• Trump Postpones Dinner With Supreme Court Justices
  • Here was the most inspiring moment of the 2017 London Marathon
  • Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions are still convinced Mexico will pay for a border wall
  • Chelsea Clinton had the perfect response to SNL cast member’s awkward Hillary joke
  • ‘Sand Castle’ revisits the gridlock and chaos of the Iraq War

Trump Postpones Dinner With Supreme Court Justices

Original story below: Its not clear whether all members of the court will attend, but newly confirmed Justice Neil Gorsuch, whom Trump nominated, is expected to join the president, the White House said on Sunday. Presidents have also regularly hosted members of the high court for dinner. According to Julie Silverbrook, the executive director of the Constitutional Sources Project, the practice appears to be quite common. On Sunday, Sen. Brian…

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Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions are still convinced Mexico will pay for a border wall

With a spending bill looming before Congress this week that, if it doesnt pass, could shut down the federal government, the Donald Trump administration seems set on including funds to begin building a border wall on the Mexican border. The administration has made threats that Trump wouldnt sign a spending bill that doesnt include the funding, even though its highly unlikely the Democrats would make it possible for the Republicans…

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Chelsea Clinton had the perfect response to SNL cast member’s awkward Hillary joke

VarietySaturday Night Live Clinton was in attendance as an honoree, alongside Gayle King, Jessica Chastain, Audra McDonald, Shari Redstone, and Tina Knowles, but that didnt stop Bayer from lobbing an awkward joke her way. After introducing each woman by name, the host let it fly. The line wasnt exactly met with a warm reception, asthe assembled crowd made an uncomfortable groan. Needless to say, in the heart of a traditional…

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‘Sand Castle’ revisits the gridlock and chaos of the Iraq War

Netflix original feature Sand Castle is less about war than about what war means for someone stuck making sense of it. Screenwriter Chris Roessner was that someone, after he enlisted in the Reserves principally to nab G.I. Bill benefits for college. His essence and moral centering is converted to screen as Pvt. Matt Ocre, played by Nicholas Hoult (X-Men), as he attempts to tackle the colossus of wars meaning. Successful…

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Reminder To Progressives: Abortion Is An Economic Issue

But Mellos progressive credentials are questionable at best.As a state senator, he co-sponsored a bill requiring that abortion providers tell women they can have an ultrasound first, and mandating that providers who use ultrasound display the image in a way women can see if they choose. He said it represented a positive first step to reducing the number of abortions in Nebraska. Unintended pregnancies place an enormous financial burden on…

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ cast seems a little confused about feminism

The Handmaid’s Tale presents the story of a near-future patriarchal dystopia, where women are forbidden from reading or using money and are categorized by their supposed virtue and utility as child-bearers. But according to the cast of Hulu’s new adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel, it’s “not a feminist story.” A panel at the Tribeca Film Festival went in an unexpected direction on Friday night when the cast of the…

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Trump’s Earth Day message is mostly about jobs, of course

Happy Earth Day?Image: Shutterstock / evenfh President Donald Trump just released a statement for Earth Day, and it doesn’t seem like he really loves the Earth? Along with some faint praise of America’s “abundant natural resources and awe-inspiring beauty,” Trump used Earth Day to talk about jobs. “Economic growth enhances environmental protection. We can and must protect our environment without harming America’s working families. That is why my administration is…

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The science march is about ‘hope’ for a fact-based future, despite Trump

People gather for a March for Science in New York on April 22, 2017.Image: JUSTIN LANE/EPA/REX/Shutterstock In cities all over the world Saturday, scientists and fans of fact and reason have come out in droves to support science. But what, exactly, are they marching for? SEE ALSO: Google Doodle uses furry animals to deliver an Earth Day message We went to the New York City March for Science to ask…

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Watch the March for Science live online Saturday

A view from a 2015 climate protest.Image: REX/Shutterstock On Saturday, tens of thousands of scientists and fans of reason will take to the streets in more than 500 demonstrations planned around the world as part of the first-ever March for Science. But even if you can’t make it to a march in person, a livestream of the festivities in Washington, D.C., has you covered. SEE ALSO: Here’s why thousands of…

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Passive-aggressive postcards you can print and send to your terrible Congressperson

Image: ambar del moral/mashable Real activism requires sacrifice. And the greatest sacrifice of all is being forced to talk to a random stranger on the phone. Calls to Congress increased 164 percent in Trump’s first month in office, according to the a report by calling profile company Hiya. But not everyone who’s anxious about the fate of the world has the strength to talk to their representatives directly. Some of…

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The British resistance is coming at you with Google docs

Everyone loves a good spreadsheet, right?!Image: Christopher Mineses / mashable The resistance is alive in Britain, and it’s armed with a spreadsheet. A super detailed, exquisitely crafted Google spreadsheet called “How to Vote to Stop the Tories” started doing the rounds on social media almost immediately after a snap election was called last Tuesday. SEE ALSO: This woman’s outraged response to the general election has gone gloriously viral It’s a…

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Palmer Luckey makes first post-Facebook comments, and he has a lot to say

Oculus co-founder Palmer LuckeyImage: web summit via flickr The founder of Oculus, Palmer Luckey, quietly slipped back onto the public stage this week after a tumultuous year that ended with his departure from Facebook in March. First, Luckey appeared on Twitter on Wednesday, after months of silence, using a telling new bio image instead of his own face: Obi-Wan Kenobi, the mysterious, sometimes misunderstood Jedi in Star Wars who fights…

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Internet blows up after Jeff Sessions dismisses Hawaii as just ‘an island in the Pacific’

Yep, Hawaii is a state. A nice one!Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock They fly the American flag in Hawaii. You can pay for things there with U.S. currency. If you’re American, don’t need a passport to visit. That’s because it’s part of the United States of America not that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions seems to care. SEE ALSO: Let’s all just watch this 360 degree video and pretend we’re in Hawaii Earlier…

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Quora valued around $1.8 bilion after latest funding round

Image: Shutterstock / Alex Brylov How much is credible, factual, internet-based information worth? A lot, evidently. Question-and-answer website Quora has raised a fresh round of $85 million dollars in its quest to become the go-to resource for people with questions and people with answers. The round values the company at roughly $1.8 billion, according to a company spokesperson (who said that the valuation had roughly doubled from its previous valuation…

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5 ways inclusive marketing can benefit your business feat. Nigel Barker

Inclusive marketing is a technique that consumers may not be able to pinpoint, but for many businesses, it’s the secret ingredient behind creating ads that set out to empower people and create confidence amongst consumers. SEE ALSO: Pepsi pulls cringeworthy Kendall Jenner ad after massive backlash Inclusive marketing is marketing that doesn’t specifically target one demographic nor does it rely on the traditional stereotypes we set up amongst ourselves and…

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General election 2017: Tories move to dampen tax hike fears – BBC News

Before winning the 2015 general election, the Conservatives promised no rises in VAT, national insurance contributions, or income tax. Analysis By Iain Watson, BBC News political correspondent The American revolutionary Benjamin Franklin said the two great certainties were tax and death. And certainly commitments to push tax rates up can prove fatal to political campaigns. Philip Hammond criticised the constraints placed on him by his party’s previous pledges not to…

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Cites Celebrity Flat-Earthers To Make A Point About Politics

After vainly explaining to these celebstime and time again that the Earth is round, Tyson is trying a different approach.This time, hes showing how science deniers can be detrimental in government. Tyson began by explaining that flat-Earthers who live in the U.S.are allowed to say whatever they want, truth or not. Constitutional rights dont make beliefs true, however. If kids who are fans of pop-stars think Earth is flat because…

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It’s Time To Call Out The Racism In Florida Politics

As a member of the Florida Black Legislative Caucus, I was disappointed. I was disgusted. I was outraged. But I was not surprised. And it has just been a month since an official in Seminole County, Stan McCullars, said Aramis Ayala, Floridas first Black elected State Attorney, should be tarred and feathered if not hung from a tree. Senator Artiles resigned today, and thats a good thing. Racist diatribes have…

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Probate fees: Planned increase scrapped ahead of election – BBC News

Currently, there is a flat fee of either 155 or 215 per application for probate, depending on whether or not the application is made through a solicitor. There is no fee paid for estates worth under 5,000. Legal move? Under the proposed changes, this system would have been replaced by a sliding fee scale linked to the value of the estate. Thousands of people would have faced sharp jumps in…

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Billy Monger crash: Online campaign hits 600,000 – BBC News

#billywhizz He said it had been a “heart-wrenching” time following the crash that left everyone fearing the worst. The donations came in swiftly over the past day and the 621,500 mark was achieved earlier, sailing well past the initial target of 260,000. F1 driver Max Verstappen donated 15,000 and Billy’s F4 former rival Devlin DeFrancesco made the biggest donation, of 26,000. Hundreds of people have sent messages of support to…

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UK’s online shoppers top global spending survey – BBC News

Cinema tickets Entertainment – such as cinema and concert tickets, takeaway orders and music downloads – accounted for one in four online card purchases in the UK. Some 67% of concert ticket spending and 61% of cinema, theatre and dance spending was made online, the association’s figures showed. The popularity of renewing contracts such as insurance cover online, and payments into bank accounts over the internet also meant financial services…

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General election 2017: Corbyn focuses on ‘super-sized’ classes – BBC News

With under seven weeks to go until polling day, parties are racing to select candidates and prepare for the snap 8 June election, announced by Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday. What you need to know about the general election Plan to raise death legal fees ditched Parties race to choose candidates Mr Corbyn, who insisted on Thursday that he can defy the polls and “change the direction” of the…

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Jason Chaffetz Denies Scandal Speculation After Saying He May Leave Congress Early

Not in any way shape or form, Chaffetz, chair of the House Oversight Committee, said in an interview with Politico.Ive been given more enemas by more people over the last eight years than you can possibly imagine, he continued. From the Secret Service to the Democratic Party. I am who I am. If they had something really scandalous, it wouldve come out a long, long time ago. If I do…

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Furious South Koreans Blast ‘Ignorant’ Trump For ‘Distortion Of History’

Trump told The Wall Street Journal that Chinese President Xi Jinping gave him a history lesson during their meeting earlier this month, which gave him a new appreciation of the difficulties of defusing the situation in North Korea. But South Koreans say their nation was never part of China. The nations politicians are also making it clear what they think of the American presidents comments. This is clearly a distortion…

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