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Don't Buy Jeff Flake's Newfound 'Conscience' About Trump for One Single Second

They couldn't even repeal and replace Obamacare, breaking a major promise they've been making for seven years. Less than an hour later, McConnell poured cold water on that idea, saying that it was unlikely many Democrats would seek to work with Republicans and that they planned to forge ahead on their own if necessary. [Full Article...]

Trump's Justice Dept. to Sue Colleges for Affirmative Action Policies

Trump's Justice Dept. to Sue Colleges for Affirmative Action Policies The Trump administration is planning a "white discrimination" probe at colleges, targeting affirmative action policies created to bring more minority students to universities , The New York Times reported . "This is deeply disturbing", she added. The group has also filed admissions suits claiming discrimination against whites at the University of North Carolina and the University of Texas ... [Full Article...]

2 tons of illegal ivory crushed in Central Park

2 tons of illegal ivory crushed in Central Park In September, authorities arrested the shop's owners - brothers Irving and Samuel Morano - upon finding more than $4.5 million worth of smuggled ivory following a yearlong undercover investigation that ended in the largest seizure in the state's history. [Full Article...]

U.S. prepares to test launch unarmed ICBM from California

U.S. prepares to test launch unarmed ICBM from California North Korea has alarmed the worldwide community by the pace and progress of its missile development program, and in July leader Kim Jong-Un conducted two tests of an ICBM - the first time he had demonstrated ICBM capability. "China could easily solve this problem!" "The ARF is the only venue thus far that we have to promote candid and free-flow dialogue and to actually express our concerns t... [Full Article...]

Tillerson, North Korean envoy to cross paths, but won't meet

Tillerson, North Korean envoy to cross paths, but won't meet Earlier on Tuesday, a leading Republican senator, Lindsey Graham, said Trump had told him he was willing to go to war with North Korea "if they continued to try to hit America with an ICBM". Relatives said they were told the 22-year-old University of Virginia student had been in a coma since shortly after he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea in March 2016. [Full Article...]

Japan's Taro Kono to be foreign minister in cabinet reshuffle: Kyodo

Mr Kono's predecessor, Mr Fumio Kishida , opted out of this Cabinet to become the policy chief for the Liberal Democrats. The prime minister himself faced allegations of favouring a friend who sought approval for the construction of a new university department. [Full Article...]

Trump tells Turnbull: You're worse than me

In a first conversation as President (as opposed to conversations during a campaign as a candidate), he needed to be ready to accept the dictum that you rarely get a second chance to make a first impression. President Barack Obama made with Australia to accept 1,250 refugees into the U.S. "You are worse than I am". "Obama?" Trump asks. Turnbull responds, apparently realising Trump is out o... [Full Article...]

Trump's new chief of staff takes over a White House in chaos

He said he likes having the first daughter and her husband Jared Kushner in the White House, despite the turmoil Kushner has caused by failing to disclose meetings he's held with foreign officials . According to the Washington Post , Kelly found the man's scabrous rant "abhorrent and embarrassing to the president". "I think the President clearly did not have a trust relationship with Reince. [Full Article...]

Deadly Heat Waves Could Hit South Asia This Century

Deadly Heat Waves Could Hit South Asia This Century After running high-resolution simulations under two climate scenarios, Eun-Soon Im and colleagues reveal wet-bulb temperatures are projected to approach the survivability threshold (35 degrees Celsius) over most of South Asia, and exceed it at a few locations, by the end of the century under a business-as-usual (BAU) scenario, while reaching unsafe levels (over 31 Celsius) under a mitigation sce... [Full Article...]

Police acknowledge Netanyahu suspected of bribery, fraud, breach of trust

Police acknowledge Netanyahu suspected of bribery, fraud, breach of trust It claimed a campaign was underway to reshuffle the government but the effort would fail because there was nothing to it. The conversation was recorded and the suspicion is that the two tried to close a deal of mutual benefit - ensuring Netanyahu favorable coverage in exchange for actions that would benefit Mozes. [Full Article...]

Russian reporter punched live on air at paratrooper bash

Russian reporter punched live on air at paratrooper bash Orlov, then, landed a punch on Razvozzhayev. As Razvozzhayev was punched, the feed was immediately shifted to the studio with the anchor citing "problems" with the feed. It was the occasion of the annual Airborne Troops Day when he got approached by an anonymous man wearing a t-shirt and shorts started cursing the reporter. [Full Article...]

Trump urges Mexican president: Stop saying you won't pay for the wall

Trump urges Mexican president: Stop saying you won't pay for the wall In the transcript published by the Post , Turnbull repeatedly explains the terms of the agreement made by President Barack Obama for the U.S.to resettle as many as 1,250 asylum seekers. "But you can not say that to the press", the president said . "This is what I suggest, Mr. President - let us stop talking about the wall", he said. [Full Article...]

Congress shifts focus to tax reform

He described Trump's 15 percent proposal as "very unlikely". Republicans controlling Congress are gearing up to advance their tax measure this fall, promising to lower rates on businesses and individuals, while clearing out many tax breaks and deductions. [Full Article...]

Maharashtra govt sacks controversial IAS officer Radhyesham Mopalwar

Maharashtra govt sacks controversial IAS officer Radhyesham Mopalwar Their demand was related to the audio clips in which Mr. Mopalwar is purportedly heard fixing a deal for a plot. While former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan has demanded a judicial enquiry against Mopalwar, former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar has demanded Mopalwar's immediate suspension. [Full Article...]

Massive fire soars up side of Dubai's Torch tower

Massive fire soars up side of Dubai's Torch tower Fire brigades have been deployed to the scene. A luxury skyscraper in Dubai - dubbed the "Torch" tower - is now engulfed in flames, with residents scrambling to escape the 86-story building as the blaze shoots up the side. There is no word on casualties, but Dubai's government media office announced that residents have been successfully evacuated from the building. Hope everyone gets out OK'... [Full Article...]

EC 'Satisfied' with US Sanctions Law

EC 'Satisfied' with US Sanctions Law If the USA sanctions specifically disadvantage European Union companies trading with Russian Federation in the energy sector the European Union is prepared to take appropriate steps in response within days, he told a radio interview. Mr Juncker has made it clear that he believes it is a mistake for the United Kingdom to "abandon" the European Union even joking that the English language is "los... [Full Article...]

United States sanctions are 'trade war' on Russian Federation

Contrast Trump's frequent getaways with his criticism, before and during last year's presidential campaign, of former President Barack Obama's vacations and frequent golf outings. Iran said the new sanctions violated the nuclear deal and it would respond in an "appropriate and proportional" manner, reports the semi-official Isna news agency. [Full Article...]

A plane is flying over America right now & drawing

A plane is flying over America right now & drawing The right wing stretched through Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. According to live flight tracking website flightaware .com the B787 took off from Seattle Boeing Field at 1538 Pacific Daylight Time on August 2, and has spent the last 17-odd hours following a flight path in the shape of a B787 aircraft. [Full Article...]

Power restoration for Hatteras, Ocracoke expected in 1-2 days

Power restoration for Hatteras, Ocracoke expected in 1-2 days New power poles are now all in place and crews have started the more delicate, careful work of connecting the new lines to the underground power cable that provides electricity to Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative said in a news release. [Full Article...]

'You're worse than I am' the infamous Trump-Turnbull call leaked

TRUMP: I do not know what he got out of it. TURNBULL: He is a great mutual friend yes . The President appeared to know very little about the resettlement agreement. We should do that too. You can decide to take them or to not take them after vetting. When it comes to human rights abuses we're far ahead of the game, so to speak. [Full Article...]


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