New swamp: Lobbyist tied to Perry seeks energy firm bailout

In this jan. 19, 2017, photo, Jeff Miller attends then Energy Secretary-designate Rick Perry’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump has talked frequently about ‘draining the swamp’ of inside dealers in Washington. But lobbyist Jeff Miller might be considered part of the…

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Trump has given us the ultimate Chinese import: American princelings

In China, princelings are privileged relatives of high-level government officials. Princelings benefit from nepotism and cronyism, using their family ties to conduct business and accumulate wealth. They also serve as conduits for currying favor with their official relations. Now President Trump has given us the ultimate Chinese import: American princelings. They are his sons Donald Trump Jr.…

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Student, teacher hospitalized after shooting at Indiana middle school; suspect in custody

Student, teacher hospitalized after shooting at Indiana middle school; suspect in custody A middle school boy allegedly opened fire at an Indiana school Friday morning, police said, leaving a teacher and another student injured –- the latest in a string of school shootings this year. The two victims were taken to local hospitals after the…

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Texas School Shooting: Father of Alleged Santa Fe Gunman Says His Son Was Bullied: ‘He’s a Victim’

Antonio Pagourtzis, father of Dimitrios Pagourtzis, says his son was “mistreated at school.” More The father of accused Santa Fe, Texas, high school shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis says his son was bullied prior to the killing spree that left 10 people dead. Antonios Pagourtzis told Greek television station Antenna TV he thinks his 17-year-old son was…

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ACLU Fighting To Release Gay Man In ICE Detention Since January

The American Civil Liberties Union is fighting to end the monthslong detention of an undocumented gay man by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Pennsylvania. On Tuesday, the ACLU of Pennsylvania filed a legal complaint in federal district court, asking the judge to order the release of Jose “Ivan” Nuñez, a Mexican man held by ICE since Jan.…

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Royal wedding latest news: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry delay honeymoon to go straight back to work

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the east terrace of Windsor Castle Credit: Alexi Lubomirski /PA More In another image Harry and Meghan are pictured with the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the bride’s mother Doria Ragland and the young bridesmaids and pageboys, including Prince…

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David Hogg Calls On Media To Stop Naming Santa Fe School Shooter

David Hogg, pictured at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., on March 24. (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters) More Gun control advocate David Hogg called on the press to stop using the name and image of the 17-year-old student who police say carried out the mass shooting at a Texas high school on Friday. “We…

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Facebook: World not enough for internet giant whose CEO Zuckerberg says journey only 1 per cent done

  Mark Zuckerberg has ambitions to connect vast numbers of people using drones Reuters “Our journey is only 1 per cent done,” said Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg after unveiling a set of numbers that had even Wall Street’s hardened analysts bowing down and crying “we’re not worthy”. Apparently it’s a saying around the stunningly successful…

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