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Some facts about President Trump's cognitive test

Some facts about President Trump's cognitive test Most of the comparisons being made are professional athletes, so it stands to reason that Trump could in fact weight 239 pounds but be made up of considerably more fat than those he's being placed next to, who are made up of more muscle (which is denser than fat). [Full Article...]

In Trump's First Year, Anti-Abortion Forces Make Strides

In Trump's First Year, Anti-Abortion Forces Make Strides Last week the Wall Street Journal reported that Trump's personal lawyer had arranged a $130,000 settlement with adult film actress Stephanie Clifford, whose professional name is Stormy Daniels , just before the November 2016 election. There is still no sign of a deal to get the Federal government back up and running with the main sticking point being immigration. He's hoping to use it as leve... [Full Article...]

Suspect accepts plea in kidnapping, murder of Holly Bobo

Suspect accepts plea in kidnapping, murder of Holly Bobo Bobo was 20 in 2011, when her disappearance in rural Parsons, Tennessee sparked a massive search. Adams has entered a "best interest" plea of guilty on the charges of facilitation of first-degree murder, a lesser charge from first-degree murder, which he was charged, and especially aggravated kidnapping. [Full Article...]

CHIP funding part of bipartisan deal reached to reopen government

CHIP funding part of bipartisan deal reached to reopen government Some Republicans complained CHIP was too expensive in the fall, but the Congressional Budget Office reported last week that a five-year CHIP extension would cost the government $3.4 billion, while a 10-year extension would actually save the government money. [Full Article...]

EU Reiterates Support for Future Palestinian Capital in Eastern Jerusalem

EU Reiterates Support for Future Palestinian Capital in Eastern Jerusalem US Vice President Mike Pence told Israel's Knesset on Monday that Washington was intending to bring forward a controversial plan by the Trump administration to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem . Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its capital, while the Palestinians see the eastern sector as the capital of their future state. It is also the right thing to do. [Full Article...]

Greg Olsen named finalist for Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

Greg Olsen named finalist for Walter Payton Man of the Year Award As a result, $500,000 will be given in honor of the eventual victor, with half of that total going to a charity of his choice and the other half earmarked for expanding Character Playbook across nationwide. "He is an exceptional person who has a unique ability to lead, educate and inspire. He never looks for recognition, but he certainly deserves it". Their most recent effort was helping people ... [Full Article...]

Schumer: Deal reached to reopen federal gov't

Schumer: Deal reached to reopen federal gov't Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is now on the record promising a vote to protect the immigrants, known as DREAMers, but promises can easily be broken, especially in McConnell's case. Democrats want Congress to address the issue of the Dreamers, more than 700,000 immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. Feinstein said she wasn't persuaded by McConnell's assurances and... [Full Article...]

Shutdown End in Sight: Senate Advances Bill to Reopen Gov't

The New York Democrat also claimed this weekend that Americans were on his side, pointing to Twitter traffic that favors " Trump shutdown" 10-to-1 over " Schumer shutdown". Democrats were trying to frame the deal as a temporary victory, though. The Senate still must vote on final passage to send the bill to the House. [Full Article...]

Mick Mulvaney, OMB director, says DACA talks won't resume till shutdown ends

Mick Mulvaney, OMB director, says DACA talks won't resume till shutdown ends Republicans and Democrats appear to be no closer to ending a government shutdown, and the White House is indicating it's waiting for Democrats to drop their demand that a funding bill include protections for younger immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. [Full Article...]

German nurse who enjoyed 'resuscitating patients' charged with 97 murders — Niels Hoegel

German nurse who enjoyed 'resuscitating patients' charged with 97 murders — Niels Hoegel The announcement came after investigators completed examinations of patients who died, while Hoegel served as a nurse. An investigation into Niels' murders was widened after he talked about killing up to 30 people during his trial in 2015. [Full Article...]

Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish militia in Syria

Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish militia in Syria The Turkish military announced the death of its first soldier since the launch of operation "Olive Branch" on Saturday, its second major intervention in Syria's devastating seven-year civil war. The Turkish army dubbed the operation "Operation Olive Branch". In a sign of the risks to Turkey, rockets fired from Syria on the border town of Reyhanli on Sunday killed a Syrian refugee. [Full Article...]

Marches, rallies held in downtown Portland to mark one year after inauguration

Marches, rallies held in downtown Portland to mark one year after inauguration Some waved signs saying, "You can't fix stupid but you can vote it out", "The president of the United States is a racist", and "We're not gonna take it sisters". The president took to Twitter to ask women to celebrate the "historic milestones and unprecedented economic success" of the past year. Do we know anything yet about the Women's March 2019 event? Hundreds of thousands marched... [Full Article...]

Palestinian MPs kicked out of Knesset during Pence speech

On December 15, four Palestinians are killed in clashes with Israeli forces as tens of thousands demonstrate against Washington's recognition. "Pence, who is an evangelical Christian, has been an Israel supporter for years". "I want to reassure President Abbas of the firm commitment of the European Union to the two-state solution with Jerusalem as the shared capital of the two states", said ... [Full Article...]

USA Gymnastics Board Members Resign In Wake Of Doctor Sex Abuse Scandal

USA Gymnastics Board Members Resign In Wake Of Doctor Sex Abuse Scandal Which is a good thing". "I'm possibly the last child he will assault", Miller said, adding that her mother is still being billed for appointments where she was assaulted. By the time Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina hands down Nassar's sentence, the court would have heard from more than 120 women. [Full Article...]

Lindsey Graham Slams Trump Aide, Says White Home Workers Making Negotiations 'Tough'

Lindsey Graham Slams Trump Aide, Says White Home Workers Making Negotiations 'Tough' When he batted around the idea of granting them citizenship over a Chinese dinner at the White House past year with Democratic leaders, Trump's advisers drew up a list of hardline demands to send to Capitol Hill that they said must be included in any such plan. [Full Article...]

Two teenagers die in India as cops refuse to help

Two teenagers die in India as cops refuse to help The deceased identified as Arpit Khurana and Sunny Gupta. According to media reports, the two boys were riding a motorbike that hit an electric pole which led to the accident. To this they retorted, "If the vehicle gets washed, then where will we sit all night". "The vehicle will become dirty. Take them", a man, his voice quivering, repeatedly pleads to the policemen in western Uttar Pradesh's ... [Full Article...]

Was Mexico's Deadliest Year In Two Decades

Was Mexico's Deadliest Year In Two Decades The official statistics put Mexico's murder rate below other countries, with Brazil and Colombia's at 27 per 100,000 inhabitants, and Venezuala's at 57 per 100,000, according to a World Bank report. Her case is emblematic of the high level of violence against girls and women in Mexico, and the impunity that surrounds their murders. The grisly scene - literally a jumbled pile of human limbs and t... [Full Article...]

Cardi B Says Offset Isn't Homophobic After 'Queer' Lyric Backlash

Cardi B Says Offset Isn't Homophobic After 'Queer' Lyric Backlash Offset claims he didn't know the word insinuated homophobia and meant it as a way to express something unusual, like the experience of being watched by the paparazzi. Offset made a guest appearance on YFN Lucci's song "Boss Life", and used the word "queers". Cardi B has defended Migos rapper Offset following a homophobic row. [Full Article...]

Facebook to boost European SMBs, workers skills via digital training hubs

Facebook to boost European SMBs, workers skills via digital training hubs Facebook has announced that it will bring its Community Boost programme to European Union countries just months after it announced the US launch. "Through Community Boost EU, Facebook will work side by side with small businesses and start-ups to help them grow and hire", Facebook added. [Full Article...]

Pope apologizes to intercourse abuse victims, however defends Chilean bishop

Pope apologizes to intercourse abuse victims, however defends Chilean bishop Fernando Karadima, the charismatic Chilean priest who was sanctioned by the Vatican in 2011 for molesting and fondling minors in his Santiago parish. "It pains me very much". "It is understandable that Pope Francis' statements yesterday in Santiago, Chile, were a source of great pain for survivors of sexual abuse by clergy or any other perpetrator", O'Malley said in a statement. [Full Article...]


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