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Will Michael Flynn go to jail?
Source:  Newsvine
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 20:59

The Trump administration didn't seem to do any 'extreme vetting' for its disgraced former national security advisor now accused of breaking the law.

Who's a Patriot Now?
Source:  The Chronicle of Higher Education
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 20:59

Lucy Ferriss, reflecting on the way we use nationalism and patriotism today, sees a shift in ideas of country.

Aaron Hernandez asked to shack up with prison ‘lover’: report
Source:  New York Post
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 20:59

Aaron Hernandez once asked prison authorities to let him shack up with his alleged jailhouse lover in his cell, according to a report Tuesday. But officials turned down the former NFL star’s request to share his two-person cell at the maximum-security Souza-Baranowski Corrections Center with 22-year-old Kyle Kennedy. “Aaron Hernandez had requested to the prison...

Man convicted of killing former Florida State mascot over gumbo recipe
Source:  CBS Sports
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 20:57

Caleb Joshua Halley, who was the mascot for four years, was fatally stabbed in 2015

Watch: Powerful Maori haka spreads support for veteran's mental health
Source:  Mashable
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 20:56

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The haka is always a powerful show of Maōri culture and identity, but you can really feel the force in this one. 

Tuesday marked ANZAC Day, a day to commemorate Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in armed conflicts around the world. In recent years, it's also been a day to recognise the impact that war has on the mental health of veterans.

It's culminated in the Haka For Life, a show of support for men's mental health. 

200 men, women and children performed the traditional war cry at Kings Park in Perth, Australia, according to The West Australian. And boy, it's quite the show of passion. Read more...

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Disney Content Moves in India ‘Misinterpreted’ Says Andy Bird
Source:  Variety
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 20:56

Disney is not abandoning local content production in India, despite a decision last year to close its Bollywood film making side. The country is often overshadowed by the growth of China, but prospects for India are very bright, says Andy Bird, chairman of Walt Disney International. “I’ve never been more excited about India,” said Bird,... Read more »

‘This country cannot survive with a failure at the top’: Chris Matthews explodes at ‘pure evil’ Donald Trump
Source:  Raw Story
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 20:56

MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews gave a passionate critique of President Donald Trump during his Trump Watch segment. Matthews explained the racist underpinnings of Trump’s political rise to power leading the birther movement. “Birtherism is Donald Trump’s original sin,” Ma...

Serena Williams Confirms Pregnancy Photo Was Posted By Accident (PHOTO)
Source:  TMZ
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 20:56

Serena Williams just confirmed her pregnancy announcement was made by accident ... but was only off by about 5 or 6 days. The tennis star admitted to the social media flub Tuesday at a TED Talks conference in Vancouver with Gayle King -- where she…


Background on Sweden - Part 1
Source:  Newsvine
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 20:55

In the 16th century,Sweden faced threats from Muscovy/Russia on the eastern side. And instability in the Baltics just across the Baltic Sea. She faced threats from  her western neighbors,Norway and Denmark who controlled Sweden's only route to the North Sea and sea faring t …

Doctor Goes Viral Advocating For Transgender And NonBinary Patients: Says Insurance Companies Need To Catch Up
Source:  inquisitr
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 20:55

Transgender, nonbinary rights -- 2013 image from Pride in California

Dr. William Powers of Michigan has been getting a lot of attention this week since a Facebook post advocating for transgender and nonbinary patients. Specifically, Dr. Powers addressed that insurance forms have options for marking a patient as ‘male’ or ‘female,’ but no option for patients who are nonbinary, agender, or gender variant.

Sharing a photo of a portion of an insurance form, the doctor explained what the form was lacking — a nonbinary option.

Had to do a physical on an agender/gender variant person today. This is how you tell an insurance company it’s time to update their forms.

Gender is not the same as karyotype or sex assigned at birth. Please don’t give doctors boxes to check

Rather than select either option, Dr. Powers wrote in the words

Patient is gender variant; was assigned female at birth.

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