With laughter, hugs and tears — and the requisite death-defying stunts — the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus received its final standing ovation Sunday night as it performed its last show. “We are, forevermore, the Greatest Show on Earth,” boomed Johnathan Lee Iverson, who has been the ringmaster since 1999. It was an emotional 2 1/2 hours for those who worked on the circus.
Two photographers have made a set of images exploring the magnificent night skies still found in North American and the grave threat of light pollution.
President Trump seemed to confirm during an appearance with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he had given some Israeli intelligence to top Russian diplomats.
President Trump’s first foreign voyage will be an astonishingly ambitious adventure — Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, a NATO summit in Brussels, and a Group of Seven (i.e.: rich country) gathering in Sicily. He’s coming with a packed agenda of the weightiest issues in global affairs, like defeating ISIS, containing Iran, convincing the Muslim world to confront extremism, overhauling relations with crucial allies in Europe and Asia, and forging Middle East peace.
Pushback against the removal of Confederate monuments flared up again when a state representative spoke out harshly against those responsible.
The most celebrated image featured Trump, Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi and Saudi King Salman with their hands on a glowing white orb.
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein responded to reports that President Trump called former FBI Director James Comey a “nut job” on Sunday: “This is a horrible thing for a president to say.”
An elephant stretches its trunk through a window to soothe a sick child. A woman gives birth and three months later is back performing on the high wire. A handler of big cats weeps as the beasts lope out of the ring for the last time.
After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May. The iconic American spectacle was felled by a variety of factors, company executives say. Feld Entertainment said the circus’s existing animals — including lions, tigers, camels, donkeys, alpacas, kangaroos and llamas — will go to suitable homes following the show’s final performance on May 21.
Sen. Rubio, R-Fla., said the investigation into Russia’s interference with last year’s presidential election is no “witch hunt,” despite what President Trump may say.
President Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel (not pictured) at a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House on Feb. 15, 2017. As a candidate and president-elect, Donald Trump was widely popular in Israel, especially on the right. For the first time, it seemed, an American president would be unreservedly sympathetic to the demands of West Bank settlers and supportive of its ambitions.
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The bill would create a mechanism in which people with pre-existing conditions could be charged considerably more for their coverage.
Two more bombshell reports delivered a one-two punch to the Trump White House regarding the investigation into its potential ties to Russia.
President Trump faces a test of rhetorical resolve on his foreign trip: Will he use the expression “radical Islamic terrorism” when he addresses the Muslim world?
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Many in Montana still think Gianforte could have pulled off a party sweep had he cozied up to Trump a little more. And Gianforte now evidently agrees.
As the Trump-Russia investigation expands and Beltway insiders on both sides of the aisle begin to buzz about impeachment, the 2018 election is probably not the GOP’s No. 1 problem right now. “Don’t fall in love with the map,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned last month. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., holds an April press conference before the vote to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
A former Hillary Clinton staffer revealed that the Democratic candidate anticipated a potential embrace by Donald Trump during presidential debate prep.
New footage surfaced showing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan looking on stoically as members of his security detail beat civilians.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher confirmed the 2012 meeting where, he said, an FBI agent notified him that Moscow had “looked at me as someone who could be influenced.”
According to a friend, former FBI Director James Comey tried to hide in the curtains at a White House ceremony to avoid an awkward interaction with President Trump.