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Donors pledge nearly $200 million for family planning

Donors give 200 m to family planningNations and philanthropists pledged close to $200 million Thursday for family planning at an international conference that aimed to make up for the gap left by President Donald Trump's ban on U.S. funding to groups linked to abortion.

In all, 57 nations attended the hastily convened one-day conference in Brussels and the funding drive was boosted by Sweden, Canada and Finland each promising 20 million euros ($21 million). The private Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation also provided $20 million.


Environmentalists urge French bank not to finance Texas fracking project

frackingEnvironmental groups have called on a French bank not to help finance a fracked-gas export terminal planned for south Texas.

A report released on Wednesday urges BNP Paribas and its US subsidiary, Bank of the West, to state it will not finance any projects for liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and to adopt a policy of not backing LNG export schemes. One of the proposals, the Texas LNG terminal, would be built on 1,000 acres of land, potentially making it the largest facility of its kind in the country.


Sessions willing to recuse himself from Russia investigation

Jeff SessionsAttorney General Jeff Sessions said early Thursday that he would be willing to recuse himself from any investigation of Russian involvement in President Trump's campaign if it's "appropriate."

"I have said whenever it's appropriate, I will recuse myself," he told NBC News. "There's no doubt about that."


Trump team's many, many denials of contacts with Russia

Paul ManifortPresident Trump, and his presidential campaign, have issued at least 20 denials of campaign officials' communications with and connections with Russian officials. Here's a listing of their denials beginning over the summer:
July 24, 2016

Paul Manafort, appearing on ABC’s This Week, is asked by host George Stephanopoulos whether there are any connections between the Trump campaign and Russia or its president. “No, there are not. And you know, there's no basis to it."
Aug. 5, 2016


55 charged in meth, heroin, firearm crackdown in California

55 charged with meth, heroin, firearms sales in Ca.The U.S. Department of Justice charged 55 people with crimes ranging money laundering to trafficking heroin, methamphetamine and firearms in California.

The people charged, including known drug dealers and gang members, are accused of supplying a "substantial portion" of the heroin and methamphetamine distributed in North County, Calif., the Justice Department said.


Egypt's Hosni Mubarak acquitted over 2011 protester killings

Hisni Mubarak not guiltyEgypt's top appeals court has found Hosni Mubarak innocent of involvement in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year rule, in a final ruling that could see the former president walk free.

After an all-day hearing on Thursday, Judge Ahmed Abdel Qawi announced: "The court has found the defendant innocent".


Sessions spoke twice with Russian ambassador during Trump’s presidential campaign, Justice officials say

sessions spoke with Russians during campaignThen-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Justice Department officials said, encounters he did not disclose when asked about possible contacts between members of President Trump’s campaign and representatives of Moscow during Sessions’s confirmation hearing to become attorney general.

One of the meetings was a private conversation between Sessions and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that took place in September in the senator’s office, at the height of what U.S. intelligence officials say was a Russian cyber campaign to upend the U.S. presidential race.


Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking

Obama tried to preserve Russia role in electionIn the Obama administration’s last days, some White House officials scrambled to spread information about Russian efforts to undermine the presidential election — and about possible contacts between associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Russians — across the government.

Former American officials say they had two aims: to ensure that such meddling isn’t duplicated in future American or European elections, and to leave a clear trail of intelligence for government investigators.


Trump takes hatchet to EPA; workforce reduced by one fifth

Scott PruittPresident Trump has launched the opening salvo in his assault on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Trump is tearing into the EPA’s budget by a reported 24 percent, which if approved by Congress would slash the agency’s $8.1 billion budget to George H.W. Bush-era levels and reduce the EPA’s workforce by one-fifth.


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