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AG's religious objection order undercuts LGBT protections

But experts said the directive clearly tilted the balance very far in favor of people of faith who do not want to recognize same-sex marriage. Furthermore, the memo clarifies, religious employers are entitled to limit employment to people whose beliefs and conduct adhere to their religious precepts. [Full Article...]

U.S. releases rule to end 'debt trap' of payday loans

U.S. releases rule to end 'debt trap' of payday loans The restrictions, scheduled to go into effect in 2019, are fiercely opposed by those in the industry, who say the measures will force numerous nation's almost 18,000 payday-loan stores out of business. But in the states where such lenders are legal, they are pervasive - there are nearly as many payday lenders as McDonald's and Starbucks in the United States . [Full Article...]

Dems push for gun safety bills; GOP legislation in limbo

Dems push for gun safety bills; GOP legislation in limbo But mass shootings in recent years inspired similar appeals for gun control with no major results on the federal level. But it doesn't have to be this way. Gabby and I have come to reject this. "A motive is yet to be determined and it would be premature for us to discuss policy when we don't fully know all of the facts or what took place last night", she added. [Full Article...]

Bus crash at railway crossing kills 19 in Russian Federation

Bus crash at railway crossing kills 19 in Russian Federation A spokesperson for the Vladimir governor said the bus had a Kazakh license plate and the passengers were from Uzbekistan. At least 16 people were killed when a train collided with a bus in the Vladimir Region east of Moscow, local administration head Vyacheslav Arkelov told TASS, APA reports. [Full Article...]

Republic of Ireland: Martin O'Neill wants contract extension

Republic of Ireland: Martin O'Neill wants contract extension They're on 11, Ireland are on 10. Northern Ireland have secured at least second spot but look unlikely to topple Group C leaders Germany, who finish against Azerbaijan on the final matchday. The Southampton striker had sat out training for the previous two days as a precaution after suffering a dead leg. "I've a lot of faith in him", O'Neill said of O'Dowda. [Full Article...]

Samsung Comes To VR World with their Out of this World Odyssey

The headset requires a connection to a PC running on a Windows 10 update being released October 17. "Working with Microsoft to include SteamVR compatibility with these devices is also a big step in growing VR as an open platform for developers and consumers". [Full Article...]

Body of missing U.S. service member recovered in Niger

Body of missing U.S. service member recovered in Niger Four U.S. soldiers died in the firefight, killed in a country where most Americans were unaware their army is deployed but Washington has steadily grown its presence. "It's a pretty broad mission with the government of Niger in order to increase their capability to stand alone and to prosecute violent extremists", the USA military's Joint Staff Director, Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie, said o... [Full Article...]

Brazil nursery arson attack: Four toddlers burnt alive

Brazil nursery arson attack: Four toddlers burnt alive According to witnesses, Soares dos Santos set fire to himself in one of the three rooms in the facility, and after, he started heading in the direction of the children. Her father Nelson de Jesus Silva said: My daughter was very special, smart. "I woke him up early to bring him here and when I saw him again he was dead in the hospital". [Full Article...]

Germany and England book berths, Poland on the brink

Germany and England book berths, Poland on the brink The Three Lions can clinch their spot at next summer's World Cup with a win at the home of English football as Gareth Southgate's men require two points from their final two game of the qualifying campaign. We're full of admiration for the guy who calls it a good eight seconds before it crosses the line. "I've seen Bobby Robson get to a World Cup semi-final and was hammered up probably unt... [Full Article...]

Should Bump Stock Modifications on Guns be Allowed?

Should Bump Stock Modifications on Guns be Allowed? Stephen Paddock , 64, was able to fire off so many shots in succession because he had altered his legal semiautomatic rifles with what could have been two " bump stocks ", which can be purchased legally and enable a rifle to shoot up to 700 rounds per minute. [Full Article...]

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh asks India to not mix up humanitarian & security aspects

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh asks India to not mix up humanitarian & security aspects Thousands of Rohingya Muslims, a minority ethnic group who live in the Rakhine state of Myanmar were captured in a video, swimming across the water to escape persecution and traveling to Bangladesh Thursday. Some 515,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh from Myanmar's western state of Rakhine in an unrelenting movement of people that began after Myanmar security forces responded to Rohing... [Full Article...]

White House Rolls Back Obamacare Birth-Control Mandates

White House Rolls Back Obamacare Birth-Control Mandates Since contraception became a covered preventive benefit under Obamacare, the share of women employees in the US who pay their own money for birth control pills has plunged to under 4 percent from 21 percent, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. [Full Article...]

UK Prime Minister Theresa May handed 'P45' during speech

UK Prime Minister Theresa May handed 'P45' during speech While 61-year-old May's own Cabinet has rallied around her, Shapps accused them of trying to overlook a series of blunders that made May's leadership of the party and the country untenable. "The test of a leader is how you respond when tough times come upon you", she said at the conclusion of her speech, prompting applause. We can do that, and we will under her leadership. [Full Article...]

News of Las Vegas horror came on Gandhi's birthday

News of Las Vegas horror came on Gandhi's birthday The bill would prohibit the sale, manufacture, and possession of all bump fire stocks , which police say were fitted to rifles used by gunman Stephen Paddock to kill 58 people and injure over 400 in the Las Vegas mass shooting Sunday night. [Full Article...]

Senator Ben Sasse Introduces Greg Ibach to Senate Agriculture Committee

Senator Ben Sasse Introduces Greg Ibach to Senate Agriculture Committee Ibach was first appointed state director of agriculture by former Gov. Mike Johanns, who later served as US secretary of agriculture. He also worked 19 years for Dow AgroSciences, and 14 years with Elanco, a subsidiary of Eli Lilly, where he was director of global corporate affairs. [Full Article...]

Ship From NKorea Seized With Weapons Cache for Egyptian Military

Ship From NKorea Seized With Weapons Cache for Egyptian Military However, the foreign ministry said that the shipment was confiscated and then destroyed in the presence of a United Nations committee that supervises the application of United Nations sanctions against North Korea. Egypt possesses Korea military hardware. "Cairo got the message and it cut ties with North Korea". According to officials who spoke to The Washington Post on condition of anonymi... [Full Article...]

Sen. Dianne Feinstein introducing bill to ban bump fire stocks

Mr. Cornyn said the continuing legality of the conversion kits was "a legitimate question", and told reporters he had asked Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the Judiciary Committee chairman, to convene a hearing on that issue and any others that arise out of the Las Vegas investigation. [Full Article...]

Russia says head of Jabhat al-Nusra 'critical' after strike

Russia says head of Jabhat al-Nusra 'critical' after strike One, with a beard, appeared to be in handcuffs. Reuters could not immediately verify the video. It was dated October 3, though there was no other evidence when the video was made. Moscow has dismissed as false previous ISIS allegations that it captured Russian servicemembers. Daech, via its propaganda agency Qama, presents the two men as "Russian soldiers" captured recently in the provinc... [Full Article...]

Case filed against Prakash Raj after his comments on PM Narendra Modi

Case filed against Prakash Raj after his comments on PM Narendra Modi Prakash Raj , who began his career in Kannada films but has acted in Tamil and Malayalam movies too, was reportedly a close friend of slain journalist Gauri Lankesh . We don't know who killed them, but we can see who is celebrating. He further stated that Modi's continued silence is worrying and he has continued to follow some people on social media, who had celebrated Lankesh's killing. [Full Article...]

White House believes chief of staff John Kelly's cellphone was hacked

White House believes chief of staff John Kelly's cellphone was hacked Kelly reportedly used the phone for months, before turning the device over to White House staffers this summer, when tech support staffers uncovered the suspected breach. White House officials told Politico it's still unclear when or where Kelly's phone was hacked and what if any data swiped. Kelly became chief of staff in July . [Full Article...]


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