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Serena Williams into Wimbledon semi-finals with win over Camila Giorgi

Serena Williams into Wimbledon semi-finals with win over Camila Giorgi

on July 11, 2018, 7:25 AM / in Tennis

Serena Williams defeated Italian Camila Giorgi 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday to advance to the semifinals at Wimbledon. Williams, a seven-time Wimbledon champion, missed the storied tennis tournament last year because of her pregnancy. “I feel good, like I did better today because I had to,” Williams said. “This is only my fourth tournament back. I don’t feel pressure, or […]

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Russell Simmons Accused of Rape by Granddaughter of Book Publisher W.W. Norton

Russell Simmons Accused of Rape by Granddaughter of Book Publisher W.W. Norton

on July 11, 2018, 7:21 AM / in National News

Another woman has accused hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of rape, adding to at least a dozen allegations against him since last year. The latest accuser, Alexia Norton Jones, said in a largely first-person account published by Variety on Tuesday that Simmons attacked her when they went to see his new Manhattan apartment on a ‏first date in 1990. “He pulled […]

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U.K. agency hits Facebook with fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal

on July 11, 2018, 7:18 AM / in International News

The British Information Commissioner’s Office has imposed its maximum fine against Facebook for letting political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, which worked on President Trump’s campaign, mine data on millions of people without their consent. The fine of 500,000 pounds (roughly $660,000) is a pittance to a giant company like Facebook, which hauls in billions of dollars in revenue every year, […]

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Trump administration announces tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods

on July 11, 2018, 7:15 AM / in International News

The Trump administration said Tuesday that it would impose 10 percent tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese imports unless Beijing changes its trade practices, dramatically escalating President Trump’s trade war with China. The levies, which won’t take effect until a two-month review period is complete, will cover products from food items to tobacco, coal, and electronics. “For […]

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Trump jabs allies at start of NATO summit

on July 11, 2018, 7:14 AM / in International News

President Trump continued to criticize European allies at the start of a NATO summit in Brussels on Wednesday, telling the alliance’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, that U.S. allies were “delinquent” for paying too little on their own defense. He also called Germany “captive to Russia because it’s getting so much of its energy from Russia.” Donald Tusk, president of the […]

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Silicon Valley’s Social Media Censors

Silicon Valley’s Social Media Censors

on July 11, 2018, 6:27 AM / in Opinion

Betsy McCaughey  |  Business Investors Daily Social media giants like Twitter and Facebook that used to brag about promoting free speech now say they’re taking on a new role — the speech police. Twitter is suspending as many as a million accounts a day, with 70 million silenced in May and June, according to data disclosed Friday. The massive purge is […]

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Millions Dead, Constitution Destroyed, And Other Ridiculous Predictions About Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

on July 11, 2018, 6:23 AM / in National News, Opinion

Investors Business Daily This is going to be such great fun……. Accountability: Even before President Trump announced his pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, predictions of doom and gloom were rampant. They’ll only get more dire as Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination battle proceeds. Will anyone hold these people accountable for their unfounded, irresponsible, uninformed scaremongering claims? As a […]

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“A Century of Surveillance”

on July 11, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, Opinion

By Walter Olson  /  Overlawyered Arbitrary and intrusive executive power, with the threat it can pose to individual rights and the rule of law, is not some novel development of the past Presidency or two (or three or four). It goes back to the earliest days of the Republic. “American Big Brother: A Century of Political Surveillance and Repression,” a […]

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‘Killed’ in Vietnam and buried with comrades, this Marine returned from the dead.

‘Killed’ in Vietnam and buried with comrades, this Marine returned from the dead.

on July 11, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, History

By MICHAEL E. RUANE | The Washington Post | Published: July 8, 2017 Special Thanks to Thomas HALLETTSVILLE, Texas — Ronald Ridgeway was “killed” in Vietnam on Feb. 25, 1968. The 18-year-old Marine Corps private first class fell with a bullet to the shoulder during a savage firefight with the enemy outside Khe Sanh. Dozens of Marines, from what came […]

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A Lesson Learned

A Lesson Learned

on July 11, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. Philippians 4:11 Mary was widowed and facing serious health challenges when her daughter invited her to move into the new “granny apartment” attached to her home. Although it would involve leaving friends and the rest of her family many miles away, Mary rejoiced in God’s provision. Six months into her new […]

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The South Carolina-class battleships

The South Carolina-class battleships

on July 11, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

The South Carolina-class battleships, South Carolina and Michigan (pictured), were built during the first decade of the twentieth century. They were the first American dreadnoughts, far outstripping older battleships that relied on smaller fast-firing guns at close range. The two ships were designed by Rear Admiral Washington L. Capps with a homogeneous battery of superfiring large guns and relatively thick armor, both favored by naval theorists. They were smaller than foreign dreadnoughts […]

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Liberal Democratic group seeks dirt on SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh

on July 11, 2018, 6:00 AM / in National News

By Lukas Mikelionis | Fox News Stage is set for a brutal confirmation fight for Kavanaugh A liberal Democratic group says it is leaving “no stone unturned” to get its hands on any damaging information about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid the upcoming contentious confirmation battle in the U.S. Senate. American Bridge, a liberal political action committee that raised nearly […]

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Actor Tab Hunter dies at 86; ’50s heartthrob’s career ranged from ‘Battle Cry’ to ‘Polyester’

Actor Tab Hunter dies at 86; ’50s heartthrob’s career ranged from ‘Battle Cry’ to ‘Polyester’

on July 10, 2018, 10:09 AM / in People

Actor and ’50s heartthrob Tab Hunter, best known for his roles in Battle Cry and Island of Desire, has died, his husband Allan Glaser told the Los Angeles Times on Monday. He was 86. Glaser said he and Hunter were at home in Santa Barbara, California, when Hunter went into cardiac arrest after a blood clot in his leg went […]

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China frees widow of Nobel winning dissident Liu Xiaobo

on July 10, 2018, 10:05 AM / in International News

China let Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winning dissident Liu Xiaobo, leave the country for Berlin on Tuesday. She had been under house arrest although she was never charged with a crime. She was freed days ahead of the one-year anniversary of her husband’s death in prison on a sentence for inciting subversion. Human rights groups […]

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Trump pardons Oregon ranchers at center of 40-day standoff

Trump pardons Oregon ranchers at center of 40-day standoff

on July 10, 2018, 10:00 AM / in National News

President Trump on Tuesday pardoned a pair of Oregon ranchers whose arson conviction became a focus for opponents of federal government land ownership. Dwight Hammond, 76, and his son Steven, 49, were convicted in 2012 and sent to prison on arson charges. They had set a series of fires on their ranch that spread to federal land. The Hammonds’ case became the inspiration […]

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What some of the Kavanaugh opposition is putting out on the Media….

on July 10, 2018, 9:57 AM / in Opinion

Kavanaugh and the Federalist Society [on Twitter] Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh claimed Monday night: “No president has ever consulted more widely or talked to more people from more backgrounds to seek input for a Supreme Court nomination.” FRANCIS BOYLE, fboyle@illinois.edu Boyle is professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law. He is a longtime critic […]

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Report: Last Team Members and Coach Rescued from Thailand Cave

Report: Last Team Members and Coach Rescued from Thailand Cave

on July 10, 2018, 9:24 AM / in International News

(Jul. 10, 2018) — At approximately 7:54 AM EDT on Tuesday, Fox News reported that the last members of a boys’ soccer team in northern Thailand were rescued, along with their 25-year-old coach, from the cave in which they were captive since late last month. The 12-member “Wild Boars” soccer team and coach had gone exploring after practice on June […]

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Good Morning…. It’s Tuesday…. We hope you have a beautiful day.

Good Morning…. It’s Tuesday…. We hope you have a beautiful day.

on July 10, 2018, 6:23 AM / in National News, Opinion

And now it’s down to business…..  As you may already know President Trump nominated District of Columbia Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh, 53, to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on Monday, igniting a vicious election year confirmation battle in the Senate that could tip the Supreme Court in favor of conservatives for a generation. Trump appeared reserved and reflective […]

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Grace White Sherwood

Grace White Sherwood

on July 10, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Grace White Sherwood (c. 1660 – c. 1740), called the Witch of Pungo, is the last person known to have been convicted of witchcraft in Virginia. A farmer, healer, and midwife, she was accused by her neighbors of transforming herself into a cat, damaging crops and causing the death of livestock. She was charged with witchcraft several times; at her eventual trial in 1706, Sherwood was […]

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Hot Times in Death Valley

Hot Times in Death Valley

on July 10, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Monday, July 10, 2017. Fourteen separate wildfires blazed across California over the weekend, including one in Santa Barbara County that wiped out the animals in a Boy Scout nature center, and another in Northridge that caused 140,000 people to lose their air conditioning on a day the temperature reached 98 degrees. I’m reminded that on this date […]

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