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Trump accuses Iran of lying as possible US-UK cracks appear on Gulf security

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said Monday he is less inclined to make a deal with Iran as Tehran claimed to have arrested CIA operatives and US allies announced their own effort to secure shipping in the Persian Gulf, in a possible sign of division with Washington. “Heavy heart’ Trump made his comments as the US and Iran continue to accuse each other of lying about tanker seizures, drone shootdowns and more, adding to the confusion surrounding escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf. The President spoke shortly after Iran claimed that…

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Pennsylvania county says it will never put children in foster care for school lunch debt

(CNN)People in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, were shocked last week when a local school district sent hundreds of letters telling parents who owed lunch money for their children to pay up or else the kids could go into foster care, County Manager David Pedri said. “Your child has been sent to school every day without money and without a breakfast and/or lunch,” the letter said, adding that failure to provide children with food could result in parents being sent to Dependency Court. “If you are taken to Dependency court, the result…

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This Day in History: July 21

The tragedy of Waco. (Getty Images / Courtesy of the Smithsonian Channel) 2000: Special Counsel John C. Danforth concludes “with 100 percent certainty” that the federal government is innocent of wrongdoing in the siege that killed 80 members of the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, in 1993. 2008: Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, one of the world’s top war crimes fugitives, is arrested in a Belgrade suburb by Serbian security forces. (He would sentenced by a U.N. court in 2019 to life imprisonment after being convicted of genocide, crimes against humanity…

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Twitter allowed verified user to make anti-Semitic death threats for 3 months

a blatantly violent and anti-Semitic tweet by Egyptian actor Hesham MansourThe tweet garnered about 250 retweets and more than 1,000 replies, with many users commenting that theyd reported the tweet. But it wasnt taken down until almost 12 hours after it was posted. According to screenshots shared by other users, this wasnt the first time Mansour tweeted out such violent comments about Jews to his 800,000 followers. In fact, the last few months were a build-up to his ultimately violent threat. This *creature* has over 800 *thousand* followers. 800 thousand…

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Justin Bieber Thanks Trump For A$AP Rocky Help, Then Lashes Him Over Kids In Cages

Justin Bieber was so grateful to President A$AP Rocky from Swedish detention — for a New York minute. Before his tweet thanking the president was finished, Bieber went after Trump for putting immigrant children in cages. a plea from MAGA booster Kanye West, the president talked to Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven on the phone Saturday to advocate for A$AP Rocky, who is being investigated in connection with a street fight in Stockholm. Trump even offered to vouch for his bail. A$AP Rocky, whose legal name is Rakim Mayers, has been…

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150 Million Year Old Dinosaur Footprints in France

© P. Dumas In the Jura Mountains, outside the French village of Plagne, you will find a ~500ft/150m long stretch of dinosaur footprints dating back 150 million years. After examination, scientists from the Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon (CNRS / ENS de Lyon / Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University), the Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans (CNRS / Université Clermont Auvergne / Université Jean Monnet / IRD), and the Pterosaur Beach Museum concluded the tracks were left by a Sauropod measuring at least 115ft/35m long and weighing no less than 35 tonnes.…

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Rep. Elijah Cummings: ‘No Doubt’ Trump Is A Racist

Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said he has “no doubt” President “What I’m hearing over and over again from my constituents is, please save our democracy,” Cummings told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. Asked if he believes Trump is a racist, Cummings said yes. the racism he faced in the 1960s. were not racist. All four women are Americans. Omar immigrated to the U.S. from Somalia as a refugee when she was 8 years old. The other three were born in the U.S. Trump claimed he was “not happy” with the “send…

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Jeffree Star Starting Drama Again! Cardi B Fighting And Disrespected! Bhad Bhabie’s Millions! AND… – Perez Hilton

Jeffree Star can’t stay out of drama! This time it’s with Kylie Jenner! Put some respect on Cardi B‘s name! Jermaine Dupri is the latest to talk smack on her! Bhad Bhabie is slaying the rap game! R. Kelly arrested by the feds! He’s screwed! The very latest on Jenelle Evans‘ mess! And more of today’s hottest topics, including Jersey Shore, Cameron Boyce, Beverly Hills 90201, Dog The Bounty Hunter and MORE! Watch! LINKS BELOW! Enjoy! SHARE! And CLICK HERE for more of Perez’s daily recap videos! JEFFREE STAR beefing…

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Lightning strike at Florida beach leaves 8 injured

(CNN)A lightning strike Sunday at a Florida beach injured eight people, Clearwater Police Department Lt. Michael Ogliaruso said. Four people, including the man struck by lightning, were taken to the hospital, Ogliaruso said Three of those taken to the hospital had non-life threatening injuries. The three others involved declined treatment. It’s not uncommon for people to stay on the beach and watch the storms, Ogliaruso said. “It was one of those bad Florida storms. It came and now it’s gone sunny and clear out,” Ogliaruso said. “As dangerous as they…

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‘While the city burns’: San Francisco just took a big crap on people trying to quit smoking (but heroin users can rest easy)

San Francisco’s government has really got its priorities in order: BREAKING: San Francisco has banned the sale of Juuls and other e-cigarettes, becoming the first U.S. city to do so https://t.co/IRENFT5GBV pic.twitter.com/wpKMYahkqM — Bloomberg (@business) June 25, 2019 More from Bloomberg: The city voted Tuesday to ban sales of e-cigarettes, making it illegal to sell nicotine vaporizer products in stores or for online retailers to ship the goods to San Francisco addresses. The ban will be the first of its kind to go into effect in the U.S. The ordinance will now go…

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