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Democrat Beto O'Rourke jumps into 2020 presidential race

Democrat Beto O'Rourke jumps into 2020 presidential race O'Rourke has been discussed as a potential candidate ever since his unexpectedly tight race against Senator Ted Cruz , when his grassroots campaign of inclusion and getting people politically involved gained national attention. "I don't know where I am on a [political] spectrum, and I nearly could care less", he said at a recent stop in Wisconsin. While a formal announcement is set for later in... [Full Article...]

Nancy Pelosi Says It's 'Not Worth It' to Impeach President Trump

Nancy Pelosi Says It's 'Not Worth It' to Impeach President Trump Green at any time can file articles of impeachment against Trump as a privileged resolution, which would trigger a two-day time clock in which the House has to consider the matter. We have no idea where this will end up. And while it's highly unlikely the GOP-run Senate would vote to convict Trump, that is also not a reason to hold back, Green says. [Full Article...]

George Pell sentenced for child sexual abuse

George Pell sentenced for child sexual abuse Pell was sentenced to six years in prison on Wednesday in the County Court of Victoria after being found guilty of five counts of sexual and indecent assault in a Melbourne cathedral in 1996 and 1997. Statistics released in 2017 by Australia's Royal Commission into Responses to Institutional Child Sex Abuse stated that 7% of all Catholic priests in the country had abused children over the ... [Full Article...]

Major Winter Storm Grounds Flights, Closes Parts Of Interstates

Major Winter Storm Grounds Flights, Closes Parts Of Interstates The weather service office in Midland/Odessa, Texas, said Wednesday could be 'the windiest day in years, USA Today reported. The National Weather Service reported that Denver International Airport saw wind gusts of up to 75 miles per hour and heavy snow, comparing the winds to a category 1 hurricane. [Full Article...]

World Wide Web marks 30 years

World Wide Web marks 30 years While, as Berners-Lee notes, no one person, corporation, or government is exclusively at fault for the web's current problems, resistance to what he and many others see as necessary systemic reforms has come from powerful companies and political actors. [Full Article...]

Fake Melania? President Donald Trump responds to Alabama visit conspiracy theory

Fake Melania? President Donald Trump responds to Alabama visit conspiracy theory President Donald Trump is dismissing a conspiracy theory that claimed First Lady Melania Trump used a body double on the first couple's visit to Alabama. "The tornadoes were disgusting, but she wanted to go, and I said, 'Good, let's go, '" Trump said, referring to Mrs. Trump. "If our first lady, if I were a Democrat instead of a Republican, she'd be Jackie O times twenty". [Full Article...]

Paul Manafort indicted on new fraud charges in NY

Paul Manafort indicted on new fraud charges in NY At his sentencing hearing, Manafort said he was sorry for what he had done. Jackson told Manafort that he had lied repeatedly and committed fraud repeatedly, and there was no good explanation for the leniency he sought. He said Manafort took steps to hide his foreign lobbying work, laundered millions of dollars to fund a lavish lifestyle and then, while on house arrest, coached other witness... [Full Article...]

Bolton: Trump 'Disappointed' if North Korea Tests Rockets

Bolton: Trump 'Disappointed' if North Korea Tests Rockets Abe, who rose to national political fame with his hardline stance against North Korea, has toned down his rhetoric against Pyongyang as United States President Donald Trump actively courts Kim, holding their second meeting earlier this month in Vietnam . [Full Article...]

School collapse: About 50 persons rescued so far -LASEMA

School collapse: About 50 persons rescued so far -LASEMA Emergency officials, including men of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), and the police among others, had raced to the scene shortly after the incident for rescue operations. "The Deputy Governor is in the hospital actually taking care of those that were rescued and taken to the hospital most especially the children". The incident t... [Full Article...]

MPs across the south east react to Brexit defeat

MPs across the south east react to Brexit defeat It comes after the Labour leader called for no deal to be "taken off the table" following the defeat of Prime Minister Theresa May's plan last night. Under the no deal plan revealed this morning, 87 per cent of products would be subject to zero tariffs in an effort to stop price spikes and kick-start trade with Britain from across the world. [Full Article...]

Hamilton teacher 'extraordinary' woman — ETHIOPIA CRASH

Hamilton teacher 'extraordinary' woman — ETHIOPIA CRASH Investigators from Ethiopia and other countries, including the United States, are looking into what caused the aircraft, a Boeing 737 MAX 8, to crash. And Nikki Haley, Trump's former United Nations ambassador, has been nominated to join Boeing's board. With the FAA increasingly alone in backing Boeing's jetliner, those questions include speculation about whether Boeing executives may have tried ... [Full Article...]

California governor to halt executions

California governor to halt executions Newsom's aides said it has not yet been decided what will become of the execution chamber, nor whether corrections officials have been told to top preparing for executions, for instance by running drills. Thirty-six states have either abolished the death penalty, put executions on hold or not carried out an execution in at least five years. It will not affect inmates' convictions or their impris... [Full Article...]

Pence meets with Republican senators to quell revolt on emergency declaration

Pence meets with Republican senators to quell revolt on emergency declaration If Trump's border emergency stands, he could divert $3.6 billion from military construction projects to build border barriers, even though Congress had voted to limit him to less than $1.4 billion for such construction. Congress has never before voted to overturn a president's emergency declaration. Trump's move comes just one day after Vice President Mike Pence indicated to Republican senator... [Full Article...]

GO: U.K. lawmakers reject leaving EU without a withdrawal agreement

GO: U.K. lawmakers reject leaving EU without a withdrawal agreement The three-part package of changes effectively aims to resolve a key sticking point for British MPs over the so-called backstop plan to keep open the border between European Union member Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland. [Full Article...]

Ten dead in Brazil school shooting, including two shooters

Ten dead in Brazil school shooting, including two shooters Authorities said five students and an administrator at the school were killed. Despite Brazil being one of the world's most violent countries, school shootings are rare. "I was shocked with the scenes I saw inside that school", Doria said. In April 2011, a former pupil killed a dozen school children and injured many more before turning his gun on himself at a school in the suburbs of Rio ... [Full Article...]

Kim Kardashian wants to end California's death penalty

Kim Kardashian wants to end California's death penalty I commend Governor Newsom for his decisive action today to place a moratorium on the death penalty in California. California's governor is set to issue a moratorium on capital punishment in the US's most populous state, providing a reprieve for hundreds of inmates sentenced to death. [Full Article...]

New York attorney opens probe into Donald Trump business deals

New York attorney opens probe into Donald Trump business deals Deutsche Bank, which couldn't be reached late Monday night for comment, previously has cooperated with other Trump-related inquiries, including previous year when called on by NY bank regulators. To support his testimony, Cohen provided financial statements that he claimed had been sent to Deutsche Bank. Trump has also said that Cohen, who pleaded guilty to charges of illegal campaign contribution... [Full Article...]

Pelosi Opposes ‘Divisive’ Efforts to Impeach Trump: ‘He’s Just Not Worth It’

Pelosi Opposes ‘Divisive’ Efforts to Impeach Trump: ‘He’s Just Not Worth It’ House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that barring "overwhelming" new evidence she would not pursue impeachment against President Trump because it would be too divisive and "he's just not worth it ". "She also knows there is no chance at all that it would succeed". Some in the party would prefer a political battle against Trump at the ballot box, rather than an impeachment effort waged in Co... [Full Article...]

USA to Germany: We’ll cut intelligence sharing over Chinese 5G help

USA to Germany: We’ll cut intelligence sharing over Chinese 5G help US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell sent a letter to the German government last week threatening to curtail German access to US intelligence if Berlin decides to issue contracts to Huawei, according to a US official familiar with the matter. [Full Article...]

Mike Pompeo Tells Embassy In Venezuela To Come Home

Mike Pompeo Tells Embassy In Venezuela To Come Home The country has suspended school and business activities Tuesday as well, Reuters reported . Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an interview on Tuesday with radio show Texas Standard that decisions regarding Venezuela had been affected by the combination of a rapidly deteriorating situation and USA diplomats being "in harm's way". [Full Article...]


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