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Melania Trump public opinion poll results SOAR – but is she ahead of Donald?

Melania Trump, 47, and Donald Trump, 71, have been First Lady and President of the USA for nearly a year. Now a new opinion poll has revealed how the couple are faring the eyes of the American public. Since moving into the The White House in June, Melania has been busy accompanying her husband on foreign tours and hosting events in Washington. Famed for her glamorous style, she has become one of the most photographed women in the world. And it seems her approach is working, as she has seen…

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Science 

Michael Gove's green makeover is promising, but not the revolution we need

Many of us who care for the natural world were deeply concerned when Michael Gove became environment secretary in June. Few in the teaching profession have anything positive to say about his time as education secretary, while many feared he saw the post merely as a stepping stone to revive his career – rather than an opportunity to pursue a great personal passion for the environment. But, after six months in the job, there are encouraging signs that those grave misgivings may have been misplaced. Already there has been positive…

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Chile Has Elected Former President Sebastian Pinera in a Return to the Right

The former airline magnate previously governed Chile from 2010 to 2014 More (SANTIAGO, Chile) — Billionaire former president Sebastian Pinera easily won Chile’s presidential runoff election Sunday, moving the world’s top copper-producing country back to the right in the footsteps of other Latin American nations. Pinera got 54.6 percent of the votes to 45.4 percent for center-left Sen. Alejandro Guillier, with nearly all the ballots counted. Analysts had expected a much closer race, but there had not been any opinion polls on the campaign for several weeks. Guillier conceded a…

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Guatemala’s trans indigenous beauty pageant is about more than just a pretty face

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Aquetzali B’e Noj, a 26-year-old drag queen from Huehuetenango, Guatemala, wears a long skirt and a woven huipil, a blouse typical in Guatemala’s indigenous communities. For her, drag is a way to express her identity. Being indigenous, or native Guatemalan, is a major part of that. “I choose to wear my typical indigenous clothing when in drag to show that it’s not bad to do so. I’m not doing it to make fun…

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Rohingya refugees tell harrowing tales of rape

Aerlyn Pfeil knows about rape. She’s worked with victims of sexual violence in South Sudan, Somalia and Papua New Guinea. But Pfeil has never seen anything like the sexual abuse victims in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. “I’ve never had a population talk so freely about the assault that they were experiencing,” said Pfeil, a midwife who is on the board of Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders-USA. Rohingya refugees wait for cooked food to be distributed at Tengkhali camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Damir Sagolj / Reuters file “I…

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Science 

Hundreds of People Fell Sick on a Royal Caribbean Cruise

Some passengers told local media they were happy to get off the ship More Hundreds of passengers fell sick aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise this week due to a gastrointestinal illness — a common issue that plagues cruise lines due to close living quarters, among other factors. The five-night cruise docked in Florida on Saturday as 332 passengers contracted a stomach-related illness, a spokesperson for Royal Caribbean told CNN. Owen Torres, the spokesperson, noted that was a small percentage of the 5,547 passengers on board, and that cruise ship doctors…

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Pope marks 81st birthday with extra-long pizza

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has blown out his birthday candle on an extra-long pizza at the Vatican to the delight of children. Pope Francis blows out a candle on a pizza on Dec. 17, 2017 during an audience with children assisted by “Dispensario Santa Marta,” a Vatican pediatric clinic. AFP – Getty Images/ Ossevatore Romano Francis, who turned 81 on Sunday, then told the children, who use a Vatican health service, to “eat all four meters (13 feet),” saying it will make them grow. This handout released by Roman…

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Ancient Egypt: Archaeologists Discover Child Graves Containing Jewelry and Amulets in Temple Quarry

Archaeologists in Upper Egypt discovered four intact children’s graves at a quarry that once provided stone for the temples and tombs of the 15th century B.C. The youngest of the children was 2 or 3 years old at the time of death, according to Live Science. The child graves aren’t the first to be discovered at the quarry, which is known as Gebel el-Silsila. Over the last couple of years, researchers have recorded 69 tombs at the site, most of which had been long since looted, as Live Science reported. The…

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Life after death: Scientist reveals how humans TRANSFORM into new beings after death

Dr Sam Parnia, director of critical care and resuscitation research at NYU Langone Health School of Medicine in New York City, said those who suffer from a cardiac arrest biologically go through the same process as death. The doctor said the process sparks a sense of new-found life in those who have suffered a cardiac arrest. Dr Parnia told the express.co.uk: “When we die we review elements of our life and come back transformed. This ranges from being more engaged in society, increased activity in serving public duty or treating…

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Sex harassment cases redraw election map next year

WASHINGTON — Alabama’s stunning Senate race is over, but there are more special elections ahead — and they will all be analyzed, dissected and picked apart for what the outcomes mean for President Donald Trump and the Republicans ahead of November’s midterm elections. The political calendar in 2018 is lighter — so far — than 2017’s, which was defined by a string of high-profile contests from Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District to Alabama’s Senate race. But two congressional races and a slew of state legislative contests have already been scheduled —…

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