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Heather Nauert, President Trump's choice for UN ambassador job, withdraws in surprise move

USA Today2019-02-17 01:42:55+00:00

Heather Nauert, President Trump's choice for UN ambassador job, withdraws in surprise move Author:
Heather Nauert, a former Fox News host, cited the strain on her family in announcing her decision. Critics said Nauert did have the foreign policy experience. ...Read full article

Jussie Smollett on alleged attack: I'm pissed off - CNN Video

CNN2019-02-17 01:39:47.6973029

Jussie Smollett on alleged attack: I'm pissed off - CNN Video Author:
Speaking to ABC News, "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett expressed frustration with skeptics of his alleged attack. ...Read full article

Macron slams 'yellow vest' anti-Semitism

BBC News2019-02-17 01:38:06

Macron slams 'yellow vest' anti-Semitism Author: BBC News
A group of protesters in Paris directed insults and anti-Jewish taunts at a prominent philosopher. ...Read full article

State Department: Nauert out as pick for UN ambassador

Associated Press2019-02-17 01:19:43

State Department: Nauert out as pick for UN ambassador Author:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn.Nauert, State Department spokeswoman, said that "the past two month… ...Read full article

Illinois factory gunman obtained firearm permit despite felony conviction

Reuters2019-02-17 01:14:22

Illinois factory gunman obtained firearm permit despite felony conviction Author: Robert Chiarito
The gunman who killed five co-workers and wounded five policemen at an Illinois factory was a violent felon who nevertheless obtained a state permit to buy a firearm despite being legally barred from owning one, authorities said on Saturday. ...Read full article

Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job

The Hill2019-02-17 01:13:47

Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job Author: Aris Folley and John Bowden
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert withdrew her name from consideration for the nomination of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations on Saturday.The State Department made the announcement in a release. ...Read full article

Trump's UN ambassador pick, Heather Nauert, withdraws nomination

The Guardian (UK)2019-02-17 01:10:13

Trump's UN ambassador pick, Heather Nauert, withdraws nomination Author: Guardian staff
Former Fox News host says she is not going ahead with appointment for family reasons ...Read full article

Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration for UN ambassador nomination, State Department says

Fox News2019-02-17 01:09:58.900322

Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration for UN ambassador nomination, State Department says Author: Fox News
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert withdrew her name from consideration for the U.N. ambassador nomination, the department said Saturday. ...Read full article

Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

Associated Press2019-02-17 01:08:09

Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager Author: CARYN ROUSSEAU
CHICAGO (AP) — The victims of a disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to the plant manager. A look at the victims:TREVOR WEHNERThe 21-year-old Northern Illinois University studen… ...Read full article

Acting Pentagon chief not decided yet on funding border wall

Reuters2019-02-17 01:03:13

Acting Pentagon chief not decided yet on funding border wall Author: Idrees Ali
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used. ...Read full article

Former Fox News contributor Patrick Caddell dead at 68

Fox News2019-02-17 01:00:29.5573144

Former Fox News contributor Patrick Caddell dead at 68 Author: Fox News
Caddell is remembered by his daughter, three grandchildren, brother, and sister. ...Read full article

Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resists

Associated Press2019-02-17 00:46:40

Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resists Author: DAVID RISING and GEIR MOULSON
MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel drew lengthy applause Saturday for her spirited defense of a multilateral approach to global affairs and support for Europe's decision to stand by a nuclear deal with Iran.U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was not am… ...Read full article

Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration as UN ambassador

CNN2019-02-17 00:42:39

Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration as UN ambassador Author: Ryan Browne and Michelle Kosinski, CNN
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Saturday she has withdrawn from consideration as UN ambassador. ...Read full article

U.S. President Trump receives update on China trade talks

Reuters2019-02-17 00:36:05

U.S. President Trump receives update on China trade talks Author: Steve Holland
President Donald Trump received an update on trade talks with China on Saturday at his Florida retreat after discussions in Beijing saw progress ahead of a March 1 deadline for reaching a deal. ...Read full article

Miranda Lambert weds mystery man Brendan Mcloughlin

USA Today2019-02-17 00:35:47+00:00

Miranda Lambert weds mystery man Brendan Mcloughlin Author:
Miranda Lambert shared news of her marriage Saturday. ...Read full article

Transgender nurse barred from using men's restroom wins discrimination case against Iowa

USA Today2019-02-17 00:31:07+00:00

Transgender nurse barred from using men's restroom wins discrimination case against Iowa Author:
A jury found that the state engaged in discrimination by forcing Jesse Vroegh, 37, to use the female facilities while a nurse at Iowa Correctional Institution. ...Read full article

'My brother, the Parkland gunman'

BBC News2019-02-17 00:28:45

'My brother, the Parkland gunman' Author: BBC News
"The whole world is going to give him hate - why do I?" says Zachary Cruz of the Parkland shooting gunman. ...Read full article

Police sources: New evidence suggests Jussie Smollett orchestrated attack

CNN2019-02-17 00:26:16

Police sources: New evidence suggests Jussie Smollett orchestrated attack Author: Ryan Young and Brad Parks, CNN
Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault. ...Read full article

Potential privacy lapse found in Americans' 2010 census data

Associated Press2019-02-17 00:08:21

Potential privacy lapse found in Americans' 2010 census data Author: BY SETH BORENSTEIN
WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal team at the Census Bureau found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed from obscured data, but with lots of mistakes, a top agency official… ...Read full article

Dem presidential candidates introducing themselves to voters

Associated Press2019-02-17 00:06:36

Dem presidential candidates introducing themselves to voters Author: ELANA SCHOR
Five Democratic senators vying for their party's nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020 fanned out across the country Saturday to campaign and meet voters.Kamala Harris of California spent her second straight day in the pivotal early-voting st… ...Read full article

Storm-lashed South Carolina reassesses global warming's role

Associated Press2019-02-17 00:02:31

Storm-lashed South Carolina reassesses global warming's role Author: JEFFREY COLLINS
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When he took the job 15 years ago, Horry County Emergency Manager Randy Webster figured his biggest disasters would be wind and surge rolling over his county's beaches, South Carolina's top tourist destination.Instead, his worries have s… ...Read full article

Jackie Kennedy's sister Radziwill dies

BBC News2019-02-17 00:01:23

Jackie Kennedy's sister Radziwill dies Author: BBC News
The former US first lady's younger sister, who married a prince and became a fashion icon, dies at 85. ...Read full article

Winnie Harlow gushes over Sports Illustrated Swimsuit gig: 'We’re redefining the swimsuit body'

Fox News2019-02-16 23:52:45.4816997

Winnie Harlow gushes over Sports Illustrated Swimsuit gig: 'We’re redefining the swimsuit body' Author: Fox News
The Canadian beauty has since described being chosen as a rookie model for the iconic magazine spread as an “absolute dream." ...Read full article

Factory shooting rampage victims include HR manager, college intern and forklift operator

USA Today2019-02-16 23:44:37+00:00

Factory shooting rampage victims include HR manager, college intern and forklift operator Author:
Gary Martin, a 15-year veteran of Henry Pratt, was fired Friday. Three of the victims were killed in the meeting where officials gave him the bad news; two others were killed elsewhere in the warehouse. ...Read full article

Police: Aurora attacker used gun he shouldn't have owned

Associated Press2019-02-16 23:41:55

Police: Aurora attacker used gun he shouldn't have owned Author: DON BABWIN and CARYN ROUSSEAU
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The man who opened fire and killed five co-workers including the plant manager, human resources manager and an intern working his first day at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse, took a gun he wasn't supposed to have to a job he wa… ...Read full article

SE Cupp: Does this sound like a guy with an emergency? - CNN Video

CNN2019-02-16 23:38:15.1207

SE Cupp: Does this sound like a guy with an emergency? - CNN Video Author:
CNN's SE Cupp slams President Trump's declaration of a national emergency over border wall funding. ...Read full article

Police: Gunman in shooting rampage had 6 prior arrests in Aurora, Illinois, including domestic battery charges

USA Today2019-02-16 23:33:45+00:00

Police: Gunman in shooting rampage had 6 prior arrests in Aurora, Illinois, including domestic battery charges Author:
Five male workers of Henry Pratt Co. were found dead and the gunman was killed in a shootout with police after a search of the sprawling warehouse. ...Read full article

How gun control activists learned from the NRA

The Hill2019-02-16 23:12:09

How gun control activists learned from the NRA Author: Reid Wilson
Democrats this week used the one-year anniversary of the deadly Parkland, Fla., high school shooting to advance legislation cracking down on access to firearms in states across the country. ...Read full article

Why Trump wants you to be afraid of high speed trains

CNN2019-02-16 23:07:24

Why Trump wants you to be afraid of high speed trains Author: Analysis by Zachary B. Wolf, CNN
In President Donald Trump's world, Democrats are after your cars and want to force everyone onto trains. ...Read full article

Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probe

Reuters2019-02-16 22:55:19

Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probe Author: Roberta Rampton
President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution. ...Read full article

Oscars reverses plan for ad-break presentations after industry outcry

The Guardian (UK)2019-02-16 22:35:13

Oscars reverses plan for ad-break presentations after industry outcry Author: Associated Press
Decision to relegate four presentations, including best cinematography and best editing overturned following protests by Martin Scorsese, Brad Pitt and others ...Read full article

Tear gas, hate speech marks 14th yellow vest protest

Associated Press2019-02-16 22:24:11

Tear gas, hate speech marks 14th yellow vest protest Author: ELAINE GANLEY
PARIS (AP) — Police fired tear gas and brought in water cannons and a horse brigade to disperse several thousand yellow vest protesters Saturday massed near a Paris landmark at the end of a march through the French capital, the 14th straight weekend of demons… ...Read full article

Mueller seeks tough sentence for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

Reuters2019-02-16 22:22:13

Mueller seeks tough sentence for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort Author: Sarah N. Lynch
Prosecutors for Special Counsel Robert Mueller urged a federal judge in Virginia on Friday to impose a strict prison sentence for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, after a jury last year convicted him on eight counts of bank and … ...Read full article

Ann Coulter after Trump's order: ‘The only national emergency is that our president is an idiot’

USA Today2019-02-16 22:19:10+00:00

Ann Coulter after Trump's order: ‘The only national emergency is that our president is an idiot’ Author:
President Donald Trump's announcement Friday that he was declaring a national emergency wasn't received well by all Republicans, none more vocal than Ann Coulter. ...Read full article

As Trump demands a wall, violence returns to Texas border in Ciudad Juárez

USA Today2019-02-16 22:18:09+00:00

As Trump demands a wall, violence returns to Texas border in Ciudad Juárez Author:
Cuidad Juárez police recorded 1,259 homicides in 2018, including a murderous spasm of 182 deaths in August. Last year, Mexico counted 33,341 murders. ...Read full article

Remainers plan mass march and key vote in last days before Brexit

The Guardian (UK)2019-02-16 22:14:49

Remainers plan mass march and key vote in last days before Brexit Author: Toby Helm
Cross-party alliance aims to build pressure on MPs in the run-up to 29 March ...Read full article

Rep. Ilhan Omar exposes Democratic divide on Israel

Fox News2019-02-16 22:08:12.5383913

Rep. Ilhan Omar exposes Democratic divide on Israel Author: Fox News
Freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was forced to apologize for anti-Semitic tweets; reaction from Fox News contributor Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary. ...Read full article

Will President Trump provide tax relief for New York?

Fox News2019-02-16 22:08:11.1477733

Will President Trump provide tax relief for New York? Author: Fox News
The Tax Foundation's Scott Hodge on New York's high-tax woes. ...Read full article

Kelly Clarkson’s rendition of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s ‘Shallow’ stuns audience in Wisconsin

Fox News2019-02-16 22:08:09.5383999

Kelly Clarkson’s rendition of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s ‘Shallow’ stuns audience in Wisconsin Author: Fox News
Kelly Clarkson’s rendition of the popular and Grammy-award winning song “Shallow” stunned the audience at the singer’s Friday night concert in Green Bay, Wisconsin. ...Read full article

Andrew McCarthy: McCabe, Rosenstein and the real truth about the 25th Amendment coup attempt

Fox News2019-02-16 22:08:07.2884308

Andrew McCarthy: McCabe, Rosenstein and the real truth about the 25th Amendment coup attempt Author: Fox News
Ever wonder why people hate lawyers? Consider Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s non-denial denial of his participation in discussions of an attempted coup against the duly elected president of the United States. ...Read full article

Widow with MS sells home after being denied late husband's pension. It's all because of a missing form

USA Today2019-02-16 21:35:38+00:00

Widow with MS sells home after being denied late husband's pension. It's all because of a missing form Author:
After her husband died suddenly, a New Mexico woman was left unable to claim a pension she needed. ...Read full article

Lee Radziwill, Ex-Princess and Sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Dies at 85

The New York Times2019-02-16 21:27:36.567

Lee Radziwill, Ex-Princess and Sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Dies at 85 Author:
She shared the qualities of wealth, social status and ambition with her older sister, but she struggled to achieve professional recognition. ...Read full article

Opinion: Colin Kaepernick's NFL career is history, in more ways than one

USA Today2019-02-16 21:17:45+00:00

Opinion: Colin Kaepernick's NFL career is history, in more ways than one Author:
After Colin Kaepernick settled his collusion case with the NFL, many are concluding that resolution ensures he won't ever play in the NFL again. ...Read full article

Reports: Lee Radziwill, sister of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, dies at age 85

USA Today2019-02-16 21:17:29+00:00

Reports: Lee Radziwill, sister of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, dies at age 85 Author:
Radziwill was born Caroline Lee Bouvier in 1933 to stockbroker John Vernou Bouvier III and socialite Janet Norton Lee. ...Read full article

Gavin Williamson at centre of row over chancellor’s cancelled China trip

The Guardian (UK)2019-02-16 21:14:42

Gavin Williamson at centre of row over chancellor’s cancelled China trip Author: Toby Helm
Senior Conservatives call for defence minister to be reined in after upset in Beijing over his comments ...Read full article

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick for sex abuse

Associated Press2019-02-16 21:12:22

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick for sex abuse Author: FRANCES D'EMILIO, NICOLE WINFIELD and TRISHA THOMAS
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been found guilty by the Vatican of sex abuse and defrocked, as calls rose Saturday for Pope Francis to reveal what he knew about the once-powerful American prelate's apparently decades-long predatory… ...Read full article

In ‘The Threat,’ Andrew McCabe Issues the Latest Warning Call About Trump’s America

The New York Times2019-02-16 21:05:52.151

In ‘The Threat,’ Andrew McCabe Issues the Latest Warning Call About Trump’s America Author:
This memoir by the former deputy director of the F.B.I. joins a roster of recent and alarming books by high-ranking members of the United States’ justice and intelligence communities. ...Read full article

Catalan separatists stage mass protest

BBC News2019-02-16 21:03:24

Catalan separatists stage mass protest Author: BBC News
After 12 separatist leaders went on trial this week, 200,000 supporters march through Barcelona. ...Read full article

Revealed: how Home Office hires out staff to hunt migrants

The Guardian (UK)2019-02-16 21:00:21

Revealed: how Home Office hires out staff to hunt migrants Author: Michael Savage, Carole Cadwalladr
Department criticised for ‘escalating hostile environment’ by selling officials’ services to firms ...Read full article

Bank Indonesia Mulls Accumulating Global Sukuk as Shariah Buffer

Bloomberg2019-02-16 21:00:00+00:00

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Behind the scenes: How four veteran lawmakers saved the budget deal and avoided a second shutdown

CNN2019-02-16 20:54:14

Behind the scenes: How four veteran lawmakers saved the budget deal and avoided a second shutdown Author: Phil Mattingly, CNN
Richard Shelby needed a drink. As the top Republican negotiator in Congress, the powerful Appropriations Committee chairman had spent the past few days hammering out the contours of a bipartisan spending bill to avert a second government shutdown. ...Read full article

What should the message be for 2020 Democrats?

Fox News2019-02-16 20:53:06.8199824

What should the message be for 2020 Democrats? Author: Fox News
Former Obama for America spokesman Zach Friend and Millennial Politics founder Nathan Rubin weigh in on the upcoming 2020 presidential election cycle. ...Read full article

Sanders expected to announce exploratory committee next week

The Hill2019-02-16 20:47:24

Sanders expected to announce exploratory committee next week Author: Max Greenwood
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is expected to launch a 2020 presidential exploratory committee next week, according to two people familiar with the plans. ...Read full article

GOP senator voices concern about Trump order, hasn't decided whether he'll back it

The Hill2019-02-16 20:32:44

GOP senator voices concern about Trump order, hasn't decided whether he'll back it Author: Rachel Frazin
Sen. ...Read full article

US planes arrive with Venezuelan aid

BBC News2019-02-16 20:28:57

US planes arrive with Venezuelan aid Author: BBC News
The aid is being stockpiled in Colombia at the request of self-declared interim leader Juan Guaidó. ...Read full article

More U.S. aid for Venezuela touches down amid distribution uncertainty

Reuters2019-02-16 20:21:34

More U.S. aid for Venezuela touches down amid distribution uncertainty Author: Steven Grattan
A U.S. military transport plane carrying humanitarian aid meant for Venezuelans landed in the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Saturday, where food and medicine is being stored amidst uncertainty over how and where aid will be distributed. ...Read full article

College intern on first day among Illinois factory shooting victims

Reuters2019-02-16 20:15:49

College intern on first day among Illinois factory shooting victims Author: Karen Pierog
Trevor Wehner was working his first day as a human resources intern at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, when a worker who had just been fired killed him and four of his colleagues. ...Read full article

Gone in a New York minute: How the Amazon deal fell apart

Associated Press2019-02-16 19:58:48

Gone in a New York minute: How the Amazon deal fell apart Author: JOSEPH PISANI
NEW YORK (AP) — In early November, word began to leak that Amazon was serious about choosing New York to build a giant new campus. The city was eager to lure the company and its thousands of high-paying tech jobs, offering billions in tax incentives and light… ...Read full article

Nauert withdraws from consideration to become UN ambassador

Politico2019-02-16 19:55:57

Nauert withdraws from consideration to become UN ambassador Author: QUINT FORGEY
The move comes amid growing questions about the strength of U.S. leadership on the global stage. ...Read full article

How much influence will Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have in setting the agenda for the 2020 election cycle?

Fox News2019-02-16 19:38:06.4746576

How much influence will Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have in setting the agenda for the 2020 election cycle? Author: Fox News
Talk radio host John Kobylt says Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a noisy but narrow following. ...Read full article

FlyBMI collapses, blaming Brexit uncertainty

The Guardian (UK)2019-02-16 19:26:30

FlyBMI collapses, blaming Brexit uncertainty Author: Lin Jenkins
East Midlands airline cancels all flights and tells aircrew not to come to work ...Read full article

Sala funeral under way in Argentina

BBC News2019-02-16 19:23:34

Sala funeral under way in Argentina Author: BBC News
A service for the Cardiff City player, who died in January, is taking place in Argentina. ...Read full article

Legal challenges to Trump emergency declaration face uphill battle

Reuters2019-02-16 19:21:56

Legal challenges to Trump emergency declaration face uphill battle Author: Alison Frankel
Democratic lawmakers, states and others mulling legal challenges to President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall face an uphill and probably losing battle in a showdown likely to be decided by the … ...Read full article

Campaigners protest against BP sponsorship of British Museum

The Guardian (UK)2019-02-16 19:13:24

Campaigners protest against BP sponsorship of British Museum Author: Mattha Busby
Activist says sponsorship allows oil group to appear a ‘good corporate citizen’ ...Read full article

Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy's younger sister, dies aged 85

The Guardian (UK)2019-02-16 19:06:56

Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy's younger sister, dies aged 85 Author: Martin Pengelly
Radziwill, born Caroline Lee Bouvier in 1933, was a successful interior designer and PR executive in the fashion industry ...Read full article

With Trump’s Tough Deterrents, Many Asylum Seekers on the Border are Giving Up

The New York Times2019-02-16 19:06:52.622

With Trump’s Tough Deterrents, Many Asylum Seekers on the Border are Giving Up Author:
Thousands of migrants waiting to cross into the United States are returning home or staying in Mexico, dealing the president an apparent win. ...Read full article

Airline Flybmi ceases operations

BBC News2019-02-16 19:02:35

Airline Flybmi ceases operations Author: BBC News
British regional airline Flybmi files for administration and cancels all flights ...Read full article

Bernie Sanders Records Campaign Announcement Video: Politico

Bloomberg2019-02-16 18:59:00+00:00

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DNC punts on measure to reduce role of corporate PAC money

The Hill2019-02-16 18:55:15

DNC punts on measure to reduce role of corporate PAC money Author: Max Greenwood
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has punted on a resolution that would have created a task force to reduce the role of corporate political action committees (PACs) in party fundraising. ...Read full article

Aurora shooter opened fire at termination meeting; one victim was HR intern on first day

Fox News2019-02-16 18:53:03.3099591

Aurora shooter opened fire at termination meeting; one victim was HR intern on first day Author: Fox News
The disgruntled employee behind Friday’s deadly shooting a suburban Chicago warehouse opened fire at a meeting where he was being terminated, police said Saturday. ...Read full article

In Amazon Fight, Progressives Showed What They Want: A New Economic Agenda

The New York Times2019-02-16 18:08:11.459

In Amazon Fight, Progressives Showed What They Want: A New Economic Agenda Author:
The clash has consequences beyond New York, going to the heart of a national debate likely to dominate the 2020 election: What is the best way to spread prosperity? ...Read full article

Congress allows Violence Against Women Act to lapse

The Hill2019-02-16 17:53:36

Congress allows Violence Against Women Act to lapse Author: Juliegrace Brufke
The Violence Against Women Act, which provides funding and grants for a variety of programs that tackle domestic abuse, lapsed at the end of Friday after Congress failed to pass an extension before leaving for its one-week recess. ...Read full article

Let Shamima Begum return to UK or risk more terror recruits, says expert

The Guardian (UK)2019-02-16 17:43:10

Let Shamima Begum return to UK or risk more terror recruits, says expert Author: Mark Townsend, Jamie Doward, Daniel Boffey, Nosheen Iqbal
Counter-radicalisation expert criticises Sajid Javid’s reaction, saying it feeds Isis narrative ...Read full article

What to expect from the NBA’s All-Star Saturday night

The Washington Post2019-02-16 17:25:00

What to expect from the NBA’s All-Star Saturday night Author:
NBA's All-Star Saturday night may not be as star-studded as in years past, but there is plenty of intrigue. ...Read full article

House chairmen consult with counsel about ways to get notes from Trump-Putin meetings

The Hill2019-02-16 17:18:22

House chairmen consult with counsel about ways to get notes from Trump-Putin meetings Author: Tal Axelrod
A pair of House Democratic chairmen have reportedly been consulting with the chamber's general counsel to try to force President Trump to divulge information from his private meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. ...Read full article

A diet for fast weight loss is a pipe dream. So why do we all keep buying in?

MSNBC2019-02-16 17:18:00

A diet for fast weight loss is a pipe dream. So why do we all keep buying in? Author: MSNBC
Everyone wants a diet that works quickly and doesn't require permanent change, because they view thinness as the goal rather than health and longevity! ...Read full article

China and Russia Team Up for Push to Split U.S. From NATO Allies

Bloomberg2019-02-16 17:17:00+00:00

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Shopping in Pyongyang, and Other Adventures in North Korean Capitalism

The New York Times2019-02-16 17:00:08.198

Shopping in Pyongyang, and Other Adventures in North Korean Capitalism Author:
Far from the stereotype of total economic isolation, the black market has brought a surprising degree of modernity and consumerism — for some. ...Read full article

Analysis | In declaring a national emergency, Trump reminds Republicans: It’s all about him

The Washington Post2019-02-16 16:36:00

Analysis | In declaring a national emergency, Trump reminds Republicans: It’s all about him Author:
For GOP lawmakers, loyalty with President Trump remains a one-way street. Having lost two rounds of negotiations, he dismissed their warnings and showed contempt for the separation of powers. ...Read full article

Dismissed employee kills five co-workers in Illinois factory shooting

Reuters2019-02-16 16:34:11

Dismissed employee kills five co-workers in Illinois factory shooting Author: Robert Chiarito
A gunman opened fire at an Illinois factory just after receiving notice of termination from his job there on Friday, killing five fellow workers and wounding five policemen before he was slain by police, authorities said. ...Read full article

Report: Chicago Police Believe Jussie Smollett Paid Two Men to Stage Attack

Breitbart News2019-02-16 16:17:14

Report: Chicago Police Believe Jussie Smollett Paid Two Men to Stage Attack Author:
The Chicago Police Department believe Empire actor Jussie Smollett staged an attack on himself last month, according to a report. ...Read full article

China, US continue tit-for-tat row over Huawei

Al Jazeera English2019-02-16 16:08:00

China, US continue tit-for-tat row over Huawei Author: Al Jazeera
Top Chinese diplomat and US vice president exchange barbs over telecoms giant's relationship with Beijing. ...Read full article

Karl Marx monument vandalised again

BBC News2019-02-16 15:57:56

Karl Marx monument vandalised again Author: BBC News
It is the second time in two weeks the philosopher's grave has been attacked in Highgate Cemetery. ...Read full article

Karl Marx's London memorial vandalised for second time

The Guardian (UK)2019-02-16 15:39:44

Karl Marx's London memorial vandalised for second time Author: Ruth Quinn
The words ‘doctrine of hate’ and ‘architect of genocide’ were painted on Highgate cemetery memorial ...Read full article

Huawei Fight Sees EU Hit by Crossfire in Tech War's Key Battle

Bloomberg2019-02-16 15:25:00+00:00

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Governor blasts TV station for piece about her appearance - CNN Video

CNN2019-02-16 15:24:08.8110028

Governor blasts TV station for piece about her appearance - CNN Video Author:
Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) slams a Detroit news station for covering discussions on social media over her appearance during her State of the State speech. ...Read full article

Dozens of Border Declaration Protesters Arrested Outside NYC Trump Hotel

Breitbart News2019-02-16 15:17:59

Dozens of Border Declaration Protesters Arrested Outside NYC Trump Hotel Author:
Dozens of protesters railing against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to build a wall along the U.S. southern border with Mexico were arrested outside the Trump International Hotel & Tower in New York City Friday evening. ...Read full article

Brooks: Democrats Have Made It 'Hard For a Lot of Moderates to Support Anything'

Breitbart News2019-02-16 15:17:37

Brooks: Democrats Have Made It 'Hard For a Lot of Moderates to Support Anything' Author:
On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks argued that Democrats have made it difficult “for a lot of moderates to support anything.” Brooks stated, “As Donald Trump makes it extremely hard to think about supporting somebody like that, … ...Read full article

Trump's Venezuela policy isn't a case of right versus left. It's a case of right versus wrong.

MSNBC2019-02-16 14:51:00

Trump's Venezuela policy isn't a case of right versus left. It's a case of right versus wrong. Author: MSNBC
The president has built an international coalition, engaged in typical diplomatic pressure tactics and is supporting the human rights of Venezuelans. ...Read full article

Kamala Harris and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat: CNN, Leftist Media Go Shopping with Democrat Presidential Candidate

Breitbart News2019-02-16 14:43:01

Kamala Harris and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat: CNN, Leftist Media Go Shopping with Democrat Presidential Candidate Author:
In case it was not obvious already that the establishment leftist media is in the tank for the Democrats against the Republicans, CNN’s Maeve Reston made it abundantly clear on Saturday when she tweeted about going shopping with 2020 Democrat presidential can… ...Read full article

KKR Billionaires Kravis and Roberts Get $203 Million in 2018

Bloomberg2019-02-16 14:41:00+00:00

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WATCH: NFL Vet Larry Johnson Slams Kaepernick for Taking Money 'From the Oppressor'

Breitbart News2019-02-16 14:19:19

WATCH: NFL Vet Larry Johnson Slams Kaepernick for Taking Money 'From the Oppressor' Author:
After news broke that Colin Kaepernick won a multi-million dollar settlement from the NFL, former Kansas City Chiefs player Larry Johnson slammed the former 49er for “taking money from an oppressor.” While singing a confidentiality agreement that prevents him… ...Read full article

Nigeria: Opposition parties lambast delayed presidential poll

Al Jazeera English2019-02-16 14:04:00

Nigeria: Opposition parties lambast delayed presidential poll Author: Fidelis Mbah
Delay to presidential poll prompts concerns among opposition politicians, supporters over possible rigging. ...Read full article

Winning the Nuclear Game Against North Korea

Bloomberg2019-02-16 14:00:00+00:00

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Bernie Sanders records video announcing 2020 campaign

Politico2019-02-16 13:38:43

Bernie Sanders records video announcing 2020 campaign Author: HOLLY OTTERBEIN
It’s the latest sign the independent senator, the runner-up in the 2016 contest for the Democratic nomination, is nearing a presidential announcement. ...Read full article

Emirates Deals a Death Blow to Superjumbo Jet: Weekend Edition

Bloomberg2019-02-16 13:00:00+00:00

Emirates Deals a Death Blow to Superjumbo Jet: Weekend Edition Author: Brooke Sample
Here are Bloomberg Opinion’s top stories this week. ...Read full article

Let’s Chill about Hate Crimes

National Review2019-02-16 12:57:06

Let’s Chill about Hate Crimes Author: Kyle Smith
Outsiders should regard purported hate crimes that sound like crafted narratives with skepticism until they’re proven true. ...Read full article

Downfall's Hitler actor Bruno Ganz dies

BBC News2019-02-16 11:36:43

Downfall's Hitler actor Bruno Ganz dies Author: BBC News
The Swiss was an accomplished actor whose portrayal of Hitler spawned thousands of parodies online. ...Read full article

Syria: Civilians face familiar threats in rebel-held areas

Al Jazeera English2019-02-16 11:26:00

Syria: Civilians face familiar threats in rebel-held areas Author: Anchal Vohra
Armed groups have committed abuses in rebel-held Idlib and Turkish-controlled areas, rights groups say. ...Read full article

Dems ready aggressive response to Trump emergency order, as GOP splinters

The Hill2019-02-16 11:24:22

Dems ready aggressive response to Trump emergency order, as GOP splinters Author: Mike Lillis and Scott Wong
House Democrats are vowing an aggressive response to President Trump's emergency declaration at the southwest border, mulling ways to block his go-it-alone approach with legislation, legal action, or both. ...Read full article

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