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Alabama education leaders weigh in on DeVos interview

Alabama education leaders weigh in on DeVos interview DeVos told Collins she would explore the possibility of turning IDEA funds - which now go to states and school districts - into vouchers that could follow students to private schools. And like Sessions, she said yes. Susan Henderson, executive director of the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, said she expected DeVos to have been better prepared to answer questions about IDEA. Continua a leggere...

Theresa May: Final Brexit deal means United Kingdom must leave single market

Theresa May: Final Brexit deal means United Kingdom must leave single market The likelihood of the latter materializing is unclear at this point. "On the other hand, Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish Government has published a paper on "Scotland's Place in Europe" making clear the ideal outcome for Scotland, and her commitment to the European Single Market ". Continua a leggere...

Troops threaten midnight action in Gambia crisis

Troops threaten midnight action in Gambia crisis The FCO cited the "deteriorating political situation" and "potential military intervention" following disputed presidential elections on 1 December. As the tension rising, Britain and the Netherlands issued travel advisory warnings, with around 1,000 British tourists expected to leave on special flights on Wednesday alone. Continua a leggere...

Edward Snowden's Russian residence permit extended

Edward Snowden's Russian residence permit extended Snowden's Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, told a local news agency that the permit's new expiry date is 2020, but that the American would have the right to apply for Russian citizenship as of next year. In the final weeks of the Obama administration, the time when the sitting president will pardon people, more than a million supporters have petitioned the White House to pardon Snowden. Continua a leggere...

Gujarat govt declares salary hike up to 124% for fixed-wage staff

Patel said, the government may have to bear an extra financial burden of Rs 1,372 crore every year to implement the hike, which will come into effect from next month. Their salary will increase to Rs 19,950. The lower cadre of the government employees are given 63 per cent hike with revised salary touching Rs 16,224. Continua a leggere...

Donald Trump Will Name Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

Donald Trump Will Name Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to be secretary of agriculture, according to media reports . The usually low-profile post remains the only Cabinet-level job without a nominee in the final days before Trump is inaugurated. In 2006, Perdue defeated Democratic Lieutenant Governor Mark Taylor to win re-election. He worked as a veterinarian in North Carolina before returning to Georgia to be involved in agricultural... Continua a leggere...

BMC polls: Grassroot leaders haggle over winnable seats

BMC polls: Grassroot leaders haggle over winnable seats Despite the souring of relations over the past few years, the BJP and Shiv Sena have been in talks for a pre-poll alliance for the upcoming Brihanmumbai Municpal Corporation (BMC) election, as the top leadership of both parties feel that this will ensure a more comfortable victory. Continua a leggere...

Gambia leader's term extended as tourists are evacuated

Gambia leader's term extended as tourists are evacuated Tourists streamed out of the country, leaving the small airport near Banjul struggling to handle extra flights. The Mauritanian leader left Gambia shortly before midnight, telling Gambia state television that "I am now less pessimistic (Jammeh) will work on a peaceful solution that is in the best interest for everyone". Continua a leggere...

Theresa May seeks strong European Union ties, clean break, with Brexit deal

Theresa May seeks strong European Union ties, clean break, with Brexit deal Instead, Mrs May said she would seek "the greatest possible access to the single market on a reciprocal basis, through a comprehensive trade agreement". The government is now going through the United Kingdom courts to get legal clarity on how much autonomy it has over the Brexit process and how much say parliament should have. Continua a leggere...

Pound drops after Brexit backing from Trump

Pound drops after Brexit backing from Trump The Prime Minister, Theresa May , is to make a speech today in which she will say that Britain is going to be leaving the Single Market . Laying out a 12-point plan that amounts to a hard Brexit, May made it clear she wants a future relationship that is beneficial for both Britain and the EU's 27 member states. Continua a leggere...

Supreme Court sets a date for Brexit ruling

Supreme Court sets a date for Brexit ruling The Government is asking the Supreme Court justices to overturn the decision. According to the Guardian , the Supreme Court will deliver its judgment next Tuesday. Labour has already said it will not vote against the government over invoking Article 50, meaning there is very little chance of Mrs May if the matter goes to Parliament. Continua a leggere...

Local school official reacts to the Betsy DeVos confirmation hearing

Wyden, a Democrat, said DeVos "wavered on fundamental issues" like guns in schools, sexual assault on college campuses, rights for disabled students, harassment and discrimination. Christopher Murphy about whether guns should be allowed in or around public schools. On Wednesday morning, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway appeared on Fox News and accused Democratic senators of "reprehensible" behavio... Continua a leggere...

China Threatens to 'Take the Gloves Off' with Donald Trump over Taiwan

China Threatens to 'Take the Gloves Off' with Donald Trump over Taiwan Lu said. In response to remarks made by the President-elect, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reiterated that the U.S.'s longstanding "One China" policy has been the "political foundation" for many U.S. Asked if he supported the policy, Trump said: "Everything is under negotiation, including 'one China '". On Sunday, Reince Priebus, Trump's incoming chief of staff, said there w... Continua a leggere...

Keanu Reeves rides motorcycle after lunch with friend

Keanu Reeves rides motorcycle after lunch with friend Meanwhile the award-winning actor is gearing up for his action-packed thriller to hit the big screen next month in John Wick: Chapter 2. Most of the photos feature Wick ( Keanu Reeves ) looking characteristically upset. Chapter 2 is set for release on February 10th in the United States and on February 17th in the UK and reunites Reeves with the original's co-director Chad Stahelski and return... Continua a leggere...

Incidente mortale nella galleria del Foro

Incidente mortale nella galleria del Foro Il fatto è accaduto intorno alle 17, sul posto sono intervenuti i vigili del fuoco che hanno estratto dall'abitacolo il conducente dell'auto per poi affidarlo ai medici del 118, che lo hanno trasportato al pronto soccorso. Così tanti automobilisti sono rimasti in coda per diverse ore. Inoltre ci sono anche gli agenti della Polizia Municipale di San Giuliano Terme e Lucca visto che la strada ... Continua a leggere...

Tom Price Politely Dismisses Character Assassinations At Confirmation Hearing

Tom Price Politely Dismisses Character Assassinations At Confirmation Hearing The Georgia Republican would be just the third physician ever appointed to this role. A Price spokesperson told CNN the congressman did nothing wrong, and insisted the stock was purchased by way of a broker-directed account. And they noted The New York Times reported last week that Price and other insiders had been offered a stock deal for a tiny Australian drug maker that quintupled... Continua a leggere...

Obama to Hold News Conference in Final Official Event as President

As US President Barack Obama and his administration gets set to leave office on January 20, handing over the presidency to Donald Trump, Michelle Obama remains one of the most stylish first lady of US of all time. "It was just a matter of getting the guys together after a very long season and finding a time. when the president was available", which happened to be four days before he departs the ... Continua a leggere...

New South Wales Premier Mike Baird resigns

New South Wales Premier Mike Baird resigns The shock resignation comes just a week before an expected cabinet reshuffle, and after a hard 2016 that saw his personal popularity slip dramatically in polling . 'I think Mike was shocked by the result in the Orange by-election. Following that meeting he would resign from parliament effective immediately, he said. Continua a leggere...

AFC Champions League winners Jeonbuk Motors disqualified over bribes

Jeonbuk were docked nine points and fined $91,000 by the K League's disciplinary committee in September for payments a club scout made to referees in 2013. The AFC General Secretary Windsor John said last month that the Asian football body has "zero tolerance towards match manipulation and has done more than many other bodies to tackle that threat to sport". Continua a leggere...

Trump Wants To Flood White House Press Briefings With Sycophants And Propagandists

Trump Wants To Flood White House Press Briefings With Sycophants And Propagandists The press came out swinging, with the White House Correspondents' Association objecting to "any move that would shield the president and his advisers from the scrutiny of an on-site White House press corps" and pledging to battle to hold on to the briefing room and access to administration officials. Continua a leggere...


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