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Georgia Lawmaker Threatens Black Attorney Over Her Pursuit To Remove Confederate Monument Georgia Lawmaker Threatens Black Attorney Over Her Pursuit To Remove Confederate Monument
- August 31, 2017

In response to the Facebook message, LeDawn Blackett Jones, a former Democratic state representative, commented that Spencer should pose "before [the statue] is taken down". His comments reflect a more systemic problem with racism, Jones said. "Like, 'It is what it is.' I wasn't threatened, but I don't want to minimize it either". (more...)
Savanna Greywind's Mother Speaks Out After Pregnant Daughter's Murder Savanna Greywind's Mother Speaks Out After Pregnant Daughter's Murder
- August 31, 2017

The death of a pregnant woman in North Dakota is prompting Winnipeggers to come together in her honour. Brooke Crews' older sister Dawn Dyer told KSTP she can not stop thinking about Savanna, and how the baby will grow up without a mother. (more...)
Panamagate JIT head Wajid Zia appears before NAB as witness Panamagate JIT head Wajid Zia appears before NAB as witness
- August 31, 2017

Former Panama Papers case Joint Investigation Team head Wajid Zia appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi on Tuesday to record his statement in relation to the probe of Sharif family's assets. NAB also sought some record from Zia to help prepare references against the accused. "In the petitions under Article 199, 1,371 cases were decided in favour of NAB while in 372 petitions decisions were against NAB", he said and added that 50 cases of 103 cases were decided in ... (more...)
Trump travels to Missouri to talk up his tax plan Trump travels to Missouri to talk up his tax plan
- August 31, 2017

Trump's attempt to turn the national conversation to tax reform comes as the spotlight is firmly fixed on the disaster still unfolding in Texas and Louisiana, where hurricane damage and flooding continues to sending tens of thousands of people from their homes. (more...)
Kamala Harris Plans to Co-Sponsor Bernie Sanders' Single-Payer Healthcare Bill Kamala Harris Plans to Co-Sponsor Bernie Sanders' Single-Payer Healthcare Bill
- August 31, 2017

The term is synonymous with single-payer health care, a system in which the government operates health care financing, ending the need for insurance companies. Sanders himself has said he "has no illusions" that a single-payer health care bill will pass under the current Congress. Sanders tweeted his thanks to Harris on Wednesday night. (more...)
Trump Calls for Quick Deadline on Tax Reform, Offers No Specifics Trump Calls for Quick Deadline on Tax Reform, Offers No Specifics
- August 31, 2017

True to form for the president, Trump dangled the prospect of the "biggest ever" tax cut and warned that without it, "jobs in our country can not take off the way they should". Mnuchin said from the White House briefing room. Passing a comprehensive tax reform bill would not just be a shot in the arm for the political class, but an important win for American businesses and families looking for meaningful tax relief. (more...)
57000 army personnel will be redeployed in a major overhaul: Arun Jaitley 57000 army personnel will be redeployed in a major overhaul: Arun Jaitley
- August 31, 2017

The Shekatkar committee was appointed in May a year ago and it had submitted its report in December. The first phase of the reforms involves redeployment and restructuring of approximately 57,000 posts of officers, junior commissioned officers, men (other ranks) and civilians. (more...)
Trump pushes Congress for tax reform without offering specific plans Trump pushes Congress for tax reform without offering specific plans
- August 31, 2017

Now that Republicans have ditched the idea, they face tighter budget constraints. Brady noted that "we cannot let the status quo win" when it comes to the USA tax code and that "when this fight gets tough, and it will over the coming months, we can't give up". (more...)
A Judge Just Blocked Texas' Controversial A Judge Just Blocked Texas' Controversial "Show Me Your Papers" Law
- August 31, 2017

Though portions of the law remained intact, Garcia seemed to side with critics of the law who have said the law might erode trust in law enforcement from immigrant communities and, in effect, make them less safe. The Trump administration has made "sanctuary cities" a target. Residents urge San Marcos City Council to take a stance against Senate Bill 4 . Abbott released a statement on Wednesday evening declaring that the state would appeal Garcia's decision. (more...)
Big Names Help Harvey Victims by Getting Big Money to Relief Effort
- August 31, 2017

A US tropical storm record of more 125 centimeters ( 49 inches ) of rain has already fallen on southern Texas. Trump's spokeswoman dismissed the high heel hubbub, according to multiple reports: "It's sad that we have an active and ongoing natural disaster in Texas, and people are anxious about her shoes". (more...)
Trump defends pardoning former Sheriff of Arizona Trump defends pardoning former Sheriff of Arizona
- August 31, 2017

Friday evening, the White House announced that Trump had granted a pardon for the controversial ex-sheriff who has been a Trump supporter since the early days of his campaign. In the civil rights case against Arpaio , the federal court found that Arpaio systematically targeted Latinos for traffic stops and illegally detained them. (more...)
No negotiations yet on return of Marcos wealth - Imee No negotiations yet on return of Marcos wealth - Imee
- August 31, 2017

Duterte argued that it was Marcos's right as a president and soldier to be buried at the cemetery, taking a political risk in a country where democracy advocates still celebrate Marcos's ouster each year. Atienza wished President "all the best" in going after the Marcoses' ill-gotten wealth, noting that after more than 30 years, no one has been prosecuted. (more...)
Harvey could be costliest disaster in United States history Harvey could be costliest disaster in United States history
- August 31, 2017

Authorities expect the death toll to rise as the waters recede and they are able to take full stock of the destruction wrought by the catastrophic storm. Some of those will be moved to a nearby concert hall and basketball arena. The record-breaking precipitation brought by Harvey has made many residents homeless and they have to seek shelter. (more...)
USA troop levels in Afghanistan undercounted: Pentagon USA troop levels in Afghanistan undercounted: Pentagon
- August 31, 2017

Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. and Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said there are 11,000 troops in Afghanistan, a figure that is 2,600 higher than previous acknowledgements. of a blueprint for the dignified return of all Afghan refugees. In reviewing his policy, Trump made it clear he is aware of the complexity of the situation. (more...)
Canadian Hurricane Centre eyes storm off southeastern United States Canadian Hurricane Centre eyes storm off southeastern United States
- August 31, 2017

It is already moving toward the Carolinas, and will officially arrive in the area on Monday night . "We are pinpointing lots of tropical moisture across Central Florida for Monday ", News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. For this reason, a FLASH FLOOD WATCH is now in effect for all areas east of Interstate 95 including the Grand Strand, Florence, Marion, Dillon, Lumberton and Kingstree. (more...)
United Nations renews UNIFIL mandate, with small changes United Nations renews UNIFIL mandate, with small changes
- August 31, 2017

UNIFIL was originally established in 1978 to ensure Israel's withdrawal from southern Lebanon and restore peace and security. Israel has regularly complained that UNIFIL has too soft an approach towards enforcing the 2006 ceasefire and would like to see stronger action against Hezbollah military deployment that Israel alleges is taking place in violation of the ceasefire. (more...)
Will PM own up for demonetisation failure, loss of lives: Rahul Will PM own up for demonetisation failure, loss of lives: Rahul
- August 31, 2017

Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala sought Modi's apology on demonetisation , saying it had dented India's credibility and the corrupt made windfall gains while 104 innocent people lost their lives in the "disaster". The poorest Indians are getting identity cards, bank accounts, smartphones with Internet access and improved healthcare - much of it through a government push - but greater pharmaceutical use may not lead to big drug-company profits. (more...)
Manchester to experience rainfall from 'Harvey' remnants Manchester to experience rainfall from 'Harvey' remnants
- August 31, 2017

Hurricane Harvey came ashore near Rockport, Texas late Friday evening. "If these amounts materialize, the results could be devastating, especially if any of these rains fall where catastrophic flooding has already occurred". The National Weather Service had to add a new color to the map. Local streams and rivers are not expected to reach flood stage. Another graphic from NWS Eastern Region shows radar information for Harvey from last Thursday, as the giant Category 4 hurricane formed in ... (more...)
Percent Approve Of How Trump Conducts Himself
- August 31, 2017

Democratic-leaning respondents had overwhelming antipathy towards Trump's conduct, with only two percent approving. In comparison, just 18 percent of Republicans in the poll said that white supremacy was a greater problem. Almost 90 percent of Democrats said they don't like the president's conduct. For both those who approve and disapprove of Trump, his personality was viewed as a bigger factor than his policies. (more...)
ISRO set to 'clock' and roll ISRO set to 'clock' and roll
- August 31, 2017

India Inc's debut flight into space coincides with an invitation or "Expression of Interest" issued by ISRO to private firms and consortia to sign a contract for manufacture of heavy-duty satellites. A team of 70 scientists from space research organization ISRO had supervised the entire process. The system that offers services like terrestrial and marine navigation, disaster management, vehicle tracking and fleet management, navigation aide for hikers and travellers, visual and voice ... (more...)
High in the low 80s today High in the low 80s today
- August 31, 2017

A heat advisory remains in effect until 9 p.m. on Thursday . It could be a bit breezy at times, with wind gusts up to 26 miles per hour. A cold front will sweep through tomorrow bringing a few, stray, afternoon showers. As we head into Saturday and Sunday we will see a warming trend. Sunday , it will be sunny with a high near 87, the weather service said. We'll continue to keep our eyes on it but things look to be on the drier side. (more...)
Trump declares emergency in Louisiana amid Harvey recovery
- August 31, 2017

It covers Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, and Vermillion Parish. United States President Donald Trump has approved a Louisiana emergency declaration as rain and flooding from Hurricane Harvey's aftermath continue to hit the region. (more...)
California Democrat blasts Feinstein for Trump comments California Democrat blasts Feinstein for Trump comments
- August 31, 2017

Ellen Tauscher (Calif.) asked, prompting loud applause from the audience. Feinstein, who serves on both the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee, which are investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election, did not confirm if she would seek re-election next year. (more...)
Billionaire Kidnapper, Evans' Judgement Hits Roadblock in Lagos Court Billionaire Kidnapper, Evans' Judgement Hits Roadblock in Lagos Court
- August 31, 2017

T K Shitta-Bey on behalf of Attorney General of the state includes: Donatus Dunn, Dunn Anselem, Uchenna Okagwu, Moses John Edem, ASP Emmanuel Ali, Insp. A source within the police circle was quoted to have said that Evans would face similar charges at the Edo State High Court. "We have filed six already before the court and we will still file the remaining in due time", Igbodo said. (more...)
Meet the Trans Service Members Attending MTV's VMAs Meet the Trans Service Members Attending MTV's VMAs
- August 31, 2017

Ireland , Air Force Staff Sergeant; Akira Wyatt; Navy Corpsman Petty Officer 3rd Class; Brynn Tannehill , Former Navy Lt. Commander; Laila Ireland , Retired Army veteran, and Jennifer Peace , U.S. "Throughout all the tweets , memos, and speculation, fearless transgender Americans are still serving their country and defending the freedoms of this nation while meeting the same rigorous standards of their peers". (more...)