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'Deplorable' NYU prof slaps university, colleagues with lawsuit

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 03:09

'Deplorable' NYU prof slaps university, colleagues with lawsuit --The New York University professor made popular by his undercover 'Deplorable NYU prof' Twitter account is now suing his colleagues for defamation. | 31 Jan 2018 | The New York University professor [and CLG Founder] who launched an undercover Twitter account to attack identity politics on his campus is suing four colleagues and his school for defamation. Michael Rectenwald revealed in October that he was the professor behind the growing "Deplorable NYU Prof" account on Twitter, which claimed to expose the "viral identity politics of academia and its destruction of academic integrity." Rectenwald contends that "all hell broke loose" soon after, alleging in his lawsuit that he was unfairly forced to take a medical leave of absence, and that he was the subject of numerous "false" claims made in email threads among university staffers...Rectenwald told Campus Reform that the cumulative damage has nearly destroyed his academic future at NYU.

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N. Korea would see blanket ban of oil supplies as declaration of war - Russian envoy

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 02:58

N. Korea would see blanket ban of oil supplies as declaration of war - Russian envoy | 31 Jan 2018 | Imposing a total ban on oil exports to North Korea would mean a full blockade and will be considered as a declaration of war by Pyongyang, Russia's ambassador to North Korea has cautioned. The UN Security Council (UNSC) unanimously approved a new round of sanctions on the North in December last year, slashing the country's oil and petroleum imports. Russia's envoy to North Korea Alexander Matsegora warned against cutting oil supplies to the country any further.

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Official: 2 Soldiers Killed in an Attack on Afghan Army Unit

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 05:02

Official: 2 Soldiers Killed in an Attack on Afghan Army Unit | 28 Jan 2018 | Insurgents attacked an Afghan army unit guarding a military academy in the capital Kabul on Monday, and at least two soldiers were killed and 10 others wounded, officials said. A suicide bomber first attacked the army unit responsible for providing security for the military academy, and the attack was followed by a gun battle in which two soldiers were killed, said Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for the Afghan defense ministry. Waziri said at least 10 other soldiers were wounded in the attack carried out by five insurgents.

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Death toll in Kabul bombing raised to 103

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 04:58

Death toll in Kabul bombing raised to 103 | 28 Jan 2018 | Afghan authorities have raised the death toll from Saturday's suicide bombing in Kabul to 103. The attacker drove an ambulance filled with explosives and was able to race through a security checkpoint by saying he was transferring a patient to a hospital. The explosion damaged or destroyed dozens of shops and vehicles. Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak provided the updated death toll Sunday, saying an additional 235 people were wounded in the attack. He said police were among those killed and wounded.

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Trump pledges to 'make America great again for all Americans'

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 04:18

Trump pledges to 'make America great again for all Americans' | 30 Jan 2018 | President Donald Trump sought to infuse his maiden State of the Union address with an undercurrent of optimism, declaring Tuesday the nation was thriving a year after he took office. "Let us begin tonight by recognizing that the state of our union is strong because our people are strong," Trump said inside a crowded House chamber. "Together, we are building a safe, strong, and proud America." "Tonight, I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground, and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people we were elected to serve," Trump said. "We have gone forward with a clear vision and a righteous mission -- to make America great again for all Americans," he said.

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Read Joe Kennedy's full Democratic response to the State of the Union

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 04:15

Read Joe Kennedy's full Democratic response to the State of the Union | 30 Jan 22018 | Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III is delivering this year's Democratic response to the State of the Union. Read his remarks as prepared, or watch here.

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State of the Union 2018: Read the full transcript

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 04:04

State of the Union 2018: Read the full transcript | 30 Jan 2018 | President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address on Tuesday. Read the President's speech as prepared for delivery and released by the White House.

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Trump signs executive order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 03:52

Trump signs executive order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open | 30 Jan 2018 | U.S. President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order announcing his intent to keep the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay open, the White House announced Tuesday. Trump made it clear during his 2016 campaign for president that he wanted to keep Guantanamo open...The order says the U.S. maintains the option to detain additional enemy combatants at the detention centre in Cuba, when necessary. It requires the defence secretary to recommend criteria for determining the fate of individuals captured by the United States in armed conflict, including sending them to Guantanamo Bay.

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Senator plans to introduce legislation giving U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security responsibility to notify public of incoming missile attack instead of state agencies

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 03:21

Motive for Hawaii 'missile-on-the-way' false flag revealed: Senator plans to introduce legislation giving U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security responsibility to notify public of incoming missile attack instead of state agencies | 25 Jan 2018 | The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency "button pusher" who sent a bogus missile alert that triggered panic across the islands on Jan. 13 is not cooperating with either a Federal Communications Commission investigation nor two internal investigations.The FCC sent two investigators to Honolulu but got no cooperation from the HI-EMA employee, Fowlkes said. The unidentified "warning officer" -- an exempt, union employee -- also is not cooperating with two internal HI-EMA investigations, one looking into the events of Jan. 13 and another probing the agency's overall operations, according to Lt. Col. Chuck Anthony, spokesman for Hawaii's Department of Defense, which overseas HI-EMA...At the start of today’s hearing in Washington, D.C., before the Senate Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet Subcommittee, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz said he plans to introduce legislation giving the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security the responsibility to notify the public of an incoming missile attack instead of HI-EMA. [This transition facilitates the ultimate false flag: The Deep State attacking the US and blaming North Korea, etc.]

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Anti-PC prof: I'm guilty for the 'structure' of my thinking

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 02:39

Anti-PC prof: I'm guilty for the 'structure' of my thinking | 30 Jan 2018 | Liberal studies professor [CLG Founder, Michael Rectenwald] tells Tucker why he's suing NYU and several of his colleagues for an alleged harassment campaign launched against him for his views. ('Tucker Carlson Tonight' show segment)

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FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe stepping down

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 09:17

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe stepping down | 29 Jan 2018 | FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who has been attacked by President Donald Trump, stepped down Monday, multiple sources familiar with the matter told NBC News. McCabe will remain on the FBI payroll until he is eligible to retire with full benefits in mid-March, the sources said. One source said McCabe was exercising his retirement eligibility and characterized his decision as "stepping aside."

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Republicans vote to release memo alleging FBI missteps while surveilling Trump campaign operative

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 09:13

Republicans vote to release memo alleging FBI missteps while surveilling Trump campaign operative | 29 Jan 2018 | Brushing aside opposition from the Justice Department, Republicans on the House intelligence committee voted Monday to release a classified memo that purports to show improper use of surveillance by the FBI and the Justice Department in the Russia investigation. The four-page memo has become a political flashpoint, with President Donald Trump and many Republicans pushing for its release and suggesting that some in the Justice Department and FBI have conspired against the president. The memo was written by Republicans on the committee, led by chairman Rep. Devin Nunes of California, a close Trump ally who has become a fierce critic of the FBI and the Justice Department.

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'Deplorable' NYU Professor Sues University, Colleagues for Defamation

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 09:07

'Deplorable' NYU Professor Sues University, Colleagues for Defamation --"This litigation will reveal some truly outrageous and shocking behavior." - Edward Paltzik, one of Michael Rectenwald's attorneys | 29 Jan 2018 | Liberal Studies professor [and CLG Founder] Michael Rectenwald, known for criticizing social justice and political correctness under the Twitter handle @antipcnyuprof, filed a defamation lawsuit against NYU and four of its professors on Jan. 12 in Manhattan Supreme Court. The professor, who proclaimed himself "deplorable," alleges in the lawsuit that fellow professors Jacqueline Bishop, Amber Frost, Carley Moore and Theresa Senft made false statements in a department-wide email exchange between May 8 and 12 of last year that have damaged his personal and professional life. He said in the lawsuit that NYU did not intervene when necessary to end the harmful accusations.

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Fire extinguished at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 05:20

Fire extinguished at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant | 26 Jan 2018 | (San Luis Obispo County, CA) Firefighters were called out Thursday night to a reported fire at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. The call went out around 7:15 p.m. City and county units responded. They were said to be investigating a smell of smoke near the intake area. Several fire trucks could be seen at the gate to the power plant in Avila Beach. Smoke was reported to be visible by fire crews several miles away from the gate on PG&E property.

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White House aide: Trump wants memo released for 'transparency'

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 04:27

White House aide: Trump wants memo released for 'transparency' | 28 Jan 2018 | White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said Sunday that President Trump wants a classified memo that purports to show political bias within the FBI to be released. "We don’t know what’s in the memo. But I think the president generally is on the side of transparency," Short said on "Fox News Sunday." "I'm sure he’s very concerned about some of the appearances of conflict of interest at the top of the agency," Short said of Trump. The Washington Post reported Saturday that Trump called for the release of the memo, despite opposition from leaders at the Department of Justice and the FBI.

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US-led coalition bombs Iraqi police in fatal friendly fire incident

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 06:32

US-led coalition bombs Iraqi police in fatal friendly fire incident | 27 Jan 2018 | A number of Iraqi security forces have been killed in an airstrike carried out by US-led coalition forces near a US airbase, Iraqi officials say, adding that the victims were mistaken for militants. There have been conflicting report about the exact number of Iraqi fatalities in the airstrike. Reuters cited Iraqi officials who spoke of at least 11 dead, including 10 members of the Iraqi security forces and a local official. AFP, however, cited an anonymous provincial official who confirmed 8 casualties.

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Kabul attack: Taliban kill 95 with ambulance bomb in Afghan capital

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 02:23

Kabul attack: Taliban kill 95 with ambulance bomb in Afghan capital | 27 Jan 2018 | A suicide bombing has killed at least 95 people and injured 158 others in the centre of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, officials say. Attackers drove an ambulance laden with explosives past a police checkpoint in a secure zone, home to government offices and foreign embassies. The target is believed to have been an interior ministry building, but many people were hit while walking by. The Taliban have said they carried out the attack, the deadliest for months.

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Julian Assange asks UK court to drop his arrest warrant

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 05:55

Julian Assange asks UK court to drop his arrest warrant | 26 Jan 2018 | Lawyers for Julian Assange are asking a London court to withdraw a UK warrant for his arrest, saying it has "lost its purpose". The warrant was issued in 2012 after he allegedly breached bail conditions by seeking asylum in Ecuador's London embassy. He had been facing extradition to Sweden to answer sex assault claims but these have since been dropped. The Crown Prosecution Service says Mr Assange could walk free if he succeeds.

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IOC 'banned be-st Russian athletes, doesn't want Russia to perform well' - skiing coach Markus Cramer

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 23:44

IOC 'banned be-st Russian athletes, doesn't want Russia to perform well' - skiing coach Markus Cramer | 26 Jan 2018 | The International Olympic Committee's decision to ban leading Russian athletes from the 2018 Winter Games without any proof might be an "unfair" attempt to degrade Russia, according to Markus Cramer, the Russian skiing team coach. "That decision was taken without any evidence by the IOC," Cramer told RT's video agency Ruptly, referring to the Olympic body's decision to exclude some leading Russian athletes. The athletes were on a special list previously filed to the IOC by the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC). On December 23, the IOC Invitation Review Panel excluded 111 of the 500 Russian athletes listed in the application without providing any reason for the decision. The banned athletes were deemed to have failed the panel's requirements.

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North Korea calls for reunification as hockey teams unite ahead of joint effort at Winter Olympics

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 07:03

North Korea calls for reunification as hockey teams unite ahead of joint effort at Winter Olympics | 25 Jan 2018 | A dozen North Korean ice hockey players crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea on Thursday, as Pyongyang issued a rare call for unification. The female athletes, wearing red and white DPR Korea jackets, were en route to form a joint team with South Korean ice hockey players for the first time ahead of next month's Winter Olympics. Their arrival came as North Korea issued a statement calling for unification on the peninsula.

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