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Kentucky Begins Removal of Confederate Monuments

STATUES MOVED TO PRIVATE STORAGE FOR TIME BEING

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption The two Confederate Statues in downtownLexington, Kkentucky may be history by the time you wake up. The Lexington Fayette-Urban County Council voted in August to move the statues which honor Confederate General John Hunt Morgan…

New Health Care Plan Emerges

TRUMP BEHIND NEW BIPARTISAN HEALTH PLAN

1/1NEW HEALTH CARE PLAN Show Caption Hide Caption President Trump on Tuesday said he will get behind a new bipartisan plan to replace the insurance subsidies of Obamacare that he killed last week. Democratic Senator Patty Murray and Republican Senator Lamar Alexander signed on to a temporary health care fix and now it’s getting a thumbs-up from the President. “They’re…

North Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’

1/1North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Show Caption Hide Caption UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.” Kim In Ryong told the U.N. General Assembly’s disarmament committee that North Korea is the only country in…

McCain condemns ‘half-baked, spurious nationalism’ in speech

1/1U.S. Sen. John McCain Show Caption Hide Caption PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain jabbed Monday night at unnamed pushers of isolationist politics, saying at his National Constitution Center Liberty Medal ceremony in Philadelphia that abandoning America’s role as an international leader is “unpatriotic.” The six-term Republican senator from Arizona made the remarks after receiving the award for a…

Trump threatens NBC but experts see no real risk to licenses

1/1Donald Trump Show Caption Hide Caption NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening NBC’s broadcast licenses because he’s not happy with how its news division has covered him. But experts say his threats aren’t likely to lead to any action. The NBC network itself doesn’t need a license to operate, but individual stations do. NBC owns several stations…

Trump Administration Rolls Back Affordable Care Act Birth Control Rules

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption The Trump administration is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women for religious and moral reasons. The administration issued a revision to obama-Obamaules that require most companies to provide birth control as preventive care for women, at no additional cost. Under today’s rule changes entities that have sincerely held…

Tens of thousands have yet to submit DACA renewals

1/1Tens of thousands have yet to submit DACA renewals Show Caption Hide Caption WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of young people eligible for renewed protection from deportation had yet to submit their applications hours before a Trump administration deadline Thursday night. The administration was finalizing details of an immigration wish list that could jeopardize a long-term fix. Under a…

Effort to restrict ‘bump stock’ draws unlikely supporters

1/1Speaker of the House Paul Ryan Show Caption Hide Caption WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association has joined the Trump administration and top congressional Republicans in a swift and surprising embrace of a restriction on Americans’ guns, though a narrow one: to regulate the “bump stock” devices the Las Vegas shooter apparently used to horrifically lethal effect. The devices,…

Joe Biden Supports Alabama Democrat Doug Jones

RALLY FOR DOUG JONES BRINGS FORMER VICE PRESIDENT TO ALABAMA

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption Former Vice-President Joe Biden campaigned last night for Democratic Senatorial candidate for Alabama Doug Jones. The former Vice-President joined Jones on stage at a campaign rally in Birmingham, Alabama. Jones is running against Republican Roy Moore in a Special Election to fill the Senate seat left vacant by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. It’s been 2…