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Stephen Colbert Turns Ted Cruzs Old Words About Health Care Against Him

Colbert noted that in the lead-up to the November midterms Republicans, including Cruz, were now vowing to protect people with pre-existing conditions — even though they and Donald Trump spent “most of his presidency trying to repeal Obamacare.” The late-night comedian then aired footage of Cruz’s marathon 21-hour filibuster speech from 2013, in which he promised “ Check out the clip here: RELATED COVERAGE Trump's Motivational Tweet About Meeting 'Every Day With Optimism' Goes Awry Michael Moore: Fox News Helped Create Generation Of 'Violent Conspiracy Theorists’ Ann Coulter: Trump Should…

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River searched for missing mother-of-five

Last week a man was arrested and bailed until 16 November pending inquiries. Skip Twitter post by @kent_police Marine search unit officers are currently searching the river Darent in #Dartford town centre in connection with the disappearance and potential murder of #NewAshGreen mother of five Sarah Wellgreen. — Kent Police (UK) (@kent_police) October 27, 2018 Image copyright PA Image caption Searches have been conducted in woodland off Scratchers Lane Det Supt Paul Fotheringham has said it was “entirely out of character” for Ms Wellgreen to go missing. He said: “Sarah…

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Man accused of cutting brake lines to face trial in crash

SCRANTON, Pa. – A Pennsylvania man accused of cutting the brake lines in his girlfriend’s car in an effort to get a piece of pipe to use for smoking crack has been ordered to stand trial on criminal homicide charges after she died in an ensuing car crash. Defense attorneys argued Friday that John Jenkins, 40, should face a lesser charge in the Aug. 22 death of 38-year-old Tammy Fox, The (Scranton) Times-Tribune reported . Attorney Jody Kalinowski argued in Lackawanna County that the Dunmore man should face “manslaughter at…

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How To Feel Better About Your Body Post-Pregnancy Betches

Unless you live in a cave (which at this point, I wouldn’t blame you), you’re probably aware that if you ever need a quick slap to your ego and confidence, you can just click on Instagram. Influencers with seemingly perfect lives can be super depressing to follow. Especially for women who have just had a baby. Recently, we spoke with SWEAT Trainer and creator of PWR Weight Training and PWR Post-Pregnancy, Kelsey Wells, on our Diet Starts Tomorrow podcast. She opened up about her struggles with body image and anxiety…

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Extreme Close-Ups of Butterfly Wings by Chris Perani

In an ongoing series of incredible macro composites, photographer Chris Perani captures butterfly wings in exquisite detail that cannot be seen with the naked eye. To achieve these amazing close-ups, Perani uses a 10x microscope objective attached to a 200mm lens. In an interview with Colossal he explains: “The lens must be moved no more than 3 microns per photo to achieve focus across the thickness of the subject which can be up to 8 millimeters. This yields 350 exposures, each with a sliver in focus, that must be composited…

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Boy, 6, dies in hospital after fire

Image caption Firefighters were called to the scene at about 22:40 on Friday Neighbour Jack Hill said his wife heard “a mother’s scream” while they were going to bed, so he ran in and went upstairs to try and save the child, who he had been told was in the front room. Image caption Jack Hill said he was going to bed when he and his wife heard screaming “I ran back up stairs, put the towel around my face [and] tried to put the flames out,” he said. “I…

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At Least 1 Trump Supporter Still Thinks Obama, Clintons Sent Bombs To Themselves

Donald Trump appear to be clinging to the idea that this week’s At least 14 of the packages were sent to high-profile Democrats whom Trump has attacked, including former President Barack Obama and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Reporter Ali Vitali of MSNBC’s “11th Hour” asked an attendee at Friday night’s Trump rally in North Carolina what he thought of the mailed explosives. Even so, Runyon told MSNBC, “they probably had it done. They may have paid him to do it.” That sentiment echoes the “false flag” conspiracy theories that have…

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Astronauts Could Pay A Terrible Price For Traveling To Mars, Says NASA-Funded Study

On its 60th birthday, NASA announced some seriously ambitious goals. Not only does the agency want to make its way back to the moon in 10 years, but they also want to hit up Mars in 20. But just because the space agency says they’re ready to launch people to the Red Planet, it doesn’t mean humans are all that capable of the venture. A new study published in PNAS raises red flags about the health impact of being in space for a prolonged period of time, such as a…

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American Troops On Their Way Home from WWII

Official U.S. Navy photo via the New-York Historical Society During World War II, the New York Harbour was an incredibly busy port. According to the New-York Historical Society: “63 million tons of supplies and more than 3 million men shipped out from New York Harbor, and at the height of the war, a ship left every 15 minutes. The Brooklyn Navy Yard doubled its size and employed 70,000 people, including many women; it became the largest shipbuilding facility in the country at the time.” In this unbelievable scene, we see…

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