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Why Trump Fired Bannon

Political strategist Steve Bannon, the fiery anti-globalist who prided himself of being a disruptive force, could not win in the White House because he was too much like President Trump: a fighter who couldn't relinquish the spotlight

Boston Prepares For Large Rally Against Hate In Solidarity With Victims Of Charlotestville

Boston Braces for Free Speech Rally

Boston will deploy about 500 police officers on Saturday to prevent possible violence at a free speech rally and planned counterprotests. Mayor Marty Walsh pointed out that some of those were invited to speak "spew hate

Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview at the Robin Hood Investors Conference in New York City on Oct. 21, 2014.

Icahn Steps Down as Adviser to Trump

Carl Icahn has stepped down from his role as a special adviser to President Donald Trump. Icahn served as an advisor to Trump on regulatory reform issues, joining the president in an unpaid capacity

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Fill Any Cup You Want With Slurpee at 7-Eleven Today

7-Eleven is hosting Bring Your Own Cup Day on Friday and Saturday, when customers can fill any vessel they like with Slurpee for only $1.50. Get creative: Tea kettles, oversized beach pails, and baseball helmets have all been used before

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McCain Completes First Round of Chemotherapy

John McCain has completed his first round of radiation and chemotherapy, his daughter announced. "My father completed first round radiation/chemo," Meghan McCain tweeted. "His resilience & strength is incredible. Fight goes on, here's to small wins."

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2 Killed in Stabbing Attack in Western Finland

Police in Finland say they have shot a man in the leg after he was suspected of stabbing several people in the western city of Turku. Several people were seen on the ground in the central part of the city

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Man With Eye Damage From Eclipse Warns Others

A man who damaged his eyes 55 years ago while looking at a partial solar eclipse is warning others about the risks of looking at the sun without protection. He only looked with his naked eyes for a few seconds

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Romney: Trump Must Apologize After Charlottesville

Mitt Romney wrote a passionate criticism of President Trump's response to Charlottesville. Romney called this a "defining moment" for Trump's presidency. "Whether he intended to or not, what [Trump] communicated caused racists to rejoice

Memorial Held In Charlottesville For Heather Heyer, Victim Of Car Ramming Incident During Protest After White Supremacists' Rally

Heather Heyer's Mom Won't Talk to Donald Trump

The mother of Heather Heyer, the woman killed while protesting Saturday’s white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, said she won’t talk to President Trump “after what he said about my child”

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The Beauty and Science of a Total Solar Eclipse

The moon was not placed in space for our entertainment. In fact, it was placed there by accident, most astronomers believe, as the product of a nearly mortal blow the Earth sustained more than 4 billion years ago, when our planet was sideswiped