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  • Aretha Franklin announced to return to her hometown of Detroit
    Aretha_franklin_announced_to_return_to_her_hometown_of_detroit 2017-08-19 21:21:55 UTC
    Aretha Franklin, who has reigned as the Queen of Soul for some 50 years, has announced plans to return to her hometown of Detroit and open a nightclub. The chart-toping Motown legend will not have to travel far: she currently lives in a suburb ...
  • Boston: Non-Violent March to Condemn White Nationalism
    Boston-_americans_march_peacefully_to_condemn_white_nationalism 2017-08-19 21:53:07 UTC
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Thousands of people in Boston protested a "Free Speech" rally featuring right-wing speakers on Saturday, with hundreds of police mobilized to prevent a recurrence of violence that left a woman dead at a Virginia white-supremacis...
  • Roman Polanski remained a fugitive from justice
    Roman_polanski_remained_a_fugitive_from_justice 2017-08-19 06:16:51 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against him dismissed. Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ruled that Polanski r...
  • World leader called Trump's words "monstrosities"
    World_leader_called_trump's_words_%22monstrosities%22 2017-08-17 02:54:36 UTC
    International leaders criticized US President Trump after he said multiple parties were to blame for violence at neo-Nazi marches in the US. In Germany, a leading politician called the president's words "monstrosities." At home and abroad, US P...
  • Premiums would rise 20% if Trump stops federal pay for health care
    Premiums_would_rise_20__if_trump_stops_federal_pay_for_health_care 2017-08-15 19:45:50 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Premiums for many would rise 20 percent in 2018 if Trump stops federal payments to health insurers, a nonpartisan congressional office said on Tuesday. The Congressional Budget Office also found that terminating the payme...
  • Victim of Neo-Nazi White Nationalists Wept for Social Justice
    Heather_heyer_went_to_downtown_charlottesville_to_make_a_stand_against_neo-nazis_and_ku_klux_klan 2017-08-14 07:13:23 UTC
    (Reuters) - Heather Heyer came to downtown Charlottesville with her friends to make a stand against white nationalists who converged on the Virginia college town to demand the city keep a statue honoring a Confederate war hero, her boss said on Su...
  • Psychological Analysis: Trump Supporters Share 5 Key Traits
    Psychological_analysis-_trump_supporters_share_5_key_traits 2017-08-07 07:45:15 UTC
    By BOBBY AZARIAN — The lightning-fast ascent and political invincibility of Donald Trump has left many experts baffled and wondering, “How did we get here?” Any accurate and sufficient answer to that question must not only focus on Trump h...
  • 'Step' - the inspirational story of black Baltimore teens facing adversity
    'step'_-_the_story_of_black_baltimore_teens_facing_adversity 2017-08-05 19:11:08 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A group of black teenage girls stomp, clap and shout in unison in step dance routines, channeling their anger, frustration and hopes into powerful performances in a new documentary "Step," out in U.S. theaters this week. ...
  • HAPPY OBAMA DAY!
    Happy_obama_day! 2017-08-04 23:55:43 UTC
    #ObamaDay CHICAGO — Former President Barack Obama turned 56 Friday and got a special present from Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. With a stroke of his pen, the Republican governor designated Aug. 4 as Obama Day — a holiday to honor the 44th pre...
  • Trump wants to cut legal immigration by 50 percent
    Trump_wants_to_cut_legal_immigration_by_50_percent 2017-08-02 20:42:22 UTC
    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - After a crackdown on "Undocumented Immigrants" that has sharply reduced the number of border crossings from Mexico, U.S. President Donald Trump is now turning his attention to reducing the number of legal immigrants...
  • Head of the Coast Guard to transgender personnel: I will not break faith and turn my back
    Head_of_the_coast_guard_to_transgender_personnel-_i_will_not_break_faith_and_turn_my_back 2017-08-01 19:58:24 UTC
    The head of the Coast Guard is pledging he “will not break faith” with transgender personnel, marking the strongest rebuttal yet by a leader of the armed forces to President Donald Trump's declaration that he wants to ban all transgender troops. ...
  • Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: We need to start paying women well
    Facebook's_sheryl_sandberg-_we_need_to_start_paying_women_well 2017-07-31 04:47:45 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg called on governments and companies to do more to close the gender pay gap on Sunday and said both girls and boys should be encouraged to become leaders from an early age. ...
  • Only 29 percent of Americans want Congress to "continue working on a new healthcare bill"
    Only_29_percent_of_americans_want_congress_to_%22continue_working_on_a_new_healthcare_bill%22 2017-07-30 03:41:33 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A majority of Americans are ready to move on from healthcare reform at this point after the U.S. Senate's effort to dismantle Obamacare failed on Friday, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Saturda...
  • 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...