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PhD Scholar beaten up for organising 'Beef Fest' on IIT-Madras Campus PhD Scholar beaten up for organising 'Beef Fest' on IIT-Madras Campus
- May 31, 2017

One of the students who led the beef protest at IIT Madras in Chennai was assaulted allegedly by students from a right-wing group, according to a report in Times Now . Union environment ministry in Narendra Modi government on May 26 released a new law that bans sale and purchase of cattle for the goal of slaughter or religious sacrifice. (more...)
What's Left As Clock Ticks Down To End Texas Legislative Session? What's Left As Clock Ticks Down To End Texas Legislative Session?
- May 30, 2017

With the signing of the bill, Lyft and Uber will resume operations in Austin. "If we have a special session, we will be convening on only the topics I choose by the time of my choosing". These charges are alone issued by the governor, however, despite calls by Patrick to issue a special session for his own priorities. Abbott did not call a special session following the last legislative session, but former governors have relied on this tactic to get bills passed in overtime. (more...)
Four facts about the history of Memorial Day
- May 30, 2017

With an all-voluntary military, shared sacrifice is largely a thing of the past - even as US troops remain in Afghanistan and Iraq almost 16 years after 9/11. I try to flip the lens on the conversation a bit and gently remind them what it's really about". Throughout much of the 20th century, Decoration Day continued to be observed on May 30. (more...)
Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter Adviser, Dead at 89
- May 28, 2017

Brzezinski's daughter Mika, a host on MSNBC's " Morning Joe " show, said her father died peacefully on Friday. That same love kept them close through tonight when my dad passed away. Kennedy and served in the Johnson administration. FILE - In this January 17, 1981 file photo, President Jimmy Carter shakes hands with his national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski , as he presents Brzezinski with the Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony in Washington . (more...)
Delay in court case deepens health insurance uncertainty
- May 25, 2017

Andy Slavitt, former acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said that delaying the lawsuit gets the White House the same outcome but allows them to deny responsibility for it. Slavitt was echoed Monday by Leslie Dach, another Obama administration veteran who heads the Protect Our Care Campaign, an Obamacare advocacy group. (more...)
The double count: Trump budget includes $2 trillion accounting gimmick
- May 25, 2017

A prominent conservative economist agreed there was a discrepancy. "This budget makes it clear that we will reverse this larceny". The White House budget chief on Wednesday delivered a spirited defense of President Donald Trump's proposal to slash programs from food stamps to health care for the poor in the face of strong Democratic opposition and Republican skepticism. (more...)
Dry weather stays through Thursday morning, then showers return Dry weather stays through Thursday morning, then showers return
- May 24, 2017

Saturday should feature a partly to mostly sunny sky with highs in the 70s inland. Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Winds NW 10-20 miles per hour. The onshore wind will become a bit stronger on Sunday , so highs at the coast may only be in the lower half of the 60s then. By day's end, the city could see more than an inch of rain, and a high of only 60 degrees - more than 12 degrees below the area's normal high . (more...)
Runners show support for law enforcement Runners show support for law enforcement
- May 23, 2017

I have been a prosecutor for over 25 years, and in that role I have had the honor of working alongside law enforcement, to help bring safety and security to our fellow Wisconsinites. "We really appreciate the community's support", Rieke said. Three names were added for this year's ceremony. "Not only to us but to their incredible families". (more...)
Donald Trump Gives Hat to Son of Fallen Police Officer Donald Trump Gives Hat to Son of Fallen Police Officer
- May 22, 2017

Since last year's DPS Peace Officer Memorial Service on May 17, 2016, another 18 officers were killed in the line of duty in Texas. Two other Iowa officers will be added to the memorial after their deaths were determined to have happened in the line of duty. (more...)
Artist Projects Emoluments Clause on Trump's DC Hotel: 'Pay Trump Bribes Here' Artist Projects Emoluments Clause on Trump's DC Hotel: 'Pay Trump Bribes Here'
- May 17, 2017

Hotel security ordered him to shut off the projections after only a few minutes, but it was enough time for the messages to go viral on social media, garnering thousands of posts on Twitter and Facebook. "We're going to keep going". Critics of the president also joked over reports in USA media on the said Trump-Russia collusion. While Trump retains an ownership stake, his son has taken over day-to-day operations of the hotel. (more...)
Search for Missing Plane Survivors Under Way After Debris Found Near Bahamas
- May 17, 2017

Monday. Customs and Border Patrol and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force are assisting in the search. The passengers were identified as Jennifer Blumin and Nathan Ulrich of NY and Blumin's 4-year-old and 10-year-old sons. The company confirmed she and members of her family were on the plane in a statement. Officials said it's unknown why the plane never made it to its destination. (more...)
Acting FBI director hopes to make it permanent
- May 16, 2017

There is a catch, however. Cornyn will hit his limit in January 2019 . The Trump administration is said to be considering close to a dozen candidates for the position, including Gowdy, formerly a federal prosecutor who sits on the House Intelligence Committee. (more...)
Ex-US NSA ordered to hand over Russia probe documents Ex-US NSA ordered to hand over Russia probe documents
- May 15, 2017

Former Trump adviser Roger Stone he will "fully comply" with the Senate intelligence committee's request for information and documents relating to its Russian Federation investigation. Some of Mr Trump's fellow Republicans, including Mr Burr, also expressed strong doubts about the timing of the President's actions. "I think Mike Flynn is somebody who honorably served our country in uniform for over 30 years", White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters this week. (more...)
Jason Bateman FINALLY signs up for Arrested Development season 5 Jason Bateman FINALLY signs up for Arrested Development season 5
- May 15, 2017

Still no timeline for that elusive Season 5 at this point, though. "Just officially signed on to more ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT today", the actor wrote . Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix, also promised a fifth season, depending on actor availability. (more...)
Trump Says 'Everybody', Not Only Australia, Beats The US In Healthcare Trump Says 'Everybody', Not Only Australia, Beats The US In Healthcare
- May 15, 2017

But Sanders, who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination previous year, said the U.S. should look to Australia on health. Trump was spending an extended weekend at his central New Jersey home, about 40 miles west of NY. Ms Huckabee Sanders said Mr Trump's remarks did not mean he thought the United States should adopt a similar system to Australia's. During his speech, Mr Trump thanked Rupert Murdoch, who introduced him to the stage, Australian businessman Anthony Pratt and ... (more...)
FSU Tennis Advances at NCAA Tournament FSU Tennis Advances at NCAA Tournament
- May 13, 2017

The Big Red swept No. 43 Rice, 4-0, on Friday to advance to the second round. "I know the girls have had pretty good success the past couple years, and we've kind of been falling short". "We really responded when they took the lead in the first half". But the experience of rising to a surprise No. 1, then faltering, was much like the men's hockey team this past season, and Tambroni said he consulted with coach Guy Gadowsky about how they recovered in time to make the NCAA tournament. (more...)
CNN's Cooper Rolls Eyes at Conway During Interview on Comey CNN's Cooper Rolls Eyes at Conway During Interview on Comey
- May 12, 2017

Conway's response? "I think you're looking at the wrong set of facts here". After a weekslong absence from the cable-news circuit, Conway appeared on CNN late Tuesday , sparring with host Anderson Cooper over why Comey was sacked in the midst of the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. (more...)
AAP demonstrates EVM 'tampering', EC trashes it
- May 10, 2017

During the day-long special session of the Assembly, Aam Aadmi Party legislator Saurabh Bharadwaj, a former minister, "demonstrated" how an EVM can be tampered with to rig results. Malviya Nagar MLA Somnath Bharti said the tampering of EVMs was "the biggest fraud on democracy", adding that the Delhi State Election Commission could have postponed the municipal polls in order to implement voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT), but chose not to. (more...)
What Tad Cummins' journey back to Tennessee will look like
- May 09, 2017

Hardison. Authorities credit the caretaker of a remote northern California property for helping police find her and arrest her alleged abductor , fired teacher Tad Cummins. In the documents, obtained by multiple news outlets, Anthony claims mother Kimberly Thomas , 48, beat Elizabeth and even locked her in the basement. (more...)
18 frat members, frat charged in Penn State student's death
- May 06, 2017

During the pledging party, Piazza fell down the stairs after drinking excessively, but no one called for help for nearly 12 hours, according to police , who found him unconscious and took him to a hospital. Later video showed Piazza on a couch, unresponsive even as fraternity brothers poured water on his face, his left arm falling limply when someone lifted it, according to the grand jury presentment. (more...)