Group won’t host Ann Coulter, but she still plans to speak at UC Berkeley

April 26, 2017

(CNN)Will conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter speak Thursday on the campus of one of America’s most famously progressive universities? A student group that had been helping to plan the speaking engagement said Tuesday it now will not host the event in Berkeley, California. But Coulter tweeted she still expects to be at the University of California’s flagship campus. …

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Government shutdown: Trump shows ‘reasonableness’ on border wall

April 26, 2017

(CNN)Congressional Republicans have privately proposed a funding bill that does not include money for the border wall, a Congressional source told CNN on Tuesday, a sign congressional Republicans are willing to buck the President to avoid a government shutdown. But there are still obstacles to passing a spending bill by Friday, sources tell CNN. Congressional negotiators are now trying to work through another major issue: what to do about cost-sharing reduction payments, money the government …

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FDA cracks down on ‘illegal’ cancer treatments

April 26, 2017

(CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration calls it “cruel deception”: companies promising desperate consumers that their products can cure cancer. On Tuesday, the agency responsible for policing the American food and drug market issued warning letters to 14 companies that it says are “illegally selling more than 65 products that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure cancer.” “There’s a couple of issues here,” Jason Humbert, a regulatory …

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Navy, Marines Ban Nude Photo-Sharing After Scandal

April 20, 2017

The revised regulations, which apply to Navy and Marine Corps personnel, were dated Monday and made public on Tuesday, reported Navy Times. The changeamounts to a lawful order, which can be enforced with the full weight of the justice system, from non-judicial punishment to general court martial, the paper noted. The new regulations from the Department of the Navy, which includes the Navy and the Marine Corps, come more than a month after Marine veteran Thomas Brennan, who runs the nonprofit …

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

April 19, 2017

New York Magazines Gabriel Sherman reported Tuesday that the Murdoch family is leaning toward pulling Bill OReilly off of Fox Newsairwaves in the middle of growing pressure from advertisers and activist groups. David Folkenflikand CNNsBrian Stelterreported later Tuesday that an OReilly exit was being discussed. The board of 21st Century Fox, Fox News parent company, was to meet Thursday and was likely to discuss OReilly, according to CNN. Could Bill O’Reilly’s days at Fox News …

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Steve King Toasts Border Patrol After Deportation Of Dreamer

April 19, 2017

WASHINGTON Immigrant rights advocates were dismayed on Tuesday by reports that the first undocumented immigrant with active Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals protections under President Donald Trump. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) had the opposite reaction. First non-valedictorian DREAMer deported. Border Patrol, this ones for you, King tweeted, with a photo of a beer. infamously said in 2014 first reported by USA Today on Tuesday Customs and Border Protection spokesman Ralph DeSio said …

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Etan Patz case: Hernandez gets 25 to life in prison

April 19, 2017

(CNN)The bodega clerk convicted for the 1979 murder of New York first-grader Etan Patz was sentenced on Tuesday to 25 years to life in prison. Pedro Hernandez, 56, was convicted of kidnapping and murder in February, nearly 40 years after the 6-year-old disappeared on May 25, 1979. Etan left home to walk to a school bus stop and was not seen again. In the early 1980s, his photo appeared on milk cartons across the country, the first time the method was used to try to locate missing children. …

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These 3 People Show Why Anti-Trump Tide Runs Against The GOP In Georgia’s Special Election

April 18, 2017

If Republicans on Tuesday manage to lose the suburban Atlanta congressional seat they have held consistently since the late 1970s, they can pin some of the blame on Sandy Rosenberg, a longtime resident of Marietta, Georgia. The House seat was recently vacated by Tom Price, who is now President Donald Trumpshealth and human services secretary. Before that, it was held by Johnny Isakson, now a senator. Before Isakson, it was the home base of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Rosenberg, a …

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How Trump could make US a climate pariah over Paris pact

April 18, 2017

(CNN)Reports have it that President Donald Trump will assemble his advisers on Tuesday to decide on whether to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Naturally, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, a career-long, oil-industry shill from Oklahoma, is arguing to pull out. Yet even Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, former CEO of ExxonMobil, is arguing to stay. If Trump goes with Pruitt instead of Tillerson, he will immediately create a worldwide consensus on climate action: to fight the …

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

April 14, 2017

During a press briefing on Tuesday, Spicer Jonathan A. Greenblatt, CEO of ADL, sent Spicer a letter on Thursday offering to conduct a training on Holocaust awareness for the press secretary and his staff. When the first days of Passover ended and we turned on our phones and televisions yesterday evening, we learned about your comment that Hitler did not gas his own people, Greenblatt wrote in the letter, published on ADLs website. Your comparisons between Assad and Hitler were not only …

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Trump’s saber-rattling is North Korea’s propaganda dream come true

April 13, 2017

… administrations have been attacking those countries who haven’t gotten nuclear weapons, and the Trump administration is no different from previous US governments in pinpointing those non-nuclear states,” a North Korean official told CNN. Pyongyang fears that if it was not nuclear armed, it would suffer the same fate as Syria and plunge into chaos and civil war. Relative calm South of the border, the situation is much different. On Tuesday, officials sought to reassure South …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… President Bashar al Assad. But that was before a chemical weapons attack that was carried out last Tuesday killed 89 people in western Syria. The attack was widely blamed on Assad’s regime. And last week, U.S. President Donald Trump authorized a military strike against the Syrian airbase. It’s the location where the U.S. says the chemical attack was launched from. America has been carrying out airstrikes against ISIS locations in Syria for years. The missile strikes were the first …

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Eiffel Tower Goes Dark To Mourn Victims Of Stockholm Attack

April 8, 2017

At least four people were killed and more than a dozen injured after a vehicledrove into a crowd of peopleat a shopping district in Stockholm. This is the second time this week the Eiffel Tower has shut off its lights to show respect and solidarity with a country reeling from tragedy.The tower went dark Tuesday in response to an explosion thatkilled 14 people and injured 50 others in a subway in St. Petersburg, Russia. Paris Mayor Anne HidalgocalledFriday for the Eiffel Towers lights to be …

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Male Lawmakers Suggest Women Go To The ‘Zoo’ For Abortions

April 8, 2017

… safer, state Sen. Wayne Wallingford (R) added. Lets think about this. Babies, its three days, so although there are members of this body who dont agree with that three days, babies are three days, Onder said. So, zoo animals, it couldnt be more than 24 hours, right? Abortion clinics are so heavily regulated in Missouri that only one facility in the state can perform abortions. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday that a federal judge intends to block a pair of laws requiring that …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… Newsquiz. 1. In what nation would you find the city of Mocoa, which was recently struck by a deadly mudslide following torrential rain in the area? 2. What animal, which is commonly found in Florida, did the U.S. government recently reclassify as threatened instead of endangered? 3. The U.S. Fire Administration is part of what American government agency? 4. In what Russian city did an apparent terrorist attack take place in a subway on Tuesday? 5. What war-torn nation is the newest country …

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What we know about Syria’s chemical weapons

April 6, 2017

(CNN)Horrifying images and video show civilians — including children — struggling to breathe, foam coming from their mouths as they appear to die of asphyxiation after an airstrike on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Tuesday. Syria’s military has denied using chemical weapons and blamed rebels for the carnage, but activists say the regime is responsible for a chemical attack which killed at least 70 people. Russia, meanwhile, has blamed the deaths on a Syrian …

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Amid tension, cultural exchange and appreciation at the Russian embassy

April 6, 2017

Washington (CNN)US-Russia relations are facing considerable scrutiny during President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, filled with scandal over communications between key Trump aides and Russian officials and allegations of Moscow meddling in the 2016 election. But all of that was a world away Tuesday evening at the Russian embassy in Washington, as high school students from middle America participated in a rich cultural exchange. About 200 high school students from the …

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Ivanka Trump: ‘I don’t know what it means to be complicit’

April 5, 2017

Washington (CNN)If Ivanka Trump is “complicit,” as critics and even a “Saturday Night Live” perfume sketch allege, she’s not concerned. “I don’t know what it means to be complicit, but I hope time will prove that I have done a good job and much more importantly, that my father’s administration is the success that I know it will be,” Trump told CBS News’ Gayle King in an interview taped Tuesday. Asked by King how she feels about the …

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Hillary Clinton makes most political remarks since losing election

March 29, 2017

(CNN)Hillary Clinton took the stage at a diversity conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, making her most political comments since losing the 2016 presidential election. “There is no place I’d rather be than here with you,” Clinton said, before adding: “Other than the White House.” During her keynote address at the annual conference hosted by the Professional BusinessWomen of California, Clinton spoke largely about women’s equality and peppered in criticism …

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Bowel cancer tool to boost diagnosis in under-50s – BBC News

March 28, 2017

… those between 1% and 3% will be recommended for a faecal calprotectin test, to help diagnose conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Anyone found to be 1% risk or less will require no further tests. The assessment tool was made available to GPs on the British Journal of General Practice website on Tuesday. Bowel Cancer UK says it now hopes to integrate it into GP practices. Experts say the new tool is the first of its kind for younger people. ‘I’ve planned my funeral’ …

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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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Takeaways from day one of the Gorsuch hearings

March 21, 2017

Washington (CNN)Fireworks are expected on day two of the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. On Tuesday, each senator on the Judiciary Committee will get 30 minutes to grill President Donald Trump’s pick. The session is expected to last 10 hours, following a lengthy and telling round of opening statements from senators and Gorsuch. Here’s what we learned Monday and what’s tap for Tuesday: …

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Florida Prosecutor’s Refusal To Seek Death Penalties Draws Political Backlash

March 17, 2017

… Ayala refused a demand from Republican Gov. Rick Scott that she recuse herself from Loyds case. In a statement, Scott said he was outraged and sickened by the two murders. Scotts office did not clarify how it will respond to other capital cases that may arise while Ayala is in office. In just over a year, Floridas death penalty statute has twice been ruled unconstitutional, Ayala said.A new statute was enacted this past Tuesday morning. Thats Floridas second death penalty statute in less …

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Unemployment Drug Testing Resolution Awaits Trump’s Signature

March 15, 2017

WASHINGTON Congress has sent President Donald Trump a measure undoing regulations controlling how states can make unemployed people pee in cups to prove theyre not on drugs. The Senate today has done the right thing by rolling back this Obama-era rule that told states how they had to implement unemployment insurance drug testing, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate committee that oversees unemployment, said in a statement. During a debate before the vote on Tuesday, Sen. …

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Republicans Obamacare Replacement Just Got A Powerful Enemy

March 8, 2017

WASHINGTON Provisions in the House Republicans Obamacare replacement billthat would raise insurance costs for older Americans are drawing resistance from the influential seniors lobby. The measure was chief among the reasons AARP, the nations largest organization for older Americans,cited in explaining its opposition to the House bill on Tuesday evening. AARP, which has nearly 38 million members ages 50 and older, is also firmly opposed to a pair of major changes to Medicaid that the House …

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Soy nut butter recall expands after more cases of E. coli

March 8, 2017

(CNN)Four more people have become ill with E. coli linked to contaminated soy nut butter, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday, bringing the total number of reported cases to 16. Eight of the ill individuals have been hospitalized. Five of those hospitalized have suffered hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure that can be life-threatening, although most people recover within a few weeks. “Ill people range in age from 2 to 48 years, with a …

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