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Could soccer moms swing the House? Democrats hope so.

Could soccer moms swing the House? Democrats hope so.Remember the “soccer moms”? That 1990s term for politically moderate suburban women has fallen out of usage lately, but they’re still around, and a key voting bloc in the upcoming midterms. Frustrated with Washington and turned off by President Trump, they could deliver Congress to the Democrats in November. Or not.



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Murdered Colorado Mother Called Husband 'the Best Dad Us Girls Could Ask For' in Facebook Posts

Murdered Colorado Mother Called Husband 'the Best Dad Us Girls Could Ask For' in Facebook PostsHer husband Christopher is accused of killing her and their two daughters



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Russia's S-500: How Putin Could Kill Air Force F-22s and B-2 Stealth Bombers?

Russia's S-500: How Putin Could Kill Air Force F-22s and B-2 Stealth Bombers?Russia’s fearsome new S-500 air and missile defense system has apparently entered production—and is setting new records for missile engagement range.



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Jahana Hayes Could Be Connecticut's First Black Democrat In Congress

Jahana Hayes Could Be Connecticut's First Black Democrat In CongressWith her primary win in Connecticut's 5th Congressional District on Tuesday,



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Thousands of Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria could be forced out of their temporary homes

Thousands of Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria could be forced out of their temporary homesEvery two weeks or so, the automated voice would tell Analee Dalmau and hundreds of other displaced Puerto Rican families that the deadline was looming, that they would soon have to move out of their hotel rooms, that their refuge would no longer be covered by federal funds. Dalmau, 24, fled her home near the island’s tropical rain forest after Hurricane Maria lashed the US territory more than 10 months ago. It’s not just for us, but for our kids,” Dalmau says.



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The US government said 64 people died in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria – the total could be over 1,400

The US government said 64 people died in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria – the total could be over 1,400Flanked by Puerto Rican officials at a conference nearly two weeks after disaster struck the island, Donald Trump told locals to be “thankful” for Hurricane Maria’s death count. The US government has quietly walked back the president’s statements since then, adding onto an ever-increasing number of deaths related to the catastrophic hurricane. The report acknowledges 1,427 people were killed after Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico, while detailing a $ 139bn reconstruction plan for the island that has yet to fully recover.



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Charlottesville photographer would return Pulitzer if he could save Heather Heyer

Charlottesville photographer would return Pulitzer if he could save Heather Heyer“It’s hard to just take joy in something like a Pulitzer when you know that it came because of such a tragic event.”



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BMW 3 Series GT Could Disappear In 2020

BMW 3 Series GT Could Disappear In 2020It may become a 4 Series model.



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Trump Is Piling Sanctions on Iran. Here's How the Tactic Could Backfire

Trump Is Piling Sanctions on Iran. Here's How the Tactic Could BackfireThe U.S. remains an economic superpower, but there are now many more countries with the strength and resilience to shrug off U.S. pressure.



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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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