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Trump loves pitting families against each other — look what he did to Ronna and Mitt Romney: WaPo reporter

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The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake offered a simple explanation for why President Donald Trump was escalating his fight with conservative lawyer George Conway, husband of his counselor Kellyanne Conway. It has nothing to do with distracting from his multiple legal problems — Trump simply loves the drama, as he’s proved previously.

“I keep thinking back to a couple months ago when Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican Party, was basically forced to come out and repudiate her uncle Mitt Romney, who is the new senator from Utah, who is very critical of the president in certain ways,” Blake said. In fact, it was reported that the president is so hostile to Mr. Romney that he asked his niece to change her name.

“I think the president loves this kind of tension,” Blake added. “This is such a great story, a husband and wife on opposite sides of this divide, one of them works for him, the other one is attacking him almost daily.”

“Is it a distraction?” asked host Hallie Jackson. “Do you see it as the president trying to seed some shiny penny out there?”

“I’ve never liked this idea that everything the president does is a distraction,” Blake replied. “I think he likes drama, he likes to be the center of attention. These are stories that allow him to do that.”

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REVEALED: Jeffrey Epstein used his fake passport to enter multiple countries

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Prosecutors revealed that the fake passport Jeffrey Epstein had among the items seized by investigators had been used.

According to NBC News, he used the passport to enter multiple countries in the 1980s, including the U.K, Spain and Saudi Arabia.

The passport was found in the safe of his New York home along with $70,000 in cash and 48 diamonds. There was a different name used on the passport and it had already expired, but it listed the residence in Saudi Arabia.

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Robert Hooke: The ‘English Leonardo’ who was a 17th-century scientific superstar

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Considering his accomplishments, it’s a surprise that Robert Hooke isn’t more renowned. As a physician, I especially esteem him as the person who identified biology’s most essential unit, the cell.

Like Leonardo da Vinci, Hooke excelled in an incredible array of fields. The remarkable range of his achievements throughout the 1600s encompassed pneumatics, microscopy, mechanics, astronomy and even civil engineering and architecture. Yet this “English Leonardo” – well-known in his time – slipped into relative obscurity for several centuries.

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WHO declares Ebola epidemic in DR Congo an international emergency

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The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a "public health emergency of international concern," a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics.

The Ebola epidemic in DR Congo, the second deadliest on record, has largely been contained to remote areas, but this week saw a patient diagnosed with the virus in the eastern city of Goma, the first case in a major urban hub.

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