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Yuck! W.V. reporter falls into creek turned black by coal spill and comes out dripping sludge

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West Virginia television reporter Bob Aaron was reporting on the massive of coal slurry that spilled into a creek this week, and took an unfortunate spill of his own.

According to The Associated Press, Fields Creek turned black after 108,000 gallons of coal slurry after a pipe at Patriot Coal’s Kanawha Eagle Prep Plant broke because of ice buildup. By Wednesday, the sludge had flowed one-half mile down the the Kanawha River “before dissipating.” Another six miles of creeks were also impacted.

WCHS’s Bob Aaron’s was broadcasting from the bank of one of those creeks on Tuesday when he lost his balance and tumbled backwards into the black water.

“Oh, God,” he gasps, as he slowly stands to reveal black muck covering his jacket. “Goddammit.”

A note posted by the station assured viewers that “Bob is OK and says he can even laugh about it now.”

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Watch the video below from WCHS, uploaded Feb. 12, 2014.

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Trump is becoming more hawkish on Iran — and he’s running out of options: report

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So far, one of the only pieces of good news in the escalating tensions between the United States and Iran is that President Donald Trump has been reluctant to use military force, taking his cues in part from Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who has personally warned him that it would end his presidency — resisting the urges of his most trigger-happy advisers like John Bolton.

Now, however, the president appears to be having second thoughts as it becomes clearer that he will not be able to broker a better deal than President Barack Obama's nuclear agreement, and is starting to view the conflict more hawkishly, reported CNN's Kaitlan Collins on Monday.

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‘They are lemmings’: Democratic strategist blasts Republicans as ‘the party of cowardice and complicity’

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In a CNN panel Monday, Democratic strategist Maria Cardona unleashed on the way Republicans are continuing to give President Donald Trump a pass on his racist attacks on four congresswomen of color.

In a press availability, Trump told reporters that the four women are changing the Democratic Party, saying no one knows how to handle them.

After playing the tape, one of the panelists off-camera could be heard saying, "He's such a liar."

"It’s so insulting that he even talks about these four young women of color as 'people who need to be handled,'" Cardona said of Trump's casual misogyny. "They are elected members of Congress. They deserve respect. What I think really drives this president crazy is that they are young, and they are women of color, and that they are doing things that really take him off of his message. And they are also exposing what many of us have already known — that he is a racist, that he has taken a playbook out of the handbook of white supremacists telling them to 'send her back.' And then — then using that at his rallies and saying he doesn’t agree with it."

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‘Trump will be glued to the screen with an IV drip and a catheter’ when Mueller testifies: GOP strategist

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President Donald Trump will be glued to his television during former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress, Republican strategist Rick Wilson predicted on Monday.

On Wednesday, Mueller is scheduled to appear before the House Judiciary Committee in the morning and then the House Intelligence Committee in the afternoon.

"This is also a moment where the preeminence of television in our political lives is going to come to the fore," Wilson said. "And Donald Trump knows this."

"That little nervous moment this morning, where 'I might watch a little' — no, Donald Trump will be glued to the screen with an IV drip and a catheter," Wilson predicted.

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