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State lawmaker posts controversial meme on Facebook State lawmaker posts controversial meme on Facebook
- September 20, 2017

The picture contained the words "All lives splatter". "She's a community leader and an elected official", Lori Miller, a spokeswoman for Indivisible Rapid City, a progressive organization told Argus Leader . "I perceived it differently". Just prior to that interview, the South Dakota Democratic Party had issued a news release about DiSanto's Facebook post. (more...)
Liam Hemsworth: 'Same-sex marriage is a human right' Liam Hemsworth: 'Same-sex marriage is a human right'
- September 20, 2017

After speaking recently at a writers' festival, I was asked about what in Australia's history could account for our failure to legislate same-sex marriage. Nelson said the only question was "do we or do we not support same-sex marriage?" and that he had confidence in the government and parliament to work to protect religious freedom. (more...)
Trump, Xi agree on 'maximising pressure' on North Korea: White House
- September 20, 2017

Pyongyang, an insular country with few outside contacts, says it needs nuclear weapons to protect itself from "hostile" USA forces and is determined to build the capacity to deliver a nuclear warhead that could hit the U.S. Haley's comments come after the United Nations Security Council last Monday imposed more stringent sanctions against North Korean President Kim Jong Un's government by tightly restricting imports of oil and textiles. (more...)
Myanmar's Leader Addresses Nation over the Rohingya Crisis Myanmar's Leader Addresses Nation over the Rohingya Crisis
- September 20, 2017

In its new affidavit submitted before the apex court, the Centre said , "That the provisions of Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees , 1951 and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, 1967 can not be relied upon by the petitioner since India is not a signatory of either of them". (more...)
Newport man arrested over Parsons Green London Underground terror attack
- September 20, 2017

Farroukh, 21, was registered as living in a property in Stanwell in Surrey county, south of London . A Facebook page for Farroukh, reviewed by Business Insider, says that he is from Damascus, the Syrian capital, but moved to the United Kingdom and entrolled at West Thames College in Hounslow, where he learned English. (more...)
Republicans can't quit trying to repeal and replace Obamacare Republicans can't quit trying to repeal and replace Obamacare
- September 20, 2017

This is a matter of urgency because the authority the Senate has to pass Obamacare repeal with just 51 votes expires on September 30. Cassidy and Graham positioned themselves as principled critics of the health care legislation Republicans tried to pass this summer. (more...)
Warm and dry until fall arrives on Friday Warm and dry until fall arrives on Friday
- September 20, 2017

Temperatures are projected to warm back up to near 90 by next Sunday , however. Winds are expected to become light and variable after midnight. THURSDAY: Sunny, with a high near 82. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Thursday's forecast calls for sunny skies with a high of 86 and an overnight low of 52. (more...)
Flash flood watch issued as Hurricane Jose draws nearer to MA Flash flood watch issued as Hurricane Jose draws nearer to MA
- September 20, 2017

Hurricane Jose continues to track north toward New England, but is expected to take a right (easterly) turn and stay out to sea. Additional rainfall produced by Jose could also cause flash flooding in eastern Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts, Nantucket and Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard, the center said . (more...)
HHS secretary took 5 private jets for work trips last week HHS secretary took 5 private jets for work trips last week
- September 20, 2017

According to internal HHS documents , the traveling took place between Sept 13 and 15. In a sharp departure from his predecessors, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price last week took private jets on five separate flights for official business, at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars more than commercial travel. (more...)
FL woman makes 'single and sexy' sign to get power back on
- September 20, 2017

Leigh posted a now-viral picture of the sign on Facebook Sunday. "Now, I'm back home and I got to sleep in my own bed last night for the first time since August 30th", she said, "which was absolutely unbelievable". You can't keep your home clean and keep germs out without power, ' she said. "Since I found out I had stage 5 kidney failure and needed either dialysis or a transplant I have made it my goal to spread the word of the importance of organ donation", Angles said. (more...)
Nikki Haley: If US Defends Itself, 'North Korea Will Be Destroyed' Nikki Haley: If US Defends Itself, 'North Korea Will Be Destroyed'
- September 20, 2017

While declaring that " none of us want war ", Haley made it clear that if North Korean provocations continue, the issue will be handed over to the Pentagon and Defense Secretary James Mattis . The United States is far ahead of North Korea in terms of resources and capabilities, but a direct military confrontation with Pyongyang may still backfire, experts told Sputnik. (more...)
Trump talks tough on terror, threatens to 'destroy' North Korea at UN Trump talks tough on terror, threatens to 'destroy' North Korea at UN
- September 20, 2017

In a veiled criticism of China and Russian Federation, who were barely mentioned in the rest of the speech , Trump said any trade with North Korea was morally questionable. UNITED NATIONS | U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the world's leaders Tuesday that the threat of a nuclear attack is at its highest level since the end of the Cold War and "fiery talk can lead to fatal misunderstandings". (more...)
Two New Takes on Pumpkin Spice Now at Krystal' Restaurants Two New Takes on Pumpkin Spice Now at Krystal' Restaurants
- September 20, 2017

And with cold season coming through, we're sucking on pumpkin spice cough drops . Actually, most Pumpkin Spice flavors don't have any pumpkin in them. The harvest-inspired beverages will be available September 25 th through October 29 th, at participating locations, while supplies last. Every fall, pumpkin spice is a staple ingredient in everything from lattes to pies. (more...)
Singapore condemns North Korea's latest 'dangerous and brazen provocation' Singapore condemns North Korea's latest 'dangerous and brazen provocation'
- September 20, 2017

Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron also denounced the new missile launch by North Korea and called for the resumption of "direct talks" to address the Korean Peninsula issue during a phone conversation, the Kremlin press service said. (more...)
Plea to UK Prime Minister to ratify nuclear weapons ban treaty Plea to UK Prime Minister to ratify nuclear weapons ban treaty
- September 20, 2017

Brazilian President Michel Temer was the first to sign the treaty during the ceremony held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. Guterres is also expected to brief the Security Council meeting on reforming United Nations peacekeeping - a key item on the Trump administration's agenda, which will be represented by Vice President Mike Pence. (more...)
OECD Thinks Eurozone Will Grow as Much as US This Year OECD Thinks Eurozone Will Grow as Much as US This Year
- September 20, 2017

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said: "Previously, the OECD has been supportive of the Government's policy, but today they reveal that productivity and wages continue to lag, and the report further highlights that despite the economic crash of 10 years ago our economy is still at risk of a bubble in the housing market". (more...)
U.S. police on the lookout for 'Mad Pooper' jogger U.S. police on the lookout for 'Mad Pooper' jogger
- September 20, 2017

So much so that she's been dubbed "The Mad Pooper" by locals. Mrs Budde said that her children caught the jogger answering nature's call in a squatting position by their house in Colorado Springs. However, they are surprised and the case was somewhat mysterious as there were no shortages of bathrooms in the neighborhood. "She ran by it like 15 times yesterday, and she still pooped", Budde told KKTV 11. (more...)
Ryan rooting for Senate GOP health care overhaul Ryan rooting for Senate GOP health care overhaul
- September 20, 2017

But a second loss on health care, which is very possible, could again raise doubts about McConnell's leadership and create new tension in his relationship with Trump at a time they need to join forces to advance a major tax overhaul and other legislation. (more...)
Backed forces take 90% of Raqqa from Isis in major offensive Backed forces take 90% of Raqqa from Isis in major offensive
- September 20, 2017

Activists suggest the city could fall within a few days if the Kurdish-led group kept up the momentum. But the battle for the 10 percent of the city still held by IS will likely be tough, as IS had heavily mined the area, Abdel Rahman said. (more...)
United Nations envoy slams North Korea's 'reckless' behavior United Nations envoy slams North Korea's 'reckless' behavior
- September 20, 2017

Two days after the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a US-draft resolution slapping new sanctions on North Korea , the pariah nation for the second time in less than three weeks fired a second missile over northern Japan. On Sunday, he warned of imminent danger from Pyongyang. Pyongyang has launched dozens of missiles as it accelerates a weapons programme created to provide the ability to target the United States with a powerful, nuclear-tipped missile. (more...)
Russia Brands Trump Stance on Iran Deal `Very Worrying'
- September 20, 2017

I can tell the Trump administration would like to see it. Netanyahu said he's eager to "seize the opportunity for peace between Israel and Palestinians and between Israel and the Arab world". During his United Nations address earlier on Monday, Trump again bashed the P5+1 (US, Russia, UK, France, China - plus Germany and the European Union) agreement with Tehran, which was signed under the Obama administration, describing it as an " embarrassment to the US ". (more...)
Hurricane Jose to Impact Jersey Shore, Delaware Hurricane Jose to Impact Jersey Shore, Delaware
- September 20, 2017

Tropical storm warnings were in effect from Woods Hole, Mass., to Sagamore Beach, Mass.; Block Island, R.I.; Martha's Vineyard, Mass.; and Nantucket, Mass. There will also be stronger currents in coastal waters Tuesday and Wednesday; recreational users should be extra cautious. Showers from the outer fringes of Jose may reach Nova Scotia toward the middle of the week, and rough surf is expected along the Atlantic coast from Tuesday onward. (more...)
UC Berkeley Group Ignores Deadlines, But Insists On Hosting Far-Right Speakers UC Berkeley Group Ignores Deadlines, But Insists On Hosting Far-Right Speakers
- September 20, 2017

In a statement released on Monday, Yiannopoulos said that the school's administration has been working on overdrive to disrupt the event and dissuade speakers from attending. The Patriots were behind the Free Speech Week designation aimed at opening up dialog on campus - regardless, it seems, if students' sensibilities and serenity might be disturbed by hearing contrary opinions. (more...)
Rohingya can return to Myanmar Rohingya can return to Myanmar
- September 20, 2017

Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Myanmar, also known as Burma, has come in for withering global criticism for failing to stop - or even speak out against - the violence, which has driven almost 400,000 Rohingyas, majority women and children, to seek refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh. (more...)
Tracking Jose: Wind Gusts So Far
- September 20, 2017

Hurricane Jose is now a Category 1 storm and he appears to be moving further west with just about every new GFS and European model update. Block Island has had the highest gust as of 8AM. Scattered power outages may occur. High surf, rip currents: Regardless of Jose's track, large swells from Jose will continue to affect the Eastern Seaboard, spreading as far north as coastal New England. (more...)

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