Trump Wants Clean Water Rule Gone. Now Comes The Hard Part.

April 21, 2017

The president is trying to make good on that pledge. Nearly two months ago, Trump signed an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to review and reconsider the Obama-era regulation that was widely celebrated by environmentalists and panned by industry groups and politicians in some states. The Supreme Court this month denied the administrations request to delay a case intended to sort out…

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Even Oprah gets intimidated

April 21, 2017

(CNN)Believe it or not, Oprah Winfrey gets nervous. “I didn’t want to take on this role,” Winfrey told CNN at New York premiere of her new HBO film “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” “I was intimidated by it. I was nervous. I just didn’t know if I could do it.” Based on a 2010 best-selling book, “Henrietta Lacks” tells the story of a woman being treated for cancer, whose…

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‘Were close’ BBG Ventures President Susan Lyne on the future of women-led startups

April 21, 2017

Image: X Prutting/BFA/REX/Shutterstock Were halfway through the week, and its time for a boost of inspiration to keep us going. Our #WednesdayWisdom blog series taps into the minds of industry leaders and disruptive visionaries who are working to build the future of entrepreneurship. We sat down with Susan Lyne to discuss the evolution of the tech industry, a woman’s buying power, and the challenges women face when pitching male investors….

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The secret Instagram ‘pods’ fighting the new algorithm one like at a time

April 20, 2017

Image: vicky leta / mashable You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. That’s the vibe in Instagram “pods” secret communities trying to fight the platform’s algorithmic timeline, one like at a time. SEE ALSO: Your Instagram feed will never be the same again In June 2016, Instagram began rolling out its new algorithmic timeline which changed the order of posts in people’s feeds, favouring popular posts over chronology. Instagram…

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Police prepared to shoot terrorist attack drivers – BBC News

April 20, 2017

One of the biggest challenges previously faced by police was the risk of bullets bouncing off the glass on vehicles in such attacks, said Mr Chesterman, of the National Police Chiefs’ Council. ‘Horrible tactics’ “We’ve seen some very horrible and different tactics lately involving vehicles and lorries,” he said. “Within our policy, we used to talk about not shooting at a moving vehicle because of the danger we might cause…

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Bill O’Reilly’s Replacement, Tucker Carlson, Has Unenlightened Views On Women

April 20, 2017

Theres a new era at Fox News with the departure ofBill OReillyon Wednesday, but viewers may not see much change in on-air attitudes toward women. The cable news network ditched OReillyas allegations widened that the top-rated host had sexually harassed several former colleagues. Advertisers had fled from his show, The OReilly Factor, after The New York Times reported this month that he and the network had paid $13 million to…

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Inside the car design lab crafting pianos, bicycles and helicopters

April 20, 2017

(CNN)We’re all used to the familiar front grilles and badges of car brands like Audi, Porsche and BMW. But have you ever considered a Peugeot piano? Or an Aston Martin yacht? Perhaps a Bentley handbag? These days, ever-increasing numbers of car manufacturers are offering their design expertise as a resource to outside clients — either extending their own brand to something without four wheels and an engine, or consulting on…

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EPA head visits community famous for lead contamination

April 20, 2017

(CNN)Environmentalists say USS Lead Superfund in East Chicago, Indiana, is the poster child of environmental injustice. The people who live there are at risk of lead contamination at every turn. It’s in their drinking water and it’s in their soil. More than one thousand people were forced to evacuate, according to Debbie Chizewer at Northwestern Law School, who has worked very closely with the affected residents. A local school was…

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Facebook Workplace gets beefed up during F8

April 20, 2017

Facebook has created a new empire over the last six months. It has nothing to do with Snapchat or even virtual reality, and it’s not just about video. SEE ALSO: Facebook wants your boss to let you use Facebook Facebook Workplace is the social network’s effort to get serious about getting into the business world, and Facebook is making a serious push. The Workplace platform connects businesses internally, where companies…

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General election: MPs ready to approve snap poll on 8 June – BBC News

April 19, 2017

A motion to this effect will be put before the Commons on Wednesday afternoon. The SNP has signalled its MPs will abstain in the vote, but Labour and the Liberal Democrats have welcomed the early election. General election: What you need to know Labour MPs will not require re-selection May ‘won’t take part in TV debates’ Reality Check: How do you call an early election? Opposition parties have highlighted Mrs…

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Virgin Money chief: Dealing with depression made me stronger – BBC News

April 19, 2017

Ms Gadhia was speaking to mark the publication of her autobiography, The Virgin Banker. In it, she describes how many business leaders still act like “dinosaurs” towards women. Collective gasp On one occasion when Ms Gadhia was finding an issue at work difficult, a senior male colleague asked her “if she was going through the menopause”. “I was at a dinner with some of the [banking] regulators last year and…

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Do snap elections actually deliver bigger majorities? – BBC News

April 19, 2017

In March 1966 however, Labour’s Harold Wilson went to the country just under 18 months after winning in October 1964. Image caption John Major was among prime ministers who went on to win a “personal mandate” Well, here, the outlook is much brighter for those who call the election. Winston Churchill, after suffering at least one serious stroke that was hidden from the public, finally gave way to his successor…

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Trump’s congratulatory call to Erdogan is revealing

April 19, 2017

(CNN)It’s a haunting image. A basement space with blacked-out windows, crowded with camera equipment and journalists who were assigned to cover the Leader during the state visit of a foreign dignitary but were not allowed to look outside. Was this Vladimir Putin’s Russia, or perhaps the Turkey of Recep Tayyip Erdogan? No, it was the Trump National Jupiter Golf Club in Florida, three weeks after Donald Trump’s inauguration, as depicted…

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Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

April 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration issued one mightily mixed message Monday. President Donald Trump congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a contested referendum that granted him broad new powers and deepened concern about the NATO ally’s growing authoritarianways. Trump’s outreach to Erdogan put him on a very short list of those who praised the results, including Hamas, the Palestinian militant group labeled a terrorist organization by the United States. Just…

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Gen. Allen: Trump should call Turkey’s President back — and say this

April 19, 2017

(CNN)As the White House defends President Donald Trump’s phone call to congratulate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his referendum victory that grants him largely unchecked powers, retired Marine Gen. John Allen is urging Trump to place a follow-up call to the controversial leader — and Allen is giving Trump advice on what he should say. “But,” he cautioned, “my hope would be that there is a second phone call,…

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Britain’s ‘big bang’ in Heligoland, 70 years on – BBC News

April 19, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHeligoland: When Britain blew up an island Brexit may have triggered a political earthquake in Europe, but 70 years ago the UK sent real shockwaves across the seas with the largest non-nuclear explosion of that era. As one of the four victorious allied powers after World War Two, Britain was governing a large area of occupied Germany. The British sector included the…

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Hundreds sue NHS over ‘barbaric’ vaginal mesh implants – BBC News

April 18, 2017

The surgeon who first examined her, she explained, “could see the [mesh] tape had come through my vagina – protruding through. “The mesh had cut its way through – like a cheese-wire.” Image caption Claire Cooper has been left unable to have sex because of the pain The news made her want to take her own life. She said she “mapped out” her suicide, but wanted to live on for…

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Arkansas Court Blocks Executions Of 2 Prisoners As State Pushes Ahead With ‘Conveyor Belt’ Lethal Injections

April 18, 2017

The Arkansas Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision on Monday, granted stays of execution for Bruce Ward and Don Davis. Both had been scheduled to die Monday, the first of what critics call the statesconveyor beltplan for multiple executions. State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said she would immediately appeal. Later, Rutledges office said she wouldnt appeal Wards stay at this time. In Mondays ruling, the U.S.Eight Circuit Court of Appeals…

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Georgia student in police beating video says he feared for his life

April 18, 2017

(CNN)The 21-year-old Georgia college student seen on cell phone video being beaten by two Georgia police officers says he thought he was going to die during the traffic stop on April 12. Demetrius Hollins was pulled over on a busy suburban Atlanta road by Gwinnett County Police Sgt. Michael Bongiovanni for not having a license plate, according to the police report. Hollins said the license plate was in the rear…

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Bahia Shehab: 1,000 ways to say no in Arabic

April 18, 2017

(CNN)In 2011, when the revolution swept through Egypt, Bahia Shehab stood on the streets of Cairo with a spray-can in her hand determined to deliver one message: No. A thousand times no. No to military rule. No to violence. No to dictatorship. And no to beating women. On walls across Cairo she spray painted a series of quotes objecting Egyptian authorities.

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Turkey’s shell-shocked opposition struggles to find a way forward

April 18, 2017

Ankara, Turkey (CNN)Turkish citizens who did not want to give more powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a very hard Monday. There was quiet discontent in Ankara, as if its pockets of opposition had been zipped tight. Duysen Talas, a 28-year-old born in the capital, Ankara, was slouched over in a chair of the pro-Kurdish opposition party Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) headquarters. Talas, like many of the country’s 24…

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United booted an engaged couple headed to their wedding in Costa Rica

April 18, 2017

Are you really that surprised?Image: spencer platt/Getty Images At this point, it’d be more shocking to read a positive headline about United Airlines. A bride and groom heading to Costa Rica for their wedding were kicked off a United flight out of Houston this weekend, KHOU-TV first reported. The couple said they simply moved into other economy-class seats after finding a passenger sleeping in their assigned row. United said the…

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Salt Bae sprinkling his vote is the only good thing to come out of Turkey referendum

April 17, 2017

Salt Bae doesn’t just season steaks. He also votes. lem tamam#saltbae #saltlife #salt A post shared by Nusr_et#Saltbae (@nusr_et) on Apr 15, 2017 at 10:46pm PDT Yes, that’s chef Nusret Gke, aka Salt Bae, voting. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory Sunday in a referendum that gives him sweeping new powers. SEE ALSO: ‘Salt Bae’ seasoned Leonardo DiCaprio’s dinner, as is the natural order of things Are the results…

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Celebrate Easter with this Goldendoodle wearing a basket on its head

April 17, 2017

You totally got this, Murphy.Image: thatgoldendoodle Hey, Easter Bunny: you’ve been put on notice. Murphy the Goldendoodle is gunning for your gig as floppy-eared distributor of colorful eggs and springtime cheer. The brown-haired Goldendoodle part golden retriever, part poodle recently transformed a plastic cone collar into an Easter basket, replete with rainbow-colored filler and plastic eggs (that were hopefully not filled with chocolate candy). Murphy donned the cone collar on…

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