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Neue Sanktionen der USA gegen den Iran: Präsident Trump will die Ölexporte des Landes "auf Null" bringen. Irans Präsident Rohani kündigt Reaktionen an. Auch eine militärische Lösung scheint eine Option zu sein. #Iran #USA #Sanktionen #DonaldTrump #AyatollahAliChamenei #MevlütCavusoglu #OPEC #Öl #HassanRohani


 

Controversial US-American flight passenger reportedly died in Ko Samui, Thailand

On Jan. 19, an American man who is estimated to weigh 200 kilograms, boarded an EVA Air flight by wheelchair and insisted that a female flight attendant help him lower his underwear and wipe his buttocks while sitting on a toilet. The flight attendant was deeply traumatized by the incident and shared her frustrations about the episode on Facebook, before speaking to the press on Jan. 21.

One minute after three female flight attendants assisted him in entering the business-class restroom, he said his underwear had only been pulled down halfway and he had no way of going to the bathroom. He then asked the flight attendant if she could help lower his underwear.

On Jan. 26, it was reported that despite the traumatic episode, the repugnant rider was able to book yet another ticket on EVA Air for May, horrifying the airline's flight attendants. Later that day, an EVA employee, who spoke to SETN on condition of anonymity, revealed that the man indeed was o
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Opinion: Here's Why The Trump Administration's Iran Sanctions Strategy Won't Work





The Trump administration can cause Iran severe pain, but it cannot trigger the collapse of the regime, argue Aaron David Miller of the Wilson Center and Richard Sokolsky of the Carnegie Endowment.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu plans to name Golan Heights settlement after Donald Trump

The naked appeal to Drumpf’s vanity — proposing to add his name to the map of the Middle East even as it disappears from apartment buildings in New York — came as Israeli officials expressed alarm that the American president had not yet done enough to sabotage the Iran nuclear deal.

“We have to get others to walk away because the deal is still alive,” Israel’s American-born ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, said last month at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference. The prospect of Drumpf’s successor rejoining the deal, he added, “is something that has to be seen as totally unacceptable.”

Sanders, who would be the first Jewish president of the United States, was asked by a young Jewish activist on Monday during a CNN town hall if his prior criticism of Netanyahu would damage relations with Israel should he be elected.

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Too Many Eggs For One Basket! Backyard Chicken Farmers Scramble To Give Them Away





Some food pantries are benefiting from home chicken keepers' desire to keep collecting the birds as pets, which results in more eggs than they can handle. But sometimes it can be hard to find takers.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Government Expands Air Bag Investigation To Include More Than 12 Million Vehicles





A component responsible for detecting a crash and deploying air bags has been malfunctioning due to electrical interference, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Fact Check: Russian Interference Went Far Beyond 'Facebook Ads' Kushner Described





President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser said the investigations into Russian interference have been more damaging then the interference itself. But there was more to it than online ads.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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'Pray For Me': Nicaraguan Priest Threatened With Death Reaches Out To Niece In U.S.





The private Jesuit university in Managua, Nicaragua, where priest Chepe Idiáquez works is one of a series of Catholic institutions that have been attacked, as the country's yearlong unrest continues.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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After Felony Conviction, Iraq War Veteran Faces Deportation To Mexico





Edgar Baltazar Garcia got into some serious trouble after he came home from war. Now, he faces deportation over a felony conviction unless an immigration judge decides to let him stay in the U.S.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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County Jails Struggle With A New Role As America's Prime Centers For Opioid Detox





The National Sheriffs' Association has published a detailed guide to jail-based medication-assisted treatment. States hardest hit by opioids are moving fastest to get inmates the help needed to quit.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Henry Bloch, Co-Founder Of H&R Block, Dies At 96


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Bloch, along with his brother Richard, started the business as the IRS was phasing out its free tax prep service. They changed the "h" in their last name to a "k" so it would be easier to pronounce

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Frauenknast in den USA: Gefangen in Oklahoma #Politik #Ausland #USA


 

'Umbrella' Protesters Sentenced For 2014 Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Demonstration





A judge sentenced the leaders of the protests to up to 16 months in prison. Rights groups said the sentencing would have a chilling effect on future demonstrations in Hong Kong.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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On Julian Assange

1. World Socialist Website:

CNN cited US legal scholar Orin Kerr, who bluntly stated that the two publicly-revealed US charges against Assange—alleging he was involved in a conspiracy to gain unauthorised access to a US government computer—were “a placeholder.” Kerr said they were only “a brief indictment sufficient to get the case started, but very likely only a small part of any case against Assange.”

There is no evidence, in the indictment against Assange, or a supporting affidavit from an FBI special agent, indicating that the password was ever broken. Moreover, as an army intelligence analyst, Manning already had authorised access to all of the material that she would provide to WikiLeaks.

The affidavit against Assange accompanying the indictment, however, incorporates language taken directly from the US Espionage Act. It states that “Manning and Assange had reason to be
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Trump is wrong about the relation between a healthy economy and immunity to criticism

"Presidents have never been ‘immune’ to criticism, regardless of the economy," said Jeremi Suri, a historian at the University of Texas and its Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. "From Washington to Drumpf, every president has faced serious criticism from domestic adversaries and various groups. That is as American as apple pie."

"There is also the question of who benefits from good economic numbers," he said. "Growing inequality, despite low unemployment, has been a source of criticism for all presidents since at least Nixon."

#US #USA #Employment #Economics #Economy #Trump #DonaldTrump #ApprovalRating #FactCheck


 

Abandoned toddler spot with phone number attached to his shoe

The agents have taken the boy to a U.S. border station and are attempting to find his parents using the number on his shoes, the officials said. So far, they have been unsuccessful and are in the process of transferring the boy to the care of Health and Human Services.

The incident marks a flashpoint in the rising number of families and children crossing the border in recent months. In March, a total of 8,975 children traveling without their parents, but most often in groups, were apprehended at the southern border. The number of families crossing has also climbed, with 53,077 parents and children crossing the border together last month.

The journey into the Rio Grande Valley of Texas has long been an arduous but popular one, with immigrants risking dangerous waters to float or swim across the river from Mexico to Texas.

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Rochester Drug Cooperative CEO charged by Feds amid opioid crisis

“This prosecution is the first of its kind: executives of a pharmaceutical distributor and the distributor itself have been charged with drug trafficking, trafficking the same drugs that are fueling the opioid epidemic that is ravaging this country. Our Office will do everything in its power to combat this epidemic, from street-level dealers to the executives who illegally distribute drugs from their boardrooms,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a statement.

RDC was also charged with failing to properly report thousands of suspicious orders of oxycodone, fentanyl and other controlled substances to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), officials said.

In the opioid industry, RDC is a middleman that buys controlled substances from manufacturers and sells them to individual pharmacies. As one of the nation's 10 largest drug distributors, it delivered to more than 1,300 pharmacies and took in over $1 billion in revenue during the relevant five-year pe
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Trump calls for boycott of correspondence dinner

But the president is having none of it. Though Drumpf himself has spurned the annual White House Correspondents’ dinner for the past two years, he’s taking it a step further, ordering administration officials to boycott the dinner, according to two White House officials. Dozens of administration officials have attended the dinner in previous years, but many will be sending rented tuxes and gowns back without wear this year.

The president, who has derided the event as “so boring and negative,” has for the past two years used the evening instead to hold a political rally, where he has railed against the news media. He is set to do so again this year in Green Bay, Wisc.

#Trump #DonaldTrump #news #Politics #CorrespondenceDinner #US #USA


 

Press Sec. Sarah H. Sanders avoided formal press conferences for 43 consecutive days, breaking previous highscore by one

The prolonged silence has come amid a particularly chaotic time for the Drumpf administration following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report on the Russia investigation. While it cleared the Drumpf campaign of conspiring with Russia, the 448-page document exposed not only presidential misconduct but also a hotbed of conflict within the White House, where aides routinely ignored the president’s demands.

“If you are the press secretary and you are caught defending an indefensible policy or an indefensible act by the president, you can get pilloried out there for an hour, and the American people see it,” Lee said. “That’s what drives home to everybody watching that you don’t have a leg to stand on and that something has to change. That oftentimes does force change. It’s no accident that they’ve cut that off.”

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Trump met Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey due to decreasing fellowship

Unless either of the men decides to share more about what they discussed we won’t know how things went down exactly, though it’s probably easy enough to guess. According to the Motherboard report, the initial internal Twitter email named “the health of the public conversation on Twitter” as the topic of the day.
... To which Donald Trump contributes the most via his witty tweets which keep us informed about his honorary and worthwhile work.
Dorsey tweeted at Drumpf thanking him for the conversation. “Twitter is here to serve the entire public conversation, and we intend to make it healthier and more civil,” Dorsey wrote. “Thanks for the discussion about that.” The Washington Post reports Drumpf complained that the company unjustly “limited or removed some of his followers” in his session with the Twitter CEO. In fact, Drumpf was just tweeting about that earlier in the day.
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Gipfel mit Putin: Kim trifft in Russland ein #Politik #Ausland #DonaldTrump #USA #Russland #Nordkorea #KimJongUn #WladimirPutin


 

CNN analysts tied to Qatar—media report


Analysts double as Qatar-tied propagandists, attack Saudi Arabia, UAE

Dubai: US media outlet Conservative Review reported that several of the “so-called national security experts at CNN that you see on television every night have direct links to the nation of Qatar, a terror-funding, Islamist enclave in the Middle East that has placed itself on the warpath against America’s most important regional allies.”

Viewers would never know about the connections “because none of the CNN regulars disclose their financial and/or institutional ties to Qatar when they appear on the airwaves.”

“And off air, they are also not forthcoming about their Qatar-backed connections. Even when it comes to discussing issues where they have a clear conflict of interest, such as commenting on Israeli, Saudi, or UAE affairs, these CNN contributors have no issue going to bat against Qatar’s rivals, while never mentioning that their editorial freedom is restricted or that they are personally com... show more


 

Drug Distributor And Former Execs Face First Criminal Charges In Opioid Crisis





A DEA official said the indictments are meant to send "shock waves" through the pharmaceutical industry to remind it of its responsibility to help control prescription medications.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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USA: 24-jähriger gewinnt Mega-Jackpot #Panorama #USA


 

After Two Hurricanes, A 'Floodgate' Of Mental Health Issues In The Virgin Islands





The new governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands has issued a territory-wide mental health state of emergency, after two hurricanes in 2017 caused widespread trauma and stress among islanders.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Rich countries tend to have a bigger middle-class, except the USA


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19732357
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#HackerNews #bigger #countries #except #have #middle-class #rich #tend #the #usa
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World's First Malaria Vaccine Launches In Sub-Saharan Africa





It took more than 30 years to develop. The hope is it will eventually save tens of thousands of lives each year. But there are a few issues.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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See 200 Years Of Twists And Turns Of Census Citizenship Questions





A citizenship question has not been included among the census questions for every household in almost 70 years. The Trump administration wants to change that with the upcoming 2020 census.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Israels Premier Netanjahu will eine Siedlung auf den von Israel annektierten syrischen Golanhöhen nach US-Präsident Trump benennen. Unterdessen kündigte Trumps Schwiegersohn einen Friedensplan für den Nahen Osten an. #Israel #USA #BenjaminNetanjahu #DonaldTrump #Syrien #Golanhöhen #Palästinenser


 

Egypt Approves Constitutional Changes That Could Keep El-Sissi In Office Until 2030





The amendments, which were approved by nearly 90% of voters, further entrench the power of the military and extend the power of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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India Is Changing Some Cities' Names, And Muslims Fear Their Heritage Is Being Erased





Officials have been altering names to become more Hinducentric. "It is very dangerous for national integrity and unity," says a historian. The changes accelerated ahead of this year's elections.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Mass Funerals Begin In A Grieving Sri Lanka





Mourners and religious leaders gathered to say goodbye to more than 300 people who died in a string of bombings on Sunday at churches and hotels. Among the dead are 45 children.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Timeline: The Census Citizenship Question's Unusual Journey To The Supreme Court





A trail of internal emails, memos and other court filings show how the Trump administration pushed to get a citizenship question on the 2020 census despite warnings of how it may undermine the count.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Drowning In Parenting Advice? Here's Some Advice For That





In her new book Cribsheet , economist Emily Oster offers a lifeline to parents overwhelmed by contradictory parenting guidance. She offers a data-driven, and common-sense, approach to raising a baby.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Bob Mould Reflects On Albums He Loved As A Youth With 'Sunshine Rock'





The influential musician to the punk and hardcore scene returns with new latest album, Sunshine Rock.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Der russische Präsident Wladimir Putin hat den nordkoreanischen Machthaber Kim Jong Un schon mehrmals eingeladen. Diesmal leistet Kim der Einladung Folge. Die beiden kommen am Donnerstag im Osten Russlands zusammen. #Russland #Nordkorea #WladimirPutin #KimJongUn #Atomprogramm #Wladiwostok #USA


 

Glenda Jackson On Playing King Lear: Gender Barriers 'Crack' With Age





The 82-year-old British actor is currently playing Shakespeare's famed tragic figure on Broadway. "Doors have opened for women that were firmly locked many decades ago," she says.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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'The Moment Of Lift' Is More Of A Whisper Than A Call To Action





If Melinda Gates had fully owned her goal — writing a book that would strengthen some readers' abortion-rights convictions and open others' minds — she would have called for greater advocacy.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Two Earthquakes Shake The Philippines; At Least 16 Dead





Rescuers continue to search for survivors of Monday's quake, which trapped people in a collapsed supermarket in Pampanga province and caused panicked office workers to flee buildings in Manila.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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FAA Certifies Google's Wing Drone Delivery Company To Operate As An Airline





Wing's drones are made to deliver a wide range of items — including coffee, chocolate and burritos — from local merchants to their customers.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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In McEwan's Latest, The 'Machine' Is Too Much Like You





Ian McEwan imagines an alternate, technologically-advanced 1982 England in his new novel, in which the development of lifelike, artificially intelligent cyborgs leads to some uncomfortable questions.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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All Ears: Listening For The Meaning Between The Words





As the work of many experimental and pop musicians shows, sounds made by a body that don't cohere into recognizable language can still have emotional clarity.

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The Cranberries' Final Album Celebrates The New Beginning Dolores O'Riordan Wanted





When Dolores O'Riordan died in 2018, she left behind vocal tracks of what was intended to be The Cranberrie's new album. Now, remaining band members have completed the album in her memory.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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The Doctor Killed In Friday's Ebola Attack Was Dedicated ... But Also Afraid


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Dr. Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung of Cameroon arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo just four weeks ago – and was increasingly worried about his safety.

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1899 : La « splendid little war » hispano-américaine


Si depuis leur naissance, au XVIIIe siècle, les #USA sont devenus progressivement une grande puissance agricole, puis, dans la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle, une grande puissance industrielle, leur rôle international est encore limité. Et il faudra attendre leur intervention dans la guerre hispano-américaine de Cuba pour voir éclore véritablement leur vocation impérialiste : https://www.alternativelibertaire.org/?1899-La-splendid-little-war-hispano-americaine

#AL #AlternativeLibertaire #Histoire


 

Democrats Consider: Is A White, Straight Man The Safe Bet Against Trump?





Six months after electing a diverse wave of women to Congress, "electability"-minded Democrats fear the country isn't ready for a woman, person of color or LGBTQ presidential candidate.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Trump droht EU nach Harley-Davidson-Gewinneinbruch

Milwaukee/Washington (dpa) - Der Zollstreit mit der EU hat erneut die Bilanz des Motorradbauers Harley-Davidson belastet - das bringt US-Präsident Donald Trump in Rage.
Diese Meldung zeigt mal wieder sehr schön wie irrational dieser Mann ist.

#motorrad #trump #usa #dpa #news #zölle #europa #handelsstreit #motoradhersteller #davidson #harley


 
Nord Stream 2: Weber will Bau blockieren #mv #nordstream2 #Kritik #Entscheidung #EU-Kommission #erdgas #dänemark #nordstream2 #pipeline #usa


 

More Democrats Call For Impeachment Proceedings Against President Trump





A number of the 2020 Democratic candidates, like their colleagues in Congress, are debating how to hold President Trump accountable for his actions following the release of the Mueller report.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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