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Why people are marching for science: ‘There is no Planet B’ – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

Thousands of people gathered in the rain Saturday on the soggy grounds of the Washington Monument to turn Earth Day into an homage to science. After four hours of speeches and musical performances, they marched down Constitution Avenue to the foot of Capitol Hill, chanting “Build labs, not walls!” and “Hey, Trump, have you heard, you can’t silence every nerd!” The March for Science began as a notion batted around…

‘A Shortage of Coffins’ After Taliban Slaughter Unarmed Soldiers – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

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Trump announces rally in Pennsylvania marking first 100 days – Fox News

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

President Trump says that he will hold a ‘BIG’ rally in Pennsylvania next Saturday, which will also mark his 100th day in office. “I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it!” he tweeted Saturday. The announcement comes at a time when the president has a lot on the line, including Congress’ deadline Friday to pass a new federal budget.  Next Saturday night I…

Security tight as France prepares for presidential vote – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

PARIS — Early voting began overseas Saturday in France’s most nail-biting election in generations, and the 11 candidates seeking to become the country’s next president silenced their campaigns as required to give voters a period of reflection. Opinion polls pointed to a tight race among the four top contenders vying to get into the May 7 presidential runoff that will decide who becomes France’s next head of state. But the…

U.S. Surgeon General Who Spoke Out Against Gun Violence Resigns – Voice of America

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

The U.S. Surgeon General under the Obama administration has resigned and been replaced, at least, temporarily, by his deputy. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that Vivek Murthy was asked to resign after “assisting in a smooth transition” from the Obama administration to that of President Donald Trump. Murthy’s replacement is his deputy, Sylvia Trent-Adams, who becomes one of the first nurses to serve in the position….

Why people are marching for science: ‘There is no Planet B’ – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Thousands of people gathered in the rain Saturday on the soggy grounds of the Washington Monument to turn Earth Day into an homage to science. After four hours of speeches and musical performances, they marched down Constitution Avenue to the foot of Capitol Hill, chanting “Build labs, not walls!” and “Hey, Trump, have you heard, you can’t silence every nerd!” The March for Science began as a notion batted around…

As the French Go to the Polls, Uncertainty Is the Only Sure Bet – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

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American Airlines Suspends Flight Attendant After Altercation Over Stroller – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

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‘A Shortage of Coffins’ After Taliban Slaughter Unarmed Soldiers – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Surgeon general is removed by Trump administration, replaced by deputy for now – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Vivek H. Murthy (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy has been removed by the Trump administration and replaced temporarily by his deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams. Murthy, a holdover from the Obama administration, was asked to resign, according to a statement released Friday night by the Department of Health and Human Services. The statement said that “after assisting in a smooth transition into the new Trump administration,”…

France’s overseas territories kick off key presidential vote – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

PARIS — Polling stations opened Saturday in France’s far-flung overseas territories — one day earlier than on the mainland — for the country’s unpredictable presidential election as the 11 candidates in the race observed a ban on campaigning. France’s 10 percent unemployment and the country’s lackluster economy top voters’ concerns as first-round ballots are cast this weekend in the most nail-biting French election in generations. Opinion polls showed a tight…

IMF Lagarde calls for “growth friendly fiscal policies” and warns on automation – MercoPress

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

IMF Lagarde calls for “growth friendly fiscal policies” and warns on automation Lagarde stressed that aging populations, political instability and “the sword of protectionism” all threaten “self-inflicted wounds” on economies across the globe. The International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said that to get the global economy moving at a faster pace it was necessary to share the benefits of capitalism, more global regulation and more action to protect…

Historians say the March for Science is ‘pretty unprecedented’ – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

People hold placards during the March for Science day at Martin Place in Sydney, Australia, 22 April 2017. EPA/DAVID MOIR Tens of thousands of scientists and their allies are expected to demonstrate in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, with hundreds of additional satellite marches planned to boot. Organizers insist the march is simply calling for “political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.” And yet the sentiments driving it could perhaps only…

American Airlines investigates after video shows mom in tears – CNN

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

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140 Soldiers Killed in Taliban Attack on Afghan Base, Official Says – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Trump becomes wild card in spending fight – The Hill

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

President Trump has emerged as the wildcard as congressional leaders clamber to reach agreement on a package to keep the government funded and prevent a shutdown. Republican leaders are keenly aware which “poison pill” provisions are non-starters with the Democrats, whose votes will be needed to send a spending bill to the president. But Trump, who is closing in quickly on his first 100 days in office, is hungry for…

Paris shooting casts shadow over final day of French election campaign – CNN

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Nov. 2015: Coordinated attacks in Paris kill 130 people Jan. 2016: Knife-wielding man shot dead on anniversary of Charlie Hebdo attacks Jul. 2016: Bastille Day truck attack in Nice leaves 84 dead Jul. 2016: Catholic priest killed after ISIS sympathizers storm church Sep. 2016: Plot to attack Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris foiled Feb. 2017: Police thwart ‘imminent attack on French soil’

The debacle in Arkansas reaffirms that the death penalty is arbitrary, unchecked and unfair – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Ledell Lee appears in Pulaski County Circuit Court on Thursday for a hearing in which lawyers argued to stop his execution. He was executed Thursday night. (Benjamin Krain/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via Associated Press) Thursday night, the state of Arkansas executed Ledell Lee for the 1993 murder of 26-year-old Debra Reese. It was the first of what the state had initially hoped to be eight executions carried out over the course of…

Trump Scrambles For A Win — Any Win, Really — As He Nears 100 Days – Huffington Post

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

“The White House gambit to hold hostage health care for millions of Americans, in order to force American taxpayers to foot the bill for a wall that the President said would be paid for by Mexico is a complete non-starter,” said Schumer’s spokesman, Matt House. “The U.S. government is supposed to take care of its citizens and, according to the President, Mexico is supposed to pay for the wall. If…

Justice Dept. warns sanctuary cities in immigration fight – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration intensified its threats to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, warning nine jurisdictions Friday that they may lose coveted law enforcement grant money unless they document cooperation. It sent letters to officials in California and major cities including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans, all places the Justice Department’s inspector general has identified as limiting the…

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