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Schiff joins Schumer in blasting McConnell's impeachment trial rules

Schiff joins Schumer in blasting McConnell's impeachment trial rulesRep. Adam Schiff joined Sen. Chuck Schumer in slamming the rules unveiled by Republicans for the Senate impeachment trial, calling them “the process for a rigged trial.”




POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020 11:49 AM

The search for Selena Not Afraid ends with 'great sadness.' Missing girl's body found near Montana rest area

The search for Selena Not Afraid ends with 'great sadness.' Missing girl's body found near Montana rest areaThe body of Selena Shelley Faye Not Afraid, 16, was found near the Montana rest area where she was last seen on New Year's Day, authorities said.




POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020 8:38 AM

Mothers who occupied vacant Oakland house will be allowed to buy it

Mothers who occupied vacant Oakland house will be allowed to buy itIntervention of California governor helps Moms 4 Housing group score victory in fight against state’s homeless crisisThe homeless mothers who took over a vacant house in Oakland, California, and occupied it for almost two months will be allowed to purchase the property – a major victory in a movement working to keep such homes out of the possession of speculators.The group Moms 4 Housing entered the house on Magnolia Street on 18 November with the intent to stay. The house had sat vacant for more than two years before it was purchased in July at a foreclosure auction for $501,078 by Wedgewood Properties, a real estate investment company with a history of buying up foreclosed-upon houses cheaply, evicting the tenants, renovating the homes and then putting them back on the market at much higher prices.Housing advocates say companies such as Wedgewood fueled the housing crisis that now grips the state, which needs anywhere between 1.8m and 3.5m new housing units by 2025. More than 15,500 units remain vacant in Oakland alone, according to the latest US Census Bureau data, while 4,071 people are homeless. House-flipping has led to rapid gentrification, which then in turn led to the widespread displacement of black residents.In Oakland, 78% of the homeless population reported that their last place of residence before becoming homeless was within county limits. Seventy per cent were black.Moms 4 Housing chose the Magnolia Street house in part to try to force Wedgewood to negotiate the sale of the home back to the community.“This is what happens when we organize, when people come together to build the beloved community,” Dominique Walker, one of the mothers who lived in the house with her two children, said in a statement, on the day that America marked Martin Luther King Day. “Today we honor Dr King’s radical legacy by taking Oakland back from banks and corporations.”With the housing and homelessness crisis worsening each day, the mothers received widespread support for their cause, from local lawmakers to California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, who praised the activists.Moms 4 Housing had brought the issue to court, but a judge ruled in favor of Wedgewood. Sheriff deputies arrived in the early hours of 15 January to evict them, arresting two of the mothers and two of their supporters.Wedgewood has maintained that the mothers had committed a criminal act in breaking into the house, and the house legally belonged to the company.“Wedgewood has always been and continues to be open to thoughtful and purposeful discussions,” spokesman Sam Singer said in a statement.“After regaining possession of Magnolia Street, we engaged in discussions with governor Gavin Newsom, mayor Libby Schaaf and councilman Larry Reid. These led to progress that everyone should agree is a step in the right direction in helping to address Oakland’s homelessness and housing crisis.”




POSTED JANUARY 20, 2020 7:07 PM

Northeastern College Student Deported to Iran Despite Judge’s Order

Northeastern College Student Deported to Iran Despite Judge’s OrderThe attorneys for a 24-year-old Iranian national and Northeastern University student who inspired protests at Boston Logan International Airport over the weekend said their client was deported late Monday in spite of a federal court order.Shahab Dehghani was detained Sunday night at about 5 p.m. when he arrived to study economics at the private school on a valid F1 student visa. He was held for secondary questioning by federal agents, and more than 100 people reportedly came out to demonstrate on his behalf outside of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) area of the airport for at least three hours on Monday. Protesters chanted “let Shahab in,” “do the right thing,” “stop deporting students,” and “let him in!”Dehghani was ordered removed from the U.S. without his having access to a lawyer, WBUR reported, but his attorneys, Susan Church and Kerry Doyle, filed an emergency federal petition on his behalf Monday night. The filing claimed CBP agents violated Dehghani’s rights when they detained him at the airport in the first place.U.S. District Court Judge Allison Burroughs granted the order, scheduled a hearing in Boston federal court at 10 a.m. on Tuesday to discuss the matter, and appeared to delay Dehghani’s removal.“It is not a total victory. It is a partial victory,” Church told a crowd of protesters on Monday night, according to MassLive.com.Despite that order, Church said on Twitter Tuesday morning that Shahab Dehghani was “removed from the U.S. at 10:03 p.m.” Monday after agents told “multiple attorneys” that he was taken off the plane about 30 minutes earlier.Church tweeted on Tuesday morning: “THEY LIED.”A CBP spokesperson said in a statement that the agency could not confirm or deny that Dehghani was even in custody, citing the Privacy Act.“Applicants must demonstrate they are admissible into the U.S. by overcoming all grounds of inadmissibility including health-related grounds, criminality, security reasons, public charge, labor certification, illegal entrants and immigration violations, documentation requirements, and miscellaneous grounds,” the statement said.Judge Richard G. Stearns reportedly dismissed the case during a Tuesday morning hearing, declaring the issue moot—since Dehghani had already been deported—and noting that he did not believe he had the authority to order CBP to allow for the student’s return, according to WBUR.During the 10 a.m. hearing in Boston federal court, CBP attorneys also disputed the timeline presented by Dehghani’s attorneys, one of whom said Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey received confirmation that the emergency stay order was granted before the flight took off, WBUR reported. In court, the agency’s attorneys reportedly claimed that Dehghani’s plane left before the order was issued.“We are aware that a Northeastern University student who is an Iranian citizen has been denied entry to the United States,” school spokeswoman Shannon Nargi said in a statement to The Daily Beast. “Northeastern welcomes thousands of international students and supports them with an array of resources. We have been in touch with federal officials to learn more about this case and to provide our student with the appropriate assistance to facilitate a successful return to Northeastern.”Dehghani previously attended University of Massachusetts Boston and was in the country for more than two years before he returned to Iran to visit family in December 2018, MassLive.com reported.Massachusetts Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren recently requested more information from CBP about additional security measures that may target Iranian travelers entering the country. The Guardian reported that the U.S. has deported at least 10 Iranian students with valid visas since August—despite the lengthy and intense approval process it takes to acquire that paperwork. Seven of those students had reportedly flown into Logan International Airport in Boston, and some now allege serious infractions by an individual CBP officer at the Boston airport, the newspaper reported.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.




POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020 10:55 AM

'África's richest woman' out of Davos well before report

'África's richest woman' out of Davos well before reportThe rapidly changing circumstances for Isabel dos Santos, widely known as “Africa's richest woman,” is evident by her absence at the the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Forum organizers said the participation of dos Santos, daughter of longtime Angolan strongman Jose Eduardo dos Santos, at the forum's annual gathering in Davos was cancelled this month, well before an investigation alleged that she bilked her country of more than $1 billion through unscrupulous dealings. Forum spokesman Max Hall refused to specify whether the forum or dos Santos cancelled her participation.




POSTED JANUARY 20, 2020 2:06 PM

Amanda Knox posts selfie in old prison uniform as her 'something old' to prepare for wedding

Amanda Knox posts selfie in old prison uniform as her 'something old' to prepare for weddingWith just 40 days left until her wedding, like many a bride-to-be, Amanda Knox has a long to-do list to get through before the big day.Ms Knox revealed a unique "something old" in a post on Instagram as she knuckles down to get through the tasks at hand – her old uniform from her time in an Italian prison.




POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020 12:39 PM

Russia Tightens Control Over Chinese Border on Coronavirus Fears

Russia Tightens Control Over Chinese Border on Coronavirus Fears(Bloomberg) -- Russian authorities strengthened controls at border crossings with China to prevent a deadly strain of coronavirus from being brought into the country, the state-run RIA Novosti news service reported, citing acting Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova.The mysterious virus has caused at least six deaths and infected a number of medical workers in China, a sign the illness can be passed from person to person. China raised the number of confirmed cases to 291 on Tuesday and its National Health Commission has warned there’s a risk of the virus spreading further.Russia’s Federal Agency for Tourism warned travelers to avoid the Chinese city of Wuhan in relation to the outbreak until the situation stabilizes, RIA reported.Russia shares its second-longest border with China, after the demarcation line with Kazakhstan, stretching for 4,209 kilometers (2,615 miles). Growing numbers of Chinese tourists and business people are visiting Russia as relations between the two countries have grown closer in recent years.To contact the reporter on this story: Jake Rudnitsky in Moscow at jrudnitsky@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Torrey Clark at tclark8@bloomberg.net, Tony Halpin, Gregory L. WhiteFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.




POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020 11:32 AM

Taiwan calls on China to share 'correct' virus information

Taiwan calls on China to share 'correct' virus informationTaiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on China on Wednesday to share "correct" information about a new coronavirus and for the World Health Organisation (WHO) not to exclude Taiwan from collaboration on the outbreak for political reasons. Authorities have confirmed more than 400 cases of the virus in China, most of them in the central city of Wuhan where the virus first appeared at the end of 2019. The virus, which health officials have said can be passed from person to person, has spread to cities including Beijing and Shanghai, with cases have been confirmed in Thailand, South Korea, Japan, as well as Taiwan.




POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020 9:54 PM

Intelligence officials: New ISIS leader is one of its founding members

Intelligence officials: New ISIS leader is one of its founding membersThe Islamic State's new leader is Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi, one of the terrorist organization's founding members, intelligence officials told The Guardian.Last October, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a raid in Syria, and officials said Salbi replaced him just hours after his death. Born to an Iraqi Turkmen family, Salbi has a background as an Islamic scholar, and came up with the ISIS religious rulings authorizing the enslavement of Iraq's Yazidi minority. Salbi met Baghdadi in 2004, when both were detained by U.S. forces at Camp Bucca in Iraq.There aren't many founding members of ISIS left, and the group doesn't have nearly as many fighters as it did during its peak in the mid-2010s. ISIS no longer controls vast swaths of Iraq and Syria, but they are still behind assassinations and roadside bombings in northern Iraq, a senior Kurdish official told The Guardian. There are rural networks that "remain very much intact," the official said. "After all, ISIS members in Iraq still receive monthly salaries and training in remote mountainous areas. That network allows the organization to endure, even when militarily defeated."Salbi's whereabouts are unknown, but intelligence officials believe it's likely he is near Mosul, Iraq. There is a $5 million bounty on his head.More stories from theweek.com After rejecting amendments, Senate adopts impeachment trial rules White House budget office releases heavily redacted Ukraine emails as Senate rejects OMB subpoenas Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow's odd impeachment rant about 'lawyer lawsuits' may stem from a misheard phrase




POSTED JANUARY 20, 2020 11:37 PM

McConnell releases impeachment trial rules, sparking new outcry from Democrats

McConnell releases impeachment trial rules, sparking new outcry from DemocratsSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the rules for a Senate impeachment trial on Monday evening.




POSTED JANUARY 20, 2020 7:40 PM

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'Pettifogging': Chief Justice Roberts admonishes legal teams after feisty exchange
Chief Justice John Roberts, who is presiding over the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, scolded both the Democratic House managers and the President's defense team early Wednesday morning after a contentious exchange on the Senate floor.


POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 12:32 PM
What in the world does pettifogging mean?
Before the nation moves on from the tense exchanges over rules for the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, there is a question still to be answered: What in the world does pettifogging mean?


POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 12:52 PM
See why Chief Justice Roberts intervened in impeachment debate
Following remarks by impeachment manager Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and White House counsel Pat Cipollone, Chief Justice John Roberts warned both teams about using rhetoric inappropriate for an impeachment trial in the Senate chamber.


POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 6:41 AM
Analysis: Things are worse now than ever
President Donald Trump didn't create our deep political polarization. But he now runs a country divided more deeply than ever before by our partisan differences.


POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 3:40 AM
Dershowitz on reversal: 'I am much more correct right now'
Constitutional lawyer and Trump impeachment legal team member Alan Dershowitz said Monday that he is "much more correct right now" in his current views on what qualifies a president for impeachment than his near-opposite views during the Clinton impeachment.


POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020 4:10 AM
Trump lashes out at impeachment trial while overseas
Speaking at a press conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Trump called the impeachment trial a "total hoax" and a "disgrace."


POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 12:44 PM
McConnell warns against witnesses in pitch for quick impeachment trial resolution
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is hardening his argument against new witness testimony in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, a sign that the powerful GOP leader plans to rally fellow Republican senators to block witness testimony and bring a swift end to the proceedings, according to GOP sources.


POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 11:02 AM
Zoe Lofgren is working her third impeachment
When she walks through the Senate chamber on Wednesday to present her case for removing President Donald Trump from office, Rep. Zoe Lofgren could be forgiven for having a sense of deja vu.


POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 11:04 AM
After a marathon day of debating, the Senate killed 11 Democratic amendments. Opening arguments start today
The Senate early Wednesday morning approved rules for the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on a party-line vote that delays the question of whether the Senate should subpoena witnesses and documents until later in the trial.


POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 12:28 PM
Analysis: Bitter exchanges and incriminating evidence rock Day 1
President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial, if its first real day is any guide, will be a dramatic, divisive and fact-bending showdown in his own confrontational image and its aftershocks will rumble for decades to come.


POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 12:22 PM

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Suspected Kansas City shooter could have been jailed on a prior gun charge. A gun law change set him free
The suspected gunman in the Kansas City bar shooting had previous firearm charges that could have sent him to prison, but legislators changing gun laws in 2017 kept him free.


POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 2:34 AM
A mother has killed 3 children, police say
A woman has been arrested in Phoenix on suspicion of killing her three children -- her infant daughter, her 2-year-old daughter and her 3-year-old son -- police said Tuesday.


POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 2:14 AM
Man strangles rabid coyote to death after it attacks his son
A New Hampshire man killed a coyote with his bare hands Monday after it grabbed his 2-year-old son by his jacket hood and dragged him to the ground.


POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020 11:52 PM
Amtrak almost charged a group $25k to travel with wheelchairs. A ticket usually costs $16
A Chicago-based disability activist group won't have to pay $25,000 to get its members to a conference on Wednesday in Bloomington, Illinois, a trip that normally costs $16 a person each way.


POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020 8:12 PM
Avenatti might be in El Chapo's former jail cell -- and it's freezing, his attorneys say
Michael Avenatti's attorneys want him moved out of his jail cell -- which may have been used by El Chapo -- because it's freezing and the conditions are hampering his defense, the attorneys wrote to a judge Monday.


POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020 9:37 PM
Cory Booker was asked who broke his heart. He gave an emotional response
It was the final question during Sen. Cory Booker's interview with The New York Times editorial board: Who has broken his heart?


POSTED JANUARY 20, 2020 8:40 PM
Rep. Ayanna Pressley speaks at event after revealing she has alopecia
Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts on Monday spoke about her experience of being "robbed of my hair" and said that "hardship is universal" at a public appearance that comes after the Democratic congresswoman revealed last week that she has alopecia.


POSTED JANUARY 20, 2020 8:55 PM
Bloomberg unveils economic justice plan at site of 'Black Wall Street' massacre
Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Sunday released an economic justice plan during a stop in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, neighborhood that was known as "Black Wall Street" before it was destroyed in a 1921 riot and massacre.


POSTED JANUARY 19, 2020 8:48 PM
51% say Senate should remove Trump from office
About half of Americans say the Senate should vote to convict President Donald Trump and remove him from office in the upcoming impeachment trial (51%), according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, while 45% say the Senate should vote against conviction and removal.


POSTED JANUARY 20, 2020 9:35 PM
The stock market is eerily calm again. Uh-oh...
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POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 12:46 PM

SI.com

Uruguay eliminates Italy; Did Suarez bite again?
Uruguay is moving on. Italy is out of the World Cup after a 1-0 loss. Meanwhile, Luis Suarez apparently bit an opponent again.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2014 11:44 AM
Report: Heat forward LeBron James to opt out of deal, become free agent
Get ready for the Decision, Part II. LeBron James is opting out of his contract with the Heat, and will become a free agent.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2014 12:04 PM
NBA Mock Draft: Another change at the top
Just when you thought the NBA draft pecking order was starting to get predictable, Joel Embiid shakes it up.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2014 12:24 PM
Mexico beats Cameroon, advances to knockout round
After a tough 2013, Mexico completed its magical turnaround by taking down Croatia 3-1 and advancing out of Group A.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2014 8:17 PM
World Cup analysis: Costa Rica-England


POSTED JUNE 24, 2014 12:22 PM
Report: Bulls offer Gibson, Snell, picks for Love


POSTED JUNE 23, 2014 9:04 PM
What to expect from U.S. against Germany
On Monday's SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Grant Wahl discusses the disappointing end to the US vs. Portugal game and USMNT's strategy heading into their match against Germany.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2014 3:28 PM
Mexico tops Croatia, advances out of group


POSTED JUNE 23, 2014 8:36 PM
O's Davis walks off White Sox with pinch-hit HR
Chris Davis had been scuffling, and with lefty Chris Sale on the mound, it was a perfect night for the Orioles first baseman to ride the pine. He didn’t get the entire night off, however. Manager Buck Showalter called his number in the bottom of the ninth, and Davis delivered a walk-off three-run homer.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2014 1:56 AM
MLB Power Rankings: Terrible week for Rockies
Another week, another first-place finish for the Athletics, who once again grabbed all seven votes for the top spot. Hard on their heels are the Brewers, who jumped from fifth to second, pushing the Giants down to third place. The Angels remained at No. 4, with the resurgent Cardinals rounding out the top-five.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2014 1:32 PM

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Retirement contribution limits will rise in 2019
Good news retirement savers: The Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living increases to the contribution limits for retirement-related plans in 2019.

POSTED NOVEMBER 01, 2018 4:50 PM

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Things have changed for Venezuela. But they're not what Juan Guaido hoped for
What becomes of an agent for change who doesn't change much?


POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 10:58 AM
This 3-year-old just became the youngest member of a high IQ society
Muhammad Haryz Nadzim, a three-year-old with an IQ of 142, became the youngest member of the high IQ organization Mensa UK.


POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 12:54 AM
China tries to stop spread of deadly virus at worst time of year


POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020 10:13 PM
Analysis: Trump's team miscalculated on Ukraine
It was the worst street corner for a drug deal.


POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020 10:13 AM
Lesbian couple 'overwhelmed with anger' after wedding venue turns them away
A South African wedding venue is facing criticism after the owners declined to host a lesbian couple's wedding because of their Christian beliefs.


POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020 10:38 AM
The world's largest offshore wind farm is nearly complete
The world's largest offshore wind farm is taking shape off the east coast of Britain, a landmark project that demonstrates one way to combat climate change at scale.


POSTED OCTOBER 11, 2019 7:43 AM
Chinese stocks slump as coronavirus spreads
Chinese stocks continued to fall Wednesday as a new virus spreads throughout the region, complicating plans for the millions of people traveling over the Lunar New Year.


POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 7:18 AM
'The clearest view ever made of our galaxy': Building one of the world's best telescopes
A telescope built in South Africa is revealing new details about the Milky Way.


POSTED JUNE 03, 2019 2:14 PM
This luxury ice cream is made from insects
After a long day under the beating South African sun, an ice cream might be a tempting treat.


POSTED JULY 25, 2019 8:28 AM
The irony of Davos VIPs and private jets
The World Economic Forum is preparing to perform a difficult dance: proclaim its growing concern for the climate crisis even as scores of private planes and luxury cars ferry attendees to its annual conference in Davos.


POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020 3:32 PM

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