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News : Offbeat

Donald Trump may spend 16 days at Mar-a-Lago over Christmas and New Year’s

Friday  00:40,   14 december 2018
qz

Donald Trump could be spending up to 16 days at Mar-a-Lago over the holidays, an alert issued by the Federal Aviation Administration indicates. If... >>>

Florida lawmakers might not give voting rights back to felons, even though 64% of voters want them to

Friday  00:40,   14 december 2018
businessinsider

It's been four weeks since Florida voters approved an amendment that restores voting rights to felons. Some Florida lawmakers want to stall... >>>

Get Ready for Mueller's Phase Two: The Middle East Connection

Friday  00:40,   14 december 2018
thedailybeast

Over the past year, the indictments, convictions, and guilty pleas have largely been connected, in one way or another, to Russia. But now, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office is preparing to reveal to the public a different side of his... >>>

US, Ukraine navy heads meet after Russia ship seizure

Friday  00:40,   14 december 2018
msn

The head of the Ukrainian navy is meeting his US counterpart this week in Washington, where they will discuss the Russian navy's recent seizure of three Ukrainian vessels, a US official said Thursday. Russian ships last month opened fire on three... >>>

Trump Considering Son-In-Law Jared Kushner For Next Chief Of Staff

Friday  00:30,   14 december 2018
huffingtonpost

WASHINGTON ― Having run through his first choices for his chief of staff vacancy without any luck, President Donald Trump is considering his own son-in-law for the job. Jared Kushner, the husband of Trump’s daughter Ivanka and already an official... >>>

How to avoid charity fraud this holiday season

Friday  00:20,   14 december 2018
mediafeed.org

How to avoid holiday charity... >>>

Some Facebook fact-checkers aren't sure if their efforts are working

Friday  00:05,   14 december 2018
cnet

One former fact-checker told The Guardian that the tech firm used people in her position for "crisis PR." Facebook has pushed back against the... >>>

The Oil Industry’s Covert Campaign to Rewrite American Car Emissions Rules

Friday  00:05,   14 december 2018
nytimes

Energy giants and conservative groups have been aggressively pushing Trump’s rollback of fuel efficiency rules for automobiles, a Times investigation... >>>

Federal prosecutors probing Trump inauguration spending -WSJ

Friday  00:05,   14 december 2018
reuters

Federal prosecutors are investigating whether U.S. President Donald Trump's inaugural committee misspent some of the funds it raised, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. The probe opened by the... >>>

Trump, the great 'builder,' is erecting a glorified picket fence instead of a wall

Thursday  23:55,   13 december 2018
washingtonexaminer

When President Trump last summer said to a stadium of supporters, “I’m a builder. That’s what I do. That’s probably what I do best,” I suspect they had in mind more impressive architecture than a wall, but that’s all they wanted anyway. Two years... >>>

This is why Americans are broke and fat

Thursday  23:40,   13 december 2018
marketwatch

Research shows that eating out busts your budget, expands your... >>>

Oh craps: Dice roll sinks Arkansas candidate in tied race

Thursday  23:40,   13 december 2018
nbcnews

Becky Linebaugh, an incumbent alderman in the small town of Hoxie, rolled a "six" to hold on to her seat for a third term, defeating challenger Cliff Farmer who came up short with a "four." The runoff was scheduled after none of three candidates for >>>

Fewer support impeaching Trump

Thursday  23:40,   13 december 2018
cnn

With Democrats set to take control of the House in January, speculation abounds about whether the new majority would impeach the President. Americans break against that idea, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. Half, 50%, say they don't... >>>

Detroit pastor charged in murder of transgender woman

Thursday  23:40,   13 december 2018
nydailynews

A Detroit pastor was charged this week in the shooting death of a 36-year-old transgender woman found dead on the street Friday. Albert Weathers, 46, was charged with open murder and use of a firearm after an investigation into the death of Kelly... >>>

How U.S.-China tensions could get a lot worse

Thursday  23:40,   13 december 2018
politico

South China Sea is a flashpoint in military buildup as China asserts... >>>