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Why it took Facebook so long to act against the doctored Pelosi video – CNN

Saturday, May 25, 2019

(CNN)It took Facebook more than a day to downgrade a doctored video making House Speaker Nancy Pelosi look like she was slurring her words — and the video itself remains on the site, with copycats proliferating. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘tv/2019/05/25/bickert-facebook-fake-pelosi-video-full-intv-ac360.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_13′,theoplayer: {allowNativeFullscreen: true},adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190524212130-monika-bickert-facebook-small-169.png”,”height”:124},”xsmall”:{“width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190524212130-monika-bickert-facebook-medium-plus-169.png”,”height”:173},”small”:{“width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190524212130-monika-bickert-facebook-large-169.png”,”height”:259},”medium”:{“width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190524212130-monika-bickert-facebook-exlarge-169.png”,”height”:438},”large”:{“width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190524212130-monika-bickert-facebook-super-169.png”,”height”:619},”full16x9″:{“width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190524212130-monika-bickert-facebook-full-169.png”,”height”:900},”mini1x1″:{“width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190524212130-monika-bickert-facebook-small-11.png”,”height”:120}}},autoStartVideo = false,isVideoReplayClicked = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer…

Federal judge blocks part of Donald Trump’s border wall – Vox.com

Saturday, May 25, 2019

A federal judge in California issued a ruling Friday night that blocks a plan by the Trump administration to channel federal money towards the construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border. President Trump used a national emergency in February to begin the process of diverting the funds from the military and other sources; for now, at least some of that money must stay where it is. The decision by…

Trump, in Japan, says Tokyo has ‘substantial’ trade advantage over US – Fox News

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Video President Trump heads to Japan for four-day state visit Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expected to discuss trade; FBN’s Hillary Vaughn reports from Washington. President Trump on Saturday started his four-day visit to Japan by declaring that Tokyo has a “substantial” trade advantage over the U.S. — and that he hopes a future trade agreement will rebalance the situation. Trump, speaking to businessmen at the U.S. ambassador’s residence, hailed the…

How an internet mob falsely painted a Chipotle employee as racist – CNN

Saturday, May 25, 2019

By John Blake, CNN Updated 2:48 PM ET, Sat May 25, 2019 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Dominique Moran knew something was wrong as soon as she awakened that Friday morning. She turned on her smartphone and saw the first of what would become a barrage of texts and voicemails. I have experienced racism so many times. It’s traumatizing….

51 attorneys general call on Betsy DeVos to cancel up to 42,000 disabled veterans’ student debts – USA TODAY

Saturday, May 25, 2019

CLOSE Education Secretary Betsy DeVos defends deep budget cuts to programs including Special Olympics while urging Congress to spend more on charter schools USA Today WASHINGTON — In a letter sent to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday evening, 51 attorneys general called on the Education Secretary to automatically cancel disabled veterans’ student debt, something that is not currently done by the Department of Education.  “We write to…urge the Department…

Judge halts plan to build parts of border wall – New York Post

Saturday, May 25, 2019

A federal judge in California has blocked President Donald Trump from building sections of his long-sought border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. on Friday immediately halted the administration’s efforts to redirect military-designated funds to build sections of wall on the Mexican border. His order applies to two planned projects to add 51 miles of fence in two areas….

Hiker Amanda Eller found alive after being lost 2 weeks in Maui, Hawaii forest – USA TODAY

Saturday, May 25, 2019

CLOSE This photo taken by Javier Cantellops, shows Amanda Eller, along with other searchers Chris Berquist and Troy Helmers after she was found in Makawao Forest Reserve on Maui, Hawaii, on May 24. (Photo: Courtesy Javier Cantellops) A 35-year-old physical therapist and yoga instructor who went missing in the Makawao Forest Reserve on Maui, Hawaii, two weeks ago has been found alive, according to her family and a Facebook page devoted to the…

Trump approves $8bn Saudi weapons sale over Iran tensions – BBC News

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said “Iranian malign activity” required the “immediate sale” of weapons US President Donald Trump is approving the sale of billions of dollars’ worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, citing Iranian threats to its arch rival. Mr Trump invoked a rarely used aspect of federal law to push through the $8bn (£6bn) deal – bypassing Congress. He did so by…

Intelligence veterans are horrified at Trump’s decision to grant AG Barr sweeping power to declassify Russia intelligence: ‘Lives are on the line’ – Business Insider

Saturday, May 25, 2019

President Donald Trump’s decision to grant vast authority to Attorney General William Barr to declassify intelligence as he investigates the origins of the Russia investigation stunned national-security veterans and has the Justice Department hurtling toward a clash with the US intelligence community. Trump announced on Twitter that at Barr’s request, he “directed the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate” with an internal investigation into “ surveillance activities” that took…

Theresa May’s fall goes beyond Brexit. Mainstream parties, beware | Trudy Rubin – Philly.com

Saturday, May 25, 2019

The vast majority of Labor Party voters voted “Remain” in the 2016 referendum, but the party’s far-left leader, Jeremy Corbyn, ignored them because he is a Euroskeptic. Meantime, the Conservative Party is deeply divided over whether to leave or remain, so it could never agree on a Brexit plan.

US judge blocks funds for Trump border wall plan – BBC News

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Image copyright AFP Image caption The border wall – or barrier – was President Trump’s major campaign promise during the 2016 elections A US federal judge has temporarily blocked the use of defence department funds to build a border wall between the US and Mexico. The judge granted the injunction to block the use of $1bn (£786m) in Arizona and Texas because it had not been approved by Congress. President…

A Maui yoga instructor who vanished weeks ago after a hike has been found – CNN

Saturday, May 25, 2019

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‘Sexist trash': Hillary Clinton goes off on doctored Pelosi video – Washington Examiner

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Hillary Clinton was unhappy with doctored video of Nancy Pelosi slurring her words being shared online. “The president and his cronies have been running around spreading a doctored video of Nancy Pelosi,” Clinton said at a speech she gave Friday for the Harris County Democratic Party. “Now, it is sexist trash. But, it is also a sign that Trump is running scared.” Trump tweeted a video montage of the speaker…

Federal judge blocks Trump from using Defense funds for parts of border wall – CNN

Saturday, May 25, 2019

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Man who kidnapped teenager Jayme Closs and murdered her parents sentenced to life in prison – AOL

Saturday, May 25, 2019

The Wisconsin man who admitted to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and holding her captive for nearly three months after murdering her parents was sentenced to life behind bars on Friday. Jake Patterson — wearing an orange jumpsuit, shackled at the midsection — looked down or straight ahead throughout much of the hearing before Barron County Circuit Court Judge James Babler. “He stole my parents from me. He stole almost everything I loved from…

Democrats in Congress are passing lots of bills. Republicans are ignoring them. – Vox.com

Saturday, May 25, 2019

President Donald Trump is angry at House Democrats for “getting nothing done in Congress.” He may want to quarrel with his own party instead. Trump released a tweet tirade on Thursday morning admonishing Democrats for not making enough progress on infrastructure, health care, and veterans issues. The tweet came after an explosive meeting on infrastructure between Trump and Democrats the day before, which the president walked out of. “Their heart…

Nancy Pelosi’s daughter rips ‘despicable’ doctored video smearing House speaker – AOL

Saturday, May 25, 2019

A series of deceptively edited videos targeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) have been circulating on the internet in an effort to make the congresswoman appear as if she is drunkenly stumbling through a speech. Now, her daughter is coming to her defense. On Thursday, Christine Pelosi accused the GOP and its allies of “pumping this despicable fake meme for years!” “Now they are caught,” she wrote, adding, “Madam Speaker…

Barr could expose secrets, politicize intelligence with review of Russia probe, current and former officials fear – The Washington Post

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Shane Harris May 24 at 6:53 PM President Trump’s new executive order giving the attorney general broad authority to declassify government secrets threatens to expose U.S. intelligence sources and could distort the FBI and CIA’s roles in investigating Russian interference in the 2016 elections, current and former U.S. officials said. On Thursday, Trump allowed Attorney General William P. Barr to declassify information he finds during his review of what the…

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

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Theresa May’s Resignation Throws a Fractured Britain Into Further Turmoil – The New York Times

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Mrs. May’s undoing came after her final, desperate effort to win passage of her withdrawal plan in Parliament. Conservative lawmakers reacted with fury after she softened her original Brexit plan, notably by allowing Parliament to vote on whether to remain in a customs union with the European bloc and also on whether it wanted another public referendum on the deal. Those ideas were anathema to hard-line Brexiteers who saw them…