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Are you feeling grateful for the Republican tax cut? In a sublime case of poetic justice, the so-called Tax Cut and Jobs Act is backfiring on the Republicans big time. In the March 13 special election for the Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, where Democrat Conor Lamb narrowly beat Republican Rick Saccone, Republicans actually pulled ads that bragged about the tax act, because their polls showed that it was more of a target than an achievement.
Travis Jeffrey Reinking was taken into custody on Monday afternoon. He is accused of gunning down four people at a Waffle House in Antioch, a Nashville neighborhood, early Sunday morning.
At the moment when Esther Roberts decided to run for elected office, she was standing far from her home in Somers, Wisc., amid a sea of pink hats at the March for Women in Washington, D.C., in January 2017. Roberts is typical of the thousands of women who have entered the political arena in the past 18 months in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. “Women from rural areas are woefully underrepresented in government at all levels,” says Liz Johnson, a co-founder of VoteRunLead and head of that group’s Rural Women’s Initiative.
The chemical weapons inspectors reached the city of Douma, now under Russian and Syrian control, two weeks after the suspected attack took place.
During her first public speaking engagement alongside fiance Prince Harry as well as Prince William and Kate Middleton, the future royal didn't back down when it came to women's issues. "You'll often hear people say, 'You're helping women find their voices.' And I fundamentally disagree," Markle said at the first annual Royal Foundation Forum in February. Markle has always worked to elevate women's voices.
By Stephanie van den Berg THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic asked U.N. judges on Monday to overturn his genocide conviction, accusing prosecutors of unfairly blackening his name and twisting his words at his trial. Karadzic was convicted two years ago for some of the worst war crimes committed as the former Yugoslavia broke apart in the 1990s, including the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in which around 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were killed.
Aleksandr Kogan, the University of Cambridge psychology professor who harvested data from Facebook and sold it to Cambridge Analytica, apologized for a tactic that has spawned the wrath of internet users worldwide. Kogan insisted the ability to access vast amounts of user data “was a core feature of the Facebook platform for years.
A female passenger on the plane said that he'd allegedly touched her.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has expressed his "bitter sorrow" after dozens of Chinese tourists were killed when a bus they were travelling in plunged off a bridge. Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans perished in the accident south of Pyongyang Sunday night, Chinese officials and state media said. In a rare admission of negative news from North Korea's tightly controlled propaganda network, the KCNA news agency on Tuesday said Kim met personally with the Chinese ambassador in Pyongyang and later visited survivors in hospital.
Fox News host Sean Hannity is speaking out following a report that he purchased discounted and foreclosed properties as investment tools through shell companies, all the while receiving support from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The “Hannity” talk show host, in a statement Monday, defended his choice to not publicly disclose what he described as his “personal” investments. Hannity had said last week that he was not a client of Cohen’s but had sought his advice on real estate.
Pashinian told a rally in Armenia's capital, Yerevan, on Monday evening the opposition will be pushing for a snap parliamentary election and wants to prevent former President Serzh Sargsyan from running the country behind the scenes. Sargsyan resigned as prime minister on Monday in an apparent move to end massive anti-government protests over his appointment last week.
Colorado GOP Rep. Doug Lamborn won’t be on the ballot as a Republican in 2018 after the state’s Supreme Court ruled on Monday that one of his petition gatherers wasn’t a Colorado resident. Five Republicans living in Lamborn’s district had challenged his candidacy earlier this month, arguing he hadn’t properly collected the 1,000 signatures necessary to make the ballot.
Newly released body camera footage shows police officers looking for 16-year-old Kyle Plush, who called 911 twice before his death, but does not show them getting out of their patrol car.
These stunning images reveal the remains of a more than century-old sunken ship that has been preserved beneath freezing Lake Superior. The ship looks almost exactly the same as it did the day it sunk beneath waves all those years ago.At 60 meters long
It was life or death,” said James Shaw Jr., a 29-year-old Nashville resident who found himself wrestling with the suspect after four people had already been fatally shot at a Waffle House bustling with wee hour patrons early Sunday in Nashville. Shaw joined law enforcement officials and Nashville’s mayor at a news conference Sunday, some 12 hours after the shooting, his right hand bandaged. There he was singled out by Waffle House CEO Walter Ehmer, who was present and thanked Shaw for his bravery.
With Ethiopia signaling it may start filling its towering $4 billion Grand Renaissance Dam this year, safeguarding scarce Nile water resources has surged to the top of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's policy agenda as he begins a second term. Egypt, which relies almost exclusively on the Nile for farming, industry and drinking water, has sought assurances that the dam will not significantly cut the river's flow to its rapidly growing population. Ethiopia, the source of the Blue Nile which joins the White Nile in Khartoum and runs on to Egypt, has said the dam will not disrupt the flow and hopes the project will transform it into a power hub for the electricity-hungry region.
The baby weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and his name has not yet been announced.
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President Trump speaks at a news conference, April 18, 2018. President Trump boasted that North Korea has already made several key concessions before his anticipated meeting with Kim Jong Un — whereas the United States has forfeited nothing. On Twitter Sunday morning, Trump admonished Chuck Todd, moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” for voicing reservations about the anticipated U.S.-North Korea summit.
Korean Air Lines said Monday that two daughters of its chairman will resign from their executive positions amid mounting public criticism over the women's behavior and allegations that the family engaged in smuggling. An official at the Korea Customs Service, meanwhile, confirmed that authorities raided the airline's headquarters in Seoul seeking evidence on alleged smuggling and tariff evasion. Chairman Cho Yang-ho announced the resignation of his daughter Hyun-ah, who returned to leadership last month after a four-year hiatus following a "nut rage" scandal, and her younger sister Hyun-min, who is under investigation for allegedly hurling a cup of water at a business meeting.
Yemen's Huthi militias vowed Monday to avenge the killing of their top political leader in what they said was a Saudi-led coalition air strike, the highest-ranking rebel to die in the three-year conflict. Saleh al-Sammad, head of the Huthis' supreme political council, was "martyred" last Thursday in the eastern province of Hodeida, the Iran-allied rebels said via their Saba news agency. Sammad's death is a major blow to the Shiite rebels who have been fighting forces of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi backed by a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia.
The toddler found dead in a suitcase in New Jersey has been positively identified as two-year-old Te`Myah Plummer from Richmond.
Police arrested an American Airlines passenger in Miami after he allegedly touched a female passenger without her permission Sunday. Officers reportedly used a Taser on the passenger, identified as Jacob Garcia of Chicago, several times before forcibly removing him from the aircraft, ABC News reports. American Airlines then began to deplane the entire aircraft.
Reinking was arrested Monday about a mile and a half from the Waffle House, the Metro Nashville Police Department announced in a tweet, ending a manhunt that began shortly after the shooting early Sunday. Police responded to a tip from a Nashville resident who believed they saw Reinking in a wooded area, wearing a maroon shirt and dark jeans with a backpack.
By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's spending came under scrutiny again on Monday as congressional Democrats said a sweep last year for listening devices in his office was poorly done and the contractor improperly hired. In a letter chair of the House Oversight Committee Trey Gowdy, five Democrats in the Senate and House of Representatives cited documents they obtained from a whistleblower. The documents "may constitute evidence of a violation of law" an "abuse of authority" and a "gross waste of funds," the lawmakers wrote.