China’s Xi says there’s no tolerance for subversion in Hong Kong

July 2, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday said any activities in Hong Kong seen as threatening China’s sovereignty and stability would be “absolutely impermissible,” employing some of his harshest language yet toward pro-democracy activities in the territory. In a speech marking 20 years since the city became a semi-autonomous Chinese region after its handover from Britain, Xi pledged Beijing’s support for the “one country, two systems” blueprint, under which Hong Kong…

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Stormont power-sharing talks going down to the wire – BBC News

June 29, 2017

Sticking points as Stormont deadline looms Tory-DUP deal: What you need to know How will the 1bn be spent? How will deal affect Stormont talks? On Tuesday, Secretary of State James Brokenshire said there had been “intensive engagement” but warned that time for a deal was running short, stressing that the deadline was set down in law. The parties have until 16:00 BST on Thursday to restore the executive or…

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Off-Duty Officer Chokes Black Teen For Being On His Lawn

June 28, 2017

Another minor filmed a portion of the Saturday confrontation, which relatives of the teen later shared on Facebook, where it went viral. As seen in the video below, an adult man straddles the teen and puts his hand around his neck.The man can be heard scolding the teen for coming onto his property and says,Im going to fucking kill you. Andrew M. Stroth, a civil rights attorney who is representing…

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Dad Of Missing 5-Year-Old California Boy Arrested In His Murder

June 24, 2017

Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department homicide investigators seized Aramazd Andressian, 35, Friday afternoon and hes being held in jail in lieu of $10 million bail. Hell be returned from Las Vegas to Los Angeles afterextradition proceedings, according to a sheriffs department statement. Andressians estranged wife called police April 22 when he failed to return their son after a trip to Disneyland. The boy, Aramazd Andressian Jr., was last spotted on…

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In North Carolina, Women Can’t Withdraw Consent After Sex Begins

June 24, 2017

North Carolina is the only state in the U.S. where no doesnt mean no, state Sen. Jeff Jackson (D-Mecklenburg) told The Fayetteville Observer this week. Jackson is the sponsor of Senate Bill 553, which states that a person who continues to engage in intercourse after consent is withdrawn can be charged with rape. The bill applies specifically to vaginal intercourse. The states Supreme Court ultimately ruled that Hesters date had…

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

NEW YORK On a cloudy May morning, Rose Marcario, the chief executive of outdoor retailer Patagonia, stared out a second-story window of a Manhattan restaurant, watching construction workers jackhammer the street below. The workers made her think of her grandfather, an Italian immigrant who, after making it through Ellis Island in the 1920s, got his first job digging the streets of this city. He earned 10 cents a day and…

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84 Great Danes Rescued In New Hampshire In ‘Worst’ Squalor

June 18, 2017

Owner Christina Ray, 60, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of animal neglect after police, animal control officers and personnel from the Humane Society of the United States on Friday freed dogs in cages and rounded up scores of others roaming sections of Rays dilapidated eight-bedroom mansion in Wolfeboro. Nine puppies were collected at another property. Several dogs had the run of sections of the dilapidated mansion where the operation…

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Judicial Watch seeking documents unlawfully removed by Comey

June 18, 2017

Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch is calling on Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to recover and release federal records and memos it claims were unlawfully removed by former Director James Comey, threatening the FBI with a lawsuit should the bureau not comply. Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, penned a letter to McCabe on June 14 warning of a potential violation of the Federal Records Act, which is the basis for the…

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Iraqi detainees in Michigan fear deportation

June 16, 2017

Detroit (CNN)Brianna Al-Dilami met her Iraqi husband the day he came to America in 1998 and they’ve been together ever since. But her husband was arrested by US immigration officers last weekend, and she has been searching for answers about his fate, fearing he’ll be sent back to Iraq. Five of the suit’s petitioners are Christian, the other two — including Al Dilami — are Shiite Muslims. The ACLU argues…

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Fraternity brothers due in court in pledge’s fatal fall

June 11, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. –  Members of a Penn State fraternity facing charges related to the death earlier this year of a pledge after a night of heavy drinking are due in court Monday for a hearing about whether there’s enough evidence to head to trial. Prosecutors in the case against the now-shuttered Beta Theta Pi chapter and 18 of its members are leaning heavily on video surveillance recordings made the night…

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Five things to watch: The Comey hearing

June 8, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Senate intelligence committee hearing of former FBI Director James Comey was already going to be a blockbuster before it even started — with Comey stating in pre-written testimony Wednesday that President Donald Trump urged him to drop his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. READ: James Comey’s prepared testimony Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House probe, said he wants to know if Trump’s…

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Question Trump’s FBI nominee — but give him a fair hearing

June 8, 2017

(CNN)There are some legitimate reasons to question the background of Christopher Wray, the former assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department’s criminal division, whom President Trump announced Wednesday as his nominee for FBI director. And remember — the FBI director has a 10-year term. Senators aren’t weighing whether they can stomach a nominee for the duration of the Trump presidency, but whether they can accept an FBI director…

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General election: Sadiq Khan warns of ‘unsustainable’ police cuts – BBC News

June 7, 2017

Election campaign: Rolling live updates Reality Check: What has happened to police numbers? Met defends dropping inquiry into attacker The Tories said armed police numbers were increasing and officers had extra powers to deal with terrorists. Met Commissioner Cressida Dick has said a debate is needed on future resources in the wake of the London Bridge and Westminster attacks although a former terrorism law watchdog said linking the cuts to…

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Pence tells ‘Hannity’ he’s ‘cautiously optimistic’ about ObamaCare repeal

June 3, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence on Friday told Fox News Sean Hannity that despite pessimism among some Senate Republicans about the prospects of repealing and replacing ObamaCare, he remains cautiously optimistic that the Trump administration may deliver by the end of the year. Pence did not offer any tangible evidence about the source of his optimism, but he told Hannity that he sees both sides coming closer and closer to the…

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Trump Sought Reassurance From Fox News Before He Dumped Climate Pact

June 3, 2017

The president sought a bit of hand-holding from a media organization not known for its science nor for its concern about global warming. I think he did the brave and courageous thing, and in fact I told him that this morning …when he called, said Guilfoyle, referring to the presidents controversial decision to back out of the Paris Agreement. I spoke to him about it, and this was something very…

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Trump Grants Ethics Waivers To 17 Top White House Staffers

June 2, 2017

President Donald Trumphas granted ethics waivers to at least 17 of his top White House aides, including chief strategist Steve Bannon, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and senior counselor Kellyanne Conway, in addition to four former lobbyists. The late Wednesday but granted on various dates, undermine Trumps campaign pledge to drain the swamp in Washington. They also reveal a president who is granting ethics waivers at an unusually rapid pace….

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California GOP Mayor Says Attracting Asians And The Gays Helps Reduce Crime

June 1, 2017

In a recentinterview with Vice magazine, Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parrissaid that increasing the Asian population and the gays, as he called members of the LGBTQ community,can do a lot of good for a city like Lancaster, which, as Vice pointed out, is now known for its neo-Nazis and meth labs. Parris, whos been described by friends as a staunch, conservative, Republican, no bull kind of guy, according to a…

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Kushner Following Trump’s Orders On Secret Russian Link, Former CIA Official Suggests

May 30, 2017

Reports that top White House adviserJared Kushner attempted to establish a secret communication link with Russiahas an ex-CIA official wondering if he was acting on his or following orders and if so, whose orders. Mudd was referring to last weeks Washington Post report that Kushner met in December with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. to discuss establishing a secret communication channel to the Kremlinthat could not be monitored by…

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Trump Had At Least 15 Chances To Address The Portland Attack On Twitter. He Didn’t.

May 29, 2017

On Friday,Ricky John Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche were stabbed to death while traveling on one of Portlands MAX trains. They both stood up to confront a man verbally attacking two girls, one of whom was wearing a hijab. Since the fatal attack made national news on Saturday, Trump has sent more than a dozen tweets. Not one of those messages mention Portland, the two deceased men being hailed as…

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REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

Trumps advisers are planning to establish a war room to combat mounting questions about communication between Russia and his presidential campaign before and after Novembers presidential election, while bringing new aides into the White House, administration officials and persons close to Trump told Reuters. Upon Trumps return, the administration will add experienced political professionals, including Trumps former campaign manager, and possibly more lawyers to handle the Russia probe, which has…

May 28, 2017
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New Republican Bill Makes Suing Cops For Civil Rights Violations Really Tough

Under the Back the Blue Act, introduced on May 16 by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) in the Senate and Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) in the House, suing cops in federal court for violating the constitutional rights of civilians will be limited. So,even if the individual can prove their rights were violated by an officer, police departments would be able to claim an individuals injuries were a result of that persons…

May 27, 2017
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Boehner: Trump’s term ‘disaster,’ aside from foreign affairs

Former House Speaker John Boehner says that aside from international affairs and foreign policy, President Trump’s time in office has so far been a “complete disaster.” Speaking at an energy conference Thursday in Houston, Boehner praised Trump for his approach abroad and his aggressiveness in fighting Islamic State militants, according to the energy publication Rigzone. “Everything else he’s done (in office) has been a complete disaster,” the Ohio Republican said,…

May 27, 2017
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