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Justice Department issues subpoenas to seven Pennsylvania dioceses over sex abuse allegations

Justice Department issues subpoenas to seven Pennsylvania dioceses over sex abuse allegations Tobias, the law professor who specializes in federal courts, said whatever comes of the investigation, the issuing of the subpoenas has likely sent a jolt across the country. The probe by the Pennsylvania attorney general produced an 800-page compendium of criminal sexual activity, including moving suspected pedophiles from parish to parish. [Full Article...]

Bolton and Kelly exchange profanities outside Oval Office over immigration policy

Stephen Colbert can't get enough of the reports of a shouting match in the White House between two of President Donald Trump's top aides. Trump, who was incensed about the rising levels of migrants and threatened to shut down the southern border on Twitter earlier that morning, took Bolton's side during the argument. [Full Article...]

Trump praises lawmaker for bodyslamming a journalist

Trump praises lawmaker for bodyslamming a journalist Trump said he originally thought the assault - which took place on the eve of his election - might hurt Gianforte's chances. "Look, I have always been concerned about the President's language on a lot of these things". Trump's comments come amid an investigation into the presumed murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istambul more than two weeks ago. [Full Article...]

Russian Woman: Charged with US Midterm Election Interference

Russian Woman: Charged with US Midterm Election Interference She allegedly spent millions in an operation called Project Lakhta, buying advertising on social media, acquiring internet domain names, and pushing "news postings on social networks". Between 2016 and 2018, Project Lakhta's proposed operating budget exceeded $35 million, although only a portion of that money targeted the US, prosecutors said. [Full Article...]

Crimea mourns victims of school massacre that left 20 people dead

Crimea mourns victims of school massacre that left 20 people dead Russia's Investigative Committee named the shooter as 18-year-old Vladislav Roslyakov, a student at the college. Russia's Investigative Committee, the nation's top investigative agency, said the attacker was caught on security cameras entering Kerch Polytechnic College in the Black Sea city of Kerch and firing at students. [Full Article...]

Trump threatens to send military, shut border as migrants head for Mexico

Trump threatens to send military, shut border as migrants head for Mexico The move came after President Donald Trump threatened to use military force to completely close the US-Mexico border over the issue. Changes to detention rules saw thousands of migrant children detained and separated from their parents earlier this year, sparking national and worldwide condemnation. [Full Article...]

Kangaroo on the menu for Harry and Meghan Down Under

Kangaroo on the menu for Harry and Meghan Down Under Meghan was given the launcher, which she pressed to start the model cars, but hadn't been expecting the loud noise and smoke that came when the cars took off. Harry complimented the flag, saying it was "cool", and thanked Rhys for coming to meet him. "I'm not sure I will be good", she nervously laughed as she delicately threw the ball to one of the women. [Full Article...]

Theresa May says 'maybe' to transition period extension — European Union summit

Theresa May says 'maybe' to transition period extension — European Union summit The SNP's Stephen Gethins said it was clear the PM had "failed to bring forward any meaningful proposals to end the deadlock created by her Government ". He conceded "we are not so far" from a deal but cautioned that "now we must accelerate the work". "I believe a deal is achievable and now is the time to make it happen", the prime minister told journalists at the EU Council meeting on Wednes... [Full Article...]

Canada to pardon pot possession as it legalizes marijuana

Canada to pardon pot possession as it legalizes marijuana Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace on Wednesday. "I am going to frame it and hang it on my wall". Can I smoke marijuana recreationally in CT? British Columbia, which plans both province-run and private outlets, has only one government store 350 kilometres (220 miles) from its biggest city, Vancouver. [Full Article...]

Prince Harry embraces teenager in Melbourne, breaking royal protocol

Prince Harry embraces teenager in Melbourne, breaking royal protocol Prince Harry hugging India Brown who had been waiting since 4am. "So for her to be jetlagged and pregnant must be pretty exhausting", she said. The Duchess of Sussex got a little more than she bargained for during a reception at Melbourne's Government House! And it seems the Duchess was keen to show she meant what she said as she wore a pair of eco-friendly shoes for the occasion. [Full Article...]

Abuja rage as Boko Haram kills another aid worker

Abuja rage as Boko Haram kills another aid worker Liman and two other Nigerian aid workers, Alice Loksha and Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa , were working in Rann when they were kidnapped by ISWA in March. They are shooting everywhere please pray for me; please go and tell my parents that I am in trouble. "We are concerned that many people in the region will not have access to medical support if the region becomes too unsafe for staff to op... [Full Article...]

European Union calls for new proposals from Theresa May to break Brexit deadlock

European Union calls for new proposals from Theresa May to break Brexit deadlock The summit also was meant to lay the groundwork for an additional planning meeting next month for the U.K.'s exit - though, as the BBC writes , it's possible that European Union leaders will formally say they are going to use the November gathering to prepare for that no-deal scenario. [Full Article...]

Harvard’s admissions policies to be tested in court

Harvard’s admissions policies to be tested in court In court Monday Mortara, a former clerk for US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, insisted that affirmative action itself would not be on trial and that Students for Fair Admissions supports campus diversity. And yet, he said, there is only one Asian student on campus for every two whites. Considering race as a factor in the holistic review of applicants, the brief said, is "necessary to ach... [Full Article...]

Cannabis becomes legal in Canada

Cannabis becomes legal in Canada Pot smoker Ian Power said: "I am going to frame it and hang it on my wall". "Who else gets to be first to help ring in the end of prohibition?" A festive atmosphere broke out, with some customers lighting up on the sidewalk and motorists honking their horns in support as they drove by the crowd. [Full Article...]

Feds expected to pardon past cannabis possession convictions tomorrow

Feds expected to pardon past cannabis possession convictions tomorrow Almost a century of marijuana prohibition came to an end Wednesday as Canada became the first major Western nation to legalize and regulate the sale and recreational use of marijuana. The Canopy founder said he's looking forward to the next steps in cannabis research and the developing public conversations around the substance, noting that the first sales are the result of years of advocacy work. [Full Article...]

Theresa May digs in her heels as Brexit wobble turns into stampede

Theresa May digs in her heels as Brexit wobble turns into stampede Meanwhile Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab laid the groundwork for Wednesday's summit by holding talks with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier . But lobbying of May from all sides has increased in recent weeks as London and Brussels edge closer to an agreement on a draft withdrawal treaty to cover the divorce terms, a transition period and a solution for Northern Ireland. [Full Article...]

Germany: Train station closed in Cologne after suspected hostage situation

Germany: Train station closed in Cologne after suspected hostage situation Police refused to speculate whether the incident was terror related, said DW's David Martin. Deutsche Bahn said the station will be closed until further notice and all traffic - including long-distance - has been suspended. Two explosions were heard in the area during the hostage rescue not long after elite counter-terrorism team (SEK) rushed to the pharmacy building, NTV broadcaster reported. [Full Article...]

Trump says 'rogue killers' may be behind Khashoggi disappearance

Trump says 'rogue killers' may be behind Khashoggi disappearance Turkish sources have said they believe Khashoggi was killed inside the building and his body removed, allegations that Riyadh dismisses as baseless. Freeland said she was alarmed by Badawi's imprisonment and called for the release of "peaceful" human rights activists - a statement that prompted the Middle Eastern kingdom's governing monarchy to virtually sever all ties with Canada. [Full Article...]

Trump denies offering $1M after Warren takes DNA test

Trump denies offering $1M after Warren takes DNA test As reported by the Globe , this means she could be between 1/64 and 1/1,024 Native American (though the newspaper initially published an erroneous figure and had to correct it). Kim TallBear is Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience and Environment at the University of Alberta and the author of Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science. [Full Article...]

Elizabeth Warren: DNA test finds 'strong evidence' of Native American blood

Elizabeth Warren: DNA test finds 'strong evidence' of Native American blood On Monday she released results of a DNA test that provide what an analyst says is " strong evidence " she has a Native American in her family tree. Less than 5 minutes ago @realDonaldTrump denied saying he'd ever offered to give Elizabeth Warren $1 million to take a DNA test. "I know that everybody likes to pick their junk science and sound science depending on the conclusion it seems som... [Full Article...]


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