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Won't stand for silent weakening of health care standards Won't stand for silent weakening of health care standards
- August 10, 2017

The marketplace is also supposed to pay navigators to offer "free, objective, and trained help" on choosing insurance plans and clarifying questions about the enrollment process, as Karen Pollitz, a Senior Fellow at The Kaiser Family Foundation, explained to ABC. (more...)
ZHRF bats for rights of indigenous folks ZHRF bats for rights of indigenous folks
- August 10, 2017

Māori Party co-leaders Marama Fox and Te Ururoa Flavell say the worldwide day of the World's Indigenous Peoples helps shine a light on the continuing battle for indigenous peoples' rights. Despite their cultural differences, indigenous peoples from around the world share common problems related to the protection of their rights as distinct peoples. (more...)
United States claims to speak with one voice on N. Korea United States claims to speak with one voice on N. Korea
- August 10, 2017

He praised Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for his statement saying " Americans should sleep well at night" and called for strong economic sanctions against Pyongyang. Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan-who represents Alaska, one of the US locations the North Korean regime sometimes threatens with missile strikes-has stressed this. (more...)
ACLU Sues DC Metro for Rejecting Milo Yiannopoulos, First Amendment Ads ACLU Sues DC Metro for Rejecting Milo Yiannopoulos, First Amendment Ads
- August 10, 2017

The lawsuit , filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday centers on four ads: a PETA ad that encouraged riders to "Go Vegan", an advertisement for an FDA- approved abortion pill , a promo for a book by Yiannopoulos, and an ACLU campaign that highlighted a quote from the First Amendment. (more...)
Global stocks slide as US-N. Korea nuclear tensions rise Global stocks slide as US-N. Korea nuclear tensions rise
- August 10, 2017

The biggest fallers were G4S down 24.7p to 305.9p, Standard Chartered down 20.9p to 783.1p, Prudential down 44p to 1,841.5p, Shire down 92p to 3,945p. David Madden, market analyst at CMC Markets UK, said: "European stocks have suffered greatly today as traders were prompted to cut-and-run due to the escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea ". (more...)
ACLU of Maine Sues Paul Lepage For 'Facebook Censorship' ACLU of Maine Sues Paul Lepage For 'Facebook Censorship'
- August 10, 2017

The ACLU of Maine filed a lawsuit on Tuesday accusing LePage of censoring the "Paul LePage, Maine's Governor" Facebook page. They requested a written response within two weeks and never received one. LePage calls lawmakers hypocrites, and says he will submit legislation aimed at righting what he sees as a wrong. However, the ACLU argued it was the de-facto official account of the governor. (more...)
Manila looks to Asean to deal with North Korea Manila looks to Asean to deal with North Korea
- August 10, 2017

The regional grouping decides by consensus, and previous year Cambodia and Laos, who receive massive aid from China, blocked any mention of the arbitration ruling in the final text. Chinese President Xi Jinping says China will have the "confidence to conquer all forms of invasion" and won't allow the loss of "any piece" of its land to outsiders. (more...)
Tillerson visits Thailand, Malaysia to firm up relations Tillerson visits Thailand, Malaysia to firm up relations
- August 10, 2017

Malaysia's decades-old ties with North Korea burst into the global spotlight in January when suspected North Korean spies assassinated Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim jong-un, at Kuala Lumpur airport. (more...)
A landslide killed 24 people in China A landslide killed 24 people in China
- August 10, 2017

More than 200 rescue workers participated in the search for survivors after a flash flood demolished 71 houses in the village of Gengdi in Sichuan province on Tuesday, the Xinhua news agency reported. Pictures circulating on social media showed stunned people milling about on debris-strewn streets, fearful of going back inside as more than 1,000 aftershocks were detected, according to China's official quake monitoring agency. (more...)
Northwestern professor charged with murder to appear in California court Northwestern professor charged with murder to appear in California court
- August 10, 2017

These are from friends and colleagues who have known him for decades. Wine called his client a "gentle soul" whose life does not fit with the hairdresser's murder . The university announced Monday afternoon that he had been terminated. Nonetheless, Wine cautioned the public Monday to refrain from making conclusions about Lathem's involvement in the murder. (more...)
Russian Surveillance Plane Flies Over Washington - US Media Reports Russian Surveillance Plane Flies Over Washington - US Media Reports
- August 10, 2017

According to the treaty guidelines, USA airmen are aboard the Russian jet observing when an Open Skies flight occurs. "They come here just like we go there", the official said. Since the treaty entered into force in 2002, there have been more than 1,200 Open Skies flights. Senior U.S. intelligence and military officials have expressed concern that Russian Federation is taking advantage of technological advances to violate the spirit of the treaty. (more...)
Anti-LGBT Pastor: God Ordained Trump to Take Out Kim Jong Un Anti-LGBT Pastor: God Ordained Trump to Take Out Kim Jong Un
- August 10, 2017

Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, wanted Trump and everyone else to know that no namby-pamby Christian scruples about turning the other cheek or loving one's enemies should inhibit Trump. "Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established", Romans 13 reads."The authorities that exist have been established by God". (more...)
US Airstrikes Kill At Least 43 Civilians In Syria's Raqqa US Airstrikes Kill At Least 43 Civilians In Syria's Raqqa
- August 10, 2017

He also revealed the ways in which the new recruits were initiated into the al-Kharsha brigade in Syria , according to a Sunday Times report. The external operations unit is said to have included of a programme that trained European fighters in Syria and sent them to attack their home nations. (more...)
Educational App Released Ahead Of Highly Anticipated Solar Eclipse Educational App Released Ahead Of Highly Anticipated Solar Eclipse
- August 10, 2017

Here is some background on the eclipse and tips on how to best view the historical event . On Monday, August 21 , 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. "These glasses will block out 99.99 percent of the sun's light so you can safely view the eclipse ". A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun - thereby covering the sun. (more...)
Turkey grants German lawmakers access to soldiers as part of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation trip Turkey grants German lawmakers access to soldiers as part of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation trip
- August 10, 2017

Reuters has reported that Turkey has agreed to let German lawmakers visit soldiers serving at an air base in Turkey next month as part of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation trip, a letter from the German foreign minister showed on August 8, after Ankara refused a visit there to German MPs in July. (more...)
Republican makes provocative comments about McCain's brain cancer Republican makes provocative comments about McCain's brain cancer
- August 10, 2017

After CNN reported on Johnson's comments on Wednesday , the senator's backpedaling continued: "I'm disappointed I didn't more eloquently express my sympathy for what Senator McCain is going through". By about 1, 1:30, he voted no. "So you have to talk to John in terms of what was on his mind", Johnson said. A McCain spokesperson, Julie Tarallo, responded with a statement: "It is freakish and deeply unfortunate that Senator Johnson would question the judgment of a colleague and friend". (more...)
Montclair Animal Shelter teams up with local TV stations for adoption drive Montclair Animal Shelter teams up with local TV stations for adoption drive
- August 10, 2017

Of the more than 100 doctors, technicians, and other support staff at Emancipet, we can't name a single one that does not have a pet, nor a single person that did not find or adopt that pet. NBC4 Orange County Bureau Chief Vikki Vargas and Telemundo 52 reporter Martin Plascencia at Clear the Shelters at Irvine Animal Care Center on July 23, 2016. (more...)
Bizarre Diplomatic Dust-up Leaves US Diplomats Ill, Gets Cuban Diplomats Expelled Bizarre Diplomatic Dust-up Leaves US Diplomats Ill, Gets Cuban Diplomats Expelled
- August 10, 2017

Nauert did not specify what those incidents and symptoms included, saying only that they were under "investigation by the US government". Investigators were looking into whether elements of the Cuban government placed sonic devices that produce non-audible sound inside or outside the residences of roughly five US Embassy staffers with the intent of deafening them, AP cited one unnamed official as saying. (more...)
Israeli Court For First Time Revokes Citizenship of Convicted Arab Terrorist Israeli Court For First Time Revokes Citizenship of Convicted Arab Terrorist
- August 10, 2017

An Israeli court revoked the citizenship of an Arab-Israeli man over his terrorism conviction - reportedly for the first time - in a stabbing and car-ramming attack. They rights groups said the court decision deviated "from the principles of global law, and from the general rule according to which an individual can not be stripped of (their) citizenship and left stateless". (more...)
Putin Pledges Russian Support For Abkhazia's Independence, Security Putin Pledges Russian Support For Abkhazia's Independence, Security
- August 10, 2017

The Georgian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Putin's visit to Abkhazia "serves for legitimisation of the forceful change of borders of the sovereign state through military aggression, ethnic cleansing, and occupation". Khajimba, like Putin, is a former officer in the Soviet-era KGB spy agency. In turn, President of Abkhazia Raul Khajimba said that Abkhazia with Russia's support was moving on along the road of social economic development and addressing security and defense issues. (more...)

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