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State Department looking at redirecting Central American aid to Guaido

State Department looking at redirecting Central American aid to Guaido

A State Department spokesperson confirmed to CNN Wednesday that the State Department is looking to redirect some funding originally designated for the Northern Triangle — Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador — to embattled Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido. “Working with Congress, we are exploring reprogramming some of the funding towards promoting democracy in Venezuela, including…MORE

US preparing to send hundreds of troops to Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensions

US preparing to send hundreds of troops to Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensions

The Trump administration is reinforcing its controversial military relationship with Saudi Arabia by preparing to send hundreds of troops to the country amid increasing tensions with Iran. Five-hundred troops are expected to go to the Prince Sultan Air Base, located in a desert area east of the Saudi capital of Riyadh, according to US two…MORE

Why Trump so badly wants 2020 to be all about socialism

Why Trump so badly wants 2020 to be all about socialism

Master brander Donald Trump — and his fellow Republican elected leaders — have clearly made a decision that the best chance for him (and them) to win in 2020 is to call Democrats “socialists” at every turn. “The Dems were trying to distance themselves from the four ‘progressives,’ but now they are forced to embrace…MORE

The ‘Circle of Life’ brings singer Lebo M back to ‘The Lion King’

The ‘Circle of Life’ brings singer Lebo M back to ‘The Lion King’

Even if you don’t know singer Lebo M by name, you’ve likely known his voice for the last quarter-century. The South African vocalist’s inimitable Zulu cry serves as the starting point for “Circle of Life,” the now-iconic Elton John-Tim Rice song at the beginning of Disney’s 1994 animated film “The Lion King.” And now, with…MORE

Ground bison meat recalled after 21 people get sick in E. coli outbreak

Ground bison meat recalled after 21 people get sick in E. coli outbreak

A Canadian exotic meat company is recalling ground bison after 21 people in seven states were infected with strains of E. coli, US federal agencies announced Wednesday. Northfork Bison Distributions Inc. of Saint-Leonard, Quebec, on Tuesday recalled the meat that was sold in the eastern and central United States. According to the Centers for Disease…MORE

House lawmakers unite to kill Obamacare provision

House lawmakers unite to kill Obamacare provision

There’s not much about Obamacare that Democrats and Republicans agree on. But getting rid of the Cadillac tax is one of the rare points of unity. House lawmakers came together Wednesday to repeal the provision that levies a tax on high-cost health insurance plans by a vote of 419 to 6. The bill has more…MORE

Former Louisiana State University student convicted in fraternity hazing death

Former Louisiana State University student convicted in fraternity hazing death

A former Louisiana State University student was found guilty of negligent homicide Wednesday in the fraternity hazing death of 18-year-old pledge Maxwell Gruver, the East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office said. Matthew Naquin faces up to five years in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for October 16. Gruver was pronounced dead on September 14, 2017,…MORE

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