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40% of people with HIV transmit most new infections in the US, a new analysis says. Here's the plan to stop the spread

The CDC announces a new plan to eliminate HIV in the US based on a new report that shows that just 40% of those living with HIV are spreading the disease to others. The goal, stated by the White House in February, is to reduce new infection by 90% over 10 years,
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Word of the week: Invasion

On March 15, a gunman killed at least 50 people and injured another 50 as they gathered in two Christchurch mosques. Minutes before the attacks, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had been emailed a 74-page document, variously called a “manifesto” and a “screed,” purported to have been written by the gunman. In it, the man – a 28-year-old Australian living in New Zealand – denounced immigrants as “invaders.” Hours later, Donald Trump held a ceremony at the White House to mark the firs...
Tags: Travel, Google, UK, Australia, Mexico, White House, US, Sports, United States, Current Affairs, Liverpool, Newcastle, Linguistics, New Zealand, Philip Kaufman, Contests


Trump claims media is blaming him for New Zealand shooting – live

President tweets: ‘They will have to work very hard to prove that one. So Ridiculous!’ 1.48pm GMT Still tweeting, Donald Trump is under the impression that the US media is blaming him for a deadly shooting attack on two New Zealand mosques.The Fake News Media is working overtime to blame me for the horrible attack in New Zealand. They will have to work very hard to prove that one. So Ridiculous! 1.42pm GMT George Conway, a Washington lawyer and husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Washington, White House, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Cabinet, Trump, Conway, Kellyanne Conway, George Conway, Beto O'Rourke


The future of borders in the Middle East

The collapse of Arab regional order during the 2011 uprisings provided a chance to reconsider the Middle East’s famously misshapen states. Most rebels sought to control the central government, not to break away from it. Separatist, in contrast, unilaterally sought territorial autonomy or outright secession. They took advantage of the breakdown of security services to set up their own peripheral enclaves. In the last eight years, separatists have served as foot soldiers in the coalition that defe...
Tags: Books, Politics, Isis, Featured, Iraq, Russia, US, Syria, United States, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Moscow, Libya, Benghazi, Assad, Yemen


‘Playing the victim’ is politically vital and morally serious

Those who speak out against bad treatment are often dismissed as 'playing the victim', accused of dwelling on imagined slights or indulging in an exaggerated sense of grievance. In the face of ridicule or, worse, the threat of violence, it would be easier to keep quiet. And yet, victims of injustice often do speak up: far from any desire for glory, they are often morally motivated, and act from a sense of duty.Someone who is subjected to demeaning treatment might owe it to herself to protest and...
Tags: Gender, Politics, US, Feminism, Innovation, Protests, Philosophy, Morality, Gender Equality, Iris Marion Young, Ashwini VasanthakumarThis


A new study has investigated who watched the ISIS beheading videos, why, and what effect it had on them

In the summer of 2014, two videos were released that shocked the world. They showed the beheadings, by ISIS, of two American journalists – first, James Foley and then Steven Sotloff. Though the videos were widely discussed on TV, print and online news, most outlets did not show the full footage. However, it was not difficult to find links to the videos online. At the time, Sarah Redmond at the University of California, Irvine and her colleagues were already a year into a longitudinal study to as...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Isis, Media, Religion, US, Brain, Middle East, Islam, Innovation, Boston Marathon Bombing, James Foley, Steven Sotloff, Mind, BPS Research Digest, Redmond


Republicans resurface Beto O’Rourke DUI mugshot in St Patrick's Day attack

GOP tweeted presidential candidate’s mugshot emblazoned with a green leprechaun’s hat and the words ‘please drink responsibly’In an attempt to celebrate St Patrick’s Day and attack a political rival, the Republican party tweeted a mugshot of the Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke emblazoned with a green leprechaun’s hat and the words “please drink responsibly”.O’Rourke, 46, is a former US representative from Texas who narrowly lost a US Senate race against the Republican Ted Cruz la...
Tags: Texas, Republicans, White House, US, US news, Gop, US politics, Ted Cruz, US Senate, Republican Party, St Patrick's Day, O'Rourke, Beto O'Rourke, US elections 2020


Mosque attacks and the narrative of exclusion | Letters

Guardian readers respond to the Christchurch shootingsJonathan Freedland (We must confront the right’s hate preachers, 16 March) is right to castigate Viktor Orbán, Matteo Salvini and Donald Trump for their anti-Islamic rhetoric. But we must not omit the part played by British politicians in deliberately adopting language that promotes hatred of religious and racial groups. Boris Johnson’s “letterboxes”, David Cameron’s “swarm” of migrants, Theresa May’s “Go home” posters, Sajid Javid’s “asylum ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, US, David Cameron, World news, US news, Australian immigration and asylum, Immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Theresa May, Islam, New Zealand, Boris Johnson, Sajid Javid, Donald Trump, Christchurch


Reductio Ad Absurdum

Here’s an opinion piece by the two NYU students who accosted Chelsea Clinton at that Christchurch massacre vigil and denounced her as part of the hate that had spurred the attack. This is because she tweeted criticism of Ilhan Omar during the original “benjamins” controversy more than a month ago. (Here’s what I wrote in response to that original flare-up. A month later I wrote this.) Many Jews who are not supporters of the Israel right or the occupation or AIPAC thought that Omar’s remarks us...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, White House, Israel, US, Barack Obama, Iran, Gop, United States, Middle East, Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, Christchurch, Chelsea Clinton


Trump slammed for 'silence' on white supremacist threat

Democrats led by an Arab-American lawmaker attacked President Donald Trump's "silence" on the rise of white supremacy Sunday as reaction to the New Zealand mosque massacre spilled into a heated US debate over religious and racial bigotry. With controversy swirling over Trump's tepid response to the massacre, White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney was forced to deny any affinity between the president's anti-immigration rhetoric and the accused Christchurch shooter's extremist views. "The pres...
Tags: News, White House, US, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Christchurch, Trump, Mick Mulvaney, Mulvaney


Joe Biden announces White House run - then says he didn't mean it

Joe Biden, one of the favourites to win the 2020 Democratic nomination, appeared to announce his presidential candidacy over the weekend – before retracting his remarks. Addressing 1,000 Democrats in Delaware, his home state, the 76-year-old former Vice President told his audience that his record was the most progressive "of anyone running for the United ...". He corrected himself quickly, saying "anybody who would run." But it was too late: his audience burst into applause in response to what t...
Tags: News, California, White House, US, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire, Biden, Donald Trump, United, Vermont, Delaware, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, International Association of Firefighters, Run Joe Run


Happy St Patrick's Day 2019! Facts, history and how to celebrate the Irish date

Erin go bragh! St Patrick's Day is here, with events in honour of the patron saint of Ireland taking place across the globe this weekend. Recognised annually since the 1700s, the people of Ireland celebrate their heritage and culture on St Patrick's Day, with the day growing as a commercial occasion rather than a religious event in recent years. While Ireland embraces its patron saint day by holding vibrant, green parades, wearing shamrocks and flying Irish flags more than usual, celebra...
Tags: Asia, Europe, New York, London, News, Wales, Australia, Washington, White House, Boston, US, Chicago, Britain, Ireland, United Kingdom, Manhattan


The case for citizenship for US immigrants serving in the military

The United States has a long history of immigrant military service. Immigrants who serve in the armed forces during declared hostilities, including the period after 11 September 2001, are eligible for expedited naturalization. However, those who naturalized through military service since 24 November 2003 are vulnerable to potential revocation of their US citizenship. This presents unique and unacceptable risks for non-citizens who volunteer to serve in the United States military beyond the alrea...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, US, Military, United States, United States Military, Citizenship, Illegal Immigrants, US Army, Immigrant, Social Sciences, Michael J Sullivan, Earned Citizenship, Immigration Law Violations, Presidio of Monterey Public Domain


Joe Biden's verbal slip sets off speculation of presidential run

Democratic party favourite tells crowd he has ‘the most progressive record of anybody running’A verbal slip by Democratic favourite Joe Biden has left party faithful wondering: did the former US vice-president accidentally reveal his plans to run for the White House?In a keynote speech at a dinner for the Delaware Democratic party on Saturday, Biden boasted that he has “the most progressive record of anybody running”. The only problem is that Biden hasn’t announced whether he will launch a third...
Tags: White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Biden, Delaware, Democratic, US elections 2020


St Patrick's Day 2019: Shamrocks, snakes and how a British slave became Ireland's patron saint

Erin go bragh! St Patrick's Day is nearly here, with events in honour of the patron saint of Ireland set to take place across the globe this weekend. Recognised annually since the 1700s, the people of Ireland celebrate their heritage and culture on St Patrick's Day, with the day growing as a commercial occasion rather than a religious event in recent years. While Ireland embraces its patron saint day by holding vibrant, green parades, wearing shamrocks and flying Irish flags more than us...
Tags: Asia, Europe, New York, London, News, Wales, Australia, Washington, White House, Boston, US, Chicago, Britain, Ireland, United Kingdom, Manhattan


Trump's 2020 campaign: just like 2016 but now with more political data

Digital guru Brad Parscale will attempt to marry old and new – using word of mouth but also databases to turn attendees into volunteersBernie Sanders is “the nutty professor”; Elizabeth Warren is “Pocahontas”; Beto O’Rourke’s hand movements are “crazy”. Donald Trump is already taking pot shots at his potential opponents in the 2020 presidential election, evoking memories of his chaotic 2016 campaign with its raucous rallies and taunting tweets.But something will be different this time. The US pr...
Tags: White House, Elizabeth Warren, US, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Brad Parscale, Beto O'Rourke, US elections 2020, volunteersBernie Sanders


New Zealand shooting: Brenton Tarrant charged after 50 killed in attacks on two mosques in Christchurch

New Zealand shooting: 49 killed across two mosques​ PM Jacinda Ardern vows to change gun laws Suspect appears in court charged with murder Everything we know about the shooter Brenton Tarrant The victims: Afghan refugee viewed country as 'slice of paradise' Tech giants told 'enough is enough' after shooting live-streamed  Everything we know so far about the Christchurch attacks The main suspect in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques was charged with one count of murder on S...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, UK, London, News, Instagram, Wales, Australia, White House, India, US, Afghanistan, Hungary, West, Canada


Beto O'Dork: White House hopeful O'Rourke was a member of America's top hacking crew Cult of Dead Cow

Revealed: Dem golden boy's past as BBS-dwelling l33t teen Newly minted US presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke says he was a member of Cult of the Dead Cow, one of the most legendary hacking groups in cyber-history.…
Tags: White House, US, America, Software, BETO, Rourke, Beto O Rourke


What Ivanka & Her Dad Have In Common: Stealing Other People's Ideas

The first daughter and White House advisor's schedule isn't public, but we'll keep you posted on her goings-on every week.One of the reasons we regularly write about Ivanka Trump is because her position actually comes with a lot of power. As a presidential advisor to her father in the most chaotic White House ever, she reportedly has a great deal of freedom to set her own agenda. And she has, admirably, focused her agenda on issues that affect women, both globally and in the United States, from...
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I Am Embarrassed by My State Paper, The Baptist Message

One week ago I wrote my first draft of this article, then I didn’t post it because I realized I was angry and my words were not appropriate nor were they even coherent due to my frustration. Thus, I have waited until today when the hard copy of the article to which I was responding arrived at our church office (and I am in better control of my faculties ). Also, I had another title for this article but some dear friends suggested I should soften it a bit. So this is me not being angry or incendi...
Tags: Politics, Religion, US, International, Georgia, Fox News, Bp, Louisiana, LBC, North Carolina, Fort Worth, Houston Chronicle, Louisville Kentucky, Al Mohler, SBC, Baptist


Trump joins condemnation of New Zealand mosque shooting – live

Sarah Sanders says the US ‘strongly condemns’ attack as president tweets his ‘warmest sympathy and best wishes’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.21pm GMT The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel who attempt to investigate or prosecute alleged abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday.The Associates Press reports: Pompeo, making good on a threat delivered last Septe...
Tags: Republicans, Israel, US, Barack Obama, US news, Afghanistan, Democrats, United States, US politics, International criminal court, New Zealand, US Congress, Donald Trump, Icc, Trump, Michelle


JFK assassination tour of Dallas

Whether you’re a history buff or a conspiracy theorist, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has fascinated Americans for decades. During a presidential motorcade on November 22, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald (allegedly) fired the shot that killed JFK as he rode through Dallas’s Dealey Plaza. The ensuing controversy surrounding the shooter’s identity and motive, as well as the political repercussions, have made the tragedy one of the most widely recognized and debated in US history. Altho...
Tags: Travel, White House, US, Commerce, Dallas, John F Kennedy, Secret Service, Jfk, West End, Google Maps, Kennedy, Irving, All, Dallas Texas, Jackie Kennedy, United Press International


GOP senators are on track to break with Trump on a marquee campaign issue with national emergency vote

The White House is bracing for an embarrassing rebuke when the Senate votes on a resolution Thursday to overturn President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to build a wall along the US border with Mexico.
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White House bracing for embarrassing rebuke of Trump's national emergency

The White House is bracing for an embarrassing rebuke when the Senate votes on a resolution Thursday to overturn President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to build a wall along the US border with Mexico.
Tags: Senate, White House, US, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump


Mueller investigation: US House passes resolution calling for Trump-Russia report to be made public

The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted in support of a resolution demanding special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election be made public and provided to Congress upon its completion. The House resolution is unable to actually force Donald Trump, the White House or the US Justice Department to send Congress materials related to the report that may violate current law or the agency’s rules surrounding official releases...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, US, House, House Of Representatives, Donald Trump, Mueller, US Justice Department, Robert Mueller, Trump Russia


O'Rourke enters race with natural skills, eager support and some big challenges

Former congressman from El Paso enters a crowded Democratic field – can he solidify his platform and take it to a national level? * Follow the latest US politics newsBeto O’Rourke in El Paso, Texas, on 11 February 2019. Photograph: Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty ImagesLosing a federal election in your home state is not normally seen as a ticket to the White House. But then not everybody is capable of being defeated in the style of Beto O’Rourke.The former congressman from El Paso, the city on the US-Mexi...
Tags: Texas, News, Obamacare, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Elizabeth Warren, US, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Guardian, US Senate, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Oprah


Donald Trump follows lead of other nations and grounds Boeing 737 Max planes

FAA supported the grounding saying it had uncovered information in the Ethiopia crash that was similar to the Indonesia crash in OctoberDonald Trump grounded Boeing’s 737 Max fleet on Wednesday, days after the second fatal crash involving the plane in five months.Issuing an emergency order, Trump said all 737 Max jets in the US would now be grounded. “Planes that are in the air will be grounded if they are the 737 Max. Will be grounded upon landing at their destination,” Trump told reporters at ...
Tags: Indonesia, White House, US, US news, Plane Crashes, Air transport, Ethiopia, Donald Trump, Faa, Boeing, Trump, Ethiopian Airlines crash, OctoberDonald Trump


Spotify just painted a big target on Apple's back, and the iPhone maker should worry if antitrust regulators start aiming at it (AAPL, SPOT)

The complaint Spotify filed against Apple with European competition regulators on Wednesday represents a real danger to the iPhone maker. Spotify's complaint looks legitimate and is similar to those successfully made against Microsoft and Google. European regulators have been much tougher in recent years in cracking down on tech companies anti-competitive moves than American antitrust regulators. Should they find Apple guilty of abusing its market power, the company could face big fines and re...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spotify, Europe, Microsoft, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Eu, Netflix


Senate moves to end Trump's border wall emergency declaration – live

Proposal would deal blow to president but Trump indicates he would veto legislation against national emergency declarationSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 10.15pm GMT The US is prepared to use cyber operations to strike back more aggressively against the growing threats of cyberattacks and interference in the 2020 presidential elections, the Associated Press is reporting. Army Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of US Cyber Command, says the military learned a lot as it worked with...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, US, US news, Iran, Democrats, US politics, Plane Crashes, Air transport, Army, US Senate, Associated Press, US Congress, Donald Trump


A belief in meritocracy is not only false: it’s bad for you

'We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else …' Barack Obama, inaugural address, 2013 'We must create a level playing field for American companies and workers.' Donald Trump, inaugural address, 2017Meritocracy has become a leading social ideal. Politicians across the ideological spectrum continually return to the theme that the rewards of life – money, power, jobs, university admission – should be distri...
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