Koch brothers’ political network critical of Senate healthcare bill

June 25, 2017

… changes to the health care system. “We are more optimistic now about what we can accomplish than we have ever been,” he said in remarks to donors, noting the group’s work propelling the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Earlier Saturday, the network announced a new partnership with football star Deion Sanders. The Koch network pledged to spend $21 million on the joint initiative with Sanders to reduce persistent poverty in Dallas. Six …

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Fitness Blogger Dies After Whipped Cream Canister Explosion

June 24, 2017

Rebecca Burger, who regularly posted about fitness, lifestyle and beauty to her almost200,000 followers on Instagram,suffered cardiac arrest after beinghit in the chest by a faulty siphon on a pressurized canister at her home in Galfingue Saturday, according to French newspaper 20 Minutes. Her family announced her death in a statement on Instagram. They also shared a photo of a similar canister, which uses highly pressurized nitrous oxidethat expands to make cream texture, to warn others of …

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Bodies Of Missing USS Fitzgerald Sailors Found In Flooded Compartments

June 19, 2017

… the time of the 2:30 a.m. crash Saturday morning. The Fitzgerald suffered extensive damage on its starboard side. Cmdr. Bryce Benson, the destroyers commanding officer,was injured in the collision and airlifted There were no injuries reported on the container ship. This has been a difficult day, 7th Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin said in a statement after the destroyer returned to base. I am humbled by the bravery and tenacity of the Fitzgerald crew. Now that the ship is in …

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Bill Cosby’s attorney says he is worried about entertainer’s health

June 18, 2017

(CNN)Bill Cosby’s defense lawyer says he is concerned about the entertainer’s health following what he described as an “unfair” aggravated indecent assault trial that ended in a mistrial Saturday. After more than six days of deliberation in Norristown, Pennsylvania, jurors were unable to come to a unanimous decision beyond a reasonable doubt. McMonagle said asking Cosby to surrender …

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Still-Blinking Beached Humpback Whale Euthanized After Failed Rescue

June 11, 2017

… animals health continued to deteriorate. We really had to think of the welfare of the whale, and we didnt want it to suffer any longer, Lorigan said. The young whale was first spotted close to shore early Friday morning. After it beached, volunteers poured buckets of water on it and covered it with wet material to keep its skin moist. Rescuers stayed overnight with the humpback and had hoped to attempt to float it back into the sea Saturday at high tide, but were stymied by bad weather. …

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Group against Islamic law clashes with counterprotesters

June 11, 2017

(CNN)A right-wing group protesting Islamic law, or Sharia, on Saturday clashed with counterdemonstrators in Seattle, Minneapolis and other cities. In Seattle, police used pepper spray to break up fights in Occidental Park, police spokesman Mark Jamieson said. Three people were arrested. …

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London Police Say Officer Injured While Taking On Attackers With His Baton

June 6, 2017

In a statement released by BTP on Sunday, Chief Constable Paul Crowther said the unidentified officer confronted the attackers while armed only with a baton. Hesustained injuriesto his head, face and leg, but is currently in stable condition at an area hospital. Around 10 p.m. Saturday, three suspects inside a white van mowed down pedestrians on the London Bridge. Then, armed with long knives, they fled on foot and began stabbing people in Borough Market, one of the citys most popular dining …

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Mountain Climber Makes History With Rope-Free, Death-Defying Ascent At Yosemite

June 6, 2017

The 31-year-old elite climber on Saturday became the first person to scale the nearly 3,000-foot face of Yosemites El Capitan granite formation without ropes or safety gear, an act known in mountaineering as free-soloing. National Geographic, which exclusively reported Honnolds ascent, called it perhapsthe greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport. Fellow elite climber Tommy Caldwell had another way of describing Honnolds feat: After Honnold completed his climb in 3 …

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Donald Trump Renews Call For Courts To Reinstate Travel Ban After London Incident

June 4, 2017

A car plowed into a crowd of at least six peopleon the London Bridge on Saturday.The car was traveling at a high rate of speed, according to BBC reporter Holly Jones, who was on the bridge during the incident. Police declared the incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market acts of terrorism shortly after midnight local time. Lawyers at the Department of Justice on Thursday filed two emergency applications with the nations highest court, requesting to block two lower court rulings that …

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SpaceX Launches First Recycled Cargo Ship Into Orbit

June 4, 2017

A Falcon 9 rocket launched the recycled Dragon capsule at 5:07 p.m. local time Saturday from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Shortly after the first-stage booster launched the Dragon into orbit, it fell away from the capsule,flipped around, fired its engines and landed safely at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, according to Florida Today. The Dragon made its first trip to space in 2014, delivering food and supplies to the ISS, according to science news site Phys.org. …

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Trump Had At Least 15 Chances To Address The Portland Attack On Twitter. He Didn’t.

On Friday,Ricky John Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche were stabbed to death while traveling on one of Portlands MAX trains. They both stood up to confront a man verbally attacking two girls, one of whom was wearing a hijab. Since the fatal attack made national news on Saturday, Trump has sent more than a dozen tweets. Not one of those messages mention Portland, the two deceased men being hailed as heroes, or a condemnation of the attackers actions that are being investigated by police …

May 29, 2017
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The Portland Heroes Who Stood Up To Hate

What they shared, according to friends and family, was a willingness to put others first and stand up to wrongdoing. He was saying things about how Muslims should die and how theyve been killing Christians for years, Dyjuana Hudson, one of the girls mothers, said. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler on Saturday called all three men heroes. Man, hes just the best person. Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche was a friend who would never forget about you, said Christoper Landt, who grew up with him in …

May 29, 2017
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Report: Trump Tells ‘Confidants’ U.S. Will leave Paris Climate Deal

On Saturday, Trump said in a Twitter post he would make a decision on whether to support theParis climate deal next week. A source who has been in contact with people involved in the decision told Reuters a couple of meetings were planned with chief executives of energy companies and big corporations and others about the climate agreement ahead of Trumps expected announcement later in the week. It was unclear whether those meetings would still take place. The summit of G7 wealthy nations …

May 28, 2017
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Maryland campus stabbing evaluated as possible hate crime

(CNN)The FBI is helping to evaluate whether the fatal stabbing by a white student of a black student visiting the University of Maryland will be prosecuted as a hate crime, university police said Sunday. Richard Wilbur Collins III was with two friends on the university’s campus in College Park when he was approached by a man and stabbed in the chest with a knife Saturday morning, University of Maryland Police Chief David Mitchell told reporters. The 23-year-old had been commissioned as a …

May 22, 2017
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Report: Sheriff Clarke Plagiarized Parts Of Thesis On Homeland Security

The sheriff used nearly identical language from sources without properly attributing passages 47 timesin his thesis on security, CNNs investigative KFile reported Saturday. Clarke earned a masters degree in security studies at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, in 2013. His thesis was titled, Making U.S. Security and Privacy Rights Compatible. Clarke reportedly used language from sources including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Pew Research Center, the 9/11 …

May 21, 2017
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Bobby Moynihan exiting ‘SNL’

(CNN)Bobby Moynihan is taking his final bow on “Saturday Night Live” this week. Moynihan’s exit should not come as a shock to those who followed the news coming out of broadcast Upfronts. CBS picked up a new show starring Moynihan last week and the network unveiled it as part of its fall schedule on Wednesday. …

May 18, 2017
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