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  • China Thinks US Navy Becoming a Menace in Asian WatersChina Thinks US Navy Becoming a Menace in Asian Waters
    The US Navy, which likes to claim its presence can help safeguard “freedom of navigation” in the South China Sea, is proving to be an increasing hindrance to ships sailing in Asian waters. Early on Monday, the guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with an oil and chemical tanker in waters east of […]
  • Charlottesville: Bobby Lee’s Descendants Denounce White NationalistsCharlottesville: Bobby Lee’s Descendants Denounce White Nationalists
    Three days after Charlottesville, Virginia, erupted into violence and racial unrest, the family of Robert E. Lee is denouncing the white nationalist groups who rallied and marched to preserve a statue of the long-dead Civil War general. “There’s no place for that,” Robert E. Lee V tells Newsweek, referring to the white supremacist protesters who […]
  • CalExit? California Group Pushes Secession from United StatesCalExit? California Group Pushes Secession from United States
    RepublishReprint Anyone who is from California understands there is a certain arrogance that comes from being born or living in the state. That arrogance has reached new levels as the state’s attorney general gave approval to a group that wants California to secede from the Union to begin gathering the 585,000 signatures required to place […]
  • ‘McConnell-Care’ Stays in Committee Through Next Week‘McConnell-Care’ Stays in Committee Through Next Week
    Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky will delay the vote on his legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act until after the week-long July 4th vacation, saying that, “We will not be on the bill this week, but we will still be working to get at least 50 people in a comfortable place.” That may take some […]
  • Trump’s Huge Fake Twitter FollowingTrump’s Huge Fake Twitter Following
    Anyone can amass an exorbitant number of Twitter followers. You don’t even have to be famous. All you have to do is pay for them. The comedian Joe Mande currently has a healthy 1.01 million followers, but his bio contains a caveat: “twitter is trash, facebook’s the devil, i bought a million followers for like […]
  • Five Warning Signs Your Child Could Be SuicidalFive Warning Signs Your Child Could Be Suicidal
    The latest statistics issued from the Center for Disease Control indicate suicide is the second leading cause of death ages 10-24. The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide Professional Counselor, Phyllis Alongi, says early suicide prevention education, known as upstream prevention “is necessary.” “Schools need to be receptive to implementing programs and encourage parents […]
  • Texas Voter ID Rules Suppressed Democratic Vote in 2016 ElectionTexas Voter ID Rules Suppressed Democratic Vote in 2016 Election
    This story was co-published with The Texas Tribune. The confusion started in the first hour of the first day of early voting in San Antonio last October. Signs in polling places about the state’s controversial voter ID law contained outdated rules. Poll workers gave voters incorrect information. Lines were long — full of people who […]
  • How Drug Use Affects Brain, Makes Relapse LikelyHow Drug Use Affects Brain, Makes Relapse Likely
    A dance with the devil. That’s how 33-year-old Elizabeth Mooney describes her struggle with drug addiction, recalling the “little voice” that repeatedly overpowered her mind after she had been in recovery, once for as long as three years. She knows the consequences of using again, yet she’s relapsed five times. The desire became “stronger and […]
  • Trump Orders Tomahawk Missile Attack on SyriaTrump Orders Tomahawk Missile Attack on Syria
    PALM BEACH, Fla. — The U.S. military launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield on Thursday, President Donald Trump’s first major military action since taking office. The strike, which hit a Syrian airfield in Homs province at 4:40 a.m. local time Friday (8:40 p.m. EDT Thursday), was launched from the destroyers USS Porter […]
  • Trump Removes Bannon from National Security CouncilTrump Removes Bannon from National Security Council
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has removed his controversial chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, from the powerful National Security Council in a staff reshuffle that consolidated the power of the White House national security adviser, H.R. McMaster. During the first weeks of his presidency, Trump was sharply criticized for authorizing his political adviser to attend […]

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