How infighting could derail the US Democrats

How infighting could derail the US Democrats

But even as Sanders and party leadership increasingly make ties on Capitol Hill, infighting with roots in the ideologically loaded and often deeply personal 2016 primary are threatening to blow up the détente. This new series of emotional and racially tinged arguments could shatter a fragile peace, forged in opposition to President Donald Trump, and undermine Democratic efforts to claw back control from Republicans in Congress during next year’s midterm election season. Turner was appointed by Sanders to the DNC’s “unity commission” in the wake of the 2016 contest. Her…

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Trump threatens 'military option' in Venezuela, Pentagon says it has 'no orders'

Trump threatens 'military option' in Venezuela, Pentagon says it has 'no orders'

Posted August 12, 2017 09:11:19 Photo: Protests have rocked the country over the past few months, with demonstrators calling for a new presidential election. (AP: Ariana Cubillos) US President Donald Trump has threatened a military intervention in Venezuela, a surprise escalation in Washington’s response to the country’s political crisis. Mr Trump has been blasting Nicolas Maduro’s moves to consolidate power, describing him as a “dictator”, while the White House has raised a series of sanctions against the Venezuelan President. “The people are suffering and they are dying. We have many…

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Three generations of one family win Indigenous art award

Three generations of one family win Indigenous art award

Posted August 11, 2017 22:15:03 Photo: Overall NATSIAA winners Frank Young (R), his niece Rhonda Dick, and grandson Anwar Young. (Supplied: MAGNT) Related Story: Great-grandmother surprised to win national Indigenous art award Related Story: Taree artist again chosen as a finalist in prestigious national Indigenous Art Award A multimedia work of a young man looking out through the bars of suspended spears that both protect and imprison him, created by three generations of one family, has won the overall prize at this year’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art…

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Hugh lives it up in Broome

Hugh lives it up in Broome

BROOME has been given a massive tourism fillip by actor Hugh Jackman, who has instagrammed his recent trip to the region to 14 million followers. Images of him fishing under blue skies, diving off a cliff into a gorge and standing outside the world’s oldest operating picture garden have elicited praise from across the globe. Images taken from a plane show the magnificent colours of Simpson Beach surrounded by red sand and blue and green water. media_cameraHugh Jackman holidays in Broome.In another photo, he stands metres in front of a…

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Fired engineer: Google tried to shame me

Fired engineer: Google tried to shame me

James Damore, the Google engineer fired after writing a controversial 3,300-word memo on diversity, is questioning why Google pushed him out when it did. In an op-ed published on Friday in the Wall Street Journal, Damore wrote that he first circulated his lengthy memo to some people at Google about a month ago. It wasn’t until the memo went viral inside Google and was leaked externally last weekend that Google (GOOG) decided to take action, he said. Damore was fired on Monday. “There was no outcry or charge of misogyny….

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