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2020 Vision Thursday: Why Kamala Harris is struggling in the polls

2020 Vision Thursday: Why Kamala Harris is struggling in the pollsPundits have been speculating about the state of Sen. Kamala Harris's campaign ever since one of her staffers accidentally left an internal briefing memo that included the phrase “summer slump” at a Manchester, N.H., restaurant earlier this month.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 10:05 AM

Texas man wanted for allegedly divorcing his wife without her knowledge

Texas man wanted for allegedly divorcing his wife without her knowledgeA Texas man is wanted by police after he allegedly filed for and completed divorce proceedings against his wife without her knowledge. 




POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 3:32 PM

'Shocked and devastated': Connecticut father, son die in tragic fall after riding ATVs in abandoned quarry

'Shocked and devastated': Connecticut father, son die in tragic fall after riding ATVs in abandoned quarryA father and son died after they both fell off a 75-foot cliff in Connecticut Wednesday, WVIT-TV reported. 




POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 10:55 AM

New Kavanaugh claims: What’s the impact?

New Kavanaugh claims: What’s the impact?Will new allegations about Brett Kavanaugh's behavior from the New York Times have a political impact or will they just lead to a repeat of the same partisan argument?




POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 10:41 AM

Elizabeth Warren Declares War on Lobbying, Hires Lobbyist One Day Later

Elizabeth Warren Declares War on Lobbying, Hires Lobbyist One Day LaterIs she serious?




POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 7:24 AM

Campaigning Trudeau vows Canada assault rifle ban

Campaigning Trudeau vows Canada assault rifle banCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, campaigning for re-election, vowed on Friday to ban assault rifles but fell short on handguns, saying only that he would help cities restrict pistols and revolvers in response to a spate of shootings. "You don't need military-grade assault weapons, ones designed to kill the largest amount of people in the shortest amount of time, to take down a deer," he told a news conference in Toronto. There have been 311 shootings in Canada's largest city so far this year, with gun violence having increased incrementally each year to almost triple the rate in 2014.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 1:16 PM

U.S. to return about $100 million to the Treasury for an Afghanistan project due to a lack of transparency

U.S. to return about $100 million to the Treasury for an Afghanistan project due to a lack of transparencySecretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that the United States would return about $100 million to the Treasury for an energy infrastructure project in Afghanistan and would withhold a further $60 million in planned assistance to the country due to a lack of transparency.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 10:27 AM

Saudis threaten UN-brokered truce in strike near Yemeni port city

Saudis threaten UN-brokered truce in strike near Yemeni port cityThe Saudi-led military coalition launched an air strike north of the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah early on Friday morning, amidst heightened tensions following a weekend strike against Saudi oil installations. The coalition said it had struck only “legitimate military targets,” and had succeeded in destroying four sites used to assemble maritime drones and sea mines by Houthi fighters. “These sites are used to carry out attacks and terrorist operations that threaten shipping lines and international trade in the Bab al-Mandab Strait and the southern Red Sea,” said coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki in a statement. Houthi forces who control the area were quick to brand the strike a “dangerous escalation”, saying it violated a UN ceasefire agreement reached last year in Sweden. While the strike took place north of the city, it was within Hodeidah governate and as such violates the terms of the agreement. “The coalition will bear the responsibility of this escalation which is also a test to the United Nations,” said Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdul-Salam on Twitter. But some argue this is only the latest in a series of violations on both sides. “There has been so much escalation in and around the city, but often when the Houthis break ceasefires they are labelled skirmishes,” said Fatima Alsarar of the Middle East Institute. “The focus has been so much on the Saudi-led coalition because it’s a partner to the United States and you expect them to behave responsibly, but the Houthis are expected to behave like a militia so the bar is so much lower.” “There’s also pressure to see Hodeidah agreement work, and this is unfortunate because the UN always says the ceasefire has been successful otherwise. But people have died. This is just an effort to make the agreement look more successful than it has been.” Yemen displaced Hodeidah is a vital port city on the Red Sea, not only for humanitarian access but because it is used by the Houthis to smuggle in missile parts and small weapons from their backers in Iran. As a result, the city has been at the centre of conflict for the majority of the five-year war. The Saudi-led coalition, which receives Western backing, have been engaged in Yemen's civil war since 2015 after Houthi forces, backed by Iran, ousted the internationally recognised government in the capital Sana'a in late 2014. Some suspect Friday’s strikes were a retaliation for attacks on Saudi oil installations on Saturday, which were later claimed by the Houthi movement. But experts have ruled out Houthi responsibility, arguing forensic evidence shows the attacks came from Iran, the Houthis’ principal ally in the region. “This attack seems symbolic and packaged for a domestic audience,” said Peter Salisbury, Senior Analyst at Crisis Group. “The Saudis likely felt the need to demonstrate their willingness to respond to Houthi cross-border attacks. They’ve struck this site before which raises questions about the utility of such a strike expect for show.” “Yemen, in the eyes of some in the Riyadh and elsewhere, represents the low-hanging fruit in terms of demonstrating a willingness to retaliate against Iran,” he added. The Houthis, for their part, are happy to be used as a scapegoat in Yemen for Iran in order to reach their ultimate objective, according to Ms Alasrar: “Iran thrives on creating confusion, it aims to deflect and say: look at the Houthis, look at the Saudis, we’re not doing anything. They’re sending a message to the US that they need to respect their authority while also denying involvement.”




POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 12:12 PM

Architect Reinaldo Leandro on the Art of Building Design and Personal Style

Architect Reinaldo Leandro on the Art of Building Design and Personal Style




POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 3:17 PM

Why Trump had a wad of cash in his back pocket

Why Trump had a wad of cash in his back pocket“I don’t carry a wallet because I haven’t had to use a credit card in a long time,” he told reporters aboard Air Force One. “I do like leaving tips to the hotel. I like to carry a little something.”




POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 10:57 AM

NYT > Top Stories

Trump Pressed Ukraine’s Leader on Inquiry Into Biden’s Son
Mr. Trump has been prodding the Ukrainian government to investigate Mr. Biden and his family, but the new whistle-blower complaint has drastically raised the stakes.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 2:53 AM
Behind the Whistle-Blower Case, a Long-Held Trump Grudge Toward Ukraine
The president and his allies have been pressing Ukraine for months to investigate Joseph R. Biden Jr., complicating relations between the two countries.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 3:32 AM
Giuliani Revels in Another Cable Dust-up Defending Trump
Mr. Giuliani’s unconstrained television appearances have long raised concerns with the rest of Mr. Trump’s legal team, as well as White House officials.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 1:09 AM
Trump Focuses on Defending Saudis, Not Striking Iran, for Now
The administration is not ruling out military strikes. But for now, President Trump is content to remain within the parameters of defense, not offense.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 12:05 AM
Protesting Climate Change, Young People Take to Streets in a Global Strike
Anxious about the future and angry about the failure to curb the crisis, millions joined an urgent call for action against climate change.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 3:56 AM
Antonio Brown Is Released by the New England Patriots
Brown’s brief, rocky tenure with New England ended the same day that N.F.L. officials spoke with an artist who accused the star wide receiver of unwanted sexual advances.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 3:54 AM
At School, ‘Everyone Vapes,’ and Adults Are in Crisis Mode
An alarming outbreak of ailments has put teachers and principals into crisis mode.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 3:54 AM
Walmart to End Sales of E-Cigarettes as Vaping Concerns Mount
Vaping-related lung illnesses have been on the rise, and federal and state health departments are investigating the risks.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 3:54 AM
Facebook’s Suspension of ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Apps Reveals Wider Privacy Issues
The scale of suspensions, following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, was far larger than the social network had previously revealed.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 10:34 PM
Congress Asks More than 80 Companies for Big Tech Complaints
House lawmakers asked the companies for information on how their businesses had been affected by Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 11:56 PM

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