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Bear bites sleeping 13-year-old at Utah campground, officials say

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A 13-year-old child sleeping in a Utah campground was bitten on the face by a bear Friday morning, officials said.

The boy was at the Dewey Bridge Campground in Grand County, located along the Colorado River, when the bear bit him, according to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. The bear bit him on his right cheek and ear, and he was transported to a hospital for treatment.

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Following the encounter, wildlife officials said they were working alongside the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services department to find the bear and ultimately euthanize it.

Investigators said they’re “using dogs and traps in an effort to capture the bear” — whose tracks were spotted in the sand along the river. Officials said that since the bear bit a human, it will have to euthanize the animal once it’s found.

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The camping area was closed Friday after the boy was bitten.

Wildlife officials warn that campers and hikers refrain from being “sloppy” as it’ll endanger humans in the area. Bears “often live in the same places we camp, hike and build our houses,” and if a bear finds food in one site, it’ll most likely return and possibly become aggressive in the future.

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With Congressional Blessing, Space Force Is Closer To Launch

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It started as a joke.

Early last year, President Trump riffed on an idea he called “Space Force” before a crowd of Marines in San Diego.

It drew laughs, but the moment was a breakthrough for a plan that had languished for nearly 20 years.

“I said maybe we need a new force, we’ll call it the Space Force,” Trump said at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in March 2018. “And I was not really serious. Then I said, ‘What a great idea, maybe we’ll have to do that.'”

But now, under a new name and with Congress’ support, Space Force is closer to becoming a new military reality. It would be the first new military service in more than 70 years.

Concerns about Russia and China

In January 2001, a special commission chaired by former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said space needed to become a top national security priority. But the 9/11 terrorist attacks derailed those plans.

Since that time, military leaders, lawmakers and experts have warned that new resources were needed in space to get ahead of a potential, hostile nation setting out to destroy a U.S. satellite. Such a move could threaten our everyday lives, from our cell phones to the electric grid to the military’s ability to launch nuclear weapons.

As a result, proponents argue that the U.S. has fallen behind and needs to upgrade an existing Air Force office focused on space to become an official service.

“One of the main concerns is being able to develop a military space cadre who understands the space domain and understands threats to U.S. military space systems and some of those threats are developing already,” said Kaitlyn Johnson, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “Some of these are big and flashy anti-satellite weapons … Some of them are like missiles that are on the ground that shoot up into the air, target a satellite and physically hit and detonate and kill that satellite.”

So far, Russia and China are among the countries that have demonstrated the ability to destroy satellites. And in March, India joined the group when it destroyed one of its own satellites.

Such tests also add to space debris, triggering concerns of fast-moving particles that could now cause damage to a functioning satellites or worse.

Much of the threats in space are classified, but those in the know such as Defense Secretary Mark Esper, are publicly worried.

“I think what we are trying to do is recognize that space is no longer a place in which we support combat operations or from which we look down upon the world and see what’s happening,” Esper said during his July confirmation hearing. “It is now a warfighting domain. Not because we made it that way but because the Russians and Chinese are making it that way.”

Now, key lawmakers leading the charge have the support they need to make a new U.S. space service a reality. The House and the Senate have both proposed plans for Space Force in their versions of the annual defense bill.

And next month, a congressional conference committee could hammer out a final blueprint in its approval of the fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

“I’m excited that it looks like we’ll be able to have, really, the birth of a new service for the first time in 70 years,” said Democratic Tennessee Rep. Jim Cooper, a key architect of the plan. “Each warfighting domain should have its own capabilities.”

Trump “took our idea and he blew it up”

In 2017, Cooper, now the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee subpanel on strategic forces, and Alabama Rep. Mike Rogers, now the subcommittee’s ranking Republican, spearheaded a bipartisan effort to create the so-called “Space Corps.” It was approved in the House version of the annual defense bill.

However, the move was met with plenty of resistance from top Pentagon officials and the Senate, where the effort died.

Cooper said he was was initially irked that Trump had virtually hijacked their idea but under a new name of Space Force.

“I was floored. And then I was annoyed,” Cooper said of his reaction to Trump’s first Space Force speech. But “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”

Cooper said Trump made the idea “unworkable,” by adding several elements to it that made it cost prohibitive. However, Congress has now put forth two versions of the plan that are not as costly as Trump’s original pitch.

“He took our idea and he blew it up,” Cooper said. “So I’m thankful now and the defense authorization bill we’ve gotten back to the original plan.”

House and Senate lawmakers must now decide between their competing visions for the new space service. That’ll happen during their conference committee meetings to hammer out a final version of the defense bill.

The House wants to install their so-called Space Corps in the coming year, while the Senate includes at least a one-year delay to stand up the new command under Trump’s Space Force name.

In both versions, the new service would be modeled after the Marine Corps under the Navy, and remain under the Air Force. It would be the first new military service since the Air Force was created in 1947 under President Harry Truman.

“With this new legislation … it’s remarkably similar to Rogers and Cooper’s original language to create a Space Corps,” said Johnson, the CSIS fellow who has studied the proposals. “So they’ve been able to build off this this legacy and their work on this and it’s looking like it’s about to come to fruition.”

Johnson is betting a new service will come together with the passage of the defense bill.

The Senate version also includes language for a stronger leadership model at the top, including a new four-star commander.

“I think we did the art of the possible,” said Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., who played a key role in crafting a stronger leadership model for the service, including a new, four-star commander.

Although Cramer supports the Senate version, he would have done without a delay to create the service and supported a “more aggressive approach.”

A fight for a new military headquarters

With plans for a new space military service underway, there’s the potential for significant funding that would be focused on its efforts.

Already, the Trump administration has requested $14.1 billion to fund military space endeavors next year, including new GPS technology, space launch systems and personnel supports.

And in true congressional fashion, that’s set off a race of lawmakers vying to win the new headquarters to their states.

“There’s a lot of people who would like it,” said Washington Democratic Rep. Adam Smith, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

California, Colorado, Alabama and Florida are among those states in the running.

Even Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan says he could see some of Space Force’s operations land in his state. Alaska is home to the country’s missile defense system and the radar tasked with tracking a potential attack and intercepting it.

Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., argues that Florida is the right place because it’s the historic role in the space program and a vibrant private sector focused on space today.

Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., however, says his state has an edge. That’s where major components of the existing Space Command under the Air Force exists today.

Still, House lawmakers say their focus is to ensure that the move will be largely a restructuring and not turn Space Corps into a “pork barrel” spending bill for some particular district.

Instead, it shouldn’t come without a large, unnecessary bill, said Smith. As chairman, Smith is slated to serve on the conference panel to hammer out the final version of the defense bill.

“I think we need to better emphasize space as part of our national defense,” he said. But “I don’t want to waste money, so we need to make sure there’s not too much bureaucracy and it’s done in an efficient and effective manner.”

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Tennessee manhunt continues for Curtis Watson, escaped inmate suspected of killing corrections employee

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The search for a Tennessee convict who allegedly sexually assaulted then murdered a corrections employee before escaping entered its fifth day Sunday, as authorities warn the fugitive is “extremely dangerous.”

Curtis Watson, a 44-year-old inmate at the West Tennessee State Penitentiary, was spotted in Henning, Tenn., over the weekend after escaping custody Wednesday. He had been released from the facility at 7 a.m. on a work detail for his daily lawn-mowing duties.

MANHUNT FOR ESCAPED TENNESSEE INMATE INTENSIFIES AS STATE ISSUES RARE BLUE ALERT

Around 11 a.m., prison officials realized employee Debra Johnson was missing after she didn’t report to work, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) said. Hours earlier, around 8:10 a.m., 64-year-old Johnson — an administrator who lived in a home on prison grounds — was known to be alive, as she had made a phone call.

Her body was discovered by coworkers shortly after they discovered she was missing. Investigators said she was sexually assaulted and had been strangled to death.

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Correctional officers saw Watson riding a golf cart at Johnson’s house around 8:30 a.m. It was between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., according to officials, that the inmate “took a tractor and reflective vest from the prison and drove away.”

Since his escape, authorities have been searching for Watson, who they described as “extremely dangerous.”

“If you spot Curtis Watson do not approach him,” authorities said, warning to call 911.

Investigators said they’ve received nearly 400 tips related to Watson’s disappearance, and on early Sunday confirmed he was seen in Henning, Tenn., near the state prison facility.

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“He has changed his clothing as can be seen in the photos provided by a resident who notified authorities that they’d spotted him on their property. Residents in the area should be ALERT and VIGILANT,” the state Department of Correction tweeted.

A reward of $57,000 was offered for information leading to Watson’s capture and conviction. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.

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Phone trackers, search deletion, checking strange links, and more: Tech Q&A

Find Hidden Phone Trackers

Q: My ex is a total geek who is completely obsessed with me. I think he put a tracker or something on my phone. How can I tell for sure?

A: The street term for this is “stalkerware,” and it’s more common than ever partly because the technology is so easy to obtain. Software is installed in your phone that tracks and reports back every single thing you do on your phone and where you go. A simple way to check whether this software has infiltrated your device is through data usage: this kind of program requires data to report back to whoever is behind it continuously. If your data usage has mysteriously skyrocketed, you may be onto something. Tap or click here for more ways to see if stalkerware is on your phone.

End Robocalls

Q: I am so tired of robocalls. Is there anything I can do to make them stop? They are driving me crazy!

A: Many robocalls originate overseas. Robocalls may come from legitimate organizations, but they’re frequently scams or phishing schemes. Whatever you do, don’t interact with a robocall, because they often have special software that will record your voice and use it for identity theft. Your best tactic is just to block the number if you can. This is a good technique to learn because it’s easy and can prove useful in many different situations, including friends and exes you want to keep at arm’s length. In the past, people have changed their number to avoid unwanted calls, but this is becoming a rare last resort. Tap or click here for best ways to block unwanted calls.

Smart TV Hacking Risks

Q: I don’t want Netflix. Are there any other reasons to connect my new smart TV to the internet? What about hacking risks?

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Delete Dubious Searches

Q: I searched for things on Google that I shouldn’t have using our family computer. How can I erase those searches for good? I don’t want my kids to see that.

A: There are many reasons you might want to keep your searches private, especially just before birthdays or gift-giving holidays. You might also be sick of certain targeted advertising, which is primarily based on your search history and the cookies it attracts. Presuming you used Google, there are several ways to hide your searches, starting with deletion. Deleting your whole history might raise suspicion since familiar websites will suddenly not be recognized. Luckily, Google now enables you to eliminate specific searches, so you don’t have to remove everything. Tap or click here for seven things you didn’t know Google searches could do until now.

Vet Links

Q: Is there a way to see if a link is legitimate before you click it? I’d hate to get malware from just clicking the wrong thing!

A: Curiosity often gets the best of us, but remember: if you’re not 100 percent sure where a link leads, DO NOT CLICK. I can’t stress this enough. Entire companies have been frozen or held hostage by malware all because one worker got careless with a credible-looking hyper-link. It’s one thing to put your computer at risk, but crippling a network could lead to lost money, lawsuits, and even tangible danger. Several websites can check those links for you; all you have to do is copy and paste the URL (be careful doing this), and you can find out whether it’s been cited before. There’s no excuse for clumsiness, especially now that the stakes are so high, and awareness so widespread. Tap or click here for four ways to check if a link is safe before you click it.

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Keep calling him #MoscowMitch: McConnell is finally running scared

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Kamala Harris, in a Pivot, Makes Her Play for Iowa

STORM LAKE, Iowa — Senator Kamala Harris ordered tacos at a Mexican joint in Storm Lake (two chicken, one pork). She mingled with the masses at a New York-themed bar in Sioux City. (“You’ve got the whitest teeth,” one patron told her. “That’s a plus right there.”) She sampled apple egg rolls and flipped pork chops at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.

“I can also flip Republicans,” she grinned while gripping a metal spatula.

As Ms. Harris trundles her way across Iowa on a five-day bus tour that is her longest trip yet to any early primary state, the California Democrat’s embrace of Iowa’s quirky political traditions has delivered the unmistakable message that the state’s kickoff caucuses are increasingly central to her 2020 calculations after months of focus on South Carolina.

By the end of her tour on Monday, Ms. Harris will have made more stops in Iowa on this trip than she did in the entire first half of 2019, according to the Des Moines Register’s candidate tracker. She did not once venture farther west than the Des Moines suburbs until July, as her one planned trip there was scratched because of Senate votes.

“You can’t fake showing up,” said Jim Eliason, the Democratic county chairman in Buena Vista in northwestern Iowa, who happily introduced himself to Ms. Harris, outside the Storm Lake taqueria on Friday.

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Now Ms. Harris is showing up. The giant crowd of reporters, cameras, supporters, staff and even some hecklers that shadowed her across the state fairgrounds testified to a rising presence in the state.

Her campaign boasts 50 full-time staff in Iowa, plus 20 paid fellows, spread across seven offices. She bought her first television ad of the primary this week here, airing a minute-long introductory spot statewide. And in the latest Iowa poll, from Monmouth University, Ms. Harris had inched up to third place, at 11 percent, behind former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. (28 percent) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (19 percent). Senator Bernie Sanders was at nine percent, Mayor Pete Buttigieg was at eight percent and the rest of the field was far behind.

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Strategists for Ms. Harris say her newfound focus is a result of the surprising degree to which the race in Iowa remains wide open, despite Mr. Biden’s continued advantage in the polls and the sizable operation Ms. Warren has constructed. It is also a tacit acknowledgment of history: those outside the top-three finishers in Iowa rarely go on to capture the nomination.

Ms. Harris’s husband, Douglas Emhoff, who joined her at the state fair, has been courting Iowa activists and officials to ply them for information and possible endorsements. He has even traveled to Iowa on his own for meetings.

“Do you think Kamala can still win Iowa?” Mr. Emhoff recently asked one Iowa Democrat, after acknowledging her slow start in the state, according to a person who relayed the private conversation anonymously in order to maintain a relationship with the campaign.

Ms. Harris and her team have long been circumspect about the “W-word” and Iowa. Her campaign had initially sought to tamp down expectations here, suggesting that, unlike some rivals, victory was not essential. South Carolina, with its heavily African-American electorate, instead, has been pinned as the state most likely to propel her candidacy forward. But South Carolina is the fourth state to vote, and scoring an earlier victory elsewhere is often key to success there, as it was for Barack Obama in 2008.

Supporters waited for Ms. Harris to arrive at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding in Clear Lake on Friday.CreditMaddie McGarvey for The New York Times

Ms. Harris herself was in Iowa on the night of Mr. Obama’s Iowa caucus victory, which famously helped him consolidate the support of African-American voters over a popular and well-known Democrat, Hillary Clinton. Now it is Ms. Harris seeking to chip away at the solid support in the black community for another well-known Democrat, Mr. Biden.

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In an interview aboard her campaign bus, where snacks included Iowa-shaped cookies and some with “Kamala” written in frosting, Ms. Harris said the Iowa caucuses are “obviously significant in terms of the perception of the strength of the candidacy” going into the rest of the primary calendar. “You can’t deny that,” she said.

As summer has unfolded, Ms. Harris has more firmly found her ideological place in the expansive primary field: landing herself somewhere between the unalloyed liberalism of Mr. Sanders and Ms. Warren and the moderation of Mr. Biden.

“From my perspective, what people want is that you see them, and you are prepared to solve their problems and the issues that wake them up in the middle of the night,” Ms. Harris said in the interview. “They couldn’t give a hoot about your ideology. That’s not what people want right now. Because ideology doesn’t fix problems. And what people want — I believe people want a problem-solving president.”

On the tour and in a television ad, Ms. Harris is highlighting her “3 a.m. agenda” to address the economic issues that keep Americans up at night.CreditMaddie McGarvey for The New York Times

In Sioux City, for instance, she sidestepped a question about whether she would label President Trump a “white supremacist,” a designation that some of her rivals in the primary, including Ms. Warren, Mr. Buttigieg, Mr. Sanders and Beto O’Rourke began using last week. Prominent black politicians, such as Mr. Obama, have often avoided such sharp language about white leaders and sought to stress themes of tolerance and unity.

Ms. Harris said it was a “fair conversation that’s happening” because Mr. Trump “has been about condoning the conduct and certainly accommodating the conduct of white supremacists.”

In interviews, numerous Iowa voters said they were drawn to Ms. Harris’s potential history-making candidacy as a black woman, and to what they perceived as her toughness. Fewer mentioned policy specifics.

“I think she can fight Trump and win,” said Alana Jondle, a retiree in Fort Dodge.

Ms. Harris’s inaugural television spot in Iowa features her “3 a.m. agenda,” which aims to address the economic issues that keep Americans up at night. The ad leads with her promise to cut taxes for the middle class, and includes her proposals to address gender pay equity and establish “Medicare for all.”

Angie Miller of Cedar Rapids, who came to see Ms. Harris speak on the soapbox at the state fair on Saturday, said she had already seen Ms. Harris’s first ad and that “it grabbed my attention and made me really gravitate toward her.”

Fairgoers tried to catch a glimpse of Ms. Harris.CreditMaddie McGarvey for The New York Times Grilling pork is a ritual at the fair.CreditMaddie McGarvey for The New York Times
Ms. Harris navigated the crowds of press members at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday.CreditMaddie McGarvey for The New York Times

In her state fair speech, Ms. Harris’s pitch for a middle-class tax cut received little applause. But her new favorite line about Mr. Trump — “Dude gotta go!” — had the crowd roaring, as did her declaration that, “We will pay teachers their value!”

Asked in the interview why, as a progressive Democrat, she is leading with tax cuts, Ms. Harris said, “We’ve got to multitask.”

“I like to cook. I have five burners. They can all roar at the same time,” she said. “For most of my life, I’ve had four. Now I have five.”

Less freewheeling than some of her rivals, Ms. Harris favored structured events, like rallies and curated round tables early in 2019, rather than the unpredictability of chance encounters along the trail that have long characterized Iowa campaigning.

When Ms. Harris taped a podcast before a live Cedar Rapids audience in February, her team requested a rundown of the questions she would be asked in advance, said Simeon Talley, a Democratic activist and one of the podcast co-hosts. “They were very specific,” he recalled, more so than other 2020 candidates who have appeared.

“Even in our conversation with her, I got a sense that she was — rehearsed is maybe not quite the right word — but you got a sense that she had things that she was going to say and stay on script,” said Mr. Talley, who is undecided for 2020 but likes Ms. Harris. “It could be used as a knock against her that she’s cautious or rehearsed. Maybe there is an element of that. But it’s probably contributed to her rise and successful political career.”

Supporters took pictures with Ms. Harris’s bus in West Des Moines on Saturday.CreditMaddie McGarvey for The New York Times

With her sister and campaign chair, Maya Harris, by her side, Ms. Harris appeared more than comfortable on this trip, and she greeted voters for the first two days while sporting immaculately white Chuck Taylors. She made her first campaign stop through an Iowa bar, and offered instruction on pronouncing her name (“Just think of ‘comma’ and add a ‘la’”). She asked children about their summer vacations. And she comforted a young woman who told her she came to the United States as an infant and was in the Obama era immigration policy that shielded from deportation young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.

“Always remember,” Ms. Harris told her, “you belong here.”

Ms. Harris suggested she not only was enjoying her time in Iowa but signaled there was more to come.

“Spending time in Iowa has been really helpful to me,” she said in Sioux City. “You are making me a better candidate.”

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Anthony Scaramucci Warns That Trump Will Turn On Nation As Men Go At It On Twitter — Trump “turns on on everyone, and soon it will be you and then the entire country,” cautioned president’s former pal.

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I’ve low-key thought this for a while, that he actually fucking hates America, mostly for electing him.

He hates the elites and celebrities who reject him.

There’s no way he gives a fuck about the rubes and mooks and the ding-a-ling pot luck church ladies who worship his atheist ass like he’s the new Jesus Sheriff.

His wife won’t fuck him. He hasn’t had sex since he won the primary. He’s also angry because he knows every man in the secret service knows he hasn’t had sex since then. Mr. Hot Ticket sleeps alone every night, no hookers in sight.

He’s being humiliated by Putin & Kim. He’s not ever getting any younger, or better looking. Ever.

A complete legal shitstorm awaits him if he doesn’t stay in office.

Trump is one increasingly frustrated and pissed off dude, and I don’t say this lightly, I think we all should be worried about that.

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Tattooed defendant convicted of killing 2 — after attorney sought jury that wouldn’t judge client’s appearance

The Louisiana man whose defense attorney sought a jury who wouldn’t judge the double-homicide defendant’s facial tattoos was convicted of murder on Friday.

William Bottoms Jr., 29, faced two counts of second-degree murder stemming from the deaths of two men in 2017. They were found shot in the head, in the back seat of a car, covered with a sheet.

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William Bottoms Jr., 29, was found guilty of second-degree murder on Friday. (East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office)

When selecting a jury earlier last week, Bottoms’ defense attorney, Jarvis Antwine, reportedly told 14 potential jurors he wanted people who would not judge Bottoms for his tattoos — which include skull horns and a set of teeth  — on his face and neck.

“That’s the first thing you see with him,” Antwine told jurors, most of whom said they didn’t expect Bottoms’ tattoos to influence their verdict.

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Bottoms’ girlfriend, Megan Gaylord, testified Thursday. She said she, Bottoms and the two now-dead men did drugs together before Bottoms became paranoid and killed the men.

In court Friday, the jury found Bottoms guilty of second-degree murder, The Advocate of Baton Rouge reported. A judge sentenced him to two consecutive life terms.

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Rick McDaniel: I wanted to be first to see sunrise in America — Then this happened

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Getting up at 4 a.m. on your vacation is not normal. If you asked my wife, she might say something even less charitable. But we rose early that day for a special reason – to be the first to see the sunrise in America.

We had come to Acadia National Park in Maine to reconnect with our New England roots, enjoy cooler temperatures and explore its unique beauty. The rocky shoreline, the stunning views and the plentiful hiking trails did not disappoint. We had a great time but there was one adventure left.

In Acadia stands Cadillac Mountain. At 1,530 feet, it is the highest point on the Atlantic seaboard. Combined with being one of the easternmost points in America it’s the first place to see the sunrise in this country. We drove up early that morning to be the first to see the sunrise anywhere in America that day.

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I like to be first. I like it a lot. I was formed in the fires of athletic and academic competition. In my early years I heard phrases like “second is first loser” and “if you’re not first, you’re last.” So when I found out I could be the first one out of 327 million people in the United States to see the sunrise, I was all over it.

But when we arrived at the top of the mountain we could barely find a parking spot. And over the next 45 minutes we would watch hundreds more people pour onto the granite summit. I was not going to be first. I would be one of hundreds that day to see the first sunrise in America. It put me in some pretty rare company, but it wasn’t first.

When the sun rose, it was spectacular. People actually began to clap. Not a bad way to start your day. But as we left we drove by more cars parked all along the road and I realized there were even more people who saw the first sunrise beside me.

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There is nothing wrong with wanting to be first – someone has to be first. Greatness is a worthy goal to pursue.

The reality is we all can’t be first. Only one person can. We can’t all be the best, or “best” wouldn’t mean anything.

When Jesus said “the last will be first and the first will be last,” He wasn’t criticizing the desire to be first. He was teaching us about having a servanthood attitude. Jesus doesn’t want us to act superior to others. He wants us to serve others. You can be the best and still not act like you’re better than anyone else.

The reality is we all can’t be first. Only one person can. We can’t all be the best, or “best” wouldn’t mean anything. What each of us can pursue is being the best we can be. Taking the talents, gifts and opportunities God places in our lives and doing all we can to be the best we can become.

If the result is we are first, then that’s great. If we’re not, it’s OK as long as we know we strove for greatness and simply came up short. Your best may not be good enough in certain situations with particular people. But on another day, in another circumstance, it may be different and you come out on top.

The key is to pursue impact over outcome. Because impact you can control, results you cannot. I’m big on impact.

My preaching broadcast is called “High Impact Living,” my podcast is named “Point of Impact” and the church I pastor is known as a contemporary high-impact church. I believe in the power of making an impact.

I have seen the incredible impact our church has made over the last 25 years. Thousands of lives have been changed, families have been restored and our community has been immeasurably blessed because of our ministry.

The impact in so many ways is undeniable. But the outcomes have not always been what we’ve wanted. We have not seen results from all our efforts like we would have hoped for or even expected.

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Impact you can control because it is about doing the best you can with your resources. Outcomes are different because there are so many things beyond our control. We can do everything right but others can mess it up. The actions of some in companies, families and teams can keep the right outcome from happening. There are those that not only mess up their lives but yours too.

Sometimes the results just don’t show the whole story. But the impact will. You may not be acknowledged as the best or receive the first-place prize. That doesn’t mean you never will. As long as you keep pursuing being the best you can be, you’ll be first in what matters most.

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