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Multiple states opposed to citizenship question on 2020 census file federal lawsuit

Multiple states opposed to citizenship question on 2020 census file federal lawsuit Ted Cruz, stepped up to support a recent decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 US census , something Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said will help stop voter discrimination. As such, they stand to lose federal funding and representation in the House of Representatives unless the citizenship question is removed from the questionnaire. [Full Article...]

Trump declares DACA 'dead,' urges Congress to act on border

Trump declares DACA 'dead,' urges Congress to act on border Trump also reiterated his call for Mexico to stop people from entering the United States, after saying on Sunday he would terminate a major trade accord with Mexico if it does not do more to secure its border with the United States. Anyone admitted into the programme had to have been living continuously in the United States since June 15, 2007, along with other requirements. Last month, Senator ... [Full Article...]

Rahul Gandhi to meet Lingayat seer in Tumkur today

Rahul Gandhi to meet Lingayat seer in Tumkur today On the fifth lap of his two-day election tour in Karnataka, Gandhi visited the Mutt and met the 111-year old seer along with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and KPCC President G Parameshwara. [Full Article...]

Prince Charles kicks off Commonwealth Games trip

Prince Charles kicks off Commonwealth Games trip Charles, 69, and Camilla, 70, were officially welcomed in Brisbane with a formal ceremony and a 12-gun salute at Old Parliament House, where the heir apparent inspected the guard of honour. Camilla carried an umbrella as she stepped out onto the stairs from the plane. Annabel's father, Brad Lauder, said her English grandfather Robert Marshall had also met Prince Charles, when he was working at a... [Full Article...]

Questions we need to ask Smriti Irani and the govt

Questions we need to ask Smriti Irani and the govt The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday morning quickly moved to arrest the damage purportedly done by Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani , directing that an order released by the I&B ministry at 9.03pm on Monday be withdrawn. [Full Article...]

President Trump Called Roseanne Barr to Congratulate Her on Show

President Trump Called Roseanne Barr to Congratulate Her on Show King also poked fun at 65-year-old Barr's legendary performance of "The Star Spangled Banner" at a baseball game in July 1990. ABC executives were optimistic about how popular the reboot would be - but the ratings results were astonishing. [Full Article...]

Clear Bags Among Security Measures At School Where 17 Died

Clear Bags Among Security Measures At School Where 17 Died Lauren Hogg took to Twitter Monday with a photo of her wearing her new school-issued backpack saying she appreciates "the effort" but there should be more of a focus on stricter gun laws. Some Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students say going to school in the morning now feels more like going to an airport, or even worse, going into a prison. [Full Article...]

Police called to 'active shooting' at YouTube HQ in California

Police called to 'active shooting' at YouTube HQ in California A female suspect was found dead and four others were wounded after a shooting at YouTube's headquarters outside San Francisco Tuesday, prompting a massive police response. Police asked people to avoid the area as a large police presence is there. Google said it was "coordinating with authorities" and would provide information as it becomes available. [Full Article...]

Trump Vows to Use Military Power to Protect Country's Border With Mexico

Trump Vows to Use Military Power to Protect Country's Border With Mexico Also - not that this is likely to disturb the White House in the current political climate - there were worries that the perception of a militarised border could damage relations with Mexico . "The United States is not going to militarize the southern border". Under current law, unaccompanied children from countries that don't border the US are turned over to the Department of Health and Human ... [Full Article...]

California can beat EPA in emissions battle: Judge Napolitano

California can beat EPA in emissions battle: Judge Napolitano He has rolled back or begun the process of repealing multiple major Obama-era regulations, including limits on power plant emissions and water pollution. "And our focus should be on making cars that people purchase actually more efficient", he said. About a dozen other states follow California's rules, and together they account for more than one-third of the vehicles sold in the U.S. [Full Article...]

Erdogan, Putin Mark Start of Work on Turkey's First Nuclear Power Plant

Erdogan, Putin Mark Start of Work on Turkey's First Nuclear Power Plant But Ankara-Moscow relations were also tested by a severe crisis from November 2015 when Turkey shot down a Russian war plane over Syria , a confrontation both sides are trying to put behind each other. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that his country's plan to purchase Russia's long-range missile defense system is a "done deal", brushing aside concerns from some North Atla... [Full Article...]

Over 17000 Members Quit UK Labour Party Amid Antisemitism Scandal

Over 17000 Members Quit UK Labour Party Amid Antisemitism Scandal This comes after the Enough is Enough rally organised by the Board of Deputies and Jewish Leadership Council , where more then 1,500 people took to Westminster to protest against Labour anti-Semitism . The Labour leader deleted a personal Facebook account at the weekend, but party officials would not say whether it was connected to reports Mr Corbyn's profile had been added to groups sharing ... [Full Article...]

French rail workers begin nationwide strike

French rail workers begin nationwide strike Macron has already faced down the unions over easing labour laws. In an IFOP poll published Sunday in the Journal du Dimanche newspaper , 53% of the almost 1,000 people surveyed said the strike was unjustified. No trains were set to run between France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain. Macron's plan to turn the state-owned SNCF into a profit-making business has raised particular concerns among ... [Full Article...]

Egypt's president wins re-election with 97 percent of vote

Egypt's president wins re-election with 97 percent of vote The turnout was 41.05 percent, as 24,254,152 voters inside and outside Egypt cast their ballots, head of Egypt's National Elections Authority, Lashin Ibrahim, told a press conference in Cairo . The only contender other than Sisi was a supporter of the president. "These are momentous moments for this nation.which will be written in letters of light, under the title: battle for the love of Egypt"... [Full Article...]

Connecticut Lawmaker Won't Seek Re-election After Mishandling Harassment Complaint

Connecticut Lawmaker Won't Seek Re-election After Mishandling Harassment Complaint By early July Kain obtained a protective order from Washington , D.C., police. The move by Esty to not seek reelection comes after various CT politicians called on her to resign. But for Republicans, the sudden drama could create a rare, if still long-shot, opportunity to offset this year's likely House losses with an even rarer blue-state pickup. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu Pauses New Migrant Deal Hours After Announcing It

Netanyahu Pauses New Migrant Deal Hours After Announcing It Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu officially cancelled an agreement made with the United Nations that would have relocated thousands of African asylum seekers to Western countries. The previous deportation plan was announced in January. The agreement with the UNHCR had been an attempt to address criticism of an even earlier plan, in which migrants would be offered $3,500 and an... [Full Article...]

First person sentenced in Mueller probe gets 30 days in prison

Gates and Manafort were indicted by Mueller in October on a series of money laundering and fraud charges related to their Ukraine work. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson also ordered van der Zwaan to pay a $20,000 fine. He helped put together a dubious report clearing Yanukovych for jailing his political rival in 2011, then lied to Mueller's investigators about conversations he later ... [Full Article...]

French First Lady Brigitte Macron targeted in VIP identity fraud

French First Lady Brigitte Macron targeted in VIP identity fraud The four main rail unions plan to strike for two days out of every five for the next three months - a total of 36 days of disruption - to fight a shake-up of the SNCF before its monopoly is ended in line with European Union rules. Three-quarters of Eurostar trains to London and Brussels will run Monday and Thalys trains towards Belgium and the Netherlands will operate nearly normally, but there ... [Full Article...]

Kashmir: Security clampdown, strike after deadly clashes

Kashmir: Security clampdown, strike after deadly clashes Police opened fire with live rounds and pellet guns on mourners attending the funerals of slain militants and on crowds who threw stones and chanted slogans against Indian rule. Foreign Office spokesman Dr Faisal had said that "this mindless killing spree had exposed, yet again, the ugly, inhuman face of the state-terrorism that India had been perpetrating against the Kashmiris for decades". [Full Article...]

Russian spy: Source of nerve agent 'not identified'

Russian spy: Source of nerve agent 'not identified' Testing had shown that it was military grade nerve agent but it could not be shown to have come from Russian Federation, said Gary Aitkenhead, the chief executive of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down. The United Kingdom was requested to reduce the number of its diplomatic staff in Russia so that it would match the number of Russian diplomats in Great Britain. [Full Article...]


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