Author: Blazing Press


Was Alton Nolen mentally ill when he beheaded a female co-worker and tried to behead a second woman at a food plant in Oklahoma on Sept. 25, 2014, or was he simply being a good Muslim by following the dictates of the Quran? That’s the issue the jury will have to decide in the 33-year-old Muslim convert’s trial, which opened last week and continued Monday in Norman, Oklahoma. Nolen told police in 2014 he beheaded his co-worker, Colleen Hufford, and tried to behead another woman at the plant because he felt “oppressed” as a Muslim. “You know all I...

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Hurricane Maria Has Transformed Puerto Rico Into A “Cash Only” Economy

Electricity, internet access and cell phone service have been offline in parts of Puerto Rico for a whole week. And with the island still struggling to rescue people stranded in remote villages, those managing the emergency recovery effort have yet to focus their attentions on the monumental task that looms ahead: Rebuilding the island’s devastated infrastructure, from communications to sewers and water treatment plants that have been damaged by flash flooding and 155 mph winds that Hurricane Maria visited upon the island. The damage, as Bloomberg reports, has essentially knocked Puerto Rico’s economy back into the 1950s. For locals who’re struggling to...

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Trump coaxes Congress to ‘move fast’ on tax reform

Capitol Hill’s work on an overhaul of the U.S. tax code “will soon begin,” President Donald Trump declared online Wednesday morning, urging lawmakers to “move fast” on one of his top legislative priorities. “The approval process for the biggest Tax Cut & Tax Reform package in the history of our country will soon begin. Move fast Congress!” Trump wrote on Twitter. He followed that later Wednesday morning with a second tweet: “With Irma and Harvey devastation, Tax Cuts and Tax Reform is needed more than ever before. Go Congress, go!” The president met for dinner Tuesday evening with a...

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Trump directs $200 million to tech education for women and minorities

President Donald Trump signed a memo Monday dedicating $200 million per year to STEM education. The grant funds, administered by the Department of Education, will primarily bolster coding and computer science courses, reported Fox Business. Special adviser to the president Ivanka Trump will meet with technology executives from Facebook, Google, and Amazon Tuesday in Detroit, where the parties will reveal private sector initiatives to boost these educational programs. The Trump administration termed technology and science “more important than ever” for modern vocations. “Given the growing role of technology in American industry, it is vital our students become fluent in coding...

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‘Trump Must Hang’ Prof Wishes He Had Made His Twitter Account Private

The California State University, Fresno professor who tweeted “Trump must hang” said in a Sunday article he wished he had made his Twitter account private. Lars Maischak, a history professor at the university, made the comment in an interview with Politico. Fresno State banned Maischak from the university campus after The Daily Caller News Foundation uncovered them in April and relegated the professor to converting two classes to online formats. “I would probably have made the Twitter account private, had I realized you could easily do that,” said Maischak to Politico. The professor had tweeted “To save American democracy, Trump must hang....

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