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Marianne Williamson pledges to remove portrait of Andrew Jackson from the Oval Office

Marianne Williamson pledges to remove portrait of Andrew Jackson from the Oval Office

Author Marianne Williamson pledged Monday to remove a portrait of President Andrew Jackson from the Oval Office if elected president, calling the portrait’s current placement “one of the greatest insults” to Native Americans. “We will begin by taking that picture of Andrew Jackson off the wall of the Oval Office,” the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate…MORE

Retired administrator fatally stabbed at California university

Retired administrator fatally stabbed at California university

Authorities found a backpack holding an incendiary device and items that could be used for an abduction beneath the vehicle of a retired administrator killed on the campus of California State University Fullerton. The unidentified victim, in his late 50s, had multiple stab wounds and was found inside the vehicle on a campus parking lot,…MORE

Report: Jeffrey Epstein signs will 2 days before death

Report: Jeffrey Epstein signs will 2 days before death

Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before his death, according to The New York Post, which obtained the document. The will was dated August 8 — two days before Epstein was found dead by suicide in a federal jail in New York, according to The Post. Court papers list assets of about $577 million.…MORE

Like Mercury, a nearby ‘lava world’ is probably lacking an atmosphere

Like Mercury, a nearby ‘lava world’ is probably lacking an atmosphere

Last year, a nearby rocky world was spotted by NASA’s planet-hunting telescope TESS. Now, astronomers have been able to observe the planet using the Spitzer Space Telescope, taking a closer look at this intriguing world. The planet, called LHS 3884b, is 49 light-years away in the Indus constellation, orbiting a cool M-dwarf star that’s only…MORE

California raises standard required for use of deadly police force

California raises standard required for use of deadly police force

California’s Democratic governor on Monday approved one of the the strictest police deadly force measures in the country, which says officers in the state can only use lethal force if it would prevent a suspect from killing or harming the officer or another person. State law previously allowed the use of extreme force when attempting…MORE

Mental health advocates say reopening institutions won’t stop mass shootings

Mental health advocates say reopening institutions won’t stop mass shootings

Ever since mass shootings turned the national focus to gun violence two weeks ago, President Donald Trump has sought to blame anything but guns. He’s pointed the finger at Hollywood for violent movies and video games and, even more, he’s made the argument that people who commit mass shootings are unwell. “It’s the people that…MORE

Second exoplanet found around a curious star

Second exoplanet found around a curious star

Astronomers have discovered a second exoplanet hiding out in an intriguing star system. The Beta Pictoris system is 63.4 light-years from Earth. The star is very bright, and it’s surrounded by a giant disk made of dust, gas and debris — the leftovers of its formation. The star is also twice the mass of our…MORE

Fact-checking Trump’s claims on economist recession warnings

Fact-checking Trump’s claims on economist recession warnings

During a question and answer session with reporters on Sunday, Washington Post White House bureau chief Philip Rucker told President Donald Trump that “a lot of economists say that you should be preparing for a recession.” Trump responded that he is “prepared for everything,” but that “I don’t think we’re having a recession.” Speaking to…MORE