Queen’s speech: All pomp and pageantry in British Parliament

June 21, 2017

… throne beside her. The black rod Then comes the real theater. The Queen will send a House of Lords official known as the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to the lower House of Commons. The usher carries, well, a black rod, which he bangs on the House of Commons door — only to have the door Open and then slammed shut in his face. This tradition symbolizes the House of Commons’ independence from the monarchy. While the Queen is the head of state, she is not the head of …

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Don’t lose sleep over apnea, but treatment is crucial

June 21, 2017

… Facebook and Twitter. The most effective type of treatment for sleep apnea is use of a continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, machine. These deliver air directly through the airway, ensuring that it remains Open. Other treatment options include oral appliances or, in very severe cases, tissue removal or jaw surgery. Rosen, Schwab and Surkin all emphasized that diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea is crucial to ensuring heart health. “Patients with sleep apnea may have this …

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Journalists Lash Out As Georgia Campaigns Bar Media Right And Left

June 20, 2017

The conservative Washington Free Beacon said its reporter was escorted out ofa campaign event Monday night before Democrat Jon Ossoffwas scheduled to speak on the eve of the election. And a reporter from liberal ThinkProgress said she was barred from events by Republican Karen Handel. Journalists ripped the actions on Twitter. The controversy erupted just hours before the polls were to Open Tuesday to decide who will represent Georgias 6th Congressional District. The winner will …

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Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

Aid workers from nine floundering vessels in distress off the Libyan coast on Thursday, in another intense day for the Italian Coast Guard and humanitarian organizations operating search-and-rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea. The crews of Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish aid organization involved in Thursdays operations, two rubber dinghies and a wooden boat each crammed with more than 130 men, women and children. A 2-month-old baby with asthma was among the passengers of another wooden …

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Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade

June 17, 2017

… trade association states. Any trade policies that result in more limited market access for foreign carmakers either directly or as a result of foreign retaliation for U.S. actions, the ad implies, will ultimately hurt Americans most. Thanks to trade and Open markets, our auto industry is stronger, prouder and better than ever before, the video concludes as auto workers of diverse backgrounds raise the American flag up the pole at the foreign carmakers U.S. plants. Why would we ever want to …

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The Definition Of Hell For Each Myers-Briggs Personality Type

… argue or reason with them. INFP Your deepest thoughts and feelings are exposed to a large audience and everyone thinks that you’re pathetic and unoriginal. INTJ Every time you Open your mouth to say something intelligent, something entirely idiotic comes out instead. ESFJ Someone you love is in dire need of practical help and you cant give it to them. Worse yet, they think youre refusing to help them out of pettiness and theyre mad at you. ESFP You are stuck in a room by yourself for the …

May 25, 2017
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I Invited A Guy From Tinder Over, He Didnt Look Like His Pics

… was leering at me. Flexing some kind of unpleasant power he thought he had over me, like what he said was law — like there’d be consequences if I didn’t go along with his whims. And that’s when I knew this night was going to be different. I said I was only interested in sex tonight, but here was this giant rape-y douchebag presenting himself to me like a gift with a bow wrapped around it, begging for me to Open it. He was a bad person. He probably did this all the time. …

May 25, 2017
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Huge Landslide Buries Already Damaged California Highway

… worse over the weekend and the video will give you a glimpse at the undertaking needed to Open the road again, the sheriffs department said in a Facebook post. Efforts to restore other sections damaged from earlier landslides were also called off while Caltrans officials wait for the ground stabilize, according to the San Luis Obispo Tribune. The storm-related road closures have increased the isolation of Big Surs residents and hurt its local businesses. The area of Californias central coast …

May 24, 2017
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Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

(CNN)Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump arrives in Israel Monday in search of what he has called “the ultimate deal”. But like so many US presidents who have believed it their duty to bring peace to the region, Trump will face a series of challenges, which have grown increasingly insurmountable. Seven years on since Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last held talks, the same issues remain — disagreements over borders, security, Jerusalem, a right of return …

May 22, 2017
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First on CNN: Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence him, source says

Washington (CNN)Former FBI Director James Comey now believes that President Donald Trump was trying to influence his judgment about the Russia probe, a person familiar with his thinking says, but whether that influence amounts to obstruction of justice remains an Open question. Comey will testify publicly before the Senate intelligence committee after Memorial Day, the panel’s leaders announced Friday. The central question at that blockbuster hearing will be whether Comey believed the …

May 21, 2017
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Donald Trump Says Special Counsel Appointment ‘Hurts Our Country Terribly’

… serious. Comey has been invited to testify before Congress next week, but his appearance at an Open hearingmight be in jeopardydue to the appointment of a special counsel, Graham said. The New York Times story is flat wrong,a White House spokesman told NBC.Neither Michael Flynn nor his attorneys told Transition Counsel that he was under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey during the campaign. …

May 20, 2017
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Now it’s up to the special counsel

Washington (CNN)A bad day for the White House could turn out to be a good day for justice and democratic accountability and institutions. Robert Mueller’s appointment Wednesday as special counsel to probe Russian election meddling and any collusion by Trump campaign aides elevates the investigation clear of partisanship and the threat of White House interference. It therefore may offer the best chance for a politically bulletproof accounting of the guilt or innocence of members of the …

May 18, 2017
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‘House Of Cards’ Gets Orwellian In First Few Seconds Of Season 5

Streamed Tuesday morning over Facebook Live, Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) delivers a message to the nation in a clip that serves as the first episodes cold Open. Claire, referencing a terror attack, calmly imparts an edict from the office of the president, still held by her husband Frank (Kevin Spacey). While Kevin Spacey has stated that the show never worries about keeping it topical and current, many have happily spotted similarities between the upcoming Season 5 out May 30 and Trumps …

May 18, 2017
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Hope You Don’t Expect The Senate GOP To Be Transparent About Obamacare Repeal

… regulations and deprive something like 24 million people of coverage. Were starting over from a clean sheet of paper here, Sen. (R-Tenn.) promised. All of that is probably true and less meaningful than it sounds at first blush. Its possible to write a bill in a slower, more deliberative manner than the House did without allowing the kind lengthy, Open public debate that legislation of such magnitude would seem to require. Its also possible to pass less disruptive, less extreme legislation …

May 15, 2017
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