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Father and Son Hikers Die in Stifling National Park

June 22, 2017 |

The heat wave scorching the western US likely played a role in the death of a father and son from Texas. Robert Stuart Pluta, 57, and son Bobby, 21, set off on a hiking trip in Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico Thursday. The first of the men’s bodies…
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Girl, 12, Wins National Spelling Bee With ‘Marocain’

June 2, 2017 |

For Ananya Vinay, the road to victory ran through heiligenschein, Tchefuncte, zeaxanthin, and cecidomyia. The 12-year-old from Fresno, Calif. won the 90th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee Thursday night when she correctly spelled “marocain,” a French-derived word for a dress fabric, after runner-up Rohan Rajeev stumbled on “marram,” a Scandinavian…
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CNN

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser, dies

May 28, 2017 |

Zbigniew Brzezinski, the former national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, has died, his daughter announced on social media.
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Frat Members Blamed for Trees Felled in National Forest

May 22, 2017 |

Fraternity members from the California State University’s Chico campus are facing federal criminal charges after they allegedly cut down dozens of trees in Lassen National Forest during a camping trip as part of a pledge-initiation ritual, CBS San Francisco reports. Per the Los Angeles Times , at least 32 trees were…
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TMZ

Richard Simmons’ National Enquirer Lawsuit Isn’t Anti-LGBT, Say Trans Models (VIDEO)

May 10, 2017 |

Richard Simmons isn’t anti-LGBT by suing “National Enquirer” over a story claiming he’s been transitioning to a woman … at least not according to transgender model Carmen Carrera. ‘Enquirer’ claims Simmons isn’t pro-LGBT because his suit claims…

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National Security Chief Tells South Korea U.S. Will Pay for Defense System

April 30, 2017 |

The comments by Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster appeared to undo President Trump’s remark earlier that South Korea should pay for the Thaad system.
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France’s National Front Just Lost Its 2nd Leader This Week

April 29, 2017 |

Marine Le Pen stepped down as leader of the National Front this week to focus on her campaign for French president. On Friday, the man tapped to replace her also stepped down—after he was accused of agreeing, or at least sympathizing, with Holocaust deniers, Reuters reports. According to the…
Newser

SpaceX set to launch a national security satellite early Sunday morning

April 28, 2017 |

SpaceX is set to launch a payload Sunday morning for the National Reconnaissance Office in one of the company’s earliest tests as a national security launch provider.

The spy satellite, known as NROL-76, will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The two-hour…


L.A. Times – Business

Trump administration launches national security investigation into steel imports

April 20, 2017 |

The Trump administration directed the Commerce Department on Thursday to expedite an investigation into whether the way other countries sell steel compromises U.S. national security.

In a briefing Thursday morning, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the review would consider how much steel the…


L.A. Times – Business

CNN

Rand Paul: Syria strikes ‘not in the national interest’

April 9, 2017 |

Sen. Rand Paul said Saturday that he wants Congress to exercise its constitutional authority to declare war before any further actions in Syria. And he had sharp words for those who say a post-9/11 law gives President Trump that power, calling them “dishonest” and “not intellectually serious.”
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