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A Washington Redskins A Washington Redskins "Fake News" Story Went Viral to Make a Point
- December 14, 2017

The fabrications used headlines such "Washington Redskins to Change Name to Washington Redhawks". However, it also linked to a series of mock news stories promoting the move - web sites made up to look like stories from Sports Illustrated , ESPN , and the Washington Post . (more...)
Grassley: Trump must rethink nominee who called trans kids 'Satan's plan' Grassley: Trump must rethink nominee who called trans kids 'Satan's plan'
- December 14, 2017

Grassley, who had told the White House earlier this week to revoke the picks. Also Wednesday, Grassley (R-Iowa) told reporters that another of President Trump's judicial nominees, Jeff Mateer, won't be going anywhere either. Talley can gain more experience", a Shelby spokesman he said . During the course of his remarks, Mateer claimed the country has given itself over to debauchery, and that transgender children are evidence of a Satanic plot. (more...)
Wreaths Across America honors veterans Saturday Wreaths Across America honors veterans Saturday
- December 14, 2017

Following that, a short ceremony will be held, with Congressman Kevin McCarthy planning to speak as well as a member of the cemetery's support committee, which is organizing the event with the help of the Bakersfield Breakfast Rotary Club. "Two years ago, my father, who is a veteran, took me down to Arlington to participate in Wreaths Across America, and I was very moved by the experience", said Swoboda, who is now a senior at the Tome School. (more...)
Two Palestinian militants killed in Gaza explosion Two Palestinian militants killed in Gaza explosion
- December 14, 2017

The four were rushed to nearby Shifa medical center for treatment. "The IDF holds the Hamas terror organization accountable for this hostile act originating in the Gaza Strip", said the IDF following its response. Hamas has controlled the Gaza Strip since seizing it in 2007 in a near civil war with Fatah, leaving Palestinians with two separate administrations. (more...)
Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar
- December 14, 2017

News agencies said the reporters had been accused of violating Burma's sweeping Official Secrets Act , which dates from 1923, when the country was under British rule. Reuters President and Editor-in-Chief Stephen Adler called for their immediate release. He said they were "reporting on events of global importance" and were taken into custody during the course of that work. (more...)
United Nations envoy urges Putin to press for Syria elections United Nations envoy urges Putin to press for Syria elections
- December 14, 2017

Opposition spokesman Yahya Aridi said on Tuesday that the Damascus delegation told United Nations envoy Staffan de Mistura they won't negotiate directly. "The regime is not interested in getting involved in the political process, our priority is making Syria a safe place to come home to", Aridi warned. (more...)
Religious Parts of Christmas Fading From Public Life, Study Finds Religious Parts of Christmas Fading From Public Life, Study Finds
- December 14, 2017

Those numbers, Pew added, are roughly the same as those of 2013. Researchers at the Washington-based Pew Research Center describe the drop as "one of the most striking changes in recent years" as 57 per cent said they believed four central aspects to the biblical account. (more...)
Dana White Sounds Doubtful that Georges St-Pierre Ever Fights Again Dana White Sounds Doubtful that Georges St-Pierre Ever Fights Again
- December 13, 2017

So I'm just happy to have closure. Renzo Gracie black belt, eponymous founder of the Danaher Death Squad, and Georges St-Pierre's grappling coach - did not always feel GSP was going to make it out of UFC 217 with the belt around his waist. (more...)
Bomb Suspect Wanted Maximum Damage Bomb Suspect Wanted Maximum Damage
- December 13, 2017

Because the device was strapped to the suspect , the assumption is he had been prepared to die as a suicide bomber , the source said. Akayed Ullah , a 27-year-old Bangladeshi and self-described supporter of the radical group Islamic State, was also charged in a criminal complaint filed in us district court in Manhattan with bombing a public place, destruction of property by means of explosive and use of a destructive device. (more...)
Areas to the west under Winter Storm Warning Areas to the west under Winter Storm Warning
- December 13, 2017

This map shows the path of the Alberta clipper arriving in West Michigan Wednesday , Dec. 13, 2017. Snow accumulations of four to eight inches with localized amounts up to 10 inches are expected. The heaviest snow is expected to blanket Grand Haven, Grand Rapids and Charlotte to the north. He said the first batch is now moving through the area and is expected to bring less than an inch of snow. (more...)
President Donald Trump bans Kaspersky software use within US govt President Donald Trump bans Kaspersky software use within US govt
- December 13, 2017

USA agencies have investigated the allegations multiple times and it appears that they're convinced that the Moscow-based company might have links with the country's administration . " Kaspersky Lab continues to prioritize protecting its customers from cyber threats, regardless of their origin or objective, and collaborating globally with the IT security community to fight cybercrime". (more...)
After Alabama, Republicans pin blame on Steve Bannon After Alabama, Republicans pin blame on Steve Bannon
- December 13, 2017

A blinking Cuomo sat in silence as King ripped into Bannon before finally interjecting: " Peter King , I know where you're from and I know you like to knuckle up every now and then, but did you just call Steve Bannon a disheveled drunk?" The tweet said Bannon's "act is exhausted, inane and morally vacuous". (more...)
Saudis reopen cinemas - but don't expect mixed seating and sex scenes Saudis reopen cinemas - but don't expect mixed seating and sex scenes
- December 13, 2017

In 2016, and under Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 , an ambitious blueprint that has led to major transformations in the country, Saudi Arabia established the Entertainment authority. The government said there will be more than 300 cinemas with 2,000 screens across the kingdom by 2030. However, the initial decision to allow commercial licenses is a massive step forward for Saudi film lovers, and could potentially allow more Saudi filmmakers a chance to flourish-as well as inspire aspiring ... (more...)
CNN's Anderson Cooper's hacked Twitter account calls Trump a 'pathetic loser' CNN's Anderson Cooper's hacked Twitter account calls Trump a 'pathetic loser'
- December 13, 2017

The reply from Cooper was later deleted, though some Twitter users captured screenshots of the message. CNN, the network that employs Cooper, tweeted the same explanation. "Their slogan should be CNN, THE LEAST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS!" The then-candidate bristled at Cooper bringing up a poll he didn't like, saying "I don't know, you keep bringing up negative.You only want to bring up the negative". (more...)
North Korea: Urgent need to open channels, United Nations says after visit North Korea: Urgent need to open channels, United Nations says after visit
- December 13, 2017

Describing the current situation in the Korean peninsula as "most tense and risky peace and security issue" in the world, a visiting United Nations envoy has told the North Korean leadership that time is of the essence and it needs to implement all relevant Security Council resolutions. (more...)
Six things you should know about open enrollment Six things you should know about open enrollment
- December 13, 2017

Registering for health insurance can be stressful and hard, especially when it comes to enrolling in the health care marketplace, which is all online. Just make sure you or your parents pay the bills until then. Speaking of that, experts say you shouldn't let that happen without at least shopping the plans. (more...)
Baby girl seriously injured in stabbing in Toronto Baby girl seriously injured in stabbing in Toronto
- December 13, 2017

A woman initially fled the scene but was found by officers a short distance from the scene of the stabbings. She and the man have serious injuries. Another victim, a man, suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening. David Knowles said at least part of the incident occurred in the lobby. "However you want to look at it, this is an officer's worst nightmare". Police are is seeking assistance locating a man wanted in a sexual assault investigation which took place Monday, November ... (more...)
Iraq Holds Military Parade to Celebrate Victory over Daesh Iraq Holds Military Parade to Celebrate Victory over Daesh
- December 13, 2017

Daesh is an Arabic acronym for IS. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that Iraqi forces were in full control of the country's border with Syria . The jihadists' defeat is a massive turnaround for an organisation that in 2014 ruled over seven million people in a territory as big as Italy encompassing large parts of Syria and almost a third of Iraq. (more...)
Winter Olympics: Russian neutrals supported by country's Olympic Committee Winter Olympics: Russian neutrals supported by country's Olympic Committee
- December 13, 2017

The national hockey team attended the conference wearing shirts reading "Russia is in my heart", while other athletes turned up in blue uniforms designed for the Russian team to wear in Pyeongchang. "Patriotism and love for your country is in your heart, so no one can take it away from us". Separately, the parallel Oswald Commission - headed by another Swiss, the International Olympic Committee member Denis Oswald - was set up to examine Russian doping in Sochi in 2014 and has so far banned ... (more...)
At least five injured in Florida school bus crash At least five injured in Florida school bus crash
- December 13, 2017

The accident occurred on United States 27 at Lake Ridge Drive. A police report says the bus had stopped to allow students to board, and its lights were flashing when it was hit by the semi. (more...)

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