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  • To understand Obama's legacy- The inauguration on Jan. 20
    President_obama_inaugural 2017-01-20 05:33:08 UTC
    <blockquote><h3>To understand Obama's legacy, walk in his shoes on the day it all began</h3> WASHINGTON — We try to assess Barack Obama’s legacy by squinting into the murky future — debating the durability of his policies and programs, wonderin...
  • Singer Jennifer Holliday pulls out of Trump inauguration event
    Singer_jennifer_holliday_pulls_out_of_trump_inauguration_event 2017-01-18 04:06:30 UTC
    By Dan Whitcomb | LOS ANGELES Broadway star Jennifer Holliday said on Saturday she was pulling out of a concert celebrating the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, citing an online article that cast the performance as a "betrayal" of he...
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to act on Obamacare repeal by the end of the week
    47_senators 2017-01-09 01:43:19 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will take its first steps toward repealing President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform act by the end of the week, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday. Speaking on CBS...
  • Repeal of Obama's Affordable Care Act, will place a heavy financial toll on millions of older Americans
    Repeal_of_obama's_affordable_care_act__will_place_a_heavy_financial_toll_on_millions_of_older_americans 2017-01-14 07:27:08 UTC
    Column: Older Americans at risk as Congress takes ax to Obamacare. CHICAGO (Reuters) - Anyone nearing retirement - or already retired - should pay very close attention to the doings of the 115th Congress that was sworn in this week. Repeal o...
  • Noam Chomsky and Harry Belafonte in Conversation on Trump
    Harry_belafonte__artist_and_civil_rights_activist__endorses_bernie_sanders_for_president 2016-12-30 09:12:42 UTC
    <h3>Harry Belafonte</h3> <strong>Longtime civil rights activist who was an immensely popular singer and actor. He was one of Martin Luther King’s closest confidants and helped organize the March on Washington in 1963.</strong><hr><img alt="Amy_goo...
  • Fast-food Restaurants CEO to head Trump's Labor Department
    Fast-food_restaurants_ceo__andy_puzder_to_head_trump's_labor_department 2016-12-08 19:24:29 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump will name fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor, according to a source familiar with the matter, in an appointment likely to antagonize organized labor. Puzder, ...
  • North Dakota: Victory for Native Americans and climate activists
    North_dakota-_victory_for_native_americans_and_climate_activists 2016-12-05 05:00:23 UTC
    CANNON BALL, N.D./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Sunday it turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have pr...
  • Astronomers find a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth
    Astronomers_find_a_planet_orbiting_the_closest_star_to_earth 2016-08-25 09:03:26 UTC
    Astronomers using ESO telescopes and other facilities have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri. The long-sought world, designated Proxima b, orbits its cool red parent star every 11 days and has a ...
  • U.S. swimmers lied about robbery: Brazil police
    U.s._swimmers_lied_about_robbery-_brazil_police 2016-08-19 01:32:25 UTC
    REUTERS - Brazilian police are considering charging a group of U.S. Olympic swimmers with vandalism and giving false testimony, Rio's police chief said on Thursday, accusing them of lying about an incident that has marred South America's first Gam...
  • California: 15 percent of cars have zero emissions by 2025
    San_francisco_global_gathering 2016-08-12 21:03:52 UTC
    San Francisco (REUTERS) - A California lawmaker next week will introduce a bill requiring 15 percent of all vehicles sold in the state to be emissions-free by 2025, her spokeswoman said on Friday. Assemblywoman Autumn Burke said the legislation...
  • Brazil casts aside crisis in rousing Rio Games opening
    Brazil_casts_aside_crisis_in_rousing_rio_games_opening 2016-08-06 04:22:06 UTC
    REUTERS - There was no glossing over history either: from the arrival of the Portuguese and their conquest of the indigenous populations to the use of African slave labor for 400 years. The clash of cultures, as the ceremony showed, is what makes ...
  • Melania Trump's intention to work could constitute visa fraud
    Melania_trump's_intention_to_work_could_constitute_visa_fraud 2016-08-05 10:26:47 UTC
    If someone were to enter the United States on one of those visas [ B-1 Temporary Business Visitor or B-2 Tourist Visa ] with the intention of working, it could constitute visa fraud, according to Andrew Greenfield, a partner at the Washington offi...
  • AUSTRALIA'S SHAME: The brutalization of children behind bars
    Australia's_shame-_the_brutalisation_of_children_behind_bars___four_corners 2016-08-03 08:24:42 UTC
    The Australian Broadcasting Corporation aired this “Four Corners” documentary. It’s a stark look at Australia’s barbaric and inhumane teenage detention centers. According to reports, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called for a investig...
  • Complete list of Emmy nominations 2016
    Complete_list_of_emmy_nominations_2016 2016-07-17 14:40:11 UTC
    The nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards are out. Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the ceremony in 2012, will return for another round. "I am excited to be hosting the Emmys again," he said in a statement. "I have a feeling I'm going to be great...
  • Jennifer Aniston is fed up and fighting back
    Jennifer_aniston_is_fed_up_and_fighting_back 2016-07-14 20:30:49 UTC
    Jennifer Aniston is not staying silent anymore. She is fed up and fighting back. The 47-year-old actress spoke up in a column for the Huffington Post, penned by the actress herself in what she acknowledges is a move that is most unlike her. She...
  • PORTUGAL ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE!
    Portugal_vs_france 2016-07-10 22:21:55 UTC
    PORTUGAL ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE! What an astonishing story! Twelve years after their heartbreak against Greece, they have beaten the hosts 1-0 in the final! Portugal are European champions, despite losing Ronaldo after 25 minutes, despi...
  • Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in prison
    Pistorius 2016-07-06 08:51:30 UTC
    Update - Judge Masipa has sentenced Oscar Pistorius to six years’ imprisonment for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. The state had called for him to receive no less than the prescribed minimum 15-year sentence for murder. She said there were “s...
  • Messi is Messi: Argentina beats U.S. 4 - 0
    Messi_is_messi-_argentina_beats_u.s._4_-_0 2016-06-22 06:58:44 UTC
    HOUSTON -- Lionel Messi and top-ranked Argentina were even better than advertised in Tuesday's Copa America semifinal, grabbing the lead against the host U.S. just three minutes in before Messi's inch-perfect free kick put the outcome beyond doubt...
  • Donald Trump, the GOP Right-wing candidate, is not able to impress others
    Donald_trump__the_gop_right-wing_candidate__is_not_able_to_impress_others 2016-06-30 00:00:56 UTC
    The former reality TV star Donald Trump used to love nothing more than boasting about his poll numbers: His recitation of them was a staple of his campaign speeches. There's little to boast about now. A new <a href="https://www.washingtonpo...
  • Omar Mateen was gay, but not open about it, former classmate says
    Omar_mateen_was_gay 2016-06-17 07:46:22 UTC
    ORLANDO, Fla. - U.S. law enforcement officials are investigating reports that the man who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando may have been gay himself. A former classmate of Omar Mateen’s 2006 'police academy class' said he believed...
  • The power of the LGBT community's courageous love
    The_power_of_the_lgbt_community's_courageous_love 2016-06-14 17:29:19 UTC
    By Bob Schneider, The shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando is a hate crime. The LGBT community is the target. I’m not using the past tense verb was rather the present tense, because the LGBT community still is a target. A natural born A...
  • President Barack Obama: Muhammad Ali 'shook up the world'
    Muhammad_ali_shook_up_the_world 2016-06-05 03:51:30 UTC
    The impact Muhammad Ali had on society, and not just in the athletic community, was tremendous. When the legendary boxer passed away Friday night, many important figures voiced afterwards how Ali greatly influenced their lives. President Barack...
  • Muhammad Ali Timeline
    Ali--1 2016-06-04 08:13:54 UTC
    Nicknamed ‘The Greatest’, Muhammad Ali was one of the legends in the sport of professional boxing. At 6 feet 3 inches, he was an imposing figure in the ring, known for his swift footwork, and powerful jab. What distinguish him from his contemporar...
  • U.S. Defeated by Germany, 3-2, at Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
    2016_mwc-_usa_edged_by_germany_3-2 2016-05-16 05:14:41 UTC
    <i><h3>Germany have taken a huge step toward quarterfinal qualification with a 3-2 win over the United States. The deciding goal came just before the final buzzer in one of the thrillers of the tournament thus far.</h3></i>Germany went into the Gr...
  • Trump has a history of questionable behavior with women: NY Times
    Trump_has_a_history_of_questionable_behavior_with_women-_ny_times 2016-05-15 03:57:08 UTC
    Interviews with dozens of women who have worked for Donald Trump or interacted with him socially reveal a pattern of often unsettling personal behavior by the Republican presidential candidate, The New York Times reported on Saturday. The Times...