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Source: The Guradian

Kamala Harris officially enters US presidential race

Today 19:05 GMT

Kamala Harris, the first-term California senator and the state’s former attorney general, has officially launched her presidential campaign for 2020, jumping into an already crowded Democratic field with no clear frontrunner.

Voters will choose who is best suited to take on Trump and who can appeal to the party’s many constituencies, which include white rural voters, young people, college-educated women and people of color.

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Source: Global News

Democrat Kamala Harris officially enters 2020 presidential race

Today 19:05 GMT

First-term Democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California, a rising party star and outspoken critic of U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, launched her 2020 campaign for the White House on Monday by touting her prior career as a prosecutor.

Julian Castro, former member of Obama’s cabinet, joins 2020 presidential race. “I have the unique experience of having been a leader in local government, state government and federal government,” she said in an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America.

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Source: DW

WHO: Anti-vaccination campaigns threaten global health

Today 19:05 GMT

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that a lack of willingness to vaccinate was one of the world's greatest health risks.

The World Health Organization has warned that anti-vaccine propaganda is causing an alarming resurgence in preventable diseases. SPD politician Karl Lauterbach has called for mandatory vaccination in Germany.

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Source: Global News

Russell Brand called out for ‘sexist’ parenting style

Today 19:05 GMT

Russell Brand pitching himself as some New Age, all new, mature and sensitive dad – and then saying he’s too sensitive to do any actual parenting is the most Russell Brand thing I’ve ever read in my life pic.twitter.com/T0KSObnWXo

The actor, who recently touched on his parenting style in an interview with The Sunday Times Magazine, admitted he had only spent “a night” with his daughters Mabel and Peggy.

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Source: The Guradian

How to stop the climate crisis: six lessons from the campaign that saved the ozone

Today 15:24 GMT

The ozone layer was a relatively simple fix compared with the climate, which is the biggest, most complex, multidimensional challenge humanity has ever faced.

In our lifetimes, the ozone hole will be closed in the stratosphere while the increasingly angry beast of climate rages below. Each fraction of a degree of global heating that can be prevented will save lives, species and money.

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Source: Fox News

Dems allege they were hacked, likely by Russian intel, after 2018 midterms

Friday 23:40 GMT

“APT29 is a sophisticated actor, and while sophisticated actors are not infallible, seemingly blatant mistakes are cause for pause when considering historical uses of deception by Russian intelligence services,” it added.

The allegation was revealed in court documents filed overnight Thursday, with the DNC saying the hackers appear to have used the same techniques as the Russian hacking group “Cozy Bear” – or APT 29 – that is allegedly linked to Russian intelligence.

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Source: Global News

Is the controversial Gillette commercial good for business?

Sunday 09:54 GMT

WATCH: ‘Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything’: Colin Kaepernick in Nike commercial. McByran said the difference in Gillette’s ad is that it is less subtle in its activism than Nike’s, which may backfire for Gillette, but “we’ll just have to see how customers speak with their dollars.” Benoit cited soap and beauty products brand Dove’s campaign for “real beauty” in 2004.

A nearly two-minute ad, released by Gillette this week, shows men harassing women, boys fighting at a barbeque and on the street, and eventually, shows other men stepping up to stop the incidents.

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Source: The Guradian

Vote 'Dildo for Indonesia': rivals for president find young voters hard to please

Saturday 02:25 GMT

With voters aged 17-40 accounting for about 40% of the electorate, both presidential candidates have tried hard to appeal to young voters, especially online.

The world’s third-largest democracy heads to the polls in April, and millennials will account for 80 out of 187 million voters, but some young voters are not enthused about the choices in front of them. On Thursday night in the first of five presidential debates – focused on law, human rights, terrorism and corruption – neither candidate veered much off script, with analysts suggesting they failed to articulate creative visions for some of Indonesia’s most deep-rooted problems.

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Source: Common Domain

Facebook Pulls More Russia-Linked Accounts

Friday 23:40 GMT

The company removed about 500 pages and accounts on both Facebook and its Instagram photo service, Facebook cybersecurity policy head Nathaniel Gleicher said in a statement.

Facebook Inc. FB 0.52% said early Thursday that it had removed pages and accounts linked to what it said were two Russia-based misinformation campaigns, the latest step in the social-media company’s effort to prevent misuse of its service.

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Source: Fox News

Trump at presidential halfway mark: Where he stands on campaign promises

Sunday 21:49 GMT

As he reaches that milestone in his presidency, we offer this look at some of the promises Trump made from the campaign trail – and where he stands on delivering them.

Blocking White House officials’ foreign lobbying: One of the very first campaign promises Trump kept was banning White House officials for life from lobbying on behalf of a foreign government. He’s kept that promise, donating portions of the money to various Cabinet departments.

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Source: BBC

Mueller disputes Buzzfeed's Trump report

Sunday 02:23 GMT

US special counsel Robert Mueller has disputed a claim that President Trump told his long-time lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.

Quoting the officials, Buzzfeed said Cohen told the special counsel that after the November 2016 elections, Mr Trump "personally instructed him to lie" - by claiming that negotiations ended months earlier then they actually did - "in order to obscure Trump's involvement".

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Source: Fox News

Giuliani mocked by late night hosts for 'admitting' that Trump campaign colluded with Russia

Saturday 12:40 GMT

Appearing on CNN Wednesday night, Giuliani said he "never said there was no collusion" between members of President Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russian officials -- but he did say that Trump himself never colluded with Russian officials.

“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert told his audience Thursday that Giuliani “basically went on TV to admit” that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. STEPHEN COLBERT GIVES KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND CAMPAIGN GIFTS, INCLUDING AIRPLANE TICKET TO MICHIGAN. “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah also concluded that Giuliani “admitted” that collusion took place between Russia and the Trump campaign.

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Source: Global News

COMMENTARY: Backlash against Gillette’s ‘toxic masculinity’ ad reveals exactly why it’s needed

Saturday 19:04 GMT

It’s an advertisement saying that men shouldn’t harass & assault women, we shouldn’t bully, shouldn’t resort to violence, and we should hold our fellow men accountable. The comments under the @Gillette toxic masculinity ad is a living document of how desperately society needs things like the Gillette toxic masculinity ad.

Seriously: if your masculinity is THAT threatened by an ad that says we should be nicer then you're doing masculinity wrong.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte