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  • Roman Polanski remained a fugitive from justice
    Roman_polanski_remained_a_fugitive_from_justice 2017-08-19 06:16:51 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against him dismissed. Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ruled that Polanski r...
  • Nikki Haley contradicts Trump: "We must denounce & isolate" white nationalists
    U.s._considers_military_options_against_north_korea 2017-08-19 03:38:03 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told staff in an email - seen by Reuters on Friday - that everyone must stand up and condemn hate, as President Donald Trump faces a backlash for his response to violence at ...
  • Bannon's Controversial Departure Of The White House
    Bannon's_controversial_departure_of_the_white_house_ 2017-08-18 18:27:58 UTC
    WASHINGTON/HAGERSTOWN, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday fired Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist in the latest high-level White House shake-up, removing a powerful and controversial figure known for far-right political views. ...
  • Trump/Conspiracy Theorist Makes Up Story About 'General Pershing'
    Trump_threatens_comey_to_not_leak_to_media 2017-08-17 21:48:27 UTC
    After he struggled to condemn a white supremacist terrorist attack in the United States, reluctantly condemned it, and then pivoted back to the idea that not every participant in a neo-Nazi rally that ended with a woman’s murder was necessarily ba...
  • Waves of asylum seekers crossing the US border into Canada
    Waves_of_asylum_seekers_crossing_the_us_border_into_canada 2017-08-17 20:25:42 UTC
    TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - The number of asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government data released on Thursday, as migrants worried about the U.S. administration...
  • Trump Encouraged Alt-Right Groups To Be More Violent
    Trump_encouraged_alt-right_groups_to_be_more_violent 2017-08-16 04:21:43 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that left- and right-wing extremists became violent during a weekend rally by white nationalists in Virginia, reigniting a political firestorm over U.S. race relations and his own lea...
  • Premiums would rise 20% if Trump stops federal pay for health care
    Premiums_would_rise_20__if_trump_stops_federal_pay_for_health_care 2017-08-15 19:45:50 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Premiums for many would rise 20 percent in 2018 if Trump stops federal payments to health insurers, a nonpartisan congressional office said on Tuesday. The Congressional Budget Office also found that terminating the payme...
  • Is Recession Looming? U.S. Household Debt Jumps To A New Record High
    Is_recession_looming__us_household_debt_jumps_to_a_new_record_high 2017-08-15 18:10:40 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans' debt level notched another record high in the second quarter, after having earlier in the year surpassed its pre-crisis peak, on the back of modest rises in mortgage, auto and credit card debt, where delinquencies j...
  • North Korea delayed its decision on firing missiles towards Guam
    16088_north_korea_is_not_interested_in_an_iran-like_dialogue_with_the_united_states 2017-08-15 08:15:45 UTC
    SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea's leader has delayed a decision on firing missiles towards Guam while he waits to see what the United States does next, the North's state media said on Tuesday, as South Korea's president said Seoul would s...
  • Who Are We? A Timeline of the Dark Side of America
    Who_are_we__a_timeline_of_the_dark_side_of_america_ 2017-08-15 07:41:17 UTC
    <h2>What Happened in Charlottesville Is All Too American</h2><h3>To affirm that vicious race-based violence is not who we are is to erase our very recent, collective past.</h3><strong>By JOSHUA ZEITZ August 13, 2017</strong><img alt="Who_are_we__a...
  • New Low: Trump Job Approval Rating at 34%
    New_low-_trump_job_approval_rating_at_34_ 2017-08-14 19:53:49 UTC
    GALUPP (by Frank Newport) — President Donald Trump's job approval rating in Gallup Daily tracking is at 34% for the three-day period from Friday through Sunday -- by one point the lowest of his administration so far. It is difficult to pinpoint...
  • Victim of Neo-Nazi White Nationalists Wept for Social Justice
    Heather_heyer_went_to_downtown_charlottesville_to_make_a_stand_against_neo-nazis_and_ku_klux_klan 2017-08-14 07:13:23 UTC
    (Reuters) - Heather Heyer came to downtown Charlottesville with her friends to make a stand against white nationalists who converged on the Virginia college town to demand the city keep a statue honoring a Confederate war hero, her boss said on Su...
  • White Nationalist Terrorism In US: Car Slammed Into Crowd in Charlottesville, Va.
    White_nationalists_terror_in_us-__car_slammed_into_crowd 2017-08-13 06:24:18 UTC
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump declined to denounce white nationalists terrorism in Charlottesville, Va., Friday night and Saturday. Instead, he condemned a “display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on man...
  • Mueller Turns Up The Heat With Unusual Search Warrant In Russia Probe
    Mueller's_inquiry_into_trump's_russia_ties_ramping_up 2017-08-12 21:02:20 UTC
    Federal prosecutors have lots of ways to intensify pressure on the people they're investigating, from early morning FBI raids to leaning on relatives of those under government scrutiny. But even by those measures, the special counsel investigat...
  • Trump threatens military intervention in Venezuela
    Trump_threatens_military_intervention_in_venezuela 2017-08-12 04:00:31 UTC
    BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday threatened military intervention in Venezuela, a surprise escalation of Washington's response to Venezuela's political crisis that Caracas disparaged as "craziness." Venezuela h...
  • Trump has unchecked authority to use nuclear weapons
    Trump_has_unchecked_authority_to_use_nuclear_weapons 2017-08-11 05:27:54 UTC
    The military chain of command provides the president with complete authority to order the use of nuclear arms, Princeton researcher and Global Zero founder Bruce Blair tells DW (Deutsche Welle) Germany's international broadcaster. He also talks ab...
  • WH-Gorka: Tillerson’s input on military matters nonsensical
    Trump's_deputy_assistant_says_tillerson_discussing_military_matters_is_'nonsensical' 2017-08-11 04:42:23 UTC
    An adviser to President Donald Trump said it was "simply nonsensical" to think that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson should discuss US military decisions in relation on North Korea. Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to the president, made the ...
  • FBI raids home of Trump's Paul Manafort
    Donald_trump_jr._and_paul_manafort_will_testify_in_congress 2017-08-09 18:32:42 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FBI agents seized documents and other material last month at the Virginia home of President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, as part of a special counsel's probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 201...
  • Who is more crazy, Kim Jong-un or Trump?
    Who_is_more_crazy__kim_jong-un_or_trump_ 2017-08-09 21:09:42 UTC
    Sen. John McCain summed up a widespread American view when last March he described Kim Jong-un as “this crazy fat kid that’s running North Korea.” The breathless style of media reporting about Kim, and his father before him, has played up his ...
  • NY Times Rejects Pence’s Accusation Of "Fake News": The Story Speaks For Itself
    Ny_times_responds_to_pence_2020_run_slam-_the_story_speak_for_itself 2017-08-07 00:00:27 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday denied that he is preparing for a presidential election run in 2020, saying the suggestion is "disgraceful and offensive." Pence was responding to a New York Times report that some...
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Chicago will sue the Trump administration
    Mayor_rahm_emanuel-_chicago_will_sue_the_trump_administration 2017-08-06 20:40:09 UTC
    CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chicago will sue the Trump administration on Monday over threats to withhold public safety grant money from so-called sanctuary cities, escalating a pushback against a federal immigration crackdown, Mayor Rahm Emanuel ...
  • Iraq Massacre: Blackwater Murder Conviction Thrown Out
    Iraq_massacre-_blackwater_murder_conviction_thrown_out 2017-08-05 07:10:37 UTC
    Former Blackwater security contractor Nicholas Slatten has had his first-degree murder conviction overturned by a federal appeals court. Nicholas Slatten was involved in the 2007 slaying of 14 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad. Four Blackwater securit...
  • HAPPY OBAMA DAY!
    Happy_obama_day! 2017-08-04 23:55:43 UTC
    #ObamaDay CHICAGO — Former President Barack Obama turned 56 Friday and got a special present from Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. With a stroke of his pen, the Republican governor designated Aug. 4 as Obama Day — a holiday to honor the 44th pre...
  • Apple to launch 'Call Watches' without needing an iPhone
    Apple_to_launch_'call_watches'_without_needing_an_iphone 2017-08-04 22:52:29 UTC
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc plans to release a version of its smartwatch later this year that can connect directly to cellular networks, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Some of the new models for the Apple Watch ...
  • The Last Hope for Venezuela Is Also a Frightening One
    The_last_hope_for_venezuela_is_also_a_frightening_one 2017-08-03 22:53:35 UTC
    BY FRANCISCO TORO — Three months ago, Venezuela’s beleaguered president, Nicolás Maduro, pushed the nuclear button in Venezuelan politics: He declared that he would convene a Constituent Assembly, a specially elected body that’s allowed to do pret...