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White House staff to skip Correspondents' Dinner after last year's controversy

Today 08:05 GMT

After the controversy of last year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Trump administration officials aren’t going back for seconds.

TRUMP SAYS HE'LL SKIP WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS' DINNER, WILL 'HOLD A VERY POSITIVE RALLY INSTEAD'. MICHELLE WOLF SAYS TRUMP 'DOESN'T HAVE A BIG ENOUGH SPINE TO ATTEND' WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS' DINNER. "The dinner is so boring and so negative that we're going to hold a very positive rally instead," Trump said.

Source: Global News

Donald Trump complained to Twitter’s CEO about having lost over 200,000 followers, source says

Today 08:05 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump met with Twitter Inc‘s Chief Executive Jack Dorsey on Tuesday and spent a significant time questioning him about why he has lost some Twitter followers, a person briefed on the matter said.

Donald Trump says new Twitter policy lost him followers, but numbers show otherwise. Trump lost 204,000, or 0.4 percent, of his 53.4 million followers in July when Twitter started its purge of suspicious accounts, according to social media data firm Keyhole.

Source: Global News

An Iowa Republican for 35 years, Andy McKean is going Democrat — because of Donald Trump

Today 08:05 GMT

Andy McKean has spent 26 years in Iowa’s state legislature, sitting as a Republican as he has represented the people of Jackson and Jones counties.

Donald Trump asks rally in Iowa to raise their hands if they’re Christian conservatives. McKean, who was first elected to the legislature in 1978, served there as both a state representative and a senator up until 2003. He then returned to the House as a representative for District 58 in 2016, the same year Trump was elected president.

Source: Common Domain

U.S. labor leader on USMCA: Mexico first must prove it’s killing ‘700,000 protectionist contracts’

Today 08:05 GMT

Before a replacement deal for Nafta takes effect, Mexico needs to prove it will enforce labor reforms that it’s enacting, said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Tuesday, detailing a key objection to the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

“Because we’re talking a low-wage system that’s been in effect for a long time, with over 700,000 protectionist contracts, illegitimately negotiated and put in place, designed specifically to keep wages down in Mexico.” Mexico would have four years to eliminate the contracts made with “sham unions” over the years, so 175,000 such contracts would have to go each year, Trumka added.

Source: Common Domain

Trump Today: President criticizes Twitter and vows to ‘reciprocate’ against EU after Harley profit drops

Today 08:05 GMT

President Donald Trump on Tuesday took his latest swipe at Twitter for what he says is unfair treatment, as he vowed to “reciprocate” against the European Union in the wake of Harley-Davidson’s report of a profit drop in the first quarter. Trump used Twitter, on which he has nearly 60 million followers, to attack the company and say “they don’t treat me well as a Republican.”

After Harley-Davidson HOG, +0.81%   reported a nearly 27% drop in first-quarter profit, Trump cited comments by Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo about EU tariffs forcing the motorcycle maker to move U.S. jobs overseas.

Source: The Guradian

Sri Lanka attacker studied in UK, says minister, amid warning more bombers on loose

Today 08:05 GMT

One of the Sri Lanka bombers studied in the UK and Australia before carrying out the bombings, which may have been funded and inspired by Isis, the defence minister has said.

Eighteen suspects were arrested overnight, bringing the total number detained to 58, said police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara, but Sri Lanka’s prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, warned that several suspects armed with explosives were still loose.

Source: Fox News

Netanyahu to name Golan Heights settlement after President Trump

Today 08:05 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that he will name a community in the contested Golan Heights region after President Trump.

TRUMP RECOGNITION THAT GOLAN HEIGHTS BELON TO ISRAEL SHOW HIS STRONG SUPPORT OF JEWISH STATE. In an official statement, Trump made the decision to recognize the land after “aggressive acts by Iran and terrorist groups, including Hezbollah, in southern Syria continue to make the Golan Heights a potential launching ground for attacks on Isreal.” Syrian forces condemned the decision by Trump saying: “The decision…makes the United States the main enemy of the Arabs.”

Source: DW

How Volodymyr Zelenskiy beat Petro Poroshenko in Ukraine

Today 06:04 GMT

At the presidential public debate — which was held, at Zelenskiy's suggestion, in Kyiv's Olympic stadium — he told Poroshenko: "I am not your opponent; I am your judgment."

Zelenskiy scored highest in the Russian-speaking regions in southern and eastern Ukraine, which previously voted for candidates who campaigned for a closer relationship with Russia. One of the most important tests of his presidency will be what kind of attitude Zelenskiy adopts toward Russia.

Source: Fox News

Netflix releasing documentary following AOC, 3 other progressive women who ran for Congress in 2018

Today 08:05 GMT

In May, Netflix will release a documentary that follows four progressive, female candidates as they fought to unseat the Democratic establishment during the 2018 midterm elections.

Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., have captured a significant amount of media attention since taking office.

Source: Fox News

Texas' John Cornyn to face Air Force vet MJ Hegar in 2020 Senate race

Today 08:05 GMT

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, will face a re-election battle next year against Democrat Mary Jennings “MJ” Hegar, after the former Air Force helicopter pilot Tuesday declared her intent to run for one of Texas’ Senate seats. “Washington still has a lot of listening to do, and I’m gonna make sure they hear us,” Hegar said in a video announcing her campaign.

With the memory of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s tough re-election campaign against former congressman – and current 2020 Democratic presidential candidate – Beto O’Rourke still fresh in the minds of many Texans, voters in the Longhorn state are readying themselves for another senatorial race pitting a longtime GOP stalwart against an up-and-coming Democrat.

Source: Reuters

Explainer: Hong Kong's 'Occupy' movement and its leaders

Today 08:05 GMT

A district court judge will hand down sentences on Wednesday for nine leaders of Hong Kong’s “Occupy Central” protests that paralyzed parts of the former British colony for 79 days in late 2014.

Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, the Basic Law, states that both Hong Kong’s leader and its legislature be elected by universal suffrage as an “ultimate aim”. - The Standing Committee of China’s legislature, the National People’s Congress, declared on Aug. 31, 2014, that any candidate for Hong Kong’s leader would have to get majority backing from an election committee stacked with pro-Beijing loyalists, as well as imposing other conditions that some in the city’s opposition deemed “fake, China-style democracy”.

Source: The Guradian

Secretive hard Brexit Facebook campaign got 1m responses

Today 08:05 GMT

A million Britons responded to a secretive Facebook campaign for a hard Brexit overseen by Lynton Crosby’s company, according to the information commissioner, who said the respondents’ email addresses may have been harvested for future use.

MPs heard that the pro-Brexit campaigns have been running since 2017, apparently confirming suggestions that they were part of a long-running secretive campaign by Crosby’s company to undermine Theresa May’s position and push Britain towards a hard Brexit.

Source: The Guradian

Sisi wins snap Egyptian referendum amid vote-buying claims

Today 08:05 GMT

Supporters of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi have claimed victory after almost 90% of Egyptian voters backed sweeping constitutional changes that could result in him ruling until 2030.

The results overhaul the 2014 constitution: they extend presidential term limits to six years, allowing Sisi to run for re-election in 2024; expand presidential control over the judiciary, and enshrine the military’s role in politics.

Source: Common Domain

Brexit Brief: Politicians return from Easter, still hunting their golden egg

Today 08:04 GMT

According to the Guardian, the 1922 Committee, a group of euroskeptic Conservatives, are due to meet on Tuesday, with chair Graham Brady reportedly planning to tell May she should resign before the end of June in light of her failure to secure Brexit.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today program, MP and 1922 Committee member Nigel Evans called on May to step down “as soon as possible”. He said: “The only way we’re going to break this impasse properly is if we have fresh leadership of the Conservative Party… If there was an announcement today by the prime minister then of course we could start the process straight away.”

Source: Fox News

Gutfeld on Bernie Sanders letting felons vote from prison

Today 08:05 GMT

At a town hall event with Democratic presidential candidates shown on CNN, a student asked Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., if he favors allowing people in prison to vote, including convicted killers like the Boston marathon bomber.

CNN’s Don Lemon then asked Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.: “But people who are in – convicted, in prison, like the Boston Marathon bomber, on death row, people who are convicted of sexual assault, they should be able to vote?”. Oh, great answer!.

Source: Common Domain

How to Talk With an Aging Parent About Long-Term Care

Tuesday 09:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

What to do when saving enough money to retire demands drastic action

Sunday 21:48 GMT
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Odell Beckham Jr. unleashes Giants frustration in epic Twitter rant

Tuesday 09:55 GMT
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Maid of honor claims nearly 100 goldfish died after 'crappy' bride insisted on giving them as wedding favors

Monday 19:04 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Bolsonaro's motorbike escapade provokes helmet backlash

Monday 19:04 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Polly Higgins, lawyer who fought for recognition of 'ecocide', dies aged 50

Monday 14:30 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Logistics Report: Logistics for Thin Mints; Following the Robots; Resetting Railroad Maps

Monday 14:30 GMT
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Kevin Hunter accused of poisoning Wendy Williams

Today 08:05 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Treasury yields rise as oil prices surge to nearly 6-month high

Tuesday 19:05 GMT
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Kate Middleton recycles coat, special earrings for Easter service

Tuesday 18:10 GMT
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Stocks close at all time high; oil at 6 month high

Today 08:05 GMT
Source: The Guradian

'Skirting ethical rules': Trump's key staff under investigation at interior agency

Today 08:05 GMT
Source: Global News

6,700 Canadian veterans who fought in Afghan war receiving federal support for PTSD

Tuesday 21:49 GMT
Source: Reuters

Chinese people love peace, Xi says as kicks off major naval parade

Tuesday 22:44 GMT

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