Author: 0 The Fight Over Trump's Muslim Ban Is A Fight Over America's Identity

There are additional cases on the executive order pending throughout the country, but these two cases are the first to be heard on appeal. The ACLU and National Immigration Law Center also brought the case to the Fourth Circuit on behalf of organizations including the International Refugee Assistance Project, which aids refugees; HIAS, a refugee resettlement organization founded as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society; and the Middle East Studies Association, an academic association whose ...

U.S. Chelsea Manning releases 1st statement since clemency win
Author: 0 Chelsea Manning releases 1st statement since clemency win

The transgender United States army private, born Bradley Manning, is due to be freed on 17 May, after former President Barack Obama commuted her sentence. "Freedom used to be something that I dreamed of but never allowed myself to fully imagine". I am forever grateful to the people who kept me alive, President Obama, my legal team, and countless supporters.

U.S. President orders monuments review
Author: 0 President orders monuments review

The action was welcomed by Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, a vocal critic of the Bears Ears designation and of what he called "long-standing abuses of the Antiquities Act ". Some data came from official National Monument websites. The Presidential Executive Order on the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act orders Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review "all Presidential designations or expansions of designations" under the act made since January 1, 1996 "where the designation covers ...

U.S. Trump OKs arms for Syrian Kurds, despite Tur... 3:38 pm Tue
Author: 0 Trump OKs arms for Syrian Kurds, despite Tur... 3:38 pm Tue

Turkey believes that the U.S.'s partnering force, the YPG/PYD, is the extension of the PKK, a terrorist organization recognized by the USA and Turkey. Saleh Muslim, co-chair of the Syrian Kurdish PYD party, the YPG's political affiliate, said the USA decision was expected. One US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the equipment for the Kurdish fighters could include small arms, ammunition, machine guns, armored vehicles and engineering equipment.

Author: 0 Former Trump security aide was Russia blackmail risk - ex-U.S

Nevertheless, Flynn was only forced out of his post eighteen days after Yates told McGahn about discrepancies between what she knew to be true and in what Flynn was apparently telling Pence. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who also testified, said he stood by past assertions that he had not seen evidence of such collusion but also declined to comment on classified matters.

U.S. Senate confirms Heather Wilson as Trump's Air Force secretary
Author: 0 Senate confirms Heather Wilson as Trump's Air Force secretary

Heather Wilson, President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of the Air Force, was confirmed by the Senate Monday with 76 votes in favor and 22 against. She served as a congresswoman representing New Mexico from 1998 to 2009, serving as a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and on the House Armed Service Committee.

U.S. Texas stokes immigration debate with 'sanctuary cities' ban
Author: 0 Texas stokes immigration debate with 'sanctuary cities' ban

The provision extends to police on university campuses, despite the fact that the state has another law on the books allowing undocumented immigrants to attend colleges at in-state tuition rates. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a preemptive strike Monday in the on-going battle over sanctuary city policies. This year alone, federal judges have ruled that the state legislature acted with intent to discriminate against Hispanics and other minorities in two separate cases ― when passing a ...

U.S. WashU Heads Back to Pella, Iowa for NCAA Tournament
Author: 0 WashU Heads Back to Pella, Iowa for NCAA Tournament

Joining the Wasps in the NCAA Tournament from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference are league champion and No.1 nationally-ranked Virginia Wesleyan College and Randolph-Macon College. The Bears and Kohawks have split 14 all-time meetings, including a pair of NCAA contests in 2008 and 2013. The Polar Bears earned a First Round bye and will face the victor of Colby-Sawyer (16-5) and Bridgewater State (12-5) on Saturday.

Author: 0 Trump seeks to expand drilling in Arctic, Atlantic oceans

Working to dismantle his predecessor's environmental legacy, President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Friday that could lead to the erosion of environmental protections in the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. "Scientific consensus is that the vast majority of known fossil fuel reserves - including the oil and gas off USA coasts_must remain undeveloped if we are to avoid the worst effects of climate change", she said.

U.S. Trump Begins Effort to Pack Courts With Conservatives
Author: 0 Trump Begins Effort to Pack Courts With Conservatives

David Stras of Minnesota was nominated for the 8th Circuit. "Starting with a Supreme Court vacancy, which has now been filed, President Trump certainly has a very good opportunity early on to have an impact on the federal bench", Malcolm said.

Author: 0 The shocking final hours of Penn State pledge Timothy Piazza's life

The 19-year-old sophomore died of a traumatic brain injury, and now 18 of the fraternity brothers, who waited some 12 hours before calling for help, were charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter. "Throughout the night, Timothy got up and fell more times ". An analysis of a fraternity brother's cellphone found that during that time he searched the phrases "falling asleep after head injury", "cold extremities in drunk person" and "binge drinking, alcohol, bruising or discoloration, ...

U.S. Blue Devils Open Tied Sixth at NCAA Regional
Author: 0 Blue Devils Open Tied Sixth at NCAA Regional

Cara Barker, meanwhile, took advantage of The Rawls Course's four par-5 holes as she was the only player in the 18-team field to record a birdie on all four. Anna Moore carded an 84 and was in 90th place. The conditions were tough but it nothing we're not used to playing in. Metraux has played well in regional championships during her career.

U.S. Penn State frat brother 'didn't know what to do' about unconscious pledge
Author: 0 Penn State frat brother 'didn't know what to do' about unconscious pledge

Eight members of the fraternity face allegations that include involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault, with some charged with 200 separate counts. "He, like, grabbed me, threw me against the wall and, like, held me there", he said. They were new initiates to Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Penn State and had just run the gantlet - a series of stations where they guzzled beer, wine and vodka as fast as they could.

Author: 0 House Republican 'bewildered' by ObamaCare vote

In his remarks, Obama said he hopes that lawmakers recognize "it actually doesn't take a lot of courage to aid those who are already powerful, already comfortable, already influential". Stivers was among the 217 to vote in favor of the bill. When President Trump and Vice President Pence spoke Thursday, praising the House for finally passing the GOP bill , the crowd of Republican leadership behind them was overwhelmingly white and male.

U.S. Trump administration hollows out EPA science integrity board
Author: 0 Trump administration hollows out EPA science integrity board

Freire told The Daily Caller News Foundation. It was not immediately clear from the news reports how many members were let go. Speaking to the Washington Post , Pruitt spokesman Freire said the dismissed scientists could reapply for their positions.

Author: 0 Are pregnancy, rape pre-existing conditions?

And that was in a chamber Republicans control 238-193. Of the 217 Republicans who backed the bill, 14 come from districts carried by Democrat Hillary Clinton last fall, and 24 serve in districts where Trump did not win more than 50 percent of the vote.

U.S. Clevinger, 4 Indians relievers combine to one-hit Royals
Author: 0 Clevinger, 4 Indians relievers combine to one-hit Royals

Clevinger arrived from Class AAA Columbus with a 3-1 record in six starts. Clevinger, with his shoulder-length hair flapping in the breeze, threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings. The Royals led 1-0 going into the eighth, but the bullpen could not hold it. Indians: LF Michael Brantley left in the fourth inning with a right ankle sprain.

Author: 0 ND health care industry restrained in response to GOP's Obamacare replacement

The glaring health care crisis creates an environment in which congregations must determine what kind of relationship they want to have with families in health crisis and to a political system that devalues life by throwing millions off the insurance rolls but putting billions of dollars into weapons that kill people all over the world.

Author: 0 FCC Chairman launches process to reverse net neutrality rules

The Internet Association, a group that represents more than 40 top Internet companies, including Google, Facebook , and Netflix, said the current rules are working and "these consumer protections should not be changed". Under the FTC, the agency would bring an enforcement action only after finding a broadband provider violated its net neutrality promises. Currently, the former FCC leadership issued rules based on the Title II reclassification and forced ISPs to treat all Internet traffic ...

U.S. Air duct-crawling Kentucky students caught trying to steal exam
Author: 0 Air duct-crawling Kentucky students caught trying to steal exam

TWO STUDENTS AT the University of Kentucky in the United States are facing a burglary charge, after allegedly crawling through an air duct to steal an exam paper from his tutor's office. (Pssst: Try one of these apps to help.) One student at the University of Kentucky decided instead of studying, though, he'd just steal a copy of his upcoming exam early.