Donald Trump orders stay to ‘White privilege’ vary training in federal authorities – Washington Times

Donald Trump orders stay to ‘White privilege’ vary training in federal authorities – Washington Times

President Trump has ordered his administration to stop paying for so-called “critical race theory” diversity training in federal agencies, with a top official calling the sessions “un-American propaganda,” The Washington Times has learned. In a memo issued to federal agencies on Friday, Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought said it has come to…

Beijing launches secret spacecraft…

Beijing launches secret spacecraft…

China on Friday launched a reusable spacecraft that appears to be Beijing’s answer to the secretive U.S. X-37 space plane. The spacecraft was fired atop a Long March-2F booster from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China on Friday afternoon, according to a statement posted online by a state-run space contractor. According to the…

Illegal border crossings surge…

Illegal border crossings surge…

Federal agents nabbed nearly 50,000 illegal immigrants along the southern border in August, marking the worst month in a year as the clampdown that had accompanied the coronavirus pandemic begins to fade. The flow was almost all single adults who, unlike the families that surged into the U.S. last year, are not looking to get…

Tensions flare across Mediterranean as world powers jockey for energy…

Tensions flare across Mediterranean as world powers jockey for energy…

The Mediterranean — an on-again, off-again geopolitical hot spot since before the pyramids were built — is emerging anew as a sea of division and instability, with powers including Russia, China, Turkey and Israel jostling aggressively for influence, natural resources and military advantage. Moscow is eyeing a possible military base along the oil-rich shores of…

Contained in the Ring: China’s aggressive submarine buildup – Washington Times

Contained in the Ring: China’s aggressive submarine buildup – Washington Times

The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is continuing an aggressive build-up of its nuclear submarine forces, according to the Pentagon’s latest annual report on Chinese military power. According to the report, made public Tuesday, submarine modernization remains a high priority within the overall nuclear and conventional forces build-up that has been underway for the past…

Mike Pence: ‘I don’t recall’ being suggested to be on ‘stand-by’ over Donald Trump’s successfully being

Mike Pence: ‘I don’t recall’ being suggested to be on ‘stand-by’ over Donald Trump’s successfully being

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said he doesn’t “recall” being put on alert to potentially assume the responsibilities of the presidency for a period of time when President Trump made a trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in November. “I don’t recall being told to be on stand-by. I was informed that the…

Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial removal idea ripped by White House – Washington Instances

Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial removal idea ripped by White House – Washington Instances

The White House slammed Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser on Tuesday night for a “ludicrous” plan to remove, relocate or “contextualize” the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial and other monuments in the nation’s capital. “By publishing a plan that recommends potentially removing the Washington Monument, Christopher Columbus Statue, Andrew Jackson Statue, and Jefferson Memorial —…