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Take the deal, President Trump. Eighteen years is enough. It's time to leave Afghanistan.

Take the deal, President Trump. Eighteen years is enough. It's time to leave Afghanistan.Al-Qaida was debilitated long ago, and building an Afghan democracy is fool’s gold. No more U.S. troops should give their lives. Bring them all home.



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'Ticking time bomb': Violence surges amid guard shortage, lockdown at Mississippi prison

'Ticking time bomb': Violence surges amid guard shortage, lockdown at Mississippi prisonAs a lockdown at this Mississippi prison enters its seventh month, violence is rampant. It's "not a sustainable situation," ACLU official says. Others agree.



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Only passenger on a Delta flight has the time of his life with the crew

Only passenger on a Delta flight has the time of his life with the crewHave you ever wished you could have a whole plane to yourself? Same.One lucky man, Vincent Peone, recently found himself in that rare position, and as you may imagine it did not suck.Upon learning he was the only passenger on a Delta flight, Peone — who also happens to be a director — recorded his unique experience and spliced together clips to make a hilarious video."Last week @Delta gave me my own private jet…kind of," Peone tweeted alongside the footage.SEE ALSO: Passenger and tarmac worker play rock-paper-scissors through plane windowIn the video you'll see Peone getting special treatment from Delta employees before he even boards the plane."Good evening ladies and gentleman, we're about to board our flight to Salt Lake City from Gate 5, would the only passenger on this flight kindly board at this time," an airport employee announces, to which Peone says, "That's me," and grabs his bag."I'm going to record this," Peone says to an employee as they walk across the tarmac to the plane. He then asks her if she's ever seen anyone fly alone on a plane before, and, crushing his history-making dreams, she says, "Yes they have. Sorry." Peone also recorded crew members "adding weight" to the plane "because there are no people" and himself enjoying a drink while the flight attendant welcomed him and only him over the speakers."Good evening Vincent, and welcome aboard. We look forward to taking care of you today. If you need any assistance getting settled we're delighted to serve you. To ensure an on-time departure please remain in your seat," she said.After Peone's plane landed, he stopped by the cockpit to meet and personally thank his pilots for his private flight, and proceeded to pose for a photograph outside the plane.In an interview with the Washington Post, Peone said he believes the unique circumstance was the result of the flight being rescheduled. He also confirmed that he was allowed to pick his own seat, which is a real dream."I sat window and aisle. I was tempted to try to set a record to sit in every single seat for like, two minutes on the flight, so that I could actually sit everywhere. But I didn't feel that ambitious," he explained.Though Delta hasn't officially reached out to its star passenger, the airline's Twitter account did reply to the video.> Hi Vincent! That looks like an awesome experience! Thank you for the shoutout, and we truly appreciate you for choosing Delta! Take care. ✈️ AJM> > — Delta (@Delta) August 12, 2019It's always nice to hear about positive travel experiences every once in a while, and this one was truly impressive. WATCH: This 'hybrid drone' can hover like a helicopter and fly like a plane — Future Blink



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Gun control really works. Science has shown time and again that it can prevent mass shootings and save lives.

Gun control really works. Science has shown time and again that it can prevent mass shootings and save lives.Mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend have once again put America's gun violence problem in the spotlight.



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A man drowned on his honeymoon in Florida. It was his first time swimming in the ocean.

A man drowned on his honeymoon in Florida. It was his first time swimming in the ocean.For Dalton Cottrell and Cheyenne Hedrick, "three days of wedded bliss turned into a nightmare very quickly," Hedrick wrote on Facebook.



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Truck driver was on drugs, reaching for drink at time of deadly New Hampshire crash, report says

Truck driver was on drugs, reaching for drink at time of deadly New Hampshire crash, report saysVolodymyr Zhukovskyy, a 23-year-old truck driver employed by Westfield Transport Inc., has been charged with seven counts of negligent homicide.



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Iowa newlywed, 22, drowns on honeymoon during first-ever time in ocean, just 3 days after wedding

Iowa newlywed, 22, drowns on honeymoon during first-ever time in ocean, just 3 days after weddingA 22-year-old Iowa man tragically drowned Tuesday during his Floridahoneymoon, just three days after he and his bride said, "I do



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Jeffrey Epstein reportedly told prominent scientists he wanted to impregnate 20 women at a time at his New Mexico ranch in order to 'seed the human race with his DNA'

Jeffrey Epstein reportedly told prominent scientists he wanted to impregnate 20 women at a time at his New Mexico ranch in order to 'seed the human race with his DNA'The convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein reportedly has discussed the idea since the early 2000s at dinners, conferences, and other gatherings.



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The Democratic field is crowded with C-listers. It's time for some to drop out

The Democratic field is crowded with C-listers. It's time for some to drop outRelative nobodies like John Delaney and John Hickenlooper have taken up more airtime than the climate crisis during the debates. We deserve better‘If these and other candidates without a shot in hell at winning actually cared about the future of this country they would drop out.’ Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesMillions of Americans don’t know who John Delaney or John Hickenlooper are. They probably wouldn’t be able to correctly identify them in a photo. And yet, at the Democratic debate on Tuesday night, Delaney got to speak for nearly 11 minutes, and John Hickenlooper for almost nine. In one night, those two relatively unknown men combined got more airtime than the climate crisis has in all three debates thus far. And that’s despite the fact that, if we don’t do anything to address rising temperatures now, we will see several US cities underwater in the coming decades.So here’s my pitch: if these and other candidates without a shot in hell at winning actually cared about the future of this country, they would drop out.There are plenty of substantive differences among the viable candidates that deserve to be explored in depth, on just about every issue raised at Tuesday’s debate – healthcare, immigration, climate, gun violence – plus many more. And while it’s great for the ratings of networks like CNN, it’s not exactly a boon to American democracy to watch a stage flanked with unrecognizable C-list primary hopefuls pad their own egos because they’re rich or well-connected enough to meet the debate criteria.That’s not to say that there isn’t a case to be made for longshot candidates. Though Jay Inslee is unlikely to get the nomination, his detailed climate policy releases are invaluable resources for any future administration and set a high standard for other candidates on an issue that growing numbers of Americans are deeply concerned about.And I’m one of many that would love to see the Alaska senator-turned-internet-phenomenon Mike Gravel appear on stage and give voice to the millions of teens who are unable to vote. The DNC shouldn’t limit the field with stricter criteria to keep them out. But Delaney and other visionless outliers should have the humility to know that they’re adding next to nothing to the conversation besides hot air. And moderators should have the good sense not to let them drone on, let alone pivot whole debate topics around them.Consider the start of Tuesday night’s all-too-brief exchange on climate. In one of a long string of questions that might as well have been crafted by a Republican strategist, the moderator Jake Tapper asked Delaney what he thinks is unrealistic about the Green New Deal, a policy framework that most frontrunners, besides Joe Biden, have endorsed. The result was an extended detour into his half-baked plan for a bipartisan carbon tax and experimental technologies.You wouldn’t be wrong to say my frustration with Delaney and his ilk is a little misplaced; please forgive the weariness of a politics writer staring down the barrel of another 16 months of the horse race. But if progressives like me are angry with people like Delaney and Hickenlooper – who hold close ties to the healthcare and mining industry, respectively – it’s because they and their friends already enjoy such outsized influence over our political system.It’s thanks in no small part to the lobbying of the healthcare industry Delaney defended in the debate that America’s healthcare system is as broken as it is, and why this country hasn’t managed to catch up with other wealthy nations in providing care to everyone who needs it. It’s thanks to Hickenlooper’s buddies in the oil and gas sector that we’re only now even starting to have a serious conversation about what it will look like to curb climate breakdown at the scale that challenge deserves.It’s also for those reasons that Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren’s gloves-off approach to these problems and the millionaires driving them is so appealing, to young Democrats especially. We’ve heard enough from elites dipping their toes into politics when it suits them. Instead, we want candidates who will call the one per cent’s influence over our politics and economy what it is: absurd, undemocratic and even – as Sanders said of the fossil fuel industry tonight – criminal. * Kate Aronoff is a freelance journalist covering climate and US politics



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Limbaugh: It's about time somebody pushed back against the human misery caused by Democrat leadership

Limbaugh: It's about time somebody pushed back against the human misery caused by Democrat leadershipTalk radio host Rush Limbaugh comes to the defense of President Trump's Baltimore comments and sounds off on Democrats' collusion obsession on 'Fox & Friends.'



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