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Source: CBS News

Chris Christie says he's no longer seeking sports radio host job

Monday 22:46 GMT

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Sunday he is no longer seeking a job at a New York sports talk radio station once he leaves office, disputing a newspaper report that said the station told him he was no longer being considered.

On-air, Christie gave any potential concern the back of his hand, saying, "The later you get in your term the less you care… You're not running for re-election."

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Source: CBS News

New generation of drones set to revolutionize warfare

Monday 22:46 GMT

Humans on the ground have given them a mission to patrol a three-square mile area, but the drones are figuring out for themselves how to do it.

Will Roper and his team of desert rats are about to attempt to fly the largest autonomous swarm ever: 100 Perdix drones. But of everything we saw, tiny Perdix is closest to being ready to go operational – if it passes its final exam.

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Source: Common Domain

From welfare checks to a $100-million payday, Conor McGregor's road to stardom

Monday 22:46 GMT

Part of the novelty of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor fighting is the fact that McGregor, cognizant or not, has followed the Mayweather road to riches.

“I’ve been doing the mink coats and the flashiness ... that was years ago,” Mayweather told reporters at a recent media day session touting.... Part of the novelty of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor fighting is the fact that McGregor, cognizant or not, has followed the Mayweather road to riches. “I’ve been doing the mink coats and the flashiness ... that was years ago,” Mayweather told reporters at a recent media day session touting.... Five months after their hero lost to Diaz, after insisting they fight again at 170 pounds, a fitter McGregor landed steady punches that dropped Diaz early in the fight en route to a win by decision.

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Source: Common Domain

Curtis Granderson homers for Dodgers, but Detroit ends their winning streak, 6-1

Monday 22:46 GMT

A day after spraining his right ankle, Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger received a day off for Sunday’s series finale against the Tigers.

In his last outing before Sunday, he recorded one out in the sixth against San Diego, but departed after giving up four runs and a pair of homers.

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Source: Al Jazeera

Journalism Is Not A Crime

Monday 22:46 GMT

More than 250 journalists, including Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Hussein, were detained or jailed last year, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Al Jazeera's Baher Mohamed reflects on his time in a brutal Egyptian prison and promises to keep campaigning for those still in jail. Given the increased targeting of reporters and changing media landscape, it is time to discuss the state of journalism.

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Source: CBS News

My favorite 60 Minutes story

Monday 22:46 GMT

60 Minutes producer Michael Karzis on the searing memories of reporting in Zimbabwe in 2000 — and how Ed Bradley's questions made officials squirm.

When a death-row inmate claims innocence, a young 60 Minutes producer gets drawn into a complicated tale worthy of any detective novel. Matt Richman, a 60 Minutes editor, talks about the sad task of editing stories about family loss and the destruction of homes.

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Source: Fox News

Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and philanthropist, dead at 91

Monday 22:46 GMT

Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced, squeaky-voiced comedy legend who starred in movies and musicals and also was known for his unflagging work on behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, died on Sunday, his publicist confirmed.

He began using the professional name Joey Lewis, but later changed it to Jerry, reportedly to avoid confusion with comedian Joe E. Lewis. In the summer of 1946, Lewis teamed up with Martin – first with a nightclub act, then radio and television appearances.

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Source: Common Domain

Mnuchin defends Trump's response to protests

Monday 22:46 GMT

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is defending President Donald Trump's response to the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, and rejecting calls from a group of his Yale University classmates that he resign from the administration in protest.

In his response to the letter from classmates, Mnuchin offerred a strong defense of Trump, saying that "our president deserves the opportunity to propose his agenda and to do so without the attempts by those who opposed him in the primaries, in the general election and beyond to distract the administration and the American people from these most important policy issues — jobs, economic growth and national security."

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Source: BBC

Trump scraps infrastructure council plan

Monday 22:46 GMT

President Trump is dropping plans to create an advisory group on infrastructure, a day after two other business panels were dissolved.

Mr Trump had originally planned to draw members of the Advisory Council on Infrastructure from real estate, construction and other parts of the economy. At the start of the year he said he was planning the panel and named two well known New York property developers to lead it.

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Source: Washington Post

This Wisconsin Democrat gave $115k to elect Va.’s first transgender lawmaker

Monday 22:46 GMT

In her bid to become Virginia’s first openly transgender lawmaker, Democrat Danica Roem is getting a major boost from a donor who lives 800 miles away.

Abele, who is straight, sees a chance to make history by helping elect the first openly transgender candidate for a state legislature. “She’s running because she’s an active citizen, and she cares and she’ll make a difference,” said Abele, who chairs the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.

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Source: CBS News

60 Minutes investigates first ISIS-claimed attack in U.S. and what the FBI knew

Monday 22:46 GMT

Here's the address of the local U.S. military officer and do what you can.". Anderson Cooper: Do you think Elton Simpson would have launched this attack if it wasn't for people in ISIS overseas who were online whispering in his ear?

The FBI closed the case on Elton Simpson in 2014, only to re-open it several weeks before the attack because of statements he made on social media. Seamus Hughes: It speaks to a larger problem the FBI has, which is you have an individual who pops into your radar in 2006, but doesn't commit an attack until 2015.

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Source: Washington Post

‘You can do this’: Program gives students advice and funding to get through college

Monday 22:46 GMT

Each young woman received a scholarship from DC-CAP, as well as the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant, a federally funded program which provides D.C. students with as much as $10,000 per year to help pay for public college.

Like many other D.C. students moving onto college campuses this fall, Townsend could become the first in his family to graduate from a four-year university — if he makes it to commencement day.

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Source: Common Domain

Iraqi forces launch offensive that could cost Islamic State a strategic stronghold

Monday 22:46 GMT

Fresh off their victory in Mosul, Iraqi forces Sunday launched their campaign to reclaim the city of Tall Afar, Islamic State’s last major bastion in the northern part of the country.

After Iran bans two soccer players for playing against Israelis, fans rush to their defense. State Department report on religious persecution accuses Islamic State of genocide

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Source: The Guradian

Two-year-olds should learn to code, says computing pioneer

Monday 22:46 GMT

Children as young as two should be introduced to the basics of coding, according to one of Britain’s most eminent computing pioneers.

Shirley’s comments came as A-level results last week revealed a striking gender divide in computing, with only 9.8% of those taking the subject at A-level being girls. Shirley also called on tech companies, such as Google and Facebook, to introduce anonymous recruitment to help address the lack of female programmers.

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Source: CBS News

Sex offenders can live next door to victims in 45 states because of loophole

Monday 22:46 GMT

As well as in 44 others that don't specifically bar sex offenders from living near their victims, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

A convicted sex offender who molested his niece when she was 7 years old moved in next door to his victim nearly a dozen years after he was sent to prison for the crime. Outraged, the 21-year-old Oklahoma woman called lawmakers, the police and advocacy groups to plead with them to take action.

Source: NBC News

New Polls Show Trump's Presidency Stands on Perilous Ground

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Millions flock to the heartland for a glimpse of the Great Eclipse

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: ABC News

Total solar eclipse: Weather forecast for path of totality

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: CBS News

Trump outlines new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Fox News

Trump's Afghanistan address: What to watch for

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: CBS News

What scientists hope to learn from total eclipse

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Trump expected to announce Afghanistan troop boost

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: New York Times

Jo Walker-Meador, 93, Dies; Raised Country Music’s Profile

Saturday 21:49 GMT
Source: Common Domain

The average American saves less than 5%, so how are you doing?

Sunday 10:50 GMT
Source: CBS News

9/11 victim fund granted contracts worth millions to official's law firm

Sunday 17:15 GMT
Source: NBC News

'Do you recognize me' See the makeover that left these daughters shocked

Sunday 14:30 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Finance Chiefs Look to Free Up Working Capital Ahead of Rate Increases

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Treasury secretary’s wife boasts of travel on government plane, touts Hermes and Valentino fashion

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Amazon says new accounting rule will change when it recognizes sales of its devices

Today 09:00 GMT

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