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HHS launches office to enforce religious-freedom laws

HHS launches office to enforce religious-freedom laws As the Harper Jean Tobin of the National Center for Transgender Equality told Politico , "Any rule that grants a license to discriminate would be a disgrace and a mockery of the principal of religious freedom we all cherish". Advocates for LGBTQ individuals say the rules could increase discrimination against a population that already faces difficulties in getting care. "Trump, Pence, and Trum... [Full Article...]

Bob Dole to receive Congressional Gold Medal

Bob Dole to receive Congressional Gold Medal President Donald Trump highlighted Dole's lasting physical legacy, the national World War II Memorial, which is visible from the Capitol balcony bearing Dole's name. The President and Vice President are scheduled to attend Wednesday's ceremony. Current Senator Jerry Moran said he has Dole's desk in that particular chamber. [Full Article...]

Officer Fatally Shoots Teen During Altercation Inside Courthouse

Officer Fatally Shoots Teen During Altercation Inside Courthouse The teen was also a part of the incident and was hit in the abdomen by the one shot fired from the deputy's gun, he said. The deputy was not identified but the investigation is continuing. "I think whatever that deputy did to my nephew, he is in the wrong", Dotson says. He says the deputy was likely attacked by several people and drew his weapon in fear for his life. [Full Article...]

America goes to pot, discovers states' rights

America goes to pot, discovers states' rights Following Attorney General Jeff Sessions' revocation of memorandums issued by Justice Department officials in the Obama administration discouraging some federal prosecutions of marijuana operations permitted by state laws, Connecticut's top federal prosecutor is offering no assurances to medical marijuana businesses that are operating in compliance with CT law. [Full Article...]

Pentagon mulls nuclear response to cyber attacks

Pentagon mulls nuclear response to cyber attacks The Pentagon wrote the draft document, which calls the strategic situation facing the USA bleak due to advances in nuclear technology by Russia, China, North Korea and Iran. "If all you have is high-yield weapons to answer a low-yield attack, it's still a nuclear attack". "This opinion has no empirical basis but is widely shared by civilians appointed to government positions by President Donald ... [Full Article...]

Governor Walker calls special election a 'wake-up call'

Governor Walker calls special election a 'wake-up call' She is far less experienced than Mr Jarchow and had a considerably smaller campaign chest. "I just really wanted to run a campaign that was focused on Wisconsin values and kindness and helping people", Schachtner told KSTP the day after her victory. [Full Article...]

Yes Bank ties up with Amplus Energy Solutions

Yes Bank ties up with Amplus Energy Solutions The best onshore wind and solar PV projects could be delivering electricity for an equivalent of ten fils (three USA cents) per kilowatt hour (kWh), or less within the next two years. Under the partnership, the total projects capacity is likely to be up to 1,000 mw under the partnership, it said adding that these projects would be developed by Amplus by 2023. [Full Article...]

United States withholds $65 million from UN aid for Palestine

United States withholds $65 million from UN aid for Palestine President Abbas noted that Palestine would no longer accept the lead role that the U.S. government played in the mediation of the peace process between them and Israel after the Trump administration announced that they were going to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel formally. [Full Article...]

Iranian Tanker Produces 2 Slicks in East China Sea

Iranian Tanker Produces 2 Slicks in East China Sea The oil leaking from the Iranian tanker has since diffused into four separate slicks. All of the ship's crew - 30 Iranians and 2 Bangladeshis - are presumed dead at this point, although only three bodies have been recovered so far. On Tuesday, China had reported two slicks measuring about 69 square kilometres and an additional 40-square-kilometre area of "scattered" oil. "Most important commerci... [Full Article...]

Winter storm warning extended until 9 pm

Winter storm warning extended until 9 pm With winter weather advisories and warnings in place for tomorrow, the MBTA has said it plans to run a normal schedule Wednesday. Bands of heavier snow bringing up to four inches of accumulation is forecasted to fall over parts of Kanawha, Putnam, Cabell, Wayne and Lincoln counties. [Full Article...]

Gunmen killed 2 policemen, abduct 2 foreigners in Kaduna

Gunmen killed 2 policemen, abduct 2 foreigners in Kaduna Kidnappings for ransom are common in Nigeria. A source who pleaded for anonymity said the Canadians and the two police guards had left Kafanchan heading to Abuja through Kagarko when they were ambushed by the gunmen . DSP confirmed to NAN that the foreign nationals included two Canadians and two Americans. Canada can not release further details on the case due to privacy concerns, Babcock sai... [Full Article...]

Quanta Services, Inc. (PWR) Analysts See $0.39 EPS

Compass Point maintained it with "Sell" rating and $6 target in Friday, February 12 report. Town And Country Bank & Trust And Trust Dba First Bankers Trust reported 17,784 shares stake. Pettyjohn Wood And White has 269 shares. Hall Laurie J Trustee has 0% invested in Tableau Software, Inc. Security Capital Research & Management Inc increased Senior Hsg Pptys Tr (NYSE:SNH) stake by 5.23M shares t... [Full Article...]

Suspect in Northern California deputies' deaths removed from court

Suspect in Northern California deputies' deaths removed from court A suspect in the killing of two North California sheriff's deputies told a court that he wished he had killed more police officers. "There's no need for a f**cking trial". Bracamontes' own attorney admitted that his client did it, telling the jury, " He shot them both ", preferring to focus on mitigating evidence that could help Bracamontes avoid the death penalty, according to the Sacramento B... [Full Article...]

Trump Oversees Biggest Single-Year Increase in Percentage of Uninsured Under Obamacare

Trump Oversees Biggest Single-Year Increase in Percentage of Uninsured Under Obamacare Young, Black, Latinx, and low-income residents saw the largest increases in the uninsured rate; Black and Latinx residents saw the biggest shift, with 2.3 and 2.2 point increases respectively. Margin of error is 1 percentage point. Gallup also asks respondents whether they have secondary health insurance coverage and, if so, what type of coverage it is. [Full Article...]

Rajon Rondo Rips Isaiah Thomas' Celtics Tenure: "What Has He Done?"

Rajon Rondo Rips Isaiah Thomas' Celtics Tenure: And because the game was on the second night of a back-to-back, Thomas was ruled out. Why would they honor [Thomas] on that same day, man? The Celtics , understandably, honored his simple request. "Everybody's getting a tribute video now". Hopefully the Boston Celtics will do that for me. "Danny tried to sell me on it, but I told him, 'He had a shot, Danny, and he punked you on it". [Full Article...]

Campaign group attempts to create new U.S. state called New California

Campaign group attempts to create new U.S. state called New California Such being the case, they declare that they want to secede from the state and form a new one. The campaigners have also created their own website , in which they say they want a low-tax utopia, an education system which prioritises proficiency in English, and return to traditional industries such as timbering. [Full Article...]

WWF response to Sanchi oil tanker collision

WWF response to Sanchi oil tanker collision However, they were not able to get close to the tanker because of the heat. The ship was carrying a type of hydrocarbon liquid known as natural gas condensate and left a 10-square-kilometer (3.8-square-mile) area contaminated with oil, according to Chinese authorities. [Full Article...]

Republicans struggle on spending bill

Republicans struggle on spending bill The bill passed by a vote of 231 to 188 and was later approved by the Senate before a stop-funding bill approved earlier this month was scheduled to expire on Friday. "Hasn't been done in 34 years but actually really hasn't been done because we broke every record". Opposition Democrats had the numbers to block the Republican bill in the Senate, theoretically giving them the ability to leve... [Full Article...]

Marta Kostyuk makes third round of Australian Open at 15 years old

Marta Kostyuk makes third round of Australian Open at 15 years old Their fellow Ukrainian, Kateryna Bondarenko , beat No. 15-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-3 in the day's opening match on Melbourne Park's third show court to reach the third round here for the third time. She believes she's playing better and better with each match. Svitolina has been dealing with what she called "injury issues" and wasn't sure if she'd be fit enough to play in Melbo... [Full Article...]

Did Steve Bannon Just Commit Obstruction of Justice?

Did Steve Bannon Just Commit Obstruction of Justice? According to Axios , Bannon realized immediately after divulging details about his conversations with then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer , then-chief of staff Reince Priebus , and Trump legal team spokesman Mark Corallo that he had made a mistake, because they occurred while Bannon was serving as chief strategist in the White House. [Full Article...]


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