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Ex-NY governor hopeful who insulted Obamas kicked off board

Ex-NY governor hopeful who insulted Obamas kicked off board In December, Paladino told the local magazine Artvoice his greatest wish for 2017 is that Obama dies after he "catches mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a Herford", and that then-First Lady Michelle Obama returns "to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla". [Full Article...]

Trump takes a swipe at CNN's Jim Acosta after Charlottesville press briefing

Trump takes a swipe at CNN's Jim Acosta after Charlottesville press briefing TRUMP: It doesn't bother mer at all, but I like real news, not fake news . "And you're fake news ". Nearly seven months into his presidency, Trump's public denunciations of " fake news " - a phrase he utilized to push back against damaging reports during his presidential campaign - have continued in earnest. [Full Article...]

Malala Yousafzai gets into Oxford University

Malala Yousafzai gets into Oxford University Yousafzai received a conditional offer from Oxford's Lady Margaret Hall, contingent on her exam results. She was congratulated by thousands of people on Twitter, after tweeting a screenshot of her acceptance. It is commonplace in Pakistan to attribute everything Malala has accomplished from her peace prize to the money her fund has raised to sustain and promote girls' education irrespective of t... [Full Article...]

No war on Korean peninsula: South Korean President

No war on Korean peninsula: South Korean President On Monday, China announced it would place restrictions on North Korean imports following the U.N. Security Council measures. There will be no war on the Korean peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-In said on Thursday (Aug 17), despite high tensions over the North's nuclear and missile programmes. [Full Article...]

Seven-Year-Old Australian Boy Julian Cadman Unaccounted For After Barcelona

Seven-Year-Old Australian Boy Julian Cadman Unaccounted For After Barcelona The boy's father, Andrew Cadman, said he had spoken to the pair only several hours before the attack. Her husband is flying to Barcelona tonight to search for their son. Australia is liaising with authorities to find the Australian who is unaccounted for. The Las Ramblas strip, much of which is pedestrian-only, reopened in the morning after the attack. [Full Article...]

United States demands details of 1.3m visitors to anti-Trump website

United States demands details of 1.3m visitors to anti-Trump website In court papers, a USA attorney's office argued that the request was justified because the website was used in the "development, planning, advertisement and organization of a violent riot that occurred in Washington , D.C., on January 20, 2017". [Full Article...]

Calm weather today, storms may return Friday

Calm weather today, storms may return Friday Morning showers and storms will give way to afternoon sun on Friday with highs from 80-85. We will be rain free and sport highs in the low 90s, but with the humidity remaining low both days of the weekend should be noticeably more comfortable. [Full Article...]

Trump advisory forum could no longer serve goal, IBM CEO says

Trump said on Twitter , "Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both". Most of the CEOs had already chose to leave the group, but on the call they came to a collective decision to dissolve and started drafting a public statement. [Full Article...]

Trump targeted on covers of Economist, New Yorker magazines

Trump targeted on covers of Economist, New Yorker magazines The New Yorker cover features an illustration called "Blowhard" by artist David Plunkert , showing Trump blowing a sailboat - but the sail is a Ku Klux Klan hood. A cartoon-esque depiction of Trump screaming into a megaphone - which is also drawn to resemble a Klan hood - accompanies a link to the magazine's cover story and this tagline : " Donald Trump is politically inept, morally barren and... [Full Article...]

FUTA ASUU criticises FG over removal of staff school from payroll

FUTA ASUU criticises FG over removal of staff school from payroll Today's meeting, which began at about 3:42 p.m.in Abuja , ended in deadlock just as the government failed to meet the demands of ASUU in an earlier meeting. We appreciate what has been done since we started this action and we are here again to see what we can get. He said a court had given the union the verdict to go ahead with the initiation of their staff school project which is also a demand... [Full Article...]

Trump abandons plans for infrastructure council

Trump abandons plans for infrastructure council On Monday, Mr Trump belatedly condemned the white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups that rallied in a small Virginia town on Sunday. Cashin said Cohn's departure could catalyze a "mass exodus" that would hurt many investors' confidence in the Trump administration. [Full Article...]

U.S. to honour Japan defence pact 'without reservation' - Tillerson

U.S. to honour Japan defence pact 'without reservation' - Tillerson Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis met Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and the country's new Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera at the State Department to discuss the alliance between the two countries. [Full Article...]

US, China Sign Communication Deal Amid Heightened Tensions on Korean Peninsula

US, China Sign Communication Deal Amid Heightened Tensions on Korean Peninsula President Donald Trump's instructions to develop credible, viable military options. Fan, the vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, told Dunford that Beijing insists that "negotiations are the only effective option" to solve the issue. [Full Article...]

Where You Can Get Eclipse Glasses on August 21

Where You Can Get Eclipse Glasses on August 21 The center line of the total eclipse will run from Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina, but, while we aren't in this trajectory, peak time for viewing the eclipse in Houston will be approximately 1:16 p.m. And then the total solar eclipse will end. The district said it would be considered an excused absence. Accompanying television coverage will include reporting from Oregon, Missou... [Full Article...]

Complete Viewer's Guide to the Epic Eclipse tonight at 6:30 pm

Complete Viewer's Guide to the Epic Eclipse tonight at 6:30 pm In the New Orleans area, where a partial eclipse should be visible from about 11:57 a.m.to 2:57 p.m., three Catholic schools are planning to close Monday "because of the eclipse", according to Archdiocese of New Orleans spokeswoman Sarah McDonald. [Full Article...]

North Korea foreign minister suggested dialogue to Japanese counterpart

North Korea foreign minister suggested dialogue to Japanese counterpart The ministry also plans to secure a budget to create a new "space unit" inside the self-defence Forces that will be tasked with protecting satellites that are used by Japan and the United States for among other purposes to detect ballistic missile launches. [Full Article...]

OkCupid bans white nationalist for life after Charlottesville rally

We've even got a pickup line for Cantwell: "Hey, baby, how about you join my polygamous breeding pod and we make some pure Caucasian babies to serve as soldiers in the upcoming race war?" "Banning Christopher Cantwell was not one of them". Cantwell also offered up a list of eight online dating tips aimed at women. Advice included "Your boundaries are complete bullshit" and "In a photo of you and a... [Full Article...]

Three takeaways from Nebraska's 2017-18 Big Ten schedule

Three takeaways from Nebraska's 2017-18 Big Ten schedule That will be followed two days later by a trip to Rutgers . Another wrinkle: conference games will be played every day of the week. Game times and television information for each game will be announced at a later date . Here's what you should notice about Michigan State's 2017-18 schedule. Now fourth-year coach Richard Pitino might only have one marquee matchup at home before the Big Te... [Full Article...]

Aust's Dow CEO Liveris sticks with Trump

Trump criticized Frazier nearly immediately Monday over drug prices, and again Tuesday for having factories overseas. At a press conference Tuesday, Trump said he would replace those who quit his council of manufacturing executives. In addition to Frazier and Hayes, the leaders to announce their resignations from the manufacturing council this week prior to Trump's announcement were: Kevin Pl... [Full Article...]

Trump scraps plan for infrastructure council after 2 other panels dissolve

Trump scraps plan for infrastructure council after 2 other panels dissolve Trump ended the Manufacturing Council after at least eight CEOs announced they were leaving due to his remarks about Charlottesville, Virginia and lack of condemnation for white supremacists and neo-Nazis. Environmental reviews and procedures instituted by the Obama administration would be rolled back as part of Trump's infrastructure plan. Trump then tweeted that he would dissolve that panel - ... [Full Article...]


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