WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama hinted at possible plans to close the Guantanamo Bay prison through executive action as he signed an updated national defense authorization bill on Wednesday. This is the sixth consecutive year that...Show More Summary
President Barack Obama signed the 2016 US defense budget bill into law, the White House said in a press release.
HIAS is circulating a letter to be signed by American rabbis, "call[ing] on our elected officials to exercise moral leadership for the protection of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program." The post HIAS National Rabbinic Letter in Support of Welcoming Refugees appeared first on Jewschool.
OBAMA SIGNS DEFENSE BILL DESPITE GITMO PROVISIONS: President Obama has quietly (and on the eve of Thanksgiving) signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which renews tight prohibitions against using any federal funds for the transfer of Gitmo detainees to the U.S. Obama has previously intimated that he would transfer Gitmo prisoners to the U.S. […]
Hong Kong fans held up signs reading “Hong Kong is not part of China” during the World Cup qualifier
While the focus of college football fans shifts toward playoff positioning, coaching staffs are also determined to finish this recruiting cycle strong. National signing day, looming large Feb. 3, is now just 10 weeks away. Intrigue abounds,...Show More Summary
The Angels signed catcher Geovany Soto, the 2008 National League rookie of the year with the Chicago Cubs, to a one-year, $2.8-million contract on Tuesday, giving them a veteran backup to young catcher Carlos Perez. Soto, 32, has a.246 career batting average with 101 home runs, 141 doubles and...
For 40 million international visitors passing through Miami International Airport each year and 11 million local commuters, "national parks" will soon become a household world. The brand new sign spanning the airport's Central Boulevard portraying a beautiful view of the Everglades bathed in sunset is sure to pique the curiosity of many. Show More Summary
Bar passage rates have plummeted in several big states, the National Law Journal reports, indicating America's law schools may be accepting less qualified students than they once did. In California, for example, passage rates for the...Show More Summary
The U.S. housing market has not lost momentum. The S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index showed an increase of 4.9 percent in September, up from a 4.6 percent increase in August. "Home prices and housing continue to show strength with home prices rising at more than double the rate of [...]
Revisiting his Up For Days tape, the XO affiliate—now newly signed to JAY Z’s label home Roc Nation—drops off visuals for the mixtape track, “No Option.” Listen to Up For Days here featuring guest appearances from The Weeknd, Travi$ Scott, French Montana, and Juelz Santana. Previously: Video: Belly ft. Travi$ Scott – White Girls
In the midst of its worst fire crisis in living memory, the Indonesian government is taking a leap backward on forest protection. The recently signed Council of Palm Oil Producing Nations between Indonesia and Malaysia, signed at the...Show More Summary
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested on Monday that the Republican National Committee is violating the loyalty pledge the two parties signed in September.
During the first GOP debate, Donald Trump refused to pledge his support to whoever became the party’s nominee. His refusal upset the Republican National Committee and voters who worried that a third-party Trump might split the Republican votes, effectively giving the Democrats control of the White House. Show More Summary
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson looks like he may be losing some steam in a slew of recent national and state polls that have shown clear warning signs for his candidacy. A Fox News poll of Republican voters released on Sunday found Carson tumbling 6 points, dropping back down to 18% support. Show More Summary
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The new United Nations envoy to Libya on Sunday urged warring factions to sign up to a previously negotiated agreement for a unity government, saying there could be consultations but no changes to the draft.
The 10-member forum seeks freer movement of trade and capital in region and create the world's seventh largest economy.
Former WBA and WBO super bantamweight world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (16-0, 10 KOs) made his return to the ring for the first time after signing with Roc Nation Sports with an uneventful ten win against Drian Francisco (28-4-1, 22 KOs). … Continue reading ? The post Rigondeaux: Next time I’ll be explosive. appeared first on Boxing News.
The Nationals continue to add low-risk veterans to the organization, bringing back infielder Scott Sizemore and bringing in outfielder Chris Heisey on a minor league deal. Both are invited to major league spring training.Read full article >>
Both pretty impressive! Joseph Gordon-Levitt definitely looks like he knew that “Rhythm Nation” dance LONG before he signed up to compete on this show… YouTube / Spike TV