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Source: The Guradian

Time's finally up for Hollywood's Lolita complex

Saturday 06:05 GMT

Calling out abuse in a libertine age is never going to be a cut-and-dried proposition, but if the #MeToo movement accomplishes anything, it will be to shine a spotlight on those recesses of male vanity that have provided artistic cover, and ingenious disguise, for the exploitation of child-women.

Nymphetmania has a long and hoary pedigree in Hollywood, and flourished years before Nabokov gave us the Lolita syndrome.

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Source: BBC

Is it time for US teachers to carry guns?

Friday 21:52 GMT

The lobby group published a report calling for armed officers or staff in every school in America, and in 2013, the year after Sandy Hook, seven states enacted laws permitting teachers or school staff to carry guns.

"Pursuing the NRA philosophy that you can put guns into the hands of teachers and untrained individuals, and expect them to make decisions that law enforcement or military are supposed to make, is backwards and it's dangerous."

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Source: Global News

The data is in: Here are the winners and losers of the new mortgage rules so far

Saturday 21:51 GMT

Homeowners in Ottawa and Montreal: Despite the new mortgage rules, homesellers in Ottawa and Montreal can count on roaring local economies and home prices that are still relatively affordable to keep attracting new buyers.

Still, the breakdown of likely winners and losers looks a little different in a few local markets:. Owners of detached homes in Vancouver, Toronto and surrounding areas: In the nation’s priciest markets of Vancouver and Toronto, the new mortgage rules are pushing more homebuyers toward less expensive properties.

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Source: Fox News

Republican Kevin Cramer announces bid to challenge Heitkamp for Senate in North Dakota

Sunday 02:26 GMT

North Dakota Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer announced Friday plans to run for Senate against Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp.

"Voters will see right through Congressman Cramer and hold him accountable for a self-serving record that has hurt North Dakotans," Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spokesman David Bergstein said in a statement.

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Source: NBC News

Russian trolls flood Twitter after Parkland shooting

Friday 21:52 GMT

Social media companies including Twitter, Facebook and Google have faced rebuke and testified in hearings about how Russian trolls and other malicious actors exploit their platforms to spread political disinformation and profit from partisan hoaxes.

Recently the social media giant has said it will "continue to strengthen our fight against malicious automation and coordinated efforts to manipulate the Twitter platform."

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Source: New York Times

A Freshman New Jersey Mayor, at Age 93, Tackles Same Old Problems

Saturday 21:51 GMT

The new mayor here looked gleefully down at the 6-month old girl, the daughter of a city councilman, but opted against the traditional political peck on the baby’s cheek — it was the germs, he said.

Tinton Falls, a quaint town of roughly 18,000 people five miles inland from the Jersey Shore, was quickly in the spotlight, and it had its new mayor to thank. But now, after several weeks in office, he is running into the kind of traditional problem that plagues mayors across the country: a disagreeable City Council.

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Source: Common Domain

$26 Million Miami Beach Mansion Under Construction Has 150 Feet of Water Frontage

Friday 21:52 GMT

A mansion under construction in Miami Beach, Florida, being built for Russian-born Victoria’s Secret model Vita Sidorkina and her husband, Italian-born developer, Valerio Morabito, is now up for grabs for $26 million.

Inspired by its natural landscape, the mansion by the ocean features an entryway surrounded by reflective ponds and gardens, a first floor elevated 13 feet above sea level, a six-car garage, a 90-foot pool and 150 feet of water frontage.

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Source: Fox News

U.S. officials visit Utah man in Venezuelan jail, cite health concerns

Saturday 21:51 GMT

The agency, which has denounced the Venezuelan government for routinely denying U.S. consular officers visits with Joshua Holt at the Caracas jail where he is being held with his wife, a Venezuelan national, told Fox News that U.S. officials were able to see the 26-year-old man on Feb. 9.. “We continue to have grave concerns about Joshua Holt’s precarious health and lack of access to sufficient medical care,” the official said in a statement, on condition of anonymity.

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Source: NBC News

In Houston, outrage over a school arrest that landed a student in immigration detention

Friday 21:52 GMT

The Houston school district is under fire after a student without legal status ended up in immigration detention following his arrest by a school police officer for an altercation with a female student.

Outrage over the youth's detention has forced the Houston Independent School District to make clear that it did not turn Rivera over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement or call ICE. The district said in a written statement Wednesday it does not use district resources "to assist in deportation actions and we do not report students to ICE.". "Our superintendent and administration remain steadfast in the district’s commitment to educating every student regardless of their immigration status.

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Source: NBC News

Giada’s new popcorn line pays homage to her Italian recipes

Saturday 20:56 GMT

According to Simply7, the line was created because De Laurentiis was “looking for a snack she felt good about giving her daughter, Jade (a popcorn fan), but didn’t like the options on shelves.”

The ultimate goal of the program is to have female farmers in the U.S. be the sole source for the red and blue corn used in Simply7 with Giada.

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Source: Global News

China marks firework-free Lunar New Year, millions celebrate around the globe

Saturday 21:51 GMT

While in Nepal, exiled Tibetans living in Kathmandu carried images of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, as the community — estimated to number in their thousands — gathered to celebrate Lhosar, the Tibetan Lunar New Year, with traditional music and food.

Overnight, police patrolled deserted neighbourhoods in the Chinese capital — normally abuzz with excitement as the country welcomes the arrival of the Lunar New Year.

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Source: Common Domain

Why commodities and gold won’t protect you from inflation’s punch

Friday 21:52 GMT

Consider the extent to which various commodities have responded in the past to inflation, according to a study that appeared in the Financial Analysts Journal several years ago by Claude Erb, a former fixed-income and commodities manager at mutual-fund firm TCW Group, and Campbell Harvey, a finance professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

For more information, including descriptions of the Hulbert Sentiment Indices, go to The Hulbert Financial Digest or email mark@hulbertratings.com .

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Source: Washington Post

Fairfax County fire chief announces retirement amid complaints about handling of sexual harassment

Saturday 21:51 GMT

Fairfax County’s fire chief announced his retirement Friday, a little over a week after county officials said they would investigate allegations that the department failed to curb sexual harassment.

Stanley detailed a long list of complaints, including saying a group of men received privileges that women did not, a female firefighter was retaliated against after seeking an apology for sexual harassment and the department’s “zero tolerance” policy for sexual harassment was not acted upon. “I hope with the new administration we will get through all these problems,” Stanley said Friday.

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Source: Common Domain

Ultra-processed’ foods linked with a higher risk of cancer and apps that make you richer

Friday 21:52 GMT

David Dayen, in a piece he wrote for The Nation, slams the Berkshire Hathaway boss — and those heaping praise upon him — for the inequality crisis in the United States.

A new study shows foods including desserts and chicken nuggets create higher risk. Women are more likely to get offered leadership roles in a crisis, a phenomenon known as the ‘glass cliff.’ A bipartisan Senate immigration proposal failed to advance Thursday, as did President Donald Trump’s rival proposal, leaving Congress with no clear path for addressing the fate of hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants.

Source: The Guradian

Students who escaped Florida shooting voice anger at Trump as protests spread

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: CTV

Trump's Twitter tirades turn to Oprah

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: CBS News

Transcript: John Podesta on "Face the Nation," Feb. 18, 2018

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump lashes out over Russia probe in angry and error-laden tweetstorm

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: NBC News

Russian curler faces scrutiny after doping tests return positive

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: ABC News

Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: BBC

Swastikas drawn on Poland's Israel embassy

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: CTV

#BeccaToldMeTo: Teen who inspired kindness movement dies at 18

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump inaugural committee directed $26 million for event production to firm connected to Melania Trump adviser

Friday 21:53 GMT
Source: Washington Post

How two GMU professors teamed up to create high-tech music

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: Global News

Trudeau, Sajjan ask to meet with Indian politician who criticized Canadian government

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: DW

As China takes 'center stage,' Europe stands at a crossroads

Friday 21:53 GMT
Source: BBC

What to look out for at London Fashion Week

Saturday 11:48 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Treasury yields lower as bond market settles down from wild swings this week

Saturday 13:36 GMT

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