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Fired FBI chief Comey joins Howard University for public policy lecture series – Los Angeles Times

August 23, 2017 12:16:00 pm | 0 Comments
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Malia Obama moves in to Harvard, with a little help from mom and dad – Sacramento Bee

August 23, 2017 11:23:00 am | 0 Comments

Malia Obama was just like any other freshman moving into Harvard University this week, except maybe for those Secret Service agents shadowing her mom and dad. Michelle and Barack Obama quietly moved their firstborn into a freshman dorm at the Ivy League school. The (arguably) most famous member of Harvard’s Class of 2021 has arrived.…

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Trump pivots from racially charged vitriol to a call for national unity – Los Angeles Times

August 23, 2017 11:12:56 am | 0 Comments

A day after stoking the nation’s racial tensions at a political rally in Phoenix, President Trump set aside his anger and called for healing “the wounds that divide us.” “We are not defined by the color of our skin, the figure on our paycheck or the party of our politics,” Trump told an American Legion…

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Ryan: 'I don't think anyone's interested in having a shutdown' – Politico

August 23, 2017 11:11:02 am | 0 Comments

House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks in Hillsboro, Oregon on Wednesday. | Don Ryan/AP House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday he did not think Republican lawmakers are interested in shutting down the government over funding for President Donald Trump’s long-promised border wall. Trump told the crowd at a rally Tuesday night in Phoenix, “believe me, if…

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Trump's science envoy quits in scathing letter with an embedded message: IMPEACH – Washington Post

August 23, 2017 10:57:10 am | 0 Comments

President Trump on Aug. 15 said that “there’s blame on both sides” for the violence that erupted in Charlottesville on Aug. 12. (Bastien Inzaurralde/The Washington Post) Daniel Kammen, a renewable energy expert appointed last year as a science envoy to the State Department, resigned Wednesday, citing President Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville as…

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After angry rally, Trump calls for healing in Nevada – CNN

August 23, 2017 10:38:57 am | 0 Comments

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How winning the lottery affects happiness, according to psychology research – Business Insider

August 23, 2017 10:14:29 am | 0 Comments

A woman buys a Powerball lottery ticket at a store in Penn Station. Kena Betancur/Getty Images At 10:59 pm ET on August 23, a lucky winner could take home the $700 million Powerball jackpot. Most people assume winning would make them happier, but some research indicates lotto winners struggle to enjoy everyday pleasures. Some researchers think…

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Charlottesville covers Robert E. Lee monument with large black fabric – CNN

August 23, 2017 9:35:40 am | 0 Comments

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Trump to call for 'unity' at veterans' convention, hours after raucous Ariz. rally – Washington Post

August 23, 2017 9:22:08 am | 0 Comments

By Abby Phillip, RENO, Nev. — President Trump will call for unity in a speech at the American Legion’s 99th National Convention here, just hours after a raucous campaign-style rally in which he lambasted the media and his political rivals, and reignited the controversy over his response to a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville this…

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Hurricane watch issued for Texas as Harvey re-forms; tremendous rainfall possible – Washington Post

August 23, 2017 9:21:25 am | 0 Comments

The weather system previously known as Tropical Storm Harvey has begun to re-organize over the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to slam into Texas’s coast Friday, unloading dangerous amounts of rain. The National Hurricane Center said in its 11 a.m. update Wednesday that Harvey re-attained tropical depression status and is expecting it to strengthen into…

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