President Trump Says He Simply Misspoke When Siding with Putin Over U.S. Intelligence

Donald Trump’s doing something a tad out of the ordinary for him — taking back a comment he made … but only after saying his message SHOULD have been obvious. The Prez just issued a clarification after siding with Vladimir Putin over the U.S.…

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U.S. oil boom delivers surprise for traders – and it’s costly

The world’s biggest oil traders are counting hefty losses after a surprise doubling in the price discount of U.S. light crude to benchmark Brent in just a month, as surging U.S production upends the market.


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How San Francisco sends less trash to the landfill than any other major U.S. city

San Francisco diverts 80 percent of its waste from landfills, more than any other major city. It hopes to achieve zero waste by 2020. Here's a look at what makes the city's waste management system so successful.
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Hundreds of shivering Australians get nude for U.S. photographer Tunick

Around 500 Australians shivered in the nude for American photographer Spencer Tunick on Monday, braving the winter chill on a Melbourne supermarket rooftop for his latest mass nude shots.


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Sarah Palin claims ‘piece of s–t’ Sacha Baron Cohen posed as a disabled U.S. veteran and tricked her into an interview for his new comedy show

Sarah Palin claims she was duped into participating in Sacha Baron Cohen’s Showtime series.

The former vice presidential candidate penned a lengthy post on Facebook in which she said she was tricked into an interview for “Who Is America?”

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Trump Nominates Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court

President Donald Trump announced Brett -Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee Monday night, in a primetime televised event. Judge Kavanaugh, a U.S. Circuit Court judge for Washington, D.C., would fill the vacant seat left by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his departure in late June.

Calling Trump’s Supreme Court nomination an “honor and privilege,” Kavanaugh addressed a crowd in the White House’s East Room alongside his wife and two daughters. “A judge must interpret the law, not make the law,” Kavanaugh said. If approved by the Senate, he would become the fifth conservative justice on the nation’s highest court.

On the issues, Kavanaugh seems to tick many of the boxes of interest to Trump, who included him on a list of potential Supreme Court picks published by the White House in November 2017.

Age was an important factor in making Trump’s Supreme Court list; Kavanaugh is 53 years old, which would guarantee a measure of longevity on the court, if he is approved by Congress.

Kavanaugh’s views on impeachment could be controversial and of interest to Trump. The Supreme Court nominee argued in the past that President Bill Clinton could have been impeached for lying to and misleading both his staff and the public at large. But after working in the George W. Bush administration, Kavanaugh’s stance has softened, reports The Washington Post. Kavanaugh now reportedly believes court proceedings against a sitting president should be deferred until after he or she is out of office.

“The indictment and trial of a sitting President, moreover, would cripple the federal government, rendering it unable to function with credibility in either the international or domestic arenas,” Kavanaugh wrote in a 2012 piece titled “Separation of Powers During the FortyFourth Presidency and Beyond” for the Minnesota Law Review.

In addition to opposing abortion rights, Kavanaugh is also reportedly against net neutrality, according to an article from Motherboard.

If confirmed, Kavanaugh will become Trump’s second Supreme Court appointment. Justice Neil Gorsuch was Trump’s Supreme Court pick in 2017.

Kavanaugh was among four potential nominees Trump interviewed for the lifetime appointment. The list also included Amy Coney Barrett, Amul Thapar and Raymond Kethledge. Thomas Hardiman, a runner up for Gorsuch’s seat, also reportedly met with Trump, reports TIME.

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ZTE allowed to resume some U.S. business activities just months after 7-year ban issued

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ZTE, the Chinese smartphone maker that was banned from operating in the U.S. this past April, may already be resuming its stateside operations. And it has President Donald Trump to thank for the assist.

According to a document obtained by Bloomberg, due to pressure from the Trump administration, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security has authorized ZTE to resume some business activities as a deal is worked out regarding its ban in the country.

In April, ZTE was banned from importing phone parts from the U.S. for repeatedly misleading the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security. The U.S. intelligence community also issued a warning to U.S. consumers, urging them not to purchase phones made by certain Chinese manufacturers — including ZTE — due to spying and security concerns. Because of the ban, ZTE had ceased all U.S. operations in May. The ban was supposed to last for 7 years. Read more…

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Huawei says does not expect U.S. sanctions: press

China’s Huawei, the world’s largest maker of telecommunication network equipment, does not see itself becoming the target of U.S. sanctions and will keep buying U.S. chips this year, one of its three rotating chairmen told a French newspaper.


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Huawei says does not expect U.S. sanctions: press

China’s Huawei, the world’s largest maker of telecommunication network equipment, does not see itself becoming the target of U.S. sanctions and will keep buying U.S. chips this year, one of its three rotating chairmen told a French newspaper.


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UPDATE 1–Largest U.S. business group attacks Trump on tariffs

WASHINGTON, July 2 (Reuters) – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce,
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close ally of President Donald Trump’s Republican Party, is
launching a campaign on Monday to oppose Trump’s trade tariff
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Millennials are the worst tippers in the U.S., survey reveals

Millennials can’t ever get a break. Housing prices are out of reach for many of them, student loans are like millstones around their necks, one-third of them don’t know what a butter knife is, and now they’re being dubbed as terrible at tipping. Adults age 18 to 37 are much less willing to tip…

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U.S. government says it will detain migrant children with parents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government said in a court filing on Friday that it has the right to detain children and parents caught crossing the U.S. border illegally for the duration of their immigration proceedings.


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Marijuana vacations: Best bud and breakfasts in the U.S.

They’ve popped up in places where there are recreational cannabis laws.

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Protesters across U.S. call on Trump to reunite immigrant families

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of protesters marched in cities across the United States on Saturday to demand the Trump administration reverse an immigration crackdown that has separated children from parents at the U.S-Mexico border and sparked plans for military-run detention camps.


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Bonobo talks ‘Migration,’ the end of his lengthy tour and the state of the U.S. ahead of Brooklyn show

Electronic music producer Bonobo is migrating to Brooklyn this weekend.

The DJ and musician Simon Green is set to wrap up the tour behind his latest record “Migration” on Sunday — with a special performance at The Brooklyn Mirage that features 3-D projection mapping.

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U.S. says immigrants ruling shows need for legislation

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday a judge’s order directing the Trump administration to rapidly reunify migrant children separated from their parents on the U.S.-Mexico border just showed the need for quick action by Congress on illegal immigration.


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U.S. Consumer Confidence Unexpectedly Deteriorates In June

Reflecting a deterioration in expectations, the Conference Board released a report on Tuesday showing an unexpected decline in U.S. consumer confidence in the month of June.
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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ made $500 million before it even hit U.S. theaters

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was a half-billion dollar moneymaker before its U.S. release on Friday. It has an outside chance of hitting the $ 1 billion milestone by the end of next weekend.

Not bad for a movie series about a Disney-style theme park built around resurrected-from-extinction dinosaurs.

The latest Jurassic adventure adds an estimated $ 150 million in U.S. ticket sales to its overall total this weekend, bringing Fallen Kingdom‘s cumulative global box office up to $ 711.5 million. The movie opened outside the U.S. as far back as June 6, so we’re technically now in its third weekend since release. Read more…

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U.S. government reunites 522 children removed under ‘zero tolerance’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Homeland Security Department said late Saturday the government has reunited 522 children separated from adults as part of a “Zero Tolerance” initiative and plans to reunite another 16 children over the next 24 hours.


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The U.S., Canada and Mexico Just Won a Joint Bid to Host the 2026 World Cup

(MOSCOW) — North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament.

The soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994 after gaining 134 votes, while Morocco got 65 at the FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday.

The vote by football federations was public, in contrast to secrecy surrounding the ballot by FIFA’s elected board members for the 2018 and 2022 hosts, Russia and Qatar, in 2010.

The U.S. proposed staging 60 out of the 80 games in 2026, when 16 teams will be added to the finals, leaving Canada and Mexico with ten fixtures each.

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Nike Cancels UNDEFEATED Collection and Apologizes to U.S. Naval Academy

Nike and UNDEFEATED recently received an onslaught of backslash for their collaborative “The Fives” collection logo, which bore striking similarities to the U.S. Naval Academy’s crest design. On Thursday, the USNA announced that it was sending a cease and desist to Nike and UNDEFEATED for trademark infringement. “The similarities of the Nike/UNDEFEATED logo released this week and the USNA Crest are undeniable and we believe their logo is clearly an infringement under trademark law,” the Academy wrote on Twitter.

On Friday, Nike responded with a written statement apologizing to the USNA. “We recently were made aware of our logo being included into a design that has been previously used by one of our longstanding partners,” Nike said in the statement, according to the Washington Post. “We have always respected the US Navy and its Academy and have been a longtime supporter of the military.”

Nike furthermore announced that its UNDEFEATED collection, which was slated for release on June 16, has been canceled. “We do not feel it is appropriate to move forward with the collection. We apologize to anyone who was offended.”

The USNA responded with another statement expressing appreciation for Nike’s cancellation of the UNDEFEATED collab. Check out the Tweets below, as well as the comparison of the logo designs, and share your thoughts in the comments.

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U.S. judge sends ex-Trump campaign head Manafort to jail until trial

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s former election campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was sent to jail pending trial on Friday after being charged with witness tampering, the latest episode in his long fall from grace.


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Woods set to miss U.S. Open halfway cut after 72

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (Reuters) – Tiger Woods missed the halfway cut at the U.S. Open on Friday the day before the 10th anniversary of his last major title success in the latest sign that his comeback from major back surgery has stalled.


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These Are the 17 U.S. Cities That Could Host the 2026 World Cup

The U.S., Mexico and Canada won a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup, bringing the soccer tournament to North America for the first time since 1994.

The combined bid overwhelmingly won a vote against Morocco, its only challenger at the FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday. North America gained 134 votes, while Morocco got 65.

Sixteen cities spanning the continent will host the 80 games of the 2016 World Cup tournament. Of those games, 60 will be played in the U.S., while Canada and Mexico will host 10 games each. The last game of the tournament will take place at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. There are now 23 cities, including three in Canada and three in Mexico, that are up for selection to host the 2026 World Cup.

See which cities could host the 2026 World Cup matches below.

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Boston

New York/New Jersey

Philadelphia

Baltimore

Washington, DC

Cincinnati

Nashville

Atlanta

Orlando

Miami

Kansas City

Dallas

Houston

Denver

Los Angeles

San Francisco Bay Area

Seattle

Canada

Edmonton

Montréal

Toronto

Mexico

Monterrey

Guadalajara

Mexico City

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U.S. agency’s virtual currency oversight faces court challenge

BOSTON (Reuters) – An obscure virtual currency called My Big Coin is now at the center of a closely watched case that could determine whether the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has the authority to combat fraud associated with cryptocurrencies.


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U.S. Olympic Skier Bode Miller’s Toddler Daughter Drowns in a Pool

(LOS ANGELES) — The 19-month-old daughter of U.S. Olympic skier Bode Miller drowned in a Southern California swimming pool, authorities said Monday.

Emeline Miller died at an Orange County hospital Sunday, the day after paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive her after the drowning incident.

“We are beyond devastated,” Miller said in an Instagram post that showed several photos of the blonde, blue-eyed, chubby-cheeked toddler.

In a video, Emmy, as she was known, was being kissed on the check by her mother Morgan, a professional beach volleyball player, as she repeatedly said, “Hi Dada.”

One photo showed her covered in suds in a tub and another showed her smiling as she pushed two baby dolls in a pink stroller on a street with large homes in the background.

“Never in a million years did we think we would experience a pain like this,” Miller said in the post. “Her love, her light, her spirit will never be forgotten. Our little girl loved life and lived it to its fullest every day.”

The death was under investigation, Orange County sheriff’s spokeswoman Carrie Braun said.

Paramedics were called to a home in the upscale enclave of Coto de Caza just before 6:30 p.m. Saturday, said Capt. Tony Bommarito of the Orange County Fire Authority.

They tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate the girl and rushed her to an emergency room, Bommarito said.

“They had no pulses the whole way,” Bommarito said. “It didn’t end well.”

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team tweeted its condolences to Miller and his family.

Miller, 40, is the most decorated male U.S. skier with 33 World Cup win, two overall titles, four world championships and six Olympic medals, including gold at the 2010 Vancouver Games in the super-combined. At the 2014 Sochi games, he was the oldest alpine skier — at age 36 — to win a medal.

Despite his skill on skis, he has been known at times for eye-raising comments and behavior, claiming he had raced in a World Cup event while still drunk from partying the night before.

Miller, who has three other children, asked for privacy for the family in his Instagram post.

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Tesla must fix ‘flaws’ in Autopilot after fatal crash: U.S. consumer group

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A consumer advocacy group on Friday urged Tesla Inc to fix what it termed as “flaws” in the automaker’s driver-assistance system Autopilot after a preliminary government report said a driver did not have his hands on the vehicle’s steering wheel in the final six seconds before a fatal crash.


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It’s been 10 years since Tiger Woods won at the U.S. Open as he heads to Shinnecock

A decade somehow has passed already since Tiger Woods, on a shredded left knee that would require reconstructive surgery on a torn ACL eight days later, legendarily outlasted Rocco Mediate in a 19-hole playoff at Torrey Pines to capture the 2008 U.S. Open title.

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Billions in U.S. solar projects shelved after Trump panel tariff

(Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s tariff on imported solar panels has led U.S. renewable energy companies to cancel or freeze investments of more than $ 2.5 billion in large installation projects, along with thousands of jobs, the developers told Reuters.


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G-7 Finance Chiefs Condemn Latest U.S. Tariffs

Group of Seven finance chiefs issued a rare rebuke of a member nation, claiming U.S. trade actions could undermine global economic confidence and threaten the effectiveness of the Western alliance.

The statement singled out the Americans, the largest and most important member of the G-7, saying “decisive action” is needed at a leaders summit next week in Quebec. The ministers requested that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin “communicate their unanimous concern and disappointment.”

“The international community is faced with significant economic and security issues, which are best addressed through a united front from G-7 countries,” Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau said in a “chair’s summary” of the meeting in Whistler, British Columbia. “Members continue to make progress on behalf of our citizens, but recognize that this collaboration and cooperation has been put at risk by trade actions against other members.”

Morneau’s comments came after an acrimonious three days of talks — with Mnuchin on the receiving end of much of the frustration — in which America’s allies protested against President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum from the European Union, Canada and Mexico. With the trade dispute triggering one of the biggest crises in the G-7 since the group’s formation in the 1970s, frictions are poised to spill over into next week’s meetings in Charlevoix, Quebec that Trump will attend. The group includes Canada, France, Italy, Germany, the U.K., Japan and the U.S.

G6+1

“It has been a tense and tough G-7. I would say it has been far more a G-6 plus one than a G-7,” said French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire. The EU has threatened to retaliate with duties on everything from American motorcycles to bourbon.

Before these week’s trade actions, the European Union and Canada had previously been granted temporary exemptions. Japan had already been subject to the tariffs, which the U.S. said were necessary to protect its national security.

At his closing press conference, Mnuchin said that he’s already conveyed the G-7 message to Trump, who he said “has been very clear in wanting to address trade issues.”

“Our objective is to make sure we have fair and balanced trade,” Mnuchin said in the Canadian ski resort town. “I don’t think in any way the U.S. is abandoning its leadership in the global economy. Quite the contrary, we’ve had a massive effort in tax reform in the United States which has had an incredible impact on the U.S. economy.”

U.S. Court

Le Maire opened the door to negotiations over the tariffs, but said the ball is in the U.S. court. “We still have a few days to avoid an escalation. We still have a few days to take the necessary steps to avoid a trade war between the EU and the U.S.,” Le Maire said, adding the EU doesn’t want a trade war.

Mnuchin reiterated that the U.S. will continue to have discussions around possible exemptions to the metal tariffs.

Shortly before the G-7 meeting ended, Trump tweeted that “the United States must, at long last, be treated fairly on trade.”

“If we charge a country ZERO to sell their goods, and they charge us 25, 50 or even 100 percent to sell ours, it is UNFAIR and can no longer be tolerated. That is not Free or Fair Trade, it is Stupid Trade!” the president said, without specifying what tariff rates he was referring to.

Feel-Good Summit

The trade disputes hijacked what was supposed to be a feel-good summit that global finance chiefs initially saw as an opportunity to tout the successes of the global economic upswing. The IMF projects the world economy will grow this year and next at its fastest pace since 2011 and Morneau’s statement did give a nod to the expansion.

Ministers “agreed that the global economy has strengthened since they met last year in Bari and that the expansion is set to persist,” said Morneau, while cautioning the trade dispute is introducing unnecessary risks.

“Concerns were expressed that the tariffs imposed by the United States on its friends and allies, on the grounds of national security, undermine open trade and confidence in the global economy,” it said.

Mnuchin faced so much criticism from his counterparts over the new trade levies that Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said he almost “felt sorry” for the U.S. finance chief.

“He’s not directly in charge of the metal tariffs, so in that sense it was very tough for him,” Aso told reporters. “I felt sorry for him, but I guess it’s not the sort of issue I should sympathize with.”

Despite the divisions at the meeting, the U.S. remains a backer of the alliance of wealthy nations, Mnuchin said.

“We believe in the G-7,” he said. “These are our most important allies. We’ve had long-standing relationships will all these countries.”

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Talks end with China warning trade benefits at risk if U.S. imposes tariffs

BEIJING (Reuters) – China warned the United States on Sunday that any agreements reached on trade and business between the two countries will be void if Washington implements tariffs and other trade measures, as the two ended their latest round of talks in Beijing.


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Exclusive: U.S. may soon claim up to $1.7 billion penalty from China’s ZTE – sources

(Reuters) – The Trump administration may soon claim as much as $ 1.7 billion penalty from ZTE Corp , as it looks to punish and tighten control over the Chinese telecommunications company before allowing it back into business, according to people familiar with the matter.


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U.S. allies hit back at Washington’s steel, aluminum tariffs

WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) – Canada and Mexico retaliated against the United State’s decision on Thursday to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and the European Union had its own reprisals ready to go, reigniting investor fears of a global trade war.


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Cohen attorney hurls leak accusation at Stormy Daniels’ lawyer in U.S. court

NEW YORK (Reuters) – An attorney for President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, accused porn star Stormy Daniels’ lawyer in federal court on Wednesday of leaking Cohen’s bank records, calling it a “drive-by shooting of my client’s rights.”


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GARDEN CITY, Kansas (Reuters) – In his first whirlwind weeks in the United States, Wimber Htoo, 23, racked up a list of accomplishments. He learned to use the bus, applied for a social security card and obtained a state ID, all new experiences for Htoo, a member of the Karen minority who fled Myanmar as a teenager for a refugee camp in Thailand.


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China offers Trump package to slash U.S. trade deficit: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China has offered U.S. President Donald Trump a package of proposed purchases of American goods and other measures aimed at reducing the U.S. trade deficit with China by some $ 200 billion a year, U.S. officials familiar with the proposal said.


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‘Home Away from Home’: Taysir Batniji captures his family’s life after immigrating to the U.S.

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Israeli forces kill dozens in Gaza as U.S. Embassy opens in Jerusalem

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli troops shot dead dozens of Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border on Monday as the United States opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem, a move that has fueled Palestinian anger and drawn foreign criticism that it undermines peace efforts.


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Why the U.S. Isn’t Competing in the 2018 World Cup

For the first time in more than three decades, the U.S. men’s national team will not compete in the World Cup.

The stunning and surreal nature of the America’s absence is now a reality for U.S. soccer fans as the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Russia this summer, draws near. Months after the U.S. failed to qualify, Americans perhaps have now come to terms with the fact that there will be no shot at a come-from-behind win or another extraordinary rally from U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard, who was fittingly referred to as the “Secretary of Defense” by fans at the 2014 tournament after his record-breaking game.

The U.S.’s failure to qualify for the World Cup also marks a setback the country’s efforts to elevate the most-watched sport in the world in America. Of course, American fans could always look to the women’s national team, which has three World Cup titles under its belt, for that inspiration. But the U.S.’s unexpected absence from the men’s tournament could mark a turning point for how the structural institution of soccer in the country is handled at the grassroots level, where issues of accessibility has been cause for concern due to high club costs, among other factors.

“Could this be a salutary moment to reconfigure the structural aspects of U.S. soccer?” asked Laurent Dubois, author of The Language of the Game: How to Understand Soccer, in an interview with TIME. “If that’s the case, if it forces the change, then it might all be for the best in the long term.”

Here’s what you should know about why the U.S. men’s national team won’t compete at the 2018 World Cup.

Why is the U.S. not competing in the 2018 World Cup?

In the final qualifying round for the 2018 World Cup last October, the U.S. men’s national team lost 2-1 against Trinidad and Tobago in a stunning defeat.

That loss was just one of a series of events that led to the U.S.’s failure to qualify for the World Cup. The match came at the end of a two-years-long qualifying tournament for national teams in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football leagues. A rocky start for the U.S. meant the country’s fate relied heavily on how other teams fared. Indeed, the loss against Trinidad and Tobago was just part of the concoction that led to the U.S.’s absence at the 2018 World Cup. Honduras and Panama stunned Mexico and Costa Rica, respectively, in the final round last October. Those wins and losses placed Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama in the World Cup, and the U.S. in fifth place — even out of reach of a fourth-place finish where the team could have fought for a World Cup spot in the inter-confederation play-offs.

“People tend to underestimate the competition in CONCACAF because they play against these smaller countries in Central America and the Caribbean,” Dubois said. “But, of course, a lot of these countries do have great soccer traditions and there really isn’t ever a guarantee that the U.S. will make it.”

Panama, for example, will now make its first-ever World Cup appearance.

The U.S.’s World Cup absence has “set back” soccer in the country “by several years,” according to Jurgen Klinsmann, the former men’s national team coach who was ousted in November 2016 after their less-than-satisfying performance thus far. Now, months after defeat, Americans must address the question: Why didn’t a team in a country with tremendous size and resources fail to qualify? Part of the issue, Dubois said, is inaccessibility to soccer on the youth level, as hefty costs for club teams could bar talented players from the sport. In fact, European countries with dominate teams like Germany, France and Belgium “all have a record of doing really sustained grassroots support for sports at the youth level so everyone has access to it,” Dubois said.

“If you want to have the best national team,” Dubois said, “you’ve got to start at the roots in terms of cultivating and supporting the best talent across the board.”

How did the U.S. do in the 2014 World Cup?

In 2014, the U.S. made it to the Round of 16, largely due to a redemptive win against Ghana.

The U.S. somehow survived its “Group of Death” in the first round of the 2014 World Cup, which consisted of the tournament’s eventual champion Germany, as well as the U.S., Portugal and Ghana. The U.S. advanced to the Round of 16 thanks to its 2-1 win against Ghana, where the then 21-year-old John Brooks scored the game-winning goal in the 86th minute of play.

The U.S. then faced Belgium in the Round of 16 for another memorable, albeit heartbreaking, match for Americans. Despite a 2-1 loss, the July 1, 2014 match is perhaps best known for the stunning performance from U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard. In the overtime game, Howard had 16 saves — the most of any in recorded history of the World Cup.

In fact, neither Belgium nor the U.S. scored a point in the 90 minutes of the game. In overtime, Belgium secured a win, 2-1.

A year later, however, the U.S. women secured its third World Cup title when it beat Japan, 5-2, in the final match. The U.S.’s dominance in women’s soccer has certainly spurred more interest in the sport among American fans. It also raised awareness for substantial wage inequality among the men’s and women’s teams. Indeed, the U.S. women won $ 2 million for its 2015 World Cup title — a fraction of the $ 35 million Germany, the 2014 men’s World Cup champions, earned for its win a year prior.

The U.S. women’s team went on to fight for a new contract with the U.S. Soccer Federation to secure higher wages and better travel accommodations, among other things. The new contract did not guarantee equal pay to the men’s national team, despite the women’s comparative dominance.

What can I expect for the tournament this year?

The U.S.’s absence doesn’t mean American fans won’t watch the World Cup this year. Indeed, the most-watched event in the world could entice Americans with underdog stories and powerhouse international stars like Argentina’s Lionel Messi or Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

“A lot of Americans have connections to other countries through their ancestors or other reasons,” Dubois said, “and I think people will pick affiliation based on that sometimes, as well as what teams they’d like to watch.”

Iceland, for example, could draw fans as it competes in its first-ever World Cup. The small country is even encouraging international fans to root for its team with an offer to send fans to the country for its first match, the country’s tourism website says. Egypt will also make its return to the World Cup for the first time since 1990 — led by star forward Mohamed Salah, who plays for the English club Liverpool and Egypt’s national team.

A World Cup without the U.S., as well as teams like Italy and Ghana, could clear the way for a more exciting tournament as well.

“It kind of opens up the competition a little bit,” Dubois said. “A lot of times the final eight teams are a very predictable list, and this year might be a year where there are surprises.”

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(WASHINGTON) — U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold support from nations who don’t back the joint bid by the United States, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup.

Morocco also has bid to host soccer’s showcase. The FIFA Congress meets June 13 in Moscow to select the 2026 host, and a majority of the 207 voting FIFA members is needed. They also may pick neither bid, which would lead to the host process being reopened.

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U.S. EPA chief Pruitt tells lawmakers ethics charges are distractions, lies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt told lawmakers during a heated congressional hearing on Thursday that allegations of ethical missteps plaguing his tenure are untrue and are intended to derail President Donald Trump’s agenda.


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U.S. gymnastics coaching duo says doctor’s sex abuse surprised them

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The coaching couple who helped turn the U.S. women’s gymnastics team into a global powerhouse said in a TV interview aired on Friday that they knew nothing about the alleged sexual assaults by team doctor Larry Nassar at their training camp.


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U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Coach Martha Karolyi Says There’s ‘No Way’ She Suspected Sexual Abuse By Larry Nassar

(NEW YORK) — Former USA Gymnastics women’s national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison.

Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016 Rio Olympics. She tells Savannah Guthrie in “no way” did she suspect Larry Nassar was sexually abusing athletes under the guise of treatment.

“The whole gymnastics community couldn’t recognize this,” Martha Karolyi said in an excerpt provided to The Associated Press on Friday by NBC. “Everybody said, ‘Larry Nassar is a good doctor. Larry Nassar is a good guy.’”

The Karolyis spoke as part of a Dateline NBC special entitled “Silent No More” scheduled to air Sunday. The one-hour special, the first prime-time event hosted by Guthrie, takes a look at the fallout from revelations about years of abuse by Nassar involving hundreds of former athletes, including several members of the U.S. Olympic team.

The Karolyis have been named as co-defendants in several civil lawsuits filed against Nassar and USA Gymnastics. Several victims, including two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney, say they were abused at the Karolyi’s Ranch near Houston. The ranch served as the training home for USA Gymnastics during most of Martha Karolyi’s highly successful tenure running the national team.

Guthrie spent hours with the Karolyis at the ranch after the couple agreed to speak publicly for the first time since Martha Karolyi’s retirement following the 2016 Olympics.

“I think they felt like it was time for them to tell their side of the story,” Guthrie said. “I think they’ve watched and seen as their reputation has really taken a hit and people have asked a lot of questions about what they knew and just as importantly what they should have known.”

Guthrie said she was “surprised” the Karolyis came forward despite the potential legal fallout.

“They answered every question,” Guthrie said. “At no time did their lawyer jump in and say ‘You can’t answer that.’”

Nassar spent nearly three decades at USA Gymnastics before being fired in 2015 after complaints about his behavior. He continued to work at Michigan State University through the fall of 2016 before being hit with federal charges. Nassar is now serving decades in prison for molesting women and girls and for possessing child pornography.

Nassar was already established in the program when Martha Karolyi took over. He would visit the ranch during national team training sessions and also accompany the team to events around the world. Maroney said she was abused “hundreds” of times by Nassar.

Martha Karolyi denied having any knowledge about Nassar’s pattern of abuse.

“I heard during the testimonies (at Nassar’s sentencing) that some of the parents were in the therapy room with their own child and Larry Nassar was performing this,” Martha Karolyi told Guthrie. “And the parent couldn’t see. How I could see?”

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Amazon Is Launching International Shopping From the U.S.

Amazon is expanding the reach of its U.S. store.

The tech giant has launched a new international shopping feature that will allow people in several countries to buy products from its U.S. marketplace. Those products are then exported from the U.S. According to Reuters, which earlier reported on the move, Amazon customers will be able to buy more than 45 million products currently available in the company’s U.S. store.

Expanding Amazon’s U.S. marketplace to international markets could be a boon for the retail giant. Dramatically expanding the customer base opens Amazon to many more customers and could grow sales to its U.S. store.

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Still, there are some limitations in Amazon’s shopping program.

According to Reuters, international shopping is available online on Amazon’s mobile webpage and via its mobile apps. For now, the service is available in six languages: Spanish, English, Chinese, Brazilian, Portuguese, and German. Amazon is also limiting international shopping to 25 currencies, but plans to expand its support for both more currencies and more languages in the coming months.

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Irked by Parkland Students, Pro-Gun Demonstrators Rally Across U.S.

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On a brisk, windy Saturday afternoon, a couple hundred pro-gun activists gathered outside the Texas Capitol Building in Austin. The event organizers aimed to spread awareness and information about their Second Amendment Rights, as the gun control movement has gained substantial momentum following the mass shooting at Parkland High School in Florida.

“It really means a lot to see everyone here standing up for our rights. But the truth is we shouldn’t have to,” said Derek Wills, one of the event’s speakers representing the activist group Lone Star Gun Rights. Wills also hosts a podcast called Lone Star Gun Talk. “Our founding fathers would be rolling in our graves right now if they could see the State of our Union today. The freedom we so proudly boast is but a shadow of its former self.”

The Austin rally was just one of 50 such demonstrations organized in state capitals throughout the country by The National Constitutional Coalition of Patriotic Americans.

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Seth Rogen on How the Sony Hack Predicted the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

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One night at a lavish Hollywood party, Seth Rogen and a group of “much more famous” actors had gathered in the foyer to smoke weed, as one does, when—suddenly—the pungent clouds parted to reveal a mythical, kindly-faced creature approaching: Steven Spielberg.

As the legendary filmmaker descended the stairs and headed towards them, Rogen remembers thinking, “Oh no, he’s coming…Oh shit, he’s coming down the stairs…Oh shit, he’s here.”

When Spielberg arrived, the coterie of A-list pot-smokers was nervous as hell. “It was kind of like our Dad caught us smoking weed. It definitely had that vibe,” recalls a chuckling Rogen, before adding, “Not to say Steven Spielberg’s a narc.” And though Rogen’s very publicly claimed that Spielberg “never looked at me as a serious actor again,” he confesses that the director’s professional aversion “probably has more to do with my talent level than anything else.”

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U.S., Allies Strikes Chemical Weapons Targets in Syria and Call It a Night

The United States, Britain and France jointly launched missile strikes into Syria early Saturday, targeting facilities used for designing, manufacturing and storing chemical weapons in retaliation for Syria’s alleged use of those weapons one week earlier.  But the attack ordered by President Donald Trump and his French and British counterparts drew a mild response from the regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad.

Trump announced the assault in a televised address to the nation Friday night. He said he’d ordered “precision strikes” on targets associated with Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities in response to the Syrian regime’s attack on civilians last Saturday in Douma, a Damascus suburb. He called the attack “evil and despicable” and “the crimes of a monster.”

Defense Secretary James Mattis said the “decisive action” by the U.S. and its allies was directed at Syria’s chemical weapons infrastructure and was meant to deliver a message that didn’t get delivered a year ago when the Syrian government used chemical weapons in the town of Khan Sheikhoun.  It’s just a year ago that the U.S. fired 59 cruise missiles at the air base that was used to launch aircraft bearing chemical weapons.

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Trump says U.S. will only rejoin Pacific trade pact if terms are improved

WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States would only join the Trans Pacific Partnership, a multinational trade deal his administration walked away from last year, if it offered “substantially better” terms than those provided under previous negotiations.


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Top U.S. lawmaker Ryan to retire in latest Washington upheaval

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan will not seek re-election and will leave his post at the start of 2019, further unsettling a Republican Party rocked by Donald Trump’s tumultuous presidency ahead of November’s pivotal congressional elections.


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U.S. Producer Prices Rise 0.3% In March, More Than Expected

Producer prices in the U.S. increased by more than expected in the month of March, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Tuesday. The Labor Department said its producer price index rose by 0.3 percent in March after edging up by 0.2 percent in February.
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WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc
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‘Black Panther’ Is Now The #3 All-Time Movie In U.S. Box Office History

While people knew that Black Panther was among 2018’s most highly-anticipated films and they knew the buzz on it was intense, every week that box office receipts come in must be a shocker for a least some Hollywood observers. Wakanda and King T’Challa have now surpassed the blockbuster Titanic at the box office to take the #3 all-time slot.

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Ryan Coogler’Black Panther is still making history nearly two months after it first opened in theaters.

The latest accomplishment: The Disney and Marvel superhero tentpole on Saturday passed 1997’s Titanic to rank as the third top-grossing title of all time at the North American box office behind 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($ 936.7 million) and 2009’s Avatar ($ 760.5 million), not adjusted for inflation.

Black Panther finished Friday with a domestic total of $ 659.3 million, just shy of the $ 659.5 million grossed by Titanic.

Globally, Black Panther has grossed $ 1.29 billion to date and currently ranks as the No. 10 top-grossing title of all time.

The film — unprecedented in being a big-budget studio tentpole featuring a virtually all-black cast — stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther alongside Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.

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DUBAI (Reuters) – Hackers have attacked networks in a number of countries including data centers in Iran where they left the image of a U.S. flag on screens along with a warning: “Don’t mess with our elections”, the Iranian IT ministry said on Saturday.


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Karl Lagerfeld is ready to take SoHo by storm.
On Saturday, the Karl Lagerfeld brand will open its first U.S. store at 420 West Broadway in New York, which features a mix of Lagerfeld’s European collection and Karl Lagerfeld Paris, which is a joint venture with G-III Apparel Group.
“The moment seems to be right and the space is great,” Lagerfeld told WWD. He noted that distribution of his signature brand, re-launched in the burgeoning masstige category in 2012, first put down retail roots in Europe and then China. “Our first tests in the U.S. were great.”
Inspired by the designer’s personal home and studio, the 3,230-square-foot store has a sophisticated yet inviting, open feel. Each of the furnishings has an unusual story behind it, from antique mirrors to velvet chairs and luxurious marble finishes to the giant Tokidoki silver cartoon sculpture of Lagerfeld — with a ponytail — holding his famous feline, Choupette. A bespoke carpet has a red border around its edges, similar to the border that the designer draws on all of his sketches. A full-size photograph of Lagerfeld, wearing fingerless gloves and chains, and taking a photo with his camera, greets visitors at the entrance.
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U.S. Visa Applicants May Be Asked for Social Media History, Says State Dept

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The federal government wants foreign visitors to supply their social media history before they can enter the country, according to Reuters.

On Friday, the State Department filed a proposal that would make it mandatory for immigrant and non-immigrant visa applicants to submit “all social media identities” that they’ve used in the past five years.

The proposal would need to be approved by the Office of Management and Budget and would be used to identify those seeking entry into the U.S.

The proposal falls in line with President Donald Trump’s plan to vet immigrants prior to entering the country in order to curb terrorism.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) blasted the proposal saying it would have a negative effect on freedom of speech.

“People will now have to wonder if what they say online will be misconstrued or misunderstood by a government official,” Hina Shamsi, director ACLU’s National Security Project, told Reuters in a statement.

“We’re also concerned about how the Trump administration defines the vague and over-broad term ‘terrorist activities’ because it is inherently political and can be used to discriminate against immigrants who have done nothing wrong,” he continued.

The public can weigh in with comments with OMB before they approve or deny the request, Reuter reports.

Applicants would also have to submit past telephone numbers, email addresses and travel history.

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(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump launched his second attack in a week on Amazon.com Inc on Saturday, accusing the world’s biggest online retailer of getting unfairly cheap rates from the U.S. Postal Service and not paying enough tax.


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PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron promised 1.5 billion euros ($ 1.85 billion) of public funding into artificial intelligence by 2022 in a bid to reverse a brain drain and catch up with the dominant U.S. and Chinese tech giants.


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The phone interview went well for Michael. The supervisor he spoke with said his experience looked great and that he was excited to meet him.

But the supervisor also assumed that Michael was a woman, as the name on his resume implied. While Michael identified as a male, he hadn’t started changing his paperwork when he applied for the position as a summer camp counselor. As a result, Michael’s resume had his old name on it.

Michael arrived wearing a dress shirt, bow tie and slacks. With a smile and his hand outstretched, he greeted the interviewer. He told him he goes by Michael and that he uses male pronouns. The interviewer ignored his hand.

During the interview, Michael said, the man sat across from him, staring down at his resume and refusing to make eye contact. He leaned away from Michael when he asked him about his experience. He referred to Michael by his old name and used his old pronouns multiple times throughout the interview.

“He couldn’t get far enough away from me,” said Michael, who asked to only be identified by his first name.

The interviewer told Michael he would hear back about the position in the coming days. Michael never got a phone call.

“You can tell when someone doesn’t want to talk to you,” he said. “Not only [did] being misgendered hurt, but knowing that someone was uncomfortable even being in the same room as me was a little bit degrading.”

Here’s What Many Transgender People Face in the Workplace

Today, Michael is employed –– but the company he works for doesn’t know he’s trans.

Michael isn’t alone in his experiences: The National Center for Transgender Equality’s 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey of 27,715 transgender people — the largest-ever survey of its kind in the U.S. — found that 53% of respondents who held a job in the previous year hid their gender identity at work to avoid discrimination. The same survey found that 30% of those who had a job in the past year reported being fired, denied a promotion or experiencing other forms of mistreatment in the workplace due to their gender identity or expression.

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That’s why Lucas Whele, transgender care coordinator at Metro Wellness Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, dreads the question: “I’m not out to my employer — what do you recommend?”

A transgender man himself, he is responsible for helping trans people find resources they need for everything from changing their legal paperwork to obtaining proper health care.

“I have no idea what their employer is like,” Lucas said. “I can recommend things, but at the end of the day, my most secure recommendation is for people to make sure they have their ducks in a row and are prepared for the worst. If you think it’s going to go horribly, it will probably go horribly.”

When President Donald Trump announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military on July 26, 2017, an estimated 15,500 active-duty personnel who are suddenly faced the possibility of being out of a job. The military is the single largest employer of trans people in the world, The Washington Post reported.

The Justice Department has since placed the ban on hold, allowing transgender people to enlist in the military, but the Trump administration continues to defend the ban against multiple lawsuits.

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Taliyah Cassadine works on creating a mannequin that has her size measurements inside her home in Atlanta. Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder

Taliyah Cassadine, a 35-year-old trans woman who served in the Army from 2000 to 2004 while she still identified as a man, disputes the reason Trump gave for the ban — that allowing trans people to serve brings “tremendous medical costs and disruption” — saying that transgender people often physically transition during their leave time.

“So who is to say that a trans woman or a trans man couldn’t serve their time in the military and they get paid every 1st and the 15th, save their money, and pay for it themselves?” Taliyah said. “No one is saying that they ever asked the government to pay for anything, and I think that’s the biggest issue.”

She described the attempted ban as “discrimination at its finest.”

The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey estimated the unemployment rate in the transgender community at 15%. At the time of the survey, that was three times higher than the overall unemployment rate in the U.S. High unemployment contributes to the staggering poverty rate of 33% in the trans community, a rate that’s twice that of the general U.S. population.

But the poverty cycle often begins long before a transgender person tries to get a job.

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Delores T. Van-Cartier gets ready for a performance at Hamburger Mary’s in Clearwater, Fla. Van-Cartier has a full-time job during the week, and she performs on some weeknights and over the weekend. Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder

Delores T. Van-Cartier, a transgender woman and drag performer at LGBTQ-friendly chain Hamburger Mary’s, said many in the trans community turn to sex work as a result. The U.S. Transgender Survey found that 1 in 5 of respondents have participated in the underground economy for income at some point, and 12% have done sex work in exchange for income.

“They are afraid to go out and get a real job because of fear,” Van-Cartier said. “They’re afraid of being found out; they don’t want to be discriminated against, or rejected. So they go out, and they look for work where they won’t have to deal with being called names in their office every day, because that’s rough. You have to have a thick skin in this life.”

What Can We Do About Anti-Trans Discrimination?

While the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey revealed the ongoing discrimination trans people face, it also found growing acceptance.

More than half of respondents reported that their family was supportive of them being trans. More than two-thirds who were out to their co-workers stated that they were supportive. For students, more than half reported that their classmates supported them.

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Lucas Wehle spends time with his fiancee, Rachyl Carey, at their home in St. Petersburg, Fla. Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder

Groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and Lambda Legal work to defend the rights of the transgender community both through legislation and by representing those who have faced discrimination.

“We’re fighting discrimination in employment, housing, and public places, including restrooms. We’re working to make sure trans people get the health care they need and we’re challenging obstacles to changing the gender marker on identification documents and obtaining legal name changes,” the ACLU’s website states.

Still, the National Center for Transgender Equality reminds people that “laws on the books don’t always translate into actual fair treatment.”

Lambda Legal has an entire page dedicated to employers and how they can make their workplace all-inclusive by taking steps like supporting employees’ rights to use the restroom that corresponds to their gender identity, offering diversity training and contracting with a health insurance provider that covers transition-related expenses.

But unfortunately, for those in the transgender community who deal with discrimination, the best advice Lucas can give them is to present in their assigned gender, at least temporarily.

That allows people to save as much money as possible and start searching for an LGBTQ-friendly workplace.

“It sucks, and I hate to say it, but sometimes that’s all you can do,” he said. “But in order to get to a place where you’ll be comfortable, you might have to do it in order to survive.”

But Lucas adds: “In some places, those just don’t exist.”

Kelly Anne Smith is an email content specialist at The Penny Hoarder. Catch her on Twitter at @keywordkelly.

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The list includes products selected for maximum political impact in the United States. Among them: bourbon, a specialty of Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home state; cranberries, which are grown in House Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s native Wisconsin; orange juice from Florida; and tobacco from North Carolina.
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A report released Thursday afternoon by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) details an alleged years-long Russian effort to infiltrate and control critical infrastructure across the U.S. And in many cases they appear to have succeeded. 

“Since at least March 2016, Russian government cyber actors—hereafter referred to as ‘threat actors’—targeted government entities and multiple U.S. critical infrastructure sectors, including the energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors,” reads the warning. It was based on analysis from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI. Read more…

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – U.S. companies eager to tap into the fast-growing market for low-cost satellite launches could become the first customers when Brazil’s Alcantara space center near the equator opens as a commercial spaceport, executives and Brazilian officials said.


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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The company behind the 2013 film, “The Wolf of Wall Street”, agreed to pay the United States government $ 60 million to settle a civil lawsuit that sought to seize assets allegedly bought with money stolen from a Malaysian state fund.


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SACRAMENTO (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, escalating the Trump administration’s rhetoric against the most populous U.S. state, accused California on Wednesday of obstructing federal immigration enforcement efforts and vowed to stop the state’s defiance.


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It Takes a Village: How the U.S. Can Lift Up Single Moms

I just googled “Single Parent Awareness Month” because I didn’t know if there even was one, although for six years I have raised my daughter as a single parent. This is typical; single parents don’t have much time to think about themselves. It turns out there is a Single Parent Awareness Month. As of today, we’re in it. 

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My partner died when my daughter was three. I have raised her in a town where I have no relatives, no nanny and no financial assistance from life insurance, child support or alimony. 

What I do have are friends. I am raising my daughter with the help of a village, and I absolutely need to be. Ariel picked her up from school every Monday for a year. Bjorn lets her hang out with his girls every Thursday. When my daughter was very little and sick, I couldn’t leave her at night to pick up Pedialyte or children’s Tylenol, so I’d call my friend Dave and he would drop them off for me. Joe and his sons shovel my sidewalk every time it snows. If I am running a little late, I have neighbors who will pick her up from school; in the mornings when I’m rushing to work I have neighbors who will walk her to school.

According to the 2016 U.S. Census, there are around 12 million single parent families in the U.S., and a quarter of all U.S. households are headed by single mothers. It has been more than two decades since the sitcom Murphy Brown depicted the female journalist choosing to parent alone, causing a cultural stir and helping to widen notions of family. Today, 25 percent of never-married women in their 40’s are following her lead, and she’s coming back to the small screen. 

But single mothers still face significant challenges managing childcare and work. Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook CEO and author of the book Lean In, admitted to the steep difficulties of single parenting after her husband passed away from a heart attack in 2015. “Some people felt that I didn’t spend enough time writing about the difficulties women face when they have an unsupportive partner or no partner at all,” she wrote in a Facebook post on the anniversary of her husband’s death. “They were right.” This new awareness has led her to advocate for family leave and childcare benefits for single, working mothers.

While our definitions of families are shifting, policies to take care of families have not kept pace with the change. Women, married or not, mothers or not, still make 79 cents to the man’s dollar to do the same job if they are white, 60 cents to the man’s dollar if they are black and 55 cents if they are Hispanic—and according to the Pew Research Center, single mothers earn only 60 percent of the salaries of married, working mothers, a number that represents the millions of mothers forced into part-time work in order to simultaneously care for their children. Traditional two-parent families earn an income more than three times that of households headed by a single mother, but only 42 percent of single mothers receive the child support owed to them.

These disparities—and the fact that the U.S. is the only country not to mandate paid, family leave—are why the U.S. ranks 23rd in inequality out of 30 developed nations, according to an index by the World Economic Forum. The U.S. scores particularly low on providing social safety nets that protect the most vulnerable of our society, including our children. 

Today, 57 percent of babies born to Millennial women are born to unmarried mothers, and 67 percent of these births are to college-educated Millennial women. These figures suggest that this current generation of single mothers will continue to work while raising children—which means that paid family leave, equal pay, child tax credits, full-time benefits and childcare reimbursements will become even more essential in the next decades.

The challenges of single parenting disproportionately affect lower-income women, wage workers and women of color, and these women deserve the social safety nets that will allow them and their children to succeed. But single mothers in every profession face hurdles that remain invisible to outsiders. Even with hard work, good benefits, a leadership position and a loving community, it is very difficult to parent alone and simultaneously “lean in.”

I teach full-time at a prestigious university, where I direct an academic program, but a few years ago, as I was listening to an NPR story about saving for college—while I made my daughter’s lunch, put on my makeup, scrambled her eggs and helped her find her homework—I heard a numbers breakdown and realized that we were nearly a low-income family. 

Oftentimes, childcare costs prohibitively outweigh the costs—or pay—of attending conferences, yet my absences from such conferences have significant professional fallout. Even my absence at evening workplace events, because of childcare costs or my need to re-center my daughter as her only parent, have career fallout, since these social gatherings result in new ideas, personal visibility and networking opportunities.

If you are the employer of a single mother, give her a raise. Do not take advantage of how much she needs her job—which, along with her gender, will make it far less likely for her to negotiate or job search like a person with the safety net of a spouse. If you are her manager, you may advocate for her, teach her how to negotiate or inform her of opportunities for career advancement. If possible, provide her with professional development funds to use at her discretion.

When I look back at the heart of my daughter’s childhood, I can see that it hasn’t been all struggle. I see us all crowded around our little pine table during potlucks with our friends in the neighborhood. I see myself picking up my daughter after a long day, and then staying for soup and conversation in Ariel’s cozy kitchen. I see myself learning gratitude, humility and connection in the face of so much receiving.

I see how single mothers and their children could thrive if our businesses, institutions and lawmakers learned from our communities.

Rachel Jamison Webster teaches at Northwestern University, where she Directs the Creative Writing Program. She is a 2017-18 Public Voices/Op Ed Fellow.

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(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — Scott Blackmun is resigning as CEO of the US Olympic Committee, citing health problems as the reason he’ll depart after leading the federation for more than eight years. The 60-year-old CEO was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this winter, and did not attend the Pyeongchang Games.
He announced his resignation Wednesday and Susanne Lyons, a member of the board, will serve as acting CEO.

Blackmun leaves the federation amid calls for his departure, including from two U.S. Senators, who said neither he nor the USOC as a whole have done enough to react to sex abuse cases inside the U.S. gymnastics team.

The USOC is conducting an independent review of when Blackmun and others learned the details about abuse cases at USA Gymnastics and whether they responded appropriately.

At a news conference to kick off the Olympics, USOC chairman Larry Probst said Blackmun had served the USOC with distinction and the board found no reason to relieve him.

“Given Scott’s current health situation, we have mutually agreed it is in the best interest of both Scott and the USOC that we identify new leadership so that we can immediately address the urgent initiatives ahead of us,” Probst said Wednesday.

The USOC said it was starting many initiatives, including providing new funding and resources for victims of Larry Nassar, the doctor who abused members of the U.S. gymnastics team. It also will review its relationships with national governing bodies of Olympic sports and double funding to the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

Blackmun’s last several years at the helm of the USOC have been focused on establishing the center, which stemmed out of task forces to determine how to compel governing bodies of all Olympic sports to use the same rules about reporting and the handling of abuse cases.

It was a herculean task that involved raising millions of dollars to start an independent organization that polices abuse cases in a similar manner as the independent U.S. Anti-Doping Agency runs doping control in the United States.

But all the cases in question — including dozens involving USA Swimming and USA Gymnastics — occurred before the new protocols came into play. The shocking testimony from dozens of gymnasts who were abused by Nassar led to calls for a complete turnover of the USA Gymnastics board, and then for Blackmun’s removal.

Blackmun started as CEO just before the 2010 Vancouver Games and settled an organization that had been rife with infighting after the surprise removal of Jim Scherr and his replacement with Stephanie Streeter, who lasted less than two years.

Blackmun smoothed over rocky relationships with national governing bodies and with the International Olympic Committee, renegotiating an agreement over sharing revenues from TV and sponsorship deals that caused problems between the two entities for years.

The reworked deal smoothed the way for the USOC to bring the Olympics back to the United States for the first time since 2002, when it landed the 2028 Games for Los Angeles. Some, however, criticized that deal as a consolation prize; LA really bid for the 2024 Games, which were awarded to Paris, and the IOC ended up granting 2028 to LA, which was the only other candidate for 2024.

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(SEATTLE) — With Olympic prodigies having just dazzled audiences worldwide, parents in the U.S. are reconciling the thrill of the gold with their fears from recent sexual abuse scandals in elite youth sports.

Shannon Stabbert said her 6-year-old daughter wants to be a gymnast, but the Seattle mother has decided to put her in a martial-arts program instead.

“I have no doubt she will be quite amazing at gymnastics,” Stabbert said. “I just don’t feel like it’s a mentally, physically, emotionally healthy sport for girls.”

High-profile cases of sexual abuse and other predatory behavior in gymnastics, swimming and other sports have jolted many parents who believe athletics can be an important part of their child’s development. Some now feel compelled to be more cautious in monitoring their child’s contact with coaches and other adults.

Experts say the spotty rules and certifications for coaches and glorification of sports culture can make children who feel pressure to achieve even more vulnerable. No longer a casual pastime, sports teams can leave kids as young as 5 in the care of undertrained, undersupervised coaches.

Emmett Gill, a professor at the University of Texas and expert on the personal development of student-athletes, said success often means children leave their communities to compete, which can leave them at more risk.

“It’s clear that the coach’s responsibility, and their permanent goal, is to win, and that can sacrifice protecting vulnerable children,” Gill said. “We really have forgotten about that good, old neighborhood team. Now youth sports is a bunch of strangers on teams with the best athletes, with the purpose of winning.”

One national organization trying to prevent abuse of young athletes is the U.S. Center for SafeSport, a Denver-based nonprofit that formed last year.

It launched following the initial allegations of sexual abuse against Larry Nassar, the disgraced sports doctor for USA Gymnastics who will spend his life in prison after admitting he molested some of the nation’s top gymnasts under the guise of medical treatment.

The U.S. Olympic Committee developed SafeSport, but it’s now an independent organization that works with law enforcement to investigate abuse allegations for the 49 Olympic and Paralympic sports.

In addition to offering an online link for anonymous abuse reports, SafeSport also provides educational and training material for youth leagues nationwide. The goal is to prevent abuse altogether.

“We have got to get upstream and do more to educate athletes, to educate parents, to educate coaches and to educate sport administrators,” SafeSport CEO Shellie Pfohl said. “I want every parent to know what questions they should be asking when they sign their child up.”

Since its inception, SafeSport has received 470 reports of either emotional or physical abuse, including 165 reports this year and 222 active investigations overall. In some cases, the organization didn’t have jurisdiction over a youth league to investigate an allegation.

Youth leagues outside Olympic and Paralympic sports don’t have a national organization to investigate reports of physical abuse, harassment, hazing and other issues. Many of those leagues have spent years trying to mute overreaching parents through codes of conduct but now have to walk the line between input and child safety.

“There’s a balance between appropriate parental involvement and engagement, meaning are there overzealous parents who may upset the team dynamic or be inappropriate in terms of their treatment of the coach or athletes, and balancing that with parental due diligence,” Pfohl said. “We want parents to be empowered to not only ask these questions but to hold people accountable.”

Gill, the expert on student-athlete development, urges all sports programs to create safety guidelines that clearly indicate the protocol for adults who suspect abuse. Though teachers and doctors must report it, coaches and volunteers do not.

“If we’re really about youth development and character development, this is going to be in front — and the most important part — of our bylaws,” Gill said.

Even the regulators are not immune. The chief safety officer of USA Swimming, Susan Woessner, announced last week that she was resigning after revealing she had kissed a coach accused of sexual abuse and later assisted in the governing body’s investigation of him.

Sean Hutchinson is under criminal investigation after Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors said he abused her as a minor. Woessner said she wasn’t in a relationship with Hutchinson.

USA Swimming also issued a letter to parents saying it had failed members and its system was “not flawless” and vowing to “ensure that there is never a lapse of a support system again.”

For many parents, they say they will look to set more boundaries and ask more questions.

“Sometimes you kind of wonder: Am I missing something as parent? Am I not looking? Am I not asking the right questions? Am I trusting too much?” said Lara Mae Chollette, a Seattle mother of three.

Chollette, who works in human resources, said she’s also wondered lately whether parents should stay for lengthy practices. If someone else is watching her kids, she finds out the ages of the other siblings who may come along. Her husband also has made a rule against taking responsibility for another child for overnight trips.

As a coach herself of youth soccer and basketball, Chollette said she knows the schedules, other parents and how people come and go from the sports facilities, which is helpful.

“It’s truly a commitment for us,” Chollette said of attending every practice, game and trip. “We see it as an educational element for our kids. There are things in sports that a teacher can’t teach. There are things in sports that life can’t teach.”

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How U.S. Bobsledder Won Silver Medal Despite ‘Pretty Painful’ Achilles Tear: ‘I Just Went for It’

The night that U.S. boblsedder Elana Meyers Taylor won her second Olympic silver medal, she walked around afterward, speaking with reporters, without wearing shoes.

The medal around her neck signified her victory, but the cold ground against her feet was its own relief.

As Taylor, 33, later explained, she had raced in the women’s bobsled event at the 2018 Winter Olympics while dealing with a “small tear” in her left achilles tendon that she sustained just days before traveling to South Korea for the Games.

It doesn’t sound bad the way she describes it, until you ask her the kind of hurt she was feeling during the competition and after.

Taylor tells PEOPLE that on Wednesday night, when she earned silver with teammate Lauren Gibbs, the injury had gotten “pretty painful.” It got worse over the course of the two-day, four-race event, she says.

“On a scale from one to 10, it was probably about an eight when I ended the race,” she says. During a sit-down interview on Friday at the Procter & Gamble Family Home (she is sponsored by Pantene), she says the pain is about a six.

Taylor, a native of the Atlanta area, won a silver medal in bobsled at the 2014 Winter Games along with Lauryn Williams and an Olympic bronze four years before that with Erin Pac. She says she damaged her achilles during training in late January in Chula Vista, California, a week before arriving in Korea for the Olympics on Feb. 2.

“I really didn’t think it would be as bad as it was, and then we were treating it and it just wasn’t getting better and then we had training runs and I was like, ‘I can’t push ,’ ” Taylor says. “We tried the first training run to push, and I was like, ‘I can’t do this … I can’t sit in the sled.’ And I pride myself in a pretty high pain tolerance and it was just too bad.”

How did she push through? She had a lot of assistance and, along with her coaches and the medical staff, she adjusted to a new routine that still allowed her to train and compete without overdoing it.

“We had to change our schedule. I had to change the coach I normally walk with,” Taylor says. “We had to adapt everything and people were so willing to help me do whatever I needed to do. It was pretty cool.

Her attitude helped, too.

“I’m the person who’s all in, gonna go full-throttle at something,” she says. “I don’t know if you can be a bobsledder and not have that type of attitude — so yeah, I just went for it.”

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Her doctor assured her beforehand that the risks of a more severe injury, though present, were minimal.

“I was like, ‘Okay, so it’s gonna be painful, but we just gotta go after it anyways,’ ” she recalls. “I made that decision and I knew it going in it was gonna hurt, but at the end of the day I was gonna put on a show and we did.”

In contrast to her Olympic silver in Sochi, Russia, in 2014, Taylor says this second-place finish feels like a win.

“In Sochi I really felt like I was going out there and it was all about winning a gold medal, and so that last heat where it slipped away, I was driving not to lose … and I wasn’t happy with my performance,” she says. “Here, I threw down and I went toe-to-toe with the German who won and I really think it was a great performance and I loved every minute of it.”

She continues: “Specifically with the obstacles we had to overcome to get here, the death of my teammate Steve Holcomb and arriving in a wheelchair with my achilles injury, it’s incredible to walk away with any medal.”

There are more years to come, as Taylor says, “I haven’t even touched the surface as where I can be” as a bobsled pilot.

For now, though, she and husband Nic Taylor, a fellow bobsledder, are planning a vacation. She’d also like to start a family in this next Olympic cycle. “I’m gonna let my body heal and recover and figure out what we want to do from there,” she says.

After that it will be back to the track for Taylor, one of the few prominent women of color competing in winter sports and one of bobsled’s most visible U.S. athletes, who has been noted for her recruiting efforts.

“I feel a responsibility to spread my experience and spread the growth of sport also to promote diversity in the winter Olympics, a world that traditionally looks white, you know?” she says, adding, “If one little girl who looks like me picks up a winter sport because she sees me, that’s all anybody could ever ask for.”


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U.S. Women’s Figure Skaters Describe an ‘Exhausting’ Olympics After Finishing Far From the Podium

The return of America to the Olympic podium in women’s figure skating won’t be for at least another four years. The three female U.S. skaters competing in the 2018 Winter Games finished on Friday no better than ninth.

It was, according to one longtime figure skating reporter, collectively the worst performance by the country’s women figure skaters — ever.

“I am extremely disappointed, I’m not going to lie,” Karen Chen told the press after her free skate in the final on Friday afternoon (Thursday night stateside).

“I know I’ve trained myself to skate better than that,” Chen said, “and not being able to deliver is a huge let-down for myself and everyone who supported me.”

Chen, 18, competed for Team USA along with 24-year-old Mirai Nagasu and 20-year-old Bradie Tennell.

All three have been national champions at one point or another, but none of them skated cleanly in the individual event, held over two days in Gangneung, South Korea. Chen finished 11th, Nagasu 10th and Tennell came in ninth, only a small change from how they were positioned after the short program on Wednesday heading into Friday’s free skate.

Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva, Olympic athletes from Russia, took gold and silver, while Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond earned bronze.

It was a stark reversal of the results in skating team event nearly two weeks ago, when the U.S. earned bronze in part thanks to Tennell and, even more so, Nagasu.

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Perhaps the brightest hope for the Americans in the women’s individual event was that Nagasu would land the tricky triple axel jump, having made history when she did so in the earlier skating team event at the Games. She was the first American woman to pull off such a feat at the Olympics.

But Nagasu fell on her second try, in her short program earlier this week, and appeared to change her mind about a third attempt on Friday while she was mid-leap, in what is called “popping” a jump.

While U.S. figure skaters have historically been dominant in the women’s individual event — earning 23 of its 75 medals since the modern Olympics began a century ago — no American has made it onto the podium there since 2006. The last gold-medal winner was Sarah Hughes, in 2002.

Such a decline has been the subject of much scrutiny within the sport, with one of the most recent contributions coming from the women’s 1998 Olympic gold medalist, Tara Lipinski.

She wrote in a New York Times column on Monday about how figure skating needs to be reworked to encourage female skaters to be more technically adventurous at a younger age, so as to keep pace with competitors in Japan, Russia and elsewhere.

But that will be for the future. On Friday, the U.S. women’s skaters each spoke with reporters about their Olympic performances.

Nagasu spoke candidly and with mixed emotions about her three Olympic skates in Korea, including that early medal win.

“I saved the team event with Adam and the Shibutanis. We were about to lose our medal,” she said before pulling her bronze out of her jacket. “So today I put my medal in my pocket — here she is — and I said, ‘Mirai, you’ve done your job already and this is all just icing.’ And it has been so emotionally draining, but this is what I wanted.”

“I’m proud of what I did,” she said, adding, “Maybe it won’t be enough for another person or maybe someone else could have done a better job, but I didn’t back down. And although I got zero points for my attempt at the triple axel, in my mind I went for it, so it’s unfortunate that I hit a rut today. But I’m proud of what I did.”

Asked why it seemed the American women could no longer handle a strong Olympic performance, Nagasu pushed back at the question. She noted that Canada’s Gabrielle Daleman, who earned a gold medal in the team event last week, also had a weak free skate on Friday.

Nagasu then began speaking more broadly about her experience at these Games, which opened with that exciting team-medal win and then … kept going.

“I love competing as part of a team,” she said. “But also it’s been a long, long journey, and we’ve had so many other commitments and you know — I wouldn’t change it for the world. We went to the Team USA House on the lunar holiday out here and it took four hours just to get to the mountain. And I also haven’t taken a warm shower because there are a lot of people on Team USA and somehow I keep trying to take a shower when all the hot water is gone.”

“But at the same time, I wanted this. I wanted to be here and I’m so happy,” Nagasu continued. “I also can’t wait to go home and put my medal around the kids’ necks at home and tell them that they can do it too, if they persevere. And I hope there are better, brighter things to come, and I hope that I get more opportunities to let my personality just shine.”

Chen, too, spoke of the drain and disorientation of competing in the Olympics.

“It was all so brand new and so different, and the biggest change for me was not being able to see my mom 24/7 and for me that was something that I really missed,” she said.

She began to cry as she described what her mom’s support has meant to her so far.

“I wanted this moment to be very special and I wanted it to be a great moment for both of us and for my family that’s been here,” Chen said. “And I’m just extremely thankful that she’s been at my side through all this time and she’s part of the reason why I’m here today.”

Echoing Nagasu, Tennell said the experience of these Games had been “very exhausting,” and like Chen she said being separated from her mother was challenging.

“Having to compete in the team event so early and then having to wait like two weeks almost is — it was very, very mentally and physically trying,” she said. “Seeing all these other athletes finish their events and be able to let loose a little bit and then us having to stay focused, it was definitely a challenge.”

Of questions about how U.S. skaters can change to compete more effectively at the international level, Tennell tells PEOPLE, “I can’t speak for everybody, but for me I’m sticking around and I’m going to work as hard as I possibly can to bring us up in the rankings.”

She said, “I think anything’s possible, with hard work and determination.”

The 2018 Winter Olympics are airing live on NBC. To learn more, visit teamusa.org.


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7 Unique Cities In The U.S. To Travel To Before You Graduate

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The US is such a diverse and cosmopolitan nation that it has a truly stunning array of cities to explore and uncover. Don’t think that you have to go away abroad to find your ideal city break. There are so many stunning choices right in front of you, and we feel it’s massively important to make the most of these wherever you can. The independence that college life brings is something you should seize as soon as you can.

Before you graduate, you want to make the most of your time before you get into the real world and have to start taking life more seriously. The best way of doing that is to push your boundaries and explore your surroundings. These are 7 unique and awesome cities in the country that you need to make sure you visit before graduating college.

Moab – Utah

Moab may not be a place you recognize, and it’s probably not somewhere you’ve been before, but this city is the pinnacle of everything great about Utah. It is stunningly beautiful, breathtaking, and the perfect place to enjoy some of the stunning magnificence of nature. Pack a camera, and get ready to update your Instagram!

Santa Fe – New Mexico

Santa Fe is always a city that has had that special kind of vibe to it, and now you can discover why. The art scene here is truly stupendous, and it’s the perfect place to visit for art majors and culture vultures. It also has some stunning architecture as well and is one of the most aesthetically pleasing cities on our list.

Cocoa Beach – Florida

Florida is a paradise of a state, and there are so many wicked cities here to explore – and Cocoa Beach is one of the best. This beach city is great for those wanting to enjoy some Sun, sea, and sand, as well as geeking out at the Kennedy Space Center nearby. Orlando is also pretty close for those wanting to visit Walt Disney World as well.

Mystic – Connecticut

Just as magical as it sounds, Mystic oozes that small town charm so many of us look for when we want to get away. This place is cute, charming, and feels a million miles away from the nearby cities, and is just across the water from Long Island. This is also the setting for the movie Mystic Pizza, one of Julia Roberts’ first movies.

Roswell – New Mexico

More famous for its UFO and so-called ‘conspiracy’ links than anything else, Roswell is a place you will almost certainly have heard of. This quirky town embraces its alien links, and is the ideal travel destination for conspiracy theorists – this is a must-visit place for all college undergrads.

Pigeon Forge – Tennessee

This quirkily named city is one of the most beautiful and unique cities you could ever hope to explore. There is also a massive music scene here, and it is the location of Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s amusement park. Oh, and throw into that the fact that it is one of the most beautiful cities on this list, and we have a winner.

San Antonio – Texas

Austin and Houston might seem like the most popular places in Texas to visit, but that’s just because you’ve not checked out San Antonio before! The weather is sensational for most of the year, and the San Antonio River Walk is one of the dazzling and delightful experiences ever.

As you can see, there are plenty of amazing cities in the United States that you simply must discover right now. These are 7 unique cities, different from what you might be used to, and we think you should check them out before leaving college as soon as you can.

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U.S. Men’s Hockey Team Knocked Out of the Olympics After Losing to the Czech Republic

(GANGNEUNG, South Korea) — Pavel Francouz stopped all five shooters and Petr Koukal scored the shootout winner as the Czech Republic eliminated the United States from the Olympics with a 3-2 victory in the quarterfinals Wednesday.

Jan Kovar and Tomas Kundratek scored in regulation for the Czech Republic, which was fresher after winning its group and getting a bye into the quarterfinals. The U.S. looked fatigued after facing Slovakia in the qualification round a day earlier and was outshot 29-20.

Ryan Donato and Jim Slater scored for the U.S, which again was led by its youngest players, including speedster Troy Terry. U.S. goaltender Ryan Zapolski allowed three goals on 29 shots and one in the shotoout, while Francouz stopped 18 in regulation and overtime.

“It’s tough when it comes down to the shootout,” U.S. captain Brian Gionta said. “It’s tough to swallow.”

Koukal was the only player to score in overtime. Chris Bourque, Ryan Donato, Marc Arcobello, Terry and Bobby Butler couldn’t beat Francouz. Just before the shootout, Sochi Olympics shootout hero T.J. Oshie of the U.S. tweeted his support for Terry, but Francouz was able to save a multiple-fake try by the University of Denver player.

“Sorry to let him down on that on,” Terry said. “But the goalie made a good save..”

Said Francouz: “He kind of lost the puck so I got lucky there.”

Terry continued skating around opponents as he has done all tournament, and 6:20 in gave the U.S. a 1-0 lead. Terry sliced down the left wing and dished it to Donato, who used a double Czech Republic screen to beat Francouz.

“He’s always been someone that can raise his game in the big games,” Chuck Terry, Troy’s father, said. “That part’s not that surprising. Just the overwhelming thing of him being at the Olympics, it’s pretty cool.”

The goal was Donato’s fifth in five games, passing his father and Harvard coach, Ted, who scored four for the U.S. at the 1992 Olympics in Albertville.

The Czechs tied it at 1 at 15:12 after 39-year-old U.S. captain — and natural winger — Brian Gionta lost the faceoff clean and Jan Kolar got it back to Kovar, who beat Zapolski from long range with a screen in front for the kind of goal that been common at this tournament.

A parade to the penalty box by the U.S. beginning with a boarding call on John McCarthy at the end of the first made the opening half the second a one-sided game. On the power play and at even strength, the Czechs tilted the ice on the Americans and hemmed them in the zone, scoring a predictable goal from Kundratek 8:14 in to go up 2-1.

Just over two minutes later with the U.S. on another penalty kill and looking in serious trouble, Brian O’Neill flashed his speed once again and found Slater on the rush for the former Atlanta Thrashers forward’s first goal of the tournament. The short-handed tying goal 10:23 in was the Americans’ first shot of the second period.

The teams traded chances in the third period, none better than O’Neill clanking a shot off the cross bar with just under three minutes left on an odd-man rush. The U.S. got a power play at the end of regulation and into overtime but never got a shot on net.

With 35 seconds left in overtime, U.S. defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti’s shot hit Francouz and sat in the crease, but the goalie was able to cover up.

“We couldn’t get the bounces,” Donato said.

The Czechs move on to face the winner of the Russians against Norway.

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Say What Now? The Flu Is Killing Up to 4,000 People in the U.S. a Week

If you haven’t already heard, the United States is suffering from a major flu epidemic that’s causing 1 in 10 deaths.

To make matters worse, there’s a shortage of Tamiflu — with prescriptions outpacing last year’s prescriptions by a factor of 10 or even 14 times higher this year in some states.

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The levels of influenza-like illnesses being reported now are as high as the peak of the swine flu epidemic in 2009, and exceed the last severe seasonal flu outbreak in 2003 when a new strain started circulating, said Anne Schuchat, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s acting director. Swine flu, which swept the globe in 2009 and 2010, sickened 60.8 million Americans, hospitalized 274,304 and killed 12,469, according to CDC data. Deaths from the current outbreak will likely far outstrip those of the 2009-2010 season.

“This is a difficult season, and we can’t predict how much longer the severe season will last,” she said. “I wish there was better news, but everything we are looking at is bad news.”

The primary type of influenza this year hasn’t changed enough from previous seasons to be considered a novel strain, Schuchat said. The agency’s virologists are studying it to determine if there are any other explanations for why it’s been so hard-hitting.

“We have a lot to learn still about influenza,” she said. “It’s a wake-up call about how severe influenza can be, and why we can never let down our guard.”

Deaths from influenza and pneumonia, which are closely tied to each other in the winter months, were responsible for 1 of every 10 deaths last week, and that’s likely to rise, Schuchat said in a conference call Friday. There were 40,414 deaths in the U.S. during the third week of 2018, the most recent data available, and 4,064 were from pneumonia or influenza, according to the CDC data. The number for that week is expected to rise more reports are sent to the agency.

It gets worse. The death toll in future weeks is expected to grow even higher because flu activity is still rising—and the number of deaths follow the flu activity. Hospitalization rates are already approaching total numbers seen at the end of the flu season, which may not be for months.

“Unfortunately, more deaths are likely to happen,” Schuchat said. “Over the next few weeks, we do expect and it would make sense to see more pneumonia and influenza-related deaths. The people who are likely to die are already in the hospital.”

This year’s flu could be more calamitous than outbreaks going back decades, but there’s no way to know for sure. It’s difficult to compare the severity of influenza across seasons for more than a handful of years because of changes in how the virus is handled in the U.S. The CDC started recommending universal vaccination to stop the spread of the virus in 2010, after previously targeting only those in high-risk groups who were most likely to die from an infection.

The agency reported another 10 deaths among children this season, bringing the total to 63 so far. Half had no other medical conditions that would place them in the high-risk category, and only about 20 percent were vaccinated.

The agency only started counting deaths among children in 2004, after a particularly severe season. That year, the number of doctor’s office visits for the flu peaked at 7.6 percent; last week it was 7.7 percent.

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All the Medals the U.S. Has Won in the 2018 Winter Olympics

Team USA athletes are hitting the ice and slopes at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, with the hopes of standing on the coveted Olympic podium.

Often a top contender at the Winter Olympic games, the U.S. has a number of gold-medal favorites, including snowboarder Chloe Kim and alpine skiers Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn. But the U.S. faces stiff competition this year from countries like Norway, which dominates in cross-country skiing and biathlon, among other sports, and Germany, which has forceful teams in luge and bobsled.

At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the U.S. came in second with 28 medals overall, including nine golds, behind Russia, which earned 33 medals and 13 golds. The International Olympic Committee banned Russia from competing this year due to doping, so 169 athletes from the country who were cleared to compete will do so under a nameless flag.

Snowboarder Red Gerard, 17, won Team USA’s first medal at the Winter Olympics this year with his gold in the men’s slopestyle event in a stunning upset. And just after Gerard won gold, luger Chris Mazdzer made history when he scored silver — the first men’s Olympic luge medal of any kind in U.S. history.

Here’s how many medals Team USA has at the 2018 Winter Olympics so far.

Gold

  • Red Gerard, Snowboarding/slopestyle

Silver

  • Chris Mazdzer, Luge

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U.S. Men’s Skating Favorite Nathan Chen Is Off to a Rough Start at the Olympics

The first skating event of the PyeongChang Olympics began Friday — even before Opening Ceremonies — and the early morning timing may be throwing athletes off their game.

While skating competitions generally occur at night, at this year’s Games they’re scheduled for 10 o’clock in the morning Korea time to accommodate the time zone difference with much of the U.S. That shift may take some getting used to, as the first competitors to take the ice in the men’s portion of the team competition struggled to land their jumps. The only top contender in the category to skate cleanly was Japan’s Shoma Uno, who led the men.

The men’s competition was followed by pairs, won by Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov, Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR), followed by Canada’s Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford. Germany’s Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot finished third. The competition provided a first glimpse of the OAR athletes, who have been cleared to compete following the International Olympic Committee’s ban on Russia’s participation in the PyeongChang Games because of doping violations during the 2014 Sochi Olympics. OAR skaters could not wave the Russian flag or wear uniforms displaying “Russia” or the country’s flag.

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It’s only the second time team skating has been an Olympic event, in which countries are awarded points based on their rankings — 10 points for first place, nine for second, etc. Once the men’s scores and pairs’ scores were added, Canada led the team event followed by the U.S. and Japan. Those three countries, along with the fourth and fifth place finishers OAR and Israel, will move on to the medal round on Feb. 11 and 12.

The U.S.’s Nathan Chen, a gold medal favorite in the individual men’s event that starts on Feb 16, finished fourth after an uncharacteristically error-filled program in which he fell on the triple axel, doubled a planned quadruple jump and downgraded a combination jump. Israel’s Alexei Bychenko finished second and Canada’s Patrick Chan finished third.

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Chen said the early morning competition time likely played a role in how he performed, although he has been rehearsing with earlier training times back home in California. “The seven o’clock practice was a little rough,” he said. “With the time change, it’s not a big deal, I just need to recalculate everything in my head.”

He admitted to nerves as well, but said “having this experience allows me to do better next time. I’m glad I got the opportunity to at least come out here, get the program down and learn from it. All I can do is try to analyze it and then just let it go and move on.”

Alexa and Chris Knierim of the U.S. also finished fourth among the pairs, giving the U.S. enough points to stand in second place behind Canada.

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While skating federation officials have been moving toward team events to encourage more camaraderie among the characteristically internally focused skaters, the skaters themselves have been of two minds about having to compete in an additional event over a short period of time. For some, it’s an opportunity to shake out the Olympic jitters and get used to competing under the Olympic rings. For others, it’s an added physical and mental challenge to perform at their peak twice in a matter of days.

One benefit of the team event format, however, is the personal cheering squad at rink-side. U.S. skaters Bradie Tennell, Mirai Nagasu, Maia and Alex Shibutani, Adam Rippon and Vincent Zhou filled the USA box to support their teammates; the ladies and ice dance team short program will be on Feb. 11.

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Former Adviser to President Barack Obama Joins U.S. Chamber of Commerce as a VP

A former adviser to President Barack Obama, Rick Wade, has joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C as vice president of strategic alliances and outreach.

 

His new duties will include developing and implementing programs and initiatives to help the nation’s largest business advocacy group create new business relationships and partnerships across diverse audiences in America. Additionally, Wade will provide counsel on policy issues and lead special projects at the chamber.

 

“Rick’s wealth of knowledge enables him to give a megaphone to the voice of business across the country and to share the positive impacts of the free enterprise system. We’re excited to welcome him to our talented team,” stated Suzanne Clark, a senior executive vice president at the chamber.

 

Before joining the chamber, Wade was the founder and principal of The Wade Group, a global business consulting firm with offices in Columbia, South Carolina, and Washington, D.C.

 

He also was a senior adviser and deputy chief of staff for former Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke. In that role, Wade helped to expand opportunities for U.S. companies to sell their products in markets worldwide. Wade was a liaison to businesses, trade associations, and civic organizations as well as state and local governments.

 

A former senior adviser to the 2008 Obama for America campaign, he is a current member of the Democratic National Committee. Wade is a former executive at Hoffman-La Roche and Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina. He also has professional experience at the South Carolina House of Representatives, Cabinet of the Governor, and the Government and Community Relations Office at the University of South Carolina.

 

Wade received his Bachelor of Science from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from Benedict College and South Carolina State University.

 

The chamber claims it’s the world’s largest business federation, representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions.

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