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August 16, 2017 2:37 AM Obama’s response to Charlottesville violence is the most liked tweet in Twitter’s history

Unlike some former presidents, Barack Obama is showing no signs of completely abandoning public life. Since leaving office, Obama has commented on major events or controversies, including the terrorist attack in Manchester, England, and Sen. John McCain's brain cancer diagnosis. He did so again on Saturday, after the deadly violence in Charlottesville 75

August 14, 2017 12:21 PM The Daily 202: Evidence of climate change abounds amid extreme weather in the Pacific Northwest

A man sunbathes last week in view of the Space Needle, which is partially obscured by wildfire smoke covering the region from British Columbia fires. Soggy Seattle clocked the wettest winter on record just months ago. Then the city went in the other extreme: its longest dry streak ever. (Elaine Thompson/AP) SEATTLE — This city known for its rain just went a record-breaking 90

August 13, 2017 6:12 PM Diplomats under ‘health attack’ in Cuba were treated by Miami doctors

The University of Miami received a nervous call from the Trump administration: U.S. diplomats in Havana were getting sick with headaches, dizziness and hearing loss. Washington needed answers. At least six patients were flown from Cuba to the university’s hospital this year to determine the cause of a medical mystery that was dogging several people who worked 49

August 13, 2017 6:24 AM 3 dead, dozens injured, amid violent white nationalist rally

A car rammed into a crowd of protesters and a state police helicopter crashed into the woods Saturday as tension boiled over at a white supremacist rally. The violent day left three dead, dozens injured and this usually quiet college town a bloodied symbol of the nation's roiling racial and political divisions. The chaos erupted around what is believed 58

August 13, 2017 5:17 AM Tillerson says diplomats in Havana suffered ‘health attacks'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that U.S. diplomats in Havana had been the victims of “health attacks” that left them with hearing loss — the most definitive U.S. statement yet on a series of mysterious incidents that have puzzled longtime observers of U.S.-Cuban relations. His comments Friday came two days after the State Department issued a vaguely 48

August 13, 2017 5:17 AM Hearing Loss of US Diplomats in Cuba Blamed on Covert Device

WASHINGTON (CN) — Offering insight into the soured diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, a spokeswoman for the State Department cited retaliation as the reason that two Cuban diplomats were expelled this past May from their Washington, D.C., embassy. As relayed to the Associated Press by unnamed officials with knowledge of the investigation 61

August 13, 2017 1:14 AM Charlottesville violence tests Trump's presidential mettle

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - For President Donald Trump, this was the week when the real world began to intrude upon his presidency. The violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white nationalists and counter-protesters confronted Trump with perhaps the first true domestic crisis of his young administration. And to some, even within his own Republican 46

August 13, 2017 12:32 AM Trump’s Remarks on Charlottesville Violence Are Criticized as Insufficient

“These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism,” he added, a description several of his colleagues used. Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and the father of the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, did not dispute Mr. Trump’s comments directly, but he called the behavior of white nationalists in Charlottesville 53

August 11, 2017 10:31 PM Kenyatta is declared the winner of Kenyan presidential race in disputed finish

NAIROBI – Kenya’s electoral commission announced Friday that the current president, Uhuru Kenyatta, has been re-elected, putting an official end to a fierce electoral contest that many fear could be clouded by a dispute over the results. Opposition candidate Raila Odinga, 72, has alleged that the results of Tuesday’s balloting were rigged and pledged 59

August 11, 2017 1:33 AM Did covert Cuban spy gear cause US and Canadian diplomats to lose their hearing?

It is a mysterious episode seemingly ripped from the pages of a Cold War spy novel. In recent months, several US and Canadian diplomats posted in Havana have reported experiencing unusual medical symptoms, including impaired hearing, sometimes so severe that they had to return home. News of the ailments surfaced this week when the State Department announced 40