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Source: Global News

‘Empire’ cast pens letter in support of Jussie Smollett’s return to show

Today 01:30 GMT

The Empire cast wants Jussie Smollett to return to the series for Season 6 and they’ve penned a letter of support for the actor’s return to the Fox show.

Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Trai Byers, Gabourey Sidibe, and Nicole Ari Parker penned the letter on April 19 to Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier, Disney TV Studios and ABC Entertainment chair Dana Walden, Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn, Empire creators Lee Daniels and Danny Strong and other executive producers of Empire.

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Source: Fox News

Ocasio-Cortez's right-hand man mocked for supporting Bernie Sanders' idea to allow felons to vote

Today 01:29 GMT

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff has been slammed after saying prisoners are “most affected by unjust laws” while endorsing Sen. Bernie Sanders’ idea to allow convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and other violent criminals to vote in elections.

Other Democratic candidates such as Sen. Kamala Harris and Beto O’Rourke somewhat toyed with the idea as well, with but drew a line at people who committed “extreme types of crimes.”

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Source: Common Domain

3 in 4 older parents make this financially disastrous mistake

Thursday 11:45 GMT

Parents are putting their financial future in jeopardy to support their adult children, according to a study released by Merrill Lynch.

The best way to do both of these things is to create clear separation between what is their responsibility and what is yours, and to clearly communicate expectations about these boundaries,” says Foss.

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Source: Fox News

Sanders tops Biden in New Hampshire poll, as Buttigieg surges

Tuesday 09:54 GMT

The University of New Hampshire Granite State Poll also shows former Vice President Joe Biden a distant second, with South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg surging to third.

A new poll in the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House shows Sen. Bernie Sanders of neighboring Vermont leading in the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination. The University of New Hampshire Granite State Poll also shows former Vice President Joe Biden a distant second, with South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg surging to third.

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Source: Fox News

Crusader skeletons discovery sheds new light on the Crusades

Tuesday 12:40 GMT

Over decades, archaeologists have uncovered the ruins of the once-thriving Crusader city in the modern Israeli city of Acre.

Scientists studied the DNA of nine Crusaders buried in a 13th-century burial pit near a crusader castle close to the Lebanese city of Sidon. The study, which is published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, found that the Crusaders were genetically diverse and that they had children with the local population.

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Source: The Guradian

Ugandan police detain Bobi Wine and fire teargas at supporters

Tuesday 09:54 GMT

Ugandan police have detained the pop star turned MP Bobi Wine after shutting down one of his concerts and firing teargas at his fans, according to the singer’s wife and his supporters.

Wine tried to reach the location on Monday but clashes broke out as his supporters threw stones and police responded with teargas and water cannon. Moses Mugwanya, a concert promoter and Wine supporter, told AFP that the singer was taken away with other political opposition figures.

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Source: Global News

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

Tuesday 21:49 GMT

Newly revealed figures show the number of veterans from the war in Afghanistan receiving federal support for mental-health conditions nearly doubled between March 2014 and March 2018.

In fact, PTSD was found to have been the top medical diagnosis for Afghan war veterans applying for assistance, as compared to hearing loss and ringing in the ears for service members who had not deployed to Afghanistan.

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Source: The Guradian

Trump makes U-turn to support Harley-Davidson as profits fall amid tariff war

Wednesday 15:25 GMT

Harley-Davidson blamed European taxes on imports of its gas-guzzling hogs for a 27% drop in profits in the first quarter, prompting Donald Trump to vow retaliation against the EU.

The company barely broke even in the last quarter of 2018, with sales dropping 10% in December – its eighth month of decline – with stock plunging 33% for the year.

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Source: Fox News

Rep. Cicilline: Congress has a responsibility to conduct oversight, even if it makes Trump supporters uncomfortable

Tuesday 19:05 GMT

As the legal battle over President Trump's tax returns rages on, Rep. David Cicilline, D- R.I., Monday argued that Congress should be able to gather all the information possible to conduct oversight, including accessing Trump's financial information.

During an appearance on "Outnumbered," Rep. Cicilline, who is also the co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, said that he believes Congress has a right to collect the evidence it sees fit to fulfill its responsibility to conduct oversight. "I understand that there are some people who think that Congress should not do oversight, and it's kind of rich when the president tries to make himself a victim, as the most powerful man on the planet," Cicilline told host Melissa Francis.

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Source: The Guradian

Greta Thunberg backs climate general strike to force leaders to act

Tuesday 18:10 GMT

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist, has given her support for a general strike for the climate, saying the student movement she inspired needs more support from older generations to ensure politicians keep their promises under the Paris agreement.

Speaking at a public event in London as Extinction Rebellion protests continued in the capital, the initiator of the school strike for climate movement was typically frank about the scale of the problem the world faces and the impact her campaign has made.

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Source: CTV

Deadly van attack anniversary: Ceremonies, vigils in Toronto

Wednesday 18:10 GMT

Toronto's mayor says a deadly van attack that left the city grappling with grief a year ago also set off a wave of solidarity and support among its residents.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young. Police are seen near a damaged van in Toronto after a van mounted a sidewalk crashing into a number of pedestrians on Monday, April 23, 2018.

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Source: DW

Uganda's Bobi Wine detained ahead of concert

Tuesday 12:41 GMT

Ugandan pop star and lawmaker Robert Kyagulanyi, known as Bobi Wine, was reportedly detained on Monday, his wife and supporters said.

Ugandan police are said to have used teargas and a water cannon to disperse Wine's supporters at a beach resort near the capital Kampala, where he was planning to hold a concert, media and police said on Monday. "He has been arrested in Busabala, where he was to address the media on the cancellation of his concert by the police," Wine's wife Barbie Itungo Kyagulanyi told AFP.

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Source: The Guradian

Libya: EU officials hoping Trump will pull support for warlord

Wednesday 17:16 GMT

European officials are hoping Donald Trump’s surprise expression of support for the Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar can be reversed amid division in Washington over US policy on the north African country.

Although European diplomats knew high level contacts between Trump and Haftar’s aides were under way last week, the degree of support expressed in the White House statement came as a surprise. In the US, the Republican senator Lindsey Graham called on Trump to “let Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Turkey know that the proxy war they’ve created in Libya is unacceptable”.

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Source: Fox News

Supreme Court conservatives signal possible support for census citizenship question

Wednesday 17:16 GMT

The Supreme Court’s conservative justices signaled possible support Tuesday for the Trump administration’s bid to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, during a high-stakes argument where partisan lines were quickly drawn.

The four left-leaning justices pressed the solicitor general for the Justice Department to explain the reasoning behind the citizenship question, noting experts at the Census Bureau have said the citizenship question could lead to an undercount of as many as 6.5 million, especially in urban areas.

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Source: Fox News

Comic Zelenskiy wins Ukraine presidential vote in landslide

Tuesday 11:46 GMT

Comedian and actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy has won Ukraine's presidential runoff vote in a landslide, according to an exit poll released Monday with nearly all the votes counted.

Juncker and Tusk wrote that "you can count on the EU's strong support to Ukraine's reform path, including consolidating the rule of law, fighting corruption, maintaining macro-financial stability and pursuing the essential reform of the energy sector."


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