Ricky Martin Wants To Normalize Open Relationships: ‘It’s Good For The World’

Considering the real-life couple was non-monogamous and slept with other people, it’s Ricky’s hope that there won’t be much harsh judgment from fans who see how that storyline gets portrayed on the show. Martin spoke to Vulture about it, saying (below): “I want to normalize relationships like this. It’s good for the world; it’s good for me as a gay man with kids. It’s important that we shed some light…

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New 50p Beatrix Potter coins released

The Peter Rabbit coin will go on sale today on the Royal Mint’s website, while the other three designs will go on sale later this year. The recreations are from hand-painted illustrations from Potter’s books.

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Delta and United Join Companies Dumping the NRA

Delta Air Lines Inc. and United Continental Holdings Inc. became the latest companies to cut ties with the National Rifle Association after a call to boycott the lobbying group became a top trend on Twitter Friday. The online furor continued into the weekend after the NRA’s leaders attacked the media and Democrats, claiming the fallout from last week’s Florida high school massacre was being politicized. One another. Delta and United, two of America’s largest passenger carriers, said…

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Oil World Turns Upside Down as U.S. Sells Oil in Middle East

The United Arab Emirates, a model Persian Gulf petro-state where endless billions from crude exports feed a giant sovereign wealth fund, isn’t the most obvious customer for Texan oil. Yet, in a trade that illustrates how the rise of the American shale industry is upending energy markets across the globe, the U.A.E. bought oil directly from the U.S. in December, according to data from the federal government. A tanker sailed…

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Podcast Listeners Really Are the Holy Grail Advertisers Hoped They’d Be

Misha Euceph was nervous. The public radio producer had started a podcast as a side project in early 2017, and the exploration of her experience as a Pakistani-American immigrant had taken off faster than she’d ever imagined, making its way to the top 50 in the Society & Culture category on Apple’s Podcasts chart and attracting some big-name advertisers. But the same question that has long plagued many podcasters nagged…

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GOP congressional candidate Paul Nehlen classifies his critics as ‘Jew’ or ‘non-Jew’

Nehlen is best known for running against House Speaker Paul Ryan for his Wisconsin seat in the 2016 primary. At the time, this earned Nehlen the support of former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and from conservative media outlet Breitbart News. Nehlen lost by a 68 percent margin to his high-ranking Republican rival. reading —a trilogy of books by psychology professor Kevin MacDonald widely denounced as anti-Semitic. Ah yes…

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FDA Recalls Dog Food Because It Contains Horrifying Ingredient No Dog Food Should Contain

Several brands of dog food have been voluntarily recalled after several dogs got sick and one dog died after eating “Hunk of Beef Au Jus” dog food, according to Food Safety News. The problem is not limited to this particular brand of dog food, and the FDA has issued an alert about contamination of several different products. Brace yourselves, because the way it may have gotten into the pet food is…

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How The United States Made Me Black

Samantha Sophia / Unsplash Recently, while trying to explain to me the myriad difficulties he faces and the hardships he experiences daily, my pro bono client chose to point out that he shares his living quarters with many black people. You know, he said, touching his cheek – people with black skin. He looked at me imploringly, as if to say, surely I understood how difficult this must be for…

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On Oregon’s “School Exclusion Day” Unvaccinated Children Will Be Banned From Attending School

Today, February 21, it’s “School Exclusion Day” in Oregon. As noted by the state’s Health Authority, “parents must provide schools, child care facilities with kids’ vaccine records”. If their “records on file show missing immunizations”, their “children will not be able to attend school or child care” from this date forth. As spotted by Newsweek, today’s the day that, if you’re a child in Oregon and you don’t have a…

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Sometimes You Cant See Your Magic And Thats Perfectly Okay

Ivan Dodig / Unsplash People tell me I’m confident. While it’s graciously accepted, sometimes inside I’m thinking, “Whatchu talkin’ ‘bout Willis?” People tell me things like I walk into a room and own it or I’m confident in my skin and my internal response is, “Uh I guess if you say so.” I might come off as confident and self-assured but inside I have a balled-up knot of insecurities rolling…

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Alleged Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz was reported to FBI, cops, school — but warning signs missed

Video Could the FBI have stopped Nikolas Cruz? Parkland shooting suspect reportedly had ties white nationalist group called Republic of Florida and was reported to FBI last September. #Tucker Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday ordered an “immediate review” after it emerged that the FBI had not acted on a recent tip that Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz wanted to “kill people” and there was the “potential of him…

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Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan Link Up to Form New Health-Care Company

It’s no secret Jeff Bezos has been looking to crack health care. But no one expected him to pull in Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon, too. News Tuesday that Bezos’s Amazon.com Inc., Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co., led by Dimon, plan to join forces to change how health care is provided to their combined 1 million U.S. employees sent shock waves through the health-care industry. The plan,…

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How a $1.8 Billion Indian Bank Fraud Lasted Seven Years

The story of how India’s biggest bank fraud went undetected for seven years includes an $81 million cyber-heist in neighboring Bangladesh, penny-pinching lenders and a series of missed opportunities. In 2016, after revelations that hackers had infiltrated the Bangladeshi central bank’s computer systems to spreads and various government agencies move to investigate, one thing stands clear: the financial damage was exacerbated by a combination of inferior technology, weak risk management…

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Delaware may let students choose their race, gender without parental consent

Video Delaware’s policy lets kids choose gender State officials say policy will protect vulnerable student population. A proposal that would let students in Delaware as young as 5 choose their own race and gender-identity – without approval from their parents – has sparked a bitter battle in the First State.  On one side are parents who say they want a more welcoming climate for their transgender or non-binary children. On…

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Trump’s evangelical advisor thinks the flu season is fake

In what is surely the most head-scratching theory during this terrible flu season, President Donald Trump’s faith advisor has denounced the existence of this time of year when the infection spreads—and yet also believes that Jesus gave the world flu shots to battle “the curse of flu.” “Well, listen, partners, we don’t have a flu season,” Gloria Copeland, a minister who serves alongside her spouse on Trump’s evangelical advisory board,…

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‘Don’t call police over KFC crisis’

Report End of Twitter post by @GMPWhitefield Skip Twitter post by @MPSTowerHam Please do not contact us about the #KFCCrisis – it is not a police matter if your favourite eatery is not serving the menu that you desire. — Tower Hamlets MPS (@MPSTowerHam) February 20, 2018 And complaints from “disappointed” customers have been winging their way to MP for Bermondsey & Old Southwark Neil Coyle. Skip Twitter post by…

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