John Oliver Wants To Know Why The Hell The Equal Rights Amendment Isn’t A Done Deal

John Oliver wondered on Sunday’s “Equal Rights Amendment. does not currently do. Oliver skewered some of the ERA’s right-wing opponents over the decades, and noted that President The ERA would offer greater protection to women because it’s not a law that could be rolled back by an act of Congress or “a president who thinks of [women’s] genitals as handles,” Oliver said. Watch the full segment above. Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Flint water crisis: prosecutors drop all criminal charges

State pledged to start restart the investigation into one of the worst manmade environmental disasters in US history Prosecutors stunningly dropped all criminal charges Thursday against eight people in the Flint water scandal and pledged to start the investigation from scratch. The defendants include Michigans former health director, Nick Lyon, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter. He was accused of failing to alert the public in a timely manner about an outbreak of Legionnaires disease that occurred in 2014 to 2015 when Flint was drawing improperly treated water from the Flint River. That led to residents water being tainted with lead. The Michigan solicitor general, Fadwa Hammoud, who took control of the investigation in January after the election of a …

Infant left fighting for life after contracting herpes from kiss at christening, mom says

Noah, pictured during his recurrence in March, and right healthy, allegedly contracted the virus from an infected person at a christening. (Caters News Agency) Most people with HSV-1 can shed the virus in their saliva with no symptoms, or they may have a small cold sore. Infected newborns typically present with a low fever first before symptoms progress to poor feeding and skin blisters. Newborns with HSV require hospitalization and antiviral medication for 21 days, but even with treatment some newborns may suffer brain damage or death. “We went to a christening where friends were holding and kissing him — it could’ve been any of them,” White said. White said they caught Noah’s infection before it entered his bloodstream, but the …

Trump wants to sell more weapons to Saudi Arabia. Congress must stop him | Mohamad Bazzi

The administration wants to sell $8bn of weapons to Saudi Arabia and UAE and prop up a morally indefensible war On the Friday before Memorial Day, when few Americans were paying attention, the Trump administration announced that it would to block the administration from going ahead with the sales by introducing 22 resolutions of disapproval one for each of the deals cleared by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The effort is led by two unlikely allies: Bob Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey and frequent Trump critic, and Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina who is one of Trumps biggest supporters. The two senators agree on one thing: that Saudi Arabia should face more scrutiny of its actions in …

Why CNN’s Jim Acosta titled his new book ‘The Enemy of the People’

New York (CNN Business)President Trump began his Sunday by declaring two news outlets, The New York Times and CNN, “truly The Enemy of the People!” His exclamation mark, not mine. We checked, and found that he’s used the “enemy” phrase on Twitter more than 30 times since taking office. On Sunday’s “Reliable Sources,” I asked Acosta — a top recipient of criticism from Trump fans — about his reason for writing it. “I wanted to send a message to folks who really care about what we do, and the message is basically this: I did not want my children to grow up in a country where the press is called ‘the enemy of the people,’” Acosta said. He pointed out …

2 men die while competing in Madison, Wisconsin, Ironman

(CNN)Two men died following an Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Madison, Wisconsin, over the weekend, the Madison Fire Department said. McCulloch was rescued from Lake Monona by the Madison Fire Department, taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead, a fire department statement said. According to an obituary, McCulloch was a native of the area, and survived by his wife and daughter. The fire department said it also rescued Mahoney when he was found unresponsive in the lake. He was transported to a hospital, where he died Tuesday. Mahoney was a nine-year veteran of the fire department and occasionally was an aide to the chief. He is survived by his wife and three young sons, the department said. The Dane County …

Woman That Grew Up Poor Shares The Harsh Reality Of Why Poorer Families Buy Junk Food

According to the Sun, Oliver has a Cookies and Cream drink, served in a chocolate cup, which contains 46 teaspoons of sugar, which is six times the daily recommended amount of sugar for a child. This was not the only fact people took issue with. Twitter user Ketty Hopkins wrote a thread, that has since gone viral, which explains exactly why the tax would harm lower-income communities rather than help them. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has been on a crusade to tax fatty and sugary junk food, which he said will help disadvantaged communities – but not everyone agrees Image credits: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jamie Oliver (@jamieoliver) on Image credits: Image credits: Twitter user Ketty …

In Canada, A Powwow Dancer Blazes Through Gender Norms

Photos by Jah Grey Nenookaasi Ogichidaa, or “hummingbird warrior” in Ojibwe, is a powwow dancer who is Black, Ukranian and Ojibwe, a First Nation based in Canada and the U.S. Two-spirit is an umbrella term that Indigenous people from North America use to describe their place on a spectrum of genders and sexualities. Neno goes by two sets of gender pronouns: they, their and them, as well as she and her. For Neno, it’s important to be identified by those pronouns as they navigate the world. TORONTO — When Nenookaasi Ogichidaa dances fancy shawl, it’s like watching a butterfly in flight, looping and spinning through the air. Nenookaasi, or “Neno” for short, wear a yellow shawl, blooming with fiery wings …

Gwyneth Paltrow Doesn’t Live With Her Husband, And We’re All For It Betches

reports, “Interestingly, she and [her husband] don’t live together yet, though he is close by. He sleeps at his own house when his children, Brody and Isabella, stay; on the other four nights he’s chez Paltrow.” So why don’t the lovebirds—she the founder of the lifestyle brand exclusively targeted at the .03% and he the co-creator of TV’s most terrifying shows, and —live together? I imagine it’s because every piece of furniture in her home is white and her OCD starts to act up when too many people breathe on it. But contrary to my theory, Gwyneth has no shame in revealing the real reason and I have to say, I’m about it.  . I think the reason Gwenyth’s admission …

Over 180 CEOs Sign Full-Page NYT Ad That Declares Abortion Bans Are ‘Bad For Business’

New York Times ad published Monday that urges companies to stand up for abortion bans in states across the U.S. The ad, which leads with the phrase “Don’t ban equality,” is signed by 187 executives including Jack Dorsey, fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg, Glossier founder Emily Weiss and Ben & Jerry’s CEO Matthew McCarthy. The companies represent 108,000 workers across the country.  “Simply put, it goes against our values and is bad for business,” the ad continues. “It impairs our ability to build diverse and inclusive workforce pipelines, recruit top talent across the states, and protect the well-being of all the people who keep our businesses thriving day in and out.” Alabama, Ohio and Alabama passed the passed a “heartbeat bill” …

Trump Backs Off Of Mexico Tariff Threat After Agreement Is Made

On Twitter, Trump wrote that Mexico “agreed to take strong measures” to “stem the tide of Migration through Mexico, and to our Southern Border.” The tariffs that were to go into effect Monday have been “indefinitely” suspended, Trump wrote. on its website late Friday night. In return, Martha Bárcena, Mexico’s ambassador to the U.S., said in a tweet that Mexico would strengthen its own immigration laws and “provide job, education and health care for people who wait in Mexican territory for the end of their asylum process in the U.S.,” according to a machine translation. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard also confirmed those details with Mexico’s Spanish-language news site The agreement to take in migrants as they seek asylum in another …

Darwins Finches Struggle To Woo Females With Song Thanks To Beak-Deforming Parasite

Parasites are nasty little bastards. The freeloaders survive by siphoning off the vital nutrients our bodies depend on, making us feel tired and sick. But, bizarrely, they can also impact sex. The burden of a parasitic infection can alter how attractive an animal is to the opposite sex; male greenfinches and cichlid fish swap their snazzy feathers and scales for drabber coloration, for example. Now, a study published in the Proceeding of the Royal Society B has looked at the phenomenon in the Galapagos finches made famous by Darwin, finding that males infected with parasitic fly larvae sing the songs they use to woo females out of tune, which impacts their chances of mating. Philornis downsi is a species of fly that …

The women who are killing it in taxidermy

Image copyright Hannah Debnam Image caption Hannah Debnam with a white-thighed caique and a starling – the starling was given to her by the owner of that cat that killed it It started with a school trip to a museum. The dinosaur bones were boring and so were the fossils, but when it came to the dead mammals, six-year-old Hannah Debnam was hooked. “It freaked a lot of the other kids out but I was just staring at it all: the lion, the tiger, the articulated horse skeleton – I was just utterly amazed.” Now aged 28, she is one of a growing number of young women who have made taxidermy their trade. “I spot dead animals when I’m driving …

The Toronto Raptors achieved a rare feat: intimidating the Warriors

When Golden State go on a roll, opponents tend to panic. But Kawhi Leonard and Co kept their cool in a fevered Oracle Arena on Wednesday night Toronto outplayed Golden State on Wednesday night have Thompson and Durant back for Game 4 [Editors note, Durant on their 18-0 run in the third quarter of Game 3, suddenly everything felt inevitable. In years past, that kind of run would have sunk the Warriors opponents for the rest of the series. Teams felt they needed to score on every possession in case the Warriors get truly rolling. It was mentally and physically exhausting, and the teams shot selection would become more erratic and desperate. But when the Warriors made their run last …

Is Justin Bieber And Hailey Baldwin’s Wedding Ever Happening? Betches

What keeps you up at night? Insomnia? Stress dreams? The unquenchable desire to know when Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber will eventually have their (public) wedding? If you answered the latter, you’re in the right place. After months of speculation, it looks like we’re finally getting some details on when these two crazy kids will be tying the knot. Buckle up, there’s a lot of hearsay from here on out. To recap, Bieber and Baldwin were married in a low-key courthouse ceremony last September but it was not officially confirmed until November via this Instagram post by none other than Justin himself. Naturally, rumors of a bigger, star-studded ceremony started swirling immediately. It was leaked that save the dates were …

Kyle Chrisley meth possession charges dropped

Kyle Chrisley, who appears in “Chrisley Knows Best,” was arrested last week in Oklahoma. Todd Chrisley’s eldest son was reportedly charged with drug possession. (Getty) A warrant remains in Dekalb County, Ga., for Kyle’s arrest for allegedly threatening his estranged wife’s life. Alexus Chrisley accused Kyle of sending her text messages threatening to kill her. According to documents obtained by TMZ, one of Kyle’s messages to Alexus reads, “[N]ot before I end you. Im going to the streets I will get my s—t and take care of this problem with you because if I’m not with you nobody will be [sic]. Bye Alexus.” CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Todd Chrisley previously claimed that Kyle suffers from bipolar disorder. On Our …