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Trump signs executive order to cut regulations on businesses

Trump regulations orderPresident Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order requiring that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be removed.

"This will be the largest ever cut by far in terms of regulation," Trump said during a signing ceremony.

Trump signed the order, which he said was "a big one," following a meeting with small business leaders. During the meeting, Trump said the "American dream is back," adding that he wants to end regulatory discrepancy between small and big business.


Quebec mosque shooting: 6 dead; premier calls it act of terror

Qebec mosque attackAt least six people were killed in a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City during evening prayers, police said.

Gunmen fired on about 50 people inside the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre on Sunday at 8pm local time (01:00 GMT).

"Six people are confirmed dead - they range in age from 35 to about 70," Quebec provincial police spokeswoman Christine Coulombe told reporters, adding that eight people were wounded and 39 were unharmed.


Lyft Pledges $1 Million to ACLU as #DeleteUber Trends

Lyft pledges $1 Million to the ACLUThe ridesharing app Lyft announced early Sunday morning that it will donate $1 million to the ACLU over the next four years following a controversy surrounding its rival Uber's decision to undercut a New York Taxi Drivers Alliance ban on pickups from JFK airport in response to President Trump's refugee ban.

“Banning people of a particular faith or creed, race or identity, sexuality or ethnicity, from entering the U.S. is antithetical to both Lyft's and our nation's core values,” Lyft co-founders John Zimmer and Logan Green wrote in a letter to customers. "We stand firmly against these actions, and will not be silent on issues that threaten the values of our community.”


Maureen Dowd: Wild Chlld Takes Charge

Editorial: Wild Child Takes ChargeWASHINGTON — So now we’re getting the crazy straight up.

The Doomsday Clock is ticking faster, the resistance is growing, and teetotaler Donald Trump already seems drunk with power.

He’s got the role of his life and he’s casting his show: Steve Bannon is his Roy Cohn, the combative hammer and agitprop genius; Theresa May is Maggie to his Ronnie; Ivanka and Jared are his consiglieri, family to help him figure out who stays and who gets iced; Vladimir Putin echoes the role of Trump’s dad, Fred, who was supremely aggressive and calculating, cool where Donald was hot, someone who believed the world was divided into killers and losers. (But in Putin’s case, it’s literal.)


Second day of protests breaks out against Trump's immigration order

second day of protestProtests broke out Sunday across the country following President Trump's sweeping executive order barring refugees and people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the country for set periods of time.

Lawmakers on Sunday joined thousands of people who gathered in several states to protest the president's order.

People also came out in New York City on Sunday afternoon to protest in Battery Park. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) tweeted that he was heading to there to "protest these awful actions."



Several Trump appointees shared unflattering views of minorities, women on social media

Trump appointees postsSeveral of Donald Trump’s hires at the Education Department have used Twitter and Facebook to share their unfiltered opinions about African-Americans, transgender people and “fat chicks,” a POLITICO review of social media accounts shows.

Derrick Bolen, a former campaign worker, once tweeted: “Walking to class and this black girl goes shout out to all my niggas #ImWhite.”

Teresa UnRue, a former field organizer for the Trump campaign, shared a video on Facebook of an African-American man eating fried chicken and wondering aloud why other African-Americans are mad about slavery when “Y'all weren't no damn slaves."


Calls to stop President Trump's state visit to UK

London opposition to TrumpCalls are being made to cancel a proposed state visit to the UK by President Trump after he issued an executive order clamping down on immigration to the US.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said it would be "totally wrong" for the visit to go ahead later this year.

A petition to stop it has reached over 350,000 meaning it will be considered for debate in Parliament.


More U.S. judges restrict Trump immigration order

More judges ban Trump exec orderFederal judges in three states followed one in New York in barring authorities from deporting travelers affected by U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order imposing restrictions on immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations.

The judges in Massachusetts, Virginia and Washington state issued their rulings late on Saturday or early on Sunday.


U.S. Commando Dies In Yemen Raid That Kills Around 30 People

Southern YemenA U.S. commando died in a dawn raid in southern Yemen on Sunday that killed around 30 people including al Qaeda suspects and civilians, the U.S. military and local Yemeni officials said.

It was the first combat casualty of the Trump administration and its first operation in the war-damaged Arabian Peninsula nation against a powerful al Qaeda branch that has been a frequent target of U.S. drone strikes.


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