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Author: 0 Equal Pay Day: Wage Gap Still Exists In 2017

Espaillat. "The projection right now is if we go at the rate that we're going it'll take another 100 years for women to be paid the same as men", Duba said. Delaware Senator Chris Coons suggested that Congress should pass equal pay legislation on April 4 . Nationally, an Hispanic woman makes 54 cents and an African-American woman makes 63 cents for every dollar a white man makes.

Author: 0 President Trump Defunds State Abortions

Trump, he began, "struck a potentially major blow" to America's largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood. Filmmaker Michael Moore on Thursday blasted President Trump's treatment of Planned Parenthood after he signed a bill that could hurt the group's funding.

Author: 0 Unravelling the Team Obama Anti-Trump Leak Machine

And in response to Trump's allegations, a spokesperson for Rice said , "I'm not going to dignify the president's ludicrous charge with a comment". Axelrod said he believes Trump's meeting on Thursday with China's President could also be the reason that chief strategist Steve Bannon was removed from the National Security Council.

Author: 0 Trump's 'truly great' pick for Supreme Court sworn in

Monday, Gorsuch raised his right arm to the square, and was sworn in to fill the vacancy left behind by late Justice Antonin Scalia . In nominating Gorsuch, President Donald Trump said he fulfilled a campaign pledge to pick someone in the mold of Scalia.

Author: 0 A Federal Judge Reasonably Blocks Arkansas' Insane Execution Marathon

Thornton /The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP). It had said Thursday it issued Arkansas a refund of its purchase price but that the drug came back. Arkansas hasn't carried out a double execution since 1999. Arkansas' attorney general plans to petition the state Supreme Court to vacate the order.

Author: 0 North Korean Missile Launch Fails 'Almost Immediately', US Military Says

North Korea's Pukkuksong submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) were also on parade for the first time. North Korea regularly launches short-range missiles, but it is also developing mid-range and long-range missiles meant to target US troops in Asia and, eventually, the USA mainland.

Author: 0 Defeating IS is 'first priority' in Syria: Tillerson

He will visit Moscow as planned and, following the G7 meeting, will be able to deliver that clear and coordinated message to the Russians. The Trump administration had seemed ambivalent over whether it would push for regime change in Syria.

Author: 0 Protesters in New Orleans call for Trump to release Tax Returns

Trump stick to a 40-year precedent of releasing his returns. Donald Trump's motorcade had to avoid protesters in Mar-A-Lago, Florida, after he spent Saturday morning at his golf course and headed toward his Palm Beach estate. Others at the march said they'd been out protesting nearly every weekend since Trump was sworn in. The march was set to pass by the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue and concludes at the Lincoln Memorial.

Global News Isis second-in-command 'killed in Iraq airstrike'
Author: 0 Isis second-in-command 'killed in Iraq airstrike'

Less than 1 percent of the 18,000 USA -led coalition airstrikes on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have led to reports of possible civilian deaths, The Daily Caller reports, citing a monthly Pentagon report. Baghdadi has not officially appointed a successor. "In cases, Daesh has placed civilians in booby-trapped buildings that its terrorists used to launch attacks on government forces, shot at civilians attempting to flee to Iraqi security lines or deliberately shelled civilian areas", ...

Global News Donald Trump ordered Syria strikes while eating 'the most handsome cake'
Author: 0 Donald Trump ordered Syria strikes while eating 'the most handsome cake'

It's a message Trump maintains today. American warships including the USS Carl Vinson were redirected toward the Korean Peninsula over the weekend, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that last week's unilateral airstrikes on Syria were a message to Pyongyang that "if you become a threat to others, at some point a response is likely to be undertaken".

Author: 0 Misdirected coalition airstrike kills 18 US-allied rebels in Syria

The US said its "partnered forces" had requested an airstrike after identifying what they said was an IS "fighting position". "The general leadership of SDF in coordination with [the] worldwide coalition will investigate the reasons behind the accident in order to prevent it happening again", the SDF General Command said in a statement .

Global News Georgia officers caught assaulting handcuffed man are fired
Author: 0 Georgia officers caught assaulting handcuffed man are fired

Bongiavonni was a 19 year veteran, becoming a Gwinnett County, Georgia police officer nearly two decades ago. From there Bongiovanni punches and tasers Hollins. Bongoivanni didn't mention punching Hollins in his incident report or in a follow-up interview, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Hollins came out with his hands in the air.

Global News Mumbai NGO appeals to Pakistani activists to save Jadhav
Author: 0 Mumbai NGO appeals to Pakistani activists to save Jadhav

The only talks that could be held now would relate to the Indus Water Treaty, since in this case India has a legal obligation to continue with the discussions. Unnamed sources in India's Coast Guard said the Ministry of Defence has not given clearance for the delegation's visit, according to Press Trust of India.

Author: 0 Erdogan and Putin back investigation into Syria chemical attack

Sergey Ordjonikidze, Deputy Secretary of the Russian Civic Chamber, former Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, has told Pravda.Ru about meeting of Sergey Lavrov with Foreign Ministers of Syria and Iran. Russian Federation has alleged that the victims were killed by toxic agents released from a rebel chemical arsenal and warned against putting the blame on Damascus until an independent inquiry has been conducted.

Global News 'Boss Baby,' 'Beauty' outshine 'Smurfs 3' at box office
Author: 0 'Boss Baby,' 'Beauty' outshine 'Smurfs 3' at box office

Early weekend estimates have " Boss Baby " making $ 26 million in its second weekend, a good holdover from its surprisingly strong $49 million opening last weekend. The faith-based drama, from Pure Flix Films, tells the real-life story of a self-avowed atheist and journalist who sets out to disprove his wife's newfound Christian faith.

Global News More debates around the legality of USA strikes against Syrian airbase
Author: 0 More debates around the legality of USA strikes against Syrian airbase

He also said it was important the two governments maintain open lines of communication. "The world's two foremost nuclear powers can not can not have this kind of relationship". "It is clear to us the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end", Tillerson told reporters in Italy. The chief dispute concerned the Syrian government or opposition's culpability for a chemical weapons attack that killed more than 80 people in Syria last week, though broader disagreements over everything from ...

Author: 0 Planned Parenthood: Trump move highlights need for Md. law

Trump signed the unpopular rollback of the Obama regulation that didn't allow states to defend Planned Parenthood's family planning in a closed press event with no television cameras allowed. Dozens of people packed into the Stamford Planned Parenthood office Thursday. Planned Parenthood has slammed the legislation as a "dangerous" plan to restrict women's access to health care.

Global News Trump pulls his punches on China and Germany
Author: 0 Trump pulls his punches on China and Germany

A report from the US Treasury Department on Friday said China was not a currency manipulator, but singled out China and give other countries as needing to be monitored over their currency practices. Washington has not branded any country a currency manipulator since 1994. Its surplus with the United States totaled $65 billion previous year. In recent days, President Trump has backed off his calls to label China a currency manipulator after vowing to punish Beijing in the early days of his ...

Global News Zuma unfazed by opposition
Author: 0 Zuma unfazed by opposition

Van Damme said the DA would continue to use all means available - petitions , parliamentary mechanisms and litigation, and would march along with all South Africans en masse across our country "until Zuma is gone". South African President Jacob Zuma sings during the African National Congress' (ANC) centenary celebration in Bloemfontein January 8, 2012. The president's landmark 75th birthday was celebrated in distinctly different ways in Kliptown and Pretoria, with some wishing him good ...

Global News House Freedom Caucus a Powerful Voting Block on the Hill
Author: 0 House Freedom Caucus a Powerful Voting Block on the Hill

According to a senior administration official, the White House believes there has been some progress on health care in recent days. But at least Team Trump said they would be moving on to tax reform, which is all corporate America wanted in the first place.

Author: 0 North Korea missile test ends in failure

A view of a military parade marking the 105th " Day of the Sun ", the birth anniversary of the state's founder Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang , North Korea, in this still image taken from video released by North Korea's state-run television KRT on April 15, 2017.

Author: 0 Bomb Hits Evacuee Buses In Syria

It warned that the death toll was likely to rise given the "several dozen wounded" at the blast site. Salloum Salloum, a lawmaker speaking on the pro-government al-Ikhbariya TV channel, said efforts are underway to resolve the problem, accusing the rebels of adding new conditions to the deal.

Author: 0 Egypt's parliament approves three-month state of emergency

The incidents have aroused anger and instilled fear within the country's Christian population and have even led to the deployment of security forces. "Crusaders and their apostate allies should know the bill between us and them is very big and they will pay it with rivers of blood from their children, god willing".

Global News Egypt set for three-month state of emergency after church bombings
Author: 0 Egypt set for three-month state of emergency after church bombings

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ordered military troops be deployed across the country after almost 50 people were killed in bomb attacks on two churches. "Wait for us, for we will wait for you", the group said in a statement. He called the group a "criminal, terrorist group, by all measures" and insisted that Egypt is "at a critical point in the life of our nation and that everyone must exert more effort to put an end to extremist ideology and errant interpretations of Islam".

Global News Cyclone Cook: New Zealand towns evacuated as 'worst storm in decades' arrives
Author: 0 Cyclone Cook: New Zealand towns evacuated as 'worst storm in decades' arrives

Two people were hospitalized after the vehicle in which they were travelling was hit by a falling tree. Cyclone Cook is set to be the worst storm system in New Zealand in almost 50 years and the Fire Service has already received dozen of calls about rising water threatening homes in the Thames-Coromandel District, Matamata and Tauranga, a spokesman said.

Author: 0 Assad claims Syria chemical attack was '100% fabrication', in face of evidence

And Assad said he could "only allow any investigation when it's impartial, when we make sure that unbiased countries will participate in this delegation in order to make sure that they won't use it for politicised purposes". "Frankly, it's a tactic we've seen on Russia's part as well in the past", Toner told a daily press briefing. Russia, one of Syria's few global allies, vetoed a draft UN Security Council resolution which would require the regime to provide detailed information about ...

Author: 0 Tillerson, Lavrov open tense meeting; Putin repeats assertion on chemical weapons

After meeting with Tillerson, Sergey Lavrov warned the United States against any attempt to remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power, saying it could lead to chaos as it did in Iraq and Libya, the CBC reports . Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Russian counterpart during an intense day of diplomacy in Moscow.

Global News South Africa's Zuma accuses protesters of racism after marches
Author: 0 South Africa's Zuma accuses protesters of racism after marches

South Africa's trade union federation Cosatu this week joined many anti-apartheid veterans, civil action groups and business leaders calling for Zuma to resign. In some cities, protesters with banners lined stretches of road or stood on overpasses; passing cars honked their horns. Following violence that have trailed protests against President Jacob Zuma in South Africa, some protesters in downtown Johannesburg have been fired rubber bullets by the police.

Author: 0 More than 100 killed in Syria blast, say White Helmets

The busses carrying almost 5,000 pro-government evacuees have been stuck in an area on the edge of Aleppo city, as a much criticised population transfer deal stalls. Syrian state TV reported that a bomber blew up an explosive-laden vehicle at the site. According to the deal, more than 2,000 residents, activists and gunmen from areas besieged by government forces were also evacuated.

Author: 0 North Korea rolls out missiles, other weaponry at parade

Amid rising regional tensions, Pyongyang residents have been preparing for. North Korean school children perform at the Mangyongdae Children's Palace in Pyongyang while an image of their late leader Kim Il-sung is projected on a screen Friday, April 14, 2017.

Author: 0 Syria's Assad: Idlib Chemical Attack 'Fabrication'

Russian Federation has alleged that the victims were killed when Syrian warplanes hit a rebel chemical arsenal. "Our firepower, our ability to attack the terrorists hasn't been affected by this strike", Assad said. Trump said in a Fox Business interview this week, "We're not going into Syria". Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov agreed there were many problems, but stressed that Moscow was "open to dialogue with the United States in all different areas".

Global News World Food Program 'horrified' as South Sudan workers killed
Author: 0 World Food Program 'horrified' as South Sudan workers killed

Spokesmen for South Sudan's government and military could not immediately be reached for comment. The government forces coordinated with cattle keepers of the Dinka tribe to go house to house in search of civilians of the other ethnic groups, attacking them with guns and machetes, he said.

Global News Iheanacho Subbed On As Man City Cruise Past Southampton
Author: 0 Iheanacho Subbed On As Man City Cruise Past Southampton

The prolific Argentine was dropped to the City bench following the arrival of Gabriel Jesus in January, sparking speculation he could leave in the summer. Guardiola was delighted and said that Kompany can be decisive in both penalty areas, as he showed at St. Mary's . "Maybe next season he plays as a central defender!" Our Nick Hext writes .

Author: 0 North Korea rolls out new missiles during huge military parade

The apparently new long-range and submarine-based missiles were the stars of the military parade that marked the 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, the grandfather of the country's current leader Kim Jong-un. That means the much-anticipated April 15 North Korean holiday has ended without any event that would trigger a possible USA attack, and therefore, possible World War III.

Global News Russia vetoes UN condemnation of Syria attack
Author: 0 Russia vetoes UN condemnation of Syria attack

It's suspected that sarin gas was used in an attack on a northern Syrian town at the start of April. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he aims to clear up "sharp differences" with Russia as he opens a tense meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Author: 0 South Africa's Cosatu urges Zuma to step down

Thanking Gordhan and Jonas, Zuma said his government remains committed to measured fiscal consolidation that stabilizes rising public debt, but would also aim to radically transform the economy to include the black majority. The meeting was called to discuss the calls by the ANC's alliance partners for President Jacob Zuma to step down and the anti-Zuma sentiment sweeping across the country.

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