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Billionaire heads toward confirmation as Commerce secretary

Former Commerce secretaries have praised him, including one who served under President Barack Obama. During his confirmation hearing Ross pushed the idea of taking a tough stance on China, citing it as one of the most protectionist of the world...

Disgusting! Beloved Hippo Gustavito Beaten To Death In El Salvador Zoo!

El Salvador has one of the highest murder rates in the world, but this hasn't stopped this tragic event from angering a nation. When the war ended in 1992 many of them returned home, taking the LA gang culture with them. " They killed an animal th...

'Obama 2017' Campaign Launches To Elect Barack Obama President Of France

NBC Reports that posters calling for Obama 2017 have been plastered around Paris and the petition has received about 27,000 signatures so far. "Barack Obama has completed his second term as president of the United States. The campaign is in resp...

Fox News claims Swedish unknown Nils Bildt is 'national security advisor'

And the Foreign Office was similarly stumped, with a spokesman telling the newspaper Dagens Nyhether (DN): " We do not know who he is ". Trump's initial remark about "last night in Sweden" stirred a burst of social media mockery, while Trump expla...

Republican congressman calls for special prosecutor to investigate Russia-Trump ties

Issa , the former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, was also asked by Maher if he was going to let the Russian Federation controversy "slide", and the congressman insisted that he and his colleagues would not.

People's Court Judge Joseph Wapner Has Passed Away at 97

Wapner served at the L.A. Superior Court from 1961-79 after two years as a municipal judge. Over the years, Wapner's version of The People's Court was parodied on Saturday Night Live . "[For example], when a litigant [once] told him, 'I'm not th...

Body Of Russian UN Ambassador Returned To Moscow

A farewell ceremony was held at the UN Headquarters in NY on Wednesday and was attended by more than 300 Russian and foreign diplomats and contemporaries. Mr Churkin accused former U.S. president Barack Obama's administration, which Ms Power served, ...

White supremacist Dylann Roof drove toward 2nd black church - court docs

Roof's legal team sought to keep the Branch AME information out of his trial, noting in documents of their own that the church - one of more than 500 AME congregations in SC - was merely near his route from Charleston to North Carolina and that the g...

Iraqi Forces Launch Push to Retake Western Mosul from IS

US army officer Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of offensive operations across Iraq , said in an official statement that "Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge". Unable to undo ...

Authorities investigate vandalism at University City Jewish cemetery

The defacement was discovered on a weekend when 11 Jewish Community Centers received bomb threats. The Washington Post reported the number of grave sites damaged in the break-in topped 170. "We must fight acts of intolerance and hate". From thei...

British lords all set to have their say on the Brexit bill

Amendments on guaranteeing the rights of European Union citizens living in Britain, and calling for the government to give parliament a vote on the final Brexit deal are expected to attract the most support. The author of Article 50 has ridiculed...

Homeland Security issues sweeping rules on immigrant deportations

And the memo describes a plan to use an obscure provision of federal law that allows those who illegally cross the Mexican border in the United States to be sent back to Mexico, even if they are from other countries. Tragically, Kelly noted , ma...

Rockets fired at Israel from Egypt's Sinai, army claims

According to the claim, published by the the ISIS-affiliated Amaq news website, the strike targeted a vehicle carrying the militants in the village of Shibana located south of the town Rafah, in northern Sinai near the Egypt-Israel border.

Jose Mourinho refuses to confirm Wayne Rooney future, explains Luke Shaw's absence

Staying at home will give the 31-year-old extra opportunity to improve his fitness ahead of Sunday's EFL Cup final against Southampton at Wembley where the first silverware of the season will be handed out. And he feels in a game of football anything...

Mattis says USA won't be taking Iraq oil as Trump once suggested

A retired marine general who led U.S. troops in Iraq, Mattis has also sought an exemption from Trump's travel ban for Iraqis who served with United States troops, including translators. The recapture of Mosul would deal a death blow to the "caliphate...

Greece compromises on bailout reforms

The country needs access to the latest tranche of its €86bn bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Union in order to meet debt repayments. Cabinet ministers stressed that Athens achieved to convince its lenders on the pro...

China halts North Korea coal imports after missile test

As a matter of fact, the shift to have have already begun: Citing South Korea's Yonhap news agency, Reuters reports a North Korean coal shipment - valued around $1 million - was rejected by China last week. However, the assassination of Kim Jong-...

One dead, 20 injured as train derails in Belgium

The accident occurred early in the afternoon as the train left Leuven Station at slow speed in the direction of Brussels Airport and the Belgian capital. Investigators are now trying to determine the cause of the deadly derailment. The victim was not...

Epic rain expected in Southern California

As of 6 a.m., 12-hour statewide rainfall totals include Santa Rosa.04 inches, San Francisco.31, Oakland.19, Ben Lomond.12 inches, San Jose.01, San Luis Obispo.59 inches and Santa Barbara.61 inches. Officials throughout Orange County Thursday prepared...

Israelis and Palestinians: One state or two?

Palestinians seek diplomatic recognition for their independent state on the territories of the West Bank , including East Jerusalem, which is partially occupied by Israel, and the Gaza Strip. On this visit Mr Netanyahu backed away, gingerly, from hi...

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Drowning Family Saved by 80-Person Human Chain in Florida

A random "like" from that one follower you didn't think was watching; someone paying you a compliment on that one photo you weren't too sure about; millions of people donating to a...

Russian Federation is threatening to expel dozens of U.S. diplomats

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov is threatening "counter actions" against the United States over a pair of Russian diplomatic compounds seized by the United States past yea...

Another survey shows Republican support fading from higher education

The gap between how Republicans and Democrats view American education systems has grown even wider in recent years, a new study published Monday by the Pew Research Center rev...

Umbrella-sharing company reports almost 300000 stolen

Each lost umbrella reportedly costs the company 60 yuan, approximately 550 rupees, to replace. According to the South China Morning Post , company CEO Zhao Shuping said that t...

Cardinal Pell arrives in Australia to face sexual offence charges

The charges against him involve "multiple complainants", as the Victoria Police put it. Pell calls the accusations "relentless character assassination" and has vowed to clear his n...

Penn Station Construction Begins Today, Triggering Delays for Commuters

This was not known immediately, on Twitter New Jersey Transit . Train service reductions and schedule changes will force travelers from New Jersey and Long Island to find altern...

OH shooting: 1 dead, 8 wounded in ambush at gender reveal party

It was a typically "tranquil" summer Saturday in an OH neighborhood as people gathered at an afternoon gender-reveal party that stretched into the night in the Cincinnati area. ...

Besiktas beg Diego Costa to sign, before switching to Selena Gomez

Despite finishing the 2016/17 season as top scorer as Chelsea cruised to the Premier League title, Costa looked destined to leave Stamford Bridge after he was told in no uncertai...

Trump 'Absolutely' Still Wants Mexico To Pay For A Wall

In recent months, Donald Trump's antagonism toward Mexico seems to have taken a backseat to his many other feuds-with Germany, Mika Brzezinski , and CNN, among others-not to me...

Another bump in ties with US

American and Chinese officials agree that the two country's presidents spoke Sunday over the phone. According to the White House readout of the call, Trump brought up the threa...

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The White House Gender Pay Gap Is Worse Than The US Average

The White House Gender Pay Gap Is Worse Than The US Average

She's more than willing to tweet about closing the gender pay gap to build her personal brand, write with a straight face that she was "proud to work towards this goal alongsid...

Maryland AG issues statement on request for information on voters

Maryland AG issues statement on request for information on voters

The spokesman said the commission has data from every voter in all 46 counties, but that data does not contain information such as party ID and voting history. SC finally received...

Total Plows Into Iran, Leaving Shell, BP on Sidelines

Total signed a preliminary deal with Iran in November as the lead partner alongside China National Petroleum Corporation ( CNPC ) and Iran's Petropars . Negotiations between Tehr...

No state budget after shutdown's first day

No state budget after shutdown's first day

Christie is demanding that the $34.7 billion state budget include a provision requiring that Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield spend some of its reserve fund on public health initiati...

Federal Bureau of Investigation arrest suspect in case of missing Chinese scholar

Federal Bureau of Investigation arrest suspect in case of missing Chinese scholar

The 28-year-old IL man charged with kidnapping a Chinese scholar now believed to be dead was among a select few admitted to the University of Illinois' highly competitive physic...