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High-school principal accused of keeping Catholic-school kids off admission list

High-school principal accused of keeping Catholic-school kids off admission list | 26 March 2017 | A Queens public high-school principal [Khurshid Abdul-Mutakabbir] excluded 500 Catholic-school kids from a list of 4,000 students applying to get into his school, raising cries from furious parents of foul play "It was almost like they knew who would be accepted," said Middle Village resident Jimmy Guarneri, 47, of the lottery system that


US sending around 200 more troops to Middle East

US sending around 200 more troops to Middle East | 27 March 2017 | Two companies from the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division are being deployed to the Middle East to bolster security in either Iraq or Syria at the request of the top American commander in Baghdad fighting ISIS, a U.S. defense official with knowledge of the order told Fox News. It is not immediately clear where the roughly 200 additonal troops will end up.


Donald Trump printed out made-up 300bn pound Nato invoice and handed it to Angela Merkel

Donald Trump printed out made-up 300bn pound Nato invoice and handed it to Angela Merkel --President estimated Germany's underspend on alliance over the past 12 years, then added interest | 26 March 2017 | Angela Merkel will reportedly ignore Donald Trump's attempts to extricate 300bn pounds from Germany for what he deems to be owed contributions to Nato.


Woman who had terror conviction in Israel to be deported in plea deal

Woman who had terror conviction in Israel to be deported in plea deal | 23 March 2017 | Rasmieh Odeh, a former Michigan resident whose case was fiercely contested by both sides of the Arab-Israeli dispute, will be deported back to Jordan but spared jail time under a plea deal struck today, her attorney said.


Academic Freedom vs. "Social Justice:" Michael Rectenwald & Julian Klepper

Academic Freedom vs. "Social Justice:" Michael Rectenwald & Julian Klepper | 25 March 2017 | Discussion of social justice activism, intersectionality theory, academic freedom and more.


Violence erupts at pro-Trump rally in Huntington Beach

Violence erupts at pro-Trump rally in Huntington Beach | 25 March 2017 | Violence erupted at a Make America Great Again rally in Huntington Beach on Saturday after a protester opposed to President Trump allegedly doused a female organizer of the event with pepper spray, sparking a brawl that ended with several arrests.


Report: Sanctuary Cities Targeted With Enhanced Raids

Report: Sanctuary Cities Targeted With Enhanced Raids | 24 March 2017 | Immigration and Customs Enforcement is stepping up enforcement operations in so-called "sanctuary cities" in an effort to convince these jurisdictions to better cooperate with federal efforts, a CNN report says Friday.
 


Iraqi military says 61 bodies found in Mosul district more than week after U.S.-led strike

Iraqi military says 61 bodies found in Mosul district more than week after U.S.-led strike | 26 March 2017 | Iraq's military said on Sunday that 61 bodies were recovered from a collapsed building that Islamic State had booby-trapped in west Mosul, but there was no sign the building had been hit by a coalition air strike.


At least 400,000 civilians trapped in Mosul with no food or electricity - UN

At least 400,000 civilians trapped in Mosul with no food or electricity - UN | 24 March 2017 | Some 400,000 civilians stuck in Mosul's Old City, held by Islamic State militants, are dealing with food and electricity shortages, making the UN High Commissioner for Refugees believe that "the worst is yet to come" in the humanitarian crisis in northern Iraq. "The worst is yet to come, if I can put it this way.


Gunman surrenders after fatal shooting near Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas led to police standoff

Gunman surrenders after fatal shooting near Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas led to police standoff | 25 March 2017 | The suspect in a shooting that killed one and injured another on a bus Saturday outside the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas has surrendered after an hours-long standoff with police on the Strip. The melee began shortly before 11 a.m.


Pro-Houthi court sentences Yemen president to death for treason

Pro-Houthi court sentences Yemen president to death for treason | 25 March 2017 | A Yemeni court in territory controlled by the armed Houthi movement sentenced the group's enemy in a two-year-old civil war President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and six other top officials in his government to death for "high treason" on Saturday.


Ex-Penn State president guilty after failing to report suspected Sandusky abuse

Ex-Penn State president guilty after failing to report suspected Sandusky abuse | 24 March 2017 | Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up suspected child sex abuse by Jerry Sandusky in 2001.


Federal judge sides with Trump administration in travel ban case

Federal judge sides with Trump administration in travel ban case | 24 March 2017 | A federal judge in Virginia ruled in favor of the Trump administration Friday, declining to join other federal courts that halted the President's revised travel ban last week.


Bill Killed: Popular Roar Forces House GOP to Withdraw TrumpCare Vote

Bill Killed: Popular Roar Forces House GOP to Withdraw TrumpCare Vote | 24 March 2017 | Update: News outlets are reporting at 3:35pm that House Republicans pulled their healthcare bill just before the vote was to take place.


Trump administration grants approval for Keystone XL pipeline

Trump administration grants approval for Keystone XL pipeline | 24 March 2017 | President Trump announced Friday morning the granting of a permit for construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, calling it “the first of many infrastructure projects” that he would approve in order to put more Americans to work.


UPDATE: House steers toward climactic vote on GOP health care bill

UPDATE: House steers toward climactic vote on GOP health care bill | 24 March 2017 | Republicans muscled their capstone health care overhaul past an initial barrier and toward a climactic roll call Friday, plunging ahead despite uncertainty over whether they had the votes to prevail in what loomed as a monumental gamble for President Donald Trump and his GOP allies in Congress.


A Top Republican Just Dealt Trumpcare A Potentially Mortal Blow

House of Commons passes blasphemy motion M-103

House of Commons passes blasphemy motion M-103 | 23 March 2017 | The House of Commons has passed a Liberal backbencher's motion calling on federal politicians to condemn Islamophobia.


London attacker was British man with a criminal history, previously investigated by MI5

London attacker was British man with a criminal history, previously investigated by MI5 | 24 March 2017 | Police have identified the London attacker as a 52-year old British man who was born in Kent - Khalid Masood.


Man drives car at Antwerp shoppers day after London attacks

Man drives car at Antwerp shoppers day after London attacks --Updated: Man held after car speeds into Antwerp shopping street | 23 March 2017 | A man drove a car at speed into a pedestrianised street in Antwerp on Thursday, forcing people to jump out of its path, a day after an assailant rammed a vehicle into crowds in central London, police said.


London terror attack: Five dead after Westminster targeted

London terror attack: Five dead after Westminster targeted | 23 March 2017 | At least five people have been killed and 40 injured in a terror attack in the heart of London during the afternoon when a man crashed into pedestrians on a bridge, then killed a police officer outside parliament before being shot dead. What we know so far: Police are treating the deadly attack at Westminster as a terror attack.


More than 30 dead after US-led coalition air strike hits school sheltering families near Raqqa

More than 30 dead after US-led coalition air strike hits school sheltering families near Raqqa | 22 March 2017 | A suspected US air strike on a school being used as a shelter by families displaced from the Isil-held Syrian city of Raqqa killed at least 33 people on Tuesday, in the latest high civilian casualty raid by the c


Crowd tells nuclear agency to shut down Plymouth plant

Crowd tells nuclear agency to shut down Plymouth plant | 22 March 2017 | State legislators representing the region called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to stop the refueling of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station's reactor planned for this spring and instead order the plant to begin shutting down -- a demand that drew a roar of approval from the 200 plant opponents attending a public forum Tuesday in Plymouth.


House Intel chairman: Trump's personal communications may have been collected [aka Trump correctly asserted he was under surveillance]

Four people are dead - including police officer and terrorist - and 20 more injured - after killer mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge

Four people are dead - including police officer and terrorist - and 20 more injured - after killer mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before killer is shot attacking police in Parliament grounds | 22 March 2017 | Three people and a terrorist are dead after an attacker brought carnage to central London today, mowing down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and hacking at police with knives in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament.


NYPD: More security at 'sensitive British locations' after London attack

NYPD: More security at 'sensitive British locations' after London attack | 22 March 2017 | The NYPD is increasing security at some British sites in the city after a suspected terror attack Wednesday in London. The department is "deploying additional resources to sensitive British locations in New York City until we understand what’s going on in London," a spokeswoman said.


TERROR LIVE: Officer stabbed, attacker shot

TERROR LIVE: Officer stabbed, attacker shot | 22 March 2017 | Car mowed people down on Westminster Bridge in terror attack. One woman dead and others with "catastrophic" injuries. Police officer stabbed inside Parliament ground. Assailant shot by police.


Congress Votes to Kill Protections for Wolves, Bears on Alaska Refuges

Congress Votes to Kill Protections for Wolves, Bears on Alaska Refuges | 22 March 2017 | With the stroke of his pen, President Donald Trump could allow for bears, wolves and other predators to once again be hunted in Alaska's national wildlife refuges. Following in the footsteps of their House colleagues, Senate lawmakers [scum-bags] on Tuesday approved a measure to repeal an Obama-era rule that largely banned hunting of


Sadiq Khan: London mayor says terror attacks 'part and parcel' of living in a major city

Sadiq Khan: London mayor says terror attacks 'part and parcel' of living in a major city --Labour politician says capitals 'have got to be prepared' for attacks like New York bombing | 22 Sept 2016 | Sadiq Khan has said he believes the threat of terror attacks are "part and parcel of living in a big city" and encouraged Londoners to be vigilant to combat dangers...Mr Khan was elect


Baghdad car bomb kills at least 21

Baghdad car bomb kills at least 21 | 21 March 2017 | A car bomb exploded in the Iraqi capital on Monday, killing at least 21 people and wounding 43 others in a mainly Shia district in southwestern Baghdad. The attack - as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met US President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. - targeted a busy commercial district of the Hay al-Amel suburb, according to police and hospital officials.