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Parents of Charlie Gard, Ill British Infant, Abandon Effort to Prolong His Life – New York Times

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

Great Ormond Street Hospital, the London pediatric institution that has been treating Charlie since October, has argued for months that letting the child die was the only humane course of action. It won a series of court rulings allowing it to turn off life support for Charlie. “We are more sorry than I have words to say,” the hospital’s lawyer, Katie Gollop, told the parents in court. The hospital has…

Switzerland chainsaw attack: Police hunt Schaffhausen attacker – BBC News

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

Image copyright EPA Image caption Central parts of Schaffhausen have been sealed off by police Police are hunting for a man who attacked five people with a chainsaw in the Swiss town of Schaffhausen. Franz Wrousis is alleged to have launched his assault at a health insurance office shortly after 10:30 local time (08:30 GMT). The attack sparked a manhunt involving more than 100 officers from both Switzerland and Germany….

Most presidents rely on expertise. Trump treats experts like the enemy. – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

President Trump shakes hands with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt during an energy roundtable. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump’s policy agenda is in trouble. After nearly seven months of intramural fighting and several dramatic reversals, the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act died in the Senate. By the end of last week, even the most stalwart opponents of Obamacare seemed ready to move on. At the…

The Daily 202: Trump marginalizes experts, debases expertise – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

Newly named White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci listens Friday to press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speak in the briefing room. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) THE BIG IDEA: Donald Trump, the first president in American history to take office with no prior governing or military experience, has appointed someone with no professional communications experience to be White House communications director. Making his debut on the Sunday shows, former hedge fund manager…

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 2 Recap: Dark Reunions – New York Times

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

[Want exclusive “Game of Thrones” explainers as well as the internet’s best articles on this week’s episode? Sign up for our Season 7 newsletter here.] Advertisement Continue reading the main story The letter was met with almost universal scorn from the northerners, who distrust both Targaryens and Lannisters. (Even the stalwart Lady Mormont urged Jon to refuse the call.) The reactions were one of several alliance scenes in this Risk-board…

9 people dead after sweltering tractor-trailer found at San Antonio Walmart – CNN

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

(CNN)At least nine people are dead after a phone call from a Walmart employee led to the discovery of dozens of undocumented immigrants severely injured in the back of a tractor-trailer in Texas early Sunday, according to federal authorities. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘us/2017/07/23/san-antonio-fire-chief-austere-conditions-trailer-bodies-new-day-weekend.cnn’,width: ’100%’,height: ’100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_21′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ’100%’,frameHeight: ’100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170723070412-san-antonio-tractor-trailer-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170723070412-san-antonio-tractor-trailer-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170723070412-san-antonio-tractor-trailer-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170723070412-san-antonio-tractor-trailer-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170723070412-san-antonio-tractor-trailer-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170723070412-san-antonio-tractor-trailer-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170723070412-san-antonio-tractor-trailer-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer =…

9 people dead after at least 39 were found packed in a sweltering tractor-trailer in San Antonio – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

SAN ANTONIO — It began with a desperate request for water and a Walmart employee’s suspicions about a tractor-trailer parked outside. That led officials on Sunday to discover at least 39 people packed into a sweltering trailer, several of them on the verge of death — their skin hot to the touch, their hearts dangerously racing — and eight men already dead. Another would die later at a hospital. Authorities…

Anthony Scaramucci, New Communications Chief, Woos Trump on TV – New York Times

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

On the talk shows, there was little by way of detailed discussion of Mr. Trump’s agenda, perhaps a product of Mr. Scaramucci’s recent arrival in the role — which perhaps also explained a contradictory message aired on Sunday. Regarding the new Russian sanctions legislation agreed to by House and Senate conferees, Mr. Scaramucci said the president had not yet made up his mind about signing them, a statement that was…

The Phelps vs. shark charade was another bizarre episode of humans racing animals – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

Legendary track star Jesse Owens is shown on the starting line just before he raced a horse on Dec. 26, 1936. (AP) This post has been updated to reflect that Michael Phelps did not actually race a shark. A few months after embarrassing Adolf Hitler by winning four gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Jesse Owens traveled to Cuba for an exhibition race against Julio McCaw. Owens was…

Snooty The Manatee Dies, And A Florida Community Mourns – NPR

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

Snooty the manatee, seen here in 2013, died after becoming trapped in an underwater plumbing area, according to the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, Fla. Tamara Lush/AP hide caption toggle caption Tamara Lush/AP Snooty the manatee, seen here in 2013, died after becoming trapped in an underwater plumbing area, according to the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, Fla. Tamara Lush/AP Two days after his 69th birthday, Snooty the manatee has…

GOP despairs at inability to deliver – Politico

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

The Republican Party is more powerful than it’s been in more than a decade — and yet it has never seemed so weak. Continuing chaos in the White House has been punctuated by the failure to deliver on the GOP’s seven-year pledge to overhaul Obamacare, and has many asking whether the party can capitalize on the sweeping victories it has achieved at the federal, state, and local levels. Story Continued…

At Least 9 Die After Being Trapped in Truck at a Walmart in San Antonio – New York Times

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

Photo San Antonio police officers at a Walmart parking lot on Sunday with the tractor-trailer where eight people were found dead. Credit Eric Gay/Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — The authorities here discovered eight bodies in a tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot early Sunday morning in what they said was a human trafficking crime that underscored the perils facing migrants trying to enter the United States by any means available….

5 Reasons Why Health Care Bill Would Fail, 3 Why It May Not – NBC New York

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

There are many reasons why the Senate will probably reject Republicans’ crowning bill razing much of former President Barack Obama’s health care law. There are fewer why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might revive it and avert a GOP humiliation. Leaders say the Senate will vote Tuesday on their health care legislation. They’ve postponed votes twice because too many Republicans were poised to vote no. That could happen again. The…

Two Jordanians die in shooting at Israeli embassy in Amman: security source – Reuters

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

AMMAN (Reuters) – Two Jordanians died from wounds inflicted during a shooting on Sunday in the compound of the heavily-guarded Israeli embassy that also wounded an Israeli, police and a security source said. Police said earlier that the two Jordanians worked for a furniture firm and entered the embassy compound before the shooting to do repairs. Police did not identify the wounded Israeli, and few other details were immediately available….

Schumer: Democrats were ‘namby-pamby’ – Politico

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

“We were too cautious, we were too namby-pamby,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said on ABC’s “This Week | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo By Kevin Robillard 07/23/2017 11:22 AM EDT Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Sunday promised a bolder economic message for the Democratic Party, including the potential for single-payer health care. “We were too cautious, we were too namby-pamby,” Schumer said on ABC’s “This Week.” “This is sharp, bold and…

The Unconventional Anthony Scaramucci – National Review

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

The news media are dismissing the new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci much the same way they derided Donald Trump. “A P.T. Barnum in a Ferragamo tie” is how the New York Times referred to Scaramucci after his appointment on Friday. The Times ridiculed his initial appearance before reporters, accusing him of being “over the top” for professing his love of Donald Trump and his administration and for…

White House offers muddled message on Russia sanctions legislation – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Sunday that the White House supports a new Russia sanctions bill; White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, however, said the president has not made a decision. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Sunday that the Trump administration supports new legislation to punish Russia for its meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its aggression toward Ukraine. Speaking on ABC’s “This…

‘Ruthless human smugglers’ blamed for deaths of 8 people left in a truck in 100-degree Texas heat – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Police in San Antonio found eight people dead and 20 severely injured inside a tractor trailer in a Wal-Mart parking lot early Sunday morning in an incident local officials described as a “horrific” human trafficking tragedy. Late Saturday night, someone from the 18-wheeler approached a store employee in the parking lot to ask for water, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said at a news conference. After coming back with…

Scaramucci: Trump still doesn’t accept intelligence conclusion on Russia – CNN

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

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Kushner Faces Questions Monday on Russia Ties – NBCNews.com

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

When Jared Kushner sits down on Monday with staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee, he is expected to be questioned about his relationships with Russian officials, including his participation in a meeting last year with a Kremlin-linked lawyer. Kushner’s attorney has said his client will fully cooperate. “As Mr. Kushner has been saying since March, he has been and is prepared to voluntarily cooperate and provide whatever information he has…

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