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There's a video posted on the official White House YouTube page calling homosexuality the devil's wo

13 min ago - ‘It’s a demonic spirit that causes another woman to want to lie with another woman. It’s a demonic spirit that causes another man, a man, to be attracted to another man.’ That’s just a snippet of Bishop Jerry Wayne Taylor’s fiery, and anti-gay, serm ... (Marketwatch)

U.N. Experts Call for Inquiry into Hack of Bezos's Phone

1 hr ago - A WhatsApp account belonging to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appears to have been used to hack into the cellphone of Jeff Bezos in an effort to “influence, if not silence” reporting on the kingdom by The Washington Post, two United ... (New York Times)

Trump says Elon Musk is like Thomas Edison: 'He's one of our great geniuses'

2 hrs ago - President Donald Trump told CNBC on Wednesday that Elon Musk is one of the world’s “great geniuses,” he likened the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX to Thomas Edison. Musk is “one of our great geniuses, and we have to protect our genius,” Trump said in an in ... (CNBC)

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton for alleged 'Russian asset' smear

2 hrs ago - Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard sued former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday for allegedly defaming her by suggesting the Hawaii congresswoman is a “Russian asset.” “Clinton’s false assertions were made in a delib ... (CNBC)

Trump says he's open to witnesses as trial rules are set

2 hrs ago - By LISA MASCARO and ZEKE MILLER 21 minutes WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting for now De ... (AP)

D.C. attorney general sues Trump inaugural committee over $1 million booking at president's hotel

2 hrs ago - D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine sued President Trump’s inaugural committee and business Wednesday, alleging that the committee violated its nonprofit status by spending more than $1 million to book a ballroom at Trump’s D.C. hotel that its staff ... (Washington Post)

Trump minimizes severity of head injuries in Iran attacks

2 hrs ago - President Donald Trump on Wednesday minimized the severity of head injuries sustained by U.S. troops during the Iranian missile strikes on two Iraqi air bases as he was pressed on why he’d claimed no troops had been injured in the attacks. “I heard ... (AP)

Pentagon Racks Up $35 Trillion in Accounting Changes in One Year

3 hrs ago - The Pentagon made $35 trillion in accounting adjustments last year alone -- a total that's larger than the entire U.S. economy and underscores the Defense Department's continuing difficulty in balancing its books. The latest estimate is up from $30. ... (SFGate / San Francisco Chronicle)

Terry Jones dead: Monty Python legend dies aged 77

3 hrs ago - Monty Python star Terry Jones has died at the age of 77, his agent has said. The actor passed away on 21 January with his wife Anna by his side, his family confirmed. In 2016, Jones' representatives announced he was diagnosed with frontotemporal de ... (Evening Standard)

Poll: Voters still support Trump's removal, but backing has dipped

5 hrs ago - As the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump prepares to kick off in full force later Wednesday, a slim plurality of registered voters favor the president’s conviction and removal from office, though overall support has dipped, according t ... (Politico)

Top progressives, DCCC reach ceasefire over 'blacklist'

5 hrs ago - Top liberals have reached a détente with the House Democratic campaign arm in a dispute over a policy that inhibits primary challengers to incumbents — a move intended to unify Democrats in this year’s battle to protect their majority and defeat Pres ... (Politico)

S. Korean military decides to discharge transgender soldier

5 hrs ago - SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s first known transgender soldier pleaded to be allowed to continue serving after the military decided Wednesday to discharge her for undergoing gender reassignment surgery. It was the first time in South Korea ... (AP)

Alan Turing Degree, Medal And Memorabilia Recovered In Colorado

12 hrs ago - The British scientist Alan Turing's Princeton doctoral degree, OBE medal and other items of memorabilia have been recovered in Colorado, 35 years after they were taken from Sherborne School in Dorset. Turing, a great of British science, was persecute ... (The Guardian)

Michael Avenatti 'living in El Chapo cell'

13 hrs ago - Lawyer Michael Avenatti is being held in a Manhattan prison cell which once housed Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, his legal team claims. Mr Avenatti is charged with attempting to extort millions of dollars from Nike. He has p ... (BBC)

Derek Jeter, Larry Walker elected to baseball Hall of Fame

14 hrs ago - NEW YORK (AP) -- Derek Jeter came within one vote of being a unanimous pick for the Hall of Fame while Larry Walker also earned baseball's highest honor on Tuesday. The longtime New York Yankees captain appeared on 396 of 397 ballots cast by the Bas ... (MSN)

The Wuhan virus sweeping China has now killed 9 people and infected 440

14 hrs ago - The death toll from the deadly respiratory virus sweeping China jumped to nine on Wednesday, with 440 cases confirmed. The China Health Commission released updated figures on Wednesday morning local time for the coronavirus, the scientific name for ... (Business Insider)

Trump threatens Europe with fresh tariffs in Davos, deepening a rift with long-time U.S. allies

15 hrs ago - DAVOS, Switzerland — President Trump renewed his threat to put hefty tariffs on European cars Tuesday at the World Economic Forum, promising hardball tactics if trade negotiations did not go his way. Just days after Trump scored big wins with China ... (Washington Post)

Giuliani says he was 'misled' by Parnas

15 hrs ago - By John Bowden - 01/21/20 07:40 AM EST President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said Monday evening that he had been "misled" by Lev Parnas, a close associate who has accused him of conducting an effort to dig up dirt on forme ... (the hill)

Documents: Extremist group wanted Virginia gun rights rally to start a 'civil war'

17 hrs ago - Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A hidden camera captured members of a white supremacist group expressing hope that violence at a gun rights rally in Virginia this week could start a civil war, federal prosecutors said in ... (Associated Press)

Cipollone falsely claims Republicans were barred from impeachment depositions

17 hrs ago - White House counsel and lead Trump lawyer Pat Cipollone falsely claimed during the Senate trial Tuesday that Republicans were barred from attending the House impeachment inquiry's closed-door hearings. "Not even Mr. Schiff's Republican colleagu ... (Axios)

U.S. Supreme Court lets Flint, Michigan residents sue over water contamination

18 hrs ago - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday let residents of Flint, Michigan pursue a civil rights lawsuit against the city and government officials that accused them of knowingly allowing the city’s water supply to become contaminated w ... (Reuters)

North Korea abandons nuclear freeze pledge, blames 'brutal' U.S. sanctions

18 hrs ago - GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea said on Tuesday it was no longer bound by commitments to halt nuclear and missile testing, blaming the United States’ failure to meet a year-end deadline for nuclear talks and “brutal and inhumane” U.S. sanctions. Nort ... (Reuters)

More U.S. troops leave Iraq for medical treatment after Iranian missile attack, Pentagon says

18 hrs ago - By Dan Lamothe Jan. 21, 2020 at 5:40 p.m. EST More U.S. service members have been transported out of Iraq for medical treatment and evaluations following Iran’s missile attack, the Pentagon said Tuesday, nearly two weeks after President Trump and ... (WaPo)

GOP rejects effort to compel documents on delayed Ukraine aid

19 hrs ago - Senate Republicans on Tuesday rejected an opening effort by Democrats to compel the Trump administration to hand over documents related to the delayed Ukraine aid. Democrats made the vote on documents their first amendment to the rules resolution, ... (The Hill)

Virginia Senate votes to eliminate Lee-Jackson Day, create new Election Day holiday

19 hrs ago - Virginia Politics Virginia Senate votes to eliminate Lee-Jackson Day, create new Election Day holiday By Laura Vozzella Jan. 21, 2020 at 3:52 p.m. EST RICHMOND -- The Virginia Senate on Tuesday voted to scrap a state holiday honoring two Confedera ... (Washington Post)

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos's phone 'hacked by Saudi crown prince'

20 hrs ago - The Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos had his mobile phone “hacked” in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message that had apparently been sent from the personal account of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, sources have told the Guardian. The encrypted mes ... (The Guardian)

Michigan lawmaker says senator harassed her at orientation

20 hrs ago - By DAVID EGGERT LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker alleged Tuesday that a fellow legislator sexually harassed her during a Capitol orientation 14 months ago, coming forward a week after a young female reporter said the same senator made a sex ... (AP)

Senate Democrats win 2 key changes to Trump impeachment trial rules

20 hrs ago - WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats won two key changes to the rules of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial as proceedings kicked off Tuesday afternoon. The changes will permit each sides’ opening arguments to span three days, instead of two, and w ... (CNBC)

First US case of Wuhan coronavirus confirmed by CDC

22 hrs ago - (CNN)The United States has its first confirmed case of a new virus that appeared in Wuhan, China, last month, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday. The coronavirus has already sickened hundreds and killed six people in ... (cnn)

Trump confirms plans to expand travel ban

22 hrs ago - President Trump on Tuesday confirmed he plans to expand his controversial travel ban that bars citizens of certain countries from entering the United States. Trump told The Wall Street Journal in an interview on the sidelines of the World Economic ... (The Hill)

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