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Apr 23 2020
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is set to start later this week.
During Ramadan, Muslims around the world fast for a full lunar month.
The fasting begins at the Fajr prayer just before dawn and is broken at sunset.
Last year, the minimum duration of the fast was 11 hours but went up to 20 hours, depending on the location. And this year, similar durations will be seen.Al Jazeera
Dec 05 2015
The White House said Friday it will review whether women should become eligible for the military draft, in light of the Pentagon’s announcement that women will be allowed to serve in combat units.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said officials will examine a Defense Department analysis on potential changes to the Selective Service Act, which requires virtually all men in the U.Washington Times
Apr 30 2014
NewsAmericans in large numbers want the U.S. to reduce its role in world affairs even as a showdown with Russia over Ukraine preoccupies Washington, a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds. In a marked change from past decades, nearly half of those surveyed want the U.S. to be less active on the global stage, with fewer than one-fifth calling for more active engagement—an anti-interventionist Wall Street Journal (News)
Oct 30 2013
Desperately seeking to change the narrative from the embarrassing rollout of a key aspect of his health care law, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will be praising the signature achievement of his vanquished opponent in last year’s election.
The president will travel to Boston to deliver remarks at Faneuil Hall, the colonial-era meeting and marketplace where in 2006 then-The Blaze
Dec 14 2014
Congressional Republicans who vow to defeat President Barack Obama’s “War on Coal” can do little to defend the industry against a growing international threat — the drying up of its once-promising markets overseas. Just a few years ago, domestic producers had high hopes for selling coal to energy-hungry Asia, but prices in those markets are plummeting now amid slowing demand and oversupply,Politico
Apr 09 2019
“Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on Sunday amid President Donald Trump’s growing frustration and bitterness over the number of Central American families crossing the southern border. Trump announced on Sunday in a tweet that U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan would be taking over as acting head of the department.” (AP News)
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Apr 08 2019
President Donald Trump's pick to head the Department of Homeland Security didn't take the traditional route to his position, but Kevin McAleenan has carried out every aspect of the president's hard-line immigration strategy in an attempt to seal the southern border.
With Sunday's resignation of Kirstjen Nielsen, the former business and corporate lawyer steps into a perilous positionUSA TODAY
Jul 18 2019
“House Democrats and Republicans joined in a rare show of unity Wednesday, voting overwhelmingly to repeal an unpopular tax on generous health insurance… The so-called ‘Cadillac tax’ never went into effect, since lawmakers kept delaying it. Wednesday’s 419-6 vote increases chances that the Senate will follow the House, going for full repeal.” AP News
Also on Wednesday, “Bernie SandersThe Flip Side
Apr 14 2015
Gov. Chris Christie called for reduced Social Security benefits for retired seniors earning more than $80,000 and eliminating the benefit entirely for individuals making $200,000 and up in other income, along with raising the retirement age to 69 from 67.
The changes would not apply to current retirees or those near retirement, but could help keep Social Security sustainable for futureWall Street Journal (News)
May 31 2019
Attorney General William Barr said in a new interview he's seen no evidence of President Donald Trump "shredding institutions," despite the President's past attacks and unprecedented efforts to pressure the Justice Department and US judiciary.
Barr's interview with CBS News comes in the wake of special counsel Robert Mueller's statement about his investigation into Russian interferenceCNN (Online News)