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Coroner: Man who died in Ed Buck’s West Hollywood home overdosed on methamphetamine

WEST HOLLYWOOD — A 55-year-old man who died at the West Hollywood home of prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck overdosed on methamphetamine and his death was ruled accidental, authorities said Monday. Timothy Dean, 55, of West Hollywood, seen above, was found dead Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in the West Hollywood apartment of prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck. (File Photo) Timothy Dean of West Hollywood was found dead early Jan. 7 at Buck’s apartment in the 1200 block of Laurel Avenue. It was the s...
Tags: Crime + Public Safety, News, LGBTQ, Politics, Public Safety, Top Stories LADN


Brexit weekly briefing: parliament seizes control as May flounders

MPs to vote on next steps, but it remains to be seen whether Theresa May will take noticeWelcome to the Guardian’s weekly Brexit briefing, keeping you up to date with whatever the hell just happened in Brexit. Or trying to. It is not easy. If you would like to receive this as a weekly email, please sign up here. And catch our monthly Brexit Means podcast here. Continue reading...
Tags: Brexit, Article 50, European Union, Foreign policy, Politics, Europe, Theresa May, House of Commons


Trump Campaign Asks Producers to Reconsider Booking Critics Who Claimed Collusion

WASHINGTON — A day after Attorney General William Barr released a memo summarizing the findings of Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, the Trump campaign has sent one of their own. The memo was sent to TV producers, and singles out a list of guests the campaign says made “outlandish, false claims” of collusion between the Trump […]
Tags: News, Politics, John Brennan, Robert Mueller, Trump campaign


Brexit: Three ministers resign to join 29-strong Tory revolt on indicative votes – as it happened

MPs vote by 329 to 302 for Letwin amendment, despite Theresa May saying government would not be bound by resultHow did each MP vote on the indicative votes amendment?MPs seize control by backing indicative votes amendmentTheresa May maintains carry-on-regardless Brexit strategy 1.18am GMT As not much has happened in the past hour, I’m going to close the blog by republishing my colleague Andrew Sparrow’s excellent snap analysis for those who missed it an hour or so ago. Thanks and goodnight. ...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson, Labour, Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin


Brexit: Three ministers resign to join 29-strong Tory revolt on indicative votes – live news

MPs vote by 329 to 302 for Letwin amendment, despite Theresa May saying government would not be bound by resultHow did each MP vote on the indicative votes amendment?MPs seize control by backing indicative votes amendmentTheresa May maintains carry-on-regardless Brexit strategy 12.33am GMT In the eyes of Conservative MP Nick Boles, the night has been a resounding success for parliamentary democracy.There are 329 MPs who stood up for parliamentary democracy tonight. And three heroes who resig...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson, Labour, Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin


Warning of legal limbo for 3m EU citizens living in UK after Brexit

Free movement, housing and social security rights at risk, says parliamentary reportEU citizens living in the UK would be stripped of their freedom of movement, housing and social security rights by Home Office legislation introduced to regulate immigration following Brexit, a parliamentary report has warned.Despite repeated government reassurances that their privileges will be protected, a study by the joint committee on human rights (JCHR) concludes that more than 3 million Europeans living in...
Tags: Brexit, Article 50, European Union, Europe, Politics, UK news, Human rights, Sajid Javid


Schiff, blasted by GOP after Mueller report, says oversight of Trump won’t stop

Rep. Adam Schiff faced Republican calls for him to resign Monday after the Attorney General’s letter summarizing the special counsel’s report on the 2016 election contradicted the Burbank Democrat’s claims of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Schiff stood his ground. “President Trump’s attacks on me, and those of his allies in Congress, are nothing new,” Schiff said in a statement in which the House Intelligence Committee chairman indicated the panel will continue its separate inv...
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Brexit: Three ministers resign to join 30-strong Tory revolt on indicative votes – live news

MPs vote by 329 to 302 for Letwin amendment, despite Theresa May saying government would not be bound by resultHow did each MP vote on the indicative votes amendment?MPs seize control by backing indicative votes amendmentTheresa May maintains carry-on-regardless Brexit strategy 11.12pm GMT These are from Hannah White, deputy director of the Institute for Government.I can see that for Government tonight’s vote represents uncomfortable loss of control over Commons time but it’s NOT ACTUALLY UN...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson, Labour, Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin


MPs back indicative votes by majority of 27 to take control of Brexit process – live news

MPs vote by 329 to 302 for Letwin amendment, despite Theresa May saying government would not be bound by resultWhat are the amendments and how are MPs voting?Theresa May’s Brexit statement - Summary and analysis 10.29pm GMT Thirty Conservative MPs voted for the Letwin amendment.Here is the full list. 10.25pm GMT Here is Graeme Cowie, a Commons library clerk specialising in Brexit, on the Beckett amendment.Reminder of the Beckett amendment, which attracted much less attention than the Let...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson, Labour, Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin


MPs seize control of Brexit process by backing indicative votes amendment

Amendment giving MPs a series of votes on alternatives to May’s Brexit deal passes 329 votes to 302MPs have inflicted a fresh humiliating defeat on Theresa May, voting to seize control of the parliamentary timetable to allow backbenchers to hold a series of votes on alternatives to her Brexit deal.An amendment tabled by former Tory minister Oliver Letwin passed, by 329 votes to 302 on Monday night, as MPs expressed their exasperation at the government’s failure to set out a fresh approach. Conti...
Tags: Brexit, Theresa May, UK news, Politics, Article 50, House of Commons, European Union, Jeremy Corbyn


People Can’t Stop Laughing at James Comey’s Introspective Responses to the Mueller Report

James Comey’s learning what happens when you get introspective on Twitter the hard way. Attorney General William Barr told Congress that the Robert Mueller’s lengthy investigation did not conclude that President Donald Trump or anyone associated with the Trump campaign conspired with Russia to interfere with the 2016 election. But as for whether the President…
Tags: Uncategorized, Onetime, Politics, Viral


Venezuela hit by second electrical blackout in one month, capital city of Caracas mostly without power

Reuters reports that all lights were out across many regions of Venezuela including much of the capital city of Caracas on Monday. This blackout follows a previous and prolonged blackout, for which electricity had just been restored only two weeks ago. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blamed that earlier blackout on internet-based “sabotage” by U.S. president Donald Trump. Former officials with Venezuela's state-owned power company and local engineers told Reuters this earlier blackout w...
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Here's what Jair Bolsonaro, Trump, and Putin have in common

The first line of Jon Lee Anderson's long-awaited profile of Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro in the New Yorker is a real killer. “The authoritarian leaders taking power around the world share a vocabulary of intolerance, insult, and menace...” As Anderson writes, in Bolsonaro's Brazil--and around the world--“A budding authoritarian borrows from the Trump playbook.” Excerpt: Like many autocrats, Bolsonaro came to power with a suddenness that alarmed the élites. He had run a low-budget campaig...
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Brexit: MPs start debate on indicative votes as May hints she might reject what Commons chooses – live news

Rolling coverage including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about Brexit and MPs voting on whether parliament should take control of the processPM concedes lack of support for deal as MPs seek to take controlWhich three amendments will be voted on by MPs?Theresa May’s Brexit statement - Summary and analysis 6.43pm GMT Back in the debate Ken Clarke, the pro-European, asks Starmer if Labour will allow its MPs a free vote during the indicative votes process. He says this is what happened in 1972 ...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson, Labour


After Mueller report, Trump campaign attacks media. Read the note they're sending to TV producers.

On Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office released a long-awaited report about Trump campaign ties to Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. The report has not been made public, nor has it been provided in full to Congress. Over the weekend, Trump's hand-picked attorney general Bill Barr quoted portions of sentences from the report, and stated that the report proved what Trump has been babbling on repeat for weeks: No Collusion. None of the quotes Barr gave from the Mueller ...
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Arizona State University students exposed for bashing gays and promoting eugenics on social media

Screenshots of online chats and other social media posts from the dossier were obtained and published by Phoenix News Times.
Tags: Ad Friendly, Politics, Queerty, Antigay, Arizona State University, College Republicans, Homophobia, Homophobic, Kevin Decuyper, Racism, Racist, Richard Thomas


Brexit amendments: which three will be voted on by MPs?

The Speaker has chosen three Brexit amendments to be voted on by MPsFollow the day’s political developments - latest updatesAnother week, another neutral government motion on Brexit, and yet another set of amendments. Here are the amendments tabled. The Speaker, John Bercow has decided that three of them will be voted upon on Monday evening. Continue reading...
Tags: Brexit, Article 50, Politics, European Union, House of Commons, Foreign policy, Europe, UK news, World news


PM concedes lack of support for deal as MPs seek to take control

Theresa May says she is sceptical about ‘indicative votes’ plan but edges closer to ruling out no-deal BrexitFollow all the day’s political developments - live updatesTheresa May has urged MPs not to condemn Britain to a “slow Brexit” this week, as she conceded she did not yet have the support in parliament to bring back her deal for a third meaningful vote.After gathering Brexit-backing grandees at her country retreat of Chequers on Sunday, and speaking to the DUP leader, Arlene Foster, and the...
Tags: Brexit, Theresa May, House of Commons, UK news, Article 50, European Union, Foreign policy, Politics


Word of the week: Cow

Last week’s headlines were full of bovine references. I’m not talking about the usual bull: This was all about a fake cow with hundreds of thousands of (presumably) real Twitter followers—a cowfluencer, you might say—that’s being sued by a sitting U.S. congressman. The cow in question (1,200 followers on March 18, 634,000 followers on March 24):   The congressman (404,000 followers):   Yes, Devin Nunes of California’s Central Valley, the ranking Republican on the House Intellige...
Tags: Books, Branding, Humor, Poetry, Politics, Slang, Twitter, Wine & Spirits, Word of the Week, Nancy Friedman


Inside GitHub’s fight to protect devs from EU’s disastrous Copyright Reform

On Tuesday, March 26, the final plenary vote on the incredibly controversial Copyright Reform will take place in the European Parliament. It’ll be the decisive vote on whether it’ll become EU law and it’s fair to say the stakes are high. One of the most disputed parts of the current version (there are quite a few) is Article 13, which makes platforms responsible for users’ possible copyright infringements and basically requires them to build impossible ‘upload filters.’ The law could filter out ...
Tags: Design & Dev, Europe, Politics, Tech


Risky geoengineering research deemed safe, blocked by US

New study conducted by Harvard, MIT and Princeton claims that releasing sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere to cool the climate could be safe, only if gas injections are limited to only cooling temperatures by half of what is needed to stop global warming. About two weeks later, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia blocked a United Nations proposal to commission further research on the emerging technology— called geoengineering— a move that both supporters and opponents of the technology see as blatant pro...
Tags: Climate Change, Technology, Geoengineering, Politics, Temperature, Trump, Climate Mitigation, Environment, Innovation, Earth Cooling


Brexit: May tells MPs she does not have enough support to win third meaningful vote – live news

Rolling coverage including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about Brexit and MPs voting on whether parliament should take control of the processGovernment could ignore indicative Brexit votes, says Liam FoxMPs poised to take control and vote on Brexit optionsToday’s amendments tabled so farBrussels confirms return of border checks under no-deal Brexit 3.40pm GMT May says this is her first address to MPs since her speech on Wednesday last week, when she blamed them for blocking Brexit.She says ...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson, Labour


D.C. Eagle loses liquor license after bouncer shoves “belligerent” city councilman out the door

CCTV footage shows former mayor and current city council member Vincent C. Gray being shoved by a bouncer at the bar.
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So that's about how this is gonna go...

So, basically Mueller released Trump's short form birth certificate. — Tamara K. (@TamSlick) March 25, 2019 [Author: Tam]
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MPs poised to take control and vote on Brexit options

Ministers believe Theresa May should not offer up a vote on her plan if it is not likely to passFollow all the day’s political developments - live updatesThe government has all but conceded it will lose control of parliament this week and MPs will hold a series of votes on different Brexit options, with ministers believing it would be ultimately pointless for Theresa May to offer the government’s own plan. Related: DUP rejects Theresa May's personal plea to support her deal Continue reading.....
Tags: Brexit, Article 50, European Union, Europe, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news


Brexit: No 10 refuses to confirm next meaningful vote will take place this week - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about Brexit and MPs voting on whether parliament should take control of the processGovernment could ignore indicative Brexit votes, says Liam FoxToday’s amendments tabled so far 1.39pm GMT Here is some on what happened at cabinet this morning.From the Times’ Francis ElliottNEW: Cabinet war-gamed general election scenarios as per Steve Barclay yesterday. "It's not just scare-mongerin...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson


Book review: The Lies We Were Told, by Simon Wren-Lewis

Simon Wren-Lewis started a blog in 2011, the unassuming but highly respected Mainly Macro. He has been commenting on it ever since as an economist and academic, and The Lies We Were Told gathers together the best of his blog posts into a book. The years since 2011 have been eventful and the book covers […]
Tags: Books, Economics, Politics


Brexit supporter who egged Jeremy Corbyn admits assault charge

John Murphy, 31, hit Labour leader with egg after visit to London mosque this monthA Brexit supporter who egged Jeremy Corbyn while yelling “respect the vote” has admitted an assault charge.John Murphy hit the Labour leader with an egg after he visited a mosque in his Islington North constituency on 3 March. Continue reading...
Tags: London, UK news, Brexit, Labour, Politics, Jeremy Corbyn


Brexit: May chairs cabinet ahead of statement to MPs as calls for her resignation continue - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about Brexit and MPs voting on whether parliament should take control of the process 9.38am GMT You can read all the amendments for this evening’s Brexit debate on the Commons order paper (pdf). The main cross-party indicative votes one has been tabled by Sir Oliver Letwin, the Conservative former cabinet minister.In an interview on the Today programme he said that any votes would be...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons


Government could ignore indicative Brexit votes, says Liam Fox

International trade secretary says real choice is still between Theresa May’s deal and no dealFollow the day’s political developments - latest updatesLiam Fox has indicated the government could ignore MPs’ views from indicative Brexit votes this week if parliament’s stated choice goes against the Conservative manifesto, insisting the real choice is still between Theresa May’s deal and no deal.The international trade secretary dismissed calls for May to be ousted, or for the prime minister to off...
Tags: Brexit, Theresa May, Liam Fox, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Boris Johnson, Conservatives, Article 50, European Union, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news