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Ravi Ragbir ordered released from ICE detention by federal judge

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US District Judge Katherine Forrest ruled Monday that Ragbir's detention had been cruel and ordered his immediate release. Ragbir, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago who leads the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, a coalition of 150 faith-based pro-immigrant groups, was among a number of activists who have been detained in recent weeks as President Donald Trump's administration has stepped up efforts to deport people with criminal records. Read More »

Paul Ryan defends vote to release classified Russian Federation probe memo

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Television cameras captured the exchange as Trump was leaving the House chamber. A recommendation to Trump on whether to release the memo is scheduled to be made late Wednesday. A spokesperson for Mueller's office declined to comment. The memo has become a political flashpoint, with President Donald Trump and many Republicans pushing for its release and suggesting that some in the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation have conspired against the president. Read More »

Israeli fans sue activists over Lorde show cancellation

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The plaintiffs are asking for $13,000 in damages for "emotional injury". She later responded on Twitter , writing , "Israel the only "democracy" in the Middle East where New Zealanders get sued for exercising their freedom of speech....in New Zealand". Read More »

Grid girls gone in F1 facelift

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While grid girls have been a longstanding tradition, Sean Bratches , the managing director of commercial operations at Formula 1, said they no longer serve a objective in the sport. The decision has been applauded by the Women's Sport Trust , which aims to raise the visibility and impact of women's sport. "Another sport making a clear choice about what they want to stand for". Read More »

Ricketts brother pegged for national GOP finance chairman

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Wynn Resorts shares plunged after the report surfaced. Wynn resigned Saturday after reports that he had engaged in multiple instances of sexual misconduct. Trump from winning the Republican presidential nomination. Ricketts also was recently one of the finalists to become president of the influential Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. Read More »

Don't go it alone with Mideast peace efforts — European Union to US

That is the first condition", Netanyahu objected, cutting Gabriel off and adding, "Whether it's defined as a state when we have the military control is another matter. "The US decision on Jerusalem . does not come as a result of a comprehensive settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict", the monarch told Pence at the start of the talks in the royal palace in Amman. Read More »

Watch Online Telecast of Lunar Eclipse, Supermoon, Blue Moon on NASA TV

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The eclipse will be completely over by 9:38 pm when the Moon will exit the Earth's shadow entirely. Moonset in eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa is around 7:36 a.m. The reason the moon appeared red is because the full moon passed through Earth's shadow. "Because different types of materials on the moon will heat up and cool down differently". Read More »

US Missile Interceptor Test in Hawaii Fails

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US Missile Defense Agency spokesman Mark Wright confirmed that a test occurred but declined to comment on its outcome. The missile in Wednesday's test, SM-3 Block IIA, was built by Raytheon and is a project in development as a collaboration between the USA and Japan. Read More »

Can Eagles Defense Find Success Against Brady?

Yes - for a reason that doesn't concern Foles. Philadelphia police are ditching the Crisco and are ready to use another method to keep insane Eagles fans from climbing the city's light poles after the Super Bowl . Four years later, NY recorded all of its three sacks and six QB hits after halftime. Lewis was a key player for the Patriots this season, gaining 1,110 yards combined between rushing and receiving. Read More »

N. Korea to parade long-range missiles

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The statement called on Pyongyang to honor their other recent agreements , which include arrangements for North Korean performances in the South and a joint women's ice hockey team at the Winter Games. "Some may argue that US casualties and even a wider war on the Korean Peninsula are risks worth taking, given what is at stake", he said. Selva said North Korea has also become very good at predicting when spy satellites are overhead and adept at camouflaging its missiles. Read More »

Justice Department warned White House about releasing memo

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The West Wing meeting Monday with Kelly, which was originally scheduled to discuss other matters, is the latest sign of the tension between the administration and the Justice Department . That review is expected to take at least several days, a senior White House official said. But Trump, who has led the charge in criticizing top law enforcement officials for abusing their surveillance powers, appears to be inclined to overrule the DOJ's objections. Read More »

San Francisco District Attorney to throw out thousands of marijuana cases

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District Attorney George Gascón said the city will retroactively apply California's marijuana-legalization laws to past criminal cases, reported the San Francisco Chronicle . In Washington D.C., cannabis use is legal, but it can not be sold commercially. As of September 2017, around 5,000 people had applied for a change to their records, according to state data. Read More »

FM Zarif slams USA arms sales to non-democratic tyrannies

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Haley has said the United States was considering several possible U.N. options for action against Iran, including tightening ballistic missile restrictions on Tehran or imposing targeting sanctions on Iranian individuals or entities. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has ridiculed the recent remarks by US officials claiming that Iran is supplying missiles to Yemen, stressing that the Trump administration is again fabricating "evidence" to create an Iranphobic narrative at the UN. Read More »

Canadian firm powers first transpacific biofuel flight

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It is hoped that by 2020, Australian farmers will be growing it as the country's first commercial aviation biofuel seed crop . "They can grow mustard seed in between the wheat crops, every second or third year, press the oil and use it locally or export it for use in aviation fuel ". Read More »

Sydney seaplane source of crash remains inexplicable

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The report's release on Wednesday prompted the chief of Sydney Seaplanes - operators of the 54-year-old aircraft - to described the actions of the highly experienced pilot as "totally inexplicable". 58-year-old Mr. Cousins died alongside his 48-year-old fiancée, magazine editor Emma Bowden, her 11-year-old daughter Heather and his sons, 23-year-old Edward, 25-year-old William and pilot Gareth Morgan. Read More »

Sanctioned Russian spy official met with counterparts in US

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A January 2017 U.S. intelligence report concluded that Russian Federation conducted an influence campaign of hacking and other measures aimed at swinging the 2016 presidential vote to Trump over Hillary Clinton - his Democratic challenger. In Moscow, the provenance of the list was roundly mocked, even as officials expressed irritation at the US action. Jonathan Schanzer, a sanctions expert at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, told the Associated Press that typically people who ... Read More »

A Russian fighter just pulled an aggressive air intercept

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The intercept lasted two hours and 40 minutes. Russian Federation has denied any provocative action took place. Russia's RIA news agency, which first reported the encounter, quoted the Russian defense ministry as saying its fighter jet's path was in "accordance with the worldwide rules for the use of airspace". Read More »

Trump Says He Stands With Hurricane Victims He's Ignored For Months

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More than four months after the storm, almost a third of Puerto Rican power utility customers are still without electricity, and the island's financial position remains shaky . "Enough", wrote Cruz, who will attend Tuesday's State of the Union address as a guest of US Sen. His concerns were echoed by Democrats and Republicans alike, including Democratic Rep. Read More »

USA places Haniyeh on terrorist blacklist

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Department of State since 1997 . A State Department release claimed that Harakat al-Sabireen was an Iranian-backed terror organization that has fired rockets at Israel from Gaza and is also active in the West Bank. In a meeting with the representative of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas, held in Tehran on Tuesday, Hossein Amir Abdollahian described Hamas and Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine as two pillars of resistance against the Zionist regime of Israel. Read More »

Train carrying US Republican lawmakers hits truck in Virginia, one dead

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No members of Congress were seriously hurt, the White House has said. Amtrak officials confirmed the accident but could not offer information on the number or severity of injuries. We know the train was carrying House Speaker Paul Ryan . A GOP aide said the train had partially detailed. Other doctor-lawmakers who helped included Reps. Read More »

Justice Department Moves to Dismiss Menendez Indictment

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Dr. Melgen is now and has always been innocent of the charges brought in New Jersey. The Latest on the Department of Justice's announcement that it won't retry New Jersey Sen. The case went to trial past year, but resulted in a mistrial last November when the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict. Earlier this month federal prosecutors claimed they meant to re-try Menendez "at the earliest possible date". Read More »

US Rep. Gowdy, House Oversight panel chairman, won't run for re-election

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Rep. Trey Gowdy will leave Congress at the end of this year. That committee was created to derail Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential aspirations, according to one Republican Congressman. "Instead I will be returning to the justice system". Gowdy now leads the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. More recently, Gowdy has both criticized the FBI's conduct during the 2016 election and defended former FBI Director Robert Mueller's stewardship of the special counsel ... Read More »