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Friday, March 24, 2017

Tony Maglio, The Wrap: According to new research by CBS' TV ratings guru David Poltrack and Nielsen Catalina Solutions, the youngest millennials should be graduating college this year -- but that doesn't mean they all consider themselves adults. The median age of millennials is 30, Poltrack says -- meaning that half are older and half are younger. And 30 happens to be the age at which millennials tend to self-identify as adults, Poltrack said. For these purposes, an "adult" is defined as "someone who has moved out of their parents' home, has a job, and pays their own bills." ... Why are millennials taking so long to grow up and move out? Some of it is their fault, some of it is their parents' fault, and much of it is everyone's fault. For starters, the December 2007-June 2009 recession made finding employment harder -- especially for recent college grads, many of whom happened to saddled with a ton student loan debt. High housing costs, meanwhile, reduced any stigma connected to living at home.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Scientists have made a discovery that could lead to a revolutionary drug that actually reverses ageing.

The drug could help damaged DNA to miraculously repair and even protect Nasa astronauts on Mars by protecting them from solar radiation.

A team of researchers developed the drug after discovering a key signalling process in DNA repair and cell ageing.

During trials on mice, the team found that the drug directly repaired DNA damage caused by radiation exposure or old age.

'The cells of the old mice were indistinguishable from the young mice after just one week of treatment,' said lead author Professor David Sinclair.

Human trials of the pill will begin within six months. read more


Drug-addicted parrots are locked in a vicious feud with Indian farmers as the birds plunder poppy fields for their next opium fix.

The parrots perch in wait while farm workers slit open flower pods to help the morphine-rich crop ripen.

The birds then swoop down in silence to chew on the stalk below the pods, which holds the plants' potent payload.

They will often sleep for hours after an opium feast and occasionally fall to their death in a dazed stupor.

The bizarre phenomenon was first reported in 2015 but has since spread to other regions.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The father of a missing 15-year-old girl -- who authorities say disappeared with her 50-year-old former teacher more than a week ago -- was overcome with emotion to learn that her alleged abductor had been recently looking up teenage marriage online.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations has said that Tad Cummins, a teacher at a rural high school in Maury County, possibly planned to abduct Elizabeth Thomas, and the two have been missing since March 13.

Authorities said there had been no credible sightings of Elizabeth or of Cummins since last Monday, when she was seen in Decatur, Alabama. That same day, several disturbing social media posts were found on their accounts, including Elizabeth referring to herself as a "wife" on Instagram.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New, brutal details emerged Monday in the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl at a Maryland high school by two male students, at least one of whom was in the country illegally.

The unidentified student at Rockville High School in Rockville, Md. was violently raped, sodomized and made to perform oral sex in a campus bathroom stall by the two males, according to court records.

Jose O. Montano, 17, from El Salvador, and Henry E. Sanchez-Milian, 18, from Guatemala, were charged with first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sexual offense after they allegedly attacked the girl at 9 a.m. last Thursday.

According to U.S. Department of Homeland Security databases, a Border Patrol agent stopped Sanchez-Milian in August 2016 in Rio Valley Grande, Texas, and determined he'd entered the country illegally from Mexico.

Sanchez-Milian was ordered to appear before an immigration judge, but the hearing had not yet been scheduled. read more


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The nomination and confirmation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Wikipedia

During [Ginsburg's] subsequent testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee as part of the confirmation hearings, she refused to answer questions regarding her view on the constitutionality of some issues, such as the death penalty. Ginsburg declined to give her view on the constitutionality of the death penalty, as it was an issue which she might have to vote on if it came before the court.

At the same time, Ginsburg did answer questions relating to some potentially controversial issues. For instance, she affirmed her belief in a constitutional right to privacy and explicated at some length on her personal judicial philosophy and thoughts regarding gender equality. Ginsburg was more forthright in discussing her views on topics about which she had previously written. The U.S. Senate confirmed her by a 96 to 3 vote[c] and she took her judicial oath on August 10, 1993.

Ginsburg's name was later invoked during the confirmation process of John Roberts. Ginsburg herself was not the first nominee to avoid answering certain specific questions before Congress, and as a young lawyer in 1981 Roberts had advised against Supreme Court nominees giving specific responses. Nevertheless, some conservative commentators and Senators invoked the phrase "Ginsburg precedent" to defend his demurrers. In a September 28, 2005, speech at Wake Forest University, Ginsburg said that Roberts' refusal to answer questions during his Senate confirmation hearings on some cases was "unquestionably right".

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Unlawful entry is a crime. 8 U.S.C. § 1325

Any alien who (1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or (2) eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers, or (3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact, shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under Title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and, for a subsequent commission of any such offense, be fined under Title 18, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.

Unlawful presence (overstaying) is a violation of law subject to civil proceedings (deportation).

#8 She and Wasserman-Shulz bent Bernie over and screwed him pretty hard, by extension screwing the rest of the country. Hell, the Clinton Global Initiative is now shuttered because there's no more influence to peddle to foreign "investors", and today this little article snuck out: Bill and Hillary Clinton's ties to Russian Billionaires. observer.com

Corporate donors that traditionally supported Republican and conservative organizations -- like Exxon Mobil, Duke Energy, Citi Bank, and other companies from around the world -- poured millions of dollars into the Clinton Foundation. Simultaneously, corporations, billionaires, and millionaires who already preferred Democratic candidates increased their investments into the Democratic Party.

This courtship of the world's most wealthy individuals and corporations extended into Russia's oligarchy. Forbes lists 77 Russian billionaires, and many of them have a relationship with the Clintons.

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