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Gdansk attack: Polish mayor stabbed on stage during major charity event

Gdansk attack: Polish mayor stabbed on stage during major charity event Pawel Adamowicz , 53, the mayor of Gdansk , was rushed to hospital after being attacked with a sharp tool around 7pm on Sunday, local media reported. Police in Poland later confirmed on Twitter that they had detained a suspect following the incident. The mayor, who has held the position since 1998, is seen as progressive has and shown support for LGBT rights and tolerance for minorities. [Full Article...]

Tim Scott says Steve King's comments damage 'our nation as a whole'

Tim Scott says Steve King's comments damage 'our nation as a whole' But we know that conservatives certainly care about which country immigrants come from, and despite there being more security concerns on the northern border , neither Trump nor his most anti-immigrant supporters like Steve King have ever advocated for a dumb wall between the USA and Canada. [Full Article...]

GOP Senator Says 'Wall Won't Get Built' If Trump Declares National Emergency

GOP Senator Says 'Wall Won't Get Built' If Trump Declares National Emergency Schumer just can not give in against President Trump's demands for border wall funding. Trump said in a post . Lawmakers on Capitol Hill objected to the administration eyeing shifting unspent disaster funding Congress approved previous year for Army Corps of Engineer projects to help hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, Texas and other areas to pay for the wall. [Full Article...]

FBI opened investigation on Trump working on behalf of Russian Federation

FBI opened investigation on Trump working on behalf of Russian Federation Also this weekend, the Washington Post reported that Trump "has gone to extraordinary lengths to hide details of his conversations" with Putin from members of his own administration-"including on at least one occasion taking possession of the notes of his own interpreter and instructing the linguist not to discuss what had transpired with other administration officials". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom worldwide minister points Brexit warning

United Kingdom worldwide minister points Brexit warning The European commission will publish a letter on Monday giving fresh assurances on the temporary status of the Irish backstop in a hope to win over some MPs to the deal but EU officials are downplaying expectations. As May made a last-ditch appeal to members of Parliament, the Guardian reported the European Union is expecting a request from London to extend the March 29 deadline for leavin... [Full Article...]

Israeli PM invited to anti-Iran summit in Poland

Israeli PM invited to anti-Iran summit in Poland Pompeo said Friday that the USA was organizing an global summit in Poland focusing on Iran's Middle Eastern influence. The moves followed a tweet by Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif who denounced the upcoming summit as America's anti-Iran "circus". [Full Article...]

Israel attacks Damascus airport arms depot

Israel attacks Damascus airport arms depot The official said Israeli aircraft coming from the south fired several missiles at areas near Damascus around 11:15 PM. "At 11:15, Israeli fighter jets fired several missiles towards the area of Damascus, and instantly, our air defences confronted the missiles and downed majority", the source told SANA. [Full Article...]

Rape coma baby 'nearly died' at Hacienda Healthcare, police confirm

Rape coma baby 'nearly died' at Hacienda Healthcare, police confirm Now mother and child are recovering in a local hospital. They released a statement saying that the baby was born - it's a baby boy born into a loving family and that the baby will be well cared for. The police and under investigation for rape. The Hacienda intermediate care facility specializes in providing around-the-clock care for infants, children and young adults with developmental dis... [Full Article...]

Voting down Brexit deal risks cancelling Brexit - foreign secretary

Voting down Brexit deal risks cancelling Brexit - foreign secretary Empics EntertainmentA cross-party group of MPs who back a People's Vote will meet near Parliament on Wednesday morning. But here's what we might learn: first, the extent of parliamentary opposition to Theresa May's deal and second, an idea of whether she has a Plan B. [Full Article...]

Florida governor will be in Broward County, possibly to announce sheriff's suspension

Florida governor will be in Broward County, possibly to announce sheriff's suspension Gregory Tony . His words drew a large applause from those in attendance. Much of the perceived faults of the Broward Sheriff's Office were outlined in the lengthy Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission report submitted to the governor's office last week. [Full Article...]

Man charged with kidnap and murder day after Jayme Closs, 13, found

Man charged with kidnap and murder day after Jayme Closs, 13, found She went on to say she and her family will make sure Jayme is safe forever, and thanked everyone for their support. Another aunt, Sue Naiberg Allard, posted that Jayme got "the most awaited hug ever". Patterson took such measures as shaving his head beforehand to avoid leaving evidence at the scene, the sheriff said. Asked if there would be a community celebration in her honor, the superintend... [Full Article...]

Florida governor pardons ‘Groveland Four,’ wrongly convicted of rape in 1949

Florida governor pardons ‘Groveland Four,’ wrongly convicted of rape in 1949 According to the Innocence Project , documents from the case revealed that there was no evidence of a sexual assault. In addition to the documents, no physical evidence of the men's involvement was presented in court, including a medical examination of the accuser. [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump on List of Possible Candidates to Lead World Bank

Ivanka Trump on List of Possible Candidates to Lead World Bank An unwritten agreement states that the United States, which is the bank's largest shareholder, always chooses the head of the institution since it was founded after the Second World War. "I think frankly right now people in the bank are anxious about how do we protect the institution", former senior World Bank official told the Financial Times . [Full Article...]

Milwaukee bus driver rescues lost baby on route

Milwaukee bus driver rescues lost baby on route Authorities eventually reunited the baby girl with her father. Irena Ivic is a driver for the Milwaukee County Transit System . The baby, wearing a red onesie and a diaper, was quickly walking to an intersection. Firefighters, police officers and transit security officers arrived on the scene a short time later and took the child, who was unfortunately unharmed, so they could find her family. [Full Article...]

Julián Castro Announces 2020 Presidential Run

Julián Castro Announces 2020 Presidential Run Castro is the identical twin brother of Joaquín Castro, who now represents Texas's 20th congressional district. Since announcing formation of an exploratory committee in December, Mr Castro has begun to stake out positions on policy debates that will dominate the nominating contests that kick off early next year. [Full Article...]

Increasingly Isolated Venezuelan President Begins New Term

Increasingly Isolated Venezuelan President Begins New Term The vast majority of the opposition boycotted last year's vote on the grounds that it was rigged in favor of Maduro, noting a host of irregularities, including Socialist Party activists offering monetary payments to voters. The country's National Electoral Council (CNE) put voter turnout at 46 per cent, but political opposition groups allege it was even lower. David Smilde, Tulane University e... [Full Article...]

GoFundMe to refund donations for border wall

GoFundMe to refund donations for border wall According to the updated page, Trump allies on the new nonprofit's advisory board include the controversial former Wisconsin sheriff David Clarke, the Blackwater/XE/Academi founder Erik Prince, and the Kansas secretary of state, Kris Kobach, who confirmed his involvement in a tweet. [Full Article...]

At least 5 killed in crashes related to powerful Winter Storm Gia

At least 5 killed in crashes related to powerful Winter Storm Gia The Missouri Department of Transportation warned residents not to travel in the storm if it wasn't necessary. The University of Missouri men's basketball game at the University of SC was also canceled Saturday because of weather-related travel problems, the team tweeted. [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders Apologizes To Female Staffers Sexually Harassed During His 2016 Campaign

Bernie Sanders Apologizes To Female Staffers Sexually Harassed During His 2016 Campaign In a statement sent to VTDigger before Sanders had issued his apology, the senator's primary campaign committee, Friends of Bernie Sanders, said Becker's alleged conduct is "deplorable and fundamentally unacceptable". But Sanders has refused to take action, she said. The campaign of the 2016 presidential election in the U.S. was marred by episodes of sexual misconduct, especially by the then R... [Full Article...]

Some House Dems upset with Ocasio-Cortez

Some House Dems upset with Ocasio-Cortez Democratic leaders were also frustrated that Ocasio-Cortez criticized their new set of House rules on Twitter in the first week of the new Congress, Politico reported . "This is basic stuff, especially if you hold yourself out to be the champion of workers", the campaign operative said. "She doesn't understand how the place works yet". [Full Article...]


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