House Russia probe digs into voter roll hacks with former DHS secretary

June 21, 2017

(CNN)House investigators will examine on Wednesday Russia’s attempts to hack into state elections systems with former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson before the House intelligence committee. The coordinated hacking effort from Russian-aligned hackers has received minimal attention in the congressional probes into Russia’s interference in the election. President Donald Trump and his supporters have regularly noted that no votes were ever changed by Russian …

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North Korea: Diplomatic delegation ‘mugged’ at JFK Airport

June 19, 2017

(CNN)North Korea says delegates it sent to a United Nations’ conference in New York were “literally mugged” by US authorities as they tried to leave John F. Kennedy International Airport on Friday. KCNA called the incident “an illegal and heinous act of provocation,” adding that US authorities behaved like “gangsters.” “According to the US State Department, the North Korean citizens were not accredited members of North Korea’s …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 19, 2017

… monument designations going back 21 years President Donald Trump speaks at the Interior Department before signing an executive order reviewing previous national monument designations made under the Antiquities Act. Patagonia to sue the Trump administration a day later, vowing to take every step necessary, including legal action, to defend our most treasured public landscapes from coast to coast. A president does not have the authority to rescind a National Monument, Marcario said in a …

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84 Great Danes Rescued In New Hampshire In ‘Worst’ Squalor

June 19, 2017

… in more than 21 years of law enforcement, said Chief Dean Rondeau of the Wolfeboro Police Department said in a statement. Words cannot describe the absolute abhorrent conditions these animals were living in. Concerned citizens alerted investigators to the situation. We applaud them for coming forward, said the police statement. Police said Fay was selling puppies for $2,500 each at De La Sang Monde kennel. Her website featured photos of dogs posed outside what appeared to be an elegant …

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Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade

June 17, 2017

Most recently, leading Asian and European carmakers, most of whom have large U.S. workforces, released a video advertisement touting their contributions to the U.S. economy that makes the case for keeping international trade barriers low. Whats more, it explicitly emulates the famous Morning in America television spot from former Republican President Ronald Reagans 1984 re-election campaign. Employees disassemble a motor in the quality control Department of the Toyota Motor Manufacturing …

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19 Epic, Endangered Places You Should Visit Before It’s Too Late

June 16, 2017

… Danger List, omitting any that come with travel warnings form the U.S. State Department. While such places are no less important, its not recommended that you visit them now, typically because of war, crime, or other dangers. ERIC LAFFORGUE via Getty Images 5 Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery, Georgia These historic buildings are prime examples of medieval architecture, UNESCO says. Keep an eye out for exquisite mosaics and wall paintings in the …

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Parking Cop Reacts To Conscientious Driver’s Plea In Best Possible Way

June 14, 2017

Parking control officer Jim Hellrood discovered a car parked by an expired meter in downtown Wausau on Thursday morning. CBS News reports that Hellrood interpreted the note to mean the person possibly drunk alcoholand thought walking home was the safer option. Wausau Police Department shared a photograph of the note and the warning ticket to Facebook on Monday. The post is now going viral,and earning both Hellrood and the unidentified driver plenty of kudos from people online: Related …

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What would happen if Trump tried to fire special counsel Mueller

June 14, 2017

… intention to do so.” Can the President indeed fire the special counsel? The simple answer is that he most certainly can but only through the Justice Department chain of command — and the political cost would be great. Join us on Twitter and Facebook A true claim of a Comey “conflict of interest” would require proof that Mueller and Comey had a longstanding personal friendship that would clearly impede the impartiality of the special counsel. The public record …

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Second Lady Pence Pushes Bee Conservation, An Effort One Critic Labels ‘Hypocritical’

June 8, 2017

… release, Pence highlighted the importance of pollinators not only bees, but butterflies, birds and bats to Americas food supply. Bees aloneadd at least $15 billionin economic value to the countrys agricultural industry. The number of managed honey bee colonies in the U.S., meanwhile, has plummeted from about 6 million in the 1940s to about 2.5 million today, according to the Agriculture Department. The decline has been attributed to several factors, including habitat loss, disease, the …

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Five things to watch: The Comey hearing

June 8, 2017

… — Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he decided to publicly announce his findings in the Clinton email investigation after watching Bill Clinton board a plane with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch. (However, later reporting revealed that Comey actually acted based on Russian misinformation alleging collusion between the Clinton campaign and the Obama Justice Department.) In short: Comey’s public hearings tend to be explosive news-fests. He already uncorked a few big …

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Question Trump’s FBI nominee — but give him a fair hearing

June 8, 2017

(CNN)There are some legitimate reasons to question the background of Christopher Wray, the former assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department’s criminal division, whom President Trump announced Wednesday as his nominee for FBI director. And remember — the FBI director has a 10-year term. Senators aren’t weighing whether they can stomach a nominee for the duration of the Trump presidency, but whether they can accept an FBI director nominee who would serve …

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5 things to watch: Coats, Rogers, McCabe and Rosenstein testify

June 7, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Senate intelligence committee is back in the national spotlight for two days of blockbuster hearings and following news that relations between President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions had reached a boiling point surrounding his recusal from the Justice Department’s Russia investigation. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsLeadsFlow Pro – Inner Circle Special Edition LeadsFlow Pro is the ULTIMATE lead generation, …

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Donald Trump Renews Call For Courts To Reinstate Travel Ban After London Incident

June 4, 2017

A car plowed into a crowd of at least six peopleon the London Bridge on Saturday.The car was traveling at a high rate of speed, according to BBC reporter Holly Jones, who was on the bridge during the incident. Police declared the incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market acts of terrorism shortly after midnight local time. Lawyers at the Department of Justice on Thursday filed two emergency applications with the nations highest court, requesting to block two lower court rulings that …

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Key Witnesses In A California Jailhouse Snitch Scandal Refuse to Testify

June 4, 2017

… sheriffs Department that it doesnt exist were pretty hard to swallow. This week, Seth Tunstall became the third sheriffs deputy to refuse to answer questions about his work with jail informants. Dekraais attorney, Assistant Public Defender Scott Sanders, was trying to question Tunstall about his involvement in a sheriffs Department unit called Special Handling, which dealt with jail informants. Deputies Ben Garcia and William Grover, who worked in Special Handling with Tunstall, refused to …

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Aircraft crashes in Castlewellan Forest Park – BBC News

May 31, 2017

… caption Local flying club members and others helped remove the wreckage after the crash The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), which manages the forest park, said the aircraft had “made an emergency landing”. Members of a local flying club and others examined the aircraft and organised the removal of the wreckage. It is understood there was low cloud and mist in the area at the time of the crash although it is not yet known what caused the incident. …

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REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

… has gained new urgency since the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to head the investigation, the sources said. A person in regular touch with the White House said it needed a different structure to focus on the new reality that there would be continued leaks to the media from the law enforcement and intelligence communities, leaks that have increased in frequency since Trump fired former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey on May 9. The White House declined to …

May 27, 2017
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Huge Landslide Buries Already Damaged California Highway

A massive landslide covered a section of Californias famous Highway 1 last weekend thats been beset by falling rocks and debris this year. Mother nature hard at work, said a tweet from Caltrans, the states transportation Department. We were fearful that something could happen, Shivers told HuffPost.We didnt think it would be anything like this. The highway hugs the California coast for about 655 miles and normally is a popular scenic route for motorists. The slide went from bad to …

May 24, 2017
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Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

… — a number that rose after Texas defunded Planned Parenthood and poor women found it more challenging to access contraception and legal abortion. This bizarre definition of “pro-life” extends overseas, too. In what is largely seen as a gift to his anti-abortion base, Trump expanded the Gag Rule, and this week his State Department broadened the order, which strips US funds from any organization abroad that so much as mentions abortion as an option for women — even groups …

May 20, 2017
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Driver charged with murder in Times Square crash

New York (CNN)Richard Rojas, the man who allegedly struck a group of pedestrians with his vehicle in Manhattan’s Times Square Thursday, has been arrested and charged with murder, 20 counts of attempted murder and five counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, according to a press release from the New York City Police Department. An 18-year-old woman was killed and at least 22 people were injured, city officials said. Police identified the woman as Alyssa Elsman, a resident of Portage, …

May 19, 2017
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