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    The Morning Vertical, January 10, 2017
    Jan10

    The Morning Vertical, January 10, 2017

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Schiff ‘Frustrated’ With Obama Admin’s Lack of Assertive Response to Russian Hacks
    Jan10

    Schiff ‘Frustrated’ With Obama Admin’s Lack of Assertive Response to Russian Hacks

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D., Calif.) told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Monday that he is “frustrated” with the Obama administration’s lack of assertive action in response to Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. Blitzer asked Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, if he is unhappy that the...

    Understanding the Right-Wing Media Alternate Universe and the Twisted ‘Truths’ They Report
    Jan10

    Understanding the Right-Wing Media Alternate Universe and the Twisted ‘Truths’ They Report

    Click here for reuse options! The media licensed the mountebank for Trump’s latest star turn. I spent most of 2016 doing my duty as citizen, writer and educator aghast at the favors done for the unprincipled, incoherent, vicious, dangerous ignoramus Donald Trump by the business known as “the media,” formerly known as “the press” — an...

    U.S. Senators Push For ‘Comprehensive’ Sanctions Over Russian Hacking
    Jan10

    U.S. Senators Push For ‘Comprehensive’ Sanctions Over Russian Hacking

    A top U.S. Senate Republican said he would join with Democrats in pushing for “comprehensive” sanctions on Russia because of its attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Iran Nuclear Deal: Alive or Dead?
    Jan10

    Iran Nuclear Deal: Alive or Dead?

    Though every Republican in Congress voted against the Iran nuclear deal, “Tearing it up … is not going to happen,” says Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. Hopefully, the chairman speaks for the president-elect. During the campaign, Donald Trump indicated as much, saying that, though the U.S. got jobbed in the...

    Belarus to Allow Visa-free Entry for Short Trips for 80 Countries
    Jan10

    Belarus to Allow Visa-free Entry for Short Trips for 80 Countries

    Belarus will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries, including the United States and members of the European Union, for visits of up to five days, according to a presidential decree signed on Monday. The decree comes as the former Soviet republic is seeking to improve its image in the West and rely less on ally Russia. The relaxed...

    Canada invests $46 million in University of Victoria ocean science facility
    Jan10

    Canada invests $46 million in University of Victoria ocean science facility

    VICTORIA — While humans have mapped the surfaces of the moon and Mars, our own deep sea remains largely a mystery — but Ocean Networks Canada is working to change that. The University of Victoria facility has pioneered ocean observatories in the Strait of Georgia, along coastal British Columbia and in the Arctic that stream live data and video...

    Obama Admin Sanctions Five Russians Over Human Rights Abuses
    Jan10

    Obama Admin Sanctions Five Russians Over Human Rights Abuses

    The Obama administration unveiled sanctions on five Russian individuals on Monday in connection with human rights abuses. The State and Treasury Departments announced the updates to the list of individuals subject to sanctions related to the Magnitsky Act on Monday afternoon. Five Russian individuals, among them Aleksandr Bastrykin, a close aide...

    It’s time to give Cuba the credit it deserves for its global medical accomplishments
    Jan10

    It’s time to give Cuba the credit it deserves for its global medical accomplishments

    In this March 27, 2014 photo, Omar Fernandez, a Cuban doctor, examines a patient at a medical center in the Petare shanty town of Caracas, Venezuela. Cuban doctors offer free emergency, ophthalmology and pediatric care, as well as minimally invasive surgical procedures. Some also minister to gunshot victims and drug and alcohol addicts. (AP...

    US Deploys Tanks in Germany to Help NATO
    Jan09

    US Deploys Tanks in Germany to Help NATO

    U.S. tanks have arrived in northern German on Friday in the largest American tank shipment since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989. The BBC reported the first of 87 tanks and about 144 military vehicle were unloaded in Bremerhaven, Germany, last week. Around 3,500 troops are also slated to be deployed around the eastern reaches of...