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President Donald Trump can't seem to get his facts straight when it comes to Barack Obama.
From the economy to veterans and immigration, Trump routinely claims achievements of the former president as fully his own or distorts the truth to undermine the Democrat's legacy. On problems uniquely his own, Trump deflects.
This past week was no different.
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The bells will toll on Sunday.
The Washington National Cathedral will ring its largest funereal bell for one minute on Sunday to honor the first enslaved Africans who landed in North America, 400 years ago this month.
The 12-ton Bourdon Bell will be tolled starting at 3 p.m. Sunday, the Cathedral announced Friday.
Under the threatening clouds of a global economic slowdown, President Donald Trump is confronting the consequences of his preference to go it alone, with low expectations that the leaders of the richest democracies can make substantive progress on an array of issues at their summit in France.
The meeting of the Group of Seven nations — Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the U.S. — in the beach resort town of Biarritz comes at one of the most unpredictable moments in Trump's presidency, when his public comments and decision-making increasingly have seemed erratic and acerbic of late.
Trump, who arrived Saturday, and his counterparts are facing mounting anxiety over the state of the world economy and new tension on trade, Iran and Russia.
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Britain's Prince Andrew responded to intense media scrutiny of his links to Jeffrey Epstein by issuing a statement Saturday denying any knowledge of criminal behavior by his one-time friend who killed himself in a New York jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
"At no stage during the limited time I spent with him did I see, witness or suspect any behavior of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction," Andrew said in the written statement, referring to Epstein's 2008 conviction after pleading guilty to prostitution-related state charges.
Epstein served 13 months behind bars. Andrew again said it was a "mistake" to visit Epstein after his release in 2010.
A white Florida man who told detectives he had a "pet peeve" about illegal parking in handicapped spots was convicted late Friday of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in a dispute over a handicapped spot.
Six jurors deliberated for six hours before convicting Michael Drejka for the July 2018 death of Markeis McGlockton. Drejka, who could get 30 years, looked down after the verdict was read then wiped his brow with a blue handkerchief. He was ordered held without bond. Members of McGlockton's family could be heard weeping in the courtroom.
A shotgun-wielding suspect injured an officer who responded to a domestic violence report Saturday. Officers then found two dead people, a dead pit bull, several rifles and what appeared to be an explosive device.
In a Saturday afternoon press conference, Coconut Creek Police Department Chief Butch Arnel said a domestic disturbance was reported at about 7 a.m. at the 4200 block of Northwest 57th Drive in the Coral Pointe subdivision.
"The report we received initially was that a female was banging on the neighbor's door, asking for help," Arnel said.
Law enforcement officials say two men escaped serious injury when a float plane crashed into Rangeley Lake, Maine.
Video showed the plane attempting to take off and then losing altitude and splashing into the water on Thursday. The plane came to a rest upside down but the pilot and passenger freed themselves and swam to shore.
The Maine Department of Public Safety says the pilot, 69-year-old David Taisey, of Pownal, and his passenger, 53-year-old Mike Koob, of Oquossoc, suffered minor injuries in the crash.
A NASA astronaut is accused of hacking her estranged spouse's bank account from space.
Astronaut Anne McClain allegedly accessed the bank account of Summer Worden, while aboard the International Space Station this year, according to NBC affiliate KPRC in Houston.
The two women are in a custody battle over a 6-year-old son who was conceived through in vitro fertilization and who was carried by a surrogate, Worden told KPRC.
The court battle has included allegations that Worden assaulted McClain. The allegations were eventually dropped, and Worden says the two have never had a physical altercation, KPRC reported.
Then, earlier this year McClain allegedly accessed Worden's bank account while the astronaut was in space.
Worden said her bank “did give evidence to my attorneys that she did access my bank accounts,” according to KPRC.
An attorney representing McClain, Rusty Hardin, could not immediately be reached for comment.
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A friend of the Dayton gunman who investigators say bought body armor and an ammunition magazine used in the shooting has lost a second attempt to get out of jail.
A federal magistrate judge Friday rejected a request from Ethan Kollie's attorneys to revoke his detention order.
The decision comes just a week after the judge turned down a request for Kollie to be released on house arrest.
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Hong Kong protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests on Saturday for the first time in nearly two weeks.
Hundreds of black-clad protesters armed with bamboo poles and baseball bats fought with police officers wielding batons on a main road following a march against "smart lampposts" that was sparked by surveillance fears.
The chaotic scenes unfolded outside a police station and a nearby shopping mall as officers in riot gear faced off with protesters who set up makeshift street barricades.
The question was about climate change. The answer soon turned to the Bible.
And Pete Buttigieg knew the verses.
"There's a lot about the stewardship of creation that is in Scripture that I don't see being honored by the administration right now, not to mention the stuff about loving your neighbor and taking care of the least among us and feeding the poor," the South Bend, Indiana, mayor said. The crowd of about 250 at a Mississippi River park in southeastern Iowa this month erupted with cheers.
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A Pittsburgh hospital's obstetrics department became Ozstetrics as the staff dressed up four newborns as characters from "The Wizard of Oz."
Allegheny Heath Network's West Penn Hospital wanted to honor the 80th anniversary of the film. The hospital posted photos on social media.
Genevieve Dunkin, daughter of Taylor and Mark Dunkin of Hampton Township, was Dorothy.
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After a white supremacist discussed plans on Facebook for a mass shooting at a synagogue, police in Washington used a new law to quickly seize his 12 firearms, long before he was convicted of any crime.
But when a Tennessee father became alarmed about his son after receiving a suicidal text message, he said the police determined they could not take his son's guns away. A few months later, the man showed up at a church and shot seven worshippers one Sunday morning, killing one.
Family members and police routinely face agonizing decisions when otherwise lawful gun owners reveal an impulse to harm themselves or others, and more states are enacting laws that let authorities take away their weapons.
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Beautiful. It's not a word most would use to describe a battle with cancer, but that is what Charlie Johnson, her husband Kelsey, and photographer Mandy Parks did as Johnson underwent chemotherapy.
"I wanted to take control over that and not lose my hair in patches," Johnson said. "I wanted to make it beautiful."
Johnson, who lives outside of Texarkana, enlisted photographer Mandy Parks to do a photoshoot. It featured her husband, Kelsey, shaving off her hair.
The posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit photo.
French President Emmanuel Macron, the host, cornered Donald Trump at the American leader's hotel with an impromptu lunch invitation. It was something of a power move by Macron, who pushed the Amazon wildfires to the top of the agenda at a summit Trump hoped to use to persuade allies they can avoid economic disaster by following his low-tax, low-regulation mantra.
European Council President Donald Tusk and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson traded barbs over who would go down in history as "Mr. No Deal" and take the blame for a Brexit departure from the European Union that threatens to go off the rails.