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Nancy Pelosi says Trump’s actions toward Ukraine amount to ‘bribery’

House Democrats are refining the language of their impeachment case against the president House Democrats are refining part of their impeachment case against the president to a simple allegation: bribery. The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, on Thursday brushed aside the Latin phrase quid pro quo that Democrats have been using to describe Donald Trumps actions toward Ukraine. As the impeachment hearings go public, theyre going for a more colloquial term that may resonate with more Americans. Quid pro quo: bribery, Pelosi said of Trumps 25 July phone call in which…

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Trump confirms pre-election UK visit

‘Unprecedented progress’ These threats include “those emanating from cyberspace, those affecting our critical infrastructure and telecommunications networks, and those posed by terrorism,” the statement said. It said the leaders would “review the alliance’s unprecedented progress on burden-sharing, including adding more than $100bn (£76bn) in new defence spending since 2016.” In October the president criticised Mr Johnson’s Brexit deal with the EU, saying it restricted the US’s ability to do future trade with the UK. Speaking to the Brexit Party leader, Nigel Farage, on LBC, he said that without the deal…

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Tories promise help for ‘left-behind’ towns

The Conservatives are battling with opposition parties for votes in marginal constituencies ahead of the 12 December general election. Struggling towns to get post-Brexit funding Historic towns to benefit from £95m boost named Labour pledges free broadband for all The party said that, if re-elected, it would increase the business rate discount available to smaller firms from 33% to 50% in 2020/21. They are also planning to introduce a new £1,000 business rates relief scheme for pubs, which the party says amounts to an £18m tax cut next year. The…

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Its Time I Said Goodbye To You

Kirstie Devine Updated November 14, 2019 By Lisa Fotios I was driving to work  and saw how much the leaves had begun to change. Their vibrant reds and oranges, scattered on the ground and hanging on the branches. It made me realize I survived another season without you. It’s been over a year since you broke my heart. And to be honest, I feel like a broken record for continuing to talk about you. The fact that you can still bring tears to my eyes on days when I’m so…

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A Drinking Game To Play While Watching The Impeachment Inquiry Hearings

By Marco Oriolesi If you’re planning on watching the impeachment hearings, this drinking game from Ask Reddit might help you make it through. By Marco Oriolesi 1. If you don’t want to die: Drink every time someone admits they were wrong. 2. Take a drink every time Russia is mentioned. 3. Drink every time someone doesn’t answer the question. 4. A shot of peach shnapps (which is beyond gross, IMHO) every time you hear the word “impeach.” 5. A shot of Jaeger every time you hear the word “Tremendous.” 6.…

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New York high school football coach suspended ahead of playoff game, superintendent catches heat

New Rochelle High School football coach Lou DiRienzo (Nrhsfb.org ) Those at the meeting included Ray Rice, who played for “Coach D” before he became a Baltimore Ravens and then was suspended by the NFL after video emerged showing him hitting his fiancé with a punch in an elevator that knocked her out. “You’re painting this guy and when the details come out you will see that it didn’t warrant this kind of attention,” Rice told the station. NEW YORK HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH SUSPENDED FOR RUNNING UP SCORE ON UNDEFEATED OPPONENT…

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Scientists Create An Algorithm That Removes Color Distortion From Underwater Photos And Here Are 8 Before And After Pics

Well, oceanographer Derya Akkaynak and engineer Tali Treibitz have created an algorithm called ‘Sea-thru’ (I’ll bet my right hand that this pun is definitely intended) that removes the water from underwater photographs. That way, you get all the hues and saturation that you’d expect from regular, professional landscape pics. Scroll down for Bored Panda’s interview with Two scientists created the ‘Sea-thru’ algorithm that alters underwater photos to show what the colors ‘really’ look like Image credits: What you need to know about water, besides that it’s wet and covers over two-thirds…

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What the coup against Evo Morales means to indigenous people like me | Nick Estes

The indigenous-socialist project accomplished what neoliberalism has repeatedly failed to do: redistribute wealth to societys poorest sectors Evo Morales is more than Bolivias first indigenous president he is our president, too. The rise of a humble Aymara coca farmer to the nations highest office in 2006 marked the arrival of indigenous people as vanguards of history. Within the social movements that brought him to power emerged indigenous visions of socialism and the values of Pachamama (the Andean Earth Mother). Evo represents five centuries of indigenous deprivation and struggle in the…

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Artist Creates 16 Types Of Designer Packaging For Food Products To Show The Absurdity Of Brands

We’re all familiar with brands like Prada, Apple and Chanel. To most people, those brands carry a sense of luxury, quality, and refinement. There are also those who believe that such companies stand for decadence, mindless spending, and overpriced items. Perhaps driven by these conflicting opinions Israeli artist Peddy Mergui created a series of works where he imagined how would certain food products look like if they were packaged by famous brands. The project is called Wheat is Wheat is Wheat and explores the idea of how brand packaging changes…

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Harvard study: People who run late tend to be happier, live longer

Harvard study finds people running late tend to live happier, longer lives “If the trend continues, maybe the reason they live longer is they’re just late for death,” he said sarcastically. “They’re not only laid back but maybe they don’t care so much what people think…and that’s gotta be healthy.” “People who are late are going to have certain qualities,” Shillue responded. “I don’t think being late makes you any healthier, and I don’t know if it’s a good sign about you, but it’s…oftentimes more laid-back people. Type-A people are…

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