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World Media California Becomes 'Sanctuary State' as Gov. Brown Signs Bill
Author: 0 California Becomes 'Sanctuary State' as Gov. Brown Signs Bill

The agreement allows federal agents to interview people in custody, and state and local agencies can continue to participate in joint task forces with ICE and other federal agencies. California now contains at least 35 cities that have sanctuary status, with several facing off with the federal government over Attorney General Jeff Sessions' attempts to block federal funding from sanctuary cities.

World Media Bombardier hit with new USA duties
Author: 0 Bombardier hit with new USA duties

The decision falls in line with US President Donald Trump's "America First" push and further strains the already rattled US trade relations with the United Kingdom, where the C-Series jets are made. The U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said: "The United States is committed to free, fair and reciprocal trade with Canada , but this is not our idea of a properly functioning trading relationship".

World Media Sudan calls for full normalization of ties with US
Author: 0 Sudan calls for full normalization of ties with US

Rights groups raised concerns that it would be premature to remove sanctions. In a move that completes a process begun by former President Barack Obama at the end of his tenure and which was opposed by human rights groups, President Donald Trump removed a USA trade embargo and other penalties that had effectively cut Sudan off from much of the global financial system.

World Media Over 120 IS Militants Killed In Russian Air Strikes In Syria
Author: 0 Over 120 IS Militants Killed In Russian Air Strikes In Syria

In another air strike, more than 60 mercenaries from the former Soviet Union, Tunisia, and Egypt were killed in the Euphrates Valley south of Deir Ezzor, according to AFP. "The main obstacle to completing the annihilation of ISIS in Syria seems to be not the fighting ability of the terrorists themselves but the support and dalliance with their American colleagues", the ministry's spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in his briefing on Wednesday, state news agency Itar-Tass reported .

World Media Terror plot against NYC subway, Times Square thwarted: DOJ
Author: 0 Terror plot against NYC subway, Times Square thwarted: DOJ

One man in the USA and two others in Pakistan and the Philippines are under arrest and face charges of plotting the attacks which they wanted to carry out in the name of the Daesh Takfiri group. "That's how the Paris guys did it", el Bahnasawy allegedly said when describing the plan, court documents state, referencing the November 2015 attacks in Paris, which included an attack at a concert at the Bataclan theater.

Author: 0 Weekend looking nice, and then we'll get some much-needed rain

Hurricane Nate will move northward toward the Gulf coast by Sunday morning. As the morning wears on, the clouds should break for some sunshine and only a 30 percent chance of rain during the rest of the daylight hours. High: upper 70s - near 80 degrees. High: Low-mid 70s. There will be mixed sunshine and clouds and warm temperatures in the low to mid-70s. The day's record high in Burlington is 77°, our forecast high is 80°.

Author: 0 Erdogan: Turkey backing FSA rebels in new Idlib push

HTS is not party to a deal brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran for the safe zone in the province, one of four such "de-escalation" zones across Syria. Erdogan, who was speaking his AK Party's 26th Consultation and Assessment meeting said that, "We will never allow the formation of a terror corridor along our Syrian border".

World Media Theresa May caught by prankster during nightmare speech to conference
Author: 0 Theresa May caught by prankster during nightmare speech to conference

Senior Conservative MP George Freeman, head of the Prime Minister's policy board, said of the prankster's interruption: "There should be some very serious questions, that could have been a terrorist". She also said that justice would be done for the families of those killed and injured in the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson , who goaded her in the run-up to the event with outspoken interventions on Brexit , gave May his full support in his speech on Tuesday.

World Media Bangladesh to move 800000 Rohingya into single camp
Author: 0 Bangladesh to move 800000 Rohingya into single camp

According to Bangladesh authorities, the country would be building a massive camp on a 2,000 acre land in Kutupalong of Cox's Bazar district. Rohingya Muslims are considered to be among the world's most persecuted people. "India remains deeply concerned at the situation in Rakhine state of Myanmar ". A Myanmar official tally says hundreds of people died as violence consumed remote communities, including the Rohingya.

World Media Sessions issues religious liberty guidance to federal agencies
Author: 0 Sessions issues religious liberty guidance to federal agencies

Also today, the Trump administration issued two new federal rules gutting the Affordable Care Act's mandate for employer-provided insurance plans to include coverage for contraceptives at no cost to the employee. Furthermore, the guidance says, religious freedom is more than the right to worship or believe privately. The Justice Department under Sessions and Trump has changed course significantly from the Obama administration, especially on issues of civil rights and protections for LGBT ...

World Media Hillary Clinton Slams NRA Following Las Vegas Mass Shooting
Author: 0 Hillary Clinton Slams NRA Following Las Vegas Mass Shooting

One vendor told Fox News that "it sounded like a machine gun". I don't know why bad things happen to good people, but they do in this world, and what happened in Las Vegas was awful. "It has been barely a year since what was previously the largest mass shooting in American history - the deadly attack at Pulse nightclub". Still, Congress refuses to act.

World Media 'Calm before the storm,' warns Trump on Iran, North Korea
Author: 0 'Calm before the storm,' warns Trump on Iran, North Korea

Since the Trump came into power, he desperately wants to remove the nuclear pact and get rid of the limits it imposes on the U.S. ability to exert more hostile policies against Iran . "I believe at this point in time , absent indications to the contrary, it is something the president should consider staying with". "We will continue to make sure that the deal with Iran is fully implemented by all sides", Mogherini said.

Author: 0 Saudi King Salman arrives in Russian Federation for first visit

It was a historic moment when the king of Saudi Arabia , Salman bin Abdulaziz arrived in Russian Federation with an entourage of 1500 people and a golden escalator that travels with him. Mr Putin has said the zones are vital for ending the conflict. By contrast, Saudi Arabia has been supporting the rebel groups seeking to topple Assad.

World Media USA and South Korea agree to renegotiate 'job killer' free trade pact
Author: 0 USA and South Korea agree to renegotiate 'job killer' free trade pact

A special session of discussions was held at the offices of the US Trade Representative in Washington, DC earlier this week between US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and South Korean Trade Minister Kim Hyun-chong. Speaking to reporters in Washington last week, Kim said he would press for a review before discussing amendments to the deal. Since the trade agreement went into effect, the United States goods trade deficit with South Korea more than doubled to US$27.6 billion a year ago.

World Media Brazilian Police Arrest of Olympic Chief Carlos Nuzman
Author: 0 Brazilian Police Arrest of Olympic Chief Carlos Nuzman

Therefore, the EB takes the following decision with immediate effect: "To suspend provisionally the Brazilian Olympic Committee", the IOC said. Brazil's Olympics head Carlos Nuzman has been arrested in Brazil for alleged bribery to win the bid for the 2016 Games.

World Media Iniesta Signs Lifetime Contract With Barca
Author: 0 Iniesta Signs Lifetime Contract With Barca

The Spanish club announced on Friday they had finally agreed a lifetime contract with the 33-year-old, who would otherwise have become a free agent at the end of the season. And he added: "I love this club and I will be here until my body and mind know it is time to stop. I'm thinking about having fun and continuing to have glory with this club".

World Media Russian Cybersecurity Firm Says It Is a 'Pawn' in US Conflict
Author: 0 Russian Cybersecurity Firm Says It Is a 'Pawn' in US Conflict

The data will enable the Russians to infiltrate the US networks and protect their own network from hacking. Although the many agencies in the USA government are switching away from Kaspersky software , this is the first known incident of the software being exploited to allow cyber espionage against the US.

Author: 0 NRA prohibits use of bump stocks at its own firing range

Police say Stephen Paddock , the Las Vegas shooter, had a dozen bumps stock devices in his hotel room. "The National Rifle Association is calling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law".

World Media Kachikwu has 'no comments' post-Buhari meeting
Author: 0 Kachikwu has 'no comments' post-Buhari meeting

LEADERSHIP recalls that Kachikwu, had accused the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru , of alleged insubordination, due process abuse and maleficence leading to the award of contracts worth over $25 billion.

World Media Here's What Went Down When Donald Trump Visited Las Vegas
Author: 0 Here's What Went Down When Donald Trump Visited Las Vegas

The American public is "frustrated" with the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into alleged Russian election interference, according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. A man who was shot in the leg during the Las Vegas mass shooting didn't let his injury hold him back from standing up to greet President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.

World Media Trump Administration Poised to Roll Back Federal Birth Control Coverage Mandate
Author: 0 Trump Administration Poised to Roll Back Federal Birth Control Coverage Mandate

Fatima Goss Graves, president of the National Women's Law Center , told NBC News, "By taking away women's access to no-cost birth control coverage , the rules give employers a license to discriminate against women". "As a result, our own government began threatening hardworking, patriotic Americans with crushing fines for simply seeking to live their lives according to their faith", the statement said.

World Media Death toll at Brazil day care center rises to 7
Author: 0 Death toll at Brazil day care center rises to 7

Santos, who burned himself after attack, died in hospital where he was removed. Janauba, a city of 70,000, is located some 600km north of the city of Belo Horizonte. According to reports in Brazil it is understood that six young children and one adult have been killed in a horrifying arson attack at nursery in Janauba.

World Media Jaitley chairs 22nd GST Council in Delhi
Author: 0 Jaitley chairs 22nd GST Council in Delhi

Compliance burden of medium and small taxpayers in GST being cut; eligibility of composition scheme raised to Rs 1 crore. GST Composition Scheme Limit has been enhanced to ₹1 Crore, from the existing limit of ₹75 lakhs and it will include 1% tax for traders, 2% tax for manufacturers and 5% tax for restaurants.

World Media Horner confident in Red Bull speed
Author: 0 Horner confident in Red Bull speed

When Verstappen passed Hamilton early on, we heard Hamilton on the radio talking about de-rates and we thought, "yeah he'll come back at him". As you can see in the video above, a media member tries to get Ricciardo to stop, but there's no stopping the cheeky Aussie.

World Media Nadal into quarter-finals, Peng Shuai retires at China Open
Author: 0 Nadal into quarter-finals, Peng Shuai retires at China Open

The 31-year-old broke Khachanov in the fourth game and raced to 4-1 lead to take control of the court in the first set, reports Xinhua news agency. "I'm happy about the match today". He is looking to go on and make the semi-finals for the second time. Cirstea, ranked 44th in the world, stunned Czech Pliskova 6-1, 7-5 to reach the last eight.

World Media Three US Army Green Berets killed, two wounded in Niger
Author: 0 Three US Army Green Berets killed, two wounded in Niger

The ambush took place about 120 miles north of the capital Niamey near the border of Mali, where al Qaeda-affiliated militants have launched raids, the Times reported. U.S. special forces based in Niger are also assisting local forces in their fight against Boko Haram terrorists operating out of neighboring Nigeria.

World Media Reporter who died in 2013 was overworked, NHK admits
Author: 0 Reporter who died in 2013 was overworked, NHK admits

Inspectors investigating her 2013 death from heart failure found that she had taken only two days off in the month leading up to her death and had logged 159 hours of overtime, the Guardian reports . A 2014 sleep study's poll found that Japan's workforce sleeps less than any other country. A political journalist in Japan died from overwork, her employer has revealed four years after her death.

World Media Las Vegas shooter may have used trigger crank, expert says
Author: 0 Las Vegas shooter may have used trigger crank, expert says

Bump stocks are devices that can be attached to a weapon and allow the shooter to use the power of the recoil to fire more quickly - and on Tuesday, the ATF affirmed their legality. Police form a perimeter around the road leading to the Mandalay Hotel (background) after the mass shooting. Restrictions put in place in the 1930s have significantly restricted the purchase fully automatic weapons in the United States.

World Media Attorney General Jeff Sessions Revives Bush-Era Crime Plan
Author: 0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions Revives Bush-Era Crime Plan

In a memo that BuzzFeed obtained , Sessions said that the Justice Department will no longer interpret Title VII of of the Civil Rights Act to mean that the law's protections extend to discrimination based on gender identity. "Although federal law, including Title VII , provides various protections to transgender individuals, Title VII does not prohibit discrimination based on gender identity per se ".

World Media Mike Pence: Trump-Led National Space Council Going To 'Mars And Beyond'
Author: 0 Mike Pence: Trump-Led National Space Council Going To 'Mars And Beyond'

Vice President Mike Pence is set to hold the first meeting of the National Space Council Thursday in Virginia. "We expect to come out of this meeting with a reinvigorated focus for America's space exploration goals that engages all the innovation of NASA and our partners, moves us toward national priorities, and excites people around the world", said Lightfoot.