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Trump Claims the CIA ‘Didn’t Conclude’ That the Saudi Prince Ordered Khashoggi’s Murder

President Donald Trump disputed that U.S. intelligence officials have definitively implicated Saudi’s crown prince
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The history of Thanksgiving day: Pies, parades and presidential pardons

While Thanksgiving is one of the biggest events in the American calendar, for us Brits it's always been a little bit of a mystery. The most exposure many of us get to the holiday is by watching American television series' Thanksgiving-themed episodes - and even those tend to leave us in the dark. From how the holiday came about to why the President pardons a turkey, here is everything you need to know about the American holiday. When is Thanksgiving? This year Thanksgiving falls today ...
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Reasonable discourse: can gardeners lead the way?  by  Elizabeth Licata

Fall color along the Niagara Gorge Polarized is a word I’d never thought I’d hear as much as I’ve heard it over the past two years. “Fake news” is a term I’d never heard before 2017. (I prefer the terms “disinformation” and “propaganda.”) That was then; this is now. Seeing issues in black and white extremes is the norm. But I think we can do better. While gardeners are seldom known for their harsh rhetoric, I have noticed a certain strain of us vs. them thinking—even some fanaticism—in garden...
Tags: Gardening, White House, Doug Tallamy, Elizabeth Licata, Ministry of Controversy, Tallamy, Carol Reese, Niagara Gorge Polarized


Trouble in paradise  by  Elizabeth Licata

Waiting for these Have you ever lived in a place that’s often the punchline of a joke? I have, for most of my life. It never bothered me or my friends much, though we sometimes would chat about unlikely scenarios that would transform Buffalo into a glamorous place to live. Like turning it into the Venice of the North by getting rid of our seldom-used metro line down Main Street, making it into a canal. That was just silly. But it turns out that the waterways we already have, combined with cli...
Tags: Gardening, White House, US, Harvard, Venice, Buffalo, Elizabeth Licata, Gardening on the Planet


Theresa May faces fresh battles to save Brexit strategy

Tory rebels demand rethink while EU states express concerns over fishing and GibraltarTheresa May is fighting on two fronts to save her Brexit negotiating strategy, with her own backbenchers lining up to describe it as unacceptable while European leaders warned that there could be no question of further concessions to the UK.The embattled prime minister heard repeated calls to renegotiate her Brexit deal from rebel Tories during a heated Commons debate, called after it emerged that the second ha...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Eu, Spain, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Gibraltar, Tories, Iain Duncan Smith, Brexit, Dominic Raab


Mac Collins, pioneering rural Georgia Republican, dies at 74

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgians are remembering Mac Collins, a truck driver-turned-lawmaker who helped build Georgia’s Republican Party. Collins died Tuesday and a funeral is scheduled Sunday. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the cause of death of the 74-year-old Collins wasn’t immediately known. “Mac was a dedicated public servant. He was a hard worker,” said Bo Bryant, […]
Tags: News, Mac, Atlanta, Georgia, Ap, Collins, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Mac Collins, Republican Party Collins, Bo Bryant


Weekly Primer: Trump Wanted DOJ To Prosecute His Enemies

News broke this week of yet another reported attempt by the President to use the executive branch in the service of his own whims. According to The New York Times, Trump asked then-White House counsel Don McGahn in the spring about ordering the Department of Justice to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey. Of course, neither Trump nor McGahn has that power, and even requesting an investigation would’ve raised huge red flags. According to former federal prosecutor Gene Rossi, the report d...
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Weekly Primer: Trump Wanted DOJ To Prosecute His Enemies. Would Whitaker?

News broke this week of yet another reported attempt by the President to use the executive branch in the service of his own whims. According to The New York Times, Trump asked then-White House counsel Don McGahn in the spring about ordering the Department of Justice to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey. Of course, neither Trump nor McGahn has that power, and even requesting an investigation would’ve raised huge red flags. According to former federal prosecutor Gene Rossi, the report d...
Tags: Energy, Texas, News, Obama, White House, America, Bloomberg, Hillary Clinton, Iowa, Rick Perry, Cape Town, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, James Comey, Trump


German car bosses willing to attend White House meeting - sources

The heads of Volkswagen , BMW and Daimler are ready to attend a meeting at the White House with the Trump administration, but have not yet received a formal invitation, industry sources said on Thursday.
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Comey resists closed-door Congress interview on FBI actions

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional committee has subpoenaed former FBI chief James Comey to make himself available for an interview, but he only wants to do it if the event is public. Comey says he’ll resist appearing behind closed doors Dec. 3. He says of House Republicans: “I’ve seen enough of their selective leaking and […]
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Spain accuses UK of treachery over Gibraltar Brexit deal

Madrid threatens to ‘stop the clock’ on Theresa May’s withdrawal agreementFollow all the latest news on Brexit in our live blogThe UK has been accused by Spain of “treachery” and acting “under the cover of darkness” in an escalation of a war of words over the future of Gibraltar that risks derailing Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Related: May defends under-fire Brexit plan: 'a deal is within our grasp' Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Gibraltar, Madrid, Brexit, Gibraltar Brexit


Trump conducting interviews at Mar-a-Lago for White House roles

President Donald Trump will be spending some of his Thanksgiving weekend at Mar-a-Lago talking to potential candidates for positions in his administration.
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Tennis great Billie Jean King feted for 75th birthday

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King is celebrating her 75th birthday, which lands on Thanksgiving this year. The tennis great recently hosted a birthday party at the New-York Historical Society that included New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and video tributes from former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Kraft noted King’s social justice […]
Tags: New York, News, Sports, Barack Obama, Ap, New England Patriots, Billie Jean King, Robert Kraft, New York Historical Society, Hillary Clinton Kraft


Kansas Medicaid expansion in doubt despite governor support

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic and moderate Republicans lawmakers worked together last year to try to make Kansas the latest state to expand Medicaid, only to see their bipartisan effort rewarded with a veto from former conservative GOP Gov. Sam Brownback. The election this month of a governor who supports Medicaid expansion seemed to remove […]
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Google crackdown on secret ‘dark adverts’ in EU elections

Tools launched to enforce transparency and avoid repeat of Russian misinformation campaign in Trump US electionsGoogle has launched a set of tools across Europe to help ensure political transparency in the run-up to the 2019 EU elections in an attempt to crack down on “dark adverts” online.The tools are a response, in part, to the Russian misinformation campaign during the 2016 US election, in which overseas operatives were able to buy political adverts to target Americans. Continue reading...
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UAE says it wants amicable solution over jailed British academic

Gulf state says Matthew Hedges has been treated fairly, after British criticism of caseThe United Arab Emirates has said it wants to reach an amicable conclusion to the dispute over the British academic Matthew Hedges, who was jailed for life on espionage charges this week.The sudden change in tone came after the British foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, warned of serious diplomatic consequences if Hedges was not released, and after a torrent of cross-party British criticism of a UAE court procedu...
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6 environmental topics to spark discussion at the Thanksgiving dinner table

Nothing sparks political discussion and debate more than a family dinner during the holidays. In this explosive political climate, chances are the conversation will run wild during Thanksgiving even more than it has in the past. To give you some ideas for the upcoming holiday season, here are some environmental topics to help spur your political discussion while you enjoy your turkey dinner. Elections With a major midterm election happening just this month, politics will be a hot topic at T...
Tags: Family, Politics, Design, Thanksgiving, Climate Change, California, Environment, Los Angeles, Communication, Earth, Features, Policy, Current Events, Animal Welfare, Paris, House Of Representatives


Trump Escalates His Feud With Roberts Over ‘Obama Judges’ Rebuke

In a Thanksgiving day tweet that began, “Justice Roberts can say what he wants,” Trump renewed his attacks on a federal appeals court that could decide the fate of a White House effort to curb migrants’ asylum claims. San Francisco’s 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is “a complete & total disaster,” Trump wrote.
Tags: News, Obama, White House, San Francisco, Trump, Roberts, 9th U S Circuit Court of Appeals


Corbyn says deal is '26 pages of waffle' and 'blindfold Brexit we all feared' - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenBrexit political declaration fails to offer frictionless trade8 things you need to know about political declaration for UK-EU future 4.14pm GMT Sir Edward Leigh, the Tory Brexiter, says he wants to help May. So can she assure him that, if the UK is still in the backstop by 2022, she will abrogate this treaty. He says the Vienna Convention allows that, and no parliament can bind its successor either.May says the intention is t...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Brexit, Corbyn, McFadden, Pat McFadden


Border town invaded by Pancho Villa rejecting talk of troops

COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — A small New Mexico village once attacked by Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa is rejecting talk of a wall and troops while embracing its legacy along the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis last week cited Villa’s 1916 raid of Columbus, New Mexico, as an example for why President Donald Trump […]
Tags: Travel, News, Mexico, Ap, New Mexico, Donald Trump, Columbus, Villa, U S Defense, Pancho Villa, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Jim Mattis, Columbus New Mexico


May defends under-fire Brexit plan: 'a deal is within our grasp'

PM tries to reassure Tories over fishing, Irish border and Gibraltar after political declaration publishedFollow all the latest news on Brexit in our live blogTheresa May has attempted to sell her Brexit plan to MPs by reassuring rebel Conservatives over issues such as the Irish backstop, fishing and Gibraltar, but received a chilly reception from both Brexiters and remainers. Related: The Brexit political declaration – rated Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Gibraltar, Article 50, Brexit, Trade Policy


UK commits to making new fisheries deal in leaked Brexit document

Government sources say a fisheries deal will be negotiated separately to any free trade agreementThe government has hit back at criticism over fishing rights in a leaked document on Britain’s post-Brexit relationship, saying UK negotiators had secured agreement that the EU’s future access to British waters would not be linked to trade.The leaked draft political declaration says that the two sides should “establish a new fisheries agreement,” ideally by 1 July 2020, and that the UK will become “a...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Brexit


Corbyn says Brexit deal is '26 pages of waffle' and 'blindfold Brexit we all feared' - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 3.13pm GMT Corbyn says “Chequers has been checked”. There is no reference to the common rulebook, or frictionless trade.He says the document mentions several agencies, without saying if the UK will remain a member. 3.12pm GMT Jeremy Corbyn says this 26-page document show how the Tory Brexit negotiation has failed.He says just over a year ago we were told by the government there would be a trade deal at the end of this pr...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Liam Fox, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn, Chequers


Hillary Clinton: Europe must curb immigration to stop rightwing populists

Europe and centre left everywhere need tougher approach to phenomenon that fuelled Trump and Brexit, says ClintonClinton, Blair, Renzi: why we lost, and how to fight backEurope must get a handle on immigration to combat a growing threat from rightwing populists, Hillary Clinton has said, calling on the continent’s leaders to send out a stronger signal showing they are “not going to be able to continue provide refuge and support”. Related: Clinton, Blair, Renzi: why we lost, and how to fight ba...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Greece, Angela Merkel, European Union, UK News, World news, US news, Hillary Clinton, Foreign Policy, Italy, Tony Blair, Matteo Renzi, Donald Trump, Brexit, Trump


Trump delivers Thanksgiving message to US service members

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has delivered a Thanksgiving message to American service members on duty around the world, telling them by telephone, “Your courage truly inspires us.” Trump told members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard that he and first lady Melania Trump wanted to […]
Tags: News, US, Ap, Donald Trump, Trump, Melania Trump, U S Coast Guard, PALM BEACH Fla, Nation & World Politics, Army Navy Marine Corps Air Force


Trump to speak to troops by teleconference, thank ‘patriots’

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump will be speaking to troops deployed across the world by teleconference as he celebrates Thanksgiving. Trump also is tweeting that he’ll be going to “see our Coast Guard patriots & to thank them for the great job they have been doing, especially with the hurricanes.” Trump is […]
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Birmingham University staff to boycott UAE campus after jailing of academic

Lecturers in UK will refuse to teach at Dubai outpost after Matthew Hedges sentencingStaff at the University of Birmingham have voted for an academic boycott of its campus in the United Arab Emirates as fears grow for the rights and safety of academics and students following the life sentence given to a Durham PhD student accused of spying in the UAE.The motion passed on Thursday means lecturers based in Birmingham will refuse to teach in Dubai and will not provide the campus with any academic s...
Tags: Politics, UK, Education, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Higher Education, Trade unions, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Universities, Birmingham, Uae, Durham, Academics, University of Birmingham


Senate clash looming over nation’s longest judicial vacancy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are working to soon fill the nation’s longest judicial vacancy with a North Carolina lawyer whose nomination has raised objections from black lawmakers and civil rights groups concerned about his work defending state laws found to have discriminated against African-Americans. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has helped push 84 […]
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