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Source: Reuters

Movies with a message make impact beyond Oscars glitz

Today 11:44 GMT

All were produced and financed by Participant Media, a pioneer among a group of companies aiming to advance social missions through movies.

It will compete at the Oscars on Sunday for best picture with “Green Book,” a Participant movie released by Comcast Corp’s Universal Pictures about a black pianist on a 1962 concert tour of the segregated U.S. South. The black-and-white drama, which was distributed by Netflix Inc, revolves around Cleo, an indigenous Mexican housekeeper who displays courage in the face of serious challenges.

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Source: Fox News

Pennsylvania landfills raise a stink in a New Jersey town

Friday 00:35 GMT

“We don’t want this to drag out any longer and we aren’t looking to take legal action; we just simply want the smell fixed,” he said.

Tullytown, GROWS Landfill and GROWS North in Falls Township — are closed and have  been capped with a plastic lid and soil for at least two to three years. Officials at Waste Management insist they were only made aware of the smell earlier this month and weren’t contacted directly until Tuesday.

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Source: Common Domain

The Amazon-New York Deal Is a Perfect Example of Why You Should Never Forget Opportunity Costs

Today 14:30 GMT

Opportunity costs are essential in decision-making, but easily ignored, because they are not direct spending costs on the project and can be subjective.

Governor Cuomo, who backed the deal, appears to have ignored the opportunity costs when he said bringing Amazon to New York: “costs us nothing, nada, niente, goose egg.” Only if the next-best alternative would have generated no tax revenue does the deal have zero opportunity costs.

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Source: Fox News

Texas community celebrates boy's 'miraculous recovery' with superhero sendoff

Today 08:04 GMT

TRUMP'S PERSONAL LETTER 'TOUCHED' WOMAN WHO WAS BATTLING BRAIN TUMOR: 'I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT'. They expect him to make a full recovery as he enters kindergarten in the fall with his twin brother, Hudson.

Days before Christmas, Owen Coulter, 5, of Austin, Texas, was rushed to the hospital with a deadly virus and moments later, his heart stopped. He was unresponsive.

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Source: The Guradian

New York’s Met Museum showcases the power of camp in new exhibition

Today 11:44 GMT

Camp both high (the ballet, Caravaggio) and low (superheroes, Strictly) will be the subject of this year’s major fashion exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This issue of the ‘cultural appropriation’ of camp was addressed by Bolton, who acknowledged the grievance felt by those who believe Sontag downplayed their connection to camp. “Camp began as a private code in the gay community,” he said, adding that he hoped to engage with this debate in a nuanced way.

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Source: BBC

An HIV data leak has left a community in fear

Today 00:34 GMT

Joyce is HIV positive, and was told in the call that this information - along with details of more than 14,000 other infected people in Singapore - had been made public in a massive data breach.

Authorities say the leak has been contained, but this is little relief to a vulnerable community in a society that continues to stigmatise the condition. Joyce, who didn't want her real name or nationality revealed, contracted HIV more than two decades ago from a boyfriend who went on to die from it.

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Source: Fox News

Ocasio-Cortez goes on tear defending role in Amazon’s New York exit

Thursday 08:59 GMT

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez vigorously defended her role in sinking Amazon’s move to New York City on Tuesday in the face of bipartisan criticism, claiming the deal would have been “one of the biggest giveaways in state history” and would have priced people out of the local community. “Frankly, the knee-jerk reaction assuming that I ‘don’t understand’ how tax giveaways to corps work is disappointing,” she tweeted.

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Source: Global News

Cat Lake First Nation chief to meet with federal minister amid housing, mould crisis

Friday 19:05 GMT

Remote Cat Lake, a fly-in Ojibway community of about 450 people, is about 180 kilometres north of Sioux Lookout, Ont. Cat Lake First Nation crisis spotlights health-care struggles of remote communities. One major issue is ensuring the existing ice road – the community’s only land access – is capable of supporting the loads required to get portables and building supplies to Cat Lake.

The Canadian government is promising more than $10 million to build new homes, repair others, and put portables in place for a remote Indigenous community in northern Ontario where substandard mould-infested housing has sparked a health crisis, according to a framework agreement signed on Thursday.

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Source: The Guradian

Obama talks empowerment at My Brother's Keeper event: 'You matter'

Thursday 20:55 GMT

On Tuesday, hundreds of young men from across the US filed into an auditorium in Oakland, California, ready to be inspired at the Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper event.

“For those of you who don’t know me, I am Michelle’s husband, Barack,” Obama quipped to the cheering crowd at MBK Rising, a two-day event promoting mentoring programmes for young men and boys of color. Surrounded by over 20 young men who had earned their seats through demonstrations of leadership and commitments to community, Obama was joined by Golden State Warriors basketball player Steph Curry.

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Source: Common Domain

Trump’s disruptive protectionism could be the opportunity to reinvent trade relationships

Thursday 14:29 GMT

It results from a key distinction between the “what” of trade (where there is relatively broad-based agreement among countries) and the “how” (where differences have tended to undermine important relationships, whether trans-Atlantic or between China and the world’s advanced countries).

Related: Trump suggests trade-deal flexibility: March 1 tariff deadline is ‘not a magical date’. The relatively wide agreement in the international trade area tends to focus on four main hypotheses that are supported by a body of research and evidence:. First, free and fair trade is in the interest of most people in most countries, but it is not sufficient for inclusive prosperity.

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Source: Global News

Cat Lake First Nation woman, 48, dies amid housing and health crisis

Thursday 19:05 GMT

A 48-year-old woman from Cat Lake First Nation has died more than one month after the remote northwestern Ontario community declared a state of emergency over a housing and health crisis.

READ MORE: Cat Lake First Nation crisis spotlights health-care struggles of remote communities. Angus visited the community in January amid the emergency and posted photos online of children suffering from red rashes due to the mould.

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Source: Fox News

Why would a US spy go to work for Iran What we can learn from the incredible story of Monica Witt

Thursday 19:05 GMT

Monica Elfriede Witt, 39, a former Air Force counterintelligence specialist who once held a top-secret security clearance, stands accused of being one of these disloyal Americans.

U.S. counterintelligence officers will be on the hook to incorporate lessons learned from the Witt case to ensure something like this doesn’t happen again.

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Source: BBC

Drag queen story hour in the US Bible Belt

Thursday 21:50 GMT

Events where drag performers read to children - are moving out of the big cities and coming to conservative southern US states.

"The frequency with which traditional gender stereotypes are reinforced - every time a child uses a gendered bathroom or is called a good boy or girl - far outnumber the instances that gender is questioned, for example being read to by a drag queen."

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Source: Fox News

Gettysburg College trustee resigns over 1980 photo showing him dressed as Nazi

Thursday 05:09 GMT

A member of the board of trustees at a Pennsylvania college resigned this week after a yearbook photo surfaced that shows him and others dressed as Nazis at a 1980 party.. Bob Garthwait, who graduated from Gettysburg College in 1982, has made significant donations to the school over the years, Harrisburg’s FOX 43 reported.

Gettysburg College is a private, four-year liberal arts college of about 2,400 students, located near the Gettysburg Battlefield.


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