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  • Trump, in angry Twitter spree, declares ‘the complete power to pardon’

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    Those who hope for a Twitter tirade from the president every Saturday morning were amply rewarded, as he lashed out at multiple targets.

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:40:11 -0400
  • Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns After Fatal Shooting

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    Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau resigned on Friday, nearly a week after a police officer fatally Justine Damond.

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:06:52 -0400
  • Eight Massive Wildfires Rage Across California

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    Among the fires is the most destructive wildfire in the U.S. this year, which crept within a mile of the historic tourist town of Mariposa.

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:04:40 -0400
  • Israeli troops placed on high alert after deadly stabbings

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    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military fortified its troops in the West Bank and placed forces on high alert Saturday, a day after a Palestinian stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family and some of the worst Israeli-Palestinian clashes in years erupted over tensions at the Holy Land's most contested shrine.

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:35:09 -0400
  • Woman Shares Touching Photo of Walmart Employee Helping Blind Man Shop

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    She said the heartwarming moment caught her eye.

    Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:52:00 -0400
  • Russian Spy House That Inspired 'The Americans' Will Be Put Up for Sale

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    A New Jersey home that has been vacant since the FBI arrested a family of undercover Russian spies living there is heading for sale

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 14:07:14 -0400
  • Walesa urges Poles to protect democracy by 'all means'

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    Polish freedom icon Lech Walesa joined in Saturday the protests against a proposed reform of the nation's Supreme Court, urging Poles to protect their democracy with "all means". The measure, which opponents say imperils the independence of the judiciary, has already drawn a threat of sanctions from the European Union and massive street demonstrations. "Our generation succeeded in putting Poland back on track and ensuring the separation of powers," the former president said in the northern city of Gdansk.

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:05:18 -0400
  • The Future Of Kindergarten Is Less Play, More Work

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    Being a kindergartner today is more like first grade.

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:10:02 -0400
  • Teenage cheerleader accused of killing newborn baby and burying it in garden

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    An 18-year-old cheerleader has been arrested after her child’s remains were found buried in her backyard, with investigators revealing the baby was alive at the time of birth. Brooke Skylar Richardson was charged with reckless homicide in the US state of Ohio on Friday after evidence emerged that the child “was not a stillborn baby”, according to the Dayton Daily News. Authorities determined the infant died more than two months ago and only found the child's remains because of a tip from a doctor's office.

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:49:00 -0400
  • Departing White House press secretary says good riddance to press

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    Maybe hoping for the last word, Sean Spicer took another dig at the press in a “Hannity” appearance Friday.

    Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:39:46 -0400
  • Who is Anthony Scaramucci? Everything you should know about the new communications director

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    Anthony Scaramucci, who has been appointed to head the White House's communications operations, has a long history on Wall Street – and has been a big Trump backer and public advocate.

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 04:31:00 -0400
  • Xanda, son of Cecil the Lion, killed by hunter in Zimbabwe

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    The son of Cecil the Lion, whose death at the hands of an American tourist in Zimbabwe caused international uproar, has also been shot dead by a hunter in Zimbabwe, scientists said. The lion, known as Xanda, was shot on July 7 just outside the boundary of Hwange National Park, close to where his father died, according to a group of researchers from Oxford University who were tracking him. As Xanda was shot outside the park, his killing was legal.

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 03:39:35 -0400
  • Ohio set to resume executions, child killer awaits appeals

    Ohio is moving toward carrying out its first execution in more than three years.

    Sun, 23 Jul 2017 10:54:56 -0400
  • Mom of Teen Who Went Missing at Sea with Friend Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Other Family

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    She claims their negligence led to the boys' deaths in the suit.

    Sun, 23 Jul 2017 11:43:00 -0400
  • Venezuela’s symphony of protests

    Musicians in Venezuela have been taking their instruments to protests this year, and a violist was killed in June. Here are some of the players in action.

    Sun, 23 Jul 2017 05:00:55 -0400
  • Afghanistan's Shiites mark anniversary of deadly attack

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    The site west of Kabul is the last resting place for victims of a deadly suicide bombing on July 23 last year -- the first claimed by the Islamic State group in the heart of Kabul against Afghanistan's Shiite Muslim Hazara ethnic minority. The line from Turkmenistan to Kabul, capital of energy-starved Afghanistan, bypasses the province of Bamiyan, a Hazara stronghold. For Hazara leaders the route is a further sign of discrimination against their community and their province, one of the least developed in Afghanistan.

    Sun, 23 Jul 2017 10:07:44 -0400
  • 8 Dead, 28 Found Injured In A Truck In Texas

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    Eight people were found dead and about 30 others are in critical state after being discovered in a semi-trailer at a Walmart car park in San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday morning, the police said.

    Sun, 23 Jul 2017 04:41:54 -0400
  • 'You would have to be a lunatic': Tourists to North Korea describe risks and rewards

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    James left North Korea this year with smuggled currency, stamps and a poster of “the great leader,” Kim Il Sung, that he bought on the black market. Months later, James’s fellow American, Otto Warmbier, died after suffering from a mysterious brain injury while in detention in North Korea, accused of stealing a propaganda poster from a hotel. The US State Department has long recommended against travel to North Korea, but Warmbier’s death prompted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to authorize his department to block Americans from traveling to the country.

    Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:26:49 -0400
  • Jeb Bush blasts Trump and Republicans over handling of the Russia investigation

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    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush criticized his former 2016 presidential primary foe President Donald Trump on Saturday over his first six months in office.

    Sun, 23 Jul 2017 06:18:00 -0400
  • Hundreds of sheep killed after bear chases them over cliff

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    More than 200 sheep have died after they hurtled over the edge of a cliff in the Pyrenees mountains while being chased by a bear. Their deaths have reignited the bitter debate over the presence of bears in the mountain range that straddles the French-Spanish border, where they were reintroduced 20 years ago after disappearing in the early 1990s. The sheep belonged to a farmer in the Couflens area on the French side of the border, but their bodies were found last Sunday at the foot of a cliff just over the border in Spain. The rest of the large flock was missing after dispersing over the mountains while fleeing the attack. Local authorities sent experts to examine the scene during the week and they concluded that the sheep had been running away from a bear. The sheep’s owner will be compensated for each of the 209 animals found dead,  which is standard practice in such cases as part of the deal made between the government and farmers when brown bears from Slovenia were introduced in the late 1990s. Firefighters rescue Dolly the sheep from 15ft fall into rock crevice 00:47 But the deaths provoked an angry statement from the militant Confédération Paysanne (Farmers’ Federation) which demanded immediate action to stop deadly attacks by bears on livestock. “Pastoralism, which is a guarantor of biodiversity and of a living and welcoming mountain region, is not compatible with the reintroduction of large predators,” it said in a statement. “The state, which is responsible for the reintroduction of the bears, should remove the ones that are causing problems and should not reintroduce any more bears,” it said. The verbal protest was the latest battle in the long-running war between livestock farmers and animal conservationists who believe bears have their rightful pace in the mountain range. Herd of bison sees off pack of wolves in incredible footage 01:22 A similar battle is going on over the growing presence of wolves in France. On Thursday the government gave the green light for the cull of dozens of wolves in mountain areas, mostly in the southeast, where they have killed around 8,000 farm animals, mostly sheep, over the past year. The cull of up to 40 wolves by July next year represents a little over 10 percent of France's total wolf population. Wolves were eradicated in France in the 1930s but began to arrive back from Italy in the 1990s.

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:23:51 -0400
  • This Is The Best Happy Hour Spot In Your State

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    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:48:29 -0400
  • Minneapolis police chief resigns after shooting by officer

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    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor, who said she lost confidence in the chief after last weekend's fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911.

    Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:45:51 -0400
  • 10-Year-Old Arrested For Allegedly Stealing a Car for the Fourth Time in 6 Weeks

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    Police said he removed his ankle monitor being caught.

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:07:00 -0400
  • Blackstone in talks to buy 40 percent of Israel cyber firm NSO - report

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    Blackstone Group is in advanced talks to acquire 40 percent of Israeli cyber firm NSO Group for $400 million, Israel's Calcalist business newspaper reported on Sunday. Another investor – ClearSky – is expected to join Blackstone in the deal as a secondary buyer for 10 percent, Calcalist said. Founded in 2009 by Omri Lavie and Shalev Hulio, NSO makes software that can target mobile phones to gather information.

    Sun, 23 Jul 2017 05:06:57 -0400
  • Russia is responsible for 'hot war' in Ukraine: US envoy

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    The new US special envoy on Ukraine said Sunday that Russia is responsible for the "hot war" in the country's east, after fresh clashes between government forces and Russian-backed rebels. Kurt Volker, who was appointed this month as the State Department's special representative for negotiations to end more than three years of fighting, was visiting on the eve of telephone talks between the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France on how to stem a conflict that has claimed 10,000 lives. "This is not a frozen conflict, this is a hot war and it is an immediate crisis that we all need to address as quickly as possible," Volker said while visiting the government-controlled city of Kramatorsk in the war-torn Donetsk region.

    Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:01:11 -0400
  • Radio station cancels Richard Dawkins appearance over Islam tweets

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    A US radio station invited Richard Dawkins to speak about his latest book, and then cancelled the ticketed event over his tweets about Islam. The evolutionary biologist was due to discuss Science in the Soul: Collected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist at a benefit event for KPFA, a listener-funded station in Berkeley, California. Tickets were snapped up ahead of the anti-theist’s planned talk on 9 August – but KPFA cancelled the event on Thursday, claiming it had recently discovered that his comments about Islam had upset people.

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:42:00 -0400
  • 31-pound stray cat named Mr. Handsome is my favorite celebrity

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    Here's a good situation: a 31-pound stray cat who goes by "Mr. Handsome" has received so much interest at a Pittsboro, North Carolina animal shelter that his new home will be determined by a literal raffle. Mr. Handsome, a flawless celebrity, has been winning hearts all week after being brought into the Chatham County Animal Shelter as a stray. Since then, there's been such an influx of prospective adopters to the shelter that parking and traffic have become strained.  SEE ALSO: Cat that ingested antifreeze saved by the elixir of life: Vodka Now, those who'd like to adopt Mr. Handsome can fill out an application, which must be emailed to the shelter by July 26. If your name is drawn from the raffle, you'll be vetted further before the greatest cat to ever live is yours to keep. In the meantime, Mr. Handsome will be luxuriating in the ideal hotel suite — a cleared-out cabinet shelf he selected himself. WATCH: An incredible new robot inspired by vines can grow 25,000 times its original size

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 14:37:37 -0400
  • US Imposes Sanctions On Russia, Iran, North Korea

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    The House and Senate released a deal Saturday that imposed sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea for undermining American interests.

    Sun, 23 Jul 2017 04:30:03 -0400
  • 6 of the most notable discoveries that have been revealed by melting ice

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    Two frozen bodies uncovered in the Swiss Alps this week are only the latest secret shrinking glaciers around the world have given up.

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:37:00 -0400
  • How to Peel and Devein Shrimp

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    This article, How to Peel and Devein Shrimp, originally appeared on Chowhound.

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 11:00:30 -0400
  • German runaway girl who converted to Islam is found in Iraq

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    BERLIN (AP) — A German girl who ran away from home after converting to Islam has been found as Iraqi forces liberated the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State extremists, German and Iraqi officials said Saturday. She is reported to be in good health and will be interrogated next week by Iraqi officials.

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:46:56 -0400
  • Russian envoy overheard saying he discussed campaign with Sessions: Washington Post

    Russia's ambassador to Washington was overheard by U.S. spy agencies telling his bosses he had discussed campaign-related matters, including issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing current and former U.S. officials. Ambassador Sergei Kislyak's accounts of two conversations with Sessions, then a U.S. senator and key foreign policy adviser to Republican candidate Donald Trump, were intercepted by U.S. intelligence agencies, the officials told the Post. Sessions at first failed to disclose his contacts with Kislyak and then said the meetings were not about the Trump campaign.

    Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:30:40 -0400
  • No-show inflation poses conundrum for US Fed

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    After tightening monetary policy last month for the second time this year, the US central bank is expected to pause for the next few months to monitor developments. The Federal Reserve will leave the benchmark interest rate untouched when it meets Tuesday and Wednesday, partly because it has yet to begin to wind down its huge stock of bond holdings, and will not make another move on interest rates until that process is underway. In the normal course of events, as an economy recovers and hiring increases, that brings with it rising wages and inflation, which in turn prompts the central bank to hike lending rates to keep prices in check while still allowing economic growth to continue.

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 21:04:47 -0400
  • Human trafficking suspected as nine people die in sweltering lorry at Texas car park

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    At least nine people have died after being crammed inside a sweltering lorry parked at a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas, and authorities said they were the victims of "ruthless" human traffickers. The driver was arrested, and nearly 20 others rescued from the rig were in hospital in dire condition, many with extreme dehydration and heatstroke, officials said. Authorities were called to the San Antonio car park late Saturday night or early Sunday and found eight dead inside the truck. A ninth victim died at the hospital. The victims "were very hot to the touch. So these people were in this trailer without any signs of any type of water" to air conditioning, Fire Chief Charles Hood said.  Based on initial interviews with survivors of the weekend tragedy, more than 100 people may have been packed into the back of the 18-wheeler at one point in its journey, ICE acting Director Thomas Homan said. In addition to the dead, there were 28 injured - 20 of them severely Thirty-nine were inside when rescuers arrived, and the rest were believed to have escaped or hitched rides to their next destination, officials said. Temperatures outside the vehicle topped 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8 Celsius). The truck's driver was arrested and will face charges, said Richard Durbin, US attorney for the Western District of Texas, and prosecutors are working to identify others responsible. The bodies were discovered after officials were led to the trailer by a man who had approached a Walmart employee and asked for water. "All were victims of ruthless human smugglers indifferent to the well-being of their fragile cargo," Durbin said. "These people were helpless in the hands of their transporters. Imagine their suffering, trapped in a stifling trailer in 100-plus degree heat," he said. A police officer works on the crime scene behind a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas Credit: Ray Whitehouse/Reuters San Antonio is about 150 miles (240 km) north of the border with Mexico. Temperatures in the area held above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8C) until 6 p.m. local time on Saturday and were expected to soar into the 100s again on Sunday, with humidity making the heat feel close to 110 degrees, forecasters said. Raids on suspected illegal immigrants have ramped up across the United States in recent months, after president Donald Trump's vow to crack down on those entering the country without authorisation or overstaying their visas. In Texas alone, federal immigration agents said they arrested 123 illegal immigrants with criminal records in an eight-day operation that ended last week. The San Antonio deaths come more than a decade after what is considered the worst immigrant smuggling case in US history, when 70 people were found stuffed into an 18-wheeler. Nineteen of them died in the incident in Victoria, Texas, about 100 miles southeast of San Antonio, in May 2003. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus described the latest fatalities as a "horrible tragedy" and said other suspects had fled the scene as police officers arrived. Police forensics officers work on the crime scene "Checking the video, there were a number of vehicles that came and picked up other people who were in that trailer," McManus said. Twenty people were airlifted to seven hospitals and their conditions were "critical to very critical," Hood said. Eight others are hospitalised in less serious condition, he said. At San Antonio's University Hospital, six adults were admitted early Sunday with heat-related injuries, all of them in critical condition, spokesman Donald Finley said. McManus said the people in the truck ranged from school-age juveniles to adults in their 20s and 30s. He said the Department of Homeland Security had joined the investigation, and that the origin of the truck is unclear. Experts have warned in recent months that tougher immigration policies could make it more difficult to stop human trafficking. Measures to harden international borders encourage would-be migrants to turn to smugglers and fear of deportation deters whistle-blowing, they said. The Border Patrol has regularly reported finding suspected immigrants inside trucks along the U.S. border with Mexico. Earlier this month, 72 Latin Americans were found in a trailer in Laredo, it said. In June, 44 people were found in the back of a lorry in the same Texas city, which lies directly across the Rio Grande from Mexico.  

    Sun, 23 Jul 2017 18:03:41 -0400
  • The Commodification of Orthodox Judaism

    Two perceived qualities of Orthodox Judaism—authenticity and ancientness—are enticing people outside this religious tradition to pay for the chance to sample it. In Israel, secular citizens and foreign visitors willing to fork over $20 to the tour company Israel-2Go can embark on a trip to an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood, where they’ll watch men in black hats and women in long skirts buying challah bread from a kosher bakery while a guide narrates the scene. They can also pay to take a tour of the menorahs in Jerusalem’s Old City alleyways during Hanukkah; eat a five-course Friday night Shabbat meal in the home of an observant family; or hear a lecture about the different nuances of the black-and-white garb worn by men from various ultra-Orthodox sects.

    Sun, 23 Jul 2017 04:50:00 -0400
  • Anthony Scaramucci apologises to Donald Trump over tweets praising Hillary Clinton and urging tighter gun laws

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     A day after accepting a top White House job, President Donald Trump's new communications adviser announced Saturday that he's deleting old tweets, saying his own views have evolved and that what he said in the past shouldn't be a distraction. Trump announced Friday that he'd hired Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci to help the White House sharpen its public message. Social media users quickly did a deep dive and recirculated past tweets by Scaramucci that were at odds with Trump's views, including one that praised Hillary Clinton's competence. Trump defeated Clinton for president last year and continues to criticize her, including in several tweets Saturday. Full transparency: I'm deleting old tweets. Past views evolved & shouldn't be a distraction. I serve @POTUS agenda & that's all that matters— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 22, 2017 Other repurposed Scaramucci tweets expressed support for stronger gun laws, which he tweeted about in August 2012. In May 2016, he expressed displeasure with individuals who believe climate change is a hoax. Trump has at times referred to global warming as a hoax. "Full transparency: I'm deleting old tweets. Past views evolved & shouldn't be a distraction. I serve @POTUS agenda & that's all that matters," Scaramucci said Saturday in the first of a pair of messages on the subject. "The politics of "gotcha" are over. I have a thick skin and we're moving on to @POTUS agenda serving the American people," he added. The politics of "gotcha" are over. I have a thick skin and we're moving on to @POTUS agenda serving the American people— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 22, 2017 Twitter users also scrolled back deep into Scaramucci's timeline to raise questions about a 2012 tweet in which he seemed to misattribute a quote to author Mark Twain. "Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like its heaven on earth. Mark Twain," Scaramucci tweeted. Donald Trump: 'America is coming strong!' 01:12 Scaramucci served Trump as a campaign fundraiser and adviser during the transition. He made his first appearance before reporters in the White House briefing room on Friday and quickly apologized to Trump for referring to him as a "hack politician" during an August 2015 appearance on Fox Business Network. Asked whether Trump was aware of the comment, Scaramucci joked that the president mentions it every 15 seconds. He called it one of his "biggest mistakes" before looking into the cameras and saying: "Mr. President, if you're listening, I personally apologize for the 50th time for saying that."  

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:46:16 -0400
  • Sisters Give Birth to Babies on the Same Day: 'It Was Not Planned'

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    They said the cousins will have joint first birthday party.

    Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:41:00 -0400
  • Elon Musk scraps the idea of a Model 3 with a solar panel roof

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    For as long as Elon Musk has been involved in the tech world, he has demonstrated an almost unrivaled obsession with dreaming big and boldly pursuing initiatives that objectively seem downright crazy at first glance. From his work at SpaceX to his more recent effort to create underground tunnels capable of transporting cars at speeds as high as 125 MPH, Musk, to his great credit, is a man of action. Still, when you have as many outrageous and ambitious ideas as Musk, not everything can become a reality. That said, the idea that the Model 3 -- or any subsequent Tesla vehicle -- might one day feature a roof with embedded solar panels has finally been put to rest by Musk. Recall, Musk initially floated the idea of a Model 3 outfitted with solar roof technology late last year, even going so far as to say that Tesla would "probably offer that as an option." https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/794575003446480896 A few months later, Musk revealed that he decided to scrap the idea. During a speech at the National Governors Association a few days ago, Musk said that he actively had Tesla engineers look into the feasibility of a roof embedded with solar panels before realizing that it just wouldn't work out. "I really thought about this," Musk said. "I pushed my team. Is there some way we can do it on the car? Technically, if you have some sort of transformer-like thing that will pop out of the trunk like a hardtop convertible that ratchets solar panels over the car, and provided you are in the sun, that would be enough to generate 20 to 30 miles a day of electricity. It’s a difficult way to do it." Still, the idea of a solar panel roof atop of a Tesla vehicle sounds a lot cooler than it would actually be in practice. Given the surface area of the roof, Musk's 20-30 mile figure seems wildly optimistic. A solar panel roof could certainly come in handy in dire situations, but it's far from being a game-changer. Video of Musk's full remarks can be seen over here.

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:01:29 -0400
  • Thoughts On Love From The Duggar

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    Get Jana, John-David and Josiah Duggar’s thoughts on love and courtship.

    Sun, 23 Jul 2017 10:10:01 -0400
  • California governor turns to housing, rail after climate win

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    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown's aggressive plea for lawmakers to renew California's signature climate change law proved fruitful this week, bolstering his credibility as a world leader in the fight against global warming.

    Sun, 23 Jul 2017 01:30:06 -0400
  • Hundreds of Islamic State corpses await repatriation from Libya

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    Seven months after Libyan forces defeated Islamic State in the coastal city of Sirte, hundreds of bodies of foreign militants still lie stored in freezers as authorities negotiate with other governments to decide what to do with them, local officials say. The corpses have been shipped to Misrata, a city further to the west whose forces led the fight to defeat Islamic State in Sirte in December. Allowing the bodies to be shipped home to countries such as Tunisia, Sudan and Egypt would be sensitive for the governments involved, wary of acknowledging how many of their citizens left to fight as jihadists in Iraq, Syria and Libya.

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 19:30:49 -0400
  • Teacher convicted of having sex with her student suing teenage boy for defamation

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    A 36-year-old teacher convicted of having sex with a person under the legal age of consent in California is suing the student she slept with for defamation. Tara Stumph, who is currently serving a 180 day sentence for having sex with a 16-year-old student, says that statements made by the young man hurt her reputation and her career. Stumph was named alongside her former employer, the Lucia Mar School District, in the lawsuit brought against her by her victim’s family.

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:47:00 -0400
  • Nigeria's ex-oil minister battles slew of graft cases

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    Nigeria's former oil minister faces charges only at home but her name crops up in a growing number of international cases that lift the lid on the scale of alleged corruption in the country's oil sector. Since leaving office in 2015, Diezani Alison-Madueke has been implicated in bribery, fraud, misuse of public funds, and money laundering cases in Nigeria, Britain, Italy and the United States. The first female president of the global oil cartel OPEC -- who was one of Africa's most prominent politicians -- has always denied the allegations, which involve billions of dollars syphoned from oil deals and state coffers.

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:25:06 -0400
  • Five Times a President Issued a Controversial Pardon

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    Donald Trump is reportedly contemplating pardoning family members, staffers and even himself for connections to the Russia probe

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 11:50:19 -0400
  • John McCain enjoys 'amazing hike' with daughter Meghan days after being diagnosed with cancer

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    Within days of being diagnosed with cancer, John McCain has enjoyed an 'amazing hike' with his daughter Meghan. Ms McCain, a host on Fox News, tweeted a picture of her sitting with the Arizona Senator. "Amazing hike with Dad this morning, Thank you for your best wishes." Mr Mcain, 80, was diagnosed with a brain tumour after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye. Amazing hike with Dad @SenJohnMcCain this morning. Thank you all for your best wishes! pic.twitter.com/P9RR2v91HB— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) July 22, 2017 He and his family are reviewing options for further treatment, which are expected to include a combination of radiation and chemotherapy. The diagnosis was greeted with shock across the US political spectrum with Donald Trump wishing Mr McCain, who has been one of his most vociferous Republican critics,  well. Barack Obama hailed Mr McCain, who ran against him in the 2008 presidential election,  as a fighter.  “Cancer doesn’t know what it’s up against. Give it hell, John,” the former president tweeted. Widely respected in Washington, Mr McCain was captured during the Vietnam War and spent five and a half years in captivity during which he was tortured before being released in 1973.

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:01:26 -0400
  • Sprint is just straight-up trolling Verizon now

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    In absence of actually having a good network, Sprint is relying on some top-notch PR to bother Verizon. Sprint already stole away Verizon's signature spokesperson -- Mr "Can You Hear Me Now?" -- and it's now hitting on Verizon's pricing with a savage stunt. For one day only, Sprint has opened up a "Twice the Price" shop next to a Verizon store in Queens, NY. The concept is a store filled with regular things that are twice the price, just like Verizon's plans are twice the price of Sprint. It's an incredibly brazen attempt to hit Verizon where it hurts most, and it is kinda funny. Verizon has arguably the best network around: it comes joint-top in most speed tests with T-Mobile, and its coverage is hands-down the best in rural areas and indoors. But Verizon's pricing is undeniably high. Even the new Unlimited plan, which was meant to be Verizon's answer to T-Mobile One, is $80 a month for the first line. Now, you can argue that Verizon's plans are still value for money. The Unlimited plan comes with good perks like 10GB of hotspot data, which you pay extra for on T-Mobile (or anyone else), and Verizon does get you more consistent coverage. But for the average user, Sprint's betting that paying half the price makes up for any shortcomings in service. Sprint doesn't have the money to build out its network to compete with Verizon, so the "Twice the Price" store is going to have to do as a competitive strategy for now.

    Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:12:31 -0400
  • Safety Tips For Watching The Solar Eclipse

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    A total solar eclipse will be visible from many parts of the United States on Aug. 21, as the moon’s shadow moves across the country from west to east. NASA offered safety tips for viewing.

    Sun, 23 Jul 2017 04:23:41 -0400
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