David Bossie’s long and wild ride through Republican politics

Washington (CNN)The blistering rebuke this week from President Donald Trump’s campaign marks the latest twist in the career and life of David Bossie, a conservative strategist who operated largely outside the Republican Party’s establishment in recent years until Trump’s rise brought him and his tactics into the GOP’s inner fold. “There is no excuse for […]

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Texas police dept. names 9-year-old boy with liver cancer its honorary captain

Officers visit with Brandon Tadeo Alvarez, a 9-year-old battling cancer.  (Alton Police Department) “We knew immediately that we needed to make his dream come true,” Flores said. More than 200 people — family, friends, elected officials, members of the community and officers from neighboring police departments — gathered at City Hall to support him in […]

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Florida agency investigates after man shoos raccoon off boat

TAMPA, Fla. – A Florida agency is investigating potential animal cruelty charges after a lawyer posted video of himself shooing a raccoon off his boat into the Gulf of Mexico. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Clearwater attorney Thomas Cope posted the video to Facebook, later issuing an apology for his actions and saying he […]

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Selena Gomez just said social media has been terrible for young people

(CNN)Selena Gomez is voicing her concern about the “terrible” effect that social media has had on her generation, and says she advocates taking breaks from the platforms. The 26-year-old actress and singer is in Cannes to promote Jim Jarmusch’s new zombie movie, “The Dead Don’t Die,” which also features Bill Murray, Adam Driver and Tilda […]

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Wildfires Drove Dramatic Population Shifts In California Last Year

The state’s Department of Finance released a population report Wednesday showing what it called “dramatic changes caused by… catastrophic wildfires.”  Most of those who fled the Camp fire went to nearby cities of Oroville and Chico, a small college town which saw its population balloon by 20% in one year alone, from around 93,000 people in […]

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Mayor’s knitting shows men still dominate debate

(CNN)While demonstrations and suffragette memorials may be typical outlets for politicians to rise up against the patriarchy, one Canadian official has taken a decidedly unconventional stand: knitting. “I knit in city council because it helps me concentrate,” Montgomery wrote on Twitter. “Tonight I decided to knit it red when men spoke; green for women. Day […]

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‘Kissing bug’ case in Delaware raises alarm for summer

(CNN)A bloodsucking “kissing bug” bit a Delaware girl on the face last summer while she was watching television. Now, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is calling the incident the first confirmed identification of the bug in the state. Chagas is endemic to Latin America, where a different species of the bug lives […]

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Wells Fargo Botched A Fraud Inquiry. An Innocent Man Landed In Court.

Jeff Edwards comes across almost like a caricature of a mild-mannered Christian do-gooder. Since 1989, he’s been a pastor at the United Methodist Church of Parsippany, New Jersey, where he delivers sermons, of community events, from weekly Alcoholics Anonymous and Magician’s Club meetings to a semi-regular Clowns’ Meeting ― which is not an insult, but […]

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NASA Says Faulty-Aluminum Scam Ruined 2 Missions, Cost It $700 Million

NASA subcontractor has agreed to pay $46 million after it was found to have knowingly sold faulty aluminum to the space agency and other businesses over 19 years. The scam resulted in two failed launch missions and more than $700 million in damages, NASA said. the Justice Department announced on Tuesday. NASA Faulty aluminum was […]

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Tenants ‘overlooked’ in railway arches sale

“That was a major dereliction of duty by both Network Rail and the government,” she said. Blackstone and Telereal have taken on Network Rail’s existing lease agreements, meaning tenants’ contractual obligations are unchanged. But National Rail has always set rents based on market conditions and the new owners plan to continue this practice. Prior to […]

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