Trump agrees ‘not to terminate NAFTA at this time’

April 27, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump told the leaders of Canada and Mexico Wednesday he was not immediately planning to end the North American Free Trade Agreement, a pact which he railed against as a candidate and as recently as last week declared was harmful to US workers. “It is my privilege to bring NAFTA up to date through renegotiation,” Trump said in a written statement that accompanied the readout of his phone calls. “It is an honor to deal with both President Pea …

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Prosecutor: ‘Brutal’ genital mutilation won’t be tolerated in US

April 27, 2017

… women. FGM will not be tolerated in the United States,” the prosecutor said in a statement. “The federal government is continuing this investigation to ensure those responsible are brought to justice.” The defendants have not entered pleas, but attorneys for all three argue their clients are not guilty of all charges. According to the indictment and a criminal complaint filed against Nagarwala, the investigation into Nagarwala and the Attars dates back to October of 2016. The …

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Three apologises after network problems – BBC News

April 23, 2017

It also said that some “customers and non-customers” may have received a message from an unknown sender on Saturday. In a statement on its website, the company said its advice “is to ignore all text messages that you deem incorrect”. Three, which has about nine million customers, experienced a data breach last year which saw personal details, including names and addresses, accessed unlawfully. …

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Utah Physician Says She’ll Happily Do The Job Jason Chaffetz Won’t

April 21, 2017

… approached by several candidates interested in taking on the [3rd Congressional District], but none as far into their campaign as Kathie Allen, she said. Dr. Allen will now begin to position herself for a run in a open seat. Republicans have a deep bench of talented candidates in Utah who are more than up to this challenge, he said in a statement. The NRCC is very confident in our ability to keep this seat red in November 2018. Allen told HuffPost she hopes the Democratic Party can build off …

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Arkansas Judge Blocks State From Using Drug For Lethal Injections

April 20, 2017

… federal ruling made their order unnecessary. McKesson does not approve of its drugs for use in executions. On Wednesday, the company said in a statement that it wants to prevent the use of our product for something other than a legitimate medical purpose. McKesson is committed to ensuring that its property is only used in a manner consistent with our supplier agreement. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVidHit Pro Whitelabel The #1 premium wordpress theme for video …

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Indian ad with transgender mom stirs debate — and tears

April 20, 2017

New Delhi (CNN)An advert challenging the norms of a traditional family in India has gone viral, with more than 9 million views on YouTube. The ad’s storyline pushes the issue of transgender rights within the country and reveals the human side of the issue in just three and a half minutes. Released online on March 31, the commercial by medicine company Vicks tells the true story of Gayatri, a young Indian orphan who was adopted by Gauri Sawant, a 37-year-old Mumbai-based transgender woman …

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Painter Barkley Hendricks Dies At 72

April 20, 2017

Jack Shainman, Hendricks gallery, released a statement confirming his death: It is with great sadness that we announce that Barkley L. Hendricks passed away this morning. He was 72 years old. He is survived by his wife Susan of 34 years. We have had the great honor of working with Barkley since 2005. He was a situational painter, documenting the world around him in vivid and highly detailed paintings that capture the distinctive personalities of his subjects. He was a true artists …

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OReilly On Chopping Block Amid Claim He Called Black Woman Hot Chocolate

April 19, 2017

… be numbered? Bloom, who said she verified the womans story with three witnesses,claims the woman feared she would lose her job if she complained at the time. She added that the woman wants no money, but has registered a complaint with the Fox News hotline in light of recent news about the host a service that apparently many female employees at the network only recently came to learn about. Later on Tuesday in a statement provided to CNNs Dylan Byers, OReilly lawyer Marc Kasowitz argued that …

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Steve King Toasts Border Patrol After Deportation Of Dreamer

April 19, 2017

… Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection agents more leeway to do what they thought was right, vastly expanding the scope of who should be considered a priority for deportation. Still, the president and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly have said DACA recipients would not be the target. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), a longtime advocate for Dreamer protections, said in a statement that he was disturbed by reports about Montes removal and had demanded an explanation from ICE. Just …

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Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

April 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration issued one mightily mixed message Monday. President Donald Trump congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a contested referendum that granted him broad new powers and deepened concern about the NATO ally’s growing authoritarianways. Trump’s outreach to Erdogan put him on a very short list of those who praised the results, including Hamas, the Palestinian militant group labeled a terrorist organization by the United States. …

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Trump Administration Won’t Release Logs Of Visitors To The White House

April 15, 2017

… statement that the only reasonable conclusion is to believe the Trump administration has many things it is trying to hide. Its disappointing that the man who promised to drain the swamp just took a massive step away from transparency by refusing the release the White House visitor logs that the American people have grown accustomed to accessing over the last six years and that provide indispensable information about who is seeking to influence the president, Bookbinder said in a statement. …

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Facebook Cracks Down on 30,000 Fake News Accounts Ahead of French Election

April 15, 2017

The company is using automated methods to help screen out the fakes, such as finding content repeated on hundreds of the phony sites. Facebook said in a statement Friday that its taking decisive action against the accounts, presumably shutting them down. The company is relying on improvements to recognize these inauthentic accounts more easily by identifying patterns of activity without assessing the content itself, Shaik added. Facebook hopes toreduce the spread of material generated through …

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Dems Challenge Kushner’s Security Clearance Over Hidden Russian Meetings

April 15, 2017

Mr. Kushner must divulge the details of his meetings with foreign officials and explain why he did not reveal them when he was clearly required by to do so by law, the lawmakers said in a statement. The fact that Kushner is President Trumps son-in-law does not place him above the law. Anyone else would face severe discipline for failing to disclose meetings with foreign officials, a material omission which potentially amounts to a criminal offense. The letter cites a New York Times article …

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Some States, Cities Still Banning Government Travel To North Carolina

April 14, 2017

… general,Xavier Becerra (D), said Wednesday in a statement. North Carolinas new law does not cure the infirmity of this type of discrimination. State lawmakers approved legislation last monththat repeals the so-called bathroom bill, but the new law bars cities from passing ordinances that expand nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people. It also bans municipalities and the University of North Carolina from regulating bathroom access without the legislatures permission. Equality NC, the …

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The Anti-Defamation League Is Offering Sean Spicer Remedial Holocaust Lessons

April 14, 2017

… historically inaccurate but they also were inappropriate and offensive. attempted several times to clarify his remarksand faced Steven Goldstein, executive director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, called for Spicers resignationin a statement on Twitter, saying the press secretary hadengaged in Holocaust denial, the most offensive form of fake news imaginable. Later that day, Spicer offer an apologywhen he was interviewed by CNNs Wolf Blitzer. But for many critics, Spicers …

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Seriously?! Officer Appears To Stomp On Handcuffed Suspects Head

April 13, 2017

The incident occurred in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday. Only two weeks earlier, the white officer with the heavy step had managed to avoid charges related to fatally shooting a black man in 2016, local 10 TV News reported. Are you serious? Anderson is heard shouting after he was hit. I got cuffs on, sir! Are you serious? YouTube The Columbus police agency distanced itself from the officers behavior, which itsaid in a statement does not meet the standards [of]the Columbus Division of Police. …

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Cops Hunt Accused Gun Thief Who Sent Anti-Government Manifesto To Trump

April 11, 2017

Joseph Jakubowski, 32, sent a menacing, anti-government and anti-religion manifesto to Trump on April 4, the same day he stole a large quantity of high-end handguns and rifles from a gun shop in Janesville, according to the Rock County Sheriffs Office. About 30 minutes after the break-in at the Armageddon Gun Shop last week, Jakubowskis station wagon was found on fire, the result of arson, the sheriffs department said in a statement. He also made threats against schools, but didnt mention a …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… visit said she wanted whoever carried it out to be held accountable a statement suggesting she didnt believe the intelligence pointing to Assad.On CNN Friday night, she said she was still skeptical. Gabbard has Spencer before, and she has herself from former KKK leader David Duke, a Spencer ally and Assad fan who has praised Gabbards position on Syria. But the rhetoric from Gabbard and her and allies on the left who say Washington should embrace Assad including former Rep. Dennis (D-Ohio) …

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Trump calls Putin following St. Petersburg attack

April 4, 2017

Washington (CNN)US President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin by phone Monday, according to a statement from the White House. The statement said Trump made the call to express his condolences and offer support to the Russian people in the wake of an attack in St. Petersburg that left at least 10 people dead, according to three state-run Russian news agencies. St. Petersburg metro explosion: At least 10 dead in Russia blast …

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Tillerson plan to skip NATO, visit Russia puts allies on edge

March 22, 2017

Washington (CNN)The State Department scrambled Tuesday to suggest new dates for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to attend a meeting of NATO foreign ministers after his plan to skip the annual gathering — but travel to Russia — came to light. Tillerson’s decision to miss his first NATO meeting but visit Russia a week later plunged his department into damage control, frustrated allies and left analysts scratching their heads at an administration that once again is rubbing …

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Fox News Benches Andrew Napolitano Over Trump Wiretap Claims

March 21, 2017

Fox News has reportedly suspended judicial commentator Andrew Napolitano over his unverified claims that British intelligence wiretapped Trump Tower last year for President Barack Obama. Napolitanos report was cited last week by President Donald Trumpas evidence to back his repeated claims that he was wiretapped by Obama. Fox News distanced itself from Napolitanos claims. Bret Baier, the networks chief political anchor, issued a similar statement. Baier also sent out a tweet on Monday: …

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Uber President Jeff Jones Quits Amid Company Controversies

March 20, 2017

Uber President, Jeff Jones, abruptly quit the ride hailing tech company on Sunday. Recode, which broke the news, reported that Jones resignation was directly related to Ubers recent pileup of controversies that included a culture of rampant sexism and harassment. It is now clear, however, that the beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber, Jones said in a statement to Recode. Kalanick was recently caughton a dash …

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