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In Defense of the Electoral College
In Defense of the Electoral College

Senator Elizabeth Warren has joined a growing chorus within the Democratic party in calling for the abolition of the Electoral College. Speaking at a forum in Mississippi on Monday night, Warren said that she hoped to ensure that "every vote matters" and proposed that "the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting, and that means get rid of the Electoral College."Warren's lofty rhetoric notwithstanding, a large portion of the Democratic party's present animosity toward the Electoral College is rooted in rank partisanship. Since they watched their supposed "blue wall" evaporate in the small hours of the 2016 presidential election, many Democrats have felt sufficient...

'I am your mother now': New Zealand mosque shootings hit tight-knit Bangladesh community hard

Waiting to meet her was Farid, the man she would marry in a few hours, as their families had agreed. A quarter of a century later, the life they had built together was torn apart when a gunman walked into the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch and began firing on worshippers at Friday prayers. Husna encountered the gunman on his way out of the mosque.

New Zealand shooter to represent himself in court as former lawyer says he appears
New Zealand shooter to represent himself in court as former lawyer says he appears 'lucid'

The Australian terrorist who filmed himself slaughtering 50 worshipers at two mosques in New Zealand has asked to represent himself in court, prompting concerns the trial could become a platform to promote his far-Right ideology. Brenton Tarrant, a white supremacist who gunned down his victims with a semi-automatic rifle at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, sacked his court-appointed lawyer so he could defend himself.  His former lawyer, Richard Peters, told reporters that the attacker "indicated he does not want a lawyer" and that he "wants to be self-represented in this case." Mr Peters, who represented Tarrant at a preliminary court hearing, played...

Trump stance on Muslims, Fox host in spotlight after mosque shootings
Trump stance on Muslims, Fox host in spotlight after mosque shootings

The violence against Muslims in New Zealand on Friday put a spotlight on Trump's rhetoric about Islam and revived criticism of his handling of white supremacist violence. "Bring back @JudgeJeanine Pirro," Trump wrote in Twitter posts in which he blamed Democrats for trying to "silence a majority of our Country" and advocated supporters to "stop working soooo hard on being politically correct." At the same time, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney appeared on Sunday television news shows to tamp down criticism that Trump has not been strong enough in condemning hate speech and has fomented anti-Muslim sentiment.

Gillibrand in 2020 Democratic race as full-fledged candidate
Gillibrand in 2020 Democratic race as full-fledged candidate

WASHINGTON (AP) - New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand formally joined the 2020 White House race on Sunday and previewed the hard line she will take against President Donald Trump by announcing a rally outside one of his signature Manhattan properties.

Unrest returns to Paris with worst yellow vest violence in weeks
Unrest returns to Paris with worst yellow vest violence in weeks

Anti-government protesters hurled rocks and paving slabs at police, looted boutiques, smashed up a luxury restaurant on Paris's famed Champs-Elysées and set a bank on fire on Saturday. A mother and her baby trapped on the second floor of the building, as flames surged up from the bank branch on the ground floor, were rescued by firefighters. The bank offices were gutted and 11 people were slightly injured, including two police officers. Smoke and tear gas shrouded the Champs-Elysées and at least 109 people were arrested in the worst outbreak of violence on the fringes of a "yellow vest" demonstration in Paris for several weeks. President Emmanuel Macron has cut short his skiing holiday to...

Photos of the STI Motorsports
Photos of the STI Motorsports' 30th-Anniversary Gathering

The Death Penalty Could Become a 2020 Issue. But Many Conservatives Disagree With Trump
The Death Penalty Could Become a 2020 Issue. But Many Conservatives Disagree With Trump

The death penalty could become a 2020 issue, but a growing number of conservatives disagree with Donald Trump on the issue.

New Zealand police say gunman resisted arrest
New Zealand police say gunman resisted arrest

New Zealand's police commissioner says the man suspected of a mass shooting at two mosques that killed at least 49 people was "not willing to be arrested." In addition to those killed, dozens remain hospitalized. (March 15)

Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents, jury finds
Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents, jury finds

Qualcomm last year sued Apple alleging it had violated patents related to helping mobile phones get better battery life. During an eight-day trial, Qualcomm asked the jury to award it unpaid patent royalties of up to $1.41 per iPhone that violated the patents. The $31 million penalty is small change for Apple, the second most valuable U.S. company after Microsoft Corp, with a market value of $866 billion and annual revenue totaling hundreds of billions of dollars.

NY Muslim community reacts to NZ mosque shootings
NY Muslim community reacts to NZ mosque shootings

The New York Police Department increased security at mosques in the city as a precaution following the killing of at least 49 worshipers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. (March 15)

Pres. Trump defends
Pres. Trump defends 'Tim Apple' comment, says he was saving time

"I quickly referred to Tim + Apple as Tim/Apple as an easy way to save time & words." Pres. Trump says he didn't slip up when he referred to Apple CEO Tim Cook as "Tim Apple" at a White House meeting.

Two fatal crashes. Same Boeing model.
Two fatal crashes. Same Boeing model.

From the Ethiopian Airlines crash to a gigantic cocaine bust, here's Monday's top news.

Cohen likely to face DOJ perjury probe according to top House Democrat
Cohen likely to face DOJ perjury probe according to top House Democrat

Rep. Katie Hill tells Fox News she believes Rep. Elijah Cummings will refer Michael Cohen to the Justice Department for a perjury investigation after his House testimony; Catherine Herridge reports from Washington.

ICE makes more arrests at decoy university
ICE makes more arrests at decoy university

Federal immigration authorities made more arrests at a decoy university created to catch illegal immigrants.

After Ryan Adams expose, Mandy Moore chops her hair: I'm 'shedding dead weight'
After Ryan Adams expose, Mandy Moore chops her hair: I'm 'shedding dead weight'

After a difficult and emotional few weeks, Mandy Moore is ready to power forward.

EU Makes New Offer Well Short of May's Demands: Brexit Update
EU Makes New Offer Well Short of May's Demands: Brexit Update

Theresa May appealed to members of Parliament to back her deal or risk seeing Brexit canceled, as the European Union made a new offer in talks that falls far short of U.K. demands. Key Developments:Barnier makes a new offer on the backstop -- letting Britain exit the backstop, but keeping Northern Ireland in it.

Elon Musk
Elon Musk's US security clearance under review after smoking cannabis

Elon Musk's security clearance is under review by the US Department of Defence after he smoked marijuana on a podcast last year.  The Tesla and SpaceX founder is resubmitting a form which requires government employees or contractors with security clearance to disclose illegal drug use in recent years, Bloomberg reported. His security clearance is linked to his aerospace company SpaceX, which is launching intelligence satellites for the US government and is planning manned spaceflights for Nasa later this year. Last month SpaceX won a $297m (£226m) contract to launch satellites for the Air Force. A capsule launched last week with a dummy nicknamed "Ripley" aboard, a reference to...

Cohen Fires New Shot at Trump With Suit for Millions in Fees
Cohen Fires New Shot at Trump With Suit for Millions in Fees

The breach-of-contract suit, filed Thursday, is likely to prolong the bitter feud between President Donald Trump and his former lawyer and fixer, who heads to prison in May. Cohen just wrapped up a series of appearances before Congress, where he impugned his ex-boss as a "racist," "con man" and "cheat," and promised to help investigators probing the president's company. "The Trump Organization agreed to indemnify Mr. Cohen and to pay attorneys' fees and costs incurred by Mr. Cohen in connection with various matters arising from Mr. Cohen's work with and on behalf of the organization," according to the complaint in state court in Manhattan. In addition to recovering millions, the suit...

Sherrod Brown surprises Democrats by announcing he will not run for president
Sherrod Brown surprises Democrats by announcing he will not run for president

Brown, 66, plans to remain in US Senate but says he will 'keep calling out Donald Trump and his phony populism' * Paul Manafort sentencing - follow it liveBrown's appeal among working-class voters should position him to play an influential role in the election. Photograph: John Locher/APSenator Sherrod Brown, one of the Democratic party's progressive stalwarts, has announced he will not run for president in 2020.Brown, a three-term senator from the swing state of Ohio, said he would continue the fight to make his "dignity of work" platform a centerpiece of the Democratic agenda, but that his party would be best served by him remaining in the US Senate."I will keep calling out Donald...

US general warns of IS resurgence as
US general warns of IS resurgence as 'caliphate' nears collapse

A top US commander warned Thursday that the battle against the Islamic State group was "far from over" despite the jihadists' loss of territory, as survivors abandoned the last shred of the group's collapsing "caliphate" in eastern Syria. A fierce assault by US-backed forces has sparked an exodus of dust-covered children, veiled women dragging suitcases and dishevelled men, many of them wounded, from the village of Baghouz where besieged IS fighters are making a last stand. The Syrian Democratic Forces are waiting for more survivors to leave before dealing what they hope will be a final blow to jihadists holed up in a makeshift camp along the banks of the Euphrates.

More suspected IS members leave extremist holdout in Syria
More suspected IS members leave extremist holdout in Syria

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) - Scores of suspected IS members, including foreign fighters, were screened and searched for concealed weapons and explosives Thursday after leaving the last pocket of territory held by the Islamic State group in Syria.

French cardinal Barbarin convicted over sex abuse cover-up
French cardinal Barbarin convicted over sex abuse cover-up

The archbishop of Lyon, the most senior French Catholic cleric caught up in the paedophilia scandals that have rocked the church, was convicted of helping covering up abuse and handed a six-month suspended jail term on Thursday. Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who was not in court, was found guilty of failing to report the abuse of a minor between 2014 and 2015. "The reasoning of the court is not convincing," lawyer Jean-Felix Luciani told reporters.

Huawei set to announce lawsuit against U.S. as it seeks to strike back
Huawei set to announce lawsuit against U.S. as it seeks to strike back

Huawei Technologies is set to announce a lawsuit on Thursday against the United States, ratcheting up its response to a campaign aimed at closing it out of Western markets for fear its telecoms equipment could be used by Beijing for spying. The privately owned firm has embarked on a public relations and legal offensive over the past two months as Washington lobbies allies to abandon Huawei when building fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks, centring on a 2017 Chinese law requiring companies cooperate with national intelligence work. Founder and Chief Executive Ren Zhengfei has said Huawei, the world's biggest telecoms gear maker, has never and will never share data with China's...

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Gingrich: There's a deep anti-Israel, anti-Semitic bias on the left

Rep. Ilhan Omar faces heavy criticism for anti-Semitic remarks; former House speaker Newt Gingrich weighs in.

Missing 2-month-old found dead in Indianapolis, mother hospitalized
Missing 2-month-old found dead in Indianapolis, mother hospitalized

Rachel McAfee and her daughter Emma were reported missing on Monday. The baby and mother were found in their freezing car.

R. Kelly speaks up to deny sex abuse charges
R. Kelly speaks up to deny sex abuse charges

R&B superstar R. Kelly denied allegations he sexually abused women and girls in his first public comments since being indicted last month. This not me," Kelly told "CBS This Morning", saying he was "fighting" for his life in an interview to air Wednesday. "Whether they're old rumors, new rumors, future rumors, not true," said Kelly, who became upset and emotional during the interview.

The Latest: Mayor seeks inquiry into police protest activity
The Latest: Mayor seeks inquiry into police protest activity

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on the California attorney general's decision on whether to charge officers who killed an unarmed black man last year (all times local):

Global stocks mixed as Brexit talks resume
Global stocks mixed as Brexit talks resume

Global stocks were mixed Tuesday as markets awaited details on US-China trade negotiations and Brexit talks resumed between the EU and Britain.

2 day care workers charged after video shows 3-year-old girl thrown across room in St. Louis
2 day care workers charged after video shows 3-year-old girl thrown across room in St. Louis

Charges have been filed against two Missouri day care center workers after surveillance video showing a 3-year-old girl being thrown against a cabinet went viral.

Rare hoodwinker sunfish washes up on California beach
Rare hoodwinker sunfish washes up on California beach

A big sea creature that washed ashore in Southern California has been identified as a hoodwinker sunfish, a recently identified rare species thought to live in the Southern Hemisphere.

After
After 'botch,' Walmart moves to keep disabled greeters

Walmart will make "every effort" to find a role for disabled workers who had been threatened with job loss.

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