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Woman pleads not guilty over Statue of Liberty protest

Woman pleads not guilty over Statue of Liberty protest

Okoumou is now being held on federal charges of trespassing, disorderly conduct and other charges, the New York Daily News reports . A woman appears to be climbing up the Statue of Liberty on July 4, 2018, in NY. Yesterday, for immigrant activist Therese Patricia Okoumou , protestingmeant scaling the Statue of Liberty in a courageous demonstration against Trump's terrible anti-immigration policies on the very day meant to mark America's independence.


Scuffles as Israel readies to demolish Bedouin village

Scuffles as Israel readies to demolish Bedouin village

In a late vote on Monday night, the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) passed a new bill with 87 in favor and 15 against, allowing Israeli authorities to deduct millions of USA dollars from the Palestinian tax revenues it collects on behalf of the PA on goods entering through the Israeli controlled ports.



Klamathon Fire kills 1; dozen wildfires dot California

Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency on Thursday night for Siskyou County because of the raging fire. A wildfire in northern California killed one person, destroyed buildings, forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from nearby communities and prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency.


Who is Andrew Wheeler, the new acting EPA administrator?

Who is Andrew Wheeler, the new acting EPA administrator?

During his confirmation hearing to be the EPA's deputy administrator, Wheeler was overshadowed by another Trump nominee, Kathleen Hartnett White - Wheeler's nomination was therefore under less scrutiny. Wheeler is a former energy industry lobbyist who worked on behalf of Murray Energy, owned by Robert Murray, a Trump supporter who donated $300,000 to the president's inauguration.


China trade battle kicks off; markets take it in stride

China trade battle kicks off; markets take it in stride

They kicked in just after midnight ET, which is noon in Beijing. Retaliatory measures "took effect immediately", Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Lu Kang (陸慷) said . Ok?" But the trade gap between the U.S. and China widened sharply, Commerce Department said. He also upped his threat to go further - saying he'd target up to US$500 billion of Chinese goods if they retaliate.