From Russia with love

News Headline: Trump thanks Vladimir Putin for expelling U.S. diplomats: ‘We’re trying to cut down our payroll.’ ”
News Headline: “Did Russia attack U.S. officials in Cuba? U.S.S.R. used microwaves against diplomats in Cold War.”
President Trump may want to thank Putin again.
Or maybe not.
Never good to butter up the boss too much.

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QT Midwest New Madrid Fault, where the most recent earthquakes two centuries ago changed the course of the Mississippi River and toppled chimneys as far away as Maine, although geologists say there is only a 10 percent chance of a major quake in the next 50 years, which includes any moment now, update

News Headline: “No, the upcoming solar eclipse will not cause the New Madrid fault
to slip.”

Let’s set aside this superstition.
As the U.S. Geological Survey puts it: “Earthquakes are random in time.”
So forget the eclipse. Be reassured. The earthquake could happen tomorrow.

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