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Voice Of America
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Signaling a new era in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump takes the reins of power with the intent to undo much of his predecessor's legacy. He vowed to act on behalf of "forgotten" Americans, in a speech that sounded the themes of last year's election campaign. VOA's National correspondent Jim Malone looks at the transfer of power from Barack Obama to Trump, and what it means.
Western Daily Press
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Country singing legend Kris Kristofferson has been confirmed as the next act that will be tipping up at Worthy Farm to play the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival in June.The 80-year-old has 17 albums to draw from when he puts his set list together and he will almost certainly play his huge hits, Me and Bobby McGee, For The Good Times and Sunday Mornin Comin' Down.Kris continues a trend of late for Glastonbury Festival to schedule ageing stars that are still at the top of their game.As you...
Informed Comment
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It means that retail workers on zero-hours contracts selling clothes made by Bangladeshi sweatshop workers need to recognise their common interests and mobilise to act together. Political entrepreneurs such as Trump have blurred the traditional differences between left-wing and right-wing concerns by offering a bulwark to the effects of change in an increasingly complex world. They have singled out migrants and minorities as the physical embodiment of the problem. The left’s big failure is not to explain or even perhaps understand why this is the wrong answer. There is no reason why it could not make Trump’s inauguration a line in the sand. Sayantan Ghosal , Professor of Economics, University of Glasgow This article was originally published on The Conversation . Read the original article . Related video added by Juan Cole: WEBN TV Boston: Protestors take Trump International Hotel in DC
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Mustafa Habib | (Baghdad) | (Niqash.org) | The volunteer militias formed to fight the Islamic State group are now policing Baghdad’s neighbourhoods. But as they do, they compete with the real police, ignore the real laws and often act more like a mafia. Recently Baghdad local Jafar al-Aboudi’s son got into a fight with his neighbour at a local café. Al-Aboudi’s son ended up breaking the arm of the boy next door. After the incident the injured boy’s father appeared to be on the brink of going to settle the matter using tribal law. This would have meant that tribal elders in the area were approached and they would decide how much reparation – known as diyeh, in Arabic was needed to see justice done. Often this involves the perpetrator of the crime paying money to the victim. Members of the Saraya al-Khorasani militia on Baghdad streets.
The Sun Daily
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Groups of Trump supporters passed by the protests on the way to hail their hero, and some insults were thrown, but the two sides kept largely apart. One sign showing a smiling image of Russian President Vladimir Putin read: "Putin's pick is nyet my president." A 27-year-old financial worker from Tampa Bay in Florida, who did not want to give his name for fear of retaliation by his employer, said he was fearful for the future. "There is nothing to hope for except for grassroots efforts to oppose him," he told AFP. Protesters said they feared Trump would be an extremist president, taking a hardline approach on everything from immigration to gutting public services. "It's a sad day to be an American," said 26-year-old Washington resident Colin Hernandez. Public interest lawyer Renee Steinhagen, 61, came down from New York to join the protests. "This is a simple act of resistance.
The Sun Daily
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It commands government offices to grant all possible exemptions to limit the "economic and regulatory burden" of the Affordable Care Act, as a prelude to a full repeal. As the day's ceremonial rituals drew to a close, Trump and his wife Melania stepped out – the first lady stunning in an off-the-shoulder ivory gown – to lead the dance at one of the string of glitzy inaugural balls being held across the capital. The pair slow-danced in a close embrace to a version of Frank Sinatra's "My Way," before they were joined by Vice-president Mike Pence and his wife Karen, and both families' children. "Well, we did it," Trump told the revelers. "We won. And today, we had a great day." "This was a movement. And now the work begins." Power to the people During his inaugural address, Trump vowed that his presidency would usher in a new political era. "We are transferring power from Washington, DC, and giving it back to you, the people," he said.
Forbes
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During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump promised to begin repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act on Day One of his presidency. Within hours of his inauguration, he put a small down payment on that promise.
Collective Evolution
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It seems taboo when a government official goes against the word of their country, and yet every time it happens, people tend to agree that the truth must come out to promote a better world. Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has chosen to go against the corporate media's narrative by accusing the United States of funding and arming terror groups al-Qaeda and ISIS. This past December, Gabbard introduced the Stop Arming Terrorists Act, the terms of which her website outlines succinctly: The legislation would prohibit the U.S. government from using American taxpayer dollars to provide funding, weapons, training, and intelligence support to groups like the Levant Front, Fursan al Ha and other allies of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, al-Qaeda and ISIS, or to countries who are providing direct or indirect support to those same groups. And Gabbard herself was quoted as saying that the CIA has also been funneling weapons and money through Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and others who provide direct and indirect support to groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda.
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The case is being probed under Section 31(1) of the Child Act 2001.
Politico
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The pomp and circumstance ended in pandemonium in the White House briefing room. President Donald Trump’s staff teased the press all afternoon on Friday about whether Trump would sign executive orders. “A possibility,” said Press Secretary Sean Spicer. “Potentially,” said strategic communications director Hope Hicks. “Dont start drinking yet,” said deputy Communications director Raj Shah. The back-and-forth ended with Trump signing an executive order allowing federal agencies to disregard provisions of the Affordable Care Act. In the hours leading up to Trump's signing, Spicer emerged repeatedly, without warning, to address the press in the briefing room, prompting reporters to run through the corridor and push each other out of the way. He announced, at first, that Trump would sign two executive orders. Then he announced there’d be three actions – and in the end, only one of them was actually an executive order.
Politico
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The requirement that employers provide coverage to their workers or face a penalty has never been enforced, so that wouldnt really be a change in policy. The tax penalties for individuals were deemed necessary to convince otherwise healthy Americans to get insurance, but experts believe the fines have been too weak to be effective. The order says Cabinet heads shall exercise all authority and discretion available to them to waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay any provision in the Affordable Care Act that would impose a cost, fee, tax, penalty or regulatory burden. The order also directs the agencies to provide relief to the states, which could be a nod toward expanding an Obamacare waiver program that would give states more freedom to implement the health law. Trump has yet to detail how he would fulfill his promise to replace the health care law and replace it with a coverage scheme that's cheaper and increases access to insurance.
Daily Mail - Australia
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Politico
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ABC News - United States
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An explosive device with a propane tank has blown up near a police cruiser in Boston in what appears to be a deliberate act
TIME - Top Stories
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A number of supporters of President Trump at his inauguration embraced two big ideas his predecessor championed, even as they harshly criticized former President Obama. In interviews on the National Mall, many Trump backers favored allowing undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children to stay and creating a more accessible health care system. That didn't mean they liked how Obama handled either policy. Employee benefits consultant Debbie Shultz, for one, was not a fan of the Affordable Care Act, which she thought was not well-designed. It was a disaster, she said. If you're gonna have a mandate, it has to be enforceable, she said. Her friend and employee Geoff Rowson, 30, agreed. If we as a society say that health care is a right, then Obamacare is on the right path, he said. It just needs to be fixed.
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The Huffington Post
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But it said, hey, there are votes here. MUHAMMAD: Barry Goldwater rose to power in 1964, absolutely rejecting the federal government's responsibility in what was then fast becoming the Civil Rights Act of '64 That essentially said the federal government has no right to make white people of the South like black people, and that if the federal government pushed too hard in enforcing such things, it was unconstitutional. That spirit, that rejection of the possibility for civil rights, is exactly what has crystallized in Donald Trump's support on the right, because Obama essentially was perceived to have gotten through an electoral process that was rigged from the beginning. That these illegitimate voters came to the polls -- and, you know, all of them black or brown or yellow, but none of them really white folks, and that's true. A majority of whites voted against Obama in 2008 and an even greater majority of whites voted against him in 2012.
Voice Of America
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" The government and experts said Friday that the militants had destroyed parts of the second-century Roman amphitheater in their latest attack on world heritage, an act the U.N. cultural agency called a "war crime."
TIME - Top Stories
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On the Senate floor members slapped one another on the back. Schumer, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Cornyn spoke quietly. Democrats voted with Republicans to confirm two Cabinet members, Mattis as defense secretary and Gen. John Kelly as Homeland Security secretary. Theres no bristling and theres no tantrums, said Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi shortly after the luncheon with Trump. Were going to be just fine. Cousin Chuck is going to be all right by 7:30 tonight. Democrats and Republicans are gearing up for a bloody fight over the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Republicans have vowed to kill the law but have not agreed on how to do it without causing chaos in the insurance markets, while Democrats are warning Republicans not to repeal former President Obama's signature legislation.
NPR
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The new White House took action on four measures Friday night, notably on the Affordable Care Act and regulations. The White House did not immediately make it clear what exactly was signed.