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  • Michael Cohen Withdraws Steele Dossier Lawsuits Against BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS

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    President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen withdrew lawsuits

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:51:09 -0400
  • 2 Florida Deputies Shot Dead While Eating At Chinese Restaurant

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    Two deputies were killed when a man shot at them through a window while they

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:23:44 -0400
  • US police chief apologizes after Starbucks arrests uproar

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    Philadelphia's police chief publicly apologized Thursday after the arrest of two black men in a Starbucks store triggered uproar in the United States, admitting he "failed miserably" with his initial response. After the coffee chain moved to repair the damage to its image in the wake of a series of protests at Starbucks outlets, the city's police commissioner Richard Ross told reporters his force also needed to do better.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:32:17 -0400
  • Classic Recreations ready to churn out original Boss and Mach 1 Mustangs

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    It's been a while since we last heard from the folks at Classic Recreations, but they've been busy. It turns out the Oklahoma-based company has secured a license from Ford to recreate some of the automaker's most cherished Mustangs. It will be a Boss 429, a car CR says only it's allowed to build under license.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:11:00 -0400
  • Three Employees Fired at L.A. Fitness After Black Men Kicked Out of New Jersey Gym

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    Three workers at a New Jersey gym have been fired after they allegedly kicked out two black men and called the police on them.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:51:13 -0400
  • Video shows inside Southwest plane before emergency landing

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    As the plane made its descent, flight attendants told passengers to “breathe” while some performed CPR on Jennifer Riordan, who had been partially sucked out of a shattered window, while the crew scrambled to get a defibrillator.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:48:59 -0400
  • Military Officers Punished After Guardsman Appears To Re-Enlist Using Dinosaur Puppet

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    An airman in the Tennessee National Guard has been removed from her position

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:10:08 -0400
  • The Latest: 83-year-old Alabama mail-bomb killer is executed

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    ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of (all times local):

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:55:49 -0400
  • Dog feared to have cancer had actually eaten four teddy bears... but vet didn't realise until midway through operation 

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    A dog feared to cancer had actually eaten four teddy bears, but the vet did not realise until halfway through the operation. Eight-year-old St Bernard Maisy was taken for a CT scan after she was taken ill, which showed a mass on her spleen and an unusually full stomach, seemingly showing she had not digested her food properly. Her owner, Jane Dickinson, from Dewsbury in West Yorkshire, feared the worst as she took her pet to Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Wakefield. It would not be unusual for Maisy, an elderly dog, to have cancer at her advanced age. However, vet surgeon Nick Blackburn ruled out any fatal disease when he carried out the operation to remove Maisy’s spleen and found her stomach was full of soft toys. Maisy is now reportedly 'loving life' Credit:  Paragon Vet Referrals / SWNS.com He said : "It's fair to say this was not something we were expecting to find! We all know certain dogs enjoy chewing things they shouldn't but managing to devour four full teddy bears is quite a feat. "I know Jane was worried about Maisy as she is quite old for a St Bernard, so we were naturally delighted the operation was such a success and we were able to return a happy, healthy dog to the Dickinsons.” Her owner said she had never seen the gentle giant chewing or eating toys, but that now the operation has been completed Maisy is “loving life”. An x-ray showing the teddy bears within the stomach. Credit: Paragon Vet Referrals / SWNS.com Ms Dickinson explained: "When Maisy went in I did think 'is she coming out?' but she is loving life now - it's like she's got her youth back. "The toys weren't even hers! She will steal the chihuahuas' toys and play with them but I've never seen her trying to chew them. Her eating habits had been completely normal. "I didn't even recognise one of the toys - my brother also keeps chihuahuas and it turns out it belonged to his dog." Maisy has since made a full recovery from her operation and a histology report has shown no signs of cancer.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:17:15 -0400
  • Ted Cruz shrugs off past feud and lauds Trump in Time essay

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    Ted Cruz wrote an essay for Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People of 2018” issue, praising President Trump, who the Texas senator once described as a "bully," "narcissist" and "serial philanderer."

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:29:20 -0400
  • Senate Confirms Climate Change Denier To Lead NASA

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    WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed Rep. Jim Bridenstine

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:42:41 -0400
  • Black Men Arrested At Starbucks Said They Were There For 2 Minutes Before 911 Call

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    The two black men arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia last week while

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:17:42 -0400
  • 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel rated at 30 mpg highway, with a big catch

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    A new turbodiesel V-6 gives the rear-wheel drive 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel fuel economy akin to a mid-size sedan, but the four-wheel drive version is much thirstier. Ford said Thursday that the EPA rates the rear-wheel-drive diesel pickup at: 22 mpg city, 30 highway, 25 combined. The four-wheel drive one comes in at just 20/25/22 mpg, a figure on par with most gas-fueled pickups and not far off of the 18/25/21 mpg rating of the most powerful engine available in the F-150, the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6. That 30 mpg figure is enough to make the rear-drive F-150 a teetotaler among half-ton pickups, however. Its next-closest rival is the 2018 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, which is rated by the EPA at 20/27/23 mpg with rear-wheel drive. The Ram with four-wheel drive and the diesel is rated at 19/27/22 mpg. MORE: Read our 2018 Ford F-150 review It's not clear how long Ford will hold the most fuel-efficient claim, however. The redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 will offer a diesel V-6, though the truckmaker hasn't detailed that engine yet. Additionally, its standard gas V-6 will come with 48-volt mild-hybrid technology designed to reduce fuel consumption, too—but, again, EPA figures haven't been released. The F-150's 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 produces 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque, and Ford says that's good for a tow rating of up to 11,400 pounds when properly equipped. Curiously, that's nearly 2,000 pounds shy of the maximum trailer rating for a properly-equipped gas-engined F-150. Additionally, Ford says that fleet versions of its F-150 Power Stroke Diesel have a 2,020-pound payload capacity, which shrinks to a still decent 1,940 pounds for versions offered to retail customers. DON'T MISS: Ford's 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 explained Ford expects just 5 percent of F-150 buyers to opt for the turbodiesel V-6, which joins four gasoline engines ranging from a 3.3-liter V-6 to a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6. Fleet buyers will be able to order the F-150 Power Stroke Diesel in XL and XLT trim levels, while retail shoppers will have to stick with Lariat, King Ranch, and Limited trims. It won't come cheaply, either. On the 2018 F-150, the turbodiesel V-6 is being positioned as the range-topping engine, and it is saddled with a premium of as much to $4,000 depending on the trim level.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:01:00 -0400
  • Missing Teen Back After 2 Years Traveling the Country Under Assumed Name: 'Nice to See Y'all'

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    The anguished family now has answers about Aubrey Carroll, who was last seen leaving his Georgia high school

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:34:50 -0400
  • Judge rejects Missouri governor's bid to dismiss criminal case

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    A St. Louis judge on Thursday dealt Missouri Governor Eric Greitens another legal setback in the sex scandal embroiling his office, refusing to dismiss a criminal invasion of privacy charge stemming from an admitted extramarital affair. The decision by Judge Rex Burlison paved the way for the single-count felony case against Greitens, a Republican under mounting pressure from both parties to resign, to proceed to trial even as he comes under scrutiny for unrelated accusations of computer tampering. Greitens' lawyers last week sought to throw out the privacy case on grounds of prosecutor misconduct, saying St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, a Democrat, had tried to conceal video evidence supporting the governor and his assertions that the affair was entirely consensual.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:17:22 -0400
  • Laura Ingraham's Guest Mocks Her On Live TV For Losing Advertisers

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    > Guest Enrique Morones asks Ingraham: "Where's your sponsors @davidhogg111

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:31:00 -0400
  • No surprise: Charles to succeed queen as Commonwealth head

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    LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles has spent a lifetime waiting to be king. On Friday the 69-year-old heir to the British throne got another position to wait for — he was approved as the next head of the Commonwealth made up of the U.K. and the countries that once were its colonies.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:55:14 -0400
  • All over the world! Couple capture their global dip-kisses at landmark locations

    Rob and Joli Switzer go on a minimum of four international holidays per year to ensure that they get their unique dip-kiss photograph.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:04:48 -0400
  • Midwest farmers fear tariff war, while their steelworker neighbors cheer

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    Trump’s trade policies may be helping some steel companies — and steelworkers — but China is threatening to retaliate with tariffs on American agricultural exports. Farmers in this Illinois town are worried about losing their market.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:16:02 -0400
  • In Syria, America Moves Back to the War Against ISIS (And Watching Assad Carefully)

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    U.S. and allied operations in Syria are more or less continuing on as normal following the American-led air strike on that country on April 13. U.S.-backed Syrian rebels are continuing to take territory from the ISIS terrorist group. “The Syrian Democratic Forces continue to secure liberated areas in north and eastern Syria,” Col. Ryan Dillon, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, told reporters at the Pentagon on April 17.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:27:00 -0400
  • Why Shrimp Scampi Has Been On America's Mind All Week

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    James Comey made us start thinking about shrimp scampi.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:43:51 -0400
  • Three Former U.S. Soldiers Have Been Convicted for the Contract Killing of a Filipino Woman

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    The 12-day trial offered a window into the clandestine world of private mercenaries

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:15:51 -0400
  • The Best Of Urban Outfitters' Spring Shoe Sale

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    Forget the holidays, it's officially the most wonderful time of the year. If

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:14:05 -0400
  • Toddler shoots pregnant mother while playing with dad's gun

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    Raw video: Police say 3-year-old accidentally shot her pregnant mom in parking lot in Indiana.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:03:37 -0400
  • 9 Worst Muscle Cars Of The 1990s

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    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:40:26 -0400
  • Raul Castro retires as Cuban president, outlines future

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    HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro turned over Cuba's presidency Thursday to a 57-year-old successor he said would hold power until 2031, a plan that would place the state the Castro brothers founded and ruled for 60 years in the hands of a Communist Party official little known to most on the island.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:10:41 -0400
  • These Were The Most Popular Baby Names In The 1920s

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    Thanks to the Social Security Administration, Americans can see which baby

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:29:56 -0400
  • Several members of migrant caravan have reached the US-Mexico border to seek asylum

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    At least 50 members of a migrant caravan that has been travelling through Central America and Mexico has reached the US border and are seeking asylum. The group, which at one point reached a peak of 1,500 people from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, had prompted US President Donald Trump to call in the National Guard troops from Arizona and Texas in order to secure the border and continues on with plans to build a 2,000-mile border wall. The group dwindled as word of Mr Trump’s threats spread and Mexican authorities separated those who were legally allowed to stay in Mexico from those who were not.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:02:00 -0400
  • 'Flamboyant' jihadi linked to 9/11 terror cell captured by Kurdish forces in Syria

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    A Syrian-German jihadist linked to the 9/11 attacks on the United States has been captured in Syria by US-backed forces, the Pentagon said on Thursday. Mohammad Haydar Zammar, who has been accused of recruiting some of the 9/11 Al-Qaeda hijackers, was captured over a month ago by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led militia backed by the US. News of his capture was first reported on Wednesday by the Kurdish group. The Pentagon had said it was looking into the reports before confirming Zammar’s arrest. "We can confirm that Mohammad Haydar Zammar, a Syrian-born German national, was captured more than a month ago by SDF partners as part of their ongoing operations to defeat ISIS inside Syria," Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon said, using an alternate name for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). "We are working with our SDF partners to obtain additional details," Pahon said. The 9/11 Commission report into the attacks in Washington and New York that led to the deaths of almost 3,000 people described Zammar as an “outspoken, flamboyant Islamist” who “had fought in Afghanistan and relished any opportunity to extol the virtues of violent jihad.” According to the report, Zammar took credit for influencing people linked to the attacks including Mohammed Atta, who hijacked an American Airlines plane and flew it into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Zammar had come into contact with Atta and others linked to the attacks while living in Hamburg, in 1997, the report says. Seven foiled UK terror plots Zammar was detained in Morocco in December 2001 in an operation involving CIA agents, and was handed over to the Syrian authorities two weeks later. He was subsequently sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2007 for belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood. He was reportedly freed from prison in 2014 in a prison swap organised with Islamist group Ahrar al-Sham. The SDF, which has been a key western ally in the fight against Isil, has detained several high-profile foreign members of Isil as the jihadist group’s grip on Syria has collapsed. They are currently holding two alleged members of the notorious Isil torture cell known as ‘the Beatles.’ El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexandra Kotey were captured by the group in February. The two are accused of being involved in the execution and torture of hostages. US officials believe there are hundreds of foreign fighters and thousands of Syrian Isil militants in SDF custody.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:59:30 -0400
  • The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week

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    Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:09:26 -0400
  • Canadian Woman Who Instagrammed Her Cocaine-Smuggling Cruise Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

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    Melina Roberge and her accomplice posted photos of their cruise on social media

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:27:32 -0400
  • The Best Cookie Recipes To Bake This Weekend

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    Baking for others is a delicious form of altruism that's been proven to boost

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:46:06 -0400
  • U.S. says ex-official at PDVSA unit pleads guilty to money laundering

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    A former official of a subsidiary of Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] pleaded guilty on Thursday to a U.S. charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering, the U.S. Justice Department said. Cesar Rincon, a Venezuelan citizen who was extradited to the United States from Spain after his arrest there last year, pleaded guilty in federal court in Houston to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, the department said.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:49:14 -0400
  • No-go warning as Japan volcano erupts for first time in 250 years

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    A volcano in southern Japan erupted for the first time in 250 years on Thursday, spewing steam and ash hundreds of metres into the air, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain. "There is a possibility that (Mount Io) will become more active," said Makoto Saito, an official from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), confirming the eruption. In a televised press conference, he warned residents in the area to stay away from the mountain, part of the Mount Kirishima group of volcanoes, as major ash deposits spread from the crater.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:54:35 -0400
  • The Latest: Student: Confederate flag theft sparked protests

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    AUBURN, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Confederate flag demonstrations outside of a Michigan high school (all times local):

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:11:18 -0400
  • Natalie Portman Backs Out Of Israel Award Over 'Recent Events'

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    Actress Natalie Portman has pulled out of accepting a prestigious award in

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:49:31 -0400
  • Justice Department Releases Comey Memos To Congress

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    The Department of Justice has shared copies of the so-called Comey memos with

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:36:00 -0400
  • US awards $1bn contract for hypersonic missile as it falls behind Russia and China in new arms race

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    The US Air Force is awarding almost $1 billion (£700m) to Lockheed Martin to develop a hypersonic missile as it tries to keep up with recent strides made by Russia and China in building ever faster weapons. Moscow last month claimed the lead in the race to develop missiles that can travel at many times the speed of sound. Its defence ministry revealed video footage of its plane-launched Kinzhal missile, which is reportedly capable of accelerating to ten times the speed of sound. American officials have also expressed concern that China was building missiles that could outrace or outfox its existing defence and interceptor systems. Now the Pentagon says Lockheed is to receive up to $929 million to design and build a “hypersonic conventional strike weapon”. “This contract provides for the design, development, engineering, systems integration, test, logistics planning, and aircraft integration support of all the elements of a hypersonic, conventional, air-launched, stand-off weapon,” it said in a statement. The technology is at the forefront of today’s non-nuclear arms race. Most efforts focus on “boost-glide” weapons that use rockets to accelerate to high speeds at the edge of space, before the payload separates and glides unpowered to the target. Not only can they outrun efforts to shoot them down, but they can be manoeuvred in-flight unlike ballistic missiles that follow parabolic trajectories. Last month, Vladimir Putin claimed that Russia had tested a new generation of nuclear weapons that were invulnerable to US missile defences. A Kinzhal hypersonic missile is fired from a MiG-31 get in footage released by Moscow Credit: AP His rhetoric was backed up days later when the defence ministry released footage of a Kinzhal – Russian for “dagger” - missile being launched from a Mig-31 fighter jet. Earlier this week, Mike Griffin, the Pentagon's new defence undersecretary for research and engineering told Congress that China had also pulled ahead of the US in hypersonic technologies. 'Like a ball of fire' | New strategic weapons announced by Vladimir Putin “Our adversaries are presenting us today with a renewed challenge of a sophisticated, evolving threat,” he told the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. “We are in turn preparing to meet that challenge and to restore the technical overmatch of the United States armed forces that we have traditionally held.” He has repeatedly warned that time is running out for the US to maintain its technological dominance over enemies.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:53:38 -0400
  • Ford's New Engine That Can Run On Two Cylinders Heading To U.S.

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    The new three-cylinder 1.5 EcoBoost replaces the previous four-cylinder 1.5 EcoBoost.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:36:20 -0400
  • 7 Museum Facts That Will Surprise You

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    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:04:04 -0400
  • The scientists behind the most innovative cancer research

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    Thousands of top scientists and researchers from around the world gathered at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting in Chicago to discuss innovative cancer science that will hopefully lead to new therapies and maybe even a cure. Meet two of the top investigators aiming to make cancer a manageable disease so patients can live long and live well.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:37:05 -0400
  • U.S. woman gets life sentence for Canada mall shooting plot

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    A U.S. woman has been sentenced to life in a Canadian prison for her role in an aborted Valentine's Day mass shooting at a shopping mall in 2015, local media reported on Friday. Lindsay Souvannarath, 26, pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit murder. A Canadian man also accused in the plot, Randall Shepard, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2016.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:00:53 -0400
  • France, Britain, US want to regain 'prestige' with Syria strikes: dissident

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    Far from "saving Syrians from brutality", the United States, France and Britain were likely only trying to regain international "prestige" when they attacked Bashar al-Assad's regime, prominent Syrian dissident Yassin al Haj Saleh told AFP. The three countries launched missile strikes against suspected chemical weapons development and storage sites in Syria on Saturday in response to an alleged chemical attack in the town of Douma which killed at least 40 people. French President Emmanuel Macron himself recognised Tuesday that the air strikes didn't "necessarily resolve anything" in a civil war that has lasted for seven years, leaving more than 350,000 people dead and millions displaced.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:47:13 -0400
  • AP PHOTOS: Former first lady Barbara Bush through the years

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    Barbara Bush was a deeply rooted member of one of America's most recent political families. She also shared a distinction with one of its first.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:43:46 -0400
  • Cynthia Nixon Would 'Rather Be The Good Nixon Than The Bad Cuomo'

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    New York gubernatorial challenger Cynthia Nixon took a swipe at incumbent Gov.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:54:00 -0400
  • Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani Is Joining Trump's Legal Team

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    President Donald Trump's legal team has a new member: Rudy Giuliani.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:17:53 -0400
  • Queen Elizabeth Publicly Supports Prince Charles for the First Time to Succeed Her as Leader of the Commonwealth

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    Saying Charles would "carry on the important work" of leading the Commonwealth

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:19:53 -0400
  • Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury New Teaser Shows Tea Set

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    The concept is expected to preview a Maybach-branded GLS being prepared for the SUV's next generation.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:10:35 -0400
  • Official: Shotgun in guitar case was used in school shooting

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    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A gunman carried a shotgun in a guitar case and opened fire Friday in a Florida high school, wounding one student before he was arrested on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said.

    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:59:28 -0400
  • America's F-35s, F-15s and F/A-18s Will Soon Have a New Bomb to Drop

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    Raytheon has completed developmental testing of the 250-pound GBU-53B Small Diameter Bomb II. The new glide bomb, which incorporates a tri-modal seeker, will now have to complete government “confidence testing” before it enters into its operational test phase before being fielded onboard the Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle and the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

    Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:35:00 -0400
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