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States can now stop funding Planned Parenthood States can now stop funding Planned Parenthood
- April 22, 2017

It's the latest Obama-era regulation that Trump's overturned. He repeatedly vowed, throughout the presidential campaign, that attacking the health care organization would be a top priority for the Trump administration. Roughly 40 percent of Planned Parenthood's operating budget - about $536 million - relies on federal dollars . Richards said the Trump bill opens the door for states to take a significant amount of money away from those critical women's services. (more...)
Queen Elizabeth's 91 years in 91 seconds Queen Elizabeth's 91 years in 91 seconds
- April 22, 2017

The 41 rounds fired in the Park are the standard 21-gun salute plus 20 rounds because it is a royal park. Queen Elizabeth II was born on 21 April 1926 in central London , during the era of American president Calvin Coolidge and soviet leader Joseph Stalin. (more...)
Ahmadinejad barred from Iran election by Guardian Council: state media Ahmadinejad barred from Iran election by Guardian Council: state media
- April 22, 2017

Earlier this month, the Iranian Judiciary spokesman said lawsuits filed against Ahmadinejad and Baqaei with regard to administrative violations were open and no final verdicts had been still given on them. Raisi, a law professor, has criticised Rouhani's economic record, portraying himself as a champion of the poor. Ahmadinejad joins an expanding list of former Iranian presidents who have fallen foul of the establishment following their departure from office. (more...)
India not aware of Kulbhushan Jadhav's whereabouts, says MEA India not aware of Kulbhushan Jadhav's whereabouts, says MEA
- April 22, 2017

Jadhav was arrested in March past year, "for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan", according to a statement released by the Pakistan armed forces. About his fake passport and identity, Baglay said, "We can not ascertain anything since we did not have any consular access". Pakistan and India can not be enemies forever and need to engage with each other to resolve their disputes, Pakistan's National Security Adviser Naseer Khan Janjua has said. (more...)
Egypt: Attack Provides Further Justification for Crackdowns Egypt: Attack Provides Further Justification for Crackdowns
- April 22, 2017

The first Sunday bombing - at the Mar Girgis Church in Tanta city north of Cairo - killed 27 people, the health ministry said . At least 17 people perished at St Mark's Cathedral in Alexandria , the historic seat of Christendom in Egypt . (more...)
Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad disqualified from presidential election Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad disqualified from presidential election
- April 22, 2017

The Guardian Council said it had compiled a final list of candidates earlier on Thursday and that the interior ministry would announce their names by Sunday. "The election is a very hard and important test for all of us ... a high turnout will show to the world that the establishment enjoys the strong backing and support of its people", Tehran today prayer leader Ayatollah Mohammadali Movahedi-Kermani told worshippers, state TV reported. (more...)
Daesh 'mufti' killed in W. Mosul: Iraqi police official Daesh 'mufti' killed in W. Mosul: Iraqi police official
- April 22, 2017

Western Mosul, home to the densely populated Old City and a traditional jihadist bastion, is expected to offer stiffer resistance than the east. The Islamic State group used chemical weapons against Iraqi forces taking part in the operation to recapture Mosul, injuring some security personnel, the military said on Sunday, April 16, according to AFP. (more...)
UK parliament approves June 8 general election UK parliament approves June 8 general election
- April 22, 2017

The SNP stood apart from the other mainstream parties, accusing Ms May of political opportunism in the timing of the vote, but did not actively block it, choosing instead to abstain. "This election is about her government's failure to rebuild the economy and living standards for the majority". As we now know, Theresa May confirmed that there will be an election on June 8 following a vote in the House of Commons . (more...)
Language for felon voter restoration proposal OK for ballot Language for felon voter restoration proposal OK for ballot
- April 22, 2017

A divided court ruled 4-2 on Thursday that the casino amendment was not misleading and sticks to one subject. The gambling legislation negotiations between the Florida Senate and House were suddenly postponed after the Florida Supreme Court made a decision to give the green light to a proposed constitutional change in terms of gambling . (more...)
Second South Korean Top Business Leader Charged in Park Corruption Scandal Second South Korean Top Business Leader Charged in Park Corruption Scandal
- April 22, 2017

Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives for questioning on her arrest warrant at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, on March 30. SK Group avoided prosecution as it did not give 8.9 billion won in donations sought by the former president. Prosecutors have been accelerating the investigation to conclude it before Monday's launch of the official campaign for the May 9 presidential election. (more...)
Palestinian prisoners on mass hunger strike Palestinian prisoners on mass hunger strike
- April 22, 2017

In the Palestinian Authority and Gaza , thousands staged solidarity marches Monday to mark Prisoners' Day. With the Israeli occupation of Palestine soon marking 50 long years, and with Israel's backer the United States unwilling or unable to rein in its excesses, Palestinians have had to turn to other means to resist. (more...)
Missing teen found with former teacher Missing teen found with former teacher
- April 22, 2017

The man who called 911, Griffin Barry, is from Brentwood. "That kind of clues people in". "A tip was given to the TBI last night because of the media". "He is charged with transportation of a minor across state lines for the objective of sexual intercourse", Smith said. He added that he believed his daughter was brainwashed. (more...)
Turkey's Erdogan says he's set to meet Trump in Washington
- April 22, 2017

Following the failed coup, Turkey sent the U.S.an official request for Gulen's extradition based on a 1979 treaty between the two countries. But it has been particularly outraged by an electoral board decision, announced as the polls closed Sunday, to accept ballots that didn't bear the official stamps used to verify they are genuine, as required by Turkish law. (more...)
Melenchon Gains Momentum As French Election Enters Final Straight Melenchon Gains Momentum As French Election Enters Final Straight
- April 22, 2017

Polls appear to indicate that Front National candidate Marine Le Pen will make it through to the second round of the vote with far-left candidate Jean Luc Melenchon gaining ground on centrist Emmanuel Macron. In an Ifop-Fiducial poll for Le Journal du Dimanche (JDD) newspaper, 86 per cent of National Front voters said they "no longer feel at home" in France and 73 per cent considered Islam incompatible with the French republic. (more...)
UK Labour won't offer second Brexit vote UK Labour won't offer second Brexit vote
- April 22, 2017

Unfortunately, under Jeremy Corbyn, the past two years have been marred by bitter in-fighting and swing voters may well wonder why they should support someone who can not command the support of his own MPs. Corbyn's left-wing stance has boosted Labour's membership but is unpopular with many of his MPs, who believe he can never secure the broad support needed to win power. (more...)
12 die as rioting breaks out in Venezuela 12 die as rioting breaks out in Venezuela
- April 22, 2017

They were met by tear gas and rubber bullets as they tried to march to downtown Caracas . Dozens even had to slide down a concrete embankment and into the Guaire River to escape the noxious fumes. Sit-ins to block major highways are planned for Monday. Government agencies seized the plant, vehicles on its property, and froze GM's Venezuelan bank accounts as part of a 20-year-old civil suit. (more...)
US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Asked To Step Down US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Asked To Step Down
- April 22, 2017

In this role, she advised the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the recruitment, assignment, deployment, retention, and career development of Corps nurse professionals. He replaced Boris D. Lushniak, who was acting surgeon general since July that year. In 1995, Murthy co-founded Visions Worldwide, an organization focused on HIV/AIDS education in India and the U.S. (more...)
Pence: Misinformation about Carl Vinson's whereabouts not intentional
- April 22, 2017

The Carl Vinson took part last month in the U.S. But White House press secretary Sean Spicer, during his daily media briefing on Wednesday, disputed the notion that the administration had led anyone astray. In the Facebook post , Kilby did not indicate why the Pentagon did not correct administration officials who indicated that the Carl Vinson was near North Korea last weekend in response to the possibility that Pyongyang would conduct a sixth underground nuclear test or try to test ... (more...)
Le Pen 'exploited Paris shooting to boost campaign'
- April 22, 2017

Following the murder of four Jews at a kosher shop in Paris in 2015, the French government deployed 12,000 soldiers and police officers around Jewish institutions. "In times such as these we have to demonstrate that France is united", he said. Because the French are fed up with living under a state of emergency and being under siege by radical Islamic terrorists. (more...)
Corbyn and May trade blows as campaigning begins
- April 22, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn has ruled out backing a second referendum on the final Brexit deal after suggestions Labour could include the policy in their general election manifesto. The Labour leader urged voters to "watch this space" despite opinion polls putting his party as many as 24 points behind the Tories ahead of the June 8 vote. (more...)