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Paul Ryan Brags About Giving Public School Employee $1.50

Paul Ryan Brags About Giving Public School Employee $1.50 While Ryan deleted the post quickly, the notion that he was bragging about giving a secretary an extra $78 a year - while the richest 1 percent of Americans benefit from 82 percent of the GOP tax benefits long-term - didn't sit well with most people. [Full Article...]

China slams United States nuke review

China slams United States nuke review The Pentagon called for the United States to develop two new types of weapons in an update of its nuclear policy Friday. Daryl Kimball, the head of the Arms Control Association advocacy group in Washington , said that the development of new weapons in the USA nuclear arsenal was "dangerous, Cold War thinking". [Full Article...]

United States accuses Syria of chemical attacks to justify its 'criminal acts'

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the USA has no evidence that the Syrian government has used the deadly chemical sarin on its citizens despite reports from aid groups and others in the country. shores". They emphasized that the United States was seeking a new way to hold chemical weapons-users accountable and wanted cooperation from Russia, Assad's patron, in pressuring him to end the attacks. [Full Article...]

Lifting of court doping ban 'exonerates' Russian Federation

Lifting of court doping ban 'exonerates' Russian Federation The IOC Executive Board is only allowing "clean" athletes to participate in the forthcoming Winter Games under a neutral flag after it had suspended the Russian Olympic Committee over a doping scandal and withdrew the medals won by athletes found guilty of doping usage at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. [Full Article...]

Senate Democrats warn Trump against firing special investigator

Senate Democrats warn Trump against firing special investigator Rosenstein oversees the probe, and critics fear firing him would clear the path for President Trump to target Mueller next. Recently, Rosenstein defended Mueller when Rosenstein was questioned by the House Judiciary Committee about whether bias might have tainted the special counsel's investigation. [Full Article...]

Maldives police disperse crowds celebrating court's freeing of opposition leaders

Maldives police disperse crowds celebrating court's freeing of opposition leaders President Yameen must abide by this ruling and resign. India along with the UN, the US, Australia, Britain and Canada had welcomed the court's decision as "a move towards restoring democracy in the politically troubled Indian Ocean nation". [Full Article...]

Migrants hurt in Italy drive-by shootings

Migrants hurt in Italy drive-by shootings Local media are reporting that the suspect wrapped himself in an Italian flag and gave a "fascist" salute before surrendering to authorities. Italian media reported that Traini ran as a candidate in local elections in Corridonia a year ago with the far-right Lega party. [Full Article...]

Russian pilot 'killed in fighting' after plane downed in Syria

Russian pilot 'killed in fighting' after plane downed in Syria A Russian plane has been downed and the pilot shot dead after ejecting with a parachute in a rebel-held area near Idlib, northern Syria. Syrian rebels shot down a Russian warplane and killed its pilot on the ground after he ejected from the plane, Russia's defence ministry and Syrian rebels say. [Full Article...]

Iran: 29 women arrested after protests against hijab rule intensify

Iran: 29 women arrested after protests against hijab rule intensify Since late January, photos and videos have been posted on social media, showing women in the heart of the capital taking their scarves off and holding them on sticks. In the recent wave of protests, several videos of women standing on raised platforms waving their " hijabs " (headscarf) on the end of a stick have appeared on social media. [Full Article...]

Nuclear Posture Evaluation: US needs smaller nukes to counter Russian Federation

Nuclear Posture Evaluation: US needs smaller nukes to counter Russian Federation The strategy would challenge the view that USA nuclear weapons are too big to be used and therefore no longer an effective deterrent. "It's not an arms race in terms of numbers like during the Cold War, but is an arms race that involves more than just the United States and Russian Federation and it involves upgrading and improving the capability of existing nuclear forces", Mr Reif said. [Full Article...]

Korea Olympic skaters begin training in South; 1 injured

Korea Olympic skaters begin training in South; 1 injured A 32-member North Korean delegation including the 10 athletes, their coaches and Vice Sports Minister Won Kil U arrived in South Korea by air. "The world requires courage to confront people who do not respect human rights", Bush said. Lee added that "escaping North Korea is not like leaving another country, it's more like leaving another universe". It also said the United States should not thi... [Full Article...]

Turkey 'neutralises' 900 terrorists in Syria's Afrin

Turkey 'neutralises' 900 terrorists in Syria's Afrin A correspondent from Turkey's Anadolu news agency Sarp Ozer, who was covering his country's military operation in the northern Syrian district of Afrin, was injured on Friday, the agency reported. The Turkish ambassador to Washington said that since Syrian Kurds, members of the PYD/PKK have taken control of northwestern Syria, they have launched numerous attacks (some of them deadly) against Turke... [Full Article...]

Nassar hearing halted as victims' father lunges at disgraced doctor

Nassar hearing halted as victims' father lunges at disgraced doctor After his daughters spoke Friday , Margraves asked the judge if he could say something to Nassar . She says he reacted "like most fathers would have done, and probably wanted to do, in a situation like this". "No one is making any excuses for what the defendant did in this case". The judge replied: "You know that I can't do that; that's not how our legal system works". [Full Article...]

Korean athletes arrive for Olympics

Korean athletes arrive for Olympics In any case, Valentine's Day is happening during the games, so we're sure at least some of those 110,000 will be put to use. Since narrowly missing out on qualification for the Sochi Winter Olympics as a precocious 16-year-old - a temporary setback she admits "wasn't the worst thing in the world" - her career has been on a near-relentless, upward curve over the past four years. [Full Article...]

Africa miners stuck underground due to power cut

Africa miners stuck underground due to power cut He says the first mine workers was rescued and brought to surface just after 04:00. The Beatrix mine , where the miners are trapped, is 290 km southwest of Johannesburg . "We are busy working on that issue at the moment". Spokesperson for the firm Sibanye-Stillwater, James Wellsted , confirmed "Everybody's out". In 2016 three workers stationed on the surface of a coal mine were ... [Full Article...]

BU celebrating Black History Month with celebrity speaker, multiple events

BU celebrating Black History Month with celebrity speaker, multiple events Originally billed as "Negro History Week", Black History Month began in the USA in 1926, created by the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History along with historian Carter G. Woodson was a highly accomplished scholar, who published over a dozen books and works chronicling black history, including The Journal of Negro History . [Full Article...]

Groundhog Day: How Accurate is Punxsutawney Phil for Columbia?

Groundhog Day: How Accurate is Punxsutawney Phil for Columbia? Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog foresees no early end to winter. Each year, Aaron DeNu brings Potomac Phil to what's been dubbed the Dupont Circle Groundhog Day in Northwest Washington. Legend says that Punxsutawney Phil was actually named after King Phillip. Meteorologists in Pennsylvania have so far agreed with Punxsutawney Phil's prediction . [Full Article...]

Polish Senate backs controversial Holocaust law

Polish Senate backs controversial Holocaust law What will be the impact of the law? Violators could face three years in prison for a mention of "Polish death camps" . Israeli Knesset members across the political spectrum, blasted a bill passed by the Polish Senate that calls to outlaw talk of Poland's complicity in Nazi crimes, calling the move an attempt to deny the Holocaust . [Full Article...]

KY congressmen on train involved in crash in Virginia

KY congressmen on train involved in crash in Virginia The Senator said no one on the train was seriously injured, but there were several people who were standing at the time that fell down on impact who suffered minor injuries. 31, 2018. "Today's incident was a bad tragedy", Ryan tweeted. "My thoughts are with the family of the individual who passed away", Lewis said in a tweeted statement. [Full Article...]

USA missile defense test failed in Hawaii

USA missile defense test failed in Hawaii It is unclear why the test failed and an analysis is under way, the official said. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-12-C-0004). US Department of Defense officials are trying to determine what went wrong, but so far all the Pentagon will officially say is that a test took place. [Full Article...]


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