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Death penalty 'inadmissible' in Catholic teaching update Death penalty 'inadmissible' in Catholic teaching update
- August 04, 2018

Capital punishment was "an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person", Francis said in a change to Catholic teaching. Francis has always been an opponent of the death penalty , saying it could never be justified no matter how bad the crime is. (more...)
Possible sighting of Mollie Tibbetts in Missouri Possible sighting of Mollie Tibbetts in Missouri
- August 04, 2018

Tibbetts' family and boyfriend joined detectives. Previous reports indicated Mollie's red work shirt might have been missing, leading some to theorize she was taken in the morning not at night. He called the fund "another tool in our arsenal", saying his daughter's disappearance will be solved by someone providing information. Her disappearance has gained national attention. (more...)
U.S. Special Counsel Mueller Wants To Interview Singer Agalarov, Lawyer Says U.S. Special Counsel Mueller Wants To Interview Singer Agalarov, Lawyer Says
- August 04, 2018

Taking to Twitter to complain about the ongoing Russian Federation investigation, Trump said Sessions "should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further". The president's message was part of a series of tweets attacking Mueller on the first full day of testimony in Manafort's tax and bank-fraud trial amid other signs Mueller's investigation is drawing closer to Trump. (more...)
Denmark enforces burqa ban amid protests Denmark enforces burqa ban amid protests
- August 04, 2018

Amnesty International argued that while some restrictions on wearing face veils for the goal of public safety may be legitimate, the ban was "neither necessary nor proportionate and violates women's rights to freedom of expression and religion". (more...)
Facebook removes inauthentic accounts ahead of November’s USA midterm election Facebook removes inauthentic accounts ahead of November’s USA midterm election
- August 03, 2018

Gleicher says Facebook staff identified some thin links connecting some of these accounts and pages to the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Russian-based entity that was charged in February by the Department of Justice for attempting to influence the 2016 US Presidential Election. (more...)
Redding Home Loss Tops 1000; Mendocino Complex Still Growing Redding Home Loss Tops 1000; Mendocino Complex Still Growing
- August 03, 2018

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) commanders said the Carr Fire, sparked by a vehicle on July 23, was burning with far less intensity this week and posed little immediate threat to populated areas. There are 4,271 firefighters battling the blaze, as well as 369 fire engines, 69 fire crews, 17 helicopters, 125 bulldozers and 84 water trucks. The Ranch Fire - the larger of the two - is 15 percent contained while the Ranch Fire is 50 percent. (more...)
Donald Trump decries ‘polls are fake’ seconds before boasting about poll numbers Donald Trump decries ‘polls are fake’ seconds before boasting about poll numbers
- August 03, 2018

So, expect to get vintage Trump at today's Tampa rally and here is what you need to know if you have free tickets. If he has, he'd know that unless you're paying with a credit card or buying alcohol, you won't be asked for ID on your weekly grocery run. (more...)
John Kelly Currently Has Less Influence on Trump Than Fox & Friends Does John Kelly Currently Has Less Influence on Trump Than Fox & Friends Does
- August 03, 2018

Now, the newfound job security is another sign tensions have eased. There had been lots of speculation that Kelly would soon be replaced by Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney or the vice-president's chief of staff Nick Ayers . (more...)
National Archives: We can't produce all Kavanaugh docs until end of October National Archives: We can't produce all Kavanaugh docs until end of October
- August 03, 2018

Bush administration by August 20. Noting the Bush Library "will produce to us over 125,000 pages today", Foy said "I expect the committee will be able to undertake its thorough review process along the same timeline set in previous Supreme Court confirmations". (more...)
Sanders stands by Trump's 'enemy of the people' media claim Sanders stands by Trump's 'enemy of the people' media claim
- August 03, 2018

Thursday was the second day in a row Sanders has lambasted the media. "We continue to see a pervasive messaging campaign from Russian Federation to try and weaken and divide the United States", said Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence. (more...)
Trump didn't know about campaigners' Russian Federation link, says Giuliani Trump didn't know about campaigners' Russian Federation link, says Giuliani
- August 03, 2018

Appearing on Fox News' Hannity , Giuliani said a potential Trump-Mueller interview is "highly unlikely" because he would be walking into a perjury trap. Swan quotes Giuliani saying: "Why don't you write a report and show us what you have, because they don't have a g--mn thing". Giuliani also taunted Mueller in an interview with Axios published Monday. (more...)
This Government Enjoys Watching 75 Luxury Cars And Bikes Getting Crushed This Government Enjoys Watching 75 Luxury Cars And Bikes Getting Crushed
- August 03, 2018

The Philippine Government destroyed over $5.5 million dollars" worth of luxury cars it says "must be destroyed'. "I did this because you have to show to the world that you have a viable place of investment and business", Duterte said , according to the Daily Mail . (more...)
Some evacuations lifted for Mendocino Complex fires Some evacuations lifted for Mendocino Complex fires
- August 03, 2018

Evacuations have been lifted except for road closure areas. This includes the communities of Finley and Kelseyville. Officials also reported the fire burned actively through the night and threw spot fires into the distance. The River Fire is at 23,411 acres and is also 5% contained. The area is north of Burris Lane, east of Eastside Potter valley Road, south of 10511 Eastside Potter Valley Road, and east of Lake Mendocino County Line. (more...)
Will Ensure All Eligible Voters Find Name In Electoral Rolls, Says CEC Will Ensure All Eligible Voters Find Name In Electoral Rolls, Says CEC
- August 03, 2018

The CEC said the Chief Electoral Officer of Assam will give a factual report in the coming week on various aspects arising out of the publication of the final draft NRC. "These people are disproportionately Muslim". Also Bangladesh has not agreed to claims that these people are irregular migrants, making their deportation unlikely. (more...)
Bangladesh shouldn't worry about Assam's citizenship move: Senior Indian official Bangladesh shouldn't worry about Assam's citizenship move: Senior Indian official
- August 03, 2018

BJP President Amit Shah hit back at the opposition, saying his party was the only one that dared to take a firm stance against illegal immigration. The Trinamool Congress chief said that she can not see the motherland divided on some irrelevant matter. (more...)
Trump receives new letter from Kim Jong Un, sends his reply Trump receives new letter from Kim Jong Un, sends his reply
- August 03, 2018

While it is hoped that the repatriation will give momentum to the implementation of the key element of the deal - the dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear weapons program - progress toward securing firm commitments in that regard from Pyongyang has reportedly been slow. (more...)
Judge stops 3-D guns hours before U.S. release Judge stops 3-D guns hours before U.S. release
- August 03, 2018

Judge Lasnik wrote that the government "shall preserve the status quo" as if "the modification had not occurred and the letter had not been issued" that allowed Defense Distributed to post the blueprints. Penzone further warns in the Post that "drug cartels, arms traffickers and terrorists will be able to increase their revenue and the volume of weaponry at the expense of our safety through an untraceable and unlimited method of firearms manufacturing and distribution". (more...)
One dead, two hurt combating California forest fires One dead, two hurt combating California forest fires
- August 02, 2018

Twin fires also burned in Mendocino and Lake counties, affecting 14 homes and threatened 12,000 more. The more than 62,000-acre blaze was 39 percent contained this afternoon. "We're in for a really rough ride, and it's going to get expensive, it's going to get risky", Brown said. "It's not going away, so we have to learn to live with it", Cal Fire Director Ken Pimlott said Wednesday in an interview, according to The Sacramento Bee . (more...)
Our first aim is to oust BJP: Mamata Our first aim is to oust BJP: Mamata
- August 02, 2018

The delegation was on a two-day visit to the state where they were scheduled to participate in a convention against the National Register of Citizenship ( NRC ) which was released on Monday. Hundreds of thousands of people fled to India during Bangladesh's war of independence from Pakistan in the early 1970s. Majority settled in Assam, which has a 270km (165-mile) border with Bangladesh. (more...)
Trump received letter from North Korea's Kim on August 1: White House
- August 02, 2018

WASHINGTON-President Trump received a new letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , the White House said on Thursday in the latest public display of diplomacy between the two countries. With little public sign of progress toward Trump's aim of Korean denuclearisation, the White House said the letter followed up on the pair's Jun 12 summit . (more...)
OR joins lawsuit over 3-D printed guns - Capital Bureau OR joins lawsuit over 3-D printed guns - Capital Bureau
- August 02, 2018

Trump's State Department, however, is responsible for allowing the postings from Defense Distributed , a Texas group that has fought the federal government for years for the right to put "blueprints" for 3D printed guns online. Severance, spokeswoman for the state attorney general's office, said. Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson countered by filing a lawsuit against Grewal. (more...)
Attorney: Aurora police should not have shot man defending his family Attorney: Aurora police should not have shot man defending his family
- August 02, 2018

The officer who shot the resident of the home has been placed on standard paid leave. That man, identified as the resident of the home, later died from his injuries at the hospital. Neighbors told the paper that the deceased homeowner was a longtime resident, grandfather, and retired family man who often worked on his front gardens. (more...)
ZEC: We will announce election results from 10 pm ZEC: We will announce election results from 10 pm
- August 02, 2018

Under Mugabe, elections were marred by fraud and often deadly violence, with the European Union mission banned since 2002. The news was delivered by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (or ZEC) as they announced the results in dribs and drabs for the lower house of parliament. (more...)
Trump calls Manafort prosecution ‘a hoax,’ says Sessions should stop Mueller investigation Trump calls Manafort prosecution ‘a hoax,’ says Sessions should stop Mueller investigation
- August 02, 2018

So Trump's tweet itself might be just on the safe side of obstruction. Taking to Twitter to complain about the ongoing Russian Federation investigation, Trump said Sessions "should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further". (more...)
Trump Lawyer Unsure if Collusion With Russia a Crime Trump Lawyer Unsure if Collusion With Russia a Crime
- August 02, 2018

In his tweets , Mr Trump also said the investigation was triggered by a damning dossier compiled by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, and questioned why Mr Mueller was not probing Democrats. We have now gone from months of confident proclamations from President Donald Trump of "NO COLLUSION" to the much meeker " Collusion is not a crime". (more...)

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