• Sturgeon: ‘Be vigilant but not alarmed’ – BBC News
  • SNP to publish ‘anti-austerity’ election manifesto – BBC News
  • Assaults between care home residents reported daily – BBC News
  • Trump’s Budget Takes From Safety Net, Gives To Military
  • Trump’s Budget Would Cut Planned Parenthood Out Of All Federal Programs

Sturgeon: ‘Be vigilant but not alarmed’ – BBC News

Monday night’s attack at the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena left 22 people dead and 59 injured. The Scottish government’s resilience committee met for a third time late on Tuesday after the UK’s security level was raised to “critical”, its highest alert status. Ministers were briefed by Police Scotland about the practical implications for Scotland for coming major events such the Scottish Cup Final. In a statement afterwards…

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SNP to publish ‘anti-austerity’ election manifesto – BBC News

The UK goes to the polls on 8 June with the SNP defending 56 of the 59 Westminster seats in Scotland. The party’s proposals will include a ban on firms involved in blacklisting from bidding for public contracts, an end to “exploitative” zero-hours contracts, the abolition of fees for employment tribunals and the wholesale repeal of the Trade Union Act, which the SNP call “a direct threat to trade unions…

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Assaults between care home residents reported daily – BBC News

“They found my father on the floor in a very distressed state, bleeding from head wounds,” she said. “It appeared that he’d been kicked in the head and the chap was wearing steel toe cap boots which nobody was aware of. He was very, very bruised, very incoherent, semi-conscious really. Bruising around the ears, around the head, on the hands. He looked a mess.” Allan, who was 86 and had…

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Trump’s Budget Takes From Safety Net, Gives To Military

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump wants Congress to cut food stamps and other anti-poverty programs in order to pay for more military spending and a border wall, according to a budget proposal the White House will formally unveil on Tuesday. Trumps budget for fiscal 2018, a summary of which the administration released late Monday, would plow the savings from welfare cuts into higher military spending and deficit reduction. It also adds…

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Trump’s Budget Would Cut Planned Parenthood Out Of All Federal Programs

Andrew Cullen / Reuters The Trump administrations proposed budget specifically excludes Planned Parenthood from all Department of Health and Human Services programs, apparently the first time a presidents budget has done so, according to the leaked executive summary of the plan. Trumps proposed fiscal 2018 budget follows through on a campaign promise and prohibits any funding in the Labor-HHS appropriations bill for certain entities that provide abortions, including Planned Parenthood,…

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Manchester Arena blast: Election campaigning suspended – BBC News

“We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack,” she said. Mr Corbyn said he was “horrified” by the incident. “Today the whole country will grieve for the people who have lost their lives,” he said. The Labour leader said he had been briefed about the operational response by Greater Manchester Metro Mayor Andy Burnham. “I would like…

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‘Mom’ ditches Emmy campaign to donate to Planned Parenthood

(CNN)CBS’s “Mom” put its plans for an Emmy campaign on hold in support of Planned Parenthood. Explaining their decision, star Allison Janney told “Access Hollywood”: “It just seems like now is a time to do something like this — as the House of Representatives voted to defund Planned Parenthood.” Janney, who plays Bonnie on the series, is a long-time advocate for the organization. Janney said her great-grandmother worked with Planned…

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Locked out of China, South Korea’s K-pop stars are heading to the US

(CNN)China’s loss is America’s gain. “China is South Korea’s biggest trading partner and many Chinese are big fans of Korean pop culture,” said Ellen Kong, CEO of Elf Asia, a Hong Kong promotion company specializing in K-pop. “But the impact of THAAD has been substantial,” she added, referencing China’s staunch opposition to the US backed missile shield now housed in South Korea. “It’s meant China is no longer a viable…

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Mental health deaths probed at Essex NHS trust – BBC News

A full investigation may take place later depending on the outcome. ‘In hell’ Matthew Leahy was admitted to the Linden Centre in Chelmsford in 2012 aged 20, after his mental health problems had spiralled following cannabis use. He also suffered hallucinations. His mother Melanie said staff told her not to go to see her son for the first seven days, to “let him settle on the ward”. A week later,…

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Drake Wins Record 13 Billboard Music Awards

I want to say, hold tight Adele, because when a new thing drops youll be back to get the record back, the Canadian recording artist said in accepting one of his awards at the star-studded event held in Las Vegas. The three-hour show hosted by hip-hop artist Ludacris and former High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgins included performances by Miley Cyrus, the Chainsmokers, Nicki Minaj and Imagine Dragons. Steve Marcus…

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WATCH: Rock’s Biggest Acts Honor Chris Cornell With Moving Tributes

U2 played Black Hole Sun through the PA system before taking the stage at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, then dedicated the song Running To Stand Still to Cornell during the concert: Aerosmith showed a large portrait of Cornell on the screen as Black Hole Sun played over the PA system before the first encore during a performance in the nation of Georgia on Saturday. When the band emerged from…

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Cher Makes Us ‘Believe’ At The Billboard Music Awards

Shortly after Celine Dionsang her 1997 hitMy Heart Will Go On, Cher killed it onstage with her 1998 No. 1 song Believe. She then turned back time to 1989, performing If I Could Turn Back Time, in a similar outfit to the one she wore in herlegendary music video filmed aboard the USS Missouri. Everyone was taken with Chers performance, even Dion: After her two powerhouse performances, Cher was presented…

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Bigger than Bieber? K-pop group BTS beats US stars to win Billboard Music Award

(CNN)The name BTS may not be familiar to the majority of Americans, but that didn’t stop the South Korean boy band from making history Sunday night, when they became the first K-pop group to clinch a Billboard Music Award. “We still cannot believe that we’re standing here on this stage at the Billboard Music Awards,” said BTS member Kim Nam-joon, known to fans as “Rap Monster,” onstage. “It is so…

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This trailer about two boys falling in love is giving the internet so many feelings

Get ready to feel a lot of warm and fuzzy feelings. A 25-second trailer for the animated short film In A Heartbeat has social media users buzzing, particularly for its brief but beautiful portrayal of young love between two boys. SEE ALSO: How LGBTQ youth took over prom, one dance at a time In the trailer, no words are spoken. Viewers just see a sweet redheaded boy try to control…

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Instagram face filters, Medium audio stories, Google Assistant on iOS and more: this week in apps

Reading all the news from Google I/O may have kept you too busy to keep up with this week’s app news. We’ve kept up for you. SEE ALSO: Google imagines an app-less future with Android Instant Apps Each week we round up the most important app news along with some of the coolest new and updated apps to help you stay in the loop with everything you need on your…

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Uber and Google do battle over self driving car tech

Image: Christopher mineses/mashable Even the biggest, most powerful companies in the world are at the mercy of a grade-school concept: supply and demand. That’s how a person like Anthony Levandowski can get paid $120 million by Google, leave to start his own company, watch that company get acquired by Uber just months later, and then find himself barred from working on self-driving car technology by a U.S. court. That goes…

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The struggles of war babies fathered by black GIs – BBC News

Image copyright Weymouth Reference Library Image caption GIs at work in Weymouth harbour Seventy-two-year-old John Stockley, another child of an African-American GI stationed further down the Dorset coast in Weymouth, does remember the racial abuse in striking detail. John was called names to such an extent that at the age of seven he decided he would try to turn his skin pale to be like his classmates. “I worked out…

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Could you last a whole gig without using your phone? – BBC News

But many concertgoers find the practice irrating, and now some performers are starting to object too. “No mobile phones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at Chris Rock’s Total Blackout Tour,” read a message posted on ticketing websites when the comedian’s new UK dates went on sale this month. Image copyright Yondr Image caption Audience members keep the locked pouches with them throughout the evening Rock’s use of Yondr…

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Has the North East forgotten Margaret Thatcher? – BBC News

The name doesn’t seem to mean much to them. It would have been a different story 36 years ago, when the Thatcher government closed Consett’s steel works, with the loss of 3,700 jobs. The devastation inflicted on this remote town high on the edge of the Pennines, where unemployment soared to 36%, made the national news and became a symbol of the harsh medicine the Thatcher government thought it had…

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Watch Toby Keith Play An All-Male Show In Saudi Arabia During Trump’s Visit

Keith,author of a song parenthetically titled The Angry American, performed the free show alongside Saudi singer Rabeh Saqer in the nations capital, Riyadh, on a stage lined with red, white and blue lights and American flags. Keith played some of his own material, including the song Shouldve Been A Cowboy, in addition to some instrumental music with Saqer. Another epic moment @rabehsaqer playing oud (Arabian lute) on @officialtobykeith song #history…

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Ford’s taking another step into the modern age of the connected car

Ford's infotainment units are adding better iOS and Android integration.Image: Ford Some of Ford’s SYNC 3-enabled cars are finally getting an update to match the rest of the connected car ecosystem. The automaker’s 2016 model-year line will be eligible for an infotainment center software upgrade that will add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, giving drivers a better connection with their phones while they’re on the road. Ford announced the update…

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Google is boring now, and that’s sad

CEO Sundar Pichai brings the thunder at Google I/O 2017.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Trust me, I never thought it would come to this. If you had asked me a week ago what I was expecting from Google’s I/O developer conference, “boring” is not the word that would’ve come to mind. Yet, looking at this year’s announcements, I’m struck most by how completely expected and, well, safe it all is. Sure, Google Lens…

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Snapchat lands TV network’s attention at this year’s Upfronts

Image: snapchat screenshots NBC has a dominant run of broadcast events coming up: the World Cup, the Winter Olympics, and the Super Bowl. And yet, the media giant spent most of its yearly advertiser lovefest either downplaying the importance of social media giantsor announcing partnerships with them. SEE ALSO: Snapchat says it’s a camera company with more TV-like content to come This year’s Upfront presentations, where networks attempt to surprise…

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What Snapchat vs Facebook means for the media

Image: vicky leta/mashable In Snapchat Vs. Facebook, the gloves are off and the competition is heating up. As the fight for advertising revenue intensifies between the two social media giants, the tactics will get dirtier, and the prizes will become bigger. Yet, in the midst of all this, one question remains: what will the fighting mean for journalistic publications that use these platforms to boost their profile across social networking…

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