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What US airlines that fly the 737 MAX 8 are doing to keep passengers safe – CNN

Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019

Trump’s 2020 budget proposal: what’s in it, what gets cut, and what it means – Vox.com

President Donald Trump’s administration unveiled its third budget proposal Monday, cementing a vision for the United States that bolsters funding for defense and border walls, while severely cutting social programs for the nation’s poorest. The $4.7 trillion budget proposal, which encompasses everything from funding for food aid, education, and health care to national defense, seeks to slash $845 billion from Medicare — a program Trump notably promised to leave untouched…

Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019

Brexit is an ‘unmitigated disaster’ that has damaged UK investment, former Barclays chair says – CNBC

<!– –> × SEARCH QUOTES Brexit Brexit has shattered the U.K.’s image as a place for investment, the former chairman of one of the country’s biggest banks said Monday. A second referendum on whether the U.K. should leave the EU may be inevitable, Gerald Grimstone, who served as chairman of Barclays, warned ahead of crucial Parliament votes this week on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal. And he didn’t mince…

Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019

Algeria’s Bouteflika will not seek fifth term, delays elections – Aljazeera.com

Algeria‘s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has said he will not seek a fifth term as he announced the delay of the country’s presidential polls amid mass protests against his reelection bid.  In a message carried by the official APS news agency on Monday, the 82-year-old also said the elections would follow a national conference on political and constitutional reform to be carried out by the end of 2019. “There will…

Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019

Tucker Carlson refuses to apologize for his misogynistic remarks – CNN

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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019

House Judiciary Dems kill amendment for Rod Rosenstein subpoena – Washington Examiner

House Judiciary Committee Democrats rejected an amendment Thursday to prepare a subpoena for Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who appointed and oversaw special counsel Robert Mueller. The amendment was proposed by Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., to be wrapped into a resolution to approve a tentative subpoena for acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker in the event that Whitaker fails to answer the panel’s questions including those surrounding his conversations with…

Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019

Thailand’s king condemns bid by sister to become PM – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Image caption Princess Ubolratana Mahidol pictured in 2010 Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn has denounced as “inappropriate” his sister’s unprecedented bid to run for prime minister in March’s election. In a palace statement, he said such an act would “defy the nation’s culture”. Princess Ubolratana Mahidol, 67, has been nominated as a candidate for a party allied to divisive former PM Thaksin Shinawatra. Such a move would break with…

Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019

Humanitarian Aid Is Blocked Amid Venezuelan Political Crisis – NPR

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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019

Tax code changes leave Americans asking, ‘What happened to my refund?’ – NBCNews.com

With filing season officially under way, a growing number of taxpayers are realizing that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act might be a double-edged sword. The White House said in October 2017 that the average family “would get a $4,000 raise” when it was pushing for passage of the law. Now that the new filing season has begun, some taxpayers are finding out that the tax man giveth — but…

Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019

U.S. officer at border shoots driver going to Mexico – NBCNews.com

NOGALES, Ariz. — A Customs and Border Protection officer shot and wounded a driver who was trying to enter Mexico at a crossing in Arizona, the agency said Friday. A CBP statement said he was wounded and taken to a hospital in Mexico. His condition and further details on the incident were not provided. CBP said it would release more information later Friday. Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino told the Arizona…

Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019

Trump’s surrender on State of the Union makes it even less likely Pelosi will give in on border wall – Washington Examiner

President Trump’s decision Thursday morning to surrender to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s demand that he wait until after the government shutdown is resolved to deliver his State of the Union speech in the House chamber is going to make it a lot less likely that Pelosi, D-Calif., gives in on the funding for a border wall. Sure, in the larger scheme of things, this childish skirmish doesn’t matter much. No…

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Trump delays State of the Union: Other times the address has been postponed or not given at all – Fox News

Video Trump tweets that he will give State of the Union after shutdown is over As the ongoing partial government shutdown continues, President Trump postponed his State of the Union address originally scheduled for Jan. 29. The government has remained shuttered since before Christmas with Democrats and the president at loggerheads over funding for a border wall. Trump has demanded more than $5 billion for the wall along the U.S.-Mexico…

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Government shutdown 2019: why the Senate is taking doomed votes – Vox

The Senate will take two votes Thursday to reopen the federal government and end the longest shutdown in history. Both votes are expected to fail. The shutdown will continue. The pageantry of failed floor votes has become one of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s calling cards in the Senate over the past few years. They’ve proven a potent tool to defuse awkward standoffs and to navigate stalemates. It used to…

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Trump aides keep telling struggling workers to suck it up – CNN

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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Michael Cohen’s lawyer accuses Rudy Giuliani of ‘witness tampering,’ calls him ‘unhinged’ – AOL

Michael Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis slammed Rudy Giuliani in a fiery interview Thursday, calling him “unhinged” and saying he should be “indicted for witness tampering.” His impassioned comments came days after President Trump’s personal attorney made comments suggesting Cohen’s father-in-law was involved in organized crime. “Giuliani, who is half unhinged or 100% unhinged to begin with, goes on national television and suggests a connection to organized crime because he’s a…

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Jayme Closs to receive $25000 reward after freeing herself – BBC News

Image copyright Jennifer Smith Image caption Jayme Closs, her aunt/godmother Jennifer Smith and Molly the dog posing together after being reunited on January 11 Thirteen-year-old Jayme Closs, who escaped from a man who kidnapped her after killing her parents, will receive $25,000 (£19,000) in reward money. Hormel Foods, the company her parents worked for, had offered the money last October to anyone with information leading to Jayme’s return. Jayme was…

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Trump’s surrender on State of the Union makes it even less likely Pelosi will give in on border wall – Washington Examiner

President Trump’s decision Thursday morning to surrender to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s demand that he wait until after the government shutdown is resolved to deliver his State of the Union speech in the House chamber is going to make it a lot less likely that Pelosi, D-Calif., gives in on the funding for a border wall. Sure, in the larger scheme of things, this childish skirmish doesn’t matter much. No…

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Nancy Pelosi more popular than Trump after monthlong shutdown – Washington Examiner

If politics is just a big popularity contest, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is winning — or at least, she isn’t losing as badly as President Trump. According to a new CBS poll, Pelosi is more popular than either Trump or Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. When asked about her job performance, respondents gave Pelosi a 39 percent approval, with 50 percent disapproving. Trump received only a 36 percent approval…

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Downplayed Shutdown Hardships. Dems Raged – NPR

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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Hospital says doctor accused of ordering fatal doses should have been removed faster – NBC News

The Ohio hospital where a doctor is accused of ordering fatal doses of fentanyl to near-death patients said Thursday that three patients died even after the hospital was initially notified about the physician. In addition, officials at the Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus said it had found seven more cases in which patients of Dr. William Husel were given “excessive doses of pain medication,” bringing the total number of…

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019