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White House asks Supreme Court to rule on DACA

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to let the government go ahead with its plan to end a program to help young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children stay in the country, bypassing a federal appeals court. Thursday’s action is a legal long shot. The court rarely grants requests to skip over the lower courts. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke issued an order in September to begin winding down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, after Attorney…

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9 Suspects Face Hazing Charges in Death of FSU Fraternity Pledge Andrew Coffey

The Florida State junior died after a “big brother” ritual in November More Police announced hazing charges on Tuesday against nine men in the November death of Florida State University fraternity pledge Andrew Coffey. Coffey, 20, died on Nov. 3 after a Pi Kappa Phi “big brother” ritual where he passed out after drinking a bottle of bourbon, according to a Leon County grand jury report released in December. Coffey was found unresponsive the morning after the party, and he had a blood alcohol level of .447 at the time…

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Varicose veins? Why January and February are the best time of year to seek out treatment

Varicose veins occur when valves in the leg veins stop working properly, meaning the blood falls down the veins when standing up, rather than flowing upwards towards the heart.  In their simplest form, varicose veins can be identified as bulging veins which protrude from the legs but, up to half of all varicose veins sufferers will show no overt signs of the condition, as the problematic veins remain hidden under the skin.  If treatment is necessary, the NHS advises your doctor may first recommend up to six months of using…

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‘Europe is DISMEMBERING itself’ German politician SAVAGES Macron and Merkel’s EU greed

Sahra Wagenknecht, who has been praised as a leading member of the country’s next generation of politicians, has used a key speech to rail against the state of the European project.  Mrs Wagenknecht, who serves as Die Linke chairwoman, took aim at Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Martin Schulz for leading Europe towards its own destruction. The young leader ripped into the EU leadership for destroying the livelihood of Europeans for the sake of “big Europe”.  Martin Schulz infamously called for a “United States of Europe by 2025” before starting…

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1,000 people face child porn charges after sharing sex videos in Denmark

More than 1,000 children and young people in Denmark have been charged with redistributing child pornography after sex videos featuring 15-year-olds were shared on Facebook Messenger. Monday’s move came after the California-based social media giant alerted U.S. authorities that the videos, along with a sexually explicit photo, were being spread online. It also comes amid growing concern about sexting among school-age children and instances of revenge porn. “It may be a prank, but it can have adult consequences” “We have taken the case very seriously as it has major implications…

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1,000 people face child porn charges after sharing sex videos

More than 1,000 children and young people in Denmark have been charged with redistributing child pornography after sex videos featuring 15-year-olds were shared on Facebook Messenger. Monday’s move came after the California-based social media giant alerted U.S. authorities that the videos, along with a sexually explicit photo, were being spread online. It also comes amid growing concern about sexting among school-age children and instances of revenge porn. “It may be a prank, but it can have adult consequences” “We have taken the case very seriously as it has major implications…

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Canada Debt Survey: A Third Of Canadians Can't Make Their Monthly Payments

As Canadians prepare for a possible interest rate hike from the Bank of Canada this week, a new study is warning that the country’s indebted consumers are increasingly struggling to keep up with their expenses. One-third of Canadians say they are no longer able to cover their monthly bills and debt payments, according to a survey carried out by Ipsos for insolvency consultancy MNP, up from 25 per cent in a survey three months earlier. Half of respondents said they are within $200 of not being able to pay their…

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These millennials love Putin — the world’s ‘most powerful politician’

MOSCOW — With its metal staircase, brick walls and bubble chairs, Project Network’s office could easily be mistaken for a Silicon Valley start-up. But this creative hub offers space, workshops and guidance to a specific group: pro-Kremlin Russian youths. President Vladimir Putin is central to the group’s ideology, and his presence is hard to miss. Young artists and designers use the modern loft space to work under Putin’s watchful eye: The Russian leader stares from a painted portrait hanging above the stairs. Putin will be counting on their support when…

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France debates ban on cellphones in schools

Students could soon be banned from using cellphones in French schools, in a move the government says is necessary to protect public health amid fears over the devices’ long-term effects on mental development. Under current French law, students cannot use their phones in class but schools have the power to decide if they can use them at break times. But that may change in September, as the Ministry of Education examines how to implement a campaign pledge by President Emmanuel Macron to ban cellphones from school premises entirely. The minister,…

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Brutal murder highlights intimate partner violence in transgender community

The grisly murder of Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien marked the first reported homicide of a transgender person in 2018. The Jan. 5 incident follows a deadly pattern in 2017, which saw at least 28 transgender people killed by violent means, according to the Human Rights Campaign.  Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien via Facebook Police say Steele-Knudslien, 42, was found stabbed and beaten to death in the home she shared with her spouse, Mark Steele-Knudslien, in North Adams, Massachusetts. Her husband was charged with her murder and pled not guilty on Monday, but according…

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