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Justice Department criticizes Harvard's admissions practices in affirmative action case Justice Department criticizes Harvard's admissions practices in affirmative action case
- August 31, 2018

The U.S. Department of Justice is throwing its support behind an anti-affirmative action group that is suing Harvard University over alleged racial discrimination in its admissions policies. "As a recipient of taxpayer dollars, Harvard has a responsibility to conduct its admissions policy without racial discrimination by using meaningful admissions criteria that meet lawful requirements", Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. (more...)
Google Responds To Trump Google Responds To Trump
- August 31, 2018

Whatever may be the underlying reason, with Donald Trump going all out on Google it appears that war on Google will continue to move forward. "On January 30, 2018, we highlighted the livestream of President Trump's State of the Union on the google.com homepage", a Google spokesperson told Buzzfeed News . (more...)
Body found in fish tank in missing man's home Body found in fish tank in missing man's home
- August 31, 2018

Police went to his home, but no one answered the door. In addition, investigators did not believe anything suspicious or nefarious was going on because they believed that Egg was out of town, based on a message left on his answering machine, McEachern said. (more...)
Judge reads guilty verdict in Roy Oliver murder trial Judge reads guilty verdict in Roy Oliver murder trial
- August 31, 2018

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is responding to the murder conviction of a white former police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager past year in suburban Dallas. A video expert said the first two shots came after the auto was already past Gross and the final three came after it passed Oliver. Days later, authorities said a review of the body camera footage and interviews with witnesses showed that the auto was actually moving away from the responding officers. (more...)
Graham: Relationship between Trump, Sessions ‘beyond repair’ Graham: Relationship between Trump, Sessions ‘beyond repair’
- August 31, 2018

But he says the relationship between the president and the attorney general isn't working. "Nothing lasts forever", Sen. A Republican senator says the relationship between President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions is "dysfunctional" and "beyond fix". (more...)
Google pushes back after Trump claims it ignored SOTU address Google pushes back after Trump claims it ignored SOTU address
- August 31, 2018

The screenshots for February 28, 2017 and January 30, 2018, during the first two years of Trump's presidency, do not show any promotions for the State of the Union address on Google's homepage. There's no dispute that Google promoted Obama's State of the Union speeches from 2012 to 2016, according to webpages captured by the Wayback Machine, an internet archive site. (more...)
China says trade talks with USA should be based on 'equality' China says trade talks with USA should be based on 'equality'
- August 31, 2018

Trump has credited his electoral success to his hard line on trade, which he has argued hurts USA workers and favors foreign competitors. Another round of United States tariffs would bring the running total of targeted Chinese products to $250 billion and is poised to affect consumers more than the levies already enacted. (more...)
Aung San Suu Kyi won't be stripped of Nobel Peace Prize Aung San Suu Kyi won't be stripped of Nobel Peace Prize
- August 31, 2018

She should have stepped down as the leader of the country given the situation, says outgoing United Nations rights chief. Some 700,000 Rohingya fled the crackdown and most are now living in refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh. On his last day in office, United Nations Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has launched a blistering attack on Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi . (more...)
Field resignation a major wake up call, says Labour deputy leader Field resignation a major wake up call, says Labour deputy leader
- August 31, 2018

He said: "This is a serious loss to the party and I deeply regret Frank's decision". Deputy Leader Tom Watson said Field's resignation must be a "major wake-up call" for the party. "We can not afford to lose people of such weight and stature". They also said it would not be possible for Field to remain in the party having resigned the whip, despite his intentions to do so. (more...)
Giant Sadiq Khan bikini-clad balloon to fly over London Giant Sadiq Khan bikini-clad balloon to fly over London
- August 31, 2018

Organizer Yanny Bruere has raised more than 58,000 pounds ($75,000) through the Crowdfunder website for the 29-foot (8.8-meter) blimp as part of a campaign to oust Khan from his post. A City Hall spokeswoman says the balloon has permission to fly Saturday over Parliament Square. "As always, City Hall has been working in very close coordination with the Metropolitan Police and other key agencies to ensure this protest is able to be carried out in a safe and secure way". (more...)
Iran is complying with nuclear deal — United Nations watchdog Iran is complying with nuclear deal — United Nations watchdog
- August 31, 2018

The flag of the International Atomic Energy Agency ( IAEA ) flies in front of their headquarters during the General Conference in Vienna, Austria September 18, 2017. sanctions kicks in in November, and Le Drian said it was important to find ways to keep the Islamic Republic trading. While European officials have pledged to try and keep business flowing with Iran as long as it complies with the 2015 accord, tensions have grown in recent weeks between Tehran and some European powers. (more...)
Boris who? Kenyan leader makes a joke at Johnson's expense Boris who? Kenyan leader makes a joke at Johnson's expense
- August 31, 2018

She said: "Today we signed an agreement to ensure that any proceeds of corruption that end up in the United Kingdom will be given back to the people of Kenya". The Prime Minister avoided a question earlier about whether she thought post-Brexit Britain would be more prosperous in the short to medium term. (more...)
US Will Block WTO Judge Reappointment Despite Vacancies US Will Block WTO Judge Reappointment Despite Vacancies
- August 31, 2018

What Happened: The chair of the European Parliament's trade committee, Bernd Lange, said the European Union will make proposals in September to reform the World Trade Organization (WTO), Politico reported August 27. "The invention of an authority to review panel fact-finding. has added complexity, duplication and delay to every WTO dispute", he told the meeting, according to a transcript of his prepared remarks. (more...)
Charges Dismissed Against Suspects in 'Extremist Muslim' New Mexico Compound Case Charges Dismissed Against Suspects in 'Extremist Muslim' New Mexico Compound Case
- August 30, 2018

Prosecutors say interviews with children found at the compound revealed several of those arrested talked about dying in jihad. The counts against Hujrah Wahhaj, Subhannah Wahhaj, and Lucas Morten have been dismissed after District Judge Emilio Chavez ruled they didn't have a preliminary hearing in the 10-day time frame required by New Mexico state law for defendants held in custody, a state courts official told CNN. (more...)
New Zealand village's plans to ban cats draws furious response New Zealand village's plans to ban cats draws furious response
- August 30, 2018

Submissions opposing the measure close at the end of October. However, not all members of the community are happy with the idea. But resident Nico Jarvis told the Otago Daily Times she did not intend to comply with the plans, stating keeping her three cats was the only way to combat the "intense" rodent problem in the area. (more...)
David Pecker, Head Of National Enquirer, Resigns From Postmedia Board
- August 30, 2018

Mr. Cohen, those people said, was hearing rumors that Mr. Pecker might leave American Media for Time magazine - a title Mr. Pecker is known to have dreams of running. In August of 2016, American Media paid US$150,000 to Karen McDougal , a former Playboy model, who says she had an affair with Mr. Trump. It remained unclear whether the proposed plan to buy the stories has attracted the interest of the feds in NY, where Cohen last week pleaded guilty over a $130,000 payment to porn vixen ... (more...)
SC orders house arrest of activists till September 6 SC orders house arrest of activists till September 6
- August 30, 2018

Other activists and academics are challenging the arrests with a public interest litigation that will be heard in the Supreme Court of India on Wednesday afternoon. "They were even thinking of targeting higher political functionaries", the office reportedly said. Other activists whose houses were searched but were not arrested included Susan Abraham in Mumbai , Kranthi Tekula in Telangana, Father Stan Swamy in Ranchi (Jharkhand) and Anand Teltumbde in Sanquelim (Goa). (more...)
Chelsea Manning: Federal Government preparing to ban USA whistleblower from Australia Chelsea Manning: Federal Government preparing to ban USA whistleblower from Australia
- August 30, 2018

In a letter of support the Australian Privacy Foundation strongly urged Manning be allowed in, noting that Obama had found she "took responsibility for her actions and received an excessive sentence". issues which are really important to public conversations", he said. They're saying she doesn't pass "the character test ". Labour foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong said the government should be transparent about the reason, if Manning is denied entry. (more...)
Pakistani Islamists call for Dutch envoy's expulsion over cartoons Pakistani Islamists call for Dutch envoy's expulsion over cartoons
- August 30, 2018

Thousands of Pakistanis yesterday demonstrated calling for the country's Dutch ambassador to be expelled over a controversial Mohammad cartoon contest. "They don't understand how much they hurt us when they do such acts", Khan, a cricketer-turned-politician, said on Tuesday, a day after the upper house of parliament condemned the proposed cartoon competition. (more...)
Donald Trump unblocks Twitter users after United States court ruling Donald Trump unblocks Twitter users after United States court ruling
- August 30, 2018

On Tuesday, President Trump's Twitter account unblocked dozens of users who had previously been blocked by the president, after a letter to the Justice Department this month urging compliance with a federal judge's order that was issued back in May. (more...)
Mystery woman seen in viral video found safe after shooting in Texas Mystery woman seen in viral video found safe after shooting in Texas
- August 30, 2018

There had been reports the man made "suicidal comments" before deputies were called for a welfare check. Mr Spencer said her identity is being withheld for now as a domestic violence victim. Tuesday. A more recent report in Reuters on Tuesday afternoon shows that while police have solicited public help in identifying the woman, had canvassed the area, and are reviewing surveillance footage from the area, they have had no success shedding light on the incident. (more...)
Alex Salmond resigns amid allegations of sexual misconduct Alex Salmond resigns amid allegations of sexual misconduct
- August 30, 2018

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she felt a huge sadness about the situation, but understood his decision. The former First Minister has denied the allegations and hit out at the complaints procedure he was investigated under in a trio of statements and a broadcast interview in which he said he had "made mistakes in his public and personal lives, but had never sexually harassed anyone". (more...)
Russian Federation warns United States not to ‘play with fire’ in Syria - Lavrov Russian Federation warns United States not to ‘play with fire’ in Syria - Lavrov
- August 30, 2018

Idlib and areas surrounding it are the last major enclave held by rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a close Russian ally, and a source has told Reuters he is preparing a phased offensive to regain it. "It would be quite tragic at this stage, having seen how hard the seven years (of Syria's war) have been". Russian Federation has given Assad crucial support throughout the seven-year war in Syria, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people and uprooted millions since ... (more...)
Sex-deprived dolphin Zafar terrorises tourists at French beach Sex-deprived dolphin Zafar terrorises tourists at French beach
- August 30, 2018

In the marine mammal book, it was noted that at least 18 of the lone dolphins observed directed aggressive behavior toward people. "This animal is not risky", he said. Both Hawkins and Bejder praised the mayor's actions. That said, experts feel the dolphin's desire for "fulfillment", while not out of the ordinary, can still be very harmful to humans. (more...)
China paves way to end family planning policy - state media China paves way to end family planning policy - state media
- August 30, 2018

But surprisingly the birthrate has fallen and officials are now concerned about a demographic time bomb. Speculation China may further ease its two-child policy was sparked this month when China Post unveiled the design of a stamp for release next year featuring a family of two pigs and three cheerful piglets. (more...)

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