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Al Franken Warns On Impeachment: ‘Zealot’ Pence Would Be ‘Worse than Trump’

Vice President Mike Pence would move into the Oval Office, and Franken said that would lead to new set of problems. Franken said Pence, who ran the Trump transition, was responsible for some of Trumps worst Cabinet choices, including Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. If youre talking about how…

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News Daily: Van hits crowd near mosque – BBC News

Hello. Here’s your morning briefing: Brexit talks get under way Almost a year after the UK voted to leave the European Union, Brexit talks are finally starting. Brexit Secretary David Davis has promised a “deal like no other in history”, with subjects of early negotiations including the status of expats, the UK’s “divorce bill” and the Northern Ireland border. Things get started at about 11:00 BST. Grenfell Tower tragedy ‘preventable’…

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Matador Fatally Gored After He Trips On Cape In French Bullring

The death of Basque matador Ivan Fandino, whose chest was pierced by a horn of a bull called Burp, was the second fatal goring of a Spanish matador in a year. Fandino, 36, died Saturday after the violent confrontation at the Aire-sur-lAdour bullfighting festival near Pau in southern France, the BBC reported. As the matador turned from the bull, his feet became entangled in his cape, which he dropped and…

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Jews, Christians and Muslims make holy ground in America’s heartland

Omaha, Nebraska (CNN)When most people think of Omaha, they imagine sizzling steaks, billionaire Warren Buffet or even former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning calling out before the snap. (Remember “Omaha-Omaha”?). A rabbi, a reverend and an imam (no, it’s not a setup joke) are partners in a decadelong quest to bring together the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — to share and worship on the same property.

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Guns kill nearly 1,300 US children each year, study says

(CNN)Rambunctious third-graders filled a classroom in Seattle on a crisp autumn day. One of the students dropped his backpack, and horror ensued. Weiser treated that third-grader’s gunshot wound while completing a fellowship at Harborview Medical Center in Washington in 2011. “That would have an impact in the home — where, again, properly secure it — but even if the child or young adult does find the gun, they can’t use…

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Six Toxic Beliefs That Will Ruin Your Career

Negative self-talk is unrealistic, unnecessary, and self-defeating. It sends you into a downward emotional spiral that is difficult to pull out of. As Henry Ford said, He who believes he can and he who believes he cannot are both correct. These successful people earn an average of $28,000 more annually than their low EQ peers, get promoted more often, and receive higher marks on performance evaluations. The link between EQ…

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Hospital designs that are changing the way you’re cared for

(CNN)While the healthcare system in America is in a state of crisis, the hospitals, care centers and research facilities that make up the industry — in the States and abroad — have never looked better. “We’re seeing a lot of intersections with corporate America, retail, hospitality and civic [architecture],” she says. “It’s about: How do you attract and retain your community and your patients? How do you attract and retain…

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Beyonc Gives Birth To Destiny’s Children

Beyoncand husband Jay Zhave welcomed twins in Los Angeles, according to multiple outlets. The sex of the twins is currently unknown, as well as exactly when the singer gave birth. The couple are, of course, already parents to Blue Ivy, 5, who, if you havent heard, is about the most adorable girl on planet earth. We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times…

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Buying Whole Foods could be Amazon’s Waterloo

(CNN)When Jeff Bezos made his now-mythical car journey across the country to Seattle, he dreamed up the idea of an online store that could sell everything. The founder and chief executive of Amazon started with books, then moved into other products. The one sector of the retail market Amazon does not have a significant toe-hold in is the gigantic $800 billion a year grocery market. That is until now. With…

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Philip Hammond attacks Tory general election campaign – BBC News

But a deal designed to “punish” the UK would be even worse, he said on BBC One’s Andrew Marr show. Campaign criticism Despite being one of the most senior members of Theresa May’s government, Mr Hammond did not play a leading role in the campaign before the general election, and it was reported he faced being replaced. “It’s true that my role [in the campaign] was not the one I…

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

NEW YORK On a cloudy May morning, Rose Marcario, the chief executive of outdoor retailer Patagonia, stared out a second-story window of a Manhattan restaurant, watching construction workers jackhammer the street below. The workers made her think of her grandfather, an Italian immigrant who, after making it through Ellis Island in the 1920s, got his first job digging the streets of this city. He earned 10 cents a day and…

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Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

Aid workers from nine floundering vessels in distress off the Libyan coast on Thursday, in another intense day for the Italian Coast Guard and humanitarian organizations operating search-and-rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea. The crews of Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish aid organization involved in Thursdays operations, two rubber dinghies and a wooden boat each crammed with more than 130 men, women and children. A 2-month-old baby with asthma was…

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Portugal fire leaves 57 people dead, dozens injured

(CNN)A raging wildfire killed 57 people and injured dozens more in Portugal, with some victims burned to death in their cars as they tried to flee, officials said. Some victims got stuck in their cars and on the side of the road in what officials described as the “greatest wildfire tragedy of recent years.” The blaze spread Saturday onto Pedrogao Grande town, forcing residents to try and leave the town…

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‘God Help America’: Philando Castile’s Girlfriend Speaks Out After Cop’s Acquittal

St. Anthony Police officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guiltyon a charge of second-degree manslaughter, as well as on two counts of reckless discharge of a firearm. The Minnesota cop went to trial after he shot Castile during a traffic stop last July. She said Friday that she was incredibly disappointed with the jurys verdict. The system in this country continues to fail black people and will continue to fail…

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Cuban Government Says Trump Will Not Weaken The Revolution

In a statement read out on the evening news, the Communist government said Trump was resorting to coercive methods of the past that hurt the Cuban people and prevented economic development but would not weaken the revolution. The Cuban government denounces the new measures hardening the blockade that are destined to fail … and that will not achieve their aim of weakening the revolution, Havana said. He said he based…

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A warning to Washington from Kansas

(CNN)Last week, Republican state legislators in Kansas finally acknowledged what we have known since 2012: Gov. Sam Brownback’s “Kansas Experiment” burdened our businesses, wrecked our state’s finances, and mortgaged our children’s future, all in the name of giving tax breaks to the wealthy. Kansas’ job growth actually declined since Brownback’s tax giveaway to the most well-off Kansans. We’ve fallen 47,000 jobs short of the promise made by the governor’s revenue…

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Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade

Most recently, leading Asian and European carmakers, most of whom have large U.S. workforces, released a video advertisement touting their contributions to the U.S. economy that makes the case for keeping international trade barriers low. Whats more, it explicitly emulates the famous Morning in America television spot from former Republican President Ronald Reagans 1984 re-election campaign. Employees disassemble a motor in the quality control department of the Toyota Motor Manufacturing…

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Independence Day Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at Independence Day, celebrated on the Fourth of July. First two paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence:“When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a…

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Washington Post: Mueller investigating Jared Kushner’s business dealings

Washington (CNN)The business dealings of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and trusted aide Jared Kushner are being investigated by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, the Washington Post reported Thursday, citing officials familiar with the matter. Mueller’s investigation is still in a relatively early phase, and it is unclear if any criminal charges will be brought when it is complete, the Post pointed out. Sources have stressed to CNN that there…

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Muslims keep alive Kolkata’s Jewish schools, stores and traditions

Kolkata, India (CNN)When Mitana Alexander bid goodbye to Kolkata’s Jewish Girls School in 1975, she was its last Jewish student. The bulk of the others were Muslims. They were worried because she was last remaining occupant of a Jews-only dormitory, as most Jewish girls they had known had migrated to Israkel, America or Europe “with their folks.” A new age for India’s Anglo-Indians

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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey meets disease survivors – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEbola nurse Pauline Cafferkey: The Western world has moved on Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey has returned to Sierra Leone for the first time since contracting Ebola there in 2014. She went back to fundraise for children orphaned by the epidemic and to close a chapter of her life. The last time Mbalu met Pauline, the teenager was sick with Ebola and fighting…

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