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Morgan Freeman Angers Russians Over Video About 2016 Election

World News (NY Times) - Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 7:04pm
A Russian news outlet called the actor an “American propaganda loudspeaker” after he appeared in a video accusing Russia of undermining last year’s election.

Puerto Rico dam failure 'imminent' after Hurricane Maria

BBC News - Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 7:04pm
More than 70,000 people who live near the dam are warned they face "a life-threatening situation".

Breitbart denied press credentials for Trump’s Alabama rally — White House intervenes

The Raw Story - Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 7:01pm
The website helmed by ousted White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was allegedly denied press credentials for President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Huntsville, Alabama. An editor for Breitbart TV tweeted a photo of a woman typing on her phone, while a Breitbart business card sits on t...

Mohammed Mahdi Akef, Muslim Brotherhood Leader, Dies at 89

World News (NY Times) - Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 6:50pm
Mr. Akef had been sentenced to life imprisonment but was awaiting a retrial. He died in custody in Cairo.

What we do and don’t know about Facebook’s new political ad transparency initiative

The Raw Story - Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 6:49pm
On Thursday, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced several steps to make political ads on the world’s largest social network more transparent. The changes follow Facebook’s acknowledgment earlier this month that $100,000 worth of political ads were placed during the 2016 election cycle ...

‘Furious’ Republicans threaten GOPers up for re-election: Keep your ‘promises’ or we won’t donate

The Raw Story - Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 6:44pm
At a closed-door Republican Senate meeting last week, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) reportedly warned his fellow congresspeople that campaign funds will “dry up” if they fail to deliver to the moneyed members of their base. According to the New York Times, Gardner, who’s running the GOP...

Prospect of Atmospheric Nuclear Test by North Korea Raises Specter of Danger

World News (NY Times) - Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 6:37pm
Stopping Kim Jong-un from conducting a nuclear test over the Pacific may be as dangerous as letting him go ahead.

A train passenger's view of India

BBC News - Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 6:35pm
Shanu Babar loves train journeys so much that he began documenting his. Soon, others joined him.

Israel Endorsed Kurdish Independence. Saladin Would Have Been Proud.

World News (NY Times) - Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 6:22pm
Present-day politics may have been less important than a long shared history between the Kurds and the Jews.

Where would FC Barcelona be in an independent Catalonia?

BBC News - Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 6:18pm
The Catalan referendum places some uncertainty over the future of Spain's prestigious football club.

Joy Reid: Trump ‘doesn’t know anybody’ on Capitol Hill — but still treats Congress like his ‘lackeys’

The Raw Story - Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 6:11pm
President Donald Trump may treat Congressional Republicans like they’re all his underlings, but with their latest (and nearly failed) effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, some are getting fed up. In a panel discussion with MSNBC’s Ari Melber, host Joy Ann Reid said that one of Trump&#...

Ten places to find your old £1 coins before shops refuse them

BBC News - Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 6:10pm
The round £1 coin will no longer be legal tender from 16 October when shops can refuse to accept them.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg drops controversial stock plan

BBC News - Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 6:08pm
The Facebook chief executive says he still plans to sell up to $12bn (£9bn) of stock to fund philanthropy.

German Election Mystery: Why No Russian Meddling?

World News (NY Times) - Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 6:06pm
After witnessing Moscow’s meddling in the American and French elections, Germany had its guard up. But the Kremlin seems to be sitting this one out.

Republican Party, North Korea, Hurricane Maria: Your Friday Evening Briefing

World News (NY Times) - Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 5:52pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

The Papers: May's offer to EU 'pauses Brexit'

BBC News - Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 5:45pm
The prime minister's transition period of "about" two years dominates the front pages.

Republican facing public corruption charges for keeping dead bodies in government pickup truck

The Raw Story - Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 5:39pm
A Republican elected as county coroner in Idaho is facing public corruption charges for grotesque scandal involving dozens of dead bodies. Nathan Hess worked at the only funeral home in the mortuary-lacking Valley County, ID. Hess was also the elected county coroner, which created a conflict of inte...

Two million couples missing out on tax break, says HMRC

BBC News - Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 5:37pm
Married couples - or those in civil partnerships - can claim a tax allowance worth £230 a year.

WATCH: Right-wing CNN analyst slams Tom Price’s ‘mind-boggling’ use of government planes

The Raw Story - Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 5:37pm
Even former RealClearPolitics reporter Rebecca Berg thinks Tom Price is out of line for his use of a private jets and charter planes to get from place to place. During a panel discussion Friday on CNN’s “Situation Room,” stand-in host Jim Acosta brought up the shocking use of taxpa...

Democratic senator lifts hold on Trump antitrust nominee: aide

The Raw Story - Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 5:32pm
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has lifted her hold on President Donald Trump’s pick to run the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, a move that will allow the Senate to vote to confirm Makan Delrahim, a senior Republican aide said on Friday. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, had met w...
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