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Scientists in Antartica Discover 118-Year-Old Painting by British Explorer

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Posted by    Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10:30am 6/17/2017 at 10:30am
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Scientists found a painting by famous British explorer Dr. Edward Wilson in one of the first structures built on Antartica. Wilson painted the artwork in 1899. From Sky News:

The almost perfectly-preserved artwork was painted by Dr Edward Wilson, a British polar explorer who died in Antarctica with his expedition leader Captain...

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Schools Resurrecting Recess are Seeing Incredible Results

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Posted by    Friday, June 16, 2017 at 7:30pm 6/16/2017 at 7:30pm
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For the past two decades, school districts around the nation became obsessed with testing due to horrendous federal government standards. As a result, recess was abandoned by many school districts with disastrous results.

But now schools have realized the importance of recess and physical activity for kids, especially younger ones. Schools who have...

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Trump Announces Changes to Obama’s Cuba Pact, Toughens Stance

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Posted by    Friday, June 16, 2017 at 4:00pm 6/16/2017 at 4:00pm
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President Donald Trump announced a few changes to former President Barack Obama’s Cuba policy. These changes include different travel requirements and the enforcement of an embargo against the brutal Communist regime:

“You look at what happened and what communism has done,” he listed. “Believers persecuted for preaching the word of God, you...

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Amazon Will Buy Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

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Posted by    Friday, June 16, 2017 at 2:30pm 6/16/2017 at 2:30pm
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Amazon has purchased Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, which will allow the online giant to step into the grocery store sector. Amazon officials have stated in the past they want to expand into groceries. From Bloomberg:

Amazon agreed to pay $42 a share in cash for the organic-food chain, including debt, a...

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Trump Will Keep Obama’s Dreamers Policy (UPDATE)

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Posted by    Friday, June 16, 2017 at 10:00am 6/16/2017 at 10:00am

President Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security did not touch former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which allows undocumented immigrants, who came to the U.S. as small children, to remain in America. From The New York Times:

The Department of Homeland Security announced late Thursday night that it...

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D.C. Police Issue Warrants for Turkish Agents Over Embassy Brawl

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Posted by    Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 4:00pm 6/15/2017 at 4:00pm
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The Washington, D.C., police have charged sixteen people over the fight that broke out on the Turkish Embassy lawn in May.

The sixteen include twelve agents from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan security detail. From Fox News:

The agents, part of Erdogan’s security detail, are in Turkey at this time. It’s unclear how...

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Dolce & Gabbana Trolls Those Who Boycotted the Company Over Melania Trump

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Dolce & Gabbana have no problem dressing First Lady Melania Trump. Co-founder Stefano Gabbano likes to show off Melania’s D&G outfits on his social media accounts.

Well, Melania haters have tried to start a campaign to urge people to boycott the high scale fashion label. Domenico Dolce and Gabbana have decided to...

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Otto Warmbier has ‘Severe Neurological Injury,’ ‘Brutalized’ by North Korea

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Fred Warmbier, the father of Otto Warmbier, who North Korea freed the other day, and Kelly Martin, an official from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center spoke to the press today about Otto’s condition.

North Korea freed Otto Warmbier on Tuesday after spending 16 months in prison in the communist country. A...

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Florida Minor League Baseball Team Will Offer Pregnancy Tests for Father’s Day

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Florida man! Florida woman! Florida….baseball team? Florida has never disappointed us with its people and creatures. Now a minor league baseball team has jumped into the mix!

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp plans to hand out free pregnancy tests at Thursday’s night game. From The Miami Herald:

The Florida minor-league team will have two...

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Charges Filed Against Michigan Health Chief, Chief Medical Officer in Flint Water Probe

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 5:30pm 6/14/2017 at 5:30pm
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Shuettte has filed charges against Michigan Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon and Chief Medical Executive Eden Wells in the Flint water probe.

Lyon faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and misconduct in office while Wells faces obstruction of justice and lying to a police officer. These charges...

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The Internet’s Worst Post-Baseball Shooting Reactions

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 4:06pm 6/14/2017 at 4:06pm

Gunman James Hodgkison, a Bernie Sanders supporter, opened fire on GOP lawmakers as they practiced for the annual Congressional baseball game Wednesday morning. He shot Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), two Congressional aides, and two members of the Capitol Police force were also shot. Scalise remains in critical condition.

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Attorney Claims a Mosque Paid Michigan Doctors to Perform Female Genital Mutilation

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 10:00am 6/14/2017 at 10:00am
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Attorney Cynthia Nunez, the guardian of the children of one of the doctors accused of performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on girls in Michigan, has claimed that a local mosque paid for the surgeries.

The court held a hearing on Tuesday “in which the state is seeking to terminate the parental rights...

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Rep. Steve Scalise, Aides Shot at Baseball Practice in Virginia

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A gunman opened fire on the GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, VA. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and numerous aides were shot. From Fox News:

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Canada detaining record numbers of Mexicans seeking entry

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 5:30pm 6/13/2017 at 5:30pm
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Reuters has discovered that Canada has detained at least five times as many Mexicans than in the previous two years due to new visa requirements.

This stat is interesting considering the fact that Canada has portrayed itself as welcoming and America as a bad guy to Mexicans. From Reuters:

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Interior Secretary’s Plan to Reconfigure National Monument in Utah Sparks Outrage

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/13/2017 at 1:00pm
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced that he would like to shrink the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. From CBS News:

In a release following the call, Zinke said, “Designating a monument that – including state land – encompasses almost 1.5 million-acres where multiple-use management is hindered or prohibited is not...

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Congressman Writes COVFEFE Act to Preserve Presidential Tweets

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Posted by    Monday, June 12, 2017 at 5:30pm 6/12/2017 at 5:30pm
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President Donald Trump sure loves Twitter! This is why Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) introduced the Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement Act, which would preserve all of Trump’s tweets as presidential record.

Yes, the acronym is COVFEFE to mock Trump’s infamous tweet when he wrote “Despite the constant negative covfefe.” The...

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Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant, Gymboree are the Latest to Close Stores

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Posted by    Monday, June 12, 2017 at 4:00pm 6/12/2017 at 4:00pm
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More retailers have decided to close stores while Gymboree has filed for bankruptcy.

Ascena Retail Group has decided to close “between 250 and 650 locations over the next two years.” This group owns Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant, and Justice stores among others.

CEO David Jaffe did not specify which brands the closures will...

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