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Americans stake out prime viewing spots to see sun go dark

Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history…. … Read the referenced story here: Americans stake out prime viewing spots to see sun go dark

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Americans Don’t Trust the Media, and for Good Reason

Sharyl Attkisson, The HillTrust in the mass media is at an all-time low. Two- thirds of Americans believe the mainstream press publishes fake news. Yes, there’s still much good journalism to be found, if you know where to look. Yet, ask reporters who’ve been around a while, and many will tell you that a lot of good journalism is being left unpublished. Good journalists hate what’s happening to the news. … Read the referenced story here: Americans Don’t Trust the Media, and for Good Reason

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Eclipse mania sends Americans scurrying to find safe glasses

AP Photo/Brady McCombs SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years. Lines are forming, prices are rising and shelves are emptying as people scurry to obtain special eyewear to view the sun Monday as it is obscured by the passing moon. Complicating the rising demand from last-minute shoppers was a recent recall by Amazon that forced libraries and … Read the referenced story here: Eclipse…

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US Trade Envoy Says NAFTA Has ‘Failed’ Americans

U.S. President Donald Trump’s top trade official laid down a hard negotiating line for revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement on Wednesday, saying that major changes were needed to slash U.S. trade deficits and boost U.S. content in autos. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said NAFTA had “failed many, many Americans” and Trump was not interested in merely tweaking the 23-year-old pact, and would seek major changes that would increase North American and U.S. content for autos and strong labor standards. “We need to ensure that the huge trade…

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Americans May Be More Tolerant of Muslims Than Ever

Paul Peterson, WSJAs lawsuits multiply and partisans continue to squabble over President Donald Trump’s executive order banning migration from six majority-Muslim nations, liberals in the mainstream media have been pushing the line that America’s historic tolerance of religious diversity no longer extends to adherents of the Islamic faith. … Read the referenced story here: Americans May Be More Tolerant of Muslims Than Ever

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Americans Don’t Have Education to Handle “Confederate”

Deetz & Brophy, USA TodayBacklash and a #NoConfederate hashtag have already greeted the provocative idea from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to create a fictional HBO series depicting America as if the Confederacy had won the Civil War. While artists should be allowed to tell any story as they please, the danger here stems from an uneducated public and a very real legacy of institutionalized racism. … Read the referenced story here: Americans Don’t Have Education to Handle “Confederate”

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