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CDC given list of 'forbidden' words for budget

The words are: transgender , diversity , abortion, fetus , vulnerable , entitlement , evidence-based, and science-based - you know, the kind of terms authoritarians tend to embrace wholeheartedly. The National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention is working on ways to prevent HIV among transgender people and reduce health disparities. [Full Article...]

Mueller has thousands of Trump-transition emails

Mueller has thousands of Trump-transition emails The special counsel probing whether US President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation has unlawfully received tens of thousands of emails, a lawyer for Trump's transition alleges, according to US media. Transition officials signed agreements that warn them that materials kept on the government servers are subject to monitoring and auditing and there is no expectation of priva... [Full Article...]

PM hails soldiers who participated in 1971 Indo-Pak war

PM hails soldiers who participated in 1971 Indo-Pak war An Indian High Commission statement said reciprocal visits by Bangladeshi freedom fighters (FFs) and Indian war veterans on Victory Day started in 2005 and over 300 Bangladeshis and 150 Indians have joined celebrations in Kolkata and Dhaka respectively since then. [Full Article...]

5 killed, over dozen injured in terrorist attack on Quetta church

5 killed, over dozen injured in terrorist attack on Quetta church A second attacker fired upon worshippers during a midday service on Sunday, prompting a police operation in the area, officials told Al Jazeera. Bethel Memorial Methodist Church , located on Zarghoon Road, was targeted in the attack. Four persons were killed and over 15 people were injured after an explosion near a church in Quetta . Balochistan province, which borders Iran and Afghanistan, i... [Full Article...]

Weird film of Omarosa surfaces amid White House exit

Weird film of Omarosa surfaces amid White House exit Omarosa will leave the White House effective January 20, making it one full year as an employee of the Trump administration. Matt commented on the video's YouTube page, "I can't believe she agreed to do it but glad she did!" while viewers added, "Porn has better lines" and "This woman is nuts!" Before her resignation, Kelly had advised Manigault Newman that changes were forthcoming - ... [Full Article...]

Middle Tennessee State tops Arkansas State in Camellia Bowl

Middle Tennessee State tops Arkansas State in Camellia Bowl The first quarter of Saturday's Raycom Media Camellia Bowl featured an wonderful interception by Arkansas State's Justin Clifton . Middle Tennessee State took the lead near the middle of the first quarter and never looked back. Stockstill then swiftly gave the Blue Raiders a bigger cushion with a pair of big plays. Middle Tennessee held a special graduation ceremony for five football players ... [Full Article...]

Sydney man charged with brokering North Korea missile sales

It is the first time a person in Australia has been charged with brokering sales and discussing the supply of weapons of mass destruction. "The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has arrested a 59-year-old Sydney man for allegedly acting as an economic agent for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Government (North Korea) in Australia..." No weapons or missile componentry ever came to Aus... [Full Article...]

Much needed rain moves in this weekend, more possible next week

Much needed rain moves in this weekend, more possible next week It has been a attractive Saturday across the mountains with plenty of sunshine and high temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s. We will be mostly cloudy for a good portion of Sunday . "Rainfall totals stay under.25" and there will be a lot of dry time in between any rain . Lows will be in the low to mid-40s. After the snow, ice, sleet, hail, rain , wind and everything else that the weathe... [Full Article...]

US Vice President Pence delays visit to Israel - Knesset

US Vice President Pence delays visit to Israel - Knesset Republicans hold a 52-48 majority in the chamber and are trying to vote next week before Democrat Doug Jones, who won a special election in Alabama on Tuesday, is sworn in, which will shrink the majority by one additional vote. Pence, in an interview on the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), said he was "humbled" by the opportunity to speak to the Knesset. Arab Israeli lawmakers have also sai... [Full Article...]

Interpol cancels Red Corner notice against Zakir Naik

Interpol cancels Red Corner notice against Zakir Naik The decision was sent to the Interpol General secretariat which deleted the data from the Interpol's files in November 2017. However, the National Investigation Agency ( NIA ) said it will submit a fresh request for the same after completing requisite formalities, sources said on Saturday. [Full Article...]

Wedding bells ring for same-sex couples in Australia

Wedding bells ring for same-sex couples in Australia The lesbian couple from Sydney , Lauren Price and Amy Laker , wore white as they said "I do" at their wedding in Macarthur Park in Camden. Writing on Facebook, Equal Marriage Rights Australia said: "Australia's first legal same-sex marriage has just taken place". [Full Article...]

Copy-Police: Virginia woman mauled to death by her pit bulls

Copy-Police: Virginia woman mauled to death by her pit bulls Police say a Glen Allen , Virginia , woman was mauled to death by her two pit bulls . "It appeared the attack was a violent attack initiated by the victims' dogs while the victim was out for a walk with the dogs", Sheriff Agnew said. [Full Article...]

John Alexander's freakish joke mars Bennelong victory speech

John Alexander's freakish joke mars Bennelong victory speech It's predicted to be a close result, but preferences are likely to get the former professional tennis player turned Liberal MP over the line, the paper reports. She said Mr Turnbull had "injected himself" into the campaign by admitting it was a vote on his government. "I think the message is starting to cut through but I think we still have a lot of work to do selling that message", he said. [Full Article...]

5 injured in Pennsylvania ski lift mishap

5 injured in Pennsylvania ski lift mishap There were at least five minor injuries reported, Smail said. "We take the safety of our guests very seriously, and are saddened to learn that there were non-life threatening injuries as a result of this accident", it reads. On February 20, 2016, a mechanical malfunction at West Virginia's Timberline Resort injured several skiers after a cross-arm on one of the lift towers separated from the t... [Full Article...]

Jazz C Gobert out 3-4 weeks

Jazz C Gobert out 3-4 weeks The problem with that is Gobert is the team's best player, and they are already struggling just to be in the hunt for the eighth spot in the Western Conference. Chasing the Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans down in the standings, who are clearly more talented teams, will be a tall task without Gobert in the lineup. [Full Article...]

Pentagon spent millions to investigate UFO reports

Pentagon spent millions to investigate UFO reports The Times noted that the Defense Department had never before acknowledged the existence of the program, but officials now say it was shut down in 2012. Pentagon spokesperson Thomas Crosson told the Times the reason AATIP's funding ran out was because "there were other, higher priority issues that merited funding". [Full Article...]

Most Americans say 'Merry Christmas' and prefer Rudolph over Charlie Brown

Most Americans say 'Merry Christmas' and prefer Rudolph over Charlie Brown Yet, while Americans' commemoration of Christmas may have less of a religious component now than in the past, the share of Americans who say they celebrate Christmas in some way has hardly budged. In 2013, 59 percent of Americans said they celebrated Christmas as a religious holiday. "Likewise, 68 percent of US adults now say they believe that the wise men were guided by a star and brought gifts f... [Full Article...]

The Apprentice star Omarosa Manigault Newman resigns from Donald Trump's White House

The Apprentice star Omarosa Manigault Newman resigns from Donald Trump's White House After just under a year of serving as the White House's director of communications for the Public Liaison Office - while doing a scant amount of actual liaisoning - Manigault has left the building. UPDATE: Ryan provided more details on Manigault Newman's firing on an American Urban Radio Networks broadcast . The resulting story was headlined , "No One Knows What Omarosa Is Doing in the White ... [Full Article...]

USA unveils terror charges against NY 'subway bomber'

USA unveils terror charges against NY 'subway bomber' The device did not fully detonate, and Ullah was the only one seriously hurt in the Monday morning attack. The 27-year-old was taken into custody shortly after the improvised body-worn pipe bomb he was carrying exploded in the busy commuter hub Monday morning. [Full Article...]

Ethics panel opens inquiry into Nevada Dem over sexual harassment claims

Ethics panel opens inquiry into Nevada Dem over sexual harassment claims Kihuen, 37, a freshman Democrat elected a year ago, is the latest of a wave of elected officials who have resigned or announced retirement after women accused them of sexual harassment or sexually inappropriate behavior. Ruben Kihuen on several occasions touched her thighs and buttocks while he was a state senator, and made repeated sexual advances during the course of the 2015 legislative session... [Full Article...]


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