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Saudi Arabia to allow women to obtain driving licences

King Salman ordered the reform in a royal decree delivered on Tuesday night, requesting that drivers licences be issued to women who wanted them Women in women being allowed into a sports stadium for the first time. It is the most significant change yet to a rigidly conservative social order in Saudi Arabia that has strictly demarcated gender roles, and severely limits the role of women in public life. Earlier this month, a Saudi cleric was behind the wheel on the countrys roads were briefly arrested by police. In response…

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Is it the last call for plastic straws?

Image copyright Getty Images Most straws are made from plastics such as polypropylene and polystyrene, which unless recycled take hundreds of years to decompose. Image copyright Getty Images Simon Ellin, chief executive of the UK Recycling Association, says “nobody would be bothered” if bartenders stopped automatically putting straws in drinks and it is free for companies to implement. “I had a pint of soda water the other day and not only did they put two straws in it but a stirrer, and I asked why they had done that –…

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Big Brother Contestant Jokes About Raping Housemate’s Wife And Tying Up Daughters To Watch

We are beyond disturbed… In a recent clip from Big Brother, contestant Jason Dent jokes about what he would do to housemate Kevin Schlehuber if Kevin put him up for elimination — he’d go and “fuck” his wife. He might have been laughing about it, but that is a rape threat. And it’s horrifying to see it happen with such zeal. Related:

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Alabama Republican Senate primary: Roy Moore defeats Trump-backed Luther Strange

Socially conservative former Alabama chief justice, one of the most controversial US politicians, was removed from state supreme court post twice The former Alabama judge Roy Moore, one of the most controversial figures in Republican politics, is on course to become a US senator in spite of opposition from Donald Trump. With 95%of the vote in on Tuesday night, Moore, the former chief justice of the Alabama supreme court was ahead of appointed incumbent Luther Strange by 55% to 45% in the Republican Senate runoff. Moores victory comes despite being…

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‘Height of hypocrisy’: Clinton calls out Trump team over private email reports

Donald Trumps daughter and son-in-law among six administration figures who reportedly used private email accounts for White House business At least six senior Trump administration figures are reported to have used private email accounts for official White House business, prompting Hillary Clinton to describe criticism of her own private server use as the height of hypocrisy. Donald Trumps son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, admitted through his lawyer on Sunday that he had used private emails in the administrations early days. According to a regular and heavy criticism of Clinton…

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8 Stories That Show Exactly How The Media Hates Millennials

Somebody has to stop the millennial killing spree before it’s too late and the only thing we’re left with is social media and avocados and- oh god, they’re killing those too. But wait, there doesn’t seem to be any logic to millennial behavior. How can they both be the generation with the worst manners, but also obsessed with political correctness and not offending anyone? Why, it’s almost as if these headlines directly contradict one another, because the whole thing is a crock of artisanal horseshit … 7 Millennials Don’t Vote,…

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Im Not Stuck Up, I Just Have Standards

Matthew Kane People act like it’s a bad thing to have standards. Like it’s a terrible, terrible thing to have some form of self worth. But I’m never going to apologize for that. Not ever. You can say I’m picky. You can say I’m stuck up, and that I think I’m too good for anyone. But that’s the furthest thing from the truth. You see, I don’t understand when people tell me that I need to ‘open up my mind to other people’. Like, okay, you want me to open…

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Here are the 30 most powerful photos of the NFL players who protested Sunday

In response to President Donald Trump’s attacks this weekend on the NFL and its players who kneel during the national anthem, the players fought back in a way that’s become awfully familiar. They protested by kneeling and/or linking arms while the national anthems played Sunday, as the hashtag #TakeAKnee trended on Twitter. Meanwhile, CBS and Fox broadcast the anthems, a pregame moment neither network usually shows. The protests started Sunday morning when the Ravens and the Jaguars kicked off Week 3 from London’s Wembley Stadium. Players from both teams locked…

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97-year-old war veteran takes a knee in response to President Trump’s protest comments

There’s never an age limit when it comes to fighting for what you believe in.  Brennan Gilmore tweeted a photo Sunday of his 97-year-old grandfather, John Middlemas, kneeling in support of the #TakeAKnee movement, started by former San Francisco 49ers football player Colin Kaepernick in 2016 over police violence against African Americans.  President Donald Trump’s outspoken criticism against athletes who don’t stand up for the national anthem sparked this protest among people like Middlemas in solidarity with NFL athletes who kneeled on the field this weekend.  SEE ALSO: #TakeAKnee protests…

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