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Oh man, have we ever got a hot feud for you today! Yes, sir. Seems that President-elect Donald Trump , after leading crowd after crowd in a lusty chorus of “Lock her up!” during the presidential campaign, isn’t really feeling that whole “prosecute Hillary Clinton for emails” thing anymore.

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Image Credit There is no doubt that we’re living in an age with possibilities that previous generations had never dreamed of. While there has certainly been growth in both our economy and our government, the question often arises – “Does the government have our best interest in mind?” A government that focuses on its people is the ultimate goal of any democracy .

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Thank Liberalism for Donald Trump

22Nov

Like the Grinch who couldn’t keep Christmas from coming to Whoville, the Democratic Party with all its might and money couldn’t stop Trumpmas from coming to the American heartlands. It came just the same.

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First, there were reports of wood pulp in  grated cheese. And now, this.  A new Bloomberg News report raises doubts about store-brand aloe vera after tests it commissioned on products bought at Walmart, CVS and Target reportedly found no trace of their claimed prime ingredient ― aloe barbadensis leaf juice

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Football teams like players with experience, but this could be unprecedented. At 55, running back Joe Thomas Sr

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Thanksgiving is typically associated with feel-good food, friends and family. However, since this year it comes on the heels of a nasty election season, there may be an added guest at the dinner table: Hostility

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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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A woman believed to have been kidnapped for ransom in southern Washington state was still missing on Saturday, a day after authorities arranged to meet the demand and then arrested a suspect, police said. Sandra Harris, 69, was reported missing on Friday by her husband, who called authorities to say she was abducted from the couple’s home in Kennewick, a town about 200 miles (322 km) southeast of Seattle, Kennewick police said in a statement

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With Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday, musician Laura Jane Grace is offering advice to trans youth who are coming out.  “It’s important to not feel like you’re apologizing for anything,” she told host Alex Berg . “And just not take any shit from anybody.” The  frontwoman  for Against Me! , who has a new memoir out called Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist ,  also addressed how we can fight transphobia

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 19 (Reuters) – A police helicopter in Rio de Janeiro crashed Saturday evening, killing four officers after a day of intense firefights between law enforcement and suspected criminals in the slum known as City of God.

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Just in time for Thanksgiving, Logo’s “Cocktails & Classics” is offering a very special screening of the beloved film “Mrs. Doubtfire.” Join host Michael Urie, “Mrs. Doubfire” star Mara Wilson, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” favorite Jujubee, comedian and actor Drew Droege and The Huffington Post’s very own Noah Michelson as they watch the 1993 comedy and share their favorite memories, trivia about the film and more

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Donald Trump just can’t drop his beef with “ Saturday Night Live .” The president-elect took time out from the important job of preparing for office to again blast the comedy sketch show over its portrayal of him. Here’s what Trump tweeted on Sunday morning: I watched parts of @nbcsnl Saturday Night Live last night. It is a totally one-sided, biased show – nothing funny at all.

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Kristen Wiig joined “ Saturday Night Live ” cast members in singing the history of Thanksgiving .

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Struggling with the thought of spending time with your family this Thanksgiving? Don’t worry, “ Saturday Night Live ” has your back. In this spoof ad, it offers up discount retailer Target as your safe space

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Why I won’t be attending any Anti-Trump Protests I have been strongly and opposed to Donald Trump, but I won’t be attending any protests against him.

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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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Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Seoul on Saturday in the fourth straight weekend of protest against embattled President Park Geun-hye. Park is resisting calls to step down amid an ongoing political crisis in which she is alleged to have let an old friend meddle in state affairs. The scandal has rocked Park’s presidency and united Koreans in disapproval, culminating in a protest last weekend that saw a million people march on Seoul by some estimates

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Fifth Harmony star Lauren Jauregui just shared an open letter addressed to anyone who thinks voting for President-elect Donald Trump  “does not mean that you are racist, homophobic, sexist, xenophobic, assholes.” And she used the occasion to publicly come out as bisexual. In the op-ed, published on Billboard.com Friday , the obviously furious singer held back little, calling Trump supporters “hypocrites” who “voted for a person who built an 18-month campaign off the back of your hatred” before become the latest person to compare the president-elect to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler . Jauregui said she’s a “bisexual Cuban-American woman and I am so proud of it.” She also noted she is proud to be “the granddaughter and daughter of immigrants who were brave enough to leave their homes and come to a whole new world.” She then dedicated several paragraphs to explaining her pride as a woman in light of the misogyny that ran rampant during Trump’s campaign

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Twitter users are imagining what could be Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s favorite musicals, following his eventful evening watching “ Hamilton .” The Indiana governor was widely  booed on entering the Richard Rogers Theater  in New York City on Friday night, and the Broadway show’s cast addressed him with a powerful message  as he later left. News of the incident caused the #NameAPenceMusical hashtag to globally trend on the micro-blogging service, with users putting their own Pence spin on classic musical shows

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ST. LOUIS ―  Marlene Gebhard, grandmother of slain 20-year-old Tyler Gebhard, says the past four months have shaken her beliefs about law enforcement, and her days are divided by what she knows and the mystery surrounding the details of her grandson’s death

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A week ahead of the deadline, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau  on Friday appealed a court ruling that could leave the independent watchdog vulnerable to the whims of President-elect Donald Trump . The financial agency had until next Friday to contest an October decision that essentially left its director, Richard Cordray , at the mercy of the president

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A memorial park honoring  Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch was found defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti Friday, spray-painted with swastikas and the words “Go Trump.” . @beastieboys Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn Heights was left defaced with ugly symbols of hate today

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When Vice President-elect Mike Pence went out for a night of theater in Manhattan, he probably didn’t expect to be the opening act. Some of the attendees at a Friday night showing of “Hamilton,”  Lin-Manuel Miranda ’s  Founding Fathers-themed Broadway musical , were apparently not thrilled to see the Indiana governor at the show.

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Fortune cookie fortunes can range from ominous to uplifting to downright hilarious. And now, you can be the voice of wisdom inside those sugary folded treats.

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The irony of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s “America First” policy is that it could end the budding new Cold War that has been developing between the West and Russia and China. His non-ideological, deal-making approach, which doesn’t challenge how the Russians and Chinese govern themselves, promises to lessen tensions that have been getting dangerously out of control.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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