Monthly Archives جولای 2020

US Troops Could Soon Be Heading to Poland Under New Agreement

STUTTGART, Germany — The U.S. and Poland have agreed to a defense deal that will lead to more American troops deployed in the central European nation, a top U.S. diplomat said Friday.

The two countries have completed negotiations on a new Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, which “will implement the joint vision of our two presidents to enhance the U.S. military presence in Poland,” Washington’s ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher wrote in a Twitter post.

Washington and Warsaw have been involved in lengthy talks over the plan to add U.S. troops and one of the key decisions was how much Poland would spend.

President Donald Trump has insisted that Warsaw pick up the bulk of the tab, but it wasn’t clear Friday how the financial burden would be shared.

The agreement came two days a...

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21 Delicious Candles That Have Us Dreaming of Fall

All winter-long I pine for the bright, sunny (even sweaty) headiness of summer. But two months into “Feels like 101 degrees” weather, and I’m longing for autumn—the cool temps, chunky knit sweaters, fuzzy blankets, and heavy socks.

Completing the crisp-weather picture in my head—are the deliciously cozy aromas that fall brings: spicy cinnamon, comforting vanilla, and earthy pine (also, pumpkin bread, anyone?)…all the rich aromas that make you want to curl up with a good book and watch the leaves drift.

The quickest way to bring those fall aromas into your home in the summer? Scented candles, of course...

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Single-Hung vs. Double-Hung Windows: What is the Difference?

Choosing Single Hung vs. Double Hung Windows for Your Home – Bob Vila

Whether you’re building a home from scratch or giving your current residence a face-lift, there are a few factors to consider when deciding on the type of window you’ll use. Choosing between single-hung and double-hung windows comes down to cost, maintenance, and energy efficiency.

The Single Hung Vs Double Hung Windows Option

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When it comes to picking out windows, there can be an overwhelming number of options in terms of style. But before you start looking at trims and shapes, you must decide between single-hung or double-hung windows. Single-hung windows hav...

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Taliban Fighters Are Reportedly Using Anti-Tank Missiles to Down Afghan Helicopters

This article by Jared Keller originally appeared on Task & Purpose, a digital news and culture publication dedicated to military and veterans issues.

Taliban fighters are increasingly targeting Afghan security forces with foreign-made anti-tank missiles, the New York Times reports, an alarming jump in firepower for the militant group that casts a shadow over Afghanistan’s fragile security situation.

Twice this year, Taliban militants have downed Afghan National Defense and Security Forces helicopters in Afghanistan’s Helmand province with anti-tank guided missiles “rarely seen in the hands of the Taliban,” reported the New York Times, citing both U.S. and Afghan officials.

The officials claimed that the weapons used in both attacks were “likely” supplied by the Iranian military despite ...

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Solved! Does Grass Seed Go Bad?

Does Grass Seed Go Bad? Expiration Dates, Explained – Bob Vila

Heed these simple storage solutions to help your leftover grass seed last until next season.

Solved! Does Grass Seed Go Bad?

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Q: I purchased two bags of grass seed last spring, and I am finally getting around to using them. However, one of the bags now has a musty odor. Does grass seed go bad?

A: Everyone wants a lush lawn with minimal effort and minimal expense, and planting grass seed can be a cost-effective solution...

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1 Marine Dead, 8 More Missing After AAV Accident Off California Coast

Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard assets are searching for eight missing troops following a deadly Marine amphibious vehicle accident that took place Thursday afternoon off the coast of southern California.

The Marines, assigned to the San Diego-based 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, had been conducting a routine training exercise near San Clemente Island in coordination with the three-ship Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and other assets assigned to the MEU. Around 5:45 p.m. local time, the amphibious assault vehicle reported taking on water, according to a news release from I Marine Expeditionary Force.

Read next: Navy Officer’s Years-Long Murder Case Gets Another Twist with Court Ruling

Of the 15 Marines and one sailor aboard the AAV, eight were able to make it out of the vehicle...

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How to Substitute Oat Milk in Sweet & Savory Recipes

We’ve teamed up with Planet Oat to share the many delicious ways you can enjoy their Oatmilk at home—from swapping it for dairy milk in fluffy cake batters to whisking it into a roux for creamy, cheesy pastas.


Because of my partner Trevor’s allergy to milk, and my attachment to what dairy brings to the table (puffed cakes, tender breads, silky sauces), we kind of ask a lot of our non-dairy substitutes. They must be creamy, full-bodied, reluctant to break, and relatively neutral-tasting so they can be splashed into anything—a sauce here, a braise there.

Our go-to: oat milk.

Like other non-dairy milks, oat milk is made from blending the product (that is, rolled oats) with water, then straining out the oat solids to get a milk-like beverage...

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Enter Bob Vila’s 2020 Essential Power Tool Giveaway with Bosch today!

Enter Bob Vila’s 2020 Essential Power Tool Giveaway with Bosch today! – Bob Vila

As summer heats up, it’s time to focus our energies for maximum efficiency. Your home and garage have projects awaiting your attention. But the results are only as good as the tools you use. Bosch is all about professional results, whether you’re building a deck or assembling furniture. That’s why we’re partnering with Bosch to bring you essential power tools for all your DIY and home renovation projects.

This August (starting 12:00 p.m. ET on July 31, 2020 through 11:59 a.m...

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Trump Says He’ll Help with Funeral Costs for Slain Soldier Vanessa Guillen

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump met Thursday with the family of a soldier who investigators say was slain on the Texas Army base where she was stationed, saying it is a “terrible story” and that he would help with funeral expenses.

The family of Spc. Vanessa Guillen, whose remains were found July 2 following her disappearance in April from Fort Hood, rallied with several dozen supporters before the meeting with Trump, calling for justice in the case and for changes in the way the military handles sexual abuse and harassment.

“It’s an incredible story. It’s a terrible story,” Trump said to the family in the Oval Office. “So we’re going to look into it very powerfully. We already have started, as you know, and we’ll get to the bottom of it...

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Navy Esports Team to Resume Streaming on Twitch After Trolling Caused Weeklong Hiatus

The Navy is standing by its decision to block some users on its livestreaming channel where the sea service’s new esports team talks to young gamers.

Goats & Glory will resume streaming on the Navy’s Twitch channel Friday night after claims that the esports team was stifling free speech by banning some commenters. Rear Adm. Dennis Velez, the head of Navy Recruiting Command, made the call July 23 to temporarily halt the team’s Twitch streams to review the service’s policies and provide training to Goats & Glory members.

Read next: 1 Marine Dead, 8 More Missing After AAV Accident Off California Coast

That was after, as Velez put it, Twitch users spent several days “spamming” the Navy’s channel...

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