Former Disney star joins White House press team

Washington (CNN)The White House press office is getting a bit more Sunshine these days — former Disney Channel star Caroline Sunshine, that is. She’s joining the team as a press assistant. She applied to the internship through the White House’s website. Though she keeps a low profile in the press shop, she has more than 500,000 Twitter followers on her verified account and 235,000 followers on Instagram. President Donald Trump…

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This Brooklyn Architect Wants to Rewire Puerto Rico with Solar

The sixth-month anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s grinding-up of Puerto Rico brought what might feel like good news. According to AEE, the Electrical Energy Authority, almost 93 percent of Puerto Ricans—1,365,065 people—now have power. The process has been agonizing—a misguided early repair contract to the unlikely Whitefish Energy for $300 million got cancelled, and it took months for crews from better-suited firms to get started. Financial problems, logistical difficulties, and a…

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Google wants to teach kids how to spot fake news

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Putin ‘will use Cup like Hitler’s Olympics’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris agrees with MP’s Putin and Hitler comparison Boris Johnson has likened the way President Putin is promoting the World Cup in Russia to Hitler’s notorious use of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The foreign secretary said Labour MP Ian Austin was “completely right” to say Russia’s president wanted to “gloss over [his] brutal corrupt regime”. Mr Johnson said that he would have…

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Scouts pay out 42,000 over autism claim

His parents said they explained his autism to the scout leaders and suggested strategies to help calm and distract him, should he get upset. We grew up not knowing we were autistic US Boy Scouts revoke badges from Down’s syndrome boy They said his autism manifested as anxiety to change and that he needed to know plans in advance. They said that although few people would realise he was autistic…

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Uber driver blames navigation app for driving down staircase. Classic.

An Uber driver messed up big time while picking up passengers in San Francisco. Instead of leaving a grocery store parking lot, you know, through a normal exit, the driver took the stairs. Stairs are lauded as a healthy alternative to elevators or escalators, but in this case this was the wrong choice. Naturally, after making the supremely embarrassing move, the first thing the Uber driver did was blame Uber’s…

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Grammar school success ‘down to privilege’

‘Social segregation’ But this research, based on the detailed results of nearly 550,000 pupils, suggests once the ability and social background of pupils is taken into account, grammar schools are no more or less effective than other schools. The research not only looked at the social backgrounds of grammar pupils, but also: rates of chronic poverty ethnicity home language special educational needs age in the year group The findings suggest…

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Russia faces wave of diplomatic expulsions

What the diplomat expulsions tell us What next for Russia’s spy networks? What was the Cold War? Russian spy: The story so far Full coverage of the Russia spy poisoning EU leaders agreed last week it was highly likely Russia was behind the nerve-agent poisoning. Mrs May said: “President Putin’s regime is carrying out acts of aggression against our shared values and interests within our continent and beyond. “And as…

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Crowds were massive at March For Our Lives events across the country

Image: AFP/Getty Images Hundreds of thousands of people showed up in Washington, D.C. to attend Saturday’s March For Our Lives. As you might expect, that kind of turnout makes for some pretty impressive photos — even from space.  New images from DigitalGlobe’s Worldview-2 satellite show the sea of people — and their signs — gathered to march and rally for common-sense gun reform. They’re an astounding reminder of the sheer…

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The outrage over Jim Carrey’s tweet is sparking a debate about body-shaming.

Jim Carrey, a blockbuster actor known for being both hilariously weird and emotionally effective on-screen, doesn’t make many movies anymore. These days, he’s more interested in making art. And he hasn’t exactly been quiet about politics, either. On March 17, 2018, Carrey posted a controversial tweet with a grotesque drawing of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, accompanied by the word “monstrous.” “This is the portrait of a so-called…

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Who sent the bomb that killed this newlywed man?

‘Surprise gift’ “This looks like a wedding gift,” Soumya Sekhar told his wife. “The only thing that I don’t know is the sender. I don’t know anyone in Raipur.” As he pulled the thread, there was a flash of light and a huge explosion rocked the kitchen. The three were knocked off their feet, and collapsed on the tiled floor, bleeding profusely. The blast had ripped the plaster off the…

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Ocean plastic could treble in decade

The Foresight reports are written by experts to brief ministers on medium and long-term issues of significance. This one has been signed off by ministers from four different departments as the authors emphasise the need for a joined-up oceans policy. One of the authors, Prof Edward Hill from the UK National Oceanography Centre told BBC News: “The ocean is critical to our economic future. Nine billion people will be looking…

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Dear America: Kids doing active-shooter drills is not normal.

Image by Tatiana Cardenas/Upworthy. As thousands across the nation prepare to take to the streets on March 24, 2018, for The March for Our Lives, we’re taking a look at some of the root causes, long-lasting effects, and approaches to solving the gun violence epidemic in America. We’ll have a new installment every day this week. I was teaching in a high school classroom when the Columbine shooting happened. In…

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John Oliver is selling a kids’ book about Mike Pence’s rabbit. But there’s … a twist.

Believe it or not, two kids’ books about Mike Pence’s family pet rabbit, Marlon Bundo, were just released. But they tell wildly different tales. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. One of them, “Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President,” is a story created by the Pence family about their furry creature’s experiences living in Washington. Perfectly innocent. Right? Eh, not quite. On a new episode of “Last…

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UK firm to contest new passport decision

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDe la Rue boss Martin Sutherland The new UK passport to be issued after Brexit will be made in France, the current British manufacturer has said. The burgundy passport, in use since 1988, will revert to its original blue and gold colour from October 2019. The boss of UK supplier De La Rue said it would appeal against the decision to award…

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Emma Gonzalez remembers her classmates in a gut-wrenching, powerful speech.

We knew Emma Gonzalez was amazing. But at the March for Our Lives rally, the teenager rewrote the script on powerful activism. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. At the start of her powerful, gut-wrenching speech on March 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C., Gonzalez stood in front of the massive crowd, tears streaming down her face, absolutely silent for 6 minutes and 20 seconds. The reason?   That’s how long it…

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