Cory Booker Woos Iowans With Love-Heavy Brand Of Progressive Patriotism

WATERLOO, Iowa ― New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker’s favorite presidential campaign-trail yarn ― and he has a lot of them ― is about how his parents, two of IBM’s first black executives, overcame housing market discrimination to raise him and his brother in a predominantly white neighborhood in one of his state’s suburbs. Recounting the tale Friday afternoon to an audience of about 100 Democrats at a community college in Waterloo, Booker marveled at the far-reaching power of individual political sacrifices. It’s a testament, he declared with excitement in his voice, to his deeply held belief that “love is a radical force.” On the same weekend that Sen. (D-Mass.) officially with a pledge to “fight back” against the waged by …

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Nearly 60 percent of Virginia’s African-Americans want Gov. Northam to remain in office: poll

This image shows Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s page in his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook. (Eastern Virginia Medical School via AP) “He’s been a good governor, and he’s been good, as far as I know, to black people,” Butler said. In an interview Saturday, Northam said he wants to heal the wounds that some feel after the racist photo emerged. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP “There are still some very deep wounds in Virginia, and especially in the area of equity. … There are ongoing inequities to access to things like education, health care, mortgages, capital, entre­pre­neur­ship,” he said. “And so this has been a real, I think, an awakening for Virginia. It has really raised the …

Rep. Walter Jones, Republican Who Became Vocal Critic Of Iraq War, Dies

Jones was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1994 as a member of the Republican Party after a failed bid two years earlier as a conservative Democrat. He quickly became a reliable conservative vote in Congress and was an ardent supporter of President George W. Bush’s effort to invade Iraq in 2002. But he came to regret his vote, “Congressman Jones was a man of the people,” his office said in a statement. “With a kind heart and the courage of his convictions, he dedicated his life to serving his Savior and to standing up for Americans who needed a voice. He was a champion for our men and women in uniform and their families, always mindful of …

Family of pregnant IS teen plead for return

She was found in a Syrian refugee camp by a reporter from the Times on Wednesday. The teenager had escaped from Baghuz – IS’s last stronghold in eastern Syria. According to reports in Saturday’s Times, Ms Begum said: “What do you think will happen to my child? “Because I don’t want it to be taken away from me, or at least if it is, to be given to my family.” She added she had been taken to hospital after having contractions after arriving at the camp, which meant she could give birth “any day”. IS teen’s return to UK ‘could be prevented’ What can the UK do about the IS teenager? Families flee last IS village in Syria After the …

Most new hips and knees ‘last 25 years’

‘May last even longer’ Nearly 200,000 of the operations were performed in 2017 in England and Wales, with most carried out on people between 60 and 80 years old. Dr Jonathan Evans, orthopaedic registrar, lead study author and research fellow at Bristol Medical School, said: “At best, the NHS has only been able to say how long replacements are designed to last, rather than referring to actual evidence from multiple patients’ experiences of joint replacement surgery. “Given the improvement in technology and techniques in the last 25 years, we expect that hip or knee replacements put in today may last even longer.” As the ageing population grows, and life expectancy rises, this becomes even more important, Dr Evans added. Hospitals …

A Man Is Suing His Parents For Being Born

In a move that won’t be doing the so-called “snowflake generation” any favors, a 27-year-old man has taken the drastic step of suing his parents. Their crime – having him in the first place. Raphael Samuel, a businessman based in Mumbai, India, bases the dispute on the belief that it is immoral for a couple to bring a sentient being into the world without asking their permission to do so. His argument stems from a philosophical movement called “anti-natalism”, an outlook that reasons any new human life will inevitably involve pain and suffering, while pleasure (although good) is irrelevant to those who do not or have not existed in the first place. An anti-natalist ultimately concludes it would have been …

Democrats Have A Real Shot Of Getting Somewhere On Paid Family Leave

The U.S. is inching closer to a paid family leave policy this year, catching up to essentially every other country in the world. On Tuesday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) plan to reintroduce the who need to care for sick family members or are experiencing serious health issues. “There is very serious momentum,” DeLauro told HuffPost, explaining why this year is different. “We’ve got a new Congress, we’ve got the largest majority of women and young people.” Finally, family leave is at the “center of the debate, rather than the fringes,” she added. DeLauro and Gillibrand first introduced the bill in 2013. But this year they have a Democratic majority in the House, where it’s expected …

CDC Warning People (Again) Not To Drink Raw Milk After 19 States On High Alert For Deadly Bacteria

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has had to issue yet another warning against drinking raw milk last week. The reason – 19 states are now on high alert for the Brucella strain RB51, a potentially deadly bacteria linked to unpasteurized dairy. The strain is resistant to first-line drugs and its similarity (symptom-wise) to the common cold or flu can make it hard to diagnose. This particular outbreak is connected to raw milk produced and distributed from Miller’s Biodiversity Farm in Quarryville, Pennsylvania. Fortunately, only one person has been formally diagnosed with brucellosis but officials have warned that raw milk drinkers across at least 19 states, including Minnesota, Mississippi, and Calfornia, may be affected. The warning follows an investigation into raw milk …

What effect has Brexit had on the UK economy?

“GDP would be 3.6% smaller, average real wages would be lower, inflation higher, sterling weaker, house prices would be hit and public borrowing would rise compared with a vote to remain.” He was assuming Article 50, the process by which the UK leaves, would be triggered immediately after the vote; in the event, it was nine months later. But the warning stands. Project Fear? Well, the economy hasn’t contracted, and the level of unemployment is actually the lowest on record. But that’s not to say that the economy’s path hasn’t deviated from what had earlier been expected. Of course, there are other issues that will have influenced our economy’s path – but the anticipation of the UK leaving the EU …

Smoking Cannabis As A Teen Linked To An Increased Risk Of Depression In Young Adulthood

Depression directly affects one in six adults over the course of a lifetime – and everything from pollution and artificial light to the bacteria that live in our gut could be (at least partly) to blame. Now, a new paper published in JAMA Psychiatry also links the mental illness to cannabis smoking as a teenager. Previous research has suggested that cannabis use moderately increases an individual’s risk of developing depression. While others have found no significant association when other variables are taken into consideration. Still others suggest cannabis use may actually decrease symptoms. The result is a mixed bag of results with no clear consensus of how cannabis affects mental health, at least as far as depression is concerned. Researchers from the University of Oxford, UK, and McGill University, Canada, have …

What Donald Trump’s giant White House golf simulator says about him

(CNN)Within the last few weeks, President Donald Trump had a room-sized golf simulator installed in his personal quarters at the White House, according to The Washington Post. Presidents have a lot on their minds. And they can’t just duck out to play a quick 18 holes on a whim. If swinging a club in a gold simulator helps them think, more power to them!

My 30 Uplifting Illustrations To Help You Focus On Self Love

#1 This applies to both romantic and platonic relationships! #3 Don’t feel ashamed about feeling the need to spend time hiding away from the world – take the time you need to rest and repair #5 Society as lead us to believe that our ultimate goal is to be beautiful because according to the white supremacist capitalist patriarchy beauty = value. Beauty standards exist, they are narrow and limited, some people fall into the category of what is considered “beautiful” and some don’t. The truth is we don’t need to be beautiful!!! It’s not the most important in life – we are so much more than that. Let us be weird, ugly, gross, have bad taste. It doesn’t mean we’re …

Sixteen percent of US adults own a smartwatch

The latest figures out of NPD show a continued uptick in smartwatch sales here in the States. The category has been a rare bright spot in an overall flagging wearable space, and the new numbers show gains pretty much across the board. In fact, the study puts smartwatch ownership at 16 percent among U.S. adults as of December — that figure is up from 12 percent a year prior. Unsurprisingly, it’s a younger demo driving that growth — specifically 18-34-year-olds, where smartwatch ownership is around 23 percent. Of course, Apple and the like have been looking to increase purchases with the older crowd, courtesy of more serious health features like last year’s addition of an ECG meter. Apple, Samsung and …

How 1MDB finally caught up with Najib Razak

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN)On Tuesday, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will appear in court — facing years in prison if convicted on corruption charges which seemed impossible less than a year ago. What is 1MDB? Political son Malaysia 1MDB scandal: Former PM arrested Scoops and scandal In early 2015, journalists from the Sarawak Report and Wall Street Journal began reporting that millions of dollars had been siphoned off the fund after allegedly securing a series of leaked documents. At first it seemed like the scandal might spell the end of Najib, as opponents — and even some within his party — demanded an investigation and called for him to resign. Behind the scenes, there were efforts to smother the …

4 Dolphins Have Now Died At A Marine Park In The Middle Of The Desert

Animal rights advocates took aim at Dolphinaris as well, saying that putting dolphins in pools on tribal land in the desert was tantamount to animal cruelty. Dolphinaris Arizona said it will close temporarily beginning Friday as a panel of experts investigates potential factors in the dolphin deaths. Two of the facility’s four remaining dolphins are being returned to Dolphin Quest, a company that loans dolphins to attractions, while the other two will be moved to another licensed facility while Dolphinaris Arizona is being evaluated. However, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service said it’s aware of the latest dolphin death and is “working on the next course of action.” It declined to elaborate. AP Photo/Matt York …