(CNN)US President Donald Trump sparked outrage again Thursday when he reportedly expressed frustration with people coming to the US from “shithole countries,” the latest in a series of insensitive and offensive remarks about immigrants and refugees.News of the discovery threatened to further tarnish the image of the deeply embattled and bankrupt power utility, which has proven woefully incapable of handling the repairs to its grid. Not long after the storm, it issued a $300 million no-bid contract for rebuilding it to Whitefish Energy, a Montana-based company with just two employees on its payroll. Fierce public outcry eventually led the utility to cancel the contract.
The reversal comes despite Mr Trump telling Theresa May last month that he would come to Britain in the New Year.
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EXCLUSIVE: President cancels his visit to London and pulls out of opening new £750m US embassy blaming the …
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30 square miles. 17 dead. More than 400 homes damaged. The tragic tale of deadly California mudslides
A previous version of this story misspelled Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s last name as Roselló.
Goldstein said that Hoekstra has an interview scheduled with a Dutch media outlet Friday, but he didn’t name the organization.
New US ambassador to Netherlands grilled over 2015 comments
Lawmakers were taken aback by the comments, according to people familiar with their reactions. Sens. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) had proposed cutting the visa lottery program by 50 percent and then prioritizing countries already in the system, a White House official said.
Updated 0658 GMT (1458 HKT) January 12, 2018As night fell, the sounds of chainsaws and heavy equipment filled the air, which hung heavy over the town with a smell of ash mixed with mud. Snapped power poles blocked some street, and authorities were still struggling to figure out how to clear Highway 101, a portion of which still resembles a river rather than a road.
He said he leaves his daughter’s bike unattended and his car unlocked, and has not been targeted.
A wall of water carrying uprooted trees and boulders flowed like a river through the residential street. About a block up from Farrell’s home, firefighters were helping Devon Crail and his wife, Tiare, retrieve items from his parents’ house.
“We stand with the proud people of Iran because it is right, and because the regime in Tehran threatens the peace and security of the world,” Vice President Pence wrote in a column for The Washington Post, directly calling out Obama for not doing the same in 2009. “That is the essence of American leadership, and as the people of Iran now know, the United States is leading on the world stage for freedom once again.”
“We had a bipartisan coalition who worked very hard to protect people’s rights, and we will continue to fight and continue to educate our colleagues about it,” Mr. Amash said.Today Dutch press welcomed @petehoekstra as new ambassador to the Netherlands. In 2015 Hoekstra said Dutch"politicians are being burned" (not true). The only one who did get burned today is… Hoekstra himself. By refusing to answer our questions.pic.twitter.com/Dv2aalbhDP
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The death toll from the powerful debris flows that hit the Southern California community of Montecito has risen to 15. The storm that slammed the California coastal community is over. The search for victims continues. (Jan. 10) AP
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### Members of the media may direct enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org draw a link between the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which includes a provision that allows the National Security Agency to monitor foreign nationals without warrants, to his allegations that his campaign had been spied on by the Obama administration.
Some parts of Puerto Rico are still without power. (ALVIN BAEZ/REUTERS) “We have periods that are really high in criminal violence and they always relate to other social and economic factors,” he told The News.
The vote, 256 to 164, centered on an expiring law that permits the government, without a warrant, to collect communications from United States companies like Google and AT&T of foreigners abroad — even when those targets are talking to Americans. Congress had enacted the law in 2008 to legalize a form of a once-secret warrantless surveillance program created after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for “peanuts,” only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!
Trump built his candidacy and presidency around hard stances on immigration, vowing to build a wall along the Mexican border and cut legal immigration by half, among other positions. Officials at the Department of Homeland Security have increased immigration raids, including dozens this week at convenience stores across the country.
Marisa Peñaloza /NPR hide captionHours before the vote, President Trump set off last-minute turmoil as Republicans scrambled to secure enough support to extend the law without new privacy constraints.
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