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Questions and Controversy Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), President-Elect Donald J.

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The Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) has officially renounced its mission to evangelize and convert Jews.

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Reports of anti-Semitic, racist and anti-immigrant incidents at schools around the country have spread rapidly in the days since Donald Trump  became President-elect Trump. These incidents are hitting not only colleges and universities, but high schools, middle schools and even a handful of elementary schools.

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If your wardrobe consists of black, black and more black, a white, yellow or blush stone might not adhere to your personal ~aesthetic~.

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.  – North Carolina’s gubernatorial race was undecided 10 days after the Nov.

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President-elect Donald Trump called for the removal of the Statue of Liberty from New York harbor because it encourages immigration to the United States. Trump said he was elected president because he promised to secure the American borders.

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To no one’s surprise but everyone’s dismay, 2016 is proving to be the hottest year on record according to the World Meteorological Organization. Delivered at the UN Climate Conference in Marrakech, this announcement highlights why countries and companies and cities must act together, focusing on the science and solutions rather than the pitch and yaw of global politics. Changes in climate affect us all but particularly vulnerable populations such as agricultural smallholders – who also form the roots of many of our supply chains.

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Recently I found myself standing in front of 25 second graders, talking about the plight of pollinators, and specifically monarch butterflies. My job requires me to engage a range of influencers – from heads of government to business leaders – to inform them about the deteriorating state of our planet and what can be done to preserve it.

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9 Beauty Gifts For People Who Love Neutrals

18Nov

The holiday season is fast approaching and, while that may mean glitter and pops of color to some, it’s not for everyone. Playing 4up your natural features or simply working in a neutral color palette can also be absolutely gorgeous.

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We Can’t Win a Fight We’re Not In

18Nov

In this wrenching week, I have been thinking about something my former boss Paul Wellstone liked to say: “You’ve got to start a fight to win a fight.” An animated professor-turned-senator from Minnesota, Paul’s willingness to be confrontational, and his refusal to back down from a fight he believed in, was central to his political and organizing strategy.

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Members of the Afghan national women’s cycling team have kept on riding through misogyny, harassment and physical violence. Now a corruption scandal threatens to knock the trailblazers off their bikes for good

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There’s more to exercise than torching calories.

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WASHINGTON ― White nationalists tried repeatedly throughout the presidential campaign to sanitize their language to appeal to mainstream voters as they threw their efforts behind electing Donald Trump .   White nationalists who tried to play down their white nationalism won a victory this week as the president-elect not only chose Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon as his chief strategist ― a man who heads a website that regularly airs white nationalist viewpoints ― but many news outlets also are reluctant to use the specific label “white nationalist,” instead calling Bannon a “ flame-throwing outsider ” and a “ nationalist media mogul. ” Of course, calling a person a “white nationalist” who hasn’t self-identified as one is somewhat fraught.

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Drivers in Fort Worth, Texas were in for a Thanksgiving surprise this week when traffic cops gave them turkeys instead of tickets.  In an effort to spread some holiday cheer and bond with the community, five teams of officers were dispatched across the city to hand out dozens of frozen birds, said ABC-affiliate WFAA . “Even though we do enforce traffic law and we do have some unpleasant decisions to make, we still are about the people,” officer Anthony Colter, who made five stops, told Houston’s KHOU.

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There’s a new challenge taking social media by storm, and this one’s pretty much the opposite of the mega-viral mannequin challenge . Instead of standing still, everyone flees.  It’s called the # TrumpsComingChallenge , and it’s pretty simple to do. Someone shouts, “Trump’s Coming!” and everyone runs as if president-elect Donald Trump just showed up.  The viral challenge is a take on # AndysComing , which involves people dropping to the floor  and lying motionless after someone shouts “Andy’s Coming.” That’s a tribute to the “Toy Story” movies, where the toys would drop whenever Andy walked into the room.  Here are some of the best “Trump’s Coming” clips posted to Twitter so far:   The Benedict College Official #TrumpsComingChallenge ❗️ With All That's Going On In Today's Society, We Should Share Some Laughter pic.twitter.com/ZRv40Bsjnk — Mr.Freshman (@SoCloseCanBeFar) November 11, 2016 ” @armanibankss : Let's get this trending #TrumpsComingChallenge pic.twitter.com/xl5e2hcq3k ” — EL'DEEN (@zaharadeen442) November 18, 2016 NEW CHALLENGE!!! #TRUMPSCOMINGCHALLENGE #NotMyPresident #ImStillWithHer pic.twitter.com/uwY8GsYWZY — rachel (@markmyjauregui) November 11, 2016 Let's try this #trumpscomingchallenge pic.twitter.com/yjzIqTUqM6 — Xavionna (@itsme_xavie) November 16, 2016 #trumpscomingchallenge lmfao pic.twitter.com/M9uPDjvfAr — erick (@Erickkcruzv) November 12, 2016 #trumpscoming pic.twitter.com/J5LnDdM1Tt — Emma Jane Trengove (@Nyctophilia_E) November 18, 2016 the #TrumpsComingChallenge Though? ROFLMAO! LOVE IT! pic.twitter.com/YNgUhCsc9K — Mario the Poet (@poetrybymario) November 11, 2016 Watch till the end (I fell) #TrumpsComingChallenge pic.twitter.com/sn4QkN35rB — ️ (@rudygarzareyna) November 11, 2016 “TRUMPS COMING!!!!” #trumpscomingchallenge pic.twitter.com/fJcxIu9jeq — teddy (@tupacshookur) November 11, 2016 type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related…

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It was chilling enough to learn that President-elect Donald Trump’s team was discussing the idea of a  registry for Muslim immigrants . The news grew even more alarming when Carl Higbie, a Trump surrogate, defended the notion by citing the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Now, people in search of a ray of hope are turning to actor-turned-activist George Takei and his inspiring 2014 TED Talk .

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WASHINGTON ― No sir, you cannot sue the Senate over its unprecedented obstruction of the president’s Supreme Court nominee. That’s what a federal judge ruled Thursday in  dismissing the case of a New Mexico citizen who sued Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) over their refusal to hold a floor vote for Merrick Garland , President Barack Obama’s choice to sit on the high court .

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The barrier around a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo was not in compliance with regulations when a 3-year-old boy fell into the enclosure in May, according to a federal investigation.  Zoo officials questioned the finding by pointing out the barrier passed muster with federal authorities about a month before the boy’s fall.  “In its 38-year history, the barrier system at Gorilla World has always been found compliant during USDA inspections,” a statement from the zoo said.  A member of an animal response team fatally shot a Western lowland gorilla named Harambe on May 28 after determining that the ape posed an imminent threat to the child. The animal’s death unleashed a public fury that was directed both at the child’s mother and at the zoo for its decision to use lethal force.  Inspectors from the U.S.

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Edvard Munch , Pikene på broen (Girls on the Bridge) , 1902, oil on canvas, 39 3/4 x 40 3/8 in. (101 x 102.5 cm)

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Last season the University of Oregon won the Pac-12 title and earned a No.1 seed in the NCAA tournament. The Ducks reached the Elite 8, defeating Duke in the regional semifinals and losing to Oklahoma and Buddy Hield in the regional finals

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I had a spiritual revelation in my polling place last week in the presidential election. My partner and I chatted with others in line

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The Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa (CIHA) Blog, at www.cihablog.com, has as its mission to “transform the phenomenon of aid to Africa into egalitarian and respectful relationships that challenge unequal power relations, paternalism and victimization.” It focuses particularly on “critical and religious voices to explore connections among issues of faith, governance, gender, and race in colonial and post-colonial contexts.

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Most of us in sustainability (CSR, citizenship, social change, activism etc) are shell shocked.

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The final irony in an election filled with irony is the refusal of some voters to accept President-elect Donald Trump’s victory . This group doesn’t simply include protesters but a movement of some size to persuade the electoral college to vote for Hillary Clinton instead of Trump

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Small Gestures On A Dark Day

17Nov

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, is nothing less than astonishing. In the wake of it, many like myself are feeling numb, betrayed, fearful, and downright ashamed of our country. A dear friend told me that her mom, who grew up in Nazi Germany, had lapsed into tears and was experiencing flashbacks of childhood traumas

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Which Trump? Early Signs Not Good

17Nov

Optimists are hoping for a Trump makeover. They cling to his brief victory remarks suggesting that he wants to be the “president of all the people.” In his 60 Minutes interview following the election Trump said that the protestors were out in the streets because “they do not know me.” They recall his statement some months ago that he had to say outlandish things in order to get greater media attention and reach more people than his Republican primary competitors. Character and personality are not prone to change in most people

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By Kerry Fiallo | Off the Shelf I collect ghost stories. I don’t believe in ghosts–but I’ll read any and all types of haunting stories

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Courage in the Face of Fear

17Nov

By Jacquie West Courage in the face of fear is not for the faint of heart, especially for those whose hearts are broken.  The first Saturday after this country’s national election could have been spent any number of ways: doing chores, watching college football, working, or simply avoiding anything political, but for those of us fortunate enough to answer an invitation, we decided to try a ” Living Room Conversation ,” a simple model for civil discourse at The Utah Citizens Summit, on Saturday November 12th, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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BERLIN, Nov 17 (Reuters) – The European Union is in danger of breaking apart unless France and Germany, in particular, work harder to stimulate growth and employment and heed citizens’ concerns, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in the German capital on Thursday. Valls said the two countries, for decades the axis around which the EU revolved, had to help refocus the bloc to tackle an immigration crisis, a lack of solidarity between member states, Britain’s looming exit, and terrorism. “Europe is in danger of falling apart,” Valls said at an event organized by the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper

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Keeping Corporate Innovation Alive

17Nov

The difference between market takers and market makers is not product innovation, it is business model innovation. To compete in the age of the customer , business leaders must graduate from leading incremental to transformational changes, requiring emphasis beyond core capabilities that include investments in new products, services and business model innovation

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Natural disasters are overwhelming. For those directly impacted whose lives are shattered. For the humanitarian landscape responding to the devastating needs on the ground

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By Adelyn Zhou Every entrepreneur can likely relate: You wake up each morning to hundreds of unread emails, stare at a to-do list that never seems to die, and schedule meetings on a fully-booked calendar two months out. With a workload like this, every minute is essential. That’s why I constantly invest time in finding ways to automate the more mundane aspects of work

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Life is My Writing Prompt

17Nov

Before I launched my 365-Day writing project , I came up with a 13-page (10 point font, 1.5-spaced) list of ideas. In the early days of the project, this numbered list guided me; I’d even used the strikethrough feature to cross out the topics I wrote about. As the year progressed and the calendar pages flipped faster than the leaves fell off the trees, I couldn’t keep up with the old stories on the list because new narratives were consistently presenting themselves for write-ups It was easier to write about something which happened today than to dig deep into my subconscious to recall a story from childhood or adolescence; something which helped define me, shape me, or gave me membership into a “life club.” Whatever crazy shit happens to us as humans, the “life club” concept is designed to help us feel like we’re not alone; we can always find someone who can relate, no matter how ludicrous our situation or experience may seem

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The United States was born 240 years ago with a shield that proclaimed, “Peace, Independence, Liberty.” It marked an inflection point in the human narrative. For thousands of years, mankind had exalted warriors and nations who turned children into orphans, wives into widows, and had fathers bury sons rather than sons bury fathers in chronic wars for the sake of power, riches and the adolescent thrill of domination. Our forefathers, in contrast, risked their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to give birth to a nation whose glory was liberty and whose march was the march of the mind.

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London’s Heathrow Airport released its first-ever  Christmas commercial this week, and it looks like a winner.  The clip features an aging teddy bear couple trying to navigate the giant airport, and builds up to what Heathrow Airport’s Julia Weir called “ that ‘Love Actually’ moment ,” according to PRWeek.   Plus, c’mon… it’s got teddy bears going through immigration:  “ We love the film and hope the bears’ journey through the airport captures that excitement you feel when walking through Heathrow arrivals into the arms of your loved ones at Christmas,” Heathrow’s commercial director Jonathan Coen said in a news release.

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WASHINGTON ― Senate Republicans are gearing up for an assault on one of the trademark populist achievements of the Obama administration, vowing to take on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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About 50 million Americans suffer from nasal allergies , but perhaps their coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, wheezing, runny nose and other side effects are being inadvertently exacerbated ― by them! In the video above, The Doctors   share three surprising ways you could be making your allergies worse.  1. You’re not wearing your glasses or sunglasses.  Soft contact lenses are permeable and prone to absorb airborne irritants like pollen or smoke, explains Dr. Travis Stork, who suggests wearing glasses or sunglasses to block allergens from getting into your eyes.  Beat Your Allergies  2

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What Africa expects from COP22

17Nov

Photo Credit: Oxfam In 2001, the Marrakech Accords paved the way for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which was designed to provide technological and financial support to help developing countries offset the impacts of climate change.

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Nov 17 (Reuters) – Songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen died in his sleep after a fall in his Los Angeles home in the middle of the night, his manager has said.

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(Reuters) – In one of his final acts in office, President Barack Obama selected key figures in sports, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, activism, academia and entertainment among the 21 people who will be awarded the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom – the highest civilian honor in the United States. Obama will present recipients including rocker Bruce Springsteen, Motown soul singer Diana Ross, former basketball champions Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and actors Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro and Robert Redford with the medal at a White House ceremony on Nov. 22, the White House said on Wednesday

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Read the “big takeaways” sections of the political news aggregators in the days following the elections. They’re focused on how campaign insiders missed this voter sentiment or that election dynamic. But they’re nearly silent on the Clinton campaign’s most obvious failing: After a decade pursuing the presidency, this highly accomplished woman couldn’t communicate to Americans a compelling vision of what she’d do for them.

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More Fearful Than Ever

16Nov

While Donald Trump’s recent appearance on 60 Minutes may have calmed some of my fears, he has not put all of them to rest. Indeed, he’s even exacerbated them

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I’m desiring to respond to everything that’s happened in the last week, and yet I’ve been struggling to respond at the same time. While I tend to stay away from politics, I’ve seen so many posts, articles and physical and verbal actions hurting each other and making each other wrong, I feel a pull to come forward.

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California Rebuilding Democratic Bench

16Nov

The Democratic Party is currently struggling with the question of who should be leading it, heading into the future.

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Secretary of State John Kerry reaffirmed the US commitment to addressing global climate change here at the UN climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco. Marrakech serves as host city for the 22nd Conference of Parties ( COP22 ) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ( UNFCCC ). The world must now wait to see if the incoming Trump administration will honor those commitments, or if the US will become a rogue nation that denies the very existence of climate change as a hoax “created by and for the Chinese to make US manufacturing less competitive.” Once inaugurated, Trump will stand as THE ONLY head-of-state who denies the science of climate change.

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Tika Sumpter recently tweeted a piece of advice for North Carolina residents: “make sure you turn in your library books!”   Sumpter’s mother, Janice Acquista, was recently arrested in the Tarheel state due to, the actress claimed, a $10 balance for an overdue library book. The actress recalled the ordeal in a series of tweets

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As some in the country continue to come to grips with last week’s presidential election, Justice Sonia Sotomayor offered sobering words Tuesday for those who may be wondering how to move forward under a future President Donald Trump . “I think that this is the time where every good person has an obligation both to continue being heard and to continue doing the right thing,” she said Tuesday during a conversation with talk radio host Bill Press , who introduced the topic of the election as the “800-pound gorilla in the room.” The president-elect didn’t come up by name during the hour-long exchange, held in front of an intimate audience at the Old Naval Hospital’s  Hill Center in Washington. But Trump was certainly on everyone’s mind, including Sotomayor, who declined to delve into presidential or transition politics but nonetheless engaged the subject gracefully, as if speaking to the whole nation.

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6 Ways That Doing Yoga Can Change Your Life

16Nov

It’s calming, it’s soothing and it has become increasingly trendy over the last 10 years. Yoga is no longer just a pastime for health nuts, vegetarians and Buddhists

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Stress is a condition that can happen to anyone. Although it is a part of everyone’s life, it does not mean that it should go unchecked. If your stress levels are not under control then you expose yourself to adverse health challenges It was identified to cause psychological and physical problems

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I once knew a woman. We all called her Aunt Gladys. She was the sweetest woman you would ever meet.

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Twitter Quietly Cracks Down On Racist Trolls

16Nov

Twitter moved quietly Tuesday to suspend some accounts posting racist, white nationalist, anti-Semitic and other hateful content.

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A police officer escorts migrants from a train at Hyllie station outside Malmo. TT News Agency/Reuters Nahikari Irastorza , Malmö University and Pieter Bevelander , Malmö University Sweden is one of the few countries in Europe that has provided protection to a large number of refugees fleeing the war zones of Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Stephen Colbert isn’t liking Facebook these days. “The Late Show” host took the social media giant to task Tuesday for waiting until after Donald   Trump  won the presidency to restrict the fake news stories that had proliferated on the site. Some of the massively shared articles were reportedly penned by teenagers in Macedonia  and featured negative  Hillary   Clinton  angles to attract Trump supporters, Colbert noted.

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Our Complete Thanksgiving Recipe Guide Halloween might be the holiday that kicks off the unhealthy part of the year, but Thanksgiving is definitely the crowning event.

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MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts speculated recently about whether there was enough soap in America to wash off the mud splattered by the dirty, depressing, and uninspired efforts by both presidential candidates to win votes. A week ago, we answered the question of who will lead us over the next four years.

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Six years ago, Jackie came back from a visit to her friend in Warsaw with the recipe for one of the great simple dumplings: leniwe pierogi, or lazy pierogi. They’re lazy (or the cook is) because, first, there’s no filling, just dough (a delicious cheese-based one at that); and, secondly, because they take just a few minutes to make. They can be eaten by themselves with butter and optional fried breadcrumbs, as a dessert, with butter and sugar, or even as a side dish with braised meat – not traditional, but delicious.

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Let’s Find a Way to Make the Dialogue Work

16Nov

By Bruce Janz UCF Forum columnist There is a breaking point for many people around the neighborhood and around the country, as has been seen this month. These are lines in the sand, points past which people have said they will not pass.

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President Obama and Michelle Obama still have two months left in the White House, and yet somehow we already miss them terribly.  The much-adored couple celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary on Oct. 3, and by the looks of it, are still very much in love. Their story began at a Chicago law firm  in 1989.

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The changing configuration of landscapes and the increasing natural catastrophes that we are being confronted to are a clear demonstration that climate change is one of the most pressing global challenges of this age. And as a global challenge only a concerted action by world governments in an urgent and effective manner will help us save thousands of lives now and for future generations, because the harmful effects of climate change affect us all, being the effects even more harmful for developing countries, as these have less resources to adapt

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After the news that Steve Bannon, who has been accused of being anti-Semitic  and furthering white nationalist viewpoints as the executive chairman of Breitbart News Network, was chosen as President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist, it seems like just about anybody is up for extremely powerful government positions. With Trump at the helm, it seems safe to say that the worst person imaginable to handle the environment, economy, Homeland Security, etc. is each being floated to handle those jobs

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Ah, the holidays. That glorious time of year when you get to gorge on your mom’s perfect pecan pie while catching up with your favorite cousins at your grandparents’ house

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Mexico and the US: separated by a river, some fences, and a long history of American racism. Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters Luis Gómez Romero , University of Wollongong In an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes, United States president-elect Donald Trump highlighted some campaign promises that he actually plans to keep.

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When Your Candidate Loses

16Nov

The inglorious TV election drama has finally ended. In Left Coast San Francisco, a post-election pall of fog hangs over our city, much like the hanging chads of 2000. We finally have a president-elect, but he might not be the one you wanted

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No one really knows what President-elect Donald Trump will do once in office, but comedian Trevor Noah has some ideas.

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The Difference Between Fear and Intuition

16Nov

Have you ever been in the butterflies-in-your-stomach early phase of a new, emerging love?

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President Barack Obama  still has more than two months left in office, but the tributes are already pouring in. The program, “ Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration ” on BET Tuesday night, prompted thousands of people to tweet their gratitude and caused # ThankYouObama to trend.

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Anything Is Possible

16Nov

If there’s anything that Donald Trump has taught us, it’s that anything is possible in America. Any crazy-ass thing, no matter how insane, no matter how fucked up, is possible.

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NEW YORK/WASHINGTON – An architect of anti-immigration efforts who says he is advising President-elect Donald Trump said the new administration could push ahead rapidly on construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall without seeking immediate congressional approval. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach , who helped write tough immigration laws in Arizona and elsewhere, said in an interview that Trump’s policy advisers had also discussed drafting a proposal for his consideration to reinstate a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries. Kobach, who media reports say is a key member of Trump’s transition team, said he had participated in regular conference calls with about a dozen Trump immigration advisers for the past two to three months.

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SAN DIEGO ― Super agers, the group of elderly people whose memory performance seems to defy aging , just produced another surprise for scientists: They can have numerous amyloid plaques in their brains, which is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, yet their memory is unaffected. It’s as if they are somehow protected from the toxic effects of the plaques

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President-elect Donald Trump left reporters in the dark about his whereabouts Tuesday night, continuing a pattern of restricting press access and setting up a dangerous precedent for the press covering the Trump administration. Trump left his residence at New York’s Trump Tower to have dinner at a restaurant without informing the pool of reporters tasked to cover him. Trump’s transition team had told the reporters there would be no more news for the day, indicating Trump would remain at Trump Tower for the night

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Back in March 2016, when the GOP primary was still a going concern and the candidates were jockeying for endorsements and assistants, we made note of the fact that Texas Sen.

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Accused Subway Masturbator Done In By Own DNA

16Nov

A registered sex offender is behind bars after his DNA was found on the pant leg of a woman who accused him of masturbating on her. The alleged incident happened Oct

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“Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature’s laws wrong it learned how to walk without having feet.” – Tupac Shakur The late Tupac Shakur’s poem has always resonated with me. His words speak to the underdog, the overlooked and unsung hero, who finds a way to grow and thrive, against the harshest odds.

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The aftermath of a divorce can be expensive and is an experience that is dreaded by most couples. While lovers try their best to save their marriages, sometimes divorce is the only logical conclusion. And things get hotter when there are huge amounts of wealth that need to be split.

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Tuesday night last week, sometime past 9PM, the absurdly skeuomorphically designed dials on the New York Times election page started shaking, vibrating, and nearly spinning. As the probability of a Trump victory skipped and jumped into the high 80’s, it was an indication that we were moving from what felt like a frightening simulation into an even more frightening reality. Without any understandable sense of the connection of what was driving those stuttering dials, seemingly designed to resemble the tacky dashboard on an 80’s Cadillac, we were tugged along into this frightening present

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The Top 20 Tech Deals On Black Friday 2016

15Nov

Black Friday is fast approaching, and along with it, some major deals. If you love to save on big-ticket items like laptops, televisions and gaming consoles, we’ve got you covered.

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The Peach Emoji Looks Like A Butt Again

15Nov

The peach emoji is a treasure. When Apple dropped the first iOS beta for iOS 10.2 with a lot of new, revamped emojis, the response to the redesigned peach emoji was ..

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For everyone who still needs a heavy dose of cute to cope with the outcome of the election, look no further than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson .  People magazine’s “ Sexiest Man Alive ” made an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Tuesday where he couldn’t help but gush about his daughters, 11-month old Jasmine and 15-year-old Simone.  “It’s the greatest blessing just being a dad,” he told host Ellen DeGeneres, who then showed a video of baby Jasmine “ drumming on daddy’s head .” “It seems like you’re encouraging it by putting your head there all the time,” DeGeneres joked, to which Johnson adorably responded, “That’s what good daddies do!”  The actor also talked about his dog, a French bulldog named Hobbs .  “I have a house full of women and that’s my guy,” he said, as cute photos of the pup in the gym flashed by on the screen.  And just when you didn’t think the segment could be any cuter, a photo of Jasmine sleeping with Hobbs pooped on the screen.  As DeGeneres said: “Oh, come on .”  Watch the whole interview above.  — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website

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A large stretch of road that was swallowed by a massive sinkhole in southwestern Japan has reopened just one week after its collapse. It took just two days for workers in the coastal city of Fukuoka to fill in the hole ― described as 98 feet long and 49 feet deep ― and repair the road and water mains, according to local reports. The city reportedly spent the following days testing the road to make sure it was safe before opening it to the public Tuesday morning.

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Are routines useful? How can I establish good ones, if so?

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