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Implementation of Phases Two and Three of Brunei’s Sharia Penal Code

Brunei’s decision to implement Phases Two and Three of the Sharia Penal Code runs counter to its international human rights obligations, including with respect to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, the Trump administration said Tuesday. “All governments have an obligation to ensure that all people can freely enjoy the universal human rights and fundamental freedoms ...

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Ted Cruz Threatens Maduro With ‘Every Lever’ If He Doesn’t Release Six Captive Americans

GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Tuesday met with the families of the “CITGO six,” American oil executives held captive in Venezuela and called for their release. CITGO is a U.S.-based oil company that is majority-owned by PDVSA, Venezuela’s state-owned oil company. Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro imprisoned CITGO’s former vice president for refining Tomeu Vadell, former vice president for ...

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Vermont GOP Uses Sanders’ Collusion Logic To Call Him Out Over Wife’s Scandal

The Vermont GOP demanded Sunday that Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders release “all investigative material” related to an investigation of a land deal connected to his wife and hung its argument on Sanders’ Mueller report rhetoric. Sanders, a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, has called for release of the “whole damn report.” Attorney General William Barr released ...

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Chinese National Charged After Sneaking Into Mar-A-Lago With Malicious Software


A woman with two Chinese passports was arrested and charged after reportedly lying to Secret Service agents and gaining access to Mar-a-Lago with malicious software while President Donald Trump was present. Yujing Zhang, 32, arrived at a Secret Service checkpoint Saturday afternoon outside of the president’s club in Palm Beach, Florida. She told agents she was a member of the ...

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No US Disaster Aid Is Going To Midwest Farmers That Lost Crops In Flooding

U.S. disaster funds are out of reach for thousands of Midwest farmers that have lost millions of dollars’ worth of crops from extensive flooding, Reuters reports. The federal government manages a wide array of disaster programs meant to alleviate some of the pain of natural disasters. Federal aid is available for ranchers that lose cattle in natural disasters and for ...

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Trump Administration to Expand Program That Sends Asylum Seekers Back to Mexico

Kirstjen Nielsen

The Trump administration will increase the number of Central American asylum seekers who are sent back to Mexico while they await their court case. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced Monday she will expand the “Migrant Protection Protocols” program, more popularly known as “Remain in Mexico.” Nielsen, in a memo sent to the federal border chief, ordered Customs and Border ...

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Linda McMahon To Run Pro-Trump Super PAC America First Action

Linda McMahon

Linda McMahon is leaving her position as head of the Small Business Administration to help raise money for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, according to Politico. McMahon, who announced her resignation last week, will be chairing America First Action, a primary pro-Trump super PAC expected to raise several hundred million dollars for Trump’s re-election efforts. The leading contender for the ...

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Democrats Block $13.5 Billion Disaster Relief Because It Didn’t Include Enough Money For Puerto Rico

Chuck Schumer

Senate Democrats blocked a $13.5 billion bill for disaster relief from recent floods, hurricanes and wildfires on Monday, arguing that the more than $600 million provided to Puerto Rice was not nearly enough. The disaster relief package combined aid for a variety of natural disasters the country experienced, including to southern farmers, communities in California that were devastated by wildfires ...

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Firms Tied To Fusion GPS, Christopher Steele Were Paid $3.8 Million By Soros-Backed Group

The Democracy Integrity Project, a nonprofit that receives funding from George Soros, paid firms tied to Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele more than $3.8 million in 2017. Tax filings show that The Democracy Integrity Project provided its research to “government entities.” The group’s founder, a former staffer for Dianne Feinstein, has described it as a “shadow media organization” that helps ...

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Colorado Sheriff Would Risk Jail To Defy ‘Red Flag’ Gun Law

A sheriff in Colorado said he’d rather go to jail than enforce the gun-control measure state lawmakers passed Monday and sent to Democratic Gov. Jared Polis for signature. “It violates the fourth, the fifth, the sixth, the eighth, and the fourteenth amendment. It’s just a very poorly written bill,” Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams told CNN. Reams said he’s willing ...

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UK Health Council Investigates Muslim Psychologist Who Endorses ‘Lashing And Killing Gay People’

A Muslim psychologist in the U.K. is facing an investigation over her support for a campaign that promotes death as a penalty for homosexuality. The Health and Care Professions Council launched an investigation against Dr. Kate Godfrey-Faussett concerning her fitness to practice psychology, given her support for the Stop Relationship and Sex Education campaign.  Godfrey-Faussett, who converted to Islam 25 ...

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Biden Team Blames ‘Right Wing Trolls’ For Creepy Joe Photos

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s team pushed back on allegations of sexual misconduct on Monday by blaming members of the right-wing for circulating out-of-context photographs. “These smears and forgeries have existed in the dark recesses of the internet for a while,” said a Biden spokesman. “And to this day, right wing trolls and others continue to exploit them.” Forceful pushback ...

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Report: Ilhan Omar Is Under Investigation For Misusing Campaign Contributions

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar is facing a probe into her campaign spending after complaints alleged that she misused contributions for personal use, according to a report published on Monday. The Minnesota Campaign Finance Board is investigating Omar after Minnesota GOP State Rep. Steve Drazkowski filed two complaints alleging she spent nearly $6,000 in campaign funds for personal use while ...

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New York Politician Boots Chick-Fil-A From Buffalo Airport

Buffalo Niagara International Airport canceled plans to open a Chick-fil-A after a New York congressman accused the fast-food chain of discrimination. Democratic New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan took issue with Chick-fil-A’s Christian stances in a Facebook post that pushed the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) to decide against previous plans to install the Chick-fil-A at the airport. “I was disappointed ...

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Joe Biden Responds To #MeToo Allegations

Former vice president and potential 2020 candidate Joe Biden responded Sunday to allegations of inappropriate conduct toward a female lawmaker that emerged Friday. “In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort. And not once — never — did I believe I acted inappropriately. If ...

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