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Benjamin Netanyahu on course to remain prime minister after tight Israeli election
Benjamin Netanyahu on course to remain prime minister after tight Israeli election

Benjamin Netanyahu looked on the brink of securing a fifth-term as Israel's prime minister on Wednesday, after fending off a centrist challenge despite facing criminal corruption charges.  With nearly all votes counted, Mr Netanyahu's Likud had won the same number of seats as Blue & White, a centrist coalition run by led by former general Benny Gantz, but the prime minister had a much clearer path to forming a coalition.  "This is a night of tremendous victory," Mr Netanyahu told his cheering supporters in Tel Aviv. "I am very moved that the people of Israel again put its faith in me, for the fifth time". If the final tallies are confirmed, it will cement Mr Netanyahu's reputation as the...

Trump administration moves spark fears of new immigration crackdown
Trump administration moves spark fears of new immigration crackdown

Trump denies plans for 'big' action but officials suggest otherwise, raising prospect of renewed family separations A prospective policy would force migrant parents to choose between being detained in jail-like facilities with their children or agreeing to a separation. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images Donald Trump flatly denied on Tuesday that he was planning a "big" new crackdown on migrants at the southern border, even as senior administration officials briefed reporters on the details of such a plan in the works, leaders in charge of immigration policy were shuffled, and insiders described Trump in private as apoplectic over a recent increase in migrant arrivals. A senior...

Migrant apprehensions soar at US-Mexico border in March
Migrant apprehensions soar at US-Mexico border in March

The number of migrants detained entering the United States from Mexico without documents soared to more than 103,000 in March, with the number of families arriving jumping as well, US Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday. The sharp upturn from the winter months, when the figure averaged around 60,000 a month, underscored the ineffectiveness of Trump administration efforts to stem the flow of migrants fleeing endemic poverty and violence in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. The data was released as President Donald Trump launches into a sweeping shakeup in the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees most border policing activities including the CBP.

Parents at UC Berkeley Easter-Egg Hunt Must Sign Waivers Due to Kids
Parents at UC Berkeley Easter-Egg Hunt Must Sign Waivers Due to Kids' Risk of 'Death'

Children were not allowed to participate in an Easter-egg hunt at the University of California, Berkeley without their parents' first signing a waiver - due to the apparent risk of injury or even death.According to Reason, parents had to stand in line for up to half an hour to hand in the waiver before their kids could attend the 25th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Learning Festival. The waiver, which was obtained by Reason, listed risks including "minor injuries, such as scratches, bruises, and sprains," "major injuries such as eye injury or loss of sight, joint or back injuries, heart attacks, and concussions," and even "catastrophic injuries including paralysis or death."Yes - death. Truly,...

Redacted Mueller report set for release
Redacted Mueller report set for release 'within a week'

US President Donald Trump's justice chief said Tuesday his review of the two-year Russian meddling investigation is on schedule and a redacted version of the report could be released by next week. Attorney General Bill Barr repeated his refusal however to give Congress the full, unaltered report -- including crucial secret testimony -- despite the threat of a subpoena. In his first public remarks since declaring President Donald Trump cleared of conspiracy to collude with Russia and obstruction of justice, Barr said his office was still editing out sensitive materials in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report.

Southwest flight canceled? Here's why the airline won't book you on another carrier
Southwest flight canceled? Here's why the airline won't book you on another carrier

Frustrated Southwest Airlines passengers have bombarded the airline with questions in the wake of heavy Boeing 737 Max 8 flight cancellations.

US actress Lori Loughlin faces new charge in college bribery scandal
US actress Lori Loughlin faces new charge in college bribery scandal

American actress Lori Loughlin was hit with a second charge on Tuesday stemming from a college admissions bribery scandal, increasing the likelihood that she could serve time in prison. The actress, known for her role on "Full House," now faces the charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering in addition to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, federal prosecutor Andrew Lelling said. Unlike actress Felicity Huffman, who was also among 33 parents charged in the case, Loughlin has so far chosen not to plead guilty -- a move that, in addition to avoiding trial, usually results in a reduced sentence.

Mercedes 2020 AMG CLA 35 announced ahead of New York debut
Mercedes 2020 AMG CLA 35 announced ahead of New York debut

Mercedes announced that the new 2020 AMG CLA 35 will make its world premiere at the New York International Auto Show, a model very similar to the AMG A35 sedan that was unveiled two weeks ago.

Imran Khan accuses India and Israel of moral bankruptcy over election annexation pledges
Imran Khan accuses India and Israel of moral bankruptcy over election annexation pledges

Imran Khan has accused India's leaders of moral bankruptcy for trying to win votes by annexing Kashmir, after Narendra Modi pledged to remove its special autonomous status if re-elected. In outspoken remarks just days before voting begins in India's upcoming election, Mr Khan said Mr Modi was flouting a United Nations resolution and his own constitution with his manifesto pledge. Pakistan's prime minister also attacked Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, after he promised to annex Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank if he is re-elected on Tuesday. "Don't their people feel a sense of outrage and wonder at how far they will go simply to win an election?" Mr Khan asked. Mr...

As Mueller release nears, White House renews attacks
As Mueller release nears, White House renews attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump took a victory lap after special counsel Robert Mueller concluded his Russia investigation. It may have been premature.

'Desperate Housewives' star: I'm guilty
'Desperate Housewives' star: I'm guilty

From shake-ups at the Department of Homeland Security to Allison Mack pleading guilty in a sex cult case, here's Monday's top news.

US urges Russia, Syria to facilitate aid to remote camp
US urges Russia, Syria to facilitate aid to remote camp

BEIRUT (AP) - The U.S. military said Monday that it is not preventing Syrians from leaving a remote displacement camp near an American base in Syria and is urging Russia and Damascus to help facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid.

Celebrate All Things Jeep Pickup with These Awesome 2019 Easter Jeep Safari Concepts
Celebrate All Things Jeep Pickup with These Awesome 2019 Easter Jeep Safari Concepts

'He moved mountains:' Baby with rare disease inspires life-saving law before he dies

Bryce Harlan Clausen never walked or crawled. But in his all-too-brief life, he accomplished something many never do: 'He made a law!'

From Nowhere, Annexation Becomes an Issue on Eve of Israel's Election
From Nowhere, Annexation Becomes an Issue on Eve of Israel's Election

Three days before Israel's April 9 poll, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to extend Israeli sovereignty over parts of the West Bank that are home to Jewish settlements if re-elected, giving voice to the long-held dream of Israeli nationalists and the nightmare of Palestinians who see the territory as the heartland of a future state. Polls show Netanyahu facing a tighter race than he may have imagined three months ago when he announced his government had reached the end of its line and called early elections.

Your kids could be key to tax breaks, and maybe a bigger refund
Your kids could be key to tax breaks, and maybe a bigger refund

The tax overhaul cuts out the personal exemption and could hurt some families with children in high school or college. But tax credits can help.

Court Ruling Implies That Barr Must Redact Grand-Jury Info from Mueller Report
Court Ruling Implies That Barr Must Redact Grand-Jury Info from Mueller Report

In disclosing the Mueller report, Attorney General William P. Barr will have to redact grand-jury information. That is the upshot of the ruling today by a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.I flagged this case, now called McKeever v. Barr (formerly McKeever v. Sessions), last week. It did not arise out of the Mueller investigation, but it obviously has significant ramifications for the Mueller report -- in particular, how much of it we will get to see.At issue was this question: Does a federal court have the authority to order disclosure of grand-jury materials if the judge decides that the interests of justice warrant doing so; or is the judge limited to the...

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Trump's threat to close US-Mexico border is to please voters, experts say

President's retreat from warning shows his immigration approach is politically motivated rather than driven by policyDonald Trump 'hasn't really been able to get a handle on the issue', said Charles Kupchan, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Photograph: Evan Vucci/APDespite vowing to revisit the idea of closing the US-Mexico border in a year's time, Donald Trump's retreat from his threat this week served as the latest example of his inability to address the signature issue of his presidency.Throughout his first two years in office, Trump has cast a sustained spotlight on the border while sounding the alarm over immigration, in the hopes of enacting the restrictive...

DoJ officials told of Barr meeting on day he submitted memo critical of Mueller
DoJ officials told of Barr meeting on day he submitted memo critical of Mueller

Revealed: the attorney general, then a private lawyer, called the special counsel's obstruction of justice inquiry into Trump 'fatally misconceived' William Barr told the Senate there was no follow-up to his 'unsolicited' memo about Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation from senior justice department officials. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters Justice department officials were told William Barr had been invited to meet them last summer on the same day he submitted an "unsolicited" memo that heavily criticized special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into obstruction of justice by Donald Trump. Barr, who was a private attorney at the time, met the officials for lunch three...

Pres. Trump mocks Joe Biden by tweeting parody touchy-feely video
Pres. Trump mocks Joe Biden by tweeting parody touchy-feely video

In the doctored video, images of Biden pop up alongside the vice president, touching and nuzzling him. Trump added the caption: "WELCOME BACK JOE!"

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