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How Soon Is Soon Enough To Learn You Have Alzheimer's?

Jose Belardo of Lansing, Kansas, spent most of his career in the U.S. Public Health Service. He worked on the frontlines of disasters in places like Haiti, Colombia, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. At home with his three kids and wife, Elaine, he'd always been unfailingly reliable, so when he …

Dementia

A Chilling Prediction From a KGB Defector in the 1980's

Ran into this story while reading the comments on Wonkette and I thought it was important enough to repost here. Here is an interview in 1984 from a …

Russia

'Twice as good as them' to get half what they have: Racism and the subpar presidency of Donald Trump

Right after the episode, writer Neil Drumming penned an article for Salon in which he noted the same thing. Drumming writes that, for many black …

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Avenatti says Cohen has more Trump tapes

Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing porn star Stormy Daniels, said Sunday that President Donald Trump's former personal attorney had multiple recordings of conversations with Trump, and that he knew what was on some of them.<p>Appearing on ABC's "This Week", Avenatti said he can confirm there …

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Scarborough: Inviting Putin to the White House is “political suicide” for Trump

<b>Joe Scarborough (NBC News)</b><p>MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said President Trump’s invitation to Putin proves he’s owned by the Kremlin<p>Travis Gettys<p>July 22, 2018 3:29pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Raw Story.<p>MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said President Donald Trump’s invitation to Russian president …

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Illegal hunting has three hunters face thousands of dollars in fines

Three hunters have been charged with fines of $37,000, following an illegal hunting bust in Manitoba.<p>The charges go back to 2015, when two American …

Wildlife

Mike Pence stumps for candidate who said he’ll ’round up some criminal illegals’ in his truck

The vice president went to Macon, Georgia to support Kemp on Saturday.<p>On Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence supported Georgia gubernatorial …

Sanctuary Cities

Rachel Maddow: "Worst-Case Scenario That The President Is A Foreign Agent Suddenly Feels Very Palpable"

Rachel Maddow, host of ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ on MSNBC, joins Joy Reid's 'AM Joy' to discuss the meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir …

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Nature’s Witness: Table for One

A tiny pika nibbles a flower from stem tip to bloom<p>Photograph by Donald M. Jones<br>• PhotoZone<br>• Jun 01, 2018<p><b>AFTER PLUCKING</b> a long-stemmed flower from an …

Nature

What We Know About Michael Cohen’s Tapes

What sort of lawyer surreptitiously tapes his conversations with his client? Donald Trump’s lawyer. On Friday, the <i>Times</i> reported that Michael Cohen, Trump’s sometime attorney and fixer, “secretly recorded a conversation with Mr. Trump two months before the presidential election in which they …

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Trump Demands That N.F.L. Players Stand During Russian National Anthem

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a series of early-morning tweets on Sunday, Donald J. Trump demanded that the Russian national anthem be played before every National Football League game and that all N.F.L. players stand during the performance.<p>Trump asserted that playing the Russian anthem was …

NFL

Dan Coats showed what working for Trump means: The doctrine of constant surprises

There are times when even the most senior of government officials let the mask of responsibility slip and show that they are also human beings capable of normal reactions to unexpected events. How else to explain the response by Daniel Coats, the director of national intelligence, the instant he …

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Trump’s Putin fallout: Inside the White House’s tumultuous week of walk-backs

Executive time began early on Thursday, just after sunrise.<p>Feeling exasperated and feisty as he awoke in the White House residence, President Trump fired off his grievances on Twitter about how the media had been covering his Helsinki summit. And, refusing to be cowed, Trump gave national security …

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In the wake of shootings at a Md. school and newspaper, students and others lobby to end gun violence

If it were a normal summer, Jaxon O’Mara would be on vacation. Mollie Davis and Emmett Lockhart would be hanging out with friends — typical teenager stuff, they said.<p>Instead, they have met with Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and, on Saturday, the man who wants to replace him, Democratic gubernatorial …

Capital Gazette

Kavanaugh papers offer new clues into his views on executive power

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s views on race, executive privilege and whether the Supreme Court ruled correctly in requiring President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes are all contained in a trove of material given to the Senate on Saturday.<p>In a questionnaire released by the Senate …

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‘Your favorite President did nothing wrong’: Trump lashes out at secret Cohen recording

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — President Trump on Saturday vented about a secret recording taped by his former attorney and seized by the FBI, calling both actions “inconceivable” and maintaining that he did nothing wrong.<p>In a morning tweet from his golf course in Bedminster, N.J., Trump said that it was …

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With the release of new documents, Devin Nunes’s memo on Carter Page has gotten even less credible

Earlier this year, the political world was gripped by a stunning accusation from Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) that the government’s application for a warrant to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page was born of bias and almost entirely reliant on a dossier of information compiled on the …

Freedom of Information

Russian billionaire with U.S. investments backed alleged agent Maria Butina, according to a person familiar with her Senate testimony

Maria Butina, the Russian woman charged in federal court lastweek with acting as an unregistered agent of her government, received financial support from Konstantin Nikolaev, a Russian billionaire with investments in U.S. energy and technology companies, according to a person familiar with …

Billionaires

‘It’s really spin’: Carter Page denies being a Russian agent as lawmakers urge Trump to act tougher toward Kremlin

Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page on Sunday denied he was an intelligence agent for Russia, while lawmakers appeared on the morning political shows to urge President Trump to act tougher toward the Kremlin.<p>Page’s denial was his first public response to the release on Saturday of a wiretap …

Russia

Mastering Meditation: 5 Ways Breathwork Can Change Your Life

Our lives are busy. That of course, is an understatement. Every day seems to have increasingly less time with more demands on our energy. So, what is …

Meditation

Top tips for beginners going vegan: Easy ways to make a switch

<i>Hey Ecophiles, I’ve been considering a switch to the vegan lifestyle. I’ve been inching towards a plant-based diet for the past couple of months and</i> …

Blue Cheese

Standoff at LA Trader Joe's ends with one store employee dead, wounded suspect in custody

<b>(CNN) —</b> Los Angeles police identified the suspect in Saturday's deadly armed standoff at a Trader Joe's grocery store as Gene Evin Atkins.<p>Atkins, 28, is being held on one count of murder and other charges soon to be determined, Los Angeles police Officer Drake Madison told CNN on Sunday. His bail …

Los Angeles

FBI Believed Trump Campaign Aide Carter Page Was 'Collaborating' With Russia

The agency's wiretap applications reveal startling suspicions about the onetime Trump campaign adviser.<p>In the months leading up to the 2016 presidential election, the FBI believed that Carter Page, a campaign adviser to Donald Trump, was “conspiring and collaborating with the Russian government,” …

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Tabloid Company, Aiding Trump Campaign, May Have Crossed Line Into Politics

Federal authorities examining the work President Trump’s former lawyer did to squelch embarrassing stories before the 2016 election have come to believe that an important ally in that effort, the tabloid company American Media Inc., at times acted more as a political supporter than as a news …

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Steve Bannon plans right-wing group in Brussels

Donald Trump’s former chief of staff is planning to set up a foundation in Brussels to support right-wing, anti-establishment groups in the run-up to …

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Trump tweets it looks like his campaign spied upon illegally

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that documents released by the FBI relating to a former adviser's ties to Russia showed that his campaign for the 2016 presidential election had been illegally spied upon by U.S. law enforcement, but offered no evidence to support his assertion.<p>…

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Sarah Palin Inviting Putin to W.H. is Smart ... And Alaska's Safe with Me

<b>Sarah Palin</b> thinks <b>President Trump</b> might be on to something good with his idea to invite <b>Vladimir Putin</b> to the White House ... because world leaders …

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Top Alzheimer’s researchers hope that near-100 dementia drugs in trials are moving closer to a breakthrough

The search for an Alzheimer’s disease cure has been dogged by pharmaceutical failures, but a network of the world’s top dementia scientists released …

Dementia

The Daily Bucket: Hawk vs. Crow

I walk the edges of a different golf course these days, within a mile or so of my house, 10 miles west of Portland Oregon. It’s halfway up a ridge on …

Columbia River

White House Protest Continues To Grow After Seven Days, Demonstrators Vow To Occupy ‘Kremlin Annex’

Supporters have donated more than $50,000 to keep the protests going.<p>Protests just outside the White House continue to grow nearly one week after …

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