5 Disturbing Statements By The Cop Who Shot Philando Castile

June 22, 2017

… that in the driver of the vehicle. Adam Bettcher / Reuters 5. A 4-year-old girl in the car, the daughter of Castiles girlfriend, was in the line of fire. Yanez: She was seated behind, directly behind the front seat passenger. But diagonal, uh, from where I was standing. Um, so basically behind the driver. And then, so… Yanez: So if Im facing the driver she was, she was diagonal from him. Behind the backseat or front seat passenger. So she was in my line of fire. Um, but I made sure …

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Why we still really need to see Donald Trump’s tax returns

June 18, 2017

… financial statements w/ FEC. They are great!” He has repeated that line whenever he has been asked about his income tax returns since that time. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in April that “the president has released plenty of information and has given more financial disclosure than anybody else,” adding: “I think the American population has plenty of information on his taxes.” That isn’t accurate. But you can bet that Trump’s decision to …

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Iraqi detainees in Michigan fear deportation

June 16, 2017

… majority of those arrested [in] the Detroit metropolitan area have very serious felony convictions, multiple felony convictions in many cases. I applaud the efforts of the law enforcement personnel who, day in and day out, put their lives on the line to protect this community,” Christensen said. Lawyers from the ACLU acknowledge the criminal history of those arrested, but say most of the detainees have complied with their conditions of supervision and have had no further run-ins with the …

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Senators reach Russia sanctions deal

June 13, 2017

… haven’t passed a bill,” he told reporters. “I find as we get to the finish line on these bills, every administration generally joins us…so I think we’ll have the support of the administration. I’m confident about that.” Provisions from the agreement match up with different bills that have already been introduced this year, including two by Cardin, who teamed up with Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham. Yahoo: Trump team tried to drop …

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Amid Backlash, Fox News Host Neil Cavuto Doubles Down On Trump Criticism

June 8, 2017

The segment was praised by some and derided by many others namely the presidents supporters. Theres nothing fake about what I said, bottom line, Cavuto said. Regular viewers of this program also know theres nothing new about what I said. I figure Im on three hours a day between two networks here, so Ive got time to cover both, Cavuto said. Fake is sometimes in the eye of the beholder. To a president who hates any bad press, fake is coverage he doesnt really like. But fake can also be the …

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Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… prospect of the Tories, Lib Dems and Greens having an impromptu Parliamentary debate out on a wind-swept hill somewhere. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Don’t be distracted by that grin – George is actually great at conversation too A university friend of Theresa May’s has said they both loved watching comedy sketch show The Goodies. And Mrs May recently revealed she watches both Sherlock and Midsomer Murders, but not Broadchurch or line of Duty. If Plaid …

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The Portland Heroes Who Stood Up To Hate

… other minority group advocates say havefueled more Islamaphobic incidents. “I just want to say thank you to the people who put their life on the line for me because they didn’t even know me,” a tearful Mangum said. “They lost their lives because of my friend the way we looked. Without them, we probably would be dead right now.” This story may not neatly fit into a narrative you pushed on the campaign trail and that has followed you into the White House. They …

May 29, 2017
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Joss Whedon Replaces Zack Snyder On ‘Justice League’ After Family Tragedy

During an interview on the Warner Bros. lot where a rough cut of the film was screened, Snyder revealed that his 20-year-old daughter, Autumn Snyder, died by suicide in March. He is taking time off to take care of his family and deal with her death, while Avengers director Joss Whedon will help bring the film across the finish line. In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work, to just bury myself and see if that was the way through it, Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter …

May 24, 2017
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Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

… conflict is a two-state solution: an Israeli state living side-by-side in peace and security with a Palestinian state. Trump threatened to upend that framework at his first press conference with Netanyahu in mid-February when he said he would be OK with a one-state or two-state solution. Read: Israel ‘shocked’ over Trump aide’s Western Wall comments But since then, Trump seems to have has fallen in line with traditional US policy. “One thing I know is that a one …

May 22, 2017
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Can South Korea and China patch things up over THAAD?

Beijing (CNN)Jeong Min-young is worried. Since the beginning of the year, relations between Beijing and Seoul have soured over the deployment of a US missile defense system — THAAD — in South Korea. On the Chinese internet, patriotic citizens posted calls for boycotts of South Korean goods and even staged performative displays of destroying make-up and other popular products, generating approving columns in Chinese state media. …

May 18, 2017
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White House struggles to answer GOP questions on Capitol Hill

Washington (CNN)As the White House rushed to contain the fallout on Capitol Hill during a head-spinning week of controversies, one senator resorted to mime to describe his reaction. He mimicked a cat, claws out, hanging on for dear life by clinging to a tree. “We’re all just like this,” the senator told CNN, shaking his head. Chaffetz: I’m ready to subpoena for Comey memo Senator: Trump’s request impeachable, if true …

May 18, 2017
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John Kasich: Paul Ryan ‘should be more aggressive’ on Trump-Comey response

(CNN)Gov. John Kasich said House Speaker Paul Ryan should be more aggressive in speaking out against President Donald Trump in the wake of news that Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to end an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. “I saw that Speaker (Paul) Ryan said some things tonight about getting to the bottom line,” the Ohio Republican said at a CNN town hall with Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders. “Frankly, I think he should …

May 17, 2017
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