(CNN)Donald Trump's response to Meryl Streep's now-viral speech at the Golden Globes last night is precisely why her remarks are so paramount. Trump's reaction -- calling Streep a "Hillary lover," telling the New York Times he wasn't surprised that "liberal movie people" attacked him, and ultimately, the next day, going on a Twitter rampage tweeting that Streep was "one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood" -- revealed just how self-obsessed and out of touch with reality our President-elect is. How audacious is it for anyone to criticize Meryl Streep, who has won acclaim for giving voice to characters ranging [...]
(CNN)Violent crime, particularly gun violence, in the United States is a resurgent epidemic. While crime rates overall have fallen in the last two decades, violent crime in the United States began to climb again in 2015. The national murder rate, projected to increase by 13.1% this year, is driven by an increase in homicide numbers in a handful of cities -- from Chicago to Baltimore to Tulsa -- and we are seeing shocking and increasing rates of violence that will only get worse if our society doesn't make a serious commitment to addressing it. To truly combat urban violence, however, [...]
The inner workings of the nuclear furnace that keep stars shining is an understandably knotty problem to solve. And, she said, the maths describing that energetic process were formidable. “For stars, there’s a rather nasty set of differential equations that describe their behaviour and composition,” she added. Image copyright GR Harvey Image caption Research students like Joyce Wheeler had to use Edsac at night The little book was called WWG after its three authors Maurice Wilkes, David Wheeler and Stanley Gill. It was through learning programming that Ms Blackler got talking to David Wheeler because one of her programs helped […]
Her desire to control immigration suggests giving up the UK's existing membership of the single market, he added, while her enthusiasm for trade deals with countries such as New Zealand implies leaving the customs union. Single market or customs union deal? What are the Brexit models? Several of Sunday's newspapers claim Mrs May will indicate she is prepared to outline a "hard Brexit" approach. The Sunday Telegraph quoted a government source as saying: "She's gone for the full works. People will know when she said 'Brexit means Brexit', she really meant it." In her speech, the prime minister is expected [...]
Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) does not consider the presidency of Donald Trump legitimate, he said in an interview with NBC News that appeared Friday. Lewis added that he believes there was a conspiracy on the part of the Russians and others to help Trump get elected. Intelligence officials briefed Trumplast week on their findings that Russia had interfered in the election with the intention of helping his candidacy. Trump has begrudgingly accepted that some kind of activity took place, he said during a press conference earlier this week, but hes continued to dismiss the idea that foreign [...]
(CNN)Pope Francis and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Saturday to open a Palestinian embassy in Vatican City. "We are very grateful about the role that the Holy See has played for a just and lasting peace in the Holy Land, and for having opened an embassy of Palestine in the Vatican for first time," Abbas said, according to the official Palestinian news agency WAFA. Also in 2015, Francis declared nuns Marie Alphonsine Ghattas and Mariam Baouardy the first two Palestinian saints of modern times. In June 2014, Francis hosted Abbas and late Israeli President Shimon Peres for an unprecedented prayer [...]
Phoenix (CNN)Over and over, the candidates to helm the Democratic National Committee stressed Saturday that they're waging a new fight against Donald Trump -- not re-fighting the old one between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Their race is no proxy battle, and the party is now unified around the cause of stopping Trump as he prepares to take the oath of office, the seven contenders said.
(CNN)Japan's attempt to launch one of the smallest-ever rockets into space has ended in failure. The 9.5-meter (32-foot) rocket lifted off around 8:30 a.m. local time Sunday from the Uchinoura Space Center in southwestern Japan, according to state broadcaster NHK. JUST WATCHED Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH
A picture is often worth way more than 10,000 words, especially when someone is trying to make a point about just how cold it is in Europe. This hapless fox apparently broke through the ice and drowned in the frigid waters of the Danube in southern Germany. A local hunter cut out a block of ice holding the frozen furry body Jan. 2 then decided to photograph it and display it outside his Fridigen hunting lodge to demonstrate how dangerous the river can be during cold weather. Southern Germanys Baden-Wrttemberg state, where Stehle lives, is experiencing bitter cold like much [...]
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Reconstruction Era National MonumentHiram Revels Killer MikeSign up here to get an email when it drops. White LeaguesRedshirts has mounted a vocal campaign Port Royal Experiment Beaufort was also the birthplace of arguably the most incredible political figure of the Reconstruction era. Robert Smalls was born into slavery in 1839 and won national fame in 1862 when he commandeered a confederate naval vessel, and, under cover of darkness, piloted it out of Charleston harbor and delivered it to the Union. He ended up meeting with Lincoln and influencing his decision to allow black soldiers to serve in the Union Army. [...]
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(CNN)Stop us if you've heard this before: we are now one step closer to repealing Obamacare. Or perhaps we should say, "one more step closer." Friday, House Republicans followed the Senate's lead and passed the budget resolution. So, Obamacare's been repealed? No. Now Congress can begin the process of repealing. From the notorious traffic to legislation, nothing happens quickly in Washington, D.C. WHAT'S NEW TODAY ON...
(CNN)The closer we inch towards the dismantling of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, the more I remember a young woman I met around the time that health reform legislation was becoming law. Her name was Devin Pate. It's why I've long supported the law even more than I support the man it is named after. It's confounding to see the reports of people who rely upon the health care law who voted for Donald Trump and Republicans anyway, either believing the GOP and the new president wouldn't dare pull the rug from under them [...]
Lupus is one of the most debilitating and discouraging conditions anyone can have. Waking up day after day with joint sores, knowing you are stricken with Lupus that may gradually drag you, a healthy young person, towards chronic illness like rheumatoid arthritis. Suddenly you no longer expect to enjoy many of life’s greatest experiences. You probably don’t remember that day, the day you had your first joint pain and chose to ignore it thinking it would just go away. But later on, more joints started to feel sore and swelling and a rash began to appear. You felt fatigued and [...]
(CNN)In one week, Donald Trump will place his hand on a Bible and take the oath to become president of the United States. The stakes are higher than ever in the days leading up to the businessman becoming leader of the free world. What he'll be able to accomplish during his first months in office and who he'll have by his side as he does it could well be determined in the fallout from one of the most pivotal weeks of the Trump political era. JUST WATCHED Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH JUST WATCHED Replay More Videos ... MUST [...]
(CNN)Toby Keith, 3 Doors Down and Lee Greenwood will headline a concert for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, his inaugural committee announced Friday. The concert, which takes place at the Lincoln Memorial on January 19, has been dubbed "The Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration." Jennifer Holliday, The Piano Guys and The Frontmen of Country are among the other musicians performing. Actor Jon Voight will also be making an appearance.
A leading human rights group warns of the worldwide threat posed by the rise of populist leaders like U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. The rise of populism poses a profound threat to human rights,Kenneth Roth, executive director of the group, said in a statement. Trump and various politicians in Europe seek power through appeals to racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and nativism. They all claim that the public accepts violations of human rights as supposedly necessary to secure jobs, avoid cultural change, or prevent terrorist attacks. In fact, disregard for human rights offers the likeliest route to tyranny. Trump features prominently in the [...]
(CNN)In terms of raw numbers in almost every category, the Chinese New Year Spring Festival is the largest human event on the planet. In the seven days of the Lunar New Year, Chinese are expected to spend more than $100 billion on eating and shopping (almost twice as much as Americans spend on Thanksgiving) and buy railway tickets online at a rate of more than 1,000 per second. Taking the strain is China's high-speed railway network, now increased to 20,000 kilometers in total -- the world's longest. China's total rail network stands at more than 121,000 kilometers, the second largest [...]
(CNN)Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, the most successful players at the Australian Open in the Open Era with six titles apiece, were handed difficult starts in Melbourne this year. Follow @cnnsport Djokovic will play Fernando Verdasco -- who let slip five match points against the Serb in the Doha semifinals last week -- while fellow world No. 2 Williams begins against Belinda Bencic. Lucie Safarova and Bethanie Mattek-Sands: Double take Federer had for the most part been free of physical issues until undergoing left knee surgery early in 2016 and re-injuring the knee in a semifinal loss to Milos Raonic [...]
(CNN)The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the most expensive and one of the most controversial weapons systems in US history, is on its way to Japan to be "the cornerstone" of US defense in the Pacific. Ten US Marine Corps F-35Bs left Arizona Monday on the first overseas deployment for the stealth jets. JUST WATCHED Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH
Hong Kong (CNN)China is sending five million officials to its villages, rice paddies and farms this month. Their mission? To count the country's pigs, chickens, goat, yaks, cattle and crops as part of China's third agricultural census. It's a massive undertaking that only happens once every 10 years and it's expected to show huge shifts in how China produces its food. With farm imports, environmental and food safety problems all on the increase, the census could give clues about China's capacity to feed itself sustainably. A huge increase in corn production means maize is likely to have supplanted rice as [...]
(CNN)President-elect Donald Trump has not minced words on the South China Sea. In the past few months, he's called-out Beijing in tweets and speeches for its "brazen" island-building activities and the construction of a "massive military complex."
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