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Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

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President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new “Space...

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Looking for signs of global warming? It's all around you

30 Years of Warming Nature Changing

GOTHIC, Colo. (AP) — David Inouye is an accidental climate scientist. More than 40 years ago, the University of Maryland biologist started studying when wildflowers, birds, bees and butterflies first appeared each spring on this mountain. These days, plants and animals are arriving at Rocky...


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Not just heat: Climate change signs can be seen all around

30 Years Of Warming Examples

WASHINGTON (AP) — You don’t just feel the heat of global warming, you can see it in action all around. Some examples of where climate change’s effects have been measured: —Glaciers across the globe are melting and retreating, with 279 billion tons of ice lost since 2002, according to NASA’s GRACE...


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Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 19, the 170th day of 2018. There are 195 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 19, 1953, Julius Rosenberg, 35, and his wife, Ethel, 37, convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviet Union, were executed at Sing Sing...


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The Finance 202: Economists say we're not in a full-blown trade war. Yet.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Most economists say we’re not in a trade war - yet. An informal Washington Post survey over the weekend of 22 top economic forecasters found that most of them - two-thirds - say the United States isn’t yet at the point of an actual trade war. While President Donald...


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WHAT'S HAPPENING: Trump to discuss border amid outrage

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President Donald Trump’s immigration policies have come under intense scrutiny following reports of the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Democrats and some Republicans are urging an end to the practice at the U.S.-Mexico border. A look at the latest developments: TRUMP...


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Border separations ripple through midterm campaigns

Immigration Politics

Wrenching scenes of migrant children being separated from their parents at the southern border are roiling campaigns ahead of midterm elections, emboldening Democrats on the often-fraught issue of immigration while forcing an increasing number of Republicans to break from President Donald Trump on...


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Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance option

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is close to finalizing a health insurance option for small firms and self-employed people that would cost less but could cover fewer benefits than current plans, congressional officials and business groups said. They spoke on condition of anonymity to...


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In tit-for-tat, Trump threatens more tariffs against China

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports as the two nations move closer to a potential trade war. The tariffs, which Trump wants set at a 10 percent rate, would be the latest round of punitive...


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IBM pits computer against human debaters

IBM Robot Debater

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — IBM pitted a computer against two human debaters in the first public demonstration of artificial intelligence technology it’s been working on for more than five years. The company unveiled its Project Debater in San Francisco on Monday, asking it to make a case for government-...


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The Latest: McCain says family separations against US values

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the controversy over child and parent separations at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona says the Trump administration’s current family separation policy is “an affront to the decency of the American people” and...


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