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Public Furor Unleashed Over US Gov't Ban on Using 'Fetus,' 'Transgender'
- December 19, 2017

Three words that had been flagged in these drafts were " vulnerable ", "entitlement" and " diversity ". A Department of Health and Human Services statement called the Post's report "a complete mischaracterization of discussions regarding the budget formulation process". (more...)
Mattis: North Korean Missiles Not a 'Capable Threat' Against US Mattis: North Korean Missiles Not a 'Capable Threat' Against US
- December 19, 2017

In Monday's commentary, KCNA referenced warnings of the cost and devastation of a US miscalculation on North Korea by Defense Priorities foreign policy expert and former CATO Institute defense policy head Charles Peña, which appeared in The National Interest and RealClearDefense earlier this year, as well as a recent letter by dozens of retired military officials advising Trump that "military options must not be the preferred course of action", reported by The Washington Post . (more...)
Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann Under Fire For Racially Insensitive Party Costume Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann Under Fire For Racially Insensitive Party Costume
- December 19, 2017

Griezmann looked destined to head to Manchester United at the time, with the striker declaring he there was a 60 per cent chance of him going. FC Barcelona (Spain) have begun the activities toward acquiring forward Antoine Griezmann from Atlético Madrid (Spain). (more...)
Trump judicial pick who drew ridicule at hearing withdraws Trump judicial pick who drew ridicule at hearing withdraws
- December 19, 2017

KENNEDY: State or federal court? Petersen: Senator Kennedy , I don't have that readily at my disposal, but I'd be happy to take a closer look at that. Mateer ran into trouble over 2015 speeches including one in which he referred to transgender children as being part of " Satan's plans ", CNN reported . (more...)
Kaspersky Lab sues Trump administration over software ban Kaspersky Lab sues Trump administration over software ban
- December 18, 2017

Kaspersky sued the government in federal court today, arguing that it has been deprived of its due process rights. In the decision, then-acting Homeland Security Director Elaine Duke cited ties between Kaspersky officials and the Putin government, and said continued federal use of the software is a national security threat because Russian Federation, "whether acting on its own or in collaboration with Kaspersky, could capitalize on access provided by Kaspersky products". (more...)
Navy pilot describes 2004 encounter with UFO off San Diego coast Navy pilot describes 2004 encounter with UFO off San Diego coast
- December 18, 2017

Some of it is captured in a video made public by officials with a Pentagon program that investigated U.F.O.s. From 2008 through 2011, the Pentagon secretly spent US$22 million on a little-known program to research and investigate the threats posed by unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, The New York Times reported on Saturday. (more...)
Zimbabwe military chief looks set for vice presidency Zimbabwe military chief looks set for vice presidency
- December 18, 2017

Mnangagwa has appointed several senior military officers to his cabinet and the ruling party's executive Politburo since he was sworn in as president on November 24. Operation Restore Legacy is a military operation which triggered the demise of former President Mugabe who had been the sole leader of the country for a good thirty seven years since the country attained its independence in 1980. (more...)
Trump Bashes FBI Russia Probe, Leaves Open Possible Flynn Pardon Trump Bashes FBI Russia Probe, Leaves Open Possible Flynn Pardon
- December 18, 2017

President Donald Trump flies to Quantaco, Virginia Friday to speak at the graduation of the FBI Academy, just weeks after saying the Bureau was in 'tatters'. The FBI Academy accepts nominated law enforcement personnel from across the country. Instead, Trump's speech focused on his "law and order" agenda, and he echoed comments Attorney General Jeff Sessions has frequently made since Inauguration Day: The administration backs the police. (more...)
Obama Administration Undercut Task Force to Get Iran Nuke Deal Obama Administration Undercut Task Force to Get Iran Nuke Deal
- December 18, 2017

The campaign, dubbed Project Cassandra, was launched in 2008 after the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed evidence that Hezbollah had transformed itself from a Middle East-focused military and political organization into an global crime syndicate that some investigators believed was collecting $1 billion a year from drug and weapons trafficking, money laundering and other criminal activities. (more...)
Syria's Assad welcomes United Nations role in possible Syrian elections
- December 18, 2017

He added the Syrian government also welcomes the UN's and the global community's efforts to bring peace to Syria - as long as Syrian sovereignty is respected. Despite being a leading backer of the Syrian opposition, France has sought a more pragmatic approach to the Syrian conflict since the arrival of President Emmanuel Macron, saying that the departure of al-Assad was not a pre-condition for talks. (more...)
Puerto Rico's governor orders review of deaths possibly tied to Maria Puerto Rico's governor orders review of deaths possibly tied to Maria
- December 18, 2017

Puerto Rico's Center for Investigative Journalism also estimated that 1,065 more people than usual had died in September and October of 2017 than in the same period in 2016 and 2015. The official death toll stands at 64, but an in-depth investigation by CNN revealed that the number could be much higher. These outlets said their numbers stemmed from visits to funeral homes, senior citizens' centres and hospitals, as well as death counts from government statistics agencies. (more...)
ANC begins voting to elect Jacob Zuma's successor ANC begins voting to elect Jacob Zuma's successor
- December 18, 2017

Mr. Zuma, who will cease to be party leader this week but whose term as the country's president does not end until 2019, will leave his successor a number of problems, but one above all: a once-heroic liberation party that has now become associated with graft, cronyism and incompetence and has been losing core supporters. (more...)
Judge Napolitano: Mueller Did Not Improperly Obtain Trump Transition Emails Judge Napolitano: Mueller Did Not Improperly Obtain Trump Transition Emails
- December 18, 2017

Lewis "Scooter" Libby, during the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation. Analysts said however that the letter from the Trump transition lawyer was a political move rather than a sound legal gambit. Mueller removed Strzok from the investigation when he discovered his bias. Senior Democrats voiced concern about what actions such increasingly heated rhetoric might herald. (more...)
USA judge steps down after accusations of sexual misconduct USA judge steps down after accusations of sexual misconduct
- December 18, 2017

He added, "It grieves me to learn that I caused any of my clerks to feel uncomfortable; this was never my intent. Nor would such a battle be good for my beloved federal judiciary", he said. "One or more " of Kozinski's clerks had resigned after the allegations against Kozinski became public, a court official told the paper. Kozinski, 67, was chief judge of the 9th Circuit, the largest federal appeals court circuit in the country, from 2007 to 2014. (more...)
Birmingham crash horror: Investigations continue after first victim is named Birmingham crash horror: Investigations continue after first victim is named
- December 18, 2017

West Midlands Police have warned the road is likely to remain closed "for a very long time", with detectives describing the circumstances of the "serious collision" as " very hard and upsetting". Superintendent Sean Phillips, from West Midlands Police, told a press conference on Sunday: 'It is way too early to speculate on the causes of the accident. (more...)
Two people dead after blaze at Cameron House hotel Two people dead after blaze at Cameron House hotel
- December 18, 2017

It is understood staff and guests have been evacuated from the luxury hotel. Firefighters used an aerial platform to beat back flames on the roof of the hotel and also carried out searches in the building, treating some guests at the scene for smoke inhalation. (more...)
Joe Manchin Says It Was Premature For Franken To Announce Resignation Joe Manchin Says It Was Premature For Franken To Announce Resignation
- December 18, 2017

At least four are now second-guessing their statements against Franken, raising the question of whether the disgraced senator will still step down. "I, of all people, am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office", he said. (more...)
Amtrak Train Derails on I-5 Near Tacoma, Washington Amtrak Train Derails on I-5 Near Tacoma, Washington
- December 18, 2017

The chair of Pierce Transit's advisory board, Chris Karnes, wrote on Twitter, "The train has derailed". No other information was immediately available. "Skip traffic", Amtrak says on its promotional material for the Cascades trains. "I am fine, but the train is destroyed". The southbound lanes of Interstate 5, which see about 60,000 vehicles per day, are expected to be closed for "an extended period", according to the WSDOT. (more...)
Twitter 'purge' bans numerous white nationalists, including one recently retweeted by Trump Twitter 'purge' bans numerous white nationalists, including one recently retweeted by Trump
- December 18, 2017

But recently, when Trump retweeted several violent, anti-Muslim videos from Britain First (a British hate group so frightful its own founder quit), it brought the social media company's near-total failure to contain its worst elements into focus. (more...)
Police Drone Sparks Dramatic Rescue Of Woman Trapped In Mine Shaft Police Drone Sparks Dramatic Rescue Of Woman Trapped In Mine Shaft
- December 18, 2017

Police discovered the woman using a police drone about 10.20am yesterday following several days of searching. She was taken to Lightning Ridge Hospital in a stable condition and police say she is lucky to be alive. "She's reported that she went for a midnight walk from the camp, which is obviously unsafe in those sorts of area and she's found that out", said Inspector Checkley. (more...)

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