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Nestled in the southwest corner of Kentucky, about an hour west of Bowling Green, is the city of Hopkinsville. Ordinarily known for its historical landmarks and hot, humid summers, Hopkinsville is home to about 32,000 people on a normal day. But "normal" is about to go out the window.
So. We have a vulgar, unstable yoyo with a toxic ego and an attention deficit problem in the White House and now we can see that government by Twitter is like trying to steer a ship by firing a pistol at the waves, not really useful, but what does it all add up to? Not that much, if you ask me, which you didn't, but I'll say it anyway.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump replaced his beleaguered White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, after only six months on the job on Friday, installing retired General John Kelly in his place in a major shakeup of his top team. Trump announced the move in a tweet a day after his new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, accused Priebus of leaking information to reporters in a profanity-laced tirade.
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.