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Trump: U.S. military won’t allow transgender people ‘to serve in any capacity’President Trump announced on Wednesday morning that the U.S. military will not allow or accept any transgender individuals.


7/26/2017 7:31:52 AM

Minneapolis Police Department Announces New Bodycam Policy Following Fatal Shooting of Australian WomanIn the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Justine Damond, the Minneapolis Police Department announced new bodycam policies for officers.


7/26/2017 6:33:48 AM

McCain: ‘I will not vote for this bill as it is today’A week after his brain cancer diagnosis, Sen. John McCain returned to Washington to cast a crucial vote to begin debate on the GOP health care legislation.


7/25/2017 2:12:08 PM

Pakistani council orders "revenge rape" of 16-year-old girlBy Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani police have arrested 25 members of an informal village council accused of ordering the rape of a 16-year-old girl as revenge for her brother's alleged sexual assault of another girl. The Supreme Court also requested a report on the case, which echoed a notorious case from 2002 in which another teenager was gang-raped on a local council's order. "A total of 29 people were involved in this ghastly crime, and we have 25 of them in our custody," Multan City Police Officer Ahsan Younus told Reuters by telephone on Thursday.


7/27/2017 3:40:12 AM

Condemned killer arrives at death house ahead of executionCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned killer in Ohio arrived at the death house a day ahead of his scheduled execution Wednesday with several requests for a delay pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.


7/25/2017 12:07:52 PM

Wildfires force French Riviera evacuationsFrench authorities ordered the evacuation of up to 12,000 people around a picturesque hilltop town in the southern Côte d’Azur region as fires hopscotched around the Mediterranean coast for a third day Wednesday.


7/26/2017 9:34:18 AM

Two People Injured In Korean War-Era Plane Crash Near Texas AirportFederal authorities say the fuselage of the vintage plane came apart as it crash-landed, but fortunately the pilot and passenger survived.


7/26/2017 10:56:56 AM

Canadian military after Trump announcement: We welcome transgender peopleAfter President Trump announced Wednesday that transgender people would be barred from serving in the military, the Canadian Armed Forces took a different tack. In an apparent jab at its southern neighbor, the Canadian military invited individuals “of all sexual orientations and gender identities” to join the ranks. Join us! #DiversityIsOurStrength #ForcesJobs,” a tweet sent from the official Canadian Armed Forces handle read.


7/26/2017 3:04:50 PM

Philippines to consult ASEAN on joint China sea oil searchThe Philippines tried Wednesday to reassure Southeast Asian neighbours about its proposal to partner with Beijing in oil exploration in the disputed South China Sea, promising to consult them on any plans. President Rodrigo Duterte has softened his predecessor's policy opposing China's claims -- which expand to nearly the entire sea -- causing alarm among neighbouring Southeast Asian countries, which also hold partial claims. On Monday Duterte said his government was in talks with China over joint drilling for natural resources in the sea, reversing years of tensions.


7/26/2017 4:02:48 AM

Senate GOP’s endgame on health care: the lowest common denominatorRepublicans are abandoning their ambitions to repeal and replace the ACA, instead hoping they can get 50 votes for a so-called skinny repeal of aspects of current law.


7/26/2017 1:42:34 PM

Welcome to Florida


 
State in the extreme SE United States. A long, low peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Florida is bordered by Georgia and Alabama.
 
Area, 58,560 sq mi (151,670 sq km).
Pop. (2000) 15,982,378, a 23.5% increase since the 1990 census.
Capital, Tallahassee.
Largest city, Jacksonville. 
Nickname, Sunshine State.
Motto, In God We Trust.
State bird, mockingbird.
State flower, orange blossom.
State tree, Sabal palmetto palm.
 
 
 
Tourism plays a primary role in the state's economy; in 1996 visitors to Florida spent over $48 billion. Walt Disney World, a massive cluster of theme parks near Orlando that is one of the world's leading tourist attractions; Universal Studios, a combination theme park and film and television production facility, also near Orlando; and other attractions draw millions yearly.
Famed beaches, such as those at Miami Beach , Daytona Beach , and Fort Lauderdale , attract hordes of vacationers. With more than 4,000 sq mi (10,360 sq km) of inland water and with the sea readily accessible from almost anywhere in the state, Florida is a fishing paradise. Other attractions include Everglades National Park, with its unusual plant and animal life; Palm Beach , with its palatial estates; and Sanibel Island's picturesque resorts.

Famous for its citrus fruits, Florida leads the nation in the production of oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, and market-ready corn and tomatoes. Other important crops include sugarcane and many varieties of winter vegetables. Cattle and dairy products are important, as is commercial fishing, with the catch including crabs, lobsters, and shrimp.

 

 

*Information from Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition