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President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Lebanon prime minister: ‘Trump understands’

- The Washington Times

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Tuesday rejected the notion his tiny and diverse country — home to both Sunni and Shia Muslim populations as well as Christians — is jammed in the middle of a growing Middle East power struggle between the Sunni Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Shia-dominated Iran.

Trump skeptical of Obama’s political boast

- The Washington Times

President-elect Donald Trump took aim at President Obama’s political prowess Tuesday, pointing out that Mr. Obama couldn’t sway voters in key battleground states during the presidential campaign.

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This Aug. 10, 2017, photo shows a microscopic view of the irradiated cells, and the mouse is pointing at dicentric chromosomes at the ORISE Cytogenetic Biodosimetry Lab in Oak Ridge, Tenn.. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

Tennessee duo replicates 1976 'Atomic Man' incident

- Associated Press

A postgraduate student intern and an Oak Ridge Associated University researcher teamed up to replicate the 1976 McCluskey Room Incident, in which a chemical worker now known as "the Atomic Man," survived the highest known exposure to the radioactive isotope Americium-241 at Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant in Washington.

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, from left, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, center, and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. What started as a protest against police brutality has mushroomed a year later into a divisive debate over the future of Kaepernick who refused to stand for the national anthem and now faces what his fans see as blackballing for speaking out in a country roiled by racial strife. The once-rising star and Super Bowl quarterback has been unemployed since March, when he opted out of his contract and became a free agent who could sign with any team. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

America still in turmoil a year after Kaepernick's protest

- Associated Press

What started as a protest against police brutality has mushroomed a year later into a divisive debate over the future of a football player who refused to stand for the national anthem and now faces what his fans see as blackballing for speaking out in a country roiled by racial strife.