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Senators stifle yawns as impeachment debate drags on for hours

The impeachment trial of President Trump has just kicked off, but Tuesday’s lengthy arguments over the trial rules had the American public — and many lawmakers — zoning out. Dozens and dozens of seats in the Senate gallery went unfilled as House impeachment managers and lawyers for President Trump sparred over whether or not additional […]

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Cuomo’s La Guardia AirTrain is already off the rails

There was one takeaway last week for a few New Yorkers who schlepped out to a remote airport hotel for a public meeting: The La Guardia AirTrain is coming. Cry all you want about its inefficiency and irrationality. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s La Guardia AirTrain proposal has long faced fierce criticism. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose district […]

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Fury as Coca-Cola refuses to ditch single-use plastic

Fury as Coca-Cola refuses to ditch single-use plastic amid claims consumers still want the bottles despite environmental impact World’s biggest plastic polluter Coca-Cola claimed consumers still want bottles It said scrapping them outright now would alienate customers and hit sales Coca-Cola produces around three million tons of plastic packaging a year  Coca-Cola yesterday sparked fury […]

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Trump plans to add Nigeria and six other countries to travel ban

Donald Trump is planning to add Nigeria and six other countries to his travel ban – which could extend to more non-Muslim-majority nations Currently travel is banned from Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria and Yemen – all but one of them Muslim-majority Now administration is considering adding Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania Nigeria […]

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Jeremy Irons attacked over Berlin Film Festival appointment

Berlin Film Festival is slammed for appointing Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons as its jury president because of years-old interviews where he defended groping women and slammed gay marriage Jeremy Irons, 71, was appointed president of the jury for the Berlin Film Festival The British actor will head the international jury for the 70th anniversary  He has […]

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Speeding motorists to face new guidelines

Speeding motorists should still face a ban from the roads even if it costs them their job, senior judges say Senior judges called for new guidelines on those who rack up 12  points or more   Follows evidence that third of drivers dodge a driving ban on hardship grounds The only get-out will be if disqualification will […]