Federal workers, burdened by shutdown (day 11), face Trump-ordered pay freeze, Abortion is legal in Ireland, Far-right leader Bolsonaro will be sworn in in Brazil, N.Y. swears In new Attorney General, Minimum wage is increased to $15.00/hr in NYC.
U.S. agents fire tear gas at migrants trying to cross Mexico border, NYC ban on styrofoam food containers takes effect, Kim Jong Un wants new summit with Trump, issues veiled warning, Federal employees union sues government over lack of pay during shutdown-day 12.
Democrats reject Trump's wall argument after his first Oval Office address, fact checkers find many discrepancies in his speech, Mayor de Blasio announces health care for all NYC residents, Lin-Manuel Miranda and 'Hamilton' partners save a Manhattan's Drama Bookstore, Shutdown day 19, no clear path to resolution.
House foreign affairs committee Elliot Engel pushes to hold hearings on Trump-Putin relationship, their series of secret meetings are reported, Los Angeles teachers, country’s second largest teachers union, are moving forward with a strike, Shutdown day 24, forest fire preparation in jeopardy, Ninth weekend of gilets jaunes protests France.
Strike continues in LA as thousands of teachers picket in pouring rain, Thousands gather to mourn the murder of popular liberal Polish mayor, House GOP leaders move to strip Rep. Steve King of committee assignments, Shutdown -Day 25, FEMA affected.
Islamic State claims responsibility for suicide bombing in Syria, four Americans among the dead, Andrew Wheeler grilled at Senate hearing for EPA chair asked about his belief in climate change, Shut down -day 27 federal workers suffering, Federal watch dog finds government ignored emoluments clause with Trump Hotel, Yes men publish fake Washington post, target BlackRock with hoax letter, Pelosi tells Trump shutdown makes his State of the Union a security risk.
Trump retaliates derails trip to Afghanistan by Pelosi, BuzzFeed reports Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress regarding Moscow real estate, 3 officers acquitted in covering up for colleague in police shooting of Laquan McDonald, Shutdown day 28.
Mueller‘s office disputes BuzzFeed report that Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress, Women’s marches begin with indigenous peoples marches the country, Shutdown day 29, Giant fireball reportedly From illegal gas tapping kills 21 in Mexico, Former Chicago cop gets 81 months for 2014 murder.
Women take to the streets across the nation for the third women’s march, Shut down day 29, Democrats reject Trump’s border wall proposal calling it a “non-starter,” After attending an antiabortion rally in DC students from a Kentucky private Catholic high school mock Native Americans from Indigenous Peoples’ March video goes viral, they are all wearing MAGA hats.
Kamala Harris declares herself a candidate joins other 2020 Dems, Israel conducts strikes against Iranian targets In Syria, Super Blood Wolf Moon eclipse visible in North America, New Yorkers watch in freezing cold.Mexico's President vows to crack down on gas thieves after over 80 + die in explosion, Shutdown day 31.
Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Russell Baker dies at 93, Teachers vote yes to end LA strike, win many demands, Shut down day 33, Greenland melting ice near tipping point, according to scientists, Supreme Court temporarily clears way to ban transgender military, accept gun case challenging NYC gun transport law.
Venezuela in opposition leader Guaido declares himself president with US backing, Shutdown day 34, Trump postpones State of Union speech till after shut down, Workers protest shutdown, New York lawmakers pass own Dream Act for education.
In Florida FBI arrests longtime aide and confidant of Trump, Roger Stone on 7 counts including witness tampering, obstruction of justice and false statements, Shutdown day 35, 2nd paycheck missed by federal employees.
Trump signs short term bill to and shut down, order fight looms no money for wall, New York governor Cuomo signs bill to protect LGBQT rights banding conversion therapy, nine confirmed dead 300 missing in mudslide in Brazil.
More suspects sought in planned right wing terrorist attack against Muslim community in upstate New York, Venezuela top military representative to US defects from Maduros government unrest continues, at least 20 dead 100+ injured in bombing of Catholic Church in Philippines.
Elliott Abrams, Iran Contra convict, named Special Envoy to Venezuela, federal employees return to work, but fears of shutdown loom, Longtime workers at Trump golf course fired for being undocumented, say Trump knew, US and Taliban negotiators draft framework for peace in Afghanistan.
US court orders Syria to pay $300m over death of war reporter Marie Colvin, Senate Republicans rebuke Trump on Syria and Afghanistan policy, McConnell says Election Day holiday Is Dem ‘power grab,’De Blasio and Carson ink new deal for NYCHA oversight (critics say not enough Fed$), U.S. push to oust Venezuela’s Maduro marks first shot in plan to reshape Latin America.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam facing calls for resignation after admitting participation in racist 1984 yearbook photo, Russia to suspend nuclear arms control treaty in response to U.S. suspension of INF.
Yellow vest protests across France for 12th week, denounce police violence, Maduro holds rally in one part of Caracas, Guaido in other, hundreds gather, politicians speak out- responding to lack of heat and services In Brooklyn, NY federal jail.
Pope Francis makes first papal visit to Arab Gulf state, Nayib Bukele declares victory in El Salvador's elections, beats 2 traditional parties, Virginia Governor Northam resists calls to step down, retracts admission that he is in blackface, KKK photo.
Trump accused of moving too fast with plans to drill for oil in Alaska, Trump Inaugural Committee hit with subpoena, David Bernhardt, former oil lobbyist, to head Interior Department.
Trump accused of moving too fast with plans to drill for oil in Alaska, Trump Inaugural Committee hit with subpoena, David Bernhardt, former oil lobbyist, to head Interior Department.
Trump's State of the Union message- no mention of shutdown, stresses Wall, immigration praises women (who defeated GOP) Stacey Abrams gives Democratic response in English, Xavier Becerra in Spanish.
Virginia Democrats in chaos, Governor won't resign over blackface, KKK photo,Lt Governor alleged sexual assault victims steps forward, VA AG admits own black face experience, Trump ally tries to remove Parkland fathers from gun violence hearing, 200 troops headed to Eagle Pass, Texas as migrant caravan arrives, Earth marks fourth hottest year on record as Congress opens climate change hearings.
Dozens of Democrats, lead by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ed Markey, introduce a resolution for a Green New Deal, Representative John Dingel, longest serving member of Congress. dies at 92, Supreme Court blocks restrictive Louisiana abortion law, Government official warned Trump admin. against family separations, could be many more than reported, Trump's Attorney General clears Senate panel.
MTA says they finally found the source of the noxious L train smell, maybe…, Amazon said to be considering New York City headquarters, they deny, Acting Attorney General Whitaker spars with Congressman Nadler over Mueller probe in House Judiciary hearing
Seattle receives most snow in 70 years with record cold expected, U.S. backed Syrian forces launch attack on final Islamic State stronghold, Robert Ryman, painter who made most of white, dies at 88.
Trump will reportedly sign border deal to avoid shutdown, Maria Ressa, journalist and Duterte critic arrested in Philippines, El Chapo, Joaquim Guzman, Mexican drug lord found guilty of 4 counts, Spain government is in crisis trial, Catalan separatists begins, Senate backs biggest conservation bill in decades protecting millions of acres and 4 national monuments.
Judge says Manafort intentionally lied to special counsel, pleas deal nullified, FEMA administrator Brock Long will step down with allegations of staff and vehicle misuse, House passes measure to end US military involvement in Yemen, NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity declared dead, 1200 children have died from guns since Parkland.
Democrats, Republicans sign budget bill averting shutdown, McConnell blocks Trump in declaring National Emergency, William Barr confirmed as Attorney General, Amazon pulls plug on NYC headquarters.
Major upturn in sexual violence against women reported in South Sudan, reported by UN, Vatican defrocks top US cardinal McCarrick over sexual abuse allegations, Lawsuit filed by Public Citizen arguing Trump exceeded powers by declaring clear violation of separation of powers.
Pence tells Europeans to pressure Iran, falls on deaf ears, Iranian Foreign Minister says U.S. and Israel are seeking war, Vigils held for 5 dead and 5 police officers injured in Illinois shooting.
Lawsuits mount against Trump’s use of National Emergency, Trump’s UN ambassador Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration (illegal nanny?), US military shipments of aid to Venezuela blocked at Columbian border, Former FBI deputy director fired by Trump issues warnings about Trump in book, The Threat.
Bernie Sanders announces presidential run, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back on the bench, W.Va. teachers back on strike over state education bill, NYC Commission on Human Rights rays no discrimination based on hairstyles.
House panel finds Trump officials (including Micheal Flynn) tried to rush nuclear technology to Saudis, Thousands take to streets of France after anti-semitic attacks, Trump signs directive to create a military space force, Scientists release controversial genetically modified mosquitoes in high-security lab.
Bangladesh fire kills at least 70 people, Historic Vatican summit on clergy abuse begins, Arrested Coast Guard officer allegedly planned attack on the scale rarely seen, targeting anti-Trump politicians and press, Supreme Court rules unanimously to limit civil asset forfeiture imposed on states.
US will leave 200 “peacekeeping” troops in Syria, Oklahoma teachers go on strike, Alexander Acosta, Labor Secretary, broke laws in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking case, At least 90 cases of measles in NYC (mainly Brooklyn,) Israel company sends world’s first privately funded mission to moon.
Venezuela borders with Brazil, Colombia- crisis escalates, Sudanese president declares year-long state of emergency, Trump selects Kelly Craft for UN ambassador, R Kelly surrenders on sexual assault allegations.
Director of movie musicals including “Singin in the Rain” and “On the Town,” Stanley Donen dies at 94, Pope ends summit on clerical sexual abuse calling for “all out battle,” victims disappointed, Mueller prosecutors call him “hardened” and “bold” criminal.
Venezuela crisis continues as Marco Rubio tweets threatening images connecting the Gaddafi’s history, Trump suspends China tariff hike, 58 ex-national security officials to denounce Trump’s emergency declaration, Hostless Oscar’s, Green Book controversial best picture.
US backed Guaido meets with Pence and Colombian President Ivan Duque Marquez, meet in Bogota over Venezuela situation, Indian fighter jets strike Pakistani territory, Cuomo signs Red Flag gun laws for NY State.
Michael Cohen testified privately in front of Congress, public testimony today, Trump meets N. Korea’s Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, House passes resolution to block Trump’s National Emergency declaration, House Judiciary Committee grill House and Human Services on family separation, Tension escalates between nuclear powers India and Pakistan, Jumaane Williams wins in NYC Public Advocate election, Nigerian president Bihari wins 2nd term while opponent calls election a sham, Chicago to get its first Black female mayor as candidates head to runoff.
Pakistan will return Indian pilot shot down during Kashmir airstrike, Trump ignored intelligence officers to give Jared Kushner top security clearances, House passes 2nd gun background check bill -closing "Charleston loophole, United Nations report finds possible war crimes by Israel during Gaza protests, as Netanyahu faces indictment by Israeli A.G.
Bernie Sanders kicks off 2020 campaign in Brooklyn, No criminal charges for Sacramento police who fatally shot Stephon Clark, U.S will end large scale military drills in South Korea.
Protests continue in Algeria over president's bid for 5th term, Over 60 Trump related items to be requested by Judiciary Chair Nadler, At least 23 dead in Alabama tornado.
Less than one week after failed summit North Korea seen reassembling rocket test site, White House refused to hand over security clearance docs on Ivanka, Jared Kirshner, FDA approves Eskatamine nasal spray for a hard to treat depression.
Michael Cohen arrives at closed meeting of House Intelligence Committee with suitcases full of documents, Kirstjen Nielsen Department of Homeland Security Secretary denies fact that separated children were put in cages, Republican Arizona Senator Martha McSally says she was raped by superior officer while in the Air Force, Trump admin wants to remove grey wolves from endangered species.
Performance artist Carolee Schneemann dead at 79, House votes to condemn all hate amid debate over Rep. Ilhan Omar critique of Israel, lPaul Manafort, sentenced to47 months in jail (despite longer sentencing guidelines,) ICE kept Anti-Trump protest spreadsheet" to track NYC activists.
Venezuela blackout in 2nd day, Baby of British Islamic State woman stripped of citizenship has died, To fight climate change New York City may extend lower Manhattan into East River.
Chelsea Manning sent back to jail for refusing to testify on WikiLeaks, Mother Jones reports that a Florida massage parlor owner has been selling Chinese execs access to Trump at Mar-a-Lago, some companies ground Boeing 737 max eight after Ethiopian crash black boxes found Eric Prince acknowledges Trump Tower meeting about Iran policy after not disclosing in front of House committee, Footage contradicts U.S. claim that Maduro burned aid convoy in Venezuela.
NYC Public Schools start "Meatless Mondays," Trump proposed budget increases military, defense spending, cuts housing, education, EPA, SNAP, NY A.G. subpoenas Deutsche Bank regarding Trump.
U.S. lawmakers call to ground Boeing 737 Max 8.,FAA says 'no' for now, Parliament once again rejects the Brexit deal that Prime Minister Theresa May had struck with European Union regarding terms of U.K.'s exit, After days of massive protests Algeria's leader won't seek 5th term, but delays upcoming election, Governor Gavin Newsom suspends death penalty In California.
Federal Aviation Administration grounds all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 jets, Moments after Manafort is sentenced to 3.5 more years in prison New York State charges him with 16 crimes, University admission cheating scandal raises issues on race and class.
Australian white supremacist open fire on 2 mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 49 and injuring scores more, Twelve Senate Republicans join Democrats voting to block Trump's National Emergency wall funding, Court rules gun maker Remington can be sued over Newtown shooting,
Poet W.S. Merwin, who was inspired by conservation, dies at 91, N.Z. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern calls for gun law changes after mosque shooting, Trump issues first veto on legislation to declare National Emergency on border, NYC students join youth climate strikes around the world.
50th victim of New Zealand mosque massacre found as Facebook is under attack for streaming 20% of attack, EPA partially bans toxic paint stripper but leaves workers exposed, Protesters in France- tens of thousands march for climate change, Yellow vests protests turn violent on Champs Elysees.
Dick Dale, Surf guitar legend dead at 81, Historic flooding in Papua, Indonesia and Mozambique and US midwest, Black box data may show clear similarities between Boeing jet crashes.
Death toll in Mozambique cyclones could surpass 1000, fears for 500,000 more in city of Beira, Three shot 5 injured on Utrecht Netherlands tram, unknown if terrorism or domestic violence, MySpace admits to losing 12 years worth of music, NYC elite public high schools, new admissions the same lack of diversity.
Disney closes $71.3 billion Fox deal creating global content powerhouse, Jury says Roundup weed killer contributed to man’s cancer, Trump hosts “Trump of South America” Bolsonaro at White House (suggests Brazil could join NATO,) Supreme Court broadens government powers to detain criminal immigrants, Cyclone Idai, worst national disaster in southern hemisphere.
New Zealand banning weapons like those used in mosque attacks in Christchurch, Steep rise in death linked to fetanyl, third wave an opioid epidemic epidemic, Radovan Karadzic’s sentence increased to life in prison for Bosnian genocide.
Trump tweet that claims Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights ratchets up tensions in Middle East, EU extends deadline for Brexit, as online petition to withdraw from Brexit crashes govt site with over 1 million signatures, Mississippi bill outlaws abortion when heartbeat of fetus detected, Kushner and Ivanka emails and texts raise security concerns.
March in London demanding a second Brexit vote draws huge crowds, Pelosi tells Dems she'll reject highly classified briefing on Mueller findings, Cruise ship off Norway's western coast evacuates 1,300 passengers after losing power and issuing mayday call, Death toll from cyclone Idai climbs to more than 600.
Barr releases 4 page letter to Congress/ public summarizing Mueller report, says no coordination with Russia, and does not draw conclusion regarding obstruction of justice, Democrats call for full release.
Trump formally recognizes Israel control of Golan Heights and Netanyahu cuts US trip short as missiles fly between Israel and Gaza, Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels' former attorney, charged with wire fraud and extortion, Gun news, Bumpstocks banned, Republicans senate committee hold hearing on “red flag” laws, 3 suicides, father of Sandy Hook child and 2 Parkland teens.
Trump's National Emergency stands as House fails to override veto, will go to courts, Purdue Pharma agrees to $270 million opioid settlement with Oklahoma, Emergency declared in Rockland County, NY over measles, unvaccinated children barred from public spaces, Flooding devastates life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, many stranded.
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Kenya plans to close massive Dadaab refugee camp, FAA defends agency actions following recent air disasters, Federal judge again blocks states' work requirements for Medicaid, Renewed push to repeal Obamacare, Cholera in Mozambique.
Trump threatens to close Mexico US border, and signs permit for construction of Canadian XL Pipeline, circumventing courts, AG Barr says Mueller report will be redacted and made public by mid April, Democrats want the entire thing.
Israeli troops killed at least four Palestinians, one year anniversary of “Great Return” Gaza, Liberal lawyer Caputova wins election to become Slovakia’s first female president, Agnes Varda French New Wave film director dies at 90, US end aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras as numbers of migrants at Mexico border is staggering.
Cuomo, lawmakers reach budget deal - New York City first major city US to institute congestion pricing, also included plastic bag ban, Possible presidential candidate Joe Biden accused of inappropriate behavior – denies, Nipsey Hussle rapper and philanthropist shot dead in LA at age 33, Federal judge blocks trumps executive order to start offshore drilling in Alaska.
Erdogan's AK Party 'loses' major Turkey cities in local elections, and US stops f35 parts delivery after Turkey buys Russian missile system Russia, Whistleblower in White House say they overturned 25 denied security clearance, Today is equal payday for men and women.
Malaysia's Najib Razak pleads not guilty in 1MDB trial, where billions of stolen funds financed luxury properties and Hollywood films, Algerian President Bouteflika resigns early under pressure, Chicago elects first black female mayor who is openly lesbian.
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Preliminary crash report says Ethiopian Airlines crew complied with procedures, ICE raids Texas technology company, arrests 280 on immigration violations, Key House Democrat formally asks for Trump's tax returns, Violence Against Women Act gets tangled in gun rights debate.
Boeing CEO apologizes, taking responsibility for death of 346 plane crash victims (2 planes) as great-uncle of an Ethiopian Airline fatality, Ralph Nader calls for Boeing Max 737 Max recall, family sues Boeing and FAA, Congress invokes War powers Act to challenge Trump Yemen War, ACLU launches legal bid to block border wall over illegal redirection of emergency funds.
In Libya fears of full-blown civil war as fighting nearest Tripoli, Trump’s Fed nominees one failed to pay alimony, other accused of sexual harassment, Trumpification of Fed Floods in Iran kill 70, thousands evacuated.
Pope blames Europe, US weapons for children killed in wars, defends migrants, Netanyahu says he will annex illegal West Bank settlements if he is reelected, Rwanda marks 25 years since the genocide.
Kierstjen Nielsen leaving Homeland Security, Kevin McKAleenan and will be acting Thousands protest against President Omar Al-Bashir in Khartoum, Sudan, American troops moved out of Libya as violence escalates.
US labels Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard Corps a 'terror group,', Four Americans killed in Afghan blast 3 soldiers, 1 contractor, Federal judge blocks Trump administration policy of sending asylum-seekers to Mexico, NYC seeks to tighten bills to tighten rules on drinking water tanks.
NYC measles outbreak, Mayor declares emergency Netanyahu appears to have won Israeli election due right wing bloc, Barr will testify in front of Congress for second day says he will investigate the investigators, Mnuchin reveals White House lawyer consulted treasury on Trump tax returns, 2nd in command at DHS is out, is Stephen Miller controlling immigration policy?, Trump order will make it harder to block pipelines.
U.S. charges WikiLeaks cofounder Julian Asante with conspiracy to commit computer hacking, will fight extradition from jail, US denies entry to be DS cofounder Omar Barghouti, Sudan’s military removes al- Bachir, street protests continue, US Senate confirms Bernhardt, a former energy lobbyist, as interior secretary.
Lawsuit forces Trump administration to allow 2,700 Central American children into the U.S. to join families, Ninth Circuit Court issues stay on ruling blocking Trump's policy to force asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico.
Sarah Sanders says transferring immigrants to sanctuary cities is an option on the table, Weekend storms tear across midwest, south, 8 people killed, Rep. Ilhan Omar facing death threats after Trump 911 Tweet, Extinction Rebellion protesters block London roads, Worlds largest plane test run over the weekend in California.
Notre Dame Cathedral fire extinguished; spire collapsed, towers still standing, Scientists plan to start human trials testing CRISPR soon, Microplastic found even In the air in France's Pyrenees Mountains.
No ICE arrests In courthouses without Judicial warrants, N.Y. court directives ays, USAID to lay off 85% of local staff has eight to Palestine is cut, after two year program redacted Mueller report to be released.
Trump vetoes bill to end U.S. support for Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, Paris holds vigil for Notre Dame, Macron vows swift reconstruction, MTA plows ahead with crackdown on fare beating in NYC, Barr rules asylum-seekers must be detained during detention hearings.
Elizabeth Warren first major Democratic candidate to call for Trump’s impeachment, Nadler, Dems subpoena full Mueller Report, Islamic State attacks Syrian army, allies, killing dozens: monitor, Tension in Paris as Yellow Vests protest on first Saturday since Notre-Dame fire, Judge delivers setback to Trump policy to increase coal mining on federal land.
Nearly 300 dead in Sri Lanka bombing, terrorist group identified, Protests across the world leading up to Earth Day, Greta Thunberg (16 year-old) speaks at London protest, Stop and Shop strikers reach tentative deal, Comedian wins Ukrainian election.
Supreme Court hears census citizenship question, Herman Cain withdraws from Fed consideration, says pay is too low, Pelosi tells Dems to hold back on impeachment, House Judiciary subpoenas ex White House counsel Don McGaghn, Sri Lanka attack – over 300 dead, terrorist group says was in retribution for Christchurch mosque attack, U.S. won't renew sanction exemptions for countries buying Iran's oil, Myanmar Supreme Court upholds prison sentence for Pulitzer Prize winning Reuters journalists.
Hong Kong protesters sentenced to prison for role in "Umbrella" movement, Saudi Arabia executes 37 people for alleged terrorism related crimes, Elijah Cummings moves to hold ex-White House official Carl Kline in contempt for refusal to testify before House Oversight Committee, Trump will fight McGahn subpoena, Treasury misses deadline to turn over trump tax returns.
Biden joins field of 20 Democratic candidates for presidential campaign, Facebook could face up to $5 billion fine for privacy violations, Amnesty International says U.S.-led coalition killed 1600 civilians in Syria's Raqqa.
Death toll in Sri Lanka reduced to 253, ringleader confirmed dead,Anita Hill says she "cannot be satisfied" with Biden apology,Bowing to US demandsU/N. waters down resolution an sexual violence in conflict, Federal judge blocks Trump "gag order" restricting referring patients to abortion providers.
Long awaited L train partial shut down begins, Trump at NRA convention, moves to withdraw U.S. from U.N. arms trade treaty, China, Russia forge stronger Eurasian ties (US nervous,) Kansas Supreme Court state constitution protects right to abortion.
Socialist when in Spain, far right party games seats for first time, Mozambique lashed by strongest tropical storm to hit region, Trump stands by Charlottesville remarks, as funds for tracking homegrown terrorism has been cut.
Japan's Emperor Akihito abdicates the Chrysanthemum Throne, Rod Rosenstein, face of Russia probe, to step down as Deputy Attorney General, CDC shows more than 700 measles cases reported across 22 states.
Violence on the streets of Venezuela, disputed reports saying Madura was about to leave, Federal judge rejects Trump request to dismiss Democrats' Emoluments clause lawsuit, Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks in jail for jumping bail, Mueller objected to Barr’s description of Russia investigation’s findings on Trump.
After contentious hearing in front of Senate Judiciary Committee, Barr will skip today's House hearing, FDA approves the first vaccine for dengue fever, but with major restrictions, Pompeo says military action in Venezuela is "possible."
Trump Administration announces plans to loosen offshore-drilling regulations put in place after 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Cyclone Fani strikes India, over a million moved out of the way, Stephen Moore withdraws from Fed job, Pelosi accuses Barr of breaking the law as Barr skips hearing, Executives found guilty, re:Fetanyl.
Gaza-Israel hostilities flare with rocket attacks, air strikes, North Korea 'test fires short-range missiles', King Vajiralongkorn of Thailand is crowned in elaborate ceremony, Air in L train tunnels totally safe to breathe, no excess silica dust.
One body found, 2 more still missing in Waukegan Chicago plant explosion, Deadly gases maybe starting to leak from Europe’s World War weapons cemeteries, Netanyahu vows for more massive strikes in response to Gaza rockets.
Two Reuters journalist jailed for Rohingya reporting released from jail, Mnuchin will not release Trump tax returns, Over 400 federal prosecutors say Trump would be charged with obstruction if he wasn’t president, US sends warships to warn Iran, US China trade talks, tension escalates
Iran says it will stop complying with parts of nuclear deal (a year after US left it,) One student killed 8 injured in Colorado school shooting, NY Times reports Trump tax figures show decade with over $1 billion in business losses, Georgia’s governor signs fetal heartbeat abortion law, Uber and Lyft driver strike for 2 hours around world.
Appeals Court rules Trump can keep sending asylum seekers to Mexico as 1000,000 migrants are apprehended at Southern border for 2nd month, Trump Jr subpoened to testify at Senate Intelligence Committee, Barr in contempt of Congress, Trmp-Mueller report gets Executive privilege.
US charges former intelligence analyst with leaking classified data to a reporter, Chelsea Manning freed from jail, faces new subpoena in WikiLeaks case, Trump nominates Patrick Shanahan as defense secretary, new round of tariffs on Chinese goods as negotiations continue, Syrian and Russian airstrikes stepped up in north western Syria.
In Yemen the Houthis withdrawal from Hudaydah met by distrust, Houston ship channel still closed after collision that spilled 9000 gallons of toxic petroleum product Reformate, Highly endangered Florida grasshopper sparrow reared in captivity are released.
5 years after death of Eric Garner NYPD officer faces administrative trial, 2 Saudi oil tankers among sabotage ships off UAE coast, Sweden re-opened rape inquiry into Assange, U.N. plastic waste pact passed by all almost countries except U.S.
Stock market pleasures as trade/tariffs dispute continues with China, Trump hosts far right Hungarian leader Orban at White House, New York Times reports of plans to send 120,000 troops to middle east in acceleration against Iran, Barr appointments attorney to review origins of Russian inquiry.
Alabama passes bill to ban nearly all abortions, criminalize providers, Protesters gather at Marriott Marquis, Times Square, NYC to speak out against Bolsonaro, Pompeo meets Lavrov in Russia, outline “differences,” State Department orders non- emergency personnel to leave Iraq amid Iran tensions.
NYC mayor DeBlasio announce his bid for 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, NY state rejects undersea Williams pipeline, Metropolitan Museum will stop taking money from Sacklers over opioid crisis, Governor of Alabama bans abortion criminalizes providers – fear of overturn of Roe v. Wade, NYTimes reports to 128,000 missing or dead in Syrian secret prison.
Chelsea Manning send it back to jail for refusing to testify before grand jury, Trump proposes fundamental overhaul of US immigration policy, More states including Missouri past stricter abortion laws, Architect IM Pei dies at 102, Supervising officer text revealed in NYPD case regarding death of Eric Gardner, “Not a big deal.”
Trump cools trade war by lifting North American metal tariffs, Reported tension in White House over Iran, Iran foreign minister does not believe there will be war, Chemical plant fire closest portion of Pulaski Skyway in N.J.
Robert Smith pledges to pay off student loans for Morehouse College's class of 2019, Australia's conservative coalition secures parliamentary majority,Trump taunts Iran, Iran says "Try respect, it works."
Fifth Guatemalan child dies at custody at border, Federal judge Amit Mehta rules Trump 's accounting firm must comply with House Oversight subpoena, Trump's former chief counsel Don McGahn refuses to testify in front of House Judiciary, Google reverses decision to cut ties with Huawei after U.S. eases trade restrictions.
House panel issue subpoenas for Trump aide Hope Hicks and counsel assistant Annie Donaldson, Across the country protesters rally to stop states’ abortion fans, Riverside Park welcomes 25 goats for weed eating in NYC, Investigations opened on taxi medallion scandal in NYC, Pelosi will hold closed door meeting over impeachment.
Mnuchin says Tubman $20 bill design delayed until Trump leaves office, Last known slave ship Clotilda remains found in Alabama, Three killed as violent tornadoes cause devastation in Missouri, John Walker Lindh, "American Taliban," released from prison after 17 years, In Post-election of Joko Widodo, violent protests in Indonesia, NYS passes law to allow Congress to obtain Trump's tax returns, Judge refuses to block subpoena of Trump’s records with Deutsche and Capital One.
US charges WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with 17 counts under Espionage Act, outcry with concerns for First Amendment, Theresa May announce his resignation, Trump gives AG Barr sweeping power to review 2016 campaign inquiry, Banker accused of arranging $16 million loan to Manafort to gain high level post.
South Africa’s President Ramaphosa sworn in, U.S. to send 1,500 extra troops to Middle East , Trump declares emergency to expedite arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Jordan, Federal judge blocks Trump’s border-wall plans using redirected military funds from declaration of emergency.
Magnitude 8 earthquake strikes Amazon jungle in Peru, Vermont passes nation’s toughest plastic bill yet, banning single use plastic bags, plastic drink stirrers, polystyrene food containers, 10th death on Mount Everest traffic jam.
Across the European Union voters boost Greens and far right centrist groups diminished, In Japan with Trump, Abe offers to mediate talks with Iran, at odds over North Korea missiles.
Midwest states ravaged by heavy rains and flooding tornadoes, NYTimes reports the Trump administration hardens its attack on climate science, James Riley director of US Geological Survey orders scientific assessment of climate change impacts stop at 2040, William Hopper National Security Council says the demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of poor Jews under Hitler.
Missouri’s last abortion clinic close Friday, Supreme Court upholds Indiana provision mandating fetal burial or cremation, Netflix first Hollywood studio to speak out against Georgia abortion law, record-breaking tornadoes continue.
Mueller hands investigation over to Congress, resigns and calls for impeachment increase, Netanyahu fails to form coalition, new elections in Sept., Kushner arrives to advise, Pulitzer Prize winner from Yemen denied US entry visa.
Trump announces new tariffs on Mexico to force cooperation on illegal immigration, Louisiana's Democratic governor signs abortion ban into law, Students protest across Brazil over Bolsonaro's sweeping cuts to education.
Researchrs will investigate spike in gray whale deaths, Mourners gather in Virginia Beach after mass shooting, Report leaked regarding numerous missing and dead Canadian First Nation women and girls.
Trump arrives in London for state visit, insults London mayor, U.S.will require social media information from visa applicants, Nine people killed in Sudan as security forces attack Khartoum sit-in, As new evidence surfaces regarding citizenship question on census, will Supreme Court access info. on deceased G.O.P. strategist hard drive?
Protesters flood London streets as Trump meets Theresa May, Judge rejects House Democrats request to block Trump's wall funding, Congress passes (finally) $19 billion disaster relief bill.
Trump administration clamps down on travel to Cuba, bans cruise ships, Dozens arrested in Albany as rent debate escalates.House passes bill offering 2 million migrants a chance at citizenship.
World leaders mark D-Day anniversary In Normandy, Administration cuts education, sports and legal services for unaccompanied minors held at border, And announced new restrictions on fetal tissue research, Millions of pigs culled across Asia as swine fever spreads.
Putin and XI cement an alliance for 21st century, Mexico tightens southern border security as another day passes with no tariff deal, Tiny plastic pieces are spread throughout the deep sea, Dr. John, a true New Orleans music legend dies at 77.
US, Mexico which deal to avoid new tariffs Mexico will deploy troops especially the southern border Mexico will keep migrants pending asylum application, Pentagon steps up to you with the turkey over weapons purchased from Moscow.
Hong Kong protest against extradition proposal draws hundreds of thousands, Civil disobedience called by Sudanese protest leaders after chaotic week that resulted in over 100 deaths, Wildfire in Yolo County, California grows to 1700 acres.
Police pepper spray small group of protesters in Hong Kong as they try to enter Parliament, after hundreds of thousands march, Alyssa stroker is first wheelchair Tony winner, Raytheon and United Technologies are planning a merger that would create a $120 billion American aerospace and defense corporation, Two deaths as protesters demand Haitian president’s resignation.
House dems make a deal with DOJ to review Mueller materials, Canada to ban single use plastic’s by 2021, Rights group says Mexico put immigration activists in jail to please Trump, Family and supporters rally to protest death of trans woman in Rikers jail.
Hong Kong police use teargas and rubber bullets in clash with protesters, Donald Trump Jr will appear in front of Senate Intelligence Committee behind closed doors today, Landmark deal reached on rent protection for NYS tenants, governor needs to sign.
Trial for Scott Warren, who helped migrants ends in hung jury, and 2 migrant defenders are freed after arrest by Mexican government, House Oversight votes to hold Barr and Ross in contempt over census dispute, Trump will send more troops to Poland at expense of Germany, Two tankers attacked near Strait of Hormuz.
Sarah Sanders leaving the White House, Oversight officer says Kellyanne Conway should be fired for violating Ethics law, Federal Elections chair warns candidates not to accept help from foreign governments, (after Trump says he would,) Pompeii accuses Iran of attacking tankers, Iran denies.
India announces retaliatory trade tariffs against the US, Phoenix mayor apologizes after video shows police pointing gun on parents of 4-year-old who took doll, Iran says it will exceed nuclear deal's limit on uranium 'in 10 days” Former first lady leads in Guatemala election.
Deposed Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi dead at 67, in New York State, Cuomo signs bill to allow undocumented immigrants to get drivers licenses, will send 500 more cops to crack down on fare beating, will legalize e-bike, is e-scooters, Molly O’ Neill food writer, journalist dies at 66, Pentagon sending 1000 more troops to Middle East, Supreme Court déclines to change double jeopardy rule, dismisses challenge the findings of racial gerrymandering in VA.
Shanahan drops out of the running for defense secretary after reports of his domestic violence surface, Secretary of Army Mark Esper to be acting, Hope Hicks, former White House Communications Director to testify before House Judiciary, House will hold hearings on Reparations today, PG&E will pay $1 billion in settlement to California towns for wildfires, Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency.
On World Refugee Day over 70 million people are reported displaced, US leads decline in support for refugees, Trump’s EPA undercuts Obama policy in helping coal plants NYS will pass its own Green New Deal, US Navy drone shot down by Iranian missile, location disputed, Joy Harjo named as first Native American Poet Laureate.
Trump says airstrike was "cocked and loaded" before he called off airstrike on Iran, Supreme cCourt strikes down conviction of Mississippi man on death row for 22 years, In rare rebuke to Trump, Senate votes to block Saudi arms sales, Federal appeals court allows Trump's gag rules on abortion.
ICE set to begin raids in 10 US cities starting tomorrow, Trump official tells court detained children don’t need beds, soap or toothbrushes, Trump denies new sexual assault allegations by advice columnist E Jean Carroll.
In Israel Bolton says Iran should not “mistake US prudence and discretion for weakness,” Ethiopia‘s army chief and 3 others killed in renegade general’s coup attempt, Trump delays immigration raids giving Democrats two weeks to change the asylum laws, 70 protesters arrested outside NYTimes offices over climate change.
South Bend town hall discussing police shooting of black man gets heated for Pete Buttigieg, Opposition candidate wins again in rerun of Istanbul mayoral election, Trump authorized cyberattacks after drone attack, Iran denies.
Migrant children moved from border control center after outcry, Trump announces more sanctions on Iran, including on long dead leader, Military police open fire on Honduran student protesters against privatization of health care, ed.
Photo of drowned father and daughter who tried to cross Rio Grande goes viral, House passes for $4.5 million in emergency border aid, Acting head of Customs and Border protection John Sanders will step down, hardlinerMark Morgan will reportedly step in, Robert Mueller will testify in open hearings on July 17 before House committees.
“That little girl was me,” Harris Biden clash over busing in second Democratic debate, 50th anniversary of Stonewall as Pride weekend begins, Supreme Court last decisions-partisan gerrymandering is beyond the reach of Federal courts and leaves census question blocked.
Trump holds off on more China tariffs; 2 sides agree to restart trade talks, Federal judge rules against border wall construction with military funds, Federal judge blocks Indiana law that would ban 2nd trimester abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court does same in Alabama.
Millions march in NYC and around the world to celebrate Pride and to protest anti-LGBTQ policy, In Sudan protests resume against army rule, Hong Kong protesters storm legislature on anniversary of handover to China.
Third NYC cyclist killed in one week, House Dems visit border facilities, shocked by conditions as secret Facebook group that targets migrants and lawmakers is revealed, Iran -ships evade sanctions by going dark in Iranian ports, Whaling resumes after 31-year hiatus by Japanese.
Federal judge blocks Trump policy ordering indefinite detention for asylum-seekers, DHS inspector general finds dangerous overcrowding in border patrol facilities, 2020 census will go to print without citizenship question, In Libya airstrike on migrant detention center kills at least 44 people.
Justice Department says 2020 census flight might not be over following president’s Tweet about citizenship question, After death of 15 cyclists (3 this week) in NYC DeBlasio is “taking action,” Katz takes lead over Caban in Queens DA race, forcing a recount, Appeals court upholds ruling blocking Trump from using defense funds for wall.
Mad Magazine to exit news stands after this year and will cease to produce new content, Trump addresses nation on July 4th in DC as do protesters, 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Southern California.
Biggest earthquake – mag 7.1 hits Southern California follow 6.4 mag earthquake, aftershocks continue, Anchorage, Alaska temperature reaches 90°, first time on record, Iran says it is ready to enrich uranium beyond level set by 2015 deal.
Brazilian Bossa Nova pioneer Joao Gilberto dies at 88, Millionaire financier and convicted sex offender arrested and charged with sex trafficking (Jeffrey Epstein,) UK ambassador to US memos leaked calling Trump administration “inept” and “uniquely dysfunctional.”
US women’s soccer team wins World Cup title for the 4th time, crowd greets with cries for equal pay, Center – right regains power under Kriakos Mitsotakis in Greece, UNESCO adds 8 Frank Lloyd Wright buildings to the world heritage site list, Deutsche Bank to lay off 18,000 in $8.3 billion “reinvention.”
Afghan talks to roadmap to peace with Taliban, calls for Trumps labor secretary to resign over Epstein case , ICE using facial recognition software to sift through drivers’ licenses.
UK ambassador to US resigns after criticizing Trump admin, Cyclist stage die-in for bikes safety in Washington Square Park, NYC, Judge says Trump admin can’t change legal team in census, NYC holds ticker-tape parade for women’s soccer champions, NYC pre-K teachers get huge raises to equalize pay, Scabies, shingles and chickenpox spreading among children in Clint,Texas migrants jail.
Alexander Acosta steps down as Labor Secretary amid Epstein controversy, R. Kelly arrested on federal charges including child pornography and kidnapping, ICE raids expected to target recently arrived migrant families in 10 cities, Trump admin backs off citizenship question on census.
ICE has started its raids in cities across the U.S., Calls for governor of Puerto Rico to step down as profanity-laden chats go public, Power restored after blackout cripples NYC from Times Square to 72 Street (west.)
Waorani win case to protect Amazon against oil exploitation in Ecuador, ICE raids smaller than expected, protests break out across the country, Congresswomen respond to Trump’s tweets telling them to go back from where they come from.
Occasio- Cortez, Omar, Pressley, Tlaib respond after Trump defends racist tweets, and House will vote on resolution condemning his attacks, Hawaii protesters blocking access to road to stop construction of a massive telescope, Trump admin. implementing “3rd country rule” on migrants seeking asylum, US Justice Dept. will not pursue civil rights charges in police killing of Eric Garner.
Retired Justice John Paul Stevens, maverick on the bench, dies at 99, after less than a year planned parenthood I was to its president Leana Wen, House votes to condemn Trump’s racist comments, Five years after Eric Garner death and police officer determined to be not guilty, activists continue to fight, Citibike to double in size by 2023.
World Health Organization declares Ebola outbreak an international emergency, Between 7 and 23 dead in arson set fire in Japanese anime studio, Protests continue in Puerto Rico calling for governor to resign.
House Democrats grill acting DHS chief over migrant deaths, squalid jails and racist, sexist Facebook posts by staff, Heat wave with temperature is over 90° could affect 290 million people in the US, EPA won’t toxic pesticides despite link to bring damage in children, Iran denies US shot down drone in Strait of Hormuz, Trump said to appoint Eugene Scalia as new labor secretary.
Today is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, Britain warns of serious consequences if Iran does not release British tanker, US to deploy troops to Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensions, Temperature will hit record numbers today across the US, NYC temperatures may reach 100°.
With outdoor events cancelled due to extreme heatwave city pools fill in relief of 100 degree temperature, Hawaii officials say they want to peacefully end protests over giant telescope, HOng Kong protests, demonstrators demand inquiry into police tactics.
Robert Morganthau, Manhattan’s the longest serving district attorney dies at 99, Iran says it arrested 17 election CIA spies, Trump denies, Paul Krasner, author and 60s prankster who named Yippies dies at 87, Puerto Rico’s governor won’t step down but won’t seek reelection, 8 artists withdraw in protest from Whitney Biennial over vice chair Kander’s link to teargas and bullet sales (Gaza, US border.)
Brexiteer Boris Johnson to become Britain’s new prime minister, Massive protest in Puerto Rico to oust “Ricky Renuncia” Trump admin expedites deportations with removal expansion, South Korea fires 360 rounds of warning shots after Russian military plane violates airspace, Art Neville, New Orleans music icon, dead at 81, Israel demolishes dozens of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem.
Mark Esper sworn in as US Defense Secretary, Senate votes to re-authorize 9/11 victims compensation fund until 2092, Robert Mueller testifies in front of House Judiciary Committee, Judge temporarily blocks Arkansas anti-abortion law, 2 cyclists killed on NYC streets bringing number to 17 in 2019.
Federal government to resume capital punishment after nearly 20 year hiatus, Record heat wave updates in Europe, Warren Kanders resigns from Whitney Museum Board after months of protests, Scores of migrants dead off Libya coast, White House weighs travel ban on Guatemala after asylum deal collapse, Federal Judge Tigar halts Trump asylum for now, Report finds Russia hacked the election in 50 states.
Supreme Court lets Trump’s border wall move forward, but legal fight still looms, Guatemala signs Trump’s deal to limit asylum seekers, massive protests continue in Hong Kong, More than 100 wildfires in Arctic, worst season ever.
Thousands of protesters arrested in Russia for demanding fair local elections as opposition head is chilled and then hospitalized for allergy, better to have a few rats then to be one as press, others respond to “the Occupant’s “ racist attack on Elijah Cummings and Baltimore, Envoys from UK, Germany, France, Russia, China and Iran meet to discuss Iran, France will text Tech giants despite US threats.
Gun violence east and west, at Gilroy garlic festival in California 4 dead, 15 injured, Brownsville, Brooklyn, 1 dead 11 injured , Tribal villages invaded by armed miners in Brazilian rainforest, Columbia’s Egon Bernal crowned Tour de France Champion, first Columbian and youngest in over 100 years, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats resigns, John Ratcliffe will be nominated.
$10.2 billion 9/11 Victim Compensation Bill is signed into law, Melinda Katz certified as Queens’ DA, Caban will take to court, 18th cyclist killed by a driver in NYC, Capital One data breach will impact 10.6 million people, hacker arrested.
Warren and Sanders stand together at CNN Democratic presidential debate, North Korea launches two more short range missiles towards South Korea, ACLU says US has separated nearly 1000 more children.
2nd night of CNN Democratic presidential debate, rematch between Harris and Biden, Biden and Booker clash, protesters in audience, Feds cut interest rate for a first time since 2008, Greenland’s ice sheet is melting so fast causing sea level to rise 0.5 mm in a month, Hal Prince, transformational Broadway producer/director dead at 91.
US is formally out of INF (Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces) Treaty with Russia, Trump ratchets up on US China trade war with more tariffs, Only black Republican in US House, Will Hurd is retiring.
New Puerto Rico governor sworn in amid political chaos, Salud Carbajal calls for impeachment making it a majority ofHouse Dems calling to impeach, July thought to be the hottest month ever on record, Judge says NYPD officer Pantaleo should be fired for choking death of Eric Garner.
US Treasury declares China a currency manipulator” escalating trade war, 9th week of protests, strike in Hong Kong, turns violent, China warns protesters not to play with fire, 2 more die from El Paso shooting, 8 are identified as Mexican citizens.
Author Toni Morrison is dead at 88, As 45 plans to visit sites of mass shootings, residents plan protests to greet him, World Resources Institute says water is the future and present crisis no one is addressing.
ICE raid in Mississippi -680 arrested, children separated, Puerto Rico has 3rd governor in six days, UN intergovernmental agency reports of food crisis in future due to climate, Tension in Kashmir revved up as India redraws map.
Justice department opens inquiry into Jeffrey Epstein suicide, victims expressed concern over loss of conspiracy information, North Korea said to have fired a new short range ballistic missile.
Conservative Alejandro GIammattei the new president of Guatemala, Largest protest in years in Russia demanding fair elections, 10th week in a row in Hong Kong, airport is shut down, Conspiracy theories abound in suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, 5 state AG’s sue EPA over pesticide.
Trump administration makes major changes lessening protection for endangered species also changes disallowing services such as food stamps for migrants, Public Charge Rule, Hong Kong airport closed down again protests and police violent, New Ebola drugs effective, Deadly monsoon in India.
Public charge rule limits citizenship to those excepting public assistance – Cucinelli says Emma Lazarus poem applies to European immigrants, LA opera to investigate Placido Domingo after sexual harassment claim, Adult victims of childhood sex abuse can now sue alleged abusers, US delays China tariffs for some items, 22 states sue Trump administration over new coal rules.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib cancels visit to Israel and West Bank after earlier announcements stating Israel would block her, Ninth Circuit Court rules detained children deserve and food, India says it will ease restrictions on Kashmir, More methane in atmosphere linked to fracking.
Peter Fonda, Hollywood’s “Easy Rider” dies at 79, Jeffrey Epstein’s death ruled suicide by New York medical examiner, Greenland says it is not for sale after Trump wants to buy it, Ninth Circuit upholds partial asylum ban imposing it on Texas and New Mexico.
Suicide bomb kills 63, injures 182 at the wedding reception in Kabul, Sudan protest leaders military sign transitional government deal, Far-right rally in Portland Oregon met by anti-fascist protest, 13 arrested, Hong Kong protest enter 11th weekend 100,000 rally peacefully then defy law to march, Plaque placed to commemorate loss of glacier, Okjnkull, Iceland.
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Judge says NYPD officer Pantaleo's explanation regarding the chokehold death of Eric Garner was "implausible and self-serving" and he should be fired, Iranian tanker sets sail form Gibraltar after being impounded, Afghanistan bombings continues after wedding blast for Independence Day.
NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo is fired 5 years after the chokehold death of Eric Garner, Planned Parenthood to stop taking Title X funds rather than comply with abortion gag rule, For the first time since the end of the INF treaty, the United States has flight tested a ground-launched cruise missile with 500km + range.
Italian Prime Minister Conte quits, attacks Salvini , chaos ensues, Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is burning at record rates, Texas representative Al Green will push for 45’s impeachment or 4th time.
"Climate Crisis' candidate Jay Inslee drops out of Democratic presidential race, Federal budget deficit on path to surpass $1 trillion under Trump, Trump admin. wants to lift restrictions on how long it can hold migrant families, In Alaska record breaking heat, fires result.