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A federal judge issued a stay on Trump's executive order on immigration A federal judge issued a stay on Trump's executive order on immigration
- January 29, 2017

The Brooklyn Congresswoman joined fellow New York Rep. The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. Officials say one of two Iraqi refugees who were detained at John F. Fuad Suleman, his wife, two daughters aged 10 and 17 and son aged 19 said they spent two years obtaining visas and had packed up their lives to move to the USA, but were turned back to Iraq when they attempted to board a connecting flight to the United States from Cairo. (more...)
Peso Slumps as Mexican President Calls Off Meeting With Trump Peso Slumps as Mexican President Calls Off Meeting With Trump
- January 29, 2017

The White House statement included near identical language on the border wall, but didn't mention a pledge to not speak publicly about the issue. The Mexican president tweeted that his government was willing to work with the United States "to reach agreements that benefit both nations". (more...)
US will prioritize Christian refugees US will prioritize Christian refugees
- January 29, 2017

The protests started Saturday at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, where hundreds of people chanted "No hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here", angered at the detention of a number of people arriving from the countries listed in Trump's order, including the two Iraqi men whose cases were taken by the ACLU. (more...)
Trump proposes big import tax, triggering fight with Mexico Trump proposes big import tax, triggering fight with Mexico
- January 29, 2017

Trump insists that Mexico pay for the wall, while Pena Nieto says Mexico will not. "We informed the White House this morning that I will not attend the working meeting scheduled for next Tuesday" with Trump in Washington , Pena Nieto said on Twitter on Thursday. (more...)
People Are at JFK Protesting Trump's Executive Order Banning Refugees and Muslims
- January 29, 2017

The company's cofounder and CEO Brian Chesky wrote on Facebook that Airbnb will provide free housing to refugees and people not in their home city who are denied the ability to board flights. The alternative hotel service's co-founder continued tweeting, expounding on Airbnb's philosophy in the face of the ban. Apple CEO Tim Cook has made it clear that his company " would not exist without immigration, let alone thrive and innovate the way we do ", according to a memo sent to employees ... (more...)
Twitter Reveals Receiving 2 National Security Demands From FBI
- January 29, 2017

Circuit Court of Appeals that challenges the constitutionality of national security letters. Twitter has already disclosed these two letters and informed the targeted users and is suing the Department of Justice in an effort to speak more publicly about secret requests for user data. (more...)
Trump's first week at work - the report card Trump's first week at work - the report card
- January 29, 2017

Donald Trump has threatened to cancel his upcoming meeting with Mexico's president over the country's refusal to pay for his border wall. The Mexican President reacted, saying, "I've said time and again: Mexico won't pay for any wall". After signing an executive order to confirm plans of a border wall, President Donald Trump's team has announced one way he could fund it. Of course, in a week where Pena Nieto canceled a planned trip to Washington to discuss his own country's trading terms ... (more...)
Mo Farah: Trump seems to have made me an alien Mo Farah: Trump seems to have made me an alien
- January 29, 2017

Writing on his Facebook page, the long-distance runner said: "On 1 January this year, Her Majesty the Queen made me a knight of the Realm". "On 27th January, President Donald Trump seems to have made me an alien". But given the global outreach of numerous biggest sports leagues in the United States, it's unclear how the executive order-which enacted an indefinite ban for Syrian refugees, a 120-day ban for any refugee and a 90-day ban for the predominantly Muslim nations listed above-will ... (more...)
Mexico rebukes Israel over Netanyahu wall tweet Mexico rebukes Israel over Netanyahu wall tweet
- January 29, 2017

It looks like Donald Trump has figured out how to pay for his proposed Mexico border wall - by slapping a 20% tax on imports from the country. The press secretary said that the United States government would keep the lines of communication open. (more...)
Girl Scout cookies are here! Girl Scout cookies are here!
- January 29, 2017

The Toffee-Tastic and S'mores cookies sell for $5 a package while all other cookies sell for $4. To honor the banner year, the Girl Scouts released a new cookie - the highly-anticipated S'mores flavor, which combines chocolate, marshmallow and chocolate and joins beloved classics like Thin Mints, Caramel DeLites, and Trefoil/Shortbreads. (more...)
Zarif: Trump's Muslim ban 'great gift to extremists'
- January 29, 2017

Travel agents in Tehran said Saturday they had been instructed by foreign airlines, including Emirates, Etihad and Turkish Airlines, not to sell United States tickets and that Iranians holding American visas were not being allowed to board US-bound flights. (more...)
May criticised by her own lawmakers over Trump ban on refugees May criticised by her own lawmakers over Trump ban on refugees
- January 29, 2017

US President Donald Trump might have a few posts on social media that he might want to reconsider deleting ahead of some important meetings. The leaders of Britain and Germany joined other American allies Sunday in criticizing President Donald Trump's USA entry ban for people from some Muslim-majority countries, even as far-right politicians on the continent celebrated the move. (more...)
Elon Musk is hosting a Hyperloop 'pod race' at SpaceX this weekend Elon Musk is hosting a Hyperloop 'pod race' at SpaceX this weekend
- January 29, 2017

But in the middle of all the excitement, Musk put out another tweet about a completely unrelated development. Late Friday night, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk cryptically tweeted, "And we start digging the tunnel tonight". Since the Hyperloop test track is already finished and now in use for the competition, it's not clear what this means. The idea and knowledge that will result from here will be open sourced. (more...)
Seasonable weekend with flurries or a snow shower
- January 29, 2017

Winds W at 10 to 15 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Winter weather returns to much of Pennsylvania on Friday , with snow showers and snow accumulations expected in places. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy. West wind 5 to 7 miles per hour. Highs in the upper 20s and lows in the mid teens. (more...)
Trump runs through busy early days in first weekly address
- January 29, 2017

The fact that it was only one executive order would not matter. The most surprising thing about Trump's choice to sign so many executive orders is that, in the past, he has railed against Obama for his use of executive power. "He hasn't explained to any of us what this executive order is, and how it gives everybody insurance that is better and cheaper than what they had before", Pearce said. (more...)
Muslim leaders call President Trump's decision 'un-American'
- January 29, 2017

President Donald Trump has made good on his campaign promise to ban Muslims from the America by temporarily making it illegal for visa-holders and permanent residents from seven Muslim-majority countries to enter the U.S. Those turned away include students traveling overseas, people attending funerals and individuals who live and work legally in the USA and can't get home to their families, he said. (more...)
Obama's letter to Trump was 'beautiful ... so thoughtful'
- January 29, 2017

Maybe Trump will serve our country admirably. Sean did a great job, but this guy, whoever he was, I didn't even know who he was, he was saying that we stacked the audience. Tell me, Donald, why do people of color have to endure longer prison sentences than white people? Well on my count America has never been wealthier. (more...)
On the internet, nobody knows if you're a National Park On the internet, nobody knows if you're a National Park
- January 29, 2017

The decision came after the NPS retweeted Binyamin Appelbaum's inauguration comparison shot . A representative for the President Trump's transition team at EPA recently confirmed that the federal government had launched a review of the agency's website data to determine which climate data will remain. (more...)
Refugees Detained at Airports After Trump Order
- January 29, 2017

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a legal challenge to President Donald Trump's order to deny USA entry to refugees from seven countries, as acrimony widened over the policy and the number of detainees held at airports appeared to swell. (more...)
This disturbing dolphin selfie trend is a low point for humanity
- January 28, 2017

Tourists dragged the mammal out of the water on Sunday in the seaside city of San Bernardo, south of Buenos Aires. A witness told the C5N news outlet: "It was small and it came close to the shore". That incident too had sparked sharp criticism, especially on social media platforms, with many Twitter users even seeking prosecution for those responsible for the endangered mammal's death. (more...)

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