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(Reuters) - United States Steel Corp. will temporarily lay off hundreds of workers at its Great Lakes facility in Michigan in coming weeks, according to a filing the steelmaker made with the State of Michigan. (via @TimAeppel ⁩) $X

FEC chair Ellen Weintraub says Pres. Trump's baseless claims of election fraud undermine people's faith in the system: "The end result is that it becomes harder to vote and more citizens end up disenfranchised...[Our democracy] will be stronger if we can get more people to vote."

"We survived. But that was insane." A kayaker's incredible footage captures the moment part of Alaska's Spencer Glacier suddenly collapsed into the sea.

"Oh my God, it's literally alive!" A Wisconsin woman found a live frog in the organic lettuce she purchased from a local grocery store.

An eight-second video appears to show students from Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, California, singing a Nazi marching song while raising their arms in a Nazi salute

The Kashmiri neighborhood of Soura, home to about 15,000 people, has become a barometer of the ability of Prime Minister Modi's Hindu-nationalist government to impose its will after its dramatic move on Aug. 5 to tighten its control over the region. More:

Rep. Rashida Tlaib says she changed her mind on traveling to Israel with restrictions after speaking with her family, particularly her grandmother: "She said I'm her dream manifested, I'm her free bird, so why would I come back and be caged and bow down?"

Per Trump, the official economic data were fake then real and now fake again


Scoops of the Day

Dayton mayor assigned 24-hour security detail after Trump feud prompts death threats

This video of Pompeo saying Trump will be an “authoritarian president” is striking to see in contrast to his current predisposition. Obtained by @sbg1 ⁩ for her new piece Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of Trump - The New Yorker

A fragile UK economy prepares for Brexit Britain’s growth rate has been slower than the US and Eurozone (this is unusual)

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In addition to asking why @IlhanMN  and @RashidaTlaib  wanted to see the profound injustice in the West Bank, we should ask why the 41 Democrats who went to Israel with @AIPAC  did not

SELFLESS SOLE: Jogger takes off his shoes for a homeless man in New York City and walks away barefoot ❤️👟👟❤️

Bride prices in China have shot up, bending the country’s society out of shape. Our most popular video of 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Jeffrey Epstein signed will just two days before suicide

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Scientists bid farewell to Okjökull, the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change, with a monument that features "A letter to the future"

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An entire ideological cadre of rightwingers trained to invoke the history of the founding in service to their ideological goals suddenly declaring the history of the same period irrelevant if it focuses on people enslaved at the time of that founding. How deeply telling.

'EVERYDAY HEROES': Two men jumped into the ocean to help prevent a girl from drowning after her wheelchair rolled off the dock into the water in St. Thomas.


Scoops of the Week

You said "what punishment of gods are not gifts. Do you really believe that?" @andersoncooper , choking back tears, asks Stephen Colbert, as they discuss grief. "Yes," replies the comedian. "It's a gift to exist and with existence comes suffering. There's no escaping that."

These Nigerian teenagers are producing short sci-fi movies using a smart phone and other everyday items.

If you’re watching the Portland rally from Twitter today, remember the context: Its organizers, the Proud Boys, meticulously plot what weapons to bring, who and how to attack, which cops are friendly, and how to cast blame on antifa when the dust settles

#WATCH New York: India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Syed Akbaruddin responds to a journalist when he asks, "Don't these restrictions undermine the image of India of being an open democracy?"

Some people claim the Sistine Chapel is the peak of human made beauty. Wrong. It’s Viennetta being made:

An estimated 1.7M people showed up to this demonstration in Hong Kong, marking the 11th consecutive week of protests

These IDF soldiers were born in India and they have a special message in honor of #IndiaIndependenceDay 

US border agents tore the 7-year-old boy away from his father and put him in a faraway foster home. There, he was repeatedly sexually molested. The latest in the @AP  @frontlinepbs  investigation of America's separation of migrant kids from their parents.

Farewell to one of Earth's most stalwart defenders. Environmental activist Gina Lopez has passed away at the age of 65, ABS-CBN Corporation confirmed.

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