And all NPR journalists understand that to get the most out of social media we need to understand those communities. So we respect their cultures and treat those we encounter online with the same courtesy and understanding as anyone we deal with in the offline world. We do not impose ourselves on such sites.

THE INTOUCHABLES ($35.99 BluRay; Sony Pictures Classics) One of the truly hateful films of the year, The Intouchables was an improbable worldwide smash hit that traffics in the most offensive racial stereotypes imaginable. The fact that the film has an earnest heart and thinks it is making a plea for racial understanding makes it all the more noxious. A paralyzed white man of wealth (Francois Cluzet) hires a poor, uneducated ex con (Omar Sy) because he’s the only one that doesn’t treat Cluzet with pity.

Sure, she has her quirks and she will never be confused with a Rhodes Scholar. However she will do well because she has personality, she is genuine, she is ‘hot’ and she is a commodity. Sarah I am in your corner and always have been. I disagree. Even assuming that most people are too lazy to cycle more than a mile or three cycleway connectivity is necessary if these short trips are to be practical. In my area we have a relatively bike friendly core, but once one moves much outside the city center bike infra becomes disjoint and isolated by dangerous roads.

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Dr. Carson did claim that he wouldn’t rule out lifting the ban allowing the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to study gun violence, in the Business Insider interview. This would put him on the side of President Barack Obama and the Democrats, but won’t him many friends with the Republicans, who are loathe to admit that the issue needs studying.

In Gaza, an Israeli airstrike Friday hit the home of a well known Islamic Jihad leader. Gaza health officials said strikes overnight killed a total of eight people, raising the death toll to at least 98. A later strike pushed the tally over 100 to go along with some 670 wounded, officials said..

.. It was as graphic as if I was watching a video.”He has seemed to share many of the president’s hard line views on immigration, and he did not shy from advocating his position forcefully in public. In February, he told the House Homeland Security Committee it was “entirely possible” dangerous people were entering the United States without a ban in place, and that officials might not know until something bad had happened.”Not until the boom,” he said when asked if he could provide evidence of a dangerous person entering the country.He also has been quick to shoulder the blame when Trump administration initiatives, such as the travel ban, triggered a backlash from lawmakers who felt blindsided..