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sylvang

North Korea nuclear test was 10 times bigger than Hiroshima blast, U.S. says - CBS News - 3 views

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    this is a blast to read, at least 10 times as fun as it sounds.
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    Why does North Korea think we are the ones threatening world peace and safety when they are the ones publicly saying they are ready for "Total War" and are prepared to use their nuclear weapons? Does Kim Jung Un not realize that using nuclear weapons IS a world peace/safety hazard?
abomba12

Showdown looms as Trump demands funding for wall on U.S.-Mexico border - 0 views

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    President Trump and White House officials pressed congressional Republicans on Sunday to use the looming threat of a government shutdown to win funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top priority for the administration as it nears the symbolic 100-day mark.
fernandocm

Trump federal budget 2018: Massive cuts to the arts, science and the poor - 1 views

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    President Trump on Thursday will unveil a budget plan that calls for a sharp increase in military spending and stark cuts across much of the rest of the government including the elimination of dozens of long-standing federal programs that assist the poor, fund scientific research and aid America's allies abroad.
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    Trump thinks eliminating support to dozens of programs will make american great again, I honestly think he needs to rethink his plan. He'd be putting so many people out of work and then there's the fact we do need some of the programs he want's to get rid of. "with reductions of more than 20 percent at the Agriculture, Labor and State departments and of more than 30 percent at the Environmental Protection Agency." I just don't think this is the way to raise funds.
russellboi

Obamacare Helped The Homeless, Who Now Worry About Coverage Repeal - 1 views

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    Everyone expects Congress to change the Affordable Care Act. But no one know exactly how. The uncertainty has one group of people especially concerned - the homeless. Many of these people received health coverage for the first time under Obamacare. They're worried it will disappear.
russellboi

Unemployment Rate Drops To 4.6 Percent, Lowest Level Since 2007 - 1 views

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    Unemployment dropped by 0.3 percentage points, to 4.6 percent, last month - the lowest rate since 2007 - according to the monthly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report says the U.S. added 178,000 new jobs in November. That's about what economists had expected.
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    This is definitely beneficial to the economy that there are more people in the country working, though the decrease in wages seems bad, the overall benefit is much greater. And plus its still greater than it was last year so it's all good
kittyterhune

Ben Carson: Keep Jackson where he is, put Tubman on the $2 bill - 0 views

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    Carson lacks political correctness and tact. It's no wonder he was incapable of winning the presidency. The $20 bill is a much greater honor than the rare $2 bill.
Christopher Daniels

Nepal earthquake: Nation copes with the devastation - CNN.com - 0 views

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    The death toll in Nepal from the devastating earthquake that struck two days ago has risen to 3,218, Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs spokesman Laxmi Dhakal said Monday. The spokesman said there were reports that the number of people injured now stands at 6,535. [Previous story, posted at 10:29 p.m.
nleinen265

How a 3-D printed arm gave hope to boy maimed in bomb blast - 3 views

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    Daniel is a Sudanese boy who lost both arms when a bomb exploded a few meters from him. When American Mick Ebeling heard Daniel's story, he decided to do something to help. Editor's note: Mick Ebeling is the founder of Not Impossible Labs and The Ebeling Group.
gweiss164

Crime stopper eats to sop crime - 0 views

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    This makes me think of the many ways of Civil Disobedience
kroark782

Majority of Congress members now millionaires - 1 views

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    According to CRP executive director Sheila Krumholz, they need all that money to be able to "run financially viable campaigns". It seems like elections are all congress and all other politicians care about.
whitneytoms

4 Reasons Obama's New Dark-Money Rules Won't Stop Dark Money - 0 views

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    Great article. The amount of $$$ spent to get our politicians into office is spiraling out of control. SuperPACs and "dark money" sources make it impossible to see who the candidates are getting financial support from.
whitneytoms

Obama signs anti-protest Trespass Bill - 0 views

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    US President Barack Obama Only days after clearing Congress, US President Barack Obama signed his name to H.R. 347 on Thursday, officially making it a federal offense to cause a disturbance at certain political events - essentially criminalizing protest in the States. RT broke the news last month that H.R.
deahnna

Opinion: U.S. should copy Switzerland and consider a 'maximum wage' - CNN.com - 0 views

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    The referendum, which is called the "1:12 initiative" and began after supporters gathered 100,000 signatures to put it on the ballot, is the kind of elegant solution to income inequality that we in the United States should consider more seriously.
ladasia

Republicans Back Down, Ending Crisis Over Shutdown and Debt Limit - 0 views

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    Republicans give in to plan just in time; but will it last?
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