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Drilling in Arctic and Atlantic Ocean blocked by federal judge

Drilling in Arctic and Atlantic Ocean blocked by federal judge Gleason says when President Obama made imposed the rules in 2015 and 2016 they were meant to protect wildlife and native villages, and be extended indefinitely; Therefore, the orders could only be revoked by an act of congress, and not a unilateral executive action. [Full Article...]

White House Demands Mexico, 3 Central American Countries Curb Migrant Surge

White House Demands Mexico, 3 Central American Countries Curb Migrant Surge Donald Trump has announced the end of more than $500 million (£383 million) in annual U.S. aid to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala in the face of a growing migrant crisis which could see the closure of America's southern border this week. [Full Article...]

NY Lawmakers to OK Budget With NYC Toll, Bag Ban

NY Lawmakers to OK Budget With NYC Toll, Bag Ban Cuomo introduced a bill to ban plastic bags previous year, after blocking New York City's proposed five-cent fee on them in 2017, which infuriated city leaders and environmentalists. Counties will also reportedly be able to institute a 5-cent fee on paper bags in order to discourage their use as well. Drivers traveling into the busiest sections of Manhattan will be subject to a congestio... [Full Article...]

Murdered South Carolina student may have thought vehicle was her Uber ride

Murdered South Carolina student may have thought vehicle was her Uber ride Police say Josephson's body was found Friday afternoon in Clarendon County, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) from Columbia. Investigators say she believed the vehicle to be an Uber . Chillingly, it appears the driver slowed down to let Samantha in, despite not being the Uber she had booked. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the mul... [Full Article...]

CANADA: Wernick issued veiled threats over SNC standoff, Wilson-Raybould says

CANADA: Wernick issued veiled threats over SNC standoff, Wilson-Raybould says She said she believes she was moved out of the prestigious justice portfolio to Veterans Affairs in a mid-January cabinet shuffle because she refused to intervene; she resigned from cabinet a month later. Jody Wilson-Raybould approvingly points to Brian Mulroney as a prime minister who knew better than to politically interfere with the judgment of his attorney general when it comes to criminal pro... [Full Article...]

Dozens of Trump aides given security clearance despite warnings

Dozens of Trump aides given security clearance despite warnings Tricia Newbold , a White House security adviser holding almost two decades of experience with clearances, made the allegations during an interview with the House Oversight and Reform Committee last month, according to a letter and memo released Monday by Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. [Full Article...]

College student stabbed to death after mistaking car for Uber, police say

College student stabbed to death after mistaking car for Uber, police say Holbrook said authorities in Columbia and deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff's Office soon realized the woman the hunters found in the woods was Josephson. Rowland waived his right to a court hearing on Sunday and did not appear before a judge, but Josephson's mother made a statement during proceedings, a Columbia NBC affiliate reported. [Full Article...]

Ex-Congressional Aide Says Biden Grabbed Her Head, Rubbed Her Nose

Ex-Congressional Aide Says Biden Grabbed Her Head, Rubbed Her Nose After all, how many families just tolerate or keep their young children away from the creepy uncle without ever acknowledging that there should be zero tolerance for a man who persistently invades others' personal space and makes people feel uneasy and gross? Others, however, lashed out at Biden, especially given the fact that Flores' allegations come as Biden is considering entering the 2020 Un... [Full Article...]

Migrant arrests surge at U.S.-Mexico border

Migrant arrests surge at U.S.-Mexico border Mario Garcia, a 45-year-old bricklayer in El Salvador, said he was setting off for the United States regardless of the president's threat to close the frontier. With a backlog of more than 700,000 immigration cases, asylum seekers can wait years for their cases to progress, and officials say some people game the system in order to live in the U.S. [Full Article...]

Russiagate endgame? Democrats to issue subpoena for full, unredacted Mueller report

Russiagate endgame? Democrats to issue subpoena for full, unredacted Mueller report He released a four-page summary of Mueller's almost 400 page report that cleared the president of collusion , but left the question of wether Trump obstructed justice open. "If he does not include grand jury information in the summary or report or redacted report or whatever he gives to Congress - that amounts to a cover-up", one Democratic staffer said. [Full Article...]

U.K. Parliament gets chance to offer options on Brexit

U.K. Parliament gets chance to offer options on Brexit Less than two weeks before Britain risks crashing out of the European Union , MPs will hold a second round of votes on various options to try to break the political deadlock. But so could ignoring MPs' instructions, with pro-EU ministers having already quit to vote against the government. Last week a motion to give the public a vote to confirm or reject any Brexit deal passed by parliament wo... [Full Article...]

Vietnamese suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder sentenced

Kim Jong Nam was the eldest son of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and had lived overseas since 2003. Kim Jong Nam fell out of favor some two decades ago and lived in self-imposed exile in the Chinese-controled territory of Macau. [Full Article...]

Russia urges US to stop interfering in Venezuela

Russia urges US to stop interfering in Venezuela Background: Venezuela was long dependent on buying chemical thinners from the United States to dilute its thick, sludgy crude. Washington has demanded non-US oil trading houses and refiners cut operations with Venezuela beyond the already imposed sanctions or face sanctions themselves, according to a Reuters report. [Full Article...]

Schumer wants Boeing removed from FAA advisory group amid plane crashes

Schumer wants Boeing removed from FAA advisory group amid plane crashes Boeing Corporation has been sued on behalf of a passenger killed in last month's 737 Max plane crash in Ethiopia and orders for the troubled aircraft wavered in Asia, deepening the planemaker's legal and financial woes. It crashed only six minutes into the flight. The Ethiopian authorities have already said there are " clear similarities " between the Lion Air incident and the Ethiopian Airlines... [Full Article...]

Facebook bans white nationalism, white separatism on its platforms

Facebook bans white nationalism, white separatism on its platforms The Facebook executive said that users who have violated the site's community standards could be barred from using the live video streaming function. The social network is also investing in improving the software to quickly identify edited versions of violent video or images to prevent them from being shared or re-posted. [Full Article...]

Missing 21-year-old USC student from New Jersey found dead

Missing 21-year-old USC student from New Jersey found dead Chief Holbrook said police had spoken with Ms Josephson's family and would support them as the case continued. "Our hearts are broken", Holbrook said "They're broken". Police then saw blood in the auto and later discovered the victim's cellphone, bleach, wipes and window cleaner. Police also said that there was a child safety seat in the back of the auto and the child safety locks were enabled... [Full Article...]

In Saudi trial, detained women speak of torture, abuse By Anuj CHOPRA

In Saudi trial, detained women speak of torture, abuse By Anuj CHOPRA Most of the women activists were arrested as part of a crackdown against human rights activists in May 2018 as Saudi Arabia changed a landmark law that removed a ban on women driving in the country . At least three of the women, including Hathloul, were held in solitary confinement for months and subjected to abuse including electric shocks, flogging, and sexual assault, rights groups have sa... [Full Article...]

Nevada Democrat Lucy Flores says Biden behaved inappropriately with her

Nevada Democrat Lucy Flores says Biden behaved inappropriately with her Flores continued. "It should be about the women on the receiving end of that behavior". " But it was never my intention ", Biden said. Flores then commented on Biden's claims that he never believed he acted inappropriately, saying that the former vice president had behaved in similar ways on multiple occasions. [Full Article...]

Russian millionaire, two others killed in plane crash in Germany

Russian millionaire, two others killed in plane crash in Germany Also killed were the plane's pilot and a second passenger, whose identity wasn't immediately released but was said to be, like Fileva, a Russian citizen. "The memory of her as an inspiring and sympathetic leader and a wonderful person will forever stay in the hearts of all S7 Group employees". German authorities have begun recovering the bodies of three people, believed to include one of Russia'... [Full Article...]

PM congratulates Erdogan on another important victory in Turkish local elections

PM congratulates Erdogan on another important victory in Turkish local elections With 99 percent of the ballot counted, the joint opposition candidate for Ankara mayor, Mansur Yavas, was ahead with 50.89 percent of votes and the AKP trailed with 47.06 percent, Anadolu state agency reported. Erdogan, who was elected past year as the country's first executive president, said the next polls would be held in June 2023, adding that Turkey would carefully implement a "strong e... [Full Article...]


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