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January 19, 2018

Jan 19 16:44

Homeland Security Blocks Citizens From Haiti, Belize, And Samoa From Getting Temporary U.S. Work Visas…

These 3 countries are the worst offenders in terms of illegal visa overstays, and so the Trump administration is actually doing something about the problem.

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Jan 19 16:32

After Scoring Huge Tax Cuts, Charles Koch Floods Ryan With Cash

In the months leading up to the passage of the Republican Party’s long-awaited tax bill last year, the powerful political operation run by the billionaire Koch brothers was one of the strongest forces pressuring lawmakers to pass massive tax cuts for wealthy individuals and corporations.

“Republicans never hid the fact that this tax bill was about pleasing their big donors,” Adam Smith, communications director at campaign finance reform nonprofit Every Voice, told International Business Times. “And it looks like House Speaker [Paul] Ryan is quickly being rewarded for passing this legislation that overwhelmingly benefits the Kochs and billionaires like them.”

Jan 19 16:31

In 2018 The US Government Will Spend Nearly $2 Billion a Day on War

While the United States Congress has struggled to pass legislation governing taxes and healthcare, it had no problem uniting on the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act—a bill that will ensure the U.S. continues to wage wars around the world, and that promises taxpayers will cover its costly expenses.

The price tag on the latest NDAA is a massive $700 billion, which means that for every day in 2018, American taxpayers will spend nearly $2 billion on war.

Jan 19 16:23

Turkey ‘determined’ to hit YPG despite US call

Turkey will carry out a military operation in Afrin in northern Syria, Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli vowed in an interview with private broadcaster A Haber on the morning of Jan. 19.

“The threat level against Turkey is increasing day by day. This operation will be carried out and we will combat terrorism,” Canikli said, referring to a long-anticipated operation against the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin, seen by Ankara as organically linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

According to the minister, the Afrin operation should be carried out without delay and Ankara and Moscow will continue talks about Turkey’s planned military action.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Jan 19 16:20

Alan Dershowitz On Steve Bannon

Dershowitz discusses Steve Bannon's House testimony.

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Jan 19 16:15

Feds to retry Sen. Menendez on corruption charges

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department notified a federal judge Friday that it will again put Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey on trial, after a jury deadlocked and ended an earlier prosecution in a mistrial.

"The conduct alleged in the indictment is serious and warrants retrial before a jury of citizens in the District of New Jersey," the Justice Department said.

"An early retrial date is in the best interests of the public," government lawyers told the judge.

A spokesman for Menendez said prosecutors evidently "did not hear the overwhelming voices of the New Jerseyans" who served on the jury during the first trial.

"We regret that the DOJ, after spending millions and millions of taxpayer dollars and failing to prove a single allegation in a court of law, has decided to double down on an unjust prosecution." the statement said.

Jan 19 15:38

TUCKER | ‘Foreign Terrorism Connection To Las Vegas’…

On Tuckers show last night Congressman Scott Perry (R-Pa.) said nothing is adding up in the Las Vegas massacre investigation and he “smells a rat.”

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Jan 19 15:31

‘Democrats Wouldn’t Even Look At FISA Memo’…

This is not a misprint. Not only did they try to BLOCK the release of the memo, they wouldn't even look at it. Democrats were interested in Russian collusion until their narrative died…



Jan 19 15:28

The terrifying 'ice tsunami' driven by 100mph winds that buried alive an ENTIRE herd of mysterious musk oxen in Alaska

A savage 'ice tsunami' in Alaska buried alive a whole herd of musk oxen leaving all but one 'wholly submerged', researchers have found.

With blizzards raging at between 60 to 100mph (128 - 160km/h), the pack of more than 50 were buried alive, leaving only a few tufts of hair poking out.

During the violent storm, these hardy creatures - whose ancestors managed to survive the last Ice Age - descended to the water but were quickly trapped and frozen by the rising tide.

Jan 19 15:25

Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

Buses used to transport Apple employees to their offices have been attacked, with windows smashed, possibly by people using pellet guns.

There have been several such attacks on the morning and evening commutes to and from Apple headquarters in the Californian city of Cupertino.

Some news outlets report that the firm has sent an email to employees, saying buses are now being rerouted.

Local news website SFGate reported that a Google bus had also been targeted.

There have been no reported injuries and there is no suggestion that the perpetrator is targeting a particular company.

The attacks could be linked to previous ill-feeling about how the tech sector is causing a gentrification of San Francisco and the surrounding area.

Jan 19 15:23

Thousands hit in OnePlus credit card hack

Up to 40,000 people were caught out by hackers who stole credit card details from the site of phone maker OnePlus.

The company stopped taking card payments via its site earlier this week after learning about the attack.

An investigation has revealed that attackers stole data by exploiting a loophole in its payment system between mid-November 2017 and 11 January.

The company apologised and said affected customers would get free help to resolve card problems.

Jan 19 15:21

UK retail sales slide in tough December

UK retail sales fell by 1.5% in December compared with November, the biggest monthly fall since the EU referendum, official figures show.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said many shoppers had shifted spending to November to take advantage of Black Friday offers.

It comes as Carpetright and clothing chain Bonmarche were the latest retailers to report a tough Christmas.

A squeeze on consumer spending also led to a difficult December for UK shops.



Jan 19 15:02

LVMPD preliminary investigative report says Stephen Paddock checked into to adjacent Mandalay Bay room 32-134 under girlfriend’s name

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s preliminary investigative report on the 1 October shooting, Mandalay Bay staff allowed Stephen Paddock to check in to the adjacent room 32-134 under his girlfriend Marilou Danley’s name despite the fact the report says she was not present.



Owl 1
Jan 19 14:05

President Trump Should Back Up California Law Enforcement Officers Defying Sanctuary State Laws

Can you say the state of California has become a criminal and racketeering operation? Sworn Peace Officers from the city municipality all the way up to the state Highway patrol are stuck between a rock and a hard place. The Federal government under the US Constitution has jurisdiction over enforcing immigration laws. Mayors and the California state governor cannot use the ninth and tenth amendments to justify passing a law making California a sanctuary state.

Jan 19 13:57

MATT GAETZ | 'HEADS WILL ROLL'

Excellent new interview with Matt Gaetz from this morning. Transcript included for those who can't watch videos.

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Jan 19 13:48

Watch Al Green Try To Impeach Trump On House Floor

Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas brought forth articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Friday morning.

Six congressmen previously listed a number of charges against the president in December articles, including: obstruction of justice, a violation of the Constitution’s foreign emoluments clause, a violation of the Constitution’s domestic emoluments clause, undermining the federal judiciary process and undermining the press.

Green described the president as racist and bigoted on Friday, which he said is further proof of the divisiveness of the Trump White House.

House lawmakers voted to postpone the impeachment effort for up to two legislative days, as the debate to avert a government shutdown rages in the Senate.

Jan 19 13:45

Why Ruby Ridge Still Matters

Randy Weaver and his family lived in an isolated cabin in the mountains of northern Idaho. Weaver was a white separatist who believed races should live apart; he had no record of violence against other races — or anyone else. An undercover federal agent targeted him and entrapped him into selling a sawed-off shotgun. The feds sought to pressure Weaver, who often indulged in anti-government bluster, to become an informant against the Aryan Nation, but he refused.

Jan 19 13:05

Wind Turbine breaks in half in Chatham-Kent

A wind turbine has snapped in half and is currently sitting bent over in an open field in Chatham-Kent.

The turbine is located at Drake Road and 16 Line in South Buxton.

John Norton, the general manager of community development with the municipality, says the fire chief is on scene, as well as police.

Jan 19 12:27

Amazon hikes monthly Prime membership prices by 18 percent to $12.99

Amazon.com is looking to squeeze more money out of monthly subscribers to its free two-day shipping service, which could persuade many of them to sign up for annual subscriptions.

Monthly subscribers to Amazon Prime now have to pay $12.99 each month, an 18 percent jump, according to Amazon's website. At that rate, monthly customers would pay $156 a year.



Jan 19 12:20

Congressman Tells Hannity | ‘I Believe Obama Deep State Officials Will Go To Jail For FISA Abuse’

The Big Ugly is about to be busted wide open…

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Jan 19 12:13

The International Energy Agency said Friday that "explosive" increases in U.S. oil output would push the country ahead of Saudi Arabia this year and put it in a position to challenge top producer Russia.

Because everything is now impossibly stupid, MSNBC and a host of other websites and news outlets spent a decent amount of time this week covering the height and weight of President Donald Trump.

Jan 19 12:09

Migrants in Calais will be fast-tracked to the UK after PM bows to the French: Visa applications will now take just one month after May and Macron agree 'Sandhurst Treaty' shake up

Adult migrants seeking to come to the UK via Calais will be processed in a month
Children will now see their waiting time slashed from six months to just 25 days
Mr Macron said they had agreed upon a ‘Sandhurst Treaty’ during their meeting

Jan 19 11:58

Mark Meadows On House Floor | ‘I Was SHOCKED By What I Saw’

Here's the House floor clip (60 seconds) of Mark Meadows discussing the FISA memo...

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Lockerdome
Jan 19 11:40

RARE INTERVIEW | Ty Cobb Discusses Mueller Witch Hunt

President's lawyer does his first televised interview. I found the video.

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Jan 19 11:39

Clinton Had Detailed Knowledge of Email Server Security Risks, Emails Show

Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had detailed knowledge about the security vulnerabilities involved in continuing to use her personal email despite claims that she didn’t really "stop and think" about the email system she was planning to use, newly released State Department emails show.

The new batch of emails also show three more exchanges containing classified information, according to Judicial Watch, a watchdog group that obtained the emails through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

Justin Cooper, an aide to former President Bill Clinton, warned in 2011 about "overseas" use and other security issues concerning her emails and her personal BlackBerrys.

Jan 19 11:25

After Seeing FISA Docs, Congressman Gaetz Calls For IMMEDIATE Firing Of Rod Rosenstein, Bruce Ohr

I found the 45-second clip of Gaetz making the statement about Rosenstein. Great stuff.

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Jan 19 11:20

Florida Police Officers Caught Disconnecting Man's Surveillance Cameras

An Indian River County man feels his privacy was violated after he captured Vero Beach police disconnecting a surveillance camera outside his front door.
Police were investigating a crime the man says he had nothing to do with.

Vero Beach Police Chief David Currey stands by his officers' actions.



Jan 19 11:19

The Amazing Rice Paddy Art of Japan

Since 1993, the farmers of the Japanese village of Inakadate has been creating art on rice paddy fields. By intermixing purple and yellow-leafed rice with local green-leafed variety, imaginative farmers in rural Japan create large scale rice paddy artworks in their fields. Each year these farmers plant rice of different variety to create new artworks and they last all through the growing season until the time of harvest.

Jan 19 11:14

Passenger turned away from two flights after wearing 10 layers of clothing to avoid luggage fee

A man travelling from Iceland to London was turned away from a British Airways flight after he wore eight pairs of pants and 10 shirts to avoid paying for excess luggage.

Jan 19 11:14

The Coverage Of Trump’s Big Dumb Body Is Fat With Stupidity

Because everything is now impossibly stupid, MSNBC and a host of other websites and news outlets spent a decent amount of time this week covering the height and weight of President Donald Trump.

Jan 19 11:14

California is letting over a million people convicted of weed charges to get clean slate.

Jan. 1 was a big day for California: In addition to legalizing recreational marijuana, the state fully adopted one of the most sweeping criminal justice reforms in recent years.



Jan 19 11:12

McKayla Maroney's awful nightmare of abuse laid bare in court in front of Larry Nassar

McKayla Maroney's awful nightmare of abuse laid bare in court in front of Larry Nassar

Jan 19 10:58

Phone-Tracking Device That We've Never Seen in the Wild

For years, in almost complete secrecy, cops and feds in the United States—and elsewhere—have been using powerful devices called Stingrays, cell site simulators, or IMSI catchers to track and spy on cell phones.

Over the last few years, and only after long legal fights and several public documents requests, we've learned a little bit more about IMSI catchers, including some of the agencies that use them. Yet we've rarely seen them. Some official pictures have been published online, mostly mined from patent applications, but we've practically never seen them in the wild until now.

Here's a picture of a stack of IMSI catchers, which trick phones into connecting to them by pretending to be a cell tower, sitting on what is likely the seat of a police car or van.

Jan 19 10:56

Trump Administration Bars Haitians From U.S. Visas For Low-Skilled Work

Haitians will no longer be eligible for U.S. visas given to low-skilled workers, the Trump administration said on Wednesday, bringing an end to a small-scale effort to employ Haitians in the United States after a catastrophic 2010 earthquake.

Jan 19 10:55

10 Things The Middle Class Can’t Afford Anymore

Middle class benefits are being revoked in the name of affordability. Because of several factors including stagnant wages, rising costs, and politics, being a member of the American middle class is quickly losing what little prestige it has remaining.


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Owl 2
Jan 19 10:51

'It'd be cheaper to move France closer to England!' Boris is ridiculed for his Channel Bridge vision - but engineers insist it COULD be done and point to rejected 80s plans for spectacular project

Boris Johnson understood to have offered idea of a second Channel crossing - at more than 20 miles in length
He is understood to have put forward the idea to France's PM in meetings at Sandhurst Military Academy
Despite criticism, Boris was today backed by a designer who said it would be possible to construct a crossing
Indeed, officials previously considered a similar proposal for a bridge - at a cost of up to £14bn in today's money - before the tunnel was built in the 1980s

Jan 19 10:50

Boy who is a medical miracle: Born with his brain OUTSIDE his head, doctors did not bother with intensive care as he was not expected to live an hour - but he has just celebrated his 10th birthday!

Jamie Daniel was not taken to intensive care as doctors thought he had no hope
The youngster pulled through and had surgery to remove the outer brain
Jamie suffers from cerebal palsy, learning disabilities and double incontinence
He is a 'happy, sociable boy', who has been with his girlfriend since reception

Jan 19 10:47

Final two shots from Stephen Paddock’s handgun contradict official narrative of suicide

The 1 October massacre at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival ended with two single gunshots that were fired less than a minute after the last fully automatic volley stopped, contradicting the official narrative given to the public.

Jan 19 10:41

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – JANUARY 19, 2018: SYRIAN TROOPS ALMOST CLOSED EASTERN IDLIB POCKET

On January 18, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Iranian-backed militias liberated the village of Qaytal fom Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) in southern Aleppo and almost closed the eastern Idlib pocket.

Late on the same day, ISIS reportedly captured thirty villages, including Rasm al-Dhaba, al-Muwaylah, abu Ajwa, Muakar Shamali, Huma, Najm Al-Zuhur, Umm Qurun and Rasm Arira, in northeastern Hama and southwestern Aleppo from Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).

According to reports, some of HTS members withdrew from the area to avoid being encircled by the SAA while the rest of them just joined ISIS.

The pro-opposition news outlet Enab Baladi also reported that ISIS fighters started an advance to reach the SAA-held village Tell Daman in order to open a route towards Idlib province.



Jan 19 10:38

Freeze warning once again for parts of the Suncoast

Don't put away the jackets quite yet as another round of freezing temperatures can be expected Friday morning.

High pressure building in will keep skies clear tonight and winds rather light, but we will still see wind chills in the upper 20s to low 30s to start the day on Friday.

Jan 19 10:38

People flocking to low-tax states could swing future elections

Just a month ago, as friends and families prepared to gather for the holiday season, the men and women at the U.S. Census Bureau were busy releasing their latest annual estimates of population changes across the United States.

With the hustle and bustle of the season, many Americans missed the important new data. The new census estimates detail how states have grown since the last full census in 2010. The estimates provide some fascinating insight on what we can expect from the quickly approaching 2020 Census.

For those of us wonky enough to follow the annual trends in state-by-state migration, the numbers were an early Christmas gift.

Jan 19 10:38

FBI HAS LAUNCHED THREE INVESTIGATIONS INTO CLINTONS - Report: Second Special Counsel to investigate Clinton crimes

Despite the silence of the mainstream media, the Clintons are once again under criminal investigation.

The Department of Justice under Attorney General Jeff Sessions has opened criminal investigations against the Clinton Foundation in Little Rock and in New York.

Jan 19 10:35

Orange County California Homeless 2017



Jan 19 10:34

"I thought, I'm going to get a helicopter no matter what." : Aussie man hires a chopper in frantic search to find Missing son - And Finds Him.

Australian man Tony Lethbridge couldn't sleep. It was early Monday morning and his 17-year-old son Samuel was missing.
It had been almost 24 hours since anyone had heard from him.
It was out of character and his family feared the worst.
Emergency services attempting to free Samuel Lethbridge from his vehicle.

Jan 19 10:33

North Korea to send about 230 cheerleaders to Olympics for its 2 competing athletes.

North Korea has agreed to participate in the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang in the first breakthrough of talks with South Korea that began on Tuesday at the three-storey Peace House, on the South Korean side of the border village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone (DMZ).

Jan 19 10:33

NSA Offered Hillary Clinton’s “Lost” Emails to FBI— Comey Turned Them Down

As Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election expands, one curious detail in Hillary Clinton’s email probe remains. The “lost” emails from Clinton’s private server aren’t lost — in fact — the NSA has them, but during the FBI’s investigation, Comey didn’t want to hear about it.

Jan 19 10:32

FLASHBACK - CIA Targeted Assassinations by Induced Heart Attack and Cancer

In 1975, during the Church Committee hearings, the existence of a secret assassination weapon came to light. The CIA had developed a poison that caused the victim to have an immediate heart attack. This poison could be frozen into the shape of a dart and then fired at high speed from a pistol. The gun was capable of shooting the icy projectile with enough speed that the dart would go right through the clothes of the target and leave just a tiny red mark. Once in the body the poison would melt and be absorbed into the blood and cause a heart attack! The poison was developed to be undetectable by modern autopsy procedures.

Can you give a person cancer?

If cancer in animals can be caused by injecting them with cancer viruses and bacteria, it would certainly be possible to do the same with human beings!



Owl 3
Jan 19 10:29

A Dozen COPS & Their Shameful Home Invasion Caught on Camera

Jan 19 10:27

The United States of Hypocrisy vs. The Lawful Hawaiian Government (Full Version) - Ken O'Keefe

Jan 19 10:27

Anderson Cooper Tells Conan Haiti Is 'Among The Richest Countries I've Ever Been To'

CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Thursday gave Conan O’Brien a glowing review of Haiti before the talk show host’s trip there. In a chat on “Conan,” Cooper declared the Caribbean nation “among the richest countries I’ve ever been to.”

Jan 19 10:24

The Deep State And The “Alarming” Memo On FISA Abuses

A four-page memo circulating in Congress that reveals alleged United States government surveillance abuses is being described by lawmakers as “shocking,” “troubling” and “alarming,” with one congressman likening the details to KGB activity in Russia.

Speaking with Fox News, the lawmakers said they could not yet discuss the contents of the memo they reviewed on Thursday after it was released to members by the House Intelligence Committee. But they say the memo should be immediately made public.

“It is so alarming the American people have to see this,” Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan said.

“It’s troubling. It is shocking,” North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows said. “Part of me wishes that I didn’t read it because I don’t want to believe that those kinds of things could be happening in this country that I call home and love so much.”

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz said he believed people could lose their jobs after the memo is released.



Taboola
Jan 19 10:16

FLASHBACK - Clintons Facilitated Donor’s Haiti Project That Defrauded U.S. Out of Millions

A federal agency rushed to approve funding for a Clinton donor’s sham Haiti recovery project that ended up defrauding the U.S. government out of millions, according to court transcripts and internal government documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Miami businessman Claudio Osorio, who is currently serving 12 years in federal prison on fraud charges, leveraged his relationship with Bill and Hillary Clinton to help his company InnoVida obtain a $10 million loan from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) for a Haiti housing project in 2010.

Jan 19 10:15

FLASHBACK - Clinton Foundation AIDS Program Distributed ‘Watered-Down’ Drugs To Third World Countries

Former President Bill Clinton and his Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) distributed “watered-down” HIV/AIDs drugs to patients in sub-Saharan Africa, and “likely increased” the risks of morbidity and mortality, according to a draft congressional report obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The congressional report, titled,“The Clinton Foundation and The India Success Story,” was initiated by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican and vice-chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

The CHAI program to help AIDS victims is considered one of the Clinton Foundation’s most important contributions and is probably its best known initiative.

The congressional report focused on Clinton’s decade-long relationship with a controversial Indian drug manufacturer called Ranbaxy, which CHAI used as one of its main distributors of HIV/AIDS drugs to Third World countries.

Jan 19 10:14

"Explosive", "Shocking" And "Alarming" FISA Memo Set To Rock DC, "End Mueller Investigation"

All hell is breaking loose in Washington D.C. after a four-page memo detailing extensive FISA court abuse was made available to the entire House of Representatives Thursday. The contents of the memo are so explosive, says Journalist Sara Carter, that it could lead to the removal of senior officials in the FBI and the Department of Justice and the end of Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation.

Jan 19 10:13

Hungary Introduces "Stop Soros" Legislation To Fend Off Illegal Migrants By "Every Means Possible"

Hungarian lawmakers previewed a proposed legislation package aimed at stemming the flood of mass illegal migrants through "every means possible," including those who are aided by foreign funded NGOs such as the various organizations tied to billionaire George Soros.

The legislative package presented during a Wednesday cabinet meeting has been referred to as the "Stop Soros Act" by government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs, in reference to the 87-year-old US-Hungarian financier who has been in a long-standing fallout with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

Jan 19 10:13

Afrin knot: How the battle for a small Kurdish enclave could be the death knell for US-Turkey ties

This week, the countdown began for Afrin, a Kurdish-held enclave in the north of Syria which is feverously preparing for a major Turkish offensive. Over the past few days, international media have been reporting about Turkish troops, tanks and armored vehicles rolling towards the Syrian border.

The upcoming intervention in Afrin is said to be an extension of Turkey’s Euphrates Shield Operation, the declared goal of which was to target Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) and drive Kurdish forces out of their enclaves in northern Syria.

Jan 19 10:12

Astronauts may soon have no way to reach NASA's $100 billion space station

NASA has spent the better part of 20 years and $100 billion working on the International Space Station.

But in a couple of years, astronauts may have no way to get to and from the US space agency's football-field-size laboratory in the sky, according to testimonies from government officials on Wednesday.

The problem is a lack of available spaceships, both foreign and domestic.

NASA contracted Boeing and SpaceX to build a safer and more cost-effective replacement for its space shuttle, which was retired in July 2011. The original contracts called for certification and regular flights with astronauts by the end of 2017, but that didn't happen.

To fill the gap while the companies developed their spaceships, NASA purchased seats aboard Russia's Soyuz spacecraft.

Delays by Boeing and SpaceX prompted the space agency to purchase more seats — at exorbitant prices — but it appears even that option will soon expire.

Jan 19 10:09

Hillary Clinton confidant was interviewed by FBI in connection to the salacious dossier

A close friend, advisor and confidant of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was allegedly interviewed by the FBI in connection with the controversial dossier that was used ‘in part’ as evidence by the bureau to obtain a warrant to investigate members of President Trump’s campaign team, according to several sources who spoke to this reporter.

Sidney Blumenthal, a former journalist and a close friend of Clinton, was interviewed by the FBI in 2016 regarding the dossier that alleged Trump colluded with Russia, the sources stated. Department of Justice officials, however, declined to comment on Blumenthal or the dossier.

FBI officials declined to comment.

Jan 19 10:08

USA Gymnastics abandons Karolyi Ranch amid sex-abuse scandal

Scandal-rocked USA Gymnastics announced Thursday it will no longer train gymnasts at the famed Karolyi Ranch in Texas, where powerhouse Olympic teams were built and where some athletes say they were molested by the team doctor, Larry Nassar.
The move comes a few days after Simone Biles, the star of the 2016 games, revealed that she was abused by Nassar and said she could not bear the thought of training again at the facility near Huntsville."It breaks my heart even more to think that as I work toward my dream of competing in Tokyo 2020, I will have to continually return to the same training facility where I was abused," Biles wrote on her social media accounts.

Jan 19 10:05

Researchers take step towards a better flu vaccine

Researchers think they’ve taken a solid step towards making a better flu vaccine by fiddling around with the genetics of influenza viruses.
Current flu vaccines are not very good, experts agree.

Jan 19 10:01

#MeToo frenzy deprives men of ‘indispensable freedom’ to hit on women – Catherine Deneuve

A hundred prominent French women, including actress Catherine Deneuve, have denounced the #MeToo campaign, saying it patronizes women and summarily punishes men for minor misdeeds, which only plays into the hands of “puritans.”

In an open letter published in the newspaper Le Monde, the women acknowledged that while the campaign helped expose many cases of “sexual violence that women are subject to, particularly in their professional lives,” it had now gone too far.

“Men have been punished summarily, forced out of their jobs when all they did was touch someone’s knee or try to steal a kiss,” reads the letter. “Instead of helping women this frenzy to send these ‘pigs’ to the abattoir actually helps the enemies of sexual liberty – religious extremists and the worst sort of reactionaries.”

Jan 19 10:01

Tillerson says U.S. has no intention to build border force in Syria

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday denied that the United States had any intention to build a Syria-Turkey border force, saying the issue, which has incensed Ankara, had been “misportrayed.”

Jan 19 10:00

Sales of Trump properties suggestive of money-laundering: researcher

Testimony to the U.S. Congress by the head of a political research firm indicates that the Trump Organization’s sales of properties to Russian nationals may have involved money-laundering, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said on Thursday.

The panel released the transcript of a Nov. 14 closed-door interview with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson, whose firm hired a former British spy to research then-presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign ties to Russians and produced a dossier.

“Those transcripts reveal serious allegations that the Trump Organization may have engaged in money laundering with Russian nationals,” Representative Adam Schiff said.

Jan 19 10:00

4th rape trial collapses as Oxford student cleared of charges before trial

A two-year rape case against an Oxford University student has been dropped just days before his trial, after a “new set of eyes” re-examined the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) case against him.
Oliver Mears, 19, from Horley, Surrey, was on track to become a successful scientist before being arrested on suspicion of raping and indecently assaulting a woman at a party in July 2015.

His trial had been set down to start on Monday, but the CPS asked the judge to record a not guilty verdict after the evidence was reviewed, the Times reports. After Mears spent two years in limbo, the prosecution said it would not be submitting any evidence.

“This has been hanging over Oliver for two years and he has been under enormous stress for 10 percent of his life. It was a very poor and slow investigation by the police and there has been very late disclosure,” a source, who asked not to be identified, told the newspaper.

Jan 19 09:59

Masha Gessen: 'Russians didn't elect Donald Trump - Americans did' - Viewsnight

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