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Sanders responds to ongoing probe into wife’s 2010 bank loan
When the rain finally comes, it is a vicious, torrential downpour, which ends as abruptly as it begins.
While the rains come and go, the flow of wounded into a military hospital in the north of the island does not. Just as two ambulances pull into the hospital at Camp Evangelista in Cagayan de Oro, the skies once again open up, muddying the dirt courtyard. They discharge yet another 10 soldiers, wounded in what is becoming a bloody, protracted insurgency by ISIS-affiliated militants.
Lt. Col. Jonna Dalaguit, the facility's chief medical officer, looks exhausted from the constant stream of broken men who are ferried into her hospital, brought in displaying the wounds of war -- "bullet wounds, blast wounds, fractures," she tells CNN.
"We have (admitted around) 330 casualties since day two of this crisis." It's the worst count she's ever seen.
It's been like this for a month, since ISIS-aligned fighters stormed the northern Mindanao city of Marawi, capturing key government buildings and setting fire to churches and schools.
Donald Trump Insists To ‘Fox & Friends’ That His Tape Bluff “Wasn’t Very Stupid”
maybe-there-are-tapes ploy “wasn’t
and that the
dangling possibility of recordings might
intelligence committee hearings.
Trump suggested that Comey’s
“story may have
after he found
out that Trump might have taped their
(See the clip below.) Trump, of course,
had been bluffing
when he hinted
that he had tapes
of the Comey/Trump convos, and
the impact of that dishonesty
would have had no impact on the detailed
kept of the
Giving his first TV interview
since May 13,
Trump and, briefly,
Fox & Friends‘
Ainsley Earhardt –
the taped interview
aired in bits
and pieces throughout this morning’s show – also spoke about Nancy Pelosi and Robert Mueller, but mostly about Comey. Here’s the president’s word salad about the non-existent Comey tapes:
Russia recalling Kislyak amid election controversy, report says
WASHINGTON — Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States and a key player in his nation's interference in the 2016 elections here, is being recalled by his government, according to a report released Sunday.
Citing three unnamed sources,
BuzzFeed News reported that Kislyak is scheduled to leave Washington next month, following a July 11 going-away party for him at the St. Regis Hotel, just two blocks away from the White House.
Kislyak, 66, had been reported to be heading to New York to lead Russia's delegation at the United Nations.
His return to Russia will mark the end of his 10-year tenure as
Russia's leading diplomat to the United States and makes him
another casualty of the growing controversy over the
Kislyak has been a key figure in the growing investigation
by a special counsel and multiple congressional committees into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election that put President Trump in the White House.
Some U.S. States Relax Restrictions On Cladding Suspected In Grenfell Tower Fire
The type of siding or "cladding" used on the Grenfell Tower in London — and suspected of feeding the massive fire that killed dozens of residents — is not allowed on the exterior of tall buildings across most of the
But a few states and the District of Columbia have relaxed their building codes in recent years and have started to permit the material's use.
The cladding installed on Grenfell Tower as part of a 2016 refurbishing project has become a focus for investigators. NPR's Frank Langfitt has confirmed that the cladding had a combustible polyethylene core rather than a more fire-resistant
At least 79 people died last week when the fire spread quickly through the 24-story public housing tower. Investigators say a refrigerator started the fire, which then spread to the cladding outside.
Prime Minister Theresa May told Parliament this week that similar cladding on other buildings has been found to be combustible.
Reuters reports that at least 600 buildings in England use the same type of cladding and that authorities are testing the material to determine whether other buildings are at risk of fire.
In the United States, most jurisdictions don't allow this type of cladding for buildings higher than 40 feet. That is because they've adopted the International Building Code, which requires cladding for tall buildings
to pass a rigorous test developed by the National Fire
Protection Association called "NFPA 285."
The purpose of the test is to ensure that installed cladding will be noncombustible.
Lawsuits: Officer used excessive force in several cases
HARTFORD, Conn. — Eight brutality lawsuits settled over the past 10 months paint a disturbing picture of a former Connecticut police officer accused of beating people while they were handcuffed and ordering his police dog to attack others
who were not resisting arrest.
Among other allegations, former Enfield officer Matthew Worden is accused of punching people in the face when they were already subdued,
smashing a man's face to the pavement causing him to lose two front teeth,
using a stun gun multiple times on a man with a heart condition and striking a man in the groin with
a baton, causing him to lose consciousness. In a ninth case that is pending, Worden and other Enfield officers are accused of smashing Tyler Damato's head into asphalt and shooting him with a stun gun on Christmas Day 2012, aggravating a traumatic head injury he suffered two months before when he was hit by a car. Minutes before the encounter, the man's mother warned police about her son's head injury. Damato died in February 2013 after a car accident. He was 20. The lawsuit by his mother blames Worden and the other officers for his death because of the injuries they caused.
Worden worked for the Enfield Police Department from 2004 to 2014. He was fired after an internal affairs investigation of a beating, but town officials later changed the termination to a resignation to settle his labor grievance over the firing.
Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing 153
BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan (AP) — An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 153 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, a hospital official said as the death toll continued to rise.
Dr. Javed Iqbal at Bahawalpur's Victoria Hospital in south Punjab said the latest deaths occurred at a hospital in Multan where some of the 50 critically injured, many of whom suffered extensive burns, had been taken.
The death toll could rise further as dozens are still in critical condition, said Dr. Mohammad Baqar, a senior rescue official in the area. There were dozens of other injuries of varying degree, he said.
Local news channels showed black smoke billowing skyward and scores of burned bodies, as well as rescue officials speeding the injured to hospital and army helicopters ferrying the wounded.
Saznoor Ahmad, 30, whose two cousins were killed in the fire, said the crowd of people screamed as the flames engulfed them.
Yemen cholera cases pass 200,000
DeVos Appoints CEO Of A Student Loan Company To Head Federal Aid Agency
DeVos appoints current student loan company CEO to head student loan agency
Wayne A. Johnson will be the new head of Office of Federal Student Aid after James Runcie abruptly resigned last month, the U.S. Department of Education announced this week. FSA is the agency responsible for administering $1.4 trillion in outstanding student loans from 42 million borrowers, plus other aid programs for millions of college students.
As not mentioned in the department's press release, and first reported by BuzzFeed, Johnson is currently the CEO of Reunion Financial Services Corporation, a private student loan company.
Liz Hill, press secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, provided NPR with a statement that read in part: "Dr. Johnson has 30 years of experience in the private sector and is going to be a tremendous asset to the Department and to FSA's customers [...] Wayne knows this industry inside and out and has seen first-hand the benefits of serving students and helping them meet their financial and educational goals. This is just another reason why we are so excited to have him on the team as we work to put students' needs first."
N.C. case law: Can't be charged with rape if person revokes consent during sex
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina woman feels rejected by a decades-old North Carolina law that rules a person can't be charged with rape even if the other person revokes consent
A bill stalled in the Senate's Rules Committee would
In a Fayetteville Observer article published this week, 19-year-old Aaliyah Palmer says
she was the victim of a sex crime back in January.
A man pulled her into the bathroom for sex, for which she was willing. When the sex turned violent and she told the man to stop, he didn't listen.
In 1979, the NC Supreme Court ruled a person can't be charged with rape if the partner initially consented to sex,
but revoke consent after sexual intercourse begins.
In State Vs. Way, the court determined 'if the actual penetration is accomplished with the woman's consent, the accused is not guilty of rape, although he may be guilty of another crime because of his subsequent actions.'
Israel strikes Syrian military near Golan Heights
The action was a response to what the IDF said were more than 10 projectiles fired into Israel from inside Syria.
The IDF described the projectile fire as "errant," blaming it on internal fighting. Israeli aircraft targeted three positions from which the projectiles were fired, the IDF said. The strikes included hits on two tanks belonging to the Syrian regime.
The opioid epidemic in Ohio is so bad, a church is handing out Narcan
A week later, he encountered another at a nearby
Then another in his neighborhood.
That's when Bouer took action.
Bouer works at Holy Family Church, and during its annual family festival over the weekend,
the parish handed out Narcan kits to the congregation.
Working with the state attorney general's office, the church distributed 70 kits of the opioid overdose antidote.
"This 70 packs of Narcan, that is 70 lives," Bouer told CNN affiliate WLWT.
"I can't wait to hear stories and
testimonies of people being saved from the packs that are being served from our festival."
Overdose-related deaths have been on the rise all over the nation.
And Ohio's been particularly hard-hit. Dealers have been cutting heroin
with the synthetic fentanyl to give it a boost and stretch their supply or give
a bigger kick, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. Fentanyl is
50 to 100 times more potent than morphine and 30 to 50
times more potent than heroin.
Just a quarter of a milligram can kill someone.
Narcan counteracts the effects of opioids and can reverse an overdose. It's been used by hospitals and emergency responders for years, and there are efforts to expand access across the
country. But some say it's not a permanent solution.
China landslide: 15 dead, over 100 missing in Sichuan
About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian
county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 06:00 local time (22:00 GMT Friday).
Rescue teams are frantically searching for survivors trapped beneath rocks dislodged by heavy rainfall. President Xi Jinping urged rescuers to
"spare no effort".
A couple and a baby were rescued and taken to hospital after teams of workers used ropes to move large rocks, AFP news agency reports, citing local authorities. Qiao Dashuai told CCTV the baby had woken them and when they came to the door of their home they were swept away by water. He said his parents and other relatives were still missing.
Trump ends his self-made crisis where it started: Twitter
A promise made before Christmas is fizzling before the Fourth of July. In December, then-President-elect Trump told hundreds of workers at the Carrier manufacturing plant that he had worked out a deal to save their jobs. But it's not working out that way. A steady downpour today did little to wash away the fact that the jobs of 600 union employees are going south. "They're going to Monterrey, Mexico," said Robert James, president of the local union.
3 promises Trump made about health care that repeal plans haven't kept
Everybody's got to be covered.' "Everybody's got to be covered. This is an un-Republican thing for me to say,” Trump told CBS News in 2015 during the presidential primary. “I am going to take care of everybody. I don't care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody's going to be taken care of much better than they're taken care of now."
The Escalation of Police Shootings
While, Police Prosecutions.... Dwindle 6/20/17
Demands for answers after police kill pregnant Seattle mom
Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself From Russia Inquiry 6/13/17
reminds me of how
Reps of the Justice System...
Justify all actions
James Comey testifies: Former FBI director says he could not trust Trump to tell the truth 6/7/17
Ideology Unable to see or
believe facts or the truth
Israel's Snowball Gets Bigger, and now rolls faster
5 Years into the Syrian Civil War, Israel did nothing and stayed outside the fray, however, 2 Israeli Strikes in 3 Months, seems to mean the beginning of the snowball effects of being dragged into..., what is easily described, a Muslim Internal War.
Perhaps it's due to the change in the command of the U.S. Military, which now, is more willing to use weapons to get a point across, as compared to the "un willingness of the Obama Admin".
For the first time, an attack that took place inside of Israel
was actually, acknowledged by IS, although, the Palestinians claimed the attack, it was the first instance in which IS attempted to claim an attack in Israel...... "What's Next".
A Lie meant to "Intimidate" back fires on the Trump
The Lie that has been heard around the world, were words written in a Trump Tweet, attempting to scare former AG Comey, in a manner which "Rich" business owners use to intimidate customers who complain about a business fraud or improper behavior.
This Act of attempted "Intimidation" by Trump..., is nothing less that an action of a "Gang Boss" attempting to keep the mouth close of a possible witness to a crime by a gang member of a mob boss.
This act, in itself, ought to be considered a
Spoken Out Loud... Dems & Reps both feel the same
Answer: The Power of the Public Office is always 10 times more powerful than the "Rich" person's own money is.
Public Offices, often, wields $Millions in
cash, donated by millions of "Poor Tax
and it is this huge bundle of free money... that the powerful want to guide to the rich people friends, because once in office, the rich become extremely popular with other rich friends.
"it's who you know and not what you know", which is a very true saying, and it will 99.9% of the time, get a person pass the barriers that impede people who really know things... who ought to land the contract.
Trump's actions is no more than what is currently taking place in every small city, or county, across this nation......
Those sitting in the seats of power prefer "Rich" to serve with them because of the "back-door deals" that are more possible, and not because a rich person is smarter, more experienced or better.
For, it has been studied that sites that "Rich" are apt to
"Lie, Cheat, Miss Lead and Expect Favors"
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