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    According to a recent Gallup poll, socialism in the United States is on the rise, especially with young people. Figures show that 58% of Americans ages 18 to 34 think socialism is good for the country, however, Morgan Zegers is setting out to change their minds. She recently founded a nonprofit organization called Young Americans Against Socialism, with the goal of using social media to expose the “failures of socialism” and make capitalism 'cool again.' Zegers doesn't feel there is any difference between “socialism” and “democratic socialism,' and says the education system is failing to inform young people on the effects of real socialism. Mobile users see video here.
  • At least three people are dead and one child is injured after a shooting at a South Florida home, multiple news outlets are reporting, >> Read more trending news  Please return for updates.
  • Identity theft may have entered the final frontier if accusations from a woman against an astronaut are true. Summer Worden, a former Air Force intelligence officer living in Kansas, was married to astronaut Anne McClain for four years. Now the two are in the middle of a yearlong divorce and parenting dispute. Worden filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, accusing McClain of identity theft and unauthorized access to the bank account while she was on board the International Space Station, according to The New York Times. Through her lawyer, McClain admitted she had accessed the bank account from space on a computer system registered to NASA, the Times reported. McClain, who returned to Earth in June after her six-month mission, took an under-oath interview with NASA's Office of Inspector General last week, the newspaper reported.  McClain's lawyer, Rusty Hardin, told the Times that 'she strenuously denies that she did anything improper.' He added that McClain is cooperating with the investigation and that she used the same password to access the account as she has throughout their relationship. NASA officials told the Times they were unaware of any crimes committed on the space station. The fight from space might be the first case, but Mark Sundahl, director of the Global Space Law Center at Cleveland State University, said it probably will not be the last one. “The more we go out there and spend time out there, all the things we do here are going to happen in space,” Sundahl told the Times.
  • Debates on social media sites have been raising concerns about whether mosquito spray could be putting insects other than mosquitoes and the food supply at risk, WTVD reported. >> Read more trending news  Some homeowners don’t spray at all because they are worried about killing bees, which pollinate flowers. Experts warn that if a spray kills one type of bug, it will likely kill them all. 'Without pollinators for certain plants then we wouldn't have things that we like to eat. This includes things like zucchinis, watermelon, stuff like that, that you might want to grow in your backyard garden,' said North Carolina State University entomologist Dr. Michael Reiskind. Some homeowners don’t want to deal with the hassle of mosquitoes when they are outside, so they hire companies to spray their yards. Reiskind recommends that companies follow instructions on the labels to protect other insects. 'If they're following the rules they shouldn't be spraying flowering plants and that should limit the impact,' Reiskind said. The company Mosquito Authority said some of its employees are farmers and beekeepers, so they make sure to use the sprays properly. 'We have a real understanding of what it is to be cautious and careful when we're on property that has bees, pollinators, a lot of plants, a lot of blooming flowers and things like that,' said Jerry Yoder, director of operations at Mosquito Authority. 'We use a product that's regulated by the EPA.' If homeowners are looking for a way to reduce the number of mosquitoes without using chemicals, they can try burning citronella candles.
  • A Louisiana baseball team has become the first from the state to win a Little League World Series. >> Read more trending news  According to WDSU, the team of 12-year-olds from River Ridge, a New Orleans suburb, defeated Curacao in an 8-0 shutout Sunday to claim the title.  >> Watch the moment here Pitcher Egan Prather gave up only two hits during six innings, The Associated Press reported. “I can’t process it,” the team's manager, Scott Frazier, told the AP. “This tournament started with approximately 7,700 teams, and here we are with the best out of everybody. It’s just surreal.” Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, took to Twitter to praise the team. 'WORLD CHAMPS! Congratulations to Louisiana’s River Ridge team on winning the@LittleLeague World Series!!' Scalise tweeted. 'So proud of this history-making team—our first-ever #LLWS champions. Way to represent [the United States] and Louisiana!' He added: 'Next up → How about a trip to the @WhiteHouse, @realDonaldTrump?' 'Congratulations to Louisiana’s Champions. See you at the White House!' Trump replied. >> See the tweets here Meanwhile, the team from Chofu, Japan, beat Hawaii 5-0 to claim third place in the championship, the AP reported. Read more here or here.
  • The Orlando Police Department said the University of Florida's band director was grabbed and pushed to the ground after the football game against the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday night. Police said Director Jay Watkins was walking back to the buses when a Hurricanes fan began pushing her way through the band.  He attempted to stop the woman, but he was grabbed from behind and pushed to the ground, according to police. Watkins was treated by a paramedic for cuts and scrapes to his head and elbow before he boarded the bus to go home. Police said Watkins did not want to press charges, but did ask the incident to be documented. This is a developing story. Check back for more details.
  • A dog who vanished five years ago is back in the arms of her North Carolina family – all thanks to a microchip. >> Read more trending news  According to People magazine, the black-and-white dog, Zoey, arrived earlier this month at the Guilford County Animal Shelter, where staffers quickly discovered that the pup had an unregistered microchip. After making several calls, employees were able to track down Zoey's owner, who had been looking for the dog for years, the shelter wrote in a Facebook post Thursday. >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news 'Imagine her surprise that after 5 YEARS of Zoey missing, Guilford County Animal Services was calling to inform her that her precious Zoey was now at the shelter,' the post read. Family members were thrilled to see their dog again, the shelter said. Adorable photos captured the moment when one child greeted the long-lost pet with a hug. >> See the photos here Read more here or here.
  • A 911 call led to the arrest of a Pennsylvania woman after police said they found her son home alone surrounded by drugs. >> Read more trending news  Police said Leslie Brown, 29, of Penn Hills, called them from a Family Dollar in Lincoln-Lemington saying her son was missing and she had lost sight of him in the store. Employees told WPXI-TV that she was frantic and that they searched every aisle and back room. Police said the child was never in the store with her but was at home alone surrounded by heroin. When police went to the home, they said the boy answered the door and police immediately saw bundles of heroin and stamp bags right next to where the child said he watched TV. Police said the boy told them: 'It's Mommy's medicine. She makes it sometimes.'  Brown admitted to making and selling heroin as her only source of income, according to police. Police said they found drugs in her home and car marked 'Power trip,' 'Panda,' 'Say hello to my little friend,' and 'Playboy.'  Brown was taken into custody and charged with endangering the welfare of children and nearly a half-dozen drug charges. Police said the child is safe and now with his grandparents.
  • Police are investigating after a 12-year-old boy was found shot at a Georgia elementary school. >> Read more trending news  The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded around 6:30 p.m. Friday to a person shot at Peek's Chapel Elementary School.  Deputies found a 12-year-old boy with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital, where he is in the intensive care unit but stable. His identity hasn't been released.  A 15-year-old has been charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery. The teen's identity has not been released.  WSB-TV investigative reporter Nicole Carr was in Rockdale County, digging into how the shooting could have happened. The school district released a statement saying no students or staff were on campus at the time of the shooting:  'We are deeply concerned about the incident that occurred after hours on the property of Peek's Chapel Elementary Friday night. At this time, our thoughts and prayers are with the young man who was injured. Again, this occurred after hours when no students or staff were on campus. We will assist law enforcement as needed during their investigation.' Carr learned, however, that the campus was open to the public when the shooting happened because the school grounds and basketball court are open on evenings and weekends.  Carr spoke to a neighbor, who said the basketball court was full of young people as the helicopter took off with the injured child.  Another neighbor who has a grandson at the school, Angela Glenn, said enough is enough.  'I'm just worried about these kids,' Glenn said. 'First of all, how are they getting their hands on guns so easily, you know?
  • Sources reportedly told Axios that President Donald Trump may have suggested using nuclear weapons to disrupt the formation of hurricanes. >> Read more trending news  While the idea may sound extreme, a 'Frequently Asked Questions' webpage from 2014 on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website fields a similar question. The page that appears on The Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory attempts to answer the question 'Why don't we try to destroy tropical cyclones by nuking them?' In short, Christopher Landsea, a former research meteorologist with the Hurricane Research Division of the Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory at NOAA, said that aside from the deadly radioactive fallout, there simply isn't enough energy in even a large nuclear explosive to alter a large hurricane. Additionally, of the 80 or so tropical waves or depressions that form every year, only around five develop into hurricanes. Attempting to bomb each depression would be an inefficient way to prevent possible hurricanes. Here is the answer as it appears on what appears to be a NOAA FAQ page created in 2014:

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  • According to a recent Gallup poll, socialism in the United States is on the rise, especially with young people. Figures show that 58% of Americans ages 18 to 34 think socialism is good for the country, however, Morgan Zegers is setting out to change their minds. She recently founded a nonprofit organization called Young Americans Against Socialism, with the goal of using social media to expose the “failures of socialism” and make capitalism 'cool again.' Zegers doesn't feel there is any difference between “socialism” and “democratic socialism,' and says the education system is failing to inform young people on the effects of real socialism. Mobile users see video here.
  • At least three people are dead and one child is injured after a shooting at a South Florida home, multiple news outlets are reporting, >> Read more trending news  Please return for updates.
  • Identity theft may have entered the final frontier if accusations from a woman against an astronaut are true. Summer Worden, a former Air Force intelligence officer living in Kansas, was married to astronaut Anne McClain for four years. Now the two are in the middle of a yearlong divorce and parenting dispute. Worden filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, accusing McClain of identity theft and unauthorized access to the bank account while she was on board the International Space Station, according to The New York Times. Through her lawyer, McClain admitted she had accessed the bank account from space on a computer system registered to NASA, the Times reported. McClain, who returned to Earth in June after her six-month mission, took an under-oath interview with NASA's Office of Inspector General last week, the newspaper reported.  McClain's lawyer, Rusty Hardin, told the Times that 'she strenuously denies that she did anything improper.' He added that McClain is cooperating with the investigation and that she used the same password to access the account as she has throughout their relationship. NASA officials told the Times they were unaware of any crimes committed on the space station. The fight from space might be the first case, but Mark Sundahl, director of the Global Space Law Center at Cleveland State University, said it probably will not be the last one. “The more we go out there and spend time out there, all the things we do here are going to happen in space,” Sundahl told the Times.
  • The Orlando Police Department said the University of Florida's band director was grabbed and pushed to the ground after the football game against the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday night. Police said Director Jay Watkins was walking back to the buses when a Hurricanes fan began pushing her way through the band.  He attempted to stop the woman, but he was grabbed from behind and pushed to the ground, according to police. Watkins was treated by a paramedic for cuts and scrapes to his head and elbow before he boarded the bus to go home. Police said Watkins did not want to press charges, but did ask the incident to be documented. This is a developing story. Check back for more details.
  • A 911 call led to the arrest of a Pennsylvania woman after police said they found her son home alone surrounded by drugs. >> Read more trending news  Police said Leslie Brown, 29, of Penn Hills, called them from a Family Dollar in Lincoln-Lemington saying her son was missing and she had lost sight of him in the store. Employees told WPXI-TV that she was frantic and that they searched every aisle and back room. Police said the child was never in the store with her but was at home alone surrounded by heroin. When police went to the home, they said the boy answered the door and police immediately saw bundles of heroin and stamp bags right next to where the child said he watched TV. Police said the boy told them: 'It's Mommy's medicine. She makes it sometimes.'  Brown admitted to making and selling heroin as her only source of income, according to police. Police said they found drugs in her home and car marked 'Power trip,' 'Panda,' 'Say hello to my little friend,' and 'Playboy.'  Brown was taken into custody and charged with endangering the welfare of children and nearly a half-dozen drug charges. Police said the child is safe and now with his grandparents.

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  • While Democrats still have over 20 major candidates competing for their party's nomination, the small 2020 GOP field has not created any concerns for the re-election campaign of President Donald Trump, as a former Tea Party Congressman announced this weekend he would take on Trump for the GOP nomination. 'He must not be re-elected,' Tea Party lawmakers turned conservative radio talk show host Joe Walsh wrote on Twitter Sunday night about President Trump. But a quick look back at Walsh's time in Congress, his attacks on President Barack Obama, and his recent change to hard-line Trump opponent didn't exactly leave political experts feeling like this was the start of something bad for Mr. Trump. On the ABC News program, 'This Week,' Walsh acknowledged that he was at the tip of the spear for Republicans in terms of pushing the party more and more to the right - creating an opening for President Trump. Also challenging the President is a former Governor of Massachusetts, William Weld - the Vice Presidential nominee of the Libertarian Party in 2016 - who has not moved the political meter against Mr. Trump. If one is looking to compare Weld, Walsh and any other GOP candidates, for a similar historical moment in modern Presidential politics, maybe you could look at 1968 when challenges built against President Lyndon B. Johnson, or in 1980, when Ted Kennedy took on President Jimmy Carter. But the difference is obvious right away - Walsh and Weld are not big names right now. Eugene McCarthy and Robert Kennedy were big names taking on LBJ. Ted Kennedy damaged Carter so much that it made Ronald Reagan's campaign that much easier. While President Trump has very strong approval ratings from Republican voters, his policies have certainly caused concerns among some in the GOP - like on tariffs - where President Trump has suddenly turned the party of free trade into the party of protectionism. 'The tariffs are attacks on the American people,' said ex-Rep. Dave McIntosh (R-IN), who now heads the conservative group Club for Growth, though McIntosh made clear he wasn't going to abandoning the President any time soon. Business groups - once a super reliable source of support for the GOP - are also increasingly going public with their concerns about the President's extra tariffs on China. 'Tariffs hurt retail,' said Matthew Shay, the head of the National Retail Federation. 'It's impossible for businesses to plan for the future in this type of environment,' the group said over the weekend. Other groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce fully support more aggressive American treatment of unfair trade practices by the Chinese - but they are worried the President's tariffs aren't the right answer. 'While we share the President’s frustration, we believe that continued, constructive engagement is the right way forward,' the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said in a statement. But there's certainly been no rush to throw Mr. Trump overboard, no matter the policy differences.