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House democrats called to revoke Jared Kushner's security clearance

House democrats called to revoke Jared Kushner's security clearance Those include the two failed travel bans, the National Security Council change and the Obamacare replacement push. After scores of Jewish community centers were forced to evacuate following bomb threats, Trump had reportedly said during a meeting with state attorneys-general that the bomb threats were possibly false accusations that were simply meant to "make others look bad". [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions Announces a New Crackdown on Immigrants and "Filth"

From the border port of entry in Nogales, Arizona, Attorney General Jeff Sessions touted his role as the nation's top cop earlier this week. He toured the border and called for a series of changes that he said will mark the beginning of an era to free American cities and the border of "filth" brought by drug cartels and criminal organizations, reports said. [Full Article...]

Protesters around country call for Trump to release tax returns

Two of the biggest tax marches took place in NY and Los Angeles, with each drawing about 5,000 people, according to estimates by Reuters reporters. Back in January, the Trump administration tried to quietly put the issue under the rug when White House advisor Kellyanne Connway told ABC News Trump would not release his tax returns because voters "didn't care." About 200 people attended a de... [Full Article...]

Former President Ahmadinejad Submits Name for Iran's Presidential Election

The Ayatollah suggested Ahmadinejad throw his support behind his former deputy, Hamid Baghaie. Ahmadinejad past year ruled out a comeback of his own after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei indicated it could have a "polarising" effect on the nation. [Full Article...]

War Looms in Korea

Wang and Ayrault revealed at the press conference held after their meeting that they had discussed bilateral issues and major global crises such as the situation on the Korean Peninsula and the civil war in Syria. Wang Yi said the UN Security Council should maintain the unity of all the members, to solve the issue peacefully. Wang's comments Friday mark the latest attempt to cool tensions by Nor... [Full Article...]

Last Jedi Director on the Title, Rey's Parentage and the New Planet

After the teaser trailer for the long-awaited Star Wars: Battlefront II leaked a few days ago, the rumors of a campaign being added to the sequel, and characters from all three trilogies being included into the multiplayer mode were all confirmed. [Full Article...]

Macron's lead narrows in French presidential election, polls show

On Jean Lasalle - "son of a shepherd, brother of a shepherd" - with his impenetrable Pyrenean accent; on Francois Asselineau with his "Frexit" obsession; on the rival Trotskyites Philippe Poutou and Nathalie Arthaud with their rousing calls to punish the bosses. [Full Article...]

Thousands of U.K. Firms Begin Publishing Gender Pay-Gap Figures

The aim was to close a wage gap that found women making 77 cents for every dollar that men earn. The reasoning behind the campaign is this, if a woman makes 20 percent less than a man, she should pay 20 percent less for the purchases she makes. [Full Article...]

Trump, Suggests Susan Rice Committed Crime, offering no evidence

Rice is the latest target for Trump and his embattled defenders. But the president typically enjoys immunity from civil lawsuits over official acts, Culhane noted, and a court could find that Trump's interview with the newspaper was within the scope of his official duties. [Full Article...]

Russia Says Evidence Growing Syria Chemical Attack Was Staged

Syria's government invited the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to visit the site of the April 4 incident and the airbase that the US later bombed, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is investigating the attack. The three countries are calling for two investigations, an independent probe into the chemical attack and anoth... [Full Article...]

North Korea displays new missiles in military parade

Almost 60 missiles rolled through Kim Il-Sung Square at an event to mark the 105th anniversary of the North's founder, in a show of strength as tensions mount over the isolated nation's military ambitions. The U.S. had scrambled a carrier battle group led by the USS Carl Vinson to the area near the Korean Peninsula, prompting aggressive comments from North Korea on Friday. [Full Article...]

Judge halts Arkansas plan to execute 8 inmates in 11 days

Thornton /The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP). McKesson said the Arkansas Department of Corrections "intentionally sought to circumvent McKesson's policies" by claiming that the drug it obtained - vecuronium bromide, a paralytic used in lethal injections - would only be used for medical reasons in a health facility. [Full Article...]

U.S. ambassador: Regime change in Syria is a priority for Trump administration

But the strike could set in motion events that force Trump to take a more active role on the world stage, experts said, while others suggested the chemical weapons attack might have changed Trump's outlook on the role the USA should play. What have other Syria allies said? "We deplore Russia's continued defence of the Assad regime", he added. Russia's deputy ambassador to the UN, Vladimir Sa... [Full Article...]

Canada introduces bill to legalize recreational marijuana

The provinces will also decide how the drug will be distributed and sold. A U.S. Embassy spokesperson, speaking on background, said while any changes won't impact the relationship between the two countries, Canadians still need to be cognizant of the law as it stands in the U.S. [Full Article...]

Dragoons to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said the "power of Allied force" is as relevant today as in 1917. Trudeau was among the dignitaries to speak at the ceremony at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in northern France, where as many as 25,000 people came to honour the Canadians who died in the fighting. [Full Article...]

Tax Day demonstrators in US take on Trump, his supporters

Protesters gathered at Civic Center Park and rallied together Saturday afternoon to ask for transparency and honesty from the president when it comes to his financial dealings. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said there's nothing that prevents the president for releasing his taxes but, "The simple truth is he's got a lot to hide." Sen. [Full Article...]

Federal judge issues order to block Arkansas executions

Ward was one of two inmates set to die Monday. A spokesperson for state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Arkansas would appeal the ruling, adding, "It is unfortunate that a USA district judge has chosen to side with the convicted prisoners in one of their many last-minute attempts to delay justice". [Full Article...]

'Boss Baby,' 'Beauty' outshine 'Smurfs 3' at box office

'Boss Baby,' 'Beauty' outshine 'Smurfs 3' at box office Speaking of overperforming: " Beauty and the Beast " takes second place again this week, earning about $ 25 million . Although DreamWorks Animation's The Boss Baby fell almost 50% compared to its opening weekend, the animated comedy featuring the voice of Alec Baldwin continued to draw in families despite the competition from newcomer Smurfs: The Lost Village. [Full Article...]

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Cancels His Easter Egg Hunt Due to Manhunt

Okay, so they're not as tricky as wily rabbits. The big Plaza event, the Soroptomists' annual Easter egg hunt starts promptly on Saturday at 10 a.m. Looking for something to do with your children this Easter weekend? "The victor takes home a basket full of Easter goodies which includes chocolate bunnies, edible chocolate eggs, marshmallows and carrot cake; I'm looking forward to a great time". [Full Article...]

Iraqi state-run TV says Islamic State second-in-command killed in airstrike

Iraqi state-run TV says Islamic State second-in-command killed in airstrike Airstrikes by Iraqi Air Force and US-led worldwide coalition forces have been vital to the months-long operation to retake Mosul from IS. The worries about civilian casualties have grown as Iraqi forces push to take western Mosul from the Islamic State with the help of USA and allied air power, rockets and artillery. [Full Article...]


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