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Sanders says Trump wasn't blaming Florida shooting on FBI Russia investigation Sanders says Trump wasn't blaming Florida shooting on FBI Russia investigation
- February 22, 2018

Sanders said Tuesday that the president had repeatedly "acknowledged" the meddling took place but asserted that "it didn't have an impact" and that the Trump campaign did not aid Russian Federation in its covert operation. "President Trump and the administration have made it clear that interference in our elections will have consequences and we're going to continue to impose consequences in response to Russian cyber attacks". (more...)
Winter storm bears down on Oregon, SW Washington Winter storm bears down on Oregon, SW Washington
- February 22, 2018

Motorists traveling during the Advisory period should plan on slippery road conditions and reduced visibilities, especially during the morning commute. Partly sunny, with a high near 40. Winds could gust as high as 20 miles per hour. "And at last as it stands right now, we have it actually transitioning into rain rather than snow through Friday ". (more...)
Judge denies AT&T access to White House correspondence on Time Warner deal Judge denies AT&T access to White House correspondence on Time Warner deal
- February 22, 2018

AT&T has argued that it is subject to "selective enforcement", that is, that the DOJ's motivation in bringing the case is primarily political, and motivated by President Trump's well-known dislike of CNN, a Time Warner property. In the decision yesterday, the judge on the case said the companies had fallen "far short" of the legal bar required to receive the documents. AT&T has argued that the Justice Department has approved other similar mergers, including the Comcast-NBC Universal merger, ... (more...)
Omarosa reveals a White House staffer is 'sleeping around with everybody' Omarosa reveals a White House staffer is 'sleeping around with everybody'
- February 22, 2018

Since you're asking me, you stood strong by somebody who you have known and have been loyal to and have known for a long time and who has supported you, and people judged you for that. This is big given that it could alter in part what Omarosa wants to do. She's slightly more ambitious and aware than Metta and Mark, which is saying nearly nothing. (more...)
Anthony Davis: Pelicans would've been title contenders if DeMarcus Cousins not hurt Anthony Davis: Pelicans would've been title contenders if DeMarcus Cousins not hurt
- February 22, 2018

The New Orleans Pelicans were always going to be fighting for a playoff spot, but Anthony Davis feels DeMarcus Cousins' season-ending injury robbed the team of a chance to truly contend. I know what it takes to win championships. Since that time the Pelicans are 4-5, and now hold the eight seed in the Western Confernce. Will he regain top form after the Achilles issue? The earliest his current contract can end would be after the 2019-20 season. (more...)
Minneapolis Students Plan Walkout in Push for Action on Gun Control Minneapolis Students Plan Walkout in Push for Action on Gun Control
- February 22, 2018

The vote drew the ire of student shooting survivor Florence Yared, who directed her comments to lawmakers who voted against the measure. Some conspiracy theorists said the shooting was faked by the government and accused victims' families of being paid actors. (more...)
Macron is Planning Tougher Rules on Asylum in France Macron is Planning Tougher Rules on Asylum in France
- February 22, 2018

NGOs, lawyers and employees from France's asylum office, on strike for the first time in five years, staged a protest on Wednesday with placards reading: "Death of the right to asylum". That is still well below the 186,000 arrivals of asylum seekers registered that year in Germany. The government said the bill, presented at a Cabinet meeting, aims at accelerating expulsion of people who don't qualify for asylum. (more...)
Wisconsin Lawmakers Pass Bill Limiting Abortion Coverage Wisconsin Lawmakers Pass Bill Limiting Abortion Coverage
- February 22, 2018

David Craig, R-town of Vernon. The second asks the state legislature to pass a law making sure pre-exisiting conditions are covered - no matter what happens at the federal level. The program would pay 80 percent of claims between $50,000 and $250,000 starting in 2019 with the goal of significantly reducing premium increases. (more...)
Police chase shuts down United States 101 Northbound in Ventura Police chase shuts down United States 101 Northbound in Ventura
- February 22, 2018

Cops asked the CHP for help in locating the person's vehicle. Check back for updates and avoid Highway 101 in that area for the time being. Officers said the man began driving erratically before slumping over into the passenger side of the vehicle and eventually coming to a stop in the middle of the northbound 101 Freeway just south of Seaward Avenue in Ventura. (more...)
"Moms Demand Action" protest on steps of Capitol
- February 22, 2018

Jennifer Rosen Heinz, the group's Madison leader, says the reaction to massacres like the one last week at a Florida high school leaves people cynical about creating change. "I'm hopeful, but I don't think it's going to happen". The advert follows days of criticism of United States legislators for allegedly being in thrall to the National Rifle Association (NRA ) and other gun rights organisations which together spent almost $54m in the 2016 election cycle to support candidates of whom they ... (more...)
Idaho State Senator Rails Against College Lobbyists: 'Abortion is Murder' Idaho State Senator Rails Against College Lobbyists: 'Abortion is Murder'
- February 22, 2018

The students were not at the Capitol to talk about abortion , said Paul Dillon, public affairs director of Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho . "Even if you disagree with what we have to say, there's no excuse for that kind behavior". Foreman also told the AP he denies tweets that he may have sent from an unverified Twitter account about killing babies. (more...)
Gun control isn't the only way to protect children's lives Gun control isn't the only way to protect children's lives
- February 22, 2018

Anyone, anytime, can gift a gun to anyone else. After last week's school shooting, some Americans are okay with that, especially those families who are grieving. I have no understanding of why semi-automatic weapons are allowed to be so easily purchased in our nation. However, there are serious implications of the Second Amendment for ordinary, sensible and law-abiding citizens. (more...)
Justice Department Task Force to Crack Down on Election Interference Justice Department Task Force to Crack Down on Election Interference
- February 22, 2018

Top intelligence and law enforcement officials, including from Justice, told a congressional hearing panel last week that Russian Federation will nearly certainly try to interfere with the midterms, as they did the 2016 presidential elections , and that the country was not adequately prepared to combat the threat. (more...)
Watchdog group: Countries move too slowly against corruption Watchdog group: Countries move too slowly against corruption
- February 22, 2018

The European Union & Western Europe got the highest regional average score with 66, while countries in Sub-Saharan Africa performed the worst, with an average score of 32. TI said New Zealand and Denmark ranked the cleanest, with scores of 89 and 88 respectively, while Syria, South Sudan, and Somalia were at the bottom, with scores of 14, 12, and nine. (more...)
Woman in Penang charged with Indonesian maid's murder
- February 22, 2018

Meanwhile, her daughter, Jayavartiny Rajamanickam, 36, claimed trial to employing Adelina, who did not possess a valid pass, at the same place, between March 2017 and Feb 10 this year. On February 11, Adelina died while receiving treatment at Bukit Mertajam Hospital. Her death triggered outrage from non-governmental organisations and netizens. (more...)
At least 44 dead as bus veers off cliff in Peru At least 44 dead as bus veers off cliff in Peru
- February 22, 2018

Six people survived the fall, including Maximo Jimenez Vilcayaure, who leaped out of a window just before the bus plunged off the cliff. In that case, a lorry driver clipped the coach, causing the latter to veer off the road and down a steep cliff. (more...)
SPLC: Number of U.S. hate groups rises 20 percent in three years SPLC: Number of U.S. hate groups rises 20 percent in three years
- February 22, 2018

Neo-Nazi protestors organized by the National Socialist Movement demonstrate near where the grand opening ceremonies were held for the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, on April 19, 2009 in Skokie, Illinois. The study found a decline in the number of Ku-Klux-Klan associate groups, according to the study. Beirich attributed the decrease in KKK chapters to the growing appeal of the alt-right , a loosely knit coalition of white supremacists, white nationalists and neo-Nazis ... (more...)
New emissions laws likely as Government loses court case over pollution plans New emissions laws likely as Government loses court case over pollution plans
- February 22, 2018

Environmental lawyers ClientEarth hauled the Departments for Transport and Environment, Food and Rural affairs before the High Court over unacceptably high levels of pollution across the United Kingdom, and the government's lack of action in tackling them. (more...)
Billy Graham dead at 99: President Donald Trump responds Billy Graham dead at 99: President Donald Trump responds
- February 22, 2018

His early audiences were predominantly white, middle-class and conservative. He leaves behind five children: Virginia Leftwich, Anne Graham Lotz, Ruth Graham, Franklin Graham, and Nelson Edman Graham. " Billy Graham was America's pastor". He believed God knew no borders or nationalities. It was a calculated risk. Graham was known for his sense of humor and for maintaining a nonpartisan Christian view, which earned him some criticism. (more...)
Students Hospitalised After Suspected Drugs Overdose Students Hospitalised After Suspected Drugs Overdose
- February 22, 2018

The other two boys were stable when they were taken to hospital. At 3.30pm on Wednesday, Queensland Ambulance tweeted the service was assessing "several patients" that had reportedly taken an unknown substance. "The police take a very dim view of this", Inspector Wormald said. "There is a number of types of drugs that it could be", Mr Wormald said, adding that police were investigating whether the drugs may have been purchased on the internet. (more...)

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