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Friday, June 14, 2019

William Ingraham Koch lives five blocks away from President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, where he is a member. The only one of the four billionaire Koch brothers to support Trump, Bill Koch even hosted a Trump campaign fundraiser at his Cape Cod vacation home in August 2016. read more


The annual Ohio Bigfoot Conference -- or OBC for short -- was first held in 1989. It combines the intellectual exchange of an academic forum with the oddball bonhomie of a "Star Trek" convention. Salt Fork State Park -- a 17,000-acre expanse of lush forests, lakes and hills in southeastern Ohio -- plays host. read more


A Catholic priest took to Twitter to ask women to dress modestly for church services to "protect the purity of the men" -- and people online are not having it. read more


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Rep. Steve King, the Iowa Republican who was stripped of his congressional committee assignments earlier this year, was not allowed to fly aboard Air Force One on Tuesday as President Donald Trump traveled to Iowa, two GOP officials say. read more


South-east Asia is battling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, known as "pig Ebola", which has already led to the culling of millions of pigs in China and Vietnam. read more


Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Tex.), a lead architect of the GOP tax bill, suggested Tuesday the tax cuts may not fully pay for themselves, contradicting a promise Republicans made repeatedly while pushing the law in late 2017. read more


US President Donald Trump has inadvertently revealed some details of his immigration deal with Mexico. read more


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

President Donald Trump extended an olive branch to North Korea on Tuesday, complimenting Kim Jong Un for sending him a "warm" letter and saying he wouldn't have allowed the CIA to recruit the dictator's slain brother as an intelligence asset. read more


Election Systems & Software, which describes itself as the nation's leading elections-equipment provider, has vowed to stop selling paperless electronic voting systems -- at least as the "primary voting device in a jurisdiction." read more


Three Republican former heads of the Environmental Protection Agency accuse the agency's current leadership of supporting the "undermining of science" and a potentially "catastrophic" approach to climate change. read more


Global carbon emissions jumped the most in seven years in 2018 as energy demand surged, according to BP's annual review of world energy, indicating the world is falling behind in its efforts to rein in climate change. read more


President Donald Trump said Tuesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has "kept his word" when it comes to nuclear and missile testing, contradicting his own national security adviser, John Bolton, who just hours earlier had accused Pyongyang of failing to follow through on its commitments. read more


In the video posted to YouTube over the weekend, dozens of women in Kiselyovsk, a city of 90,000 in Siberia, appealed for asylum - begging Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres - begging to be admitted to Canada as environmental refugees. read more


Stewart: "What an incredible metaphor this room is for the entire process that getting health care and benefits for 9/11 first responders has come to ... behind me, a filled room of 9/11 first responders and in front of me, a nearly empty Congress. "Sick and dying, they brought themselves down here to speak to no one. Shameful. It's an embarrassment to the country, and it is a stain on this institution. And you should be ashamed of yourselves for those that aren't here, but you won't be. Because accountability doesn't appear to be something that occurs in this chamber." read more


In the first study of its kind, the University of Utah School of Dentistry provided dental care to 286 people undergoing substance abuse treatment at First Step and Odyssey House from 2015-2018. It was called the FLOSS study, and it helped student dentists learn to treat those with substance abuse disorder by replacing missing teeth, performing root canals, providing dentures and a variety of other procedures. read more


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