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  • U.S. Supreme Court gives Trump victory on immigration detention
    March 19, 2019

    U.S. Supreme Court gives Trump victory on immigration detentionThe Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed U.S. government authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation for any length of time.


  • Last prosecutor on Michael Flynn case departs Mueller's office
    March 18, 2019

    Last prosecutor on Michael Flynn case departs Mueller's officeHer departure comes on the heels of reports that another Mueller prosecutor would leave the office in coming days and is sure to be seen as a new indication that the special counsel???s investigation is winding down.


  • I got into 39 colleges without cheating: What applying to schools looks like in 2019
    March 19, 2019

    I got into 39 colleges without cheating: What applying to schools looks like in 2019Jordan Nixon got into 39 colleges without any celebrity parents or $500,000 bribes. But that doesn't mean it wasn't "stressful to say the least."


  • Christchurch harbored white supremacists before massacre
    March 19, 2019

    Christchurch harbored white supremacists before massacreCHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) ??? The leafy New Zealand city where a self-proclaimed racist fatally shot 50 people at mosques during Friday prayers is known for its picturesque meandering river and English heritage. For decades, Christchurch has also been the center of the country's small but persistent white supremacist movement.


  • What Happens Next in Brexit? Two Cliff-Edges and a Summit
    March 19, 2019

    What Happens Next in Brexit? Two Cliff-Edges and a Summit(Bloomberg) -- Follow @Brexit,??sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, and tell us your Brexit story.??


  • Fox News hires former DNC chair Donna Brazile who left CNN after tipping off Clinton about 2016 debate questions
    March 19, 2019

    Fox News hires former DNC chair Donna Brazile who left CNN after tipping off Clinton about 2016 debate questionsFox News' newest pundit is one CNN rejected after she colluded with Hillary Clinton's campaign before campaign events in 2016. Fox said on Monday that it has hired Donna Brazile, the former interim Democratic National Committee chair and a long-time CNN commentator before she became embroiled in controversy in 2016. CNN forced Ms Brazile to resign as an on-air contributor in October 2016 after emails revealed that she had tipped off Ms Clinton's aides about questions likely to be asked by CNN moderators during the debates and town hall meetings carried by CNN.


  • View Every Angle of the 2019 Volvo XC40 T4 in Photos
    March 18, 2019

    View Every Angle of the 2019 Volvo XC40 T4 in Photos


  • Pilot who hitched a ride in cockpit saved doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 Max day before it crashed
    March 20, 2019

    Pilot who hitched a ride in cockpit saved doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 Max day before it crashedAs the Lion Air crew fought to control their diving Boeing??737 Max 8, they got help from an unexpected source: an off-duty pilot who happened to be riding in the cockpit. That extra pilot, who was seated in the cockpit jumpseat, correctly diagnosed the problem and told the crew how to disable a malfunctioning flight-control system and save the plane, two people familiar with Indonesia???s investigation told Bloomberg. The next day, under command of a different crew facing what investigators said was an identical malfunction, the jetliner crashed into the Java Sea killing all 189 aboard. The previously undisclosed detail on the earlier Lion Air flight represents a new clue in the mystery of how some 737 Max pilots faced with the malfunction have been able to avert disaster while the others lost control of their planes and crashed. The presence of a third pilot in the cockpit wasn???t contained in Indonesia???s National Transportation Safety Committee???s November 28 report on the crash and hasn???t previously been reported. Airlines with Boeing 737 Max 8s in their fleet The so-called dead-head pilot on the earlier flight from Bali to Jakarta told the crew to cut power to the motor driving the nose down, according to the people familiar, part of a checklist that all pilots are required to memorise. ???All the data and information that we have on the flight and the aircraft have been submitted to the Indonesian NTSC. We can???t provide additional comment at this stage due the ongoing investigation on the accident,??? Lion Air spokesman Danang Prihantoro said. The Indonesia safety committee report said the plane had had multiple failures on previous flights and hadn???t been properly repaired. Representatives for Boeing and the Indonesian safety committee declined to comment on the earlier flight. The safety system, designed to keep planes from climbing too steeply and stalling, has come under scrutiny by investigators of the crash as well as a subsequent one less than five months later in Ethiopia. A malfunctioning sensor is believed to have tricked the Lion Air plane???s computers into thinking it needed to automatically bring the nose down to avoid a stall. Jakarta plane crash: Flight Lion Air JT610 Boeing???s 737 Max was grounded on March 13 by US??regulatorsafter similarities to the Oct. 29 Lion Air crash emerged in the investigation of the March 10 crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. In the wake of the two accidents, questions have emerged about how Boeing???s design of the new 737 model were approved. The Transportation Department???s inspector general is conducting a review of how the plane was certified to fly and a grand jury under the US??Justice Department is also seeking records in a possible criminal probe of the plane???s certification. The FAA last week said it planned to mandate changes in the system to make it less likely to activate when there is no emergency. The agency and Boeing said they are also going to require additional training and references to it in flight manuals. ???We will fully cooperate in the review in the Department of Transportation???s audit,??? Boeing spokesman Charles Bickers said. The company has declined to comment on the criminal probe. After the Lion Air crash, two US??pilots??? unions said the potential risks of the system, known as the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, or MCAS, hadn???t been sufficiently spelled out in their manuals or training. None of the documentation for the Max aircraft included an explanation, the union leaders said. ???We don???t like that we weren???t notified,?????? Jon Weaks, president of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, said in November. ???It makes us question, ???Is that everything, guys???? I would hope there are no more surprises out there.?????? The Allied Pilots Association union at American Airlines Group Inc. also said details about the system weren???t included in the documentation about the plane. Following the Lion Air crash, the FAA required Boeing to notify airlines about the system and Boeing sent a bulletin to all customers flying the Max reminding them how to disable it in an emergency. Authorities have released few details about Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 other than it flew a ???very similar??? track as the Lion Air planes and then dove sharply into the ground. There have been no reports of maintenance issues with the Ethiopian Airlines plane before its crash. If the same issue is also found to have helped bring down Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, one of the most vexing questions crash investigators and aviation safety consultants are asking is why the pilots on that flight didn???t perform the checklist that disables the system. ???After this horrific Lion Air accident, you???d think that everyone flying this airplane would know that???s how you turn this off,??? said Steve Wallace, the former director of the US??Federal Aviation Administration???s accident investigation branch. The combination of factors required to bring down a plane in these circumstances suggests other issues may also have occurred in the Ethiopia crash, said Jeffrey Guzzetti, who also directed accident investigations at FAA and is now a consultant. ???It???s simply implausible that this MCAS deficiency by itself can down a modern jetliner with a trained crew,??? Guzzetti said. MCAS is driven by a single sensor near the nose that measures the so-called angle of attack, or whether air is flowing parallel to the length of the fuselage or at an angle. On the Lion Air flights, the angle-of-attack sensor had failed and was sending erroneous readings indicating the plane???s nose was pointed dangerously upward. Sign up??for your essential, twice-daily briefing from??The Telegraph??with our free Front Page newsletter.


  • Dutch police arrest suspect after three shot dead on tram
    March 18, 2019

    Dutch police arrest suspect after three shot dead on tramDutch police on Monday arrested a Turkish-born suspect over a shooting on a tram in Utrecht that left three people dead in what officials said was a possible terror attack. Police had earlier launched a huge manhunt for Gokmen Tanis, 37, issuing a picture of the suspected gunman and warning the public not to approach him following the attack, in which five other people were wounded. Mosques and schools were closed across the Netherlands' fourth-largest city following the bloodshed, before heavily armed officers surrounded a building and arrested him.


  • U.S.-backed forces capture Syria suspects tied to American deaths: sources
    March 19, 2019

    U.S.-backed forces capture Syria suspects tied to American deaths: sourcesThe bombing killed Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan Farmer, Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon Kent and Scott Wirtz from the Defense Intelligence Agency. It also killed Ghadir Taher, a naturalized U.S. citizen working as a civilian interpreter for a U.S. contractor. "The investigation is ongoing as are efforts to bring all of those terrorists responsible to justice." The attack was the worst single incident involving U.S. personnel in Syria since they deployed on the ground there in 2015 and took place at a cafe in the town of Manbij, which was controlled by a militia allied to U.S.-backed Kurdish forces.


  • Bernie Sanders calls Democratic socialism a 'vibrant democracy'
    March 18, 2019

    Bernie Sanders calls Democratic socialism a 'vibrant democracy'Sanders defends Democratic socialism; reaction and analysis from Fox News contributor Jessica Tarlov and Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley.


  • Nebraska underwater: 74 cities, 65 counties declare emergencies as flooding envelops state
    March 20, 2019

    Nebraska underwater: 74 cities, 65 counties declare emergencies as flooding envelops stateSeventy-four cities, 65 counties and four tribal areas in Nebraska??declared states of emergency Tuesday as swaths of the Midwest battled flooding rivers.


  • Volunteers fly in to wash the dead in New Zealand
    March 18, 2019

    Volunteers fly in to wash the dead in New ZealandKamran Nasir was in a finance lecture in Australia when a gunman slaughtered 50 people during Friday prayers at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. Within hours he had joined a band of about 60 volunteers on their way to wash the dead victims, in the somber aftermath of New Zealand's worst modern mass shooting spree. "We got this text ??? they need volunteers," Nasir, 35, told Reuters.


  • Stop Politicizing the Christchurch Killings
    March 18, 2019

    Stop Politicizing the Christchurch KillingsAs the families of the 50 Muslims gunned down at two New Zealand Mosques on Friday mourned, Senator Fraser Anning of Queensland put out a widely condemned statement that effectively blamed the victims:> I don???t think I have ever seen a statement like this from an elected official after a terrorist attack: pic.twitter.com/83RCLcM7Mg> > -- Seema (@LATSeema) March 15, 2019Later, as Anning was being interviewed by media, a teenage boy smashed an egg on his head. Anning responded by throwing punches at the young man.All this was caught on camera, of course, much as the massacre itself had been livestreamed on Facebook. Media and social media have undoubtedly exacerbated this tragedy. National Review???s Theodore Kupfer has noted the fascistic murderer???s ???sh**posting??? (online trolling which blurs the line between jokes about violence and actual violence) and his sadistic sense of irony, suggesting that he ???wanted to deepen existing conflicts in a way that will prompt a cycle of overreach and radicalization.???If that was his wish, some people seem to be granting it.Whatever one thinks about the political ???lessons to be learned??? from this incident ??? guns, immigration, technology ??? the first response should surely be to console the grieving and to bury the dead. Instead, politicians and journalists have been scrambling to win another battle in the culture wars.Senator Anning tried to score points for his radical agenda with a heartless, knee-jerk response. In the U.K., Guardian journalist Nesrine Malik got to work on Twitter, juxtaposing commentators??? past moderate criticisms of Islam with their statements of sympathy for the Christchurch victims, arguing that they were in some way to blame for what happened. In the U.S., Chelsea Clinton was confronted by a protester who shouted that her criticisms of Representative Ilhan Omar???s anti-Semitic comments were to blame for the attacks. Everywhere, the politically active seemed to be losing their minds.It was hardly surprising, then, when a teenager soon joined in. You could not make this up: Eggboy was the top trending topic on Twitter on Saturday. His smashing an egg against Anning???s head while filming it for the purposes of social media was an expression of adolescent rage ??? inappropriate, yes??but more excusable than Anning???s response. It was all a perfect microcosm of the wider cultural response to the shooting.Readers may recall Heath Ledger???s terrifying Joker in The Dark Knight. As well as a sadistic sense of humor and bloodlust, he had a disturbingly accurate understanding of human psychology. He knew how to bring out the absolute worst in people, to create chaos and sow hatred. In doing so he would rob people not only of their lives, but of their humanity.To be clear, it would be a grave mistake to attribute either cunning or sophistication to the bigoted thug behind the New Zealand attacks. But if it took neither cunning nor sophistication to produce such a shabby response from our politicians and pundits, what does that say about them?Before it became unfashionable, people used to offer prayers in times of tragedy. Whether or not they meant the gesture literally, it signaled a somber thoughtfulness and a hope for the future that are both sorely needed now. Of course, prayer won???t bring back the dead, it is no substitute for policy, and when used as a type of virtue signaling it can be irritating. But in the immediate aftermath of violence, it can ??? if nothing else ??? serve to remind us of a civilizing force.That is especially true in this case, where the slaughtered themselves were murdered while at prayer, cut down in the middle of a sacred communal ritual by an alienated, nihilistic, savage gunman. In the immediate aftermath of such horror, the least we can do is honor their memory.


  • Mueller investigation probed if longstanding Trump fixer Cohen was unregistered foreign agent, search warrants reveal
    March 19, 2019

    Mueller investigation probed if longstanding Trump fixer Cohen was unregistered foreign agent, search warrants revealNew court filings reveal the extent of investigations Special Counsel Robert Mueller???s office conducted against Donald Trump???s longtime fixer and former lawyer Michael Cohen ??? well before the infamous raid against him took place last year. The special counsel received warrants nearly a year before the raid to begin reading Cohen???s private email correspondence, according to court documents that were unsealed on Tuesday morning and reviewed by The Independent. Initially, the special counsel's office had launched a probe into whether Cohen was acting as an unregistered foreign agent, an allegation he has not been charged over.


  • Reagan's daughter says he'd be ???heartbroken??? over state of the country and GOP
    March 19, 2019

    Reagan's daughter says he'd be ???heartbroken??? over state of the country and GOP???Through Her Eyes??? is a weekly half-hour show hosted by human rights activist Zainab Salbi that explores contemporary issues from a female perspective. An author and the daughter of the late President Ronald Reagan, Patti Davis is not one to mince words ??? especially when it comes to the legacy of her father and the political party that reveres him. ???How about the crickets when Trump keeps assaulting the constitution,??? she continued.


  • Danish MP told her baby not welcome in parliament
    March 20, 2019

    Danish MP told her baby not welcome in parliamentA Danish MP said on Tuesday she was ordered to remove her infant daughter from parliament's chamber, sparking surprise in a country often hailed as a pioneer in women's rights. "You are not welcome with your baby in the parliament's chamber," speaker Pia Kjaersgaard, an outspoken former leader of the far-right Danish People's Party, allegedly told MP Mette Abildgaard. "I didn't ask for permission to bring her since I had previously seen another colleague bring a child into the chamber without any problems," Ms Abildgaard, whose Conservative party is part of the ruling centre-right coalition, wrote on Facebook. Ms Abildgaard, who is in her 30s, said she found herself in an exceptional situation with her five-month-old daughter, and had never brought her into the chamber before. But she said the infant was "in a good mood and had a pacifier in her mouth." Mette Abildgaard responded to the incident on Facebook Ms Kjaersgaard passed the message to an assistant, who then asked Ms Abildgaard to remove the baby from the room. Ms Abildgaard handed the child to an assistant and returned to the chamber to vote. "MPs should be in the chamber, not babies or children," insisted Ms Kjaersgaard when questioned by news agency Ritzau. She said clear rules would be issued on the subject. The Scandinavian country is often held up as a champion of gender equality and women's rights, and as a child and family-centred nation with generous parental leave. Ms Abildgaard noted that she was entitled to a year's maternity leave with full pay, but that she had chosen to return to work. Her Facebook post garnered more than 600 comments within the space of a few hours. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern holds her baby after speaking at the UN General Assembly Credit: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri "A chamber that represents mothers, fathers and babies ought to be open to mothers, fathers and babies," one person wrote. In 2016, an Icelandic lawmaker made headlines after breastfeeding her infant while speaking at the podium in parliament. And in September, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern became a symbol for working mothers when she brought her baby to the UN General Assembly in New York.


  • 'Generation Nazarbayev' jokes, hopes after Kazakh leader resigns
    March 20, 2019

    'Generation Nazarbayev' jokes, hopes after Kazakh leader resignsPeople under 30 in Kazakhstan have only known one leader -- Nursultan Nazarbayev, who announced his resignation this week after shepherding the country from the Soviet era. "The word 'Nazarbayev' means something like the word 'parent'," said 18-year-old film student Madi Makanov, who lives in the country's largest city Almaty. Kazakhstan has a young population, with around 40 percent of people under 24, according to estimates based on UN figures.


  • The Latest: Russia defense minister meets with Syria's Assad
    March 19, 2019

    The Latest: Russia defense minister meets with Syria's AssadBEIRUT (AP) ??? The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):


  • Brotherly love at Reliance? India's Mukesh Ambani provides 'support' to brother Anil as debt paid off
    March 18, 2019

    Brotherly love at Reliance? India's Mukesh Ambani provides 'support' to brother Anil as debt paid offIndia's richest man Mukesh Ambani, who controls oil-to-telecoms powerhouse Reliance Industries that is now worth many times the troubled business group run by his younger brother Anil, appears to have offered some kind of support to ensure Anil paid off a 5.5 billion rupees ($80 million) debt. If Anil didn't pay the debt, then he had been threatened by India's Supreme Court with a prison term. The nature of the backing and how it was delivered is unclear, but in a statement Anil Ambani thanked his billionaire brother "for standing by me during these trying times, and demonstrating the importance of staying true to our strong family values by extending this timely support".


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