Mondoweiss
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Futurity
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Now wouldn't it be splendid for us to be free & equal citizens–with the power of the ballot to back our hearts, heads & hands–and we could just go into all the movements to better the conditions of the poor, the insane, the criminalWouldn't we be happy mortals thus to work with power too, Anthony muses to Hooker. I can hardly waitThe good fates though are working together to bring us into this freedom & that rapidly. Alas, not rapidly enough. Anthony died 14 years before Congress ratified the 19th Amendment in 1920, granting women finally the national right to vote. Anthony's home state, New York, had done so three years earlier. Source: University of Rochester The post Lost letters from Susan B Anthony found in old barn appeared first on Futurity .
Breitbart News
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In an open letter to Donald Trump, climate expert Dr. Duane Thresher has urged the President not to give in to his daughter Ivanka’s misguided views on global warming and her insistence that the U.S. remain in the Paris climate agreement ratified by Barack Obama last August.
The Iran Project
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MNAMembers of the Iranian Parliament have given the nod to extradition of victims between Iranian and South Korean governments. At the Parliament’s open session on Monday morning, MPs ratified the bill for the extradition treaty between governments of Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Korea. Under the terms of the bill, the extradition treaty between Iran and South Korea, consisting of a preamble and 23 articles, was passed and the permit for exchange of documents was issued. As per provisions of the bill, the treaty is required to adhere to 77th and 130th principles of Iran’s Constitution. It is worth noting that, under the treaty, extraditable offenses are those which are punishable under the laws in both States by deprivation of liberty for a period of at least one year or by a heavier penalty.
Sky News
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the Parliament and some of the negotiations will take place. Remember what deal will take place assuming we'll get one well have to be ratified by European Parliament and he says he will have more influence there than in Westminster. He was talking to us earlier on Sky News. There will be no negotiations in Westminster whatsoever. They will not be part of this process
Windows Blog
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Critical post-MVP features such as threads are being considered as well. Shared Memory & Atomics JavaScript as we know it operates in a run-to-completion single-threaded model. But with the growing complexity of web apps, there is an increasing need to fully exploit the underlying hardware and utilize multi-core parallelism to achieve better performance. The creation of Web Workers unlocked the possibility of parallelism on the web and executing JavaScript without blocking the UI thread. Communication between the UI thread and workers was initially done via cloning data and postMessage . Transferable object was later added as a welcome change to allow transferring data to another thread without the runtime and memory overhead of cloning, and the original owner forfeits its right to access the data to avoid synchronization problems. Soon to be ratified in ES2017, Shared Memory & Atomics is the new addition to the picture to further improve parallel programming on the web.
Voice Of America
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MintPress News
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Only this time, it is the Syrian refugees. The Turkish government is obviously not approaching this issue as humanely as it should. First of all, Turkey has still not ratified the convention on refugee rights, so the Syrian people are not perceived as refugees in Turkey, but just as “guests” at the moment. In the meantime, European countries are also guilty of shutting their gates against the refugees, so there is a big international crisis in there, but the Turkish government threatened Europe several times that they would unleash the refugees and open the gates and flood Europe with refugees. They have used this to manipulate European support or to get benefits from Europe. There have been talks of visa-free travel [for Turks] in exchange for keeping the refugees and accepting the refugees back in Turkey from Europe, which I believe is definitely not moral or humane.
The Iran Project
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The Iranian minister further noted that it was agreed to set up a main as well as eight ancillary committees to hold joint sessions in the next four months in a bid to organize the 21st meeting in Pakistan. 16 documents and agreements have already been signed between the two countries and the 20th meeting stressed the need for implementing them. During the same meeting, 12 documents were ratified. Rahmani Fazli also hoped that suitable steps would be taken in line with promoting bilateral relations, especially in border areas, through mutual cooperation and with giving priority to neighboring states, Pakistan in particular. The two countries have taken long strides in the fields of investment, trade and economy following the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), he said, noting that the two countriesgovernors of central banks reached an agreement a few days ago.
TIME - Top Stories
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A progressive income tax was seen as a solution. Get your history fix in one place: sign up for the weekly TIME History newsletter The 16th Amendment , which gives Congress the power to levy an income tax, was passed by Congress in 1909 and ratified in 1913. The Revenue Act of 1913 brought the income tax a narrow tax capped at 7% and this time it stuck. But, as Thorndike explains, the discourse on taxation soon changed, as tariffs ceased to be a significant source of government revenue and the income tax became a staple of government income. Income taxes had long been something that only applied to the very wealthy, but during World War II another moment of crisis, when people were more willing to pay the income tax became a mass tax that applied to the middle class as well. In the 1940s, the income tax rate went through the roof [because of World War II], and millions of people who had never paid an income tax in their lives were now paying income taxes, Thorndike says.
The Iran Project
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IRNA- Iran's Foreign Ministry’s spokesman expressed hope on Monday that Foreign Minister visit to Turkmenistan would lead to implementing the prisoners exchange between the two countries. Bahram Qassemi in the Foreign Ministry’s weekly news conference, answering a question regarding the reasons of not implementing prisoners exchange between Iran and Turkmenistan, said, The ratified bills are one thing, and implementing them within foreign relations is something else; the issue is still on the consulate table of the Foreign Ministry.' Qassemi expressed hope that Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif could solve the problem in his visit to Turkmenistan, and the complicated process which had been rather prolonged would lead to a conclusion soon. Zarif as a part of his three-day tour to three Central Asian and Caucasian countries, today arrived in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan's capital.
Sky News
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he will find a reason to have some extra time in the job. But it cannot be ratified until 2019, with the next elections, so it will be interesting to see what happens next. This is a country fairly evenly split, almost down the middle, people who want to have more powers, people who.
Washingtons Blog
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The U.S. Constitution is comprised of articles that spell out the government’s powers and the process of making amendments. It also includes the 27 amendments that exist today. The first ten amendments, ratified four years after the original text, are known as the Bill of Rights. These include the freedoms of speech, religion, and the press. Also, there are the rights to bear arms, to privacy, and to a speedy and public trial. The rejection of cruel and unusual punishment is another basic tenet of the U.S. Constitution. Unfortunately, virtually every Article and Amendment of the Constitution has been under attack since September 11, 2001. Yet very few people have risen to support or defend it. In fact, many so-called Americans have encouraged assaults on the core American values. That abuse began with the violation of Article 1 of the Constitution that rejects starting wars of aggression without having been “actually invaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay.
TIME - Top Stories
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But the question of where the dividing line should be between church and state is complicated, said the NEA's O'Brien. The Supreme Court has upheld some school voucher programs and state courts have ratified others. But in many instances challenges to voucher programs have succeeded based on state court views that their constitutions draw a different line than does the federal constitution, O'Brien said. Thirty states and the District of Columbia have some form of school choice, including vouchers, tax credits and education savings accounts, according to Ed Choice. The justices could themselves draw a line that decides the case in Missouri without saying anything more broadly about school choice. But that issue already is looming at the court in appeals from a Colorado Supreme Court ruling that blocked the nation's first county-initiated voucher program in Douglas County, Colorado.
Sky News
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every ten, 15 years. If there is a Yes vote, the president can introduce executive orders which do not have to be ratified by parliament. There won't be a Prime Minister or cabinet. He can appoint who he likes to help him run the country
Sky News
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executive orders which do not have to be ratified by parliament. There won't be a Prime Minister or cabinet. He can appoint who he likes to help him run the country. Ibrahim Kaboglu is a leading professor in constitutional law, and is deeply worried by the repercussions of the referendum
Sky News
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every ten, 15 years. If there is a Yes vote, the president can introduce executive orders which do not have to be ratified by parliament. There won't be a Prime Minister or cabinet
Sky News
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If there is a Yes vote, the president can introduce executive orders which do not have to be ratified by parliament. He can appoint who he likes to help him run the country. This man is a leading professor in constitutional law,.
Sky News
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still an attempt, which is why we do not want this every ten, 15 years. If there is a Yes vote, the president can introduce executive orders which do not have to be ratified by parliament
Deadline
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NABET -CWA members employed across the country at ABC 's news, sports and entertainment divisions have ratified a new four-year contract. The pact covers more than 2,700 broadcast technicians, news writers, producers, publicists and other support personnel working at the network and its owned television stations in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington D.C. The union did not release the vote totals. The contract was the result of more than five months...
Sky News
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If there is a yes vote, the president can introduce executive orders which do not have to be ratified by parliament. He can appoint who he likes to help him run the country. This man is a leading professor in constitutional.
Sky News
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attempt. This is why we don't want a system to faces every ten or 15 years. If there is a yes vote, the president can introduce executive orders and new laws which won't need to be ratified by parliament. That won't be a Prime Minister or cabinet and he can appoint whom he likes to help them run the country
Sky News
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We do not want the system to have to face this every ten years. -- ten, 15 years. If there is a yes vote, the president can introduce new laws which will not need to be ratified by parliament. There will.
Sky News
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If there is a yes vote, the president can introduce executive orders and new laws that will not need to be ratified by parliament. There won't be a Prime Minister or cabinet and he can appoint who he likes to help him run the country. Ibrahim Kaboglu is a leading professor of constitutional law.