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Feds moves in to clean up Dakota Access protest camp; thorny skate will not be on endangered list

North Dakota<p>Feds move in to clean Dakota pipeline camp<p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has moved into the evacuated Dakota Access pipeline protest camp to finish the cleanup started weeks ago by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.<p>A Florida-based company has been hired to provide trash removal and …

Protest

Santa Cruz Police Accuse Homeland Security Of Lying To Cover Up Immigrant Sweep

"We cannot work with those we cannot trust," the police chief said.<p>Law enforcement officials in California have accused federal agents of using a gang investigation as a cover for detaining undocumented immigrants.<p>“I want to underscore that we would never have participated or cooperated in this …

Immigration

Calls for Trump to be replaced by Alec Baldwin after boycotting White House press dinner

"I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!", Trump wrote on Twitter.<p>Traditionally US presidents are guests of honour at the event and are subject to mockery during a "roast" by an invited …

The White House

Taliban leader urges Afghans to plant more trees

<b>The leader of the Taliban in Afghanistan, Hibatullah Akhundzada, has urged Afghans to plant more trees.</b><p>In a statement, he called on civilians and fighters to "plant one or several fruit or non-fruit trees for the beautification of Earth and the benefit of almighty Allah's creations".<p>Afghanistan has …

South Koreans take to the streets to protest Park presidency

Hundreds of thousands of demonstraters took to the streets in Seoul as part of a candlelit rally to demand the resignation of President Park Geun-hye.<p>The rally was largely peaceful, with songs and speeches amid angry calls for her to step down.<p>The leader, who was impeached by parliament in December …

Rodrigo Duterte’s next target: 9-year-old children

MANILA — Once, when Rodrigo Duterte got to talking about his anti-drug campaign, he mused about murdering his children. If his son used drugs, he said in April, he would kill him himself.<p>But seven months and about 7,000 deaths into his self-proclaimed “drug war,” the Philippine president’s children …

Asia Pacific

Canada PM Trudeau pressured to tackle influx of asylum seekers over US border

Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, is facing growing political pressure to address the steady stream of asylum seekers who have been braving freezing temperatures, fields of waist-deep snow and icy ditches to cross into Canada from the US by foot.<p>Recent months have seen a growing number of …

Canada

LGBTQ Advocates Fear 'Religious Freedom' Bills Moving Forward In States

There are renewed efforts at the state level to pass so-called religious freedom bills. LGBTQ rights advocates believe that's because local lawmakers are anticipating support from the Trump administration.<p>In Alabama, there's a bill that allows adoption agencies that are religiously affiliated to …

LGBTQI

French historian Henry Rousso nearly deported from US

<b>A French historian on his way to a conference in Texas was detained for 10 hours by US border officials and threatened with deportation.</b><p>Officials at Texas A&M University said Henry Rousso was going to be returned to Paris as an illegal alien "due to a visa misunderstanding".<p>The university stopped …

S. Carolina law makes it tough to lower Confederate flags

WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) — In the aftermath of the racially motivated Charleston church slayings in 2015, the Confederate flag was removed from the South …

South Carolina

Rudaw TV Journalist Shifa Gardi Killed by Roadside Bomb

A TV journalist covering the battle to retake Mosul from occupying ISIS fighters was killed by a roadside bomb Saturday, Rudaw TV said.<p>Shifa Gardi, 30, was killed and her cameraman was injured, the Kurdish media organization said in a statement. It's the first recorded killing of a journalist in …

Middle East

Israeli intelligence minister says Trump created a new path to peace

JERUSALEM — Israeli Minister of Intelligence Israel Katz is known as a political bulldozer. It’s a label he is proud of and a trait, he believes, could bring about peace with the Palestinians.<p>Albeit in a roundabout way.<p>Katz’s plan, which he says has been adopted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin …

Israel

Trump's Rise Jumbles Partisan Views of Free Trade

Donald Trump ran for president on a promise to reshape America's economic relationship with nations around the globe.<p>In the process, he has upended partisan views of free trade and exposed a looming split in the Republican Party.<p>A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that the share of …

United States

Congress returns, with health care, Supreme Court on agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help …

Mitch McConnell

Trump condemns anonymous sources as staff demands anonymity

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has unloaded on the news media for using anonymous sources — just hours after members of his own staff …

Donald Trump

Whose news is fake? Here's the latest in Trump's war with the press

Every president since 1981 has attended the annual White House Correspondents' Assn. dinner.<p>That year, President Reagan missed out. The reason? He needed to recover after a would-be assassin fired a bullet into his chest a few weeks earlier.<p>On Saturday, President Trump announced he will not be …

Donald Trump