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Sion Simon's kidney donation to Labour MP Khalid Mahmood

BBC POLITICS - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:45
Khalid Mahmood had previously refused to say who had given him the life-saving donation in 2014.

US bombers conduct drills off both coasts of Korean Peninsula

CNN POLITICS - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:15
US Air Force B-1 bombers carried out mock missile launches off both coasts of South Korea Tuesday night in the latest show of force against North Korea, South Korean military officials said.

US Navy officers lose jobs after fatal collision

CNN POLITICS - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:09
The two officers in charge of the destroyer USS John S. McCain have been relieved of duty after a deadly accident earlier this year, the US Navy said in a statement Tuesday.

Clinton, Obama finally appalled by Weinstein as The New Yorker runs sexual assault allegations

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:00
For nearly six days, Hillary Clinton’s silence was deafening.

Trump's jibe deepens feud with Tillerson; he was joking?

AP POLITICS - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump challenged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to "compare IQ tests," delivering a sharp-edged ribbing that threw a bright spotlight on his seemingly shaky relationship with his top diplomat. The White House insisted the president was only joking. 2017-10-10T23:59:00-04:00 2017-10-11T03:59:20-04:00

Critics say Trump birth control rule ignores science

AP POLITICS - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's new birth control rule is raising questions among some doctors and researchers, who say it overlooks known benefits of contraception while selectively citing data that raise doubts about effectiveness and safety. 2017-10-10T23:54:00-04:00 2017-10-11T03:54:11-04:00

AP FACT CHECK: Don't cry for Henry Kissinger

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:42

WASHINGTON (AP) - Don't cry for Henry Kissinger.

In an offhand remark Tuesday, President Donald Trump professed concern about the foreign policy maven's health insurance bills. He was stretching to make a point about "Obamacare."

Here's a look at Trump's comments on that matter and more Tuesday as well as ...

Navy relieves of duties top officers of wrecked US warship

AP POLITICS - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:40
TOKYO (AP) — The commander and executive officer of the USS John S. McCain were relieved of their duties Wednesday due to lost confidence after the warship and an oil tanker collided near Singapore in August. 2017-10-10T19:47:00-04:00 2017-10-10T23:47:53-04:00

Interior Secretary Zinke's claim that the U.S. has struggled to produce 'low-cost, abundant and reliable energy'

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:09
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke laments the current state of U.S. energy production, but the U.S. is in the midst of an unprecedented energy boom.

Trump will talk tax reform in Pennsylvania speech

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:00
President Donald Trump will head to Harrisburg, Pa., on Wednesday to speak to a handpicked crowd of truckers, state lawmakers and manufacturers regarding his much anticipated tax reform plan.

Bombardier: Belfast workers to press MPs over Boeing dispute

BBC POLITICS - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 08:33
Workers from Belfast will meet MPs later to press the government over the Boeing trade dispute.

Exclusive - Game of Drones: U.S. poised to boost unmanned aircraft exports

REUTERS POLITICS - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 08:27
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is nearing completion of new "Buy American" rules to make it easier to sell U.S.-made military drones overseas and compete against fast-growing Chinese and Israeli rivals, senior U.S. officials said.

Energy price cap 'needs legislation', Ofgem says

BBC POLITICS - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 08:21
Delay means a price cap on standard tariff energy bills is unlikely to be in place this winter.

Trump Tower meeting wasn't about Clinton 'dirt,' emails show

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 08:15
Email correspondence revealed Monday about a July 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian attorney at Trump Tower in New York City contradict previous reports.

24 receive 'genius grants' from MacArthur Foundation

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 08:01

CHICAGO (AP) - A director who has taken opera from the concert hall to the streets of Los Angeles and an organizer who helped put a human face on the plight of young undocumented immigrants are among this year's MacArthur fellows and recipients of the so-called "genius" grants.

The Chicago-based ...

Florida immigration officer gets 4 years for taking bribe

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:33

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida immigration officer has been sentenced to four years in prison for taking a bribe from a woman he accused of using a fake marriage to gain U.S. residency.

Federal court records show 34-year-old Jovany Perez was sentenced in Miami last week. He pleaded guilty in ...

EPA makes 'climate change' vanish from four-year plan

CNN POLITICS - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:30
The Environmental Protection Agency has identified its priorities, and climate change is not one of them.

Teen detained after crossing border fights to have abortion

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:13

HOUSTON (AP) - Advocates for a pregnant 17-year-old girl held in a Texas facility for immigrant children who have crossed the border alone are asking a federal judge to allow her to get an abortion, over the opposition of U.S. and state officials.

A federal magistrate judge in San Francisco ...

NAFTA talks hit contentious phase as Canadian PM fights for trade pact

REUTERS POLITICS - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:06
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contentious new U.S. demands are set to hit NAFTA negotiating tables on Wednesday, threatening to push modernization talks toward collapse as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau again tries to remind U.S. President Donald Trump of the trade pact's merits.

Terrorism victims seek Supreme Court blessing to sue multinational corporations

CNN POLITICS - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:04
The Supreme Court on Wednesday will tackle a question it has struggled with but never resolved: Can corporations be sued in US courts for human rights abuses that occurred abroad?

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