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Donald Trump's Hurricane Florence 'Rumor Control Page' Retweet Backfires

Donald Trump's Hurricane Florence 'Rumor Control Page' Retweet BackfiresPresident Donald Trump sparked outrage Thursday with his false claim that



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Un-Borkable: Kavanaugh heads into confirmation hearings on cruise control

Un-Borkable: Kavanaugh heads into confirmation hearings on cruise controlBrett Kavanaugh looks set to sail through his Supreme Court confirmation hearings this week.



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Seattle plane crash: Audio emerges of extraordinary conversation between hijacker and air traffic control

Seattle plane crash: Audio emerges of extraordinary conversation between hijacker and air traffic controlAudio has emerged of an extraordinary conversation between a “suicidal” airline employee who stole a passenger plane and air traffic controllers trying to guide him back down. The ground service agent took off from a Seattle airport in a 76-seater plane at the height of rush hour on Friday evening. The Horizon Air Q400, which did a number of dangerous loops, was chased by military jets before it crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound after 8pm.



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Seattle plane crash: Full transcript of extraordinary conversation between hijacker and air traffic control

Seattle plane crash: Full transcript of extraordinary conversation between hijacker and air traffic controlAudio has emerged of an extraordinary conversation between a “suicidal” airline employee who stole a passenger plane and air traffic controllers trying to guide him back down.



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Tourists could be made to file past Rome's Trevi Fountain on one-way route in bid to control overcrowding

Tourists could be made to file past Rome's Trevi Fountain on one-way route in bid to control overcrowdingTourists could be made to file past the Trevi Fountain on a designated pathway rather than linger at their leisure as officials in Rome warn that overcrowding at the monument has got out of hand. The Baroque monument was catapulted to fame by the 1960 film La Dolce Vita but the days when visitors could admire it in relative solitude – let alone wade into waist-deep it as Anita Ekberg did in the Federico Fellini classic – are long gone. Nowadays the fountain, and the piazza in which it is located, is packed with tourists night and day. Visitors clamber over the flanks of the imposing monument, drop melting ice cream on its travertine stone and dangle their feet in the water to cool off during the summer months. The tourist hordes attract a small army of itinerant vendors peddling selfie sticks, postcards and fridge magnets, as well as street artists dressed as Roman centurions and legionaries. “We’re looking at the idea of having a route which would allow tourists to see the Trevi Fountain but without stopping,” Andrea Coia, a city councilor, told La Repubblica newspaper. The aim would be to replace the current free-for-all with controlled access to the fountain Credit: Maremagnum The aim would be to replace the current free-for-all with controlled access to the fountain, “because the situation has become unlivable”, said Mr Coia, a member of the populist Five Star Movement. A similar proposal was trialed last July but dropped a couple of months later. If revived on a permanent basis, the city would deploy police officers to make sure visitors stick to the route and walk in the same direction. There might just be time to toss a coin into the water over the left shoulder – a popular ritual that supposedly guarantees you will return to the Eternal City one day. A woman tosses a coin into the Trevi fountain in Rome. Legend has it that tossing a coin over one's shoulder into the fountain ensures a return visit Credit: Gregorio Borgia/AP Sabrina Alfonsi, a municipal representative, cautiously welcomed the idea but said the piazza needed to remain accessible to local residents. “It needs to be a piazza that belongs to the whole city, a living place,” she said. Celebrated as one of Rome’s must-see attractions, the Trevi Fountain also proves irresistible to drunks, exhibitionists and sweaty tourists longing for a refreshing dip during the torrid heat of the summer. Two years ago, a British woman named Delilah Jay waded into the fountain in an evening dress, in imitation of Ms Ekberg’s scene with Italian heartthrob Marcello Mastroianni in La Dolce Vita. She blew kisses to crowds of tourists but was then apprehended by police officers and fined €450.  A police officer tells tourists not to eat or sit on the rim of the fountain Credit: EPA In March, two Scottish rugby fans were each fined €450 after celebrating Scotland’s victory over Italy in the Six Nations tournament by plunging into the fountain. The men, one of whom was wearing a kilt as he performed a leisurely breast-stroke through the frigid water, were also hauled out by police. Consisting of a grand central arch, marble pillars and allegorical figures surrounded by gushing water, the Trevi Fountain was completed in 1762 after 30 years of work. Standing at the centre of the whole tableau is a statue of the god Oceanus commanding a chariot pulled by horses.



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California votes today, with control of Congress in play

California votes today, with control of Congress in playFor the next 24 hours, California will be the center of the political universe — with repercussions that will almost certainly reshape this fall’s high-stakes midterm elections. Here’s everything you need to know about Tuesday’s key Golden State primaries.



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Don’t Use Cruise Control on these Chryslers, Dodges, Jeeps, and Rams

Don’t Use Cruise Control on these Chryslers, Dodges, Jeeps, and RamsHitting the brakes can fail to switch off the cruise; 4.8 million vehicles are being recalled.



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FCA Recalls 4.8M Vehicles For Cruise Control That Might Not Turn Off

FCA Recalls 4.8M Vehicles For Cruise Control That Might Not Turn OffA short circuit while the cruise control accelerates causes the problem.



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Gun control support fades three months after Florida massacre: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Gun control support fades three months after Florida massacre: Reuters/Ipsos pollBy Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Parkland, Florida, school massacre has had little lasting impact on U.S. views on gun control, three months after the shooting deaths of 17 people propelled a national movement by some student survivors, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday. While U.S. public support for more gun control measures has grown slowly but steadily over the years, it typically spikes immediately after the mass shootings that have become part of the U.S. landscape, then falls back to pre-massacre levels within a few months. The poll found that 69 percent of American adults supported strong or moderate regulations or restrictions for firearms, down from 75 percent in late March, when the first poll was conducted following the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.



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MSNBC Host Hugh Hewitt Suggests 'Trench Coat' Control, Not Gun Control

MSNBC Host Hugh Hewitt Suggests 'Trench Coat' Control, Not Gun ControlConservative commentator Hugh Hewitt has a novel idea to curb school mass



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