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California, 18 More States Urge End to Anti-Transgender Bias in Military

California, 18 More States Urge End to Anti-Transgender Bias in Military Evangelical Christian leaders who informally advise President Donald Trump briefly discussed the issue of banning transgender individuals from serving in the military during a meeting at the White House earlier this month. "So, to the transgender individuals now serving in the armed forces: thank you". Let's ignore the fact that a blanket ban on millions of men and women who may or may not be ac... [Full Article...]

President Trump to travel to promote tax overhaul legislation

President Trump to travel to promote tax overhaul legislation National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn repeated the message, saying before a listening session with real estate industry members that the administration and congressional lawmakers were in a "heavy drive toward tax reform". "So that, I think, is an aggressive schedule, but that is our timetable", Mr. Short said during the event. Short also argued that tax reform can be bipartisan, and said... [Full Article...]

Gone in 10 days

Gone in 10 days It is not clear if Scaramucci would continue to be inside the White House in some other capacity. "We wish him the best". However, following comments by Scaramucci calling Priebus a "paranoid schizophrenic", Trump changed his mind about the NY investor and decided during meetings with Kelly, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump that Scaramucci was too much of a political liability. [Full Article...]

No resolution to education funding bill

No resolution to education funding bill Rauner's office declined to comment about what action the governor would take until he officially received the bill. Now that the bill is on his desk, it's unclear what will happen. "They're not doing this because they're Democrats or Republicans". They contended the delay was needed to give the sides some time to negotiate an agreement, while Rauner argued the move was designed to create panic ... [Full Article...]

Portland Metro Monday Weather: Excessive heat warning issued

Portland Metro Monday Weather: Excessive heat warning issued As a result of these much warmer temperatures and the lack of measurable rain for several weeks, the The National Weather Service (NWS) in Seattle has issued a Excessive Heat Watch for Puget Sound area south of Skagit County and a Special Weather Statement for Skagit and Whatcom County today. [Full Article...]

Body of NC man believed kidnapped during manhunt found

Body of NC man believed kidnapped during manhunt found Transylvania County authorities, who had labeled Stroupe armed and unsafe, had said when the search began July 22 that Stroupe had a handgun and has used it to steal a mountain bike that he rode into the forest after a auto chase ended. It wasn't known if he had a lawyer. In addition to Stroupe, three others, including his father, have been charged with accessory after the fact to first-degree m... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation bans VPNs, anonymous web browsing

Russian Federation bans VPNs, anonymous web browsing According to Radio Free Europe , a USA government radio station owned established during the Cold War to broadcast propaganda to the then-Soviet satellite states, the new law will require Internet providers to block websites that offer VPNs and other proxy services. [Full Article...]

Island businesses fret about power outage losses

Island businesses fret about power outage losses But on Monday, the cooperative said that one of the cables was intact and functional. The Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative says in a news release that tests Saturday night revealed that all three cables are damaged. "They're packing up and moving out", Dorothy Hester, a spokeswoman for Dare County, told NBC affiliate WITN of Washington. "If they purchased before this happened yeah, if th... [Full Article...]

China's Factory Activity Slows in July

China's Factory Activity Slows in July The July reading fell below a median forecast of 51.6 from a Wall. A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while a reading below reflects contraction. Although both survey's measure activity levels across China's manufacturing sector, the Caixin-IHS Markit is a private survey that tends to focus on small and medium-sized firms. [Full Article...]

Pence to Baltic Allies: 'We Stand With You'

Pence to Baltic Allies: 'We Stand With You' Pence is also set to visit Georgia and Montenegro before he returns to the U.S. "As a conservative Republican, he will also try to convince these nervous allies, who really do look to us for protection, that the incessant "noise" in Washington about the Trump administration playing footsies with the Russians does not mean that the United States will sacrifice their interests to a Moscow-Wa... [Full Article...]

BBCI: Sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty of violating judge's order

BBCI: Sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty of violating judge's order A sentencing hearing is scheduled for October 5. In court, Arpaio's lawyers argued he had misunderstood the court order, only breaking with it because one of his former lawyers had explained it to him poorly. "Arpaio believes that a jury would have found in his favor and that it will", the statement read. He "willfully violated the order by failing to do anything to ensure his subordinates' co... [Full Article...]

OIC To Hold Another Emergency Meeting On Jerusalem In Istanbul

OIC To Hold Another Emergency Meeting On Jerusalem In Istanbul Only this week, al-Resalah newspaper reported Bezalel Smotrich from the Jewish Home party calling for theā€‚building of a synagogue inside the al-Aqsa Mosque courtyard. They also called on all academic and religious institutes to focus on raising awareness about the clashes at Al Aqsa Mosque and how to support the Palestinian cause. [Full Article...]

Training before parade irrelevant to 'neighbourhood situation': China

Training before parade irrelevant to 'neighbourhood situation': China China held a parade of its armed forces Sunday to mark the 90th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army [PLA] in a display of military might. Xi wore a camouflage uniform, marking the first time a Chinese leader has worn such a uniform in a military parade. [Full Article...]

Possible first sighting of an exomoon

Possible first sighting of an exomoon The planet around which the exomoon might have been spotted is in the Kepler 1625 star system, called the Kepler 1625b, one of the so-called "warm planets", notes the study . At present Kipping's team, which includes his Columbia colleague Alex Teachey and citizen scientist Allan Schmidt, are remaining cautious about the potential discovery. [Full Article...]

CAT 2017 Notification: Form Filling Process to start from 9th of August

CAT 2017 Notification: Form Filling Process to start from 9th of August The registrations for the Common Admission Test CAT 2017 will commence from August 9 , 2017. This year, the exam will be held in two sessions. The duration of the examination will be 180 minutes that is 3 hours and the examination will be held in three sections that is Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability. [Full Article...]

Convention Hackers Break Into Voting Machines in Minutes

Convention Hackers Break Into Voting Machines in Minutes Confirming his meet with Russian lawyer, Donald Trump Junior earlier this month said , "He was under the impression woman could provide damaging information on his father's rival Hillary Clinton ". In general, the decentralised nature of the voting system means it would be hard to tamper with it on a significant scale, Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey argued before the ... [Full Article...]

Thunderstorms, humidity in Albany's Monday forecast

Thunderstorms, humidity in Albany's Monday forecast Monday afternoon highs will be in the low/ mid-90s with partly cloudy conditions and have winds from the east/ southeast at 5-15 miles per hour. Highs will range in the 70s and 80s under mostly cloudy skies. Lows will be in the mid-70s with a 50 percent chance of rain. Friday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 8 a.m. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. [Full Article...]

Body found on Ortley Beach may be missing swimmer, says mayor

Reid said. The Coast Guard and Point Pleasant police had conducted a boat and air search for Oravcova. One of the missing swimmer's friends was rescued from the water by a park ranger, he said. 'It's really sad for this community. The Coast Guard is assisting local agencies in the search, which includes 10 miles of coastline. "Suspending a search is always a hard decision and it's something ... [Full Article...]

Tony Blair can't be prosecuted over Iraq War, High Court rules

Tony Blair can't be prosecuted over Iraq War, High Court rules General Abdul Wahed Shannan al-Rabbat accused the former prime minister and two of his ministers, Jack Straw and Lord Goldsmith, of criminal "aggression " during the 2003 Iraq invasion to overthrow Saddam Hussein. The report also detailed the private deals Blair made with Bush ahead of the invasion. He said there had been a series of attempts to prosecute Blair, which have all been blocked. [Full Article...]

Alabama jailbreak: Two inmates at large after 12 escape

Alabama jailbreak: Two inmates at large after 12 escape The Walker County Sheriff's Office released a list of six prisoners they still were hunting for. On Sunday night, the Jasper Police Department posted an alert to its Facebook page warning residents about the prisoners on the loose. Nearby residents are being warned to stay indoors and safe, as two of the escaped inmates were serving sentences for attempted murder . He was imprisoned for drug ... [Full Article...]


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