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Match Point: Court Rules Against Trump on Travel Ban

 02/10/2017 - 03:15
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Federal appellate judges on Thursday upheld an injunction issued by a lower court blocking President Donald Trump"s executive order temporarily barring residents of seven mainly Muslim countries from entering the United States.

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File photo showing an anti-travel ban protestor with a poster reading 'NO TRAVEL BAN' stands outside the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals as three-judge federal appeals panel from the court scheduled a hearing by telephone with lawyers of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the State of Washington to determine whether to reinstate US President Donald Trump's executive order ban on travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries in San Francisco, California, USA, 07 February 2017. EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO

When Music Beats Racism

 02/09/2017 - 04:28
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The Budapest Festival Orchestra has continued its American tour after finding one of its musicians temporarily barred from the United States, reports The New York Times.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 4:04am
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The Budapest Festival Orchestra has continued its American tour after finding one of its musicians temporarily barred from the United States. Budapest, Zeneakadémia. Photo: Commons Wikimedia

New Kid in Town: Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Attorney General despite Controversies

 02/09/2017 - 04:03
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Despite a series of divisive hearings during which Democrats attacked him for his record on civil rights, the US Senate finally confirmed Alabama senator Jeff Sessions as attorney general. .

The Alabama senator's nomination was among Mr Trump's most controversial. He has been dogged by racism claims and called a "southern racist caricature painful". 

During the confirmation vote, Democrat Elizabeth Warren was silenced after recalling historic allegations of racism against Mr Sessions.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 3:47am
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Jeff Sessions addresses Senate after confirmation as attorney general. Photo: EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

A Warrior in the Senate

 02/09/2017 - 03:01
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Last night, as she read a letter from Coretta Scott King criticizing the civil-rights record of AG nominee Jeff Sessions, Elizabeth Warren was accused of impugning a fellow senator and forced to sit down. She has become an icon for Anti-Trump protesters.

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Mike Pence: la nueva mano de Dios

 02/08/2017 - 14:39
El vicepresidente de Estados Unidos, Mike Pence (i), toma el juramento de la nueva secretaria de Educación de EE.UU., Betsy DeVos (c), ayer, martes 7 de febrero de 2017, en el edificio de oficinas ejecutivas de Eisenhower, en Washington, DC (EE.UU.). En horas de la mañana, Pence emitió el voto de desempate que le otorgó el cargo a DeVos, en el Senado estadounidense. EFE/JIM LO SCALZO

El Senado de los Estados Unidos confirmó el día de ayer a la multimillonaria y conservadora Betsy DeVos como secretaria de Educación del gobierno de Donald Trump, tras la votación más cerrada en la historia reciente del país.

En una elección que había quedado empatada entre 50-50 de los votos en el Senado, fue finalmente el vicepresidente Mike Pence quien usó su facultad de presidente del Senado para emitir su voto a favor de la nominada de Donald Trump.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 2:35pm
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El vicepresidente de Estados Unidos, Mike Pence (i), toma el juramento de la nueva secretaria de Educación de EE.UU., Betsy DeVos (c), ayer, martes 7 de febrero de 2017, en el edificio de oficinas ejecutivas de Eisenhower, en Washington, DC (EE.UU.). En horas de la mañana, Pence emitió el voto de desempate que le otorgó el cargo a DeVos, en el Senado estadounidense. EFE/JIM LO SCALZO

The face of the new resistance

 02/07/2017 - 10:36
The face of the new resistance
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Two marches on Tuesday in Philadelphia have spoken to the concept of what it means to really have a force of resistance against a political system.

A group numbering close to the hundreds, a large collection of Comcast employees in Philadelphia walked out of the Comcast Center midday on Thursday to protest President Trump's recent executive order barring refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations.

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Trump's Talking Points

 02/07/2017 - 04:08
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White House backs up president’s claim that media is deliberately ignoring terror attacks by releasing list riddled with errors. Donald Trump's 'under-reported' terror list includes Paris, Berlin and Nice attacks.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 3:37am
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Not My Fault

 02/06/2017 - 06:00
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Trump travel ban to remain on hold at least until sometime Monday — when both sides have deadlines to present more arguments to a three-judge panel. The administration says the order is needed for national security.

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Monday, February 6, 2017 - 5:21am
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 Sahar Yarjani Muranovic greets her sister, Iranian student Sara Yarjani upon Sara's arrival at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California, USA 05 February 2017. Yarjani was detained for 23 hours during the travel ban. A federal appeals court on 05 February denied the US government's request to resume the travel ban after a federal judge on 03 February issued a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of US President Trump's executive order from 27 January that banned people from seven mainly Muslim countries from entering the United States. EFE/EPA/PAUL BUCK

Fear and Loathing in Tijuana

 02/03/2017 - 05:32
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The Mexican border city of Tijuana is reacting with fear to President Trump, reports The Economist

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Friday, February 3, 2017 - 5:19am
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Memorial coffins on the US-Mexico barrier for those killed crossing the border fence in Tijuana, México. Photo: Tomas Castelazo/Creative Commons

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Presos en Arkansas con ejecuciones programadas para el mes de Abril. EFE/EPA/ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
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