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BREAKING: Flynn Exposes Trump

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The first and most important domino has fallen. Democrat victory over Trump now an inevitability.

Former national security advisor Michael Flynn provided special counsel Robert Mueller with information about possible efforts to interfere or obstruct his investigation, according to documents made public late Thursday.

In a filing attached to his sentencing memorandum, federal prosecutors said Flynn “informed the government of multiple instances, both before and after his guilty plea, where either he or his attorneys received communications from persons connected to the Administration or Congress that could have affected both his willingness to cooperate and the completeness of that cooperation.”

Flynn, a former national security advisor, not only told investigators about these communications but also provided the special counsel’s office with a voicemail of one instance. Prosecutors said in their filing that they were not aware of some of these attempts until Flynn informed them.

A federal judge has ordered prosecutors to file transcripts of the voicemail as well as transcripts of any other recordings of Flynn, including his conversations with Russian officials. Judge Emmet Sullivan said they have until May 31 to file the transcripts, and also requested the actual audio recordings.
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Carbon Dioxide Soars to Record-Breaking Levels Not Seen in at Least 800,000 Years

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There is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than there has been for 800,000 years — since before our species evolved.

On Saturday (May 11), the levels of the greenhouse gas reached 415 parts per million (ppm), as measured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. Scientists at the observatory have been measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide levels since 1958. But because of other kinds of analysis, such as those done on ancient air bubbles trapped in ice cores, they have data on levels reaching back 800,000 years.

During the ice ages, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere were around 200 ppm. And during the interglacial periods — the planet is currently in an interglacial period — levels were around 280 ppm, according to NASA.

But every story has its villains: Humans are burning fossil fuels, causing the release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, which are adding an extra blanket on an already feverish planet. So far, global temperatures have risen by about 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit (1 degree Celsius) since the 19th century or pre-industrial times, according to a special report released last year by the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Every year, the Earth sees about 3 ppm more carbon dioxide in the air, said Michael Mann, a distinguished professor of meteorology at Penn State University. "If you do the math, well, it's pretty sobering," he said. "We'll cross 450 ppm in just over a decade."

The subsequent warming is already causing changes to the planet — shrinking glaciers, bleaching coral reefs and intensifying heat waves and storms, among other impacts. And carbon dioxide levels higher than 450 ppm "are likely to lock in dangerous and irreversible changes in our climate," Mann told Live Science.
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Bernie Sanders is Far More Popular With Voters Who Say They Aren't Paying Any Attention

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Former Vice President Joe Biden shot well ahead of his nearest competitors for the 2020 Democratic nomination in the latest Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday, but Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has emerged as the candidate who’s far more popular with voters that say they aren’t paying attention.

The poll found that Biden is currently the only presidential candidate, Democrat or Republican, with a clear positive favorability rating, with 49 percent of voters having a favorable opinion of the 76-year-old former vice president and 39 percent having a negative opinion of him.

Biden also surged ahead as the top pick for the Democratic party nomination with a 19-point lead over the next-closest candidate. Of Democrats or voters leaning Democratic, 36 percent supported Biden. Sanders lagged behind in second place with 16 percent and Warren came in a close third, garnering 13 percent.

Among voters who have paid little or zero attention to the 2020 race, Sanders came out on top with 28 percent. Biden garnered 23 percent of support and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) came in at third place with six percent in the same category of respondents. An additional 22 percent said they didn’t know which candidate to support.

Among voters who have paid some attention to the 2020 race, Biden was the number one pick, with 33 percent of votes. Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) followed behind in second and third place, garnering 19 percent and 16 percent, respectively.

Finally, among voters who have paid a lot of attention to the 2020 race, Biden remained in the top spot with an even higher result of 42 percent. The same category of individuals backed Warren for second place with 15 percent and Sanders fell to third, garnering eight percent among Americans that closely followed the presidential campaign.
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Alabama bans episode of ‘Arthur’ featuring same-sex wedding

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Alabama Public Television has refused to air a recent episode of a children’s program that featured a same-sex wedding.

An episode of the popular animated series Arthur, titled Mr Ratburn and the Special Someone, was deemed inappropriate for the state’s young viewers by Mike McKenzie, the director of programming for the station, saying broadcasting it would be a “violation of trust”.

The series, which has aired since 1996, follows the adventures of the titular eight-year-old aardvark. In the episode in question, he and his classmates overhear their teacher Mr Ratburn, who is a rat, discussing plans for a wedding with a woman, who they assume is his bride-to-be. At the end of the episode it’s revealed that the woman is his sister and that he is actually marrying Patrick, an aardvark. The children, in attendance at the wedding with their parents, delight at the surprise.

While many around the country were heartened by the LGBT inclusion, same-sex expressions of love between cartoon animals are not appropriate for young viewers, according to McKenzie.

“Parents have trusted Alabama Public Television for more than 50 years to provide children’s programs that entertain, educate and inspire,” McKenzie said in a statement. “More importantly – although we strongly encourage parents to watch television with their children and talk about what they have learned afterwards – parents trust that their children can watch APT without their supervision. We also know that children who are younger than the ‘target’ audience for Arthur also watch the program.”
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Ocasio-Cortez likens growing cauliflower to colonialism

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She promised grassroots activism, but this is ridiculous.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has taken aim at cauliflower, claiming that growing the vegetable in community gardens in non-white neighborhoods is an act of colonialism.

“When someone says that it’s ‘too hard’ to do a greenspace that grows yuca instead of, I dunno, cauliflower or something, what you’re doing is you’re taking a colonial approach to environmentalism,” the 29-year-old freshman congresswoman said in an Instagram video for her proposed Green New Deal economic stimulus package.

“And that is why a lot of communities of color get resistant to certain environmentalist movements — because they come with a colonial lens on them.”

Yuca is another name for the subtropical cassava root native to South America.

The tuber is not native to New York — making planting it here also an act of colonization.

There are no rules against growing it in New York City, and it was not clear whom she was referring to who claimed it is “too hard” to do so.

It “requires a warm humid climate,” according to the US Department of Agriculture.

“Temperature is important, as all growth stops at about [50ºF]. Typically, the crop is grown in areas that are frost free the year round,” according to materials from the agency.

Ironically, AOC talked up the Swiss chard, spinach and collard greens she is growing in another video — even though none of those are native to North America, and collards are actually part of the same family as cauliflower, Brassica oleracea.

Ohio and Alabama's new abortion laws seek to punish rape victims as young as 12 years of age

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An 11-year-old girl in Ohio was allegedly raped by a 26-year-old multiple times, leaving her pregnant, according to police reports. A state law passed in April, but not yet in effect, says that victims like her won't have a choice to have an abortion — they would have to carry and deliver their rapist's child.

The law prohibits women from obtaining an abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, about five or six weeks into a pregnancy, before most women even know that they're pregnant.

The law provides no exceptions for rape or incest.

In an email to CBS News, the Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost defended the statute. "Sometimes, the evolution of the law requires bold steps," Yost wrote. "In the last 46 years, the practice of medicine has changed. Science has changed. Even the point of viability has changed. Only the law has lagged behind."

When signing the bill, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine focused on the rights of the fetus. "The essential function of government is to protect the most vulnerable among us, those who don't have a voice," he said. "Government's role should be to protect life from the beginning to the end."

Though the 11-year-old in this case won't be subject to the state's pending law, thousands of other women in the future would be. More than 4,000 women were raped in Ohio in 2017, according to data compiled by the FBI. Of those, more than 800 victims were assaulted by a family member. In the future, if women became pregnant as a result of such crimes, Ohio's so-called "fetal heartbeat bill" would prohibit them from receiving an abortion any time after about six weeks, which is before most women even know they're pregnant.
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Austria's far-right Freedom Party ministers all resign amid scandal

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Sleeping naked can help you to lose weight

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british royal scientists did it again! getting ill, when sleeping naked helps you to fat off!

even better than eating diarrhea food!
Looking to lose weight without putting in any effort?

Toning up could be as easy as sleeping naked.

Numerous studies have shown why dozing in the buff can be beneficial.

So here’s why you should ditch your clothes this evening.

f you’re looking to torch calories while you sleep, wearing less clothes could be the way forward.

When you’re naked, your body works harder to stay warm.

This causes it to burn up more energy than it usually does – as well as speeding the metabolism.

A study published in the US National Institute supported this theory.

It found that brown fat – which is needed to burn calories – increased in participants that were colder.

Results showed: “After a month of exposure to mild cold, the participants had a 42% increase in brown fat volume and a 10% increase in fat metabolic activity.”

Fugitive says he’ll surrender if people like wanted poster

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>A Connecticut police department has reached a deal with a fugitive that would have him surrender if enough people respond to a wanted poster on social media, an agreement that at least one expert calls unethical.

>Jose Simms, 29, who is believed to be somewhere in New York, has seven arrest warrants and is being sought as a fugitive after failing to appear in court on charges that range from breach of peace to risk of injury to a child.

>Torrington police Lt. Brett Johnson posted on the department’s Facebook page Wednesday that Sims had contacted him through the social media site and agreed to turn himself in if the post containing his poster gets 15,000 likes.

>Johnson said he negotiated Simms down from 20,000 likes.

>“It will be difficult but is doable,” Johnson wrote.
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Male Bosses Are Ignoring Women Colleagues After #MeToo. This Is a Problem

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According to LeanIn.Org, 60 percent of male managers say they're uncomfortable participating in common workplace activities with a woman, putting promotions at stake.
According to new research released today by LeanIn.Org and SurveyMonkey, 60 percent of male managers say they’re uncomfortable participating in common workplace activities with a woman—a 32 percent increase from research done last year on the topic. The data found that senior-level men are 12 times more likely to hesitate before having one-on-one meetings, nine times more likely to hesitate to travel with a junior woman for business, and six times more likely to hesitate to go to a work dinner with a junior woman. Thirty-six percent of men also say they’ve avoided mentoring or socializing with a female coworker because they were nervous about how it might look.

The problem: Most managers are male and their fear is prohibiting women from proving themselves and moving up at work.
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