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Why Trump hates John McCain so much – Washington Examiner

Monday, March 18, 2019

President Trump’s Twitter attacks on the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., over the weekend — including his retweet of one supporter who explained that she “hated” the late senator — invite the question: Why does Trump harbor such a special hatred for the long-deceased McCain? Well, Trump would suggest it’s three factors. First, there’s McCain’s transmission of the so-called Steele dossier to the FBI. Compiled by Christopher Steele, the former…

How Britain’s parliamentary speaker just made Brexit harder – Washington Examiner

Monday, March 18, 2019

On Monday, Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May cannot bring her Brexit deal back to Parliament for a third vote — at least in the deal’s current form. Considering that the European Union has ruled out renegotiating the terms of Brexit, Bercow’s action creates a major obstacle. Up until now, May had hoped to bring her deal back for a third vote…

Black box data from doomed Ethiopian Airlines jet show ‘clear similarities’ between both Boeing 737 Max crashes – CNBC

Monday, March 18, 2019

<!– –> × SEARCH QUOTES Airlines Flight data recovered from the wreckage of an Ethiopian Airlines jet showed “clear similarities” to another deadly crash of one of Boeing‘s top-selling 737 Max aircraft last October, according to the French accident investigator that downloaded the information. Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, a Boeing 737 Max 8, went down shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa on March 10, killing all 157 people on board….

Beto O’Rourke walks back his ‘born’ to run for president remark amid criticism – AOL

Monday, March 18, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke on Sunday said he doesn’t believe anyone can be “born” to hold political office, days after raising eyebrows for comments he made to Vanity Fair in which he suggested he was destined to run for president. The magazine’s recent profile of O’Rourke quoted him as saying he was “just born to be in it” while discussing the 2020 presidential race. HuffPost’s Amanda Terkel noted the…

Midwest Flooding: 2 Dead As Waters Breach Levees Along Missouri River – NPR

Monday, March 18, 2019

A BNSF train sits in floodwaters from the Platte River in Plattsmouth, Neb., on Sunday. Hundreds of people remained out of their homes in Nebraska as rivers began to recede. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption toggle caption Nati Harnik/AP A BNSF train sits in floodwaters from the Platte River in Plattsmouth, Neb., on Sunday. Hundreds of people remained out of their homes in Nebraska as rivers began to recede. Nati Harnik/AP…

Gunman kills three in Dutch tram, police hunt for Turkish man – Yahoo News

Monday, March 18, 2019

By Bart H. Meijer UTRECHT, Netherlands (Reuters) – A gunman shot dead three people and wounded nine on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday and police said they were hunting for a 37-year-old Turkish man after an apparent terrorist attack. Dutch authorities raised the terrorism threat in Utrecht province to its highest level, schools were told to shut their doors and paramilitary police increased security at…

Boeing, FAA questioned about safety of 737 MAX safety system days before Ethiopian Airlines crash – Fox News

Monday, March 18, 2019

Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration rushed the approval of the security system in the 737 MAX and overlooked important flaws that may have contributed to the crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, according to current and former engineers. Rescuers are pictured here recovering wreckage from the Ethiopian Airlines flight, which crashed on March 10 (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene) Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration rushed the approval of the security system…

Supreme Court agrees to take up DC sniper case – CNN

Monday, March 18, 2019

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Despite crowds, Beto campaign gets a rocky rollout – POLITICO

Monday, March 18, 2019

Though he benefited from nonstop media coverage and his own political acuity, Beto O’Rourke’s opening act as a 2020 presidential candidate also laid bare disorder in his campaign. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images 2020 Elections A string of early missteps, from explaining policy to cleaning up statements, raises questions about the candidate’s long-term prospects. By DAVID SIDERS 03/18/2019 05:03 AM EDT Updated 03/18/2019 08:45 AM EDT 2019-03-18T08:45-0400 MILWAUKEE — A more…

Beto O’Rourke says he raised $6.1M online in first 24 hours – AOL

Monday, March 18, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O’Rourke’s Democratic presidential campaign says he raised more than $6 million online during the first 24 hours after he announced his White House bid last week. O’Rourke spokesman Chris Evans tweeted Monday the “record-breaking” $6.1 million came “without a dime” from political action committees, corporations or special interests. The $6.1 million is the highest 24-hour number reported by any campaign, just above what Vermont Sen. Bernie…

Wall Street Journal: Transportation Department inspector general investigating FAA’s approval of Boeing 737 Max – CNN

Monday, March 18, 2019

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Christchurch gun shop sold rifles online to accused shooter – USA TODAY

Monday, March 18, 2019

CLOSE Workers were seen on Sunday preparing the graves for the eventual burial of the victims of the terrorist attacks in Christchurch.The death toll from Friday’s massacres at two mosques rose to 50. (March 17) AP CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – A Christchurch gun shop on Monday acknowledged selling guns online to the 28-year-old white supremacist accused of killing 50 people in mosque shootings that have upturned New Zealand’s reputation as…

Deaths Of Six Men Tied To Ferguson Protests Prompt Fear Of Sinister Connection – TPM

Monday, March 18, 2019

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister was at play. Police say there is no evidence the deaths have anything to do…

Utrecht tram shooting: Multiple people hurt in Dutch incident – CNN

Monday, March 18, 2019

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To curb traffic, cities explore implementing congestion pricing during peak hours – NBC News

Monday, March 18, 2019

Nick Sifuentes was stuck in traffic. “Driving into the most transit dense area in the U.S., that’s a choice people make. I made that choice today and I’m regretting it,” the executive director of the Tri-State Transit Commission (TSTC) told NBC News as he made his way into the New York City last week. But Sifuentes takes his remorse one step further than average commuter. “I should pay for my…

It’s a watershed moment for gun control in New Zealand, but there are no quick fixes – CNN

Monday, March 18, 2019

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In a flurry of angry St Patrick’s Day tweets, Trump bashes GM, John McCain, and SNL – Business Insider

Monday, March 18, 2019

President Donald Trump spent the early part of his St. Patrick’s Day making waves on Twitter, taking aim at a number of people and issues that he had also sounded off on the day before. Trump started the morning by slamming “Saturday Night Live” for its repeated jokes about his presidency, even calling for federal regulation of the comedy show in a pair of tweets. The show had aired a…

US is investigating the FAA’s approval of Boeing 737 Max aircraft: WSJ – CNBC

Monday, March 18, 2019

<!– –> × SEARCH QUOTES Airlines The U.S. Department of Transportation is investigating whether there were lapses in the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval of Boeing planes involved in two recent fatal crashes, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The DOT probe was launched after a new Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Indonesia’s Lion Air crashed into the Java Sea in October last year, according to the Journal, which…

Missouri River spills into Hamburg, Iowa, other cities; more rain could be on the way – Omaha World-Herald

Monday, March 18, 2019

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Puzzling number of men tied to Ferguson protests have died – NBCNews.com

Monday, March 18, 2019

FERGUSON, Mo. — Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister was at play. Police say there is no evidence the deaths have anything to do with…