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  • Kamala Harris Is Terrible on Criminal Justice
    January 22, 2019

    Kamala Harris Is Terrible on Criminal JusticeDemocratic senator Kamala Harris has announced that she is throwing her hat in the ring to run for president in 2020 ??? so now is as good a time as any to remind everyone of her terrible record on criminal justice. Thankfully, criminal-justice reform has become a bit of a popular issue these days among both Democrats and Republicans. As a civil libertarian, it???s my opinion that we still have a long way to go ??? and putting Kamala Harris in the White House would not be a step in the right direction.


  • Trump seeks to go ahead with State of the Union in spite of Pelosi letter
    January 22, 2019

    Trump seeks to go ahead with State of the Union in spite of Pelosi letterDonald Trump is planning on pushing forward and delivering his second State of the Union to a joint session of Congress, even though Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi asked him to delay the annual event. The White House reached out to the House Sergeant-at-Arms in an email, asking for a schedule for a walk-through for the speech. The State of the Union is scheduled for the 29 January, but Ms Pelosi had cited security concerns raised by the ongoing government shutdown as reason to delay the event.


  • Alleged US spy received Russian 'state secret' without knowing: lawyer
    January 22, 2019

    Alleged US spy received Russian 'state secret' without knowing: lawyerA former US Marine charged with espionage in Russia was handed a USB drive containing state secrets without knowing what was on the device, his lawyer said Tuesday after a hearing extending his client's custody. Paul Whelan, 48, was taken into custody on December 28 by the Russian FSB security service, which said he was caught "while carrying out an act of espionage".


  • See Niagara Falls Transform Into an Icy Wonderland Amid Bone-Chilling Cold
    January 22, 2019

    See Niagara Falls Transform Into an Icy Wonderland Amid Bone-Chilling ColdImages show trees and pathways coated in thick sheets of snow and ice


  • The New 2020 GMC Sierra HD Is a Reskinned Silverado HD
    January 22, 2019

    The New 2020 GMC Sierra HD Is a Reskinned Silverado HDAs usual, the GMC will come with extra chrome and an in-your-face grille.


  • New York's Gun-Transportation Rules Draw Supreme Court Scrutiny
    January 22, 2019

    New York's Gun-Transportation Rules Draw Supreme Court ScrutinyThe court said it will hear an appeal from three city handgun owners and an advocacy group who say New York has the most extreme firearm-transportation restrictions in the country. The case may demonstrate the impact of the newest justice, Brett Kavanaugh, whose appeals court record suggests he???ll be a more aggressive enforcer of gun rights than the justice he replaced, Anthony Kennedy.


  • Norwegian Cruise Line denies claim crew member used passenger's cabin for sex
    January 22, 2019

    Norwegian Cruise Line denies claim crew member used passenger's cabin for sexNorwegian Cruise Line on Tuesday denied that a crew member used a British couple's cabin for sex during a recent voyage.


  • Huawei calls for swift end to case of executive arrested in Canada
    January 22, 2019

    Huawei calls for swift end to case of executive arrested in CanadaChina's Huawei Technologies wants a quick resolution of the case of its former finance chief Meng Wanzhou, who is accused of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran and has been detained in Canada, its chairman said on Tuesday. The United States has told Canada it will request Meng's extradition, but has not said when it will do so, David MacNaughton, Canada's ambassador to the U.S., said in a Globe and Mail interview on Monday.


  • Meet the Women Who Protested the Women???s March
    January 21, 2019

    Meet the Women Who Protested the Women???s MarchWomen from various political and ideological backgrounds challenged the 2019 Women???s March by marching in protest and organizing alternative rallies near the Washington, D.C. event on Saturday. The third annual Women???s March took place in Freedom Plaza, a more confined space than in years past, suggesting that organizers anticipated smaller crowds after facing allegations of anti-Semitism and defending Nation of Islam???s anti-Semitic leader Louis Farrakhan. Following the development of those controversies, conservative group Independent Women???s Forum (IWF) organized a rally across the street in the name of ???all women??? at the same time as the Women???s March.


  • Florida police run over couple lying in the road to watch lunar eclipse
    January 21, 2019

    Florida police run over couple lying in the road to watch lunar eclipseA police officer in Florida ran over two people lying on a dark road to watch the lunar eclipse, leaving them requring hospital treatment. A statement given to the Palm Beach Post by police said that the two were run over after choosing to lie in the park because it was ???extremely dark???.


  • Where the investigations related to President Trump stand
    January 23, 2019

    Where the investigations related to President Trump standWhere the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him:


  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe - Photos
    January 22, 2019

    2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe - Photos


  • British pound recovers as May outlines Brexit 'Plan B'
    January 21, 2019

    British pound recovers as May outlines Brexit 'Plan B'The pound recovered ground Monday after British Prime Minister Theresa May said she plans to return to Brussels to discuss changes to the Brexit deal she agreed with EU leaders last month despite an overwhelming rejection of the draft text by MPs last week. There was mixed news out of China, with official data showing the country's economic growth at its slowest pace in 28 years offsetting a report that the country has offered to eliminate its massive trade surplus with the United States -- easing trade war tensions between the world's two biggest economies. "Unless the British PM intends to commit political suicide, an extension request is the most likely scenario and the EU will most probably agree, which should be a positive development that will take the pound towards $1.30 again," predicted Konstantinos Anthis, Head of Research at ADSS.


  • Teen in MAGA hat denies mocking Native American
    January 21, 2019

    Teen in MAGA hat denies mocking Native AmericanA white high school student seen with classmates appearing to confront a Native American Vietnam veteran near the Lincoln Memorial says video of the incident that went viral gives the false impression that the teens were instigators. Linda So reports.


  • Zimbabwe Says Tweet About Palace Coup Talk Was Fake
    January 21, 2019

    Zimbabwe Says Tweet About Palace Coup Talk Was FakeBloomberg erroneously reported earlier that President Emmerson Mnangagwa???s spokesman, George Charamba, dismissed rumors of a palace coup, citing a tweet from the account. Charamba does not have a Twitter account, Regis Chikowore, principal director at the information ministry, said by phone.


  • America's F-35 Stealth Fighter: The Ultimate Missile Killer?
    January 21, 2019

    America's F-35 Stealth Fighter: The Ultimate Missile Killer?The Pentagon wants to add F-35 stealth fighters to America's missile shield. But to have any chance at shooting down ballistic missiles, the F-35 might need a new weapon.


  • A century on, Basra's British-era shipyard going strong
    January 22, 2019

    A century on, Basra's British-era shipyard going strongThousands of ships, including former dictator Saddam Hussein's yacht, have passed through the Iraqi shipyard's three docks, where a giant steam engine hauls them out of the water and up the century-old wooden tracks. Mohammed Adnan, who has been operating the huge steam engine for six years now, says it is not easy. "They say they [the British] brought in the wood from Burma... we tried to drill a 1.5 inch nail into it once, we couldn't," said Jassim Hussain Sabour, the shipyard's longest-serving worker.


  • Prince Philip crash: passenger who broke wrist claims police haven't asked her for statement four days on
    January 21, 2019

    Prince Philip crash: passenger who broke wrist claims police haven't asked her for statement four days onA woman who broke her wrist in a car crash with the Duke of Edinburgh has criticised police for their treatment of her, claiming she has still not been asked for a statement four days on. Emma Fairweather, 46, was a passenger in a Kia Carens which collided with the Duke's Land Rover on Thursday, and has said she is "very upset" by the treatment she has received from police and Buckingham Palace.?? Claiming she has not even been asked to give a statement detailing what happened, she said she believed she was being treated differently to the Duke, who has since been photographed out driving again. Ms Fairweather has received a message of support from the Queen, delivered by a lady-in-waiting via a telephone message while she was away from home, but said of the approach of police and palace: "The support that I??was offered initially hasn???t really been the reality for me. "I???ve had no opportunity to discuss this in any formal capacity. "I need somebody to understand that I??still have medical concerns. I???m very worried that I??haven???t been asked for a statement from the police. The scene of the crash, near Sandringham "When I contacted the Family Liaison Officer??to say I??have a number of questions, he hasn???t been prepared to listen to those." She added: "???There needs to be a decision as to whether Prince Philip and I are from the same walk of life or not, and we either receive the same treatment or we don???t. "I haven???t had a full medical check over yet, I just feel that his treatment or his experience hasn???t been the same as mine.??? A Norfolk Police spokesman??said: ???In any collision investigation our priority is to ensure medical welfare is addressed in the first instance before taking any statement. "We can confirm arrangements were made on Friday (18 January) to take a statement from the passenger involved in the collision. This will take place tomorrow (22 January). ???Further contact was attempted on a number of occasions over the weekend but unfortunately these were not successful. ???Family liaison officers are not normally deployed for collisions of this nature. However, recognising the level of public interest in this case we felt it appropriate to provide additional support. ???All family liaison officers give advice around handling media attention, and as part of this, it is made clear that it is a decision for the individual whether or not to speak to journalists.??? Ms Fairweather was interviewed on ITV's This Morning, following several interviews with the Daily and Sunday Mirror newspapers.?? Her friend, the 28-year-old driver of the car Ellie??Townsend, has chosen not to speak publicly, understood to be shaken by the experience after fearing for her nine-month-old baby son in the back of the car. Ms Fairweather claimed she has asked for car insurance details from Mrs Townsend "a number of times" in the aftermath of the crash, telling This Morning: "Finally yesterday afternoon I??received a very formal email from her husband to share those details with me." The Duke of Edinburgh driving in September 2018 Credit: Peter Jolly Asked what she hoped for from officials, she said: "I think an acknowledgement, not so much any admission of responsibility, but that somebody who would like to talk to me about how difficult this is going to be for me. "I???ve had no support. The only support I???ve had is my very??immediate family. "Neither party [the Duke or the second driver] have been forthcoming with very much information." Asked about whether she had spoken to the Duke immediately after the crash, she said: "Somebody said he did try to but he was advised not to. "[But] I don???t think asking if you???re OK is accepting liability." The Duke was photographed on Saturday driving a replacement Land Rover near to the Sandringham Estate, without wearing a seatbelt.?? Ms Fairweather said she had been "very upset" after seeing the pictures, adding: "Of course accidents happen, but??there needs to be a period of reflection on what could be done differently to prevent the same thing happening again. "It was highly insensitive and inconsiderate to me." The Queen attends church at Sandringham on Sunday Credit: Mark Cuthbert Mary Morrison, the Queen???s lady-in-waiting, had telephoned Ms Fairweather prior to the interview, saying in a message:?????Hello, I???m ringing from Sandringham House. "The Queen has asked me to telephone you to pass on her warmest good wishes following the ??accident and she is very eager to know how you are and hope that everything is going as well as can be expected.?? ???We???re all thinking of you very much at Sandringham and I???ll try you at a later date. Unfortunately I???ve got to go out quite shortly but I hope all is well as can be expected for you. Thank you very much indeed. Goodbye.??? A senior Palace aide has also spoken directly to the driver.


  • Mexico probes negligence in pipeline blast that killed 91
    January 21, 2019

    Mexico probes negligence in pipeline blast that killed 91Mexico has opened an investigation into what caused a deadly pipeline explosion, including possible negligence by authorities, the attorney general said Monday, as the death toll rose to 91 people. It is still unclear exactly how events unfolded leading up to the Friday blast, which occurred as hundreds of people rushed to collect fuel in buckets and jerrycans from a geyser of gasoline that was spouting from an illegal pipeline tap near the town of Tlahuelilpan, in the central state of Hidalgo. Attorney General Alejandro Gertz said investigators were trying to determine who tapped the pipeline -- whether locals acting alone or one of the criminal gangs that have turned fuel theft into a booming industry in Mexico.


  • Martin Luther King Jr Day 2019: Who was the civil rights leader and will Trump's government shutdown affect the holiday?
    January 21, 2019

    Martin Luther King Jr Day 2019: Who was the civil rights leader and will Trump's government shutdown affect the holiday?Each year Americans celebrate the life of the US civil rights movement???s best-known spokesman and leader on Martin Luther King Jr Day. The movement pioneered by Martin Luther King pressured the American government to end legalised segregation in the United States. This year???s holiday is the second of Donald Trump???s presidency and could clash with the US government shutdown if the closure is not resolved by 21 January 2019.


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