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Mnuchin's Chief of Staff Eli Miller Plans to Join Blackstone

Mnuchin's Chief of Staff Eli Miller Plans to Join BlackstoneMiller will work on public policy at the world’s largest alternative asset manager, according to a spokeswoman for New York-based Blackstone. Mnuchin last week announced that Miller is leaving the Treasury Department. Miller’s role has been less as a Wall Street liaison and more a trusted adviser to Mnuchin, helping ensure his boss’s political survival in a White House full of adversaries vying for influence.



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2020 Democrats Sanders, Klobuchar, Warren, Gabbard to join forum on women of color

2020 Democrats Sanders, Klobuchar, Warren, Gabbard to join forum on women of colorIn a nod to the clout of women of color, Democratic presidential hopefuls will outline plans to address issues important to the women at a national forum.



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Stealth Surprise: How the F-35 and 6th Generation Fighters Could Join Forces (And Be Unstoppable)

Stealth Surprise: How the F-35 and 6th Generation Fighters Could Join Forces (And Be Unstoppable)The ultimate weapon?



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Woman who left US to join Islamic State loses round in court

Woman who left US to join Islamic State loses round in courtWASHINGTON (AP) — An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State lost a first round on Monday in a legal fight to return to the U.S. with her toddler son, even as a judge seemed to support at least one argument made by her lawyer for her U.S. citizenship.



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Trump news: California attorney general sues White House over national emergency declaration with 12 states expected to join

Trump news: California attorney general sues White House over national emergency declaration with 12 states expected to joinDonald Trump is being accused of waging a “relentless attack” on the FBI since taking office as the fallout from his decision to declare a national emergency to secure border wall funding continues. The remark comes from former deputy director of the bureau Andrew McCabe – dismissed by ex-attorney general Jeff Sessions in March 2018 after being accused of leaking information to the media – in an interview with NPR’s Morning Edition to promote his new insider account of the bureau, The Threat. President Trump has already responded angrily on Twitter to Mr McCabe’s appearance on CBS’s 60 Minutes on Sunday, in which the latter said he had discussed removing the president under the 25th Amendment and ordered an investigation into whether ex-director James Comey was removed in May 2017 to impede the Russian election hacking investigation.



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Gay couples in Japan join together on Valentine's Day to sue government over same-sex marriage ban

Gay couples in Japan join together on Valentine's Day to sue government over same-sex marriage banThirteen gay couples filed Japan's first lawsuit challenging the country's rejection of same-sex marriage on Valentine's Day, arguing the denial violates their constitutional right to equality. Six couples holding banners saying "Marriage For All Japan" walked into Tokyo District Court to file their cases against the government, with similar cases filed by three couples in Osaka, one couple in Nagoya and three couples in Sapporo. Plaintiff Kenji Aiba, standing next to his partner Ken Kozumi, told reporters he would "fight this war together with sexual minorities all around Japan." Mr Aiba and Mr Kozumi have held onto a marriage certificate they signed at their wedding party in 2013, anticipating Japan would emulate other advanced nations and legalise same-sex unions. That day has yet to come, and legally they are just friends even though they've lived as a married couple for more than five years. So they decided to act rather than waiting. "Right now we are both in good health and able to work, but what if either of us has an accident or becomes ill? We are not allowed to be each other's guarantors for medical treatment, or to be each other's heir," Mr Kozumi, a 45-year-old office worker, said in a recent interview with his partner Mr Aiba, 40. "Progress in Japan has been too slow." Politician Mizuho Fukushima has spoken out in favour of gay rights in Japan Credit: AP Photo/Mari Yamaguchi Ten Japanese municipalities have enacted "partnership" ordinances for same-sex couples to make it easier for them to rent apartments together, among other things, but they are not legally binding. Japanese laws are currently interpreted as allowing marriage only between a man and a woman. In a society where pressure for conformity is strong, many gay people hide their sexuality, fearing prejudice at home, school or work. The obstacles are even higher for transgender people in the highly gender-specific society. The Supreme Court last month upheld a law that effectively requires transgender people to be sterilized before they can have their gender changed on official documents. The LGBT equal rights movement has lagged behind in Japan because people who are silently not conforming to conventional notions of sexuality have been so marginalized that the issue hasn't been considered a human rights problem, experts say. "Many people don't even think of a possibility that their neighbors, colleagues or classmates may be sexual minorities," said Mizuho Fukushima, a lawyer-turned-politician and an expert on gender and human rights issues. "And the pressure to follow a conservative family model, in which heterosexual couples are supposed to marry and have children, is still strong." Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ultra-conservative supporters have campaigned to restore a paternalistic society based on heterosexual marriages. The government has restarted moral education class at schools to teach children family values and good deeds. "Whether to allow same-sex marriage is an issue that affects the foundation of how families should be in Japan, which requires an extremely careful examination," Mr Abe said in a statement last year.



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'All I Want to Do Is Come Home.' A London Schoolgirl Who Fled to Join ISIS Now Hopes to Return

'All I Want to Do Is Come Home.' A London Schoolgirl Who Fled to Join ISIS Now Hopes to ReturnShamima Begum fled her east London home to join ISIS in Syria when she was 15



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House Republicans join rebuke of Trump for easing Russia sanctions

House Republicans join rebuke of Trump for easing Russia sanctionsMore than 130 US House Republicans joined Democrats Thursday in opposing the easing of sanctions against an ally of Russia’s Vladimir Putin, dealing a rebuke to President Donald Trump’s administration. The Democratic-controlled chamber overwhelmingly voted 362 to 53 approving the bill that would block the Treasury Department’s December move to lift sanctions on companies connected to Oleg Deripaska. The oligarch was targeted last year as part of US congressional efforts to punish Russia for interfering in the 2016 presidential race.



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Ocasio-Cortez Poised to Join Panel Overseeing Wall Street

Ocasio-Cortez Poised to Join Panel Overseeing Wall StreetThe New York lawmaker, who has become a sensation among progressives, will almost certainly join the House Financial Services Committee after a group of fellow Democrats on the party’s steering committee voted to recommend her for the panel on Tuesday, according to people familiar with the matter. Two other recently elected progressive Democrats, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Katie Porter of California, are also likely to join the panel, said the people said, who requested anonymity because the names of the new members have not yet been announced. Tulsi Gabbard, a lawmaker from Hawaii who says she plans to run for president in 2020, is also poised to join, the people said.



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Jayme Closs abduction suspect was a quiet student who hoped to join Marines

Jayme Closs abduction suspect was a quiet student who hoped to join MarinesJayme Closs, 13, escaped from a home in Wisconsin where authorities said she was being kept by Jake Thomas Patterson.



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