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Donald Trump’s secret 2020 weapon

Two days before President Donald Trump was set to formally kick off his 2020 campaign in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday night, the crowds began to gather. By the morning of the big day, thousands of people were milling around — in swampy, high 80s heat with rain in the forecast– with nine hours remaining until…MORE

Trump fights to regain 2020 spotlight with Orlando launch

Over the last five months, President Donald Trump has watched nearly two dozen Democrats launch their presidential campaigns, swinging the media spotlight — with varying degrees of success — away from him and onto his would-be successors. Trump, who filed for reelection the day of his inauguration, was left commentating from the sidelines. He tipped…MORE

Traveling to Europe? Make sure your measles vaccination is up to date

Measles is not the souvenir you want to bring back from your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe this summer, but there’s an increasing likelihood that could happen if your vaccinations are not up to date. Researchers who work with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning travelers to get their measles, mumps and…MORE

Hyenas roamed the Arctic during the last ice age. Their teeth tell the tale.

Though today hyenas are often found stalking the African savannas and deserts, these predators once lived in a very different part of the world. A study published Tuesday in journal “Open Quaternary” confirmed scientist’s suspicions that hyenas roamed the Arctic during the last ice age. The study examined two fossil teeth that belonged to the…MORE

J.J. Abrams close to striking production deal with WarnerMedia

J.J. Abrams and his production company Bad Robot are getting close to striking a major television and film deal with WarnerMedia. The Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday that the multi-year deal is valued at $500 million. CNN Business could not immediately verify THR’s report. WarnerMedia declined to comment for this story. Variety previously reported that…MORE

Harvard rescinded admission for racist comments. It wasn’t the first time

Harvard’s apparent decision to rescind admission from Parkland shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv over racist things he wrote almost two years ago is not out of character for the Ivy league university. Harvard has previously taken back admission from prospective students over racist memes, plagiarism — and even murder. Those cases are newly relevant in the…MORE

Sally Ride became the first American woman in space 36 years ago today

It’s been 36 years since the world witnessed a giant leap for womankind. June 18th marks the 36th anniversary of astronaut Sally Ride’s famous trip into space. At just 32 years old, Ride was the first American woman, and the youngest American, to leave the atmosphere when she boarded the Space Shuttle Challenger on June…MORE

David Ortiz’s condition upgraded to ‘good,’ his wife says

David Ortiz‘s condition has been upgraded to “good” by doctors more than a week after the former Boston Red Sox star was shot in the Dominican Republic, his wife said Tuesday. “He continues to make progress with his recovery in the Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital,” Tiffany Ortiz said in a statement issued…MORE

Trump says Shanahan out of confirmation process to be defense secretary

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has “decided not to go forward with his confirmation process.” His resignation comes amid reports detailing his contentious divorce, which dragged out over six years. “Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, who has done a wonderful job, has decided not to go forward with…MORE