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Armed border group's leader said to have assassination plans Follow live: Rockets aim for sweep of Jazz

Armed border group's leader said to have assassination plansLAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The leader of an armed group that has been detaining asylum-seeking families from Central America near the Mexican border said two years ago that he was training supporters to assassinate Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and billionaire Democratic supporter George Soros, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.


James Harden and Houston look to get out of the first round with a fourth-straight win over the Jazz.
World Leaders Respond to the Easter Sunday Bombings in Sri Lanka That Killed at Least 200 People Kings' Walton accused in lawsuit of sexual assault

World Leaders Respond to the Easter Sunday Bombings in Sri Lanka That Killed at Least 200 PeopleAt least 207 people have been killed and 450 more wounded


A new lawsuit alleges that new Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton sexually assaulted a woman sometime before being named coach of the Los Angeles Lakers in April 2016.
Trump vents anger over impeachment as congressional leaders deliberate removing him as president Saban back in 'very near future' after hip surgery

Trump vents anger over impeachment as congressional leaders deliberate removing him as presidentDonald Trump has launched a fresh attack on Democrats, accusing the party of unspecified illegality following a weekend of talk about his possible impeachment.Democratic leaders have refused to rule out starting proceedings to remove the president from office after a heavily-redacted version of the Mueller report was released on Thursday.Some prominent party figures, including 2020 presidential hopefuls Elizabeth Warren and Julian Castro, have gone further by making outright calls for the impeachment process to begin.Mr Trump has responded to that prospect by claiming the Democrats have orchestrated a criminal conspiracy in order to undermine his administration, while providing no evidence.“How do you impeach a Republican President for a crime that was committed by the Democrats?” Mr Trump said on Twitter.The president’s accusation followed a day in which several Democrats had raised the possibility of impeachment in interviews. House judiciary committee chairman Jerrold Nadler, whose panel would spearhead any such proceedings, said Democrats would “see where the facts lead us” after completing their own investigation.“Obstruction of justice, if proven, would be impeachable,” Mr Nadler told NBC’s Meet the Press.A redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was issued last week following a 22-month investigation.The findings detailed numerous occasions in which Mr Trump attempted to thwart the probe. While it fell short of concluding he had committed a crime, it failed to exonerate him.Crucially, Mr Mueller also noted congress has the power to address whether the president had broken the law – and Democrats are expected to discuss what action to take in the coming weeks.“That’s going to be a very consequential decision and one I’m going to reserve judgment on until we have a chance to fully deliberate on it,” house intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff told Fox News Sunday.Democrats, who control the House of Representatives, planned a conference call for Monday afternoon to discuss their next steps in response to the Mueller report. Mr Nadler issued a subpoena to the Justice Department to hand over the full, unredacted report and underlying evidence by 1 May. Before drawing any conclusions, he said Democrats wanted to hear from Mr Mueller and attorney general William Barr, who is scheduled to testify in early May. Mr Trump has claimed complete vindication from the Mueller investigation after a summary of findings was released by Mr Barr in March.However, since larger sections of the conclusions have been made public, the president has also attacked the report, describing its authors as “Angry Democrats” and Trump Haters”.He has called for an investigation of how the FBI began the probe, and has also tried to blame Democrats, accusing them of spying on his campaign.Additional reporting by Reuters


Alabama football coach Nick Saban, 67, will return to work soon after undergoing a robotic-assisted hip replacement, the school said Monday.
Islamic State behind attack on Saudi security north of Riyadh: Arabiya TV Source: Wilson gifts O-line $12K in Amazon stock

Islamic State behind attack on Saudi security north of Riyadh: Arabiya TVThe assailants who attacked a state security building northwest of Riyadh on Sunday are Saudi militants who belong to Islamic State, Saudi-owned Arabiya TV said in a tweet, citing its own correspondent. Saudi state media said authorities thwarted the attack by four militants targeting the Mabaheth (domestic intelligence) station in Zulfi, a small city about 250 km (155 miles) northwest of the capital Riyadh. There has been no Islamic State claim of responsibility for the attack so far, and the authorities did not officially identify the assailants.


Russell Wilson is spreading the wealth after signing his four-year, $140 million extension last week by gifting each of his offensive linemen $12,000 in Amazon stock.
Rep. Dan Kildee: The crisis in Central America is appearing at our border McNabb clarifies take on Wentz after criticism

Rep. Dan Kildee: The crisis in Central America is appearing at our borderAs monthly apprehensions of illegal immigrants on the border hits a 12-year high, Chief Deputy Whip Dan Kildee urges comprehensive reform of the immigration system.


Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb took to Twitter to clarify his comments on Carson Wentz after offensive lineman Lane Johnson called him out.


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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder

In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
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