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Democratic Rivals Unite In Powerful Plea For Gun Control

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Eight Democratic presidential candidates came together for a common goal ahead of Thursday’s debate: Ending to gun violence in schools.

In an ad already shared and viewed hundreds of thousands of times since its release on Monday, the candidates appealed for a reprieve to mass shootings in schools. Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords’ gun control organization Giffords Courage To Fight Gun Violence launched the campaign, which implores Americans to elect a president who will enact meaningful change to gun policy.

The video features Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Giffords said in a statement that the “Gun Safety President” campaign aims to end Trump’s corrupt leadership and elect a president who will stand up to the gun lobby to protect kids and communities from gun violence.

“This campaign will give Americans a closer look at just how committed the candidates running against Trump are in the fight to save lives,” she stated.

Social media lit up with reactions from viewers:

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Virgin Mary painting shows ‘tears’ at Chicago church facing foreclosure: reports

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Chicago worshippers on Monday flocked to a century-old Greek Orthodox church that is facing foreclosure to see what some say is a sign from God after a caretaker witnessed what appeared to be tears streaming from the eyes of a painting of the Virgin Mary over the weekend.

Rev. Fr. Nicholas Jonas told the Chicago Tribune he was in his office at Chicago’s Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church early Sunday morning when a caretaker told him about the painting.

Jonas said he investigated and placed cotton balls at the bottom of the painting to absorb an oil-like substance pouring from the eyes of the Virgin Mary. He posted a picture of the painting Sunday night that shows streaks of liquid residue coming from the Blessed Mother’s eyes, which give the appearance that she’s crying.

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“I can’t explain why she is tearing, but I do know as human beings we are usually crying for two reasons: either joy or sorrow,” Jonas told Chicago’s WLS.

The church is scheduled for a bankruptcy hearing Tuesday. Following Jonas’ social media post, many people visited the church to see the painting. More than a hundred candles were lit, according to the Tribune. Some worshippers viewed the phenomena as a sign of a coming miracle indicating the church would be saved from foreclosure.

“Mary weeping is a sign, and the miracle is actually in our hearts,” Laura Tovar, whose sister was married at the church, told the Tribune.

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Jonas, however, said he’s not sure the tears are a sign the church would be saved and he “would just rather say that the Virgin Mary is talking to us. I would just let her finish her conversation. And, let’s see what happens.”

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Social media falls in love with video of toddler ‘besties’ spotting each other on the street

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This is precious.

A pair of toddler “besties” spotted each other on a New York City street — and immediately rushed toward each other to hug, in an adorable moment captured on video.

The 2-year-old boys, named Maxwell and Finnegan, can be seen running on a tree lined block, their arms flailing, and embracing, in the now-viral footage posted on Facebook Sunday by dad Michael Cisneros.

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Cisneros, who is Maxwell’s father, told ABC News the boys have known each other for about a year and are inseparable.

“When they are away from each other, they are always asking about one another,” he said. “They go to music class together, Dana Banana (a weekly music event) and they love to dance — both are excellent dancers.”

More than 14,000 people had seen the heartwarming footage by Monday evening.

“That’s awesome & it gives me hope for this world we live in!” one person commented.

“Absolutely love this!” another person added. “These two just melt my heart.”

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It’s unclear where and when the footage was taken. Cisneros, who had hundreds of comments on his page, didn’t immediately respond to a message from The Post.

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Soros calls Trump’s China policy his ‘greatest’ foreign policy achievement, warns on Huawei

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George Soros, the left-wing billionaire, offered partial praise for President Trump in an op-ed published Monday night over his tough stance on China but went on to urge Congress not to allow the president to use Huawei—the second-largest smartphone maker in the world—as a bargaining chip in his fight for reelection.

Soros, who famously shorted the British pound in 1992 and made a $1 billion profit, penned the op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. He said perhaps Trump’s only foreign policy win during his presidency was “the development of a coherent and genuinely bipartisan policy toward Xi Jinping ’s China,” and his administration’s move to declare Beijing a “strategic rival.”

Soros also praised the administration’s move to place Huawei on the Commerce Department’s so-called “entity list,” which prevents U.S. companies from dealing the telecom giant.

Huawei has called the action by the Trump administration a violation of “free-market competition.”

Soros wrote about the tense competition in the 5G market and said the U.S. has a commanding lead over China. But he warned that Trump “may soon undermine his own China policy and cede the advantage to Beijing.”

He said he believes Trump wants to free himself from any constraints by Congress and be able to remove Huawei from the list at his own discretion. China has insisted that Huawei be removed from the list as a prerequisite for any trade agreement.

“In my view, he wants to arrange a meeting with President Xi Jinping as the 2020 election approaches and make a trade deal with him, and he wants Huawei’s status on the table as one of his bargaining chips,” Soros wrote.

Soros called on Congress to act and pointed to Rep. Mike Gallagher,  R-Wis., and Sen.  Mitt  Romney, R- Utah, for introducing amendments that would require Congress’ blessing for removal.

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“As founder of the Open Society Foundations, my interest in defeating Xi Jinping’s China goes beyond U.S. national interests,” he wrote. “As I explained in a speech in Davos earlier this year, I believe that the social-credit system Beijing is building, if allowed to expand, could sound the death knell of open societies not only in China but also around the globe.”

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Hannity on Dems push for impeachment: ‘An anticlimactic culmination of 3 years of lies’

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Fox News’ Sean Hannity criticized Democrats Monday night for targeting President Trump and once again pursuing impeachment.

“There are no high crimes, no misdemeanors. There is no justification at all. We all know the Russia witch hunt was a complete utter failure. Robert Mueller’s testimony was utterly worthless,” Hannity said on his television show.

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“They never got what they prayed for or thought they would get and wanted.”

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler‘s panel announced Monday that it would take up a procedures resolution Thursday on rules that would govern rules for any impeachment hearings, as it works to determine whether to recommend formal impeachment proceedings. The committee said that the resolution was similar to procedural votes taken at the beginning of the impeachment investigations into Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton.

Hannity addressed Nadler directly, saying the Senate would never go for impeachment.

“Let me help Nadler out. It would be totally dismissed in the Republican-controlled Senate and by the way Democrats in those districts that voted for Trump…  They are not going to like that either,” Hannity said.

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Hannity added, “It’s an anticlimactic culmination of three years of lies, smears, conspiracy theories and frankly, just gutter dirty politics.”

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This Day in History: Sept. 10

On this day, Sept. 10 …

1991: Nirvana releases the single “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”

Also on this day:

  • 1833: President Andrew Jackson shuts down the Second Bank of the U.S. 
  • 1897: A 25-year-old London taxi driver named George Smith becomes the first person ever arrested for drunk driving. 
  • 1939: Canada declares war on Germany, entering World War II.
  • 2018: Hurricane Irma makes landfall on Cudjoe Key, Fla.; the hurricane would ultimately result in 134 deaths and over $64 billion in damages.
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Scientists uncover new evidence of the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs

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Drilling into the seafloor off Mexico, scientists have extracted a unique geologic record of the single worst day in the history of life on Earth, when a city-sized asteroid smashed into the planet 65 million years ago, wiping out the dinosaurs and three-quarters of all other life.

Their analysis of these new rock samples from the Chicxulub crater, made public Monday, reveals a parfait of debris deposited in layers almost minute-by-minute at the heart of the impact during the first day of a global catastrophe. It records traces of the explosive melting, massive earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides and wildfires as the immense asteroid blasted a hole 100 miles wide and 12 miles deep, the scientists said.

The sediments also offer chemical evidence that the cataclysm blew hundreds of billions of tons of sulfur from pulverized ocean rock into the atmosphere, triggering a global winter in which temperatures world-wide dropped by as much as 30 degrees Fahrenheit for decades, the scientists said.

“It tells us what went on inside the crater on that day of doom that killed the dinosaurs,” said Jay Melosh, a geophysicist at Purdue University who studies impact craters and wasn’t a member of the drilling team. “All of this mayhem is directly recorded in the core.”

The scientists in the drilling consortium, led by geophysicist Sean Gulick at the University of Texas in Austin, who was co-chief of the $10 million project, published their research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The project was sponsored by the International Ocean Discovery Program and the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program.

The scientists worked aboard a drilling ship called Lifeboat Myrtle anchored offshore from the Mexican port of Progreso. In 2016, they drilled into the crater’s inner rim for the first time, buried in the seafloor under about 1,500 feet of limestone deposited in the millions of years since the impact.

Geologists study rocks as a record of compressed time, with ticks of the geologic clock typically measured in layers that accumulate over thousands of years. In the Chicxulub crater, though, hundreds of feet of sediments built up rapidly, recording impact effects like a high-speed stop-action camera, the scientists said.

“Here we have 130 meters in a single day,” said Dr. Gulick. “We can read it on the scale of minutes and hours, which is amazing.”

The asteroid blasted a cavity between 25 and 30 miles deep in the first seconds of impact, creating a boiling cauldron of molten rocks and super-heated steam, according to the scientists’ interpretation of the rock. Rebounding from the hammer blow, a plume of molten rock splashed up into a peak higher than Mount Everest.

Within minutes, it collapsed into itself, splashing gigantic waves of lava outward that solidified into a ring of high peaks, the scientists said.

About 20 minutes or so later, sea water surged back over the newly formed peaks, covering them in a blanket of impact rocks, the scientists said. As minutes became hours, waves choked with shards of volcanic glass and splintered rock rippled back and forth, coating the peaks in a layer of impact rock called suevite, the scientists said. As the hours passed, the backwash of waves added more and more finely graded debris.

At the very top of the rock core, the scientists detected traces of organic matter and charcoal. “We think the reflected tsunami brought back these traces of land and these tiny, tiny charcoal fragments,” said Dr. Gulick. “The land was clearly on fire.”

Earth normally speeds through a cosmic rain of debris. In 2013, a relatively small meteor about 30 meters in diameter and weighing about 13,000 metric tons exploded in the air over Russia, damaging about 7,200 buildings and injuring about 1,400 people.

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Inspired by the discovery of the Chicxulub crater in the 1970s, astronomers and NASA now routinely map the orbits of nearby asteroids and meteor swarms for signs of potentially lethal collisions. The space agency is planning a mission in 2021 to a nearby asteroid called Didymos to test ways to safely deflect a dangerous comet or asteroid before it strikes.

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This Day in History: Sept. 10

On this day, Sept. 10 …

1991: Nirvana releases the single “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”

Also on this day:

  • 1833: President Andrew Jackson shuts down the Second Bank of the U.S. 
  • 1897: A 25-year-old London taxi driver named George Smith becomes the first person ever arrested for drunk driving. 
  • 1939: Canada declares war on Germany, entering World War II.
  • 2018: Hurricane Irma makes landfall on Cudjoe Key, Fla.; the hurricane would ultimately result in 134 deaths and over $64 billion in damages.
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Laura Ingraham: The happier Americans are, the unhappier Democrats become

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Laura Ingraham addressed the Democratic agenda on “The Ingraham Angle” Monday night saying the party didn’t want Americans to be happy.

“So, the better you do and the happier you are, the more money you have in your pocket to spend, the more freedom you have to just live the life you want to live, the unhappier they seem to get,” Ingraham said.

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Ingraham chastised Democrats for making impeachment their top priority despite polls showing that the majority of Americans are against it.

“At last count a hundred thirty seven Democrats want to begin impeachment proceedings against the president,” Ingraham said.  “And by the way that’s despite poll after poll showing the majority of Americans including many Democrats do not want to see Trump impeached.”

The host said voters understand the repercussions impeachment will bring to the country, while Democrats in Congress have never “accepted” the Trump presidency.

“Voters correctly understand that impeaching Trump will be a bitter divisive fight that’s only going to further damage and divide the country,” Ingraham said. “But the Democrats who never accepted Trump’s elections election as legitimate the first place, they just don’t care.”

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Ingraham said that Democrats want to “drive the car,” and control the decisions Americans make before urging her viewers to no “let them.”

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North Korea Says It Wants To Talk To U.S. Again, Then Fires More Projectiles

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North Korea fired two projectiles into the sea on Tuesday, South Korea’s military reported, just hours after the country said it was open to resuming talks about its nuclear program with the United States should the Trump administration bring new proposals to the table.

The twin launches were conducted from a province north of the country’s capital, Pyongyang, and the projectiles flew about 205 miles, The Associated Press reported. It was the eighth test of a ballistic missile or unidentified projectile since July and comes as diplomatic talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump have largely stalled.

On Monday, North Korea said it was willing to restart those discussions after the two leaders met at the Demilitarized Zone in June and signaled that they were willing to do just that. But the North’s Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui released a terse statement this week saying that the U.S needed to come to the bargaining table with new proposals to rein in the country’s nuclear and ballistic missile program next time or such talks could end.

“We have willingness to sit with the U.S. side for comprehensive discussions of the issues we have so far taken up at the time and place to be agreed late in September,” Choe said, according to the statement released by North Korean state media.

North Korea is believed to want a bevy of guarantees to walk back its arms developments. A meeting in Vietnam in February ended abruptly after the North Koreans asked Trump to lift many heavy economic sanctions on the country in exchange for concessions that would dismantle only a small part of the country’s nuclear program. But the president refused, asking for more sweeping efforts to curtail Pyongyang’s nuclear weaponry, according to the Times.

In April, Kim set an end-of-year deadline for the U.S. to restart talks.

“If the U.S. side fingers again the worn-out scenario which has nothing to do with the new calculation method at the DPRK-U.S. working negotiation to be held with so much effort, the DPRK-U.S. dealings may come to an end,” Choe said in her statement this week, according to a translation by Reuters.

Trump has continued to tout his efforts to quash Kim’s proclivity for dramatic tests of ICBMs and nuclear weapons, calling the North Korean dictator a “friend” and declaring that Kim had a “beautiful vision for his country” that only Trump could make come true.

Trump said Monday that North Korea’s desire to restart talks was “interesting” and that he would “see what happens” in the coming weeks.

“In the meantime, we have our hostages back, we’re getting the remains of our great heroes back and we’ve had no nuclear testing for a long time,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “I always say having meetings is a good thing, not a bad thing.”

North Korean policy experts speculated that launching missiles so soon after the offer of diplomacy could be an effort to signal to the White House that the country could soon continue its antagonistic weapon program should Trump fail to reach a deal with Kim in the coming months. 

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