Here’s who Trump has called a ‘nut job’

May 20, 2017

Washington (CNN)“Nut job” seems to be one of President Donald Trump’s favorite insults for his political foes. The President — who The New York times reported Friday bragged to two Russian officials that firing “nut job” FBI Director James Comey eased “great pressure” on him in regard to the Russia probe — has a history of slapping the label on people he disagrees with. By definition, nut job means a “mentally unbalanced person,” …

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Cincinnati mayor apologizes for mistakenly honoring cop’s killer

May 19, 2017

(CNN)Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley apologized after his office inadvertently issued a proclamation honoring a man who ambushed and killed a Cincinnati police officer. “I am really sorry that my office, that we mistakenly issued a proclamation on behalf of a man that killed, murdered Sonny Kim,” Cranley said Thursday night. Cranley choked back tears as he spoke at a local police union hall. His face was red as he paused several times during his brief, tear-filled statement. …

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Besieged at home, Trump sets off for ‘do-or-die’ foreign trip

May 19, 2017

… election hacking effort capped a stunning rush of events unleashed by the President’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, who declined Trump’s request to shield former national security adviser Michael Flynn in the Russia probe, The New York times first reported and CNN confirmed. Trump says his staff can’t keep up Trump still threatening to quit NATO Pres. Carter hopes Trump pushes Mid-East peace …

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Now it’s up to the special counsel

May 18, 2017

Washington (CNN)A bad day for the White House could turn out to be a good day for justice and democratic accountability and institutions. Robert Mueller’s appointment Wednesday as special counsel to probe Russian election meddling and any collusion by Trump campaign aides elevates the investigation clear of partisanship and the threat of White House interference. It therefore may offer the best chance for a politically bulletproof accounting of the guilt or innocence of members of the …

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Trump vs. Comey: Who will America trust?

May 17, 2017

… request this memo.” Comey hearing? A Comey hearing would instantly become one of the most significant congressional appearances of modern times. The practiced, analytical note-taking of a former FBI director who knows how to leave a paper trail would amount to a compelling piece of evidence in the court of public opinion and pit Comey’s word against Trump’s. After all, a Comey memo could approach “smoking gun” significance if it appears to prove that the …

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Psaki: Trump is destroying the trust of our allies

May 16, 2017

(CNN)As news broke on Monday evening that Donald Trump had, according to reports from the Washington Post and later the New York times, shared code word (highly classified) intelligence with the Russian Foreign Minister during his visit to the Oval Office last week, the shock wave was felt far beyond the beltway. When Washington wakes up on Tuesday, leaders in Middle Eastern and European capitals — and elsewhere around the world — could be hours into re-evaluating their …

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Alabama rot: The dog disease with no cure – BBC News

May 11, 2017

A walk like any other Pippa belonged to veterinary nurse Jessica Worthington, who lives in Swindon. “I had her from when she was an eight-week old puppy,” she said. “She was just like her breed, always running around and excited.” Jessica took Pippa and her other dog Molly to woods near the village of Marlborough in December 2015 and let the dogs play, as she had done plenty of other times. She gave them a good shampoo after to stop her house being covered in mud but …

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Penn State frat member: Pleas to call 911 for unconscious pledge went unheard

May 9, 2017

… said at a press conference in Bellefonte to announce the charges. Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said pledges were forced to drink enormous amounts of alcohol during a drinking game called “running the gauntlet,” WJAC-TV reported. She said there was a video showing that Piazzas condition worsened overnight, according to the station. The DA said during that time Piazza got up and fell four more times and fell down the stairs again. They waited over 40 minutes …

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Stopping the opioid crisis in the womb

May 5, 2017

… daughter is placed across her chest. Jessica cradles her with both hands, her right hand patting her back. “Aww,” Jessica says. “She looks great,” Towers says. The baby coughs a few times, worrying Jessica. “Why is she coughing like that?” she says. Caught up in the moment, the father seems to miss the question, asking a nurse to take a photo of him with his daughter. He clutches the swaddled newborn and leans in next to Jessica’s face — …

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Brexit: UK will ‘not pay 100bn divorce bill’ says Davis – BBC News

May 4, 2017

… has insisted that the UK will have to accept liabilities stemming from its membership, including contributions to the EU Budget. The EU has already listed some sort of agreement on a payment from the UK as a precondition for opening talks on a trade deal. Previous calculations had placed the financial settlement likely to be demanded by the EU at between 50 and 60bn euros. Payment in instalments The Financial times, using the same economic model with new data from around Europe, suggests that …

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Ex-Celtic Boys Club coach accused of abuse tracked to US – BBC News

May 2, 2017

… Torbett when they played for Celtic Boys Club. One of them, Kenny Campbell, told the programme Football Abuse: The Ugly Side of The Beautiful Game he was molested dozens of times by Torbett over a period of up to four years. Last month, I attempted to confront Torbett with the allegations, but neighbours in his block of flats told me he was abroad, perhaps in America. Then, last week I received a tip that he was indeed in the US, and along with BBC cameraman Alan Harcus, we travelled there …

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The FBI translator who went rogue and married an ISIS terrorist

May 2, 2017

An FBI translator with a top-secret security clearance traveled to Syria in 2014 and married a key ISIS operative she had been assigned to investigate, CNN has learned. The rogue employee, Daniela Greene, lied to the FBI about where she was going and warned her new husband he was under investigation, according to federal court records. Greene’s saga, which has never been publicized, exposes an embarrassing breach of national security at the FBIan agency that has made its mission rooting …

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Priebus says Trump administration considered changes to libel laws

May 2, 2017

… media needs to be more responsible with how they report news. Priebus comments came after President Trump railed against the media Sunday at his Pennsylvania rally to celebrate his first 100 days in office. Trump said the media deserved a failing grade. Trump also jabbed the New York times, claiming that the papers poor finances forced to shrink its print edition. The paper’s getting smaller and smaller. Did you ever notice? It’s starting to look like a comic book. Trump said. Trump …

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How the LAPD has changed 25 years after the riots

April 29, 2017

Los Angeles (CNN)The video was silent, but it spoke volumes: three white Los Angeles police officers, supervised by a sergeant, threw Rodney King to the ground, tased, kicked and stomped him, and battered him with batons 56 times. More than 20 officers responded when the black motorist led police on a high-speed chase after he didn’t pull over for allegedly speeding; 10 of them just stood around and watched as King was beaten. That moment, caught on video and broadcast on television …

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Trump says he would consult with China’s Xi before speaking to Taiwan

April 28, 2017

… that Sino-US ties will witness more troubles in his early time in the White House than any other predecessor,” said an op-ed in the Global times. Before the call, no US President or President-elect had spoken directly to the Taiwanese leader since the 1970s, and the then-Secretary of State said the Trump transition team had not contacted the Department of State ahead of the call. Despite being bullish on the future of the US’ official position on the matter, Trump eventually …

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Eric Frein trial: Jury sentences Pennsylvania trooper’s ambush killer to death

April 28, 2017

… Pennsylvania State Police, forever,” he said outside the courthouse. Following a tradition that dates to the 19th century, Pike County’s sheriff rang the bell atop the courthouse eight times, heralding that Frein had received a death sentence. The bell last tolled for a condemned inmate in the 1980s. Frein led police on a 48-day manhunt in the Poconos before U.S. marshals caught him at an abandoned airplane hangar. He did not take the witness stand in his own defense, nor did he ask …

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Would visiting Parliament inspire you to vote? – BBC News

April 27, 2017

… people voting,” Chiara added. “And I think if you want to get more people voting then you need to make it accessible for them in this modern age. “I think the problem is that so much of it is steeped in so much tradition and history, which is quite British, but then you also have to move with the times.” Image caption The SNP’s Hannah Bardell is one of Parliament’s newest MPs The final stop was a trip to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee to hear …

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An artist creates a mural of Michelle Obama and nobody’s happy

April 26, 2017

(CNN)A new mural of former first lady Michelle Obama, painted on a building in the Chicago neighborhood where she lived as a child and remains popular, would seem like an innocuous project. But the mural, by Chicago artist Chris Devins, has sparked intense debate — and not for the usual political reasons. Shortly after Devins finished the mural last Friday, criticism began bubbling up online. People accused him of copying the image from Rhode Island art student Gelila Mesfin, who had …

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BBC News Daily: 25 April 2017 – BBC News

April 26, 2017

… over-50s can improve thinking and memory skills by doing moderate physical exercise several times a week, Australian researchers say. T’ai Chi is among the recommendations. But Public Health England says a more mundane form of exercise could also be useful: lifting heavy shopping bags. Analysis: Grading Donald Trump so far By Anthony Zurcher, North America reporter Image copyright times, Daily Telegraph There’s quite a lot of Brexit about. The Guardian reports that a pro-Remain …

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Was ITV’s The Nightly Show a success? – BBC News

April 22, 2017

… and more than 50,000 subscribers and followers”. “The figures reflected the viral nature of the content. The John Legend/Gordon Ramsay sketch accrued more than 16.5 million views on Facebook. It was shared over 310,000 times. “The Gordon Ramsay Blender clip accrued over 4.3 million views on Facebook. It also trended at number one worldwide on YouTube for three days as well as accruing over 3.5 million views on YouTube. “It was the most talked about video on the …

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‘Randamoozham’: India to produce its most expensive film ever

April 19, 2017

… cost $62 million to make and stars 65-year-old action superstar Rajinikanth. It has even beat the combined $65 million budget of the two-part blockbuster epic “Baahubali.” Inside the world’s first Bollywood theme park Behind the epic At 1.8 million words and nearly 10 times the length of the “Iliad” and the “Odyssey” combined, the “Mahabharata” is the longest poem ever written. The text is believed to date back to …

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Assad said to be holding Syrian boy in heart-breaking photo under house arrest

April 19, 2017

… February and that this relative affirmed the family remained under house arrest. Raslan said he has not been able to reach that relative in recent weeks. The media appears not to have documented Omrans whereabouts since the ensuing days after the attack. In December, the Financial times reported that his whereabouts was unknown. The photographer explained simply that the Syrian presidents regime does not want the family speaking out. When asked to respond to the photograph weeks later during an …

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Coachella revelers track down man suspected of stealing dozens of phones, police say

April 18, 2017

… Sgt. Dan Marshall said Henao, 36, of New York, was arrested on suspicion of grand theft and possession of stolen property, the Los Angeles times reported. Police said several phones were returned and the others were left at the lost and found. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsTwitworkz Agency Charter (with Content Module) Twitworkz Following Builder is an amazing tool for auto-building your Twitter following. Twitworkz Agency Lifetime allows unlimited Twitter accounts and …

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Prince Harry reveals he was close to ‘breakdown’ years after Princess Diana’s death

April 17, 2017

… Sunday. I have probably been very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions when all sorts of grief and sort of lies and misconceptions and everything are coming to you from every angle, he explained. Harry said he even sought help from a shrink and took up boxing as a way to cope with the pain. Ive done that a couple of times, more than a couple of times, but its great, he told Gordon. The royal recalled how he slowly sank into depression after his mother, Princess Diana, died in a …

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