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Amid rocky first season at SunTrust Park, Braves’ Julio Teheran had moments to build on

After a rocky first season at SunTrust Park, Braves​' Julio Tehrean has late successes to build off of heading into 2018.

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Bernie Sanders raises $1 million in less than four hours after announcing 2020 bid, campaign says

The $1 million total is made up of donations from people in all 50 states, Sanders' presidential campaign adds
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Bernie Sanders raises $1 million in less than four hours after announcing 2020 bid, campaign says

The $1 million total is made up of donations from people in all 50 states, Sanders' presidential campaign adds

«Fox & Friends» co-hosts warn of the dangers of socialism after Bernie Sanders leaps into 2020 race

Co-host Brian Kilmeade suggests that the «legitimate socialist» Sanders could turn the U.S. into «Venezuela»
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«Fox & Friends» co-hosts warn of the dangers of socialism after Bernie Sanders leaps into 2020 race

Co-host Brian Kilmeade suggests that the «legitimate socialist» Sanders could turn the U.S. into «Venezuela»

Democrats investigate Trump plan to give Saudis nuclear secrets against NSA advice

From Day One, the relationship between Donald Trump, his associates, and Saudi Arabia has been more than a little sketchy. Major examples include Trump making Saudi Arabia his first stop outside of the U.S.; son-in-law Jared Kushner’s secretive trips to S
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Democrats investigate Trump plan to give Saudis nuclear secrets against NSA advice

From Day One, the relationship between Donald Trump, his associates, and Saudi Arabia has been more than a little sketchy. Major examples include Trump making Saudi Arabia his first stop outside of the U.S.; son-in-law Jared Kushner’s secretive trips to Saudi Arabia to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman; and Trump’s curious defense of the crown prince after news broke that he ordered the gruesome murder of Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi. Today, Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are shedding new light on the troubling relationship between top Trump associates and Saudi Arabia, releasing a new 24-page report that details Trump administration officials’ efforts to give “highly sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia” over the objections of U.S. intelligence officials, including former national security adviser H.R. McMaster. The plan, originally promoted by Trump’s first national security adviser Michael Flynn (more on that below), is still being discussed and is now driven by Jared Kushner and U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. The plan would create a network of nuclear power plants across Saudi Arabia. Rep. Harley Rouda is vowing to investigate how and why this deal is being considered and who stands to gain financially.  xChaos and dysfunction cannot be allowed to govern our national security. Nuclear proliferation mistakes cannot be undone.It's time for the White House to get serious about our security, and that means we need to shed sunshine on their relationship with Saudi Arabia. https://t.co/8hzMGq8GTy— Rep. Harley Rouda (@RepHarley) February 19, 2019 The Washington Post has more of the troubling details from the report. Claims presented by whistle-blowers and White House documents obtained by the committee show that the company backing the nuclear plan, IP3 International, and allies in the White House were working so closely that the company sent a draft memo to Michael T. Flynn, Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, to circulate just days after the inauguration. Mr. Flynn had worked on the plan for IP3 during the Trump campaign and transition, the Democrats said, and continued to advocate for it in the White House. Even after Mr. Flynn left the White House in February 2017, officials on the National Security Council pushed ahead, the Democrats said, ignoring advice from the N.S.C.’s ethics counsel and other lawyers to cease all work on the plan because of potentially illegal conflicts. The draft memo also referenced another close Trump associate, Thomas J. Barrack, who served as chairman of the president’s inaugural committee. It said that Mr. Trump had appointed Mr. Barrack as a special representative to implement the plan, which it called “the Middle East Marshall Plan.” The memo also directed agencies to support Mr. Barrack’s efforts. Trump curtsies to the King of Saudi Arabia Once again, Trump’s buddy Tom Barrack is front and center. Barrack was the chairman of Trump’s inaugural committee, which is currently under investigation by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York. Prosecutors are probing to see if officials from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and other Middle Eastern countries made illegal contributions to the Trump Inauguration Committee. Michael Flynn at Trump’s Inauguration, giddy about cashing in Former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a current cooperating witness in the special counsel investigation, was pushing hard for this plan before the inauguration, and even more so afterward. In fact, at the very moment Donald Trump took the oath of office, Michael Flynn was texting an associate that their plan was «good to go.» From a Politico report in December 2017: Democrats on the House Oversight Committee said in a letter dated Wednesday that the whistleblower reported attending an Inauguration Day event with Flynn's former business associate Alex Copson, the managing partner of ACU Strategic Partners. The whistleblower said Copson gushed that Trump's inauguration was «the best day of my life» because it meant his company's effort to create a U.S.-Russia energy partnership in the Middle East, which reportedly would have included more than two dozen nuclear plants in the region, was moving forward. Copson said Flynn was making sure Obama-era sanctions, which he claimed threatened the nuclear project, would be «ripped up,» according to the whistleblower. And the whistleblower said Copson flipped his phone around to reveal a text message he said came from Flynn describing the nuclear reactor project as «good to go.» According to the account, the whistleblower didn't see the substance of the text but recalled seeing a 12:11 p.m. time stamp. At that time, Flynn was on the dais during Trump's inaugural address. These guys couldn’t wait to start cashing in, even at the expense of America’s national security. Now that Democrats have control of the House and the House Oversight Committee, look for this very serious matter to start getting the attention it has always deserved.  Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 · 6:34:58 PM +00:00 · Jen Hayden Rep. Cummings says their actions may have violated federal law. From NPR: Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings's staff issued an «interim staff» report Tuesday, citing «multiple whistleblowers» who raised ethical and legal concerns about the process. «They have warned about political appointees ignoring directives from top ethics advisers at the White House who repeatedly and unsuccessfully ordered senior Trump administration officials to halt their efforts,» the report states. «They have also warned of conflicts of interest among top White House advisers that could implicate federal criminal statutes.»

Tweens deal with eating disorders, too: Why I write «tough» books for young kids

There’s no use sheltering kids to preserve their innocence. The better option is to be honest and offer hope
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Tweens deal with eating disorders, too: Why I write «tough» books for young kids

There’s no use sheltering kids to preserve their innocence. The better option is to be honest and offer hope

Trump aide still won't comment on report that he knew about undocumented workers at Trump golf club

White House aide and former golf caddy Dan Scavino still won’t directly respond to the recent report that he knew the golf club he once managed for Donald Trump employed undocumented immigrants, instead leaving an administration official, “who spoke on co
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Trump aide still won't comment on report that he knew about undocumented workers at Trump golf club

White House aide and former golf caddy Dan Scavino still won’t directly respond to the recent report that he knew the golf club he once managed for Donald Trump employed undocumented immigrants, instead leaving an administration official, “who spoke on condition of anonymity” to the New York Daily News, to deny the report with “Mr. Scavino, when he was the general manager at Trump National, was not involved in the recruiting or hiring of any of the individuals involved in the story.” When Trump’s undocumented workers have been willing to put their very futures in the U.S. on the line by stepping forward, what’s Dan’s excuse for refusing to comment on the record? Could it be because he knows that there’s a push for a criminal investigation into the Trump Organization’s hiring practices? Scavino “was involved in the hiring,” said Gabriel Sedano, who worked at the club for more than a decade until he was fired last month. “If they needed more people, he would always have to say yes because he was the general manager. Everything went up to him.” Perhaps Dan’s very busy day of—checks White House schedule—flying to another Trump resort, Florida’s Mar-a-Lago, on the same day of the Daily News’ follow-up report got in the way. But now that he’s back in Washington after his boss’ post-national emergency golfing marathon, maybe he’s got some time to finally answer Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold’s questions, and he has plenty of ‘em to get answered. There needs to be full investigation into the Trump Organization, going all the way to the top. His businesses exploiting undocumented immigrant labor isn’t a one-off for him—it’s a pattern, and he’s been getting away with it for years. Not his underlings, though: Trump’s United Nations ambassador pick had to withdraw her name from consideration because she apparently employed someone who didn’t have permission to work in the U.S. The fact that Trump has been doing the same, all while spouting anti-immigrant lies, is astounding. 

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Trump's Space Force is coming, but not as originally planned - CNET

The president's dream of creating a military branch isn't happening yet, but it is moving forward under an existing wing of the armed forces.
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Trump's Space Force is coming, but not as originally planned - CNET

The president's dream of creating a military branch isn't happening yet, but it is moving forward under an existing wing of the armed forces.

Captain Marvel is already getting 'review-bombed' - CNET

Grab your pager and get ready to head back to the 1990s for a solo film about a Marvel heroine who just might save the universe. Here's what we know.
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Captain Marvel is already getting 'review-bombed' - CNET

Grab your pager and get ready to head back to the 1990s for a solo film about a Marvel heroine who just might save the universe. Here's what we know.

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Orai raises $2.3M to make you a better speaker

Orai, a startup building communication coaching tools, is announcing that it’s raised $2.3 million in seed funding. CEO Danish Dhamani said that he co-founded the company with Paritosh Gupta and Aasim Sani to address a need in his own life — the fact
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Orai raises $2.3M to make you a better speaker

Orai, a startup building communication coaching tools, is announcing that it’s raised $2.3 million in seed funding. CEO Danish Dhamani said that he co-founded the company with Paritosh Gupta and Aasim Sani to address a need in his own life — the fact that he was “held back personally and professionally” by lackluster “communications skills […]

When surveillance meets incompetence

Last week brought an extraordinary demonstration of the dangers of operating a surveillance state — especially a shabby one, as China's apparently is. An unsecured database exposed millions of records of Chinese Muslims being tracked via facial recognition
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When surveillance meets incompetence

Last week brought an extraordinary demonstration of the dangers of operating a surveillance state — especially a shabby one, as China's apparently is. An unsecured database exposed millions of records of Chinese Muslims being tracked via facial recognition — an ugly trifecta of prejudice, bureaucracy, and incompetence.

When a defect might be beneficial

Engineers have studied the structure and properties of the commonly occurring planar defects at the atomic scale, which spans only a few tenths of a nanometer.
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When a defect might be beneficial

Engineers have studied the structure and properties of the commonly occurring planar defects at the atomic scale, which spans only a few tenths of a nanometer.

Pottery reveals America's first social media networks

Long before Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and even MySpace, early Mississippian Mound cultures in America's southern Appalachian Mountains shared artistic trends and technologies across regional networks that functioned in similar ways as modern social media
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Pottery reveals America's first social media networks

Long before Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and even MySpace, early Mississippian Mound cultures in America's southern Appalachian Mountains shared artistic trends and technologies across regional networks that functioned in similar ways as modern social media, suggests new research.

Engineers can detect ultra rare proteins in blood using a cellphone camera

Commercial approaches to ultrasensitive protein detection are starting to become available, but they are based on expensive optics and fluid handlers, which make them relatively bulky and expensive. Knowing that having this sort of diagnostic system availabl
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Engineers can detect ultra rare proteins in blood using a cellphone camera

Commercial approaches to ultrasensitive protein detection are starting to become available, but they are based on expensive optics and fluid handlers, which make them relatively bulky and expensive. Knowing that having this sort of diagnostic system available as a point-of-care device would be critical for many conditions, especially traumatic brain injury, engineers have developed a test that uses off-the-shelf components and can detect single proteins with results in a matter of minutes.

5,600-Year-Old Human Skull Bone Fished Out of the Thames by Lucky 'Mudlarker'

Someone found this 5,600-year-old skull fragment while sifting through the muddy shore of the River Thames.
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5,600-Year-Old Human Skull Bone Fished Out of the Thames by Lucky 'Mudlarker'

Someone found this 5,600-year-old skull fragment while sifting through the muddy shore of the River Thames.

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Marvel’s ‘Cloak & Dagger’ Season 2 Trailer Teases Mayhem Vigilante

Tandy and Tyrone are back to cease criminal activity in Season 2 of Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger series. On Tuesday, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger posted a new Season 2 trailer on YouTube, and […] The post Marvel’s ‘Cloak & Dag
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Marvel’s ‘Cloak & Dagger’ Season 2 Trailer Teases Mayhem Vigilante

Tandy and Tyrone are back to cease criminal activity in Season 2 of Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger series. On Tuesday, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger posted a new Season 2 trailer on YouTube, and […] The post Marvel’s ‘Cloak & Dagger’ Season 2 Trailer Teases Mayhem Vigilante appeared first on Geek.com.

Hiker stuck in quicksand at Utah park feared he would die

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An Arizona man whose leg was buried up to the knee in quicksand for several hours in Zion National Park in Utah over the weekend says he thought he might lose his leg or die because the quicksand's water was so cold. The 34-year-old Rya
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Hiker stuck in quicksand at Utah park feared he would die

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An Arizona man whose leg was buried up to the knee in quicksand for several hours in Zion National Park in Utah over the weekend says he thought he might lose his leg or die because the quicksand's water was so cold. The 34-year-old Ryan ...

Change.org Petition Seeks to Sell Montana to Canada for $1 Trillion to Pay Down National Debt

An online petition seeking to sell the state of Montana to Canada for $1 trillion is going viral. Ian Hammond, who created the petition on Change.org, wants to sell The Treasure State to the […] The post Change.org Petition Seeks to Sell Montana to Can
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Change.org Petition Seeks to Sell Montana to Canada for $1 Trillion to Pay Down National Debt

An online petition seeking to sell the state of Montana to Canada for $1 trillion is going viral. Ian Hammond, who created the petition on Change.org, wants to sell The Treasure State to the […] The post Change.org Petition Seeks to Sell Montana to Canada for $1 Trillion to Pay Down National Debt appeared first on Geek.com.

PlayStation Vita Is Dead, Again, For Real This Time

The PlayStation Vita wasn’t bad. In many ways it improved on the PSP, the only non-Nintendo gaming handheld that was ever worth owning. Between its impressive power, shift from discs to cartridges, and […] The post PlayStation Vita Is Dead, Again, Fo
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PlayStation Vita Is Dead, Again, For Real This Time

The PlayStation Vita wasn’t bad. In many ways it improved on the PSP, the only non-Nintendo gaming handheld that was ever worth owning. Between its impressive power, shift from discs to cartridges, and […] The post PlayStation Vita Is Dead, Again, For Real This Time appeared first on Geek.com.

$22B mark 6 years in a row of South Carolina tourism growth

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina officials say new data show tourism has been responsible for $22.6 billion, marking six consecutive years of record-breaking growth for the industry in the state. News outlets report that South Carolina's tourism director
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$22B mark 6 years in a row of South Carolina tourism growth

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina officials say new data show tourism has been responsible for $22.6 billion, marking six consecutive years of record-breaking growth for the industry in the state. News outlets report that South Carolina's tourism director, Duane Parrish, announced the latest figures Monday afternoon in Columbia at ...

Inside the battle to host the 2020 Democratic convention

WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaders in three major cities are in a last-minute scramble to win the 2020 Democratic National Convention, an event that could funnel millions of dollars into the local economy and put them at the center of the political world for one week
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Inside the battle to host the 2020 Democratic convention

WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaders in three major cities are in a last-minute scramble to win the 2020 Democratic National Convention, an event that could funnel millions of dollars into the local economy and put them at the center of the political world for one week next summer. Democratic National Committee ...

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Cowboys aren't picking up option on WR Terrance Williams

The Cowboys aren't picking up a team option on the final year of Terrance Williams' contract, making the receiver an unrestricted free agent
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Cowboys aren't picking up option on WR Terrance Williams

The Cowboys aren't picking up a team option on the final year of Terrance Williams' contract, making the receiver an unrestricted free agent

Power: “I’m in the best form of my life”

Last year Power became the most successful IndyCar driver in Team Penske’s history and scored the team’s 200th IndyCar win, while moving into second in the all-time pole winner’s list behind Mario Andretti.However, errors, mechanical failures and other
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Power: “I’m in the best form of my life”

Last year Power became the most successful IndyCar driver in Team Penske’s history and scored the team’s 200th IndyCar win, while moving into second in the all-time pole winner’s list behind Mario Andretti.However, errors, mechanical failures and other outside factors meant he arrived at the Sonoma finale with little-to-no chance of capturing a second crown. After finishing in the top ...Keep reading

Barcelona Test Day 2: Leclerc continues Ferrari's grip of top spot

A faultless, high-mileage day for Charles Leclerc ensured Ferrari remained at the top of the timing sheets on day two, whilst Red Bull's Pierre Gasly ended the day in the barrier.Ferrari's successful preseason testing period showed no signs of ending after a
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Barcelona Test Day 2: Leclerc continues Ferrari's grip of top spot

A faultless, high-mileage day for Charles Leclerc ensured Ferrari remained at the top of the timing sheets on day two, whilst Red Bull's Pierre Gasly ended the day in the barrier.Ferrari's successful preseason testing period showed no signs of ending after a fine display from their newcomer, who finished the day three tenths of a second ahead of McLaren's Lando Norris, another standout ...Keep reading

Jason Whitlock: Colin Kaepernick’s settlement may be his first step in returning to the NFL

Jason Whitlock does his daily Whitlogue on today's show and shares his many thoughts on Colin Kaepernick's settlement with the NFL.
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Jason Whitlock: Colin Kaepernick’s settlement may be his first step in returning to the NFL

Jason Whitlock does his daily Whitlogue on today's show and shares his many thoughts on Colin Kaepernick's settlement with the NFL.

Quiet RJ Barrett shines in Zion’s shadow for No. 1 Duke

Quiet RJ Barrett OK with shining in Zion Williamson's shadow for No. 1 Duke, leads the ACC in scoring and is coming off a triple-double
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Quiet RJ Barrett shines in Zion’s shadow for No. 1 Duke

Quiet RJ Barrett OK with shining in Zion Williamson's shadow for No. 1 Duke, leads the ACC in scoring and is coming off a triple-double

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