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A forfeiture complaint and warrant were filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that all petroleum-product cargo aboard four ships are subject to forfeiture based on the terrorism forfeiture statute. The documents name the “Bella” with international maritime organization (IMO) number 9208124, the “Bering” with IMO number 9149225, the “Pandi”
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listens as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton answers a question from the audience during their presidential town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., October 9, 2016. (Rick Wilking/Reuters) It’s been odd watching the national political conversation march forward as if the 2016 election had never happened. While the
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1. The Washington Post: ‘Cries for help’: Drug overdoses are soaring during the coronavirus pandemic Nationwide, federal and local officials are reporting alarming spikes in drug overdoses — a hidden epidemic within the coronavirus pandemic. Emerging evidence suggests that the continued isolation, economic devastation and disruptions to the drug trade in recent months are fueling
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People who lost their jobs fill out paperwork to file for unemployment following an outbreak of the coronavirus, at an Arkansas Workforce Center in Fayetteville, Ark., April 6, 2020. (Nick Oxford/Reuters) The headlines look just fine. No, more than fine. CNBC: Nonfarm payrolls soared by 4.8 million in June and the unemployment rate fell to
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President Woodrow Wilson throws out the first pitch on opening day, 1916. (Library of Congress) Ross Douthat criticizes Princeton’s decision to change the name of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The school, he writes, “wasn’t named for Wilson to honor him for being a segregationist. It was named for him because
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Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of ‘Hamilton,’ arrives at the 71st PrimeTime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, September 22, 2019. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters) Tomorrow, Disney+ subscribers will tune in to watch the movie version of the Broadway musical Hamilton — a June 2016 performance of the celebrated cast of almost entirely minority actors playing, as far as
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(Pixabay) I read an article in the current New England Journal of Medicine that broke my heart. Chase T. M. Anderson, MD, a gay African-American psychiatry resident, bemoans being stifled and denigrated by racism, homophobia, macro aggressions and micro aggressions. But as I read the piece, the picture presented was of an obviously talented young doctor
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Posted by: R. Mitchell in Customs, Border and Immigration News, In The News, Syndicated Posts July 2, 2020 Topics in this post: Cocaine narcotics The shipment contained three aluminum blocks,shrink-wrapped and palletized, each weighingapproximately 165 pounds HONOLULU —U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Honolulu intercepted and seized a shipment of cocaine transiting through
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Sen. Ted Cruz is among 141 political leaders in a pledge to keep the United States’s energy industry dominant amid the coronavirus pandemic and the consequential economic downturn. The Texas Republican, as well as seven additional senators, three governors and 15 attorneys general are among those who signed The Empowerment Alliance’s Declaration of Energy Independence,
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Topics in this post: Ghislaine Maxwell Jeffrey Epstein Convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s confidante Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested, according to two senior law enforcement sources. The British socialite and heiress, who has been accused of involvement in Epstein’s crimes against young women, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in New Hampshire on
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Ray Bradbury’s novel, “Something wicked this way comes,” is an allegory of the struggle between good and evil. In present-day America, Trump supporters represent the characters Will, Jim, and Charles fighting for morality and good. The GOP establishment represents Mr. Dark and his carnival freaks siding with evil in servitude. Like the fantasy storyline, deception and deceit blur
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Posted by: Hanna Heller in Entertainment, Health and Lifestyle July 2, 2020 Do you have plans to enjoy a picnic, barbeque, or meal under the summer sun? Remember to pack your picnic basket with food safety in mind, as food-borne bacteria that cause food poisoning (also known as food-borne illness) multiply faster in warm weather.
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Posted by: R. Mitchell in Featured News, Syndicated Posts, Trump Administration, White House Watch July 2, 2020 Topics in this post: Donald Trump President Donald Trump delivers remarks Thursday during the Great America Spirit Showcase at the White House. The president is scheduled to speak at 11:30 a.m. EDT. Content created by Conservative Daily News and
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Hackers linked to the Chinese government have been spying on Uighur Muslims in China since 2013 by hacking cell phone apps, according research from cybersecurity company Lookout.  Lookout’s research found that legitimate Android apps, such as religious Quran text apps used by Uighur Muslims, were hacked to include malicious code, Lookout security intelligence engineer Apurva Kumar
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The Los Angeles City Council approved a measure Tuesday that would allow unarmed community responders to step in for uniformed officers on non-violent calls, according to news reports. The local government’s initiative was unanimous and will replace cops on calls for drug overdoses and mental health issues, among other non-violent situations, according to CBS Los
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British prime minister Margaret Thatcher at the Conservative Party conference on October 13, 1989 (Stringer / U.K. / Reuters) In response to How to Quit without Being a Quitter Kevin, after the midterm elections of 2018, I toyed with an idea. Margaret Thatcher once told Charles Moore, her official biographer, that she had wanted to
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The U.S. Supreme Court’s Chief Justice, John Roberts, has taken upon himself the Solomonic role of American philosopher king left vacant at Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. Seemingly committed above all to the institutional legitimacy of the Court, Roberts has in the last few weeks cast a series of votes in the Bostock, Espinoza, and June
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Throughout most of the twentieth century, Catholic voters had been a pivotal demographic for Democrats in presidential elections. Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson could not have been elected without the huge support they received from urban and suburban white ethnic Catholics. But the loyalty of many Catholic voters began to wane
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President Donald Trump arrives to lead the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, April 23, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) If the United States, led by the executive branch of the government, can get the coronavirus pandemic under control, all sorts of good things will follow, increasing the odds of President Trump’s reelection. Businesses
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About the possibility that Trump could drop out of the race, Jim writes: But it’s really hard to imagine Trump choosing to not run for another term. As much as the president dreads the label “loser,” I suspect he would dread the label “quitter” even more. I don’t think he’ll probably drop out, either, but
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