Collective Evolution
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Likewise, you may have heard stories of human beings being able to instinctively tell they're in danger and avoid their deaths as a result of their intuition. This begs the question: Can animals, or even humans for that matter, instinctively tell when they're next in line to die? Given the number of reported instances of animals escaping their premeditated slaughter, whether these beings are conscious of it or not, there's clearly something more going on here. Whether you eat meat or not, whenever you see an animal darting through the streets or fields, running away from their captors, you're likely rooting for them. You're cheering on that animal because you know it's fate, it was destined to die prior to its escape; but, does the animal know that too? These videos may have you pondering this very question. For example, a cow escaped just over a year ago from a slaughterhouse in Queens, New York .
Politico
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It was pitch-perfect political theater, the kind that politicians pay public relations firms millions of dollars to orchestrate: Preet Bharara, defying an order by the President of the United States, all but daring Trump to fire him. Even better, the whole thing was wrapped in confusion, playing out in conflicting reports that dropped late at night over the course of several days. And it ended when Bharara took to Twitter, Trump’s favorite medium, to grab control of the narrative. “I did not resign,” he wrote. “Moments ago I was fired.” “It was unbelievable how he played that,” said longtime political operative in New York and friend of Bharara’s said once it was over. “You couldnt help but watch and think, ‘My god is he good at this.’” And suddenly the question that has been whispered about in New York political circles for years was everywhere: What’s next for Preet? A hard-charging US attorney beloved by the press and political reformers in both parties, Bharara has been rumored as a potential New York governor, or a mayor.
Politico
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Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, questioned on Wednesday whether the panel’s Republican chairman, Devin Nunes, is acting as a “surrogate of the White House.” Earlier on Wednesday, in what was apparently a surprise to his fellow committee members, Nunes held a news conference and then briefed President Donald Trump on what he said was evidence that members of Trump’s transition team, possibly including Trump himself, were under U.S. government surveillance following November’s presidential election. At his own news conference later that afternoon, Schiff sharply criticized Nunes, given that his committee is in the middle of an active investigation that includes the question of whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia’s suspected attempts to meddle in last year’s election. “The chairman will need to decide whether he is the chairman of an independent investigation into conduct which includes allegations of potential coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russians, or he is going to act as a surrogate of the White House, because he cannot do both,” Schiff told reporters.
TIME - Top Stories
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You said earlier theres no Democratic judges, there are no Republican judges, Franken said. If thats the case, what was Merrick Garland about? Thats what it was about. You clearly understand that our political system has a great impact on the courts, Sen. Mazie Hirono echoed later. If not, we could have Judge Garland before us, not you. Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin criticized Republicans for the softball questions they've been lobbing at Gorsuch and not thoroughly vetting a nominee by a president of their own party. My Republican colleagues assumed the elemental courtroom strategy of never asking a question that will hurt their witness and made every effort to humanize you so we know your love of fly fishing and rodeos and family, Durbin said. So the Democrats on the committee have asked you for answers to hard questions and tried to peel back your professional and carefully-guarded persona so that we might understand whether theres any chance theres a beating heart or an independent streak in Donald Trumps most important decision of his nascent presidency.
Washington Free Beacon
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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer snapped back at CNN reporter Jeff Zeleny during Wednesday's press briefing after Zeleny asked about meetings that were just occurring. Zeleny first asked Spicer about who was attending a meeting that was scheduled at the last minute between President Donald Trump and House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.). Spicer did not know who would be in attendance, as Nunes announced the meeting right when Spicer began the press briefing. Nunes announced that he and Trump would discuss his committee's findings that members of the Trump transition were surveilled by the Obama administration. "Well, Jeff, it just happened," Spicer said. "So, it's a silly question to ask me, literally as I'm walking out here when the chairman was wrapping up an event saying that he is announcing that he is coming down here.
BBC News 24
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relationships, whether they are online. They have connections to some people. Whether this individual was sent by a group, that's another question. For many years, IS and before them Al-Qaeda have told people to just do something. And people have been doing something. But it's not the same as the terrorism we faced a decade ago, it is.
Core77
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I'm really excited to be able to share this short video interview I did for Advanced Design Sketching with you today. In this video I answer the question: Why is sketching still so important in today's design world? With all of the digital tools we have, why is it still relevant? Why are non-designers seemingly entranced by it, and why does it seem to facilitate solution finding? I also give you a bonus behind the scenes look at my home design studio! Can a bonus be at the beginning of something? This one is at the beginning. I like to eat dessert first. If you have watched any of my previous videos you have seen the sketch on my desk. Today I zoom out to show you what you don't see. People often ask me, "why is sketching so important?" I think they may be thinking of sketching as a skill. I don't really see sketching as a skill. I see sketching as a way of thinking, a way of processing thoughts and organizing them.
The Event Chronicle
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While the ice looks green from above, it’s difficult to ascertain whether the algae is growing on a frozen surface, trapped underneath it or mixed in with a slushy slur of autumn ice. An expedition in April hopes to answer that question. Green ice close-up Why the green ice is occurring so late in the year is another mystery and a possible cause for concern among climate change experts. This may not be a continuation of a summer bloom but a new second season of phytoplankton. While the first season provides food for zooplankton and fish, is the second batch the seed for next year’s crop? Or is it the result of whatever is causing Antarctic ice to melt and world oceans to rise? Is the green ice of Antarctica a canary in a cold mine sending us a warning? We may soon find out. This article ( Mysterious Green Ice is Spreading Around Antarctica ) was originally published on Mysterious Universe and syndicated by The Event Chronicle .
CNN
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Washington Free Beacon
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"To bite the senators?" Cooper asked. Toobin clarified before continuing. "To bite the senators," he said. Toobin said Gorsuch made Durbin look bad when the senator asked a question that he was ill prepared for. "You know, tried to confront him with a story that came out about a law school class that he taught where one woman thought he engaged in sexist behavior in the classroom and Gorsuch told the story of how he taught this case out of a textbook and went on to say that his mother was a pioneering lawyer in Colorado," Toobin said. "And I think completely turned the tide because Durbin broke the cardinal rule, which is you never ask a question to which you don't know the answer." The post CNN Analyst: Gorsuch Knows so Much More About Everything He's Being Asked Than the Senators' appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
Washington Free Beacon
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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer snapped back at CNN reporter Jeff Zeleny during Wednesday's press briefing after Zeleny asked about meetings that were just occurring. Zeleny first asked Spicer about who was attending a meeting that was scheduled at the last minute between President Donald Trump and House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.). Spicer did not know who would be in attendance, as Nunes announced the meeting right when Spicer began the press briefing. Nunes announced that he and Trump would discuss his committee's findings that members of the Trump transition were surveilled by the Obama administration. "Well, Jeff, it just happened," Spicer said. "So, it's a silly question to ask me, literally as I'm walking out here when the chairman was wrapping up an event saying that he is announcing that he is coming down here.
The Event Chronicle
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Israel is guilty as charged. In announcing her resignation, Khalaf said she acted after what she calledpressure from the secretary-general to withdraw a report accusing Israel of imposing an ‘apartheid regime’ on Palestinians.” “I resigned because it is my duty not to conceal a clear crime, and I stand by all the conclusions of the report,” she stressed. “It was expected that Israel and its allies would put enormous pressure on the United Nations secretary general to renounce the report,” adding the UNscrubbed (it) from its web site.” TitledIsraeli Practices toward the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid,” here’s the executive summary: “Palestine and the Israeli Occupation, Issue No. 1 Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid Executive Summary This report concludes that Israel has established an apartheid regime that dominates the Palestinian people as a whole.
ScienceDaily
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Tasty, versatile, and rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids: salmon is one of the most popular edible fish of all. Shops sell fish caught in the wild, but their main produce is salmon from breeding farms which can pollute rivers, lakes and oceans. Just how big is the problem? Scientists are working to answer this question by examining the dissolved organic compounds which enter Chile’s rivers from salmon farms. They warn that these substances are placing huge strain on ecosystems and are changing entire biological communities.
ABC News - Technology
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A Republican lawmaker in Maine who has introduced a bill that would protect people from discrimination based on their beliefs about climate change says he thinks it's an open question whether human activity is the primary cause of it
MintPress News
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That assault turned into a murder. He then attempted to cover up his crime, and acted as if he was above question while leaving his underlings twisting in the wind for his crimes. That does sound a lot like modern policing in the United States. The assault was definitely an over-utilization of force, which has become common practice in a law enforcement community who continually seem to believe they are above the law. That over-utilization of force turned into the murder of an unarmed man, again commonplace in the US today where about 1 out of 10 of those killed by cops are unarmed. A cover-up takes place, which is what the thin blue line is all about. Law enforcement certainly believes they are beyond reproach, as is demonstrated by this post. The only part of the story that doesnt parallel American policing is the moment when Colonel Jessep admits his wrongdoing.
Voice Of America
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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was grilled Wednesday during testimony before a Senate panel about his role in approving severe interrogation methods when he was an attorney in President George W. Bush's administration. The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein, questioned Gorsuch about why he had written "yes" on a document next to a question about whether a CIA torture program had produced useful intelligence. "My recollection of 12 years ago is that that was the position that the clients were telling us," Gorsuch said. "I was a lawyer. My job was as an advocate, and we were dealing with detainee litigation. That was my job." Another Democrat, Senator Patrick Leahy, asked Gorsuch if he agreed with the Bush administration's premise that the president has the authority to revoke torture and surveillance laws.
MintPress News
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MintPress News
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Politico
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Breitbart News, whose former executive chairman Steve Bannon is now Trump’s chief strategist, has even published lists of workers that the president should fire. Washington veterans say they can't recall similar targeting of government employees, who are required to stay apolitical and generally shun the spotlight. It’s deeply unfair to single people out and question their loyalty,” said William Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a former longtime diplomat, “It’s demoralizing for institutions. It’s demoralizing for professionals, and it’s offensive.” Elliott Abrams, a veteran of the George W. Bush administration who was passed over last month for the role of deputy secretary of state because of his past criticism of Trump, agreed with Burns. Career staffers, he said are trying to do their jobs and will respond to presidential leadership — including from a new president when an administration changes.
Sky News
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look out for first. Cover is meeting, and the things go through three phases. First is the carnage we have seen behind us. The second phase and a question they are now answering asking you to do and why. All the security agencies would be along for the ministries in the Prime Minister to answer that question. Who was this.
BBC Parliament
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if there was fell 10% with an acceptable level so if there was legislation that prevented resell at over 10% we would be very happy with that. All right, thank you. A quick question. I suspect the rest right, thank you. A quick question. I suspect the rest of the secondary market would not be happy with that level of restriction in.
BBC News 24
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your colleagues at that question mark Low Wee Wern hurry, we were obviously very concerned and horrified at what happened but we have very good security guys. -- we weren't worried
KyivPost
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