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To catch a fugitive official, China holds his two American children

Authorities have held them for months under a practice known as an exit ban — a tactic that has become the latest flash point in the rancorous relationship between the U.S. and China.
Tags: News, China, World, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Russian asylum-seeker dies after going on hunger strike while in ICE detention in Tacoma

Immigrants' rights groups want the state to investigate the death of Amar Mergansana, who died Saturday after an 86-day hunger strike while in ICE custody.
Tags: News, World, Nation, Local Politics, Local News, Tacoma, Northwest, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Amar Mergansana


Leandro Jasso, 25-year-old Army ranger from Leavenworth, killed in Afghanistan

The soldier, on his third deployment to Afghanistan, had connections to many people in the city.
Tags: News, World, Afghanistan, Nation, Obituaries, Army, Local News, Leavenworth, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Leandro Jasso


Why the Nazis were obsessed with finding the lost city of Atlantis

The mythical city of Atlantis was first mentioned in Plato's writings.Top Nazis, including Heimlich Himmler, tried to find the city through expeditions.The island was key to Nazi thinking about the "Aryan race". You might think Spielberg and Lucas just made up all the run-ins Indiana Jones kept having with the Nazis. But the truth is likely stranger than fiction - the Nazis were not only obsessed with the mystical and the undiscovered, they staked a large part of their strategy to winning Worl...
Tags: Asia, Politics, Science, Tibet, Washington, Germany, Nazis, India, Religion, Iran, History, War, Earth, Britain, Innovation, Portugal


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New Book Gives Voice to Trump’s Claims of a Vast Conspiracy Against Him

In the book “Trump’s Enemies,” by Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, President Trump repeats his unfounded assertion that President Barack Obama was complicit in spying against him.
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, David, Barack, Trump, Kelly, Corey Lewandowski, Lewandowski, Spicer, Books and Literature, Presidential Election of 2016, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Espionage and Intelligence Services, Bossie


Democrats’ Senate losses jeopardize national spotlight for possible 2020 hopeful Kamala Harris

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats’ midterm losses have created a dilemma for the party’s leadership over a key committee seat held by Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., a prospective 2020 presidential contender who is at risk of having to forfeit the high-profile assignment and the national spotlight that comes with it. Harris, a former prosecutor and state […]
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SDF Podcast 23: Pretty crazy ideas about the Facebook

“The ever-present function of propaganda in modern life is in large measure attributable to the social disorganization which has been precipitated by the rapid advent of technological changes.” This is not the latest comment on the perpetual missteps, mishaps and misuse of Facebook, but a quote from Harold D. Lasswell, eminent media scholar and creator of the eponymous and never-aging model and formula to determine media effects: who says what to whom in which channel with what effect? Who said...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Politics, London, Social Networks, Stanford, Germany, Marketing, Communication, Public Relations, Unilever, Society, Blogging, Web, Software


The Trump Administration's Attempt to Bury a New Climate Report on Black Friday Totally Backfired

On Friday afternoon, as Americans were nursing their turkey hangovers braving the malls for deals, the White House released a dire new report on the impacts of climate change—a move that was quickly eviscerated by politicians and the media as a cynical attempt to bury its findings.Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Trump Administration, National Climate Assessment, Were Talking About It


May to warn MPs that rejecting Brexit deal would put UK 'back to square one'

The PM faces a battle to get her plan, which Jeremy Corbyn has called ‘a miserable failure’, through parliamentTheresa May will take the high-stakes battle to save her Brexit plan and her premiership to all four nations of the United Kingdom this week after warning MPs on Monday that failing to back the deal will take Britain “back to square one”.EU leaders gave their formal backing to the Brexit deal at a special summit in Brussels on Sunday, after more than a year and a half of painstaking neg...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, United Kingdom, House Of Commons, Jean-claude Juncker


Trump tweets support of Mississippi senator ahead of runoff

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted support Sunday for U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, calling the Mississippi Republican an “outstanding person” the day before he planned to campaign with her ahead of Tuesday’s runoff election against a Democrat. Trump heads to Mississippi on Monday to campaign for Hyde-Smith — his second trip to the […]
Tags: News, Mississippi, Ap, Jackson, Donald Trump, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Hyde Smith, U S Sen Cindy, Democrat Trump


Ohio Gov. John Kasich 'very seriously' considering White House run in 2020

"We need different leadership, there isn't a question about it," Ohio's outgoing Republican Gov. John Kasich said Sunday.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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‘Thank You, President T’: Trump Congratulates Himself With Tweet About Falling Oil Prices

He also admonished the U.S. central bank over the cost of borrowing money
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Ukraine’s president to convene emergency meeting of the military’s top brass amid Russia tensions near Crimea

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s president to convene emergency meeting of the military’s top brass amid Russia tensions near Crimea.
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John Kasich and Democrat Sherrod Brown hint at 2020 presidential runs

Ohio senator Brown ‘seriously thinking about it’Outgoing Ohio governor Kasich considering ‘very seriously’Not since John F Kennedy in 1960 has a president won the White House without winning Ohio. On Sunday, two Ohio politicians said they were giving serious consideration to running in 2020.Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, told ABC’s This Week he and his wife were “seriously thinking about it”. Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, Abc, White House, US news, Democrats, US politics, John F Kennedy, Ohio, John Kasich, Brown, Kasich, Sherrod Brown, US elections 2020


Kenya: 3 Chinese to be charged with bribing i006Evestigators

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s director of public prosecutions says three Chinese nationals will be charged by the country’s anticorruption authority for paying a bribe to influence the outcome of fraud investigations. Noordin Haji said Sunday the three Chinese men work for the China Roads and Bridge Corp. at the Standard Gauge Railway in the […]
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Brexit deal: which obstacles await May in parliament?

Brexiters, DUP, Labour or even Tory MPs eyeing second referendum may get in wayIf Theresa May is to get her Brexit deal through parliament, these are the groups she will have to convince: Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Jeremy Hunt, Kenneth Clarke, Amber Rudd, Brexit, Arlene Foster, Jacob Rees-Mogg, DUP Labour


Over 100 border markers between Greece, Macedonia removed

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police in northwestern Greece say that unknown individuals have removed more than 100 border markers over a section of the frontier between Greece and its northern neighbor of Macedonia. Police in the city of Florina said Sunday that 105 concrete markers, some of them pyramids about a meter (more than three […]
Tags: News, Greece, Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece AP, Florina, Greece Macedonia, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Schiff says Trump ‘dishonest’ about CIA report on Khashoggi

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says President Donald Trump isn’t telling the truth when he says a CIA report lacks evidence to blame Saudi Arabia’s crown prince for the killing in Turkey of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi (jah-MAHL’ khahr-SHOHK’-jee). Trump said Thursday the CIA report had “feelings certain […]
Tags: News, Washington Post, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Ap, House, Cia, Donald Trump, Trump, Schiff, Nation & World Politics, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi jah MAHL khahr SHOHK jee Trump


GOP Sens Shrug At Trump Admin’s Alarming Black Friday Climate Change Report

Two days after several Trump administration agencies published an alarming report on the impact of man-made climate change, three Republican senators did the equivalent of a rhetorical shrug in response. Though Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Mike Lee (R-UT) all acknowledged the existence of a changing climate to some degree — though Ernst hedged that “the climate is always changing” — the three Republicans expressed doubt about and resistance to potential federal efforts to com...
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"Monica Lewinsky reveals Bill Clinton urged her to lie under oath: 'I did feel uncomfortable about it.'"

Fox News reports.In the final part of the A&E docuseries "The Clinton Affair".... Lewinsky said that Clinton had called her at 2:30 in the morning to let her know that she was on the witness list for the Paula Jones case."I was petrified. I was frantic about my family and this becoming public," Lewinsky tearfully recalled. "Thankfully, Bill helped me lock myself back from that and he said I could probably sign an affidavit to get out of it, and he didn't even know if a 100 percent I would be sub...
Tags: Law, White House, Lying, Bill Clinton, Fox News, Jordan, Bill, Clinton, Monica Lewinsky, Lewinsky, Paula Jones, Ann Althouse, Vernon Jordan, Frank Carter Frank Carter


UK will stay in customs union without fishing deal, says Macron

French president lays down Brexit red lines in talks over future relationship with EUEmmanuel Macron has said the UK will be trapped in a customs union after Brexit unless Downing Street offers European fishermen full access to British waters during the coming trade negotiations.As the 27 EU heads of state and government took a decisive step towards sealing the terms of Britain’s split from Brussels after 45 years of membership, the French president laid down his red lines in the talks over the ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Jean-claude Juncker, Brussels, Downing Street, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron, Macron


Hunt has 'constructive' call with UAE counterpart over jailed academic

Family of Matthew Hedges, jailed for life on espionage charges, have made plea for clemencyEfforts to secure the release of the jailed British academic Matthew Hedges are continuing as the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, called the United Arab Emirates’ foreign minister to discuss progress on his family’s appeal for clemency.A Foreign Office spokeswoman said of Sunday’s call: “They had constructive talks and agreed to keep in close contact over the coming days.” Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Saudi Arabia, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Arab Emirates, Jeremy Hunt, Uae, Foreign Office, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Jamal Khashoggi, Matthew Hedges


Jeremy Hunt to talk to UAE foreign minister over Matthew Hedges

The academic jailed for life on espionage charges has made a plea for clemencyEfforts to secure the release of the jailed British academic Matthew Hedges are continuing, with the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, calling the United Arab Emirates’ foreign minister on Sunday to discuss progress on his family’s appeal for clemency.Hunt said he was more optimistic than last week, but the Foreign Office was not expecting an immediate breakthrough. The UAE foreign minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al ...
Tags: Politics, Saudi Arabia, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Arab Emirates, Jeremy Hunt, Uae, Foreign Office, Hunt, Hedges, Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Jamal Khashoggi, Matthew Hedges, Durham University Continue


Ex-Trump campaign adviser loses bid to delay prison sentence

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge has rejected a bid by former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos (pah-puh-DAHP’-uh-luhs) to delay his two-week prison term and says Papadopoulos must surrender Monday as scheduled. Papadopoulos sought the delay until an appeals court rules in a separate case challenging the constitutionality of special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment. […]
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Brexit: Juncker warns British MPs against voting down May's deal

EU leaders’ summit backs Brexit deal while marking ‘moment of deep sadness’Jean-Claude Juncker has warned British MPs planning to send Theresa May back to Brussels by voting down her Brexit deal that it would take the EU just “seconds” to crush their hopes.In an uncompromising and direct message to Westminster, the European commission president claimed the bloc had made its final offer. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Jean-claude Juncker, Brussels, Brexit, Juncker, Mark Rutte, Claude Juncker, Michel Barnier


Missouri's latest senator is part of a wave of (extremely selective) Republican enthusiasm for trustbusting

When Josh Hawley was Attorney General of Missouri, he was an (extremely selective) firebreathing trustbuster who used his office to chase Google up and down the state, investigating the company's anticompetitive action and the pontential for public harm represented by its market dominance and size. Hawley is part of a wave of GOP enthusiasm for antitrust enforcement -- when it comes to Big Tech, at least. Despite having sainted Ronald Reagan (who kicked off 40 years of antitrust malpractice...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Post, News, White House, Walmart, Gop, Ronald Reagan, Missouri, Antitrust, Silicon Valley, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trumpism, Trump, Alex Jones


If election persists for more than four months...

Jokes about dead people voting in Chicago have been a component of our cultural fabric for a long time, but they've tended to be just that, jokes.Something changed with the 2000 presidential election and the farcical never-ending recounts in Florida and the resulting legal contretemps. There were commentators in the more progressive corners of the internet that spent the next eight years referring to the "President Select".During the Obama administration, the mirror image commentators on the fri...
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France to assess financial impact of clashes over fuel tax

PARIS (AP) — France’s finance minister has said he will meet with the country’s employers’ federation and retailers to assess the economic impact of violent clashes with police over fuel tax hikes. Police bulldozers and garbage trucks cleaned up rubble on the Champs-Elysees on Sunday, a day after 8,000 people demonstrated against the fuel tax. […]
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Mueller probe is making me stronger, says Donald Trump in new book

Donald Trump is convinced the investigation into alleged collusion with Russia has made him more politically powerful, according to a new book by two of his longest-serving advisers. Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie worked on Mr Trump’s election campaign and argue that the White House, Justice Department and intelligence agencies are filled with the president’s enemies who are working to delegitimise his position and undermine his agenda, according to The Washington Post which obtained an adva...
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, Russia, Fbi, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Justice Department, Trump, Mike Pence, Mike, Corey Lewandowski, Mueller, Sean Spicer, Gary Cohn, National Economic Council



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