Here’s why Obama stays quiet as Trump attacks his legacy

Washington (CNN)With each passing day, President Donald Trump unravels another piece of Barack Obama’s legacy. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The Paris climate accords. The Iran nuclear deal. Transgender people serving in the military. And, now, that most personal of policies for the former president: The Affordable Care Act. Hillary Clinton has been more vocal, politically, since her election defeat. But neither has engaged, day-to-day, against Trump, which has left Democrats, whose power was so humbled with their election loss, with a leadership vacuum. While Trump and his Republican majorities on Capitol Hill were unable to deliver on…

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Comedian Sean Hughes dies aged 51

Irish stand-up star and BBC quiz show panellist Sean Hughes has died aged 51. Richard Bucknall, his former agent and promoter, said the “formidable” comic died in hospital on Monday and would be remembered for his “superb wit”. Hughes was a team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks on BBC Two and had his own Channel 4 sitcom, Sean’s Show. Fellow comedians, including Al Murray, Katy Brand and Jason Manford, have been paying tribute to the performer, who was also a writer and actor. Image caption Hughes (right) with fellow Never Mind the Buzzcocks regulars Phill Jupitus (left) and Mark…

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Irregular and Extraordinary Rendition Against US Citizens Still Going On

Dan Tito Davis Captured photo Key West Florida

You’re asleep when they come for you. Or you’re relaxing on the couch. Or walking home on a quiet, unassuming night. They arrive in a group. Dark clothes, maybe masks. They rush you all at once. Your hands, secured with zipties. Simple, hard to break. A blackbag is placed over your head. It blinds you, muffles the sounds you hear. The sudden darkness is suffocating; combine that with the fear and confusion, and it’s hard to breathe. Maybe they stun you. Or they drug you. Or they hold something against your nose. If it smells sweet, it’s sevoflurane. Less sweet,…

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5 Things I’m Fine With My Daughter Getting Suspended Over

My junior high experience was like living through a neocon reboot of Lord Of The Flies. Teenaged boys rampaged through the hallways, waving their tiny naked dicks and setting fires while we girls sat through lectures, preparing for an anxiety-ridden, people-pleasing life of genetic inferiority. So you can’t imagine the relief I felt when I found out the school my daughter was going to was one of those modern ones where sacrificing both pigs and fellow students was frowned upon. Until I realized that because of the strictness of those rules, my daughter was going to be the one getting…

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Guy’s Intense Live Tweet of Dramatic Break Up at Burger King Is A Whopping Success

Anyone else out there feel like staying single forever after reading this account. An oldie but a goldie, for sure. All we need is some video footage from the “Restaurant of Broken Dreams” to complete the live tweeted cringe feast.  1 Via: @andymboyle 3 Via: @andymboyle 5 Via: @andymboyle 7 Via: @andymboyle 9 Via: @andymboyle 11 Via: @andymboyle 13 Via: @andymboyle 15 Via: @andymboyle 17 Via: @andymboyle 19 Via: @andymboyle 21 Via: @andymboyle 23 Via: @andymboyle 25 Via: @andymboyle Read more: http://cheezburger.com/2173189/guys-intense-live-tweet-of-dramatic-break-up-at-burger-king-is-a-whopping-success

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Becoming by Fouad Azim

Becoming by Fouad Azim Story Summary This is a story of blooming love and betrayal, about children coming of age, of conscience and the sociopaths who lack it; it is a story about trust and how true love empowers and heals us. In the end, it is a story about humanity and the eternal struggle between good and evil. Nyla and Junaid are classmates learning about the world around them and in the process discovering themselves. They must endure and survive a path fraught with confusion and peril if they hope to emerge victorious, though not necessarily unscathed. They will…

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The incredible story of baby Eva Grace:the superhero who never lived.

My wife Keri and I went in for the standard 19-week anatomy scan of our second child. As a parent, you think that appointment is all about finding out boy or girl, but it’s about a whole lot more. In our case, our daughter was diagnosed with a rare birth defect called anencephaly — some 3 in 10,000 pregnancies rare. The phrase our doctor used in explaining it was “incompatible with life,” which looks as terrible in words as it sounds. The child fails to develop the frontal lobe of the brain or the top of their skull. The chance…

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Bitcoin breaks $3,000 to reach new all-time high

Bitcoin has reached a record high valuation of $3,000 per coin to complete a rollercoaster week that begin with the long-awaited split of the cryptocurrency. A number of exchanges, including popular destinationsCoinbase and Kraken, valued a single bitcoin at over $3,000, an all-time high that is up $485 on the valuation one month ago. Earlier this year, Bitcoin surged to surpass $2,000 for the first time in May going on to almost reach $3,000 in June only for the valuation to crash. Over the last twelve hours, bitcoins value has jumped by over 10 percent as forked currency bitcoin cash…

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