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.
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.