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The ‘Never Trumpers’ are getting very, very desperate

The ‘Never Trumpers’ are getting very, very desperate

It speaks to the total takeover of the Republican Party by Donald Trump that the lingering “Never Trump” movement within the GOP is reduced to trying to pretend they are excited about the idea of Joe Walsh, Mark Sanford or Bill Weld as their banner carrier in next year’s presidential primary. Walsh, the newest entrant…MORE

Pentagon identifies 2 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Pentagon identifies 2 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

The Pentagon on Thursday identified the two US service members killed in Afghanistan earlier this week. Master Sgt. Louis DeLeon-Figueroa, 31, and Master Sgt. Jose Gonzalez, 35, died Wednesday as a result of “wounds sustained from small arms fire while engaged in combat operations,” in Faryab province, Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said in a…MORE

A New Mexico farmer is dumping 12,000 gallons of milk a day. Here’s why

A New Mexico farmer is dumping 12,000 gallons of milk a day. Here’s why

In towns and cities across the United States, Americans’ tap water is contaminated with so-called forever chemicals — and some are forced to live off bottled water. PFAS — short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals — are the man-made heat- and water-resistant chemicals used for decades to make everyday items like nonstick pans, food containers…MORE

Trump honors ‘Mr. Basketball’ with Medal of Freedom

Trump honors ‘Mr. Basketball’ with Medal of Freedom

President Donald Trump awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former Boston Celtics point guard and basketball coach Bob Cousy Thursday afternoon at the White House. “You’re one of the all-time greats in the history of sports, not just basketball, and an inspiration to us all and today America honors and celebrates everything that you…MORE

Wall Street Journal: MLB to block players from playing in Venezuelan league due to embargo

Wall Street Journal: MLB to block players from playing in Venezuelan league due to embargo

Major League Baseball will not allow its players to play in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League this coming winter while determining how to follow the Trump administration’s new economic sanctions on Venezuela, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing several people familiar with the matter. The ban affects major- and minor-league players, the people told…MORE

Attorneys general and telecoms announce plan to tackle illegal robocalls

Attorneys general and telecoms announce plan to tackle illegal robocalls

Twelve of the nation’s largest telecommunications companies and attorneys general from all 50 states plus DC announced a voluntary agreement Thursday to prevent and punish illegal robocallers. It’s the latest move by regulators and law enforcement to push back against the growing tide of unwanted and even illegal calls from telemarketers and scammers. “A great…MORE

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