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Ocasio-Cortez’s Victory Is a Win for New York’s Restaurant Workers Ocasio-Cortez’s Victory Is a Win for New York’s Restaurant Workers
- June 28, 2018

Ocasio-Cortez's win was a surprise to the political establishment, given that Crowley was seen as a likely replacement for Nancy Pelosi as the top Democrat in the House of Representatives. The Center for Responsive Politics tells me that in 85 percent of Democratic House primaries this year, 252 of 296, the victor was the candidate who raised the most money; of the 44 exceptions, 31 were women - suggesting the reason is gender, not ideology. (more...)
French butchers warn about vegan violence - Newspaper French butchers warn about vegan violence - Newspaper
- June 28, 2018

He urged the Interior Minister to address the problem of "disinformation", which prompted vegan activists to channel their antagonism into actual violence. "So what, you find it shocking that a murderer was killed by a terrorist?" 'Not me. I've got zero compassion for him, there's justice in it'. French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, left, shakes hands with a butcher as he visits the meat pavillon at the Rungis wholesale food market, south of Paris in May 2017. (more...)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upsets Joe Crowley in NY congressional primary Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upsets Joe Crowley in NY congressional primary
- June 28, 2018

She had helped launch Flats Fix , a tacos and craft cocktail spot in Manhattan, while pondering what to do next. "If 60 people were shot in protest of the United States' negligence in FEMA and kind of keeping us on that island, I couldn't even imagine if there was silence on that", she added, referencing the slow federal response to devastation wrought to the island after Hurricane Maria hit past year. (more...)
Schumer Demands Congress Use 'Biden Rule' in Choosing Kennedy Replacement Schumer Demands Congress Use 'Biden Rule' in Choosing Kennedy Replacement
- June 28, 2018

In his letter to Mr Trump, Justice Kennedy expressed "profound gratitude" for having served in the highest court. Justice Kennedy, 82, will retire on 31 July, according to the letter. President Trump thanked Justice Kennedy for his service in a statement released by the White House . They include Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), which preserved the foundation of legal abortion from Roe v. (more...)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, defeats long-time U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (Tylt) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, defeats long-time U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (Tylt)
- June 28, 2018

Her stunning upset over Crowley-a man widely touted as a possible successor to Nancy Pelosi-inevitably draws comparisons with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's June 2014 defeat by Tea Party candidate Dave Brat. It resembles what Bernie Sanders ran on, but unlike Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez is an unapologetic Democrat . He tweeted that Crowley "should have been nicer, and more respectful, to his President!" which was a weird interpretation of a race in which Ocasio-Cortez, a Bernie Sanders ... (more...)
France to take in some Lifeline migrants but Macron blasts rescue ship France to take in some Lifeline migrants but Macron blasts rescue ship
- June 28, 2018

He did not give details of how the migrants will be distributed. Several EU nations, including Ireland , have so far agreed to take a share of the migrants on board. A wounded migrant disembarks from the ship. The vessel's fate has hung in the balance since last week as bloc members remained at loggerheads over how to handle the influx of people trying to reach the continent. (more...)
New Zealand Prime Minister returns home from hospital with new baby New Zealand Prime Minister returns home from hospital with new baby
- June 28, 2018

On TVNZ1's Breakfast this morning, Winston Peters was asked by host Jack Tame if he had purchased a gift for newborn Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford . Neve means "bright" and "radiant", as well as "snow", which Ardern said seemed like a "good combination" for Matariki and the winter solstice, which was when the baby was born. (more...)
$273m in valuables seized in Malaysia's ex-PM probe $273m in valuables seized in Malaysia's ex-PM probe
- June 28, 2018

Police, with the help of 22 central bank officials and six counting machines, took 3 days to count the money, Singh said. "We couldn't do the counting at the premises because the numbers were too huge", said Amar Singh , head of the police commercial crime division. (more...)
US Supreme Court Justice Kennedy retiring, giving Trump a second pick US Supreme Court Justice Kennedy retiring, giving Trump a second pick
- June 28, 2018

Roberts was joined in that opinion by justices Anthony Kennedy , Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, and Samuel Alito. Trump called Kennedy a man "of tremendous vision" and said he hopes the next justice will be "just as outstanding". The travel ban survives as long as it can "reasonably be understood to result from a justification independent of unconstitutional grounds", Roberts wrote, noting that the court hardly ever strikes down a policy under that test. (more...)
Syrian military launches assault on Daraa, forcing at least 45000 to flee Syrian military launches assault on Daraa, forcing at least 45000 to flee
- June 28, 2018

The offensive's goal appears to be regaining control of the border crossing with Jordan, which has been in rebel hands since 2015. The United States has repeatedly warned Assad against violating the de-escalation zone, saying it would have serious repercussions and pledging "firm and appropriate measures". (more...)
Myanmar fires general in charge of Rohingya crackdown after European Union sanctions Myanmar fires general in charge of Rohingya crackdown after European Union sanctions
- June 28, 2018

However, the military claimed that Maung Maung Soe was sacked because of "poor performance" in managing "security plans" after attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army group in October 2016 and August 2017 in Rakhine state. These included sanctions on Major General Maung Maung Soe, who was transferred late past year from his post as the head of Western Command in Rakhine, where Myanmar's military launched a sweeping counter-insurgency operation in August. (more...)
‘Obsessed’ French couple faces life for murdering nanny in London ‘Obsessed’ French couple faces life for murdering nanny in London
- June 28, 2018

Kouider and Medouni were found guilty of killing 21-year-old Sophie Lionnet, attempting to burn her corpse and spinning what Police called "a web of lies to justify the torture and murder of their vulnerable young nanny". Kouider, who filmed eight hours of torture on her phone, had planned to hand the recordings into police as evidence. "I'm suffering every day thinking of you and what happened to you that terrible night", she said. (more...)
French butchers demand protection from vegans French butchers demand protection from vegans
- June 28, 2018

Vegetarians and vegans make up just a few percent of the French population. In an interview on France Inter radio, Sébastien Arsac of the animal rights group L214, which is known for secretly recording videos of slaughterhouse conditions and putting them online, did not explicitly condemn the militant activists, but made clear it was not the goal of his movement. (more...)
Funeral for Bronx teen killed outside bodega Funeral for Bronx teen killed outside bodega
- June 28, 2018

As his casket was carried out of the church by pallbearers, a crowd chanted "Justice for Junior!" Then Guzman-Feliz is shown stumbling - with blood gushing from his throat - before heading toward a nearby hospital. Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, 15, was killed by a gang of men outside a bodega in the Bronx area of NY. An eighth defendant was also arrested in the Bronx and is due to be arraigned on those same charges later on Tuesday, Clark said. (more...)
Mattis visits China amid Korea talks, strategic tensions Mattis visits China amid Korea talks, strategic tensions
- June 27, 2018

He has yet to meet the new Chinese defence minister, General Wei Fenghe. From June 26-28 Secretary Mattis will visit China where he will meet with several senior officials to exchange strategic perspectives and discuss areas of mutual concern. (more...)
US Judge: Separated families must be reunited within 30 days US Judge: Separated families must be reunited within 30 days
- June 27, 2018

But we can't forget: "The lives of real people hang in the balance". New hacking threat to satellites Chelsea Clinton knocks Sessions over remark on child separations Sessions quips about family separation during speech to conservative group MORE on Tuesday quipped about family separation while speaking to a conservative criminal justice organization in Los Angeles. (more...)
Donald Trump: Border wall is 'the only real answer' to illegal immigration Donald Trump: Border wall is 'the only real answer' to illegal immigration
- June 26, 2018

He bowed to pressure last week and issued an executive order to end the family separations. We're going to run out of resources to keep people together. The Air Force said Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo will be one of the bases where the temporary camps will be held while Mattis said the other will site will be at Fort Bliss, an Army post outside El Paso, the San-Antonio Express News reported. (more...)
Kushner Says U.S. to Unveil Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan Soon Kushner Says U.S. to Unveil Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan Soon
- June 26, 2018

In the report, a "top Egyptian official" says the countries are unanimous in their position that were the USA to go over Abbas' head and attempt to implement the settlement plan, they would not be opposed to it. The Americans had become "nothing else than spokespeople for the Israeli occupation", Erekat said, adding that the USA intention was to "normalise Israeli apartheid". (more...)
New Zealand man travels to meet teen, shot by mom during break New Zealand man travels to meet teen, shot by mom during break
- June 26, 2018

The family involved have asked to remain anonymous as the news continues to stun those in the neighborhood. The girl's mother, who was home at the time, grabbed a gun and shot Skinner in the neck. According to the police statement, he smashed a glass door and attempted to enter the home. Skinner fled but collapsed in a yard nearby. Mr Skinner had bought a knife and duct tape after arriving in the USA, and County sheriff James Agnew said he had "very bad intent". (more...)
Ex Vatican diplomat found guilty of possessing child pornography Ex Vatican diplomat found guilty of possessing child pornography
- June 26, 2018

The Vatican court on Saturday convicted a former Holy See diplomat, sentencing him to five years in prison for the " possession and distribution of child pornography with the aggravating circumstance of its large quantity", in what is the first trial of its kind inside the Vatican. (more...)
Police Believe Teen Hacked To Death With Machete Was Not Intended Target Police Believe Teen Hacked To Death With Machete Was Not Intended Target
- June 26, 2018

Police managed to find four people tied to Guzman-Feliz's death. Lesandro tried to run to St. Barnabas Hospital just a block away, but police say he ended up collapsing on the sidewalk. Surveillance of the men was released by NY police on Friday. "The only thing I want is my son back, and I'm not going to have him anymore". Alvarez, who was scheduled to be arraigned today, turned himself in to NY police this weekend and has been charged with murder in the second degree, manslaughter, ... (more...)
Paul Manafort lawyers want mention of Trump banned in Virginia trial Paul Manafort lawyers want mention of Trump banned in Virginia trial
- June 26, 2018

District Judge Amy Berman Jackson. He faces a separate indictment in Washington. The judge in the Virginia case questioned prosecutors sharply at a hearing last month about whether Manafort's alleged misconduct is sufficiently connected to special counsel Robert Mueller's mandate to investigate the Trump campaign. (more...)
Trump Nicknames Jewish Democratic Senate Candidate In Nevada ‘Wacky Jacky’ Trump Nicknames Jewish Democratic Senate Candidate In Nevada ‘Wacky Jacky’
- June 26, 2018

Heller's 2018 campaign has a distinction that underscores his underdog status: He is the only Republican senator seeking re-election in a state that Trump lost to Hillary Clinton in the presidential election two years ago. But she said she's committed to building a party strong enough to compete in every race in the nation this fall, "and I'm willing to do my part to make that happen". (more...)
Iraq Strikes ISIS Meeting in Syria, Military Says Iraq Strikes ISIS Meeting in Syria, Military Says
- June 26, 2018

Daesh's "deputy war minister", one of its "media emirs", the personal courier of Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the group's chief of police were among those killed, the statement said. Iraq has good relations with Iran and Russia, Assad's main backers in the Syrian war, and also enjoys strong support from the US-led coalition. It, however, lost all of its strongholds in both countries a year ago thanks to counter-terrorism offensives of the Iraqi and Syrian national armies, backed by ... (more...)
Congress receives new classified documents on Russia probe Congress receives new classified documents on Russia probe
- June 26, 2018

The DOJ also notified Republican Rep. Devin Nunes of California about a classified letter it sent the committee discussing "confidential human sources" the Federal Bureau of Investigation used before beginning the probes into Russian. AP reported that the DOJ is also working to provide documents related to former British spy Christopher Steele, who was behind the lurid and unverified anti-Trump dossier, which Republicans say was used to obtain the FISA warrant. (more...)

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