Record-Breaking Heat Wave In Southwest Reportedly Claims 4 Lives

June 22, 2017

The first two fatalities recorded in the three-day heatwave took place on Monday in Santa Clara County, California, south of San Francisco, and included a homeless person found in a car, the San Jose Mercury News reported. It is tragic when someone dies of hyperthermia since in most every case it could have been prevented, Dr. Michelle Jorden of the Santa Clara County Coroners Office told the newspaper. A Phoenix area cement truck operator uses a water hose to cool down. Temperatures …

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Petition calls for Dennis Rodman to be removed from Hall of Fame

June 22, 2017

(CNN)Dennis Rodman’s role as self-appointed goodwill ambassador to North Korea is not earning him rave reviews. The petition follows the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who was detained in North Korea for 17 months. Warmbier arrived in the United States in a coma last week and died Monday. Petition Rodman has visited North Korea several times and has praised on its dictator Kim Jong-un. Rights group Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation started a …

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Otto Warmbier’s Family And Friends Remember Student With The ‘Biggest Heart Of Anyone’

June 21, 2017

I never saw him in a bad mood, Danica White, Warmbiers high school English teacher in Wyoming, Ohio, told HuffPost. He is the epitome of the kind of student wanted in a classroom. Sallee Ann Ruibal, a former classmate of Warmbiers who graduated with him from Wyoming High School, wrote about his nondiscriminatory friendliness and unending charisma. She said Warmbier felt like everyones friend, a man who would go out of his way to be kind. On Monday afternoon, Warmbiers parents, Fred and …

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Ironworker Challenges Paul Ryan In Powerful New Ad: ‘Let’s Trade Places’

June 21, 2017

Randy Bryce, a union ironworker, announced on Monday that he would seek the Democratic nomination to run against Ryan, and released a video emphasizing what has so far been the biggest issue of the year: health care. Theres no doubt in my mind that there are thousands of people like her who dont have what she has, Bryce said in the video. The system is extremely flawed. Lets trade places, Bryce said. Paul Ryan, you can come work the iron and Ill go to D.C. Republicans were quick to seize …

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Journalists Lash Out As Georgia Campaigns Bar Media Right And Left

June 20, 2017

The conservative Washington Free Beacon said its reporter was escorted out ofa campaign event Monday night before Democrat Jon Ossoffwas scheduled to speak on the eve of the election. And a reporter from liberal ThinkProgress said she was barred from events by Republican Karen Handel. Journalists ripped the actions on Twitter. The controversy erupted just hours before the polls were to open Tuesday to decide who will represent Georgias 6th Congressional District. The winner will …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… has ever rescinded a monument, and a from the Congressional Research Service suggests that presidents can only adjust, not outright abolish, a prior designation. Zinke completed his review this month, and on Monday submitted an that recommends shrinking the boundaries of Bears Ears. There is some precedent for that: Woodrow Wilson halved Mount Olympic National Monument, which Roosevelt had designated in 1909. The monument was later restored to its full size when Franklin Roosevelt signed a …

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Parking Cop Reacts To Conscientious Driver’s Plea In Best Possible Way

June 14, 2017

Parking control officer Jim Hellrood discovered a car parked by an expired meter in downtown Wausau on Thursday morning. CBS News reports that Hellrood interpreted the note to mean the person possibly drunk alcoholand thought walking home was the safer option. Wausau Police Department shared a photograph of the note and the warning ticket to Facebook on Monday. The post is now going viral,and earning both Hellrood and the unidentified driver plenty of kudos from people online: Related …

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Who were the three US soldiers killed in Afghanistan?

June 14, 2017

(CNN)The bodies of the three US soldiers killed in an apparent insider attack in Afghanistan returned to American soil on Monday. They were shot during an attack on Saturday when an Afghan army commando opened fire, in what’s known as a “green-on-blue” incident, according to US officials. This is when members of the Afghan security forces turn their weapons on US and other NATO soldiers who are training them and fighting along their side. The Taliban claimed …

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Senators reach Russia sanctions deal

June 13, 2017

Washington (CNN)Senate leaders struck an agreement Monday to roll out additional sanctions on Russia and make it difficult for the President to lift them. The legislation is expected to be attached as an amendment to an unrelated bill involving sanctions on Iran. Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee, had previously been hesitant to take up a Russia sanctions bill in his committee. But he said last month that he wanted to see progress with Russia or …

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Fraternity brothers due in court in pledge’s fatal fall

June 11, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. –  Members of a Penn State fraternity facing charges related to the death earlier this year of a pledge after a night of heavy drinking are due in court Monday for a hearing about whether there’s enough evidence to head to trial. Prosecutors in the case against the now-shuttered Beta Theta Pi chapter and 18 of its members are leaning heavily on video surveillance recordings made the night 19-year-old sophomore engineering student Tim Piazza was injured in a …

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House, Senate investigators seek Trump tapes, Comey memos

June 11, 2017

… through special counsel Bob Mueller’s office, and that there will be movement after the weekend. “The matter will be addressed on Monday,” the source says. It’s unclear if that means that the memos will be turned over to Congress on Monday, and the source would not provide any more details. Four members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, including Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein, had set a Friday deadline for Richman to respond after …

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Donald Trump May Find Time To Live-Tweet James Comey’s Testimony

June 7, 2017

… Tuesday said the tweets are considered official statements by the president of the United States. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday criticized the media forthis obsession with covering everything he says on Twitter and very little what he does as president. Sometimes, his tweets land him in legal and political trouble. His rants this week promoting his executive order banning travel and immigration from six majority-Muslim countriescould hurt him in the ongoing legal …

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Hank Williams Jr. to return to ‘Monday Night Football’

June 7, 2017

Hank Williams Jr. is coming back to “Monday Night Football” six years after ESPN dropped the country singer for his comments about President Barack Obama. ESPN says a new version of Williams’ longtime “MNF” theme and its “Are you ready for some football?” catchphrase will debut before the first regular-season Monday night game a Sept. 11 matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings. The network says in a statement that it’s bringing …

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SpaceX launches 1st recycled supply ship

June 4, 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –  SpaceX launched its first recycled cargo ship to the International Space Station on Saturday, yet another milestone in its bid to drive down flight costs. After a two-day delay caused by thunderstorms, the unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off carrying a Dragon capsule that made a station delivery nearly three years ago. When this refurbished Dragon reaches the orbiting lab on Monday, it will be the first returning craft since NASA’s now-retired shuttles. …

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Albert Pujols hits his 600th career home run

June 4, 2017

… slugger rarely acknowledges the importance of individual accomplishments, but his fellow Angels thought he clearly wanted to reach the milestone at home before they hit the road Monday. The Angels were excited, too: Mike Trout went to the ballpark right after having thumb surgery Wednesday because he wanted to see Pujols make history and Trout has returned every night since, his hand in a cast. “It’s pretty incredible,” Trout said. “Each night he gets a hit or gets an …

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University of California to end lavish spending on dinners

May 31, 2017

… will “absorb their costs for board dinners” to avoid questions over how money is spent. The newspaper reports Monday the reversal was the idea of regent Richard Blum. Dinner costs are paid out of a private endowment designated for university business costs not covered by state or tuition funds. Earlier this month, California Gov. Jerry Brown announced that he is withholding $50 million from the University of California in light of an audit last month that claimed to have found a …

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