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Mother: Chick-Fil-A kicked me out for breastfeeding


Flamm reportedly told Hornung she needed to cover herself because children were present. North Dakota law enacted in 2009 allows women to breast-feed in public if they do it "in a discreet and modest manner", though it doesn't define what that means. Read More »

Martin Luther King Jr. Day March in Seaside


The move is a departure from those of his recent predecessors, all of whom did some form of community service on the day during their presidencies, and sometimes after. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King's birthday, January 15. "I have a lot of respect for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.", he said. Read More »

Ex-CIA officer arrested for retaining classified information


Kennedy Airport in NY. When undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agents searched Lee's hotel rooms in Hawaii and Virginia, they allegedly found two small books containing classified information in the form of handwritten notes. The handwritten information inside ranged in terms of classification, but the agent said at least one page contained top secret information, "the disclosure of which could cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security of the United States". Read More »

Donald Trump: I am not a racist

Donald Trump sparked outrage after allegedly saying during a DACA meeting , that Haitians, Africans, and Salvadorans are immigrants from "crappy" countries, adding that he want's them out and prefer immigrants from Norway. Almost a year into Trump's presidency, members of Congress are still struggling to relate to the unorthodox Trump and his spontaneous, often crude remarks. Read More »

Pope in Chile expresses 'pain' and 'shame' over abuse scandal


Catholics have been upset with Francis' appointment in 2015 of Bishop Juan Barros to head the small diocese of Osorno in south-central Chile. Francis didn't refer by name to Chile's most notorious pedophile priest, the Rev. At least eight Catholic churches were attacked in Chile in the past week. Pope Francis has visited other prisons, but this was the first time on his travels as pope that he visited one just for women. Read More »

Iran says deliberate US-backed drive inside Syria would…


Representatives of the so-called Free Syrian Army are reportedly pressing Americans to revive the program that provides military aid to the militants fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad. Qasemi urged all U.S. forces to leave Syria immediately. It has about 2,000 troops on the ground in Syria. Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and a delegation of the Syrian opposition's National Renewal Movement, ... Read More »

Australia Day: Greens leader steps up campaign to change date


Senator Di Natale said Australia needed to be honest about its history and the "mass slaughter" and "genocide" that marked the early years of European settlement. "We need to own that we were invaded and atrocities occurred". "We have a day to celebrate it, it's called Australia Day, and I'm looking forward to celebrating it this year." 'Surely we can find a day that the first Australians can celebrate. Read More »

North Korea scoffs at Trump's 'nuclear button' tweet


White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders angrily tweeted an image on Saturday night, that described the alleged misquoting, with the words "Fake News ". I would - I have relationships with people. The Journal quoted Trump as then saying, "I probably have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un ". "I don't think it's going to change the agenda". Read More »

Nigeria Summons US Ambassador Over Trump's 'S***hole' Remarks


The Nigerian government has summoned US Ambassador Stuart Symington, demanding explainations of Trump's reported remarks that some migrants come from "shithole" countries , meaning some African countries and Haiti , Reuters reports citing the country's Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama who responded to the news agency's text message. Read More »

Syrian regime vows to drive US out of country


On Sunday, U.S. -led coalition spokesman Ryan Dillon announced plans to establish a 30,000-strong border security force in Syria with the SDF - a U.S. "The Washington initiative to help the SDF to set up an independent BSF means isolating huge territories along the borders of Turkey and Iraq, to the east of the Euphrates river". Read More »

Doctor backing Donald Trump to serve out full presidential term


On Tuesday, Jackson said that if Trump "had some type of mental cognitive issue, this test is sensitive enough that it would pick up on it". But Trump's exam has taken on heightened scrutiny amid questions about his mental fitness. "A president is a very special case and each president has an obligation to decide for himself what should be made public", Compton said, "and what conditions there may be that could affect or limit the way the president does his job". Read More »

United States government shutdown looms amid harsh immigration exchange

But there are perils. Republicans, on the other hand, are looking forward an increase in the military spending. Adding to the confusion over DACA's future, Trump and leaders in the US Congress are attempting to negotiate legislation to overhaul US immigration policies-which could end DACA, or shore up the status of immigrants covered by the current programme. Read More »

Trump defends self after comments: 'I'm not a racist'

When he was running for office, Trump released a glowing report from his personal physician in NY, who said Trump would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency". "But what we have to do is not let that define this moment", said Republican Senator Cory Gardner on CBS's "Face the Nation" program. Marter tweeted: "Credibility is something that's built by being consistently honest over time. Read More »

Trump declares 'I am not a racist'

A US senator who attended the gathering said the president used "vile, vulgar" language, including repeatedly using the word "shithole" when speaking about African countries. "I can't defend the indefensible", she told CNN's Jake Tapper. Durbin said "I stick with my original interpretation". Cotton said he "didn't hear" the word used "and I was sitting no further away from Donald Trump than Dick Durbin was", Cotton told CBS's "Face the Nation". Read More »

African ambassadors condemn Trump remarks as 'racist'


On a day of remembrance for Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Trump spent time at his golf course with no public events, bypassing the acts of service that his predecessor staged in honor of the civil rights leader on the holiday. "And he said them repeatedly". Maurice Watson, pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Largo, called the reported remark "dehumanising" and "ugly" and said "whoever made such a statement ... Read More »

'I'm the least racist person ever'


The comment was denied by the president, the White House and several senators who were in attendance. A confidant of Trump's told The Associated Press that the president spent Thursday evening calling friends and outside advisers to judge their reaction to his remarks. Read More »

Labour leader says party is neither in favour or against a referendum


The election of Momentum founder Jon Lansman, as well as two other leftwing candidates - Yasmine Dar and Rachel Garnham - strengthens Jeremy Corbyn's support base on the national executive committee. We have set down our lines on that which are about democratic accountability. She said: 'The result of these NEC elections is no real surprise and we extend our congratulations to those who have been elected . Read More »

Qatar jets intercept UAE planes to BIA By


The UAE's civil aviation authority GCCA has informed its Qatari counterpart entity that a second Emirati commercial airliner was intercepted by Qatari fighter jets while the aircraft was on a "regular scheduled and well-known journey". Read More »

Justice Department Appeals DACA Decision To Supreme Court


The DACA program was established by former President Barack Obama through an executive order in 2012. It does not appear that the administration will ask the justices to stay Alsup's order while they consider the appeal . The president has been vocal on the San Francisco ruling, tweeting just hours after the announcement that America's court system is "broken" and "unfair". Read More »

Schools make the call early: Another snow day Wednesday


John Berchmans and St. Joseph Catholic School will be closed, according to school websites and Facebook pages. CLOSED: Cullman Christian School will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. At 12:02 p.m., Lee County Schools announced it will be closed Wednesday and all after-school activities are canceled for Tuesday and Wednesday. Head maintenance staff will go to each building early tomorrow to make sure heat systems are working well. Read More »

Rep. Diaz Balart Remains Mum On Trump's "S***hole" Remark

South African foreign ministry officials met the US charge d'affaires and other US Embassy officials in the capital to express South African concerns about Trump's reported comments, the ministry said in a statement . The White House has not denied that he said " shithole " though Trump has already pushed back on some depictions of the meeting. The issue led to harsh recriminations from Democrats and Republicans alike, with some critics accusing Mr Trump of racism, even as ... Read More »

Alligator, Burmese python entwine on Florida golf course


Richard Nadler and some friends were playing a round of golf nearby when they spotted the pair. Nadler posted along with several photos of the pair next to a lake. "And he had all these people around him these golf carts and people walking around taking photographs". "I even turned off notifications but Im still getting notifications". Read More »

NY voters say new federal tax law will harm state's economy


At the same time, only 15 percent of NY voters said they expect the tax changes will make them better off financially. "Just as a staggering 29 percent of New Yorkers say they've been treated unfairly based on race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, a comparable and equally staggering 25 percent say they've been the victim of sexual harassment", Greenberg said. Read More »

Maryland Pastor Denounces Trump With Pence at Mass


Maurice Watson , pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Largo, delivered the sermon Sunday while Pence was visiting. "It is alleged that a hurtful, dehumanizing, visceral, guttural, ugly adjective that I can not repeat in church, was allegedly used to characterize some of the nations of Africa ", Watson said, according to ABC News. Read More »

White House Press Secretary, CNN Reporter Battle Over Trump's TV Habits


Sanders told reporters on Wednesday night the White House wanted Congress to reauthorize a section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act. During an Oval Office meeting on Thursday, Trump questioned why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "s***hole countries" in Africa as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation. Read More »

More snow expected Wednesday


Meanwhile, the system hit Shreveport Tuesday morning and has dropped 2 inches of snow already, according to The Weather Channel. Overnight lows both Tuesday and Wednesday will be in the low to mid teens and wind chill values Tuesday night will be as cold as -10°. Read More »

Gas prices increase in Meadville, statewide


Gas prices this winter season have not declined like they have in the past, according to Patrick DeHaan, the head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy . In Florida, the most expensive average gas price was $2.62 in the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton area. Prices typically are lower in the winter months due to less demand as people travel less. Read More »

Dick Durbin is Intentionally Trying to Scuttle DACA Talks


Durbin has claimed Trump used an expletive when talking about African countries at a meeting last week. David Perdue went on ABC's "This Week" to call reports that Trump used vile language in the meeting a "gross misrepresentation". "Durbin has said repeatedly", Sen. Perdue accused Durbin of spreading false information about the meeting. Maurice Watson, pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Largo, called the reported remark "dehumanizing" and "ugly" and said "whoever made such a ... Read More »

Trump, in call to Xi, expresses disappointment over trade deficit increase


US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping discussed North Korea and trade over the phone on Tuesday, according to Chinese state media and the White House. Beijing is Pyongyang's closest trading partner. Both leaders expressed hope that the negotiations "might prompt a change in North Korea's destructive behavior", the White House said. Read More »