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  • Author says 'you can't underestimate the dangers' of Ivanka Trump, Kushner – CNN March 20, 2019
    Washington (CNN)The author of a new book focused on the President's daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner's influence in the Trump administration warns of the danger she believes the two White House advisers present. "I think that you can't underestimate the dangers of these two," Vicky Ward, the author of "Kushner, Inc.," told CNN's…
  • Ari Fleischer is wrong: Bush did lie, and people did die – Vox.com March 20, 2019
    Ari Fleischer is a liar. He lies about stuff big and small. And as President George W. Bush’s press secretary during the run-up to the Iraq War, he participated in a large effort to exaggerate and misrepresent what the intelligence community believed about weapons of mass destruction and Iraq’s (negligible) links to al-Qaeda. But Fleischer…
  • In Wake Of Mass Shooting, New Zealand's Ardern Calls For Global Fight Against Racism – NPR March 20, 2019
    New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visited Cashmere High School in Christchurch, which lost two current students to the shootings at two mosques last Friday that killed 50 people. Vincent Thian/AP hide caption toggle caption Vincent Thian/AP New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visited Cashmere High School in Christchurch, which lost two current students to…
  • Former Bosnian Serb Leader Karadžić Loses Appeal On Genocide Conviction – NPR March 20, 2019
    Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić enters the court room of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in The Hague, Netherlands, on Wednesday. Peter Dejong/AP hide caption toggle caption Peter Dejong/AP Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić enters the court room of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in The Hague, Netherlands, on…
  • Afghans Find Happiness Despite Living In World's Third Least Happy Country : Goats and Soda – NPR March 20, 2019
    Afghan couples in Kabul out for a stroll on Valentine's Day this year. Wakil Kohsar/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Wakil Kohsar/Getty Images Afghan couples in Kabul out for a stroll on Valentine's Day this year. Wakil Kohsar/Getty Images "Khosh amadee!" Omaid Sharifi, co-founder of ArtLords, an art collective, says as he invites us into…
  • Trending: Love Your Hotel Room? Take a Piece of It Home March 20, 2019
    Travel|Love Your Hotel Room? Take a Piece of It HomeTrendingYour hotel experience is typically defined by time spent away. But increasingly, hotels and vacation rentals are eager to insert themselves into your regular routine back home.ImageA guestroom at Shinola Hotel, a boutique hotel where items from the throw blanket to the bedside clock are for…
  • International Real Estate: House Hunting in … St. Lucia March 20, 2019
    International real estateBad weather and shaky economies in other parts of the world have conspired to hold down prices and demand on this island nation. A Quiet Perch Where the Atlantic and the Caribbean Meet$2.75 MILLION (7.4 MILLION EAST CARIBBEAN DOLLARS)This four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom villa is in the gated Allamanda community in Cap Estate, an upscale…
  • Martinique: A Slice of France, Tropical Forests and,Yes, Beaches Too March 20, 2019
    It’s hardly the standard Caribbean destination for travelers from the United States. And it offers few all-inclusive resort options. But that is part of this French-speaking island’s appeal.ImageChildren play in the sand of the Grand Anse d’Arlet beach in Martinique. The rugged island is a formal part of France.CreditCreditFrederic Rejaudry for The New York TimesThe…
  • In Greece, an Economic Revival Fueled by ‘Golden Visas’ and Tourism March 20, 2019
    ImageThe Athens neighborhood of Exarchia, where international investors have bought apartments to convert into short-term rental properties, which some Greeks say is putting pressure on the residential rental market.CreditCreditEirini Vourloumis for The New York TimesATHENS — Less than a year after Greece emerged from a multibillion-euro international bailout, Athens is witnessing an investor boom. Hip…
  • Trending: Love Your Hotel Room? Take a Piece of It Home March 20, 2019
    Travel|Love Your Hotel Room? Take a Piece of It HomeTrendingYour hotel experience is typically defined by time spent away. But increasingly, hotels and vacation rentals are eager to insert themselves into your regular routine back home.ImageA guestroom at Shinola Hotel, a boutique hotel where items from the throw blanket to the bedside clock are for…
  • International Real Estate: House Hunting in … St. Lucia March 20, 2019
    International real estateBad weather and shaky economies in other parts of the world have conspired to hold down prices and demand on this island nation. A Quiet Perch Where the Atlantic and the Caribbean Meet$2.75 MILLION (7.4 MILLION EAST CARIBBEAN DOLLARS)This four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom villa is in the gated Allamanda community in Cap Estate, an upscale…
  • Martinique: A Slice of France, Tropical Forests and,Yes, Beaches Too March 20, 2019
    It’s hardly the standard Caribbean destination for travelers from the United States. And it offers few all-inclusive resort options. But that is part of this French-speaking island’s appeal.ImageChildren play in the sand of the Grand Anse d’Arlet beach in Martinique. The rugged island is a formal part of France.CreditCreditFrederic Rejaudry for The New York TimesThe…
  • In Greece, an Economic Revival Fueled by ‘Golden Visas’ and Tourism March 20, 2019
    ImageThe Athens neighborhood of Exarchia, where international investors have bought apartments to convert into short-term rental properties, which some Greeks say is putting pressure on the residential rental market.CreditCreditEirini Vourloumis for The New York TimesATHENS — Less than a year after Greece emerged from a multibillion-euro international bailout, Athens is witnessing an investor boom. Hip…
  • The remains of a World War II aircraft carrier, unseen for 75 years, have been found – CNN March 20, 2019
    (CNN)Nearly 14,000 feet below the surface of the South Pacific, a remote-controlled research craft has glimpsed the hull of an aircraft carrier, the USS Wasp, that hadn't been seen since 1942.Word of the sighting comes a month after the Research Vessel Petrel, funded by the late Microsoft founder Paul Allen, discovered another World War II-era…
  • 'Major humanitarian emergency' after cyclone batters SE Africa – Aljazeera.com March 20, 2019
    Cyclone winds and floods that swept across southeastern Africa have affected more than 2.6 million people and could rank as one of the worst weather-related disasters recorded in the southern hemisphere. Rescue crews were still struggling to reach victims on Wednesday, six days after Cyclone Idai raced in at speeds of up to 170 kph…
  • Trump suggests admitting Brazil to NATO alliance | TheHill – The Hill March 20, 2019
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpDem lawmaker says Electoral College was 'conceived' as way to perpetuate slavery Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals to visit White House on Monday Transportation Dept requests formal audit of Boeing 737 Max certification MORE said Tuesday he plans to designate Brazil as a major non-NATO ally and raised the possibility that the…
  • Unicorn-Costumed Robbery Suspect Has Been Unmasked By Police March 20, 2019
    BALDWIN, Md. (AP) — The robbery suspect wore a unicorn costume, and police in Maryland say he has been unmasked. News outlets report that Baltimore County police say 28-year-old Jacob William Rogge donned a pink-and-white unicorn costume and smashed a convenience store register with a crowbar Saturday. Police say 27-year-old Joseph Philip Svezzese drove Rogge,…
  • Brexit: Theresa May to formally ask for delay – BBC News March 20, 2019
    Image copyright Reuters Prime Minister Theresa May is writing to the EU to formally ask for Brexit to be postponed.One ministerial source told the BBC the longer delay could be up to two years, amid reports of a cabinet row, but No 10 said no decision had been made.EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said the…
  • Deroy Murdock: Nunes vs. Twitter — This is one lawsuit where we need to just say 'no!' March 20, 2019
    I admire Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., for his previous chairmanship of the House Intelligence Committee and his leadership in exposing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s baseless, biased Russiagate probe. However, Nunes should go back and read his Constitution.Nunes is suing Twitter for $250 million. He claims that the San Francisco-based technology giant violated his First Amendment…
  • Schiff will focus on whether Trump is under influence of foreign power – NBC News March 20, 2019
    Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.March 19, 2019, 6:22 PM GMTBy Ken DilanianWASHINGTON — Nearly two years into his investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller has not accused any member of the Trump campaign of conspiring with the 2016 election interference effort — and…