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(Baltimore Sun) – Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake won’t seek reelection

September 12, 2015 wpanews 0

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, beleaguered by the death of Freddie Gray and the protests and rioting that followed, announced Friday, September 11, she won’t seek re-election.. Rawlings-Blake ascended to the city’s highest elected office in February 2010 when Dixon resigned amid a corruption scandal. She’s been a political fixture in the city since 1995, when she became the youngest person ever elected to the City Council. Here’s a look back at […] READ MORE

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(BBC News) – Europe migrant crisis: Hungary ‘will arrest illegal migrants’

September 11, 2015 wpanews 0

Migrant crisis Migrant crisis: Can EU overcome its rifts? Migrant crisis: Who does the EU send back? Finns’ arguments against immigration EU migration: Crisis in graphics Hungary’s PM has warned that people who cross the country’s border illegally will be arrested from next week. Viktor Orban said migrants entering Hungary in their thousands in the past weeks had “rebelled” against his police force, and order had to be restored. Aid […] READ MORE

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(washington post) – Cuba pardons more than 3,500 prisoners ahead of Pope Francis visit

September 11, 2015 wpanews 712

A sculpture of revolutionary hero Ernesto “Che” Guevara in Havana’s Revolution Square beside an altar under construction ahead of Pope Francis’s visit to Cuba. (Desmond Boylan/AP) By Nick Miroff HAVANA — The Cuban government said it plans to pardon 3,522 prisoners over the next 72 hours as a “humanitarian” gesture ahead of Pope Francis’s visit to the island beginning next week.But the announcement appeared to rule out pardons for at […] READ MORE

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(guardian) – Siri interrupts White House press briefing

September 11, 2015 wpanews 0

Apple’s Siri interrupts a question about the intricacies of Barack Obama’s Iran policy on Thursday during a White House press briefing. The iPhone’s personal assistant beeped its question-acknowledgement tone as a journalist asked White House spokesman Josh Earnest if Obama is disappointed at not getting Republican backing for the Iran nuclear agreement. Siri then buts in, saying ‘Sorry. I’m not sure what you want me to change’ read more

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(CNN) – Carly Fiorina will appear in top-tier CNN Reagan Library debate –

September 11, 2015 wpanews 0

By Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director  Video Source: CNN CNN’s first GOP debate: Who’s in? Story highlights Thursday marked the close of the two-month window for determining eligibility based on averages of national polls 11 candidates will appear in the 8 p.m. debate, and five candidates will appear at the 6 p.m. event Washington (CNN)The stage is set for the CNN Reagan Library Debate next week in California, with Carly […] READ MORE

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(politico) Trump on Fiorina’s face: I made those comments as an entertainer – POLITICO

September 10, 2015 wpanews 0

  Getty Donald Trump didn’t mean any harm when he criticized fellow GOP 2016 presidential candidate Carly Fiorina’s face. He says he was just being the showman he is. “Many of those comments are made as an entertainer because I did The Apprentice and it was one of the top shows on television,” he told Greta Van Susteren on Thursday night. “Some comments are made as an entertainer and as […] READ MORE

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(reuters) – Exclusive: U.S. to shift 50 staff to boost office handling Clinton emails

September 10, 2015 wpanews 0

  Exclusive: U.S. to shift 50 staff to boost office handling Clinton emails WASHINGTON | BY ARSHAD MOHAMMED Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a press conference at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa in this August 26, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/SCOTT MORGAN/FILES The U.S. State Department plans to move about 50 workers into temporary jobs to bolster the office sifting through Hillary Clinton’s emails and grappling […] READ MORE

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(whitehouse.gov) – Weekly Address: This Labor Day, Lets Talk About the Budget

September 9, 2015 wpanews 0

WASHINGTON, DC — In this week’s address, the President recognized Labor Day by highlighting the economic progress our country has made, and underlining what needs to be done to continue that growth. Our businesses have created 13.1 million new jobs over the past five and a half years, the unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in seven years, and seventeen states across the country have raised the minimum wage. The President […] READ MORE

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(politico) – Hillary Clinton says, ‘I’m sorry’

September 8, 2015 wpanews 0

AP Photo After refusing in recent days to explicitly apologize for her use of private email while secretary of state, Clinton offers up a mea culpa. By ANNIE KARNI and GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI It was an apology that made many of Hillary Clinton’s closest supporters bristle. “At the end of the day, I am sorry that this has been confusing to people and has raised a lot of questions, but there […] READ MORE

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(boston herald) – Queen Elizabeth II set to become longest reigning UK monarch

September 8, 2015 wpanews 0

This is a April 20, 2006 file photo of Queen Elizabeth II sitting in the Regency Room at Buckingham Palace in London looking at some of the cards which have been sent to her for her 80th birthday. (Fiona Hanson/PA, File via AP) LONDON — She has lived longer than any of her predecessors, seen a dozen prime ministers come and go, and presided over six decades of British history […] READ MORE

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(The Guardian) – David Cameron’s limp action on refugees puts Britain outside the EU 

September 7, 2015 wpanews 0

David Cameron’s limited promise of only 4,000 places a year for Syrian refugees provides a glimpse of the impotence of Britain’s future role in world affairs outside the EU. His Commons promise to take 20,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years is at the bottom end of expectations. It stands in sharp contrast to the French pledge of 24,000 places over the next two years. As the Labour MP […] READ MORE