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Published Tuesday, August 08, 2017 @ 12:30 AM EDT
Aug 08 2017

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Today is Tuesday, August 8, the 220th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 145 days remaining. This is the 201st day of Donald Trump's presidency. There are 1,261 days remaining in his term, assuming he doesn't resign or is otherwise removed from office.

Yesterday marked the approximate midpoint of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

Today is the day which, on average (42%), it is least likely to rain in Pittsburgh, PA. No rain is in the forecast today.

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What happened on August 8 from On This Day.

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On this day in 1969, photographer Iain Macmillan took the iconic photo that became the cover image of the Beatles' album Abbey Road.

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Among other things, today is also National Zucchini Day.

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73 year old Florida man banned from beach after handing out 'sugardaddy seeking his sugarbaby' business cards.

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Quote of the day:

"I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes."
-Sara Teasdale (August 8, 1884 - January 29, 1933)
(More Sara Teasdale quotes)

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Sleepwalking towards a technological apocalypse... Are the idealists 'good guys' who are challenging the old order or are they really tax-minimizing corporations that threaten our future?

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The New York Times has reviewed an alarming draft report on climate change by federal scientists, who fear President Trump will suppress it.

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Have smartphones destroyed a generation?

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The curious case of 'Nicole Mincey,' the Trump fan who may actually be a Russian bot.

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Did an Australian teen get attacked by flesh-eating sea bugs?  Parasitic cyclospora infections up 134% this summer. Copper cocktail mugs may cause food poisoning, health officials say. The alleged dangers of vaping- are they real?

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Alphabet Inc.'s Google has fired an employee who wrote an internal memo blasting the web company’s diversity policies, creating a firestorm across Silicon Valley.

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