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First openly transgender person of color elected to public office in US

First openly transgender person of color elected to public office in US In her role as an aide to departing Minneapolis City Council President Elizabeth Glidden, Jenkins worked to revitalize poor neighborhoods. Jenkins has spent 12 years working for two different council members, most recently Elizabeth Glidden, who now holds the Eighth Ward seat and who did not seek reelection. [Full Article...]

The Queen's Offshore Investments Spark Controversy in Britain

The Queen's Offshore Investments Spark Controversy in Britain A BBC programme on Sunday, based on the leaked papers, highlighted the investment of 10 million pounds (13 million dollars) into funds in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda by the queen's Duchy of Lancaster estate. The Duchy said in a statement that the investment in BrightHouse was made "through a third party", and equates to just 0.0006% of the Duchy's value. [Full Article...]

Trump Is Leaving Japan Empty-Handed on Trade

Trump Is Leaving Japan Empty-Handed on Trade The White House has sought to emphasise the length of the five-nation tour - the longest by any USA president since George H.W. Bush in 1991 - as evidence of Trump's commitment to engaging with the region. Some on Trump's staff, including Hope Hicks and Sarah Huckabee Sanders, now the White House communications director and press secretary, respectively, told Trump to cancel the meeting, the presi... [Full Article...]

Dallas man arrested at White House, wanted to 'kill all white police'

Dallas man arrested at White House, wanted to 'kill all white police' Arega, "who reportedly traveled to Washington D.C. for the goal of killing "all white police" at the White House". The Secret Service received an alert around 3 p.m. However, on his Facebook page Arega mentioned he has been working for another construction company called Alpha Testing as a quality control inspector. [Full Article...]

Broadcom Makes $100M Bid for Qualcomm

Broadcom Makes $100M Bid for Qualcomm The Silicon Valley company, which is officially based in Singapore but last week announced plans to legally relocate to DE, said that its proposal valued Qualcomm at $70 per share, split between $60 per share in cash and $10 per share in Broadcom stock. [Full Article...]

Watch Dogs Is Available for Free This Week on PC via Uplay

The first Watch Dogs game came out around three and a half years ago, but do not let its age fool you-there is still some entertainment value to be had from Ubisoft's cleverly conceived third-person action title. You don't even have been a member of Uplay for a prescribed length of time; you can sign up right now to get this freebie. That's all that needs to be done, redeeming it will give you... [Full Article...]

The Manhattan DA Will Reportedly Seek To Indict Harvey Weinstein Next Week

The Manhattan DA Will Reportedly Seek To Indict Harvey Weinstein Next Week Last week, the chief of detectives, Robert Boyce said the department is sharing new leads with Manhattan District Attorney, Cy Vance to obtain an arrest warrant to pick up Weinstein. Chief Boyce revealed during the conference that subpoenas have been issued, before adding: 'If this person was still in NY and it was recent we would go right away and make the arrest, no doubt. [Full Article...]

Russian Foreign Minister Confirms Trump-Putin Meeting in Vietnam

Russian Foreign Minister Confirms Trump-Putin Meeting in Vietnam There is a strong possibility that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will meet on the sidelines of the upcoming worldwide summit in Vietnam, the Kremlin said. "If Trump can drive these points home, Putin may be more willing to put pressure on North Korea, including financially; trade between North Korea and Russian Federation more than doubled in the first half of 2017". [Full Article...]

Uber Wants to Develop Flying Taxis by 2020

Uber Wants to Develop Flying Taxis by 2020 Uber also announced that Los Angeles will be the second USA city where it will test its uberAIR service. The flying taxi project could drastically reduce trip times by avoiding traffic while remaining relatively affordable. Uber hopes it will eventually become a form of mass transport and cost commuters less than using their own auto, though initially it will be more expensive than that, Uber'... [Full Article...]

Germany's Top Court Recognizes 'Intersex' Gender In Birth Registry

The person in question then to the challenge to a German high court, who ruled that the government would have to introduce new regulations so that an intersex gender option would be available on all official documents. The Association for Intersexual People told AFP news agency it welcomed the decision saying it hoped for "further steps in the same direction". Intersex is a term which has largel... [Full Article...]

Repealing the Individual Mandate: A Tangled Tale

The CBO said in December that overturning the individual mandate would save $416 billion between 2018 and 2026. As lawmakers consider tax reform, GOP conservatives see rolling back the mandate as a way to cut federal spending. Walker has been slightly more aggressive, and went on to calling it a "good move". Eliminating the individual mandate outright would spark a political firestorm among ... [Full Article...]

At GDC 2018, see how PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds became a Twitch sensation

At GDC 2018, see how PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds became a Twitch sensation Also of note is that Fortnite announced the game had surpassed 20 million players over the weekend - a not insignificant feat considering the arguably current leader of the genre PUBG only themselves announced yesterday that they'd just hit a similar milestone. [Full Article...]

Sacked Zimbabwe VP in exile, vows to defy Mugabe

Sacked Zimbabwe VP in exile, vows to defy Mugabe Several of former Zimmabwe Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's allies are facing expulsion from the ruling party, as is Mnangagwa himself. Supporters of Grace Mugabe, 52, gathered outside the headquarters of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front on Wednesday with banners calling for her to be named vice president. [Full Article...]

New Surveillance Video Shows Sherri Papini Minutes Before She Was Rescued

New Surveillance Video Shows Sherri Papini Minutes Before She Was Rescued She has claimed that two Hispanic women abducted her at gunpoint, and that they bound her, beat her, held her captive and starved her before eventually dumping her on the side of the highway. Brian Jackson told the Record Searchlight in October, though, that officials discovered DNA from a male and female on Papini. The second woman was described as Hispanic, between 40 and 50 years old, about ... [Full Article...]

Murphy To Thank Supporters After New Jersey Governor's Race Win

Murphy To Thank Supporters After New Jersey Governor's Race Win In fact, in his primary victory speech, Phil Murphy proclaimed his desire to sign a marijuana legalization bill within his first 100 days in office. "But let there be no doubt, starting here, starting now and starting with us, New Jersey is coming back". "It won't be easy and it's certainly won't be overnight", he said. [Full Article...]

In a first, New Jersey town elects Sikh as Mayor

In a first, New Jersey town elects Sikh as Mayor I look forward to being your Mayor!", Bhalla tweeted . The flyer as originally produced raises the issue that Bhalla could have a conflict of interest as mayor in considering city contracts with a utility company that has been a client of the law firm for which Bhalla has worked as an attorney. [Full Article...]

Ryan School murder case: CBI questions Class XI student

Ryan School murder case: CBI questions Class XI student The sensational Aarushi murder case may have been allegedly botched up by the CBI but it has some similarities with the Pradyuman case. Although the CBI is yet to make an official statement, a report by CNN News18 said the Class XI student has been charged with Indian Penal Code Section 302 (murder). [Full Article...]

Is Landscaping Drama at the Root of Rand Paul's Assault?

Is Landscaping Drama at the Root of Rand Paul's Assault? Boucher ran up from behind and tackled the senator with such force that he caused "five rib fractures including 3 displaced fractures", according to Doug Stafford , an aide to Mr. "Thank you for your thoughts and prayers", Paul said on Twitter on Sunday morning, referring to his wife. But Porter said that in all the years he has known Paul, he has never heard him mention Boucher or any type of ... [Full Article...]

Facebook asks users to upload nudes to fight revenge porn

Facebook asks users to upload nudes to fight revenge porn Earlier this year, Facebook implemented a photo-matching tool in the U.S. to stop sharing of content tagged as revenge porn in the past. Facebook is collaborating with four countries to test a pre-emptive method to detect and stop revenge porn. [Full Article...]

Paddles, New Zealand PM's 'First Cat', Dies In Car Crash

Paddles, New Zealand PM's 'First Cat', Dies In Car Crash The bio of Paddles' account read: "Have thumbs, will tweet". 'To anyone who has ever lost a pet, you'll know how sad we feel. "They found her before we did, and we will always be grateful for that". On Instagram, Ardern thanked everyone for their thoughts and asked people to "please be kind" to New Zealand's Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. [Full Article...]


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