Initially, organizers estimated the event would draw 22,000 people and later said it would be closer to 50,000 for the Women's March on Chicago — one of more than 200-plus such across the globe aimed at sending a message to newly minted U.S. President Donald Trump: that women's rights shouldn't be ignored.
"This march, this moment, in this city, is the largest march outside of Washington, D.C.," said organizer Jessica Scheller to raucous cheers from the crowd.
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"You can put this in with the Chelsea Manning pardon, it's that controversial," says Dr. Tom Brenna, a professor of human nutrition at Cornell University and a member of the government's 2015 Dietary Guideline Committee.
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The group was upfront about their plans with border agents, Dyck said. “We said we were going to the women’s march on Saturday and they said, ‘Well, you’re going to have to pull over’.”
What followed was a two-hour ordeal. Their cars were searched and their mobile phones examined. Each member of the group was fingerprinted and had their photo taken.
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Now likely on short list to be head of FBI, or possibly jester for Baron.
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Nigel Farage’s love affair with Donald Trump’s America has taken another leap forward with news the former Ukip leader is to become a commentator on Fox News.
Fox announced Farage would be joining to provide political analysis on its main news channel and its business network in a short statement during Trump’s swearing-in as the 45th US president.
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From 2000 to 2013, horses were responsible for 74 deaths.
Bees and other stinging insects were the next most dangerous, causing 27 deaths, followed by snakes, which also claimed 27 lives but landed fewer people in hospital.
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The World forum.
Police used the warrant to seize a propane tank and torch, plastic gas cans and containers of primer from the apartments they searched. Some clothing was collected, along with vehicle headrests. They also took a drill, drill bits, a wire brush, two saws and assorted tools from one apartment. In another search, they seized three vehicle headrests, a propane torch, two cans of primer and several items of clothing from a clothes basket. Police had been seeking any tools that might have been used ...
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A convenient lasagna that only takes around 5 hours to make, as opposed to the usual 90 minutes or so
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SPIEGEL: Trump has often said that he admires Putin. Will this be a new friendship?
Applebaum: I don't think either of them really has friends. But Trump has openly admired Putin for many years, with no reservations. He even seems to idolize him. Neither his cabinet appointees nor the civil servants in the Pentagon and the State Department feel the same way, however, so we don't know what this admiration will bring.
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At 12:57 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, NPR reporter Asma Khalid tweeted a screenshot of the president's account. At that point, it had 3.8 million followers.
Nine hours later, the account had 14.5 million.
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George Washington proved a very bad borrower with The Law of Nations by Emer de Vattel, which the first US president checked out more than 200 years ago and never returned... There may have been an attempt to cover up Washington’s embarrassment. The leather-bound ledger that recorded the loan went missing some time after it was completed in 1792. It was found in a pile of rubbish in 1934.
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Trump's policies will likely create a more risk-prone financial system in the U.S. and globally
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The Economy forum.
2016 might go down in history as the year we realized we were living in a global Wild West – an unforgiving environment where anarchy reigns. But we’re at a disadvantage to those intrepid settlers who conquered the Old West in the 19th century. They had something we don’t: they had the cowboy.
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A mum who was bought an emu egg off eBay managed to successfully incubate it until it hatched – and now it thinks she’s her mother.
Charlotte Harrison was bought the egg by her father and using online advice nurtured it for 47 days before the baby emu appeared.Now ‘Kevin’ is a foot tall and already feels part of the family.
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The World forum.
One of the more bizarre changes to the whitehouse.gov website can be found on First Lady Melania Trump’s biography, which also functions as a modeling resume and advertisement for her jewelry.
While the first few sentences feature the typical biographical info, the site also specifically plugs her jewelry line: “In April 2010, Melania Trump launched her own jewelry collection, “Melania™ Timepieces & Jewelry”, on QVC.”
[NB: Everything after the comma has since been ...
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A man who claims he has the world’s longest penis has weighed it on camera to prove that it’s real.
Roberto Esquivel Cabrera got his 18.9ins member out and put it on some weighing scales at his home in Saltillo, Mexico, according to TMZ.
It comes out at 2lbs.
He wants the Guinness Book of Records to official recognise his massive member. However, doctors have said that 13ins of what he has to display is actually just skin.
Roberto, 52, got it X-rayed to disprove the doubters wrong.
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We have received direction from the Department through [the Washington Support Office] that directs all [Department of Interior] bureaus to immediately cease use of government Twitter accounts until further notice.
PWR parks that use Twitter as part of their crisis communications plans need to alter their contingency plans to accommodate this requirement. Please ensure all scheduled posts are deleted and automated cross-platform social media connections to your twitter accounts are severed. ...
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A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the state of Alabama engaged in unconstitutional racial gerrymandering in at least 12 districts in order to preserve a Republican supermajority. The ruling is a victory for the state’s Legislative Black Caucus, which has been fighting in court for years against voting maps that intentionally limit the voting power of African Americans by packing them into as few oddly-shaped districts as possible.
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Number one, make it so.
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The counter-sting, carried out by The Undercurrent and Americans Take Action, a project of a previous target of provocateur James O’Keefe, managed to surreptitiously record elements of O’Keefe’s network offering huge sums of money to progressive activists if they would disrupt the ceremony and “put a stop to the inauguration” and the related proceedings to such a degree that donors to the clandestine effort would “turn on a TV and maybe not even see Trump.” To have riots blot out ...
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