Senate Republicans come around to idea of not having witnesses in impeachment trial

Washington (CNN)Senate Republicans are starting to coalesce around the idea of a shorter Senate impeachment trial — one that, contrary to President Donald Trump’s stated desire, wouldn’t include witnesses. As the House moves swiftly to a floor vote on impeachment, senators must grapple with what now looks inevitable: that they will act as a jury in a historic impeachment trial. Many questions remain unanswered, however, about how exactly such a trial would proceed. The decision of whether or not to call witnesses could have a significant impact on the way the process unfolds. A Republican senator granted anonymity to speak candidly about concerns within the GOP conference said that the President’s desire to have a long trial with many witnesses …

Elizabeth Warren Leans Into First Female President

Elizabeth Warren has intensified her first female president pitch. Down two women rivals and statistically wedged among a said, before addressing issues that disproportionately impact black women. Frankly, its a smart political move, Christina Reynolds, vice president of communications for Emilys List, a group that helps recruit and elect women to office, including Warren, told The Daily Beast. But I also think its who she is. I might just argue its gotten a little more attention lately. Other gestures have been more symbolic. At a campaign stop in Iowa last week, the senator promised to wear the same accessory she donned during Trumps inauguration in 2017, a scarf from Planned Parenthood, which has been under intense fire during the Trump …

Feathers Trapped Inside Amber Show Some Dinosaurs Had A Lice Problem

Despite their might and ferocious reputation, prehistoric dinosaurs hid a banal problem behind their feathered locks: lice. A newly identified species of insect have been found on the feathers of a mid-Cretaceous dinosaur trapped inside amber. At approximately 100 million years old, these teeny lice-like insects are the earliest known evidence that insects liked to chow down on dinosaur feathers.    Reported in the journal Nature Communications today, the two chunks of amber were originally discovered in the Kachin Province of northern Myanmar, a Southeast Asian nation where an incredible amount of amber is found. These two pieces of amber date to the mid-Cretaceous period somewhere around the 100-million-year-old mark, although they’re perhaps older.   Mesophthirus angeli crawling on the dinosaur feathers in mid-Cretaceous amber.Taiping Gao …

A third of hospitals ‘increased parking charges’

Respondents described the fees as a “rip-off”, “extortionate” and “astronomical”. But people were split over whether charges should be scrapped or not. Labour has proposed ending hospital charges, while the Tories have proposed free parking for those with the greatest need, including disabled people, parents of sick children staying overnight and those regularly needing appointments. What are the parties promising you? Here’s a concise guide to where the parties stand on key issues like the environment, Brexit and the NHS. General election manifesto guide 11 charts on why the NHS matters in this election Related Topics Parking NHS Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

‘Were sorry for Thomas Cook refund delay’

A refund process was opened on 7 October for customers covered by Atol-protected insurance. ‘Thomas Cook crash almost ruined my engagement’ Thomas Cook customers face refund delays Although the CAA said it expected to pay the tens of thousands of people who registered on the first day within 60 days, only about two-thirds were refunded by the weekend deadline. Mr Smith, the CAA’s consumers and markets director, said: “This is the biggest refund operation in UK travel. We have paid out already about £160m, and expect over the next couple of days to get that up above £180m. “We have had to put some extra checks in because we were concerned about fraud. And we had some challenges with the …

California’s Bay Area rocked by back-to-back police shootings over the weekend

In one incident, police in Santa Rosa shot someone after mistaking their umbrella for a rifle Two police shootings in a single weekend have rattled the San Francisco Bay Area, including one in which a police officer mistook an umbrella for a rifle. The first shooting took place on Saturday morning in the citys Mission District, when police responded to reports of a burglary. The San Francisco police department told the San Francisco Chronicle the officers tried to revive the victim before he was taken to the hospital. Both the alleged burglar and one of the officers were admitted with unspecified injuries. The alleged burglar was in critical condition. Linker Less than four hours later, about 60 miles from San …

Everything I Wish I Knew About Freezing My Eggs | Betches

So if you’ve read my recent articles, you know that I have breast cancer. Super fun. It’s all been really glamorous. My life is everything I’d dreamed it would be. I’m about to start chemo, which, since it’s just pumping your body full of poison to kill any cancer cells, causes a lot of other issues. One that I wasn’t aware of is It’s A LOT Of Needles Shots are about to have a whole new meaning. I’m not an idiot; I assumed there would be some needles. But to get your egg babies ready for harvesting (they literally call it that—what am I, a f*cking chicken?), you’re going to have to shoot up a lot of hormones. The process …

Mayor Pete Turns to God to Win Over Black Supporters

As Mayor Pete Buttigieg kickstarts his campaign to win over African-American voters who are skeptical of his aboard his campaign bus in New Hampshire, in response to a question about what clicks with African-American audiences. Knowing how important an organizing principle faith is in so many black families, in so many parts of the black community. Buttigieg, more than any other candidate seeking the Democratic nomination, has emphasized boost his support among non-white voters. The next day, Buttigieg held a meet-and-greet in Allendale, South Carolina, a town where three-quarters of residents are black and which hasnt seen a Democratic candidate for president since John Edwards campaigned there in 2008. Allendale Democratic Party Chair Willa Jennings began the event with a …

The 45-Year-Old Queer Dyke Whose Life Was Ruined By SNL

It is important to note that Abby McEnanys therapist is not dead. Specifically, she did not die while in a session with her. Oh my God, I wouldnt be able to get out of bed ever again if that really happened, she tells me. How do you ever recover from that? The clarification is needed given the confessional, semi-autobiographical nature of McEnanys new television series, the strong reviews the series has been receiving, there have already been headlinesand sure to be many moreabout its surprising and cathartic interrogation of the co-director of The Matrix who released in 1994. Because of Pats short, curly hair, almost as if permed, and doughy body shape, no one the character encountered was able to …

You Dont Need Another Bad Boy, You Need A Lip Gallagher

Alyssa Lynn Malmquist Updated April 27, 2019 By Shameless If you’ve watched even just one episode of on Showtime, you know who Lip Gallagher is. Played by actor Jeremy Allen White, Lip Gallagher stole our hearts from the first episode of season one not necessarily by his looks, but primarily by everything else. He has more strength than he gives himself credit for putting anyone and everyone before his own needs. Now in the ninth season of the show, Lip Gallagher still keeps his audience swooning over his charm, sincerity, and ruggedness. There are so many reasons to love Lip Gallagher and dream of dating him IRL so let’s break it down: His threshold for crazy. Aside from taking care of his siblings, and sometimes …

Rashford and Martial give Manchester United derby honours against City

Manchester Uniteds Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial left Manchester City too much to do despite Nicols Otamendis late goal in a 2-1 derby victory at the Etihad Manchester Citys hopes of winning the Premier League title for a record-equalling third time in succession had felt slim at kick-off but does anybody truly think they can overhaul Liverpool after this? It was hard enough for the City support to see their team dismantled by their crosstown rivals, Manchester United, during what amounted to a first-half counter-attacking masterclass led by Marcus Rashford, who was close to unplayable. But a glance at the table at the end of it all shows that City now lag 14 points behind Liverpool. Pep Guardiola and his …

Man who saved factory blast ‘lasses’ honoured

There were about 150 women and girls in the room when the explosion happened, at 22:27 as the night shift got under way. More stories from around Yorkshire With 35 dead and many more injured, men and women rushed into the room to try to bring the injured to safety. Image copyright AFP The explosion at Barnbow led to the single largest loss of life in the history of Leeds When World War One broke out, there was unprecedented demand for ammunition and three businessmen found the site for the factory It was built within three months and employed 17,000 workers, most of them women Three separate explosions happened at the factory, but the most serious was the one on …

Why Science Videos Are Important in Education

Progress is inevitable. It touches upon every sphere of our life, and education is no exception. Students today are very different from those who were sitting in the same classrooms 10, 15, or 20 years ago. That is why the information they are taught must be presented in a different way. The use of videos during the learning process is essential. And there’s more than one reason why. In this article, we’ll prove that visual support can do miracles. In 2015, around 84% of American parents agreed that school tech adds more value to their children’s learning, and over 78% said that the use of tech at school is one of the best ways for their children to enter colleges …