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Aug 17, 2018

How Trump's big military parade evaporated into thin air - Fox News

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's lofty vision of big tanks, vintage aircraft and modern fighter jets swooping through the streets of Washington in a show of patriotic force crumbled Friday under the weight of logistics, including a $92 million
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser

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Aug 17, 2018

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser says District's parade cost estimates lower than Trump's claims - USA TODAY

USA TODAY


WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump blamed the Washington, D.C., government Friday for his decision to cancel a proposed military parade - though Washington officials denied his claim and many federal agencies also raised concerns about the cost ...


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Aug 17, 2018

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Aug 17, 2018

Former Intel Chiefs: White House Using Security Clearances As A 'Political Tool' - NPR

NPR


About a dozen top former intelligence officials are speaking out after the White House revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, a vocal critic of President Trump. In the statement, the officials call the move "unprecedented
Admiral Who

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Aug 17, 2018

Darlene Love on Aretha Franklin: 'Being Near Her Was Like Attending a Master Class' - Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone


Darlene Love first met Aretha Franklin when she came to Los Angeles in 1957 to perform with Franklin's father, the great baptist minister and civil rights figure Clarence LaVaughn Franklin. It was the beginning of a five-decade friendship where they



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Aug 17, 2018

China's military is 'likely training for strikes' against US, Pentagon report says - USA TODAY

USA TODAY


China's military is "likely training for strikes" against the United States and its allies, according to a Pentagon report. The annual Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China 2018 report to Congress, published
China 'likely' t

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Aug 17, 2018

Mark Cuban: Elon Musk needs to know the short-sellers 'are his friends' - Business Insider

Business Insider


Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban reacted to the series of controversies Tesla CEO Elon Musk finds himself in the midst of while also offering up a bit of advice for the fellow billionaire in an email exchange with Business Insider on Thursday. Cuban
Elon Musk, Amid Tesla Furor, Tells of 'Most Difficult' Year

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Aug 17, 2018

Turkish Court Rejects Pastor's Appeal as More Sanctions Loom - Bloomberg

Bloomberg


A Turkish appeals court refused to release American pastor Andrew Brunson, raising the prospect of further U.S. sanctions targeting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government and renewed market turmoil. Andrew Brunson. Photographer: ...


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Aug 17, 2018

Catholic bishops and priests, I need to know how you'll fix the church you broke - Washington Post

Washington Post


When I travel cross country from New York to visit my mother, I go with her to Mass every morning at 6:30. The couple dozen worshipers mostly range from old to very old. Some I've known my whole life, others are new to me: a Marine or two from the


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Aug 17, 2018

Former intelligence chiefs rally around Brennan and slap down Trump - Washington Post

Washington Post


A group of esteemed former intelligence officials on Thursday released a statement to respond to "the ill-considered and unprecedented remarks and actions by the White House regarding the removal of John Brennan's security clearances." They praised ...



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Aug 17, 2018

Elon Musk Has Lost It and Must Consider Bringing In Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg - TheStreet.com

TheStreet.com


There was a lot to consider in Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk's wide-ranging interview with The New York Times. He works a 120-hour workweek (typical week for news editors and reporters); he enjoys Sanofi's (SNY) Ambien to fall asleep; he is willing to


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Aug 17, 2018

Trump calls on regulators to consider changing how often companies report earnings - Washington Post

Washington Post


President Trump on Friday called on financial regulators to consider allowing public companies to share information with the public less often, a potentially major shake-up of corporate America. "That would allow greater flexibility & save money


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Aug 17, 2018

Trump nixes $92M parade, says 2019 costs will be 'WAY DOWN' - Fox News

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the "ridiculously high" price tag — a day after U.S. officials said the November event could cost $92 million, more than three times the
Trump says he canceled military parade over 'ridiculously high' cost estima

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Aug 17, 2018

Free tuition for all NYU medical students - a $55018 per-year surprise - USA TODAY

USA TODAY


All current and future students enrolled in New York University school of medicine's MD degree program will receive full-tuition scholarships, the school announced Thursday. The scholarships are granted independently of merit or financial need for all ...


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Aug 17, 2018

Musk's dream of taking Tesla private with current shareholders is going to be very hard, say experts - CNBC

CNBC


Elon Musk has proposed taking Tesla private at $420 a share but allowing any existing shareholders who want to remain to do so as private investors. There's no guarantee that enough shareholders will agree or that enough will want to sell their shares
Use Caution as Tesla Stock Breaks Below Key Level

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Aug 17, 2018

Manafort jury returns for day two of deliberations - CNN

CNN


Alexandria, Virginia (CNN) The jury in the trial of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort returned to court Friday morning for its second day of deliberations. Track the latest developments in the trials of former Trump campaign chairman
Meet the Special Counsel Team: So Careful They Won't Even Disclose Their Shake Shack Orders

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Aug 17, 2018

Bodies of missing mom, 2 daughters found in Colorado, authorities say; father arrested - USA TODAY

USA TODAY


The Frederick man accused of killing his pregnant wife, Shanann Watts, and their two children appeared in Weld County Court Thursday. Sady Swanson, sswanson@coloradoan.com. Watts family 2. Shanann, Bella and Celeste Watts (Photo: Associated ...
The Late

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Aug 17, 2018

Elon Musk, Aretha Franklin, 'Disenchantment': Your Friday Briefing - New York Times

New York Times


(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. Here's what you need to know: An emotional interview with Elon Musk. • "This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career. It was excruciating." That was the


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Aug 17, 2018

Trump Predicts 'Red Wave,' But Special Elections Show Democrats Poised For Big Gains - NPR

NPR


As the 2018 midterms draw closer, President Trump continues to claim there's a "Red Wave!" brewing. The problem is, concrete voting data shows a very different type of wave forming — one that's poised to give Democrats a comfortable majority in the House.


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Aug 17, 2018

Hours before his arrest, a Colorado man pleaded for his family's return - CNN

CNN


(CNN) Nearly 24 hours before Chris Watts was arrested in the disappearance of his pregnant wife and young daughters in Colorado, he stood outside his porch and pleaded for their safe return. "I hope that she's somewhere safe right now with the kids
Bodies of missing mom, 2 daughters found in Colorado, author

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Aug 17, 2018

Boy, 14, held after repeated stabbing of girl, 14, at school assembly, police say - Fox News

Fox News


The first day of a new school year turned violent, bloody and tragic Thursday in a suburb of Oklahoma City when a male student repeatedly stabbed a 14-year-old girl during an assembly, police said. The girl, who was not identified, was airlifted to a


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Aug 17, 2018

Elon Musk Says He Isn't Sleeping and Hasn't Taken Off More Than a Week Since 2001. But He Just Can't Stop - Inc.com

Inc.com


Elon Musk is completely burned out. Somehow, he's apparently still gong. I was about to go to bed, and then I read the New York Times article that came out tonight about how Musk "alternated between laughter and tears," while talking with a reporter ...


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Aug 17, 2018

Elon Musk cries as he admits suffering 'most painful year of his career' - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk


Elon Musk says he is suffering the effects of the most painful year of his career, as he deals with production deadlines for his Tesla car, the fallout from a federal investigation and the concerns of worried friends. He broke down multiple times
Elon Musk Is the Id of Tech

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Aug 17, 2018

Tesla's Elon Musk describes 'excruciating' year, says 'worst is yet to come' - MarketWatch

Financial Express


Elon Musk said Thursday his tweet about having "funding secured" to take Tesla Inc. private was only intended to show transparency, and that despite the furor — and SEC investigation — it caused, he has no regrets about posting it. In a wide-ranging ...
Elon Musk reveals his 'difficult and painful ye

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Aug 16, 2018

Trump is reportedly trying to go scorched Earth on his move to revoke security clearances — and it could be his undoing - Business Insider

Business Insider


President Donald Trump reportedly believes that his decision to revoke former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance was strong and decisive, according to current and former White House officials cited in Washington Post report published on ...


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Aug 16, 2018

Trump's Military Parade Could Be Postponed Until 2019, Official Says - New York Times

New York Times


WASHINGTON — A military parade ordered up by President Trump and planned for Veterans Day this year could be postponed until 2019, the Pentagon said Thursday. The abrupt decision to look into changing the parade date came as Defense Department ...
No Veterans Day Military Parade This Year; DOD Looking At Dates In 2

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Aug 16, 2018

Authorities find bodies believed to be Colorado man's missing wife and daughters - CNN

CNN


(CNN) Authorities on Thursday discovered three bodies they believe to be a missing Colorado woman and her two young daughters, officials said. Police are working to confirm their identities. Shanann Watts, who was 15 weeks pregnant, was reported ...
Investigators find bodies believed to be 2 young daughters of father a

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Aug 16, 2018

Pentagon delays Trump's military parade until at least 2019 - Fox News

Fox News


WASHINGTON - The Defense Department said Thursday that the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018. Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said the military and the White House "have now ...
No Veterans Day Military Parade This Year; DOD Looking A

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Aug 16, 2018

Why a retired Navy SEAL commander wants Trump to revoke his security clearance - USA TODAY

USA TODAY


Retired Navy admiral William McRaven, who oversaw the operation that killed Osama bin Laden, wrote a scathing letter to President Donald Trump. Loading… Post to Facebook. Why a retired Navy SEAL commander wants Trump to revoke his security ...


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Aug 16, 2018

Investigators find bodies believed to be 2 young daughters of father arrested for murder - ABC News

ABC News


Colorado investigators believe they have found the bodies of two young girls whose father is accused of killing them, officials said. Chris Watts was taken into custody Wednesday in connection with the killing of his pregnant wife, Shanann Watts, and


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Aug 16, 2018

Ex-employee: Tesla concealed drug trafficking at its factory - New York Post

New York Post


Tesla's month from hell is showing no signs of slowing down. The electric-car maker, still reeling from CEO Elon Musk's stunning tweets detailing his desire to take the company private, is now dealing with a whistleblower problem. Karl Hansen, a former ...
A Timeline of Telsa's Epic Go-Private Saga

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Aug 16, 2018

Pennsylvania sex abuse report presents crucial test for Pope Francis - CNN

CNN


(CNN) The Vatican broke its silence on Thursday about a Pennsylvania grand jury report that detailed decades of sexual abuses by priests and cover-ups by bishops, calling the accusations "criminal and morally reprehensible." "Regarding the report made ...
Vatican Calls Abuses by Pennsylvania Priests 'Criminal and Morally Reprehensible'

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Aug 16, 2018

Whistleblower accuses Tesla of spying on employees at Gigafactory: attorney - Reuters

Reuters


SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An employee fired from Tesla Inc's (TSLA.O) Nevada battery factory filed a whistleblower complaint with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, accusing the company of spying on employees and failing to act after ...


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Aug 16, 2018

Pentagon delays Trump's veterans parade until at least 2019 - Fox News

Fox News


WASHINGTON - The Defense Department said Thursday that the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018. Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said the military and the White House "have now ...
No Veterans Day Military Parade This Year; DOD Looking A

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Aug 16, 2018

Why it's so hard to resist the lure of #fakenews - MarketWatch

MarketWatch


Some 350 American newspapers published coordinated editorials on Thursday taking issue with President Trump's description of the news media. By. QuentinFottrell. Personal Finance Editor. President Trump's relationship with the media just reached a new ...
The pursuit of truth is fundamental to journalists' work

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Aug 16, 2018

Pentagon may delay Trump's military parade, originally slated for November, to next year - Washington Post

Washington Post


The Trump administration may delay a military parade slated for this fall, the Pentagon said Thursday, amid questions about the event's increasing cost. Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement that the parade, which President Trump ...


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Aug 16, 2018

In Harlem and Detroit, Fans Pay Respect to Aretha Franklin - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal


When the news of Aretha Franklin's death broke Thursday morning, New York City responded with an outpouring of soul. Tributes to the legendary singer-songwriter popped up across the city. Tape with "Aretha makes me feel like a natural woman" written on ...
'Black People Will Be Fr

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Aug 16, 2018

What Was Bruce Ohr Doing? - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal


The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department have continued to insist they did nothing wrong in their Trump-Russia investigation. This week should finally bring an end to that claim, given the clear evidence of malfeasance via the use of
Little-Known Justice Dept. Official Makes Trump's Security Clearance ListNew York Times

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Aug 16, 2018

Trump gears up to strip more clearances from officials tied to Russia investigation - Washington Post

Washington Post


President Trump has told advisers that he is eager to strip more security clearances as part of an escalating attack against people who have criticized him or played a role in the investigation of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential


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Aug 16, 2018

The Catholic Bishops Who Failed Us All - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal


A Pennsylvania grand jury this week published a 900-page report detailing sexual abuse of more than 1,000 children by some 300 Roman Catholic priests over 70 years. The grand jury had spent two years gathering subpoenaed archives from ...
Catholics On Twitter Call For Drastic Reform After Pennsylvania Sexual Abuse Report

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Aug 16, 2018

In Trump's standoff with Turkey, two tough-guy leaders and a deal gone wrong - Washington Post

Washington Post


President Trump on Thursday appeared to publicly acknowledge for the first time that his administration helped negotiate the release of a Turkish national being held in Israel as part of a broader deal that would have freed an American pastor jailed in


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Aug 16, 2018

Vatican Expresses Sorrow, Calls for Accountability After Pennsylvania Report - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal


A Vatican spokesman on Thursday expressed "shame and sorrow" about the allegations of abuse by more than 300 Catholic clergymen in Pennsylvania over 70 years that were detailed in a grand jury report released Tuesday. "The abuses described in the ...


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Aug 16, 2018

Colorado father denied bail after wife and two daughters disappear - BBC News

BBC News


A father in the US state of Colorado has been denied bail after his arrest following the disappearance of his pregnant wife and two young daughters. Appearing in court for the first time on a day after his arrest, Chris Watts, 33, said nothing other
Man who lamented family's disappearance arrested in deathsFox News


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Aug 16, 2018

Colorado father on murder charges after wife and two daughters disappear - BBC News

BBC News


A father in the US state of Colorado faces three murder charges over the disappearance of his pregnant wife and two young daughters. Chris Watts, 33, is due in court a day after his arrest in the town of Frederick. He has reportedly confessed to
Man who lamented family's disappearance arrested in deathsFox News

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Aug 16, 2018

How Early Motherhood Led Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin to a 'Life of Silent Suffering' - PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.com


Among the mysteries of Aretha Franklin's life and her preference for "extreme privacy," her role as a mother was one the superstar typically kept private. The Queen of Soul, who died Thursday at the age of 76, had four children — her first, at only 12
The Queen is dead. Long live the Queen.

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Aug 16, 2018

China 'likely' training pilots to target US, Pentagon report says - CNN

CNN


Washington (CNN) China is actively developing its fleet of long-range bombers and "likely" training its pilots for missions targeting the US, according to a new Pentagon report. "Over the last three years, the PLA has rapidly expanded its overwater



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Aug 16, 2018

Meet the Special Counsel Team: So Careful They Won't Even Disclose Their Shake Shack Orders - New York Times

New York Times


ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Greg D. Andres looked like any ordinary guest at the Westin hotel here, standing near the valet in flip-flops and a white Notre Dame boxing T-shirt, waiting for a Postmates delivery from Shake Shack. The moment would be unremarkable ...



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Aug 16, 2018

Mormon president: Don't use 'Mormon' or 'LDS' as church name - Fox News

Fox News


SALT LAKE CITY - The faith has the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir, recently made a documentary about its members called "Meet the Mormons" and uses "Mormon" in its official website addresses. But on Thursday Mormon church President Russell M.
What would Jesus

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Aug 16, 2018

Manafort trial: Jury asks judge to redefine 'reasonable doubt' during first day of deliberations - USA TODAY

USA TODAY


ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A federal court jury failed to reach a verdict during the first day of deliberations in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort, and the panel recessed after submitting four questions to the judge overseeing the case. Among the


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Aug 16, 2018

Aretha Franklin, Trump, NYU: Your Thursday Evening Briefing - New York Times

New York Times


1. Tributes are pouring in for Aretha Franklin, the universally acclaimed "Queen of Soul" and one of the greatest vocalists of all time, who died at her home in Detroit. She was 76. In her classic late-1960s hits, including "Respect," "Think" and "(You
The Queen is dead. Long live the Queen.

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Aug 16, 2018

Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter - Fox News

Fox News


SAN FRANCISCO - In the history of California wildfires there has never been anything like it: A churning tornado filled with fire, the size of three football fields. An official report describes in chilling detail the intensity of the rare fire


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Aug 16, 2018

Police chief defends officers' use of stun gun on 87-year-old woman - Fox News

Fox News


A Georgia police chief is defending his officers' decision to use a stun gun to subdue an 87-year-old woman who, he said, disobeyed their commands to drop a knife. However, family members said that Martha Al-Bishara was simply cutting dandelions with a ...


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Aug 16, 2018

Pennsylvania sex abuse report provides crucial test for Pope Francis - CNN

CNN


(CNN) The Vatican broke its silence on Thursday about a Pennsylvania grand jury report that detailed decades of sexual abuses by priests and cover-ups by bishops, calling the accusations "criminal and morally reprehensible." "Regarding the report made ...
After 2 days of silence, Vatican condemns priest sex

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Aug 16, 2018

Police say officer Tased woman who wouldn't drop knife; family said she was cutting dandelions - Fox News

Fox News


This Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 photo released by the Murray County Jail shows Martha Al-Bishara, 87, under arrest. (AP). A Georgia police chief is defending his officers' decision to use a Taser to subdue an 87-year-old woman who, he said, disobeyed their ...


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Aug 16, 2018

Colorado man arrested after reportedly confessing to killing pregnant wife and two young daughters - WTVD-TV

WTVD-TV


Authorities say bodies believed to be a pregnant woman and her two young children were found on the property of one of Colorado's largest oil and gas drillers where her husband used to work. EMBED More News Videos.
Man who lamented

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Aug 16, 2018

Manafort jury sends judge four questions, asks him to define 'reasonable doubt' - Washington Post

Washington Post


Jurors weighing the fate of President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended its first day of deliberations Thursday with a set of questions for the judge, asking for further explanation of legal points the defense made in closing arguments.


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Aug 16, 2018

Police use Taser on 87-year-old woman cutting dandelions with a knife - CNN

CNN


(CNN) An 87-year-old grandmother using a knife to cut dandelions in the woods near her rural Georgia home last week was taken down by a police Taser and arrested, according a police report. Martha Al-Bishara was arrested for criminal trespass and ...
Police chief defends officers' use of stun

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Aug 16, 2018

Senate Democrats Threaten Lawsuit Over Kavanaugh Documents - NPR

NPR


Senate Democrats threatened to sue the National Archives to obtain documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's career as a White House official during President George W. Bush's administration. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N ...
Democrats threaten to sue for Kavanaugh documents

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Aug 16, 2018

As 'Access Hollywood' Tape Surfaced, Michael Cohen Changed Tune on Paying Stormy Daniels - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal


In September 2016, Michael Cohen dismissed the idea of buying the silence of Stormy Daniels. In October, after the 'Access Hollywood' tape was released, he did an about-face, according to a person familiar with the matter. Photo: Richard Drew



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Aug 16, 2018

Remains found at 'extremist Muslim' NM compound ID'd as missing 3-year-old boy - Fox News

Fox News


A child's remains located earlier this month at an "extremist Muslim" New Mexico compound were positively identified as Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, the missing 3-year-old son of one of the arrested suspects, health officials said Thursday. The confirmation was ...
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy: Path

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Aug 16, 2018

Vatican Calls Abuses by Pennsylvania Priests 'Criminal and Morally Reprehensible' - New York Times

New York Times


The Vatican responded on Thursday to the horrors of a Pennsylvania grand jury report on clergy sex abuse, saying it felt shame and sorrow over the findings that more than 1,000 children had been abused by hundreds of priests over decades while bishops ...
After 2 days of silence, Vatican condem

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Aug 16, 2018

LDS Church wants everyone to stop calling it the LDS Church — and drop the word 'Mormons' - Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake Tribune


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is once again trying to get the media to stop calling it "Mormon" — and President Russell M. Nelson wants to eliminate the use of "LDS" as well. On Thursday, the church released this statement from Nelson:.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-

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Aug 16, 2018

Californians rally around couple who allegedly started deadly Carr Fire: 'It could have happened to any of us.' - Washington Post

Washington Post


California's Carr Fire, one of the worst in the state's history, has been burning for almost four weeks and has claimed at least eight lives. Police said it was accidentally started by a trailer that was being towed and got a flat tire — and when the


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Aug 16, 2018

Colorado husband arrested in deaths of wife, 2 little girls - Fox News

Fox News


FREDERICK, Colo. - After his pregnant wife and two daughters disappeared, Christopher Watts stood on his porch in Colorado and lamented to reporters how much he missed them. He longed for the simple things, he said, like telling his girls to eat their ...
He Begged on TV for His Family's Return. Then He Was Accus

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Aug 16, 2018

Police Chief Defends Use Of Taser On Elderly Woman Cutting Flowers - HuffPost

HuffPost


Martha Al-Bishara, 87, was carrying a knife to cut dandelions and didn't understand the officers' orders, her family said. headshot. By Nina Golgowski. Martha Al-Bishara, 87, was charged with criminal trespass and obstructing. Murray County Jail
Police Tased A Georgia Wo

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Aug 16, 2018

Vatican calls Pennsylvania abuse 'criminal and morally reprehensible' - CNN

CNN


(CNN) The Vatican broke its silence on Thursday about a Pennsylvania grand jury report that detailed decades of sexual abuses by priests and cover-ups by bishops, calling the accusations "criminal and morally reprehensible." "Regarding the report made ...
After 2 days of silence, Vatican condemns priest se

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Aug 16, 2018

Rep. Cummings Demands Explanation For Stripping Ex-CIA Chief's Security Clearance - NPR

NPR


Updated at 5:07 p.m. ET. The top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee is demanding an explanation of President Trump's decision this week to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan. In a letter to White House chief of
Trump'

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Aug 16, 2018

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints discourages use of 'LDS' in new name guidelines - KSL.com

KSL.com


SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced new style guidelines for referring to the Church, asking people to avoid using terms such as "LDS Church" and "Mormon Church." On first reference, "The Church of Jesus ...


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Aug 16, 2018

Estimated cost of Trump's military parade jumps 666%, reports say - USA TODAY

USA TODAY


The estimated cost for President Donald Trump's November military parade in Washington has jumped $80 million, The Associated Press reported citing an unnamed Pentagon official. But a Defense Department spokesman told USA TODAY the finals plans ...


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Aug 16, 2018

Jennifer Hudson, President Trump, other celebs pay tribute to Aretha Franklin - USA TODAY

USA TODAY


Celebrities are reacting to the death of Aretha Franklin. The "Queen of Soul," whose impassioned, riveting voice made her a titan of American music, died Thursday morning at her home in Detroit of pancreatic cancer, her niece Sabrina Owens confirmed to ...
Aretha Fr

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Aug 16, 2018

Democrats threaten to sue for Kavanaugh documents - CNN

CNN


(CNN) Senate Democrats are threatening to sue for documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's record, the latest escalation in a partisan battle over the court. On Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats were ...
Schumer to Meet With Kavanaugh—but Is Ready to Sue for More Records

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Aug 16, 2018

'The kids are my life,' a dad said of his missing family. Then he was charged with killing them. - Washington Post

Washington Post


A day after his pregnant wife and two daughters vanished, Christopher Watts stood in his front yard and faced the parade of news cameras with uniform solemnity. "I came home and walked in the house and nothing. Just vanished," the 33-year-old husband ...


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Aug 16, 2018

More than 90 people overdosed on K2 in one New Haven park - CNN

CNN


(CNN) As Fire Chief John Alston Jr. spoke to reporters in New Haven, Connecticut, about a spate of drug overdoses on Wednesday, he heard shouting coming from behind him. "We're getting another call of a person," Alston said. He quickly helped
Suspect in more than 80 overdoses in Connecticut didn't charge victims for the drug, authorities say

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Aug 16, 2018

The extraordinary bias of the judge in the Manafort trial - Washington Post

Washington Post


It is not unusual for judges to intervene in court proceedings from time to time — to direct the lawyers to move the case along or to admonish them that evidence is repetitive. The judge's role is to act not as a "mere moderator," as the Supreme Court



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Aug 16, 2018

Omarosa Manigault Newman releases secret recording of $15000-a-month job offer from Lara Trump - Washington Post

Washington Post


Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman released a secret recording Thursday in a bid to bolster her contention that she was offered a $15,000-a-month contract from President Trump's campaign to stay silent after being fired from her job.


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Aug 16, 2018

Turkey will emerge stronger from lira crisis despite row with US - minister - Reuters

Reuters


ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Finance Minister Berat Albayrak assured international investors on Thursday that Turkey would emerge stronger from its currency crisis, insisting its banks were healthy and signalling it could ride out a dispute with the United States.


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Aug 16, 2018

Aretha Franklin: Soul Of the Queen - Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair


Detroit's wheels are turning slow now. Nothing's up. On Linwood Avenue, crowds have dwindled at New Bethel Baptist, where Aretha Franklin's father, the late Reverend C. L. Franklin ("the Man with the Million-Dollar Voice"), son of a Mississippi gambler
Aretha Franklin remembered as 'Queen of Soul' with 'special gifts'

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Aug 16, 2018

Tuition Will Be Free for All NYU Medical School Students - New York Times

New York Times


The New York University School of Medicine announced on Thursday that it would cover the tuition of all its students, regardless of merit or need, citing concerns about the "overwhelming financial debt" facing graduates. N.Y.U.'s initiative comes at a
NYU Makes Tuition Free for All Medical Students

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Aug 16, 2018

Surprise Gift: Free Tuition for All NYU Medical Students - New York Times

New York Times


The New York University School of Medicine announced on Thursday that it would cover the tuition of all its students, regardless of merit or need, citing concerns about the "overwhelming financial debt" facing graduates. N.Y.U.'s initiative comes at a
NYU Makes Tuition Free for All Medical Students

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Aug 16, 2018

Trump tells Sessions to sue certain opioid companies - CNN

CNN


Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump urged his Attorney General Jeff Sessions to sue certain pharmaceutical companies that have contributed to the opioid crisis in the United States. "I'd also like to ask you to bring a major lawsuit against the
Trump Calls On Justice Department to Sue Opioid Companies

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Aug 16, 2018

Officials: Bodies believed to be pregnant Colorado mom, kids found on oil property - CBS News

CBS News


Last Updated Aug 16, 2018 2:36 PM EDT. FREDERICK, Colo. -- Authorities say bodies believed to be a pregnant woman and her two young children were found on the property of one of Colorado's largest oil and gas drillers where her husband used to work.


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Aug 16, 2018

Man Arraigned On Charges Related To More Than 85 Overdoses In New Haven; Police Say Suspect Handed Out K2 - Hartford Courant

Hartford Courant


One man was arraigned and two more were expected to be arraigned Thursday afternoon on charges related to Wednesday's mass overdose of the synthetic marijuana drug known as "K2" by people on the downtown green. New Haven Police Chief Anthony ...
New Haven emergency te

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Aug 16, 2018

Five key points that could sway the jury in Paul Manafort's trial — and determine his fate - USA TODAY

USA TODAY


ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Jurors now hold Paul Manafort's fate. The former campaign manager for President Donald Trump could spend the rest of his life behind bars, walk free or anything in between. Over the course of the 12-day trial, jurors heard in


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Aug 16, 2018

Trump Pushes China for Better Deal With Trade Talks Set to Resume - Bloomberg

Bloomberg


President Donald Trump prodded China to offer more at the bargaining table as the two countries prepared for their first major negotiation in more than two months in an effort to head off an all-out trade war. "We're talking to China, they very much
US, China to Resume Tr

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Trump's military parade estimated to cost $80 million more than previously estimated - Military Times

Military Times


President Donald Trump's military parade is now estimated to cost $92 million, according to a U.S. defense official with firsthand knowledge of the assessment who spoke with CNBC. The initial cost for the military parade was pegged at $12 million, with


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Aug 16, 2018

As Midterms Near, Democrats Are More Politically Active than Republicans - Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

Pew Research Center for the People and the Press


Across a range of political activities - from attending political rallies to donating to campaigns - voters who back Democratic candidates for Congress are reporting higher levels of political activity than GOP voters. But both sets of voters share a


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Aug 16, 2018

Trump Calls On Justice Department to Sue Opioid Companies - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal


WASHINGTON—President Trump called on his attorney general to sue opioid makers, the latest move in an administration-wide effort to combat the highly addictive painkillers linked to tens of thousands of U.S. deaths a year. In a cabinet meeting
Trump tells Sessions to sue certain opioi

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Aug 16, 2018

Body of missing Colorado woman found at husband's place of work, police say - Fox News

Fox News


The body of a pregnant Colorado mom who was killed along with her young daughters was recovered Thursday at the place of work of Chris Watts -- the woman's husband, the children's father and the man accused of killing them all. The Colorado Bureau of ...
Bod

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Aug 16, 2018

New York University offers free tuition to all medical students - ABC News

ABC News


New York University medical students received life-changing news on Thursday -- the School of Medicine will cover full tuition going forward for all current and future students, regardless of need or merit. The stunning announcement was made Thursday ...



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Aug 16, 2018

Jurors in Paul Manafort trial send judge four questions, including asking him to redefine reasonable doubt - Washington Post

Washington Post


BREAKING: Jurors in Paul Manafort's trial sent the judge four questions, including asking him to redefine reasonable doubt. They also asked about foreign bank accounts. They will resume deliberations Friday. This story will be updated. Jurors began ...


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Aug 16, 2018

Turkey will emerge stronger from lira crisis despite US row: minister - Reuters

Reuters


ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Finance Minister Berat Albayrak assured international investors on Thursday that Turkey would emerge stronger from its currency crisis, insisting the country's banks were healthy and signaling it could ride out a row with the


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Aug 16, 2018

Ex-CIA Director John Brennan Strikes Back After Trump Revokes His Security Clearance - New York Times

New York Times


WASHINGTON — John O. Brennan, the C.I.A. director under President Barack Obama, struck back at President Trump on Thursday for revoking his security clearance, calling the president's claims of "no collusion" with Russia to influence the 2016 election ...


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Aug 16, 2018

Why former government officials keep their security clearances - Washington Post

Washington Post


One common reaction to the White House's announcement on Wednesday that it was revoking former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance was a natural one: What does he need a security clearance for anyway? He no longer works for the ...


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Aug 16, 2018

Stars react to Aretha Franklin's death - CBS News

CBS News


Celebrities and prominent figures paid tribute to Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul," who died Thursday after grappling with serious illness. The family said that the cause of death was advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type. Franklin
Remembering the times Aretha Franklin blessed the sports world with her talent

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Brennan fires back at Trump: Claims of 'no collusion' are 'hogwash' - Yahoo News

Yahoo News


A day after President Trump revoked former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance, the New York Times on Thursday published a blistering op-ed by Brennan, who disputes Trump's assertion that there was no collusion between his campaign and ...
Republicans allow attacks on disse

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Aug 16, 2018

Husband arrested in killing of pregnant wife, 2 young daughters; slain wife's body recovered - ABC News

ABC News


A Colorado man has been arrested in connection with the killing of his pregnant wife and two young daughters after the mother and their little girls went missing earlier this week. Shanann Watts, who was 15 weeks pregnant, and the couple's daughters, ...


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Aug 16, 2018

Six More Overdoses Reported Near New Haven Green As Counselors Aid The Homeless Population Affected - Hartford Courant

Hartford Courant


Counselors were converging on the New Haven green Thursday to aid members of the homeless population affected by Wednesday's mass overdose of the synthetic marijuana drug known as "K2." Officials Thursday morning reported three arrests in ...
Overdose total hits 76 in Connecticut park near Yale

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Aug 16, 2018

Trump Says Newspapers Are 'in Collusion' on Championing a Free Press - New York Times

New York Times


WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday assailed the media for editorials in newspapers across the country that championed the freedom of the press, a unified response in the face of the president's relentless attacks. In a series of morning Twitter ...
Trump

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Aug 16, 2018

Police Tased A Georgia Woman Who's 87 Years Old While She Cut Dandelions With A Knife - Bustle

Bustle


Martha Al-Bishara, an 87-year-old Syrian-American, was collecting weeds on Friday afternoon near her Chatsworth, Georgia home. Minutes later, she was on the ground; police tased the Georgia woman when she didn't put down the knife she was using to ...


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Aug 16, 2018

NYU Makes Tuition Free for All Medical Students - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal


New York University said Thursday that it will cover tuition for all its medical students regardless of their financial situation, a first among the nation's major medical schools and an attempt to expand career options for graduates who won't be



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