Category Archives: Middle East

Trump adds five conservatives to list of possible Supreme Court picks

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Trump adds five conservatives to list of possible Supreme Court picks

By James Oliphant and Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a move certain to please conservatives, President Donald Trump on Friday added five names to his list of candidates for a prospective U.S. Supreme Court vacancy as he presses ahead with a campaign to move the federal judiciary to the right. Two of them are appellate judges who were nominated by Trump earlier this year and confirmed by the Senate: Amy Coney Barrett and Kevin Newsom.

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Ohio judge uses groping scandal to brag about having sex with 50 women and 'love in the hayloft'

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An Ohio Supreme Court justice has been denounced for responding to sexual misconduct allegations against Sen Al Franken by bragging of his prolific sexual exploits. Mr Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, apologised this week after broadcaster Leeann Tweeden accused him of groping and kissing her non-consensually during a 2006 tour, when Mr Franken was a comedian and had not yet been elected. Elected officials, including Democrats, swiftly denounced Mr Franken.

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Trump drinking water turned into a Photoshop battle real quick

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How else are we meant to react to political discourse if not with jovial image editing? SEE ALSO: Patrick Stewart happily picking apples is ripe for a Photoshop battle Upon his return from Asia, President Donald Trump gave a speech summing up his accomplishments on the trip. During this speech he took a swig from a bottle of water. Let battle commence…Image: JIM LO SCALZO/EPA-EFE/REX/ShutterstockAnd so the internet descended, with a Photoshop battle on Reddit. Without further ado, here are some of the artistic highlights. Time for a blistering presidential pan-pipe soloImage: JIM LO SCALZO/EPA-EFE/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK/Imgur You don’t even …read more

J.B. Hunt orders Tesla's electric truck, others wait and see

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J.B. Hunt orders Tesla's electric truck, others wait and see

Neither company responded to calls seeking to clarify exactly how many of the vehicles Hunt was reserving after Tesla unveiled the Semi on Thursday without specifying prices. Hunt’s statement followed a rejection of the new vehicles on Thursday by Old Dominion Freight Line Inc, the United States’ fourth-largest less-than-truckload carrier and other carriers were also more cautious. “Carriers have been skeptical about the heavy-duty tractor applicability to their models, given questions regarding torque, total hauling capacity, and recharging infrastructure,” said Benjamin Hartford, a sector analyst with brokerage Baird.

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Germany, France disagree with Russia on how to deploy peacekeepers in Ukraine: Gabriel

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Germany, France disagree with Russia on how to deploy peacekeepers in Ukraine: Gabriel

There is a substantial difference between how Germany and France envisage the possible deployment of U.N. peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine and Russia’s position, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel told journalists on Friday. Both Kiev and Moscow have proposed U.N. peacekeepers be deployed to help resolve Ukraine’s pro-Russian separatist conflict but the sides disagree on whether the troops should be positioned on the rebel-controlled part of the Ukraine-Russia border.

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Top Massachusetts Police Officials Retire After Trooper Sues Over Altered Arrest Report

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The two top Massachusetts State Police officials abruptly retired just days after a trooper filed a lawsuit claiming he was disciplined for not initially editing an arrest report on a judge’s daughter. Col. Richard McKeon, who headed the force, and Deputy Superintendent Francis Hughes, the second-in-command, both left the police force on Tuesday. McKeon’s retirement came three days earlier than he had originally planned, The Boston Herald reported. He had announced his retirement last week as furor mounted over the arrest report and a lawsuit was filed by state trooper Ryan Sceviour.

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