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The 24 National Monuments Threatened by Trump’s Order

27 April 2017

President Donald Trump may not have many legislative accomplishments under his belt after nearly 100 days in the Oval Office, but his often-disputed series of executive orders stands to fundamentally transform the domestic policies of the United States—and its landscape—for years to come. His latest executive order throws the country’s largest national monuments into a [...]

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In Orlando, Fla., Michelle Obama talks about goals, avoids Trump

27 April 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. — Former first lady Michelle Obama made no mention of the man who replaced her husband as president during her first post-White House speaking engagement Thursday in Orlando and appeared to rule out seeking office in the future. “It’s all well and good until you start running, and then the knives come out,” [...]

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Macron takes on Le Pen at Whirlpool tumble dryer plant, wins spin cycle

27 April 2017

After a slow start, particularly for centrist political neophyte Emmanuel Macron, France’s finalist duel for the presidency began in earnest Wednesday on a tumble dryer factory’s parking lot in Amiens, northern France. There, outside the troubled Whirlpool plant in France’s northern industrial belt, National Front candidate Marine Le Pen looked to school her rival – [...]

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Hezbollah: Israeli strike likely cause of Damascus explosion

27 April 2017

Damascus (dpa) – Heavy explosions heard early Thursday on the outskirts of Damascus International Airport were likely an Israeli airstrike, according to Hezbollah’s flagship media outlet. Large plumes of black smoke were seen rising from the facility, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Videos uploaded to social media showed similar scenes. Israeli Intelligence [...]

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Trump gives ‘dirty war’ records to Argentina’s leader

27 April 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday handed over to Argentine President Mauricio Macri a trove of declassified documents from the South American nation’s military-led “dirty war.” The documents contain hundreds of pages of presidential notes, CIA memos, FBI reports and other records that in many cases chronicle human rights atrocities committed by Argentine military [...]

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Trump order could open California coast, Arctic to new oil and gas drilling

27 April 2017

President Donald Trump on Friday is expected to sign an executive order that could open large parts of the Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic oceans to new oil and gas drilling, a prospect that elicited a fierce backlash in California and elsewhere even before details of the order were clear. The move, which is certain to [...]

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Senate confirms Alexander Acosta as labor secretary

27 April 2017

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted to confirm Alexander Acosta as labor secretary Thursday, elevating the Florida law school dean and former U.S. attorney for Florida’s southern district to fill one of the last of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet-level vacancies. The 60-38vote largely fell along party lines, though eight Democrats — including Sens. Bill Nelson of [...]

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Swedish deputy PM equates Israeli and Palestinian incitement

27 April 2017

Isabella Lövin also says UNRWA ‘quickly and reliably deals with alleged cases of violent extremism and anti-Semitism’ By Raphael Ahren Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin speaking in parliament at a debate about Stockholm’s assistance to Ramallah, March 4, 2016 (Screen grab YouTube) Sweden’s deputy prime minister this week equated Israeli and Palestinian [...]

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Congressman: Trump likely to move embassy during Israel trip

27 April 2017

President Donald Trump is likely to use his upcoming trip to Israel to announce the relocation of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a senior Republican official said Thursday. On Wednesday it was reported that President Trump is planning a trip to Israel, his first ever to the Jewish state, and is in [...]

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Congressional Israel Victory Caucus’ launch by Republicans reinforces support for Israel

27 April 2017

Republicans fortified their growing bond with Israel by launching Thursday the Congressional Israel Victory Caucus, a coalition aimed at promoting widespread recognition of the Jewish state’s right to exist as a predicate to peace. “We founded this caucus primarily on one single irrefutable principle, and that is first and foremost, Israel has a fundamental right [...]

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Lebanese man arrested after crossing into northern Israel

27 April 2017

Security forces questioning suspect, who reportedly says he wanted to live in the Jewish state By Alexander Fulbright View of Lebanon as seen from the Israeli side of the border near Rosh Hanikra, in northwestern Israel, November 10, 2016 (Doron Horowitz/Flash90) A Lebanese man was arrested in northern Israel on Thursday after illegally crossing the [...]

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Anti-Semitic UK student leader ousted

27 April 2017

The controversial president of the United Kingdom’s student union umbrella organization on Wednesday lost her bid to be reelected, Haaretz reported. Malia Bouattia, the outgoing president of the National Union of Students (NUS), was found guilty of misconduct after a 2015 internal investigation into anti-Semitic comments she made during a speech. In the past, Bouattia [...]

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Report: Trump to arrive in Israel May 22

27 April 2017

President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to visit Israel on May 22nd, his first trip to the Jewish state. According to a report Thursday afternoon by a Walla News correspondent, the president is planning a one-night stay in Israel, returning to the US on May 23rd. An Israeli source told Walla that President Trump would [...]

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Bennett wins Jewish Home primaries

27 April 2017

Education Minister Naftali Bennett on Thursday evening won the primaries of the leadership of the Jewish Home party, and will continue to head the party over the next several years. Bennett won 80.3% of the votes. 15,701 out of 30,734 (50.67%) of the members of the Jewish Home party exercised their right to vote in [...]

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