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US immigration officials aim to restrict asylum at border

US immigration officials aim to restrict asylum at border Administration officials have said existing USA asylum rules encouraged illegal immigration and bogged down legitimate claims. "It is illegal to circumvent that by agency or presidential decree", Omar Jadwat, director of the American Civil Liberties Rights Project, said. [Full Article...]

Trump's Iran Crude Oil Waivers May Just Delay Day of Reckoning: Russell

Trump's Iran Crude Oil Waivers May Just Delay Day of Reckoning: Russell U.S. government waivers will allow some of Iran's biggest customers to buy crude from Opec's No. 3 producer for another six months, damping shortage fears. "Oil revenues might decline but (they) will still be enough to run the country", said an official involved in Iran's global commerce. All of them maintain that they will continue to trade with Iran. [Full Article...]

4 found dead in collapsed buildings, search goes on

4 found dead in collapsed buildings, search goes on A fourth body has been found in the building which collapsed on Monday. The two buildings, one apparently vacant and the other housing apartments, collapsed Monday at 9 a.m. "The walls had been moving for several weeks and cracks had appeared", the 25-year-old philosophy student said . The collapse has highlighted concerns over the condition of up to 6,000 buildings in Marseille, which have b... [Full Article...]

Former Nation journalist Muthoki Mumo, Angela Quintal detained in Tanzania

Former Nation journalist Muthoki Mumo, Angela Quintal detained in Tanzania The department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) says it is engaging with the Tanzanian government to get it to return the passports of South African journalist Angela Quintal and her Kenyan colleague Muthoki Mumo , who were detained by law enforcement in Tanzania. [Full Article...]

Two Muslim women first to win congressional seats

Two Muslim women first to win congressional seats It is open, with the seat being vacated by Rep. Keith Ellison, who is running for Minnesota Attorney General. In addition to being one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, Tlaib is the first Palestinian-American woman to join congressional ranks. [Full Article...]

One killed in Melbourne street attack

Victoria Police said the unnamed attacker is in "critical condition" at the hospital following the incident, which left one of the victims dead. A man, believed to be the driver, stabbed three people and was then shot by police. More than 100 police have swarmed on the area. "He seemed to be waving something, people around me screamed that he had a knife, but I couldn't see clearly from where ... [Full Article...]

Hundreds of homes destroyed by California wildfire, deaths reported

Hundreds of homes destroyed by California wildfire, deaths reported Butte County CalFire Chief Darren Read said at a news conference that two firefighters and multiple residents were injured. The fire is centered in the Feather River Canyon off Highway 70 about five miles east of the town of Paradise which has a population of near 26,000 people. [Full Article...]

Meet Trump's New Acting Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker

Meet Trump's New Acting Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker Sessions's interim replacement, his former chief of staff, Whitaker, has publicly criticised the Mueller probe for going beyond its remit. The new acting attorney general, Whitaker will assume the duties and responsibilities fulfilled by Sessions. [Full Article...]

Dems Gain in Quest for House Control But GOP Retains Senate

Dems Gain in Quest for House Control But GOP Retains Senate Fifty-five percent of women said they backed a Democrat for the House this year, compared to 49 percent in the 2014 midterm congressional election. The greatest hopes - and worst fears - of both main political parties in the U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is hailing " a new day in America". In the outgoing House, the Republicans had 235 seats while the Democrats 193. [Full Article...]

White House Shares "Altered" Video To Back Entry Ban On CNN Reporter

White House Shares White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted the video , which shows Acosta asking President Donald Trump a question on Wednesday as the intern tries to take his microphone away. A few hours later, Acosta announced on Twitter that he was denied access to the White House and his "hard pass" had been revoked. " CNN should be ashamed of itself, having you working for them", Trump tol... [Full Article...]

Mueller writing final report on Russian Federation probe, submission timeline unclear

Mueller writing final report on Russian Federation probe, submission timeline unclear In February 2016, Sessions became the first sitting senator to endorse Trump's presidential campaign, and in the months leading up to the election , he became one of the candidate's closest national security advisers. Chuck Schumer, said he should recuse himself because of his comments on the probe. Rep. "Many experts view Trump's firing yesterday of Attorney Jeff Sessions as a potential ob... [Full Article...]

White House suspends credentials for CNN's Jim Acosta

White House suspends credentials for CNN's Jim Acosta She called Acosta's behavior "absolutely unacceptable". The reporter tried to ask him another question before a female White House aide walked over to him. "On the Russian Federation investigation, are you concerned that you may.?" Finally, in reaction to Acosta's credentials being yanked, CNN declared that such a decision was a "threat to our democracy". [Full Article...]

Can Trump block the Mueller probe?

Can Trump block the Mueller probe? He also worked on an earlier campaign in Iowa for one of Trump's presidential campaign leaders, Sam Clovis, who has figured in the Russian Federation investigation. Whitaker likely could not block the new indictments, which could include Trump's son Donald Jr. "By forcing the firing (of) the attorney general, the president now threatens the rule of law itself". [Full Article...]

U.S. voters divided on Trump, country's direction, finds poll

U.S. voters divided on Trump, country's direction, finds poll While Republicans confront serious headwinds in holding the House, the uniqueness of the contest in each of 435 House districts makes for a wide range in the potential number of seats Democrats may gain. Trump is still trusting his feel for what voters want to hear. The other powerful position that California Democrats will lobby their Party to fill is Chair of the House Foreign Relations Comm... [Full Article...]

Whitsundays shark attack victim dies

Whitsundays shark attack victim dies He was flown to hospital but died from massive blood loss. It's the third serious shark attack at Cid Harbour in two months, leading to calls to prevent shark attacks, including putting drumlines in the region permanently. "It sounds to me that the animal came back or stuck around, so to me, that's more than an investigatory bite", she said. "They all have different feeding strategies, however... [Full Article...]

‘Horrific scene’: 13 dead including gunman at California bar

‘Horrific scene’: 13 dead including gunman at California bar Ron Helus had been set to retire in the next year from the Ventura County, California Sheriff's Office when, responding late Wednesday to a call of a shooting , he walked into the Borderline Bar & Grill. "There was probably three or four", one young man told local television station KABC. A man and his stepfather interviewed by ABC7 Eyewitness News said they heard about a dozen shots bef... [Full Article...]

Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins Election In a Landslide

Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins Election In a Landslide BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 01: Boston City Councilor and Democratic congressional candidate Ayanna Pressley speaks at a rally calling on Sen. Ocasio-Cortez defeated New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in New York's 14th district on Tuesday night, according to The Associated Press . [Full Article...]

Nevada's new congressman Dennis Hof is a brothel owner - and he's dead

Nevada's new congressman Dennis Hof is a brothel owner - and he's dead Muth also stated the election day was "bittersweet". Nevada Police, however, said they did not suspect foul play at the time of his death and no one that was with him the night before noticed any signs of ill health. Hof's Love Ranch brothel about an hour outside of Las Vegas, the same brothel where National Basketball Association player Lamar Odom was found unconscious in 2015, is where Jerem... [Full Article...]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized After Falling, Fracturing 3 Ribs

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized After Falling, Fracturing 3 Ribs Tests showed she fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment, said the spokeswoman, Kathy Arberg. More details to follow ... Broken ribs typically heal on their own in six weeks to a month, and patients are advised to limit strenuous activity. Ginsburg has grit and determination, and I only wish she applied that to upholding the plain text and o... [Full Article...]

The midterms show Trump might not get re-elected in 2020

The midterms show Trump might not get re-elected in 2020 When asked where he could specifically find common ground with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, McConnell struggled to name examples - offering only the usual example of infrastructure, something that is often cited but rarely a bipartisan achievement. [Full Article...]


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