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Pinay testifies in UAE murder trial. A Filipina was among six witnesses who testified in the murder case against an Emirati woman accused of fatally stabbing an American kindergarten teacher in a mall in the United Arab Emirates last December.

Pinay testifies in UAE murder trial

The witnesses who testified Monday before the Federal Supreme Court also included an Egyptian-American doctor whose house was allegedly the target of a homemade bomb, Gulf News reported Tuesday. Justice Ginsburg Eviscerates The Case Against Marriage Equality In Just Five ... By Ian Millhiser Posted on Share this: "Justice Ginsburg Eviscerates The Case Against Marriage Equality In Just Five Sentences" Share:

Justice Ginsburg Eviscerates The Case Against Marriage Equality In Just Five ...

To Get A Sense of Exactly How Cuckoo Texas Has Become, Read This. As Riots Follow Freddie Gray's Death in Baltimore, Calls for Calm Ring Hollow. Rioting broke out on Monday in Baltimore—an angry response to the death of Freddie Gray, a death my native city seems powerless to explain.

As Riots Follow Freddie Gray's Death in Baltimore, Calls for Calm Ring Hollow

Gray did not die mysteriously in some back alley but in the custody of the city's publicly appointed guardians of order. And yet the mayor of that city and the commissioner of that city's police still have no idea what happened. I suspect this is not because the mayor and police commissioner are bad people, but because the state of Maryland prioritizes the protection of police officers charged with abuse over the citizens who fall under its purview. The citizens who live in West Baltimore, where the rioting began, intuitively understand this. I grew up across the street from Mondawmin Mall, where today's riots began. Over the past four years, more than 100 people have won court judgments or settlements related to allegations of brutality and civil rights violations. Poverty Denialism in a Culture of Cruelty: Bashing the Poor as Right-Wing Amusement. Hunter Ian Gibson Trampled To Death By Elephant He Was Tracking To Kill For Ivory.

A professional game hunter has been trampled to death by an elephant while leading a hunt with an American client in Zimbabwe.

Hunter Ian Gibson Trampled To Death By Elephant He Was Tracking To Kill For Ivory

Ian Gibson, 55, was tracking animals in Chewore North in the lower Zambezi Valley of Zimbabwe, when the young bull elephant “began a full charge.” Nepal Earthquake: Unatti Foundation Girls Cook for Survivors in Kathmandu. By Erin Hill @erinhillny Amid the devastation and destruction in the Kathmandu valley of Nepal, a group of 20 young girls are handing out first aid kits and cooking rice and lentils for the thousands of displaced earthquake survivors in their community.

Nepal Earthquake: Unatti Foundation Girls Cook for Survivors in Kathmandu

These brave young women are part of the Unatti Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing food, shelter and education for orphaned and underprivileged children of Nepal. Despite being in the center of where the massive 7.9-magnitude earthquake hit on Saturday, everyone that is a part of the Unatti Foundation, which includes five employees and 20 girls (ages 4-20), is safe.

Cancer patient with a week to live flees Kansas for-profit Medicaid for life-saving surgery in Memphis. A high school senior who was rejected by Kansas Gov.

Cancer patient with a week to live flees Kansas for-profit Medicaid for life-saving surgery in Memphis

Sam Brownback’s (R) reformed for-profit state Medicaid system said that he was just days away from dying when he fled the state and found treatment at a hospital in Tennessee. Just last week, 18-year-old Levi Ross told KMBC that it had been a month since doctor’s discovered that he had a type of spinal cancer called epitheliod sarcoma and already the tumor had doubled in size. Ross’ doctors advised him to get treatment out of state, but after not responding for weeks, his insurance provider rejected the advice. After taking office, Gov. Brownback reformed the state’s Medicaid system by enrolling low-income and disabled patients in a for-profit system called KanCare. Kansas Department of Health and Environment spokesperson Sara Belfry told KMBC that she wasn’t authorized to speak about Ross’ case, but she said that getting out-of-state care required a special two-step approval process.

It Will Catch Up with Him. At the end of last week we ran several stories on this fundraising dinner Ted Cruz in Manhattan (yes, he was there looking for money) hosted by two prominent gay hoteliers and his effort - like other Republican presidential candidates - to lash out at the "radical gay marriage agenda" as "illegitimate" on the campaign trail while blithely treating the whole issue as an issue best left to states when trying to get money from gay men in New York.

It Will Catch Up with Him

But something else happened at the end of last week that got less attention. One of the main reasons why soon-to-be Attorney General Loretta Lynch's nomination was held up for an unprecedented period of time was that Senator Cruz made it yet another on his list of life or death points of principle for the Conservative movement. And yet, when the whole tangle got solved and she finally got her vote, Cruz didn't even show up to vote. He was off raising money. Tactical Urbanism – Cities Built By People For People. Picnickers urbane in Mexico City reclaim a freeway median.

Tactical Urbanism – Cities Built By People For People

Photo by Ben Welle. Tactical urbanism, or “D.I.Y. urbanism” is the small scale- and usually low cost- implementation of urban improvements in the public space. Mike Lyndon, one of the co-authors of Tactical Urbanism, elucidated the so called “pop-up” urban revitilization projects yesterday as part of an EPA sponsored lecture series on smart growth. These citizen based construction projects use relatively low cost tools and materials to transform underused spaces.

Projects run from simply resurfacing an underused street with gravel to turning a parking spot into a parklet, but the goal is unified across forms: reclaiming land from cars for people. ‘Clinton Cash’ Author Crashes and Burns When Pressed for Evidence of Clinton ... Earlier today, “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer was exposed as a conservative fraud when This Week’s George Stephanopoulos, pressed him to provide his evidence to support his allegations that the Clintons had committed a crime — and he was forced admit that he had not even a shred of evidence, only conspiracies.

‘Clinton Cash’ Author Crashes and Burns When Pressed for Evidence of Clinton ...

Over and over again, Stephanopoulos pressed him for a “smoking gun”, but the paid Republican shill was left rambling about unrelated things and trying to change the subject. Here is the transcript(Video below): Obama And Luther His Anger Translator Shred Fox News At White House Correspon... President Obama brought down the house at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner by bringing out Luther, his anger translator who took a big shot right off the bat at Fox News.

Obama And Luther His Anger Translator Shred Fox News At White House Correspon...

Video: Obama said, “Because, despite our differences, we count on the press to shed light on the most important issues of the day.” Luther’s translation was, “And we can count on Fox News to terrify old white people with some nonsense. Sharia Law is coming to Cleveland. Run for the damn hills. Obama continued, “We won’t always see eye to eye.”

Sheriff Arpaio's attorney quits during contempt hearing, former staff turn on the sheriff. UPDATE! Tuesday in Phoenix, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's civil contempt hearing began, and the first day was a doozie. Welcome to Forbes. How Nestlé is using a Native American tribe's land to get away with draining California dry. You might be most familiar with Nestlé as the company behind some of the world's tastiest cavity-inducing chocolate treats. You know, like these brands. Mediterranean migrants reveal those who survived paid $1,000 extra to be on deck. Captain of capsized migrant ship steered like a 'madman', survivor claimsIbrahim, 20, lost two brothers when the boat got into difficulty on SundayHe describes the skipper and his accomplice as 'horrible and deranged'Another survivor paid extra for a place on the top deck which saved his life By Hannah Roberts In Sicily and Jenny Stanton For Mailonline Published: 12:42 GMT, 22 April 2015 | Updated: 13:15 GMT, 22 April 2015.

Freddie Gray death: Arresting officers provide statements as protests grow in Baltimore. BALTIMORE — Five of the six officers suspended with pay after their parts in arresting Freddie Gray have provided statements to investigators, the Baltimore Police Department said Wednesday. The department will not release personnel records or photos because doing so would violate the law, the police said in a statement. “They have completely cooperated with the investigation from Day 1,” Michael Davey, an attorney for the officers involved in Gray’s arrest, told reporters. Another person, who was inside the prisoner transport van carrying Gray, is a witness in a criminal investigation, so his name won’t be released, police said. “What a horrible mother:” How a call from a “good samaritan” derailed these mothers’ lives. In the moments before the police and county prosecutors and child protective services took over her life, Monique was thinking about dinner.

Buffett1984.pdf. Scott Walker is the absolute worst: Beneath his “Everyman” facade, a grossly incompetent administration. Roseanne Barr on Losing Her Sight, Smoking Weed, Rejecting Feminism, and Not Voting For Hillary. As a documentary movie of her 2012 presidential run is released, Roseanne Barr talks about political game-playing, fame, mortality, and why a Hillary Clinton win wouldn’t be as symbolic as many hope. More Migrant Boats Issue Distress Calls Amid Fears of ‘Massacre’ in Sinking Off Libya. Here's What Happened In Indiana As Soon As The Media Stopped Paying Attention. According to Indiana Gov. Fast Track to Lost Jobs and Lower Wages. This post first appeared at The Huffington Post. This week, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) will reportedly introduce “fast track” (trade promotion authority) legislation in the Senate, to help President Obama complete the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade and investment deal with 11 other countries in Asia and the Americas.

All Work and No Pay. BILL MOYERS: This week on Moyers & Company: all work and no pay-- food workers fight for a living wage. Deaton_kahneman_high_income_improves_evaluation_August2010. Anonymous #OpIsis: Hacktivists publish how-to guide for identifying Islamic S... Anonymous claims that its campaign against Islamic State's social media presence is its biggest ever and wants you to help out. The group of hacktivists which in the past has carried out numerous high profile campaigns against both private companies like PayPal and governments like the regime in Tunisia, has recently turned its attention to Islamic State and in particular the group's online presence. Nestle Continues Stealing World's Water During Drought. Nestlé is draining California aquifers, from Sacramento alone taking 80 million gallons annually.

Here Is the Secret Jargon Doctors Use to Talk Trash About You to Your Face. Nestlé is bottling water from the heart of California’s drought — and the Forest Service is finally going to look into it. Nestlé has been pumping water from a national forest with an expired permit for over 25 years. Toddler won’t nap? Daytime sleep might be keeping her from getting a full night’s rest.

When 'Stranger Danger' Is Actually CPS And Your Nosy Neighbor. R Street takes big leap forward as the Warehouse Artist Lofts create new cultural hub - The City. Fatal shootings by on-duty police officers: An analysis. Painkiller Opana, new scourge of rural America. Left rallies to protect Obama on Iranian nuclear deal.

Read the Memo on Jack Lew’s Meeting with Tom Steyer Treasury Tried to Keep Secret. Obama Calls for End to ‘Conversion’ Therapies for Gay and Transgender Youth. The rush to humiliate the poor. The Inside Story Of Matt Taibbi's Departure From First Look Media. Ted Cruz's Dad: Here's What The "Average Black" Doesn't Understand. Rollingstone. The Scandal That Could Blow Up Rand Paul's Machine. Papantonio: The Religious Right’s Home School Fraud. Nestle Continues Stealing World's Water During Drought. Obama White House Blasts Mike Pence For Lying About Indiana Religious Freedom Law.

Dependency culture debunked: Study finds welfare makes people more likely to want to work — not less.