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Boris Johnson To Be UK’s Next Prime Minister

Brexiteer Boris Johnson secured his position as the United Kingdom’s next prime minister Tuesday after members of the Conservative (Tory) Party elected him to replace outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May. Johnson, the Conservative member of Parliament (MP) for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, previously served as May’s foreign secretary until he called it quits in July 2018, citing his opposition to ...

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Deportation Rates Were Actually Higher During Obama Years: Report

Deportations under President Donald Trump have not reached the highs seen during the Obama administration, despite immigration enforcement being one of his signature campaign issues. During former President Barack Obama’s early years in the White House, deportation of illegal immigrants reached record highs, according to Homeland Security documents obtained by Axios. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sent back more than ...

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Gillibrand Begins Fundraising Off Of Chris Wallace’s ‘Not Very Polite’ Comment

Chris Wallace scolded Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand for criticizing Fox News while appearing on the network and his condemnation has become the presidential hopeful’s new rallying cry. In addition to adding “Not ‘very polite.’” to her twitter bio on Monday, Gillibrand’s campaign began selling a $20 canvas tote bag adorned with the phrase “Frankly, not very polite.” “Ever ...

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China’s Latest Trade Threat Reignites Concerns Over US Mineral Dependency

The escalating U.S.-China trade dispute has brought American mineral dependency back into the spotlight. The U.S. is dependent on China for rare earth minerals used in hundreds of hi-tech products and military equipment. “China is letting the U.S. know that it has leverage,” said Dan McGroarty, head of the American Resources Policy Network. Reports of Chinese threats to escalate its ...

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Person Throws Phone At Trump During NRA Speech

A person reportedly threw a phone at President Donald Trump during his speech at the National Rifle Association (NRA) convention on Friday. During Trump’s speech in Indianapolis Indiana, a person in the crowd threw what appears to be a phone at the president. The person was reportedly immediately taken into custody and is being questioned by the Secret Service, according ...

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The One Question Trump Asks World Leaders

Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney revealed at The National Catholic Prayer Breakfast Tuesday that President Trump point blank asks leaders what they are doing to protect persecuted Christians in their countries. Mulvaney, who was a special guest speaker at the breakfast as a Catholic leader, noted that during the past two and a half years President Donald Trump has spent ...

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Warren Wants Student Debt Erased Through $640 Billion Plan

Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren revealed her $640 billion plan to erase student debt that would be funded by taxing super wealthy families Monday. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate hopes to eliminate debt for 42 million Americans by cancelling up to $50,000 in student loan debt for every person with a “household income under $100,000,” according to her Medium post ...

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Can The Glory Of Notre Dame Be Restored? Or Will It Be Vandalized? (VIDEO)

The fires are out and the walls still stand strong, but can the ancient Cathedral of Notre Dame be restored to its intended glory? Not without a fight. Every day we’re told the old ways don’t work and our society lacks the skills to achieve what our ancestors once did. Church designed and Catholic University professor James McCrery sat down ...

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Microsoft Ignored Numerous Case Of Sexual Harassment, Employees Say

Microsoft leadership is conducting a review of numerous employee sexual harassment claims that the company’s HR department did not address, according to a string of employee emails reviewed by Quartz. After one woman employee emailed several of her colleagues looking for advice on how to move up at Microsoft, an email chain began that resulted in more than 90 pages ...

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Sen. Hassan Aide Installed Keyloggers To Steal Gigabytes Of ‘High Value’ Data, Worked With Accomplice To Burglarize Office At Night

A vengeful, fired IT aide to Sen. Maggie Hassan mounted an “extraordinarily extensive data-theft scheme” against the office including installed “keylogging” devices that picked up every keystroke, then worked with an unnamed accomplice — who was at the time a current Hassan employee employee — who gave him a key that he used to enter the office at night and ...

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NCGOP Chair Robin Hayes Charged With Conspiracy, Bribery

The chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party was indicted Tuesday on conspiracy and bribery charges for attempting to influence the state’s insurance commissioner through campaign donations, according to the Department of Justice. NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes, also a former U.S. Congressman from the state’s 8th District, was indicted along with wealthy Durham businessman Greg Lindberg and two of his ...

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Judicial Nominee Neomi Rao Renounces College Writings About Date Rape

Neomi Rao, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, submitted a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday night apologizing for statements she made about sexual assault and date rape as a college student. Those statements, which featured prominently during Rao’s Feb. 5 confirmation hearing, have troubled lawmakers in both parties, though it ...

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