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His future clouded, Sessions opens mission to El Salvador

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His future clouded, Sessions opens mission to El Salvador

- By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - With his future as the nation's top prosecutor in doubt after a week of blistering public scorn from the president, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is flying to El Salvador on Thursday seeking ways to stamp out the brutal street gang MS-13. As the Trump administration tries to build support for its crackdown on illegal immigration, it has increasingly tried to make the gang with Central American ties the face of the problem
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Meeting Thursday on future of new Tuscaloosa train station

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Meeting Thursday on future of new Tuscaloosa train station

- A come-and-go public meeting on the future of a new train station in Tuscaloosa is planned for Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Gateway in Alberta. According to Tuscaloosa City Councilman Kip Tyner, who represents Alberta area, the meeting will be an opportunity to give input and learn more about plans for the station and the area surrounding it
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Isolated Qatar hires firm founded by Trump aide

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Isolated Qatar hires firm founded by Trump aide

- DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Qatar has hired a Washington influence firm founded by President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and another specialized in digging up dirt on U.S. politicians, signaling it wants to challenge Saudi Arabia's massive lobbying efforts in America's capital amid a diplomatic dispute among Arab nations. The Gulf rift already has seen slogan-plastered taxicabs in London, television attack ads in the U
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Cubs fans celebrating World Series baby boom

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Cubs fans celebrating World Series baby boom

- When the Cubs won the World Series, some Cubs fans celebrated by making more Cubs fans. Cubs fans celebrating World Series baby boom When the Cubs won the World Series, some Cubs fans celebrated by making more Cubs fans. Cubs fans celebrating World Series baby boom When the Cubs won the World Series, some Cubs fans celebrated by making more Cubs fans
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More stores named for highly-anticipated outlet mall

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More stores named for highly-anticipated outlet mall

- stores named for highly-anticipated outlet mall More shops are set to open this fall in Altoona at the new outlet mall. WEBVTT ERIC: WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT SIXMORE SHOPS THAT ARE SET TO OPENTHIS FALL IN ALTOONA. "THE REGISTER" REPORTS THAT LECREUSET, RACK ROOM SHOES, OLDNAVY, NIKE FACTORY STORE, THEGAP AND BROOKS BROS. FACTORYSTORE ARE COMING TO ALTOONA. THOSE STORES ARE ADVERTISING FORMANAGERS FOR STORES AT OUTLETSOF DES MOINES
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Ohio State Fair to open without rides after deadly malfunction

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Ohio State Fair to open without rides after deadly malfunction

- Thursday, July 27, 2017 08:01AM The Ohio State Fair will open Thursday one day after a man was killed and seven other people were injured when a thrill ride broke apart, but the rides won't be running until they all are deemed safe, officials state. Video captured by a bystander at the fair Wednesday evening shows the Fire Ball ride swinging back and forth like a pendulum and spinning in the air when it crashes into something and part of the ride flies off
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There is no excuse for openly harbouring terrorists..., US tells Qatar

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There is no excuse for openly harbouring terrorists..., US tells Qatar

- Dubai: Qatar will lose US cooperation if it does not change its policy and stop its excuses and reckless behaviour resulting from past mistakes by previous Republican and Democrat administrations, a US Congresswoman has warned. “There is no excuse for openly harbouring terrorists and supporting groups that seek to harm our allies,” Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, said
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Gina Barreca: We Must Strive For Each Other, Not Against

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Gina Barreca: We Must Strive For Each Other, Not Against

- Is there enough to go around? Do you feel as if you need to compete for every single thing that you get and protect it against loss at all costs, or do you believe that there's enough for everybody if we do our best, work hard and act as responsible citizens? When I was a graduate student in New York in the 1980s, I lived not far from the Lone Star Cafe
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Is your Roomba actually a ‘creepy little spy’?

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Is your Roomba actually a ‘creepy little spy’?

- It may be "smart" to put robots to work in your home—but is it wise? Consumers who want the blueprint and contents of their homes kept private may be wary at news coming out of iRobot, which makes the Roomba robotic vacuum. Per the , the company is mulling selling data that the Roomba picks up along with dirt during its daily cleanup sessions—everything from the layout of one's home and brands of furniture, to a resident's daily traffic patterns and income (based on those brands), to whether there's a baby in the house—to Amazon, Google, or Apple
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Old Saybrook police arrest 3 in connection with car break-ins

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Old Saybrook police arrest 3 in connection with car break-ins

- Police in Old Saybrook arrested three car burglary suspects following a pursuit and crash on Thursday morning. According to police, the suspects fled in a stolen vehicle from Glastonbury after police attempted to apprehend them for burglarizing cars in the area of Main Street in Old Saybrook. Police said they were able to arrest two of the suspects after the vehicle struck a tree
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Today, the state capitol is Irene's castle

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Today, the state capitol is Irene's castle

- It's official. What was once a joke amongst the Eyewitness News This Morning team became a reality on Thursday. Scot Haney has been calling the state capitol "Irene's Castle" for a few years now. Thursday, in honor of anchor Irene O'Connor's official 50th birthday, a proclamation from state Sen. and Deputy Majority Leader Paul Doyle of Rocky Hill went into effect just for the day
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Do you agree with Trump's decision to bar transgender troops?

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Do you agree with Trump's decision to bar transgender troops?

- Yesterday's tweet by President Donald Trump wasn't just the usual morning rant. He told his followers to "please be advised" that He cited the "tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail." He ended by saying, "Thank you." he message caught military leadership a bit flatfooted and set off another. Defense Secretary James Mattis was on vacation and made no comment
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Chicago fire truck responding to traffic crash struck by bullet

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Chicago fire truck responding to traffic crash struck by bullet

- A man who intervened in a traffic crash in the South Chicago neighborhood fired shots at a crowd of people Thursday morning, hitting the windshield of a Chicago fire truck responding to the accident, authorities said. One of the three firefighters in the truck said he suffered a cut to his nose, apparently from flying glass. The two-car crash happened in the 7900 block of South Yates Avenue just before 2:25 a
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After mother's death, family raises funds to help her nursing aide finish schooling

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After mother's death, family raises funds to help her nursing aide finish schooling

- After mother's death, family raises funds to help her nursing aide finish schooling In 2014, Chris Wright was on his way to church with his wife and children in Georgia when he passed a car idle on the side of the road. It was drizzling outside and a woman, carrying a gas can, was walking in the direction of a gas station
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'Troops shouldn't be forced to endure hours of transgender sensitivity classes'

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'Troops shouldn't be forced to endure hours of transgender sensitivity classes'

- Amid the backlash against Donald Trump's ban on transgender people in the military, supporters believe he acted to save money and focus on the mission of war.
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Worker rescued from top of Palm Coast water tower

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Worker rescued from top of Palm Coast water tower

- Matt Bruce @Matt_BruceDBNJ PALM COAST — A contract worker who had an apparent heat-related medical episode while working on the top of Palm Coast’s iconic water tower Wednesday afternoon had to be rescued by a team of firefighters from Flagler County and the City of Palm Coast. The county's technical rescue team led the effort in what is called a “high angle rescue,” climbing to the top of the landmark 160-foot tower to treat the patient before lowering him to the ground
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Protesters gather against Trump ban on transgender troops

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Protesters gather against Trump ban on transgender troops

- Wire and staff report NEW YORK — Demonstrators have flocked to a military recruiting station in New York City to protest President Donald Trump's abrupt ban on transgender troops in the military. Demonstrator Yael Leberman says transgender people "are completely adequate to serve" and combat is "not about physical, it's about mental." She says it's unsurprising from the Republican president to say what he said or to see the pushback from a place as diverse as New York City
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  • 'Inconvenient Sequel' directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk bring hope to the climate crisis
    'Inconvenient Sequel' directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk bring hope to the climate crisis

    , latimes.com

    Al Gore kicked off his shoes and jumped onto his couch so he could reach the blinds. With the living room appropriately dark, he launched his ever-evolving slide show about climate change, which he began presenting more than a decade ago. Almost nine hours would pass before he concluded. Before entering Gore’s 10,000-square-foot house — which is powered entirely by renewable energy — the filmmakers felt they knew a lot about how greenhouse gases are harming the environment
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Politics & Government

  • Isolated Qatar hires firm founded by Trump aide
    Isolated Qatar hires firm founded by Trump aide

    , mystatesman.com

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Qatar has hired a Washington influence firm founded by President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and another specialized in digging up dirt on U.S. politicians, signaling it wants to challenge Saudi Arabia's massive lobbying efforts in America's capital amid a diplomatic dispute among Arab nations. The Gulf rift already has seen slogan-plastered taxicabs in London, television attack ads in the U
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Sports

  • Morris's 88th-minute goal gives US Gold Cup title
    Morris's 88th-minute goal gives US Gold Cup title

    , bostonherald.com

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — As the victorious American players bounced so hard the podium shook, medals round their necks, a beaming Bruce Arena in the back raised his arms to the air right along with them as gold confetti began to fall. The U.S. resurgence is off to an impressive start since Arena returned late last year. Another CONCACAF Gold Cup crown, and now on to more important business: qualifying for next year's World Cup
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Business

  • Oil majors, service companies to post earnings, signal industry health
    Oil majors, service companies to post earnings, signal industry health

    , chron.com

    Some of the largest and most important oil, service and power companies in Houston and in the industry report second-quarter earnings this week, including a batch of new data on the sector’s slow recovery. Global oil producer Conoco Phillips and Houston drilling rig builders National Oilwell Varco and Patterson UTI Energy report Thursday. Chemical companies Huntsman International and LyondellBasel Industries file on Friday, as does Calpine Corp
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Technology

  • Samsung soars, sidestepping jailing of chief, Note 7 fiasco
    Samsung soars, sidestepping jailing of chief, Note 7 fiasco

    , richmond.com

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Seemingly invincible Samsung Electronics appears set to log record annual profit this year as exploding use of data in mobile devices and the "memory supercycle" help it surmount the jailing of its de facto leader and sidestep losses from its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7s. South Korea's largest company reported Thursday record high quarterly profit and sales that likely will help it nudge aside Intel as the leading maker of semiconductors
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Health

  • US salmonella outbreak linked to papayas from Mexico; 1 dead
    US salmonella outbreak linked to papayas from Mexico; 1 dead

    , lmtonline.com

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. health officials say consumers should avoid a variety of papaya from Mexico linked to a salmonella outbreak that has been blamed for the death of a person in New York City and for sickening 46 others in 12 states. The Food and Drug Administration said in a news release Tuesday that it and the U
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Family & Parenting

  • Twila Van Leer: Ancestor's clarinet is a touch of family history
    Twila Van Leer: Ancestor's clarinet is a touch of family history

    , deseretnews.com

    My brother Joe Peck said it best: "Wow! Way cool!" That's the modern vernacular for "seeing our great-grandfather Martin Horton Peck's clarinet in the Church History Museum recently was a wonderful experience that created a bond and helped us to see him as a real individual who did memorable things." Joe, another brother David, their respective wives, Julia and Calene, and I had to make arrangements in advance to be able to see the clarinet, which is one of some 100,000 (and growing) items in the museum's collection
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  • Twila Van Leer: Ancestor's clarinet is a touch of family history
    Twila Van Leer: Ancestor's clarinet is a touch of family history

    , deseretnews.com

    My brother Joe Peck said it best: "Wow! Way cool!" That's the modern vernacular for "seeing our great-grandfather Martin Horton Peck's clarinet in the Church History Museum recently was a wonderful experience that created a bond and helped us to see him as a real individual who did memorable things." Joe, another brother David, their respective wives, Julia and Calene, and I had to make arrangements in advance to be able to see the clarinet, which is one of some 100,000 (and growing) items in the museum's collection
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Justin Bieber hits paparazzo with car, police say
    Justin Bieber hits paparazzo with car, police say

    , cnn.com

    Los Angeles (CNN)Singer Justin Bieber struck a paparazzo with his truck while trying to drive away from an event in Beverly Hills Wednesday night, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department. Video from the scene appeared to show Bieber offering assistance to the man who was hit. Dowling said a 57-year-old man was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries
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Education

  • Education software a boon to teach reading or a bust when teachers lack training?
    Education software a boon to teach reading or a bust when teachers lack training?

    , deseretnews.com

    SALT LAKE CITY — Remember when Elroy Jetson got dropped off each weekday at Little Dipper School, literally lowered from his parents' flying car? His class was led by Ms. Brainmocker, a robot. Instead of receiving report cards, the futuristic cartoon suggests student performance was recorded on "report tapes." An early nod to digital and personalized learning, perhaps? Utah schools are far from that model, but there is robust debate about the use of software in classrooms intended to boost reading mastery; a discussion that dominated much of a meeting of the Utah Legislature's Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee Wednesday at the state Capitol
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Farming

  • West-central Minnesota farmer a pioneer in raising Kernza
    West-central Minnesota farmer a pioneer in raising Kernza

    , grandforksherald.com

    At the request of a researcher he's known at the University of Minnesota, Fernholz planted 2 acres in 2011 with an intermediate wheatgrass grain trademarked as Kernza. It's one of a number of perennials being developed by the Land Institute in Salina, Kan., in partnership with researchers at the University of Minnesota and other land-grant universities as a potential crop for the "second green revolution
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Travel & Recreation

  • Orca whale repeatedly rams fishing boat, Alaska man says
    Orca whale repeatedly rams fishing boat, Alaska man says

    , newsminer.com

    SITKA, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man said his boat was attacked over the weekend by an orca during a salmon fishing excursion with his 14-year-old son and two other people. Victor Littlefield of Sitka said the killer whale repeatedly rammed the boat, yanked its anchor line and slapped the boat's bow with its tail. The 33-foot (10-meter) aluminum boat lurched to one side during the attack, Littlefield said in an interview
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Life & Style

  • Jim Gaffigan Posts Loving Instagram Post Celebrating Wedding Anniversary
    Jim Gaffigan Posts Loving Instagram Post Celebrating Wedding Anniversary

    , people.com

    Jim Gaffigan wrote a touching tribute to his wife, Jeannie, Wednesday for their wedding anniversary — three months after she successfully underwent brain surgery for a tumor. The actor, 51, posted a photo from his wedding day on Instagram, capturing him dipping his wife as they shared a dance. “14 yrs ago today I married the love of my life, @jeanniegaffigan,” he wrote in the caption
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Law & Crime

  • Old Saybrook police arrest 3 in connection with car break-ins
    Old Saybrook police arrest 3 in connection with car break-ins

    , wfsb.com

    Police in Old Saybrook arrested three car burglary suspects following a pursuit and crash on Thursday morning. According to police, the suspects fled in a stolen vehicle from Glastonbury after police attempted to apprehend them for burglarizing cars in the area of Main Street in Old Saybrook. Police said they were able to arrest two of the suspects after the vehicle struck a tree
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Motoring

  • Ford Mustang, slumping in US, is still a global hit
    Ford Mustang, slumping in US, is still a global hit

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    DETROIT (AP) — On any given day this summer, you might find 97-year-old Lennart Ribring driving his 2016 Ford Mustang GT on a winding road near his home in Sweden. Or you might see Chris Fitzpatrick polishing his 1967 Mustang convertible in Auckland, New Zealand. Guo Xin might be working on a Mustang in his car repair shop in Beijing, while in England, a happy bride and groom drive off in a Mustang GT California Special
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Books & Literature

  • Idaho Falls man accused of writing $40,000 in bad checks pleads guilty
    Idaho Falls man accused of writing $40,000 in bad checks pleads guilty

    , eastidahonews.com

    James Lee Grogan EDITOR’S NOTE: The gender of James Lee Grogan was not an issue that was addressed in this court case, according to the Bonneville County Prosecutor’s Office. Throughout the proceedings, officials referred to Grogan as a male, with no objection from the defense. IDAHO FALLS — An Idaho Falls man accused of writing thousands of dollars in bad checks pleaded guilty in Bonneville County Monday
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Media & Information

  • Discovery is in the lead to acquire Scripps Networks
    Discovery is in the lead to acquire Scripps Networks

    , cnbc.com

    U.S. media company Discovery Communications in the lead to acquire U.S. cable TV network owner Scripps Network Interactive, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Discovery has entered into exclusive talks with Scripps after prevailing over a rival offer from Viacom, another U.S. media company, one of the sources said. While a deal could come as early as next week, negotiations are ongoing and no agreement is certain, the sources added
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