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Trump Zeros in on Supreme Court Pick Trump Zeros in on Supreme Court Pick
- July 09, 2018

Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday that he doesn't believe a nominee's position on Roe v. Wade should be a factor for senators voting for supreme court nominees , contradicting a statement from Republican U.S. He is a Yale Law School graduate. He is active in his local Catholic church and as a coach for his daughters' basketball teams. The groups said her litmus test was insufficient because past nominees have said they'd honor precedents but ruled otherwise as justices. (more...)
McConnell Tries to Nudge Trump Toward Two Supreme Court Options McConnell Tries to Nudge Trump Toward Two Supreme Court Options
- July 09, 2018

He's reportedly down to four possible picks , all of whom are Federalist Society members: Brett Kavanaugh , Amy Coney Barrett, Raymond Kethledge and Thomas Hardiman. This will be 6.30 am - Tuesday - local India time on July 10. Trump during his campaign in 2016 said he would appoint justices who would overturn the landmark 1973 decision that said women have a constitutional right to an abortion. (more...)
Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif gets ten years for corruption Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif gets ten years for corruption
- July 07, 2018

Sharif's younger brother, Shahbaz Sharif, who has taken over the PML-N leadership, rejected the court's decision. In addition to the sentencing, Sharif and Maryam have been fined 8 million British pounds and 2 million pounds respectively. (more...)
Jordan to keep border closed to Syria’s displaced Jordan to keep border closed to Syria’s displaced
- July 07, 2018

Israel's military deployed tank and artillery reinforcements to the Golan on Sunday, a statement said, "in light of developments on the Syrian Golan Heights". Eleven members of a single family were killed overnight in a land mine blast as they returned to Al-Mseifra, which had "reconciled" with the government, the Observatory said Wednesday. (more...)
Travel adventure group involved in mishap, three dead Travel adventure group involved in mishap, three dead
- July 07, 2018

High On Life is described as a clothing and outdoor adventure company whose members are known for creating lively travel video from all over the world. Sascha Banks in a statement . The hikers' identities haven't been released, but police confirmed they were all in their 20s or early 30s, and they were all B.C. (more...)
Donald Trump Gets Dose Of Dutch Bluntness From Visiting Prime Minister Donald Trump Gets Dose Of Dutch Bluntness From Visiting Prime Minister
- July 06, 2018

Trump is also threatening to impose tariffs on vehicles. Trump was meeting with Rutte in the Oval Office, where the two leaders were expected to discuss next week's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meetings in Brussels. Rutte turned to Trump , bewildered and asking "Is it always like this?" Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau predicted "robust discussions" on trade. (more...)
Trump says he has narrowed list of candidates for Supreme Court seat Trump says he has narrowed list of candidates for Supreme Court seat
- July 06, 2018

Kavanaugh and Kethledge are seen as favorites, if only because Trump is asking more questions about them, sources said. "There are certainly reasons why the president might prefer Barrett over perhaps the others". Kethledge, a Michigan Law graduate, would add academic diversity to a court steeped in the Ivy League. He was confirmed in June 2008 and received commission in July 2008. (more...)
No breakthrough in nuclear talks as Iran demands more after US exit No breakthrough in nuclear talks as Iran demands more after US exit
- July 06, 2018

Washington has since told countries they must stop buying the OPEC producer's oil from November 4 or face financial consequences. But Washington has also warned European allies that they face possible penalties if they violate USA sanctions, which Washington says are aimed at reducing Iranian oil exports to "zero" - a level that would deprive Iran's economy of its principal source of revenue and economic growth. (more...)
Notorious gangster in helicopter prison break Notorious gangster in helicopter prison break
- July 04, 2018

Faid was serving a 25-year prison sentence for a 2010 failed robbery in which a 26-year-old municipal police officer was killed. This is the second time he had escaped from a French prison , after he used explosives to blast his way out of jail on a previous occasion before recapture. (more...)
Heading into Putin meeting, Trump again bashes allies, avoids election-meddling issue Heading into Putin meeting, Trump again bashes allies, avoids election-meddling issue
- July 04, 2018

The Kremlin continues to claim that the Russian government played no role in the US election but has left open the possibility that Russian non-state actors might have been involved. I think we'll be talking about many other subjects. At the same time, Trump has also repeatedly stated that he wants to improve relations with Moscow, and recently advocated for Russian Federation to be readmitted into the G-7. (more...)
Trump administration rolls back racial diversity guidelines for colleges Trump administration rolls back racial diversity guidelines for colleges
- July 04, 2018

In a statement , the school called the lawsuit an attack on its ability to consider race in admissions, which it says is necessary to assemble a diverse mix of students. We've seen again and again the Supreme Court come out and say that there are permissible ways for schools to be able to promote diversity and prevent racial isolations. (more...)
Mumbai Bridge Collapse: How Motorman Chandrashekhar Sawant Averted Tragedy Mumbai Bridge Collapse: How Motorman Chandrashekhar Sawant Averted Tragedy
- July 04, 2018

Chandrashekhar Sawant, a 47-year-old driver from Mira Road in Mumbai saved hundreds of lives by acting quickly in the time of the emergency. Scores of passengers have been left stranded in Mumbai rain during morning rush hour after the partial collapse disrupted services of the Western Railway. (more...)
Supreme Court nomination has become a campaign issue Supreme Court nomination has become a campaign issue
- July 04, 2018

Susan Collins , putting pressure on the so-called "moderate" Republican from ME to vote against any nominee who does not support access to abortion care and to defend Roe vs. With a good pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy , Trump can achieve what Reagan could not. Collins voted to confirm Neil Gorsuch to court a year ago. (more...)
Ocasio-Cortez's lineage: a history of 'socialists' from NY Ocasio-Cortez's lineage: a history of 'socialists' from NY
- July 03, 2018

He said Ocasio-Cortez ran her campaign out of her Bronx apartment while she worked three days a week at a Latino restaurant up until November. "A far cry from the Bronx hood upbringing she's selling", Cardillo wrote . Last week, Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic primary in New York's 14th congressional district. It's fun - we promise. "I was born in a place where your Zip code determines your destiny". (more...)
Trump to announce supreme court pick on 9 July Trump to announce supreme court pick on 9 July
- July 03, 2018

Wade . "I believe that is a very important, fundamental tenet to our judicial system". Collins, a moderate Republican, claimed Roe v. Wade is "settled law" and emphasized her desire for the new Supreme Court justice to adhere to stare decisis , a legal doctrine that binds courts to precedent. (more...)
Steel and aluminum announcement coming Friday Steel and aluminum announcement coming Friday
- July 02, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government released the final list of items that will be targeted beginning July 1. "I'm exhausted, like a lot of other Canadians, of the constant chirping and attacks of the president, whether it's against the prime minister, against our steel workers, aluminum, cars, dairy products", Mr. (more...)
North Korea’s Kim asked China’s Xi to help lift sanctions North Korea’s Kim asked China’s Xi to help lift sanctions
- July 02, 2018

Trump made the declaration after his June summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, during which the President promised Kim to stop the "war games" by ending USA military exercises with South Korea . "What our experts have devised is a program that, with North Korean cooperation, with full disclosure of all of their chemical and biological, nuclear programs, ballistic missile sites, we can get - physically we would be able to dismantle the overwhelming bulk of their programs within a ... (more...)
Kirsten Gillibrand, Bill DeBlasio Call To Abolish ICE Kirsten Gillibrand, Bill DeBlasio Call To Abolish ICE
- July 02, 2018

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand , a potential 2020 presidential candidate, and Mayor Bill de Blasio both advocated abolishing ICE this week. Immigration attorney Linda Rivas said groups have met with US authorities, congressional representatives and other leaders to discuss an escalating immigration crackdown that they say began decades ago. (more...)
575 arrested in women's protest against immigration policy at Senate building 575 arrested in women's protest against immigration policy at Senate building
- June 30, 2018

They're joined by dozens of other organizations lending a hand, too, per the Families Belong Together website . At one point, Merkley donned a foil sheet as he gave a TV interview. So did the Democrats Kirsten Gillibrand of NY and Edward Markey of MA. Under Trump's "zero tolerance" policy , the government has begun prosecuting all migrants caught entering the country without authorization. (more...)
Ocasio-Cortez: Democrats feared they'd lose their jobs if they backed me Ocasio-Cortez: Democrats feared they'd lose their jobs if they backed me
- June 30, 2018

You can also watch Colbert talk about Ocasio-Cortez in a monologue yesterday, before announcing that she'll be his guest. Lee has been a stronger supporter of her colleague from across the Bay, saying Thursday that Pelosi, Crowley and other top Democrats have been "leading in a very bold way". (more...)
At least 5 dead in Annapolis newspaper shooting At least 5 dead in Annapolis newspaper shooting
- June 30, 2018

He told the L.A. Times, "I pray it's not him", because if it was, he'd feel responsible. "I heard footsteps a couple of times". "I think that was more his skill than anything else, that he could really flesh things out but keep it concise at the same time". (more...)
Utah's four House members disappointed immigration bill fails to pass Utah's four House members disappointed immigration bill fails to pass
- June 30, 2018

Last week , the House voted down a bill that would have cut legal immigration, cracked down on sanctuary cities and employers who hire undocumented workers, and increased border security. -Mexico border, providing few answers on what comes next for separated parents and children. However, the two sides have yet to cobble together a majority to pass the legislation. (more...)
Another accident hits Otedola bridge Another accident hits Otedola bridge
- June 30, 2018

Adesina Tiamiyu , said: "Nine bodies were recovered and four injured people". Below is a footage of what happened moments before the incident. The stricken tanker in Thursday's crash was carrying 33,000 litres of petrol at the time. Yesterday, afuel-laden tanker exploded along the same bridge after its brake was said to have failed. "I saw the motor boy (assistant) trying to put a wedge to stop the tanker from rolling back", he told AFP . (more...)
Ocasio-Cortez Says She Would Support Trump Impeachment Ocasio-Cortez Says She Would Support Trump Impeachment
- June 28, 2018

Prior to her congressional run and following her graduation from Boston University with a degree in economics and worldwide relations, Ocasio-Cortez worked in the office of Sen. $300,000), and, as noted by the latter, Ocasio-Cortez's name failed to even receive credit in much election coverage. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's shocking upset is the surest sign yet that the Democratic Party's future lies in its left flank-and in challenging capitalism head-on. (more...)
Suspects in N.J. custody in killing of Bronx teen Suspects in N.J. custody in killing of Bronx teen
- June 26, 2018

Onlookers stood by as the suspects attacked and fled the scene. "The suspects fled the location and the victim ran to Saint Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased". Over the weekend (June 23-24), candles and flowers began to take residence on Bathgate Avenue. In a post on her IG page, Lala, who is celebrating her birthday today, stressed how important it was for her a Melo to show their love and support to Junior's family. (more...)
WHAT'S HAPPENING: Trump order sows confusion on the border WHAT'S HAPPENING: Trump order sows confusion on the border
- June 26, 2018

If Michelle Obama had worn this jacket , my head would have blown off on television, period. United States President Donald Trump , who faced massive backlash over his administration's immigration policy, has accused the Democrats of circulating "phony stories of sadness and grief". (more...)
XXXTentacion bought homes for family prior to murder XXXTentacion bought homes for family prior to murder
- June 24, 2018

Since then Dedrick Devonshay Williams , 22, has been arrested on suspicion of murder in South Florida , the other assassin is yet to be caught. At least one of the suspects shot Onfroy, and they both fled in an SUV. In a statement issued by Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, the department continues to put their resources behind fully solving Onfroy's murder. (more...)
Trump Extends State Of National Emergency Against North Korea Threat Trump Extends State Of National Emergency Against North Korea Threat
- June 24, 2018

The executive order states that "the existence and risk of proliferation of weapons-usable fissile material" and the actions and policies of the North Korean government "continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States ". (more...)
Trump supporters steadfast despite the immigration uproar Trump supporters steadfast despite the immigration uproar
- June 24, 2018

US First Lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to the US-Mexican border Thursday, as her husband's administration seeks to quell a firestorm over migrant family separations . The practice, and accompanying images of children crammed into cages, sparked widespread condemnation from activists, Democrats and several Republicans. (more...)
New Time Cover Blasts Trump on Family Separation New Time Cover Blasts Trump on Family Separation
- June 22, 2018

TIME magazine puts the issue of family separation squarely at President Donald Trump's feet in a cover released Thursday. "But I couldn't." The editors of Time recognized the power behind the image and chose to use it in their latest cover . (more...)
Kim Jong Un, Xi Jinping agree to boost ‘strategic, tactical’ cooperation: KCNA Kim Jong Un, Xi Jinping agree to boost ‘strategic, tactical’ cooperation: KCNA
- June 22, 2018

Accompanied by an elaborate escort of motorcycles and black sedans, Kim left for Pyongyang later in the day, ending his third visit to China this year. "This was a bilateral decision between North Korea and the United States proposed by China and Russian Federation with no consultation with our closest allies, compounded by the president's statements that someday he would like to get out of Korea altogether". (more...)
Tesla's Musk alleges 'extensive' employee sabotage Tesla's Musk alleges 'extensive' employee sabotage
- June 21, 2018

Last week, Musk announced that nine percent of the company's workforce was being laid off, without specifying an exact number. I was dismayed to learn this weekend about a Tesla employee who had conducted quite extensive and damaging sabotage to our operations. (more...)
Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Use Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Use
- June 21, 2018

Conservative Sen. Claude Carignan attempted Tuesday to have the home-grow amendment reinstated - which would have sent the bill back to the House of Commons and could have set the stage for a protracted parliamentary battle between the two houses of Parliament. (more...)
Sweden: Three Dead After Drive-By Shooting in Multicultural Malmö Sweden: Three Dead After Drive-By Shooting in Multicultural Malmö
- June 20, 2018

Image: Police are at the scene of the shooting. Police did not give a motive for the shooting, but said the incident was not terrorism related. Malmö police said shortly before midnight that an 18-year-old had died in hospital, and around half an hour later they confirmed that another one of the injured, a 29-year-old, had also died. (more...)
Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome being separated from family: 'Whuh, whuh' Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome being separated from family: 'Whuh, whuh'
- June 20, 2018

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski cynically dismissed a report claiming that disabled children were being separated from their undocumented migrant parents at the border. Videgaray said that the girl is in McAllen, Texas, while the mother was taken to a center in Brownsville, Texas. Their father, a United States resident, is trying to gain custody of them. (more...)
Melania Trump Issues Statement On Family Separations At The Border Melania Trump Issues Statement On Family Separations At The Border
- June 20, 2018

But a backlash is mounting, fueled by reports of children being taken from mothers and distraught toddlers and elementary school age children asking, through tears, when they can see their parents. Officials are giving immigrant parents a toll-free number to call to help find their kids. "The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable", Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said as he opened a session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. (more...)
Almost 2,000 Children Separated From Parents at Border In 6 Weeks Almost 2,000 Children Separated From Parents at Border In 6 Weeks
- June 19, 2018

The Trump administration policy is to first charge them with a crime - illegally crossing the border - before processing their asylum claims. But much of the administration's focus went into a travel ban aimed at Muslim-majority nations. Many passing vehicles honked in support. Ex-White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate how the Federal Bureau of Investigation was "weaponized" against President ... (more...)
Trump supports Republican immigration bills in U.S. House: White House Trump supports Republican immigration bills in U.S. House: White House
- June 19, 2018

Trump's endorsement has been viewed as critical if it is to have a chance of passage. "For those who are already on the line or questioning it that might give them additional pause", Rep. There were protests around the country over the weekend as the Trump administration's immigration policy comes under fire. Republican leaders plan to put two bills on the floor. (more...)
7-meter-long python swallows Indonesian woman 7-meter-long python swallows Indonesian woman
- June 19, 2018

If confirmed, it would be the largest snake ever kept in captivity. The body of 54-year-old Wa Tiba was found on Friday when villagers cut open the seven-metre (23-foot) python which was found bloated in the village of Persiapan Lawela on the island of Muna, offshore of Sulawesi. (more...)
Facing outcry over family separations, DHS chief says ‘we will not apologize’
- June 19, 2018

She lashed out the media and activists for criticizing border agents for doing their jobs. But the Trump administration is being accused of handling the cases in a way no other presidency has. Pramila Jayapal met with immigrant mothers at a detention center near Seattle last week. "As I have said many times before, if you are seeking asylum for your family, there is no reason to break the law and illegally cross between ports of entry". (more...)