Friday, April 07, 2017

Senate uses "nuclear option"-final confirmation vote for Gorsuch today; ISIS executes 33 in Syria...more

Trump’s Supreme Court nominee moves to final confirmation vote after historic rule change ...Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-KY, used the "nuclear option," a rule change, so that Democrats couldn't filibuster Gorsuch. McConnell did this because Republicans didn't have the 60 needed votes to end debate (the filibuster). Democrats successfully blocked Gorsuch's nomination by voting against ending debate this morning. Without the "nuclear option," Democrats would have been able to continue blocking Gorsuch's nomination...

ISIS Brutally Executes 33 People in Syria
The Islamic State reportedly executed 33 people in eastern Syria on Wednesday, reports.

The killings took place in the al-Mayadin desert near the city of Deir Ezzor.

The initial report came from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights which said that the terrorist group carried out the executions with sharp tools.

Those executed were between the ages of 18 and 25. The human rights group noted that this mass killing was “the largest execution operation carried out by the Islamic State organization in 2017."...

Boko Haram kidnaps 22 girls and women in north-east Nigeria
 ...Boko Haram Islamists have abducted 22 girls and women in two separate raids in north-east Nigeria, residents and vigilantes said.

In the first attack on Thursday, the jihadists raided the village of Pulka near the border with Cameroon where they kidnapped 18 girls...

Heavy security measures to be taken in Jerusalem for Passover, Easter More than 3,500 policemen will patrol Jerusalem during Passover and Easter with an emphasis on the Old City, where some 150,000 visitors from around the globe are expected to gather at the Western Wall and in the Christian Quarter.

Following two recent stabbing attacks in the Muslim Quarter, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said security will be at its highest level to ensure the public’s safety.

Close to Half of American Adults Infected With HPV
More than 42 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 59 are infected with genital human papillomavirus, according to the first survey to look at the prevalence of the virus in the adult population. The report, published on Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics, found that certain high-risk strains of the virus infected 25.1 percent of men and 20.4 percent of women...


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