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CBS' 'Madam Secretary' Under Fire From Philippines Government (Statement)

THE Philippine Embassy in Washington protested last week to a major American TV network that its fictional drama depicted the Filipino president in a "highly negative" way. Others, however, said the show is a work of fiction. MANILA-Malacañang on Tuesday twitted an American television series that negatively depicted a Philippine president and said that the show should have instead used a fictional USA president. Read More

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Ex-British spy Christopher Steele breaks silence over Donald Trump Russia dossier

Ex-British spy Christopher Steele breaks silence over Donald Trump Russia dossier

But today, he appeared outside Orbis Business Intelligence, his company located in a swanky London neighbourhood, a short distance from Buckingham Palace. The document set out months of leads and unverified intelligence reports which linked Mr Trump and his associates to the Kremlin. Christopher Steele fled his home in Surrey, UK shortly after the Wall Street Journal learned and published his identity, going into hiding with his family. Read More

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Trump accuses Obama of tapping his phone before the election

The move comes a day after Trump posted a series of tweets alleging, without presenting any evidence, that Obama wiretapped his phones in Trump Tower in the weeks leading up to the November election. When Trump was done with the lie, he dropped the issue quickly, never apologized and shifted the blame for it to Hillary Clinton. While Trump offered no direct evidence, there was a report from Buzzfeed in January that said Federal Bureau of Investigation officials only accessed the DNC ... Read More

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Travel Ban Executive Order on White House agenda this week

Travel Ban Executive Order on White House agenda this week

Trump is accusing former President Barack Obama of having Trump's telephones "wire tapped" during last year's election, but Trump isn't offering any evidence or saying what prompted the allegation. The decision to hold informal gaggles came after another tumultuous week for the new White House and the press secretary himself. He said cellphones combined with social media platforms puts intense pressure on reporters to push out every new tidbit of information instantly. Read More

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Jason Marquis gets Team Israel off to great start at WBC

Jason Marquis gets Team Israel off to great start at WBC

In just about three hours, Israel will look to salvage their second win of the World Baseball Classic, after upsetting Korea , 2-1, in a game that took around four hours. Now, you probably haven't heard about this tournament, let alone the fact that Israel is fielding a national team in it-but you should. "To come out here and show the world what we're capable of, I think, this mattered to me a lot. Read More

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Donald Trump backs GOP plan against Obamacare despite scepticism in Congress

Donald Trump backs GOP plan against Obamacare despite scepticism in Congress

We all know that. The ACA allowed about 20 million previously uninsured Americans to gain healthcare coverage since its inception, particularly through Medicaid expansion. "There are trade-offs in health care policy, in particular with so many interconnected parts". The bill repeals numerous ACA related taxes and penalties (mostly starting in 2018), defunds Medicaid expansion after 2019 and offers tax credits ($2,000-4,000 based on age and income) for the individual market. Read More

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Here's What You Need to Know About the New Health Care Bill

Here's What You Need to Know About the New Health Care Bill

The proposal indeed includes sweeping changes, to get rid of the original legislation's various taxes , penalties and mandates . In my post this morning about the Republican health care bill, I was going to make a snarky comment about its weakness being driven partly by the Republican desire to avoid anything like the "2,700 page" ACA, which they've been griping about for years . Read More

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International Women's Day: A brief history of how the day has evolved

International Women's Day: A brief history of how the day has evolved

Titled 'A Day Without a Woman,' the objective of the protest is to show the enormous socioeconomic impact that women have on the world despite being subject to things like lower wages, discrimination and sexual harassment. Download the best Women's Day Images from here and get the Women's Day Wallpapers for Facebook. " Privileged " means having special rights or conditions that most other people do not have. Read More

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Trump surprises kids on first day of White House tours since inauguration

Trump surprises kids on first day of White House tours since inauguration

Clinton, of course, was Trump's Democratic rival in the 2016 presidential election, and her portrait remains hanging in the White House from her eight years as First Lady during Bill Clinton's presidency. Trump ousted his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, after just 24 days on the job after he lied to Vice President Mike Pence and other top officials about the nature of his conversations with Kislyak. Read More

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Israel passes travel ban against boycott supporters

Israel passes travel ban against boycott supporters

The committee that approved the bills' final language also rejected a Justice Ministry recommendation "to make an exception for Palestinians with temporary residency in Israel, like those admitted under the family unification program, who spend several years as temporary residents before receiving permanent residency", Haaretz added. Read More

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Check Smoke Detectors When You Adjust Clocks This Weekend

Check Smoke Detectors When You Adjust Clocks This Weekend

It's also a good time for everyone to take these steps to make sure their household is prepared for emergencies. That is a recommendation the Office of Commissioner of Insurance gives every year in hopes of reducing fire-related deaths. People can visit redcross.org to find out more about how to protect themselves and their loved homes from fire and other emergencies. The Red Cross depends on the generous support of the American public to fulfill its crucial mission. Read More

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Panama ex-dictator Noriega critical after surgery: daughters

Panama ex-dictator Noriega critical after surgery: daughters

Frail and frequently ill from a variety of ailments, Noriega was released from El Renacer prison on the banks of the Panama Canal into home detention in January to prepare for Tuesday's operation, which had been delayed since February. The former strongman was then imprisoned in France for money laundering and returned to Panama in 2011. Noriega, pictured left in 1988, had spied for the Central Intelligence Agency before his drug trafficking and brutal regime sparked a USA invasion in 1989. Read More

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NI Power Sharing Talks Continue Today

NI Power Sharing Talks Continue Today

Northern Ireland's political parties will today continue talks about the restoration of power-sharing at Stormont. Sinn Fein has said McGuinness's health is a private matter and it will not discuss it further. "Without fundamental change on their part there can not be the type of progress that people want". Sinn Féin's northern leader Michelle O'Neill accused Mr Brokenshire of "waffle" over funding legacy inquests, while disagreement between the DUP and Sinn Féin over Arlene Foster ... Read More

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CONCACAF announces Gold Cup groups for 2017 tournament

CONCACAF announces Gold Cup groups for 2017 tournament

Group A includes Canada, Costa Rica, French Guyana and Honduras, and matches are at Harrison, New Jersey; Houston; and Frisco, Texas. The final will be played in Santa Clara, Calif., on July 26. We open with a challenging game against Panama, and Martinique has the ability to surprise teams with the quality of their players. The Mexican National Team will play Curacao on July 16 as part of a double header at the Alamodome. Read More

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Are Elephants Endangered? Possible Oldest Pachyderm Murdered By Poachers For Tusk Ivory

Are Elephants Endangered? Possible Oldest Pachyderm Murdered By Poachers For Tusk Ivory

Following the discovery, wildlife officials launched an investigation into reports of a poaching gang operating in the area, which led to the arrests of two suspects and the recovery of firearms, poisoned arrows and other equipment. #Elephants #Tuskers #WorthMoreAlive #SayNoToIvory #GMFER2017 Please read further via: Africa Geographic "SATAO 2 is dead, and another of the last tuskers left in Africa has been poached, leaving only 6 of these giants in the #Tsavo Conservation Area in southern ... Read More

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House Intel panel sets date for first Russian Federation hearing

House Intel panel sets date for first Russian Federation hearing

Republican Representative Devin Nunes told reporters that if Trump's assertion were true, the leaders of Congress and the chairman of its two intelligence committees, known collectively as the "Gang of Eight", should have been briefed. When asked why, Nunes said he is invited to attend the hearing itself. The House and Senate intelligence committees are conducting separate probes into the various Russian Federation allegations. Read More

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Netanyahu: Iran Behind More Than Eighty Percent of Israel's Security Problems

Netanyahu: Iran Behind More Than Eighty Percent of Israel's Security Problems

The two sides discussed the recent wave of anti-Semitic incidents across the USA, including bomb threats and cemetery vandalism as well. The Iranian regime "continues to threaten Israel with destruction", he said. More recently, the Trump administration interpreted Iran's launching of naval drills at the mouth of the Gulf and the Indian Ocean as yet another example of flaunting its aggression, despite President Trump recently warning that Tehran was "on notice". Read More

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Train collides with bus at railroad crossing in Mississippi

Train collides with bus at railroad crossing in Mississippi

At least three people were killed, according to Biloxi city spokesman Vincent Creel, who said emergency responders were still removing injured people from the bus more than 30 minutes after the crash, pulling many through windows. Witnesses said the bus appeared stuck on the tracks and the eastbound train hit the bus broadside. BREAKING NEWS: Fire and rescue crews are working quickly to help passengers on a charter bus after it was hit by a train along Main Street in Biloxi. Read More

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New Orleans Confederate monuments can come down, court rules

New Orleans Confederate monuments can come down, court rules

Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled Monday in favor of the city in its effort to remove Confederate-era monuments. A MS flag lawsuit may be revived after the U.S. It is anticipated that private dollars will be used to pay for the removal of these monuments. And as Debbie noted, a contractor who was initially hired to remove Confederate monuments in New Orleans pulled out "after employees received death threats and his vehicle was torched". Read More

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Backed Syrian militia captures key road out of Raqqa

Backed Syrian militia captures key road out of Raqqa

The U.S. -backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces say they've taken control of the only highway connecting the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa to the province of Deir ez-Zor. The Kurdish forces have proven the only reliable, large-scale USA -backed force capable of fighting the terrorist group effectively. Reports from the region suggest the U.S.is likely to increase its military support for the Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters within the SDF, which could including artillery, arms ... Read More

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Malaysia will not travel for North Korea football clash

Malaysia will not travel for North Korea football clash

Windsor said the safety of both teams would top the agenda. "The decision from the government came after the matter was discussed in the cabinet recently", he said in a statement Monday. On Saturday, Malaysia declared the North Korean ambassador, Kang C‎hol, a persona non grata. Last week, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed was reported as saying that no trade embargo had been imposed on Malaysian companies keen on doing business with North Korean ... Read More

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"A Day Without a Woman" strike planned for Wednesday

It all started with women in New York City came on the streets to protest against long working hours and less pay. I respect the value of work, and I respect [INSERT NAME OF EMPLOYER]'s values. Women's voices are often silenced, but the Women's Strike is a time to be heard. We participate in the Day Without A Woman to continue to highlight the pervasive and systemic gender-based inequalities that still exist within our society including the wage gap, to vulnerability to ... Read More

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2nd bomb threat in 10 days at Davie JCC

2nd bomb threat in 10 days at Davie JCC

He is accused of making a handful of bomb threats against Jewish groups while posing as his ex-girlfriend as retribution against her. Thompson, however, has been described by authorities as a "copycat" case. The senators also expressed concern about the desecration of headstones at Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia. O'Neill encouraged New Yorkers to call police if they see anything out of the ordinary at synagogues, Jewish community centers or Jewish organizations. Read More

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College student juggles his way out of DUI stop

College student juggles his way out of DUI stop

The officer asked, "What is that in your pocket, if you don't mind me asking?" When one of the officers asked Puckett to reveal the contents of his pocket, he revealed himself to be a magician and juggler, which he proved by procuring three juggling clubs out of the backseat of his auto and giving the officers an impromptu show. Read More

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Yemen security officials say al-Qaida kills 11 soldiers

Yemen security officials say al-Qaida kills 11 soldiers

A former Guantanamo Bay inmate was killed in a U.S. air strike in Yemen last week, the Defense Department said on Monday, as part of a stepped-up campaign against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Critics questioned the value of the mission, drawing a fierce rebuttal from Trump, who said it had yielded vital intelligence. The Pentagon has said that none of the strikes have been conducted based on intelligence gathered in a botched U.S. Read More

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Iraqi forces storm Mosul government complex, hoist flag

Iraqi forces storm Mosul government complex, hoist flag

Iraq's elite Rapid Response Division and federal police forces recaptured the Nineveh police headquarters, the courts complex and the water, electricity and sewage directorates. "If the alleged use of chemical weapons is confirmed , this is a serious violation of global humanitarian law and a war crime, regardless of who the targets or the victims of the attacks are". Read More

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