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Obama's orders protecting federal contract workers face reversal by Trump - Washington Post

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 06:04

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Obama's orders protecting federal contract workers face reversal by Trump
Washington Post
President Obama has used his pen to improve the lot of individual federal contract workers and shape the balance between contractors and government employees. Those same executive orders and presidential memorandums could be wiped out by the ...
Obama approval hits 60% as end of term approachesCNN
Poll: Obama leaving office with solid approval ratingsPolitico
Obama leaving with high approval ratingBBC News
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Reeling Italy hit by quake triple-punch - Yahoo News

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 05:44

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Reeling Italy hit by quake triple-punch
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Rome (AFP) - Three earthquakes hit central Italy Wednesday in a stinging triple-punch that brought fresh terror to an area still reeling from deadly quakes last year and struggling to cope with heavy snowfall. Monitors said the first quake, which ...
Rome metro evacuated as powerful earthquakes rock ItalyCNN
Quakes hit snow-bound central ItalyBBC News
3 large earthquakes strike central ItalyFox News
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As caliphate crumbles, Islamic State lashes out in Iraq - Yahoo News

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 05:35

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As caliphate crumbles, Islamic State lashes out in Iraq
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People inspect the site of a car bomb attack at a vegetable market in eastern Baghdad, Iraq January 8, 2017. REUTERS/Wissm al-Okili. More. By John Davison. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two days after Iraqi forces launched a new push against Islamic State in ...
Mosul Bridges Are Key to Liberating ISIS StrongholdNBCNews.com
Mosul battle: Iraqi army retakes city's east from ISBBC News
Iraq special forces chief says mission accomplished in east MosulReuters
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How Donald Trump came up with 'Make America Great Again' - Washington Post

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 05:05

Washington Post

How Donald Trump came up with 'Make America Great Again'
Washington Post
“Make America Great Again.” The four words that would help propel Donald Trump to the White House were an inspiration born years before, when hardly anyone but Trump himself could imagine him taking the oath of office as the 45th president of the ...
Trump was saying 'Make America Great Again' long before he claims he thought it upCNN
Trump coins 2020 slogan: 'Keep America Great'The Hill
No Joke, Trump's New Slogan Is The Same One From 'The Purge'Huffington Post
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Russia extends Edward Snowden's asylum to 2020 - CNN

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 04:06

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Russia extends Edward Snowden's asylum to 2020
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(CNN) Edward Snowden's leave to remain in Russia has been extended until 2020, Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has confirmed to CNN. Snowden, a former US National Security Agency contractor, sought asylum in Russia in ...
Russia Extends Residence Permit for SnowdenNew York Times
Will Edward Snowden Be Pardoned? Russia Slams Ex-CIA Head's Suggestion That Putin 'Gift' NSA Whistleblower To ...International Business Times
Russia says Snowden can stay two more yearsYahoo News
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Why Joe Biden was a most unusual — and effective — vice president - Washington Post

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 04:05

Washington Post

Why Joe Biden was a most unusual — and effective — vice president
Washington Post
In two unprecedented acts in 48 hours, President Barack Obama confirmed yet again the essential role Vice President Joe Biden has played in his administration. Obama's shout-out to Biden during his Farewell Address was unique enough, but the ...

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British tour operator evacuating 1000 Gambia holidaymakers - Reuters

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 01:21

Reuters

British tour operator evacuating 1000 Gambia holidaymakers
Reuters
Women make purchases at the serecunda market moments before the president declared a State of Emergency in Banjul, Gambia January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde. 1/2. left. right. People are seen moving across the street in Banjul, Gambia ...

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Iraqi Security Forces liberate 5 bridges in Mosul: map - AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 00:53

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Iraqi Security Forces liberate 5 bridges in Mosul: map
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(South Front) Iraqi security forces (ISF) have cleared from ISIS militants the Mosul Park and the areas of Al-Muhandisin, Nurqal, Taqafah and the Ancient Nineveh, de-facto setting up control over the whole eastern part of Mosul. ISF units also gained ...

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Trump 'needs to learn how to cry' from Obama - Yahoo News

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 22:00

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Trump 'needs to learn how to cry' from Obama
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Paris (AFP) - Donald Trump has one big lesson to learn from outgoing US President Barack Obama -- he needs to learn to be cool about crying. "If he could squeeze one tear out during his inauguration" on Friday, "people will turn around quite quickly ...
In Africa, Obama's presidency couldn't help but be personalTownhall
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Trump 'needs to learn how to cry' from Obama - Yahoo News

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 22:00

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Trump 'needs to learn how to cry' from Obama
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Paris (AFP) - Donald Trump has one big lesson to learn from outgoing US President Barack Obama -- he needs to learn to be cool about crying. "If he could squeeze one tear out during his inauguration" on Friday, "people will turn around quite quickly ...
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Trump nominee Nikki Haley set to show skepticism about value of UN - Washington Post

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 20:58

Washington Post

Trump nominee Nikki Haley set to show skepticism about value of UN
Washington Post
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is preparing in her confirmation hearing to harshly criticize the Obama administration for allowing the U.N. Security Council to condemn Israel and pledge never to let it happen again if confirmed as the next U.N ...
Trump nominee questions US funding of UNCNN
Trump's UN Pick Haley to Relay Congress's Fury Over Israel VoteBloomberg
Gov. Nikki Haley faces lots of questions about her experience in hearing for UN roleMiami Herald
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Trump Entering White House Unbent and Unpopular - New York Times

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 20:13

New York Times

Trump Entering White House Unbent and Unpopular
New York Times
President-elect Donald J. Trump in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan on Monday. Credit Hilary Swift for The New York Times. WASHINGTON — In one way at least, President-elect Donald J. Trump has already surpassed all of his recent predecessors.

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Puerto Ricans Cheer Commutation for Nationalist Oscar Lopez - New York Times

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 16:36

TIME

Puerto Ricans Cheer Commutation for Nationalist Oscar Lopez
New York Times
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Many Puerto Ricans are celebrating after U.S. President Barack Obama announced he has commuted the sentence of 74-year-old nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera. Puerto Ricans have long demanded the release of Lopez. He was ...
After pressure from Bernie Sanders, Puerto Rican independence activist wins pardonWashington Post
Oscar López Rivera to Be Released, Obama Commutes SentenceTIME
Lin-Manuel Miranda says he'll play 'Hamilton' in Chicago for Oscar Lopez RiveraChicago Tribune
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Post-election political healing? Trump Nation says 'Democrats, heal thyself' - USA TODAY

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 15:07

USA TODAY

Post-election political healing? Trump Nation says 'Democrats, heal thyself'
USA TODAY
“In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity.'' — Winston S. Churchill. “Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don't know what to do.'' — Donald J. Trump. At inauguration time ...
Trump Is Already Disappointing His SupportersHuffington Post
Instead of calling Trump 'illegitimate' Dems should try to figure out where they went wrongFox News
Trump Has Work to Do to Erase His AsterisksNBCNews.com
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Challenges Await Antonio Tajani, the European Parliament's New President - New York Times

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 15:00

New York Times

Challenges Await Antonio Tajani, the European Parliament's New President
New York Times
Antonio Tajani, center, was congratulated by members of the European Parliament after being elected the parliament's president on Tuesday in Strasbourg, France. Credit Jean-Francois Badias/Associated Press. BRUSSELS — Antonio Tajani was elected ...
'Affable' Berlusconi ally takes EU parliament top jobYahoo News
EU Parliament Elects Antonio Tajani PresidentVoice of America
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Former 'Apprentice' contestant sues Trump for defamation for denying alleged groping - Washington Post

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 14:55

Washington Post

Former 'Apprentice' contestant sues Trump for defamation for denying alleged groping
Washington Post
A former contestant on the reality show “The Apprentice” filed a defamation lawsuit Tuesday against President-elect Donald Trump over his response to her allegations that he groped her during a job interview in 2007. Summer Zervos, a California ...
Ex-'Apprentice' contestant claiming groping, kissing by Trump sues him for defamationPolitico
Trump Accuser Summer Zervos Files Defamation Suit Against President-ElectNBCNews.com
The New Trump Defamation Lawsuit Is Daring Trump to Incriminate Himself in CourtSlate Magazine (blog)
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Gambia Declares State Of Emergency As Leader Refuses To Cede Power - NPR

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 14:54

NPR

Gambia Declares State Of Emergency As Leader Refuses To Cede Power
NPR
Two days before Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is supposed to cede power, he has declared a state of emergency in the country. He has refused to step down to make way for Adama Barrow, who won last month's election. It wasn't immediately clear ...
Gambia's president declares state of emergencyYahoo News
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Orlando shooter's widow knew he'd attack, prosecutor says - CNN

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:50

CNN

Orlando shooter's widow knew he'd attack, prosecutor says
CNN
Oakland, California (CNN) The widow of the man who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub knew he was going to attack, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday at her initial court appearance on charges that she aided and abetted the gunman in the ...
Wife of Pulse Nightclub Gunman Omar Mateen Knew He Would Attack, US Attorney SaysABC News
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Prince William Says He'd Like to Run a Marathon, Princess Kate Offers Perfect Response - PEOPLE.com

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:41

PEOPLE.com

Prince William Says He'd Like to Run a Marathon, Princess Kate Offers Perfect Response
PEOPLE.com
His sister-in-law, Pippa Middleton, triumphantly ran a marathon in Kenya — and now Prince William says he'd like to do the same. “I chatted to Prince William, and he has promised that he will run a marathon in Kenya sometime,” Good Morning Britain's ...
William, Kate and Harry Launch New Phase of Heads Up Initiative for Mental HealthABC News
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New US-China Rivalry Risks Lethal Confrontation - Wall Street Journal

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 09:02

Wall Street Journal

New US-China Rivalry Risks Lethal Confrontation
Wall Street Journal
SHANGHAI—China didn't invent the brand of mercantilism that Donald Trump rails against; it copied the playbook from its neighbors. Japan grew rich by promoting exports while protecting its own industries. So did South Korea. They both manipulated ...
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