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.
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.
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.
Virginia marks 400th anniversary of slavery, Trump vacillates on China trade war, says he can call it national emergency, while attending G7, Hong Kong police use water cannons and teargas on protesters, North Korea Kim Jong-un oversaw test of super large multiple rocket launchers.
Weather agency in Russia finds radioactive isotopes in area of Russian nuclear missile test that killed 7 on August 8, G7 pledges $20 million to fight Amazon fires, Joe Walsh announces GOP primary challenge against Trump, Macron sparks confusion after inviting Iran’s foreign minister to G7 Summit, surprising Trump.
Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay Oklahoma $572 million in opioid trial, Protesters in New Jersey draw attention to lead in Newark drinking water, Bolsonaro calls G7 offer of aide to fight Amazon fire Colonialist, 19 states and DC sue admin to stop indefinite detention of migrant children.
As Puerto Rico braces for hurricane Dorian DHS, FEMA, move $27 1 million to border operations, Long time Northampton activist Frances Crowe dies at 100, UK prime minister to ask queen to suspend parliament making NO DEAL Brexit more likely, Epstein accusers testify detailing alleged abuse, UN says 40 migrants feared dead off Libya.
16 year-old climate activist arrives in NYC after sailing the Atlantic, Boris Johnson’s parliament suspension - protests and resignations, Gillibrand drops out of Dem race, 2nd span of Kosciuszko Bridge opens with bike lane.
Hurricane Dorian bypasses most of Puerto Rico, strengthens as it heads to US southeast, Hong Kong democracy activists arrested ahead of planned march, Trump revives Space Command, militarizing space, EPA moves to roll back limits on methane emissions from oil and gas industry.
Hong Kong protest enter 13th week, police use blue dye in water spray to stain and identify protesters, Trump Tweets sensitive surveillance image of Iran, With hurricane on its way, Trump’s move to shift funds put priorities in question, Taliban launch is major attack on key Afghan city, Kunduz.
Hong Kong protests-13th week protesters block airport, Hurricane Dorian has developed into a category 5 hurricane headed for southeast, 7 dead at least 19 injured in mass shooting in Odessa Texas, Trump’s 15% tax on $112 billion in Chinese goods takes affect.
5 dead as Hurricane Dorian devastates Bahamas, heading towards US mainland, Massive Kabul, Afghanistan blast kills 16 as Taliban steps up attacks, Parliament to resume in Britain amid Boris Johnson’s call for snap election, 25 bodies recovered after scuba boat fire.
Boris Johnson’s electoral gamble risks wrecking Tory party, In Hong Kong Carrie Lam withdraws extradition bill, doesn’t address other demands, protesters say too little, too late, Walmart curbs ammo sales, call for a stronger background checks, Pentagon announces it will halt 127 projects for border wall, NYC to close Rikers I. jail.
Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe longtime president, liberation leader turned dictator dead at 95, House Democrats will investigate Pence stay at Trump's Doonbeg Ireland resort, After devastating the Bahamas Hurricane Dorian lashes North Carolina.
Russia's ruling party hit badly in Moscow election, Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford announces GOP presidential run, Rafael Nadal claims 19th Grand Slam title at US Open, With cancellation of Afghan talks population fear increase in violence.
UK parliament recesses as Boris Johnson reels from string of defeats, New York governor Cuomo plans to ban flavored e-cigarette amid vaping health concerns, US sows confusion over how Bahamas’ residents may enter post Hurricane Dorian, Judge restores nationwide injunction on asylum limits aimed at Central Americans, 48 states attorney generals investigate Google dominance over competition.
Trump fires John Bolton, Netanyahu vows to annex part of West Bank pre-election, Republican Dan Bishop North Carolina special election, Robert Frank, pioneering photographer of the Americans, dead at 94, California lawmakers advance bill to redefine and protect gig workers.
UAW votes for nationwide strike to begin before midnight, 80 migrants rescued at sea at Lampedusa, allowed by new Italian government, Netanyahu will legalize an unauthorized settlement pre-election.
New calls from Democrats to impeach Supreme Court’s Kavanaugh over NY Times’ reports of new allegations of sexual misconduct, Purdue Pharma accused of fueling opioid crisis files for bankruptcy as allegations of money laundering surface, UAW members on strike, Drone attacks on Saudi refineries- US accuses Iran, says we are “locked and loaded, ” Iran denies. Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, dead at 75.
8 years of Trump’s tax returns subpoenaed by Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr., Blast at rally for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani kills at least 26, 2nd bomb kills at least 22, Iran’s Supreme Leader rules out any talks with US at UN and, House panel investigates Trans. Sec. Elaine Chao for ethics violations.
Israel’s election remains too close to call, White House to revoke waiver allowing California to set its own emission standards, Trump’s former campaign boss Lewandowski grilled by House Dems, Cokie Roberts, long-time journalist, dead at 75.
Saudi Arabia says Iran “unquestionably sponsored” attack on oil facilities, Dozens of Afghans killed in a possible US drone strike and a Taliban bombing, Greta Thunberg testifies for one minute to US Congress “Listen to the scientists,” Robert O’Brien is Trump’s 4th National Security Advisor.
Mass climate strike protests held around the world ahead of UN Summit, lead by young people, Flash flooding in Southeast Texas as Imelda doubles back, German icebreaker Polarstern will freeze in Arctic ice for one year for climate change research, Giuliani defends Trump, contradicts himself in Ukraine whistleblower affair, Colt to stop making AR-15.
Twenty-second cyclist killed this year in NYC, 14-year-old hit by a truck in Queens, Clashes in Egypt Suez, second day of protest against el-Sisi, Hong Kong police fire teargas after storming shopping mall, 16th week of protests.
Impeachment talk increases after Trump says he did talk to Ukraine pres. about Biden and son, Thomas Cook Airline collapse triggers largest peacetime repatriation in UK history, UN General Assembly kicks off in NYC.
Greta Thunberg, 16-year-old climate activist tesll UN Climate Action Summit in NYC "You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I'm one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!" She went on to cite statistics about the future of the planet. UK Supreme Court rules Johnson's parliament suspension illegal.
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Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry into Trump responding to whistleblower and Ukraine, UN report warns of accelerating sea level rise in a warming world, Placido Domingo withdraws from all future performances at Metropolitan Opera after accusations of sexual harassment.
US Intelligence chief Joseph Maguire to face House Intelligence Committee on Trump/Ukraine after transcript of Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian president is released, Trump asked him to investigate Biden’s as favor, other whistleblower complaints may be revealed, Former French president Jacques Chirac is dead at 86.
Former officials say White House's use of secret system is unusual, '”disturbing,” as Maguire testifies in front of House Intelligence Committee, Trump suggests whistleblower deserves punishment for treason, Nearly 2,000 arrested as Egypt braces for anti-Sisi protests, 200 air and missile defense soldiers set to deploy to Saudi Arabia.
Democrats subpoena Pompeo and set up a schedule of depositions for 5 important players in the Ukraine story, Volker (1 of the 5) resigns as US special envoy to Ukraine, US diplomat Joseph Wilson, who challenged Iraq war justification, dies at 69.
Hong Kong police force fire teargas, water cannon at protesters days ahead of China’s 70th anniversary, El Salvador ramps up security to stop migrants, Despite congressional recess impeachment hearings will go on.
Less than 20% voter turn out in Afghanistan as voters face Taliban threats, Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s youngest-ever chancellor poised to regain seat, In India monsoon rains killed dozens as record-breaking floods occur, State Department intensifies email probe ofHillary Clinton’s emails, Trump tweets numerous times regarding impeachment, calls Adam Schiff treasonous, demands to meet whistleblower, warns of civil war if he has removed.
Giuliani subpoenaed by House Intel Committee in impeachment inquiry, Pompeo said to have listened to Ukraine conversation, NY Rep Chris Collins resigns ahead of expected a guilty plea for insider trading (1st supporter of Trump)Haiti police and protesters clash amid growing dissent, Opera singer Jessye Norman dead at 74, As China celebrates 70th anniversary, Hong Kong police fire live bullets at protesters.
Sides remain as far apart as auto workers strike enters 3rd week, North Korea may have Taken step toward submarine – launched ballistic missile just a head of US/North Korea nuclear talks, White ex-Dallas police officer Amber Guyger is found guilty of killing black man in his own apartment, Federal judge upholds Harvard race conscious admissions process.
Bernie Sanders goes through procedure for artery blockage, 18 dead 800 injured at antigovernment protests demanding jobs and services -break out all over Iraq, Boris Johnson unveils Brexit plan, Northern Ireland would leave EU’s custom unit, but would have free-flowing border, Trump publicly uses expletive to describe impeachment as Democrats warn of upcoming subpoenas.
Trump publicly calls on China to investigate Biden along with Ukraine, Trump’s former Ukraine envoy Kurt Volker reveals damaging texts, Hong Kong bans face masks at public assemblies, 14th St. car ban begins in NYC.
Second whistleblower comes forward after speaking with Inspector General Atkinson, Ginger Baker, Cream, Blind Faith drummer, dies at 80, homeless man charged with murderers of four other sleeping homeless in NYC.
White House announces that US will stand aside as Turkey launches offensive in northern Syria, Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to 3 for work on cells and oxygen, New season forSupreme Court begins, big decisions on LGBTQ, abortion, guns expected.
Environmental action group Extinction Rebellion protest around the world, 90 arrested in NYC, London at a standstill, NYC's community Pacifica radio station abruptly shuts down with financial woes, Trump ordered to turn over tax returns to Manhattan DA, appeals court puts on hold, Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to 3 for advances in cosmology, Gordon Sandland, ambassador to EU ordered no to testify in impeachment hearing.
Montgomery, Alabama elects first black mayor, White House counsel tells House Democrats that their actions violate the Constitution, Democrats fight back, Nobel Prize awarded to three in chemistry for ion-lithium battery, Kurds mobilize for attack as US leaves N. Syria.
Nobel Prizes in literature go to Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke, PG & E cuts power in California to avoid sparking wildfires, Turkey lunches offensive against Kurds in northern Syria, tens of thousands of civilians flee.
2 Giuliani associates arrested on campaign finance violations, Nobel Peace Prize goes to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abbiy Ahmed, Missile strikes Iranian oil tanker near Saudi port city of Jeddah.
Simone Biles becomes the most decorated gymnast in world championship history, John Bel Edwards forced into runoff for governor in Louisiana with Republican Eddie Rispone , Endangered by Turkish offensive US troops to evacuate Syria, ISIS camps families escape.
3 win Nobel Prize in Economics for work in reducing poverty, After violent clashes Ecuador reaches a deal that cancels austerity plan and ends indigenous protests, Outrage mounts over police killing of black woman in her bedroom in response to “open structure call,” Kurds turn to Syrian regime as US troops withdraw.
Trump's former Russia aide Fiona Hill testifies in impeachment hearing, saw wrongdoing in Ukraine, reports Bolton called Giuliani a "hand grenade" who was "going to blow everybody up," US imposes sanctions on Turkey for invasion of Syria, Barcelona braces for more protests after Catalan separatists sentenced to prison, Former Ft. Worth officer (white) charged with murder in fatal shooting of black woman in her home, 25th cyclist fatality in NYC this year- Queens cyclist hit by SUV.
As Senator Warren is shown to be front runner in polls she is target of other Democrats in debate, In closed door deposition by deputy assistant secretary of state in European and Eurasian bureau says he was replaced by 3 amigos Perry, Sondland, and Volker, Turkey asks Kurds to lay down their arms.
U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings dies; longtime Baltimore advocate, civil rights activist, was key figure in Trump impeachment inquiry, Chicago teachers on strike, Boris Johnson hails new Brexit deal with EU, Carrie Lam forced to suspend annual policy speech in Hong Kong, forced by hecklers, leader of Hong Kong movement attacked with hammers.
Pence with Erdogan announces ceasefire in Syria, fighting continues (all win for Turkey?,) Trump’s Doral hotel will host G7 Summit next year, there will be no discussion of climate change, Mulvaney acknowledges quid pro quo, then denies, NYC’s Rikers Island jail will close, Cuban ballet dancer Alicia Alonso dead at 98.
tate of emergency declared in Santiago Chile amid subway fare increase riots, Funerals begin in Nangarhar, Afghanistan after deadly mosque bombing, Boris Johnson-rare Saturday session argues for Brexit.
After criticism Trump will not hold G7 at his Miami hotel, Lebanon anti-austerity protests enter 4th day, UK government to seek meaningful vote on Brexit Monday, In his first campaign rally in Queens, NYC since his heart attack, Bernie Sanders is endorsed by AOC, 20,000+ attend, Yankees lose to Houston in American League pennant race.
Violent protests rock Chilean capital of Santiago even after planned fair increase is canceled, US truck troops move to Iraq as they withdraw from Syria, Pelosi and nonpartisan lawmakers make unannounced trip to Afghanistan and Jordan, 95% of tested baby foods contain toxic heavy metals.
Netanyahu abandons bid to form government amid Israel’s political deadlock, In Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to win second term, loses majority, Putin, Erdogan z discuss Turkey’s offensive in northern Syria, agreed to remove Kurdish border fighters, $260 million opioid settlement with four big drug companies, Ukraine impeachment hearing with diplomat William Taylor, warned of ”nightmare,” Cease fire will end in northern Syria, US troops move to protect oil in Syria, New statue approved in Central Park, 3 women Susan B Anthony, Cady Stanton and Sojourner Truth.
Ambassador William Taylor ties Ukraine aid holdup directly to Trump, Giuliani associates face arraignment on federal campaign finance charges In Manhattan, Putin and Hungary's Orban helped sour Trump on Ukraine, Trump calls impeachment inquiry "a lynching."
Republicans storm House impeachment inquiry, delay testimony from Pentagon aid, Trump lawyer tells NY judge he (Trump) would have immunity if he shot someone, Trump claims credit for Syrian cease-fire (thousand displaced), Spain removes remains of Franco from national monument, UK police investigate truck containing 39 dead Chinese nationals, CUNY reaches tentative contract with faculty, new deal for adjuncts.
Trump’s Justice Dept. investigating Russia inquiry that lead to Mueller report, Violent protests continue in Chile, Wildfires burn thousands of acres of fires in northern and southern California, Betsy DeVos held in contempt of court and Dept. of Ed. fined $100,000 in student loan case.
UAW ratifies deal with General Motors, Judge orders Dep't of Justice to hand over Mueller material, validates impeachment probe, 2019 US federal budget deficit surges to nearly $1 trillion, the highest in 7 years, 40 dead in mass protests in Iraq, thousands injured, All flights to Cuba except to Havana, banned in US.
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In Lebanon tens of thousands form human chain in protest of government, Civil rights icon, longest serving African-American Congressman John Conyers dead at 90, Argentine election results turn to leftist populism, Trump booed at World Series in DC, Doubts surfacing over Trump’s account of Baghdadi raid, European leaders agree to Brexit extension until January 31, 2020.
Top Ukraine expert on National Security Council reported concerns about Trump’s July call with Ukraine president, Boeing CEO testifies before lawmakers on 737 Max safety, Getty fire in California approaches highway, Kincade fire menaces Sonoma County.
New York Times reports White House Ukraine expert sought to correct transcript of Trump call, Syrian peace talks begin in Geneva, Lebanese protesters celebrate Hariri resignation, but want more, Boeing CEO tells Congress he knew of 737 safety concerns, UK will hold general election in December.
House resolution vote means impeachment inquiry moves into open phase, John Bolton summoned to testify, Trump Russia director to leave National Security Council, will testify today, Twitter will no longer accept political ads, Washington National win the World Series, Sea level rise will affect three times more people than thought, Human Rights Watch report CIA backed to Afghan troops committed war crimes.
Italian ship with 151 rescued migrants docks in Sicily, Joyciline Jepkosgei wins NYC Marathon beating fellow Kenyan Mary Keitany, Federal judge in Oregon temporarily bars Trump from restricting visas for immigrants without health insurance, Saudi Aramco will begin trading on the Saudi stock market.
Hazardous air quality causes public health emergency in New Delhi, Oklahoma will release 400 prisoners, largest single day commutation in US history, Whistleblower offers written response to GOP questions, All 4 White House officials scheduled to testify at impeachment inquiry won’t.
US formally begins to leave Paris climate agreement, NYPD Commissioner O’Neill resigns, Dermot Shea to take over, Closed- door impeachment transcripts being made public, Marie Yavonovich says she feel felt threatened, Appeals court rules Trump’s accountant must turn over tax records.
Sondland updates impeachment testimony, describes Ukraine Quid Pro Quo, In Kentucky and Virginia a strong night for Democrats, Iran begins process of fueling centrifuges at Fordow nuclear plant, NYC approves ranked voting, Mississippi elects Republican governor.
Judge scraps “conscience” rule protecting doctors who deny care for religious reasons, 2 former Twitter employees charged with spying for Saudi Arabia, Attorney General Barr reportedly denied Trump request to declare nothing illegal in Ukraine call.
State department official George Kent alleges the Giuliani sought to manipulate US policy on Ukraine asked ambassador yeah Banovic, acting chief of staff Mulvain he skips deposition define subpoena from impeachment inquiry, US Israel and Brazil only countries at you and to condemn Cuban embargo.
Unprecedented brush fires in New South Wales, Australia, Fiona Hill testified about receiving death threats after speaking out about Ukraine, Alexander Vindman’s accounts confirm other statements by those involved in Ukraine affair – transcripts are released to the public, Germany marks 30th anniversary of the end of the Berlin Wall.
Bolivia, Boudin, Baghdad, bicycles, Bolivia’s Morales to call for fresh election after Organization of American States audit, Reformer Chesa Boudin wins SF district Attorney race, At least 6 killed, over 100 wounded in Baghdad as Iraqi security forces pushback protesters, 27th cyclist killed in NYC, hit and run in the Bronx.
James Le Mesurier, founder and backer of Syrian White Helmets, found dead in Turkey, InBolivia Evo Morales resigns, power vacuum follows, Mercury is in transit in front of the sun, will happen again in 2032, Hong Kong protest turn more violent, Hong Kong police officer shoots apparently unarmed protester, another protester dies.
US Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding DACA today, Israel kills Islamic Jihad commander and wife in Gaza, Gaza retaliate with rockets into Israel, Trump admin will limit scientific/medical research to determine EPA public health regulations, Peter King, LI congressman – 20th Republican announcing retirement.
Televised impeachment hearings begin today, Venice floods, mayor says climate change behind highest tide in 50 years, Maya Rockeymore Cummings, widow of Elijah Cummings, will seek his seat in Congress,Right-wing Bolivian senator declares herself leader, Violence escalates in Hong Kong -at universities.
In first public impeachment hearings Trump implicated an effort to pressure Ukraine to probe Biden’s, Trump meets with Turkish president Erdogan at White House (during hearings,) Chad Wolf will become acting head of Homeland Security, names Ken Cucinelli as deputy, Ex-Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick joints 2020 presidential race.
Ambassador Yavonvitch testifies in front of impeachment inquiry, 2 dead 3 wounded in California school shooting, 16-yr-old suspect in critical condition, Chile will hold referendum on constitution as protests continue, Israel resumes bombing as ceasefire breaks down.
Ambassador Yovanovich warns of crisis in State Department, tells of concerted smear campaign by Giuliani, Republicans attempt to undermine, as Trump live tweets attack on Yovanovich during impeachment hearings, State Department David Holmes tells investigators he overheard phone conversation of Sondland and Trump regarding Biden investigation in Ukraine, Roger Stone found guilty at all 7 counts of lying to Congress, obstruction of justice, Trump pardons three servicemen of war crimes against the advice of Pentagon, Deadly bomb explosion hits Baghdad amid antigovernment protests.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins Sri Lanka election, John Bel Edwards beats Republican challenger in Louisiana governor race despite Trump’s 3 visits to state, At least 8 killed in Bolivia, protesters call for Morales return, NY Times publishes leaked document detailing China’s brutal crackdown on Muslims.
Pompeo announces is Israeli settlements in West Bank do not violate international law, a reversal of long-standing policy, Amazon deforestation in Brazil rose sharply under Bolsonaro’s watch, Impeachment hearings resume with White House and State Department witnesses, Taliban freeze two hostages (1 American, 1 Australian) in exchange for 3 militants.
Jennifer Williams, advisor to VP on Russia, and LT Colonel Alexander Vindman, both listeners to July 25 Ukraine call testify in impeachment hearing. both find impropriety in call, Volker (former special envoy to Ukraine) revises testimony saying he should have understood connection to holding back arms, 5 more die in Bolivia.
Trump, Pence, Pompeo and others "in the loop" in the Ukraine affair and there was a "quid pro quo" according to Gordon Sondland's testimony, Laura Cooper testifies that Ukraine knew about aid earlier than claimed, Giuliani's role repeated, Democrats debate, Scott Warren, border activist, acquitted for aiding immigrants.
Impeachment hearings rap as Fiona Hill slams GOP’s fictional Ukraine account, Netanyahu faces charges in 3 corruption cases, first sitting prime minister to be indicted, Hundreds of thousands join national strike in Columbia in rebuke of right wing President Duque, Earth’s second warmest October in history.
Saudi Arabia takes presidency of G 20, CDC issues E. coli warning on Romaine lettuce from Salinas, California, Federal judge awards journalist James Rezaian $180 million to be paid by Iran for time held hostage, Lawyer representing Lev Parnas (Giuliani associate) says Nunes met with former Ukraine prosecutor about Biden.
Mike Bloomberg officially declares he is entering 2020 presidential race, Bolivian lawmakers approve new elections, bar Morales from running, Hong Kong voters turn out for biggest election in city history, Egypt raids one of its last independent news publications, detained some journalists.
5.75 x 5”
Navy Secretary Richard V Spencer forced out amid controversy over SEAL case, UBER loses license to operate in London, Pro-democracy candidates make election gains in statement to Beijing.
UN report says greenhouse gas emissions have steadily risen, deeper and faster cuts are required, Israel expels Human Rights Watch official Omar Shakir(US citizen) for BDS support, Federal judge “Presidents are not kings,” requiring White House former counsel Don McGahn to testify in front of oversight committee, Supreme Court temporarily blocks disclosure of Trump’s tax records, US resumes large scale operations against Islamic State in northern Syria.
US House Judiciary panel invites Trump to December 4 impeachment hearing, NY Times reports Trump knew about whistleblower complaint before he released Ukraine aid, 2 budget officials resigned over concerns about Ukraine aid hold, according to Mark Sandy, 0MB official testimony, NYC City Council votes to ban non-tobacco flavored e-cigarette, 3 injured no fatalities in Port Neches Texas plant explosion, Colombia protests continue rallying against President Duque.
The big balloons are flying in NYC Thanksgiving Day Parade but they are staying low due to wind gusts, Appeals court puts brief hold on McGahn testimony order, CUNY faculty ratified contract, China not happy with bills signed by US supporting Hong Kong protesters, Giuliani is reported to have pursued business opportunities in Ukraine while pushing for Trump’s inquiries.
2 dead, several injured and what is being called a terrorist stabbing on London Bridge, Trump claims talks with Taliban have resumed after surprise trip to Afghanistan, Hong Kong police lift siege at Polytechnic University after 12 days.
Iraqi parliament approves Prime Minister Abdul Mahdi’s resignation, The EU ushers in its new heads of Commission and Council, Thousands of protesters return to Hong Kong streets, Weather threatens post-Thanksgiving travel across the US.
White House says Trump won’t participate in Wednesday impeachment hearing, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat of Malta will resign over top aide’s complicity in murder of prominent journalist, As leaders gather in Madrid for UN climate change conference, UN Secretary-General warns we are at a point of no return, 50+ children dead in Samoa as measles outbreak worsens, 1st Supreme Court gun rights battle in 10 years starts today.
Montana residents ask Supreme Court to allow BP (Arco) cleanup beyond Superfund requirements, California congressman Duncan Hunter will plead guilty and misuse of campaign funds, US threatens tax on champagne and French cheese as NATO gathering begins, Iran state TV admits “rioters” were shot at last month’s protest, Amnesty International says at least 200 dead.
Schiff hands Intelligence Committee report to JudiciaryCommittee says "the president placed his own personal and political interests above the national interest of the United States, " Erdogan wants NATO to declare YPG Kurds terrorists, Kamala Harris ends presidential bid.
After the Judiciary Committee listens to 4 legal scholars, Nancy Pelosi directs House Democrats to proceed with articles of impeachment, In France largest strike in decades over Macron’s pension plan, nearly 700,000 will lose food stamps with USDA work requirements.
Trump faces 5 PM deadline on participating in Judiciary Committee proceedings, Video shows Guatemalan teen who died in federal custody was on the floor for hours before anyone found him, Measles is making a comeback up 55% from 2016, 2nd military base shooting this week, gunman and three others dead in Pensacola, Florida.
Oceans running out oxygen as temperatures rise, Australia bushfires combine to form "megafire" outside of Sydney, Crimes against migrants waiting in Mexico to seek US asylum continue to climb.
Anti-doping agency bans Russia from international sports events for 4 years, Carol Spinney, Big Bird and Oscar on Sesame Street dead at 85, At impeachment hearing Democrats accused Trump of putting himself before his country, At least 5 dead in volcano eruption off New Zealand.
Confidential documents reveal US officials deliberately miss lead public about Afghan war since beginning, Putin Zelensky make tentative steps towards peace at Paris summit, Report concludes FBI probe of Trump-Russia was justified but had errors, House Democrats introduce two articles of impeachment.
Jersey City shoot-out targets Kosher market, 6 dead including two suspects, Greta Thunberg named Time Mag. person of the year, Sydney Australia chokes in hazardous haze as bush fires spread, US Canada Mexico sign new NAFTA, USMCA, Strikes in France- 6th day PM set to announce pension reforms.
House panel poised to approve articles of impeachment against Trump,Harvey Weinstein reaches $25 million deal over sexual misconduct, does not have to admit wrongdoing or pay himself, At least 17 Nigerian army soldiers killed (by Islamic State?) on Mali/Niger border, Aung San SuuKyi denies Myanmar re: genocide of Rohingya, India parliament approves anti-Muslim citizenship bill,Justice Department Inspector General Horowitz describes FBI mistakes in Trump/Russia investigation but says investigation was justified.
Boris Johnson and Conservative Party win large majority in UK parliament, paving way for Brexit, Corbin will step down, House Judiciary Committee approves 2 articles of impeachment, Mass boycott and police clash as Algeria holds disputed election.
US Supreme Court will review 3 lower court decisions regarding Trump’s finances, setting the stage for constitutional battle over presidential power, California governor Newsom rejects PG&E bankruptcy plan, North Korea says it conducted crucial test of missile site.
UN climate talks end with limited progress on emissions targets, China suspends planned tariffs scheduled for today on some US goods, Trump’s “tremendous” trade deal still out of reach, 40 injured as anti-government violence flares again in Beirut, Lebanon, More accusations against White House senior policy aid Steven Miller, ex-Breibart editor says he is white supremacist.
White House senior policy aid Steven Miller, ex-Breibart editor says he is white supremacist.
Giuliani provides details about what Trump knew about Ambassador Yavonovich’s ouster, Boeing to temporarily shut down 737 Max production, Congressional budget will fund gun violence research, Purdue Pharma paid out $10,.4 billion to Sacklers as opioid cris is grew.
House to debate and vote on Articles of Impeachment, US acting ambassador to Ukraine, Bill Taylor to step down, rRick Gates, key witness in the Mueller investigation, sentenced to 45 days in jail, Pro- impeachment protests span the country ahead of historic vote, Effort to stop removal of 234,000 voter registrations in Wisconsin challenged in court, Flights canceled, buses and metro canceled, violence responding to pension reforms continues in France.
8.5 x 8”
Democratic presidential candidate hold last debate of the year, least diverse debate yet, Jeff’s van Drew, NJ Democrat, switches parties, supports Trump, Pelosi delays sending impeachment articles to Senate, Senate passes $1.4 trillion spending bill, $738 billion defense, $1.4 billion for Wall, $25 million for gun violence study, Widespread protests across India over citizenship bill despite ban on public gatherings.
In NYC #1 train 168 Street subway station reopens after 1 year of work, Australia’s PM refuses to change climate change policy after deadly fires, North Korea threat looms as China, Japan, South Korea leaders meet.
China, Japan, South Korea agree to push for North Korea dialogue, House Judiciary Committee says it could draft new articles of impeachment, bring in witnesses, Boeing CEO fired, David Calhoun will serve in interim, NY Times reports that US will draw down troops in Africa to begin global troop shift.
Trump plays down threat of ”gift” from North Korea ”Maybe it’s a beautiful vase,” Bloomberg says he will stop using prison labor to make presidential campaign calls, 27 local peace activists kidnapped (by Taliban?) in Afghanistan.
GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski disturbed by McConnell’s total coordination with White House impeachment plan, Tens of thousands of civilians flee as Syrian forces continue Idlib advance, Typhoon Phanfone kills at least 20 as it hits the Philippines on Christmas day.
Cuomo vetoes bill legalizing e-bikes and e-scooters in NYS, Netanyahu wins Likud party primary setting up another election run despite corruption charges, NY Times shows leaked videos of Navy SEALS describing Eddie Gallagher‘s war crimes, Plane crash in Kazakhstan kills 12, injures 54.
US mass killings hit new high at 41, most were shootings, NY Hanukkah stabbing, “an act of domestic terrorism,” number of anti-Semitic incidents in New York area rising, In 2019 close to 8000 newsroom jobs disappear in US.
US sends additional forces to protect embassy threatened by protesters in Iraq, New York State ends cash bail for misdemeanors and non-violent felonies, Germany closes another nuclear power plant, phasing out all by 2022.