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Climate strikes: Will they have an impact?

Greta’s memorable phrase that we “cannot solve the crisis without treating it as a crisis”, reflects the thinking of many, frustrated with the slow pace of progress. That sense of crisis has been affected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on the impacts of global temperature reaching 1.5C, released last October. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘I’m standing up for our planet’ “We are doing this because we feel that climate action really needs to happen after the IPCC report,” said Lottie, 17, who…

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Jussie Smollett gives details about his attack and says he’s ‘forever changed’

(CNN)Jussie Smollett gave his first detailed account of what he says was a hate crime against him, and the aftermath, in an interview with “Good Morning America” that aired Thursday. Police release photo of persons of interest in actor’s attack Smollett told Roberts he landed in Chicago that day, was picked up by his creative director and got back to his apartment only to realize he had no food in the house.

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White House scrambles for money to build the wall

White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney has said there are various accounts available. One possibility is shifting a portion of the $13 billion in disaster aid Congress approved last year for Puerto Rico and a dozen states, including California and Texas, hit hard by hurricanes, flooding and other disasters. The money funds Army Corps projects, and the Puerto Rico aid alone totals more than $2 billion. But Texas lawmakers revolted over White House plans to tap Hurricane Harvey funds, and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said Thursday they won…

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UK inflation falls to two-year low

Why are prices falling? Mike Hardie, ONS head of inflation, said: “The fall in inflation is due mainly to cheaper gas, electricity and petrol, partly offset by rising ferry ticket prices and air fares falling more slowly than this time last year.” Ofgem’s energy price cap, which came into effect from 1 January 2019, helped drive down inflation, the ONS said. However, that cap is being raised and this is likely to feed into future CPI figures. Price of flats fell in England last year The ONS said that petrol…

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‘Chicken and waffles’ cereal heading to Walmart

The sweet and savory treat is set to hit store shelves just in time for National Cereal Day. (Courtesy of Post) While there’s no actual poultry in this shelf-stable cereal (thank God), there are drumstick-like crunchies in the box. It’s unclear exactly what this tastes like because the packaging just says “naturally and artificially flavored,” but according to junk food Instagrammer @canadiancandyhunters, “It’s real and spectacular!” Enough said. Is meat-flavored cereal a thing now? Apparently yes, but not for long. Both boxes are available for a limited time only, so once they’re…

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Luke Bryan Adopts 18-Year-Old Rescue Dog That Previous Owner Left At The Pound

The dog, named Poochie, was surrendered to a dog pound by a family who said they had developed allergies, the Proverbs 12:10 animal rescue said on its Facebook page. The Nashville-based rescue group pulled Poochie from the pound, expecting that he would be “a forever hospice foster”:   That was until the Bryans saw his photo online, fell in love and submitted an adoption application. People magazine. “Caroline Bryan has graciously given us updates on our sweet boy.”  Sounds Like Nashville website said.

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Racist posts spark police response at Minnesota high school

OWATONNA, Minn. – School officials called police and put a Minnesota high school on lockdown as tensions boiled over after racist comments targeting black students were posted on social media. Two students accused of assaulting an officer were arrested amid the altercation this week at Owatonna Senior High School. School district officials say they began investigating after a derogatory comment was posted Sunday by a student. District spokeswoman Shay Baumbach says tensions escalated Monday at lunchtime, when another student posted a similar comment on social media. Trending in US Read…

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Ivanka Trump’s next policy push: Paid family leave

Washington (CNN)Ivanka Trump will be on Capitol Hill Wednesday for a series of meetings on the administration’s paid family leave initiative, which appears to be her next major policy push following last week’s women’s economic empowerment initiative. This is something she’s been working on with members of Congress and private sector leaders behind the scenes during her two years at the White House, with some tangible progress to date, including a hearing in the Senate Finance Committee led by Cassidy last year. She spoke about her father’s commitment to pro-family…

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Lena Headey Channels Game Of Thrones Character Cersei Lannister To Slay Troll

British actress Lena Headey channeled the ruthless character that she portrays in HBO’s epic fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” to shut down an Instagram troll on Tuesday. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lena Headey (@iamlenaheadey) on Feb 12, 2019 at 2:55am PST View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lena Headey (@iamlenaheadey) on Feb 11, 2019 at 10:16pm PST RELATED… 'Game Of Thrones' Is All About This Character, According To Math 'White Walker' Creates Stunning 'Game Of Thrones' Snow Art Kit Harington Told A…

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Twitter Razzes Donald Jr. After He Repeats Dad’s Lie Of 300 At Beto O’Rourke Rally

Donald Trump Jr. after he repeated his father’s astounding lie that only 200 to 300 people attended former Rep. El Paso, Texas, on Monday night. News outlets’ estimates for attendance at O’Rourke’s rally ranged from 15,000. Donald Trump spoke, though overflow attendees outside could have raised the number as high as 10,000, At one point during his speech Monday, the president boasted that 35,000 people were at his rally. He also insisted that 69,000 people wanted to get in. He said earlier that the fire department had given organizers permission to…

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Sorry, Howard Schultz, you’re a billionaire

(CNN)Howard Schultz, former Starbucks CEO, billionaire and possible presidential candidate, doesn’t want to be called a billionaire. He wants you to call him a “person of means.” “The moniker ‘billionaire’ now has become the catchphrase,” said Schultz, who has an estimated net worth of $3.5 billion. “I would rephrase that and say that people of means have been able to leverage their wealth and their interest in ways that are unfair. And I think that speaks to the inequality, but it also speaks to the special interests that are paid…

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Historian: The case for Howard Schultz

(CNN)In the fall of 2016 Hillary Clinton called on Americans to unite behind her and defeat Donald Trump. It did not work. Similarly, in 1972 George McGovern asked Americans to come together and defeat Richard Nixon. That did not work either. But this historical accounting misses the point. Third-party figures did not play spoiler to particular candidates; they were reflections of the weaknesses of the main-party candidates from the start. In each of these elections the presumptive favorite benefited from incumbency as a sitting president (William Howard Taft and George…

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Sam Bee Announces Another Full-On Roast Of ‘Motherf**ker’ Trump

But Samantha Bee promised it won’t be in short supply at the alternative “Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner” gala, which airs on TBS the same night — April 27. “Full Frontal” host Bee called out the WHCA for not having “the balls to face a comedian” in a trailer for the event. Check it out here: The actual correspondents’ association this year opted to invite presidential biographer Ron Chernow, and not a comedian as it has done in previous years, to be its featured speaker. Trump has not attended the…

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