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Sanders welcomes cameras back to the White House...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 8:28 pm

Sanders welcomes cameras back to the White House briefing with a strategic monologue and letter from 'Dylan'  Washington PostWhite House on the defensive over Trump's transgender military ban  The HillWhite House defends reversal of 'Obama policy' on transgender military service  Fox NewsFull coverag […]

Venezuela crisis: US sanctions 13 top officials
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 8:28 pm

The move comes as President Maduro rejects calls to cancel a vote for a new constituent assembly. […]

Jets claim Lucky Whitehead off waivers after...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 8:16 pm

Jets claim Lucky Whitehead off waivers after Cowboys cut WR  ESPNJets claim wideout Lucky Whitehead off waivers  NFL.comLucky Whitehead gets a shot with Jets after drama-fueled release from Cowboys  SB NationLucky Whitehead's agent: He wouldn't accept a return to the Cowboys  NBCSports.comFull coverag […]

Health Care Vote: Senate Rejects Repeal Without...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 8:11 pm

Health Care Vote: Senate Rejects Repeal Without Replace  New York TimesSenate rejects repeal-only ObamaCare plan  The Hill (blog)Senate Rejects Straight Repeal of Obamacare  NBCNews.comSenate rejects measure to repeal much of the Affordable Care Act  Washington PostObamacare repeal lacks votes to pass in Senate -- live updates  CBS NewsFull coverag […]

On the brink
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 8:06 pm

Sweden's government appears on the brink of falling - so what led to the crisis? […]

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Coke's hot new soda, isn't...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 8:05 pm

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Coke's hot new soda, isn't actually that new at all  Washington PostCoca-Cola Revamps Coke Zero  BloombergCoca-Cola Axes Coke Zero for 'Coca-Cola Zero Sugar'  AdAge.comCoke banishes Coke Zero, introduces Coke Zero Sugar  ConsumerAffairsCoca-Cola's earnings, sales top Wall Street expectations with more healthy drinks on tap  CNBCFull coverag […]

Facebook reports better-than-expected sales and...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 8:05 pm

Facebook reports better-than-expected sales and profit growth  CNBCFacebook beats across the board for Q2 with $9.32 billion in revenue  Business InsiderWith 2 Billion Monthly Active Users, Facebook Brings In Revenue of $9.3 Billion in Q2  VarietyFull coverag […]

Italy drought: Water cuts pose Rome 'health risk'
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 8:01 pm

Italy's health minister warns against water rationing in the city as the drought bites. […]

Switzerland's Lavertezzo overrun with tourists...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Village dubbed the "Maldives of Milan" is being turned into an "open air toilet", residents say. […]

Italians flock to Swiss town after viral video
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 8:00 pm

A video showing a group of friends swimming in the Verzasca river has inspired hundreds of tourists. […]

How Maddox Jolie-Pitt Became Angelina Jolie's...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 7:32 pm

How Maddox Jolie-Pitt Became Angelina Jolie's Right-Hand Man  E! OnlineAngelina Jolie on Love at First Sight with Baby Maddox, Menopause and More in Candid Interview  PEOPLE.comAngelina Jolie: Kids and I Are Still 'Healing' After Brad Pitt Divorce  RollingStone.comAngelina Jolie Solo  Vanity FairBrad Pitt Talks Divorce, Quitting Drinking, and Becoming a Better Man  GQ MagazineFull coverag […]

Trump: Transgender people 'can't serve' in US...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 7:27 pm

The US president cites "tremendous medical costs and disruption" for the ban. […]

Michelle Obama Says Racist Attacks Like Being...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 7:17 pm

Michelle Obama Says Racist Attacks Like Being Called an Ape 'Cut the Deepest' as First Lady  BETMichelle Obama Keeps Showing Up When She Is Needed Most  Vanity FairFort Collins students introduce Michelle Obama at Denver event  The ColoradoanFull coverag […]

Trump to reinstate US military ban on transgender...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 6:56 pm

Trump to reinstate US military ban on transgender people  CNNTrump's transgender military ban is another case of political malpractice  Washington PostThe Hill's 12:30 Report  The HillTrump Punishes Transgender Patriots  New York TimesThe Cruelty and Cynicism of Trump's Transgender Ban  The New YorkerFull coverag […]

Julio Jones hires divers to search for expensive...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 6:55 pm

Julio Jones hires divers to search for expensive earring lost in lake  NBCSports.comHave a seat, coach: Quinn set for training camp with Falcons  FOXSports.comJulio Jones hired a diving crew to search for $100K earring he lost while jet skiing  CBSSports.comFull coverag […]

Canada's Supreme Court halts seismic testing near...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 6:39 pm

The highest court ruled that the community was not adequately consulted on the oil and gas project. […]

'This seems endless.' Fires force evacuation of...
Posted by Kim Willsher on July 26, 2017 at 6:35 pm

Wildfires blazing across the south of France have forced the emergency evacuation of thousands of residents and tourists. The French authorities said they had moved to safety around 12,000 people — most of whom are vacationing on its Mediterranean coast in camping sites and holiday homes — as flames... […]

New TSA rule for screening electronics will apply...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 6:25 pm

New TSA rule for screening electronics will apply at all US airports  Los Angeles TimesPassengers will have to take tablets out of carry-ons under new TSA screening guidelines  Dallas NewsTSA Will Now Screen All Electronics 'Larger Than a Cell Phone'  ExtremeTechFull coverag […]

Trump is set to make a big jobs announcement, and...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 6:20 pm

Trump is set to make a big jobs announcement, and all signs points to a Foxconn plant in Wisconsin  Business InsiderInvitation: Trump to announce Foxconn plant in Wisconsin  ABC NewsWhite House: Trump to announce new tech manufacturing initiative  The HillWatch Live: President Trump Makes Big Jobs Announcement  FortuneWhy Foxconn should invest in Illinois. And why it probably won't.  Chicago TribuneFull coverag […]

Rolling Stone writer who wanted Justin Trudeau as...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Rolling Stone writer who wanted Justin Trudeau as president is moving to Canada  Washington ExaminerRolling Stone cover asks why can't Canada PM be US president  Washington PostRolling Stone's Justin Trudeau cover: 'Why can't he be our president?'  Washington TimesRolling Stone gazes fondly, but not deeply, at Justin Trudeau: Menon  Toronto StarTrudeau's celebrity helps Trudeau, not Canada  The Globe and MailFull coverag […]

King Cobras In A Can: Deadly Snakes Arrive In US,...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 5:40 pm

King Cobras In A Can: Deadly Snakes Arrive In US, Shipped As Potato Chips  NPRKing cobra snakes found hidden inside mailed potato chip cans  CBS NewsThese potato chip cans held a surprise: Smuggled king cobras  Washington PostMan held after deadly king cobras smuggled into US in potato chip cans  Los Angeles TimesMonterey Park Man Arrested on Federal Smuggling Charges Stemming from Shipment of Live King Cobras | USAO ...  US Department of JusticeFull coverag […]

US Muslims: Survey suggests nearly half suffer...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 5:37 pm

Three quarters of US Muslims say President Trump is "unfriendly toward" them, Pew research suggests. […]

Man arrested after live cobras found inside...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm

A California man is charged with smuggling after the snakes were intercepted by customs officers. […]

Amazon seeks to fill 50000 warehouse jobs,...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 5:25 pm

Amazon seeks to fill 50000 warehouse jobs, including hundreds in Kent  Seattle TimesAmazon hiring another 50K fulfillment employees, holds new 'Jobs Day' events at warehouses  GeekWireAmazon wants to hire you, and 49999 others, to pack stuff  CNETFull coverag […]

Auschwitz: First travelling exhibition will visit...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 5:22 pm

More than 600 items will visit 14 different cities in Europe and the US, starting later this year. […]

Pakistan village council orders 'revenge rape' of...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 4:51 pm

A teenager in Multan is raped by order of a village council after her brother was accused of rape. […]

Scalise discharged from hospital
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Scalise discharged from hospital  CNNRep. Scalise discharged from hospital weeks after shooting, to begin rehabilitation  Washington PostRep. Scalise Released From Hospital 6 Weeks After Shooting  NPRFull coverag […]

Listen to Russian pranksters trick Rick Perry...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Listen to Russian pranksters trick Rick Perry into a conversation about pig manure  Washington PostWednesday Morning Briefing  ReutersRick Perry talked with prank callers for 22 minutes about energy policy and manure  The VergeU.S. energy secretary duped into fake interview with Russian comedians  ReutersUS Energy Secretary Rick Perry shows interest in Ukrainian manure during prank call  PravdaFull coverag […]

Trump launches new attacks on Sessions
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 4:07 pm

Trump launches new attacks on Sessions  Washington PostGOP Senate candidate: concerns about Trump are 'coming to fruition'  The HillRep. Brooks offers to drop out of Alabama Senate race to clear way for Sessions  PoliticoIf Trump offers you a job, don't take it  CNNMaking enemies? Trump falls out with more top officials after attacks on Sessions & McCabe  RTFull coverag […]

Obamacare: First Republican healthcare bill fails...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 3:23 pm

Senators reject the first proposal to overhaul US healthcare policy in the first of many votes. […]

Transgender veteran fears witch-hunt following...
Posted by Guardian Staff on July 26, 2017 at 8:25 pm

Vanessa Sheridan, a transgender air force veteran – who is now director of transgender relations and community engagement at the Center on Halsted in Chicago – says she is disappointed with Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people in the US military. Sheridan said she was concerned that the move would lead to the persecution of transgender people in the US military Donald Trump says US military will not allow transgender people to serveContinue reading... […]

White House defends transgender military ban –...
Posted by Guardian Staff on July 26, 2017 at 8:25 pm

The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, defended Donald Trump’s decision, announced via Twitter on Wednesday morning, to ban transgender people from serving in the US military. “This was a decision based on what was best for the military and military cohesion and on the counsel of his national security team,” Sanders told reporters in her first briefing as press secretaryDonald Trump says US military will not allow transgender people to serveContinue reading... […]

Trans healthcare costs are actually a tiny...
Posted by Molly Redden on July 26, 2017 at 8:14 pm

Trump has argued the Pentagon cannot be ‘burdened’ with the ‘tremendous medical costs’ of covering trans military members – but a closer look at the numbers reveals a different reality On Wednesday, when Donald Trump tweeted that the US armed forces would not “allow or accept” transgender people into military service, he argued the Pentagon “cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs” of covering transgender-related healthcare.That’s been a common refrain for Republicans who oppose open service by transgender members of the military. In June, congresswoman Vicki Hartzler of Missouri said that the cost of covering service […]

Covering of Grenfell Tower to begin within three...
Posted by Harriet Sherwood on July 26, 2017 at 8:03 pm

Scaffolding would allow a lift to be installed to aid removal of materials, while wrapping would prevent dust and ash being distributed from the siteAn operation to cover the blackened hulk of Grenfell Tower will begin in the next three weeks and is likely to take until mid-autumn because of its complexity.Michael Lockwood, who is in charge of site recovery, told a meeting of local residents on Wednesday evening that scaffolding would begin to be erected around the tower in the next two to three weeks, and the operation to wrap the tower would take a minimum of 12 weeks. Continue reading... […]

U.S. sanctions Venezuelan officials, one killed...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 7:33 pm

WASHINGTON/CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - The Trump administration imposed sanctions on 13 senior Venezuelan officials as the country's opposition launched a two-day strike on Wednesday, heaping pressure on unpopular President Nicolas Maduro to scrap plans for a controversial new congress. […]

Four migrants die trying to cross Rio Grande,...
Posted by Nina Lakhani in Mexico City on July 26, 2017 at 6:48 pm

Three Guatemalans, including two children, and woman of unconfirmed nationality die in effort to reach Texas after torrential rain swelled riverAt least four people including two children have died trying to cross the swollen Rio Grande, the latest fatal incident involving Central American migrants attempting to reach the United States.Three of the victims – a 37-year-old woman, a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year old boy – were Guatemalan nationals, according to the country’s foreign ministry. The nationality of the fourth victim, an adult woman, has not yet been confirmed. The victims were part of a group of undocumented migrants trying to cross into El Paso, Texas, from […]

Trump says transgender people will be banned from...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 6:41 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would ban transgender people from the U.S. military, an action appealing to some in his conservative political base but sowing confusion about the fate of thousands of transgender service members. […]

U.S. to impose stricter electronic carry-on...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 6:38 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said Wednesday it will impose new stricter security rules requiring airline travelers to remove all electronic items larger than mobile phones like tablets, e-readers and video game consoles from carry-on baggage for screening. […]

Russia, EU bristle at proposed new U.S. sanctions...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 6:36 pm

MOSCOW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia warned it was edging closer to retaliation against Washington after the House of Representatives backed new U.S. sanctions on Moscow, while the European Union said the move might affect its energy security and it stood ready to act too. […]

Face veils and respect for British culture |...
Posted by Letters on July 26, 2017 at 6:36 pm

We all need to respect the culture in which we live, says Fatima Mirza, while Jenny Bushell argues that the face veil is a 12th-century custom that discriminates against womenAs a Muslim woman, the case of Rachida Serroukh (Mother sues daughter’s school over face veil ban, 21 July) fills me with dismay. It has been widely documented that there is no religious obligation, in the Qur’an, for a woman to wear a face veil, burqa or niqab, but simply to dress modestly.I wonder if she thought the staff at the school (or the children) would look at her suggestively. I very much doubt they would. The face veil can be intimidating and frightening for children. Ironically, the countries […]

Bisexual people should count for more in the LGBT...
Posted by Letters on July 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Edward Lord and Ria Hopkinson regret Philip Hensher’s lack of solidarity with bisexual people in BritainPhilip Hensher’s article about LGBT Pride (How the straight majority still silences gay people, 22 July) could have been a thoughtful discourse on how queer voices are so often unheard because of the dominance of heteronormativity.Instead, he attacked not just straight people but others whose experience of gender and sexuality is different from the cultural ideal. Continue reading... […]

A better test of fitting in to Swiss society |...
Posted by Letters on July 26, 2017 at 6:28 pm

The mayor of the Swiss town of Crans-près-Céligny, Robert Middleton, explains how his canton conducts its citizenship testsYour article (Sports, shopping and how to be Swiss, 19 July) reported on calls to change citizenship tests in Switzerland after Funda Yilmaz, a lifelong resident of the country, was rejected by the municipality of Buchs. I would not like your readers to think that the events described are typical of the whole of Switzerland. Related: Switzerland puzzles over citizenship test after lifelong resident fails Continue reading... […]

Rouhani says Iran will respond to any new U.S....
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 6:18 pm

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran will reciprocate if the United States imposes new sanctions on it, president Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday according to state media, casting further doubt over the outlook for the 2015 Iran nuclear accord. […]

U.S. lawmaker wounded in June shooting discharged...
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 5:47 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise, the No. 3 Republican leader in the House of Representatives who was shot and wounded last month, has been discharged from a hospital, the medical center said on Wednesday. […]

Venezuela crisis: US imposes fresh sanctions in...
Posted by Sibylla Brodzinsky on July 26, 2017 at 5:43 pm

Sanctions unveiled for alleged human rights abuses and corruptionOpposition activists launch 48-hour strike before Sunday’s controversial voteThe United States has imposed new sanctions on 13 senior Venezuelan officials, turning up the heat on the beleaguered government of Nicolás Maduro as opposition activists launched a 48-hour strike in protest against an upcoming vote they say will mark the end of democracy. Related: Venezuela to vote amid crisis: all you need to know Continue reading... […]