Australian citizenship test to get harder, based on ‘values’

The Australian government unveiled sweeping new citizenship rules this week that require applicants to live here for at least four years, speak English fluently and conform to “Australian values.” Applicants will be asked whether they believe in forced marriages for children, genital mutilation, striking a spouse and prohibiting girls from school. Those questions appear aimed at Muslim immigrants, who have come here in recent […]

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Lawmakers seek details from Trump Organization

Leaders of a House investigations panel on Friday asked the Trump Organization for specifics on how it will donate its profits from foreign government payments to the U.S. Treasury. Before taking office, President Donald Trump promised to donate profits from foreign governments paying for services at his hotels, including one near the White House. A lawyer representing Trump said the […]

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Justice Dept threatens sanctuary cities in immigration fight

The Trump administration intensified its threats to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, sending letters Friday to nine jurisdictions warning it would withhold coveted law enforcement grant money unless they document cooperation.The letters went to officials in California and in major cities including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans, all places […]

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Trump and his aides sow confusion by sending mixed signals on foreign affairs

As he nears his 100th day in office, President Trump’s efforts to appear decisive and unequivocal in his responses to fast-moving global crises have been undercut by confusing and conflicting messages from within his administration. Over the past two weeks, policy pronouncements from senior Trump aides have often been at odds with one another — such as whether Syrian President […]

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Pakistan on alert as top court to rule in case that may oust PM

A ring of steel was placed around Pakistan’s Supreme Court Thursday ahead of a ruling on corruption allegations that could see the prime minister ousted from power after the Panama Papers linked his family to offshore businesses. Around 1,500 police commandoes and riot forces have been deployed around the court in Islamabad ahead of the highly-anticipated decision, expected in the […]

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Facebook confirms it is working on mind-reading technology

If you thought your thoughts were safe, think again: social media giant Facebook has confirmed it is developing technology to read your mind and send what’s inside directly through to the internet. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced during the company’s F8 developer conference in San Jose this week that it is working on a “direct brain interface” that will allow […]

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Companies That Made Big Donations To Trump Inauguration Are Benefiting From Presidency

President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee raised $106.7 million, making the event the most expensive inauguration in U.S. history. Most of this money came from wealthy donors and corporations that chipped in at least  $250,000 ― many of which have benefited from policies enacted by the president during his first weeks in office. One example is Boeing Company, which donated $1 million. […]

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CIA, FBI launch manhunt for insider who leaked top-secret docs to WikiLeaks

CBS News has learned that a manhunt is underway for a traitor inside the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA and FBI are conducting a joint investigation into one of the worst security breaches in CIA history, which exposed thousands of top-secret documents that described CIA tools used to penetrate smart phones, smart televisions and computer systems. Sources familiar with the […]

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