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Saturday, August 19, 2017

‘Predator’ Actor Sonny Landham Dies at 76


Actor Sonny Landham, who appeared in “Predator” and “48 Hrs,” died from congestive heart failure Thursday in Lexington, Ky. He was 76.

Duke University Removes Damaged Robert E. Lee Statue

Durham, N.C. (AP) -- Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy.

The university said it removed the carved limestone likeness before dawn from the entryway to Duke Chapel, where it stood among 10 historical figures. Officials discovered early Thursday that the statue's face had been gouged and scarred and that part of the nose is missing.

Another statue of Lee, the top Confederate general during the Civil War, was the focus of the violent protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly a week ago.

Manchin Says He Won’t Join Trump’s Cabinet as Energy Secretary

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin said he has no plans to become Donald Trump’s Energy Secretary, an idea that was floated as a way to let the state’s Republican governor name a successor and advance the president’s stalled agenda in Congress.

"That’s not going to happen," Manchin said at a town hall Friday in his home state of West Virginia, spokesman Jonathan Kott confirmed by email.

Administration officials and Republican operatives had been exploring the idea of offering the job to Manchin, who faces a tough re-election fight next year, according to people familiar with the discussions, which were said to be in early stages of consideration. Under that plan, Energy Secretary Rick Perry would move to replace John Kelly at the Department of Homeland Security. Kelly is now Trump’s chief of staff.

OPINION | WHITE HOUSE: Bannon's Chaos Had No Place at Any White House - He had big, destructive plans. Luckily, he had no idea how to execute them.


The most important thing to know about Steve Bannon, the departing White House "chief strategist," is that he was an amateur. And just as Richard Neustadt tells us that the presidency is no place for amateurs, the same is true for White House senior staffers. The most important thing to know about Donald Trump's first staff is that the actor (and activist) Kal Penn, who was part of yet another advisory group which collapsed on Friday, has more White House experience than Bannon and the following people combined:

  • Former chief of staff Reince Priebus.
  • Former communications directors Anthony Scaramucci and Mike Dubke.
  • Current communications director Hope Hicks.
  • Former and current press secretaries Sean Spicer and Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
  • Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, whatever it is they do.


TRAVELING TO MONTGOMERY? Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Montgomery at Chantilly Parkway

TRAVELING TO MONTGOMERY? Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Montgomery at Chantilly Parkway
Whether you’re visiting for business in Alabama’s capital city or touring the many universities in the area, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Montgomery at Chantilly Parkway is the perfect home base. With proximity to both I-85 and I-65, traveling between local attractions couldn’t be easier. Explore the rich culture of the city by visiting Alabama State University, the Montgomery Zoo and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Unwind with a dip in the heated indoor pool or re-energize with a workout in our fitness center. Stay connected with friends and family via free high-speed Internet access before a restful night’s sleep.

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Founded in 1962, The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children. For 54 years, we’ve been providing access to affordable education for the children of Marine and Navy Corpsman attending post-high school, under-graduate and career technical education programs. In that time, we have provided more than 37,000 scholarships worth nearly $110 million.