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Former Obama official Tom Perez elected DNC chair
News ImageATLANTA Tom Perez was elected the next chair of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday afternoon, putting an end to a contentious four-month election that divided the battered partys liberal and centrist wings along similar lines as last years presidential primary race. Perez, seen as the more establishment choice, immediately tappedhis chief rival, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., as his deputy. After Perezs win was announced, a handful of hardcore Ellison supporters chanted Party to the people in protest, drowning out the party leaders.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:22:20 -0500
Witnesses: Bar gunman shouted 'get out of my country'
News ImageOLATHE, Kan. (AP) In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country," witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:05:11 -0500
Egypt annoyed as Britain continues suspension of flights
News ImageEgypt expressed frustration on Saturday at Britain's refusal to lift a suspension of flights from the United Kingdom to the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh, imposed after Islamic State brought down a Russian airliner in 2015. The issue of airline security came up in talks involving visiting British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry. Johnson praised Egypt as a longstanding friend of Britain and said they were strong allies against terrorism and extremist ideas, according to a British statement.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 02:33:24 -0500
Israel army disperses Lebanese protesters at border
News ImageIsrael's army dispersed dozens of Lebanese demonstrators Saturday after they crossed the border protesting against the alleged installation of spying equipment in their village, the Israeli army and media said. "Dozens of people gathered at the border between Lebanon and Israel," a military spokeswoman said. "Upon the group crossing of the international border, IDF forces fired dispersal means in order to disperse the gathering and prevent further infiltration into Israeli territory," she said, adding there were no casualties.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:03:11 -0500
Georgia woman wages single-handed fight for open government
News ImageATLANTA (AP) When Nydia Tisdale turned her camera on a north Georgia city council meeting, the mayor ordered her to stop recording and had a police officer forcibly remove her and the camera.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:57:04 -0500
Nigel Farage calls 2016 a 'global political revolution'
News ImageBrexit leader Nigel Farage called 2016 a "global political revolution" when addressing the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:42:00 -0500
US urges Russia to 'immediately' observe Ukraine ceasefire
News ImageThe United States called on Russia Sunday to "immediately" observe the ceasefire in Ukraine, accusing combined Russian and separatist forces of targeting international monitors. "We call on Russia and the separatist forces it backs to immediately observe the ceasefire, withdraw all heavy weapons, and allow full and unfettered access to the OSCE monitors," the State Department said. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the United States was closely monitoring growing violence in eastern Ukraine and the failure of the combined Russian and separatist forces to abide by a ceasefire agreed to two years ago in Minsk.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:08:13 -0500
Official Samsung teaser confirms the Galaxy S8 will launch March 29th
News ImageIn an otherwise tablet-dominated press release in Barcelona, Samsung found 15 seconds to tease its next big smartphone for all of us. As expected, we're going to have to wait a month longer for the Galaxy S8 launch, but it could well be worth it. A Samsung invite sent out confirms that the launch event is going to happen in New York City on March 29th. Until then, this teaser trailer is all we've got to go on. https://twitter.com/SamMobiles/status/835927473896435713 The teaser takes us through the history of the cellphone, beginning in the 1980s. It's a showcase of design, decade-by-decade, with the oh-so-subtle hint being that the Galaxy S8 is going to dominate 2017. If we're really reading into it, the teaser also seems to confirm that there will be very little bezel on the side, no physical home buttons (or buttons of any kind), and some kind of symmetrical bezel top and bottom. That lines up pretty well with what the rumors have suggested so far. One thing we're still completely in the dark about is the number of devices that Samsung is going to reveal. We're expecting to see the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ at this event, but Samsung has only hinted at the one device so far. https://youtu.be/Ozng2cTF8_0
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:12:41 -0500
'Ring of fire' solar eclipse will blaze across the Southern Hemisphere
News ImageA "ring of fire" eclipse will be visible from the Southern Hemisphere on Sunday morning, although anyone can catch the spectacle live via the space site Slooh.com. Sunday's solar phenomenon is known as an annular eclipse. It happens when the moon slides in between the sun and the Earth but doesn't completely block the sun, as would a total solar eclipse. SEE ALSO: This weekend you can see a lunar eclipse and a comet Instead, a thin, fiery ring of the sun's edges blaze like an iris on an enormous, menacing eye. ring of fire #eclipse live from #Chile WOW :) pic.twitter.com/i47LKmXNjl David Fiacchini (@naturaetratio) February 26, 2017 Skywatchers will catch the best view in Chile and Argentina in South America, as well as Angola, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa and parts of Antarctica, Space.com reported. We'll track the #eclipse from start to finish from Chile and South Africa, bringing the full experience to you https://t.co/vuD0wkQm67 pic.twitter.com/MPNbVLVsir Slooh (@Slooh) February 25, 2017 These countries align with the "path of annularity," a zone where the moon casts its shadow on Earth that ranges from 18 miles to 55 miles wide. BONUS: Mesmerizing footage shows the total solar eclipse traveling over Southeast Asia
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 07:27:06 -0500
An Ecstatic Crowd Greets Obama At NYC Starbucks
News ImageBarack Obama may no longer be the U.S. president, but it appears he can still attract a large crowd.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:33:38 -0500
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