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Congressman Mark Takai of Hawaii dies at 49

khou.com — U.S. Rep. Mark Takai, a first-term congressman from Hawaii who represented an area near Pearl Harbor for two decades in the Hawaii State House of Representatives, died Wednesday. He was 49 and had sought treatment for pancreatic cancer last fall.

U.S. Rep. Mark Takai, a Democrat from Hawaii, dies at 49

northjersey.com — U.S. Rep. Mark Takai, a first-term congressman from Hawaii who represented an area near Pearl Harbor in the Hawaii State House of Representatives for two decades, died Wednesday. He was 49 and had begun seeking treatment for pancreatic cancer last fall. Saddened to learn of my colleague Mark Takai's passing.

Congressman Mark Takai dies at 49

wtsp.com — U.S. Rep. Mark Takai, a first-term congressman from Hawaii who represented an area near Pearl Harbor in the Hawaii State House of Representatives for two decades, died Wednesday. He was 49 and had begun seeking treatment for pancreatic cancer last fall.

Congressman Mark Takai dies at 49

usatoday.com — U.S. Rep. Mark Takai, a first-term congressman from Hawaii who represented an area near Pearl Harbor in the Hawaii State House of Representatives for two decades, died Wednesday. He was 49 and had begun seeking treatment for pancreatic cancer last fall.

Obama: 'Nothing justifies violence against law enforcement'

wcnc.com — President Obama said the fatal shootings of three Louisiana police were "the work of cowards who speak for no one," telling reporters late Sunday afternoon, "Nothing justifies violence against law enforcement." Speaking from the White House, Obama urged that "everyone focus right now on words and actions that can unite this country rather than divide it further."

Obama: 'Nothing justifies violence against law enforcement'

usatoday.com — President Obama said the fatal shootings of three Louisiana police were "the work of cowards who speak for no one," telling reporters late Sunday afternoon, "Nothing justifies violence against law enforcement." Speaking from the White House, Obama urged that "everyone focus right now on words and actions that can unite this country rather than divide it further."

Educators see gold in PokĂŠmon Go

usatoday.com — Each night this week, Kellian Adams-Pletcher and her husband Brian have looked out from their Somerville, Mass., home and seen the same thing: dozens of people, all sitting in the tiny park across the street, mobile phones in hand. The crowds are, of course, hunting for elusive digital monsters in the augmented reality game Pokémon Go.

State Department Reopens Clinton Emails Probe

wltx.com — The U.S. State Department is reopening an internal investigation of possible mishandling of classified information by Hillary Clinton and top aides. "Given the Department of Justice has now made its announcement, the State Department intends to conduct its internal review," department spokesman John Kirby told USA TODAY.

D.C. police release videotaped fatal shooting of man with pellet gun

usatoday.com — As the USA reels this week from videotaped police shootings of African-American men in Louisiana and Minnesota, authorities in the nation's capital on Thursday released lengthy police footage showing the fatal shooting last week of a black 63-year-old man who allegedly pointed a gun at police.

New book explores experiments that redefine college

usatoday.com — As college costs rise, nearly everyone is beginning to rethink the value of a college education. Jeff Selingo is perhaps better situated than anyone to see what's happening. A former editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, he has spent the past several years traveling, reporting and considering whether college should be a place for "just in time" learning, rather than "just one time," as most young people experience it.
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Jul 21, 2016

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Jul 21, 2016

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Has anyone checked @mike_pence's speech for plagiarism from EVERY GOP SPEECH EVER GIVEN? #RNCinCLE

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RT @jenniferweiner: Newt sounded like he was giving his speech on a payphone and he only had three quarters left. #RNCinCLE

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To the contractor that he didn't pay, my father is running from you ... FOR you! #RNCinCLE


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