Trump Donates $78,000 To Antietam Battlefield, But National Parks Still Set To Lose $1.5 Billion

July 6, 2017

Marylands Antietam National Battlefield, the site of the bloodiest one-day battle in U.S. history, will receive a $78,333 donation from the president to help fund two restoration projects, and additional donations to the battlefield from the National Park Foundation and several historic trusts will bring the full amount to more than $263,000. As both the Secretary of the Interior and a military veteran, Im deeply honored and humbled to deliver…

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Manchester International Festival: Putting women in control of the world – BBC News

July 5, 2017

“I think there would be a different sense of care. Definitely.” Image copyright BBC/Getty Images Image caption Director Vicky Featherstone (left) and writer Abi Morgan have helped create the show “But your question to me was, do you think the world would be a better place if women did [rule it]? “At the moment, it isn’t equal. It is men ruling the world. And I think it would be a…

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We Were Kicked Off Chicagos Dyke March for Not Being the Right Kind of Jew

July 4, 2017

On June 24, some 1,500 people joined the Chicago Dyke March, in what seemed like a utopia of acceptance and respect for people of all orientations, races, nationalities and backgrounds or it almost was. According to the Windy City Times, it seemed as if the entire gender, racial and sexual spectrum was represented, walking hand-in-hand and demonstrating a powerful unity as they chanted "We are Dyke March" in English and…

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Jeff Sessions And The Trump Team Really Don’t Want To Say ‘Executive Privilege’

June 14, 2017

I am protecting the right of the president to assert it if he chooses, Sessions told members of the intelligence committee, adding that there may be other privileges the White House could invoke in the future. Conversations with the president are inherently confidential, he said, and it would be improper for him to waive that confidentiality without clear approval from Trump. Executive privilege is a loosely defined concept meant to…

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What you can learn about investing from Amazon’s insane 49,000 percent gain

June 9, 2017

Image: Getty Images for Amazon On top of free two-day package delivery, Amazon has been delivering for shareholders. The company recently marked 20 years as a publicly traded company and made headlines for its astounding 49,000% return since its 1997 initial public offering. Starting at $1.96 per share (adjusted for stock splits), the stock recently crossed$1,000. This 41% annual growth rate would have compounded a modest $1,000 investment into nearly…

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Student who refused to take photo with Paul Ryan just wrote a searing op-ed about why she resisted

June 6, 2017

Image: Getty Images The leader of the resistance to Paul Ryan is not even old enough to drive yet. Jordan McCray-Robinson was one of close to 100 8th grade students from South Orange Middle School who recently refused to participate in a photo-op with House Speaker Paul Ryan in May. Now, McCray-Robinson is back resisting Ryan. The young student published an op-ed today for her local newspaper, The Village Green,…

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Election blind dates: Georgia Toffolo and Jack Monroe – BBC News

May 31, 2017

Jack Monroe Describe yourself: I’m Jack Monroe, aged 29, and I’m a food writer and political commentator. Background: I used to be a 999 call-handler. I got pregnant with my son, and when I went back to work I couldn’t work the shift patterns any more. I ended up in a shoddy personal situation – I didn’t eat for three days in a row to feed my child. I started…

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Election 2017: What if I can’t afford to pay the rent? – BBC News

May 28, 2017

“It’s not a living wage if you cannot afford to live anywhere on that wage.” Where can I afford to live? BBC Calculator Shortfall According to the housing charity Shelter, there are now half a million people in the UK in the same situation as Nadine: people who have jobs, but who still have to borrow money for the rent. That amounts to one in three renters who are on…

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