• Jess Herbst, Texas town's mayor, says she's transgender

    Jess Herbst, Texas town's mayor, says she's transgender

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    Herbst's website is full of her personal experiences as a trans woman and thoughts on political decisions that affect transgender people. Herbst came out as transgender to her constituents in an open letter this week, but revealed in her blog that she came out to family and friends back in May and to her colleagues on the town council in November.
  • U.K. Parliament Votes in Favor of Bill to Trigger Brexit

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    The vote represents a victory for Prime Minister Theresa May, whose government aims to begin the two-year separation process officially at the end of next month. By publishing the Brexit strategy paper, she opens it to parliamentary scrutiny while the Article 50 legislation makes its way through Parliament. While there could still be Tory rebellions down the line, this evening it was only Ken Clarke who broke rank and voted against the government.
  • NYC Bodegas Will Close Up Shop To Protest Trump's Immigration Ban

    NYC Bodegas Will Close Up Shop To Protest Trump's Immigration Ban

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    According to BuzzFeed News , the bodega business community in New York City is mainly dominated by Yemeni Americans, many of whom are upset by the president's ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries. The strike is a continuation of protests that began over the weekend, when protestors flooded airports around the country in response to the Trump administration's executive order on immigration.
  • Jewish Aide Penned Trump's Holocaust Statement

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    One of Donald Trump's senior aides has said there are no regrets a presidential statement on the Holocaust did not include a clear reference to the six million Jews who were killed. The Holocaust was a deliberate, systematic attempt by the Nazis to eliminate Jews from the face of the Earth. "It is with a heavy heart and sombre mind that we remember and honour the victims, survivors, heroes of the Holocaust ", the statement read.
  • Saudi King receives phone call from US President

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    According to SPA, Trump and Salman also agreed on "formulating the appropriate mechanisms" for countering "terrorism" and extremism. Despite the Obama administration accused Turkey of supplying resources to ISIS and other radical Islamic groups, Turkey is also omitted from the travel ban.
  • U.S. Ag Exports Could Lose Big in China, Mexico Trade Wars

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    President Donald Trump. 01 de febrero de 2017, 12:00Brussels, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and Mexico have agreed today to speed up bilateral negotiations to modernize the free trade agreement in the face of growing protectionism around the world, the parties said in a joint statement.
  • Florida woman says she was thrown off spirit flight for cleavage

    Florida woman says she was thrown off spirit flight for cleavage

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    The woman says a flight attendant came over, asked her to cover up and then even after she put on a jacket, they were not satisfied and kicked her off the plane. Prieto said the ordeal left her daughter "distraught and embarrassed". "I was protecting the meek", the other passenger later said. People are taken off planes because of behaviour'.
  • 51 murdered, 299 shot in Chicago in January 2017, CPD says

    51 murdered, 299 shot in Chicago in January 2017, CPD says

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    Citywide, the number of shootings and homicides this January remained roughly the same as during the same month in 2016, according to crime statistics compiled by the Chicago Sun-Times. Officers recovered more than 600 guns last month, an increase of more than 60 percent over January 2016, police said. Eddie Johnson said Wednesday there are "promising signs and results" in crime reduction so far this year, while also saying he would welcome President Donald Trump's offer of ...