Ocasio-Cortez Challenges The Religious Right On Some Specific Bible Passages

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is calling on the Christian right to “uphold their principles” on one key issue: interest rates.  Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) have introduced a bill to On Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez challenged the religious right to support the bill, pointing out that usury is “explicitly denounced” in the Bible. “But if Mitch McConnell wants to The average credit rate in the United States Usury is mentioned admonishing against charging any interest at all to those in need. REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Charles Melton, Jake Choi Of ‘The Sun Is Also A Star’ Talk Immigrant Roots

Charles Melton and Jake Choi play brothers Daniel and Charlie Bae in the film, which premieres in theaters on Friday. The movie centers around the budding romance between Daniel, who’s a college-bound Korean American son of immigrants, and Natasha, an immigrant from Jamaica whose family is fighting a deportation case. “Fast forward to when I was 11 or 12 years old, seeing my mom getting her citizenship in San Antonio, Texas, quizzing her every day for weeks leading up to the exam ― You see the stories, the real people who deal with these issues that are going on today,” he said of the challenges people face when moving to a new country. Choi’s parents are Korean immigrants, who ended …

George R.R. Martin shoots down ‘Game of Thrones’ rumor

(CNN)While George R.R. Martin thinks it’s “absurd” that he even has to address the latest “Game of Thrones” speculation, he’s doing it anyway. Martin said of the claim, “It seems absurd to me that I need to state this.” “It boggles me that anyone would believe this story, even for an instant,” Martin wrote. “It makes not a whit of sense.” “Why would I sit for years on completed novels? Why would my publishers — not just here in the US, but all around the world — ever consent to this?” he continued. “They make millions and millions of dollars every time a new Ice & Fire book comes out, as do I.” Martin also said that delaying his books …

Dartmouth says letting women use pseudonyms in sexual misconduct lawsuit is confusing

(CNN)Dartmouth College is challenging the use of pseudonyms in a $70 million class-action lawsuit that accuses the school of failing to promptly address sexual misconduct allegations against three former professors. Two more people — both former students — joined the lawsuit in May as Jane Doe 2 and Jane Doe 3, bringing the total number of plaintiffs to nine. The two new Jane Does asked a judge to let them remain anonymous, citing concerns for their mental health, reputations and careers. According to their motion to use pseudonyms, Jane Doe 2 endured sexual assault and harassment by the professors and Jane Doe 3 was the victim of sexual misconduct and harassment. Revealing their names would amplify the emotional distress they …

Victim came ‘nose to nose’ with attacker

He said that after looking at photographs, he could identify the man as Khuram Butt, one of the three attackers. Mr Livett said after he was attacked, he slumped on the ground for a few seconds before deciding to get up and move away. “It was chaos all around. I was aware of screaming and shouting and people around me,” he said. “I think it was a personal mission to get help as quickly as I possibly could. I realised it was quite a serious blow I had taken.” Victims of the London Bridge attack London Bridge attack: What happened We did our best – London Bridge attack PC He went on to describe how he felt weak before he …

British Council worker jailed in Iran named

Ms Amiri’s cousin, Mohsen Omrani, told the BBC that she was currently being held in the same section of Tehran’s Evin prison as Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a dual British-Iranian national sentenced to five years in prison for spying in 2016. Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband, Richard Ratcliffe, said the two women had become friends and that they were both chess pieces on the same political board. Iranian British Council worker ‘jailed’ Iran offers Zaghari-Ratcliffe prisoner swap What is the Zaghari-Ratcliffe case about? A spokesman for Iran’s judiciary, Gholamhossein Esmaili, said on Monday that an unnamed Iranian woman who was “in charge of the Iran desk at the British Council” had been convicted of spying. The woman had used contacts with arts and theatre …

How to protect yourself on hiking trails

(CNN)Alarming headlines about missing hikers or worse can trigger panic about trail safety and the risks of exploring remote areas. Whether you’re alone or in a group, it’s wise to tell someone else where you’re going and when you intend to return. Establish a plan for checking in and follow through with it. If your plans change, let your contacts know. Carry trail maps and know how to use them There’s no harm in bringing your phone (except for taking perilous selfies), but it would a mistake to rely on it for directions. Find a current map and bring along a hard copy of it. Study it and make a plan for where you intend to go. And make sure …

Michelle Obama Pens Emotional Mother’s Day Tribute To Marian Robinson

Michelle Obama paid homage to her mother Marian Robinson on Sunday, calling her “a sweet, witty companion” who “listened a lot more than she lectured.” People magazine’s upcoming issue, Obama praised Robinson’s parenting, stating that “when it came to raising her kids, my mom knew that her voice was less important than allowing me to use my own.” While she noted that by today’s standards, critics may call her mother’s somewhat hands-off parenting style too lenient, Obama explained that “the reality was far from that.” Obama echoed the kind words for Robinson in an Instagram post, sharing a photo of the two between her daughters, Malia and Sasha ― three generations in one image. “From an early age, she saw …

Behind The Scenes, Trump Diligently Tries To Slash Social Programs

WASHINGTON ― President unprecedented stonewalling of congressional investigations, but don’t sleep on Trump’s methodical attempts to unravel the poverty threshold for inflation every year, which could result in millions welfare and back to work.” families of undocumented immigrants, but any domestic program is potentially threatened. Last year, the administration said it would allow states to add “work requirements” to Medicaid, contrary to the program’s statutory purpose of providing health benefits to people with low incomes. It and pushed to allow employers with ”″ objections to drop birth control from their health plans. And in December, the administration took a proposed food benefit cut ― one that House Republicans had drafted but the Senate rejected ― and . No Congress needed! …

The Latest: Lithuania heads to runoff vote to pick president

Voting results from Lithuania’s presidential election indicate a prominent economist and a former finance minister will advance to a runoff ballot later this month to pick a successor to incumbent Dalia Grybauskaite With 1,631 of the country’s 1,972 voting districts counted by early Monday, results provided by Lithuania’s Central Electoral Commission show banker-turned-politician Gitanas Nauseda leading the nine-candidate field with 31.2% of the votes cast Sunday. Lawmaker and former finance minister Ingrida Simonyte is second with 27.2%. A candidate needed to win more than 50% of the votes to avoid a runoff. Grybauskaite has served two maximum five-year terms as Lithuania’s head of state since 2009. ___ 9:30 a.m. Voters are going to the polls in Lithuania to elect a …

Red Crescent: Drowned migrants’ bodies may take days to rise

TUNIS, Tunisia – The head of Tunisia’s Red Crescent says the bodies of dozens of migrants who drowned trying to reach Europe from Libya will take days to surface. Mongi Slim told The Associated Press Saturday that around 75 migrants left the Libyan city Zouara aboard a boat that capsized Friday. Of those, Mongi said, only 16 survived after being rescued by a Tunisian fishing boat. He said the 14 Bangladeshis, a Moroccan and an Egyptian are receiving care from the U.N. refugee agency in Medenine, a southern Tunisian city. Slim estimated that around 55 bodies are still unaccounted-for — nationals of Bangladesh, Egypt, Morocco and unspecified countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Florida agency investigates after man shoos raccoon off boat

TAMPA, Fla. – A Florida agency is investigating potential animal cruelty charges after a lawyer posted video of himself shooing a raccoon off his boat into the Gulf of Mexico. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Clearwater attorney Thomas Cope posted the video to Facebook, later issuing an apology for his actions and saying he wished he could have returned the animal to shore. Cope says the boat was about 20 miles (32 kilometers) out in the Gulf when the raccoon appeared growling and hissing. The video also includes a man’s voice yelling at the raccoon and saying, “So long, sucker.” Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

‘Dad said we were going to a dentist, but never came back’

Image copyright Hayley Kemp Image caption Hayley Kemp pictured with her siblings before she was sent to a residential care home My mum got lung cancer when I was five. One of my memories is of her with a beehive haircut and smoking a Woodbine cigarette. Image copyright Hayley Kemp He said we were going to the dentist on the bus, and I had no idea where we were because I was only seven. I was skipping down the road thinking ‘these are really nice houses and there’s a park nearby’. It was Parklands Children’s Home but I didn’t know that then. I just thought ‘this is a nice dentist’. These two women came out and he went in with …