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These are Trump's deleted tweets These are Trump's deleted tweets
- January 09, 2018

President Trump associated himself with the word "consensual" when he tried to quote conservative NY Post columnist Michael Goodwin in a tweet. However, the president also happened to misquote the word "consequential" - a mistake Twitter was quick to notice and rip into him for. (more...)
SCOTUS Lets Mississippi's Heinous Anti-LGBTQ 'Religious Freedom' Law Stand SCOTUS Lets Mississippi's Heinous Anti-LGBTQ 'Religious Freedom' Law Stand
- January 09, 2018

House Bill 1523 became law in summer 2017, when the 5th Circuit denied plaintiffs a rehearing in the case. "Good laws like Mississippi's protect freedom and harm no one", Theriot said. He said the Colorado case looks at whether "courts under-protected religiously motivated conduct", while the MS cases questioned whether the law went too far and "over-protected" religiously motivated behavior. (more...)
Deputy in Washington dies after being shot by burglary suspects Deputy in Washington dies after being shot by burglary suspects
- January 09, 2018

They alerted deputies, and one arrived about six minutes later. It is unclear who fired the shots that struck and killed the deputy, officials said. The deputy, identified as 34-year-old Deputy Daniel A. Police believe that handgun was used to shoot McCartney. "After he was booked into the jail we started to get information on what our second suspect actually looked like, by witnesses, which described our suspect", Troyer said. (more...)
College football's title game will have protests, too
- January 09, 2018

The small crowd gathered on a downtown sidewalk chanting that black lives matter, women's lives matter and immigrants' lives matter. Three of them carried a sign that said, "The Trump-Pence Machine Must Go". Donald Trump's garbled version of the USA national anthem at a college football game on Tuesday (NZ time) has people talking. Local, state and federal law enforcement authorities said they've worked for months to develop security plans. (more...)
Here's a map of water main breaks in Baltimore Here's a map of water main breaks in Baltimore
- January 09, 2018

The water mains cracked when temperatures warmed up quickly. A spokesman for Missouri American Water said the company repaired 60 ruptured water mains on Sunday but another 30 breaks were reported. Fewell Plant is treating and pumping at a rate of 21 to 23 million gallons per day. Ten of those confirmed breaks occurred Saturday compared to nineteen which occurred Friday. (more...)
Rep. Ed Royce Won't Run for Re-Election in Competitive California District Rep. Ed Royce Won't Run for Re-Election in Competitive California District
- January 09, 2018

Royce, who has represented his Orange County congressional district since 1993, is serving his previous year as head of the influential committee under the term limits for chairmanships adopted by the House Republican caucus. But the district, like much of California, has been growing increasingly favorable for Democratic candidates. Trump lost the state in 2016 by more than 4 million votes and Clinton carried Orange County, once a Republican fortress, by almost 9 percentage points. (more...)
S Korea to unveil decision over 'comfort women' deal with Japan S Korea to unveil decision over 'comfort women' deal with Japan
- January 09, 2018

The South Korean foreign ministry's Director-General for Northeast Asian affairs Kim Yong-kil (L) meets with Kenji Kanasugi, the director-general for Asian and Oceanian affairs at the Japanese foreign ministry on January 8, 2016, to discuss bilateral issues. (more...)
Tesla again delays target for ramping up Model 3 output Tesla again delays target for ramping up Model 3 output
- January 09, 2018

Only 1550 were delivered to customers. In anticipation of a rapid start of mass production, Tesla has collected deposits of $1,000 for almost 400,000 Model 3s from prospective customers. The company now expects to assemble 5,000 Model 3s a week by the end of June, delaying plans to reach that milestone by another three months. But despite the shift in delivery figures for the entry-level model - which was ordered 400,000 times in the month following its reveal - Musk claims that major ... (more...)
Donald Trump Plans to Work Even Less in 2018 Donald Trump Plans to Work Even Less in 2018
- January 09, 2018

The claim comes following a report fomo The New York Times in December that suggested the president watched up to eight hours of TV a day. According to a copy of Trump's private schedule that was shown to Axios , the president's official days last from around 11 a.m.to 6 p.m., and sometimes they end before that. (more...)
Sumpter Twp. Police seek parents in 4-year-old's death Sumpter Twp. Police seek parents in 4-year-old's death
- January 09, 2018

They're believed to be driving the pictured black 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier bearing MI plate DTR1854 . Police received a 911 call about a 4-year-old girl who was unresponsive on January 1 at about 10:30 a.m., the station reported . "She always had a smile on her face, loved to play", Deborah Barrett said . The report stated that the girl was suffering from "obvious severe burns about her extremities". (more...)
Selena Gomez makes surprise visit to childhood home in Grand Prairie Selena Gomez makes surprise visit to childhood home in Grand Prairie
- January 09, 2018

Yes, fans spotted that the list of people Selena follows on Instagram dropped from 316 to just 37 over the weekend. "The home I grew up in, from birth to 13", she captioned the shot, noting that no one answered when she knocked. It's all very confusing. "But when I got older, I started to become exposed to the truth behind some stuff and that's when it flipped a little bit". It's what I woke up to and went to sleep to. (more...)
Ag Sec. Perdue: Trump Expects Canada, Mexico to Negotiate to Improve NAFTA Ag Sec. Perdue: Trump Expects Canada, Mexico to Negotiate to Improve NAFTA
- January 09, 2018

The two issues that worry American farmers the most are NAFTA and immigration, according to the farm bureau. The president has threatened to pull out of the 20-year-old trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, the nation's second and third largest trade partners, respectively, saying at times the US is not getting a fair deal. (more...)
Australia's first ever same-sex marriage Australia's first ever same-sex marriage
- January 09, 2018

Australia requires couples to give a month's notice for all weddings. "It's a very surreal feeling", Craig told AAP in the lead-up to the event. The athletes met three years ago and were engaged after Mr Burns, 29, proposed at Brisbane Bay earlier this year - before they knew if they'd be able to legally Wednesday in Australia. (more...)
Trump says he'd be open to talking with North Korean leader Trump says he'd be open to talking with North Korean leader
- January 09, 2018

They are Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik, the North Korean figure skating duo that South Korea desperately hopes will compete in the Winter Olympics next month. They qualified to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics, but North Korea missed the October 30 deadline to register them. "For North Korea to achieve its desired effects and to attract attention, it will have to dispatch its beauty cheering squad", said An Chan-Il, a defector-turned-researcher who heads the World Institute for North Korea ... (more...)
Nigel Farage congratulates Ukip leader Henry Bolton for affair after European Union meeting Nigel Farage congratulates Ukip leader Henry Bolton for affair after European Union meeting
- January 09, 2018

The most disappointing thing, if I am speaking on behalf of the 17.4 million, a lot of them anyway, is that it's pretty clear that in the talks that have happened so far immigration, frankly, hasn't even been discussed. He added: "I wouldn't say it's a happy new year for the Brexit deal". While Farage has no direct influence on Brexit talks, meeting him was an effort by Barnier to show that his door is "always open". (more...)
Squash: Kiwi wins first round in Saudi Arabia Squash: Kiwi wins first round in Saudi Arabia
- January 09, 2018

Jeddah's King Abdullah Stadium will host the first football match open to women on Friday, January 12, with a game between Al-Ahli and Al-Batin, according to Arab News . She tweeted saying she was excited to take part in the groundbreaking tournament. Ziad Al Turki, the chairman of the Professional Squash Association (PSA), the sport's global governing body, is Saudi himself. (more...)
International Olympic Committee extends North Korea's Winter Olympics participation decision 'deadline'
- January 09, 2018

South Korea is making preparations for North Korea's participation in the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games, as the two sides prepare for a rare meeting scheduled for Tuesday. "Once this political commitment is clear the International Olympic Committee will take the final decision", the International Olympic Committee continued. (more...)
Neighbors stunned after Baytown woman kills family and herself Neighbors stunned after Baytown woman kills family and herself
- January 09, 2018

Monday. When officers finally got inside, they made the horrific discovery. When they arrived, they found the hotel room's door dead-bolted and later found four people inside had been shot. Both were later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. All four people were guests of the hotel and were staying in the same room, according to the Houston Chronicle . (more...)
72 firefighters battle huge fire at warehouse in London 72 firefighters battle huge fire at warehouse in London
- January 09, 2018

The call came in at 9.21pm (10.21am NZ time) and roads were closed around the factory, on Waterloo Rd, by London's North Circular. Terrifying pictures show thick black plumes of smoke billowing into the sky as firefighters struggle to bring the flames under control. (more...)
Thousands evacuated from California burn areas Thousands evacuated from California burn areas
- January 09, 2018

A flash flood watch has been issued for parts for Northern California and forecasters are warning rainfall the next two days could trigger mudslides in areas devastated by wildfires in October. (Los Angeles Times). But "no fire" option exists , according to scientists - wildfires were and will always be part of the California ecological landscape and the more frequent, less unsafe fires of the past have yielded to less frequent, more risky fires. (more...)
White House set to discuss DACA and immigration with Democrats White House set to discuss DACA and immigration with Democrats
- January 09, 2018

Mexico has firmly rejected Trump's demand to pay for the wall, and few doubt that it will be the United States taxpayers who bear the bill if it is built. Despite the spending request, Trump told reporters when asked on Saturday that he still believes Mexico will pay for the border wall - something he repeatedly promised during his campaign. (more...)
Tech giants prep for legal fight against FCC's rule repeal Tech giants prep for legal fight against FCC's rule repeal
- January 09, 2018

It said, "This rule defies the will of a bipartisan majority of Americans and fails to preserve a free and open Internet". The Washington , D.C. -based Internet Association specifically plans to join a lawsuit as an intervening party, aiding the challenge to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's vote in December to repeal regulations that required internet providers like AT&T and Comcast* to treat all web traffic equally, its leader confirmed to Recode . (more...)
WH Defends Trump's Schedule After Report He Doesn't Start Until 11AM WH Defends Trump's Schedule After Report He Doesn't Start Until 11AM
- January 09, 2018

Citing copies of Trump's private schedule, news website Axios said the president's starts are apparently much later now than when he first began his time in office. On Wednesday, in addition to the three hours of " executive time " he'll have in the morning, Trump has an intelligence briefing at 11 a.m. and another three hours of " executive time " until a meeting with the Norwegian Prime Minister. (more...)
Muslims to outnumber Jews in the USA by 2040, new research shows Muslims to outnumber Jews in the USA by 2040, new research shows
- January 09, 2018

Pew estimated that there are 3.45 million Muslims in the United States, comprising just over 1% of the USA population. They projected that by 2040, Muslims will represent the second largest religious group in the country, and by 2050, will make up 2% of the USA population. (more...)
Assassin's Creed Origins First Expansion Drops Soon Assassin's Creed Origins First Expansion Drops Soon
- January 09, 2018

Leading the month will be a title update that includes a new questline celebrating the arrival of " The Hidden Ones " expansion pack where players will get to explore a different region while fighting against Roman soldiers. New items will be introduced to the stores, including the Almighty Pack, which releases on January 16, and a For Honor pack that will come starting on January 30. (more...)
Regulator Asks Banks to Cool Cryptocurrency Delirium Regulator Asks Banks to Cool Cryptocurrency Delirium
- January 09, 2018

The FSC is conducting on-site inspections into six retail banks over accounts used in trading cryptocurrencies, Choi said. "It only triggers side effects, such as money laundering, fraud, illegal fundraising, hacking attacks and irrational speculation". (more...)
Angela Merkel begins new negotiations for fourth term Angela Merkel begins new negotiations for fourth term
- January 09, 2018

Germany has been led by a caretaker government since September 24, when inconclusive elections weakened Merkel's CDU and the SPD. SPD parliamentary leader Andrea Nahles sounded a conciliatory note, saying she would not draw any red lines ahead of the talks, telling Bild am Sonntag newspaper: "Negotiations mean you don't get 100 percent of your own demands fulfilled". (more...)
Turkey set to extend state of emergency for another 3 months Turkey set to extend state of emergency for another 3 months
- January 09, 2018

The Turkish government today said plans to extend the state of emergency imposed after the 2016 failed coup for the sixth time, despite criticism that it is used to target Ankara's critics. To enact the state of emergency, the government must see serious indications of widespread violence that could interfere with Turkey's democratic environment or its citizens' basic rights and freedoms as established by the Constitution. (more...)
Why 'The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina' Moved To Netflix From The CW Why 'The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina' Moved To Netflix From The CW
- January 09, 2018

Hyman, in the FX series Feud: Bette and Joan . This Sabrina will be much closer related to the comic and have the witch beginning her dark education as a sorceress, while trying to be a normal sophomore at Baxter High, EW notes, and it's going to be a wicked good show. (more...)
Trump says he's 'well prepared' for 2018 agenda
- January 09, 2018

Participants in the meeting have said that the Russian lawyer did not bring any incriminating information on Clinton, and that she shifted the conversation to a discussion of the Magnitsky Act, a 2012 USA law bitterly criticized by the Kremlin that freezes assets of Russian officials deemed responsible for human rights abuses. (more...)

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