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Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

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President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new “Space...

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Looking for signs of global warming? They're all around you

30 Years of Warming Nature Changing

GOTHIC, Colo. (AP) — David Inouye is an accidental climate scientist. More than 40 years ago, the University of Maryland biologist started studying when wildflowers, birds, bees and butterflies first appeared each spring on this mountain. These days, plants and animals are arriving at Rocky...


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Allergies, glaciers, and pikas: climate change in action

30 Years Of Warming Examples

WASHINGTON (AP) — You don’t just feel the heat of global warming, you can see it in action all around. Some examples of where climate change’s effects have been measured: —Glaciers across the globe are melting and retreating, with 279 billion tons of ice lost since 2002, according to NASA’s GRACE...


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Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 19, the 170th day of 2018. There are 195 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 19, 1953, Julius Rosenberg, 35, and his wife, Ethel, 37, convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviet Union, were executed at Sing Sing...


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The Latest: Haley says US will leave UN human rights council

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. withdrawal from the United Nations’ main human rights body (all times EDT): 5:11 p.m. Ambassador Nikki Haley says the United States is withdrawing from the U.N. Human Rights Council, calling it “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” Haley is...


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Bucks' Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown sued the city of Milwaukee and its police department Tuesday, saying officers’ use of a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation constitutes excessive force and that they targeted him because he is black. Brown’s attorney Mark Thomsen...


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Sharpton, other leaders plan to visit children at border

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton says a coalition of social justice leaders is planning “waves of visits” to immigrant children separated from their families at the U.S. border. Sharpton said at a news conference Tuesday that clergy and humanitarian groups could begin traveling to Texas to...


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The Latest: Woman sues Trump administration over separation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT): 5 p.m. A Guatemalan woman who said her 7-year-old son was “ripped away” from her after they came to the U.S. seeking asylum has sued the Trump administration. Beata Mariana de Jesus Mejia-Mejia alleges that border agents took...


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Police, FBI seeking Washington-area serial rapist

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an unusual step, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia has issued an indictment for the DNA profile of a still-unidentified man linked to a string of rapes in area hotels dating back to 2002. Police have yet to determine the man’s identity, but law enforcement...


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Trump defiant as border crisis escalates, prepares to lobby House GOP on immigration

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - As he prepared to meet with anxious Republicans on Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border and demanded that Congress produce comprehensive...


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Lawyer: Police think slaying of XXXTentacion was random

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DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The lawyer for slain rapper XXXTentacion said Tuesday that detectives believe he was fatally shot in a random robbery while likely planning to buy a motorcycle at an upscale shop near a residential neighborhood in South Florida. Attorney David Bogenschutz said...


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