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Published: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:06:44 -0500

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Trump Is On The Verge Of Politicizing The Census, Advocates Say

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:05:43 -0500

(image) President Donald Trump is reportedly leaning toward tapping an academic for the No. 2 position at the U.S. Census Bureau, a decision that has alarmed advocates who say the pick lacks adequate management experience for a massive operational role and has political views that would undermine the credibility of the agency.

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Chef José Andrés Prepares 40,000 Thanksgiving Meals In Puerto Rico

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:37:25 -0500

(image) As Americans give thanks this Thanksgiving, celebrity chef José Andrés is busy giving back, by preparing what he estimated as 40,000 Thanksgiving meals for Puerto Ricans.

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Trump Hotel Owner Pays Trumps to Leave

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:22:16 -0500

(image) Andrea Bernstein talks with Rachel Maddow about the problems the Trump family has had with the Trump SoHo Hotel and today's news that the owner has paid the Trump's to exit the contract early, as the Trump name is seen as damaging to business.

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Police Storm Detention Center As Australia Slammed Over 'Humanitarian Crisis'

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:17:23 -0500

(image) Law enforcement officials in Papua New Guinea moved to evict hundreds of asylum seekers from a former detention center on Manus Island after the Australian government closed it late last month.

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Yemen port, airport to reopen to aid: Saudi-led coalition

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:51:21 -0500

(image) The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said Wednesday it would reopen a key Red Sea port and Sanaa airport to aid, after a more than two-week blockade following a missile attack on Riyadh. The coalition said it would reopen Hodeida port to receive "urgent humanitarian and relief materials" and Sanaa airport to UN aircraft from midday on Thursday (0900 GMT). Hodeida, which is controlled by Huthi rebels backed by Saudi Arabia's arch-rival Iran, is a key conduit for much-needed food and medicine imports to Yemen.

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No verdict yet in San Francisco pier killing as jury breaks

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:40:33 -0500

(image) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The criminal case against a Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a crowded San Francisco pier is coming to a close more than two years after setting off a national firestorm over immigration.

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Elite Royal Navy rescue team sent as possible calls detected from missing Argentine submarine

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:33:01 -0500

The Royal Navy has deployed its elite submarine rescue team to join the search for a missing Argentine submarine, after failed satellite calls thought to be from the vessel raised hopes the crew were still alive. HMS Protector also began scouring the South Atlantic as part of the international hunt for the missing vessel, and HMS Clyde was being diverted from South Georgia. Argentine officials said naval bases had detected seven incomplete satellite calls over the weekend attributed to the sub and were now trying to use them to pinpoint its location. The communication attempts "indicate that the crew is trying to re-establish contact, so we are working to locate the source of the emissions," the Argentine Navy said on its Twitter account, adding that the calls lasted between four and 36 seconds. An international team of ships and aircraft were braving heavy seas and high winds to search for the German-built ARA San Juan which has been lost since last week. Argentine navy loses contact with submarine carrying 44 01:08 The Royal Navy said it was flying the Submarine Parachute Assistance Group (SPAG) to the region to join the hunt. The highly trained team of medics, engineers and escape specialists is continuously on six hours notice to go anywhere in the world. Team members are parachute trained so that they can leap into the water at the scene if needed, but in this case will embark on HMS Protector. They carry inflatable boats and life rafts, medical equipment and communications gear which allows them to talk to trapped crews. Arrived on task in the search area in the early hours of this morning and have commenced sonar and visual search for #ARASanJuan as part of the ongoing multinational operation. Conditions remain challenging given current weather.— HMS_Protector (@protector_hms) November 19, 2017 The San Juan and its 44 crew last made contact on Wednesday when she was 267 miles off the coast in the Gulf of San Jorge. The latest possible calls were a sign for “cautious enthusiasm”, naval experts said, showing the crew may be alive, afloat and at a shallow enough depth to attempt to communicate. HMS Protector has begun sonar scans to hunt for the submarine Credit: MOD Claudio Rodriguez, whose brother Hernan is aboard the submarine, told a local television channel: "They've got to be afloat. Thank God. That gives us hope, because we knew that if they were down below, they would be screwed.” HMS Protector, the Royal Navy’s 5,000 ton ice patrol and survey ship, was diverted to join the search from a routine mission in the area and can bring its high definition sonar to bear on the search. Search and rescue mission for Argentinian submarine The hunt also includes help from Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and the United States. America on Sunday said it was sending a second P-8 Poseidon submarine hunting navy patrol plane to join the search. The US Navy has also dispatched two submarine rescue chambers that can dock onto stricken boats and ferry crew to the surface from hundreds of feet underwater. ARA San Juan submarine Credit: Argentine defence ministry/AFP The San Juan is a TR-1700 class submarine which had been returning from a routine mission to Ushuaia, near the southernmost tip of South America, to its base at Mar del Plata, about 250 miles south of Buenos Aires. Timeline | Submarine accidents Among those on board is Argentina's first female submarine officer, 35-year-old weapons officer Eliana Krawczyk. Rescuers are focusing on an ocean patch about 190 miles in diameter located about 270 miles from the coast of the southern province of Chubut.[...]

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First House Dem Calls On Rep. Conyers To Resign

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:59:49 -0500

(image) Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) became the first Democrat in Congress to call on Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) to resign from Congress in light of recent sexual harassment allegations.

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Ukraine rebel leader says situation in Luhansk is attempted coup

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:42:36 -0500

(image) MOSCOW (Reuters) - The presence of armed men in the streets of the capital of Ukraine's breakaway Luhansk region is an attempted coup by a fired local police chief, Igor Plotnitsky, the head of the self-styled "Luhansk People's Republic" (LNR), said on Wednesday. Plotnitsky sacked Igor Kornet, the local interior minister, on Monday. "How else can you call the situation when the person fired by court from his job is attempting to conduct some operations by force? This an attempt to seize power," Plotnitsky's website quoted him as saying during a meeting with reporters. ...

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US declares 'ethnic cleansing' against Rohingya in Myanmar

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:19:41 -0500

(image) The United States declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be "ethnic cleansing" on Wednesday, threatening penalties for military officials engaged in a brutal crackdown that has sent more than 600,000 refugees flooding over the border to Bangladesh.

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David Cassidy dead at 67

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:08:52 -0500

(image) David Cassidy, whose starring role on “The Partridge Family” made him a teen heartthrob in the 70s, passed away Tuesday night from organ failure.

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Stunning CCTV Footage Shows North Korean Defector Being Shot By Border Guards

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:33:59 -0500

(image) United Nations Command on Tuesday released dramatic footage of a North Korean soldier defecting from his country and fleeing south across the Demilitarized Zone last week only to be fired upon by his fellow border guards.

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Hariri says resignation on hold, pledges to stay in Lebanon

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:02:27 -0500

(image) Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Wednesday he was suspending his surprise resignation, pending talks, providing a potential way out of a political crisis that has rocked the country. Lebanon has been thrown into turmoil by Hariri's shock November 4 announcement from Saudi Arabia that he was stepping down, as well as his prolonged absence afterwards. The resignation was seen as a ratcheting up of tensions in the long-running rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and raised fears that Lebanon would be paralysed by regional tensions.

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Years into journey, transgender teen still finding himself

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:58:40 -0500

(image) HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — It's been six years since Theo Ramos first cut himself in the school bathroom, six years since his parents and friends and teachers found out he wanted to be a boy instead of a girl, six years in transition.

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FCC Faces Scrutiny For Refusing To Turn Over Evidence On Net Neutrality Comments

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:38:40 -0500

(image) The Federal Communications Commission received millions of suspicious comments in support of its plan to repeal net neutrality, and it ignored multiple requests for evidence that would explain their origin.

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Zimbabweans Celebrate In The Streets After Mugabe Resignation

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:30:30 -0500

(image) Zimbabwe’s capital city of Harare erupted in exuberant celebration on Tuesday as Robert Mugabe, the country’s 93-year-old authoritarian president, resigned after nearly four decades in office.

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Woman who stole 'Make America Great Again' cap from fellow student could be jailed for up to a year

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:41:56 -0500

(image) Riverside Country District Attorney's Office has filed a charge of theft against University of California student Edith Macias, after she was allegedly filmed brandishing the red hat and condemning racism. Ms Macias said the message on the hat represented genocide. It was never f****** great, never," she says in the footage captured by fellow student Matthew Vitale.

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Bosnian Serb warlord Ratko Mladić disrupts genocide verdict hearing

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:45:43 -0500

(image) Ratko Mladić, the Serb warlord who terrorised Bosnia in the 1990s, was on Wednesday forcibly removed from court after a shouting outburst delayed the reading of the verdict in his trial for the last genocide committed in Europe. The delay was extended as rumours began to circulate that the former Bosnian Serb commander, who had appeared healthy when sitting in court, had suddenly been taken ill. As he entered the ICTY courtroom, Mladic had infuriated relatives of the victims as gave a broad smile and gave a thumbs up to the cameras.

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Trump Celebrates Thanksgiving With 100th Day At One Of His Properties As President

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:29:07 -0500

(image) President Donald Trump is celebrating his first Thanksgiving as president at his members-only resort in Florida, marking the 100th day he’s spent at a Trump-owned property since his inauguration. Wednesday and Thursday were the president’s 27th and 28th days at his Palm Beach resort, according to a New York Times tracker. He also visited the Trump International Golf Club on Wednesday, where the White House said he handled “a full schedule of meetings and phone calls.” Reporters were not invited to join the president, but they were pretty sure Trump’s schedule also included some golf. The president started off his Thanksgiving like he does many days ― with a tweet.

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Lebanon's premier Hariri suspends resignation after return to Beirut

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:21:28 -0500

(image) Lebanon’s prime minister has announced  he is suspending the resignation he made from Saudi Arabia more than two weeks ago, easing a political crisis that has rocked the country. Saad Hariri landed back in Beirut on Wednesday after 17 days away, in time for Lebanon’s independence day celebrations. President Michel Aoun had said he would not accept his resignation from Riyadh and told Mr Hariri he would have to tender it in person, saying he believed he was coerced from his Saudi backers. After a meeting between the two, Mr Hariri announced he was postponing his decision pending talks. Former Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri visits the grave of former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafik Hariri, who was assassinated, upon his arrival to Beirut  Credit: Anadolu "I presented today my resignation to President Aoun and he urged me to wait before offering it and to hold onto it for more dialogue about its reasons and political background, and I showed responsiveness," Mr Hariri said in surprising conciliatory remarks. Mr Hariri, a dual Saudi citizen who once enjoyed Riyadh’s backing, addressed hundreds of supporters of his Future Movement party outside his residence in Beirut. “I’m staying with you, I will continue with you…  to be a line of defense for Lebanon, Lebanon's stability and Lebanon's Arabism,” he told the crowd. Questions remain over whether the resignation will stand, forcing negotiations on a new government, or if he might withdraw it. A resignation brings down the government and the president then engages in consultations to select a new prime minister to form a cabinet. French President Emmanuel Macron (4R) and his wife Brigitte Macron (R) welcome Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (2R), his wife Lara Bachir El-Alzm (3R) and their son Houssam (L) at the Elysee Presidential Palace on November 18 Credit: AFP The resignation is seen by many as the first step in an unprecedented Saudi intervention in Lebanese politics and the opening up of a new front in its proxy war with foe Iran. In Lebanon, divided for more than a decade between a pro-Saudi camp and a Tehran-backed alliance, that process typically takes months of political wrangling. Mr Hariri announced his resignation in a televised address from Saudi Arabia on November 4, stunning the nation and plunging the country in turmoil. He has been silent since, and Lebanese are hoping his arrival back home will help clear up the mysterious circumstances surrounding his resignation.   Riyadh has warned of its concerns of Iranian-backed Hizbollah’s growing influence in the government. Saudi had hoped its meddling would have seen political parties rally against an emboldened Hizbollah, but instead they rallied they jointly condemned the kingdom’s breach of its sovereignty.

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Venezuela debt defaults pile up with fresh S&P warning

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:11:20 -0500

(image) Venezuela moved closer to a possible all-out default on Wednesday, with ratings agency S&P Global saying the country had failed to make repayments on two more loans. The oil-rich, cash-poor South American country failed to make $237 million in payments on bonds due 2025 and 2026, now past their 30-day grace period, the US ratings firm said in a statement. "Two additional coupon payments are overdue, but within their grace period.

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Mom Allegedly Killed in Front of Family by Her Children's Dad

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:23:32 -0500

(image) “He stood right there and he looked me dead in my face and unloaded the gun again on her,” the victim’s mother, Gloria Blaylock, told the Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Catholic School Statue Covered Up For Being Too Gross And Weird

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:49:24 -0500

(image) A Catholic school in Australia has covered up a statue of a saint giving a loaf of bread to a boy after complaints that it was too suggestive.

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Angola's new leader shakes up old order, visits South Africa

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:24:38 -0500

(image) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Angola's new leader is making surprising moves to shake himself free of the legacy of one of Africa's longest-serving presidents, and is seeking closer relations with South Africa.

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Wes Goodman: Anti-LGBT Republican politician 'caught having sex with man in his office' facing 30 sexual misconduct accusations

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:43:57 -0500

(image) An anti-LGBT Republican politician who was allegedly caught having sex with a man in his office is facing more than 30 accusations of sexual misconduct. Wes Goodman, a state legislator for Ohio, has already been forced to resign after a witness to the reported extramarital affair told the Ohio House Chief of Staff. Mr Goodman, who routinely promotes “family values”, is married to a woman who is an assistant director of an annual abortion rally known as March for Life.

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Thailand arrests woman wanted over deadly 2015 bombing at shrine

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:23:30 -0500

(image) By Patpicha Tanakasempipat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Police in Thailand on Wednesday arrested a woman wanted in connection with a 2015 bombing in Bangkok that killed 20 people, 14 of them foreign tourists. The blast at a central Bangkok shrine popular with visitors from China and elsewhere in Asia raised fears of a spillover of violence from China's western Xinjiang region, where some members of the Uighur Muslim minority oppose Beijing's rule. No group claimed responsibility for the blast that killed five people from mainland China and two from Hong Kong and wounded more than 120 people.

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Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe's 'Crocodile' to snap up the top job

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:26:21 -0500

(image) Nicknamed "the Crocodile" for his ruthlessness, Emmerson Mnangagwa who will take over as Zimbabwe's next president, is a hardliner with ties to the military who could prove as authoritarian as his mentor Robert Mugabe. It was his political ambition to take over which set off a bitter succession battle between him and Grace, the president's 52-year-old wife, triggering the crisis that toppled the autocrat, who resigned on Tuesday. When Mnangagwa was dismissed as vice president by Mugabe on November 6, it initially looked like he'd been outfoxed by the first lady, forcing him to flee the country.

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Woman Gets Prison After Boyfriend Dies From Meth-Laden Kiss

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:20:19 -0500

(image) An Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars Tuesday on a drug conspiracy charge.

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What To Buy On Black Friday On Amazon

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:05:43 -0500

(image) Last week, we shared with you a sneak peek at Amazon’s Black Friday deals that we just couldn’t wait for.

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US Navy plane crashes: Eight rescued after aircraft carrying 11 falls into sea off Japan

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:35:11 -0500

(image) A US Navy aircraft with 11 people on board has crashed into the Philippine Sea off Japan. The military plane fell into the sea south-east of Okinawa on its way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. The government in Tokyo said it had been told that eight people had been plucked to safety and that US authorities had said engine trouble was the suspected cause of the accident. The search is continuing for three others. "Personnel recovery is under way and their condition will be evaluated by USS Ronald Reagan medical staff," a US Navy statement said. The ship was operating in the Philippine Sea when the crash happened at 2.45pm Japan time (5.45am GMT).  The aircraft crashed south-east of the Japanese island of Okinawa The US Navy said in a statement:  "A United States Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the ocean southeast of Okinawa." In August, the US Navy lost 10 personnel when the USS John McCain collided with a tanker off Singapore. Two months earlier, the USS Fitzgerald and a cargo ship crashed into each other off Japan, leaving seven sailors dead.

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Judge's ruling doesn't end legal fight over sanctuary cities

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:44:26 -0500

(image) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities faced a big setback when a federal judge ruled it was unconstitutional.

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Breitbart News editor-in-chief argues rape is now defined as regrettable sex

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:20:00 -0500

(image) The editor-in-chief of far right site Breitbart News has claimed women have co-opted the term rape to refer to sex which they later regret. Alex Marlow argued women have exploited the word in the wake of the me too campaign which has seen a steady stream of high profile individuals come forward to allege and denounce sexual assault. “Now it’s become, really, any sex that the woman ends up regretting that she had,” Marlow said on SiriusXM Patriot's Breitbart News Daily.

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Putin urges 'compromise' ahead of new Syria peace talks

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:40:30 -0500

(image) Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that efforts to end Syria's six-year war were entering "a new stage" ahead of a planned meeting of Syrian government officials and opposition leaders, warning both sides that compromise would be necessary. The new talks should happen soon, Putin said after a summit with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, insisting that they would reinvigorate a hobbled peace process. "It is obvious that the reform process will not be simple, it will require compromise and concessions from all parties, including obviously the Syrian government," Putin said after two hours of talks with Rouhani and Erdogan in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

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Conyers confirms harassment settlement; ethics probe opens

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:27:48 -0500

(image) DETROIT (AP) — John Conyers has dealt with various ethics investigations and a public corruption case that landed his wife in prison during a U.S. House career spanning more than five decades — longer than any other current member.

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Our Favorite Books About Cars and Racing

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:01:20 -0500