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Fox News revels in injury to U.S. Olympic skiing champion Lindsey Vonn
kirjutab Judd Legum blogis ThinkProgress, pühapäev 10 detsember kell 20:18
Lindsey Vonn, the most successful American ski racer in history, suffered a back injury while competing at the World Cup in Switzerland, threatening her participation in the Olympic games next year. Fox News could barely contain its glee. In an article posted without a byline, the network quickly connected Vonn’s injury to her criticism of President Trump days earlier. The clear implication is that, as a result of her comments, Vonn deserved to get hurt. This was not the case of an overzealous headline writer.

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Kate Winslet almost didn’t work with alleged child sex abuser Woody Allen because he’s so ‘quirky’
kirjutab Jessica M. Goldstein blogis ThinkProgress, pühapäev 10 detsember kell 18:03
Why would an actress be nervous about working with Woody Allen? One would think, not unreasonably, that allegations that he sexually abused his daughter, Dylan Farrow, when she was a child, would be of paramount concern. But for Kate Winslet, who was early to the denounce-Harvey-Weinstein party the Oscar-winning actress made a point of saying she “ deliberately ” left Weinstein out of her acceptance speech the issue with Allen was his offbeat personality.
Senior Alabama GOP Senator urges voters to reject Roy Moore
kirjutab Josh Israel blogis ThinkProgress, pühapäev 10 detsember kell 16:37
Alabama’s senior senator, Republican Richard Shelby, went on CNN’s  State of the Union on Sunday to urge his constituents to join him in voting against GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore in Tuesday’s special election for the state’
Schools often fail to provide quality education on dating violence — and students pay the price
kirjutab Casey Quinlan blogis ThinkProgress, reede 8 detsember kell 21:50
Dating violence in high school is all too prevalent and has lasting consequences. But schools aren’t doing enough to address the problem. Research has shown that 17 out of 20 high school girls are physically hurt and four out of 20 are sexually coerced when dating.
Venezuela’s economic crisis deepens as U.S. sticks with sanctions that hit ordinary people hardest
kirjutab D. Parvaz blogis ThinkProgress, reede 8 detsember kell 21:29
Venezuela’s downward spiral economically and politically is hitting a critical low point. Low oil prices and currency controls have lead to a major shortage of basic food supplies, as well as medicines; the country’s pharmaceutical association estimates there is an 85 percent shortage of drugs there now. So far, the U.S.
Man with Lou Gehrig’s disease makes emotional plea to Jeff Flake to vote down Trump’s tax plan
kirjutab Addy Baird blogis ThinkProgress, reede 8 detsember kell 21:11
One of Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)’s last major votes before retirement could be a death sentence for tens of thousands of Americans. One of them is Ady Barkan, a 33-year-old California father living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), who, during a Thursday night flight from Washington D.C. to Phoenix, Arizona, asked Flake to cast a vote to save his life. “I was healthy a year ago.
As Franken Resigns, Trump Heads to Alabama (Almost)
kirjutab Joshua Jamerson blogis Washington Wire, reede 8 detsember kell 14:07
News and analysis from WSJs Washington bureau.
What to Watch in Washington: Franken Announcement, FBI Testimony, More
kirjutab Joshua Jamerson blogis Washington Wire, neljapäev 7 detsember kell 14:33
News and analysis from the WSJs Washington bureau.
Significant Digits For Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017
kirjutab Walt Hickey blogis FiveThirtyEight, kolmapäev 6 detsember kell 15:14
Y ou’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 32 events Of the 102 events at the forthcoming Pyeongchang Olympic games, Russia’s athletes had finished in the top five of the world championships in 32 events. The International Olympic Committee banned Russia from the games as a punishment for a staggeringly complex and pervasive Olympic doping system.
There’s No Such Thing As ‘Sound Science’
kirjutab Christie Aschwanden blogis FiveThirtyEight, kolmapäev 6 detsember kell 13:00
Illustrations by Chris Gash S cience is being turned against itself. For decades, its twin ideals of transparency and rigor have been weaponized by those who disagree with results produced by the scientific method.
Russell Wilson Will Do It Himself, Thank You
kirjutab Daniel Levitt blogis FiveThirtyEight, teisipäev 5 detsember kell 23:17
When Russell Wilson and J.D. McKissic connected for a 15-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter against Philadelphia in Week 13, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback tied the NFL record for the most passing TDs in the fourth quarter in a single season with 15, set by Eli Manning in 2011. The TD pass also sealed a 24-10 victory over the 10-2 Eagles the Seahawks’ most impressive win of the season.
Conway claims president’s endorsement of Moore reflects Trump’s ‘tremendous moral standards’
kirjutab Aaron Rupar blogis ThinkProgress, kolmapäev 6 detsember kell 16:18
During an interview on CNN on Wednesday morning, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway praised President Trump, who has been accused of sexual assault by 14 women, for his “incredible moral standards.” Conway made that comment under tough questioning by host Chris Cuomo, who pointed out that Trump’s full-throated endorsement on Monday of Roy Moore an alleged child molester who is running for the U.S.
The RNC spends $170,000 to elect another accused sexual predator
kirjutab Josh Israel blogis ThinkProgress, kolmapäev 6 detsember kell 15:38
Just weeks after severing ties  with the campaign of Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, who has been accused by several women of child sexual assault and other sexual misconduct, the Republican National Committee (RNC) has reversed course in a big way.
Trump administration will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, plans to move U.S. embassy
kirjutab Melanie Schmitz blogis ThinkProgress, kolmapäev 6 detsember kell 04:00
The White House on Tuesday night announced it will  recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel moving forward and said it has directed State Department officials to begin plans to move the U.S.
Trump’s Big Gamble on Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem
kirjutab Joshua Jamerson blogis Washington Wire, kolmapäev 6 detsember kell 14:02
News and analysis from the WSJs Washington bureau.
As Tax Bill Advances, Lobbying Money on Pace to Eclipse Last Year’s Total
kirjutab Joshua Jamerson blogis Washington Wire, teisipäev 5 detsember kell 14:30
News and analysis from the WSJs Washington bureau.
How Senate Republicans Passed the Tax Bill
kirjutab Joshua Jamerson blogis Washington Wire, esmaspäev 4 detsember kell 13:56
The latest on Republicans effort to pass a sweeping overhaul of the tax system, and more in the newsletter.