Trump orders crackdown on visa overstays

The Trump administration is considering suspending or limiting entry of nationals from countries with high rates of visa overstays as it seeks to clamp down on illegal immigration. President Trump signed a memo on Monday giving the State and Homeland Security departments 120 days to come up with measures to tackle the problem. Source: Trump … Continue reading “Trump orders crackdown on visa overstays”

The Trump administration is considering suspending or limiting entry of nationals from countries with high rates of visa overstays as it seeks to clamp down on illegal immigration.

President Trump signed a memo on Monday giving the State and Homeland Security departments 120 days to come up with measures to tackle the problem.

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Woman found with loaded gun at Pittsburgh International Airport

A woman from West Virginia was found with a loaded handgun at the TSA checkpoint at Pittsburgh International Airport. A TSA spokesperson said the incident happened Monday morning, marking the 10th similar incident this year. The TSA spokesperson said Allegheny County police were contacted. Police then detained the woman and confiscated the gun. The TSA … Continue reading “Woman found with loaded gun at Pittsburgh International Airport”

A woman from West Virginia was found with a loaded handgun at the TSA checkpoint at Pittsburgh International Airport.

A TSA spokesperson said the incident happened Monday morning, marking the 10th similar incident this year.

The TSA spokesperson said Allegheny County police were contacted. Police then detained the woman and confiscated the gun.

The TSA said the woman was from Arthurdale in Preston County, West Virginia.

It has not been announced if she’ll face charges.

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Supreme Court Will Hear Cases On LGBTQ Discrimination Protections For Employees

The court is poised to decide whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to sexual orientation and gender identity, along with factors such as race, religion, sex and national origin. Source: Supreme Court Will Hear Cases On LGBTQ Discrimination Protections For Employees

The court is poised to decide whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to sexual orientation and gender identity, along with factors such as race, religion, sex and national origin.

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Oil prices spike more than 3% on reports that US will end waivers for Iran sanctions

Oil prices surged by more than 3 percent on Monday past highs not seen since November 2018, after reports that Washington is set to announce that all buyers of Iranian oil will have to end imports, or be subject to U.S. sanctions. Source: Oil prices spike more than 3% on reports that US will end … Continue reading “Oil prices spike more than 3% on reports that US will end waivers for Iran sanctions”

Oil prices surged by more than 3 percent on Monday past highs not seen since November 2018, after reports that Washington is set to announce that all buyers of Iranian oil will have to end imports, or be subject to U.S. sanctions.

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Pope celebrates Easter Sunday amid bloodshed in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis is celebrating Easter Mass this year facing a fresh round of bloodshed targeting Christians in Sri Lanka. Source: Pope celebrates Easter Sunday amid bloodshed in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis is celebrating Easter Mass this year facing a fresh round of bloodshed targeting Christians in Sri Lanka.

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Derry Borough Mayor Resigns In Wake Of Allegedly Pointing A Gun At Teens

A mayor in Westmoreland County has resigned in the wake of being accused of pointing a gun at teenagers earlier in April. Source: Derry Borough Mayor Resigns In Wake Of Allegedly Pointing A Gun At Teens

A mayor in Westmoreland County has resigned in the wake of being accused of pointing a gun at teenagers earlier in April.

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Top 10 things the media got wrong about ‘collusion’ and ‘obstruction’

The prestige press has some explaining to do — for subjecting the nation to a long, cruel ordeal named “collusion” and “obstruction.” Almost two years and millions of column inches later, Here are the 10 worst, drawn from among many more: 10. CNN bungles Comey testimony It took four bylines — including those of CNN … Continue reading “Top 10 things the media got wrong about ‘collusion’ and ‘obstruction’”

The prestige press has some explaining to do — for subjecting the nation to a long, cruel ordeal named “collusion” and “obstruction.” Almost two years and millions of column inches later,

Here are the 10 worst, drawn from among many more:

10. CNN bungles Comey testimony

It took four bylines — including those of CNN stars Jake Tapper and Gloria Borger — to completely botch the most important aspect of former FBI Director James Comey’s June 2017 congressional testimony.

9. Times columnist shares fervid dreams

New York Times columnist Charles Blow’s column of Dec. 2, 2018, was silly even by his standards.

8. Washington Post ‘fact checker’ needs a fact check

“All the Known Times the Trump Campaign Met With Russians” read the headline on a 2017 Fact Checker feature in The Washington Post. But by fact-checking, the paper really means judging various claims against liberal orthodoxies.

7. The MSNBC spy who should stay in the cold

No senior US official has done more damage to the credibility of the intelligence community than John Brennan.  Last month, Brennan confidently predictedthat “Friday [March 8] is the day the grand-jury indictments come down” against Trump associates and family members over “criminal conspiracy involving the Russians and US persons.” Nope.

6. The Guardian concocts a collusion meeting

Among foreign outlets, none covered itself in as much shame as The Guardian. The British paper in November 2018 published a story — bylined to superstar writer Luke Harding and two others, one of whom later mysteriously disappeared from the paper’s Web site — about secret talks between one Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort and WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange that took place at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. The sourcing was flimsy, to put it generously, and sure enough, as Glenn Greenwald notes at The Intercept, “Nothing in the [Mueller] report even hints, let alone states, that [Manafort] ever visited Julian Assange.”

5. WaPo columnist’s overstated, undying Ukraine narrative

“The Trump campaign worked behind the scenes” ahead of the Republican National Convention “to make sure the new Republican platform won’t call for giving weapons to Ukraine to fight Russian and rebel forces.” So reported The Washington Post’s Josh Rogin.

4. The Atlantic accuses Jeff Sessions!

In June 2017, the combustible young reporter Julia Ioffe wrote an article for The Atlantic, running to several thousand words, that cast doubt on former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ claim that he didn’t meet with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak as a Trump surrogate but rather as a matter of routine in his role at the time as a US senator.

3. David Corn’s dossier debacle

It was the document that set off the whole shebang. In October 2016, days before the election, David Corn of Mother Jones wrote of an unnamed “former senior intelligence officer for a Western country,” Christopher Steele (unnamed at the time), who claimed that the Russians had dirt on Trump they could use to blackmail him.

2. McClatchy catches Michael Cohen in Prague

Speaking of the dossier, remember when McClatchy’s Greg Gordon and Peter Stone reported that Mueller had evidence that Trump consigliere Michael Cohen had “secretly made a late-summer trip to Prague during the 2016 presidential campaign,”

1. Buzzfeed knows who told Cohen to lie

Which brings us to the top foul-up of the whole sordid saga. That would be BuzzFeed’s report, by Jason Lepold and Anthony Cormier, in January claiming that Trump had directed Cohen to lie to Congress about talks to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

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Greensburg re-enactment brings Jesus’ trial to courthouse steps | TribLIVE.com

Dozens of people braved wind and rain on Good Friday to attend the 25th annual “Way of the Cross” drama in downtown Greensburg. For the 17th time, Rick Zabrosky reprised his role as Jesus in the hours before his crucifixion — driven relentlessly through the streets of Greensburg by eight Roman soldiers. “It truly brings … Continue reading “Greensburg re-enactment brings Jesus’ trial to courthouse steps | TribLIVE.com”

Dozens of people braved wind and rain on Good Friday to attend the 25th annual “Way of the Cross” drama in downtown Greensburg.

For the 17th time, Rick Zabrosky reprised his role as Jesus in the hours before his crucifixion — driven relentlessly through the streets of Greensburg by eight Roman soldiers.

“It truly brings the Scriptures to life,” Zabrosky, of Greensburg, said. “I have been stopped after the event by several people who joined the procession and told how moving it was and how it brought tears to their eyes.”

The re-enactment started on the steps of the Westmoreland County Courthouse with Jesus’ trial before Pontius Pilate. Following his sentencing, he was led by the guards down a route comprising South Main Street, West Otterman Street, South Pennsylvania Avenue and West Third Street.

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France’s Yellow Vest protesters return to the streets enraged by billions pledged to rebuild Notre Dame | Fox News

Yellow vest protestors in Paris battled police during violent clashes Saturday–newly enraged at the billions of dollars that have been pledged to rebuild fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral, overshadowing their anti-wealth cause. Source: France’s Yellow Vest protesters return to the streets enraged by billions pledged to rebuild Notre Dame | Fox News

Yellow vest protestors in Paris battled police during violent clashes Saturday–newly enraged at the billions of dollars that have been pledged to rebuild fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral, overshadowing their anti-wealth cause.

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