AOL 1 April 2018

Trump lashes out over border security, immigration on Twitter: ‘NO MORE DACA DEAL!’

Filed under: News, Politics, White House President Trump started his Sunday morning on Twitter with a “Happy Easter” message to his followers, but about an hour later, he lashed out over a range of issues on border security and immigration.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Kim Jong Un, wife watch South Korean K-pop stars perform in Pyongyang

Filed under: News, World News, Art & BooksSEOUL, April 1 (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju were among the hundreds in Pyongyang on Sunday watching South Korean K-pop singers perform in the North for the first time in more than a decade as tensions between the two countries thaw.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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‘British Vogue’ makes history with model wearing hijab on new coverdiverse new cover

Filed under: Entertainment, Celebrity, Celebrity StyleA hijab-wearing model has proven that her fashion style is truly en vogue as she makes history wearing her cultural headwear on the cover of British Vogue.“With the styling, I just wanted them to feel empowered, so chose a careful palette of khakis, blacks and creams so they’d feel ready for anything. Strong, powerful and poised for exciting futures. Three cheers for that.”Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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US needs the 'resolve' to take on Russia, says GOP Sen. Johnson

Filed under: News, Politics, Congress WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Ron Johnson said Sunday that the U.S. and Western allies must stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin in the face of "aggression" and "provocations" from Moscow.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Members of royal family noticeably absent from Easter church service: Who wasn't there and why?

Filed under: Entertainment, Celebrity, RoyalsThe British royal family stepped out on Sunday for an Easter church service at Windsor Castle -- the same venue that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will get married in on May 19 -- though several key members of the family were absent for the celebration.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Dismissed VA head Shulkin says he did not resign

Filed under: News, Politics, White House WASHINGTON — Former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin maintained Sunday that he was fired and did not resign from his post, despite conflicting claims from the White House.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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China says Tiangong-1 space station to enter Earth's atmosphere on Monday

Filed under: News, Space, Science & TechBEIJING, April 1 (Reuters) - China's Tiangong-1 spacecraft will re-enter the Earth's atmosphere at some point on Monday, the country's space agency said in a statement.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Obamacare premiums are still on the rise — here's how much they're increasing in every state

Filed under: News, Politics, PolicyObamacare premiums increased between 2017 and 2018, according to a new study.The average cost of the cheapest silver-tier plan increased 32% across the US. Gold-tier plans saw a 19.1% increase.There were a variety of reasons for the increases, from Trump administration changes to marketplace fundamentals.Check out the increases for silver and gold plans by state in maps below.Affordable Care Act premiums are headed in the same direction as last year: higher.Revelations that Trump's lawyer may have dangled pardons to Flynn and Manafort leave a huge question unansweredJeff Sessions just tamped down conservative calls for a second special counselOne of the nation's most controversial governors finds himself as a key figure in an unprecedented lawsuit against TrumpRead more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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There's a huge caveat in the US' expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats

Filed under: News, Politics, InternationalThe US' expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats in response to a chemical attack on a former Russian spy in the UK, announced earlier this week, has a huge loophole.A State Department official confirmed that the US will not require Russia to reduce the number of staff in its Washington embassy.In other words, the 60 diplomats — many of whom were undercover intelligence officers — who were kicked out can be replaced by others.Targeted expulsions like this week's are not uncommon; the Obama administration's move to expel 35 diplomats in 2016 was made under similar conditions.President Donald Trump's administration announced this week that it would expel 60 Russian diplomats from the US and close a Russian diplomatic compound in Seattle in response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the UK.A widening rift between Trump and his administrationRussia is expelling another 50 British diplomats in row over Sergei Skripal poisoning'I'll win': Trump reportedly told Putin he would beat him in a nuclear arms raceJeff Sessions just tamped down conservative calls for a second special counselRead more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Pope Francis calls for peace in the Holy Land in Easter address

Filed under: News, World News, ReligionVATICAN CITY, April 1 (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in his Easter address on Sunday, called for peace in the Holy Land two days after 15 Palestinians were killed on the Israeli-Gaza border, saying the conflict there "does not spare the defenseless."Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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'Where's Waldo?' is hiding in Google Maps for April Fool's Day

Filed under: News, Tech News, Science & Tech Where's Waldo, you ask? Somewhere inside Google Maps, apparently.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Here are the laws that David Hogg and student gun-control activists from Parkland actually want to pass

Filed under: News, Politics, PolicyThe national conversation about guns in America has been hijacked in recent days by a controversy between a Fox News host and David Hogg, one of the student leaders of the gun-control movement that erupted following February's mass shooting at a high school in Florida. Ingraham and Hogg traded barbs this week after the TV pundit personally attacked Hogg for complaining about not getting accepted into a few universities. But amid the feud, the debate over guns in America rages on.Here's what Hogg and other gun control activists are trying to achieve. The controversy between Fox News host Laura Ingraham and a 17-year-old Parkland shooting survivor and gun control activist whom she mocked on Twitter continues to make headlines.Ban "assault weapons"Prohibit high-capacity magazinesClose background-check loopholesAdditional proposalsSlap a 10% tax on all firearms salesRaise the minimum federal age of gun ownership and possession to 21Increase spending for mental health care programsRejected by 4 colleges 'and whines about it': A Fox News host mocked a Parkland shooting survivor — now he's going after her advertisersMeet the 6 impressive teenagers who are leading a massive gun-control movement after the Parkland massacreA doctored photo showing a prominent Parkland shooting survivor ripping up the Constitution went viral on right-wing social mediaRead more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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How Martin Luther King Jr.’s death impacted the entertainment industry

Filed under: Entertainment, Celebrity, Celebrity NewsApril 4 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. In a banner story, Variety said the national grieving was profound and the entertainment industry’s reaction was unprecedented: “But then, King was more than just an individual; he was a symbol of civil-rights equality to all men of good will.”Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Sister Jean got the Crying Jordan treatment after Loyola lost in the Final Four

Filed under: News, Sports, CollegeMichigan ended Loyola's Cinderella run with a strong second-half performance.Loyola led by 7 points at the half, but the Wolverines went on a 47-28 run in the second half.After the game, social media was quick to give Sister Jean the Crying Jordan treatment, because Twitter gonna Twitter. Loyola-Chicago's Cinderella run came to an end on Saturday night with a 69-57 loss to Michigan in the Final Four.More March Madness:Here is an updated look at the March Madness bracket with live scoresLoyola-Chicago is just the latest Cinderella team to make a deep run in the tournament — here is how the others faredSister Jean — the surprise star of March Madness — now has her own bobblehead and fans are going nuts for themThe cheapest way to watch March Madness if you don't have cableHere's your complete guide to when and where to watch March MadnessNBA fans turn on 98-year-old chaplain Sister Jean after she claims God prefers college basketballLoyola's amazing Cinderella run almost never happened because the NCAA Tournament selection process is so skewed towards power conferencesSister Jean — the surprise star of March Madness — now has her own bobblehead and fans are going nuts for themRead more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Video shows protester hit by Sacramento sheriff's vehicle at Stephon Clark rally

Filed under: News, US, Controversy SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 31 (Reuters) - About 200 people demonstrated in Sacramento on Saturday to protest the fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark, in the latest of nearly two weeks of rallies since the unarmed black man was gunned down in his grandmother's yard.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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Speedometer in fatal Calif. cliff crash was 'pinned' at 90 mph

Filed under: News, US, Tragedy The speedometer of an SUV that plunged about 100 feet off a California cliff with a same-sex couple and their adopted children on board was reportedly “pinned” at 90 mph.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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