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Trump raises tariffs on NATO ally Turkey

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‘Year of the Woman:’ More female candidates win nominations and have a larger role across the country

With Election Day still three months, this already is called "The Year of the Woman" in American politics. That's because a notably large number of female candidates are running for governor, Congress and state legislatures. Two won Democratic n...

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July was California's hottest month on record


California just sweltered through its hottest month ever recorded. July 2018 was the hottest of all, with an average statewide temperature of 79.7 degrees, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration said. And, Death Valley had an aver...

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This week's word in the news: SIPHON

DEFINITION:

To take funds, especially illegally or deceitfully, from another source in small increments.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
According to Forbes, Ross is alleged to have siphoned or stolen more than $120 million from business partners and customers.
The Boston Globe -- 08/13/2018

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