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

June 28, 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 Northern Ireland faces the prospect of a return of direct rule from …

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‘Turn The Cameras On, Sean’: Spicer Is Taunted At Press Briefing

June 27, 2017

The ugly confrontation was the latest conflict between journalists and the White House press Secretary after broadcasters were forbidden from filming most of the months press briefings. Spicer and deputy press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders have increasingly chosen off-camera gaggles, answering questions from reporters in privatesettings. Acosta angrily replied: Maybe we should turn the cameras on. Why dont we turn the cameras on? Why not turn the cameras on, Sean? Theyre in the room, the …

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Jimmy Kimmel Pleads With Senator To Put Trumpcare to Kind ‘Kimmel Test’

June 26, 2017

… save their childs life, he said. It just shouldnt happen. Not here. Kimmel also retweeted a message Sunday from Child Health USA saying that the Senates Trumpcare bill doesnt pass the Jimmy Kimmel test, not even close. In addition, Kimmel retweeted a Jake Tapper tweet about a CNN interview Sunday with Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, who refused to say if his taxes would be cut with Trumpcare. Related Coverage Bernie Sanders Slams 'Moral Outrage' Of Trumpcare At …

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Chaffetz: Justice watchdog also looking at Lynch’s role in FBI’s Clinton email probe

June 26, 2017

… information or broke laws as Secretary of State by sending or receiving emails on an unsecured server. In June 2016, in the heat of the presidential campaign, Clintons husband, former President Bill Clinton, talked privately to Lynch while their planes were on the tarmac in a Phoenix airport, sparking questions about whether Clinton appealed to her for help. The issue essentially died when Trump defeated Clinton but resurfaced a few weeks ago when former FBI Director James Comey testified on …

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China landslide: Desperate search for survivors continues

June 25, 2017

(CNN)Thousands of rescuers are searching through rubble to find 109 people missing after a landslide devastated their village in Sichuan province, southwestern China. The missing range from an 80-year-old man to a girl aged just two and a half, according to a list released by Aba Prefecture’s government, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. …

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House Russia probe digs into voter roll hacks with former DHS secretary

June 21, 2017

(CNN)House investigators will examine on Wednesday Russia’s attempts to hack into state elections systems with former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson before the House intelligence committee. The coordinated hacking effort from Russian-aligned hackers has received minimal attention in the congressional probes into Russia’s interference in the election. President Donald Trump and his supporters have regularly noted that no votes were ever changed by Russian …

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Ossoff’s liberalism just wasn’t right for Georgia district

June 21, 2017

(CNN)The Georgia special election was the Democrats’ best chance so far this year to flip a House seat and score a victory for the anti-Trump resistance. Jon Ossoff’s defeat is a major blow to well-funded liberal momentum and activism, to which GOP voters in the South responded, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.” More than $50 million was spent in the special election to replace Republican Tom Price, who resigned earlier this year to become Secretary of …

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Britain’s ‘longest-married’ couple celebrate anniversary – BBC News

June 19, 2017

Image copyright Peter Rhys Williams Image caption Ken and Margaret Harris celebrated their oak anniversary at their Powys nursing home But after spending a month in hospital, Mr Harris was given the all clear to leave and was found a room in the same care home as his wife in the Brecon Beacons. “Ken went to war and Margaret stayed home working as a doctor’s Secretary but he always had her photo in his wallet,” added Mrs Harris. “When Ken went into hospital he …

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

June 18, 2017

… week. Thats part of our argument, that we are directly connected to the area though the work that weve done. We have a real economic interest in the preservation of Americas public lands, she added. Mark Squillace, a law professor at the University of Colorado, said Patagonias claim could hold up in court. Patagonia probably does have significant business interests that could be affected, Squillace, who worked under Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt during the last year of Bill Clintons …

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Pentagon Reportedly To Send Nearly 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

June 16, 2017

The news comes a day after President Donald Trump reportedly gave Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in the country in an effort to combat the spread of insurgent groups like the Islamic State and the Taliban. There are currently about 8,400 U.S. troops officially stationed in Afghanistan and an additional 2,000 not included in official tallies. The Pentagon refuted the AP report in a statement to Reuters late Thursday, saying no decisions have been made regarding …

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Iraqi detainees in Michigan fear deportation

June 16, 2017

… shouldn’t amount to a death sentence for anyone.” ICE has arrested 199 Iraqi nationals since May, 114 of them from Detroit last weekend, according to ICE press Secretary Gillian Christensen. Iraq recently agreed to accept deportees in exchange for being removed from the countries listed in President Donald Trump’s travel ban. That agreement triggered a shift in the focus of ICE raids, Christensen said in a statement. Many detainees have criminal records “The vast …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… children were being axed, when in fact the plan was to end the free lunches for all infants, which benefits the better-off. 6) Not reacting to the Labour surge Image copyright Getty Images People knew very little about Theresa May before the campaign started – she had been home Secretary for a long time but had not courted publicity like some of her cabinet colleagues. An introvert, by Westminster standards, who does not like talking about her private feelings, she tended to come …

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Dennis Rodman hopes to do ‘something pretty positive’ in North Korea

June 13, 2017

… for removing a political sign. Kim Sang Duk, also known as Tony Kim, a university professor, was detained in Pyongyang in 2017 and accused of attempting to overthrow the government. Kim Hak-song, a native Korean born in China (Jin Xue Song is the Chinese version of his name) and professor working at the same university as Tony Kim was detained May 6 on suspicion of “hostile acts” against the regime. Madeleine Albright, the US Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton, …

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