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Heat wave hits Arizona, California on 1st day of summer

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While the recent extreme heat in the southwestern USA will probably lead to some people taking a second look at global warming (or heating) and climate change science and predictions, I wouldn't count on there being any major change in the demographics of belief - people tend to forget by the time that winter rolls around (seriously - year after year), and jokes can be made about how maybe climate change won't be a bad thing. Read More »

New poll reveals remarkable change in public's view of the Trump presidency

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FiveThirtyEight aggregates public polls to come up with the average figure and accounts for each survey's quality, timeliness, sample size and any partisan leanings. Thirty-nine percent said the investigation is a critical natural security issue, although 32% said it is a political distraction. Trump's response to the investigation has a greater effect than his stance on the economy or his response to the recent Congressional shooting in Virginia. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise Now in 'Fair' Condition

Scalise, the House majority whip, was one of five people injured in the altercation, and the shooter, James T. Hodgkinson , died in the incident. The money raised will also go to three Washington-based charities that the Congressional Baseball Game has supported in past years: The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington , The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and The Washington Literacy Center. Read More »

Yellowstone Supervolcano Shaken by Hundreds of Earthquakes

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Scientists say the natural disaster swarm affecting the western edge of Yellowstone National Park has included more than 460 quakes so far and it could impact Yellowstone's tourism season. The sleeping giant has laid dormant for 700,000 years but scientists have said they cannot rule out the possibility that it one day could awaken and kill thousands. Read More »

Mattis Issues Stark Words To North Korea Over Otto Warmbier's Death

The world found out Warmbier was in a coma when he was released June 13 after almost 17 months of detention. He was put before North Korean officials and journalists for a televised "confession". He was leaving North Korea on January 2, 2016, when he was detained at the airport. But the White House says the U.S.is further away from the two sides talking following Warmbier's death. Read More »

Health bill showdown: Senate steers toward vote next week

The only thing that's public is the legislation the House passed in May, which Republican President Donald Trump recently has called " mean ". Angus King of ME, are expected to oppose the proposed health care bill, and are attempting to convince just three of the 52 Republican senators to join them in their opposition to the bill, which needs just a simple majority to pass. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy Whipping Up Trouble Along Gulf Coast

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The storm system as maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour as of 1 pm CDT on June 21, and is located about 170 southwest of Morgan City, La., and 160 southeast of Galveston, Texas. tides and high winds, which could hinder transportation to and from the peninsula. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency because of the threat of torrential rains and other severe weather . Read More »

Teen's slaying leaves doubt about motive in Muslim community

Vigils for Hassanen, who was killed in what law enforcement officials believe to be an incident of road rage , were organized in D.C. and across the country, according to local reports . Many Muslim women attended the somber gathering, which also attracted pedestrians passing through the square. "Because she is a Muslim", Mahmoud Hassanen said. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy threatens 17 million along the Gulf Coast

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Tornado warnings were also issued for Hancock County, MS. The National Weather Services does not expect winds to intensify much and says it should not exceed 45 miles per hour. Some roads were covered with water in the seafood village of Bayou La Batre, but Becca Caldemeyer still managed to get to her bait shop at the city dock. Read More »

Police officer stabbed at Michigan airport

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It was ranked the 134th busiest airport in the United States. According to a criminal complaint , Ftouhi yelled in Arabic " Allahu akbar " (God is greatest) before stabbing Lieutenant Jeff Neville of the airport's Department of Public Safety. Read More »

Montgomery County defense lawyers comment on lengthy Cosby jury deliberations

Prosecutors say the famed comedian drugged and sexually assaulted Andrea Constand , the director of operations for Temple University's women's basketball team, at his home near Philadelphia in January 2004. Bill Cosby walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse during jury deliberations in his sexual assault trial at in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday , June 13, 2017. Read More »

For Democrats, 'Not Trump' is not enough

Republican Karen Handel defeats Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District The Washington Post "President Trump's hopes of steadying his presidency and his agenda on Capitol Hill were given a lift Tuesday when a Republican won a special congressional election in the Atlanta suburbs". Read More »

Ferdinand Hopes Ronaldo Returns To United

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Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Monday rubbished media reports which said that the record German football champions are interested in signing Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid . However, speaking in a recent interview with Onda Cero , club president Florentino Perez defended the Portuguese and this has pleased the 4-time Ballon d'Or victor, who is now understood to be willing to extend his stay in the Spanish capital. Read More »

Report of major California earthquake was false alarm

More than a dozen people died and $8 million in damage was reported in the historic quake, which had a magnitude of 6.8 on the Richter Scale. A U.S. Often when there is a large natural disaster in some part of the world, it sets off reports of minor quakes in distant areas. The USGS usually retracts these quickly. Read More »

Fate of Vermont marijuana legalization unsure in Legislature

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The House is debating a bill to revise the state's ballot law and set further regulations on growing and purchasing pot. Critics who lashed out at the proposal accused lawmakers of ignoring the will of the electorate and taking a hostile approach to the legal cannabis industry. Read More »

McCain: Only 'Stupid' Americans Would Still Have Interest In Visiting North Korea

No ban is imminent, but deliberations gained new urgency after Warmbier's death , said the official, who requested anonymity to discuss internal diplomatic discussions. Another cautioned against reading too much into the message, arguing that there was no meeting earlier in the day that could have spurred the comment or that that tweet foretold some sort of unilateral action against North Korea. Read More »

Amb. Bolton: North Korea's Treatment of Otto Warmbier Was 'Barbaric'

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North Korean officials detained Warmbier at Pyongyang International Airport on January 2, 2016. He called on the country to release three other Americans held there. Doctors plan a news conference on campus later Thursday. His father, Fred Warmbier , said he does not believe North Korea's explanation that the coma resulted from botulism and a sleeping pill. Read More »

Malaysia Airlines converts ten B737 MAX 8 order slots to 10s

In May 2017, Avolon delivered the world's first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to Malindo Air. The forecast comprised a five percent boost for deliveries of single-aisle jet such as the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320, the cash cows of the world's two major aircraft makers. Read More »

Trump is officially under investigation. How did we get here?

But Rosenstein is not now heading the FBI's probe into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with a Russian campaign that USA intelligence officials have said was seeking to tilt the outcome of the 2016 election in Trump's favor. Also unclear was whether the president's comment confirming he was under investigation was based on direct knowledge or media reports that Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey last month. Read More »