Pope Francis calls on media to end ‘constant focus on bad news’

Pope Francis calls on media to end ‘constant focus on bad news’

Pope Francis calls on media to end ‘constant focus on bad news’ Pope Francis has urged global news outlets to “stem the spiral of fear” caused by coverage of the world’s tragedies and scandals.“I am convinced that we have to break the vicious circle of anxiety and stem the spiral of fear resulting from a constant focus on ‘bad news,’” the pope said in a message Tuesday (Jan. 24).“This has nothing to do with spreading misinformation that would ignore the tragedy of human suffering, nor is it about a naive…

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Once Urgent For National Security, Trump’s Travel Ban Took Over A Month To Overhaul

Once Urgent For National Security, Trump’s Travel Ban Took Over A Month To Overhaul

Once Urgent For National Security, Trump’s Travel Ban Took Over A Month To Overhaul Urgent : When President Donald Trump first issued his ban on refugees and certain foreign travelers from predominantly Muslim nations in late January, he argued the policy was so essential for national security that he couldn’t give the country a warning before signing it. Many members of his own administration and fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill didn’t even get to weigh in beforehand. But since a federal judge put a freeze on Trump’s first executive order…

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FRANKLIN GRAHAM SAYS GOD HELPED TRUMP WIN ELECTION

FRANKLIN GRAHAM SAYS GOD HELPED TRUMP WIN ELECTION

FRANKLIN GRAHAM SAYS GOD HELPED TRUMP WIN ELECTION FRANKLIN GRAHAM, AN ALLY OF DONALD TRUMP, IS EXPECTED TO COME BACK INTO THE SPOTLIGHT AS “AMERICA’S PASTOR” FOLLOWING TRUMP INAUGURATION NEXT WEEK. “I think maybe God has allowed Donald Trump to win this election to protect this nation for the next few years by giving maybe an opportunity to have some good judges,” said Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Graham, 64, is the son of iconic evangelical pastor Billy Graham.…

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CPAC Crowd Duped Into Waving Russian Flags During Trump Speech

CPAC Crowd Duped Into Waving Russian Flags During Trump Speech

CPAC Crowd Duped Into Waving Russian Flags During Trump Speech “It’s fun to have a joke sometimes in a very serious situation,” says trickster Jason Charter. CPAC Crowd : A pair of progressive moles with a sense of humor were apparently responsible for a grand — although short-lived — prank at the Conservative Political Action Conference that had members proudly waving tiny banners emblazoned with the name “Trump” that were actually Russian flags. The pranksters passed 1,000 red-white-and-blue Russian flags before Donald Trump’s speech at the conservative confab in Maryland on Friday.…

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Bipartisan Senate Duo Push Justice Department For Briefing On Michael Flynn

Bipartisan Senate Duo Push Justice Department For Briefing On Michael Flynn

Bipartisan Senate Duo Push Justice Department For Briefing On Michael Flynn Chuck Grassley and Dianne Feinstein want more details on Flynn’s contact with Russia. Bipartisan : The Senate Judiciary Committee’s top Republican and Democrat are together pressing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey to provide the committee with more details on former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his contacts with Russian officials. Flynn resigned from his post on Monday following revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s U.S. ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, prior to…

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Lindsay Lohan defends Trump ‘We have to join him’

Lindsay Lohan defends Trump: 'We have to join him'

Lindsay Lohan defends Trump ‘We have to join him’ Lindsay Lohan says President Donald Trump doesn’t have it easy. The 30-year-old actress recently participated in a Facebook Live Q&A session for the Daily Mail where she defended the new president. “I think always in the public eye you’re going to get scrutinized,” she said. “He is the president — we have to join him. If you can’t beat him, join him.” She urged Trump to help Syrian refugees in need. She urged Trump to help Syrian refugees in need.  …

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NY Times reporter apologizes for calling First Lady Melania Trump ‘a hooker’

NY Times reporter apologizes for calling First Lady Melania Trump 'a hooker'

NY Times reporter apologizes for calling First Lady Melania Trump ‘a hooker’ The New York Times reporter that referred to First Lady Melania Trump as “a hooker” has apologized. “I want to take ownership of a mistake I made,” New York Times features writer Jacob Bernstein said on Twitter. “Speaking at a party in what I thought was a personal conversation, I nevertheless made a stupid remark about the first lady.” He continued, “My editors have made it clear my behavior was not in keeping with the standards of the…

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Kellyanne Conway Crumbles Under The Weight Of Her Own Lies

Kellyanne Conway Crumbles Under The Weight Of Her Own Lies

Kellyanne Conway Crumbles Under The Weight Of Her Own Lies She struggled to answer basic questions about the timeline leading to the resignation of national security adviser Mike Flynn. Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday struggled to answer basic questions about why White House officials may have known for several weeks that national security adviser Mike Flynn was vulnerable to Russian blackmail yet failed to act. Flynn resigned late Monday after revelations that he had discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador a month before Donald Trump became president. Sources told The Washington…

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Top Trumped: what does the US election mean for science and Europe?

Top Trumped: what does the US election mean for science and Europe?

Top Trumped: what does the US election mean for science and Europe? Trumped : Research communities search for positive signs amid science policy uncertainty. Trumped : It’s safe to say that Donald Trump’s election has blown a cold wind through the science world. Europe in particular, still reeling from Brexit, is gazing across the pond feeling increasingly uneasy. Trump has tweeted that vaccinations are linked to autism and that lightbulbs can cause cancer. More worryingly, that global warming is based on faulty science and manipulated data. This has lead to…

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White House Denies Placing Social Media Gag Orders

White House Denies Placing Social Media Gag Orders

White House Denies Placing Social Media Gag Orders Agencies are taking their own steps to address “inappropriate use of social media,” the press secretary says. Denies : White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Wednesday that the Trump administration had no hand in deleting a national park’s tweets about climate change and denied any broader social media censorship is coming from the White House. “There’s nothing that’s come from the White House, absolutely not,” Spicer said during a press briefing when asked whether it had anything to do with…

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