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Tornadoes hit Iowa, injuring 17 and damaging buildings

Tornadoes hit Iowa, injuring 17 and damaging buildings

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Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEDES MOINES, Iowa — A flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people, flattening buildings in three cities and forcing the evacuation of a hospital.Residents — and even weather forecasters — were taken by surprise Thursday as the tornadoes hit Marshalltown, Pella and Bondurant. Ten people were injured in Marshalltown and seven at a factory near Pella, but no deaths were reported.Alex Krull, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Des Moines, said forecasting models produced Thursday morning showed only a slight chance of strong thunderstorms later in the day."This morning, it didn't look like tornadic supercells were poss
Father Of 2 Parkland Shooting Survivors Is Shot And Killed In Robbery

Father Of 2 Parkland Shooting Survivors Is Shot And Killed In Robbery

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Missouri Duck Boat Accident Kills 17, Ranging in Age From 1 to 70

Missouri Duck Boat Accident Kills 17, Ranging in Age From 1 to 70

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Missouri Duck Boat Accident Kills 17, Ranging in Age From 1 to 70VideoA duck boat with 31 people on board capsized and sank to the bottom of Table Rock Lake during a severe thunderstorm on Thursday, resulting in one of the deadliest duck boat accidents in American history.Published OnJuly 20, 2018CreditImage by Charlie Riedel/Associated PressBy John Eligon, Timothy Williams and Mitch SmithJuly 20, 2018BRANSON, Mo. — As the duck boat made its everyday tour around Table Rock Lake, a popular, summertime tourist stop in southern Missouri, the skies grew dark and a fierce wind, more than 60 miles per hour, began battering it. Waves crashed against the boat’s sides, as it rose and fell in a brutal chop. Then as stunned onlookers watched, some capturing video, the duck boat, carrying 31 people
Abortions After Roe v. Wade Wouldn't Be Just Like the Bad Old Days

Abortions After Roe v. Wade Wouldn't Be Just Like the Bad Old Days

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Faye Flam is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. She has written for the Economist, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Psychology Today, Science and other publications. She has a degree in geophysics from the California Institute of Technology. Read more opinion Follow @fayeflam on Twitter LISTEN TO ARTICLE SHARE THIS ARTICLE Experts disagree on the likelihood that the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade, ...
Cohen recorded Trump discussing payment to ex-Playboy model

Cohen recorded Trump discussing payment to ex-Playboy model

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Cohen has other recordings of the President in his records that were seized by the FBI, said a source with knowledge of Cohen's tapes and Giuliani, who described the other recordings as mundane discussions.The recording about the former Playboy model, Karen McDougal, was among the troves of documents and materials seized in the FBI raid of Cohen's hotel, residence and office earlier this year. A transcript of the recording was reviewed by the Trump legal team, which does not believe it is a legal problem for the President. The disclosure of the McDougal recording, which was first reported by The New York Times, raises fresh questions about the lengths to which Trump and his confidante would go to suppress allegations of extramarital affairs from going public before the election. Adult f...
Michael Cohen Secretly Taped Trump Discussing Payment to Playboy Model

Michael Cohen Secretly Taped Trump Discussing Payment to Playboy Model

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Michael Cohen Secretly Taped Trump Discussing Payment to Playboy ModelImageThe Justice Department is investigating the involvement of President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, in paying women to tamp down embarrassing news stories about Mr. Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.CreditJeenah Moon/ReutersBy Matt Apuzzo, Maggie Haberman and Michael S. SchmidtJuly 20, 2018WASHINGTON — President Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, secretly recorded a conversation with Mr. Trump two months before the presidential election in which they discussed payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump, according to lawyers and others familiar with the recording.The F.B.I. seized the recording this year during a raid on Mr. Cohen’s office. The Justic

Kimberly Guilfoyle Quitting Fox News to Hit Campaign Trail With Donald Trump Jr.

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Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle plans to leave the network to help her boyfriend, Donald Trump Jr., campaign for Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections, CNN reports. It’s not clear when she will officially leave the network, but a source told CNN that Guilfoyle will likely accept a job at America First Policies, a nonprofit that supports President Donald Trump. Guilfoyle did not return CNN’s request for comment. Trump Jr.’s spokesperson, Andrew Surabian, tweeted that her move is a “win for the entire GOP.” “Kim is one of the most influential voices in the #MAGA movement and knows how to light up a crowd,” he added.Let's block ads! (Why?) Source link
Democrats fault Kavanaugh comment on independent counsel law

Democrats fault Kavanaugh comment on independent counsel law

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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh smiles during a meeting with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, a member of the Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The Senate GOP leadership wants to have the confirmation process for Kavanaugh completed in time for him to join the high court at the start of its new term in October. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats opposing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's nomination are seizing on remarks he made in 2016 saying he would like to put the "final nail" in a Supreme Court precedent upholding an independent counsel law as constitutional. Republicans are pushing back, saying Kavanaugh's comment is being distorted.The independent counsel law, which took the hiring and firing of prosecutor
Trump Blasts Fed, China and Europe for Putting US Economy at a Disadvantage

Trump Blasts Fed, China and Europe for Putting US Economy at a Disadvantage

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Trump Blasts Fed, China and Europe for Putting U.S. Economy at a DisadvantageImagePresident Trump criticized the European Union, China and the Federal Reserve, saying they were all putting America at an economic disadvantage. His comments about the Fed again break with longstanding White House norms.CreditTom Brenner for The New York TimesBy Ana Swanson and Jim TankersleyJuly 20, 2018President Trump accused China and the European Union of manipulating their currencies and continued to criticize the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates, saying those moves are putting the United States at a competitive disadvantage.In a flurry of early-morning Twitter posts, Mr. Trump complained that the Fed’s rate increases and a “stronger and stronger” United States dollar is “taking away our big

Kavanaugh said Congress should investigate a president, raising questions about his views on Mueller

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And in newly unearthed video reviewed by CNN, Kavanaugh also implies that he believes there's only one institution that should be allowed to investigate the conduct of a president: the United States Congress.While the comments are consistent with Kavanaugh's long-standing legal views, they raise new questions about whether the appeals court judge believes a president can be subjected to an investigation conducted outside of Congress -- significant now that a federal investigation looms over Trump, legal experts say."The implication is that Congress has to take responsibility for overseeing the conduct of the president in the first instance," Kavanaugh said at a 1998 event at the Georgetown Law Center in Washington when asked about his view that a sitting president cannot be indicted. "T...