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  • Republicans and Democrats dismiss Trump’s budget as ‘dead on arrival’

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    The White House budget director began making his case for the 2018 budget Tuesday, but it met initial skepticism from members of both parties.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 15:48:23 -0400
  • Manchester in Mourning: Bombing Victims Remembered

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    An 8-year-old and a college student are among the 22 people who were killed in the terror attack at Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 12:32:32 -0400
  • Father of Times Square car crash victim thanks New York in emotional letter

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    At an impromptu memorial in Times Square, the father of the young woman who was killed there last week has placed a letter of thanks to the city.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 14:24:15 -0400
  • Clinton Calls Trump Budget an 'Unimaginable Level of Cruelty'

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    Hillary Clinton slammed President Trump’s federal budget plan while giving a speech at the Children’s Health Fund Annual Benefit.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 14:12:56 -0400
  • Teenagers Who Stole Car And Killed 6-Year-Old Boy Charged With Capital Murder

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    Prosecutors could seek the death penalty in the case.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 11:34:50 -0400
  • Landslide on California highway part of $1 billion in damage

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    A massive landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean is the latest natural disaster to hit a California community that relies heavily on an iconic coastal highway and tourism to survive, and it adds to a record $1 billion in highway damage from one of the state's wettest winters in decades.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 22:27:27 -0400
  • Female reporters 'unable to listen' to Trump's visit to Western Wall due to gender segregation

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    Female reporters accompanying President Donald Trump on his trip to the Middle East have been separated from their male colleagues and the President during his historic visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 12:02:32 -0400
  • Elephant crushes S. African hunter to death: reports

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    A South African big-game hunter was crushed to death when an elephant picked him up and then fell on him after being shot, Zimbabwean officials and media reports said Monday. Theunis Botha, 51, a professional hunter who specialised in hunting with hounds, died on Friday in western Zimbabwe. One elephant lifted Botha up with her trunk, and a fellow hunter shot the animal dead, the News24 website said.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 10:39:04 -0400
  • After Maryland student's speech, mockery and anger in China

    When Chinese student Yang Shuping described how she ditched her five pollution masks upon discovering the "oddly luxurious" air of the United States, she drew a fierce online backlash, indignant newspaper columns and even a rebuttal from her hometown. On Wednesday, the official Xinhua news agency's English-language Twitter account broadcast a live-stream from Kunming, with two reporters interviewing passersby about air quality and whether they wore pollution masks. China's foreign ministry also weighed in, saying it was aware the issue was being widely discussed online, and that any Chinese citizen should "make remarks responsibly".

    Wed, 24 May 2017 06:21:47 -0400
  • Terrifying Video Shows Sea Lion Dragging Young Girl Into Water

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    Her quick-thinking grandfather jumped into the water and got her out, bringing her back to safety.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 12:29:00 -0400
  • ‘The most horrible feeling’: Mother of missing Manchester concertgoer describes chaos of attack

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    Many attendees at the concert that was hit by a bomb on Monday were young people. One distraught parent described her feelings as she waited for news.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 10:02:10 -0400
  • The Supreme Court Finds North Carolina's Racial Gerrymandering Unconstitutional

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    You don’t see a Kagan-Breyer-Ginsburg-Sotomayor-Thomas majority often in U.S. Supreme Court decisions, but today that quintet joined together to deal a blow to North Carolina Republicans. In the decision in Cooper v. Harris, the eight-member pre-Gorsuch roster upheld a district court’s ruling that two congressional districts in North Carolina were unconstitutional racial gerrymanders, putting an end to one part of a six-year saga that began with redistricting in 2011.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 12:44:14 -0400
  • Betsy DeVos Elaborates On School Choice

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    Even though Education Secretary Betsy DeVos did not give away any specifics, she did stress on the importance of holding states accountable when it comes to education and making them answerable to parents, not the government.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 07:03:19 -0400
  • Neo-Nazi Connected To Double Murder Arrested After FBI Finds Explosive Materials

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    FBI agents found chemicals used to make explosives, Nazi propaganda and a framed picture of the Oklahoma City bomber.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 14:51:08 -0400
  • Now I Get It: President Trump’s trip to Israel and roadblocks to Middle East peace

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    In Israel, Trump said we have a “rare opportunity” for peace in the Middle East. He's also said that his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, could get a deal done. As President Trump makes his first trip overseas, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric looks at the sticking points, for the Israelis and the Palestinians, to achieving that peace.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 10:32:00 -0400
  • President Trump’s first trip abroad

    In contrast to George W. Bush and Obama, President Trump’s first overseas trip is a highly ambitious venture. Here's a look at some of the highlights.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 15:00:52 -0400
  • Newark airport reopens after engine fire prompts plane evacuation

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    Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey has reopened after temporarily shutting down late Tuesday, following an engine fire that prompted the evacuation of an airplane, officials said. There were reports of five minor injuries, according to a statement posted on the airport's official Twitter account, with delays expected to persist through the night. "Newark Airport is temporarily closed due to deployment of emergency chutes on a plane with an apparent engine fire," an earlier post on the airport's official Twitter account had said.

    Wed, 24 May 2017 00:24:43 -0400
  • APNewsBreak: Leaks found on Dakota Access pipeline system

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    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Dakota Access pipeline and a feeder line leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in North Dakota in separate incidents in March as crews prepared the disputed $3.8 billion pipeline for operation.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 16:27:05 -0400
  • Suicidal Man 'Unintentionally' Kills Girlfriend With Bullet That First Went Through His Own Head: Cops

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    Victor Sibson survived the suicide attempt and was charged with second degree murder on Friday.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 16:07:00 -0400
  • Ariana Grande says she is 'broken' after explosion in Manchester Arena that left 22 dead and 59 injured

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    Ariana Grande has responded to the incident in Manchester that left at least 19 dead and almost 60 injured. Writing on social media a few hours after police responded to what they said was a reported explosion in the aftermath of her concert at the Manchester Arena, the 23-year-old singer said she was “broken”. Grande escaped unhurt from the incident, which happened shortly after the American singer completed her set and lights in the venue had been switched on.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 23:24:00 -0400
  • Turkey summons U.S. envoy over Washington street brawl

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    Turkey summoned the U.S ambassador on Monday to protest the treatment of Turkish security officials in the United States during a visit by President Tayyip Erdogan last week, the foreign ministry said. A brawl erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador's residence during Erdogan's visit to Washington to meet U.S. President Donald Trump. Turkey blamed the violence on demonstrators linked to the militant Kurdistan Workers Party while Washington's police chief described the incident as a "brutal attack" on peaceful protesters.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 14:50:38 -0400
  • The Latest: Leaders attack lawsuit over schools for blacks

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    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit alleging that Mississippi is breaking federal law by providing unequal schooling to black students (all times local):

    Tue, 23 May 2017 13:48:14 -0400
  • Big Game Hunter Dies After Being Crushed To Death By Elephant

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    A well-known South African big game hunter was reportedly crushed to death Friday after his friends fatally shot an elephant.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 17:25:32 -0400
  • Jakarta governor dropping appeal 'for sake of nation'

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    The wife of Jakarta's Christian governor told a tearful press conference Tuesday her husband had withdrawn his appeal against a blasphemy conviction and two-year jail term for the good of Indonesia. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was jailed this month for insulting the Koran while campaigning for re-election, a shock decision that stoked concern about rising religious intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. The blasphemy allegations against Purnama, Jakarta's first non-Muslim governor for half a century and first ethnic Chinese leader, sparked mass protests spearheaded by radicals.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 03:38:48 -0400
  • The only real way to stop atrocities like the Manchester attack is to end the wars which allow extremism to grow

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    President Trump leaves the Middle East today, having done his bit to make the region even more divided and mired in conflict than it was before. At the same moment that Donald Trump was condemning the suicide bomber in Manchester as “an evil loser in life”, he was adding to the chaos in which al-Qaeda and Isis have taken root and flourished. It may be a long distance between the massacre in Manchester and the wars in the Middle East, but the connection is there.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 14:05:00 -0400
  • China, Russia launch long-haul challenge to Boeing, Airbus

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    China and Russia on Monday launched an ambitious project to jointly develop a long-haul jet to challenge Boeing and Airbus, just two weeks after the successful test flight of the first made-in-China large passenger plane. State-run Chinese manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said they formally established the previously announced joint venture in Shanghai on Monday.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 12:41:32 -0400
  • Chinese Fighters Intercept Nuke-Detecting Plane Over East China Sea

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    The U.S. military is describing the interaction as "unprofessional."

    Mon, 22 May 2017 13:30:45 -0400
  • 12-Year-Old Girl Abducted by Teen Boys In 'Imminent Danger'

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    McKenzie Wilson went missing from her upstate New York home early in the morning.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 13:50:03 -0400
  • Proposed Federal Budget Eliminates Energy Star

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    Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Deep cuts in the White House’s proposed 2018 budget released today would eliminate the popular Energy Star program and 5...

    Tue, 23 May 2017 18:58:01 -0400
  • Defiant Duterte threatens harsh measures as thousands flee Philippines unrest

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    By Romeo Ranoco PANTAR, Philippines (Reuters) - Thousands of civilians fled fighting in the Philippines on Wednesday as troops sought to contain Islamic State-linked militants who took over large parts of a city, set building ablaze and captured a Catholic priest and other Christians. President Rodrigo Duterte said he had no choice but to declare martial law on his native island of Mindanao following a failed raid by soldiers on Tuesday on a hideout of the Maute militant group, which triggered clashes and chaos across the largely Muslim city of Marawi. Duterte said Islamic State could not be allowed to gain a foothold in the Christian-majority Philippines and he would do whatever it took to rebuff extremists from the Maute group and the allied Abu Sayyaf, even if it meant many would die.

    Wed, 24 May 2017 07:52:39 -0400
  • Killer whales charge toward blue whale off California coast

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    A pod of killer whales appears to charge at blue whale off the coast of Monterey, California, in a rare encounter captured by a drone camera on May 18.

    Wed, 24 May 2017 02:06:04 -0400
  • 'Alt-right' leader loses gym membership after confrontation

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    A leading figure in the "alt-right" movement had his gym membership revoked after a Georgetown University professor confronted him during a workout and called him a neo-Nazi.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 13:16:50 -0400
  • US new home sales cool in April

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    Sales of new US homes experienced a sharp slowdown in April after hitting a record in March, and prices also fell, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. The estimated inventory of new homes for sale at the end of April stood at 268,000, matching March, the highest since July 2009.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 11:21:23 -0400
  • World reaction to the deadly attack in Manchester, England

    At least 22 people have died and more than 100 injured after what Theresa May described as an “appalling terror attack” at the Manchester Arena during an Ariana Grande pop concert. World reaction grows as ISIS claims responsibility.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 12:04:31 -0400
  • Donald Trump budget proposal to force millions off food stamps

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    Millions of people will be driven off food stamps as part of the spending cuts being planned for Donald Trump’s first budget. The President’s proposals would cut up to $1.7trillion over the next ten years, with saving coming from cuts to programmes such as Medicaid, federal employee pensions, welfare benefits and farm subsidies. The Washington Post said Mr Trump would cut $800bn alone from Medicaid, the state-federal programme that provides health care to low-income citizens.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 09:46:00 -0400
  • Husky Caught on Surveillance Shoplifting a Loaf of Bread, Then Returning With an Accomplice

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    Cops said the dog will not be facing any charges.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 12:06:00 -0400
  • Teen Girl Throws Herself In River For 'Blue Whale' Suicide Challenge

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    The girl reportedly jumped into a turbulent river to complete a suicide challenge referred to “Blue Whale.”

    Tue, 23 May 2017 16:04:34 -0400
  • Sanders and Schumer say Trump’s budget takes a ‘sledgehammer to the middle class’

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    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., criticized President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal for cuts to domestic programs. Schumer said, “The Trump budget takes a sledgehammer to the middle class and to working-class Americans.”

    Tue, 23 May 2017 16:05:55 -0400
  • Mississippi lawmaker 'sorry' he urged lynching for statue removal

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    A Mississippi state lawmaker who called for the lynching of Louisiana officials for removing pro-slavery era monuments apologized on Monday after his comments sparked a firestorm of criticism. Republican Representative Karl Oliver had taken to Facebook on Saturday to criticize the removal of monuments in New Orleans that city leaders deemed racially offensive. The last of the four statues, of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, was taken down on Friday.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 16:19:40 -0400
  • The Latest: Slain student remembered at commencement

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    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing death of a black student visiting the University of Maryland (all times local):

    Tue, 23 May 2017 11:06:57 -0400
  • Everything points to Apple launching new MacBooks next month

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    Apple will unveil the next big thing for its various software operating systems at WWDC 2017, including iOS 11 and the next macOS major update. But the iPhone maker is also tipped to launch a variety of new products at the show, including the Siri speaker, a 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and new MacBooks. A new report says that Apple is indeed expected to launch new laptops this quarter, and there’s reason to be excited. In a new research note to customers, TrendForce said that notebooks are having a little moment, again. Shipments for the first quarter of the year grew by 6.1% compared to last year, totaling around 37.81 million. That’s a 15.6% decline from the Christmas quarter, but still an impressive result for the period. Apple placed fifth in TrendForce's top, with 3.4 million MacBook laptops shipped during the period — that marks a 15.8% decline compared to the December quarter, but a 15.4% increase compared to last year. TrendForce quotes the MacBook Pro with TouchBar as the device that contributed significantly to the overall shipments. Similarly, the researchers believe the 12-inch MacBook will help Apple ship 10% more laptops in the second quarter of this year than last year. That’s because Apple reportedly plans to launch a new version of the 12-inch MacBook that will feature a new processor. The report notes that promotional pricing for some older models might also be in order. A previous report said that Apple will update the MacBook Pro as well, even if it only launched a new model in late 2016. TrendForce makes no mention of other MacBook updates for the quarter.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 16:09:10 -0400
  • S. Korea fires warning shots at object flown from N. Korea

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    South Korea fired warning shots Tuesday at a flying object that entered the country's airspace from North Korea across the Demilitarized Zone, Seoul's military said. One official told AFP it appeared to be a drone. The official gave no details, but previous drones flown across the border have been similar in size to hobby craft.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 05:56:37 -0400
  • Fossils cast doubt on human lineage originating in Africa

    By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins, casting doubt on the view that the evolutionary lineage that led to people arose in Africa. Scientists said on Monday the creature, known as Graecopithecus freybergi and known only from a lower jawbone and an isolated tooth, may be the oldest-known member of the human lineage that began after an evolutionary split from the line that led to chimpanzees, our closest cousins. The premolar was found in south-central Bulgaria in 2009.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 18:08:13 -0400
  • Venezuela protests: Hugo Chavez's childhood home set on fire as violence clashes continue

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    The childhood home of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez has been set on fire, according to an opposition legislator, as protests against the socialist government continue to rage. The house, located in the western city of Barinas, was set alight along with several other government buildings by protesters. "It is pretty symbolic that the citizens are venting their frustrations on the author of the Bolivarian revolution," said Eric Farnsworth, vice president of the Council of the Americas.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 09:58:51 -0400
  • Christina El Moussa Got the Sweetest Tattoo Honoring Her Kids

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    Check out her new ink.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 14:43:06 -0400
  • Ariana Grande UK Concert Ticket Refund Policies

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    Websites which sold or are selling Ariana Grande's UK concert tickets do not necessarily have the same policies when it comes to refunds.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 03:38:11 -0400
  • Breathtaking photography series showcases beauty of night sky in areas with no light pollution

    Two photographers have made a set of images exploring the magnificent night skies still found in North American and the grave threat of light pollution.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 13:26:46 -0400
  • Iran's president criticizes US after Trump's sharp words

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    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani took barbed swipes at the U.S. and its ally Saudi Arabia on Monday, hitting back at both a day after President Donald Trump used his first foreign trip to the kingdom to call for further isolation of Iran.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 15:19:08 -0400
  • The 750-HP Shelby F-150 Super Snake Is a $100,000 Thundertruck

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    Only 150 will be built, each with a starting price just under $97,000.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 13:32:54 -0400
  • Newfound ‘alien megastructure’ star leaves scientists baffled

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    You're forgiven if the name KIC 8462852 doesn't ring a bell. It's a far-off object, thought to be a star, which was only just discovered in late 2015, but it's already managed to totally confuse researchers in its extremely brief stint on the scientific stage. The star has continually exhibited extremely odd behavior, and has been repeatedly observed experiencing huge dips in brightness that don't seem to have any readily available explanation. Now, the star has been spotted performing the same dimming trick as it has in the past, and scientists are throwing out some extremely wild theories.  KIC 8462852, otherwise known as "Tabby's Star" or "Boyajian's Star" depending on where you look, was caught in the act this past weekend, dimming in brightness by about three percent, which is a large enough change to be easily detected. Normally, the dimming of a star at regular intervals would indicate the presence of a planet in orbit, but there doesn't seem to be any pattern to the of dimming exhibited by KIC 8462852. Researchers have thrown forth many possible explanations, including other, non-planetary celestial bodies passing in front of the star which are obscuring our line of sight, such as comets, and even the possibility that whatever is floating around the star isn't a naturally-occurring object at all, but instead a massive alien structure. As the research and observations continue, scientists around the globe are hoping that spectral readings will give them a clue as to what, if anything, passed in front of the star. Whatever the object happens to be, it's an exciting time for sky-gazers.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 20:00:11 -0400
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