Mold at Florida military housing caused mushrooms to grow out of carpets, lawsuit says

(CNN)Mold in privately run housing at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida not only caused health problems but led to mushrooms growing out of a floor and carpet, according to a federal lawsuit filed by five service members and their families. The defendants in the case — the Michaels Organization, Michael Management Services, Interstate Realty Management Company, AMC East Communities, Clark Realty Capital and Harbor Bay at MacDill — did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The serious mold problems at the housing complex, known as Harbor Bay at MacDill, were known to the defendants since 2016, the suit said. The service members and their families suffered numerous health problems from exposure to the mold, including respiratory ailments, …

Joe Alwyn ‘Has Been A Rock’ For Taylor Swift Through Her ‘Tough Year’ – Perez Hilton

Taylor Swift‘s Lover has got her back! Joe Alwyn and Tay have been going strong since May 2017, and despite their busy schedules, holiday plans, and sometimes living in different countries, they are still able to make time for each other. Total #CoupleGoals. A source revealed to Us Weekly they even spent the holiday together: “Taylor and Joe did spend Thanksgiving together in London. They are still going very strong.” So glad to hear!! As you’re likely aware, Miz Swift has had quite the year. From her ongoing drama with Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta, to the release of her seventh studio album, and the forthcoming premiere of Cats, that is a lot on her plate! Luckily, her man has …

Reddits monthly active user base grew 30% to reach 430M in 2019

In a year-end retrospective released this morning, Reddit says its user base grew 30% this year to reach 430 million monthly active users, as of the end of October. Its users also contributed 199 million posts, 1.7 billion comments and 32 billion upvotes, the company says. Last year, Reddit reported 330 million monthly active users — bigger than Twitter. Monthly comments and monthly views were also up on an annual basis in 2019, with increases of 37% and 54%, respectively. The most-upvoted post this year referenced Reddit’s fundraise led by China’s Tencent, which in February led Reddit’s $300 million Series D, valuing the site at $3 billion. Users were concerned at the time the investment would lead to Chinese censorship, …

The House May Vote On Impeachment Before Christmas

Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc./Getty Images Nancy Pelosi’s Instructions About Articles Of Impeachment Put This On Fast-Forward By Madhuri Sathish Dec 5, 2019 For weeks, the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump has been ramping up, with testimony from senior diplomats, national intelligence officials, and more. Despite this, it seemed for a time that Democrats were going to hold off on actually pursuing an official impeachment vote — until now. On Thursday, Dec. 5, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House of Representatives would begin drawing up articles of impeachment against Trump, setting the stage for a potential impeachment vote before Christmas. Pelosi’s announcement was brief — approximately six minutes — but to the point. She drew upon the words of …

Michelle Obama may have rejected first version of her husbands official portrait

Kehinde Wiley arrived at Creative Minds Talks during Art Basel on Monday in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) “I swear I wasn’t going to talk about this,” he added. Turns out the former first lady thought the piece was missing some of Wiley’s signature style, he said. Before Obama, Wiley had been known for giving voice to the voiceless: taking people who historically have come from a perceived place of nonexistence and putting them squarely in the forefront of his works. He said he had to prepare himself when he was commissioned to depict the most powerful man in the world. 2020 Presidential Election

Girlfriend’s tribute to ‘phenomenal’ Jack Merritt

In the article published in the Guardian on Tuesday, Jack’s father David Merritt paid tribute to his son, who worked for a programme that links university students and prisoners. “Jack believed in the inherent goodness of humanity, and felt a deep social responsibility to protect that,” said Mr Merritt. He accused politicians of using his son’s death to “perpetuate an agenda of hate that he gave his everything fighting against” – and that his son would be “seething” at how his death was being used. Related Topics London Bridge attack Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Jack Burkman, who accuses 2020 candidates of having lovers, has a few himself

Jack BurkmanBut the longtime bumbling partner of Jacob Wohl may have a more interesting tie to that part of the world. He has been bankrolling the life of a former Russia Today news anchor, one of the Kremlins biggest propaganda outlets. The two also appear to be dating. Margaret Howell, a former for labeled has had a relationship with Burkman, according to a source who spoke with the Daily who has met Howell and seen both together on multiple occasions. Before ever working on behalf of the Russian government, Howell first appeared in 2015 on an of the During her time at RT, Howell appeared in a promotional where she said, I was actually sitting on my couch in Kentucky, …

Dow falls more than 400 points after Trump warns China trade war could go beyond 2020 election

New York (CNN Business)The Dow is deep in the red for the second-straight day after President Donald Trump said a trade deal with China might not be accomplished until after the 2020 election. Meanwhile, President Trump threatened to slap tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Brazil and Argentina given the “massive devaluation of their currencies.” Amid all this, stocks are sliding. The Dow (INDU) fell as much as 426 points, or 1.4%, before bouncing back slightly. The S&P 500 (SPX) was down 1.1%, and the Nasdaq Composite (COMP) was off by 1.2%. Although investors reacted negatively to the headlines, this song and dance has been repeated over and over during the course of Trump’s presidency. “We have seen this …

Republicans explain why Trump is innocent

(CNN)As Democrats finish up their official report on the impeachment investigations, to be released Tuesday, Republicans have issued a 123-page document — in DC terms, a “prebuttal” — that argues everything you’ve seen so far is being misrepresented. CNN’s reading team was poring over it as lawmakers were reviewing the Democrats’ impeachment report in a secure Capitol Hill room. Our reporters will bring you details of the main impeachment report from Democrats when it comes out Tuesday. GOP-led panel found no Ukraine interference, sources say CNN’s Jake Tapper reports that the Republican-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee looked into allegations that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 US election and found no evidence to support the claims, according to sources familiar with the …

Who Needs NATO?

PARISJust at the moment members of the House of Representatives were closing in on Henry Kissinger, he did that fairly well. Among his goals on that trip: to reassure Europe about Americas commitment to the North Atlantic Alliance. But if the mission to reportedly said last month that Trump might pull out of the organization altogether if elected to a second term. Macron, meanwhile, went one step further when he talked about the brain death of NATO in anThe Economistwrote, If Americans complain about having to pay most of the cost of the alliance, Europeans could reply that thats only fair if NATO is going to be little more than the American Foreign Legion. (Trump on Tuesday was talking about …

Tories signal tax-cutting Budget if elected

Voters will go to the polls on 12 December for the third election in just over five years. Mr Johnson has said the snap poll is the only way to end months of Brexit paralysis in Parliament. He has guaranteed that the UK will leave the EU by the 31 January deadline if the Conservatives get a working Commons majority. Who should I vote for? Election 2019 manifesto guide The 13 key policies in the Conservative manifesto Swinson sorry for backing coalition welfare cuts He has promised to bring his EU withdrawal agreement back for initial approval by MPs before Christmas. He also said he will set out his wider legislative agenda in a Queen’s Speech pencilled in for 19 …

These Social Justice Charities Are Fighting the Good Fight

Lets face it: this year has been rough. Between the impeachment hearings, global warming, countless mass shootings, and the death of Game of Thrones, the need for positivity is at an all time high. On December 3, the seventh annual military transgender ban remain in effect (though an October block may mean it will soon be gone) and National Center for Transgender Equality is the nations leading social justice advocacy organization for transgender people. Working at the local, state, and federal level, the non-profit provides resources for trans people as they deal with countless issues: from changing their name and gender on identification documents to developing an informational center for family members and other allies to find information on how …

Wealthy US donors gave millions to rightwing UK groups

Revelations raise questions about influence of foreign funding on British politics Eleven wealthy American donors who have given a total of more than $3.7m (2.86m) to rightwing UK groups in the past five years have been identified, raising questions about the influence of foreign funding on British politics. The donations have been given to four British thinktanks that have been vocal in the debate about Brexit and the shape of the UKs future trade with the EU, and an organisation that claims to be an independent grassroots campaign representing ordinary British taxpayers. Many of the donors have also given significant sums of money to a series of like-minded American groups which, like the British organisations, promote a free market agenda …

The only antidote to a campaign of lies is a campaign of truth | Richard Wolffe

Todays politics combine technology with propaganda, disinformation and corruption. But there is an alternative Help us cover the critical issues of 2020. This Giving Tuesday, consider making a contribution Senator John Kennedy is not an idiot. He may be a useful one, from the Kremlins perspective. But objectively, the Louisiana Republican has nothing in his rsum that suggests a large cavity inside his cranium. Kennedy earned the highest honors at Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes scholar, and he was executive editor of the Virginia Law Review at the not-too-shabby University of Virginia law school. So how does a certified nerd one of the elites of the elite end up peddling Russian-backed disinformation on national television not once, but …

Gugu Mbatha-Raw: Its an actors duty to help the culture to evolve

From an LGBTQ+ romance in Black Mirror to the first woman of colour to win Miss World, the star is breaking down cultural barriers with her roles The hotel drawing room where 2013s Belle the actors big-screen breakthrough her combination of innocence and steeliness charmed many. Oprah Winfrey was a huge supporter of the film, while Prince actual Prince performed at an afterparty he arranged for the premiere. Since Nell Gwynn at Shakespeares Globe in London. On screen, she has done genre drama (The Cloverfield Paradox, Fast Color) and with Joe Swanbergs excellent improvised Netflix series Ava DuVernays A Wrinkle in Time (with Oprah), Jupiter Ascending, in which she played a half-human, half-deer creature called Famulus (its worth Googling for …