Ivanka Trump heads to Berlin to work on special relationship

April 26, 2017

Berlin (CNN)It could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship, after all. In the wake of a mid-March White House visit characterized by awkward moments — President Donald Trump apparently declined to shake German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hand in the Oval Office and he made an uncomfortable joke about wiretapping on live television — his most trusted adviser, daughter Ivanka Trump, is on her way to Germany. Ivanka Trump’s Berlin trip features a jam-packed Tuesday, …

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Jake Tapper Nails The Hypocrisy In Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Order

April 20, 2017

The president just signed an executive order to buy American, CNNs Jake Tapper said on The Lead on Tuesday in a clip posted online by Media Matters. So wait, does that mean that he wants me to stop buying Trump products? The presidents executive order includes a review of the H-1B visa program for highly skilled foreign workers. It does not include a review of the H-2B program, which Trump companies have used to hire more than 1,100 foreign workers since 2000, according to Reuters. More …

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Florida State Senator Drops Racist, Profanity-Laden Rant On Colleagues

April 19, 2017

The vulgar rant reportedly occurred during a private conversation over drinks Monday at a members-only club in Tallahassee, two senators told the publication. Artiles was speaking with fellow state Sens. Audrey Gibson (D) and Perry Thurston (D), who are both black, when he said that six n****rs had helped get Senate President Joe Negron (R) elected. Negron is white. Patricia Mazzei.And he called Negron a pussy. The Florida Times-Union reported Tuesday that it spoke with four people present …

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Democrats needed a win. They didn’t get one in Georgia.

April 19, 2017

(CNN)For the second time in a week, Republicans dodged a potential political cataclysm. Last Tuesday it was a special election in Kansas where the Republican candidate did just enough to win. This Tuesday it was another special election — this one in suburban Atlanta — where a slew of GOP candidates managed to keep Democrat Jon Ossoff just under 50%, forcing a June runoff. An Ossoff victory, which nearly came to pass despite the long Republican tradition in the district, would have …

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How Trump could make US a climate pariah over Paris pact

April 18, 2017

(CNN)Reports have it that President Donald Trump will assemble his advisers on Tuesday to decide on whether to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Naturally, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, a career-long, oil-industry shill from Oklahoma, is arguing to pull out. Yet even Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, former CEO of ExxonMobil, is arguing to stay. If Trump goes with Pruitt instead of Tillerson, he will immediately create a worldwide consensus on climate action: to fight the …

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Theatre director Michael Bogdanov has died aged 78 – BBC News

April 18, 2017

… prosecution brought by the morality campaigner Mary Whitehouse had been allowed to happen at all. His publicist said on Tuesday: “Michael’s iconoclastic approach to Shakespeare influenced a generation of audiences and practitioners, he had a life-long commitment to education and creating shows for young people and his approach to theatre was to make it political, accessible, joyous and transformative.” Related Topics Theatre More From this publisher : HERE Recommended …

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Trump’s saber-rattling is North Korea’s propaganda dream come true

April 13, 2017

… administrations have been attacking those countries who haven’t gotten nuclear weapons, and the Trump administration is no different from previous US governments in pinpointing those non-nuclear states,” a North Korean official told CNN. Pyongyang fears that if it was not nuclear armed, it would suffer the same fate as Syria and plunge into chaos and civil war. Relative calm South of the border, the situation is much different. On Tuesday, officials sought to reassure South …

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White House: Federal hiring freeze over, ‘surgical’ cuts begin

April 13, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration, in an attempt to remake the size and scope of the federal government, will inform federal agencies Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s federal ban on hiring is over. But the Office of Management and Budget expects agencies to begin implementing more “targeted” and “surgical” cuts to agency staffing. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday the guidance, which will go out to agencies Wednesday …

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Trump nominates John Sullivan for No. 2 spot at State

April 12, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump has nominated attorney John Sullivan to serve as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s deputy, the White House announced Tuesday. Sullivan is a partner at Mayer Brown in Washington and co-chairs the law firm’s national security practice. His nomination to the No. 2 spot at the State Department would fill one of the key national security positions still vacant as Democrats slow-walk the President’s nominees. Sullivan previously served as …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… President Bashar al Assad. But that was before a chemical weapons attack that was carried out last Tuesday killed 89 people in western Syria. The attack was widely blamed on Assad’s regime. And last week, U.S. President Donald Trump authorized a military strike against the Syrian airbase. It’s the location where the U.S. says the chemical attack was launched from. America has been carrying out airstrikes against ISIS locations in Syria for years. The missile strikes were the first …

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Eiffel Tower Goes Dark To Mourn Victims Of Stockholm Attack

April 8, 2017

At least four people were killed and more than a dozen injured after a vehicledrove into a crowd of peopleat a shopping district in Stockholm. This is the second time this week the Eiffel Tower has shut off its lights to show respect and solidarity with a country reeling from tragedy.The tower went dark Tuesday in response to an explosion thatkilled 14 people and injured 50 others in a subway in St. Petersburg, Russia. Paris Mayor Anne HidalgocalledFriday for the Eiffel Towers lights to be …

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Male Lawmakers Suggest Women Go To The ‘Zoo’ For Abortions

April 8, 2017

… safer, state Sen. Wayne Wallingford (R) added. Lets think about this. Babies, its three days, so although there are members of this body who dont agree with that three days, babies are three days, Onder said. So, zoo animals, it couldnt be more than 24 hours, right? Abortion clinics are so heavily regulated in Missouri that only one facility in the state can perform abortions. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday that a federal judge intends to block a pair of laws requiring that …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… Newsquiz. 1. In what nation would you find the city of Mocoa, which was recently struck by a deadly mudslide following torrential rain in the area? 2. What animal, which is commonly found in Florida, did the U.S. government recently reclassify as threatened instead of endangered? 3. The U.S. Fire Administration is part of what American government agency? 4. In what Russian city did an apparent terrorist attack take place in a subway on Tuesday? 5. What war-torn nation is the newest country …

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What we know about Syria’s chemical weapons

April 6, 2017

(CNN)Horrifying images and video show civilians — including children — struggling to breathe, foam coming from their mouths as they appear to die of asphyxiation after an airstrike on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Tuesday. Syria’s military has denied using chemical weapons and blamed rebels for the carnage, but activists say the regime is responsible for a chemical attack which killed at least 70 people. Russia, meanwhile, has blamed the deaths on a Syrian …

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Amid tension, cultural exchange and appreciation at the Russian embassy

April 6, 2017

Washington (CNN)US-Russia relations are facing considerable scrutiny during President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, filled with scandal over communications between key Trump aides and Russian officials and allegations of Moscow meddling in the 2016 election. But all of that was a world away Tuesday evening at the Russian embassy in Washington, as high school students from middle America participated in a rich cultural exchange. About 200 high school students from the …

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If Congress wants to put your browser history up for sale, why not buy theirs first?

April 5, 2017

… probably helps pay the bills, $500 million is likely juuust a bit out of Collins’ price range. So he did what many people in a financial crunch do: He started a GoFundMe campaign. Collins’ logic is pretty sound: If Congress wants to turn our privacy into something that can be bought, we the people can make a point by banding together to buy their privacy. The bill, which was passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday (and is expected to be signed by President Trump), …

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Hillary Clinton makes most political remarks since losing election

March 29, 2017

(CNN)Hillary Clinton took the stage at a diversity conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, making her most political comments since losing the 2016 presidential election. “There is no place I’d rather be than here with you,” Clinton said, before adding: “Other than the White House.” During her keynote address at the annual conference hosted by the Professional BusinessWomen of California, Clinton spoke largely about women’s equality and peppered in criticism …

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Bowel cancer tool to boost diagnosis in under-50s – BBC News

March 28, 2017

… those between 1% and 3% will be recommended for a faecal calprotectin test, to help diagnose conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Anyone found to be 1% risk or less will require no further tests. The assessment tool was made available to GPs on the British Journal of General Practice website on Tuesday. Bowel Cancer UK says it now hopes to integrate it into GP practices. Experts say the new tool is the first of its kind for younger people. ‘I’ve planned my funeral’ …

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Tillerson plan to skip NATO, visit Russia puts allies on edge

March 22, 2017

Washington (CNN)The State Department scrambled Tuesday to suggest new dates for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to attend a meeting of NATO foreign ministers after his plan to skip the annual gathering — but travel to Russia — came to light. Tillerson’s decision to miss his first NATO meeting but visit Russia a week later plunged his department into damage control, frustrated allies and left analysts scratching their heads at an administration that once again is rubbing …

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Takeaways from day one of the Gorsuch hearings

March 21, 2017

Washington (CNN)Fireworks are expected on day two of the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. On Tuesday, each senator on the Judiciary Committee will get 30 minutes to grill President Donald Trump’s pick. The session is expected to last 10 hours, following a lengthy and telling round of opening statements from senators and Gorsuch. Here’s what we learned Monday and what’s tap for Tuesday: …

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