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  • Kathryn Bigelow: Racially charged 'Detroit' is a really important story that needs to be told
    Director_and_producer_kathryn_bigelow 2017-08-05 18:52:00 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As a white filmmaker from Northern California, Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was aware she may not be the "perfect person" to bring the racially charged story behind the 1967 Detroit riots to the big screen. But...
  • Longtime soldier felt crushed by Trump's transgender ban
    Longtime_soldier_felt_crushed_by_trump's_transgender_ban 2017-07-27 03:58:36 UTC
    TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - After 13 years of military service that included deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Indiana National Guard reservist Cameron St. Andrew felt crushed on Wednesday by President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender sol...
  • Trump bans transgender people from military service
    Trump_bans_transgender_people_from_military_service 2017-07-26 17:42:29 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Reversing Obama's landmark decision, President Trump said he would not permit transgender people to serve in the U.S. military. Trump cited "tremendous medical costs and disruption," which critics condemned as "raw preju...
  • "Mandela's Last Years" - Was Madiba on life support for political ends?
    %22mandela's_last_years%22_-_was_madiba_on_life_support_for_political_ends_ 2017-07-25 04:41:05 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Publisher Penguin on Monday pulled a book about Nelson Mandela off the shelves after the widow and family of South Africa's former president complained that the doctor who wrote the book had not been given permission to do...
  • African immigrants in Germany help refugees to integrate
    African_immigrants_in_germany_help_refugees_to_integrate 2017-07-21 06:52:17 UTC
    <blockquote><h2>How African migrants are turning the tide for refugees in Germany</h2><h3><i>There's hardly anyone more qualified to help migrants and refugees new to Germany than former newcomers themselves. This is the premise of AfricanTide, an...
  • China tests space station: Oxygen produced by plants
    China_tests_space_station-_oxygen_produced_by_plants 2017-07-20 05:55:48 UTC
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Sealed behind the steel doors of two bunkers in a Beijing suburb, university students are trying to find out how it feels to live in a space station on another planet, recycling everything from plant cuttings to urine. They ...
  • Obamacare repeal would leave 32 million more uninsured
    More_than_9.2_million_sign_for_obamacare 2017-07-19 22:58:36 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thirty-two million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 if Obamacare is repealed without a replacement, the U.S. Congressional Budget Office reported late on Wednesday as President Donald Trump pushed fellow S...
  • One of the biggest icebergs has broken away from Antarctica
    One_of_the_biggest_icebergs_on_record_has_broken_away_from_antarctica 2017-07-19 03:43:30 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said on Wednesday, creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up. The one trillion ton iceberg, measuring 5,800 squar...
  • Google Earth users will be able to post stories, video and photos
    Google_earth_users_will_be_able_to_post_stories__video_and_photos 2017-07-14 22:16:57 UTC
    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Google wants users to post millions of stories, video and photos on its 'Google Earth' platform in the next few years, the program chief said on Tuesday at a launch event in Brazil for content focused on showcasing the A...
  • Trump shows his chauvinist attitude in France
    France_-_trump_shows_his_chauvinist_sexist_attitude 2017-07-14 01:54:45 UTC
    (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump praised French first lady Brigitte Macron for being in <i>"such good shape"</i> on Thursday during his state visit to France, according to a video on the French government's Facebook page. Trump, 71, who ...
  • California: Monsanto Weed-Killer Roundup Causes Cancer
    California-_monsanto_weed-killer_roundup_causes_cancer 2017-06-27 18:10:30 UTC
    Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co's popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California's list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (...
  • 22 million Americans would lose insurance under GOP,Trump bill
    Gop-_we_have_enough_votes_to_repeal_obamacare 2017-06-27 06:54:47 UTC
    WASHINGTON — Twenty-two million Americans would lose insurance over the next decade under the healthcare bill drafted by U.S. Senate Republicans, a nonpartisan office said on Monday, an assessment that will likely make it more difficult for the al...
  • Large crowds turned out for Pride marches in San Francisco & New York
    Large_crowds_turned_out_for_pride_marches_in_san_francisco___new_york 2017-06-26 07:01:24 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK — Large crowds turned out for Pride marches on Sunday in New York City and San Francisco, the two U.S. places most associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement, with the East Coast city bringin...
  • Johnny Depp was chatting about Trump 'assassination'
    Johnny_depp_was_chatting_about_trump_'assassination'_ 2017-06-23 08:29:33 UTC
    Actor Johnny Depp appeared to threaten Trump during a speech at the Glastonbury Festival. "Can you bring Trump here?" he asked the audience, as he introduced a screening of his film The Libertine. After receiving jeers from the crowd, he add...
  • Obama: The Senate bill would raise costs, reduce coverage, roll back protections
    Obama-_affordable_care_act_is_to_make_people%e2%80%99s_lives_better__not_worse 2017-06-24 17:51:21 UTC
    Barack Obama released a blistering statement on Thursday condemning Senate Republicans’ plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, calling the draft legislation a “massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the ric...
  • Republican Health Care Bill: A Massive Reduction in Medicaid Spending
    Senate_republican_health_care_bill-_a_massive_reduction_in_medicaid_spending 2017-06-22 17:32:03 UTC
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled their version of legislation that would replace Obamacare, proposing to kill a tax on the wealthy that pays for it and reduce aid to the poor to cut costs. With Democrats deeply opposed ...
  • Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor
    Daniel_day-lewis_will_no_longer_be_working_as_an_actor 2017-06-21 06:02:14 UTC
    LOS ANGELES — Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday, ending a storied movie career that includes performances in "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" , "In the Name of the Father" , "Linco...
  • NBC viewers are calling for boycotts Megyn Kelly interview
    Nbc_viewers_are_calling_for_boycotts_megyn_kelly_interview 2017-06-17 07:47:14 UTC
    NEW YORK — Infowars came to my hometown three years ago. Dan Bidondi, who identified himself as a reporter for the website that hawks extremist views and fake news, arrived with a video camera at the municipal center of Newtown, Connecticut, to co...
  • Amazon to buy Whole Foods
    Amazon_to_buy_whole_foods_-_(mill_valley_whole_foods) 2017-06-16 17:34:24 UTC
    By Lauren Hirsch, Anya George Tharakan and Sruthi Ramakrishnan Amazon.com Inc said on Friday it would buy U.S. organic supermarket chain Whole Foods Market Inc for $13.7 billion, including debt, marking the internet retailer's largest deal and bi...
  • Macron to US Scientists: Move to France with Your Families
    French_presidential_candidate_emmanuel_macron_is_favorite_to_win 2017-06-13 05:13:57 UTC
    If you are an American scientist, student, teacher, or business person working on climate change solutions, France would love for you to stay awhile. Following President Trump's June 2 decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement — a m...
  • CNN Parts Ways After Reza Aslan Calls Trump A ‘Piece Of Sh*t'
    Cnn_parts_ways_after_reza_aslan_calls_trump_a_%e2%80%98piece_of_sh*t' 2017-06-10 02:59:53 UTC
    Reza Aslan, a religious scholar-turned-CNN-host, sent a tweet calling the U.S. President Donald Trump a “piece of shit” in response to one of Trump’s tweets promoting his travel ban. Aslan removed the message, but a screen shot is below. <bl...
  • Sweden’s Museum of Failure displays flops
    Sweden%e2%80%99s_museum_of_failure_displays_flops 2017-06-08 04:04:15 UTC
    HELSINGBORG, SWEDEN – Green Heinz ketchup? Fat-free Pringles? Colgate frozen lasagna? You don’t need to be an expert to know these products weren’t successful. Which is why these creations, with dozens of others, feature in the new Museum of Fa...
  • Trump announced U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement
    Global_warming-_u.s._wants_to_plunder_the_planet 2017-06-02 15:21:03 UTC
    U.S. far-right nationalist and climate change denier President Donald Trump, who has previously called global warming a hoax, announced the United States will withdraw from the Paris Accord and begin talks to re-enter a fair deal. With his with...
  • Global Warming: U.S. wants to plunder the planet
    Global_warming-_u.s._wants_to_plunder_the_planet 2017-05-31 18:28:52 UTC
    U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump, who has previously called global warming a hoax, plans to make good on his campaign vow to withdraw the United States from a global pact to fight climate change, a move that promises to deepen a...
  • Federal court upholds decision blocking Trump's travel ban
    U.s._federal_judge_allows_hawaii_to_challenge_trump's_new_travel_ban 2017-05-25 19:01:29 UTC
    The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that President Trump's controversial travel ban should be kept on hold, largely maintaining a nationwide preliminary injunction that blocks the executive order from being enforced. A majority of j...