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Mattis assembling panel to discuss transgender troops Mattis assembling panel to discuss transgender troops
- August 31, 2017

The White House had said that transgender people would be allowed to continue serving until Mattis had completed such an analysis. If the Palm Center study is accurate, it would take more than 114 years at $8.4 million dollars to meet the cost of removing trans folk in one fell swoop. (more...)
IS convoy reaches east Syria after ceasefire IS convoy reaches east Syria after ceasefire
- August 31, 2017

On Tuesday, the ISIS fighters reached in Deir al-Zour province in eastern Syria, near the border with Iraq. "Bringing this force from Lebanon to east Syria and Iraqi borders raises doubts", Dr. Another is believed to have joined Islamic State. The US-led coalition fighting ISIS has carried out airstrikes to "crater" and disable roads that ISIS fighters meant to use to evacuate the border area between Syria and Lebanon as part of an agreement with the Lebanese government and Hezbollah. (more...)
New Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi's first words to staff New Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi's first words to staff
- August 31, 2017

Under Kalanick, Uber changed the transportation landscape by offering people the ability to summon a ride through an app , and the privately-held company swelled to a almost $70-billion colossus. Kalanick faced criticism after numerous scandals took place over the last few months involving claims of systemic sexism and harassment in the workplace. (more...)
Transgender Service Members Sue Trump Over Military Ban Transgender Service Members Sue Trump Over Military Ban
- August 30, 2017

The American Civil Liberties Union ( ACLU ) also filed its lawsuit on Monday. The ACLU says that in addition to the plaintiffs included in its suit , they've been hearing from transgender individuals intending to enlist in the military as well as those who now serve whose gender reassignment surgeries will be cancelled under the ban's provisions. (more...)
Mixed reactions to IL school funding plan Mixed reactions to IL school funding plan
- August 30, 2017

Governor Bruce Rauner said if the Senate does pass the bill , he'll sign it "right away". He said he had sought out the opinion of law enforcement as he was contemplating whether to sign or veto the bill. He and others said that the legislation will allow immigrants to reach out to local law enforcement without fear of being punished for their immigration status. (more...)
Dogs Travel From Texas To New Jersey Following Hurricane Dogs Travel From Texas To New Jersey Following Hurricane
- August 30, 2017

Fifty-three animals arrived at Pets Alive Tuesday afternoon, August 29, as rescue workers drove the long hours to Orange County from the storm-tossed Gulf Coast. Prior to the Hurricane making landfall, The HSUS worked with local groups to move shelter animals out, in particular those in the City of Corpus Christi. (more...)
Chancellor Merkel calls on Turkey to release jailed German citizens Chancellor Merkel calls on Turkey to release jailed German citizens
- August 30, 2017

Merkel in 2015 chose to open the border to hundreds of thousands of refugees. Merkel has mainly ignored Schulz during her Christian Democratic Union party's campaign. "But it has to be properly designed". "The individual consumer who drives a auto and has to make his case against Volkswagen or Daimler is lost on his own", Schulz said. (more...)
North Korea fires unidentified projectile into the sea in suspected missile test North Korea fires unidentified projectile into the sea in suspected missile test
- August 29, 2017

The South Korean military said the missiles hit a maximum altitude of 50 kilometers. Tillerson had said he hoped that the lack of missile launches or other "provocative acts" by Pyongyang could mean a path could be opening for dialogue "sometime in the near future". (more...)
Trump says U.S. should start 'termination process' to get better Nafta deal Trump says U.S. should start 'termination process' to get better Nafta deal
- August 29, 2017

In another development - in May - President Trump launched a 90-day countdown to renegotiating NAFTA . " Mexico will pay for it through reimbursement/other". "They have made such great deals - both of the countries but in particular Mexico - that I don't think we can make a deal". "A president threatening to dismantle the gateway for many USA manufacturers to the rest of the globe is not a path worth going down", he said. (more...)
Heavy, tropical rain headed to NC coast; Tropical storm warning in effect Heavy, tropical rain headed to NC coast; Tropical storm warning in effect
- August 29, 2017

This morning, thunderstorms are starting to organize off the coast of Georgia. At a minimum, our sky will be mainly cloudy through tomorrow and we will be watching where the western edge of the storm's rain area sets up. The two-day tropical outlook for the Atlantic shows Harvey still in the Gulf, PTC10 off the Southeast US, and a disturbance off Africa that is expected to develop sometime this week. (more...)
Nth Korea fires missiles into Sea of Japan Nth Korea fires missiles into Sea of Japan
- August 29, 2017

The launch came days before leaders from the Group of 20 nations were due to discuss steps to rein in North Korea's weapons programme, which it has pursued in defiance of U.N. Although the allies said the command-post practice, largely a war game, is defensive in nature, Pyongyang has long claimed that it's an invasion rehearsal. (more...)
Mexico offers helping hand to Harvey victims Mexico offers helping hand to Harvey victims
- August 29, 2017

A renewed play to energize his base has also meant fresh attacks on Mexico, which Trump has once again begun demanding pay for its construction. "We are in the NAFTA (worst trade deal ever made) renegotiation process with Mexico & Canada". (more...)
Hillary Clinton bringing book tour to Milwaukee Hillary Clinton bringing book tour to Milwaukee
- August 29, 2017

While the price of tickets to her October 30 book tour event at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago has yet to be announced, attending a similar event in NY will set you back $125 - about the price of a decent Broadway show. Wisconsin and MI are likely to only be some of the topics Clinton explores in " What Happened ", her memoir about the campaign and its aftermath due out September 12. (more...)
Tillerson On Trump's C'Ville Response: 'The President Speaks For Himself' Tillerson On Trump's C'Ville Response: 'The President Speaks For Himself'
- August 28, 2017

He affirmed that the State Department represents U.S. citizens, the values of the country, commitment to freedom, and the equal treatment of every person in the world. The Secretary of State responded that he does not believe anyone doubts American values , the commitment of the USA government to advancing and defending those values. (more...)
Pulwama terror attack: 2 policemen, 2 CRPF jawans injured Pulwama terror attack: 2 policemen, 2 CRPF jawans injured
- August 28, 2017

Reports from Pulwama also said that loud explosions were heard amid exchange of gun fire. DGP SP Vaidya said that it was a bad day for the security forces who had to suffer heavy losses. "All family members of the police personnel have been safely evacuated.The operation against the surviving militants has entered the final stage", the police said at 2.15 p.m. (more...)
Lebanon finds suspected remains of ISIL-held soldiers Lebanon finds suspected remains of ISIL-held soldiers
- August 28, 2017

The armed forces launched their campaign against ISIS militants entrenched in the mountainous Jurud Ras Baalbek and Jurud al-Qaa areas on Lebanon's eastern border on August 19 . But on Sunday, the Lebanese government was likely to be under increased pressure to co-ordinate with Damascus as Syrian state media announced that Hizbollah and the Syrian government had reached a deal with ISIL fighters inside Syria. (more...)
Metro volunteers help Harvey victims; call for Atlanta's help
- August 28, 2017

With Hurricane Harvey making its way inland, the American Red Cross serving the Heart of Texas is looking for volunteers to staff shelters for storm victims over the next five days. "New Yorkers first-hand know the damage Mother Nature can cause, and we stand shoulder to shoulder with Louisiana and Texas as they brace for Hurricane Harvey", Cuomo said in a statement. (more...)
Trump signs transgender military ban Trump signs transgender military ban
- August 28, 2017

According to a White House official , transgender individuals can no longer serve in the military unless an alternative decision is made by the secretary of homeland security and the secretary of defense . Although the memorandum is not effective until January 2018, the departments had previously extended the Obama administration's July 2017 deadline until January 2018 pending further study. (more...)
Fatah Official: Jared Kushner's Mideast Peace Mission Is a 'Delusion'
- August 28, 2017

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will hold talks in Ankara on August 28 amid calls for the resumption of negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis to end the conflict. A day prior to Kushner's meetings with Netanyahu and Abbas, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said: "We are not going to state what the outcome has to be". (more...)
Poll respondents explain their support for Trump's response to Charlottesville Poll respondents explain their support for Trump's response to Charlottesville
- August 27, 2017

Trump omitted that in his first response, he'd said "many sides" were responsible for the violence there, a comment that drew bipartisan rebuke for equating neo-Nazis with those protesting against them. "The words were ideal", Trump said. It's one thing for GOP officials to condemn white supremacy and racism, but in the year 2017, that should not be a high bar to hurdle. (more...)