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Nadler prepares subpoena for Whitaker if he backs out of testimony

Nadler prepares subpoena for Whitaker if he backs out of testimony Asked whether he has spoken with President Trump about the Southern District of New York's investigation into his former lawyer Michael Cohen , Whitaker wouldn't say . In response, Whitaker, who previously had agreed to testify , warned that he wouldn't show up unless lawmakers dropped the ultimatum he described as "political theater". [Full Article...]

Racism and redemption: Virginia blackface row sparks national debate

Racism and redemption: Virginia blackface row sparks national debate Meredith Watson claims she was raped by Fairfax in a " premeditated and aggressive assault " while both were students at Duke University back in 2000. Duke also released a statement regarding the allegation on Saturday. Northam has denied that he is in the photo . I want to stand here in that truth and restate that my truth, as well as the truth of Dr. [Full Article...]

US Agencies Have Damning Recording of Saudi Prince

US Agencies Have Damning Recording of Saudi Prince The Saudi Minister was in Washington where he met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo . Some aides said they still hoped to receive it by early next week if not on Friday, but the administration said it did not feel the need to send one. [Full Article...]

Elizabeth Warren Makes 2020 Presidential Run Official

Elizabeth Warren Makes 2020 Presidential Run Official The 1912 striking mill women in Lawrence marched under a banner that said "Bread and Roses, Too". Considered a landmark moment for unions, the strike received national attention and eventually prompted federal investigations into brutal working conditions and pay raises for workers around New England. [Full Article...]

Volunteers ready United States aid for Venezuela, Maduro vows to block it

Volunteers ready United States aid for Venezuela, Maduro vows to block it The 56-year-old said Venezuela's humanitarian crisis has been "fabricated by Washington " to justify an "intervention" in the South American country. Guaido has called for the demonstrations to continue in the country in a bid to ramp up pressure on Maduro. United States President Donald Trump is no better than his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro . [Full Article...]

U.S. Border Patrol overwhelmed by large groups of migrant families

U.S. Border Patrol overwhelmed by large groups of migrant families By 2010 after the wall was built, El Paso's murder rate had dropped to 0.9 for every 100,000 residents, compared with a national average of 4.8. Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke addresses the press after he and other politicians visited the tent city June 23, 2018, in Tornillo, Texas, housing immigrant children separated from their parents because of the Trump administration's zero tol... [Full Article...]

Virginia AG admits wearing blackface at college party

Virginia AG admits wearing blackface at college party The 57-year-old Herring came forward after rumors about the existence of a blackface photo of him began circulating at the Capitol. The black lawmakers said the sexual assault allegation against Fairfax must be "thoroughly investigated". [Full Article...]

Yet Another Virginia Politician Caught In Blackface Scandal

Yet Another Virginia Politician Caught In Blackface Scandal Gov. Fairfax, Watson replied to the original sender ".Justin raped me in college and I don't want to hear anything about him. Kaneedreck Adams, 40, an attorney who attended Duke with Watson and said in the spring of 2000, when they lived across from each other in on-campus apartments, Watson came to her crying. [Full Article...]

Acting AG Whitaker tells House panel he hasn't interfered with Mueller probe

Acting AG Whitaker tells House panel he hasn't interfered with Mueller probe The Justice Department told the House Judiciary Committee Thursday afternoon that acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker will not appear at Friday's closely-watched oversight hearing unless he receives a written assurance by 6 p.m. The committee on Thursday authorized a subpoena if Whitaker refused to answer questions. THREAD: Why is Whitaker refusing to testify unless the House agrees not ... [Full Article...]

Taliban says United States promised to halve its troops in Afghanistan by April

Taliban says United States promised to halve its troops in Afghanistan by April Head of the Taliban delegation described the talks as fruitful. But the USA special envoy to Afghanistan , Zalmay Khalilzad, who led the U.S. side at the talks in Doha, Qatar, has repeatedly stressed that "nothing is agreed until everything is agreed". [Full Article...]

Thailand blames Australia for arrest of refugee Bahraini footballer

Thailand blames Australia for arrest of refugee Bahraini footballer A recognised refugee and permanent resident in Australia, Al-Araibi has been wrongly imprisoned in Bangkok for more than two months , waiting for Bahrain to submit a formal extradition request to the Thai courts. He was arrested by Thai authorities on November 27 at Bahrain's request. The sight of a chained al-Araibi inspired Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to second a second letter ... [Full Article...]

Vets thaw out frozen cat named fluffy

Vets thaw out frozen cat named fluffy Fluffy's owners weren't home when she got stuck in the snow, so they still aren't sure exactly how it happened. Animal rescue workers used warm water and blankets to try to warm the cat up, but her temperature was still too low so she was taken to an emergency room, according to ABC News . [Full Article...]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left off Pelosi's climate change panel

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left off Pelosi's climate change panel Recently sworn-in Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez finally lifted the curtain on her " Green New Deal " Thursday; calling for sweeping environmental and energy changes as House Speaker Pelosi dismissed the policy as a "Green Dream". Pelosi told reporters Thursday "there's lots of excitement" over the select committee but noted that any legislative effort "would be a Congress-wide initiative"... [Full Article...]

US Senate rebukes Trump over Syria, Afghanistan pullouts

US Senate rebukes Trump over Syria, Afghanistan pullouts That decision prompted the resignations of Secretary of Defense James Mattis and the Special Presidential Envoy to the Counter-ISIS campaign Brett McGurk. In the February 5 speech , Trump made passing reference to his decision to withdraw all USA troops from Afghanistan and Syria - a decision that has anxious US allies. [Full Article...]

Swedish party tones down talk of leaving the EU

Swedish party tones down talk of leaving the EU May, during a speech on Tuesday in Belfast, restated her "unshakeable" commitment to avoiding a hard border and said she didn't plan to remove the "insurance policy" entirely. Mrs May agreed to seek further concessions after MPs voted through an amendment in Parliament that demanded "alternative arrangements" to the measure. [Full Article...]

Second Trump-Kim summit propels Vietnam to geopolitical center stage

Second Trump-Kim summit propels Vietnam to geopolitical center stage U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington , U.S., February 5, 2019. In 1975, after two decades of war, including a devastating 10-year-long war with the US, Vietnam was perceived as a communist pariah by Western countries. [Full Article...]

Australia PM tours flood-hit city where two men reported missing

Australia PM tours flood-hit city where two men reported missing The vigorous weather system has delivered disaster to Townsville and generated floods out west, with farmers around Cloncurry, McKinlay and Flinders shire reporting livestock losses. The dam was holding 224% of its capacity Monday afternoon, according to CNN affiliate 9 News , after peaking Sunday night at 247%. Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill had described the rainfall as a "one-in-100-year event"... [Full Article...]

Led Coalition Denies Confrontation with Iran-Backed Militia in Iraq

Led Coalition Denies Confrontation with Iran-Backed Militia in Iraq Iraqi Deputy Speaker of Parliament Hassan Karim al-Kaabi, also close to Sadr, said they were a "new provocation", weeks after Trump sparked outrage in Iraq by visiting United States troops at Ain al-Asad without meeting a single Iraqi official. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation reveals plans for FEARSOME new missiles ‘before 2021’

Russian Federation reveals plans for FEARSOME new missiles ‘before 2021’ Lavrov on Saturday repeated accusations that Washington itself has been in violation of the deal for many years, while Russian Federation "tried everything to save the treaty " in several rounds of diplomatic talks. For its part, the U.S. of Donald Trump has stoked Russian anxieties over American intentions by withdrawing from a number of multilateral accords - including the Iran nuclear deal -... [Full Article...]

Freezing rain expected for Windsor-Essex on Wednesday morning

Freezing rain expected for Windsor-Essex on Wednesday morning Kansas City said it will have crews working split shifts Tuesday and Wednesday in anticipation of the freezing rain. Localized power outages and tree damage is possible from the ice. From a wake-up temperature of -10 C, Monday's forecast high is 1 C rising to 6 C overnight. Accumulations of snow should be below 2 inches, but strong winds from the north and very low wind chills will make th... [Full Article...]


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