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  • Dakota Access company seeks to block pipeline study Blake Nicholson, Associated

    Dakota Access company seeks to block pipeline study Blake Nicholson, Associated Press Updated 4:19 pm, Tuesday, January 17, 2017 BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a federal judge to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environm…

  • Hyundai, General Motors Latest Automakers To Announce Billion-Dollar U.S. Invest

      Hyundai, General Motors Latest Automakers To Announce Billion-Dollar U.S. Investments Hyundai-Kia announced a $3.1 billion investment in U.S. manufacturing in the next five years, while GM is expected to announce it will pump $1 billion into its U.S. factories in the next few years. By Steph…

  • Obama Pardons James Cartwright for Lying to FBI

    President Obama on Tuesday granted a full pardon to retired Marine Gen. James Cartwright for lying to the FBI about his conversations with reporters. The general pleaded guilty in September 2016 to falsely denying he was the source of leaks on details about the so-called Stuxnet computer virus, whi…

  • U.S. Must Confront Russian Aggression, Departing UN Envoy (Samantha Power) Says

    by Kambiz Foroohar January 17, 2017, 3:13 PM EST The U.S. must confront Russian aggression just as it took on fascism and Communism in earlier decades, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said in a farewell address. Power called steps taken by Russia under President Vladimir Putin …

  • Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

    By CHARLIE SAVAGE.    JAN. 17, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday largely commuted the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of an enormous 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic activities across the world, disrupted…

  • HHS nominee Tom Price faces insider trading accusations

    President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services bought shares in a medical device company last year and then introduced legislation in the House to help the company less than a week later, CBS News has confirmed. The new revelations about Rep. Tom Price,…

  • Western ‘Messiahship’ Bred Ukrainian Crisis, Arab Spring, & Refugee Flood–Lavrov

    Published time: 17 Jan, 2017 17:36′ The foreign policies of Western nations have been driven by ‘messiahship’ and attempts to export their values worldwide, Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday. This approach ultimately led to the Ukrainian crisis, the ‘Arab Spring’ & the refugee crisis. …

  • ‘Worse Than Prostitutes’: Putin Slams Those Behind Trump ‘Leak’

    Published time: 17 Jan, 2017 13:19 Russian President Vladimir Putin said he has no grounds to attack or protect US President-elect Donald Trump, since he does not know him personally. He added though that those behind the recent allegations against Trump have “no moral scruples.” ̶…

  • Vilsack takes job with dairy industry after leaving USDA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is taking a job at the U.S. Dairy Export Council. The group is a nonprofit that promotes dairy products. An announcement Tuesday said Vilsack will help “develop a long-term vision for building sales and consumer trust in U.S. dairy.…

  • Prime minister vows to put final Brexit deal before parliament

    In the most important speech of her premiership so far, the Conservative leader made clear that she would be pursuing what critics have labelled a hard Brexit, in which there would be no halfway house, and where regaining immigration control and sovereignty would trump economic access for ministers…

  • Merkel's Human Rights Speaker Resigns Over Refugee Policy

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-16/merkels-human-rights-speaker-resigns-over-refugee-policy Merkel’s human rights speaker, Erika Steinbach, resigned over the chancellor’s immigration policy. She also left the CDU party. Erika Steinbach, who’s been with Chancellor Merkel’s CDU for 43 y…

  • After 3 Years, MH370 Search Ends With No Plane, Few Answers

    Jane Onyanga-Omara , USA TODAY Published 1:39 a.m. ET Jan. 17, 2017 | Updated 5 minutes ago The search for the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended fruitlessly Tuesday, three years after the Boeing 777 went missing. The Joint Agency Coordination Center in Australia said it suspended the sea…

  • COLOMBIA ARRESTS EX-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE'S BODYGUARD

    Jan 16, 7:00 PM EST COLOMBIA ARRESTS EX-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE’S BODYGUARD BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Authorities on Monday arrested the former bodyguard of a Colombian presidential candidate shot to death on a crowded airliner more than two decades ago, charging the policemen with being p…

  • Oman says it accepts 10 Guantanamo Bay inmates at US request

    Source: Associated Press Jon Gambrell, Associated Press Updated 5:55 am, Monday, January 16, 2017 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman said Monday it accepted 10 inmates from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay ahead of President Barack Obama leaving office, part of his efforts to shrink the fac…

  • Scalpers taking losses on tickets to Trump inauguration, as secondary market int

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/scalpers-losing-money-tickets-trump-inauguration-article-1.2947620 Donald Trump will take office as one of the most unpopular President-elects in recent history — and even scalpers are feeling the pain. Some flippers, who acquired tickets to Trump’s …