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WASHINGTON — Nick Ayers, the 36-year-old chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, will not be taking the chief of staff job at the White House, according to a report Sunday. Ayers had long been discussed as the individual who would replace John Kelly, who will be leaving by the end of the year....
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Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) made a mistake recently when he announced that he wouldn’t vote to confirm Tom Farr for a federal district court slot in North Carolina. This was after Scott voted in favor of cloture for Farr, which advanced his nomination to the floor for an actual vote, in a 50-50 tie that had to be broken by Vice President Mike Pence. The actual vote on the confirmation has not yet been scheduled, but Scott should reconsider his decision. It’s clear that Scott has been deceived by the slanderous, false charges being made against Farr by activist, left-wing lawyers who want to stop his confirmation. In a statement announcing his opposition, Scott said it was due to Farr’s involvement in a “controversial postcard campaign” by the 1990 Jesse Helms senate campaign, and an internal 1991 Department of Justice memorandum that described what happened and recommended a lawsuit against the Helms campaign for violating the Voting Rights Act. The facts, however, do not show that...
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U.S. President Donald Trump is talking to an aide to Vice President Mike Pence about serving as replacement for out-going White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, a White House official said on Saturday.
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U.S. President Donald Trump is talking to an aide to Vice President Mike Pence about serving as replacement for out-going White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, a White House official said on Saturday.
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John Kelly will leave his job as chief of staff at the end of the year, Donald Trump announced on Saturday, describing him as "a great guy". Mr Kelly, 68, took over from Reince Priebus in July 2017, and was brought in to try and instill some discipline in the White House. However, his departure had long been rumoured, with Mr Kelly, a retired Marine general, reportedly frustrated at Mr Trump's freewheeling style. Last month Melania Trump, the first lady, reportedly demanded Mr Kelly be fired. "John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year," said Mr Trump on Saturday afternoon, shortly before leaving the White House for Philadelphia. John Kelly and Donald Trump, on the day he was appointed - July 31, 2017 "A great guy. "We'll be announcing who will be taking John's place - it might be on an interim basis. "He's been with me almost two years now. "I appreciate his service very much." Among those believed likely to take...
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The Trump-Russia scandal will likely end up being in many respects a bribery and money laundering and possibly even RICO scandal, with features of conspiracy to commit election fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States. Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Donald Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election marches onward. Trump and his alleged co-conspirators, defenders and allies appear to be encircled.This article wasoriginally published at SalonBeginning last week, there have been a series of events which could spell doom for Donald Trump. His attorney, personal fixer and consigliere Michael Cohen has agreed to fully cooperate with Mueller's investigation. Court documents reveal that Cohen has admitted to lying about Trump's real estate dealings in Russia and other business matters. Cohen has also admitted that Donald Trump was fully briefed and involved in these real estate and other dealings (including,...
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Chris Towers goes through reader questions to answer some of the most pressing heading into Week 14.
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Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff Nick Ayers is among the candidates who could succeed Kelly. 
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President Trump's White House chief of staff, John Kelly, is reportedly expected to exit the Trump administration in the next few days.White House sources ...
 
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Dec 7 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 98 points higher at 6,802 points on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. * UNILEVER: The chief marketing officer of Unilever has decided to retire next year, handing incoming CEO Alan Jope his first big hiring decision. * AJ BELL: Financial services company AJ Bell Plc said on Thursday said it set its offer price at 160 pence per share, which would value the company at 651 million sterling ($832.30 million).
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The memo begins describing the extent of Flynn’s cooperation by explaining what he assisted the government with. There were two big questions on Tuesday night following the release of the Flynn sentencing memo by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The first, and most puzzling for many analysts looking at the memo, was why Flynn had lied to the FBI on January 24th of last year when he was questioned about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The thinking went, gee, as the former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Flynn had to have known that the National Security Agency would have been listening in on any calls made by the Russian ambassador, and the FBI had to have seen those intercepts. Why would Flynn lie?We have had some hints recently from other Trump associates facing prison time that might help us answer that question, but let’s leave it aside for a moment and deal with the second big unanswered question posed by the sentencing memo: what could F...
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A lot more went into Spencer Ware becoming the Chiefs' starter at running back than just the release of Kareem Hunt.
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There is evidence that the special counsel could be coming after Trump's son-in-law. With special counsel Robert Mueller wrapping up the investigation of President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and noting in a heavily-redacted court filing that he has been of "substantial assistance" to the Russia investigation following his plea agreement, many in Trump's inner circle may be fearful of what will happen next in the probe.One person who should be worried, argued Daily Beast reporter Betsy Woodruff to MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace on "Deadline: White House," is the president's son-in-law."Flynn had unique, and arguably unparalleled, insight into the Trump administration all the way back through transition, where he was a very senior official running the National Security Council's transition project," said Woodruff. "And of course, through the bulk of the presidential campaign, the most interesting campaign times, Flynn had a front row seat. And Flynn...
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Mitch McConnell has a choice: allow a vote to protect the special counsel, or put the brakes on confirming judges. It's no secret that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) does not like the bipartisan bill put forward in the Senate to prevent President Donald Trump from firing special counsel Robert Mueller.But how much does he hate it? He hates it so much that he'd rather let Trump's judicial nominees go unconfirmed for the rest of the year.That is the choice McConnell now faces. 22 judicial nominees are currently stuck in the Senate Judiciary Committee because Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) is refusing to vote for any of them until the special counsel bill, crafted by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Cory Booker (D-NJ), is allowed a vote by the full Senate. Without Flake's approval, Republicans lack a majority on the Judiciary Committee to move them forward.Confirming far-right judges to the federal bench has been McConnell's top priori...
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These transactions are exactly what the Emoluments clause sought to prevent. In a detailed new report Wednesday, journalists David Fahrenthold and Jonathan O'Connell at the Washington Post showed how the Saudi regime used a veterans group to dump hundreds of thousands of dollars into President Donald Trump's business — an incident that has become emblematic of the Emoluments Clause case against the president.The Constitution's Emoluments Clause bars the president and other officials from receving payments from foreign governments while in office. Attorneys general from Washington D.C. and Maryland are currently bringing a case against the president because his continued control of his business empire has allowed him to receive such payments.And the Saudis, it seems, have been big customers. The Post reported that lobbyists for Saudi Arabia spent $270,000 at Trump International Hotel in D.C. shortly after Trump's election in 2016. It also found that the regime is finding other a...
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In an interview with NBC Sports Bay Area, Hunter Pence said he's open to a Giants reunion.
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That United States commanders-in-chief are not put to the same test before they are allowed to lead the troops or to order the use of nuclear weapons is, I believe, a serious omission. Since the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency, mental health professionals have come forth in historically unprecedented ways to warn against entrusting the U.S. presidency to someone who exhibits what we have called his “dangerous” signs.The observed signs have included “grandiosity, impulsivity, hypersensitivity to slights or criticism, and an apparent inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality.”As a psychiatrist and expert on violence, I worked with my colleagues to put our observations into a book, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President,” responding to the hunger for understanding on the part of the public.I was never interested in domestic partisan politics until it coincided with my concerns for public safe...
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A previous report found that Trump has questioned the vice president's "loyalty." President Donald Trump and his advisers have considered pushing Vice President Mike Pence off the 2020 presidential ticket, according to a new report from Vanity Fair reporter Gabriel Sherman.The topic came up Monday, Sherman reported, at a meeting with aides to discuss 2020 strategy. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who announced her resignation from the role prior to the midterm elections, was reportedly raised as a potential replacement. Some have speculated that Haley could even try to primary Trump, and picking her to be vice president would be a possible avenue to neutralize that threat.This Vanity Fair report corroborates a recent article in the New York Times, which found that Trump had been questioning Pence's loyalty in private to his confidants. But Sherman suggests that it's not merely a question of the personal relationship between Pence and Trump....
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George HW Bush, the former US president, was remembered as a "noble" man of “great humility” on Wednesday at a state funeral attended by much of America’s political establishment. Emotional eulogies from his son and friends remembered the 41st president as a “class act” who dedicated his life to public service and embodied courage, both political and personal.    In a service dominated by the messages of unity and patriotism, speakers praised Mr Bush’s opposition to “unthinking partisanship” and awareness that “hatred corrodes”.  Jon Meacham, a presidential historian, summed up Mr Bush’s approach to life as “tell the truth, don’t blame people, be strong, do your best, try hard, forgive, stay the course”. The messages were interpreted as a call for civility in politics at a time when the country is bitterly divided along party lines. Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and their wives sit together for George H W Bush's fun...
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Parents and grassroots organizations are pushing for elections as the only way to hold schools accountable. At a recent school board meeting in New Orleans, more than 100 parents swamped the hearing room, requiring dozens to have to stand. Many of the parents had filled out public comment cards so they would be allowed to address the board.What most in the crowd came prepared to talk about were their concerns about recent recommendations by the superintendent to close five schools and transfer the students to other schools in the district. Their demand was for the elected board to take a more hands-on role in improving the schools instead of closing them down.But when Ashana Bigard, a New Orleans public school parent and advocate, realized the board had altered the agenda, and limited parents’ comment time, she decided to speak out of turn.“How is closing the schools helping our children?” she asked the board members. She pointed out that many of the children in the schools...
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The last time Hunter Pence was on the AT&T Park grounds, he was riding a brand new scooter — courtesy the San Francisco Giants — around the warning track, high-fiving adoring fans down the foul lines and along the outfield wall. He stood on the mound and addressed the throng in ostensibly his last game
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The last time Hunter Pence was on the AT&T Park grounds, he was riding a brand new scooter — courtesy the San Francisco Giants — around the warning track, high-fiving adoring fans down the foul lines and along the outfield wall. He stood on the mound and addressed the throng in ostensibly his last game
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He's saying the quiet part out loud. Remember when Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was supposed to be one of the reasonable Republicans? Yeah, neither do I.But as far off the deep end Graham has ventured thus far in his patently hypocritical alliance with President Donald Trump, his comments Tuesday about the administration's position on Saudi Arabia was shocking for its explicit level of partisanship and lack of interest in fulfilling the Senate's role in oversight of the executive branch.Graham made the comments after senators were briefed by administration officials on the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's role in the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Despite the fact that Trump and the administration has publicly downplayed the evidence linking the prince to the murder, the senators emerged from the briefing more convinced than ever that the de facto ruler of the regime has a direct role in the assassination.And yet Graham has no interest in explo...
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Although the collection of clips lasts less than a minute, “Morning Joe” got its point across—and then some. MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” hosted by NeverTrump conservative Joe Scarborough and liberal Mika Brzezinski, had a good laugh at the expense of President Donald Trump this morning—and used the Allman Brothers’ “Ramblin’ Man” in the process.“Morning Joe” assembled a collection of clips of the president leaving important events prematurely, with the Allman Brothers’ 1973 country-rock hit playing all the while. One of the clips shows Trump on March 31, 2017; Trump wanders away from an event before he’s supposed to, and Vice President Mike Pence briefly speaks to him as he is exiting.Other 2017 clips in the montage are from May 22, 2017, July 3, 2017 and October 12, 2017. The most recent clip shown is from Friday, November 30, when Trump was in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the G20 summit—and the 2018 clip, like the ones from 2017, all depict the preside...
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Sgt. Matt Patten of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office wore a patch with a bold letter Q, the symbol of a far-right movement that promotes baseless conspiracy theories.
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The country claims to be expanding its economic muscle abroad, but in reality is exporting increased global financial instability. At the end of World War II, much of Europe was in shambles and the continent was faced with the prospect of famine and years of future economic blight. Fortunately, the region’s prospects were transformed by the Economic Recovery Program (better known as the “Marshall Plan”), which injected billions into Western Europe, providing shipments of food, staples, a reconstruction of infrastructure, and the concomitant revival of civilian industrial production. As well as a program designed to induce political stability and economic recovery in Europe, the Marshall Plan also entrenched the economic and political structures through which the U.S. hegemony was consolidated in the post-WWII period.Is China’s much-vaunted “Belt and Road” initiative (BRI), a multibillion-dollar infrastructure program spread across the developing countries of Africa an...
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The FCC lied to the public amid their commissioner's crusade to kill net neutrality rules. House Democrats plan to get answers. One of the most contentious battles in the first year of President Donald Trump's administration was the push by his Federal Communications Commission to eliminate net neutrality, the consumer protection that ensures all Internet traffic is treated equally regardless of content.The deregulation, championed by FCC commissioner and former Verizon corporate counsel Ajit Pai over the howls of tech companies and digital rights groups, not only ignited a political firestorm, it laid bare serious irregularities in the FCC's regulatory process. And according to Mother Jones, House Democrats plan to hold Pai and the FCC accountable:"We plan to put the consumer first by pushing policies that protect net neutrality, promote public safety, and provide meaningful privacy and data security protections that are seriously lacking today," ranking member Rep. Frank P...
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This incident was embarrassing for everyone involved. On Monday evening, the Miami Herald reported that the Broward County Sheriff S.W.A.T. officer who posed with Vice President Mike Pence wearing a QAnon patch is being disciplined:Sgt. Matthew Patten, a 27-year veteran of the sheriff's office, was found to have violated the department's uniform code and displayed "conduct unbecoming an employee," according to the official reprimand signed by Patten. He was removed from BSO's Strategic Investigations Division's Office of Homeland Security and the agency's S.W.A.T. Team and will be reassigned to the Department of Law Enforcement."Being a highly political entity with a narrow one-sided scope of positioning, public alignment and representation of such group is in contrast with the core values of political neutrality within the Broward Sheriff's Office," wrote Capt. Steven Robson in his counseling report.Notably, Patten is still employed by the Broward County Sheriff's Office — he...
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The president and the first lady traveled via motorcade to the Capitol, arriving at 8:22 p.m. after the former president was recognized in a ceremony with speeches from Congressional leaders and Vice President Mike Pence.
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Vice President Mike Pence remembers former President George H.W. Bush during a state funeral service in the US Capitol rotunda.
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On Monday, Vice President Mike Pence characterized former President George H.W. Bush as “a commander and a great man” during his tribute to the former president at the US Capitol. Pence said, “Today, President Bush becomes the 32nd American to lie in state in the United States Capitol Rotunda. Soon, Americans from every corner of the country and every walk of life will make their way to this rotunda to pay the respects of a grateful nation. Upon the death of Abner, it is written that King David said, ‘Do you not realize that a commander and a great man has fallen in Israel this day?’ George Herbert Walker Bush was such a man.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Pence eulogizes President George H.W. Bush in Capitol, saying, ‘He never failed to answer the call to serve his country’
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Pence, Speaker Paul Ryan, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will deliver eulogy speeches to honor Bush. 
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Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to give remarks Monday evening at the Capitol, where former President George H.W. Bush's casket will lie in state.
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The wife and daughter of U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence plan more stories about the family bunny, Marlon Bundo.
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The 31-year veteran of the force was charged with violating the office’s policies on employee conduct and uniform procedure and will lose his tactical assignment, officials said.
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The wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence plan more stories about the family bunny, Marlon Bundo
 
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The following FTSE 100 companies will go ex-dividend on Thursday, after which investors will no longer qualify for the latest dividend payout. According to Reuters calculations at current market prices, the effect of the resulting adjustment to prices by market-makers would take 0.57 points off the index. COMPANY (RIC) DIVIDEND STOCK OPTION IMPACT (pence) Next
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One of the officers, from the Broward County Sheriff's Office SWAT team, was proudly wearing a #QAnon patch on his uniform. Vice President Mike Pence posted photos of himself posing with "courageous" Florida law enforcement officers Friday afternoon. One of the officers, from the Broward County Sheriff's Office SWAT team, is proudly wearing a #QAnon patch on his uniform:The offending photo was quickly deleted (above screenshot via Archive.org), but not before Right Wing Watch's Jared Holt, the first to notice, posted this tweet:Today, Mike Pence posted a photo on Twitter with a Flordia law enforcement officer wearing a QAnon patch for sale on Amazon pic.twitter.com/vnOkk1l5Ee— Jared Holt (@jaredlholt) November 30, 2018The Miami New Times, which also reported on Pence's #QAnon photo, calls the far right wing extremist #QAnon conspiracy theory "painfully stupid," and "batshit-insane."They explain that #QAnon is a "4Chan-based conspiracy theory that claims Donald Trump is...
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Trump added that at some point he will invite Kim to the United States. The White House said in a statement on Saturday after Trump's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping that they and Kim will strive "to see a nuclear free Korean Peninsula." The statement said Xi and Trump "agreed that great progress has been made with respect to North Korea." Last month, Vice President Mike Pence said Trump would push for a concrete plan outlining Pyongyang's moves to end its arms programs.
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Mexico’s new president has unveiled a plan to address US-bound migration, signing an agreement with Central American leaders within hours of donning the presidential sash. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, sworn in on Saturday, was always expected to hit the ground running – but even so, the speed of the announcement surprised. In a deal that will likely delight Donald Trump, Mr Lopez Obrador agreed with the presidents of Honduras and Guatemala, and the vice-president of El Salvador, to create a fund to stem the US-bound flows of migrants. Leaders of the four countries have agreed to ask their finance ministries, in the first quarter of 2019, to come up with a plan which includes “programmes, projects, and specific actions, for the sake of jobs generation and poverty fight in the region.” The programmes will be supported by an “integral development plan”, aimed at making the Central American nations a better place to live, and thus reduce the number of those leaving. It will be...
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STAT LINE .226 / .258 / .332 (248 PA), 4 HR, 24 RBI, 62 OPS+ We all knew a season like this was coming. A 35-year old outfielder with unorthodox mechanics and unique success wasn't going to be able to play baseball the same way forever. But this is Hunter Pence we're talking about! He's not
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Carter Kieboom's name is one Washington Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo has mentioned as part of the depth in the organization that makes him comfortable with the options for second if the Nationals don't add a second baseman via trade or free agency this winter. The top infield prospect in the
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STAT LINE .226 / .258 / .332 (248 PA), 4 HR, 24 RBI, 62 OPS+ We all knew a season like this was coming. A 35-year old outfielder with unorthodox mechanics and unique success wasn't going to be able to play baseball the same way forever. But this is Hunter Pence we're talking about! He's not
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STAT LINE .226 / .258 / .332 (248 PA), 4 HR, 24 RBI, 62 OPS+ We all knew a season like this was coming. A 35-year old outfielder with unorthodox mechanics and unique success wasn't going to be able to play baseball the same way forever. But this is Hunter Pence we're talking about! He's not
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Carter Kieboom's name is one Washington Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo has mentioned as part of the depth in the organization that makes him comfortable with the options for second if the Nationals don't add a second baseman via trade or free agency this winter. The top infield prospect in the
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Carter Kieboom's name is one Washington Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo has mentioned as part of the depth in the organization that makes him comfortable with the options for second if the Nationals don't add a second baseman via trade or free agency this winter. The top infield prospect in the
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STAT LINE .226 / .258 / .332 (248 PA), 4 HR, 24 RBI, 62 OPS+ We all knew a season like this was coming. A 35-year old outfielder with unorthodox mechanics and unique success wasn't going to be able to play baseball the same way forever. But this is Hunter Pence we're talking about! He's not
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The US consulate in Mexico's second city, Guadalajara, was attacked with explosives hours before a visit to the country by Vice President Mike Pence and first daughter Ivanka Trump, authorities said Saturday. "The investigation has been handed over to federal authorities, who will give information on developments in due time," the prosecutor's office for the western state of Jalisco, where Guadalajara is located, said on Twitter. The attack ocurred just before Pence and President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka flew into Mexico City on Saturday morning at the head of a high-level US delegation attending the inauguration of Mexico's new president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
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