• 2 scoops of the same flavour at Ben & Jerry’s banned in Australia until there’s marriage equality
  • It Doesn’t Sound Like Senate Republicans Are Anywhere Close To A Deal On Obamacare Repeal
  • UK raises terror threat: Are more attacks expected?
  • The Pope and President Trump: A tale in 10 tweets
  • Here’s What’s Leaving And Arriving On Netflix In June

2 scoops of the same flavour at Ben & Jerry’s banned in Australia until there’s marriage equality

Two scoops of the same flavour at Ben and Jerry's in Australia? Not until marriage equality is legal.Image: Oliver Rudkin/REX/Shutterstock The battle to make marriage equality legal in Australia has been a protracted and frequently ugly process, inhibited by the government. So Ben & Jerry’s is trying to speed up the case for legalisation by banning two scoops of the same flavour at their 26 stores across Australia. SEE ALSO:…

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It Doesn’t Sound Like Senate Republicans Are Anywhere Close To A Deal On Obamacare Repeal

WASHINGTON It took the House months of infighting and a failed first attempt to ultimately pass a bill torepeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. More than two weeks later, Senate Republicans are nowhere near reaching an agreement on a bill of their own. As scandal after scandal piled up for the Trump administration last week, Republicans were given some cover. Rather than being flooded with questions as they exited…

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The Pope and President Trump: A tale in 10 tweets

(CNN)Donald Trump and Pope Francis are not the first president and pontiff to tweet. But they are the first to use the social media platform so prolifically, and pointedly. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsRebrandpress 2.0 – Local Marketing Bootcamp Rebrandpress 2.0 – Local Marketing BootcampIntelliPlayer Email Pro by Bill Guthrie (Quarterly) Vinci3D Template Club Personal – GP New templates are delivered directly inside Vinci3D app monthly.Viral Kickstart…

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Here’s What’s Leaving And Arriving On Netflix In June

Netflix isnt trying to troll you. OK, yeah, its adding Trolls, but for June the streaming service is promising a Ladies Night lineup. What the heck is a Ladies Night lineup? We were wondering that, too. According to Netflix, it includes a new season of Orange Is the New Black, movies such as Trolls and 13 Going on 30, and new originals like GLOW and Free Rein. Alas, Ladies Night…

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Manchester attack: Soldiers on streets as UK threat level highest in 10 years

Manchester, England (CNN)Armed soldiers will be deployed to key sites around the United Kingdom as the country moved to its highest alert level for the first time in a decade following Monday’s attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. Who is attacker? Girl, 8, among victims City defiant after attack Mom’s worst fears confirmed Ariana Grande suspends tour Homeless hero helps victims Analysis: More attacks expected? More From this…

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The story everyone’s sharing about Roger Moore

(CNN)It’s the touching tale being shared across social media following Roger Moore’s death. Londoner Marc Hayes recalled a story about the actor, who was best known for his portrayal of James Bond in the ’70s and ’80s, on Facebook. The post is a poignant reminder of why we idolize television and movie stars. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsScopeLeads Sales Training ScopeLeads Sales TrainingFanGrower 1 Fanpage FI monthly…

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Assaults between care home residents reported daily – BBC News

“They found my father on the floor in a very distressed state, bleeding from head wounds,” she said. “It appeared that he’d been kicked in the head and the chap was wearing steel toe cap boots which nobody was aware of. He was very, very bruised, very incoherent, semi-conscious really. Bruising around the ears, around the head, on the hands. He looked a mess.” Allan, who was 86 and had…

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Trump’s Budget Takes From Safety Net, Gives To Military

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump wants Congress to cut food stamps and other anti-poverty programs in order to pay for more military spending and a border wall, according to a budget proposal the White House will formally unveil on Tuesday. Trumps budget for fiscal 2018, a summary of which the administration released late Monday, would plow the savings from welfare cuts into higher military spending and deficit reduction. It also adds…

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#RoomForManchester Hashtag Helps Shelter Stranded Concert-Goers

Using the hashtag #RoomForManchester on Twitter, locals alerted anyone struggling to get home to spare beds, couches and floor space. Even those who werent able to host guests shared the hashtag, including Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham, helping it trend on Twitter. The explosion, which killed at least 19 people and injured about 50, at Manchester Arena, closed off parts of the city and disrupted transportation, leaving many seeking refuge for…

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Stop Using Free Speech As An Excuse To Be Awful

Undeterred by the silent protest, Pence continued his speech, saying to the graduates: While this institution has maintained an atmosphere of civility and open debate, far too many campuses across America have become characterized by speech codes, safe spaces, tone policing, administration-sanctioned political correctness all of which amounts to the suppression of free speech. None of them, however, have actually had their speech curtailed. They have never been thrown in…

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Trump’s budget, with substantial and symbolic cuts, could be politically tricky for Republicans

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget will propose substantial cuts to anti-poverty and social safety net programs when it is released on Tuesday, offering Americans a substantially different view on government as the President tries to make good on promises he made during the 2016 campaign. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSmart Ads Builder OTO2 Smart Ads Builder is the Biggest Loophole to Get Buyer Traffic and Ready-to-Spend…

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Manchester Arena attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe moment of the explosion Twenty-two people, including children, have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide attack at Manchester Arena. The blast happened at 22:35 BST on Monday at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande. Greater Manchester Police said the lone male attacker, who died in the blast, was carrying an improvised explosive device which he…

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Government review to order zero-hours contracts overhaul – BBC News

In its submission to the Taylor review, the CBI also said that all employees should have their terms and conditions set out in a written statement. The new “right to request” fixed hours could be used by some of the 900,000 people on zero-hours contracts, a number that has risen from 143,000 in 2008. The contracts have been attacked for allowing some firms to keep people in insecure work, depress…

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Locked out of China, South Korea’s K-pop stars are heading to the US

(CNN)China’s loss is America’s gain. “China is South Korea’s biggest trading partner and many Chinese are big fans of Korean pop culture,” said Ellen Kong, CEO of Elf Asia, a Hong Kong promotion company specializing in K-pop. “But the impact of THAAD has been substantial,” she added, referencing China’s staunch opposition to the US backed missile shield now housed in South Korea. “It’s meant China is no longer a viable…

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General election 2017: New warning over social care plans – BBC News

The Conservatives’ plan would extend this right to those receiving care in their own homes, who would have to pay until they were down to their last 100,000. BBC Election Live: Rolling text and video updates Reality check: Who could social care changes affect? Tory opposition to social care plans But Sir Steve, who is now policy director for pensions specialist Royal London, said Freedom of Information responses showed a…

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Parties ‘were close to Brexit agreement’, says Foster – BBC News

The Labour leader said “all bombing is wrong”, as he was repeatedly asked to condemn the IRA alone for its role in the Troubles. Mrs Foster denounced those comments as “beyond the political pale”. Snap election The talks aimed at restoring the power-sharing executive were put on hold on 27 April until the general election is over. Secretary of State James Brokenshire extended the talks deadline until 29 June. At…

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Roger Stone On Trump’s Saudi Award: ‘Makes Me Want To Puke’

Stone, like many other conservative Trump backers, believes the president may be softening his hardline stand against Islamic terrorism. Candidly, this makes me want to puke, Stone tweeted. Trump was among conservatives whoblasted Barack Obama for appearing to bow to then-Saudi King Abdullah during a visit to the country. Stone also said that Trump should have demanded that the Saudis pay for the 9/11 attack on the United States.Fifteen of…

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Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

(CNN)Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump arrives in Israel Monday in search of what he has called “the ultimate deal”. But like so many US presidents who have believed it their duty to bring peace to the region, Trump will face a series of challenges, which have grown increasingly insurmountable. Seven years on since Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last held talks, the same issues remain — disagreements over…

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Bigger than Bieber? K-pop group BTS beats US stars to win Billboard Music Award

(CNN)The name BTS may not be familiar to the majority of Americans, but that didn’t stop the South Korean boy band from making history Sunday night, when they became the first K-pop group to clinch a Billboard Music Award. “We still cannot believe that we’re standing here on this stage at the Billboard Music Awards,” said BTS member Kim Nam-joon, known to fans as “Rap Monster,” onstage. “It is so…

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Trump budget: $800 billion in Medicaid cuts

(CNN)Donald Trump’s budget that is expected to be unveiled on Tuesday will include $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid — a move that underscores the President’s resolve to significantly downsize the federal program even as Republican lawmakers are clashing over the issue in Congress. The $800 billion reduction, confirmed to CNN Sunday evening by a senior administration official, assumes that the GOP health care bill that the House passed earlier…

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This radical video by Shonda Rhimes and Dove is what unapologetic body positivity is all about

Fat girls dance. That three word statement may seem simple and declarative. Yet, the assertion that fat girls do dance challenges a ton of assumptions and stigma around what plus-size people can and can’t do. Cathleen Meredith, a self-proclaimed “fat girl,” knows the importance of dancing while people are watching. Meredith is the subject of the first video in an anticipated partnership between acclaimed producer Shonda Rhimes and Dove, called…

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Tips for dealing with a toddler and also Donald Trump

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Donald Trump is a man whose behavior follows the whim of his impulses and tantrums, much like a toddler, and the world is scrambling to accommodate it. Officials in the White House and from governments around the globe have tailored aspects of governance to the new president to fit his notoriously short attention span and…

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The struggles of war babies fathered by black GIs – BBC News

Image copyright Weymouth Reference Library Image caption GIs at work in Weymouth harbour Seventy-two-year-old John Stockley, another child of an African-American GI stationed further down the Dorset coast in Weymouth, does remember the racial abuse in striking detail. John was called names to such an extent that at the age of seven he decided he would try to turn his skin pale to be like his classmates. “I worked out…

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Could you last a whole gig without using your phone? – BBC News

But many concertgoers find the practice irrating, and now some performers are starting to object too. “No mobile phones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at Chris Rock’s Total Blackout Tour,” read a message posted on ticketing websites when the comedian’s new UK dates went on sale this month. Image copyright Yondr Image caption Audience members keep the locked pouches with them throughout the evening Rock’s use of Yondr…

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