FACT CHECK: White House Apologizes For False Claim About African-American Jobs

The White House backtracked this week on claims that President Trump has overseen more job gains among African-Americans than his predecessor, Barack Obama.(Image credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
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Vermont Democrats Make History By Nominating Transgender Woman For Governor

Christine Hallquist is the first openly transgender candidate in the U.S. to win a major party's nomination for governor. She will face GOP Gov. Phil Scott in the general election. (Image credit: Charles Krupa/AP)
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Street artist droplifts 'back-to-school' bulletproof vests

Plastic Jesus, the Los Angeles-based street artist behind the "Future Internment Camp" signs and other cool stunts, is back with a new piece. For his latest work, he's droplifted specially-tagged bulletproof vests in the kids' back-to-school section of three Target stores and one Macy’s in Los Angeles. He writes: “Back to school” get everything you need for the new year. Including ‘Bullet Proof Kids™️- Level 3A bullet proof vests. By Plastic Jesus industries . This one at Target . Los Angeles...
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Turkey Counterpunches By Raising Tariffs On U.S. Goods

Ankara has increased tariffs on U.S. products ranging from liquor to automobiles to beauty products, in some cases more than tripling them.(Image credit: Burhan Ozbilici/AP)
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How To Get Women To Trust The Police? 'Gender' Desks

In Tanzania and Zanzibar, the rate of sexual assault is high. And even the police admit they don't do a good job responding to complainants. So they came up with a plan.(Image credit: Rebecca Grant for NPR)
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Where's The Beef? Wyoming Ranchers Bet On Blockchain To Track It

The idea is to tag cattle, update their blockchain data with information about their free-range, grass-fed quality of life and sell their beef at a premium.
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Trump pulls Brennan’s clearance, links move to Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official. Later, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump drew a direct connection between the Russia investigation and his decision, citing Brennan as among those […]
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Paul Manafort trial, U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Madonna turns 60: 5 things to know Thursday

Paul Manafort's trial heads to jury, Madonna turns 60 and more things to start your day.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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10 pieces to pack if you're planning a trip within your trip under $50

From cross-country road trips to intercontinental excursions, it’s not out of
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6 recent Seattle restaurant and bar closures — and two closing soon

A big seafood spot and a smaller, meatier place prepare for the end, while six others have bowed out in the last six weeks. But compared to new openings ...
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Journalist Austin Tice's Parents Are Still Fighting For Their Son's Return

Journalist Austin Tice has been missing in Syria for six years after being abducted by militants. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with his parents, Debra and Marc Tice, about their fight to bring him home.
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Tesla shares drop amid reports of Securities and Exchange Commission subpoena

Investors sent shares of Tesla lower amid reports that the Securities and Exchange Commission had issued a subpoena to the electric car company. The subpoena reports came amid widespread public questioning about Tesla CEO Elon Musk's comments about possibly taking the company private            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Nevada Democrats hope Latinos can propel them to victory

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As temperatures topped 110 degrees last week outside a Latin American grocery store in Las Vegas, 19-year-old Diara Hernandez bounded up to customers, greeting them with a smile and a clipboard to ask in Spanish if they’re registered to vote — or can vote. Hernandez, a College of Southern Nevada political […]
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Libertarian icon Gary Johnson to speak on US Senate bid

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is expected to give details about why he’s jumping in a race to unseat New Mexico’s junior U.S. senator. Johnson, who served two terms as governor, is scheduled Thursday to speak to reporters in Albuquerque on his decision to join the race and how he […]
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Logging in Upper Skagit River watershed put on hold as Seattle has ‘grave concern’

Conservationists fear recent logging at the Canadian headwaters of the Skagit River, the premier salmon producer of Puget Sound, will open the door to mining down the road.
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Kurt Vile Parks For Free In 'Loading Zones'

In the video for his first solo song in three years, Kurt Vile avoids payment while running errands by hopping from loading zone to zone.(Image credit: Jo McCaughey/Courtesy of the artist)
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Lynda Barry's 'Writing the Unthinkable' lesson

TIL: the fabulous Lynda Barry teaches at the University of Wisconsin! In this lesson, called "Writing the Unthinkable," she shares a neat method to get started on a new piece. It begins by drawing a tight spiral as a meditation. "Once I start to draw this spiral, I'm starting to get in the mood to write some kind of story." (Wertzeen)
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Laser cutters and 3D printers revive century-old a magic lantern show of Erewhon at the Edinburgh Fringe James Coutts writes, "Indiana University Victorian Studies PhD candidate Mary Borgo Ton assembled an international group of artists/makers, a media archaeologist, laser cutters and 3D printers to create magic lantern slides that have not been made in 100 years for a show running in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe called Erewhon: "An antique magic lantern projector, an iPhone and a live musical score shine a new light on Samuel Butler’...
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DC Archbishop: Need 'To Be There' for Survivors

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Parents of LSU fraternity pledge sue after son’s death

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The parents of a Louisiana State University freshman who died of alcohol intoxication after an alleged fraternity hazing ritual have filed a $25 million federal lawsuit against the university board, the fraternity and several fraternity members. Stephen and Rae Ann Gruver’s lawsuit on behalf of, Maxwell Gruver, of Roswell, Georgia, was […]
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Penn Jillette says he knows Trump tapes exist, because 'I was in the room'

Penn Jillette, the taller and louder half of magic duo Penn & Teller, says he was in room when Donald Trump said inappropriate things on "'Celebrity Apprentice" but won't be specific.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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UN refugee agency demands end to Mediterranean impasses

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency is urging European countries to end a string of impasses over ships carrying rescued migrants and put together a Mediterranean regional arrangement that makes clear where such vessels can dock. The Geneva-based agency welcomed Malta’s decision Tuesday to allow the private Aquarius ship to dock, with the 141 […]
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Despite Previous Rosy Outlook, ISIS Remains A Problem

A U.N. report says that there are still some 30,000 ISIS members in Iraq in Syria. This despite assurances by U.S. and other officials that ISIS has been defeated in Iraq and nearly defeated in Syria.
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Nationals' Jeremy Hellickson exits game after collision

Washington Nationals right-hander Jeremy Hellickson was removed from the game in St. Louis in the fifth inning after colliding with Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader at the plate            [Author: AP]
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Djokovic wins in Cincinnati, Halep's match suspended

Novak Djokovic completed his comeback from elbow surgery by winning Wimbledon for the fourth time. He's inching closer to one of the few titles to elude him. Djokovic overcame an upset stomach to get a three-set victory at the Western & Southern Open            [Author: AP]
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'Black Panther' prom mom indicted for social security fraud

Saudia Schuler, the North Philadelphia mom who sent her son to the prom in a "blockbuster" fashion, was indicted Tuesday for Social Security Fraud.
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Report: Massive fire tornado killed California firefighter

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials say a firefighter who died while helping people evacuate a Northern California blaze was killed by a fire tornado that at one point reached a temperature of 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit (1,480 centigrade). The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says in a report that Redding firefighter Jeremy Stoke died […]
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Trump: "Maybe hate is what we need if we're going to get something done"

Here's a montage of Trump's hateful, racist remarks through out the years. "Maybe hate is what we need if we're going to get something done." "I have absolutely no compassion." "A well-educated black has a tremendous advantage over a well-educated white." "If I were starting off today, I'd love to be a well educated black because I believe they really do have an actual advantage." And that's just in the first part of the video. Nothing new here, but still shocking that he sits in the White ...
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After 2 days of silence, Vatican condemns priest sex abuse as 'morally reprehensible'

The Vatican on Thursday condemned newly revealed sex abuses in the Catholic Church that raged for decades in six Pennsylvania dioceses as 'criminal and morally reprehensible.'            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Sponsored: Buyers drawn to active lifestyle at resort community

Within the Port Ludlow community are an 18-hole championship golf course, a 300-slip marina, more than 30 miles of maintained hiking and biking trails, and a waterfront restaurant and inn.
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