UC Berkeley students attend as President Trump signs executive order to protect free speech on college campuses

President Trump's executive order threatens to rescind federal research funding from universities that don't "protect and support" freedom of speech.
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North Korea, seeking food aid, links sanctions to shortages

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Kumkhop Trading Co. President Ri Jong Ho sweeps his hand over a table full of foods produced at his factory. There’s a bowl of assorted candies and rice cakes, a plate of sausages and ham, slices of a French baguette and Russian dark bread. “We are doing fine,” he says […]
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The Latest: Ethiopian airline defends pilots' training

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the Ethiopian plane crash (all times local):

NCAA Latest: Michigan routs Montana to reach round of 32

Charles Matthews had 22 points and 10 rebounds in his best performance since coming back from injury, and No. 2 seed Michigan put Montana away early in a 74-55 win in the first round of the NCAA Tournament            [Author: AP]
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Voter on Ocasio-Cortez: She's ridiculous

CNN's Jason Carroll speaks about the 2020 election with moderate Democrats who left their party to vote for President Trump in 2016.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has these voters spooked

CNN's Jason Carroll speaks about the 2020 election with moderate Democrats who left their party to vote for President Trump in 2016.

QB Drew Lock's leadership amid racial unrest at Missouri helped make him NFL ready

The son of a former Missouri Tiger, Drew Lock grew up wanting to wear the black and gold, so much so that when he developed into a four-star prep quarterback at Lee's Summit High, he spurned the likes of blue-bloods like Ohio State and Texas to attend his home-state school in 2015. “That six- or eight-week period [that year], it probably would have broken a lot of kids that age,” Lock's father, Andy, told Yahoo Sports at his son's pro day on Thursday. It played a significant role ...
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Dozens killed as huge explosion rips apart Chinese chemical plant

A powerful explosion ripped through a chemical plant in eastern China Thursday, killing at least 47 people and severely injuring 90 others.

Wyoming governor planning grizzly ‘summit’ with other states

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s governor says he has spoken with governors of neighboring states about the possibility of holding a grizzly summit. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Thursday that Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon says he met with the governors of Montana and Idaho to discuss convening a summit to address the growing population of grizzly […]
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Australia: Industrial manslaughter offence and other changes coming to model Work Health and Safety laws - Corrs Chambers Westgarth

The report of the first national review of Australia's model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws has been released.

Oversight Chair Demands Kushner’s Secret WhatsApp Msgs With ‘Foreign Leaders’

Rep. Elijah Cummings accuses White House of obstructing its probe into private messaging.

Trump administration policies may threaten some animal species

Trump administration policies surrounding oil and gas drilling are threatening to kill off endangered species, according to environmentalists.            [Author: USA TODAY]

China begins training first cloned police dog

One Chinese police force has a new asset this month: its first cloned police dog.

Police shoot driver dead after car rams crowd in Chinese city, killing six

Six people were killed Friday after a car drove into a crowd in central China's Hubei province.

Women in New Zealand are wearing a 'headscarf for harmony'

One week ago a gunman made his way into two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 50 people. On Friday, women across the country are donning a headscarf similar to a traditional hijab worn by Muslim women to show their support for the victims and the religion.

Australia: Some practical environmental and social tips in response to the Rocky Hill Coal Project decision - Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Proponents should ensure that all applications address the concerns of the community, climate change and social impacts.

Grubauer’s 44 saves help Avalanche overcome Stars 3-1

DALLAS (AP) — Philipp Grubauer made a season-high 44 saves, including 23 in the third period, defensemen Erik Johnson and Tyson Barrie scored goals and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 3-1 on Thursday night to make the Western Conference playoff race even tighter. Grubauer has allowed only two goals while facing 104 shots […]
Tags: Sports

Some CVS stores selling topical products infused with cannabis extract CBD but not edibles

Select CVS stores in Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and Tennessee are selling some hemp-derived CBD products.            [Author: USA TODAY]

Lawsuit contends JetBlue pilot drugged three crew members, raped two

A lawsuit claims that two JetBlue pilots drugged three crew members during a Puerto Rico layover, with one pilot allegedly raping two crew members.            [Author: USA TODAY]

ICE: Man who killed Washington state deputy this week was Mexican citizen illegally in US

A road rage suspect who fatally shot a sheriff’s deputy this week was living in the United States illegally, the federal government said Thursday.            [Author: USA TODAY]

Facebook Stored Millions Of User Passwords In Plain, Readable Text

The information was held in a readable format within the company's internal data storage systems. Facebook says it "found no evidence to date" of abuse.(Image credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Labor replaces Higgins candidate with high-profile barrister Fiona McLeod

Liberal stronghold in Melbourne could be in play with the retirement of cabinet minister Kelly O’DwyerLabor has replaced its candidate in the federal Victorian seat of Higgins with a high-profile barrister in a move that shows the Liberal stronghold could be at risk of falling for the first time.The incumbent MP for the affluent inner Melbourne electorate, the cabinet minister Kelly O’Dwyer, announced her resignation from politics in January, citing hopes to spend more time with her children. Co...
Tags: Australian politics, Australia news, Liberal party, Labor party, Bill Shorten, Victoria, Australian Greens

Officials: Man defrauded donors with fake Bernie, Beto sites

BLYTHE, Calif. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say an 80-year-old California man defrauded donors by setting up fake political action committees purporting to support campaigns including Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s Senate race in Texas. The Los Angeles Times reports Thursday that John Pierre Dupont is charged with wire fraud and […]
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Mike Pence Talks Border Security as He Visits an ICE Field Office in Atlanta

He discussed the "broader mission of border security" and thanked the men and women who work for ICE
Tags: Uncategorized, Immigration, Onetime, Overnight

Australia: Same-same but different: it is time to close the gender pay gap - Bartier Perry

The article looks at the gender wage gap (for like-for-like roles) and suggests actions to reduce the gender pay gap.

Death Toll in China Chemical Plant Explosion Rises to 47

The blast in the city of Yancheng is the worst industrial accident in years
Tags: Uncategorized, China, Onetime, Overnight

Switzerland: Distance Selling Update - PrimeTax AG

In our July 2018 newsletter, we looked at the new Swiss VAT obligations for the e-commerce business that were to come into force from 1 January 2019.

This Exuberant Bison Doing a Happy Dance Is More Pumped for Spring Than Anyone

She busted some killer moves on an open prairie
Tags: Uncategorized, Onetime, Overnight, Viral

UK: Q&A - New AIC Code And Implications For LSE-Listed Offshore Companies - Ogier

This Q&A sets out an overview of the principal changes included in the revised version of the AIC Code of Corporate Governance (AIC Code) and why this will be relevant for boards of directors

K-Pop in crisis: Scandal threatens to end the 'Korean Wave' and exposes culture of toxic masculinity

South Korea's entertainment industry is a cultural juggernaut that has allowed the East Asian nation to punch well above its weight in terms of global soft power.

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