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Biden rallies against Trumpcare: 'This bill isn't going to pass'.

Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke at a rally to defend Obamacare in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, and, being Joe Biden, he took on a couple other major issues as well. Most importantly, Biden laid out just what's wrong with Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare: Eliminating the Affordable Care Act means eliminating ...

- Daily Kos - US

SigmaBleyzer's macroeconomic report on Ukraine for February.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The “Ukraine Macroeconomic Situation – February 2017” analytical report is found below and as an attachment to this communication.  The monthly macroeconomic situation report is prepared by the SigmaBleyzer multinational private equity firm,, and The ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Wall Street Trader Outlines Market Trends Ahead Of Health Care Vote.

The stock market is reacting to news out of Washington, D.C., about the fate of health care legislation and other items on the White House agenda. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with trader Ted Weisberg about trends on Wall Street.

- NPR - US

Does the universe have a rest frame?.

Washington DC Mar 23, 2017 Physics is sometimes closer to philosophy when it comes to understanding the universe. Donald Chang from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China, attempts to elucidate whether the universe has a resting frame. The results have recently been published in EPJ Plus. To answer this ...

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NASA selects CubeSat, SmallSat mission concept studies.

Washington DC Mar 23, 2017 NASA has selected ten studies under the Planetary Science Deep Space SmallSat Studies program, to develop mission concepts using small satellites to investigate Venus, Earth's moon, asteroids, Mars and the outer planets. For these studies, small satellites are defined as less than 180 kilograms in ...

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Foreign Minister to Counter-ISIL Foreign Ministers’ meeting.

Foreign Minister Murray McCully leaves tomorrow to attend the Counter-ISIL Foreign Ministers’ Meeting being hosted by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington DC on 22 March.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Follow live: Gorsuch Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

Confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, continue Wednesday, with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee questioning the federal judge from Colorado for the second straight day. Yahoo News Senior National Affairs Reporter Liz Goodwin is in Washington, D.C., covering the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

That image of 'Overwatch' League cities going around isn't news.

A tweet published today implied that 16 cities from around the world were pegged to compete in Blizzard's Overwatch League, but the list was quickly revealed to be hypothetical. Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Miami, Paris, Frankfurt, London, Shanghai, Toronto, Seoul ...

- Mashable! - US

New campaign aims to help fund efforts to solve murder of Jewish DNC staffer.

, The family of Seth Rich, a Jewish Democratic National Committee staffer killed near his Washington, D.C., home last summer, has launched a crowdfunding campaign in an effort to fund efforts to solve the case. The GoFundMe campaign as of Wednesday, three days after its launch, had raised $5,337 from 111 people. The ...

- JTA - US

Washington, D.C. Is Trying to Sell Meeting Planners on Inclusiveness.

Washington, D.C. is promoting its high degree of inclusivity and diversity in the region's tech sector, compared to the national average, as a competitive advantage to attract more technology conventions and drive long-term economic growth for a broader cross-section of local communities. -Greg Oates

- Skift - US

Watch live: Gorsuch Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

Confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, continue Wednesday, with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee questioning the federal judge from Colorado for the second straight day. Yahoo News Senior National Affairs Reporter Liz Goodwin is in Washington, D.C., covering the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

COBALT Flight Demonstrations Fuse Technologies to Gain Precision Landing Results

Washington DC Mar 21, 2017 Many regions in the solar system beckon for exploration, but they are considered unreachable due to technology gaps in current landing systems. The CoOperative Blending of Autonomous Landing Technologies project, conducted by NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate's and Human Exploration and ...

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NATO Secretary General On Trump's Relationship With The Coalition

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is in Washington, D.C. for a meeting of the coalition fighting ISIS. David Greene speaks with him about NATO defense spending and Trump's commitment to NATO.

- NPR - US

Supreme Court nominee drilled on abortion, religious freedom at hearings

Washington D.C., Mar 21, 2017 / 04:50 pm .- The judge nominated to replace Antonin Scalia at the Supreme Court answered questions on abortion and religious freedom jurisprudence on Tuesday. While he avoided commenting on how he may rule in certain cases, Judge Neil Gorsuch of the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Judge Gorsuch nomination backed by dozens of pro-life groups

Washington D.C., Mar 22, 2017 / 12:16 am .- Judge Neil Gorsuch deserves “swift confirmation” to the U.S. Supreme Court, leaders of pro-life and pro-family groups have said. “Neil Gorsuch has proven himself to be a defender of the most basic human rights,” said the March 20 letter, organized by the ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

In an Unprecedented No-Show, the U.S. Pulls Out of Planned Human Rights Hearing

The Trump's administration decision to ghost the IACHR today demonstrates a shocking disrespect for human rights. The United States has pulled its participation from hearings planned for today by a regional human rights body that has enjoyed the support of every U.S. administration since its founding. The Inter-American ...


Hearing Wednesday: EFF Testifying Before House Committee That Use of Facial Recognition by Law Enforcement Poses Critical Threat to Privacy

One Out of Two Americans Already in a Face Recognition Database Accessible to Law EnforcementWashington, D.C.—On Wednesday, March 22, Electronic Frontier Foundation Senior Staff Attorney Jennifer Lynch will testify at a hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform about the FBI's efforts to build ...

- EFF - US

Why is water sacred to Native Americans?

The Lakota phrase Mní wičhóni,' or Water is life,' has become a new national protest anthem. It was chanted by 5,000 marchers at the Native Nations March in Washington, D.C. on March 10, and during hundreds of protests across the United States in the last year. Mní wičhóni' became the anthem of the almost year-long ...

- The Conversation - UK

Why 5 Million Apprenticeships Will Make America Great Again

Most observers today credit Germany’s vibrant manufacturing sector and low youth unemployment rate to the robust skills of its work force. At a roundtable in Washington D.C., one U.S. CEO has called for the creation of five million new apprenticeships.

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Ed Klein: Hillary's New Look — and What It Means

On International Woman's Day earlier this month, Hillary Clinton wore a red pantsuit and bangs to give a speech at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

- Newsmax - US

Jerry Brown Seeks 'Common Ground' with Donald Trump

California Gov. Jerry Brown cited the disaster relief and infrastructure needs of his state as he told reporters on Monday in Washington, D.C. that there are areas where he is seeking to work with the Trump Administration.

- Breitbart - US

OCCRP: How Veaceslav Platon’s high life in Kyiv came crashing down

Editor’s Note: The following investigation was conducted by the Washington, D.C.-based Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, a Kyiv Post partner. An Instagram photo showing a Bentley Continental GT V8 doing 250 kilometers an hour reads “We’re taking off. #IAmARocket #Gagarin #Let’sGo.” ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Chicago PR tech firm Cision to go public in $2.4 billion merger

Cision, a Chicago-based public relations technology firm, is going public in a merger with a "blank check" acquisition firm that values the combined company at $2.4 billion. The deal, announced Monday, will combine Cision with Capitol Acquisition Corp. III, a Washington, D.C., public investment...

- Chicago Tribune - US

Watch live: Gorsuch Supreme Court confirmation hearings

Day two of confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, get under way on Tuesday morning, when members of the Senate Judiciary Committee begin questioning the federal judge from Colorado. Yahoo News Senior National Affairs Reporter Liz Goodwin is in Washington, D.C., covering the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Trump heads to Capitol to press Congress on healthcare bill

President Donald Trump is working to persuade members of Congress to pass the American Health Care Act while both inside and outside of Washington, D.C.

- UPI - US

US bishops push for universal, pro-life health care

Washington D.C., Mar 20, 2017 / 04:34 pm .- The bill drafted to replace the Affordable Care Act has good pro-life measures but still presents “grave challenges” that must be remedied, said one leading bishop in a recent statement. “Laudably, the AHCA proposes to include critical life protections for the ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Politico rolls out a second Playbook, an afternoon newsletter called Playbook Power Briefing, as it adapts to a speedier DC news cycle

Benjamin Mullin / Poynter: Politico rolls out a second Playbook, an afternoon newsletter called Playbook Power Briefing, as it adapts to a speedier DC news cycle  —  The rhythm of Washington, D.C. has been thrown off in recent months as President Trump has refined his ability to create entire news cycles with a ...

- Mediagazer - US

Boris Johnson to meet White House aide Steve Bannon during US trip

The foreign secretary, who will stop in Washington DC and New York, is not expected to meet with President Trump.

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OCCRP: The Russian laundromat exposed

Editor's Note: The following investigation was conducted by the Washington, D.C.-based Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, a Kyiv Post partner. Three years ago, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project exposed the “Russian Laundromat” - an immense financial fraud scheme that enabled vast ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

An unassuming city in Georgia is the best place in the world to see cherry blossoms

International Cherry Blossom FestivalThe INSIDER Summary: Macon, GA, holds the title of Cherry Blossom Capital of the World. The city has over 350,000 cherry trees — more than 90 times the amount D.C. has. Each spring, Macon hosts the International Cherry Blossom Festival; this year, it takes place on March 24 through ...

- Business Insider - US

Smiling Paul Ryan touts bill to waste millions on drug testing unemployed Americans

The House Speaker again puts ideology ahead of his professed concern for fiscal discipline.Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in August 2016 telling Washington, D.C., residents about his better way' to deal with poverty. CREDIT: AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteLast year, President Obama's Department of Labor issued a regulation ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Rio quietly optimistic over Trump's infrastructure delivery promises

Mining giant Rio Tinto is quietly optimistic about the ability of US President Donald Trump to deliver on his infrastructure promises, driving demand for Rio's products. Speaking on CNBC, Rio CEO Jean-Sebastian Jacques said a team from Rio had recently met with key influencers and key decision-makers' in the Trump ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Progress Toward an Ability to Recover Unmanned Aerial Vehicles on the Fly

Washington DC Mar 17, 2017 DARPA recently completed Phase 1 of its Gremlins program, which envisions volleys of low-cost, reusable unmanned aerial systems -or "gremlins"-that could be launched and later retrieved in mid-air. Taking the program to its next stage, the Agency has now awarded Phase 2 contracts to two teams, one ...

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Raymond Arroyo's books are having an astounding impact on at-risk kids

Washington D.C., Mar 19, 2017 / 04:21 pm .- Raymond Arroyo has an impressive resume. He’s a New York Times bestselling author several times over. He’s an award-winning journalist and producer. And his weekly EWTN show, The World Over Live, reaches more than 350 million global households and 500 U.S. radio ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Report: Melania Moving to WH in June, Picks Barron's School

First lady Melania Trump and son Barron, 10, will be moving from Trump Tower in New York City to the White House in Washington, D.C., this June, and the first family has already picked his new school for next fall, according to a TMZ report.Trump's wife and youngest son are...

- Newsmax - US

Shamim Ahmad gets two-year extension as press minister in Washington

Journalist Shamim Ahmad’s tenure of contractual appointment as minister of the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC has been extended by two years.

- BDNews24 - BD

A lawyer sues President Trump over his financial disclosure

A Washington, D.C. lawyer is asking Trump to correct his financial disclosures.President Donald Trump listens to a question during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 17, 2017. CREDIT: AP/Pablo Martinez MonsivaisA lawyer filed a case ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Visualizing debris disk "roller derby" to understand planetary system evolution

Washington DC Mar 16, 2017 When planets first begin to form, the aftermath of the process leaves a ring of rocky and icy material that's rotating and colliding around the young central star like a celestial roller derby. Analogs to our own Solar System's Kuiper Belt, these disks of debris left over from planet formation can ...

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Toward Machines that Improve with Experience

Washington DC Mar 17, 2017 Self-driving taxis. Cell phones that react appropriately to spoken requests. Computers that outcompete world-class chess and Go players. Artificial Intelligence is becoming part and parcel of the technological landscape-not only in the civilian and commercial worlds but also within the Defense ...

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Don't cut foreign assistance, Catholic leaders tell Trump

Washington D.C., Mar 19, 2017 / 06:01 am .- The United States mustn’t cut foreign aid while conflicts, famines, and a worldwide refugee crisis rage, Catholic leaders are insisting. Amid a “huge, unprecedented refugee situation” around the globe and four countries with famines or on the cusp of famine ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Trump spokesman denies president refused to shake Merkel's hand

US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held talks at the White House in Washington DC, on March 17, 2017 Donald Trump's spokesman has denied that the US president refused to shake hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as they sat side-by-side in the White House last...

- The Raw Story - US

Official resistance: Nine states and DC intervene in lawsuit over enhanced fuel efficiency standards

In the wake of Pr*sident Donald Trump's unsurprising announcement Wednesday in Detroit that he is ordering a review of enhanced fuel economy standards established by the Obama administration, nine states and the District of Columbia are stepping in to block the action. Reid Wilson reports: That suit, brought by the ...

- Daily Kos - US

Appeals court refuses to stop oil in Dakota Access pipeline

An appeals court on Saturday refused a request from two American Indian tribes for an "emergency" order that would prevent oil from flowing through Dakota Access pipeline. The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit means the $3.8 billion pipeline to move North...

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There's still no White House 'investigation' of Trump's voter fraud claims. Go figure.

This is because the administration is lying. Despite insistence that widespread voter fraud exists and pledges to investigate the matter fully, it seems the Trump administration has not bothered to contact top state election officials across the country. The Huffington Post asked all 50 secretaries of state and election ...

- Daily Kos - US

Business travelers feel safest in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, survey finds

Terrorism is one of the biggest concerns for business travelers, ahead of other threats such as street crime and disease outbreaks, while Los Angeles is considered among the world's safest destinations, according to an online survey of nearly 800 business travelers. L.A. ranked behind only Washington,...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Patrick: the saint who knew what it was like to be a slave

Washington D.C., Mar 17, 2017 / 10:04 am .- Many know that Saint Patrick, bishop and missionary to Ireland, was once a slave – but few know of his heartfelt plea on behalf of girls and boys abducted into slavery. “The pathos of St. Patrick’s description of the fate of his victims is something I think we ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

A year after genocide declaration, Knights donate nearly $2 million

Washington D.C., Mar 17, 2017 / 02:18 pm .- Last year, in a nearly unprecedented event, the United States declared that Christians, Yezidis, Shi’a Muslims, and other religious and ethnic minorities are victims of ISIS genocide. It was only the second time the State Department has used the label to describe ongoing ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Catholic priests, religious face wave of violence in DR Congo

Washington D.C., Mar 17, 2017 / 03:39 pm .- Following recent attempts at brokering peace between the government and political opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo , Catholic priests and religious are facing violent backlash around the country. According to Aid to the Church in Need, a Catholic aid ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Former HRC Global Innovator Luis Larrain to Run for Office in Chile

On Sunday, Luis Larrain, a prominent member of the LGBTQ community and leading advocate in Chile, announced his campaign for a deputy seat in Chile’s Lower House. If elected, Larrain would represent the 10th District, which includes several prominent communes such as Santiago, Providencia and uoa. In 2016, Larrain, ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

New Mexico Legislature Sends Bill to Protect Youth from So-Called Conversion Therapy' to Governor

Today, HRC hailed the New Mexico legislature for passing a bill banning so-called “conversion therapy” for minors. After clearing the Senate last month, the bill, SB 121, passed through the House this week by a vote of 44-23 and will now head to the governor’s desk. New Mexico is a majority-minority, ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US