Stevie Wonder: NFL Protests Don’t Disrespect the Flag, Trump’s Disrespecting the People

Stevie Wonder is telling TMZ Sports exactly what the national anthem protests mean to him … and why taking a knee does NOT disrespect the flag.

We asked Stevie about the NFL movement sweeping the country … and he told us that it’s a fight for respect and unity — two things Donald Trump wasn’t preachin’ when he told NFL owners to fire their “SOB” players.

“People want to be respected … the constitution’s about everyone being respected,” Stevie said.

Source: Stevie Wonder: NFL Protests Don’t Disrespect the Flag, Trump’s Disrespecting the People

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Tillerson: US has direct ‘lines of communications’ to North Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States is probing North Korea to see whether it is interested in dialogue and has multiple direct channels of communication with Pyongyang, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday.

The disclosure came as Tillerson expressed hope for reducing tensions with North Korea, which is fast advancing toward its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland.

U.S. President Donald Trump has said he will never allow that to happen.

Source: Tillerson: US has direct ‘lines of communications’ to North Korea

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Beyond the daily drama and Twitter battles, Trump begins to alter American life

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Even without delivering on his biggest campaign promises, President Donald Trump has begun to reshape American life in ways big and small.

Over his first nine months, Trump has used an aggressive series of regulatory rollbacks, executive orders and changes in enforcement guidelines to rewrite the rules for industries from energy to airlines, and on issues from campus sexual assault to anti-discrimination protections for transgender students.

Source: Beyond the daily drama and Twitter battles, Trump begins to alter American life

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Rich would benefit most from Trump tax cut plan: policy group

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The wealthiest Americans would benefit the most from President Donald Trump’s proposed tax cuts while many upper middle-income people would face higher taxes, independent experts said on Friday in the first detailed analysis of the plan.

A U.S. Senate panel took Trump’s proposal, announced on Wednesday, a step forward by unveiling a budget plan for the coming fiscal year that acknowledges lost revenues from tax cuts, while Trump pressed ahead with selling the plan to the public.

Source: Rich would benefit most from Trump tax cut plan: policy group

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Demonstrators unveil “Stop Killing Us” banner at St. Louis baseball game

(Reuters) – Demonstrators unfurled a banner that read “Stop Killing Us” at a Major League baseball game on Friday in St. Louis, where they were protesting the acquittal of a white former police officer who was accused of murdering a black man, local media reported.

A video posted on Facebook showed a group of demonstrators high above the playing field holding a banner with the St. Louis Cardinals’ mascot drawn on it as they shouted “No Justice. No Baseball” and “You can’t stop the revolution”.

Source: Demonstrators unveil “Stop Killing Us” banner at St. Louis baseball game

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U.S. ‘probing’ to see if North Korea interested in dialogue: Tillerson

BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States is probing North Korea to see whether it is interested in dialogue and has multiple direct channels of communication with Pyongyang, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday.

The disclosure came as Tillerson expressed hope for reducing tensions with North Korea, which is fast advancing toward its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland.

U.S. President Donald Trump has said he will never allow that to happen.

Source: U.S. ‘probing’ to see if North Korea interested in dialogue: Tillerson

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North Korea seen moving missiles from development center: South Korean broadcaster

SEOUL (Reuters) – Several North Korean missiles were recently spotted moved from a rocket facility in the capital Pyongyang, South Korea’s Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) reported late Friday amid speculation that the North was preparing to take more provocative actions.

The report cited an unnamed intelligence source saying South Korean and U.S. intelligence officials detected missiles being transported away from North Korea’s Missile Research and Development Facility at Sanum-dong in the northern part of Pyongyang.

Source: North Korea seen moving missiles from development center: South Korean broadcaster

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Michigan mom says she could be jailed for refusing to vaccinate son: media

(Reuters) – A Detroit mother must vaccinate her 9-year-old son by next week under a judge’s order or she could go to jail, according to media reports.

Rebecca Bredow, a mother of two, told WXYZ-TV on Wednesday that she had one week to get her son vaccinated under an Oakland County judge’s order as part of legal fight with her ex-husband.

“I would rather sit behind bars for standing up for what I believe in, than giving into something I strongly don’t believe in,” she told the station. “God forbid he were to be injured by one of the vaccines. Then what? That’s what scares me.”

Bredow and her ex-husband, James Horne, separated in 2008 and have joint legal custody, according to ABC-TV. She says he wants their son to receive all of his vaccinations but she is opposed.

Source: Michigan mom says she could be jailed for refusing to vaccinate son: media

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110 Million Americans Have an S.T.D.

The incidence of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis is increasing, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An estimated 110 million Americans now are infected with a sexually transmitted disease.

Chlamydia is the most common S.T.D., and the number of cases rose 4.7 percent from 2015 to 2016. The increases occurred nationwide; rates were highest in the South and lowest in the Northeast.

Chlamydia is usually asymptomatic, and the number of reported cases may have grown in part because of newer, more sensitive screening techniques.

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Chinese Scientists Create Human Life for DNA Experiments; Christian Bioethicist ‘Disturbed’

A Christian bioethics lecturer has spoken out against new DNA surgery carried out by Chinese scientists who are reportedly creating lab-grown human embryos in order to test disease-removing techniques.

“What concerns me and actually quite a number of bio-ethicists and those who are looking and researching in this field is that what we here have is scientists who are deliberately creating human life, deliberately creating embryos. These are not embryos that have been left over as spares from fertility treatments from IVF,” Dr. Trevor Stammers, Bioethics lecturer at St. Mary’s University in Twickenham, told Premier

Source: Chinese Scientists Create Human Life for DNA Experiments; Christian Bioethicist ‘Disturbed’

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