Asia leg of global tour concludes with heartfelt waves of thanks

HONG KONG — President Russell M. Nelson looked over the largest crowd of Latter-day Saints to ever assemble in Hong Kong and waved goodbye by lifting both hands high in the air. Many of the 4,200 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints returned the gesture. “You are making a memory for […]

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Barbara Bush was ‘first lady of the greatest generation’

HOUSTON — Barbara Bush was the “first lady of the greatest generation.” Addressing former presidents, ambassadors and hundreds of other mourners inside the nation’s largest Episcopal church on Saturday, historian Jon Meacham recalled Barbara Bush’s quick wit that made her so popular. He also spoke of her devotion to her husband of 73 years, former […]

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Fresno State prof blows up farmers as “stupid” Trump supporters in a video saturated with F-bombs

In a video posted this week on the Internet, including an editorial from Bush’s attack on Randa Jarrar, a state professor at Fresno State, she said that supporting President Donald Trump’s farmers was “just stupid”. The Fresno Bee reported that a nearly four-minute YouTube video called Vigilante Goose on Thursday was emailed to university officials […]

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Science Says: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cities and nations are looking at banning plastic straws and stirrers in hopes of addressing the world’s plastic pollution problem. The problem is so large, though, that scientists say that’s not nearly enough. Australian scientists Denise Hardesty and Chris Wilcox estimate, using trash collected on U.S. coastlines during cleanups over five years, […]

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Romney’s nephew fails to make Colorado primary ballot

DENVER (AP) — Businessman Doug Robinson, a nephew of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, failed to qualify for Colorado’s Republican gubernatorial primary ballot, a state official announced Friday. Colorado politicians hoping to land on their party’s statewide primary ballot must gather 1,500 signatures from party voters in each of the state’s seven congressional districts. Secretary […]

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Ex-FBI deputy director ‘disappointed’ in Comey comments

WASHINGTON — Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director, is “very upset and disappointed” by comments made by his former boss James Comey that contradict his account of a disclosure to the news media, McCabe’s lawyer said Friday. “Andy has at all times attempted to, and believes he’s been successful in, playing it straight with […]

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Democratic leader announces new acceptance of marijuana

WASHINGTON — The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana’s informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the growing political acceptance of pot. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said Friday he’ll introduce a bill taking marijuana off the federal list of controlled substances — in effect decriminalizing its use. […]

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In suit, DNC blames election loss on Trump-Russia alliance

NEW YORK — The Democratic National Committee on Friday sued President Donald Trump’s campaign, Trump’s son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and Wikileaks, saying they conspired to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election by breaking into DNC computers and stealing tens of thousands of emails and documents. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court sought […]

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