdog groups reported. Navalny, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin who has crusaded against corruption, was arrested before he could join the protests and sentenced in a midnight hearing to 30 days in jail, his second such sentence this year. Before this weeks event, he used a…

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Chilling Video Shows Moment Serial Killer’s Chained Hostage Is Freed From Crate

June 12, 2017

My necks attached to the wall, Brown, 30, can be heard telling Spartanburg County Sheriffs Office deputies after they used a blow torch and crowbar to breakinto the crate last November. Were getting the bolt cutters, honey, says one of the officers. Youre okay, were here, says another. Todd Kohlhepp shot Charlie Carver three times in the chest, wrapped him in a blue tarp, put him in the bucket of…

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Was Basically The ‘Hamilton’ Of The Tonys This Year

June 12, 2017

Dear Evan Hansen was awarded Best Musical at the Producer Stacey Mindich accepted the honor, highlighting in her speech the shows central theme about wanting to belong.The cast including breakout star and newly minted Tony winner Ben Platt also performed the musicals central number, Waving Through a Window. It wasnt the total award sweep ofHamilton: An American Musical, which picked up 11 awardsin the 2016 ceremony, but Dear Evan Hanson…

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Japan Passes Law Allowing Emperor Akihito To Abdicate

June 10, 2017

Akihito, 83, who has had heart surgery and treatment for prostate cancer, said in rare public remarks last year he feared age might make it hard for him to continue to fulfill his duties. POOL New / Reuters The soft-spoken Akihito, the first Japanese emperor who was never considered divine, has worked for decades at home and abroad to soothe the wounds of World War Two, fought in his father…

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London Mayor: UK Shouldn’t Host Donald Trump On A State Visit

June 6, 2017

Following the deadly terrorist attack in London over the weekend that killed seven people and injured 48, Trump sent out a series of tweets about the incident, one of which misquoted Khan and lashed out at him. Trumps tweet came under sharp criticism as other world leaders sent messages of support and solidarity to the U.K. Amid the backlash, Trump followed up with yet another tweet attacking Khan. I dont…

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Totoro The Mystical Creature Is Getting Its Very Own Theme Park

June 5, 2017

The governor of Japans Aichi prefecture announced Thursday that it isbuilding an entire theme park based on director Hayao Miyazakis cult classic animated film My Neighbor Totoro in partnership with Studio Ghibli Inc., according to The Japan Times. My Neighbor Totoro, released in 1988, follows the story of two sisters who move to an old house in the countryside while their mother is in a nearby hospital. Satsuke and Mei…

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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…

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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…

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California GOP Mayor Says Attracting Asians And The Gays Helps Reduce Crime

June 1, 2017

In a recentinterview with Vice magazine, Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parrissaid that increasing the Asian population and the gays, as he called members of the LGBTQ community,can do a lot of good for a city like Lancaster, which, as Vice pointed out, is now known for its neo-Nazis and meth labs. Parris, whos been described by friends as a staunch, conservative, Republican, no bull kind of guy, according to a…

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