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Trump, McConnell not on speaking terms

Trump, McConnell not on speaking terms

Trump and McConnell did not provide comment to the Times for its article . McConnell has also said that Trump " excessive expectations " about his agenda, particularly on ending the Affordable Care Act. "The debt limit, a potential big, massive shutdown in government, the fight over a border". With so many major initiatives to be juggled in less than three weeks in session, the GOP will have no time for internal setbacks - or for distractions from Trump. Read More

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Trump slams Lindsey Graham, media over Charlottesville backlash

Trump slams Lindsey Graham, media over Charlottesville backlash

Heather Heyer , 32, a counterprotester, was killed when a vehicle plowed into counterprotesters after authorities broke up the white nationalist Unite the Right rally. "You had a group on one side and the other and they came at each other with clubs and it was vicious and terrible". Young, I urge you to stand up and speak out with clarity and power, now! Say the revolution is coming. Read More

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Ponder Woman Claims $1 Million Powerball Prize

Ponder Woman Claims $1 Million Powerball Prize

Three winning $50,000 tickets matching four white balls and the Powerball have been sold in Cobb County since this jackpot began growing, said Tandi Reddick, communications director for the Georgia Lottery Corporation. Hopefully, we win. There are 46 of us, so $700 million between 46 of us will go a long way. Garcia is enrolled at Empire Beauty School and plans to finish school even if she wins. Read More

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White House: Trump won't pardon Arpaio at Phoenix rally

White House: Trump won't pardon Arpaio at Phoenix rally

But he's made clear that he's curious about the possibility of using pardons to short-circuit the broadening investigation into his and his campaign's connections with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential campaign. Judge Susan Bolton wrote in her decision that Arpaio knew of the court order, but showed a "flagrant disregard" for it. Federal prosecutors countered that Arpaio defied the order purposely, believing he could get away with it. Read More

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Former tropical storm moves into Gulf on path toward Texas

Former tropical storm moves into Gulf on path toward Texas

Thursday: Mostly Cloudy with a Good Chance for Showers and Storms. As of early Monday, the chances that Harvey would be reborn as a tropical storm, with maximum sustained winds of 39 mph, were 80 percent through 48 hours. "Environmental conditions could become a little more conducive for development by the weekend when the system begins to move northeastward over the western Atlantic", he said. Read More

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O'Fallon Public Library holds eclipse viewing party

O'Fallon Public Library holds eclipse viewing party

There hundreds of people were packed in tightly to see the solar eclipse. However, parents who receive a pair of glasses may assume the risk and share them with their children. They had a limited supply of solar glasses, but eclipse watchers could also look through the Seaborg observatory's telescope, watch a livestream in the auditorium, or see a simulation in the StarLab portable planetarium. Read More

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AIADMK united: Ministers welcome merger, elated over removal of 'obstacles'

AIADMK united: Ministers welcome merger, elated over removal of 'obstacles'

He further hit out at the EPS faction for joining hands with people responsible for freezing party's elections symbol "Two Leaves". "All demands have been met, we are happy with everything". As OPS has been named coordinator along with Edappadi, these leaders might be accommodated in the party over time. "Nobody has the right to take action against anyone except the General Secretary Sasikala". Read More

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Post offices in path of eclipse offer special postmarks

Post offices in path of eclipse offer special postmarks

Monday's total eclipse is the first to span the United States , coast to coast, in 99 years. That time can change depending on where you are along the path of totality . Locally, Walmart had received a shipment of viewing glasses but according to a representative, they sold out within a week. What if I don't have a pair of 'eclipse glasses?' Viewing glasses will be available while supplies last. Read More

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Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace: Highlights and recap

Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace: Highlights and recap

Antonio Conte has deemed striker Diego Costa as "the past" and looks set to build a campaign without the Spanish attacker who has scored 52 goals in 89 appearances for the London side. We have to work on it", he told reporters. We could have closed the game earlier, we didn't. But Diouf is not fondly remembered in Liverpool - his attitude drew criticism from club legends Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher, while he was no stranger to controversy on the pitch either. Read More

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See the Solar Eclipse From 30000 Feet In the Air

See the Solar Eclipse From 30000 Feet In the Air

Contemplate for a moment the miracle of the moon being of a size from our perch to where it precisely blocks out the sun so the latter's otherwise invisible atmosphere - the corona - can be distinctly seen. Thus, in Hilo, for example, the sun will rise in eclipse at 6:05 a.m., 10 minutes earlier than in Honolulu. If you make the bad decision to stare at the sun during the solar eclipse , this is what could happen to you. Read More

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France's Macron speaks to Trump, warns over N Korea escalation

France's Macron speaks to Trump, warns over N Korea escalation

Nonetheless, President Trump appears intent on making Kim Jong Un believe he's ready to not only consider, but use his military options. The resolution was backed by China - North Korea's principal ally - and Russian Federation. "What if we try to intercept it and fail?" "We have troops all over the world in places that are very, very far away. I'm working with Homeland Security, the rear admiral and the United States to ensure our safety, and I want to reassure the people of Guam that now ... Read More

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EFF Criticizes Tech Companies For Curbing Free Speech Of Hate Groups

EFF Criticizes Tech Companies For Curbing Free Speech Of Hate Groups

The Daily Stormer , which helped organise last weekend's rally that led to deadly clashes with counter-demonstrators, was dropped by its United States service providers earlier this week. Some government decision-makers are deeply opposed to the speech we support. Spotify , based in Sweden, said it was in the process of removing musical acts from its streaming service that had been flagged as racist "hate bands" by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Read More

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Nearly a century in the making, solar eclipse spurs preparation

Nearly a century in the making, solar eclipse spurs preparation

Leaders of at least one district in IL, where the Great American Solar Eclipse will last the longest, chose to close their doors on Monday, August 21st, according to the Washington Post . "While keeping students indoors at recess time was an option, it is impossible to guarantee that children would not look directly at the sun during dismissal or during transport home ", the district said. Read More

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Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again — Central Intelligence Agency chief

Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again — Central Intelligence Agency chief

The Chinese commerce ministry said on its website that all imports of coal, iron, iron ore and seafood will be "completely prohibited" from Tuesday. In a ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the country's liberation from Japanese colonial rule (1910-1945), Moon said that the government will prevent an armed conflict "at all cost", addressing the increasing public concerns of a possible war between the US and North Korea. Read More

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Britain seeks 'temporary customs union' with EU

Britain seeks 'temporary customs union' with EU

London said the cross-border market, established in 2007, has facilitated greater integration of renewables and lowered electricity prices for consumers . The government plans to allow visa-free travel to continue after Brexit for visitors from the European Union, ITV News understands. However it was unclear how Britain would police the entry of other people from other nationalities who might try to reach Britain once they make it to Ireland. Read More

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Health care premiums to soar if Trump ends subsidies

Health care premiums to soar if Trump ends subsidies

If the government stopped making the cost-sharing payments, insurers would still be required to hold down deductibles and co-payments for low- and moderate-income consumers. He and Sen. Patty Murray, the ranking Democrat on the committee, are planning hearings. Insurers have said they want the administration to do more and to guarantee the payments at least through next year. Read More

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Hurricane season heating up: Three disturbances worth watching in Atlantic

Hurricane season heating up: Three disturbances worth watching in Atlantic

NASA looked at the rainfall rates within Tropical Storm Gert as it continued to strengthen and found the most intense rainfall on the tropical cyclone's eastern side. "We've had a very active tropical wave season thus far", said Dan Kottlowski, a hurricane expert with the Pennsylvania-based AccuWeather. This system right now appears to be staying further south and west. Read More

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Calcasieu Parish libraries ask patrons to throw out eclipse glasses

Calcasieu Parish libraries ask patrons to throw out eclipse glasses

And since a solar eclipse only happens because the moon is directly between the sun and the Earth, we're seeing the eclipse from the shadow of the moon.not the sun. At 2:14 PM, the solar eclipse will end . "When you get close enough to partial (eclipse), you actually begin to lose your blink instinct". Then, when the Total Solar Eclipse crosses through the United States, make sure you're relying on Channel 2 Action News for complete LIVE coverage from across the country! While I ... Read More

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The eclipse will shake up day time temperatures

The eclipse will shake up day time temperatures

The shadow will hit American soil around 10:15 a.m.in Newport, Oregon. Mom, Rebecca, remembers watching her first eclipse in high school with a homemade viewing device. This is especially true during all of the phases when the moon is only partially blocking the sun. "Only when the moon fully blocks the sun, are you safe to look at the eclipse directly". Read More

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Anthony Scaramucci Defends Trump and Takes Potshots at Bannon on Colbert

Anthony Scaramucci Defends Trump and Takes Potshots at Bannon on Colbert

And, unlike the president, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, James Corden, Seth Meyers, and Stephen Colbert came equipped to unequivocally indict the rally, its participants, and the president's two days of inaction. Trump seems to believe that by playing exclusively to his base - which isn't even the entire GOP - he can keep winning elections. Gerstman posits that Scaramucci is looking for something bigger and glitzier than being a contributor to a network like Fox News or CNN, which, ... Read More

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"Shame! Shame!" | Protesters boo Trump in NY

A new White House statement on Sunday explicitly denounced the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi groups , but it was attributed to an unnamed spokesperson and not the president himself . "So they take that as a green light of approving of this violence against counter-protesters", said Michael German, Brennan Center for Justice. Counterprotester Heather Heyer was killed when a gray Dodge Challenger rammed into a crowd walking down a street. Read More

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