General election 2017: What caused Labour’s youth vote surge? – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… message services to reach the young – and in some cases mobilising them into an army of potential canvassers – had been important in reaching the youth vote, Mr Todd said. Momentum says it reached some 400,000 people through the messaging platform WhatsApp, which data shows is used most by 18-to 29-year-olds, in the UK. The group also set up mynearestmarginal.com – a website that enables activists to pool together, and often lift share, to canvass in marginal seats. Momentum …

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How Billy Graham Conquered America

June 11, 2017

… luncheons, prayer groups, and work committees would be set up weeks before the crusade, and often Graham himself would come to speak to civic groups or the state legislature. To assure a reasonable turnout, organizers would obtain commitments from local churches to fill half the seats at the nightly services. During the crusade, interest would be heightened by spectacular open-air rallies and the appearance of politicians and Christian celebritiessometimes Grahams friends Dale Evans and Roy …

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Taylor Swift is back on Spotifyand Katy Perry fans are pissed at the timing

June 11, 2017

Lookslike Katy Perry and Taylor Swift‘sfeud is still on. Just considerwhat each pop star got up to this Friday. For Perry,it was the release of her new albumWitness(a project she’s been promoting for months on TV and social media). Meanwhile, Swift surprised fans by spontaneously returning her musicto major streaming services after publiclyprotesting the companiesfor years. Coincidence? Seems unlikely. It’s a subtle flex, but it could do some real damage to Perry’s …

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Ariana Grande’s Mom Shares Emotional Message For Fans Following Manchester Attack

May 31, 2017

Ariana Grandes mother, Joan Grande, is standing by her daughter and the victims of thehorrific Manchester attack. She took to Twitter on Memorial Day to address fans one week after the incident. In a note accompanied by a #MemorialDay hashtag, she wrote, This past week I have spent in reflective thought, prayer & deep sorrow. I join my daughter in extending my help & services to all those affected by the diabolical act of terror which occurred in Manchester! #MemorialDay …

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Gus Kenworthy And Other Queer Stars Strip Down For A Powerful Reason

May 30, 2017

… current political climate, Key said, funding for homeless LGBTQ youth services is more at risk than ever, which is one of the many reasons hes grateful for the MeUndies campaign. Its a particularly pertinent issue in Los Angeles, where about 40 percent of the homeless youth population in the city identify as LGBTQ, he said. Andrew Yee Kiyoko, who made waves in 2015 with her queer girl love anthem, Girls Like Girls, said the campaign really spoke to her as an artist who has never shied away …

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Montana Is About To Send Trump — And Democrats — A Big Message

… flipped two state legislature seats Republican Greg Gianforte, left, shakes hands with Donald Trump Jr. at a campaign event in Bozeman, Montana, in April. Two weeks ago, Democrat Heath Mello failed Republican Mayor Jean Stothert in Omaha, Nebraska. In April, left-leaning progressive James Thompson lost his bid for Kansass open House seat, despite coming in a deep-red state. The fight for Georgias 6th District, vacated this year by Health and Human services Secretary Tom Price, has become …

May 25, 2017
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A Fappening Victim Speaks Out: Teresa Palmer on the Celebrity Nude Photo Hack

… none of the photos of famous men were ever released. It was all women. So, it was a personal attack on women, and trying to shame women. I just think its disgusting that there were no menI think there was only one male victimso women were specifically targeted. For Palmer, who gave birth to son Bodhi last February, life hasnt changed since the hack, and she says while the whole episode was really disappointing and you have to be super careful with what you store on services like iCloud, she …

May 21, 2017
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The Shocking, Bloody Tale of Mexicos Most Corrupt Governor

… photographs, gifts, antiques, a grip of fancy pens, collectibles, sports memorabilia, hoards of dishware, boxes of school uniforms, expired goods, and dozens of wheelchairs. Duartes wife, Karime Macas, who headed the states social services agency, kept meticulous notes, and appears to have left a clear trail of complicity in her husbands (alleged) crimes in the pages of her diaries. The stash of more than a dozen notebookswhose pages are filled with lists of bank account numbers and hand-drawn …

May 19, 2017
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The 13 podcasts you should be listening to right now

… platform, and to my knowledge, Apple has never distributed an exclusive podcast. So now that we have all of this out of the way, heres are the best podcasts to get you started. Note: For the sake of consistency, Ive linked each show to its Stitcher profile where possible, in part because the app works well on iOS as well, but most of these shows can be found on any of the major services. The best podcasts for Android 1) S-Town(Serial Productions) Photo via S-Town/Facebook Brian Reed I …

May 18, 2017
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Miss USA’s Answer On Health Care Was Controversial, But Redirect Your Outrage

… So, while people like McCullough feel they shouldnt have to pay for other peoples health care, theyre arguably only hurting their country and themselves in the grand scheme of things. We are taxed for numerous other vital services in the US. Why is health care, which is crucial to living a full life, considered less important? Twitter Yes, Miss USA was arguably wrong, but why are we looking to her and other celebrities as authorities on issues like this? Its understandable why people believe …

May 16, 2017
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Is Trump Trying to Kill the EPA, or Just Starve It?

The Trump administrations internal battle over the environment is shaping up, with some surprising combatants on both sidesand a giant question mark in the middle, in the shape of the president himself, who this morning proposed a 30 percent cut in the Environmental Protection Agencys budget. On one side are the pragmatists, such as Defense Secretary James Mattis, who told the Senate Armed services Committee that climate change is real and confirmed that the Pentagon has been factoring into …

May 14, 2017
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The Kardashian Crew Joins The Fight Against Trump With A Visit To Planned Parenthood

… of Planned Parenthood also means many underprivileged people will lose their access to services like birth control and cervical cancer screenings. Planned Parenthood has been working to raise as much money as possible since January. Prior tothis Kardashian visit, it had already rackedup support from other celebrities like Ali Larter, Scarlett Johanssen and Jennifer Lawrenceare just a few famous ladies who opened up used the nonprofits services, reports People. Though the Kardashian clan has …

May 14, 2017
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