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Despite Trump's praise of Rob Porter, domestic violence remains a deadly threat

Despite Trump's praise of Rob Porter, domestic violence remains a deadly threat

Politics
The emerging facts and photos about former White House staff secretary Rob Porter spell out a dark truth about the prevalence of domestic abuse. It happens no matter how “strong” women are. White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway foolishly argued in a CNN interview that White House communications director Hope Hicks, who is dating Porter, was "immune” to such abuse because she was a "strong woman.” Earth to Kellyanne: The perpetrator can be a Harvard graduate and a Rhodes Scholar, like Porter, or a high school dropout. He can work at the White House or be unemployed. He can be a Mormon or not take part in any religion at all. As Porter’s first ex-wife, Colbie Holderness, the one with the black eye in the photos, wrote in an op-ed in The Washington Post: Abuse comes in many forms. I
Ticks in Sorrento Valley Test Positive for Deadly Rabbit Fever

Ticks in Sorrento Valley Test Positive for Deadly Rabbit Fever

Breaking News
Several ticks caught on the popular Lopez Canyon hiking trail in Sorrento Valley have tested positive for tularemia, a potentially deadly bacterial disease commonly known as “rabbit fever,” the county announced Tuesday. If bitten by an infected tick, the bacteria can cause flu-like symptoms in people, including a high fever and skin ulcers, according to […]
Where Americans see a deadly tragedy, Trump sees an opportunity to score political points

Where Americans see a deadly tragedy, Trump sees an opportunity to score political points

Politics
Since Donald Trump took office in January of 2017, it has been a year of disasters. Three massive hurricanes ravaged the Gulf Coast and the Caribbean. Mass shootings at a concert in Las Vegas and a church in Texas were among the deadliest in modern American history. Terrorist attacks around the world killed thousands. School shootings, naval ship crashes, white nationalist violence, wildfires, police killed in the line of duty, and innocent and unarmed people killed by police all cost lives here and abroad in the first year of the presidency. So how did a new president respond?  With Twitter, Trump’s chosen outlet for his response to the events each day. His Twitter timeline tells the story of the first 12-plus months of the Donald Trump era. As these calamities unfolded — some acts