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Trump admin releases names of children under 5 separated at border Trump admin releases names of children under 5 separated at border
- July 10, 2018

Sabraw's order in the class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union applies to all families who have been separated and includes a halt to any future separations. The government said it is willing to propose an alternative timeline. Government officials feel aggrieved in general at the stress caused by their practice, now halted, of separating parents and children in enforcing misdemeanor border-crossing crimes . (more...)
EU leaders fear Trump will keep promise to bring troops home EU leaders fear Trump will keep promise to bring troops home
- July 08, 2018

It comes as nations, especially in Eastern Europe, are lobbying the United States to increase the number of troops on the continent as they worry about combating an increasingly aggressive Russian Federation. "We all talk about it a little differently", he said, "but the president has talked about it in his own way". After the alliance was established in 1949, its first secretary general, Lord Hastings Ismay, summed up its objective concisely: "to keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and ... (more...)
U.S., China fire first shots in tariff war U.S., China fire first shots in tariff war
- July 08, 2018

Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin said in a statement Friday that additional tariffs ranging from 25 to 40 percent have been applied to some road construction equipment, oil and gas equipment, metal processing instruments, drilling equipment and optical fiber. (more...)
As Trump weighs options, Pence meets with court contenders As Trump weighs options, Pence meets with court contenders
- July 06, 2018

Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. "I'll give you the answer". However, Collins claimed that if a candidate was under qualified for the job, she would not exclusively support the candidate based off their support of that ruling. (more...)
Poll Shows 69% of Americans OPPOSED to Abolishing ICE — DEMOCRAT DISASTER Poll Shows 69% of Americans OPPOSED to Abolishing ICE — DEMOCRAT DISASTER
- July 06, 2018

ICE began conducting the raid in the morning, waking up neighbors who saw ICE and Department of Homeland Security vehicles on the street. Police say seven protesters were issued citations for "failure to disperse" when they refused to let people in or out of the building. (more...)
Trump Mocks 'Me Too Generation' At Rally Trump Mocks 'Me Too Generation' At Rally
- July 06, 2018

Warren responded on Twitter, saying Trump should focus his attention on families who are being separated at the Mexican border. Trump then disparaged the Me Too movement - raising some eyebrows, but drawing laughter from the friendly audience. (more...)
Woman, 92, refuses assisted living facility, shoots and kills son Woman, 92, refuses assisted living facility, shoots and kills son
- July 05, 2018

Upon being disarmed, Blessing sat down on a recliner to wait for the police. Ms Blessing also told detectives that she should be " put to sleep " for her actions and had meant to kill herself following the incident. One had been given to the suspect by her husband before he died, and she had allegedly bought the other pistol herself. Police say the woman shot her son twice before turning the gun on his 57-year-old girlfriend, who escaped the incident uninjured. (more...)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says socialism only 'part of what I am' Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says socialism only 'part of what I am'
- July 04, 2018

There are over 60 Justice Democrats nationwide. Ocasio-Cortez also pointed out that Cardillo got the name of her alma mater wrong in his tweet; she attended Boston University, not the Ivy League Brown University. "I have three kids, two of whom are daughters". "Pretty much!" she tweeted . Alvarado said he learned of Ocasio-Cortez's campaign in June 2017 after seeing her posts on Instagram. (more...)
Trump revokes Obama policy using race in school admissions Trump revokes Obama policy using race in school admissions
- July 04, 2018

OK, the Supreme Court said , in terms of affirmative action , that there are two interests that justify the use of race, one, to remedy the present effects of past discrimination, and, two, to achieve diversity in education, particularly higher education. (more...)
Overflow crowd gathers to honour slain Maryland journalist Overflow crowd gathers to honour slain Maryland journalist
- July 03, 2018

The suspect , identified as 38-year-old Jarrod Ramos , reportedly had a long-running feud with the paper , law enforcement sources told the Baltimore Sun , which owns the Capital Gazette . The newspaper is part of Capital Gazette Communications, which also publishes the Maryland Gazette and CapitalGazette.com. Prosecutor Wes Adams said during Friday's news conference: "We brought to the judge's attention the evidence that suggested a coordinated attack". (more...)
Supreme Court Upholds Trump's Travel Ban Supreme Court Upholds Trump's Travel Ban
- July 02, 2018

In the majority opinion , Chief Justice John Roberts argued that Trump's stated animus toward Muslims does not affect his power to determine immigration policy. Within a week of taking office, the first travel ban was announced. Mrs Sotomajor said her conservative colleagues arrived at the opposite result by "ignoring the facts, misconstruing our legal precedent, and turning a blind eye to the pain and suffering the Proclamation inflicts upon countless families and individuals, many ... (more...)
Melania Trump visits another border facility, leaves controversial jacket at home Melania Trump visits another border facility, leaves controversial jacket at home
- June 30, 2018

A federal judge ruled that United States immigration agents could no longer separate immigrant parents and children caught crossing the border from Mexico illegally and must work to reunite those families that had been split up in custody. (more...)
'It's bad': Capital Gazette reporter tweets account of newspaper shooting 'It's bad': Capital Gazette reporter tweets account of newspaper shooting
- June 29, 2018

He carried no ID and has refused to identify himself. Police said they could not identify the exact weapon at the time . We have members of the bomb squad on scene. Special Agents and Task Force Officers are reportedly assisting the Anne Arundel Police with their investigation. He then went on saying in a series of tweets, "There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you're under your desk and then hear the gunman reload ." a few minutes later, when the ... (more...)
Democrat Joseph Crowley Loses Bid to Latina Socialist Woman Democrat Joseph Crowley Loses Bid to Latina Socialist Woman
- June 29, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina and democratic socialist , defeated Joe Crowley , a 10-term incumbent, on Tuesday night in their party's congressional primary in New York City. "If you actually look at what they count as mass shootings, nearly none would be what most people would think of a mass shooting", added another. (more...)
News Priest Slaps Crying Baby During Baptism in Horrifying Video News Priest Slaps Crying Baby During Baptism in Horrifying Video
- June 23, 2018

The 43-second clip, which was recorded during a baptism in France and originally shared on Reddit , shows a priest clutching onto the face of a boy as he sits in a woman's arms and wails. At a point however, the priest, visibly annoyed, had had enough, and held the baby's face in his hands, looked it in the eyes and slaps it hard on the cheek with his left hand. (more...)
Why Trump's executive order Why Trump's executive order "hasn't solved" issue of family separation
- June 22, 2018

The House will also vote on a more hard-line immigration proposal favoured by conservatives. Administration officials were unable to clarify whether family separations would end immediately or when and how families now separated would be reunited. (more...)
Russian Foreign Ministry comments on US exit from US Human Rights Council Russian Foreign Ministry comments on US exit from US Human Rights Council
- June 21, 2018

UNHRC president Vojislav Suc told the UNHRC in Geneva that the UN General Assembly would now hold an election in the western group for a replacement member. The move could reinforce the perception that the Trump administration is seeking to advance Israel's agenda on the world stage, just as it prepares to unveil its long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan despite Palestinian outrage over the embassy relocation. (more...)
Canada legalises recreational marijuana Canada legalises recreational marijuana
- June 20, 2018

Trudeau's Cabinet is expected to decide a legalisation date in early or mid-September. Cannabis has been legal in a number of areas in Canada already, mostly for medicinal purposes, but this will grant full permission for the recreational use of the drug throughout the country. (more...)
U.S. Expected to Withdraw From UN’s Human Rights Council U.S. Expected to Withdraw From UN’s Human Rights Council
- June 20, 2018

Back in the day, the panel was called the UN Human Rights Commission and was routinely led by some of the worst human-rights abusers in the world. The move would follow through on last year's threat by the U.S. After a year off, Washington was re-elected in 2016 for its current third term. Haley has warned the council past year that the United States would withdraw from the council if changes were not made. (more...)
Theresa May accused of being 'sneaky' on Brexit Bill Theresa May accused of being 'sneaky' on Brexit Bill
- June 19, 2018

Pro-EU Conservative lawmaker Anna Soubry tweeted: "Deal or no deal, parliament will have a meaningful vote and to be clear there will be no hard #Brexit when the EUWithdrawal Bill is passed". The former attorney general said it was important for MPs to have a real say on a Brexit deal. That was the frank message from Tory MP Mike Wood, who has warned his fellow politicians that people are sick and exhausted of them bickering amongst themselves over the UK's departure from the EU. (more...)
President Trump tells Pentagon to create 'Space Force'
- June 19, 2018

The Trump Administration would do well to let these peaceful, private initiatives develop, as opposed to crowding them out by launching the government's most bloated bureaucracy into space. Both China and Russian Federation have conducted tests of anti-satellite weapons that could potentially knock military satellites from orbit. Mr. (more...)
‘Confused’ Trump can’t decide whether he hates immigration bill ‘Confused’ Trump can’t decide whether he hates immigration bill
- June 17, 2018

Mrs. Pelosi said there may be "uprisings" over children who are separated at the US southern border when asylum seekers decide not to arrive at a proper checkpoint. Now, with November's congressional elections nearing, Republicans are scrambling to minimize a potential backlash among Hispanic voters. "MS-13 gang members are truly, and you've heard me say it, animals." he said on Saturday. (more...)
Trump voices reservations about doing a Mueller interview Trump voices reservations about doing a Mueller interview
- June 17, 2018

Mr. Trump seized on the findings of the Justice Department Inspector General, claiming the report provides evidence of deep bias against him at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and "exonerates" him from allegations of collusion with Moscow and obstruction of justice. (more...)
Shawwal moon not sighted, Eid-ul-Fitr in Pakistan on Saturday Shawwal moon not sighted, Eid-ul-Fitr in Pakistan on Saturday
- June 16, 2018

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has released the statement below, detailing modalities for the sighting of the new moon of Shawwal. From fire-lit parades in Indonesia, to crowded journeys home in Bangladesh, we've found the best pictures from this year's Eid al-Fitr. (more...)
Fire evacuations lifted in San Juan Co. Wednesday Fire evacuations lifted in San Juan Co. Wednesday
- June 15, 2018

About 50 firefighters were battling the blaze initially, but more were on the way, along with heavy air tankers and helicopters. There are roughly 30 blazes burning across nine western states. "Multiple aircraft are actively dropping water and retardant at this time", county fire officials said. Fire officials have been expecting a busy wildfire season after a dry winter, possibly the worst since 2012 and 2013, when the Black Forest Fire in El Paso County destroyed almost 500 homes, the ... (more...)
Michael Cohen Dropped His Legal Representation, Is Expected to Cooperate with Mueller Michael Cohen Dropped His Legal Representation, Is Expected to Cooperate with Mueller
- June 15, 2018

Since then, Cohen's NY office was raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and his personal finances were exposed, revealing he took money from companies hoping to gain influence in the Trump administration. If Cohen were planning to cooperate, he wouldn't need lawyers as expensive as those at McDermott, the blog says. The investigation into Cohen is separate from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the 2016 Trump ... (more...)
S. Korea expects positive outcome from DPRK-US summit: Blue House S. Korea expects positive outcome from DPRK-US summit: Blue House
- June 14, 2018

Before Monday, official news outlets had reported only that the two leaders planned to meet, without saying where or when or offering any other specifics. The U.S. has called for the North's complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization, while Pyongyang hopes to get rewards and relief from tough sanctions in the process of its denuclearization. (more...)
Gov. Henry McMaster among five candidates in GOP gubernatorial primary Gov. Henry McMaster among five candidates in GOP gubernatorial primary
- June 13, 2018

André Jacque (left) talks with De Pere resident Dennis Russell as he campaigns door to door for Tuesday's special election for state Senate. Trump went further, stoking the controversy that disgraced Sanford and cost him his marriage. Two other congressional races in Virginia will also be closely watched. Despite the possibility of organized mischief making, the threat posed by an army of Democrats cross-voting for the least-feasible Republican in a primary race (and vice versa) remains ... (more...)
Meghan Markle: Duchess of Sussex nervous in first Buckingham Palace balcony appearance Meghan Markle: Duchess of Sussex nervous in first Buckingham Palace balcony appearance
- June 12, 2018

In another shot, Savannah can be seen attempting another silencing method as she is shushing Prince George . The Duke and Duchess of Sussex watched the aerial display from a spot on the balcony behind the Queen , Prince Charles and Camilla. (more...)
Cuba 'sonic attack': U.S. tests two more Havana embassy staff Cuba 'sonic attack': U.S. tests two more Havana embassy staff
- June 11, 2018

University of Pennsylvania researchers studied that troubling pattern among US government employees stationed in Cuba earlier this year, and now they are evaluating a similar scenario among others stationed in China, the Associated Press reports . (more...)
Kim Kardashian to meet Alice Marie Johnson after prison release Kim Kardashian to meet Alice Marie Johnson after prison release
- June 11, 2018

Johnson's case caught nationwide attention after the reality-television star Kim Kardashian West took notice of her case past year and retained an attorney to help her clemency bid. Kardashian, 37, has said that breaking the news of her release to Johnson by phone "while crying together is a moment I will never forget". Her daughter, Catina Scales, said on TODAY it was unbelievable Johnson was sitting there right next to her. (more...)
Meghan Markle joins Joins Royal Family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace Meghan Markle joins Joins Royal Family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace
- June 10, 2018

First the ceremonial. Meghan sat beside Harry in a horse-drawn carriage procession from Buckingham Palace to the Horse Guards parade ground where thousands of troops waited to parade a regimental flag (a Colour) in front of the Queen . (more...)
President Xi Jinping confers upon Vladimir Putin ‘highest state honour of China’ President Xi Jinping confers upon Vladimir Putin ‘highest state honour of China’
- June 09, 2018

Trump himself said Friday, "I think we'll have a joint statement", when asked if the leaders could come to an agreement. "They should let Russian Federation come back in". Trump was the last G7 leader to arrive Friday and on Saturday, he will probably be the first to leave, in a hurry to move on to his nuclear summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Singapore. (more...)
Trump at G7: misses Macron meeting, suggests bringing Russia back Trump at G7: misses Macron meeting, suggests bringing Russia back
- June 09, 2018

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is greeted by President Donald Trump prior to holding talks at the White House in Washington , D.C., February 13, 2017. In response, Trump quipped to Trudeau, " Didn't you guys burn down the White House? " referring to the War of 1812. While trade is not officially on the agenda of the G-7 summit, there is a theme called "economic growth that works for everyone". (more...)
David Koch stepping down from Koch Industries David Koch stepping down from Koch Industries
- June 08, 2018

In a letter sent Tuesday morning to Koch Industries' employees, Charles Koch said his brother first announced his "declining health" in October 2016. "We greatly appreciate his vital role on the board and all that he has done to help us build a strong foundation for our future success", Holden said. (more...)