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Catalonia to declare independence from Spain within days - region's chief

Catalonia to declare independence from Spain within days - region's chief The weekend's violence - broadcast worldwide in images of police using rubber bullets and batons on voters - prompted condemnation internationally and at home. Preliminary results of Sunday's poll showed a 90 per cent vote in favour of independence. Catholic leaders voiced pleas for peace after a Catalonian regional referendum vote on secession from Spain drew a strong police reaction. [Full Article...]

USA will 'be talking about gun laws as time goes by'

USA will 'be talking about gun laws as time goes by' Paddock's brother described the gunman as a multi-millionaire property developer who liked to gamble large amounts of money at the world-famous casinos in Las Vegas , but said he had no known political or religious agenda. "Now that is what worked in Australia". "Protecting people's rights was very important", Ryan said. Republican leaders have pushed back on Democrats' calls for tightening... [Full Article...]

Anthony Kennedy Doesn't Tip Hand In Landmark Redistricting Case

Anthony Kennedy Doesn't Tip Hand In Landmark Redistricting Case The conservative justices were less vocal but expressed skepticism about whether the court should be setting firm deadlines for hearings in immigration cases. Both sides argued their case to the court on Tuesday. That decision said a map is an unconstitutional gerrymander if the ruling party's map is meant to place a severe burden on voters of the opposing party; has that effect; and can not b... [Full Article...]

Dolphins kneel for national anthem, stand during British anthem

Dolphins kneel for national anthem, stand during British anthem The Saints are favored by three points to win this one. Michael Thomas did not take a knee against the Jets last week, but he was one of the Dolphins players that took a knee during every game in 2016. Too many National Football League coaches are getting by with whatever they've got at quarterback . Plenty went wrong against NY. Last week the Dolphins narrowly avoided a shutout again... [Full Article...]

Study says wealthy would get most from tax plan

Study says wealthy would get most from tax plan The original version of the administration's plan had the lowest tax bracket extend up to $37,500 of taxable income for singles and $75,000 for joint filers, which roughly matches up with what the 10% and 15% brackets now cover. "I don't benefit. I don't benefit", Trump said Wednesday. How did our current tax code get so broken and convoluted? It includes many useful and productive steps, especi... [Full Article...]

China curbs oil product exports to North Korea, bans condensate

China curbs oil product exports to North Korea, bans condensate Washington , and in particular US President Donald Trump , have until very recently been critical of Beijing's cautious approach to its belligerent and nuclear-armed neighbor. Over the last couple of months many have been concerned over the increase in tensions between the US and North Korea . Of special significance is China , for whom a nuclear South Korea is a greater threat than a nuclear... [Full Article...]

Baylor professor on the responses to National Football League protests

Baylor professor on the responses to National Football League protests Donald Trump disagrees with me. After spending several days reading views from both sides, I came across a decades-old quote from legendary Packers coach Vince Lombardi that really got my attention. Don't believe me? Ask James Damore and Brandon Eich how their freedom of speech worked out for them. Yes - even here, in a country that is so free, there are still limitations, and this is what Tr... [Full Article...]

Trump Reveals Details of 'Largest Tax Cut in History'

Trump Reveals Details of 'Largest Tax Cut in History' If the GOP-controlled Congress passes the plan, it would be the first major overhaul of the USA tax code in three decades. "It's a refreshing change from our current outdated tax code, which for too long hasn't worked for many Americans". [Full Article...]

Woods hopes for 'healing' in divided US

Woods hopes for 'healing' in divided US In two previous Presidents Cup appearances, in 2013 and 2015, Matsuyama has compiled a record of three wins, four defeats and two halved matches. "This is a non-partisan event", Monahan said. "Does that tell you what people think?" Liberty National has been set up for this week's Presidents Cup , which begins with Thursday's opening session of alternate shot matches, for fireworks and more ... [Full Article...]

How Healthcare Failures Might Be Influencing Tax Reform

How Healthcare Failures Might Be Influencing Tax Reform Tuesday's meeting with more than a dozen members of the committee included Republican Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, the panel's chairman; Rep. Richard Neal of MA, the panel's top Democrat; and Rep. I'm referring to the estate tax, of course - a federal levy on estates worth over $5.5 million for individuals. It would invite very high-earners-lawyers, lobbyists, consultants, and doctors-to recharact... [Full Article...]

Primary opponents lining up behind Roy Moore

Primary opponents lining up behind Roy Moore Moore, who had taken to driving his 10 Commandments monument around the state in his truck after being kicked out of office in 2003 , wielded a gun at his Monday night campaign rally and rode to the polls Tuesday on horseback . He helped win the case and bring in a massive settlement for Alabama and other gulf coast states. "Which is sovereign? The people, or the money?" he said. [Full Article...]

Trump pins blame on McCain as latest GOP health-care bill sinks

Trump pins blame on McCain as latest GOP health-care bill sinks But our Republican Senators are still trying to pass this new bill, because they don't actually care what you think, they want you to think what they think. Collins' announcement makes it nearly impossible for senators to reach that threshold, unless they can persuade either Sen. U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Kentucky U.S. [Full Article...]

Police Arrest 181 at Hearing on GOP Health Care Bill

Stabenow on Monday said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that she doubts the bill will pass, but that the new version has changed a few provisions, including protections for those with preexisting conditions. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who has been working with Cassidy and Graham on the legislation, told CNN that not taking action now will leave Republicans stuck with the blame on any fut... [Full Article...]

White House 'Planning' on Health Care Vote This Week

Instead, states would be given pots of money and would get to decide how to spend it. Susan Collins , R-Maine, indicated Sunday that she was unlikely to vote in favor of it. President Trump has praised the legislation as a "great bill" and has promoted it in several tweets that misrepresent what it would do to the nation's health care system. [Full Article...]

Puebloan frantic, trying to reach family members in Puerto Rico

Puebloan frantic, trying to reach family members in Puerto Rico Puebloan Ernesto Quinones has been trying to contact his two sisters, Evangelina and Eunice Quinones, and brother, Rafael Quinones. To help those in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, ASI will match your donations dollar for dollar, up to $10,000. [Full Article...]

German election results unlikely to alter relations with Czech Republic

German election results unlikely to alter relations with Czech Republic Support for Merkel's Christian Democratic Union and her Bavarian CSU allies slid to 36 per cent compared with 40 per cent in early August, according to a weekly Forsa poll published on Tuesday. To bridge the gap, Schäuble could take up the Eurogroup presidency, as Jeroen Dijsselbloem is set to leave the Eurogroup by the time the new Dutch government is formed (expected by the end of 2017). [Full Article...]

Mexico quake: Bodies of Taiwan, Korea, Spain nationals recovered

Mexico quake: Bodies of Taiwan, Korea, Spain nationals recovered According to reports, among the collapsed buildings in the capital were a school, a factory, a supermarket, factory and apartment blocks. The US government has deployed a team of search-and-rescue specialists to Mexico City to assist with recovery efforts there, bringing the number of forward-positioned US disaster assistance teams to almost unprecedented levels. [Full Article...]

Trump to Alabama Crowd: 'You Are Protected' From NKorea

Trump to Alabama Crowd: 'You Are Protected' From NKorea During his campaign, Trump often expressed nostalgia for the "old days" - claiming, for example, that protesters at his rallies would have been carried out on stretchers back then. Despite Trump's embrace of unusual, the president also said he told the candidate that if he does lose Tuesday's runoff, he will "be here campaigning like hell for [Moore]". [Full Article...]

Clinton hints at contesting election

Clinton hints at contesting election Feinstein said the tweet was "appalling and disgusting". "There's a lot to be proud of what people in the resistance are doing every day", Clinton said. "People say, 'Well, not everybody who voted for Bernie ended up voting for Hillary, '" Sanders said. He is quick to challenge or criticize anything that undercuts that premise. [Full Article...]

Bills rookie Zay Jones returns to North Carolina to face Panthers

Bills rookie Zay Jones returns to North Carolina to face Panthers In the offseason, the Panthers asked Newton to change the way he played, to run less in an effort reduce the physical punishment on his body. That ended on a failed fourth-and-1 conversion from the Panthers 44. Over the past three seasons with the Panthers he has 37 combined catches for 370 yards and three touchdowns. "Worked hard in putting together a goal-line stand", defensive end Jerry Hugh... [Full Article...]


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