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'Designated survivor' for State of the Union will be agriculture secretary

'Designated survivor' for State of the Union will be agriculture secretary Typically, the assignment goes to a lower-ranking member of the Cabinet. But official records of " designated survivors " weren't kept until 1984, starting with Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Samuel R. If called to serve, the designated survivor is prepared to take over the presidency. But while Perdue will be the odd man out for the State of the Union address, he isn't the last in... [Full Article...]

Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) Shares Sold by Texas Permanent School Fund

The stock increased 0.17% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $6.07. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $41.29 per share, for a total transaction of $61,935.00. Blair William Il holds 0% or 11,866 shares in its portfolio. Pershing Square Capital Management Lp, which manages about $15.21 billion and $5.11B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Automatic Data Processing... [Full Article...]

Brady practices without glove as Gronk returns to practice

Brady practices without glove as Gronk returns to practice Gilmore missed three weeks with a " concussion ", but an ankle injury was also listed on the injury report. "It's always great to have him out there", Tom Brady said after Saturday's practice, via Reiss . Since the start of last season, New England is 12-1 without Gronk. Again, there's plenty of time between now and Super Bowl LII . That includes not talking about a new series that debut... [Full Article...]

Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo military prison open

Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo military prison open President Trump has signed an executive order that is meant to reverse President Obama's intentions to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay . "In the past, we have foolishly released hundreds of risky terrorists, only to meet them again on the battlefield", said the president. Trump's order says this review process would continue to be used to determine whether detainees should be held. [Full Article...]

Gujarat 'lucky' bus for Rahul Gandhi Karnataka tour

Gujarat 'lucky' bus for Rahul Gandhi Karnataka tour Just a day after the campaign committee was constituted by Congress President Rahul Gandhi , the team is set to meet on Wednesday in Bengaluru . If Congress president Rahul Gandhi is under the impression that he has managed to evolve as the "king of pun and sarcasm" (mostly by attacking the rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi) with his witty and sharp one-line... [Full Article...]

Pentagon Calls Trainer Who Bashed Abroad Troops 'Very Uninformed'

The student, who wished to remain anonymous to avoid retribution, said that his brother and uncles were Marines who fought in Afghanistan, Desert Storm and Vietnam, and that Salcido's comments were 'so disrespectful'. Salcido was in New York City when the video was posted, the Los Angeles Times reported . Quinonez, who's father is a 39-year-old Marine veteran who served in Afghanistan, told ... [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin says Russia hopes to turn page on doping at Olympics

Vladimir Putin says Russia hopes to turn page on doping at Olympics The US has said that the individuals contained on the list are not subject to new sanctions . Statements by leading Russian business figures in recent weeks indicated that inclusion on the list - which does not automatically result in an individual being sanctioned by USA authorities but has been viewed as a " sanctions list in waiting" - might significantly raise the cost of being a... [Full Article...]

Palestinian Activists Attack US Diplomats Visiting Bethlehem

Abbas said Trump's Jerusalem decision made the US irrelevant to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, which used to be sponsored mainly by Washington in order to reach a final peace settlement. Activist Ahmed Odeh said that today's action was a message to the arrogant American administration, which sided with the criminal occupation, recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, cut aid to UNRWA... [Full Article...]

Syria opposition missing from Russia's Sochi talks

Syria opposition missing from Russia's Sochi talks Moscow's decision to launch a bombing campaign to support Assad in September 2015 - Russia's first major military operation overseas since Soviet troops withdrew from Afghanistan in 1989 - is widely seen as a turning point in the multi-front conflict that helped shore up the Syrian president. [Full Article...]

Corruption cases: Nawaz, Safdar, Maryam expected to appear today in accountability court

Corruption cases: Nawaz, Safdar, Maryam expected to appear today in accountability court The NAB prosecutor had last week informed the accountability court that the bureau was going to file a supplementary reference on the basis of additional evidence it procured from overseas relating to Avenfield apartments and the use of Calibri font. [Full Article...]

More Fake News From the New York Times

But Mr Trump backed down when White House lawyer Don McGahn said he would not deliver the order to the Justice Department and threatened to resign, according to The New York Times . I would love to do that and I'd like to do it as soon as possible... In the weeks after Mueller's appointment, the president spoke with a number of friends and advisers who convinced him that Mueller would dig th... [Full Article...]

Kenyan Opposition Leader Declares Himself President, Skirting Constitution

Kenyan Opposition Leader Declares Himself President, Skirting Constitution It is not clear what the opposition leader will do next since Kenya has President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto. The opposition had rejected to recognize Uhuru Kenyatta as president of Kenya after he was declared victor of the October 26 repeat election. [Full Article...]

Farmer who drank poison outside Maharashtra Secretariat dies

Farmer who drank poison outside Maharashtra Secretariat dies Of late, the two parties, which had parted ways in 2014, have joined hands on agrarian issues. Narendra Patil was taken to the office of JJ hospital dean Dr SD Nanandkar and discussions began. According to the Land Acquisition Act, the government can not make any changes in the compensation amount if the process is completed and the compensation is received by the affected person (s). [Full Article...]

Hamas: Top Terrorist In Gaza Dies After Mysterious Shooting

Hamas: Top Terrorist In Gaza Dies After Mysterious Shooting Imad Khaled Namik Al-Alami was born in Gaza City on 16 February 1956. He worked as a representative of Hamas in Iran then left for Syria only to return to Gaza in 2012. A public funeral will be held on Tuesday. After the outbreak of the Syrian conflict in 2011, al-Alami moved with his family to Gaza, before he was elected as Hamas deputy leader in the strip in 2013. [Full Article...]

Ricketts Family Member To Take Over RNC Fundraising

Ricketts Family Member To Take Over RNC Fundraising President Donald Trump nominated Ricketts to be deputy secretary at the Commerce Department in 2016, but he withdrew his name from consideration a year ago because he decided his family's business holdings would have created too many potential conflicts of interest. [Full Article...]

Publication of Russian Federation 'oligarch list' may affect investors: group

Publication of Russian Federation 'oligarch list' may affect investors: group The list does not include or set forth economic or diplomatic sanctions on the people mentioned there, but it increases Washington's pressure on Moscow in response to Kremlin's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. "It is definitely an unfriendly act". Putin's bete noire, anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny - who is barred from standing in the March election - said the U.S. [Full Article...]

The UK's mass surveillance laws just suffered another hefty blow

The UK's mass surveillance laws just suffered another hefty blow The government has already been forced to admit that chunks of the Investigatory Powers Act are illegal, issuing a set of amendments it hoped would plaster over the faults and bring it into line. IPA, the controversial law that significantly ended-up expanding not just UK's intelligence agencies' surveillance powers, but also the surveillance and remote hacking powers of many other United Kingdo... [Full Article...]

Is There Heat Between Brock Lesnar & Braun Strowman?

Is There Heat Between Brock Lesnar & Braun Strowman? The punches between the two made some feel as though they were not originally planned and there is heat between both men. It seemed to anger the ex-UFC heavyweight champion, who clearly was enraged, shown with his scary facial expressions. [Full Article...]

Haley: Cracking Down On Iran's Missiles Could Keep Trump In Nuclear Deal

Haley: Cracking Down On Iran's Missiles Could Keep Trump In Nuclear Deal The agreement limited Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief, but it did not address the issue of Iran testing or developing ballistic missiles. Security Council Resolutions 2216 and 2231. Iran denies it is backing the Houthis. Cracking down on Iranian missile violations could persuade President Donald Trump to abide by the Iran nuclear deal, the US ambassador to the United Na... [Full Article...]

Qantas 787 completes transpacific biofuel flight

Qantas 787 completes transpacific biofuel flight The historic trans-Pacific 15 hour flight will operate with approximately 24,000kg of blended biofuel, saving 18,000kg in carbon emissions. Using this biofuel, according to the companies, can decrease emissions by up to 80-percent compared to ordinary jet fuel. [Full Article...]


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