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Boycott Israel & you won’t get aid donations, Hurricane Harvey victims told

Published time: 20 Oct, 2017 15:13 Residents in a Houston suburb will not receive funds donated for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts if they support boycotting Israel, according to a funding application form issued in the wake of the devastating storm. The city of Dickinson, Texas, told individuals and businesses on Monday that they are now accepting applications for “grants from ...

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Senate narrowly passes budget blueprint, clears way for tax reform

Senate Republicans have passed a $ 4-trillion budget blueprint that will introduce historic tax cuts. Democrats, who failed to stop the measure, say it will result in huge deficits and a departure from normal procedures. Republicans narrowly backed the budget plan in a 51-49 vote on Thursday night, with only Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) crossing the aisle to vote with ...

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Red scare 2.0: History repeats 70yrs after Hollywood witch hunts

Russia’s malign influence is everywhere and the US government has convened committees to assess the threat, subpoena witnesses and to find out the names of those responsible for plotting against American interests. No, that’s not present day –  it’s October 20, 1947, when members of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAAC) opened their investigation into alleged communist elements within the ...

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Trump border wall prototypes go up in California (VIDEO)

Published time: 20 Oct, 2017 13:07 Several prototypes of President Donald Trump’s long-promised border wall on the US-Mexico frontier have been erected in southern California. Six completed wall options, and another under construction, were captured in this aerial footage from a site near Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego on Thursday. The prototypes, erected a short distance from ...

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N. Korea may be ‘months’ away from capability to nuke US, CIA chief hints

North Korea may be “months” away from capability of striking US soil with nuclear weapons, CIA Director Mike Pompeo hinted. “They [North Korea] are close enough now in their capabilities that, from a US-policy perspective, we ought to behave as if we are on the cusp of them achieving [ability to strike the US],” Pompeo said, speaking at a national ...

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State Department admits Al-Nusra affiliate using chemical weapons in Syria

The US Department of State admitted that militants linked to Al-Nusra Front are carrying out terrorist attacks using chemical weapons in Syria. The US military previously said it was concerned with the use of chemical agents by Islamic State. The assertion was made in the latest Syria travel warning issued by the State Department on Wednesday. It also mentions Islamic ...

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Playboy features 1st ever transgender playmate – but not everyone's on board

Published time: 20 Oct, 2017 05:35 Edited time: 20 Oct, 2017 05:36 The first issue of iconic men’s magazine Playboy after the death of its founder, Hugh Hefner, has become a first in one more way, featuring a transgender playmate – to mixed reactions. While French model Ines Rau is not the first trans woman to pose for Playboy – ...

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McCain threatens White House with subpoena for info on Niger attacks

Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) says that he will subpoena the White House for information regarding the recent attacks in Niger, which killed four US servicemen. The issue could become a new bone of contention in McCain’s ongoing feud with President Trump. McCain told reporters Thursday that the Senate Armed Services Committee, which he chairs, has been told “very little” about ...

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Anti-Russia 'propaganda' group urges reporter to drop story on CIA arming Syrian rebels

Published time: 20 Oct, 2017 03:54 A group that claims to be fighting against Russian propaganda and “fake news” is asking a reporter not to pursue information on the CIA arming Syrian rebels. PropOrNot, famous for being an ex-source for the Washington Post, says the story may fall into the wrong hands. On Thursday, Jason Leopold, a senior investigative reporter ...

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US envoy to UN ratchets up anti-Russian rhetoric: 'election meddling' was warfare

The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has raised the stakes in Washington’s war of words against Russia, describing its unproven “meddling” in the 2016 election as “warfare,” just as the head of the CIA said it had no effect on the vote. “When a country can come interfere in another country’s elections, that is warfare,” Haley declared during ...

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