Happy Domestic Disturbance Day!

Politics at the Thanksgiving dinner table should get you held face-down in the gravy boat until the bubbles stop. https://t.co/epPl5yaoBJ — Tamara K. (@TamSlick) November 22, 2018 At least when Crazy Uncle Trumpanzee does it, you can wait until he steps out for a smoke and lock him on the porch. With your super-Progressive cousin, you're stuck listening to the Meat is Murder lecture all the way through the main course. . [Author: Tam]
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US troops limited to batons on Mexico border

US troops stationed on the border with Mexico ahead of the expected arrival of a Central American migrant caravans can intervene to quell violence but will be armed only with batons, Defense Minister Jim Mattis said on Wednesday. The White House has given almost 5,800 troops posted along the frontier guidance that they can come to the aid of any Customs and Border Protection agents who come under attack, Mattis told reporters. In all, some 8,000 migrants are currently crossing Mexico in severa...
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Oldest Pearl Harbor survivor dies at 106

The oldest American survivor of the Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor has died.  Ray Chavez was 106.Gary Bobileff of the Spirit of Freedom Foundation told 10News, "He was a humble man and he was truly a patriot."Seaman first class Ray Chavez was assigned to the Navy minesweeper U.S.S. Condor; it was on continuous duty for the next nine days in the waters around Pearl Harbor.  Bobileff described his focus as two-fold."Number one; love of country; that is of paramount important. Number two: Be s...
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Reasons to visit Nairobi now

Ewaso Nai’ Beri was the name given to the city of Nairobi by the Maasai, the ethnic group of what is now Kenya and northern Tanzania. Today, the “place of cool waters” is a thriving African capital — with incredible wildlife sites, rich cultural history, and a lively arts and music scene. The Kenyan city is poised to become one of the biggest cultural hotspots in the entire world, and considering Kenya Airways just launched the first direct flight between the US and Nairobi via New York’s JFK...
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Igor Korobov, head of Russian spy agency accused over Salisbury attack, dies aged 63 after 'serious illness'

The head of Russian military intelligence, which is accused of orchestrating the Salisbury Novichok attack, has died. Igor Korobov died on Wednesday after "a serious and long illness," Russian news agencies reported, citing the defence ministry. The 63-year-old GRU Chief's death comes after a series of embarrassments for the secretive organisation, for which he was reportedly berated by President Vladimir Putin. Mr Putin reportedly gave Mr Korobov a personal dressing down last month for the...
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Here’s when all the best TV Christmas specials and movies will air in 2018

Deck the halls and rev up your DVR. The blizzard of holiday-themed TV fare is about to begin. As usual, programmers are making merry with a lineup full of specials, gooey movies and animated treats that mark the so-called most wonderful time of the year. To help you keep up, we’ve made a list — and checked it twice — of the notable shows airing after Thanksgiving and through New Year’s Eve. Be aware that many programs re-air multiple times. With a few exceptions, we have listed only the initial ...
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White House approves military to use lethal force at southern border

The White House will allow military troops to use lethal force at the southwest border.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Drivers who pass cycle training scheme could get cheaper insurance

Idea forms part of government plan to protect cyclists and other vulnerable road usersDrivers could be given cheaper insurance if they take cycle training, while police will make it easier for people to submit video clips showing dangerous driving, under a new plan to protect vulnerable road users announced by the government.The two-year scheme will also see a new “cycling and walking champion” appointed, with councils encouraged to spend 15% of their transport budget on active travel. Continue ...
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White House authorizes 'lethal force' by troops at border. What does it mean?

Immigration activists and federal officials are trying to understand the implications of a White House memo on Wednesday authorizing “a show or use of force (including lethal force, where necessary)” by the troops deployed on the border with Mexico.
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Trump grants troops guarding border authority to use 'lethal force' – report

White House ‘decision memorandum’ claims evidence indicates migrants ‘may prompt incidents of violence’Donald Trump has authorized US troops guarding the border against migrant caravans to use deadly force if necessary, it was reported on Wednesday. Related: 'He may not rewrite immigration laws': Trump's asylum ban blocked by federal judge Continue reading...
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President Trump Escalates Attacks on ‘Obama Judges’ After Rare Rebuke From Chief Justice

The criticism follows a ruling that blocked Trump's asylum ban
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Richelle Huizar drops out of 2020 LA council race amid FBI probe

Richelle Huizar, who announced in September that she would seek the LA City Council seat currently held by her husband, made the announcement Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, that she is withdrawing from the race. The FBI searched her husband’s offices and their home two weeks ago. (Courtesy photo) By CRAIG CLOUGH | City News Service LOS ANGELES — Two weeks after the FBI conducted searches of her home and two of her husband’s offices, Richelle Huizar, wife of City Councilman Jose Huizar, announced We...
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Los Angeles prosecutor declines felony case against Avenatti

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles district attorney declined to prosecute attorney Michael Avenatti on felony domestic abuse charges on Wednesday and referred allegations that he roughed up his girlfriend to the city attorney for a possible misdemeanor case. Avenatti, 47, was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence last week after his girlfriend […]
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White House gives Mattis expanded powers for U.S. troops on border

Reuters reported on Monday that the White House was likely to give troops authority to protect Customs and Border Protection agents stationed along the U.S. border with Mexico if they come under threat from migrants seeking to cross into the United States. Speaking with reporters on Wednesday, Mattis confirmed that he had been given the additional authority, but would await a request from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) before deciding how to use it. Mattis said, depending on the DHS...
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As number of GOP women in Congress dips, party seeks answers

WASHINGTON (AP) — For congressional Republicans, this month’s elections ushered in the year of the woman — literally. West Virginia’s Carol Miller will be the only Republican woman entering the 435-member House as a newcomer in January. She’ll join what may be the chamber’s smallest group of female GOP lawmakers since the early 1990s — […]
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Former Librarian of Congress James Billington dead at 89

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Librarian of Congress James Billington, who led the world’s largest library for nearly three decades and brought it into the digital age, has died. He was 89. Carla Hayden, the current librarian of Congress, praised Billington’s “vigor for philanthropy and tireless efforts to expand the reach and impact of the library.” […]
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Trump rejects criticism by Chief Justice John Roberts, says Obama-appointed judges have ‘much different point of view’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump rejects criticism by Chief Justice John Roberts, says Obama-appointed judges have ‘much different point of view’
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Rebuking Trump’s criticism of ‘Obama judge,’ Chief Justice Roberts defends judiciary as ‘independent’

By Felicia Sonmez WASHINGTON – U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday issued an extraordinary statement in response to President Donald Trump’s criticism of federal judges, one day after the president blamed an “Obama judge” for ruling against his administration’s ban on asylum for those who cross the border illegally. “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,” Roberts said in a statement released the day before Thanksgiving. “What we have is an extraordi...
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Thanksgiving: Barack Obama pays surprise visit to Chicago food bank to help prepare meals

Barack Obama has surprised volunteers at a Chicago food bank with an unannounced visit to help prepare Thanksgiving meals. The former president arrived with bags of donated food and donned latex gloves to work side by side with volunteers at the non-profit organisation, which helps provide meals to more than 700 food pantries and shelters across Cook County, Illinois. Mr Obama – who helped bag potatoes – brought staff from his Obama foundation with him.
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Barack Obama Helps Out For Thanksgiving

Former President Barack Obama is taking time during the holiday season to volunteer at a local Chicago food bank.
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Barack Obama Helps Out Chicago Food Bank For Thanksgiving

Former President Barack Obama is taking time during the holiday season to volunteer at a local Chicago food bank.
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May plans Brussels dash to finalise Brexit deal on eve of summit

Move follows pressure from Angela Merkel to agree final form of political declarationTheresa May is to make an emergency dash to Brussels on Saturday to complete the Brexit negotiations after Angela Merkel threatened to pull the plug on the Sunday leaders’ summit unless a deal was finalised beforehand.As she emerged from talks lasting nearly two hours with Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels, the British prime minister said there had been “very good progress” and vowed to finish the job in time. Con...
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DeVos Reinstates For-Profit Watchdog Obama Cut Over ‘Lack Of Compliance’

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday restored federal recognition to an accrediting group that oversees dozens of for-profit colleges but was shut down by the Obama administration over allegations of lax supervision. Her decision says the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools was found to be “substantially in compliance” in 19 of 21 areas reviewed by the Education Department. DeVos moved to reinstate the group’s accrediting powers but said it must fix lingering probl...
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Trump Administration Defends Legality Of VA Shadow Rulers

In a court filing, government lawyers argued that a Watergate-era sunshine law doesn’t apply to three Trump associates influencing the VA from Mar-a-Lago. The Trump administration is defending the legality of having three Trump associates help steer the Department of Veterans Affairs from the president’s Mar-a-Lago resort, asserting that a Watergate-era sunshine law on advisory committees shouldn’t apply. In a court filing last week, the government lawyers argued in part that the trio didn’...
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Outdated voting machines spark election worries in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — When the federal government offered money to help states buy new vote-counting machines in 2002, Nebraska officials jumped at the chance. Nebraska used its share of the funding to create a statewide election system with new equipment for all 93 counties — including some remote, low-income areas that still hand-counted their […]
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Talking politics over turkey? Pro tip: Don’t!

Samuel Gladding, a counseling professor at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, has some advice for families who hope to share Thanksgiving Day even though they hold deeply divergent opinions about politics. “Focus on gratitude; what has gone, and is going, well.” “Focus on similarities. People may be different from us, but they (also) are similar. Find the common thread.” “Focus on food, family, and friends. These three connect us, and connectivity brings us together.” “Focus on the future...
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Twitter Users Are Condemning Trump Again For His Treatment Of April Ryan

Trump responded to the veteran White House reporter's question by pointing at her and turning away.
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German car bosses invited to White House to discuss tariffs - Handelsblatt

The Trump administration has invited the heads of Volkswagen , BMW and Daimler to the White House to discuss U.S. tariffs on carmakers, the Handelsblatt newspaper reported on Wednesday.
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Ballot counting nears end with Alaska House race close

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska election officials plan to count any remaining ballots from this month’s election, with the outcome of a state House race being closely watched. Wednesday marked the deadline for overseas ballots. Any such ballots received must be postmarked on or before Nov. 6, which was Election Day. The race to replace […]
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Chief Justice John Roberts rebukes Trump over ‘Obama judge’ comment

In a direct rebuke to President Donald Trump, Chief Justice John Roberts defended the independence and integrity of the federal judiciary Wednesday, issuing a statement responding to Trump’s criticism of a judge who had ruled against the administration’s asylum policy.
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