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Horticulturalist with CCE Monroe County Marci Muller explains how warmer temperatures and a wet winter will impact this year's blooms. Muller said it depends on how long these warmer temperatures last.
Gardeners with green thumbs and less experienced alike are noticing something of a remarkable trend:hydrangeas are having a particularly abundant year.

Photos from Connecticut, Massachusett[1], and other coastal communities show the massive plants blooming with

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FOX Weather Correspondent Brandy Campbell reports on the recent string of shark bites in Florida and Texas. Shark experts say summer is the time of year when they see more provoked and unprovoked shark attacks as more people are in the water. 
KEY WEST, Fla.– A spearfisherman is recovering in Miami[1] after authorities said he was bitten by a shark while fishing around a reef in the Keys on Monday. 

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said[2] the incident happened around 3:40 p.m., and the

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An Amarillo family discovered a baby Mississippi kite and wrapped him in a warm tortilla to protect him before contacting the Wild West Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.00:32[1]
AMARILLO, Texas – A rescued baby bird[2] of prey, affectionately named "Taquito," is warming hearts worldwide.

It was all because of a caring Amarillo family[3] who devised a clever idea to save the chilly, abandoned Mississippi kite chick by using

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The U.S. Supreme Court has sent back to lower courts the decision about whether states can block social media companies such as Facebook and X, formerly Twitter, from regulating and controlling what users can post on their platforms.

Laws in Florida[1] and

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The best graduation speeches dispense wisdom you find yourself returning to long after the graduation tassels are turned. Take the feel-good life advice in Baz Luhrmann’s song to a class that graduated 25 years ago. Only on a recent relisten did I

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Why are babies born prematurely? Researchers still don’t really know.

Obstetricians are very good at managing the process of birth. But when it comes to predicting whether a baby will be born in a timely manner, the science is still catching up[1].

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Reuters exclusively reported[1] that Indian labour officials visited a Foxconn factory in the country’s south this week and questioned executives about the company’s hiring practices after Reuters reported that the major Apple supplier

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Reuters published an exclusive interview[1] with Turkish Central Bank Governor Fatih Karahan – his first with the media since becoming chief in February – on the heels of data showing a long-awaited turnaround in the

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Reuters exclusively reported[1] that German engineering group Robert Bosch is weighing a bid for U.S. appliances manufacturer Whirlpool, a move that would boost its position in the household appliances market. 

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ASPEN, Colo. — Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper, one of the Trump administration officials under constant security because of Iranian threats, said Wednesday that it was time for the Biden administration “to do better than just playing defense.”

His remarks were some of the first from one of the targeted Trump administration officials since reports this week that the latest threat to former President Donald Trump's life from Iran[1] led to beefed-up security in the days ahead of an unrelated assassination attempt on the Republican presidential nominee[2] at a campaign rally Saturday.

U.S. intelligence and security officials say Iran is intent on revenge for the 2020 killing of Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani[3], which Trump ordered as president.

“To me, it’s personal as well,” Esper said at the Aspen Security Forum, an annual conference in Colorado that draws U.S. policymakers, journalists and others. “Because I’m in that group that’s on their hit list, and so like a few of my colleagues, I carry around a very robust 24/7 security protection detail that watches over me and several of us."

“It’s going on for years now … and we got to do better than just playing defense,” Esper said, citing an earlier, foiled plot against John Bolton, Trump’s former national security adviser. Esper said additional plots have been uncovered but did not elaborate.

“So this administration needs to do a far better job in terms of how we deal with this problem,” he said, adding that officials need to figure out how to go after those behind the plots.

National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson said Tuesday that the Biden administration considers “this a national and homeland security matter of the highest priority.”

Besides Esper, other high-level Trump administration officials who also receive protection following Soleimani’s assassination include retired Army Gen. Mark Milley, who was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and retired Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, who headed U.S. Central Command and was in charge of the Soleimani operation.

The Biden administration also has repeatedly extended 24/7 protection to former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his top Iran aide, Brian Hook, due to credible threats on their lives from Iran.

Iran’s mission to the United Nations called the accusations “unsubstantiated and malicious.”

In a statement Tuesday, the mission said that while it sees Trump as a “criminal” who should be punished in court for ordering Soleimani’s assassination, “Iran has chosen the legal path to bring him to justice.”

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BOSTON — Massachusetts Air National Guard member Jack Teixeira[1], who pleaded guilty in March to federal criminal charges for leaking highly classified military documents, will now face a military court-martial.

Teixeira admitted to illegally collecting[2] some of the nation’s most sensitive secrets and sharing them on the social media platform Discord. He is facing military charges of disobeying orders and obstructing justice.

The U.S. Air Force said in a statement Wednesday that he will be tried at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts but no date has been set. An attorney for Teixeira didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

At a May hearing, military prosecutors said a court-martial is appropriate given that obeying orders is the “absolute core” of the military. But Teixeira’s lawyers argued that further action would amount to prosecuting him twice for the same offense.

Teixeira, who was part of the 102nd Intelligence Wing at Otis Air National Guard Base in Massachusetts, worked as a cyber transport systems specialist, essentially an information technology specialist responsible for military communications networks.

Teixeira was arrested just over a year ago in the most consequential national security leak in years.

He pleaded guilty[3] on March 4 to six counts of willful retention and transmission of national defense information under a deal with prosecutors that calls for him to serve at least 11 years in prison. He's scheduled to be sentenced in that case in September.

Authorities in the criminal case said Teixeira first typed out classified documents he accessed and then began sharing photographs of files that bore SECRET and TOP SECRET markings. The leak exposed to the world unvarnished secret assessments of Russia’s war in Ukraine, including information about troop movements in Ukraine and the provision of supplies and equipment to Ukrainian troops. Teixeira also admitted to posting information about a U.S. adversary’s plans to harm U.S. forces serving overseas.

The stunning security breach raised alarm over America’s ability to protect its most closely guarded secrets and forced President Joe Biden's administration to scramble to try to contain the diplomatic and military fallout. The leaks embarrassed the Pentagon, which tightened controls to safeguard classified information and disciplined members it found had intentionally failed to take required action about Teixeira’s suspicious behavior.

Related: Air Force Unit Sidelined by Jack Teixeira's Classified Leaks Set to Resume Its Mission[4]

Military Headlines[5] Air Force Topics[6] Military Legal[7] Air National Guard[8] Hanscom Air Force Base[9] Pentagon[10] Department of Defense - DoD[11]

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MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft takes off from the USS Wasp

A House oversight committee alleges it has not received key investigative documents from the Defense Department about V-22 Osprey crashes and is threatening to take action if it doesn't receive the information by later this month.

The Pentagon has not provided a comprehensive list and all safety investigation reports of every class-A Osprey mishap from 1991 to the present, according to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

The committee began probing mishaps and crashes involving the Osprey in the wake of an Air Force[1] CV-22[2] crash off the coast of Japan in November that killed eight airmen. During the monthslong investigation started in December, lawmakers claim the Pentagon has not been fully forthcoming with the requested information.

Read Next: JD Vance's Marine Corps Service Would Set Him Apart from Most Vice Presidents[3]

In a Tuesday letter addressed to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Reps. James Comer, R-Ky., and Glenn Grothman, R-Wis. -- the chairman of the oversight committee and the chairman of the subcommittee on National Security, the Border and Foreign Affairs, respectively -- said they have "encountered significant delays and hurdles" and may take more aggressive measures if they don't get a response soon.

"DoD must be transparent with Congress and the American people to show that the Osprey program is safe and that it will bring significant advantages to combat operations," the letter states[4]. "If DoD continues to fail to produce the requested documents by July 30, 2024, the committee will consider additional measures, including use of the compulsory process, to gain compliance and obtain this critical material."

The oversight committee's letter comes on the heels of the subcommittee on National Security, the Border and Foreign Affairs hearing last month about Osprey safety. Navy[5] and defense officials present provided little clarity or closure on the cause of recent deadly mishaps, leaving families of service members who lost loved ones in the aircraft with few answers.

Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder, the Pentagon press secretary, told reporters Tuesday that the Defense Department has provided documents as well as officials for briefings and hearings, but will still work to give the committee the information being sought.

"We have worked very hard to accommodate the House Oversight Committee's requests. We've provided more than 3,500 pages of documents," Ryder said. "All that to say, we will continue to work with the committee to accommodate that request."

The oversight committee's letter mentions that "Osprey-related crashes have killed more than 60 service members since 1992," the most recent being the Air Force's Nov. 29 crash off the southern coast of Japan.

Following that crash, the services that fly the Osprey -- the Air Force, Marine Corps[6] and Navy -- all grounded their variants of the tilt-rotor aircraft. That stand-down was lifted in March, but the cause behind the crash was not disclosed.

Last month, Military.com reported[7] that Air Force Special Operations Command is analyzing its use of the aircraft and could change the size of its CV-22 pilot and aircrew fleets, and some could be trained to fly other aircraft in the future.

-- Konstantin Toropin contributed to this report.

Related: Number of Air Force Osprey Pilots and Aircrew Under Review Amid Mechanical Issues, Flight Restriction[8]

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Susan Sarandon at the premiere of 'The Fabulous Four'Susan Sarandon[1] is not giving up on love!

Speaking with ET's Rachel Smith from Thursday's The Fabulous Four premiere in New York, the 77-year-old actress -- who was previously married to actor Chris Sarandon from 1967-1979 -- opened up about her

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Sheryl Lee Ralph attends Sheryl Lee Ralph[1] is honored to once again receive an Emmy nomination -- and even more grateful to have been present for the nomination announcement after the weather made her son's wedding go haywire. 

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Tom Sandoval[1] is speaking out after filing a lawsuit against his ex, Ariana Madix[2]. In an Instagram post[3] on Thursday, the Vanderpump Rules[4] star announced he was removing his action against Madix and firing the lawyer who recommended it.

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Trump recounts assassination attempt: 'I had God on my side'MILWAUKEE - Five days after surviving an assassination attempt, former President Trump pleaded for national unity as he formally accepted the GOP presidential nomination during the culminating moment of the 2024 Republican National Convention[1].[2]

"I am running

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Trump honors man killed during assassination attemptFormer President Donald Trump[1] paid tribute to firefighter Corey Comperatore, who was killed during the attempt on Trump’s life during a Pennsylvania rally last weekend.

"Tragically, the shooter claimed the life of one of our fellow Americans, Corey

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Biden may step aside but under what conditions?: Gloria RomeroPeople close to President Biden are "furious" that a pressure campaign calling for him to step aside is picking up speed, according to reports. 

Biden is self-isolating in Rehoboth, Delaware, after testing positive for COVID-19[1]

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Scientists provide a comprehensive overview of the evolution and potential of TIL therapy. They describe its development and highlight its transformative potential.
Read more …Tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte therapy marks a milestone in cancer treatment

Researchers conduct large-scale studies with diverse groups to better understand the genetic factors that influence health and disease. The Million Veteran Program (MVP), for example, includes people from various backgrounds along with their detailed health records. A new study analyzed genetic data from 635,969 veterans and 2,069 traits and identified a total of 26,049 associations between specific genetic variants and various traits or health conditions.
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Malaria parasites that can shrug off the effects of artemisinin are now well-established in East Africa....

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Ogden: Yoro interest a clear shift in transfer policy at Man United (2:28)

Mark Ogden assesses Manchester United's hopes of signing Leny Yoro from Lille. (2:28)

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Americans who felt most vulnerable during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic perceived Republicans as infection risks, leading to greater disgust and avoidance of them – regardless of their own political party. Even Republicans who felt vulnerable became more wary of other Republicans. That’s one finding from research we recently...

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Shorter sleep and later bedtimes are linked to potentially harmful functional changes[1] to parts of the brain important for coping with stress and controlling negative emotions, our recently published research found. And children in families with low economic resources are particularly at risk.

We are[2] neuroscientists[3] who are passionate about...

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In late spring, estuaries along the U.S. Gulf Coast come alive with newborn fish and other sea life. While some species have struggled to adjust to the region’s rising water temperatures in recent years, one is thriving: juvenile bull sharks.

We study this iconic shark species, named for its stout body and matching disposition, along the...

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The primitive hate on display in the streets around the globe cries out for a Final Solution to the Jewish Problem.

It is time to end the Jewish Problem once and for all.

Both the problem and solution are simple, and this instruction can be short.   

The decision and responsibility for it are yours.

Read more …The Problem With Jews and The Final Solution

First one bank announced it will only accept digital currency.

Now the Reserve Bank of Australia has announced it is heading into digital currency.

As the moth is to the flame, so are the follies of man.

Artificial intelligence and the next level of quantum computing will render passwords and encryption efforts obsolete.

Read more …Digital Currency Follies

The point of having a nation of laws is twofold: (a) you know how to prosper, and (b) you know how to stay out of jail.

The persecution of President Trump has revealed a new threat of charlatan prosecutors and agency administrators cobbling together disparate statutes which the media kindly calls “innovative”, “artful” or “novel” interpretations or constructions.

But these recombinations are actually new laws because they are the nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and contexts in criminal statutes, strung together in new combinations to create newly criminalized conduct after a citizen has engaged in some conduct.

Read more …Fake Laws - The Threat of After-The-Fact Laws in America

While you may think quakes are a western US problem, some of the largest temblors in US history have happened in the East.
SANTIAGO, Chile – A magnitude 7.4 earthquake rocked parts of South America[1] on Thursday.Despite widespread shaking, there were no initial reports of fatalities near the quake’s epicenter.

The United States Geological Survey reported[2] that the magnitude

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FOX 10 Phoenix Anchor Ty Brennan talks to FOX Weather about the deadly heat baking Arizona with record-breaking high temperatures, even for July. 03:39[1]
PHOENIX – Officials in Maricopa County, home of the capital of Arizona[2], have confirmed 23 heat-related deaths this year through July 13.

The total breaks down to 17 heat-caused deaths, in which heat exposure was the direct cause of death, and 6

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NASA produced rendering of the Moon's phases during 2024.04:54[1]
The same side of the Moon[2] always faces Earth, but it looks different – even just a little bit every day – because sunlight reflects off the lunar surface, creating the different phases we see every month.

Eight lunar phases happen in order:

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