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The more than two dozen CEOs who were initially appointed to the council were tapped by Trump shortly after January inauguration with the stated goal of making recommendations to grow the manufacturing sector. They did so in direct response to Trump's reaction to a violent demonstration by white supremacists in Charlottesville , Va., on August 12. Keep in mind that Trump handpicked his CEO councils - and praised them lavishly.
  • 'Free Speech' Group Obtains Permit For Boston Rally

    'Free Speech' Group Obtains Permit For Boston Rally

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    Counterprotesters are expected to gather at 10 a.m.at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury. Palpably evil acts, such as occurred in Charlottesville, invite the challenging question about what is and is not tolerable or morally acceptable in speech and accompanying deeds.
  • Solar eclipse glasses are sold-out - now what?

    Solar eclipse glasses are sold-out - now what?

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    This is the first total solar eclipse visible from the continental United States since 1979. Because it's just a partial eclipse for us, the shape of the sun gradually changes over the course of 2 hours and 46 minutes. Hint: If the shoe box has a cut-out in the lid, cut the 1 " x1" hole at the other end of the box. You can view this rare astronomical phenomenon Monday, but it's vital to protect your eyes .
  • Sixth Australian MP Fiona Nash in eligibility trouble

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    Over the next few days, the Government sought urgent legal advice from the Commonwealth Solicitor-General and British citizenship lawyers, the final piece of which was only received on Thursday afternoon. Many more MPs could be "entitled" to dual citizenship, even if they have not actually acquired foreign citizenship. Under section 44 of the constitution, a person holding citizenship of a country other than Australia is disqualified from parliament, and Nash just this week learned that she ...
  • Sierra Leone: ECOWAS donates $400000 to mudslide victims

    Sierra Leone: ECOWAS donates $400000 to mudslide victims

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    Some 600 people are still thought to be missing while more than 400 people are known to have died. The disaster began Sunday night, following three days of torrential rain. "The worldwide community must follow our lead and step up to the plate", said Britain's global Development Secretary Priti Patel. "Britain was at the forefront in tackling that deadly disease and we remain shoulder to shoulder with Sierra Leone today after these devastating events".
  • Three organizations pull events from Trump's Mar-a-Lago

    Three organizations pull events from Trump's Mar-a-Lago

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    Referring to the decision to pull out its fundraising gala from the club, the organization cited its "values and commitment to diversity" in a statement , according to several reports . The Cleveland Clinic, one of the nation's leading medical centers, also decided against holding its winter event in the club. First, top business leaders abandoned President Trump.
  • Erdogan Calls on Turks in Germany to Vote Against Turkey's Foes

    Erdogan Calls on Turks in Germany to Vote Against Turkey's Foes

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    He jailed or sacked thousands of people in revenge. Erdogan, an authoritarian leader whose roots are in political Islam, has accused Germany of anti-Turkish and anti-Muslim sentiment. Opinion polls suggest the CDU has a strong lead over the SPD. In a new row set to further escalate an already intensifying crisis, Gabriel immediately slammed Erdogan's comments as an "unprecedented act of interference" in the sovereignty of Germany.
  • Erdogan Urges German Turks To Vote Against 'Enemies,' Including Angela Merkel

    Erdogan Urges German Turks To Vote Against 'Enemies,' Including Angela Merkel

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    Germany's Christian Democrats, Greens and Social Democratic Party "are all enemies of Turkey", Erdogan said in televised remarks on Friday he directed at about 1 million German voters of Turkish origin. Ankara meanwhile has accused Berlin of meddling in its internal affairs and seeking to torpedo its longstanding bid to join the EU. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet at the presidential palace during the first visit since July's failed ...
  • Nationwide Effort Against Drunk Motorcycle Driving Starts This Week

    Nationwide Effort Against Drunk Motorcycle Driving Starts This Week

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    Beginning August 18 and continuing through September 4, state and local law enforcement officers will be aggressively targeting their patrols in search of drunk drivers. "Drunk driving is not acceptable behavior", said Idaho Highway Safety Manager, John Tomlinson. How will you get there? Designate a sober driver, or use a ride service.
  • Unemployment held at 4.3% in July, matching national rate

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    July's prelimiary rate of 3.7 percent extends to 22 consecutive months where the jobless rate has been below 4 percent. "Several industry sectors have seen positive growth trends over the past few years". Albin said in a news release. Nebraska's unemployment rate dropped to 2.8% overall, the lowest statewide figure since 2000. June's unemployment rate was 5 percent.
  • White House elevates status of US Cyber Command

    White House elevates status of US Cyber Command

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    The newly revamped Cyber Command will "help streamline command and control of time-sensitive cyberspace operations by consolidating them under a single commander with authorities commensurate with the importance of such operations", said the president's statement released on Friday.
  • Trump warns North Korea against attacking Guam

    Trump warns North Korea against attacking Guam

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    Chinese President Xi Jinping made a plea for cool-headedness over escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea in a phone conversation with U.S. and China were working to resolve the North Korea crisis, and it hoped the two leaders' phone call "will be able to resolve the peak of tension and act as a catalyst for the situation to move on to a new dimension".