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Trump to visit the disaster that Hurricane Irma left behind

President Trump was set to travel to Florida on Thursday as death tolls continue to rise and hundreds of thousand of residents remain without power in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Trump was to arrive in Fort Myers, where he’s scheduled to meet with local officials and receive a briefing on relief...
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Cave diver says he might sue Elon Musk after Musk suggests he's a pedophile
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:40:00 +0200
A British cave diver involved in the rescue of 12 Thai soccer players and their coach said he would consider taking legal action against Elon Musk after the Tesla Inc. and SpaceX chief executive suggested on Twitter that the diver was a pedophile. On...
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The world has never seen a Category 6 hurricane. But the day may be coming
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 22:15:00 +0200
As a ferocious hurricane bears down on South Florida, water managers desperately lower canals in anticipation of 4 feet of rain. Everyone east of Dixie Highway is ordered evacuated, for fear of a menacing storm surge. Forecasters debate whether the storm...
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What time does the home run derby start?
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:25:00 +0200
The 2018 home run derby takes place Monday night at Nationals Park in Washington. The event starts at 5 p.m. EDT and will be broadcast on ESPN and the Watch ESPN app. Dodgers infielder Max Muncy will be taking part in his first derby, which will follow...
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The military is building a space plane. Now it looks to have an engine up to the task
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:00:00 +0200
A decade after the U.S. Air Force commissioned the next generation of GPS satellites, the first of these spacecraft is finally set to launch into orbit later this year. As with other national security missions, a roughly 200-foot-tall rocket will blast...
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Trump resists Mueller interview, leaving difficult decision on subpoena before fall elections
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:45:00 +0200
After months of negotiations failed to secure an interview with President Trump, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III warned the president’s lawyers during a contentious meeting this spring that he could use a grand jury subpoena if necessary to compel...
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John Cynn wins $8.8 million with World Series of Poker title
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:55:00 +0200
The 2018 World Series of Poker champion is an Indiana resident and professional player who barely missed the cut for the final table two years ago. John Cynn won the series' marquee no-limit Texas Hold ’em main event Sunday in Las Vegas, surrounded...
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Trump sends high-level delegation to Mexico in overture to new leader
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:45:00 +0200
After a year and a half of turmoil, the Trump administration is attempting to repair its frazzled relations with close ally Mexico, dispatching a high-level delegation to meet the country’s next president. On Friday, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo...
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Northrop Grumman employee seen on video at violent white supremacist rally no longer employed at company
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 19:15:00 +0200
Michael Miselis, a Northrop Grumman systems engineer who allegedly is a member of a white supremacist organization and participated in a violent rally in Charlottesville, Va., last summer no longer is employed at the company, a Northrop Grumman spokesman...
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The economy is hot, yet many U.S. workers feel left behind. A new report sheds some light
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 14:00:00 +0200
The U.S. labor market is hot. Unemployment is at 3.8%, a level it’s hit only once since the 1960s, and many industries report deep labor shortages. Old theories of what’s wrong with the labor market — such as a lack of people with necessary skills...
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MLB orders Brewers' Josh Hader into 'sensitivity training'
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:50:00 +0200
Josh Hader, the Milwaukee Brewers' pitcher confronted at the All-Star Game with racist and homophobic tweets he posted as a teenager, was ordered Wednesday by Major League Baseball to undergo sensitivity training. The tweets dated to 2011, when Hader...
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Spurs trade Kawhi Leonard to Raptors in a deal that sends DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:25:00 +0200
The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is finally over. So is DeMar DeRozan's time in Toronto. An NBA summer blockbuster got pulled off Wednesday, with the Spurs sending Leonard to the Raptors — weeks after the disgruntled 2014 NBA Finals MVP asked for...
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Team Sky asserts Tour de France dominance with Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome in the top two positions
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:20:00 +0200
British rider Geraint Thomas won the first summit finish of the Tour de France and claimed the yellow jersey on Wednesday with Team Sky asserting its dominance. Four-time champion Chris Froome moved up to second overall, 1 minute, 25 seconds behind Thomas,...
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U.S. commemorative coin would honor MLB pioneers Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:20:00 +0200
Jackie Robinson on a United States coin? That could happen in 2022, under legislation introduced Wednesday by four members of Congress. The commemorative coin would feature the first two African American players in the major leagues, on the 75th anniversary...
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Former Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis announces his retirement after 11 NFL seasons
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:05:00 +0200
Seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday. “My passion to play the game at an elite level brought fun and excitement to the term “shutdown corner,” which was nearly on the verge of extinction,”...
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Steelers receiver Antonio Brown will appear on the cover of this year's 'Madden NFL' video games
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:35:00 +0200
EA Sports unveiled Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown on Wednesday as the cover guy for “Madden NFL 19” and “Madden NFL Overdrive.” The video games will be available Aug. 10 worldwide. “To be on the cover is a real honor I've wanted...
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