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Ceremony marks anniversary of Little Rock school integration
Jared Kushner Used Private Email In Trump Administration, Lawyer Confirms
White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner has used both a private email account and an official email address to communicate with other government officials, according to his attorney. Responding to media reports about Kushner's email habits, his lawyer said, "All non-personal emails were forwarded to his official address."
The emails between Kushner's personal account and his White House colleagues number fewer than 100, Kushner's attorney, Abbe Lowell, said in a statement relayed by NPR's Tamara Keith.
"Mr. Kushner uses his White House email address to conduct White House business," Lowell said in the statement.
Emails have been a central theme for Kushner's father-in-law, President Trump, who has repeatedly said that Democratic rival Hillary Clinton should face federal criminal charges over her use of private email while serving as secretary of State.
Trump, The NFL And The Powder Keg History Of Race, Sports And Politics
Sunday was a historic day for the intersection of sports and politics.
Widespread protests in the National Football League, the most popular professional sport in America, were shown on broadcast channels across the country.
Stick to sports? Not this week. Whether sports fans wanted to see it or not, they couldn't avoid politics.
Athletes — mostly black — from every team in the country knelt, stood arm in arm, sat or refused to take the field for the national anthem. They even took it abroad with the first protest taking place in England, in a game that represents the NFL's effort to broaden the league's appeal.
And it's all because of President Trump.
"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now'? "He's fired!" Trump said at a political rally in Alabama, referring to NFL players who have knelt or sat in protest of social injustices, particularly in communities of color, as the national anthem has played.
Voicemails from nursing home where 11 died were deleted by governor's office
Scott gave out his number to nursing homes and assisted living facilities ahead of the hurricane so administrators could report concerns, according to a timeline released by Scott's office.
In the days following Irma, the staff at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills called four times. But the messages they left the governor weren't kept, as first reported by CBS4's Jim DeFede.
"The voicemails were not retained because the information from each voicemail was collected by the governor's staff and given to the proper agency for handling.
Every call was returned," Lauren Schenone, a spokeswoman for Scott, said in a statement on Sunday.
US government satellite image shows Puerto Rico blackout
Outside the capital city San Juan, residents are still isolated without power or communications, and it may take months to restore, officials warn.
Clean water and medicine are also scarce, locals residents report.
The island's governor warned on Monday of a "humanitarian crisis occurring in America", and called for more aid.
is part of the United States, and we need to take swift action,"
Governor Ricardo Rossello told CNN.
"This is a major disaster," he added, calling on the US Congress to produce "something tangible, a bill that actually answers to our need right now".
NFL players take a knee after Trump's criticism: Latest updates
London mayor says Britain should not host President Trump on state visit
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Sunday that it would be wrong for Britain to host U.S. President Donald Trump on a state visit, describing some of the U.S. leader's views on Islam as "ignorant". Khan and Trump have a history.
During the U.S. presidential election campaign, Khan was among many people who spoke out against Trump's proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States, an idea he
said would play into the hands of extremists.
Trump has criticized Khan, accusing the mayor of making a “pathetic excuse”
over his statement urging Londoners not to be alarmed by the presence of additional police on the streets in response to an attack in June
. At the annual conference of his opposition Labour Party, Khan told an audience with GuardianLive that he thought having a state visit, which Prime Minister Theresa May has said is still planned, was "wrong".
1,000 lawsuits: Guam clergy abuse scandal could widen, group says
HAGÅTÑA, Guam — A year after Gov. Eddie Calvo signed into law a bill allowing victims of child sexual abuse to sue their abusers and the groups they are associated with, at any time, Guam has seen 110 Catholic clergy sex abuse lawsuits.
And the number of cases filed could reach 1,000 because of the extent of cover-up, denials and vast reach of the abusers for decades, a national survivors group says.
Most of those sued, including the Archdiocese of Agana, the Boy Scouts of America and Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron, have challenged Public Law 33-187.
The archdiocese and the Boy Scouts said the law is unconstitutional and should apply only to the alleged perpetrators and not institutions such as the Catholic Church or the Boy Scouts.
Apuron, through his attorney, Jacqueline Terlaje, argued the 2016 law didn't retroactively lift the statute of limitations for childhood sexual
abuse cases and is unconstitutional because it takes away Apuron's due process rights.
Calvo, in a letter accompanying the law, said the bill has several legal and technical concerns, including whether it is even possible under
the constitution to retroactively lift the statute of limitations. He said he erred on the side of the aggrieved by making it law.
Attorney David Lujan, representing most of those who filed clergy sex abuse lawsuits, said it is important to note that while nearly all the defendants are challenging the law in their court filings, they want to settle the cases out of court.
Merkel gets a fourth term but German voters deliver far-right surge
Berlin (CNN)Angela Merkel has won a fourth term as German Chancellor, but with her party's lead in parliament cut and the country facing a surge in support for the far right. Exit polls predicted the hard-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) would become the third-largest group in the national parliament, the Bundestag, as German voters delivered a stinging blow to the traditional parties.
Merkel's center-right CDU and its sister CSU had their share of the vote slashed. Germany's oldest party, the center-left SPD, which had been in a "grand coalition" with Merkel, was consigned to opposition.
Tennessee church shooting suspect identified; 1 killed, 7 wounded
Samson, identified as African-American, is suspected of opening fire at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, southeast of Nashville, just after 11 a.m. He fired “multiple rounds,” police said in a news conference.
Metropolitan Nashville Police Department tweeted that Samson has been released from the hospital and will be charged with murder, in addition to attempted murder.
A church usher, identified as Robert Engle, 22, confronted the masked gunman at one point and was pistol-whipped, causing "significant injury around his head," police added. They said Engle went to his own car, grabbed a pistol and headed back into the church.
Law enforcement confirmed Samson, a legal U.S. resident, brought two guns to the church Sunday. They said he immigrated from Sudan in 1996.
It was initially reported that the gunman shot himself, although police said it's unclear whether he shot himself or the gun unintentionally discharged during his scuffle with Engle.
Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure
Comey, whose firing by President Trump in May set off a political firestorm, delivered the keynote address Friday at the historically black college's opening convocation. Just as he took the podium to speak, protesters at the back of the auditorium stood up and, with fists raised high, began singing the civil rights song "We Shall Not Be Moved."
They also chanted "no justice, no peace," and "get out James Comey, you're not our homey."
Students used a Facebook page and a Twitter account, both titled HUResist, to help organize the protests against Comey and his new position at the university. Protesters accused him of working against black communities during his time as FBI director.
One example: Comey's comments in 2015 about the so-called Ferguson effect, the intense scrutiny of police actions that some in the law enforcement world said followed the killing of a black man outside St. Louis, Mo., and the increasing use of video to capture interactions between police and black communities across the country. The scrutiny was causing police to be timid, according to some, which was fueling an increase in crime. That notion caused an uproar and President Obama's White House disagreed with Comey's assessment.
10 Months After Election Day, Feds Tell States More About Russian Hacking
The Department of Homeland Security said earlier this year that it had evidence of Russian activity in 21 states, but it failed to inform individual states whether they were among those targeted.
Instead, DHS authorities say they told those who had "ownership" of the systems — which in some cases were private vendors or local election offices.
State election officials were finally contacted by federal
authorities on Friday about whether their election systems were among those targeted for attack last year by Russian hackers.
Wisconsin, 20 other U.S. states targeted by Russian hackers in 2016 election
Wisconsin, a key state in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, said on Friday it was one of the 21 states that the federal government notified were targeted by Russian government hackers but no votes were changed.
The Department of Homeland Security confirmed it had notified the 21 states but declined to identify them Friday.
Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Michael Haas said Homeland Security told 21 states that "Russian government cyber actors" targeted
their state voter registration systems in 2016.
Homeland Security told Wisconsin that the Russian government "scanned internet-connected election infrastructure likely seeking specific vulnerabilities such as access to voter registration
Macron's labour reforms spark huge demonstration in Paris
was organised by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the far left leader who has emerged as the president's principle political opponent.
It comes a day after Mr Macron signed a new law aimed at making it easier for businesses to hire and fire staff.
It is the third such protest to take place in France this month.
On Thursday, some 132,000 people took part in nationwide protests condemning the reforms, while more than 220,000 turned out for demonstrations on 12 September.
Crowds gathered in Paris on Saturday after Mr Mélenchon, leader of the radical leftist La France Insoumise (France Unbowed), urged people to join the march from Place de la Bastille to the Place de la République.
Mr Mélenchon, whose party opposes the controversial labour reforms, is an outspoken critic of the president's liberal economic line and has said that the policy changes are an attack on workers' rights.
Puerto Rico dam failure 'imminent' after Hurricane Maria
The National Weather Service (NWS) said the "imminent failure" of the Guajataca Dam was a "life-threatening situation".
More than 70,000 people live in the nearby areas of Isabela and Quebradillas.
At least 13
people have died since Maria ripped through Puerto Rico, knocking out power to the whole island.
The Guajataca Dam, at the northern
end of Lake Guajataca in the north-west, began to show signs of failing at 14:10
local time (18:10 GMT) on Friday, operators said.
The NWS warned of flash flooding in Isabela and Quebradillas.
All 70,000 residents were initially
told to flee but there are reports that the evacuation zone has since been narrowed.
Donald Trump: LeBron James calls president a 'bum' after Steph Curry comments
"We will never back down," Smith titled his statement. "We no longer can afford to stick to sports."
"Whether or not Roger and the owners will speak for themselves about their views on player rights and their commitment to player safety remains to be seen. This union, however, will never back down when it comes to protecting the constitutional rights of our players as citizens as well as their safety as men who compete in a game that exposes them to great risks."
Democrat Elijah Cummings begins probe into Jared Kushner's private emails
Grassley to FBI: Was Trump warned about Russia?
WASHINGTON — Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley released a letter late Thursday to FBI Director Christopher Wray asking if agents ever warned Donald Trump about possible attempts by the Russian government to infiltrate his campaign last year.
Through Sports, Black Americans were able to "Rise"
Police Slow to Probe N.H. Boy's Hanging, Family Alleges 9/18/2017
96% White Community, 14 year old boys "Hang" a 8 year Mix Raced Boy
The Entire Justice System
" RIGGED "
The Concerns Just Got A Lot Higher
Japan and China's History
is there and it wasn't pretty.
North Korea and
South Korea are still going on because a conclusion of the war... never was established.
The Philippines and Vietnam are areas of the world that can become a hot spot if and when anything kicks off.
Japan's chose to begin defending themselves 2 years ago, and now, they are speaking of their own
"Defensive War Capabilities",
only cause us to wonder, how long will it take for Japan to smack back at China or North Korea?
Trump's words has gotten the wrong type or response.
Arrogance & Egotistical wearing a "Badge"
Protector's of the Innocent...
are not the type of character that exist in the current members of the Policing Department serving men and woman today.
The Power of the Badge,
The Power of the Position,
The Guaranteed Gang Style Membership & Gang Style Loyalty, is why they serve.
There is no sense of Honor as a honest and loyal representative of the law
"for the citizens" that the individual police officer, serve each and every day,
12 to 15 hours per day.
Honor for today's Police Officers, are pledges first..., to the partner with whom they serve, second to the team within the police department that the officer serve with, 3rd to the police department itself, 4th to the entire Justice System itself, and never...
does honor include the tax paying citizens, who pay for everything that each officer wear, ride around in, and use to shackle, entrap, wound and kill citizens with.
Who Streets are they...
THE STREETS ARE OWNED BY THE CITIZENS....
The Chanting is an example of the degree of miss understanding of the role that police officer's actually serve, to the extent that, this degree of miss understanding of the job is indicative of the leadership at every level of the Justice System.
One who avoided the Vietnam War,
"Speaks awful Loud"
wield the office that they hold, equal to their
"Hypocrite Like Human Trait",
as exampled in this case, with big talking Trump, speaking about how the U.S. will destroy North Korea as if there are huge systems of robots who will be doing
all of the war work, and not
Human Beings..., actually carrying out the war acts.
Just as Trump's Grandfather avoided joining the military and was subsequently expelled from Germany for that reason,
his Grand Son, Donald, avoided joining the Military to do his part, and now he's speaking big.
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