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Unusual past for black man behind Trump at Phoenix rally Unusual past for black man behind Trump at Phoenix rally
- August 24, 2017

Cherokee Indians are the "real KKK slave masters". If there's one person other than Donald Trump who made quite a stir at the Phoenix rally last Tuesday, it's " Michael the Black Man ". He was seen promoting a website on which he blames slavery on Cherokee Indians and refers to former president Barack Obama as "The Beast", Oprah Winfrey as "The Devil" and Hillary Clinton as a member of the KKK. (more...)
Suspect Charged in Officer-Involved Shooting that Killed Transgender Woman Suspect Charged in Officer-Involved Shooting that Killed Transgender Woman
- August 24, 2017

Several people sustained minor injuries, one person who went over the car's hood went to the hospital. 'The protesters surrounded the vehicle and began striking it with their hands and a flag pole. Police said officers attempted to stop driver of vehicle who initially refused to stop. Supporters also questioned details in the police report saying there was no evidence that it was Herring who attacked two people, including a responding officer, with a knife. (more...)
North Korea's Kim 'starting to respect US' North Korea's Kim 'starting to respect US'
- August 24, 2017

The United States hopes this means North Korea is planning to restrain its "provocative acts" in the future, Tillerson said , adding: "Perhaps we are seeing our pathway to, sometime in the near future, having some dialogue ". On Tuesday the US Treasury slapped sanctions on 16 Chinese and Russian individuals and companies, accusing them of supporting North Korea's weapons programmes and attempting to evade US sanctions. (more...)
U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson commends North Korea's 'restraint' U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson commends North Korea's 'restraint'
- August 24, 2017

Yet it follows multiple statements from the Trump administration assuring Americans that North Korea is reconsidering its approach to US policy. Kim said earlier this month that he would watch the U.S.'s conduct "a little more" before deciding whether to fire ballistic missiles toward Guam, a US territory in the Pacific, as he'd threatened. (more...)
Tinder date 'stole woman's dog and ran away' Tinder date 'stole woman's dog and ran away'
- August 24, 2017

However, one woman found herself in a slightly trickier situation when her Tinder date popped round to the house she was dog-sitting at... and allegedly stole the dog. "The detective called me", she said. "Today at approximately noon, the owner met the dog from the shelter and confirmed it was Maggie". Thanks to help from a local animal rescue group, Maggie was reunited with her owners Wednesday. (more...)
Trump will issue guidelines for the Pentagon on transgender military ban Trump will issue guidelines for the Pentagon on transgender military ban
- August 24, 2017

A White House memo, expected to drop in the next few days, will instruct Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (r.) to discharge transgender servicemembers. On July 26, seemingly out of the blue, President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that he would ban transgender individuals from serving in the military. (more...)
Ex-FBI Director Comey takes job at Howard University Ex-FBI Director Comey takes job at Howard University
- August 24, 2017

Soon after, he'll start his lecture series, the subject of which will be decided after the ex-FBI chief converses with student leaders and other campus stakeholders, the release said. Comey similarly expressed enthusiasm with his new role at Howard, calling it "the ideal place to have rich dialogue on numerous most press issues we face today". (more...)
Blatant liquor shoplifter shoves bottles in purse, down clothes Blatant liquor shoplifter shoves bottles in purse, down clothes
- August 24, 2017

She lifts each leg, possibly to settle the bottle around her legs. Police said she stole 18 bottles. It only took her two and a half minutes. Unfortunately for her, the camera got a crystal clear view of the entire five-finger discount. (more...)
Pakistan Supports Efforts to Restore Peace, Stability in Afghanistan Pakistan Supports Efforts to Restore Peace, Stability in Afghanistan
- August 24, 2017

Dismissing concerns over Indian development activities in Afghanistan , a Trump administration official has said Pakistan is using a perceived threat of encirclement by India as an "excuse" to continue its support to terrorists. "India makes billions of dollars in trade with the United States ". On Tuesday, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry called Trump's claims of safe havens for the Taliban and other terrorist groups in the country a " false narrative ". (more...)
High Court hearing for MP dual citizenship begins in Brisbane High Court hearing for MP dual citizenship begins in Brisbane
- August 24, 2017

One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts' future remains the most uncertain out of the several politicians revealed to have been dual citizens, the High Court has heard. In previously filed submissions, Attorney-General George Brandis recommended a hearing by the full court be held on September 13 and 14. Mr Joyce sits in the lower House of Representatives, where Mr Turnbull's government has only a one-seat majority. (more...)
After Spain Attacks, 4 Suspects Appear In Court After Spain Attacks, 4 Suspects Appear In Court
- August 24, 2017

The suspects are believed to be members of a terror cell from Ripoll, a town in northern Catalonia, where an imam linked to the deadly 2004 Madrid train bombings is thought to have radicalised the men. The victims of the attacks were from three dozen countries, including Australia, China and the United States. He is the older brother of Moussa who was killed by police in Cambrils on Friday along with four other suspects. (more...)
Federal Judge Permanently Blocks Texas Voter ID Law Federal Judge Permanently Blocks Texas Voter ID Law
- August 24, 2017

Along with continued provisions that contribute to the discriminatory effects of the photo ID law, SB 5 on its face embodies some of the indicia of discriminatory goal - particularly with respect to the enhancement of the threat of prosecution for perjury regarding a crime unrelated to the stated objective of preventing inperson voter impersonation fraud. (more...)
Privacy A Fundamental Right? Supreme Court Verdict Today: 10 Facts Privacy A Fundamental Right? Supreme Court Verdict Today: 10 Facts
- August 24, 2017

The Union government, led by Attorney General K K Venugopal maintained, "There is a fundamental right to privacy but it is a wholly qualified right". He also said such a right had not been expressly provided in the Constitution, though under the British Common Law, right to privacy was a fundamental right. (more...)
Byelection for Delhi's Bawana Assembly sees 45 per cent voter turnout Byelection for Delhi's Bawana Assembly sees 45 per cent voter turnout
- August 24, 2017

The counting of votes will be held on August 28 and the results would have a bearing on the confidence of AAP. Eight candidates are in the fray for the bypoll. The AAP alleged that it was a conspiracy by the BJP andruled out any wrong-doing by Mr Hussain. The polling ended at 6 pm officially, but those who had already queued up at the polling stations by then were allowed to exercise their franchise. (more...)
GCSE overhaul means results are 'incomparable to previous years' GCSE overhaul means results are 'incomparable to previous years'
- August 24, 2017

Association of School and College Leaders general secretary Geoff Barton said: "We know from numerous reports that there is a rising tide of mental health issues among young people and we are concerned the new exams will make the situation worse". (more...)
Another Senate poll, another big lead for Roy Moore over Luther Strange Another Senate poll, another big lead for Roy Moore over Luther Strange
- August 24, 2017

The Opinion Savvy-Decision Desk HQ poll showed Moore - twice stripped of his chief justice duties, including for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument in a state judiciary building - with 50.3 percent support compared with 32.2 percent for challenger Sen. (more...)
Kim Wall death: journalist's torso weighted with metal Kim Wall death: journalist's torso weighted with metal
- August 24, 2017

The 54-year-old inventor gave conflicting stories on the whereabouts of Wall, which created suspicion for authorities. The headless torso was found by a member of the public Monday near where she was believed to have died. Madsen achieved a small level of worldwide notoriety over the last decade through his work with the Copenhagen Suborbitals collective that he co-founded. (more...)
No law against dancing: Officer joins woman dancing alone in street No law against dancing: Officer joins woman dancing alone in street
- August 24, 2017

Lenz turned up her radio, got out of her patrol vehicle and started dancing with Seiver. But instead of asking Millie why, the officer turned up her radio, got out, and started dancing along. Millie Seiver loves to dance. Sometimes you just need to dance. A police officer's dashcam captured a heart-melting moment between the officer and a dancing elderly woman. (more...)
QU Poll: Voters believe President Trump dividing country QU Poll: Voters believe President Trump dividing country
- August 24, 2017

Trump's support level fell five percentage points from 44 percent a week ago, while disapproval surged four percentage points from 52 percent. Among respondents who identified as Republican, 54 percent blamed both sides, 24 percent blamed white nationalists and 12 percent blamed counterprotesters. (more...)
United Nations warns U.S. over 'alarming' racism United Nations warns U.S. over 'alarming' racism
- August 24, 2017

In a statement that also slammed the United States on issues like the death penalty and ongoing use of the Guantánamo Bay Detention Facility, the council called attention to events like the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville , Virginia almost two weeks ago. (more...)
Melania and Donald Trump Briefly Looked at the Solar Eclipse Without Glasses Melania and Donald Trump Briefly Looked at the Solar Eclipse Without Glasses
- August 24, 2017

But Christie says he knows Trump isn't a racist. Heather Heyer , 32, was killed and 19 others were injured August 12 when a vehicle purposely plowed into counterprotesters at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville , authorities said . (more...)
Rex Tillerson cites North Korea's 'restraint' as a step to talks Rex Tillerson cites North Korea's 'restraint' as a step to talks
- August 24, 2017

The US Treasury Department slapped punitive measures on a clutch of Chinese and Russian individuals and companies Tuesday, accusing them of supporting North Korea's nuclear programme and attempting to evade US sanctions. In May, North Korea thumbed its nose at Tillerson personally by testing a missile just after the USA secretary of state chaired a U.N. Security Council meeting at which he warned that failure to curb Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to ... (more...)
Mother of Virginia victim says she will not talk to Trump Mother of Virginia victim says she will not talk to Trump
- August 24, 2017

Just give me more . In a series of angry tweets Thursday morning, President Donald Trump took aim at two sitting Republican senators, first attacking Sen. Bannon has been widely viewed as a point man connecting Trump to the noxious universe of right-wing white nationalists - euphemistically called the alt-right - who reared their ugly head in Charlottesville, Virginia, leaving one woman dead in the mayhem. (more...)
Sushil Modi congratulates PM Modi for raising OBC creamy layer bar Sushil Modi congratulates PM Modi for raising OBC creamy layer bar
- August 24, 2017

Jaitley said that the move will facilitate the inclusion of more deserving people in the central government reservation benefits. The cabinet also announced setting up of a commission to examine sub-categorisation within Other Backward Classes (OBCs) for a "more equitable distribution of reservation benefits". (more...)
Arrest Warrant Issued for White Nationalist for Alleged UVa. Attack Arrest Warrant Issued for White Nationalist for Alleged UVa. Attack
- August 24, 2017

The University of Virginia police did not return a message for comment and PEOPLE's efforts to reach Cantwell, including calling a number he has previously listed for himself, were unsuccessful. James Alex Fields Jr., of OH, was later arrested and charged with second-degree murder. The segment has been viewed more than 44 million times since it first aired, according to The New York Times . (more...)
Trump wants Congress to fund his 'big, beautiful' Mexican border wall Trump wants Congress to fund his 'big, beautiful' Mexican border wall
- August 24, 2017

Images show police trying to disperse crowds with tear gas as thousands lined the streets in Phoenix protesting over the "politics of hate". The night continued after the speech when police began to deploy pepper spray on protesters and ordered the crowds to leave the area. (more...)
Donald Trump's approval rating reaches new low after Charlottesville response Donald Trump's approval rating reaches new low after Charlottesville response
- August 24, 2017

The poll found that the majority of national adults were upset by how Trump had handled the controversy in Charlottesville . One woman was killed and dozens injured when a man with views sympathetic to neo-Nazis deliberately drove a vehicle into a crowd of anti-fascist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, on 12 August. (more...)
7th Fleet Commander Relieved of Duty 7th Fleet Commander Relieved of Duty
- August 24, 2017

Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, dismissed Aucoin " due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command ", the U.S. Pacific Fleet said in a statement . CNN reported Admiral Swift as saying that the fleet would complete its operational one-day pause, wherein the various units in the fleet rotate in standing down over 24-hour period, by next Monday. (more...)
North Korea intensifies expansion of rocket programme North Korea intensifies expansion of rocket programme
- August 24, 2017

The move comes amid increased tension between Washington and Pyongyang, which has defied United Nations resolutions and conducted numerous missile and nuclear tests. Kim, in a black suit, was shown next to a large brown tube that Joshua Pollack of the US Middlebury Institute of International Studies said on Twitter was a "wound fibre cylinder, evidently a large-diameter solid-rocket motor casing in the making". (more...)
August 23 Letters: Confederate monuments August 23 Letters: Confederate monuments
- August 24, 2017

Perhaps this might appease those who sincerely want history to be preserved. "Not all of those people were white supremacists", he said. History is complicated, and people are never just one entity. The quiet town has been making national headlines ever since its council made a decision to remove the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee from a city park past year. (more...)

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