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Canada Unlikely To Receive US Asylum Seekers With Open Arms

Reuters has reported that Migrants who applied for asylum in the United States but then fled north to Canada, fearing they would be swept up in President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown, may have miscalculated in viewing Canada as a safe haven. Migrants time in the United States could count against them when they apply for asylum in Canada. In 2016, 160 asylum cases came to the federal courts after being rejected by refugee tribunals. Of those, 33 had been rejected in part because the applicants had spent time in the…

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Michelle Obama Still Won’t Run For Office

Bad news for America. Former First Lady Michelle Obama says she still won’t be running for political office. In her first speech since leaving the White House, she told an audience at the America Institute of Architecture convention in Orlando that being in the White House was tough on her family. Obama told the audience she can help the country as a private citizen without being in the political spotlight, adding that the vitriol of politics meant that people “thought [she] was the devil.” Obama said she will continue to…

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Former Chicago Public Schools Chief Sentenced To 4.5 Years For Fraud

A federal judge sentenced the former chief executive of the Chicago Public Schools to 4.5 years in prison, for her role in a scheme to steer lucrative contracts to one of her previous employers in exchange for kickbacks and bribes. Barbara Byrd-Bennett pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in October 2015, as part of a plea agreement. Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed Byrd-Bennett in 2012, to head the district after the first teachers’ strike in Chicago in 25 years. The district serves around 400 thousand students in more than…

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Pentagon Warned Flynn In 2014 About Accepting Foreign Payments

Documents released by lawmakers show President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned in 2014 not to take foreign money without “advance approval” by Pentagon authorities. Also, the Defense Department office confirms in a separate document that it is investigating whether Flynn failed to obtain prior approval. The chairman and senior Democrat on the House Oversight Committee say they want the Army to rule on whether Flynn informed and asked permission for the payments from Russian and Turkish entities. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2017-04-27-US–US-Congress-Russia%20Probe/id-a736a2c306e244b3b6f0945f16bbb7a2 Home This video was produced by YT…

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DOE Gags Staff, Cancels Promised Funding For Energy Projects

The Department of Energy has stopped processing the paperwork on tens of millions of dollars in research. The paperwork is related to its Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy–or “ARPA-E.” The DOE agreed to fund the projects, but according to Science Magazine, officials aren’t saying why they have taken the unusual step, dubbed a “no-contract action.” The paperwork ceased earlier this month and affects more than a dozen projects across four new ARPA-E programs. The move includes a gag order on ARPA-E program managers. That leaves investigators in the dark about the…

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North Korea Test-Fires Another Missile

A U.S. official said North Korea has tested what was likely a medium-range ballistic missile. The official says the missile broke up a couple minutes after the launch, and the pieces fell into the Sea of Japan. South Korea’s foreign minister warned if the international community does not respond to North Korea’s repeated provocations now, that they will only further feed the appetite of the trigger-happy regime in Pyongyang. Yun Byung-se told the U.N. Security Council that it should take additional punitive measures before North Korea launches more ballistic missiles,…

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