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Judge blocks Trump birth control coverage rules in 13 states, DC

Judge blocks Trump birth control coverage rules in 13 states, DC With its attempted rollback of the mandate, the Trump administration is seeking to dramatically expand so-called "religious exemptions" from the law and allow employers to refuse to provide contraceptive coverage for "moral" reasons. There also would be increased costs associated with unintended pregnancies. The Trump Administration has appealed or may appeal the other eight, which include l... [Full Article...]

Georgia man arrested for plan to attack White House

Georgia man arrested for plan to attack White House Taheb said he wanted to use "semi-automatic weapons, improvised explosive devices, an [shoulder-fired anti-armor weapon] and hand grenades" in his attack, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Taheb allegedly met with the undercover agent on January 9 and provided him with two backpacks, stating that he wanted to obtain the weapons within the next week and travel to Washington, D.C.,... [Full Article...]

China Warns Citizens About Travel to Canada

China Warns Citizens About Travel to Canada She was detained in Vancouver at the request of the US government that wants her to face fraud charges in the United States. Canadian Robert Schellenberg was convicted Monday in a Chinese court of smuggling 500 pounds of methamphetamines, but his lawyer announced Tuesday that he would be appealing that sentence. [Full Article...]

Top Kremlin aide dismisses ‘stupid’ claims that Trump is a Russian agent

Top Kremlin aide dismisses ‘stupid’ claims that Trump is a Russian agent Lavrov, who was speaking at a separate news conference, noted that a probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller has produced no evidence of Trump's collusion with Russian Federation. Mr Lavrov rejected the allegations that Russian authorities could have arrested Mr Whelan in order to swap him for one of the Russians held in the USA, saying "we don't do such things". [Full Article...]

Shocking video shows moment driver finds toddler vehicle seat on road

Shocking video shows moment driver finds toddler vehicle seat on road A toddler appears to be safe after she fell out of a vehicle near the downtown Hy-Vee at Cherry Street near Riverfront Drive shortly before noon Monday. "If it didn't happen in front of me I'd never have believed it", Mock wrote on Facebook where he also shared the video. The toddler was properly strapped into the seat, but the seat wasn't correctly restrained in the auto, reported authorit... [Full Article...]

Australia to force local governments to induct citizens on national holiday

Australia to force local governments to induct citizens on national holiday Prime Minister Scott Morrison voiced his outrage over Byron Shire Council's decision to move all Australia Day celebrations, including the official citizenship ceremony, to the 25th out of respect for Indigenous Australians. The Local Government Association claims it has not been consulted about the amendments. He said regional councils like his own did not have "the quantity of applications for... [Full Article...]

Massive spinning ice disk forms in U.S. river

Massive spinning ice disk forms in U.S. river A curious formation that has grabbed the attention of Greater Portland, Maine, is actually a spinning ice disk, and it's roughly 91 metres wide. On social media, the ice circle was an instant sensation, alternately said to resemble a British crop circle or the mottled face of the moon-both fair descriptions. [Full Article...]

US Condemns Failed Iranian Attempt to Put a Satellite in Orbit

US Condemns Failed Iranian Attempt to Put a Satellite in Orbit It is larger than an earlier model known as the Safir, or "ambassador", that Iran previously used to launch satellites. The Payam, the object of Tuesday's failed launch, is one of two telecommunications satellites that Iran reportedly plans to send into orbit, despite warnings from U.S. [Full Article...]

Coalition says American forces killed in ISIS attack on Syria's Manbij

Coalition says American forces killed in ISIS attack on Syria's Manbij According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group, at least 15 people were killed in the rare attack in Manbij. "We are still gathering information and will share additional details at a later time", Col. "And by the way, we're knocking the hell out of ISIS", Trump said. Another video showed a helicopter flying over the area. To bolster his argument that IS had been de... [Full Article...]

Turkey to set up Syria ‘security zone’: Erdogan

Turkey to set up Syria ‘security zone’: Erdogan Erdogan, speaking to the country's parliament, said that Trump had reassured him that U.S. troops will be withdrawing from Syria. Kurdish leaders have not yet said if they would be willing to leave these settlements in return for promises that Turkey would cease its attacks their settlements elsewhere in Syria. [Full Article...]

American citizen killed in Nairobi attack

American citizen killed in Nairobi attack Gunmen began the attack on Tuesday. She also heard two explosions, she said . The attack, which involved heavy gunfire and explosions , happened at a five star hotel complex in the Westlands area about 3.00pm local time on Tuesday. Kenya is part of a regional peacekeeping operation that supports the Somali government in its battle against al-Shabaab. The intervention has become increasingly un... [Full Article...]

European Union to step up planning for no deal Brexit

European Union to step up planning for no deal Brexit Media captionWould you notice if you crossed the Irish border? Has the Irish government said anything? Former Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers said Mrs May had to engage with European Union leaders and to explain that the Westminster parliament had shown very clearly that the Brexit deal was not acceptable and that it is acceptably dead in its current form and needed to be signi... [Full Article...]

Saudi teen who fled abusive family adjusts to life in Canada

Saudi teen who fled abusive family adjusts to life in Canada Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, told Australian Broadcasting Corp in an interview recorded in Toronto and broadcast in Australia on Tuesday that she hoped that the worldwide attention on her flight from oppression in Saudi Arabia will be a catalyst for change. [Full Article...]

William Barr's Confirmation Hearings For Attorney General

William Barr's Confirmation Hearings For Attorney General Barr, as head of the Justice Department , would take over from acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker and oversee Mueller's work. Barr, who met with lawmakers last week to ensure them he would uphold the investigation, will tell the senators that the president "sought no assurances, promises, or commitments from me of any kind, either express or implied". [Full Article...]

I Never Worked for Russia'

I Never Worked for Russia' As they embrace their new oversight powers in Congress this month, House Democrats are aiming to obtain information about the private conversations President Donald Trump and members of his administration have held with Russian President Vladimir Putin , House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel said Monday. [Full Article...]

An Unhinged Donald Trump Attacks Elizabeth Warren With A Racially-Charged Tweet

An Unhinged Donald Trump Attacks Elizabeth Warren With A Racially-Charged Tweet On Sunday, Mr Trump said the senator, a 2020 presidential hopeful, should have filmed a commercial "from Bighorn or Wounded Knee" in "full Indian garb". Trump has long called Warren "Pocahontas" as a way of undercutting her claim to Native American heritage in attempting to denigrate her credibility. [Full Article...]

Active shooter situation at UPS facility in Gloucester County

Active shooter situation at UPS facility in Gloucester County The women had not been harmed, he said, but details of the hostage situation were not clear as the three were barricaded in a room at the facility. Several roads in the surrounding area are closed off due to active police presence. A UPS spokesman confirmed the active shooter situation in a statement: "UPS is working with law enforcement as they respond to an active shooter situation at one of... [Full Article...]

Canada takes in Saudi teen asylum seeker

Canada takes in Saudi teen asylum seeker Australia's Education Minister Dan Tehan said Saturday that Australia had moved quickly to process her case but Canada chose to take her in. Qunun had flown to Thailand from Kuwait to escape her family, saying she feared they would kill her because she renounced Islam. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia vows to make Khashoggi killers face justice

Saudi Arabia vows to make Khashoggi killers face justice Pompeo was meeting with the Saudi king and crown prince on Monday, the latest stop of a Middle East tour that has so far been dominated by questions and concerns about the withdrawal of USA troops from Syria . However, Trump has said Washington wants to preserve the alliance with the oil-rich kingdom, which he sees as a bulwark against common foe Iran and a lucrative buyer of USA arms. [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe fuel price shocker! Petrol price more than doubles

Zimbabwe fuel price shocker! Petrol price more than doubles Government doctors went on a 40-day strike beginning in early December demanding salaries in USA dollars and improved working conditions, while teachers' unions called a strike this week for better pay but their calls went largely unheeded. [Full Article...]


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