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A push to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day in Pennsylvania

A push to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day in Pennsylvania Public schools in Columbus are open on both Columbus Day and Veterans Day, according to the school district's calendar . All PennDOT Driver License and Photo Centers will be closed statewide- including the center in Butler. The list includes Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver and Phoenix. However, UPS recognizes, but does not observe the holiday and will remain open. That includes a peaceful protes... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh fight sharpens the stakes for midterms

Kavanaugh fight sharpens the stakes for midterms Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 27, 2018. But Trump went after her anyway, mocking her testimony and gaps in her memory as a rally crowd laughed and cheered."I thought I had to even the playing field", he said. According to a new report from Planned Parenthood, 25 million US women of reproductive age "are poised to lose access to abortion immediately if Kavanaugh is ... [Full Article...]

Saudi source denies journalist Khashoggi was killed at consulate in Istanbul

Saudi source denies journalist Khashoggi was killed at consulate in Istanbul It would take some deft diplomacy, but perhaps the Trump administration could forge a quiet deal with Ankara that includes Brunson's release and the cancellation of Turkey's purchase of S-400 missiles from Russian Federation in exchange for robust collaboration with the United States against Saudi Arabia over the Khashoggi case. [Full Article...]

EU Praises Nobel Prize Awarded to Fighters against Sexual Violence

EU Praises Nobel Prize Awarded to Fighters against Sexual Violence He founded the Panzi Hospital in the city of Bukavu 20 years ago, reports CNN . ISIS terrorists set about killing the men, taking children captive to train them as fighters and condemning thousands of women to a life of forced labour and sexual slavery. [Full Article...]

Trump says he has no plans to fire Rosenstein

Trump says he has no plans to fire Rosenstein Rosenstein took over supervision of the probe after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself, much to the president's displeasure. The Justice Department began preparing for a future without him: Matt Whitaker, Attorney General Jeff Sessions's chief of staff, would take over as deputy attorney general, and Noel Francisco, the solicitor general, would take over supervision of the Russian Fe... [Full Article...]

Fox hires former White House official Hope Hicks as communications director

Fox hires former White House official Hope Hicks as communications director The Walt Disney Co .is expected to complete its $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment and media assets next year, leaving Fox with news and sports at its primary focus. Hicks was a key Donald Trump aide throughout his campaign and at the White House until she resigned earlier this year . White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that Fox was "beyond lucky" to have her. [Full Article...]

Irving Oil confirms 'major incident' at Saint John, N.B., oil refinery

Fire officials were said to be aware of the situation. Litsa Daeres, who lives nearby, says she heard a "loud bang" and felt her whole house shake. Saint John Police said they are responding to an incident at the refinery and are asking residents to avoid the area altogether. [Full Article...]

DRC ministry: At least 39 dead in tanker truck fire

DRC ministry: At least 39 dead in tanker truck fire The accident happened in the village of Mbuta, the Democratic Republic of Congo about 130 km (80 miles) from the capital. The city is on the main highway between the capital and the country's Matadi seaport. A witness said he had not seen any ambulance at the site. Transport Minister Jose Makila and Health Minister Oly Ilunga said 20 people died at the scene and 19 later at the hospital. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia denies journalist killed at consulate in Turkey

Saudi Arabia denies journalist killed at consulate in Turkey Erdogan said he's still hoping that Jamal Khashoggi is OK. "We will see and we want a result from here of course with speed". Azzam Tamimi, a friend who had lunch with Khashoggi in London on the day before he went to the consulate in Istanbul, said in an interview Sunday that he had been reassured about entering the consulate by his warm reception on an earlier surprise visit. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump says Kavanaugh is "highly qualified" for the Supreme Court

Melania Trump says Kavanaugh is Melania Trump has spent the last week in Africa for some reason. Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court on October 6, giving conservatives a 5-4 majority in the highest court in the United States. As such, they're widely considered to be a symbol of colonialism and oppression. Jason Burke explains in The Guardian that 19th century European explorers and imperial administra... [Full Article...]

Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro works on a coalition

Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro works on a coalition With more than 99 percent of the votes counted, Mr Bolsonaro received 46 percent of the votes and Mr Haddad 29 percent. Now Bolsonaro and Haddad, the two top candidates from a field of 13 on Sunday, will have to duke it out on October 28. [Full Article...]

Israel to remove UN Palestinian refugee agency from Jerusalem

Israel to remove UN Palestinian refugee agency from Jerusalem According to Barkat's plan, the seven UNRWA-run schools - with a total of 1,800 students - which operate without a license from the Education Ministry will be closed at the end of the current academic year, and the pupils absorbed into existing municipal schools. [Full Article...]

European Union ready to play ball on Brexit, offer United Kingdom a trade deal

European Union ready to play ball on Brexit, offer United Kingdom a trade deal He added: "I have reason to think that the rapprochement potential between both sides has increased in recent days, but it cannot be foreseen whether we will finish in October". "I expect that it will be a bumpy ride but I believe it can be done and will be done because the consequences of not". "I'm not sure Theresa May was humiliated in Salzburg", he told Sky News, "clearly there was political... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Michael could become Category 3 hurricane

The Florida Panhandle, Big Bend and southern Georgia were expected to receive as much as 8 inches (20 cm) of rainfall, with isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches that may lead to severe flash flooding. The storm will more than likely strengthen during the next few days with winds reaching a Category 2 hurricane, or possibly higher when it reaches the northeastern Gulf on Tuesday or Wednesday. [Full Article...]

McConnell leaves option open for SCOTUS nominee in 2020

McConnell leaves option open for SCOTUS nominee in 2020 The embattled Kavanaugh was poised to win Senate confirmation later on Saturday, weathering sexual misconduct accusations and criticism of his character and temperament. Collins offered a defense for Kavanaugh, saying he "reacted with anger and anguish as a father of two young girls". Wallace asked him point blank if he would go ahead with confirming someone in 2020 when Trump is up for reelec... [Full Article...]

Collins says she doesn't believe Kavanaugh assaulted Ford

Kavanaugh staunchly denied the allegations, but almost all Senate Democrats voted against his confirmation. The Judiciary Committee later asked the FBI to investigate the allegations , a move Collins supported, and Senate Republicans said the Federal Bureau of Investigation report released late Wednesday found no witnesses who could "attest to any of the allegations" against Kavanaugh. [Full Article...]

McConnell now open to high court nomination in election year

Every Democrat voted against the Trump appointee, except for Sen. Accusations against Kavanaugh energized the #MeToo social media movement that emerged after high-profile accusations of sexual assault and harassment by men in politics, the media and the entertainment industry. [Full Article...]

Fears 5000 are missing but Palu search to end in days

Fears 5000 are missing but Palu search to end in days Indonesian authorities on Sunday raised the death toll in the devastating quake and an ensuing tsunami in Sulawesi Island to 1,763, with at least 5,000 people still reported missing. Figures for more remote areas are trickling in but they seem to have suffered fewer deaths than the city. But the trickle of worldwide aid to Palu and local efforts to help the survivors have accelerated in rece... [Full Article...]

Nordhaus, Romer win Nobel Economics Prize

Nordhaus, Romer win Nobel Economics Prize Yale University's William Nordhaus was named for integrating climate change into long term macroeconomic analysis and New York University's Paul Romer was awarded for factoring technological innovation into macroeconomics. Responding to news of his award, Romer said it was perfectly possible for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5 degrees centigrade, in line with the latest recommendat... [Full Article...]

Poll puts support for independence at 50 if Brexit goes ahead

Poll puts support for independence at 50 if Brexit goes ahead Referring to this at a fringe meeting on Monday evening, he said SNP MPs would use "any means necessary" to oppose a bad Brexit deal when MPs have a "meaningful vote" later in the year. The MP also said she favoured removing the monarch as Scotland's head of state and establishing a republic. The renewed calls for independence will be encouraging for the SNP, although Sturgeon feels that these a... [Full Article...]


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