‘Digital wellness lady’ wants students to unplug or at least look up

April 23, 2017

… being aware of others by not being distracted by being on cell phones all day. Love this place!!!!!!!” And he still does. The center taught him how to live a more meaningful life. “The best benefit that I got from it was I was purposefully engaging with people.” His trips on the bus usually were devoted to checking Facebook and the News on his phone and listening to music while plugged into his headphones. But because of the center, he realized, “Theres a whole bus full …

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General election 2017: Tories move to dampen tax hike fears – BBC News

April 22, 2017

Before winning the 2015 general election, the Conservatives promised no rises in VAT, national insurance contributions, or income tax. Analysis By Iain Watson, BBC News political correspondent The American revolutionary Benjamin Franklin said the two great certainties were tax and death. And certainly commitments to push tax rates up can prove fatal to political campaigns. Philip Hammond criticised the constraints placed on him by his party’s previous pledges not to raise income tax …

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Ann Coulter isn’t letting Berkeley off easy for messing with her speech

April 21, 2017

(CNN)The showdown continued Thursday between the University of California, Berkeley, and Ann Coulter over if and when the conservative firebrand will speak at the famously progressive school. Citing safety concerns, administrators on Wednesday postponed Coulter’s scheduled April 27 appearance, saying it needed more time to find a “suitable venue.” But Coulter was not having it. In a Twitter rampage and a Fox News appearance, she accused the school of canceling the event and …

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Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

April 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration issued one mightily mixed message Monday. President Donald Trump congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a contested referendum that granted him broad new powers and deepened concern about the NATO ally’s growing authoritarianways. Trump’s outreach to Erdogan put him on a very short list of those who praised the results, including Hamas, the Palestinian militant group labeled a terrorist organization by the United States. …

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How many bombs has Britain dropped in 2017? – BBC News

April 15, 2017

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Americans back the Syria bombing. They’re much more divided on what comes next

April 11, 2017

(CNN)Nearly six in 10 Americans approve of President Donald Trump’s decision to strike at a Syrian air base from which chemical attacks were launched last week, according to a new CBS News national poll. But that’s where consensus — or even the appearance of consensus — ends. When prompted with four competing options about what the United States should do next, none of the quartet get more than 30 percent support from the public. Three in 10 say that they want …

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Coalition and Syrian opposition forces repel ISIS attack

April 10, 2017

(CNN)Anti-ISIS coalition troops and allied Syrian opposition forces have repelled an attack by the terrorist group on a joint base in southern Syria, according to the coalition. “Coalition and partnered forces engaged and defended the ISIS attack with direct fire before destroying enemy assault vehicles and the remaining fighters with multiple coalition airstrikes,” the coalition said in a News release. It is not known how long the battle lasted. …

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‘SNL’ gets Trump and O’Reilly just right

April 10, 2017

… Kentucky. The sketch comically summed up why Trump supporters still like him even though some of Trump’s proposed policies would personally hurt them: “It’s like you found a finger in your chili, but you still eat the chili, because you told everyone how much you love chili.” But the best political comedy sketch came when Baldwin returned later in the show as Fox News’ embattled host Bill O’Reilly. And when I say best “political comedy,” …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… because no matter your drive to survive and walk away alive from a high dive, you’d have to be made of iron, man. That closes out the week for CNN 10. I’m Carl Azuz. Click here to access the printable version of today’s CNN 10 transcript. CNN 10 serves a growing audience interested in compact on-demand News broadcasts ideal for explanation seekers on the go or in the classroom. The show’s priority is to identify stories of international significance and then clearly …

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Rubio hails Syria strikes, says Russians don’t have ‘standing’ to criticize

April 7, 2017

Washington (CNN)Sen. Marco Rubio, a longtime hawk on Syria, praised the US airstrike on a Syrian airfield days after a chemical attack on innocents attributed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Following News that President Donald Trump had green-lit the US action, Rubio said on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” that Russia could not fairly criticize the military strike because Russia backed Assad — who is accused of perpetrating the attack on his own people. “They …

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Amid tension, cultural exchange and appreciation at the Russian embassy

April 6, 2017

… difficult times where we are often buffeted by News that creates doubt and suspicion among peoples and nations, let alone notions of what is factual and what is not,” the event program said. “What we do, and what your children will do by participating in this extraordinary and unique experience, is to rise above the noise and tumult around us. The kids represent the best of what their communities have to offer the world,” it said. The students were mesmerized as …

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Ivanka Trump: ‘I don’t know what it means to be complicit’

April 6, 2017

Washington (CNN)If Ivanka Trump is “complicit,” as critics and even a “Saturday Night Live” perfume sketch allege, she’s not concerned. “I don’t know what it means to be complicit, but I hope time will prove that I have done a good job and much more importantly, that my father’s administration is the success that I know it will be,” Trump told CBS News’ Gayle King in an interview taped Tuesday. Asked by King how she feels about the …

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Trump calls Putin following St. Petersburg attack

April 4, 2017

Washington (CNN)US President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin by phone Monday, according to a statement from the White House. The statement said Trump made the call to express his condolences and offer support to the Russian people in the wake of an attack in St. Petersburg that left at least 10 people dead, according to three state-run Russian News agencies. St. Petersburg metro explosion: At least 10 dead in Russia blast …

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Donald Trump, Xi Jinping and the Mao factor

April 4, 2017

… and combats his political enemies — including the News media — through bouts of insulting tweets shared with his millions of Twitter followers. “Trump and Mao have a very similar anti-establishment and also anti-intellectual tendency,” said Orville Schell, a leading US scholar on China who has been visiting the country since the Mao era and now heads the Center on US-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York. …

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US takes turn atop UN Security Council

April 4, 2017

United Nations (CNN)Some pundits predict United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley will one day run for president, but for a month, at least, she will be — of the 15-nation UN Security Council. Ambassadors take up the post each month, and April fell to Haley. While the former South Carolina Governor, who so far has been outspoken in her brief tenure in New York, said she is supposed to remain somewhat guarded as the leader of the 15-nation council, she told a packed News conference Monday …

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The UK’s first online dating profile photographer – BBC News

April 3, 2017

What she did know about, however, was online dating. Having spent seven to eight years doing it, her friends considered her a connoisseur. Image copyright Saskia Nelson Image caption Saskia’s photo shoots are always outside, to get away from the “studio portrait” feel Initially available in London, Hey Saturday has over the past four years expanded across the UK, and is now about to launch in New York. Saskia and her team of seven photographers, all of whom are …

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Trump signals he won’t press human rights ahead of key diplomatic week

April 3, 2017

… practices of previous administrations. “Our approach is to handle these types of sensitive issues in a private, more discrete way,” a White House official said Friday, previewing Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s visit to the White House on Monday. “We believe it’s the most effective way to advance those issues to a favorable outcome.” Trump’s executive orders bad News for China Trump himself has pledged to …

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Amazon wants influencers with ‘large followings’ to sell its products

April 2, 2017

The host of the popular YouTube channel 'What's up Moms' was one of the first enlistees in Amazon's new influencer program.Image: screenshot Amazon is seeking social media celebrities. The online shopping giant quietly launched a new program this week in which influencers with “large followings” can apply to host their own stores on its site in exchange for a commission on products sold. TechCrunch first reported the News on Friday. SEE ALSO: The latest crop of …

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There’s no need for April Fools’ Day because we’re living in a fake news nightmare

April 2, 2017

Image: ambar del moral / mashable I remember the halcyon days when April Fools’ Day was a bit of harmless fun. We’d read fake stories from the Newspaper over our cornflakes and have a good chuckle. Fake News was just something that happened once a year. But, those days are gone. We are now living in the age of fake News; where mistruths are presented as truths, and believed at face value. Fake News is no longer a once-yearly event, it’s a 365-day-a-year News cycle. And, …

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The only 4 things you need to know about Trump and Russia

April 1, 2017

… adviser Michael Flynn, who also served as a top campaign aide, was offering his testimony to Congress in exchange for legal immunity signaled a potential turning point. Watch: Flynn likened immunity to guilt in 2016 If you’re arriving on the scene late, the Flynn News can be summed up this way: One of Trump’s highest-ranked and most-trusted campaign hands, who then scored one of the most powerful positions in the White House, is now saying he wants to answer …

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Li Na Land, reality TV and fashion — what China’s tennis pioneer did next

March 31, 2017

(CNN)She may have hung up her tennis racket more than two years ago, but two-time grand slam champion Li Na is still winning big in business. China’s first major singles champion, Li has been busy since she quit tennis in 2014 following a string of injuries. Follow @cnnsport Now 35, Li has since had two children with her husband and former coach, Jiang Shan. Business interests include movie and book deals, her own clothing line in China with long-time sponsor Nike, appearances in …

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Russia fight threatens intel panel’s work

March 29, 2017

Washington (CNN)Thelatest round ofpoliticalfinger-pointing over the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the US elections isthreatening to undermine the bipartisan committee’s work. Chairman Devin Nunesof California and ranking Democrat Adam Schiff, alsoof California, on Friday held dueling News conferences for the second time this week. At his event, Nunes announced he was postponing next week’s public hearing on the Russia …

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Uber’s self-driving car program in Arizona just crashed, like actually crashed, on the road

March 26, 2017

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Tillerson plan to skip NATO, visit Russia puts allies on edge

March 22, 2017

… Europe the wrong way and raising questions about its commitment to its Western allies. “Seeing the Chinese, then going to Russia and avoiding NATO in the middle — it’s weird,” said one NATO diplomat, referring to Tillerson’s travel to China this month and the News that he would head to Moscow next. “It showsthat they don’t care about NATO. They are not multilateral.” Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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Ended: Supreme Court confirmation hearing day 2

March 22, 2017

(CNN)The Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony from President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. CNN has full coverage of Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing and other big politics stories of the day on Apple News, CNN.com and television. Explore the latest Trump administration News at CNN Politics. …

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Rep. Turner calls Comey hearing ‘highly speculative’

March 21, 2017

(CNN)On a day that saw FBI Director James Comey testify before the House Intelligence Committee, Erin Burnett made the issue the focus of her evening News program by welcoming a man who was in the room as the testimony was given. “I think it certainly is highly speculative and people shouldn’t be jumping to conclusions,” said Turner, referencing in particular Comey’s revelation the FBI is investigating potential Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. …

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