North Korea: Diplomatic delegation ‘mugged’ at JFK Airport

June 19, 2017

… Mission to the UN and had no entitlement to diplomatic immunity. The package in question had no diplomatic protection from inspection,” a Homeland Security statement said. “DHS seized multiple media items and packages from the individuals, at which time the North Koreans attempted to physically retrieve the items but were prevented from doing so by DHS officers. The reported aggression was initiated by the North Koreans,” the statement continued. According the 1961 Vienna …

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Hospital designs that are changing the way you’re cared for

June 19, 2017

… timber building hovers over a landscaped garden, offering serene views of the horizon and the nearby Pennines mountain range. Architecture as an oasis One of dRMM’s co-founders, Alex de Rijke, calls it an “oasis” and a “manifesto for healthy architecture.” “We tried to make a building that offered a three-dimensional statement about what healthcare architecture could be,” he says. “That’s important to me, as is the idea that we’re …

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Bodies Of Missing USS Fitzgerald Sailors Found In Flooded Compartments

June 19, 2017

The Navy said in a statement thatthe bodies were recoveredand were being transported to the U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, where they would be identified. Officials have not yet confirmed if the bodies of all seven missing sailors were recovered. The missing crew members were feared lost after the 8,300-tondestroyer collided with a 29,000-ton merchant vesselabout 55 miles southwest of Yokosuka, where the U.S. 7th Fleet is headquartered. Most of the sailors would likely have been asleep at …

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

June 19, 2017

… terse statement that day. An attempt to change the boundaries ignores the review process of cultural and historical characteristics and the public input. Reversing Obamas Bears Ears designation would be an unprecedented assault on a presidential prerogative created in the 1906 Antiquities Act. Nearly every president has wielded the act to preserve tribal lands and natural wonders. Only Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush declined to use the law, according to . But no White House …

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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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Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

… Humanitarian action is not the cause of this crisis but is a response to it, MSF told HuffPost in a statement. Frontex spokeswoman Izabella Cooper stressed in an email that the agency had never accused aid organizations of colluding with people smugglers. Frontex-deployed vessels have helped save tens of thousands of lives, she added. The agency said that its analyses had shown that In the past two years, the smugglers in Libya have changed their and have become more ruthless, Cooper told …

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Four women face charges in Arkansas hot car death

June 17, 2017

… policies and procedures. Had they followed protocol “this tragedy would not have occurred,” he said in a statement. Taylor checked the boy off a list used to account for all the children traveling on the van without ever seeing him, police said. She was covering for someone else who wasn’t there that day, Baker said. Phillips’ responsibilities as the driver also included unloading the children and Robinson’s job was to assist her. Washington, called a …

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Pentagon Reportedly To Send Nearly 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

June 16, 2017

The news comes a day after President Donald Trump reportedly gave Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in the country in an effort to combat the spread of insurgent groups like the Islamic State and the Taliban. There are currently about 8,400 U.S. troops officially stationed in Afghanistan and an additional 2,000 not included in official tallies. The Pentagon refuted the AP report in a statement to Reuters late Thursday, saying no decisions have been made regarding …

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Death sentence for Facebook post amid Pakistan crackdown online

June 15, 2017

(CNN)A Pakistan government crackdown on freedom of speech online has reached worrying new levels, activists say, after a young man was sentenced to death over a series of Facebook posts. Amnesty International’s Pakistan campaigner, Nadia Rahman, said in a statement the conviction set a “dangerous precedent.” …

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Pakistan says slain Chinese misused business visas, were missionaries

June 13, 2017

(CNN)Two slain Chinese nationals who were kidnapped in Pakistan in May and whose deaths ISIS has claimed responsibility for had been missionaries and the “misuse” of their business visas contributed to their abductions and deaths, Pakistan’s interior minister said. The man, 24, and woman, 26, killed were among a group of Chinese citizens who obtained a business visa from the Pakistani Embassy in Beijing, the ministry statement said. …

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Gulf crisis threatens to separate Qatari mom from her children

June 12, 2017

Doha, Qatar (CNN)In a large villa on the outskirts of Qatar’s capital Doha, one family gathers to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, handing out candy and singing songs. Dr Wafaa al-Yazeedi, a mother of three, is a Qatari single mother. Bahrain has asked her children, all Bahraini citizens, to leave Qatar. Food, fuel and flights: How Qatar may suffer …

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Bill Maher Is A Dangerous White Man

June 12, 2017

… gotta get to Nebraska more. Sasse: Youre welcome. Wed love to have you work in the fields with us. Maher: Work in the fields? Senator, Im a house nigger. Maher released an apology the following day amid growing public outcry, with his employer HBO later releasing a statement of their own calling the comedians actions inexcusable. The network, however, levied no substantive punishment against Maher, who returned to his show on Friday to raucous cheers. The whole matter, from last Fridays …

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Lincoln Memorial Pool To Be Drained After 80 Ducklings Die

June 12, 2017

The first batch of the dead ducklings was discovered May 20 and the rest were found over a two-day period. Necropsies by the U.S. Geological Surveys National Wildlife Health Center determined they had died of high levels of microscopic parasites that develop in snails living in the pool, according to a statement from the park service. The parasites are ingested by the ducks when they eat the snails. The deaths followed a heat wave in D.C. There have been snails in there for as long as anyone …

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Gulf rift: Qatar ‘not ready to surrender’

June 9, 2017

Doha, Qatar (CNN)Qatar has said “it’s not ready to surrender” as the diplomatic stranglehold placed on the tiny oil-rich country by its neighbors intensifies. “The State of Qatar has never seen such hostility, not even from a hostile state,“ a Foreign Ministry statement said Thursday. Unraveling the Qatar crisis Social sympathizers could face jail US suspects Russian hackers World cup a bargaining chip Qatar keeps gas flowing Philippines stops …

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

June 8, 2017

Pence and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdueunveiled the new hive home to a growing population of some 20,000 bees at an event Tuesday and urged Americans to do their own part to help reverse an ongoing worldwide decline in the bee population, according to a White House release. Friends of the Earth, called the White House request extremely hypocritical in light of the administrations proposed cuts to funding for environmental protection. In a statement accompanying the White House …

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Five things to watch: The Comey hearing

June 8, 2017

… loyalty and that Comey drop his Flynn investigation ultimately led to Comey’s firing. RELATED: Do Comey’s new revelations show obstruction of justice? “Congress must now determine whether the Director’s refusal to do either — or any other motivation to interfere with or obstruct any part of the Russia investigation — led ultimately to Comey’s firing,” Schiff said in a statement. Senate intelligence committee Chairman Richad Burr, who has taken a …

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

June 4, 2017

… halted the implementation of the presidents second attempt at the travel ban. The DOJsaid in a statement that Trump is not required to admit into the U.S.people from countries that sponsor or shelter terrorism until they are properly vetted by his standards. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsInkThemes FULL Membership Bundle (Unlimited License OTO2) Get 100% complete access to our entire collection of 51 WordPress Theme, …

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Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A ‘Liberal’ Agenda

June 3, 2017

… the table as the rest of the world addresses these issues. Withdrawing from the Paris Agreement is misguided, and harms the ongoing effort to fight climate change while also isolating us from our allies. Murkowski addressed Trumps decision on Thursday, KTOO reported: Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) According to the Times Free Press, Alexander said in a statement Friday that while he doesnt think withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is catastrophic for climate progress, he believes the most …

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9 Times Donald Trump Twisted Facts In His Speech Quitting Paris Accord

June 2, 2017

President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw from the Paris climate accord on Thursday with a White House speech that made the historic agreement sound like a trade deal, which it isnt. But that was just one of the thorns in his Rose Garden statement. The nonbinding pact to reduce planet-warming emissions, approved by every country but Syria and Nicaragua, commits its signatories to slashing greenhouse gas outputs and coming back to the negotiating table every five years to seek more …

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The Portland Heroes Who Stood Up To Hate

May 29, 2017

… Ashland, Oregon. If he knew he was going to die, he still would have done what he did, Landt said. Namkai-Meche graduated in 2016 from Portlands Reed College, where he studied economics and made a lasting impression on students and teachers. Namaki-Meches mother, Asha Deliverance, memorialized her son in a statement on Facebook. He was a hero and will remain a hero on the other side of the veil. Shining bright star I love you forever, she wrote. He was resolute in his conduct and respect …

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Ben Stiller And Christine Taylor Split After 17 Years Of Marriage

With tremendous love and respect for each other, and the 18 years we spent together as a couple, we have made the decision to separate, the couple said in a joint statement to Entertainment Tonight. Our priority will continue to be raising our children as devoted parents and the closest of friends. We kindly ask that the media respect our privacy at this time. In 2013, Stiller opened up about his relationship with Taylor to Parade magazine. [Our] relationship was a gradual thing that happened …

May 28, 2017
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Manchester Attack: Family’s tribute to ‘just lovely’ Nell – BBC News

Fourteen searches are being carried out and 11 men remain in custody on suspicion of terror offences. The UK’s threat level has been reduced from critical to severe and police are guarding events across the country throughout the bank holiday weekend. ‘Loved life’ In the statement, the Jones family said: “Our Nell was just lovely. She was top class, she was clever and she was fun. She would have a go at anything and just loved life. “She had her dad and her …

May 28, 2017
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Ben & Jerry’s Bans Same-Flavored Scoops Until Australia Passes Marriage Equality

Ben & Jerrys currently operates 26 stores across the nation, and is placing the ban on same-flavored scoops as a statement of opposition to the countrys stance on same-sex marriage, where it is currently illegal for two men or two women to wed. The ban is part of the companys push for global LGBTQ rights. We are proud to be standing alongside The Equality Campaign to continue the fight for marriage equality in Australia, Imogen Rugg, Ben & Jerrys Australia spokesperson, said in a …

May 27, 2017
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Greenpeace Shines Message For Trump On Vatican Before His Visit With The Pope

… Exxon Mobil, has advised the president to remain in the deal, according to reports from The New York Times. If Trump decides to abandon the Paris deal, he will not only harm the planet but also his own country, Andree Boehling, an energy expert at Greenpeace Germany, said in a statement. It would be ecologically and economically foolish to try and slow down the clean energy transition. People across the world are demanding action and its time to deliver. …

May 25, 2017
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