Category: General News

Joe Lieberman withdraws from consideration for FBI director, citing potential conflict

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  • 2 Hours ago
Former senator Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) has withdrawn his name from consideration for FBI director. Lieberman cited the potential appearance of a conflict after President Trump hired his longtime attorney Marc Kasowitz — who is a partner at the same law firm where Lieberman is senior counsel — as his outside attorney in the ongoing […]

At NATO gathering, Trump brushes past Montenegro’s prime minister

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  • 2 Hours ago
It wasn’t a very welcoming gesture. President Trump appeared to physically brush aside Montenegro’s prime minister, Dusko Markovic, on Thursday as NATO leaders in Brussels walked together toward a planned photo opportunity. The awkward interaction between Trump and the leader of Montenegro — which officially becomes a NATO member June 5 — was captured on […]

So much water pulsed through a melting glacier that it warped the Earth’s crust

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  • 3 Hours ago
NASA scientists detected a pulse of melting ice and water travelling through a major glacier in Greenland that was so big that it warped the solid Earth — a surge equivalent in mass to 18,000 Empire State Buildings. The wave – which occurred during the 2012 record melt year — traveled nearly 15 miles through […]

Trump asks Justice Department to launch full investigation into leaks from Manchester bomb probe

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  • 4 Hours ago
Following the release of crime scene photos from the Manchester concert bombing, President Trump has asked for “a complete review” of leaks from U.S. government agencies. The president is expected to get an earful from British Prime Minister Theresa May following the apparent leak. In a statement, Trump said “there is no relationship we cherish […]

Trump called the GOP hopeful in Montana a ‘wonderful guy.’ Pence endorsed him, too. They’ve both been mum since an alleged assault.

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  • 4 Hours ago
President Trump and Vice President Pence both stayed silent Thursday morning in the wake of a misdemeanor assault citation being filed against the Republican candidate in Montana’s special congressional election — a hopeful whom Trump and Pence have urged voters to support. In a robo-call on the eve of Election Day, Trump referred to the […]

Trump and Obama are having very different trips to Europe

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  • 4 Hours ago
Thanks to an awkward coincidence, President Trump is in Brussels at the same time as predecessor Barack Obama is in Berlin. These two trips are certainly offering contrasting views of the United States’ relationship with Europe. Obama was in the German capital on Thursday morning to appear alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a biannual […]

Trump and French President Macron get to know each other with a fierce handshake

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  • 6 Hours ago
BRUSSELS — If relationships were defined by how two people shake hands, then the one between the newly elected presidents of the United States and France is going to be rather fierce. As President Trump met French President Emmanuel Macron for the first time, welcoming him to lunch Thursday at the residence here of the […]

Five ways in which this wave of demonstrations in Venezuela is different

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  • 8 Hours ago
CARACAS, Venezuela — For nearly two months, Venezuelans have been holding almost-daily demonstrations against the government of President Nicolás Maduro, demanding early elections, more democratic rights and the release of political prisoners. At least 55 people have died in the protests, which come amid a severe economic crisis in the oil-producing country. This isn’t the […]

Trump’s controversial visit to the Western Wall and why it was so important to Jews

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  • 9 Hours ago
JERUSALEM — There were a several pivotal moments during President Donald Trump’s first state visit abroad but one that Israelis and Jews are likely to remember is his stop at one of Judaism’s holiest site — the Western Wall in Jerusalem. No other sitting American president has visited the Western Wall, known in Hebrew at […]

Does an HHS appointee believe abortion increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer?

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  • 12 Hours ago
I was surprised, then, when the next thing she said was that abortion increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer. The National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have rejected that claim, citing, among other research, a 2004 analysis of 53 studies involving 83,000 women that found […]
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