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Pentagon's ‘self-defense’ means war anywhere, any time. But there's a call to regulate war powers

A post-9/11 act grants the president authority to wage foreign wars with few restrictions. However, Democrats want the Pentagon to explain a lesser-known policy that allows the military to strike almost anywhere, at any time. Passed easily in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) streamlines the usual requirement that the president ...

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Despite minimum wage increase, some Amazon workers say losing stock options and bonuses means they will make less

Amazon’s announcement this week that it will raise its minimum wage for workers in the United States and United Kingdom earned it a wave of positive publicity, but backlash is already growing as reports emerge that its new pay structure will do away with monthly bonuses and stock option awards. In blog posts about the wage increase (slightly different ones ...

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‘ICC is dead to us’: US to use ‘any means’ to shield citizens & allies from war crime probes

The US will fight back using all means necessary if the International Criminal Court ever dares to probe an American or Israeli, and will punish those who cooperates with a war crime investigation, John Bolton is set to announce. “The United States will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by ...

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US dollar and rouble equally attractive to Russians as means of savings poll shows

About a quarter of Russians said they prefer to keep savings in US dollars but almost an equal share of population said that they consider Russia’s rouble stable enough for this purpose, according to a recent online poll. The research, conducted by the Russian job search portal Rabota.ru earlier this month, also showed that 82 percent of the Russian public ...

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CNN host Cuomo says Trump's aversion to 'fake news media' means he hates America

CNN has always been at daggers’ points with Donald Trump, however, Chris Cuomo took the antagonism to a new level when he implied that the mainstream media is the true embodiment of America and hating it means hating the country. In CNN World, criticizing mainstream media apparently equals betraying the very principles the nation stands on. At least, that was ...

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Rand Paul: Hatred for Trump means ‘partisans would rather risk war’ than talk to Russia

“Trump Derangement Syndrome has officially come to the Senate,” said Republican Senator Rand Paul, as he called on lawmakers to drop their “crazy hatred” of the US president and instead focus on renewed diplomacy with Russia. The senator from Kentucky made the comments during a House session on Thursday. Taking to the floor to oppose a resolution from Vermont Senator ...

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Only yes means yes: Spain promises new sexual consent law

Spain’s socialist government has vowed to introduce a new ‘only yes means yes’ sexual consent law to remove any ambiguities in rape cases following outrage over the verdict in the recent ‘La Manada’ gang rape case. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told parliament that under the new measure sex without explicit consent would constitute rape. “To be clear, ladies and ...

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Being president means sacrificing your personal life, but it’s a unique job – Putin

Personal life is an inevitable sacrifice a person makes when they become president, Vladimir Putin said. However, one reward is having a truly one-of-a-kind job. Not all questions at the Q&A session held by the Russian president on Thursday were about politics, healthcare, or economic development. For some, it was all about lifting the curtain on the leader’s private life. ...

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RT asks why it’s OK for DNC to shred 1st Amendment if it means nailing Assange

Published time: 1 Jun, 2018 13:35 While the DNC is having a hard time admitting its loss, by filing a lawsuit against Assange and WikiLeaks the Democrats are apparently slapping the First Amendment in the face. RT’s Watching the Hawks explores the issue. The 66-page suit filed on April 20 against Assange, and “everyone” who presumably conspired to have Donald J. Trump elected as ...

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Gold below $1,300 means golden opportunity to buy – analyst

Prices for gold have seen a major drop over the recent month, but Bill Baruch, the head of futures and commodities brokerage firm Blue Line Futures, says that’s no reason to be in a bearish mood. Gold futures for June delivery were trading at $ 1,287 per ounce at 12:04 GMT, having dropped five percent from its peak one month ...

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