PFLAG National, an LGBTQ advocacy group, announced on Tuesday that it was rescinding its Straight for Equality in Media Award from MSNBC anchor Joy Reid after more homophobic comments she made on her now-defunct blog, The Reid Report, surfaced this week.
The CIA will allow the US Senate to review some classified information pertaining to Gina Haspel, the current deputy director of the agency and the Trump administration’s nominee for its next director, following blowback from Democrats over a lack of information about her professional past.
Virginia State Police are currently investigating claims by NFL wide receiver Paul Richardson that a Virginia state trooper pulled him over Tuesday and asked him whether he’s a drug dealer and in a gang.
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Paraguay decided to leave the South American bloc last week, and this is a huge step back for the whole region, political analyst Sonia Wiener believes.
The EU has found itself between the devil and the deep blue sea as Washington has announced a new round of anti-Russian sanctions, targeting Europe's most valuable aluminum supplier, Rusal, and threatened to exit the Iran nuclear deal. Both moves may inflict heavy economic losses on EU member states.
Iran's Supreme National Security Council secretary has said that in case of US withdrawal from the nuclear deal, Tehran will resume operation of its frozen nuclear facilities. Radio Sputnik discussed Iran nuclear deal with Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi, founder of the American-Iranian Council and a professor of public policy at Rutgers University.
On Monday, China asked the public for submissions of innovative design ideas for the country’s own version of a manned lunar exploration mission currently being planned.
A South Texas judge has been ordered to take racial sensitivity training after a Latino defendant called out the judge’s habit of proclaiming his courtroom “a redneck court.”
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