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February 21, 2017 8:58 PM 5 things to expect from CPAC 2017

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference will once again bring some of the brightest stars in the conservative political world together to share ideas and strategies. Speakers this year will include President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Ted Cruz among others. Below are five things viewers can expect to see discussed at the national 16

February 21, 2017 6:58 PM White House says transgender students are a states’ rights issue

Responding to reports that President Trump will reverse the Obama administration’s rule on transgender bathrooms for students, the White House said Tuesday that Mr. Trump views it as a “states’ rights” matter. White House press secretary Sean Spicer didn’t specifically discuss details of a pending action but said guidance will be coming from the Justice 10

February 21, 2017 2:37 PM Supreme Court rejects Alabama death penalty inmate's appeal

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a death penalty appeal brought by an Alabama man convicted in the 1982 shooting death of his girlfriend's husband. The court's announcement that would not hear Thomas Arthur's case came after the eight-justice court narrowly agreed to block his execution in November. Two justices, liberals 15

February 21, 2017 1:27 PM Provocateur invited to conservative summit, then disinvited

Values and ideals Despite a history of inflammatory statements, Milo Yiannopoulos was until Monday scheduled to speak at the CPAC conference. The controversy reflects a larger debate about balancing free speech and the value of civility. February 20, 2017 —Some speech can be too provocative for conservatives, too. At least that’s one way to read the message 14

February 21, 2017 1:00 PM Fight Over Supreme Court Pick Neil Gorsuch Set to Ramp Up

Conservative groups will rally behind the nominee while Democrats plot their opposition WASHINGTON—The battle over the next Supreme Court justice will soon shift into a higher gear with less than a month to go before Judge Neil Gorsuch appears before a Senate panel considering his nomination. Judge Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s choice to fill the seat that has been open since 9

February 21, 2017 8:58 AM After weekend of anti-Semitic acts, including cemetery desecration, Trump urged to ‘step forward’

The gravesites of more than 170 Jews were vandalized at a cemetery in University City, Mo., sometime over the weekend. And on Monday, the Anti-Defamation League reported a wave of bomb threats directed against Jewish Community Centers in multiple states, the fourth series of such threats since the beginning of the year, it said, a development that elicited 24

February 21, 2017 12:07 AM Uber will release its first diversity report in the next few months

A day after a former Uber site reliability engineer (SRE) Susan Fowler Rigetti posted a detailed narrative about unwanted sexual advances from her manager and a lackluster response from Uber’s human resources (HR) department, prompting Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick to call for an investigation, Kalanick today provided employees with more detail 19

February 20, 2017 11:40 PM More Bomb Threats Close Jewish Community Centers Across The Nation

Jewish Community Centers were shaken by another wave of bomb threats, forcing evacuations in nine states Monday. Eleven Jewish Community Centers received threatening calls Monday, said Marla Cohen, communications manager for JCCA, the Jewish Community Center Association. Law enforcement officials were investigating the threats and, as of late Monday 11

February 20, 2017 9:13 AM House of Lords begins debating Brexit bill

LONDON: Britain’s House of Lords begins debating a bill Monday empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to kickstart Brexit – a potentially tricky test given her Conservatives do not hold a majority there. Discussions in the unelected upper house of parliament get underway after the lower House of Commons overwhelmingly approved the draft legislation earlier 14

February 20, 2017 4:50 AM New Zealand judge upholds Kim Dotcom extradition ruling

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand judge on Monday upheld an earlier court ruling that flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues can be extradited to the U.S. to face criminal charges. The decision comes five years after U.S. authorities shut down Dotcom's file-sharing website Megaupload and filed charges of conspiracy 16