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WASHINGTON - Mitch McConnell and John McCain have a core fundamental difference in their approach to politics. The Kentucky Republican counts success almost entirely through political victories, wins and losses best measured by the elections every two years. The Arizona Republican measures success in the worthiness of the fight - a determination that is sometimes influenced by his predilection for playing the "maverick" and the attention that brings.
Sean Spicer has resigned as White House press secretary, ending a turbulent six months as the chief spokesman for President Donald Trump's administration. "It's been an honor and a privilege to serve @POTUS @realdonaldtrump & this amazing country. I will continue my service through August," Spicer said on Twitter. The New York Times first reported his departure. Spicer will be a guest on Fox News' "Hannity" on Friday night, the network announced.
A judge in central Tennessee is hoping to help repeat offenders "make something of themselves" by offering them a highly original and probably unconstitutional deal: reduced jail time in exchange for sterilization operations. Under a standing order issued by General Sessions Judge Sam Benningfield, inmates in White County, Tenn., can receive 30 days credit toward their jail time if they volunteer for vasectomies or contraceptive implants, as NewsChannel 5 reported Thursday, July 20.
I'm never surprised at how much I love cherries. They're a summertime favorite, a member of my beloved stone-fruit family. But I tend to eat them out of hand, or perhaps as part of the morning trifecta of yogurt-fruit-granola. Or, of course, baked into a cobbler or pie.
(c) 2017, Bloomberg · Margaret Cronin Fisk, Jef Feeley · BUSINESS, US-GLOBAL-MARKETS · Jul 07, 2017 - 10:42 AM Syngenta reached a confidential settlement with a Nebraska farm
HAMBURG, Germany - President Donald Trump began his highly anticipated meeting Friday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the man believed to have ordered a campaign to influence the U.S. presidential election. It is Trump's first face-to-face talk with the Russian leader. The world was watching closely as the two met on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit. It comes at a time of growing tensions over the increasingly assertive U.S. military role in Syria and ongoing concerns over Russian backing for rebels in Ukraine and increasing friction between the Kremlin and NATO.
A massive and intense heat dome has spread over the northern Plains and mountain West, sucking moisture out of the soil, and may persist for weeks. The scorching heat and absence of rain have spurred a rapidly intensifying drought that is decimating the region's wheat crop. Temperatures in Montana, Wyoming and the Dakotas surged into the 90s and 100s on Wednesday, July 5, about 15 to 20 degrees above normal. Forecast models predict the same general weather pattern that supported this heat to persist up to two more weeks.
The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday, July 5, that foreign policy experts are worried that President Donald Trump could be caught flat-footed at his upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg on Friday. Even Trump's aides acknowledge the president's unwillingness to read the briefings they have compiled about his cunning Russian counterpart.
WARSAW, Poland - President Donald Trump reaffirmed the United States' commitment to a collective-security provision with European allies and criticized Russia for "destabilizing activities" during a speech here Thursday in a public square in Poland's capital. Addressing a friendly crowd, Trump heaped effusive praise on Poland as he made the case for defending Western civilization against challenges posed by terrorism and ideological extremism.
Experts assumed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had the capability to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile even before the July 4th test. Now, they know for sure: Pyongyang's missiles can reach as far as Alaska. But experts don't think Kim wants to fire the missiles randomly. "This notion that the program is unsophisticated is no longer true, and I don't think the strategy is unsophisticated, either," said Vipin Narang, an MIT professor who has written two books about nuclear strategy.