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‘American democracy is under attack’: Sanders urges vigilance against Trump’s ‘authoritarianism’

‘American democracy is under attack’: Sanders urges vigilance against Trump’s ‘authoritarianism’Bernie Sanders delivered his scathing critique of the Trump administration in a speech discussing the threat of authoritarianism in the U.S. and elsewhere.


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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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last updated: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 22:01:00 GMT

Canal jumper released on bail
AN 18-year-old man who jumped into a canal at Surfers Paradise to avoid being arrested by police on Wednesday night has been granted bail.

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Broadie has it all
BROADBEACH has come of age and it has everything – the beach, the parks, the waterways, the casino, the restaurants and of course amazing shopping at Pacific Fair.

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Tony Abbott: ‘Change is imminent’
FORMER Prime minister Tony Abbott has made intersting comments on the state of the Liberal Party, and its future.

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Samsung will no longer make Note7
SAMSUNG has permanently ended production of the Galaxy Note7 smartphone, revealing it would not make any more of its one-time flagship device.

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Man’s five-day crime spree
A MAN who has allegedly been responsible for at least five shooting incidents since Thursday was arrested in dramatic scenes yesterday.

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Terror strikes in Munich
AT LEAST eight people are dead after gunmen opened fire at a shopping mall in Munich, in what German police say “looks like a terrorist attack”.

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‘It’s still a prison. I feel like an animal’
REACTION to the first TV crew’s story to emerge from Nauru tonight ranged from stunned to cynical. And it was a surprise to Australia’s Immigration minister.

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‘Dam may spill’ as heavy rain hits
THE wild weather is far from over in Sydney and southern NSW, with a major dam full to bursting as another downpour begins.

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Train delays, evacuations in Sydney
HOUSES on Sydney’s northern beaches are at risk of plunging into the ocean and commuters face public transport chaos as storms batter the east coast of Australia.

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Australian among 66 EgyptAir missing
AN Australian dual-national is reported to be among the missing after EgyptAir Flight MS804, carrying 66 people, vanished from radar over the Mediterranean yesterday.

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last updated: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:03:54 -0400

‘American democracy is under attack’: Sanders urges vigilance against Trump’s ‘authoritarianism’

‘American democracy is under attack’: Sanders urges vigilance against Trump’s ‘authoritarianism’Bernie Sanders delivered his scathing critique of the Trump administration in a speech discussing the threat of authoritarianism in the U.S. and elsewhere.


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last updated: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:55:48 -0400

‘American democracy is under attack’: Sanders urges vigilance against Trump’s ‘authoritarianism’

‘American democracy is under attack’: Sanders urges vigilance against Trump’s ‘authoritarianism’Bernie Sanders delivered his scathing critique of the Trump administration in a speech discussing the threat of authoritarianism in the U.S. and elsewhere.


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last updated: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:37:00 -0400

Four GOP senators: We won’t vote for new health care bill

Four GOP senators: We won’t vote for new health care billIn a potentially game-changing move, four conservative senators quickly announced Thursday afternoon that they oppose the health care bill rolled out by Republican Senate leadership earlier in the day. Ted Cruz, R-Texas and Ron Johnson, R-Wis. said in a statement that the proposal did not go far enough to overhaul the current system. “There are provisions in this draft that represent an improvement to our current health care system, but it does not appear that this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to the Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs,” the group said in the release.


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last updated: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:41:00 GMT

Response from Eddie, AFL not nearly enough
THERE'S so much wrong about the Eddie McGuire-James-Brayshaw-Danny Frawley pack mentality attack of Caroline Wilson. As was the AFL's insipid response on Monday.

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Secret tape not the only talking point
THE reasons behind a decision to release a secret expletive-laden recording of former Chief Justice Tim Carmody are almost as juicy as the tape is expected to be.

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last updated: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:21:03 +0000

The Tragedy Of FireWire
The rise and fall of FireWire is one of the most tragic tales in the history of computer technology. The standard was forged in the fires of collaboration — and then Apple killed it.

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If Baghdadi is dead, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were Iraqi army officers under late dictator Saddam Hussein.

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last updated: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:16:06 -0400

“I Wanted To Go Home”

How Accusing A Powerful Man of Rape Drove A College Student To Suicide


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Disability Advocates Forcibly Removed From Senate Protest Say It Was Worth It: ‘We Have the Right to Live’
"These Medicaid cuts will force people into institutions who don’t need to be there"

Stephanie Woodward, a disability advocate who was forcibly removed from the U.S. Capitol while protesting the controversial Senate health care bill on Thursday, said it was worth it because “the lives of millions of people with disabilities are on the line.”

“I genuinely believe that thousands, if not millions, more people in our nation now know about the crisis that people with disabilities are facing with these cuts,” said Woodward, director of advocacy at the Center for Disability Rights in Rochester, N.Y. “And if being arrested and carried out is what needed to happen in order to get people to pay attention to this issue and get angry about it and start calling their Senators, then it was completely worth it.”

Woodward, who has spina bifida, got out of her wheelchair to participate in a “die-in” organized by the disability rights organization ADAPT outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office. Protesters chanted against the bill’s significant proposed cuts to Medicaid — which could affect the community services available to people with disabilities.

Woodward, who was arrested along with several dozen other protesters, said officers who broke up the demonstration initially put her back in her wheelchair, but they struggled to wheel her out and ultimately carried her out instead.

Jacquelyn Martin—APStephanie Woodward, of Rochester, N.Y., who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, is removed from a sit-in at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office as she and other disability rights advocates protest proposed funding caps to Medicaid, on June 22, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

“They at first were reluctant to touch me because they had seen I was wearing leg braces, so I think they thought I was extra fragile, so they waited to carry me out last from the office,” said Woodward, 29, who was charged with incommoding, or obstructing. “And I was not actively being aggressive or resisting, but I certainly wasn’t going to help them in the process. I acted more like a sandbag that just kind of flopped.”

Dawn Russell, who was born with cerebral palsy, also participated in Thursday’s protest. She said one of the most concerning parts of the current health care debate is a lack of public understanding about how the proposed legislation could affect nearly every part of disabled people’s lives.

“We have a perception of people with disabilities in this country, and we have a mindset that somehow our lives aren’t valued. And I can promise you, with the home and community-based services that I receive, I would dare put my life up against anybody without a disability,” said Russell, 51.

“Without those services — without the home and community-based services — I am just what people think about me, as a person with a disability. But with these services, I live a life. I live independently, interdependently, in the community just like everybody else. These services allow me to do that.”

She said had it not been for Medicaid, she would have entered a nursing home when her husband died in 2015. Instead, she receives daily attendant care in her home, helping her to get ready for work in the morning and go to bed at night.

“We have the right to live,” Woodward said. “And by live, I don’t mean just breathe. I mean be a part of the American dream, be in the community, raise a family, go to work. These Medicaid cuts will force people into institutions who don’t need to be there.”

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