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Sessions Issues Blatant 'License to Discriminate' With 'Religious Freedom' Memo Sessions Issues Blatant 'License to Discriminate' With 'Religious Freedom' Memo
- October 07, 2017

Sharon McGowan, a former Justice Department lawyer who now works for Lambda Legal, says the memo doesn't discuss developing case law. Also today, the Trump administration issued two new federal rules gutting the Affordable Care Act's mandate for employer-provided insurance plans to include coverage for contraceptives at no cost to the employee. (more...)
Are Nuclear Weapons Illegal? Yes, but It Doesn't Matter Are Nuclear Weapons Illegal? Yes, but It Doesn't Matter
- October 07, 2017

The Times covered the award with a straightforward account that included this quote from an ICAN statement: "This prize is a tribute to the tireless efforts of many millions of campaigners and concerned citizens worldwide who, ever since the dawn of the atomic age, have loudly protested nuclear weapons, insisting that they can serve no legitimate goal and must be forever banished from the face of our earth". (more...)
U.S. poised to lift Sudan sanctions U.S. poised to lift Sudan sanctions
- October 07, 2017

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir remains wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes. Sudan will remain, for now, on the US list of state sponsors of terrorism - alongside Iran and Syria - which carries a ban on weapons sales and restrictions on USA aid. (more...)
Key Puerto Rico recovery statistics vanish from FEMA's website Key Puerto Rico recovery statistics vanish from FEMA's website
- October 07, 2017

President Trump speaks during a briefing on hurricane recovery efforts on October 3, 2017, in Puerto Rico . As for the millions of people on the island who are still without power or access to clean water... FEMA spokesperson William Booher said the figures are still available, but on a website managed by Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello, and only in Spanish. (more...)
What are the 'bump stocks' on the Las Vegas shooter's guns? What are the 'bump stocks' on the Las Vegas shooter's guns?
- October 06, 2017

Why were so many of them opposed to stricter gun control? "A lot of people like to go out to the range and experience that automatic weapon-firing phenomenon, which is quite awe-inspiring if you've never had the experience of putting that many rounds downrange that quickly", Barrett says. (more...)
Niger updates death toll from militant attack to 7 Niger updates death toll from militant attack to 7
- October 07, 2017

Army special operations commandos who were killed Wednesday when they came under fire in southwest Niger. McKenzie acknowledged any time American forces are deployed oversees they face dangers, even the potential to be attacked, but stressed the US military mission in Niger is not a combat operation. (more...)
She's Here: Girlfriend Of Las Vegas Shooter Arrived At LAX Last Night She's Here: Girlfriend Of Las Vegas Shooter Arrived At LAX Last Night
- October 06, 2017

Marilou Danley flew out of Manila's worldwide airport on Tuesday night for Los Angeles , immigration bureau spokeswoman Maria Antoinette Mangrobang told AFP. "To understand the "why" helps you deal with the tragedy that we've all faced and we've all faced it, so believe me, we want to know why", says Federal Bureau of Investigation special-agent-in-charge Aaron Rouse. (more...)
Las Vegas shooting victim stands for Pres. Trump despite leg injury Las Vegas shooting victim stands for Pres. Trump despite leg injury
- October 06, 2017

Mrs. Trump greets him and quietly says "don't get up" after seeing his injury. "I will never lie down when the President of this great country comes to shake my hand!" he wrote. Several social media users commended Gunderson for his patriotism. "Yesterday's visit to Las Vegas was both somber & uplifting", Trump captioned her post earlier in the day on Instagram following her and the president's trip to Las Vegas to meet with survivors of the largest mass shooting in America's history. (more...)
Vehicle run over by truck, four youngsters from Kerala killed in Bengaluru Vehicle run over by truck, four youngsters from Kerala killed in Bengaluru
- October 06, 2017

While two of the students were studying medicine in Bengaluru, two others are said to be studying in Tamil Nadu. The deceased have been identified as Joed Jacob, Divya, Nikith and Jeena. All the students hailed from Rajarajeshwari Medical College, Ramanagaram and were returning to their college after a brief holiday in Mysuru. "It must have all happened within seconds". (more...)
Tirador de masacre en Las Vegas intentó escapar, pero… Tirador de masacre en Las Vegas intentó escapar, pero…
- October 06, 2017

En ellas se puede observar de mejor manera la escena del crimen: algunas de las armas utilizadas por el agresor y otra perspectiva del cadáver de Paddock . Los investigadores dijeron que algo pudo haberle sucedido a Paddock entre octubre del año pasado y septiembre de este año, lo que lo llevó a comprar más armas y, en última instancia, a la masacre. (more...)
Arunachal: Seven killed in Mi-17 V5 helicopter crash Arunachal: Seven killed in Mi-17 V5 helicopter crash
- October 06, 2017

According to IAF sources, the crash took place a little after 6 am. A top official of IAF said seven people- five of them IAF officers and two army personnel-were on board. Mil Mi-17 (Hip) is a Russia-produced medium transport helicopter, which is used for cargo and troops airlifts and rescue operations around the world. (more...)
Donald Trump Says There's a Storm Coming, Confusing Everyone Everywhere Donald Trump Says There's a Storm Coming, Confusing Everyone Everywhere
- October 06, 2017

Trump made the remark during a photo opportunity at the White House as he and First Lady Melania prepared to have dinner with military leaders and their spouses, following a meeting with the officers. Reporters asked the president what he was talking about, what storm was coming. One unnamed reporter asked: "What's the storm? ". Could be. The calm before the storm . (more...)
Al-Qaida-linked group denies leader was wounded Al-Qaida-linked group denies leader was wounded
- October 06, 2017

Later on Wednesday, HTS denied in a statement on its official Telegram account that Jolani had been wounded, saying its leader was in good health. "The main obstacle to completing the annihilation of ISIS in Syria seems to be not the fighting ability of the terrorists themselves but the support and dalliance with their American colleagues", the ministry's spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in his briefing on Wednesday, state news agency Itar-Tass reported. (more...)
No extension of time for Dinakaran in AIADMK poll symbol case No extension of time for Dinakaran in AIADMK poll symbol case
- October 06, 2017

The EPS-OPS camp told the Election Commission at a hearing, which lasted two hours, that Sasikala and her nephew T T V Dhinakaran, who was appointed deputy general secretary of the AIADMK by her, have been removed from the party and can not stake claim over it or the "two leaves" election symbol. (more...)
Trump Administration Rescinds Obamacare's HHS Contraceptive Mandate
- October 06, 2017

Most of all, the administration says that the requirement puts a "substantial burden" on the free exercise of religion by the employers who object to it, which seems to be the heart of the matter. Among those who have resisted the mandate are the Little Sisters of the Poor , an order of Roman Catholic nuns who said that compliance with the mandate would make them "morally complicit in grave sin". (more...)
Las Vegas shooting: NRA urges new rules for gun 'bump Las Vegas shooting: NRA urges new rules for gun 'bump
- October 06, 2017

As she introduced legislation to ban " bump stocks " like those used by the Las Vegas shooter, Sen. At least one Republican senator, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, said outright he was prepared to vote to ban bump stocks. Ryan told reporters Thursday that he didn't know what a bump stock was until this week. "Everything that we've brought forward doesn't cut the mustard with the Republican majority", he said. (more...)
Trump leaves reporters hanging about comment at military event Trump leaves reporters hanging about comment at military event
- October 06, 2017

The cryptic message comes as the President is deciding whether to "decertify" the Iranian nuclear deal and amid heightened tensions between the US and North Korea . A handful of Special Forces soldiers were reportedly conducting a joint US-Nigerien patrol when they were attacked by 50 combatants believed to an ISIS-affiliate. (more...)
Trump calls Vegas shooter 'demented man' Trump calls Vegas shooter 'demented man'
- October 06, 2017

Trump spoke hours after a gunman on the 32nd floor of a Vegas Strip casino opened fire on people at an outdoor country music festival below. "I'm honored to be here today at the Las Vegas Metro Police Department in the company of heroes", the president said. (more...)
Warren requests funding for Puerto Rico Warren requests funding for Puerto Rico
- October 06, 2017

The administration's critics said the early response was not fast enough or on a scale that could help the island's 3.4 million American citizens. "So our commitment to make changes in government to make sure it's a more effective economy, to put things into the private sector's hands so that they can develop it, is still there", he said. (more...)
Iggy Azalea Sued By American Express Over Her Fancy Spending! Iggy Azalea Sued By American Express Over Her Fancy Spending!
- October 06, 2017

Australia-born rapper Iggy Azalea faces a lawsuit for failing to pay almost $300,000 worth of credit card debt. The lawsuit was filed at the Los Angeles County Superior Court with a claim that the singer has also gone $250k (£191k) over her card limit. (more...)

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