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Melania Returns To U.S.-Mexico Border Amid Separation Outcry Melania Returns To U.S.-Mexico Border Amid Separation Outcry
- July 01, 2018

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., said the bill would fund Trump's border wall, provide "real border security" and strengthen immigration enforcement inside the U.S. Cable television pundits, fashion pages and late-night comics tried to parse the meaning of the phrase " I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U? " on the back of her jacket. (more...)
Families Belong Together march: Celebs, politicians, activists unite in LA Families Belong Together march: Celebs, politicians, activists unite in LA
- July 01, 2018

Last week, Trump signed an order ending the separation of families but immigration lawyers say the process of doing so will be long and chaotic. Those attending the rally will also protest President Trump's ban on travel from several predominantly Muslim countries, which was upheld in the Supreme Court this week. (more...)
Iran Reopens Nuclear Uranium Enrichment Plant Iran Reopens Nuclear Uranium Enrichment Plant
- June 30, 2018

They say the USA sanctions would inevitably affect the country's economy, posing a challenge for Rouhani's administration. On May 8, U.S. President Donald Trump chose to quit the landmark nuclear deal and vowed to reimpose sanctions, including oil embargo, on Tehran, triggering global criticism. (more...)
Trump's short list of Supreme Court nominees includes two women
- June 30, 2018

A 4th woman on the court would be a United States record. Kennedy has been the swing vote in supporting the landmark case, which supports a woman's right to have an abortion . Matt Mackowiak, a Republican strategist, said it was still far too early to know how the court nominating process would play out. Even though Republican leader McConnell changed Senate rules a year ago to allow confirmation by simple majority, if Democrats hold together he can not afford defections. (more...)
Rally Against Family Separation Marches From City Hall To Boston Common
- June 30, 2018

Democratic lawmaker Pramila Jayapal said she was among those arrested "who took over the center of the Hart Senate Building protesting the inhumane and cruel zero-tolerance policy of Donald Trump and this administration". Immigrant advocacy groups say they're thrilled - and surprised - to see the issue gaining traction among those not tied to immigration. I mean, it's heartbreaking, and it's not the values that our country stands for. (more...)
Trump meets with key senators over Kennedy's replacement Trump meets with key senators over Kennedy's replacement
- June 30, 2018

Trump called instead for the election of Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer , one of his staunchest allies in Congress. Those supporters say they were disappointed to not see Trump's speech in person. Crowley, a 56-year-old New York Democrat, lost on Tuesday evening to self-defined socialist Ocasio-Cortez in a major upset. 'A slovenly man named Joe Crowley got his ass kicked by a young woman who had a lot of energy, ' Trump said. (more...)
We Now Have the Details for Trump, Putin Summit - Leah Barkoukis We Now Have the Details for Trump, Putin Summit - Leah Barkoukis
- June 30, 2018

The president's claim comes amid numerous accounts by US intelligence officials over the past year that while there's no clear evidence they changed the outcome, Russian Federation had a hand in interfering in the election process by sowing national discord in the United States during the lead-up to the election. (more...)
US House defeats Trump-supported immigration bill US House defeats Trump-supported immigration bill
- June 30, 2018

House Speaker Paul Ryan had said the bill addresses keeping detained migrant families together at the U.S. -Mexico border, while still enforcing the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy. Two Republicans did not cast votes on Wednesday. After falsely blaming Democrats for the separations and insisting that only Congress could fix the issue, the president last week issued an executive order created to end the practice under his "zero tolerance" policy, which ... (more...)
Gunman in custody after shooting spree at Capital Gazette newspaper Gunman in custody after shooting spree at Capital Gazette newspaper
- June 30, 2018

Police could be seen outside The New York Times , ABC News and Fox News early in the evening. The victims have been identified by police. In a news conference held late Friday morning, Anne Arundel County Police Chief Tim Altomare said that the suspect isn't cooperating with authorities. (more...)
Kennedy's retirement 'will drastically change the energy' of Supreme Court: Clerk Kennedy's retirement 'will drastically change the energy' of Supreme Court: Clerk
- June 30, 2018

Wade . Their states went overwhelmingly for Trump in 2016 and a vote against the President's nominee to the court could end up costing them votes from Trump supporters they would have needed to stay in office. The president met in person with Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa; Susan Collins, R-Maine; Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska; Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.; Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind. (more...)
Turkey elections 2018: Erdoğan faces challenge from Ince Turkey elections 2018: Erdoğan faces challenge from Ince
- June 30, 2018

In a telegram earlier Monday, Putin had "stressed that the results of the vote fully speak of Recep Tayyip Erdogan's great political authority (and) mass support of the course conducted under his leadership to solve Turkey's pressing social and economic tasks (and) strengthen the country's position in the global arena". (more...)
Feds Evict, Arrest Occupy ICE Activists at Portland ICE Facility Feds Evict, Arrest Occupy ICE Activists at Portland ICE Facility
- June 30, 2018

Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) endorsed abolishing ICE, and Sen. "You are doing a fantastic job of keeping us safe by eradicating the worst criminal elements", he said. And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose shocking primary victory against incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley heralded a new progressive push in the Democratic party, has been a vocal advocate of abolishing the agency. (more...)
Trump backs off imposing China investment limits - Newspaper Trump backs off imposing China investment limits - Newspaper
- June 30, 2018

The Trump administration said that it would rely on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), whose authority would be enhanced by new legislation in Congress, to control foreign investments in sensitive domestic technologies rather than imposing China-specific restrictions. (more...)
Putin promises to share experience of hosting FIFA World Cup with US Putin promises to share experience of hosting FIFA World Cup with US
- June 29, 2018

But the USA president is known to want to improve ties between the two nations and earlier this month he said Russian Federation should be readmitted to the G7 group of industrialised nations. Donald Trump has said he will probably meet Russian President Vladimir Putin during a trip to Europe in July. Pompeo says he can imagine a series of "trade-offs" with Russian Federation that would be acceptable to the US and others and would allow its return to the G-7. (more...)
Nikki Haley Visits Temple, Mosque, Gurdwara And Church In Delhi Nikki Haley Visits Temple, Mosque, Gurdwara And Church In Delhi
- June 29, 2018

Although US sanctions against Iran will kick in on November 4, senior Indian diplomats said the US is not threatening India over purchase of crude oil from Tehran; Washington is aware that New Delhi had already cut down its oil intake from the Islamic Republic to 6% of the total oil it imports before the sanctions were lifted when Iran signed its deal with the US when Barack Obama was in power. (more...)
Supreme Court ruling gets mixed reactions Supreme Court ruling gets mixed reactions
- June 29, 2018

Despite the controversial nature of Donald Trump's travel ban, there were more abortion rights activists outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday morning than immigration protesters. Supreme Court . Roberts said the ban "reflects the results of a worldwide review process undertaken by multiple Cabinet officials and their agencies", includes provisions for countries' inclusion on the list to be regularly reevaluated, and only applies to a small percentage of the world's Muslim population. (more...)
Bali volcano eruption WEBCAM: Mount Agung pumps ash cloud into skyline Bali volcano eruption WEBCAM: Mount Agung pumps ash cloud into skyline
- June 29, 2018

Indonesia's second-busiest airport will stay shut until at least 7pm local time on Friday, with 85 global flights and 191 domestic flights cancelled, affecting almost 16,000 people, airport authorities said. Mount Agung is about 70km northeast of Bali's tourist hotspot of Kuta. In a later tweet, the airport advised people to "stay updated for every information from our official account". (more...)
More Photos And Reactions Trail Lagos Tanker Explosion More Photos And Reactions Trail Lagos Tanker Explosion
- June 29, 2018

Nigeria is one of Africa's top oil producers. Hundreds of commuters and vehicles are trapped on the Michael Otedola Bridge in Lagos as a petrol laden tanker went up in flames. "As a government, we would not relent in putting measures in place to ensure safety of lives and property of all residents", said Lagos state government spokesman Kehinde Bamigbetan in an emailed statement. (more...)
Alameda County strike team arrives at out-of-control Lake County wildfire Alameda County strike team arrives at out-of-control Lake County wildfire
- June 29, 2018

The Pawnee Fire is the largest of about six wildfires actively burning Monday morning in Northern California. She is staying with her daughter in nearby Middletown, a small city devastated by wildfire in 2015. Wind-driven wildfires in Northern California forced thousands to evacuate their homes, burned dozens of homes and businesses and threatened to cut off the rural community. (more...)
'Multiple' deaths after reports of shots fired outside Maryland 'Multiple' deaths after reports of shots fired outside Maryland
- June 29, 2018

Prior to naming him, authorities said the gunman entered the building in a targeted attack and "looked for his victims". They succeeded in putting out a paper Friday morning, with the front page headline reading "5 shot dead at The Capital " underneath photos of the five victims. (more...)
#JusticeforNoura: Judge overturns Death Sentence of 19-year-old Sudanese Noura Hussein #JusticeforNoura: Judge overturns Death Sentence of 19-year-old Sudanese Noura Hussein
- June 29, 2018

She had been forced into marriage at the age of 15, and she ran away from home. When they were alone the next day and he attempted to rape her again, she managed to grab a knife he had used to threaten her and stabbed him to death with it, he said. (more...)
17 states sue Donald Trump to reunite immigrant families 17 states sue Donald Trump to reunite immigrant families
- June 29, 2018

America's top law official said that refusing to prosecute adults who illegally enter the USA "would be a disservice to the people of this country", reports the New York Times . As part of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy, over 2,000 children have been separated from their parents, and speculations have been raised that many of these children may end up in the broken USA foster care system further complicating things while their family awaits them elsewhere. (more...)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Victory Is a Canary in the Dems' Coal Mine Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Victory Is a Canary in the Dems' Coal Mine
- June 29, 2018

In the run-up to Tuesday's election, Ocasio-Cortez, the daughter of a Puerto Rican mother and a father from the South Bronx, said, "What I want the party and people all over the country to know is that my campaign represents authentic, accountable racial and social justice". (more...)
Xi warns Mattis China won't surrender ‘one inch’ of territory Xi warns Mattis China won't surrender ‘one inch’ of territory
- June 28, 2018

Mr Xi added that China had peaceful intentions, but reasserted his view that there would be no concessions from China about what it considers to be Chinese territory. While both sides acknowledged points of friction, they also sought to focus on areas of alignment - including a shared goal of denaturalisation of the Korean peninsula. (more...)
Trump has chance to reshape Supreme Court Trump has chance to reshape Supreme Court
- June 28, 2018

Kennedy, mild-mannered and professorial, sometimes joined the liberal justices on key rulings, earning a reputation as the court's "swing" vote who heartened conservatives and liberals alike, depending on the issue. John McCain, R-Ariz., due to his battle with brain cancer. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor that a confirmation vote would be held this fall. (more...)

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