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Texas teen arrested for spitting in Arizona tea bottle then returning it to supermarket shelf
Jul18

Texas teen arrested for spitting in Arizona tea bottle then returning it to supermarket shelf

Wolterk/iStock(ODESSA, Texas) — A 15-year-old boy in Odessa, Texas, was arrested and charged after he was caught on supermarket surveillance footage spitting into an Arizona tea bottle then putting it back on the shelf.Odessa police were dispatched Mo…

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Arkansas deputy killed in shooting, alleged suspect ‘down’: Officials
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Arkansas deputy killed in shooting, alleged suspect ‘down’: Officials

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New Cohen documents reveal calls with Trump, National Enquirer publisher before payment
Jul18

New Cohen documents reveal calls with Trump, National Enquirer publisher before payment

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump and his campaign may have had prior knowledge of a deal to silence Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress who allegedly engaged in an extra-marital affair with the then-presidential candi…

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Trump nominates 3-star admiral to lead the Navy after Senate-confirmed pick retired
Jul18

Trump nominates 3-star admiral to lead the Navy after Senate-confirmed pick retired

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump has nominated Vice Adm. Michael Gilday to lead the Navy, after his Senate-confirmed pick suddenly decided to retire.

Earlier this month, Adm. William Moran, who was slated to become the next chief of naval operations on Aug. 1, announced he would retire because of his association with a former Navy public affairs officer, who was investigated two years ago for inappropriate conduct.

Moran, who is a four-star admiral serving as the deputy chief of naval operations, was highly regarded, but Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said Moran’s contacts with the former public affairs officer called into question his judgment.

Trump’s new nominee is currently the director of the Joint Staff and previously commanded the U.S. 10th Fleet and Fleet Cyber Command, the Navy’s cyber component.

If confirmed, he would be the first officer to lead a military service who has also commanded a service cyber component, according to Fifth Domain.

(1/3) The entire Navy should be very excited by today’s announcement. Admiral Mike Gilday is a true cutting edge warfighter, a surface warrior who, by virtue of his leadership at 10th Fleet, fully appreciates the challenges we face in the cyber warfare arena…

— Adm. John Richardson (@CNORichardson) July 18, 2019

“The entire Navy should be very excited by today’s announcement,” tweeted the current chief of naval operations Adm. John Richardson on Thursday. “Admiral Mike Gilday is a true cutting edge warfighter, a surface warrior who, by virtue of his leadership at 10th Fleet, fully appreciates the challenges we face in the cyber warfare arena and the increasing pace of competition in new domains.”

“His experience as the director of the Joint Staff will ensure that the Navy continues to look for every opportunity to collaborate with other services, allies, and partners around the world. Pending confirmation, the Navy will be in good hands with Admiral Gilday at the helm,” Richardson continued.

The president bypassed seven sitting four-star admirals in picking Gilday, according to the U.S. Naval Institute. The last time a three-star admiral was nominated to be the chief of naval operations was in 1970.

Gilday is a native of Lowell, Massachusetts, and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He holds graduate degrees from the Harvard Kennedy School and the National War College.

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Jul18

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