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Catholic Foster Care Agency Can Not Discriminate Against LGBTQ Couples, Court Says


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The agency argued its religious freedoms were violated when Philadelphia ended a foster care contract. A federal appeals court disagreed.

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Alleged Leader Of Border Militia Facing Federal Firearms Charges In New Mexico





Larry Hopkins has a felony record dating back 23 years. Federal officials are not saying why he's charged now with offenses committed in 2017.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Sri Lanka's Easter Bombings Bring Renewed Violence To A Long-Troubled Country





Here are some key things to know about Sunday's deadly attacks, the group Sri Lanka blames for perpetrating them — and the country's complicated history.

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Huge Bets, Fast Buzzer: Sports Bettor Smashes 'Jeopardy!' Records





Over his 12-day winning streak, James Holzhauer now holds the top five slots for single-day winning records on the show. "You need to pick your spots and bet big," he tells NPR.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Samsung Delays Launch Of Folding Phone After Reviewers Found Broken Screens





The nearly $2,000 Galaxy Fold was due to go on sale this Friday. But reviewers discovered bulges, flickering and other problems with its 7.3-inch screen. Samsung says it plans to run further tests.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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The Government Shouldn’t Keep the Public in the Dark Just Because Private Companies Ask It to


#usa #civilrights #aclu
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Die Whistleblowerin Chelsea Manning muss zunächst weiter im Gefängnis bleiben. Die US-Behörden wollen sie so zu einer Aussage gegen den Wikileaks-Gründer Julian Assange zwingen. #USA #ChelseaManning #Wikileaks #JulianAssange #BradleyManning #US-Armee


 

After Sri Lanka Attacks, Islamist Group Blamed And Victims Named





Sri Lankans mourned the deaths of nearly 300 people who were caught in Easter Sunday's coordinated church and hotel bombings. Officials blamed the National Thowfeek Jamaath, a local militant group.

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Google Searches For Ways To Put Artificial Intelligence To Use In Health Care





The search giant's push into artificial intelligence as a tool for health improvement is a natural evolution for a company that has developed algorithms that reach deep into our lives through the Web.

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Trump sues House Oversight chairman Elijah Cummings over subpoena of financial records

The complaint, filed in federal court in Washington, says the subpoena from Rep. Elijah Cummings “has no legitimate legislative purpose” and accuses Democrats of harassing Drumpf and wielding their new majority in Congress to try to stain the president’s standing.
According to him, the subpoena had no legitimate legislative purpose and served to harass him amid the regained political power in Congress. At least to me, there is a purpose, namely to investigate probable tax evasion cases. There was no real need to hide the tax returns from the public, especially since every sitting president did so in terms of transparency and honesty before the American people.
Interesting, isn't it? The failed businessman trying to hide his tax returns. This screams criminality so loud it's almost ripping my eardrums.
The lawsuit accuses Cummings of failing to consult with Republicans on the panel before issuing the subpoena and says he re
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Lost Pup Finds New Life As Humanitarian Mascot In Refugee Camp





The puppy started following a team that was cleaning up the beach in Bangladesh. And now he's an Instagram star.

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'Homecoming,' From The Bleachers: Members Of Beyoncé's Marching Band Look Back





Beyoncé's historic 2018 Coachella performance has been immortalized thanks to the Netflix film Homecoming. Three members of Beyoncé's Coachella marching band talk about the show's prolonged legacy.

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Meal Kits Have Smaller Carbon Footprint Than Grocery Shopping, Study Says





While it may seem that heaps of plastic from meal kit delivery services make them less environmentally friendly than traditional grocery shopping, a new study suggests that's not necessarily true.

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Reporter Details Neglect And Disaster In The U.S. Navy


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ProPublica journalist T. Christian Miller says outdated equipment and a shortage of sailors contributed to two separate collisions involving Navy destroyers in 2017, in which 17 sailors were killed.

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The amount of money spent, fighting over that land, is unjustifiable. You could have built Atlantis for half the price.
This is not a question of money, it is a question of religion. Abramistic religions, designed to promote the idea of a official unified world government.
This is a German project (a project of the German aristocracy), the Jews are only involuntary executors here, those to whom the German aristocracy want to transfer all the responsibility for their attempt to form a new world government. This project is over 100 years old:
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Supreme Court Will Hear Cases On LGBTQ Discrimination Protections For Employees





The court is poised to decide whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to sexual orientation and gender identity, along with factors such as race, religion, sex and national origin.

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Elizabeth Warren Wants To Erase Most Student Loan Debt





The Senator's higher education proposal for her 2020 presidential run goes farther than just free college.

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Florence + the Machine Sings A Lullaby For 'Game Of Thrones'





Florence Welch adapted "Jenny of Oldstones" from the Game of Thrones books for last night's episode.

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US-Präsident Donald Trump lässt nichts unversucht, um seine Steuerunterlagen geheim zu halten. Seine Anwälte reichten jetzt Klage dagegen ein, dass die Demokraten die Herausgabe der Unterlagen erzwingen wollen. #USA #DonaldTrump #Steuerunterlagen #Klage #US-Repräsentantenhaus


 

Kate Smith's 'God Bless America' Dropped By Two Major Sports Teams





Her rendition of the patriotic song had been a staple for New York Yankees and Philadelphia Flyers games for decades. Critics say that other elements of the singer's career were clearly racist.

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Iran-Sanktionen: USA wollen Irans Ölexporte komplett verhindern - und Abnehmerländer bestrafen #Politik #Ausland #USA


 

Trump's new Cuba crackdown puts US at odds with Canada and Europe


US will allow lawsuits against firms using property nationalised by the revolution, cap remittances and restrict ‘non-family’ travel

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/17/cuba-trump-new-restrictions-canada-europe

#Cuba #Canada #EU #Europe #Venezuela #usa #trade #lawsuits #International Law #Rule of Law #Obama #FidelCastro #Helms Burton Act


 

Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg (D - IN) compares Bernie Sanders supporters to Trumpists

"I think the sense of anger and disaffection that comes from seeing that the numbers are fine, like unemployment's low, like all that, like you said GDP is growing and yet a lot of neighborhoods and families are living like this recovery never even happened. They're stuck," Buttigieg told high school Democrats in Nashua, N.H., on Friday. "It just kind of turns you against the system in general and then you're more likely to want to vote to blow up the system, which could lead you to somebody like Bernie and it could lead you to somebody like Drumpf. That's how we got where we are."
True. Both are populists in their own way, and serve their respective wing in a the populist manner of fighting against the establishment, although Bernie at least never belonged to the establishment he wanted to fight, and only made a lot of money privately via writing a popular book. But that only worked out because he became well-known after running for president twice. I... show more


 

Netanyahu about to go rogue in Jerusalem? All the signs are there


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Flushed with election success and politically tooled-up with Trump’s support, he now has the holy Islamic sites in his sights.

Is Israel lining up its ducks for another dramatic #unilateral action in Jerusalem? The portents are there in the recent Israeli election
campaign, a campaign that returned Benjamin Netanyahu to power with a small but even more nationalist coalition majority.

Emboldened by Donald Trump’s decision in 2017 to recognise Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem, both at the expense of Palestinian claims to a capital in the eastern parts of the city and in #contravention of scores of #UN #resolutions, Netanyahu... show more


 

Supreme Court Takes Cases of People Fired for Being LGBTQ


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U.S. Won't Renew Sanction Exemptions For Countries Buying Iran's Oil


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Japan, China, India, Turkey and South Korea have been benefiting from temporary waivers since President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal last year.

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The Mueller report couldn't be in worse shape, the PDF association claims

It was produced on April 17th on “probably a typical office network copier/printer,” and it uses lossy compression “more appropriate to photographs than to text.” The Justice Department might have gotten a high-quality PDF from Mueller, printed it, and re-scanned it, or Mueller might have delivered a paper report that the department scanned and released

Badly redacted searchable PDFs have occasionally revealed embarrassing secrets. A court filing in a Facebook lawsuit left text selectable under some hastily drawn black bars, and the Proud Boys extremist organization accidentally revealed its leadership with the same technique. Professional redaction software can prevent this, however, and the PDF Association post notes that an untagged and unsearchable PDF could violate the Justice Department’s accessibility rules for people with disabilities.

Since this is the PDF Association, there’s a detailed explanation about why th
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Im Atomstreit mit dem Iran wollen die USA die Erdölexporte der Islamischen Republik offenbar vollständig lahmlegen. Ab dem 2. Mai wird keinem Land mehr erlaubt, iranisches Öl einzuführen, wie das Weiße Haus mitteilte. #Iran #USA #Ölexporte #Sanktionen #Blockade #Atomabkommen #DonaldTrump


 
By Patrick Robert Doyle



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Location: Arizona, USA

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TX, TN, AZ turn towards further voting restrictions after surge in Democratic voters

In Texas, state lawmakers are considering adding criminal penalties for people who improperly fill out voter registration forms. Arizona Republicans are proposing new voting rules that could make it more complicated to cast an early ballot. In Tennessee, GOP lawmakers are considering a bill that would fine groups involved in voter registration drives that submit incomplete forms.
This is many Republicans' exact comprehension of how Democracy works: When the opposite side experiences a surge in votes, restrict their voters' rights to vote, so that they will improbably be capable of filling out a ballot correctly. Then, you are going to see your party winning in the next election. It might be autocratic and highly unconstitutional, but who cares when you're ruling?
Voting groups in the state say they are concerned this effort could result in jail time for people who don't properly fill out their voter registration forms. Currently, providing false
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State of Florida on the verge of rejecting sanctuary cities

The legislation would require local police to honor requests from federal immigration authorities to detain people who are thought to be in the United States illegally. The House version would fine local governments that don’t cooperate with federal requests.

“That’s basically saying that you cannot have local government officials in jurisdictions preventing cooperation between local governments and federal immigration authorities or laws,” he said.

“These bills follow in the famous steps of Texas, Alabama, Tennessee and Arizona,” she said. They “would require the state and local law enforcement to actively assist federal immigrant officials at Florida taxpayer expense in arresting and deporting our neighbors and family members.”
This means that this bill actively propagates the citizens to call out possible illegal immigrants in their country, maybe even those whose green cards might have expires. This pr... show more


 

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton Joins Democratic Race For President





Moulton is the fourth House Democrat to join the 2020 campaign. A critic of party leadership, the Marine Corps veteran also adds to the share of 40-and-under candidates in the race.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Hospitals would be granted less money in case of «Medicare For All»

The prospect of such violent upheaval for existing institutions has begun to stiffen opposition to Medicare for all proposals and to rattle health care stocks. Some officials caution that hospitals providing care should not be penalized in an overhaul.

If they are paid more than Medicare rates, the final price tag for the program could balloon from the already stratospheric estimate of upward of $30 trillion over a decade. Senator Sanders has not said what he thinks his plan will cost, and some proponents of Medicare for all say these plans would cost less than the current system.

“If you’re in a consolidated market, you are a monopolist and are setting the price,” said Mark Miller, a former executive director for the group that advises Congress on Medicare payments. He describes the prices paid by private insurers as “completely unjustified and out of control.”

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Sanctions for interactions with Revolutionary Guards lowered in certain cases

The exceptions to U.S. sanctions would also permit foreign executives who do business in Iran, where the IRGC is a major economic force, as well as humanitarian groups working in regions such as northern Syria, Iraq and Yemen, to do so without fear they will automatically trigger U.S. laws on dealing with a foreign terrorist group.

The State Department’s Near Eastern and South and Central Asian bureaus, wrote a rare joint memo to Pompeo before the designation expressing concerns about its potential impact, but were overruled, two U.S. officials said on condition of anonymity.

Pompeo’s carve-outs appear designed to limit the potential liability for foreign governments, companies and NGOs, while leaving open the possibility that individuals within those groups could be punished for helping the IRGC.
Thus, you have to either belong to an NGO or to a company to interact legally with the Revolutionary Guards. Otherwise, when you... show more


 

Comedian Wins Ukrainian Presidency In Landslide





Other than playing a teacher-turned-president on TV, Volodymyr Zelenskiy has no political experience. He defeated incumbent Petro Poroshenko in a landslide.

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Anti-immigrant leader milita of militia arrested

Hector Balderas, New Mexico’s attorney general, said federal agents had arrested the leader, Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who had been operating under the alias Johnny Horton Jr. Mr Balderas said in a statement that Hopkins was arrested on charges of firearms possession by a felon.

The firearms charge against Hopkins is relati
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L’avenir cauchemardesque de Julian Assange (Consortium News)


Pendant que Julian Assange attend la suite des événements, à savoir la détermination de la peine pour violation de sa liberté sous caution en Angleterre et une demande d’extradition aux États-Unis, il est détenu dans une prison de haute sécurité à Londres, appelée le "Guantanamo Bay du Royaume-Uni"
https://www.legrandsoir.info/l-avenir-cauchemardesque-de-julian-assange-consortium-news.html
#assange #lanceurdalerte #liberté #presse #wikileaks #gb #usa #prison #torture #justice #londres


 

Anti-immigrant leader milita of militia arrested

Hector Balderas, New Mexico’s attorney general, said federal agents had arrested the leader, Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who had been operating under the alias Johnny Horton Jr. Mr Balderas said in a statement that Hopkins was arrested on charges of firearms possession by a felon.

The firearms charge against Hopkins is relatively minor. But it is likely the start of a deeper investigation into his activities and those of the militia, and opens the way for the authorities to bring more serious charges like kidnapping and impersonating a police officer or an employee of the United States.

Political leaders in New Mexico, a state largely controlled by Democrats, responded with fury. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham said that any mistreatment of asylum-seekers on the border was “unacceptable.” The state’s two Democratic senators, Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, said in a statement that the actions of vigilante groups “cannot be tolerated.”
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Seit Tagen wurden drei Kletterer in den kanadischen Rocky Mountains vermisst. Nun wurden ihre Leichen gefunden. Die Alpinisten sind offenbar Opfer eines Lawinenunglücks geworden. Die weltweite Anteilnahme ist groß. #Kananda #Kletterer #Leichen #Lawine #DavidLama #HansjörgAuer #JessRoskelley #Österreich #USA


 

18th Democratic presidential candidate announced run - this time: Seth Moulton (D - MA)

Moulton first came to prominence in 2014 when he unseated long-term incumbent Rep. John Tierney in a Democratic primary and went on to represent the state's 6th Congressional District, a swath of communities north of Boston including Salem, home of the infamous colonial-era witch trials.

"Sixteen years ago today, leaders in Washington sent me and my friends to fight in a war based on lies. It's still going on today," Moulton said in a recent tweet. "It's time for the generation that fought in Iraq to take over for the generation that sent us there."
Yawn...
And when Drumpf claimed to be the target of the "single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history," Moulton responded that "as the Representative of Salem, MA, I can confirm that this is false."
Teehee...
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“This attack was an act of #anti-immigrant #violence,” [Mayor LaToya] #Cantrell continued. “New Orleans is a welcoming city … But there remain serious and dark
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'Game Of Thrones' Season 8, Episode 2: 'Think Back To Where We Started'





On the eve of the biggest battle yet, the series pauses for an episode that delivers old-school Game of Thrones thrills: characters talking in rooms — including a milestone Jaime/Brienne moment.

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Most Teachers Don't Teach Climate Change; 4 In 5 Parents Wish They Did





As students around the globe participate in Earth Day, a new NPR/Ipsos poll finds 55% of teachers don't teach or talk about climate change and 46% of parents haven't discussed it with their kids.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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After Democrats Surged In 2018, Republican-Run States Eye New Curbs On Voting





After high turnout in the 2018 midterms gave Democrats big gains, several Republican-controlled states are considering changing the rules around voting in ways that might reduce future turnout.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Scientists Dig Into Hard Questions About The Fluorinated Pollutants Known As PFAS





PFAS are a family of chemicals accumulating in the soil, rivers, drinking water and the human body. How much exposure to these substances in clothes, firefighting foam and food wrap is too much?

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Beyond Annoying: How To Identify The Sounds of A Troublesome Snore





Most snoring is harmless, aside from the misery it might cause your bed mate. In some cases though, it's a sign of sleep apnea, a serious condition. Here's how to know the difference.

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Wolodymyr Selenskyj gewinnt die Stichwahl um das Präsidentenamt in der Ukraine. Staatschefs weltweit gratulieren dem Politneuling. Russland freut sich vor allem über die Abwahl des alten Amtsinhabers. #Ukraine #WolodymyrSelenskyj #Petro #Poroschenko #Frankreich #EmmanuelMacron #Russland #EU #NATO #USA #DonaldTrump #DmitriMedwedew


 

Inside The Mueller Report, This Man Found A Photo Of His Dad Being Used By Russians


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Coal miner Lee Hipshire was photographed in 1976 emerging from a mine after a long day's work. Years after his father's death, his son found out the photo was used by Russian trolls to support Trump.

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“This attack was an act of #anti-immigrant #violence,” [Mayor LaToya] #Cantrell continued. “New Orleans is a welcoming city … But there remain serious and dark chapters to our shared story that remain untold and unaccounted for."
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-orleans-apologizes-1891-lynching-italian-americans-180971959/
#neworleans #italians #lynching #... show more