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Ryan Lee mail: ryan.lee@onlyforyounotfor.me | web: ryan.onlyforyounotfor.me | when: Fri, 27 May 2016 14:32:19 -0400
Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’

Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’As Hillary Clinton seeks to rebound from a highly critical report from the State Department’s inspector general, Senate investigators and a conservative group are zeroing in on newly revealed evidence about the activities of a now retired State Department computer specialist in orchestrating what they charge was a “cover-up” of the former secretary of state’s email practices. The role of John Bentel, whose identity as a key figure in the email probes was first reported by Yahoo News on Wednesday, is expected to be one focus of questioning today when Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, is deposed in a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch over the State Department’s handling of Freedom of Information Act requests relating to Clinton’s emails, according to a source close to the case.


George Boyd mail: george.boyd@horse-d.eu | web: george.horse-d.eu | when: Fri, 27 May 2016 11:29:41 -0400
Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.

Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.The Statue of Liberty is seen in New York harbor. Climate change might dampen Lady Liberty’s glow, according to experts. The United Nations released a report Thursday saying 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries are vulnerable to the effects of climate change: rising temperatures, rising sea levels, intensifying storms, longer droughts and so on.


Steve Crawford mail: gmail@hockeymail.de | web: steve.hockeymail.de | when: Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500
19 people rescued from Kentucky cave


Brian Peterson mail: brian.peterson@klarkzon.eu | web: brian.klarkzon.eu | when: Fri, 27 May 2016 11:39:27 -0400
G7 told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits U.S.

Colonies of E. coli bacteria are seen in a microscopic image courtesy of the CDCBy Kylie MacLellan and Ben Hirschler ISE-SHIMA, Japan/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain told the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic. U.S. scientists said the infection in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman "heralds the emergence of truly pan-drug resistant bacteria" because it could not be controlled even by colistin, an antibiotic reserved for "nightmare" bugs. In Japan, British Prime Minister David Cameron said leading countries needed to tackle resistance by reducing the use of antibiotics and rewarding drug companies for developing new medicines.


Allen Burns mail: allen.burns@affablyhomonym.com | web: allen.affablyhomonym.com | when: Fri, 27 May 2016 15:00:12 -0400
Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes

Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukesHIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.


Clarence White mail: clarence.white@thedarkswans.com | web: clarence.thedarkswans.com | when: Fri, 27 May 2016 12:01:13 -0400
IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples from London Olympics

FILE - This Saturday, May 5, 2012 file photo shows the Olympic Stadium in the Olympic Park in London. The IOC says 23 athletes have tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics. The International Olympic Committee announced the results Friday, May 27, 2016 after retesting 265 London samples with improved techniques. The IOC says the athletes represent five sports and six countries. It did not name them. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)LONDON (AP) — Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games.


Melvin Kennedy mail: melvin.kennedy@klarkzon.eu | web: melvin.klarkzon.eu | when: Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500
19th-century shipwreck unearthed in Boston


Henry Torres mail: henry.torres@ventredi.eu | web: henry.ventredi.eu | when: Thu, 26 May 2016 18:27:24 -0400
Can affirmative consent apps combat campus sexual assault?

Can affirmative consent apps combat campus sexual assault?The creators of YES to SEX, a smartphone app that promises to help “all gender partners get and give a safe sexual consent in as little as 25 seconds,” have released a new platform that allows colleges and universities to customize the application to meet the specific needs of their campuses. YES to SEX founder Wendy Mandell-Geller told Yahoo News that after launching the original version of the app in April, she soon realized its potential to make an impact on university and college campuses. In addition to providing users with an up-to-date guide to giving and receiving sexual consent under Title IX, the app’s new college format can be customized to reflect each school’s policies — as well as its color scheme.


Melvin Henry mail: melvin.henry@affablyhomonym.com | web: melvin.affablyhomonym.com | when: Fri, 27 May 2016 09:56:33 -0400
Vincent Foster’s sister: Trump’s comments are ‘beyond contempt’

Vincent Foster’s sister: Trump’s comments are ‘beyond contempt’Sheila Foster Anthony, sister of former Clinton White House aide Vincent Foster, took to the Washington Post opinion page Thursday to admonish Donald Trump for his recent comments about her brother’s death. Earlier this week, the same paper published an interview with Trump in which the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was quoted drudging up a decades-old conspiracy theory about Foster’s 1993 suicide.


Chad Harris mail: chad.harris@thedarkswans.com | web: chad.thedarkswans.com | when: Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500
Video shows before police kill unarmed man


Chad Perez mail: chad.perez@klarkzon.eu | web: chad.klarkzon.eu | when: Fri, 27 May 2016 07:03:16 -0400
No new signal from EgyptAir jet since day of crash as search intensifies

People light candles during a candlelight vigil for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804, at the Cairo Opera house in CairoCAIRO/PARIS (Reuters) - No new radio signal has been received from an EgyptAir jet since the day it crashed in the Mediterranean last week, sources close to the investigation said on Friday. A radio signal picked up on the day of the crash from the plane's emergency locator transmitter (ELT) allowed officials to determine a broadly defined search zone, but nothing new has since been detected, the sources told Reuters. "There has been nothing since day one," a source familiar with the investigation said.


Vincent Evans mail: vincent.evans@thedarkswans.com | web: vincent.thedarkswans.com | when: Thu, 26 May 2016 18:38:38 -0400
Trump doubles down on Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’ attack after Native American woman calls him ‘offensive’

FILE - In this May 26, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Billings, Mont., Thursday, May 26, 2016. Donald Trump’s best liaison to Republicans is turning out to be Hillary Clinton. Trump overcame a “Never Trump” campaign aimed at stopping him from clinching the Republican nomination. Now the businessman is benefiting from a wave of GOP donors, voters and conservative issues groups uniting under a new banner: Never Hillary. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)You tell me,” Trump asked. The woman replied that she was offended, and Trump quickly repeated the phrase. “Oh, oh really — oh, I’m sorry about that,“ Trump said before turning to a reporter who had asked about Warren, immediately using the term again.


Billy Gonzalez mail: google@thedarkswans.com | web: billy.thedarkswans.com | when: Thu, 26 May 2016 16:10:40 -0400
Donald Trump unlikely to pick woman or minority as running mate

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd after giving an energy speech at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference, Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Bismarck, N.D. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)The possibility of appearing to pander is among the reasons Donald Trump would be unlikely to pick a woman or a minority as his vice presidential running mate, his campaign chairman says.


Shawn Campbell mail: shawn.campbell@ventredi.eu | web: shawn.ventredi.eu | when: Wed, 25 May 2016 11:40:11 -0400
Paul Ryan ally doubts speaker will ever fully endorse Trump

American politics has been ‘reformed to death’He has been called an “intellectual prodigy” and is one of the most influential thinkers and writers in conservative Republican politics. Yuval Levin, founding editor of National Affairs magazine, is also an informal adviser to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the most prominent Republican national leader to decline — at least so far — to endorse presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Levin also worked as a White House policy adviser to former President George W. Bush and has since been part of a movement within Republican politics to move the party toward a solutions-oriented disposition, in contrast to many in the party whose main goal has been to block the agenda of President Obama and the Democrats.


Brandon Rivera mail: brandon.rivera@horse-d.eu | web: brandon.horse-d.eu | when: Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:50 -0400
What Obama should do on torture

What Obama should do on tortureLike a lot of two-term presidents nearing the last bend in the road, Barack Obama seems guided by equal parts conviction and whimsy these days, without much regard for political consequence. The president has expounded publicly on race and political civility, shaken hands with a Cuban Castro, commuted a slew of sentences for drug offenders, plunged the federal government into the debate over transgender Americans in restrooms. Obama clearly isn’t going to declassify the full text of the Senate’s mammoth, landmark report on torture, and maybe that’s the right call — I don’t know.


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