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Judge Rules Transgender Recruits Must Be Allowed To Join US Military

Judge Rules Transgender Recruits Must Be Allowed To Join US Military In her ruling , Kollar-Kotelly wrote that the military must continue to follow policies established by former President Barack Obama's "June 30, 2016 Directive-type Memorandum", which allowed transgender individuals to enlist beginning on January 1, 2018, and allowed them to serve openly and receive the required medical care for their gender transition through the military. [Full Article...]

Trump makes 'Pocahontas' slur at Native American ceremony

Trump makes 'Pocahontas' slur at Native American ceremony When asked whether it was a racial slur , Sanders said that was "ridiculous". Senator Warren has maintained that she is of Native American heritage, but critics are divided as whether or not that claim has actually advanced her career. [Full Article...]

Susan Sarandon: Hillary Clinton Trolls 'Hope I Get Raped'

Susan Sarandon: Hillary Clinton Trolls 'Hope I Get Raped' Susan Sarandon , infamously, wasn't with her. Confirming a quote she had given during the presidential race when she had said Hillary would have been more unsafe than Trump, Susan explained: "Not exactly, but I don't mind that quote". Head to The Guardian to read Sarandon's full interview, where she talks more about politics and her thoughts on Hollywood's sexual harassment scandal. [Full Article...]

Background Checks For Black Friday Gun Purchases Reached All Time High

Background Checks For Black Friday Gun Purchases Reached All Time High The tragedy recently prompted Attorney General Jeff Sessions to order an extensive review of the bureau's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which allowed Air Force veteran Devin Kelley to purchase the firearms used in the massacre. [Full Article...]

SC to hear Kerala Love Jihad case today

SC to hear Kerala Love Jihad case today Contrary to her parents' take, Hadiya, on Saturday, told reporters that her conversion was not by force. "I just met Hadiya as the NCW was concerned about her well-being". On October 30, the Supreme Court directed her father to produce her on the next date of hearing. The court is expected to ask Hadiya searching questions to determine her state of mind and plans for the future. [Full Article...]

Martin Schulz's social democrats offer Merkel a coalition lifeline

Martin Schulz's social democrats offer Merkel a coalition lifeline Several European leaders have emphasised the importance of getting a stable German government in place quickly so the bloc can discuss its future, including Brexit and proposals by French President Emmanuel Macron on euro zone reforms. Germany or allow a minority government, or will arrange new elections. Even before any talks get under way, the two blocs have started to outline their policy p... [Full Article...]

Nancy Pelosi: John Conyers deserves 'due process'

Nancy Pelosi: John Conyers deserves 'due process' But he says he "cannot in good conscience" allow the charges to be an undue distraction to his House colleagues while the investigation is continuing. "Zero tolerance means consequences", Pelosi said. "Any credible accusation must be reviewed by the Ethics Committee expeditiously", Ms Pelosi said. [Full Article...]

Republican senator Tim Scott says Roy Moore should 'move on'

Republican senator Tim Scott says Roy Moore should 'move on' Thune said, however, if Moore wins his race "there's going to immediately be an ethics investigation which is going to be a cloud that he'll be operating in". Trump also apparently "vented" his annoyance at Ivanka to several advisers. Her words quickly became part of Jones' campaign ads in Alabama. The "moral of the story", Graham said, "is: Don't nominate somebody like Roy Moore , who could ... [Full Article...]

Indian Railways: Four accidents in 12 hours kill at least seven

Indian Railways: Four accidents in 12 hours kill at least seven At least three people were killed and nine injured after 13 coaches of the express train jumped the rails near Manikpur railway station in in the early hours today. "Seven with minor injuries are being treated at Manikpur", Singh said over phone. "Relief operations are underway", Malviya said. The Commissioner Railway Safety (North East Circle), Satish Pandey, is probing the accident, said the p... [Full Article...]

Army jawan found dead in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian

Army jawan found dead in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian The body of the official was recovered from an orchard area in Watmullah Keegam area of Shopian, a police official said. He was on vacation and had gone missing since yesterday. CM Mehbooba Mufti condemned the killing of the soldier and tweeted: "Strongly condemn the brutal killing of Irfan Ahmed, a fearless Territorial Army soldier at Shopian". [Full Article...]

Teen wanted for auto theft is person of interest in grandmother's death

Teen wanted for auto theft is person of interest in grandmother's death Jacksonville authorities said on Friday that French's body had been found in a shallow grave . Eric French is a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office corrections officer. A missing child alert was issued by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The Logan's mother, Carrie Campbell-Mott, gave CBS this statement after learning the news that her son was in custody . [Full Article...]

Parliament winter session to commence on 15 December

Parliament winter session to commence on 15 December With a few days of Christmas break, the Winter Session is likely to be further truncated. "We expect that we will have attendance on all 14 days, including the New Year's day". It had been resorted to during the regimes of Indira Gandhi , P V Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh , he said. The upcoming session of Parliament is expected to witness heavy fireworks as the Congress would look to corne... [Full Article...]

Man accused of gunning down Texas State Trooper is arrested

Man accused of gunning down Texas State Trooper is arrested He then returned to the patrol unit after which the suspect fired multiple shots with a rifle at him, killing him on the scene. A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper was shot and killed during a traffic stop Thursday afternoon on I-45 in Freestone County near Fairfield. [Full Article...]

Increasing clouds tonight and Saturday, cooler weather Sunday

Increasing clouds tonight and Saturday, cooler weather Sunday Record setting temperatures are likely this afternoon as highs reach the upper 70s. Mostly sunny, not as chilly this afternoon. Tomorrow we will start off with lows in the 40s with a clear sky. No rainfall expected, but a mostly cloudy sky is expected for much of Saturday . It's a breezy weekend, with a few showers on Saturday . While Sunday will be another partly sunny and good looking ... [Full Article...]

Hafiz Saeed Issues A Video Threatening India Immediately After His Release

Hafiz Saeed Issues A Video Threatening India Immediately After His Release Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed , accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai massacre, is all set to walk free after about 10 months of house arrest. Mr Saeed maintains JuD is a Islamic welfare organisation, but the United States says it is a front for LeT. The Pakistani government later acknowledged that "part" of the conspiracy to attack Mumbai did take place on its soil, and that LeT... [Full Article...]

Milton Keynes dealt massive blow in European Capital of Culture bid

Milton Keynes dealt massive blow in European Capital of Culture bid Brussels sent a letter to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) which stated "on grounds of sound and responsible management of human and financial resources, the Commission considers that the selection process should immediately be discontinued". [Full Article...]

Air China suspends flights to North Korea

Air China suspends flights to North Korea The announcement of the new sanctions came one day after the USA government relisted North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism , with President Donald Trump calling it a "murderous regime". The designation came a week after Trump returned from a 12-day, five-nation trip to Asia in which he made containing North Korea's nuclear ambitions a centerpiece of his discussions. [Full Article...]

Over 2000 meals served through the Rescue Mission this Thanksgiving

Over 2000 meals served through the Rescue Mission this Thanksgiving We work with Meals on Wheels. A year ago they served more than 600 plates. "What's amusing about this situation is they didn't know I was coming this morning, yet, they already had a thank you card for me just from other things that I've done for them, and um this right here means the world, it means I'm making a difference and that's all I want to do", said Watson. [Full Article...]

Facebook will soon let you know if you're following propaganda pages

Facebook will soon let you know if you're following propaganda pages Facebook is among the tech giants that have recently come under fire for their lack of attention on Russian activity on their platform that may have tried to divide the nation and create mistrust during the election of 2016. Together almost 150 million Facebook and Instagram users may have had pieces of Russian disinformation content - both paid ads and free posts - reach their accounts, the compa... [Full Article...]

National Parks Fee Input

National Parks Fee Input On October 24, the National Park Service announced a proposal to almost triple the entrance fees beginning in 2018 for 17 of its most popular parks during their five-month-long peak seasons. The cost of the annual America the Beautiful- The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, which provides entrance to all federal lands, including all national parks for a one-year peri... [Full Article...]


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