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Manus Island: UN urges Australia to end 'humanitarian emergency'

Advocates are urging Australians to call Peter Dutton , Malcolm Turnbull , and/or their local representative to express their concern over the treatment of refugees on Manus Island . "I'm sure there'd be other Australians who would do the same". "There is no panic and those that have pre-conceived ideas developed by the asylum-seekers, I reiterate that there is no threat", he told PNG's Post-Courier newspaper Thursday.


Explosion at Indian power plant kills 16, injures dozens

Explosion at Indian power plant kills 16, injures dozens

Among those injured, 22 with severe burn injuries have been sent to the state capital Lucknow for treatment, while 15 are in another hospital within the district, Uttar Pradesh police said. It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion. "All possible measures are being taken to provide immediate relief to the families of affected people in close coordination with the district administration".


Tax Reform Will Include State and Local Tax Deduction

Tax Reform Will Include State and Local Tax Deduction

GOP negotiators scrambled this week to finalize details of the first major revamp of the tax system in three decades. The House and Senate should consider ASAP as the process of final approval moves along. The deduction is primarily used by Americans living in a handful of states with high tax burdens, like NY and California. In addition to slashing the corporate tax rate, it also seeks to repeal inheritance taxes on multimillion-dollar estates, a big break for the wealthy.


Catalan President Won't Return to Spain to Face Charges

Catalan President Won't Return to Spain to Face Charges

Bekaert said such an arrangement was possible, but he didn't know if Spanish authorities would accept the offer. Although he appeared at a news conference in Brussels yesterday, his plans and next movements were unclear. Thursday for questioning that is scheduled to last through Friday. Carles Puigdemont - who faces decades in prison if charged with "rebellion" - accuses Madrid of "extreme aggression".


Constitutional convention to be debated

Constitutional convention to be debated

Voters turned down the idea the last two times it has been on the ballot. New Yorkers are overwhelmingly against the idea of holding a state constitutional convention, a new poll revealed. Sixty-five percent support banning outside employment for lawmakers, who technically are considered part-time under current law. Rounding out the back of the ballot, support has narrowed for Proposal Three, which would allow for the creation of a land bank of 250 acres in the Catskill and Adirondack ...


Blue state Republicans urge governors to cut taxes amid SALT debate

Blue state Republicans urge governors to cut taxes amid SALT debate

Tom Reed said on a conference call with reporters. Amid those concerns, Mr. Brady said in recent days that lawmakers intend to preserve the deductibility of local property taxes. McCarthy, California Republican. He declined to answer repeated questions about whether it would be the preservation of property-tax deductions. The Democratic governors of NY and California, Andrew Cuomo and Jerry Brown, have also spoken out against repealing the SALT deduction and have sought to put pressure ...