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SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016



Russian balloonist’s flight sets record

A cold and exhausted 65-year-old Russian balloonist came back to Earth with a bruising thud in the Australian Outback on Saturday after claiming a new record by flying solo around the world nonstop in 11 days.

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Coup attempt in Turkey raises a nuclear concern

Several dozen American B61 thermonuclear warheads are kept at the Incirlik Air Force Base in Turkey. The base has been a linchpin in NATO’s southern flank for more than half a century. But the failed military coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has increased long-standing concerns about the military usefulness and security of the Incirlik armory.

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Clapton guitar auctioned for $45,000

A guitar owned by British singer-songwriter Eric Clapton has sold at auction for $45,000 and the proceeds will be used to pay the medical bills of a Texas musician whose wife recently died of leukemia.

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FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016




In this Aug. 20, 1970, Charles Manson followers, from left: Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten, walk to court to appear for their roles in the 1969 cult killings of seven people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate, in Los Angeles, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown is denying parole for Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson. The Democratic governor said Friday, July 22, 2016, Van Houtens inability to explain her willing participation in such horrific violence leads him to believe she remains an unreasonable risk to society. (George Brich / Associated Press)

Manson follower Van Houten denied parole

California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who is serving a life sentence for killing a wealthy grocer and his wife more than 40 years ago.

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Wild Card/Monday — 7.25.16

My fence busting days are over, at least until next spring when I tackle the remaining side with a third neighbor. Lotsa hard work Saturday and Sunday. But the end ...



The opposite of face time

These are times that can challenge even someone gifted at TV remotemanship. That's because some of us live with people who do not want to see certain politicians' faces. And ...





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