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Russell Simmons accused by Kelly Cutrone of attempted rape

Hip-hop mogul responds to 12th allegation of sexual misconduct against him by starting #NotMe social media campaign ‘to hold my accusers accountable’ Kelly Cutrone, the US fashion publicist, TV personality and author, has accused Russell Simmons of attempted rape. The accusation comes as the New York police department are reportedly opening an investigation into Simmons after a number of other women have accused the Def Jam co-founder of rape and other sexual offences. Simmons has denied them all, writing on Instagram: “I have never had a sexual encounter that was not consensual or lawful. Ever.” Continue reading...

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Future of ANC and South Africa at stake as party meets to choose new leader

Secret ballot pits deputy-president Cyril Ramaphosa against party stalwart and ex-wife on incumbent, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Thousands of delegates from across South Africa will gather on Saturday in a conference centre south-west of Johannesburg to chose a new leader for the African National Congress (ANC), the party that led the freedom struggle against apartheid and has governed for 23 years. Related: The ANC needs to develop a proper political philosophy | Letters Continue reading...

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Top Obama Holdover at State Dept. Office of Refugee Admissions ‘On Temporary Duty in Puerto Rico’

A veteran State Department official who was on Breitbart's February list of removable Obama holdovers has been reassigned to Puerto Rico, at least temporarily.

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Fake News: CNN’s Jim Acosta Claims ‘1,552 Mass Shootings’ Since Sandy Hook

On December 14, 2017, CNN's Jim Acosta claimed America has witnessed "1,552 mass shootings" since the heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Study: Gender Pay Gap Caused By Girls Aspiring to Lower-Paid Jobs

An important driver behind the so-called gender pay gap is that teenage girls aspire to lower-paid careers than boys, according to a major new study. Analysing data collected from nearly 8,000 teenagers in Britain, researchers at University College London (UCL)’s Institute for Education found that the careers 14-year-old girls highlighted as their ideal future jobs paid 27 per cent or £6.49 less per hour than those chosen by boys of the same age. While both sexes named high-paying careers among their top jobs, researchers found that a significant pay gap between the choices of the two groups remained even after they excluded from calculations the aspirations of boys who wanted to become highly-paid professional sports stars. The jobs most popular amongst teenage girls in the sample were careers in medicine and law, as well as a secondary school teacher, a singer, a vet, a nurse and a midwife. The list for boys included a professional sportsman, a software developer, an engineer, the army, an architect and a secondary school teacher, according to the Telegraph. Appeaser Theresa Tells Small Businesses to Publish ‘Gender Pay Gap’ Data to ‘Improve Workplace Equality’ https://t.co/4b0jDjPYu1 — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) October 28, 2017 Professor Lucinda Platt

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Virgil — The Two Americas: One America Grows and Profits, the Other Shrinks and Dies

The headline in the November 19 Wall Street Journal put the matter plainly: There are “Two Americas.” One America that gains from globalization, and another much larger America that loses from globalization. And as we now know, this cleaving of the nation is not just a matter of economics, it’s also a matter of life and death.

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BP returns to solar power with $200m stake in Lightsource

Tie-up with Europe’s biggest solar developer will focus on alternative energy projects in US, India and Middle East BP has paid $200m (£149m) for a 43% stake in Europe’s biggest solar developer, marking its return to the sector from which it withdrew six years ago. The investment in the London-based Lightsource marks a turnaround for the British oil firm, which rebranded as Beyond Petroleum in 2000 but shut its alternative energy headquarters nine years later. Continue reading...

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The days of rightwing evangelicals swaying politics are numbered | Daniel Jose Camacho

Once deemed the Moral Majority, white evangelicals are increasingly looking like they will be an immoral minority in the landscape of American politics A large majority of white evangelicals voted for Roy Moore – 80%, according to exit polls – in Alabama, in the deep south, in a solidly red state. And they lost. The results of Alabama’s Senate race are an omen for the future of white evangelical politics. White evangelicals, as a whole, are still flexing some political muscle. But their future outlook is of an embattled political bloc with extremist views and diminishing power to decide elections. Continue reading...

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