How will the White House remember the Holocaust?

April 24, 2017

… racist rhetoric about peoples considered “other,” and the failure of world refugee policy. Perhaps the White House should think about the moment when a future State Department is called on to apologize again to innocent people for the ways the united States abandoned its core principles because of racist fears. How will it explain how in 2017, it denied entry to scientists going to MIT, medical researchers destined for Harvard, or translators who have risked their lives for US …

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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. …

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

April 19, 2017

… public airing, where he’s unambiguous as the President of the united States on his concerns over human rights, on freedom of the press, on the rights of women, on freedom of religion and the rule of law and all the necessary actions to preserve the democratic institutions of Turkey.” Referring to Erdogan, Allen warned that “history tells us that when you accumulate that much authority in one single person, it often doesn’t go very well.” …

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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 betrothed were sitting in upgraded seating they …

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New United Airlines Policy Scraps Last-Minute Boarding for Crew Members

April 17, 2017

We issued an updated policy to make sure crews traveling on our aircraft are booked at least 60 minutes prior to departure, united spokeswoman Maggie Schmerin told The Huffington Post on Sunday, noting that previously crews could be booked up until the time of departure. This ensures situations like Flight 3411 never happen again, she said. This is one of our initial steps in a review of our policies in order to deliver the best customer experience. A lawyer for Dao says his client suffered …

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When this man tried to fly with his mobility device, United made him cry

April 16, 2017

Image: united The united horror stories keep coming out of the woodwork. After the internet exploded over a viral video showing a man being forcibly dragged from his seat on a united flight last weekend, another passenger has taken to Medium to share his horrible experience with the airline. SEE ALSO: Unsettling video captures united passenger being forcibly removed from overbooked flight Trey Harris’ tale of inhumane customer service and unreasonable responses left him frustrated and …

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HMP Berwyn: How does biggest prison compare to others? – BBC News

February 28, 2017

… prisoners. 2.Will Berwyn make a difference to overcrowding? America’s LA County jail is almost 10 times bigger than HMP Berwyn with around 17,000 inmates, although it’s not strictly comparable as it is made up of a collection of facilities spread over a wide area. The united States does have the highest incarceration rates in the world with figures for 2014 showing 690 prisoners for every 100,000 people, compared to 146 in England and Wales. England and Wales had the highest …

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