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|Vladimir Putin's team doesn't like Robert Mueller's report on election interference, Trump ||Miller, Wade won't have to testify in hoops trial |
Kremlin seeks to downplay the findings of the special counsel on Russia's election activity in the United States.
| A judge in a federal court ruled Friday that Arizona coach Sean Miller and LSU coach Will Wade will not have to testify in next week's federal trial into college basketball corruption. |
|Republican rescinds Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's invite to meet coal miners after it completely backfires ||Sources: Lue meeting with Lakers about vacancy |
A Republican lawmakerâs invitation for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to meet with coal miners in his home state of Kentucky backfired completely after the progressive Washington newcomer accepted without hesitation. Ms Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to serve in the US House of Representatives, has served as a lightning rod across party lines for her Green New Deal resolution, which seeks to provide a comprehensive response to the global threat of climate change. Andy Barr, the Kentucky Republican who initially invited the 29-year-old congresswoman to his state, said at the time that local coal miners would tell her âwhat the Green New Deal would mean for their families, their paychecks,â while suggesting the resolution could destroy their industry. To his apparent surprise, the first-term Democrat from New York immediately accepted his invitation, saying she would be âhappyâ to meet the coal miners and noted her resolution provides pension payments for those who have worked in the mining industry. âWe want a just transition to make sure we are investing in jobs across those swaths of the country,â she said in her response to Mr Barrâs invitation. Suddenly, that invite appears to include some caveats. In order to accompany her on a trip to meet with local coal miners, Mr Barr demanded an apology from Ms Ocasio-Cortez towards Dan Crenshaw, a Texas Republican she has criticised for sharing a false tweet that claimed Ilhan Omar denied the attacks on September 11, 2001 were an act of terror. Ms Ocasio-Cortez has defended the Minnesota Democrat after conservatives and Donald Trump spread false and misleading information about her. On Wednesday, it did not appear she was about to back down from that position.âLuckily, we still have open borders with Kentucky,â Corbin Trent, a spokesperson for Ms Ocasio-Cortez, told The Courier-Journal. âWe donât need Congressman Barr to meet with coal miners and have a town hall,â he added, âthough weâd love his participation if we do.â > GOPâs getting scared that up close, their constituents will realize Iâm fighting harder for their healthcare than their own Reps í ˝íš https://t.co/TVSafpJWEd> > â Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) > > April 16, 2019As GQ Magazine reported Wednesday, Kentucky Republicans are now publicly voicing their opposition to Ms Ocasio-Cortez headed to the Bluegrass State. âI think we need to be very prepared when we debate her on issues that we're having a hard time with,â James Comer, a Kentucky Republican, told local news outlets, warning âRepublicans are making a mistake picking on her.â Responding to his comments on Twitter, the lawmaker wrote, âGOPâs getting scared that up close, their constituents will realize Iâm fighting harder for their healthcare than their own Reps.â
| Ty Lue, who coached the Cavaliers to three NBA Finals, is meeting with Lakers GM Rob Pelinka about replacing Luke Walton as head coach, sources told ESPN. |
|Israel destroys family apartments of accused Palestinian killer ||Sources: Anderson ban is for epithet, not bat flip |
Israeli forces destroyed two apartments in the occupied West Bank on Friday that housed the family of a Palestinian accused of killing an Israeli woman in February, the army said. Some clashes broke out between Palestinian residents and Israeli forces during the operation, AFP journalists reported.
| White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson's one-game suspension following a benches-clearing brawl was for his use of the N-word during the on-field confrontation, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan. |
|This 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Restomod Is A Showstopper ||Anderson named St. John's head coach |
Case and point, this 1957 Cadillac Eldorado SeVille restomod currently listed by Streetside Classics. Finished in Bright Ruby Red and detailed with polished chrome work elevates this iconic design to new levels. Its creators were careful not to detract away from the timeless styling of the Eldorado, and have instead exaggerated its highly fashionable character.
| Mike Anderson guided Arkansas to three NCAA tournament appearances in eight seasons. |
|Police official: Short-circuit likely caused Notre Dame fire ||Durant, Green double-technical rescinded |
PARIS (AP) â Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a police official said Thursday, as France paid a daylong tribute to the firefighters who saved the world-renowned landmark.
| Kevin Durant is now five technical fouls from receiving an automatic one-game suspension after the NBA rescinded a Game 3 double-technical against him and JaMychal Green. |
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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One
Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nationâ€™s military, the mindâ€™s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagonâ€™s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.
Living Wages Are A Global Problem
The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.
Ukraine: Not What It Seems
After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.
In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder
In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.
Coup Or Civil War In Egypt
The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.