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Supreme Court revives Trump travel ban order

Supreme Court revives Trump travel ban order | 26 June 2017 | The Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his temporary bans on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for people with no connection to the United States while agreeing to hear his appeals in the closely watched legal fight.


Thousands protest against Belgian nuclear reactors

Thousands protest against Belgian nuclear reactors | 25 June 2017 | Thousands of protesters are demanding that Belgium immediately shut down two nuclear reactors because of safety concerns. German news agency dpa reported that people from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands formed a human chain across the border triangle of the three countries on Sunday.


Cyberattack on Parliament: Dozens of email accounts hacked

Cyberattack on Parliament: Dozens of email accounts hacked | 25 June 2017 | A cyberattack on Parliament has compromised dozens of email accounts belonging to parliamentarians, according to Sky sources. On Saturday hackers attacked the email server for Parliament. This prompted the digital security team to shut down external access to MPs and peers' email accounts, which are still unavailable.


Ohio Government Websites Hacked By Anti-Trump, Pro-ISIS Group

Ohio Government Websites Hacked By Anti-Trump, Pro-ISIS Group | 25 June 2017 | Several Ohio government websites were hacked on Sunday morning by a group that denounced President Donald Trump and supports the Islamic State [I-CIA-SIS]. The hacker calling itself Team System Dz replaced the websites' content with an anti-government message. "You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries.


NJ professor fired in wake of heated Fox News interview where she made racially insensitive comments

New Jersey college professor fired in wake of heated Fox News interview where she made racially insensitive comments | 25 June 2017 | A New Jersey community college has fired an adjunct professor after officials say she made racially insensitive comments on Fox News. Lisa Durden was axed from Essex County College as the adjunct communications professor on Friday - roughly two weeks after she appeared on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight'.


Oil truck explosion kills 146 people in Pakistan

Oil truck explosion kills 146 people in Pakistan | 25 June 2017 | An oil tanker crashed and exploded on a road in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 146 people, many of whom were collecting leaking fuel before it ignited, government officials and rescue workers said. The speeding tanker overturned on a sharp bend on a highway on the outskirts of the city of Bahawalpur. The driver lost control when the vehicle blew a tire, a provincial government spokesman said.


Feds probe Los Alamos lab for mislabeling and shipping nuclear materials by air

Feds probe Los Alamos lab for mislabeling and shipping nuclear materials by air | 25 June 2017 | Federal regulators are investigating an "absolutely unacceptable" violation of improper handling of nuclear material after the mislabeled cargo was sent on commercial cargo flights to two laboratories in the United States.


Koch network ramps up political spending while trying to push Trump team

Koch network ramps up political spending while trying to push Trump team --Vice President Mike Pence met with Charles Koch the day before a Koch network summit.


Australia to Seek Greater Powers on Encrypted Messaging at 'Five Eyes' Meeting

Australia to Seek Greater Powers on Encrypted Messaging at 'Five Eyes' Meeting | 25 June 2017 | Australia said on Sunday it will push for greater powers to tackle the use of encrypted messaging services used by terrorists and criminals at an upcoming meeting of ministers from the "Five Eyes" intelligence network.


Caught on tape: Dem official says he's 'glad' Scalise got shot

Caught on tape: Dem official says he's 'glad' Scalise got shot | 23 June 2017 | A Nebraska Democratic Party official was removed from his post on Thursday after an audio recording surfaced of him saying he's "glad" House Majority Whip Steve Scalise got shot last week.


Radioactive Waste Still Flooding Columbia River, EPA Says

Radioactive Waste Still Flooding Columbia River, EPA Says | 08 June 2017 | Groundwater contaminated with radioactive waste from the decommissioned Hanford nuclear facility in Washington state is still "flowing freely" into the Columbia River, a program manager with the U.S.


Holcomb fire near Big Bear now 65% contained

Holcomb fire near Big Bear now 65% contained | 23 June 2017 | (Big Bear Lake, CA) Firefighters have made progress overnight in battling the Holcomb fire north of Big Bear Lake resulting in 65 percent containment of the wildfire that consumed more than 1,500 acres, according to the U.S. Forest Service.


White Helmets Volunteer Caught With 'Rebels' Dumping Beheaded Bodies

White Helmets Volunteer Caught With 'Rebels' Dumping Beheaded Bodies --Skeptics of the White Helmets have long suspected the group to be a terrorist front group. | 23 June 2017 | A volunteer with the Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets [a US-backed terrorist group], was caught on video dumping the mutilated bodies of Syrian Army troops.


North Korea Denies Responsibility in Warmbier's Death, Slams Washington

North Korea Denies Responsibility in Warmbier's Death, Slams Washington | 23 June 2017 | North Korea has denied that it put deceased American student Otto Warmbier through cruel or torturous treatment during his 17-month detention in the country.


How the Senate's Health-Care Bill Would Cause Financial Ruin for People With Preexisting Conditions

How the Senate's Health-Care Bill Would Cause Financial Ruin for People With Preexisting Conditions --This bill will take American healthcare back to the completely broken system before the Affordable Care Act. | 23 June 2017 | ...This is where the new Senate bill makes significant--and dangerous--changes. The bill drives straight through these carefully crafted guardrails.


Man charged with terrorism-related murder in London van attack

Man charged with terrorism-related murder in London van attack | 23 June 2017 | A man suspected of driving a van at Muslim worshippers leaving a London mosque has been charged with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder, British police said on Friday. Darren Osborne, 47, is accused of plowing the rented vehicle into the group in Finsbury Park in the early hours of Monday morning. One man died at the scene and another 11 were injured.


U.S. Supreme Court limits rights of property owners

U.S. Supreme Court limits rights of property owners | 23 June 2017 | The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday narrowed the rights of property owners in disputes with governments and laid out a formula for determining when landowners are owed compensation in a case involving a vacant lot in Wisconsin on the picturesque St. Croix River.


NSA's use of 'traffic shaping' allows unrestrained spying on Americans

NSA's use of 'traffic shaping' allows unrestrained spying on Americans | 22 June 2017 | A new analysis of documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden details a highly classified technique that allows the National Security Agency to "deliberately divert" US internet traffic, normally safeguarded by constitutional protections, overseas in order to conduct unrestrained data collection on Americans.


Police considering manslaughter charges in Grenfell Tower fire investigation

Police considering manslaughter charges in Grenfell Tower fire investigation | 23 June 2017 | The fire that swept through Grenfell Tower in West London last week started with a faulty fridge freezer, and the outside cladding failed safety tests, police say.


USS Reagan crew can sue Japanese company over Fukushima nuclear disaster - court

USS Reagan crew can sue Japanese company over Fukushima nuclear disaster - court --Up to 75,000 US citizens could have been affected by the meltdown[s] | 23 June 2017 | A federal appeals court has ruled that members of the US Navy can, in a US court, pursue their lawsuit which alleges that they were exposed to radiation while providing aid after the nuclear crisis in Fukushima, Japan.


End $14 billion S.C. nuclear plant project, pay customers back for overruns, critics say

End $14 billion S.C. nuclear plant project, pay customers back for overruns, critics say | 22 June 2017 | Critics of SCE&G's [South Carolina Electric & Gas] over-budget and behind-schedule nuclear expansion project are asking state regulators to stop the utility from spending more money to build two atomic reactors -- and they want the power company to pay customers back for cost overruns. With the future of the project already in doubt, Friends of the Earth and the S.C.


Johnny Depp jokes about killing Donald Trump in Glastonbury appearance

Johnny Depp jokes about killing Donald Trump in Glastonbury appearance --Depp asks, 'When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?' | 23 June 21017 | Johnny Depp joked about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at Glastonbury.


4 Republican senators 'not ready to vote' for health care bill

4 Republican senators 'not ready to vote' for health care bill | 22 June 2017 | Senate Republican leaders unveiled what they called a "discussion draft" of their long-awaited health care bill, a part of the party's ongoing efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Four Republican senators have already come out in opposition to the Senate bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, jeopardizing its passage.


Senate GOP releases ObamaCare repeal bill with deep cuts to Medicaid

Senate GOP releases ObamaCare repeal bill with deep cuts to Medicaid | 22 June 2017 | Senate Republican leaders on Thursday released a draft of their long-awaited ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill ahead of a high-stakes vote expected next week.


'US coalition bombs randomly, hitting civilians rather than ISIS,' claim Raqqa refugees

'US coalition bombs randomly, hitting civilians rather than ISIS,' claim Raqqa refugees | 23 June 2017 | Civilian casualties from the US-supported operation to retake Raqqa are mounting daily, while those fortunate enough to survive and flee the ISIS-held city have accused the American-led coalition of "haphazard" bombardment allied to the indiscriminate use of white phosphorus...On Wednesday alone, US-coalition forces


Yellowstone grizzly bears to lose Endangered Species protection

Yellowstone grizzly bears to lose Endangered Species protection | 23 June 2017 | Grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park will be stripped of Endangered Species Act safeguards this summer, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced on Thursday in a move conservation groups vowed to challenge in court.


Islamic State blows up historic Mosul mosque where it declared its 'caliphate' in 2014

Islamic State blows up historic Mosul mosque where it declared its 'caliphate' in 2014 --ISIS accused American aircraft of destroying mosque, which US-led coalition denied | 22 June 2017 | Islamic State (IS) militants have [or the US-led coalition has] blown up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, the Iraqi military says, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed in on the site.


Deadly Portugal wildfire 'had criminal origins', fire chief claims

Deadly Portugal wildfire 'had criminal origins', fire chief claims | 21 June 2017 | A fierce wildfire that killed 64 people in Portugal over the weekend has been brought under control, officials have confirmed. Police say a rare mix of low humidity, powerful winds and extremely high temperatures fanned the flames. The fire, which erupted on Saturday and spread with breathtaking speed, is the country's deadliest natural disaster in decades.


Pentagon accused of wasting $28M on 'forest' camouflage uniforms for Afghan army

Pentagon accused of wasting $28M on 'forest' camouflage uniforms for Afghan army | 21 June 2017 | The Pentagon has reportedly spent $28 million dollars on "forest" camouflaged Afghanistan military uniforms rather than give them other patterns that cost nothing. The "forest" pattern that was selected by the Afghan Defense Minister is privately owned, whereas other camouflage schemes owned by the U.S. government are free.


Edwardsville, IL, man charged with threatening to assassinate President Trump

Edwardsville, IL, man charged with threatening to assassinate President Trump | 21 June 2017 | An Edwardsville, Illinois, man posted on Facebook that he wanted to assassinate President Donald Trump, and is now facing federal charges. Joseph Lynn Pickett was charged for threatening the president of the United States on June 15. U.S.