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Kentucky diocese investigates after students in MAGA hats mock Native Americans Kentucky diocese investigates after students in MAGA hats mock Native Americans
- January 20, 2019

It was probably fait accompli that an encounter like this would occur since ironically the Indigenous People's March was scheduled at the same time as the pro-life rally March For Life, and Covington Catholic's website shows that students and faculty attended the rally. (more...)
US Navy considers sending aircraft carrier to Taiwan Strait US Navy considers sending aircraft carrier to Taiwan Strait
- January 19, 2019

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Pacific Ocean January 30, 2017. Richardson added that sending U.S. aircraft carrier to Taiwan Strait remained an option for the United States navy . The Trump administration had claimed that the naval destroyer had sailed in the South China Sea to challenge "excessive maritime claims" under the "freedom of navigation" option. (more...)
French 'Yellow Vests' gather in Paris for 10th weekend of protests French 'Yellow Vests' gather in Paris for 10th weekend of protests
- January 19, 2019

A Facebook group set up for the event said: 'We are exhausted of being treated like nothing, we work our a**** off to provide for our families. Protesters threw firecrackers, bottles and stones at police who responded with water canon and tear gas to push them back. (more...)
117 people feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya 117 people feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya
- January 19, 2019

Italy's populist government has banned private rescue boats from bringing migrants to Italian shores. The three survivors of the sinking were plucked to safety by an Italian navy helicopter on Friday afternoon, the navy said. The helicopter rescued the survivors, two of whom were on a life raft and the third in the water, the navy said, adding that all three were suffering from hypothermia. (more...)
Vice President Pence surprises Missouri students at 'March for Life' Vice President Pence surprises Missouri students at 'March for Life'
- January 19, 2019

Mr. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence , who attended the event, listed actions the administration has taken over the past two years to deter abortions. Unlike the House of Representatives, which works with pro-life grassroots organizations to promote life-affirming policies, the Senate has never has a caucus focused exclusively on pro-life issues. (more...)
Jeff Merkley requests FBI perjury investigation into Kirstjen Nielsen Jeff Merkley requests FBI perjury investigation into Kirstjen Nielsen
- January 19, 2019

The policy and disturbing images of young of children being held in cages sparked a public backlash, causing the administration to subsequently change course on family separation. After releasing a damning draft memo that showed the Trump administration planned to "traumatize" migrant children with family separations and expedite deportation by denying asylum hearings, Sen. (more...)
George W. Bush Makes a Pizza Delivery During Government Shutdown George W. Bush Makes a Pizza Delivery During Government Shutdown
- January 19, 2019

One could make the argument that if President Bush had simply completed the promise he made to end illegal immigration then we would not be having this government shut down right now, let alone a President Trump. He then turned an about face, saying he would not sign such a bill. But Bush, who never saw a government shutdown during his two terms as president, is hoping that leaders will reach an agreement so federal employees can get back to work and receive their paychecks again. (more...)
Women's March organizers respond to controversy leading up to rally Women's March organizers respond to controversy leading up to rally
- January 19, 2019

Wasserman Schultz, who is Jewish, pointed to a particular instance she calls "most troubling", where the national movement has aligned itself with Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Farrakhan . "I can not walk shoulder to shoulder with leaders who lock arms with outspoken peddlers of hate", she writes. Millions of people took part in the women's marches in Washington and other cities in the United States and overseas on January 21, 2017, the day after the Republican president was sworn in. (more...)
At least 21 killed in Mexico pipeline blast At least 21 killed in Mexico pipeline blast
- January 19, 2019

The leak was caused by an illegal pipeline tap in the small town of Tlahuelilpan, about 100 kilometres north of Mexico City , according to state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex. The President expressed his concern for the Tlahuelilpan disaster on Twitter, saying: "I greatly lament the grave situation Tlahuelilpan is suffering because of the explosion of the duct". (more...)
Canadian Kidnapped in Burkina Faso Found Dead Canadian Kidnapped in Burkina Faso Found Dead
- January 19, 2019

The Burkina Faso Foreign Minister, Alpha Barry, said the country felt "deep emotion and great sadness" over the killing. Earlier, a security official said the body of a "white man with gunshot wounds" had been found in Siega in Soum province. (more...)
Women’s March Leader Refuses to Recognize Israel’s Right to Exist
- January 19, 2019

The former DNC chair explains why in an opinion piece for USA Today , saying she's become increasingly concerned about what she says is a refusal of the national march's four co-chairs-Bob Bland, Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez, and Tamika Mallory- to "completely repudiate anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry". (more...)
Two Russian fighter jets collide over Sea of Japan Two Russian fighter jets collide over Sea of Japan
- January 19, 2019

Rescue crews have been dispatched to the area. According to some reports one of the two aircraft involved in the collision recovered to a Russian airfield successfully on a single engine following the reported midair collision. The Su-34 is a modern medium-range fighter-bomber, adopted by the Russian Air Force in the mid-2010s. The research operation continued throughout the day in adverse weather conditions. (more...)
Polish police detain suspects for hate speech after Gdansk mayor death Polish police detain suspects for hate speech after Gdansk mayor death
- January 19, 2019

Wednesday evening, a crowd gathered outside TVP's main editorial office in Warsaw in protest following a Monday evening report on Adamowicz's death that seemed to put all blame for all the aggression in the country exclusively on Civic Platform officials. (more...)
Laquan McDonald's Murder: 3 Police Officers Acquitted In Cover-Up Trial Laquan McDonald's Murder: 3 Police Officers Acquitted In Cover-Up Trial
- January 19, 2019

The shooting was captured on an infamous police dashcam video that showed McDonald, who was carrying a knife with a three-inch blade, walking away from Van Dyke just before the officer shot him 16 times. During the investigation , Gaffney and Marsh marked a box on a form indicating McDonald could have caused Van Dyke severe injury or death . Attorneys for Gaffney, Walsh and March used the same strategy that the defense used at Van Dyke's trial by placing all the blame on McDonald. (more...)
United Kingdom motorists driving in European Union may need insurance 'Green Card' United Kingdom motorists driving in European Union may need insurance 'Green Card'
- January 19, 2019

New guidelines from the Motor Insurers" Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) has advised that insurers and insurance brokers will provide "Green Cards' to motor insurance policyholders who travel to the United Kingdom, including to Northern Ireland. "They will need to be able to show that if they're stopped in the other jurisdiction, they will need to be able to show they have valid insurance". (more...)
Four Americans killed in Syria; ISIS claims responsibility Four Americans killed in Syria; ISIS claims responsibility
- January 19, 2019

Islamic State later put out a statement saying a Syrian fighter had detonated his explosive vest while targeting a foreign patrol in Manbij. The announcement rattled allies in the region and high-ranking U.S. Central Command announced in a statement hours after officials acknowledged American troops were among the people killed in the attack. One of the witnesses said there was a "heavy" presence of military aircraft over Manbij following the blast. (more...)
What to do about $50000 Jayme Closs reward What to do about $50000 Jayme Closs reward
- January 19, 2019

One day last week, Patterson left the home for hours so Closs "pushed aside the weights blocking her, put on a pair of his oversize shoes and ran outside the home". "They've had physical, tangible involvement in the case". Investigators took more than 3500 tips during the three-month search for Jayme. "If he had the chance I think he would have kept on hitting me", he said. (more...)
Group of 376 Central Americans illegally burrow under border fence in Arizona Group of 376 Central Americans illegally burrow under border fence in Arizona
- January 19, 2019

Smugglers dug a series of seven holes just a few feet beneath the steel border near San Luis, Arizona, ABC News reported . "The United States Border Patrol is constantly building intelligence in order to combat these trafficking organizations that are constantly targeting them and gaining intelligence in order to apprehend them in the future", said Jose Garibay, Yuma Sector Border Patrol public information officer. (more...)
Facebook brings stricter advertising rules to India ahead of general election Facebook brings stricter advertising rules to India ahead of general election
- January 19, 2019

Buying Facebook ads widens the reach of such material to the audience and some of those influence attempts violate the general rules of the elections as well as Facebook's policies . Under pressure from authorities around the world, Facebook previous year introduced several initiatives to increase oversight of political ads. The archive will contain contact information for some ad buyers or their official regulatory certificates. (more...)
White House challenges predictions of political hit if shutdown slows economy White House challenges predictions of political hit if shutdown slows economy
- January 19, 2019

Friday morning, the White House announced it was suspending all military aircraft travel form members of Congress unless approved by them. If he blinks first and ends the shutdown and Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe bombshell report lands the same day or next, nobody's going to be talking about the shutdown so might as well keep the shutdown story alive. (more...)
Top North Korean official holds talks in Washington over second summit Top North Korean official holds talks in Washington over second summit
- January 19, 2019

While a location has not been established yet, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has informed the White House press pool that Trump will meet his North Korean counterpart again in late February. Trump, meanwhile, said he would "absolutely" invite Kim to the White House in the future, describing him as "a very talented man" and "very hard negotiator". (more...)
Missouri soldier, 3 others killed in Syrian explosion Missouri soldier, 3 others killed in Syrian explosion
- January 18, 2019

In a statement , the Pentagon named the three as Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach, Florida; Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon M. Shannon M. Kent, 35, was killed in Syria on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. After announcing his intention to withdraw all 2,000 US troops from Syria, Trump also directed the Pentagon to pull out almost half of the more than 14,000 troops deployed to Afghanistan. (more...)
Theresa May tells Jeremy Corbyn his conditions for Brexit talks are 'impossible' Theresa May tells Jeremy Corbyn his conditions for Brexit talks are 'impossible'
- January 18, 2019

Labour has demanded Theresa May kill off a no-deal Brexit as the price of talks with Jeremy Corbyn about finding a way out of the crisis that has paralysed Westminster politics. A YouGov poll of Labour members published in September showed 86 per cent of Labour's rank and file supported a second vote, while 93 per cent said they would vote to remain in the European Union if they were given the chance. (more...)
Sudan protests: Doctor and teen 'shot dead' during clashes Sudan protests: Doctor and teen 'shot dead' during clashes
- January 18, 2019

The rallies have since escalated into broader demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir's three decades of iron-fisted rule and triggered deadly clashes with the security forces. Police have used tear gas to disperse demonstrators calling for Bashir's resignation. "There's only one road to power and that is through the ballot box". (more...)
Rudy Giuliani clarifies claim about Trump campaign collusion allegations Rudy Giuliani clarifies claim about Trump campaign collusion allegations
- January 18, 2019

In the first report, The New York Times said the FBI opened an investigation into whether Trump was acting on Russia's behalf soon after he became president. "I don't want to change the report, I want to respond to the report", he clarified. Indeed, Trump's team has repeatedly said the campaign did not conspire with Russian Federation, or has dramatically downplayed the meaning of it, as Aaron Blake's timeline shows . (more...)
Body of newborn baby found in trash bin at Arizona Amazon facility Body of newborn baby found in trash bin at Arizona Amazon facility
- January 18, 2019

Phoenix police said the baby was discovered inside the women's restroom just before 8.30pm. The baby was "beyond resuscitation" when the emergency services arrived, police told local media. An investigation is under way, Mr Lewis said. "The safety and wellness of our team is our top priority", the company said. An Arizona law passed in 2001 allows mothers to leave their newborns with someone at a safe-haven facility without fear of prosecution. (more...)
Congress to probe report that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie Congress to probe report that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie
- January 18, 2019

Some Democrats have reacted with anger to the report which they say , if proven, would amount to obstruction of justice by the president. Cohen declined to comment to BuzzFeed , as did a spokesperson for the special counsel's office. Overall, Cohen was paid $420,000, mostly from Trump's personal account, the paper reported . Mr Cohen worked for Mr Trump for many years as his self-proclaimed fixer, and once said he would take a bullet for Mr Trump. (more...)
Large explosion rocks building at France’s University of Lyon, 3 injured Large explosion rocks building at France’s University of Lyon, 3 injured
- January 18, 2019

Below the exploding fireball that spews out a black mushroom cloud, stands a crowd of students, already evacuated from the building on the university campus in central eastern France . There is no doubt that the fire was " accidental ", local officials said. Staff and students were evacuated from nearby buildings. Police and firefighters have been deployed to the scene. (more...)
African leaders to meet over DR Congo vote dispute African leaders to meet over DR Congo vote dispute
- January 18, 2019

In a statement released late on Thursday, the AU said there were "serious doubts" over the outcome, and said heads of state and government agreed to "urgently dispatch" a high-level delegation to DRC with "the view to reaching a consensus on a way out of the post-electoral crisis". (more...)
9 dead in car bombing at police academy in Colombia capital 9 dead in car bombing at police academy in Colombia capital
- January 18, 2019

The scene outside the General Santander police academy is chaotic, with ambulances and helicopters rushing to the normally tightly controlled facility. Dozens of residents stood in line at four collection points throughout the city to donate blood to treat the victims, 10 of whom remain hospitalized. (more...)

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