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Trump to Boy Scouts: We Could Use More Loyalty Trump to Boy Scouts: We Could Use More Loyalty
- July 25, 2017

Obama's health care law . Moreover, Trump's commentary about what he believes are the perils of Obamacare and the need to secure votes for its repeal were also wholly unacceptable at an event for a non-political organization whose members can not even vote in elections. (more...)
Why EU-US Ties Will Hinge on Trump's Independence
- July 25, 2017

A vote on the bill is expected in the coming weeks, after which it will land on the president's desk for signing. "We consider the continuation of the sanctions rhetoric counterproductive, harmful to the interests of two countries, as well as potentially damaging the interests of other countries", Peskov was quoted as saying by Russia's official TASS news agency. (more...)
Congress approves martial law extension to December 31 Congress approves martial law extension to December 31
- July 25, 2017

There was no evidence of rebellion outside Marawi City , said Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, who voted against the bill. I think the problem on terrorism is so complex and so grave that it warrants a comprehensive and decisive campaign. (more...)
Scientists Identify New Species of Ocean Sunfish: Hoodwinker Sunfish (Mola tecta) Scientists Identify New Species of Ocean Sunfish: Hoodwinker Sunfish (Mola tecta)
- July 25, 2017

After matching three of the DNA samples with known species, the team realized that the fourth was completely new and undocumented. Sunfish are the heaviest of all bony fishes, with some species weighing more than 2000kg and growing to 3m long. (more...)
Trump Returning to Rallies After West Wing Shake-Up, Kushner Testimony Trump Returning to Rallies After West Wing Shake-Up, Kushner Testimony
- July 25, 2017

Among the other meetings was one brief interaction with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in April previous year at a Washington hotel where Mr Trump was making a campaign speech. Lower U.S. Treasury yields and oil prices spurred leveraged selling in the greenback ahead of Jared Kushner's closed-door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday, according to an Asia-based foreign-exchange trader, who asked not to be named as he isn't authorized to speak publicly. (more...)
Woman pleads guilty to criminally negligent homicide in fiance's kayak death Woman pleads guilty to criminally negligent homicide in fiance's kayak death
- July 25, 2017

A USA woman has pleaded guilty to sabotaging her fiancé's kayak, causing him to drown in New York's Hudson River. "While no outcome can compensate for the loss of a beloved son, brother, and uncle, this disposition will hopefully bring a measure of closure to the Viafore family", said Hoovler in a statement. (more...)
Swiss chainsaw attack was not a terrorist hit Swiss chainsaw attack was not a terrorist hit
- July 25, 2017

Prosecutor Peter Sticher said the man had no fixed address but previously had been registered himself as living in the south-eastern Swiss canton of Graubünden. Late Monday he remained on the run from police. Police released old photos of Wrousis standing among trees in a green T-shirt and black jeans. Several other residents told the site they had also passed by Wrousis in the forest - about 2km from Schaffhausen - and that his behaviour had been threatening. (more...)
MI judge halts deportation of more than 1400 Iraqi nationals MI judge halts deportation of more than 1400 Iraqi nationals
- July 25, 2017

United States district judge Mark Goldsmith granted a preliminary injunction requested by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawyers, who argued the immigrants would face persecution in Iraq because they are considered ethnic and religious minorities there. (more...)
Australian minister resigns after discovering his mother applied for Italian dual-citizenship Australian minister resigns after discovering his mother applied for Italian dual-citizenship
- July 25, 2017

Federal MPs are not allowed to serve as dual citizens under section 44 of the constitution. Senator Matt Canavan has resigned as the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia. If Canavan turned out to be a dual citizen it would be an embarrassing blow for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull who last week said resignations of Waters and Ludlam showed "incredible sloppiness". (more...)
NBR exempts Hajj pilgrims from increased excise duty on plane fares NBR exempts Hajj pilgrims from increased excise duty on plane fares
- July 25, 2017

PIA will operate more than 137 flights to Saudi Arabia for transporting almost 60,000 intending pilgrims. Four hundred and twenty-six flights from different parts of the country will transport over one hundred and seven thousand pilgrims to Makkah and Madina. (more...)
Maneka Gandhi launches electronic device for addressing sexual harassment cases at workplace Maneka Gandhi launches electronic device for addressing sexual harassment cases at workplace
- July 25, 2017

Referring to surveys in this connection, the minister said there were surveys, which gave the extent of sexual harassment of women at workplace. Maneka instructed her officials to make the portal as "interactive" as possible. The platform is still in developments and needs few changes. Officials at the ministry said that there was a need to set up "SHe-box", as was necessitated as they had received numerous complaints from women employees. (more...)
SeaWorld San Antonio announced the passing of killer whale calf, Kyara SeaWorld San Antonio announced the passing of killer whale calf, Kyara
- July 25, 2017

Former San Diego SeaWorld trainer and critic John Hargrove tweeted: "SeaWorld had to exploit Takara's calf". SeaWorld announced the end of its breeding program in March 2016 following years of pressure and animal rights protests. "Kyara had a tremendous impact on each of her care staff, not to mention all of the guests that had the chance to see her", SeaWorld said, in a statement. (more...)
Venkaiah Naidu terms Congress allegations as false, motivated Venkaiah Naidu terms Congress allegations as false, motivated
- July 25, 2017

In response to Ramesh's second charge - that the Telangana government had, in violation of rules, placed an order amounting to about ₹271 crore for the purchase of police vehicles from Venkaiah's son's company - the erstwhile BJP leader said he had scrupulously kept himself away from the business and other pursuits of his children. (more...)
Court Allows Trump's Voter Commission to Proceed Court Allows Trump's Voter Commission to Proceed
- July 25, 2017

Welcome to Gavel Drop, our roundup of legal news, headlines, and head-shaking moments in the courts. Kansas secretary of state and the vice-chair of the commission, Kris Kobach (R), called the ruling "a major victory for government accountability, transparency and the public's right to know about the integrity of our elections processes". (more...)
Trump Demands Republican Senators Vote to Repeal Trump Demands Republican Senators Vote to Repeal "Nightmare" Obamacare
- July 25, 2017

Trump goes on about the "unmitigated disaster" of Obamacare , but he does not care if the replacement turns out to be worse for millions of Americans. "If Republicans don't repeal and replace the disastrous Obamacare , the repercussions will be far greater than any of them understand!" he exclaimed Sunday. (more...)
Trump tweets 'sleazy' Burbank Congressman: Democrat Adam Schiff's dignity lesson for Donald Trump tweets 'sleazy' Burbank Congressman: Democrat Adam Schiff's dignity lesson for Donald
- July 25, 2017

Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch has alleged, to no avail, that Schiff has done the same thing. Presumably, the president caught Schiff's appearance on " Face the Nation " Sunday, when the Democrat mused that Trump was concerned that the special counsel investigation into Russian collusion had expanded to include his business dealings. (more...)
Saudi-led block adds 9 entities and 9 people to terror lists Saudi-led block adds 9 entities and 9 people to terror lists
- July 25, 2017

During those interviews, the Turkish visitor expressed his hope that the dispute with Qatar , which also includes Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, will be resolved through dialogue. In the statement, the Saudi-led bloc reaffirmed their commitment to fighting terrorism, cutting off its funding sources, prosecuting those involved in terrorism and combatting extremist ideologies. (more...)
Kushner defends actions as 'proper,' denies Russian Federation collusion Kushner defends actions as 'proper,' denies Russian Federation collusion
- July 25, 2017

Hours before he entered the Hart Senate Office Building for the interviews, Kushner released a statement detailing four contacts with Russians during the election and transition and denying any collusion with Moscow. Kushner's first stop was a private condolence visit to the family of Hadas Malka, the Israeli border policewoman killed near the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday, the spokeswoman said. (more...)
Attorney general should testify before Senate Judiciary Committee again, Franken says Attorney general should testify before Senate Judiciary Committee again, Franken says
- July 25, 2017

He has speculated aloud to allies in recent days about the potential consequences of firing Sessions. So why wouldn't Trump replace Sessions, who has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation, with someone who didn't think there should've been a special counsel investigation to begin with? The President had tweeted earlier that Mr Sessions was "beleaguered" and asking why he was not looking into 2016 election opponent Hillary Clinton's alleged financial ties to Russian ... (more...)
Jordan Spieth gets inspirational pep talk from caddie Greller Jordan Spieth gets inspirational pep talk from caddie Greller
- July 25, 2017

But Spieth roared back with a birdie and then an eagle and from there the Claret Jug was his with a score of 268. Kuchar , who had been the joint leader with Spieth after the opening round, shot a final round of 69, which could have been better but for a bogey at the last. (more...)