PinkNews
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WhoWhatWhy
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She’s created pacts, political action committees that have specifically funded candidates who are pro-voucher. She’s even run hard-right candidates against moderate Republicans in order to make the party more extreme and that’s what happened in Michigan. Jeff Schechtman: Shed a little light on this exchange she has with Senator Franken about not understanding the difference between really a fundamental debate in education between proficiency and growth. Diane Ravitch: Well, Senator Franken from Minnesota was talking about a debate that’s gone on certainly in the Congress and amongst education about what’s the best way to evaluate test scores and students. I’m personally very opposed to putting this much emphasis on test scores, but the debate is do you measure a school by the proficiency of the students, how they score on the tests or do you measure them by the growth of the students, whether they gain a year or two years.
I4U News
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Men's Fitness
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Suffice to say I was quite apprehensive when I set off for, not the Badwater Ultra, but two days running in the furnace with Under Armour’s second Run Camp, a project which pits elite runners (and me) against extreme conditions. Day 1: Titus Canyon The good news on the first day of Run Camp was that we were not going to be running in the hottest part of the day. The bad news was that meant starting the drive to Death Valley insanely early in order to get there for a 7am start. There was, however, more good news to be found in the route for the run, which turned out to be 11 miles downhill through the Titus Canyon. Sheer walls shadowed the trail on both sides for most of the run, right up until the awe-inspiring moment when they fell away to reveal the scale of the valley itself. Despite the name, Death Valley is remarkably beautiful, so a run where you actually had a chance to look around and enjoy your surroundings was the perfect introduction to the area.
Auto Express
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World leaders have a range of unique cars - we rank the best presidential cars out there as Donald Trump is sworn into office 2017-01-20 11:09 Donald Trump isn't just about to be handed the keys to the White House but also a set for a brand new presidential Cadillac, dubbed The Beast. As the president of the United States, Trump’s security status will be catapulted to a new extreme – which is why he’ll be driven around in one of the safest cars on the planet. But Trump isnt the only head of state with a peculiar set of wheels – as leaders of other countries have made headlines over the years for owning or driving all manner of vehicles. To show what Trump has to compete with, Auto Express has compiled this list of political vehicles. • Best footballers cars Theresa MayPrime Minister of the UK Jaguar XJ ‘The SentinelImage 1 of 13 Image 1 of 13 Trump's election win wasnt the only political whirlwind of 2016.
Associated Press
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Daily Mail - Health
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Tammie Stanley, 41, from Witney, suffered third degree burns when she was a baby. In what she thought was her final operation, surgeons performed a skin graft without her consent.
Politico
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During his confirmation hearing, Kelly broke with past Trump statements, staking out less extreme positions about the southern border, about deportations, and about admitting Muslim visitors to the U.S. If confirmed, the president-elect’s choice for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions , will wield power over the immigration courts. That will be particularly significant if Trump ramps up deportations. Outlook for the first 100 days: Trump could use the 2006 Secure Fence Act, which called for Congress to build 700 miles of reinforced fence along the southern border, but never set a ceiling on the total number of miles. DHS says it’s already constructed 700 miles of fencing or vehicle barriers, but Congress is already authorized to fund extension, repair, or replacement of existing barriers. On the first day of his administration, Trump could roll back Obama-era immigration enforcement policies that prioritize rounding up serious criminals over corralling undocumented immigrants who’ve committed petty crimes or have no criminal record at all.
Politico
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They carry grudges. They want apologies. From the Oval Office and throughout the West Wing, people who have learned to live with the idea that they never win are about to get hit with the whiplash of being in charge. And all of this in an atmosphere where, though none of the most extreme or salacious claims about Trump and Russia have been proven true, Trump clearly has opened up the space for people who want to believe them to insist they must be. He’s historically unpopular for an incoming president. Nine million more people voted for candidates other than him. And the wound that the 2016 campaign left on America is deep, jagged, feverish, swollen and infected—and nowhere near healing. Americans face whatever comes next without trust in elected leaders, in law enforcement, in the media, in almost any institution that used to ground them, but a bewildering sense that fiction has become reality and reality has become fiction.
Daily Express - Columnists
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LAST month I mentioned the miracle of migration taking place unseen above us every spring and autumn.
Informed Comment
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The defeat of the rebels in eastern Aleppo and the move towards Astana peace talks are the outcomes of this perfect political chemistry in SyriaTurkey and IranTurkey relations, aided by Russia. Change the domestic power structure Still, peace in Syria largely depends on making changes in domestic political, economic and cultural spheres. Syria is a complex society with diverse ethnic, religious, sectarian and cultural denominations held together, until the outbreak of violence in March 2011, by the iron-fist rule of the Syrian Baath Party. Things have changed much since then. Reconciliations between the government and diverse rebel groups to rebuild the nation are conditional to real changes in domestic political and economic order, not vague promises of amnesty to the rebels and national elections. There must be discernible changes in the political power structure to accommodate the interests of different groups to initiate a meaningful transition from one party authoritarian rule to a democratic system of governance, with guarantees for all Syrians to restart a new life, a life free from political repressions, extreme poverty and social injustices.
ABC News - Western Australia
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Extreme levels of ultraviolet radiation across the south east coast of WA results in a spike in serious sun burn among infants, and at least one case of snow blindness.
Informed Comment
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Today’s Republican Party would be unrecognizable, and not likely embraced, by Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt or Dwight Eisenhower. Even in victory, it appears to make many lifelong adherents a tad uncomfortable. The Democrats lost in the Electoral College because in a time of extreme peril for our country, for the planet itself, they have no patriotic program for radical change. Ever since Lyndon Johnson came a-cropper, George McGovern lost in a landslide, Ronald Reagan declaredmorning in America”, and Bill Clinton went Republicanlite,” they’ve refused to put forth, and mobilize support around, a positive program for change that can beat the competition. They have ignored in practice their own platform. Their liberal vision of a better America is too fuzzy to draw. Lacking a program that’s easy to understand and get behind and having little to show for years of seeking compromise with the ever more uncompromising on Capitol Hill – they’ve lost credibility among many who once constituted their base.
The Iran Project
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As “Ayatollahparticipates in “Assassination” by providing “the gun”, “moderation” can’t be a doctrinal principle and guideline in the mentality of this revolutionary militant who believes in assassination: at its best, this motto is a tactic to win the votes of people and stay in power! Did Badamchian talk about the brilliant experience of Ayatollah Rafsanjani in historical struggles against despotism and colonialism so that his opponents dont tear him to shreds for flattery and compromise with the West? Was he waiting for Ayatollah Hashemi’s death to affirm the assertions of people who accused the late Ayatollah of revisionism and moving away from the line of genuine revolutionaries during last decades of his life? Does the history of his collaboration in an “assassination”, if true, prove that Ayatollah Rafsanjani had departed from the left wing to the extreme conservative right? Does it prove that, in an indecent move, he had necessarily adopted a policy based on the Machiavellian rules of political game? Or that a “transformation” of political opinion and actions, during several decades of ups and downs, is a natural, even admirable move? Regardless of what Badamchian, the veteran conservative, had or has in his mind, the family and supporters of Ayatollah Rafsanjani have reliable evidence that shows Badamchian’s remarks are false, and that participation in “assassination” was beneath the dignity of Ayatollah Rafsanjani.
Collective Evolution
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The tiger was reportedly caught with a rope and abruptly dragged to the side of the tank. The AHA was accused of not adequately protecting the animals on-set. In fact, the AHA witnessed that particular event and still permitted the film to claim that, no animals were harmed in the making of this film. This was exposed after an AHA email was leaked, stating , This one take with him just went really bad and he got lost trying to swim to the side. Damn near drowned... I think this goes without saying but dont mention anything to anyone! Especially the office. Have downplayed the fuck out of it. The AHA was also under extreme heat when the press discovered that while filming The Hobbit , a shocking 27 animals died from exhaustion, dehydration or drowning in 2011. One of the animal trainers on-set told the AHA about the deaths in 2012 and that he personally buried them and could provide them with their remains as proof.
Forex News DailyFX
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Red Bull
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Watch the full replay of Crashed Ice Marseille on Red Bull TV: http://win.gs/CIMarseille With every rider at Red Bull Crashed Ice Marseille wearing a GoPro camera on their helmets, there was no shortage of extreme footage from the thrilling event in France, and we've gathered all the best bits into one clip. Watch the video and experience all the bumps, jumps and drama on the way down with the world's best Ice Cross Downhill skaters. _ Experience the world of Red Bull like you have never seen it before. With the best action sports clips on the web and original series, prepare for your "stoke factor" to be at an all time high. Watch Red Bull TV: http://win.gs/WatchRBTV See into our world: http://goo.gl/J49U Red Bull on Facebook: http://win.gs/redbullfb Red Bull on Twitter: http://win.gs/redbulltwitter Subscribe to Red Bull on Youtube: http://win.
The Huffington Post
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ABC News - Queensland
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Adweek
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If anyone needs a fresh start, its Olympic swim bro Ryan Lochte. PowerBar is giving him that, in a new tongue-in-cheek campaign from BSSP that encourages all of us to get healthier in 2017. The general publics New Years resolutions likely arent as extreme as Lochtesafter all, most of us dont need to get rid of blue hair, or repair our reputations after falsely claiming to be robbed at gunpoint at the Olympics in Rio. In the spot, though, Lochte takes things in stride, joking about how he wants to put questionable hairstyles and stuff that happened in the rear view. The ad encourages viewers to commit to something positive this year by signing up for its Clean Start Pledge online, just as Lochte promises to recommit to pool sports. Lochte also reminds us that, metaphors are chill.
Ruptly TV
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Around 50 activists rallied outside the Federal Energy Regulatory Commissions [FERC] building in Washington DC, Thursday, to disrupt their monthly public meeting to protest against fracking and fossil fuels. The anti-fossil fuel and anti-fracking activists from 'Beyond Extreme Energy' were denied access to the meeting without explanation from the Department for Homeland Security nor the public relations officer of FERC. After being denied entry, several activists spoke to the crowd, which later on staged a sit in in front of the entrance to the building. The two hour long protest remained peaceful. SOT, King Grossman, Anti Fossil Fuels activist (English): "We need clean, sustainable energy. You know, 50 years ago we didn't have the technology for this. We do now. There is absolutely zero reason for us not to do this. Well, except profits and greed and a huge multi-trillion dollar infrastructure.
Voice Of America
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S.-Mexico border, and actions to limit the entry of asylum-seekers from Latin America. ‘Extreme vettingAdvisers to Trump expect him to put restrictions on people entering the United States from certain countries until a system for "extreme vetting" for Islamic extremists can be set up. During his campaign for the presidency, Trump had proposed banning non-American Muslims from entering the United States but his executive order regarding immigration is expected to be based on nationality rather than religion. Another proposed executive order would require all Cabinet departments to disclose current work being done in connection with Obama's initiatives to curb carbon emissions to combat climate change and halt the work until further directed. Trump is expected to extend prohibitions on future lobbying imposed on members of his transition team in his first days in office.
SPACE.com
17 hours
The South Pole Telescope is perfectly located to gaze deep into the universe, but it takes a hardy group of astronomers to live there over the winter.
Vice News YouTube
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A new law going into effect in the U.K. gives the British government sweeping new surveillance capabilities. The Investigatory Powers Act grants intelligence agencies and local authorities the right to access the internet history of any British citizen they target. It may be the most extreme surveillance act in the Western world. Later this year, the British government will be able to require internet service providers to record the websites and messaging applications their customers visit and keep that information for one year. The data will then be available for use by 48 different national and local authorities without the need for a warrant. Watch: "How Donald Trump talks about technology" - http://bit.ly/2jQPEBz Watch: "The end of FM radio is coming: Norway is the first country to shut down its network" - http://bit.ly/2jQQXQX Read: "Obama will free Chelsea Manning, commuting most of her 35-year sentence" - http://bit.