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Districts Cancel School on "Day Without a Woman"
- March 09, 2017

Students will not be required to make up the school day later in the year. The " Day Without a Woman " protest was scheduled to happen on International Women's Day. Like Alexandria, officials from Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools said the decision should not be seen as "an endorsement of the planned demonstration". (more...)
White House asks Congress to probe Trump's accusation of Obama wiretap White House asks Congress to probe Trump's accusation of Obama wiretap
- March 09, 2017

Asked whether Trump still had confidence in Comey, White House Spokesman Sean Spicer said, "There's nothing that I have been told by him that would lead me to believe that anything is different than what it was prior". Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY said Trump had either made a false accusation, or a judge had found probable cause to authorize a wiretap. (more...)
Cummings Found an 'Enthusiastic' President Trump During Meeting Cummings Found an 'Enthusiastic' President Trump During Meeting
- March 09, 2017

Trump's telling, "He was probably told, 'Don't meet with Trump". The president also suggested that some Democratic lawmakers, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, encouraged Cummings not to meet with Trump. Cummings' bill, co-authored with Vermont Rep. Peter Welch, would provide the Health and Human Services Secretary with the power to negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs under Medicare. (more...)
UN Ambassador Haley: US Must See 'Positive Action' From North Korea UN Ambassador Haley: US Must See 'Positive Action' From North Korea
- March 09, 2017

China's United Nations ambassador is calling for a reduction in tensions and a return to talks aimed at denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula following North Korea's latest ballistic missile tests . British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said the US-South Korea drills were "not a threat to global peace and security", adding that the threat comes from North Korea's "continued plan to nuclearise". (more...)
Jon Huntsman Jr. accepting offer to become United States ambassador to Russian Federation
- March 09, 2017

Huntsman will submti paperwork to accept the role, Politico reported. Huntsman would also take on the post amid ongoing questions about connections between Russians known to U.S. 2 spot under Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Relations between Russian President Vladimir Putin's administration and that of Trump's are sensitive right now due to allegations of election tampering by Russia and improper exchanges of information between Trump and Putin officials. (more...)
Texas Senate Committee Advances 'Bathroom Bill' Despite Opposition Texas Senate Committee Advances 'Bathroom Bill' Despite Opposition
- March 09, 2017

Senate Bill 275 , sponsored by state Senator Nathan Dahm, provides positive reforms to Oklahoma's current state preemption laws and makes technical changes to better clarify the intent of the law. Supporters of the "bathroom bill" said it protects privacy and safety. But almost 70 business , including some of the state's biggest employers such as American Airlines, sent a letter to Republican leaders this month to reject the bill that they said would "legalize discrimination". (more...)
Barca now favourites after Champions League heroics
- March 09, 2017

Even if Barcelona are to score four goals tonight - never impossible when you have Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez up front - they would need to keep a clean sheet to give themselves any hope. "They say the fans are one more player, but today they were 10 more", Roberto added. Cavani's goal completely changed the landscape and Barcelona , who nearly climbed completely up the mountain just found out that the mountain had an even higher peak. (more...)
Senate overturns Obama-era regulations on teacher preparation Senate overturns Obama-era regulations on teacher preparation
- March 09, 2017

Supporters of the Obama administration's efforts, including labor unions, said that contractors who cut corners with worker protections are also likely to cut corners in other ways. On a 49-48 vote, the Senate endorsed a joint resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the contractor disclosure rule. Senator Elizabeth Warren released a report detailing repeated violations of labor laws by companies that received billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded federal contracts. (more...)
Trump pick to be U.S. solicitor general was raised in CNY Trump pick to be U.S. solicitor general was raised in CNY
- March 09, 2017

If confirmed by the Senate as the next solicitor general, Francisco would be charged with directing the Trump administration's legal positions and strategy before the nation's highest court. With Katsas over in the White House Counsel's office, that would seem to leave Francisco as the last man standing. Most recently, he represented former Virginia Republican Governor Robert McDonnell in a successful attempt to throw out corruption convictions. (more...)
Dave Chappelle Addresses His Town Council About Local Police Force Dave Chappelle Addresses His Town Council About Local Police Force
- March 09, 2017

Carlson, who is black, was allegedly forced to the ground by an officer. A number of residents actually attempted to shield Carlson as a cop attempted to tase him. The comedian brought up the above-mentioned Times article, noting how the story had spread largely given national conversations in the Trump era. However, he also said the police force in Yellow Springs has grown increasingly alien to residents. (more...)
Swami Aseemanand Acquitted In 2007 Ajmer Dargah Blast Case Swami Aseemanand Acquitted In 2007 Ajmer Dargah Blast Case
- March 09, 2017

Both have been fined Rs one lakh each while the quantum of punishment will be pronounced by the court on March 16. Joshi was shot dead by two motorbike-borne men on December 29, 2007, in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh. Chandrashekhar is out on bail, while others are in judicial custody. Sentencing next week: Bhavesh Patel, who was convicted in the Ajmer dargah blast case, being brought out of the NIA special court in Jaipur on Wednesday. (more...)
Trump was inadvertently photobombed in a recent White House tour Trump was inadvertently photobombed in a recent White House tour
- March 09, 2017

Though Glenn Pacceco calls himself a Republican and a Trump supporter, the draw of the White House had little to do with party lines. But those who want to go for a visit have to do some advance planning. Kannalikham is known for his classic and subdued taste. First lady Melania Trump said in a statement that she's looking forward to welcoming visitors. (more...)
Russia Controversy Remains Major Distraction for Trump White House Russia Controversy Remains Major Distraction for Trump White House
- March 09, 2017

At least eight of his closest associates have had improper contact with Russian Federation: reports in the New York Times disclosed that between 2007 and 2012 Paul Manafort, Trump's original campaign adviser, received more than $12 million in secret payments from a Putin ally in Ukraine. (more...)
Illustrated posters and an app call out men for 'manterrupting' women Illustrated posters and an app call out men for 'manterrupting' women
- March 09, 2017

Those instances of "manterruption" were the inspiration for Woman Interrupted , a mobile app for iOS and Android that tracks how frequently men interrupt women in recorded conversations as a means for female empowerment. When a user wants to use the app, they just have to open it and hit the record button. Gal Barradas, founder and co-chief executive of BETC Sao Paola, said: It may seem like a small problem, but it reflects deeper issues of gender inequality at work and society. (more...)
Palestine leader meets United Kingdom foreign secretary in Ramallah
- March 08, 2017

Abbas reaffirmed the Palestinian side's commitment to the peace process based on the two-state solution, the global legitimacy resolutions, and the Arab peace initiative (the Saudi plan), in order to establish an independent Palestinian state within pre-1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital. (more...)
Kim Jong-nam's 'son' surfaces in online video Kim Jong-nam's 'son' surfaces in online video
- March 08, 2017

I'm now with my mother and my sister and we're very grateful", says the man, who bears a resemblance to the elder Kim and is seen holding a North Korean passport issued to government officials, per Reuters . Kim Han-sol, 22, was born in Pyongyang, but has been mostly living and receiving an education in foreign countries, including France. The group also singled out Netherlands ambassador to South Korea, Lody Embrechts, for his involvement and humanitarian response. (more...)
UNSC will meet tomorrow on North Korea missile launches UNSC will meet tomorrow on North Korea missile launches
- March 08, 2017

The ramped-up tests come as leader Kim Jong Un pushes for a nuclear and missile program that can deter what he calls US and South Korean hostility toward the North. Trump also had a phone call with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday, reaffirming its alliance with Tokyo and condemning North Korea's tests as a threat to regional security. (more...)
Trump China Trademarks Approved Trump China Trademarks Approved
- March 08, 2017

China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce has granted preliminary approval for 38 Trump trademarks for a raft of businesses including branded spa, massage and escort services, the Associated Press reports . But Trump's actually been trying, mostly unsuccessfully and with much frustration, to secure the rights to his name in the country for decades. Chang Tsi & Partners, Trump's lawyers in China, declined to comment directly on the applications. (more...)
LA Mayor Garcetti has huge lead for re-election LA Mayor Garcetti has huge lead for re-election
- March 08, 2017

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti leaves his polling place with daughter Maya Garcetti, 5, after voting for mayor as Angelenos go to the polls on March 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. With the mayor's race something of a dead rubber, Measure S was seen as this election's marquee issue, having national attention and having cluttered the city's skyline with more than a hundred "Yes on S" billboards. (more...)
Israel OK's bill banning foreign boycott activists Israel OK's bill banning foreign boycott activists
- March 08, 2017

Banning anyone is always problematic and Israel is bound to get it in the neck for banning entry to foreigners who support boycotting the country. "Really, what I'm concerned about is the future of Israel and Israel's democracy", she said. (more...)