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President Trump, accompanied by Apollo 11 astronauts Michael Collins, second from left, and Buzz Aldrin, second from right, with Vice President Pence and first lady Melania Trump, speaks during a photo opportunity commemorating the 50th anniversary of the
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July 19, 2019 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump marked the 50th anniversary of the first human steps on the moon at an Oval Office meeting Friday with former Apollo 11 astronauts . Flanked by Buzz Aldrin, Mike Collins and the family of mission commander Neil Armstrong in the Oval Office, Trump was briefed...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he departs the White House in Washington, DC, on July 17, 2019. Trump announced on Thursday that he will nominate Gene Scalia, former Justice Antonin Scalia's son, as secretary of labor.
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July 18, 2019 - 9:24 pm
By Allie Malloy and Caroline Kelly, CNN (CNN) -- President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he will nominate Gene Scalia, former Justice Antonin Scalia's son, as secretary of labor -- replacing Alex Acosta, who resigned over the fallout from theplea deal he negotiated for Jeffrey Epstein in...
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President Donald Trump says a US ship "destroyed" an Iranian drone on Thursday.
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July 18, 2019 - 5:29 pm
By Zachary Cohen, Kevin Liptak, Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne, CNN (CNN) -- President Donald Trump said Thursday that the USS Boxer downed an Iranian drone that came within 1,000 yards of the Navy ship and ignored "multiple calls to stand down" -- marking yet another escalation in the already tense...
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July 18, 2019 - 2:00 pm
( WCBS 880 ) — A retired FDNY firefighter, who labored at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, has died, making him the 200th member of the department to succumb to World Trade Center attack-related illness. “It is almost incomprehensible that after losing 343 members...
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In this July 30, 2008, file photo, Jeffrey Epstein, center, appears in court in West Palm Beach, Fla.
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July 18, 2019 - 11:45 am
By Tom Hays and Larry Nuemeister, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A judge denied bail Thursday for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges after prosecutors argued the jet-setting defendant is a danger to the public and might flee the country. The federal judge's ruling means...
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After a doctor leaving Jamaica is told by American Airlines to cover up in a blanket, CNN Travel then asks: What rights do airline passengers have in the air? It turns out the answer is complicated.
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July 17, 2019 - 9:06 pm
Jen Rose Smith, CNN (CNN) -- After a Jamaican vacation ended in humiliation aboard an American Airlines flight in June, the ensuing controversy reignited debate about passengers' rights. Dr. Latisha Rowe was leaving Jamaica on a flight to Miami when an American Airlines employee told her she'd have...
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Democratic Rep. Al Green says the House is expected to vote Wednesday on his resolution to impeach President Donald Trump, in what amounts to the most direct challenge yet to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's handling of the impeachment question.
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July 17, 2019 - 6:11 pm
By Jeremy Herb and Manu Raju, CNN (CNN) -- The House on Wednesday easily defeated an effort from a Texas Democrat to impeach President Donald Trump in the first vote that Congress has taken related to impeachment since Democrats took control of the chamber. Rep. Al Green was able to force the vote...
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Pita Pal Foods is recalling 87 types of hummus products over concerns about potential listeria contamination, according to the US Food and Drug Administration.
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July 17, 2019 - 2:33 pm
By Michelle Lou, CNN (CNN) -- Pita Pal Foods is recalling 87 types of hummus products over concerns about potential listeria contamination, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. The recalled products were made between May 30 and June 25 before being distributed across the United States...
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In this Feb. 22, 2014, file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City.
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July 17, 2019 - 10:41 am
By Tom Hayes Associated Pres s NEW YORK (AP) — The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel his way out of trouble. A federal judge in Brooklyn handed...
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