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HUD looks to remove anti-discrimination language from mission statement

HUD looks to remove anti-discrimination language from mission statement The agency's new statement reads: " HUD's mission is to ensure Americans have access to fair, affordable housing and opportunities to achieve self-sufficiency, thereby strengthening our communities and nation ". In a letter to Carson on Wednesday, the president of the National Urban League called the change "drastic" and warned Carson that the move "should not be made lightly". [Full Article...]

Rohr Fulfils Promise, Invites New Players For Friendlies

Rohr Fulfils Promise, Invites New Players For Friendlies Joel Obi has been recalled to the Nigeria squad for the first time in nearly four years after being named on Wednesday, along with three uncapped players, for World Cup warm-up friendlies against Poland and Serbia this month. Russia-based Brian Idowu, who scored against Argentina on his debut in a friendly in Krasnodar in November, has also got another call-up. Others invited are defenders Abd... [Full Article...]

Fugitive Dawood's aide Farooq Takla arrested, deported from Dubai

Fugitive Dawood's aide Farooq Takla arrested, deported from Dubai Takla, against whom a Red Corner Notice was issued in 1995, fled the country soon after 13 blasts rocked the Mumbai city in 1993. Takla, who has been managing the operation of Dawood's worldwide crime syndicate in Dubai, is wanted in several cases, including murder, extortion and kidnapping for ransom. [Full Article...]

Indian Drone Shot Down: Pakistan Army

Indian Drone Shot Down: Pakistan Army He said the Indian Army effectively retaliated. "So far no injury or damage was reported in exchange of firing", said the police sources. Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing in the Sunderbani sector along the Line of. [Full Article...]

NYC's nightlife mayor, the first ever, is Ariel Palitz

NYC's nightlife mayor, the first ever, is Ariel Palitz The position is created to facilitate communication and provide a point of contact between city agencies, communities, and New York's vibrant nightlife industry. Soon she was producing the "Soulution Spontaneous Groove Open Jam" - a night of hip-hop, spoken word, gospel, rock and drag - at clubs like Nation, SOB's and the Tunnel. [Full Article...]

Amended child marriage bill approved in committee

Amended child marriage bill approved in committee It did so despite a roomful of teachers crying "Shame on you!" and "Vote them out!" while other teachers, retirees and state employees lined the hallways outside and packed an overflow room in the Capitol Annex. A bill died in committee Monday that would've allowed courts to temporarily take away firearms from people who post an extreme risk - legislation introduced just after the Parkland , Fl... [Full Article...]

Sunny, breezy start to workweek in store, snow coming Tuesday night

Sunny, breezy start to workweek in store, snow coming Tuesday night Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high near 63. Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. Northeast wind 10 to 15 miles per hour. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 21. South wind around 15 miles per hour. Sunny, with a high near 42. About two dozen school districts and individual schools, mostly in southwestern Wisconsin are closing early Monday afternoon, in a... [Full Article...]

Democrats hoping strong turnout spurs them in deep-red Texas

Democrats hoping strong turnout spurs them in deep-red Texas Cruz easily won 85% of the Republican vote, while O'Rourke secured his party's nomination with about 62% of the Democratic vote . Adrienne Bell (TX-14), an educator and longtime Democratic campaigner, and Linsey Fagan (TX-26), a single mother and entrepreneur, both won with more than 50 percent and face no run-off. [Full Article...]

México y Canadá podrían exentar aranceles de Trump

México y Canadá podrían exentar aranceles de Trump Republicanos en el Congreso y grupos industriales están pidiendo al presidente que se retracte de su plan, pero Trump parece no retractarse. En tanto, el secretario del Tesoro, Steven Mnuchin, expresó que el gobierno definitivamente va a recurrir a los aranceles parejos que Trump busca, de 25 por ciento a las importaciones de acero y de 10 por ciento al aluminio . [Full Article...]

Florida legislators split on whether to allow armed teachers in schools

Florida legislators split on whether to allow armed teachers in schools Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visited Stoneman Douglas on the first full day of classes since the shooting , while the accused gunman, Nikolas Cruz, was indicted on 17 counts of murder. The House vote came after almost seven hours of debate, during which the Republican majority defeated each Democratic-sponsored amendment to the bill. [Full Article...]

Treacherous conditions expected this evening as nor'easter pummels Northeast

Treacherous conditions expected this evening as nor'easter pummels Northeast It started brewing last week, and brought heavy snow to the Mountain West , pounding the northern Plains and Upper Midwest on Monday . "While lower snow totals and a mix of rain are forecast for Eastern Massachusetts, folks still need to travel carefully, utilize public transportation, and plan ahead for a slow and hard evening commute", Baker said. [Full Article...]

Texas primary results are in

Texas primary results are in And after Democrat Doug Jones' stunning Senate victory in December, the GOP-controlled Alabama House approved a bill that would scrap special elections for the state's U.S. Hillary Clinton won both of those districts in the 2016 presidential election, and they're among at least three in the state that Democrats hope to flip from Republican control in their efforts to win the House. [Full Article...]

Cities Brace For Power Outages As Another Nor'easter Hits US

Cities Brace For Power Outages As Another Nor'easter Hits US Thundersnow is not out of the question. Fifty-one percent of flights scheduled to depart from Newark today have been canceled, according to stats calculated by FlightAware . Amtrak canceled some train service , and commuter trains in Philadelphia and New Jersey were put on an abbreviated schedule . Utility workers took advantage of milder temperatures and sunshine Tuesday in their scra... [Full Article...]

Ryan proposes 'smarter way' than Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs

Ryan proposes 'smarter way' than Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs Targeting specific nations that abuse US trade policies is a better way to handle inequities than imposing uniform tariffs, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday. Murray Energy, a leading producer of thermal coal that has been ramping up exports, is in favor of Trump's tariff plans. But MrTrump's latest tweets suggest he is also using the upcoming tariffs as leverage in ongoing tal... [Full Article...]

New York's Cuomo Declares State of Emergency After Nor'easter

New York's Cuomo Declares State of Emergency After Nor'easter Freni, a senior vice president at the company. Three major NY airports are continuing to recover from a storm that forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights a day earlier. National Guard officers were on duty at the emergency operations centers in Sullivan, Dutchess, Westchester and Putnam counties as well as the regional operations center in Poughkeepsie to help coordinate the National Gua... [Full Article...]

Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi wins prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize

Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi wins prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize He worked closely with Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier - the master of modernism - in Chandigarh and Ahmedabad in the 1950s. Doshi "constantly demonstrates that all good architecture and urban planning must not only unite objective and structure but must take into account climate, site, technique, and craft, along with a deep understanding and appreciation of the context", the nine-mem... [Full Article...]

Judge punishes sex offender with electric shocks in courtroom

Judge punishes sex offender with electric shocks in courtroom Morris then did not return for the rest of his trial, according to the report, or for most of his sentencing hearing. When Mr Morris responded by saying he had a lawsuit against Judge Gallagher and his defence lawyer, the judge warned him that he would shock him if he did not "follow the rules", the Washington Post newspaper reported, citing court transcripts . [Full Article...]

Italy's Five Star leader celebrates poll triumph in hometown

Italy's Five Star leader celebrates poll triumph in hometown Both of the leading parties/blocs have laid claim to have the right to form a government. Despite the fact that the number of newcomers fell sharply previous year, after Gentiloni's government made a deal with Libyan warlords, the League and other conservative parties ruthlessly exploited popular concerns, calling for the deportation of half a million of migrants. [Full Article...]

(NYSE:MMC) Shares Bought by Standard Life Aberdeen plc

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC ) has risen 16.25% since March 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.99% the S&P500. Hound Partners Llc decreased Lkq Corp (LKQ) stake by 12.09% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. McDonald Scott also sold $968,940 worth of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. A number of equities analysts have weighed in on MMC shares. "( MMC )" was reported ... [Full Article...]

Amgen Inc. (AMGN), Illumina, Inc. (ILMN)

Its down 78.18% from 11,000 shares previously. With 256,500 avg volume, 2 days are for Aevi Genomic Medicine Inc (NASDAQ:GNMX)'s short sellers to cover GNMX's short positions. First Eagle Invest Management Ltd Llc has 121,835 shares. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc decreased Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) stake by 2,945 shares to 226,814 valued at $42.32 million in 2017Q3. [Full Article...]


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