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Trump office cleared 25 officials originally disqualified over security fears, whistleblower claims

Trump office cleared 25 officials originally disqualified over security fears, whistleblower claims As a result, she warned that security clearance applications for White House officials "were not always adjudicated in the best interest of national security ". "I would not be doing a service to myself, my country, or my children if I sat back knowing that the issues that we have could impact national security", the 18-year veteran of the executive branch said. [Full Article...]

Hosts of ABC’s ‘The View’ Defend Biden on Unwanted Touching

Hosts of ABC’s ‘The View’ Defend Biden on Unwanted Touching Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor and current Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores (D-Las Vegas) (L) introduces Vice President Joe Biden at a get-out-the-vote rally at a union hall on November 1, 2014, in Las Vegas. Biden should apologize to Flores and say that he has gotten the message: no more shoulder-rubbing, hair-sniffing, or back-of-the-head kissing. If it is suggested that I did ... [Full Article...]

Hundreds remember NJ's Samantha Josephson at vigil

Seymour Josephson told students at a candlelight vigil Sunday night to travel in pairs or groups. "Unlike him, Samantha valued human life, and could never harm another soul", Marci Josephson said. "Energy doesn't die. It stays with you, and that positive energy is going to help me go on in living the rest of my life". Samantha is no longer with us, but she will not be forgotten. [Full Article...]

Graham: 'Obamacare Cannot Be Fixed; It Must Be Replaced'

Graham: 'Obamacare Cannot Be Fixed; It Must Be Replaced' The plans at issue in Bates' ruling Thursday allow groups of small businesses and sole proprietors to band together to offer lower-cost coverage that doesn't have to include all the benefits required by the ACA, often called "Obamacare". Trump's efforts have prompted grumbles - private and public - from Republican lawmakers mindful of the uphill battle Trump is setting them up for. He continued,... [Full Article...]

Last minutes of doomed Ethiopian Airlines jet emerge

Last minutes of doomed Ethiopian Airlines jet emerge The company said earlier on Monday that it continues to work with the FAA and "other regulatory agencies worldwide on the certification of the software update and training programme". Liability claims for the passengers' loss of life and in relation to the grounded aircraft could total around a billion dollars, James Vickers, chairman of Willis Re International, told Reuters by phone, a large su... [Full Article...]

Avocado Shortages, Virgin Margaritas: Border Shutdown Could Hit American Palates

Avocado Shortages, Virgin Margaritas: Border Shutdown Could Hit American Palates He didn't qualify his threat with "or large sections", stating: "There is a very good likelihood I'll be closing the border next week, and that is just fine with me". To deal with "an unprecedented humanitarian and border security crisis all along our Southwest border", the agency said it had redeployed 750 border agents. [Full Article...]

One of Russia's richest women killed in German plane crash

One of Russia's richest women killed in German plane crash The plane was coming in from Cannes, France , with two passengers and a pilot aboard, according to Frankfurter Rundschau . The pilot signed off with German air traffic control and began a visual final approach, about eight minutes before impact, an aviation spokesman said. [Full Article...]

Japan unveils new era name 'Reiwa'

Japan unveils new era name 'Reiwa' Each Japanese emperor's reign, or " gengo ", is given a name which is used alongside the Western calendar to mark time. Taisho: The Taisho era covers the rule of Emperor Taisho, from 1912 to 1926. January 7, 1989 - Emperor Hirohito dies. "With this selection of a new era name, I renew my commitment to pioneer a new era that will be filled with hope", Abe said. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation says 'not threatening anyone' in Venezuela

Russian Federation says 'not threatening anyone' in Venezuela Maduro, who retains control of state functions and the country's military, has said Guaidó is a puppet of the United States . "We call on Russian Federation today to cease all support of the Maduro regime and stand with Juan Guaido and stand with nations across this hemisphere and across the world until freedom is restored", Pence said. [Full Article...]

Boeing humbled, learning from Ethiopian crash: CEO Muilenberg

Boeing humbled, learning from Ethiopian crash: CEO Muilenberg He added: "We are all humbled and learning from this experience". In total, these cancelations will result in $150 million in lost revenues in the first quarter, on top of the previous hit of $60 million due to lost business from the government shutdown, the airline said. [Full Article...]

Turkey's ruling party leads in local elections

Turkey's ruling party leads in local elections Ruling party candidate Binali Yildirim, formerly a prime minister and transport minister for Turkey , said he campaigned hard for the city of 15 million. Both the AKP and opposition candidates were claiming victory in Istanbul late on Sunday evening. Erdogan appears to have also been wrong-footed by the surprise move of the pro-Kurdish HD Party's decision not to contest the main cities outside ... [Full Article...]

SC student who went missing overnight is dead

SC student who went missing overnight is dead South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and his wife Peggy have asked for prayers for the Josephson family. "Our hearts are broken, they are broken". The vehicle had automatic child safety locks which prevent passengers from opening the auto doors from the inside. Rowland, 24, is charged with murder and kidnapping in the death of Samantha Josephson, 21, Columbia police have said. [Full Article...]

Slovakia prepares to elect liberal lawyer as first female president

Slovakia prepares to elect liberal lawyer as first female president Aged 45, Caputova had fought her elections by declaring her contest between good and evil. The 45-year-old environmental lawyer's clear victory Saturday over the ruling party's candidate was a blow to the populist-left Smer-SD - the largest grouping in parliament - and could spell trouble for them in the European Union elections and next year's general vote. [Full Article...]

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg calls for more outside regulation

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg calls for more outside regulation Zuckerberg argues that new regulations are needed in four areas: harmful content, protection of elections, privacy and data portability. His comments come after Facebook announced it would ban praise, support and representation of white nationalism and white separatism on the platform in the wake of the Christchurch shooting . [Full Article...]

Biden doesn't recall alleged kissing incident from 2014

Biden doesn't recall alleged kissing incident from 2014 But we have arrived at an important time when women feel they can and should relate their experiences, and men should pay attention. Biden says he does not recall kissing flores. Durbin told host Chuck Todd that "all of us should take such allegations seriously and with respect". I felt powerless. I felt like I couldn't move. [Full Article...]

Arab leaders condemn US Golan decision at summit

Arab leaders condemn US Golan decision at summit Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani quit the meeting "after attending the opening ceremony", it said, with no further details. No reason was given for his departure. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who addressed the meeting in Tunis, said any resolution to the Syrian conflict must guarantee the territorial integrity of Syria "including the occupied Golan Heights". [Full Article...]

Erdogan faces test to keep cities as Turkey votes

Erdogan faces test to keep cities as Turkey votes Even before the final figures were announced, Erdogan's ally and former prime minister Binali Yildirim said he won the race in Istanbul, Turkey's commercial hub, a claim rejected by the opposition, which said it won. The HDP denies links to the outlawed militant Kurdistan Workers' Party. When Yildirim spoke, the state-run news agency showed 98.8 percent of votes tallied, and then stopped repor... [Full Article...]

Theresa May warned: You cannot ignore the will of parliament

Theresa May warned: You cannot ignore the will of parliament May has said she will step down if she manages to get her Brexit deal through parliament, paving the way for another leader to take charge of the next round of negotiations with Brussels about Britain's future ties to the bloc. MPs will consider further options through a series of indicative votes in parliament next week. The EU has called an emergency summit on 10 April to discuss the impli... [Full Article...]

Former WWE executive Linda McMahon taps out as Trump's small business administrator

Former WWE executive Linda McMahon taps out as Trump's small business administrator Friday at his Mar-a-Lago estate about reports that McMahon is stepping down . It's not clear why McMahon resigned from her position, although speculation from several insiders claims that she intends to play a large role in the fundraising efforts for Trump's 2020 re-election campaign. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump celebrates the end of the Mueller report on 'SNL'

Donald Trump celebrates the end of the Mueller report on 'SNL' Said De Niro's Mueller: "On the charge of obstruction of justice, we have not drawn a definitive conclusion". US President Donald Trump arrives at Palm Beach International Airport in Florida on March 22, 2019. Barr released a four-page letter that he says summarizes the report's key findings . A delighted Barr, played by SNL regular Aidy Bryant , responded, "No collusion , no diggity, ... [Full Article...]


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