Posts by Mary Chastain  (Page 177)
 

Obama Administration Transfers 15 Guantanamo Bay Prisoners

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 6:14pm 8/16/2016 at 6:14pm

President Barack Obama transferred 15 Guantanamo Bay prisoners to the United Arab Emirates, making it the largest transfer in his time in office.

He sent 12 Yemenis and three Afghans to the Middle East country, leaving only 61 prisoners in the Cuba base. Gitmo had 242 prisoners when Obama took office...

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Boko Haram Releases Video of Chibok Girls Pleading For Help

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 2:30pm 8/16/2016 at 2:30pm

Nigerian radical Islamic group Boko Haram has released a video of the Chibok girls they kidnapped in 2014. The video shows one girl begging the government to a “prisoner swap to secure release.”

One of the jihadists tells the audience that airstrikes killed “some of the 276 girls taken in April 2014”...

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Police Charge Man With Murder of NYC Imam and Associate

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 7:00am 8/16/2016 at 7:00am

Police have charged Oscar Morel, 35, with the murder of Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55, and his associate Thara Uddin, 64. Fox News reports:

Oscar Morel, 35, was charged with two counts of second-degree murder...

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French Police Investigating New Threats Against Charlie Hebdo

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Posted by    Monday, August 15, 2016 at 4:30pm 8/15/2016 at 4:30pm

French police and prosecutors have opened an investigation into new threats French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo over images of naked Muslims they published.

The threats come over a year two gunmen slaughtered eleven people at Charlie Hebdo over “offensive” images of Mohammad. They also killed a security guard outside of...

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*UPDATE* Authorities ‘Strongly Believe’ Detained Man Killed Imam

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Posted by    Monday, August 15, 2016 at 3:00pm 8/15/2016 at 3:00pm

A gunman killed Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55, and his friend Thara Uddin, 64, near the Furquan Jame Masjid mosque in Queens on Saturday. The man shot the men point blank in the back of the head.

*UPDATE 10:06PM* New York City Police Department Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told reporters the police...

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Report: Brexit May Not Happen Until 2019

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Posted by    Monday, August 15, 2016 at 12:00pm 8/15/2016 at 12:00pm

The Sunday Times has reported that Brexit may not happen until the end of 2019, a full year after the government hoped it would occur. These sources said Prime Minister Theresa May’s “new Brexit and international trade departments will not be ready.”

The French and German elections may have a hand in...

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US Olympic Committee Verifies Someone Robbed Lochte, 3 Others in Rio

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Posted by    Monday, August 15, 2016 at 10:30am 8/15/2016 at 10:30am

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) found itself in hot water after they denied that people robbed U.S. swimmers Ryan Lochte and three others because the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) verified their stories.

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Sore loser Egyptian Judoka Fighter – From Islamic humiliation to internet hero

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Posted by    Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 3:00pm 8/13/2016 at 3:00pm

Anti-Israel Egyptian judo fighter Islam el-Shehaby received backlash on Friday when he didn’t shake the hand or bow to his Israeli opponent Or Sasson, who defeated him on Friday. In response, the Egyptian Olympic Committee announced they will open an investigation into his actions.

El-Shehaby received pressure from Muslims not to fight...

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Socialism relief valve: Venezuelans to be allowed to shop in Columbia

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Posted by    Friday, August 12, 2016 at 6:30pm 8/12/2016 at 6:30pm
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Reports: FBI, US Attorneys Investigate Clinton Foundation Despite DOJ Objections

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Posted by    Friday, August 12, 2016 at 5:00pm 8/12/2016 at 5:00pm

According to The Daily Caller and CNN, the FBI and several U.S. Attorney offices have opened an investigation into the Clinton Foundation even though the Department of Justice objected to one. The officials met several months ago about the possibility of a case:

At the time, three field offices were in agreement...

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Texas, 12 States Ask to Delay Obama Transgender Bathroom Order

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Posted by    Friday, August 12, 2016 at 3:30pm 8/12/2016 at 3:30pm

Texas and 12 other states have asked a federal judge to delay Obama’s demand that all public schools allow transgender children use whichever bathroom they want:

“We will not yield to blackmail from the president...

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NFL Won’t Allow Dallas Cowboys to Honor Fallen Cops With Helmet Decal

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Posted by    Friday, August 12, 2016 at 2:00pm 8/12/2016 at 2:00pm

The assassination of five Dallas cops last July left Dallas, TX, and the whole nation in shock. NFL team Dallas Cowboys wanted to honor the fallen cops with an Arm-In-Arm decal on their helmets, but the league said the team must remove the decals once preseason starts.

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Sore Loser – Egyptian Judoka Loses to Israeli, Refuses to Shake Hands

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Posted by    Friday, August 12, 2016 at 10:08am 8/12/2016 at 10:08am

Israel has faced discrimination at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby refused to boycott his match against Israeli judoja Or Sasson.

One of the fears of anti-Israel social media, which demanded a boycott, was that El Shehaby would lose, and...

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FBI Helps Canada Thwart Attack From ISIS Supporter

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Posted by    Friday, August 12, 2016 at 7:10am 8/12/2016 at 7:10am

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) stopped a massive suicide attack on Thursday with help from the FBI. ISIS supporter Aaron Driver, 24, died during a confrontation with the police in a small Ontario town:

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commander Jennifer Strachan said Driver was intercepted by police as he entered a...

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Newspapers Dropping Paywalls Since Most Don’t Generate Revenue

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Posted by    Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 5:30pm 8/11/2016 at 5:30pm

Newspapers continue to drop paywalls as more people aren’t willing to pay for a digital subscription, especially since so many others other free content. The AFP reports:

Newspapers in the English-speaking world ended paywalls some 69 times through May 2015, including 41 temporary and 28 permanent drops, according to a study by...

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Italian Lawmaker Wants to Jail Parents Who Feed Children a Vegan Diet

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Posted by    Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 4:00pm 8/11/2016 at 4:00pm

Italian Member of Parliament Elvira Savino wants the government to jail parents who feed their children a vegan diet. She claims she has nothing against the vegan diet, which requires absolutely NO animal products:

“I just find it absurd that some parents are allowed to impose their will on children in an...

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Courts Weaken Texas Voter ID Law, Uphold Wisconsin’s Law

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 8:30pm 8/10/2016 at 8:30pm
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A federal judge has weakened the Texas voter ID law while the U.S. Court of Appeals suspended a ruling that eliminated parts of Wisconsin’s law.

Activists have gone after voter laws recently as the presidential election nears. They insist the poor and minority voters somehow cannot obtain an ID.

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