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USA to sharply cut cap on refugees

USA to sharply cut cap on refugees Last year, President Trump lowered the refugee admissions quota to 45,000, marking the lowest refugee goal since the Refugee Act was enacted in 1980. For example, about 250 Somali refugees have been resettled. The Trump administration is being sued by a group of refugee resettlement agencies and individual refugees, who allege that despite an internal security review that found banning... [Full Article...]

North and South Korea: Kim and Moon hail new future

North and South Korea: Kim and Moon hail new future The agreement came shortly after a summit between President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The Korean leaders also said they would seek to host the 2031 Summer Olympics together, and that Kim would try to visit Seoul sometime this year, South Korean President Jae-in said Wednesday after a joint summit in Pyongyang. [Full Article...]

U.S. border agent in Texas confesses to 4 killings, police say

Ortiz has been placed on an indefinite suspension, unpaid suspension, at this point and we have been and will continue to cooperate with all of the investigative parties", said US Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost. Sept. 14. An alert was issued to officers to be on the lookout for Ortiz, Garza said. After the fourth slaying, Ortiz returned to Laredo, police said. [Full Article...]

Two dead after suspected drug overdose at Sydney music festival

Two dead after suspected drug overdose at Sydney music festival Three people who were transported to hospitals are in critical condition, a Jamisontown woman, 26, who is at Nepean hospital , and an Artarmon man, 19, who was flown to Westmead hospital and is in intensive care. Of those, ten were charged with dealing, including two 17-year-old girls who police allege got 120 capsules into the venue by smuggling them in "internally". [Full Article...]

Echoes of Anita Hill in #MeToo allegation against Kavanaugh

Echoes of Anita Hill in #MeToo allegation against Kavanaugh Monday's planned hearing seems to be following a similar pattern. Their sworn testimony, certain to be conflicting and emotive, will offer a campaign-season test of the political potency of a #MeToo movement that has already toppled prominent men from entertainment , government and journalism. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh accuser wants an investigation into sexual assault claim before testifying

Kavanaugh accuser wants an investigation into sexual assault claim before testifying According to Bloomberg News, who spoke to a White House official, President Trump's team will continue forward with the nomination, refusing to pull Kavanaugh's name from the nomination, and instead they will try to attack the credibility of the alleged victim. [Full Article...]

Trump administration unveils fresh round of China tariffs

Trump administration unveils fresh round of China tariffs The White House pledged to immediately pursue further tariffs on around $267 billion of Chinese imports if the country retaliates. "There will be great and fast economic retaliation against China if our farmers, ranchers and/or industrial workers are targeted!", Trump continued . [Full Article...]

Trump, Pompeo accuse Kerry of 'undermining' U.S. policy on Iran

Trump, Pompeo accuse Kerry of 'undermining' U.S. policy on Iran Iran's foreign minister said the meeting he had with the former U.S.secretary of state was a part of the routine meetings that are "indication of Iran's influence", IRNA reports. Fox News analyst Walid Phares the media conjured the specter of Logan by playing up Flynn's meeting with Kislyak as a "scandal", but seems entirely comfortable with Kerry conducting "parallel diplomacy" with "a regime... [Full Article...]

Poland offers $2bn to host USA military base

Poland offers $2bn to host USA military base To kick things off, Melania, President Trump , and Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, who wore a white, belted blazer with black pants, posed for photos. "I would like to invite the United States president to post more American troops to Poland". "I firmly believe that this is possible", Duda said, saying it would be both in United States and Polish interests. [Full Article...]

Trump's Denial of Hurricane Maria Death Toll Makes Headlines

Trump's Denial of Hurricane Maria Death Toll Makes Headlines Asked by NBC for his response to Trump's criticism of the GWU study, Long said, "I don't know why the studies were done". The President was indeed told when he visited Puerto Rico shortly after the disaster that the death toll was relatively low but the island's governor raised it from 64 to 2,975 after the independent study found the number of people who died in the aftermath had been severely ... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh accuser hasn't accepted invite to testify; Dems complain about hearing plans

Kavanaugh accuser hasn't accepted invite to testify; Dems complain about hearing plans But many say they recognize the situation has gotten very precarious and are watching very closely how things play on Capitol Hill. The Senate Judiciary Committee said it would hold a public hearing next week with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford , the woman who claims the judge sexually assaulted her almost four decades ago. [Full Article...]

Florence's Wrath Spreads To The Northeast With Heavy Rain

Florence's Wrath Spreads To The Northeast With Heavy Rain Chicken farm buildings are inundated with floodwater from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C. The Japanese city of Sapporo has pulled out of the bidding to host the 2026 Winter Olympics after the quake in Hokkaido, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday, adding that the city would focus on bidding for the 2030 Games. [Full Article...]

Schiff: Trump Declassifying DOJ Materials 'A Clear Abuse Of Power'

Schiff: Trump Declassifying DOJ Materials 'A Clear Abuse Of Power' The move was confirmed in a statement from White House press secretary Sarah Sanders . He also ordered the release of reports of interviews with Bruce Ohr and the FISA surveillance warrant application related to his former campaign advisor Carter Page . [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh's accuser hasn't confirmed she'll testify against him

Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Sen. "This might take a week or two to get all of this together, but what difference does one or two weeks make when you're talking about a lifetime appointment". Ford's confidentiality". Over 200 women who attended the same school as Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford , including actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, have signed a letter in her support. [Full Article...]

Vermont Delegation Calls for Delay in Kavanaugh Vote

Republicans were perceived as too harsh in their questioning of Hill. Former Vice President Joe Biden, then the committee chairman, told Teen Vogue magazine past year that he should have acted more thoroughly on Hill's accusations. According to the article , she contacted the Post anonymously through a tip line in July and initially did not want her identity revealed. Asked if he believes ... [Full Article...]

Police find body of 1-year-old boy swept away by floodwaters

The body of a 14-month-old boy swept away from his mother in rushing floodwater was recovered today as record rainfall continued to wreak havoc in the Carolinas, claiming at least 18 lives and cutting off hundreds of roads. She managed to free herself and her child, but lost grip of her son amid fast-moving water, according to the Union County Sheriff's Office. Kaiden Lee-Welch's died after bein... [Full Article...]

Trump Orders Declassification of Parts of FISA Application Related to Carter Page

Trump Orders Declassification of Parts of FISA Application Related to Carter Page The public may be on the verge of getting a lot more information about the FBI's activities related to the Russian Federation investigation after President Donald Trump ordered the declassification and release of documents and text messages related to the probe, according to Fox News . [Full Article...]

NC struggling to recover after Florence brings historic flooding

NC struggling to recover after Florence brings historic flooding At least 17 people have died in North and SC, as rescuers in pulled residents from homes threatened by swollen rivers. But even when the rain lets up, don't be fooled. "BREAKING. We've observed a one-minute period of sunshine at the NWS Raleigh office", the NWS said on Twitter . And supplies such as fuel are in critical need. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh allegations scramble confirmation outlook

Kavanaugh allegations scramble confirmation outlook Grassley's decision capped off a hectic day in the Senate that was filled with calls from senators on both sides of the aisle who wanted to hear from both Ford and Kavanaugh about the elections. "These allegations are credible and deeply troubling. In the meantime, I hope Ms. Blasey Ford receives the respect and dignity to which she is entitled". [Full Article...]

Dagga officially legal for private use in SA

Dagga officially legal for private use in SA Previous year in March , Justice Dennis Davis handed down a judgment in the Western Cape High Court that declared sections of the Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act invalid and unconstitutional after an application brought by Rastafarian lawyer Gareth Prince, an advocate for the decriminalisation of marijuana. [Full Article...]


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