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“Below the surface, Alcatraz is still full of mysteries. There’s still a whole lot to be learned.”

Alcatraz historian John Martini who authored a new study focusing on the history of the San Francisco Bay island before it became home for the infamous Californian prison. The researchers used ground penetrating radar and discovered, among other evidence, underground tunnels confirming Alcatraz was used as a military fort.
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“A little disappointed.”

President Trump, when asked by the press about by reports of North Korea rebuilding missile sites.  Last month's summit ended abruptly without Pres. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jon Un reaching a deal on North Korea’s nuclear arsenal and U.S sanctions.  He went on to say that time will tell whether a denuclearization deal can be reached.
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“No food. No medicine. Now, no power. Next, no Maduro.”

Sec. of State Pompeo on Twitter late Thursday night as Venezuela reportedly experiences what appears to be a nationwide blackout. Venezuelan officials blame “extremists” and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) for inspiring what some describe as “sabotage” or a cyber attack. In the past, Venezuelan officials have been charged in U.S. courts with looting funds allocated for the grid.
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“I recognize most people think that our arguments should be televised. Most of the members of my family think the arguments should be televised.”

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr. testifying before Congress about an ongoing debate about whether to allow cameras in the Supreme Court; the justices said no. Cameras are allowed in many state supreme courts and federal courts. The justices said cameras would encourage grandstanding & negatively impact the court.
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“I was surprised I did not hear you express regret.”

U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III during the sentencing of former presidential campaign manager Paul Manafort. Ellis said the nearly 4-year sentence should serve as a warning to others charged with bank & tax fraud. This case is separate from the one in Washington, D.C., which is part of the Special Counsel investigation, where Manafort pleaded guilty to witness tampering, foreign lobbying, and conspiracy against the U.S.
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“Most of the people who don’t have credit tend to be lower income, minority, immigrants. It just seemed to me, if not intentional, at least a form of discrimination.”

Philadelphia City Councilman William Greenlee who sponsored a law making "cashless stores" (stores that only accept credit/debit) illegal in the city of Philadelphia - the fist major American city to do so. Other cities, like NYC, are considering similar legislation. Supporters say cashless stores are more efficient.
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