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  • Republicans Befuddled By Trump’s Abrupt Reversal On New Russia Sanctions

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    WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump's sudden decision not to impose tough new

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:14:14 -0400
  • Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens May Have Committed A Felony: AG

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    The Missouri attorney general's office has uncovered "evidence of potential

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:26:55 -0400
  • Hero Southwest Airlines pilot Tammie Jo Shults praised after landing distressed aircraft

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    A Southwest Airlines pilot is being hailed as a hero after she made an

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:06:02 -0400
  • Barbara Bush delivers Wellesley College Commencement speech

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    While serving as the Commencement Speaker for Wellesley College in 1990, Barbara Bush addressed the importance of family.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:33:51 -0400
  • Unarmed Black Man Killed In 'Mind-Boggling,' Unjustified Barrage Of Police Gunfire: Lawyer

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    A lawyer representing relatives of an unarmed black man killed in a hail of

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:07:50 -0400
  • Is the F-35 Now the Ultimate Drone Killer?

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    An F-35 used sensors, on-board computers and targeting systems to find, track and destroy two airborne drones at once. Previous test data and observers have confirmed the F-35 identified and targeted the drone with its mission systems sensors, passed the target ‘track’ information to the missile, enabled the pilot to verify targeting information using the high off-boresight capability of the helmet mounted display and launched the AIM-9X from the aircraft to engage the target drone, a statement from the F-35 JPO said. When a single F-35 used sensors, on-board computers and targeting systems to find, track and destroy two airborne drones at the same time with air-to-air missiles, the emerging 5th Gen fighter transitioned into a new era for offensive attack missions.

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:30:00 -0400
  • French man becomes first person to have two face transplants

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    Jerome Hamon, the first man in the world to twice undergo a face transplant poses this week at the Georges-Pompidou hospital in Paris. A French man is recovering in a Paris hospital after becoming the first person in the world to undergo two face transplants. Jérôme Hamon, who suffers from a condition which causes disfiguring tumours, underwent his first transplant in 2010, but his body eventually rejected his new face which had to be removed.

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:56:48 -0400
  • Most Expensive 2018 Ford Mustang: We Welcome Our One-Month Loaner

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    Ford asked us what sort of Mustang we’d like, so we ticked every box.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:42:39 -0400
  • Sinclair Broadcast Boss Donated To GOP Rep Who Assaulted Reporter

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    One of the brothers who runs local TV news giant Sinclair Broadcast Group

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:05:21 -0400
  • Comey book says he threatened to call for a special counsel over Clinton emails

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    FBI Director James Comey nearly called for a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton’s email server in the spring of 2016 after Clinton’s lawyers refused on the grounds of attorney-client privilege to turn over their laptops for examination by the bureau’s agents.

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:43:00 -0400
  • Trump squirming over Russia sanctions ties White House in knots

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    Carol Leonnig, national investigative reporter for The Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's panicked concern about appearing to sanction Russia more than other countries and turning back his own.

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:20:45 -0400
  • What The Southwest Flight Can Teach Us About Oxygen Masks

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    Photos and video footage from Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 indicate that

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:45:52 -0400
  • Listen to how Tammie Jo Shults, hero pilot of Southwest 1380, kept calm and saved her passengers

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    Audio of the Southwest Airlines incident has emerged, showing how pilot Tammie Jo Shults remained completely calm after an engine exploded and a woman passenger was nearly sucked out of the plane. It is believed that one woman, Jennifer Riordan, died in the initial engine explosion, which sent shrapnel smashing into the Boeing 737-700, but Ms Shults, whose experience includes being one of the first female fighter pilots in the US Navy, was able to get all the other passengers to safety.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:35:00 -0400
  • The Latest: Police release call from Starbucks employee

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    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the arrests of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks (all times local):

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:23:48 -0400
  • NYC Removes Statue Honoring 19th Century Surgeon Who Experimented On Female Slaves

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    New York City workers removed a Central Park statue on Tuesday commemorating

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:01:50 -0400
  • Inside Barbara Bush's Quiet Yet Forceful Influence on American Politics

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    She seemed to walk the line between the necessarily supporting nature of the role and the personal activism expected of a First Lady

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:25:48 -0400
  • 'Can you speak for Alfie' father of terminally ill toddler asks Pope

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    The father of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans appealed for Pope Francis’ help at the Vatican after losing an appeal to continue his treatment in the UK and Italy. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:00:06 -0400
  • 60 Seriously Delicious Healthy Breakfasts

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    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:23:00 -0400
  • Trump overruled Mattis on Congress vote on Syria strikes: NYT

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    Rachel Maddow shares breaking news from the New York Times that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis wanted Donald Trump to get congressional approval before military strikes on Syria but was overruled by Trump.

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:54:32 -0400
  • Here's Why Congressman Blake Farenthold Resigned So Abruptly

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    WASHINGTON ― It's been a mystery why Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) abruptly

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:32:44 -0400
  • Scientists Accidentally Create A Plastic-Eating Enzyme

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    A Japanese waste dump is an unlikely location for what may be a huge

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:50:41 -0400
  • Airlines inspecting Boeing planes after Southwest engine ripped apart mid-air

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    Airlines are inspecting Boeing 737 planes after an engine on a passenger  flight ripped apart mid-air and killed a woman who came close to being  sucked through a broken window. Jennifer Riordan, 43, was on a Southwest Airline flight from New York to  Dallas when a part of the engine shattered into the window and nearly  pulled her out.  Mrs Riordan, a banking executive, was hauled back into the aircraft by  other passengers who attempted to resuscitate her but she later died of her  injuries.  Jennifer Riordan was partially pulled out of the jet's window Robert Sumwalt, the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board  (NTSB) said an initial inspection of the failed engine found evidence of  metal fatigue where a fan blade had broken off.  Mr Sumwalt said investigators were "very concerned" about the issue of  detecting slow-developing metal fatigue.  "There needs to be proper inspection mechanisms in place to check for this  before there's a catastrophic event."  Jet engine scrutinised All recent Boeing 737s are powered by engines from CFM, one of the world's  largest engine suppliers for commercial planes.  In 2016, another Southwest flight was forced to make an emergency landing  after a fan blade separated from the same type of engine, and debris ripped  a foot-long hole above the left wing. Metal fatigue was cited in that  incident too.  CFM said on Wednesday that there are more than 8,000 of its CFM56-7B  engine - the model involved in Tuesday's incident - in operation on Boeing  737 passenger jets.  Southwest, which operates one of the world's largest 737 fleets and has a  strong safety record, said it was speeding up inspections of all related  engines, which it expected to complete within 30 days.  This month European regulators ordered engine checks following a lengthy  analysis of the 2016 Southwest incident but investigators said it is too  early to say whether the two problems are linked.  The incident on Tuesday, the first fatal US airline accident in almost a  decade, left seven others injured on the 144-passenger plane.  How the Southwest Airlines tragedy happened James Healy-Pratt, a pilot and aviation lawyer, said: "Uncontained engine  failures are rare but can be devastating. It is where a turbine blade  breaks off at high speed within the engine and projects shrapnel through  the protective Kevlar engine cowling, designed to stop that.  "The crew did well to get the aircraft down. The question remains how and  why the protective Kevlar cowling did not do its job."  Bob Mann, an aviation consultant, said the question was whether current  inspection requirements had been met.  "If it is determined to be CFM56-7B fan blade root fatigue failure, as was  the earlier 2016 SWA incident...an Airworthiness Directive could be  expected from aviation oversight agencies," he said.  He added: "As to the window puncture, despite all simulations, we don't  really have a very good idea of where high energy rotating turbine parts  will go if they do depart the containment rings and casings, so more  attention may be paid to how engine containment is tested and certified as  flight-worthy."  Southwest is not inspecting all of its CFM56 engines, instead focusing on  older models, according to a source.  It is likely its inspections "are in the 400 to 600 engine range in order  to wrap this up in 30 days," the source said.  Hero pilot Meanwhile the "hero" pilot of the Southwest plane has been praised for her  "nerves of steel" in carrying out an emergency landing in Philadelphia  during the freak accident.  Tammie Jo Shults, a former fighter pilot with the US Navy, told emergency  services: “We have part of the aircraft missing, so we’re going to need to  slow down a bit.”  Pilot Tammie Jo Shults was praised for her handling of the mid-air drama “We’ve got injured passengers,” Ms Shults added, pausing for a moment, “they said there’s a hole, and uh, someone went out.”  Others on board the Dallas-bound flight braced for impact as oxygen masks  muffled their screams.  After touching down, the pilot walked through the aisle to meet her  passengers.  "She has nerves of steel that lady, I applaud her," said passenger Alfred  Tumlinson.  Mr Tumlinson said a man in a cowboy hat rushed forward a few rows to grab  Mrs Riordan and pull her back in.  "She was out of the plane. He couldn't do it by himself, so another  gentleman came over and helped to get her back in the plane, and they got  her," he said. 

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:44:29 -0400
  • Iraq sentences French woman to life in jail for joining IS

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    Iraq on Tuesday sentenced a French woman to life in prison for belonging to the Islamic State group, raising to more than 180 the number of such convictions of foreign women since the country's defeat of IS. Djamila Boutoutaou, a 29-year-old of Algerian origin, told a Baghdad court that she left France with her husband, a rapper. Boutoutaou, who appeared in court wearing a brown headscarf, said she and her two children had been forced to live in a "cave".

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:23:57 -0400
  • 12 of the Weirdest Special Edition Cars Ever Made

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    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:00:00 -0400
  • The Latest: SpaceX rocket booster lands on floating platform

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    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the launch of the planet-hunter satellite Tess (all times local):

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:11:11 -0400
  • New Stephon Clark Videos Show Officers Waited 5 Minutes Before Trying To Save Him

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    A trove of newly released police video shows officers, concerned that Stephon

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 06:33:29 -0400
  • Public figures react to the death of Barbara Bush

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    Within minutes of the news that former first lady Barbara Bush had died Tuesday at the age of 92, tributes began pouring in from political figures, including those in her own family.

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 21:01:30 -0400
  • Hillary Clinton email server investigation widens

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    Rep. Mark Meadows calls on DOJ to hand over documents showing coordination with FBI in 2016 election; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:57:10 -0400
  • Trump Needs a Plan for Israel’s Confrontation With Iran

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    Tehran and Moscow are becoming the arbiters of the Middle East — and Israel’s relationship with both is growing increasingly tense.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:23:55 -0400
  • Baboons Work Together To Escape From Biomedical Testing Facility

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    Four baboons held at a Texas biomedical research facility briefly escaped on

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:16:37 -0400
  • Ex-U.S. soldier, two others convicted of murder-for-hire plot in Philippines

    A former U.S. Army sergeant and two other U.S. citizens were found guilty by a jury in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday of taking part in a plot to murder a woman in the Philippines for money, prosecutors said. Ex-soldier Joseph Manuel Hunter, Adam Samia and Carl David Stillwell were convicted of charges including murder-for-hire, which carries a mandatory life sentence, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in Manhattan. "Obviously, we're disappointed, but respect the jury's verdict," said Robert Ray, a lawyer for Stillwell, adding he planned to appeal.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:23:20 -0400
  • Southwest Emergency: Passengers Thought They'd Be Next After Engine Explosion Killed Mother of 2

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    Jennifer Riordan of New Mexico was killed after a Southwest Airlines jet engine exploded.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:37:49 -0400
  • This Trend In Dating Is The 'Worst Decision Any Single Can Make'

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    If you're single and looking for love, you've probably had nights that played

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:01:57 -0400
  • The Latest: Colorado Springs Airport to reopen after fire

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    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a fire that damaged the terminal at Colorado Springs Airport (all times local):

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:01:36 -0400
  • Jerry Brown: California Won't Roll Back Auto Emissions Standards

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    WASHINGTON ― California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday expressed confidence

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:54:57 -0400
  • Trump Calls Stormy Daniels Threat Claim 'A Total Con Job'

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    President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Stormy Daniels' claim that a man

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:32:55 -0400
  • The power is out again in Puerto Rico, 7 months after Hurricane Maria

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    Seven months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still dealing with the fallout as it experienced an island-wide blackout on Wednesday. SEE ALSO: The mayor of Puerto Rico's capital can't believe this tiny firm's $300 million contract This latest power outage follows a series of outages in the months since Maria. Just last week, half of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority's (PREPA) customers lost power when a tree fell across a major power line. And in November 2017, San Juan and several other cities lost power at least twice due to a failure.  The entire electrical system in Puerto Rico collapses AGAIN! Back to September 20th. @DavidBegnaud @leylasantiago @maddow @stephencolbertr — Carmen Yulín Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz) April 18, 2018 Per CNN, PREPA is focusing primary efforts on getting power back to hospital and water services as well as banks and the city of San Juan. The outage was reportedly caused when an excavator hit a main transmission line while clearing vegetation. PREPA is hoping to have power restored in the next 24 to 36 hours One spotlight event will go on as scheduled, though. The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins are in San Juan for a two-game series and Wednesday's night game will go forward as planned thanks to generators to power the lights at Hiram Bithorn Stadium.  All emergency systems at Hiram Bithorn Stadium have been tested just now and are fully functional. The game will GO ON. Nothing will stop us pic.twitter.com/u4jpCkjc1Q — Carmen Yulín Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz) April 18, 2018 The island's infrastructure and power grid were already fragile before Maria struck in late September 2017, lashing the island with sustained winds of up to 140 miles per hour, throwing the entire island into the dark and straining resources.  Controversy has followed recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, including President Trump's disastrous response to the storm and the much-debated contract initially given to Whitefish Energy to repair the power infrastructure. And the exact death toll from the storm is still unknown; while the official number stands at 65, this number is likely far too low, with some estimates pegging it at closer to 1,000.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:56:19 -0400
  • Israel marks 70 years as a nation as new and old challenges lurk

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    Israel celebrated 70 years since the country's foundation on Wednesday, lauding its improbable economic success and military prowess, but facing a range of political and security challenges. The anniversary of the proclamation of the state of Israel by founding father David Ben-Gurion began at sundown on Wednesday under the Hebrew calendar, but falls on May 14 according to the Western calendar. At the traditional Jerusalem torch-lighting ceremony kicking off what Israelis call Independence Day, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed what he called "real seeds of peace" he said were beginning to sprout among some of Israel's Arab neighbours.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:15:37 -0400
  • 13 Four-Cylinder Porsches That Make The Most Of Small Engines

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    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:16:34 -0400
  • Starbucks arrest: Philadelphia police release audio of 911 call leading to arrest of two black men

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    The police have released an audio recording of the 911 call that led to the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia branch of Starbucks. The arrests sparked accusations of racial profiling by both the company and the police. In the phone call, which lasted only seconds and brought police officers to the branch, an employee at the coffee chain, believed to be the manager, asks police to come to the cafe.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:13:00 -0400
  • EPA's Pruitt under spending probe; senators urge his ouster

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    By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House budget office said on Wednesday it was probing whether a $43,000 soundproof phone booth installed for Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt violated the law, while dozens of Democratic senators called for him to resign over allegations of ethics lapses. Pruitt has been under fire for potential ethics lapses, including flying first class, excessive spending on security, and the rental of a room in a Washington condominium owned by the wife of an energy lobbyist. The Office of Management and Budget is reviewing whether spending on the booth installed in Pruitt's office broke a law prohibiting federal agencies from incurring expenses in excess of available funds, known as the Anti-Deficiency Act.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:28:54 -0400
  • 'Larry Was a Monster.' Gymnast McKayla Maroney Speaks for the First Time About Sexual Abuse by Team Doctor

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    Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney spoke in person for the first time about abuse she experienced by gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:45:01 -0400
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

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    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 06:25:30 -0400
  • Republicans Say People Would Kick Themselves Off Food Stamps Under Their New Bill

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    WASHINGTON ― The Republican food stamp bill would cut benefit spending by

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:38:08 -0400
  • Conservative Pundit S.E. Cupp Hits Trump White House Right In The Balls

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    > .@secupp just now on @HLNTV: "I for one hope Nikki Haley is looking to run

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:12:19 -0400
  • See Emma Watson's Glorious 'Harry Potter' Reunion With Costars

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    They can still make magic together.

    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 06:34:16 -0400
  • Turkey's Erdogan calls snap election

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    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan announces a snap election for June 24 in order to switch to an executive presidency created by a narrowly-won referendum last year. David Doyle reports.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:38:54 -0400
  • Imagine A Chevy Camaro EV SUV To Take On Ford's Mustang Crossover

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    Chevy did tell dealers it's working on a performance-electric car.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:02:19 -0400
  • Lois Riess on the Run: Authorities Ramp Up Search for Alleged Look-Alike Killer

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    U.S. Marshals have joined in the investigation of the woman wanted in two slayings.

    Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:50:34 -0400
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