Trump’s UN ambassador pick Kelly Craft grilled on her 300 absences as Canada envoy

Trump’s UN ambassador pick Kelly Craft grilled on her 300 absences as Canada envoy

Craft sounded very unlike a future Trump administration official in a hearing, promising to prioritize humanitarian aid and tackle climate change. United Nations ambassador nominee Kelly Craft appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for her confirmation hearing Wednesday, and while she praised the UN as a “vital institution,” much of the hearing was spent examining her record as the US’s top diplomat in Canada. Craft has served as the US ambassador to Canada since…

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NHL's salary cap could spawn trade frenzy in next 10 days

NHL's salary cap could spawn trade frenzy in next 10 days

NHL general managers say there is more trade chatter now than at any time in recent years, and much of it has to do with a wide gap between the haves and have-nots across the NHL: A handful of teams know they will be up against the salary cap ceiling and many others have plenty of room and can use it to take on bad contracts to get better. Powered by WPeMatico

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Biden’s competitors want an apology for his boasting about “civility” with segregationists

Biden’s competitors want an apology for his boasting about “civility” with segregationists

“I’m disappointed that he hasn’t issued an immediate apology,” said Sen. Cory Booker. A number of Democratic presidential candidates, including Sen. Cory Booker and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, are calling on former Vice President Joe Biden to apologize for his recent comments about “civility” in Washington, in which he boasted about being able to work with segregationist senators. “Vice President Biden’s relationships with proud segregationists are not the model for how we…

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Google employees join protest at Alphabet’s shareholder meeting

Google employees join protest at Alphabet’s shareholder meeting

Workers joined community activists in demanding change from Google on how it handles sexual harassment in the workplace and its plans to build a censored search engine for China. For the first time, Google employees coordinated with multiple activists and investors to create several proposals that they presented at a company shareholder meeting on Wednesday. Around 100 Google employees and community activists also protested as a united group outside Alphabet headquarters during the meeting. It…

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House Democrats vote to repeal 9/11-era law used to authorize perpetual war

House Democrats vote to repeal 9/11-era law used to authorize perpetual war

Democrats want Trump to know: Any military action against Iran needs congressional authorization. As the United States escalates tensions with Iran, House Democrats are sending President Donald Trump a message: If he wants to take any military action, he has to get permission from Congress first. The House voted Wednesday to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), which was passed in the days after 9/11, and gave President George W. Bush…

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