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Black Americans aren't buying Omarosa's turn against Trump

For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump's side, making her deeply unpopular with African-Americans who see her as a sellout for aligning herself with a president who has hurled one insult after another at black people. Many condemned the president and his repeated attempts to compare minorities with animals, but there was little defense of Manigault Newman — unlike when Trump attacked NBA superstar LeBron James in recent weeks. Raynard Jackson, a black Republican who has worked on GOP presidential, gubernatorial and local campaigns, said Manigault Newman secretly recording Trump and other White House officials will make her a pariah in conservative circles as well.
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Death toll rising in Italy bridge collapse amid desperate search for survivors

The Italian port city of Genoa began two official days of mourning Wednesday amid an urgent search for survivors of a catastrophic bridge collapse that has claimed at least 39 lives, including three children, authorities said. Stefano Rellandini/Reuters The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy, Aug. 14, 2018. Reuters Rescuers work at the scene of the collapsed Morandi Bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy Aug. 14, 2018.
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2h ago
       

3 scientists share $500,000 prize for work on cancer therapy

The recipients of the annual Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, announced Wednesday, are being recognized for their studies of the immune system that have led to innovative treatments for cancer, HIV and other diseases. The drug, developed using an approach pioneered by Allison, is among a new class of genetically engineered antibody-based medicines that are transforming treatment for several kinds of cancer with drugs that are often less toxic than chemotherapy. June has led groundbreaking work in developing CAR-T cell therapies, which alter a patient's own blood cells to turn them into specialized cancer killers.
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2h ago
       

China files WTO challenge to US tariffs on solar panels

The solar duties are separate from tariff hikes imposed by the Trump administration starting in July on Chinese imports in response to complaints Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology. The U. S. solar action "seriously damaged China's trade interests" and "also affects the seriousness and authority of WTO rules," said a Commerce Ministry statement. Earlier, Beijing filed a separate WTO challenge on July 16 to Trump's proposal for yet another round of increases that would add 25 percent import duties on an additional $200 billion of Chinese goods.
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21h ago
       

Maryland accepts responsibility in McNair death

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh on Tuesday said the school "accepts legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes" made by its athletic training staff at a workout on May 29, which ultimately led to the death of 19-year-old offensive lineman Jordan McNair on June 13 from heatstroke. Loh said he and athletic director Damon Evans visited with McNair's family in Baltimore earlier Tuesday morning to "to express on behalf of the university our apology for the loss of their son. "Editor's Picks A rundown of the events that led to Maryland football coach DJ Durkin being placed on administrative leave and the resignation of strength coach Rick Court.
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21h ago
       

Nicki Minaj makes Stephen Colbert blush with steamy freestyle

Stephen Colbert asked Nicki Minaj if she could mention him in a song on Monday and the hip-hop star responded with a surprise freestyle verse that made the comedian blush. Minaj went on to ask Colbert if he was married, but the comedian appeared lost for words. Scott Kowalchyk/CBS Stephen Colbert asked Nicki Minaj to freestyle a rap verse about him on Monday.
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21h ago
       

At least 22 dead after cars plunge off collapsed bridge in Italy: Prime Minister

Massimo Pinca/Reuters The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy Aug. 14, 2018. Andrea Leoni/AFP via Getty Images A picture taken on Aug. 14, 2018, in Genoa, Italy, shows a section of a giant motorway bridge that collapsed earlier injuring several people. Stefano Rellandini/Reuters The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy, Aug. 14, 2018.
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21h ago
       

Best images from this year's Perseid meteor shower

Peter Komka/EPA via REX/Shutterstock A meteor streaks through the sky past planet Mars and Milky Way during the Perseid meteor shower above the village of Gemersky Jablonec in Slovakia, Aug. 13, 2018. Peter Komka/EPA via REX/Shutterstock A meteor streaks through the sky during the Perseid meteor shower above the village of Hajnacka in Slovakia, Aug. 13, 2018. Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters A girl lies in hammock as she looks at the milky way during the peak of Perseid meteor shower in Kozjak, Macedonia, Aug. 13, 2018.
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21h ago
       

Tesla forms committee to assess proposal to go private

Tesla is forming a special committee to evaluate proposals to take the company private one week after CEO Elon Musk said he was considering it. The committee, made up of three independent directors, said Tuesday that it has not received any formal proposal from Musk. Musk tweeted on Aug. 7 that he had "funding secured" to buy Tesla shares at $420 per share.
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2d ago
       

US soldier in Afghanistan dies from roadside blast

A U. S. Army soldier has died from wounds sustained when a roadside bomb detonated near him while he was on patrol in southern Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Monday. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, where he served as an engineer sergeant. He was selected for Army Special Forces and was assigned to Joint Base Lewis - McChord and B Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) as an engineer sergeant.
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