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Environmentalists preparing to battle Trump, GOP in court

CHICAGO (AP) — The night before Donald Trump's inauguration, five environmental lawyers filed a federal court brief defending an Obama administration …

Pesticides

Four federal judges issue orders blocking parts of Trump’s executive order on immigration

By Orin Kerr<p>Contributor, The Volokh Conspiracy<p>President Trump issued an executive order late Friday afternoon that, as the New York Times summarizes, “suspended entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely, and blocked entry into the United States for …

Immigration

PM Trudeau says Canada welcomes refugees

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a message for refugees rejected by U.S. President Donald Trump: Canada will welcome you.<p>He …

Canada

House Republicans and Democrats Represent Divergent Americas

An Atlantic analysis finds that congressional districts’ racial makeup, and their residents’ level of education, largely determines which party represents them in the House.<p>Across lines of race, education, age, and geography, Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives increasingly …

Republicans

Trump's Executive Order On Ethics Pulls Word For Word From Obama, Clinton

<b>Updated 9:30 a.m., Jan. 29</b><p>In signing an executive order imposing tough ethics standards on executive branch employees, President Trump followed a path laid by the two Democratic presidents who preceded him, almost word for word.<p>"This is a five-year lobbying ban," Trump said at the ceremony where he …

Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn march against migrants in Athens

Supporters of the far-right Golden Dawn have taken to the streets of the Greek capital, Athens, in an anti-immigration protest.<p>Marchers expressed fury at the number of migrants remaining in Greece since the closure of the Balkan route into Europe.<p>Golden Dawn parliamentarian Ilias Panagiotaros likes …

This Tiny Submarine Cruises Inside A Stomach To Deliver Drugs

A tiny self-propelled drug-delivery device might someday make taking antibiotics safer and more efficient. Think of it as a tiny submarine scooting around inside your stomach, fueled by the acid there.<p>Oral antibiotics are commonly prescribed life-saving drugs. Once an antibiotic is swallowed, it …

Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Could Hear Case Affecting Trump Golf Courses

Donald Trump is not only the U.S. president; he's also a golf industry giant. And like other golf course operators, he has a stake in the legal wrangling over a new environmental rule that could dent industry profits.<p>Here's where Trump is different from his peers: He gets to name the head of the …

Children held in Iraq over suspected Isis links 'say they were tortured'

Human Rights Watch says boys detained in Kurdistan region said they had been beaten, burned and given electric shocks<p>Children detained by Iraq’s Kurdistan regional government on suspicion of connections to Islamic State say they were tortured, according to a report from an international human …

Human Rights

Iran and Iraq mull reciprocal ban for US travelers after Donald Trump order

Some Iraqi leaders have gone as far to call for the expulsion of all US nationals. Iran will implement a travel ban on US citizens but unlike Trump's …

Israel’s Netanyahu applauds Trump’s plan for wall; Mexico not pleased

By William Booth<p>, Bureau chief<p>JERUSALEM — On Saturday evening, Israel's prime minister tweeted his praise of President Trump's decision to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.<p>“President Trump is right,” Benjamin Netanyahu wrote. “I built a wall along Israel's southern border. It stopped …

White House discussing asking foreign visitors for social media info and cell phone contacts

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Amid the chaos and confusion of President Donald Trump's new executive order on immigration and refugees, sources tell CNN that White House policy director Stephen Miller spoke with officials of the State Department, Customs and Border Patrol, Department of Homeland Security and …

Social Media

Trump state visit: Downing Street rejects cancellation calls

<b>Downing Street has rejected calls to cancel President Donald Trump's proposed state visit to the UK after a US clampdown on immigration.</b><p>A source said a rejection would be a "populist gesture", adding that the invitation had been accepted and scrapping it would "undo everything".<p>Labour leader Jeremy …

Donald Trump

For years doctors wrongly diagnosed these strange episodes as panic attacks

By Katherine Arcement<p>, Digital producer<p>Rachel Schneider was 13 years old when it happened the first time. She and a few other children had been singing prayers at her Hebrew school when suddenly Schneider felt that something inside her head had gone wrong and that she wasn’t there. Her father …

Autism

Corbyn warns shadow cabinet on Brexit vote rebellion

<b>Jeremy Corbyn has warned shadow cabinet ministers not to expect to stay in their jobs if they vote against starting the process of leaving the EU.</b><p>The Labour leader told ITV it was "impossible" for members of his top team to remain in place if they rebelled against a three-line whip.<p>Shadow Welsh …

Labour Party

Flynn's son says 'Muslim ban' is 'necessary'

The son of the national security adviser celebrated the move on Twitter even as the administration rejected the label.<p>The national security adviser's son took to Twitter on Saturday to defend President Donald Trump's controversial refugee order, twice referring to it as a "Muslim ban" and calling …

Your life really does flash before your eyes before you die, study suggests

Your life really does flash before your eyes when you die, a study suggests - with the parts of the brain that store memories last to be affected as other functions fail.<p>Research on those who have had "near death" experiences suggests that the phenomenon rarely involves flashbacks in chronological …

Kaine casts Trump officials as Holocaust deniers

Sen. Tim Kaine on Sunday said it was "not a coincidence" that the White House imposed a "religious test" on Muslims as part of President Donald Trump's immigration ban and omitted references to Jews in a Holocaust remembrance statement on the same day.<p>In an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press," …

Donald Trump

Senate Democrats vow legislation to block Trump’s travel ban

By Ed O'Keefe<p>, Reporter<p>Democrats vowed Sunday to introduce legislation to reverse President Trump’s orders implementing a travel ban from certain countries, with at least one senator saying the moves should lead to slower consideration of the president’s top Cabinet nominees.<p>“These orders go …

Donald Trump

Trayvon Martin's parents, five years after his shooting, weigh political bids

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Trayvon Martin's parents aren't convinced much progress has been made on racial justice since the Florida teenager was killed five years ago in a shooting that helped fuel the Black Lives Matter movement, but they say at least his death reignited a national conversation about …

Trayvon Martin

Barcelona marches to curb negative effects of tourism boom

Community groups join forces to protest over soaring level of rents fuelled by a big rise in visitor numbers<p>Behind banners reading “Barcelona is not for sale” and “We will not be driven out”, some 2,000 people staged an “occupation” of the Rambla, the city’s famed boulevard, on Saturday.<p>The protest …

Barcelona

Chinese New Year: workers travel home for the final time, as China's big cities no long offer economic prosperity

After giving up on transforming his fortunes in one of China’s modern cities, Zhang Zhihao has returned for good to the grimy, rural village he calls home for this week’s Lunar New Year.<p>He is among thousands leaving the country's major cities for the final time, as a slowing economy leaves little …

Dispatches Of Discontent: Protesters Of Immigration Ban Take To The Streets

<b>Updated at 6:55 p.m. ET</b><p>They began Saturday as a series of pop-up demonstrations outside several major airports. But by Sunday, the protests against President Trump's temporary immigration freeze had leapt from those airports to squares and plazas in cities across the U.S.<p>Outside the White House, in …

Resistance to Trump's travel ban mounts

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump enters the second week of his presidency facing a growing political backlash -- with protesters in the streets, lawsuits mounting and his own party fracturing over his executive order banning travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority …

Immigration

Writer Plus (Write On the Go)

Writer Plus is a handy writer app allowing creative writers to jot down quick points.<p>Writer Plus is the enhanced version of James McMinnin's Writer …

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