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  • Facebook Nov 15, 2019

    Twitter Details Political Ads Ban, Issue Ads Allowed

    Twitter says its new ban on political ads will cover appeals for votes, solicitations for campaign contributions and any political content. Twitter is defining political content to include any ad that references a candidate, political party, government official, ballot measure, or legislative or judicial outcome. The ban also applies to all ads — even non-political ones — from candidates, political...

  • Donald Trump Oct 26, 2019

    US Meets China, Russia and Pakistan to Talk Afghan Peace

    Representatives of Russia, China, the United States and Pakistan agreed Friday that negotiation is the only road to peace in Afghanistan, including an early resumption of direct U.S. talks with the Taliban. The day-long talks in Moscow came ahead of an intra-Afghan dialogue to be hosted by China. The Beijing talks, which are to be held next week, were postponed,...

  • Governor Sep 25, 2019

    Mexico Searching Another Dump in Case of 43 Missing Students

    A member of an international team supporting the search for 43 missing students in southern Mexico said Wednesday that new information has led Mexican authorities to begin working at another garbage dump. The dump outside the town of Iguala, Guerrero “is in the epicenter of the action,” said former Colombian prosecutor Ángela Buitrago of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights...

  • United States Sep 25, 2019

    New Burial Rules Seek to Extend Arlington Cemetery Lifespan

    In an effort to save dwindling space, the Army is proposing new rules to limit who can be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Under the current rules, the cemetery would run out of space by the mid-2050s, the Army says. The proposed restrictions would preserve the cemetery’s lifespan for another 150 years.

  • Los Angeles Aug 30, 2019

    Study Finds Nearly Half of Serious E-Scooter Injuries Involved Alcohol

    Alcohol has become a major factor in rising electric scooter-related injuries as the popular motorized rides proliferate across in cities across the country. A new study published Thursday in Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open found that out of 103 patients treated at three trauma centers for e-scooter-related injuries, 79% were tested for alcohol and 48% of that group was...

  • Twitter Aug 17, 2019

    Islamic State Claims Bombing at Kabul Wedding That Killed 63

    The suicide bomber stood in the middle of the dancing, clapping crowd as hundreds of Afghan children and adults celebrated a wedding in a joyous release from Kabul’s strain of war. Then, in a flash, he detonated his explosives-filled vest, killing dozens — and Afghanistan grieved again. The local Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack in the...

  • CONGRESS Aug 15, 2019

    Israel Bars Entry to US Congresswomen Tlaib, Omar After Trump Tweet

    With a push from President Donald Trump, Israel on Thursday barred two Muslim-American congresswomen from entering the country for a visit, an extraordinary step bringing the longtime U.S. ally into Trump’s domestic fight against political rivals at home. The U.S. president is essentially relying on Israel to retaliate against two freshman lawmakers, Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar...

  • Facebook Jul 22, 2019

    Tens of Thousands of Puerto Ricans Demand Governor Resign

    Waving flags, chanting and banging pots and pans, tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans jammed a highway Monday to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in a crisis triggered by a leak of offensive, obscenity-laden chat messages between him and his advisers....
    The demonstration appeared to be the biggest protest on the island in nearly two decades. “Finally, the government’s...

  • India Jul 20, 2019

    Monsoon Flooding Death Toll Climbs to 164 in South Asia

    The death toll in monsoon flooding in South Asia has climbed past 160 as millions of people and animals continue to face the brunt in three countries, officials said Saturday. At least 90 people have died in Nepal and 62 in northeastern India’s Assam state over the past week. A dozen have been killed in flooding in Bangladesh. Shiv Kumar,...

  • Donald Trump Jun 27, 2019

    Trump’s Next Tweet Could Get a Warning Label

    President Donald Trump’s next tweet might come with a warning label. Starting Thursday, tweets that Twitter deems to involve matters of public interest, but which violate the service’s rules, will be obscured by a warning explaining the violation and Twitter’s reasons for publishing it anyway. Users will have to tap through the warning to see the underlying message. Twitter said...

  • Donald Trump May 28, 2019

    Supreme Court to Hear Case of Mexican Teenager Killed by Border Patrol Agent

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will hear a dispute involving the cross-border killing of a Mexican teenager by an American border patrol agent. The question before the justices is whether federal law enforcement officers can be sued for civil rights violations in cases where there is no other legal remedy. Arguments are likely to be scheduled for the...

  • Associated Press May 25, 2019

    Venezuela Negotiators Return to Norway for Crisis Talks

    Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition have returned to Norway for talks aimed at resolving the political crisis in the South American country, the Norwegian government said Saturday. Norway said it will mediate discussions next week in Oslo, in an indication that the negotiation track is gaining momentum after months of escalating tension between Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and...

  • Donald Trump Apr 16, 2019

    Redaction Nation: US History Brims With Partial Deletions

    Somewhere in the shadows of federal bureaucracy, there was an issue about the drinking habits of Augusto Pinochet. The National Security Archive, an advocate for open government, had for years tried to gain access to intelligence files about the Chilean dictator, his human rights abuses and his ties to the United States. In 2003, the Defense Intelligence Agency declassified documents...

  • Donald Trump Mar 21, 2019

    National Cathedral: McCain’s Funeral Didn’t Need President Trump’s Approval

    The Washington National Cathedral says President Donald Trump did not need to approve the funeral for Sen. John McCain.

  • Donald Trump Mar 2, 2019

    India-Pakistan Fighting Kills 6 Civilians, 2 Pakistan Troops

    Indian and Pakistani soldiers have again targeted each other’s posts and villages along their volatile frontier in disputed Kashmir, killing at least six civilians and two Pakistani troops, officials said Saturday. But in a sign that tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals could soon ease, a Pakistani Cabinet minister said a key train service between Pakistan and neighboring India would resume...

  • DC Feb 8, 2019

    Man Suspected of Threatening Government Official in Custody; Bomb Squad Searched His DC Home

    A man suspected of threatening a government official stabbed himself during a standoff with authorities in Northeast D.C. Friday, and a bomb squad is checking his apartment for explosives, a law enforcement source said.

  • California Nov 20, 2018

    Education Dept. Accused of Withholding Audit on Navient’s Unfair Student Loan Practices

    One of the nation’s largest student loan servicing companies may have driven tens of thousands of borrowers struggling with their debts into higher-cost repayment plans. That’s the finding of a Department of Education audit of practices at Navient Corp., the nation’s third-largest student loan servicing company. The conclusions of the 2017 audit, which until now have been kept from the...

  • Prime Minister Nov 19, 2018

    Pamela Anderson Calls Australian PM’s Comments ‘Smutty’

    Pamela Anderson is criticizing Australia’s prime minister for making “smutty, unnecessary comments about a woman voicing her political opinion.”

  • Donald Trump Aug 27, 2018

    Top US Student Loan Official Resigning, Says WH Betrayed Americans

    The government’s top official overseeing the $1.5 trillion student loan market is resigning in protest, citing what he says is the White House’s open hostility toward protecting the nation’s millions of student loan borrowers....
    Seth Frotman will be stepping down as student loan ombudsman at the end of the week, according to his resignation letter, which was obtained Monday by The...

  • Donald Trump Jul 3, 2018

    Hundreds Deported to Central America After Fleeing Gangs

    Thousands of people who fled from ultraviolent gangs in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, only to be caught near the U.S. border are sent back under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy. U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted in June that “illegal immigrants, no matter how bad they may be … pour into and infest our Country, like MS-13.” Yet very few...

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