• Baseball unites Congress, and the capital, amid outpouring of support for Scalise
Baseball unites Congress, and the capital, amid outpouring of support for Scalise

In a normal administration, this would be a legitimate controversy: "Five months after first appearing in front of Congress in pursuit of the job of Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Scott Pruitt may need to clarify his congressional testimony yet again".

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  • Donald Trump says he is victim of a huge witchhunt
Donald Trump says he is victim of a huge witchhunt

The office of Director of National Intelligence and Ledgett declined to comment. The NSA said in a statement that it would cooperate with Mueller's investigation, but did not comment further. He said he was untroubled by claims Trump tried to persuade Comey to back off the investigation, saying those revelations only emerged after Comey was sacke...

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  • Texas governor approves adoption bill that critics contend discriminates
Texas governor approves adoption bill that critics contend discriminates

According to Reuters, House Bill 3859 allows religious and faith-based organizations involved in the state's adoption and foster-care systems to deny services in circumstances where providing services would violate their religious principles.

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  • Watch Bette Midler Blow Through Play-Off Music in Touching Tony Awards Speech
Watch Bette Midler Blow Through Play-Off Music in Touching Tony Awards Speech

Midler received an honorary Tony Award back in 1974 for her contribution to Broadway, but this is the icon's first award in an acting category. Instead of glossing over the fact, the ceremony's entire opening number was built around it.

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  • Patty Jenkins has mixed feelings about women-only Wonder Woman
Patty Jenkins has mixed feelings about women-only Wonder Woman

See some sword-in-dress social media posts below. And the good news isn't stopping for Wonder Woman , as the film has now climbed the domestic charts, making Wonder Woman herself the fourth highest grossing action heroine ever (via Box Office Mojo ).

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  • Woman hangs by teeth over Niagara Falls
Woman hangs by teeth over Niagara Falls

Her act set a Guinness World Record for height, breaking the record Nik set when he hung from his teeth 250 feet above Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. "This is what I've done my entire life", Wallenda said in a press conference after the stunt. Nikolas suggested Erendira repeat his own stunt without the tether he had objected to wearin...

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  • Penn State to debut retro uniforms Sept. 30 against Indiana
Penn State to debut retro uniforms Sept. 30 against Indiana

PSU will wear them against IN on September 30. While they appear to be nearly exactly the same as their current digs, they do have two distinct differences: block numbers and helmet numbers. Penn State, for the most part, wears a throwback uniform every fall Saturday. While special in-game promotions ranging from old-school music to different l...

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  • Republicans, Democrats Play Ball for 'Team Scalise'
Republicans, Democrats Play Ball for 'Team Scalise'

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains critical but improving after the Virginia baseball field ambush. The hospital did not immediately provide an update, but lawmakers were informed at a meeting Thursday morning that Scalise was in surgery.

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  • 'Unknown numbers' of dead remain in Grenfell Tower
'Unknown numbers' of dead remain in Grenfell Tower

The father of 12-year-old Jessica Urbano, who has been missing since since the Grenfell Tower fire , has made a desperate appeal for information. The fire was reported at 01:16 AM (local time) yesterday . The fire brigade said the inferno was unprecedented in its scale and speed. Ms May paid a private visit to the scene of the fire in north ...

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  • McGregor contractually barred from using MMA moves on Mayweather
McGregor contractually barred from using MMA moves on Mayweather

Mayweather has spent the last decade frustrating and outpointing challengers to his pound for pound throne, and none of them came close to beating him either. "I think it's brilliant". There are plenty of reasons for sports fans to avoid paying for this fight. He said: "It's definitely going to be the biggest fight ever in combat sports hi...

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  • Polygamous sect leader captured after almost a year on the run
Polygamous sect leader captured after almost a year on the run

Barnhart declined to share information on the tipster who described Jeff's vehicle, making the capture possible, until talking with the person and getting permission. The mainstream Mormon church, officially called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, disavowed the practice in 1890. Members of the sect believe polygamy brings exaltati...

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  • Theresa May to return to meet Grenfell Tower victims following backlash
Theresa May to return to meet Grenfell Tower victims following backlash

The Families of Grenfell Tower appeal had raised more than £40,000 within hours. London fire commissioner Dany Cotton said crews "were in fear of their own lives" as they went into the building which was "alight from top to bottom".

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  • Jurors in Bill Cosby trial deadlocked, judge orders them to try again
Jurors in Bill Cosby trial deadlocked, judge orders them to try again

As deliberations continued into the fourth day, the exhausted and anxious jury told Judge Steven O'Neill that they are deadlocked . After reviewing the five days of testimony from the prosecution, six minutes of testimony from the defense, and closing statements, the jury has been unable to come to a decision.

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  • The Walt Disney Company (The)'s (DIS) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Moffett Nathanson
The Walt Disney Company (The)'s (DIS) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Moffett Nathanson

The company has market cap of $37.62 million. Salem Invest Counselors owns 1,824 shares. (OBCI) has risen 96.36% since June 16, 2016 and is uptrending. The stock has "Hold" rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, August 25. The stock has "Buy" rating by Vetr on Thursday, August 6. 278,788 are held by Aviva Public Ltd Co.

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  • UAE Ambassador to US Urges Qatar Re-Examine Regional Policies
UAE Ambassador to US Urges Qatar Re-Examine Regional Policies

The crisis is drawing in more countries. Trump has called key players in the region since they severed ties with Qatar on Monday. The United Arab Emirates welcomed " President Trump's leadership in challenging Qatar's troubling support for extremism".

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  • What Time is the Congressional Baseball Game
What Time is the Congressional Baseball Game

Shooter James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., was shot and died later Wednesday of his wounds in the hospital. From the stands, Vince Wetzel, a resident of Sacramento, California, who is visiting Washington and chose to take in the game, said, "It's just a good call to put aside political differences and just play some baseball".

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  • Tyson Worker Hurt in Congressional Ball Practice Shooting
Tyson Worker Hurt in Congressional Ball Practice Shooting

Mika, who is the director of government relations at Tyson Foods, was previously in critical condition after being shot multiple times. Matt Mika, a former legislative aide to State Representative Dave Palsrok, was wounded during practice for the upcoming congressional baseball game.

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  • 'He Preyed on My Vulnerabilities': Bill Cosby Accuser Speaks Out
'He Preyed on My Vulnerabilities': Bill Cosby Accuser Speaks Out

The disgraced comedian is now awaiting a final verdict as the 12-person jury deliberates on whether or not to find him guilty of three counts of criminal indecent assault against Andrea Constand , who claims she was sexually molested by Cosby in 2004.

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  • Unusual Antarctic Weather Leads To Texas-Sized Melt
Unusual Antarctic Weather Leads To Texas-Sized Melt

A recent snowmelt event in West Antarctica could provide scientists with more information to understand how climate change will alter our world. In the future, increased rainfall could eat away at the surface of the ice shelves, pressuring them from two angles.

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  • Lorde of the onion rings
Lorde of the onion rings

This week one fan did some serious sleuthing and came to the conclusion that Lorde had a secret Instagram account dedicated onion rings. Check out the clip in full above. "Then people are going to be throwing onion rings at me on tour". However, the site was abruptly shut down after Newshub posed questions to Lorde's management.

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