Posts by Mary Chastain  (Page 141)
 

Female Chess Players Must Wear Hijab at World Championships in Iran

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Posted by    Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 10:53am 9/29/2016 at 10:53am

The World Chess Federation (FIDE) Commission for Women’s Chess has told the female chess players they must wear a hijab at the world championships next year since it takes place in Iran.

Females in Iran must wear a hijab.

Needless to say, the female players have protested and threatened to boycott the event:

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James Comey: DOJ Gave Mills Immunity, Not the FBI

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 8:30pm 9/28/2016 at 8:30pm

FBI Director James Comey has continued to face criticism over his bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email, including the numerous immunity deals given to her aides. Well, it turns out, the FBI didn’t give immunity to Cheryl Mills, a longtime aide:

“Who authorized granting Cheryl Mills immunity?” Rep. John Sensenbrenner asked.

“It’s a...

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Three Injured at South Carolina Elementary School

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 4:30pm 9/28/2016 at 4:30pm

DEVELOPING: Officials have reported three injuries, two children and one teacher, at Townville Elementary School in Townville, SC, on Wednesday afternoon.

Fox News reports:

The Greenville News reported that two children were injured and a man was found dead near the school. A suspect is reportedly in custody.

Lt. Sheila Cole with the Anderson...

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Report: Missile From Russia Shot Down MH17 in Ukraine

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2:30pm 9/28/2016 at 2:30pm

International prosecutors have concluded that a Buk missile from Russia shot down Malaysia Airlines MH17 over east Ukraine in July 2014, killing all 298 people on board.

Russia has constantly denied any involvement in the incident, which came months after Ukraine spiraled into a civil war after parliament ousted Russian-backed President Viktor...

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Yankees Fan Loses Ring While Attempting Scoreboard Proposal

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 12:00pm 9/28/2016 at 12:00pm

Mid-fourth inning of the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game, Andrew Cox told his girlfriend Heather Terwilliger to look at the scoreboard. There, on the big screen, he opened up a ring box to propose to her, but……NO RING.

Once the scoreboard operator realized what was going on, the screen turned away...

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Israel, Jordan Sign $10 Billion Gas Deal

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 10:00am 9/28/2016 at 10:00am

Companies in Israel’s natural gas field has signed a $10 billion agreement with Jordan to supply the country with gas, thus pushing Israel into a natural gas powerhouse. The Wall Street Journal reported:

Noble Energy Inc. of Houston and its partners in the Leviathan gas field will supply Amman-based National Electric Power...

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Hillary, Trump Debate Sets Viewing Record

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7:30pm 9/27/2016 at 7:30pm

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump enjoyed over 80 million viewers last night during their first presidential debate. The Hill reported:

The previous record was the only debate between Republican Ronald Reagan and President Jimmy Carter in 1980, which drew 80 million in an era with far few channels and no internet. In...

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‘Clock Boy’ Family Sues Fox, Glenn Beck for Defamation

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6:00pm 9/27/2016 at 6:00pm

“Clock Boy” Ahmed Mohamed and his family have filed a defamation lawsuit against eight eight defendants, including Glenn Beck and Fox News. The Dallas Morning News Reports:

Mohamed Mohamed sued on behalf of himself and his son, argu...

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Swiss Parliament Votes to Ban Burqas in Public

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 5:30pm 9/27/2016 at 5:30pm

The Swiss lower parliament has approved a bill to ban women from wearing a burqa in public by a vote of 88 to 87 with 10 abstentions. The commission of representatives will receive the bill, but the members will likely vote against it since the member already “ruled out such a...

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Reid Warns Democrats Will Block Spending Bill Over Flint

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 1:30pm 9/27/2016 at 1:30pm

The fight over the short-term spending bill continues to grow as Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) warned that his party will vote against the GOP bill if it doesn’t include funding for Flint, MI. He said:

“Democrats have been clear that Congress should not leave Flint and other lead-tainted communities out...

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People in Kansas Call 911 to Complain About Presidential Candidates

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 11:30am 9/27/2016 at 11:30am

Presidential debates tend to cause anger, especially this year since we’re stuck with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But apparently these candidates have really struck a nerve with people in Kansas:

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Libertarian Gary Johnson Continues to Siphon Millennials, New Polls Show

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Posted by    Monday, September 26, 2016 at 6:00pm 9/26/2016 at 6:00pm

A new poll from purple state Virginia has shown that Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson has snagged millennial voters from Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton and GOP candidate Donald Trump.

Hillary leads the state in a contest with Trump 52-30, but when you add Johnson her favorability with millennials falls to 34% while Johnson takes...

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Jill Stein Escorted off Hofstra Campus

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Posted by    Monday, September 26, 2016 at 4:30pm 9/26/2016 at 4:30pm

Green Party candidate Jill Stein attempted to hold a rally on the Hofstra University campus on Monday, but the police removed her after she completed an interview with MSNBC. Stein had not obtained proper credentials.

A 15% polling threshold must be met to qualify for the presidential debate stage. Stein planned to virtually attend the...

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Hofstra Provides ‘Trigger Warning’ for Presidential Debate

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Posted by    Monday, September 26, 2016 at 3:57pm 9/26/2016 at 3:57pm

For the love of everything holy. A reporter posted this sign at Hofstra University for those attending the presidential debate tonight:

I have no words. There’s no trigger warning for...

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Congress Must Pass Spending Bill By Friday to Avoid Shutdown

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Posted by    Monday, September 26, 2016 at 1:30pm 9/26/2016 at 1:30pm

It’s that time of year when Congress will fight over a short-term funding bill to avoid a government shutdown. We all know what will happen. They’ll talk tough and then pass something at the last minute and go their merry ways.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has faced criticism from Democrats and...

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FBI Friday Night Data Dump: Obama Used a Pseudonym, Hillary Is Computer Illiterate

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Posted by    Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 4:30pm 9/24/2016 at 4:30pm

What a shock. The FBI dumped about 200 pages of its interview notes from the Hillary Clinton email investigation on Friday evening. The interviews include top aide Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, and even the Romanian hacker Guccifer.

Somehow NO ONE, not a single soul, knew that Hillary used a private email server....

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Tesla Adds Overheat Feature to Help Trapped Kids, Pets

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Posted by    Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7:00pm 9/23/2016 at 7:00pm

Silicon Valley automaker Tesla added an overheat feature to its latest software update to help protect anyone or pets left in hot cars:

Autopilot changes were widely rumored, but in a surprise development that Tesla is calling an “industry-first safety measure,” version 8.0 also includes Cabin Overheat Protection, which uses the vehicle’s...

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