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  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Names French Bulldog Deco After Art Movement

    01/13/2020 3:59:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 13, 2020 | Kate Sheehy
    US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has revealed the name of her new pooch — “Deco.” The renegade Bronx Democrat — who came under fire for allegedly buying a purebred male French bulldog puppy instead of rescuing a dog from a shelter — said in an Instagram posting Sunday that the name is short for the early 1900s Art Deco movement. AOC, who had asked online followers for name suggestions last week, wrote that she and boyfriend Riley Roberts ultimately chose the moniker.
  • BREAKING: Iranian retaliation begins with missile attack on Iraqi airbase

    01/07/2020 3:29:04 PM PST · by rxsid · 899 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 01.07.2020 | TZVI JOFFRE
    Iranian retaliation begins with missile attack on Iraqi airbase By TZVI JOFFRE JANUARY 8, 2020 01:21 Initial reports stated that 9 rockets hit the Ain al-Assad airbase on Tuesday. The base hosts American soldiers.Heavy missile attacks were carried out by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps on the Ain al-Assad air base in Iraq that hosts both Iraqi and US soldiers on Tuesday night. Nine missiles hit the airbase, according to Al-Hadath.
  • Pelosi invites Trump to deliver State of the Union address on Feb. 4

    12/20/2019 10:13:06 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 181 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 20, 2019 | by Tim Ahmann
    WASHINGTON - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday invited President Donald Trump to deliver the annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 4. Pelosi extended the invitation in a letter that was posted to Twitter.
  • Students boo Melania Trump at youth summit in Baltimore

    11/26/2019 6:48:39 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 40 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 26, 2019 | Jada Yuan
    Despite an almost assured adverse reception, first lady Melania Trump spoke about opioid abuse at the B'More Youth Summit
  • Beto O’Rourke Is Dropping Out of the Presidential Race

    11/01/2019 2:48:15 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 133 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/1/19 | Alexander Burns
    Former Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas is dropping out of the presidential race, ending a campaign in which he struggled for months to recapture the energy of his insurgent 2018 Senate candidacy on a national stage full of other big personalities and liberal champions. Mr. O’Rourke made the decision to quit the race in the middle of this week, on the eve of a gathering Friday of Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa, according to people familiar with his thinking. He is not expected to run for any other office in 2020, despite persistent efforts by party leaders and political donors...
  • NCAA to allow athletes to cash in on their fame

    10/29/2019 11:20:00 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 37 replies
    The NCAA Board of Governors has taken the first step toward allowing athletes to cash in on their fame. The board voted unanimously on Tuesday to clear the way for the amateur athletes to “benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness.”
  • U.S. Supreme Court Kicks Off New Term, With Justice Thomas Absent

    10/07/2019 9:17:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Lawrence Hurley, Andrew Chung 4 MIN READ
    The U.S. Supreme Court kicked off its new nine-month term with a flurry of activity on Monday, hearing arguments in three cases and rejecting numerous appeals that piled up over the summer. With conservative Justice Clarence Thomas absent due to an unspecified illness, the court began hearing its first argument in a case focusing on whether states can discard the so-called insanity defense in criminal prosecutions. The case involved a man sentenced to death in Kansas for fatally shooting four family members while suffering from severe depression. In remarks from the bench before the first argument, Chief Justice John Roberts...
  • Bernie Sanders hospitalized with chest pain, campaign events canceled

    10/02/2019 7:52:19 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 152 replies
    ABC ^ | 10-2-2019 | Kendall Karson
    "During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort. Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted. Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days," said Sanders’ senior adviser Jeff Weaver on Wednesday in a statement. "We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.”
  • Bernie Sanders Hospitalized For Emergency Heart Procedure

    10/02/2019 7:51:54 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 40 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 10/02/2019 | Ryan grenoble
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) had an emergency heart procedure following a campaign event Tuesday evening, his campaign confirmed in a statement. “During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort,” the campaign said in an emailed statement. “Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted. Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits.
  • Statement from Office of Medical Examiner on Jeffrey Epstein (need more time)

    08/11/2019 4:20:00 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 126 replies
    New York’s Medical Examiner released a statement after completing the autopsy on Jeffrey Epstein. His determination is that Jeffrey Epstein’s cause of death is “pending further information at this time”
  • Tulsi Gabbard sues Google over censorship claims

    07/25/2019 11:59:53 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), a 2020 presidential contender, is suing Google over claims that the tech behemoth violated her right to "free speech." In a federal complaint filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Gabbard alleged Google censored her presidential campaign when it suspended their advertising account for several hours last month. A Google spokeswoman pushed back on Gabbard's claims in a statement to The Hill, attributing the brief suspension to sudden "large spending changes" that set off Google's automated systems. "We have automated systems that flag unusual activity on all advertiser accounts –...
  • Jeffrey Epstein Found Injured in NYC Jail Cell After Possible Suicide Attempt: Sources

    07/24/2019 8:18:06 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 117 replies
    NBCNEWS NY ^ | 7/24/2019 | Jonathan Dienst
    Accused pedophile and wealthy Manhattan financier Jeffrey Epstein was found injured and in a fetal position inside his cell at a New York City jail, according to sources close to the investigation. Epstein, who is being held in Metropolitan Correctional Center during his trial for conspiracy and sex trafficking, was found semi-conscious with marks on his neck, two sources told News 4. Investigators are trying to piece together exactly what happened.
  • Rutger Hauer Dies at 75

    07/24/2019 10:25:01 AM PDT · by Kriggerel · 61 replies
    BBC ^ | July 24 2019 | BBC
    His agent confirmed the star died in the Netherlands on Friday after a short illness. Hauer played the murderous replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner, which was directed by Ridley Scott and also starred Harrison Ford. The actor's funeral was held on Wednesday.
  • Trump says U.S. warship destroyed Iranian drone

    07/18/2019 12:30:41 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    PBS ^ | 07/18/2019 | Staff
    President Trump said Thursday that a U.S. warship had destroyed an Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between the two nations. This story is developing and will be updated
  • Facebook to be slapped with $5 billion fine for privacy lapses, say reports

    07/12/2019 4:34:55 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | Friday, July 12, 2019 | Salvador Rodriguez
    The Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with Facebook over the company's 2018 Cambridge Analytica scandal. The fine represents the largest ever imposed by the FTC against a tech company. The FTC began probing Facebook in March 2018 following reports that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica had improperly accessed the data of 87 million Facebook users. Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. Yasin Ozturk | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images The Federal Trade Commission approved an...
  • Trump Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigns amid pressure from Jeffrey Epstein sex traffic case

    07/12/2019 6:48:11 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 104 replies
    cnbc ^ | 7/12/2-19 | Kevin Breuninger Valerie BLock
    Labor Secretary Alex Acosta said Friday he will resign amid controversy over the way he handled a sex crimes case against wealthy businessman Jeffrey Epstein a decade ago when he was U.S. attorney for southern Florida.
  • Jeffrey Epstein Arrested For Sex Trafficking of Minors: Sources

    07/06/2019 5:49:04 PM PDT · by numberonepal · 223 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 07.06.19 7:53PM ET | Pervaiz Shallwani, Kate Briquelet, Harry Siegel
    Jeffrey Epstein was reportedly arrested on Saturday and will appear in New York court on Monday to be charged with sex trafficking, according to multiple law enforcement sources. Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was arrested for allegedly sex trafficking dozens of minors in New York and Florida between 2002 and 2005, and will appear in court in New York on Monday, according to three law enforcement sources. The arrest, by the FBI-NYPD Crimes Against Children Task Force, comes about 12 years after the 66-year-old financier essentially got a slap on the wrist for allegedly molesting dozens of underage girls in Florida.
  • No Signs of Aliens in the Closest 1,300 Stars, Hunt Funded by Russian Billionaire Reveals

    06/19/2019 9:08:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 81 replies
    Live Science ^ | June 19, 2019 | Adam Mann,
    While the truth might be out there, technological aliens don't seem to be — at least not yet. New results from the most comprehensive Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) program ever undertaken — which surveyed 1,327 nearby stars for signals from intelligent beings — have turned up empty. "There's certainly nothing out there glaringly obvious," ... lead author of a paper about the results, which were published in The Astrophysical Journal, told Live Science. "There's no amazingly advanced civilizations trying to contact us with incredibly powerful transmitters." While the team didn't find anything this time around, Price said that there...
  • Helicopter crashes into roof of building in midtown Manhattan

    06/10/2019 11:16:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06-10-2019 | Staff
    Key Points A helicopter crashed in midtown Manhattan on Monday afternoon. The crash occurred near West 51st Street and Seventh Avenue, on the north end of Times Square. A spokeswoman for the New York Police Department told CNBC the number of possible injuries is unknown.
  • Virginia governor announces special session on gun control

    06/04/2019 7:33:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 4, 2019 | Alan Suderman
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Tuesday that he’ll recall lawmakers to the state Capitol in the coming weeks to take up a package of gun-control legislation, which he said is urgently needed to prevent killings like Friday’s mass shooting in Virginia Beach. Northam said he plans to convene a special legislative session this summer. The Democrat said in an Associated Press interview ahead of his announcement that he wants the Republican-controlled General Assembly to hear from the public about the need for “common-sense” law related to guns and accessories. Republicans have previously rejected Northam’s gun control bills out of...