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The Pentagon Has Delivered Its Transgender Military Proposal To Trump

The Pentagon Has Delivered Its Transgender Military Proposal To TrumpDefense Secretary James Mattis has delivered his recommendations concerning transgender troops to President Donald Trump, the Pentagon confirmed to HuffPost on Friday.




POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 1:37 PM

Autopsy confirms Virginia woman was mauled to death by her own pit bulls

Autopsy confirms Virginia woman was mauled to death by her own pit bullsAn autopsy has confirmed that a Virginia woman believed to have been mauled to death by her own pit bulls in December did indeed die from "trauma due to mauling by animals."




POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 10:42 AM

NRA's LaPierre blames FBI, mental illness and security 'failures' for Florida shooting — not guns

NRA's LaPierre blames FBI, mental illness and security 'failures' for Florida shooting — not gunsThe head of the National Rifle Association denounced lawmakers and the media on Thursday for renewing the debate over U.S. gun laws in the wake of last week’s deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school.




POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 11:59 AM

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Hit By Anthrax Scare

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Hit By Anthrax ScareMeghan Markle and Prince Harry have been targeted by an anthrax hoax, reports London’s Evening Standard.




POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 7:34 AM

Florida shooting survivor flawlessly refutes paid actor conspiracy theory

Florida shooting survivor flawlessly refutes paid actor conspiracy theoryIn the days following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, many of the students who survived the carnage have become vocal about their desires for stricter gun control laws.




POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 1:57 PM

Suspect in Filipina's death in Kuwait arrested, wife sought

Suspect in Filipina's death in Kuwait arrested, wife soughtMANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Lebanese man suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait has been arrested, the Philippine foreign secretary said Friday.




POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 9:17 PM

From paper to fuel, North Koreans endure widespread shortages as sanctions take their toll 

From paper to fuel, North Koreans endure widespread shortages as sanctions take their toll There are growing indications that international sanctions are taking a toll in North Korea, with even paper for the country's main publication running short. In additional to the problems facing the Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper that serves as the mouthpiece of the regime, Pyongyang’s hard currency reserves are expected to dry up by October, the trade deficit is continuing to widen, and food and fuel are in increasingly short supply.  The head of South Korea’s parliamentary intelligence committee briefed politicians this week on the state of the North’s finances, which have been seriously affected by the freezing of the regime’s accounts overseas and a ban on virtually all exports. Kang Seok-ho, a politician of the opposition Liberty Korea Party, later told Yonhap news that it is clear that the sanctions are having an effect and that Pyongyang’s new-found desire for détente with the South is a direct result of the hardships it faces. Reports from the North are already describing the shortages facing ordinary people as the new “arduous march”, a reference to the famine in the mid-1990s that claimed as many as 3.5 million lives. What is Junche? | North Koreas official state ideology The Chosun Ilbo newspaper has reported that two of the main energy plants that provide power to Pyongyang have been shut down for 10 days so far this year, resulting in shortages and blackouts in parts of the capital.   Coal mines are unable to operate at full capacity due to the shortage of fuel, while any coal that is mined cannot be transported. Imports of coke from China have also been halted, meaning that even the elite of North Korean society are having to put up with no power or heating. Food rations have been cut by half and there is virtually no white rice available and the price of cooking oil has also soared. The print run of the Rodong Sinmun has been cut from 600,000 copies a day to just 200,000 newspapers and home deliveries have been cancelled, the Chosun Ilbo reported. North Korea Imports exports The recent visit to South Korea by a delegation from Pyongyang to the opening of the Winter Olympic Games also inadvertently revealed that North Korean has been cut off from the global satellite communications network for air traffic controllers after it defaulted on payments eight months ago.   Air traffic controllers at Pyongyang’s Sunan International Airport were forced to use a conventional telephone line to inform their counterparts at Incheon International Airport that the flight had departed. Still resisting the international community’s pressure to get rid of its nuclear arsenal and intercontinental ballistic missiles, however, North Korea is going to ever-greater lengths to obtain the money and materiel that it needs to survive. North Korea war puff Chinese and Japanese authorities are cracking down on reports of vessels carrying out illegal ship-to-ship transfers of goods and fuel in the East China Sea, while defectors in South Korea are suddenly receiving messages to send money to the North if they want their relatives they left behind to remain safe.   One defector has said a video was posted on a North Korean propaganda website criticising his escape and threatening his family. In a subsequent phone call, he was told his family was “begging” him to send them 10 million won (£6,650). Others have used middlemen in China to buy rice and send to their relatives in the North, although it is assumed that the money or food does not reach its intended destination.




POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 12:47 AM

This Las Vegas Airport Is Letting People Dump Their Marijuana Before Flying

This Las Vegas Airport Is Letting People Dump Their Marijuana Before FlyingCannabis is legal in Nevada but still banned by the U.S. government




POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 12:39 AM

Late pastor Billy Graham to lie in honor in US Capitol

Late pastor Billy Graham to lie in honor in US CapitolThe body of Reverend Billy Graham, a spiritual advisor to several presidents, will lie in the US Capitol Rotunda next week so Americans can pay respect to the globally influential preacher, lawmakers said Thursday. The rare honor of placing an American's remains in the Capitol is usually reserved for US presidents, military officials and politicians. Graham, who died Wednesday at age 99, would be only the fourth private citizen so honored, and the first person since US senator Daniel Inouye in 2012.




POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 12:54 PM

Trump on Parkland shooter: 'A teacher would have shot the hell out of him before he knew what happened'

Trump on Parkland shooter: 'A teacher would have shot the hell out of him before he knew what happened'President Trump on Friday castigated the armed resource officer in Parkland, Fla., who resigned from the Broward County Sheriff’s office after surveillance footage showed he waited outside the school during last week’s mass shooting.




POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 12:17 PM

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