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  • Trump administration’s effort to combat LGBTI criminalization shows commitment to individual rights

    On Wednesday, Ambassador Richard Grenell, America’s envoy to Germany, hosted 11 activists from countries across Europe at the US Embassy in Berlin to strategize about how to combat the criminalization of LGBTI status or conduct around the globe. Grenell, the driving force behind the decriminalization effort, acknowledged that achieving this goal will not be easy but emphasized the US ability to be a leader in the mission. The coalition seeks to involve the EU, NATO, the Vatican and other organizations to approach […]

  • R. Kelly to appear in court hours after his arrest on sexual abuse charges

    Singer R. Kelly is scheduled to appear in court Saturday for a bail hearing after his arrest on charges of sexual abuse spanning from 1998 to 2010. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced Friday that the R&B musician, whose full name is Robert Kelly, was indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse — a class two felony — involving four alleged victims. The indictment accuses Kelly of sexual acts with three children older than 13 but younger than 17. […]

  • A nun just read the riot act to Catholic bishops over clergy sex abuse

    Sister Veronica Openibo, a Nigerian-born nun, is one of only three women to address an unprecedented Vatican summit on clergy sexual abuse. She did not waste the opportunity. In clear, direct and unsparing language, Openibo challenged the church’s culture of silence on sexual issues and said priests are too often put on pedestals. Openibo also criticized the practice of letting elderly clergy who had abused children retire quietly with their pension and good names in place. “Let us not hide […]

  • Trump agrees to keep about 400 US troops in Syria, official says

    President Donald Trump has agreed to keep about 400 US troops in Syria after the withdrawal of most US forces there this spring, a senior administration official said Friday. Trump agreed on Thursday to keep about 200 US troops as part of planned multinational force that would maintain a safe zone in northeastern Syria, the official said. This force would be in addition to the 200 troops the US is planning to maintain after the withdrawal at its base in […]

  • Trump picks US ambassador to Canada for UN ambassador

    President Donald Trump said Friday he intends to nominate the current American ambassador to Canada to be the new US ambassador to the United Nations. Trump tweeted on Friday evening that he plans to nominate Kelly Knight Craft for the position, following former Ambassador Nikki Haley’s resignation last year. “I am pleased to announce that Kelly Knight Craft, our current Ambassador to Canada, is being nominated to be United States Ambassador to the United Nations,” Trump wrote on Twitter. He followed up in […]

  • NYPD hate crimes task force investigating Nazi drawings found at an elementary school

    New York – The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating Nazi drawings found Friday morning at an elementary school yard in Queens, said Detective George Tourovakas. Dozens of swastikas, a Nazi eagle and the words “Hail Hitler” (sic) were found drawn in chalk on the pavement of PS 139’s schoolyard. Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz, who represents the district, say her office received photographs from a resident in the apartment building next to the school and immediately informed […]

  • Conservative activist allegedly attacked on UC Berkeley campus

    A conservative activist reported he was attacked while recruiting students for Turning Point USA at UC Berkeley, according to campus police. The University of California Police Department said in a statement that officers responded Tuesday afternoon to a “report of a disturbance” on upper Sproul Plaza, a center of student activity on campus, where they found the injured victim. An investigation is continuing, the university said Friday. According to the police statement, the victim said that two men approached him, […]

  • R. Kelly indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse

    Musician R. Kelly, who has been associated with accusations of abusing young women for more than two decades, has been indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse — a class 2 felony — involving four alleged victims, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said Friday. A warrant has been issued for Kelly’s arrest, Chicago police say. The charges handed up in an indictment from a grand jury span from 1998 to 2010, the Chicago Sun-Times said. The minors […]

  • SWAT team went to mayor’s house with a warrant – and he opened fire at them

    PORT RICHEY, Fla. – The mayor of Port Richey, Florida, is “lucky he’s not dead” after firing two shots at a SWAT team at his house to serve a warrant, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco told reporters Thursday. Dale Massad, who was elected mayor in 2015, was arrested by the officers from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and accused of practicing medicine without a license. He now also faces two charges of attempted murder. Nocco said no one was […]

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