Under the agreement, Moreno will withdraw the International Monetary Fund-backed package, known as Decree 883, that included a sharp rise in fuel costs. Indigenous leaders, in turn, will call on their followers to end protests and street blockades... The two sides will work together to develop a package of measures to cut government spending, increase revenue and reduce Ecuador’s unsustainable budget deficits and public debt.
Gaetz, who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, attempted to attend the testimony of Fiona Hill, a former deputy assistant to the president, but was told that because he was not a member of the House Intelligence Committee that he had to leave. The House Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees are conducting the impeachment inquiry into Trump.
A frustrated Gaetz aired his disappointment to reporters after being told he was not allowed to sit in on the hearing, venting his anger over what he says are “selective leaks” by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and questioning why he was not allowed to be present during Hill’s testimony. Gaetz added that the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., was involved in the impeachment inquiry.
A new study questions the ongoing hypothesis that the blunt force behind a traumatic brain injury causes nerve damage, or axonal injury. A team of researchers, including Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory professor Partha Mitra, found greater signs of blood vessel damage than nerve damage after performing post mortem scans on an injured brain. The findings could influence the treatment of and development of new drugs for TBI... While the researchers could not completely rule out that patients with TMBs also suffered axonal injury, they concluded that traumatic vascular injury is a distinct characteristic of traumatic microbleeds and could be a target for new therapies.
Fiona Hill, who until August served as President Donald Trump's top Russia analyst, is set to testify to the House privately on Monday under subpoena as part of the impeachment inquiry into the president.
The Kurds’ problem, and by association that of the U.S., is that regional powers like Turkey and to a lesser extent Iran and Syria have long held the Kurds in disdain. In fact, Turkey considers the Syrian Kurds to be allies of the Kurdistan Workers' Party or (PKK), which are Turkish Kurds and terrorists fighting for independence for the last 35 years. Basically, the Kurds hijacked our fight with ISIS to feed their regional civil war to earn independence. President Trump is aware of that agenda and is also trying to constrain American hawks who want to use our military willy-nilly across the world.
Another point about all the fake news about the Kurdish plight is evidence of a basic misunderstanding about the Middle East, which is locked in a constant cycle of war in part because of the English and French fools that redrew the maps after World War I... Yes, much of the region is locked in tribal wars and they don’t want democracy. Further, and in part because of those tribal wars, we do not need to stay there another day, much less a century. Rather, let the regional players handle these problems and leave the larger security challenges like China and Russia to the United States.
Appearing on "Fox & Friends: Weekend" with host Pete Hegseth, Morgan said that they would "ask for a stay" so they can continue the construction of the wall that is "needed." "I can promise the American people Monday morning that brand-new, big, beautiful wall is going to be continued to be built along the southwest border so border control can do their job," he told Hegseth."And, I'm still very confident that by the end of 2020, we're going to have that 450 miles of mission-critical wall that we need," he confidently stated.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been hosting informal talks and small, off-the-record dinners with conservative journalists, commentators and at least one Republican lawmaker in recent months to discuss issues like free speech and discuss partnerships... News of the outreach is likely to further fuel suspicions on the left that Zuckerberg is trying to appease the White House and stay out of Trump’s crosshairs. The president threatened to sue Facebook and Google in June and has in the past pressured the Justice Department to take action against his perceived foes.
The shoes were filled with holy water from the Jordan River, and the laces have a crucifix woven into the middle. Parts of the shoe are also made with 100% authentic frankincense wool. The unique shoes were a limited edition, and under two dozen pairs actually exist. [...] Of course, this design was not sanctioned or officially recognized by Nike, but this is the case with many of the custom corporation fashion collaborations...
Mike Bloomberg has indicated to associates in recent weeks that Joe Biden's recent struggles are making him rethink his decision to stay out of the 2020 Democratic primary, according to people familiar with the discussions. "Bloomberg is in if Biden is out," says one source. Biden has not indicated any desire to drop out any time soon. Bloomberg could be in for a showdown with Elizabeth Warren, whether he runs or not, as he has been one of her biggest critics on the Democratic side.
A newborn girl miraculously survived being buried alive in a shallow grave in India in a suspected case of female infanticide. The baby girl was placed inside a traditional earthen pot and buried about 3 feet below ground — and found when another villager dug down to bury his stillborn daughter, according to the Independent... A Bareilly police officer, who didn’t want to be identified, said the baby looked to be about five days old.
Richard, who works for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, is part of a team investigating the bizarre declines in Tennessee and Virginia, as well as Oregon and Washington. The group includes biologists, pathologists and epidemiologists from the University of Wisconsin and the US Geological Survey. They say others are researching similar episodes in Spain. Of the roughly 300 freshwater mussel species in North America, 71% are considered endangered, threatened or of concern, largely because of human degradation of rivers... In the southeast US alone, nearly two dozen species of mussels are thought to have gone extinct.
“I’m not asking for a foreign government to investigate him, I want the United States Congress to investigate him,” Rep. Bradley Byrne, of Alabama, told “Fox & Friends” on Monday.
The resolution, expected to be filed Tuesday, calls for several House committees to formally investigate Hunter Biden’s dealings with Ukrainian firm Burisma Holdings during the period in which his father served as vice president.
The enrollment data confirm what most college officials who've been paying attention already know: that the number of people enrolled in U.S. colleges has tumbled since the recession, dropping from a total head-count peak of 29.5 million in 2010-11 to 26.4 million in 2017-18.
The overall decline of more than 10 percent has been fueled by drops of 47 percent and 23 percent in total head-count enrollments in for-profit and community colleges in that seven-year period, and despite increases in enrollment at public four-year colleges (12.2 percent) and four-year private nonprofit colleges (5.2 percent) during that time.
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