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  • Trump says US will recognise Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights

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    President Donald Trump on Thursday recognised Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, in an abrupt reversal of longstanding US policy on the contested area.

    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:22:00 -0400
  • Citigroup to sell Venezuelan gold in setback to President Maduro: sources

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    Maduro's government has since 2014 used financial operations known as gold swaps to use its international reserves to gain access to cash after a slump in oil revenues left it struggling to obtain hard currency. Under the terms of the 2015 deal with Citigroup's Citibank, Venezuela was due to repay $1.1 billion of the loan on March 11, according to four sources familiar with the situation. Citibank plans to sell the gold held as a guarantee - which has a market value of roughly $1.358 billion - to recover the first tranche of the loan and will deposit the excess of roughly $258 million in a bank account in New York, two of the sources said.

    Wed, 20 Mar 2019 20:37:31 -0400
  • The Latest: New Zealanders to observe Muslim call to prayer

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    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local):

    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:34:28 -0400
  • Some Pickups Lag in Passenger Crash Protection

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    Crash Tests Show Some Pickup Trucks Lag in Passenger Protection Most pickup trucks fall short when it comes to protecting passengers in certain types of crashes, according to new findings from t...

    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:01:01 -0400
  • Remains of Missing WWII Pilot Returned Family in Utah

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    The remains of a World War II pilot who disappeared 74 years ago while flying a mission over Germany were returned to his family in Utah.

    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:01:20 -0400
  • Bringing the Sting: The U.S. Navy Is Getting New F/A-18E/F Super Hornets

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    The Super Hornets would be the first new-build examples of the Block III variant of the F/A-18E/F. The Block III flies farther and carries more weapons than an older F/A-18E/F can do and also is stealthier than earlier Super Hornet models are.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0400
  • In Jerusalem, Pompeo takes a jab at US Democrats on anti-Semitism

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    Jerusalem (AFP) - Top US diplomat Mike Pompeo issued a thinly veiled jab at US Democrats over anti-Semitism on Wednesday, following controversial comments by a Muslim congresswoman over American support for Israel.

    Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:38:03 -0400
  • Harvard 'shamelessly' profits from photos of enslaved people, descendant claims in lawsuit

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    A descendant of enslaved people has sued Harvard University, alleging that the Ivy League institution has “shamelessly” profited from photos of her ancestors. Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, claims that Harvard has ignored requests to surrender images of a man named Renty, whom she says is her great-great-great grandfather, and his daughter Delia. Lanier is suing Harvard for “wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation” of the images, asking the university to return the photos to her, pay unspecified damages, and recognise her ancestry.

    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:18:00 -0400
  • Missouri towns prepare for deluge as floods move downstream

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    A string of small Missouri towns on Wednesday prepared for the next deluge along the snow-melt-swollen Missouri River after flooding wreaked nearly $1.5 billion in damage in Nebraska, killing at least four people and leaving another man missing. High water unleashed by last week's late-winter storm and swiftly melting snow this week has already inundated a large swath of Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa along the Missouri River, North America's longest river. The Missouri River's next big flood crest was due to hit St. Joseph, Missouri, about 55 miles (89 km) north of Kansas City, Missouri, and Atchison, Kansas, a short distance downstream, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman James Lowe said on a briefing call.

    Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:13:45 -0400
  • President Trump's latest executive order is a shot in the campus free speech wars

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    But while Trump’s order is a clear declaration he agrees with conservative concerns about America’s colleges, it’s not clear what actual effect the move will have in academia.

    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:59:11 -0400
  • FBI joins criminal probe into Boeing 737 Max 8 safety certification in wake of crashes

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    The FBI has joined the widening criminal probe into how Boeing's 737 Max 8 jets were deemed as safe in the months before two of them crashed in Indonesia and Ethiopia,

    Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:28:53 -0400
  • Ex-President Temer to give testimony in Brazil after arrest

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    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian federal police expect to take testimony from ex-President Michel Temer and his former Cabinet minister Wellington Moreira Franco on Friday, a day after both were arrested as part of the country's sprawling Car Wash corruption probe.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:08:58 -0400
  • Mosque massacre funerals resume with teen laid to rest

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    A teenager who dreamed of playing in goal for Manchester United was among the latest victims of New Zealand's twin mosque massacre to be buried as funerals resumed Thursday. Hundreds of mourners, including many schoolchildren, gathered for an emotional farewell to Sayyad Milne, a 14-year-old football-mad youngster who was among the 50 people who died in last Friday's rampage by a white supremacist. Sayyad's father John Milne said his son was gunned down while praying at Al Noor, the first of the two mosques attacked last Friday allegedly by Australian national Brenton Tarrant.

    Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:11:02 -0400
  • Strengthen Your Retirement Security in 7 Steps

    Retirement security is the ability to live a comfortable retirement without the burden of financial stress. Early planning is the best way to ensure a financially secure retirement, but not everyone has the luxury of time to prepare. The financial decisions you make in the years approaching retirement will have a significant impact on your retirement security.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:47:19 -0400
  • JetBlue pilots who drugged and raped flight attendants continued working for airline without repercussion, lawsuit says

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    Three female flight attendants claim they were drugged and two of them raped by two JetBlue pilots during a layover in Puerto Rico, a new lawsuit filed this week in New York federal court has claimed. At least one of the female flight attendants said she was forced to work with one of the accused pilots after the alleged rape. After making their way to a beach in Puerto Rico near the hotel they were staying during their layover in May of last year, the women were offered sips from one of the flight attendant’s alcoholic beverages.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:20:53 -0400
  • Venezuelan opposition aide is seized, US and allies protest

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    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's top aide was taken away in the middle of the night by masked intelligence agents who broke down his door early Thursday, drawing condemnation from the United States and other countries pushing to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:07:06 -0400
  • UK's May urges lawmakers to back her Brexit deal now

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    Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday she deeply regretted her decision to seek a Brexit extension from the European Union and she urged lawmakers, who have twice previously rejected her plan, to back her now. "I passionately hope that (lawmakers) will find a way to back the deal I have negotiated with the EU, a deal that delivers on the referendum and is the very best deal negotiable, and I will continue to work night and day to secure the support" for the deal. Earlier on Wednesday, May asked the EU to allow Britain to delay its departure date by three months to June 30, and EU leaders are expected to discuss the matter at a summit on Thursday.

    Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:54:05 -0400
  • See Photos of the New 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe

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    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:14:00 -0400
  • In a gift to Netanyahu, Trump tweets U.S. support for Israel annexing Golan

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    President Trump on Thursday reversed a long-standing American policy that treated Israeli occupation of the Golan Heights as temporary.

    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:19:52 -0400
  • 'I want to set the record straight': Jared Kushner's father comes to his defense in op-ed

    The father of Jared Kushner authored an opinion piece in the Washington Post pushing back against accusations of corruption and conflicts of interest.

    Wed, 20 Mar 2019 21:40:55 -0400
  • See How Snøhetta’s Architecture Brought the Best of Scandinavian Design to the World

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    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:21:20 -0400
  • Missouri River towns face deluge as floods move downstream

    A string of small Missouri towns prepared for the next deluge along the raging Missouri River on Wednesday after flooding wreaked nearly $1.5 billion in damage in Nebraska, killing at least four people and leaving another man missing. High water unleashed by last week's late-winter storm and melting snow has already inundated a large swath of Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa along the Missouri River, North America's longest river. The Missouri River's next major flood crest was forecast to hit St. Joseph, Missouri, at 6 a.m. on Friday and Kansas City, Missouri, 55 miles (88 km) to the south, about 24 hours later, said Mike Glasch of the Omaha District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    Wed, 20 Mar 2019 20:36:06 -0400
  • CNN takes over a week to report Covington lawsuit

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    What happened to 'facts first'? Reaction from former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino.

    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:57:30 -0400
  • New Zealand prays, falls silent, a week after mosque massacres

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    The Muslim call to prayer rang out across New Zealand on Friday followed by two minutes of nationwide silence to mark a week since a white supremacist gunned down 50 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. As the call was broadcast around the country, thousands -- including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and wounded survivors -- stood in a park opposite the mosque where the killing began, as the nation of 4.5 million came to a standstill. New Zealand is still in shock following the killings by alleged shooter Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian national who had hoped to foment an ethnic war with his attacks.

    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 23:17:35 -0400
  • Booker nets 1st 2020 endorsement from S. Carolina lawmaker

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker has netted the first endorsement from a sitting lawmaker in the crucial early-voting state of South Carolina.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 06:01:51 -0400
  • Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido says senior aide was kidnapped by intelligence agents

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    The Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has said intelligence agents arrested his chief of staff after a pre-dawn raid, signalling that president Nicolas Maduro may be cracking down on the opposition's challenge to his rule. Mr Guaido invoked the constitution in January to assume the interim presidency after declaring Maduro's 2018 re-election a fraud, and has been recognised by dozens of Western nations as the country's legitimate leader. Mr Maduro, who has overseen a dramatic collapse of the country's economy, has called Mr Guaido a puppet of the United States and said he should “face justice”, but has not explicitly ordered his arrest.

    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:05:23 -0400
  • USC Just Named a New President. Here's What She Said About the Admissions Scandal

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    "I am not afraid about taking on challenges," Carol Folt said.

    Wed, 20 Mar 2019 22:03:54 -0400
  • Kellyanne Conway says Trump is 'protective of me' in feud with her husband

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    White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Thursday continued to defend her boss, President Trump, who called her husband, George, a “whack job” whose feud with Trump is “doing a tremendous disservice to a wonderful wife.”

    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:12:57 -0400
  • Fight against robocalls continues as AT&T, Comcast complete test of verified call

    The fight against robocalls can even bring telecom rivals together.

    Wed, 20 Mar 2019 17:43:02 -0400
  • Brexit End Likely to Be Based on a Customs Union, JPMorgan Says

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    (Bloomberg) -- The realities of the Brexit situation indicate that the U.K. is going to end up with “something that’s founded on a customs union” with the European Union, according to Karen Ward, chief market strategist for Europe, Middle East and Africa at JPMorgan Asset Management.

    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:41:01 -0400
  • Ethiopia crash captain did not train on airline's MAX simulator: source

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    Captain Yared Getachew, 29, was due for refresher training at the end of March, his colleague told Reuters, two months after Ethiopian Airlines had received one of the first such simulators being distributed. The March 10 disaster, following another MAX 8 crash in Indonesia in October, has set off one of the biggest inquiries in aviation history, focused on the safety of a new automated system and whether crews understood it properly. The MAX, which came into service two years ago, has a new automated system called MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System).

    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:08:59 -0400
  • The Latest: Minnesota to help Nebraska flood fight

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Midwest flooding (all times local):

    Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:41:27 -0400
  • Police, tradesmen rush to prepare ravaged mosque for Friday prayers

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    New Zealand police and tradesmen are working intensively in the hope of readying the Al Noor mosque to hold Friday prayers, just a week after it was the centre of a racist shooting which left 50 dead. "Police have been working relentlessly, doing everything in our power to gather all appropriate evidence from what are active crime scenes so we can allow people to return to the mosques as quickly as possible," a police spokesman said, referring to Al Noor and a second mosque in Christchurch attacked by the gunman. An army of carpenters, glaziers, gardeners and carpet layers could be seen entering the Al Noor grounds Thursday and the police spokesman said they were trying to return the mosque to its original state.

    Wed, 20 Mar 2019 22:58:40 -0400
  • Economic gloom hits world stock markets

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    Worries about economic growth prospects hit global stock markets on Friday, causing sharp price drops on both sides of the Atlantic.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:47:23 -0400
  • Love it or Hate it?: China Is Studying Russia's New Su-57 Stealth Fighter

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    The Su-57's overall capability is "not bad at all," Global Times paraphrased Wang as saying.

    Wed, 20 Mar 2019 23:00:00 -0400
  • Robert Kraft's plea deal offer for prostitution charges hinders real progress on sex trafficking

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    Those who buy sex have more power and privilege than those who sell it. There's a disgusting imbalance in every commercial sex interaction.

    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 08:05:57 -0400
  • Trump visits tank factory and renews attack on war hero McCain

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    The president complains that he was never thanked for giving McCain the "kind of funeral he wanted."

    Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:35:05 -0400
  • Poll: Americans say even the legal breaks for college admission rig the system

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    A USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll finds wide suspicion of college admissions and opposition to legal preferences for alums, athletes and minorities.

    Wed, 20 Mar 2019 17:17:14 -0400
  • Facebook Stopped Bangladeshi Ad Farm Targeting Utah in Midterms

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    Political news in a Utah congressional district wasn’t coming from inside the U.S. -- a mismatch Facebook had tuned its software algorithms to detect. A data scientist in the election-monitoring center at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, inspected the activity manually and discovered, at 11:47 a.m., that the source spreading the content was an ad farm in Bangladesh. The slides, viewed by Bloomberg News, show in detail how Facebook has improved its process for rooting out bad actors using tactics similar to those Russian operatives used in 2016.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 06:00:00 -0400
  • Which Subcompact Crossovers and SUVs are Best? Here Are All 17, Ranked

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    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:31:00 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-U.S. refiner Citgo taking offers on $1.8-bln, 3-year loan -sources

    Citgo Petroleum, the U.S.-based subsidiary of Venezuelan state-run oil firm PDVSA, is seeking to raise $1.8 billion through a three-year term loan to cover operating expenses and to refinance existing debt, three people close to the deal told Reuters on Thursday. The financing would help Citgo fund operations and replace an existing revolving credit line, following U.S. sanctions and its split from the parent company, which remains under control of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and a military-led management team. Washington imposed sanctions and barred U.S. firms, including Citgo, from importing Venezuelan crude as part of a strategy to starve the Maduro government of oil revenue and force his ouster.

    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:43:11 -0400
  • Palestinian official: Israel kills unarmed man in West Bank

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The governor of the West Bank city of Bethlehem said Thursday that Israeli soldiers shot and killed an unarmed Palestinian man who was trying to aid another near the city.

    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 04:13:59 -0400
  • Indonesia's Garuda says to cancel 49-jet Boeing 737 deal after crashes

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    Indonesia's national carrier Garuda has told Boeing it will cancel a multi-billion-dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after two fatal crashes involving the plane, in what is thought to be the first formal cancellation for the model. "We have sent a letter to Boeing requesting that the order be cancelled," Garuda spokesman Ikhsan Rosan said. "The reason is that Garuda passengers in Indonesia have lost trust and no longer have the confidence" in the plane, he said, adding that the airline was awaiting a response from Boeing.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:35:38 -0400
  • Australian PM welcomes 'moderation' from Turkey's Erdogan

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    Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday welcomed some "moderation" in President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's comments in the wake of the Christchurch massacre. Trying to take the sting out of a diplomatic row that has threatened relations between Australia, New Zealand and Turkey, Morrison pointed to a recent Erdogan column in the Washington Post as progress. "Overnight, progress has been made on this issue and overnight we've already seen a moderation of the president's views," Morrison said, citing the article in which Erdogan stepped away from direct criticism of New Zealand.

    Wed, 20 Mar 2019 21:32:20 -0400
  • Catholic Church scandal: 395 Illinois priests, deacons accused of sexual misconduct

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    A report identifies 395 Catholic clergy members in Illinois who have been accused of sexual misconduct.

    Wed, 20 Mar 2019 22:54:19 -0400
  • Republicans' silence over Trump's attacks on McCain is truly shameful

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    The mealy-mouthed responses of the late senator’s former colleagues demonstrates the extent to which Trump has recast the party in his own imageJohn McCain was brutalized in captivity in Vietnam for his sense of duty and honor. Photograph: ABC Photo Archives/Getty ImagesIn death as he was in life, John S McCain is an American patriot and hero, regardless of what Donald Trump may think or say. As the Vietnam war raged, McCain was held for five years as a prisoner of war at the so-called Hanoi Hilton. Rather than trade on his family’s connections – his father and grandfather served as navy admirals – the young McCain elected to stay with his fellow prisoners, and was brutalized for his sense of duty and honor.While Trump’s nonstop effort to mar the late senator’s memory should surprise no one, the response of McCain’s Republican Senate colleagues to Trump’s posthumous onslaught is both telling and disgraceful. The barons of the Senate live in fear of the president and his base. When Trump told Iowans in early 2016 that he could stand on New York’s Fifth Avenue “and shoot somebody” and still not lose voters, he knew of what he spoke.Senator Lindsey Graham, McCain’s “best friend” and a naval reserve officer, is the most obvious case in point. Graham would only offer up tweeted mush in defense of his one-time “Amigo”: “As to @SenJohnMcCain and his devotion to his country: He stepped forward to risk his life for his country, served honorably under difficult circumstances, and was one of the most consequential senators in the history of the body.” We are comforted.Sign up to receive the latest US opinion pieces every weekdayLater, Graham told reporters, “I think the president’s comments about Senator McCain hurt him more than they hurt the legacy of Senator McCain. I’m going to try to continue to help the president.” We know you are.Graham continued, “My job is to represent the people of South Carolina. They want me to work with the president where I can. I’ve gotten to know the president. We have a good working relationship. I like him.” In other words, Graham is scared silly of Palmetto State Republicans.And yet politically, who can blame Graham for going full weasel?The polls tell the story, namely that embrace of Trump is a surefire way to defuse a prospective GOP primary. To illustrate, in 2017 Graham had one of the highest disapproval ratings in his home state of any senator, 40%. By January 2019, Graham’s disapproval numbers had dropped to 32%.Playing Trump’s hatchet man at the Kavanaugh confirmation clearly paid off for Graham, and with McCain lying soundly in the grave, their friendship could lie there too. Said differently, if Graham could stand idly by as Trump trashed McCain, it was a green light for others to do the same.> McSally offered up the same anodyne gruel as McConnell, heaping praise upon the late senator, without mentioning Trump’s conductTake Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader. McConnell gushed: “It was a blessing to serve alongside a rare patriot and genuine American hero in the Senate.” On the other hand, not a word about the president’s posthumous offensive.Ditto the Arizona senator Martha McSally, who filled the vacant Senate seat left by McCain. McSally offered up the same anodyne gruel as McConnell, heaping praise upon the late senator, without mentioning Trump’s conduct: “John McCain is an American hero and I am thankful for his life of service and legacy to our country and Arizona.” For the record, the names Graham, McConnell and McSally will each appear on the November 2020 ballot.By contrast, two senators who won’t be running for re-election are Georgia’s Johnny Isakson and Utah’s Mitt Romney. Isakson faces the voters in 2022, Romney is newly elected, and their distance from the ballot box showed.Isakson called Trump out by name: “The McCain family deserves better, I don’t care if he’s president of United States, owns all the real estate in New York, or is building the greatest immigration system in the world.” For good measure, Isakson later labeled Trump’s comments “deplorable”.As for Romney, he posited this rhetorical question: “I can’t understand why the president would, once again, disparage a man as exemplary as my friend John McCain: heroic, courageous, patriotic, honorable, self-effacing, self-sacrificing, empathetic, and driven by duty to family, country, and God.” No other Senate Republicans have come close to seconding Isakson or Romney.As for decorum, it didn’t make a difference in 2016, and don’t expect it to make a difference now. The bottom line is that Trump has recast the Republican party in his own image. He embodies and channels the party’s core – not McConnell in his banker’s shirts. As Trump sees it, and the Senate GOP tacitly acknowledges, without the president the GOP would probably be lost.

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 02:00:41 -0400
  • Justice Clarence Thomas breaks three-year silence in Mississippi case about racial bias in jury selection

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    The Supreme Court's senior justice, who seldom speaks during oral argument, broke a three-year silence to ask questions in a race discrimination case.

    Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:04:36 -0400
  • Seats aboard JetBlue now feature most legroom of any US airline

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    Long-legged flyers may be interested to learn that JetBlue's newest cabin redesign now features the most legroom of any US airline for economy-class cabins. 

    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:54:27 -0400
  • More Misconceptions about College

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    Now that we’ve all had a good airing of grievances about elite colleges and their attendant injustices, let’s get some perspective.While the numbers of high-school graduates heading off to college have increased in recent years, the percentages graduating with a four-year degree have not increased much. Many students, especially those who are the first in their families to attend college, drop out before receiving a degree. (They cannot drop out of student-loan payments, though.)Data from the Lumina Foundation show that among Americans aged 25–64, 52.4 percent have no more than a high-school diploma (though 15.4 percent of them attended college for a while). An additional 5.2 percent received a certificate of some kind, and 9.2 percent obtained an associate’s degree. What most people think of when you say “college” is a four-year institution. Only 21.1 percent received bachelor’s degrees, and another 12.2 percent also earned graduate degrees. Adding the last two categories brings the fraction of Americans with college or graduate degrees to just over one-third.While most of the conversation in the past week has focused on highly selective colleges such as Yale and Penn, it’s important to remember that only a small number of America’s colleges are selective. As FiveThirtyEight has reported, more than 75 percent of undergrads attend colleges that accept at least half of all applicants. The number who attend selective colleges -- i.e., schools that accept 25 percent or fewer — is just 4 percent. And the number who attend schools in the very top tier, colleges that reject 90 percent or more, can be counted on your fingers and toes. You can probably guess most of them. (Though not all. On this U.S. News list, Pomona College came in at No. 11, and the Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute came in first.) Less than 1 percent of college students attend these elite schools.Most students attend commuter schools, which tend to be community colleges. Even among those at four-year institutions, almost 25 percent attend part-time. Half of college students are also working, not getting plastered at frat parties.There’s a healthy debate in policy circles about whether our current cultural preoccupation with college for all is a good thing. Some people who are funneled toward college might be a better fit for vocational training, apprenticeships, or other life paths; and while there is no doubt about the association between college completion and higher income, there is uncertainty about the causal relationship.Rather than gnash our collective teeth about whether Jason or Jessica can get into MIT, we might want to focus on all students, those who are headed for college and those who are not. Every student in elementary and high school should be learning about the “success sequence.” The phrase was introduced by Isabel Sawhill and Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution and has lately been reinforced with a study by W. Bradford Wilcox and Wendy Wang of the Institute for Family Studies.What they’ve found is that students have it within their power to virtually guarantee a middle- or upper-class income if they follow three steps. Those three basics are 1) finish high school, 2) get a full-time job, and 3) get married before having children. Young people who follow all three steps have only a 3 percent likelihood of living in poverty when they reach young adulthood. Eighty-six percent of Millennials who put marriage first had incomes in the middle or upper third, compared with 53 percent who had children before marriage. The success sequence works for those born into poverty, too. Seventy-one percent of Millennials who grew up in the bottom third of the income distribution were in the middle or upper third by young adulthood if they followed the three steps. Among African Americans, 76 percent who followed the success sequence achieved the middle class or above, and among Hispanics, the percentage was 81 percent.With all of the emphasis on a tiny sliver of the top 1 percent of students, most young people can get the impression that they are doomed to a lesser life. In fact, avoiding a few pitfalls like dropping out of high school, having a baby out of wedlock, and failing to find employment is a ticket to success.There’s a bias among writer types to pay attention to Princeton and Columbia. But that’s not really where the action is in helping most Americans.© 2019 Creators.com

    Fri, 22 Mar 2019 06:30:41 -0400
  • Samantha Bee skewers Democratic 2020 hopefuls on late-night talk show

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    Late-night TV host Samantha Bee ripped into the growing field of Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls Wednesday night. The 'Full Frontal' host commented on everything from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's campaign slogan, to former Vice President Joe Biden not making a decision on his third potential presidential run. The TBS star also went after former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke, Sen. Cory Booker and Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:53:52 -0400
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