Ed Sheeran is just the latest celebrity to leave Twitter. Here’s why.

July 6, 2017

"Gooooodbye Twiiiiittter."Image: James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock Ed Sheeran is just the latest victim. A recent interview revealed that the singer-songwriter has, for the most part, signed off Twitter. SEE ALSO: Ed Sheeran has announced he’s quitting Twitter for a depressing reason The 140-character platform that once referred to itself as a social network has defined itself as a news network as of late, as it tries to convince investors, advertisers, and the…

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Saudi Arabia has ‘clear link’ to UK extremism, report says – BBC News

July 5, 2017

The Home Office report into the existence and influence of Jihadist organisations, commissioned by former Prime Minister David Cameron in 2015, has reportedly yet to be completed amid questions as to whether it will ever be published. Qatar crisis: After the deadline, what next? May defends UK ties with Saudi Arabia Reality Check: Why does the Prevent strategy divide opinion? Critics have suggested it could make uncomfortable reading for the…

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How Justice Neil Gorsuch Is Helping Texas Undermine Marriage Equality

July 5, 2017

On Friday, the Texas Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, refused to dismiss a case brought by two Houston taxpayers who believe the city shouldnt provide employee benefits for the same-sex spouses of city employees. As New York Law School professor Arthur S. Leonard, who called it a clear misreading of the U.S. Supreme Courts 2015 Obergefell decision on marriage equality, explained: It was particularly brazen of the Texas Supreme…

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263 Overturned Murder ConvictionsJust 16 New Suspects Charged

July 4, 2017

Ninety-two year-old Emma Crapser spent the last night of her life playing Bingo at St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church, about a half a mile from her Poughkeepsie, N.Y. apartment. Upon her return home, she was murdered, apparently in the course of an intended robbery. According to court documents, she had asphyxiated after being bound and gagged with five pieces of material [stuffed] down her throat–including a chisel-like instrument, cloth, and…

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For George Washington a Sword Was Much More Than an Accessory

July 4, 2017

Authors Intro: In Riding with George, I use my background as a war correspondent, sports reporter, and amateur equestrian to focus on Washingtons exploits as a foxhunter, woodsman, warrior, and man of manners, explaining how Georges performances helped crystallize his contribution to our modern ideas of sportsmanship and chivalry, even as they also highlight the intimate ties between sports and war. It isnt difficult to understand George Washingtons interest in…

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Trump Commission Demanding Voter Data Via Unsecured Email

July 2, 2017

The voter rolls include names, addresses, birthdays, partial Social Security numbers, and in some cases even drivers license numbers, among other information. But the the email system intended to traffic the information lacks minimal encryption protections, according to the report. Mississippis Republican Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said commission members could go jump in the Gulf of Mexico. Californias participation would only serve to legitimize the false and already debunked…

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EPA Plans New Climate Science Critique, Swapping Peer Review For Red Vs. Blue Politics

July 1, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency has already its website dedicated to climate change, of scientific advisory board members, and to alter her congressional testimony to include more political talking points. Now EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt plans to launch a new initiative aimed at challenging the widely accepted conclusion that the climate is changing due to the influx of planet-warming gases caused by burning fossil fuels, industrial farming and large-scale deforestation. The…

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How Hollywood Celebs Like Johnny Depp Are Hurting the Liberal Cause

June 26, 2017

On Friday morning, President Trump partook in one of his favorite rituals this side of hitting the links or avoiding Tiffany: a bill signing. The commander-in-chief, surrounded by ornamental backers, inked the Veterans Affairs Reform Acta measure that will make it easier to terminate VA employeesbefore soaking up camera flashes and cabinet applause. Among the admiring spectators was Al Baldasaro, a military veteran and New Hampshire state representative. The presence…

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Lawsuit Accuses Donald Trump Of Illegally Destroying White House Records

June 23, 2017

The suit filed Thursday against Trump and the Executive Office of the President by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and the National Security Archive focuses on an auto-delete app reportedly being used for messages sent from the White House that erase messages after theyre read. Yet evidence suggests that President Trump and others within the White House are either ignoring or outright flouting these responsibilities, the suit…

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Marco Rubio gives Ivanka Trump a vastly one-sided hug

June 22, 2017

This is just awkward.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Sometimes a photo really is worth a thousand words. Ivanka Trump arrived at the Capitol Tuesday morning to talk paid family leave with Sen. Marco Rubio and others, but things got a little weird before they got down to business. SEE ALSO: Marco Rubio pretends he’s a winner, convinces no one Rubio went in for a hug from the first daughter and judging by this…

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The Solution To America’s Gun Violence Isn’t More Guns

June 16, 2017

WASHINGTON For a few hours after a gunman shot a member of Congress and four other people in the Northern Virginia suburbs on Wednesday, lawmakers were unified against the political vitriol that seemed to drive the attack. But when questions inevitably shifted to how lawmakers would respond to the bloodshed of yet another mass shooting, it became clear that the brief display of agreement was more symbolism than substance. Democrats…

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It’s Simple: Either Trump Or Comey Is Lying. Who Is More Credible?

June 9, 2017

Comey laid out his version of events before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday,detailing comments the president had made to him about the FBIs investigation into links between Russia and the Trump campaign and its probe of Trumps former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Comeys account suggests that the president attempted to interfere with the bureaus investigations,pressed the then-FBI director to pledge Trump his loyalty and asked him to get…

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Is Reality Winner A Leaker, A Whistleblower Or Something Else?

June 9, 2017

Whats the difference? Leakers, on the other hand, can become targets for prosecution for mishandling classified information. Not all leak are crimes, however. Sharing unclassified materials such as former FBI Director James Comey did with some of his memos about his private conversations with President Donald Trump is not illegal, experts say. Sean Rayford via Getty Images Reality Winner is a leaker, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office in Southern…

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Universities challenged on top 1% advert – BBC News

June 8, 2017

Advertising to students But the advertising watchdog has been examining a complaint about how university rankings are being used in marketing. A description of Reading University as being in the top 1% worldwide had been challenged by a complainant, who said such a figure could not be substantiated and could be misleading. The Advertising Standards Authority says that this has been “informally resolved”, with the university agreeing that it will…

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The rise of impact investing and how to get involved

June 8, 2017

Image: Pixabay In the past, the concepts of “financial gain” and “social good” have seemed mutually exclusive. But with impact investing on the rise, this is no longer the case. The logistics, though, are a little tricky. How, for example, does one determine a worthwhile investment that is, something that will generate returns and also create real impact? It can be especially difficult for private sector organizations and individuals to…

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London attack: Met defends dropping inquiry into attacker – BBC News

June 6, 2017

Mr Rowley said work was continuing to understand more about the attackers, “their connections and whether they were assisted or supported by anyone else”. TV Jihadist Butt featured in a Channel 4 documentary last year about Islamist extremists with links to the jailed preacher Anjem Choudary. The married father-of-two could be seen in the programme arguing with police officers in the street, after displaying a flag used by IS in…

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CNN Names Ivanka Most Powerful U.S. Jewish Woman. Twitter Says Hell No.

June 3, 2017

The Jerusalem Post snorted that CNN didnt offer much evidence to back up its headline. Ouch. Related Coverge Ivanka Trump Is No Sheryl Sandberg Sorry Ivanka, But You're Definitely 'Complicit' Ivanka, Do The Right Thing! More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsScopeCash Only available for WP Scope customersPush Connect Notify – Enterprise License Enterprise License that allows you to sell service to your clients or use on any site…

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Hot music video will make you want to dance and ignore rampant corruption in the Russian government

May 31, 2017

Kleptocracy is lit AF. Political opposition? Lame, according to Russian pop singer Alisa Voxwho, according to a source who talked to Russian news site Meduza, was paid $35,000 by the Kremlin for her new music video. SEE ALSO: France dislikes Trump even more than Putin, so that’s reassuring The song is called “Baby Boy,” and it’s all about the joys of not protesting. Here’s a sample of the lyrics, as…

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Ex-CIA Director Slams Jared Kushner’s ‘Hubris’ And ‘Ignorance’

May 29, 2017

Hayden wants to chalk up the stunning plan to naivete rather than evil intentions but thats not reassuring, he said in an interview on CNN. Hayden was commenting on reports, which first appeared in The Washington Post Friday, that Kushner discussed last December establishing a secret communication channel with the Kremlin using Russian facilities without any monitoring by the U.S. Kushner emerged last Thursday as a person of interest in…

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Parents Of Slain DNC Staffer Call Conspiracy Theories ‘Unspeakably Cruel’

May 24, 2017

Writing in The Washington Post,Mary and Joel Rich describe the nightmare that has become their lives. Each day, instead of receiving news from police about a break in their sons unsolved slaying, they are bombarded with phone calls from reporters asking about the lies or conspiracies being spread about him, they wrote. Mary and Joel Rich say their son’s murder has been “turned into a political football.” We have seen…

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Trump Reportedly Asked Intel Chiefs To Publicly Deny Russia Ties

May 23, 2017

According to the report, Trump asked Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers to publicly deny that there is any evidence of connections between Trumps team and Russia. Those requests reportedly came in late March, after then-FBI Director James Comey confirmedthat his bureau was looking into the Trump campaigns ties to Russia. The Post also said that White House officials sought to influence Comey…

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Why Trump Allies Want To Talk Impeachment And Dem Leadership Doesn’t

May 23, 2017

WASHINGTON With President Donald Trumps approval rating sinking and congressional Republicans pushing a deeply unpopular agenda, Democrats have a real chance to take back the House. But that opportunity is being complicated by one word that is coming up with increasing regularity on the midterm campaign trail: impeachment. In focus groups in swing districts and in Georgia-06 (where a special election is being held this June) where we do think…

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Instagram ‘worst for young mental health’ – BBC News

May 19, 2017

The RSPH report warns that “social media may be fuelling a mental health crisis” in young people. It can also be used as a tool for good, the report said, and companies should be doing their best to make platforms a safe place to be. About 90% of young people use social media – more than any other age group – so they are particularly vulnerable to its effects, although…

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