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Lori Lightfoot elected first black, lesbian mayor of Chicago

Lori Lightfoot elected first black, lesbian mayor of Chicago She served as president of the Chicago Police Board from 2015 to 2018 and was co-chair of the Chicago Police Accountability Task Force in 2016. Seven other USA cities including Atlanta, New Orleans and San Francisco are now also led by black women. [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders raises $18.2m in 41 days, averaging $20 a donation

Bernie Sanders raises $18.2m in 41 days, averaging $20 a donation Now, there's a whole lot that we don't know yet, including how much the campaigns spent on acquiring those donations (or on other activities), and, obviously, the totals from the other 368 people running for president. Sanders' campaign did not quite reach 1 million individual donations as it hoped, but campaign manager Faiz Shakir said it "was important for us to set an ambitious goal", per ... [Full Article...]

Biden Promises to Be "More Mindful" of Women's Personal Space

Biden Promises to Be None of Biden's accusers have alleged the former vice-president made unwanted sexual advances, stating instead that Biden's unprompted physical contact was a violation of their personal space. "In my career, I've always tried to make a human connection", Biden said. "I felt like Joe Biden ". "After remarking on Biden being attacked by "socialists" over the touching claims, Trump joked: "'Welc... [Full Article...]

France and Ireland ‘in solidarity’ over Brexit

France and Ireland ‘in solidarity’ over Brexit Leo Varadkar held Brexit talks with Macron this afternoon as efforts intensify to find a solution to the current impasse, while German chancellor Angela Merkel is due to meet Varadkar in Dublin on Thursday to discuss no-deal preparations. [Full Article...]

Market advocacy group says closing US-Mexico border would be devastating

Market advocacy group says closing US-Mexico border would be devastating Closing the border completely would disrupt manufacturing supply lines and the flow of goods ranging from avocados to cars, making for a "potentially catastrophic economic impact", in the words of Republican Sen. $121 billion in 2018)". Those two consequences-one purely cosmetic, the other deeply devestating-do a pretty good job of summing up the importance of cross-border trade between the US... [Full Article...]

Mother of slain USC student: Killer created ‘a hole in our universe'

Mother of slain USC student: Killer created ‘a hole in our universe' Returning to the vehicle, the officer found blood in the boot - later determined to be that of New Jersey native Samantha - and the student's mobile. "Travel in groups and stay together". At Saturday night's news conference, authorities didn't take media questions. Hunters found Josephson's body Friday afternoon just hours after it was dumped, despite being left in an area that was "very har... [Full Article...]

Macron Says EU Cannot Be Held Hostage to Brexit Crisis in UK

Macron Says EU Cannot Be Held Hostage to Brexit Crisis in UK Speaking alongside Mr Macron, he said: "The UK is very much consumed by Brexit but Ireland, France and the European Union shouldn't be consumed by Brexit". Struggling to find majority support for her Brexit deal, May said on Tuesday she would ask the European Union for a further delay to Brexit beyond April 12 in a fresh attempt to end the deadlock. [Full Article...]

Turkey local election results delayed as AKP lodges objections

Turkey local election results delayed as AKP lodges objections Turkey's main opposition party appeared on course to seize control of Ankara in Sunday's local elections and defeat President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK Party in the capital for the first time since Erdogan came to power 16 years ago. [Full Article...]

Jody Wilson-Raybould kicked out of Liberal Party caucus

Trudeau told Wilson-Raybould on January 7, while she was vacationing in Bali, that he was moving her to Indigenous Services to replace Jane Philpott whom he was moving to Treasury Board to fill the void left by the retirement of Scott Brison. [Full Article...]

‘Blood Money’: Slain Saudi Journalist’s Children Getting Payouts From Riyadh

‘Blood Money’: Slain Saudi Journalist’s Children Getting Payouts From Riyadh Saudi Arabia s interior ministry said four people were executed Monday for drug trafficking, including one woman, bringing to 53 the number of people put to death this year. The others reside in the United States and are expected to sell their new Saudi properties. A Saudi official passed it off as part of a history of paying off victims of violent crime or natural disasters. [Full Article...]

Indian Army inflicts several casualties on Pak troops, destroys 7 military posts

Indian Army inflicts several casualties on Pak troops, destroys 7 military posts India claims it neutralized seven military posts in Rakhchikri and Rawalakote, in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir . Seven Pakistani military outposts across Kashmir's Line of Control were destroyed as retaliation for recent cross-border shelling, Indian officials have said . [Full Article...]

College student slain after mistaking a auto for her Uber ride

College student slain after mistaking a auto for her Uber ride He decided not to appear at a hearing in jail Sunday. "Our hearts are broken". "This was a bad scene", the police chief said at a news conference late Saturday. "Samantha was by herself". "Personally, I would check on the app how it says what vehicle you're going to be in". They told the State she was a sister at Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and planned to graduate in May before heading to l... [Full Article...]

SC student slaying eerily similar to 1992 case

SC student slaying eerily similar to 1992 case The Columbia, South Carolina community held a vigil for Josephson following her death, at which her father spoke. It had been about 14 hours since Josephson was last seen alive, and the gruesome discovery was made as police worked to retrace her steps after her roommates called police about 1:30 p.m. [Full Article...]

Woman with Chinese passports, malware arrested at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort

She remains in custody and will appear in court next week. Once inside, Zhang allegedly rode on a valet golf cart, and eventually told a receptionist she was at the club for a United Nations Chinese American Association event to take place later that day - an event which the receptionist knew wasn't scheduled. [Full Article...]

Security Clearance Scandal Highlights White House Conflicts Of Interest

Security Clearance Scandal Highlights White House Conflicts Of Interest Tricia Newbold , a security adviser of 18 years, said applications had been denied over concerns about foreign influence, drug use and criminal conduct only to later be approved by senior Trump aides with little explanation. Trump ordered Kelly to grant Kushner a security clearance despite concerns flagged by intelligence officials and McGahn, the Times reported. The ranking Republican on... [Full Article...]

Still No Barr Bump for Trump

Still No Barr Bump for Trump However, the Democrats have an unlikely ally in their quest to seek the full Mueller report: Donald Trump . Nadler's subpoena, then, is best seen as an act of political maneuvering: an advance indicator that Democrats are gearing up to portray necessary and innocuous redactions in the Mueller report as a grand coverup by a compromised attorney general to protect his boss the president. [Full Article...]

Stephen Colbert absolutely destroys Trump's threat to close the border with Mexico

Stephen Colbert absolutely destroys Trump's threat to close the border with Mexico Mexico, it turns out, is the second largest trading partner of the USA and the US Census Bureau revealed that in 2018 alone, trades totalled $612 billion. "They are apprehending people", he said . "Wait times in Brownsville [Texas] were around 180 minutes, which were two times the peaks of past year", said a senior DHS official on a call with reporters. [Full Article...]

Which Countries Is Trump Is Cutting Funding To

Which Countries Is Trump Is Cutting Funding To According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection , February of this year saw 78,000 apprehensions at the southern border-more than any other month in the past five years. "I think it's going to make things tragically worse, not better", Representative Michael McCaul said in a presentation at the Wilson Center think tank in Washington. [Full Article...]

Possible suspect detained in Nipsey Hussle murder case, police say

Possible suspect detained in Nipsey Hussle murder case, police say A stampede broke out in Los Angeles and left several people injured during a memorial for the rapper Nipsey Hussle , who was fatally shot on Sunday. Police said the rapper and the suspected killer had a personal dispute in the hours leading up to the shooting. [Full Article...]

Japan’s Next Imperial Era to Be Called ‘Reiwa,’ or ‘Auspicious Calm’

Japan’s Next Imperial Era to Be Called ‘Reiwa,’ or ‘Auspicious Calm’ Rules require that the name have two Japanese characters , known as Kanji, which are easily read and written but are unusual or literary in nature. Originally a Chinese tradition, the era name is made of two Chinese characters taken from classic Chinese literature. [Full Article...]


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