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TONIGHT: NASA Craft Flies Over Jupiter’s Red Spot

NPR reports: Scientists are about to get an up-close and personal look at the planet Jupiter’s most famous landmark, the Great Red Spot. NASA’s Juno spacecraft will be directly over the spot shortly after 10 p.m. ET Monday, July 10, about 5,600 miles above the gas giant’s cloud tops. That’s closer than any spacecraft has been before. The spot is ...

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ACLU Sues Trump Over Voter Fraud Commission

Reuters reports: The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday said it had filed a lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump’s election commission, saying it had failed to follow federal law governing public access and transparency for such advisory groups. The ACLU said in a statement that the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity had already held its first meeting without ...

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Schumer Calls For Crackdown On Snortable Chocolate

The New York Post reports: Snortable chocolate is so dangerous that its health effects must be investigated by the feds, Sen. Charles Schumer is urging. Coco Loko — a raw cacao powder infused with a “special energy blend” — is marketed like a drug and should be closely regulated, Schumer demanded in a letter to the Food and Drug Administration ...

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Committee Formally Files To “Run The Rock 2020”

The Hill reports: A campaign committee has formally filed to draft actor and former WWE wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for president. “Run the Rock 2020,” the name of the official organization, was filed on behalf of Johnson with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Sunday, according to FEC records. Johnson has long joked about a White House bid, playing ...

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STUDY: Obamacare Markets Are Stabilizing

The Hill reports: A new analysis of health insurers’ financial data finds that ObamaCare markets are “stabilizing” and insurers are regaining profitability. The study from the Kaiser Family Foundation contrasts with Republican arguments that ObamaCare markets are in a “death spiral” and “collapsing,” frequently cited as showing why the law needs to be repealed. “Early results from 2017 suggest the ...

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Steve Mnuchin: There Will Be No Tax Hike For Rich

Reuters reports: The Trump administration is not considering a plan to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans in order to pay for tax breaks for the middle class, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Sunday. Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” Mnuchin said the administration plans to release its tax plan in early September and is aiming for a vote ...

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Trump Lawyers: He’s Immune To Groping Lawsuit

Politico reports: Advancing a sweeping claim of presidential immunity, President Donald Trump’s lawyers have formally asked to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a former “Apprentice” contestant who says he groped her a decade ago. Trump’s assertion that a sitting president cannot be sued in a state court was contained in a court filing submitted to a Manhattan judge by Marc ...

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True Blood’s Lafayette Dies At Age 39

From the Hollywood Reporter: Nelsan Ellis, the actor who starred in HBO’s True Blood as Lafayette Reynolds, has died, his manager Emily Gerson Saines, told The Hollywood Reporter. He was 39. “Nelsan has passed away after complications with heart failure,” Saines said. “He was a great talent, and his words and presence will be forever missed.” On True Blood, Lafayette ...

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Putin: Trump Believed My Election Hacking Denial

The Associated Press reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin says he thinks U.S. President Donald Trump believed his in-person denials of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential vote. Putin spoke Saturday after the Group of 20 summit where he and Trump had their first face to face meeting. He said Trump asked him numerous questions about Russia’s alleged interference in the ...

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In-Flight Melee When Passenger Tries To Open Exit Door, Flight Attendant Clubs Him With Wine Bottles

CNN reports: An unruly passenger who authorities say was trying to open an exit door on a Delta Air Lines flight to Beijing fought with the cabin crew and a passenger and was conked over the head by a flight attendant with two wine bottles, a criminal complaint alleges. Joseph Daniel Hudek IV, a 23-year-old passenger from Florida, was arrested ...

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Trump At G20 Summit: The Only Bad Thing Ivanka Has Going Against Her Is That She’s My Daughter

The New York Daily News reports: President Donald Trump is praising his daughter, Ivanka, and acknowledging the challenges he’s added to her life. In a rare, self-deprecating moment, the president said Saturday during remarks in Hamburg, Germany that he’s been proud of his eldest daughter from “day one.” He says, “If she weren’t my daughter it would be so much ...

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Trump: My Meeting With Putin Was “Tremendous”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Saturday called his highly-anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit “tremendous,” marking his first public comments since the gathering. The president, however, declined to offer any clarity on the differing accounts from the U.S. and Russia that have since come out of the two-hour long meeting. On Friday, Tillerson said ...

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Ivanka Sits In For Trump At G20 Summit

The Hill reports: Ivanka Trump briefly took her father’s seat at a G20 Summit session on Saturday, sitting next to world leaders including British Prime Minister Theresa May and Russian President Vladimir Putin. A photo posted to Twitter by a Russian G-20 representative shows Ivanka sitting at the table in place of President Trump. Cabinet officials usually replace the president ...

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Putin And Trump Laugh At G20 Summit Reporters After Putin Says, “These Are The Ones Who Insulted You?”

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shared a laugh at the expense of journalists covering the G-20 summit in Germany on Friday. The two leaders were chatting with each other ahead of their two-hour meeting when the press was asked to leave the room. As the reporters made their exit, Putin gestured to them and ...

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Rex Tillerson: Officials Sent In Melania To Break Up Overlong Meeting With Putin, But “Clearly She Failed”

The Washington Examiner reports: First Lady Melania Trump was sent into President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to try to get the two leaders to wrap it up after their scheduled 30-minute meeting ran for more than an hour, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday. She was unsuccessful; the meeting lasted more than an hour longer after ...

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Rex Tillerson Claims Trump Opened G20 Meeting By Confronting Putin On Election Meddling, Putin Denied

The Associated Press reports: Tillerson says President Trump opened his meeting with Vladimir Putin raising concern about Russian interference in US election, and that Putin denied playing a role. Putin says he had a long conversation with President Donald Trump, and says that “many issues have piled up, including Ukraine, Syria, some bilateral and other issues.” He says he and ...

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New Alarm On Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Gonorrhea is becoming harder and in some cases impossible to treat with antibiotics, the World Health Organization said. “The bacteria that cause gonorrhea are particularly smart. Every time we use a new class of antibiotics to treat the infection, the bacteria evolve to resist them,” said Teodora Wi, a human reproduction specialist at the WHO, in a news ...

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OHIO: Trump Ally Sheriff Says “We Don’t Do Narcan” Because Survivors Are Unhappy To See The Police

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones says his deputies won’t carry Narcan, despite its effectiveness reversing the effects opioid and heroin overdoses. He’s the only sheriff in Southwest Ohio whose department doesn’t use it. I asked Jones about Narcan after the controversial comments made by a Middletown city councilman about refusing to respond to overdose runs. ...

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Putin To Trump At G20 Summit: “I’m Delighted To Meet You” (Totally Doesn’t Look All That Delighted) [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump called it an “honor” to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time and said he looked forward to positive things happening in the relationship between the former Cold War rivals. “Putin and I have been discussing various things, and I think it’s going very well,” Trump told reporters, sitting alongside Putin who ...

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Chris Christie Auditions For Sports Radio Gig

The New York Daily News reports: Chris Christie better hope his radio ratings are higher than his approval rating. The New Jersey governor, who currently owns a record-low 15 percent approval rating, will be sharing his thoughts on the local sports scene for WFAN next week. Christie is set to co-host the afternoon drive time from 2-6:30 p.m. on New ...

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