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Can you name the only two presidents who have won the popular vote in three consecutive elections?

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NASA Launches GOES-R Weather Satellite

20Nov

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla, Nov 19 – A U.S. weather satellite that will “revolutionize” forecasting blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Saturday, promising to deliver continuous high-definition views of hurricanes and other storms over the Western Hemisphere. A detailed stream of images provided by the satellite is expected to sharpen weather forecasts, provide more advanced warning of floods and better tracking of wildfires, plumes and volcanic ash clouds.

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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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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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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Sunday endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) as the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

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ABOARD THE HILLARY CLINTON CAMPAIGN PLANE ― On Friday, the Democratic presidential nominee visited a state she expected to win easily.

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WILMINGTON, N.C./MIAMI – Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton traded barbs as they entered the last three days of campaigning in the U.S. presidential election with competing events on Saturday in Florida, a swing state that could prove decisive in Tuesday’s vote. Clinton and Trump are making their closing arguments to American voters, crisscrossing the United States in hopes of convincing last-minute undecided voters and rallying their bases to turn out enthusiastically on Election Day

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Friday marked the end of early voting in the battleground state of Nevada, and the final returns brought decidedly good news for Democratic presidential nominee  Hillary   Clinton . Registered Democrats turned out in force in Nevada’s largest counties, providing Clinton a critical boost in a state where polling aggregates show the former secretary of state and GOP nominee  Donald   Trump  within a few points of one another . Over 57,000 votes were cast in populous Clark County, a single-day record that propelled Democrats to a statewide ballot edge larger than they held at the same point in 2012 , when President  Barack Obama  won Nevada by nearly 7 points

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A squirrel went wild in a Florida senior center on Thursday afternoon, injuring three people and prompting an unusual 911 call.  “We had a squirrel that entered our building, and it’s in our activity room,” the caller said in audio posted online by WFTV , the ABC station in Orlando. “It’s jumping on people and biting them and scratching them

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News reports suggest that black voter turnout may be lower than in the past two presidential elections. But comedian Trevor Noah believes African Americans will end up supporting Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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Vice President Joe Biden threw some shade at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a campaign speech in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesday. Biden told attendees at a rally that the whole world is watching the presidential race, and “what happens here matters to them.” He chastised Trump for his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin and mocked him for his late-night Twitter tendency.

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In one of the more bizarre moments of his campaign ― but likely among the most calculated events this week ― Donald Trump unfurled a large rainbow flag that had the words “LGBT for Trump” scribbled across it, shortly after walking onstage at a rally in Greeley, Colorado on Sunday night. Except that the flag was upside down

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Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Almost exactly 20 years ago, President Bill Clinton signed into law a bill creating an interstate agreement for emergency management. That inconspicuous law has opened the door for the current flood of out-of-state law enforcement agents  present at the continuing protests against the  Dakota Access Pipeline  (DAPL) in North Dakota.

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Democrats are turning out in large numbers in the battleground state of Nevada, building what may become a vital electoral firewall for the party’s presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton , in the final days of the 2016 race. As of Sunday morning, registered Democrats had established a 7-point lead over registered Republicans in the state’s early vote totals . That margin is just slightly below the lead Democrats held at the same point in 2012, when President Barack Obama ended up winning the state by 6.6 percent.

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Comey Again?

30Oct

James Comey’s decision to inform Congress that the FBI had discovered emails on a laptop belonging to disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner that may be relevant to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server has roiled the presidential campaign with days to go before the election. His letter provided little details about the emails, leaving the ambiguous discloser subject to interpretation and wild speculation by Trump supporters. At a Friday rally, Donald Trump hailed the news as “bigger than Watergate,” even though all of the emails may be just copies of those released earlier to the FBI.

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Donald Trump’s standing is improving in some polls, but he still faces a large Electoral College deficit.

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While Donald Trump ’s  racism ,  xenophobia  and  sexism  have drawn considerable scorn, there has been some confusion about his stance on the queer community.

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A new survey finds there isn’t much respect to go around this election season. Polls agree that Hillary Clinton is winning, but not by how much. And a survey of Latino voters shows the group feels disengaged from major issue discussions.

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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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A communications adviser to Donald Trump on Thursday struggled to explain why the GOP nominee attacked former Florida Gov.

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Donald Trump regularly tells his supporters that the election has been rigged against him, and on Monday he accused Hillary Clinton ’s campaign of utilizing a “ voter suppression technique ” that involved manipulating polls. (Politifact rated his claim  “pants on fire” false .)  But with early voting now underway in several states, the real-world effects of actual (and very consequential) voter suppression have begun to bubble up.

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Vote Protectors, the anti-voter-fraud group hosted by Donald Trump ally and political dirty trickster Roger Stone, plans to send volunteers to monitor polling places in nine cities with high minority populations on Election Day, Stone said last week. Untrained poll-watchers have intimidated voters in previous elections. But Vote Protectors is going further than its predecessors.

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Donald Trump said Tuesday he’d “love” to settle things with Vice President Joe Biden mano a mano.  Trump, responding to Biden’s suggestion last week that he’d like to  beat up the GOP presidential nominee  for his comments toward women, mocked Biden and said he’d welcome a confrontation. “Did you see? Biden wants to take me to the back of the barn,” Trump said at a rally in Tallahassee, Florida.

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The Center for Gun Policy and Research at Johns Hopkins University has just issued an important report on guns and college campuses which is summarized in a Washington Post op-ed, or you can download the entire report here . Basically, the report argues that, Gun-nut Nation’s claims to the contrary, allowing guns on college campuses does not enhance security or safety, but will result in more, not less gun violence in academic environments.

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President Barack Obama on Sunday campaigned in the battleground state of Nevada for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate he wants to succeed him in the White House – but he spent most of his time talking about the state’s Senate race.

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WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will “100 percent” accept the results of the U.S. election if it is fair, his son Eric Trump said on Sunday. “I think what my father is saying is, ‘I want a fair election,’” Eric Trump said on ABC’s “This Week.” “If it’s a fair outcome, he will absolutely accept it.

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ATLANTA ― For Republicans nervous about an electoral catastrophe next month, Lesley Jones could be a harbinger of doom.

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In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” Robert Scheer speaks with David Dayen, author of the book Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud . Dayen and Scheer discuss the federal government’s failure to respond to millions of people who suffered from the mortgage fallout from the 2008 bank crisis

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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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GOP voters aren’t sure who should lead their party moving forward. Polls and forecasts show Hillary Clinton’s huge Electoral College advantage

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Amy Schumer  poked fun at Florida fans who walked out of her performance earlier this week after the comedian lashed out at Donald Trump onstage.  “I’ve written an open letter to Tampa and I’d like to read it tonight,” Schumer said during an NYC show at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, via People .

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A super PAC launched by the creators of Cards Against Humanity erected a new billboard denouncing Donald Trump this week. The zeitgeisty card game’s political action group, The Nuisance Committee, paid for the large black and white message to be displayed in Dearborn, Michigan until Election Day on Nov.

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Is Shep Smith The Future Of Fox News?

17Oct

NEW YORK ― It’s 3:00 in the afternoon, and  Shepard Smith is in the chair.

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Woman screams at press after Trump rally: “we're mad at you!” pic.twitter.com/r5ewYTpfwB — Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 13, 2016 Covering Donald Trump rallies has never been easy for journalists. Members of the press are often the target of jeering by unruly crowds that are  egged on by the candidate himself

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Dreams really do come true.  This spring, Disney announced that couples can get married in front of Cinderella Castle in the heart of the Magic Kingdom at Disney World in Orlando. Now they’ve made this all the more magical by allowing brides and grooms to say their “I dos” there at night for the very first time, thanks to the Magic Kingdom Park After-Hours experience.  Starting in January 2017, this new offering permits couples and up to 300 wedding guests to celebrate after dark once the park has closed to the public

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Early Voting: A Month to Go

10Oct

Another week of early voting has passed and at least 429,337 people have voted in the 2016 election. I say “at least” because I do not have information from all the states, and information from some states is a little out-of-date

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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – “ The Girl on the Train ” pulled into the station with a $24.7 million opening, a solid result despite the fact that the mystery debuted as much of the U.S.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Thursday signed a bill into law scaling back a controversial practice that allows police in the state to permanently seize people’s cash and property without obtaining a conviction or even charging someone with a crime.

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Angela Corey, the Democratic Florida prosecutor who presided over some the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court’s most controversial cases of the past several years, lost her bid for reelection Tuesday night bringing her eight-year tenure to an end.  Melissa Nelson emerged as the Republican primary winner , earning more than 64 percent of the vote compared to Corey’s 26 percent. A third challenger, Wes White, collected less than 10 percent.  Corey’s loss was cheered by defense lawyer and academics, many of whom had criticized her aggressive prosecution, particularly of juveniles.   “Corey’s loss is an encouraging sign that the public will no longer tolerate overzealous and unprincipled criminal prosecutions, including women and children,” Mary Anne Franks, a law professor at the University of Miami, said in a statement Tuesday.  Even musician John Legend, who cofounded the criminal justice reform campaign #FreeAmerica weighed in on the Fourth Judicial Circuit State’s Attorney’s race

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WASHINGTON, Aug 30  – Marco Rubio, who dropped out of the Republican presidential race earlier this year, was chosen on Tuesday as the Republican Party nominee for a second U.S. Senate term from Florida, according to the Associated Press .

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Before the RNC, the Fiscal Times declared that Trump was “not as much of a drag on the ticket as some feared.” After a bad month for the GOP nominee, I decided to test that argument, to see if that was still the case.

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As questions swirl over whether Donald Trump will willingly bow out as the Republican nomine e, or be forced out, pundits have labeled such an event as “unprecedented.” Yet there have been cases in American political history where a nominee has been forced to the sidelines, and a replacement has been named. It’s pretty rare in American presidential history, but there have been cases of nominees that didn’t make the final contest. The most famous one occurred in the 1872, when Horace Greeley died after the election, but before the Electoral College met

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CLEVELAND ― To his biggest critics,  Donald Trump is a fearmongering, misogynistic, racist xenophobe.

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(Slipknot) Over this past weekend, the Chicago Open Air festival played host to a great line up of metal acts of both past and present over three days and two stages. The best part about it was that there wasn’t too many bands number-wise playing, you could catch every single band if you wanted to. While the likes of Disturbed, Slipknot, Manilyn Manson, and Breaking Benjamin showed up on the bill, it was the only current US appearance from Rammstein that was the biggest selling point of Chicago Open Air and they didn’t disappoint.

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‘Green News Report’ – June 7, 2016

07Jun

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Muhammad Ali’s sensational spirit extended well beyond the boxing ring. Ali, who sadly passed away Friday , was a man of charisma and charm.

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Book Review – Jackie K Cooper FLIGHT PATTERNS by Karen White 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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Donald Trump gets a bump in general elections polls, but there’s reason to doubt that it will stick.

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Young black and brown boys don’t always see reaffirming messages in society that allow them to believe that they can grow up to become successful. Without this reassurance, their potential can be stifled.  This is why programs like President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper are so essential. For the past two years, My Brother’s Keeper has sought to eliminate the achievement gap and make opportunities available for young boys and men of color that they might have not gotten otherwise. A commercial which aired during the MTV Movie Awards  on Sunday night underscored the importance of this with a motivational message.

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DES MOINES, Iowa – With the Iowa caucuses around the corner many candidates are criss-crossing across the state focusing their efforts heavily on religious voters, but many voters have questioned the role religion should play in politics. Some voters are very passionate about their religious views being reflected in politics. In fact, according to a new report from Pew Research , two-thirds of Republicans believe it is important to have a president who shares their religious beliefs

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Four of America’s wealthiest businessmen laid the foundation for Ted Cruz’s now-surging Republican presidential campaign and have redefined the role of political donors. With just over a week until voters get their first say, the 45-year-old Texas senator known as a conservative warrior has been ascendant.

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NBC News published a disturbing story about a 53-year-old California grandmother and widow who had gotten swept up in one of the oldest cons in the book: the sweetheart swindle. The widow had joined an online dating site

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I believe the time has come to clear up some misconceptions about anti-Semitism.

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21 Easy Cleaning Hacks to Add to Your Routine

07Ene

New Year, No Eww – that’s how the saying goes, right? 2016 is your year for a sparkling clean home! If you like the sound of that, but don’t want to make it your year for ‘spending countless hours scrubbing,’ these easy hacks from Hometalk bloggers will help to speed things up! 1. Clean stainless steel with baby oil Project via Uncommon Slice of Suburbia Work the oil into your fridge or sink with a cloth and enjoy the sheen! See the full post here .

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Love in the Time of ISIS

19Nov

The world is aflame with contention right now. There are stories of campus activism, racism, and free speech. There is tension between the Republican and Democratic parties, and tension within the Republican and Democratic parties, as candidates vie for the presidency

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A wave of governors rattled their sabers Monday in response to the Paris terrorist attacks, vowing  to block Syrian refugees from settling within their states. But those threats rest on shaky legal ground.

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Eight candidates will take part in Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate airing on the Fox News Business channel. Here’s what you’ll want to look for as the primary season enters its final months before the first votes are cast in the Iowa caucuses.

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Marco Rubio must have something to hide. There was a reason the presidential candidate wasn’t letting people see his long-secret Republican Party of Florida American Express bills.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Years before the high-profile deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, more than half of African-American millennials indicated they, or someone they knew, had been victimized by violence or harassment from law enforcement, a new report says. The information, from the “Black Millennials in America” report issued by the Black Youth Project at the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago, reflects starkly different attitudes among black, Latino, Asian and white millennials when it comes to policing, guns and the legal system in the United States.

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ImageContent(562c48bfe4b0aac0b8fd25a2,562c48121400002200c7ac41,Image,HectorAssetUrl(562c48121400002200c7ac41.jpeg,Some(),Some(jpeg)),Scott Cunningham via Getty Images,) ATLANTA (AP) — Call this one Kick Six, The Sequel. It may have ended Florida State’s national championship hopes. Lance Austin returned a blocked field goal 78 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the game, giving Georgia Tech a stunning 22-16 upset of the No.

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Before he  demeaned ,  guaranteed  and  taunted  his way to the top of the polls — indeed, before the very first “Make America Great” hat even came off of the assembly line — the Republican Party got its first incontrovertible evidence of the extent of its problem with Donald Trump, via a report in The Washington Post. It started harmlessly enough. In early July, The Post cited unnamed Republican donors and consultants in reporting on a phone conversation that Trump had with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus

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Be Tough, not Stupid, Dealing with China

16Oct

Whenever China is mentioned in a presidential campaign, the consequences are rarely good. In 2012 residents of Ohio, where anti-Beijing ads proliferated, might have believed that the campaign hinged on which candidate was tougher on China.

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One night, as a child, Holly Hoyle O’Brien woke up in tears. “My daddy died, I have a sister, we need to find her,” she told her parents.

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WASHINGTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) – A former investigator for the House of Representatives Select Committee on Benghazi is accusing the Republican-led panel of targeting Democrat Hillary Clinton to scupper her presidential bid, the New York Times and CNN reported on Saturday.

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  WASHINGTON (AP) — Black men from around the nation are gathering on the National Mall to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March and call for policing reforms and changes in black communities. Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who spearheaded the original march, will lead an anniversary gathering Saturday at the Capitol called the “Justice or Else” march.

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When it comes to aging, women speak freely about menopausal mood swings, thinning hair, hot flashes, exhaustion, weight gain, etc. But women aren’t the only ones who have to deal with hormonal changes as they age. Many men suffer from andropause — frequently referred to as male menopause — which occurs when their hormone production drops. Huff/Post50 spoke to Dr

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There has been much lively discussion in Honolulu Civil Beat recently on what it means to be “local.” Many participants in the conversation seem to assume that to be local is to be non-white.

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Tori Swaim is CEO & Founder of New Arrivals, Inc. and My Baby Sam, Inc., both manufacturers of baby and children’s bedding and room décor

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About 30 students, staff, and faculty traveled to Anna Maria Island to celebrate World Tourism Day. The theme this year is a 1 Billion Tourists, 1 Billion Opportunities. The day began with an introduction to World Tourism Day that included the following message from the UNTWO “Every time we travel, for whatever reason, we are part of a global movement; a movement that has the power to drive inclusive development, create jobs and build the sustainable societies we want for our future; a movement that builds mutual understanding and can help us safeguard our shared natural and cultural heritage.” Anna Maria Island, and more specifically the Pine Avenue Restoration Project was selected for the celebration because of the opportunity it provided to visit and experience a number of the billion opportunities that is making the island more sustainable, preserving the culture, and giving a boost to their economy.

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President Barack Obama has long established that he was born in Hawaii and is a Christian, yet the so-called “birthers” continue to dispute both of these facts. How do the GOP candidates fare when they encounter birther nonsense? We rated their responses.

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Rubio Benefits From Walker Exit

23Sep

The first beneficiary of the end of Scott Walker’s presidential campaign is the other new-generation Republican in the race who is presenting himself as a fresh face ready to shake up Washington: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms

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