P.C. Trump Abandons Radical Islamic Terror

May 24, 2017

… Trump called Obamas apology tour. It fed into conspiracy theories fueled by Trump that Obama may be Muslim. "He doesn't have a birth certificate. He may have one, but there's something on that, maybe religion, maybe it says he is a Muslim," Trump told Fox News in 2011. Behind the scenes, a battle has been waged between National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, and the authors of the travel ban aimed at 7 majority Muslim countries, including the speechs main author Stephen …

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Superbug C. auris identified in 122 people across 7 states, CDC says

May 19, 2017

… have received antibiotics or antifungal medications. “It seems to affect the sickest of the sick patients, particularly those in hospitals and nursing homes with other medical problems,” said Sharon Tsay, lead author and an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer at the CDC. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. Prevention is often a matter of good infection control and standard precautions, including good hand washing and …

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Learn how to ace the new rules of the job application process

May 19, 2017

… have to be one step ahead of job postings, tapping into your network (which is more powerful than you think) and getting on the radar of the right people before your dream position even pops up on a job board or LinkedIn. Alex Cavoulacos, co-founder of The Muse, released a brand new book with co-author Kathryn Minshew called The New Rules of Work: The Modern Playbook to Navigating Your Career, which gives step-by-step guidance on finding the right career path, landing that perfect job, growing …

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GOP Still Trusts Trump With Classified Intel After He Gave It To Russians

May 17, 2017

… Alexander Shcherbak via Getty Images introduced a bill last fall Call Alex in my office, said Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), the bills author. Asked if he considers it extremely careless that Trump related classified intelligence to Russian officials, Scott dryly repeated, I dont think the president broke the law. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), also a bill co-sponsor, said the measure applies to all federal employees the president. For that matter, he said, he still trusts Trump with classified …

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Experts poke holes in marketing claims about fidget spinners

May 15, 2017

… study found that students with ADHD performed better on a computerized attention test the more intensely they fidgeted. Children without ADHD, meanwhile, did not improve their test score with fidgeting. But Julie Schweitzer, the study’s author and a clinical psychologist at the University of California at Davis, said it’s too early to know whether fidget spinners could deliver similar results. “We need to study them to find if they make a difference and for whom,” …

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In ancient city of Xi’an, China hopes to restart the Silk Road

May 15, 2017

Xi'an, China (CNN)Michael Chang’s love of noodles should make his adopted home a perfect fit. Growing up poor in eastern China, Chang crowded around one of the only two televisions in his village to watch Hong Kong soap operas and TV dramas. “They were all in these fancy offices eating instant noodles,” he said. ” I wanted that to be me.” China’s party ruined by N. Korea missile What is China’s grand plan for the world? In …

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Jailed marine Alexander Blackman freed from prison – BBC News

April 29, 2017

His original murder conviction was quashed in March. The appeal hearing came after his wife Claire led a campaign alongside author Frederick Forsyth and the Daily Mail newspaper. Blackman had more than 13 years of service and had previously been deployed to Iraq on three occasions and to Afghanistan in 2007. His supporters had hoped the quashing of the murder conviction would lead to his reinstatement in the Royal Marines. However, the judges at the appeal hearing said his dismissal from the …

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How much would fictional houses cost in real life?

April 27, 2017

(CNN)From Great Gatsby’s luxury estate to Count Dracula’s Transylvanian lair and Amelie Poulain’s tiny Parisian pad, the houses in which our favorite fictional characters reside are often inspired by real-life properties. CNN tracked down some of literary and cinematographic history’s most famous post codes and calculated their value in today’s property markets. Use the slider tool to reveal their prices. The Great Gatsby (1925), F. Scott Fitzgerald …

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Go with your gut: Harnessing the power of intution

April 26, 2017

… when it functions intuitively, writes researcher and author Carla Woolf. They practice mindfulness. Mindfulness can help you filter out the mental chatter, weigh your options objectively, tune into your intuition and ultimately make a decision that you can stand behind completely, explains the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. They trust their gut. Theres a reason why we refer to intuition as a gut feeling. Sometimes our body is telling us that somethings wrong. We either feel …

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Group won’t host Ann Coulter, but she still plans to speak at UC Berkeley

April 26, 2017

(CNN)Will conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter speak Thursday on the campus of one of America’s most famously progressive universities? A student group that had been helping to plan the speaking engagement said Tuesday it now will not host the event in Berkeley, California. But Coulter tweeted she still expects to be at the University of California’s flagship campus. …

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

April 19, 2017

… German naval fortress, and historian Jan Rueger, author of Britain, Germany, and the Struggle for the North Sea, says Operation Big Bang was designed by the British to make a big point. “They’re very clear that there’s a symbolic side to this [operation] and that is the German tradition of militarism,” he explains. “There’s a sense that Prussian militarism and its threat to Britain has to end and that’s very much how Operation Big Bang is received in …

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From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

April 10, 2017

… hair and spoke German. When the Hofer brothers were drafted, they refused to fight or wear a uniform. They were imprisoned in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and brutally treated. They were denied food and water, forced to stand in freezing temperatures with scant clothing, and chained in a cell for up to nine hours a day. Two of them died. But none recanted their religious beliefs. “It’s really torture,” Michael Kazin, author of “War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, …

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Nuclear War? Nah. Massive Fires Haunt the Dystopian Future

April 9, 2017

In 2013 author Elizabeth Hand was invited to Washington DC by a think tank that thought her experience writing dystopian science fiction might give her a useful perspective on current climate change challenges. Hand is well-versed in doomsday scenarios, but what she learned at the think tank about the risk of massive fires really startled her. “We’re not looking at if a mega-fire is going to happen and overtake a major urban area, or a major residential area, its a matter of …

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Oxford University is shaking up the portraits of white men on its walls

April 1, 2017

… 20 new portraits of former students and current academics. The sitters include author Jeanette Winterson, BBC journalist Reeta Chakrabarti, astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, and human rights activist Kumi Naidoo. The sitters were chosen from over a hundred nominations of living Oxonians. Professor Patricia Daley painted by Binny Mathews. Image: oxford university “I loved my time at Oxford. There werent then many people from my background at university there. But that didnt …

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Brexit vote: Single market benefit ‘largely imaginary’ – BBC News

March 23, 2017

Economies that trade with the 11 founding members of the single market, using World Trade Organization (WTO) terms, have increased their exports to the EU five times faster than the UK has, over the past 20 years, the study says. Michael Burrage, the report’s author, said that before joining the single market in 1993, the UK’s exports to the EU grew at a faster rate than major economies such as the US, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, Norway, South Africa and Brazil. But since …

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