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Otto Warmbier's family declines autopsy

Warmbier's death could make it even harder, although some analysts think Moon could offer talks with the North as a way to get other detainees out of North Korea . It seems to me that President Trump has criticized the failed former policies of his predecessor administrations. "You can tell from the outpouring of emotion from the communities that he touched - Wyoming, Ohio and the University of Virginia to name just two - that the love for Otto went well beyond his immediate family", ... Read More »

Thousands protest across Russian Federation as opposition leader detained

Navalny , who has announced his intention to run for president next year against Putin, was detained outside his home in Moscow shortly before demonstrators took to the streets there, as well as in St. "We support Navalny", said 16-year-old Yegor with a poster saying "Corruption steals the future". On Monday, a wave of anti-government protests swept through multiple cities in Russian Federation, with people gathering in more than 200 cities to protest political corruption and ... Read More »

CEO of Uber: Resignation


To make matters worse: Uber faces a depleted C-Suite. The company is without a CEO, COO, CMO, CFO or president. Afterward, Kalanick said he needed management help and had to grow up . Valued at around $70 billion, Uber is one of the largest private companies in the world. But "the significance of Uber has declined because the company has not managed to present itself in a stable and socially responsible way", Dudenhoeffer said. Read More »

Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many


Rather wants to see Democrats to both tie Republicans to Trump and talk about "big ideas to set the debate and rally people to your cause". Veteran GOP ad-maker Brad Todd says that's because the San Francisco congresswoman is the personification of the liberal values they can't stomach. Read More »

The GOP's Narrow Escape in Georgia


Handel was second in a "jungle primary" including 17 other Republicans. For a little over an hour, the President worked to convince the crowd of supporters - some of whom donned "Make America Great Again" hats and held signs - that his administration is making "tremendous progress" back in Washington . Read More »

Iran Launches Six 'Zulfiqar' Ballistic Missiles At ISIS Targets In Syria

Ramazan Sharif of Iran's Revolutionary Guard told state television. Raising concerns over what he called "a unsafe escalation", the lawmaker said it wasn't in American interests to get involved in Syria's civil war. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which accused Saudi Arabia of involvement in the attacks, vowed to avenge the bloodshed. Iran's missiles are a focus of the new sanctions bill for which the U.S. Read More »

We should choose our politicians, rather than them choosing us

GOP leaders were quick to respond to the decision. Justice Anthony Kennedy , a conservative who sometimes sides with the court's liberals in major cases , could cast the decisive vote. Others say courts should step in. In the majority's opinion , Justice Antonin Scalia noted that partisan gerrymandering is as old as colonial America, and that ultimately, it is not for the courts to insert themselves into the political actions of legislative redistricting. Read More »

Congress hears sinister tale of Russia election meddling


Despite assurances from the USA intelligence community that Russian hacking only influenced the 2016 us election-and didn't change vote tallies-there was never actually a formal federal audit of those systems, the Department of Homeland Security said. Read More »

Congress hears details of Russia's election meddling


The overlapping House and Senate hearings were held amid questions about President Donald Trump's stance on Russia's election interference and whether he believes it occurred at all . Hackers successfully exploited a "small number" of networks, Liles said, likening the act to making it through a home's front door. "I just want to ask you, you say you want to dispute it, but Debbie Wassermann Schultz, who was then chair of the DNC, according to what you just said, said that DHS and the ... Read More »

Australia to resume airstrikes against IS targets soon


On June 8, a USA fighter jet shot down another Iranian-made drone that dropped a bomb near forces patrolling the base at Tanf. Russian Federation condemned the United States action and in retaliation suspended a hotline meant to prevent such incidents. Read More »

'Father's Day for Philando' protest outside St. Anthony Police Dept


Paul suburb. The world learned of Castile's death through a Facebook livestream launched by his girlfriend , Diamond Reynolds , seconds after he was shot by Yanez. Her organization plans to focus on a campaign to remove police officers from public schools. Castile's fatal shooting was among several cases around the USA past year where law enforcement officers were found to have killed blacks. Read More »

Democrats Search For Silver Lining After Narrowly Losing Georgia Election


For one thing, Ossoff, a 30-year-old former Capitol Hill staffer, did outperform his district's partisan leanings by six points, according to Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report . Even among Democrats she has a 19 percent unfavorable rating. Party leaders profess encouragement from the trends, but the latest losses mean they will have to rally donors and volunteers after a tough stretch of special elections . Read More »

Senate GOP health care bill would halt Obamacare penalties, taxes

Moderate Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said she didn't know how she'd vote, adding: "What is the deal we have?" Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., joined by, from left, Sen. Senate. The narrow strategic reason is that, with no Democratic support for the bill, the Republicans can only afford to lose two members of their own party. Read More »

Warmbier Death Pushes Potential Trump-Kim Meeting 'Further Away'

The travel agency specializes in North Korea tours and is based in the central Chinese city of Xi'an. Before his arrest, Warmbier seemed to be having a good time in North Korea . Otto Warmbier's death after returning from North Korean imprisonment is stoking outrage in Washington and threatening to overshadow high-level U.S. Read More »

Trump says 'we have a great relationship with China' after critical tweet

If only the United States could harness Trump's hot air - then all of this talk of finding alternative forms of energy would be a moot point. After bashing Hillary Clinton's ties to Wall Street during his presidential campaign, Trump praised his own economic adviser, Gary Cohn, who was the president of Goldman Sachs . Read More »

Trump takes jab at Democrats after special election loss

Some Democrats saw Handel's failure to maintain the 23-point lead won by the district's previous Republican victor - current Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price - as a positive sign for the future. In South Carolina , an attorney in Charleston who is a Democratic political newcomer, Joe Cunningham , announced on Wednesday that he would seek the House seat now held by Republican Mark Sanford, but said that if elected he would not back Pelosi as the Democratic leader. Read More »

Trump Signs Executive Order on Apprenticeships

Here are the details. The White House cites the fact that certified apprenticeship programs average a salary exceeding $60,000 per year and would provide a $300,000 increase in lifetime earnings for certified apprenticeship programs. "It's an issue of his emphasis and his budget being at odds", said Baldwin. "The best anti-poverty, anti-crime, anti-violence program is a job", Durbin said. Read More »

Trump demurs on tape recording, House Intelligence responds


The big news had already surfaced before Comey's appearance Thursday at the Senate Intelligence Committee , with the release of his prepared testimony . "Democrats are nothing but a bunch of hypocrites inciting a WITCH HUNT to take down President Trump ..." "As he did in a message on Twitter Friday morning, Trump called Comey a "leaker ". Read More »

Uber CEO Resigns at Board's Urging


If there was one of these constituencies Kalanick should have been able to rely on, it was the riders. The move comes at a pivotal time for the largest ride-hailing company. Uber also this month released a 13-page document calling for major reforms at the company based on a probe led by former U.S. attorney-general Eric Holder. Read More »

President Trump Tightens Rules on Americans Traveling to Cuba and More

Having previously supporting the thaw when he was just a candidate for the Republican nomination, in the run-up to last November's presidential election campaign, Trump later opened the door to reversing Obama's policy. Under President Barack Obama , Washington eased travel and business restrictions with Cuba. Improvements in ties, in fact, "have been very slow and even disappointing, so to speak", said Torrico. Read More »

Vegas picks Sabres' William Carrier in Expansion Draft


As squads like the Anaheim Ducks, Buffalo Sabres and Columbus Blue Jackets scrambled to make deals with the Golden Knights to hold onto their prized assets, the Sharks got to sit back and allow their new Pacific Division rivals to draft Schlemko, knowing they have the blue line depth to absorb his loss. Read More »

How Close Were Georgia And South Carolina Election's?

Democrat Jon Ossoff was favored in most polls entering the election that determined who would replace former Rep. Tom Price, who now serves as heath and human services secretary. For months Democratic leaders told the nation and their own supporters that all the anti-Trump energy witnessed in the rallies and those poor Trump approval ratings would be great news for Democrats at the ballot box. Read More »

GOP is 5-0 on special elections

President Trump was among those with advice for Democrats on Wednesday. House Democrats seem to be second-guessing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) after yet another devastating House special election defeat Tuesday in Georgia . Read More »

Republican wins Georgia election in blow to anti-Trump effort

Her victory over Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District means Republicans held all four of their seats that were up for grabs in special elections this spring. The Georgia 6th District race was awash in outside cash, and became the most-expensive House race in US history. According to CNBC , Trump won this district's presidential votes by only 1.5 points. Read More »

NRA-backed candidate wins high-stakes election despite being grossly outspent

Democrats came close but still lost in special elections in Kansas, Montana , Georgia and SC. "So thank you, thank you for the most extraordinary experience I've ever had the honor of being a part of", Ossoff said during his Tuesday night concession speech to a crowd of hundreds of supporters that gathered at a hotel in the southern portion of the district. Read More »

US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in southern Syria


Syrian government and allied troop. The last time the US downed a manned aircraft was in 1999, during the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation intervention in Serbia, when a US Air Force F-16 shot down a MiG-29. Al-Tanf is a strategic point near the Syrian, Iraq and Jordanian borders. This comes less than 3 weeks after a similar incident and just days after the US shot down a Syrian fighter jet. Read More »

Saudi cabinet expresses satisfaction over Qatar-related decisions

Iran's Foreign Ministry has urged the Arab nations who have cut ties to Qatar to negotiate an end to the crisis. "We cooperate with the Palestinian Authority", he added. He also requested the Saudi King Salman to take the lead in resolving the crisis. "It s not about Iran or Al-Jazeera", he said, referring to the Qatar-based broadcaster. Read More »

Trump calls Warmbier death a 'total disgrace'


Trump tweeted Tuesday, "While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea , it has not worked out ". Senator John McCain took a hardline stance, putting pressure on the White House to take action. Read More »

Times of Israel: Iran Missile Strike Missed Target

President Bashar al-Assad's forces, aided by Iranian-backed militias, have engaged in a race with FSA rebels in recent weeks to seize areas in the southeastern desert vacated by retreating Islamic State insurgents. "Firing these missiles from 600 or 700 kilometres away onto a small building. demonstrates Iran's capacity and intelligence capabilities" against jihadist groups, he said. Read More »

Man sets fire to memorial of slain Virginia teen Nabra Hassanen

The young graphic artist says Hassanen's slaying hit close to home. Her body was found about 11 hours later in a man-made pond in Loudoun County. The memorial was being held for the 16-year-old teen who was killed in an apparent hate crime while coming home during Ramadan. Read More »