The ongoing feud between House Democratic leadership and progressives, explained

The ongoing feud between House Democratic leadership and progressives, explained

House Democrats are attacking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s top staffer on Twitter. House Democratic leadership is on the attack, and party leaders are going after some of their own: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her staff. Late Friday night, the official Twitter account for House Democrats, managed by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) — fired off an incendiary tweet about Saikat Chakrabarti, Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, accusing him of “singling out out a Native American woman of…

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Tropical Storm Barry: What we know

Tropical Storm Barry: What we know

The storm was briefly the first hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic season. Tropical Storm Barry, which the National Weather Service said has brought 75 mph winds to the Gulf Coast, was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane Saturday morning as it made landfall in Louisiana. By Saturday afternoon, it had been downgraded to a tropical storm. (To be considered a hurricane, a storm’s winds must reach at least 74 mph.) A tropical storm warning remains…

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The US Army will test armored robotic vehicles in 2020

The US Army will test armored robotic vehicles in 2020

The US Army says that it will conduct live-fire tests of a new Robotic Combat Vehicle next year. While the tests won’t involve vehicles ultimately slated to go into combat, they will be used to show off various technologies that may later be incorporated into platforms in the future, and how soldiers might eventually utilize them on the battlefield. The RCVs are built on an M113 armored personnel carrier, and will be controlled by soldiers…

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Mayors and protesters remain defiant ahead of ICE raids: “You’re going to have to come through us”

Mayors and protesters remain defiant ahead of ICE raids: “You’re going to have to come through us”

Thousands protested took as ICE prepared to arrest 2,000 undocumented immigrants. Protesters around the country rallied against planned ICE raids this weekend as mayors renewed pledges to block ICE access to local law enforcement resources. The agency plans to sweep 10 cities on Sunday in an effort to detain 2,000 immigrants who have been issued final orders of removal. The raids were originally scheduled for June at President Donald Trump’s request; however, the president postponed…

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France’s Air Force is getting a space command

France’s Air Force is getting a space command

Ahead of this weekend’s Bastille Day celebration on Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron announced the creation of a space command that would be part of the country’s Air Force, according to Reuters. President Macron made the remarks to military personnel, saying that the space command would be responsible for defending the country’s satellites, and that it would officially be created in September. The Air Force, he says, will eventually be renamed as Space and Air…

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The killer-alligator movie Crawl is a solid antidote for a summer of big franchise blockbusters

The killer-alligator movie Crawl is a solid antidote for a summer of big franchise blockbusters

As the line between film and television continues to blur, big-screen movies are still supposed to flaunt their scope. In a summer where plenty of would-be blockbusters are withering at the box office, and plenty of potential moviegoers seem to be staying home to watch Stranger Things, size and scale remain selling points for the theatrical experience. Avengers: Endgame hops around planets and time-streams. Men in Black: International zips between continents like a James Bond…

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