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Iowa man accused of throwing tomatoes at Trump fined $65

Iowa man accused of throwing tomatoes at Trump fined $65 | 28 March 2017 | A man accused of throwing tomatoes at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has pleaded guilty and will pay a $65 fine. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports 28-year-old Andrew Alemao pleaded guilty Monday to disorderly conduct in a plea agreement with prosecutors. University of Iowa police and U.S.

Is political correctness harming the nation?

Is political correctness harming the nation? | 28 March 2017 | 'The O'Reilly Factor' assesses the impact of culture wars. Michael Rectenwald, CLG Chair, Guest.

Trump calls for investigation of the Clintons' Russian ties

Trump calls for investigation of the Clintons' Russian ties | 28 March 2017 | President Trump said late Monday that the House Intelligence Committee is looking into the wrong 2016 presidential candidate's Russia connections.

Trump team wants more NAFTA access for U.S. goods, services - lawmakers

Trump team wants more NAFTA access for U.S. goods, services - lawmakers | 28 March 2017 | Trump administration trade officials want a revamped North American Free Trade [sic] Agreement to improve access for U.S. farm products, manufactured goods and services in Canada and Mexico, said lawmakers who met with them on Tuesday. Members of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee met with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and acting U.S.

Trump signs order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies

Trump signs order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies | 28 March 2017 | President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an order to undo Obama-era regulations to [allegedly] curb climate change, keeping a campaign promise to support the coal industry while calling into question U.S.

'Religious left' emerging as U.S. political force in Trump era

'Religious left' emerging as U.S. political force in Trump era | 27 March 2017 | Since President Donald Trump's election, monthly lectures on social justice at the 600-seat Gothic chapel of New York's Union Theological Seminary have been filled to capacity with crowds three times what they usually draw.

Man in custody after bringing suspicious package near White House

Man in custody after bringing suspicious package near White House | 28 March 2017 | Tours were suspended at the White House on Tuesday and the Secret Service established a "security perimeter" after a man with a suspicious package approached a Secret Service officer near the presidential mansion, a spokeswoman said.

Fukushima nuclear radiation poisoning world's water, including fish from Oregon and British Columbia

Fukushima nuclear radiation POISONING world's water, including fish from Oregon and British Columbia --Brits could be eating salmon and tuna containing nuclear radiation from the Fukushima disaster, according to a study. | 27 March 2017 | Salmon caught in the Pacific Ocean, which are imported [in the UK], were found to contain worrying amounts of radiation.

House Intelligence Postpones Closed Session With FBI, NSA

House Intelligence Postpones Closed Session With FBI, NSA | 27 March 2017 | The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee will not hold on Tuesday a closed briefing with the directors of the FBI and National Security Agency, a spokesman for the committee's Republican chairman said on Monday.

Negotiations to ban nuclear weapons begin, but Australia joins US boycott

Negotiations to ban nuclear weapons begin, but Australia joins US boycott | 27 March 2017 | Negotiations on a treaty to outlaw nuclear weapons have begun in New York, but have been publicly condemned by the United States, which is leading a coalition of more than 40 countries -including Australia - boycotting the talks.

U.S. attorney general escalates pressure on 'sanctuary' cities

U.S. attorney general escalates pressure on 'sanctuary' cities | 27 March 2017 | Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened on Monday to cut off U.S. Justice Department grants to cities that fail to assist federal immigration authorities, moving the Trump administration closer to a potential clash with leaders of America's largest urban centers.

High-school principal accused of keeping Catholic-school kids off admission list

High-school principal accused of keeping Catholic-school kids off admission list | 26 March 2017 | A Queens public high-school principal [Khurshid Abdul-Mutakabbir] excluded 500 Catholic-school kids from a list of 4,000 students applying to get into his school, raising cries from furious parents of foul play "It was almost like they knew who would be accepted," said Middle Village resident Jimmy Guarneri, 47, of the lottery system that

US sending around 200 more troops to Middle East

US sending around 200 more troops to Middle East | 27 March 2017 | Two companies from the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division are being deployed to the Middle East to bolster security in either Iraq or Syria at the request of the top American commander in Baghdad fighting ISIS, a U.S. defense official with knowledge of the order told Fox News. It is not immediately clear where the roughly 200 additonal troops will end up.

Donald Trump printed out made-up 300bn pound Nato invoice and handed it to Angela Merkel

Donald Trump printed out made-up 300bn pound Nato invoice and handed it to Angela Merkel --President estimated Germany's underspend on alliance over the past 12 years, then added interest | 26 March 2017 | Angela Merkel will reportedly ignore Donald Trump's attempts to extricate 300bn pounds from Germany for what he deems to be owed contributions to Nato.

Woman who had terror conviction in Israel to be deported in plea deal

Woman who had terror conviction in Israel to be deported in plea deal | 23 March 2017 | Rasmieh Odeh, a former Michigan resident whose case was fiercely contested by both sides of the Arab-Israeli dispute, will be deported back to Jordan but spared jail time under a plea deal struck today, her attorney said.

Academic Freedom vs. "Social Justice:" Michael Rectenwald & Julian Klepper

Academic Freedom vs. "Social Justice:" Michael Rectenwald & Julian Klepper | 25 March 2017 | Discussion of social justice activism, intersectionality theory, academic freedom and more.

Violence erupts at pro-Trump rally in Huntington Beach

Violence erupts at pro-Trump rally in Huntington Beach | 25 March 2017 | Violence erupted at a Make America Great Again rally in Huntington Beach on Saturday after a protester opposed to President Trump allegedly doused a female organizer of the event with pepper spray, sparking a brawl that ended with several arrests.

Report: Sanctuary Cities Targeted With Enhanced Raids

Report: Sanctuary Cities Targeted With Enhanced Raids | 24 March 2017 | Immigration and Customs Enforcement is stepping up enforcement operations in so-called "sanctuary cities" in an effort to convince these jurisdictions to better cooperate with federal efforts, a CNN report says Friday.
 

Iraqi military says 61 bodies found in Mosul district more than week after U.S.-led strike

Iraqi military says 61 bodies found in Mosul district more than week after U.S.-led strike | 26 March 2017 | Iraq's military said on Sunday that 61 bodies were recovered from a collapsed building that Islamic State had booby-trapped in west Mosul, but there was no sign the building had been hit by a coalition air strike.

At least 400,000 civilians trapped in Mosul with no food or electricity - UN

At least 400,000 civilians trapped in Mosul with no food or electricity - UN | 24 March 2017 | Some 400,000 civilians stuck in Mosul's Old City, held by Islamic State militants, are dealing with food and electricity shortages, making the UN High Commissioner for Refugees believe that "the worst is yet to come" in the humanitarian crisis in northern Iraq. "The worst is yet to come, if I can put it this way.

Gunman surrenders after fatal shooting near Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas led to police standoff

Gunman surrenders after fatal shooting near Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas led to police standoff | 25 March 2017 | The suspect in a shooting that killed one and injured another on a bus Saturday outside the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas has surrendered after an hours-long standoff with police on the Strip. The melee began shortly before 11 a.m.

Pro-Houthi court sentences Yemen president to death for treason

Pro-Houthi court sentences Yemen president to death for treason | 25 March 2017 | A Yemeni court in territory controlled by the armed Houthi movement sentenced the group's enemy in a two-year-old civil war President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and six other top officials in his government to death for "high treason" on Saturday.

Ex-Penn State president guilty after failing to report suspected Sandusky abuse

Ex-Penn State president guilty after failing to report suspected Sandusky abuse | 24 March 2017 | Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up suspected child sex abuse by Jerry Sandusky in 2001.

Federal judge sides with Trump administration in travel ban case

Federal judge sides with Trump administration in travel ban case | 24 March 2017 | A federal judge in Virginia ruled in favor of the Trump administration Friday, declining to join other federal courts that halted the President's revised travel ban last week.

Bill Killed: Popular Roar Forces House GOP to Withdraw TrumpCare Vote

Bill Killed: Popular Roar Forces House GOP to Withdraw TrumpCare Vote | 24 March 2017 | Update: News outlets are reporting at 3:35pm that House Republicans pulled their healthcare bill just before the vote was to take place.

Trump administration grants approval for Keystone XL pipeline

Trump administration grants approval for Keystone XL pipeline | 24 March 2017 | President Trump announced Friday morning the granting of a permit for construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, calling it “the first of many infrastructure projects” that he would approve in order to put more Americans to work.

UPDATE: House steers toward climactic vote on GOP health care bill

UPDATE: House steers toward climactic vote on GOP health care bill | 24 March 2017 | Republicans muscled their capstone health care overhaul past an initial barrier and toward a climactic roll call Friday, plunging ahead despite uncertainty over whether they had the votes to prevail in what loomed as a monumental gamble for President Donald Trump and his GOP allies in Congress.

A Top Republican Just Dealt Trumpcare A Potentially Mortal Blow

House of Commons passes blasphemy motion M-103

House of Commons passes blasphemy motion M-103 | 23 March 2017 | The House of Commons has passed a Liberal backbencher's motion calling on federal politicians to condemn Islamophobia.

London attacker was British man with a criminal history, previously investigated by MI5

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