Politico
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That 10-year-old agenda also included lowering the interest rate on student loans and allowing the government to negotiate drug prices under Medicare. Pelosi endorsed a $15 minimum wage in 2015, aligning with Bernie Sanders on an issue that became a foundation of the Vermont independent senator's unsuccessful bid for last year's Democratic presidential nomination. The broad Democratic support for Thursday's minimum wage hike illustrates the extent of Sanders' influence on the agenda of the party whose leadership he has joined -- without formally becoming a Democrat. The minimum wage hike also has drawn early fire from conservatives who want to use Sanders' rising influence as a weapon against a Democratic party moving to the left as it pushes back hard against Trump. This is a significant moment since it confirms that the Democrat Party is now in the hands of extreme liberals that have more in common with European Socialism than the free enterprise principles that have guided America for generations, Jeremy Adler, spokesman for the conservative group America Rising, said in a statement.
The Iran Project
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Washington Free Beacon
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) recoiled at a question Thursday about President Trump's first overseas trip, suggesting she was being baited into criticizing him and then going on a tangent wondering why Trump chose to visit Saudi Arabia first. The reporter asked for her "impressions" of Trump's visit, which has also included stops in Israel, the West Bank, Italy and Belgium, and whether she thought it had been "successful." Pelosi appeared bothered by the query, saying she would not criticize Trump while he was abroad. "Here's the thing," she said. "I was in four countries, five countries during the break, and during that time, if anybody said anything to me ... they would bring up President Trump ... I said, you know what? That's not why we're here ... We don't go overseas and criticize our president, so if that's what you came to this meeting to do, that's not what we are here to do.
Futurity
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Age was not the only factor to influence PTSD symptoms. In the study, girls were more likely to have higher rates of PTSD symptoms following disasters. Weems says this highlights the importance of interventions to promote competence and well-being among girls. No pros needed for children's talk therapy? Researchers analyzed data from youth in five parishes or counties in the Gulf Region directly affected by Hurricanes Katrina, Gustav, and the oil spill. More than 3,300 youth55 percent girls—between the ages of 8 and 18 were included in the study. Researchers had access to youth screenings and data collected prior to and after all three disasters. Perceptions of competence and well-being were assessed through questions about the participants' relationships with their parents and friends, their ability to solve problems or respond in emergencies and control actions, as well as how they feel about life.
Politico
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Trump interviewed Lieberman for the position last week as part of a confusing process that included interviews with other individuals at the Justice Department, almost none of whom were among the group Trump met. White House aides indicated last week that Lieberman was the leading contender for the FBI slot, in part because he was expected to have bipartisan appeal. However, a number of Democratic senators said they would oppose Lieberman because the FBI post has never been given to a politician. Some also questioned his experience with law enforcement and noted that, at 75, he would be taking on a job that comes with a 10-year term. “Just being thought of for this position was a great honor because of my enormous respect for the men and women of the FBI and the critical and courageous work they do in protecting the American people from criminals and terrorists, and upholding our finest values,” Lieberman wrote.
Hackaday
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Dammit Jim, I'm a hacker, not a musician!, to paraphrase Scotty from the original Star Trek series. Well, some of us are also musicians, some, like me, are also hack-musicians, and some wouldn't know a whole note from a treble clef. But every now and then the music you want is in the form of sheet music and you need to convert that to something your hack can play. If you're lucky, you can find software that will read the sheet music for you and spit out a MIDI or WAV file. Or, as with my hand-cranked music player, you may have to read just enough of the music yourself to convert musical notes to frequencies for something like a 555 timer chip. We'll dive into both cases here. If you can't read music then you should still be able to get the gist of what we're saying. But in case you get confused, we've included a very quick introduction near the end of this article.
Radar Online
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. . Their nefarious moves included illegally adding pornographic scenes with a body double resembling Amber Heard and a striptease scene with the same body doubledeceitful moves expressly barred by her contract, Heard's legal team argued, adding, No respectable actor would promote this piece of garbage. Depp's rep soon stepped into the equation, releasing the following statement: The dispute between the producers and Amber Heard has nothing to do with Johnny Depp. We are informed that the producers have also been sued by the director and another producer. The statements about Johnny are ridiculous. We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for RadarOnline.com? Email us at tips@radaronline.com, or call us at (866) ON-RADAR (667-2327) any time, day or night .
TechCrunch
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Uber and Lyft had paused their operations in Austin, TX back in 2016, because local regulators imposed rules that both argued were overly taxing to running their businesses. The rules included requiring fingerprint-based background checks for drivers, as well as barring pick-ups and drop-offs in lanes on certain roads within the city. Both Uber and Lyft will resume operations because Texas Read More
KyivPost
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In some cases, the Prosecutor General’s Office even included court rulings that allowed students to get their scholarships, which would be a loss, not a gain, for the budget. Some of the rulings used as proof for the Hr 10 billion estimate have been already canceled, others were passed long before Lutsenko’s tenure, and a lot of them are being appealed against, Shalaisky said. The post Court releases former tax officials arrested in Klymenko case appeared first on KyivPost .
Washington Free Beacon
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) recoiled at a question Thursday about President Trump's first overseas trip, suggesting she was being baited into criticizing him and then going on a tangent wondering why Trump chose to visit Saudi Arabia first. The reporter asked for her "impressions" of Trump's visit, which has also included stops in Israel, the West Bank, Italy and Belgium, and whether she thought it had been "successful." Pelosi appeared bothered by the query, saying she would not criticize Trump while he was abroad. "Here's the thing," she said. "I was in four countries, five countries during the break, and during that time, if anybody said anything to me ... they would bring up President Trump ... I said, you know what? That's not why we're here ... We don't go overseas and criticize our president, so if that's what you came to this meeting to do, that's not what we are here to do.
BBC News 24
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qualifier against Serbia. 16-year-old Ethan has been included in the squad, he is one of seven uncapped players, he made his debut last August. Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale missed the game through suspension,.
Leicester Mercury
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Bacon and banana probably aren't be the first flavours that spring to mind when you think of your perfect pint.But Leicester bottleshop Brewklopedia have got their hands on a 'Smokey Bacon and Banana' flavoured beer.The late Elvis Presley's favourite sandwich included bacon and banana - so perhaps that's where the idea came from.So how do you get such a unique taste in a bottle of beer?The beer was created by Mad Hatter Brewing Company in Liverpool, using by-products of ale fermentation - as...
PerezHilton
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A little exhausted there, POTUS? Donald Trump 's overbearing handshake used to be his display of dominance on unsuspecting world leaders. But after being out-gripped by Justin Trudeau 's Maple tree strength and swatted away by Melania Trump 's viper-like reflexes , it looks like Donny might be losing his grasp on things. This was clear on Thursday morning, when Trump's meeting with the newly-elected French president Emmanuel Macron included a particularly emasculating handshake. Related: Donald Finally Got His Hand-Holding Pic With Melania A pool report from the Brussels meeting stated the two leaders shook hands "with considerable intensity, their knuckles turning white and their jaws clenching and faces tightening." In the video, you can see Trump growing more uncomfortable as he tries to break from the hand-some Frenchman's hold -- causing POTUS's hand to become quite flaccid right before they let go.
BBC News 24
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world's top oil producers, we saw an agreement reached for a nine-month extension to the November 2016 cuts that were agreed previously. Major Opec members, including Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran and Nigeria were also included by non-Opec.
BBC News 24
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22 people who died's families. Wales manager Chris Coleman has dismissed speculation linking him with the vacant manager 's job at Crystal Palace. 16-year-old Ethan and that it has been included in the Welsh squad in the training squad
BBC Radio Scotland
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I was spirits Gary Hills there a massive Star Wars fan since the original movie came out 40 years ago to this day prayer for 25 no let's go latest sport news Jr live stream watch Glee and there's no place for record goalscorer Wayne Rooney and England squad for next month's World Cup qualifier against Scotland it's teenage Manchester United team-mate Marcus rashford or has been included or information now for my Radio 5 Live commentator Ian Dennis Wayne Rooney's in a game of generate the headlines but the inclusion of his Manchester United team-mate Marcus rashford should generate the debates regarding the future of the England team as a result rashford will now not be going to Poland for the Under 21 European Championships despite Aidy Boothroyd eager to take his strongest sized and the F18 for the player to get more tournament experience Wayne Rooney will have to sort out his club future.
Voice Of America
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Toni Morrison praised the power of literature and the “community” of writers. James Patterson told some jokes, and even sang. Both received Distinguished Service Awards Wednesday night at the 25th annual Authors Guild dinner gala, held in Manhattan. The Guild, which represents thousands of published writers, also gave a service award to the heads of the self-publishing platform IngramSpark. The 86-year-old Morrison, who won the Nobel literature prize in 1993, was cited by longtime editor Robert Gottlieb for literary achievements in such novels as “Beloved” and “Song of Solomon,” and for her contributions as an editor and educator. “We’re all here together,” Morrison reminded the audience, which included such fellow authors as Erica Jong and Walter Mosley. “We are a necessary community.” Morrison warned of the dangers of “ignorance,” and called for language to be given its rightful place as a force of “power” and “eloquence,” rendered “one book at a time.
The Sun Daily - Sport
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Thursday's squad announcement saw Southgate opt for the likes of Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford and Jermain Defoe instead of Rooney in attack. The 19-year-old Rashford, who started for United against Ajax, has inherited the mantle of "teen sensation" that used to belong to Rooney and his inclusion in the senior squad means he will not feature for the England Under-21s in this year's age-group European Championships. Kane's call-up is the first time the Premier League's golden boot winner has been included in one of Southgate's England squads, with the Tottenham Hotspur striker having missed all six of the manager's previous matches in charge through injury. Kane's club colleague Kieran Trippier has received a first England call-up after impressing for the Premier League runners-up, with Middlesbrough's Ben Gibson and West Ham United's Aaron Cresswell also included in a 25-man squad.
Politico
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The U.S. lawmakers, led by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), wrote in a letter dated Tuesday that Erdogan’s security had “engaged in a brutal, unprovoked, and inexcusable attack against protestors” and labeled their actionswholly unacceptable.” “It is clear to us that both the Turkish government and its representative in the U.S., Ambassador Serdar Kılıç, bear responsibility for the unjustifiable actions of the Turkish security personnel,” said the letter, a copy of which was provided to POLITICO. The letter’s other signatories included Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii). In a statement issued in the hours after the clash, the State Department said it was “communicating our concern to the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms” and added that “violence is never an appropriate response to free speech.
Washington Free Beacon
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Techradar
3 hours
If the alternative is that the BFI Player Plus service is resigned to an early grave, Im happy to put more money into the Amazon machine. * Well, almost all . Ive noticed a few discrepancies between the BFI Player Plus standalone catalogue, and that which is offered through Amazon. Regardless, the selection on offer is still strong but youd expect identically named, identically priced services to offer identical content. According to a BFI customer service representative I spoke to earlier, this is to be expected. They said: The Amazon service is provided by them directly, as such they control the content that is included. So although the content is sourced from the BFI Player Plus, not all of the content is included. However, an Amazon spokesperson said that both catalogues should be like for like, so the differences may still be early days teething issues.
Bleacher Report
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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman reportedly believes the team "should have won multiple Super Bowls by now" and has told friends he places the blame for the lack of championships on quarterback Russell Wilson and head coach Pete Carroll . Seth Wickersham of ESPN.com passed along details about the unique, and sometimes tense, relationship between Sherman and the other faces of the franchise. They included an encounter during a 2014 practice when he told Wilson, "You f---ing suck!" after an interception. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app . Get the app and get the game.
Western Morning News
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Devon County Council have said that they have 'no imminent plans' to resubmit a planning application to build a new park and ride scheme on the edge of Exeter. Last spring, residents of Ide voted 4-1 against the £6m park and ride scheme in a historic referendum after Devon County Council had proposed creating 566 parking spaces on the site to reduce the traffic levels along one of the main arterial routes into the city along Alphington Road. Concerns raised by some villagers included...
The Sun Daily
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CAIRO: Egypt has banned 21 websites, including the main website of Qatar-based Al Jazeera television, for "supporting terrorism", state news agency MENA and security sources said on Wednesday. Reuters tried to access five websites named by local Egyptian newspapers and broadcasters, including the Al Jazeera website, and found them all inaccessible. There was no immediate official comment available. An official from the National Telecom Regulatory Authority could not confirm or deny the news, but said: "So what if it is true? It should not be a problem." MENA cited a senior security source as saying the websites, which also included some Egypt-focused websites hosted abroad such as Masr Al Arabiya that the government says are financed by Qatar, were blocked because they supported terrorism. "A senior security source said 21 websites have been blocked inside Egypt for having content that supports terrorism and extremism as well (as) publishing lies," MENA said.