Wednesday January 17-th, 2018

SC Gets Extension From Federal Govt. For REAL ID Compliance SC Gets Extension From Federal Govt. For REAL ID Compliance

Starting in July 2018, the state's standard licenses - which aren't in line with the federal requirements - will be marked to indicate they are not REAL ID compliant and unacceptable for certain purposes by federal authorities. State officials have...

Trump to make first Japan visit from November 5 Trump to make first Japan visit from November 5

But Washington insists its keeping lines open with Pyongyang . Thus, the Pentagon is already concerned about the Americans residing in South Korea. During his visit, Trump will emphasize his commitment to US alliances and partnerships, attend ev...

Trump to end health care cost-sharing subsidies Trump to end health care cost-sharing subsidies

Strongly pro-life Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, was also with Trump as he signed the order. It is possible that Trump's order could lead those plans to be exempted from current federal laws requiring insurers to cover certain conditions such ...

Boy Scouts of America will allow girls for the first time ever Boy Scouts of America will allow girls for the first time ever

Surveys conducted by the Boy Scouts showed strong support for the change among parents not now connected to the Scouts, including Hispanic and Asian families that the organization has been trying to attract. It is time to make these outstanding lea...

Liberians usher in new era with high-stakes presidential vote Liberians usher in new era with high-stakes presidential vote

He described Cummings as "a great role model for young entrepreneurs in Liberia; he cares about Liberians, especially the youth; he is honest; loves Liberia; does not have "blood" on his hands; and has a plan". Charles Taylor, the warlord who ruled...

United States must act on gun control now United States must act on gun control now

There are many questions that remain about Stephen Paddock , but nearly from the first moments the shots rang out in Las Vegas, one piece of his identity was not questioned: that he was a man. That approval occurred twice during the Obama administra...

Egypt becomes second African country to qualify for the World Cup Egypt becomes second African country to qualify for the World Cup

The victory came after an nearly 30-year wait. Congrats to Salah and the whole of Egypt , thoroughly deserved. The win, though, is enough to see Egypt go to the top of Group E with 12 points from five matches. First it was in 1934, then in 199...

New fund launched to tackle mental health issues New fund launched to tackle mental health issues

Bob, who met with members of the Island Youth Mental Taskforce to hear their first hand experiences and listen to proposals for improvement of mental health services on the Isle of Wight, said he will be championing youth mental health going forw...

W/C qualifier: Georgia 0, Wales 1, Wales boosts chances of reaching Russian Federation

As Ireland take on Wales in Cardiff tomorrow, where only a win will do also, O'Neill has called on the players to reach into their subconscious and rekindle the kind of heart and determination which propelled them past the Italians on that fatefu...

Spanish Prime Minister Refuses to Rule Out Suspending Catalonia's Autonomy Spanish Prime Minister Refuses to Rule Out Suspending Catalonia's Autonomy

The police chief of Spain's Catalan region, Josep Lluis Trapero, was let go by the Spanish High Court without charge after being questioned for sedition, local media reported Friday. He said that if Catalan leaders declared independence in the comi...

The NRA's openness to limiting 'bump stocks' is too little, too late The NRA's openness to limiting 'bump stocks' is too little, too late

The bureau noted that the device was meant to help people whose hands have limited mobility and that it had no automatically functioning parts. Considering the rapid gunfire coming from the Mandalay Bay hotel, surely the Las Vegas gunman must have ...

Should Bump Stock Modifications on Guns be Allowed? Should Bump Stock Modifications on Guns be Allowed?

A bump stock adjusts the trigger to fire repeatedly, launching bullets in rapid succession that mimics an automatic rifle. For more than 12 years, Buckeye Firearms Association had worked to defend and advance the right of more than 4 million OH cit...

Mexico To Send Electricity Workers To Puerto Rico For Hurricane Relief Mexico To Send Electricity Workers To Puerto Rico For Hurricane Relief

Although the island's electricity grid was shredded by the category five storm, most of his power source remained intact. As residents in Puerto Rico continue to try and recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria , organizations locally a...

House and Senate budget measures advance tax reform House and Senate budget measures advance tax reform

Democrats argue, the Republicans are preparing to use a procedural vote to avoid filibusters by Democratic senators. "What we did differently in this go around is we spent the last four months basically working together, the Senate Finance Commit...

Could the Iran nuclear deal collapse if U.S. pulls out? Could the Iran nuclear deal collapse if U.S. pulls out?

The US must not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons. Trump could assert that the deal is no longer in the US national security interest - but how, then, to justify subsequent waivers of sanctions? He has until October 15 to make a decision, but ...

Have Argentina Mess(i'd) up? 2018 World Cup qualification on the brink Have Argentina Mess(i'd) up? 2018 World Cup qualification on the brink

Argentina had last registered a victory in a World Cup Qualifier in Quito in 2001. So what does each country looking to seal qualification have to do in the final game next week? They must beat Peru and then Ecuador in their final match to g...

Tillerson denies report he thought of resigning

Tillerson's growing isolation from the administration, and his personal anger at Trump, were chronicled in the NBC News report , in which sources described Tillerson as on the verge of quitting in July. I watch from - I mean, look, I see what's ha...

NL Wild Card Game: Diamondbacks are bringing triplemania to Major League Baseball playoffs NL Wild Card Game: Diamondbacks are bringing triplemania to Major League Baseball playoffs

Sure, Bradley hitting a triple was really fun and basically the centerpiece for the whole game, but the only reason that happened at all was because Arizona manager Torey Lovullo chose to let Bradley , a reliever, hit in the first place.

Gun control debate rekindled after Las Vegas massacre Gun control debate rekindled after Las Vegas massacre

Paddock had 23 guns in his hotel room-turned-sniper's nest at the time of the shooting, the paper reports . "The NRA believes that devices created to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to addition...

Looseness likely good sign for Chicago Cubs entering postseason

The Cubs closed the season with a 92-69 record. The Nationals are one of the league's deepest teams, winning 97 games while fighting through significant injuries all season . He also started the 2014 American League wild-card game for the Re...

F1 Title Rivals Should Be Wary Of Red Bull F1 Title Rivals Should Be Wary Of Red Bull

Max Verstappen , celebrating his 20th birthday, was third. Barely seconds gone and already Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen , and Max Verstappen were out of the race due to a crash on the first corner . Despite trailing Ferrari and Red Bull on race pace ...

Spanish court puts brakes on Catalonia parliament's secession debate Spanish court puts brakes on Catalonia parliament's secession debate

Spain's King Felipe said in a TV statement on Tuesday that Catalan authorities had acted irresponsibly and deliberately broken the law in holding the vote . CC OO and UGT, Spain's two main labor unions, will not take part. He insisted dialogue wa...

Grassley: DACA agreement must include enhanced border security Grassley: DACA agreement must include enhanced border security

Unless Congress intervenes, the cutoff date is March 5, 2018. The scramble has been intense in some places. "After a multi-week sprint by our hardworking nonprofit partners, 48 local Dreamers have submitted their DACA renewal applications, and ...

Catalan Police Chief to Be Questioned in Relation to Sedition Investigation Catalan Police Chief to Be Questioned in Relation to Sedition Investigation

June 28, 2010: The Constitutional Court strikes down parts of the charter. How the main players see it: Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy defended the police's actions, and maintains the vote is illegal. The laws governing the recent referendum were app...

Rep. Hesselbein Statement on SCOTUS Hearing Oral Arguments in Gill v. Whitford Rep. Hesselbein Statement on SCOTUS Hearing Oral Arguments in Gill v. Whitford

According a transcript from oral arguments , Wisconsin Solicitor General Misha Tseytlin defended the maps and said rejecting them would "shift districting from elected public officials to federal courts , who would decide the fate of maps based up...

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