Daily Archives: February 1, 2019

New Orleans Saints fans get special treat while boycotting Super Bowl

New Orleans Saints fans will be snacking on something sweet during Sunday’s Super Bowl. (Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams) New Orleans Saints fans will be snacking on something sweet this weekend as many of them protest Super Bowl LIII after a missed call cost them the chance to play in it. Head Coach Sean Payton told reporters Wednesday at the Saints’ end-of-the-year press ...

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U.S. federal judge mulls gag order in Roger Stone case

A U.S. federal judge on Friday cautioned longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone not to treat the charges against him like a public relations campaign or book tour, and said she may issue a gag order in the case. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said she had already noticed a significant amount of publicity in the case, including television ...

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As controversy swirls, François Legault concedes Islamophobia exists in Quebec

Quebec Premier François Legault has clarified his controversial comments about Islamophobia, now saying such discrimination exists but that it is not widespread.  In a statement Friday, the premier’s office said Legault meant to say that there isn’t an “undercurrent” of Islamophobia in Quebec. “Quebecers are open and tolerant and will continue to be,” the statement said. “Unfortunately, too many racist acts still occur today in ...

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U.S. will withdraw from nuclear arms treaty if Russia doesn't stop missile activity, White House says

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday the U.S. is pulling out of a treaty with Russia that has been a centrepiece of arms control since the Cold War.  The American withdrawal had been expected for months. It follows years of unresolved dispute over Russian compliance with the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which bans certain ground-launched cruise missiles. Russia denies violating the treaty.  Pompeo said the U.S. ...

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Trudeau takes aim at Ford over possible kindergarten cuts as campaign-style rhetoric heats up

Justin Trudeau says he’s not just concerned about possible cuts Premier Doug Ford could make to Ontario’s education  system as Canada’s prime minister — he’s also concerned as a father with children in the province’s schools. Trudeau made the comments during a wide-ranging town hall meeting Thursday night at a Milton, Ont., high school. The prime minister said he was “deeply ...

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