Monthly archives: September, 2017

Trump’s most popular Cabinet secretary is Obama holdover

VA Secretary David Shulkin has proved to be something unique in President Donald Trump’s Washington: an Obama appointee nominated by Trump who is beloved by almost everyone and getting stuff done. By tweaking regulations, he has managed to fire hundreds of allegedly incompetent employees, publicized waiting times at Veterans Affairs clinics, gotten money to expand …

NFL kneeling-player debate draws both sides under trending #takeaknee hashtag

President Donald Trump‘s lashing out at NFL players who kneel in protest during the national anthem and the resulting backlash is playing out in part on social media, including under a Twitter hashtag trending Sunday morning, #takeaknee and also another variation, #taketheknee. The hashtag drew sharp responses from people both opposed and supportive of players …

As Catalan independence vote nears, Europe supports keeping Spain intact – The Denver Post

By Pamela Rolfe and James Mcauley, The Washington Post MADRID – A week before a highly contentious Catalonia independence referendum, the Catalan president continued to defy warnings from Spain’s national government to call off the October 1 “self rule” vote. “It will proceed because we had foreseen a contingency plan to guarantee it, but moreover …

African wildlife protectors get a hand in detective training in Commerce City – The Denver Post

By Sam Brasch, Colorado Public Radio DENVER — Saving African wild cats, elephants and other species from extinction takes serious police work. That’s why some of the continent’s conservation officers came to Commerce City, Colorado. They came to train with their U.S. counterparts at a sort of mausoleum for animals lost to poachers and wildlife …

Rohingya Debate: We’re Losing Our Culture and Land to Immigrants, Says Himanta Biswa Sarma

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U.N. General Assembly live updates: Iran unveils new missile and vows to defend itself

Taiwan has its own military, currency and immigration controls. Despite these hallmarks of nationhood, the island of 23 million people cannot join the United Nations or observe the events of U.N. organizations. After more than 10 years of trying, Taiwan has run out of applications to get inside the United Nations itself, the U.N.-backed World …