Video appears to show Texas officer punching teenage girl | Daily Mail Online

The grainy cell phone footage appears to show the moment a San Antonio cop repeatedly punched a 14-year-old girl in the face before they arrested her outside a birthday party on Saturday night.

  • Footage shows the girl, 14, being punched by a cop outside a birthday party in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday night
  • Police said they arrested the teenage girl for allegedly assaulting a police officer
  • Video shows the girl stepping toward the cop before he punches her in the face 
  • Grainy footage was shot by a bystander and posted on Facebook after the ordeal

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Source: Video appears to show Texas officer punching teenage girl | Daily Mail Online

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Trump ditches his feud in gracious visit with the pope – POLITICO

‘I won’t forget what you said,’ the president says as their meeting came to a close.

Trump’s stop at the Vatican comes amid a nine-day, multi-nation trip, his first as president. Trump also met Wednesday with Italian political leaders, but the visit with Pope Francis was widely considered one of the trip’s crucial moments, given the rhetoric the two men had hurled at one another from across the Atlantic during the presidential election.

Source: Trump ditches his feud in gracious visit with the pope – POLITICO

 

השטיח האדום כבר פרוש ודגל ארצות הברית מתנוסס לצידו של דגל ישראל. מדינת ישראל מצפה להגעתך בקוצר רוח, President Donald J. Trump. הצטרפו אלינו מחר בשעה 13:15 לשידור החי של פגישת נשיא ארה"ב טראמפ והנשיא ריבלין. **The red carpets are laid, the Star of David, and the Stars and Stripes are flying side by side in the Jerusalem breeze. The State of Israel is looking forward to welcoming the President of the United States of America. Join us LIVE tomorrow at 1:15 PM as President Rivlin meets with President Trump in Jerusalem.

Posted by ‎Reuven Ruvi Rivlin – ראובן רובי ריבלין‎ on Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Dozens of cities worldwide join March Against Monsanto (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) — RT News

Hundreds of activists around the globe joined an international march against the multinational biotech and agribusiness corporation Monsanto. The demonstrations were held under the slogan, “Keep GMOs out of your genes.”

We will not stand for cronyism. We will not stand for poison. That’s why we March Against Monsanto,” the organizers of the 6th annual march said in a statement. http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/home/

Source: Dozens of cities worldwide join March Against Monsanto (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) — RT News

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President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address | whitehouse.gov

For Immediate Release

May 19, 2017 President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address

My fellow Americans,   This weekend I begin my first trip overseas as president – a trip with historic significance for the American people.   I will be visiting with the leaders in many different countries to strengthen our old friendships, build new partnerships, and unite the civilized world in a fight against terrorism.   In that spirit of unity…..

Source: President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address | whitehouse.gov

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Federal judge dismisses ‘clock boy’ lawsuit in Texas | Daily Mail Online

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Ahmed Mohamed’s father, saying he could not prove his son was intentionally discriminated against by his Irving, Texas school because of his religion.

  •  A federal judge ruled both the city of Irving, Texas and the school district do not owe damages to Ahmed Mohamed’s family
  • In 2015 his teacher at MacArthur High School called the police because she thought a clock Ahmed made was a ticking bomb

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At $110.5 Million, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Painting Becomes Priciest U.S. Artwork Ever Sold : The Two-Way : NPR

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s untitled painting of a skull is displayed behind an official with Sotheby’s, which offered the media a preview earlier this month. On Thursday, the work sold for $110.5 million — the highest sum ever paid at auction for a work by a U.S. artist. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

Jean-Michel Basquiat joined “joined the pantheon of great, great artists” Thursday night, when the late painter’s 1982 work Untitled sold for a record-breaking $110.5 million at auction — the highest sum ever paid at auction for a U.S.-produced artwork

Source: At $110.5 Million, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Painting Becomes Priciest U.S. Artwork Ever Sold : The Two-Way : NPR

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Oil Rises to Three-Week High as OPEC Members Back Cuts Extension

Crude rose to a three-week high after Algeria said an extension to OPEC’s production curbs would be backed by most participating countries.

Futures climbed 0.6 percent in New York. Algerian Energy Minister Noureddine Boutarfa said Thursday that most OPEC members support Saudi Arabia and Russia’s proposal to prolong the curbs to March next year, and that the rate of compliance should increase. Prices had fallen earlier as the market got caught up in the turmoil surrounding Donald Trump.

Source: Oil Rises to Three-Week High as OPEC Members Back Cuts Extension

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Justice Dept. names Mueller special counsel for Russia probe – POLITICO

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller will oversee the probe into Russia’s alleged involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

“As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know – there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity,” President Trump said. “I look forward to this matter concluding quickly.”

Source: Justice Dept. names Mueller special counsel for Russia probe – POLITICO

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North Korea ‘would hold talks’ with Trump administration – BBC News

Talks could be held with the US “under the right conditions”, South Korean media reports.

A senior North Korean diplomat said dialogue with the Trump administration was possible following a meeting with ex-US government officials in Norway.

Earlier this month US President Donald Trump said he would be “honoured” to meet Kim Jong-un.

Source: North Korea ‘would hold talks’ with Trump administration – BBC News

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The Head of the Census Resigned. It Could Be as Serious as James Comey | Time.com

Yet the news this week that John H. Thompson, the director of the Census Bureau, has abruptly resigned is arguably as consequential to the future of our democracy. That’s because the Census Bureau, while less flashy than the FBI, plays a staggeringly important role in both U.S. elections and an array of state and federal government functions.

Source: The Head of the Census Resigned. It Could Be as Serious as James Comey | Time.com

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Press Briefing by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

MS. SANDERS:  Another light crowd today.  Good afternoon.  First off, before we get started, I’d like to bring up Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert to tell you about an executive order on cybersecurity that the President just signed.  He’ll take a few of your questions and, respectfully, I ask that you keep your questions for him on the topic of the executive order.  And don’t worry, I’ll come back and answer all of the rest of your pressing questions as soon as he wraps up.

So with that, I’ll turn it over to Tom.

MR. BOSSERT:  Thank you, Sarah.  Thank you very much for your time.  Couple of things positive to report today, and the first is that President Trump, about an hour ago, signed an executive order on cybersecurity.  And that executive order, among other things, is going to keep his promise that he has made to the American people to keep America safe, including in cyberspace.

I’d like to do a few things.  I’ll promise you that we will distribute the executive order, but if I could, I’ll preview the executive order for you, walk you through its three primary sections, some of its wave tops, and then take your questions.

Among other things, at least as an observation for me, I think the trend is going in the wrong direction in cyberspace, and it’s time to stop that trend and reverse it on behalf of the American people.  We’ve seen increasing attacks from allies, adversaries, primarily nation states but also non-nation state actors, and sitting by and doing nothing is no longer an option.  So President Trump’s action today is a very heartening one….

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NYPD cops forbidden from breaking up noisy parties

A new NYPD directive forbids cops from entering a residence in response to a noise complaint — unless they’re given permission.The directive, a copy of which has been obtained by The Post, means loud partiers can simply tell the cops who come to their door to just go away.

The bizarre constraint is the result of costly, successful lawsuits against the city by homeowners who complained that cops barged onto their properties without a warrant, multiple sources told The Post.

Source: NYPD cops forbidden from breaking up noisy parties

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New fried-chicken restaurant planned for Pittsburgh’s East Liberty draws backlash, owner apologizes to those offended | Blogh

The new restaurant has been called everything on the spectrum, from racist to tone-deaf, but many say it’s an example of cultural appropriation.

“Once I saw it was in fact real, it was more insulting than anything else,” says Coleman, a Bloomfield resident who works at a boutique in East Liberty. “It’s insulting to me as a person of color. I don’t understand why it’s being marketed this way. It’s rather stereotypical to pair fried chicken and hip hop.”

An article announcing the new restaurant called “the Coop” appeared on the website Good Food Pittsburgh over the weekend.

Source: New fried-chicken restaurant planned for Pittsburgh’s East Liberty draws backlash, owner apologizes to those offended | Blogh

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Tyrants Bench to be Removed from Oil City’s Justus Park Given Back to VFW :: exploreClarion.com

 

By Chris Rossetti

The city was first asked to remove the bench in a November 3 letter from The American Atheists Legal Center (AALC), which claimed the display likely violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which states that “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion.”

Source: Tyrants Bench to be Removed from Oil City’s Justus Park Given Back to VFW :: exploreClarion.com

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President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address

The President’s Weekly Address is now available to watch

On Thursday, the House voted to repeal one of the worst job-killing laws of all.  It’s called ObamaCare, perhaps you’ve heard of it. Everywhere we look, ObamaCare is collapsing.  The House Bill is a plan that will save Americans from this disaster, and replace it with more choices, and more freedom for American families. Most importantly, it will be great healthcare, and your premiums will come down, and your deductibles will come down.  So you’ll have better healthcare at a lower cost.  And now, I’m calling on the Senate to take action. Repealing and replacing ObamaCare will be a big, big win for the American People.

Source: President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address

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Calif. family booted from Delta flight over toddler’s seat – NY Daily News

A Southern California family was kicked off an overbooked Delta Air Lines flight in Hawaii after being told their 2-year-old son couldn’t sit in a car seat.

The Huntington Beach, Calif., family on Wednesday posted an eight-minute video of the late April incident on YouTube, showing father Brian Schear engaging with airport security and Delta staff.

Source: Calif. family booted from Delta flight over toddler’s seat – NY Daily News

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Comey says classified Clinton emails were forwarded to Anthony Weiner

The FBI director also said he was ‘nauseous’ at the thought he might have affected the election.

Under questioning from the senior Democrat on the committee, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), James B. Comey revealed more details about how Clinton’ s emails ended up on the computer of former congressman Anthony Weiner.

Source: Comey says classified Clinton emails were forwarded to Anthony Weiner

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The New York Times Cries ‘Wolf’ About Dogs

Times have changed at the Times. The paper now runs lots of splashy, misleading stories about the scare du jour. A memorable one was about the risks of letting your dog lick your face. (Yes, really.)

This is how the Times’ crying “Wolf” about dogs came to pass. A “general assignment” reporter tried to craft an article in the traditional manner taught in journalism schools: Toss out a good “hook” for the lede, explicate the issue, include quotes from “experts” on both sides of the issue and end with a snappy closing sentence.

Close contact between humans and dogs, such as petting and licking, has many beneficial aspects. Transmission of infections from dogs to humans is exceedingly rare.

Source: The New York Times Cries ‘Wolf’ About Dogs

Forbes author, Henry I. Miller, a physician and molecular biologist and owner of Bedlington terriers Cracker and Pippa, is the Robert Wesson Fellow in Scientific Philosophy and Public Policy at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He was the founding director of the FDA’s Office of Biotechnology.

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White ex-officer pleads guilty in black man’s slaying – Jackson Hole News&Guide: National And International

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white former police officer whose killing of an unarmed black man running from a traffic stop was captured on cellphone video pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal civil rights charges that could send him to prison for decades.

The plea from Michael Slager, 35, came five months after a jury deadlocked on state murder charges against him in the 2015 shooting of Walter Scott. South Carolina prosecutors had planned to retry Slager, but as part of Tuesday’s plea bargain, they agreed to drop the murder case.

Source: White ex-officer pleads guilty in black man’s slaying – Jackson Hole News&Guide: National And International

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