In North Carolina, Women Can’t Withdraw Consent After Sex Begins

June 24, 2017

North Carolina is the only state in the U.S. where no doesnt mean no, state Sen. Jeff Jackson (D-Mecklenburg) told The Fayetteville Observer this week. Jackson is the sponsor of Senate Bill 553, which states that a person who continues to engage in intercourse after consent is withdrawn can be charged with rape. The bill applies specifically to vaginal intercourse. The states Supreme Court ultimately ruled that Hesters date had…

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Jews, Christians and Muslims make holy ground in America’s heartland

June 19, 2017

Omaha, Nebraska (CNN)When most people think of Omaha, they imagine sizzling steaks, billionaire Warren Buffet or even former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning calling out before the snap. (Remember “Omaha-Omaha”?). A rabbi, a reverend and an imam (no, it’s not a setup joke) are partners in a decadelong quest to bring together the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — to share and worship on the same property.

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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey meets disease survivors – BBC News

June 17, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEbola nurse Pauline Cafferkey: The Western world has moved on Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey has returned to Sierra Leone for the first time since contracting Ebola there in 2014. She went back to fundraise for children orphaned by the epidemic and to close a chapter of her life. The last time Mbalu met Pauline, the teenager was sick with Ebola and fighting…

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images This was Theresa May’s election – the Conservatives were some way off in the distance, if they were visible at all, at the start of the campaign. But was she the right kind of candidate to be placed front and centre like this? Katie Perrior, Mrs May’s former director of communications thinks not. Writing in the Times, she said: “If you run a presidential-style campaign with…

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Chelsea Clinton Has A Very Good Explanation For Her ‘Damaged’ Heels

June 14, 2017

The outlet tore into a pair of the 37-year-olds slightly worn nude heels, calling them frayed and shredded, and featured zoomed-in photos of those supposed flaws. Clinton later addressed the ridiculous shoe controversyduring an appearance on The Tonight Show last week. She added, I think this is probably something working women particularly working women New Yorkers can empathize with. When you find a good pair of shoes, you just stay…

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Anger in Taiwan as China poaches another diplomatic ally

June 14, 2017

(CNN)Taiwan has expressed “deep anger and regret” after losing one of its few diplomatic allies, deepening the island’s international isolation. China views Taiwan as an integral part of its territory that is to be taken by force if necessary. Beijing has missiles pointed at the island. Panama’s moves leaves Taiwan with only 20 diplomatic allies in the world, mainly small nations in Latin America and the Caribbean. In December 2016,…

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Filippo Minelli uses smoke to spotlight political and social issues

June 9, 2017

(CNN)Our time is beset by a special kind of anxiety. The media and the Internet have become personal intravenous hookups to images of crisis — violence, disaster, political upheaval — fed to us instantly, wherever we are. For consumers of media, this condition can feel so total it can feel numbing and almost futile to discuss. Yet there’s a twist: the smoke bombs are harmless, and dazzlingly colored — and…

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Gulf rift: Qatar ‘not ready to surrender’

June 9, 2017

Doha, Qatar (CNN)Qatar has said “it’s not ready to surrender” as the diplomatic stranglehold placed on the tiny oil-rich country by its neighbors intensifies. “The State of Qatar has never seen such hostility, not even from a hostile state,“ a Foreign Ministry statement said Thursday. Unraveling the Qatar crisis Social sympathizers could face jail US suspects Russian hackers World cup a bargaining chip Qatar keeps gas flowing Philippines stops sending…

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9 Times Donald Trump Twisted Facts In His Speech Quitting Paris Accord

June 2, 2017

President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw from the Paris climate accord on Thursday with a White House speech that made the historic agreement sound like a trade deal, which it isnt. But that was just one of the thorns in his Rose Garden statement. The nonbinding pact to reduce planet-warming emissions, approved by every country but Syria and Nicaragua, commits its signatories to slashing greenhouse gas outputs and coming…

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Election blind dates: Peter Stringfellow and Mary Beard – BBC News

June 2, 2017

Mary Beard Describe yourself: I’m Mary Beard and I am a professor of classics at the University of Cambridge. My day-job is working on Roman history and ancient Roman history. A few years ago now, I started doing Roman documentaries on both BBC Two and BBC One. It’s got my face out there – for better or worse. Political beliefs: I would summarise my politics very simply as the maverick…

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Heres Why Megan Is Missing Is The Creepiest Horror Movie Most People Havent Seen

Megan is Missing For some reason feels like the horror movie the horror community has forgotten. Everyone remembers the full body creeps they felt while watching. Everyone has those scenes from the end of the movie etched into their mind forever. This is one of the scariest movies from the past 10 years and no one talks about it. Here’s the thing, is horror done right. The plot centers around…

May 26, 2017
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The Definition Of Hell For Each Myers-Briggs Personality Type

They say that one man’s heaven is another man’s hell and that couldn’t be truer when it comes to the sixteen Myers-Briggs Personality Types. Each one is inspired, enraged and absolutely tortured by something slightly different. Here’s the destiny that would psychologically destroy each Myers-Briggs Personality type. ESTJ – An incredibly impractical person is put in charge of all of your major life decisions. You have to do whatever they…

May 25, 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…

May 22, 2017
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Has the North East forgotten Margaret Thatcher? – BBC News

The name doesn’t seem to mean much to them. It would have been a different story 36 years ago, when the Thatcher government closed Consett’s steel works, with the loss of 3,700 jobs. The devastation inflicted on this remote town high on the edge of the Pennines, where unemployment soared to 36%, made the national news and became a symbol of the harsh medicine the Thatcher government thought it had…

May 22, 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…

May 18, 2017
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James Clapper: Defending democracy from Trump

(CNN)Last week, when he testified before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee, James Clapper, former director of national intelligence, had the disposition of someone who looked like he had retired for a reason and planned to go straight back. He made his points, answered many questions and perhaps hoped that would be the end of his contribution on the Trump/Russia story. There should be little doubt that the extraordinary days that followed…

May 16, 2017
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Scientists May Be Vastly Underestimating The Extinction Risk Facing Some Species

But as staggering as those numbers may sound, they may still be vast underestimates,according to a recent study out of Columbia University that challenged the accuracy of methods used by theInternational Union for Conservation of Nature to determine the status of species. The research team, led by Don Melnick,a professor of conservation biology, came to these conclusions after assessing the IUCN Red List conservation status of 18 bird species endemic…

May 15, 2017
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Hope You Don’t Expect The Senate GOP To Be Transparent About Obamacare Repeal

Senate Republicans have spent the last 10 days or so promising not to tackle health care in the same hurried, irresponsible way that their House counterparts did. We are not under any deadlines, Sen. (R-Texas) saidlast week, so we are going to take our time. They have also suggested they have little interest in drafting something that looks like the American Health Care Act the wildly unpopular House bill that…

May 15, 2017
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