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President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May in Aylesbury, Englaind.

President Trump dismisses his own Theresa May take-down interview as ‘fake news’

By JESSICA SCHLADEBECK – NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ~~ President Trump wrapped up his visit to England on Friday by backpedaling from an interview where he dissed Prime Minister Theresa May and then appearing to show up late for tea with Queen Elizabeth. A day after he criticized May and her government in an interview […]

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Social Security and the Elections

The next Congress faces tough decisions about keeping the program funded By Kenneth Terrell, AARP Bulletin, June 2018 Many voters worry more about the effect the midterm elections could have on their monthly Social Security benefits, both today and decades from now. How will the midterm elections affect Social Security? The first place to look […]

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12 boys and their football coach were trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for more than two weeks- composite image.

Thai cave rescue operation saves boys, coach: What comes next

Jane Onyanga-Omara and John Bacon, USA TODAY ~~ MAE SAI, Thailand – The last four boys and their coach were freed from a cave in northern Thailand on Tuesday (July 10), the third day of a harrowing and heroic rescue operation that brought the young Wild Boars footballers out of a winding, flooded cavern where […]

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Margaret Stock, an Alaska-based immigration attorney and a retired Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel.

US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits

By Martha Mendoza, The Associated Press and Garance Burke, The Associated Press—REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION AIR FORCE TIMES ~~ SAN ANTONIO — Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned. The AP was unable to quantify how […]

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A Chinese investor stands in front of an electronic display showing stock data at a brokerage house in Beijing July 6, 2018. AP Photo by Mark Schielelbein-AP

US tariffs take effect, China announces retaliation

By JOE MCDONALD, PAUL WISEMAN AND DARLENE SUPERVILLE, ASSOCIATED PRESS ~~ BEIJING, JULY 6 8 AM ET – The United States and China hiked tariffs Friday on billions of dollars of each other’s goods, launching what Beijing called the “biggest trade war in economic history” in a spiraling dispute over technology. The Trump administration is […]

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Atlanta police bomb squad responds after a veteran who said he was disgruntled with the Department of Veterans Affairs set himself on fire in protest June 26 outside the Georgia Capitol. AP Photo

Air Force vet who set himself on fire to protest the VA dies of wounds

By: J.D. Simkins, Military Times Editor/Writer ~~ Investigators have confirmed that the Air Force veteran who set himself on fire on the grounds of the Georgia Capitol building in protest of the Department of Veterans Affairs has died. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced this week that 58-year-old John Michael Watts died Monday, less than […]

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File Photo courtesy of the Royal Thai Army (This image taken before the team and their coach entered the cave).

Teen soccer team, coach found alive in Thailand cave

July 2 (UPI) — A dozen teenage soccer players and their coach, who’d been trapped for nine days deep in a Thailand cave, were found alive Monday (July 2), officials said. Authorities said all 13 members of the Wild Boar team are safe after the days-long search and rescue operation in the Tham Luang cave […]

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Distracted driving ban

Distracted driving ban, other laws that took effect Sunday

Compiled By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ ATLANTA —Sunday, July 1, marked the beginning of a new fiscal year for Georgia and the state budget. That means that several new laws went into effect that you need to know about. Among them is a highly publicized measure that will make it illegal to hold or operate […]

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Maryland newspaper shooting

Five journalists were killed by a gunman as they worked — writing and editing stories, selling ads and crafting columns — at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland. Survivors called it the stuff of nightmares: glass doors shattering, a lone shooter stalking through the office, firing at will on terrified employees. It was the […]

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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to retire

By MARK SHERMAN, The Associated Press ~~ WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court’s decisive man in the middle on abortion, gay rights and other contentious issues, announced his retirement, giving President Donald Trump a golden chance to cement conservative control of the nation’s highest court. The 81-year-old Kennedy, often a voice of […]

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