African American Family’s Home Burned In Suspected Hate Crime

May 17, 2017

… as a hate crime. The Rensselaer County Sheriffs Office and New York state Police are assisting Schodack police investigating the cause of the blaze. The Times Union reported the garage was not hooked up to electricity. This family has lived in this neighborhood for years, Belardo said. Everyone gets along with one another and theyre all friends, Salzer said. So thats another reason why this is so very disturbing. Schodack Police Department Belardo said hate crimes are uncommon in …

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At RNC meeting, GOP officials shrug off Trump’s firing of Comey

May 12, 2017

Coronado, California (CNN)More than 2,200 miles away, President Donald Trump was under siege Thursday over his White House’s constantly-changing rationale for firing the FBI director who was investigating his campaign. A few hundred feet away, protesters were marching on the beach, denouncing Trump and local Rep. Darrell Issa over GOP lawmakers’ push to undercut Obamacare’s protections for those with pre-existing conditions. But inside the Hotel Del Coronado, where 168 …

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United Airlines accused of freezing, then burning, the giant rabbit that died during a flight

May 10, 2017

… detailing the freezer incident. “They destroyed the proof,” Cook said bluntly to Reuters. Simon had recently been bought by a trio of bank execs with plans to enter the rabbit in the World’s Largest Rabbit competition at the 2017 Iowa state Fair this summer. To recap: Simon’s owners are suggesting United froze the rabbit before they burned it. Which, uh … Anyway. A United spokesperson denied the freezer allegations in a chat with the Des Moines Register, saying, …

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Harvard to host commencement ceremony honoring black students

May 10, 2017

(CNN)Michael Huggins’ grandfather never learned how to read or write. He was born in Mississippi when Jim Crow laws still legalized racial segregation, but eventually left in the 1950s by riding in the trunk of a car that was leaving the state. Two generations later, his grandson is graduating from Harvard. “If he hadn’t made his decision to leave and find a better life for his family, I wouldn’t be here,” Huggins said. “Graduating from Harvard, it’s …

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Steven Seagal banned from Ukraine for 5 years

May 10, 2017

Steven Seagal has been banned from enterting Ukraine for five years. The American actor was given Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin last year in a ceremony shown on state television. He has vocally defended the Russian leader’s policies and criticized the U.S. government. A statement from the Ukrainian Security Service on Friday said Seagal’s entry was banned “on the basis of Ukrainian national security.” It did not elaborate. Seagal also reportedly has …

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Donald Trump Jr. calls on Indiana Republicans to ‘stay active’

May 9, 2017

(CNN)Donald Trump Jr. took an Indiana victory lap Monday, speaking at the state Republican party’s spring dinner just more than one year after the state’s primary propelled his father toward the presidential nomination. The President’s eldest son issued a call to action to the Indiana Republicans, noting that recent victories like his father’s 2016 win, the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and congressional GOP majorities have …

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Styx: We want to ‘bring together’ fans with different political views through tour

May 2, 2017

… he said of the inspiration behind their upcoming release. Gowan added that rock music is the best bit of glue that weve been able to have in our lives. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS We’ll see you tonight at the California state Fair. (Photo by Jason Powell) A post shared by Styx (@styxtheband) on Jul 18, 2016 at 8:15am PDT Since the band has been rocking since 1972 and selling millions of records throught that time, theyve developed a unique fan base, which …

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Reform ‘high stakes’ primary tests, MPs urge – BBC News

May 1, 2017

… pupils’ needs and must avoid shifting negative consequences of high-stakes accountability to early years,” they warn. Related Topics Primary education Sats Schools state schools More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsPitchmaker Pitchmaker – VSL creation made easye-Commerce Success Kit Upsell2 Get your hands on our 4 additional Biz-in-a-Boxes for the price of One and add 5 new earning streams TODAY. Limited time 80% Discount!VydioX PRO VydioX PRO is the …

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Climate March: Tens of thousands protest Trump climate policies, demand environmental action

April 30, 2017

… change and the safety of vaccines. Participants Saturday said they object to Trump’s rollback of restrictions on mining, oil drilling and greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants, among other things. Trump has called climate change a hoax, disputing the overwhelming consensus of scientists that the world is warming and that man-made carbon emissions are primarily to blame. Expand / Contract Demonstrators march on the state Street during “100 Days of Failure” …

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How Britain is trying to censor the porn you watch

April 29, 2017

… comply, the ISPs will block content, even though it’s legal. Matt Hancock, Minister of state for Digital and Culture, said the wide-ranging legislation, which also targets the UK’s electronic communications infrastructure, was designed to ensure a more connected and stronger economy. The act will enable major improvements in broadband rollout, better support for consumers, better protection for children on the Internet, and further transformation of government services, he said. But …

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Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen pledges $30 million to house Seattle’s homeless

April 28, 2017

… incredible difference our philanthropic and business leaders can make in our community, as I called on others to do during my state of the City speech this year,” he added. National nonprofit Mercy Housing Northwest, which operates 48 affordable housing properties in Washington state, will own the facility and take the lead in developing and operating it. Additional nonprofit partners are expected to join the initiative later, helping to provide crucial social services for the community. …

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Netflix has found a way into the world’s biggest streaming market

April 27, 2017

… immediately dominate the Chinese market, given the country’s widely protectionist policies when it comes to content. state regulators pulled four hit U.S. TV shows The Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife, NCIS, and The Practice from streaming sites in April last year, and instituted a 30 percent limit on foreign content in September, according to the Wall Street Journal. WATCH: The hidden clues lurking in the ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 trailer More From this publisher : HERE …

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‘Touching my dreams’: Designer turns ideas into surreal images

April 24, 2017

… of my Instagram followers that when they looked at the picture, they wept. When do you decide that a work is complete? If the visual I work on reflects the state I created in my mind — in terms of everything: colors, lights, all the details. If I then look at it and can get ‘into it,’ and really feel it, I say, “Okay, that’s it.” This interview has been edited for length and clarity. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsEZ Video Creator – …

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This is what protest sounds like

April 21, 2017

(CNN)Black Lives Matter activist Zellie Imani remembers the moment civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson came to Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown’s 2014 death. Crowds had gathered to protest the fatal shooting of unarmed, 18-year-old Brown by a white police officer, and Imani remembers Jackson joining the demonstrators as they marched toward a church. But Jackson, it seems, had missed a crucial memo. “I think he tried to have us sing ‘We Shall …

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Snapchat is helping advertisers by sharing where you snap

April 14, 2017

… ad tech like this,” Brandon Rhoten, Wendys head of advertising, digital/social and media, said in a statement. Snap is releasing a dashboard for advertisers that shows the number of Snapchat users who saw the ad campaign and the number of Snapchat users who visited the desired location. Snap also breaks down the data by gender, age, state and what product they used (lens or geofilter). Image: snap inc. In the future, Snap plans to bucket these users into more categories for …

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9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

… fist-shaking battles waged between institutions of higher learning have to do with economics, photon theory or just plain snob appeal, we present the Iron Bowl, the Thanksgiving weekend football game between neighboring universities in the U.S. South The annual, in-state grudge match between Auburn University’s Tigers and the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide dates to 1893 and “basically forces people in this state to take sides the second they’re born,” notes …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… Northern Africa and Northern Europe. In the nation of Egypt Sunday, bombings at two Coptic Christian churches killed at least 43 people. The first blast took place during a service at St. George’s Church in the city of Tanta. Egypt’s state TV said a bomb was placed under a seat in the main prayer hall. And afterward, outside Mr. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in the city of Alexandria, a suicide bomber set off explosives after police reportedly stopped the attack from …

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5 children hurt when bounce houses go airborne in South Carolina

April 9, 2017

(CNN)Five children were injured when a strong wind picked up two bounce houses at a church carnival in South Carolina on Saturday, sending one of the inflatables into a tree and the other into a power line, authorities said. The children were taken to a hospital but their condition was not known Saturday night. Sgt. Jimmy Bolt with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened about 2 p.m. at Springwell Church in Taylors, in the northwest part of the state. …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… in Syria because it helps connect the crisis to Americans memories of oustingsecular dictators, like Saddam Hussein or Muammar Qaddafi, only to leave space for horrific groups like the so-called Islamic state. Defenders of Assads rule use the secular label to argue that he is better than any alternative in Syria, despite well-organized homegrown resistance to the dictator and differences between the situation in Syria and those in Iraq and Libya.Kucinich, a two-time Democratic presidential …

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When pranked, State Department proves as humorless as Rex Tillerson’s face

April 7, 2017

U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson stares into the blank abyss of his future.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Rex Tillerson’s state Department is a cold and humorless vacuum, in which laughter suffocates, and smiles are forbidden. And we know this how? Because there was an April Fool’s joke, that the state Department did not like. Like all April Fool’s joke, it was innocuous and silly. Unlike all April Fool’s jokes, however, it was subject to the cold, calloused …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… this majority or the next majority, Democrat or Republican, from instituting it on legislative matters? And at that point, the Senate fully becomes the House. (END VIDEOTAPE) (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) AZUZ (voice-over): Ten-second trivia: What nation sees more tornadoes than any other country on Earth? Is it China, Russia, Saudi Arabia or the United states? The U.S. is far and away the world leader in tornadoes. They’ve been recorded at some point in every state. (END VIDEO CLIP) AZUZ: But …

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Amid tension, cultural exchange and appreciation at the Russian embassy

April 6, 2017

… Homestead Spartan Alliance Marching Band, hailing from Vice President Mike Pence’s home state of Indiana, were in the audience for musical performances from American, Russian and Ukrainian artists as part of the Embassy Series, a recurring concert program that strives to unite people “through musical diplomacy.” 2 more times Trump associates met with Russians “This. Is. So. Cool,” one student said. “Honestly, it’s …

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Why malign him? People ask of India’s ‘anti-Romeo squads’

March 30, 2017

Police run an anti-Romeo operation at a mall in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.Image: Getty Images What’s in a name? Shakespeare said. But there could well be something in it after all. India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, has set up “anti-Romeo squads,” which they say will ensure women’s safety on streets. However, many cry foul and see this as moral policing. More importantly, they are upset that their beloved Shakespearean hero is being maligned for no …

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Why sports betting is starting to look a lot more like Wall Street

March 20, 2017

South Dakota state Jackrabbits take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs, because college basketball is the best.Image: Getty Images Your March Madness office pool is like the Charles Schwab of sports betting. Beyond those hastily chosen brackets, theres an entire cottage industry of sports betting thats increasingly resembling Wall Street. In 2016, total sports wagers in Nevada were $4.5 billion, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. With that much at stake, gamblers are turning to more …

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When To Start Potty Training Boys And Girls

March 20, 2017

Potty training is a subject that keeps many parents awake at night, browsing forums and sites in search of tips, advice, and proven techniques. But how do you know which potty-training tips will work for your child and which wont? Surely, there is no “one size fits all” solution that applies to both boys and girls at different ages. The truth is that potty-training readiness is related to the physical, emotional, and mental state of your child. Or in simple terms, you cant expect to …

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8 Steps You Must Take Immediately If You Suspect There Are Bedbugs In Your Home

March 19, 2017

… Credit: Flickr / NY state IPM Program #1: Identify That You Have Them Laura Caseley for LittleThings Bedbugs are opportunists: they do their best in places that have large numbers of people passing through regularly. Hotels and airplanes are havens for bedbugs, so be very careful when you travel. It’s easy to bring them home from a vacation or business trip,so develop the habit of leaving all luggage outdoors or in the bathtub when you get home from a trip, and …

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