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Canadian elite special forces sniper makes record-breaking kill shot in Iraq
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Sources say the sniper killed an Islamic State insurgent from a distance of 3,450 metres in a feat one a military insider says may ‘never be equalled’
Power Causes Brain Damage
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Over time, leaders lose mental capacities—most notably for reading other people—that were essential to their rise.
Republican Karen Handel Wins Georgia Special Congressional Race
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In a close race for Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price's former seat, Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff.
Otto Warmbier, US student sent home from North Korea, dies
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Otto Warmbier's family blame his death on the "torturous mistreatment" he received in North Korea.
Sean Spicer Out as Press Secretary - U.S. News & World Report
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U.S. News & World ReportSean Spicer Out as Press SecretaryU.S. News & World ReportThe White House has not held an on-camera briefing since June 12. Tags: Sean Spicer, White House, media, Donald Trump
Officer who shot Philando Castile said smell of marijuana made him fear for his life
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The officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop last year told investigators that the smell of "burnt marijuana" in Castile's car made him believe his life was in danger. "I thought, I was gonna die," Officer Jeronimo Yanez told investigators from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension fifteen hours after the shooting. "And I thought […]
Democrats in Congress Sue Trump Over Foreign Business Dealings - New York Times
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New York TimesDemocrats in Congress Sue Trump Over Foreign Business DealingsNew York TimesSenator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut, helped lead the effort to file the lawsuit. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times. WASHINGTON — Nearly 200 Democratic members of Congress filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday accusing President
'MAJOR INCIDENT'...
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'MAJOR INCIDENT'... (Top headline, 4th story, link) Related stories:WORSHIPPERS MOWED DOWN BY VAN OUTSIDE LONDON MOSQUE... DEVELOPING...ATTACK AFTER CONCLUSION OF RAMADAN PRAYERS...BYSTANDERS WRESTLE SUSPECT TO GROUND...
Barack Obama Plans Return to Campaign Trail to Save Democrats - Breitbart News
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Breitbart NewsBarack Obama Plans Return to Campaign Trail to Save DemocratsBreitbart NewsFormer President Barack Obama will return to the campaign trail this fall in an effort to stem a series of Democratic electoral losses, according to a report in the HuffPost. Obama is expected to campaign for Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, a rare ...Obama returning to campaign trail to stump for Northam in Virginia governor's raceWashington PostObama to return to campaign trail: ReportWashington Examin
Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'
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Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama on Thursday spoke out against a proposed GOP Senate bill that dismantles the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. "I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of ...
Trump Administration Quietly Rolls Back Federal Civil Rights Efforts
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By Jessica Huseman and Annie Waldman / ProPublica New directives limit use of a storied civil rights enforcement tool in the Justice Department and loosen Education Department rules on investigations.
'This Bill Will Do You Harm.’ Read Barack Obama’s Statement on GOP Health Plan
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President Barack Obama is urging lawmakers to " step back and measure what’s really at stake" when considering a health care bill proposed Thursday by Senate Republicans. The measure would replace the Affordable Care Act, a crowning achievement of Obama ...
Tech Leaders Met With Trump, And The Looks On Their Faces Said It All
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The leaders of some of the world’s biggest tech companies met with President Donald Trump in Washington on Monday, but it didn’t look like a happy little get-together. It looked more like only one person wanted to be there. Apple’s Tim Cook, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella,
US official: Russia 'hacked' 21 US states in election
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A US official confirms nearly two dozen states were targeted in the US election hack.
Barack Obama Just Posted The Sweetest Father's Day Throwback Photo
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"Of all that I've done in my life, I'm most proud to be Sasha and Malia's dad." He may have been the 44th president of the United States, but there’s one role that Barack Obama cherishes above all: Dad. The former commander-in-chief shared an endearing ...
Democrats just got some very good news from the Supreme Court on gerrymandering
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The Supreme Court just made a major decision without actually issuing a decision. On Monday morning, the justices announced that they would take up a case out of Wisconsin that could result in a ruling on the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering. Democrats should be cautiously very happy with this. No, it doesn't mean that the […]
It Is Accomplished
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As Gandhi never quite said, First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they attack you. Then you win. I remember one of the first TV debates I had on the then-strange question of civil marriage for gay couples. It was Crossfire, as I recall, and Gary Bauer’s response to my rather earnest […]
Huge forest fires in Portugal kill at least 60
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Many died in their cars as they fled from huge blaze amid severe heatwave on Iberian peninsulaAt least 60 people have been killed in huge forest fires in central Portugal, many dying in their cars as they tried to flee the flames.Portugal’s prime minister, António Costa, described the blazes – which have injured dozens more people – as “the greatest tragedy we have seen in recent years in terms of forest fires”, and warned the death toll could rise. Three days of national mourning were declared.
Amid Growing Threats, Donkey Rescuers Protect The Misunderstood Beasts Of Burden
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Donkeys, unfairly, get a bum rap. And global demand for their hides is growing. But a foremost donkey defender, who adopts abused and unwanted donkeys, says the smart, playful animals make great pets.
Trump lawyer says President isn't under investigation, despite tweets
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A representative from President Donald Trump's legal team said Trump is not under investigation, despite the President tweeting "I am being investigated" this week.
Intel chiefs tell investigators Trump suggested they refute collusion with Russians
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Two of the nation's top intelligence officials told Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team and Senate investigators, in separate meetings last week, that President Donald Trump suggested they say publicly there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russians, according to multiple sources.
Who's Afraid of Free Speech?
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What critics of campus protest get wrong about the state of public discourse.
Lawsuit Accuses Donald Trump Of Illegally Destroying White House Records
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Two watchdog groups have sued Donald Trump over White House records, accusing the president of illegally destroying communications that must be preserved by federal law. The suit — filed Thursday against Trump and the Executive Office of the President ...
Karen Handel Wins Georgia Special Election, Fending Off Upstart Democrat
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In a demoralizing result for Democrats, Ms. Handel defeated Jon Ossoff, a political newcomer who had drawn an outpouring of support from liberals around the country.
The images Saudi Arabia doesn't want you to see
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Batool Ali is six years old, though you would never guess that from her huge, haunted eyes and emaciated frame. Ribs jutting out over her distended belly, Batool weighs less than 16 kilograms (35 pounds). She is one of nearly half a million children in Yemen suffering from severe malnutrition. In another hospital, Ali Annhari sits with his daughter Isra in his lap. Her eyes are glazed, an IV drip in her hand. She is suffering from cholera. "I am scared of course," Annhari says, "three of my chil
Suspected suicide bomber shot at Brussels railway station
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Prosecutors say they are treating the incident at Brussels Central Station as a terrorist attack.
TRAVEL BAN: California blocks state travel to Texas, Alabama, Kentucky and SDakota...
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TRAVEL BAN: California blocks state travel to Texas, Alabama, Kentucky and SDakota... (First column, 1st story, link)
EPA just gave notice to dozens of scientific advisory board members that their time is up
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The Environmental Protection Agency has given notice to dozens of scientists that they will not be renewed in their roles in advising the agency, continuing a scientific shake-up that has already triggered resignations and charges from some researchers ...
Stephen Colbert Announces Possible Run For U.S. Presidency On Russian TV
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Candidate Colbert? “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert popped up on the other side of the world Friday night to appear on a Russian late-night show — “Evening Urgant” — to throw down vodka shots in a liquid version of Russian roulette. Then Colbert got to the good part. He announced he’s considering a run for the U.S. presidency in 2020.
NBC Connecticut Refuses To Air Megyn Kelly's Interview With Alex Jones
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NBC Connecticut will not air Megyn Kelly’s interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, a spokeswoman for the station confirmed to HuffPost. The station’s decision to skip broadcasting this week’s episode of “Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly” follows intense public pressure from families of children killed in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Jones, the host of far-right radio show “Infowars,” has sugges
Trump Says He Doesn't Want Poor People In Charge Of The Economy
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President Donald Trump, addressing criticism that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross
Number of refugees admitted in US drops by 50 percent under Trump
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The number of refugees who entered the U.S. during President Trump’s first three months compared to the last months of President Obama’s term was cut nearly in half, according to statistics released Friday by the Department of Homeland Security ...
BYSTANDERS WRESTLE SUSPECT TO GROUND...
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BYSTANDERS WRESTLE SUSPECT TO GROUND... (Top headline, 3rd story, link) Related stories:WORSHIPPERS MOWED DOWN BY VAN OUTSIDE LONDON MOSQUE... DEVELOPING...ATTACK AFTER CONCLUSION OF RAMADAN PRAYERS...'MAJOR INCIDENT'...
Supreme Court to consider Wisconsin gerrymandering case
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The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear Wisconsin’s appeal of a lower court ruling that found its 2011 state redistricting plan was unconstitutional due to partisan gerrymandering. The potential landmark case could decide how far state legislatures ...
Hillary Is Just as Unpopular as She Was After the Election, New Poll Shows
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It's been more than seven months since Election Day, but Americans' opinions of Hillary Clinton remain the same. A new Gallup poll finds just 41 percent of Americans have a favorable view of the former presidential candidate, with 57 percent expressing an ...
California bans state travel to Texas, 3 other states over anti-LGBT laws
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California's attorney general blocked state-funded travel to Texas and three other states on Thursday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year. Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra added Texas ...
Trump visited this Boeing factory to celebrate jobs. It just announced layoffs
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Five months ago at a Boeing factory in South Carolina, President Trump proclaimed, “We are going to fight for every last American job.” On Thursday, workers at the North Charleston plant learned they’d soon face layoffs. The airplane manufacturer announced it would be cutting “fewer than 200 people” at the 787 Dreamliner campus and other […]
Otto Warmbier dead: Trump condemns 'brutal' North Korea regime
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President Trump slammed North Korea's "brutal regime" Monday after the death of college student Otto Warmbier, who was released by the communist nation in a coma last week. "Lot of bad things happened," Trump said during a White House meeting with ...
Senate to finally unveil secret health care bill
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The closely guarded health care bill written entirely behind closed doors will finally become public on Thursday in a do-or-die moment for the Republican Party's winding efforts to repeal Obamacare.
JOHNNY DEPP JOKES ABOUT TRUMP ASSASSINATION...
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JOHNNY DEPP JOKES ABOUT TRUMP ASSASSINATION... (Top headline, 1st story, link) Related stories:MSNBC Says President Like 'Suicide Bomber'...30 Republican Congressmen Attacked or Threatened...