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Syrians and Russians stop international inspectors from visiting site of suspected chemical attack

Inspectors from an international agency sent to collect air, water and ground samples from the site of a suspected poison gas attack in Syria this month were blocked Monday by Russian and Syrian forces for security reasons, the watchdog group’s director said. The delay in obtaining independent...
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Cave diver says he might sue Elon Musk after Musk suggests he's a pedophile
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:40:00 +0200
A British cave diver involved in the rescue of 12 Thai soccer players and their coach said he would consider taking legal action against Elon Musk after the Tesla Inc. and SpaceX chief executive suggested on Twitter that the diver was a pedophile. On...
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The world has never seen a Category 6 hurricane. But the day may be coming
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 22:15:00 +0200
As a ferocious hurricane bears down on South Florida, water managers desperately lower canals in anticipation of 4 feet of rain. Everyone east of Dixie Highway is ordered evacuated, for fear of a menacing storm surge. Forecasters debate whether the storm...
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What time does the home run derby start?
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:25:00 +0200
The 2018 home run derby takes place Monday night at Nationals Park in Washington. The event starts at 5 p.m. EDT and will be broadcast on ESPN and the Watch ESPN app. Dodgers infielder Max Muncy will be taking part in his first derby, which will follow...
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The military is building a space plane. Now it looks to have an engine up to the task
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:00:00 +0200
A decade after the U.S. Air Force commissioned the next generation of GPS satellites, the first of these spacecraft is finally set to launch into orbit later this year. As with other national security missions, a roughly 200-foot-tall rocket will blast...
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Trump resists Mueller interview, leaving difficult decision on subpoena before fall elections
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:45:00 +0200
After months of negotiations failed to secure an interview with President Trump, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III warned the president’s lawyers during a contentious meeting this spring that he could use a grand jury subpoena if necessary to compel...
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John Cynn wins $8.8 million with World Series of Poker title
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:55:00 +0200
The 2018 World Series of Poker champion is an Indiana resident and professional player who barely missed the cut for the final table two years ago. John Cynn won the series' marquee no-limit Texas Hold ’em main event Sunday in Las Vegas, surrounded...
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Trump sends high-level delegation to Mexico in overture to new leader
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:45:00 +0200
After a year and a half of turmoil, the Trump administration is attempting to repair its frazzled relations with close ally Mexico, dispatching a high-level delegation to meet the country’s next president. On Friday, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo...
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Northrop Grumman employee seen on video at violent white supremacist rally no longer employed at company
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 19:15:00 +0200
Michael Miselis, a Northrop Grumman systems engineer who allegedly is a member of a white supremacist organization and participated in a violent rally in Charlottesville, Va., last summer no longer is employed at the company, a Northrop Grumman spokesman...
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The economy is hot, yet many U.S. workers feel left behind. A new report sheds some light
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 14:00:00 +0200
The U.S. labor market is hot. Unemployment is at 3.8%, a level it’s hit only once since the 1960s, and many industries report deep labor shortages. Old theories of what’s wrong with the labor market — such as a lack of people with necessary skills...
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Lonzo Ball 'isn’t running from the competition' after Rajon Rondo joins Lakers
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 06:15:00 +0200
Rajon Rondo doesn’t see himself as a backup. Lonzo Ball has been the Lakers starting point guard since they drafted him second overall last year. Something’s got to give. The Lakers and Rondo reached agreement Monday on a one-year deal worth $9 million....
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Lakers beat Cavaliers in double overtime to advance to second straight Summer League final
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 05:30:00 +0200
Josh Hart scored 37 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Lakers to a 112-109 double-overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday in the semifinals of the NBA Summer League. The Lakers advanced to the championship game for a second straight...
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Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles returning to competition July 28
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 05:20:00 +0200
Simone Biles is ready to let the world in on her comeback. The reigning Olympic champion gymnast will return to competition for the first time since winning four gold medals in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro when she competes in the U.S. Classic in...
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Dodgers' Muncy finds that swinging for the fences in the home run derby is exhausting
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:55:00 +0200
Midway through his second round at the home run derby, as he tried in vain to distance himself from eventual champion Bryce Harper, Dodgers infielder Max Muncy felt the cumulative weight of swinging for the fences. “You can’t really feel your hands,”...
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When it comes to media days, no one does it quite like the Southeastern Conference
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:15:00 +0200
At roughly the same time that President Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, faced reporters in Finland, a different sort of news conference was beginning here. The head of the Southeastern Conference stepped into an expansive room carpeted...
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Ford to spend up to $299 million to settle Takata air bag lawsuits
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:10:00 +0200
Ford Motor Co. has agreed to spend up to $299 million to settle lawsuits filed by owners of about 6 million vehicles with potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators. The agreement announced Monday must get court approval. It covers owners who contend...
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