Trump Fires Acting Attorney General Yates Over Immigration Directive – NBC News

The move was a swift reaction to Sally Yates’ memo to Justice Department lawyers earlier in the day ordering them not to go to court to defend Trump’s sharp restrictions on immigration from seven majority Muslim countries.

Yates “has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States,” the White House said in a statement, adding: “Ms. Yates is an Obama Administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration.”

Source: Trump Fires Acting Attorney General Over Immigration Directive – NBC News

Trump’s ‘Two-for-One’ Regulation Executive Order – The Atlantic

Will the president’s plan to reduce the cost and burden of rules work? And is it even necessary?

On Monday morning, President Donald Trump signed yet another executive order, following the 17 wide-ranging executive actions enacted during his first week in office. This latest order tackles yet another one of Trump’s campaign talking points and will require federal agencies to cut two existing regulations for every new regulation they implement.

“If there’s a new regulation, they have to knock out two. But it goes far beyond that, we’re cutting regulations massively for small business and for large business,” Trump said during the signing of the order, while surrounded by small-business leaders.

Source: Trump’s ‘Two-for-One’ Regulation Executive Order – The Atlantic

Two Oakland homes damaged in fire on Joe Hammer Square – Pitt News

Ashwini Sivaganesh / News Editor
January 30, 2017

Pittsburgh emergency services responded to a fire at the 3200 block of Joe Hammer Square at 7:40 p.m. Sunday.

Sonya Toler, a spokesperson for city police, said that one person suffered minor injuries and two homes were affected by the flames. She also said police are still investigating the cause of the fire.

The call was initially dispatched as a three-alarm — meaning the fire department called for additional units and resources to respond to the scene — but the code was called back after personnel arrived and extinguished the fire within the hour.

The fire originated in one house and scorched through the entire interior and exterior of the top-most level, damaging a bay window in the process. The adjacent duplex home suffered minor damage. About 20 firefighters continued to work inside and around the charred building even after the flames were put out.

Source: Two Oakland homes damaged in fire on Joe Hammer Square – Pitt News

Medical Marijuana in 28 States: Impact on Cancer Community

 

Find out how mesothelioma patients could benefit now that medical marijuana use is legal in the majority of U.S. states.

The fight to legalize medical marijuana in the U.S. took another leap forward last year with five states passing legislation allowing the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Twenty-eight states and the District of Columbia now have some form of medical marijuana legislation in place, representing the majority of the country for the first time in history.

Source: Medical Marijuana in 28 States: Impact on Cancer Community

At least five killed, several injured in shooting at Quebec City mosque

MONTREAL — At least five people have been killed and several others have been injured after shots were fired in a Quebec City mosque Sunday night. The president of the mosque told the Montreal Gazette he received a call around 8 p.m. saying there had been a shooting. He said people were at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec for […]

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