July 2017

KTLA 5: North Korea Launches Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, Marking Second Such Test This Month: Pentagon

The United States detected an intercontinental ballistic missile launch out of North Korea at approximately 10:45 am ET on Friday, the Pentagon confirmed to CNN — Pyongyang’s second such test this month.

The missile was launched from Mupyong-ni and traveled about 1000 km before splashing down in the waters off the Japanese coast, according to the Pentagon, which is working with interagency partners on a more detailed assessment.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America.

CNN: Trump condemns North Korean long-range missile launch

The United States detected an intercontinental ballistic missile launch out of North Korea at approximately 10:45 am ET on Friday, the Pentagon confirmed to CNN -- Pyongyang's second such test this month.

The missile was launched from Mupyong-ni and traveled about 1000 km before splashing down in the waters off the Japanese coast, according to the Pentagon, which is working with interagency partners on a more detailed assessment.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America.

REP. LIEU STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS AMENDMENT TO PROTECT DOGS

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WASHINGTONToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in light of House passage of Representative Brat’s (R-VA) amendment (#21) to the national security “minibus” spending bill—the Department of Defense Appropriations Act—for Fiscal Year 2018.  Amendment #21 prohibits the Department of Veterans Affairs from spending money on any study that causes significant pain or distress to dogs.  Mr. Lieu is a cosponsor of the Brat Amendment.

Mother Jones: If Democrats Are Going to Win Back the House, They Need to Get Their Act Together in California

On a sweltering afternoon in a suburb of Los Angeles, in a strip mall shared by a Little Caesars and the Vallarta Supermarket, 80 people have come to protest their congressman’s vote for Trumpcare. They wear hospital gowns and neck braces or lean on canes and crutches as a mortuary dirge blares from a boom box. They hold RIP signs shaped like gravestones. Republican Rep. Steve Knight isn’t at his Simi Valley office, but a former staffer with a striking resemblance to Sarah Palin wades into the throng to speak on his behalf.

REP. LIEU LEADS 30 MEMBER LETTER URGING TILLERSON NOT TO CLOSE WAR CRIMES OFFICE

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WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) sent a letter, signed by 30 Members of Congress, to Secretary Tillerson in response to disturbing reports that the State Department is preparing to close its Office of Global Criminal Justice (GCJ), the sole office in the United States Government dedicated exclusively to the prevention of atrocities and holding war criminals to account.

CBS Los Angeles: Trump Reinstates Ban On Transgender Individuals Serving In US Military

President Donald Trump’s announcement Wednesday that reinstated a ban on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military stirred up both condemnation and praise from across the political spectrum.

Leaders of left-wing and moderate advocacy groups called Trump’s tweets an apparent appeal to the portion of his conservative base that resents the recent civil-rights gains by the LGBT community.

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