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Members of Haitian community react to Trump's comments

President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from "shithole countries" after senators discussed revamping …

Donald Trump

Trump’s words can be used against him in suit to block DACA order, judge says

The federal judge who blocked President Trump from eliminating a program that protects nearly 700,000 young immigrants from deportation issued a follow-up ruling Friday saying the lawsuits challenging the president’s order can seek to prove discrimination, based on Trump’s disparaging comments …

Pakistan army chief says nation felt 'betrayed' by U.S. criticism | Reuters

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan’s army chief told a top U.S. general the nation “felt betrayed” by criticism that it was not doing enough to fight terrorism, the Pakistani military said on Friday, after U.S. President Donald Trump accused Pakistan of “lies and deceit”.<p>Pakistan's Army Chief of Staff …

National Security

Anderson Cooper chokes up while discussing Trump's 'sh--hole' comment

Anderson Cooper held back tears on CNN Thursday while addressing President Donald Trump’s “sh–hole countries” comment about Haiti and some nations in …

Here's what happens when you ask Donald Trump if he's a racist

In the wake of President Trump's comments about immigrants from "shithole" countries, reporters' gloves have come off.<p>At what should have been a …

Plan to relieve Manhattan gridlock with tolls gains momentum

NEW YORK (AP) — Bumper-to bumper, horn-honking traffic through Manhattan streets is about as New York as bagels and Broadway. A plan to ease that …

Transportation

Sadiq Khan speech disrupted by Brexit and Trump supporters

London mayor brushes off interruption by White Pendragons, describing them as ‘what some would call very stable geniuses’<p>A group of protesters backing Brexit and Donald Trump have disrupted a speech by the London mayor, Sadiq Khan.<p>Khan’s address on gender equality to the Fabian Society in central …

United Kingdom

Toronto girl 'really scared' after man cuts her hijab on street

<b>(CNN) —</b> Update: Toronto Police Services issued an update January 15 to say that, after an investigation, they have determined the incident did not occur. Read the update here.<p>Khawlah Noman was walking to her Toronto school when a man suddenly appeared behind her and cut her hijab, police said.<p>"I …

Toronto

Kentucky to add Medicaid work requirement; first state to follow Trump plan

Kentucky received the green light Friday to require many of its Medicaid recipients to work in order to receive coverage.<p>The Bluegrass State thus becomes the first state to act on the Trump administration’s unprecedented change that could affect millions of low-income people receiving …

Health Care

'I Got It Wrong,' U.S. Ambassador Says About Muslim 'No-Go Zones' In The Netherlands

The new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands has said anti-Muslim comments he made in 2015 were "just wrong," two days after a news conference when he wouldn't say the comments were factually inaccurate.<p>Pete Hoekstra, a former Republican congressman from Michigan who was appointed to the ambassador …

Europe

Fox News Hosts Are Actually Defending Trump’s ‘Sh*thole Countries’ Comment

While the rest of cable news is openly calling the president ‘racist,’ Fox News is dutifully defending his egregious remark.<p>It didn’t take long for …

Donald Trump

Oprah Beats Trump In NPR Poll, But Most Americans Don't Want Her To Run For President

Americans love Oprah Winfrey — they just don't necessarily want her to run for president.<p>In a head-to-head matchup with President Trump, Winfrey would win 50 to 39 percent, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.<p>But when asked if they <i>want</i> Winfrey to run for president, a majority (54 …

Oprah Winfrey

Why watch other people play video games? What you need to know about esports

Fans flood arenas wearing their team jerseys. They rush to events in search of players' autographs. But these "athletes" they're flocking to see, who spend hours in scrimmages honing their skills, are not football or basketball players — they're gamers.<p>Competitive video game playing, more commonly …

Gaming

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Can't Answer Reporter's Question So She Insults Her Instead

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders found herself on Thursday defending Donald Trump’s contradictory early-morning tweets regarding a …

White teacher who told black student he would be 'lynched' will not be suspended or fired

MASON, Ohio — A white teacher who told a black student his classmates would form a mob and lynch him if he didn’t focus will not be suspended or fired, according to according to the child’s mother and Mason City Schools officials.<p>The incident happened in front of the child's class in December, …

Black Students

Celine Dion's Response to Unruly Fan Rushing the Stage Is a Powerful Lesson in Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

How would you react if a drunk stranger suddenly rushed you at work? Would you run? Fight? Freak out?<p>That's the apparent situation famous singer Celine Dion had to deal with during a recent performance at Caesar's Palace. During the middle of her concert, a fan who appears to be intoxicated rushed …

Emotional Intelligence

Ethiopia will no longer allow foreigners to adopt its children

Foreigners hoping to adopt children from Africa will have to strike Ethiopia off their list.<p>The country’s parliament has pulled the plug on international adoptions by foreigners in a bid to protect children from possible abuse by their new parents. That possibility was highlighted in 2012 when, in …

Africa

Trump Administration Says States May Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said on Thursday that it would allow states to impose work requirements in Medicaid, a major policy shift that moves toward fulfilling a conservative vision for one of the nation’s largest social insurance programs for low-income people.<p>Federal officials said …

Health Care

US 'do not travel' advisory puts five Mexican states on same level as Syria

Government warns citizens to avoid Tamaulipas, Sinaloa, Colima, Michoacán and Guerrero amid high levels of crime and cartel violence<p>The US state department has warned Americans to completely avoid five Mexican states plagued by crime and drug cartel violence, putting the regions on the same level …

Mexico

Woman returns dead Christmas tree to Costco — in January

A crazy shopper returned her Christmas tree to Costco this January for a refund — because it was “dead.”<p>Bizarrely, the woman apparently managed to …

A new foe vows to take down loot crate greed

Beltway-based advocacy group sets itself against in-game gambling<p>Last year, video game makers inserted exploitative loot crate mechanisms into several high-profile products, a practice that has been compared to gambling and has outraged many. A new non-profit organization says it wants to take …

Seal calls out Oprah Winfrey for hypocrisy

Internationally renowned musician Seal trashed Oprah Winfrey on social media just days after her widely praised speech at the Golden Globe Awards on sexual misconduct in Hollywood, calling her a “part of the problem for decades.”<p>In a fiery Instagram post Wednesday, Seal republished a pair of photos …

Golden Globes

New American Girl doll is an aspiring Martian astronaut

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's a new role model encouraging girls to reach for the stars.<p>Luciana Vega is an 11-year-old Chilean-American girl who dreams of being the first person to walk on Mars. And she's American Girl's 2018 Girl of the Year.<p>Though American Girl is known for its original line of historical …

Women in Science

Sheriff Joe Arpaio on DACA: If Trump supports it, I will

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A former Arizona sheriff running for Senate -- who was once convicted for racially profiling Latinos -- said if President Donald Trump supported a bill allowing thousands of young undocumented immigrants to stay in the country, he would back the legislation as well.<p>"Well, first …

Donald Trump

Star Wars Battlefront II First Week at Retail Sales Officially a Disaster

Down Drastically Compared to 2015 Battlefront Game<p>It’s been a rough ride for EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II. Earlier this year it seemed like EA had …

'Their Brain Just Fries.' Australian Weather Is so Hot That Bats Are Boiling to Death

Australia has been roiled by a vicious heat wave this past week, with thermostats in Sydney reaching 117 degrees on Sunday, making it the city’s …

Lawmaker claims 'character makeup' makes blacks more susceptible to marijuana

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Kansas state legislator has stepped down from the chairmanship of a Kansas House committee after he said African-Americans were more susceptible to marijuana because of "their character makeup" and "their genetics."<p>Republican state Rep. Steve Alford made the remarks Saturday to a small …

Congressional Committees

The No. 1 job in America if you want high pay and work-life balance is …

Looking for high salaries, a promising future, low stress and a lot of work-life balance? Here are the jobs that deliver<p>Work can work for your …

Trump calls courts 'broken' after judge blocks DACA wind-down

President Donald Trump called the court system “broken and unfair” Wednesday after a federal judge moved to block his attempts to wind down protections for young undocumented immigrants.<p>Late Tuesday, San Francisco-based U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup ordered the administration to resume …

Immigration