New top story from Time: President Trump Endorses Luther Strange in Alabama’s GOP Senate Primary Election

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is endorsing Alabama Sen. Luther Strange in a special GOP primary election next week.

Trump writes on Twitter that Strange “has done a great job representing the people of the Great State of Alabama. He has my complete and total endorsement!”

Strange was recently appointed to the Senate seat previously held by now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He is being challenged in next week’s Republican primary by a conservative House member, Mo Brooks, and former state chief justice Roy Moore.

Strange has called Trump’s election to the presidency a “biblical miracle.”

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New top story from Time: New Venezuela Assembly Declares Itself Superior to All Other Branches of Government

(CARACAS, Venezuela) — Venezuela’s new constitutional assembly took over the halls of the endangered, opposition-controlled congress Tuesday and decreed itself superior to all other branches of government while prominently displaying images of the late President Hugo Chavez.

The order bars anti-government lawmakers in congress from taking any action that would interfere with the laws passed by the newly installed assembly, Delcy Rodriguez, the super-body’s leader, declared to unanimous approval.

“We are not threatening anyone,” said Aristobulo Isturiz, the constitutional assembly’s first vice president. “We are looking for ways to coexist.”

Embattled President Nicolas Maduro convoked the constitutional assembly in what he contends is an attempt to resolve the nation’s political standoff, but opposition leaders insist it is a power grab. Since its installation Friday, the assembly has already ousted the nation’s outspoken chief [...]  read more

New top story from Time: You Can Now Rent Donald Trump’s Childhood Home on Airbnb for $725 a Night

President Donald Trump’s childhood home in Queens is now listed on Airbnb — for $725 a night.

Up to 20 guests can reside in the 5-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home, which the Airbnb listing describes as “the perfect accommodation for a New York Vacation.” There is, according to the listing, a giant cut out of the President in the living room, which is described as “a great companion for watching Fox News late into the night.”

“Not much has been changed since the Trumps lived here,” the listing states. ” The kitchen is original and the opulent furnishings represent the style and affluence in which the Trumps would have lived. This is a unique and special opportunity to stay in the home of a sitting president.”

The listing is verified on Airbnb, but explicitly states there is no affiliation with the White House, the President, or the Trump Organization.

The home was sold in March for $2.4 [...]  read more

New top story from Time: The White House Still Won’t Condemn the Minnesota Mosque Attack

Deputy Assistant to the President Sebastian Gorka said Tuesday that the White House will remain silent about the August 5 attack on a Minnesota mosque until the results of the investigation are finalized.

A bomb was thrown through the window of a mosque, the Dar Al Farooq Community Center in Bloomington, Minn. on August 5. No one was injured, but worshipers were in the building when the bomb was thrown. The FBI has taken the lead on the investigation. Although the Department of Homeland Security issued a statement that day stating they were in contact with Minnesota officials and expressing support for people to freely worship their religion, neither Donald Trump nor the White House has issued an official statement.

“When we have some kind of finalized investigation, absolutely,” Gorka said on MSNBC Tuesday when asked about a response. “There’s a great rule; all initial reports are false, you have to check them you have to know who the perpetrators are. We’ve [...]  read more