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SpaceX rocket launched from Florida carrying NASA planet-hunting telescope

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Wednesday on SpaceX's first high-priority science mission for NASA, a planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system that might be capable of harboring life.<p>The Transit Exoplanet …

The 10 Best Places to Live in America (Some Will Surprise You)

U.S. News & World Report ranked the most livable cities in the U.S. across a wide range of variables<p>What are the best places in the United States to live and work? Every year, <i>U.S. News & World Report</i> sets out to answer that question, ranking the 125 most populous metropolitan areas in the nation to …

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Mark Cuban says someone has to say 'don't listen to the president'

Kevin O’Leary, O’Shares ETFs chairman, discusses an exchange with 'Shark Tank' co-host Mark Cuban about President Trump making impulsive economic …

Money Won't Make You Happy. Here's What Will, According to Science

Consider this when making big career choices.<p><i>At age 25, would you pursue a well-paying corporate job that makes you unhappy or a hobby that makes you happy but has no guarantee to pay the bills? originally appeared on Quora -- the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from</i> …

The White House's Credibility Problem Is Getting Worse — Not Better

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>The White House’s credibility problem is getting worse, not better…<p>WASHINGTON — It’s no secret that the Trump administration and its allies have a significant …

My Party Is in Denial About Donald Trump

We created him, and now we're rationalizing him. When will it stop?<p>Who could blame the people who felt abandoned and ignored by the major parties for reaching in despair for a candidate who offered oversimplified answers to infinitely complex questions and managed to entertain them in the process? …

Political Science

The Anthony Scaramucci Era Will Be Freakish, Embarrassing and All Too Short

I already miss Anthony Scaramucci. Of course, he hasn’t officially been fired yet <i>(checks Twitter),</i> or committed suicide by jumping into boiling steak …

Anthony Scaramucci out as White House communications director

<b>(CNN) —</b> Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House communications director, the latest sign of chaos inside the Trump administration.<p>Scaramucci's ouster is the most recent high-profile departure from the Trump White House. Chief of Staff Reince Priebus resigned at the end of last week, replaced by …

Republicans are begging Trump not to sabotage Obamacare

Trump has taken these key payments hostage. Cost-sharing reductions, explained.<p>Obamacare’s biggest challenge right now has nothing to do with the stalled Republican bid to repeal and replace it. Instead, it’s President Donald Trump’s threats to undermine obscure but important payments that help …

Lindsey Graham: Trump Told Me He’s Willing To Go To War With North Korea

"There will be a war with North Korea over their missile program if they continue to try to hit America with an ICBM.”<p>Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says President Donald Trump is ready for war with North Korea if the rogue nation doesn’t cease its development of a nuclear missile capable of reaching …

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With baby steps, Senate Republicans abandoning the president

WASHINGTON (AP) — There wasn't a dramatic public break or an exact moment it happened. But step by step, Senate Republicans are turning their backs …

Exclusive: Jared Kushner's White House connection still being used to lure Chinese investors

Jared Kushner's status as a top aide to President Donald Trump was used to lure Chinese investors to his family's New Jersey development, even after his family's company apologized for mentioning his name during a sales pitch in May, CNN has found.<p>References to Kushner are part of online promotions …

S&P 500 dented by earnings; Dow hits record high

(Reuters) - The S&P 500 slipped on Friday on negative reactions to earnings reports from high-profile names such as Amazon, Exxon and Starbucks and a drop in shares of tobacco companies.<p>The Dow industrials, however, set a record high, buoyed by Chevron (CVX.N) after the energy company’s …

Lawsuit: Ohio police shooting of black man wasn't justified

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawsuit alleges Ohio police shot and mortally wounded a black man without justification and then conspired to provide misleading information about the July 7 confrontation.<p>Columbus police say two officers spotted 30-year-old Kareem Ali Nadir Jones walking between cars and …

REPORT: Sessions about to announce big LEAK investigations…

There isn’t much here yet, but apparently the word on the street is that Sessions is going to make a big announcement soon about several criminal …

US stocks dip; drops for tech stocks offset telecom gains

Alaska senator unfazed by Trump tweet

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Twitter admonishment from President Donald Trump didn't seem to faze U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a moderate Republican whose …

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Russian Government ‘No Doubt’ Behind Trump Jr. Meeting, Opponent Tells Senators

William “Bill” Browder, a financier and longtime critic of the Russian government, told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday “there is no …

Wells Fargo in another scandal, this time in auto lending

How Home-Grown Tomatoes And Misread Tea Leaves Led To Pointless Police Raid On Innocent Family's Home

When Bob Harte took his two young kids shopping with him at an organic gardening store in Kansas City, Missouri, he had no idea that he had …

North Korea tests another ICBM, putting U.S. cities in range

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday it had conducted another successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that proved its ability to strike America’s mainland, drawing a sharp warning from U.S. President Donald Trump and a rebuke from China.<p>However, later on …

Trump pushes out Priebus, names DHS' Kelly WH chief of staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — His White House in turmoil, President Donald Trump abruptly announced late Friday he was appointing Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to be his chief of staff, ending the tumultuous six-month tenure of Reince Priebus.<p>After months of speculation about Priebus' fate, Trump …

Trump Chief Of Staff Priebus Is Out — In Biggest White House Staff Shake-Up Yet

<b>Updated at 8 p.m. ET</b><p>He rose from relative state-party obscurity and reached an unlikely pinnacle as the man responsible for the agenda of the president of the United States.<p>Now, Reince Priebus is out of that job as White House chief of staff in the most significant shake-up of the rocky Trump …

Sessions discussed Trump campaign-related matters with Russian ambassador, U.S. intelligence intercepts show

By Adam Entous<p>, Reporter<p>Ellen Nakashima<p>, Reporter<p>Greg Miller<p>, Reporter<p>Russia’s ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, contrary to public …

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Trump dangles possibility of tilting playing field for U.S. companies

President Donald Trump pledged Monday to even the playing field for American companies, and to possibly even tilt it their way.<p>“It’s not fair to the United States, and that’s why I’m here. And I believe it’s one of the primary reasons you elected me and Mike — I mean, that’s why we’re here,” Trump, …

Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by Moscow

By Greg Jaffe<p>, Reporter<p>Adam Entous<p>, Reporter<p>President Trump has decided to end the CIA’s covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the government of Bashar al-Assad, a move long sought by Russia, according to U.S. officials.<p>The program was a central plank of a policy begun by …

Middle East

Yes, Trump's Attacks on His Justice Department Are a Huge Problem

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>Yes, Trump’s attacks on his Justice Department are a huge problem<p>If you were outraged — legitimately so — by Bill Clinton’s tarmac meeting with former Obama …

Exclusive: Mueller asks WH staff to preserve all documents relating to June 2016 meeting

<b>(CNN) —</b> Special counsel Robert Mueller has asked the White House to preserve all documents relating to the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort had with a Russian lawyer and others, according to a source who has seen the letter.<p>Mueller sent a …

Can President Trump pardon himself?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> <i>Late Thursday, The Washington Post reported</i> that President Donald Trump is seeking to understand his pardon power, a development that seems directly linked to the ongoing special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the …

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Sean Hannity will no longer receive Buckley Award after controversy

Fox News Channel star anchor Sean Hannity will no longer receive the conservative Media Research Center's William F. Buckley Award for Media Excellence at its September 21 gala, sources familiar with the situation tell CNN.<p>Buckley, the founder of the National Review, who died in 2008, was hailed in …

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