Daily Archives: March 11, 2016

Trump’s Guide To Dealing With Protesters. VICE News video

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Donald Trump’s campaign rallies have gained notoriety following instances of violence from both Secret Service agents and supporters alike. But the threat of chokeholds and punches hasn’t stopped immigrant activist Kenia Calderon from protesting against Trump and other candidates.

The number of Latinos in Iowa has doubled in the last decade, but they’re not just flocking to Des Moines and other urban centers. Immigration has radically transformed the state’s rural heartland, which was once lily-white. Fueled by the meatpacking industry’s demand for cheap labor, small towns like Storm Lake now have schools with student bodies that are 82 percent non-white.

During the Iowa Caucuses, VICE News traveled to Marshalltown to attend a packed Trump rally and talk to Iowans about immigration. With Republican candidates calling for ramped-up deportations and closed borders, young undocumented activist Kenia Calderon has made it her mission to include immigrant rights in the political conversation. VICE News video news 2016.


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PBS NewsHour full episode March 11, 2016 video

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Friday on the NewsHour, Dr. Ben Carson endorses Donald Trump after an unusually civil Republican debate. Also: The nation bids farewell to former first lady Nancy Reagan, Shields and Brooks talk the week in politics, an exclusive look at the unprecedented cleanup of the Fukushima power plant, the hunt for gold dredges up conflict in Washington state and Syrian artists seek solace in their work.


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Gender Equality, Over 30,000 in Permanent Housing, Over 1 Million Potholes Filled. NYC Mayor’s Office

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Published on Mar 11, 2016
• A new Mayoral Executive Order will further promote gender equity for all New Yorkers
• More than 30,000 New Yorkers are now living in permanent housing and have been avoiding or exiting shelters thanks to new City programs
• City Transportation crews have filled over 1 million potholes since the beginning of 2014


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TIL: Female Lions Are Attracted to Black Manes. National Geographic Video

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It turns out the search for a tall, dark, and handsome mate isn’t limited to dating websites—or even to humans. A lion’s mane will change color in accordance with its nutrition level and overall well-being; a male lion with a darker mane tends to be healthier and have higher testosterone levels. As a result, lionesses find lions with darker manes more attractive, according to biologist and National Geographic grantee Craig Packer.

In one study, a graduate student working with Packer used stuffed toy lions with various mane colors to test female preference. That study found that 90 percent of the time lionesses chose to approach the replicas with darker manes. Nature is so typical—boring, good-looking dudes ruining it for the rest of us. Maybe the remaining 10 percent of lionesses are more interested in a potential mate’s personality qualities? In this week’s “Today I Learned,” Packer explains a bit more about this phenomenon.

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