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Why women should be required to register for the draft

(CNN)Today, registering for the draft has been reduced to a rite of passage for many young American men — a perfunctory civic duty with little meaning,since conscription ended more than40years ago. One might question why there is still a required registration, especially since volunteers have filled the ranks of our armed forces. But last month, a federal court in Texasruledthat themale-only registration requirement is unconstitutional. It would be a serious mistake to reinstate the combat exclusion rule as a way to protect women from the draft. Unfortunately, the Trump administration has…

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Angry Dog Throws Hilarious Tantrum

Upset Dog Throws Tantrum In this hilarious video, this dog is clearly quite upset and chooses to pout because of it. This dog mom is clearly amused and records her dog’s tantrum. Awkwardly seated on the couch, this dog refuses to look at her mom and the camera, a great tantrum at its finest. Dogs are full of personality, and this dog isn’t short on any of it! Thank you to this dog mom for sharing this video so we can all enjoy it! Check out some more of our…

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Having Relatives With Alzheimer’s Can Increase Our Own Risk, Even If They’re Distant Family

It’s no secret that Alzheimer’s has a genetic component, with many sufferers having a parent who also had the disease. But how is our risk of Alzheimer’s affected by more distant family members? Well, according to a new study published in Neurology, having relatives like great aunts and uncles, cousins, and great-grandparents with Alzheimer’s can also increase our risk.    Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative condition that mainly impacts memory, although it can also affect communication, mood, and even our mobility. It tends to appear in old age and at present,…

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Jenny Lewis: Its scary to share this stuff, but its true

Shes one of the worlds pre-eminent songwriters but Lewis didnt feel she could tackle the subject of her mothers heroin addiction until now I just had to blab it all out there, Jenny Lewis says, with a sigh. Right at the beginning. First interview. Blab, blab, blab. I regret it, but I put it out into the ether, and maybe Ill learn something. As Lewis began the promotion for her brilliant fourth solo album, Benmont Tench, Beck, Jim Keltner, Ringo Starr. Lewis has been in showbiz for 40 of her…

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U.S. Imposes First New North Korea Sanctions Since Trump’s Failed Summit

The U.S. Treasury Department also issued an updated advisory that listed 67 vessels that it said had engaged in illicit transfers of refined petroleum with North Korean tankers or were believed to have exported North Korean coal. ASSOCIATED PRESS The measures were announced three weeks after a meeting between President Donald Trump, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un broke down over conflicting demands by North Korea for relief from sanctions and from the U.S. side for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons. The move prohibits U.S. dealings…

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Pompeo agrees it’s possible God raised Trump to protect Israel from Iranian aggression

Washington (CNN)Secretary of State Mike Pompeo agreed with a suggestion posed in an interview Thursday that it’s possible God raised Donald Trump to be President in order to protect Israel from Iran. The remarks came shortly after Trump announced that the US will recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, overturning longstanding US policy toward the area, which was seized from Syria during the Six-Day War in 1967. Pompeo is not the first prominent Trump administration official to suggest that God wanted the New York real estate mogul to become…

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Feds Feared Alleged Neo-Nazi Benjamin Bogard Could Be Next Mass Shooter

An alleged member of the neo-Nazi group the BBC reports. John Cameron Denton, a Texas man who at one time led the group, went by the listed as required reading for Atomwaffen members, describes graphic abuse of children. Bogard has been indicted only on the pornography charge, but the FBI detailed his alleged interest in white supremacy and violence during a court hearing last week. Agents testified that Bogards internet search history included phrases like buildings to bomb, and instructions for building guns, according to the San Antonio Express-News. He…

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Single dad slams ‘deadbeat’ ex for not wanting custody of their child. The internet takes her side.

via Shutterstock A single dad who was overwhelmed with raising a child on his own took to reddit to whine about how he is stuck taking care of his kid after the court gave him full custody. The twist? His wife wanted to have an abortion, he wouldn’t let her, and once the child was born she agreed to give him full custody and pay child support. This dad somehow still managed to go on an internet rant about her alleged shortcomings, going as far as referring to her as…

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Skymind raises $11.5M to bring deep learning to more enterprises

Skymind, a Y Combinator-incubated AI platform that aims to make deep learning more accessible to enterprises, today announced that it has raised an $11.5 million Series A round led by TransLink Capital, with participation from ServiceNow, Sumitomo’s Presidio Ventures, UpHonest Capital and GovTech Fund. Early investors Y Combinator, Tencent, Mandra Capital, Hemi Ventures, and GMO Ventures, also joined the round/ With this, the company has now raised a total of $17.9 million in funding. The inclusion of TransLink Capital gives a hint as to how the company is planning to…

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Those Midwestern Floods Are Expected to Get Much, Much Worse

The record-setting floods deluging the Midwest are about to get a lot worse. Fueled by rapidly melting snowpack and a forecast of more rainstorms in the next few weeks, federal officials warn that 200 million people in 25 states face a risk through May. Floodwaters coursing through Nebraska have already forced tens of thousands of people to flee and have caused $1.3 billion in damage. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued its spring flood outlook Thursday, predicting that two-thirds of the country is at risk of "major to moderate…

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