Sen. Susan Collins Comes Out Against Health Care Bill

June 27, 2017

In a series of tweets, Collins cited a Congressional Budget Office report released Monday that found the new bill would cause 22 million people to lose their insurance over the next 10 years. The Senates bill would also dramatically undercut federal funding for Medicaid and financial assistance for low- and middle-income people, all facts Collins said wouldnt fix ACA problems for rural Maine, referring to the Obama administrations Affordable Care Act. The announcement is a significant blow …

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Are Republicans feeling the pressure on health care? They’re sure acting like it

June 27, 2017

… passage, the numbers were not good for the Republicans:It projected that23 million people would lose coverage by 2026. Republican efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act have so far been hugely unpopular with the public at large. A recent Quinnipiac poll pegged popular support for the House bill at just 17 percent, an almost unheard-of figure. Given these numbers and the fact that the GOP is playing with a fairly narrow margin of errorthey can afford to lose no more than two votes, and …

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How Playing a One-Armed Badass Helped Suki Waterhouse Get Over Heartbreak

June 26, 2017

… deceiving. I have been around famous people quite a lot, she laughs, So Im like no, Im not famous. Waterhouse is presumably referring to her group of photogenic British cohorts, which includes Cara Delevingne, Clara Paget, and Georgia May Jagger (just dont call them a squad). Waterhouse also garnered headlines for her 2-year-long relationship with Bradley Cooper, which ended in 2015. But exes and girl gangs aside, Waterhouse is an undeniable talent and soon-to-be star in her own right. In her …

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The Perfect Emmys Ballot: The TV Shows and Actors Who Should Be Nominated

June 26, 2017

… people. And Hader on Documentary Now? Its quite simply batshit what he does, almost defying description other than to say: Hilarious. Best Limited Series American Crime Big Little Lies Fargo Feud: Bette and Joan The Night Of Just missing the cut: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Genius, The Young Pope, Shots Fired, When We Rise The zeitgeist-seizing Big Little Lies should make the biggest splash here, though last summers The Night Of rivals it in terms of popularityand the former stuck its …

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Mom shares the crushing cost of her son’s medical care before the Senate votes on healthcare bill

June 26, 2017

Before the Senate votes on its bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, many people are sharing stories of how the bill would affect them. One story struck a chord with thousands of Twitter users this weekend. The mom of 3-year-old Ethan Vikash shared a photo of a medical bill for her son’s open heart surgery. The 24-line item bill came to $231,115 for 10 hours in surgery, one week in the hospital’s cardiac intensive care unit, and one week on the hospital’s cardiac floor. With …

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Could Trump’s vague plan to expand rural broadband actually work? It’s hard to tell

June 25, 2017

… of people can’t get broadband. Experts worry this digital divide is slowing small-town economic development at a time when farm and factory jobs are vanishing and young people and retailers are fleeing for cities. SEE ALSO: If you’re poor, now you can get a subsidy for Internet access Donald Trump, who capitalized on this despair in his run for the White House, finally offered a concrete answer to this problem, however vague, in an Iowa speech this week. The president said he plans …

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Five ways politicians can win over young voters – BBC News

June 25, 2017

And what’s more, this section of the electorate is now “anyone’s to play for”, Caroline Macfarland, director of think tank Common Vision, says. Breaking down the boundaries to politicians Image copyright Reuters “These are people who aren’t concerned with immigration, but are worried about the environment,” says Dr Sloam. “The environment wasn’t even an issue in this election. Here, young people can have more influence in the …

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Britains Financial Power Is Already Seeping Away

June 24, 2017

… estimated earlier this year. Frankfurt is so far beating out other cities in luring business from London. Morgan Stanley is close to picking Germany’s financial capital as the EU hub for its broker-dealer business, while Nomura will also move staff there following Brexit, people familiar with the companies’ planning told Bloomberg News this week. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. also said on Thursday it will establish a subsidiary there. Frankfurt offers proximity to …

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Toilet charity renames Indian village after Trump to raise awareness

June 24, 2017

… so mud-built houses” will receive free toilets a huge deal, since India has some serious issues with sanitary streets and facilities. As PRI reported in 2016, access to toilets in impoverished areas in India remains a big problem. “Some 70 percentof households in India dont have access to toilets, whether in rural areas or urban slums. Roughly 60 percentof the countrys 1.2 billion people still defecate in the open,” the publication stated. While there’s undoubtedly a …

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Johnny Depp issues an apology for his remarks about Donald Trump and assasinations

June 24, 2017

… at Glastonbury I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump, Depp said in a statement to people. It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone. Meanwhile, The White House has also issued a statement about Depp-gate, and brought Democrats into it, of course. President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and its sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead. I hope that some …

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Here’s why Sean Spicer is secretly a genius

June 24, 2017

Image: alex wong/Getty Images When it comes to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, most people would not immediately label him as a “smart guy.” He has drawn criticism for making false and often controversial statements, and his general combativeness with the press. But he is human, is he not? Are you perfect? He deserves a champion. And that champion is me. I’m going to outline exactly how Sean Spicer is actually a genius, and how everything he’s doing is actually …

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Travis Kalanick apologists sound a lot like Donald Trump supporters

June 24, 2017

… visionary-benefactor mythos. Second: Yes, people make mistakes. people are fallible. Travis Kalanick’s not perfect. But that’s not the issue at hand. The issue’s that his company had a rotten culture that, by many accounts, came from the top. Kalanick once received the health records of a rape victim, and then used them to fuel his own conspiratorial ideas about Uber’s competitors. Kalanick and Uber so brazenly flaunted the ruleseven making software to do sothat …

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The rise of the Facebook star

June 24, 2017

… been in movies or in a recurring role on television. She’s a Facebook star. For almost the last decade, if you wanted to start as an online video creator and perhaps one day make it on stage or on TV, you went to YouTube. The video platform became a bustling marketplace for a wide range of people looking creating everything from makeup tutorials to comedy skits. YouTube’s community grew so big that it eventually inspired VidCon, an annual conference for online video, held in Anaheim, …

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How to get a job at: Getty Images

June 23, 2017

… at this innovative organization at the intersection of creativity and technology. Rachel Bitte: What does Getty Images look for in applicants? A love of photography or creative pursuits in general? Katie Cushing: Outside of our photographers, were more about finding people who can appreciate creative visual work versus produce it. Im by no means a good photographer, but am constantly humbled and in awe of the work our teams do. For marketing, sales, or finance, for example, you still need to …

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Lawsuit Accuses Donald Trump Of Illegally Destroying White House Records

June 23, 2017

… Libowitz told HuffPost that the only reason for the Trump administration to delete messages is to keep them secret from the American people. He said its part of a larger, troubling pattern of information suppression in the Trump administration, which also includes deletion of the presidents tweets. Trump repeatedly blasted Democratic rival Hillary Clinton during the presidential campaign for her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, but those emails were still …

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Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom – BBC News

June 22, 2017

In 2015 one market research company estimated the UK market could be worth as much as 3.6bn. But there is little doubt it has grown significantly over the past decade. Focus on body image The report identifies several factors that are encouraging young people in particular to focus on body image. These include increasing levels of anxiety around appearance, the rise of social media where photos can receive positive or negative ratings and the popularity of celebrity culture, complete with …

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Why The FBI Usually Doesn’t Label Attacks By Non-Muslims Terrorism

June 22, 2017

… the framework through which I look at it. When Roof was indicted, Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch described hate crimes as the original domestic terrorism. She the lack of terrorism charges against Roof didnt mean the feds were taking the case any less seriously. Lynchs predecessor, however, said its time for the nation of reconsider what it labels as terrorism. Attorney General Eric Holder said Charleston should serve as a on domestic terrorism. people like Roof, he explained, can …

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Trump Says He Doesn’t Want Poor People In Charge Of The Economy

June 22, 2017

These are people that are great, brilliant business minds, and thats what we need, thats what we have to have so the world doesnt take advantages of us, Trump, tolda crowd of about 6,000in Cedar Rapids. We cant have the world taking advantage of us anymore. And I love all people, rich or poor, but in those particular positions I just dont want a poor person. Does that make sense? Does that make sense? The sheer wealth in the Trump administration has been the subject of frequent news …

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Most Americans Don’t Think Religious-Based Discrimination Should Be Lawful

June 22, 2017

… almost every state, excluding Alaska, oppose allowing small business owners to refuse goods or services to gay and lesbian people. Rumors swirled earlier this yearthat President Donald Trumpwas poised to sign an executive order that could allow virtually any federally funded entity with a religious affiliation to refuse service to someone based on religious objections to same-sex marriage, premarital sex, abortion or transgender identity after adraft order leaked to news outlets. Such …

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Marco Rubio gives Ivanka Trump a vastly one-sided hug

June 22, 2017

… language invites this hug from @marcorubio. pic.twitter.com/ZxYHyf4cgZ Only4RM (@Only4RM) June 20, 2017 *Rubio after waiting for two hours behind the pillar“Wow, Ivanka, what a surprise. It’s so good to see you again.” pic.twitter.com/qsxBXwpstp Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) June 20, 2017 people even riffed on the recent awkward exchange between Jerry Seinfeld and Kesha. Just left Intel comm & informed meeting 2day with @IvankaTrump blowing up twitter over alleged …

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College offers courses in becoming a bona fide social media influencer

June 21, 2017

… skills. Image: AFP/Getty Images Image: AFP/Getty Images “I like dressing myself up really pretty and take [sic] pictures, I feel like this major really suits me,” Ms Jiang told news wire AFP. Mengna Jiang is one of many hoping to make it big Image: AFP/Getty Images If you make it in a country with over a billion people, your reach could be astronomical. Papi Jiang, one of China’s most popular online celebrities, has a following of 44 million across multiple …

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Republicans Hold On To Mick Mulvaney’s Old House Seat In South Carolina

June 21, 2017

… leaders. South Carolinians still have not gotten to the point where they can look at issues versus keeping it strictly partisan politics, said Horne, a co-founder of the progressive #DemEnter group. On the issues, Archie is clearly a better choice for anybody who lives in the state other than very wealthy people. Norman campaigned heavily on his commitment to helping Trump enact his agenda, including the repeal of Obamacare. He has also embraced raising the Social Security retirement age …

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Venezuela accuses Twitter of censoring

June 20, 2017

… “Twitter in Venezuela today deactivated thousands of people’s accounts,” Maduro said at televised rally, according to Reuters. “Simply for being ‘Chavistas.’” Twitter declined to comment to Mashable on the accusations. Twitter’s guidelines say that accounts can be suspended for abusive behavior and spamming. Still, the President of Venezuela does not want the people of his country to stop using Twitter. He said that his supporters should use Twitter to …

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General election 2017: Why people voted the way they did – BBC News

June 20, 2017

Image copyright AFP Despite the apparent increases in turnout among young people, Ipsos Mori and YouGov both agreed that older people were still considerably more likely to vote. YouGov estimated the turnout among over 70s at 84%. Another dividing line: Education A university education looks like an indicator as to how someone might have voted on 8 June. “While the Conservatives’ support decreases the more educated a voter is, the opposite was true for Labour and the Lib …

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