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Trump's Critique of Sessions Reflects Long-Held Frustrations

Trump's Critique of Sessions Reflects Long-Held Frustrations

NEWS | By Julie Pace and Jonathan Lemire | Jul 20
President Donald Trump's extraordinary public denouncement of Attorney General Jeff Sessions reflected a long-simmering frustration with one of his staunchest allies, but was not a calculated attempt to force Sessions from the Cabinet.

Rosie O'Donnell Draws Criticism Over Online Anti-Trump Game

Rosie O'Donnell Draws Criticism Over Online Anti-Trump Game

NEWS | Jul 20
Rosie O'Donnell is in a new feud with President Donald Trump's supporters after promoting an online game that lets players lead Trump off a cliff.

For First Time, Over Half of People with HIV Taking AIDS Drugs

For First Time, Over Half of People with HIV Taking AIDS Drugs

NEWS | By Marcia Cheng | Jul 20
For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday.

Ex-Diplomat to be Trump's 1st LGBT Ambassador Nominee

Ex-Diplomat to be Trump's 1st LGBT Ambassador Nominee

NEWS | By Julie Pace | Jul 20
A former diplomat and television commentator is expected to be nominated as the United States' ambassador to Germany.

Kentucky GOP Official Accused of Indecent Exposure in Restroom Resigns

Kentucky GOP Official Accused of Indecent Exposure in Restroom Resigns

NEWS | Jul 20
Officials say a man who served as a county chairman for the Kentucky Republican Party has resigned after he was arrested in Tennessee on accusations he exposed himself in a restroom.

OJ Simpson Making Case for His Freedom on Live TV

OJ Simpson Making Case for His Freedom on Live TV

NEWS | By Ken Ritter | Jul 20
Former football star and convicted felon O.J. Simpson will command the world's attention once again Thursday when he pleads for his freedom on live TV.

GP Senators in Last-Ditch Try to Rescue Health Care Bill

GP Senators in Last-Ditch Try to Rescue Health Care Bill

NEWS | By Erica Werner and Alan Fram | Jul 20
Republican senators are hunkering down in a last-ditch attempt to prevent their own divisions from pushing their health care bill to oblivion.

Doctors: Sen. John McCain Has Brain Tumor

Doctors: Sen. John McCain Has Brain Tumor

NEWS | By Donna Cassata | Jul 19
Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office said in a statement Wednesday.

Trump Declines Invitation to Speak at NAACP Convention

Trump Declines Invitation to Speak at NAACP Convention

NEWS | By Ken Thomas | Jul 19
The White House said Tuesday that President Donald Trump has declined an invitation to speak at the NAACP's annual convention next week in Baltimore

Idaho Professor Fired After Showing LGBT Support on Facebook

Idaho Professor Fired After Showing LGBT Support on Facebook

NEWS | Jul 19
A former Brigham Young University-Idaho professor says she was fired after posting a critical view of the Mormon church's policies against same-sex couples on Facebook.


Technology

Elon Musk Talks Cars - and Humanity's Fate - with Governors

Elon Musk Talks Cars - and Humanity's Fate - with Governors

PERSONAL TECH | By Matt O'Brien | Jul 19
Tesla CEO Elon Musk warned a bipartisan gathering of U.S. governors on Saturday that government regulation of artificial intelligence is needed because it's a "fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization."


Cars

Daimler to Recall 3 Million Vehicles to Ease Diesel Doubts

Daimler to Recall 3 Million Vehicles to Ease Diesel Doubts

AUTO NEWS | By David McHugh | Jul 19
German automaker Daimler will voluntarily recall 3 million Mercedes-Benz brand cars with diesel engines in Europe to improve their emissions performance.


Style

Saudi Woman in Miniskirt Video Arrested After Public Outcry

Saudi Woman in Miniskirt Video Arrested After Public Outcry

FASHION | By Aya Batrawy | Jul 19
A Saudi woman has been arrested for defying the kingdom's strict dress code by walking around in a miniskirt and crop top in a video that sparked public outrage.


Health/Fitness

Integrated Medical Records Can Reduce Disparities Between Blacks and Whites in HIV Care

Integrated Medical Records Can Reduce Disparities Between Blacks and Whites in HIV Care

AIDS | Jul 19
A streamlined and integrated method of tracking medical records called a laboratory health information exchange narrowed the gap in anti-retroviral therapy and viral suppression between HIV-positive blacks and whites, according to UCLA researchers.


Travel

Walking Scotland's West Highland Way

Walking Scotland's West Highland Way

Jul 19
Scotland has more than two dozen official long-distance trails. One of the most popular, West Highland Way, is 95 miles long (150 km), with a standard seven-day walking itinerary.