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Facebook Accused Of Using Smear Tactics To Distract Critics

Facebook Accused Of Using Smear Tactics To Distract Critics That's despite fresh calls from investors to split his dual role as CEO and chairman after an explosive New York Times investigation into Facebook's crisis management. Definers said in a statement Friday it did "basic media monitoring and public relations around public policy issues" for Facebook , as it does for many clients, and that it "was not hired by Facebook as an opposition researc... [Full Article...]

150 killed in battle for Yemen's Hodeida as global alarm grows

150 killed in battle for Yemen's Hodeida as global alarm grows At least eight "passengers" fleeing escalating fighting in Yemen's war-torn port city of Hodeidah were killed on Tuesday when a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a bus, Houthi rebel-controlled Saba news agency reported. All three countries are major suppliers of arms to Saudi Arabia. The Yemeni government, supported by Saudi Arabia, and the Houthi rebels, affiliated with Saudi arch enemy Ira... [Full Article...]

Judge orders White House to restore CNN reporter's access

Judge orders White House to restore CNN reporter's access Trump responded to Acosta by saying he wasn't concerned about the investigation, calling it a "hoax", and then criticized Acosta, calling him a "rude, bad person". Acosta attempted to ask another question about special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation and initially declined to give up a hand-held microphone to a White House intern . [Full Article...]

Elizabeth Warren Protégé Katie Porter Wins Southern California House Race

Elizabeth Warren Protégé Katie Porter Wins Southern California House Race With Democrat Katie Porter having defeated incumbent Republican Rep. Mimi Walters in the 45th congressional district, Democrats have now flipped five GOP-held House seats in the Golden State. Walters was also hurt by her support for the Republican tax bill, which altered state and local deductions at a huge cost to California homeowners - particularly in the wealthy enclaves of Orange County. [Full Article...]

Trump rips media and Mueller's Federal Bureau of Investigation probe in tweetstorm

Trump rips media and Mueller's Federal Bureau of Investigation probe in tweetstorm He added : "These are Angry People, including the highly conflicted Bob Mueller, who worked for Obama for 8 years". Trump's legal team has asked him to refrain from criticizing Mueller and the Russian Federation investigation on Twitter , and the president laid off in the period before the November midterm elections. [Full Article...]

'Good Samaritan' couple and homeless vet they raised $400K for all arrested

'Good Samaritan' couple and homeless vet they raised $400K for all arrested McClure did not run out of petrol. Bobbitt did not spot her in trouble and give her money. "All donors who contributed to this GoFundMe campaign will receive a full refund", says GoFundMe spokesperson Bobby Whithorne in an email to Fast Company . [Full Article...]

Pence says 'empire and aggression' have no place in Indo-Pacific

Pence says 'empire and aggression' have no place in Indo-Pacific U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says America has a steadfast and enduring commitment to the Indo-Pacific region but wants cooperation, not control. Pence acknowledged that India had made substantial progress economically as well as diplomatically in regional and global affairs, Gokhale said. Pence felt that India is a positive factor in regional and global relations and said the U.S. [Full Article...]

U.S. issues sanctions on 17 Saudis over Khashoggi murder

U.S. issues sanctions on 17 Saudis over Khashoggi murder The latest Saudi account failed to appease officials in Turkey , who insist the killing and its coverup were carried out by the highest levels of government. Saudi Arabia's chief prosecutor on Thursday demanded the death penalty for five people charged with involvement in the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a case that has triggered global outrage. [Full Article...]

Storm packing snow, sleet, freezing rain to hit Philly area Thursday morning

Storm packing snow, sleet, freezing rain to hit Philly area Thursday morning Mostly cloudy and colder tomorrow with highs in the mid-30s. Rain showers will move into our area early on Monday morning, starting with light rain around 4AM for our southern counties in AL and GA. and noon. The shift to chillier conditions will really be felt by the middle of next week, with some forecast models are suggesting harsh frosts and the likelihood of wintry showers, but claims o... [Full Article...]

Newly revealed North Korean missile bases cast doubt on value of summit

Newly revealed North Korean missile bases cast doubt on value of summit Last week, North Korea called off a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in NY, and state media said on Monday the resumption of some small-scale military drills by South Korea and the United States violated a recent agreement aimed at lowering tensions on the Korean peninsula. [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron Invites King Mohammed VI to WWI Commemoration

Emmanuel Macron Invites King Mohammed VI to WWI Commemoration Macron defended his viewpoint, saying "I do share President Trump's views that we need a much better burden sharing with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and that's why I do believe that my proposal for a European defence" is "utterly consistent with that". [Full Article...]

'Infected?' Accusations of Election Fraud as Florida Races to Meet Recount Deadline

'Infected?' Accusations of Election Fraud as Florida Races to Meet Recount Deadline They recoiled at the idea of sharing power with ordinary folk, fearing the hoi polloi would just screw things up (see The Federalist Papers #10). So what about those reforms? It is common for elections supervisors to process results well after election night . [Full Article...]

United States lays barbed wire at border as migrant caravan draws closer

United States lays barbed wire at border as migrant caravan draws closer A Marine uses concertina wire to fortify the border separating Tijuana , Mexico , and San Diego, near the San Ysidro Port of Entry. The buses dropped them off in the town of Navojoa, in the northern state of Sonora, then returned to pick up a second group of 2,000 migrants who had stayed behind. [Full Article...]

Michelle Obama 'stopped even trying to smile' at Trump inauguration

Michelle Obama 'stopped even trying to smile' at Trump inauguration Before she accepted -- and this story has been out there for years -- Obama told Jarrett she wanted to think it over and have Jarrett meet her fiance - a man by the name of Barack Obama . "Join us in celebrating the historic release of Co-op Member Michelle Obama's Becoming as soon as it's on sale". Mrs Obama said that helped them overcome their problems and keep their relationship going. [Full Article...]

Horrifying Images Show The Animals Injured In California Wildfires

Horrifying Images Show The Animals Injured In California Wildfires The Salvation Army is working at both ends of the state to provide meals and gift cards to victims of the wildfires . Concluded Kimmel, "I get that California isn't the President's favorite state". Firefighters pulled her inside, but they, too, were trapped, she said - until a bulldozer came through and cleared a path to safety. Some residents have took to social media to share what littl... [Full Article...]

Wind respite may help Southern California wildfire fight

Wind respite may help Southern California wildfire fight The fast-moving blaze in the north, which authorities have named the " Camp Fire ", broke out early Thursday. "We've had a lot of tragedy in our community", said Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks, whose district includes Thousand Oaks. [Full Article...]

Protesters, Trucks Appear Outside Broward County Elections Office in Florida

Protesters, Trucks Appear Outside Broward County Elections Office in Florida The latest recount underscores the deep divides plaguing one of the most critical states in American politics. "This would be unprecedented". "If this is the cause of lost votes, it is incredibly frustrating that somehow the state hasn't gotten its act together to make sure ballots are designed in a way that don't cause lost votes", he told the Sentinel. [Full Article...]

Death Toll Hits 25 From Wildfires At Both Ends Of California

Death Toll Hits 25 From Wildfires At Both Ends Of California Fanned by high winds and fueled by low humidity and dry vegetation, California's fires have spread rapidly Thursday and overnight into Friday. "These California fires are expanding very, very quickly (in some cases 80-100 acres a minute)". [Full Article...]

Rumor: Donald Trump Considering Chris Christie for Attorney General

Rumor: Donald Trump Considering Chris Christie for Attorney General Donald Trump fired attorney general Jeff Sessions on Wednesday and appointed Whitaker, a former U.S. attorney from Iowa and Sessions' chief of staff, to be acting attorney general - a move Democrats called illegal. Democrats will specifically scrutinise whether Whitaker made any "commitments to the president about the probe", Schiff said on NBC. It appears that Whitaker is now overseeing th... [Full Article...]

Turkey Hands Over Khashoggi Recordings to U.S., Erdogan Says

Turkey Hands Over Khashoggi Recordings to U.S., Erdogan Says Cavusoglu said Tuesday that after multiple conversations with Saudi King Salman, President Erdogan was convinced the king was not involved. CIA Director Gina Haspel, who visited Turkey last month for information on the investigation, is reported to have heard the audio recordings of the killing. [Full Article...]


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