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Denver is making green history yet again. The city’s voters appear to have legalized the social use of marijuana in permitted private establishments, according to election results released Monday evening

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Donald Trump ’s campaign manager accused a protester who was involved in a Secret Service scare Saturday night of being a Democratic “plant.” “ This guy was a Democrat, probably a plant ,” Kellyanne Conway said Sunday during an interview on Fox News. Trump was rushed offstage by Secret Service agents during a rally in Reno, Nevada, after someone shouted “gun” near a protester in the crowd. The Secret Service said no weapon was found at the scene.

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Donald Trump’s Campaign Knows He’s Losing

27Oct

With less than two weeks until Election Day, Donald Trump is, for the most part, still insisting to his supporters that he’s in the lead. While he conceded in one radio interview Monday  that he was “somewhat behind in the polls,” Trump said the same day that “I really believe we are winning” and claimed that “Democrats are making up phony polls.” Members of his campaign, though, are openly admitting that the businessman is lagging behind. Trump’s campaign manager, pollster Kellyanne Conway, also conceded that the GOP nominee was trailing, saying Sunday  “we are behind.” Although Trump says he no longer believes the polls , his internal data apparently mirrors what publicly available surveys are showing

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The deposition transcript for Taylor Swift ’s countersuit against a Denver radio DJ who she says grabbed her inappropriately has been released.   David Mueller initially filed a lawsuit against Swift , claiming he lost his job after being accused of inappropriately touching the singer during a meet-and-greet session at Denver’s   Pepsi Center in 2013.  Swift countersued , alleging Mueller “intentionally reached under her skirt, and groped with his hand an intimate part of her body in an inappropriate manner, against her will, and without her permission.” In the transcript from her July 26 deposition , Swift described the incident in detail. “Right as the moment came for us to pose for the photo, he took his hand and put it up my dress and grabbed onto my ass cheek, and no matter how much I scooted over it was still there,” she said. “It was not an accident, it was completely intentional, and I have never been so sure of anything in my life.” The “Blank Space” singer recalled feeling “violated in a way I had never experienced before.” “I remember saying how a meet-and-greet is supposed to be a situation where you’re thanking people for coming, you’re supposed to be welcoming people into your home, which is the arena for that day, and for someone to violate that hospitality in that way, I was completely stunned,” she said

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Authorities in Philadelphia will station prosecutors throughout the city on election day to respond to any reports of voter intimidation or other illegal activity after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump claimed that polling might be “rigged” in this mostly minority city. Philadelphia is one of many U.S

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook announced he will not play for Team USA in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, adding to a substantial roster of NBA stars who are opting out of the games. “After speaking with my family, I have decided to not participate in this year’s Olympics,” Westbrook said in a statement released Friday

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Some critics are finding Stephen Curry’s new shoes  a good fit — for jokes. ” These $120 sneakers look like they should sport the name of a shuffleboard player, not an NBA  superstar,” New York Magazine wrote. More…

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Cash flow drives small businesses. For the last 40 years, the $1.6 Trillion Commercial Equipment Purchase Market has enabled small businesses to generate the cash flow to drive their businesses to drive our economy. Caterpillar, John Deere, eBay and Amazon are great examples of Fortune 500 companies who quietly participate in the commercial equipment buying and selling ecosystem

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Thursday he’ll vote for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump , but still doesn’t trust him with America’s nuclear arsenal.  “I stand by everything I said during the campaign,” Rubio told the Weekly Standard , when asked about a statement he made in February, before he dropped out of the presidential race, that he didn’t want to turn over the U.S

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Controversy persists about twenty-eight pages of the 9-11 Commission’s official report that remain classified. Former U.S.

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With the first day of summer less than two weeks away, it’s the perfect time to talk about enjoying the sun safely, cooling down with healthy sips, and exercising in the great outdoors. It’s one of my favorite times of the year because we have more time to relax and if we’re lucky enough, take a well-deserved vacation. Before you kick back at the beach, pool, or simply on your back porch, remember to keep these summer safety tips in mind.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James stepped in front of Steph Curry Wednesday night with less than three minutes remaining in the third and and got his fingertips on a lazily lobbed Golden State Warriors pass. After nearly falling to the ground, James sent the rock ahead to Kyrie Irving, who tossed it near the rim, leading LeBron into the one-handed oop

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Art et catastrophes

07Jun

Les images de Paris submergé et les mesures immédiates mises en place par le Louvre et le Musée d’Orsay pour protéger leurs collections d’œuvres d’art ont montré le lien très clair existant entre la réduction des risques de catastrophes et la conservation du patrimoine. Combien de fois voyons-nous les mots « art » et « catastrophe » dans la même phrase

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Everyone who has ever closed a real estate transaction knows that the number of documents that must be signed at the closing table is enormous – I refer to this as the “Mortgage Document Deluge”.

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On being a bad mom…

07Jun

“Today I Didn’t Put My Kid In The Dryer and other parenting wins.” Let’s be honest. Having a kid is a pain in the vagina ass. It is really hard on a person’s psyche

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Nearly 250 million video surveillance cameras have been installed throughout the world , and chances are you’ve been seen by several of them today. Most people barely notice their presence anymore — on the streets, inside stores, and even within our homes. We accept the fact that we are constantly being recorded because we expect this to have virtually no impact on our lives

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Deshauna Barber, a 26-year-old Army officer from the District of Columbia, won the Miss USA crown on Sunday night. During the annual beauty pageant, which was held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Barber beat out 51 other women for the title. She will go on to compete in the Miss Universe contest later this year

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I grew up in a home in Delaware listening to voices speak Turkish in the kitchen while I watched English television in the living room. Like many immigrant children, conversations took place in multiple languages in my house. And like many immigrant families, my parents understood that while there was no requirement to abandon their heritage when moving to America, the limited availability of foreign media in that era meant certain cultural sacrifices.

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By: Diana Kelly Spring cleaning isn’t just about organizing your home and workspace, but also improving your overall health. Here’s how tidying up may help you lose weight , breathe easier , sleep better , and more

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When the United Nations convenes this week for its High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS, the corridors will be buzzing with talk of “the end of AIDS.” UNAIDS tells us that it will happen provided key testing and treatment targets, including doubling the number of people on antiretroviral treatment, are achieved within four years. UNAIDS and major funders have determined that a “fast-track” strategy–focusing on a subset of countries with highest transmission–is the best way to reach these goals

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Translator’s note: Since the end of March France has been roiled by protests over the Socialist government’s proposals to loosen France’s famously rigid labor laws. The Nuit Debout movement, modeled on Occupy Wall Street and anti-austerity movements in Spain and elsewhere, began with nightly assemblies in the Place de la République in Paris.

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What Moves Us Deeply?

04Jun

I’m a fairly emotional person, but I’ve never teared up over a great business deal.

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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump honored the late boxing legend Muhammad Ali in a tweet Friday, calling him a “truly great champion and a wonderful guy.” More…

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This week, with one bold sentence, President Barack Obama created an important, powerful, and lasting Social Security legacy.

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Whenever someone asks me how I afford to travel, I have to force myself not to respond with “selling Nutella by the spoonful and procrastinating Sallie Mae payments.” It’s just so funny because people think there’s this magic formula out there. This one-size-fits-all-encompassing route that gives everyone an equal chance of seeing the world.

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Alabama Redux

04Jun

Old times there are not forgotten. .

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There’s a lot of concern regarding the health of the average American worker, with 35% being labeled as obese .

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In a conference room in a Denver hotel, oil and gas executives and lobbyists mingled over coffee with top state regulators at the annual Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) business meeting in May. Arranged at a horseshoe shaped table facing the audience, the regulators began to introduce themselves and give updates on their states.

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Several Donald Trump supporters were attacked outside a rally for the presumptive GOP nominee in San Jose, California, on Thursday night. In a video clip posted to Twitter, Fusion reporter Tim Pool  spoke with a man who said he yelled, “Yeah Trump!” after leaving the event.

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Any bartender or bar owner will tell you, the job isn’t always glamorous. The challenges of staying successful go beyond keeping glasses full. While many nights are spent creating, entertaining and hosting guests there is also the task of inventory, management and liability all while keeping morale up, staying focused on business while creating an environment where people want to come, stay and invite their friends

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Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. We all have a center of wisdom and balance within us, but sometimes life takes over and we can feel all over the place! We all need a course-correcting tool — A “GPS for the Soul” — to help us find our way back to center

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The U.S. electric sector is on track to meet the Clean Power Plan, according to a new NRDC analysis released yesterday

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Artists Michael Wertz and Jody Morlock are among those to put their creative spin on Judy Garland for ” Night of a Thousand Judys ,” the annual LGBT Pride Month benefit concert for New York’s Ali Forney Center .  The Huffington Post got an exclusive sneak peek at some of the many pieces, which capture Garland in “Meet Me in St. Louis” and other iconic moments in her esteemed career, that are set to be auctioned off at the June 6 event.  More…

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Johanne Bélanger was appointed President & CEO of Tourism Toronto in September 2015. She leads Toronto’s Destination Marketing Organization representing and serving over 1,100 Association members and partners.

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This post is by Erika Hairston and originally appeared on The Well , Jopwell’s editorial hub. More…

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Can you imagine smoking two packs of cigarettes a day in your car, with the window rolled up, and your kids in the back?

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Donald Trump is headed toward the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. He’s among the most pugnacious of candidates, routinely trashing Republicans, Democrats, immigrants, Mexicans, women, Muslims, and foreign policy professionals. Many of these political battles could reduce his chance of getting elected president

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All sorts of companies are using JavaScript nowadays to build applications and websites.

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A mosquito-born virus linked to birth defects may keep a six-time NBA All-Star champion from playing in Brazil’s Olympics.

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As a teacher and as a citizen I am worried, but I do not feel powerless.

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On the final Memorial Day weekend of the Obama administration, the soon to be astonishingly young ex-Commander-in-Chief has some recent successes to savor on the security front.

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Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), who was recently selected to chair the Republican National Convention ‘s platform committee, shied away from criticizing Donald Trump ’s proposed ban on Muslim entry to the U.S.

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The Libertarian Party experienced a minor revolt at its biennial convention this weekend over concerns that its leading vice presidential candidate isn’t libertarian enough, complicating its efforts to achieve a stronger-than-usual showing in November’s presidential elections. Former Massachusetts Gov

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Mary Kay Andrews Is an Easy Writer

29May

Book Review Jackie K Cooper THE WEEKENDERS by Mary Kay Andrews More…

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Kate Beckinsale is a performer who has always ably jumped between such bombastic Hollywood fare as Total Recall and her signature Underworld series, and smaller offerings such as her latest project, Love & Friendship .

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The Madness of Judge Hanen

28May

By Kica Matos Judge Andrew Hanen wants everyone to know he is really upset with President Obama’s immigration policies. He has not only issued opinions that have been noted for their anti-immigrant hostility, but last year he issued an injunction that stopped President Obama’s 2014 immigration executive orders from moving forward (the orders, which would have affected an estimated 5 million immigrants, are on hold pending a Supreme Court ruling that will likely be issued next month)

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You can be Donald Trump too

28May

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Donald Trump is being relentlessly mocked on Twitter for backing out of a debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

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TV Review – Jackie K Cooper “Roots” (History, A&E, Lifetime) More…

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This week, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, incinerated and vaporized by American nuclear bombs 71 years ago. For the U.S., as with Japan’s own wartime atrocities that still deeply rankle the emotions of its Asian neighbors, the profound apology that matters is not about the past but the future.

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Crunching the numbers shows that independents couldn’t have won Bernie Sanders the nomination. Declining trust in political institutions could be driving support for Sanders and Donald Trump. And the “gold standard” of polling isn’t so pristine these days.

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Last month, four days after Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa stood next to Secretary John Kerry at a press conference and announced that dissident Zainab Al Khawaja and her baby son Abdulhadi would be released from jail, I wrote a piece here pointing out that four days was a long time to fill in some paperwork and find the prison key. Tomorrow will be 50 days, and she’s still in jail. You can fly to the moon and back, sail the Atlantic and climb Mount Everest in 50 days if you put your mind to it.

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How has your life experience made you the leader you are today? I supported myself during college as a cosmetologist

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Reported injuries have decreased in the meat and poultry industry, but plant workers still face grave dangers on the job — and there’s reason to believe the safety hazards are worse than they seem, according to the Government Accountability Office. Many workers are unlikely to speak out about health and safety risks for fear of losing their jobs, the office said in a report issued Wednesday.

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The following article first appeared in The National Book Review : By Madeleine Dobie More…

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Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton frequently emphasizes that she is a “proud Democrat” who wants to help elect other Democrats, contrasting herself with rival Bernie Sanders. While Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, has set grassroots fundraising records for his own candidacy, Clinton’s campaign has criticized him for not doing more to help raise the profile of progressive candidates for federal and state offices as he rallies his supporters. Sanders had previously said, “ We’ll see , ” when asked whether he would fundraise on behalf of other candidates

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This post was co-written with Han Chen and Silvia Peng. The Paris Agreement provides momentum to shift global resources towards low-emission and climate-resilient development

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Few things are more exciting than arriving at an unknown platform for the first time. Whether it’s Grand Central Station, Roma Termini, or the metro in Moscow, the idea that unknown possibilities are within reach is thrilling

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