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Trump White House shuts out certain media from briefings

The White House Correspondents' Association, representing the White House press pool, released a statement indicating that it was "protesting strongly" against the way the briefing was handled. Bush, said outlets shouldn't be barred . The White House has not responded to requests for comment according to CNN . That was changed to off camera, with the White House not informing reporters that they would have to be put on a list. Read More

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Protesters angered by Trump's immigration policies gather outside ICE facility in Aurora

This was one of the main topics that Washington, D.C-based lawyer Chris Schulte, of CJ Lake LLC, discussed in a February 15 webinar, "Managing Your Ag Labor Workforce", put on by Farm Credit East. By definition, those immigrant children would no longer be classified as "unaccompanied". "That's not the reality", Schulte said. They have clearly stated that any undocumented immigrant can be deported at any time. Read More

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Pentagon delivers ISIS option to White House

The strategy includes significant elements of the approach President Donald Trump inherited, while potentially deepening US military involvement in Syria. "This is not about Syria and Iraq, it's about a trans-regional threat", General Joe Dunford, who is chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Washington audience last week. Read More

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Car Plows Into Parade Crowd In New Orleans

About a dozen people are in critical condition as a result, The Advocate reports. Police said Sunday the youngest victim was a 1-year-old baby. Rizzuto was arrested on scene and failed a field sobriety test, and a blood test showed alcohol levels of 0.232, almost triple the legal limit of.08, the reports state. Read More

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"Moonlight" Takes Home Oscar For Best Adapted Screenplay

In a stunning turn of events for the film , Moonlight emerged as the Best Picture victor after presenter Warren Beatty announced La La Land as the victor and producers and cast for that film had made their way onstage. On the night of the 89th annual Academy Awards, FSU's Film School experienced a big win. "This goes out to all those black and brown boys, girls and non-gender conforming who don't see themselves... Read More

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Trump says "nobody knew that health care could be so complicated"

What's more, when it comes to the future of government programs for lower-income people, note that the Trump/Republican tax plan will likely feature huge tax cuts for the rich. This would cut the number of people covered under expansion over time. Snyder said policymakers should be excited about the opportunity to improve the law and what he sees as Trump's willingness to consider ideas from the governors in doing so. Read More

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Department of Homeland Security to accept bids for US-Mexico border wall

Department of Homeland Security to accept bids for US-Mexico border wall

CBP will narrow the field by March 20 and require that finalists renew their offers by March 24, with a price attached. US President Donald Trump has vowed to start building a wall on the Mexican border soon, way ahead of schedule. "Oh, we're going to build a wall, don't worry about it. There are now 354 miles of pedestrian fencing and 300 miles of vehicle barriers, much of it built during President George W. Read More

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President Trump declines to attend White House correspondents' dinner

No word on whether the WHCA will take activist and Trump opponent Michael Moore's advice and seek a stand in. The action led some White House Correspondents to also boycott the press briefing in solidarity with their colleagues. The dinner is set for April 29 at the Hinckley Hilton in Washington, D.C. Trump had said on Friday that in spite of his criticism of certain USA media organizations, he was not against the media , after several weeks of controversial statements about some ... Read More

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Hungary starts work on second border fence

Hungary starts work on second border fence

The relatively few refugees and migrants who still reach the Serbia-Hungary border - usually by paying people smugglers - now camp by the fence before being admitted to a "transit zone" for initial assessment of their asylum requests. "Using transit zones as detention centers and forcing asylum seekers who are already inside Hungary back to the Serbian side of the razor-wire fence is abusive, pointless and cruel". Read More

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Supreme Court weighs NC law banning sex offenders from Facebook

North Carolina officials say the law - which also bars sex offenders from sites like Snapchat and Instagram which can be accessed by children under the age of 18 - is meant to stop predators from seeking out new victims. Even though they may have served their time and finished probation, and haven't broken the law again, they remain under restrictions unlike other criminals, because of the particular nature of their crimes and the fear that they will be driven to offend again. Read More

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Trump supporters plan rally at Capitol building in Denver Monday

Trump supporters plan rally at Capitol building in Denver Monday

A number people attended with signs backing the president. The group calling themselves Main Street Patriots will hold events throughout the week including Saturday. Trump supporters held a rally this morning near the Old Capitol in downtown Raleigh. There was a spontaneous uprising of grassroots activists that voted for President Trump to find a way to let people know that we support his agenda. Read More

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Disdain for Human Rights "A Disease That's Spreading", Warns UN Chief

In any case, even talks on abandoning the council are likely to alarm worldwide activists which are already anxious that the United States will take a lower profile on global human rights issues under President Donald Trump. "Minorities, indigenous communities and others face discriminations and abuse across the world". "For we have much to lose, so much to protect". Trump's recent and court-overturned executive order seeking to ban travelers from seven mainly-Muslim countries had "eroded" ... Read More

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Cracks in Congress over supporting Shiv Sena for Mumbai Mayor

Cracks in Congress over supporting Shiv Sena for Mumbai Mayor

He said several Sena leaders were in touch with Congress on the issue but his party has decided against backing Sena. However, the Congress says that it would not back the Sena. "Ultimately, Raj Thackeray will take a final call on extending support to the Sena or otherwise in the Mayoral poll". With the support of the Congress, the SS would be in a comfortable position to rule the BMC. Read More

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Korea embassy official slams members of media for damaging auto

Korea embassy official slams members of media for damaging auto

Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam said 10 milligrams of the nerve agent is lethal and that he suspected a higher dose was used. "Of course the best will be to have the next of kin, blood-related kin, where we can do DNA profiling, comparative profiling..." Abdul Samah Mat, the police chief leading the investigation, said samples from the apartment were being tested for chemical traces. Read More

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Morocco to withdraw from Western Sahara tension zone

Morocco claims the territory, but the Polisario independence movement has demanded a vote on independence. Mohammed VI urged Guterres to "take urgent and necessary measures to put an end to this inadmissable situation which is seriously threatening the (1991) ceasefire and placing regional stability at risk", the statement said. Read More

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Militants sacrificing lives for freedom: Farooq

Militants sacrificing lives for freedom: Farooq

The BJP went further and said given Abdullah's pro-militant and pro-Azadi statement, he should now focus on leading militants instead of thinking about contesting Lok Sabha elections. Abdullah had on Friday said that India and Pakistan should resolve their issues on Kashmir because answer to bullets can not be bullets. Ahead of the upcoming panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir, the core group of the main opposition National Conference met today to review the political situation in the state. Read More

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In France Legal probe ratchets up pressure on Fillon election bid

Polls now show anti-EU, anti-immigration Le Pen winning the first round of the two-stage election on April 23, with either Fillon or centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron coming second. Crucially, Socialist Party MP Christophe Caresche has said that he will abandon his party's nominee, Benoit Hamon, for Macron, citing his electability as the primary reason for supporting the independent candidate. Read More

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Jats observe black day; protest passes off peacefully

Jats observe black day; protest passes off peacefully

Members of the Jat community will gather at Jantar Mantar on Thursday to decide on the future course of action regarding its ongoing agitation in Haryana for quota in government jobs and educational institutions in the state. However, both the meetings have ended on an unsuccessful note with Jat continuing their agitation, which entered its 28th day on Sunday. Internet services had been suspended at some sensitive places including Rohtak and Sonipat. Read More

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Lotte approves handing over Seongju golf course for THAAD

According to the media outlet, Lotte would receive a state-owned military plot of land near Seoul in exchange for its golf course in the southeast of the country. South Korea has said it and the United States aim to make the system operational by the end of the year. The THAAD deployment seriously undermines regional strategic balance and the strategic security interests of regional countries and it is counterproductive to peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, he stressed. Read More

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Petition calls on Obama to run for president in France

The website says that it is hoping to collect 1 million signatures before March 15 in a bid to convince the former USA president to run. Stealth campaigners have launched a plea for the former USA president to run for the top office in France , plastering hundreds of posters of a beaming Obama in front of the French red, white and blue flag around Paris . Read More

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Shots Fired At Police During Melbourne Drug Raid

Police have shut down the surrounding streets and about 40 officers are at the property, including the Special Operations Group. Police use an armoured vehicle to break down a gate at the home. The story School in lockdown, residents evacuated after shots fired at police during St Albans drug raid first appeared on The Age . "I was awake inside the house at the time when I head two gun shots", he said. Read More

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The Horror Influences on Jordan Peele's Thriller GET OUT

Logan will have 3,900 theaters and nearly certainly the top spot next weekend . It was a mixed bag for new movies at the box office this weekend. M. However, they do have a concrete number for The Shack: 2,500 theaters. While Get Out had a much better weekend than expected, Collide and Rock Dog didn't even crack the top 10, with Rock Dog opening in 11th place with $3.7 million for a $1,781 per-screen average and Collide opening in 13th place with $1.5 million for a ... Read More

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Iraqi forces enter West Mosul

Meanwhile, Iraqi forces pushed into the first neighbourhood of western Mosul and took full control of Mosul's global airport and a sprawling military base on the southwestern edge of the city, according to Iraqi officials. Most of those killed in the village of Sousian were civilians awaiting permits and an escort to return to al-Bab, a Syrian military commander in the city told The Associated Press. Read More

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Keith Urban Accompanies Nicole Kidman to 2017 Academy Awards

Keith Urban Accompanies Nicole Kidman to 2017 Academy Awards

Kidman was nominated in the best supporting actress category for her role in Lion , which she graciously lost to Viola Davis, who also wore a design from Armani. He announced La La Land as the victor of the Best picture Oscar - only for it to emerge minutes later that Moonlight had actually won. Ms Kidman's unorthodox clapping style was just one talking point in a ceremony that saw a few surprises - most notably, Warren Beatty reading out the wrong film as victor in the Best Picture ... Read More

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India vs Australia: Jason Gillespie believes Glenn Maxwell is underrated Test cricketer

India vs Australia: Jason Gillespie believes Glenn Maxwell is underrated Test cricketer

The best part about the series is that the Australian side which is led by Steven Smith who is also the newly appointed captain of the Rising Pune Supergiants have not won a test in the Indian sub-continent since the year 2011. India and Australia are playing the opening match of their four-match Test series in Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, in Pune . So, is this the beginning of the most unexpected series victories for Australia? India are known for their solid batting ... Read More

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Tributes for Shifa Gardi, 'courageous' journalist killed in Mosul reporting Isil atrocities

The journalist was interviewing Shia commander Hashd al-Shaabi near a sinkhole reported to be a mass grave where Isis dumped the bodies of the people they had killed. "In the name of Rudaw Media Network, we convey our most honest and most profound condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Gardi and to our team worldwide, and we wish a speedy recovery to the wounded Rudaw journalist Yunis Mustafa". Read More

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