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Merkel's fate in SPD hands as members vote on power pact

Leaders of Germany's Social Democrats voiced hope Saturday they would be able to persuade rank-and-file members to join forces in government with Chancellor Angela Merkel and end a damaging political impasse.

Merkel's fate in SPD hands as members vote on power pact

Berlin - Germany's Social Democrats start campaigning Saturday ahead of a party referendum that spells the last threat to Chancellor Angela Merkel's hopes of forming a new government, five months after inconclusive elections.

German Social Democrats head Schulz quits amid party rift

Berlin - German Social Democratic Party leader Martin Schulz announced Tuesday he would quit as chairman of the storied labour movement, but because of internal divisions his designated successor Andrea Nahles must wait to take the reins.

German leftist rebels fight to sink Merkel power pact

Berlin - Germany's Angela Merkel hopes to form a new government by late March, half a year after inconclusive elections, but if there is one man who may yet torpedo the plan, it's a 28-year-old Young Socialist.

Anger brewing in German SPD against Merkel power pact

Berlin - To many German Social Democrats it sounds like a monster that will destroy their party if not democracy itself: the GroKo.

Germany's Schulz wants 'United States of Europe' by 2025

Berlin - The head of Germany's Social Democrats, Martin Schulz, a potential future governing partner of Chancellor Angela Merkel, called Thursday for the creation of a "United States of Europe" by 2025.

Germany's SPD agrees to open govt talks with Merkel

Berlin - Germany's Social Democrats, the country's second strongest party, agreed Thursday to kick off exploratory talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives that could lead to a new coalition government early next year.

Germany's SPD to decide on talks for new Merkel govt

Berlin - Germany's centre-left Social Democrats meet from Thursday to decide on whether to help Chancellor Angela Merkel end a months-long political stalemate in Europe's biggest economy.

Germany's SPD says ready for talks to end political crisis

Berlin - Germany moved a step towards resolving its political crisis Friday when the Social Democrats (SPD) said they were ready to hold talks with caretaker Chancellor Angela Merkel, in a sign they might offer the veteran leader their key support.

German Social Democrats in turmoil after historic loss

Berlin - The defeat Sunday of German Social Democrat Martin Schulz at the hands of Chancellor Angela Merkel is his party's worst loss since World War II and another blow for Europe's centre-left.

Martin Schulz hits out at 'arrogant' Merkel

Dortmund - Social Democrat chief Martin Schulz lashed out Sunday at Chancellor Angela Merkel, accusing her of "arrogance" as he sought to reverse his party's plunging popularity.

Battling to save campaign, Schulz hits out at 'arrogant' Merkel

Dortmund - Social Democrat chief Martin Schulz lashed out Sunday at Chancellor Angela Merkel, accusing her of "arrogance" as he sought to reverse his party's plunging popularity three months before general elections.

Texas mom filmed 'traumatizing' TSA pat-down of disabled son

Dallas - A woman is outraged over the TSA pat-down of her disabled 13-year-old son at a Texas airport. The mom filmed the pat-down and uploaded the video to Facebook. It has since gone viral. The TSA has defended the pat-down and the way it was done.

German Social Democrat Schulz chosen to challenge Merkel

Berlin - Martin Schulz on Sunday officially became Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief rival at Germany's September general election, leading the leftwing challenge to unseat arguably the world's most powerful woman.

Economy minister Gabriel to challenge Merkel: report

Berlin - German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel has decided to challenge Chancellor Angela Merkel in this year's election, the top-selling Bild newspaper reported Tuesday citing sources from his Social Democrats.

Germany vice chancellor denies reports he's stepping down as SPD chief

Berlin - Germany's vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel on Sunday dismissed as "nonsense" rumours he was about to resign as leader of the beleaguered Social Democrats, quashing the latest speculation about the party's leadership.

German Social Democrats struggle to exploit Merkel weakness

Berlin - Germany's Social Democrats are struggling at a party congress this week to emerge from Angela Merkel's shadow, where they've languished for a decade and been unable to exploit her current weakness in the polls.

Op-Ed: Seattle Police to publish body camera footage via YouTube channel

Seattle - Seattle PD wants to share their officers' body camera footage on a designated YouTube channel for the public to view. Too bad the videos are blurry and silent.

Author Chynna Laird Tells about Sensory Processing Disorder Special

Canadian author and student of psychology Chynna T. Laird tells about Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and her experience of it in her own family.

Scandal for the CDU leadership in Lower Saxony

Christian Wulf, rival of the current German Chanchellor Angela Merkel inside CDU party, has been under criticism after he flown for freeein the more expensive business class with the German company Air Berlin, violating the government law.

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Chynna Laird with her daughter Jamie
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Chynna T. Laird
Seattle Police Department s YouTube Channel  BodyWornVideo  showing videos uploaded as part of the p...
Seattle Police Department's YouTube Channel, BodyWornVideo, showing videos uploaded as part of the pilot program to make redacted, blurry, silent body-cam and dash-cam footage available to the public.
Screenshot taken from SPD BodyWornVideo YouTube Channel

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