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Trump Flip-Flops on Tax Cut Plan

August 22, 2019 |

A day after considering cutting taxes to promote economic growth, President Trump on Wednesday changed course and said he would abandon the idea because the nation already had “a strong economy.” Trump’s flip-flop came after recent market volatility and economic uncertainty, and amid a debate about whether the United States…
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70-Year-Old Wins Grueling ‘Death March’

August 22, 2019 |

Bob Long is 70—and just won a punishing 10-day horse race across the Mongolian steppes. That makes him the oldest rider to even finish the race, the New York Times reports. “It’s nothing,” says the Idaho native. “You just ride 650 miles on a death march.” That meant riding…
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Epstein May Have Gamed the System From Beyond the Grave

August 22, 2019 |

The will that Jeffrey Epstein signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide puts more than $ 577 million in assets into a trust fund that could make it more difficult for his dozens of accusers to collect damages, the AP reports. Estate lawyers and other experts say prying open the…
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Thrill-Seeker Shoots Video After Plane Crash

August 22, 2019 |

A pilot and self-professed thrill seeker said Wednesday he was forced to bring his new plane down into the ocean off Northern California as it lost power, recording dramatic videos as he and his passenger treaded water in the chilly ocean awaiting rescue, the AP reports. (See clips here , here…
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Gov. Inslee: ‘I Need to Go Back’ to My Home State

August 22, 2019 |

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night that he is ending his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination, the AP reports. Inslee announced his decision on MSNBC, saying it’s become clear that he won’t win. He has kept…
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Job Application Revives 21-Year-Old Murder Case

August 22, 2019 |

A 21-year-old cold case has come to life over—of all things—a job application, the Washington Post reports. Sondra Better, 68, was stabbed to death while working at a Florida consignment shop in 1998, her wounded hands suggesting a fight for her life. The killer left a trail of…
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‘Goebbels Would Approve’: German Ride Looks Like This

August 22, 2019 |

A ride at a German theme park was scuttled this week over objections it resembled flying swastikas, the New York Times reports. Called Eagle’s Flight, the attraction had two sets of four cars, each joined at right angles, which some said resembled the infamous Nazi symbol. “First of all, I…
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Stunning $1B Property Sells for Just $100K

August 21, 2019 |

A sprawling LA property once offered for $ 1 billion sold Tuesday for just $ 100,000—and that’s not the worst of it, the Guardian reports. The so-called Mountain of Beverly Hills was repurchased by its former owner along with an estimated $ 200 million in debt. “This is the largest non-judicial…
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Dive Finds Titanic Pieces Are Now Gone

August 21, 2019 |

Parts of the Titanic that have remained intact for 100 years are decaying quickly, the latest dive has found. The starboard side of the officers’ quarters is showing the most deterioration, the BBC reports. “The captain’s bathtub is a favorite image among Titanic enthusiasts—and that’s now gone,” said a…
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Castro’s Crocodile Bites Arm ‘on the Wrong Side of the Glass’

August 21, 2019 |

One of Fidel Castro’s crocodiles bit a man who, police said, “had his arm on the wrong side of the security glass” at a Stockholm aquarium. The victim, who is in his 70s, had climbed up to make a speech next to the crocodile enclosure during a private party, the…
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