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Trump issues guidance on transgender military ban

President Trump has ordered the military to stop admitting transgender individuals into the military, sending guidance to the Pentagon on Friday that the White House wants implemented by March of 2018, Fox News has learned. The president signed and transmitted his directive to the Department of Defense, which includes the Army, Navy and Air Force, as well as the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the Coast Guard. It directs the secretary of defense and secretary of homeland security to make changes by March 23. “In President Trump’s judgment, the…

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Source: Kasich, Hickenlooper consider unity presidential ticket in 2020

(CNN)Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper have entertained the idea of forming a unity presidential ticket to run for the White House in 2020, a source involved the discussions tells CNN. In early August, Hickenlooper didn’t lend much credence to rumblings of a unity ticket, telling Politico: “I don’t think Kasich would ever do that. … I don’t think it’s in the cards. But I do like the idea of working with him in some context at some point.” Kasich and Hickenlooper are working together on major…

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Eight dead in M1 minibus and lorry crash – BBC News

Image caption The road has been closed southbound between junctions 15 and 14 The vehicles were all travelling in the same direction between junctions 15 and 14, police said. Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire and Rescue Service said it had sent six crews as well as three search and rescue vehicles to the scene. Firefighters used hydraulic equipment to release three people from a vehicle, who were taken to hospital with a fourth person. Silverstone warning Highways England said traffic trapped between junctions 15 and 14 was being released past…

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Mueller Impanels D.C. Grand Jury in Russia Probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a Washington, D.C. grand jury for his probe of Russias interference in the 2016 election, a person familiar with the case told The Daily Beast. This latest development, the Wall Street Journal first reported, is a sign that his inquiry is growing in intensity and entering a new phase. President Trumps lawyer Ty Cobb said in a statement: Grand jury matters are typically secret. The White House favors anything that accelerates the conclusion of his work fairly.The White House is committed to fully cooperating…

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North Korea missile tests didn’t fail, US military says in revised report

North Korea fired three short-range missiles on Saturday — all successful — despite earlier reports suggesting failure, according to the U.S. military. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the projectiles fired from the North’s eastern coast flew about 155 miles. It said South Korea and U.S. militaries were analyzing the launch and didn’t immediately provide more details. According to earlier reports, U.S. Pacific Command spokesman and Cmdr. David Benham suggested two North Korean missiles “failed in flight” while the third one had “blown up almost immediately.” The U.S. Pacific Command…

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My life in sex: I have found that young men are very willing to please

The 52-year-old dating younger men Four years ago, I separated from my husband after a 25-year marriage and three children. Our sex life had become a once-a-fortnight duty shag, with no orgasm even expected. The problem was, as I hit 50 I felt hornier than ever. Since Ive been on my own, Ive been making up for lost time. I met a guy through work soon after the split. I knew he was younger, but didnt realise just how much. He was 34 and took me to places I didnt…

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Youre A Single-Celled Organism. Can You Evolve Into A Duck?

This feature requires JavaScript to function. Okay, so. Im on the thing. You are this. You know life is me. … Never mind. Great. For your first act as a living thing, you die. You did not manage to evolve into a duck. Share Your Results Surrender yourself to the vision. You surrender yourself to the vision. You think about this. Ah…a duck. Its perfect. So it is resolved: You will be this thing. Someday, the child of the child of your distant descendant will wake up, and it will…

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Being An Anxious Mess Is Actually Healthy & Here’s How

If you’re not a total airhead, you probably experience a decent amount of anxiety on a daily basis. Maybe your boss is giving you a hard time about leaving at 3pm when you have a 6pm Bumble date (those pre-date shots aren’t going to take themselves), or maybe you’re just shaken by Dean’s ice-cold treatment of Kristina on . Either way, while I fully endorse your right to take a Xanax and a sick day in these situations, I’m here science is here to tell you that those anxious feelings…

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Father publicly disowns alt-right son after Charlottesville violence

A father has publicly denounced his son for holding racist views following his participation in this weekend’s violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. “My name is Pearce Tefft, and I am writing to all, with regards to my youngest son, Peter Tefft, an avowed white nationalist who has been featured in a number of local news stories over the last several months,” the father began in his letter to the editor, which appeared on the news site Inforum. The younger Tefft was identified on Twitter as a white nationalist attendee…

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Apple Is Planning a 4K Upgrade for Its TV Box

Apple is planning to unveil a renewed focus on the living room with an upgraded Apple TV set-top box that can stream 4K video and highlight live television content such as news and sports, according to people familiar with the matter. The updated box, to be revealed alongside new iPhone and Apple Watch models at an event in September, will run a faster processor capable of streaming the higher-resolution 4K content, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans aren’t yet public. The 4K designation is…

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