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Trump news – live: President jokes about serving third term, rambles ignorantly about wind power and defends baseless Epstein conspiracy theory

Trump news - live: President jokes about serving third term, rambles ignorantly about wind power and defends baseless Epstein conspiracy theoryDonald Trump addressed energy workers in Pennsylvania on Tuesday and joked about calling off the 2020 election and serving a third term, attacking his political opponents including Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren despite the event not being earmarked for campaigning.Speaking to staff after touring the Shell Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex in Monaca, the president also spread misinformation about wind power (“All of the sudden it stops – the wind and the televisions go off”) and defended his retweeting of baseless conspiracy theories about the death of billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.With the warden responsible for Epstein since removed from office and the FBI raiding the late hedge fund manager’s private Caribbean island, Mr Trump admitted to reporters he had “no idea” whether Bill and Hillary Clinton were implicated in the death, as the tweets in question suggested. Please allow a moment for our liveblog to load



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New Puerto Rico gov suspends contract to rebuild power grid

New Puerto Rico gov suspends contract to rebuild power gridIn one of her first moves as Puerto Rico's new governor, Wanda Vázquez announced late Sunday that she is suspending a pending $ 450,000 contract that is part of the program to rebuild and strengthen the island's power grid, which was destroyed by Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority, which is more than $ 9 billion in debt, had been expected to sign the contract with Stantec, a consulting firm based in Canada. Vázquez did not explain why she was suspending the deal, saying only that transparency is a priority for her administration.



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Deadly explosion at Russian test site involved nuclear power source, reports say

Deadly explosion at Russian test site involved nuclear power source, reports sayAn explosion at a Russian base that killed at least five people last week involved a small nuclear reactor, state nuclear officials said.



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9-year-old girl dies after bounce house blown into power lines

9-year-old girl dies after bounce house blown into power linesA 9-year-old Reno girl has died from injuries she suffered when strong winds blew an inflatable bounce house with three children inside into power lines last weekend.



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POWER RANKING: Here's who has the best chance of becoming the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee

POWER RANKING: Here's who has the best chance of becoming the 2020 Democratic presidential nomineeWe've combined INSIDER's polling and results of Morning Consult's daily survey to create a power ranking of declared and potential 2020 candidates.



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As president, Biden wants more 'civility.' His rivals want more power.

As president, Biden wants more 'civility.' His rivals want more power.Democrats want to accomplish some very big things in 2021. Extending Medicare to every American. Mobilizing the entire U.S. economy to combat the existential threat of global warming. Creating a pathway to citizenship for 12 million undocumented immigrants. The list goes on.



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The 2020 Ford Super Duty Goes After the Ram Power Wagon with a Tremor Off-Road Package

The 2020 Ford Super Duty Goes After the Ram Power Wagon with a Tremor Off-Road PackageThis new option package adds a lift kit, meaty Goodyear off-road tires, and other bits of off-road equipment.



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Supreme Court chips away at federal agency power

Supreme Court chips away at federal agency powerThe U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday constrained the power of federal agencies, scaling back a legal doctrine that calls for judges to give agencies deference to interpret their own rules but declining to eliminate it as four conservative justices wanted. The court, in a ruling written by liberal Justice Elena Kagan, unanimously sided with a Vietnam War veteran who sued the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) after being denied retroactive disability benefits. “So the doctrine emerges maimed and enfeebled – in truth, zombified,” wrote conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch, who had wanted to terminate Auer deference.



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Supreme Court rules for sex offender in child pornography case testing power of judges, juries

Supreme Court rules for sex offender in child pornography case testing power of judges, juriesThe Supreme Court ruled that even sex offenders deserve to have the reasons for their sentences determined by a jury, not a judge.



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Qatar sends technical experts to Israel, eyeing new Gaza power line

Qatar sends technical experts to Israel, eyeing new Gaza power lineGAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A Qatari technical delegation held talks in Israel and the Gaza Strip this week about helping pay for a proposed new power line between them, officials on both sides said on Tuesday, marking a potential expansion of Doha’s aid efforts for Palestinians. Qatar has in recent years funneled hundreds of millions of dollars into relief projects in Hamas-controlled Gaza, which it views as helping stave off privation and fighting with Israel. The intervention is approved by Israel but has gone largely unacknowledged by rightist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who, along with U.S.-allied Arab leaders, has cold-shouldered Doha for its ties to Iran and Islamist groups like Hamas.



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