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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just completed three weeks of radiation treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, the U.S. Supreme Court disclosed Friday. read more


North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles into the sea on Saturday morning, South Korea's military says. The launch is the seventh carried out since North Korea ended a 17-month hiatus on testing at the end of July. read more


As an ecological disaster in the Amazon escalated into a global political crisis, Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, took the rare step on Friday of mobilizing the armed forces to help contain blazes of a scale not seen in nearly a decade. read more


Andrew Luck has informed the Indianapolis Colts that he is retiring from the NFL, a source told ESPN. Luck, who turns 30 on Sept. 12, already has met with Colts owner Jim Irsay to tell him that he is retiring, the source said. There will be a news conference Sunday to make it official, but Luck is mentally worn down, and now checking out, the source said.


Eddie Money announced Saturday he has stage 4 esophageal cancer in a preview clip of his reality show "Real Money." read more


The Afghan Taliban and the United States have reached an agreement on a time frame of pullout of foreign forces from Afghanistan, Taliban chief spokesperson Suhail Shaheen said on Friday. read more


An email sent from the Justice Department to all immigration court employees this week included a link to an article posted on a white nationalist website that "directly attacks sitting immigration judges with racial and ethnically tinged slurs," according to a letter sent by an immigration judges union and obtained by BuzzFeed News. read more


Hospitals in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio are denying President Trump's claim this week that doctors left operating rooms to meet him during his trips to visit the survivors and first-responders of this month's deadly mass shootings. read more


Russia will launch the world's first floating nuclear reactor and send it on an epic journey across the Arctic on Friday, despite environmentalists warning of serious risks to the region. read more


Matchmaking is now done primarily by algorithms, according to new research from Stanford sociologist Michael Rosenfeld. His new study shows that most heterosexual couples today meet online. read more


Dog owners have lower blood pressure, are less likely to be obese and are on average 2.2lbs lighter than people without canine companions, scientists have discovered. A study by the Mayo Clinic and Italian researchers, showed that people with dogs are far healthier than those with either no pets, or those who own a different animal. read more


The man accused of shooting a Florida father in front of his family in an argument over a handicap parking space outside a convenience store has been found guilty of manslaughter. read more


U.S. factory activity contracted in August for the first time since September 2009 as new orders shrank, consistent with an ongoing global manufacturing slump. read more


The Washington Post has obtained a video clip from 2011 that shows Trump boasting about how great one of his golf courses is before saying that "even these spoiled, rich Jewish guys, they can't believe how good this [course] is." read more


Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Friday compared President Trump to the Rev. Jim Jones, the infamous cult leader who led hundreds to their death Jonestown, Guyana, in 1978. read more


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