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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The assistance include the provision of defense articles and services to forces allied with the United States, according to the release.
“I hereby…determine that the transaction, encompassing the provision of defense articles and services to foreign forces, irregular forces, groups, or individuals engaged in supporting or facilitating ongoing US military operations to counter terrorism in Syria, is essential to the national security interests of the United States,” Obama said. “[I hereby] waive the prohibitions…related to such a transaction.” Continue reading
Syrian government forces have suspended “active military activities” against militants in eastern Aleppo to enable the withdrawal of civilians from the city, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has announced while speaking in Hamburg, Germany.
Lavrov was speaking on Thursday on the sidelines of a meeting of ministers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Continue reading
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Renowned astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn has died, according to the Columbus Dispatch. He was 95.
Glenn was hospitalized “more than a week ago,” according to Ohio State University spokesman Hank Wilson.
Glenn had heart valve replacement surgery in 2014. Continue reading
Almost 60 percent of transgender Americans have avoided using public restrooms for fear of confrontation, saying they have been harassed and assaulted, according to the largest survey taken of transgender people in the United States.
The survey of 27,715 respondents reached an estimated 2 percent of the adult transgender population in 2015, seeking to fill a gap in data about a severely understudied group whose experiences and challenges from medicine to law to economics and family relations are poorly understood. Continue reading
Legislation expanding the 2012 U.S. Magnitsky human rights act from Russian citizens to cover abusers in any country passed the U.S. Senate on Thursday as part of an annual defense policy bill, leaving the landmark measure on the verge of becoming law.
The legislation was included in the must-pass National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, setting policy for the Department of Defense, despite the recent election of Republican Donald Trump as the U.S. president. Continue reading
A promising new HIV vaccine has successfully passed initial trials on 33 HIV-positive patients, and will now be tested on 600 people who do not suffer from the illness to find out its ability to prevent infection.
The results of the first tests of the vaccine, dubbed SAV001, have been published in the journal Retrovirology. It is a ‘killed whole-HIV-1 vaccine’, which means that it contains the virus itself, but modified and already harmless for the human body. The vaccine aims at producing anti-HIV antibodies in uninfected patients. Continue reading
Liberty Blitzkrieg – by Michael Krieger
This is a remarkable, must watch interview between Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and California Congressman Adam Schiff.
More than anything else, the primary takeaway is the completely clownish and pathetic manner in which Mr. Schiff represents himself and his office. The only reply he has to Carlson, which he uses on at least three occasions, is to blurt out “party of Reagan” in a childish attempt at guilting Tucker into a mutual embrace of neo-Cold War jingoism. Continue reading
Trump- Israel’s Trojan Horse?
Latest– Wayne Madsen – Trump Must Stop NeoCon Invasion of His Admin
Americans are holding their breath wondering if Trump is the “real deal.” Some are wondering if the Judeo Masonic conspiracy model has been shattered. The appointment of Breitbart News CEO Steven Bannon as Trump “Chief Strategist” provides a clue. Breitbart was set up in 2007 to counter criticism of Israel by left-leaning American Jews. To this day, it is essentially an Israeli propaganda outlet, garnering a tremendous following by championing the “alt right”.
We applied for an adoption of a baby in New York State in July of 1966. My husband and I were trying for a baby but it had not come to fruition. We got a beautiful baby girl on October 17, 1966 fast tracked obviously.
Presently my daughter had her DNA researched in hopes of some information she had not been able to glean. She was only able to get non-identifying information. She is 50 now and most of her adult life she has spent trying to find her mother. Continue reading
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – A Tsunami Watch has been issued for all Hawaiian islands after a large earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
The quake, which struck around 7:38 a.m. HST, measured at a preliminary magnitude of 8.0, but was later downgraded to 7.8, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter was approximately 40 miles west-southwest of Kirakira. Continue reading
Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden
Back in April, when we first reported that Deutsche Bank had agreed to settle allegations it had rigged the silver market in exchange for $38 million, we revealed something stunning: “in a curious twist, the settlement letter revealed that the former members of the manipulation cartel have turned on each other“, and that Deutsche Bank would provide docments implicating other precious metals riggers. To wit: “In addition to valuable monetary consideration, Deutsche Bank has also agreed to provide cooperation to plaintiffs, including the production of instant messages, and other electronic communications, as part of the settlement. In Plaintiff’s estimation, the cooperation to be provided by Deutsche Bank will substantially assist Plaintiffs in the prosecution of their claims against the non-settling defendants.” Continue reading
In a small neighbourhood on the unfashionable outskirts of Tijuana, three kids are having a tea party in the dust.
The tea is imaginary. And so is the food, even at lunch time, when most other kids in this city are eating a real meal.
The relatively recent arrivals who built this community and named it Nueva Esperanza — New Hope — came from parts of Mexico that are even more bleak than this. Continue reading
Anyone familiar with scientist and inventor extraordinaire Elon Musk knows that he has some visionary ideas for the future.
For example, his Hyperloop transport system, which will be able to move people and cargo at speeds of up to 800 mph, could revolutionize transportation. He is also the founder of Space X, the company behind building interplanetary rockets that will, according to Musk, transport everything required to build a colony on Mars. His reusable interplanetary transport system (ITS) will move 100 people at a time to the off-world base once it is ready for occupation. Continue reading
Senate Democrats are about to get rolled on Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks. They could spend years in the minority. And instead of the GOP collapse that many expected on Nov. 8, it’s now Democrats soul-searching about what went wrong.
But as Harry Reid prepares to leave the Senate this month after 34 years in Washington, he says everything is just fine with his party, thank you. Continue reading
Two juveniles have been arrested and charged with arson for allegedly starting the fire that killed at least 14 people in east Tennessee last month. They might be tried as adults, and authorities say there might be more arrests.
Prosecutors say the two minors started a fire on Nov. 23, according to a statement from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Feeding off a drought-stricken forest, the Chimney Tops 2 fire grew inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. On Nov. 28, it swept into Gatlinburg, a popular tourist destination. Continue reading