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My Turn: Getting a grip on gun violence My Turn: Getting a grip on gun violence
- October 11, 2017

But both the massacre that happened at the hands of a man and the devastation at the hands of three hurricanes were out of our control , and I think that we need to pay attention to the fact that there's some forces out there that when it becomes out of control, all we can do is prepare as best we can if we know what's coming and keep our eyes open, but not be thinking we can actually control it. (more...)
Did Colin Kaepernick Say He Will Stand for National Anthem if Signed? Did Colin Kaepernick Say He Will Stand for National Anthem if Signed?
- October 11, 2017

Soon after, the Know Your Rights Campaign, a youth campaign fully funded by Colin Kaepernick , posted a note to social media written by Kaepernick's girlfriend, Nessa Diab, that said the report was " completely false ". A spokesperson for CBS sports referred CNNMoney to those tweets . "Colin would have to address any future demonstrations", La Canfora tweeted. (more...)
Chinese media went gaga over Sitharaman's interaction with PLA troopers Chinese media went gaga over Sitharaman's interaction with PLA troopers
- October 11, 2017

Earlier, Sitharam said she waved at the Chinese soldiers from the across the border who were reportedly taking her pictures. Sitharaman is scheduled to meet Sikkim Governor Sriniwas Patil and Chief Minister Pawan Chamling at the Raj Bhavan and they are likely to discuss several issues related to defence in the border areas with China, the officials today said. (more...)
Yale community celebrates Indigenous People's Day Yale community celebrates Indigenous People's Day
- October 11, 2017

At last week's City Council meeting, San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon declared that the city would celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day. Fayard estimated that around 100 people participated in the various events held for Indigenous People's Day. With both Italian and Arapaho blood coursing through his veins, Oklahoma City resident John Antonelli said it was the Native side of his upbringing that his family heartily embraced, noting that he was also a descendant of the ... (more...)
United Nations imposes port ban on North for first time ever United Nations imposes port ban on North for first time ever
- October 11, 2017

According to a source close to the dossier, since the vessels in question have been referred to have carried or continue to carry even today, coal, iron, or fish north koreans , goods expressly targeted by the last trains of Un sanctions . (more...)
Chance the Rapper livestreams police stop after he's pulled over in Chicago Chance the Rapper livestreams police stop after he's pulled over in Chicago
- October 10, 2017

In a 2016 performance on Saturday Night Live , Chance also referenced former Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke , who was charged with murder over the 2014 shooting death of Laquan McDonald . "But as a system, policing is racist and oppressive". After all was done, both Corley and Chance thanked the officer and went on their way. "See? I knew he was a good dude", Chance stated. (more...)
NATO Chief Says 'We Don't Want A New Cold War' With Russia NATO Chief Says 'We Don't Want A New Cold War' With Russia
- October 10, 2017

NATO'S force will have about 4-thousand Romanian troops supported by forces from nine NATOo countries. NATO's Black Sea maritime presence already includes naval patrols but it will be boosted with more allied visits to Romanian and Bulgarian ports, enhanced training and exercises. (more...)
Governor Brown signs prescription drug transparency bill Governor Brown signs prescription drug transparency bill
- October 10, 2017

U.S. biotech industry association BIO said it would continue to oppose the Drug Price Reporting & Transparency Bill. The notice required by subdivision (a) shall be provided in writing at least 60 days prior to the planned effective date of the increase. (more...)
Theresa May is 'stoking racial grievances' with race report response Theresa May is 'stoking racial grievances' with race report response
- October 10, 2017

The racial disparity audit , released as a website Tuesday, compiles statistics on some 130 topics to show how people from all backgrounds are treated by the health, education, employment and criminal justice systems. "Only by taking focused action to tackle race inequality can Britain become a fair country in which individuals can reach their potential and our communities can live and work together to create a strong economy and a cohesive society". (more...)
Sears Canada to apply to liquidate all remaining stores, affecting 12000 jobs
- October 10, 2017

It filed for creditor protection in June and laid out a restructuring plan that included cutting 2,900 jobs and closing roughly a quarter of its stores. About 12,000 Sears Canada employees will be out of a job in the coming months after the retailer failed to secure a successful bid for the struggling department store chain. (more...)
Fukushima residents win 500m yen payout over nuclear disaster Fukushima residents win 500m yen payout over nuclear disaster
- October 10, 2017

Japan could have foreseen and avoided the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, a court ruled on Tuesday, ordering the government and the power plant operator to pay damages to local residents. The plaintiffs who will receive the payments are Fukushima residents who live both in and outside the evacuation zones and some plaintiffs in Ibaraki Prefecture. (more...)
Steve Bannon calls on Sen. Bob Corker to resign Steve Bannon calls on Sen. Bob Corker to resign
- October 10, 2017

After Trump's failure to forcefully condemn white supremacists who unleashed violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the summer, Corker said the president "has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful". (more...)
Arrest warrant issued for man brutally beaten at Charlottesville rally Arrest warrant issued for man brutally beaten at Charlottesville rally
- October 10, 2017

Lt. Stephen Upman says the alleged victim told the magistrate's office, a judicial office in Virginia, what happened. Deandre Harris , the black man seen being beaten on video by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va. Harris was left with a concussion, abrasions and contusions across his body, as well as a head laceration that required 10 staples, a knee injury and a fractured wrist after the clash, Merritt said. (more...)
United States slaps new 80pc duty on Bombardier United States slaps new 80pc duty on Bombardier
- October 10, 2017

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said she was "extremely disappointed" in the latest United States decision, vowing to defend the country's aerospace industry against "irresponsible and protectionist trade measures" that also hurt some USA workers. (more...)
Texas Tech officer killed in shooting, campus on lockdown Texas Tech officer killed in shooting, campus on lockdown
- October 10, 2017

A lockdown at Texas Tech University has been lifted following the capture of a gunman who killed a university police officer. The episode began earlier Monday evening, when officers with the campus police department made a so-called student welfare check at Mr. (more...)
Trump Falsely Claims Corker Was Trump Falsely Claims Corker Was "Set Up" to Criticize Him During Interview
- October 10, 2017

Blunt's comments followed a plea from GOP Sen. Republicans have only a narrow majority in the Senate, and Trump's decision to go on the attack against Corker sparked immediate concern among supporters of the tax overhaul effort that the president's insults also could alienate other key lawmakers. (more...)
The deafening silence of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on Harvey Weinstein
- October 10, 2017

Winstead, the chief creative officer at Lady Parts Justice, said . Kaine ran alongside Clinton on the Democratic presidential ticket during the 2016 election. In 2012, Obama did a fundraiser for his re-election bid at Weinstein's home in CT. Obama's daughter, Malia, interned for Harvey Weinstein in 2017 . (more...)
International Monetary Fund raises China growth forecast for 2017 to 6.8% International Monetary Fund raises China growth forecast for 2017 to 6.8%
- October 10, 2017

Elsewhere in Asia, the fund raised Japan's growth forecast to 1.5 per cent this year from 1.0 per cent last year. "Given the significant policy uncertainty, IMF staff's macroeconomic forecast now uses a baseline assumption of unchanged policies, whereas the April 2017 WEO (World Economic Outlook) built in a fiscal stimulus from anticipated tax cuts", the Fund said in its revisions to its US economic forecasts. (more...)
100-Metre Ram Statue In Ayodhya To Boost Religious Tourism? 100-Metre Ram Statue In Ayodhya To Boost Religious Tourism?
- October 10, 2017

According to a press communique from Governor office, Awasthi had met with the Governor and made a presentation under "Navya Ayodhya " plan. The construction will start once it gets the approval of National Green Tribunal (NGT). During the program, Ramlila will be staged by artists from Indonesia and Thailand. Of this, Rs 133.70 crore has been sanctioned by the Union government. (more...)
Russian fighter jet crashes in Syria, killing all aboard Russian fighter jet crashes in Syria, killing all aboard
- October 10, 2017

According to the first reports, the aircraft skidded off runway during take-off; based on other reports, the aircraft caught fire shortly after take-off and crashed 1 km east of the village of Shrachir. A technical fault may have been to blame, the ministry said. Initial reports said that the chopper was shot down, but the Defence Ministry subsequently denied those reports. (more...)