Most Americans Don’t Think Religious-Based Discrimination Should Be Lawful

June 22, 2017

… Mormons, 58 percent of whom favored religiously based refusals in 2015. By the following year, just 42 percent were in favor and 52 percent were opposed. PRRI This change appears to be part of a larger shift in the way religious Americans view a number of LGBTQ issues. Most religious groups today support same-sex marriage, Jones added. The religious groups in which majorities oppose same-sex marriage make up less than 20 percent of the public. A majority of Americans in …

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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 ProductsSocial Zen 3 Accounts – The Ultimate …

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2 Elephants Team Up To Rescue Calf After It Plunges Into Pool

June 21, 2017

The moment the 11-month-old calf plunged head first into a watering hole at the Grand Park Zoo in Seoul, its mother and another elephant came running to help. As the rescue unfolded, a third elephant in a different enclosure was seen pacing anxiously, looking as if it was trying to find a way to join the rescue effort. (h/t Mashable) More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsMOBIMATIC – OTO3 [6-FIGURE MOBILE APP CONSULTANT CLUB] Join The Mobimatic Inner Circle Coaching …

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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 of his way to be kind. On Monday afternoon, Warmbiers parents, Fred and …

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Advertisers Are Actually Teaming Up To Fight Sexism. For Real.

June 20, 2017

… last year, most notably by revamping marketing of Axe body spray. Axe ads, reviled by most feminists for their blatant sexism and objectification of women, launched a new campaign urging men to find their magic a 180-degree shift from commercials that had featured hyper-sexualized women drooling over men who smelled nice. Unilever produces millions of ads, but it is now analyzing them for the way they portray women. The company will change its ads that communicate old-fashioned stereotypes, …

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News Daily: Van hits crowd near mosque – BBC News

June 19, 2017

Hello. Here’s your morning briefing: Brexit talks get under way Almost a year after the UK voted to leave the European Union, Brexit talks are finally starting. Brexit Secretary David Davis has promised a “deal like no other in history”, with subjects of early negotiations including the status of expats, the UK’s “divorce bill” and the Northern Ireland border. Things get started at about 11:00 BST. Grenfell Tower tragedy ‘preventable’ …

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Why These Religious Leaders Are Standing With Planned Parenthood

June 19, 2017

… work. Planned Parenthood / YouTube As a person of faith I believe that everybody should have access to health care, Rev. Timothy McDonald, III, Senior Pastor of the First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, said in the video. When people of faith speak up for reproductive justice, compassion becomes the order of the day. Together, these leaders, and the many other progressive religious voices who support Planned Parenthoods work, are proving that theres more than one way to be a …

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

June 19, 2017

… think, are now realizing that when you nurture young people in this way, you are nurturing the next generation of young innovators. PS Art Conversations about exhibitions like P.S. Art often end up in a similar space, discussing the indispensable impact of an arts education on a young and growing mind. Thework speaks to the quality of arts education we want to see erupting, Jackson-Dupont said. I continue to be blown away by the commitment teachers and educators have shown to include arts …

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

June 18, 2017

… state under consideration, said on Monday. If the administration moves forward with that plan, if he puts this plan before Congress, I will fight him every step of the way. Patagonia said it would also consider its legal options if Congress acts, but would likely have a tougher time with that. At the very least, the company said its already considering putting its efforts behind pro-environment candidates in the 2018 election. Marcario said she had no interest in directly funding individual …

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Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

… the Mediterranean Sea near Libya Thursday. The large number of boats intercepted on Thursday was no rare occurrence. In the past few months, a staggering number of migrants and refugees attempted the 70-miles crossing from Libya to Italy. More than migrants and refugees have arrived in Italy since January 2017, up 18 percent on the same period last year. At least people have died trying to reach Europe this year. Many more are believed to have perished while making their way across Sub Saharan …

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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey meets disease survivors – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… caption The Kerry Town centre has been demolished to make way for a hospital Image caption Pauline ran despite having a weak leg and sore joints as a result of her Ebola Image caption Isetu looks after her granddaughter Mariama and her seven siblings Related Topics Sierra Leone More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsProfitBuilder – Basic Profit Builder is the Ultimate LIVE Builder and Profit Generator for WordPress, giving users an Amazing “All in One” toolbox …

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

June 16, 2017

… I think some people might have taken it that way for sure. Yeah. During a 2007 performance, Nugent held up what appeared to be two machine guns and said that Obama could suck on my machine gun and that Clinton could ride one of these into the sunset. However, Nugent is now promising to turn down the volume on his rhetoric and called on others to do the same. Listen to the full interview here: Many found the image disrespectful, but it could have been worse: Nugent told The New York …

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Here’s What We Know About The U.S. Open Airship Crash

June 16, 2017

… follows airships when they are flying. It is unclear how many crew members were assisting AirSigns craft on ground, but a member of that team reportedly pulled the pilot from the wreckage, according to Wired. Pilots who have commercial licenses start training to be blimp pilots by working with ground crews and eventually work their way up to being airship pilots. Some companies require blimp pilots to complete a substantial amount of flight time before they are allowed to operate their …

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Going Wonder-ground: How Oh Wonder were inspired by conversations with strangers on the Tube – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… their solo careers by giving songs to other artists. In September 2014, they created a Soundcloud page and, prompted to describe themselves, wrote: “Writing duo, one song a month”. “We thought it was a good way to build up a portfolio over a year,” explains Josephine. Then their first song, Body Gold, amassed 100,000 plays in just three days. “We thought it was a fluke,” says Anthony. “But then we uploaded something the next month, and the same thing …

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

June 15, 2017

Little did the then 21-year-old youth worker know back in 1984 that his Aerosol Art Project at the Barton Hill Youth Center would go some way to shaping British and global street art over the coming years and decades. John Nation founded the project as a way to channel young people’s creativity in a positive and legal way. Here he is pictured painting at the center in the late 80s. Coincidentally, some of the 14 to 19-year-olds attending the center were also becoming interested in …

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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 a woman who doesn’t like media interviews, then you have to …

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Sanders Movement Plots Democratic Party Takeover At Weekend Gathering

June 13, 2017

… activists mobilized en masse to win delegate spots to the state convention, their preferred candidate for chair, Kimberly Ellis, lost by a handful of votes to establishment favorite Eric Bauman. (Ellis and her backers are calling for an independent audit of the votes, alleging there were irregularities in the way proxy votes were counted.) Dan Gordon, left, talks with with fellow California activists Marcia Martin, center, and Melissa Demyan after Bernie Sanders’ speech at the …

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Election 2017: What you want to know about the result – BBC News

June 11, 2017

… turnout. However, the prime minister has said she will not resign and will find a way to form a minority government, indicating the Conservatives will seek the support of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, general elections take place on the first Thursday in May every five years but there are some ways in which another election could be called. First, it could happen if two-thirds of MPs back a motion calling for an early election. It’s …

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Love Island: What’s the big deal? – BBC News

June 11, 2017

… Controversies Viewers this year will be hoping for a similar sort of scandal that last year’s series produced. Miss Great Britain Zara Holland lost her crown after scenes showing her performing a sex act with a fellow contestant were screened. Image copyright Getty Images Series one’s Jon Clark and series 2 winners Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey (pictured above) have appeared in The Only way Is Essex, and fellow series contestant Rykard Jenkins moved on to Ibiza Weekender. …

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Boobs and Brass: The female band raising cash for breast cancer – BBC News

June 10, 2017

… others especially keen to keep raising money, Mrs Betts says. “We’ve had a couple of thoughts about how long this band is going to run. Perhaps we ought to call it a day. And the girls have said, ‘No way, we’ve got to carry on.’ “You see a friend next to you wearing a wig and going through chemotherapy and she’s still at Boobs and Brass playing – you think, we’ve got to do it for people like you. It makes you more determined.” When they …

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Merkel says EU is ‘ready to start Brexit negotiations’ – BBC News

June 10, 2017

A spokesman for Mrs Merkel had previously refused to be drawn on the issue out of “politeness and respect” while the process of forming a new UK government was under way. Mrs May says she will form a government with the Democratic Unionist Party from Northern Ireland, which won 10 seats. Can Theresa May stay as PM? May to finalise cabinet amid DUP talks What the election result means for Brexit Brexit delays over UK hung parliament? Image copyright PA Image caption Mrs May …

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Watch Jerry Seinfeld Reject A Hug From Kesha Three Times In a Row

June 7, 2017

Pop starKesha learned both these lessons the hard way (and on camera) when she approached Jerry Seinfeld on the red carpet atNational Night of Laughter and Song on Monday. The comedian was in the middle of an interview, when the We R Who We R singer crashed stage left, asking for a hug not once, not twice, butthreetimes. No thanks, Seinfeld repeated over and over again, backing away from the singer before she released a moan of pure awkwardness and scampered off. I dont know who that was, …

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EY report: Scottish economy ‘stuck in slow lane’ – BBC News

June 6, 2017

… opportunity for public and private sectors to define a new way of working together in order to drive further economic growth. “Business investment is imperative to the long-term health and growth of the Scottish economy but is currently subdued. “Government can help de-risk investment by supporting the development of skills and infrastructure that businesses need so that companies can feel confident they can maximise their investment.” Labour market ‘improving’ …

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Mountain Climber Makes History With Rope-Free, Death-Defying Ascent At Yosemite

June 5, 2017

The 31-year-old elite climber on Saturday became the first person to scale the nearly 3,000-foot face of Yosemites El Capitan granite formation without ropes or safety gear, an act known in mountaineering as free-soloing. National Geographic, which exclusively reported Honnolds ascent, called it perhapsthe greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport. Fellow elite climber Tommy Caldwell had another way of describing Honnolds feat: After Honnold completed his climb in 3 …

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Could Labour’s love be lost in Mansfield after 94 years? – BBC News

May 30, 2017

… Some voters in Mansfield have questioned whether the economy has recovered from the closure of local coal mines That Mr Clarke was unable to sway Labour voters is of no surprise to Mia James, who moved to Mansfield from The Netherlands in 1963. Now 75, she is backing the Conservatives, something she said was barely heard of in the 1960s. She said: “It was absolutely a Labour town when I came – people didn’t talk about politics much, but most people voted the same way.” …

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