Most Americans Are Bothered By Reports Trump Revealed Intelligence To Russians

Most Americans are taken aback that President Donald Trump reportedly revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey finds.

A 57 percent majority of Americans say they?re bothered at least somewhat by The Washington Post?s Monday report that President Trump disclosed highly classified information to the Russian officials in a White House meeting last week, with just 29 percent bothered only a little or not at all. A plurality, 42 percent, say they?re bothered a lot by the news.

At the time the survey was taken, more than three-quarters of the respondents said they?d heard at least something about the story, although just 37 percent had heard a lot.

Views are deeply polarized, although Trump?s opponents are more united than his defenders. Ninety-three percent of Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton are at least somewhat bothered by the allegation, with 86 percent bothered ?a lot.? A majority of non-voters, 56 percent, also say they?re at least somewhat bothered.

In contrast, voters who supported Trump say, 68 percent to 17 percent, that they?re largely unbothered. Most, 57 percent, say they?re not bothered at all, and just 7 percent that they?re bothered a lot by the story.

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Half of all those taking the survey were told that the report came ?according to recent news stories,? while half were told it was first reported by The Washington Post. Responses to the credibility of the story were overall similar in both groups.

Thirty-nine percent of those who read the vaguer language said that the assertion made about Trump was credible, 22 percent that it was not credible, and 40 percent that they didn?t know enough to say or weren?t sure. Among those who read the language naming The Washington Post, 36 percent found it credible and 21 percent not credible, with 43 percent not yet sure or haven?t heard enough.

Views of Trump?s decision to fire FBI director James Comey have hardened somewhat in the course of the past week. In the previous HuffPost/YouGov survey, the public was about evenly split on that decision, with 33 percent saying he made the right choice, 34 percent the wrong choice, and 33 percent undecided.

Some of those who were on the fence now feel that the decision was made in error. Americans now say by a modest 8-point margin, 40 percent to 32 percent, that Trump made the wrong decision in firing Comey, with 28 percent still unsure. Just under half believe that Comey was fired in part to disrupt the Russia investigation, a similar finding to the previous survey.

Overall, concerns about the Russia story, which had previously remained stable, seem to have risen modestly, according to a series of questions asked previously to this survey.

Half of the country now says that the Trump administration?s relationship with Russia is a legitimate issue, up from 46 percent. A 54 percent majority say that relationship between the White House and Russia is at least a somewhat serious problem, up from 48 percent.

The shift comes largely among the less politically engaged. Fifty-five percent of Americans who didn?t vote in last year?s election now see an at least somewhat serious problem, up 11 points from last week. Both this week and last, more than 90 percent of Clinton voters, but just about a tenth of Trump voters, considered the story at least a somewhat serious problem.

The HuffPost/YouGov poll consisted of 1,000 completed interviews conducted May 15-17 among U.S. adults, using a sample selected from YouGov?s opt-in online panel to match the demographics and other characteristics of the adult U.S. population.

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How To Embrace College As A Feminist Experience

I thought I was prepared for my freshman year of college. I had spent the past four years fastidiously studying and dreaming of the day when I?d finally get to eschew classes like geometry and physics in favor of women?s studies and Marxist social theory. I endured my awkward social standing, sure that once I left my hometown I?d find my ?people.?

My freshman year ended up being something of a disaster. It turns out a good SAT score and vague knowledge of a dorm-friendly packing list hardly prepared me for what ended up being an emotionally challenging transition to an entirely new life, in a new place, with new people. I emerged from my first year of college alive, but confused as to why I had been so completely unprepared for the reality of it, especially as a woman.

But instead of feeling defeated, I tried to leverage everything I learned that year and wrote the book I wished I'd had as a rising freshwoman. It turns out a lot of people saw the value in that book, College 101: A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year, as the second edition was just released? an excerpt of which is below.

There?s a popular theory that college is the ultimate opportunity to reinvent oneself. But I?d argue that college actually facilitates the first real opportunity to get to know who we?ve always been, but have been encouraged to repress. Women are especially bred to please others. We?re raised to feel that we must eat, dress, and exist in a way that leads others to perceive us as beautiful. We?re taught that our good grades aren?t so much an indication of our personal knowledge and passion but of how ?competitive? we are to attend a certain school. But if we continue to attempt to be flawless ideals rather than authentic, flawed humans, how are we ever supposed to know what we truly want beyond what we?re expected to want?

Applying and going to college may very well be the first time young women, in a society that regularly objectifies and demeans us, are asked to invest in ourselves, to make a choice that will benefit us and revolves around our own self-fulfillment. But we can only take advantage of this opportunity if we have established an identity complete with self-confidence, self-esteem, and assertiveness.

Luckily, college is full of opportunities to freely allow ourselves to figure out who we are. Here are just a few ways you can embrace this opportunity.

Speak your mind. My entire first semester of freshman year, I was too terrified to speak up in any of my classes. I was worried that my peers would judge what I was saying and think it wasn?t insightful enough. I was hyperaware of my freshman status and assumed that upperclassmen had access to a wealth of knowledge that a lowly freshman like me couldn?t comprehend, and therefore shouldn?t challenge by speaking. And, of course, I was just one of many women similarly afraid to overtly project any sort of confidence, while our male freshman peers didn?t think twice about doing so.

In retrospect, holding myself back from speaking was ridiculous. I was being hypercritical of myself: When I finally started speaking in my seminar classes, I never embarrassed myself; I just benefited from contributing to a discussion, which, it turns out, is a really valuable part of your education. I also realized there wasn?t any blinking neon sign following me around, demarcating my freshman status?my comments and presence in class were taken at face value. A college education is not about sitting lifelessly in a lecture, alternating between taking notes, daydreaming about guest-starring on Jane The Virgin and befriending Gina Rodriguez, and online shopping. It?s about engaging. And I recognize that sounds like very official, textbook advice, but it?s so true: You gain so much more by actively participating in your classes?it?s the difference between being taught and learning. Also, being able to offer your opinion and speak in front of a group are really vital life skills?they?ll be relevant and hugely important to whatever work you end up doing, especially as a woman. I promise you that.

Try something you?re afraid you?ll be horrible at. Young women often view the college experience as another step in their quest for perfection. We envision a perfect experience because that?s the standard to which young women are held to generally in this society: The prospect of anything less is a failure because there is no intermediary alternative. And so, we often hold ourselves back. We restrain ourselves to doing only what we know we can out of a fear of failure.

College is the perfect time to embrace this fear. If doing something terrifies you, it?s one of the best reasons to pursue it. One of the things you?ll likely find in college is that everything is at your fingertips if only you embrace fear and gather the courage to reach for it.

Have you always loved singing, but only to the audience of your shampoo and showerhead? Have you always had strong opinions, but a fear of public speaking? Now is seriously one of your last chances to truly explore a hidden talent or unexplored interest. Any adult will tell you that once you?re a ?real person? with a ?real job,? it becomes infinitely more difficult to pursue such things. And who knows? You could get involved with something that changes your life?whether it changes the course of your study, shapes your social life, or just makes you feel fulfilled and happy, you wouldn?t be the first person to be positively impacted by embracing the possibility of failure.

Befriend somebody you don?t think you?ll get along with. It?s so easy to relegate yourself to hanging out with the same type of people you did in high school: If you?re a theater person, it?s easy to gravitate toward other people in the drama program; if you?re an environmentalist, there are undoubtedly countless eco-enthusiasts ready to reach out to you. But college campuses are full of passionate students with unique talents and great intellect. Make it your personal mission to find somebody radically different from yourself and befriend him or her. Although it?s great to find people who understand you on an intimate level, who can relate to you in a specific way, it?s also vitally important to meet people who can expose you to completely different perspectives and values. Maybe the friendship will work in the long term and maybe it won?t, but it will definitely be a valuable experience in some way.

Because you are a special snowflake, I can?t tell you exactly what to do to fully take advantage of your college experience. But I will encourage you to try some of the aforementioned things so you can figure out who the hell you are. Our society does a good enough job of actively sexualizing women and breeding us to believe that there is no deeper self to invest in beyond our bodies, which only exist to please and/or attract men, without us giving in and helping them. And what better venue to try to figure this out than one that?s pretty forgiving and full of a bunch of diverse options and influencing forces, both academic and social?

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College Grad Remixes Kendrick Lamar Song In Salute To Her Higher Ed Hustle

There?s something hella empowering flowing between the bars of Kendrick Lamar?s latest banger, ?DNA.? So for recent college graduate Nahla Ward, the song was the perfect backdrop for rapping about the transformative power of higher education. 

In the below video, which Ward posted to Instagram on Monday, the Temple University grad is fully clad in graduation attire as she spits all she?s been able to accomplish throughout her collegiate years. 

The 21-year old Connecticut native doesn?t leave behind the song?s most noteworthy verse (?I got loyalty, got royalty inside my DNA?) before putting a collegiate spin on the song.

?I just graduated college, bachelor?s in CLA, studied Spanish and CJ, see my God, he makes a way,? she raps. 

Ward, who studied criminal justice and Spanish, said she was very intentional in using ?DNA? as the rap?s beat. 

?The song highlights different pieces of what made him, him,? she told HuffPost on Tuesday in reference to Lamar. ?I wanted to share how my experience in college has helped mold me into a young woman.?

And those experiences were pretty intensive. While at Temple, Ward won the university?s Diamond Award for exceptional students and the 2017 Criminal Justice Faculty Award.

?GPA over 3.5, that?s right, I came to slay.?

She was also crowned Ms. Temple Africa and the Pi Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity?s Miss Black and Gold 2016.

?I got honors and awards flowing in my DNA.?

Ward told Temple Now that she plans to pursue a music career ? and with good reason. 

In August, she was chosen by singer Monica as the winner of the viral #SoGoneChallenge, where social media users posted videos of themselves rapping over the instrumental version of the 2003 song.

?Even though music is a form of entertainment, to me personally, through my music, I want to educate, inspire and encourage,? Ward told Temple Now. ?To me, if there?s no message, it doesn?t make sense.?

Or as she says in her ?DNA? remix: ?Uplift each other now, there?s no time for the delay.?

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Mom’s Post Goes Out To Anyone Who Thinks C-Sections Are ‘The Easy Way Out’

After hearing multiple people say her caesarean section delivery ?wasn?t a real birth,? an Australian mom decided to put to bed the myth that C-sections are ?the easy way out.?

On May 11, Olivia White, who blogs at House of White, posted a postpartum photo of herself on Instagram.

Look I know it might not be my best angle (or is it?) but who wouldn't take selfies hours post birth so they can see where they sliced you open and yanked out a whole person (if you couldn't tell I still couldn't see past my still inflated uterus) This is what you really look like a few hours post c-section To anyone who thinks it's the easy way out, we'll try having a 6 inch gash in your abdomen like a gutted shark who had the body parts of the surfer it ate retrieved! That's then sewn back together with fishing wire while it feels like your vital organs are trying to escape! I mean sure, everything is and till the spinal wears off! After that it's like you've been hit by a bus which then backed over you just to make sure it didn't miss you the first time! If you don't time the Endone exactly before the previous lot wore off then you will most certainly know you are alive (while wishing you were dead) ?? and worst of all you'll feel as if you'll spend your entire life wearing nanna knickers up around your waist because the thought of anything settling in the canyon between your gut and pubic region is the stuff nightmares are made of Anyone who's ever had c section knows that you'll forever be dependant on your friends Nancy, Dr 90210 and Spanx because you cannot for the life of you get rise of the ditch that is left by the scar But for all the skin tight Kookai dresses I bought while pregnant that now make me look like I have a Kangaroo pouch – I wouldn't change it! Because if it wasn't for the ability to deliver my babies this way they might not be here today plus I recon getting cut from A to B sounds way worse

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?This is what you really look like a few hours post C-section,? she wrote in the caption. ?To anyone who thinks it?s the easy way out, well try having a 6 inch gash in your abdomen like a gutted shark who had the body parts of the surfer it ate retrieved! That?s then sewn back together with fishing wire while it feels like your vital organs are trying to escape!?

White recalled the agony she felt after the pain medication wore off and in between doses she took after her two daughters? births.

?And worst of all you?ll feel as if you?ll spend your entire life wearing nanna knickers up around your waist because the thought of anything settling in the canyon between your gut and pubic region is the stuff nightmares are made of,? she wrote. ?Anyone who?s ever had C-section knows that you?ll forever be dependent on your friends Nancy, Dr 90210 and Spanx because you cannot for the life of you get rise of the ditch that is left by the scar.?

Though she dealt with physical pain and still has a ?kangaroo pouch,? White said she wouldn?t change a thing about her two daughters? C-section births. 

?Because if it wasn?t for the ability to deliver my babies this way they might not be here today,? she concluded.

White?s post received over 1,800 likes on Instagram and over 3,500 on Facebook. Many fellow C-section mamas shared their experiences in the comments sections.

White has two daughters, 3-year-old Annabelle and 1-year-old Theodora. Both were born via C-section. The mom told HuffPost she was inspired to write the honest post after feeling fed up with hearing people say C-sections weren?t ?real? births. 

?Mostly, I just want people to know the reality of a C-section and make those who had C-section know they don?t need to defend themselves!? she said.

?It doesn?t matter how you birth a baby!? she added. ?We are all mothers and we need to stick together.?

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Hospitals On The Brink As Cholera Kills 184 In Yemen’s Capital In Mere Days

When Ahmed Algohbary?s little brother Hamzah woke up on Saturday in Yemen?s capital, Sanaa, with severe diarrhea and unbearable abdominal pain, he knew the 9-year-old didn?t just catch a stomach bug.

Algohbary rushed his sibling to the Sabeen hospital, a facility in the war-torn country backed by the international relief organization Save The Children. Soon his fear was confirmed. Hamzah was diagnosed with cholera, and so were many of the other patients in the overcrowded emergency ward. With every hospital bed taken, Algohbary took his brother in his lap, holding the IV tube while on the floor.  

At least 184 Yemenis have died of cholera just this weekend in the capital, which Houthi rebels have controlled for the past three years. On Sunday, the city declared a state of emergency and called for international help to deal with the crisis. Yemen?s health ministry, run by Houthi rebels, said on its news agency Saba that the outbreak was ?unprecedented? and had become impossible ?to contain.? There have also been cases of the disease have been reported in other major cities including Hodeidah, Taiz and Aden.

?There are hundreds of patients here,? Ahmad Algobary told Huffpost over the phone while describing the scenes at the hospital. ?A lot of patients came from villages, from Sanaa city and around Sanaa. It is horrible situation. I can?t even walk through the hospital hallway.?

The cholera outbreak in Sanaa is the second in less than a year in Yemen. More than 100 civilians died from the disease in the first outbreak in October 2016, according to the Yemeni Minister of Health and the World Health Organization.

Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease that can be fatal if left untreated. It is caused by ingestion of contaminated food or water. Two-thirds of the Yemeni population does not have access to clean water. Population displacement, overcrowding and inadequate sanitary conditions, especially in larger cities like Sanaa with uncollected garbage, also contribute to the rapid spread of the disease.

Oftentimes, civilians in the villages assume the symptoms are a case of bad diarrhea, leaving it untreated until it?s too late, Algohbary said.

The outbreak poses a significant threat given the drastic deterioration of the health care infrastructure after three years of civil war between forces loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi?s government, supported by a Saudi-led multinational coalition, and Iranian backed Houthi rebels.

More than half of the health facilities in Yemen are closed or partially functioning due to severe shortages in medicines, infrastructure, equipment and staff. Saudi Arabia?s imposed de facto blockade also contributes to the shortage of pain medication, antibiotics, vaccines, and other surgical equipment, according to a report by Watchlist for Children and Armed Conflict 2017 on attacks on humanitarian and medical infrastructure.

In response to the outbreak, Doctors Without Borders, also known as MSF, has set up cholera treatment centers in five hospitals. The organization is also supporting several Yemeni medical centers within the country. MSF teams have received or treated more than 780 cholera patients in the past three months. MSF also reported a sharp increase in cholera cases over the the last two weeks.

?We have patients coming from many different districts, tens of kilometers away,? said Shinjiro Murata, MSF head of mission in Yemen, in a statement. ?We are very concerned that the disease will continue to spread and become out of control.?

Of around 27 million Yemini citizens, 19 million are in need of humanitarian assistance. That figure includes 17 million people who don?t have enough food to eat.

Members of the international community pledged to meet just over half of the United Nations? $2.1 billion appeal to Yemenis at a summit in Geneva, Switzerland, last month.   

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Disney Wants A ‘Hannah Montana’ Spinoff As Much As You Do

If you?re eagerly awaiting a ?Hannah Montana? spinoff, you probably shouldn?t hold your breath. 

In an interview with Zach Sang, Cyrus revealed that Disney has, in fact, approached her about rebooting the series that made her famous.

?Dude, I had to go to Disney the other day to promote, and you know that was the first thing they said,? Cyrus told Sang. 

Unfortunately for Disney (and for ?Hannah Montana? fans everywhere), Cyrus has one big problem with returning to Disney Channel.

?It?s a lot of time to be [spending] with my Dad,? Cyrus said.

?That was really hard, every day, from like 11 to 18,? Cyrus added. ?I didn?t get a school escape like most people.?

Ouch. Sorry, Billy Ray.

While the Stewart fam may not be returning to the small screen, at least Disney Channel fans can fill their early 2000s TV void with Raven-Symoné?s ?That?s So Raven? reboot. Can we get an ?Oh, snap??

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James Corden Sparkles In Spoof Version Of Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’

James Corden celebrated achieving a YouTube landmark with a glittering parody performance of Rihanna?s ?Diamonds.?

The video-sharing site awarded the ?Late Late Show? host its prestigious Diamond Play Button after he garnered 10 million subscribers to his channel. And there was only one sparkling way for him to mark the occasion Friday.

Check out the spoof clip above, and see how it compares to Rihanna?s original below: 

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Harry Styles Just Revealed The Artwork For His New Single

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It looks like it?s almost time for new Harry Styles music to bless the ears of Directioners around the world.

In anticipation of his solo-career debut on ?Saturday Night Live? this weekend, Styles shared the artwork for his new single, ?Sign of the Times,? on Instagram Friday. 

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The image seems to feature Styles sitting in shallow water, staring at a sunset (or sunrise?). We?re not entirely sure of the symbolism here, but we dig it.

Earlier this week, the former One Direction star hinted at a major release on April 7, and this Instagram post only further confirms fans? suspicions that new music is coming their way. 

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Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Mahershala Ali, Amy Poehler and a whole host of other stars are teaming up for Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU. Join us at 7 p.m. Eastern on Friday, March 31, on Facebook Live

You can support the ACLU right away. Text POWER to 20222 to give $10 to the ACLU. The ACLU will call you to explain other actions you can take to help. Visit www.hmgf.org/t for terms. #StandForRights2017

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Selena Gomez Tells The Worst Joke You’ve Ever Heard In Vogue’s 73 Questions

She?s a talented singer, actress and the most-followed person on Instagram, but even Selena Gomez isn?t immune to a bad joke.

The 24-year-old star recently landed her first American Vogue cover for the magazine?s April issue. Vogue?s 73 Questions team swung by Gomez?s pad to do a rapid-fire interview. Selena spoke candidly about her fame, where she sees herself in 10 years and the best piece of advice she?s received. When asked to tell the worst joke she?d ever heard, she had a real doozy prepared.

?What did the pirate say on his 80th birthday?? Gomez asked. ?Aye, matey!?

Go ahead, sound it out. 

The joke is about as cringeworthy as they come, but we have to admit, Selena got a chuckle out of us. 

The ?It Ain?t Me? singer had some other juicy tidbits to share. Meryl Streep is her spirit animal, she can?t live without chocolate cake and she has one piece of advice for her 15-year-old self:

?Go ahead and do it, because you?re going to do it anyway,? Gomez chuckled.

Watch Selena?s full interview below. 

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Wall Street rally chugs along on Trump’s tax talk, strong data

(Reuters) – Wall Street rose on Wednesday, with the S&P on course for a 7-day winning streak for the first time since September 2013, after President Donald Trump repeated his promise of tax cuts and upbeat economic data increased the odds of a rate hike.

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Algeria’s Presidential Election and the Challenges Ahead

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Algerians head to the polls today to vote in presidential elections. Although six candidates are running, the country’s long-serving president,…