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Trump critics lash out at “Muslim electronics” flight ban, but other countries following suit

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 1:52pm 3/21/2017 at 1:52pm
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The Department of Homeland Security has banned electronics larger than a smart phone on flights from eight countries: Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Officials said the ban comes from intelligence about terrorism risks:

“We’re concerned about ongoing interest in targeting commercial aviation,” a DHS...

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WATCH: Day 2 Neil Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings, Morning Session

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 9:30am 3/21/2017 at 9:30am
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Yesterday, we heard opening statements from the Senate Judiciary Committee and Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Today, Gorsuch will face questions from the senators in 30-minute intervals. The hearing should last 12 hours.

Will Democrats soften their stance on Gorsuch? As CBS pointed out, the Democrats “stressed that Gorsuch has impeccable credentials”...

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Appeals Court Rules Texas School Board Can Pray Before Meetings

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Posted by    Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:00pm 3/20/2017 at 7:00pm
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Back in 2015, the American Humanist Association (AHA) sued the Birdville School District, located near Fort Worth, TX, because school board members started their meetings with a prayer. The AHA said this violated the First Amendment “through its practicing of promoting Christian prayers.”

Former student Isaiah Smith brought the case to AHA...

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Has the Mystery of Tom Brady’s Missing Super Bowl Jerseys Been Solved?

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Posted by    Monday, March 20, 2017 at 5:30pm 3/20/2017 at 5:30pm
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Authorities found two Super Bowl jerseys worn by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

The lost jerseys were found with a credentialed member of the international media. From KPRC:

Houston police Chief Art Acevedo said that a tip from someone in Houston led investigators to a location in Mexico, where the jerseys...

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Theresa May’s Brexit Plan Moves Forward

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Posted by    Monday, March 20, 2017 at 2:30pm 3/20/2017 at 2:30pm
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British Prime Minister Theresa May will activate Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to start the Brexit process on March 29, which will start the two year negotiations for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. From The London Times:

Britain is keen to seek a comprehensive free-trade deal with the...

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Comey Confirms FBI Investigating Possible Russia Interference in Election

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Posted by    Monday, March 20, 2017 at 10:00am 3/20/2017 at 10:00am

FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers addressed the House Intelligence Committee today about allegations of Russian interference with our presidential election and President Donald Trump’s accusations that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower.

Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) told Fox News on Sunday that the wiretap never happened. Top...

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Oklahoma State Senator Faces Child Prostitution Charges

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Posted by    Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 5:00pm 3/19/2017 at 5:00pm
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GOP Oklahoma State Senator and Oklahoma Trump Campaign Chairman Ralph Shortey faces child prostitution felony charges after police investigated his stay with a 17-year-old boy at a Moore hotel. From News on 6:

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Trump’s Win Made Designer Tom Ford Want to Move Back to America

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Posted by    Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2:30pm 3/19/2017 at 2:30pm
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While some of the elite Hollywood types complain about President Donald Trump’s victory, others have come to embrace it and let it humble them a little. I reported about how it opened actress Jennifer Garner’s eyes, but it also opened designer Tom Ford’s eyes:

“Oddly, it made me want to come back...

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‘Big Bang Star’ Mayim Bialik takes on Linda Sarsour’s anti-Zionist slur

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Posted by    Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 5:30pm 3/18/2017 at 5:30pm

Big Bang Star Mayim Bialik has a strong response to Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour’s claims that a Zionist cannot be a feminist.

Sarsour’s attack on Zionist feminists took place in a column in the far-left The Nation magazine, Can You Be a Zionist Feminist? Linda Sarsour Says No.

Sarsour has generated much controversy...

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Amy Schumer Blames ‘Alt-Right Trolls’ For Bad Reviews on Netflix Special

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Posted by    Friday, March 17, 2017 at 6:00pm 3/17/2017 at 6:00pm
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It’s all the rage! Not doing well? Gaining weight? Blame Trump or the alt-right. Comedian Amy Schumer’s Netflix special has not received decent reviews. Instead of taking responsibility, Schumer points the finger at others:

Schumer’s “The Leather Special” debuted last week on Netflix, and as the streaming service’s subscribers are starting to...

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Venezuela Arrests Bakers Due to ‘Bread War’

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Posted by    Friday, March 17, 2017 at 4:30pm 3/17/2017 at 4:30pm
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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro waged a war on bread and has unleashed his authorities on the bakers. These officials arrested four bakers after they did not use wheat in regular bread:

Two of the four bakers were detained for making illegal brownies after the government ruled that 90 percent of wheat must...

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90-Year-Old Grandmother Has Knitted 2100 Hats for Newborns

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Time for a lovely heartwarming story! Barbara Lowe, 90, has knitted over 2100 hats for newborns at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, OH, for the past eight years:

“I’m thinking back that the babies who got the hats that are gonna be 8 years old this year and I’m like oh my...

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Tillerson Won’t Rule Out Military Action Against North Korea

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned North Korea that the U.S. will not rule out military action or tougher sanctions against the communist kingdom. From Fox News:

“We’re exchanging views,” Tillerson said, while standing a few feet within what is technically North Korean territory inside what is known as the Joint...

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Kimmel claims Trump cuts will kill Big Bird, but PBS doesn’t produce the show

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Posted by    Friday, March 17, 2017 at 1:00pm 3/17/2017 at 1:00pm
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On Thursday night, Jimmy Kimmel mocked President Donald Trump’s budget cuts, which included axing funds to PBS and NPR. The host decided to show Trump firing Big Bird from Sesame Street.

One problem with this. Sesame Street currently airs on HBO.

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Sydney Teacher Quits After Students Threatened to Behead Her

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Teachers at a Sydney, Australia, primary school have expressed fears over radicalization of their young students lately. One teacher even quit after a student threatened to behead her:

Documents given to the newspaper reportedly reveal that at least three staff members have taken stress leave, received counselling and been paid compensation after...

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Gov. Rick Scott Reassigns Murder Case After State Attorney Wouldn’t Seek Death Penalty

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Posted by    Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 6:30pm 3/16/2017 at 6:30pm
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Florida Governor Rick Scott has decided to reassign the Markeith Loyd case, the man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and a police officer, after State Attorney Aramis Ayala decided not to seek the death penalty. An executive order handed the case to Fifth Judicial Circuit State Attorney Brad King.

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USA Gymnastics President Resigns Amid Sex Abuse Scandal

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Posted by    Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 6:00pm 3/16/2017 at 6:00pm
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USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny has resigned after the U.S. Olympic Committee asked him to leave due to the massive sex abuse scandal surrounding the sport:

Steve Penny informed the board of directors of USA Gymnastics of his decision to resign during a conference call Thursday, a USA Gymnastics spokeswom...

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