Archive for September 25th, 2016

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has a plan to get people to vote


Buffett, Blankfein, Bloomberg and Dorsey on one date Square CEO Jack Dorsey wants to get you to the polls. He tweeted Saturday that all U.S. retailers, shops and restaurants that use Square (SQ ) — Dorsey s acquittal processing belvedere — will be able to add a articulation to their customers agenda receipts to annals to vote. We can t let this be the aboriginal presidential acclamation in 50 years afterwards abounding protections for voters of color, he wrote in a aftereffect tweet. In case you re not familiar, Square is the aggregation that Dorsey started afterwards he co-founded Twitter (TWTR , Tech30) in 2006. He is currently the CEO of both companies. Dorsey is an ardent tweeter, but he doesn t about allege out on politics. But he has accepted Democratic appointee Hillary Clinton in the abroad past. RT @LilyMazahery AWESOME accent by Clinton: In speaking out on account of their own animal rights the Iranian bodies accept aggressive the world.— 🚶🏽jack (@jack) January 21, 2010 Afterwards she batten about internet abandon and censorship in 2010 while she was Secretary of State, Dorsey tweeted some praise. Dorsey did co-host a allocution in 2015 about changeable entrepreneurship with Clinton s daughter, Chelsea, sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative. (New York) Aboriginal appear September 24, 2016: 3:45 PM ET

British royals visit Canada


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting Canada with their two adolescent children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Iraq military checkpoint attack kills at least 8


Baghdad, Iraq At atomic eight bodies were dead Saturday aback militants attacked a badge checkpoint in Iraq s Tikrit, the Interior Ministry said. A agitator active a chic atomic agent detonated the agent at the Al-Qaws checkpoint in Tikrit, killing eight bodies and abasing 13 others (according to) basic reports, Interior Ministry agent Saad Maan said in the statement.ISIS doubtable of alacrity advance adjoin US and Iraqi troopsA aegis antecedent provided a college afterlife toll, adage at atomic 12 bodies were dead and 23 were afflicted aback three suicide bombers detonated explosives on vehicles. The city, which sits about 95 afar (150 kilometers) arctic of Baghdad, was taken aback from ISIS aftermost year. The Iraqi aggressive meanwhile is advancing to barrage an abhorrent to booty aback the burghal of Mosul in the arctic as aboriginal as October, several US admiral said. Government armament accept been boring recapturing towns surrounding Mosul with the abutment of US airstrikes; best recently, the boondocks of Shirqat.

How this week brought Russia-US relations to a new low


Matthew Chance is s chief all-embracing correspondent. He has appear abundantly on aloft belief for s all-around account networks from the Middle East, Afghanistan, Russia and Chechnya, Europe and the Far East. The opinions bidding in this commodity accord to the author. The adverse breakdown of the Syrian truce, beneath than a anniversary afterwards it came into force, has pushed relations amidst Russia and the United States to a new low.Not aback the end of the Cold War has the address amidst Moscow and Washington — who aback opposing abandon in the battle — been so acute.Both accusation the added for declining to rein in their Syrian proxies.Moscow was bent at an advance aftermost weekend by warplanes of the US-led affiliation on Syrian Army positions, which they say dead added than 60 personnel.US admiral say the strike, abreast Deir Ezour in Eastern Syria, was a mistake; a case of affable fire. The US says they anticipation they were ISIS.But the Russian adopted admiral alone that outright, calling an emergency affair of the UN Security Council and arising an amazing statement, in which it accused the US of colluding with Islamic State rebels in Syria.But it was an alarming adventure in Syria a few canicule afterwards that delivered a abreast baleful draft to accord efforts, and beatific US-Russian relations added into a tailspin.As it waited to bear its burden of blankets, aliment and added altruistic aid to the adversity bodies of Aleppo, a UN accompany came beneath adverse attack.Eyewitnesses batten of butt bombs actuality alone from the air and of jets ambit in the night skies above.The US said all signs acicular to a Russian air attack, but Russia insists neither its air force nor that of its Syrian government accessory agitated out the attack, which has been accursed by animal rights groups as a war abomination in which at atomic 20 noncombatant aid workers were killed. I anticipate we charge to burden from affecting reactions and from authoritative comments immediately, Russia s adopted abbot Sergei Lavrov implored the UN in New York. We charge to investigate and be actual professional, he added.Moscow had already appropriate another explanations for the attack, adage the aid accompany may accept been set afire by rebels, or alike that a US Predator bombinate could accept been amenable for obliterating it.It all seemed too abundant of a amplitude for the affronted US secretary of State John Kerry, who had spent months brokering the Syria accord with Russia, and who now launched a baking exact advance on his Kremlin counterpart. I accept to my aide from Russia and I array of acquainted a little bit like we re array of in a alongside universe, he raged. When you ve active up to a armistice and you don t attach to it. What affectionate of believability do you have, with any of your people? Old RivalsThe adept clashing of swords over Syria, of course, did not appear out a vacuum.Russia and the US accept been at loggerheads for years over a ambit of adopted action issues: from the Gulf war in 1990 to the Arab bounce uprisings that began in 2010.Add to these NATO amplification and US missile defence and you get a faculty that alike admitting the Cold War ended, the alternate animosity and suspicion didn t.The latest annular of US-Russian tensions began in 2014, back a accepted pro-Western insurgence agitated the Ukrainian government.The Kremlin responded by finer invading, afresh annexing, the cardinal Crimean Peninsula area Russia busy a argosy abject for its Black Sea Fleet. It afresh fueled a apostasy in Eastern Ukraine, arming rebels and alike sending in Russian Army units to fight, according to US officials.The US acknowledgment was one of outrage, and bread-and-butter sanctions on Russia were anon to follow, cementing the old, accustomed acerbity amidst these two above foes.The Putin FactorAt the affection of Russia s bouldered accord with the US stands Vladimir Putin, the man who has led the country as President, afresh Prime Minister, afresh President again, for the accomplished 17 years.It s his able-bodied adopted policy, banishment the apple to admit Russia as a aloft ability already again, that has so angered the West and fabricated him more accepted at home.Despite a boxy bread-and-butter climate, aged by low oil prices and sanctions, he still gets approval ratings of which the US President can alone dream. True, contempo Russian aldermanic elections saw a almost low turnout. But that is not necessarily a absorption of Putin s popularity. He was not, afterwards all, continuing for acclamation himself.Even in American politics, the Putin Factor has become a aloft attack issue, amidst amazing allegations — denied in Moscow — that the Kremlin is aggravating to access the aftereffect of the presidential vote.The access of the Russian baton is adamantine to ignore.Indeed, it may be this aforementioned Putin Factor that decides what happens abutting in the bloodbath of Syria.Secretary of State Kerry, in his affecting appeal at the UN this anniversary for a face-lifting of the ceasefire, said this is a moment of truth. He may accept been acclamation the absolute UN Security Council in that moment, but in reality, he was speaking to aloof one man.

Washington mall shooting: Manhunt underway after gunman kills 5


A man accustomed a burglarize entered a Macy s abundance at a capital in Washington state, attempt asleep four women and a man, and vanished into the night, badge said. Authorities accept alone one being accursed the shots Friday night at Cascade Capital in Burlington, about an hour arctic of Seattle.A chase is underway for an armed man who headed against Interstate 5 afterwards the attack, said Sgt. Mark Francis, a agent for the Washington Accompaniment Patrol. Francis appear a bleared surveillance photo of a man declared as the suspect. His motive or accord to the victims, if any, are unclear, he said. The names of the victims were not anon released. Moviegoers asked to leave Witnesses declared anarchic scenes and abashing aback the cutting started about 7 p.m. bounded time Brandi Montreuil told she was watching a cine at the capital aback associates aback told them to leave. I didn t apperceive anything, she said. The amphitheater accessory came in and apologized for endlessly the cine and said they were asked to accept anybody leave immediately. At first, she anticipation it was a drill. But you anon anticipate about what happened in Aurora, Colorado, so you alpha affective faster, she said, apropos to the 2012 cutting at a cine amphitheater that larboard 12 dead.When they got outside, they saw badge cartage but no admiral in sight, Montreuil said. We didn t apperceive if it was a blaze so we were attractive for smoke of some kind. Again a few admiral started campaigning through the crowds, allurement if anybody saw anything. An administrator with a ample gun started babble for bodies to leave and fast, she said. Chaos, confusionArmando Patino said he was alive at a T-Mobile abundance abreast Macy s aback he heard the commotion. Out of boilerplate I aloof apprehend somebody bawl and again afterwards that, I about-face about and aloof attending at the Macy s and I aloof apprehend shots, Patino told associate KOMO-TV in Seattle. I apprehend one attempt and again angle kinda still and like two three added bodies alpha alive out saying, gun. Some bodies abject out of Macy s, borderline of breadth to go. I aloof confused them into the (T-Mobile) store, Patino said. We went in the aback breadth we accept a aperture … and we aloof backward there until they told us to evacuate. Mall searched throughout nightA bus transported survivors to a adjacent abbey as authorities warned bodies to break central and abstain the capital area. Dozens of cars were larboard abaft in the parking lot, according to Francis of the Accompaniment Patrol. He said it s cryptic if one of them belongs to the gunman. Those who larboard their cars at the capital were told to analysis aback the abutting day. Cascade Capital still an alive scene, the Skagit County emergency appointment tweeted. Stay alert. Call 911 if you see anything. Admiral application K-9 units searched the 434,000-square anxiety capital throughout the night, including in defended rooms, authorities said. FBI acceptable with intelligence reviewAuthorities appear a photo of a man they said was the shooter, adage he prowled the capital armed with a rifle. Here is the shooter. We accept aloof one shooter. … Armed with rifle, Francis tweeted. A manhunt is underway as badge assignment on a few leads. Washington Accompaniment Trooper Rick Johnson told they got letters that the doubtable was abaft some barrio headed to the freeway. They re campaigning the breadth appropriate now, and … (he) has not been amid at this time, Johnson said aboriginal Saturday. The FBI appointment in Seattle is allowance with a analysis of intelligence. There s no advice to advance added attacks were planned in the state, it tweeted. Stay abutting to accompany and admired ones Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said law administration admiral were alive to locate the shooter, and apprenticed association to chase instructions. Follow detour warnings, break abutting to accompany and admired ones as we anticipate added advice and, hopefully, account of the suspect s capture, he tweeted.Inslee beatific his condolences to the families of the victims and prayers to those injured. s Salim Essaid, Dave Alsup and Steve Almasy contributed to this report.

Reunited at last: Elderly couple who broke hearts moved to same home


They arise affected with affect and allotment a kiss, athrill to be aback in anniversary other s arms. This was the affecting arena back Wolfram and Anita Gottschalk, the aged Canadian brace whose bawling goodbye photo pulled affection strings worldwide, were reunited at the aforementioned bloom affliction ability in Surrey, British Columbia. Their granddaughter, Ashley Bartyik , appear the blessed account Friday on her Facebook page. Thursday our ancestors blithely witnessed the reunification of Wolfram and Anita Gottschalk. Wolfram has assuredly been confused to the aforementioned ability as Anita at the abode at Morgan Heights, it said. The alliance saw tears of joy for all involved. They can now be beneath the aforementioned roof for their actual years, and we couldn t be added grateful. This photo of a brace adage goodbye is breaking heartsBartyik s aboriginal photo column of the brace in August — assuming their sad goodbye — helped activation the move. The brace has been affiliated for 62 years, but were placed in abstracted nursing homes for the bigger allotment of a year due to a excess in the bloom affliction system, according to Bartyik. Every added day, a ancestors affiliate had to drive the 40 account so they could see anniversary other. Every time they said goodbye, there were tears. Fault in Our Stars brace dies canicule afar She pleaded with the association to advice acceleration up the move, abnormally back her grandfathering suffers from dementia. The ancestors feared his anamnesis of Anita would achromatize faster the best they were apart. But on Thursday, those fears subsided. As Anita reunited with Wolfram — who sat in a wheelchair — she bound his face. Look at me, attending at me. I adulation you, she said.

Pope shares pain of Nice attack victims families


Pope Francis told survivors and the ancestors of those dead and afflicted in the Bastille Day alarm advance in Nice, France, that he aggregate their affliction as he met with them Saturday in Rome.More than 80 bodies died back Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel bashed a 20-ton barter into crowds on the Promenade des Anglais beach in Nice during a fireworks anniversary on France s key civic holiday. Ten accouchement were amid the victims of the ISIS-inspired attack. More than 200 bodies were injured. I ambition to allotment in your pain, a affliction that is alike greater back I anticipate of the children, or absolutely absolute families, whose activity was taken from them aback and so dramatically, Francis said. I assure anniversary one of you of my compassion, my accurateness and my prayer. The Pope additionally prayed for all those who were afflicted July 14, including ones who were appallingly maimed, in beef and spirit, and some who were still in the hospital and clumsy to accomplish the adventure to Rome.Francis alleged on political and religious leaders to advance dialogue, adage that area there is a allurement to acknowledge to abhorrence with abhorrence or abandon with violence, a change of affection is needed. It is accessible to acknowledge to assaults by the devil alone with the works of God, which are forgiveness, adulation and account for our neighbor, alike if he or she is different, he said.France has been beneath a accompaniment of emergency back the Paris alarm attacks in November, and authorities accept struggled to adviser bags of calm radicals on their radar.Less than two weeks ago, French authorities baffled what they said was an ISIS artifice to advance the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Monday Debate: What celebrities want to ask Clinton and Trump


What would you ask Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump if you were abstinent the aboriginal presidential agitation Monday night? Celebrities, writers and added newsmakers affectation their questions on capacity including bent justice, adopted activity and immigration. The angle bidding are the writers own. Share your catechism account in he comments area or @ Opinion.Ava DuVernay, directorWhat are your thoughts on the actuality that America, the acreage of the free, holds the almanac for the country with the best citizens currently imprisoned, and your accurate plans, if any, on alteration that amazing accomplishment through your presidency?Ava DuVernay is an award-winning administrator and screenwriter. She is the administrator of Selma and the attainable 13TH, a documentary about the U.S. bastille system, apparent through the lens of chase relations.Alex Trebek, amateur and television personalityIf elected, how would you accurately accord with the abundant abhorrence that exists amid the adapted and the larboard at the moment, and accompany about a spirit of cooperation and acceptance?Alex Trebek is an amateur and a Canadian-American television personality. He has been the host of the amalgamated adventurous appearance Jeopardy! back 1984. Buzz Aldrin, astronautThe Apollo landings on the Moon aggressive a bearing of engineers and scientists to advance an aberrant arrangement of skills, talents and technologies. Today, however, we acquisition that bearing of leaders now affective into retirement. America s animal spaceflight diplomacy appears mired in a alternation of big-ticket programs that absolutely do not assume to be affective the nation in a focused administering or affective our abutting bearing of scientists and engineers. Do you acquire a plan to restore afflatus and administering to America s amplitude program? If so, what is that plan?Buzz Aldrin is a above astronaut and an American engineer. He was one of the aboriginal two bodies to acreage and airing on the Moon. Louie Anderson, amateur and comedianCould anniversary of the candidates absorb one minute cogent the nation alone absolute things about their opponent?Louie Anderson afresh won the 2016 Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding acknowledging amateur in a ball alternation for his achievement as Christine in the FX appearance Baskets. Roxanne Jones, commentatorBeyond anatomy and dashboard cameras, amuse detail two above law administering reforms you will put alternating as admiral to agreement that badge admiral who unjustly annihilation or batter innocent citizens are fired, indicted, prosecuted and beatific to prison.Roxanne Jones, a founding editor of ESPN Magazine and above carnality admiral at ESPN, writes frequently for Opinion.Mike Love, bedrock n cycle iconRegardless of who wins this election, the new admiral will be adverse a disconnected country and Congress. What specific accomplish will you booty to accompany bodies beyond the alley and actualize accord area there is discord? Understanding, of course, that accord is never easy.Mike Love is a affiliate of the Beach Boys and columnist of Good Vibrations: My Activity as a Beach Boy. John Walsh, TV hostAs the ancestor of a son who was kidnapped and atrociously murdered, and as addition who has fought years for added assets to assure our nation s best vulnerable, I acquire apparent contiguous how every aborigine dollar ashen on an abortive amends arrangement is one dollar not activity to put abroad those that casualty on our communities. There is currently bipartisan abutment in Congress to ameliorate careless and anachronous behavior in our federal amends system. As admiral of the United States, what will you do accurately with associates of Congress on both abandon of the alley to accomplish our federal amends arrangement smarter and added cost-effective?John Walsh is co-founder on the Civic Center for Missing & Exploited Children and host of s The Hunt .Mark Hertling, retired abettor accustomed The candidates and the American bodies acquire appropriately focused on the alarm blackmail appearing from the Middle East. But there are abounding added threats to our civic security. As you accede the demands of the office, name the top three civic aegis issues that affair you, and the strategies, behavior or article you will accent if you are elected.Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling is a civic security, intelligence and agitation analyst for . He served for 37 years in the Army, including three years in combat, and retired as advantageous accustomed of U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army.S.E. Cupp, political commentatorIn this era of almanac disbelief — of you both in accurate — acquaint voters why they should assurance either of you.S.E. Cupp is the columnist of Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media s Attack on Christianity, co-author of Why You re Wrong About the Right and a columnist at the New York Daily News. Michael Smerconish, host, author, and lawyerPlease acquaint me article specific you will do to advance the accord amid the White House and Congress? Michael Smerconish is the host of s Smerconish and a host on SiriusXM s P.O.T.U.S Vicente Fox, above admiral of MexicoMexican migrants are a able foundation for the US economy. Are you accommodating to let that go? They re bodies and should be advised as such. What would be your admission to this affair — alive against a accommodating clearing bill or demography the low road?Vicente Fox was admiral of Mexico from 2000-2006. Chris Smith, affiliate of British House of LordsIs same-sex alliance now a acclimatized affection of American life, and do you adequate it?Lord Chris Smith of Finsbury is a affiliate of Britain s House of Lords and a above secretary of accompaniment for ability and media beneath a Labour government.Haroon Moghul, commentatorSecretary Clinton: You accurate aggressive activity in Libya, and the aggression of Iraq. The aboriginal of these has created an ISIS anchorage and helped to destabilize North Africa. The additional of these is broadly beheld as one of the greatest adopted activity errors in American history. What acquaint acquire you abstruse from these decisions and why should American voters assurance you to administer our country s diplomacy in the future?Mr Trump: You acquire justified actionable policies, like a ban on Muslims entering the country, on the area of civic security. Is it not reasonable for Americans to admiration what abroad civic aegis can justify? If for archetype it is too chancy to acquiesce Muslims into America, why should we admittance those Muslims already actuality to stay? Would it be adequate for the government to deport, apprehend or abjure admission to any demographic we face any amount of blackmail from?Haroon Moghul is a chief Adolescent and administrator of development at the Center for All-around Policy. His abutting book, How to be a Muslim, will be out in 2017.Jeffrey Sachs, economistIs all-around abating real, austere and a antecedence for you?Jeffrey Sachs is administrator of the Center for Sustainable Development and a abettor at Columbia University.Cenk Uygur, political commentatorDonald Trump: What, if anything, will you do to get money out of politics? Hillary Clinton: Given that you are one of the arch recipients of attack contributions in US history, why should bodies acquire you that you appetite to get money out of politics?Cenk Uygur is the architect and host of The Young Turks, an online account and backroom show.Don Most, actorWhat specific kinds of initiatives would you apply to advance the altitude of the African-American communities in our country?Don Best is an amateur and director.Tim Naftali, historianMr. Trump, you acquire prided yourself on demography advantage of a arrangement that helps affluent bodies accomplish alike added money, as admiral would you feel an obligation to fix the arrangement so that it does not favor the affluent like yourself, and how would you go about it?Secretary Clinton, what would you say to assure Americans who see your administering of the clandestine email server amount as affirmation of a abridgement of charge to accuracy and the aegis of attainable records?Tim Naftali is a presidential historian. He teaches history and attainable account at New York University and was the above administrator of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. Erica Jong, writerFewer bodies are dead by terrorists than by their armed neighbors and ancestors associates — as president, how would you acknowledge to that? Erica Jong is a poet, biographer and album biographer with added than 24 books published. Her latest atypical is Fear of Dying. Raul Reyes, commentatorWhat specific activity proposals do you activity that could account Millennials, who are entering a aggressive job bazaar while abounding with amazing academy debt?Raul A. Reyes, an advocate and affiliate of the USA Today lath of contributors, writes frequently for Opinion. Follow him on Twitter @RaulAReyes. Danielle Pletka, adopted activity commentatorOver the aftermost eight years, al Qaeda, admitting the afterlife of Osama bin Laden, has advance dramatically. The accumulation and its affiliates is now operating and authoritative area in added than a dozen countries. The Obama administering has focused about alone on ISIS and al Qaeda has flourished. The actuality that we acquire not been attacked by al Qaeda is the group s cardinal choice, not a aftereffect of US operations. What would you do, specifically, to adverse this blackmail to the American people?Danielle Pletka is chief carnality admiral for adopted and aegis activity studies at the American Enterprise Institute.Paul Callan, acknowledged analystDonald Trump: Over the accomplished year, abounding African-Americans acquire complained about again actuality subjected to acts of boldness by associates of law enforcement. Do you accede that these complaints are legitimate, and how, as president, would you accord with the situation? Hillary Clinton: Back Harry Truman completed his appellation as president, he beneath to acquire any accumulated fees for speeches stating: You don t appetite me. You appetite the appointment of the president, and that doesn t accord to me. It belongs to the American bodies and it s not for sale. After abrogation attainable appointment both you and Admiral Clinton acquire accustomed abundant speaking fees reportedly in the ambit of $153 actor back 2001. Why do you disagree with Harry Truman on this principle?Paul Callan is a acknowledged analyst and a above media law professor. Ted Braun, directorDo you appearance the diff administration of abundance in this country to be a problem? Is there a affiliation to diff admission to justice? If so, what would you do to actual this? If not, why not?Ted Braun is administrator of this year s docu-thriller Betting On Zero and Darfur Now.Cecile Richards, advocateAbortion has been acknowledged in America for over 40 years, yet it has become added aloof to women beyond the country due to acutely abhorred political attacks on women s admission to bloom care. What would you do as admiral to ensure that aborticide charcoal safe, legal, and accessible?Cecile Richards is admiral of Planned Parenthood Activity Fund.Julian Zelizer, columnist and professorWhat will you do to advance our intelligence operations so that the US can do a bigger job of audition abeyant acts of abandoned wolf agitation afore they occur?Julian Zelizer is a abettor of history and attainable diplomacy at Princeton University and a New America fellow. He is a common contributor.Mel Robbins, columnist and analyst For Clinton: In a contempo /Kaiser Ancestors Foundation poll, 84% of alive chic white voters say they acquire the government does not represent them. You ve alleged bisected of Donald Trump s supporters deplorable. What would you say to these voters about why they should vote for you?For Trump: You ve alleged Mexican immigrants rapists and abyss and advocated boundless deportation, you ve accursed some Muslim immigrants and alleged for a acting ban and acute vetting. What do you appetite to say to immigrant Americans about why they should vote for you?Mel Robbins is a commentator, acknowledged analyst and the CEO of Mel Robbins Enterprises, a administration consulting firm.Laura Coates, acknowledged analystGiven the Supreme Court s oft insurmountable civil accepted conferred to badge admiral in chargeless the adapted akin of force to use, will you ask Congress to legislatively change that acquiescence and adapt the way prosecutors investigate and appraise police-involved shootings? Laura Coates is a acknowledged analyst. She is a above abettor U.S. advocate for the District of Columbia and balloon advocate in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Follow her on Twitter: @thelauracoates. Doug Brinkley, historian As admiral would you advance the abstraction of a new civic anniversary — Cesar Chavez Day — to account Latino contributions to American history, ability and identity?Douglas Brinkley is s Presidential Historian, a abettor of history at Rice University and columnist of abounding books.Leroy Chiao, astronautWithout adventurous political and banking commitments to a acutely authentic all-embracing diplomacy with milestones and dates, the United States is in absolute crisis of accident the advance position in animal amplitude exploration. We don t currently acquire either commitment. Is this adequate to you, and if not, would you be accommodating to accomplish those commitments, if adopted President?Leroy Chiao is an American engineer, motivational speaker, above NASA astronaut and an engineering consultant. Gene Karpinski, activistPolls appearance that millennials — a analytical voting affiliation — are anxious with altitude change and are added acceptable to vote for a applicant who will booty activity on climate. What is your plan to assure the country from the adverse furnishings of altitude change — including ascent sea levels that abuse to clean out absolute cities, and abuse that makes it added difficult to breathe and is communicable our water?Gene Karpinski is the admiral of the League of Conservation Voters. Judy Gold, actor and hostMr. Trump, it is the attitude that on commencement day, the president-elect arrives at the White House and gain to the countdown area at the United States Capitol with the bounden president. If you are advantageous abundant to become POTUS, (and back I say lucky, I beggarly LUCKY), during the abrupt cruise to The Capitol, what admonition would you seek from Admiral Obama apropos your new role as Commander In Chief?Judy Gold is a actor and host of the Kill Me Now podcast Tippi Hedren, actressWhat accomplish would you booty to assure and agreement employees– macho and female– a abode chargeless of animal harassment?Tippi Hedren starred in the archetypal Hitchcock films, The Birds and Marnie. Gilbert Gottfried, actor and hostI accord up. Which one of you is the competent one?Gilbert Gottfried is a actor and the host of Gilbert Gottfried s Amazing Colossal Podcast.

Forget stop and frisk : We need national standards on use of deadly force


Page Pate is a bent aegis and built-in advocate based in Atlanta. He is an accessory assistant of law at the University of Georgia, a founding affiliate of the Georgia Innocence Project, a above lath affiliate of the Federal Defender Program in Atlanta, and above administrator of the bent law area of the Atlanta Bar Association.Follow him on Twitter @pagepate The opinions bidding in this annotation are his. The two above affair presidential candidates acquire actual altered angle on how to abode the use of baleful force by badge admiral in situations like the contempo shootings in Tulsa and Charlotte. Hillary Clinton wants civic standards for how and back badge admiral should use baleful force. Donald Trump wants added stop and frisk. One angle will acceptable abate the abnormal use of baleful force, the added will about absolutely access it. In my experience, badge admiral are not out to carefully annihilate bodies of color. An officer s accommodation to use baleful force is based on a cardinal of factors. For best officers, the accommodation to use baleful force depends on the officer s training, acquaintance and adeptness to cope in awful airy and demanding situations. While there are absolutely racist badge admiral (like there are some racist people), I acquire never been complex in a case area I anticipation the administrator absitively to use baleful or boundless force based alone on a person s race. But that doesn t beggarly that chase isn t a factor. It is. It is a agency because, in my experience, badge admiral tend to accomplish breeze judgments based on actual bound advice and prejudicial stereotypes. The administrator in the helicopter in Tulsa absolutely fabricated a breeze acumen back he said, That looks like a bad dude, admitting the actuality that the administrator knew annihilation about Terence Crutcher added than his admeasurement and bark color. Why would these admiral say that Terence Crutcher was a bad dude and that it was time for a Taser? Why would an administrator anticipate this acutely caught man walking abroad with his easily in the air was a crisis to anyone? He may acquire been extensive adjoin his car window, but why would that necessarily actualize an actual blackmail to these admiral or anyone else? I acquire it is odd that he wasn t afterward the officer s commands, but that by itself doesn t beggarly he airish a crisis to them. An administrator can t shoot addition aloof because the actuality won t do what the administrator asks him to do, but is empowered to use boundless force based on a reasonable acceptance that the actuality poses an actual blackmail of austere abrasion to the administrator or addition else. What was it about Terence Crutcher that fabricated this administrator afraid? I anticipate the honest acknowledgment may be that it wasn t absolutely annihilation he did, it was how he looked. And this administrator fabricated a breeze accommodation to shoot him, at atomic in part, because of his admeasurement and the blush of his skin. I am assertive that if I had been the man walking to my car in Tulsa, I would not acquire been attempt asleep in the street. If we acquire that chase is a agency in these cases, again how can we abode it so that beneath bodies die back they are confronted by the police? Bigger training of the admiral is absolutely a acceptable idea, but what affectionate of training should it be? I anticipate there is an actual charge for clear, civic standards on the use of baleful force. There is no compatible set of behavior that educates admiral on back they can use baleful force and back they cannot. Accepted laws are abundantly ambiguous about back an administrator can and cannot use baleful force. Trying to actuate afterwards the actuality if an administrator had a reasonable acceptance that the actuality airish an actual blackmail of austere abrasion to the administrator or addition actuality is acutely difficult. Added importantly, accepted law gives no absolute advice to admiral on the artery about what to do in a bearings like what happened in Tulsa. While there are behavior and protocols adopted by best law administration agencies, these polices are not compatible and do not backpack the force of law. Under accepted law, badge admiral can use baleful force adjoin a actuality back they analytic accept that actuality poses an actual blackmail to the administrator or some added person. But that doesn t acquaint admiral annihilation about back they should cull their account weapon and shoot. Do they blaze at a doubtable if they anticipate he may acquire a gun? Do they delay until they absolutely see a gun? Do they delay until the gun is absolutely acicular at them or addition else? Can they shoot addition who is active away? Can they shoot addition who aloof ignores them and starts to airing away? The acknowledgment to these questions is a actual unsatisfying, It depends. If we acquire bright civic standards, again we can accord bigger advice to admiral on back and how an administrator can use force afore baleful force is used. Again we can focus our efforts and money on training and hiring awful able bodies for these actual boxy jobs. This should anticipate some of these incidents from anytime happening. And, back they do happen, it will be abundant easier to actuate who was amiss and why. What Donald Trump is proposing (more stop and frisk) will aloof access the use of boundless force through confrontational police-citizen encounters. I can t anticipate of a worse way to body assurance amid law administration and the bodies they serve. Mr. Trump s stop-and-frisk angle would apparently acquiesce admiral to detain, catechism and pat bottomward bodies based on the officer s abstract assurance that they looked apprehensive in some way. A agnate action in New York was begin to be actionable in its application, and the accepted ambassador of that burghal has criticized Mr. Trump s plan as actuality a footfall backwards.If we apparatus a stop-and-frisk action on a civic basis, it will aftereffect in added confrontational police-citizen encounters, not less. It will account added distrust, added fear, and added violence. We will not break any problems; we will artlessly actualize more.

Debate of the century? Hofstra (mostly) welcomes the carnival


If Southern California is Tailback U, and Penn State is Linebacker U, again what would you alarm Hofstra University?For Stuart Rabinowitz, academy admiral for 16 years, the acknowledgment is simple: Debate U. At aggressive institutions about the country, the alley to a college civic contour about runs through the amphitheatre or a basketball court. Hofstra has taken a altered route. On Monday, the Hempstead, New York, academy — one that ditched its football affairs in 2009 — will become the aboriginal to host presidential debates in three after acclamation cycles. No one accepted Hofstra to get it the aboriginal time, in 2008, Rabinowitz told . No one accepted it except me. We got it. And aback we got it, what we capital to do was accomplish abiding it wasn t aloof a one-night thing. Donors are affairs in. A notable few are basement a ample block of the estimated $6 actor tab surrounding Monday night s debate, which was originally awarded to Wright State University. Aback the Ohio academy alone out this summer, citation bread-and-butter concerns, then-alternate Hofstra stepped up — and is now set to host what is accepted to be the most-watched accident in the history of American politics, with analysts bulging an admirers of amid 80 and 100 actor TV viewers.On campus, area tests are accustomed on as scheduled, appointment is still actuality assigned and parking is consistently at a premium, the approaching bazaar has met with alloyed reviews. Still, there is no abstinent the absorption — about three in four acceptance accept activated online for one of the few hundred about accessible seats central the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. We accept 8,000 undergraduates, 11,000 students, and 7,500 of them active up for the action to be in the agitation hall, Rabinowitz said beyond campus from area architecture workers and engineers raced to acceptation the set and body up the lighting and camera perches. You can t get 7,500 out of 11,000 to assurance up for anything, usually. Junior journalism apprentice Kirstyn Brendlen, 20, who will be volunteering central the media filing centermost on Monday, is advancing to vote in her aboriginal accepted acclamation contest. To see Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton treading the boards at her academy is a dream. This is activity to be explosive, she said as her online journalism chic got a bastard aiguille at the agitation anteroom on Thursday morning. It is activity to be insane. I m absolutely excited. A brace of associates of the Hofstra Campus Feminist Collective, accession signatures in the apprentice center, said they were on lath too. We re active in an era that we absolutely adore being that is dramatic, said Maria Zaldivar, a Mexico City built-in accessory accessory the university on a apprentice visa. We adulation absoluteness shows — we aloof adulation big, loud, affecting things. The candidates will get their aboriginal attending at the agitation anteroom aloof a few hours afore the public, Peter Eyre, a chief adviser with the Commission on Presidential Debates, told reporters as the hardhats on the attic sized up the stage. This one is special, Eyre said. We apprehend a lot of absorption domestically and internationally. But through a continued day on campus, it became bright that, like so abundant any added places in this blowzy democracy, there were some animated choir of conscionable dissent. I m not as aflame as anybody abroad is, Joe Catalano, 21, told as he waited fretfully for a friend. My parking lot bearings is appealing bad out here. I had to basically accomplish my own parking spot. So, accustomed the opportunity, he d be aloof as blessed to breeze his fingers and accept the accomplished bivouac alien out? Snap — and accessible up all the parking spots, he attempt back. I m apparently not the alone being who is pissed off about the parking atom situation. Bodies who are active on campus and association now don t accept a parking atom because anybody now is aloof demography everyone s parking spots. Sara Castelli, 18, is belief political science. Sitting on the cloister with friends, she bidding some apropos about the amount of hosting. My charge is activity against a agitation aback added things can be fixed, she said, deadpanning: Instead of watering the sidewalks, they can baptize the grass. There s bodies everywhere, there s no parking, said Haley Joyce, 20. It s aloof a lot and I m affectionate of over it. Presented with the students concerns, Rabinowitz, the longtime president, argued that the cost-benefit assay — alike through these five canicule of chaos — angled heavily in favor of hosting. There s affluence of parking far away, he said, not for the aboriginal time, abacus with a wink: So maybe walking is the problem.