Obama Foundation Unveils TWBTA-Designed Obama Presidential Center

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Obama's first White House chief of staff, will also be on hand for the discussion. Obama said that despite a bidding competition regarding the center's location, his vote had always been for the University of Chicago's push for a South Side location. [Full Article...]

Iraqi Forces Advance To Northern Edge Of West Mosul, Military Commanders Say

Iraqi Forces Advance To Northern Edge Of West Mosul, Military Commanders Say The Iraqi military said on Saturday that Musherfa had been fully retaken, but officers said on Sunday that there was still fighting in the district. Numerous families are from the Musherfa district of western Mosul, which Iraqi forces entered on Friday. [Full Article...]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Funding for UNESCO will be frozen

Submitted by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and Sudan, the resolution also sharply criticizes Israel's construction in eastern Jerusalem's Old City and "deplores" the Jewish state's "continuous" closure of the Gaza strip. [Full Article...]

Habitat for Humanity, Lowe's invite women to join Women Build Week

Habitat for Humanity, Lowe's invite women to join Women Build Week Jacob Kuntz, director of the Helena Habitat for Humanity, said Saturday couldn't have been a better day to help renovate homes for families who need them. "I certainly have", said Rep. Billings. Nationally, since 2003, Lowe's has committed more than $63 million to Habitat's mission and helped more than 6,500 families improve their living conditions. [Full Article...]

Chibok Girls Released In Swap With Nigerian Government

Chibok Girls Released In Swap With Nigerian Government The exact nature of his illness is still unclear. The girls arrived the Villa at about 7:04 p.m. and are now meeting with Mr. Buhari inside his official residence behind closed doors. The militants split past year with one faction moving away from the group's established figurehead Abubakar Shekau over his failure to adhere to guidance from Islamic State to which Boko Haram pledged allegiance in... [Full Article...]

Tusk warns Brexit negotiations could be 'impossible'

Tusk warns Brexit negotiations could be 'impossible' Mrs May sent shockwaves through Brussels with a dramatic Downing Street statement on Wednesday accusing unnamed "European politicians and officials" of issuing threats deliberately timed to affect the June 8 vote. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned that talks over the post-Brexit EU budget could divide member states, undermining the show of unity they put on at a summit to... [Full Article...]

No Federal Charges In The Death Of Alton Sterling

Share with Us - We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism. It was one in a series of high-profile police killings of black men that inflamed debate over police treatment of minorities. [Full Article...]

Trump to wade into Middle East politics on first foreign trip

Israeli officials reportedly wanted Trump's visit to coincide with the 50th anniversary celebration of the Six Day War and Jerusalem Day, which is often celebrated as the reunification of Jerusalem. "As we look at the violence around the world - and believe me, its violent; I get to see it perhaps better than anybody - we realise how truly blessed we are to live in a nation that honours the freedo... [Full Article...]

Venezuelans block roads to protest Maduro constitution call

More importantly, said O'Neil, a new constitution "will do nothing to fix the economic and humanitarian situation", and won't start to deal with hyperinflation, solve the lack of food or medicine, or fix hospitals. It is the first time that a constituent assembly has been convened since the 1999 Constitution was approved by referendum, and there is little information on carrying out the procedure ... [Full Article...]

Prince Philip Responds To Retirement Well-Wisher With A Top-Notch Dad Joke

He will still serve as patron, president or a member of 780 organisations, but will no longer have "an active role". The gathering sends a message to team Kensington Palace (that's William, Kate and Harry ) and team Clarence House (that's Charles and Camilla), that it's time to all work together, making sure it's business as usual for the royal firm. [Full Article...]

Trump Denies Telling North Korea Not to Test Missiles After Pence Did

Trump Denies Telling North Korea Not to Test Missiles After Pence Did Mr. Trump said he thinks "that China does have reasonably good powers over North Korea" - maybe not "ultimate" powers, "but pretty good powers", he said. A controversial USA anti-missile system in South Korea is now operating and can defend against North Korean missiles, Seoul says. "And it also means being prepared for military operations if necessary", he added. [Full Article...]

Police Chief Fires Officer Who Shot And Killed Black Texas Teenager

Jordan, who was in the front passenger seat, died after being shot in the back of the head. Oliver has been with the department since 2011. Edwards, his two brothers and two other teenagers were driving away from an unruly house party when the officer opened fire on their vehicle with a rifle. [Full Article...]

Mark Green withdraws as Trump's Army Secretary nominee, cites 'false, misleading' attacks

Mark Green withdraws as Trump's Army Secretary nominee, cites 'false, misleading' attacks Two Pentagon officials told The Washington Examiner on condition of anonymity that Mattis left the vetting process to the White House , which explains why Mattis was apparently blindsided by Green's withdrawal Friday after LGBT advocacy groups protested his nomination, The Washington Examiner reports. [Full Article...]

Clevinger, 4 Indians Relievers Combine To One-Hit Royals

Clevinger, 4 Indians Relievers Combine To One-Hit Royals Andrew Miller pitched a ideal eighth - keeping his ERA at 0.00 over 15 2/3 innings this season - and Cody Allen pitched the ninth for his ninth save in nine chances. The inning started with Gamel's single off Martin Perez (1-5). Once more , Eric Hosmer delivered the lone damage to the road nine's starting pitcher courtesy of a RBI single to plate Lorenzo Cain in the fourth. [Full Article...]

Nazi memorabilia find deepens far-right fears in German army

Nazi memorabilia find deepens far-right fears in German army In addition, pictures of soldiers from the Wehrmacht - the Nazi regime's army - hung on the wall of a room in the barracks, where Wehrmacht pistols, more helmets and military decorations were on display. Barracks in Illkirch, based in north-east France, and Fuerstenberg were found to possess material linked to the Wehrmacht army that served under infamous leader Adolf Hitler. [Full Article...]

Big investors urge Trump to stick with Paris climate accord

It has recently been suggested by sources close to the president, quoted by The Hill, that President Trump is keen to leave the Paris agreement . Now at the Draft International Standard (DIS) stage, ISO 14080 specifies principles for designing a framework and guideline to establish methodologies that take into account prevailing climate change policies as well as the 17 United Nations Sustain... [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential election in landslide

He was initially given a slim chance of winning in a country that has never elected a President from outside the traditional parties, the Socialists on the Left and the Republicans on the Right. The prospect of a Le Pen victory had prompted serious concerns about a global right-wing, nationalist resurgence that brought Trump to power and saw Britain vote a year ago to leave the European Union. [Full Article...]

Now, Trump flips on NAFTA

Now, Trump flips on NAFTA U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order during a ceremony with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin at the Treasury Department in Washington, U.S., April 21, 2017. "Mr. President, America's corn farmers helped elect you", Wesley Spurlock, president of the National Corn Growers Association, said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Here's where Trump is going on his first foreign trip as president

Saudi Arabia's powerful Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Trump in Washington in March in a visit a senior Saudi adviser called a "historical turning point" in relations. Netanyahu's government has expanded settlements despite United States efforts to curb the construction. The trip will take place in conjunction with Trump's already-planned attendance at the G-7 conference in Sici... [Full Article...]

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs sanctuary cities ban into law

Since he assumed office, Republican President Donald Trump has been cracking down on immigrants and minorities in the United States, in part by issuing two executive orders to ban entrance of travelers from some predominantly Muslim countries. [Full Article...]

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