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‘Trumpcare’ collapses

‘Trumpcare’ collapses

WASHINGTON – A vote on US President Donald Trump’s healthcare bill has been withdrawn at the last minute after it failed to gain enough support to pass in Congress. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he and Trump agreed to pull the vote, after it became apparent it would not get the minimum of 215 Republican […]

ILLINOIS – ‘Sex assault’ streamed on Facebook Live

ILLINOIS – ‘Sex assault’ streamed on Facebook Live

CHICAGO – The alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl by five or six males was streamed on Facebook Live, according to Chicago Police. Around 40 people were said to have been watching the stream at one point but nobody reported the incident to police. A police spokesman said authorities first learned of what happened […]

IVORY COAST –– Ten-month-old separated from parasitic twin

IVORY COAST –– Ten-month-old separated from parasitic twin

YAMOUSSOUKRO – It was late January when Nancy Swabb found herself wanting to help a family across the Atlantic Ocean, in Cote d’Ivoire — all because of a photo. A friend had shared a post on Facebook about the need for a host family for a nine-month-old girl for two months while she received medical […]

CALIFORNIA – Wrongfully convicted man free after 32 years

CALIFORNIA – Wrongfully convicted man free after 32 years

LOS ANGELES – On a sunny Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles Andrew Leander Wilson did something that seemed unbelievable to him; he walked outside on the sidewalk with only his family guarding him. “I’ve been inside for 32 years, three months and 14 days. It’s been that long,” Wilson told CNN. Wilson has been in […]

Trump accuses Obama of tapping his phone

Trump accuses Obama of tapping his phone

US President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor of wire-tapping his phone a month before he was elected. President Trump tweeted early on Saturday: “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” He went on to say that a court had […]

Oprah now thinking about presidential bid

Oprah now thinking about presidential bid

The talk-show sage Oprah Winfrey has hinted in a new interview that President Trump’s lack of government experience had her rethinking whether she could someday lead the free world. “So have you ever thought that, given the popularity you have — we haven’t broken the glass ceiling yet for women — that you could actually […]

Trump makes maiden speech to Congress

Trump makes maiden speech to Congress

President Trump sought to repackage his hard-line campaign promises with a moderate sheen in his first joint address to Congress Tuesday night, ushering in what he termed “a new chapter of American greatness” of economic renewal and military might. Seeking to steady his presidency after a tumultuous first 40 days, Trump had an air of […]

‘Hundreds’ of US Jewish graves attacked

‘Hundreds’ of US Jewish graves attacked

PHILADELPHIA – Police are searching for the vandals who damaged what one local rabbi said was nearly 500 headstones at a Jewish graveyard in Philadelphia. Money is being raised to repair the graves and to identify and prosecute the apparently anti-Semitic attackers. The vandalism comes less than a week after a Jewish cemetery near St […]

Bush breaks with Trump, calls media ‘indispensable to democracy’

Bush breaks with Trump, calls media ‘indispensable to democracy’

Former President George W. Bush said Monday that the media is “indispensable to democracy,” a break from the position of his fellow Republican, President Donald Trump, who has called the press “the enemy of the American people.” “I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. That we need the media to hold people like […]

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