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Supermodels M.I.A.! What Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and More Wore While Skipping Fashion Week

Supermodels M.I.A.! What Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and More Wore While Skipping Fashion Week

Entertainment
After a whirlwind New York Fashion Week came to an end, the fashion world headed to London to continue the fashion festivities. The front rows and swanky afterparties have been super star-studded, but a few supermodel regulars have been noticeably absent. Kendall Jenner, Kaia Gerber and Gigi and Bella Hadid have all been laying low this weekend. So what’s been keeping them off the catwalk? Catch up below to find out. Kendall Jenner Kendall Jenner hasn’t yet jetted off to Europe for the fall 2018 runways; in fact, she didn’t walk in NYFW either. Instead, she spent some quality time with her besties, including Bella Hadid, in N.Y.C. last week while she attended some industry events but kept clear of the runway. And this past weekend she took some “time off” to hit the slopes with sisters, Ki
Trump is all about school safety this week, but last week his budget slashed school safety funds

Trump is all about school safety this week, but last week his budget slashed school safety funds

Politics
Last Wednesday a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, left 17 dead, so this Thursday, Donald Trump will have a meeting on school safety. But let’s flash back to last Monday, when Trump released his budget, about which Politico reported, in the wake of the shooting, that it dramatically cuts school safety funding. The budget request calls for a $25 million reduction in funds designated for national school safety activities, compared with 2017. President Donald Trump's budget would eliminate altogether a $400 million grant program that districts can use, for example, to prevent bullying or provide mental health assistance. Trump's budget would also zero out the School Emergency Response to Violence program, known as Project SERV — funded at $1 million in 2017 — that in years past provide
23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

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Kristi Gilroy (right) hugs a young woman at a police checkpoint near the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 15, the day after 17 people were killed by a shooter at the Parkland, Florida, school. Police arrested the suspect after a short manhunt. Mark Wilson / Getty Images People are led out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school on Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida. Joe Raedle / Getty Images Students console each other during a candlelight vigil on Feb. 15 for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Gerald Herbert / AP Two people comfort each other at one of 17 crosses for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman ...
This week at progressive state blogs: VA ranks 38th in solar; LA cranks create $1 billion shortfall

This week at progressive state blogs: VA ranks 38th in solar; LA cranks create $1 billion shortfall

Politics
This week at progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Here is the Feb. 10 edition. Inclusion of a blog post does not necessarily indicate my agreement with—or endorsement of—its contents. At Blue Virginia, A Siegel writes—Here comes the sun … though Virginia remains solar straggler: Former Governor Terry McAuliffe exclaimed, more than once, that Virginia was a true leader in solar power, with growth rates that should amaze one and all.  While McAuliffe deserves credit for a number of actions, recognizing the reality of a GOP run legislature and heavy Dominion Power opposition to solar, reality didn’t seem to match the rhetoric. Pulling back the curtains on Virginia solar
This week in science: ring around the rosy

This week in science: ring around the rosy

Politics
I got that image form Bad Astronomy over at the Sy-Fi Wire and thought it was so cool, it had to be shared! While there, I noticed an excellent post wherein the Bad Astronomer takes down Trump’s anti-science-y budget in precise, fisky detail. Short version, the WFIRST telescope is sacrificed, but the ambitious Europa and the Mars 2020 Lander are spared, for now. Eric Berger, at Ars Technica, has some more on the lunar return budget: Perhaps the most significant thing about this budget proposal is that, although the White House has made a big show about returning humans to the surface of the Moon, there are no giant leaps toward that goal in this plan. Rather there are incremental steps that, if followed over the next decade, may allow astronauts to eventually set foot on the lunar surfac
This week in the war on workers: Who will be hurt most if Supreme Court rules against public unions?

This week in the war on workers: Who will be hurt most if Supreme Court rules against public unions?

Politics
Who’s going to lose out the most if (when) the Supreme Court deals a body blow to public sector unions in the Janus case?  While the outcome of the case will affect about 17 million public-sector workers across the country, black women in particular could be hurt by Janus, as they are disproportionately represented in public sector jobs. They make up 17.7 percent of public-sector workers, or about 1.5 million workers. Black women have traditionally faced a double pay gap—a gender pay gap and a racial wage gap. EPI research has shown that black women are paid only 65 cents of the dollar that their white male counterparts are paid. However, unions help reduce these pay gaps. Working black women in unions are paid 94.9 percent of what their black male counterparts make, while nonunion blac
Sadio Mane tops off superb week in dominant fashion

Sadio Mane tops off superb week in dominant fashion

Sports
Sadio Mane named Champions League Player of the Week Liverpool forward scored hat-trick in 5-0 win over Porto Mohamed Salah has previously picked up award this season SEE MORE: Roberto Firmino receives excellent news ahead of summer Sadio Mane has been rewarded with a welcomed bonus for his memorable week on the European stage for Liverpool.The post Sadio Mane tops off superb week in dominant fashion appeared first on The Empire of The Kop.