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Schumer gets in on 4/20 celebration, voices support for marijuana decriminalization

Schumer gets in on 4/20 celebration, voices support for marijuana decriminalization According to Pew Research , almost 7 in 10 Democrats say marijuana use should be legal as do 65% of independents. Both of those are more than double the percentage each party's base felt about marijuana legalization just 15 years ago. [Full Article...]

Governor Greitens files restraining order against Attorney General Josh Hawley

Governor Greitens files restraining order against Attorney General Josh Hawley A St. Louis grand jury in February indicted the governor on a single invasion of privacy charge . Hawley did not file charges on his own, but turned over the evidence to Gardner, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, lied under oath, and Gardner had to have been aware of his lies. Claire McCaskill and has faced an onslaught of Democratic ads trying to link him to Greitens. [Full Article...]

Armenia suffers political instability after week-long protests

Armenia suffers political instability after week-long protests Protesters held up a huge, upside-down official portrait of Sarkisian and shouted anti-government slogans. On April 17, eight days after his presidency ended and his handpicked successor was elected president by parliament, Serzh Sarkisian was voted prime minister in a 76-17 vote. [Full Article...]

Rosenstein May Be Using a Legal Technicality to Protect the Russia Probe

Rosenstein May Be Using a Legal Technicality to Protect the Russia Probe But Mr. Rosenstein is said to have reassured the president that he is not the focus of the probe, media outlets including CNN and Fox News reported late Thursday. One of the more freakish and eye-catching parts of the newly released memos former FBI Director James Comey wrote after his conversations with President Trump is a comment Trump reportedly made at a February 8, 2017, meeting in the... [Full Article...]

Swaziland Ditches Colonial-Era Name, Renames Itself 'eSwatini'

Swaziland Ditches Colonial-Era Name, Renames Itself 'eSwatini' King Mswati III reckons the name of Swaziland has caused confusion, saying that people "refer to us as Switzerland ". The new name is eSwatini, meaning "place of the Swazi ". The country is home to more than 1.4 million people. Why is the name Swaziland controversial? He has been using the name for some time, including when he addressed the United Nations general assembly a year ago. [Full Article...]

Grassley, Judiciary Committee take up Mueller protection bill for first time

Grassley, Judiciary Committee take up Mueller protection bill for first time Cory Booker held out hope Wednesday the Senate still will vote on legislation created to block President Donald Trump from firing special counsel Robert Mueller despite opposition from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. All four senators, including Booker, are members of the Judiciary panel . But even if McConnell won't bring the bill for a full vote, Grassley is committed to doing ... [Full Article...]

German police defuse WW II bomb after evacuating central Berlin

German police defuse WW II bomb after evacuating central Berlin Police also went house to house to check the zone has been completely cleared before the bomb disposal experts began their work. German police experts work during the disposal operations of a bomb dropped during World War II on April 20, 2018 near the Hauptbahnhof main railway station in Berlin's Mitte district. [Full Article...]

Dewey County Sheriff: 50 homes have burned in Rhea wildfire

Dewey County Sheriff: 50 homes have burned in Rhea wildfire The fire was last reported moving toward the towns of Thomas and Fay. The Rhea Fire is one of several burning in Oklahoma with dry and windy conditions. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for April 17th, from 11 am to midnight for a large portion of western Oklahoma. Deb Beard, a commander of the Southern Area Incident Management team sent by the U.S. [Full Article...]

Israel marks 70th anniversary of its founding

Israel marks 70th anniversary of its founding Under the slogan "Your Independence Day is the day of our Nakba", they gathered in the town of Atlit, about 12 kilometres (seven miles) south of Haifa. Among those who were honored included were Israeli singer Shlomo Artzi; actors Leah Koenig and Ze'ev Revach; former Israel Defense Forces Gen. Yeshayahu Gavish; and Racheli Ganot, an ultra-Orthodox who trains haredi women for jobs. [Full Article...]

Southwest pilot lauded for safe landing; officials search for answers

Southwest pilot lauded for safe landing; officials search for answers Riordan's life. The former Navy fighter pilot safely brought the plane down in Philadelphia after one of its engines exploded shortly after taking off from New York City. "I'm going to send her a Christmas card, I'm going to tell you that, with a gift certificate for getting me on the ground". "That's how she's wired". [Full Article...]

Calif. university at odds over professor's Barbara Bush rant

Calif. university at odds over professor's Barbara Bush rant When asked if Castro, the university president, wanted to fire her, Zelezny waffled, saying he had not used those exact words, but that "what he wants is for us to move quickly and decisively with the processes we have in front of us, which we are". [Full Article...]

McKayla Maroney Speaks Out on Larry Nassar Abuse

McKayla Maroney Speaks Out on Larry Nassar Abuse Teammate Aly Raisman has also spoken out publicly and repeatedly against USA Gymnastics . Almost 200 of them offered testimony during two sentencing hearings in MI this year. I knew as a former Olympian that if I spoke, people might be more likely to speak up. "How do you live with yourself?" he said he would ask. Wieber is still dealing with the emotional and psychological effects of t... [Full Article...]

German police probe anti-Semitic attack in Berlin

German police probe anti-Semitic attack in Berlin German Chancellor Angela Merkel that anti-Semitic incident had to be pursued with "severity and determination". "I was saying it's really safe and I wanted to prove it, but it ended like that", he said. "They started to get angry and one of them ran to me and I knew it was important to film it because there would be no way to catch him by the time police arrived". [Full Article...]

Nikkei hits 7-week high on relief over US-Japan summit outcome

Nikkei hits 7-week high on relief over US-Japan summit outcome Trump and Abe said on Wednesday they had agreed to intensify trade consultations between the two countries but there was no mention of the yen or any concrete measures aimed at reducing the United States trade deficit with Japan. For his part, Abe reiterated that the metal shipments posed no threat to USA national security and he'd continue to seek an exception. As well as eating, Trump and Abe ... [Full Article...]

Gov. Cuomo gives NY parolees right to vote

Gov. Cuomo gives NY parolees right to vote She said: "I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with celebrity in politics". Azzopardi called the executive order a "narrow use of power". He singled out Herman Bell, a cop killer who was recently granted parole - as did Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro, the front-runner for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, who accused Cuomo of being a dictator. [Full Article...]

Cornyn Meets with Secretary of State Nominee Pompeo

Cornyn Meets with Secretary of State Nominee Pompeo Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) told reporters Wednesday that Senate Democrats on the Foreign Relation Committee will receive major pushback if they choose not to offer a positive recommendation for Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo . [Full Article...]

No charges in Prince death after two-year probe

No charges in Prince death after two-year probe Prince , who suffered from an opiate addiction, died of an accidental fentanyl overdose after taking counterfeit Vicodin pills that were laced with fentanyl, Metz said. Schulenberg's attorney says he denies writing an illegal prescription but settled the civil claim to avoid the cost of litigation. Conners said that Schulenberg affirmed he did not prescribe opiates to any patient with the inte... [Full Article...]

United States bans sales to ZTE - future with Android uncertain according to report

United States bans sales to ZTE - future with Android uncertain according to report According to IHS-Markit, ZTE shipped 46.4 million smartphones in 2017, about 3 percent of the market and down 20 percent on the previous year. ZTE has a lot of business invested in Android both in their Blade and Axon series phones, as well as their white-label business creating branded phones for companies including Telstra and Boost Mobile in Australia. [Full Article...]

Syria air strikes were 'legally and morally right', Theresa May tells MPs

Syria air strikes were 'legally and morally right', Theresa May tells MPs British Prime Minister Theresa May says Syria and Russian Federation - whose forces now control the town east of Damascus - are trying to cover up evidence. Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said missiles did not hit any of the air bases. The usage of chemical weapons in Syria during the war have remained a constant issue since the start of the war in late 2013. [Full Article...]

Michael Cohen withdraws libel suits against Fusion GPS, BuzzFeed

Michael Cohen withdraws libel suits against Fusion GPS, BuzzFeed The dossier alleged that Cohen met with Kremlin officials, a claim he has denied. The withdrawal of Cohen's lawsuits also followed a report by McClatchy that said Robert Mueller , the special counsel investigating links between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, had found evidence suggesting that Cohen did, in fact, make the trip to Prague. [Full Article...]


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