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Candidates for Virginia Governor Employ Trump as a Barometer

Mr. Northam, a low-key Army veteran who twice voted for President George W. Bush before entering politics, is hardly the picture of the so-called liberal “resistance” to the president. But as he attempts to succeed Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a fellow Democrat who, by law, cannot seek consecutive terms, Mr. Northam is using strikingly caustic language to galvanize Virginia voters who are appalled by the president, but may be reluctant to vote in an off-year governor’s race. “As we say on the Eastern Shore, he lies like a rug,” Mr. Northam,…

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America’s best young math minds compete in Rio

PITTSBURGH — The International Mathematical Olympiad was held this week in Brazil, and Team USA finished in fourth place out of 110 countries. CBS News spoke to the teens when they were on the road to Rio.  The man in front of the class is no ordinary math teacher and the kids in the chairs are no ordinary students. They are the U.S. team for the International Mathematical Olympiad — the best high school math minds in the country. And Po-Shen Loh is their coach. The U.S. team ahead of the…

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Philippine Congress Approves Extension of Martial Law in Besieged Region

He said that with the congressional debate settled, the authorities could now focus on bringing back “public safety and law and order in the whole of Mindanao.” But critics say Mr. Duterte does not need military powers to defeat the militants. And analysts say he appears to be using the Marawi crisis as an excuse to impose authoritarian rule in the Philippines, one of Asia’s most freewheeling democracies, which in 1986 toppled the two-decade rule of the strongman Ferdinand Marcos. “Extending martial law can unmask the Duterte government’s real political…

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‘Big Bang Theory’ stars discuss that big Season 10 cliffhanger

Anyone who is a fan of CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” was likely floored by the Season 10 finale cliffhanger. The stars of the hit comedy took the stage at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con where they could finally talk to fans about their reaction to the big moment. [Spoiler Alert: The remainder of this article will discuss the Season 10 finale of “The Big Bang Theory.”] After Sheldon inadvertently entertained an inappropriate relationship with another woman, he spent the last moments of the finale traveling to Princeton where…

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From Political Star to ‘a Sacrificial Object’ in China

The party’s terse public announcement said only that Mr. Sun, 53, had been removed as party secretary of Chongqing. It gave no explanation and, ominously, said nothing about his future. His name has not appeared in official Chinese media since his dismissal. His replacement was Chen Miner, formerly the secretary of nearby Guizhou Province and a protégé of Mr. Xi since working under him in Zhejiang Province, in eastern China, over a decade ago. Mr. Sun “was just the wrong guy in the wrong place,” said Joseph Fewsmith, a professor…

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Deal with Senate panel lets Trump Jr., Manafort avoid public testimony

A U.S. Senate panel has agreed to let President Trump’s eldest son and his former campaign manager testify behind closed doors next week in connection with its probe into possible Trump administration ties to Russia. Both Donald Trump Jr. and former campaign manager Paul Manafort confirmed the deal reached with the Senate Judiciary Committee, ABC News reported. The agreement allows both Trump Jr. and Manafort to avoid public testimony when the committee conducts a hearing next week on Capitol Hill. The Trump administration has denied any wrongdoing in connection with…

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Trump’s Virginia Golf Outings Leave Paddlers High, Dry and Angry

“There is no way you can aim a gun from a little bitty, wiggly boat. It won’t work,” fumed Susan Sherrod, chair of the Canoe Cruisers Association, a local group that is protesting mightily. “You can’t pack a big bomb in it. It’s too small.” The Trump Organization’s attraction to the area is understandable. Just outside the capital, past the mammoth shopping centers and across from the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, great blue herons and snowy egrets loll along the leafy banks. Paddleboards, wooden canoes, and kayaks cluster above where…

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Spicer says Trump didn’t want him to quit, but ‘too many cooks’ at White House

Outgoing White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Friday that President Trump did not want him to resign but Spicer felt there were “too many cooks in the kitchen” promoting the president’s message. “I just thought it was in the best interest of our communications department, of our press organization, to not have too many cooks in the kitchen,” Spicer told Fox News’ Sean Hannity in an interview hours after he resigned from the White House on Friday. Spicer quit in apparent protest after Trump tapped Anthony Scaramucci as White…

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Ivanka Trump Received at Least $12.6 Million Since 2016, Disclosure Shows

In total, Ms. Trump will receive $1.5 million in fixed payments from the same three real estate entities. She stands to earn additional income from her stake in the hotel in Washington. The disclosures provided less specific figures for Ms. Trump’s earnings from her fashion brand, which were reported in ranges. From the beginning of last year to May 31 of this year, she or her trust earned at least $6 million from sales of her clothes, shoes and other accessories. Ms. Trump rolled her brand into the trust, which…

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