Michelle Rodriguez threatens to quit “Fast and Furious” over sexism

Michelle Rodriguez in “The Fate of the Furious” (Credit: Universal Studios) Michelle Rodriguez, who has become a familiar face in cineplexes for playing Letty Ortiz in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, took to Instagram to say that she may leave if the series doesn’t improve on its treatment of women. F8 is out digitally today, I hope they decide to show some love to the women of the franchise on the next one. Or I just might have to say goodbye to a loved franchise. It’s been a good ride & Im grateful for the opportunity the fans & studio have provided over the years… One Love ❤️✨ A post… Read More

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“Fix Our Damn Roads?” Maybe next year. Conservative group pulls ballot measure

A Colorado-based free-market think tank said Wednesday it is shelving a $2.5 billion transportation proposal for voters this fall, effectively emptying November’s ballot of initiatives to address the state’s substantial road improvement needs. The Independence Institute said it will wait till next year to try refiling “Fix Our Damn Roads,” which would divert funding from other programs. FixItCO, a coalition that proposed paying for improvements with a sales tax hike, pulled its ballot initiative earlier this month. “The reality of the situation was we just didn’t have the time to get the signatures with the comfort zone that we really needed,” Jon Caldara, president of the Independence Institute, told The… Read More

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Fox News host downplays Trumpcare’s side effects: “We’re all going to die”

The talking heads at Fox News don’t seem to understand why the massively unpopular Republican health care bill is catching so much flak. I mean, people die all the time, right? That was the reasoning of Lisa Kennedy Montgomery on Tuesday evening, at least. “You know what, at least they are not employing any hyperbole at all. No exaggeration, no hysteria,” Montgomery claimed. “You know what the crazy thing is? We’re all going to die. And they can’t predict — there’s no way unless they are absolutely psychic and have a party line to heaven, they don’t know who’s going to die or when or how many people.” Ainsley Earhardt and Brian… Read More

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McConnell is trying to revise the Senate health-care bill by Friday

WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is aiming to send a revised version of his health-care bill to the Congressional Budget Office by as soon as Friday, according to Capitol Hill aides and lobbyists. The effort reflects the tight timeline McConnell faces in his attempt to hold a vote before the August recess – and the pressure he is under to make changes that improve the CBO’s measure of the bill’s impact on coverage levels and federal spending. McConnell is trying to move quickly to produce a new CBO score by the time lawmakers return to Washington in mid-July, giving the Senate about two weeks to fulfill the majority… Read More

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Texas Medicaid cuts leave special needs kids without therapy

AUSTIN, Texas — Stacey English has modest desires for her 7-year-old daughter Addison: Be able to eat without gagging and move both her arms. But since Addison’s occupational therapist went out of business this winter, the child with a rare genetic disorder has regressed in her fight to do even that much. “I don’t know where to go from here,” said English, who has been unable to find a replacement therapist in their Texas college town of College Station. “How do you continue to help her make progress when you don’t have someone to teach her?” Some Texas children with special needs like Addison have lost critical services since the… Read More

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