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  • The Booming Texas Port at the Center of U.S. Oil Exports

    06/27/2017 12:00:37 PM PDT · by Oatka
    Bloomberg via gCaptain ^ | June 26, 2017 | Sheela Tobben and Laura Blewitt
    [bloomberg] The Anne docked at Occidental Petroleum Corp.’s terminal to determine if some of the world’s biggest carriers could start ferrying oil from Texas to foreign buyers. The shipping upgrade is necessary after a surge in production from U.S. shale fields like the Permian Basin led to more oil than Gulf Coast refiners could handle. And Corpus Christi is vying to become America’s main export hub.
  • [YouTube] Bernie Sanders Refuses To Answer Questions 'FBI Investigation for Bank Fraud'

    06/27/2017 11:45:50 AM PDT · by johnk · 5 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 6/26/17 | Kara Rowland
    Published on Jun 26, 2017 Feeling The Burn?😂 Bernie Sanders Refuses To Answer Questions Regarding 'FBI Investigation for Bank Fraud'
  • Women’s college offers program to help students cope with disappointment

    06/27/2017 11:45:28 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 11 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 6.26.17 | Jennifer Kabbani
    Smith College, a top-ranked liberal arts school for women, is teaching them that life comes with disappointment, rejection, stumbling blocks — and it’s OK to experience such hurdles and learn from them.
  • 'Knife wands' to be handed to every school in London

    06/27/2017 11:34:52 AM PDT · by Semper911 · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27 JUNE 2017
    London Mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a major crackdown on the "scourge" after three fatal stabbings were reported in the capital within hours of each other. New measures will see schools given metal detecting "knife wands" and a new community sentence for those convicted of knife possession.
  • Yellen: Banks 'very much stronger'; another financial crisis not likely 'in our lifetime'

    06/27/2017 11:22:33 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 34 replies
    CNBC ^ | 6/27/17 | Jeff Cox
    Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that banks are "very much stronger" and another financial crisis is unlikely anytime soon. Speaking during an exchange in London with British Academy President Lord Nicholas Stern, the central bank chief said the Fed has learned lessons from the financial crisis and has brought stability to the banking system. Banks last week passed the first round of the Fed's stress tests to see how they would perform under adverse conditions like a 10 percent unemployment rate and turbulence in commercial real estate and corporate debt. "I think the public can see the capital positions...
  • AP sources: US to say China among worst on human trafficking

    06/27/2017 11:07:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    New Jersey Herald ^ | Jun. 26, 2017 | JOSH LEDERMAN and MATTHEW LEE
    AP sources: US to say China among worst on human trafficking By JOSH LEDERMAN and MATTHEW LEE Posted: Jun. 26, 2017 8:00 am Updated: Jun. 26, 2017 6:12 pm WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to declare China among the world's worst offenders on human trafficking, U.S. officials said Monday, putting the world's most populous country in the same category as North Korea, Zimbabwe and Syria,
  • #RESIST hits Broadway: ‘1984’ remake leaves audience fainting, fighting, and vomiting

    06/27/2017 11:06:56 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 21 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 6.26.17 | Siraj Hashmi
    Following the election and inauguration of Donald Trump, sales of George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel “1984” skyrocketed to number one on the Amazon bestseller list. The book’s publisher, Penguin, even ordered 75,000 reprints of the book. It was only a matter of time before the Trump bump for Orwell’s book would turn into a Broadway production. However, due to its graphic portrayal of grotesque torture scenes, it’s caused audience members to faint, vomit, and even get into fistfights. In a similar fashion to the novel, the play, starring Tom Sturridge as Winston Smith and Olivia Wilde as Julia (his illegal...
  • Charlie Gard parents lose European court appeal (Death sentence again)

    06/27/2017 11:05:14 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/27/2017 | BBC
    Judges at the European Court of Human Rights have rejected a plea from the parents of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard.... Chris Gard and Connie Yates lost their final legal bid to take their son to the US for treatment....... His parents had previously seen a Supreme Court challenge to continue Charlie's life support fail. European court judges have now concluded it was most likely Charlie was 'being exposed to continued pain, suffering and distress" and undergoing experimental treatment with "no prospects of success--would offer no benefit." They said the application presented by the parents was "inadmissible" and said the court's...
  • Senate GOP leaders abruptly delay vote on health care bill until after 7/4 recess [tr]

    06/27/2017 11:04:19 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 28 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 27 June 2017 | AP
    <p>Sources tell the Associated Press that Senate Republican leaders have abruptly delayed the vote on their health care bill until after the July 4th recess.</p> <p>That's the word Tuesday as the GOP faced five defections from its ranks just hours after the Congressional Budget Office said the bill would force 22 million off insurance rolls.</p>
  • Google, Facebook Earn Roughly Half Of All Global Ad Dollars

    06/27/2017 11:02:33 AM PDT · by Thalean · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 27, 2017 | Eric Lieberman
    Google and Facebook combined earn roughly 50 percent of all global advertisement revenue, according to Axios. The two tech giants dwarf all other corporations in the industry with Google and Facebook respectively making $80.8 billion and $36.3 billion in 2017. Besides three other tech conglomerates based in China, the next 12 companies — which includes Amazon, Microsoft, Verizon, Pandora, Twitter, Snapchat, and Yelp — bring in roughly half of what Google collects in ad revenue annually, reports Axios. Combined, the two tech companies account for 90 percent of the growth in new ad revenue. Their dominance over others in the...
  • BREAKING: McConnell to delay the vote on health care bill until after July 4 recess

    06/27/2017 10:58:35 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 29 replies ^ | 6/27/17 | Manu Raju, Phil Mattingly and Ashley Killough
    (CNN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will delay the vote on the Republican leadership's health care bill until after the July 4 recess, two sources told CNN. McConnell told GOP senators that he wants to make changes to the bill, get a new Congressional Budget Office score and have a vote after the holiday. A White House official and a GOP aide on the Hill told CNN that White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and Vice President Mike Pence invited all Republican senators to White House on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Army's Redstone Arsenal on lockdown for 'possible active shooter'

    06/27/2017 10:51:50 AM PDT · by Innovative · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | June 27, 2017 | Tina Burnside, Jason Hanna and Dave Alsup,
    The US Army's Redstone Arsenal post in Huntsville, Alabama, is on lockdown because of a "possible active shooter," the facility's Twitter account said Tuesday. There were reports of a shooter at Building 5301 -- the Aviation and Missile Command building -- at the post's Sparkman Center, Army spokeswoman Kim Hanson said.
  • REVEALED: Father took his five-year-old son to Disneyland and then 'murdered him to get back at his

    06/27/2017 10:32:02 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 19 replies ^ | 6/27/17 | Kiri Blakeley/ ap
    Full Title............................REVEALED: Father took his five-year-old son to Disneyland and then 'murdered him to get back at his estranged wife for divorce'................................ Police said on Monday that Aramazd Andressian Sr., 35, of Los Angeles, killed his son after the pair went to Disneyland Cops found Andressian passed out in his car from prescription drugs in a South Pasadena on April 22 The boy could not be found and cops said the father gave inconsistent answers as to his whereabouts On Friday, he was arrested in Las Vegas as police believed he was getting ready to flee the country Police say...
  • Shaun King Slams Christians Over Immigration Ban, Calls For Ban on White Men

    06/27/2017 10:28:11 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 35 replies ^ | 6/26/17 | Amber Randall
    The New York Daily News’ senior justice writer Shaun King blasted Christians Monday for perpetrating white supremacy for their support of President Donald Trump’s immigration halt. King put out a series of tweets accusing Christians who supported the halt of “fake faith” after the Supreme Court allowed Trump’s immigration ban to go into effect. Shame on every “Christian” among us supporting a ban on immigrants and refugees. Your faith is as fake as a $3 bill. — Shaun King (@ShaunKing) June 26, 2017
  • Crowley Compares Pelosi to ‘Caesar’

    06/27/2017 10:25:34 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies ^ | 6/26/17 | Madeleine Weast
    Democratic Rep. Joseph Crowley (N.Y.) seemed to compare House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) to Roman dictator Julius Caesar on Sunday in a radio interview. "If we were living during the Roman Empire, she would be a centurion's centurion. In fact, I think she'd be Caesar," Crowley told radio host John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York. "She's a tough cookie and she's a great strategist as well," Crowley said. Crowley, the House Democratic Caucus chairman, made his statement when Catsimatidis asked him about
  • Polling Shows Nancy Pelosi ‘Toxic’ In Districts Democrats Hoping To Flip

    06/27/2017 10:13:11 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 25 replies ^ | June 27, 2017
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) is overwhelmingly unpopular in many of the districts that Democrats are hoping to flip in 2018, according to internal polling data released by a top Republican super PAC. The newly released data from the Congressional Leadership Fund justifies its strategy for special elections in both Montana and Georgia, where the Democratic candidates were bombarded with ads tying them to Pelosi. In Montana, where Rob Quist was called "Pelosi in a cowboy hat," the minority leader had a 59 percent unfavorable rating, and in Georgia, where Jon Ossoff was labeled "San Francisco's congressman," she...
  • Merck is the target of a massive hack [wanna cry]

    06/27/2017 10:10:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 6-26-17 | Chris Mondics
    Merck & Co. the global pharmaceutical firm with extensive operations in the Philadelphia area, said this morning its computer networks had been the target of a massive hack.
  • 2 dead, 3rd shot in head after dominoes game in Las Vegas

    06/27/2017 10:02:21 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 46 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 6/26/2017 | Max Michor
    Another man, who is in his 30s, was shot in the head and taken to University Medical Center’s trauma unit, and police on Monday said he was “expected to survive.” He was the first person police made contact with, and he told officers to help the others inside. Two men in their 20s died Sunday night after an argument broke out over a game of dominoes at a northeast Las Vegas home, Las Vegas police said. Officers responded about 7:20 p.m. to a shooting call at the home on the 4400 block of Wendy Lane, near East Craig and North...
  • Germany set to legalize gay marriage as early as this week

    06/27/2017 9:59:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies ^ | 27 June 2017 09:02 CEST+02:00 | AFP/DPA/The Local
    The Bundestag (German parliament) could hold a vote on legalizing gay marriage as early as Friday, after Chancellor Angela Merkel told her party members to vote on the issue according to their consciences.The Christian Democrats (CDU) are preparing for a vote on gay marriage on Friday, insiders told DPA on Tuesday. At a meeting of CDU parliamentarians on Tuesday, Merkel told MPs to vote with their conscience during the vote, meaning there will be no compulsion to follow the party line. In an open vote, a gay marriage bill is almost certain to pass through the Bundestag. Volker Kauder, leader...
  • Feds looking into Bernie Sanders, wife over real estate deal

    06/27/2017 9:51:29 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/26/2017 | Wilson Ring
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Federal investigators are looking into the finances behind a real estate deal for a now-defunct college put together by the wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, and she has hired a lawyer to look after her interests, a family spokesman confirmed on Monday. The investigation, first reported by the news website, is looking into allegations that Jane O'Meara Sanders made fraudulent claims and promises while seeking $10 million in financing for the real estate deal. The complaint against Jane Sanders was filed in early 2016 by attorney Brady Toensing, who served as the Vermont campaign...