April 2017 / 139 posts found

Navy, Marines Ban Nude Photo-Sharing After Scandal

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The revised regulations, which apply to Navy and Marine Corps personnel, were dated Monday and made public on Tuesday, reported Navy Times. The changeamounts to a lawful order, which can be enforced with the full weight of the justice system, from non-judicial punishment to general court martial, the paper noted. The new regulations from the Department of the Navy, which includes the Navy and the Marine Corps, come more than a month after Marine veteran Thomas Brennan, who runs the nonprofit news organization The Center for Investigative Reporting. The revision signed by Acting Navy Secretary Sean Stackley is considered an [...]

Steve King Toasts Border Patrol After Deportation Of Dreamer

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WASHINGTON Immigrant rights advocates were dismayed on Tuesday by reports that the first undocumented immigrant with active Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals protections under President Donald Trump. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) had the opposite reaction. First non-valedictorian DREAMer deported. Border Patrol, this ones for you, King tweeted, with a photo of a beer. infamously said in 2014 first reported by USA Today on Tuesday Customs and Border Protection spokesman Ralph DeSio said agents apprehended Montes minutes after he climbed over the fence from Mexico and that he admitted under oath to having entered the country illegally. He added that Montes [...]

DNC Announces Members Of Unity Reform Commission

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The panel was created at the partys national convention in July as a last-minute compromise between supporters of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and those of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who were demanding the elimination of super-delegates from presidential primaries. At the 2016 convention, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and national delegates agreed that in order to capture the energy of Democrats from across the country it is critical that we enhance the nominating process that continues to embrace the big tent of our party, Perez said in a statement. This includes everyone, from lifelong Democrats to 18-year-olds who cast their first [...]

New United Airlines Policy Scraps Last-Minute Boarding for Crew Members

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We issued an updated policy to make sure crews traveling on our aircraft are booked at least 60 minutes prior to departure, United spokeswoman Maggie Schmerin told The Huffington Post on Sunday, noting that previously crews could be booked up until the time of departure. This ensures situations like Flight 3411 never happen again, she said. This is one of our initial steps in a review of our policies in order to deliver the best customer experience. A lawyer for Dao says his client suffered a concussion, a broken nose and missing teeth as a result of the incident. This [...]

Republicans Catch Up In Early Voting For Georgia’s Special Election

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There were roughly the same number of Republicans and Democrats who voted when early voting ended on Friday, according to New York Times election expert Nate Cohn. Michael McDonald, a political scientist at the University of Florida, came up with similar figures. The virtually even turnout among Democrats and Republicans in the district is a major change from the first week of early voting, in which Democrats enjoyed a significant lead. And the lack of party registration in Georgia makes tea-leaf reading that much harder. To identify partisans, Cohn and McDonald looked at the last party primary that each of [...]

Facebook Cracks Down on 30,000 Fake News Accounts Ahead of French Election

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The company is using automated methods to help screen out the fakes, such as finding content repeated on hundreds of the phony sites. Facebook said in a statement Friday that its taking decisive action against the accounts, presumably shutting them down. The company is relying on improvements to recognize these inauthentic accounts more easily by identifying patterns of activity without assessing the content itself, Shaik added. Facebook hopes toreduce the spread of material generated through inauthentic activity, including spam, misinformation, or other deceptive content that is often shared by creators of fake accounts. Facebook is a key element in any [...]

Steelers Owner Dan Rooney Dies

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No cause of death was released. Rooneys father, Art, purchased the Steelers in 1933 and the family has run the team since that time. Pittsburgh has won six Super Bowl titles under the familys leadership. Dans dedication to the game, to the players and coaches, to his beloved Pittsburgh, and to Steelers fans everywhere was unparalleled. He was a role model and trusted colleague to commissioners since Bert Bell, countless NFL owners, and so many others in and out of the NFL. A voice of reason on a wide range of topics, including diversity and labor relations, Dan always had [...]

‘Survivor’ Contestant Outed As Transgender During Shocking Tribal Council

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Survivor contestants have a reputation for double-crossing one another, but one competitor hit a new low when he outed a fellow player as transgender on Wednesday nights episode. According to EOnline.com, Varner admitted to Survivor: Game Changers host Jeff Probst that he felt he was going home, and then proceeded to out Smith in an attempt to paint him as untrustworthy and perhaps inspire other contestants to switch their votes. Smith, who identified as a gay man in both seasons hes appeared on Survivor, but who had not come out as trans, was blindsided by Varners comments. In fact, several [...]

The Trump White House Still Hasn’t Made Peace With The Press

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WASHINGTON On President Donald Trumps 83rd day in office, CNN correspondent Jim Acosta called for an easing of tensions between two warring factions. I think at some point were going to need a dtente between this administration and the news media, or else its just going to get worse and worse and worse, he said. Acosta appeared on stage Wednesday at the Newseum as part of a marathon session of speeches, panels and interviews tackling the fraught relationship between the president and the press. Theres always been an inevitable, and healthy, tension between the White House and the media, with [...]

Trump Rushes Into World Affairs

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He may be right about the first three, but he is taking the planet on a hair-raising ride into a perilous unknown as he tests the fourth. Im flexible, and Im proud of that, the president said the other day. Its partly about turning around his dismal domestic polls. Trump is not just wagging the dog; he is wagging a whole pack of them. Have you heard much about Obamacare or the wall lately? Trumps new embrace of world affairs also has to do with putting White House chief adviser Steve Bannon in a corner. Yes, the meister was laughing [...]