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Franken calls Gorsuch dissent in trucker case absurd

Franken calls Gorsuch dissent in trucker case absurdMinnesota Sen. Al Franken recalled his comedic past in a contentious exchange with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch Tuesday during the judges confirmation hearing. Franken was questioning Gorsuch on the case of Alphonse Maddin, a trucker who was fired after his trailer broke down in subzero temperatures. Gorsuch concluded in a dissent that it wasnt illegal for the company to fire Maddin for seeking safety, writing that it might be fair to ask whether TransAms decision was a wise or kind one, but its not our job to answer questions like that.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:53:03 -0400
White House wont say whether Trump will present proof of wiretapping

White House wont say whether Trump will present proof of wiretappingAt his daily briefing on Tuesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer declined to say when or whether President Trump will present evidence for the claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor, Barack Obama. In an interview with Fox News Tucker Carlson on March 15, Trump promised some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks when he was asked about the claim.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:44:27 -0400
Father of Missing Tennessee Girl Holds On to Hope for Her Safe Return

Father of Missing Tennessee Girl Holds On to Hope for Her Safe ReturnIt has been eight days since Elizabeth Thomas disappeared. Police and Thomas' family believe her teacher, Tad Cummins not only kidnapped the teen but that the pair may now be married.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:49:04 -0400
Attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London

Attack outside the Houses of Parliament in LondonA policeman was stabbed, an assailant shot and several people injured on Wednesday close to Britains Houses of Parliament in what police said they were treating as a terrorist incident. Reuters reporters inside the building heard loud bangs and shortly afterwards a Reuters photographer said he saw at least a dozen people injured on Westminster Bridge, next to parliament. Officers including firearms officers remain on the scene and we are treating this as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise, Londons Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:39:41 -0400
Two dead, others injured in UK parliament 'terrorist incident'

Two dead, others injured in UK parliament 'terrorist incident'By Toby Melville and William James LONDON (Reuters) - An assailant stabbed a policeman and was shot by police just outside Britain's parliament building in London on Wednesday in what police described as a "terrorist incident". Amid confusing scenes, it appeared the incident may have unfolded in several locations, including on the nearby Westminster bridge where eyewitnesses said a car had crashed into pedestrians. Two people died in the incident, according to Sky News, but the total number of casualties was unclear.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:55:56 -0400
Twisting arms for Obamacare repeal, Trump warns Republicans the voters are watching

Twisting arms for Obamacare repeal, Trump warns Republicans the voters are watchingWith a crucial vote on the GOPs Obamacare replacement looming, President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warnedthat Republican legislators who dont support the bill would face electoral consequences. I honestly think many of you will lose your seats in 2018 if you dont get this done, said Trump after a Tuesday meeting with Republican legislators, according to multiple sources in the room.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:43:10 -0400
Google Celebrates Nowruz

Google Celebrates NowruzNowruz is the Iranian New Year.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:11:49 -0400
Face recognition flushes out China's toilet paper crooks

Face recognition flushes out China's toilet paper crooksA years-long crime spree by Chinese toilet paper thieves may have reached the end of its roll after park officials in southern Beijing installed facial recognition technology to flush out bathroom bandits. Park managers at the Temple of Heaven, an expanse of imperial landmarks in the capital, spent three years testing ways to foil the toilet looters, including fingerprinting and laser sensors, before they settled on the new technology, which was introduced over the weekend. Elderly square dancers taking their bathroom breaks on Tuesday were greeted by a robotic voice: "Welcome! Please stand in the recognition zone".

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:41:29 -0400
Company: Dakota Access pipeline on track, despite "threats"

Company: Dakota Access pipeline on track, despite "threats"BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) The company building the Dakota Access pipeline said Monday that the project remains on track to start moving oil this week despite recent "coordinated physical attacks" along the line.

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:34:35 -0400
Neil Gorsuch stumped by viral horse-sized duck question during confirmation hearing

Neil Gorsuch stumped by viral horse-sized duck question during confirmation hearingWould you rather fight 100duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck? Before moving on to more serious topics, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., posed the popular hypothetical question to Gorsuch at the urging of his teenage son Dallin.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:45:19 -0400
FBI probe of Trump-Russia ties began 3 months before election

FBI probe of Trump-Russia ties began 3 months before electionThe FBIs counterintelligence investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, confirmed by FBI director James Comey in congressional testimony Monday, began as early as late July just weeks after a former British spy briefed bureau agents about evidence he had collected about such ties,sources tell Yahoo News. Christopher Steele, a former British MI-6 intelligence officer who specialized in Russian operations, had been hired as an investigator by an opposition research firm (initially retained by Trumps Republican primary opponents and later by supporters of Hillary Clinton). According to one of the sources, it was Steele who first alerted FBI agentson July 5 to evidence he had compiled that advisers to the Trump campaign and Kremlin officials were in contact about the 2016 election.

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:29:54 -0400
Investigation continues after 8-alarm fire destroys multiple homes in Kansas

Investigation continues after 8-alarm fire destroys multiple homes in KansasABC News' Alex Perez joins from the scene of the fire that destroyed multiple homes in Overland Park, Kansas.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:25:36 -0400
Married Teacher Who Allegedly Had Sexual Relations With 17-Year-Old Student Grins in Mugshot

Married Teacher Who Allegedly Had Sexual Relations With 17-Year-Old Student Grins in MugshotShe turned herself in on Monday.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:24:00 -0400
U.S. to set up zones for refugees in fight against Islamic State: Tillerson

U.S. to set up zones for refugees in fight against Islamic State: TillersonThe United States will increase pressure on Islamic State and al Qaeda and work to set up "interim zones of stability" to help refugees return home in the next phase of the battle to defeat the groups, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday. Addressing top officials from an international coalition of 68 nations battling Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Tillerson did not elaborate on where the United States planned to set up these safety zones. "The United States will increase our pressure on ISIS and al Qaeda and will work to establish interim zones of stability, through ceasefires, to allow refugees to return home," he told the meeting at the State Department.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:35:22 -0400
Ex-Clinton staffer: 8,000 millennial Democrats have told our new group they want to run for office

Ex-Clinton staffer: 8,000 millennial Democrats have told our new group they want to run for officeOn Election Day 2016, people vote at a polling place set up at the Kenter Canyon Elementary School in Los Angeles. A postelection political action committee founded by the email director of the Hillary Clinton campaign to encourage millennial Democrats to run for state and local offices reports that more than 8,000 people have taken the first step toward becoming candidates. Contacted by Yahoo News, Run for Something founder Amanda Litman explained what she thought was behind that astonishing number.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:03:53 -0400
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