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Tester says he won't support Gorsuch nomination

Tester says he won't support Gorsuch nomination With Judge Gorsuch on the bench, I am deeply concerned that dark money will continue to drown out the voices and votes of citizens, the Court will stand between women and their doctors, and the government will reach into the private lives of law-abiding Americans. [Full Article...]

Michael Flynn made £1m for lobbying, speeches and other work

Flynn's lawyer Robert Kelner told NBC News the initial filing was simply a draft, and that the retired Army lieutenant meant to submit full financial information later. The company filed as a foreign agent last month with the Justice Department, acknowledging that its lobbying work past year likely benefited the government of Turkey even as Flynn was advising Trump's campaign. [Full Article...]

New report shows what closing Rikers Island means for NYC

New report shows what closing Rikers Island means for NYC Members of the commission told reporters the move to close Rikers will overall cut costs. The 146-page findings were posted Friday ahead of Sunday's formal announcement. Browder, 22, was charged with stealing a backpack shortly before his 17th birthday on May 16, 2010. For over three years, Browder was treated inhumanely by correction officers and inmates and put in solitary confinement. [Full Article...]

PM to get first hand glimpse of flood damage in northern NSW

PM to get first hand glimpse of flood damage in northern NSW The Rockhampton Airport is also expected to close at midday on Monday. "There are a lot of health concerns around what may or may not be in the water", Mr Smith said. "We know it's very frustrating and people want to get back to their homes", she said on Sunday. "Most of the flood rescues were of people trapped in their own buildings who did not heed the warnings when they were told to evacuate"... [Full Article...]

Trump says trade is incentive for China's cooperation against N. Korea

Trump says trade is incentive for China's cooperation against N. Korea And at the same time, he's asking China to do more to rein in North Korea's nuclear program and suggesting that if China doesn't help, the US will tackle the issue itself. On Syria, she said the Trump administration thinks President Bashar Assad is "a hindrance" to ending the war but "our priority is no longer to sit there and focus on getting Assad out". [Full Article...]

South Carolina knocks off NCAA darlings for women's title

South Carolina knocks off NCAA darlings for women's title We're talking about what happened last night in the women's tournament. The University of CT women's squad, which hasn't lost a game in 865 days, fell to Mississippi State after Morgan William buried a last minute shot in overtime, bringing the final score to 66-64. [Full Article...]

Venezuela reverses decision to remove National Assembly's power

Venezuela reverses decision to remove National Assembly's power On Wednesday the Supreme Court seized power from the National Assembly, allowing it to write laws itself. In an address after a meeting presided over by Mr Maduro, the National Security Council announced it was supporting a review by the court "with the goal of maintaining institutional stability". [Full Article...]

Hong Kong Democracy Activists Face Crackdown After Lam Election Win

Nathan Law, who became the youngest legislator in Hong Kong history when elected to the legislature in September past year at the age of 23, said the decision to prosecute the Umbrella Revolution leaders showed the government was continuing a hardline approach dealing with civil society. [Full Article...]

Slaven Bilic: West Ham have '100% faith' in manager

Slaven Bilic: West Ham have '100% faith' in manager As an individual, you're part of a puzzle which needs to come together on the day'. "I've been here long enough to know what to do - over a year-and-a-half - with an objective here". "It's not a secret, it's the work", the Portuguese said. "It's important and they're very good numbers and give us all more confidence". "We've prepared to face one team, not one player". [Full Article...]

Family of United States tourist killed in London expresses sorrow and praise

Family of United States tourist killed in London expresses sorrow and praise It was not immediately clear how many children the couple had. A GoFundMe account has been set up for the Cochran family. By Sunday night, the fund had surpassed its initial $50,000 goal, reaching almost $70,000. In all, four people were killed when Khalid Massood drove his vehicle down the sidewalk before crashing into a fence around the Houses of Parliament and then stabbing a police offic... [Full Article...]

Cyclone Debbie: Rockhampton faces worst floods in 60 years

Cyclone Debbie: Rockhampton faces worst floods in 60 years A 45-year-old man was discovered dead at a South Murwillumbah caravan park, although the cause of death is yet to be confirmed. At the height of the wild weather, more than 700 powerlines were knocked out in Queensland's south-east, leaving more than 160,000 properties blacked out. [Full Article...]

West Ham insists boss still fits the Bil

Grosicki slipped in marauding left back Andrew Robertson, who buried a low left-footed shot into the corner for a 53rd-minute equalizer. Hull nearly found themselves behind once more immediately, Jakupovic forced into an instinctive save to prevent Carroll's header finding the bottom-left corner. [Full Article...]

Islamic State second-in-command killed in airstrike, Iraqi intelligence says

Iraqi troops advance towards Mosul's on February 24, 2017 during an ongoing offensive to retake the northern city from jihadists of the Islamic State group. Last week, Col. Joseph Scrocca acknowledged "a coalition strike contributed in at least some way to the civilian casualties" in Mosul. The coalition insists that the ISIS group has targeted civilians and used them as human shields, making it... [Full Article...]

Flynn Initially Failed to Disclose Payments from Russia-Linked Firms: Documents

He has requested immunity if he testifies before the intelligence committees of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, his lawyer, Robert Kelner, said on Thursday. "I don't think we can say anything definitively at this point", California Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Permanent Select Commitee on Intelligence, told CNN's " State of the Union ". [Full Article...]

Top Democrat accuses White House of trying to distract from Russian Federation probe

Adam Schiff (D-CA) caught the Trump White House red-handed engaging in the Russian Federation cover-up when he went to the White House to view documents. Meanwhile, Michael Flynn - who was National Security Adviser for a hot second - is requesting immunity in order to testify about what he knows. "There is a lot we need to learn before entertaining anything like this", Schiff said. [Full Article...]

Israel approves new settlement for Amona evacuees

A statement after a meeting of the country's security cabinet said the construction would take place in the Emek Shilo area near Nablus. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had promised to build a new colony for its residents after their eviction. [Full Article...]

Ivanka and husband valued at £590m

That's what happens when you have a lot of money. White House lawyers said the documents will not be disclosed but the public will eventually have access to "certificates of divestiture" issued to employees who are seeking capital gains tax deferrals for selling off certain assets. [Full Article...]

Kushner retains scores of real estate holdings

Information about President Trump's assets was not included in the Friday night document dump. Trump stepped away from management of his branding and real-estate empire before taking office, but he has not relinquished his ownership stake. Together with her husband, she disclosed assets worth between $10 million and $39.3 million. There's hundreds of millions of dollars around President Donald T... [Full Article...]

Infighting of the House Intelligence Committee Leaders Continues

Infighting of the House Intelligence Committee Leaders Continues The Associated Press reported that prior to joining the Trump campaign, Manafort worked for a Russian billionaire on a plan to " greatly benefit the Putin Government ". The cancellation of their open testimony in favor of more private interviews with Comey and Rogers is "at most a dodge", Schiff said. When he heard that Nunes canceled the hearing, which was scheduled for March 28, Schiff accu... [Full Article...]

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny jailed for resisting police

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny jailed for resisting police He argued it was Mr Medvedev who should be summoned as the chief organiser of the protests, because his "corrupt activities led to people coming on to the streets of 99 Russian cities". Sunday's demonstrations come at a time when the safety of critics of Vladimir Putin is under scrutiny. Complaining about the judge striking down one motion after another, Navalny told reporters: "Even the slighte... [Full Article...]


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