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Censure UNH Professor Siobhan Senier

November 23, 2016 by legitgov

Quick action! Sign CLG petition: Censure UNH Professor Siobhan Senier | 23 Nov 2016 | The University of New Hampshire professoriate has attempted to limit the speech and expression of students. One professor, Siobhan Senier, even suggested that Trump supporters among students were 'not equal' to Trump opponents. Please sign this petition to UNH President Mark W. Huddleston, demanding that disciplinary action be taken against an 'educator' who actually believes that some students are more equal than others.

UNH Prof: No one can say Trump supporters are 'equal' to Trump opponents

November 23, 2016 by legitgov

UNH Prof: No one can say Trump supporters are 'equal' to Trump opponents | 21 Nov 2016 | Professors at the University of New Hampshire are calling for the expulsion of two students who counter protested an anti-Trump rally while wearing Harambe and Richard Nixon costumes. The post led several current professors to call for the expulsion of the students, even writing sample letters to administrators in the comments...Another English professor and Women's Studies Program faculty member, Siobhan Senier, drafted a letter to UNH President Huddleston and Provost Targett, claiming that the Harambe costume is "harassing, intimidating, and racist...And yet no critically thinking person can say that people supporting and people opposing Donald Trump are 'equal.'" [Quick action! Sign CLG petition: Censure UNH Professor Siobhan Senier.]

NYPD on alert after recent police shootings across U.S.

November 22, 2016 by legitgov

NYPD on alert after recent police shootings across U.S. | 21 Nov 2016 | NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill is urging the city's cops to stay vigilant after four police officers were shot, one fatally, over a 12-hour span across the country Sunday. "The safety of the men and women of the NYPD is my top priority. As you perform your duties today, and every day, please maintain awareness of your surroundings at all times," O’Neill wrote in an "officer safety message" distributed Monday.

Waves from 7.4 quake reach Fukushima nuclear power plant

November 22, 2016 by legitgov

Waves from 7.4 quake reach Fukushima nuclear power plant | 22 Nov 2016 | Tsunami waves hit areas along the Japanese coast after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima prefecture. Hours later a magnitude 6.3 earthquake also struck New Zealand about 1.19pm local time (11.19am AEDT). Sirens rang out in the early hours of Tuesday morning as residents were urged to evacuate immediately following the Japanese quake...A one metre tsunami wave also hit the coast at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, where a massive tsunami caused a meltdown[s] in 2011.

UN chemical watchdog refused to send experts to Aleppo under Western pressure - Lavrov

November 22, 2016 by legitgov

UN chemical watchdog refused to send experts to Aleppo under Western pressure - Lavrov | 22 Nov 2016 | The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons refuses to send its experts to Aleppo to check substances used by rebels in attacks. The move was "seemingly done under pressure from our Western colleagues," Russia's foreign minister said. "Russian specialists found that militants in east Aleppo used ammunition with poisonous substances, with the ammo targeting west Aleppo. The collected samples leave no doubt that it's a toxic agent," Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference with his Belarusian counterpart in Minsk, as cited by Interfax.

Police threw grenade at DAPL protesters - father of activist who faces amputation

November 22, 2016 by legitgov

Police threw grenade at DAPL protesters - father of activist who faces amputation | 22 Nov 2016 | A Dakota Access Pipeline demonstrator may lose her arm after a direct hit from a concussion grenade used by law enforcement officers at the protest site, according to her father. Authorities have denied using any weapons that could have caused such damage. Pipeline protester Dallas Goldtooth identified the woman as fellow demonstrator Sophia Wilansky, saying she was "struck directly by a concussion grenade" during the Sunday protest on a bridge near Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

M7.4 earthquake off Fukushima was aftershock from 2011 megaquake - agency

November 22, 2016 by legitgov

M7.4 earthquake off Fukushima was aftershock from 2011 megaquake - agency | 22 Nov 2016 | A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.4 hit northeastern Japan on Tuesday morning, the Meteorological Agency said, with a tsunami of over 1 meter observed in Miyagi Prefecture and other areas on the Pacific coast. The quake is an aftershock of the March 2011 earthquake that, along with ensuing tsunami, devastated wide coastal areas in northeastern Japan, the agency said. Some people suffered minor injuries in Fukushima, according to local firefighters...A wave of about 1 meter reached the coast where the Fukushima No. 1 complex is located, according to its operator Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.

Donald Trump's media summit was a 'f---ing firing squad'

November 22, 2016 by legitgov

Donald Trump's media summit was a 'f---ing firing squad' | 21 Nov 2016 | Donald Trump scolded media big shots during an off-the-record Trump Tower sit-down on Monday, sources told The Post. "It was like a f---ing firing squad," one source said of the encounter. "Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said 'I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed,'" the source said..."Trump kept saying, 'We're in a room of liars, the deceitful dishonest media who got it all wrong.' He addressed everyone in the room calling the media dishonest, deceitful liars. He called out Jeff Zucker by name and said everyone at CNN was a liar, and CNN was [a] network of liars," the source said.

At least 6 dead in Chattanooga, Tennessee, school bus crash

November 22, 2016 by legitgov

At least 6 dead in Chattanooga, Tennessee, school bus crash | 21 Nov 2016 | A school bus slammed into a tree and split apart Monday, killing at least six children in Chattanooga, Tennessee, officials said. A spokeswoman for the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office confirmed the death toll. But Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher would only say "multiple children" were killed, declining to specify how many died because the scene was still active. Fletcher said the bus, which was carrying 35 students in kindergarten through fifth-grade from Woodmore Elementary School, turned over on its side and struck the tree.

Trump: US to quit TPP 'trade' deal on first day in office

November 22, 2016 by legitgov

Trump: US to quit TPP 'trade' deal on first day in office | 21 Nov 2016 | President-elect Donald Trump says the US will quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal corporate takeover on his first day in the White House. He made the announcement in a video message outlining what he intends to do first when he takes office in January. The Republican also pledged to reduce "job-killing restrictions" on coal production and stop visa abuses.

Prison officials visited CIA 'dungeon,' but kept no record of the trip

November 21, 2016 by legitgov

Prison officials visited CIA 'dungeon,' but kept no record of the trip | 21 Nov 2016 | The Bureau of Prisons has acknowledged for the first time that two of its officials traveled 14 years ago to a secret CIA detention site in Afghanistan, where they provided training to staff at a facility once described by an intelligence official as "the closest thing he has seen to a dungeon." The admission came Thursday in response to a lawsuit filed by the ACLU, which sued in April after the Bureau of Prisons denied having any record of involvement with the detention site. The Bureau of Prisons' November 2002 visit to the site -- known interchangeably as "The Salt Pit" and COBALT -- was documented in a Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture, interrogation and detention, which was released in 2014.

Tsunami of 60 cm reaches Fukushima coast after earthquake - NHK

November 21, 2016 by legitgov

Breaking: Tsunami of 60 cm reaches Fukushima coast after earthquake - NHK | 21 Nov 2016 | A 60 cm (2 foot) tsunami had been observed at Fukushima's Onahama Port and a 90 cm (3 foot) tsunami at Soma soon after, public broadcaster NHK said. The region is the same that was devastated by a tsunami following a massive earthquake in 2011. A tsunami warning of up to 3 meters (10 feet) has been issued.

France officials say 'terrorist act' thwarted with arrest of 7

November 21, 2016 by legitgov

France officials say 'terrorist act' thwarted with arrest of 7 | 21 Nov 2016 | French anti-terrorism police have arrested seven people in Strasbourg and Marseille and thwarted what the interior minister called a new potential attack. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, announcing the arrests Monday, said six of the suspects arrested hadn't been known to intelligence services. Cazeneuve said that Sunday's arrests prevented "a terrorist act that had been envisaged for a long time."

Democratic Rep. Gabbard meets with Trump

November 21, 2016 by legitgov

Democratic Rep. Gabbard meets with Trump | 21 Nov 2016 | Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard met with President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team Monday. Gabbard, who backed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary, is being considered for jobs at the Defense Department, State Department and the United Nations, a source told CNN. Gabbard stepped down from her post as a vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee earlier in the year to support Sanders -- and fight Hillary Clinton -- in the primaries. She stood by Sanders through the Democratic convention, only announcing she would vote for Clinton days after the convention ended.

FEMA Holds Briefing on Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant Exercise

November 21, 2016 by legitgov

FEMA Holds Briefing on Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant Exercise | 19 Nov 2016 | (Plymouth, MA) The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region I held a public briefing on a full-scale exercise at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth. The briefing presented initial observa­tions of participant actions taken during the exercise at the Station. Representatives from FEMA and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) presented their observations of the full-scale exercise. The briefing took place at the conclusion of the one-day exercise.

4 cops shot in 24 hours in 4 cities, 2 shootings called targeted

November 21, 2016 by legitgov

4 cops shot in 24 hours in 4 cities, 2 shootings called targeted | 21 Nov 2016 | Two police officers have been shot in separate incidents in what authorities are calling targeted attacks. One died; the other was shot twice in the face but was expected to survive. They were two of four officers shot Sunday in four incidents. A San Antonio detective writing out a traffic ticket to a motorist was shot to death in his squad car late Sunday morning outside police headquarters by another driver who pulled up from behind, authorities said.

Tsunami warning issued after massive 7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Fukushima in Japan

November 21, 2016 by legitgov

Breaking: Tsunami warning issued after massive 7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Fukushima in Japan | 21 Nov 2016 | An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck early on Tuesday, local time, off the Japanese coast, some 67 km northeast of Iwaki, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The USGS reported the depth of the quake at 10 km. The epicentre is near Fukushima, where an earthquake in 2011 caused a nuclear plant to have a meltdown[s].

Tsunami Warning Issued After Quake Off Fukushima in Japan

November 21, 2016 by legitgov

Breaking: Tsunami Warning Issued After Quake Off Fukushima in Japan | 21 Nov 2016 | An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 7.3 has struck off the coast of Fukushima prefecture in Japan. A tsunami warning for waves of up to three meters (10 feet) has been issued. The Japan Meteorological Agency says the quake struck around 6 a.m. at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles). Fukushima prefecture is north of Tokyo and home to the nuclear power plant that was destroyed in 2011.

ISIS Supporter Talked About Times Square, Feds Say

November 21, 2016 by legitgov

ISIS Supporter Talked About Times Square, Feds Say | 21 Nov 2016 | A New York City man was charged Monday with trying to join ISIS and expressing support for a Nice-style attack in Times Square. The criminal complaint unsealed in federal court provides no indication that Mohamed Rafik Naji, a citizen of Yemen who lives in Brooklyn, was actually planning an assault. Naji, 37, allegedly tried to join the terrorist group abroad last year but eventually returned to the United States.

San Antonio police officer dies after being shot in head

November 21, 2016 by legitgov

San Antonio police officer dies after being shot in head | 20 Nov 2016 | A San Antonio police officer was shot to death during a traffic stop Sunday in what the department’s chief described as a targeted killing similar to recent police shootings in Dallas, Texas, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Police are looking for the man who pulled up in a car behind the officer's patrol car while he was writing a ticket, Chief William McManus said Sunday in a news conference. The suspect walked up to the passenger window and fired a round that hit the officer in the head, McManus said. The suspect then reached into the vehicle and shot the officer a second time, McManus said.

Hundreds of NHS staff and patients referred to controversial counter-terrorism programme

November 20, 2016 by legitgov

Hundreds of NHS staff and patients referred to controversial counter-terrorism programme | 20 Nov 2016 | The NHS has referred hundreds of its patients and staff to the police under a controversial anti-terrorism programme. Since July 2015, the Government's Prevent scheme has required all public bodies to report people they believe to be at risk of radicalisation. In the year since it was introduced, 420 people were referred to the scheme by the NHS over fears they could be vulnerable to extremism, reported BBC Radio 5 Live. The Government says Prevent aims to "reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism".

Dutch intelligence experts say ISIS has 60-80 operatives in Europe

November 20, 2016 by legitgov

Dutch intelligence experts say ISIS has 60-80 operatives in Europe | 19 Nov 2016 | Intelligence experts estimate that the Islamic State extremist group has between 60 and 80 operatives planted in Europe to carry out attacks, the Dutch counterterrorism coordinator said Friday. Dick Schoof said in an interview with The Associated Press that would-be fighters are also heeding messages from the militant group "asking them not to come to Syria and Iraq, but to prepare attacks in Europe." Schoof said military operations to oust the Islamic State from its self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq are scattering the extremist group's fighters and supporters.

Terrorist cell is alive in Minneapolis, U.S. judge in ISIS case says

November 19, 2016 by legitgov

Terrorist cell is alive in Minneapolis, U.S. judge in ISIS case says | 19 Nov 2016 | In sentencing nine young Somali-Minnesotans on terror conspiracy charges this week, U.S. District Judge Michael Davis closed a chapter in the federal government's long, extraordinary investigation of ISIL [ISIS] recruitment in Minnesota. But the full story is far from over. In nine hearings over three days before a courtroom packed with the families of the young men who sought to give their lives to ISIL, Davis repeatedly underlined a clear message: There is a terrorist cell in Minneapolis and it is still alive today..."Everyone talks about Brussels or Paris having cells," Davis said one day, then, raising his voice: "We have a cell here in Minneapolis."

Mike Pence Booed at 'Hamilton' Performance Vice-president Elect

November 19, 2016 by legitgov

Mike Pence Booed at 'Hamilton' Performance Vice-president Elect | 19 Nov 2016 | Mike Pence went to see the hip-hop musical "Hamilton" on Broadway Friday night, and the performance was disrupted when the audience wouldn’t stop booing him. Upon arrival at the Richard Rodgers Theater, he was loudly booed -- although some audience members also cheered him on. As journalist Mark Harris pointed out on Twitter, playgoers are typically largely tourists from other areas.

Trump demands apology from 'very rude' cast of Hamilton show

November 19, 2016 by legitgov

Trump demands apology from 'very rude' cast of Hamilton show | 19 Nov 2016 | President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday demanded an apology from the cast of the Broadway hit "Hamilton" for appealing from the stage to Vice President-elect Mike Pence to uphold American values, with the conservative in the theater. "The Theater must always be a safe and special place. The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!" Trump wrote on Twitter, taking time out from his search for appointees to his incoming administration. "Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing. This should not happen!" Trump wrote.

Trump picks Sessions for AG, Pompeo to lead CIA

November 19, 2016 by legitgov

Trump picks Sessions for AG, Pompeo to lead CIA | 18 Nov 2016 | President-elect Donald Trump is moving ahead with filling key posts in his administration, picking Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for the job of attorney general and Rep. Mike Pompeo as head of the CIA. The announcements came on the heels of Trump's decision to tap former military intelligence chief Michael Flynn as national security adviser...Pompeo said in a statement he accepted the nomination to lead the CIA. Sessions and Pompeo would both require Senate confirmation before assuming their designated roles; Flynn would not.

Donald Trump Names Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo His Pick for CIA Director

November 19, 2016 by legitgov

Donald Trump Names Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo His Pick for CIA Director | 18 Nov 2016 | Rep. Mike Pompeo, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, has been offered the position of CIA director, the Trump transition team said today. The three-term Republican congressman from Wichita, Kansas, is a member of the House Energy Committee and the Intelligence Committee, which is responsible with conducting oversight of U.S. intelligence agencies and practices.

Parents slam Texas high school after students were allowed to perform skit portraying the assassination of Donald Trump

November 19, 2016 by legitgov

Parents slam Texas high school after two 10th graders were allowed to perform skit portraying the assassination of Donald Trump in front of classmates --Two sophomores at Marshall High School in San Antonio, Texas, were reprimanded after skit titled 'The Assassination of Donald Trump' --One of the boys made a gunfire sound effect with his cellphone while the other boy, who played Trump, fell to the ground. | 18 Nov 2016 | Parents have expressed their anger and shock after two high school students portrayed the assassination of President-elect Donald Trump during a skit in class. Two sophomores at Marshall High School in San Antonio, Texas, were punished after they performed a sketch titled 'The Assassination of Donald Trump' last week, according to the Express-News. Barry Perez, a spokesperson for the school district, said 'appropriate action' had been taken, but Harold and Melinda Bean, the parents of another student, were 'angry' and 'shocked' that harsher measures were not taken.

New York attorney general announces $25 million settlement in Trump University case

November 18, 2016 by legitgov

New York attorney general announces $25 million settlement in Trump University case | 18 Nov 2016 | President-elect Donald Trump has agreed to a $25 million settlement to resolve three lawsuits over Trump University, his former school for real estate investors. The deal announced Friday by New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman would settle a lawsuit he filed three years ago, plus two class-action lawsuits in California filed on behalf of former Trump University students. The suits allege that Trump University failed to deliver on its promise to teach success in real estate through programs that cost up to $35,000.

Trump weighing Muslim registry, says adviser

November 18, 2016 by legitgov

Trump weighing Muslim registry, says adviser | 16 Nov 2016 | President-elect Donald Trump's immigration advisers could recommend a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries and countries with significant problems with terrorism, according to a top ally. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, an immigration hard-liner who has been advising Trump, told Reuters that transition policy advisers are weighing the merits of such a registry.

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