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Slew of white nationalist Twitter accounts suspended

Jul 11, 2020 - 9:56 AM

The move comes days after release of a report by nonprofit Global Project Against Hate and Extremism saying propaganda pushed by white supremacist network Generation Identity is 'rampant' on Twitter and YouTube

TWITTER. In this file photo illustration, a Twitter logo is displayed on a mobile phone on May 27, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. File photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

White Sox say two players tested positive for coronavirus

Jul 06, 2020 - 5:44 PM

The two players both request privacy, so the White Sox decline to comment further except to say they are asymptomatic and isolated in Chicago

PROPER PROCEDURE. The White Sox say they adhere to all MLB health and safety protocols. Photo from Instagram/@whitesox

Trump tweets – then deletes – video of fan yelling 'white power'

Jun 29, 2020 - 8:42 AM

The phrase 'white power' is considered synonymous with a call for white supremacism. The phrase has been espoused by neo-Nazis, skinheads, and Ku Klux Klan members.

Trump file photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Protestors try to topple statue outside White House

Jun 23, 2020 - 9:42 AM

Several hundred protestors are pushed back by at least 100 security force personnel after they had thrown ropes around the statue of Andrew Jackson

TAKE DOWN. Protesters attempt to pull down the statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square near the White House on June 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Iran scientist freed by U.S. back home after prisoner swap

Jun 08, 2020 - 2:43 PM

Majid Taheri returns to Iran after being detained in the US for 16 months following a prisoner swap with US Navy veteran Michael White

PRISONER SWAP. This handout photo released by the US State Department on June 4, 2020 shows US Navy veteran Michael White (L) holding a folded US flag as he poses with US Special Envoy to Iran Brian Hook at Zurich Airport in Zurich, Switzerland, on June 4, 2020, after White was released from Iran. Photo by US State Department/AFP

Trump hopeful for Iran after American freed in prisoner swap

Jun 05, 2020 - 3:30 PM

'Thank you to Iran, it shows a deal is possible!' US President Donald Trump tweets

US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 23, 2020, in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

White House says China's Tiananmen Square 'slaughter' not forgotten

Jun 05, 2020 - 10:40 AM

Open discussion of the brutal suppression, in which hundreds if not thousands are believed to have been killed, is forbidden in mainland China

MAO. Chinese President Xi Jinping (7th L)) attends a military parade with former presidents Hu Jintao (6th L) and Jiang Zemin (8th L) in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on October 1, 2019. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Trump denies sheltering in White House bunker

Jun 04, 2020 - 12:03 AM

'It was a false report,' Donald Trump tells Fox News radio, before elaborating that he did go into the secure area but only for a 'tiny, little, short period time'

DENIAL. In this file photo US President Donald Trump walks back to the White House escorted by the Secret Service after appearing outside of St John's Episcopal church across Lafayette Park in Washington, DC on June 1, 2020. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

White House dares Twitter in war over Trump tweets

May 29, 2020 - 11:36 PM

The tit-for-tat marks a new escalation in the row between Twitter and Donald Trump, who has more than 80 million followers and uses tweets daily to announce policies, attack opponents, and comment on breaking news

Tech company’s ties to white supremacism trigger debate on surveillance algorithms

May 11, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Revelations call for transparency in how artificial intelligence is used by law enforcement

BANJO. Illustration by Gogi Kamushadze for Coda Story.

U.S. vice president's spokeswoman tests positive for coronavirus

May 09, 2020 - 4:57 PM

News that staffer Katie Miller had fallen ill boost fears that the White House is at risk of becoming a viral hot spot

HIGH OFFICE. Marc Short, Chief of Staff for US Vice President Mike Pence (lef) talks with Katie Miller, the vice president's press secretary in this file photo.  Photo by Doug Mills- Pool/Getty Images/AFP

Former Fox News figure takes over as White House press secretary

Apr 15, 2020 - 11:27 PM

Kayleigh McEnany makes the formal announcement a week after her predecessor Stephanie Grisham stepped down

NEW PRESS SECRETARY. In this file photo Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (R) makes remarks as moderator Kayleigh McEnany(L) listens during a discussion at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, February 23, 2017. File photo by Mike Theiler/AFP

Rare white giraffes killed by poachers in Kenya

Mar 11, 2020 - 4:21 PM

Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy, custodians of the white giraffe, says the deaths was a 'sad day' and a major loss for researchers and tourism providers working in the remote corner of Kenya

A handout image made available by the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy shows the rare white giraffe taken on May 31, 2017, in Garissa county in North Eastern Kenya. Kenya's only female white giraffe and her calf have been killed by poachers, conservationists said on March 10, 2020, in a major blow for the rare animals found nowhere else in the world. The bodies of the two giraffes were found "in a skeletal state after being killed by armed poachers" in Garissa in eastern Kenya, the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy said in a statement. Their deaths leave just one remaining white giraffe alive -- a lone male, borne by the same slaughtered female, the conservancy said.  Handout / Caters News Agency / AFP

White House asks Congress for $2.5 billion to fight coronavirus

Feb 25, 2020 - 1:25 PM

Democrats slam the request as too low, and the House Appropriations Committee releases a statement calling it 'woefully insufficient'

Billionaire candidates shake up Democratic White House race

Feb 14, 2020 - 4:14 PM

Billionaires Mike Bloomberg and Tom Steyer invest hundreds of millions of dollars in their efforts to win the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. And so far, it seems like that strategy is working.

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 13: A television screen shows Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg as he speaks to a crowd on February 13, 2020 in Houston, Texas. The former New York City mayor launched "Mike for Black America," an effort to focus on key issues relating to black Americans on his fifth campaign trip to Texas. Callaghan O'Hare/Getty Images/AFP Callaghan O'Hare / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Former White House chief of staff rips Trump

Feb 14, 2020 - 9:54 AM

Kelly also blasts Trump's portrayal of illegal immigrants as dangerous criminals, saying 'in fact, they're overwhelmingly good people'

KELLY. Donald Trump's respected former chief of staff let rip against the 'illegal' scheme in Ukraine that led to impeachment. Photo by John Watson/AFP

Trump impeachment witnesses lose their jobs

Feb 08, 2020 - 10:17 AM

(UPDATED) The firings come two days after the Senate acquitted Trump of charges he abused his office, and one day after he gave a victory speech branding his opponents as 'evil'

TERMINATED. File photo of Alexander Vindman who was fired as director for European Affairs at the National Security Council. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

China hits out at Taiwan VP's visit to White House

Feb 07, 2020 - 10:37 AM

The White House meeting angers Beijing, which sees self-ruled Taiwan as part of its territory awaiting reunification, by force if necessary

VEEP. Taiwan Vice President William Lai in a file photo taken April 17, 2018. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

Iowa White House vote turns to fiasco as results delayed

Feb 04, 2020 - 10:11 PM

Republicans led by President Donald Trump gloat over the setback, and candidates who normally rely on the Midwestern state's caucuses for momentum as the primary season unfolds are denied that bounce

CAUCUS. Caucus volunteer works on paper work on February 3, 2020 in Carpenter, Iowa. File photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images/AFP

White House lawyers say voters should decide Trump's fate

Jan 26, 2020 - 1:34 PM

Pat Cipollone argues that Democrats are asking the Senate to 'tear up all of the ballots' from the 2016 presidential election and attempting to prevent Donald Trump from running for reelection in November

TRUMP LAWYERS. White House counsel Pat Cipollone (R) and US President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Jay Sekulow (L) arrive at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 22, 2020. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

New Zealand volcano death toll rises to 19

Dec 23, 2019 - 8:50 AM

There were 47 people, mainly Australian tourists, on the island when it erupted

ERUPTION. This handout photo taken and released on December 13, 2019 by the New Zealand Defence Force shows elite soldiers taking part in a mission to retrieve bodies from White Island after the December 9 volcanic eruption, off the coast from Whakatane on the North Island. Handout photo from New Zeland Defence Force / AFP

New Zealand observes silence as PM warns of long volcano probe

Dec 16, 2019 - 11:58 AM

(UPDATED) Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern suspends a cabinet meeting and stands with head bowed to quietly reflect on the disaster

MOMENT OF SILENCE. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (C) and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters stand with cabinet ministers as they observe a minute's silence in respect for victims of the December 9 White Island volcanic eruption, at Parliament in Wellington on December 16, 2019. Photo by Hagen Hopkins/AFP

Divers search for remaining bodies from New Zealand volcanic eruption

Dec 14, 2019 - 1:21 PM

(3rd UPDATE) They are focusing on an area where a body was seen floating in the water earlier in the week

SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL. This handout photo taken and released on December 13, 2019 shows elite soldiers (top R) taking part in a mission to retrieve bodies from White Island after the December 9 volcanic eruption, off the coast from Whakatane on the North Island. Photo handout by New Zealand Defense Force/AFP

New Zealand military set for risky mission to retrieve bodies from volcano

Dec 12, 2019 - 7:04 PM

With the help of drone flights and helicopter pilots who were near the volcano immediately after the eruption, authorities have located 6 of the 8 bodies on the island

PREPARATIONS. This handout photo taken and released by the Royal Australian Air Force on December 11, 2019 shows Flight Lieutenant Danielle Polgar (left) and Squadron Leader Shamus Shepherd from No. 3 Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron preparing medical equipment to load onto a C-130J Hercules prior to a mission to repatriate Australians injured from the White Island volcanic eruption, at the Royal Airforce Base in Richmond. Handout photo by Royal Australian Air Force/AFP/XGTY

Eruption fears halt plans to get bodies off New Zealand volcano

Dec 11, 2019 - 4:07 PM

The official death toll after Monday's explosion on White Island stands at 6, with police listing another 9 as missing, up from the previous figure of 8. It remains too hazardous for rescuers to travel there, however.

WHITE ISLAND VOLCANO. Steam rises from the White Island volcano following the December 9 volcanic eruption, in Whakatane on December 11, 2019.  Photo by Marty Melville/AFP

Heroism, devastation after deadly New Zealand volcano eruption

Dec 10, 2019 - 2:20 PM

Amid questions over why tourists were allowed to visit the volcano, police announce a criminal investigation into the circumstances of the deaths and injuries

VOLCANO. This handout photo taken on December 9, 2019 and released on December 10, 2019 from the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust shows the view from a rescue helicopter as it heads toward the smoldering White Island volcano off the coast of New Zealand's North Island. Handout photo by Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust/AFP

No more survivors on New Zealand island after volcano eruption

Dec 09, 2019 - 11:35 AM

(5th UPDATE) The New Zealand military is expected to make a pass of the island at first light in the hope that people may have survived against the odds

ERUPTION. This handout photograph courtesy of Michael Schade shows the volcano on New Zealand's White Island spewing steam and ash moments after it erupted on December 9, 2019. Handout photo by Michael Schade/AFP

Washington airspace alert sparks White House lockdown

Nov 27, 2019 - 10:47 AM

The North American Aerospace Defense Command deploys a US Coast Guard helicopter to investigate what appeared to be an unidentified aircraft nearing tightly controlled Washington airspace but found nothing


Court says White House must comply with impeachment subpoenas

Nov 26, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Judge Ketanji Jackson says in the decision, 'No one, not even the head of the Executive branch, is above the law'

TRUMP AT THE WHITE HOUSE. In this file photo taken on September 4, 2019 US President Donald Trump updates the media on Hurricane Dorian preparedness from the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Former Trump advisor accuses White House of blocking Twitter access

Nov 23, 2019 - 6:06 PM

White House spokesperson Stephanie Grisham says John Bolton simply didn't know how to use the platform

Handout photo released by the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs of US President Donald Trump's National Security Advisor, John Bolton, speaking during the International Conference for Democracy in Venezuela in Lima on August 6, 2019. Washington warned third parties on Tuesday to avoid doing business with the Venezuelan regime of Nicolas Maduro, as delegates from some 60 countries met in Lima to discuss ways of ending the crisis in South American nation. HO / Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs / AFP

World's oldest captive white rhino dies in French zoo

Nov 14, 2019 - 11:04 PM

Save the Rhino says around 20,000 southern white rhinos – Sana's tribe – are left in the world

SANA. In this file photo taken on October 14, 2017 Sana, a female white rhino strolls through its enclosure at the La Planete Sauvage zoological park in Port-Saint-Pere, western France. File photo by Loic Venance/AFP

'Hero' dog to get a White House homecoming – Trump

Oct 31, 2019 - 9:51 PM

According to the US account, Conan was injured chasing Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi into a dead end tunnel in his Syrian hideout, where the cornered ISIS leader detonated a suicide vest, killing himself and two children

'HERO.' This undated image released by the US Department of Defense on October 30, 2019, shows the military dog who sustained minor injuries during the Al-Baghdadi raid. The dog has returned to duty, according to the Pentagon. AFP PHOTO/US Department of Defense

New impeachment witness shakes White House

Oct 30, 2019 - 12:05 AM

National Security Council Ukraine expert Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman is the first witness to have personally listened in on the July 25 phone call at the core of the impeachment inquiry

WITNESS. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, arrives at a closed session before the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees October 29, 2019 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Trump seeks to discredit entire impeachment

Oct 09, 2019 - 9:33 AM

(UPDATED) In an eight-page letter signed by the White House counsel, the administration bluntly announces it will not cooperate with the Democratic-led House of Representatives, calling its impeachment push illegitimate

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 3, 2019 US President Donald Trump leaves after signing an executive order regarding Medicare at Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center in The Villages, Florida. A second whistleblower has comes forward, this one with first-hand information of the events that triggered an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump for alleged abuse of power, the informant's lawyer said Sunday. Brendan Smialowski / AFP

White House blocks U.S. diplomat impeachment probe testimony

Oct 08, 2019 - 10:30 PM

'The failure to produce this witness...we consider yet additional strong evidence of obstruction of the constitutional functions of Congress,' says House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff

IMPEACHMENT PROBE. In this file photo, Gordon Sondland, the United States Ambassador to the European Union, addresses the media during a press conference at the US Embassy to Romania in Bucharest September 5, 2019. File photo by Daniel Mihailescu/AFP

Democrats threaten to subpoena White House for Ukraine scandal docs

Oct 02, 2019 - 11:08 PM

'The White House's flagrant disregard of multiple voluntary requests for documents have left us with no choice but to issue this subpoena,' says the chairmen of House committees on intelligence, foreign affairs and oversight

WHITE HOUSE. In this file photo, a member of the Secret Service stands guard outside the White House on January 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Chronology of events in the Trump phone call scandal

Sep 27, 2019 - 7:21 AM

Here is a chronology of events in the Ukraine scandal which prompts the opening of an impeachment into inquiry President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump speaks to the press after arriving on Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, September 26, 2019, after returning from New York. SAUL LOEB / AFP

White House sought to bury Trump-Ukraine call – whistle-blower

Sep 26, 2019 - 9:13 PM

(UPDATED) The top-secret complaint, declassified by the administration and released by Congress, caps a stunning week of revelations that have put Donald Trump in the sharpest political and legal jeopardy of his presidency

US-UKRAINE. US President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky shake hands during a meeting in New York on September 25, 2019, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Israel vote deadlock confirmed by near-complete official results

Sep 20, 2019 - 3:22 PM

With 99.8% of the votes counted, Israel's election committee says Benny Gantz's centrist Blue and White has 33 seats out of 120 and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud with 31

(FILES)(COMBO) This file combo image created on April 2, 2019 shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) attending the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem on December 9, 2018 and retired Israeli general Benny Gantz, one of the leaders of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) political alliance, at a press conference in Tel Aviv on April 1, 2019. - Netanyahu and his main opponent Gantz sought to galvanise supporters today on the eve of a tense election with the political fate of the country's longest-serving premier in the balance. (Photos by Oded Balilty and JACK GUEZ / AFP)

Netanyahu, Trump deny report of Israeli spying near White House

Sep 13, 2019 - 10:50 AM

The Israel president says: 'I have a directive: no intelligence connection in the United States, no spying... It's rigorously enforced without any exception'

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu(R) in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, March 25, 2019. - US President Donald Trump on Monday signed a proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a border area seized from Syria in 1967."This was a long time in the making," Trump said alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House. US recognition for Israeli control over the territory breaks with decades of international consensus. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Trump says Iranian leadership 'wants to meet'

Sep 13, 2019 - 7:38 AM

The US president has repeatedly indicated he is ready to meet with President Hassan Rouhani, who is expected to attend the UN General Assembly in New York this month

NUCLEAR DEAL. US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. File photos by Atta Kenare and Nicholas Kamm/AFP

No rice? No problem: 10 healthy alternatives to white rice

Sep 01, 2019 - 1:00 PM

For those quitting rice or simply looking for a healthier alternative, here are 10 options you can check out!

Scientists a step closer to saving northern white rhino from extinction

Aug 24, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Eggs are harvested from Najin, 30, and daughter Fatu, 19, the last two northern white rhinos left on the planet

Najin (foreground), 30, and daughter Fatu, 19, two female northern white rhinos, the last two northern white rhinos left on the planet, graze in their secured paddock on August 23, 2019 at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Nanyuki, 147 kilometres north of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. - Veterinarians have successfully harvested eggs from the last two surviving northern white rhinos, taking them one step closer to bringing the species back from the brink of extinction, scientists said in Kenya on August 23. Science is the only hope for the northern white rhino after the death last year of the last male, named Sudan, at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya where the groundbreaking procedure was carried out August 22, 2019. (Photo by TONY KARUMBA / AFP)

U.S. says will deny citizenship to immigrants who use public benefits

Aug 12, 2019 - 11:06 PM

Announcing a new definition of the longstanding 'public charge' law, the White House says migrants will be blocked from entering the country if they are likely to need public assistance

SUNRISE. In this file photo, Salvadorean migrants heading in a caravan to the United States, walk at sunrise in Escuintla, Guatemala, on November 1, 2018. File photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

Team USA tinkers with World Cup roster anew

Aug 11, 2019 - 8:49 AM

Playing minus its superstars, the US squad of NBA players adds Sacramento's Marvin Bagley and San Antonio's Derrick White

LEVEL UP. Marvin Bagley (left), initially lined up for the younger Select Team, gets picked to join Kyle Kuzma and the US World Cup team. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Mighty Sports completes Jones Cup sweep for 2nd club title

Jul 21, 2019 - 7:20 PM

It's mission accomplished for Mighty Sports as the Philippine club pulls off a perfect 8-0 championship romp

THROWBACK. Former PBA player Joseph Yeo caps his Jones Cup stint with another stellar outing. Photo from SBP-Cignal

Trump escalates war on social media at White House 'summit'

Jul 12, 2019 - 9:51 AM

Trump claims that firms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter – who were not invited to the summit – discriminate against him and his supporters, even though his own Twitter account has nearly 62 million followers

US President Donald Trump looks on as the US attorney general delivers remarks on citizenship and the census in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 11, 2019.  Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Rapinoe: World Cup champions USA to snub White House invite

Jul 10, 2019 - 3:38 PM

'You're excluding me. You're excluding people that look like me. You're excluding people of color,' Team USA star Megan Rapinoe tells President Donald Trump

POWER PAIR. Team USA, bannered by Megan Rapinoe (left) and Alex Morgan, says it doesn’t want to lend the platform it 'worked so hard to build.' Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Attacks on Big Tech likely at White House social media 'summit'

Jul 09, 2019 - 11:43 AM

President Donald Trump has invited conservative critics of Big Tech but excluded the platforms themselves

TRUMP. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump holds a meeting on the opioid epidemic in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 12, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Facebook to broaden effort to root out white nationalist content

Jul 02, 2019 - 2:14 PM

After an external audit, Facebook says it will enhance focus on identifying hate slogans and symbols connected to white nationalism