‘Growing pains’: 32 vehicles towed since Halifax began its Gottingen Street bus lane project

Haligonians have had a hard time adapting to the municipality’s new priority bus lane on Gottingen Street, with the city saying that since Oct. 24, 32 vehicles have had to be towed from the thoroughfare. Vehicles being loaded onto flatbeds have become a familiar sight to those on Gottingen Street between the hours of 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., and […]

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Melania Trump’s ‘Be Best’ White House Ornaments Lead To Christmas Jeer

Melania Trump’s blood-red Christmas trees weren’t the only part of the White House holiday decor to come under scrutiny on social media.  Twitter users also spotted “Be Best” ornaments, referring to the first lady’s youth campaign to encourage “positive social, emotional and physical habits” in children. One facet of the campaign is to “avoid negative social media interaction,” which has some […]

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Mississippi voters head to the polls in special election marred by controversy

Voters in Mississippi head to the polls Tuesday in a runoff election for a U.S. Senate seat that few thought would be competitive, but has drawn national attention after numerous missteps by GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith sparked concerns among the Republican Party that her lead over Democratic challenger Mike Espy was tightening. Interested in Midterm Elections? Tuesday’s runoff was supposed […]

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US won’t ‘confirm or deny’ charge against Wikileaks’ Assange

Supporters of embattled WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are expected to ask a U.S. district court judge Tuesday to unseal the mystery case against Assange that prosecutors mistakenly revealed recently in an unrelated criminal case in Virginia. Interested in WikiLeaks? But in a line right out of a spy movie, the U.S. government on Monday said in a court filing that […]

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On Politics: Trump and Mexico’s New Leader Square Off Over Migrants

Good Tuesday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today. _____________________ • The incoming president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has built his political career on defending the poor. But as President Trump vows to keep thousands of migrants from crossing the border, his commitments are already being tested. • The discord at […]

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GOP Candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith Repeated Sexist Jokes At 2011 Convention, Video Shows

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) laughingly repeated sexist jokes as the keynote speaker at a 2011 Mississippi Farm Bureau convention as the audience guffawed in a recently unearthed video. It’s the latest controversy to hit the candidate on the eve of a special election as President Donald Trump stumped for her in Mississippi on Monday evening. “If your wife is knocking on […]

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Lone black Republican U.S. congresswoman slams Trump after defeat

(Reuters) – U.S. Representative Mia Love, the only black Republican woman in Congress, lashed out on Monday at President Donald Trump and her party, saying in her concession speech that they had failed to fully embrace minority voters. Love, a conservative from Utah, narrowly lost her bid for a third term to Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, a Democrat, […]

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Trump Says He Looks Like Elvis And Twitter Users Get All Shook Up

Being the president isn’t enough for Donald Trump. Now he wants to be the King. As in Elvis Presley. During a Monday rally in Elvis’ birthplace ― Tupelo, Mississippi ― the president compared himself to the rock icon. “You’ll say I’m very conceited,” Trump said, according to CNN. “Other than the blond hair, when I was growing up they said […]

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