Monthly Archives: January, 2017

Trump education pick DeVos promotes school choice at confirmation hearing

Education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos voiced strong support for public school alternatives at her confirmation hearing Tuesday, telling senators that “parents no longer believe that a one-size-fits-all model of learning fits the needs of every child.”

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FBI arrests wife of Orlando nightclub killer Omar Mateen

Monday the FBI arrested the wife of the man who carried out the massacre at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub, and charged her in connection with the shooting rampage, a senior U.S. official confirmed to Fox News.

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Trump insists health care replacement will have ‘insurance for everybody’

President-elect Donald Trump revealed in an interview with The Washington Post that he’s almost finished with a plan to replace ObamaCare and vowed to have “insurance for everybody.”

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Army, local police probe recent mystery deaths of 11 Fort Hood soldiers

The Army and local police are investigating the deaths of 11 Fort Hood soldiers who have died on and off the large Texas base in the past three months under mysterious circumstances. The most recent death involved Sgt. Alex Taylor, 23, of Texas City, Texas, who was found Wednesday unresponsive at his job at Fort Hood.

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CIA head John Brennan warns Trump to watch his tongue

Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan has warned US President-elect Donald Trump to avoid off-the-cuff remarks once he takes office. He said spontaneity was not in the interests of national security. Mr Trump is known for regularly making broad pronouncements on issues of national importance on his Twitter feed.

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Some Chicago leaders want to meet with Trump to talk about violence, DOJ report

It was a blistering report announced by the Department of Justice on Friday. The Chicago Police Department has misused excessive force and hasn’t held officers accountable or trained them properly. The DOJ began looking into the department after dashcam videos were released in 2015 of a police officer-involved shooting that killed Laquan McDonald.

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Donald Trump open to lifting sanctions on Russia

President-elect Donald Trump says he will keep the latest sanctions on Russia in place “for a period of time” but is open to lifting them if Moscow cooperates on issues of mutual interest. Trump also says he is not committed to a longstanding agreement with China over Taiwan.

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Congress OKs budget, in 1st step toward ObamaCare repeal

Congress on Friday approved a budget framework that would smooth the way for an eventual vote on dismantling the outgoing president’s signature health care law. The House voted 227-198 for the measure, following a vote in the Senate earlier this week.

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South China Sea: China media warn US over ‘confrontation’

Blocking China from islands it has built in contested waters would lead to “devastating confrontation”, Chinese state media have warned. The angry response came after secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson said the US should deny Beijing access to new islands in the South China Sea.

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George Soros lost nearly $1B in weeks after Trump election

George Soros, the billionaire hedge-fund manager and liberal financier, lost nearly $1 billion after becoming bearish after Donald Trump’s election victory, according to the Wall Street Journal. The 86-year-old was cautious about the market prior to November’s election became more bearish after Trump’s win. So far, the bet was a mistake, and the stock market has risen about 9 percent over the past two months.

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