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6 days ago

The worst-case scenario for the economy under Trump just happened in another country - Washington Post

Brazil's embattled president, Dilma Rousseff, is no longer the country's top politician. The judgment ends a a protracted process which began last December when the impeachment request got the green light in Brazil's lower house. (Marina Lopes, Dom Phillips, Jason Aldag / The Washington Post)

It is hard to compare Donald Trump to anyone else in American politics, especially when it comes to the economy.The president-elect plans to combinerestrictions ongoods imported from abroad, which are usually advocated by liberal politicians, with conventionally Republican policies, such as tax relieffor thewealthy and major corporations, along with more federal borrowing.

More than any

2 months ago

Clinton: Trump's comments aid extremists

In the wake of the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says anti-Muslim rhetoric by her Republican rival Donald Trump is being used by extremists in their recruiting. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). Story: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton slammed her Republican rival, Donald Trump, on Monday (September 19), telling reporters that Trump's rhetoric helps recruit extremists. Clinton spoke to reporters in response to a series of bombs that were found in New York and New Jersey over the weekend. New York police have named a 28-year-old man of Afghan descent as a suspect in at least one of the bombings, but Clinton said this should not be used as an excuse to target immigrants or Muslims. She said calls by Trump to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. are being used as online recruiting tools by extremists. Meanwhile, U.S. authorities were searching on Monday for an Afghanistan-born American in connection with a New York City bombing that left dozens injured and could be linked to pipe bombs found in New Jersey. Investigators believe more people were involved in the New York and New Jersey bombing plots, two U.S. officials told Reuters. The New York Police Department released a photo of 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to question him about a Saturday night explosion that injured 29 people in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood and for a blast earlier that day in Seaside Park, New Jersey,

5 months ago

Not Just Science Fiction - How Technology Will Shape the Future of Cancer Treatments - Huffington Post

Television shows like Star Trek once predicted a universe where devices could detect disease, and treatments could be delivered at the push of a button to reverse diseases once considered incurable.

We aren't quite there yet, but innovation is changing the field of healthcare in remarkable ways. Futuristic technologies like genetic engineering are becoming more mature; advances are made every day in our understanding of causes and cures for some of our most devastating healthcare problems.

Teaching the Body to Fight the Enemy Within

In healthcare, entrepreneurship is time-sensitive: today's innovation could save someone's life tomorrow. And within healthcare, there may

8 months ago

Hunters kill 15-foot, 800-pound alligator believed to have attacked cattle

April 2, 2016: These photos show a 15-foot, 800-pound alligator killed by two hunters in Okeechobee, Fla. April 2, 2016: These photos show a 15-foot, 800-pound alligator killed by two hunters in Okeechobee, Fla. (Blake Godwin/Outwest Farms, Inc./Facebook)



A pair of Florida hunters bagged a 15-foot, 800-pound alligator Saturday and photos of the massive specimen have gone viral.



Lee Lightsey, the owner of Outwest Farms in Okeechobee, and hunting guide Blake Godwin discovered the alligator in one their cattle ponds while on a guided hunt. They believe the gator had been feasting on the farm's cattle.



"We ... discovered the remains what we determined to be cattle in the water. We determined that he was in fact attacking our livestock as they came to drink," Godwin told Fox13.



The guide said Lightsey shot the gator as it surfaced about 20 feet in front of them. Godwin said the animal was so big that the pair had to use a farm tractor to pull it out of the water.



Photos posted on the farm's Facebook page showed the alligator dangling from the tractor. Godwin insisted the photos weren't a belated April Fool's Day joke.



"It is hard to believe that something this big exists in the wild," Godwin said. "Hunting is a way of life for us and we are very proud of it."



Outwest Farms has been guiding hunts for alligators, wild boar, and turkey for 18 years and Lightsey says on his website he's been hunting all his life. According to Godwin, the largest alligator they had taken before Saturday's hunt was just over 14 feet long.



The pair plan to donate the gator's meat to charity and have the alligator taxidermied for display at their hunting shows and expos.



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12 months ago

In historic decision, Pentagon chief opens all jobs in combat units to women - Washington Post

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced that he is opening all jobs in combat units to women, after years of research and debate on the role of women in the military. (Reuters)

Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said Thursday that he is opening all jobs in combat units to women, a landmark decision that ends a three-year period of research with a number of firsts for female service members and bitter debate at times about how women should be integrated.

The decision opens the militarys most elite units to women who can meet the rigorous requirements for the positions for the first time, including in the Navy SEALs, Army Special Forces and other Special Operations Units. It

1 year ago

Chicago protesters block store entrances - Northwest Arkansas News

CHICAGO -- Hundreds of protesters blocked store entrances and shut down four lanes of traffic in Chicago's ritziest shopping district on Black Friday to draw attention to the 2014 police killing of a black teenager who was shot 16 times by a white officer.

Demonstrators shrugged off a cold drizzle to turn the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season on Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile into a high-profile platform from which to deliver their message: The killing of Laquan McDonald, 17, was another example of what they say is the systemic disregard police show for the lives and rights of black people.

They chanted "16 shots! 16 shots!" and stopped traffic for blocks t

1 year ago

Former Top UN Official Accused in Chinese Bribery Investigation

Six people, including former United Nations General Assembly President John Ashe, were charged today in a wide-ranging corruption and bribery scheme related to business projects in the Chinese gambling hub of Macau.

Ashe is accused of accepting over $1 million in bribes from sources in China in exchange for performing official actions for businessmen who were seeking benefits from the U.N. and the government of Antigua and Barbuda the country for which Ashe was also an ambassador to the U.N., according to a criminal complaint released today. Ashe was President of the General Assembly in 2013.

Among other things, Ashe accepted over $500,000 of bribes facilitated by [defendants Francis] Lorenzo and [Jeff C.] Yin from [defendant Ng Lap Seng], who was seeking to build a multi-billion dollar, U.N.-sponsored conference center in Macau, China, the complaint says. Ambassador Francis Lorenzo is a naturalized U.S. citizen, but has been a U.N. diplomat representing the Dominican Republic for the last 11 years, according to the complaint.

The complaint says Ashe also received over $800,000 in bribes from various Chinese businessmen and in return supported these businessmens interests within the United Nations and with senior Antiguan government officials, including the countrys then-Prime Minister with whom Ashe shared a portion of the bribe payments.

An attorney for Lorenzo, Brian Bieber, told ABC News his client voluntarily surrendered to the FBI early this morning.

"Ambassador Lorenzo acted in good faith at all times and to his detriment, trusted the people he dealt with and relied on their integrity," Bieber said. "We anticipate a response to all the detailed allegations being leveled against the Ambassador to be forthcoming shortly."

ABC News previously reported Ngs arrest late last month by the FBI. He is accused of lying about why he brought $4.5 million in cash to the United States. The complaint against Ng details a series of trips he made to the U.S., often by private jet, allegedly carrying large amounts of cash, but did not say for whom the money was intended.

Almost two decades ago, Ng was identified in a 1998 Senate report as the source of hundreds of thousands of dollars illegally funneled through an Arkansas restaurant owner, Charlie Trie, to the Democratic National Committee during the Clinton administration.

Tries contributions purchased access for himself and Ng to the highest levels of our government, the Senate report said.Ng and Trie made a number of visits to the White House to attend Democratic National Committee-sponsored events and was photographed with President Bill Clinton and then-First Lady Hillary Clinton. ABC News reported in 1997 that Ng had made six trips to the White House.

After Ngs arrest last month, a spokesman for the Hillary Clinton Presidential campaign, Brian Fallon, said there had been no contact between the campaign and Ng, and there is no indication of any current ties to the Clintons or the Democratic Party.

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