US Customs Asking Visa Travelers for Social Media Accounts Before Entry


Susanne Posel (OC) : The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has begun asking foreign travelers for their social media handles prior to being allowed to enter the United States. This request is voluntary and encompasses any social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+ and Twitter, when applying for visa waivers. More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, December 24th, 2016

Merry Christmas: Obama Authorizes $4.26 billion for Afghan Defense and Interior Ministry

nsnbc : U.S. President Barack Obama authorized a total of $4.26 billion for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) for the fiscal year 2017. The funding will cover expenses of Afghanistan’s More...

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt gestures as he answers a question during a news conference in Oklahoma City, Thursday, June 13, 2013. AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki
By nsnbc On Monday, December 19th, 2016

Can legal activist Scott Pruitt undo clean air and water protections as head of EPA?

Robert Percival (TC) : Donald Trump’s election has jolted environmentalists and voters who care about conservation. Trump has called for abolishing or greatly shrinking the Environmental Protection Agency; declared More...

By nsnbc On Sunday, December 18th, 2016

$500,000 US Training Center in Afghanistan is Melting: SIGAR

nsnbc : A half-million dollar training center for Afghan police, built by the United States in cooperation with Afghan contractors is literally melting away, said the U.S. Special Investigator for Afghanistan Reconstruction More...

By nsnbc On Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Pentagon Report Blames Pakistan for Harboring Taliban and Haqqani Network

nsnbc : The Pentagon issued a report entitled “Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan”, to the Congress, blaming Pakistan of harboring Taliban, the Haqqani network and other Islamist insurgencies. The More...

By nsnbc On Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
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Trump Nominates ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as US Secretary of State

nsnbc : U.S. President-elect Donald Trump nominated ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. Many denounce Trump for choosing Tillerson for “lucrative connections” in Russia while few pay More...

By Christopher Black On Monday, December 12th, 2016

Trump’s “Peace For Strength”- Reagan’s Slogan of War

Christopher Black (NEO) : On Tuesday, December 6th Donald Trump stated that he would “only engage the use of military forces when it’s in the vital national interests of the United States.” This statement More...

By nsnbc On Saturday, December 10th, 2016

New Study Validates Benefits of Ancient Breathing Exercises

nsnbc : A study carried out by researchers at Northwestern University, USA, shows that nasal inhaling and exhaling through the mouth has beneficial effects among others, on memory and on coping with stressful environments. The More...

The AES coal-fired power plant in Guayamas, Puerto Rico. Hilda Llorens, Author provided
By nsnbc On Friday, December 9th, 2016

In Puerto Rico, environmental injustice and racism inflame protests over coal ash

Hilda Lloréns (TC) : For scholars like me who study environmental justice, it has been encouraging to see residents in Flint, Michigan and the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota organize against threats to their More...

By nsnbc On Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Trump Picks Terry Branstad as New Ambassador to China

nsnbc : U.S. President-elect Donald Trump nominated Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to be the next U.S. ambassador in Beijing, a spokesman for Trump said Wednesday. Branstad has 30 years experience in relations with More...