Washington Free Beacon
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Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair candidate Raymond Buckley reflected on Monday about a phone call that he received from his niece sobbing' because Donald Trump won the election. Buckley was discussing the “Black Lives Mattermovement at the DNC Chair Candidates Forum and criticizing Republicans for attempting to change the subject on the topic when he began reflecting on the election results and the impact that it had on his twenty-year-old niece. Buckley said he and Democrats were all grieving after the election and that he only got two hours of sleep before his niece, who is African-American, called him at 6 AM. “At 6 o'clock in the morning, I was woken up. I saw that it was my niece, Taneisha, and what had not even processed in my mind when I was so upset about what the results were was how she, as a young African American twenty-year old, how she processed what happened the night before and she was sobbing so hard that I couldn't understand at first what she was saying,” Buckley said.
The Huffington Post
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Thus, there will be both change and continuity in Trump's African policies. The doomsayers may perhaps be surprised at what comes out of the Trump White House. Trump will not run the US alone. As has always been the case, American presidents must negotiate policies with Congress. African governments and citizens will hope that these negotiations yield compromises across a wide range of issues that benefit the continent into the future. Gilbert M. Khadiagala , Jan Smuts Professor of International Relations and Head of Department, University of the Witwatersrand This article was originally published on The Conversation . Read the original article . -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Daily Express - Entertainment
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OVERWATCH fans can expect new Year of the Rooster skins and lots more as part of the Chinese New Year event update, which was the subject of a leaked video.
Plymouth Herald
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Anyone convicted of a serious speeding offence will face much higher fines following an update to the sentencing guidelines for magistrates' courts.Drivers are currently subject to a speeding fine of 100 per cent of their weekly wage for the most serious cases, but new guidelines have increased the penalty limit to 150 per cent up to £1,000 - or £2,500 if the offender is caught on a motorway.The update follows calls from respondents to a consultation who said that the previous...
The Iran Project
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At least 50% of the revenues (from subsidy reforms) must be spent on the cash subsidy payments, Nobakht said earlier this month. Recent government data shows $60 billion has been paid in cash subsidies under the so-called Subsidy Reform Plan ever since the controversial scheme was launched seven years ago. The plan, launched in 2010 by former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, removed costly subsidies on food and fuel and replaced it with a monthly 455,000 rials ($11) in cash payment to almost all Iranians. Iran has a population of 80 million and the government says 77 million people receive the cash subsidies, costing the treasury almost $850 million per month. Price Hike Dispute The prospect of higher energy tariffs has been the subject of heated debate among officials and experts over the past year. Gasoline prices, in particular, led to open dispute between the government and the previous parliament.
Daily Express - Entertainment
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OVERWATCH fans can expect new Year of the Rooster skins and lots more as part of the Chinese New Year event update, which was the subject of a leaked video.
Daily Express - Entertainment
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Techradar - Reviews
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What the M10 does have, however, is Wi-Fi. This works alongside an iOS Leica-M app for iPhone and iPad users (no mention of Android yet), which offers wireless image transfer and remote camera control. That's not all. If you're shooting a subject that needs pin-point focus and compositional accuracy, there's an optional clip-on Visoflex electronic viewfinder, with a 2,400k-dot resolution and interestingly GPS built in. Build and handling Marginally but noticeably slimmer body Increased viewfinder size You can feel the slimmer body when you handle the M10, and it's a small but welcome improvement. Taking a step back, this is actually a considerable technical achievement: this is a full frame interchangeable lens camera that's no larger than its 35mm film-based ancestor. The increased viewfinder size is immediately apparent, too, and the higher magnification makes the M10 more comfortable to use.
The Sun Daily
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SINGAPORE: Traffic through the Tuas and Woodlands checkpoints is expected to build up in the week leading to the Lunar New Year and will be particularly heavy from Jan 26 to Jan 31. In a statement today, Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said about 400,000 travellers used the land checkpoints daily and this number was expected to increase to 430,000 during peak periods. It said its officers would remain watchful and vigilant as smuggling attempts continued despite the stringent checks. More than 46,000 cases of contraband items were detected at the land checkpoints in 2016 and this worked out to an average of 126 cases per day, it said. The authority has also reminded travellers not to bring in prohibited items such as firecrackers. "Controlled items such as 'bak kwa', eggs and potted plants, are subject to travellers' allowance only from approved countries," it said.
MintPress News
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20, 2017, in Washington. (AP/John Minchillo) While most demonstrators seemed unattached to specific organizations, drifting between events or trying to reach the parade route, other groups that mobilized included the #DisruptJ20 coalition and Workers World Party , whose marches merged shortly before the noontime inauguration. Blocks away, police fired pepper spray, tear gas canisters and concussion grenades at other protesters before surrounding them in groups and arresting roughly 230 people. On Saturday, federal prosecutors said most would face charges of “felony rioting.” Under D.C. law , the charge, which requiresserious bodily harm” or “property damage in excess of $5,000,” could subject “every person who willfully incited or urged others to engage in the riot” to as much as ten years’ imprisonment, as well as fines up to $25,000 each.
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Daily Mail - Home
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According to new financial documents seen by SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE, the estate was the subject of an inquiry in 2015 following an earlier inquiry in 2006.
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Voice Of America
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The next reading is scheduled for this Wednesday. Each year, about 14,000 women die in Russia at the hands of husbands or other relatives, according to a 2010 United Nations report. In his 17 years as Russia’s leader, Putin has overseen an embrace of the socially-conservative Russian Orthodox church and a rejection of many liberal ideas as an attempt by the West to impose its values on Russia. One example was a 2013 law making it illegal to promote homosexuality to children. The Church says it wants to reduce the state’s interference in family life. Marina Pisklakova-Parker, director of the Anna center, which also helps abuse victims, said last year her staff received more than 21,000 requests for help from women who said they had been subject to domestic violence. She said that if it goes unchecked, low-level domestic violence, of the kind that would be decriminalized under the amendment, often escalates into attacks causing serious injury.
Politico
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Washington Free Beacon
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Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair candidate Raymond Buckley reflected on Monday about a phone call that he received from his niece sobbing' because Donald Trump won the election. Buckley was discussing the “Black Lives Mattermovement at the DNC Chair Candidates Forum and criticizing Republicans for attempting to change the subject on the topic when he began reflecting on the election results and the impact that it had on his twenty-year-old niece. Buckley said he and Democrats were all grieving after the election and that he only got two hours of sleep before his niece, who is African-American, called him at 6 AM. “At 6 o'clock in the morning, I was woken up. I saw that it was my niece, Taneisha, and what had not even processed in my mind when I was so upset about what the results were was how she, as a young African American twenty-year old, how she processed what happened the night before and she was sobbing so hard that I couldn't understand at first what she was saying,” Buckley said.
BBC News 24
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It is good to talk to you, thank you for your insight. Thank you. After 7am, we talk about your favourite subject, you. After 7am, we talk about your an amateur football referee has had to deal with on the pitch.
The Washington Times - Hockey
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DENVER (AP) - Matt Duchene missed a game Monday night for the Colorado Avalanche against the San Jose Sharks due to illness. Duchene is the team's top goal scorer with 15 and the most consistent at winning faceoffs. He's been the subject of trade rumors as the last-place Avalanche struggle ...
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TIME - Global Spin
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May announced Sunday she will meet the newly elected U.S. president this week to hold talks on trade, NATO and security issues. She has previously said that his comments about groping women are unacceptable, yet recently signaled that she would not raise the subject during the meeting. When I sit down, I think the biggest statement that will be made about the role of women is the fact that I will be there as a female prime minister of the United Kingdom, May said, after being asked about Trumps sexism. The Prime Minister is only the second woman to hold her position and has some claims to being a feminist a former minister for women and equalities, she has promoted female colleagues , and during her time overseeing the British Home Office, or interior ministry, she pushed for measures against female genital mutilation (FGM) and to help women in abusive relationships .
Adweek
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She couldnt take a no, Uproxx TV critic Alan Sepinwall noted last year . Former (and now deceased) Celebrity Apprentice publicist Jim Dowd told PBS Frontline in 2015 that even as the shows ratings plummeted, Trump demanded he call the TV reporters at major publications and tell them, No. 1 show on television, won its time slot, and Im looking at the numbers and at that point, say Season 5, for example, we were No. 72. But when it comes to Trump lying about Celebrity Apprentice ratings, TV reporters most vividly recall his last stand on the subject: almost exactly two years ago, during his final appearance on behalf of the show at the Television Critics Associations winter press tour. During that surreal press tour session, Trump claimed the shows nearly two-year hiatus wasnt because NBC was nervous about airing the show, but because I was very busy for the last year and a half .
The Huffington Post
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Updated every Tuesday Copyright2015 RollingStory Inc. The news of Kim Jong-Il's death from Pyongyang leads to a coup in North Korea. While the hawks in the North Korean military push the Korean peninsula to the brink of an all-out nuclear war, Park, an assistant secretary at Blue House and the President's nephew in Seoul, finds himself at the very crux of international power game surrounding the peninsula. With his pregnant wife held as hostage in North Korea, Park has to play his own game of confidence and tricks - It's a showdown with a nuclear war at stake. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Pence may become the most powerful vice president in U.S. history - outstripping even Dick Cheney in influence. And while Trump has differed with the Kochs on some key issues - including trade, Social Security, and Medicare - they have always agreed on deregulation, privatization, the climate, taxes, and Obamacare. Trump's appointments suggest that he may be moving closer to the Kochs on other issues as well. One thing seems clear already: the Kochs and their big-money allies seem poised to gain more influence than ever during a presidency they once tried to prevent. Originally published at the Center for Media and Democracy's PR Watch. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.