November 18, 2019

CNN’s NYC offices evacuated over suspicious device

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By Jeffrey Rodack  From Newsmax CNN’s New York studios were evacuated Wednesday morning after discovery of a possible explosive device sent to the Time Warner Center in Manhattan. CNN cited three unnamed sources saying that the suspicious package was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, in care of CNN’s New York offices. “John Brennan […]

2018: Year to clean up the Great Lakes

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From Public News Services MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — Advocates say they’re are hoping 2018 will be a year of better water quality in the Great Lakes and oceans. Carolyn Box, science program director at 5 Gyres, said by the year 2050, there will be more plastic in the water than fish, with 95 percent of […]

Obama: Climate change could cause a refugee crisis that’s ‘unprecedented in human history’

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By Leanna Garfield From Business Insider Climate change is not only leading to global rising temperatures, it’s also displacing millions of people from their homes. According to former President Barack Obama, if we don’t mitigate greenhouse gas emissions soon, climate change will likely result in a global refugee crisis. “If you think about monsoon patterns in the Indian […]

US: Trump team unveils landmark tax plan

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From Newsmax President Donald Trump proposed dramatic cuts in the taxes paid by corporations big and small Wednesday in an overhaul his administration says will spur economic growth and bring jobs and prosperity to America’s middle class. But his ambitious plan alarmed lawmakers who worry about ballooning federal deficits. The plan would also reduce investment […]

More than half of Americans think marijuana use is ‘socially acceptable’

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By Anna Swartz, Mic From Business Insider (Mic) — A survey of Americans’ views on marijuana found that a majority of people think the drug is “socially acceptable” — a position that likely puts them at odds with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who said in March that a marijuana habit is only “slightly less awful” than heroin addiction. The […]

Was it the rain? Obamas leave Palm Springs for the Caribbean

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From eurweb *On Monday (01-23-17), the Obamas – former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama – booked up outta Palm Springs after a weekend stay. We  don’t know if they had planned to be there longer or if the almost non-stop drenching rain played its part in cutting short their visit. They are now in the […]

Obama says history will judge Castro’s impact on world

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From Newsmax U.S. President Barack Obama in a statement on Saturday offered his condolences to Fidel Castro’s family and added that history would judge Castro’s impact on Cuba and around the world. “At this time of Fidel Castro’s passing, we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people,” Obama said. “History will record and […]

Embargo still impacts Cuba, US relations

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life Though Cuba and the United States have made much progress in improving bilateral relations, Cuba’s Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Eduardo Rodríguez Parrilla says the decades-old economic blockade against Havana hampers progress in the normalization of relations between both countries. In addressing the 71st Session of the United Nations […]

Is Putin behind Panama Papers leak?

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By Greg Richter From Newsmax Russian President Vladimir Putin was the first world leader mentioned when the Panama Papers leak first hit the press last week, but one prominent economist is suggesting Putin himself might be behind the leak. In a blog post at the Brookings Institution Clifford Gaddy notes that nothing in the documents […]

Unusual dissent erupts inside Cuban Communist Party

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By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated Press From MSN HAVANA — Days after President Barack Obama’s historic visit, the leaders of Cuba’s Communist Party are under highly unusual public criticism from their own ranks for imposing new levels of secrecy on the future of social and economic reforms. After months of simmering discontent, complaints […]