Cruz urges biofuels policy revamp at rally for bankrupt U.S. refiner

Published: 2018-02-21 20:50:48 UTC

[Reuters] Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump's administration to push for an overhaul of the nation's biofuels policy, during a rally at a Pennsylvania oil refinery that blames its bankruptcy on the controversial regulation.

UN demands halt of 'monstrous campaign' in Syrian town

Published: 2018-02-21 20:48:00 UTC

[Al Jazeera English] Top UN officials condemn unrelenting bombardment of Syrian enclave as air strikes continue and death toll nears 300.

Tax-Code Changes May Slow Giving to U.S. Colleges, Moody's Says

Published: 2018-02-21 20:26:00 UTC

[Bloomberg] Changes to the tax code may restrict growth in philanthropy to U.S. higher education to less than 6 percent this year, according to a report this week from Moody’s Investors Service.

The Latest: Students raise hands to remember school shooting

Published: 2018-02-21 20:24:14 UTC

[Associated Press] TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida school shooting (all times local): 3:10 p.m. About 2,000 students, parents, teachers and supporters held hands and chanted outside of Marjory Stoneman High School one week after the shooting there. The…

Hate groups in US grow for third straight year: SPLC

Published: 2018-02-21 20:21:00 UTC

[Al Jazeera English] The number of hate groups has grown by 20 percent since 2014, the Southern Poverty Law Center said in a new report.

Rescuers Using Boats to Evacuate Victims as 'Worst Floods in 45 Years' Hit Midwest

Published: 2018-02-21 20:12:20 UTC

[Time]

U.S. Moves to Halt Turkey’s Drift Toward Iran and Russia

Published: 2018-02-21 20:12:00 UTC

[The Wall Street Journal] The Trump administration has embarked on a new campaign to try to repair bilateral ties and pull Ankara out of its deepening alliances with Tehran and Moscow but Washington is struggling to find a way to address Turkey’s chief grievance.

Too Few Stocks Rebounding From Rout for Chart Gurus to Calm Down

Published: 2018-02-21 20:11:04 UTC

[Bloomberg] As reassuring as the stock market’s recovery has been from its February selloff, not everyone is sleeping comfortably.

Correction: Peanut Allergy Treatment story

Published: 2018-02-21 20:08:57 UTC

[Associated Press] In a story Feb. 20 about a preventive treatment for peanut allergies, The Associated Press erroneously reported the results of previous research based on comments by Dr. Andrew Bird. Bird said he misspoke and meant to say that tolerating one peanut reduces th…

Florida School Shooting Survivors Are Rallying for Gun Control. Here's What to Know

Published: 2018-02-21 20:06:21 UTC

[Time]

Is the golden age of water over?

Published: 2018-02-21 19:52:02 UTC

[Al Jazeera English]

Boeing CEO Is Intent on ‘Targeted’ Deals

Published: 2018-02-21 19:50:40 UTC

[Bloomberg] Boeing Co.’s boss threw cold water on speculation that the aerospace giant is contemplating a major acquisition, reaffirming the company’s focus on “targeted” deals and returning cash to shareholders.

Much-touted MS-13 sweep keeps even most basic details secret

Published: 2018-02-21 19:47:49 UTC

[Associated Press] NEW YORK (AP) — It was a tally so impressive that President Donald Trump touted it at his State of the Union address: Since May, agents cracking down on the violent gangs terrorizing the working-class suburbs of Long Island had swept up 428 gang suspects, inc…

"But what about the aid worker?"

Published: 2018-02-21 19:45:05 UTC

[Al Jazeera English] Cambridge Professor Mary Beard's tweets about the Oxfam scandal expose the violence and fragility of white feminism.

New sealed charges brought in case against ex-Trump campaign manager

Published: 2018-02-21 19:44:20 UTC

[Reuters] New sealed criminal charges have been filed in federal court in the criminal case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and campaign aide Rick Gates, a court record indicated on Wednes…

Mueller Files Sealed New Charges in Manafort, Gates Case

Published: 2018-02-21 19:42:50 UTC

[Bloomberg] U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has filed new charges in the case against ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his former deputy, Rick Gates, according to a sealed court filing.

'Baby Steps.' Here Are the Gun Control Proposals President Trump and Congress Are Considering

Published: 2018-02-21 19:42:34 UTC

[Time]

U.S. hate groups proliferate in Trump's first year, watchdog says

Published: 2018-02-21 19:40:33 UTC

[Reuters] The number of U.S. hate groups expanded last year under President Donald Trump, fueled by his immigration stance and the perception that he sympathized with those espousing white supremacy, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Wednesday

Former Netanyahu Aide to Testify in Corruption Case

Published: 2018-02-21 19:40:00 UTC

[The Wall Street Journal] A confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has turned state witness for the Israeli police and will testify in a corruption probe, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday, the latest twist in a series of cases that threaten to bring down Israel…

'111 girls missing' after militant attack

Published: 2018-02-21 19:38:23 UTC

[BBC News] Boko Haram attacked the school in Nigeria on Monday, with many schoolgirls still unaccounted for.

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