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Refugee Office That Lost 1,500 Kids Not 'Legally Responsible' For Finding Them: Official
Sat, 26 May 2018 18:13:06 -0400

Refugee Office That Lost 1,500 Kids Not 'Legally Responsible' For Finding Them: OfficialThe government program meant to place unaccompanied children taken from the


Venezuela releases imprisoned American Joshua Holt
Sat, 26 May 2018 11:48:05 -0400

Venezuela releases imprisoned American Joshua HoltSen. Bob Corker helped broker the release of Holt and his wife Thamy, who were accused of stockpiling weapons and held for two years without trial. They returned to the U.S. on Saturday.


Trump Unbelievably Rips Dems For Immigrant Kids Being Separated From Parents
Sun, 27 May 2018 01:23:51 -0400

Trump Unbelievably Rips Dems For Immigrant Kids Being Separated From ParentsPresident Donald Trump has bashed the Democrats for a hugely controversial


Indiana School Shooting: Hero Teacher, Jason Seaman, Recovering After Tackling Student Gunman
Sat, 26 May 2018 13:01:27 -0400

Indiana School Shooting: Hero Teacher, Jason Seaman, Recovering After Tackling Student GunmanThe teacher was shot three times.


Fight breaks out between passengers on American Airlines flight
Sat, 26 May 2018 12:12:58 -0400

Fight breaks out between passengers on American Airlines flightCell phone video captures a flight attendant telling passenger Jason Felix that he can’t have more alcohol during a flight from St. Croix to Miami. A fight broke out after he threatened another passenger and Felix now faces federal charges.


Small plane makes emergency landing on Utah freeway
Sat, 26 May 2018 17:50:51 -0400

Small plane makes emergency landing on Utah freewayOGDEN, Utah (AP) — No one was injured Saturday when a small plane clipped a car from behind while making an emergency landing on a major freeway in Utah, authorities said.


London introduces contactless payments for buskers
Sun, 27 May 2018 12:07:18 -0400

London introduces contactless payments for buskersLondon is introducing a contactless payment scheme for buskers in what organisers said would be a world first, Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Sunday as he unveiled a partnership with tech company iZettle. Under the "Busk in London" programme, street musicians in the British capital will be able to accept non-cash payments with contactless cards, wearable technology and chip and pin.


Border Patrol Alters Account Of Guatemalan Woman's Death
Sat, 26 May 2018 21:26:33 -0400

Border Patrol Alters Account Of Guatemalan Woman's DeathU.S. immigration authorities have altered their account of the Border Patrol's


One Harvey Weinstein accuser says she won't celebrate his arrest in a must-read thread
Sun, 27 May 2018 18:03:03 -0400

One Harvey Weinstein accuser says she won't celebrate his arrest in a must-read threadIn the days following Harvey Weinstein's arrest, some within the entertainment industry have posted a statement released by Time's Up — the organization created in the wake of the scandal.  Others, like actress Annabella Sciorra, have taken things a step further. Sciorra was one of the women to come forward in Ronan Farrow's follow up stories featured in The New Yorker. On Sunday, she shared that she felt the farthest thing from celebratory when she heard the initial news about his arrest.  SEE ALSO: Harvey Weinstein hands himself in to police in New York "The law finally caught up with Harvey Weinstein on Friday and charge him with multiple counts of rape and sexual assault," she tweeted. "But nothing about that felt celebratory to me."  The law finally caught up with Harvey Weinstein on Friday and charged him with multiple counts of rape and sexual assault. But nothing about that felt celebratory to me. — Annabella Sciorra (@AnnabellSciorra) May 27, 2018 "The smirk on his face as he was led out of the police station in cuffs made me physically sick," she continued. "The public statement from his lawyer was intended only to denigrate all the brave women who came forward and spoke out against him." "All that says is, money buys VIP treatment in the justice system no matter how serious or violent the crimes," she tweeted, after referencing his "million dollar bond."  Compare that to the case of Kalief Browder, who was denied bail after being accused of a misdemeanor, then spent four years in Rikers, over half of it in solitary confinement, awaiting a trial that never occurred. — Annabella Sciorra (@AnnabellSciorra) May 27, 2018 "Compare that to the case of Kalief Browder, who was denied bail after being accused of a misdemeanor, then spent four years in Rikers, over half of it in solitary confinement, awaiting a trial that never occurred," she went on, referencing the tragic case of Browder, who ultimately committed suicide at the age of 22 because of mental distress due to his incarceration.  "If there was truly 'equal justice under the law,' Harvey Weinstein would be behind bars in Rikers today, waiting for his own day in court, not free to roam New York, his other hunting ground, wearing an ankle bracelet," Sciorra wrote.  If there was truly ’equal justice under the law’, Harvey Weinstein would be behind bars in Rikers today, waiting for his own day in court, not free to roam New York, his other hunting ground, wearing an ankle bracelet. — Annabella Sciorra (@AnnabellSciorra) May 27, 2018 Mira Sorvino, who has been a vocal Time's Up supporter and came forward with her own Weinstein story in 2017, chimed in and thanked Sciorra for her words.  This thread is so important. I feel the same way, there was no jubilation although I was heartened that he was starting the process of standing trial. — Mira Sorvino (@MiraSorvino) May 27, 2018 WATCH: 82 women walked this year's Cannes red carpet in protest, calling for gender equality in the film industry


High school valedictorian addresses grads through bullhorn following speech ban
Sun, 27 May 2018 13:31:32 -0400

High school valedictorian addresses grads through bullhorn following speech banChristian Bales gave his graduation speech through a bullhorn outside the commencement venue after his school ruled his address too political to be given from the stage.


California’s voting structure could leave openings for GOP
Sat, 26 May 2018 14:26:06 -0400

California’s voting structure could leave openings for GOPThe top two vote-getters in California primaries advance to the general election, regardless of the candidates’ party. This is known as the “jungle primary” system. A crowded field of Democrats could make it easy for Republicans to win.


Trump Slams Media For Concocting Official Who Actually Ran His White House Briefing
Sat, 26 May 2018 21:43:50 -0400

Trump Slams Media For Concocting Official Who Actually Ran His White House BriefingPresident Donald Trump attacked The New York Times in a tweet Saturday,


Indiana School Shooting: 13-Year-Old Girl Shot Is in Critical But Stable Condition
Sat, 26 May 2018 15:22:46 -0400

Indiana School Shooting: 13-Year-Old Girl Shot Is in Critical But Stable ConditionIt is not clear if the shooting was targeted.


Tynes: NFL kneeling rule submits to Trump’s ‘fear-mongering’
Sat, 26 May 2018 14:20:14 -0400

Tynes: NFL kneeling rule submits to Trump’s ‘fear-mongering’Tyler Tynes, writer for SB Nation, says the National Football League overstepped its bounds by issuing its latest National Anthem regulation. However, former NFL safety Jack Brewer says the league has every right to dissuade protests in the workplace.


Mystery 'Wolf-Like' Animal Reportedly Shot In Montana, Baffles Wildlife Officials
Sat, 26 May 2018 13:40:01 -0400

Mystery 'Wolf-Like' Animal Reportedly Shot In Montana, Baffles Wildlife OfficialsMontana wildlife officials are puzzled by the carcass of wolflike animal they


Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii's Big Island
Sun, 27 May 2018 02:30:40 -0400

Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii's Big IslandA lava flow in Hawaii has entered the property of a geothermal power plant on the Big island.


Ireland votes to liberalize abortion laws with 66 percent in favor
Sat, 26 May 2018 13:24:28 -0400

Ireland votes to liberalize abortion laws with 66 percent in favorDUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland voted by a landslide to liberalize its highly restrictive abortion laws as 66 percent of the electorate backed a referendum, official results showed on Saturday. Voters in the once deeply Catholic nation were asked if they wished to scrap a prohibition that was enshrined in the constitution by referendum 35 years ago, and partly lifted in 2013 only for cases where the mother's life was in danger. Over 64 percent of eligible voters cast their ballot, one of the highest ever for a referendum. (Reporting by Padraic Halpin; Editing by Toby Chopra)


Legal hurdles may make Weinstein's prosecution an exception
Sat, 26 May 2018 09:57:25 -0400

Legal hurdles may make Weinstein's prosecution an exceptionLOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's arrest in New York Friday is a landmark moment in the #MeToo movement.


Weird Father's Day Gifts Your Dad Doesn't Know He Wants (But He Does)
Sat, 26 May 2018 08:00:37 -0400

Weird Father's Day Gifts Your Dad Doesn't Know He Wants (But He Does)As a dad, I take Father's Day seriously ― but not the gifts.


Colombia to be Nato's first Latin American 'partner' as country prepares for elections which could spell end of peace deal
Sat, 26 May 2018 14:10:15 -0400

Colombia to be Nato's first Latin American 'partner' as country prepares for elections which could spell end of peace dealColombia will become the first country in Latin America to join Nato as a "global partner", the outgoing president announced on the eve of the first presidential elections since its bloody civil war came to an end. Juan Manuel Santos, who signed a peace deal with the left-wing Farc guerrillas in 2016, ending the longest-running civil conflict in the western hemisphere and winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts, made the announcement on Friday night. Colombia will join next week as a "global partner", Mr Santos said, which means it will not necessarily have to take part in military action but will be fully accredited in Brussels. But the announcement came as the peace process, on which he staked his presidency, hangs in the balance. Mr Santos cannot run for a third term, and the current front-runner for Sunday's election is Right-winger Ivan Duque, who has sharply criticised the deal for giving too much ground to the Farc. Juan Manuel Santos meets Theresa May in London, in November 2016 Hand-picked by Mr Santos's rival and presidential predecessor, Alvaro Uribe, Mr Duque, a 41-year-old lawyer and financial consultant from a prominent political family in Antioquia, has said he would alter the peace agreement if he is elected. While legally the deal cannot simply be torn up by a new government, it can be effectively “slow waked” to failure by blocking legislation needed to fully implement the agreement. People gather in Bogota, at the main Bolivar Square, on September 26, 2016, to celebrate the historic peace agreement between the Colombian government and Farc Mr Duque faces a strong challenge in the elections from the Left-wing candidate, Gustavo Petro, a well-known former rebel from the M-19 group who has a track record in congress and as the mayor of Bogota. The other three candidates are more centrist, and all are seasoned politicians: Germán Vargas Lleras toward the centre-right, and Sergio Fajardo and Humberto de la Calle – chief negotiator of the Farc peace deal - toward the centre-left. Polls suggest that no one candidate will win outright on Sunday, in which case a run-off will be held on June 17. Colombia joining Nato as a partner country will mean it will cooperate on global security areas like cyber and maritime security, terrorism and links to organised crime. Alvaro Uribe, president of Colombia from 2002-10, has emerged as one of the fiercest critics of the peace deal, and has chosen Ivan Duque as his successor "Colombia benefits a lot from being an active part of the international community,” said Mr Santos, announcing the move, which had been agreed last year, on national television. “Many of the problems we face are increasingly global and need the support and collaboration of other countries for their solution." Other global partners include Afghanistan, Australia, Iraq, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mongolia, New Zealand and Pakistan.



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