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  • FBI Agent Peter Strzok Fired Over Anti-Trump Text Messages

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    WASHINGTON ― FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok, who was taken off special counsel

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:29:16 -0400
  • Parkland students bring the March for Our Lives summer tour to an end in Newtown

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    The organizers of the Road to Change tour have visited over 50 cities in an effort to register and mobilize voters ahead of the 2018 midterm elections — and to build a coalition of youth in communities affected by gun violence.

    Sun, 12 Aug 2018 21:17:05 -0400
  • Most Top Democrats, Progressive Groups Reserve Judgment On Keith Ellison Allegations

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    All but a few prominent Democrats and progressive groups have stayed silent on

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 18:50:49 -0400
  • Meager Unite the Right 2 rally exposes limits of white supremacist movement

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    The Charlottesville anniversary event drew a handful of white supremacists, who were far outnumbered by counterprotesters.

    Sun, 12 Aug 2018 22:34:56 -0400
  • Local Fisherman And Tourist Killed In Kenya Hippo Attacks

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    A local fisherman and a Chinese tourist were killed in a single day by hippo

    Sun, 12 Aug 2018 21:22:18 -0400
  • Killer Whale Finally Lets Go of Her Dead Calf After Carrying it For 17 Days

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    The orca drew international attention for carrying her dead calf for 17 days

    Sun, 12 Aug 2018 22:18:13 -0400
  • Friendly tone belied desperate acts of Seattle plane thief

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    SEATTLE (AP) — He cracked jokes, complimented the professional demeanor of an air traffic controller and apologized for making a fuss.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 01:33:16 -0400
  • Pennsylvania report lists more than 300 'predator' priests

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    More than 300 "predator" priests in Pennsylvania are accused of abusing over 1,000 children across seven decades, a grand jury said Tuesday in a devastating report that decried a systematic cover-up by the Catholic Church. It is thought to be the single most comprehensive report to date into abuse in the US church, since The Boston Globe first exposed pedophile priests in Massachusetts in 2002.

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:39:46 -0400
  • The 10 Hikes Around the World Worth Traveling For

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    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:04:25 -0400
  • Sixth First Responder Dies Fighting Northern California Wildfires

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    A sixth first responder has died battling this year's wildfires in California,

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:53:08 -0400
  • Connecticut primary - LIVE: Polls wind to a close as voters seek candidates for wide-open governor election

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    The biggest race as Connecticut residents goes to the polls for Tuesday's primaries is for the governor's office. Republicans believe they have a good chance of winning it back after losing control in 2010. Control of the narrowly divided General Assembly is also in play, especially the state Senate, now equally split between Democrats and Republicans.

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 18:04:00 -0400
  • 2 18-year-olds die in Walnut Creek crash, teen driver faces DUI, manslaughter charges

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    A Walnut Creek car crash left two 18-year-old men dead and two young women injured. The driver faces serious charges including DUI and manslaughter.

    Sun, 12 Aug 2018 20:39:06 -0400
  • Trump adviser Stephen Miller's uncle: My nephew is 'an immigration hypocrite'

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    Stephen Miller, the architect of some of Trump’s most controversial anti-immigration policies, has been assailed by critics who are quick to point out that Miller himself is a grandchild of refugees. Now Miller’s own uncle is joining the outcry.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 10:51:39 -0400
  • It’s Official: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Is An Ostrich About Wildfires

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    At a conservative event in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, on Friday, Interior

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 21:04:38 -0400
  • Erdogan calls for boycott of iPhones as he targets American consumer products in retaliation for Turkey sanctions

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    Turkey’s president escalated tensions with the US on Tuesday after calling for a boycott of American electronics, amid reports that diplomatic talks have stalled over the issue of a detained pastor. Showing no signs of backing down in a standoff with President Donald Trump, Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested that Ankara would stop buying US-made iPhones and buy Korean or Turkish-made models instead. "If they have the iPhone, there is Samsung elsewhere. We have Vestel," he said, renewing calls for Turks to convert their dollars to lira as the Turkish currency began to rally on Tuesday morning. However, financial experts questioned whether such a move would have much of an effect given Turkey’s current purchasing power. Some even pointed to the irony of Mr Erdogan lashing out at American tech companies. The president fended off a coup attempt two years ago by appealing to his supporters via FaceTime, the Apple video chat app. The country’s finance chief, Mr Erdogan’s son-in-law, is due to address foreign investors later on Tuesday, in an attempt to quell growing concerns.  Andrew Brunson: The evangelical US pastor at the heart of the Turkey crisis Talks between the two Nato countries seem to have been frozen until Turkey releases American evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson, who stands accused by Ankara of espionage and terrorism related to the 2016 putsch.  John Bolton, White House National Security Adviser, told Turkey’s Ambassador Serdar Kilic in Washington on Monday that there was nothing further to discuss until Mr Brunson was freed. The US had believed it had agreed a swap deal with Turkey during a Nato summit in July, where Mr Brunson would be released in return for a Turkish actress held by Israel over links to Hamas. Turkish citizens look at a board showing foreign currency rates inside a currency exchange shop in Ankara Credit: AP Actress Ebru Özkan was released the next day, while the pastor was moved from prison to house arrest. Mr Brunson’s lawyer Ismail Cem Halavurt on Tuesday appealed again to a Turkish court to release him and lift his travel ban. He said the court had up to seven days to decide. Mr Brunson, who faces up to 35 years in jail if found guilty, denies the charges. The lira started to stage a recovery on Tuesday following its dramatic two-day collapse. After plunging to record lows yesterday, the currency clawed back as much as 9.1 per cent, although it slipped again after Mr Erdogan's remarks on consumer goods. The earlier rebound was pinned on local investors attempting to cash in on the lira slide by selling their dollars. Retail investors in Turkey are understood to have sold $50m (£39m) to $60m in foreign currency with the jump in the lira exaggerated by thin trading volumes, according to Bloomberg. Markets were also somewhat soothed by Turkey’s central bank loosening cash buffer requirements for the country’s banks and its finance minister setting up a call with investors. Despite the lira’s rally, it has still lost 42 per cent of its value against the dollar in 2018.

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 06:35:54 -0400
  • The Latest: Shade drawn over execution viewing window

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    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on Nebraska's first execution since 1997 (all times local):

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 18:06:42 -0400
  • Young Boy Found at a New Mexico Compound Died in a Ritual Ceremony, Prosecutors Say

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    Relatives of the boy believed he would "return as Jesus" to guide their future attacks against financial and government targets, prosecutors alleged

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:33:17 -0400
  • Missing Hiker’s Mom Shares Message: ‘My Ears Ache To Hear Your Voice'

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    Nearly two weeks since Samantha "Sam" Sayers disappeared while hiking in

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 21:40:49 -0400
  • Maduro announces curbs to cheap gas in Venezuela

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    President Nicolas Maduro announced that from now on Venezuela's dirt-cheap fuel will be available only to people with a special government aid card that the opposition has denounced as a tool for controlling people. The government of the economically-ravaged country has for many years heavily subsidized petrol and Maduro says this has now led to a voracious black market in oil smuggled to neighbouring countries. People who want to keep benefiting from subsidized gas prices in this oil-rich nation must register their vehicles by Friday using the so-called "carnet de la patria," or fatherland card, which provides access to government assistance.

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 05:54:24 -0400
  • Republican Congressman’s son donates maximum amount to Democrat running for his father’s seat in Virginia

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    A Republican Congressman’s con has donated the maximum amount allowed to the campaign of the Democrat running for his father’s seat in Virginia in the midterm election. US Representative Bob Goodlatte, who serves as the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, had said he would not be seeking re-election for his seat.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:57:00 -0400
  • Toddler Dies After Falling from 24th Floor Apartment Balcony in Virginia

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    Police in Virginia say a toddler fell to their death from the 24th floor of a Falls Church apartment building on Monday.

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:44:50 -0400
  • Giuliani Offers Latest Version Of Comey-Trump Conversation About Flynn

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    WASHINGTON -- Hoping to reconcile conflicting explanations about whether

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:14:34 -0400
  • John Oliver Finds Himself In 'Pure Straight-Up Opposite World'

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    John Oliver of "Last Week Tonight" wants to make sure Americans aren't fooled

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 10:16:12 -0400
  • Alaska's North Slope Hit by Strongest Quake Ever Recorded in the Region

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    Alaska's North Slope was hit Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, the state's seismologist said

    Sun, 12 Aug 2018 21:25:48 -0400
  • US commando dies after explosion in southern Afghanistan

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army special forces soldier has died from wounds he received earlier this month in Afghanistan's southern Helmand Province, the Defense Department said Monday.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 18:18:54 -0400
  • Judge sets bail for adults arrested at New Mexico compound

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    TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A state judge on Monday cleared the way for five defendants who were arrested on child abuse charges at a remote New Mexico compound to be released pending trial despite authorities' suspicions that the group was training children to use firearms for an anti-government mission.

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 03:25:06 -0400
  • Manafort trial moves to defense as prosecutors wrap up

    As its final witness on Monday, the prosecution recalled a Treasury Department agent who testified that Manafort's consulting companies did not disclose their foreign bank accounts, as is required by law, in addition to him failing to do so personally. Judge T.S. Ellis said he would talk to Manafort on Tuesday about whether he wanted to take the stand, something that legal experts say is highly unlikely. Manafort's lawyers will also tell the court on Tuesday whether they plan to call any witnesses.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 20:04:17 -0400
  • Markets rattled as Turkish lira dives

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    New York (AFP) - Turkey's troubled lira tumbled Monday to fresh record lows against the euro and dollar, piling pressure on stock markets on fears the country's crisis could spill over into the world economy.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 20:37:35 -0400
  • Puerto Ricans Seek To Rebuild A Shattered Health Care System After Hurricane Maria

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    For more than six months after the storms, Ingrid Morales settled down to

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 05:46:48 -0400
  • Orca mother ends 'tour of grief' for her newborn after 17 days and 1,000 miles

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    For 17 days, a southern resident killer whale (SRKW) named J35, but better known as Tahlequah, carried her deceased baby for more than 1,000 miles. The orca's unusually long spell of grieving came to an end on Saturday, when Tahlequah was spotted in the Haro Strait off Victoria, British Columbia, chasing a school of salmon without her newborn. SEE ALSO: New dolphin-whale hybrid sea creature is the spawn of an unholy union "Her tour of grief is now over and her behavior is remarkably frisky," the Center for Whale Research (CWR) explained in a blog post online. August 11, 2018 J35 update: "The ordeal of J35 carrying her dead calf for at least seventeen days and 1,000 miles is now over, thank goodness." - Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Researchhttps://t.co/kQpA4WWbmg pic.twitter.com/cQIN13HgN6 — Whale Research (@CWROrcas) August 12, 2018 The CWR added that the baby's carcass has probably sunk to the bottom of the Salish Sea, meaning that researchers may not get a chance to examine it. On Jul. 24, Tahlequah's baby orca died shortly after birth, in what has been a common story for the southern resident killer whale population.  Over the last two decades, 75 percent of SRKW newborns failed to survive. The last successful birth was in 2015, when two calves were born. In the hours, then days after the death, Tahlequah was spotted trying to keep her baby's head above the water's surface, reluctant to leave the body behind. "That's not unprecedented, but it’s the longest one that I’ve personally witnessed," Ken Balcomb, CWR's founder and principal investigator, told The Washington Post. These orcas are facing a real threat of extinction, with no successful pregnancies in the last three years. At just 75 whales, the population is at its lowest in 30 years. The SRKW's decline is linked to the reduction in population of its primary food source, Chinook salmon. Canada's government announced in May it would cut the allowable catch of Chinook by up to 35 percent to help protect the orca. WATCH: This tiny robotic spider might one day perform surgeries inside your body

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 01:10:51 -0400
  • Trump Tweets Response To 'Wacky Omarosa' After She Releases White House Tapes

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    President Donald Trump on Monday attacked his former White House aide Omarosa

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 09:48:40 -0400
  • Mollie Tibbetts Search: Website for Tips Announced, Residents Asked to Report Strange Behavior

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    Iowa authorities have interviewed more than 500 people in the search for Mollie Tibbetts.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:35:38 -0400
  • California wildfires: Cooler temperatures allow for progress fighting forest blaze

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    Cooler temperatures have aided firefighters as they begin to turn the tables on a large wildfire that has torn across Southern California. The Holy Fire was 41 per cent contained by Sunday afternoon after burning over 35.5 square miles of dry timber and brush at Cleveland National Forest, around 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles. “The weather out here in California seems to be cooling down today and over the next couple days, and that should hopefully help firefighters get even more containment,” said Lynne Tolmachoff, of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

    Sun, 12 Aug 2018 20:15:57 -0400
  • The 83 Most Delish Lasagnas

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    Sun, 12 Aug 2018 22:20:00 -0400
  • The Navy Is Going To War Against Mines

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    Could new technology make them obsolete? 

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 10:58:00 -0400
  • Florida shooting: Man arrested in 'stand your ground' case

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    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose video-recorded shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 21:36:03 -0400
  • Israeli defence minister says more Gaza violence inevitable

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    Another round of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip is inevitable, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday, despite attempts to reach a long-term truce. Lieberman said in a video statement distributed by his office that "the question is not to know if the next confrontation (with Hamas) will take place, but when". Lieberman also appeared to suggest that all Palestinians killed in the Gaza Strip since protests and clashes along the border began on March 30 were linked to Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the enclave.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 06:43:25 -0400
  • Government Agencies Coordinated To Arrest Migrants Seeking Legal Status, ACLU Says

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    Various branches of the federal government worked in tandem to time interviews

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:24:25 -0400
  • Three-year-old found at squalid desert hideout died in 'demonic' ritual

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    A three-year-old boy found buried at a New Mexico desert compound died in a ritual to "cast out demonic spirits," but his extended family believed he would "return as Jesus" to identify "corrupt" targets for them to attack, prosecutors said in court on Monday. Prosecutors' account of an exorcism-like ritual, allegations of weapons training for children and references to martyrdom and conspiracy were aimed at persuading a judge to deny bond for the five adults charged with child abuse in the case. However, state District Judge Sarah Backus said at the end of the four-hour detention hearing she remained unconvinced that the defendants posed a danger to the community and set bail at $20,000 for each of them. "The state alleges that there was a big plan afoot," Backus said in rendering her decision. "But the state hasn't shown to my satisfaction, in clear and convincing evidence, what that plan was." Defence attorneys said prosecutors sought to criminalise their clients for being African-Americans of Muslim faith. "If these people were white and Christian, nobody would bat an eye over the idea of faith healing, or praying over a body or touching a body and quoting scripture," defence lawyer Thomas Clark told reporters after the hearing. "But when black Muslims do it, there seems to be something nefarious, something evil." Defendants, from left, Hujrah Wahhaj, Lucas Morton, Siraj Wahhaj and Subbannah Wahhaj enter district court in Taos, New Mexico, on Monday Credit: Albuquerque Journal Under terms of the judge's order, four defendants were expected to be placed under house arrest with electronic ankle bracelets to ensure they remain within Taos County for the duration of the case. The five suspects, who had established a communal living arrangement with their children in the high-desert compound, have been in custody since authorities raided their ramshackle homestead north of Taos 10 days ago. The two men and three women are all related as siblings or by marriage. Three are the adult children of a prominent New York City Muslim cleric who is himself the biological grandfather of nine of the children involved. The principal suspect, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 39, has also been charged with abducting his severely ill three-year-old son, Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, from the Atlanta home of the boy's mother in December. Clark said Ibn Wahhaj would remain in custody due to a fugitive warrant against him in Georgia stemming from the cross-country manhunt that led investigators to the New Mexico compound. The body of a young boy believed to be his son was found in a tunnel at the site three days after the raid. No charges have been filed in connection with the death. An aerial view of a makeshift compound is seen in the desert area of Amalia Credit:  Brian Skoloff/AP For now, the thrust of the government's case remains 11 counts of felony child abuse filed against each of the defendants - Ibn Wahhaj and his wife, Jany Leveille, along with his brother-in-law and sister - Lucas Morton and Subhannah Wahhaj - and a second sister, Hujrah Wahhaj. The 11 children, ranging from one to 15 years old and described by authorities as starving and ragged when they were found, were placed in protective custody after the August 3 raid. According to prosecutors' presentation on Monday, some of the children were given weapons training to defend the compound against a possible raid by law enforcement. However, the government said there was more to it than that. Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Travis Taylor testified that the 15-year-old son of Ibn Wahhaj recounted one of the adults telling him the spirit of the dead three-year-old would return "as Jesus" to direct the group in carrying out violent attacks. Taylor said prospective targets would include "the financial system, law enforcement, the education system." Prosecutor John Lovelace said the three-year-old boy died during "a religious ritual" intended to "cast out demonic spirits." Abdul-Ghani stopped breathing, lost consciousness and died during a ceremony in which his father put his hand on the boy's head and recited verses from the Koran, Taylor testified, citing interviews with Ibn Wahhaj's 15-year-old and 13-year-old sons. Prosecutors said in court documents last week that all five defendants were giving firearms instruction to the children "in furtherance of a conspiracy to commit school shootings." Authorities acknowledged in court on Monday that police had previously encountered Ibn Wahhaj, Leveille and seven of the children in December when they were involved in a traffic accident in Alabama. Lovelace said police at the time found weapons and ammunition in the vehicle. Authorities let the group go after Ibn Wahhaj explained he was licensed to carry the guns as a private security agent and that he and the others were en route to New Mexicofor a camping trip.

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 04:14:33 -0400
  • Trump Tweets Support For Harley-Davidson Boycott

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    President Donald Trump expressed support toward Harley-Davidson motorcycle

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 05:10:58 -0400
  • Cosmos Bank loses $13.5 million in cyber attack

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    Cyber criminals hacked the systems of India's Cosmos Bank and siphoned off nearly 944 million rupees ($13.5 million) through simultaneous withdrawals across 28 countries over the weekend, the bank has told police. The co-operative bank said unidentified hackers stole customer information through a malware attack on its automated teller machine (ATM) server, withdrawing 805 million rupees in 14,849 transactions in just over two hours on Aug. 11, mainly overseas. Apart from the ATM withdrawals, the hackers transferred 139 million rupees to a Hong Kong-based company's account by issuing three unauthorised transactions over the SWIFT global payments network, the bank said in a police complaint, a copy of which was seen by Reuters.

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:40:26 -0400
  • Secretary Zinke Says Climate Change Is Not Responsible for California Wildfires, Blames Environmentalists

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    He said if more logging was allowed there may be less fires

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:18:51 -0400
  • Video Shows Shocking Attack on NYC Subway Conductor

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    Police are looking for two irate New York City subway riders who punched a conductor in the face after he announced a train was going express.

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:10:23 -0400
  • Top GOP Congressman's Son Gives Money To Democrat Running For Father's Seat

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    Bobby Goodlatte, son of retiring Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), has announced his

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 09:27:07 -0400
  • Cooler weather helps crews fight Southern California fire

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    LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Aided by slightly cooler temperatures, firefighters made steady progress Sunday in battling a wildfire that destroyed 16 structures as it raged through Southern California's Cleveland National Forest.

    Sun, 12 Aug 2018 22:14:28 -0400
  • Venezuelan general arrested over 'attack' on Maduro

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    A Venezuelan general has been arrested over the alleged assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro, Attorney General Tarek William Saab said on Tuesday. National Guard Major General Alejandro Perez Gomez appeared before a judge on Monday along with opposition politician Juan Requesens and colonel Pedro Javier Zambrano, Saab told a press conference. To date, 14 people have been arrested and charged for allegedly taking part in the August 4 incident in which Maduro was seen reacting on live television to an off-camera explosion while he addressed a military parade in Caracas.

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:45:41 -0400
  • Iran's Khamenei rejects Trump offer of talks, chides government over economy

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    Washington reimposed the sanctions last week after pulling out of a 2015 international deal aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear program in return for an easing of economic sanctions. Trump has also threatened to penalize companies that continue to operate in Iran. "I ban holding any talks with America... America never remains loyal to its promises in talks," said Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say on policy in the Islamic Republic.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 08:19:54 -0400
  • Illinois Man With Parrot on His Shoulder Rescued From Mud Hole by Firefighters

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    The bird got stuck in the mud, then its owner got stuck in the mud trying to rescue it.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 18:14:29 -0400
  • 21 New Ways To Make Jalapeño Poppers

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    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:16:00 -0400
  • Supporters Raise Nearly $200,000 For Fired FBI Agent Peter Strzok

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    Supporters of fired FBI agent Peter Strzok rallied to his side on Monday and

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018 02:59:53 -0400
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