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Former Penn State Administrators Sentenced in Sandusky Scandal

Former Penn State Administrators Sentenced in Sandusky Scandal Both men also received a $5,000 fine and the same 200 hours of community service. "Spanier's sentence should make it loud and clear that the protection of the welfare of Pennsylvania's children should never take a back seat to the reputation of one man ever again", Shapiro said in the memorandum. [Full Article...]

Weapons to the Middle East

Weapons to the Middle East Zarif indicated that Trump had during his Saudi Arabia visit milked his hosts of hundreds of billions of dollars in business deals . Trump, visiting the kingdom at the start of his first foreign tour since taking office, told dozens of Muslim leaders invited to Riyadh for a special summit that he brought "a message of friendship and hope and love". [Full Article...]

Pacific Alliance "Profoundly Disappointed" By Trump's Climate Change Decision

The landmark agreement succeeded where past attempts failed because it allowed each country to set its own emission reduction targets and adopt its own strategies for reaching them. As Mattis said, "Climate change is impacting stability in areas of the world where our troops are operating today". It is clear that whoever takes office in the United Kingdom on the 9th of June will be committed ... [Full Article...]

Why Donald Trump Touched a Glowing Orb in Saudi Arabia

Why Donald Trump Touched a Glowing Orb in Saudi Arabia The US president flew to Israel on Monday after a two-day stay in Saudi Arabia , which he chose for his first foreign trip since taking office in January. The president put much of the onus for combating extremists on Mideast leaders: "Drive them out of your places of worship. This is a battle between good and evil ". [Full Article...]

World erupts in resounding criticism over Trump climate pact exit

Trump said participation in the pact would undermine the US economy, wipe out American jobs, weaken national sovereignty and put America at a disadvantage to other countries. Bloomberg, who is the UN Secretary-General's special envoy for cities and climate change, said the U.S. had led the world on emission reductions over the past decade. [Full Article...]

Germany and China should cooperate on protecting climate: Merkel

Germany and China should cooperate on protecting climate: Merkel Whether the issues at stake were strengthening the EU's strategic autonomy vis-a-vis North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, speeding up the EU integration process in a more supranational manner, institutional cooperation between the EU and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, accommodating Russian Federation in European security order as a great power, or supporting the globalization of North Atlantic... [Full Article...]

Sean Spicer Stokes "Covfefe" Conspiracy Theories, Because Why Not?

Spicer offered no further explanation and attempted to move on to the next question, sending the assembled reporters into a tizzy. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Ivanka Trump , the president's daughter and adviser, have urged him to stay in the climate agreement, the Washington Post reported . [Full Article...]

Portland stabbing hero goes home as mayor denounces white supremacist rally

Portland stabbing hero goes home as mayor denounces white supremacist rally The family of Jeremy Joseph Christian , the man accused of killing two people on a commuter train in Portland , Ore. last week, offered their condolences on Thursday to the people affected by the incident. Christian's criminal records also showed a number of felonies dating back to 2002, including first-degree robbery and second-degree kidnapping. An emotional Micah Fletcher said in a six-... [Full Article...]

White House Just Won't Say If Trump Believes in Climate Change

Inslee today announced the formation of the United States Climate Alliance , a coalition that will convene US states committed to upholding the Paris Climate Agreement and taking aggressive action on climate change . The US has already paid $1 billion into the Green Climate Fund-a mechanism of the Paris agreement to funnel green financing from developed to developing countries-but will... [Full Article...]

House gives final OK to its budget; talks with Senate next

Thursday's vote marks the next step toward House and Senate Republicans passing a final budget before July 1. In addition, White House officials are now demanding that Congress vote to raise the debt ceiling before the August break - pressing members to take a hard vote before they head back to their districts. [Full Article...]

Mayor of Pittsburgh, Entire World Dunks on Trump's Climate Agreement Withdrawal

Mayor of Pittsburgh, Entire World Dunks on Trump's Climate Agreement Withdrawal While Trump and Pence have suggested the possibility of renegotiating the agreement, the leaders of Italy , Germany and France have said that won't happen. "In a very real sense, it was a transfer of wealth from the most powerful economy in the world to other countries around the planet", Pence said. Marshall Burke, a resource economist at Stanford University who's been modeling the effec... [Full Article...]

Former Penn State Leaders Sentenced To Prison For Molestation Scandal

Former Penn State Leaders Sentenced To Prison For Molestation Scandal All three will serve jail time. "The commonwealth's position is that Curley's testimony in the Spanier trial was created to protect those who deserved to share blame with Curley for the decisions that led to the colossal failure to protect children from Sandusky", prosecutors wrote. [Full Article...]

Trump stands by Kushner amid Federal Bureau of Investigation probe and reported tensions

Trump stands by Kushner amid Federal Bureau of Investigation probe and reported tensions Wednesday's very brief, off-camera gaggle could be a sign of what future interactions between the White House and the media will be like. No White House Press Office has an easy job, but the Trump administration's communications staff seems to have a particularly hard one. [Full Article...]

Portland Train Attack Suspect Yells "Free Speech or Die" In Courtroom

Portland Train Attack Suspect Yells Taliesin Namkai-Meche was 23 years old, a recent college graduate. And he still wants to put hands on me. "The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance", he tweeted Monday - was welcome and needed. When I did pull my headphone off my ear, what I heard the attacker say was "I pay taxes this is my train" and he was making reference to colored people ruining the city and he had first amendm... [Full Article...]

Russians discussed potentially 'derogatory' information about Trump and associates during campaign

Russians discussed potentially 'derogatory' information about Trump and associates during campaign U.S. Senator John McCain, a key foreign affairs figure in Congress, said he views Russian Federation and its president, Vladimir Putin, as the "greatest challenge we have", even more so than that posed by Islamic State terrorists. "Jared is doing a great job for the country", Trump told The New York Times late Sunday. On Jan. 10, an unverified dossier compiled by a retired British spy alle... [Full Article...]

Flynn To Hand Over Documents Amid Russia Probe

The president's son-in-law and close adviser Jared Kushner is said to be under scrutiny as part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry. Subpoenas went to Trump's former national security advisor, Michael Flynn , and to the president's longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen . [Full Article...]

New Orleans Robert E Lee Monument

New Orleans Robert E Lee Monument About 100 people were on hand as a huge crane arrived at the monument Friday morning with differing opinions on the removal. Lee's statue had been a fixture there since 1884. City officials began to remove the third of four New Orleans Confederate monuments Tuesday, May 16, 2017 evening. Landrieu's office said Thursday that the city would solicit proposals from nonprofit and governmental entitie... [Full Article...]

Billionaire Bloomberg pledges $15 million to United Nations for climate change

Billionaire Bloomberg pledges $15 million to United Nations for climate change Moreover, China has taken concrete moves to positively deal with climate change and made obvious progress, demonstrating the global responsibility shouldered by China and conforming with China's choice of sustainable growth. Although he called out China and India , the two largest polluters besides the US, Trump did not mention that the US, home to about 4% of the world's population, is... [Full Article...]

Majority of Americans disapprove of GOP health care plan

For their part, House Democrats are planning to use the CBO score to whip up opposition to Republicans' plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act , the article adds. In addition, a third now expect their ability to get and keep health insurance and the quality of their health care to get worse under the pending bill, compared to about one in five that said so in December. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump : US President slams Iran in first foreign speech

Donald Trump : US President slams Iran in first foreign speech He was also expected to call on Middle Eastern countries to do more themselves to stamp out extremism, and not count on the United States to counter the likes of IS. It is not illegal for presidents or their families to engage in philanthropy during their stint in the White House but these efforts are required to undergo a lengthy approval process that ensures there is no special influence or acce... [Full Article...]


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