• London’s inner city riding school – BBC News
  • Horror Film About Racism Earns Coveted 100 Percent On Rotten Tomatoes
  • Leading Nurses Association Takes Official Stance Against Death Penalty
  • Elon Musk Digs In His Heels In Tesla Feud With United Auto Workers
  • German Environment Minister Bans Meat At Official Functions

London’s inner city riding school – BBC News

Walking behind the tall, concrete tower blocks of Brixton’s Loughborough Estate there’s an unlikely sight. Against a backdrop of railway arches, young people trot around the floodlit manege of the Ebony Horse Club, an organisation founded in 2006 to teach equestrian skills to local children. Image copyright Sophie Wedgwood The organisation intends to be a safe haven away from these problems, mentoring children through a mix of sessions with youth…

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Horror Film About Racism Earns Coveted 100 Percent On Rotten Tomatoes

The actorJordan Peele is best known for his comedy, or his impression of former President Barack Obama. That may change this weekend, based on early reviews of his inaugural film a fusion of comedy and horror set to debut in the U.S. on Friday. That means that all reviews for the film on the site so far 40,as of Wednesday evening are positive. To put that into perspective, only four…

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Leading Nurses Association Takes Official Stance Against Death Penalty

The American Nurses Association has taken an official position opposing the death penaltyfor the first time in its organizations history. The American Nurses Association (ANA) opposes both capital punishment and nurse participation in capital punishment, the statement reads. Participation in executions, either directly or indirectly, is viewed as contrary to the fundamental goals and ethical traditions of the nursing profession. Other medical professional organizations like the American Medical Association, EMT…

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Elon Musk Digs In His Heels In Tesla Feud With United Auto Workers

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Wednesday brushed off efforts by workers at his California factory to unionize, insisting that joining the United Automobile Workers would yield no benefits. There are really only disadvantages for someone to want the UAW here, Musk said during a call discussing Teslas earnings with analysts and investors. The billionaire repeatedthis month that an employee who wrote scathing about conditions at the company actually worked for…

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German Environment Minister Bans Meat At Official Functions

Animal agriculture is aleading cause of climate change and environmental degradation, which is why a German ministry says its taking a stand for vegetarianism in a new and controversial ban. We want to set a good example for climate protection, because vegetarian food is more climate-friendly than meat and fish, the ministry said in a statement this week, according to The Daily Telegraph. The ban reportedly took effect at the…

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Trump’s ‘Us vs. Them’ Politics Raises Warning Of Global Fallout

The humanitarian consequences of President Donald Trumps poisonous rhetoric will be felt far beyond U.S.borders, Amnesty International warned Tuesday. Trumps hateful rhetoric exemplifies a global trend towards angrier and more divisive politics, the report said. Other prominent watchdogs, includingHuman Rights Watch, have labeled Trump and other self-proclaimed anti-establishmentleaders as international threats to human rights. Beyond thedirect effect on residents of the targeted nations, Akwei warned, the ban and wall set…

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Keith Ellison Supporters Warn Of Fallout If He Loses DNC Chair Race

WASHINGTON Days after the November election, the progressive wing of the Democratic Party was ascendant. There was no greater sign of its rising stature than the momentum Rep. Keith Ellisonof Minnesota was enjoying in his race to chair the Democratic National Committee. But in December, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez jumped into the DNC race. Now, Ellison and Perez are neck-and-neck, with the election days away. The DNCs 447 voting…

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Is a “deep state” subverting the presidency?

(CNN)Let’s start with what we can all agree on: Leaking is serious and illegal, and leaking classified information can endanger national security. All leaks must therefore be thoroughly investigated. Even former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper acknowledged as much in his Feb. 16 statement. But people diverge over the role the intelligence community has played in recent leaks. Take, for example, the ouster of Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s…

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Judge blocks Texas from defunding Planned Parenthood

(CNN)Texas authorities who accused Planned Parenthood of selling fetal body parts cannot withhold Medicaid money from the medical provider, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Judge Sam Sparks issued an injunction in favor of Planned Parenthood, ruling its lawyers had shown it would likely prevail in its lawsuit against officials in the state’s Heath and Human Services Department. In December, Texas cut off Medicaid funds to some Planned Parenthood groups. Sparks…

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FEC member: I have the right to demand Trump prove voter fraud claims

Washington (CNN)A member of the Federal Election Commission was defiant Tuesday after a nonprofit group said her request that President Donald Trump provide proof of voter fraud merited an investigation into whether her comments were inappropriate. Ellen Weintraub’s remarks were in response to a letter sent from the Cause of Action Institute to Lynne A. McFarland, the FEC inspector general, about a statement Weintraub made earlier in February. Weintraub called…

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How Uber got the message

(CNN)An innocent mistake. That’s what management of Uber Technologies Inc. reportedly told engineer Susan J. Fowler when she complained in 2015 that her manager was sexually harassing her. When women assume the risk of going public, it can lead to policy changes. Twenty years ago, a group of female brokers and sales assistants in the Garden City, New York, branch of Smith Barney sued that firm in a sexual harassment…

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Sutton goalkeeper’s midgame pie sparks gambling probe

(CNN)It started as a hilarious highlight to an otherwise lackluster soccer match: Sutton United’s “roly-poly goalie” Wayne Shaw caught snacking on a pie during the second half of the club’s FA Cup match against Arsenal. But what began as a lark has ended with gambling investigations and the reported resignation of the much-loved reserve goalkeeper. You see, Sun Bets — which controversially replaced Sutton’s normal sponsor just for the Arsenal…

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A Sad Timeline Of Donald Trump’s First Month In Office Complete With GIFs Of Bachelor Contestants Crying!

We know, it feels like We thought a timeline of Drumpf’s first month in office would be a little hard to swallow all at once, so we paired it with the most appropriate spoonful of sugar we could think of. For our first reality TV star President, we paired his accomplishments travesties with GIFs of The Bachelor contestants crying! Get the rundown (below): Note: If you really want to get…

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Rob Kardashian Shares ‘Favorite Pic’ With Daughter Dream Just Days After News Of His Latest Split From Blac Chyna

Rob Kardashian wants you to know that he is keeping his baby girl Dream Kardashian a top priority! At least on Instagram, anyway! Amid reports of the KUWTK star’s latest split from Blac Chyna, the 29-year-old took to social media to share his “favorite pic” of him holding the former couple’s three-month-old daughter.

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Selena Gomez Paid for The Weeknds Dave & Busters Birthday Party Because #Feminism

The Weeknd turns 27 today, so last weekend he celebrated as any functioning adult would: a huge surprise party at Dave & Busters in Hollywood. Yeah, that happened. The same guy who sings about codeine and people being tied up spent his birthday eating shitty chicken fingers and trying to win enough tickets to buy a blender. In attendance were The Weeknds rapper friends Big Sean and 2 Chainz, who…

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Hospital cuts planned in most of England – BBC News

It warned GPs, district nursing and council care services were already “feeling the strain” and could not currently cope with an increase in workload. And the King’s Fund said further reductions in the number of hospital beds could de-stabilise services that were already “stretched to their limits” following the difficult winter. Need help finding out which region you are in? See the map at the foot of the page. In…

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Teacher shortage getting worse, say MPs – BBC News

But, he said, the department had spent 1.3bn on a recruitment campaign. The report from the cross-party committee, though, says recruitment targets for teaching had been consistently missed and the teacher shortage is getting worse. It warns that this causes particular problems in some shortage subjects in secondary school, including physics, maths and computing. Initiative overload But the MPs say that there is no clear long-term plan to address this…

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Lewandowski: If Manafort was contacting Russians, Trump didn’t know

Washington (CNN)If Donald Trump’s campaign aides like Paul Manafort were contacting Russian officials during the campaign, then the President had nothing to do with it, claims former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. “If anybody crossed a line and gave information to a foreign agent or foreign government or foreign intelligence official, whether that’s Paul Manafort or it’s Rick Gates or anybody else, I hope they’re held accountable,” Lewandowski told David…

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Contractor Notices Owl On Ground Of Construction Site, Immediately Knows Hes Sick

While working on a construction site in Phoenix, Arizona, a contractor spotted one of the most beautiful birds of prey acting strangely. The great horned owl appeared to have been accidentally poisoned as it rested on the ground rather than soaring in the air. Luckily, just like the folks who acted fast when they discovered an abandoned group of baby hummingbirds, contractor Michael Keith knew exactly what to do when…

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Council tax to rise while services cut, says LGA – BBC News

Nearly every local authority in England is planning to raise council taxes this year but council leaders are warning services still face “deep cuts”. The Local Government Association says funding care for increasing numbers of elderly people is forcing up bills. It says many councils are planning tax increases of up to 4.99% but that cuts to libraries, bin collections and other services will still be needed. The government insists…

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Donald Trump: MPs debate president’s state visit to UK – BBC News

What is a state visit? The politics behind the pomp Controversial state visits The debate at Westminster Hall on Monday evening will be opened by petitions committee member MP Paul Flynn, with a response by Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan for the government. The petitions were titled Prevent Donald Trump from making a State Visit to the United Kingdom (1.85 million signatures) and Donald Trump should make a State Visit…

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We’re A Nation At War, But Will It Ever End?

Last week, Army General Raymond Tony Thomas, head of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), expressed his dismay about the Trump administration. Our government continues to be in unbelievable turmoil, Thomas opined. I hope they sort it out soon because were a nation at war. It doesnt feel like a war not in the U.S.A., at least. Congress has made no formal declaration of war. Few Americans are sacrificing (of course,…

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Hundreds Rally To Defend Science In Boston Protest

Hundreds gathered in Boston on Sunday to speak out in defense of research and against what they view as the Trump administrations war on evidence-based science. ClimateTruth.org;the mobile, pop-up Natural History Museum; the Union of Concerned Scientists; and several other groups. This is about freedom of inquiry, NHM director Beka Economopoulos told the crowd, The Boston Globe reported. From the muzzling of scientists and government agencies, to the immigration ban,…

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New Yorkers rally to say ‘Today I am a Muslim, too’

(CNN)New Yorkers by the thousand, representing myriad backgrounds and faiths, converged on Times Square on Sunday, heeding a music mogul’s calls to let Muslims know their fellow Americans stood by them. The demonstrators — many of them hoisting placards featuring a woman in an American flag hijab with the caption “we the people are greater than fear” — gathered at one of the world’s most famous public places to denounce…

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MashTalk: Are ‘Right-to-Repair’ laws complete bullsh*t or not?

Image: mashable composite Welcome back to another week of MashTalk. On this week’s podcast, the Mashable tech team discusses Apple’s resistance of so-called “Right-to-Repair” laws, Facebook’s new manifesto, and the return of “unlimited” data plans in the U.S. As always, MashTalk is hosted by our Tech Editor Pete Pachal along with Chief Correspondent Lance Ulanoff and Senior Tech Correspondent Raymond Wong. We also have special guest, Deputy Tech Editor Damon…

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