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Michigan, pipeline company reach deal to keep controversial line running Michigan, pipeline company reach deal to keep controversial line running
- November 28, 2017

Replace the Line 5 St. Clair River crossing as soon as we receive the necessary federal and state approvals. "As we continue to evaluate the pipeline at the straits, we must make sure appropriate safeguards for natural resources are in place along the full length of Line 5 in MI". (more...)
Sophia the humanoid robot would like a family one day Sophia the humanoid robot would like a family one day
- November 28, 2017

When asked what name it would like to give to its robot-child, Sophia interestingly got back with her own name. Sophia, the humanoid robot , which made headlines after receiving Saudi citizenship last month , has now expressed hopes of starting a family and having a career for itself sometime in future. (more...)
Turkey mourns Egypt mosque victims Turkey mourns Egypt mosque victims
- November 28, 2017

A day of national mourning observed by Turkey in the wake of last week's deadly attack in Egypt would help normalize relations between the two countries, analysts said on Monday. The aftermath of the attack on an Egyptian mosque in which more than 300 people were killed. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi ordered that a memorial to the victims be built. (more...)
Supreme Court turns away challenge to Maryland assault weapons ban Supreme Court turns away challenge to Maryland assault weapons ban
- November 28, 2017

The Washington Post had an article written by Stephen Sachs on November 26, 2017 who was Maryland's Attorney General from 1979 to 1987 entitled " The Supreme Court's privacy precedent is outdated " who commented that in 1979 he "argued and won Smith v. (more...)
Senate GOP Tax Bill Could Hurt Low-Income Americans More Than Expected Senate GOP Tax Bill Could Hurt Low-Income Americans More Than Expected
- November 28, 2017

But this time, Republicans are actively raising taxes on poor and middle-class people in order to fund a tax break for the wealthy and corporations. Trump wrote Monday on Twitter. Senator Flake has criticized the bill on those grounds. But the White House has not offered any details to explain how he came to this viewpoint, and many believe Trump and his family would benefit greatly. (more...)
Adidas says Rick Pitino supported recruiting scheme
- November 28, 2017

In his suit against Adidas, Pitino is seeking damages for emotional distress which he says he suffered as a result of the recruiting scandal in which Adidas employee James Gatto allegedly participated. Pitino's suit claimed Adidas' alleged actions in the federal pay-to-play investigation tarnished his reputation and cost him his job. The petition also noted Louisville's past NCAA infractions within the men's basketball program under Pitino, including "sex acts performed for underage ... (more...)
New Year's Eve terror plot arrest in Vic New Year's Eve terror plot arrest in Vic
- November 28, 2017

Victoria Police will allege the man was planning a terrorist attack for Melbourne on New Year's Eve this year. Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton said they believed the man was trying to get a firearm to "shoot and kill as many people as he could" around Federation Square, in Melbourne's CBD, on New Year's Eve. (more...)
"Secret Santa" spends more than $10000 paying for others' layaways
- November 28, 2017

On Friday, November 24th, a good Samaritan - who is only referring to himself as "Charlie K" - made a decision to spread some holiday cheer by paying for more than $10,000 worth of layaway orders at the Toys "R" Us in Cherry Hill. Many like Stephanie Dawson heard about Charlie's act of kindness and rush to the store to find she's among the lucky recipients. She had seven presents she bought on layaway for her grandchildren. (more...)
CBO: Senate GOP Tax Bill Favors High Earners Over Low Income Taxpayers CBO: Senate GOP Tax Bill Favors High Earners Over Low Income Taxpayers
- November 28, 2017

The mandate requires people to buy health insurance or face a penalty. Corker and Trump have openly feuded in recent weeks, with Corker calling the White House an "adult day care center" after Trump attacked Corker repeatedly on Twitter. Republicans control the Senate by a 52-48 margin, leaving little room for defections. In a Fox News online opinion piece, Paul said the bill was not flawless and he would "prefer a larger cut", but that he planned to back it because it achieved some of ... (more...)
North Korean fishermen keep washing up on Japanese shores… but why? North Korean fishermen keep washing up on Japanese shores… but why?
- November 28, 2017

The discovery of eight bodies came less than a week after a separate group of eight men were found on Japan's northern coast after they said their boat from North Korea broke down and washed ashore. Korean letters and a cigarette pack were found near the man, who was believed to have been dead for some time. About 1,000 people try to escape North Korea each year, with a lot of them traveling through China, according to Fox News. (more...)
Violence against women down Violence against women down
- November 27, 2017

Noting that gender-based violence affects marginalized women the most (including low-income women, trans women or women of colour), Trudeau addressed these important issues in a statement released Saturday, which was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. (more...)
Trump calls Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahontas' at event honouring Native American veterans Trump calls Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahontas' at event honouring Native American veterans
- November 27, 2017

Trump told the veterans "you were here long before any of us were here". "You were here long before any of us were here", Trump said at the White House. "I just want to thank you because you are very, very special people". "Look, Donald Trump does this over and over thinking someone he's going to shut me up with it - it hasn't worked in the past, it's not going to work in the future", she added. (more...)
Trump has no plans to campaign for Moore in Alabama Trump has no plans to campaign for Moore in Alabama
- November 27, 2017

The president has declined to follow the path of other mainstream Republican leaders who have called on Moore to step aside. Republican lawmakers are considering expelling Moore should he win the seat. Moore has faced fire since a Washington Post story earlier this month reported on four women who said the Senate candidate pursued them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. (more...)
Thieves drive off with Mercedes after radio signal trick Thieves drive off with Mercedes after radio signal trick
- November 27, 2017

Birmingham at 9pm, in the Elmdon area of Solihull, on September 25, the two criminals were able to override the Mercedes' security system and the luxury vehicle has never been recovered. Having received this signal, the smart lock "thought" the key fob itself was present, unlocking the door and giving the hackers full access. "We also recommend Thatcham-approved tracking solutions fitted to the vehicle". (more...)
France to vote against 5-year European Union renewal of glyphosate herbicide France to vote against 5-year European Union renewal of glyphosate herbicide
- November 27, 2017

One official said that 18 member states voted in favor, 9 against and one abstained. Germany's decision to support the renewal created waves in Berlin with the outgoing coalition government. Controversial herbicide glyphosate licensed for five more years in European Union, despite France's opposition, according to an European Union official. (more...)
Lebanon PM Saad Hariri 'suspends' resignation Lebanon PM Saad Hariri 'suspends' resignation
- November 27, 2017

He has demanded that his coalition ally, the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group, remove itself from regional conflicts, from Syria to Iraq and Yemen. "We have announced, time and again, and on different occasions that the Islamic Republic of Iran has no military links with Yemen, and that the country's defence and missile capabilities are completely a domestic issue which is related to that country only", said the spokesman. (more...)
Industrial Strategy: More energy intensive firms to be exempt from policy costs? Industrial Strategy: More energy intensive firms to be exempt from policy costs?
- November 27, 2017

Investments by a number of pharmaceutical companies into the United Kingdom will form a key part of the Sector Deal, a central Industrial Strategy measure, set to be signed in the coming weeks by the life sciences sector and government. "These deals are just the first steps but will be instrumental in securing the future strength of the United Kingdom life sciences industry, helping the United Kingdom economy prosper and allowing NHS patients to get better and faster access to world-class ... (more...)
Anthony Scaramucci threatens to sue Tufts student newspaper for defamation Anthony Scaramucci threatens to sue Tufts student newspaper for defamation
- November 27, 2017

The Mooch, who earned an undergraduate degree in economics at the school, was scheduled to speak Monday at the university's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where he has served on an advisory board since 2016, the Boston Globe reported . (more...)
George HW Bush: The longest living U.S. president George HW Bush: The longest living U.S. president
- November 27, 2017

Bush in October joined the four other living former presidents - Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and son, George W. Bush - for a hurricane relief concert in Texas. When his son, George W. Bush was elected in 1999, the two became the second father and son duo to serve as USA presidents, after former Presidents John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams. (more...)
Al Franken Acknowledges His Behavior "Crossed A Line" For Too Many Women
- November 27, 2017

Last week, radio host Leeann Tweeden released a photo from 2006 of Franken grabbing at her breasts while she was sleeping. Tweeden also publicly shared a photo taken during the tour that showed her sleeping aboard a military plane and Franken posing with his hands over her chest. (more...)
Mets' Noah Syndergaard Trolls Donald Trump Over 'Person Of The Year' Claim Mets' Noah Syndergaard Trolls Donald Trump Over 'Person Of The Year' Claim
- November 27, 2017

Trump has been featured on the cover of Time a total of 14 times , according to an April article on the magazine's website. Trump has always been fascinated (obsessed?) with Time's "Person of the Year" honor, which went by "Man of the Year" or "Woman of the Year" until 1999. (more...)
Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters wins Miss Universe 2017 Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters wins Miss Universe 2017
- November 27, 2017

Nel-Peters advocated for increased self-defense classes during her time in the competition and spoke candidly about her own experience being held at gunpoint in her native country. Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, has been named the new Miss Universe. The 21-year-old Bennett was among 92 contestants vying for the crown. (more...)
Federal consumer agency official sues Trump, maintains she is acting director Federal consumer agency official sues Trump, maintains she is acting director
- November 27, 2017

While a federal judge scrutinizes the case, it remains unclear exactly who's in charge. Both sides in the battle say they have the law on their side. Drama over the immediate future of the CFPB is still playing out. But critics, including Wall Street and most Republicans, say the CFPB is the epitome of government overreach and wields too much power. (more...)
Hospital Nurse Faces Probe Over Tweet Railing Against 'Evil' White People Hospital Nurse Faces Probe Over Tweet Railing Against 'Evil' White People
- November 27, 2017

Officials at Indiana University Health said over the weekend they were investigating "several troubling posts on social media" that appeared to be made by a recently hired employee identified in news reports as Taiyesha Baker. A Twitter user by the name "Trump is President" wrote , "Night Nurse (@tai_fieri) closed her Twitter account but before doing so, enjoyed her right to exercise free speech albeit it ignorant & hypocritically racist". (more...)
Boko Haram kills three soldiers in Borno Boko Haram kills three soldiers in Borno
- November 27, 2017

Speaking to newsmen in Maiduguri however, the Secretary of Magumeri LGA, Alhaji Wakil MallamTawu, said it was a failed attempt on a military base by suspected insurgents. The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations and 8 Division's Spokesman, Col. Timothy Antigha, confirmed the attack and deaths of the soldiers, saying the injured troops had been taken to the military medical facility. (more...)

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