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Watch live: Trump gives remarks to Heritage Foundation.

President Donald Trump was scheduled to give remarks Tuesday at the Heritage Foundation's President's Club Meeting in Washington, D.C.

- UPI - US

WATCH LIVE: Trump delivers keynote address at Heritage Foundation's President's Club meeting.

Donald Trump on Tuesday will speak before the Heritage Foundation's President's Club Meeting in Washington, D.C. He will deliver the keynote address on tax return for the conservative think tank's annual gathering. 
Watch below:...

- The Raw Story - US

An American woman married an Ethiopian prince she met in a nightclub — and the photos are magical.

Instagram/dotunayodeji The INSIDER Summary: A woman named Ariana Austin began dating a man she met in a nightclub. He eventually told her he was actually Prince Joel Makonnen, an Ethiopian prince. They've been together 12 years and got married this September. The wedding was totally over-the-top, and featured 13 officiants. ...

- Business Insider - US

Dozens missing in California wildfires as more evacuees return home.

By Jim Christie SANTA ROSA, Calif. - Search-and-rescue teams in Northern California will continue to comb through burned homes for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes. Light winds were expected, a condition that has helped ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Lockdown lifted at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON - Police lifted a lockdown at Howard University in the U.S. capital on Tuesday after finding no sign of a reported gunman on the campus, authorities said.

- Yahoo! News - US

Trump warns McCain to 'be careful' about criticizing him: 'I fight back , and it won't be pretty'.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired back at Sen. John McCain , who on Monday delivered a speech slamming Trump's brand of “half-baked nationalism.” Appearing on talk radio station WMAL in Washington DC, Trump was asked about the criticism McCain leveled at him this week, ...

- The Raw Story - US

Trump nominee helped push back against Mueller probe — and he'd oversee court that will handle appeals.

When President Donald Trump needed top legal help facing special counsel Robert Mueller, he called current White House Deputy Counsel Greg Katsas. Now Katsas is being nominated to the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. According to a Politico report, Trump's nomination comes on the hee...

- The Raw Story - US

NS Ryukyu Ballet to perform at Smithsonian and Disney World.

NS Ryukyu Ballet Company is scheduled to perform in concerts at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. on Mar. 24, and Disney World in Florida on Mar. 28, next year. Ballet company officials say, This will be the first performance in a foreign country for the NS Ryukyu Ballet, and a good opportunity to appeal to ...

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US bishops call for health care protection for the most vulnerable.

Washington D.C., Oct 17, 2017 / 06:04 am .- In the wake of an executive order issued by the Trump administration halting federal assistance for certain insurance plans, the U.S. bishops reaffirmed that helping to protect low-income persons and the vulnerable is of the utmost importance. “This is of grave concern. The ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

NZ Could Cut its Greenhouse Gas Emissions Naturally.

Washington DC – Nature could cost-effectively deliver over a third of greenhouse gas emissions reductions required by 2030 to prevent dangerous levels of global warming, according to a new study published today by scientists from global ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Callista Gingrich confirmed as US Ambassador to the Vatican.

Washington D.C., Oct 16, 2017 / 04:46 pm .- On Monday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, as the next U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. The vote was 70-23. In a July 18 hearing, Gingrich had voiced her commitment to fight human trafficking and promote human rights and ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Department of Justice announces settlement in HHS mandate suits

Washington D.C., Oct 16, 2017 / 09:45 pm .- A week after issuing new religious freedom guidelines to all administrative agencies in the federal government, the U.S. Department of Justice has settled with more than 70 plaintiffs who had challenged the controversial HHS contraceptive mandate. The Oct. 13 agreement was reached ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Trump opened up a barrel of legal worms with his Obamacare sabotage

Campaign Action The attorneys general of eighteen states and the District of Columbia are now suing the Trump administration over his decision to suspend cost-sharing reduction payments, required by the Affordable Care Act, to health insurers to make health care more affordable for low-income people. "By refusing to make ...

- Daily Kos - US

Sen. John McCain's full speech at Liberty Medal ceremony

Washington, D.C. --- U.S. Senator John McCain delivered the following remarks after being awarded the National Constitution Center's annual Liberty Medal. Vice President Joe Biden, Chairman of the National Constitution Center's Board of Trustees, presented the 2017 Liberty Medal…

- Billings Gazette - US

This Bible museum is missing something big that's causing Christians to criticize

The Museum of the Bible is a $500 million project opening next month in Washington, D.C., but critics are already pointing out some figures and…

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'Give up the ruse': Conservative shreds Christians for cheering 'the most faithless president in history'

In a blistering editorial in the Washington Post, conservative commentator Jennifer Rubin blasted the so-called Christians who turned out at the Value Voters Summit in Washington D.C. over the weekend to listen to a “faithless” Donald Trump among other conservative speakers. According to...

- The Raw Story - US

Donald Trump on Steve Bannon: Will 'See if We Talk Him Outta' Primarying Some 'Great' Republicans in 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump held a very short notice press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House on Monday with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, during which Trump said that he may try and talk former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon of recruiting 2018 primary challengers to ...

- Breitbart - US

Immigrant advocates believe it's possible to have a bipartisan, permanent fix for DREAMers

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Pro-immigration advocates are hopeful that Congress could quickly move on permanent immigration legislation within weeks, assured that a bipartisan bill could patch a big void left by the Trump White House after it recently dismantled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative, an Obama-era ...

- ThinkProgress - US

What Have Gravitational-Wave Detectors Discovered? Find Out Today!

On Monday , scientists with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory and Virgo collaborations, as well as researchers from a number of other institutions, will hold a news conference at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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JILA's 3-D quantum gas atomic clock offers new dimensions in measurement

Washington DC Oct 09, 2017 JILA physicists have created an entirely new design for an atomic clock, in which strontium atoms are packed into a tiny three-dimensional cube at 1,000 times the density of previous one-dimensional clocks. In doing so, they are the first to harness the ultra-controlled behavior of a so-called ...

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Debate over Mars exploration strategy heats up in astrobiology journal

Washington DC Oct 16, 2017 Current robotic missions to Mars that have not been appropriately cleaned and sterilized must steer clear of designated Special Regions to avoid introducing Earth-borne biological and organic contaminants. However, some experts claim that this strategy is hindering the discovery of martian life ...

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'No science' behind transgender therapy for kids, doctors warn

Washington D.C., Oct 15, 2017 / 03:57 pm .- Children who struggle to match their gender identity with their biological sex should not be pushed into transgender therapies, but given treatments that help treat the underlying cause of the dysphoria, said doctors in the field. From a medical standpoint, deciding not to offer ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Illness delayed a veteran's Honor Flight home, but a crowd made sure to welcome him back

Sixty-eight veterans made the trip this week to Washington, D.C., for the 14th Central Valley Honor Flight. Only 67 flew back as a group for Wednesday's big welcome home to Fresno Yosemite International Airport.

- Stars and Stripes - US

'We are so into the crazy': Van Jones smacks down GOPer who claims Trump can pass agenda while 'sowing chaos'

Democratic pundit Van Jones on Sunday shut down a Republican consultant who suggested that President Donald Trump could pass his agenda and keep his promises to the American people while continuing to be a source of chaos in Washington, D.C. During a panel discussion about Trump's agenda on AB...

- The Raw Story - US

Just What Is the Museum of the Bible Trying to Do?

In November, the Museum of the Bible, a 430,000-square foot building, will open at 300 D Street in Washington, D.C. The museum will house thousands of pieces of biblical lore, including fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls, pieces of papyrus displaying early copies of the New Testament, and Elvis Presley's personal Bible, as ...


H1B visa holders are not illegal economic migrants, they contribute to U.S. economy: Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is currently on a visit to the United States , conveyed India's concern to Washington D.C. on the issue of 'H1B visa.' Jailtey asserted that H1B visa holders are not illegal economic migrants but professionals who heavily contribute to the US economy. The Union Minister urged the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Religious conservatives shrug at Bannon's links to white nationalist groups

WASHINGTON, D.C. , For five years, Susan Blake has driven 14 hours from her home in South Florida to Washington, D.C. for the Values Voters Summit. The annual trip allows the 59-year-old small business owner to meet other Christians and to hear Republican lawmakers talk about their faith and their efforts to push ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Trump-Pence To Cozy Up With Anti-LGBTQ Extremists at Hate Group Event

On Friday, Donald Trump will become the first sitting U.S. president to speak at the Values Voter Summit, an annual gathering in Washington, D.C., of the nation’s most extreme anti-LGBTQ politicians, candidates and activists. Trump, who last year addressed the group as a candidate, will again be keeping company with ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: October 13, 2017

TRUMP-PENCE COZIES UP WITH ANTI-LGBTQ EXTREMISTS AT HATE GROUP EVENT: Today, Donald Trump will become the first sitting U.S. president to speak at the Values Voters Summit, an annual gathering in Washington, D.C., of the nation’s most extreme anti-LGBTQ politicians, candidates and activists.  Trump, who last year ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

US bishops laud attorney general's new religious freedom protections

Washington D.C., Oct 13, 2017 / 01:46 pm .- Following an announcement by the U.S. Attorney General detailing 20 principles of religious liberty for all government agencies and executive departments to follow, the U.S. bishops have praised the government’s reaffirmation of religious freedom protections. “The ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Mark Carney declines to give details on rate rise in 'coming months'

The governor of the Bank of England has confirmed the UK will raise interest rates "in the coming months", but he declined to confirm market expectations of a November hike. In an interview with CNBC yesterday evening at the meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington DC, Mark Carney said:  ...

- City AM - UK

Gravitational Wave Hunters Set to Make Big Announcement Monday

The massive collaboration of scientists that's hunting gravitational waves—with a lot of success—is set to make another big announcement on Monday. A flurry of press releases this week have teased the news, which is set to break on Oct. 16, although they've been short on details. At 10 a.m. Eastern, a team from the ...

- Discover - US

'Values voters' say they can look past Trump bragging about sexual assault

WASHINGTON, D.C. , President Trump was welcomed at the annual Values Voters Summit with standing ovations from religious conservatives who said they're willing to look past his personal behavior, religious beliefs, and indiscretions. “He's an answer to our prayers,” said Mandeville, Louisiana-resident Denise ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Prostitution decriminalization bill introduced in the name of 'protecting human rights'

Sex workers who are victims of crimes often aren't comfortable reporting them to authorities for fear of being arrested themselves. So, some Washington D.C. Council…

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A Brief Timeline of Iran-Sponsored Terrorism Since 1979

WASHINGTON, D.C. – From its warmongering in Iraq, Syria, and to a degree in Yemen, to its meddling in Lebanon, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the Palestinian territories and Turkey, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its terrorist proxy in Lebanon, Hezbollah, have caused chaos in the Middle East region since it ...

- Breitbart - US

Trump Authorizes Treasury to Sanction Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he has authorized the U.S. Department of Treasury to sanction Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization under terrorism Executive Order 13224; a move the leader of the free world said was "long overdue."

- Breitbart - US

President Trump's full 2017 speech at the Values Voter Summit

President Trump spoke to supporters at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 13.

- Washington Post - US

Jamie Dimon talks about bitcoin one day after saying 'I'm not going to talk about bitcoin anymore'

Getty/Win McNameeJamie Dimon can't get bitcoin off his mind.  JPMorgan's CEO popped off about bitcoin one day after saying he was done talking about the red-hot digital currency, which Friday morning reached more than $5,800 per coin.  The billionaire banker, who in mid-September called bitcoin "a fraud" said on Friday ...

- Business Insider - US

Properties with roof gardens

This week: properties with roof gardens – from a split-level penthouse in the Ritz Carlton building in Washington DC to a converted water tower in Horsham, West Sussex. The post Properties with roof gardens was first published on MoneyWeek.

- MoneyWeek - UK

How Trump's decision to end key payments throws a wrench into the heart of Obamacare

The Trump administration is ending so-called cost-sharing reduction payments under the Affordable Care Act. The payments were critical for insurers to help offset the cost of providing insurance to low-income Americans. Their end brings with it a cascade of effects on the federal budget deficit, individuals' health ...

- Business Insider - US

Watch live: Trump the first president to address Values Voter Summit

President Donald Trump will address the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. on Friday.

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WATCH LIVE: Donald Trump and others speak at 2017 Voters Value Summit

The annual Values Voters Summit kicks off in Washington, D.C. on Friday. Donald Trump will become the first sitting president to speak at the event, which is hosted by the anti-LGBTQ group Family Research Council. His speech is scheduled to start at 10:10 a.m. . “Values voters have waited ...

- The Raw Story - US

How parishes can help address the epidemic of domestic abuse

Washington D.C., Oct 13, 2017 / 03:02 am .- Domestic violence is a hidden epidemic that many clergy and laypersons need additional training to address, says one priest who runs the country’s largest parish-based ministry to counter the problem. “When you start talking about it, that’s when people will ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Cubs beat the Nationals for a return trip to the NLCS

No Washington, D.C., sports franchise has made it to a championship round since the Capitals played in the Stanley Cup finals in 1998, and that record was left unsullied Thursday night when the Washington Nationals lost to the Chicago Cubs in Game 5 of the National League Division Series. The Cubs' 9-8 win sends them to Los ...

- The Week - US

Cheap Labor, Open Borders Swamp Embraces Trump's DHS Pick: 'Experience Being Valued over Outsiders'

The Washington, D.C. political establishment, which supports a constant inflow of cheap, foreign workers to take American blue-collar jobs and open border policies, is heaping praise on President Trump's pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security , Kirstjen Nielsen.

- Breitbart - US

Jeff Reeves's Strength in Numbers: How to invest in health-care stocks regardless of what happens in Washington, D.C.

Jeff Reeves says it's easy to make broad investments in a sector with incredible long-term potential.

- Marketwatch - US

Cubs beat the Nationals for a return trip to the NLCS

No Washington, D.C., sports franchise has made it to a championship round since the Capitals played in the Stanley Cup finals in 1998, and that record left was unsullied Thursday night when the Washington Nationals lost to the Chicago Cubs in Game 5 of the National League Division Series. The Cubs 9-8 win sends them to Los ...

- The Week - US

Keeping Latinx LGBTQ History Alive

Post submitted by Milagros Chirinos, HRC Bilingual Media Manager-Spanish José Gutiérrez has been working as an LGBTQ rights and AIDS activist for nearly his entire adult life. His volunteer career helping LGBTQ people living with HIV and AIDS began in Atlanta, where he moved from Mexico in the 1980s. Since relocating to ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Preservando la historia LGBTQ latinx

Por Milagros Chirinos, Directora de Prensa Bilingüe-Español de HRC José Gutiérrez ha dedicado la mayor parte de su vida a la defensa de derechos LGBTQ y de personas que viven con sida y VIH. Su carrera como voluntario de ambas comunidades empezó en Atlanta, ciudad a la que emigró desde México en los ochenta. Desde que se ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Trump-Pence To Cozy Up With Anti-LGBTQ Extremists at Hate Group Event

On Friday, Donald Trump will become the first sitting U.S. president to speak at the Values Voters Summit, an annual gathering in Washington, D.C., of the nation’s most extreme anti-LGBTQ politicians, candidates and activists. Trump, who last year addressed the group as a candidate, will again be keeping company with ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US