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What We Learned From William Barr’s Confirmation Hearing


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Daily Movement — Even Household Chores — May Boost Brain Health In Elderly


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Whether it's exercise or housework, older Americans who move their bodies regularly may preserve more of their memory and thinking skills, even if they have brain lesions and other signs of dementia.

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Federal Watchdog Finds Government Ignored Emoluments Clause With Trump Hotel


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The Inspector General for the General Services Administration, said that agency lawyers decided to ignore the constitutional issues when they reviewed the lease after Trump won the 2016 election.

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Sarah Sanders alleges dem Dems for having caused this nasty dinner with #Clemson


Drumpf proudly served stacks of burgers from McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King, fries, Domino’s pizza, and some salads to the national champions and their coach on Monday when they visited the White House. (The Clemson Tigers beat the Alabama Crimson Tide 44-16 last week to capture the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship.)

“Because the Democrats refuse to negotiate on border security, much of the residence staff at the White House is furloughed—so the president is personally paying for the event to be catered with some of everyone’s favorite fast foods,” Sanders said in a statement, reported The New York Times. The shutdown hinges on Drumpf's demand for $5.8 billion in funding for his long-pledged U.S. Mexico border wall.

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Resignation Calls After MSU President Says Nassar Victims Are 'Enjoying' Spotlight


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Interim president John Engler's efforts to try to shepherd the school through a turbulent time have been undercut by a year of scandal.

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Hail Drumpf - Donald Trump and his entire administration turns the US into Third Reich


Barr did not reject the possibility of jailing journalists outright. Instead, he said that it would likely be a “last resort,” but noted that there were situations where he could envision it happening.

To me, this is already too much. Journalists, committing us an honourable favour to maintain something we can call a free society of the people, shall never ever incarcerates those guardian angels in trying times of fascists occupying our administrations. If William Barr will let this happen, we know that Jeff Sessions was only the peak of a deeply ranging iceberg.

“Uhh,” he said, after a pause, “I know there are guidelines in place, and I can conceive of situations where, as a last resort, and where a news organization has run through a red flag or something like that, knows that they’re putting out stuff that will hurt the country, there could be a situation where someone would be held in contempt.”

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AOK with AOC!

https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/425422-a-majority-of-americans-support-raising-the-top-tax-rate-to-70

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#Alabama judge overturns law to protect Confederate monuments


The 10-page ruling issued late Monday by Jefferson County Circuit Judge Michael Graffeo said a 2017 state law barring the removal or alteration of historical monuments wrongly violated the free speech rights of local communities.

You may hear my opinion on Confederate monuments in public places on demand. I'm not in the mood to repeat myself to an audience that won't listen. It gets boring.

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Amid Brexit Chaos, U.K. Parliament Holds No-Confidence Vote On Theresa May


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Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour party, called for the vote just after the resounding defeat of the Brexit deal that the prime minister had negotiated with the EU.

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The last of the Navajo Code talkers, Afred Newman, dies at 94


Newman was among hundreds of Navajos who served in the Marine Corps, using a code based on their native language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II.

During World War II, Newman served from 1943-45 in the 1st Battalion, 21st Marine Regiment and 3rd Marine Division and saw duty at Bougainville Island, Guam, Iwo Jima, Kwajalein Atoll, Enewetak Atoll, New Georgia and New Caledonia.

What is funny about it all is that a Japanese news site has shared the news as well, and waso ne of the first sources I found on his decease. Glad to see that the Japanese people wore off their hatred on the US Americans for what they did in World War II and what led to their surrender. :-)

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Bacteria In Worms Make A Mosquito Repellent That Might Beat DEET


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An insect-killing bacteria that lives inside a parasitic worm might hold the key to developing a powerful new repellent.

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On the origin of the Goose Brand


The family originally made the sauce just for themselves and their friends. Then her grandmother's sister and brother started selling their own versions in Si Racha, where it's harmonious blend of chilis, garlic, salt and vinegar appeals to both locals and tourists from nearby Bangkok. But the family never patented the name.
"We didn't want to keep it to ourselves," she says, adding that it wasn't much of a secret anyway — the ingredients were there on the side of the bottles for everyone to see. Soon there were dozens of imitators in Si Racha and beyond. Including, eventually, the Terminator of Srirachas, David Tran's famous Rooster brand.

"It's not tasty," she says, taking a sip of water. "It's not mixed together properly. There's only one taste." Saowanit says a proper Sriracha sauce needs to be what Thais call klom klom — the hotness, the sour, the sweet and the garlic all blending together seamlessly, none overpowering the other. The American version, she says, just brings heat.

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Shutdown Will Be Worse For Economy Than First Thought, White House Says


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White House officials reportedly say that each week of the shutdown will subtract 0.1 percentage point from growth — double the administration's original estimate.

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How The 1965 Immigration Act Made America A Nation Of Immigrants


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For many years, U.S. immigration favored immigrants from northern Europe. NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten explains how a 1965 law changed things — and led to the current debate about border security.

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I’m Out of a Job Because My Boss Didn’t Think I Look Like a Woman


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Real Fake News: Activists Circulate Counterfeit Editions Of 'The Washington Post'


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The phony paper, distributed in Washington, D.C., "reported" that President Trump had resigned under pressure from female political activists.

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Chili’s Denied Meagan Hunter a Promotion Because She Needed to ‘Dress More Gender Appropriate’


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Streit über INF-Vertrag: USA bekräftigen Ultimatum an Russland - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Politik
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/abruestungsvertrag-inf-usa-bekraeftigen-ultimatum-an-russland-a-1248409.html#ref=rss
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A Massive Moving Ice Disk Takes Center Stage, Mesmerizing Maine


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Whether reminiscent of the moon's surface or "a big duck-go-round," a circle of ice entrances as it bobs and spins on a river in Maine.

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Pelosi fordert: Trump soll wegen Shutdown Rede zur Lage der Nation verschieben - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Politik
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/nancy-pelosi-donald-trump-soll-rede-zur-lage-der-nation-verschieben-a-1248399.html#ref=rss
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Die Soldaten starben bei einer Attacke auf eine Patrouille der von den Vereinigten Staaten angeführten Anti-IS-Koalition in der Stadt Mandbidsch. Die Terrormiliz IS reklamierte die Bluttat für sich.
Mehrere US-Soldaten bei Anschlag in Nordsyrien getötet | DW | 16.01.2019
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Huawei-CEO: Bei Sicherheit und Datenschutz "auf der Seite der Kunden”
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Pelosi Calls For Postponement Of State Of The Union Address Due To Shutdown


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In a letter to President Trump, Pelosi cites security concerns and suggests working together to find another suitable date. Pelosi also gave the president the option to deliver the address in writing.

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Loose Tweets Sink Fleets


I stumbled across an old poster from WW II, and the second scheme of it kind of reminded me of The Don. Maybe it's just my disability of the English language that first let me think of twitter rather than colloquial language that called loose chatter as tweeting, but somehow, the sense of what the two posters were trying to tell the people reading it could easily be refletected to the tweeting president-elect who never recognises when it would be better for him to shut his mouth, turn off his phone and get to work at last, like what the people hoped to see sitting in the White House, handling the country's subjects; like, real statesmanship. One may dream...

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U.S. Troops Killed By Blast In Syria; Islamic State Claims Responsibility


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As many as four American soldiers are reported dead in a suicide bombing in northern Syria. The attack comes shortly after President Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw troops from Syria.

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Poll shows that majority of people blame Founding Fathers for #US' state of art


“As many as 75 percent of voters blame the country’s issues on the leaders of the American Revolution for bringing the United States into existence, representing a 20 percent increase from a survey conducted last year,” said lead researcher Harriet Zipperman, noting that a majority of the electorate feels that matters ranging from presidential overreach, illegal immigration, wealth disparity, and governmental dysfunction can be traced directly to individuals including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison for drafting the Declaration of Independence and ratifying the Constitution, which 62 percent of voters now view as a mistake.

Makes total sense to me.

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#Kilimnik becomes focus on grand jury investigation


_The 31-page filing gives an unprecedented window into Mueller's work with the grand jury, which is typically secret. It's also the first confirmation from prosecutors that Kilimnik is still central to the grand jury's efforts.__

Despite being heavily redacted, some details of the communications are discernable. Manafort tried to get people appointed to the administration at the start of Drumpf's presidency, according to Gates, and was talking to someone whose name is redacted through February 2018 when Gates pleaded guilty.

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Totally not racist comment about Rashida #Tlaib


The comments were made by Annabelle Lima-Taub, a city commissioner in the south Florida city of Hallandale Beach, in the aftermath of Tlaib saying she wanted to "impeach that motherf----," a reference to President Donald Drumpf.

"Proudly signed," Lima-Taub wrote, according to a screen grab of the post. "A Hamas-loving anti-Semite has NO place in government! She is a danger and [I]would not put it past her to become a martyr and blow up Capitol Hill."

Oh look! Her comment was even less subtle than I first thought it was. How grateful by our hicks of the deep south. My darling was right - all the clichés are right about the Deep South, and they seemingly love them.

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IRS planning to reopen


In a revised shutdown plan released Tuesday, the agency said it expects to have 46,052 employees, about 57 percent of its total workforce, on the job. Currently, only 12.5 percent are working.

It will not be conducting audits, and collection activities will be generally limited to ones that are automated. The agency says it will have some people who can answer phone calls with questions, though the public should be prepared for longer wait times.

So, people will be taxed as usual, but other governmental branches are still not going to be opened due to a current stalemate between the Democrats and the Republicans, namely Donnie and Chuck and Nancy? Oh, very great, you surely make yourself a lot of friends.

“They’ve already missed a paycheck and soon they’ll be asked to work for free for as long as the shutdown lasts,” said Tony Reardon, head of the National Treasury Employees Union. “I’m worried that highly trained IRS employees will consider quitting so they can get a job... show more
 

Barr announced to declare #Mueller's final report to "confidential


But Barr, testifying at his confirmation hearing, said that under his interpretation of the special counsel regulations, he didn’t believe that Mueller’s final report was required to be made public. Barr said he believed Mueller’s report would be “confidential,” but that as attorney general he would issue a public summary of its findings.

Why wouldn't he like to see the report to be available to everyone interested, especially the press? Press members may be able to read it, but not to publish it. I think that it would be nicer to know that Trump's betrayal on the American people should be visible to all of us.

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Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown Moves Closer To Joining 2020 Campaign


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The Ohio Democrat told NPR on Wednesday that Democrats "need to win in the heartland" as he announced a tour of states holding the first primaries in 2020.

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Das INF-Abrüstungsabkommen zwischen Russland und den USA steht auf der Kippe. In Moskau hat Außenminister Lawrow nun kritisiert, Washington verlange ultimativ die Vernichtung der Waffen.
Lawrow zu Abrüstungsstreit: USA fordern von Russland Zerstörung von Raketen - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Politik
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El Chapo accused of having bribed former Mexican president Peña Nieto


After the a former top lieutenant for El Chapo testified of an alleged bribe to the former Mexican president, reporters rushed out of the courtroom, heading to file their stories.

Just imagine it was true. Then, Peña Nieto was shown to be buyable. It would be funny to imagine...

He claims Mr Zambada has survived prosecution by bribing the "entire" Mexican government, including Mr Peña Nieto and former president Felipe Calderón.

A weak claim, I guess. But it's worth the try.

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Eat the Rich! (59 % of the people approve of it)


Women support the idea by a 62-38 percent margin. A majority of men back it as well, 55 percent to 45 percent. The proposal is popular in all regions of the country with a majority of Southerners backing it by a 57 to 43 percent margin. Rural voters back it as well, 56 percent to 44 percent.

In her comments to the CBS show, Ocasio-Cortez referenced tax rates that had once been in place during the mid-20th century. During the 1950s and 60s, the wealthiest Americans were once taxed at a rate in excess of 90 percent.

#US #USA #News #Politics #Poll #Survey #Pollster #OcasioCortez #AlexandriaOcasioCortez #AOC #Socialism #TaxTheRich #SocialGap #Economy #Economics #SocialDarwinism #DogEatDog
 

Massachusetts Attorney General Implicates Family Behind Purdue Pharma In Opioid Deaths


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In a detailed memorandum, Attorney General Maura Healey alleges eight Sackler family members and nine Purdue board members or executives played key roles in the nation's deadly opioid epidemic.

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Honduran Caravan Crosses Guatemala On Its Way To U.S.


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The caravan, which could consist of up to 2,000 migrants, began its journey from Honduras on Monday. They have already become symbols in the ongoing battle over border security.

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From A Cell To A Home: Ex-Inmates Find Stability With Innovative Program


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A novel housing program in California links people recently released from long-term prison sentences with hosts willing to rent space in their homes.

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Veterans Claiming Illness From Burn Pits Lose Court Fight


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Hundreds of veterans sued military contractor KBR Inc., alleging toxic smoke from burn pits at military bases made them ill. A federal appellate court said compensation must come from Congress.

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Federal Employees Moonlight To Pay The Bills


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As the partial government shutdown continues, some federal workers and contractors are looking for temporary jobs to earn income.

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In Home Of Original Sriracha Sauce, Thais Say Rooster Brand Is Nothing To Crow About


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The Rooster brand, ubiquitous in the U.S., is now being exported to Thailand, where Sriracha was born. But many Thais who taste the U.S. version are not impressed. "I wanted to gag," says one.

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Netflix Increases Subscription Prices As It Churns Out Original Content


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The hikes, which will affect all U.S. viewers, come as Netflix faces an increasingly competitive field of video streaming services.

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D.C. Judge Tells Furloughed Workers They Must Stay On The Job


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About 400,000 federal workers are called "excepted" and are required to work without pay. They sued for an injunction that would end that requirement, but the judge said no.

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Gunman Who Fatally Shot Chicago's Hadiya Pendleton Sentenced To 84 Years In Prison


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Micheail Ward did not receive a life sentence as Hadiya's mother had asked the court but he is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison for the killing of the 15-year-old girl.

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IRS Recalling 46,000 Workers To Handle Tax Returns Despite Partial Shutdown


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The union for the IRS workers criticized the Trump administration for forcing them to work "in exchange only for an IOU." Employees have been promised back pay when funding is approved.

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US-Demokraten: Auch Gillibrand will bei Präsidentschaftswahl antreten
US-Präsidentschaftswahl 2020: Demokratin Gillibrand will gegen Trump antreten
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Wait Times Normal At Most Airports, TSA Says, As More Agents Call Out Sick


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Government workers, including TSA agents, missed their first paycheck of the year last Friday, as a result of the country's longest partial government shutdown.

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Juan Guaidó lässt sich nicht einschüchtern - der venezolanische Parlamentspräsident erklärte die zweite Amtszeit von Staatschef Nicolas Maduro für illegitim. Unterstützung hat der 38-Jährige aus Washington erhalten.
Offener Widerstand gegen Staatschef Maduro | DW | 16.01.2019
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One Of The Last Navajo Code Talkers Dies At 94


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Alfred Newman served from 1943 to 1945, transmitting codes in his native tongue which prevented the Japanese from gleaning U.S. intelligence during World War II.

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New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Announces 2020 Presidential Run


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Gillibrand joins a growing field of Democratic candidates, telling TV host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday that she's launching an exploratory committee and explaining why she's decided to run.

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