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The Amazon is on fire – how bad is it? – BBC News

Friday, August 23, 2019

Image copyright Planet Labs Inc Thousands of fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil – the most intense blazes for almost a decade. The northern states of Roraima, Acre, Rondônia and Amazonas have been particularly badly affected. However, images purported to be of the fires – including some shared under the hashtag #PrayforAmazonas – have been shown to be decades old or not even in Brazil. So what’s actually…

U.S Coast Guard, JFRD continuing active search for missing firemen until sundown – FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXX

Friday, August 23, 2019

The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department and the U.S. Coast Guard announced that they will be suspending active search operations for the two missing firemen who left out of Port Canaveral on Friday and never returned. “We had to make the extremely difficult decision to suspend the search at sundown,” said U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Mark Vlaun. “But when suspend a search we never stop operating.” …

Fires are raging in the Amazon forest. Here’s how you can help slow all rainforest loss – CNN

Friday, August 23, 2019

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Fires are raging in the Amazon forest. Here’s how you can help slow all rainforest loss – CNN

Friday, August 23, 2019

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Fires are raging in the Amazon forest. Here’s how you can help slow all rainforest loss – CNN

Friday, August 23, 2019

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds.

Fires are raging in the Amazon forest. Here’s how you can help slow all rainforest loss – CNN

Friday, August 23, 2019

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds.

The Trump economy: A chaotic, contradictory response to a slowdown – The Washington Post

Friday, August 23, 2019

Top White House advisers notified President Trump earlier this month that some internal forecasts showed that the economy could slow markedly over the next year, stopping short of a recession but complicating his path to reelection in 2020. The private forecast, one of several delivered to Trump and described by three people familiar with the briefing, contrasts sharply with the triumphant rhetoric the president and his surrogates have repeatedly used…

U.S Coast Guard, JFRD suspending active search for missing firemen at sundown – FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXX

Friday, August 23, 2019

The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department and the U.S. Coast Guard announced that they will be suspending active search operations for the two missing firemen who left out of Port Canaveral on Friday and never returned. “We had to make the extremely difficult decision to suspend the search at sundown,” said U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Mark Vlaun. “But when suspend a search we never stop operating.” …

Jewish model who came to Trump’s defense speaks out – Fox News

Friday, August 23, 2019

Video Jewish model who came to Trump’s defense speaks out Model and founder of The Exodus Movement, Elizabeth Pipko, joined a panel of guests on Thursday to discuss the choice that Jewish Democrats will face in 2020. “Look, the Democrats have shown with their words and actions over the last several years that they are taking Jews and their support totally for granted,” Pipko said in an earlier interview. Pipko is a former Trump…

Key Mueller cooperator Gates testifies in trial of DC lawyer – Washington Post

Friday, August 23, 2019

WASHINGTON — Rick Gates, a key cooperator in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, testified Thursday against a prominent Washington attorney accused of concealing information from the Justice Department about work done for the government of Ukraine. Gates, a former campaign aide to President Donald Trump who pleaded guilty last year in Mueller’s investigation, took the stand as a government witness against Greg Craig. It was the latest installment of…

Trump Signs Student Debt Forgiveness for Disabled Veterans – Snopes.com

Thursday, August 22, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of millions of dollars in federal student loan debt owed by tens of thousands of disabled military veterans will be erased under a directive President Donald Trump signed. Trump ordered the Education Department to “eliminate every penny of federal student loan debt” owed by American veterans who are completely and permanently disabled. Trump said they won’t have to pay federal income tax on the forgiven…

CNN anchor: Spicer and Sanders new TV jobs ‘deserve outrage and backlash’ – Washington Examiner

Thursday, August 22, 2019

CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter said that the recent jobs taken by Sean Spicer and Sarah Huckabee Sanders deserve extra scrutiny. Stelter explained that the criticisms the former press secretaries have received are warranted because of President Trump’s consistent habit of misleading the public, with the help of Spicer and Sanders. “The Trump White House has a record of misleading the public. All administrations spin. This administration lies consistently,…

CNN’s Anderson Cooper slams Ivanka Trump after president’s ‘disloyal’ remarks – Fox News

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Video President Trump doubles down on claim that Jews who vote for Democrats are ‘disloyal’ Trump says the Democratic Party has strayed from its support of Israel; reaction from Kayleigh McEnany, national press secretary for President Trump’s reelection campaign, and Scott Bolden, former chairman of the D.C. Democratic Party. Anderson Cooper, one of left-leaning CNN’s advertised straight news hosts, had no issue voicing his opinion on Ivanka Trump Wednesday night….

‘I am the chosen one’: Trump again plays on messianic claims as he embraces ‘King of Israel’ title – The Washington Post

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Sarah Pulliam Bailey August 21 at 3:35 PM President Trump on Wednesday tweeted a fawning quote from a non-Jewish conservative radio host who described Trump as the “King of Israel” and who said, without evidence, that Israeli Jews “love him like he is the second coming of God.” Trump’s tweets cited Wayne Allyn Root, who described himself in a 2016 Townhall column as a “Jew turned evangelical Christian” and has…

Democratic congresswoman thinks GOP just wants Jews for their money – Washington Examiner

Thursday, August 22, 2019

On Tuesday evening, freshman Rep. Elissa Slotkin, a Democrat from Michigan, had a lot to say about recent ill-conceived remarks made by President Trump regarding the political positions of Jewish voters. Perhaps she believed Americans would not be aware of how she played politics regarding the positions of Jewish voters herself only weeks ago at an event in Michigan. While speaking with the press in the Oval Office, Trump commented…

Sarah Huckabee Sanders ‘excited’ to join Fox News as a contributor – AOL

Thursday, August 22, 2019

It’s a big week for former Trump White House press secretaries. A day after her predecessor, Sean Spicer, was revealed to be joining the season 28 cast of Dancing with the Stars, Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been announced as a new contributor at Fox News. According to a press release issued by the network, the Sanders will provide “political commentary and analysis” across Fox News outlets, beginning with an appearance on Fox & Friends on Sept. 6….

CNN’s Anderson Cooper slams Ivanka Trump after president’s ‘disloyal’ remarks – Fox News

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Video President Trump doubles down on claim that Jews who vote for Democrats are ‘disloyal’ Trump says the Democratic Party has strayed from its support of Israel; reaction from Kayleigh McEnany, national press secretary for President Trump’s reelection campaign, and Scott Bolden, former chairman of the D.C. Democratic Party. Anderson Cooper, one of left-leaning CNN’s advertised straight news hosts, had no issue voicing his opinion on Ivanka Trump Wednesday night….

Trump talks about serving ’14 more years’ as president – The Independent

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Donald Trump has again mused about serving more than the legal limit of two terms as US president, during an extraordinary exchange with reporters outside the White House.  “What they’re doing, is they’re trying the racist deal. And that’s not going to work, because I am the least racist person ever to serve in office, OK?” Mr Trump said on Wednesday in reference to the New York Times, which has angered…

Sarah Huckabee Sanders will become Fox News contributor – Washington Examiner

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will become a contributor for Fox News. Sanders, who was the press secretary for nearly two years, will make her debut on Fox & Friends during its next live audience show on Sept. 6. “FOX News has been the number one news organization in the country for 17 years running and I am beyond proud to join their incredible stable of on-air…