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  • One officer dead, one in critical condition after B’ham shooting

    01/13/2019 9:35:11 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Authorities have confirmed that one officer has died and one is critically wounded after an overnight shooting near downtown Birmingham. Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith confirmed this morning that two officers had approached two suspects during a burglary around 1:59 a.m. this morning in the 900 block of 5th Ave. N. The suspect shot the two officers after a pat-down revealed he was armed. One of the officers died and the other officer is in critical condition. One suspect is currently in custody, one suspect is receiving medical condition, and they are not sure if there...
  • Triumph of the Will

    01/12/2019 8:57:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | January 11, 2019 | Lloyd Billingsley
    “In one of contemporary history’s intriguing caroms, European politics just now is a story of how one decision by a pastor’s dutiful daughter has made life miserable for a vicar’s dutiful daughter. Two of the world’s most important conservative parties are involved in an unintended tutorial on a cardinal tenet of conservatism, the law of unintended consequences, which is that the unintended consequences of decisions in complex social situations are often larger than, and contrary to, those intended.” That’s the elephantine lead of George Will’s recent column, headlined “Today’s Germany is the best Germany the world has seen.” The real...
  • The 'Doomsday' Scenario: Here's What to Expect if the Shutdown Drags On

    01/12/2019 4:28:38 PM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 71 replies
    NBC News...Fakenest Maximus ^ | 1-10-19 | Dareh Gregorian
    The country would face an economic hellscape if the government shutdown lasts "months or even years," as the president has suggested it might, experts tell NBC News. The doomsday scenario might be unlikely — the longest the federal government has ever shut down is 21 days, a record that will fall if the current closure lasts until Saturday — but it is chilling. "We'll be in no man's land," Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, told NBC News. If the worst were to happen, experts say the devastating impact would be widespread: 38 million low-income Americans lose food stamps...
  • US APPROVED THOUSANDS OF CHILD BRIDE REQUESTS

    01/11/2019 7:49:53 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    According to data provided to The Associated Press, the U.S. approved thousands of requests by men to bring child and teenage brides from another country. (Jan. 11)
  • F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

    01/11/2019 5:34:14 PM PST · by springwater13 · 194 replies
    In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests, according to former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation. The inquiry carried explosive implications. Counterintelligence investigators had to consider whether the president’s own actions constituted a possible threat to national security. Agents also sought to determine whether Mr. Trump was knowingly working for Russia or had unwittingly fallen under Moscow’s influence. The investigation the F.B.I. opened into Mr....
  • Report: Immigration loophole OK’d 8,686 child marriages, some children just 14

    01/11/2019 11:23:15 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/11/2019 | Paul Bedard
    A huge loophole in Washington’s messy immigration laws has paved the way for over 8,000 child marriages, mostly to girls brought in from outside the country, including 14-year-olds, according to a new Senate report released Friday morning. year-long investigation, puts attention on a quirk in policies that promote child marriages and trafficking in the U.S. at a time when the State Department is fighting child marriages overseas. Some of those seeking visas were older citizens, others were to very young citizens seeking to bring their spouses into the U.S., including those who were forced into marriage overseas and encouraged to...
  • US approved thousands of child bride requests

    01/11/2019 7:53:53 AM PST · by advance_copy · 29 replies
    AP via WTOP ^ | 1/11/19 | Colleen Long
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl. The approvals are legal: The Immigration and Nationality Act does not set minimum age requirements. And in weighing petitions for spouses or fiancees, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services goes by whether the marriage is legal in the home country and then whether the marriage would be legal in the state where...
  • Saudi Monument to Allah Erected at the World Trade Center

    01/10/2019 7:39:59 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 92 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 01/10/2019 | S.Noble
    A nine foot sculpture has risen on the site of the World Trade Center terror attack of 9/11 in New York. It’s a Saudi Arabian candy monument inscribed with the words, “There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is the prophet.” Those are the same words used by the 9/11 terrorists who blew up the Twin Towers at that site. Most of the terrorists were Saudis and the government itself has been implicated at high levels. The Saudi monument is one of the statues representing the 20 nations — the G20 — that artist Laurence Jenkell thought appropriate for...
  • Why Russian Nuclear Bombers are in Venezuela

    01/05/2019 2:26:49 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies
    Time ^ | Dec 2018 | Michael Zennie
    When two of Russia’s most modern, nuclear-capable bombers landed in Venezuela earlier this week, American officials quickly took note. #Russia's government has sent bombers halfway around the world to #Venezuela. The Russian and Venezuelan people should see this for what it is: two corrupt governments squandering public funds, and squelching liberty and freedom while their people suffer. pic.twitter.com/bCBGbGtaHT — Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) December 11, 2018 The arrival of the Tu-160 “White Swan” strategic bombers in Caracas on Monday serves to remind the United States that Russia can still project military might into the Western hemisphere. The Tu-160 bombers were manufactured...
  • NY Knicks’ Enes Kanter won’t travel to London for NBA game over assassination threats

    01/05/2019 11:23:07 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/05/19 | Morgan Gstalter
    New York Knicks center Enes Kanter announced Friday that he will not be traveling to London for the NBA team’s upcoming game out of fear of a possible assassination attempt due to his opposition to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Kanter, a Turkish native, told reporters he can’t travel anywhere except the U.S. and Canada because “there’s a chance I could get killed out there.” “Sadly, I’m not going because of that freaking lunatic, the Turkish president,” Kanter said. “It’s pretty sad that all the stuff affects my career and basketball, because I want to be out there and help...
  • U.S. court rules for Trump on transgender military limits

    01/04/2019 7:51:20 AM PST · by csvset · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4 January 2019 | Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a legal victory for U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, a federal appeals court on Friday threw out a lower court ruling that blocked a policy barring certain transgender people from serving in the U.S. armed forces, which the government said is important for military readiness The victory is limited. Although the appeals court sided with the administration, other federal courts issued injunctions against the policy, which applied nationwide. The administration already has asked the Supreme Court to weigh in on the issue. The high court is due to consider whether to hear three separate government appeals...
  • Iran to send warships to the Atlantic, closer to U.S. waters

    01/04/2019 5:04:58 AM PST · by McGruff · 65 replies
    REUTERS ^ | January 4, 2019
    The Iranian navy will send warships to deploy in the Atlantic from March, a top commander said on Friday, as the Islamic Republic seeks to increase the operating range of its naval forces to the backyard of the United States, its arch foe. A flotilla will leave for the Atlantic early in the Iranian new year, starting from March, Iran’s naval deputy commander said. “The Atlantic Ocean is far and the operation of the Iranian naval flotilla might take five months,” Rear-Admiral Touraj Hassani was quoted as saying by the state news agency IRNA. Hassani said in December that Iran...
  • Feds Spend $1,788,748 on Virtual Reality Game for Young Gay Men

    01/02/2019 10:04:06 AM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | January 2, 2019 5:00 am | Getty Images BY: Elizabeth Harrington Follow @LizWFB
    Study recruited young men over Craigslist and Grindr The National Institutes of Health is spending over $1.7 million on a virtual reality game for young men who have sex with men. "Tough Talks" is a virtual simulation that allows young gay men to practice how to tell their partner they have HIV, using virtual reality technology. A technology training company—Georgia-based Virtually Better, Inc.—as well as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies are creating the game. Sixty-seven percent of young gay men do not disclose their HIV status to...
  • Mass grave of Christians killed by Islamic State found in Libya

    01/01/2019 8:36:00 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 14 replies
    Crux ^ | 12/30/2018 | Catholic News Agency
    MISRATA, Libya - A mass grave of 34 Ethiopian Christians executed by the so-called Islamic State group in 2015 has reportedly been unearthed in Libya. The bodies have been exhumed and will be eventually repatriated to Ethiopia, the Libyan interior ministry says. Libyan government authorities found the mass grave Dec. 23 after obtaining information from arrested Islamic State members. The grave appears to be located on a farm near the coastal city of Sirte, 170 miles southeast of Misrata. Islamic State gained control of Sirte in 2015, but United Nations-backed forces regained control of the city in December 2016 after...
  • Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal: President Donald Trump immoral, doesn't tell the truth.

    12/30/2018 8:05:20 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 145 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 12/30/2018 | ROEY HADAR
    The former top commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, retired four-star Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, criticized President Donald Trump's behavior and handling of the presidency, saying the commander-in-chief is dishonest and immoral. “I don’t think he tells the truth,” McChrystal said in an exclusive interview on “This Week” when asked by Co-Anchor Martha Raddatz if he believes the president is a liar. “Is Trump immoral, in your view?” Raddatz asked. “I think he is,” he said.
  • Mass Grave of Christians Killed by Islamic State Found in Libya

    12/30/2018 6:07:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Misrata, Libya, Dec 28, 2018 / 01:48 pm (CNA).- A mass grave of 34 Ethiopian Christians executed by the so-called Islamic State group in 2015 has reportedly been unearthed in Libya. The bodies have been exhumed and will be eventually repatriated to Ethiopia, the Libyan interior ministry says. Libyan government authorities found the mass grave Dec. 23 after obtaining information from arrested Islamic State members. The grave appears to be located on a farm near the coastal city of Sirte, 170 miles southeast of Misrata. Islamic State gained control of Sirte in 2015, but United Nations-backed forces regained control of...
  • Trump EPA orders rollback of Obama mercury regulations

    12/29/2018 4:59:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 29, 2018 | Ellen Knickmeyer
    The Trump administration has targeted an Obama-era regulation credited with helping dramatically reduce toxic mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants, saying the benefits to human health and the environment may not be worth the cost of the regulation. The 2011 Obama administration rule, called the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, led to what electric utilities say was an $18 billion clean-up of mercury and other toxins from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants. Overall, environmental groups say, federal and state efforts have cut mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants by 85 percent in roughly the last decade. Mercury causes brain...
  • Durbin Urges Trump to Reduce ‘Shootings and Homicides’ in Chicago by Increasing Federal Spending

    12/27/2018 6:19:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 27, 2018 | 4:05 PM EST | CNSNews.com Staff
    Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D.-Ill.) is urging President Donald Trump to help reduce “shootings and homicides” in Chicago by increasing federal investment in housing, economic development, job training, education, public health and “community policing.” “As you prepare your Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request, I urge you to use this budget framework as an opportunity to support efforts to help reduce gun violence in Chicago, rather than scapegoating the city’s challenges to promote ideological political agendas,” Durbin told Trump in a letter sent on Dec. 13. “I urge you to prioritize federal support and resources that will help Chicago reduce...
  • IS-claimed attack on Libya foreign ministry kills at least three

    12/25/2018 6:20:41 PM PST · by Mariner · 5 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | December 25th, 2018 | Imed Lamloum
    Tripoli (AFP) - Suicide attackers stormed the Libyan foreign ministry in the capital Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least three people including a senior civil servant in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group. Twenty-one other people were wounded in the attack, authorities said. A car bomb exploded near the ministry, prompting security forces to rush to the scene, said special forces spokesman Tarak al-Dawass. A suicide bomber then blew himself up on the second floor of the building while a second attacker died when a suitcase he was carrying exploded, he said. A third assailant, who was...
  • Trump officials cancel Obama-era policy on school discipline

    12/21/2018 7:28:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 21, 2018 | Colin Binkley
    The Trump administration has formally scrapped an Obama-era policy that was meant to curb racial discrimination in schools but that became tangled in a national debate over school safety. Officials from the Education and Justice departments finalized the rollback Friday, just days after it was proposed by a federal panel on school safety. President Donald Trump formed the panel in March as the government’s response to the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida. In revoking the rule, federal officials said they won’t intervene with schools’ disciplinary decisions as long as they don’t violate federal discrimination laws. […] The 2014 policy...