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The Republicans' war on science is slaughtering our children

The Republicans' war on science is slaughtering our children

Politics
Campaign Action The proud know-nothings of the NRA and in the Republican party insist that nothing could work to stop gun violence (the bad guy with the gun) while they prop up the industry, flooding our streets with machines of mass destruction. Because, they say, experience proves nothing will work. Because, they say, it will just keep happening. Meanwhile, for the past 22 years, they've throttled any and all public policy research into what might actually prevent our children from being slaughtered with guns. Dr. Mark L. Rosenberg, current president emeritus of the Task Force for Global Health in Decatur, was the first director of CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and he has some thoughts on this. The exact causes of America’s rise in mass shootings—and the b
This week in the war on workers: Who will be hurt most if Supreme Court rules against public unions?

This week in the war on workers: Who will be hurt most if Supreme Court rules against public unions?

Politics
Who’s going to lose out the most if (when) the Supreme Court deals a body blow to public sector unions in the Janus case?  While the outcome of the case will affect about 17 million public-sector workers across the country, black women in particular could be hurt by Janus, as they are disproportionately represented in public sector jobs. They make up 17.7 percent of public-sector workers, or about 1.5 million workers. Black women have traditionally faced a double pay gap—a gender pay gap and a racial wage gap. EPI research has shown that black women are paid only 65 cents of the dollar that their white male counterparts are paid. However, unions help reduce these pay gaps. Working black women in unions are paid 94.9 percent of what their black male counterparts make, while nonunion blac
The Coal War in the West: Wyoming legislature considers suing Washington to force them to take coal

The Coal War in the West: Wyoming legislature considers suing Washington to force them to take coal

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For two decades, coal companies with operations in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana have been looking for a way to ship their coal across the Pacific. There are existing ports that could handle some coal, but nothing that could handle the millions of tons that the companies hope to ship to steam plants across Asia. Volume was an important factor, because Powder River coal is relatively low-BTU low-price coal. Making a new port designed to handle coal worth it means making something that can handle, at least, tens of millions of tons per year. But that sheer scale—a new port, tens of millions of tons of coal being shipped through by rail, handling of that coal on the ground, etc.—has led coastal states to turn down every proposal. In many cases, these projects have been strongl
How Elizabeth Olsen Lost Body Fat and Gained Muscle for Avengers: Infinity War

How Elizabeth Olsen Lost Body Fat and Gained Muscle for Avengers: Infinity War

Entertainment
Elizabeth Olsen is already an action movie pro with two Avengers movies and two Captain America films under her belt, but she wanted to get even stronger for Avengers: Infinity War. The actress, who plays the Scarlet Witch in the film, out on May 4, worked with nutritionist Philip Goglia to lose body fat and add muscle. “She was focused on body composition,” Dr. Goglia, celebrity nutritionist and founder of G-Plans, tells PEOPLE. “Fat is light and fluffy and takes up a lot of room, and muscle is dense and doesn’t take up a lot of room at all. She wanted to be dense, heavy and athletic, and she just really nailed it.” Olsen, 28, also had a specific look in mind for her body shape. “This newest Avengers movie she was more about muscularity,” Dr. Goglia says. “More stomach and shoulder shape,
Pundit urges Mourinho to not start a war with this Man Utd star

Pundit urges Mourinho to not start a war with this Man Utd star

Sports
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp has urged Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to not start a war with star player Paul Pogba. The Portuguese manager’s decisions of late have led some sections of the media to hype it up as an incident that could suggest a breakdown in their relationship. For example, Mourinho decided to substitute the Frenchman during the loss to Tottenham leaving fans to wonder why he decided to take off one of the club’s better players in a must win match. The former Real Madrid boss did the same thing in the recent loss to Newcastle and denied reports that Pogba was injured which once more left supporters frustrated. Redknapp believes Jose is not only failing to bring out the best of Paul but is also risking upsetting one of his best players. According ...
Syria’s Civil War Is Ending. But The War For Syria Is Just Beginning.

Syria’s Civil War Is Ending. But The War For Syria Is Just Beginning.

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Syria Civil Defence volunteers try to extinguish a fire in Maaret al-Numan in the rebel-held Idlib province following reported regime air strikes. Amer Alhamwe / AFP / Getty Images ISTANBUL – Seven years after it began, Syria's messy, bloody civil war could finally be nearing its end. But a conflict that has left half a million people dead — and displaced nearly 13 million more — is being replaced by something even more dangerous.Despite the heavy involvement of the UN and the international community, chances of a lasting peace between the government of Bashar al-Assad and the rebels fighting him seems more distant than ever, even as some governments begin denying fleeing Syrians shelter in the belief the conflict is "winding down." “The ...
Trump Declares War On The #MeToo Movement Because He Says It Hurts CEOs

Trump Declares War On The #MeToo Movement Because He Says It Hurts CEOs

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Donald Trump despises the #MeToo movement because he says it hurts CEOs by making it easy for female employees to sue. Axios reported, “Donald Trump despises the #MeToo movement because he says it hurts CEOs by making it easy for female employees to sue.” The article also states the Trump’s believes Rob Porter’s ex-wives and […] The post Trump Declares War On The #MeToo Movement Because He Says It Hurts CEOs appeared first on Politicus USA.
This Woman Spoke Out Against A War. Then Police Broke Down Her Door And Took Her Away.

This Woman Spoke Out Against A War. Then Police Broke Down Her Door And Took Her Away.

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A Kurdish demonstrator chants slogans during a protest against the operation in Afrin, outside the US embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. Bilal Hussein / AP ISTANBUL – Nurcan Baysal expected her tweets and writing opposing Turkey’s recent military intervention in Syria and calling for peace would prompt an official reaction, maybe even an arrest.But what the writer and activist didn’t anticipate was police storming into her house on Jan. 22 in the southeast city of Diyarbakir, terrifying her family. She was hauled away, and held at a police station for two days before being released pending trial.“Detention was not a surprise,” she told BuzzFeed News. “I have been writing on human rights violations, war crimes in the region for so long, so I was expec...