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

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…

July 6, 2017
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Is there institutional racism in mental health care? – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEche explains how he was Tasered when sectioned under the Mental Health Act Black people are being failed by the UK’s mental health services because of “institutional racism”, it has been warned. How does this affect those who experience it? When Eche Ogbuono, who has bipolar disorder, was sectioned under the Mental Health Act, he should have been taken to a safe…

July 5, 2017
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Sick Day Recipes (Vegan/Plant-based) | JessBeautician

INSTAGRAM: @jessbeautician TWITTER: BLOG: SNAPCHAT: jessbeautician FACEBOOK: CREAMY COCONUT & BANANA PORRIDGE (Serves 1): 1/2 can coconut milk: 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup oats 1 banana Almond butter: Flaked almonds First add the coconut milk and water to a small pan on a low heat. Leave that to gently simmer whilst you slice up half of the banana. Take the other half of the banana and mash it until smooth…

July 4, 2017
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The headstones with unusual stories to tell – BBC News

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…

July 3, 2017
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Trump Commission Demanding Voter Data Via Unsecured Email

The voter rolls include names, addresses, birthdays, partial Social Security numbers, and in some cases even drivers license numbers, among other information. But the the email system intended to traffic the information lacks minimal encryption protections, according to the report. Mississippis Republican Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said commission members could go jump in the Gulf of Mexico. Californias participation would only serve to legitimize the false and already debunked…

July 2, 2017
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SUPER COZY VEGAN RECIPES

Hey everyone! It's still chilly here in Halifax (and most of Canada) so I thought some cozy meals were in order. These are perfect for making a big batch to share of have for meals during the week. I hope you make them and love them! Recipes below. Subscribe to my second channel: Follow Bridget on Instagram: Download my Simple Vegan Eats Ebook here: RECIPES TOMATO BASIL SOUP: 1 small/medium…

June 29, 2017
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United States’ Image Takes A Beating Under Trump, Survey Shows

Five months into Trumps presidency, the survey spanning 37 nations showed U.S. favorability ratings in the rest of the world slumping to 49 percent from 64 percent at the end of Barack Obamas eight years in the White House. Trump took office in January pledging to put America First. Since then he has pressed ahead with plans to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, announced he will…

June 27, 2017
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White House Warns Syria Against Launching Another Chemical Weapons Attack

The White House said in a statement released late on Monday the preparations by Syria were similar to those undertaken before an April 4 chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians and prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to order a cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base. If … Mr. Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price, he…

June 27, 2017
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‘Turn The Cameras On, Sean’: Spicer Is Taunted At Press Briefing

The ugly confrontation was the latest conflict between journalists and the White House press secretary after broadcasters were forbidden from filming most of the months press briefings. Spicer and deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders have increasingly chosen off-camera gaggles, answering questions from reporters in privatesettings. Acosta angrily replied: Maybe we should turn the cameras on. Why dont we turn the cameras on? Why not turn the cameras on, Sean?…

June 27, 2017
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Man Cited For Driving Motorcycle Through Crowd Of Trumpcare Protestors

Around 20 protestors, including seniors and people with disabilities, were staging a die-in by laying on the street outside of the San Francisco Federal Building on Wednesday afternoon, CBS San Francisco reported. The man rode his motorcycle down the wrong way on Seventh Street, through the crowd, then turned and drove through the crowd again, activist Emily Lee told KRON4. San Francisco police surrounded Dillon with their guns drawn, according…

June 26, 2017
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UK’s first heart pump targets 2018 clinical trial – BBC News

“It is the first British pump to be built for this purpose: to treat blood which is flowing through the pump extremely gently and not to do any damage to the blood. “There are other pumps that have been built that do cause some damage to the blood and, as a result, patients have adverse events that diminish the impact of the implantation and the treatment. Media playback is unsupported…

June 25, 2017
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Hill figures: The stories behind the scars on England’s skin – BBC News

Image copyright National Trust Image caption Is it a horse or a dragon? It is said that when King Arthur awakes the hill figure will rise up and dance The Uffington Horse, in the Berkshire Downs, is considered the oldest hill figure of them all. Carved in the Iron Age, there has been an unbroken chain of people caring for this prehistoric monument for the past 3,000 years. Image copyright…

June 24, 2017
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Otto Warmbier’s Family And Friends Remember Student With The ‘Biggest Heart Of Anyone’

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…

June 21, 2017
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Journalists Lash Out As Georgia Campaigns Bar Media Right And Left

The conservative Washington Free Beacon said its reporter was escorted out ofa campaign event Monday night before Democrat Jon Ossoffwas scheduled to speak on the eve of the election. And a reporter from liberal ThinkProgress said she was barred from events by Republican Karen Handel. Journalists ripped the actions on Twitter. The controversy erupted just hours before the polls were to open Tuesday to decide who will represent Georgias 6th…

June 20, 2017
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HEALTHY VEGAN DINNER RECIPES FOR SPRING

Today I am showing you some healthy vegan dinner ideas that are perfect for spring or summer. These recipes are super fresh and light, but packed with nutrients and delicious ingredients. Recipes below as always Subscribe to my second channel: … Download my Simple Vegan Eats Ebook here: FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM: ♢ Website: RECIPES: Avocado Corn Salsa: 1 cup corn 1 medium tomato, diced 1/2 avocado, diced 1/4 cup…

June 19, 2017
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A First-Grader’s Picasso-Like Painting Is Now Hanging At The Met

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…

June 19, 2017
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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

NEW YORK On a cloudy May morning, Rose Marcario, the chief executive of outdoor retailer Patagonia, stared out a second-story window of a Manhattan restaurant, watching construction workers jackhammer the street below. The workers made her think of her grandfather, an Italian immigrant who, after making it through Ellis Island in the 1920s, got his first job digging the streets of this city. He earned 10 cents a day and…

June 18, 2017
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‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Backdrop For ‘Southern Charm Week’ Appears To Feature Slaves

The game-show icons promoted the week by standing in front of a picture of an antebellum mansion.If you look closely at the screenshot, below, you can see what appear to be two African American woman slaves in the background. Wheel Of Fortune Screenshot The structure behind White and Sajak is part of theOak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana, which was built by slaves, according to the Daily News. A Wheel…

June 18, 2017
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The Revolutionary Street Art Project That Inspired Banksy And Empowered A City’s Youth

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….

June 15, 2017
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How A Carpetbagging Confederacy Fan Nearly Became Virginia’s Republican Nominee For Governor

Defying polls that showed Gillespie ahead by as much as 20 percentage points, Stewart held Gillespie to a margin of victory of a mere 1.2 percentage points. The share of the Republican primary electorate from the predominantly moderate and affluent suburbs of Northern Virginia declined from 34 percent in the 2016 presidential primary to 30 percent in Tuesdays statewide contest, according to an analysis of official data by Geoffrey Skelley,…

June 15, 2017
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Healthy Grocery Haul + VEGAN RECIPES and GROCERY LIST!

Healthy vegan grocery haul from Trader Joe's + Whole Foods with recipes, vegan meal prep ideas, and grocery lists! Lists and recipes below. Instagram: Trader Joes Vegan Groceries: 1. Mango Ginger Chutney 2. Curry Simmer Sauce 3. Organic Baby Lettuce Mix 4. Organic Micro Greens 5. Dr. Praeger's California Veggie Burgers (freezer section) 6. Golden Raisins 7. Sweet Chili Sauce 8. 100% Pure Maple Syrup 9. Himalayan Pink Salt Crystals…

June 14, 2017
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Trump ‘Considering’ Firing Special Counsel In Russia Investigation, Friend Says

I think hes considering perhaps terminating the special counsel. I think hes weighing that option, Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy told PBS NewsHours Judy Woodruff on Monday. Ruddy, a personal friend of the president, was spotted at the White House earlier in the day. The president also could order the regulations pertaining to the office of special counsel repealed, according to an articleby Katyal published in The Washington Post last month:…

June 13, 2017
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Bill Maher Is A Dangerous White Man

In it, there are no promises of humanity no assurances of justice no unbreakable bond of truth. There is but one king: popularity (and more plainly, profit). Entertainment media is just as vapid, vacuous, and apathetic as its creators certainly, as much as its viewers which is to say, it is naive to expect the industry to drift naturally toward some sort of moral center. It will not. It has…

June 11, 2017
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Second Lady Pence Pushes Bee Conservation, An Effort One Critic Labels ‘Hypocritical’

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….

June 8, 2017
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Donald Trump May Find Time To Live-Tweet James Comey’s Testimony

Trump will weigh in if he feels the need to respond to anything Comey says, The Washington Posts Robert Costa reported on Tuesday. I was just talking to some White House officials this morning and their view is that the president himself wants to be the messenger, his own warrior, his own lawyer, his own spokesman, Costa said on MSNBC. The president is expected to be tweeting on Thursday in…

June 7, 2017
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London Police Say Officer Injured While Taking On Attackers With His Baton

In a statement released by BTP on Sunday, Chief Constable Paul Crowther said the unidentified officer confronted the attackers while armed only with a baton. Hesustained injuriesto his head, face and leg, but is currently in stable condition at an area hospital. Around 10 p.m. Saturday, three suspects inside a white van mowed down pedestrians on the London Bridge. Then, armed with long knives, they fled on foot and began…

June 5, 2017
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