• (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); ‘Sometimes Progress Is A Little Uncomfortable': President Obama On Identity Politics. In an interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep late last week, President Obama spoke at length on subject of identity. The most interesting moment in President Obama’s interview with NPR’s “Morning Edition,” which was released Monday, had little to do with the big foreign or domestic policy battles of the moment. Obama gave a wide-ranging interview on topics from ISIS to Donald Trump, and one of the topics NPR interviewer Steve Inskeep asked him to touch upon was protests on college campuses, specifically the efforts to change Harvard Law School’s seal and to rename Yale University’s Calhoun College. There are the physical logistics of it — getting together the interviewer, editors, producer, engineer, and a five-person video crew, plus all that audio and video equipment. Above, Obama pauses during remarks on the recent shootings in California, after meeting with victims’ families at Indian Springs High School, in San Bernardino, California, Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. Here’s his explanation for calling the GOP’s stance an outlier on climate, even compared with “far-right” parties in other places: “Even far-right parties in other places acknowledge that the science shows that temperatures are going up and that that is a really dangerous thing we’ve got to do something about,” ...

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  • Police Identify Student Killed In City School Stabbing. Baltimore police spokesman T.J. The teen had been in class on the third floor of the school building in the 1300 block of McCulloh Street when a sophomore went into the classroom and stabbed him at approximately noon on Tuesday, Nov. 24, police reported. Police said Sunday that investigators are collaborating with the state’s attorney’s office to file additional charges now that the victim has died. Crawford remains in police custody, officials reported. “It’s a tragedy anytime we have someone killed in an act of violence, even moreso when it’s a child. ...

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  • Las Vegas Strip crowds struck as car plows into pedestrians on sidewalk; Canadian critical. Police say one person was killed and six are in critical but stable condition after a car crashed into groups of pedestrians Sunday night on the Las Vegas Strip. A woman intentionally swerved her car onto a busy sidewalk two or three times Sunday and mowed down people outside a Las Vegas casino, killing one person and injuring at least 30 others, police said. The vehicle was in the northbound lanes of Las Vegas Boulevard near Bellagio Way when it drove up onto the sidewalk about 6:30 p.m. in front of the Paris Hotel & Casino and struck pedestrians, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Lt. The deceased victim has been identified by Clark County coroner John Fudenberg as 32-year-old Jessica Valenzuela of Buckeye, Ariz., a suburb of Phoenix. A total of 37 people were impacted — in addition to the fatality and critical patients, 26 suffered non-critical injuries and four were treated and released from area hospitals. Brett Zimmerman said. “We know this was not an act of terrorism,” he said. “We will comb through that footage to get a detailed idea of what occurred. “ After the crash, the vehicle continued to head east on Flamingo Road before it was found at a hotel, McGrath said. The vehicle then went further down the road and backed into another crowd of pedestrians, he said, estimating that rate of speed at between 45 and 65 kilometres per hour. Joel Ortega said it made ...

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  • Lindsey Graham Ends His Presidential Campaign. WASHINGTON — With just over a month to go until early voting begins in the 2016 race for president, Republican Sen. Graham’s focus on national security and fighting terrorism was influential in the overall primary debate, but he was not well known outside South Carolina or the Senate.South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham dropped out of the Republican presidential race on Monday, reducing the candidates in the party’s still-crowded field to 13. “I’m going to suspend my campaign. Graham to remove his name from the South Carolina ballot for his home state’s primary. “Since launching my campaign for president on June 1, I have offered a path to saving the American dream and working together on bold solutions to solve big problems,” said Mr. Graham, one of the most hawkish foreign policy voices in the race who has nonetheless been stuck in the low single digits in polls. “This has been a problem solvers’ campaign. I believe we have run a campaign we can be proud of,” Graham said. “We put forth bold and practical solutions to big problems about retiring our debt and fixing our broken immigration system. I have tried to be honest with the American people, look for realistic ways to get things done, and inject a little humor along the way,” he said. “Most importantly, the centerpiece of my campaign has been securing our nation. John McCain of Arizona, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee and chairman ...

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    Lindsey Graham suspends his presidential campaign
  • Alleged robber fatally shot by off-duty police officer. “It appears that this is a robbery gone wrong and the officer fired in self-defense,” Anne Arundel Police Lt. The shooting Saturday at 1:30 a.m. on a block of homes decorated with Christmas lights in the Baltimore suburb of Linthicum Heights was being investigated by Anne Arundel County Police, Fox 45 reported. On getting up to investigate the noise in the 100 block of Homewood Road in Linthicum Heights, at around 1:30am on Saturday morning, the officer discovered Moreland, 32, brandishing what appeared to be a revolver, and shot in self-defense using his service weapon. Because he had just finished his shift, the officer was not in uniform. “One of those pieces of evidence was a toy gun that was very realistic, looked like a black revolver, that’s believed to be what the suspect pointed at the officer,” Frashure told WBAL TV. “We feel very bad for the Moreland family to deal with the loss of a son especially around the holidays,” Lt. That’s when the policeman, who was not wearing his uniform at the time, pretended to reach out for his wallet and instead took out his own gun from a bookbag and shot the mugger several times, from a close distance. It’s a very unfortunate incident to be placed into.” “He had just gotten off work,” Frashure told WJZ-TV. “He had his duty weapon inside of a bag and when the suspect asked for a wallet, he reached into his bag like he was getting his wallet. The suspect, ...

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  • DeWine announces settlement with JPMorgan Chase. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay $150 million to public pension funds and individuals hurt by its $6 billion “London Whale” trading loss. Han Solo’s line in the new “Star Wars” film could also apply to Walt Disney Co. and the team of filmmakers, marketers and distribution executives who delivered a record-breaking weekend debut, setting the stage for years of movies, merchandise and attractions tied to the most successful science-fiction franchise in history. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” collected $238 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales, topping the $208.8 million hauled in by Universal Studios’ “Jurassic World” in June, market researcher Rentrak Corp. said in a statement Sunday.NEW YORK: US regulators fined JPMorgan Chase $307 million Friday for failing to disclose conflict of interests to clients when it recommended proprietary investment products over third-party options. JPMorgan Chase will pay more than $US300 million ($422 million) to settle allegations it didn’t inform clients properly about numerous conflicts of interest in how it managed customers’ money over a half decade.COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – The Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Monday a $150 million class action settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co. over a 2012 trading scandal. The largest US bank by assets didn’t tell customers it reaped profit by putting their money into ...

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    JPMorgan, pension funds settle investor loss case for $150M
  • DeWine announces settlement with JPMorgan Chase. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay $150 million to public pension funds and individuals hurt by its $6 billion “London Whale” trading loss. Han Solo’s line in the new “Star Wars” film could also apply to Walt Disney Co. and the team of filmmakers, marketers and distribution executives who delivered a record-breaking weekend debut, setting the stage for years of movies, merchandise and attractions tied to the most successful science-fiction franchise in history. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” collected $238 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales, topping the $208.8 million hauled in by Universal Studios’ “Jurassic World” in June, market researcher Rentrak Corp. said in a statement Sunday.NEW YORK: US regulators fined JPMorgan Chase $307 million Friday for failing to disclose conflict of interests to clients when it recommended proprietary investment products over third-party options. JPMorgan Chase will pay more than $US300 million ($422 million) to settle allegations it didn’t inform clients properly about numerous conflicts of interest in how it managed customers’ money over a half decade.COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – The Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Monday a $150 million class action settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co. over a 2012 trading scandal. The largest US bank by assets didn’t tell customers it reaped profit by putting their money into ...

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    JPMorgan, pension funds settle investor loss case for $150M
  • 1 dead in Las Vegas after woman with 3-year-old in vehicle plows into crowd. Police say one person was killed and six are in critical but stable condition after a car crashed into groups of pedestrians Sunday night on the Las Vegas Strip.A woman intentionally swerved her car onto a busy sidewalk two or three times Sunday and mowed down people outside a Las Vegas casino, killing one person and injuring at least 30 others, police said. The vehicle was in the northbound lanes of Las Vegas Boulevard near Bellagio Way when it drove up onto the sidewalk about 6:30 p.m. in front of the Paris Hotel & Casino and struck pedestrians, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Lt. The deceased victim has been identified by Clark County coroner John Fudenberg as 32-year-old Jessica Valenzuela of Buckeye, Ariz., a suburb of Phoenix. A total of 37 people were impacted — in addition to the fatality and critical patients, 26 suffered non-critical injuries and four were treated and released from area hospitals. Danita Cohen, spokeswoman for University Medical Center, said 11 of the crash victims, including at least five Canadians, were brought to its trauma centre. Brett Zimmerman said. “We know this was not an act of terrorism,” he said. “We will comb through that footage to get a detailed idea of what occurred. “ After the crash, the vehicle continued to head east on Flamingo Road before it was found at a hotel, McGrath said. Of the victims, some were from Montreal and needed a ...

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    Las Vegas Sidewalk Crash: One Dead, Dozens Hurt in ‘Intentional Act’
  • Biggest news you missed this weekend. RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The man who authorities say bought the assault rifles his friend used in the San Bernardino massacre was set for his second court appearance on a terrorism-related charge Monday. It’s telling that the most-talked about moment during Saturday’s Democratic debate in New Hampshire was Hillary Clinton returning late to the podium after a commercial break.The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Saturday said U.S. officials ‘‘sloppily approved’’ the visa application of Tashfeen Malik, one of the shooters in the massacre in San Bernardino, California, that left 14 people dead. While investigators are still trying to piece together the details of the plot, husband and wife Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik appear to have dropped few clues to what they were planning. “They’re not even below the radar. An issue that could have created some fireworks — the disclosure that Sanders’ campaign had improperly accessed Clinton campaign voter data — was defused when Sanders apologized, and Clinton accepted. Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, reviewed Malik’s visa application and said that immigration officials had not sufficiently vetted the information that Malik provided in her efforts to obtain a visa. They’re stealth,” said Patrick Skinner, a former CIA case officer who is now a security consultant. “Basically, you have a woman with zero friends, who had no contact ...

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  • Does the son of a preacherman hold the Trump card?. He is attracting supporters — loyal, angry, often new to politics — willing to wait in the cold or the sun or the parking lot of a strip mall to see him. “Why am I so optimistic?” Senator Ted Cruz shouted during his speech here, marveling at the venue his following now required. “Because we’re in an airplane hangar instead of a Denny’s!” As he vaults toward the top of the Republican presidential field, leading some Iowa polls and climbing nationally, Mr. Surging presidential candidate Ted Cruz continues to maintain a strong lead over Donald Trump in the critical early-voting state of Iowa, a new poll released Sunday showed. For months, Trump had remained the front-runner in the Hawkeye State, which hosts the nation’s first contest on Feb. 1, but the Texas senator has consistently gained on him in polls, and surpassed him altogether earlier this month. The Republican establishment has been praying for the emergence of a candidate who is popular but still accepts its core values – including those that win the presidency. Republican activists — including many who appreciate Rubio’s formidable political gifts and view him as the party’s best hope for beating Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton — say they are alarmed at his seeming disdain for the day-to-day grind of retail politics. Even some staunch supporters are anxious. “Rubio has not put in the face time that he really ...

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