A look at Farida Bedwei: The cerebral palsy tech genius

Farida Bedwei

Disability doesn’t mean disadvantage. And Farida Bedwei, a celebrated software engineer from Ghana, is proof of that. Born in 1979, Bedwei was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of one — cerebral palsy is an incurable neurological disorder that affects body movement and muscle coordination but does not interfere with the ability to learn. Bedwei has steadfastly refused to ...

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Is Trump mad?

President Trump

It’s time to face up to the obvious: The president of the United States is deranged. I don’t mean he’s merely idiosyncratic or pushing policies that I think are crazy, nor do I say this as just another political jab. I mean that Donald J. Trump literally is mentally ill. OK, I’m no doctor, but you don’t need a doctorate ...

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Trump cuts coal miners benefits despite harvesting votes from them

Donald Trump  holds a sign supporting coal during a rally at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on October 10, 2016. / AFP / DOMINICK REUTER        (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)

During the presidential election of 2016, one of the most contentious issues of the campaign between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was that of health care. Trump wanted to do away with former President Barack Obama’s signature legislation, The Affordable Care Act, while Clinton wanted to strengthen the program. Now that Trump has been sworn in as the 45th President ...

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Donald Trump’s wiretap claim against Obama refuted

Prez Trump

President Donald Trump made a stunning claim Saturday, alleging without offering evidence that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wiretapped his phones at Trump Tower ahead of the 2016 election. “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” Trump tweeted early Saturday morning in one part of a ...

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U.S immigrant dreamer Daniela Vargas detained after speech

Mexico TV Borderland

A 22-year-old was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials early Wednesday, moments after giving a speech at an immigration press conference. Daniela Vargas spoke at a press conference in front of city hall in Jackson, Miss., and was driving away with a friend when her lawyer said ICE officials pulled them over and detained her, according to The Associated ...

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The White House Just Admitted It Lied To The Press For Better Coverage

Prez Donald Trump

The Donald Trump administration has admitted that yesterday it deliberately gave false information to media outlets to trick them into giving President Trump positive coverage in the hours before his Joint Session address to Congress. A high-ranking White House official told the press that Trump was softening on immigration and was going to provide a pathway to citizenship for many ...

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There’s been do-nothing, scandal-ridden & failed presidencies but Trump’s is the embarrassing

President Trump

This can’t go on much longer, can it? In the past, the nation has had do-nothing Presidencies, and scandal-ridden Presidencies, and failed Presidencies, but until Donald J. Trump came along there hasn’t been a truly embarrassing Presidency. Trump himself looks out of place (that squinty-eyed frown, meant to bespeak firmness, or serious purpose, doesn’t succeed), and it’s easy to understand ...

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Francois Fillon says still in race, not stepping down

Francois Fillon with wife

French conservative presidential hopeful Francois Fillon says he has been summoned by judges for questioning and a possible indictment over allegations he gave his wife a lucrative fake job, but vows to stay in the presidential race. Fillon’s campaign has been battered for weeks by allegations that he paid his wife Penelope hundreds of thousands of euros of public money ...

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