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Trump directs DoD to establish a Space Force in a surprise announcement today

“We are going to have the Air Force and we’re going to have the Space Force, separate but equal.”<p>President Donald Trump directed the Department of Defense and the Pentagon to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the Armed Forces in a meeting with the National Space Council today.<p>“We are …

Donald Trump

Catalonia reopens diplomatic offices abroad

At a press conference symbolically held at the Catalan representation in Brussels, he said that the diplomatic network would "defend Catalan …

Europe

Discover more reasons to visit Catalonia

To many, Catalonia conjures images of Barcelona and Antoni Gaudí's fantastical Sagrada Familia church. While the city is must-see, a visit to this …

Pablo Picasso

Catalonia the Big Challenge for Spain's Sanchez, Survey Shows

The separatist challenge in Catalonia is the most important issue for Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez as his new government starts to administer Spain, …

Budget Deficit

Trump orders creation of a stand-alone Space Force

President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the Pentagon to establish a stand-alone Space Force as a new branch of the armed forces.<p>"We are going to have the Air Force, and we are going to have the Space Force, separate but equal," Trump said at a meeting of the National Space Council at the White …

Donald Trump

Trump's Moon Shot May Start With Robots Before Astronauts

President Donald Trump called for a new “Space Force” to be added to the U.S. military as an armed service separate from the Pentagon’s five …

Space Exploration

Melania Trump is basically an anti-Trumper

First Lady Melania Trump, an immigrant, “hates to see” other immigrants have their children ripped out of their arms and stored in former Walmarts.<p>The First Lady doesn’t typically descend from her tower to comment on the dirty world of politics, but apparently the images of crying toddlers and …

Donald Trump

Sessions: Building a wall will end family separations at border

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that Congress could end the practice of separating children at the border from their parents …

Immigration

Supreme Court rejects Republican bid to block Maryland electoral district

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed Republican voters in Maryland by refusing for now to block congressional district lines drawn by Democrats to maximize partisan advantage.<p>The unsigned decision sidestepped a major ruling on the practice called partisan gerrymandering. …

U.S. Supreme Court

Justice Department deputy wins Supreme Court case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled for the Trump administration in a case about prison terms that was argued by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.<p>The justices said in a 5-3 decision Monday that judges need not provide detailed explanations when modifying a prison sentence. The case …

U.S. Department of Justice

Merriam-Webster burns Trump over misspelling in one of his very worst tweets

President Donald Trump sent some awful tweets on Monday morning about his administration's policy of separating children from their parents at our …

Donald Trump

Supreme Court allows retaliatory arrest lawsuit to move forward

The Supreme Court on Monday gave a civic activist in Florida another shot at proving that his arrest at a city council meeting was in retaliation for his criticism of public officials.<p>The court said it was ruling narrowly for Fane Lozman, whose battles with the Riviera Beach City Council are …

City Politics

Trump's outside advisers see little upside in joining White House as staff

Even as the West Wing empties, the president's political confidants are keeping their TV perches, where they have access with none of the burdens of working in government.<p>“Believe me, everybody wants to work in the White House,” President Donald Trump told reporters in March — but as staff continue …

Donald Trump

Coal Plants Keep Shutting Despite Trump’s Order to Rescue Them

President Donald Trump has ordered a rescue of the nation’s struggling coal and nuclear power industries, but that doesn’t mean utilities are …

Fossil Fuels

The Mooch tells Trump: End "inhumane" child separation policy

Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said that President Trump should end his administration's "zero tolerance" border …

Donald Trump

Sarah Sanders Is Not the Problem

The White House press secretary is the target of a lot of hate from the anti-Trump resistance, but her departure won't solve anything.<p>When a report that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was planning on leaving the White House circulated Wednesday, it's safe to say few people were …

Donald Trump

The 10 Fruits and Vegetables This Nutritionist Buys When She's on a Budget — Shopping

Shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables at the grocery store is one of my favorite chores for the entire week, and no, I'm not even kidding! (I like …

Nutrition

Supreme Court sidesteps partisan gerrymandering cases, let maps stand for now

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped two major cases concerning partisan gerrymandering, allowing controversial district maps to stand and be used in this fall's midterm elections.<p>The 9-0 ruling authored by Chief Justice John Roberts in a Wisconsin case is a blow to Democrats …

Judiciary

Astronomers Have Figured Out Why Venus Has a Mysterious Bulge in Its Atmosphere

Our neighbour is just plain weird.<p>A mysteriously fluctuating bulge observed in the atmosphere of Venus now has a more concrete explanation. According …

Astronomy

The Shift From 4G to 5G Will Change Just About Everything

Telecom experts are going so far as to herald the arrival of 5G as the advent of the fourth industrial revolution. There are an ever-expanding number …

Telecoms

These U.S. places will pay you just for living there

It’s no secret that where we choose to live can have a big impact on our finances, from the job opportunities we can access to the cost of living. …

Income Tax

Rendell, ex-Pennsylvania governor, says he has Parkinson's

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said Monday that he was diagnosed 3½ years ago with Parkinson's disease, but said he believes that treatment has stopped the progression of the disease and he has maintained his quality of life.<p>The 74-year-old Rendell made the announcement …

Government

‘It was either me or the cat’: Georgia woman kills rabid bobcat with her bare hands

DeDe Phillips grew up in the country, and she knew all about bobcats — including how they kill.<p>“They go for your jugular,” the Georgia woman recently told OnlineAthens. “[B]ecause when they can get the vein you’re dead in a couple of minutes.”<p>That intel on the wildcat’s attack plan may have been …

Crime

Trump just tweeted that “crime in Germany is way up.” It’s actually at its lowest level since 1992.

You’ll be shocked to learn the president sometimes says untrue things.<p>Donald Trump decided this morning to take a very odd step of sounding off about the domestic politics of a major ally, Germany. His core factual assertion that “crime in Germany is way up” is the opposite of true.<p>On the contrary, …

Donald Trump

Supreme Court punts on two cases regarding partisan election districts

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sidestepped a potentially historic ruling Monday that would have blocked states from drawing election maps intended to help one political party dominate the other, but the issue may return in 2019.<p>The justices unanimously found procedural faults with challenges …

North Carolina

Japan earthquake: Child and two men dead and hundreds injured - BBC News

<b>A strong earthquake in Osaka, Japan has killed at least three people, including a child, and injured more than 200.</b><p>Airports in the area were closed for several hours, train lines interrupted and factories had to halt production.<p>The 6.1 magnitude quake did not trigger a tsunami warning and nuclear …

Natural Disasters

Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton.<p>The meeting between Stone and a man who identified himself as Henry …

Donald Trump

Leading Republicans Join Democrats in Pushing Trump to Halt Family Separations

WASHINGTON — Leading figures of both parties demanded on Sunday that President Trump halt his administration’s practice of separating children from their parents when apprehended at the border, as the issue further polarized the already divisive immigration debate in Washington.<p>Republican …

Immigration

Panama to make World Cup debut against strong Belgium team

MOSCOW (AP) — Panama earned its first ever World Cup berth and couldn't wait to begin its adventure on soccer's biggest stage.<p>Then the team drew Belgium for its opening match.<p>The Group G game in Sochi on Monday could be rather lopsided because Belgium, at least on paper, should be a contender for …

Soccer

Steven Zuber denies Brazil opening win as Switzerland secure a point

This was not how Brazil had scripted it. The five-times world champions were in control thanks to a Philippe Coutinho screamer and the first step of the mission to avenge the trauma from the previous finals looked set to be sure-footed.<p>Brazil swaggered about for much of the first half with Neymar – …

Soccer