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Source: NBC News

Trump speaks against domestic violence, but doesn't mention Porter accusers

Thursday 20:02 GMT

President Donald Trump spoke out against domestic violence Wednesday, over a week after White House aide Rob Porter resigned from his post over abuse allegations involving his ex-wives.

He made no mention of Porter in his tweet, but questioned: "Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?". Sanders' statements this week have hinged heavily on broad support for victims of domestic violence, but stressed the importance of due process.

Source: Washington Post

Attorneys warned not to ‘mention’ abortion to immigrant teens in custody, per email from legal group

Friday 13:38 GMT

A major legal services group for immigrant children told its lawyers nationwide not to discuss abortion access, even if minors in custody ask for help understanding their legal rights, for fear it would jeopardize a multimillion-dollar contract with the Department of Health and Human Services.

“We know for a fact that there is a very real risk to the entire legal services program for children in [Office of Refugee Resettlement] custody if issues other than immigration are addressed in consultations or representation, the abortion issue in particular,” a Vera official cautioned in a Feb. 2 email obtained by The Washington Post.

Source: The Guradian

Peter Rabbit, 'allergy bullying' and a history of unusual movie backlashes

Wednesday 16:23 GMT

Of all the unpleasant things about the Peter Rabbit film – the twerking, the making it rain, the presence of James Corden – nobody could have foreseen the worst being a blackberry.

Obviously, though, Peter Rabbit isn’t the only film to have absent-mindedly wandered into the realms of innocuous outrage.

Source: Reuters

Alpine skiing: Mayer wins super-G for speed gold double

Saturday 04:16 GMT

Matthias Mayer made up for the disappointment of his downhill title defense at the Pyeongchang Olympics by winning the men’s super-G on Friday to end Norway’s grip on the event and give Austria the gold medal for the first time in 20 years.

Brushing aside the bumps and bruises he sustained when he collided with a TV cameraman during Tuesday’s combined, Mayer carved his way down the mountain in one minute, 24.44 seconds in perfect conditions at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre.

Source: The Guradian

Jamaican bobsleighers face Olympic drama after ‘destructive’ coach quits

Thursday 15:27 GMT

Kiriasis, a world, European and Olympic champion as a competitor, “elected not to continue her position” as driver coach to the Jamaican women’s team days before the start of competition at the Pyeongchang Olympics, the Jamaica Bobsleigh (JBSF) announced.

We thank her for her invaluable contribution to JBSF and contributing to the success of Jamaica’s first female bobsled Olympic appearance,” it said in a statement.

Source: Global News

Canada’s Dara Howell has no regrets after failing to reach ski slopestyle final

Sunday 05:10 GMT

Four years ago in Sochi, Canada’s Dara Howell shocked the world as a 19-year-old to win the inaugural Olympic freestyle skiing slopestyle event.

It has been a tricky road back to the Olympics for Howell, who took almost two years out of the sport to re-focus following her gold in Sochi. With the top 12 going through to the final, Howell failed to give herself the chance to defend her Olympic title.

Source: DW

Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn resigns after mass unrest

Friday 13:38 GMT

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said on Thursday he had submitted his resignation as both premier and the chairman of the ruling coalition.

Hailemariam's resignation comes amid protracted anti-government protests that have left hundreds dead and tens of thousands detained. He will continue in his role until the "power transition is completed."

Source: The Guradian

Vic Damone obituary

Wednesday 16:23 GMT

He was born Vito Rocco Farinola in Brooklyn, New York, one of five children, and the only son, of Mamie (nee Damone) and Rocco Farinola, who lived in Bensonhurst, a predominantly Italian neighbourhood.

The Radio 2 presenter David Jacobs staunchly promoted his work in the UK, which led to chart placings for the albums Now (1981) and Vic Damone Sings the Great Songs (1983). His label, Warner Brothers, persuaded him to record Tom Jones’s It’s Not Unusual, but his heart was not in it.

Source: Global News

Iran covering up ‘suicide’ death of Iranian-Canadian activist in prison: rights groups

Wednesday 17:20 GMT

There are telltale signs that the Iranian government isn’t being exactly forthcoming about the death of Iranian-Canadian environmental activist and professor Kavous Seyed-Emami in a Tehran prison, human rights groups say.

READ MORE: Iranian-Canadian environmental activist Kavous Seyed-Emami dies in prison. But rights groups say Iran has a history of dubiously ruling prison deaths as suicides. Seyed-Emami’s death marks the third case of alleged suicide in prison reported by Iranian authorities in 2018 alone, according to Human Rights Watch.

Source: Common Domain

Powell says Fed ‘will remain alert’ to any financial stability risks

Wednesday 18:15 GMT

New Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday said the central bank “will remain alert” to any risks to financial stability, marking his maiden attempt to soothe financial markets.

In brief prepared remarks at his swearing-in ceremony, Powell reminded the audience that Washington made enormous strides in its effort to strengthen the banking sector in the wake of the financial crisis. “The financial system is incomparably stronger and safer, with much higher capital and liquidity, better risk management, and other improvements,” Powell said.

Source: Common Domain

GPS, smartphones and speed keep road deaths at 10-year high

Saturday 04:16 GMT

Deaths on the road reached 40,000 last year, down just 1% from 40,100 in 201, according to a report released Thursday by National Safety Council.

This relies on the driver to initiate and doesn’t deal with the multiple distractions or “must-have features” that already exist in most cars — including Apple CarPlay, which can show everything from messaging apps to audiobooks.

Source: Reuters

Netanyahu: What happens next?

Wednesday 23:41 GMT

There was speculation before the police recommendations were made public on Tuesday that Netanyahu might call early elections, seeking a public mandate that would make a prosecutor think twice before moving against him.

The eldest, Yonatan “Yoni” Netanyahu, became a national hero after he was killed in 1976 leading an assault team that stormed Entebbe Airport in Uganda to rescue Israelis and other airline passengers taken hostage by radical Palestinian and West German hijackers. Netanyahu says his brother’s death “changed my life and directed it to its present course”.

Source: DW

The cost of feeding a Bundesliga team

Thursday 15:27 GMT

There's no doubt how much money there is in football, but what about the financial and environmental cost of feeding a squad of players over a whole season?

Nevertheless in a world driven by money and obsessed with numbers, the choice to reduce the amount of meat, fish and dairy and increase dietary knowledge would be to the advantage not only of football clubs and their players, but also to the world as a whole.

Source: Reuters

Wind, snow and frozen phones: How to survive the coldest Olympics

Sunday 05:10 GMT

Before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics began on Feb 9, Magnus Strom and his Reuters colleague Sylvain Marchandise, both experienced skiers, spent five days on a frigid mountain, skiing to locations on the alpine skiing course.

The Pyeongchang games in South Korea are predicted to be the coldest since the 1994 games in Lillehammer, Norway, made tougher by strong winds battering the host city in the mountains.

Source: New York Times

Senate Leaders Reconsider Ban on Pell Grants for Prisoners

Friday 11:49 GMT

The Senate’s top education leaders will consider reinstating Pell grants for incarcerated students, a move that would restore a federal lifeline to the nation’s cash-strapped prison education system.

“Repealing the ban on Pell grants for prisoners will give those who have paid their debts to society a meaningful second chance, and the ability to get their lives back on track and support themselves and their families once released.”

Source: DW

Can a group of Florida high school students change America's cycle of gun violence?

Today 03:23 GMT
Source: BBC

Have the Winter Olympics repaired North-South Korea relations?

Today 03:23 GMT
Source: New York Times

Trump Moves to Regulate ‘Bump Stock’ Devices

Today 03:23 GMT
Source: New York Times

Trump Tries to Shift Blame to Obama for Not Countering Russian Meddling

Today 01:32 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Long Before U.S. Election, Russian Trolls Were Spreading Disinformation

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Manafort Under Scrutiny For $40 Million In “Suspicious” Transactions

Today 03:23 GMT
Source: ABC News

Most see inaction on mass shootings; mental health screening is a priority

Today 01:32 GMT
Source: BBC

MPs pressure City firms over diversity

Friday 01:34 GMT
Source: CBS News

McDonald's banishes cheeseburgers from Happy Meals

Friday 08:07 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Tesla: Here’s The Long-Term Case for the Model 3

Wednesday 14:33 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Commonwealth group to meet amid reports it will discuss Queen's successor

Wednesday 07:01 GMT
Source: Washington Post

D.C. teachers will not be assessed on how many students they pass this year

Thursday 21:53 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump inaugural committee directed $26 million for event production to firm connected to Melania Trump adviser

Friday 21:53 GMT
Source: CBS News

N.C. school district votes to end widely used sex education program amid outcry

Thursday 11:47 GMT

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