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Manafort judge says he has received threats


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CNN
Aretha Franklin: A friend to Flint, Michigan


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CBS News
Ex-intelligence officials slam Trump stifling free speech

There are now two letters from former intelligence officials criticzing President Trump's action of revoking former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance. CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang joins CBSN from the White House to discuss the latest officials the White House is considering revoking ...

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ABC News
WATCH: Relatives: Couple was having troubles before slayings

Prosecutors say they believe Chris Watts allegedly killed his pregnant wife and two daughters inside their home.

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CBS News
Trump cancels military parade over price tag

President Trump wanted a Bastille Day-inspired grand military parade. On Friday, he halted his plans for a Veterans Day military parade this year, calling the cost "ridiculously high." CBS News transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave reports.

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Voice of America
Saudi Arabia Says It’s Given $100 Million to Northeast Syria

Saudi Arabia said early on Friday that it has contributed $100 million to northeast Syria for “stabilization projects” in areas once held by the Islamic State group and now controlled by U.S.-backed forces. The Saudi move was blasted by the Syrian government which called it “disgraceful,” adding that its aim is to prevent the Syrian army from defeating insurgents in the country. In Washington, the Trump administration said ...

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CNN
Opinion: Political spouses like George Conway are fair game

In recent months, George Conway, the husband of Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway has created a stir -- and amassed a considerable Twitter following -- with a series of disapproving tweets about President Donald Trump, his wife's boss. In a buzzy Washington Post profile of the couple in which George is similarly not shy about expressing his disdain for the President, Kellyanne tries to bury the topic of George's ...

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USA Today
Raw: Plane just misses van crossing runway

A plane taking off narrowly missed hitting an airport van that crossed a runway to go to an employee barbecue. The Envoy Air jet, with 50 passengers and 3 crew members aboard, was taking off on June 27 from Springfield-Branson National Airport. (Aug. 17)         

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Russia Today
‘Inciting violence’: Israel arrests Palestinian journalist for live-streaming IDF soldiers

A Palestinian journalist has been arrested by Israeli authorities for filming soldiers operating in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Facebook Live. They claim he was inciting violence against Israel and the army. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Fox News
Police still seeking motive in Oklahoma school stabbing

Police and school officials in Oklahoma said Friday that a 14-year-old boy accused of repeatedly stabbing a female classmate during a school assembly had no history of causing trouble before bringing a pocket knife a 4-inch blade onto campus.

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Sputnik News
Catalan Leader Vows to Push Further for Independence

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Catalonia’s President Quim Torra promised on Friday to continue pushing for an independent republic as the Spanish region remembered victims of last year’s deadly terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils.

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Voice of America
Miss America: Leadership Bullied, Manipulated, Silenced Me

The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant's current leadership, including Gretchen Carlson. In a letter sent Friday to former Miss Americas, Cara Mund says she decided to speak out despite the risk of punishment. Her letter is reminiscent of the movie Mean Girls, in which characters Gretchen and Regina bully the heroine ...

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Sputnik News
Trump Administration Hits Facebook With Discrimination Complaint - HUD

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Trump administration in a complaint accused Facebook of enabling online advertisers to engage in real estate discrimination, the US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) agency said in a press release.

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Alternet
Trump's Supreme Court Pick May Have Committed Perjury — And the GOP Appears to Be Suppressing Evidence that Could Prove It

Sen. Patrick Leahy asserts Republicans were ready to request Brett Kavanaugh's records ... until they weren't. One of the top concerns of Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding President Donald Trump's Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, is whether he knew anything about, authorized, or advised the Bush administration on their torture program for detainees in the War on Terror ...

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National Public Radio
WATCH: Massive 'Fire Tornado' Revealed In Footage Released By Officials

California authorities say the behemoth killed a firefighter battling the Carr Fire last month. Larger than three football fields, the tornado was unlike anything they'd seen. Now, they have video.

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USA Today
Free tuition for all NYU medical students – a $55,018-a-year surprise

"No more tuition ... The day they get their diploma, they owe nobody nothing,"  said Kenneth G. Langone, NYU Langone board of trustees chair. Sticker price for tuition at the NYU School of Medicine is $55,018 a year.         

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United Press International
T-38 Talon crashes in Oklahoma; pilot safely ejects

A U.S. military jet trainer crashed Friday near Enid, Okla., injuring the pilot, who safely ejected, officials at Vance Air Force Base said.

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Voice of America
First a Wedding, Then Hard Work: Putin to Visit Germany's Merkel

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday for talks about the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project that has drawn U.S. ire. Putin arrives in Germany after a stop at an Austrian vineyard to attend Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl's wedding to ...

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National Public Radio
Satanic Temple Protests Ten Commandments Monument With Goat-Headed Statue

"It will be a very cold day in hell before an offensive statue will be forced upon us to be permanently erected on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol," Republican State Sen. Jason Rapert said.

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United Press International
Philadelphia Eagles WR Bryce Treggs out with hamstring injury

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Bryce Treggs suffered a hamstring injury in Thursday's preseason loss to the New England Patriots.

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Alternet
Omarosa Threatens to Release More Recordings of Trump If He Keeps Attacking Her

Omarosa Manigault Newman claims to have more audio of Trump, as well as video, emails, and text messages. Omarosa Manigault Newman, President Donald Trump's former reality show competitor and White House staffer, has set off a political firestorm with allegations in her explosive tell-all book, "Unhinged," and her release of ...

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Wall Street Journal
U.S., China Draw Up Plan to Settle Trade Dispute by November

Chinese and U.S. negotiators are drawing up a road map for talks to end their trade impasse ahead of meetings between President Trump and Xi Jinping in November.

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Reuters
S&P lowers Turkey's credit rating deeper into junk territory

Standard & Poor's said on Friday it had cut Turkey's sovereign credit rating deeper into "junk" territory, citing extreme lira volatility and forecasting a recession next year, adding to the country's woes as it deals with a currency crisis.

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New York Times
Turning Poetry Into Photos

The photographer's daughter riding in a vintage car at a neighbor’s farm.

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Sputnik News
US Senator Rand Paul Wants to Ask Trump to Lift Sanctions on Russian Lawmakers

The senator was among a few US lawmakers, who visited Moscow in a bid to restore ties and start a dialogue between the countries, amid worsening relations.

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The Week US
This GOP Senate candidate just posted a brutal self-own

In an attempt to deliver a zinger on Twitter, Republican Senate nominee Corey Stewart may have only succeeded in zinging himself. The Virginia candidate often tweets inventive hashtags about his political rivals, sometimes with disastrous results. On Friday, Stewart shared a picture of "AntifaTimKaine," depicting Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine (D) ...

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The Week US
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spars with Washington Post reporter over barring press from public event

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stunned the nation when she defeated longtime Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) in a Democratic primary back in June. In vanquishing Crowley, who held the fourth-highest position in Democratic House leadership, Ocasio-Cortez showed the appeal a political newcomer can have in a party increasingly fed up with its old ways. But ...

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Fox News
Church president: Use 'Latter-day Saints' not 'Mormon'

The president of the Mormon church wants people to stop using "Mormon" or "LDS" as substitutes for the full name of the religion: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Huffington Post
Department Of Education Investigates Ohio State Sexual Abuse Allegations

Over 100 athletes have accused former team doctor Richard Strauss of sexual abuse.

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CNBC
'Ambien tweeting' is becoming a popular excuse — because it actually can cause bizarre side effects

In an interview with The New York Times published Thursday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he sometimes takes Ambien because it's "often a choice of no sleep or Ambien."

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United Press International
Watch: Texas Rangers turn triple play without getting batter out

The Texas Rangers didn't retire the batter while turning a historic triple play during a win against the Los Angeles Angels.

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Business Insider
China is waging war against a cafe because it served coffee to Taiwan's president

85°C Bakery Cafe has endured attacks by China's state media and citizens, had its products taken off mainland Chinese delivery platforms, and seen its stock price plummet because its Los Angeles branch served coffee to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen last Sunday.

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United Press International
Scarlett Johansson named Forbes' highest-paid actress for 2018

Scarlett Johansson has topped Forbes' annual list of the highest-paid actresses for 2018, taking in $40.5 million in pretax earnings.

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