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Grand Rapids Public Library handing out solar eclipse glasses

Grand Rapids Public Library handing out solar eclipse glasses

According to NASA's website , the total eclipse will stretch from Salem, Ore., to Charleston, S.C., still providing observers outside this path with a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun. Help children to ensure they use handheld solar viewers and eclipse glasses correctly. Never look directly at the sun without eye protection, even briefly. Read More

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Solar eclipse program Aug 21 at La Salle

Solar eclipse program Aug 21 at La Salle

However, the area that will see the total eclipse is narrow, with most of the country only experiencing a partial eclipse . Depending on where you are along the band, totality will occur between 10 a.m. We're only a few days away from the first total solar eclipse in almost four decades. A pop-up observatory, complete with solar telescopes and a limited supply of viewing glasses, will be held in the engineering complex near the Taylor Institute. Read More

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BC family OK after terror attack in Barcelona

BC family OK after terror attack in Barcelona

Foreign affairs ministry says it stands firm with the worldwide community in strongly denouncing the brutal act. He told Belgian radio that he had presided over her wedding in 2014. After the attack on Las Ramblas, five people were shot dead by police in Cambrils , a popular seaside resort town south-west of Barcelona , after they drove into pedestrians. Read More

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Peace with North Korea a 'possibility'

Spoiler alert: Despite Trump's boast that the U.S.is "locked and loaded" for military action , absolutely none of these things have happened yet. "Those who don't know the North very well fall into this trap every time (thinking they are easing threats) but we've seen this before". Read More

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Where to Find Solar Eclipse Glasses in NYC by Monday

Where to Find Solar Eclipse Glasses in NYC by Monday

He said be informed and make sure you only use glasses deemed as safe. The effect would be the same if you looked at the sun through binoculars. "And, of course, there are risks no matter what but you want to minimize those risks". "So, enjoy the partial eclipse , but do so safely". "I have been waiting nearly 40 years for this eclipse , and although I will be operating 14 cameras during totality, I will certainly take a moment to gaze at the eclipse the same way people have done for ... Read More

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Contentious primary heads to runoff

Contentious primary heads to runoff

For all the talk this year of House races in Kansas, Montana, and Georgia being referendums on Trump - Trump-backed candidates won all three - the Alabama race is a test of something different: Can a political marriage of convenience between Trump's anti-establishment brand and McConnell's insider brand ultimately produce a victor? Mark Levin, a less-enthusiastic Trump supporter, also endorsed Brooks and criticized the president for getting behind unusual. Read More

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Toomey calls health care setback 'devastating,' vows tax reform

Thom Tillis, R-N.C. His Democratic co-sponsor, Chris Coons of DE, said constitutional due process "depends on a system of checks and balances, grounded in the fundamental premise that no one is above the law". Republicans want to pass a budget blueprint for the fiscal year beginning on October 1, an action that was supposed to have been taken care of long before the summer recess. Read More

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Ryan assures Republican senators House will not pass 'skinny' Obamacare repeal

Ryan assures Republican senators House will not pass 'skinny' Obamacare repeal

All but Sen. Collins of ME voted "Yes" on an nearly identical bill in 2015, when Republicans voted 52-47 to repeal ObamaCare because they knew it would be vetoed by Barack Obama . Udall said he found just one consistency in the Republican efforts to repeal the nation's health care plan:. With members divided, Republicans may now move to attempt to pass what's being referred to as "skinny" repeal. Read More

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Jordan Spieth in tie for lead after first round

He holds a three-shot lead over fellow American Matt Kuchar . Not only is Spieth three shots ahead of Kuchar, but he is six shots ahead of the two golfers tied for third place: Austin Connelly and U.S. He's a amusing guy. "I knew I was playing well, and I was just in the zone". "[Sunday] will be a day that will be emotionally draining and hard to stay very neutral in the head, " Spieth said. Read More

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Justine didn't have to die

Justine didn't have to die

She told the dispatcher she could hear someone behind her house. After Noor joined the force, Hodges wrote a Facebook post previous year that singled him out as "the newest Somali officer in the Minneapolis Police Department". He says something "clearly went tragically wrong". Police officers are supposed to serve and protect all citizens, not kill unarmed women in their pajamas. Read More

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What you need to know about OJ Simpson's upcoming parole hearing

What you need to know about OJ Simpson's upcoming parole hearing

The former Heisman trophy victor and actor was arrested and accused of murder in 1994 when his ex-wife, Nicole Brown-Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman , were found stabbed to death in California. "He deserves parole. It's as simple as that", says Yale Galanter , one of Simpson's defense attorneys in the armed robbery case. He was charged with a number of felony counts, including kidnapping and armed robbery. Read More

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India, Israel And Iran: Three's A Crowd?

India, Israel And Iran: Three's A Crowd?

Though, like previous year, no direct references to the South China Sea or China were included, they called on "all nations to resolve territorial and maritime disputes peacefully and in accordance with global law". In 2015, India abstained from a vote at the UN Human Rights Council on alleged war crimes during Israel's 2014 war on Gaza, causing shock among some Palestinian Authority officials. Read More

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Just 17 Percent Of Americans Approve Of Republican Senate Health Care Bill

Just 17 Percent Of Americans Approve Of Republican Senate Health Care Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell informed GOP senators of the delay during their weekly luncheon Tuesday, as the GOP seemingly lacks sufficient support to pass the bill in its current form. Meanwhile, Murphy said there are several aspects of the new healthcare bill Democrats could help fix, if given the opportunity. "We can rewrite our bill to bring down the price working families pay for health insurance - while still protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions", he said. Read More

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China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate granted medical parole

China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate granted medical parole

Photo Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese dissident who received the Nobel Peace Prize for his writings promoting democracy, in an undated photo released by his family in 2010. Rights group Amnesty International also confirmed the news of Liu's illness in a tweet. Liu was diagnosed on May 23, Mo said. The following year, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize by the Norway-based Nobel committee, a move that has greatly angered the Chinese government. Read More

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Times of Israel: Iran Missile Strike Missed Target

Times of Israel: Iran Missile Strike Missed Target

Iran's Revolutionary Guard said it launched a series of missiles at Syrian terror bases in revenge for deadly attacks on its capital that were claimed by Islamic State. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government forces pushed on Tuesday into some rebel-held areas in Daraa, as well as its western outskirts. Read More

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Iran's President Condemns 'siege' of Qatar by Arab Nations

Accusing Qatar of supporting terrorism , Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties with Doha on June 5. "A lowering of rhetoric would also help ease the tension". "He feels very much threatened and reads that the move is actually against him personally", said Abdullah Bozkurt, president of the Stockholm Center for Freedom and author of Turkey Interrupted, Derailing Democracy. Read More

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Muslims in Asia pray for peace as Ramadan holy month ends

Muslims in Asia pray for peace as Ramadan holy month ends

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has always highlighted the multiculturalism in his country. "Eid-ul- Fitr will be celebratedon Sunday 25th June 2017", it said. Many will wake up early to pray at a mosque or outdoor prayer venue. Thousands of the Indonesian muslims congregrate during Eid al Fitr mass prayer in Istiqlal Mosque, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia, located in Central Jakarta, Indonesia. Read More

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India's perplexity in Saudi-Qatar crisis

According to Reuters , Qatar officials and Jim Mattis, the Defense Secretary of the United States , were supposed to meet on Wednesday in order to solidify the agreement. About 10,000 American troops are stationed at the al-Udeid airbase near Doha, which has played a key role in campaigns in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. Read More

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DC, Maryland to sue President Trump for alleged breach of constitutional oath

DC, Maryland to sue President Trump for alleged breach of constitutional oath

The most recent of these lawsuits however have a better chance than the others as the allegations are the first to be said to violate the constitution emolument clause . She says the lawsuit represents "the kind of partisan grandstanding voters across the country have come to despise". "In the emoluments clauses, we have these ancient air bags that were placed in the Constitution by the framers that are now being deployed." said Eisen, who has been working with the District and ... Read More

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Will uphold dignity of Presidency: Kovind

Will uphold dignity of Presidency: Kovind

He said it was only after Kovind's name came up as the NDA nominee that the opposition forwarded Meira Kumar's name. "Actually, Nitish Kumar has begun to correct his mistakes by extending his support to Kovind", Modi said countering RJD chief Lalu Prasads statement that Nitish Kumar has committed a "historic blunder" by extending his support to Kovind. Read More

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Colombian Rebels Release Kidnapped Dutch Journalists

Colombian Rebels Release Kidnapped Dutch Journalists

Then they were shuttled from safe house to safe house before eventually taking refuge in the jungle. "It was very hard", he added, "but the people who captured us were very friendly and treated us with great respect". "We are incredibly happy and relieved", the show said in a Facebook post. "We apologize and reiterate that the two foreigners are in flawless condition", it tweeted. Read More

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Death toll in Pakistan attacks climbs to 56

Death toll in Pakistan attacks climbs to 56

The blasts were in a market and within three minutes of each other, senior government official Wazir Khan Wazir said. No militant group has yet claimed responsibility but similar attacks in Balochistan have been claimed by Pakistani Taliban sprinter group Jammat ul Ahrar and Lashkar-e-Jehngwi al-Alami, an ally of IS in Afghanistan. Read More

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