Monthly Archives: June 2017

‘That is an absolute lie,’ Sanders says of Burlington College claims

Appearing Thursday night on MSNBC, the Vermont independent and former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination responded directly to allegations from a prominent Republican lawyer regarding the senator’s involvement in helping Jane O’Meara Sanders secure financing for the now-shuttered college. “That is an absolute lie,” Sanders told journalist Chris Hayes, host of the show “All In.” They spent the bulk

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Pope Francis’ pledge of ‘zero tolerance’ for sex abuse faces a test: A top Vatican official is charged – LA Times

The cardinal, who is a senior advisor to Francis, told reporters in Vatican City that the pontiff had granted him a leave of absence to contest the charges, which bring the globe-spanning abuse allegations directly to the gates of the Vatican. Although cases of priest-committed pedophilia and their wrenchingly long-lasting repercussions remain an open wound in dozens of dioceses across

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Feds confirm ISIS investigations underway in NC | Charlotte Observer

A domestic-terrorism expert told the Observer this week that the North Carolina probes are among some 1,000 active FBI investigations into ISIS-related threats encompassing all 50 states. One case involves a 29-year-old Waxhaw man accused of lying to the FBI when he denied he told someone he planned to fly to Syria to fight with ISIS while helping others get

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Swimming in a chlorinated pool can turn sun cream ‘toxic’ – increasing risk of cancer, scientists warn

Deadly combination of chlorinated water and UV rays can reduce a compound in sun-block into toxic chemicals linked to infertility, immune system damage and even cancer FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR  https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/3906262/swimming-in-a-chlorinated-pool-can-turn-sun-cream-toxic-increasing-risk-of-cancer-scientists-warn/

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U.S., Hardening Line on China, Approves $1 Billion Arms Sale to Taiwan – NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — The State Department approved on Thursday selling more than $1 billion in arms to Taiwan in yet another sign that the Trump administration is embracing a far more confrontational approach with China. Heather Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman, underscored that the military sales have no effect on the United States’ “One China” policy, which President Trump suggested in December may

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China builds new military facilities on South China Sea islands: think tank | Reuters

China has built new military facilities on islands in the South China Sea, a U.S. think tank reported on Thursday, a move that could raise tensions with Washington, which has accused Beijing of militarizing the vital waterway. The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI), part of Washington’s Center for Strategic and International Studies, said new satellite images show missile shelters and

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China’s Role in Hollywood Grows With Bison Takeover of Cinedigm – Bloomberg

China’s Role in Hollywood Grows With Bison Takeover of Cinedigm By  Anousha Sakoui June 29, 2017, 4:53 PM EDT Bison Capital, a Hong Kong-based investor in film and TV production, agreed to acquire a majority stake in Cinedigm Corp., which creates programs for Netflix Inc. and other online outlets Bison will buy 20 million newly issued shares of Cinedigm for

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