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Posted Thursday, July 20, 2017 by WLRH News

Director Christopher Nolen’s new film Dunkirk, based on the true heroic story from World War II, opens July 20th and is already receiving spectacular reviews. The U. S. Space and Rocket Center is showing it in its IMAX dome theater, providing a truly immersive experience. CEO Dr. Deborah Barnhart tells Ginny Kennedy more about the movie and what other new things are happening at the Rocket Center.

  • The U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control says that Exxon Mobil must pay a $2 million penalty for allegedly violating sanctions on Russia.

    Posted Thursday, July 20, 2017 by NPR News

    The U.S. Treasury is accusing Exxon Mobil of violating sanctions on Russia in a series of deals in May 2014. "What were they thinking?" wonders one of the architects of the sanctions.

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Lyrique Music Productions brings Hairspray, the lively musical based on the John Waters film, to stage of the Lee High School Theatre.

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Congress has been trying to repeal and/or replace the Affordable Care Act for years. Now it's down to the wire, but there are multiple proposals on the Senate's table, and more could be on the way.

The Trump helicopter is seen at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., in April. The president's club is requesting foreign worker visas to staff up during peak season.

President Trump is marking "Made in America" week to promote American labor. At the same time, his two Florida clubs are seeking visas to bring in foreign workers for low-wage jobs.

A pump jack at work in 2016, near Firestone, Colo. The American Exploration & Production Council, which represents oil and gas exploration firms, is one of many industry groups supporting the HONEST Act, which was passed by the House and is now with the Senate.

There's a push in Congress to rewrite how science gets used in regulation — and that has researchers worried. The industry-backed bill would let business nitpick raw data and ignore valid results.

Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL students in training in 2014. The Navy now has two female candidates to join the elite special operations forces for the first time since front-line combat jobs were opened to women.

Along with the SEAL officer candidate, another woman is up for an elite job as a special boat operator, some 18 months after the Pentagon opened front-line combat jobs to women.

Judicial nominee John Bush was challenged by senators about his conservative views during a committee hearing but ultimately confirmed by the Senate on Thursday.

John Bush's controversial online views on abortion and race were criticized at a hearing last week but did not stand in the way of his Senate confirmation on a party-line vote.

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